Oroonoko, or, The Royal Slave
Spy, traveller and pioneering female writer Aphra Benn's story of an African prince sold into slavery is considered one of the earliest English novels (1688).
With an informative introduction by Lore Metzger.
WW Norton (1973), xv 78pp
The Hunting of the Snark
With illustrations by Henry Holiday and notes by Martin Gardner.
Penguin Classics 1995, 126pp.
CERVANTES (Miguel de Servantes Saavedra) translated by MOTTEUX
Adventures of Don Quixote de La Mancha
Nicely bound in linen with gilt to spine, but on reasonably cheap paper.
Still a nice copy for the collection.
Spanish literature, Chandos Classics,
VG cloth hardback with no dust jacket.
Frederick Warne, London, undated ( c. 1900), xxxvi 567+4pp adverts.
CHATEAUBRIAND Atala / Rene
new translation by Irving Putter
VG $5 A/A University of California Press (1952) reprint softcover, 122pp. ISBN 0520002237 [# 990 classics]
Fanny Hill, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure.
Cleland's classic novel of Fanny's advance in society through prostitution which has been claimed as the first 'pornographic' novel.
Good only softback in soiled yellow wrappers.
Luxor Press 1966, 189pp+ plates
VG softback in red wrappers. Slipped in is a four page advertising flyer for other Luxor Press titles.
Luxor Press 1966, 189pp+ plates
CLELAND John Fanny Hill
VG light wear $5 A/B Mayflower 1977 paperback, 222pp. Classic novel of Fanny's advance in society thrugh prostitution. Acclaimed as the first 'pornographic' novel. ISBN 0583116833 [PB# 604 literature]
COLLINS Wilkie The Woman in White
Everyman Library 464
VG- light pencil to fep, hinge weak at title, lacks DW $20 C/B Dent 1924 early reprint in red linen boards, gilt to spine dulled, tidy, 569pp [#1494 classic fiction]
CRAWFORD Marion F.
Marion Darche, a story without comment.
A novel set in New York.
VG- cloth hardback.
Ink name (H W Williams) at head of free end paper and title page.
Small ink stain to closed top edge of first 3 leaves.
MacMillan and Co. 1895, 309pp + 54 page advertising catalogue for MacMillan dated September 1895.
DEFOE Daniel The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders
VG name to fep $8 C/C Guild 1980 gilt decorated leatherette, 398pp. [SX 26]
De LORRIS Guillame & Jean de Meun The Romance of the Rose
translated by Harry W Robbins
VG name stamp to first page $9 A/B Dutton 1962 first edition paperback original, xxxiii 472pp. Printed on quality paper. First complete English translation of the masterpeice of Medieval literature. [PB# 858 medieval literature]
DICKENS Charles Nicholas Nickleby (2vols)
VG name to top of half title $15 C/D Heron Press leatherette gilt decorated, marker ribbon. 2 vols complete story. [Heron 6]
DOSTOEVSKY Fyodor The Idiot
VG $5 C/C Wordsworth 1996 paperback, 578pp. Unabridged. ISBN 1853261750 [# 974 ]
DOSTOEVSKY Fyodor Crime and Punishment
G+ $5 C/B Pan paperback ISBN 0330258532 [PB# 51 litmod]
DOSTOEVSKY Fyodor The Idiot
VG $5 C/B Penguin paperback ISBN 0140440542 [PB# 52 litmod]
DOSTOEVSKY Fyodor Crime and Punishment
G light water stain bottom corner of pages $5 C/B Penguin paperback ISBN 0140440356 [PB# 53 litmod]
DOSTOEVSKY Fyodor M The House of the Dead
VG $8 C/C Heron Press red leatherette gilt decorated, marker ribbon. 308pp + illustrations in line. [HERON 4]
DOSTOEVSKY Fyodor M
Letters From The Underworld
One of the Greatest Masterpieces of Russian Literature.
With The Gentle Maiden and The Landlady.
Translated from the Russian by C. J. Hogarth.
Nice red leatherette gilt decorated, marker ribbon.
uniform edition, decorative, decor,
VG hardback with no jacket.
Heron Press (1970s?) 308pp + illustrations.
A story of provincial life, set amid the stifling atmosphere of nineteenth-century bourgeois France, Madame Bovary is at once an unsparing depiction of a woman's gradual corruption and an ironic study of human shallowness and stupidity.
french literature, nineteenth century
Penguin Classics 1985, 361pp.
GOGOL Nikolay Dead Souls
VG $8 C/C Heron Press red leatherette gilt decorated, marker ribbon. 336pp + illustrations in line. [HERON 5]
GONCHAROV Ivan Oblomov
VG $8 C/C Heron Press red leatherette gilt decorated, marker ribbon. 515pp + illustrations. [HERON 18]
The Scarlet Letter
Introduction by Nina Baym and notes by Thomas E. Connolly.
The story of a woman persecuted by the narrow Puritan Boston society that was the author's own heritage. The book examines the circumstances of Hester Prynne's illegitimate pregnancy, reveals the shocking identity of the father, and attacks this society for blaming the innocent.
american, literature, 19th century, puritan, Hester Prynne
Penguin 1986, 284pp.
Tanglewood Tales; A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys
Greek myths rewritten for children. Includes Theseus and the Minotaur; Antaeus and the Pygmies; Dragon's Teeth; Circe's Palace; Proserpina, Ceres, Pluto, and the Pomegranate Seed; Jason and the Golden Fleece.
VG hardback cloth, extra gilt decorated spine. Front endpaper has copperplate ink inscription awarding book to Geoffrey Harcourt Kent of Warlingham, dated 1895.
Frederick Warne undated, 379pp. In the Chandos Classics series. [#2930 classics, literature ]
HOPE Anthony The Prisoner of Zenda / Rupert of Henzau
VG $8 C/C Heron Press leatherette gilt decorated, marker ribbon. [HERON 19]
KINGSTON W. H. G. Owen Hartley or Ups and Downs, A Tale of the Land and Sea
Decorative initials on every chapter
G+ some soiling and staining to upper board, corners frayed to tips, spine leans, fep half torn out to remove name from a copper-plate inscribed presentation, dated 1881 $15 C/C Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, adverts at rear dated [3-5-80] 255pp + adverts, decorative cloth, frontis. in line [#2014 classics fiction]
The Jungle Book + The Second Jungle Book
Pair of nice matching cloth-bound editions of the Jungle Books, with decorations in the text by J. Lockwood Kipling.
Printed on quality paper.
British Literature, the Raj, anthropomorphism, Mowgli, white man's burden
VG- cloth hardbacks.
Free end paper of Second book clipped at corner.
MacMillan and Co. 1955, vii 277pp. and 1952, 299pp.
The Brushwood Boy
Illustrated with colour plates by F H Townsend.
A story of the early life of an English Army officer, from his early childhood and schooldays, to his return from India at the end of his first tour of duty there. Interwoven is an account of his dreams, in which a young girl features: he has met her only once, but she has penetrated his mind; and is his constant companion and grows up as he does. The dreams have a consistent theme and imaginary countryside. On his return home, he meets this same girl; who does not realise that she has featured in his dreams for some 21 years – nor does he realise that she, too, has dreamed about him, and the same imaginary countryside, for the same period of time. He reveals himself to her; she realises that he is, indeed, her ‘Brushwood Boy’ (from the pile of brushwood which is the starting point for their dreams) – and the story ends there. Pages printed on the recto side only.
G+ hardback. Gilt decorated cloth has some rubbing wear and soiling. Some handling soiling to pages.
MacMillan 1921, fourth printing of the illustrated edition. 92pp + plates.
LESKOV Nikolai Selected Tales
VG $8 C/C Heron Press red leatherette gilt decorated, marker ribbon. 302pp + illustrations. [HERON 13]
At the back of the North Wind
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard with coloured plates and drawings.
A classic tale of the Victorian cab-driver, with elements of the fairy-tale and Scottish folklore.
A young boy is befriended by the North Wind who lets him fly with her on her assignments.
VG cloth hardback with G+ dust jacket with some edge wear and short edge tears.
Childrens Illustrated Classics series number 36.
J.M. Dent 1959, 325pp + plates.
G+ paperback, red pen name to head of pp5 'Sadie G Balkind'.
Airmont Classics CL100 illustrated in line
Airmont Books 1966, complete and unabridged, 288pp.
Edited by John D. Jump, with introductory essays before the text of The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus.
renaissance theatre, Mephistophiles, Mephostophilis, Mephistopheles, conjuring, theurgy, damned arts, grimoire, pact with the devil
VG softback, name at front.
Methuen's English Classics 1986, 180pp.
MELVILLE Herman Mardi, and the Voyage Thither
2 vols in The Abbey Classics
VG- mild old water soiling to cover edges $18 C/C Chapman & Dodd undated probably early Twentieth Century, 2 vols 12mo in blue cloth with gilt to spines. 296+299pp [#1963 modern literature]
MELVILLE Herman Typee
VG $8 C/C Heron Press leatherette gilt decorated, marker ribbon. Introduction by Milton R Stern. 268pp + illustrations in line. Includes The Story of Toby. Fiction set in the Pacific. [Fiction 18]
PUSHKIN Alexander The Captain's Daughter and other stories
VG $8 C/C Heron Press red leatherette gilt decorated, marker ribbon. 280pp + illustrations. [HERON 14]
SHCHEDRIN The Golovylov Family
VG $8 C/C Heron Press red leatherette gilt decorated, marker ribbon. 324pp + illustrations. [HERON 17]
SCOTT Sir Walter The Antiquary
Cassell's Red Library edition
VG sunned spine, short splits to ends of joints, one corner frayed, half title removed $15 C/C Cassell 1890 decorative cloth, 380pp + 14pp adverts [# 1036 literature classics]
SHAKESPEARE retold by Charles & Mary LAMB Tales from Shakespeare
intro. Andrew Lang illustrated by Robert Anning Bell
VG- corners and spine ends rubbed and starting to fray, edges bumped, school prize plate awarded to Molly Seward of Tiverton Girls' School 1908, front hinge cracked but tight, half title has offset toning from the prize plate, minor foxing to endpapers and closed edges, $75 C/C Constable 1903 cloth with extra gilt decoration and titling, top edge gilt others untrimmed, xxviii 372pp + 15 plates ( frontis. with tissue guard) [#2154 classic lit]
SHELLEY Mary Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus
1831 revised edition
VG marker stripe to bottom edge $6 A/B Vintage 2007 paperback. ISBN 9780099512042. [#2077 literature]
TOLSTOY Leo N Resurrection
VG $8 C/C Heron Press red leatherette gilt decorated, marker ribbon. 561pp + illustrations. [HERON 15]
TURGENEV Ivan S Smoke
VG $8 C/C Heron Press red leatherette gilt decorated, marker ribbon. 240pp + illustrations. [HERON 16]
VERNE Jules Five Weeks in a Balloon VG light age spotting to closed edges $5 C/B Panther 1964 first thus paperback edition, 188pp + adverts. [PB# 373 classics]
WILDE Oscar Complete Works (2vols)
VG tiny damp stain top corner of front pages. $15 C/D Heron Press leatherette gilt decorated, marker ribbon. 2 vols, 1 Stories 2 Plays. [HERON 7]