Hardcover. New York , The Citadel Press, 1st, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Harcover, 167 pages, b&w frontispiece and plates. Edge wear, tears to dust jacket. Orange top edge decorative stain. A clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Scribner, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 384 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to edges. Color and black & white images throughout. Tight copy.
Softcover. Millbank, Tate Gallery Publications, Reprint, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 134 pages. Softcover. Light marginal wear to edges. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Cover photograph of the artist's workshop in full color. Clean & unmarked.
Hardcover. New York, Random House, Incorporated, 1st Am, August 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 362 pages. Light edgewear, small closed tear to dust jacket. Light smudges on fore-edge. Else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., 1st US, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 319 pages. Hardcover. Previous owners bookplate on preliminary pages. 16 pages of black & white illustrations. Foxing to top edge. Dust jacket with chipping along edges.
Hardcover. NY, Viking Press, BC Ed., 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 369 pages, b&w plates. Dust jacket worn, chipped. Story of the nineteenth century aristocratic life of the leader of the "Charge of the Light Brigade".
Hardcover. New York , HarperChildrens, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 240 pages. Clean, tight copy. As children, C.S. Lewis and his brother W.H. Lewis created the fantasy world of Boxen. This book collects stories and illustrations, history, geography etc of Boxen. Reproduced original illustrations by the authors. Introduction by Douglas Gresham. The History of Boxen by Walter Hooper.
Hardcover. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1st, 1901, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 302 pages, b&w illustrations. Autobiography of the famous Late Victorian illustrator of London, closely associated with "Punch" and many other outlets, and peer of George DuMaurier and the like. Profusely illustrated with Furniss' mostly comical drawings. Maroon cloth stamped in gilt with a pictorial decoration. Top edge and spine faded. Solid, clean copy. Volume one only.
Hardcover. Leicestershire, England, Matador, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 262 Pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Light edgewear to dust jacket. Previous owner's bookplate on front fly leaf, otherwise, clean, tight copy. Black and white pictures throughout.
Hardcover. New York , Crown, 1st US, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 354 pages, color & black and white plates. In a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Traces the development of the painter's art and the course of his life, discussing his earliest memories, Sinn Fein uprisings in Ireland, World War I, Paris of the surrealists, and England during World War II.
Hardcover. London, Williams & Norgate, 1st, 1911, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth wit gilt stamping, 338 pages with index. 12 tipped-in illustrations. Autobiography of the Right Hon. Robert Farquharson, Member of Parliament. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf otherwise clean.
Hardcover. New Haven, Conn, Yale University Press, 1st, 1926, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth, 139 pages. Gilt title on spine. Slight corner and edge wear, previous owner's signature on front end paper. Otherwise, very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, E. P. Dutton & Company, First Edition, 1938, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 107 pages. Hardcover. Previous owner's signature to front flyleaf. Black & white illustrations throughout. Dust jacket with moderate wear, tears to edges & chipping, now protected with a plastic cover. Toning throughout. Clean & unmarked.
Hardcover. London, Cassell and Company, LTD, 1st, 1913, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 348 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations with tissue guards throughout, including frontispiece. Top edge dyed. Cover boards bound in blue fabric, shows some agewear, gilt title on spine and front cover. Some minor foxing on edges and throughout. Binding still quite tight, former owners' signatures (dated) on front flyleaf.
Hardcover. London, A & E Black, 1st, 1926, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, 293 pages. Nevinson (1858-1932) was a journalist and women's rights activist. A nice reading copy of this hard-to-find autobiography. Covers edgeworn but a clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Thames and Hudson, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 272 pages with 52 color and 102 b&w plates. A unique portrait of the artist by an scholar, who draws on his personal experience of Bacon. A survey of his artistic development precedes critical studies of selected aspects of the artist and his work. Previously unpublished extracts of the author's conversations with Bacon are reproduced and followed by a brief account of Bacon's life.
Hardcover. NY, Arno Press, reprint, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, dark green cloth with gilt stamping, 220 pages including index. Reproduced in facsimile from the 1882 edition. One of Trollope's scarcer titles, especially in hardcover. No dust jacket issued.
Hardcover. Caldwell, Idaho, The Caxton Printers, 1st, 1938, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 265 pages, hardcover with dust jacket. Scarce. Illustrated by Anton Otto Fisher. A frank and detailed description of the life of a English deep-sea fisherman. Moderate edgewear to dust jacket, chipping most pronounced along top edge. Chipping to dust jacket spine as well. Foxing to all edges. Unmarked. A tight copy.
Hardcover. Boston, New Harvest, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 174 pages. Hardcover. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Hoban has written an insightful book into what may have made Lucian Freud the great painter he came to be. From his early days in Germany with his grandfather, Sigmund Freud, to his subsequent life in London, where his family moved before the war, we see Lucian Freud gradually developing from an intense adolescent who often resorted to physical violence in conflicts with others to the powerful figure who changed the face of Realism. His many liaisons with women are described in detail: Hoban offers us a candid sketch of who the most prominent women in his life were, his problems with commitment and other moral conundrums we are forced to consider in his character, such as his questionable demand on his lovers that they use no form of birth control, resulting in at least 14 children, most out of wedlock. Along with that, Freud's gambling addiction and his love of risk are explored by Hoban in a way that allows us a glimpse into Freud's psyche that is invaluable for anyone wanting to understand in a more in depth way the factors that might have contributed to his enormous talents and output.
Hardcover. Stanbridge, The Dovecote Press Ltd, First Thus, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 320 pages. Hardcover. Blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Bright dust jacket with only minor wear. to edges. Black & white photographs throughout. Clean & unmarked, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Arcade, 1st , 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 221 pages. Hardcover. B&w photographs throughout. Red gilt titles on spine. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Follows the rise and fall of Iraqi-born Jewish brothers from London, Charles and Maurice Saatchi, who created some of the most memorable ad campaigns of the 1970s and 1980s, and then in 1994 were ousted from their firm by an American shareholder revolt.
Hardcover. NY, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 384 pages, b&w illustrations. In 1830 a Yamana Indian boy, Orundellico, was bought from his uncle in Tierra del Fuego for the price of a mother-of-pearl button. Renamed Jemmy Button, he was removed from his primitive nomadic existence, where life revolved around the hunt for food and the need for shelter, and taken halfway round the world to England, then at the height of the Industrial Revolution. Clean, in a bright dust jacket.
Hardcover. London, Hodder & Stoughton , 1st, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, maroon cloth with gilt titles on spine, 328 pages, index. Spender (1864-1926) was a leading journalist in England and later ran for office (and lost) as a Liberal candidate in 1922. He covered major events in British history for major newspapers like the Manchester Guardian and Daily News from 1899 until 1914. He was the father of poet Stephen Spender. A clean copy with minor shelf wear.
Hardcover. London, Routledge, 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 212 pages, b&w illustrations. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author with a note by the author laid-in. Light edgewear to dust jacket, faint foxing to top edge. Clean, tight copy. This book discusses the home life of Queen Victoria in the context of her marriage to Prince Albert and her relationships with her children. Whittle describes the purchase, remodeling and rebuilding of Osborne House and Balmoral Castle, a subject often given little attention in other books on the couple's life together.
Hardcover. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1st, 1941, Book: Good, 345 pages. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Gilt title on spine, faded. Covers have some age wear. Age yellowing to edges and pages.
Hardcover. Columbia OH, Ohio State University Press, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 368 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to corners. While "freaks" have captivated our imagination since well before the nineteenth century, the Victorians flocked to shows featuring dancing dwarves, bearded ladies, "missing links," and six-legged sheep. Indeed, this period has been described by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson as the epoch of "consolidation" for freakery: an era of social change, enormously popular freak shows, and taxonomic frenzy. Victorian Freaks: The Social Context of Freakery in Britain, edited by Marlene Tromp, turns to that rich nexus, examining the struggle over definitions of "freakery" and the unstable and sometimes conflicting ways in which freakery was understood and deployed. As the first study centralizing British culture, this collection discusses figures as varied as Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man"; Daniel Lambert, "King of the Fat Men"; Julia Pastrana, "The Bear Woman"; and Laloo "The Marvellous Indian Boy" and his embedded, parasitic twin. The Victorian Freaks contributors examine Victorian culture through the lens of freakery, reading the production of the freak against the landscape of capitalist consumption, the medical community, and the politics of empire, sexuality, and art. Collectively, these essays ask how freakery engaged with notions of normalcy and with its Victorian cultural context.
Hardcover. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1st, 1973, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover. A biography of William H. Bartlett's life and work through both twentieth- and nineteenth-century perspectives. Contains 1 color and 35 black/white plates, as well as a black/white portrait of the artist. Dust jacket shows smudges and rubbing, but book is in near fine condition.