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John Webster & the Elizabethan Drama

by Brooke, Rupert (1887-1915)

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Published
1916
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First Edition
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London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd, 1916. First Edition. xvi, 276 pages. This book was the dissertation written which won his fellowship to King's College, Cambridge in 1913, His poems include some written about the war just as Graves, Sassoon and Wilfred Owen did to become literary memorials to the cost of the Great War. … Read more
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London: Bradbury & Evans for Edward Moxon, 1840. Octavo. (4) 71. Printed in double columns. They first gained success as their "Tales of Shakespeare" were issued in the first quarter of the 19th century. When Charles Lamb (1775-1834) and his unfortunate sister Mary (1764-1847) moved from one undesirable lodging to another, William Godwin suggested they… Read more
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A Bibliography of Early English Law Books: The Ames Foundation

by Beale, Joseph Henry

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Published
1926
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First Edition
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Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926. First Edition. Small Quarto. 304 pages. Illustrated. Not only has the author assiduously noted the order of the earliest English language books on the law, but he has tabulated the libraries where they can be found. As the leading professor of Law at Harvard in the first half of the 20th Century,… Read more
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San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1939. Limited Edition. Quarto. . Limited to 455 copies printed by the Grabhorns. Tipped in is an original leaf from the May 11, 1712 issue of The Spectator. Bound in 1/4 natural linen over marbled paper covered boards, paper spine label. A fine copy.
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London: Printed for Benj. Barker and Sold By A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch. J Osborn and Ten Others, 1732. 12mo. 8th edition. Frontispiece, 72 pages. While some mistakenly attributed this to Dr. Samuel Johnson, it was first issued in 1704 and became popular in 18th Century England so some copies were also designed to be bound in with… Read more
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The Way to Bring the World to Rights, or, Honesty the best Policy at All Times and in All Places

by Bolingbroke, (Viscount) Henry St. John, 1678-1751

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Published
1711
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London: John Morphew, 1711. Small Octavo. 47, [1] pages. A scarce first printing of this controversial item. An attack upon the proliferation of pamphlets and books which are of no consequence. He writes "to admonish our Pamphleteers of the Perniciousness and Defectiveness of their Measures...of serving their own a Party's end; in short, he… Read more
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New York: A.S. Barnes & Burr, 1859. 12mo. National School Series, 160pp., free endpapers and pastedowns are ads, bound in pictorial paper covered boards backed in sheep, damp staining to first and last few leaves, illustrated throughout within the text, some damp staining to boards otherwise a good copy.
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New York; ND[ca.1845]: George F. Cooledge & Brothers. Small Octavo. (5)pp. ads, blank, 168pp. (2)pp. ads, engraved frontispiece and vignette title page, about 160 original illustrations designed as head-pieces for each page engraved by W.P. Morgan and A. Anderson, bound in original leather backed boards with pink paper illustration to front and back of boards missing. Previous owner's… Read more
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$130.00
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Edinbugrh: Wm. Blackwood, 1906. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 393p. index. some pages uncut but a very clean copy with original maroon cloth cover and gilt lettering. The Battle of Fontenory was one of the three major battles in the War of the Austrain Succession. … Read more
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$65.00
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The Reputation of Trollope; an Annotated Bibliography, 1925-1975

by Olmsted, John Charles; Jeffrey Egan Welch

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Published
1978
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Near Fine
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New York: Garland Publishers, Inc, 1978. Cloth. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 212p. index The revival of interest in Anthony Trollope's novels underwent a revival in the mid-1920's but the last collection of critical assessments of his works was done in 1926. This work covers the fifty… Read more
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Bibliovect Guide to the Literature in English and Theoretical Syntax

by Smith, Lawrence R., Compiler

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Very Good
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New Canaan: Information Reduction Research, 1981. Soft Cover. Very Good. Octavo. Oblong. 263pp. Slight wear to wraps.
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New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, II Papers on the Renaissance English Text Society, 1992-1996

by Hill, W. Speed (editor)

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Published
1998
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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Tempe, AZ: Medieval & Renaissance Text & Studies, 1998. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 173pp. Text with footnotes. Facsimiles. Index. Bound in red cloth boards, with gold titles.
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The Book-Bills Of Narcissus, an Account Rendered

by Le Gallienne, Richard

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Published
1892
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Very Good
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First Edition
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Leicester and Nottingham: Frank Murray Derby, 1892. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 8vo., 142pp. Literary criticism in London at the beginning of the last century. In red cloth with gilt spine letters (spine faded to bron). The book is clean and tight.
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Cambridge, England: Cambridge at the University Press, 1889. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 723 pp. Very slight wear at extremties, binding tight with small 1/2" area of faint rubbing. Beautiful volume and fine example of 19th century textual scholarship.
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$75.00