THOMPSON, Francis. Selected Poems of. With a biographical note by Wilfrid Meynell. Methuen & Burns and Oates. N.d. (Circa 1911) £180
187x115, small 8vo, pp. xx, 142, , frontis portrait, full green morocco, gilt flowers of various sizes scattered over boards and flat backstrip titled direct, a.e.g. Unidentified binder.
BRADLEY, Dennis. The Eternal Masquerade.T Werner Laurie. 1922. £280
190x125 mm. Pp.xx, 268, full red morocco, castellated gilt frame, black onlay with intertwined gilt circles, filled with sun & rose tools, backstrip bands with six compartments, titled in 2nd & 3rd, with sun tool in others, gilt title on front board, a.e.g, bookplate of Edward J. Thomson on front pastedown, with ink signature of notable Glasgow collector David Fyfe Anderson. Possibly a Glasgow School of Art binding.
THE PRINTER’S COPY JOHNSON, Samuel. A Journey to the
Western Islands of Scotland. With remarks by the Rev. Donald M’Nicol, A.M.R. Chapman. Stanhope Press. Glasgow.1817.
227x150 mm. 8vo, pp. vi, , 504, frontis portrait, ink manuscript note on prelim In pencil on the opposite page in the handwriting of the late Mr. Chapman. It states Only two copies on this drawing paper printed by Robert Chapman. April 1817. N.B. Earl Spencer has the other copy.This one is for my friend John Kerr, when I am no more. Small printed label of Robert Chapman. Tipped in is a 4 leaf manuscript copy of a letter from William Barrie to the Clerk of Faculty (Of Procurators in Glasgow.) Regarding three volumes printed by Robert Chapman that John Kerr’s grandson R. M. N. Kerr, Barrister, London., wished to present on behalf of his Grandfather to the Faculty. This copy of Johnson’s Journey is mentioned, contemporary full red morocco, boards with geometrical panel with blind tooling, front board with large oval gilt stamp of Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow, backstrip with raised double bands, 4 compartments, titled and dated in 2nd & 3rd, blue silk endpapers, inner dentelles gilt, free silk end paper blind tooled on borders, a.e.g., small binders label ’’Carss of Glasgow.’’ Some rubbing of
KINGSLEY, CHARLES, Westward Ho! Or the Voyages & Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight of Burrough in the county of Devon in the reign of Her Most Glorious Majesty Queen Elizabeth rendered into modern English. With sixteen coloured plates by E. A. Cox. J. M. Dent. London. 1923. £280
4to., 235x185 mm., pp. xi, 489, coloured frontis., 15 coloured plates, some slight foxing, full red morocco gilt extra bands gilt, titled direct, t.e.g., bound by Morrell with letter relative to the price of binding (£9) and the book itself 21/- dated 1951.
LAMB, Charles. The Adventures of Ulysses. The Juvenile Library. 1808. SOLD
1st edition, 175x110 mm. 12mo Pp. vi, 203, , frontispiece and extra engraved title page, full blue morocco, boards with trellis
flowers in corners, backstrip 5 bands, similar flowers in
compartments, titled direct, minor rubbing at extremities, bookplate of George B Stevenson, on front free endpaper bound by Wood,London.
[BACON.] Francis Lord Verulam. The Essays or Counsels Civil and Moral and Wisdom of the Ancients of Francis Lord Verulam. Edited by B. Montagu Esq.William Pickering. 1836. SOLD
165x105 mm. Small 8vo, pp. , xxx, , 351, a leaf inserted opposite the title page contains an ink drawing of the letter R made of roses, a drawing
on page 226 is of a cupid sitting on an anchor balanced on a rose, firing an arrow at a heart atop a haystack, both unsigned. A faded pencil note on
the prelim has 1837 From J B To R T (possibly) and underneath 1935 (then indecipherable). Front free endpaper loose on verso, Full green morocco
gilt, five double bands gilt extra, with panelled gilt boards, inner dentelles gilt, silk endpapers, edges gauffred, stamped on verso of front free end paper BOUND BY HERING, extremities rubbed, corners bumped, a few scratches. *Although listed by Keynes as having a Monumental design on thetitle page, the only copy I can find of this date hasan Anchor device on the title page.
DR. INGLIS COPY. INGE, William Ralph. Christian Mysticismconsidered in eight lectures delivered before the
University of Oxford. Methuen & Co. 1899. £2,500
215x150 mm. 8vo Pp. xiv, , 379, full blue morocco, front board with triple gilt lines with Fleur de lys and Thistles in corners, red onlay shield with central thistle, C C reversed, surrounded by gilt wreath, rear board with initials E. M. I in colours, surrounded by gilt wreath, backstrip, five bands with title & owners name in
gilt, silk moire free end papers, front paste down with bookplate of Scottish Womens Hospitals laid in, a.e.g. Dr Elsie Inglis copy with her signature on prelim, Elsie Maude Inglis and signature of Jovan Jovanovich Serbian Minister, ink note at rear “The binding of this book has been specially designed and executed for the Sale in aid of the ScottishWomen’s Hospitals for Foreign Service. (signed) G. Sutcliffe. Dec. 10. 1918.” Stamped in front inner turn in DESIGNED AND BOUND BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE LONDON 1918.
ELIOT, George. (Mary Ann Evans.) Romola. Copyright Edition. Bernhard Tauchnitz. Leipzig. 1863. SOLD
Small 8vo, 2 vols in one, slightly later full vellum, painted with a lion rampant and shield of Florence, on front board and a decorative urn surrounded in red with gilt brush marks, plain flat backstrip titled direct, gilt decorative end papers, with original red cloth wrapper, some repairs to backing paper of wrapper. Label of Giulio Giannini Florence, Parchment Works, on verso of front end paper.
BACON. [Francis, Lord Verulam.] [The essays of] Bacon. Arthur L. Humphreys. 1907. SOLD
Sq 8vo, pp. viii, 323, ‘The RoyalLibrary Belles Lettres Series’ on wove paper, half grey morocco, backstrip circular gilt title label, vertical gilt lines, gilt dotted endpapers also used on boards, t.e.g., bound for Hatchards. Slight rubbing of edges of boards.
HOMER. Homeri Ilias et Odyssea. Homer s Iliad and Odyssey. [In Greek.]
Gulielmus Pickering. London. 1831.
2 volumes, 106x70 mm. Vol. 1. Pp. , 351, with half title & frontispiece portrait, Vol. 2. Pp. , 272, with half title, full red morocco blind ruled on boards with floral ornament in corners, inner dentelles gilt, backstrips raised
bands, titled direct, with leaf ornament in compartments, dated at foot, a.e.g. Bound by HOLLOWAY. Bondy P.89. Spielmann. 189.