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253. SPENSER, Edmund. Epithalamion & Amoretti. John & E. Bumpus, Ltd. 1903.


£1,250


8vo., choicely bound for Bumpus in full dark green morocco, boards with double gilt line panel enclosing elaborate floral corner pieces with red leather onlays, spine lettered and panelled in gilt, all edges gilt. Frontispiece portrait, engraved head and tail pieces. Spine the slightest bit darkened otherwise a fine copy in cloth chemise and morocco backed (sunned) slipcase.


Limited edition of 250 numbered. A choicely printed edition in a fine and elegant binding. Presentation ink inscription “From Elsie Duveen”, the tobacco heiress and baroness wife of renowned art dealer Joseph Duveen


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254. [SPORT]. The Sportsman’s Dictionary; or, the Gentleman’s companion: for town and country. containing full and particular instructions for riding, hunting, fowling, setting, fishing, racing, farriery, cocking, hawking, etc… by experienced gentlemen, Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson. 1800.


£500


4to. Later full speckled calf, gilt double fillet to boards, gilt spine divided in to six compartments with raised bands, gilt centre tools, red morocco label with gilt lettering to second compartment; unpaginated, printed in double columns, frontispiece and 16 plates; occasional spotting mainly to prelims, very good.


Fourth edition, improved and enlarged. This comprehensive guide to field sports and country pursuits includes sections on horse breeding and care and on the management of hunting dogs and game birds. This was a popular and useful book, full of tips and wisdom, and this copy is presented in a very handsome binding.


255. Spy [Sir Leslie Ward] Georgina Weldon. original lithograph, from the ‘vanity Fair’ series, published may 3rd 1884. 345 190 mm.


mrs Weldon was instrumental, as a result of her time in the Law courts, in bringing about the establishment of the court of criminal Appeal and forcing Women’s rights to be re-examined.


£75


256. [STRUWWELPETER IMITATION]. The Book of Bosh, With Which Are incorporated Some Amusing And instructive nursery Stories in Rhyme. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co., Limited. [1890].


£598 4to. original olive green cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards; pp. [52]; 256


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with glorious colour-printed plates throughout; an unusually good copy of a fragile book; externally with some browning and rubbing to boards and small wear to corners; internally fresh throughout with the unavoidable offset browning to free endpapers and cracking to inner hinges and to top fore-corner of lower board; scarce.


Second edition; first published in 1889 by Griffith, Farran, okeden & Welsh. An unusual collection of cautionary tales and limericks in imitation of hoffmann’s Struwwelpeter. includes stories in verse such as “About naughty Jane, who bit her nails”; “The Terrible Story of the Boy who would tear his Books” and “The Tragic Story of the Boy who teased his Sisters”. Only 6 copies of the first edition listed on OCLC/WorldCat and 2 copies of


the second edition


(Staasbibliothek Zu Berlin and Toronto Public Library).


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