900 Years of Fine Books and Manuscripts, Catalogue 77
Charles W. Traylen, Antiquarian Bookseller, Guilford, England, 1972, Wraps, , , Very Good
unpag. 121 items. Forty plates, many in color. Foldout color frontis of item 1, the Traylen collection of children's books, offered for 25,000 pounds. Some bumps and creases to corners and soiling to wraps, visible as mostly white, else fine. Beautiful illustrations. Ample descriptions of each item. Traylen says that the ''catalogue is issued to celebrate my fiftieth year in the book trade. I would like to dedicate it to all customers and friends, past and present, who have supported me during my bookselling career.''
from “The Harlot’s House”
But she—she heard the violin, And left my side, and entered in: Love passed into the house of lust. The suddenly the tune went false, The dancers wearied of the waltz, The shadows ceased to wheel and whirl. And down the long and silent street, The dawn, with silver-sandalled feet, Crept like a frightened girl.Oscar Wilde (1856–1900)