Mortimore Castle; A Cambrian Tale.


A very rare Minerva Press offering in 2 volumes, bound as one. In modern, to style, half calf over marbled boards. Spine, decorative gilt tooling, raised bands, gilt title, to red morocco label. Internally, half title, [4], [1], 2-164. Half title,…

£6300 | Published: 1793 | Publisher: William Lane

The Misfortunes of Elphin

[PEACOCK Thomas Love] 1785-1866

VG, 1st ed, 1829. In contemporary half brown calf over brown marbled boards, some blind tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, raised bands, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to maroon calf label, bumped and worn. Internally,…

£100 | Published: 1829 | Publisher: Thomas Hookham

Chronicles of the Canongate WITH Chronicles of the Canongate Second Series (complete)

[SCOTT Sir Walter] 1771-1832

VG, 1st ed, 5 vols, 1827 & 28. All in brown refurbished half calf, green marbled boards, lightly bumped & worn to covers, corners & edges. Rebacked with old spines laid down, gilt tooling. First series, 2 vols complete, 1st editions, 1827,…

£250 | Published: 1827 | Publisher: Cadell and Co. and Simpkin and Marshall.

"Plain or Ringlets?"

[SURTEES Robert Smith] 1806-1864

VG, 67 engravings, not dated but 1888 (Tooley). In the publishers red cloth, bevelled edges, gilt title & image, corners bumped. Spine, faded, gilt titles & tooling, edges bumped. Internally, half title, frontis, engraved title, [5],…

£30 | Published: Unknown | Publisher: Bradbury, Agnew & Co

Little Women and Good Wives

ALCOTT Louisa May 1832-1888

In green cloth, gilt titles & illustration, corners bumped. Spine, rubbed, gilt titles & tooling, edges bumped. Internally, half title, frontis, [9], (x-xii), [1], 2-384, [4] adverts, t.e.g., ink dedication to ffep, some offsetting to fep. (207?…

£30 | Published: Unknown | Publisher: Bliss, Sands, & Co.

Five Hundred Curious and Interesting Narratives and Anecdotes.


VG, 1st ed, 1838, 1 plate (with 13 illustrations) 24 other illustrations, 5 parts in 1 volume. In attractive modern full marbled paper, printed paper label to spine. Internally, frontis, titlepage (with woodcut), [2], [3], 4-72. [3], 4-72.…

£225 | Published: 1838 | Publisher: Richard Griffin and Co.

Traits and Stories of the Welsh Peasantry.

BEALE Anne 1816-1900

VG, 1st ed, 1849. In modern half calf, with brown cloth, gilt tooling. Spine, gilt title & tooling. [7], (viii-xii), [1], 2-321 pp, [1], new endpapers, authors dedication to ffep (1852), half title states The Vale of the Towey. Per COPAC…

£210 | Published: 1849 | Publisher: George Routledge

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

BEDIER J. [Joseph] 1864-1938. (BELLOC H. [Hilaire] - translator) 1870-1953

Tristan and Iseult is a medieval romance based on a Celtic legend. It tells the story of the illicit love between the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Iseult. In the publishers refurbished illustrated brown soft covers, red ink…

£650 | Published: 1903 | Publisher: George Allen

Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and others.

BEWICK Thomas (Rev E Pearson - editor)

In Three parts. 1 Fables extracted from Dodsley's. 2 Fables with Reflections in Prose and Verse. 3 Fables in Verse. VG, Edition de Luxe, in white vellum with gilt tooling, titles an red and black inks, woodcut within red borders, light shelf wear.…

£375 | Published: 1879 | Publisher: Ballantyne, Hanson & Co

Lavengro: The Scholar-the Gypsy-the Priest

BORROW George 1803-1881

Brown decorative cloth, black ink tooling and title, edges and corners bumped and worn slightly. Spine with black ink tooling, titles in gilt, edges bumped and worn. Internally, printed endpapers, some light browning to blanks, advert, half title,…

£20 | Published: 1893 | Publisher: Ward, Lock & Bowden

Irish Life and Character; or Tales and Stories of the Irish Peasantry.

CARLETON William 1794-1869

G, London, c1860, 7 pls. In embossed purple cloth, corners & edges a little bumped & worn. Faded spine, gilt title. Internally, frontis, additional engraved title page, [2], [1], 2-392 pp, [1], [1] contents list, 7 pls (inclusive of frontis &…

£40 | Published: Unknown | Publisher: Henry Lea

Pendragon An Historical Novel

CARMICHAEL Douglas 1923-2012

NF, 1st ed, 1977. Written by a scholar of Arthurian history and legend, it is probably the best account yet published. The Welsh and Roman roots of Arthur and his times are clearly revealed. Blue cloth with gilt, blue endpapers, NO…

£160 | Published: 1977 | Publisher: Blackwater Press

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

CARROLL Lewis (ie DODGSON Charles Lutwidge) 1832-1898

VG, Ltd Ed, 1907 Rackham illustrated, 13 pls, complete. In quarter green cloth over green printed boards, gilt titles, corners a little bumped. Spine, gilt titles, edges bumped & worn. Internally, half title, limitation to verso, frontis,…

£1325 | Published: 1907 | Publisher: William Heinemann. Doubleday Page & Co.

The Naked Civil Servant

CRISP Quentin 1908- 1999 [PRATT Dennis Charles]

SIGNED. 1st ed, 1968. In the original purple boards, silver titles, spine edge bumped. DW a little soiled, unclipped. Internally, half title, [6], 7-217 pp, inscribed by author "To the only hooliganette in the world from Quentin Crisp" (see…

£375 | Published: 1968 | Publisher: Jonathan Cape