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Anon, OUR LIVING PAINTERS: THEIR LIVES AND WORKS (London: James Blackwood, 1859).  First edition, 18 x 12cm (8vo), in publisher's goldenrod fine net-grain cloth w/embossed decorations to covers & gilt design to fr. cover & spine, pale yellow ep.s, 276 (viii) pp. +4pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by M'Corquodale & Co., London & Glasgow.  Association copy signed by Ruthven Todd to recto of fr. ep.  Included are essays on the Pre-Raphaelites (D.G. Rossetti, W. Holman Hunt, J.E. Millais) & many of their early followers (F. Madox Brown, William Dyce, A.L. Egg, J.F. Lewis, J.N. Paton, W.B. Scott, etc.).  Binding Fair (extremities moderately bumped & worn, & spine darkened [edges of covers less so] w/small piece chipped from head); contents Very Good (moderate browning to leaves).  Athenæum 2 July 1859 pp.22-23 (by F.G. Stephens).  (Inv. #641)  C$100

Avery, Gillian, and Julia Briggs (eds.), CHILDREN AND THEIR BOOKS: A CELEBRATION OF THE WORK OF IONA AND PETER OPIE (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989).  First edition, 21.5 x 13.5cm, in publisher's dark blue cloth w/gilt title to spine, pale blue ep.s, 414 (xvi) pp. w/numerous b&w illustrations, in pictorial dust-jacket.  Dust-jacket Very Good (sl. stained); binding Near-Fine; contents Near-Fine (edges darkened).  (Inv. #487)  C$20

Bishop, Roy, PAINTINGS OF THE ROYAL COLLECTION (London: Harrap & Co., 1937).  First edition, 23 x 15cm (8vo), in original grey wraps w/blue lettering to fr. cover, 233 pp. Advance Proof Copy w/upper corner trimmed by binder, text only.  Binding Fair (some wear & dampstains to spine); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #47)  C$20

Blackburn, Henry (ed.), ACADEMY NOTES (London: Chatto & Windus, 1875-84).  Ten volumes bound in one, first editions, 21 x 13cm (8vo), in 19thC. black half-calf w/marbled boards, red & gilt title-label to spine, raised bands, aqua ep.s, w/numerous wood engravings after drawings by the artists exhibiting at the R.A.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped); contents Good (1882 is incomplete).  (Inv. #37)  C$100  (individual copies of 1882, 1885, & 1887, all in original wraps, are also available at C$25 each)

Blanche, A. (M.R. Barnard, transl.), MASTER OF HIS FATE: A SWEDISH TALE (London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh, 1886).  First edition, 18.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's olive linen w/red, black & gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, a.e.g., olive ep.s, 440 [viii] pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & 7 unpaginated full-page plates by A.F. Hughes (eldest son of Arthur Hughes).  Printed by Richard Clay & Sons.  Binding Near-Fine; contents Very Good (some scattered foxing).  (Inv. #71)  C$20

Brown, Ford Madox, Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, Frederick Sandys, Simeon Solomon, et. al. (illus.), and Aley Fox (letterpress), ART PICTURES FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT (London: SPCK, 1894).  First edition, 27.5 x 21cm (4to), in publisher's tan linen w/gilt, black, ivory & olive design & title to fr. cover, gilt title to spine, bevelled edges, [xii, 180] pp. w/90 wood engravings by the Dalziels.  This vol. includes all the plates publ. in the Dalziels' Bible Gallery plus those commissioned by them but not incl. in their 1881 edition.  Binding Good (extremities bumped & worn, & ep.s sl. dusty); contents Good (margins age-toned w/infrequent lt. thumbing).  White 146-47, Reid 49 ("Simeon Solomon is responsible for 14" of the new designs), Fredeman 100.5, Ray p.96, de Beaumont 15, Goldman 38.  (Inv. #1160)  C$100

Buchanan, Robert, BALLADS OF LIFE, LOVE, AND HUMOUR ... WITH A FRONTISPIECE BY ARTHUR HUGHES (London: Chatto & Windus, 1882).  First edition, 19 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's royal blue linen w/gilt device & author's name to fr. cover, gilt title to spine, black borders to covers & spine w/black device to rear cover, chocolate ep.s, 255 (xii) pp. w/frontis. as stated in the title, +1p. publ. advert to p.[i], & 4pp. & 32pp. publ. cat.s (the 2nd dated Nov. 1881) to rear.  The 32pp. publ. cat. (& possibly the whole book) printed by J. Ogden & Co., London.  Binding Good (extremities bumped & worn, spine darkened, & hinges starting); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #1209)  C$50

Buchanan, Robert, THE FLESHLY SCHOOL OF POETRY AND OTHER PHENOMENA OF THE DAY (London: Strahan & Co., 1872).  First edition, 19 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's decorative buff paper wraps w/printed title & text to fr. cover, 97 [ix] pp., +4pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by Virtue & Co., London.  Buchanan can be forgiven for this rather ill-mannered attack on the new generation of poets--he was unable to admit that his own style of verse was growing stale and would soon be out of fashion.  Indeed he later apologized when he realized how inappropriate his tirade had been.  Binding Good (spine chipped, & a couple of lt. smudges to fr. cover); contents Near-Fine.  Fredeman 82.6, Colbeck 11.  (Inv. #1059)  C$100

Burne-Jones, Edward, LETTERS TO KATIE: WITH AN INTRODUCTORY NOTE BY W. GRAHAM ROBERTSON (London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1925).  First edition, 20.5 x 15cm (8vo), in publisher's holland-backed boards w/paper title-label to spine, [xvi, 32] pp. +tissue-guarded frontis & 23 full-page plates of drawings by the author.  Printed on watermarked "Abbey Mills Antique De Luxe" handmade paper by R. & R. Clark Ltd., Edinburgh.  Inscribed to recto of fr. ep.: "To A Morphy from Bun, Xmas 1925."  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped, a couple of marks to covers, & ep.s a bit spotted); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #1418)  C$100

Caine, W. Ralph Hall, ANNALS OF THE MAGIC ISLE (NY: Frederick A. Stokes Co., n.d. [1926]).  First edition, 21.5 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's light grey linen w/red & black title to fr. cover & spine, 356 (xxix) pp., w/frontis illus. from a drawing by Arthur Hughes (printed in blue) & titlepage illus. from an amphora in the British Museum.  Printed in Great Britain.  With the armorial bookplate of Eleanore M. Jewett to fr. pastedown.  Binding Good (spine darkened w/short closed tear at head); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #327)  C$20

Chesneau, Ernest, LA PEINTURE ANGLAISE (Paris: A. Quantin, n.d. [ca.1885]).  "Nouvelle" (second?) edition issued by the Bibliotheque de l'Enseignement des Beaux-Arts, French language text, 20.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's aqua fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to covers & spine, tan ep.s, 356 (xvi) pp., w/numerous engravings by Marius Michel, Michelet, etc. after paintings by Constable, Turner, D.G. Rossetti, Arthur Hughes, etc., +8pp. issuer's cat. loosely inserted.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. rubbed, & ep.s browned); contents Very Good (margins & gutters a bit browned).  (Inv. #895)  C$20

Cowper, William, and [Miles] Birket Foster (illus.), THE TASK: A POEM (London: James Nisbet & Co., 1855).  First edition thus, 21 x 15cm (4to), in publisher's navy morocco-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt decorations & title to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., pale yellow ep.s w/binder's ticket (Edmonds & Remnants, Ball 31A) to rear pastedown, 263 [xviii] pp. w/titlepage vignette & numerous wood engravings by Edmund Evans after Foster.  Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh.  Inscribed to recto of fr. ep.: "H G Smith, in memory of Aunt Emily H Eggar late of Cedar Cottage, June 24. 1877"; & pencilled in another hand "and given to me by his daughters on 9 Dec. 1905, N.E Church."  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped & rubbed); contents Very Good (1st few leaves foxed w/only occas. lt. foxing thereafter).  McLean VPBB 60, de Beaumont 71.  (Inv. #1150)  C$100

du Maurier, George (ed. & illus.), PETER IBBETSON (London: Osgood McIlvaine, 1896).  Early reprint, 18.5 x 14cm (8vo), bound in dark aqua calf by Zaehnsdorf (stamped to verso of fr. ep.), w/gilt ruling to covers & gilt decorations to spine, raised bands, red & gilt title-panels, t.e.g., decorative gilt turn-ins, red & blue-swirled ep.s, 381 [viii] pp. w/numerous illustrations by the editor.  Printed by R. & R. Clark Ltd., Edinburgh.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #300)  C$100

Elliott, J.W. (ed. & set to music by), NATIONAL NURSERY RHYMES AND NURSERY SONGS (London: Novello & Co. Ltd., n.d. [ca.1880]).  Early reprint, 26.5 x 18.5cm (4to), in publisher's saddle brown fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine (black only to rear), bevelled edges, a.e.g., cream ep.s, 112 [x] cardstock pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & numerous wood engravings by the Dalziels after Arthur Hughes, G.J. Pinwell, A.B. Houghton, etc.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. rubbed, & lt. foxing to ep.s); contents Very Good (moderate foxing to 1st & final leaves).  (Inv. #564)  C$100

Evans, Mrs. Godfrey, SOCIETY OF WATCHERS AND WORKERS. THANKSGIVINGS AND INTERCESSIONS FOR DECEMBER, 1916 [Castle Eden, Co. Durham: 1916].  First edition, 12.5 x 6.5cm (a single leaf folded twice), printed on thin card, 6 pp. w/Bible quotations & instructions.  A Fine copy.  (Inv. #888)  C$20

Falconer, William, THE SHIPWRECK (London: T. Nelson & Sons, 1868).  First edition thus, 18.5 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's brown sand-grain cloth w/embossed decorations to covers & gilt title to fr. cover & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., dark chocolate ep.s, 170 pp. w/numerous in-text wood engravings by Edmund Evans etc. after Miles Birket Foster, & vignettes & initials by H.N. Woods after Noel Humphreys.  Inscribed to half-title: "Mrs E.D. Stewart from O.M.O.N. [&] A.E.N., Christmas 1870."  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. rubbed w/top of spine worn, fr. hinge cracked, & some mottling to cloth & ep.s); contents Fair (titlepage lacking, otherwise Near-Fine).  (Inv. #785)  C$20

Fredeman, William E. (ed.), THE JOURNAL OF PRE-RAPHAELITE AND AESTHETIC STUDIES, I:1 (Part 1) (Vancouver: JPRS, Fall 1987).  First edition, 28 x 21.5cm, in original red wraps w/black text to covers, 113 (x) pp. w/colour frontis & titlepage.  Also incl. are three off-prints from this journal ("John Stuart Mill-ennium," Index of PR & JPRS, & "Literary-Art of DGR").  Very Good.  (Inv. #944)  C$25

Fredeman, William E., PRE-RAPHAELITISM: A BIBLIOCRITICAL STUDY (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1965).  First edition, 24 x 16.5cm, in publisher's charcoal grey linen w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, 327 (xix) pp. w/plates sections, in decorative dust-jacket.  The "indispensable" bibliography of the Pre-Raphaelite Movement.  Dust-jacket Good (spine faded as usual, & moderate edgewear & stains); binding Near-Fine; contents Near-Fine.  Fennell 11.  (Inv. #233)  C$100

Fredeman, William E. (guest ed.), VICTORIAN POETRY CENTENNIAL OF QUEEN VICTORIA'S GOLDEN JUBILEE (Morgantown: West Virginia Univ., Autumn-Winter 1987 [Vol. 25, Nr. 3-4]).  First edition, 23 x 15cm, in original decorative card wraps w/black title to spine, 243 (vi) pp. w/colour frontis & numerous b&w plates.  Binding Very Good (lt. staining); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #484)  C$20

Gatty, Mrs. Alfred, PARABLES FROM NATURE (London: Bell & Daldy, 1864).  New edition, 19.5 x 14cm (small 4to), in publisher's purple morocco-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt arabesque designs to fr. cover & spine w/oval inset gilt medallion to fr. cover (repeated in blind to rear), bevelled edges, a.e.g., 196 (viii) pp. +frontis wood engraving by H. Harral after P.H. Calderon & numerous others after William Holman Hunt, William Millais, C.W. Cope etc. thru-out, all w/their original tissue-guards, & 4pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by Whittingham & Wilkins at the Chiswick Press, London.  With the decorative bookplate of Charles Benson to fr. pastedown.  Binding Good (recased w/new cream ep.s, & extremities moderately bumped & worn); contents Good (occas. foxing, & a couple of sections sl. proud).  (Inv. #1405)  C$100

Goldsmith, Oliver, and Miles Birket Foster (illus.), THE TRAVELLER: A POEM (London: David Bogue, n.d. [1856]).  First edition thus, 21.5 x 15cm [tall 8vo], in publisher's reddish-brown morocco-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt & embossed arabesque design to covers & spine, gilt title to spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., pale yellow ep.s w/binder's ticket (Leighton Son & Hodge; Ball 53A2) to rear pastedown, [vii] 1-39 [40-42, blanks] thick cardstock pp. w/titlepage illus. & 30 wood engravings by Foster (most faced w/thick paper interleaves).  Inscribed "Isaak[?] Bernays with the kindest best wishes of Charles Robinson, Feb: 29 1856." & "Bertha A M Bernays in memory of her dear brother, Febry 1876," both to recto of 1st blank.  Until now this edition has been dated ca.1858, but the earlier inscr. in this copy redefines its publ. date.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped & rubbed, & spine gilt sl. faded); contents Very Good (several leaves sl. proud, & occas. foxing).  McLean VPBB 59, de Beaumont 116 (1858 edition).  (Inv. #1143)  C$100

Gollancz, Israel (ed.), PEARL: AN ENGLISH POEM OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY (London: David Nutt, 1891).  First edition, 22 x 14.5cm (8vo), in publisher's cream parchment over boards w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, gilt device to rear cover, t.e.g (others untrimmed), 142 (lii) pp. +tissue-guarded frontis by Dawsons from a work by William Holman Hunt.  Stated limited edition of 500 copies printed on handmade paper (no watermarks found) by T. & A. Constable, Edinburgh.  Binding Very Good (spine darkened w/outer edges of covers less so, & ep.s browned); contents Near-Fine (lt. spotting to deckle edges).  Fredeman 94.9.  (Inv. #953)  C$100

Gwynn, Stephen, and Gertrude M. Tuckwell (eds.), THE LIFE OF THE RT. HON. SIR CHARLES W. DILKE (NY: Macmillan, 1917).  Two volumes, first US editions, 22 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's olive diaper-grain cloth w/gilt armorial devices to fr. covers & gilt titles to spines, 557 (xix) & 614 (vi) pp. w/frontis & 7 b&w plates in each vol. (incl. 2 portraits by Arthur Hughes).  Printed in England by Billing & Sons, Guildford.  With the decorative bookplate of Charles Gardiner Cowan to fr. pastedowns.  Bindings Good (extremities moderately bumped, & spine gilt dulled); contents Very Good (a bit shaken).  (Inv. #78)  C$40

Hamerton, Philip Gilbert, THOUGHTS ABOUT ART (London: Macmillan, 1889).  Revised (second) edition, 18.5 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's charcoal linen w/blind-ruled borders to covers & gilt title to spine, charcoal ep.s, 383 (xxiv) pp., +54pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed in England by Richard Clay & Sons Ltd.  Binding Good (extremities bumped & rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  Macmillan 248.  (Inv. #345)  C$20



Harlaw, James, THE CHARM OF MILLAIS (London: T.C & E.C. Jack, n.d. [1910]).  First edition, 14.5 x 11.5cm, in publisher's emerald suede w/gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 48 (ii) pp. + colour frontis & 3 unpaginated colour plates.  Printed by Turnbull & Spears, Edinburgh.  Inscribed to recto of fr. ep.: "With best wishes from Janet M. Speed, July 1914."  Binding Very Good (spine darkened, & moderate stains to fr. cover & ep.s); contents Near-Fine.  Fredeman 37.79.  (Inv. #647)  C$20

Harrison, Frederic, TENNYSON, RUSKIN, MILL AND OTHER LITERARY ESTIMATES (London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1899).  First edition, 20.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's burgundy linen w/embossed borders to covers, gilt ruling & title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, cream ep.s, 322 (viii) pp., the final gatherings unopened.  Printed at the Edinburgh University Press by T. & A. Constable.  From the personal library of Norman Colbeck w/his handwritten notes to a loosely inserted 3x5" index card; also signed by J.W.D. to recto of fr. ep.; also loosely inserted is a fold-out colour publ. advert by T. Fisher Unwin.  Binding Very Good (lower corners sl. bumped, & ep.s sl. browned); contents Near-Fine.  Colbeck 7.  (Inv. #1231)  C$50

Hayman, John (ed.), JOHN RUSKIN: LETTERS FROM THE CONTINENT (Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 1982).  First edition, 23.5 x 15cm, in publisher's beige linen w/black title to spine, black ep.s, 207 (xxvii) pp. w/frontis & 13pp. of b&w plates, in pictorial dust-jacket.  Dust-jacket Very Good (sl. darkened); binding Fine; contents Fine.  (Inv. #100)  C$20

Houghton, A[rthur]. B[oyd]., G[eorge]. J[ohn]. Pinwell, W[illiam]. Small, et. al. (illus.), NORTH COAST AND OTHER POEMS BY ROBERT BUCHANAN (London: George Routledge & Sons, 1868).  First edition, first issue binding, 23 x 16.5cm (4to), in publisher's dark red sand-grain cloth w/elaborate blue & gilt decorations & title (designed by John Leighton?) to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., cream ep.s w/binder's ticket (Leighton Son & Hodge; Ball 53D) to rear pastedown, 250 (xiv) card-stock pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & 53 wood engravings by the Dalziels, +6pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped w/corner-tips a bit worn, & inner sides of ep.s sl. foxed); contents Near-Fine (occas. lt. foxing).  White 134 ("maintains the tradition of Dalziels; ... the engraving is at their best level [&] the printing unusually good"), Reid 278, Ray 156, Ball 55 & 165, Colbeck 7, de Beaumont 35, Goldman 139.  (Inv. #1171)  C$100

Ingelow, Jean, FAVORITE POEMS (Boston: Roberts Bros., 1886).  First edition thus, 23.5 x 17cm, in publisher's red fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, inlaid gilt metallic device (St. Botolph Church) to fr. cover, bevelled edges, a.e.g., tapestry-patterned ep.s, [196 + vi] cardstock pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait, 4 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Arthur Hughes, & others after Childe Hassam, F.S. Church, etc.  A compilation of Songs of Seven, High Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire, & The Shepherd Lady.  Inscribed to 1st blank: "For Maria Eva with Grand Mamma Kitten's love, Christmas 1888."  Binding Good (extremities moderately worn, & some stains to rear cover); contents Very Good (a couple of sections sl. proud).  (Inv. #12)  C$50

Ingelow, Jean, POEMS (London: Longmans Green Reader & Dyer, 1867).  First edition, 23 x 16.5cm (4to), in publisher's dark blue sand-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt & black decorations & title to covers & spine, w/central white sunken panels to covers (all designed by Albert Warren), bevelled edges, a.e.g., cream ep.s, 318 [xvi] pp. w/frontis. & 97 wood engravings by the Dalziels after G.J. Pinwell, E.J. Poynter, J.W. North, A.B. Houghton, etc.  Printed at the Camden Press, London; a Daziel Gift Book issued in Nov. 1866 at 1 guinea.  Association Copy inscr. to verso of fr. ep.: "Miss Fanny Burness with kind regards from W.F. Ingelow, 21st April 1873-" (William Frederick Ingelow was the author's eldest brother).  Binding Good (corner tips worn & spine tips chipped away); contents Very Good (occas. lt. foxing).  White 129-30, Dalziels 354, Reid passim, McLean 1974 108, Ray 155, Wolff 3473a, de Beaumont 137, Goldman 263.  (Inv. #444)  C$100

Ingelow, Jean, POEMS (London: Longmans Green, 1867).  First edition, 22 x 16cm (4to), in 19thC. dark blue polished calf w/decorative gilt ruling to covers, decorative gilt crest (Annesley House, Brighton) to fr. cover, gilt & red decorations & title to spine, raised bands, a.e.g., gilt turn-ins, marbled maroon ep.s (w/binder's pencil instructions to Dedication page, signed "Wm H"), 318 [xvi] cardstock pp. w/frontis & 97 wood engravings by the Dalziels after G.J. Pinwell, E.J. Poynter, J.W. North, A.B. Houghton, etc.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  Tipped to the recto of the 1st blank is a partial (& undated) Autograph Letter Signed from the author, stating "From a photograph done at Heidelberg' I have an appointment for either Wednesday or Thursday afternoon ...," approx. 40 words, signed "Jean Ingelow."  Binding Good (extremities & covers sl. rubbed, & old ink stain to fr. cover); contents Near-Fine.  White 129-30, Dalziels 354, Reid passim, Ray 155, Wolff 3473a, de Beaumont 137, Goldman 263.  (Inv. #467)  C$100  (a Near-Fine copy, without association, is also available)

Ingelow, Jean, THE SHEPHERD LADY, AND OTHER POEMS (Boston: Roberts Bros., 1876).  First edition thus, 23.5 x 17cm [4to], in publisher's brick red moire-patterned cloth w/elaborate black & gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., dark blue ep.s, 60 red-ruled pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait & 4 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Arthur Hughes, & 14 after other artists.  Printed by John Wilson & Son, Cambridge MA.  Binding Near-Fine (extremities sl. rubbed); contents Very Good (moderate foxing to 1st & final leaves).  White 172, Reid 95, Fredeman p.284, de Beaumont 138, Goldman 266.  (Inv. #7)  C$50  (a copy in publisher's navy moire-patterned cloth is also available)

Ingelow, Jean, A STORY OF DOOM AND OTHER POEMS (Boston: Roberts Bros., 1867).  First US edition, 17.5 x 11.5cm (8vo), in publisher's brick-red sand-grain cloth w/gilt boar's head device to fr. cover, blind ruling to both covers, & gilt title to spine, t.e.g., chocolate ep.s, 290 (vi) pp. w/roundel wood engraving to verso of half-title, & tissue-guarded frontis portrait steel engraving by H. Wright Smith, +4pp. publ. adverts to fr. & rear.  Printed by Welch Bigelow & Co.  Inscribed to recto of 1st blank: "E.L. Gregory."  Binding Fair (ep.s lacking, & spine darkened & chipped at head); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #351)  C$20

Ingram, John H., OLIVER MADOX BROWN. A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH, 1855-1874 (London: Elliot Stock, 1883).  First edition, first issue binding (see Colbeck), 22 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's dark violet sand-grain cloth w/gilt title & design to fr. cover, gilt title to spine, orange floral-pattern ep.s, 238 [xii] entirely unopened pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait & several unpaginated tissue-guarded plates, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by the publisher.  From the collection of Pear Hill, 1957 w/tiny stamp to recto of fr. ep.  Binding Near-Fine (extremities sl. rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  Fredeman 47.3, Colbeck 53 (under D.G. Rossetti).  (Inv. #988)  C$100

Ironside, Robin, with a Descriptive Catalogue by John Gere, PRE-RAPHAELITE PAINTERS (London: Phaidon, 1948).  First edition, 30.5 x 23.5cm, in publisher's orange linen w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, 49 pp. w/12 b&w & 4 colour plates, +94 unpaginated b&w plates to rear, in pictorial dust-jacket.  The 1st of the modern scholarly vols. on the Pre-Raphaelites; Ironside's discourse still holds its place as one of the more intelligent ever written on the subject.  Dust-jacket Good (price-clipped); binding Near-Fine (extremities sl. rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  Fredeman 83.8, Fennell 74.  (Inv. #248)  C$30

Johnson, Diane, THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE FIRST MRS. MEREDITH AND OTHER LESSER LIVES (London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1973).  First UK edition, 17.5 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's burgundy linen w/gilt title to spine, 239 [xvi] pp. w/16 b&w illus., in pictorial dust-jacket.  Dust-jacket Near-Fine (sl. tear to top edge; binding Near-Fine; contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #793)  C$30

Knight, William, SIX LECTURES ON SOME NINETEENTH CENTURY ARTISTS (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1909).  First edition, 16 x 24cm, in publisher's pale green bead-grain cloth w/gilt title to cover & spine, a.e. untrimmed, 189 pp. w/frontis photo of G.F. Watts, +50 unpaginated plates after Turner, Corot, Millet, Rossetti, Watts, & Burne-Jones.  Printed at the Alderbrink Press, Chicago.  Binding Good (spine tips & corners rubbed, & rear hinge starting); contents Near-Fine.  Fredeman 75.26, Fennell 729.  (Inv. #21)  C$40

London, Jack, SMOKE BELLEW (Toronto: Bell & Cockburn, 1912).  First Canadian edition, 19 x 13cm, in publisher's slate blue linen w/black & yellow decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, 385 (x) pp. w/frontis & 7 full-page b&w illustrations by P.J. Monahan.  Signed by Inez Jennings to recto of fr. ep.  Binding Very Good (spine sl. wrinkled, & ½" spot to lower fr. cover); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #489)  C$50


Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, POETICAL WORKS (London: David Bogue, 1856).  First edition thus, 20.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's navy wavy-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt design to covers & spine (designed by John Leighton, w/his gilt initials to spine), gilt title to spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., pale yellow ep.s w/binder's ticket (Leighton Son & Hodge, Ball 53A) to rear pastedown, 422 (xii) pp. w/"upwards of 160" wood engravings after Miles Birket Foster, etc., +2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by Henry Vizetelly, London.  Signed by Mary J. Uren to recto of fr. ep.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped & rubbed, & fr. hinge starting); contents Very Good (1st few leaves & advert leaf moderately foxed w/only occas. lt. foxing elsewhere).  McLean VPBB 61, Ball 72 & 73n31, de Beaumont 180.  (Inv. #1151)  C$100

Maas, Jeremy, GAMBART: PRINCE OF THE VICTORIAN ART WORLD (London: Barrie & Jenkins Ltd., 1975).  First edition, 23 x 15cm, in publisher's burgundy bead-grain cloth w/gilt title to spine, 320 pp. w/frontis portrait & numerous b&w illus., in pictorial dust-jacket.  Printed in the UK by The Anchor Press Ltd.  Dust-jacket Near-Fine; binding Near-Fine; contents Very Good (top-&-fore-edges sl. browned).  (Inv. #796)  C$20

Mackay, Charles (ed.), A THOUSAND AND ONE GEMS OF ENGLISH POETRY (London: George Routledge & Sons, 1872).  First edition thus, 21 x 15cm (8vo), bound by Ramage (stamped in gilt to inside fr. cover) in cushioned burgundy morocco w/gilt & black decorations & title to covers & gilt title to spine, raised bands, a.e.g., marbled ep.s, 538 (iv) pp. w/numerous wood engravings after Arthur Hughes, Birket Foster, J.E. Millais, John Tenniel, etc.  Printed by Bradbury Evans & Co., London.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately rubbed & darkened, & corners sl. bumped); contents Very Good (1st & final leaves sl. foxed & chipped at fore-edges).  (Inv. #139)  C$100

Maclean, Catherine Macdonald, MARK RUTHERFORD: A BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM HALE WHITE (London: Macdonald & Co., 1955).  First edition, 21.5 x 16cm, in publisher's merald linen w/gilt title to spine, 416 pp. w/frontis portrait from a drawing by Arthur Hughes & 8 b&w plates, in lime green dust-jacket w/portrait repeated to rear.  Printed in the UK by Purnell & Sons Ltd.  Dust-jacket Fair (edgeworn w/minor loss, price-clipped, & tidemark to rear edge); binding Very Good (sl. rubbing to extremities); contents Good (sl. shaken, w/tidemark to lower fore-edge).  (Inv. #789)  C$20

Macleod, Norman (ed.), GOOD WORDS FOR 1866 (London: Strahan & Co., 1866); Also, CHAMBERS'S JOURNAL OF POPULAR LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ART (London: W. & R. Chambers, 7, 14, 21 & 28 January 1865).  First editions, 23.5 x 16cm (8vo), bound together in contemp. ¾ black morocco w/dark green morocco-grain cloth boards, 5 raised bands, gilt decorations & title to spine, marbled edges & ep.s, 862 [vi] pp. w/numerous wood engravings after A.B. Houghton, J.W. North, G.J. Pinwell, etc., & literary contributions by the Editor, William Gilbert, Charles Kingsley, etc.  From the collection of Maggie H. Grant with her name in gilt to fr. cover.  Binding Good (extremities bumped & worn w/some surface loss to top of fr. board, fr. hinge cracked, & rear ep. lacking); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #942)  C$30

Marshall, Tilly, LIFE WITH [L.S.] LOWRY (London etc.: Hutchinson & Co., 1981).  First edition, 21.5 x 14cm [tall 8vo], in publisher's maroon linen w/silver title to spine, 260 pp. w/2 unpaginted sections of b&w photos.  Printed by The Anchor Press Ltd., Tiptree Essex.  In original pictorial dust-jacket.  Presentation Copy inscr. to recto of fr. ep.: "Tilly Marshall, with very best wishes to Edwin Straker, February 16th 1981."  Dust-jacket Very Good (spine sl. darkened, & lt. wear to outer edges); binding Near-Fine; contents Very Good (top edge spotted, & sl. shelf lean).  (Inv. #1295)  C$75

Milton, John, COMUS. A MASK (London: George Routledge & Co., 1858).  First edition thus, 20 x 14.5cm (4to), in publisher's lime green rib-grain cloth w/gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, embossed decorations to rear, bevelled edges, a.e.g., terracotta ep.s, 92 (viii) pp. w/30 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Birket Foster, Pickersgill, Arthur Hughes, etc.  Printed by Richard Clay, London.  Inscribed to head of half-title: "William Edge, Aston Road."  Binding Good (extremities sl. bumped & rubbed, & cloth moderately soiled); contents Very Good (lt. foxing to most leaves).  White 109.  (Inv. #1030)  C$100

Mitford, Mary Russell, RECOLLECTIONS OF A LITERARY LIFE; OR, BOOKS, PLACES, AND PEOPLE (London: Richard Bentley, 1852).  Three volumes, first editions, 20 x 12.5cm (12mos), in publisher's blue wavy-grain cloth w/embossed decorative border to covers & gilt title to spines, a.e. untrimmed, pale yellow ep.s, 324 (xii), 302 (vi) & 296 (viii) pp. w/half-titles to vols. I & III as called for, +publ. advert leaf to fr. of vol. I.  Printed by Schulze & Co., London.  With the bookseller's label of Mrs. Robson, Thame to fr. pastedowns, & binder's ticket (Remnant & Edmonds; Ball 66E1) to vol. I's rear pastedown.  Bindings Fair (joints & hinges cracked, corners moderately bumped & worn, traces of prev. tipped-in paper to fr. ep.s, & red crayon markings to ep.s & bottom edges); contents Very Good (lt. foxing to a few leaves).  Wolff 4821.  (Inv. #717)  C$100

Palgrave, Francis Turner, and Arthur Hughes (illus.), THE FIVE DAYS ENTERTAINMENTS AT WENTWORTH GRANGE (London: Macmillan & Co., 1868).  First edition, 20 x 15cm (8vo), in publisher's navy linen w/gilt device to fr. cover & gilt title to spine, t.e.g., chocolate ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn & Co.; Ball 20C) to rear pastedown, 328 (xii) pp. w/tissue-guarded titlepage steel engraving & 17 wood engravings by James Cooper after Hughes, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by R. Clay Son & Taylor, London.  Inscribed to verso of fr. ep.: "James Shapland Sargeaunt from his father, Xmas 1868."  Binding Good (rebacked w/original spine laid down, & hinges repaired); contents Very Good (occas. lt. thumbing).  Macmillan 177, White 170, Reid 92, Osborne 377, Fredeman 93.10, Wolff 5380, Colbeck 20, de Beaumont 243, Goldman 338.  (Inv. #326)  C$100

Pater, Walter, IMAGINARY PORTRAITS (London: Macmillan & Co., 1890).  First edition, stated third issue, 20.5 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's navy linen w/gilt title to spine, 180 (vii) pp. +4pp. +64pp. publ. cat.s (the 2nd dated Nov. 1890) to rear.  Printed by J. Palmer, Cambridge.  From the personal library of Norman Colbeck w/his extensive notes to a loosely inserted 3x5" index card, & inscr. by him to fr. pastedown; also inscr. to head of half-title: "Mary JM Skrine from her husband, Jan 21st 1893," & signed in pencil by Mary to recto of fr. ep.  Binding Very Good (a few lt. marks to cloth, & ep.s moderately browned); contents Near-Fine (lt. foxing to end of 2nd publ. cat.).  Colbeck 8.  (Inv. #1232)  C$50

Pater, Walter (Charles L. Shadwell, ed.), MISCELLANEOUS STUDIES: A SERIES OF ESSAYS (NY & London: Macmillan & Co., 1895).  First edition, 20.5 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's navy linen w/gilt title to spine, deckle edges, 222 (xiii) pp.  Stated Limited Edition (22/100) Large Paper Copy printed on watermarked "John Dickinson & Co." handmade paper by J.S. Cushing & Co. - Berwick & Smith at the Norwood Press, Norwood MA.  With the signature of Katharine R. Curtis (dated 1900) & decorative bookplate (designed by Pearson, 1927) of Henry Hill Pierce to fr. ep.s.  Binding Good (spine sl. darkened w/gilt thereon a bit dulled, extremities moderately bumped & worn, & rear hinge starting); contents Near-Fine.  Colbeck 19.  (Inv. #411)  C$100

Periodical, THE BIBLIOPHILE, Vol. I No. 5 (London: The Bibliophile, July 1908).  First edition, 27 x 19cm [4to], in original tan wraps w/yapp edges, black title & text to covers, pp.231-284 w/wood engravings after Arthur Hughes ("reproduced from the original blocks by permission of Messrs. Blackie & Co."), several full-page b&w plates, & 1 colour plate, +numerous adverts to fr. & rear.  Very Good.  Fredeman 49.2.  (Inv. #229)  C$20

Periodical, GEMS OF POETRY (NY: John Dougall & Co., 1 June-28 Dec. 1880).  First edition, 29 x 20.5cm, in publisher's dark brown fine net-grain cloth w/gilt title to fr. cover, embossed decorations to covers, lt. tan ep.s, 248 pp., w/Index to rear.  The 1st 31 issues bound in 1 vol.; includes poetry by Byron, Longfellow, Wordsworth, Robert Burns, E.A. Poe, Tennyson, the Brownings, Milton, William Blake, Shelley, etc.  Binding Good (extremities a bit worn); contents Very Good (moderately age-toned).  (Inv. #75)  C$20

Periodicals, GOLDEN HOURS FOR 1867, and KIND WORDS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS 1868 (London: William MacIntosh, 1867 and Henry Hall, 1868).  Two volumes bound in one, first editions of Golden Hours (Jan.-Dec. 1867) & Kind Words (2 Jan.-31 Dec. + Xmas number 1868), 22.5 x 17cm, in 19thC. black half-calf w/marbled boards, gilt ruling & title to spine, 188 (iv) & 424 (iv) pp. w/Indexes, colour frontis to Kind Words, & numerous wood engravings after William J. Linton, G.J. Pinwell (2), W. Small, etc.  Binding Fair (extremities & covers rubbed & worn, & hinges split); contents Good (closed tears to margins of a few leaves, & moderate foxing).  de Beaumont 153 (Kind Words).  (Inv. #20)  C$50

Phillips, Stephen, POEMS (London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1900).  Stated ninth edition (1st publ. in 1897), 19.5 x 11.5cm (8vo), in publisher's lime green vertical rib-grain cloth w/gilt border & wreath design to fr. cover, gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, 108 [viii] pp. +8pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed on handmade paper.  Binding Good (spine & edges of covers moderately sunned w/tips a bit worn, spine edges mended, & ep.s sl. toned); contents Very Good (margins moderately browned).  (Inv. #1129)  C$40

Pollok, Robert, THE COURSE OF TIME: A POEM (Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1857 [1856]).  First illustrated edition, 21.5 x 15.5cm (4to), in publisher's green morocco-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt decorations & title to covers & spine (all designed by John Sliegh w/his gilt monogram to spine), bevelled edges, a.e.g., cream ep.s w/binder's ticket (Edmonds & Remnants, Ball 31A) to rear pastedown, 359 (xxiv) pp. w/numerous wood engravings by Edmund Evans, the Dalziels, etc. after John Tenniel, Birket Foster & J.R. Clayton.  Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped & worn, & lt. spotting to cloth & rear ep.s); contents Very Good (moderate foxing to 1st few leaves w/only occas. lt. spotting thereafter).  McLean VPBB 69, Ball 162, de Beaumont 267.  (Inv. #1146)  C$100

Quick, Richard (ed.), BULLETIN OF THE RUSSELL-COTES ART GALLERY & MUSEUM (Vol. XI No. 1) (Bournemouth: Art Gallery & Museum Committee, March 1932).  First edition, 24 x 15.5cm, in original white paper wraps w/black title & b&w photo to fr. cover, 16 pp. w/17 photographic plates.  Binding Very Good (lt. stains); contents Near-Fine.  Fredeman 49.3.  (Inv. #298)  C$40

[Rands, William Brighty (aka Matthew Browne)], and Arthur Hughes (illus.), LILLIPUT LECTURES (London: Strahan & Co., 1871).  First edition thus, 18 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's russet pebble-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., beige ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn & Co.; Ball 20E) to rear pastedown, 155 [vi] pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & 3 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes.  Printed by John Childs & Son.  Binding Very Good (fore-edges of covers lightly stained, & hinges starting); contents Near-Fine.  White 79 & 171, Osborne 137, Fredeman 93.27, de Beaumont 302, Goldman 135.  (Inv. #532)  C$100

[Rands, William Brighty (aka Matthew Browne)], LILLIPUT LEGENDS (London: Strahan & Co., 1872).  First edition thus, 18 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's royal blue patterned sand-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine (blind ruling only to rear), bevelled edges, a.e.g., pale salmon ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn & Co.; Ball 20E) to rear pastedown, 215 [xii] pp. + tissue-guarded frontis & 7 wood engraved plates by the Dalziels after J.E. Millais, Arthur Hughes, G.J. Pinwell, etc.  Printed by Virtue & Co., London.  With the decorative bookplate of Frederick H. Evans to fr. pastedown.  Binding Good (spine darkened w/tips worn & gilt thereon dulled, corners bumped & worn, hinges mended, & prev. owner's rubber stamps to ep.s); contents Near-Fine.  Fredeman 93.32, Goldman 136.  (Inv. #815)  C$100

[Rands, William Brighty (aka Matthew Browne)], LILLIPUT REVELS (NY: George Routledge & Sons, 1871).  First edition thus, 17.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's forest green sand-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine (embossed ruling & publ. colophon only to rear), cream ep.s, 147 [iv] pp. w/9 illus. after Arthur Hughes & 1 after F.S. Walker, all engraved on wood by the Dalziels.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped, & fr. hinge starting); contents Near-Fine (minor toning to a few leaves).  These stories w/accompanying illus. originally appeared in Good Words for the Young; in 1871 the book was advertised in the British press as forthcoming, but no UK edition is known.  (Inv. #1083)  C$100

Ruskin, John, NOTES ON SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL PICTURES EXHIBITED IN THE ROOMS OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY, AND THE SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS: NO. II (London: Smith Elder & Co., 1856).  Sixth edition with Postscript, in original sewn paper wraps, 21.5 x 14cm (8vo), 50 pp. +14pp. publ. cat. (dated June 1856) to rear.  Printed in London by the publisher.  With the bookseller's ticket of G.G. Walmsley, Liverpool to fr. cover.  Binding Good (covers sl. soiled & stained, & rear cover chipped at top corner); contents Near-Fine.  Slater 12, Fredeman 45.1.  (Inv. #42)  C$75

Ruskin, John, NOTES ON SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL PICTURES EXHIBITED IN THE ROOMS OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY, THE OLD AND NEW SOCIETIES OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS, THE SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS, AND THE FRENCH EXHIBITION NO. IV (London: Smith Elder & Co., 1858).  First edition, 21.5 x 14cm (8vo), 64 pp.  Printed in London by the publisher.  "From The Newberry Library" w/their discard sticker to verso of titlepage, apparently disbound from a volume.  Fair (paper covers lacking, & lt. toning & moderate chips to edges of 1st & final leaf).  Slater 12, Fredeman 45.1.  (Inv. #1046)  C$50

Ruskin, John, PRE-RAPHAELITISM, BY THE AUTHOR OF MODERN PAINTERS, and NOTES ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF SHEEPFOLDS (NY: John Wiley, 1851).  Two volumes bound in one, first US editions, 20 x 12cm (8vo), in publisher's sienna moire-patterned rib-grain cloth w/gilt palette-&-brushes design to fr. cover, gilt title to spine, embossed borders to covers, cream ep.s, 55 & 38 pp. respectively.  Notes printed by S.W. Benedict, NY.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. worn); contents Very Good (P-Rism moderately foxed).  (Inv. #90)  C$30

Skelton, John, THE TABLE-TALK OF SHIRLEY (Edinburgh & London: Blackwood, 1895).  Fifth edition, 20 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's navy linen w/gilt title to fr. cover & spine, dark burgundy ep.s, 344 (viii) pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & 1 wood engraving, +34pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed by the publisher.  With the neat signature & date (25 Dec. 1895) of Harriet Fauchir Eaton to half-title.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. rubbed, & hinges starting); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #441)  C$20

[Smedley, M.B., & E.A. Hart], CHILD-WORLD (London: Strahan & Co., 1869).  First edition thus, 12.5 x 9.5cm (16mo), in publisher's lime green sand-grain cloth w/gilt ruling to covers & gilt decoration & title to fr. cover & spine, a.e.g., charcoal ep.s, 263 (viii) pp. + Errata leaf facing p.viii & 32pp. publ. cat. to rear, w/frontis & 26 wood engravings by the Dalziels after F.A. Fraser, W.J. Weigand, etc.  Printed at the Camden Press, London, this series of poems 1st appeared in Good Words for the Young 1868-69; the publ. cat. includes wood engravings after J.E. Millais, Arthur Hughes, W.S. Gilbert, etc.  Inscribed to recto of 1st blank: "For Dear Mabel, from G.J.A., Dec. 25: 1871" & "To his granddaughter Susie, Dec 25: 1881."  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped & rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #331)  C$100

Srebrnik, Patricia Thomas, ALEXANDER STRAHAN: VICTORIAN PUBLISHER (Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 1989).  Fourth edition, 22.5 x 15, in publisher's light brown linen w/gilt title to spine, 269 [x] pp. + 6pp. plates section, in pictorial dust-jacket.  Printed in the US.  Dust-jacket Very Good (moderate wear to top edge); binding Near-Fine; contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #800)  C$20

Staley, Allen, THE PRE-RAPHAELITE LANDSCAPE (Oxford: OUP, 1973).  First edition, 29 x 21cm, in publisher's crimson linen w/gilt title to spine, 193 (xxvi) pp. w/14 colour plates, +monochrome plates section to rear, in pictorial dust-jacket.  Printed in Great Britain by Lund Humphries.  Dust-jacket Very Good (extremities sl. worn); binding Very Good (moderate wear); contents Near-Fine.  Fennell 854.  (Inv. #60)  C$40

Stanford, Derek (ed.), PRE-RAPHAELITE WRITING: AN ANTHOLOGY (London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1973).  First edition, 19 x 12cm, in publisher's crimson bead-grain cloth w/gilt device to fr. cover & gilt title to spine, pale grey ep.s, 207 (xxxvii) pp. w/16 b&w illus., in pictorial dust-jacket.  Printed in the UK at the Aldine Press.  Dust-jacket Very Good (price-clipped, & sl. wear to top edge); binding Near-Fine; contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #792)  C$20

Stevenson, Robert Louis, THE STORY OF A LIE AND OTHER TALES (Boston: Herbert B. Turner & Co., 1904).  First edition, 16 x 11.5cm, in publisher's burgundy linen w/gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), cream ep.s, 276 [xvi] pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis portrait.  Neatly signed "Raymond Maier, Dec 1917" to recto of fr. ep.  Inserted at rear is a publ. advert card for Stevenson's Works & The Turner Reprints.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. rubbed, & fr. ep.s toned); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #1094)  C$100

Stevenson, Robert Louis, TICONDEROGA: A LEGEND OF THE WEST HIGHLANDS (NY: Fort Ticonderoga Museum, 1947).  20 x 13.5cm, in publisher's dark blue linen w/gilt title to fr. cover, blue ep.s, 28 pp. w/frontis portrait & 5 b&w plates.  Printed by The Scribner Press.  Binding Near-Fine; contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #1095)  C$25


Surtees, Virginia (ed.), REFLECTIONS OF A FRIENDSHIP; JOHN RUSKIN'S LETTERS TO PAULINE TREVELYAN 1848-1866 (London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1979).  First edition, 23 x 15.5cm, in publisher's dark brown fine net-grain cloth w/gilt title to spine, 287 [xvi] pp. w/8 b&w illus, in brown dust-jacket.  Dust-jacket Very Good (extremities sl. worn & split); binding Near-Fine (corners sl. bumped); contents Near-Fine (top edge sl. darkened).  (Inv. #791)  C$20

Surtees, Virginia (ed.), SUBLIME AND INSTRUCTIVE: LETTERS FROM JOHN RUSKIN TO LOUISA, MARCHIONESS OF WATERFORD, ANNA BLUNDEN AND ELLEN HEATON (London: Michael Joseph Ltd., 1972).  First edition, 23 x 15cm, in publisher's orange linen w/gilt title to spine, 272 (xviii) pp. w/23 b&w illus, in pictorial dust-jacket.  Dust-jacket Good (spine darkened, & top edge a bit worn); binding Near-Fine (extremities sl. rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #790)  C$20

Swinburne, Algernon Charles, NOTES ON POEMS AND REVIEWS (London: John Camden Hotten, 1866).  First edition, second issue, 21.5 x 13.5cm [8vo], in original sewn paper wraps w/printed title to fr. cover, 24 pp.  Printed by Savill Edwards & Co., London.  Binding Very Good (sl. creasing); contents Near-Fine.  Slater 8, Vaughan [3], Ehrsam & Deily 290, Colbeck 11.  (Inv. #524)  C$50


Swinburne, Algernon Charles, ODE ON THE PROCLAMATION OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, SEPTEMBER 4TH 1870 (London: F.S. Ellis, 1870).  First edition, 22 x 14cm (12mo), in original salmon wraps w/black text to fr. cover, 24 unopened pp.  Binding Very Good (moderate soiling); contents Near-Fine.  Athenæum 17 Sept. 1870 p.364 (by C.W. Dilke), Slater 13, Vaughan [3], Ashley VI 90-91, Ehrsam & Deily 291, Colbeck 25.  (Inv. #222)  C$50

Swinburne, Algernon Charles, POEMS AND BALLADS (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1866).  First edition, second issue, 16.5 x 10cm (16mo), bound in contemp. orange calf w/gilt borders to covers, gilt title over black panel & embossed decorations w/gilt trim to spine, 5 raised bands, marbled edges & ep.s, 344 [viii] pp.  Printed by Bradbury Evans & Co., London.  Inscribed "J.I. Stanley, Aug. 1866, 40 Dover St." & "Madeleine Stanley," both to verso of fr. ep.  Binding Good (extremities moderately bumped, & worn, upper spine a bit chipped, & upper fr. joint starting); contents Near-Fine.  Slater 7, Vaughn [3], Ashley VI 60 (in original green cloth), Ehrsam & Deily 291, Fredeman p.217 ("it is difficult to assess clearly the tremendous importance of Poems and Ballads.  More than any other single volume it pointed toward the poetry of the future").  (Inv. #1058)  C$100

Swinburne, Algernon Charles, THE QUEEN-MOTHER AND ROSAMOND (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1860).  Unstated second edition, first state, 17 x 10.5cm (small 8vo), in publisher's olive sand-grain cloth w/paper title-label to spine, pale yellow ep.s, 217 [viii] pp.  Printed by Whittingham & Wilkins at the Chiswick Press, London.  By July 1865 Moxon had acquired the remaining sheets from Pickering, & re-issued the book w/his imprint on a cancelled titlepage, apparently without consulting the author (in Moxon's edition the title reverts to the original).  Binding Good (title-label darkened, extremities sl. rubbed, & 3 candlewax stains to fr. cover); contents Near-Fine.  See Slater p.290.  (Inv. #788)  C$100

Swinburne, Algernon Charles, THE QUEEN-MOTHER AND ROSAMOND (London: Chatto & Windus, 1908).  Later reprint, 12.5 x 19cm (8vo), in publisher's navy linen w/gilt ruling to fr. cover (blind ruling to rear) & gilt title to spine, t.e.g. (others untrimmed), 288 [viii] pp., +1p. publ. advert facing titlepage.  Printed by Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd., London.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped, & fr. cover discoloured); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #446)  C$20

Tennyson, Alfred, GARETH AND LYNETTE ETC. (London: Strahan & Co., 1872).  First edition thus, 16.5 x 10cm (8vo), handsomely bound in contemp. teal calf w/gilt florette decorations & ruling to covers, gilt title to spine, raised bands, decorative gilt turn-ins, a.e. & ep.s marbled, 136 [viii] pp.  Printed by Virtue & Co., London.  Binding Very Good (spine faded, & extremities a bit rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  Colbeck 53.  (Inv. #290)  C$50


Tennyson, Alfred, THE MAY QUEEN, ILLUSTRATED BY E. V. B. (London: Sampson Low Son & Marston, 1868).  Second edition, 19.5 x 13cm (small 4to), in publisher's dark burgundy linen w/black & gilt ruling, decorations & title to fr. cover (blind ruling to rear), gilt decorations & title to spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., dark slate green ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn) to rear pastedown, 40 tissue-guard interleafed pp. w/titlepage vignette & 35 wood engravings after Eleanor Vere Boyle, +numerous head-&-tail pieces.  Printed by R. Clay Sons & Taylor, London.  Binding Fair (spine & edges sunned, corner tips sl. worn, fr. ep. excised, & rear ep.s wrinkled by damp); contents Good (tops of most leaves sl. dampstained [touching only 1 of these charming designs]).  (Inv. #631)  C$50

Tennyson, Alfred, POEMS (London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1864).  Sixteenth edition, 16.5 x 10cm (16mo), in presentation binding of brown morocco w/dark brown embossed decorations to covers, gilt King's College London emblem to fr. cover, & gilt decorations & title to spine, raised bands, a.e.g., pale yellow ep.s, 380 (xii) pp.  Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London.  Binding Good (extremities moderately rubbed, fr. hinge split, & edges of final ep.s & pastedown munched); contents Very Good (lower corners of pp.353-74 munched).  (Inv. #783)  C$20

Tennyson, Alfred (lyrics), and Arthur Sullivan (music), THE WINDOW: OR, THE SONGS OF THE WRENS (London: Strahan & Co., 1871).  First edition, 31 x 24.5cm (folio), in publisher's royal blue patterned sand-grain cloth w/gilt title (Loves of the Wrens) & elaborate gilt & black decorations to fr. cover, embossed ruling & leaf design to rear, bevelled edges, a.e.g., chocolate ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn & Co.) to rear pastedown, 54 [x] cardstock pp. w/titlepage printed in black & red, & Errata slip sewn in after p.[vi].  Printed by Virtue & Co., London.  An interesting collaboration between the Poet Laureate & one of England's most important composers, this vol. was originally conceived in 1867 to include illus. by Arthur Hughes (& possibly J.E. Millais).  However, the plan "fell through for some reasons I don't understand between the poet & publisher, and the poem is brought out without illustrations.  They seem to be using the four I had sent in, in 'Good Words'; but as [the drawings] were made a much larger size, [Strahan] calmly takes off about an inch & a half all round them to fit the magazine" (Hughes to F.J. Shields, 11 Jan. 1871; MS.: U. of Kansas).  Hughes's 4 designs for this book were printed, with edges trimmed, in Good Words (Jan.-Mar. 1871, facing pp.33, 113 & 183) & Sunday Magazine (Apr. 1872, p.505), & despite the fact that they were defaced by the publishers, the images still rank amongst his most powerful designs.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped & rubbed, & a few lt. marks to rear cover); contents Very Good (moderate occas. foxing).  Slater p. 312, Ashley VII 133-34, Ehrsam & Deily 353.  (Inv. #724)  C$100

Thackeray, Miss (Anne, Lady Ritchie), MRS. DYMOND (London: Smith Elder, 1908).  Early reprint (Vol. X of The Works of Miss Thackeray), 19.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's brown fine-ribbed cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, embossed design to rear, charcoal ep.s, 316 [xii] pp. w/titlepage wood engraved vignette by 'TB'.  Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., London.  Binding Good (extremities moderately rubbed, & ep.s browned); contents Very Good (sl. browning).  (Inv. #111)  C$20

Trevelyan, Raleigh, A PRE-RAPHAELITE CIRCLE (Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield, 1978).  First US edition, 21.5 x 13.5cm, in publisher's slate blue cloth w/gilt title to spine, 256 pp. w/4pp. of plates, in pictorial dust-jacket.  Printed in England by Redwood Burn Ltd.  An interesting account of the life of Pauline, Lady Trevelyan, the Pre-Raphaelite patron & artist.  Binding Very Good (d-j browned at edges); contents Near-Fine.  Fennell 318.  (Inv. #466)  C$20

[W., E. M.--Edmund Morrison Wimperis the artist?], WILLIE HERBERT AND HIS SIX LITTLE FRIENDS (London: Frederick Warne & Co., n.d. [ca.1870]).  First edition, 15.5 x 11cm (small 8vo), in publisher's royal blue morocco-grain cloth w/black decorations to covers & spine, black title to fr. cover & gilt title to spine, cream ep.s, 128 pp. +frontis & prelim title chromolithographic plates by the Dalziels.  Printed in England by John Childs & Son.  Ornately inscr. "Walter from Auntie Jennie" & w/the ownership inscr. of S.W. Bradfield, Depden, both to recto of fr. ep.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately rubbed); contents Very Good (occas. lt. spotting).  (Inv. #887)  C$50

[Wood, Esther] (ed.), A CONSIDERATION OF THE ART OF FREDERICK SANDYS (London: Archibald Constable & Co., n.d.).  30 x 21cm [folio], in publisher's light green linen w/dark green title & design to fr. cover, cream ep.s, 64 pp. (final leaf unopened) w/numerous b&w illus. of Sandys's works, +tissue-guarded frontis.  Printed at the Cranford Press, London.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped, hinges cracked, & ep.s darkened); contents Very Good (a couple of fore-edges sl. chipped, & occas. lt. toning).  (Inv. #1393)  C$100

Wood, Mrs. Henry (ed.), THE ARGOSY, VOL. XVIII (London: Richard Bentley & Son, July-December 1874).  First edition, 21 x 13cm (8vo), bound by Loxley Brothers, Sheffield (w/their stamp to fr. pastedown) in contemp. ¾ burgundy calf w/dark tan sand-grain cloth boards, black ruling to covers & gilt title & ruling to spine, a.e. red-speckled, pale green ep.s, 516 (iv) pp.  Includes contributions by Henry Kingsley, Margaret Howitt, Emma Rhodes, etc., & several wood engravings by Joseph Swain after Arthur Hopkins & M. Ellen Edwards.  Printed by J. Ogden & Co., London.  Binding Very Good (extremities moderately rubbed); contents Near-Fine.  (Inv. #871)  C$20

Woolner, Thomas, MY BEAUTIFUL LADY (London: Macmillan & Co., 1866 [March 1865]).  Third edition (but 1st w/the Hughes titlepage illus.), 17 x 11cm (8vo), in publisher's dark violet linen w/gilt border & decorative title to fr. cover (blind border only to rear), gilt title to spine, chocolate ep.s, 162 (vi) pp. w/titlepage wood engraving by C.H. Jeens after Arthur Hughes.  Printed by T. Combe, E.P. Hall & H. Latham, printers to the University, Oxford.  Hughes's original drawing for the titlepage is in the Huntington Art Collections, San Marino.  Binding Very Good (cloth moderately discoloured); contents Fine.  Macmillan 112, Reid 91, Fredeman 40.1 & 93.6, Colbeck 4, de Beaumont 420, Goldman 448.  (Inv. #858)  C$100

Wordsworth, William, WORDSWORTH'S POEMS FOR THE YOUNG (London: Alexander Strahan, 1863).  First edition, 18.5 x 14.5cm (small 4to), in publisher's brick red honeycomb-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover (blind border-design only to rear), gilt decorations & title to spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., chocolate ep.s w/fragment of binder's ticket (Burn) to rear pastedown, 92 (viii) pp. w/frontis & 46 wood engravings after MacWhirter & Pettie, & titlepage vignette after J.E. Millais, all engraved by the Dalziels, +10pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  With the sig. of T.G. Bellhouse to recto of frontis.  Binding Good (extremities bumped & worn, rear cover cloth a bit dusty, & hinges cracked); contents Good (some thumbing & spotting to early leaves).  (Inv. #1394)  C$100

Wordsworth, William, WORDSWORTH'S POEMS FOR THE YOUNG (London: Alexander Strahan, 1866).  Unstated second edition, 18.5 x 14cm (small 4to), in publisher's green sand-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover (blind border-design only to rear), gilt decorations & title to spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., terra-cotta ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn) to rear pastedown, 92 (viii) pp. w/frontis & 46 wood engravings after MacWhirter & Pettie, & titlepage vignette after J.E. Millais, all engraved by the Dalziels.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  Inscribed to recto of frontis: "Miss Olive M. Elder, Terrace Park, Ontario."  Binding Fair (extremities bumped & worn, cover cloth rubbed, fr. ep. chipped & rear ep. lacking, & hinges broken); contents Fair (considerable foxing thru-out, corners of 3 leaves chipped, & illus'ns on pp.51 53 & 57 partly coloured in).  (Inv. #624)  C$50

Yonge, Charlotte M., THE STORY OF THE CHRISTIANS AND MOORS OF SPAIN (London: Macmillan & Co., 1878).  First edition, 16 x 10.5cm (16mo), in publisher's lime green sand-grain cloth w/gilt ruling & circular device to covers & spine & gilt title to spine, t.e.g., chocolate ep.s., 299 (xvi) pp. w/tissue-guarded titlepage steel engraving by C.H. Jeens after W. Holman Hunt, +4pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed by Charles Dickens & Evans, London.  Binding Very Good (lower fr. corner sl. bumped & moderate bubbling to rear cover cloth); contents Near-Fine.  Macmillan 350, Goldman 452.  (Inv. #553)  C$100




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