And Now For Something
Completely Old, Especially if You're "Into" Leather
During the past few months, Books
at Star Dot Star has been expanding its range of antiquarian and Victorian
titles. Many are in Leather or Elaborately Decorated Cloth bindings and will make truly wonderful additions to your collection.
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These gorgeous, luxurious volumes are all yours in time for the holidays.
You can see these gems on our website either by searching for the keywords, "antiquarian", or "Victorian"
(without the quote marks). Most are accompanied by photos/scans and for those that aren't, please e-mail us requesting such illustrations.
Authors include such luminaries as Mrs Beeton, Jules Verne, Boswell
and Johnson, Wordsworth, Longfellow, Burns, William Cobbett, Alexandre Dumas, John Bunyan and Sir Walter Scott,
to name just a few.
Here's a sample of what's available:
Ars Chirurgica: a
Compendium of the Theory and Practice of Chirurgery
(The Art of Surgery...) was published in 1698. This volume is "The Second Volume" of the extremely scarce
first edition of this work. What few references there are to this title refer to the first edition being 1699.
However, the title page of this volume is dated "M. DC. XCVIII." which to my certain knowledge translates
The Attempted Escapes of Charles I
|George Hillier's 1852
chronicle, A Narrative of the Attempted Escapes of Charles the First from
Carisbrook Castle: And of His Detention in the Isle of Wight, from November, 1647 , to the Seizure of His Person
By the Army, at Newport, in November, 1648. Including the Letters of the King to Colonel Titus, now first deciphered
& printed from the originals (they really liked long
titles back then).
and Poems of Richard Brinsley Sheridan
|R Crompton Rhodes' 3-volume set of The Plays and Poems of Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Rhodes' comprehensive and authoritative collection of Sheridan's plays and poetry including: "The Rivals",
"St Patrick's Day", "The Duenna", "A Trip to Scarborough", "The School for Scandal"
and various poetry. This set was presented and inscribed in ink from Rhodes to Sir Charles Hyde on "27:xi:28".
Hyde was owner of the Birmingham Post and Mail, a keen archaeologist and a major benefactor of the Birmingham Museum and Art
Gallery. Read more about this set here.
Henry Morley's A First Sketch of English Literature from 1892. An encyclopaedic overview of English Literature from the Celts through to Victoria.
This book is almost as fresh as the day on which Lydia A Pockett received it as a prize for "Diligence and
attention in Literature and Composition in June 1894" from the Camden School for Girls.
Morley's English Literature