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T. Crofton Croker: edited by T. Wright, with a memoir of the author by his son, T.F. Dillon Croker: with ownership, gift inscription, and a DRAWING by William Rothenstein:
Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland.

London: William Tegg, n.d. [c.1870] A New and Complete Edition. xxxiv, [ii], 486, [2], [4] adverts. Many engravings in the text. Inner joints discreetly repaired. A few pages circa p333 have some foxing to the margin. p.xiii/xiv has an edge repair, and there is a little damage to the edge of p.255. Contents in very good order, with minimal other indications of age or use. The front free endpaper bears (all in ink) the lightly crossed-out ownership name 'Willy Rothenstein 1887', followed by the gift inscription 'To William Jellie esq. B.A. // In memory of the many happy hours I have spent with you in London // from [signed] Will Rothenstein // July 1888'; with, on the pastedown, a humorous ink caricature, perhaps a likeness of Jellie, with peasant hat and pipe, initialled WR, and captioned 'Och, a Paddy e'er was a sharrp wan.' Jellie, an Irishman, who went on to become a Unitarian minister of note, would have been about 22, while Rothenstein would have been about 16, and was to become famed for his portraits. In the recently refurbished original binding of green cloth, ruled and decorated in black, and titled in gilt. A very attractive sound bright copy, with a delightful provenance. Very Good+.

Price: 620.00


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One Hundred Figure Drawings.

London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1936. First UK edition. 96pp: with Table of Contents and a short Introduction. Contents very clean. Quarto, in the original pale ochre cloth lettered in brown, with some soiling, rebacked, with the spine relaid. Good firm copy, uncommon edition. Very Good.

Price: 45.00


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Paul Augustinus:
Desert Adventure. In search of wilderness in Namibia and Botswana. [de luxe signed Sponsors' Edition]

South Africa: Acorn Books, 1997. First printing, Sponsors' Edition. 240pp: with maps, and richly illustrated with the author's drawings, paintings, and colour photographs of wildlife. Half-title is signed by Paul Augustinus and bears the tipped-in Sponsors' Edition slip stating it to be Volume H (of 26 copies), and the recipient's name. Laid-in is a tissue folder containing an extra-illustration lithograph of an elephant, similar to that reproduced on the contents page. Landscape quarto (11x11.5ins), in the special grey half-leather binding with red spine label and marbled boards. All as new, in the oatmeal cloth slipcase with marbled edges and rounded leather rims: as new but for a 5mm pale mark and a trace of scuffing to the marbling. Beautiful copy. Fine.
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Price: 200.00


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Shirley Sherwood:
A Passion For Plants: Contemporary Botanical Masterworks from the Shirley Sherwood Collection.

London: Cassell, 2001. First edition. 264pp, with magnificent colour plates throughout. Contents fresh and unmarked. Large quarto, 30x24cms, in the original binding of green cloth, bright and firm, all corners sharp. Fine, in the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: the front image is slightly sunned at the edge near the spine. A beautiful copy. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.
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Price: 65.00


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Tessa Newcomb: with Philip Vann, and with a foreword by Richard Mabey:
The Adorable Plot. Paintings and writings about garden allotments. [Signed copy]

Bristol: Sansom & Company, 2012. First edition. 96pp, richly illustrated in colour. The title sounds as though this could be an anthology, but the paintings and, after the introduction, the writings, are all by Newcomb. Quarto glossy paperback, 27x21cms, in fresh, unread condition. Brings together her art, her sly writing, and her love of country process and growing things: full of delight, and firmly rooted in earthy and concise observation. Half title signed by Tessa Newcomb. Lovely copy. Mint.

Price: 85.00


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