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William Shakespeare Oscar Wilde and A A Milne 

Shakespeare, William THE SONNETS IN CHINESE IN 2 volumes in a  silk (?) covered box bound in an Eastern style blockbook.  £ 45
  

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Douglas, Lord Alfred (ed.) The Spirit Lamp: II , 13 May 1892; III. 20 May 1892; IV,  27 May 1892; V, 3 June 1892; VI, 10 June 1892; Volume 2, I, 21 October 1892; Volume 3, II, 17 February 1893; Volume IV, I, May 1893; Volume IV, II, May 1893 . £ 1500

 
 
 

 

description of the last 2 issues (the rarest) : James Thornton, 1893. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. May, June, 1893. First editions. Vol. IV, No. I, II. Original blue printed wrappers... Vol. IV # 1 with contributions by John Addington Symonds (2), Alfred Douglas (3), 
Lionel Johnson, Pierre Louys, and others. Vol. IV # II pages 49-100 - contributions by Oscar Wilde "The Disciple," Alfred Douglas (2), John Addington Symonds, Eric Stenbok, A. R. Bayley (2), Gleeson White, H. M. Beerbohm. The original Spirit Lamp came to prominence when its editor, Sandy Wason, sold it to a Magdalen undergraduate and Old Wykehamist, Lord Alfred Douglas late in 1892. Bosie, as he was known to his friends, already had publishing experience behind him: 
at Winchester he had co-founded and edited a magazine called The Pentagram. From December 1892 to June 1893, he published poetry and prose in five issues of the Spirit Lamp, which bore the new subtitle 'An Aesthetic, Literary and Critical Magazine'. the first  3 series were subtitled: an Oxford Magazine without news.
PLEASE ASK FOR FULL DESCRIPTION OF CONDITION AND CONTENTS BEFORE ORDERING . James Thornton was the brother of the founder of Thornton's bookshop (est. 1835) and uncle of John Henry Thornton the 2nd generation bookseller in Broad street, Oxford.  TOGETHER 9 ISSUES.
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MILNE, A.A. When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House at Pooh Corner
London, Methuen & Co.,, 1924-1928. 4 volumes, sm-octavo. Bound in recent full morocco, in their respective original published colours, with gilt titles, the original Sheppard illustrations on the front boards embossed in gilt, gilt decoration and raised bands on spines, gilt rules to fronts and insides of the boards, 2 of the volumes have the original endpapers, top edges gilt. Housed in a blue cloth covered protective slipcase. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard First Impressions, with the exception, as so often, of When We Were Very Young which is the 2nd editon December 1924    £ 1250


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