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  • Edition: First Thus
  • Book condition: Very Good
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London: The Navarre Society, 1922. Five volumes complete - Volume One - cxxxvii, [1], 124pp; Volume Two - vi, [2], 225pp, [1]; Volume Three - vi, [2], 216pp; Volume Four - x, 244pp and Volume Five - x, 263pp, [1]. Later half calf and cloth by Bayntun, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, contrasting volume label to third, remaining panels with gilt central lozenge and volute corner pieces, t.e.g. marbled endpapers. Spines slightly faded, volume label to volume five scuffed, very slightly rubbed to extremities, internally bright and clean. Titles in red and black. First Thus. Half Calf and Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Freudenberg, S.. 8vo.

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Quae Exstant Opera

Sallustii, C. Crispi (Sallustius)

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Book condition: Good+
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Parisiis (Paris): J. Barbou, 1761. xlviii, 392pp, [2]. Contemporary full mottled calf, smooth back divided into six panels , morocco author label to second panel, remaining panels with central flower device and smaller flower corner pieces, covers with triple fillet border, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, all edges gilt, french curl marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, especially outer joints, small amount of abrasion to foot of covers, small amount of loss to rear lower inner edge. Internally bright, small ink stain to Aa4 catching a couple of letters but not affecting sense, signatures Ff and Gg lightly browned, otherwise bright and clean. Previous owners book label and shelf label to front pastedown. With a frontispiece and two other full page engraved plates. Usual attractive Barbou publication. Brunet V:87. Reprint. Full Calf. Good+. 12mo.

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English Books 1475-1900 - A Signpost for Collectors

Sawyer, Charles J. And Darton F.J. Harvey

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good
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London: Chas. J. Sawyer Ltd., 1927. Two volumes complete - Volume One - xvi, 367pp, [1] and Volume Two - viii, 423pp, [1]. Original cloth, title in gilt to spine, t.e.g. Spines slightly faded, rubbed to extremities, minor marking to covers. Internally some light foxing, occasionally heavy, but limited to a few pages, generally clean, previous owner's book label to front pastedowns. Titles in red and black, dedicated and signed by Sawyer to half-title of volume one. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

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Twelve Views in the Interior of Guiana

Schomburgk, Robert H.[ermann]

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good
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London: Ackermann and Co., 1841. [8], 38pp, coloured lithographic additional title, full page map and twelve coloured, tissue guarded, lithographic plates, original pictorial boards. Boards rubbed, paper covering boards chipped to edges and corners with small amounts of loss, rebacked. Endpapers browned and heavily creased, some light foxing throughout, but generally fairly clean, a couple of pages including the title, a couple of pages have a bottom corner missing, a few small marginal tears to a couple of the plates and a couple of the tissue guards have been repaired to fore edges. Housed in a cloth chemise, with a title label. With two short A.L.S.'s from Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk, dated 1847, declining invitations due to previous engagements. Large paper, coloured copy (it was also published in a plain, and presumably smaller, state). Schomburgk, who laid down the Schomburgk Line on a later expedition dividing British Guiana from Venezuela, was knighted in 1844. Abbey Travel 720; Tooley 447. With A.L ... Read more

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Book condition: Good+
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London: Henry G. Bohn, 1861. Three volumes complete. Contemporary full calf, bevelled boards, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, volume label to third, remaining panels with central gilt flower head tool, covers with interlocking double fillet borders with quadrilobe corner pieces, surrounding inner corner pieces of roundels, volutes and leafy stems blocked in black, all edges stained red, with marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, volume one stained to foot. Internally the stain to the foot of volume one carries on to the bottom corners of the pages for about the first quarter of the book, otherwise bright and clean. Previous owners' gift inscription to ffep. Binding is by Bickers, with their stamp to reverse of front marbled endpapers. A reissue of Scott's 1792 bible (see Herbert 1366). Reprint. Full Calf. Good+. 4to.

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  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Book condition: Good
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London: J. Hatchard and Son, 1819. xii, 403pp, [3]. Later full calf, smooth back divided into six panels by, gilt rules, morocco title label to second panel, covers with gilt single fillet border. Rubbed to extremities, bump to head of upper cover, lower joint split at head but holding well. Internally quite bright and clean. From the library of Earl Eldon, with his name and bookplate to front pastedown. Subscribers included William Wilberforce. Second Edition. Full Calf. Good. 8vo.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good+
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London: For the Author By J. Debrett, 1801. [2], [i]-ii, [v]-vi, 1-134, plates, [135-136], charts, 137-144pp, [6]. Original? boards, later cloth reback with modern paper title label to spine, later endpapers. Boards worn to edges and especially corners, scrape to centre of lower board. Internally the front endpaper is creased, light spotting to text, but plates generally clean, a few pages with marginal repairs, one plate with marginal repairs with the repairs slightly offsetting on to the margin of another plate, but generally quite bright and clean. With twenty coloured aquatint plates showing one hundred and thirty-seven coastal profiles and twenty-four tinted engraved charts on twelve pages by J. Stadler and J. Luffman after J.T. Serres. Housed in a calf backed slipcase, with raised bands, spine in six panels, a leather title label to second panel, with the remaining panels with repeated gilt tooling. J.[ohn] T.[homas] Serres, was the elder son of the marine painter Dominic Serres, and was "appointed ... Read more

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good
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London: John Murray, 1855. xxiv, 361pp, [1], 32pp adverts. Original blind stamped cloth, title and author in gilt to spine. Spine slightly darkened, spine ends repaired, slightly rubbed. Internally bright and clean, with six maps and plans as called for. From the library of Earl Eldon, the Lord Chancellor in Pitt's administration, with his name and book plate to front pastedown. Nerhood 251. First Edition. Hardback. Good. 8vo.

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Shakespeare's Comedy of The Tempest

Shakespeare, William; Quiller-Couch, A.T.

  • Edition: First Thus
  • Book condition: Very Good
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London: Hodder & Stoughton xxiv, 143pp, [1], illustrations. Full gilt decorated vellum, t.e.g. Lacks ties, boards slightly splayed, otherwise quite bright and clean. With forty illustrations, each with titled tissue guard by Dulac. Title in red and black. Number one hundred and five of five hundred copies, signed by Dulac to limitation page. Signed by Artist. First Thus. Full Vellum. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Dulac, Edmund. 4to. Limited Edition.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good+
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1815. xx, [4], 610pp, [13]. Later full calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, remaining panels with a double diamond shaped quadrilobe in blind, covers with double fillet panelling, diamond shaped quadrilobe to corners with fleurons to inner corners, all in blind, boards bevelled, all edges stained red with combed and waved marbled endpapers. Externally very good with minor rubbing to corners and spine bands and a bit of minor wear to lower cover. Internally very lightly damp stained throughout, but fairly bright. Lacks the half-title. From the library of Earl Eldon, who was Lord Chancellor in Pitt's administration, with his round bookplate to reverse of front endpaper. Lowndes 2929. First Edition. Full Calf. Good+. 4to.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good+
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London: G. Kearsley, 1800. Eighteen volumes - Volumes One to Eight (bound in sixteen volumes) and Shaw's Zoological Lectures (Two volumes). Uniform full straight-grain morocco, raised bands, spines in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, volume and sub-title to fifth, the remaining panels with gilt central quadrilobe and leafy stem oblong device, covers framed with semi-circle roll in blind bordered with a gilt double fillet, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Spines very slightly dulled, some minor rubbing to extremities, slight scrapes to a few covers, small chip to head of volume three part two. Internally lightly browned with some very light foxing, some offsetting from plates, but generally fairly clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedown of volume one. Additional engraved title to each volume and all plates called for. Encompassing Mammalia (volumes one and two), Amphibia (volume three), Pisces (volumes four and five), Insecta (volume six) and Birds (volumes seven and eight). T ... Read more

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good+
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London: J. Nichols, 1798. Two volumes (all published, 1798-1801, Volume One - [2], v-xvi, xxi-xxiv, [2], 1-125, [1], i-xii, *xi-*xii, xiii-xxxviii, 1-156, *153-*158, 157-164, 165*-166*, 165-210, 207*-214*, 211-414, *411-*416, 415-434, 1-38pp and Volume Two - xxxii, 1-13, [1], 1-22, *21-*22, 23-30, 27*-30*, 31-106, 105*-107*, 107-172, *171-*172, 173-220, *221-*222, 221-290, 1-20pp. Early twentieth century morocco, raised bands, spines in seven panels, title lettered direct to second panel, author and volume to third, remaining panels with volute corner pieces and large central lozenge piece all in gilt, covers with dog tooth roll border surrounding a triple fillet, with small fleuron corner pieces, double fillet roll to edges, inner edges with floral roll, comb and curl marbled endpapers, cloth reinforcing to inner joints, double end bands, a.e.g. Rubbed to extremities, with a few minor bumps and scrapes, but joints sound. Internally some light browning, occasionally heavier to a few signatures, some light spo ... Read more

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good
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London: [Thomas Rodd], 1843. 16pp, disbound from a volume at some point, t.e.g. Slightly browned, one or two spots of foxing, but generally clean. Wise notes that "In 1843, when advertising the present pamphlet for sale, Rodd asserted that it was a facsimile reprint of an alleged original edition of which the author was said to have printed twenty copies in 1816. No example of this mysterious original has ever been unearthed ... My own opinion is that no original ever existed ... The motto 'We pity the plumage but forget the dying bird' was taken by Shelley from Paine's 'Rights of Man', 1817, Pt.I, p. 24, 'He [Burke] pities the plumage but forgets the dying bird'. This clearly denies any impression of the address dated 1816". The pamphlet decries the difference between the public concern for the death of the Princess and their indifference to the plight of the poorest in society (plus ca change) and also examines the execution of the leaders of the Pentrich Rising. Wise, ... Read more

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A Trip to Scarborough - A Comedy

Sheridan, Richard Brinsley

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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London: G. Wilkie, 1781. 6, [2], 104pp. Bound in later full calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, matching author label to third, remaining panels with central flower device and fleuron corner pieces in gilt, covers with triple fillet border, gilt fillet to edges and gilt roll to inner edges, a.e.g., burgundy endpapers. Very minor rubbing externally, internally bright and clean. Binding is by Riviere. As Williams notes, "this is a book which varies considerably". This copy is most like his variant A, except that page 30 is numbered, it does have the misprints on pages 77 and 78, which as describes as "probably the earliest copies". Williams pages 220-221; CBEL II:818. First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. 8vo.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good
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Hull: William Ross 3pp, [1], disbound, n.d. c1825. Lightly browned, couple of spots of foxing, piece excised from gutter edge where once bound, creased from folds, name of 'Edward Chapman' to final blank. Drop-head title, scarce, not found on COPAC. First Edition. Disbound. Good. Folio. Pamphlet.

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Everyman - A Morality Play

Sidgwick, F. (Ed)

  • Edition: First Thus
  • Book condition: Good+
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London: Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, 1911. xiii, [1], 36pp, plates. original full vellum, title in gilt to spine and upper cover, t.e.g. new cloth ties. Covers very slightly soiled, internally some light browning / foxing to endpapers, text and plates clean. Complete with ten colour tissue guarded plates by Amschewitz. First Thus. Full Vellum. Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Amschewitz, John H.. 4to. Limited Edition.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good+
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London: B. M'millan, 1816. vi, [3], iv-lxvi, 316pp, [4]. Uncut in original boards, with original paper label. Rebacked, original spine laid on, worn to edges with one or two minor scrapes to covers and small amount of loss to paper covering lower board. Internally some light spotting with occasional offsetting, damp stain to index leaves, but generally fairly bright and clean. With thirty-five samples of seeds on fourteen leaves and one hundred and twenty-three dried grass specimens mounted on blank numbered sheets with printed captions in Latin and English, many leaves highlighted in green, all tissue-guarded. With the very important folding engraved plan of the garden, (often absent), laid in loosely to front and errata slip tipped in, previous owners book plate to front pastedown. Now housed in a cloth drop back box with title label to spine. Sinclair, George (1786-1834), gardener and writer on horticulture, "On instructions from the duke, and under the direction of Sir Humphry Davy, Sinclair cond ... Read more

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  • Edition: First Edition
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Oxford: J. Skelton, 1823. Two volumes (complete) Oxonia Restaurata with Pietas Oxoniensis in a single uniform volume. Contemporary half morocco and curl marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spines in seven panels, title in gilt to second panel, author / volume to fourth, remaining panels with central floral spray in gilt, place and date to foot of spine in gilt, t.e.g., curl marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, spines very slightly faded. Internally some light spotting, usually to margins but occasionally to the plate images. The Oxonia Antiqua has a folding engraved plan of Oxford and one hundred and thirty-four plates by Skelton, beginning with plate twenty-six and continuing up to plate one hundred and fifty seven (plates two - twenty-five were never issued), with two plates unnumbered and all but two plates on India paper, a large paper copy. The Pietas has an engraved title and twenty-four plates / portraits all on india paper and is also a large paper copy. Lowndes 2409; Cordeaux and M ... Read more

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good
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London: J. Richardson, 1820. Two volumes complete - Volume One - xix, [1], 394pp and Volume Two (1823) - xv, [1], 388pp. Full, slightly later, straight grain morocco, semi-raised wide bands, spines in four panels, morocco title label to second, volume label to third, remaining panels with central square device in gilt, covers with wide repeated volute tool frame inside a single fillet border, gilt roll to inner edges, a.e.g. The finishing varies on volume two, similar in design, but with different tools (the books were published three years apart, presumably the second volume was bound to attempt to match the first bound earlier). Volume one has a small amount of loss to leather at foot of lower cover and head of spine, otherwise lightly rubbed to extremities, volume two slightly rubbed to extremities. Volume one lightly browned internally, volume two brighter. From the library of Earl Eldon, with his name to front pastedown and his bookplate to reverse of front endpaper. Binding, (at least volume one), is by ... Read more

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The Faerie Queene

Spenser, Edmund

  • Edition: First Thus
  • Book condition: Very Good
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London: J. Brindley and S. Wright, 1751. Three volumes complete - Volume One - [5], iv-lxiii, [1], i-xxxvii, [3], 453pp, [3]; Volume Two - [2], 450pp and Volume Three - [2], 440pp. Full contemporary calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, olive morocco author / title label to second panel, dark green volume label to third, remaining panels with central lozenge made of up small volute and flower head tools in gilt, gilt roll to edges. Minor rubbing to extremities, couple of small scuffs to covers, corners slightly bumped, very slight splitting to the front outer joint of volume two. Slightly later endpapers, front inner joint of volume one strengthened, tear to b2 in volume one repaired, some light browning and occasional light foxing, but generally quite bright and clean. Armorial bookplate of John Templer of Trinity College Cambridge to front pastedowns. Complete with thirty-two plates in volume one as called for. An attractive set of Spenser's epic allegorical poem with plates after William Kent, the & ... Read more

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