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71 1303 Cervantes Saavedra M de 71 1303 Cervantes Saavedra M de
71 1303 Cervantes Saavedra M de 71 1303 Cervantes Saavedra M de
71 1303 Cervantes Saavedra M de 71 1303 Cervantes Saavedra M de
71/1303 Cervantes Saavedra, M. de. Histoire de l'admirable Don Quichotte de la Manche. French transl. F. de Saint-Martin. Paris, Lebigre Frères, 1832, 5 vols., 1 frontisp., 7 plates, contemp. unif. hcalf w. gilt spine.

- Foxed; each vol. stamp on first free endpaper. One vol. backstrip loosening; all vols. boards worn; corners showing; spine-ends dam.

= Rius I, 537.

€ (80-100)
71 1304 Chesterton G K 71 1304 Chesterton G K
71/1304 Chesterton, G.K. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED "G.K. Chesterton", to "Dear Lady Howard de Walden", dated "Feb. 21. 1928", pen and ink, 1 leaf, recto only., on paper w. letterpress letterhead w. address "Top Meadow Beaconsfield'.

- Thin spots in top and lower margins; sl. creased.

= Declining an invitation to read his own verses: "(...) I don't think anybody misses much: for I always feel & look & no doubt am a Fool when reading my own verse. If you would only let me read Belloc's now, I would lift the roof".

€ (200-300) 200
71 1305 Chesterton G K 71 1305 Chesterton G K
71/1305 Chesterton, G.K. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED "G.K. Chesterton", to "Dear Mrs Cust", undated, pen and ink, 1p., on paper w. letterpress letterhead w. address "Overroads, Aylesbury End, Beaconsfield'.

= Explaining why he had failed to come to see mrs Cust the previous Thursday, heaping the blame rather funnily on himself ("But, as often happens when I make Napoleonic plans, I found I had got it [crossed out: right] wrong by a trifle of some miles or an hour or two (...)." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LI.

€ (200-300) 230
71 1306 Chesterton G K 71 1306 Chesterton G K
71 1306 Chesterton G K 71 1306 Chesterton G K
71/1306 Chesterton, G.K. "Greybeard at Play". AUTOGRAPH CARICATURAL SELF PORTRAIT SIGNED "G.K. Chesterton" in pen and ink, 7,5x15 cm., on verso of a letterpress menu card of a Souper served on [recto in letterpress:] "Mardi, 4 Mars. 1924" at the [autograph:] "Grand Pump Room Hotel Bath", signed "G.K. Chesterton" to the left side.

= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIV.

€ (200-300) 375
71 1307 Conan Doyle A 71 1307 Conan Doyle A
71/1307 Conan Doyle, A. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. London, George Newnes Ltd., 1892, 1st ed. thus, (4),317,(1)p., ills. by S. PAGET, orig. giltlettered pict. cl., a.e.g.

- Trifle foxed. Spine-ends and corners sl. worn.

= The Strand Library. De Waal 520; Green/ Gibson A10a.

€ (250-350) 350
71 1308 Conan Doyle A 71 1308 Conan Doyle A
71/1308 Conan Doyle, A. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. London, G. Newnes, 1894 [= 1893], 1st ed., (8),279p., frontisp. and num. ills. by S. PAGET, orig. giltlettered pict. cl., a.e.g.

- Traces of bookplate on upper pastedown; upper hinge sl. weak. Otherwise fine.

= With tipped-in AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED between frontisp. and htitle, addressed to "Dear Sir" [unidentified]: "Dear Sir, I return the proofs, marking the best ones of the House. The front view of me is subtly unlike me - but makes quite a good picture. The side[?] one & silhouette are like me. What about Lady Doyle's. [signed:] A. Conan Doyle. [dated:] Oct. 10/12". Written on stationery with embossed "Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex" in black in upper right corner (formerly folded 3 times). De Waal 596; Green & Gibson 14a; Sadleir 746. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LV.

€ (800-1.000) 1300
71 1309 Conan Doyle A 71 1309 Conan Doyle A
71/1309 Conan Doyle, A. The Stark Munro Letters, Being a Series of Sixteen Letters Written By J Stark Munro, M.B., to His Friend and Former Fellow-Student, Herbert Swanborough, of Lowell, Massachusetts, During the Years 1881 - 1884. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1895, 1st ed., (6),346,(2),24 (advert.)p., frontisp. and title-vignette, orig. giltlettered beveled green cl.

- Bookplate on upper pastedown. An exceptionally fine copy. = Green and Gibson 18a.

€ (80-100)
71 1310 Conrad J 71 1310 Conrad J
71/1310 Conrad, J. The Rover. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1923, 1st ed., 317p., modern blindst. hmor., orig. cl. w. orig. dustwr. pres., t.e.g.

- Giltlettered monogram "J. Chr" and traces of former bookplate on upper pastedown of outer binding. Very fine copy.

= First issue of the first edition ("g" missing in "go" on p.221, line 2).

€ (100-150) 100
71 1311 Cowper W 71 1311 Cowper W
71/1311 Cowper, W. Poems. London, W.H. Reid, 1820, 2 vols., XIX,(1),388; IV,412p., 2 ident. engr. titles, 12 plates, woodcut tailpieces, contemp. unif. richly gilt black mor., a.e.g.

- Sl. foxed; index leaf vol. 2 loose(ning). Bindings sl. rubbed along extremities.

€ (50-70)
71 1312 Cowper W 71 1312 Cowper W
71/1312 Cowper, W. The Poems. Ed. J.D. Baird and C. Ryskamp. Oxf., Clarendon Press, 1980-1995, 3 vols., XLIII,(1),597; XIX,(1),454; LII,413p., orig. unif. cl. w. dustwr. (vol.I price-clipped) (fine set). - AND 2 works on/ by Cowper, i.a. J. KING, William Cowper. A Biography (Durham, 1986, orig. cl. w. dustwr. Fine).
€ (80-100) 80
71 1313 De la Mare W 71 1313 De la Mare W
71/1313 De la Mare, W. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED "W.J. de la Mare", to "Dear Miss Kilroe", dated "Jan 24 '52", pen and ink, 1 leaf, recto only, w. blindst. letterhead w. address "4 South End House, Montpelier Row, Twickenham, Middlesex". Idem. TYPESCRIPT LETTER SIGNED "W.J. de la Mare", to the same, dated "March 10, 1952", 1 leaf, recto only, w. blindst. letterhead w. address "4 South End House, Montpelier Row, Twickenham, Middlesex".

= "Please forgive that dreadful spelling mistake of mine - second childhood! And thank you for returning the two pieces (...)" (from the first letter). The second letter is on editorial matters and on "the proof of the two poems which I have corrected and return".

€ (50-70) 50
71 1314 Dickens C 71 1314 Dickens C
71/1314 Dickens, C. Little Dorrit. London, Bradbury and Evans, 1855-1857, 1st ed., 40 steelengr. plates and orig. wr. by H.K. BROWNE (= PHIZ), bound by SOTHERAN in contemp. gilt calf w. 3 dark blue letterpieces, richly gilt turn-ins, 5 orig. wr. pres., t.e.g.

- Plates foxed as usual. Attractively bound copy.

= Contains the wrappers to the following issues: no.1 (frontwr. only, no adverts.); no.2 (Little Dorrit advertiser, 12p.); no.3 (Little Dorrit advertiser,12p.); no.4 (Little Dorrit advertiser, 12p.); no.5 (Little Dorrit advertiser, 12p.); no.19/20 (Little Dorrit advertiser, 12p.). With a bound with manuscript note by the binder on Sotheran stationery stating: "This copy of "Little Dorrit" we hereby certify was bound up from the original monthly parts. H. Sotheran & Co. Wm.[?] Pitcher". First edition w. the following points: "Wiliam" for "Frederick" on p.317, line 27; B2 instead of BB2 on p.371; and "Rigaud" for "Blandois" on p.469, 472, and 473; three line errata on page XIV. With tipped-in errata slip (p.449). Eckel p.84f; Sadleir 691.

€ (150-250)
71 1315 Dickens C 71 1315 Dickens C
71/1315 Dickens, C. Little Dorrit. London, Bradbury and Evans, 1857, 1st ed., XIV,625,(1)p., steelengr. title-p. and 40 plates by H.K. BROWNE (= PHIZ), marbled edges, contemp. gilt hmor.

- Plates occas. sl foxed. Joints and corners trifle rubbed. Fine copy.

= First edition w. the following points: "Wiliam" for "Frederick" on p.317, line 27; B2 instead of BB2 on p.371; and "Rigaud" for "Blandois" on p.469, 472, and 473; three line errata on page XIV. Eckel p.84f; Sadleir 691.

€ (100-150)
71 1316 Dickens C 71 1316 Dickens C
71/1316 Dickens, C. Master Humphrey's Clock. London, Chapman & Hall, 1840-1841, 3 vols., (4),IV,306; VI,306; VI,426p., 3 woodengr. frontisp., num. ills. by G. CATTERMOLE and H.K. BROWNE ("Phiz"), later unif. gilt darkblue hcalf, t.e.g., orig. gilt and blindst. cl. backstrip and backwr. pres. in each vol., 4to.

- Fine and attractively bound set. = Eckel p.67ff; Wolff 1801. First edition in book-form.

€ (200-300) 210
71 1317 Dickens C 71 1317 Dickens C
71/1317 Dickens, C. Our mutual friend. London, Chapman and Hall, 1865, 1st ed., 2 parts in 1 vol., XI,(1),320; VII,(1),309,(1)p., 40 woodengr. plates by M. STONE, contemp. hcalf w. richly gilt spine.

- Bookplate on upper pastedown; lacks the htitle to vol.2; a few plates and textp. trifle foxed. Corners and joints trifle rubbed. Otherwise fine.

= First edition in bookform. Eckel p.94; Sadleir 697.

Idem. Little Dorrit. London, Bradbury and Evans, 1857, 1st ed., XIV,625,(1)p., 40 steelengr. plates by H.K. BROWNE (= PHIZ), contemp. gilt and blindst. hmor.

- Plates foxed. Joints trifle rubbed.

= First edition w. the following points: "Wiliam" for "Frederick" on p.317, line 27; B2 instead of BB2 on p.371; and "Rigaud" for "Blandois" on p.469, 472, and 473; three line errata on page XIV. Eckel p.84f; Sadleir 691.

€ (120-150)
71 1318 Dickens C 71 1318 Dickens C
71/1318 Dickens, C. Pictures from Italy. London, Bradbury & Evans for the author, 1846, 1st ed., (8),269,(1),(2 advert.)p., woodengr. ills. by S. PALMER, contemp. gilt hmor., t.e.g., sm. 8vo.

- Free endpapers and blanks sl. foxed; joints and corners sl. rubbed. Otherwise fine. = Eckel p.126.

Idem. Little Dorrit. London, Bradbury and Evans, 1857, 1st ed., XIV,625,(1)p., 40 steelengr. plates by H.K. BROWNE (= PHIZ), contemp. gilt and blindst. hmor., a.e.g.

- Bookplate on upper pastedown; all plates foxed. Corners and joints at spine-ends sl. rubbed.

= First edition w. the following points: "Wiliam" for "Frederick" on p.317, line 27; B2 instead of BB2 on p.371; and "Rigaud" for "Blandois" on p.469, 472, and 473; three line errata on page XIV. Eckel p.84f; Sadleir 691.

€ (100-150) 120
71 1319 Dickinson E 71 1319 Dickinson E
71/1319 Dickinson, E. Gedichten. Dutch transl. and annots. P. Verstegen. Amst., G.A. van Oorschot, (2005)/ 2007, 2 vols., 640,(3); 568,(3)p., parallel English/ Dutch text, india-paper, orig. unif. cl. w. dustwr. Bishop, E. Verliezen is een kunst. Dutch transl. G. Luijters. Sliedrecht, Wagner & Van Santen, 2004, 135,(1)p., parallel English/ Dutch text, orig. cl. Milosz, C. Gedichten. Selection and Dutch transl. G. Rasch. Amst./ Antw., Atlas, 2003, 270,(1)p., orig. cl. w. dustwr. - AND 10 others, all Dutch transl. of poetry, all but 2 hardcover w. dustwr., incl. works by Z. Herbert, G. Leopardi, A. Rimbaud (2x), W. Szymbosrka (2x) and D. Walcott (all fine).
€ (60-80) 120
71 1320 Dickinson E 71 1320 Dickinson E
71/1320 Dickinson, E. The Letters. Ed. T.H. Johnson and T. Ward. Cambridge, Belknap Press, 1970, 3rd ed., 3 vols., XXVII,(1),312; VII,(1),317-652; VII,(1),653-999p., orig. unif. cl., slipcase. Thoreau, H.D. The Illustrated Walden. With photographs from the Gleason Collection. Ed. J. Lydon Shanley. Princeton, Princeton Univ. Press, 1973, XXV,(1),352p., 66 photogr. plates, map (in text), orig. hrexine, slipcase. - AND 8 works publ. by the Folio Society, i.a. E. BRONTË, Wuthering Heights (1964); G. CHAUCER, The Canterbury Tales (1974); H. MELVILLE, Moby Dick (1974) and IDEM, Typee (1974, Folio Press).
€ (100-150)
71/1321 [Dolmen Press]. Gregory, Lady. Coole. Ed. C. Smythe. Preface E. Malins. Dublin, Domen Press, 1971, 105,(2)p., printed in 1050 copies, orig. clothbacked boards w. dustwr., 4to. Fitzmaurice, G. The Crows of Mephistopheles and other stories. Ed. R. Hogan. Ibid., idem, 1970, 1st ed., 148p., orig. cl. w. dustwr.

- Dustwr. sl. rubbed at top of spine.

Idem. The Plays. Dramatic Fantasies./ Folk Plays./ Realistic Plays. Introd. by A. Clarke/ H.K. Slaughter. Ibid., idem, 1967-1970, 1st ed., 3 vols., XV,(1),159; XX,153; XVIII,166p., orig. unif. cl. w. dustwr.

- Vol.2 sl. rubbed along upper margin of dustwr., otherwise a fine set.

AND 6 others by the same publisher, i.a. M. MARGULIES, The Early Life of Soan O'Casey (1970, 1st ed., orig. boards w. dustwr.); V. IREMONGER, Horan's field and other reservations (1972, 1st ed., orig. boards w. dustwr.); P. COLUM, Images of Departure (1969, 1st ed., orig. rexine w. dustwr.) and R. SKELTON, An Irish Album (1969, 1st ed., orig. boards w. dustwr.).

€ (70-90)
71 1322 Dumas père A 71 1322 Dumas père A
71/1322 Dumas père, A. Le Comte de Monte Christo. Paris, Dufour, Boulanger et Legrand, 1862-1863, 2 vols., (2),478,(2); (2),499,(4)p., 1 steelengr. frontisp. portrait of the author, 29 plates, contemp. hmor., 4to.

- Sl. foxed. Rebacked; covers sl. shaved; backstrips sl. worn.

= SIGNED on frontisp. portrait.

€ (100-150) 190