1945. A souvenir copy of his poem "The Idlers" on lined notebook paper, 1 page, 8.75 x 7 inches, circa 1945 -- all three verses including the original opening lines: "The gipsies lit their fires by the chalk-pit gate anew, And the hoppled horses supped in the further dusk and dew." Uniformly toned with all three folds archivally strengthened on the back. Overall very good condition. English poet, author and critic. Like his friend Siegfried Sassoon, he wrote of his.....
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Manchester: 1775. Frontis portrait plus 10 engraved plates and many ornamental head and tail pieces. 201pp. + 33pp. 12mo, leather spine over marbled boards; text browned, some of the plates out margin trimmed, bookplate inside front cover, covers worn. Manchester: The Author, 1775. A very good copy.
London: J. Wright, 1804. Translated from the Italian. Illustrated with black and white frontispiece and title vignettes. 2 volumes. 8vos, full tan calf, ornately gilt stamped spines with red and green leather labels, gilt stamped dentelles, marbled endpapers (Head of spine of vol 2 rubbed, crazing to front cover of vol 2 and slightly affecting back cover of volume 1. Two red pen lines on verso of the half title page. Some very light foxing confined to a handful of.....
Westminster: Folio Society, 2007. Translated by Richard Aldington and illustrated with aquatints by Buckland-Wright. 710 pages. Thick tall 8vo, handsomely bound in publisher's full red leather with gilt and black-stamped pictorial designs, t.e.g. Westminster: Folio Society, (2007). Limited edition -- one of 1750 numbered copies. A fine copy, preserved in a green cloth clamshell case along with a slim pamphlet "The Happy Art of Narration: Readings of Boccaccio and the Decameron"
1981. Artist's proof, hand-colored and signed by the artist. 22 x 30 inches. The etching illustrates "Gaddy Climbs the Tree" in vibrant color. Near fine. The Pen/Faulkner Award was founded in 1980 by writers to honor their peers. The 1981 winner was Walter Abish for "How German Is It". The other nominees were Shirley Hazzard, Walker Percy, Gilbert Sorrentino, John Kennedy Toole.
London: John Murray, 1841. 14 volumes. Frontispiece portraits. 12mo, handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf in 3/4 dark blue morocco; gilt-tooled spines with red floral designs and raised bands; lightly shelf-worn. London: John Murray, 1841-1874. First editions. A near fine set. The collection comprises: The Zincali (2 volumes, 1841), The Bible in Spain (3 volumes, 1843), Lavengro (3 volumes, 1851), The Romany Rye (2 volumes, 1857). Wild Wales (3 volumes, 1862), and Romano Lavo-Lil (1874).
London: Constable & Co., 1923. Edited by Clement Shorter. 16 volumes, 3/4 crimson morocco by Stikeman & Co. (occasional repairs to several joints; previous owner's bookplate inside front cover), gilt-stamped spines with raised bands. London: Constable & Co., 1923-24. A beautiful set. Very good. Norwich edition. Limited to 775 numbered sets initialed by the publisher.
Houston: University of Houston, 1985. Illustrated sparsely in black & white. Slim and tall 12mo, stiff pictorial wrappers with staple binding. Houston: University of Houston / M.D. Anderson Library, 1985. First edition. A near fine copy. Catalog for an exhibition held at the M.D. Anderson Library at the University of Houston - University Park, from March 20 - May 21, 1985.
1970. Offset-lithograph printed in color, 17.5 x 23 inches. On wove paper, from an edition of unknown size, 1970. Near fine. Shrink wrapped on foam core board. Christopher Logue (1926-2011) the English poet, screenwriter, and actor, was awarded the 2005 Whitbread Poetry Award, the Paris Review/Bernard F. O'Connor Award, and was honored by the Queen of England as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his contributions to literature. His poetry is marked by his.....
London: Heinemann, 1952. Including his correspondence with Belle de Zuylen. Edited by Frederick A. Pottle. Illustrated, including folding map. xix + 428pp., 8vo, vellum-backed blue cloth, leather spine label, t.e.g.; uncut and unopened. London: William Heinemann, 1952. A near fine copy in slightly worn slipcase. One of 1050 numbered copies of the deluxe edition.
London: Heinemann, 1957. Edited by Frank Brady and Frederick A. Pottle. Frontis. and 20 other plates, 4 maps, one folding. xxxi + 425pp. 8vo, vellum-backed blue cloth, leather spine label, t.e.g.; uncut and unopened. London: William Heinemann, 1957. A fine copy in a lightly worn slipcase. De Luxe edition; one of 400 numbered copies.
London: Dent, 1901. THREE VOLUMES. Eidited by Arnold Glover, with an Introduction by Austin Dobson. 100 Illustrations by Herbert Railton, plus many portraits. xl + 458pp., viii + 464pp., viii + 466pp., large, thick 8vo, cloth, with decorative paper spine labels; unopened, covers lightly rubbed. London: J. M. Dent & Co., 1901. A very good(+) set. One of 350 numbered copies.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1887. Edited by George Birbeck Hill. 11 volumes (including the index), extended from 6. Extra-illustrated edition with hundreds of portraits and views, including numerous scarce 18th-century copperplates, all inlaid to size. 8vo, beautifully bound in full brown crushed morocco; ornate gilt-tooled decorative floral devices on covers and spines; raised bands, thick gilt dentelles, marbled end papers, top edge gilt. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1887. Fine. A superb set and a magnificent example of the art of extra-illustrated books.....
London: Heinemann, 1951. Prepared for the Press, with Introduction and Notes by Frederick A. Pottle. Illustrated. xii + 448pp., 8vo, vellum-backed blue cloth, leather spine label, t.e.g, slipcase; uncut and unopened. London: William Heinemann, 1951. A fine copy in a very good slipcase. One of 1050 numbered copies.
1993. Original oversize Doubleday Books Marketing postcard, 5.25 x 8.5 inches, distributed to promote the 41st anniversary of the release of Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles." To commemorate the event, Doubleday released a collector's edition volume featuring a new foreword by Bradbury and an additional story, "The Fire Balloons," which was removed from the original book. The front features a fantasy illustration depicting Martians on an alien landscape, in a style reminiscent of Frank Frazetta, signed: "Good Wishes to Howard.....