The kasidah of Haji Abdu el Yezdi
translated by Sir Richard Burton, illustrated by John Kettlewell
An unusual and distinctive style of illustration similar to Ephraim Moses Lilien and Aubrey Beardsly..
19th century bible with engraved brass clasp closure
When papa comes home
unusual pictorial covers 1882
Attractive pictorial covers c1900
The Story Without an End
translated from the German by Sarah Austin
First Edition 1834
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Great Expectations was serialised in Dicken’s weekly publication All the Year Round Dec 1860 - Aug 1861.
The first printing in book form was by Chapman and Hall in Oct 1861 in three Volumes
As a consequence this edition is very early, published within the first few months of the book edition between Oct 1861 and January 1862.
Unfortunately Tauchnitz editions varied very little when they were reprinted giving no printing history - so this may well be a reprint of the 1861 edition -
An attractive copy never the less..
The New House Mistress
Elinor M Brent Dyer - c1920’s
Beautiful Flowers And How to Grow Them
Art nouveau influence covers
Elements of Land Surveying &c &c A Crocker
London 4th Edition 1817