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THE LAKE COUNTIES.  WITH SPECIAL ARTICLES ON BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, FLORA, GEOLOGY, FOX-HUNTING, MOUNTAINEERING, YACHTING, MOTOR-BOATING, FISHING, SHOOTING, AND CYCLING.  INCLUDING A FULL GAZETTEER AND MAP., Collingwood, W.G.  With contributions by  Mary L. Armitt, Dr. Richard C. Lowther, S.L. Petty, Bernard Smith, Rev. E.M. Reynolds, W.P. Haskett-Smith, P.C. Crossley, Oscar T. Gnosspelius, A. Severn, A.W. Rumney.
1 Collingwood, W.G. With contributions by Mary L. Armitt, Dr. Richard C. Lowther, S.L. Petty, Bernard Smith, Rev. E.M. Reynolds, W.P. Haskett-Smith, P.C. Crossley, Oscar T. Gnosspelius, A. Severn, A.W. Rumney. THE LAKE COUNTIES. WITH SPECIAL ARTICLES ON BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, FLORA, GEOLOGY, FOX-HUNTING, MOUNTAINEERING, YACHTING, MOTOR-BOATING, FISHING, SHOOTING, AND CYCLING. INCLUDING A FULL GAZETTEER AND MAP.
London Frederick Warne 1932 Limited, Autographed Edition. Very Good Very Good- A. Reginald Smith, R.W.S. Signed by Author and Illustrator.
368 pp, 10 7/8" H. Medium green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt. "This Autographed Edition is limited to 350 copies. This Copy is No. 8" - Signed by W.G. Collingwood and A. Reginald Smith. 16 colour plates with tissues-guards bearing captions (collated), plus many b&w drawings throughout the text. Fold-out map at rear. Contents: Part I (by W.G. Collingwood). Their Scenery and Story: Kent and Lune; Windermere and Grasmere; Lake Lancashire; Eskdale and Wastwater; Ennerdale and Allendale; "Merry Carlisle" and the Border; Keswick and Thirlmere; From Helvellyn to Stainmoor. Part II. Natural History and Sport in the Lake District: The Birds, by Mary L. Armitt, revised by Arthur Astley; Butterflies and Moths, by Dr. Richard C. Lowther; The Flora, by S.L. Petty, revision and additions by Mary Thompson, Agnes Drury and A.G. Hayes; The Building of the Lake Districk, by Bernard Smith, Fox-Hunting on the Fells, by Rev. E.M. Reynolds, rev. by R.E. Porter; Mountaineering, by W.P. Haskett-Smith; Yachting on Windermere, by P.C. Crossley; Motor-Boating, by Oscar T. Gnosspelius; Fishing, by A. Severn; Shooting, by A. Ruskin Severn; Cycling, by A.W. Rumney. Part III. A Gazetteer of the Lake Counties; Index; Map. Previous owner's completed bookplate and a small store label on front pastedown, very light foxing on endpapers, small tear at bottom of frontispiece tissue guard archivally taped, soft crease at top corner of preliminary pages and also up to approx. page 6, slight separation between page gatherings at pages160/161 (pages still firmly held) and also some light browning from a laid-in piece of paper, wrinkling at bottom of spine, light edge wear/rubbing at corners and at bottom edge of boards, light foxing to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several tiny/small edge chips and small edge tears, faint rubbing on spine, one small and two tiny ink marks on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 7. VICTORIAN BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE LATER VICTORIAN AGE.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Asa Briggs, John Summerson, Jacques Carre, John Holloway, George Rowell, John Nelson Tarn, Peter Fuller, Andor Gomme, Gillian Naylor, William Price, Michael Kennedy, Roly Bain, Norman Vance.
2 Ford, Boris, ed. Asa Briggs, John Summerson, Jacques Carre, John Holloway, George Rowell, John Nelson Tarn, Peter Fuller, Andor Gomme, Gillian Naylor, William Price, Michael Kennedy, Roly Bain, Norman Vance. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 7. VICTORIAN BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE LATER VICTORIAN AGE.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
347 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Later Victorian Age (The reign in review / Tendencies and trends); Architecture; The Public Park; Literature; The Drama of Wilde and Pinero; New Homes for Barons and Artisans; Fine Arts; The City of Glasgow; Design, Craft and Industry; The Eisteddfod; Music; Clowns and Augustes; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Harvey, John. CONSERVATION OF BUILDINGS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press, 1972 0802019374 / 9780802019370 Very Good Very Good- 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "Mr. Harvey (a professional architect who has been trained and has specialized in conservation) is no theorist and takes the view that contemporary human needs are important and that buildings or groups of buildings must be conserved to accommodate some part of their original function, and must also be regarded in the context of their surroundings. He divides his book into three sections: What to Save and How to Save It (The Town, The Village, The Church and Churchyard), Craftsmanship and Materials, and Continuing Conservation (The Past, the Present and the Future). In these sections building conservation is looked at with an experienced, scholarly but essentially practical view. The book concludes with appendices and notes on sources...enriched with fifty-two photographs, showing conservation at work in the hands of living craftsmen, at Oxford, Winchester and elsewhere, adding much of beauty and value to the text." Book slightly cocked, some light fading to color on top of text block - also a small liquid mark, minor scuffs and discoloration on boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light wear at top of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, minor soiling on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LEARNING NOT TO BE FIRST: THE LIFE OF CHRISTINA ROSSETTI., Jones, Kathleen.  (Christina Rossetti>)
4 Jones, Kathleen. (Christina Rossetti>) LEARNING NOT TO BE FIRST: THE LIFE OF CHRISTINA ROSSETTI.
New York St. Martin's Press 1992 0312070179 / 9780312070175 First American Edition Good Very Good 
252 pp., 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "(E)xamines Christina Rossetti's life alongside those of of other nineteenth-century women writers - notably Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Emily Dickinson. (She) was the youngest of four children, born in England to Italian parents. Although she and her brother, Dante Gabriel, were known as the 'two storms', Christina's passionate nature was curbed in a way that her brother's was not, as she submitted to the social and religious pressures that lay so heavily on Victorian women. Like E.B.B., Christina suffered the tyranny of a loving family. Her sister Maria's influence was described as 'a species of police surveillance', and Christina was always careful never to write anything that would hurt her mother. As her personal life became increasingly tragic, her output of religious poetry grew. Her desire for both poetic and moral excellence kept her continually in conflict, a struggle whose corrosive effects deeply affected her writing. (Her) deliberate self-effacement, Dante Gabriel's portrayal of her as the meek virgin, and William Rossetti's role as editor and interpreter of her work have gradually blotted out the passionate, lively spirit who wrote with such simplicity and power. (The author's) fascinating work finally strips away the shadows of Christina's life to reveal her true self." Varying levels of sun fading to spine, top/bottom edges & top 1 1/2" of rear board; tiny printers ink mark in margin of pages 4 & 5. Dust jacket has very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LOVE'S MEINIE:  LECTURES ON GREEK AND ENGLISH BIRDS.  VOLUME I.  THE ROBIN / THE SWALLOW / THE DABCHICKS.  BOUND WITH:  ELEMENTS OF ENGLISH PROSODY FOR USE IN ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOLS. EXPLANATORY OF THE VARIOUS TERMS USED IN "ROCK HONEYCOMB".  FIRST EDITIONS, Ruskin, John.
5 Ruskin, John. LOVE'S MEINIE: LECTURES ON GREEK AND ENGLISH BIRDS. VOLUME I. THE ROBIN / THE SWALLOW / THE DABCHICKS. BOUND WITH: ELEMENTS OF ENGLISH PROSODY FOR USE IN ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOLS. EXPLANATORY OF THE VARIOUS TERMS USED IN "ROCK HONEYCOMB". FIRST EDITIONS
Orpington, Kent George Allen & Unwin First Editions Good John Ruskin. 
The three lectures comprising Volume I of Ruskin's "Love's Meinie", each with the original, first edition title page. Prefaced by the half title, title page (dated 1881), Preface and Contents page issued with "The Dabchicks". Lecture I. The Robin - G. Allen, Heathfield Cottage, Keston, Kent, 1873, 41 pp. Lecture II. The Swallow - G. Allen, Heathfield Cottage, Keston, Kent, 1873, continues the paging to 83. Lecture III. The Dabchicks - George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, 1881, continues the paging to 168. Followed by an Appendix that concludes at page 195. Followed by "Elements of English Prosody for Use in St. George's Schools. Explanatory of the Various Terms Used in 'Rock Honeycomb'.", George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, 1880, 62 pp. Bound by Ware of Bristol - dark blue leather spine with five raised bands, blind stamped leaf decoration and gilt lettering, dark blue leather corners, marbled paper-covered boards, top edge gilt - 8 3/4" H. Marbled endpapers. B&w drawings in the bird lectures, musical notation in 'English Prosody'. Light browning to pages - mostly in margins, heavy browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - more at corners and top/bottom of spine, some tiny scuffs to leather. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
WALTER CRANE., Spencer, Isobel.
6 Spencer, Isobel. WALTER CRANE.
New York Macmillan 1975 First Edition Very Good Very Good Walter Crane. 
208 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "More than any other artist of the time Walter Crane appears at the center of the great surge of interest in the decorative arts in the late nineteenth century. He was the driving force behind the Arts and Crafts movement, a children's book illustrator, designer of textiles, tiles, stained glass and ceramics, and a painter who enjoyed a reputation on the Continent as the most popular of the Pre-Raphaelites. Long before his name came to be associated with Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott as the outstanding artists for the nursery, his brightly colored series of Toy Books ensured him a wide reputation. His fame led to commissions for nursery wallpaper, and from there to fabrics, ceramics, mosaic, stained glass, and gesso relief. As President of the Art Workers' Guild Exhibition Society he was a more strenuous advocate of the Arts and Crafts movement than his friend, William Morris, and traveled abroad with his work, specifically helping the formation of an American Arts and Crafts movement. Crane's early paintings embody the romantic medievalism of Rossetti and Burne-Jones, but he soon used poetry and painting as a means to express his growing interest in new philosophical ideas. Ultimately he was converted to socialism - a cause he embraced wholeheartedly, becoming a member of the Social Democratic Federation, the Fabians, and Morris's Socialist League. He gladly made his art servant to his beliefs, producing political cartoons and trade union banners. This is the first major study of Crane's life and work to be published since his death in 1915. Isobel Spencer, a past lecturer in the history of art at Glasgow College of Art, includes in her scholarly study of the man and his work the full range of Crane's many artistic activities." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corners of boards, tiny dent on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top inside edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE AND WORK OF KATE GREENAWAY., Spielman, M.H. & Layard, G.S.
7 Spielman, M.H. & Layard, G.S. THE LIFE AND WORK OF KATE GREENAWAY.
London Bracken 1986 0946495793 / 9780946495795 Reprint Very Good Very Good- Kate Greenaway. 
301 pp, 9" H. Kate Greenaway "studied art at South Kensington and the Slade, where her fellow students were Lady Butler and Helen Allingham. To start with, she worked as an illustrator and drew Valentine and Christmas cards, as well as black and white pictures for various books. Her great breakthrough came in 1877 when she met Edmund Evans and showed him the collection of drawings and poems that she had assembled. These were published by Evans as 'Under the Window', which was a runaway success and was followed by the many childrens books for which she is best known. Among these are 'Mother Goose', 'The Language of Flowers', 'Marigold Garden', 'A Apple Pie' and 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin', to name but a few. This biography, written by her friends M.H. Spielman and G.S. Layard, was published in 1905, just four years after her death. It tells the story of her life and relates the romantic circumstances of her great friendship with John Ruskin. It is required reading for all followers of Kate Greenaway and is accompaneid by over 50 colour illutrations by the artist as well as many black and white and line illustrations." Large Christmas gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, small bump with tears/chip at top edge of pages 257 to 260 - bump migrates lightly into several adjacent pages, tiny bump/wrinkle at fore-edge of first few pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine and some light wrinkling along top edge, light wrinkling on hinges and flap-folds, two tiny light stains on inside, light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Teltser-Schwarz, Susan, compiler. MONEY TALKS.
White Plains, New York Peter Pauper Press 1988 0880884428 / 9780880884426 Very Good+ Very Good Thomas Sperling. 
64 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). Black, white, yellow & green illustrations. "A compilation of quotations and proverbs, both witty and wise, on the subject of money, filthy lucre, and just plain cash." With "Money Glossary; To Coin a Phrase" at rear. Very light wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear at bottom of front panel, three small closed tears with soft creases, minor wear on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN:  AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.  THIRD REVISED EDITION., Townsend, John Rowe.
9 Townsend, John Rowe. WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN: AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. THIRD REVISED EDITION.
New York J.B. Lippincott 1987 0397322992 / 9780397322992 3rd Revised Edition. Very Good Very Good 
364 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w illustrations. "(A)n account of the development of children's books in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia, (this book) has long been acclaimed as an invaluable guide and resource for parents, teachers, and students alike. The third revised edition faithfully maintains all the strengths of the earlier editions - concise, informative coverage of a vast subject - and includes a totally rewritten Part Four that provides a fresh, detailed investigation of aspects of the modern world most relevant to books for children and young people during the years 1945-1985. The result is an extremely readable and stimulating survey of imaginative writing (including poetry and picure books) accompanied by a superb bibliography of works on children's literature and dozens of illustrations from many of the books mentioned in the text. (The author) offers an enthusiastic, balanced - and sometimes controversial - view of a subject of interest to everyone who cares about the quality of books written for children." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling, small remainder mark on bottom of text block, very light browning to pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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