080. STEPHEN (J.K.) Quo Musa Tendis? Cambridge, Macmillan and Bowes, 1891

Limited Edition poetry book, numbered 26 of 150 copies on hand-made paper, signed by the publishers with initials. Stephen (d. 1892), educated at Eton and Cambridge, a cousin of Virginia Woolf, was put forward by Michael Harrison in 1972 as a candidate for being ‘Jack the Ripper.’

8vo, pp. x, 84, 1 f., cloth, paper spine label (label very worn, spine darkened).

£25 Sold

075. RUSSELL (Miss H.J.R.) pamphlets [as under] London / Alnwick, 1890’s

Bound in one volume, 8vo, with original wrappers in green cloth, with Presentation inscription to Lord Napier.

  1. The English Claims to the Overlordship of Scotland in connection with the death of Thomas a Becket, L., [reissue from Journal of the British Archaeological Association], 1894
  2. The Name of Glasgow, and the History of Cumbria, British Archaeological Association, 1890
  3. The Aquisition of Lothian by Northumbria. Probably a Suppressed Chapter by Bede, B.A.A., 1891
  4. The Classical and Medieval Use of Fortification of Branches now known as Zareeba, B.A.A.,[1894/5]
  5. Former Lines of Road about Ashieteel, &c., Alnwick [reprinted from the Transactions of the Berwickshire Naturalists’ Club], 1893
  6. Some Scotch Place-Names, Alnwick [B.N.C.], 1894
  7. Some Rock-Cuttings in Northumberland, London, [B.A.A.], 1897

£120

52. NASH (David) Wood Primer – The Sculpture of David Nash, Bedford Press, San Francisco, 1987

One of 26 special copies, lettered A-Z and signed in pencil by Nash (this is copy J), with the additional signed and dated (1987) original drawing. Also present in this copy is an uncalled-for extra drawing, signed & dated 1981 [see back cover]. Nash, a Welshman of international repute, has works in the Tate, the Guggenheim, etc.

4to, pp. 64, 1 f., photo- illus., full cloth and end-papers by Klaus Roetzcher, slipcase.

£300 Sold

016. CRADDOCK (Thomas) The Influence of Christianity on Civilization, London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1856

Gift copy from the dedicatee, William Dawbarn, to an unknown recipient, with long inscription on the f.e.p., dated Wisbech, Aug 19 1856, “Our mutual friend Craddock is so modest a man that I dare say you will never hear or know a thing about the accompanying volume from him …”

8vo, pp. viii, 5-217, contemporary half-calf, (a little worn).

£40

014. CHAMBERS (Robert) [Editor] Cyclopaedia of English Literature. A History, Critical and Biographical, of British Authors from the Earliest to the Present Times, London & Edinburgh, William and Robert Chambers, [1858]

Presentation copy: “To my dear Cousin Mrs Henry Mills (née Jefsy Gibson), with Kind Regards from the Editor, R. Chambers, Edin. Feb. 23rd, 1868.”
The first edition was published in 1843, according to the Preface, and this edition, revised and expanded, appeared 15 years later, i.e. 1858. Bearing in mind the inscription, this may be a re-issue of the 1858 edition.

2 vols, lge. 8vo, pp. xx, 812; xvi, 816, text illus., contemporary full calf gilt, gilt and blind roll-tooled cover borders, spines gilt with raised bands and red and green leather labels, a.e.g,

£120