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THE DAISY. A Journal of Pure Literature. Amusing and Instructing Reading for Every Member of the Family. January-June 1877. Seventh Thousand.
London: Dickinson & Lobb, 1878.
Quarto, hardcover, original brown decorated cloth stamped in black, blind and gilt. [2, index], 430 pp. Text in double columns. Rear cover has a white paint spot to upper inner corner and a one inch tear to the board at lower edge; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; a few very small white paint spots to spine; closed tears to bottom pp 21-22 neatly repaired with clear archival paper tape (no text loss); small tan spots to fore edges (only very slight penetration into text margins); one inch split to lower rear cover near the middle; slight wear to outer corners; else a VG clean, bright and unworn copy. Serializes INFELICE, a novel by August Evans Wilson (complete), NICHOLAS MINTURN by J.G. Holland (partially), and STORY OF THE MAN WHO DIDN'T KNOW MUCH by W.H.H. Murray (complete), plus poetry, stories, articles, etc . Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$50.00 Book Number: 19338 Order / Enquire
GUDRUN. A Story of the North Sea. From the Mediaeval German.
Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas, 1864.
Small octavo, original green honeycomb grain bevel-edged cloth, all edges gilt, black endpapers. (iv), 214, (2) pp + frontispiece with tissue guard (sepia tone mounted photo by McGlashon & Walker from a sketch by J. Noel Paton of Herwig's Parting), decorated title page in red and black, head and tail pieces, by J.M. Corner. Spine tips chipped to a depth of 1/4 inch; book a bit leaned; prize bookplate to front pastedown; inner hinges cracked; covers have a bit of wear to outer corners; soft corner crease to text throughout; small rubber stamp to verso of front free endpaper; this is otherwise mainly a VG+ bright copy. Translated by Emma Letherbrow. A prose translation in 23 chapters of this medieval legend of Friesland.
$60.00 Book Number: 8775 Order / Enquire
FAIRLY-CUM-FORELANDS; and other village tales and sketches
London, no date (1880?): Leisure Hour,
Octavo. Original brown cloth decorated in blind and gilt, cream endpapers. 284, [4, Religious Tract Soceity ads] pp. Wear to spine tips; cracked inner hinges neatly reglued; moderate wear to outer corners; else a VG clean and tight copy, no owner names. Seven stories. COPAC locates only one copy of this edition, and the BL has an undated  edition.
$25.00 Book Number: 24142 Order / Enquire
A LITERARY MAP OF BALTIMORE, the Almost Athens of the Upper South., 1729-1969
Cockeysville, MD: Baltimore County Historical Society, no date (1969?),
Large sheet folded to make sixteen 4 1/2 x 9 1/8 inch panels. VG, clean copy.
$20.00 Book Number: 41870 Order / Enquire
TALES OF SWEDEN AND THE NORSEMEN
New York: Robert Carter, 1865.
16mo, original brown cloth, sides lettered and decorated in blind, spine in gilt, yellow endpapers. pp 364, (8, ads),  + frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 other plates. Spine very lightly sunned, with a small dark spot, minor wear at ends; light damp spot on front cover; small spots to front endpapers; light foxing to pages adjacent to the plates and to the tissue guard; small soil / foxing spots to a few margins earlier in the text; else a VG+ clean, tight & unworn copy, no owner names, hinges not cracked. Number 1 in the publisher' s Fireside Library series. A later printing. First was in 1856. Contains The Copper-Mine, The Snow King, The Iron King, The Fall of the Hats and Caps, Perserverance, The Three Pictures, Ragnar Lodbrok, Hakon the Good, The Story of Queen Astrid, King Olave, and Harald Hardrade. Folk tales and historical sketches for younger readers. "Perserverance" is about Carl Linnaeus. Translator not indicated in book nor in library records.
$60.00 Book Number: 42608 Order / Enquire
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, Volume LXXXVI (86), December 1892 to May, 1893
New York: Harper's, 1893.
Quarto, contemporary brown morocco and marbled boards, lettered and ruled in gilt, raised bands, red sprinkled page edges. pp 972 pages, text in double columns, well illustrated. Slight spine rubbing neatly touched up; front joint has a two inch split and cracked inner hinge neatly repaired; damp stain to upper inner corner of rear cover, else a VG, no owner names, looking nice. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$50.00 Book Number: 42846 Order / Enquire
THE ADOPTED DAUGHTER; or, the trials of Sabra. A tale of real life. Third edition - revised and amended
Montreal: John Lovell, Printer, 1867.
16mo, 17 cm. Original green cloth decorated in blind, title in gilt on front cover. pp 196. Skinning to pastedowns from removed labels, minor wear to spine ends; small soil spots and foxing on just a few pages; else a VG tight and unworn copy. Contains the author's Preface to the Second Edition: "The following Narrative is one of real life. The object of the Authoress in presenting it to the public is to encourage those to persevere who are left to depend on their own exertions. She has endeavored to present it in language that will have a moral and religious influence upon the minds of those who may peruse it. This is the sincere wish of The Writer". Religious fiction set in Massachusetts, Western New York, and Upper Canada (Kingston area). First published Ogdensburg, NY, 1858, in an edition of 5000 copies, with the second, revised edition published by Lovell in Montreal in 1863. There was a fourth edition in 1873, Wright, American Fiction , Vol. II, p 29. Watters p. 238. Old time Toronto bookseller Dora Hood attributed authorship to Mrs. H.E. McDonald, while Cindy Weinstein, in Family, Kinship and Sympathy in Nineteenth Century American Literature (p 200) identifies the author as Sarah Elizabeth Harper Monmouth (1829-87). I have some doubts about Ms Weinstein's attribution but have not consulted her book to learn what evidence she had. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$50.00 Book Number: 43780 Order / Enquire
(à Beckett, Arthur, editor)
THE TOMAHAWK: a saturday journal of satire. Volume II
London: Office of the Tomahawk, 1868.
Tall quarto, 29 cm. Bound in half brown morocco, spine with raised bands and gilt lettering, and brown pansy patterned cloth. pp iv (title and Preface), ii (Index), 259 (text in double columns). Inlcudes 26 monocolour full page illustrations. 26 numbers complete : #35, 04 Jan. - #60, 27 June, 1868. Scuffing to spine and corners touched up, front free endpaper creased with short tape repairs; short shallow chips to fore more of title leaf; thin paper a bit toned and delicate; else a VG clean and tight copy. The Tomahawk: A Saturday Journal of Satire was a weekly satirical magazine published between 1867 and 1870, price 2d. It was edited by Arthur à Beckett and the artist was Matt Morgan. Other contributors included Gilbert à Beckett, Frank Marshall, Alfred Thompson (who later founded The Mask), the composer Frederic Clay, and Thomas Gibson Bowles." - Wikipedia. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$125.00 Book Number: 43719 Order / Enquire
A.L.O.E. ["A Lady of England", Charlotte Maria Tucker].
PARLIAMENT IN THE PLAY-ROOM.
London: T. Nelson, 1863.
Later printing, presumably. 12mo. Original mauve bead grain pictorial cloth stamped in blind and gilt, cream endpapers. 168 pp + 16 pp April, 1860, publisher's catalogue. Spine sunned to tan, as almost always with this colour; light sunning to inner margins of sides; bit of rubbing to gilt figure at centre of front cover; Xmas, 1864, ink inscription to front free endpaper; foxing (heavy in places) and small soil spots in text throughout; small hole to lower outer corner of one leaf (well away from any text); this otherwise a VG unworn copy of this didactic (how Parliament works) juvenile novel by a prolific writer for young people. Osborne dates 1861. Online British Library catalogue shows only this 1863 printing.
$30.00 Book Number: 10460 Order / Enquire
AKERSTROM, Ullie R.
"TOOT YER HORN" and Other Poems by Ullie (Ullie Akerstrom)
No place [New Britain, Connecticut]: Published by the Authoress, 1886.
Plain black cloth spine and buff printed boards. (3)-94 pp. Thin boards have some soiling, damp spots, rubbing, with corner crease to front cover; yellowing to text paper, shallow chips (no text affected) to fore edge of last leaf; cracked inner hinges; just a good copy, signed by the author ("Truly Yours, Ullie"). There was a second edition in 1888. Scarce book of verse by this actress, dancer, playwright and pantomist of the 1880's and 1890's.
$60.00 Book Number: 22955 Order / Enquire
ALARCÓN, Pedro Antonio de
THE SCANDAL. Translated from the Spanish by Philip H. Riley and Hubert James Tunney
New York: Knopf, 1945.
Yellow cloth. pp (viii), (383). Classic Spanish novel in English for the first time. Bit of dust soiling to covers, else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names.
$15.00 Book Number: 32380 Order / Enquire
ALFORD, Elizabeth M.(Elizabeth Mary Alford], 1840-1905
HONOR. A Nineteenth Century Heroine. Frontispiece by K. Lucas
London: S.W. Partridge, no date , 1897.
Dark maroon decorated cloth stamped in black, blind, light blue, and gilt. vi, (7)-320 pp + frontispiece + 32 pp publisher's catalogue at rear. Nicks and minor wear at spine tips; acidic endpapers are browned and brittle; inner hinges cracked, as usual with this kind of paper; darkening to page edges, catalogue, and half-title leaf; book a little leaned; else a VG clean and unworn copy, no owner names. This novel was first published in a three volume format in 1880 (rare), this one volume edition appears to be fairly scarce itself. No copies on COPAC. Author lived in Taunton, England, all her life.
$34.95 Book Number: 25784 Order / Enquire
THE BRITISH BARBARIANS: a hill-top novel
London / New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head / Putnam's, 1895.
Narrow octavo, green pictorial cloth stamped in white on front and rear cover, spine lettered in gilt with decoration in white. pp (xxiv), 202 + 14, 16 ads. Cover duplicating title page illustration by Aubrey Beardsley, key device with "G.A." incorporated on rear cover, spine, and verso of title leaf, also by Beardsley. Fore and bottom page edges untrimmed. Spine has an indentation at centre, cloth creases at ends, bump to lower outer corners of covers; cloth bubble on front cover; page edges yellowed; front free endpaper has soft corner crease, 1896 ink name, minor foxing; in all, a VG tight and unworn copy. Long Introduction by Allen in which he talks about the difficulties of serial publication of novels, mainly the publishers' desire to avoid offense to any reader, and explains why he wants to call the novels in which he has a free hand and which see book publication first, his "hill-top" novels. No. 21 in the publisher's Keynote Series. A satirical novel exposing present-day societal defects by way of an anthropologist from the future who time travels to study what seems to him a savage tribe in an English suburb. Bleiler (1978) p. 4. Reginald 194.
$150.00 Book Number: 41816 Order / Enquire
MISS CAYLEY'S ADVENTURES. With illustrations by Gordon Browne
London: Grant Richards, 1899.
Squarish octavo, dark blue illustrated cloth stamped in gilt, top edges gilt. pp (x), 330, (2, ads) + frontispiece with tissue guard. 79 other good illustrations in text. Spine has a diagonal crease, with partial splits to folds neatly repaired; tiny ink inscription at front; rear cracked inner hinge neatly repaired; tissue guard yellowed and foxing with slight offset onto title page; soft corner crease to title and following leaf; VG otherwise, clean and unworn, now tight in the binding, which shows Miss Cayley with one foot upon a ball, a cane or umbrella over one shoulder, one arm akimbo, looking quite competent and determined. "In these 12 connected 'adventures', Lois Cayley, another resourceful young Girton graduate and amateur detective, makes a tour of the world. Usual cast of confidence-tricksters and cads, and travelogue detail. Early chapters have a bicycling theme. Notable, together with Hilda Wade, as a pioneer work in the female-detective genre." - Peter Morton. AMICUS locates a few copies of the 1899 US edition as well as several copies of the second printing of this UK edition, but no copies of the first printing, although the Fisher Library at UT has a copy inscribed by the author to his father (!). Chapter three, "The Adventure of the Inquisitive American", has quite a bit of cycling content (and illustrations).
$250.00 Book Number: 43382 Order / Enquire
ALLOTT, Kenneth, editor (Matthew Arnold)
London: G. Bell & Sons, 1975.
Octavo, black boards. pp xxxvi, (353), (3), index. 10 articles. Fine copy, jacket has scratches, light rubbing, VG otherwise. Writers and their Background series.
$15.00 Book Number: 32492 Order / Enquire
THE LUSTFUL TURK...
New York: Canyon Books, 1967.
Canyon Books paperback PLX 201. Book a little leaned; red spine sunned to pink, with some rubbing at ends; Canadian price-sticker inside front cover; cover creases; a good, tight copy. "Lascivious scenes in a harem", first published in 1828. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$9.95 Book Number: 38808 Order / Enquire
LOTUS AND JEWEL. containing "In an Indian Temple," "A Casket of Gems,""A Queen's Revenge." with other poems
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1887.
12mo, blue cloth gilt, floral endpapers. pp , vi, 263, , (4, ads), . Spine lightly darkened, gilt dulled, with minor wear at ends; light spotting to rear cover; 1889 ink name at front; VG otherwise.
$25.00 Book Number: 43156 Order / Enquire
POEMS. Second Series
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855.
Original olive cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered, terra cotta endpapers (ads on pastedowns). pp , 210, vi (A List of New Works) + 24 pp March, 1856, publisher's catalogue. Binder's ticket at rear (Westley's, London). Spine slightly sunned, with a narrow cloth chip at head (no lettering affected), partial cloth splits to joints neatly mended; VG clean, tight and unworn copy otherwise, no owner names, inner hinges not cracked. Second issue ads (earliest were Nov. 1854).
$95.00 Book Number: 26752 Order / Enquire
ESSAYS IN CRITICISM: second series
London: Macmillan, 1888.
Maroon cloth. pp , (x), 331. Spine very lightly sunned, with creases at ends; book a bit leaned; yellowing to page edges; ink name at front; some separations at gutters; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Variant in maroon cloth (vs blue) with white (vs black) endpapers and no ads at rear.
$25.00 Book Number: 43157 Order / Enquire
TWO SERMONS ON THE INTERPRETATION OF PROPHECY, Preached in the Chapel of Rugby School. With Notes.
Oxford: John Henry Parker, 1839.
pp , (viii), 77, . Bound in 19th century brown calf spine elaborately decorated in gilt with black labels, and brown diaper cloth bordered in gilt and blind, gilt decorated edges, blind inner dentelles, marbled page edges and endpapers, bound-in ribbon bookmark. Foxing to first and last two leaves; front cover just a wee bit bowed; free endpapers a bit curled; else fine. NCBEL III 1462.
$125.00 Book Number: 15185 Order / Enquire