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THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). DARTON, E.J. Harvey. Tales of The Canterbury Pilgrims

THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). DARTON, E.J. Harvey. Tales of The Canterbury Pilgrims – Retold from Chaucer and Others. London: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., 1904. Demy octavo. Second edition. pp. xxiv, 365. Black cloth with stamped lettering and design of horses and trees in gilt on upper cover and rebacked spine. Mild foxing to endpapers, previous owner’s signature on front […]

125.00
THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). DOBSON, Austin. Tales from Maria Edgeworth

THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). DOBSON, Austin. Tales from Maria Edgeworth. London: Wells Gardner Darton, 1903. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. xxiv, [2], 412. Maroon cloth, title and gilt decoration on spine and upper cover. Blind decorative design to rear cover. Spine slightly faded and rubbed. Previous owner’s signatures. Top edge gilt. Thirteen-page introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated with fifty-one […]

125.00
THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). MITFORD, Mary R. Our Village

THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). MITFORD, Mary R. Our Village. With introduction by Ann Thackeray Ritchie and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. London: Macmillan and Co., 1893. Crown octavo. Second edition. pp. lx, 256. Original green cloth, spine and front board elaborately decorated in gilt to a floral design, green coated endpapers; green silk marker. All edges gilt. Small nick to top […]

95.00
THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). READE, Charles. Peg Woffington

THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). READE, Charles. Peg Woffington. With an Introduction by Austin Dobson and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. London: George Allen, 1899. Crown octavo. First edition, first impression. pp. li, 297, [1]. Original green cloth, spine and front board elaborately decorated in gilt to a floral design, green coated endpapers. All edges gilt. Presentation inscription on half title. Mild […]

125.00
THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). SOMERVILLE, William. The Chase

THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). SOMERVILLE, William. The Chase. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. London: Redway, 1896. Foolscap octavo. Gilt decorated cloth. Original blue cloth, spine and front board decorated in gilt with foxhunters. Top edge gilt. A very good copy. “The Chase” is probably the most famous epic length poem and paean to foxhunting and one that most definitely helped shape […]

100.00
Tolstoy. By Henri Troyat

[TOLSTOY] Tolstoy. By Henri Troyat. Translated from the French by Nancy Amphoux. New York: Doubleday, 1967. Royal octavo. Bound by Bayntun of Bath in full crimson levant morocco with their name stamped on front lower turn-in. Covers framed by a single gilt fillet; spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title and […]

485.00
WALKER, Joseph C. Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards.
WALKER, Joseph C. Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards.

WALKER, Joseph C. Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards; an Historical Essay on the Dress of the Ancient and Modern Irish; and a Memoir on the Armour and Weapons of the Irish. Two volumes. 141 Dublin: Printed by J. Christie, 170, James’s-Street, 1818. Second edition. pp. (1) xiv, [1], 400, [34 (Lamentations with music), 6 […]

375.00
WALTERS, L.D'O. The Year's at the Spring. Illustrated by Harry Clarke.
WALTERS, L.D’O. The Year’s at the Spring. Illustrated by Harry Clarke.

The Year’s at the Spring. An Anthology of Recent Poetry. Compiled by L.D’O. Walters and Illustrated by Harry Clarke. With an Introduction by Harold Monro. London: Harrap, 1920. First edition. Quarto. pp. 128. Beige cloth, title and decoration in blue and red on upper cover and spine. A good copy in rare dust jacket. Harry […]

275.00
The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. (From A to B and Back Again): SIGNED by Warhol.
WARHOL, Andy: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. (From A to B and Back Again): Signed by Warhol.

New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1975. pp. 241. Quarter orange buckram on yellow paper boards. Signed by Andy Warhol with his initials on half-title. A fine copy in dustjacket.

475.00
Welsh, Irvine: Trainspotting Signed Collector's Edition. Bound in full leather.
Welsh, Irvine: Trainspotting Signed Collector’s Edition. Bound in full leather.

Easton Press, 2015. Condition: Fine. 344 pp., gilt-stamped full grey leather (hardcover), moire endpapers and pastedowns, LIKE NEW. Includes certificate of authenticity, A Note About, and an unused Easton press bookplate laid in. Irvine Welsh (born 27 September 1958) is a Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer. His novel Trainspotting was made into a […]

750.00
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Wilde, Oscar: Sebastian Melmoth.

London: Humphreys, 1904. First. Sm. Quarto. pp. [iv], 223. Bookplate on front pastedown. Bound by Hatchards of Picadilly in cont. half brown morocco gilt, light brown linen covers, brown silk marker. Original wrappers bound in at end. T.e.g. Very good. In 1895 while enjoying the success of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, Wilde allowed himself […]

475.00
WILDE, Oscar: The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. Fourteen volumes.
WILDE, Oscar: The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. Fourteen volumes.

London: Methuen, 1908. First Edition. First Collected Edition thus. Bound in original publisher’s cream cloth, titled in gilt, with gilt decorations on covers. One of an unnumbered edition of 1000 on hand-made paper. Some toning to spines, trace of cup on one volume. Top edges gilt, others deckled. Generally a fine clean set. All volumes […]

1,450.00
WILDE, Oscar. A House of Pomegranates

WILDE, Oscar. A House of Pomegranates. Design and decorations by Shannon and Ricketts. Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1913. Slim octavo. pp. [viii], 158. Third edition on Van Gelder paper. Cream stiff wrappers with yapp edges, decorated and titled in gilt. Limited to 925 copies only. A near fine copy. A collection of fairy tales, […]

125.00
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WILDE, Oscar. A Woman of No Importance

WILDE, Oscar. A Woman of No Importance. 144 Paris: 1903. Demy octavo. pp. [xvi], 154. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly in contemporary half brown morocco over pink linen boards. Spine divided into two panels by one gilt raised band, title in gilt direct in the first, gilt floral decoration in the second, year in gilt […]

375.00
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WILDE, Oscar. After Reading : Letters of Oscar Wilde to Robert Ross

WILDE, Oscar. After Reading : Letters of Oscar Wilde to Robert Ross. Westminster: Beaumont Press, 1921. Demy octavo. pp. [6], 7-59. Quarter brown over decorated paper boards, title in gilt along spine. Printed on Japanese vellum, numbered 1 to 175 and 400 copies (ten of which are not for sale) on handmade paper numbered 76 […]

125.00
WILDE, Oscar.An Ideal Husband.  First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed, 1899.
WILDE, Oscar. An Ideal Husband. First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed, 1899.

WILDE, Oscar. An Ideal Husband. London: Smithers, 1899. First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed. Quarto. pp. [xiv], 213. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly in contemporary half brown morocco gilt on light brown linen covers, brown silk marker. Original salmon cloth bound in at end. Top edge gilt. […]

2,000.00
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WILDE, Oscar. Essays, Criticisms and Reviews.

Essays, Criticisms and Reviews. Now first collected. WILDE, Oscar. London: Privately Printed, 1901. First. Small quarto. pp. 175. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly in contemporary half brown morocco over pink linen boards. Spine divided into two panels by one gilt raised band, title in gilt direct in the first, gilt floral decoration in the second, […]

275.00
[WILDE, Oscar] [WILDE, Oscar] The Life of Oscar Wilde By Robert Harborough Sherard.
WILDE, Oscar. The Life of Oscar Wilde By Robert Harborough Sherard.

WILDE, Oscar The Life of Oscar Wilde By Robert Harborough Sherard. With a full reprint of the famous revolutionary article, “”Jacta Alea Est””, which was written by Jane Francesca Elgee, who afterwards became the mother of Oscar Wilde, and an additional chapter contributed by one of the Prison Warders, who held this unhappy man in […]

175.00
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WILDE, Oscar. The Sphinx.

WILDE, Oscar. The Sphinx. Woodcut illustrations. 144 London: Privately Printed, 1901. First edition thus. Small quarto. pp. [iv], 32. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly in contemporary half brown morocco over pink linen boards. Spine divided into two panels by one gilt raised band, title in gilt direct in the first, gilt floral decoration in the […]

595.00
YEATS, Jack. B: Sligo [Signed presentation copy from Jack B. Yeats]

YEATS, Jack B. Sligo. London: Wishart & Company, 1932. Crown octavo. First edition. pp. 158. Green cloth, titled in black. Signed presentation copy from Jack B. Yeats to Mrs McCarville. A fine copy in very good and rare dust jacket. “The first of the author’s novels, a pseudo-autobiographical narrative set in his boyhood home in […]

775.00
YEATS, W. B: A Full Moon in March

YEATS, W.B. A Full Moon in March. London: Macmillan, 1935. First edition. pp. vii, 70. Dark green cloth, title in gilt on spine. From the library of Denis Johnston, with his bookplate. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with a few nicks.  “Wade 182. Contains the plays: A Full Moon in March; The King […]

275.00
YEATS, W. B: Last Poems and Plays

YEATS, W.B. Last Poems & Plays. New York: Macmillan, 1940. First edition. pp. vii, [1], 125, [1]. Green cloth with design by Sturge Moore, blind-stamped on upper cover, lettering in gilt on spine. Previous owner’s signature on front free endpaper. A fine copy in original dust jacket with evenly faded sun-tanning to spine, light wear […]

295.00
YEATS, W. B: Poems [With Tipped-In Signature of Yeats]

YEATS, W.B. Poems. London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd. Adelphi Terrace, 1922. pp. xv, [1], 314, [1]. Light blue cloth, with gilt-stamped design by Althea Gyles on spine and blind-stamp floral design on covers. Signed by W.B. Yeats, obviously in a hurry, on 6th December, 1922, on the back of a torn slip of paper announcing […]

1,575.00
YEATS, W. B: The Celtic Twilight [AUTHOR INSCRIBED COPY]

YEATS, W.B. The Celtic Twilight.  Men and Women, Dhouls and Faeries.  With frontispiece ‘The Last Gleeman’ by John B. Yeats facing title. London, Lawrence and Bullen, 1893.  First edition. pp. xii, 212.  Olive-green ribbed cloth, title author and publisher in gilt on spine.  Inscribed by W.B. Yeats ‘With the author’s best regards, Feb 19. 94’ […]

6,500.00
YEATS, W. B: The Celtic Twilight [First Edition]

YEATS, W.B. The Celtic Twilight. With frontispiece ‘The Last Gleeman’ by John B. Yeats facing title. London, Lawrence and Bullen, 1893. First edition. First issue. pp. xii, 212. Fine copy in olive-green ribbed cloth. The first edition, first issue with the publisher’s imprint in capital letters at foot of spine. A work whose title Yeats […]

950.00
YEATS, W. B: The Celtic Twlight

YEATS, W.B. The Celtic Twilight. With portrait frontispiece of the author by John B. Yeats on frontispiece. 137 London: A.H. Bullen, 1902. pp. x, 235. Dark blue cloth with lettering and design in gilt on upper cover and spine. Edges untrimmed. A very good copy. Revised and enlarged edition of a work whose title Yeats […]

375.00
YEATS, W. B: The Land of Hearts Desire

YEATS, W.B. The Land of Hearts Desire. Portland Maine: Mosher, 1903. pp. 35. Grey paper boards, title on printed label on upper cover and spine. Edition limited to 950 copies. Repair to spine. A good copy. First American edition in book form of the revised text. One of 950 ordinary copies on Van Gelder, from […]

85.00
YEATS, W. B: The Secret Rose

YEATS, W.B. The Secret Rose. Illustrations by John B. Yeats. 137 New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1897. First American edition, issued in the same year as the English edition. pp. xi, 265, [2]. Title in red and black. Dark blue cloth, with design by Althea Gyles stamped in gilt on […]

950.00
YEATS, W. B: The Wild Swans at Coole

YEATS, W.B. The Wild Swans at Coole. London: Macmillan, 1919. First edition. pp. ix, 114. Dark blue cloth with design in gilt by Sturge Moore. A very good copy. Wade 124. Contains the first publication, in book form, of the poems in memory of Major Robert Gregory. In addition to the 29 poems first published […]

475.00
YEATS, W.B, Plays in Prose and Verse.
YEATS, W.B, Plays in Prose and Verse.

YEATS, W.B. Plays in Prose and Verse. Written for an Irish Theatre, and Generally with the Help of a Friend. 140 SCHOOL PRIZE BINDING London: Macmillan, 1926. pp. ix, 447. Bound by Bickers of London in full dark blue calf, spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title and author in gilt […]

375.00
YEATS, W.B: Fairy Tales

YEATS, W.B. Ed. by. Irish Fairy and Folk Tales. Selected and edited with introduction. Twelve illustrations by James Torrance. London: Scott, n.d. (October, 1893). pp. xix, 326, 6 (publisher’s list). Tan pictorial cloth, title in gilt on upper cover and on spine. Illustrated endpapers. Spine sun-tanned. All edges gilt. A good copy. Very scarce. Wade […]

350.00
YEATS, W.B: The Collected Poems IDEAL FOR PRESENTATION

YEATS, W.B. The Collected Plays of W.B. Yeats. Portrait frontispiece. London: Macmillan, 1934. First edition. Crown octavo. pp. vi, 617. Bound by Bumpus of London in contemporary half calf on cloth boards, with their name stamped on lower turn-in. Spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title and author in gilt direct […]

285.00
YEATS, W.B: The Hour Glass

YEATS, W.B. ‘The Hour-Glass’ and Other Plays. Being volume two of plays for an Irish theatre. ‘The Hour Glass’; ‘Cathleen Ní Hoolihan’; ‘A Pot of Broth’. 80 LIMITED EDITION OF 100 COPIES New York, Macmillan, 1904. Edition limited to 100 copies on Japanese vellum. pp. vii, 113. Fine in paper parchment in d.j. Wade 52 […]

585.00
YEATS, W.B. Later Poems, 1926.
YEATS, W.B. Later Poems, 1926.

YEATS, W.B. Later Poems. London: Macmillan and Co., 1926. pp. xiii, [1], 363, [2]. Contemporary full red morocco, flat spine with gilt decoration and title; covers framed by a thin floral roll; turn-ins gilt; red, pink, maroon, brown and green endpapers; red and gold endbands. A very good and attractive copy. The contents includes: The […]

475.00
YEATS, W.B. Poems

YEATS, W.B. Poems. Portrait frontispiece. 140 London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd. Adelphi Terrace, 1908. Fifth edition. pp. xiii, 301, [1]. Blue cloth, with gilt-stamped design by Althea Gyles on spine and upper cover; rose in gilt on lower. Previous owner’s signature on front free endpaper. Spine a little faded, otherwise a very good copy. Rare […]

385.00
YEATS, W.B. Stories from Carleton

YEATS, W.B. Stories from Carleton: With an Introduction by W.B. Yeats. London: Walter Scott, [1889]. pp. xvii, 302, 6 (publisher’s list). Original red cloth, gilt lettering and design in black. A very good copy. This volume is a collection of stories by William Carleton, including The Poor Scholar; Tubber Derg; Wildgoose Lodge; Shane Fadh’s Wedding […]

175.00
YEATS, W.B. The Winding Stair and Other Poems

YEATS, W.B. The Winding Stair and Other Poems. London: Macmillan, 1933. First edition. pp. ix, 101. Half-title with Macmillan monogram and address on verso. Olive green blind-stamped cloth, to a design by T. Sturge Moore. Loosely inserted are two photographs of Thoor Ballylee castle and the cottages being prepared for restoration, dated February, 1964. Small […]

1,675.00
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