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183. LYDEKKER, Richard. A hand-book to the marsupialia and monotremata. Edward Lloyd Ltd. 1896.


£120


8vo. Publisher’s red cloth, gilt lettering to spine; pp. xvi + 320, 38 colour plates; very good.


First edition in Lloyd’s natural history series, edited by R. Bowdler Sharpe. A very attractively illustrated account of these unique Australasian mammals.


184. MACDONALD, George (author). Jessie Willcox SMITH (illustrator). At The Back of The north Wind. Philadelphia, David Mackay. 1919.


£178


imperial 8vo. original beige cloth panelled and lettered in dark blue with onlaid pictorial plate to upper board, top edge gilt, pictorial endpapers; pp. [viii], 9-342; illustrated with 8 fine coloured plates by Jessie Willcox Smith; spine cloth slightly yellowed with small wear to head and tail; internally fine and fresh.


First edition illustrated thus, presented in the later issue binding.


185. MASON, Richard. The Gentleman’s new Pocket Farrier: comprising a general description of the noble and useful animal, the horse; with modes of management in all cases, and treatment in disease…Philadeplhia: J.B. Lipincott & Co. 1865.


£150


8vo. original quarter black morocco, gilt lettering and tools to spine; pp. 1- 415, 1 - 101, some text illustrations; previous owner’s signature in pencil to ffep, very good.


Reprint. This was a popular American guide to horse management, care and breeding, considered especially useful because of the addition of the Annals of the Turf and the American stud book. contains supplements on mules and on the veterinary care of other animals including dogs, cattle, sheep and pigs.


186.MENCKEN, H.L Prejudices Second Series. new York. Alfred A Knopf. 1920.


£298


8vo., original cloth. head of spine a little rubbed otherwise a very good copy.


First edition. inscribed by mencken “For mrs Way. Done in West chester 1922. Da capo! h L mencken”. With norma Way’s signature on front free endpaper.


187. MENCKEN, H.L Prejudices First Series. new York. Alfred A Knopf. 1920.


£248 8vo., original cloth. head of spine a little rubbed otherwise a very good copy.


Third peinting. inscribed by mencken “For mrs Way. maryland salutes Pennsylvania. 1922. h L mencken”.


188. [MENCKEN, H.L.] HAARDT, Sara. Southern Album. Edited with a Preface by h.L. mencken. Garden City. Doubleday Doarn & Co., inc. 1936.


£248


8vo., original cloth. Binding faded and waterstained, the dye to the top edge has bled a few millimetres down the pages.


First edition. inscribed by mencken “norma Way from hLm 1936”. mencken published this collection of stories written by his wife after her


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death. “The biographical preface by h.L. mencken is a revealing portrait of his wife, a criticism of her work, and a valuable commentary on the literature of the South.”


189. MENCKEN, H.L. happy Days 1880-1892. new York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1940.


£398


8vo. original beige cloth, blocked in red and blue; with dust wrapper. Wrapper with some loss at head of spine and a little rubbed and darkened on spine, otherwise a very good copy.


First edition of the first volume of the author’s memoirs. Inscribed in the year of publication by H.L. Mencken “For channing Way Jr via his lovely mother h. L mencken”. With a contemporary review of the book from the new York Times Book Review loosely inserted at the rear with some resultant browning to the rear endpapers.


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