Classic Literature

1. The Golden Casket: Chinese novellas of two millennia. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1967. 1st. Penguin edn. 393pp plus 6pp publisher’s list. All pp lightly tanned. Pictorial card covers rubbed on edges and spine otherwise a very good copy.  (Stock ref 3905) £6.00

2. Arrian: The Life of Alexander Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1958 1st. Penguin edn. 256 pp. Translated by Aubrey de Selincourt. Pages somewhat browned as usual. Pictorial card covers slightly creased on spine and very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a very clean, bright copy.  (Stock ref 2632) £6.00

3. Baudelaire, Charles-Pierre.: Selected Writings on Art and Artists. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 1972. 1st. Penguin edn. 460pp. All pp slightly tanned. Pictorial card covers slightly rubbed on edges and with some slight crease marks to front panel otherwise a clean, sound copy.  (Stock ref 4972) £10.00

4. Behn, Mrs. Aphra.: TwoTales London: The Folio Society, 1953. 1st. edn. thus. (8)147pp. B/w illus. by Iris Francis. D/w with several small, closed tears and some very minor loss atin top edge of front panel. A very good copy.  (Stock ref 4107) £5.00

5. Bennett, Bridget (ed.): Ripples of Dissent: women’s stories of marriage from the 1890’s. London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1996. 1st. edn. xx, 458pp. Includes stories by E. Nesbit, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton et al. D/w faded on spine otherwise a clean, sound copy.  (Stock ref 5075) £9.50

6. Bronte, Charlotte.: Jane Eyre Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1953. 1st. Penguin edn. 447pp. All pp. somewhat tanned. card covers rather dull and slightly rubbed on edges and corners otherwise a very good, sound copy.  (Stock ref 5583) £5.00

7. Butler, Samuel.: Erewhon. Harmondsworth: Penuin Books, 1936. 2nd. impression of the 1st. Penguin edn. 256pp. All pp. slightly tanned. D/w with several closed tears and a little rubbed on edges. Binding very clean and bright.  (Stock ref 4976) £15.00

8. Carroll, Lewis.: Alice’s Adventures Under Ground: being a facsimile of the original ms. book afterwards developed into Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. London: Macmillan & Co., 1886. 1st. edn. thus. viii(8)95 plus 4pp publisher’s list. 37 b/w illus. by the author. Red cloth gilt rather rubbed on corners and rebacked with original backstrip laid on. A clean, sound copy.  (Stock ref 5303) £175.00

9. Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de.: The Adventures of Don Quixote. Harmondsworth: Panguin Books, 1950. 1st. Penguin edn. 940pp. Translated by J. M. Cohen. Price-clipped d/w chipped and worn otherwise a clean, bright copy.  (Stock ref 5572) £8.00

10. Colonna, Francesco.: Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: the Strife of Love in a Dream. London: Thames & Hudson, 1999. 1st. edn. thus. xix(1)474(2)pp. The entire text translated for the first time into English with an introduction by Joscelyn Godwin. D/w a trifle dust marked and a little creased rubbed  h along edges otherwise a very clean, sound copy.  (Stock ref 6146) £50.00

11. Commynes, Philippe de: Memoirs: the reign of Louis XI, 1461-83 Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1972 1st. Penguin edn. 443 pp. Translated and introduced by Michael Jones. Pages very slightly browned. Pictorial card covers slightly rubbed on edges and creased on spine. A very good copy.  (Stock ref 2671) £6.00

12. Crayon, Geoffrey.: Tales of a Traveller. London: John Murray, 1824. 1st. edn. Two vols., I, xvi,364pp: II, vi,394(2)pp. Crayon is the psudonym of Washington Irving. Armorial bookplate of Edward John Stanley to front pastedowns. 1/2 calf over marbled boards with gilt title label to spine somewhat rubbed on edges and corners. Overall a clean, sound set.  (Stock ref 6009) £90.00

13. Diaz, Bernal: The Conquest of New Spain Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1963 1st. Penguin edn. 413 pp. Three maps. Translated and with an introduction by J. M. Cohen. Page edges very slightly browned. Pictorial card covers very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a fine copy.  (Stock ref 2748) £5.00

14. Dickens, Charles,: Oliver Twist. London: Oxford University Press, 1966. 1st. edn. thus. lxv, 403pp. B/w illus., fold-out map. Edited by Kathleen Tillotson.  One of the titles in the Clarendon Edition of the author’s works. Some light tape staining to fep’s. D/w a trifle stained at spine head and tail otherwisea a very clean, bright copy.  (Stock ref 3919) £30.00

15. Dickens, Charles.: David Copperfield. London: Oxford University Press, 1981. 1st. edn. thus. lxxvi, 781pp. B/w illus. Edited by Nina Burgis. A title in the Clarendon Edition of the author’s works. D/w very slightly creased at spine tail otherwise a fine copy.  (Stock ref 3921) £50.00

16. Dickens, Charles.: Little Dorrir. London: Oxford University Press, 1979. 1st. edn. thus. lxv, 835pp. B/w illus. Edited by Harvey Peter Sucksmith. A title in the Clarendon Edition of the author’s works. D/w showinga little shelf wear otherwise a clean, bright copy.  (Stock ref 3922) £50.00

17. Dickens, Charles.: Martin Chuzzlewit. London: Oxford University Press, 1982. 1st. edn. thus. lxxvi, 864pp. B/w illus. Edited by Margaret Cardwell. One of the titles in the Clarendon Edition of the author’s works. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a fine copy.  (Stock ref 3920) £50.00

18. Dickens, Charles.: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. London: Oxford University Press, 1972. 1st. edn. thus. lvi, 259pp. B/w illus. Edited by Margaret Cardwell. A title in the Clarendon Edition of the author’s work. D/w very slightly creased on edges otherwise a fine copy.  (Stock ref 3918) £25.00

19. Dostoyevsky, Fyodor.: The Devils. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1953. 1st. Penguin edn. 669pp. New translation by David Magarshack. All pp lightly tanned. D/w a trifle rubbed on edges with spine slightly stained and frayed at head and tail. A very good copy.  (Stock ref 4973) £15.00

20. Eusebius: The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine Harmondsorth: Penguin Books, 1965 1st. Penguin edn. 429 pp. Translated and with an introduction by G. A. Williamson. Pages slightly browned. Pictorial card covers very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a fine copy.  (Stock ref 2658) £10.00

21. Galdos, Benito Perez.: The Spendthrifts. London: George Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1951. 1st. edn. thus. 282(4)pp. B/w illus. by Charles Mozley and introduction by Gerald Brenan. D/w chipped and torn with some minor loss otherwise a clean, sound copy.  (Stock ref 4645) £7.50

22. Galt, John.: The Entail or The Lairds of Grippy. London: Oxford University Press, 1970. 1st. edn. thus. xxii, 414pp. Edited with an introduction by Ian A. Gordon. One of the Oxford English Novels series. Some fox spotting to edges of text block. D/w a little rubbed and worn on edges otherwise a a clean, sound copy.  (Stock ref 4350) £10.00

23. Goldoni, Carlo: Four Comedies Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1968 1st. Penguin ed. 332 pp. Translated with an introduction by Frederick Davies. The plays are The Venetian Twins, The Artful Widow, Mirandolina and The Superior Residence. Pages very slightly browned. Pictorial card covers slightly rubbed on edges and creased on spine otherwise a clean, bright copy.  (Stock ref 2684) £8.50

24. Gower, John: Confessio Amantis Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1963 1st. Penguin edn. 287 pp. Translated into modern English and with an introduction by Terence Miller. Page edges slightly browned. Pictorial card covers very slightly rubbed on top edges otherwise a fine copy.  (Stock ref 2747) £10.00

25. Jefferies, Richard.: Wood Magic New York: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1881. 1st. US edn. 263pp. Front inner hinge weak. Pictorial cloth gilt rather rubbed on edges and bumped on corners. Otherwise a good copy.  (Stock ref 4613) £30.00

26. Livy: The War with Hannibal Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1965 1st. Penguin edn. 688 pp. Translated by Aubrey de Selincourt, edited and introduced by Betty Radice. The text comprises books XXI to XXX of The History of Rome from its Foundation. Pages edges rather browned. Pictorial card covers rubbed on corners and slightly creased on spine otherwise a very good copy.  (Stock ref 2685) £10.00

27. Mathers, Powys.: The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1953. 9th. impression. Four vols. xii, 871; viii, 825; viii, 795; viii, 746pp. Rendered into English from the literal and complete French translation of Dr. J. C. Madrus. All d/w’s have very minor shelf wear and some fox spotting otherwise a very clean, bright set.  (Stock ref 3924) £60.00

28. Morris, William.: The Well at the World’s End. London: Ballantine Books, 1971. 1st. UK P/B edn. Two vols., xii,320pp, (10)242pp. All pp somewhat tanned. Pictorial card covers very slightly creased on spines and very slightly rubbed on edges and corners otherwise a very clean, sound set.  (Stock ref 6417) £10.00

29. Rabelais, Francois.: The Complete Works of Doctor Francois Rabelais. London: The Bodley Head, 1933. 2 vols. xl, 499, xv, 730pp. 24 b/w plates and numerous text figures by Frank C. Pappe. Translated from the French by Sir Thomas Urquhart and Peter Motteux. Introduction by J. Lewis May. D/W’s a little chipped and rubbed on edges with some fairly minor loss at spine heads and tails. Otherwise, a clean, sound set.  (Stock ref 5419) £30.00

30. Saint  Augustine.: Confessions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. 1st. edn. thus. xxx, 311pp. Translated with an introduction and notes by Henry Chadwick. D/w, a fine copy.  (Stock ref 4946) £10.00

31. Shakespeare, William: The Tempest London: Hodder & Stoughton, nd (1908) No. 207 of an edn. of 500 signed by the artist. xxix, 144 pp. 40 tipped in, tissue guarded cold. plates by Edmund Dulac. Neat gift inscription to limitation page. Teg. Some foxing to text pp. Cream vellum gilt binding somewhat dust marked and slightly bumped on corners and spine head, boards very slightly bowed. Silk ties intact. A very good copy of this beautiful book.  (Stock ref 2438) £1200.00

32. Sienkiewicz, Henryk.: Quo Vadis? London: J.M. Dent & Sos, 1962. Reprint. xii,448pp plus 16pp publisher’s list. Translated bb C. J. Hogarth and introduced by Monica M. Gardner.Ownership signature to front pastedown. Binding slightly cocked. D/w slightly rubbed on corners and edges otherwise a clean, sound copy.  (Stock ref 3910) £4.00

33. Somerville, E. & Rosss, Martin.: Some Experiences of an Irish R. M. london: Longmans, Green & Co., 1947. Reprint. viii, 329pp. Line drawings by E. Somerville. Ownership signature to ffep. D/w rather rubbed and worn on edges and corners otherwise a sound copy.  (Stock ref 3917) £4.00

34. Surtees, R. S.: Jorrocks’ Jaunts and Jollities. London: The Folio Society, 1949. 1st. edn. thus. 228pp. 15 cold. plates by Henry Alken. Binding very slightly cocked. D/w with some staining to back panel and rather chipped and worn on edges with some fairly minor loss at spine head and tail. Otherwise, a clean, bright copy.  (Stock ref 3900) £7.50

35. Surtees, R. S.: Mr. Jorrocks’ Lectors: from Handley Cross. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1910. Probably a reprint as first inscription is dated 1914 and the decoration on the front board is not gilt. (8)150pp. 25 tissue-guarded plates by G. Denholm Armour. Two neat gift inscriptions to ffep. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and decoration and lettering in black on front board. Spine faded otherwise a clean, sound copy.  (Stock ref 6011) £20.00

36. Twain, Mark.: The £1,000,000 Bank-Note and Other New Stories. London: Chatto & Windus, 1893. 1st. UK edn. (8)311pp plus 32pp publisher’s list dated March, 1893. Binding slightly cocoked. Red cloth with gilt spine lettering and black decoration with corners slightly bumped, edges a little rubbed and some fading on back panel. Otherwise, a clean sound copy.  (Stock ref 4109) £0.00

37. Virgil: The Pastoral Poems ( The Ecologues). Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1949. 1st. Penguin edn. 151pp. A new translation by E. V. Rieu. All pp somewhat tanned. D/w a little faded and rubbed on edges otherwise a clean, sound copy.  (Stock ref 4112) £3.00

38. Wu, Ch’eng-en.: Monkey. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1942 1st. edn. in English. 305pp. Title page design by Duncan Grant. Translated from the Chinese by Arthur Waley. Orange cloth boards with green lettering. Rather faded on spine  and frayed at head and tail, some spotting to front and back boards and with a split in rear outer hinge. Otherwise, a clean and sound copy.  (Stock ref 4885) £25.00