The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott; Finely Bound
The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott.
Item Number: 3000
London: Henry Frowde, 1904.
Oxford complete edition. Octavo, bound in full dark blue morocco. Gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt rule to front and rear panels. All edges gilt. In near fine condition.
Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. His most well-known titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.
Other Books by this Author
Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1886.
Octavo, 25 volumes. Three quarters leather over marbled boards, raised bands. Gilt tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. The Waverly Novels are comprised of: Waverly, John Mannering, The Antiquary, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, Black Dwarf and Legend of Montrosity, Bride of Lammermoor, Heart of Mid-Lothian, Ivanhoe, The Monastery, The Abbot, Kenilworth, The Pirate, The Fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, Quentin Durward, St. Ronan’s Well, Red Gauntlet, The Betrothed, The Talisman, Woodstock, The Fair Maid of Perth, Anner of Geierstein, Count Robert of Paris, Castle Dangerous and Surgeon’s Daughter and Highland Widow. A beautiful set.
Boston: Dana Estes & Company, 1900.
Octavo, 54 volumes. One of a thousand numbered sets. Three-quarters leather over marbled boards. Elaborate tooling to spine and front panel, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. A beautiful complete set.
Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company, 1905-1910.
Finely bound set of Havelock Ellis’ landmark work Studies in the Psychology of Sex. Octavo, 6 volumes. Bound in three quarters levant morocco by Stikeman and Company, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt topstain, marbled endpapers. In fine condition.
The Historians Masterpiece; The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; Finely Bound Set
London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1776-1788.
Quarto, 6 volumes, bound in contemporary calf, red and green morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, gilt tooling to the spine, 3 folding engraved maps. Volume I and II are second editions, volumes III-VI are first editions. In near fine condition, rebacked, light rubbing and wear. The frontispiece portrait of Gibbon is after Sir Joshua Reynolds, the three engraved folding maps are of the Western and Eastern Roman Empire, and a folding map of Constantinople (this map is in its original folded issue, instead of the more common method of having the plate trimmed to the margin and inserted; it is more rare in this folded state). Bookplate of industrialist Sir Joseph Verdin Bart to each volume. A very nice set.
"I WAS MUCH SURPRISED TO HEAR FOWLS SPEAK, AS THEY WERE TO SEE SUCH A MONSTER AS I APPEARED TO BE": RARE FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE EARLIEST PROTO-SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS: A VOYAGE TO CACKLOGALLINIA
A Voyage to Cacklogallinia: with a Description of the Religion, Policy, Customs and Manners of that Country.
London: J. Watson, 1727.
First edition of this early 18th century satire published in imitation of Johnathan Swift’s masterpiece Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, or, Gulliver’s Travels. Octavo, bound in full brown morocco by Charles Thurman, Binder. Raised bands, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, embossed front and rear panels, engraved frontispiece. From the library of NASA scientist and science fiction expert Frederick I. Ordway III, best known for his contribution to the development of close personal friend, Stanley Kubrick’s, epic film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Rare.
London: John Murray, 1871.
First edition, first issue of both volumes (with “transmitted” the first word on p. 297 in the first volume; in the second, the printer’s note on the verso of the half-title, errata on title verso, and the postscript leaf after p. viii. Both volumes have the January ads). Octavo, two volumes, original green cloth. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing to the extremities and bottom of the cloth, spine gilt bright.