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THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO
Written by Alfred Russel Wallace.
Stock no. 2127689
Published by Macmillan & Co.. 4th 1872. Very good condition.
Red leather spine and corners; raised bands to spine, with gilt titles; black title box. Marbled boards. 4th edition. B/w illustrations. Some bumping and light wear to spine and corners. Darkening to leather on spine. Foxing. Small tear with a little loss to tissue-guard to frontis.
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Written by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by John Tenniel.
Stock no. 2127683
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1942. Almost very good condition.
Children's Edition. Dark pink leather boards, gilt titles. Colour pictorial endpapers. 16 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. 205 numbered pages. Wear and chipping to spine, with some loss of colour to leather. Couple of splits to top of spine. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Odd margin mark. All plates present.
A NARRATIVE OF THE BRISTOL RIOTS ON THE 29TH, 30TH, AND 31ST OF OCTOBER 1831
Written by W.H. Somerton.
Stock no. 2127631
Circa 1832. Good condition.
Brown leather binding; gilt title to spine; borders to covers. Consequent on the arrival of The Recorder, Sir C. Wetherell, to open the commission of assize; with full particulars of the burning of Bridewell - The Gaol - The Toll-Houses - Gloucester County Prison - The Bishop's Palace - The Mansion House - Custom House - Excise Office - And Nearly Fifty Houses in Queen-Square, King-Street, Little King-Street, Prince's Street &c. Fourth edition. Covers are heavily scuffed and worn. Spine is faded with some chipping. Name in ink to front pastedown. Some foxing, page browning and grubby marks. A reading copy.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE CLIFTON ANTIQUARIAN CLUB FOR 1900-1903 VOLUME V
Written by Alfred E. Hudd.
Stock no. 2127624
Published by William Pollard & Co. Limited. 1904. Fair condition.
Leather spine and corners. Marbled boards. Covers are bowed and very worn; some chipping and loss. Splits to spine. Prelims are detached. Bookplate to front pastedown. Ex-lib. Map to page 28 is torn. A reading copy.
TRACTATUS DE HERBIS
Written by Minta Collins; Sandra Raphael.
Stock no. 2127513
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2002. Fine condition.
Large format. This facsimile edition has been reproduced from the manuscript Egeron MS 747 in The British Library through digital photography by Laurence Pordes, and printed at The Bath Press, Glasgow, on Phoneix Motion Xenon paper.This edition of 1000 copies has been bound for the members of The Folio Society by Smith Settle of Otley in full goatskin leather, with leather onlayhs, over bevelled boards, blocked with a design by David Eccles, with handmade laid-paper endleaves from the Fabriano mill. Contained in a green cloth box, with smaller separate 'Commentary' book. This is Copy No. 45. Only blemish is a small circle of surface paper lifting to copy number page and opposite page. Commentary book is also in fine condition in a near fine box, which has small bump and light mark.
THE LIFE OF SAINT EDMUND KING & MARTYR
Written by John Lydgate; A.S.G. Edwards.
Stock no. 2127512
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2004. Fine condition.
This facsimile has been reproduced from the manuscript MS Harley 2278 in the British Library through digital photography by Laurence Pordes and has been printed by Cambridge University Press on Furioso paper from the Biberist mill in Switzerland supplied by John Purcell Paper.This edition of 1010 copies, of which 1000 are for sale, has been bound for members of The Folio Society by Smith Settle of Otley, Yorkshire, in full Nigerian goatskin with leather onlays over bevelled boards, blocked with a design by David Eccles, with handmade laid-paper endleaves from the Fabriano Mill, Italy. Contained in a green cloth box with red title block to spine. Also contained with this edition is 'A Commentary' - in green cloth, with gilt titles to spine. This is Copy No. 35. Slip case is fine. A stunning version. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien. Illustrated by Francis Mosley.
Stock no. 2127510
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2003. Nearly fine condition.
A fantasy. The story of the First Age in Tolkien's world, the ancient drama to which characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. This edition is Limited to 1750 Numbered copies bound by Smith Settle of Otley, Yorks in Wassa goatskin with hand-woven Indian silk sides. Calligraphy by John Andrew ARCA MCSD. This is Copy No. 1114. Very slight imperfection in weave to front cover. On publishers page, it states that this is 4th printing, however, it is a 1st with this specific special binding and limited edition (4th of various Folio editions). Contained in a leather slip case in excellent condition - just lightest of wear to edges. Elaborate gilt titles and decorations to one side. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
THE HOBBIT OR THERE AND BACK AGAIN
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Illustrated by Eric Fraser.
Stock no. 2127509
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2002. Fine condition.
This edition of The Hobbit is Limited to 1750 Numbered copies bound by Smith Settle of Otley, Yorks in Wassa goatskin with hand-woven Indian silk sides. Calligraphy by John Andrew ARCA MCSD. This is Copy No. 1114. An exquisite edition! Information on the pulishers page states that this is 7th printing 2002, however, it is a 1st of this specific binding and limited edition (7th version that Folio published of this book). Contained in leather slip case in beautiful condition, with elaborate gilt titles and decorations to one side. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL. D. (5 VOLUMES)
Written by James Boswell; John Wilson Croker.
Stock no. 2127234
Published by John Murray. 1831. Slightly better than good condition.
Brown leather. Gilt titles to spines and raised bands. Including A Journal of a Tour To The Hebrides. A New Edition, With numerous additions and notes by Croker. This edition contains the Round Robin fold-out plate but is without the map of the Hebrides as published. Some marks and scuffs to covers, with wear. Bookplates to front pastedowns of volumes; of Alderman Joseph Griggs, first mayor of Loughborough. Volume 1 has damp mark to bottom edge of first few pages. Some foxing and page browning.
UNBEATEN TRACKS IN JAPAN
Written by Isabella L. Bird.
Stock no. 2126388
Published by John Murray. 1905. Almost very good condition.
An Account of Travels in the Interior Including Visits to the Aborigines of Yezo and the Shrine of Nikki. Red leather covers, elaborate gilt decorations to spine, with black title box and gilt title. Marbled endpapers and outer page edges. B/w illustrations. Popular edition. Small tear to top of spine; some chipping. Wear to cover edges and corners. A few scuff marks to covers. Bookplate to front pastedown. Front joint is a bit cracked/weak. Foxing to some pages.
DESCRIPTIONS OF THE RAPACIOUS BIRDS OF GREAT BRITAIN
Written by William Macgillivray.
Stock no. 2126387
Published by MacLachlan And Stewart. 1st 1836. Very good condition.
Leather spine and corners; raised bands to spine, with gilt title. 2 b/w plates and text illutrations. Spine is faded, with wear. Bookplate to front pastedown. Names in ink to free front endpaper. Some foxing and page browning.
RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
Written by Edward Fitzgerald; Omar Khayyam; A.S. Byatt. Illustrated by Niroot Puttapipat; Stephen Raw.
Stock no. 2126386
Published by Folio Society. 2012. Fine condition.
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam the Astronomer Poet of Persia, Translated into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with an introduction by Byatt, full page colour illustrations throughout by Puttapipat, Top edge gilt. Blue Nigerian Goatskin spine with gilt title, purple vendome cloth sides. Gilt endpapers. Originally published in 1859. 69 pages. In superb condition. Still with original slip case, which has large pictorial onlay to one side; just a few light marks to edges.