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Editore: A. W. Darnell, Hampton Wick, Middlesex (UK), 1930
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Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. First Edition First Printing. Quartos. 252, ; 252 pages. Indexed at the end of the first volume. Large format books, the bindings measure 11 /14 inches tall by about 9 inches wide. Hardcovers bound in early 3/4 green calf with green cloth-covered boards. Bindings signed (in type) in the verso of the front flyleaves, "Bound by Bayntun (Riviere) Bath, England." Raised bands on the spines, which have 6 compartments each. Dual leather labels per spine. The compartments are nicely stamped in decorative gilt with floral designs. Some rubbing to the bindings and spotting on the cloth. Faux marbled endpapers. Prior owner's signature of "William Lanier Hunt" on the second front flyleaves. Text is foxed, especially at the front and rear. Nicely illustrated throughout. Collates complete with 24 color plates (12 per volume) and numerous black and white full-page illustrations. Scarce in such nice bindings. Possibly a custom binding, which would make this set unique. William Lanier Hunt (1906-1996), the former owner, was known as the "Dean of Southern Horticulture." He donated land along the Morgan Creek in southern Orange County, NC to the North Carolina Botanical Garden and is now known as the Hunt Arboretum.
Editore: Methuen & Co, London, 1909
Leather Bound. Condizione: Very good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very good. First Edition. London: Methuen & Co., 1909. First Edition. Leather Bound. H: 8 1/2", D: 5 1/2", W: 2" 1 Volume. Hilaire Belloc, Marie Antoinette. First Edition. A lovely Cosway-style binding by Bayntun-Riviere. Bound in full red.
Editore: Hippocampus Press, 2015
Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. No Jacket. Limited Edition. New York: Hippocampus Press, 2015. First hardcover edition, limited to 750 sets. Bound by Bayntun-Rivière in full black morocco with red morocco lettering labels. Raised ribs and gilt tooling on the spines. H.P. Lovecraft's signature in gilt on front covers. Gilt one line panels on front and back covers. All edges gilt. Hand-marbled endpapers. Fine condition.
Editore: Eveleigh Nash, 1910
Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. First Edition. London: Eveleigh Nash, 1910. First edition. Bound by Bayntun-Rivière in full black morocco. Raised ribs with gilt lettering on the spine. All edges gilt. Hand-marbled endpapers. Fine condition.
Editore: London, Published by Cobden-Sanderson Ltd., 1935. First Edition Illustrated Rex Whistler., 1935
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Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. 1st Edition, Illustrated Edition. Author: Hans Christian Andersen. (Rex Whistler, illustrator). Title: Hans Andersen Fairy Tales and Legends. Publisher: London, Published by Cobden-Sanderson Ltd., 1935. First Edition Illustrated Rex Whistler. Language: Text in English. Size: 8 " X 6 ". Pages: vii-470 pages. Binding: Attractive and fine binding, finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere bindery in full blue polished calf, covers with gilt borders and decorations, spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in compartments, gilt lettering for title, author, illustrator, and date, gilt board edges, gilt-turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled end-papers (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. A very beautiful binding! Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing mainly on the preliminary and last pages - as shown, original endpaper designed by Rex Whistler bound in at rear - as shown). Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated with full-page and in-text drawings by Rex Whistler. **** The book: Rare and very attractive First edition of Andersen's Fairy tales illustrated by Rex Whistler in a wonderful Bayntun-Riviere binding.
Editore: Chapman & Hall, London, 1932
Leather. Condizione: Fine. None (illustratore). First edition. A finely bound copy of the first edition, first impression of Evelyn Waugh's third novel, 'Black Mischief', in an exceptionally bright half morocco signed binding from Bayntun-Riviere. The first edition, first impression of Waugh's third novel, chronicling the efforts of the British educated 'Emperor Seth', assisted by a fellow Oxford graduate, Basil Seal, to modernize his Empire, the fictional African island of Azania, located off the eastern coast of Africa.Illustrated with a map frontispiece, retaining original tissue guard, and half title.Beautifully bound by Bayntun-Riviere, this is a wonderful first impression of an early work from Waugh, a key member of the Bright Young Things. In a half morocco signed binding, with cloth covered boards, and gilt detailing to back strip. Externally, fine, with only a touch of fading to back strip. Binder's stamp to verso of front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright. Frontispiece retaining original tissue guard. Fine. book.
Editore: Macmillan and Co, London, 1887
Leather. Condizione: Very Good Indeed. None (illustratore). First edition. An exceptionally lovely, finely bound copy of the first single volume edition of Thomas Hardy's 'The Woodlanders'. In a full morocco signed binding from Bayntun-Riviere, this is the scarce first single volume edition of this Wessex Novel from Thomas Hardy, published in the same year as the three volume first edition.Hardy's story takes place in a small woodland village called Little Hintock, and concerns the efforts of an honest woodsman, Giles Winterborne, to marry his childhood sweetheart, Grace Melbury?Widely praised upon publication, twenty-five years later Hardy wrote that 'on taking up 'The Woodlanders' and reading it after many years, I like it as a story best of all'. In a full morocco signed binding, with gilt detailing to back strip, and attractive gilt dentelles. Externally, fine. Binder's stamp to verso of front free endpaper. Front hinge starting to title page, with board holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright. Very Good Indeed. book.
Editore: London: Methuen & Co. LTD., 1931. First edition, first printing with Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard., 1931
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Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. 1st Edition, Illustrated Edition. Author: Grahame, Kenneth. (Illustrator, Ernest H. Shepard). Title: The Wind in the Willows Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Publisher: London: Methuen & Co. LTD., 1931. First edition, first printing with Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. Language: Text in English. Size: 7.5 " X 5 ". Pages: 312 pages + Illustrated map. Binding: Attractive and fine binding signed by Bayntun-Riviere, finely bound in green morocco leather, the covers tooled in gilt with a single fillet border, the spine paneled in gilt with gilt lettering and date. Gilt center tools of Ratty, Toad & Mole. Front cover board with a large gilt block of the same characters. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. (Hinges fine). Under a protective removable mylar cover. An exquisite and beautiful binding by Bayntun-Riviere! Content: Near fine content (bright, clean, and tight - as shown). Illustrations: Complete with the wonderful black and white illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard and the endpaper map at the end. **** The book: Rare and very beautiful First edition illustrated by Shepard of The Wind in the Willows in an elegant Bayntun-Riviere binding! -The Wind in the Willows is a children's book by Scottish novelist Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternatingly slow-moving and fast-paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphized animals: Mole, Rat (a European water vole), Toad, and Badger. They live in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. In 1908 Grahame retired from his position as secretary of the Bank of England. He moved back to Berkshire, where he had lived as a child, and spent his time by the River Thames, doing much as the animal characters in his book do to quote, "simply messing about in boats" and expanding the bedtime stories he had earlier told his son Alastair into a manuscript for the book.
Editore: Pitman, London, 1908
Hardcover. First UK; First Printing. 19.3 x 13.5 cm, recent Bayntun-Riviere binding of half green morocco and green cloth, top edges gilt, others trimmed, spine with raised bands and gilt ornaments. pp (x), (429) + tissue guard at frontispiece + 7 other plates + binder's blank front and rear. Half-title present. Marbled endpapers. Tissue guard lightly yellowed; a fine copy >>>> Made from sheets of the Boston: Page, 1908 (April) first printing, it is many, many times scarcer than that edition. Only the second copy I have ever laid eyes on (the other being the Ron Cohen copy at LAC). It has always been a puzzle to me why Pitman published this book. They were mainly a technical publisher though they did have a general line at the time, but were not known for their fiction. Her first published book and ARGUABLY THE MOST FAMOUS CANADIAN BOOK. Rare.; Octavo.
Editore: London Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co. 1883, 1883
The First Printing of the fine press Kegan Paul edition. With engraved title-page and a fine engraved portrait of Shakespeare as frontispiece. 8vo, very handsomely bound in full red crushed morocco by Bayntun Riviere of Bath, England, the spine with raised bands and lettering in gilt, marbled endleaves, turnovers gilt rolled, a fine and pleasing binding. , lxii], 251 pp. A very fine and fresh copy in beautiful condition. FIRST OF THE EDITION, VERY HANDSOMELY BOUND. A VERY PLEASING AND HANDSOME COPY OF THIS BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND, PRINTED EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE S SONNETS, OFFERED HERE ON HANDMADE PAPER. Little need be said of Shakespeare s Poems. The Sonnets are still regarded as the greatest poems ever written in the language and this fine edition allows the reader the simple pleasure of enjoying them in this lovely limited edition. "Full many a glorious morning have I seen, Flatter the mountain tops with sovereign eye, Kissing with golden face the meadows green, Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy."Shakespeare s SONNETS, finely printed and with extensive notes and important introductory material and extensive notes following the text.
Editore: Macmillan & Co, 1949
Membro dell'associazione: PBFA
Libro Prima edizione Copia autografata
Full-Leather. Condizione: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. HARDBACK - Superbly rebound by the world renowned Bayntun-Riviere of Bath. Sumptuously re-bound in full peach morocco with all edges gilt, five raised bands that have been lined in gilt to the spine with the title blocked in gilt in panel two and with the author's name blocked in gilt in panel three. Enid Blyton's autograph blocked in gold to the front board. Internally, the inner pages are very clean and fresh, Inscribed by Enid Blyton to the second blank end-paper. The Inscription reads DIANA / LOVE FROM / ENID BLYTON ink blue ink. The front panel and spine of the original binding have been incorporated into the rear text of the book. The re-binding of this title is of the highest quality and the end result is a book that looks absolutely stunning. Signed by Author(s).
Editore: Geoffrey Bles, 1950
Membro dell'associazione: IOBA
Libro Prima edizione
Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. First Edition. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, FIRST BRITISH EDITION, 1950 through 1956. COMPLETE 7 VOLUME SET. This set has been rebound in full leather by the world famous bindery at George Bayntun in Bath, England - the bindery is named Bayntun-Riviere. The inside front cover of each volume is stamped, in small gilt text, with their name. Each volume is bound in genuine harmatan goatskin leather in a color that matches the original binding. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe: London: Geoffrey Bles, 1950. First edition. Prince Caspian: London: Geoffrey Bles, 1951. Fold out map in back. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: London, Geoffrey Bles, 1952. Fold out map in back. The Silver Chair: London, Geoffrey Bles, 1953. Fold out map in back.The Horse and His Boy: London, Geoffrey Bles, 1954. Fold out map in back. The Magician's Nephew: London, The Bodley Head, 1955. The Last Battle: London: The Bodley Head, 1956. Each volume is bound in genuine harmatan goatskin leather in a color that matches the original binding. Hubbed spines that are lightly tooled. All page edges are gilt. Marbleized end sheets. All books illustrated by Pauline Baynes. The books are in fine condition with no writing. This is a stunning set of the world famous series by Lewis. According to a best selling list on Wikipedia, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is the 8th best selling book in history. (Their list omits the Bible, the Koran and the Sayings of Mao.) Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien & the Inklings. Full refund if not satisfied.
Editore: Osgood, McIlvaine & Co, London, 1896
Libro Prima edizione
Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. First London Edition. Frontispiece and 16 plates after Frederic Remington. First London Edition. 8vo. [192 x 130 x 27 mm]. ix, [v], 280 pp. Bound c.1950 by Bayntun-Riviere (signed with an ink pallet) in half brown morocco, Cockerell marbled paper sides. The spine divided into six panels with raised bands and gilt compartments, lettered in the second and third and dated at the foot, the others with a central ornamental tool, matching marbled endleaves, top edge gilt. London: Osgood, McIlvaine & Co, 1896. Tear pp.3/4 neatly repaired at time of rebinding. First published in New York in the same year. Eight stories about soldiers and Indians west of the Missouri by the pioneering author of cowboy fiction, with illustrations by his friend Frederic Remington.
Editore: Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1900
First British edition of Churchill's singular attempt at full-length fiction, one of only 1,500 copies. Octavo, bound in full morocco by Bayntun Riviere, gilt titles to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, raised bands, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, all edges gilt. In fine condition. Churchill's only major work of fiction, Savrola: A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania describes events in the capital of Laurania, a fictional European state, as unrest against the dictatorial government of president Antonio Molara turns to violent revolution. Savrola is in many respects a traditional example of the "Ruritanian" genre, being published just four years after Anthony Hope's classic adventure novel, The Prisoner of Zenda. The politics and institutions of Laurania reflect the values of England as Churchill experienced them; he began work on the novel on his voyage from England to India to take part in the Malakand campaign in August 1897.
Editore: Stanbrook Abbey Press, 1968
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Hardcover. Condizione: Near Fine. William Russell Flint (illustratore). 1st Edition. 36x22cm, 113pp. With a large initial by Margaret Adams reproduced by line-block in maroon, collotype reproductions of two watercolours and 26 pencil drawings, text printed in black and blue Cancelleresca Bastarda on W S Hodgkinson handmade paper. Copy D (see below) of 215 (270) signed by Russell Flint and bound in quarter-blue morocco over white canvas-covered boards, t.e.g., gilt rule and gold device blocked to front board, gold title and device to backstrip, in a slipcase with paper covers printed with a reproduction of a marbling pattern in red, blue, green and grey, also marked 'D' at the foot. Undoubtedly Stanbrook's most lavish book, privately printed for the artist Sir William Russell Flint - although the subject matter (prose fantasies inspired by the collection of ship's figureheads on the 'Cutty Sark') and collotype illustrations are rather untypical of the Press. However, the magnificently laid-out and printed Cancelleresca Bastarda in blue and black on W S Hodgkinson handmade paper is quintessentially the SAP style, and the availability of this face was the motivation behind Russell Flint's asking SAP to produce the book. Russell Flint himself designed the marbled paper used (in reproduction) for the endpapers and slipcase. David Butcher records that Russell Flint found Dame Hildelith to be broad-minded when it came to producing a book with 'watercolours of nubile young ladies'. Sought-after by both SAP and Russell Flint collectors. This copy is of particular interest, since its identification as copy 'D' places it outside Butcher's bibliographic account of the book and its various limitations. Nevertheless, this copy has no variant points from the ordinary binding as described by Butcher, the copy numbers of which which ran from 26 to 240. The letter 'D' in Russell Flint's hand perhaps points to an unrecorded small limitation of the ordinary binding, outside the main numbering scheme, reserved for his own use. Butcher B11 also records two specially-bound limitations: copies 1-25 in full blue morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, and copies 241-275 in full red morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, the latter reserved for private distribution by Russell Flint (of which we are currently selling a copy, see separate listing). It may be that the creation of the 35 'red' copies was a relatively late idea which then superseded the intended purpose of the lettered copies of the ordinary binding (and consigned them to unrecorded obscurity). Certainly the change of binder between the two special limitations (from S&S to Bayntun, although the designs are virtually identical) and the red copies' placement at the end of the numbering scheme both suggest that they were perhaps not part of the original plan. Very Good (backstrip moderately sun-faded, shaded areas on pp92-93 probably from offset from a previously laid-in leaf, scattered small foxing spots on a few other pages as often seen) in a Very Good (light shelf wear to edges, neatly repaired splits to the foot) slipcase. Butcher B11. Signed by Author(s).
Editore: Harry Colburn, London, 1825
Leather. Condizione: Fine. First Edition. [Fine Binding]. Two volumes, complete. Full blue crushed morocco with hand-painted portrait miniatures of Samuel Pepys and Mrs. Pepys framed in seed pearls, ashes of roses moire doublures and endpapers, exaggerated raised bands, gilt titles with ornate tooled compartments, front and rear boards ornately ruled and tooled, all edges gilt, housed in two custom felt-lined clamshell boxes, (12 x 9.5 inches). First Edition, Printed by S. and R. Bentley, Dorset Street. SIGNED BINDING "Bound by Bayntun (Riviere), Bath, England." Volume 1: engraved frontispiece portrait of Pepys (Kneller/Bragg), printed title-page with Pepys' crossed anchor device; contents, list of plates: [i]-xlii; pp. -498; index title-page, + index: [i]-xlix. Volume 1 illustrated with 8 engraved plates, including Pepys/Impington family pedigrees. Volume 2: frontispiece engraving of Pepys' Library in York Buildings (Nevill/Cooper), printed title-page with device; pp. -311; Volume 2 illustrated with 5 engraved plates (with a total of 7 portraits), with half-title pages which are often lacking. The first published edition of Pepys' diary in full, described as unquestionably one of the world's great documents and remains a valuable resource. Pepys' diary enabled historians to understand more about 17th century London. He wrote extensively on personal finances, weather and food. In addition to day-to-day activities the diary provides a commentary on significant events during his lifetime. These include the Restoration of the British Monarchy, the Anglo-Dutch war, The Great Plague and the Great Fire of London (wiki). Externally the two finely bound volumes are without faults and remain in pristine, collector fine condition. Internally, the preliminary pages show the typical light foxing and plate off-setting, textblocks are tight and text is clean. The clamshell boxes (quarter blue morocco over blue cloth) show some wear and rubbing. Size: Quarto.
Editore: London, John Ollivier, 1844., 1844
4to. XI, (1), 418 pp. With folding lithographed frontispiece and a lithographed plate, both in original hand colour. Ca. 1940s giltstamped full blue morocco with spine-title. Leading edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. First edition of this classic of Middle Eastern travel literature, published anonymously. The first literary venture by the English travel writer and historian Kingslake, in which he described a journey he made about ten years earlier in Syria, Palestine and Egypt, together with his Eton contemporary Lord Pollington. According to the Irish traveller and novelist Elliot Warburton, the book evoked "the East itself in vital actual reality", and it was instantly successful. - Packed with intimate details of a traveller's life and emotions, the narrative includes vivid accounts of Kinglake's encounter with Lady Hester Stanhope (1776-1839), one of the most famous travellers of her age, at her home near Sidon in Lebanon, as well as of a severe outbreak of the plague during his 15-day sojourn in Cairo: "When I first arrived, it was said that the daily number of 'accidents' by the plague, out of a population of about 200,000, did not exceed four or five hundred, but before I went away, the deaths were reckoned at twelve hundred a day [.] When first I arrived at Cairo, the funerals that daily passed under my windows were many, but still there were frequent, and long intervals without a single howl. Every day, however [.] these intervals became less frequent, and shorter, and at last, the passing of the howlers from morn to noon was almost incessant. I believe that about one half of the whole people was carried off by this visitation [.]" (p. 283ff.). - The frontispiece shows a group of travellers on horseback passing the skeletons of impaled robbers in the Balkans, captioned "Eastern Travel". The plate shows a baggage raft and some swimmers crossing the River Jordan. - Upper hinges slightly rubbed. Frontispiece worn in the folds; occasional very slight foxing. Provenance: pastedown has bookplate of Frank Goldsmith, possibly the Kentish-born photographer of that name (1902-82) who survived the sinking of the Titanic as a nine-year-old and relocated to the USA after WWII. A fine copy in an sumptuous blue morocco binding produced by the Bayntun-Riviere bindery in Bath, England. Blackmer 911. OCLC 1191005987. Cf. Weber 369 (1845 2nd edition). Atabey 635 (1847 French edition). Not in Aboussouan.
Editore: James Parker and Co., Oxford and London, 1869
First edition. viii, 214, , 3pp, . With two final leaves of publishers advertisements. Handsomely bound by Riviere and Son in contemporary gilt-tooled polished marbled burgundy calf, red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Slightly rubbed. Gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Thomas Gaisford to FEP, internally clean and crisp. The first edition of the collected poetical works of Church of England clergyman Robert Stephen Hawker (1803-1875), including a revision of arguably his most accomplished piece, The Quest of the Sangraal (first published in 1863), praised by Longfellow and Tennyson and considered one of the most successful nineteenth-century renditions of the Arthurian legend. Robert Riviere (1808-1882) initially established himself at Bath as a bookseller in 1829, and subsequently turned to bookbinding. Around 1840 he moved to London, where he commenced business solely as a binder, attracting the patronage of a wealthy clientele, including royalty. The output of Riviere, like the majority of binders of this period, is lacking in innovation; contemporary tastes predominantly calling for the production of â retrospectiveâ bindings, frequently in a style not even remotely suitable for the books they contained. However, in all other aspects - from the quality of the materials employed, to the delicacy of the tooling - the bindings of Riviere are richly deserving of admiration; particularly considering that he was apparently entirely self-taught. On his death Riviere bequeathed his business to Percival Calkin, the eldest son of his second daughter, who had been taken into partnership by his grandfather in 1881, when the style of the firm was altered to Riviere & Son. The company continued to operate until 1939. The goodwill and the tools were sold to Messrs Bayntun of Bath. Size: 8vo.
Editore: Methuen & Co., Limited, 36 Essex Street, London, 1927
Full-Leather. Condizione: Very Good. Shepard, Ernest (illustratore). Fifth Edition. Stated First Published October 14, 1926. Fifth Edition 1927. Printed in Great Britain. The rare deluxe morocco (leather) edition crafted by the Bayntun-Rivière Bindery in the textured navy leather with charming impressed titles, six richly detailed bronzish-gilt vignettes of the characters at play, gilt borders, light shelf wear. Spine with five raised bands decorated with gilt ornamentation, six fields of which two with titles and others with same floral vignette; some toning. Corner edges of boards with diagonal gilt notching and morocco wrapping to interior pastedown appox. half inch decorated in gilt dentelle. Impressed with fine [1/16"] gilt lettering to navy morocco border of front pastedown: "Bound By Bayntun (Rivière), Bath, England." This particularly ornate tooling of vignettes and dentelle is rarely seen on any of this same title. Bright gilded text block at all sides. Vertically patterned endpages feature striated patterns in purplish-browns, sienna and green. Pages near fine, clean. Owner's name at front endpaper appearing to be in fountain: "Abelson, 921-6130." Also, antiquarian inscription at front blank endpaper: "To a very nice little girl on her birthday, with love, Dad & Geo., Oct. 25 1946, Edinburgh." Bind fine, square; hinges intact. Charmingly illustrated and decorated throughout with the warmly simple imagery of Ernest Shepard. Sharp near fine rarity. Droll, finely crafted adventure from one of England's most popular writers sparkles with witty dialogue, deft plotting, and an amusing cast of characters. A rare gem that will charm fantasy lovers, Anglophiles, and general readers alike. Printed by Jerrold & Sons, Limited, Norwich. 159 pages. Insured post. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Book.
Editore: London: Jonathan Cape, 1930-1947, 1947
[Children's Adventure] COMPLETE FIRST EDITIONS, FINELY BOUND. 12 volumes. Octavo (20 x 14 x 42cm). With occasional illustrations, and an engraved frontispiece to each volume. Uniformly bound in recent green full morocco by BAYNTUN-RIVIERE of Bath, with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spine, and 'Swallows and Amazons for Ever' motif stamped in gilt to upper board of each volume. Marbled endpapers with gilt decoration to generous turn-ins, and all edges gilt. All volumes with the original illustrated endpapers bound in at rear. Lovely crisp, clean copies, in highly attractive new leather bindings. Just a touch of light wear, including a few small bumps. Near fine. One of the best-loved children's adventure series of the twentieth century, set variously in the Lake District, East Anglia, the Outer Hebrides, the Caribbean, and the South China Sea.
Editore: London, 1936
Hard Cover. First Edition. (London: Philip Allan & Co., Ltd. 1936). First UK Edition. 8vo. 298 pages. A collection of sporting diaries, with a strong focus on angling (chalk stream trout fishing), Cumbrian salmon and trout and Scottish deer stalking. An important book of angling history. Includes Cumberland - Eden Salmon - An April Afternoon - Dry Fly: The Slow Ascent - The Itchen and the Chess - Driffield Beck - The Houghton Club and therein of Drag, of Pattern and of Method - Houghton and Stockbridge Diaries, etc. Superbly rebound by the world-renowned Bayntun-Riviere of Bath in full red calf, with 5 raised bands to the spine. Title in gilt on green label to the spine; author in gilt to brown label. Angling-related decorations in gilt to the spine. Double-border in gilt to the front and rear boards. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. A stunning production. A fine copy. The interior has very mild foxing to the early pages of the book but is otherwise really clean internally. NB: this is a Bayntun Riviere binding of the Philip Allan first edition from 1936 and should not be confused with the recent Flyfisher's Classic Library edition. Photographs/scans available upon request.
Editore: London, 1942
Hard Cover. First Edition. (Altrincham: Sherratt and Hughes 1942). First UK Edition. Small 4 to. xiii + 156pp. Black and white frontispiece + 18 plates + 2 maps. # 92 of a Limited Edition of an unspecified number of copies. "In this record of his co-tenancy of the famous Hampton Bishop stretch of water, the title of 'Diary' is perhaps misleading, for here is no bare list of day by day events, catches and disappointments. Rather is the book an absorbing picture of the fishing and of people most connected with the water, together with incident and anecdote clothing the bare bones of the Diary which Hutton has kept from his earliest days." Superbly rebound by the world-renowned Bayntun-Riviere of Bath in full brown calf, with 5 raised bands to the spine. Title in gilt on red label to the spine; author in gilt to green label. Angling-related decorations in gilt to the spine. Double-border in gilt to the front and rear boards. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. A stunning production. A fine copy really clean internally. NB: this is a Bayntun Riviere binding of the Sherratt and Hughes first edition from 1942. Photographs/scans available upon request.
Editore: London, 1931
Hard Cover. First Edition. (London: Philip Allan & Co. Ltd. 1931). First UK Edition. 8vo. Pages xvi, 236. Black and white photographic plates (including the frontispiece) + line illustrations in the text. Patrick Reginald Chalmers is one of the best loved sporting writers of the early 20th century. 'Where the Spring Salmon Run' is a work on the techniques and joys of fishing. It details great spots to find the fish and the best methods for catching them. Salmon fishing in Great Britain with fly, bait and spinning tackle. "All I have tried to do is to re-visit, chiefly for my own amusement, rivers that I have fished in and to remember the few fish that I have caught in my life or lost". Superbly rebound by the world-renowned Bayntun-Riviere of Bath in full brown calf, with 5 raised bands to the spine. Title in gilt on red label to the spine; author in gilt to green label. Angling-related decorations in gilt to the spine. Double-border in gilt to the front and rear boards. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. A stunning production. A fine copy really clean internally. NB: this is a Bayntun Riviere binding of the Philip Allan first edition from 1931 and should not be confused with the recent Wright Press edition. Photographs/scans available upon request.
Editore: Geoffrey Bles, London, 1938
Hard Cover. First Edition. (London: Geoffrey Bles 1934). First UK Edition. 8vo. Pages viii, 227. Black and white photographic plates. Legendary book about the life of William James Lunn, for many years keeper of the water on the Test belonging to the Houghton Club, and known to generations of anglers from all over the World. The frontispiece is a photo of W J L dressing flies. An important book of angling history. Superbly rebound by the world-renowned Bayntun-Riviere of Bath in full red calf, with 5 raised bands to the spine. Title in gilt on green label to the spine; author in gilt to brown label. Angling-related decorations in gilt to the spine. Double-border in gilt to the front and rear boards. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. A stunning production. A fine copy really clean internally. NB: this is a Bayntun Riviere binding of the Geoffrey Bles first edition from 1934 and should not be confused with the recent Flyfisher's Classic Library edition. Photographs/scans available upon request.
Editore: Ward & Downey, London, 1887
Libro Prima edizione
Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. First edition thus. First London Edition. 8vo. [193 x 128 x 27 mm]. xx, 337,  pp. Bound c.1950 by Bayntun-Riviere (signed with an ink pallet) in half brown morocco, Cockerell marbled paper sides. The spine divided into six panels with raised bands and gilt compartments, lettered in the second and third and dated at the foot, the others with a central ornamental tool, matching marbled endleaves, top edge gilt. First published as The Poems and Stories of Fitz-James O'Brien in Boston in 1881, and republished in New York in 1885. O'Brien, a native of Ireland, died in 1862 from wounds received in the American Civil War. He was one of the earliest science fiction writers, much admired by H. P. Lovecraft. The Diamond Lens (1858) tells the story of a scientist who invents a powerful microscope and discovers a beautiful female in a microscopic world in a drop of water. The Wondersmith (1859) is a predecessor of robot rebellion, where toys possessed by evil spirits are transformed into living automata who turn against their creators. What Is It? (1859) is one of the earliest known examples of invisibility in fiction.
Editore: John Lane, 1909
Libro Prima edizione
Hardcover. Condizione: Very Good. 1st Edition. This Extra Illustrated 1909 Edition of Wits, Beaux, and Beauties of the Georgian Era , by John Fyvie, With a Frontispiece in Photogravure and Numerous Illustrations Reproduced From Contemporary Portraits & Prints was published in both London and New York by John Lane Company. The book, which measures approximately 6 inches wide by 8 3/4 inches tall by 2 inches thick, contains xxii pages of preliminary matter, including an 18 page Preface and a List of Illustrations that consist of portraiture of 12 principal people who fit the title , followed by 359 numbered pages of text devoted to the support of the title. Although there is no indication in the illustration s listings to justify the words Extra Illustrated on the lower edge of the book s spine, a hand count found an additional 26 plates, six in color, beyond the twelve listed. All of the plates, listed or not, are on un-numbered individual sheets, with a blank tissue facing the printed side of the sheet. The book is hard bound in full navy blue (sun-faded on the spine) morocco, with gilt decoration on the back and front covers and on the raised hubs on the spine, with panels with gilt titles and decoration. The inside front and back covers are of blue leather with gilt decoration surrounding a marbled paper. The marbled paper is also used for the free end paper. The covers were designed and signed by the renowned Bayntun Binder of Bath, England. The pages of the book are all gilt-edged. The text is clear and easily read. There are signs of wear at the cover s edges and the beginning of separation of the pages from the front cover. The overall condition of the book is very good. The illustrations accompanying this description show: The book s cover The end papers The Frontispiece A typical 2-page spread of text A typical illustration plate Bayntun Binder - Charles Edwin George Bayntun, more commonly known as George Bayntun (4 August 1873 4 September 1940) was an English bookseller, bookbinder, and collector. Bayntun served a book-binding apprenticeship before starting his own book-binding business in Northumberland Place in 1894. He took on a number of London binders in order to raise the standard of craftsmanship in his own bindery and soon afterwards moved the business into larger premises on Walcot Street in Bath. In 1920, he purchased the bindery business of George Gregory, and in 1939, the Bayntun and Rivière binderies were incorporated into a new set of premises on Manvers Street in Bath, from where the business still operates today. [Wikipedia].
Editore: Hogarth Press, 1927
Libro Prima edizione
Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. 1st Edition. "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf. Hogarth Press, 1927 first UK edition first printing, in fine binding: black crushed half morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g., [Kirkpatrick A10a; Woolmer 154], 8vo. Exceptional copy of this key title by Woolf.
Editore: Chapman & Hall, 1928
Libro Prima edizione
Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. 1st Edition. "Decline and Fall" by Evelyn Waugh. Chapman & Hall, London. 1928 first edition, first printing with ""Martin Gaythorne-Brodie"" and ""Kevin Saunderson"" unchanged on pp.168-9, frontispiece by the author, blue crushed half morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g., 8vo. Beautiful copy.
Editore: Edward Arnold, 1910
Libro Prima edizione
Hardcover. Condizione: Fine. 1st Edition. "Howards End" by E.M. Foster. Edward Arnold, London. 1910 first UK edition, first issue with "A Stepson of the Soil" featured on last page of advertisements, 4pp. advertisements at end, some occasional minor foxing or light marking, fore-margin lengths a little uneven, red crushed morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, t.e.g., [Kirkpatrick A4a]. A very nice copy.
Editore: VICTOR GOLLANCZ LTD, LONDON, 1951
Libro Prima edizione
Hardcover. Condizione: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. FIRST IMPRESSION. HARDBACK BOUND IN A LATER FULL LEATHER BINDING BY BAYNTUN-RIVIERE, MARBLED ENDPAPERS, PAGE EDGES GILT. BOOK MEASURES APPROX 8 x 5 INCHES WITH 352 PAGES. SOME VERY LIGHT GENERAL WEAR WITH THE VERY OCCASIONAL MINOR MARK TO PAGES BUT OVERALL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH GILT TO SPINE BRIGHT, HINGES FIRM & MAJORITY OF TEXT PAGES CLEAN. EXTRA POSTAGE COSTS MAY APPLY TO OVERSEAS ORDERS.