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ASHENDENE PRESS. 38 Boccaccio. Il Libro di Messer Giovanni Boccaccio.
Beautifully printed in blue, red, and black by Mr. St. John Hornby at his Private Press.
Folio, original half buckram, uncut.
39 Dante. Tutte le Opere.
Printed in red and black, and adorned with a series of large woodcut illustrations.
Folio, in the original binding of oak boards, leather back.
Post 8vo, full levant morocco extra, gilt back, the sides containing
41 Lucretius. Opera. T. Lucreti cari de rerum natura libri sex.
Beautifully printed in red and black.
42 Saint Clare. Vita di Santa Chiara Vergine Davgolino Verino Florentino.
Square 8vo. Privately Printed at the Ashendene Press, Shelley House, Chelsea, 1921.
PRINTED ON VELLUM. 43 Saint Francis of Assisi. Un mazzetto scelto di certi fioretti del glorioso
poverello di Cristo San Francesco Di Assisi insieme col cantico al sole del medesimo.
Printed in red and black, with wood engravings designed by C. M. Gere, and engraved by IT. H. Hooper.
Folio, original vellum binding. A shendene Press, 1904. £26 ONE OF 25 COPIES PRINTED ENTIRELY UPOX PCRE VELLUM.
44 Saint Francis of Assisi. Another Copy.
Printed in red and black on paper by St. John and Cicely Hornby, and adorned with pictures designed by C. M. Gere, and cut on the wood by W. H. Hooper.
Small folio, original boards. Ashendene Press, 1904. £13 13s
I Fioretti del Glorioso Poverello di Cristo S. Francesco de Assisi.
£4 4s * One of 240 copies printed on hand-made paper.
46 ASHTON (John). Men, Maidens and Manners a Hundred Years Ago.
With 34 contemporary illustrations.
47 ATKINSON (G. F.). “Curry and Rice," or, the Ingredients of Social
FIRST EDITION. Imp. 8vo, original cloth gilt, g. e.
48 ATKINSON (J. A.). Scenes taken from The Miseries of Human Life, By One of The Wretched.
Engraved title-page with coloured cut, and 16 full-page coloured plates, drawn and designed by J. A. Atkinson.
Oblong 8vo, contemporary half roan. London, 1807. £2 10s
49 AUSTEN (Jane). Mansfield Park: A Novel.
FIRST EDITION. 3 vols., post Svo, original half calf, s e. (no halftitles). London, 1814.
50 AUSTIN (Alfred). Leszko the Bastard: A Tale of Polish Grief.
“ LOVE, IN EVERY CLIME,
THROUGH ALL VICISSITUDES OF TIME,
Whisperings from the Great. An Autograph Birthday Album.
128 6d *** Copy originally belonging to Alfred Austin, Poet Laureate, having his Ex Libris inside cover, and initials A. A." on front cover.
52 (AYTOUN (W. E.).] The Book of Ballads. Edited by Bon Gaultier.
Illustrated by Alfred Crowquill.
FIRST EDITION. 12mo, half morocco, . e. London, 1845. 18s 53
The Book of Ballads by Bon Gaultier.
Doyle. London, Orr & Co., 1849.
Leech. London, Orr & Co., N.D.
appearing in the third edition.
54 BARBELLION (W. N. P.). A Last Diary.
A Last Diary. With a Preface by Arthur J.
tions of P. T. Barnum, including his golden rules for money-making.
Illustrated with portrait and numerous plates.
“ To my old Friend
P. T. Barnum.
56 BARRIE (Sir James). My Lady Nicotine.
FIRST ÉDITION. Post Svo, original cloth, uncut, 1. e. g.
£2 10s 57
Shakespeare's Legacy. (A Play.)
FIRST EDITION. Small 4to, original wrappers, 1916. £12 12s *** One of 25 copies privately printed with the permission of the Author by Clement
Shorter for distribution among his friends.
Tommy and Grizel,
10s 6d ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT. 59
“ Four Books a Year." A satirical attack on a Scotch Reading Guild.
THE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED.
Comprising 7 pp., 8vo, hinged in sunk mounts, and hand somely bound (with typed transcript) to 4to size in full morocco extra, lettered on side and back. 1889.
£56 A particularly interesting manuscript of an article written by Barrie for the
Observer.” It commences :“ Hardly has the world ceased to look on wondering, with its thumbs down, at the Free Church defying the Macaskills, when news comes of still more 'liberal' movements in Free Church homes. The members of certain advanced Free Churches, or rather the bolder spirits among them, have taken a solemn vow to read four books a year. The object, it need scarcely be said, is self-culture on a grand scale, and any four books will not do. Lest there be practical jokers in the house, however--and one never knows-even in Free Church Manses-competitors may be warned of the fate of Balbus, a schoolboy. Balbus, with a determination not less than theirs, swore to read a complete book in a month, and risked his catapult on the oath. He never got beyond chapter eight, however, for those with whom he had the bet always turned his marker back to the end of the preceding chapter, and kept him reading chapter eight till time was up." Etc., etc.
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" The Freedom of Edinburgh to Follow."
THE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED OF THIS HUMOROUS STORYDTTE.
Comprising 7 pp., 8vo. 1889. Preserved in sunk mounts, and handsomely bound in full levant morocco extra, iettered on side and back.
£58 A humorous Storyette concerning a casual acquaintance; written for and printed in the
“Scot's Observer," 13th July, 1889. It concludes :"'I know you perfectly now Daniel. You are a waiter at the Dash Dash Club.'
Barrie (Sir James) The Freedom of Edinburgh to Follow-continued.
«• You're wrong, Mr. Brown,' he answered. 'I used to be; and I remember your dining
there occasionally with Mr. Jones, but I left more than a year ago.' “' And what, may I ask, are you doing now?' “ There was a queer look on his face, but he replied blithely : "I am in Parliament now.' As we parted I felt for a sixpence in my waistcoat pocket, and Daniel, I think, watched my hand with only affected indifference. Then I remembered that he was in Parliament now, shook his hand warmly instead, and walked home reflecting.”
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* Mr. Barrie in the Chair." An Autobiographical Account of himself as Chairman at a “ Burns ” Dinner.
THE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT.
Comprising 5 pp., 8vo. 1894. Preserved in sunk mounts and handsomely bound (with artistic title-page inserted) in full levant morocco extra, lettered on side and back. Small 4to.
£60 Written for and printed in the National Observer,” 3rd February, 1894. It is a
biographical account of himself as presiding at a “Burns ” dinner, and is written in his characteristic style, although it is thinly supposed to be the product of the pen of
some journalist present at the meeting. “A black night it was in Greenock on Thursday last, but we would only let ourselves
be blown in one direction for a' that; into the town hall, to wit, where the Burns
dinner was 'on,' Mr. J. M. Barrie in the chair. “I have not read Mr. Barrie's books, but I wanted to ask him about that tobacco. I
didn't. “We, or at least I had looked for a jovial Scot, full of merry quirk, rollicking gay. I
can't quite get the adjective that hits off Mr. Barrie, but I'll take my oath it is none of these. He fascinates me, and that is the faithful, though doubtless bold, record of my observations." Etc., etc.
62 A Collection of 26 Proof Impressions on Japanese Vellum of his various
Works, all neatly mounted to a uniform size and enclosed in a folio