Browning, Robert: Poems of Robert Browning. Oxford: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1920. 8vo, pp. [viii], 696, with illustrated frontispiece. Slight toning. Contemporary tree calf, gilt border, spine gilt, gilt-lettered morocco label, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, corners, head and foot of spine minimally rubbed. Inscription dated 1921 to front free endpaper. Ref: 53496
Carey, John: A Little History of Poetry. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2020. First edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 312. Illustrations. Hardback: red cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Fine. Ref: 54064
Chatwin, Bruce: The Viceroy of Ouidah. London: Jonathan Cape, 1980. First edition. 8vo., pp.[iv], 155, [I]. Internally clean. Slight gap between half-title and title, due to backing. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty, near fine. First edition, first impression, copy of Chatwin's second published work. Ref: 50437
Condren, Conal & Cousins, A. D. (eds.): The Political Identity of Andrew Marvell. Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1990. First edition. 8vo., pp. ix, 221. Hardback: black cloth, silver-lettered, fine. Dust-jacket, light shelf-wear only, very good. Includes an essay by William Lamont, and from his library although with no evidence of ownership. Ref: 53736
Darwin, Charles: (Burkhardt, Frederick; Porter, Duncan M.; et al., eds.:) The Correspondence of Charles Darwin. Cambridge University Press, 1985-1997; 2002. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxxii, 702; xxxvi, 603; xxxii, 523; xxxvi, 711; xxxii, 705; xxxii, 673; xxxviii, 671; xxxviii, 766; xxxvi, 609; xl, 936; xl, 695 + plates to all vols. Hardbacks: black cloth, green title-piece to spine, gilt-lettered, a few corners lightly bumped and Vol. 8 with a larger dent to outer board-edges, light dust-marking to edges and Vol.5 with a considerable tea-stain to top edge (only), but all volumes unread and internally clean. Dust-jackets, creasing to jacket edges with a few tiny nicks to edges, a couple of corners with closed tears, Vol. 7 with two larger but still closed tears to centre of front flap-fold, but still very good overall. The Darwin Correspondence Project was founded in 1974 by an American scholar, Frederick Burkhardt, with the help of his wife, Anne Schlabach Burkhardt. and Sydney Smith, a zoologist in the University of Cambridge (all three now deceased). Setting out with the aim of locating all letters written by Charles Darwin, they originally intended to publish only summaries. This original intention then developed with Cambridge University Press into a plan, which remains ongoing, to publish for the first time a complete edition of the entire correspondence, consisting of "full authoritative texts of Darwin's (letters)... edited according to modern textual editorial principles and practice". A total of 30 volumes are anticipated, with 28 now published. Here we have the first 10 volumes, covering the years 1821-1862, with Vol. 13, containing 1865 and supplementary material for 1822-1864. Ref: 53938show full image..
[Darwin] Freeman, R. B.: The Works of Charles Darwin: An Annotated Bibliographical Handlist. London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1965. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 81 + plates. Maps and illustrations. Hardback: green cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Lightly shelf-worn and dusted with a little fraying to jacket edges, otherwise very good. Ref: 53942
Davidson, Pamela: Vyacheslav Ivanov and C.M. Bowra: a Correspondence From Two Corners on Humanism. University of Birmingham Centre for Russian and East European Studies, 2006. 8vo., pp. [xii], 132. Paperback, white covers printed in black and orange. A little light shelf wear, very good. Postcard from the author loosely inserted. Birmingham Slavonic Monographs No. 36. Ref: 52166
De Bèze, Théodore; Muret, Marc-Antoine; Secundus, Joannes: Poemata; Juvenilia; Juvenilia. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden] [i.e. Paris]: s.n. [Barbou] 1757. Small 8vo. (155 x 90mm), pp. [ii], iv, 124 + portrait frontispiece; x, 11-106 + portrait frontispiece; iv, [i], 4-156. No loss to the 3rd work, just unusual pagination, and no portrait called for. Woodcut printer's device (formerly used by the Elzevirs) to each title-page. Occasional very light foxing. Contemporary brown mottled calf, spine gilt with dark red morocco label, gilt borders and dentelles, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, pink ribbon bookmark bound in. Spine a little creased, very light wear to endcaps and corners, a very good, attractive copy. Brunet I, 239 Ref: 52284show full image..
[Diamond Classics] Tasso, Torquato: La Gerusalemme Liberata. London: William Pickering, 1822. First issue of this edition from Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), renowned bibliophile, and exquisitely printed, by C. Corrall. Keynes, p.63, 91 Ref: 51908show full image..
Dmitrieva, Olga; Abramova, Natalya (eds): Britannia and Muscovy. English Silver at the Court of the Tsars. Yale University Press, 2006 4to., 254 x 238 mm., pp. 303. Lavishly illustrated. Black cloth, silver title to spine. Dust-jacket with very light shelf wear, near fine. Ref: 52345