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Alexiou, Margaret: The Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition. Cambridge University Press, 1974. 8vo., pp. xiv, 274. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty, near fine. White dust-jacket a little yellowed, price-clipped but with price stickers to flyleaf, still very good indeed.   Ref: 52154 
£35
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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 
£160
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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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Bell, W.D.M.: The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter. London: Neville Spearman & The Holland Press, 1958. Second edition. 8vo., pp. [x], 187, [i] + plates. Some illustrations in the text. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Headcap a little creased, edges dusty but still very good overall. Pencilled ownership inscription of Pamela Wyndham to ffep. First edition published 1923.   Ref: 51631 
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Bonham-Carter, Victor: The Fight for Public Lending Right 1951-1979. Dulverton: Exmoor Press, 1988. Pamphlet, pp. [i], 68, vii. Blue paper covers, a little shelf worn but very good overall.   Ref: 52175 
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Boswell, James: An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to that Island; and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli. Illustrated with a new and accurate map of Corsica. Glasgow: printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis for Edward and Charles Dilly, London, 1768. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxi, [iii], 382 + folding map (2nd state). Engraved vignette to title. Occasional very light offsetting, a few spots and smudges with p.1 a little foxed, map with repaired tear near gutter but no loss. Contemporary brown calf boards rebacked neatly but in a much lighter mustard shade, raised bands gilt ruled, burgundy and green morocco labels, plain double filet gilt borders, armorial gilt centrepiece of Londonderry Public Library to upper board. Rubbed, corners bumped particularly the top fore-edge corner of the upper board, endpapers a little toned at edges. A good, sound copy. Old MS library code to ffep verso. A number of variants exist, but in this copy: D2 is in its first state with 'John Home' after the first quotation; E2 and Z3 are cancels (with the correct spelling of Mariani on p.357 and 'Is-' at the end of line 11 on p.67); the last words of line 6, p.93 are "prince of" rather than the misspelling "prince fo"; line 18, p.296 are ends "of my own" rather than "my own of". First edition copy of Boswell's first substantial work, which was published in February of 1768. 'His meetings with Rousseau inspired Boswell to make a bold journey to Corsica [in 1764-5] to meet General Pasquale Paoli, leader of the insurgents seeking the island's independence from the Genoese [...] After a difficult inland journey he met and had conversations (22 to 27 October) in Sollacarò with Paoli, who at first suspected he was a spy, but who quickly came to like his improbable young visitor, saw an opportunity for promotion of the Corsican cause in Britain, and consented to a series of interviews. Boswell's trip was both arduous and dangerous. He suffered painfully from ingrowing toenails, the result of trudging long distances in inadequate boots, and he contracted malaria, but the experience none the less exhilarated him. He remarked in 1783: 'I had got upon a rock in Corsica and jumped into the middle of life' (Boswelliana, 328). [...] With its reports of the gallant islanders and a Plutarchan depiction of Paoli paralleled with several classical heroes, [An Account of Corsica] was an immediate success. The work was widely read and translated, stimulated great interest in Paoli and the Corsican cause, brought its author wide fame in Britain and Europe, and found an interested readership among the Americans. It attracted the notice of the French government (which had a translation made), and though Boswell's ambition for British intervention was not to be fulfilled, he probably influenced Britain's decision to send secret supplies of arms to the Corsicans.' (ODNB) ESTC T26157; Gaskell 473   Ref: 52306 
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(Brett, Annabel; Tully, James; Hamilton-Bleakley, Holly, eds.:) Rethinking the Foundations of Modern Political Thought. Cambridge University Press, 2006. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 298. Black cloth, gilt lettered, a little shelf wear to board edges, remainder mark to bottom edge, lightly dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, a little shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 46916 
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Buckley, Charles Burton: An Anecdotal History of Old Times in Singapore, from the Foundation of the Settlement under the Honourable the East India Company on February 6th, 1819 to the Transfer to the Colonial Office as Part of the Colonial Possesions of the Crown on April 1st, 1867. University of Malaya Press, 1965. First edition. 2 vols. in 1. 8vo., pp. xiii, 790, xxii. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a little creased, slight toning to endpapers. Dust-jacket spine faded, edges a little tattered but still very good. Charles Burton Buckley (1844-1912) lived in Singapore for nearly 50 years, and worked as Confidential Adviser to the Sultan of Johore and Hon. Adviser to the Johore Government.   Ref: 51988 
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Casanova, (Giacomo Girolamo): Mémoires de J. Casanova de Seingalt Écrits Par Lui-Méme. Suivis de Fragments des Mémoires du Prince de Ligne. Paris: Garnier Frères, 1910. 8 vols.. Nouvelle edition, 8vo., pp. xxxi, [i], 478; 509, [i]; 503, [i]; 512; 546; 533, [i]; 538; 534, [ii], xxxvi. Illustrations in the text. Publisher's catalogue to rear of volume VIII (a little toned). Occasional annotations. Later red cloth, gilt titles to spines, edges lightly sprinkled blue. A few light dusty marks, top edges dusty but overall very good indeed. 'Collationnée sur l'édition originale de Leipsick.'   Ref: 49803 
£60
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