CLOUGH, ARTHUR HUGH, AND THOMAS BURBIDGE; DINAH MARIA MULOCK CRAIK; BENJAMIN DISRAELI; OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES; AND GEORGE MEREDITH | A Group of 19th Century First Editions
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CLOUGH, ARTHUR HUGH, AND THOMAS BURBIDGE; DINAH MARIA MULOCK CRAIK; BENJAMIN DISRAELI; OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES; AND GEORGE MEREDITH
A Group of 19th Century First Editions
Clough, Arthur Hugh, and Thomas Burbidge. Ambarvalia. Poems. London and Oxford: Chapman and Hall; Francis Macpherson, 1849. 8vo. Half-title; one or two stray spots. Original brown cloth covered boards, covers elaborately bordered in blind, spine gilt lettered, yellow coated endpapers; minor shelfwear, slight loss to head of spine. In custom quarter burgundy silk over marbled board clamshell case. First edition, Lytton Strachey's copy. Lytton Strachey (booklabel to front pastedown) - Oscar Browning (bookplate to front pastedown) — Craik, Dinah Maria Mulock. The Little Lame Prince and His Travelling Cloak. London: Daldy, Idbister & Co., 1875. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece, in-text illustrations, publisher's advertisements at end. Original green cloth, upper cover and spine pictorially stamped in black and gilt, brown coated endpapers, all edges gilt; slightly cocked, two corners just bumped. First edition, rarely found in such clean, bright condition — Disraeli, Benjamin. Lord George Bentinck. A Political Biography. London: Colburn & Co., 1852. 8vo. Publisher's advertisements bound in at end; one or two stray spots. Original full brown cloth, covers elaborate stamped in blind, spine gilt lettered. First edition, the Elphinstone copy. William Elphinstone was was a Scottish Conservative politician, who served as a Lord-in-waiting under Benjamin Disraeli from 1874 to 1880. Sadleir 719. William Buller Fullerton Elphinstone, 15th Lord Elphinstone and 1st Baron Elphinstone (bookplate and library shelfmark for Carberry Tower) — Holmes, Oliver Wendell. The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table. Boston: Phillips Sampson, 1858. 8vo. Half-title, etched frontispiece, 8 etched plates, index at end. Original embossed brown cloth, covers decoratively bordered in blind, spine gilt lettered, endpapers with publisher's advertisements; minor rubbing to extremities, edges toned. First edition — Holmes, Oliver Wendell. The Professor at the Breakfast Table. Boston: Phillips, Sampson, 1860. 8vo. Half-title, index at end; minor toning. Original embossed brown cloth, covers decoratively bordered in blind, spine gilt lettered, brown coated endpapers; minor rubbing to extremities, edges toned. First edition — Meredith, George. Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads. London, Chapman & Hall, 1862. 8vo (4 1/8 x 6 3/4 in.; 105 x 173 mm). Half-title; minor foxing primarily to preliminary leaved. Original full green embossed cloth covered boards, covers with multiple rules in blind, spine gilt lettered, yellow coated endpapers, minor rubbing to extremities, minor dampstain to terminal endpapers. First edition
Group lots not subject to return.
Together six fine first editions
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