His Eminence Cardinal Wiseman. Fabiola, or The Church of the Catacombs. P.J. Kenedy & Sons, New York. N.D. (circa 1900). Hardcover, 616 pgs. Covers good with mild wear to some edges and corners. Spine ends sl worn. Very good text and interior. Smashing cover and frontis illustrations. I am sure the story of the Cardinal’s penning this historical romance of the ancient martyrs must be quite a fascinating tale in itself. $24.
Gillmore, Parker. The Great Thirst Land: A Ride through Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal and Kalahari Desert. With a Frontispiece. Cassell, Petter & Galpin. London, Paris & New York. (1878). Hardcover. Illustrated with numerous adventurous drawings, including frontis, which shows native thrown high in the air by a charging rhino. Good, with gilt and black lettering, florets and designs on light brown cloth covers. Covers sturdy, worn at spine ends and top corner of front cover. Frontis present Text and interior are very good. Contemporary quite fascinating newspaper clippings, some about the Zulu War, are attached to front and back end papers and paste-downs. Top margins of title and several other front pages stained. A great look into the Boers, early diamond mines, flora and fauns, by a great traveller and hunter. $165.00
James Joyce. The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies. Servire Press, The Hague. Messageries Dawson, Paris. 1934. Wraps. First edition of 1000 copies of which this is 480. Haunting cover art by Joyce’s daughter, Lucia. Text and interior are good to fine throughout. Very top front corner, 1/8″ creased. Tiny pair of marks above ‘Joyce’ on cover may be artist’s initials. ‘Dawson’ may be rarest of 4 variants, juding by no other examples currently on the market. $520
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