London: George Allen & Unwin, (1924). 253 pp. Sm. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Copy of William Force Stead, who was a minor poet, a friend of Aldington's, and the clergyman who would baptize T. S. Eliot in 1927. Signature of Stead dated 1924. A very good copy, small scuff on spine, two notations at rear endpaper, occassional pencil underlinings.
London: Printed by H. Reynell, Piccadilly, for J. Almon, Opposite Burlington-House. 1777. , 30 pp. 4to. Removed. First edition. Mainly known for his long humorous, epistolary poem, The New Bath Guide, Christopher Anstey (1724–1805) also translated Thomas Gray's Elegy into Latin. A Familiar Epistle is a translation of Anstey's own Latin epistle to its would-be illustrator Coplestone Warre Bampfylde, (Latin original, entitled Epistola poetica familiaris, was originally published at Bath in 1776) picking up the themes of his earlier An Election Ball. Rare in the trade in any condition. New paper spine, first half damp stained, some edges lightly creased with minor wear, nice impressions, still a good or better copy ESTC T74912.
London: Nonesuch Press, 1929. 172 pp. Illus. with color drawings. 8vo. Quarter vellum with gilt decorated boards. Marbled end papers. First edition thus. Translation by Herbert Grimsditc. Number 580 of 1050 copies for sale in England. The text was printed by John Johnson, Printer to the University at the University Press, Oxford; the illustrations by the Curwen Press, London. Edges rubbed, spine lightly soiled, else a very good+ copy.
London: John Murray, 1835. Illus. with engraved 12 frontispieces and 12 extra title page vignettes drawn by C. Stanfield and engraved by E. Finden. 12mo. Three quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, six gilt decorated compartments,with red morocco title label and black morocco volume label, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, sewn-in red silk bookmark. First edition thus. Originally to be 8 volumes, changed to 10 with addition of new material, and thus new title pages were issued. Spines a bit darkened, extremities rubbed, some scuffing to spines, volume labels chipped, one nearly gone, one title label heavily chipped, bindings tight, leaves crisp and clean, overall still a very good set but for the chipped labels.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, (1926). Illus. tissue frontis each volume. 16mo. Maroon cloth with gilt decorations on spine and front board. Edited with Introductions and No. Includes Red Cotton Night-Cap Country, The Inn Album, The Two Poets of Croisic, Balustion's Adventure, Aristophanes' Apology, The Ring and the Book (2 vol), Agamemnon of Aeschylus, La Saisiaz, Dramatic Idyls, Jocoseria, Return of The Druses, A Blot in the 'Scutcheon, Colombe's Birthday, Luria, A Soul's Tragedy, Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances, Christmas-Eve and Easter Day, Prince Hohenstiel-Schwangau, Fifine at the Fair, Pacchiarotto, Miscellaneous Poems, Pauline, Paracelsus, Pippa Passes, King Victor and King Charles, Strafford, Sordello, Men and Women, In a Balcony, Dramatis Personae, Ferishtah's Fancies, Parleyings with Certain People, Asolando. A very good set with occasional marginalia by the antiquarian P. Stokes Gaiths.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1890-1892. Sm. 8vo. Cloth with gilt titles. Revised with author's corrections. Very good copies with minor rubbing to boards, Vol. III with chip to spine head and small tear to spine heel, else quite crisp and tight with owner's name on free front endpapers but half-title on Vol. VII.
London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1903. frontises, xvi, 748 pp.; vii, 786 pp. 8vo. Half brown calf over red cloth covered boards, gilt titles and floral designs on spines, marbled endpapers; top edge gilt. Later printing. Boards rubbed at extremities, staining to lower edge of Volume II affecting only the lower margins of first few leaves and rear board creased. A tight set in handsome bindings despite a few flaws.
Avon: Limited Editions Club, 1975. xxix, 268 pp. Illus. with 25 duotone woodcuts. Sm. 4to. Decorated cloth, leather label titled in gilt. First edition. Peter J. Stanlis, ed. No. 1102 of 2000 copies, signed by the artist. Designed and printed at Stinehour Press. Includes Limited Editions Club monthly letter dated September 1975, No. 491. Original chipped glassine dust jacket, split, and laid in loose. A fine copy in a near fine slip case.
London / Londres, 1757. [vi], [x], 365 pp., ; [iv], 480 pp., ; [iv[, 365 pp., . Illus. with 14 plates (3 folding). Sm. 8vo. Quarter brown morocco over marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt titles and decorations to spine, sewn in bookmarks, marbled endpapers. First edition. Translation is by John Towneley, a close friend of Voltaire's. Remarques at the end of each volume are by Henry Larcher. The plates are copied from the original Hogarth illustrations of 1726. Vol. 1 dated incorrectly with M.MCC.LVII on English title-page. See Lowndes "Bibliographer's Manual" (p. 336): "This masterly translation was made by John Towneley and not by Col. Francis Towneley as generally reported," as noted in pencil by an earlier bookseller on the prelims. This is the issue of only 200 copies. Scarce. Boards and spines rubbed, some loss of paper at the corners, tiny chip to head of spine on one volume, leaves clean, bindings tight, a good+ to very good set. Uncommon. Lowndes: p.336; Cohen-De Ricci (Rev.), p.196.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, [Oxford Univ. Press], 1949. Frontis, lxxx, 297 pp. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Rhodes Dunlap, ed. This was the first complete edition of Carew's works since the late 19th century with a systematic commentary. Includes a catalogue of early musical settings. A very good clean unmarked copy with some toning to endpapers in a good dust jacket with a few chips.
Boston: Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, 1847. 672 pp.; 717 pp. Illus. with b/w engravings. Sm. 4to. Cloth. First American edition. Mixed bindings: Vol. I, boards detached, spine worn and scuffed, backstrip separated at head; good- only. Vol. II, front board sunned along top edge, some wear on spine and corners, owner's name on free front endpaper; very good. Still useful if not perfect.
London: Macmillan Company, 1956. Trade format. Green paper wrappers with paper label. (paperback). First edition. Early proof copy in wrappers. Good with tears and chips to spine, front wrapper partly detached, nick to label.
Paris: Baudry's European Library, 1842. viii, 320 pp. 8vo. Quarterbound green morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, raised bands, five compartments decorated or titled in gilt. First edition thus. "Collection of Ancient and Modern British Authors, Vol. CCCLXXXIII." Very good, extremities lightly rubbed, scattered foxing, a nice copy.
Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1839. [i-v], vi-viii, - 404 pp. Illus. with 39 plates. 8vo. Half brown calf over marbled paper-covered boards, dark morocco spine label with gilt titles. First American edition. Double-column format. Illustrated by Phiz, re-engraved by J. Yeager. This copy does not appear bound with sheets from the parts issue, though unlike Gimbel's second copy, page iv is not a blank (containing the list of illustrations), none of the plates precedes the title page, nor is there a catalogue in the rear. Boards rubbed, calf worn at edges and joints, spine a bit brittle, endpapers toned at edges, scattered foxing, 3 inch closed tear to plate at p. 110, tear to edge of one leaf, small chip to bottom margin of p. 109 and 404. Binding tight. About very good. Gimbel/ Podeschi A43. Amer. Imprints 55380.
London: Chapman & Hall, 1867. 48 pp. Double columns. 8vo. Stitched blue printed paper wrappers. First edition. A collaboration of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins. Dickens wrote the Overture, portions of the First and Fourth Acts, and the entire Act III. Wilkie Collins wrote the remainder. A very good copy, wrappers lightly worn at fore corners, tiny tear at stitch hole on spine, rear wrapper with small soil spot,, contents lightly browned, a few marginal tears, affecting the bottom of the column divider on pp.10-11. Podeschi: E20. Eckel p. 168.
London: [Printed by James Roberts for John Busbie], n.p. [circa 1870]. ii, unpaged [50 pp]. 8vo. Magenta paper wrappers. Reprint. One of Payne-Collier's reprints of early English Literature, Magenta series. Only 25-50 copies printed. A very good unopened (uncut) copy, wrappers worn with tear to front joint, small crease, spine sunned. Elton VI, 4 (p. 165).