The following books will be among Temple Rare Books highlights at the Summer Fair, Temple will be at Stand number 34:

nimrodNimrod [Apperley, Charles James]. Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton Esq. Of Halston, Shropshire Etc.. ill. Alken, H. And Rawlins, T.J.. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Second Edition. 8vo. Full Morocco. Very Good ix, [3], 206pp, [2]. Near contemporary full morocco, smooth back, title in gilt, with volute and floral drops, covers with large central urn, surrounded by volutes with small flower head and fleuron tools all in gilt, gilt roll to edges, a.e.g. metal clasp engraved with ‘Mr E. Whittingham, Ellenhall, Nov. 2nd 1844’. The preferred second edition, with six more plates than the first edition. Abbey Life 385; Tooley 67; Schwerdt I:38/39 £600.00


Shelley, Percy Bysshe. The Poems. London: The Vale Press, 1901. First Thus. 8vo. Hardback. Limited Edition. Good+ / No Jacket (as Issued). Three volumes Shelleycomplete – Volume One – ccx, [2]; Volume Two – clxxviii, [2] and Volume Three – clxxxviii, [2]. Original white buckram, author and volume in gilt to spines. From the library of Laurence W. Hodson, with his book label to front pastedowns. One of three hundred and ten copies on paper, with decorative borders by Charles Ricketts. Watry B34  £500.00


Ashbee, Janet E. (Ed); Challoner, Sir Thomas (Trans.); Erasmus. The Praise of ashbeeFolie – Moriae Encomium. ill. Sleigh, Bernard After Strang, William. London: The Essex House Press, 1901. First Thus. Folio. Full Vellum. Limited Edition. Signed by Publisher. Very Good / No Jacket (as Issued). vi, [2], 87pp, [1]. Full vellum, title in gilt to spine, cloth ties. One of two hundred and fifty copies, this one is not numbered but is inscribed ‘Mr Hodson’s copy’ and signed beneath by C.R. Ashbee. This copy was specially bound in vellum for Laurence Hodson, all the normal copies were bound in quarter parchment and paper over boards. This copy was shown at the Wolverhampton Exhibition in 1902 £750.00

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