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HACKER, MARILYN (Ed.): City / two. 26 leaves of mimeographed poems Large folio ( 24 x 8.5in) stapled at head, cover drawing by Russell FitzGerald, New York, 1967. [ Ref: RGW13495] £30
*A rare issue of the poetry magazine edited by Marilyn Hacker which was produced intermittently between 1967 . Contains poems by Robert Lourie, Clayton Eshleman, DGF, Lionel Mitchell, Link, Marie Ponsot, Lewis Warch and Lewis Ellingham. Russell was a good friend of Marilyn Hacker's husband Samuel Delany

HAIGH, T.: Minuet With Variations for the Piano Forte. 3pp engraved music. folio disbound, Rutter &McCarthy, n.d. ?c.1820. [ Ref: RGW18797] £10


HAMILTON, IAN (Ed.): The Review. A Magazine of Poetry and Criticism. The Thirties - A Special Number. No. 11-12 94pp. orig. wrappers, a little marking on covers, Oxford, Oxonian Press, 1964. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW15130] £10
*Special Number on Auden, Isherwood, Spender, MacNiece, etc.

HANDEL, GEORGE FREDERICK Handel's Fifth Favorite Lesson from His First Set. Drop title, engraved music and words; 7pp. folio disbound, Printed by Rt Birchall, n.d., c. 1805. [ Ref: RGW17768] £15


HANNAH, SIAN: Three Fat Frogs Who Wanted to Rule the World. Illus., 12pp. orig. pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., Centaur Press, 1934. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16578] £10


HARRADEN, BEATRICE: A New Book of the Fairies. Illus., some full-page, by EDITH LUPTON; xii+180pp. 8vo orig. blue cloth, rubbed, a.e.g., Griffith Farran Browne &Co, 1897. [ Ref: RGW19581] £15


HARROWVEN, J.: The Origins of Rhymes, Songs and Sayings. Illus., index; xvi+356pp. orig. cloth, Kaye &Ward, 1980. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16433] £10


HAWKESWORTH, JOHN, JOHNSON, SAMUEL, WARTON, JOSEPH. The Adventurer. 3 vols. Portrait of Hawkesworth and 3 engraved frontispieces, (one stained); a little staining to some early text leaves in vol. III. 8vo, paper covered boards, minor scuffing on covers, New Edition, J. Dodsley and others, 1794. [ Ref: RGW13623] £40
*A collected edition of the 140 issues of the literary periodical "The Adventurer" published between November 1752 and March 1754. It include pieces by Samuel Johnson.

HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL: A Wonder-Book and Tanglewood Tales. Colour plates by GUSTAF TENGGREN and STEPHEN REID; 356pp; some spotting. orig. brown cloth gilt, George G. Harrap &Co, 1925. [ Ref: RGW18925] £10


HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL: Transformation: Or, The Romance of Monte Beni. 4 wood-engraved plates, 4pp adverts; xii+400pp; some foxing. orig.maroon cloth, spine gilt, slight wear on extremities, some marking, New Edition, Smith Elder &Co, 1876. [ Ref: RGW19953] £15


HAYDN, JOSEPH: Haydn's Celebrated Symphonies, composed for and performed at Mr. Salomon's and The Opera Concerts, adapted for the Piano-forte with an Accompaniment for a Violin &Violoncello ad libitum. No. 2. [Piano part only]. Engraved title, engraved music and words; 13pp; some staining. folio disbound, Printed &Sold by Rt. Birchall, 133 New Bond Street, n.d., c. 1800. [ Ref: RGW17765] £20


HAYDN, JOSEPH: The Creation, an Oratorio . . . With an Accompaniment for the piano forte, newly adapted from the score, by the Chevalier Sigismond Neukomm. Engraved music; 201pp. folio orig. embossed cloth gilt, worn on extremities, Cramer, Addison &Beale, [1832] [ Ref: RGW17813] £50


HAYWARD, JOHN: English Poetry A Catalogue of First &Early Editions of Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to the Present Day Exhibited at the National Book League. Index; 346 items; 142pp. orig. wrappers, some sear, front joint split, National Book League. 1947. [ Ref: RGW18021] £10


HEATH, EDWARD. Edward Heath Carols The Joy of Christmas. Illus. and music; 96pp. folio orig. pictorial wrappers, Sigwick &Jackson, 1977. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW17699] £15


HEMINGWAY, E.: Short Stories. Selected and Introduced by David Hughes. Illus. by IAN BECK; xvi+273pp, orig. cloth-backed patterned boards gilt, First Folio Society edition, 1986. Very good copy in orig. slipcase. [ Ref: RGW14420] £8


HENLEY, W.E.: Views and Reviews Essays in Appreciation. xii+235pp. orig. straight-grained brown leather gilt, upper joint cracked,rubbed, owner's name on front board, 1st edit., David Nutt, 1890. One of 25 copies on Japanese paper, INITIALLED BY THE AUTHOR. [ Ref: RGW19103] £50
*A collection of essays on British, Continental and Classical authors.

HENTY, G.A.: With Clive in India Or, The Beginnings of an Empire. 6 plates and 6 maps; 378pp. orig. red pictorial cloth gilt, picture by Hassall on front cover, Blackie &Son, n.d.[c.1912]. Fine bright copy. [ Ref: RGW12723] £15


HENTY, G.A.: The Lion of the North. A Tale of the Times of Gustavus Adolphus and the Wars of Religion. 8 plates, 16pp catalogue at end; 382pp. orig. red pictorial cloth gilt, picture by Hassall on front cover, Blackie &Son, n.d.[c.1912]. Fine bright copy. [ Ref: RGW12724] £15


HERGE. Pseudonym of GEORGES PROSPER REMY : Les Aventures de Tintin. Tintin au Congo. Colour cartoon scripts, title in black, endpapers with illustrations in blue and white; 64pp. folio orig. red cloth-backed, pictorial boards, slight wear on extremities, Tournai &Paris, Editions Casterman, 1947. Very good clean copy. [ Ref: RGW18954] £100
*This is a reprint of the 1946 edition, where the strip had been redrawn in colour.

HERGE. Pseudonym of GEORGES PROSPER REMY: Les Aventures de Tintin. Le Lotus Bleu. Colour cartoon scripts, title in black, endpapers with illustrations in blue and white; 64pp. folio orig. red cloth-backed, pictorial boards, slight wear on extremities, First Edition in Colour, Tournai &Paris, Editions Casterman, 1946. Very good clean copy. [ Ref: RGW18955] £100


HERGE. Pseudonym of GEORGES PROSPER REMY: Les Aventures de Tintin. Le Tresor &Rackham Le Rouge. Colour cartoon scripts, title in black, endpapers with illustrations in blue and white; 64pp. folio orig. red cloth-backed, pictorial boards, some wear on extremities, Tournai &Paris, Editions Casterman, 1947. Very good clean copy. [ Ref: RGW18957] £40
*This story was first published in the 'Le Soir Jeunesse'.

HERGE. Pseudonym of GEORGES PROSPER REMY: Les Aventures de Jo, Zette et Jocko. Le Stratonef H. 22 1er Episode Le Testament de M. Pump. Colour cartoon scripts, title in black, endpapers with illustrations in pink and white; 52pp. folio orig. red cloth-backed, pictorial boards,very slight wear on extremities, First Edition, Editions Casterman, 1951. Very good clean copy. [ Ref: RGW18959] £50
*This was the first title in this series.

HERVEY, MAURICE H.: The Reef of Gold. A Story of the South Seas. 8 plates by A. TWIDLE, appendices, 32pp adverts at end; 384pp. 8vo orig. pictorial black cloth gilt, a.e.g., 1st edit., Edward Arnold, 1894. Fine bright copy. [ Ref: RGW19594] £50
*Maurice Hervey was a Times Special correspondent. This boy's novel about gold prospecting in Queensland was based on personal knowledge.

HERVEY, THOMAS K. (Ed.): Friendship's Offering. A Literary Album. Additional engraved title, 12 engraved plates xvi+398pp. orig. printed boards, worn, spine chipped at head, uncut, 1st edit., Lupton Relfe, 1826. FAXON 'Literary Annuals and Gift Books' p. 93 [ Ref: RGW17612] £50
*This the third volume includes the works of many poets including Byron, Lady Caroline Lamb, Lisle Bowles, Southey and Thomson. One of the plates is a view of Rouen after Bonington.

HEYER, GEORGETTE: The Conqueror. 405pp; some spotting on title.ownerships signatures on title and half-title. orig. blue cloth, some wear on extremities, nick at head of upper joint, 1st edit., William Heinemann, 1931. [ Ref: RGW18911] £10


HEYER, GEORGETTE: A Civil Contract. 394pp; orig. cloth, 1st edit., Heinemann, 1961. Very good copy in d.w. (some slight fraying on edges) [ Ref: RGW18912] £10


HEYER, GEORGETTE: False Colours. 317pp; orig. cloth, 1st edit., Heinemann, 1961. Very good copy in d.w. (nick at head of spine) [ Ref: RGW18913] £15


HEYER, GEORGETTE: The Unknown Ajax. 314pp; a little spotting to a few leaves. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Heinemann, 1959. Very good copy in d.w. (nick at head of spine) [ Ref: RGW18914] £10


HEYER, GEORGETTE: Cousin Kate. 318pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Bodley Head, 1968. Very good copy in d.w. (slight wear on edges) [ Ref: RGW18915] £8


HEYER, GEORGETTE: Charity Girl. 253pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Bodley Head, 1970. Very good copy in d.w. (slight wear on edges) [ Ref: RGW18916] £8


HEYER, GEORGETTE: The Nonesuch. 300pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Heinemann, 1962. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW18917] £8


HEYER, GEORGETTE: April Lady. 268pp; a little spotting orig. cloth, 1st edit., William Heinemann, 1957. Very good copy in d.w. (some fraying on edges) [ Ref: RGW18920] £10


HIGGINS, F.R.: Island Blood. With a foreword by A. E. Half-title, 8pp adverts at end; xiv+74pp; some spotting. orig. buckram gilt, uncut, First Edition, John Lane, 1925. Very good copy in orig.d.w. (spine faded, slight chips at head and foot of spine) [ Ref: RGW18324] £50
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HILL, J.C.: The Love Songs and Heroines of Robert Burns. 15 plates; xiv+155pp. orig. cloth-backed boards, 1st edit., 1961. In d.w. [ Ref: RGW10513] £10


HILLING, J.B.: The Historic Architecture of Wales. An Introduction. Illus. and plans, index; xiv+234pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., University of Wales Press, 1976. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16596] £10


HODSON, G.A.: 'The Parting' Or the Sailor's Wife. The Poetry by J. Pocock. 4pp music. folio, disbound, D'Almaine Co, n.d., c.1840.c. [ Ref: RGW18832] £15
*On title is a lithograph picture by H. Jones of a wife and child returning home as a sailor sets out in his boar to the waiting ship just offshore.

HODSON, G.A.: Hark I Hear the Harem Bells. Dedicated to Miss Palmer. 4pp engraved music; small piece mising from one margin. folio, disbound, Published by G.A Hodson, Bedford Musical Repository, 12 Store St., n.d.,[1834]. Not in Copac. [ Ref: RGW18833] £20
*On title is a lithograph vignette by G. Madeley of a woman in oriental dress on a divan below an elaborate sunshade with a minaret in the background.

HOLMES, MARY J.: Lena Rivers. Colour frontis., 32pp adverts at end; viiii+384pp. 8vo orig. embossed maroon cloth spine gilt, slight wear on extremities, Milner &Co, n.d. [ Ref: RGW19615] £10
*Edition of this American civil war novel printed by these Halifax printers.

HOPE, ANTHONY: The Heart of Princess Osra. Half-title, 8 plates by JOHN WILLIAMSON, 24pp adverts at end; viiii+336pp. orig. cloth gilt, slight rubbing on corners, 1st Edition, Longmans Green &Co, 1896. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW18627] £15


HORN, CHARLES EDWARD. Kathleen O More An Irish Ballad Sung by Miss Byrne Also by Miss Stephens &Miss Tree . . . With the original Words of Geo. N. Reynolds. Engraved title and engraved music and words; 8pp. folio disbound, Dublin, W. Power, n.d. [?c.1824] [ Ref: RGW17708] £20


HORN, CHARLES EDWARD. The Alpine Hunters Composed and Dedicated to the Members of the Gentlemen's Concert Manchester. The Words by H.C. Deaken. Engraved title and engraved music and words; 11pp; two small tears in margins, repaired. folio disbound, T. Welsh, 246 Regent St, n.d. [1833] [ Ref: RGW18835] £20


HORN, CHARLES FREDERICK: A Rondo Composed for the Piano Forte or Harpsichord with an accomanyment for the Violin. Engraved title and music; 7pp. folio, disbound, R. Wernum, 42 Wigmore Street, n.d. ? c.1800. Wernum's stamp on title, [ Ref: RGW16833] £20


HOROVITZ, MICHAEL: Love Poems Nineteen Poems of Love, Lust and Spirit. 40pp. orig. pictorial wrappers, designed by Author, a little foxing on front cover, 1st edit., New Departures, Printed on Glastonbury Antique Laid Paper, 1971. John Brunner's copy INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, "John with love to you &yours from Mike" [ Ref: RGW13482] £18


HORSBURGH, MATILDA: Little Hazel, The King's Messenger. Colour printed frontispiece and additional title, 144pp; a little spotting to a few leaves. orig. maroon cloth gilt, slight wear on extremities, 1st edit., Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1876. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16658] £15


HOUSMAN, A.E.: In Summertime on Bredon. Music by Graham Peel. No. 2 in F. Engraved title and music; 5pp. Large folio, in wrappers as issued, some creasing on corners, 1st edit., Chappell &Co, Copyright, 1911. Composer's stamp on cover and 'Price 1/6 net cash' [ Ref: RGW17810] £50
*Plate number 6181 on front cover, full text of poem on verso of front cover. The adverts on the rear cover would indicated this was an early issue.

HUMMING BIRDS. T. NELSON &SONS. Humming Birds. 12 colour-printed numbered plates of humming birds printed on card, description printed in blue on the reverse. 6in x 4.5in, orig. pale blue embossed folder, with oval colour-printed picture, worn, with teas and pieces missing, T. Nelson &Sons, n.d. [?1870s]. Not apparently in the Waddleton Collection of Colour Printing. [ Ref: RGW16635] £40
*A rare example of a colour-printed series on humming birds. The images are reminiscent of the plates of John Gould. In 1874, Nelson's published a book on Humming-Birds by Mary and Elizabeth Kirby, but it only contained three plates.

INFANTS MAGAZINE. The Infant's Magazine. Colour-printed frontis. of girl on bicycle, and other illus., some full-page, some by LOUIS WAIN of cats, adverts at end; 188+[iv]pp. orig. pictorial cloth gilt, slight wear on extremities, Published by S.W. Partridge &Co, 1898. [ Ref: RGW19471] £12


JACKSON, HELEN: Ramona. A Story. Adverts. at end; 490pp. orig. red cloth gilt, spine a little faded, Boston, Roberts Brothers, 1886. [ Ref: RGW16633] £8
*Early edition of this classic Californian tale first published in 1884.

[JAMESON, ANNA BROWNELL] Diary of an Ennuyee. Errata leaf at end; x+354+iipp. 8vo old half calf, lacks boards, Henry Colburn, 1826. [ Ref: RGW17539] £25
*This is the first printing with this title. The book had been published earlier in the same year as 'A Lady's Diary'. It is an account of a young woman's journey to Italy. It caused something of a sensation when it emerged the diary was fictional.

SOAME JENYNS [1704-1787] Politician and Writer SIGNATURE. [ Ref: RGW10084] £10


JERROLD, DOUGLAS: The Story of A Feather. Wood-engraved illus. by G. DU MAURIER; xvi+259pp. 8vo orig. pink cloth gilt, some fading, worn on extremities, a.e.g., Bradbury, Evans &Co, 1867. [ Ref: RGW19227] £10


JOHNS, W.E.: Biggles of the Royal Flying Corps (Ed. P. Williams) Illus.; 127pp. orig. cloth, Purnell Books, 1978. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14402] £10


JOHNSON, MARGARET: A Bunch of Keys. Illus., some full-page by JESSIE WALCOTT; 74pp. oblong folio (8.5 x 11in) orig. pink cloth, colour illustration on cover, some slight discolouration of cloth, small tear at top of spine, slight marking 1st edit., W. &R. Chambers, n.d. [1904]. [ Ref: RGW19620] £30
*Much of the the text is presented as a rebus.

JOHNSON, S. &BOSWELL, J.: A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland., [and] The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides. (Ed. P. Levi). Illus.; 412pp. orig. cloth, with leather spine label, 1st Folio Society edit., 1990. Fine copy in slipcase. [ Ref: RGW14195] £10


JOHNSON, SAMUEL The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia. A Tale. Additional engraved vignette title after Thurston (slighly foxed), title vignette by Thomson ; viii+144pp. 12mo contemp. full straight-grained black morocco, lyre with two eagles blocked in gilt in centre of covers, border of double fillet in gilt, spine with raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt, rubbed on extremities, a.e.g., Chiswick, Printed by C. Whittingham, for R. Jennings, T. Tegg and others, 1822. [ Ref: RGW12750] £25
*Volume from Whittingham's Cabinet Library.

JOHNSTONE, DAVID LAWSON: The Paradise of the North A Story of Discovery and Adventure around the Pole. 15 full-page other illus. by W. BOUCHER; 302pp. orig red pictorial cloth gilt, with two explorers hoisting a Union Jack, on front cover, worn on extremities, 1st edit., W. &R. Chambers, n.d. [1892]. School prize label dated 1892. [ Ref: RGW15365] £15
*This novel was first published in 1890 by a different publisher. This would appear to be the first issue with the illustrations, which were used when the story was printed in serial form in Old and Young. There are listings of later issues being bound in blue cloth and having adverts at the end. Beiler in Science Fiction: The Early Years describes it as "stodgy, very solid, information-packed, well-written boys' book". I actually found it a rather compelling story which combines polar exploration with the discovery of a lost Viking-like tribe. Judging from the author's prejudices he would no doubt have been surprised to find it was not a British man but a black American who was the first to set foot on the North Pole. Surprising to think that as late as 1890 a story about an unknown race in the Arctic circle could still be written.

JOHNSTONE, MRS: The Edinburgh Tales. 3 vols. Large 8vo contemp. half red calf, spines gilt, rubbed and some scuffing, Edinburgh, William Tait, 1845-6. [ Ref: RGW19622] £25


JONES, D.C.: The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer. 291pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., New York, Charles Scribner's, 1976. Very good copy in unclipped d.w. [ Ref: RGW14174] £5


JOYCE, REV. JEREMIAH: Scientific Dialogues, Intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young People: In which the First Principles of Natural and Experimental Philosophy are fully Explained. Vol. III of Hydrostatics. 4 engraved plates; xii+236pp; some spotting. 12mo orig. green leather-backed marbled paper boards, spine paper label, slight wear on extremities, New Edition, Corrected and Improved, Printed for J. Johnson, 1808. [ Ref: RGW19467] £30


JUVENILE. The Blind Boy of Dresden and his Sister. A Story for the Young. 5 colour plates by HONOR C. APPLETON; vi+128pp. orig. cloth gilt, picture on centre of front cover, slight wear on extremities, small tear at foot of upper joint, Blackie &Son, [1882]. A bright copy. [ Ref: RGW16667] £12


JUVENILE. The Giant Show Or The Adventures &Misadventures of Benjamin McLummund Esq formerly of Beenstoke in the Isle of Skye, but now residing at Noland Castle Ayrshire illustrated by a series of pen and ink sketches . . . Illus.; ii+48 leaves; lacking plate 25, some leaves loosening. oblong 8vo orig. cloth, green label on front cover, loosening, worn, 1st edit., Printed at the Anastatic Printing Press, Ipswich, Published by Bosworth &Harrison, London and Simkins &Browne, Nottingham, n.d. [1863]. Rare. Only one copy on Copac. [ Ref: RGW19403] £50
*Anastatic printing was a form of lithographic printing from prepared plates that amateurs could use.

H.R.F. KEATING. Crime Writer. AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed, to Pauline, 2pp, 35 Northumberland Place, London, 21 Dec 1985. answering her request for proof copies of his books. [ Ref: RGW7288] £10


KELLOGG'S Five Books of Nursery Rhymes: 'Letters and Numbers', 'Animal Rhymes', 'Times and Seasons', 'Songs and Games' and 'Pantry Rhymes'. Colour illus. oblong 8vo (3in x 4in) orig. pictorial wrappers, n.d., ? 1970s. [ Ref: RGW19631] £25
*Nicely illustrated series of booklets each with 16pp.

[KELLY, HUGH]: The Babler. Containing a Careful Selection from those Entertaining and Interesting Essays. Which have Given the Public so Much Satisfaction under that Title during A Course of Four Years in Owen's Weekly Chronicle. 2 vols. [xiv]+286, x+275pp. 12mo contemp. calf, spines gilt, joints cracked, corners rubbed, spines chipped, lacking spine labels, First Edition, Printed for J. Newbery and others, 1767. [ Ref: RGW12752] £60
*Hugh Kelly [1739-1777], Playwright and Author, first came to London as a staymaker. He edited "Court Magazine" and "Ladies' Museum". His comedy "False Delicacy" was a success at the Drury Lane Theatre. This work reprints selections originally published serially in OwenÕs Weekly Chronicle: or Universal Journal, and OwenÕs Weekly Chronicle; and Westminster Journal from 1763 to 1766.

KENNEDY, M.: Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. xii+815pp. orig. cloth, Oxford University Press, Folio Society Edition, 2006. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14822] £10


WILLIAM PATON KER [1855-1923] Literary Critic. AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed, 2pp, Dunollie, Oban, 18 Sept 1905, thanking and commending the recepient's book, "Your book will be a help in my own studies". [ Ref: RGW7271] £10


KERNER von MARILAUN, ANTON The Natural History of Plants Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and Distribution. Translated and edited by F.W. Oliver. With the Assistance of M. Busk and M.F. Ewart. 2 vols in 6 Divisional vols. 16 colour plates, over 1,000 woodcut illus., index. folio orig. green cloth with Arts &Crafts design of interwoven plants, spines gilt, slight wear on extremities, Blackie &Son, 1896-7. [ Ref: RGW18876] £50


KIPLING, R.: The Story of the Gadsbys. No. 2. 96pp. Paperback Frome, Facsimile reprint of Wheeler's Indian Railway Library, Surtees Society, 1986. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW14164] £5


KIPLING, R.: Under the Deodars. No. 4. 96pp. Paperback Frome, Facsimile reprint of Wheeler's Indian Railway Library, Surtees Society, 1987. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW14165] £5


KIPLING, R.: In Black and White. No. 3. 96pp. Paperback Frome, Facsimile reprint of Wheeler's Indian Railway Library, Surtees Society, 1986. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW14166] £5


KIPLING, R.: Soldiers Three. No. 1. 96pp. Paperback Frome, Facsimile reprint of Wheeler's Indian Railway Library, Surtees Society, 1986. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW14167] £5


KIPLING, RUDYARD: Captain Courageous. Illus. by I.W. TABER; 191pp. orig. cloth, 1st Folio Society edit., 1995. Fine copy in slipcase. [ Ref: RGW15035] £10


KIPLING, RUDYARD: Rudyard Kipling's Verse Inclusive Edition 1885-1918. Index; xiv+787pp. 8vo half maroon morooco gilt, spine with raised bands, prize binding for Downside, a.e..g., 1st edit., Macmillan &Co, 1890. Fine copy on India paper. [ Ref: RGW19445] £25


KIRLEW, M.: Famous Sisters of Great Men. Henriette Renan, Caroline Herschel, Mary Lamb, Dorothy Wordsworth, Fanny Mendelssohn. 4 colour plates; 288pp. orig. pictorial brown cloth, gilt, some slight wear, upper hinge slightly cracked, Thomas Nelson &Sons, n.d. Prize label on endpaper dated 1907. [ Ref: RGW12732] £5


KLOSE, F.J.: No. 4 from Weber's Opera of Preciosa of Operatic Divertimentos, . . . Composed &Arranged for the Piano Forte and Flute. Engraved title and music; 13pp; some small tears, repaired. folio, disbound, Goulding D'Almaine Potter &Co, n.d. c.1810-23. [ Ref: RGW16858] £10


[KNOX, VICESIMUS] (Ed.): Elegant Extracts. 6 vols. Being, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry. 2 vols. Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Prose. 2 vols. Familiar and Amusing Letters. 2 vols. Engraved titles. large 8vo uniform contemp. diced calf gilt, spines with raised bands, some wear on extremities, one vol. with small tear near head of spine, Printed for J. Johnson, R.Baldwin and others, 1807-9. Bookplate of Joseph Railton. [ Ref: RGW19417] £70
*A popular anthology which was oft reprinted.

LA FONTAINE, JEAN DE: Fables. Notices et Annotations par M. Morel. 2 vols. Plates, index; 159, 182pp. 8vo contemp. French quarter red morocco, spine gilt with raised bands, marbled boards school arms in gilt on covers, Paris, Bibliotheque Larousse, n.d., c.1910. [ Ref: RGW17865] £28


LANG, A. (Ed.): The Red True Story Book. 19 plates by H.J. Ford, other illus. in text; xii+419pp; foxing throughout. orig. red cloth gilt, wear on extremities, spine faded, a.e.g., First Edition, 1895. [ Ref: RGW16655] £10


LANG, A. (Ed.): The Animal Story Book. Illus. by H.J. Ford; xiv+400pp; foxing throughout, inscriptions on endpaper. orig. blue cloth gilt, wear on extremities, spine marked, a.e.g., First Edition, 1896. [ Ref: RGW16656] £10


LATOUR, T.: A New Overture for the Piano Forte, In which is Introduced the Favorite Air of 'Go George I can't endure You' No. 11 8pp engraved music; tear to first leaf. folio disbound, Bland &Wellers, n.d. ?c.1810. [ Ref: RGW18803] £10


LE CAMUS, J.P.: Plaignez-moi Nocturne a deux voix avec Accompagnement de Forte Piano ou Harpe. Title and 5pp engraved music. folio disbound, Paris, chez l'Auteur, n.d. c.1825. With composer's stamp. [ Ref: RGW18799] £10


LEAR, EDWARD: Nonsense Songs set to Music by Dudley Glass. Illus. by EDWARD LEAR; 24pp. 4to orig. cloth-backed orange printed boards, one corner bumped, a little edge wear, parts of cloth faded, 1st edit., Frederick Warne &Co, n.d. [1933]. In orig. price clipped d.w. (a couple of tears) [ Ref: RGW17812] £15


LECTOR, OLIVER: Letters from the Dead to the Dead Collected and Arranged with Notes Comments and A Glossary. Illus. of emblems; 101pp. orig. cloth, uncut, B. Quaritch, 1915. [ Ref: RGW17024] £10
*An unusual contribution to the Bacon/Shakespeare debate submitted under what is considered to be a pseudonym.

LEIBER, FRITZ: The Demons of the Upper Air. 20pp. Large 8vo orig. brown wrappers, with paper label, 1st edit., 1969. Fine clean copy in original envelope (a little discoloured and frayed). John Brunner's copy, INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, "Dear John Brunner Another part of the Zarkian Landscape Fritz Leiber Jul 20 1975". One of 275 numbered copies. [ Ref: RGW13489] £75
*A very nice science fiction association copy. The book was printed by Roy Squires using type designed by Hermann Zapf.

LESAGE, ALAIN RENE : Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane. 4 vols. 12 engraved plates; text leaves foxed. 8vo contemp. English diced calf gilt, spine with red leather labels, Paris, Genets Jeune, 1818. A nicely bound set. [ Ref: RGW19051] £40


LITTLE, J.H.: Savournhan Deelish Sung by Miss Stephens, The Symphonies &Accompaniment. Engraved music and words; 4pp; tear in margin. folio disbound, J. Power, 34, Strand, n.d. Early 19th century. [ Ref: RGW17710] £10


LOCKE, JOHN &BACON, FRANCIS: The Conduct of the Understanding. Essays Moral, Economical and Political. With Sketches of the Lives of Locker and Bacon. Additional engraved title and frontispiece; xii+262pp. 12mo full stained calf gilt, rubbed, upper joint cracked, tear across spine, Printed for J. Walker and others, 1813. [ Ref: RGW18886] £20


LOCKYER, A.M. (illustrator). What Became of Them? and The Conceited Little Pig by G. Boare. Chromolithographed pages with illus. by A.M. Lockyer; 16pp. oblong 8vo orig. pictorial wrappers, some wear on extremities, spine split at head, 1st edit., Hildesheimer &Faulkner, n.d. c.1885. Clean copy. [ Ref: RGW19449] £25
*Two illustrated poems one about rats ands the other about pigs.

LONG, JOHN LUTHER: Madame Butterfly Purple Eyes A Gentleman of Japan and a Lady Kito Glory. Frontspiece, title in green and red; [xii]+224pp; a little spotting on title. orig. cloth-bacled grey boards gilt, slight wear on extremities, typed label on spine, 1st English edit., Methuen &Co, 1905. [ Ref: RGW16634] £20
*'Madame Butterfly' was based on the memories of Long's sister who had been to Japan with her husband, a missionary. The story has been the subject of four films and an opera by Puccini, which had its premiere at Milan in 1904.

LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH: Poems. New and Complete Edition. Frontispiece portrait, (one corner damaged), full-page wood-engraved illus., index; viii+860pp. 8vo orig. red morocco gilt, spine decorated in compartments with raised bands, covers with triple fillet border, central forme of repeated tools with corner decorations, slight wear on extremities, a.e.g., W. Kent &Co, 1869. [ Ref: RGW18995] £30


LOOS, ANITA: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady. (Introduction by Hugo Vickers). Illus. by FFOLKES; xxi+134pp. orig. boards, First Folio Society Edition, 1985. Fine copy in slipcase. [ Ref: RGW14521] £10


LOTI, PIERRE: Impressions. (Introduction by Henry James). Title in red with woodcut surround, engraved initials; 189pp. orig. green cloth, some wear on extremities, uncut, A. Constable &Co, 1908. [ Ref: RGW12853] £10


LUCIE-SMITH, EDWARD: A Garland from the Greek. 14pp. Tall 8vo (9.75 x 3in) orig. wrappers, fading at top of covers, 1st edit., Turret Books, 1971 John Brunner's copy INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. One of 600 copies. [ Ref: RGW13485] £10

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