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Image for The Quantocks and Their Associations. A Paper Read Before the Members of the Bath Literary Club on the 11th December 1871. [Significant, inscribed association copy]

The Quantocks and Their Associations. A Paper Read Before the Members of the Bath Literary Club on the 11th December 1871. [Significant, inscribed association copy]

By: NICHOLS, WILLIAM LUKE

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Bath: Printed for Private Circulation: 1873

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: k190121l

Condition: Good


1st ed., 8vo, original decorated green cloth, gilt decorations and lettering. 41 [2] i-xxxiii. Tipped in photographic frontispiece of “Wordsworth’s Glen.” [See note below] A talk about the Quantock Hills area of southwest England, where Coleridge and Wordsworth wrote Lyrical Ballads, which Nichols writes about the landscape as well as some of the other "Quantock Poets," including Charles Lamb, Thomas Lovell Beddoes and Charles Lloyd. Gift inscription on FFEP “with the writer’s compliments” to Welsh mathematician, photographer, and painter Rev. Calvert R. Jones, [1804-1877]. We bel... View more info

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A True Report Of Certain Wonderful Overflowings Of Water In Somerset, Norfolk & Other Parts Of England. AD 1607.

By: Baker, Ernest E (Ed).

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Weston-Super-Mare: Gazette Office: 1884

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: k190316b

Condition: Fair


1st thus; edition limited to 200 Copies. 41[1] pp, occasional illustrations.. Red boards with black lettering and rulings. Reprint of a rare 1607 tract regarding the great floods in Somersetshire and five other counties in England that year. Includes facsimiles of the original woodcuts. Fair: extremities rubbed, spine chipped; hinge partially cracked; corners bumped. End papers browned. Glued onto inside rear board are ‘extracts from press notices’. Text block is clean, tight and free of foxing, browning; no marks or tears. View more info

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Sunday in London (Illustrated by George Cruikshank)

By: George Cruikshank

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London: Effingham Wilson: 1833

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190218h

Condition: Fair


Full title: Sunday in London, Illustrated in Fourteen Cuts, by George Cruikshank, a Few Words by a Friend of His; with a Copy of Sir Andrew Agnew's Bill. With frontispiece, engraved title, nine full-page woodcuts and three vignettes. 1st ed., 12mo, full polished tan calf, gilt rules and lettering, t.e.g. [iv] 105 pp. [24 publisher’s catalog] A satire on the English Sabbatarians and their leader Sir Andrew Agnew. Condition: Fair. The interior clean and bright overall with few pages darkened or spotted; one page of the catalog with a small closed tear. The major defect is the back board is d... View more info

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Back-Trailers from the Middle Border [Association copy with signature of Rudyard Kipling]

By: Hamlin Garland

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Macmillan, New York: 1928

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Inscribed by Garland, with added signature of Rudy

Seller ID: k190126c


CONDITION: Good. Covers: front hinge cracked, light surface wear, a little more so at top of spine. Newspaper review affixed to back free end paper has browned and left image transfer on facing page. Signed by Garland on front pastedown; two photographs of Garland and company on the half-title, along with a guest pass to the Regent’s Park Zoological Gardens signed by Rudyard Kipling who, as a member, gave Garland admittance. Another photo of Garland on the verso and a fourth affixed to a blank page facing page 205. Unknown whether the extra items were added by Garland or another. View more info

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Departmental Ditties, Barrack Room Ballads, and other Verses

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $250.00

Publisher: NY, U.S. Book Company: 1890

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: c17092203

Condition: Very Good


12mo, Maroon cloth, beveled edges, gilt titles and top. Scarce first state with 'Lovell' on the backstrip and the copyright notice on verso of title page. Later issues generally have the backstrip blank; some have Lovell Coryell. Some have Lovell Coryell on the title page and some have no date on verso. This is the first American edition of the Ditties and first edition altogether of seventeen Barrack Room Ballads, including such famous poems as Gunga Din, Fuzzy Wuzzy, and Mandalay. Very good; minor edge and corner wear; a few small blemishes on front cover appear to be pencil erasure; light... View more info

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Irish Guards in the Great War / Edited and Compiled from their Diaries and Papers, Vols 1 & 2 [1st UK]

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $385.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan & Co: 1923

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: 17092204

Condition: Fine


Irish Guards in the Great War / Edited and Compiled from their Diaries and Papers, Vols 1 & 2 London: MacMillan & Co, 1923. 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles and regimental badge in gold on upper covers, t.e.g. 1st UK ed. The War service of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards from 1914 to 1918. Meticulously researched from primary sources, Kipling undertook this regimental history following the death in action of his son John at the Battle of Loos. 9 maps. Fine, as-new copies in the scarce d/w with light wear at edges; no tears. Original purchase receipts from 1930 laid in. [Livingston 482] View more info

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Irish Guards in the Great War / Edited and Compiled from their Diaries and Papers, Vols 1 & 2 [1st US]

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $200.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday, Page & Co: 1923

Edition: 1st US.

Seller ID: 17092205

Condition: Fine


8vo, black cloth, t.e.g., gilt emblem on front, paper labels. First American edition.The War service of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards from 1914 to 1918. Meticulously researched from primary sources, Kipling undertook this regimental history following the death in action of his son John at the Battle of Loos. A classic work. 9 maps. Fine, as-new copies; vol. 1 in nicked d/w; d/w lacking on Vol 2. [Livingston 483, Richards A341] View more info

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Dipsy Chanty, The and Other Selected Poems

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY/East Aurora, The Roycroft Shop: 1899

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: 17092207


12mo, handmade paper, gray-green limp suede covers with gilt titles, red satin paste-downs and tie. #557/950 copies, signed by Elbert Hubbard. Fine; backstrip lightly faded and light fade line across top of upper cover. [Livingston suppl. p. 137] View more info

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Tomorrow We Live - Library Edition -- in scarce d/w

By: MOSLEY, Oswald

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Greater Britain Publications (Abbey Supplies: 1935

Edition: Third printing [Library edition]

Seller ID: k200325b

Condition: Very good


Abbey Supplies Ltd., London ('Greater Britain' Publications), 1938. 8vo, black cloth. 80 pp. gilt titles. Oswald Mosley was a British politician who rose to fame in the 1920s as a Member of Parliament and later as leader of the British Union of Fascists (BUF). He was considered a potential Labour Prime Minister but resigned due to discord with the Government's unemployment policies. Mosley was imprisoned in May 1940, and the BUF was banned. He was released in 1943 and, politically disgraced by his association with fascism, moved abroad in 1951; he spent the majority of the remainder of his li... View more info

Image for Three Famous English Romances: The Gallant Atchievements Of Robin Hood; The Famous History Of Fryer Bacon: The Romance Of Robert The Devil

Three Famous English Romances: The Gallant Atchievements Of Robin Hood; The Famous History Of Fryer Bacon: The Romance Of Robert The Devil

By: Nelson, Harold

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Otto Schulze and Co: 1913

Seller ID: k190126h

Condition: Good


1st ed. 4to, red cloth with gilt decorations and titles, 156 pp. Illustrated with wood enravings and ornamentation. 3 volumes in one. Original publisher’s catalog entry clipped and pasted to front flyleaf. CONDITION: Good; rubbed at corners and spine ends, front hinge lightly cracked. Light foxing to bottom of first several pages and occasional page edges; otherwise a clean copy with very good-near fine appearance internally. View more info

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The Alphabet Annotated, and Hints Upon Slip-Slop by an Old Etonian ; For Youth and Adults in Doggerel Verse. Illustrated and etched by George W. Terry.

By: TERRY, George W.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London: Ackermann & Co: 1853

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200120l

Condition: Poor


London: Ackermann & Co, , (1853). 1st ed., 4to approx.. 12-3/4” x 9-3/4”. Green cloth with large pictorial paper paste-on. 64 pages. Each page illustrated with elaborate b/w etchings An alphabet book, including the proper phonetics for the English language. Poor; internally sound but substantially shaken; occasional light foxing. Binding split with spine lacking, corners rubbed and bumped. View more info

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A SEASON AT HARWICH with Excursions By Land and Water to Which is Added Research Historical, Natural, and Miscellaneous

By: W.H. LINDSEY

Price: $145.00

Publisher: J.Smith, Harwich and Simpkin, Marshall & Co, London: 1851

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: cr191118f

Condition: Good


1st ed., 8vo, violet embossed cloth. , 2 volumes in one, 208, 168 pp. Alternate title: “A Season at Harwich and A Visit to The River Stour / The River Orwell / Illustrated by the Author.” 16 plates, including illustrated title page, several folding maps. Numerous b/w illustrations within the text. The first part entitled “A Season at Harwich”; the second “Researches in the Library of Doctor Bremmer Containing Additions Historical Natural and Miscellaneous.” Condition: Good; text block is reasonably tight and bright with no foxing, but cracked at center with the plate opposite p... View more info