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9. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER; or, the Finest Scenes, Lyrics, and Other Beauties of those Two Poets. Now First Se. lected with Notes, by Leigh Hunt. 12mo, cloth, uncut. First Edition.
10. BEHN (MRS. APHRA). All the Histories and Novels written by the late Ingenious Mrs. Behn. Portrait engraved by B. Cole, and plates engraved by Pine. 2 vols. 12mo, polished calf, gilt edges, by Tout.
11. BENSON (CAPT. L.). The Book of Remarkable Trials and Notorious Characters, from Half-Hanged Smith, 1700, to Oxford who Shot at the Queen, 1840. Colored frontispiece and a large number of etchings by Phiz. 8vo, half calf, gilt back, gilt top, uncut.
London, n. d.
12. BERNARD (JOHN). Retrospections of the Stage. Portrait. 2 vols. 12mo, polished calf.
13. BLACK-LETTER BALLADS. A Collection of SeventyNine Black-Letter Ballads and Broadsides, printed in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, 1559-1597. With Introduction and Illustrative Notes. 8vo, original cloth, uncut.
14. BOKER (GEORGE H.). Plays and Poems. Two volumes in one, thick 12mo, original cloth.
Boston, 1857 Contains “Francesca da Rimini” considered the finest Romantic Drama ever produced by an American.
15. BOOK-LOVER'S ALMANAC. Complete set. Contributions by many distinguished Bibliophiles, among them: Wm. Loring Andrews, Eugene Field, Octave Uzanne, Chas. Dexter Allen, Theo. L. De Vinne, etc., etc. Superbly illustrated with a large number of etchings, colored plates, facsimiles, etc., by Robida, E. D. French, Morin and others. 5 vols., original wrappers, uncut.
New York, 1893-97
16. BOOTH (EDWIN). The Life and Art of, by William Winter. Numerous fine plates. 8vo, half green morocco, gilt top, uncut.
New York, 1893 One of 25 copies on hand-made paper with the plates on Whatman paper. With Mr. Winter's autograph on the fly-leaf and a valuable Autograph letter, 2 pages, 12mo, of Edwin Booth, signed in full, Boston, April 22, 1886, inserted.
17. BORROW (GEORGE). Works. Comprising: Lavengro; Romany Rye; Zincali; The Bible in Spain; and Wild Wales. Por trait. 5 vols. 12mo, half brown levant morocco, gilt tops, uncut.
New York, 1888
18. BRITISH CLASSICS. A Collection of Classical Essays by the Most Admired Authors. Engraved portraits and title-pages. 34 vols. small 8vo, mottled calf, red and blue leather labels.
London: J. Parsons, 1793, etc. Pretty set of this handy edition. Comprises: The Spectator, 8 vols.; The Guardian, 2 vols.; The World, 4 vols.; The Tatler, 4 vols.; The Rambler, 4 vols.; The Citizen of the World, 2 vols.; The Connoisseur, 4 vols.; The Adventurer, 4 vols.; The Idler, and Shenstone & Goldsmith's Essays. 19. BRITISH DRAMATISTS. Lives of. By Thomas Campbell, William Gifford, Leigh Hunt, George Darley, etc. Two volumes in one, 12mo, half morocco.
Philadelphia, 1846 20. BROOKE (GUSTAVUS VAUGHAN). Life. By W. J. Lawrence. Portrait on India paper. 8vo, cloth, gilt top, uncut.
Edition limited to 500 copies signed by the author. Belfast, 1892 21. BROOKFIELD (CHARLES H. E.). Random Reminiscences. Portrait. 8vo, cloth, uncut.
London, 1902 22. BROUGHAM (JOHN). Celebrated Comedian and Humorous Writer. Autograph Manuscript of his Autobiography, closely written on 29 folio sheets, entirely in his handwriting.
This starts with Chapter A. “Earliest Recollections,' and ends abruptly, so that it is surmised that some other leaves followed it. There are many corrections in Mr. Winter's handwriting. A highly valuable specimen of the brilliant wit. 23. -- Original Autograph Manuscript “My ain Donald." 31 lines, with a clever pen-and-ink sketch of a Scotch shepherd and a sheep in the corner. 1 page, folio (small tear in one fold).
A typical production of the great Dramatist-Comedian, who has been called the wittiest man of the 19th century. 24. — The Lantern, Vol. 1, No. 3. Woodcuts. 4to.
N. Y., Jany. 24, 1852 Edited by the brillant Playwright and Comedian, this funny paper had but a brief existence. 25. BROWN (T. ALLSTON). History of the American Stage. With Biographical Sketches, 1733-1870. Numerous portraits. 8vo, cloth (somewhat worn).
New York (1870] 26. BUCHANAN (GEORGE). The Witty and Entertaining Exploits of George Buchanan, commonly called the King's Fool. From the original MS. dated 1725. 12mo, half morocco, gilt top, uncut.
London, 1900 Limited Edition, Privately Printed. 27. BULFINCH (THOMAS). Age of Chivalry; or Legends of King Arthur. Illustrated. 12mo, half calf, gilt top.
Boston, 1869 28. BULLEN (A. H.). Musa Proterva: Love Poems of the Restoration. Edited by A. H. Bullen. 8vo, original cloth, gilt top, uncut.
N. p., Privately Printed, 1895 One of an edtion of 225 numbered copies printed on hand-made paper.
29. A Christmas Garland. Carols and Poems from the Fifteenth Century to the Present Time. Edited by A. H. Bullen. With many illustrations on India paper by H. G. Wells. 8vo, original cloth, paper label, all edges uncut.
London, 1885 One of an edition limited to 150 numbered copies. 30. England's Helicon. A Collection of Lyrical and Pastoral Pieces. 8vo, original brown cloth, calf back, gilt top, uncut.
London, 1887 Large Paper Edition on hand-made paper, limited to 200 copies.
Lyrics from the Song Books of the Elizabethan Age. 8vo, original brown cloth, calf back, gilt top, uncut. London, 1887
Large Paper Edition on hand-made paper, limited to 200 copies.
More Lyrics from the Song Books of the Elizabethan Age. 8vo, original brown cloth, calf back, gilt top, uncut.
London, 1888 Large Paper Edition, on hand-made paper, limited to 250 copies. 33. Poems chiefly Lyrical from Romances and Prose Tracts, Elizabethan. 8vo, original brown cloth, calf back, gilt top, uncut.
London, 1889 Large Paper Edition, on hand-made paper, limited to 250 copies. 34. Lyrics from the Dramatists of the Elizabethan Age. 8vo, original brown cloth, calf back, gilt top, uncut. London, 1889 Large Paper Edition on hand-made paper. Limited to 200 copies.
Davison's Poetical Rhapsody. 2 vols. 8vo, original brown cloth calf backs, gilt tops, uncut.
London, 1890-1891 Large Paper Edition on hand-made paper. Only 250 copies printed.
36. BULWER-LYTTON (EDWARD). Part of a Political Letter, 1 page 4to, signed Edward Lytton Bulwer.
Interesting specimen, addressed to Harper Bros. Mended in folds.
37. BURK (JOHN). Bunker-Hill; or the Death of General Warren. An Historic Tragedy in Five Acts. View of the Park Theater, 1831, and facsimiles. 8vo, wrappers, uncut.
New York: The Dunlap Society, 1891 Edition limited to 190 copies printed from type.
38. BURKE (SIR BERNARD). Reminiscences: Ancestral, Anecdotal and Historic. Illustrated. 8vo, half blue calf, gilt top.
London, n. d. 39. Family Romance; or, Episodes in the Domestic Annals of the Aristocracy. 2 vols. 8vo, half calf (one cover loose, contents
London, 1853 First Edition. Scarce.
40. BURNS (ROBERT). Chronicle of the Hundredth Birthday of Robert Burns. Collected and Edited by James Ballantine.
With portrait engraved by S. Freeman, and vignette title. Royal 8vo, half blue morocco, gilt top, uncut.
Edinburgh, 1859 A record of 872 centenary celebrations in Europe and America. 41. Poetical Works. With Memoir by Sir Harris Nicolas. Portrait engraved by H. Robinson. 3 vols. small 12mo, full morocco, gilt and blind tooled, gilt edges. London: Pickering, 1839
Aldine Edition. Fine set.
42. - The One hundred and fifty-second Anniversary of, celebrated by The Burns Society of New York. Portrait. 8vo, original printed covers.
N. Y., 1911 Mr. Winter's Contribution was “The Immortal Memory of Robert
With autographs of Mr. Winter and several others on the first page. 43. [-] Winter (Wm.). Author's Original Manuscript of his “The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns,” written on 114 pages, narrow 8vo, in Mr. Winter's characteristic handwriting.
Mr. Winter's Oration at the 152nd Anniversary of the birth of Burns. 44. [-] Winter (Wm.). A Thought of Burns. The Author's Original Manuscript of this fine Poem, 12 stanzas of 4 lines each, signed in full. On 4 sheets 4to, pasted together. Written on one side only.
With a typed copy and autograph note by W. W. 45. BURTON (JOHN HILL). The Book-Hunter, etc. With Additional Notes, by Richard Grant White. 8vo, cloth, gilt top.
New York, 1863 46. BURTON (WILLIAM E.). Actor, Author and Manager. A Sketch of His Career, with Recollections of His Performances. Portraits and other illustrations. 8vo, cloth, uncut.
New York, 1885 47. Another copy. Nustrated. Quarto, original folded sheets, all edges uncut.
New York, 1885 Large Paper Copy. Only 50 copies printed. 48. BUTLER (FRANCES ANNE, "FANNY KEMBLE"). Journal. 2 vols. 12mo, original cloth, uncut. Philadelphia, 1835
49. BYRON (LORD). Poetical Works.
Poetical Works. Very finely ExtraIllustrated by the insertion of 217 engraved plates of scenes, persons, etc., mentioned in the text. The plates have been carefully inlaid to size wherever necessary. 8 vols., very handsomely bound in full blue morocco, gilt paneled backs, triple line gilt borders on sides, gilt laced inside borders, gilt edges.
London: John Murray, 1839 Handsome set of the large type Library Edition. 50. CARLETON (GEO. W.). Autograph card, with his curious "bird" signature. Oct. 10, 1880.
Relating to Fitz-James O'Brien and his writings.
51. CARNEGIE (ANDREW). An American Four-in-Hand in Britain. Frontispiece. Square 8vo, half straight-grained morocco, gilt top.
New York, 1883 First Edition. Fine copy.
52. CHESTERFIELD (LORD). Letters written to his Son. Edited with Notes, and a Biographical Notice of the Author, by Charles S. Carey. Portrait. 2 vols. 8vo, blue polished calf, backs richly gilt.
53. CHURCHILL (CHARLES). The Rosciad and The Apology. Edited by Robert W. Lowe. With 8 fine photogravure portraits. Quarto, cloth, uncut.
London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1891 Edition limited to 400 numbered copies.
54. CHURCHYARD (THOMAS). A Musicall Consort of Heauenly harmonie (compounded out of manie parts of Musicke) called Churchyard's Charitie.-A Praise of Poetrie. Thin quarto, boards, leather back, uncut.
Imprinted at London, 1595. (Reprinted at the Auchinleck Press, by Alex. Boswell, 1817.)
From the library of Samuel Weller Singer, the noted scholar. Only 40 copies privately printed.
55. CIBBER (THEOPHILUS) to David Garrick, Esq., with Dissertations on Theatrical Subjects. 1759. Cibber (T.). Dissertations on Theatrical Subjects; with Appendix containing some Matters Relative to the Stage not yet made Public. 1756. In 1 vol. 8vo, calf.
56. CLAPP (JOHN B.) AND EDGETT (E. F.). Players of the Present. With numerous fine portraits. 3 vols. 8vo, original wrappers, uncut. New York: The Dunlap Society, 1899-1901
Edition limited to 265 copies printed from type.
57. CLARETIE (JULES). Brichanteau, Actor. Translated from the French. 12mo, cloth, uncut.'
58. CLEMENS (SAMUEL.). Large bristol-board card used by him as a memoranda sheet. Some thirty lines of notes, etc., entirely in his autograph. With a 13-line note in the autograph of Wm. Winter, with signature, relating to this card.
A very curious relic, showing how Mark Twain noted down memoranda of various kinds, subjects for articles, etc. 59. COLLES (W. M.). AND HARDY (HAROLD). Playright and Copyright in all Countries. How to Protect a Play or a Book throughout the World. 8vo, cloth.
London, 1906 60. COLLIER (JOHN PAYNE). A Book of Roxburghe Ballads. Numerous woodcuts. Sq. 8vo, roxburghe (rubbed). A very rare Collection Limited Edition.