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Beckett, Samuel: Dream of Fair to Middling Women. London: Calder, 1993. First edition. 8vo. pp. xx, [iv], 242. Quarter brown cloth, green boards, gilt-lettering to spine. Dust-jacket. Unread, very slight shelf-wear and dusting to edges of text and jacket otherwise a fine copy. Beckett's first novel, published posthumously, edited by Eoin O'Brien and Edith Fournier with a foreword by O'Brien.   Ref: 53058 
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Boothroyd, A. E.: Fascinating Walking Sticks. Bracknell, Berks.: Salix Books, 1970. First edition. 8vo., pp. 206. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Boards and contents clean, slight shelf-wear to edges, very good. Dust-jacket sun-faded to spine and portion of upper cover, a little worn and creased to edges otherwise very good. With photographs by Edward Morgan. "Over 280 different sticks illustrated including gun and swordsticks (and) foreword by Sir Gerald Nabarro, M.P."   Ref: 53004 
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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. Three highlights of 16th-century Neo-Latin poetry, bound together as usual. All three title-pages bear a false imprint, 'Lugduni Batavorum'; according to Brunet this edition was actually published in Paris by Barbou, and it does indeed have the appearance of a Barbou book. The first work comprises the poems of the Calvinist theologian Théodore de Bèze (or Theodorus Beza, 1519-1605,) originally published in Paris in 1548. He is most known for his editions of the New Testament: a Latin translation and a Greek critical edition. The Juvenilia of Marc-Antoine Muret (or Marcus Antonius Muretus, 1526-1585) was first published in 1552. A Classical scholar, as well as writing poetry he lectured in schools in France and Italy and was involved with the rediscovery and interpretation of ancient texts. The final work is that of Janus Secundus Nicolai Hagiensis (1511-1536). The first publication of his works was posthumous, Secundus having died very young, and appeared in Utrecht in 1541. It was edited by his brother Marius. Secundus is primarily remembered for his love poems, often known as the 'kissing poet' for his variations on two kiss poems by Catullus. Brunet I, 239   Ref: 52284 
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[Diamond Classics] Tasso, Torquato: La Gerusalemme Liberata. London: William Pickering, 1822. 2 vols. in 1. 24mo., pp. [iv], 199, [i]; [iii], 204-405, [iii], + portrait frontispiece and additional engraved frontispiece, including single-leaf publisher's catalogue at rear. Some toning to frontis, additional title-page and title-page but otherwise clean.Contemporary black morocco with gilt spine, borders and dentelles, a.e.g., scarlet endpapers. Joints a little rubbed but still a very good, attractively-bound copy. Ownership inscription of Elizabeth Frances Drury (b.1809) of Harrow to a preliminary blank. She was the daughter of respected Classical scholar and Harrow School master Henry Joseph Thomas Drury (1778–1841). First issue of this edition from Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), the renowned bibliophile. Keynes p.63, 91   Ref: 51908 
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Elytis, Odysseus: The Sovereign Sun: Selected Poems Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Kimon Friar. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1974. First edition in English. 8vo., pp. viii, 200. Cloth, gilt-lettered. Dust-jacket. Top edge of text rather dust-stained, other edges and jacket a little so, otherwise very good. Ownership inscription "Bill Huntington" to ffep.   Ref: 53059 
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Goldsmith, Oliver: (Dobson, Austin, ed.; Jellicoe, John & Railton, Herbert, illus.:) The Poems and Plays. London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1889. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [viii], 234; xxix, [i], 197, [iii] + frontispiece to each volume and 4 further plates. Half faux vellum, sage green cloth boards, red titles to spines, edges uncut. A bit rubbed, spines slightly grubby, endpapers very toned, but still very good copies overall. Large paper limited edition, of which 150 sold in England and 100 in America. This copy number 55.   Ref: 52239 
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Harper, Colin: dazzling stranger: bert jansch and the british folk and blues revival. London: Bloomsbury, 2000. First edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 372, [iv]. Pages slightly browning towards edges (due to poor paper quality), but clean. Black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, creased at edges, a little shelf-worn, but still very good.   Ref: 53057 
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Heaney, Seamus: The Burial at Thebes. Sophocles' Antigone. Translated by Seamus Heaney. London: Faber and Faber, 2004. First edition. 8vo., pp. 56. Black cloth, gilt-lettered. Black front endpaper partially splitting and showing white at hinge but intact. Dust-jacket, very slightly shelf-worn along to edge. Very good.   Ref: 53047 
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Hobson, Anthony: Humanists and Bookbinders. The Origins and Diffusion of the Humanistic Bookbinding 1459 - 1559, with a Census of Historiated Plaquette and Medallion Bindings of the Renaissance. Cambridge University Press, 1992. Folio, pp. xix, [i], 296 + colour frontispiece and 2 further leaves of colour plates, many more b&w illustrations in the text. Brown cloth, green and gilt spine label. Top edge a little dusty, near fine. Reprint of the 1989 first edition.   Ref: 51155 
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Joyce, James: Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1926. 8vo. (210 x 160mm), pp.[xii], 735, [v]. Clean and bright internally. Original blue paper publisher's wrappers, edges uncut. Upper joint wholly split, so upper cover only attached where it folds around the outer edges of the first gathering. A bit cocked, spine worn and chipped with some surface peeling, edges tattered with numerous small closed tears and upper fore-edge fold splitting. There have been at least 18 editions of Ulysses, each with variations in their different impressions. Here we find the eighth printing of the first edition, with the 'type entirely re-set', so de facto the second edition. An uncommon find in its original paper wrappers.   Ref: 51744  show full image..
£1000
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