Boy's Own Annual for 1894-95, 1902-03, 1911-12 and 1928-29, all with the coloured plates and in pictorial cloth bindings; some peripheral wear; two with typed biographical notes laid down to reverse of first folding plate, another with first folding plate creased. Very clean internally, one with ownership signature to front endpaper.
Children's Comics in bound volumes comprising The Rocket 1923-1924 (24 issues); Comic Life July-Dec. 1921 (26 issues, comic strips); The Nelson Lee Library Dec.1917-Feb.1919 (2 volumes, 63 issues, pictorial wraps intact); and The Boys' Champion Story Paper, Nov.30th 1901 to April 25th 1903 (2 vols., 84 issues). Many issues of The Rocket damaged o/w good to fine. (197 comics)
The Nelson Lee Library, Amalgamated Press, 1929-32 (plus one of 1924), small format, all with the pictorial wraps, some with rusted staples, mostly good/VG. (89)
Charles Dickens novels with wood-engravings by Edward Dalziel after a variety of artists. Chapman & Hall, 1890-92, quarto, gilt cloth, corners bumped, spines dulled, two with bookplates removed from front pastedown. Uncut, some unopened, fine internally. (14)
The Edinburgh Review Longmans and A. & C. Black, Jan. & April 1883; octavo, half-leather, gilt, VG; articles on Immanuel Kant (45pp), George Sand (20pp), Raphael (37pp), Volcanoes (34pp) and others. Spotting to endpapers o/w fine.
Temple Bar: A London Magazine for Town and Country Readers Ward & Lock, 1861-1863, Vols 1 to 7; octavo, half-leather over marbled boards, some minor wear, fine internally. (7)
Capt. W.E. Johns Worrals in the Wastelands, Lutterworth Press, 1949, 1st Edn; orig.printed cloth, VG, in a near-fine d/jkt, price-clipped by publisher with revised price of 6s. Fine internally, without inscriptions.
Capt. W.E. Johns Worrals Goes Afoot, Lutterworth Press, 1949, 1st Edn, orig.cloth, VG; in a good d/jkt, chipped in places, not price-clipped. Fine internally, no inscriptions.
Capt. W. E. Johns Worrals Down Under, Lutterworth Press, 1948, 1st Edn.,orig. cloth, near-fine; in a VG slightly edge-worn d/jkt; price-clipped by the publisher with revised price 6s. Fine internally without inscriptions. Very scarce.
William Harrison Ainsworth The Tower of London, Waverley Book Co., n.d.; octavo, 2 volumes, illustrated by George Cruikshank with 40 steel-engraved plates and 58 wood engravings in text. Orig. gilt cloth, a little worn, internal hingeing weak in places. Uncut. Occasional minor spotting. Ownership signatures to front endpapers. (2)
William Harrison Ainsworth The Lancashire Witches, Routledge, n.d. (c.1888) illustrated with wood engravings by Dalziel after John Gilbert; octavo, in attractive pictorial gilt cloth, a little worn at extremities; armorial bookplate of Harry Smith Edwards; minor foxing to prelims; fine internally with frontispiece & eleven other plates
Arnold Bennett Venus Rising from the Sea, Cassell & Co, 1931, illustrated by E. McKnight Kauffer; quarto, orig. printed cloth, spine a little darkened, uncut two sides; No. 50 of 350 printed, numbered and signed by the artist. Neat ownership signature to front pastedown. VG. In original (but damaged) slipcase.
Arnold Bennett The Bright Island, Golden Cockerel Press, 1924, full vellum with gilt lettering to spine; printed on hand-made paper, No.38 of 200 printed, numbered and signed by the author; top edge gilt, uncut elsewhere. Neat ownership signature to front pastedown o/w fine.
Arnold Bennett collection with 19 UK First Editions including Lord Raingo 1926 in worn d/jkt; Anna of the Five Towns, 1902, with W.H.Smith subscription library label, some foxing; Tales of the Five Towns, These Twain, The Matador of the Five Towns, The Card, Hilda Lessways, and The Roll Call. Together with E.J.D. Warrillow Arnold Bennett and Stoke-on-Trent, 1966 in d/jkt, other fiction by Bennett, and two related works. Fair to Fine. (30)
Arnold Bennett's Uncollected Short Stories 1892-1932, Churnet Valley Books, 2010, edited by John Shapcott, in gilt cloth binding, No.38 of 200 printed; together with five other works by Bennett issued in limited printings of 200 by Churnet Valley in matching bindings including two facsimile reprints, one with front cover slightly marked o/w VF. (6)
James Badnall (Ed.) The Poems of George Heath, the Moorland Poet. Memorial Edition. Bemrose & Sons, 1870, 1st Edn. Octavo, recased employing most of the original gilt cloth, now faded; VG internally with lithographed frontispiece & three other plates; vi,263,(2)pp; together with the expanded 2nd Edition of 1880 published by Simpkin, Marshall & Co in VG condition. (2)
Staffordshire Poets, a collection of 19th & 20th Century works, several privately published, including Susanna Trubshaw 1863, James Alsop 1880, F.R. Bartlett 1886, Elijah Cope 1875, Elijah Travis 1877, William O'Keeffe 1858, Edward Allen 1892, and Alfred Hine (4 different, 1890s/1900s, one with letter from the author tipped in). The Susanna Trubshaw is a presentation copy to her niece. Varied condition. (16)
Siegfried Sassoon To My Mother, Faber & Gwyer, 1928, two illustrations by Stephen Tennant, large paper edition, No. 38 of 500 printed, numbered and signed by Siegfried Sassoon. In original orange boards, gilt, a little faded, fine internally.
Siegfried Sassoon In Sicily, Faber & Faber 1930, two illustrations by Stephen Tennant, large paper edition, No.352 of 400, numbered & signed by Sassoon, in original green boards, gilt, chipped at top & tail of spine, fine internally; and Selected Poems, Heinemann, 1925, 1st Edn, in luxury leather binding, uncut two sides, VG. (2)
Selection of Poetry 1794-1963, including seven in full leather bindings, two others in half-leather; includes Emmeline Plunket Merrie Games in Rhyme , with superb illustration throughout. The 20th Century works include 3 ex-library in poor condition. Mainly good to fine. (26)