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Published 28 Feb. 2014
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The Love-Lyrics & Songs Of Proteus By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt With Love-Sonnets Of Proteus By The Same Author Now Reprinted In Their Full Text With Many Sonnets Omitted From The Earlier Editions.

Authors

[KELMSCOTT PRESS] Morris, William.

Description
[KELMSCOTT PRESS] Morris, William. The Love-Lyrics & Songs Of Proteus By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt With Love-Sonnets Of Proteus By The Same Author Now Reprinted In Their Full Text With Many Sonnets Omitted From The Earlier Editions. Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. 251 pages. 21 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 300 copies, printed in red and black in Golden Type. There is a separate title to each of the four parts into which the p oems are divided. William Morris border on page one. The only Kelmscott book with initials in red. PETERSON 3. SCOTT pp.83-84. Bookplate of Rene Lalique, wormhole affecting the extreme outer margin of the last six leaves, four of which are blank, faint soiling front cover. Orig. stiff vellum, yapp edges and brown cloth ties, upper back cover tie defective. Near fine.
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Published 28 Feb. 2014
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New Principles Of Gardening: Or, The Laying Out and Planting Parterres, Groves, Wildernesses, Labyrinths, Avenues, Parks, &c.

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Langley, Batty.

Description
Langley, Batty. New Principles Of Gardening: Or, The Laying Out and Planting Parterres, Groves, Wildernesses, Labyrinths, Avenues, Parks, &c. After a more Grand and Rural Manner, than has bee done before; With Experimental Directions For raising several Kinds of Fruit-Trees, Forist-Trees, Ever-Greens and Flowering-Shrubs with which Gardens are adorn'd, etc…. London: A. Bettesworth and J. Batley et al, 1728. First edition. 25 1 /2 x 21 cm. [*2,b3,A2-4,b-b4,B--Z4,Aa-Dd4,B-Z4,Aa-Bb4]. Pages iv-v erroneously numbered xi-x. Twenty-eight folding plates drawn by Batty and Thomas Langley and engraved by Thomas Bowles and David Lockley; a few plates trimmed to margin. Title page printed in red and black. COLVIN pp. 503-504. HENREY Vol.II, pp. 488-449. Langley, a resident of Twickenham may well have been acquainted with Charles Bridgeman, a fellow nurseryman who assisted Alexander Pope with his garden at his Thames-side villa at Twickenham. In this work "he decried too much formality in garden design" in his pursuit of a free style. "Langley stipulates that views should be extensive as possible, and he is much in favour of ha-ha's….Langley decried the art of topiary and cut parterres, and encouraged meandering paths, and the use of fine trees for shade…..Langley's guiding rules show that his outlook on garden planning was in advance of his [architecture] designs which are still very artificial and formal." MILLARD 37. "Batty Langley was more prolific even than William Halfpenny as a producer of architectural books….including the first handbook on the layout of gardens [this title]." Clean copy — text and plates — in a firm binding, leather book-label, early owner inscription title page, raised bands, backstrip lettered in gilt, covers decorated in blind in panel designs. Contemporary full calf covers rebacked. Very good.
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Published 28 Feb. 2014
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The Wood Beyond The World by William Morris.

Authors

[KELMSCOTT PRESS] Morris, William.

Description
[KELMSCOTT PRESS] Morris, William. The Wood Beyond The World by William Morris. Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894. 272 pages. 21 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 350 [eight printed on vellum]. Chaucer type, printed in black and red with wood-engraved frontispiece designed by Edward Burne Jones, borders and initials by Morris. PETERSON A27. SCOTT p.105. A few small abrasion marks back cover. Fresh, crisp copy. Orig. limp vellum, spi ne title printed in gilt, yapp edges and green cloth ties. Fine.
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Published 28 Feb. 2014
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Observations On The Theory And Practice Of Landscape Gardening.

Authors

Repton, Humphry.

Description
Repton, Humphry. Observations On The Theory And Practice Of Landscape Gardening. Including Some Remarks On Grecian And Gothic Architecture, Collected From Various Manuscripts, In The Possession Of The Different Nobleman And Gentlemen, For Whose Use They Were Originally Written; The Whole Tending To Establish Fixed Principles In The Respective Arts. London: T. Bensley for J. Taylor, 1803. First edition. 222 [2] pages. 35 x 29.5. Stipple engraved p ortrait of Repton, twenty-seven engraved plates [12 hand-colored, 3 tinted, 12 with overslips, one colored folding and one double page]. Numerous engraved aquatint vignettes, one hand-colored, two with overslips. After trying and failing in a multitude of business endeavors, Repton launched himself as a "landscape gardener," a term he coined himself. After Capability Brown's death Repton filled the void in garden design, more as a consultant, charging for his Red Book designs, but allowing clients to arrange actual execution, This work is considered his classic. ABBEY SCENERY 390. TOOLEY 399. Plate offsetting, modest toning, one overslip rehinged, 19th century ownership ink signature on title, original endpapers laid-down. Modern, sympathetic full brown calf decorated in blind. Fine.
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Published 28 Feb. 2014
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The Nature Of Gothic A Chapter Of The Stones Of Venice.

Authors

[KELMSCOTT PRESS] Morris, William.

Description
[KELMSCOTT PRESS] Morris, William. The Nature Of Gothic A Chapter Of The Stones Of Venice. By John Ruskin. Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. 128 pages. 21 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 500 copies — an unopened copy. The fourth book of the Kelmscott Press printed in the Golden Type. Colophon is undated, fine border, initials, and diagrams in the text. Owner inscription in pencil on front cover paste-down of the medievalist, Harr y Bober. FORMAN (133). PETERSON 4. SCOTT p.84. Orig. limp vellum, yapp edges and green cloth ties, upper back cover tie defective. Near fine.
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Published 28 Feb. 2014
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Sire Degravaunt

Authors

[KELMSCOTT PRESS] Morris, William

Description
[KELMSCOTT PRESS] Morris, William. Sire Degravaunt. Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. 81 pages. 8vo, 21 x 15 cm, with a full-page woodcut designed by Sir Edward Burne Jones. This ancient English metrical romance, reprinted from the Thornton MS, in the library of Lincoln Cathedral is printed in Chaucer type, in black and red. Edited by F.S. Ellis after the edition printed by J.O. Halliwell. Limited edition, one of 350. PETERSON A47. SCOTT, p110. Armorial bookplate. Fresh copy considering the fragility of cloth used by Morris. Orig. gray boards and beige cloth spine. Very good.
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Published 07 Feb. 2014
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A Picturesque Tour along the River Ganges and Jumna in India: consisting of twenty-four highly finished and coloured views, a map and vignettes, from original drawings made on the spot, with illustrations historical and descriptive.

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FORREST (Lieut.-Col. [Charles Ramus]).

Description
First edition. 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates by T. Sutherland and G. Hunt after original drawings by Forrest, hand-coloured vignette title page & tail piece, large folding engraved map showing the Ganges and the Jumna. Large 4to. Original blind-stamped and gilt-stamped red cloth, all edges gilt, history of India and account of journeys, the contents are exactly as per Abbey, i.e., Title, verso blank; Preface, pages (iii) and (iv); Direct ions for Plates, 1 leaf, verso blank; Text, pages (1) to 191, pages (192) with imprint: London: Printed by L. Harrison, 373, Strand. A marvellous series of views made by Forrest during voyages along the Ganges and its tributary the Jumna. The plates include Benares, Allahabad, Lucknow, Delhi and the Taj Mahal in Agra. "Forrest was an officer in the British army. He served in Bengal from 1802 and died at Bath in 1827. During journeys, mostly overland while posted up-country with his regiment, he would make excursions by boat, palanquin or on horseback to nearby places" (Godrej and Rohatgi). The book, with its exquisite colouring, ranks alongside the works of William Hodges, the Daniells and Henry Salt, as one of the key pictorial works on India.
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L. Harrison for Rudolph Ackermann,

Date of publication:

1824

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16-20th December 2013

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2014-02-07

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Published 06 Feb. 2014
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Complete Works. Fourth folio.

Authors

Shakespeare, William

Description
Complete Works. Fourth folio. London 1685. Bound in nineteenth century green hard grain morocco with Ducal arms. The portrait is in facsimile but otherwise it is an excellent copy.
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1685

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2014-02-06

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Published 28 Jan. 2014
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An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language …

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MEDHURST, William H., An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language …

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First edition, by Walter Medhurst of the London Missionary Society. In missing Fedex shipment together with 4 items: CUBA - COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts 1852-1863 BOULOS, Meo Flowers of the Holy Land, [Jerusalem, c. 1895.] LEWIS, C.S. Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On Being Human'] on the subject of angels, 1948. THOMPSON, Francis. Autograph manuscript of an unpublished poem entitled &# 039;A Child's Parting', [1917].
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Mission Press.

Date of publication:

1848

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yes

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between 12th and 19th July 2013

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2014-01-28

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Published 28 Jan. 2014
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Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On Being Human'] on the subject of angels, 1948.

Authors

LEWIS, C.S.

Description
Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On Being Human'] on the subject of angels. In missing Fedex shipment together with 4 items: MEDHURST, William H. An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language … CUBA – CHINESE COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts BOULOS, Meo Flowers of the Holy Land THOMPSON, Francis. Autograp h manuscript of an unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting', [1917].
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1948

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between 12th and 19th July 2013

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2014-01-28

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Published 28 Jan. 2014
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CUBA - CHINESE COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts

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Various. CUBA - CHINESE COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts 1852-1863

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Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts. Assorted sizes some slightly taller than A4. In missing Fedex shipment together with 4 items below MEDHURST, William H. An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language … BOULOS, Meo Flowers of the Holy Land, LEWIS, C.S. Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On Being Human'] on the subject of angels, 1948. THOMPSON, Francis. Autograph manuscript of an unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting', [1917].
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1852-1863

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between 12th and 19th July 2013

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2014-01-28

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Published 28 Jan. 2014
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Autograph manuscript of an unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting'

Authors

THOMPSON, Francis

Description
Autograph manuscript of an unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting' In missing Fedex shipment together with 4 items: MEDHURST, William H. An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language … CUBA – CHINESE COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts BOULOS, Meo Flowers of the Holy Land LEWIS, C.S. Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On Being Human'] on the subject of angels
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1917

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between 12th and 19th July 2013

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2014-01-28

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Published 28 Jan. 2014
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Flowers of the Holy Land

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BOULOS, Meo

Description
Oblong folio; ff. [i], [2-23] [pressed arrangements]; with 22 arrangements of pressed flowers, each with printed title identifying a biblical location, with protective tissue, mounted on stiff card; gilt edges; some loss to the arrangement at f. 23a; a very good copy in the original red roan, carved panels of olive-wood mounted on both boards, the upper panel with a Jerusalem cross, the lower inscribed 'Jerusalem' in English and Hebrew; both panels with mosaic inlay, the spine in compartments with gilt title and florets; a little shaken, the joints and edges a bit rubbed, and slight wear to the wooden panels. Rare. An artistically composed set of pressed floral arrangements, this album is the work of Boulos Meo, rug merchant and founder of the Jerusalem souvenir shop which bore his name for almost the entirety of the twentieth century. Each plate is linked to a particular biblical location, from Mount Temptation to Gethsemane, and many of the arrangements are centred around palm crosses. Given this, the religious motifs apparent on the boards, and the printed title of the album, it seems plain that Meo's work was intended for Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem, whose numbers burgeoned as the city emerged from the lengthy period of doldrums it endured under Ottoman rule. Restrained, well-preserved, and beautifully presented, with a most unusual binding, carved as it is from local olive-wood, this is a compelling object. In missing Fedex shipment together with 4 items: MEDHURST, William H. An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language … CUBA - CHINESE COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts LEWIS, C.S. Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On Being Human'] on the subject of angels, 1948. THOMPSON, Francis. Autograph manuscript of an unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting', [1917].
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Meo

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c. 1895

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between 12th and 19th July 2013

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2014-01-28

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Published 28 Jan. 2014
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The Wind Among the Reeds.

Authors

Yeats, W.B.

Description
Original smooth blue buckram with gilt design on the covers. Gilt faded to covers, contents generally bright and clean, heavy off-setting to pages 28-29 from old newspaper clipping. 'With the Publishers Compliments' ink stamped to front free endpaper.
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Elkin Mathews

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1899

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yes

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17 Jan 2014

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2014-01-28

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Published 27 Jan. 2014
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ORLANDO. A Biography. Signed by Woolf.

Authors

Virginia Woolf

Description
New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928 The First edition. Limited to 800 copies [of a total run of 861] printed on pure rag paper & signed by Virginia Woolf at the colophon in purple ink. Elegant typography design by Frederic Warde. Preceding all other Trade editions. Publisher's attractive, elaborately gilt-decorated black cloth binding, patterned in gold on the spine in six panels, lettered in gold in the second panel. Very neat contemporary wel l-designed small bookplate on the front pastedown.
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Published 27 Jan. 2014
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A WRITER'S DIARY. Being Extracts From The Diary Of Virginia Woolf. Signed & Dated by Leonard Woolf

Authors

Virginia Woolf

Description
The Hogarth Press, London, 1953. Vanessa Bell (illustrator). First Edition. Woolf, Virginia. A WRITER'S DIARY. Signed & Dated by Leonard Woolf in the month of publication. London: The Hogarth Press, London, 1953. First Edition. 8vo., 312pp. Edited, with a preface by Leonard Woolf. Signed on the ffe.: Leonard Woolf, Nov. 1953. Presumably one of his house copies. A near fine copy in orange cloth, gilt titles to the spine, in an extremely g ood Vanessa Bell designed dustwrapper with toning to the spine & a small chip to the spine head. - (Note that this dustwrapper had a yellowwraparound band)
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Published 27 Jan. 2014
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The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin, LL.D.

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Benjamin Franklin

Description
Benjamin Franklin. The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin, LL.D. J. Parsons 1793. First edition. Full leather bound cover, 19th century rebacked half calf with red leather spine label over original worn calf boards. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Nineteenth century marbled end sheets and paste downs in lovely condition. Antiquated signature of Isaac Nicholson on half title page. Pages have only faint toning to edges and very little faint foxing on an occasional page. Leaves are in very good condition.
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J. Parsons

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1793

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Published 23 Jan. 2014
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Don Quixote

Authors

Cervantes

Description
A set of 4 volumes
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"About 1783"

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The first two weeks of December

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2014-01-23

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Published 09 Jan. 2014
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The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book

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Kipling, Rudyard

Description
Kipling, Rudyard. The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book. London: Macmillan and Co., 1894-1895. Two volumes. First editions, first printings. The Jungle Book (1894) is illustrated by John Lockwood Kipling, William Henry Drake, and Paul Frenzeny.The Second Jungle Book (1895) is illustrated by John Lockwood Kipling. Both volumes bound in the publisher's navy cloth, spines lettered in gilt, pictorial jungle images based on artwork by the a uthor's father John Lockwood Kipling stamped to the front boards in gilt, all edges gilt. Both near fine copies, with some minor rubbing to the extremities, former owner's bookplates to the front pastedowns, spine very lightly starting after the preface in The Jungle Book, otherwise both have sturdy spines, a hint of scattered light foxing to The Second Jungle Book, otherwise both have clean and crisp pages. Overall, a bright and very attractive set of the Jungle Books.
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London: Macmillan

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1894-1895

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no

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16 December 2013

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2014-01-09

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Published 09 Dec. 2013
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A Friar's Jourmey Calendar A.D. 1930.

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SHORT, Mary Dudley (illustrates)

Description
Twelve wood-engravings by Mary Dudley Short. Wrappers. The illustrations are very much in the style of David Jones and depict a monk walking through various landscapes.
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St. Dominic's Press.

Date of publication:

1929

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9 December 2013

Date of theft report:

2013-12-09

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