Abel, E. Lawrence: Singing the New Nation: How Music Shaped the Confederacy, 1861-1865. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2000. First edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 398. Hardback: red cloth backed blue boards, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, price-sticker removed from lower corner of front cover leaving a faint trace of adhesive only, still very good. An unused copy. Foreword by Bobby Horton. Ref: 53939
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
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
(Beeforth, G. l.:) Views of Scarborough. Scarborough: G. L Beeforth, n.d. [c.1853] 8vo. (225 x 145mm). 8 leaves of plates, each with two engraved images of Scarborough signed Rock & Co, London and dated between 1850 and 1853. Foxed. Blue cloth, blind-stamped, gilt title to upper board, yellow endpapers. A bit rubbed, but good. G. L Beeforth was a "Bookseller, Stationer, Print and Music Seller" of 3. St. Nicholas Street, Scarborough, who complemented his stock with pianofortes, desks, blotting paper and leather goods. Ref: 54142show full image..
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
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
Cohen, Morton N: Lewis Carroll: A Biography. London: Macmillan, 2015. First UK edition. 8vo., pp. xxiii, 577 + plates. Illustrations. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Light shelf-wear, very good. Ref: 54265
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
Coote, Stephen: John Keats: A Life. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1995. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 356 + plates. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Spine cocked, light shelf-wear and dusting, good. Ref: 54257
Corneille, Pierre & Thomas: Les Chef-d''Oeuvres Dramatiques de Messieurs Corneille. Avec Le Jugement des Scavans a la fin de chaque Piece Amsterdam: aux D?pens de la Compagnie, 1773. 12mo. 4 vols., pp.viii, 384 + 6 plates; [iv], 314 + 5 plates; [iv], 272 + 3 plates; [iv], 352 + 3 plates. Engraved portrait frontispieces to vols. I and II, woodcut head and tail pieces and initials, a few leaves of vol. IV unopened, '990' in blue pencil at foot of final page vols. I and IV. Occasional light spots and stains, a little damp-staining to vols. II and IV, vol. I with lower corner of leaf F2 torn but not affecting text. Later mottled calf, spines heavily gilt, edges red, marbled endpapers. Edges a little rubbed but very good. To each front paste-down the red-printed book label of the translator Niccolai Gamba-Castelli, with MS shelfmark. Vol. I - Trag?dies de P. Corneille: Le Cid; Horace; Cinna; Polieucte; L Mort de la Pomp?e. Vol. II - Trag?dies de P. Corneille: Rodogune; Heraclius; Othon. Vol. III - Trag?die de T. Corneille: Le Comte D'Essex. Com?die de P. Corneille: Le Menteur. Com?die de T. Corneille: Le Baron D'Albikrac. Vol. IV - Com?dies de T. Corneille: Le Festin de Pierre; La Comtesse D'Orgueil (Nouveau Prologue); L'Inconnu (Nouveau Divertissement). Ref: 54145show full image..