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BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF
FREDERIC R. HALSEY
AND FROM OTHER COLLECTIONS
WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING BY LEECH
1. A'BECKETT (GILBERT ABBOTT). The Comic History of Rome. Ten full page colored engravings on steel from designs by JOHN LEECH and numerous woodcuts by the same. 8vo. In the original green pictorial paper covered numbers as issued, uncut.
London: Bradbury & Evans, n.d. In this copy has been inserted AN ORIGINAL PENCIL DRAWING BY JOHN LEECH which contains his own portrait, A 'Beckett's and that of Henry Mayhew. The drawing bears the autograph “Jno. Leech” over his own portrait. In slip-case of half red morocco.
2. ACKERMAN (R.). The Microcosm of London. This work already honored by H. I. S. approbation is most humbly dedicated by permission to His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, by his grateful and obedient servant, R. Ackerman. The architectural parts outlined by Mr. Pugin (Augustus Welby Northmore). The figures are from the pencil of Mr. Rawlinson. 104 illustrations, colored. 3 volumes. Small folio. Three-quarters red crushed levant morocco, gilt edges.
London: R. Ackerman, n.d. Inserted is A. L. S. of A. Welby Pugin to “Dear Bury” (Blaize de Bury) French Author.
A splendid copy of this scarce colored plate book. With bookplate of H. S. Van Duser.
3. ACRELIUS (ISRAEL). Beskrifning Om De Swenska Foersamlingars Forna ock Naewarande Tilstand, Uti, Det sa kallade Nya Swerige, Bedan Nya Nederland, Men nu for tiden Pensylvanien, samt naestliggande Orter wid Aelfwen De La Ware, Waest Yersey och New-Castle County uti Norra America. Small 4to, half leather.
Stockholm: Harberg E. Hesselberg, 1759
VERY FINE AND LARGE COPY OF THIS RARE AND IMPORTANT WORK. "The Swedish Colony and mission on the Delaware, planted in 1638, under Oxenstiern, wrested by Stuyvesant of Manhattan and annexed to New Netherland in 1655 and swallowed up by the English in 1664, together with the other Dutch possessions in America, was never really abandoned or forgotten by the parent state till 1791, when it became permanently provided for and protected as part of the Great Republic of the United States. The best History of it is this by Acrelius born in 1714, died 1800, who wrote first hand, having been provost over its three Churches and Rector of the Old Swedish Church at Wilmington for seven years, 1749-56.
4. ADAMS (ESTELLE DAVENPORT, Editor). Sea Song and River Rhyme from Chaucer tọ Tennyson. With a new Poem by A, C. Swinburne. With ve etchings. 12mo, cloth, gilt top, uncut.
London, 1887 From the estate of F. R. Halsey.
5. ADAMS (W. H. DAVENPORT). The Merry Monarch ; or, England under Charles II. Its Art, Literature, and Society. Superbly EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with a large number of Portraits of the Famous Personages of the period. 4 vols. (2 vols. extended to 4), full crimson crushed levant morocco, heavy gold line borders on sides and panelled backs, gold dentelle inside borders, gilt tops, uncut, by Riviere.
London: Remington & Co., 1885 Very choice copy. 6. ADDISON (JOSEPH). Cato. A Tragedy. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane, by Her Majesty's Servants. 4to, sewed, uncut, with the half-title enclosed, in a cloth cover.
London: Printed for J. Tonson, at Shakespear's Head
over-against Catherine-Street in the Strand, 1713 FIRST EDITION. Rare in this state.
7. AESOP AND GAY. Fables of Aesop, With a Life of the Author; and Embellished with 112 plates. 2 vols.–Fables by John Gay, With a Life of the Author; and Embellished with 70 plates. 2 vols. Profusely illustrated with full-page copper-plates by Blake, Stothard, and others. Together, 4 vols., large 8vo, full mottled calf, richly gilt backs and inside borders, gilt edges, by Morrell.
London: John Stockdale, 1793 Fine, clean copy of the famous Stockdale edition.
8. AINSWORTH (WILLIAM HARRISON). The Spendthrift: A Tale. With illustrations by Hablot K. Browne. 8vo, original cloth, uncut.
London, 1857 First EDITION. From the estate of F. R. Halsey.
9. AINSWORTH (WILLIAM HARRISON). Collected set of FIRST EDITIONS of the Works of. 151 Volumes. Original cloth, or wrappers, as issued.
The set consists of the following:-Letters from Cockney Lands, 1826; Sir John Chiverton, 1826; May Fair. In Four Cantos. 1827; Rook wood: a Romance, 3 vols., 1834; Rookwood. (THE FOURTH EDITION, complete in one volume, with illustrations by George Cruikshank.) 1836; Crichton, 3 vols., 1837; Nick of the Woods. A Story of Kentucky, by the Author of "Spartacus, etc. Edited by Ainsworth. 3 vols., 1837; Jack Sheppard, 3 vols., 1839; The Tower of London, 1840; Guy Fawkes; or, The Gunpowder Treason. 3 vols. (Illustrated by George Cruikshank.) 1841; Old Saint Paul's: A Tale of the Plague and the Fire. 20 etched plates by Franklin. 3 vols., 1841; The Miser's Daughter, 3 vols., Illustrated by George Cruikshank, 1842; Ainsworth's Magazine. A Monthly Miscellany of Romance, General Literature and Art. Edited by William Harrison Ainsworth. From February, 1842, to December, 1854, inclusive, complete. 1842-54; 26 vols. Windsor Castle. (First 8vo. edi. tion with eighteen full-page illustrations, and eighty-seven woodcuts by George Cruikshank and others.) 1843; Windsor Castle. 3 vols. (With three frontispieces by Cruikshank.) 1843; Saint James': or The Court of Queen Anne. 3 vols., illustrated by George Cruikshank, 1844; Auriol: or, The Elixir of Life. (As it appeared in Colburn's New Monthly Magazine and Humorist July and August numbers, 1845. The orig. inal installments as they first appeared in a “Supplement, Gratis. With the many illustrations by Phiz.) 1845; Old Saint Paul's: A Tale of the Plague and the Fire. (A new edition with illustrations by John Franklin and H. K. Browne.) 1847; James the Second: or, The Revo. lution of 1688. 3 vols., 1848; Crichton. (THIRD EDITION, revised, with illustrations by H. K. Browne.) 1849; The Lancashire Witches, 1849; The Lancashire Witches, 3 vols., 1849; Life and Adventures of Mervyn Clitheroe. In the original parts, with full-page plates by Phiz, and all designs and advertisements. 1851; The Flitch of Bacon: or, The Custom of Dunmow. Illustrated by John Gilbert. 1854; The Lancashire Witches. (THIRD EDITION, with illustrations by John Gilbert.) 1854; Ballads: Romantic, Fantastical and Humorous. 1855; Rookwood. With illustrations by John Gilbert. 1857; The Spendthrift. Illustrated by H. K. Browne. 1857; The Combat of The Thirty. From a Breton Lay of the 14th Century. 1859; Ovingdean Grange. Illustrated by H. K. Browne. 1860; The Lord Mayor of London: or, City Life in the Last Century. 3 vols., 1862; Cardinal Pole: or, The Days of Philip and Mary. 3 vols., 1863; John Law: The Projector. 3 vols., 1864; The Spanish Match: or, Charles Stuart at Madrid. 3 vols., 1865; The Constable de Bourbon. 3 vols., 1866; Old Court. 3 vols., 1867; Myddleton Pomfret, 3 vols., 1868; Hilary St. Ives, 3 vols., 1870; Boscobel: or, The Royal Oak, 3 vols., 1872; The Good Old Times: or, The Story of the Manchester Rebels of '45, 3 vols., 1873; Merry England: or, Nobles and Serfs, 3 vols., 1874; Preston Fight: or, The Insurrection of 1715, 3 vols., 1875; The Goldsmith's Wife, 3 vols., 1875; The Leaguer of Lathom, 3 vols., 1876; Chetwynd Calverley, 3 vols., 1876; History of the Dunmow Flitch of Bacon Custom. By William Andrews. With a Poem by Ainsworth entitled “The Custom of Dunmow,” 1877; Beau Nash: or, Bath in the 18th Century, 3 vols., (1879); The Fall of Somerset, 3 vols., 1877; Banquet to W. H. Ainsworth, Esq., at the Manchester Town Hall, Sept. 15, 1881. Printed for private circulation, this being No. 17 of an edition limited to 40 copies, 1881; Brochure presented to the guests at the banquet given to Ainsworth on Sept. 15, 1881. 1881; William Harrison Ainsworth. A Memoir. By W. E. A. Axon. One of an edition limited to 100 copies. 1902; William Harrison Ainsworth and His Friends. By S. M. Ellis. (2 vols.), 1911; Stanley Brereton, 3 vols., n. d.; (1881) Talbot Harland. Dick's Sixpenny edition, generally excepted as the first edition. 1871; The Works of Cheviot Tichburn. (With the types of John Leigh.) 1825; Beatrice Tyldesley, 3 vols., 1878; The Constable of the Tower, 3 vols., 1861; The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45. Published by Tinsley Bros., 8 Catherine Street, Strand. This is the second edition of “The Good
Old Times,” which was issued in 1873, and contains a long preface explaining the author's reason for changing the title, 1874; December Tales. Printed for G. & W. B. Whitaker, Ave-Maria Lane, 1823; Old Grindrod's Ghost. A Ballad. (A single sheet containing 17 stanzas of four lines each. Privately printed. Under the title the Author has written “By W. Harrison Ainsworth, Esq., and at the bottom of the poem “New Monthly Mag. for May.'' After the footnote, which reads as follows: "Founded on an incident related to me, with admirable humour, by my old friend, Mr. Gilbert Winter. Grindrod was hanged near Manchester; and the circumstance, described in the ballad, actually occurred,” Ainsworth has written; * Alas! departed since these lines were written,' (referring to Winter.) n. d.; English Ale. A Song. The words by . H. Ainsworth, music by G. H. Rodwell. Sheet Music, coloured litnographic engraving on the front page. Folio, first printing so far as known of the verses, (1845). The Star Chamber, 2 vols., 1854.
10. AINSWORTH (WILLIAM HARRISON). Historical Romances. Illustrated with etchings in TWO STATES on Japan vellum, in black and in bistre. 20 vols., 8vo, full green morocco gilt with small inlays on backs, gilt edges. Philadelphia: Printed only for Subscribers by George Barrie &
Son, n.d. ASTRAL EDITION, printed on Japanese vellum, and limited to 250 copies.
ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM BY SANGORSKI,
IN JEWELLED BINDING
11. ALDRICH (THOMAS BAILEY). Friar Jerome's Beautiful Book. A. D. 1200. A Poem. MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, designed, written out, and illuminated by Alberto Sangorski, in the XIIIth Century style. The text in red and black, set off with numerous decorative borders, initials and ornaments in brilliant colors, heightened with burnished gold, and TWO LARGE MINIATURES AND SIX SMALLER MINIATURES, exquisitely executed in gold and colors. On 24 pages of pure vellum. Quarto, sumptuously bound in full dark blue levant morocco, set with FIVE JEWELS, the sides tooled in a mediaeval design consisting of an elliptical centre-piece of intricate gold arabesque tooling upon which a conventional filigree is inlaid in rose levant, in the middle of which on the front cover is set A LARGE RUBY; and with broad borders of inlaid rose levant bearing white flowers and gold-tooled sprays; the four corners being circles of gold tooling bearing JEWELS in their centres, on the front cover, each a LARGE SAPPHIRE; back gold tooled, with small red inlays; broad inside borders of parallel gold lines, doublures and flies of dark blue moiré silk. Enclosed in case of full blue morocco, gilt, lined with white silk, and fastened with clasps.
London, 1917 This Manuscript will not be duplicated. One of the latest and most beautiful of the manuscripts of this accomplished artist.