Selection with some illustrated works including Apollinaire Le Bestiaire, Marlborough Fine Art, 1979, illustrated & signed by Graham Sutherland, VF; Thornton Wilder The Bridge of San Luis Rey, 1929, 16 tipped-in woodcuts by Clare Leighton; plus works illustrated by Warwick Goble, Charles Brock (2), John Gilbert; and seven Folio Society books, six in slipcases. Fair to VF (13)
Feminist Review, London 1979-1987, quarto softbacks, all different collection of 19 issues, plus 3 related publications. VG/Fine (22)
A selection of works on Newcastle-Under-Lyme 1881-1940; comprising J. Ingamells Historical Records and Directory, 1881 (2 copies in variant bindings); three works by Thomas Pape; Conway's early history; and Bye-Laws and Regulations 1893-94. Good to fine. (7)
Thomas Dekker & John Webster Westward Hoe, [John S. Farmer, 1914], facsimile of the 1607 edition, quarter-vellum, printed title label; and Thomas Dekker The Gull's Hornbook, De La More Press, 1904, quarter-buckram, one of 650 on hand-made paper; both with abrasions to front pastedown o/w VG. (2)
The Strand Magazine, George Newnes, July 1892 to June 1893, and Jan. 1898 to June 1899, complete in 5 bound volumes (lacking pictorial wraps), in worn half-leather bindings; all with contributions by Arthur Conan Doyle including Sherlock Holmes. Some pages with fox marks o/w VG internally. (5)
The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, David Douglas, 1892, set of four small volumes in VG gilt cloth bindings, t.e.g.; endpapers browned o/w fine internally. (4)
[Frank E. Smedley] Frank Fairleigh, or Scenes from the Life of a Private Pupil. With Illustrations by George Cruiksank, Virtue Brothers, 1866; octavo, original decorated gilt cloth, worn at corners o/w VG; endpapers browned; uncut two sides; engraved title page and 30 steel engraved plates. Occasional marginal finger mark o/w fine internally.
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)
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'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)