Gift Ideas / Poetry and Literature
SHEPEARD Rev. H (1857)
A Vindication of the Clergy Daughter's School and of the Rev. W. Carus Wilson, from the Remarks in "The Life of Charlotte Bronte"Enquire
First edition. 8vo., original printed wrappers, sewn as issued, housed in a modern folding chemise. Kirkby Lonsdale, Robert Morphet, and London, Seeley, Jackson and Halliday.
Fielding Henry (1752)
Amelia. By Henry Fielding, Esq; In Four VolumesEnquire
First Edition. 4 vols.xii, 285, [2 (blank)]; viii, 262, [1 (advertisement)]; ix, [i (blank)], 323; vii, [i (blank)], 296 12mo. Handsome copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, covers with a single gilt fillet borders, spine with the bands outlined with a single gilt fillet, numbered in gilt in the third panel (short cracks in some joints, slight rubbing, heacap of vol. 4 broken).London: for A. Millar,
Christmas card for 1950Enquire
Hand-made collaged card made from a folded single sheet of thick wove paper, the first page with a high quality monochrome fine art reproduction of Gaetano Zumbo's plague diorama cut out and laid down, hand ruled border in red and black, small red stars in the right hand corners, the left hand side with a vertical text in "art lettering" conveying Christmas greetings for 1950 from the Waugh family, the lower edge with Waugh's fanciful caption "Family Group at Piers Court, Stinchcombe, Glos. Dec 1950."
VOLOSHIN Maximilian Aleksandrovich ([c. early 1960s])
Samizdat book. 8vo. Perfect bound into contemporary decorative cloth covered flexible boards (probably a clandestine binding). Trifling wear, a very good or better copy, clean and crisp contents. Minor ink annotations and corrections in the text. ,  pp. N.p., n.d.,
BAUDELAIRE Charles (1861)
Les Fleurs du MalEnquire
Second edition, with thirty-five new poems. Frontispiece etching of the author. 8vo. Half red morocco over marbled boards, gilt titling, five raised bands & geometric tooling to spine, very good. Original pale yellow wrappers bound in, mild foxing to title-page, interior otherwise clean. Housed in a marbled slipcase to match binding; this slightly rubbed. pp. , 1-319, blank. Paris, Poulet-Malassis et de Broise,
AUSTEN Jane (1897-98)
Novels, in the "Peacock Series", illustrated by Hugh Thomson and Charles E. BrockEnquire
6 volumes in 5. Frontispieces and illustrations by Hugh Thomson and Charles E. Brock, 'Northanger Abbey and Persuasion' the first Macmillan edition, 1897, the other volumes the 1898 reprint, 8vo., original publisher's red cloth, richly gilt ahfter designs by A.A. Turbayne, yellow peacock endpapers, a.e.g. Macmillan & Co., London.
AUSTEN Jane (1813)
Sense and Sensibility: A Novel. In Three Volumes. By the Author of "Pride and Prejudice". The Second EditionEnquire
3 volumes. Large 12mo., bound without half-titles, in mid nineteenth century half calf over marbled boards, spines decorated and lettered in gilt. London, Printed for the Author, by C. Roworth ... and Published by T. Egerton.
WARHOL Andy; ROTHENBERG Jerome &; ANTIN David Editors (1965-1969)
some/thing. Volume 1, Numbers #1 & 2, Volume 2, Number #1, Numbers #4/5 [all published]Enquire
First editions. 5 issues in 4. Tall 8vo. The profusely illustrated volume 2/1 features the second version of the Andy Warhol front cover (the first, rejected by Warhol, had printed lines between the yellow and black stamps instead of perforations). All in the original glossy stiff card covers, apart from the Warhol cover in undersized thin gummed paper. A crisp, clean set. 64; 68;  unpaginated; 119, pp. New York, Hawk's Well Press,
POPE Alexander (1788)
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. In Six Volumes Complete. With his last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements; together with all his Notes, as they were delivered to the Editor a little before his Death. Printed verbatim from the Octavo Edition of Mr. WarburtonEnquire
6 Vols. 12mo. Engraved frontispiece, engraved plates to Windsor-Forest, Rape of the Lock, Eloisa to Abelard, January and May, Wife of Bath, Essay on Man (x 4), Moral Essays (x 5), First Epistle of the Second Book of Horace, Dunciad (x 5). Rather browned throughout, some off-setting from the plates, a few spots in places.
Contemporary tree calf by C. Kalthoeber (with his orange ticket in Vol. 1), smooth spines tooled in gilt and with red and green morocco labels, spot-marbled endpapers, yellow edges (corners worn, joints slightly rubbed, foot of spine of Vol. 3 damaged).
London for C. Bathurst, [etc.],
HARDY Thomas (1928)
Winter Words in Various Words an MetresEnquire
First edition. 8vo., original olive-green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, central gilt device to upper cover. In tan dust-jacket printed in black. Unopened, with the publishers list of new books. Near fine condition. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited.
DICKENS Charles (1937-38)
[WORKS] The Nonesuch Dickens edited by Arthur Waugh, Hugh Walpole, Thomas Hatton and Walter Dexter, with the original illustrations etc. (Retrospectus and Prospectus)Enquire
25 volumes, including the original plate, a pull from the plate and an authenticating letter. 8vo. (25.4cm). Original buckram bindings of various colours, black morocco lettering pieces, top edges gilt, the 'Retrospectus' bound in blue cloth. London: The Nonesuch Press,