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1203. MOORE (GEORGE). Confessions of a Young Man. Etched frontispiece portrait. 12mo, original cloth, uncut.
London: Swan, Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co., 1888 FIRST EDITION. Very Scarce.
1204. MOORE (GEORGE). Spring Days. A Realistic Novel. A Prelude to "Don Juan." 12mo, original cloth.
London: Vizetelly & Co., 1888
1205. MOORE (GEORGE). Mike Fletcher. A Novel. 12mo, original cloth, uncut. London: Ward and Downey, 1889
FIRST EDITION. Scarce.
AUTOGRAPH PRESENTATION COPY
1206. MOORE (GEORGE). Impressions and Opinions. 12mo, original cloth, uncut. London: David Nutt, 1891 FIRST EDITION. Autograph presentation copy from the author: "To Andre Raffalowich from his friend George Moore. March 10th.''
1207. MOORE (GEORGE). Modern Painting. 12mo, original cloth, gilt top. London: Walter Scott, 1893
FIRST EDITION. Scarce.
1208. MOORE (GEORGE). The Strike at Arlingford. Play in Three Acts. 12mo, original cloth, uncut.
1209. MOORE (GEORGE).
cloth, gilt top.
1210. MOORE (GEORGE). Poor Folk. Translated from the Russian of F. Dostoievsky by Lena Milman. With an Introduction by George Moore. Pictured title repeated on cover, by Beardsley. 12mo, original yellow cloth, uncut. London, 1894
AUTOGRAPH PRESENTATION COPY
1211. MOORE (GEORGE). Celibates. 12mo, original cloth, gilt top, uncut. London: Walter Scott, 1895 FIRST EDITION. Autograph presentation copy from the author: "For Mrs. Crawford with George Moore's kind regards. June 18, 1895."' 1212. MOORE (GEORGE). Evelyn Innes. 12mo, original cloth, gilt top, uncut. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1898
1213. MOORE (GEORGE). The Bending of the Bough. A Comedy in Five Acts. 12mo, original cloth, uncut.
1214. MOORE (GEORGE). original cloth, gilt top, uncut.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1900
Sister Teresa. Frontispiece. 12mo,
1215. MOORE (GEORGE). The Untilled Field. 12mo, original cloth, gilt top, uncut. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1903
1216. MOORE (GEORGE). The Lake. 12mo, original cloth, uncut. London: William Heinemann, 1905
1217. MOORE (GEORGE). Memoirs of My Dead Life. 12mo, original cloth, uncut. London: William Heinemann, 1906
1218. MOORE (GEORGE). Reminiscences of the Impressionist Painters. 12mo, original pictured wrappers, uncut.
FIRST EDITION. Very Scarce.
Dublin: Maunsel & Co., 1906
1219. MOORE (GEORGE). The Apostle. A Drama in Three Acts. 12mo, original cloth, uncut.
1220. MOORE (GEORGE). Hail and Farewell. Ave; Salve; Vale. A Trilogy. 3 vols. 12mo, original cloth.
London: William Heinemann, 1911-1912-(1914)
1221. MOORE (GEORGE). Elizabeth Cooper. A Comedy in Three Acts. 12mo, original cloth. Dublin: Maunsel and Co., 1913 FIRST EDITION.
1222. MOORE (GEORGE). The Brook Kerith. A Syrian Story. 8vo, original boards, parchment back, uncut.
Edinburgh: Printed for T. Werner Laurie, 1916 FIRST EDITION. One of 250 copies, Edition de Luxe, autographed by the author.
1223. MOORE (GEORGE).
Mitchell. 12mo, original cloth.
George Moore. By Susan L.
1224. MOORE (GEORGE). Lewis Seymour and Some Women. 12mo, original cloth, uncut.
FIRST EDITION. London: William Heinemann, n. d. (1917) 1225. MOORE (GEORGE). Vain Fortune. With 11 illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen. Square royal 8vo, original buckram, gilt top, uncut. London: Henry and Co., n. d.
FIRST EDITION. One of 150 copies on Large Paper. Very Scarce.
1226. MOORE (GEORGE) and LOPEZ (BERNARD). Martin Luther. A Tragedy in Five Acts. 12mo, original cloth, red edges. London: Remington and Co., 1879
FIRST EDITION. Extremely Scarce.
1227. MOORE (GEORGE). A Story-Teller's Holiday. original boards, parchment back, uncut.
FIRST EDITION. The author's latest work, and now extremely scarce and sought for. One of a limited issue, with the autograph of the author.
1228. [MOORE (THOMAS).] The Poetical Works of the late Thomas Little, Esq. 12mo, original blue boards, rebacked, uncut, in brown levant morocco solander case.
London: Printed for T. and J. Carpenter, 1801
FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK.
EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY, WITH AUTOGRAPH LETTER 1229. MOORE (THOMAS). Lalla Rookh. 8vo, full old green morocco, blind tooled border on sides, gilt edges.
London: Longmans, 1820 EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with the series of 9 plates after Corbould, in PROOF STATE; 6 plates after Westall, by Heath; 7 plates after Smirke, by Finden and others; a portrait of Moore, PROOF BEFORE LETTERS, on INDIA PAPER; and an Autograph Letter by Moore.
1230. MOORE (THOMAS). Irish Melodies. With an Appendix, containing the Original Advertisements, and the Prefatory Letter on Music. 12mo, full contemporary green morocco, gilt back, gilt panelled sides, with gilt lyre in centre of sides, gilt edges. London, 1827
ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF "THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER" WITH MUSIC
1231. MOORE (THOMAS). ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT of ""TWAS THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER," with MUSIC. Tipped on mount, and bound in oblong 4to, full dark red levant morocco, sides richly panelled, with handsome inlays of Roses in the corners, title in gold on front cover, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.
AN ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF THE UTMOST INTEREST. It consists of two verses, with the music of the air complete.
Moore makes a correction in this score with comments.
FIRST EDITION OF UTOPIA
1232. MORE (SIR THOMAS). Libellus vere Aurens nec minus salutaris, quam festivus de optimo reip. statu, deq. Nova Insula Utopia authore clarissimo viro Thoma Moro inclytae ciuitatis Londinensis cive & vicecomite cura M. Petri Aegidii Antuerpiesis, & arte Theodorici Martini Alustensis, Typographialmae Lovaniensium Academiae nunc primum accuratissime editus. Woodcut of Utopia on verso of title. Small 4to, old full dark blue straightgrain morocco, arms impressed on sides, by Hering.
Colophon: Sermonis pomoeridiani Raphaelis Hythlodei, de legibus & institutis Vtopiensis insulae paucis adhuc cognitae per Clarissimum & eruditissimum virum D. Thomam Morum Ciuem
& Vicecomitem Londoniensen Finis.
Printer's device on verso, Theodrico Martini (1516) [Louvain: Thierry Martin, 1516.]
THE EXCESSIVELY RARE FIRST EDITION. This most important book is of the greatest rarity, the few copies which survive are nearly all poor cropped copies. The present is a large fine one, and was Masterman M. Sykes' copy and bears his arms on sides. A manuscript note of Skyes appears on the verso of the first fly-leaf, stating that the book was given to him by the Rev. James Dalton. The remaining fly-leaves contain interesting bibliographical manuscript notes.
Completed in 1516, the “Utopia" seems to have been sent in manuscript to Peter Giles, Tunstall and Erasmus, all of whom were enthusiastic in its praise. Erasmus, who described it as a revelation of the sources of all political evils, arranged for its publication at Thierry Martin's press at Louvain. It appeared in December 1516. On the verso of the title is a rough woodcut chart of the island, followed by a Utopian "Hexastichon," commendatory poems or letters by Peter Giles, John Paludanus, Bustidius, Cornelius Grapheus, and Gerardus Noviomagus. The book at once became popular. "A burgomaster at Antwerp," wrote Erasmus, "is so pleased with it, that he knows it all by heart," and Ulrich von Huthen applied to Erasmus in 1519, for an account of the author. The Utopia" has been thrice translated into English; in 1551 by Raphe Robinson; in 1684 by Gilbert Burnett, and in 1818 by Arthur Cayley.
1233. MORE (SIR THOMAS). A fruteful and pleasaunt worke of the beste state of a publyque weale, and of the newe yle called Utopia: written in Latine by Syr Thomas More Knyght, and translated into Englyshe by Raphe Robynson Citizein and Goldsmythe of London, at the procurement, and earnest request of George Tadlowe Citezein and Haberdassher of the same Citie. Small 8vo, full dark blue crushed levant morocco, gilt back, gilt edges, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. London: Abraham Bele, 1551
THE FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION. A very fine and perfect copy. Printed in Gothic type.
1234. MORE (SIR THOMAS). The Workes of Sir Thomas More, Knyght, sometyme Lorde Chauncellour of England, wrytten by him in the Englyshe tonge. Title within elaborate woodcut border. Printed in Gothic type. Ornamental woodcut initials. Thick folio, full brown levant morocco, gilt back, gilt panelled sides, gilt edges.
Printed at London at the costes and charges of Iohn Cawod, Iohn VValy, and Richarde Tottell, 1557
VERY FINE COPY OF THE EXCEPTIONALLY RARE FIRST EDITION of More's Collected Works, with the "youthful poems" and the vary rare unpaged leaf between folios 1138-9 containing More's apology to the "Christian reader' for a few printer's blunders. William Rastell, More's nephew, to whom many of his manuscripts seem to have passed, collected most of his English writings in this edition. It is dedicated to Queen Mary by
The Ross Winans copy, with bookplate.
1235. MORRIS (WILLIAM). The Defence of Guenevere, and other Poems. 12mo, original cloth, uncut.
London: Bell and Daldy, 1858 FIRST EDITION. Very Scarce. The author's Second Book, dedicated to Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The Harry Elkins Widener copy, with bookplate.
1236. MORRIS (WILLIAM). Under an Elm-Tree; or, Thoughts in the Country-Side. 16mo, stitched, uncut and unopened, in cloth Aberdeen, 1891
1237. MUFFET (THOMAS). Health's improvement; or, rules comprising and discovering the nature, method, and manner of preparing all sorts of Food used in this Nation. Corrected and enlarged by Christopher Bennet, Dr. in physick, and fellow of the Colledg of Physitians in London. Small 4to, original sprinkled calf. In half brown calf slip-case.
London: Printed by Tho. Newcomb for Samuel Thomson, 1655
THE EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION, with the leaf of Imprimatur, not usually found. This is a most important work, and one of the earliest, so complete, on diet and foods. It contains so much of the unusual, that the reading of it is a delight and a surprise:
"Plutarch thinks that we first learned this knowledge (diet) of brute beasts. For Pigeons and Cocks before they fight, will eat store (if they can get it) of cummin feed to lengthen their breath; and Nightingales eate spiders to prevent stopping; and Lions having surfeited on flesh, abstaine from all meat til it be digested. So the Marlin taught tender persons first to keep warm their feet, the Storkes to remedy costiveness of body by the use of glisters; the Hedghog to avoid walking in windy seasons, the little birds to bathe in summer, the Flies and Bees to keep home in Winter.''
Muffet was widely known, and was "esteemed the famous ornament of the body of physicians and the true pattern of all polite and solid literature."
But one copy appears to have occurred for sale in many years. Not in Lowndes, and no copy in Hoe or Huth.
1238. MUNDAY (ANTHONY). The Downfall of Robert, Earl of Huntington, afterward called Robin Hood of Merrie Sherwodde. With his love to chaste Matilda, the Lord Fitzwaters daughter, afterwardes his faire Maide Marian. Acted by the Right Honourable, the Earle of Nottingham, Lord high Admirall of England, his seruants. Headband and ornament on title. Small 4to, full dark blue levant morocco, gilt back, title on back and side, gilt edges, by Rivière. Imprinted at London for William Leake, 1601 FIRST EDITION. VERY FINE COPY OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE PLAY. Printed in Gothic and Roman type.
This is THE FIRST ENGLISH PLAY having as subject the popular and famous character of Robin Hood. From entries in Henslow's Diary, it is evident the play was written and possibly performed early in 1598, as several notes are made of payment to Munday for this play called "the first part of Robin Hood." In this play appear all the famous characters of Friar Tuck, Little John, Maid Marian, Richard Cœur de Lion, as well as the Prior of York and others that figure in the legendary ballads, and Scott's "Ivanhoe." Shakespeare was undoubtedly acquainted with this play, as the song of Friar Tuck (on the verso of F4) What lack ye" suggests that he had it in mind in composing Autolycus' song in The Winter's Tale' (IV. 3) written about ten years later.
Of 18 plays written by Munday, this, "The Downfall," and its sequel "The Death of Robert, Earl of Huntington,'' and two others, exist to-day.