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A NOTED RARITY 14. MELVILLE, Herman THE WHITE JACKET Or The World in a Man-of-War Richard Bentley, 1850. First edition. Two volumes. Publisher’s blue cloth with blind stamped decoration. An exceptional copy of a noted rarity. This British edition, preceding it’s American counterpart by some two months. Copies of the first issue are notably rare in any state and exceptionally so in fine original cloth. £60,000 IN ORIGINAL BOARDS 15. [PEACOCK, Thomas Love] NIGHTMARE ABBEY T. Hookham, Jun. & Baldwin Cradock and Joy, 1818. First edition. Original publisher’s drab grey boards, edges un- cut. A well preserved copy, seldom encountered in boards. Rare in boards. Other than this, offered in the Hersholt sale in 1954, there have only been three other copies at auction in the last 100 years, in 1952, 1945 (Hogan copy) and 1936. £4,500

IN RARE NINETEENTH CENTURY DUSTWRAPPER 16. ROSSETTI, Christina; HOUSMAN, Laurence GOBLIN MARKET Macmillan, 1893. First edition illustrated by Housman. Original green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt, in the original dustwrapper. A fine, bright copy in a crisp, near fine dustwrapper. £3,000 “A SYNTHESIS OF DOMESTIC AND GOTHIC FICTION” 17. SMITH, Charlotte MARCHMONT Sampson Low, 1796. First edition. Four volumes, all bound in contemporary speck - led calf. A fine set, fresh and crisp, completely without repair. £2,000 INSCRIBED BY STEVENSON FOR HIS MOTHER 18. STEVENSON, Robert Louis PRINCE OTTO A Romance Chatto & Windus, 1885. First edition. Original cloth with red floral motif and gilt titles to spine. Author’s presentation copy to his mother, inscribed, “The author to his mother, Skerryvore, Bournemouth.” A fine association copy. Stevenson’s presentation copies to his mother are a testament to the most personal and fundamental of influences. £15,000 THE FIRST EDITION OF THE BHAGAVAD GITA 19. WILKINS, Charles THE BHAGVAT-GEETA Or Dialogues Of Kreeshna And Arjoon Printed For C. Nourse, 1785. First edition. 4to (317 x 235mm). An exceptionally well-pre - served copy in very fine contemporary tree calf. The first edition in English of the Bhagavad Gita, the most revered text in Hinduism, with a fine association and prove - nance. £12,500


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