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Old February 2nd 07, 03:04 PM posted to rec.collecting.books
Jack Campin - bogus address
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The most interesting donation we've had in our charity bookshop for
a while; a small calf-bound volume of poems by J.G. Nicholson, gold
blocked on the cover "A Chaplet of Southernwood or A Garden of
Ladslore" (sic, should be "Ladslove"). Another item in the same bag
was the sexual inversion volume of Havelock Ellis's "Studies in the
Psychology of Sex" so there wasn't much doubt about where the owner
was coming from.

The preface is dated 1896. But from what I can see on the web, "A
Garden of Ladslove" was published in 1911, and there is no trace of
a two-in-one edition. It's very well bound in excellent paper so
it could easily be 100 years old.

The charity would have a canary if they knew what I'm trying to sell
here (and no I will *not* accept email offers from readers of this
posting) but it should fetch a pretty good price for them from the,
er, "discerning" buyer, and any such buyer is going to keep their
trap shut about it. If I could figure out what the market rate for
such a thing is.

For a publication which has not a single obscene word or indecent
sentence, its effect is quite mindblowingly creepy. According to
the preface, many of the poems were first published in mainstream
literary and domestic magazines; the author's intention only comes
across when you see them all together. Urgh.

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Old February 2nd 07, 11:21 PM posted to rec.collecting.books
William M. Klimon
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On Feb 2, 9:04 am, Jack Campin - bogus address
wrote:

The most interesting donation we've had in our charity bookshop for
a while; a small calf-bound volume of poems by J.G. Nicholson, gold
blocked on the cover "A Chaplet of Southernwood or A Garden of
Ladslore" (sic, should be "Ladslove").



Both seem exceedingly rare. OCLC lists only 2 copies of A CHAPLET OF
SOUTHERNWOOD and only 5 copies of A GARLAND [not: GARDEN] OF LADSLOVE.

Maggs has a copy of A GARLAND for sale for 720.

I have no doubt that there are private and institutional collectors
who would be very interested.

A very nice find indeed--I might consider sending it to a real auction
house.

William M. Klimon
http://www.gateofbliss.com

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Old February 3rd 07, 01:44 AM posted to rec.collecting.books
Jack Campin - bogus address
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Default J.G. Nicholson

The most interesting donation we've had in our charity bookshop for
a while; a small calf-bound volume of poems by J.G. Nicholson, gold
blocked on the cover "A Chaplet of Southernwood or A Garden of
Ladslore" (sic, should be "Ladslove").

Both seem exceedingly rare. OCLC lists only 2 copies of A CHAPLET OF
SOUTHERNWOOD and only 5 copies of A GARLAND [not: GARDEN] OF LADSLOVE.
A very nice find indeed--I might consider sending it to a real auction
house.


Sheesh, why didn't I think of that? *Excellent* suggestion, we'll
go for it.

============== j-c ====== @ ====== purr . demon . co . uk ==============
Jack Campin: 11 Third St, Newtongrange EH22 4PU, Scotland | tel 0131 660 4760
http://www.purr.demon.co.uk/jack/ for CD-ROMs and free | fax 0870 0554 975
stuff: Scottish music, food intolerance, & Mac logic fonts | mob 07800 739 557
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Old February 3rd 07, 02:06 AM posted to rec.collecting.books
Y. Zacre
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"Jack Campin - bogus address" wrote in message
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The most interesting donation we've had in our charity bookshop for
a while; a small calf-bound volume of poems by J.G. Nicholson, gold
blocked on the cover "A Chaplet of Southernwood or A Garden of
Ladslore" (sic, should be "Ladslove").

Both seem exceedingly rare. OCLC lists only 2 copies of A CHAPLET OF
SOUTHERNWOOD and only 5 copies of A GARLAND [not: GARDEN] OF LADSLOVE.
A very nice find indeed--I might consider sending it to a real auction
house.


Sheesh, why didn't I think of that?


Survey says, number one answer: dropped on his head as a child.


 




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