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A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496., Bartholomew, J.G.
1 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
254 pp, 6 7/8" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps. "(T)his book attempts to cover the geography of Europe, mapped out not only to define the frontiers and countries, but to illustrate history and literature - especially English literature. The changes in the face of Europe that have marked the growth of nations, that went on through the Middle Ages, and have continued to the time of Wellington and Napoleon, the Franco-Prussian War, and to the merging to-day of the military in the industrial struggle, may be followed in the coloured maps which come first in the volume." The b&w line maps include: "Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World", "Famous British Battles" and "Maps Illustrating Districts Connected with Famous Books and Their Authors". There is also a "Pronoucing Gazetteer", "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Europe having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, light edge wear - tiny tear at top of front hinge, small bump at top of spine, small bump at fore-edge of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning to free endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small faint white mark of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MADAME TUSSAUD:  A LIFE IN WAX., Berridge, Kate.
2 Berridge, Kate. MADAME TUSSAUD: A LIFE IN WAX.
Toronto HarperCollins 2006 0002008122 / 9780002008129 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "When she died in London at the age of ninety, a survivor of one of the most tumultuous epochs in history, Madame Tussaud had travelled far from her inauspicious beginnings in Strasbourg as the daughter of a common soldier and a housekeeper. Moving to Paris as a child, Marie climbed through the ranks of French society as the protegee of charmismatic showman artist Philippe Curtius, and witnessed the French Revolution in all its grisly detail. She survived the Terror and moved to London, where she struggled to find a foothold amidst the desperate competition of showmen from all over Europe. Her touring years were studded with drama and danger, and twice she nearly lost her life and livelihood - first in a shipwreck and then at the hands of a rampaging mob in the Reform riots of 1831. The core of her exhibition was Revolutionary relics given extra potency by her victim survivor status and the famous claims that she was forced to cast the death masks of Marie Antoinette and other members of the royal family, whom she had known personally when employed to teach modelling at Versailles. But did her desire to make a compelling and commercial spectacle of the events unfolding around her extend to moulding her own dramatic story? The story of a business empire sculpted out of the ashes of one of history's most turbulent periods reveal a woman who - in exploiting the human fascination with the rich, the famous and the infamous - was far ahead of her time." Very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BLOKES: THE BAD BOYS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE., Castronovo, David.
3 Castronovo, David. BLOKES: THE BAD BOYS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE.
New York Continuum 2009 0826428320 / 9780826428325 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
197 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). "They came from unpromising places and unglamorous backgrounds. They crashed the Establishment party in one generation, raided the citadels of culture, and brought their idioms, themes, and passions to the center of British life. The blokes were writers who revitalized British drama, fiction, poetry, and criticism. This is the story, told in a series of profiles, of New Britannia. The cast of characters includes playwrights John Osborne and Arnold Wesker, novelist Kingsley Amis, critic Kenneth Tynan, poet Philip Larkin, fiction writer Alan Sillitoe, plus lesser-known figures such as John Braine, David Storey, Stan Barstow, and Keith Waterhouse - up to more contemporary writers like Martin Amis and Nick Hornby. The central idea of this book is how these writers, and others, transformed British heritage - how they worked with the materials of their own backgrounds, the class system, tradition, and artistic convention to make new art. They took their place in a long line of writers who thrived on grit: Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Bernard Shaw, D.H. Lawrence. (It) is an entertaining and insightful survey of a group of disparate writers who had a profound and enduring impact upon British literary culture." Very light rubbing on boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at top of rear flap-fold, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
EVERY IDLE DREAM., Darwin, Bernard.  Illustrated by Elinor Darwin.
4 Darwin, Bernard. Illustrated by Elinor Darwin. EVERY IDLE DREAM.
Collins, London, 1948, first edition. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Everyone who enjoys good prose or sport, and particularly both together, knows the name of Bernard Darwin whose chronicles of golf and Fourth Leaders in 'The Times' have for so many years been an almost indispensable part of life to many people. In this book Mr. Darwin tries his hand for the first time at the long essay, covering a diversity of topics in life and literature in the same easy, original way, seeing the m e a n ing behind familiar things and expressing them in his exquisitely right and simple style. The topics range from a collection of toy soldiers in childhood, through titanic matches in sport to the cosy contemplation of his sporting prints by hi s fi re side, and all alike evoke a rich and human world." Light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light foxing on rear cover and minor on rear endpapers. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkl ing , a f ew small edge tears and one small chip, slight foxing/soiling on rear panel, browning on spine, slight soiling on front panel. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BARNABY RUDGE., Dickens, Charles.
5 Dickens, Charles. BARNABY RUDGE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
639 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Set at the time of the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots in London, this is a tale of murder, deception, social unrest and romance. Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, light edge wear, two very small scuffs on rear hinge, very light browning to fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GREAT EXPECTATIONS., Dickens, Charles.
6 Dickens, Charles. GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good A.A.Dixon. 
576 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt, integral ribbon bookmark. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** The story of the orphan, Pip, his encounters with the eccentric Miss Havisham and her ward, the cold-hearted Estella and the unravelling of his 'great expectations'. Very small area of sticker residue at bottom of front free endpaper, faint scuff at bottom of front cover, small ink stain at top edge of front cover at hinge area, previous owner's name in ink at top of title page and at top of first page of text, light toning in margins of pages, light browning to fore-edge of text block, minor edge wear to covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LITTLE DORRIT., Dickens, Charles.
7 Dickens, Charles. LITTLE DORRIT.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good - Arthur A. Dixon. 
832 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** In this densely populated novel, Dickens attacks some of his favourite targets - social conditons, debtors' prisons, the inefficiency and apathy of govenment departments, and the British class system. Mystery piles upon mystery as the impoverished Dorrit family rises to new heights, only to be dashed down again. But the evil are punished and love wins in the end. Light to moderate edge wear; two very small scuffs on the front cover; very light browning to pages, fore-edge and bottom of text block; light fading to spine colour; some shelf soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT., Dickens, Charles.
8 Dickens, Charles. MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Good+ A.H. Buckland. 
808 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edges gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Falling out with his cantankerous grandfather, Martin Chuzzlewit attempts to make his way in the world by apprenticing himself to the scheming architect, Seth Pecksniff. Dimissed by Pecksniff at his grandfather's insistence, he embarks for America with the congenitally cheerful Mark Tapley, who is desperate to find an environment that he feels will test his congenial nature. After a series of unpleasant adventures, Martin and Mark return to England, Martin is reconciled with his grandfather, scoundrels are exposed and faithful love is rewarded. Light to moderate browning to pages - mainly at margins, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - more at corners, light fading to spine colour, tiny split at top of hinges a few small faint scuff marks on spine and covers. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY., Dickens, Charles.
9 Dickens, Charles. NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good W.H.C. Groome. 
846 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** When his father dies penniless, Nicholas Nickleby must becomes the support of his mother and sister. His avaricious uncle, Ralph, arranges for his employment by Wackford Squeers, headmaster of a boarding school in Yorkshire for unwanted boys. Horrified by the treatment of the children there, Nicholas flees and one of the boys, Smike, begs to go with him. After a period as actors in Vincent Crummles' theatre in Portsmouth, they return to London and meet the charitable brothers Cheeryble who assist them. Romance and tragedy follow as Nicholas meets the love of his life and Smike dies of consumption, after which it is revealed that he was, in fact, Ralph Nickleby's son. Sunday School presentation inscription in elegant calligraphy dated 1931 on rear of frontispiece, crease rear pastedown, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light wear at corners and bottom edge of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OLIVER TWIST., Dickens, Charles.
10 Dickens, Charles. OLIVER TWIST.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
448 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. "Please sir, I want some more." Dickens' story of the journey of a young orphan, his abuse by those in authority, his escape to London where he does his best to elude a criminal gang determined to corrupt him and his eventual rescue. A dark story of child labour, criminals, street children, poverty and despair, peopled with memorable characters like the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Mr. Bumble, Bill Sikes and Nancy. Small area of very light stains on fore-edge of text block, very small crease at bottom corner of pages 167 to 176, minor edge wear to covers, tiny faint scuff on front cover. Slipcase has light edge and corner wear, very small dent on one front edge, light creasing along top/bottom panels, top/bottom panels are concave. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND., Dickens, Charles.
11 Dickens, Charles. OUR MUTUAL FRIEND.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good+ 
437 pp + 440 pp (paged as if two volumes), 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Dickens' final complete novel, "Our Mutual Friend" is a satire on the worship of money and social class. When a young man finds he can only inherit his father's estate if he marries a mercenary young woman, he pretends to have died, allowing the fortune to fall to a kindly old couple. Engaged as their secretary, he gets to know Bella and they fall in love, after which he reveals his true identity. The supporting cast includes the dastardly Silas Wegg, Mr. Venus, the taxidermist, Jenny Wren, the dolls' dressmaker, Lizzie Hexam, Eugene Wrayburn, etc. Precious owner's small label on free front endpaper, remnant of flap of original glassine wrap is affixed to front pastedown, some areas of light loss of colour on rear pastedown, very light wear at corners of covers. Slipcase has very light edge rubbing and rubbing on bottom panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
REPRINTED PIECES.  (CONTAINS: THE BEGGING-LETTER WRITER; A CHILD'S DREAM OF A STAR; NOBODY'S STORY; THE DETECTIVE POLICE; A WALK IN A WORKHOUSE; PRINCE BULL - A FAIRY TALE; A CHRISTMAS TREE, OUT OF SEASON; LYING AWAKE; A MONUMENT OF FRENCH FOLLY; ET AL.), Dickens, Charles.
12 Dickens, Charles. REPRINTED PIECES. (CONTAINS: THE BEGGING-LETTER WRITER; A CHILD'S DREAM OF A STAR; NOBODY'S STORY; THE DETECTIVE POLICE; A WALK IN A WORKHOUSE; PRINCE BULL - A FAIRY TALE; A CHRISTMAS TREE, OUT OF SEASON; LYING AWAKE; A MONUMENT OF FRENCH FOLLY; ET AL.)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good A.H. Buckland. 
406 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Contents: The Long Voyage; The Begging-Letter Writer; A Child's Dream of a Star; Our English Watering-Place; Our French Watering-Place; Bill-Sticking; "Births. Mrs. Meek, of a Son"; Lying Awake; The Poor Relation's Story; The Child's Story; The Schoolboy's Story; Nobody's Story; The Ghost of Art; Out of Town; Out of the Season; A Poor Man's Tale of a Patent; The Noble Savage; A Flight; The Detective Police; Three "Detective" Anecdotes; On Duty with Inspector Field; Down with the Tide; A Walk in a Workhouse; Prince Bull. A Fairy Tale; A Plated Article; Our Honourable Friend; Our School; Our Vestry; Our Bore; A Monument of French Folly; A Christmas Tree. Previous owner's name and Christmas date (1931) in ink on one preliminary page, very small corner crease on two preliminary pages, light edge wear - a bit more at corners of covers, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP., Dickens, Charles.
13 Dickens, Charles. THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good W.H.C. Groome. 
696 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers integral ribbon bookmark, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Wishing to provide for his beloved granddaughter's future beyond the takings of their 'curiosity shop', Little Nell's grandfather takes to gambling and, through borrowing from the moneylender Daniel Quilp, loses everything they own. As beggars, they head to the Midlands and encounter many adventures, but the grandfather has lost his grip on reality and the strain of looking after them is too much for Nell. Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PICKWICK PAPERS.  (THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB.), Dickens, Charles.  (Boz.)
14 Dickens, Charles. (Boz.) THE PICKWICK PAPERS. (THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB.)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
816 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Dickens' first novel, following "Sketches by Boz". A group of sporting gentlemen range around England by coach, meeting unique characters and getting into unusual situations. The book introduces the popular figure Sam Weller, the fixer/servant to Mr. Pickwick, a wealthy, retiree and president of the Club. Minor colour loss on front pastedown, minor wear at corners of covers, very minor wear at top of spine. Slipcase has moderate edge/corner wear, loss of paper at top/bottom rear edges, light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by A.N. Wilson. THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB. CONTAINING A FAITHFUL RECORD OF THE PERAMBULATIONS, PERILS, TRAVELS, ADVENTURES AND SPORTING TRANSACTIONS OF THE CORRESPONDING MEMBERS. (THE PICKWICK PAPERS.)
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine R. Seymour, R.W. Buss and "Phiz". 
798 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations by R. Seymour, R.W. Buss and Phiz. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, a tiny and a very small bump at top front edges, and a few very tiny soiling marks on on side panel. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
GREAT EXPECTATIONS., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by D.J. Taylor.
16 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by D.J. Taylor. GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine Marcus Stone. 
478 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has small bump at one bottom front corner, tiny dent and tiny scuff on one side panel, small shallow bump to one front edge. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
17 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by D.J. Taylor. HARD TIMES FOR THESE TIMES.
London Folio Society 2007 Hard Cover Fine Fred Walker. 
277 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. Four b&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Fine book. Slipcase has small bump to bottom of front side edges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
CHRISTMAS BOOKS.  (CONTAINS:  A CHRISTMAS CAROL; THE CHIMES; THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH; THE BATTLE OF LIFE and THE HAUNTED MAN.), Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by D.N. Brereton and "Dickens:  A Survey" by G.K. Chesterton.
18 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by D.N. Brereton and "Dickens: A Survey" by G.K. Chesterton. CHRISTMAS BOOKS. (CONTAINS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL; THE CHIMES; THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH; THE BATTLE OF LIFE and THE HAUNTED MAN.)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
494 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone frontispiece. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** A collection of Charles Dickens' beloved Christmas stories, including: A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; and The Haunted Man. Tiny fore-edge tear/crease (archivally taped) as well as a few soft wrinkles on page V, tiny tear/crease on fore-edge of rear pastedown, one page with small corner crease and a few others with a tiny corner crease, minor corner wear on covers, very light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
19 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Hilary Mantel. A TALE OF TWO CITIES.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Fine "Phiz" 
363 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations by Phiz. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times - ". Book is Fine. Slipcase - the maroon paper has been reglued on one inside side edge causing some slight glue/color offset on the inside of the panel, the paper is not wrapped around at equal lengths on the inside of the side panels relative to the top and bottom panels very small shallow bump on one rear edge, small white mark on one bottom edge. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Iain Sinclair.
20 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Iain Sinclair. OUR MUTUAL FRIEND.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Near Fine Marcus Stone. 
927 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1938 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book has a very minor bump at bottom of front hinge area. Slipcase has minor rubbing, small bump at one front bottom corner. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
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