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Allen, James Lane: A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath. London: Macmillan & Co., 1901 First English editions. 8vo, pp. xxxii, 286, [2, advertisements], with 48 (including frontispiece) wood-engraved plates. Frontispiece, title and last verso slightly foxed. Original publisher's cloth, richly gilt. The first English editions of these two interesting works by the American novelist James Lane Allen (1849-1925), here handsomely illustrated by Hugh Thomson. First published separately in 1894 and 1895 respectively, they are two parts of the same narrative, concerning Lane Allen's own childhood in Lexington, Kentucky, before and during the American Civil War, and in the Reconstruction period.   Ref: 53776 
£25
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[Annual] Kennedy, William: (Prout, Samuel, illus.:) The Continental Annual, and Romantic Cabinet for 1832. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1832. Large paper. 8vo., p. [x], 313, [i] + frontispiece, additional engraved title-page and 11 further engraved plates. Most plates with their protective tissues neatly excised, one tissue (over 'View in Metz' plate) with a small square cut out. Sporadic foxing, mostly affecting plates and their adjacent leaves. Burgundy textured sheepskin, gilt spine and borders, a.e.g., yellow endpapers. Spine faded with a few scrapes, rubbed, corners worn but a very good, sound copy. To top corner of ffep, tiny blindstamp of Remnant & Edmonds, Binders, Paternoster Row. Recent pencilled ownership inscription to ffep. Inscription to preliminary blank: 'From her brother Jim, with much love, and all best hopes,/ to Clara A. Allan, in memory of 1885./ [illegible place name?]. July 20. 1907.' The illustrator Samuel Prout (1783-1852) was a master of architectural watercolour painting, and was a sometime teacher of John Ruskin. He was appointed 'Painter in Water-Colours in Ordinary' to King George IV in 1829, and afterwards to Queen Victoria.   Ref: 51733 
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[Annual] Roscoe, Thomas: (Harding, J.D., illus.:) (The Landscape Annual for 1832:) The Tourist in Italy. London: Jennings & Chapman, 1832. Large Paper. 8vo., pp. [viii], 286, [x] + engraved frontispiece, additional title-page with engraved vignette, plus 24 further engraved plates. Eight-page publisher's catalogue at rear. Sporadic foxing, some images toned with transfer to their protective tissues but others clean. Textured green sheepskin, gilt title to spine, raised bands, blind-tooled borders, a.e.g., yellow endpapers. Spine a bit faded, slightly rubbed with some wear to corners, small chip to bottom edge of upper board, very good overall. Recent pencilled ownership inscription to ffep, initials E.W. inked to top corner. Tiny binder's label of F. Westley, Friar Street, Near Doctor's Commons (London), at bottom edge of rear paste-down. The third of the publisher's Landscape Annuals.   Ref: 51732 
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[Annual] Roscoe, Thomas: (Prout, S., illus.:) (The Landscape Annual for 1830:) The Tourist in Switzerland and Italy. London: Robert Jennings, 1830. 8vo., pp. [vii], 278, [ii] + 26 plates including additional engraved title-page, as called for. Each plate protected by a slightly foxed tissue, but only very occasional spots of foxing elsewhere. Slight separation at gutter between frontis and engraved title. Green textured sheepskin, gilt title to spine, a.e.g.. Spine faded, a bit rubbed, lower corners bumped but a very good, sound copy overall. Signed to preliminary blank by the illustrator to his eldest daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth (b.1813). Recent pencilled ownership inscription to ffep. Samuel Prout (1783-1852) was a master of architectural watercolour painting, and sometime teacher of John Ruskin. He was appointed 'Painter in Water-Colours in Ordinary' to King George IV in 1829, and afterwards to Queen Victoria. The plates in this volume were engraved under the direction of the celebrated engraver Charles Heath (1785-1848).   Ref: 51731 
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Armstrong, Elizabeth: Ronsard and the Age of Gold. Cambridge at the University Press, 1968. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 213 + plates. Hardback: light brown cloth with spine gilt-titled on dark green label. Top edge green, a little dusting to each edge. Dust-jacket, price-clipped, a few words of flap-blurb made faint by removal of price-sticker, light creasing to edges. Still, a very good copy.   Ref: 53568 
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Bald, R.C.: Donne and the Drurys. Cambridge University Press, 1959. First edition. 8vo, pp. x, 176 + 11 plates and 3 illustrations. Blue cloth, title gilt-stamped to spine. Dust-jacket, slightly dusty, head of spine a trifle worn, else a very good copy overall.   Ref: 53444 
£20
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Banks, Iain M.: Look to Windward. The new Culture novel. London: Orbit, 2000. First edition. 8vo, pp. 357. Minimal toning, else a very good copy. Hardback, black cloth, spine gilt-lettered, dust-jacket, head of spine a little bumped, near invisible traces of adhesive to upper cover, but still very good.   Ref: 53540 
£12
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[Bible] (Copping, Harold, illus.:) The Holy Bible. According to the Authorised Version, with references. London: The Religious Tract Society, [1920?]. 8vo. pp. x, 2, 928, [2], 302, plus lithographed frontispiece and title, nearly 200 colour lithographed plates by Harold Copping, and 12 colour maps. Occasional light yellowing, one bifolium loose. Contemporary navy blue shagreen, inner edges gilt, a.e.r. 20th-century autograph and dedication of Winifred Sylvia Wood. A fine copy of this lavishly illustrated, popular Bible. This edition, undated, was published by the Religious Tract Society, with c.200 colour plates from original water-colour drawings by the major illustrator Harold Copping (1863-1932). Not in Darlow & Moule.   Ref: 53775 
£40
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[Bible]: Cassell's Illustrated Family Bible. Superior Edition. London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1880 Folio. pp. xviii, 1052, [6], 424, including engraved title and over 800 wood-engraved text illustrations. Small tear to lower blank margin of frontispiece, title slightly foxed, last four leaves slightly browned. Contemporary half crushed morocco over cloth, marbled endpapers, spine gilt, edges marbled, a bit scuffed, extremities rubbed. The 'superior edition' of the Cassell Bible (Authorised Version), handsomely illustrated with over 800 wood-engravings of biblical scenes. Not in Darlow & Moule.   Ref: 53774 
£350
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Blom, Eric (ed.): Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians. London: Macmillan & Co., 1954 Fifth edition. 9 vols, without the Supplement volume published in 1961, I: pp. xliv, 1078; II: pp. [4], 996; III: [4], 864; IV: pp. [4], 881, [1]; V: pp. [4], 1048; VI; pp. [4], 1040; VII: pp. [4], 1016; VIII: pp. [4], 828; IX: pp. [4], 604, with photographic frontispieces, over 70 colour plates and wood-engraved text illustrations. Light age yellowing. Contemporary crushed crimson morocco, spine gilt-lettered. Book label of W.A. Foyle, Beeleigh Abbey, to front pastedowns (lone volume without, with traces of glue). From the outstanding private collection of the great bibliophile William A. Foyle, whose library sale at Christie's on July 11-13, 2000 fetched £12.6 million.   Ref: 53558 
£150
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