1283 - 1414 FOREIGN LITERATURE
- Traces of bookplate on upper pastedown. Spine trifle faded. Very fine copy.
= One of 110 numb. and signed copies with a portrait of the author by A. RUTHERSTON.
- Traces of former bookplate on upper pastedown. Letterpiece sl. browned and chipped; spine-ends trifle rubbed.
= "From the Library of H.G. WELLS" (sm. ticket on upper pastedown), with AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION on first free endpaper: "To H.G. Wells, in homage, from Osbert Sitwell 14.6.23". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LV.
- Owner's entry and sm. stain on first free endpaper. Dustwr. sl. frayed, lacks 2 cm. at foot of spine and w. tear in backwr.
AND 2 others: IDEM, The Winter of Our Discontent (ibid., idem, 1861, 1st Engl. ed., orig. boards w. (trifle rubbed) dustwr.) and A. HUXLEY, After Many a Summer (London, 1939, 1st ed., orig. cl. w. (sl. chipped) dustwr.).
- A fine copy. Htitle and title-p. trifle foxed. Corners sl. rubbed; backstripped sl. faded.
= First edition, first issue with: "name his business" (p.40), "nine o'clock" (p.64) and "Long Islands" (p.101), adverts w. code 5G. 4.86. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVI.
- Backwr. trifle yellowed along margins; 2 tiny rubbed spots on spine of dustwr. Fine copy.
- Bookplate on upper and lower pastedown; trifle soiled. Backstrip sl. sunned; spine-ends dam.
- A few leaves sl. foxed; a few sm. tears in inner margin; spine-ends sl. dam. A fine copy.
= "Uncle Tom's Cabin is not only he most thrilling Novel ever written in America, but the most interesting and startling work of the age." (from the introduction). A very rare early edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin, printed (as the introduction says): "three or four months" after the first publication in America, which was on 20 March 1852. The first English publication was in May 1852, hence this publication probably dates to the summer of 1852. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVI.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; traces of bookplate on first free endpaper.
= With AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION to the publisher A.H. Bullen on htitle: "A.H. Bullen from A.C. Swinburne With sincere regards & thanks Dec. 10th 1887". Rare. Wise 88.
- Sl. yellowed as usual. Binding a few trifle rubbed spots at extremities. A fine copy.
= Wise 25. Wellbound copy of an early issue with most errors (including the advertisement lvs. at the end) corrected, but w. the errors in the Greek text on p.84 and the incorrect "Nor for their love" (instead of "Not for their love") still present. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVI.
- Fine copy. First three preliminary leaves and first free endpaper sl. foxed.
= Rare proof copy, from the library of Algernon Swinburne's youngest sister Isabel Swinburne (acc. to annot. by Frances Colchester Wemyss on upper pastedown) and with an extensive bibliographical annotation in pencil on first free endpaper by Wemmys on the printing history of the book, stating that this copy is a proof with a slightly different title-p. reading "The Queen-Mother and Rosamond" (instead of the later "The Queen-Mother. Rosamond. Two Plays"). See Wise 2, listing the first edition with the title-p. reading: "The Queen-Mother. Rosamond. Two Plays". Wemyss' note reads as follows: "This copy is the first book of A.C.S. ever printed. It was sent him as a proof of "The Queen Mother & Rosamund [sic]" & he did not like the title page, which made it seem that the name of the book poem was "The Queen Mother & Rosamund" instead of there being two separate poems - "The Queen-Mother" and "Rosamund" respectively bound together. In the first edition this is put right and there is a title-page before "Rosamund", in the middle of the book, and also several errata. There is a paper label on the first edition, with authors initial given as A.G.S. [monogrammed] J.C.W." Only a very small number of copies with the unamended title had been sold before it was withdrawn in order to cancel the first title-page. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVI.
- First two vols. dustwr. price-clipped. Otherwise a fine set.
AND 6 others, i.a. W.R. RODGERS, Collected Poems. Introd. D. Davin (London, 1971, 1st ed., orig. boards w. (sl. creased) dustwr.) and S. O'FAOLAIN, The Talking Trees (London, 1971, 1st Engl. ed., orig. boards w. dustwr.).
- Very fine copy.
Tennyson, A. The Death of Oenone, Akbar's Dream, and Other Poems. London, Macmillan and Co., 1892, 1st ed., 111p., orig. giltlettered green cl.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown. Fine copy.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown. Fine and attractively bound copy.
- First vol. bookplate on upper pastedown; occas. (sl.) foxed (as usual) (esp. plates). Covers sl. rubbed.
= Ray 144.
- Both vols. w. two bookplates on upper pastedown; first vol. waterstain on first few lvs. Spines sunned.
- First vol. traces of former bookplate on upper pastedown; 2nd vol. bookplate on upper pastedown; most plates (sl.) foxed; textp. occas. sl. foxed. Covers w. vague white sheen; spine-ends chipped.
- Dustwr. trifle creased at foot of spine. Otherwise fine.
Heym, G. Dichtungen und Schriften. Gesamtausgabe. Ed. K.L. Schneider. Vol. 1-3 and 6 [all published]. Hamb., H. Ellermanm, 1960-1964, 4 vols., india-paper, orig. unif. cl. (vol. 6 w. dustwr). - AND 2 others in 4 vols., i.a. F. NIETZSCHE, Werke in drei Bänden. Ed. K. Schlechta (Munich, 1960-1963, 2nd/ 4rd ed., 3 vols., india-paper, orig. unif. cl. w. dustwr.).
- Some dustwr. sl. yellowed and trifle creased at (top ends of) spine. Fine set. = Rare complete set.
- Vol. 2 w. no. "3" on spine (and vice versa). = Both works in the rare first Dutch translation.