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(Code No. 6759)

Maynard, George Henry & Rev. Edward Kimpton.

The Whole Genuine and Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, The celebrated Warlike, Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian.

Date. (c.1780).

London, Printed for J. Cooke. Folio [10 x 15 1/2ins]. Nd.. Pp. 723, [1].A few text splits, no loss. Engraved frontis & title, nicks to edges no loss. Preface, split & creased with slight loss + 59 of 60 copper engraved plates, 3 engraved by William Blake + 2 Maps hand coloured in outline, engraved by T. Bowen + Folding Plan. Full calf, boards stitched (19th century)...... £200.00

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(Code No. 6757)

The Christian's Complete Family Bible: or, Universal Library of Divine Knowledge. Containing the Sacred Tests of the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocrypha, at large.

Date. 1806-08..

Liverpool, Printed by Nuttall. Folio, [10 x 15ins]. Pp. Not numbered + Full page copper engraved plates throughout, foxing spots. Original full reverse calf gilt, some leather loss. Front board detached..... £130.00

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(Code. No. 6758)

Anon.

Portrait miniature of James Mongomery.1771- 1854. (author).

Date. (c1809).

British. Wood frame with cast acorn hanger. Size [8 x 10ins], Image size [4 x 5 1/2ins].

Original hand-coloured portrait miniature (painter not known) of James Mongomery on cardboard, split to centre of image. Concave glass. Hand written in a contemporary hand,

Author and the book's title displayed with a full hand written title on back of image "James Montgomery Esq. author of the World before the Flood and West Indies etc"

James Montgomery was a Scottish-born poet, hymn writer and editor. He was concerned with humanitarian causes such as the abolition of slavery and of exploitation of child chimney sweeps. He wrote a poem addressing the French annexation of Switzerland and quickly went through two editions. When it was denounced the following year in the conservative Edinburgh Review as a poem that would be speedily forgotten, Lord Byron came to its defence in the satire English Bards and Scotch Reviewers.The poet's philanthropic enthusiasm and to his own touching associations with the West Indies. The four-part poem appeared in 1809 as "The West Indies". £180.00.

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(Code No. 6752)

Henry & Scott.

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, according to the Authorized Version, with marginal readings, and original and selected parallel references, printed at length, and the commentaries of Henry and Scott. Condensed by John M'Farlane.

Date. 1861.

Glasgow, William Collins. Folio, [10 x 13ins]. Pp. 944, 288, [39], 48, 56 + Coloured chromolithographic views throughout + Coloured chromolithographic maps with tissue guards. Original blind stamped morocco. Raised spine bands, rubbed with some leather loss..Bevelled edges. Heavy book........ £120.00

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(Code No. 6741)

Kipling, Rudyard.

The Jungle Book.

Date. 1894,1st edition.

London, Macmillan and Co. 8vo [5 x 8ins]. Blank leaf; Half title; Frontispiece;Title page; Preface; Contents; Pp. vii, 1-212.+ 18 full page illustrations + text illustrations throughout by J. L. Kipling, W. H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny, a few pages with foxing marks + 2 pages with marginal splits not affecting text. Original cloth with gilt design on front cover, faded and rubbed, slight split to front hinge. All edges gilt........ £100.00

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(Code No. 6731)

Haggard, H. Rider.

SHE.

Date. 1887, 4th edition.

London, Longmans Green, 8vo [5 1/2 x 8ins] Pp. [60], 317, (2) + 2 Plates. Tape marks to front and rear blank fly leafs. Line 22 page 59 "genelemen". Line 26 page 126 "had" should be "have".Original gilt decorated cloth, split hinges with loss to top and bottom of spine. .........£40.00

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(Code No. 6719)

Merchant, W. Moelwyn.

Shakespeare and the Artist.

Date. 1959.

London, Oxford University Press. 4to, [11 x 8 14ins]. Pp. 254 + 88 plates + 56 text illustrations. Dedication on fly leaf. Original cloth gilt, slight rubbing. No dust Jacket.

Listed stage set artists :- William Blake, De Loutherbourg, Joseph Wright of Derby, Joshus Reynolds, Benjamin West, Francis Wheatley, etc.
.... .£45.00

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(Code No. 6716)

Malory, Sir Thomas. (with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley).

Le Morte DArthur.

Date. 1990. Facsimile of Dent's Edition of 1909..

London, Published by Studio Editions. 4to. Pp. liv, 624 + Many Illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley .Fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, housed in publisher's board slip-case, fine condition. Limited to 1000 copies for the United Kingdom and 500 for America....... £40.00

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(Code No.6712)

Common Prayer Bible.

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the use of the Church of England, Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to sung or said in Church.

Date. 1739.

London, Robertt Baskett. 4to, [8 x 9 1/4ins]. Pp. Not numbered, slight browing throughout.Decorated inital letters. Dedication to a Anne Fletcher on free end paper. Contemporary full calf, leather loss & marks. Holding firm....... £80.00

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(Code No. 6699)

Dickens, Charles.

Bleak House.

Date. 1853, 1st issue of the 1st edition.

London: Bradbury & Evans. 8vo, [8 3/4 x 6ins]. Pp. xvi, 624 + Engraved vignette title + Additional title + 38 Etched full page plates by H.K. Browne. (as listed), foxing spots throughout: 1st issue of the 1st edition denoted by elgble on page 19 line 6; chair on page 209, line 23; counsinship on page 275 line 22. Full calf, covers loose & lacking spine....... £65.00

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(Code No. 6698)

Ainsworth, W. Harrison..

Bentley's Miscellany.

Jack Sheppard's Life & other tales. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. Volume 6.

Date. 1839.

London: Richard Bentley. 4to,[9 x 6ins]. Pp. 658 + 13 Copper engraved plates by George Cruikshank, foxing.

Jack Sheppard, was born in Whites Row on 4th March 1702, he lost his father and his sister in infancy. When his mother gave him to the workhouse in Bishopsgate at the age of six, but at age twenty he met Elizabeth Lyon, in a public house frequented by criminals and the infamous Jonathan Wild, known as the "Thief-taker General." On 10th September 1724, Sheppard was arrested where he was handcuffed and fettered. He escaped a month later and enjoyed a very public fortnight of liberty In London, eluding the authorities in disguise as a dandy and carousing with Elizabeth Lyon, until arrested by Jonathan Wild. Now the most celebrated criminal in history, hundreds daily paid four shillings to visit Sheppard in his cell, where he enjoyed a drinking match with Figg the prize-fighter. "The Beggar’s Opera,” was. modelled upon Sheppard's life. Original half calf, split hinges with surface loss. Just holding........ £60.00

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(Code No. 6686)

CENSOR .(Bunce, Oliver Bell).

Don't A Manual of Mistakes and Improprieties more or less prevalent in Condust and Speech..

Date: 1884.

London. Publisher: Griffith & Farran West Corner of St Paul's Churchyard. 12mo [5 x 6 1/4ins]. Pp.77.

A guide to socially acceptable behaviour and speech, don't contains many injunctions that are still relevant today. It also offers view of the manners of a bygone age that can be viewed as both humourous and entertaining: Don't talk when your mouth is full - never, in fact, have your mouth full. It is better taste to eat by small morsels. Don't drink wine or spirits in the morning, or often at other times than at dinner. Don't frequent bar-rooms. Tippling is not only vulgar and disreputable, but injurious to health. Don't trouble people with your domestic mishaps, with accounts of your rebellious servants, or with complaints of any kind.Original half morroco gilt over marbled boards, slight rubbing...... £45.00

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(Code No. 6675)

By A Lady.

A New System of Domestic Cookery formed upon Principles of Economy and Adapted to the use of Private Families.

Date. 1863, new edition.

London, Routledge, Warne and Routledge. 8vo, [4 1/2 x 7ins]. Pp. xxiv, 361 + 9 of 10 illustrations. 4 Leaves with marginal worm holes, no loss. Original cloth gilt, split to hinges and rubbed. Holding firm.

A New System of Domestic Cookery, first published in 1806 by Maria Eliza Rundell (1745 – 1828), was the most popular English cookbook of the first half of the nineteenth century; it is often referred to simply as "Mrs Rundell". Mrs Rundell has been called the original domestic goddess and her book a publishing sensation and the most famous cookery book of its time........£45.00

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(Code No. 6663)

Public Statutes TOBACCO.

Date. [c.1762].

London. Baskett. Folio, [9 x 13ins ]..

Pp 12, pages loose. Including 98 Statutes which includes the duties and customs that applied to tobacco with a few references to the plantations in North America. Penalties for adulterating tobacco and snuff etc.Edge frayed well clear of text. No binding........ £40.00

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(Code No. 6653)

Anon.

Collection of 2 leaves from a printed musical sheet, printed on paper on both sides.

Latin text,

Date. [c.1550].

Page size [10 x 14 1/4ins] nd, Printed initials in red. 7 lines of music consisting of four line staves, slight water staining. These leafs most likely comes from a 16th century choir book which provided the choir with the music and words for the chants that were used in a Catholic Mass. A choir book contained numerous music and text selections which were appropriate both for the type of Mass being celebrated and for the time of day........ £50.00

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(Code No. 6631)

COLLYER, Mary / Gessner, Salomon, 1730-1788.

The death of Abel. In five books.

Date. [c.1796].

London, C.Cooke. 12mo, [4 x 5 3/4ins]. Pp. vi 103, 87, [1]. Two full page copper engraved frontis. Original full leather gilt, leather hinges split. Holding firm.

The Death of Abel was his most renowned work, making him the most successful and typical representative of a literary rococo movement. His pastorals were translated into 20 languages, including Welsh, Latin, and Hebrew. The English translation ran through many editions and was admired by the Romantic writers Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron, and Wordsworth. Gessner also translated some of the English poet Alexander Pope's "Pastorals" and two tales of the French writer Denis Diderot. The final collection of his works was published at Zürich in 1841........ £45.00

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(Code No. 6630)

Twain, Mark.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin.

Date. 1884, 1st UK edn.

London, Chatto and Windus. 8vo [5 1/2 x 8ins]. Pp. xvi, 438, (pp.32, adverts). Illustrated throughout.

Demand for the book spread outside of the United States. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was eventually published on December 10, 1884, in Canada and the United Kingdom, and on February 18, 1885, in the United States.., Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been the continued object of study by literary critics since its publication. Original decorated cloth, hinge cloth splits and fading, holding firm....... £140.00

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(Code No. 6619)

L'estrange, Sir Roger..

Seneca's Morals by Way of Abstract. To which is added, A Discourse under the Title of An After-Thought.

Date. 1793.

London. S. Crowder. 8vo, [4 1/2 x 7 1/4ins]. Pp. xxxiv, 448. Original full calf gilt, rubbed & split to hinges. Holding firm.

Roman philosopher and playwright. In AD 49 Seneca, a Spanish-born scholar was chosen to become the tutor of future emperor Nero. Seneca spent the major portion of his life studying and writing and instructing his disciple Nero on the art of government and the virtues of a stoic philosopher-king. When the young prince ascended the imperial throne in AD 54, Seneca remained his most trusted advisor and three years later, in 57, was honored by the conferral of consulship. However, Seneca lost favor with the emperor and prudently withdrew from imperial politics and court society in 62. In 65 he was implicated in Piso's conspiracy to assassinate Nero and was commanded by his onetime pupil to kill himself. With Stoic composure, the philosopher has his veins opened and bled to death....... £45.00

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(Code No. 6618)

SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley.

THE CRITIC, or, A tragedy rehearsed : a dramatic piece in three acts as it is performed at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane.

Date. 1781.

London, printed for T. Becket, Adelphi. 8vo Title damaged, no loss. Pp. [6] 94, lacks half title and last 2 pages, foxing throughout. Original half calf over marbled boards, boards detached..

The Critic: or, a Tragedy Rehearsed is a satire by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. It was first staged at Drury Lane Theatre in 1779. It is a burlesque on stage acting. Sheridan considered the first act to be his finest piece of writing. One of its major roles, Sir Fretful Plagiary, is a comment on the vanity of authors, and in particular a caricature of the dramatist Richard Cumberland who was a contemporary of Sheridan........ £45.00

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(Code No. 6612)

Digby, Kenelm. ( 1603 - 1665 )

Remedes souverains et secrets experimentez de M. le chevalier Digby, Chancelier de la reine d'Angleterre / Avec plusieurs autres secrets & parfums curieux pour la conservation de la beaute des Dames.

Date. 1689.

Paris, Guillaume Cavelier, 12mo, [ 3 1/2 x 6ins]. . Pp. [3] 286, [2]. French text. "Experiment sovereign remedies and secrets of the Chevalier Digby, Chancellor of the Queen of England with several secret perfumes & curious to conserve the beauty of the Ladies". Famous for his wit, science and quackery, Digby, enjoys the favour of Charles I of England and is committed to the king during the civil war. Imprisoned by order of Parliament, he later obtained his freedom. He befriended Descartes and committed to find a way to extend life indefinitely. He supported Cromwell but remained unemployed at the Restoration. Original full calf, some leather loss. Holding firm..... £250.00

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(Code No. 6611)Annesley, Samuel, 1620?-1696.The life and funeral sermon of the Reverend Mr. Thomas Brand Dr. Samuel Annesley.Date. 1692.London, John Dunton. 12mo, [4 x 6ins]. Pp. [5] 135 [9].Samuel Annesley was a prominent Puritan and nonconformist pastor, best known for the sermons he collected as the series of Morning Exercises. He underwent presbyterian ordination, on 18 Dec. 1644, and subscribed by seven presbyterian ministers, having possibly already received Episcopal ordination, and became chaplain to Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick, then admiral of the parliament's fleet. Full calf gilt. Raised spine bands with gilt decorated panels. Leather hinges split. Holding firm. Rare copy......

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(Code No. 6610)

Puller, Timothy.

Pulpit-conceptions, popular-deceptions, or, The grand debate resumed in the point of prayer wherein it appears that those free prayers so earnestly contended for have no advantage above the prescribed liturgie in publick administrations ...

Date. 1662.

London, Richard Royston. 8vo, [7 1/2 x 6ins]. Pp. [7], 63, very good condition. Being an answer to the Presbyterian Papers. 19th century morocco gilt, rubbed. Rare copy... £175.00

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(Code No. 6609)

CICERO, Marcus.Tullius.106 BC - 43 BC..

Le Pistole di Cicerone ad Attico, fatte volgari da M. Matteo Senarega.

Date. 1555.

Vinegia (Venice),12mo, [4 x 6 1/4ins]. . Pp. 399, Printer's device on title page. Classical Latin text. There are (approx) ninety-nine different correspondents, writers, or recipients of letters over a period of 25 years.

Marcus Tullius Cicero. 106 BC - 43 BC) was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists. Original full vellum, slight leather loss...... £400.00

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(Code No. 6596)

Book of Common Prayer & Hymns Ancient and Modern.

(2 miniature books).

Date. 1904.

London: Cambridge University Press & William Clowes & Sons. Sizes [ 2 1/2 x 3 3/4ins]. Pp. xliv, 433, xvi 463. Slight page creasing. Straight-grain full morocco gilt, housed in a full morocco gilt slip case. All edges gilt. Lacks silk ties....... £25.00

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(Code No. 6595)

Thomson, H. Byerley, (1822–1867).

The Laws of War, affecting Commerce and Shipping.

Date. 1854.

London, Smith, Elder & Co. 8vo, [5 1/2 x 8 1/2ins].. Pp. xiv, 116. Original cloth gilt. "S.S. Great Britain" titled on front cover? Spine title correct, rubbed and chipped to top of spine...

Henry Byerley Thomson was an English barrister and jurist, and the 12th Queen's Advocate of Ceylon. Initially Henry William Thomson, in 1846 he added his mother's maiden name, and was known as Henry Byerley Thomson...Thomson was promoted puisne judge of the supreme court of Colombo. He died at Colombo, as the result of an apoplectic seizure, on 6th January 1867....... £40.00

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(Code No. 6579)Bible. The holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues, And with the former Translations diligently Compared and Revised. By His Majesties special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches.Date. 1708.London: Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb. 4to, [7 1/2 x 9 1/2ins]. Not numbered. Containing: - Old and New Testaments + Apocrypha + Book of Psalms + Index + Table of weights, browning and marks throughout. Hand written birth history for the Bell family & others on the blank pages. Original full calf, just holding and shaken with leather loss.......

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(Code No. 6565)King Charles I of England.Eikon Basilike. "Royal Portrait".Date. [c.1650]. Ex-Library. one text stamp only.London. 16mo, [2 1/2 x 4 1/2ins]. Lacks frontis & title. Pp. 318. Library binding. Withdrawn stamp on front free end paper.Eikon Basilike was published within a few days of the execution of Charles I on 30 January 1649. It immediately became one of the great publishing successes of the seventeenth century, with thirty-five London editions in 1649......

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(Code No. 6566)Fielding, T. H. (Theodore Henry), 1781-1851.The knowledge and restoration of Old Paintings: the modes of judging between copies and originals: and a brief life of the principal masters in the different Schools of Painting.Date. 1847.London, Ackermann and Co. 12mo, [4 1/4 x 6 1/2ins].. Pp.xv, 217,8. Owner's book plate on front past down.The book of trade secrets, recipes and instructions for renovating, repairing, improving, and preserving old books and prints by an expert. Original cloth gilt, marks & faded. Holding firm. Very Rare.......

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(Code No. 6564)

Lucii Caecilii Firmiani Lactantii De mortibus persecutorum liber: accesserunt Passiones S S. Perpetuae & Felicitatis, S. Maximiliani, S. Felicis.

Date. 1680.

Oxonii : E Theatro Sheldoniano. 16mo, [3 x 5 1/4ins]. Pp. [3] 107,56, Latin Text. The three Passiones or martyrdoms. From the book of the deaths of the persecutors of Lucius Lactantii Firmiani: S S. Perpetua & Felicity , St Maximilian, and St Felix. Original full calf. surface leather loss....£55.00

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(Code No. 6560)

Woolley, Hannah.

The Gentlewoman's Companion. A Guide to the female Sex.

Date. 1683, 3rd edn.

London, Edward Thomas. 12mo, [3 1/2 x 6ins]. . Lacks portrait frontis of the author.Title dust stained. Pp. [23], 371, [1]. Original full calf, slight leather loss with old lot numbers on covers...

Hannah Woolley, sometimes spelled Wolley, (1622–c.1675) was an English writer who was possibly the first to publish books on household management. She covered such topics as: recipes, notes on domestic management, embroidery instruction, the etiquette of letter writing, female medical practitioner, medicinal advice, and perfume making. These proved to be very popular..... £340.00

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(Code No. 6527)

QUILLER-COUCH, Arthur.

The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1900.

Date. 1921.

Oxford at the Clarendon Press. 8vo. Pp. xvii, 1082. Original half calf gilt. Raised spine bands with gilt decorated panels. Marbled edges. Dedication on front past down. £40.00

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(Code No. 6502)

Woodhead, Abraham, [1604-1678].

An Historical Narration of the Life and Death or our Lord Jesus Christ, In Two Parts.

Date. 1685.

Oxford, Printed at the Theater. 4to,[ 7 1/2 x 9 1/2ins]. Copper engraved title-page vignette + Pp. [vi], 342, [1] .Original reverse calf gilt , binding holding...

Abraham Woodhead, was entered as a student at University College, Oxford. On 27 April 1633 he was elected a fellow of University College. During his tenure of that office he made a determined stand on behalf of the university against the efforts of the puritan parliament to impose the 'solemn league and covenant.' He was summoned to appear at the bar of the House of Commons, where he made so strong and prudent a defense for his proceedings that he was dismissed...... £110.00

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(Code No. 6501)

LE BOSSU, Rene´.

Monsieur Bossu's Treatise of the Epick Poem. Containing many curious reflexions, very useful and necessary for the right understanding and judging of the excellencies of Homer and Virgil.

Date. 1695.

London :Tho. Bennet, 8vo [5 x 8ins]. Pp. [40], 295, [1]. Full title:- Monsieur Bossu's Treatise of the Epick Poem. Containing many curious reflexions, very useful and necessary for the right understanding and judging of the excellencies of Homer and Virgil. Done into English from the French, with a new original preface upon the same subject, by W. J. To which are added an Essay upon Satyr, by Monsieur d'Acier, and a Treatise upon Pastorals, by Monsieur Fontanelle. Contributor: W J. Original full calf, rubbed and lacks spine leather..... £100.00

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(Code No. 6497)

Cosin, John. Dr. (1594 – 1672).

A scholastical history of the canon of the Holy Scripture, or, The certain and indubitate books thereof, as they are received in the Church of England .

Date. 1672.

London: Printed for Robert Pawlett. 4to, [7 1/2 x 9 1/2ins]. Pp. [35], 224, [48]. Original full reverse calf. Hinges split and boards faded. Holding firm.

Dr Cosin played a prominent part in the revision of the prayer-book. He also administered his diocese successfully for eleven years; and used a large share of his revenues to promote the interests of the Church, of schools and of charitable institutions...... £95.00

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(Code No. 6480)

Wilde, Oscar.

3 Volumes.

The Poems with the Ballad of the Reading Gaol - De Profundis - An Ideal Husband.

Date. 1945.

London, Methuen and Co. 12mo. . Pp. 166,151,192. Original cloth. Dust jackets, very good condition....... £45.00

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(Code No. 6479)

Crawshaw, William H. & George Herbert.

2 Volumes.

The Making of English Literature & The Works of George Herbert in Prose and Verse.

Date. Nov 1906 & [c.1880].

London; D. C. Heath & Company & F. Warne. 8vo. Pp. x, 474 + illustrations throughout. Original full calf gilt. Raised spine bands with gilt decorated panels. Marbled edges. Dedication on front past down. Pp. xiv, 488 + Illustrations. Half calf gilt over marbled boards. Raised spine bands with gilt decorated panels. Marbled edges.. Dedication on front past down....... £50.00

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(Code No. 6471)

Common Prayer Bible.

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the use of the Church of England, Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to sung or said in Church.

Date. 1761.

London, Mark & Robertt Baskett. 4to, [9 x 11ins].Pp. Not numbered. Title creased and a few worm holes in the text. Lacks front free end papers. Contemporary full reverse calf, splits and marks, no loss. Holding firm. Heavy book...... £80.00

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(Code No. 6468)

Butler, Samuel.

Hudibras Written in the Time of the Late Wars.

Three Volumes Bound in One..

Date. 1709.

London, Geo. Sawbridge. 8vo, [8 x 5ins]... Pp. (16 of 17), 198, 167, 226 + 17 of 18 full page copper engravings. Lacks title page,1st part & edges to last page frayed. Original full calf gilt, rubbed..

The epic tells the story of Sir Hudibras, a knight errant who is described with praise that is so thickly applied as to be absurd, and the conceited and arrogant person is visible beneath. He is praised for his knowledge of logic despite appearing stupid throughout, but it is his religious fervour which is mainly attacked....... £60.00

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(Code No. 6458)

Mitchell, Donald G. and Andrew Lang.

The International Library of Famous Literature.

20 Volumes.

Date. 1898.

New York, Published by Merrill and Baker. 4to, [7 x 10ins]. Pp. (approx), 480 per volume + Illustrations throughout. Original half morocco gilt, One volume with leather loss to the spine. Other volumes with chipping to top and bottom of spines. holding firm. Heavy item, (approx), 28kg. .....£120.00

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(Code No. 6445)

Montgomery, James.

The Poetical Works of James Montgomery of Sheffield with a Memoir.

Date. [c.1860].

Edinburgh & London, Gall & Inglis. 8vo, [5 1/4 x 7 1/4ins]. Pp. xxi 456, slight foxing. Original half morocco gilt, slight rubbing....

James Montgomery (1771 – 1854) was a British editor, hymnwriter and poet. He was particularly associated with humanitarian causes such as the campaigns to abolish slavery and to end the exploitation of child chimney sweeps...... £40.00

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(Code No. 6382)

Morris, William.

The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs.

Date. 1887, 4th edn.

London, Reeves and Turner. 8vo, [6 x 7 1/2ins].. (Prize binding) Pp. vii, 345, very good. Full calf gilt. Raised spine bands gilt with gilt decorated panels, slight fading...

A poem by William Morris that tells the tragic story, drawn from the Volsunga Saga and the Elder Edda, of the Norse hero Sigmund, his son and Sigurd's wife Gudrun. It sprang from a fascination with the Volsung legend that extended back twenty years to the author's youth, it was Morris's own favourite of his poems, and was praised both by contemporary critics and by such figures as T. E. Lawrence and George Bernard Shaw...... £50.00

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(Code No. 6352)

The Augustan Book of Modern Poetry.

Robert Bridges. Andrew Lang. Henry Nevinson. R Tagore. Sacheverell Sitwell. Edmund Blunden. W Canton.

7 Volumes.

Date. [c.1920].

London. Benn. 8vo, [5 3/4 x 8 3/4ins]. Pp. (approx), 30 each volume. Decorated paper covers, Ink dedication on front covers, slight foxing. .........£35.00

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(Code No. 6353)

Anon.

Pontificalis pars Prima....de Confirmandis....,Pontificalis pars Secunda...., & Pontificalis parsTerrtia...

Estimated date, 17th century or earlier.

( Rome). Folio (14 1/2 x 10ins). Pp. 502, Latin text. A few pages expertly repaired with slight loss, a few splits, no loss. Included, (approx), 150 vignette head-pieces + (approx), 50 single page Psalters music leaves + (approx), 30 Double page Psalters music leaves. Full calf, retaining the earlier original boards with a gilt design on covers also embossed fore-edge designs. hinge leather split. Holding firm.

Possibly describing the various stages of ordination into the Church. Heavy book, Weight (approx), 3kg........£500.00

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(Code No. 6340)

Melandro, Othone & Joannes Drymeldius.

Jocorum atque seriorum, tum novorum, tum selectorum, atque memorabilium... & Jocorum at que Seriorum Othonis Melandri.....

2 Volumes in 1.

Date. 1604.

Lichæ : Ex officina Typographica Guolgangi Kezelia. 12mo, [4 x 6 3/4ins]. Pp.762, 173, Titles with a number of ink signatures. Latin text. Listing:- Collection of jokes, games and anecdotes, etc. Original embossed full vellum with later ties, leather hinge splits. Holding firm...... £250.00

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(Code No. 6338)

Buchanan, George & Nathan Chytraeus.

Illustrissimo Principi....Mariam Illustrissimam Scotorum....Paraphrasin and other titles.

Date. 1672.

London, Sarah Griffinam. 12mo, [3 x 5ins]. Pp. [9], 476 to ? ,, lacks some loose leaves, marks and nicks throughout. Latin text. Original calf slip case, marked and creased...

George Buchanan ( 1506 1582 ) was a Scottish humanist philosopher and historian. Buchanan converted to the Protestant faith, and returned to Scotland and still was a tutor of the Catholic Queen Mary Stuart. When Mary Stuart's husband, Henry Stuart Darnley , was murdered, Buchanan broke with the Queen, as he thought they would be involved in the assassination...

Nathan Chytraeus was a Protestant theologian , poet and philologist . He is considered the most important poet of North Germany..... £75.00

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(Code No. 6334)

HOWARD, ALFRED.

THE BEAUTIES OF KIRKE WHITE. Consisting of selections from his poetry and prose.

Date. [c.1820].

London, T, Tegg. 12mo [ 95 x 145 mm ]. Pp 212, vg. Portrait frontis, slight foxing. Original printed boards, slight rubbing. Spine rubbed. Edges untrimmed. Ink dedication, May 1827.

T. Tegg intended to publish monthly, all the major works of the leading authors of the day. This is the first work. Not known if the other volumes were ever published.... £40.00

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(Code No. 6306)

Anonymous.

TALES Of MY FATHER AND MY FRIENDS.

Date. 1823.

London. Printed for T. & G. Underwood & Macredie, Skelly... 8vo. [130 x 200 mm]... Pp 172, slight foxing. Lacks pp 159/160. (publishing error). Five chapters, titled :- Sir Edgar Boyd, Introduction to the Tale of Morland, Alavia, Tourist's Tale. Adventures in America, India, Europe. Author unknown. Original trade boards, paper spine, splits and wear. Edges untrimmed.

One of the more interesting tales regards Moreland, first as an exploited apprentice and then his flight to the London low life; thieving and betraying his accomplices were his stock in trade. He eventually washed up in South America raising ducking and diving to a new high.... £70.00

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(Code No. 6300)

Kossoff, David. (signed).

The Book of Witnesses.

Date. 1971.

London: William Collins . 8vo, Pp. 175, Signed by the author on title page.

David Kossoff (1919 – 2005) was a British actor. Because of the drug use of his son Paul, a rock musician, who subsequently died because of drugs, he became an anti-drug campaigner. In 1971 he was also actively involved in the Nationwide Festival of Light, an organisation protesting against the commercial exploitation of sex and violence, and advocating the teaching of Christ as the key to re-establishing moral stability in Britain....Original cloth gilt. Dust jacket, fine copy..... £25.00

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(Code No. 6301)

Buckhurst, C, Sedley W, Davenant and others.

A New Academy of Complements or The Lover's Secretary: Being Wit and Mirth. Art of Courtship.

Date. 1741,12th edn.

London. C, Hitch and others. 12mo (3 1/2 x 6 ins.) Woodcut frontis; + Title page; + Advert; + p. [2] preface; p. [2] Contents; pp. 148 text; page 65/66 and page 98/99 missing. pages 113 to 118 and pages 131 to 136 missing. Irregular pagination throughout. An early crude cloth binding.

The work deals with instructions for dancing, 120 love songs, merry-catches, merry gossips, silent languages: or, a complete rule for discoursing by motion of the head. Writing finger hand and the signification of moles etc. Only two other recorder copies of this edition found, Oxford University and Illinois. Very rare. ..... £300.00

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(Code No. 6271)

DICKENS, Charles.

6 Volumes.

Works of Charles Dickens.

Date. [c.1989].

Oxford Illustrated Dickens, London: Oxford University Press. 8vo, [5 x 7 1/2ins]. Dedication on flyleaf. Listing:- Dombey and Son, The Pickwick Papers, The Old Curiosity Shop, Oliver Twist, Christmas Books and Martin Chuzzlewit, Original cloth gilt. Dist jackets, very good..... £55.00

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(Code No. 6268)

Dickens. Charles.

The Works of Charles Dickens.

9 Volumes of 21 Volumes. (The Authentic Edition).

Date. 1901- 08.

London. Chapman & Hall. 8vo [215 x 160 mm]. Pp. (Approx), 500 per volume. Coloured and b/w illustrations throughout by Phiz, G. Cruikshank and others. Some pages unopened.. Dedication on front free end paper. Original cloth gilt, one volume faded..

List:- Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Domby and Son, Edwin Drood, Pickwick Papers, Martin Chuzzlewit, Christmas Stories. Heavy Books, (approx total), 8.8kg....£88.00

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(Code No. 6262)

Austen, Jane.

(7 Volumes + Jane Austen and the Clergy. Hambledon Press, 1994, very good).

THE WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN. Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Shorter Works.

Date. 1989, 7th imp.

London; The Folio Society. 8vo, [6 x 9ins]. Pp. 222 - 382, Dedication on flyleaf + Wood engravings by Joan Hassall. Red decoration cloth with gilt titles. No slipcase. Fine copies....... £45.00

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(Code No. 6254)

TROLLOPE, Anthony.

The Works.

(48 Volumes, complete + Trollope: A Biography by N. John Hall, very good).

Date. [1989-98].

London: The Trollope Society. 8vo, [6 x 9ins]. Pp, various. Dedication on flyleaf. All 48 volumes bound in brown cloth, black and gilt spine.

Anthony Trollope (1815 – 1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. Heavy item. Fine set ......£450.00

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(Code No. 6223)Geneva Breeches Bible."The Bible: that is, the Holy Scriptures conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament: translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke..... "Date. 1594.London, Imprinted at London By the Deputies of Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queenes Most Excellent Maiestie. 8vo, [6 3/4 x 8 3/4ins]. Pp. 190, 254, 242, (22), a few pages with loss, some edges trimmed and marks. A few contemporary marginal doodles. Lacks 4 leaves, (Corinthians). 4 Engraved woodcut maps + Engraved woodcut text plates. Ornamental vignette head-pieces. 18th century full calf, leather hinge splits, rubbed.It is called the "Breeches Bible" from the rendering of Genesis, iii. 7. "Then the eyes of them bothe were opened, and they knewe that they were naked, and they sewed fig tree leaves together, and made themselves breeches."........

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(Code No. 6218)

March, Francis Andrew.

A comparative grammar of the Anglo-Saxon language;

in which its forms are illustrated by those of the Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Gothic, Old Saxon, Old Friesic, Old Norse, and Old High-German.

Date. 1883.

New York, Harper & Brothers. 8vo, [6 1/4 x 9 1/2ins]. Pp. x [1], 253. Original cloth gilt, slight rubbing....... £35.00

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(Code No. 6208)

Mordacque, Rev. L. H. 1824-1872.

History of the Names of Men, Nations, and Places in their connection with the Progress of Civilization.

2 Volumes.

Date. 1862- 64.

London : J. R. Smith, 8vo, [6 x 9ins]. Pp. viii, 447, [31 catalogue of books]. xii, 367, [31 catalogue of books], some pages uncut, very good condition. Original cloth gilt , slight rubbing..... £60.00

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(Code No. 6204)

Stevenson, Robert Louis.

The Master of Ballantrae; A Winter's Tale.

Date. 1889, 1st edn.

London, Cassell and Company. 8vo, July, Pp. 14 Line initial catalogue titles, viii, 332, [20 pp. Adverts, partially uncut]. The footnote on p. 41, lacks the L in "should". On page 90 the F in "from" is out of line. Original decorated red cloth gilt. Fine copy...... £120.00

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(Code No. 6201)

Crawford, F. Marion. (1854-1909).

A Cigarette-Maker's Romance.

Date. 1891.

London, Macmillan. 8vo, [5 1/2 x 8ins]. .. Pp. 265. [1] 55 adverts]. Dedication on front free end paper. Original cloth gilt. Fine condition.


Francis Marion Crawford. American author, was born at Bagni di Lucca, Italy, being the son of the American sculptor Thomas Crawford and the nephew of Julia Ward Howe, the American poet. Year by year he published a number of successful novels. He was a gifted narrator, and his books of fiction, full of historic vitality and setting his plots amid picturesque surroundings....... £35.00

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(Code No. 6202)

Thomas Hardy, 1840-1928.

Far from the madding crowd.

Date. 1885.

London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington ... 8vo, [7 x 5ins]. Pp. vii, 407, [32 adverts]. Dedication to front free end paper. Front free end paper frayed outer edge. Original gilt decorated cloth....... £150.00

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(Code No. 6151)

Cox, Frederick. Arthur.

English madrigals in the time of Shakespeare.

Date. Sept 4th, 1899.

London, J. M. Dent & Co. 12mo, [4 x 6 1/4ins]. Pp. xi, [1], 279, [1] + Portrait frontis + Text illustrations throughout.

Listing:-Chronological list of the madrigal composers, pp. 211-213. Contents of the song-books, 1588-1638, etc. Gilt decorated vellum, slight marks. lacks ties...... £40.00

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(Code No. 6148)

The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore.

Reprinted from the Early Editions, with Explanatory Notes etc.

Date. 1889.

London, F. Warne and Co. 8vo, [ 8 x 6ins]. Pp. xii 675 + 6 albumen photographs, Poultons's series. Original gilt decorated cloth. All edges gilt.

Thomas Moore ( 1779 – 1852) was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of The Minstrel Boy and The Last Rose of Summer. He was responsible, with John Murray, for burning Lord Byron's memoirs after his death. In his lifetime he was often referred to as Anacreon Moore. Fine copy....... £50.00

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(Code No. 6133)

Jerrold, Walter.

The Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Hood.

Date. 1906.

London, Henry Frowde. 8vo, Pp. xv, 773 + Portrait frontis. Full tree polished calf gilt. Raised spine bands with gilt decorated panels. Gilt edges, very slight rubbing to top of spine. Fine copy.

Thomas Hood (1799 – 1845) was a British humorist and poet. An example of Hood's verse is "I Remember, I Remember The house where I was born..... Also "The Song of the Shirt", which was a lament for a poor London seamstress....... £50.00

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(Code No. 6132)Browning, Elizabeth Barrett.The Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.Date. [c..1890]. London, Frederick Warne and Co. 8vo, [6 x 7 1/2 ins]. Albion edn. Pp. xxiv, 551 + Portrait frontis. Full tree polished calf gilt. Raised spine bands with gilt decorated panels. Gilt edges. Fine copy......

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(Code No. 6130)

Hardy, Thomas.

Under the Green-Wood Tree.

A rural painting of the Dutch School. Illustrated by Keith Henderson.

Date. 1926.

London: Chatto & Windus. 8vo, [6 1/2 x 9ins]. 1926. Pp. ix, [2], 271 , slight foxing + 10 coloured prints, very good. Original blindstamped cloth, slight rubbing and slight chip.

Keith Henderson was a British visual artist who was born in 1883. Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including ''Half a loaf'' sold at Bonhams in 2011. The artist died in 1982....... £30.00

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(Code No. 6119)Hugh Miller.12 Volumes, (complete).The Works of Hugh Miller.Date. 1869.Edinburgh. W.P. Nimmo. 8vo, [5 x 7 1/4ins]. Pp. (approx), 380 per volume.Listing:- First Impressions of England and its People, Footprints of the Creator or the Asterolepis of Stromness, Edinburgh and its Neighbourhood Geological and Historical with the Geology of the Bassrock, Scenes and Legends of the North of Scotland, The Cruise of the Betsy or a Summer Holiday in the Hebrides with Rambles of a Geologist, Sketch-Book of Popular Geology, My Schools and Schoolmasters, The Old Red Sandstone or New walks in an Old Field,The Headship of Christ and the Rights of the Christian People, The Testimony of the Rocks; Essays, and Tables and Sketches..... Original polished full calf gilt. Raised spine bands with gilt decorated panels, very slight rubbing...Hugh Miller (1802–1856) was a self-taught Scottish geologist and writer, folklorist and an evangelical Christian. Among his geological works are The Old Red Sandstone, Footprints of the Creator , The Testimony of the Rocks , Sketch-book of Popular Geology of these books, perhaps The Old Red Sandstone was the best-known. The Old Red Sandstone is still a term used to collectively describe sedimentary rocks deposited as a result of the Caledonian orogeny........

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(Code No. 6115)

Goldoni, Carlo, 1707-1793.

RACCOLTA DI COMMEDIE SCELTE .

7 of 8 volumes. Lacks volume 8.

Date. 1819.

Livorno, Stamperis Vignozzi, 12mo, [ 4 x 6ins]. Pp. (approx), 340 per volume. Italian text. Engraved portrait frontis. Original diced full calf gilt, rubbed & faded spine.

Goldoni is considered one of the fathers of comedy he owes part of its fame to the works in the Venetian language ......... £60.00

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(Code No. 6100)

CHURCHILL, Winston. S.

4 Volumes, complete.

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

Chartwell Edition.

Date. 1956.

London: The Educational Book Company Ltd. 4to, [ 7 x 10ins]. Pp. xxviii, 458; xvi, 382; xx, 360, xvi, 352 + Illustrations & Maps, very good condition.Owner's signature on front free endpapers, Listing:- Birth of Britain; New World; Age of Revolution; Great Democracies. Original cloth gilt. Boards, minor rubbing........ £85.00

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(Code No. 6090)DARWIN, Charles.2 Volumes.The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex.Date. 1888, Second edition. London, John Murray. 8vo, [5 1/4 x 8ins]. Pp. xvii [1 Errata] 507, [1 advert]. viii [1Errata] 528, [1 advert].+ A few text illustrations throughout, 3 pages clumsily cut, (separated). Original cloth gilt.......

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(Code No. 6073)

Scott, Sir Walter.

5 Volumes, complete.

The Novels of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. With all his Introductions and Notes.

Date. 1843-47.

Edinburgh, Robert Cadell, 8vo. Pp. 817,794, 910, 839, [847 including glossary] + Engraved frontispieces & Fold-out facsimile of Scott's notes.

Listing:- Waverley, Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, Black Dwarf, Legend of Montrose, Heart of Mid-Lothian, Bride of Lammermoor, Ivanhoe, The Monastery, The Abbot, Kenilworth The Pirate The Fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, Quentin Durward, St Ronan's well, Redgauntlet, Betrothed, Highland Widow, Talisman, Two Drovers, My Aunt Margaret's Mirror, Tapestried Chambers, The Death of Lairds Jock, Woodstock, Fair Maid of Perth, Anne of Grierstein, Count Robert of Paris, The Surgeon's Daughter and Castle Dangerous. Half morocco gilt with marbled edges. slight marks........ £100.00

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(Code No. 6039)

RUSKIN, John.

Modern Painters.

5 Volumes, complete.

Date. 1873.

London, Smith, Elder. 4to, [10 1/2 x 7 1/2ins]. Pp. lxiii, 423, xvi 224, xix 348, xii 411, xvi 384, some pages uncut/unopened/unread + 87 steel engraved plates + 8 wood engravings, (as listed), very good condition. Original half morocco gilt. Raised spine bands with gilt decorated panels. Gilt top edge.

John Ruskin (1819 -1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolorist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He emphasized the connections between nature, art and society. Ruskin first came to widespread attention with the Modern Painters, in defense of the work of J. M. W. Turner in which he argued that the principal role of the artist is truth to nature. .........£350.00

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(Code No. 6017)

ANSTEY, Christopher. [1724 - 1805].

An Election Ball,

in poetical letters from Mr. Inkle.

Date. 1776, 3rd edn.

Bath, S. Hazard. 4to, [7 1/2 x 9 1/2ins]. Pp. 64 + Copper engraved frontis by C.W. Bampfylde, frayed edges.

An Election Ball consists of a series of letters from Mr. Inkle to his wife Dinah, currently at Gloucester, describing a 1775 ball given to celebrate Sir John Sebright's re-election to Parliament as member for Bath. Inkle is scarcely a member of polite society, but he would very much like to become one. We see the foibles eccentricities of Bath society through his eyes. Later soft covers........ £125.00

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(Code No. 5999)Verne, Jules.Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea.Date. [c.1911].London: James Nisbet. 8vo, Pp. vii, 185, title, foxed + 4 Coloured illustrations. Original full calf gilt prize binding. Raised spine bands with gilt decorated panels, some surface loss and slight chipping.... Holding firm.Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 -1905) was a French author who pioneered the science fiction, he published two or more volumes a year. The most successful of these are: Journey to the Center of the Earth, From the Earth to the Moon, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days, which first appeared in 1872. The series is collectively known as the "extraordinary voyages".......

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(Code No. 5984)Scott, Walter.Tales of a Grandfather (History of Scotland).3 Volumes, complete.Date. 1854-57.Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black. 8vo, [4 1/2 x 7ins]. Pp. x, 350. vi, 344. vi, 344 + Illustrations throughout, very good. Original full polished calf gilt. Raised spine bands gilt with gilt decorated panels. Marbled edges & end papers. Fine set ........

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(Code No. 5961)

Decker, T.

THE GULL'S HORNBOOK:

Stultorum plena sunt omnia. Al savio mezza parola basta.

Date. 1812.

Imprinted at London for R.S., 1609. Bristol, J.B.Gutch & sold by R. Baldwin. 4to, [8 x 10ins]. Pp. xii, 178, [xii]. Vignette headpieces at the start of each section, slight foxing. Half morocco gilt with gilt top edge. Raised spine bands gilt decorated panels.

Thomas Dekker (1572 – 1632) was an English Elizabethan dramatist and pamphleteer, a versatile and prolific writer whose career spanned several decades and brought him into contact with many of the period's most famous dramatists.

The Gull's Hornbook describes the life of city gallants, including a valuable account of behaviour in the London theatres........ £90.00

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(Code No. 5959)

Ferguson, Walter, Esq.

Astronomer.

My Early Days.

Date. 1826.

Edinburgh,Oliver & Boyd. 12mo, Pp.160. Original decorated boards, lacks spine paper.

Memoirs of the mildly misspent youth of the Scotch-Irish astronomer......... £40.00

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(Code No. 5955)

LYTTON, Edward Bulwer, Lord.

Lord Lytton's Novels.

28 Volumes, (Complete)..

Date. [c.1870].

London, George Routledge and Sons. 8vo, [5 1/2 x 8ins]. Knebworth Edition. Pp. (approx) 400 per volume. Engraved frontis throughout. Original half morocco over marbled boards, slight rubbing. Raised spine bands gilt with gilt decorated panels, one volume rubbed title.with slight surface loss.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (1803 -1873) was an English politician, poet, playwright, and novelist. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined the phrases "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", as well as the famous opening line "It was a dark and stormy night"........ £350.00

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(Code No. 5946)

Peers, Richard.

A Companion for the Aged:

Consisting of Meditations, Devotions, and Proper Instructions: For the Use of Those, Who, by the Infirmites of Old Age, Or Otherwise, are Disabled from Attending Upon the Publick Service .

Date. 1812.

London, F. C. and J. Rivington, 12mo. Pp 95. Lacks front fly leaf. Original full leather, rubbed, & some leather loss........ £30.00

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(Code No. 5876)

Lamb, Charles.

With an Introduction by Augustine Birrell and Illustrations by Charles E. Brock.

The Essays of Elia &The Last Essays of Elia....

2 Volumes.

Date. 1910-11.

London, J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd. 8vo, [4 1/2 x 7 3/4ins]. Pp. xxii, 294. xi, 254 + Illustrations throughout by Charles E. Brock. Original half morocco gilt, slight rubbing & slight leather loss...

Lamb's essays of Elia were highly popular and were printed in many subsequent editions throughout the nineteenth century. The personal and conversational tone of the essays has charmed many readers; these works established Lamb as the most delightful of English essayists..... £110.00

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(Code No. 5871)

Homer.

The Iliad of Homer.

Translated by Alexander Pope.

Date. 1842.

London, T. Allman. 12mo, [3 1/2 x 5ins]. Pp. 504 + Engraved portrait frontis & title + Additional title. Dedication on front free end paper. Original cloth gilt, faded & slight hinge split.

The Iliad is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. The Iliad is among the oldest extant works of Western literature, and its written version is usually dated to around the eighth century BC....... £35.00

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(Code No. 5857)

Bunyan, John. [1628 - 1688].

Notes by William Mason.

A True Relation of the Holy War, by King Shaddai upon Diabolus, for The regaining of the Metropolis of the World: or, The loss and re-capture of the Town of Mansoul.

Date. [c.1810].

London, J. Cunder. 8vo, [5 1/2 x 8 1/2ins]. Pp. 344, browning spots + Additional engraved title + 5 Copper engraved prints, browning spots. Original half morocco gilt. Raised spine bands with gilt decorated panels, rubbed. All edges gilt.

Bunyan wrote about 60 books and tracts, of which The Holy War ranks next to The Pilgrim's Progress in popularity. The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come by John Bunyan (published February, 1678) is a Christian allegory. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of English literature, and has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print......£55.00

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(Code No. 5744)

Bunyan, John.

The Pilgrim's Progress, from this World to that which is to Come. Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream. With Explanatory Notes, by W. Mason, Esq. and others.

In three Parts.

Date. 1809.

Liverpool, J. Nuttall. 8vo, [5 1/2 x 8 1/2ins]. Pp. viii, 464 + Engraved portrait frontis + 5 Copper engraved prints. Original full calf, rubbed and split to hinge.

The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to that which Is to Come by John Bunyan (published February, 1678) is a Christian allegory. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print....... £90.00

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(Code No. 5743)Duncan, William.Cicero's Select Orations,Translated Into English: With the Original Latin, from the Best Editions, in the Opposite Page: And Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory.Date. 1799.London, G. & G. Robinson. 8vo, [5 1/2 x 8 1/2ins]. Pp. vi, 670, [1], very good. Original full calf gilt, slight marks.Marcus Tullius Cicero 106 BC -43 BC; was a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, orator, political theorist, Roman consul, linguist, translator,philosopher and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists. He introduced the Romans to the chief schools of Greek philosophy and created a Latin philosophical vocabulary......

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(Code No. 5729)

Rolt, L. T. C. [Drawings and Maps by Kenneth Lindley]

George and Robert Stephenson & Thomas Telford.

2 Volumes.

Date. 1960 &1962.

London, Longmans. 8vo, [9" x 6"]. Pp. xviii , 356 + 23 Plates + 7 Drawings + Maps in text & Pp. xv, 311 + 4 Maps + 23 Pates, very good. Original cloth gilt. Dust jackets, very good.

George Stephenson build the world's first public railways: the Stockton and Darlington railway in 1825 and the Liverpool-Manchester railway in 1830. Telford's most notable achievements in road-making are located in Scotland and the west of England and Wales. In Scotland, the Glasgow to Carlisle, the Lanarkshire and the Highlands roads stand out. In England and Wales, it's two segments of road for the Holyhead Road Commissioners — London to Holyhead and Bangor to Chester...... £50.00

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(Code No. 5720)

France, Anatole.

Lewis May (translator).

COUNT MORIN DEPUTY by Anatole France, Illustrated with Woodcuts by Henri Barthelemy.

Date. 1921.

London, John Lane The Bodley Head. 8vo, [6 x 9ins]. Pp. 70, (4 adverts) + 16 Woodcuts by Henri Barthelemy, very good. Original decorated boards, slight marks....... £45.00

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(Code No. 5701)

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor.

Specimens of the Table Talk.

Date. 1870.

London, John Murray. 8vo, [5 x 6 1/2ins] . Pp. xxxii, 351. Steel engraved portrait frontis, foxing. Original half calf gilt, rubbed.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 1834) was an English poet, Romantic, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including the celebrated suspension of disbelief...... £35.00

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(Code No. 5696)

Lamb, Charles and Mary Lamb.

Tales from Shakspeare.

Date. 1863, 14th edn.

London, Henry Bohn. 8vo, [4 1/4 x 6 3/4ins]. Pp.vii, 375, very good. Including portrait frontis + 20 full page engraved prints by Harvey, foxing spots. Original full calf gilt. Raised spine bands gilt with gilt-decorated panels. Marbled edges and end papers.

Mary Lamb was responsible for the comedies, while Charles wrote the tragedies; they wrote the preface between them. Next to his essays, this book is his best-known work; yet its success is attributable more to Mary, whose name did not appear on the title page of the first few editions, than to Charles....... £55.00

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(Code No. 5694).

John Wolcot. Peter Pindar (nom-de-plume).

An Apologetic Postscript to Ode Upon Ode.....etc. 9 Books by John Wolcot bound up in 1 . .

Date. 1787- 88.

London. G. Kearsley. 4to [9 x 101/2ins]. ( Approx), 42 printed pages per book, foxing spots + Four full page copper engraved plates by Thomas Rowlandson, foxing spots.

Books listed :- An Apologetic Postscript to Ode Upon Ode, Fleaida an heroic poem, Brother Peter to Brother Tom, The Lousiad an Heroi-Comic Poem, The Lousiad, an Heroi-Comic Poem-canto 2, Instructions to Celebrated Laureat, Ode Upon Ode, or a Peep at St. Jame’s, Wreck of Westminister Abbey, and Peter's Pension.

Wolcot went to London and commenced writing satires. The first objects of his attentions were the members of the Royal Academy, and these attempts being well received, the King and Queen being the most frequent target for his satire. In 1786 appeared The Lousiad, a Heroi-Comic Poem, taking its name from a legend that a louse had once appeared on the King's dinner plate. Other objects of his attack were Boswell, the biographer of Samuel Johnson and James Bruce, the Abyssinian traveller. Wolcot, had a remarkable vein of humour and wit, which, while intensely comic to persons not involved, stung its subjects to the quick. He had a strong intelligence, and a power of coining effective phrases. Much that he wrote has now lost some of its interest owing to the circumstances referred to being forgotten. Half calf gilt over marbled boards, rubbed with slighr leather loss..... £150.00

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(Code No. 5693)

Smith James and Smith Horace.

Rejected Addresses: Or the New Theatrum Poetarum.

Date.1869.

London, John Murray. 8vo, [5 x 7ins]. Pp. xxxiv, 193 + Engraved frontis + Text woodcut prints throughout by George Cruikshank. Original full calf gilt. Raised spine bands with elaborate gilt-tooled design, slight rubbing and marks. Marbled end papers and edges. Dedication on front free end paper.

The Rejected Addresses are the most widely popular parodies ever published in the United Kingdom. The brothers fairly divided the honors: the elder brother's Wordsworth is evenly balanced by the younger's Scott. A striking feature is the absence of malice; none of the poets caricatured took offence, while the imitation is so clever that both Byron and Scott are recorded to have said that they could hardly believe they had not written the addresses ascribed to them...... £80.00

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(Code No. 5674)

Swift, Jonathan &. William Wotton.

A Tale of a Tub : Written for the Universal Improvement of Mankind. to Which is Added, an Account of a Battle between the Ancient and Modern Books in St. James's Library .

Date. 1811.

London : Printed For Thomas Tegg. 8vo, [4 x 6 1/2ins]. Pp. 322, [2] + 7 Engraved plates, one hand-coloured, foxing spots. Lacking upper cover. Tale of a Tub was the first major work written by Jonathan Swift, composed between 1694 and 1697 and published in 1704. It is arguably his most difficult satire........ £45.00

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(Code No. 5621)Fleming Ian.For Your Eyes Only.Date. 1960.London, Jonathan Cape. 8vo, [5 1/4 x 8ins.] Pp. 252, very good. Original cloth gilt, very good. No Dust Jacket.For Your Eyes Only was Ian Fleming's 8th novel. It is a collection of James Bond short stories, first published by Jonathan Cape on 11 April 1960. It marked a change of pace for Fleming, who had previously written James Bond stories only as full-length novels. The collection contains five short stories: "From a View to a Kill", "For Your Eyes Only", "Quantum of Solace", "Risico", and "The Hildebrand Rarity"....

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(Code No. 5584)Graham Storey, Kathleen Tillotson and Angus Easson , (Editors).THE PILGRIM EDITION OF THE LETTERS OF CHARLES DICKENS.Volume 7, (1853-55).Date. 1993.Oxford. Clarendon Press. 8vo. (ISBN: 0198126182). Pp xxiii, 975, very good. Original cloth gilt, vg. D/J slight nicks....

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(Code No. 5571)Dryden, John, 1631-1700 & others. (translators).The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis translated into English verse by Mr. Dryden and several other eminent hands..to which is prefix'd a discourse concerning the original and progress of satire.Date. 1735.London: Printed for Jacob Tonson. 12mo, [4 x 6 1/2ins]. Pp. 296 + 25 full page copper engraved plates. Original full calf, rubbed & leather hinges split. Holding firm..Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, known in English as Juvenal, was a Roman poet active in the late 1st and early 2nd century AD, author of the Satires. The details of the author's life are unclear, although references within his text to known persons of the late 1st and early 2nd centuries AD. Juvenal is the source of many well-known maxims, including: that the common people rather than caring about their freedom are only interested in “bread and circuses” and the troubling question of who can be trusted with power “who will watch the watchers?” or "who will guard the guardians themselves?" ........

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(Code No. 5558)Dickens, Charles.Household Words: A Weekly Journal.Volume 8.Date. 1853.London, Ward, Lock, & Tyler. 8vo, [9 x 6ins.] Pp.iv, 576, 36, slight marks. Original half calf gilt, rubbed.The journal contained a mixture of fiction and nonfiction. A large amount of the non-fiction dealt with the social issues of the time it championed the cause of the poor and working classes, but in fact addressed itself almost exclusively to the middle class. Only the name of Dickens, the journal's "conductor," appeared. Articles were unsigned (although authors of serialized novels were identified).....

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(Code No. 5527)Dickens, Charles.The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.Date. 1844, 1st state of the1st edition.London, Chapman & Hall. 8vo, [6 x 9ins]. Pp xiv, 624 + Engraved frontis & Engraved title-page, damaged, with some loss + 38 Etched plates by Phiz [H. K. Browne]. one plate damaged, slight loss. Foxing spots throughout. First state with "100£" on the engraved title page. Original half calf gilt, rubbed and chipping....

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(Code No. 5508)Disraeli, Benjamin.10 Volumes, (complete).Disraeli's Novels.Date. 1871-72London, Longmans Green & Co. 8vo, [5 1/4 x 7 1/2ins]. Pp. (approx) 480 per volume. Steel engraved portrait frontis. Book titles:- Lothair - Coningsby, or the New Generation - Sybil, or the Two Nations - Tancred, or the New Crusade - Venetia - Henrietta Temple, a Love Story - Contarini Fleming, a Psychological Romance - Alroy Ixion in Heaven - The Young Duke & Count Alarcos - Vivian Grey. Original half calf over marbled boards. Raised spine bands with gilt-decorated panels, rubbed & one title panel damaged.Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, (1804 -1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure. Starting from comparatively humble origins, he served in government for three decades, twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Although his father had him baptized to Anglicanism at age 12, he was nonetheless Britain's first and thus far only Prime Minister who was born into a Jewish family originally from Italy. He played an instrumental role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party after the Corn Laws schism of 1846.....

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(Code No. 5507)

Lever, Charles James, 1806-1872.

10 Volumes.

Davenport Dunn, (2 Volumes) - Charles O'Malley, (2 Volumes) - Barrington - Horace Templeton - One of Them - Sir Jasper Carew - The O'Donoghue - Lord Kilgobbin.

Date. [c.1880].

London, George Routledge. 8vo, [5 x 7 1/2ins.] Pp. 406, 406. 467,455. 493. 503. 485. 490. 491. 365, slight foxing. + Many engraved plates by PHIZ, pseud. [i.e. Hablot Knight Browne], George Cruikshank and others. Original half calf gilt over marbled boards, slight rubbing.

Lever never took part in a battle himself although the novel Charles O'Malley, contain some splendid military writing and some of the most animated battle-pieces on record. His account of the Battle of Douro in the Peninsular War need hardly fear comparison, it has been said, Lever had completely won the general reader from the Iron Duke himself.... £170.00

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(Code No. 5504)Conan Doyle. Arthur.The Great Shadow.Date. 1892, 1st edn.Arrowsmith's Annual. Christmas, 1892. Briston: J.W. Arrowsmith. London. Simpkin, Marshall Hamilton. 1892, 1st edn. 8vo [4 1/4 x 8 1/2 ins]. Pp. adverts [4] + title + pp. adverts [4] + pp. text 4 - 184 + pp. adverts [20], vg. Original pictorial wraps. Spine, clear taped, with some loss....

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(Code No. 5500)

Blackwood's Magazine. July-Dec 1924 to Jan-June 1929.

10 Volumes, (complete).

Date. 1924-29.

Edinburgh, William Blackwood & Sons Ltd. 8vo, Pp. (Approx), 800 per volume. Original cloth gilt.

The Blackwood Magazine published the works of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The magazine was a keen supporter of William Wordsworth, it also parodied the Byron mania common in Europe and angered John Keats, Leigh Hunt and William Hazlitt by referring to their works as the "Cockney School of Poetry". The controversial style of the magazine continued to get it into trouble when, in 1821, John Scott, the editor of the London Magazine/ Blackwood Magazine, fought a duel with Jonathan Henry Christie over libellous statements in the magazine. John Scott was shot and killed. Heavy books.... £90.00

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(Code No. 5496)Melmoth, William Henry.The whole genuine works of Virgil ... all ... translated from the original Latin ... illustrated with ... explanatory notes ... embellished with ... copper-plates ... The whole revised ... and improved by W. H. Melmoth, esq..Date. [c.1790].London, Printed for A. Hogg. 4to, [8 1/2 x 10ins.] Pp. iv. 497, [2] adverts, [1] plate list + 29 of 30 copper engraved plates, (binding/ publishing error), including map, cropped, small ink stain to outer margins of 50 pages, (approx), not affecting text or images. No covers.Publius Vergilius Maro (also known by the Anglicised forms of his name as Virgil or Vergil) ( 70 BC - 19 BC) was a classical Roman poet, Virgil came to be regarded as one of Rome's greatest poets. His Aeneid can be considered a national epic of Rome and has been extremely popular from its publication to the present day....

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(Code No. 5479)

Lover, Samuel. (1797 – 1868.)

Irish Literature. Section Three: Selected Writings of Samuel Lover in Ten Volumes. (Complete).

Date. [c.1900].

P. F. Collier & Son. 8vo, [6 x 8 1/4ins.] Pp. (approx), 350 per volume + Frontispieces. Original half morocco gilt over marbled boards, fading & slight chipping to top of some spines.

Samuel Lover produced a number of Irish songs, of which several - including The Angel's Whisper, Molly Bawn, and The Four-leaved Shamrock - attained great popularity. He also wrote some novels, of which Rory O'More (in its first form a ballad), and Handy Andy are the best known, and short Irish sketches, which, with his songs, he combined into a popular entertainment called Irish Nights. He joined with Dickens in founding Bentley's Magazine. ....£90.00

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(Code No. 5474)Macaulay, Lord.Lays of Ancient Rome; with Ivry, and the Armada.Date. 1858.London; Longman, Brown. 8vo, Pp. 167. Original full morocco gilt. Raised spine bands with gilt-decorated panels, slight rubbing. Included, Horatius, The Battle of the Lake Regillus, Virginia, The Prophecy of Capys and Ivry...

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(Code No. 5472)

Kingsley, Henry.

Works:- Austin Elliot and The Harveys, Silcote of Silcotes, Reginald Hetherege and Leighton Court, and Valentin and Number Seventeen.

4 Volumes.

Date. 1895.

London, Ward Lock and Bowden. 8vo, [6 x 8ins]. Pp. 332, 16 - 472, 4 - 365, 6 - 388, 16 + 4 Engraved frontis by Walter Paget and others. Original gilt-decorated cloth, slight marks and one spine faded.

An opportune legacy from a relation enabled Henry Kingsley, to leave Oxford free of debt and immigrate to Australia, arriving at Melbourne in December 1853. He became involved in gold-digging, and later joined the mounted police. On his return to the UK in 1858 Kingsley devoted himself to literature, and wrote several well-regarded novels. In 1869, he went to Edinburgh to edit the Daily Review, but he soon gave this up, and in 1870 became war correspondent for the paper during the Franco-German War.... £65.00

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(Code No. 5473)

Ainsworth, William Harrison.

Works.

16 Volumes bound up into 8.

Date. 1867.

London, George Routledge and Sons. 8vo, [5 x 6 3/4ins]. Pp. 300, (approx), per volume, very good condition. List of works:- "Lancashire Witches", "Guy Fawkes", "Jack Sheppard", "Rookwood","Auriol", "Old Saint Pauls", "James II", "Ovingdean Grange", "Miser's Daughters", "Star Chamber", "Spendthrift", "Mervyn Clitheroe", "Flitch of Bacon", "Crichton", "Tower of London", "Windsor Castle". Original half calf over marbled boards. Raised spine bands with elaborate gilt-decorated panels. Marbled edges and end papers..... £350.00

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(Code No. 5469)

Southey, Robert.

Southey's Poetical Works.

Date. 1853.

London, Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans. 4to, [7 x 9 1/2ins]. Pp. xxviii, 828 + Engraved frontis and title. Original full calf gilt. Raised spine bands with gilt-decorated panels, some rubbing.

Robert Southey (1774 -1843) was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called "Lake Poets", and Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 to his death in 1843. Although his fame tends to be eclipsed by that of his contemporaries and friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Southey's verse enjoys enduring popularity.... £80.00

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(Code No. 5466)Woolner, Thomas.My Beautiful Lady.Date. 1864, 2nd edn.London, Macmillan and Co. 12mo, [4 1/2 x 6 1/2ins]. Pp. vi,176. Original full calf gilt. Raised spine bands with gilt-decorated panels, slight rubbing.Thomas Woolner RA ( 1825 – 1892) was an English sculptor and poet who was one of the a founder-members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He was the only sculptor among the original members. His speculations about human anatomy also impressed Charles Darwin, who named part of the human ear the 'Woolnerian Tip'....

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(Code No. 5464)

Alphonse de Beauchamp, Baron Henri Louis Coiffier de Verseux and others.

[An abridged translation].

Lives of remarkable characters who have distinguished themselves from the commencement of the French revolution to the present time. From the French.

3 Volumes, (complete).

Date. 1814.

London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 8vo, [5 1/2 x 8 1/2ins]. Pp.vii, 399, 391,323, (English Text), 2 blank margins damaged. Biographical listings include :- Ney, Robespierre, Lafayette, Danton, J. R.David, (artist) and other. Original full diced calf gilt, some rubbing....£90.00

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(Code No. 5458)Chillingworth, William.The Religion of Protestants a Safe Way to Salvation. Or, an answer to a booke entitled Mercy and Truth, or, Charity maintain’d by Catholiques , which pretends to prove the contrary.Date. 1638.Oxford, Leonard Lichfield. 4to, [11 x 8ins]. Pp. [5]. [22], 413, [1], very good condition, one leaf duplicated, (publishing error). Original full calf gilt, rubbed.William Chillingworth was born in Oxford, where his father served as mayor; William Laud was his godfather. In June 1618 he became a scholar of Trinity College, Oxford, of which he was made a fellow in June 1628. He gained a reputation as a skilful debater, excelled in mathematics, and also became known as a poet. His writings enjoyed a high popularity, particularly towards the end of the seventeenth century. The Religion of Protestants is acutely argued, and was commended by John Locke. John Tillotson thought, "For no other cause but his worthy and successful attempts to make the Christian religion reasonable"...

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(Code No. 5455)

Edward Fairfax (Translator). Tasso, Torquato.

Godfrey of Bulloigne; or, the Recovery of Jerusalem: Done into Heroical Verse, from the Italian of Tasso.

Date. 1818, 5th edn.

London, Edwards & Knibb. 12mo, [4 x 6 1/2ins]. Pp. lviii, iv, 226. 270,[1], very good condition. Original half calf over marbled boards, Lacks one spine label & rubbed.

Torquato Tasso (1544 -1595) was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem (Jerusalem Delivered, 1580), in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the siege of Jerusalem. He suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be crowned as the king of poets by the Pope. Until the beginning of the 19th century, Tasso remained one of the most widely read poets in Europe.... £80.00

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(Code No. 5448)

Colman, George, 1732-1794.

Dramatic Works of Beaumont and Fletcher / with the notes of George Colman.

3 Volumes, (complete).

Date. 1811.

London, Printed for John Stockdale. 4to, [10 1/2 x 9ins]. Pp. civ, 585. 624, 607 + Two copper engraved portrait frontis, foxing.

George Colman was enrolled at Lincoln's Inn in 1752 and called to the Bar in 1757. David Garrick persuaded him to abandon the law for a career in the theater. In addition to writing successful plays, Colman was manager at Covent Garden (1767-74) and at the Haymarket (1777-89).

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, who collaborated in their writing during the reign of James I. They became famous as a team early in their association. John Fletcher (1579 - 1625) was a Jacobean playwright. Following William Shakespeare as house playwright for the King's Men, he was among the most prolific and influential dramatists of his day; both during his lifetime and in the early Restoration, his fame rivaled Shakespeare. Fletcher remains an important transitional figure between the Elizabethan popular tradition and the popular drama of the Restoration.

Full calf gilt with later spine. Raised spine band with gilt decorated panels, rubbed....£180.00

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(Code No. 5444)

Tupper, Martin F.

Proverbial Philosophy.

Date. 1858, 32nd edn.

London: T. Hatchard.12mo, [4 1/4 x 6ins]. Pp. viii, 385, very good + Portrait frontis, foxing. Full morocco gilt, edges rubbed.

Martin Tupper's work met at first with moderate success in England, while in the United States it was almost a total failure. It slowly picked up steam, however, and within thirty years it had passed through forty large editions in England by 1867, while nearly a million copies were sold in the United States. The Proverbial Philosophy contained apt and striking expressions and appealed to a large section of the public...£40.00

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(Code No. 5436)Shoberl, Frederic, 1775-1853.The Works of Jacques Bernadin Henri de Saint Pierre; including Studies of nature, Arcadia, and the Indian cottage. From the latest Paris edition in octavo, revised and corrected by the author. Accompanied with a memoir of his life, and notes critical.Volumes 1 & 2 of 4.Date. 1807.London: Published by James Cundee. [5 x 7 1/2ins]. Pp. [3], xviii-358, [10]; [2], 400, [8]. (English Text). + 11 engraved plates, very good. Original full calf gilt, chipping & rubbed. Holding firm.Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (also called Bernardin de St. Pierre) ( 1737 – 1814 ) was a French writer and botanist. He is best known for his 1787 novel Paul et Virginie. In 1795 he was elected to the Institut de France, and in 1803 to the Académie Française...

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(Code No. 5409)Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.THE WORKS OF THOMAS CARLYLE.20 Volumes. (Complete).Date. [c.1880.]London : Chapman and Hall. 8vo, [5 x 7 1/2ins]. [n.d.] List of titles: - History of Friedrich II of Prussia called Frederick the Great (5 vols), Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches with Elucidations (3 vols), Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: collected and republished (first time, 1839; final 1869) (4 vols), Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels translated from the German of Goethe (2 vols), The French Revolution. A History (2 vols), Tales of Musaeus, Tieck, Richter translated from the German (1 vols), The Life of Friedrich Schiller comprehending an Examination of his Works (1 vol), The Life of John Sterling (1 vol. Sartor Resartus: the Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdroech (1 vol). + Maps and plates. Half calf over floral decorated boards. Raised spine bands gilt with elaborate gilt-decorated panels, slight rubbing....

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(Code No. 5400)

Gaskell, E. C.

The Life of Charlotte Bronte, Author of 'Jane Eyre,' 'Shirley,' 'Villette,' &c.

Date. 1860.

London: Smith, Elder and Co, 8vo, Pp. viii, 441 + [2] adverts to rear and endpapers, including engraved title. Original trade cloth, slight rubbing. £35.00

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(Code No. 5398)The European Magazine and London Review, containing Literature, History, Politics, Arts, Manners and Amusements of the Age.Vol. XI for [February - June] 1787.Date. 1787.London: J. Sewell. 8vo, [5 1/2 x 8 1/2ins.] Text pp. 57- 464, [10, index] + 11 Copper engraved plates, two with original hand-colour, foxing & browning, mostly marginal.On page 202, (March issue), appears William Wordsworth's first published poem, "Sonnet, on Seeing Miss Helen Maria Williams Weep at a Tale of Distress" signed AXIOLOGUS. Original full calf gilt, chipping and rubbed.

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(Code No. 5377)

Holmes, Oliver. Wendell.

2 Volumes.

The Professor at the Breakfast Table & The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table.

Date. [c.1890].

London, J. M. Dent & Co. 8vo, [4 3/4 x 7ins.] Pp.288. 279 + Engraved plates. Original half morocco gilt, rubbed.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809 – 1894) was an American physician, professor, lecturer, and author. Regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century, he is considered a member of the Fireside Poets. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858). He is also recognized as an important medical reformer....£45.00

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(Code No. 5371)Byron, Lord; Moore, Thomas.The Works of Lord Byron: With His Letter and Journals, and His Life.16 of 17 volumes.Lacking volume 4 .Date. 1833-5.London: John Murray. 12mo, [4¾ x 7ins] Pp, (approx) 320 per volume + Steel engraved frontis + Steel engraved titles. Original cloth gilt.

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(Code No. 5370)Shakespeare, William.(Preface and glossary by Israel Gollancz)Works of Shakespeare. The Temple Shakespeare edition.39 volumes of 40 ..Date. [c.1900]. London, J M. Dent & Co.12mo, [4 x 5 1/4ins.] Pp. (approx). 170 per volume. Dedication on front past down. All volumes with engraved frontis. Full style leather gilt. 3 Volumes, slight chipping to top of spines. Top edges gilt...

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(Code No. 5344)

HAMILTON, Anthony.

2 Volumes.

MEMOIRS OF COUNT GRAMMONT. A New Edition, to which are Prefixed a Biographical Sketch of Count Hamilton, and a Translation of the Epistle to Count Grammont. Illustrated with 64 portraits, engraved by Edward Scriven, &c.

Date. 1811.

London; William Miller & James Carpenter.4to, [9 x 11 1/4ins.] 1811. Pp. xxxvii, 262. 256 + 64 Copper engraved portraits, offsetting on to opposite pages. Original full calf gilt. Raised spine bands with gilt decorated panels, some leather loss. All edges gilt.

Philibert, comte de Gramont (1621 -1707), came of a noble Gascon family, said to have been of Basque origin. The 1st edition was printed in the Netherlands with the inscription Cologne, 1713. Other editions followed in 1715 and 1716. In 1793 appeared in London this edition adorned with portraits engraved after originals in the royal college. In spite of his good record in the army he never received any important commission either military or diplomatic, perhaps the cause of an incurable levity. During the Commonwealth he visited England, and in 1662 he was exiled from Paris for paying court to Mademoiselle de la Mothe-Houdancourt, one of the king's mistresses. He went to London, where he found at the court of Charles II an atmosphere congenial to his talents for intrigue, gallantry and pleasure... £90.00

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(Code No. 5340)Hobbes,Thomas.The history of the Grecian war written by Thucydides ; translated by Thomas Hobbes of Malsmbury. To which is added a survey of the History.Date. 1822.London : G. & W. B. Whittaker ; Oxford : J. Parker : R. Bliss. 8vo, [5 1/2 x 9ins.] Pp. xcvii, 479. [20]. Original half calf gilt, rubbed.According to Thucydides, the cause of the war was the "fear of the growth of the power of Athens" throughout the middle of the 5th century BC. After a coalition of Greek states thwarted an attempted invasion of the Greek mainland by the Persian empire, several of those states formed the Delian league in 478 BC in order to create and fund a standing navy which could be used against the Persians in areas under their control.

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(Code No. 5339)Carr, John.Dialogues of Lucian, from the Greek.Date. 1774, 2nd edn.London, for W. Flexney. 8vo, [5 x 8ins.] Pp. xiv 340. Original half calf, slight splits to hinges. Holding firm.Lucian trained in the art of rhetoric, a vocation where one pleads in court, composing pleas for others, and teaching the art of pleading. Lucian's practice was to travel about, giving amusing discourses and witty lectures improvised on the spot, In this way Lucian travelled through Ionia and mainland Greece, to Italy and even to Gaul, and won much wealth and fame.

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(Code No. 5337)The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth. With Life.Date. [c.1850.] Edinburgh, Gall & Inglis. 12mo, 4 1/2 x 6 3/4ins. Pp. xx, 522 + Engraved title + 7 Steel engraved tissue guarded plates. Original gilt-decorated cloth , very good. Dedication, dated 1857, on front free paper. All edges gilt.William Wordsworth ( 1770 – 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 joint publication Lyrical Ballads. Wordsworth was Britain's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.

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(Code No. 5330)

Anon.

( 46 Volumes + Odd Volume.)

The Poetical Works of British Poets.

Date. 1869.

Edinburgh, William P. Nimmo. 8vo, [6 x 9ins.] Pp. (approx) 350 per volume + Steel engraved portrait frontis throughout. Reference library stamps on some fly leaves or blank pages only. Poets listed :- Burns, Butler, Churchill, Chaucher, Percy, Spenser, Scott, Pope, Shakespear, Cowper, etc. John Milton, volume 1 of 2 only. Original blind stamped decoration with gilt decorated spine, some cloth hinges split. All volumes holding firm. Heavy item. £300.00

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(Code No. 5311)Chambers, William and Robert Chambers's Edinburgh Journal.(19 Consecutive Volumes.)Date. 1847-56.Edinburgh, W & R Chambers. 4to, [7 x 10ins]. Pp. (approx), 400 per volume. Original half calf gilt over marbled boards, some rubbing.Chambers's Edinburgh Journal was a weekly 16-page magazine started by William Chambers in 1832. The first edition was dated 4 February 1832, and priced at one penny. Topics included history, religion, language, and science, etc. William was soon joined as joint editor by his brother Robert, who wrote many of the articles for the early issues, and within a few years the journal had a circulation of 84,000. In 1854 the title was changed to Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Arts, and changed again to Chambers's Journal at the end of 1897. Heavy books.18kg, (approx).

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(Code No. 5305)

Genealogical Fragments :- Earldom of Findlater, Gardner Peerage, Memorandum concerning the Douglases & Keiths of Whiteriggs, Auchinlecks of Balmano, Vetch of Elliock and Caponflat, Duguid of Auchenhove and Guisachan: a legend of St. Marjory.

Date. [c.1850.]

Edinburgh & Berwick. Printed for the Flying Stationers & Private circulation. (50 Copies).8vo, [6 x 9ins.] Pp. 16, [3] 8 + 7 blank leaves, very good. Original half calf, some leather loss & rubbing. £45.00

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Bunyan, John.

The Holy War, made by Shaddai upon Diabolus for the regaining of the metropolis of the world; or, The losing and taking again of the town of Mansoul.

Date. 1752.

Glasgow, printed in the year 1752. 12mo, [3 1/2 x 6ins.] Pp. [10], 280 +Title, (lacking pp. 279-280). Including 4 Contemporary hand-coloured engraved woodcuts + Uncoloured engraved woodcut. Later cloth boards, cloth hinges split. Holding firm.

Bunyan wrote about 60 books and tracts, of which The Holy War ranks next to The Pilgrim's Progress in popularity. The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come by John Bunyan (published February, 1678) is a Christian allegory. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of English literature, and has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print. £250.00

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(Code No. 5273)Smith, Adam.An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.Date. 1870.Ex library.Edinburgh, A & C Black. 8vo, [6 1/2 x 9 1/2ins.].. (5 library stamps to preliminaries only). Pp. lxvi, 669 + 2 Steel engraved portrait frontis. Original cloth gilt, slight chipping to top of spine.Adam Smith (1723 -1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economics. The Wealth of Nations, is cited as the father of modern economics.

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(Code No. 5254)Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of, 1694-1773.LORD CHESTERFIELD'S MAXIMS.Date. 1774 1st edn.London, F. Newbery. 12mo, [3 1/2 x 4 3/4ins.] Pp. xii, 90, [5] listing Newbery's 28 publications, very good condition, including engraved portrait frontispiece. Original trade marbled boards, faded.Phillip Stranhope, better known as Lord Chesterfield, was a British statesman and a man of letters. While his son was attending Westminster School, Lord Chesterfield wrote a series of letters giving advice on becoming a man and, more importantly, a gentleman. In this letter dated October 16, 1747, Lord Chesterfield counsels his son on the art of gentlemanly conversation. e.g. Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable. Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends. Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise, etc.

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(Code No. 5253)

Dickens, Charles.

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

Date. 1842.

London, Chapman & Hall. 8vo, [6 x 8 1/2ins]. Pp. xiv, [2] 608. Lacking pp. 609. 43 engraved plates by R.Seymour and Phiz + Engraved frontis, foxing spots throughout. Dedication on front free end paper. Contemporary half morocco gilt over marbled boards. Raised spine bands with gilt-decorated panels, rubbed. All edges gilt.

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (also known as The Pickwick Papers) is the first novel by Charles Dickens. After the publication, the widow of the illustrator Robert Seymour claimed that the idea for the novel was originally her husband's; however, in his preface to the 1867 edition, Dickens strenuously denied any specific input, writing that "Mr Seymour never originated or suggested an incident, a phrase, or a word, to be found in the book." £70.00

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(Code No. 5251)Gibbon, Edward & William Smith (editor) .8 Volumes, (complete).The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.Date. 1887.London, John Murray. 4to, [6 x 9ins]. Pp. (approx,) 430 per volume, some pages unopened + Portrait frontis + 14 Folding maps, very good. Original blind stamped cloth with gilt spine lettering, very good.The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was written by English historian Edward Gibbon and published in six volumes. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings. Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788–89. The original volumes were published in quarto sections, a common publishing practice of the time. It stands as a major literary achievement of the 18th century because it was adopted as a model for the modern historians. This led to Gibbon being called the first modern historian of Ancient Rome.

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(Code No. 5249)Marshall, Walter, Pastor of Gosport, Hampshire.The Gospel-Mystery of sanctification opened in sundry practical directions, suited especially to the cases of those, who labour under the guilt and power of indwelling sin. To which are added, a sermon on justification....Date. 1761,7th edn.London, J. Johnson. 8vo, [4 1/2 x 7ins.] Pp xix,378 [2], [4] adverts, wormhole to last few pages. Original full calf gilt, split to leather hinges & rubbed with some surface leather loss.. Holding firm.Walter Marshall was an English Presbyterian minister – a Puritan – best known today for this excellent work on sanctification. Born in 1628, he was forced to leave his parish in the infamous Great Ejection of 1662. However, he remained faithful to the call of God, shortly finding another congregation which he pastored until his death in 1680.

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(Code No. 5247)

Potter, R. (Translator).

The Tragedies of Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BC.)

Date. 1819.

London, T & T . Allman. 4to, [6 x 9ins.] Pp. xli, 364, very good condition. Original half vellum gilt. Edges untrimmed.

The 'Father of Tragedy,' Aeschylus was born in the city of Eleusis. Together with Sophocles and Euripides, Aeschylus is one of the best-known Athenian tragic poets. £60.00

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PLATO AND SOCRATES.

Date. 1907.

London, Arthur L. Humphreys. 8vo, [5 x 6 1/2ins.] Pp. 262, very good condition. Translated by William Whewell. Contains four of Plato's classic dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo. Original reverse calf gilt, (distinctive suede-like texture), with one of two leather clasps and raised spine bands, split to hinge leather. Holding firm. Edges untrimmed. Dedication on front end paper.

Plato should have entered a political career, but, as he himself tells us in the 8th Letter, under Socrates' influence and disillusioned by what he saw of Athenian politics in his youth, including the tyranny led by his relatives, and culminating in Socrates' condemnation and execution, he came to the conclusion that mankind's fate was hopeless unless there was a deep change in men's education, and especially in the education of those intending to become statesmen, and that only what he called "philosophy" (friendship with wisdom), could make them fit for their task. £100.00

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(Code No. 5240)Richardson, Samuel.7 Volumes, (Complete.)The History of Sir Charles Grandison.Date. 1810.London, T. Payne..... 12mo, [4 1/4 x 6ins.] Pp. xlvi, 336, 376, 393, 320, 312, 390, 324, [104] Index & Allusions. Original half calf gilt, slight rubbing.The History of Sir Charles Grandison, is a novel by Samuel Richardson first published in February 1753. The book was a response to Henry Fielding's The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, which parodied the morals presented in Richardson's previous novels. The novel follows the story of Harriet Byron who is pursued by Sir Hargrave Pollexfen. After she rejects Pollexfen, he kidnaps her, and she is only freed when Sir Charles Grandison comes to her rescue. After his appearance, the novel focuses on his history and life, and he becomes its central figure.

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(Code No. 5235)Altounyan, Taqui .(1917 - 2001.)In Aleppo Once.Date. 1969, 1st edn.London, John Murray. 8vo,[ 6 x 9ins.] Pp. vii,196, very good. Drawings by Nicholas Stephens. Original cloth gilt, fading to edges. Dust jacket with 2ins split.Taqui Altounyan was the author of two celebrated memoirs of Syria, In Aleppo Once and Chimes from a Wooden Bell. She was also an important inspiration for the children's author Arthur Ransome, who taught her and her brothers and sisters to sail on Coniston Water in two 14ft lug-sailed dinghies, Swallow and Mavis, and then settled down to write Swallows and Amazons.

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(Code No. 5236)

Nicolson, Harold.

3 Volumes.

Diaries and Letters.1930 to 1962. Edited by Nigel Nicolson.

Date. (1966-8).

London: Collins. 8vo, [6 1/2 x 9 1/2ins.] Pp. 448 , 511, 448, very good condition.Original cloth gilt. Dust jackets for Vols 2 and 3, very good. Dust jacket for Vol 1, nicks to top of spine.

The appeal of Nicolson's diaries, lies not so much in their integrity or intelligence, but the converse. His judgments were often naive, absurd and snobbish but utterly compelling. In 1930, he announced from Berlin that "Hitler has missed the boat". After Yalta, he shared Churchill's view that Stalin was a man who kept his word. A snob who resented and distrusted democracy, he regarded everyone but the Sackville-Wests - and himself, by adoption - as plebeian. Ref. Richard Canning.
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(Code No. 5233)Walpole, Hugh.5 Volumes.Rogue Herries, The Bright Pavilions, Judith Paris, The Fortress and Vanessa.Dates. 1932-33 & 1940.London, Macmillan and Co. 8vo, [5 3/4 x 8 1/4ins.] Pp. 732,755,811,851,709 + 5 folding plates. 4 Volumes bound in original full gilt-decorated morocco, faded spines. One volume bound in original cloth gilt, (The Bright Pavilions).Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole ( 1884 – 1941) English novelist. A prolific writer, he published thirty-six novels, five volumes of short stories, two plays and three volumes of memoirs. His skill at scene-setting, his vivid plots, his high profile as a lecturer and his driving ambition brought him a large readership in the United Kingdom and North America. A best-selling author in the 1920s and 1930s.

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(Code No. 5229)

GAUTIER, Théophile & DORE, Gustave. (Illustrator).

Aventures du Baron de Munchhausen traduction nouvelle par Théophile Gautier Fils, illustrées par Gustave Doré.

Paris, Furne, Jouvet et Cie éditeurs. Folio, [12 x 9ins.] Pp. 230, slight marks throughout. (French text). Original gilt-decorated cloth, rubbing with some loss to spine. Holding firm.

Date. [c.1860.]

Doré was born in Strasbourg and his first illustrated story was published at the age of fifteen. Doré began work as a literary illustrator in Paris, his commissions include works by Rabelais, Balzac, Milton and Dante. In 1853 he was asked to illustrate the works of Lord Byron and a new illustrated English Bible. In 1863, Doré illustrated a French edition of Cervantes's Don Quixote, and his illustrations of the knight and his squire Sancho Panza have become so famous that they have influenced subsequent artists. £75.00

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(Code No. 5228)PETRIE, Alexander, Author of “Chiliasto-Mastix2.A Compendious History of the Catholick Church, from the year 600 to 1600, showing her deformation and reformation. Together with the rise, reign, rage, and begin-fall of the Roman Antichrist, etc. ..Date. 1662.Hague : Printed by Adrian Vlack. 4to,[8 1/2 x 12ins.] Pp. [14], 587, [1], 582, [8], water staining to last few pages and some marks. Original full calf, some leather loss. Raised spine bands.The English Reformation followed a different course from the Reformation in continental Europe. There had long been a strong strain of anti-clericalism, The different character of the English Reformation came rather from the fact that it was driven initially by the political necessities of Henry VIII.

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(Code No. 5214)

Carruthers, Robert.

Chambers's Cyclopaedia of Literature. A History, Critical and Biographical, of British Authors, with Specimens of their Writings.

2 Volumes, (complete).

Date. 1876, 3rd edn.

London & Edinburgh, W & R Chambers. 4to, [7 1/2 x 10ins.] Pp. xvi 816. xvi, 816 + 12 Full page engraved plates, very good condition. Original half calf gilt with raised spine bands gilt, rubbed. £50.00

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(Code No. 5196)Melmoth, William, 1710?-1799.The Letters of Pliny the Consul, with occasional remarks.Date. 1807.Edinburgh, James Ballantyne and Co., 12mo, [4 1/4 x 7ins.] Pp. viii, 388, 342, very good. Original full calf gilt with raised spine bands, hinge leather split and faded. Still holding.The Roman senator Pliny the Younger is one of the few people from Antiquity who is more to us than just a name. We possess a long inscription which mentions his entire career. His letters are often very entertaining: he tells a ghost story, gives accounts of lawsuits, guides us through his houses, describes the friendship of a boy and a dolphin, informs us about the persecution of Christians, and tells about the eruption of the Vesuvius. But we can also read his correspondence with the emperor Trajan.

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(Code No. 5175)

MacLean, Alistair.

The Guns of Navarone.

Date. 1957,1st edn.

London, Collins. 8vo, [6 x 8 1/4ins.] Pp. 318. Original cloth gilt, dustwrapper, slight chipping to top of spine & dedication on flyleaf. £60.00

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(Code No. 5154)Heath, Charles.The Heroines of Shakspeare.Date. 1858.London , W. Kent. 4to, [7 1/2 x 11ins.] Pp. [3] + 45 Beautiful steel engraved plates, all plates with discriptive text and tissue guards. Original gilt-decorated cloth covers, lacks part of spine cloth.

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(Code No. 5139)

Hutchinson, Thomas, (Ed).

The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth with Introductions and Notes.

Date. 1914.

London, Humphrey Milford.Oxford University Press.8vo,[5 1/4 x 7 1/4 ins]. Pp. xxxii 986, very good condition. including portrait frontis. Original gilt-decorated cloth with gilt-decorated spine panels, slight rubbing. gilt edges. £35.00

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Whately, Richard.

Elements of Logic. Comprising the Substance of the Article in the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana: with Additions, etc.

Date. 1836, 6th edn..

London, B. Fellowes. 8vo, [6 x 8 1/2ins]. Pp. xxxix [1], 439, very good. Original half calf, lacks spine leather. £60.00

Richard Whately (1787 – 1863) was an English logician, economist, and theologian who also served as Anglican Archbishop of Dublin. his treatise on Logic, originally contributed to the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana, in which he raised the study of the subject to a new level. It gave a great impetus to the study of logic throughout Britain. A similar treatise on Rhetoric, also contributed to the Encyclopaedia, appeared in 1828.

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(Code No. 5121)Goldsmith, Oliver & Falconer, William.2 volumes bound in 1Goldsmith's Poems forming part of Cooke's Pocket Edition of the Original & Complete Works of Select British Poets + The Poetical Works of Wm. Falconer with the life of the author.Date. 1798.London. Cooke. 16mo, 3 1/2 x 6ins. Pp xxviii, 29 to 84.108 + 2 copper engraved frontis + 2 copper engraved vignette titles + Mezzotint portrait + Copper engraved folding plate of a ship's rigging. Original gilt-decorated full calf with gilt-decorated spine panels, slight rubbing.

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(Code No. 5108)Butler, Joseph.The Analogy of Religion Nature and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature. To which are added, Two Brief Dissertations: Of Personal Identity. Of the Nature of Virtue.Date. 1841.London, Scott, Webster. 12mo, [3 1/2 x 5 1/2ins.] Pp. li, 286 + Engraved frontis + Engraved vignette title, very good. Contemporary gilt-tooled full morocco with decorative gilt-tooled spine panels, slight rubbing. Gilt edges. oseph Butler ( 1692 – 1752) was an English bishop, theologian, apologist, and philosopher. He was born in Wantage in the English county of Berkshire (now Oxfordshire). During his life and after his death, Butler influenced many philosophers, including David Hume, Thomas Reid, and Adam Smith.

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(Code No. 5102)

The New Tory Guide

[Lampoons, reprinted from “The Morning Chronicle.” By Paul Methuen, afterwards Lord Methuen, and others.]

Date. 1819.

London, Printed for J. Ridgway.12mo, [4 1/2 x 7ins.] Pp. viii, 216. Original trade boards, some wear with surface loss and split hinges. £35.00

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Hutchinson, Thomas (ed.)

The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Date. 1923.

Oxford University Press, 8vo, [5 x 7 1/2ins].1923. Pp. xxiv, 912 + Portrait frontis. Prize Book. Full leather style cloth gilt, slight rubbing. All edges gilt. £35.00

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(Code No. 5041)Masefield, John.Selected Poems. signed limited edition.Date. 1922.London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 8vo, [5 1/2 x 8ins]. Pp. ix, 245, very good. Number 22 of 500 copies printed on hand-made paper and signed and numbered by the author. Top edge gilt. Quarter vellum gilt, slight marks. John Edward Masefield, OM, (1878 – 1967) was an English poet and writer, and UK Poet Laureate from 1930 until his death in 1967. Masefield encouraged the development of English literature and poetry, and began the annual awarding of the Royal Medals for Poetry for a first or second published edition of poetry by a poet under the age of 35.

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(Code No. 5039)Hunt, Leigh.LORD BYRON and some of his contemporaries, With Recollections of the author's life, and of his visit to Italy.Date. 1828, 1st edn.London, Henry Colburn. 4to, [9 x 11ins]. Pp. viii, 513, lacks title + 6 Engraved lithographic plates, slight marginal foxing. Original half morocco over marbled boards. Raised spine bands gilt with gilt-decorated spine panels, rubbed.In 1825 Leigh Hunt was in a litigation with his brother and he returned to England after many years abroad, In 1828 he published "Lord Byron and some of his Contemporaries". The public was shocked that Hunt, who had been obliged to Byron for so much, would "bite the hand that fed him" in this way. Hunt especially writhed under the withering satire of Moore. For many years afterwards, the history of Hunt's life is a painful struggle with poverty and sickness.

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(Code No. 5037)COX, Robert, Perpetual Curate of St. Leonard’s, Bridgnorth.The life of the Rev. John William Fletcher, 1729-1785 , late Vicar of Madeley, Shropshire.Date. 1822.London, etc.: J. Butterworth & Son, etc. 8vo, [4 1/2 x 7ins.] Pp. xii, 179 + Lithographic portrait frontis + Engraved plate, both with tissue guards, very good. Original half calf over marbled boards. Fletcher was a contemporary of John Wesley (the founder of Methodism), a key interpreter of Wesleyan theology in the 18th century. John William Fletcher often preached with John Wesley and for him, and became known as a fervent supporter of the revival. Refusing the wealthy living of Dunham, he accepted the humble one of Madeley, where for twenty-five years (1760-1785) he lived and worked with unique devotion and zeal. Fletcher was one of the few parish clergy who understood Wesley and his work, yet he never wrote or said anything inconsistent with his own Anglican position.

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BROWNE, afterwards HEMANS, Felicia Dorothea.

Songs of the Affections. National Lyrics. Miscellaneous Poems.

Date. 1840-48

Edinburgh, William Blackwood & Sons. 8vo, [4 x 7ins.] . Pp. vi. 326 + Engraved vignette title, foxed. Elaborate blind stamped designed covers. Raised spine bands with blind stamped panels, gilt lettered title panel. Gauffred edges, (gilt impressed design), some rubbing to the edges. £70.00

She was born Felicia Dorothea Browne in Liverpool, a granddaughter of the Venetian consul in that city. She became a well-known literary figure, highly regarded by contemporaries such as Wordsworth and Percy Bysshe Shelley, and with a popular following in the United States. When she died, Wordsworth and Walter Savage Landor composed memorial verses in her honour.

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(Code No. 4932)Lansdowne, Andrew.A Life’s Reminiscences. Scotland Yard. ...Date. [c.1893]London : The Leadenhall Press,8vo, [6 x 8ins.]Pp. vi, 202, some pages have been damaged while attempting, in a clumsy manner, separation of pages. Original cloth, slight marks. Edges untrimmed.

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(Code No. 4888)Bunyan, John, W. Strang (illustrator).The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which is to Come.Date. 1895. London, John. C. Nimmo. 4to, [7 x 9ins.] Pp. xi, 379, very good + 14 full page etchings by William Strang with tissue guards. Beautiful original full morocco gilt in a floral design with raised spine bands gilt and gilt-decorated panels, bound by Riviere and Son. All edges gilt. Dedication on front free end paper. Fine copy.

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(Code No. 4873)Shelley, Percy. Bysshe.The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley.Date. 1888.London. Frederick Warne & Co. 8vo, Pp xv, 624, very good. Original prize binding in full tree calf gilt. with raised spine bands gilt and gilt-decorated panels, rubbed with slight surface loss. All edges gilt. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 –1822), was one of the major English Romantic poets and is regarded among the finest lyric poets in the English language.

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(Code No. 4872)Disraeli, Benjamin.the Novels and Tales of Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield.12 Volumes, ( complete.)Date. 1926-27. Peter Davies, Bradenham Edition. 8vo, [6 x 9ins.] Introduction by Philip Guedalla. Titles:- Lothair, Henrietta Temple, Alroy, The Young Duke, Vivian Grey, Popanilla and other tales, Contarini Fleming, Venetia, Coningsby, Sybil, Tancred, and Endymion. Original cloth gilt, 2 vols with slight chipping to hinges. Dust jackets with slight loss and nicks to outer edges throughout.

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(Code No. 4848)

Scott Walter.

OLD MORTALITY.

Date. 1897.

London. Adam and Charles Black. 8vo, [5 x 7 1/2ins.] Pp 452. Illustrated frontis & Title. Dedication to front free end paper. Original full polished calf gilt with gilt decorated raised spine bands and gilt - decorated panels, slight rubbing. Marbled edges. Complete, not part of a run of numbered volumes. £45.00

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(Code No. 4840)Homer.The Iliad of Homer; translated by Alexander Pope.Date. 1808.London. J. Walker & others. 16mo, [3 x 5 1/2ins.] Pp. 559, including engraved frontis and engraved vignette title + additional title. Original half calf, with surface loss & split hinges. Holding firm. The Iliad is an epic poem recounting significant events during a portion of the final year of the Trojan War, the Greek siege of the city of Troy, it tells the wrathful withdrawal from battle of Achilles, the premiere Greek warrior, after King Agamemnon dishonoured him a deadly quarrel disastrous to the Greek cause ensued. This poem establishes most of the events.

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MEREDITH, George.

The Shaving of Shagpat an Arabian Entertainment.

No date.

London, Chapman and Hall. 8vo, [4 1/2 x 7ins.] Pp viii, 283. Original half calf gilt with raised spine bands gilt. rubbed and chipping with some loss. Holding firm. £60.00

George Meredith, ( 1828 – 1909) was an English novelist and poet during the Victorian era. The novel is a humorous oriental romance and allegory written in the style of the Arabian Nights. Like its model, it includes a number of stories within the story, along with poetic asides. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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(Code No. 4823)BORROW, George.Works of :- The Bible in Spain, Lavengro, The Romany Rye, The Zincali, Romano Lavo-lil and Wild Wales.6 Volumes.Date. 1907.London, John Murray. 8vo, 5 1/2 x 8ins. Pp. (approx), 500 per volume. Illustrated throughout. Original half morocco gilt. Raised spine bands with gilt-decorated panels. Slight rubbing to cloth. George Henry Borrow ( 1803 - 1881) was an English author who wrote novels and travelogues based on his own experiences around Europe. Over the course of his wanderings, he developed a close affinity with the Romani people of Europe, and they figure prominently in his work.

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Gay. John (1685-1732).

Gay's fables, with elucidations and comments by Archdeacon Coxe.

Date. 1841.

London. Thomas Tegg, 12mo, [3 1/2 x 6ins.] Pp 238, slight browning + 68 vignette woodcuts. Original cloth gilt, part of spine title label missing. £90.00

John Gay was born in Barnstable. He made the acquaintance of, Swift, and Pope, subsequently makeing his fortune with the Beggar's Opera (1728), perhaps the greatest theatrical success of the 18th Century. Rare edition.

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(Code No. 4789)Frith, William Powell.My Autobiography and Reminiscences.2 Volumes.Date. 1887.London: Richard Bentley and Son . 8vo, 6 x 9ins. Pp vi 352, viii 389, slight foxing. Including 2 engraved frontis. Original decorated cloth, slight rubbing.William Powell Frith (1819 – 1909), was an English painter specialising in portraits and Victorian era narratives, who was elected to the Royal Academy in 1852.

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(Code No. 4763)

Jerrold, Blanchard.

Life of George Cruikshank In Two Epochs.

2 Volumes.

Date. 1882.

London: Chatto And Windus, 8vo, [5 1/4 x 7 1/2ins.] xvi 284. viii 280, [30 adverts]. Illustrated throughout, foxing to the preliminaries. Original cloth gilt, rubbing marks to volume 1. £70.00

George Cruikshank (1792 – 1878) was an English caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the "modern Hogarth" during his life. Born in London, he was a member of the Cruikshank family of caricaturists and artists, the son of Scottish painter and caricaturist Isaac Cruikshank. For Charles Dickens he illustrated Sketches by Boz (1836), The Mudfog Papers (1837–38) and Oliver Twist (1838). From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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PYE, Henry James. (Poet Laurate.)

Alfred. An epic poem.

Date. 1815.

London, W. Suttaby, etc. 16mo, [3 x 5ins.] Pp. ii. 159. Original half calf, part of top of spine missing. Henry James Pye (1745 – 1813), was an English poet. He was Poet Laureate from 1790 until his death. Henry James Pye was the first poet laureate to receive a fixed salary of £27 instead of the historic tierce of Canary wine. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia £30.00


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(Code No. 4747)Smollett T.The History and Adventures of the renowned Don Quixote : from the Spanish of Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra.2 volumes.Date. 1818.London, Rivington. 12mo, [3 x 5ins.] Pp, 563. 598 + 2 Copper engraved frontis + 2 Copper engraved titles + 2 Additional titles, slight foxing. Original morocco gilt, split to hinges, holding firm. The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha") is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story based upon a manuscript by the invented Moorish historian, Cide Hamete Benengeli. Don Quixote's imaginings are the butt of outrageous and cruel practical jokes in the novel. Even faithful and simple Sancho is unintentionally forced to deceive him at certain points. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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(Code No. 4702)Jerome, Jerome K. (Jerome Klapka), 1859-1927.3 Volumes.The Idle Thoughts of An Idle Fellow, Three Men in a Boat and The Diary of a Pilgrimage.Dates. 1886-91.London. Field & Tuer & J.W. Arrowsmith. 8vo, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2ins. Pp 172, 315 & 306. Illustrations throughout. The Idle Thoughts of An Idle Fellow, Pub, Field & Tuer,cloth cover marked, Three Men in a Boat Pub, J.W. Arrowsmith, (no number before Quay Street), Front hinge split, lacks front fly leaf & The Diary of a Pilgrimage. Pub, J.W. Arrowsmith, slight marks to covers & chipping to top of spine. All with owner's bookplate. All holding firm.

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(Code No. 4693)Carruthers. W. & W, Chambers.10 Volumes.(Complete.)Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Keeley Halswelle.Date. 1861.London. W. & R. Chambers. 8vo, 4 3/4 x 7ins. Pp. 380 per volume (approx) + Steel engraved portrait frontis. Owner's bookplate on front free end paper. Original half morocco gilt, slight rubbing. Raised spine bands gilt with gilt-decorated panels.

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(Code No. 4689)Goldsmith Oliver, Miss Mitford and Fanny Burney. All illustrated by Hugh Thomson.The Vicar of Wakefield, Our Village and Evelina.3 Volumes.Date. 1893-1903 . London. Macmillan & Co. 8vo, 5 x 7 1/2ins. Pp. xxxiv, 305, [6]. lv, 256, some marginal foxing. xxv, 477, [2]. Original gilt decorated cloth, one spine faded. all edges gilt. The Vicar of Wakefield was written in 1761 and 1762, and published in 1766. It was one of the most popular and widely read 18th century novels. Miss Mitford's novel is a series of sketches of village scenes and vividly drawn characters based upon life in Three Mile Cross, a hamlet in the parish of Shinfield, near Reading in Berkshire, where Miss Mitford lived. Fanny Burney (Frances Burney 1752- 1840), published her first novel Evelina anonymously in 1778. When its authorship was revealed, it brought her almost immediate fame, due to its unique narrative and comic strengths.

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(Code No. 4688)

BEDE, Cuthbert, pseud. [i.e. Edward Bradley.]

The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, an Oxford Freshman ... With numerous illustrations ... by the author.

Date. [c.1885].

London: James Blackwood & Co. 8vo, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2ins. Pp. viii, 271; illustrations throughout. Original cloth gilt, slight rubbing. £100.00

The novel covers the exploits of Mr Verdant Green as an undergraduate freshman at Oxford University, it has become something of a cult book about Oxford, Bradley had previously produced a series of pen and ink drawings entitled 'Ye freshmonne his adventures at University College, Durham'. It is possible the book is actually about Durham University.

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Bloomfield, Robert, 1766-1823.

The Farmer's Boy : a rural poem.

Date. 1803, 7th edn.

London, Printed for Vernor and Hood, and Longman and Rees by James Swan, Pp lii, 104 + 6 Full page engraved woodcuts + The 4 Seasons vignette woodcuts, very good. Original full calf gilt. £55.00

The Farmer's Boy, was written in a garret in Bell Alley. The manuscript was declined by several publishers,until it fell into the hands of Capel Lofft, who arranged for its publication with woodcuts by Thomas Bewick in 1800 . The success of the poem was remarkable, over 25,000 copies being sold in the next two years. Online Encyclopedia.

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(Code No. 4669)Wilberforce, William.A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians.....Date. 1826, 2nd edn. London & Glasgow, William Collins, 12mo, [3 1/4 x 5 3/4ins.] Pp 371. Original full calf gilt. Raised spine bands with gilt tooled panels, slight rubbing. William Wilberforce ( 1759 1833) was a British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. His campaign led to the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, which abolished slavery in most of the British Empire.

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(Code No. 4668)Mary Hays, (1760-1824).Celebrated Women or Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of all Ages and Countries.5 volumes of 6, lacking volume 4.Date. 1803 1st edn.London, Richard Phillips. 12mo, [4 1/2 x 7ins.] . Pp. xxvi, 316. 404. 444. 527 & 476, ( 4 adverts ). Original full calf with gilt-tooled spine panels, rubbed & scuffed. Bindings firm. Approx 200 celebrated women listed. In the 1790s Mary Hays made her name as a novelist and essayist, but became notorious on account of her radical feminist writings. In the present day her work, like that of her contemporary and friend Mary Wollstonecraft, is now receiving new critical evaluation. The book Celebrated Women took 3 years to write.

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(Code No. 4664)

Taylor, Jeremy.

The Worthy Communicant: A Discourse of the Nature Effects and Blessings Consequent to the Worthy Receiving of the Lord's Supper.......

Date. 1689.

London. James Partridge. 8vo, [5 x 7 1/2ins.] Pp. (12), 436, including copper engraved frontis. Original full calf, surface loss and split to hinges. Holding firm. £130.00

Jeremy Taylor . One of the most important and substantial Anglican devotional guides ever written, The Cambridge History of English and American Literature calls it ' the abiding possession of the English people.' Taylor combines rigorous theological attention to the doctrine of the Holy Eucharist along with comparatively simple prayers of preparation and thanksgiving for Communion.

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GARNETT, Richard.

William Blake, painter and poet.

Date. 1895.

London, Seeley and Co, 4to, [7 1/2 x 11ins.] Pp 80, frontis, foxed + 7 uncoloured and coloured, (Chromolithographic,) plates + Many text illustrations throughout. Original cloth, fading to the top of boards and slight split to spine. Printer title label on front cover. £40.00

English poet, painter, and printmaker. During his lifetime, and for half a century afterwards, his work was largely disregarded or even derided as the work of a madman. Today Blake's work is considered seminal in the history of both poetry and the visual arts of the Romantic Age. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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(Code No. 4658)Westall, R.The Arabian Nights. Illustrated with Engravings, from Designs by R. Westall, R.A.4 Volumes.Date. 1819.London, Booker, Baldwin Cradock and Joy. 12mo, [4 x 6 1/2ins.] Pp. iv 357, 383, 349, 340 + 12 Full page copper engraved plates. Full blind stamped panelled calf with raised spine bands gilt and gilt-tooled decorated panels, hinges rubbed.Title labels chipped. Arabian Nights, also known as The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, a Middle-Eastern folk tale collection which tells the story of Scheherazade. Some of the best-known stories of The Nights, particularly "Aladdin's Wonderful Lamp", "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" and "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor", while most likely genuine Arabic folk tales, were not part of the The Nights in its Arabic versions, but were interpolated into the collection by its early European translators.

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(Code No. 4657)

Smollett, Tobias. (1721 – 1771).

The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle in which are included Memoirs of a Lady of Quality.

4 Volumes.

Date. [c. 1795]

London. C. Cooke. 12mo, [4 x 5 3/4ins]. Pp. vi 234, 216, 238, 242 + 9 Full-page copper engraved plates. Original half calf gilt, some surface loss and splits to hinges. Holding firm. £100.00

Tobias Smollett first published Peregrine Pickle in 1751, and revised and reissued in 1758. It is the story of the fortunes and misfortunes of the egotistical dandy Peregrine Pickle, and it provides a comic and caustic portrayal of 18th century European society. Peregrine Pickle features several amusing characters, most notably Commodore Hawser Trunnion, an old seaman and misogynist who lives in a "garrison" of a house with his former shipmates. Possibly, Trunnion's lifestyle helped Dickens to create Wemmick of Great Expectations. Another interesting character is Cadwallader Crabtree, an old misanthrope and Peregrine's friend, who amuses himself by playing ingenious jokes on the naive and gullible human creatures. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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(Code No. 4654)Morris, May & H. Halliday Sparling.William Morris Artist Writer Socialist, andThe Kelmscott Press, William Morris Master-Craftsman.3 Volumes.Date. 1936 & 1924.Oxford, Basil Blackwell & Macmillan. 4to. Pp viii, 674. xl, 662, very good. "750 of this edition have been printed and made in Great Britain at the Kemp Hall Press & Shakespeare Head Press, St Aldates, Oxford. June 1936". Pp. ix, 177, very good. Original trade boards with printed title panels on the spine cloth, very good. William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was an English architect, furniture and textile designer, artist, writer, and socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement. Morris founded the Kelmscott Press at Hammersmith, London, in order to produce books by traditional methods, using, as far as possible, the printing technology and typographical style of the fifteenth century.

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(Code No. 4599)The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke.Collected in Three Volumes.Date. 1792.London, J. Dodsley, 4to, 9 x 11ins. Pp 579. 655. 602, slight foxing and 3 leaves with neat contemporary ink notes in the margins. Original half velum over marbled covers, slight chipping to title labels and marked marbled covers.Edmund Burke was an Anglo-Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher. He is mainly remembered for his support of the American colonies in the dispute with King George III and Britain that led to the American Revolution and for his opposition to the French Revolution. Burke became closely connected with many of the leading intellectuals and artists, including Samuel Johnson, David Garrick, Oliver Goldsmith, Joshua Reynolds and Edward Gibbon.

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(Code No. 4563)

Smollett,Tobias George, illustrated by Cruikshank.

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker.

3 Volumes in one.

Date. [c.1830.]

London.Orlando Hodgson. 12mo, 4 1/4 x 7ins. Pp xxvi, 403 + Portrait frontis + 4 Full-page plates, drawn & etched by George Cruikshank. Modern half morocco gilt with raised spine bands gilt. Orlando Hodgson's published edition of this work is not in the British Library's collections. Fine copy.

£55.00

Tobias George Smollett (1721 - 1771) was a Scottish author, best known for his novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748) and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1753).

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(Code No. 4533)Gilfillan. G.The Poetical Works of John Milton.Date. 1866.Edinburgh, James Nichol. 8vo, 6 x 9ins. Two volumes bound as one. Pp xxviii [3] 333. xxxvi 328, very good condition. Dedication on front free end paper. Includes Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, Sonnets, Odes, Translations, Miscellanies, Psalms, Poemata, Elegiarum Liber and Silvarum Liber, Original full morocco gilt with elaborate blind stamped covers and raised spine bands with gilt lettering, slight rubbing. All edges gilt.

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(Code No. 4529)

Scott, Walter. Sir , [1771 -1832.]

WAVERLEY NOVELS.

14 Volumes.

Dates. 1830-34.

Edinburgh, Robert Cadell. 12mo, [4 1/4 x 6 1/2ins.] Engraved frontis + Engraved titles + Pp. 350 per volume, (approx), slight foxing + Many steel engraved views & portraits, etc, slight foxing. Volumes 1 & 2 Waverley, volumes 1 & 2 Guy Mannering, volumes 1 & 2 The Antiquary, volumes 1 & 2 Rob Roy, volumes 1 & 2 The Pirate, volumes 1 & 2 Woodstock and volumes 1 & 2 St Ronan's Well. Contemporary uniforme full morocco gilt with raised spine bands. Gilt-decorated panels. Marbled edges and end papers, very good condition. Please email for postal rates. £160.00

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(Code N0. 4497)

Cambray. Archbishop. (Fenelon, François Salignac de la Mothe-, 1651-1715).

The Adventures of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses ... To which is added The adventures of Aristonous. Done into English by Mr. Littlebury and Mr. Boyer ... The fifteenth edition, carefully revised and corrected.

Date. 1740.

London: Mess. Brotherton, Innys, etc., 12mo, [4 1/2 x 7ins.] 24 books bound up in 1 volume. Pp 260, (6) index, 310, (14) index + folding map + 24 Full-page copper engraved plates, some water staining to a few edges. Original full calf, rubbing and front hinge split. £100.00

Telemachos or Telémakhos; literally, "far-away fighter")[1] is a figure in Greek mythology, the son of Odysseus and Penelope, and a central character in Homer's Odyssey. The first four books in particular focus on Telemachus's journeys in search of news about his father; they are, therefore, traditionally accorded the collective title the Telemachy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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(Code No. 4490)Chamber's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts.Volumes 1, 2, 3 + 7 & 8 + 10, 11, 12, bound up in 3 volumes.Date. [ca1845].Edinburgh. William and Robert Chambers. 8vo, [4 1/2 x 7ins.] A series of short stories by various authors. Decorated woodcut titles, slight water staining & marks to volumes 1 & 2. Original half calf with raised spine bands gilt, slight rubbing.

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(Code No. 4478)

Betjeman John.

Summoned by Bells.

Date. 1960, 1st edn.

London, John Murray, 8v, [7 x 9 1/4ins.] Pp [vi], 111, very good condition. Drawings by Michael Tree. Original blind-patterned cloth gilt. Dust jacket, splits to edges. £35.00.

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(Code No. 4453)

Ruskin, John.

(4 Works by John Ruskin.)

The Eagle's Nest, A Joy for Ever, Aratra Pentelici & The Elements of Drawing.

Date. 1890-94.

Kent, Sunnyside, Orpington, George Allen. 8vo, [5 x 7ins]. 4 Volumes. Pp. xxvi 380. x 297. xiv 274. xii 283, very good + Illustrations. Full morocco gilt, spines faded & slight rubbing to edges. All edges gilt. £45.00

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(Code No. 4449)Topffer, Rodolphe, 1799-1846. (Attributed to.)The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck : wherein are duly set forth the crosses, chagrins, calamities, checks, chills, changes, and circumgirations by which his courtship was attended : showing also, the issue of his suit and his espousal to his ladye-love.No Date. [1841?] London : Tilt and Bogue, Bradbury and Evans [printers] . 8vo, [14 x 23cm]. 81 of 84 plates (incl. title page.) : all illustrations no text (as issued). With all faults. Original full morocco gilt, rubbing with slight surface loss. .Very rare work.  The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck. It was published in comic book form as a supplement to that day's edition of Brother Jonathan, a New York, New York newspaper published by author John Neal (August 23, 1793 - June 20, 1876). It has come to be considered the first American comic book and, according to several Robert Beerbohm articles published in Comic Art Magazine and the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, the inspiration for an entire U.S. genre of nineteenth-century graphic novel. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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(Code No. 4442)

JOHNSON, Samuel.

THE HISTORY OF RASSELAS, PRINCE OF ABYSSINIA. A Tale. + Dr. Langhorne. Solyman and Almena. An Oriental Tale.

Date. ca1820.

London. C. Cooke. 16mo, [4 x 6ins.] Pp 57, 56, 90 + Full page engraved copper plate + Many text engraved copper plates. Original calf gilt, hinges split. Still holding firm. £30.00

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(Code No. 4438)

Locke, John, 1632-1704.

The Conduct of the Understanding; by John Locke ... Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political; by Francis Bacon.

Date. ca1850.

London, C. Daly. 16mo, [3 x 5ins.] Pp xiv 304. Including engraved frontis + Engraved vignette title + Addition title.all edges gilt. Original cloth gilt, rubbed.  £35.00

Locke's interest centres on traditional philosophical topics: the nature of the self, the world, God, and the grounds of our knowledge of them.

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(Code No. 4436)Johnson Samuel.The Works of Samuel Johnson.Volume 10, only.Date. 1806.Edinburgh. Bell & Bradfute. 12mo, [3 1/2 x 6ins.] Pp 321. Including , pp. 46, Political Tracts on Transactions respecting the Falkland's Islands [1771] + pp. 13, The Patriot; addressed to the Electors of Great Britain [1774] + pp. 50, Taxation-no Tyranny; an Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress [1775], etc.Original half calf gilt, rubbed.

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(Code No. 4412)Bunyan, John, 1628-1688.The Pilgrim’s Progress: from this world, to that which is to come: delivered under the similitude of a dream ... In two parts, complete ... The two and twentieth edition, adorned with twenty-two copper plates, engraven by J. Sturt. Date. 1727-28.London. J. Clarke, J. Brotherton. 8vo, [5 x 7 3/4ins.] 1728. In 2 parts. Pp. xvi, 1-213 Text. pp. (11) Preface, pp.1-196 Text, pp. (1) advert + 19 (of 22 ) Copper engraved plates by J. Sturt, 1 plate cropped & pp 19-20 lacks part of text, (1ins) & pp.151-152, split. 19th Century full morocco gilt, rubbed.The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come by John Bunyan (published February, 1678) is a Christian allegory. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print.

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(Code No. 4407)

Wilson, Professor. Burns Robert.

2 Volumes.

The Works of Robert Burns with a Complete Life of the Poet and an Essay on His Genius and Character.

Date. 1858.

Glasgow: Blackie & Son . 4to, [7 x 10ins.] Pp xiv 410. ccl xxvi 149, some marks and foxing + 2 engraved titles , split to title of volume 1, (2ins) + 80 Steel engraved plates, marginal foxing. Original half calf gilt with raised spine bands, slight rubbing with slight hinge split. £55.00

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(Code No. 4357)Webb J. B, and others.Jassamine, Autobiography of a five pound note, Woman our angel, Nellie of Truro, Father Clement, Summer in leslie Goldwaite's life, Gertrude's trial, Leslie Goldthwaite, Helen, Carl Krinken, Alone, and The Nun.The Lily Series.12 Volumes.No date, ca1900.London. Ward, Lock & Co. 8vo, [5 x 7 1/2ins]. Pp 302, 277,314, 155, 306, 278, 292, 240, 256, 178,156, 256. Original decorated cloth, all with Keswick Art Depot book plate on front past down, some slight marks and rubbing. The novel first began to dominate English literature during the Victorian era. Most Victorian novels were long and closely wrought, full of intricate language, but the dominant feature of these Victorian novels might be their close representation to the real social life of the age. This social life was largely informed by the development of the emerging middle class and the manners and expectations of this class.

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(Code No. 4352)

Wodehouse, P.G. [ and others].

The Captain Magazine a Magazine for Boys & "Old Boys"

7 Volumes.

Dates. April-Sept, 1902,1903 & 1904. April-Sept, 1908 & 1909. Oct-March 1912-13. April-Sept 1923.

London. George Newnes Limited. 4to, [ 7 1/2 x 9 1/2ins.] Pp 576, 468, 576, 576, 576, 588, 576, some waterstaining to the prelims of one volume + a few loose pages and dedications. Original decorated cloth, waterstained and marks. 9 contributions by P.G. Wodehouse + illustrations by Charles Crombie and others.

The Captain was a magazine for young boys, published monthly in the United Kingdom from 1899 to 1924. It is perhaps best known for printing many of P. G. Wodehouse's early school stories, such as many of those featured in the collection Tales of St. Austin's (1903). The magazine also serialised several early novels by Wodehouse, including Jackson Junior and The Lost Lambs, which were later combined to form the book Mike (1909), and introduced to the world Wodehouse's enduringly popular characters. Ref, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. £110.00

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(Code No. 4350)Newnes, George (ed).The Strand Magazine.Volume 2 July to December, 1891. Volume 3, January to June 1892. Volume, 5. January to June, 1893 and Volume 6 , July to Dec, 1893.4 Volumes.London. George Newnes. 4to [7 x 9 3/4ins] 1891-93. Pp. 670, 652, 660 ,652, slight foxing + Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 24 Sherlock Holmes Stories (illustrated by Sidney Paget). Quarter morocco gilt, rubbing with surface loss and split hinges. Holding firm.

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(Code No. 4315)

Gilfillan Rev. George . Butler, Samuel.

The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler. With Life, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes.

2 Volumes.

Edinburgh. James Nichol. 8vo, [ 6 x 9ins ]. 1854. Pp xxvi 256.297, very good condition. Half calf over marbled boards, rubbed with slight surface loss. Raised spine bands with gilt-tooled panels, rubbed with volume title label missing. £35.00

Samuel Butler (1612- 1680) was born in Strensham, Worcestershire and baptised 14 February 1613. He is remembered now chiefly for the poem on Puritanism entitled "Hudibras".

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(Code No. 4302)Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824.The Illustrated Byron with upwards of two hundred engravings from original drawings.No date, ca1870.London. Henry Vizetelly, 4to, [7 1/2 x 10 ins.] Pp viii, 632, slight marks. Illustrated by Kenny Meadows, Birket Foster, Hablot K. Browne, Gustave Janet and Edward Morin. Original half calf gilt with raised spine bands, slight split to hinges and rubbed.

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(Code No. 4279)FONTAINE, M de la.Contes et Nouvelles En Vers.2 Volumes.Date. 1772.Amsterdam, 12mo, [4 x 7 ins.] Pp viii (8) 260, (1). (8) 311,(1) + 24 Full page copper engraved plates. Original full calf with gilt-decorated spine panels, slight loss to top of spines & rubbed. Fontaine, French poet, whose fables rank among the masterpieces of world literature. Contes et Nouvelles En Vers (1664), a collection of tales borrowed from Italian sources. The stories dealt with marital misdemeanors and love affairs and were not written for readers who blushed easily. They went through four editions during La Fontaine's lifetime, but the last edition was banned by the authorities because it was considered too obscene. Later La Fontaine regretted ever having written them. This edition of 1772 is rare.

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(Code No. 4277)

Voltaire, 1694-1778:

The Age of Lewis XIV. Translated from the French.

2 Volumes.

London. R. Dodsley: 1752. 8vo, [5 1/4 x 8 ins.] Pp. viii, 436. 400 + Folding copper engraved map + Copper engraved portrait frontis, very good. Original full calf gilt. Raised spine bands gilt, split to hinges, still holding. £150.00

Voltaire perceived the French bourgeoisie to be too small and ineffective, the aristocracy to be parasitic and corrupt, the commoners as ignorant and superstitious, and the church as a static force useful only as a counterbalance since its "religious tax" or the tithe helped to create a strong backing for revolutionaries.Voltaire was one of several Enlightenment figures (along with John Locke and Thomas Hobbes) whose works and ideas influenced important thinkers of both the American and French Revolutions. Ref :- Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia.

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(Code No. 3854).

Watts, Isaac.

Logick: or, the Right use of Reason in the Enquiry after Truth, with a variety of Rules to guard against Error, in the Affairs of Religion and Human Life, as well as in the Sciences.

Date. 1729, 3rd edn.

London. Printed for John Clark and Richard Hett. 8vo, [5 x 8 ins]. Pp (5) 365 (5), water staining to some pages. Covers, poor.

Isaac Watts was also a renowned theologian and logician, writing many books on these subjects. The "Logick", was first published in 1724, and its popularity and sales success ensured that it went through twenty editions. Watts' Logick became the standard text on logic at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Yale, being used at Oxford for well over 100 years. £60.00

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(Code No. 4253)

Dickens, Charles.

8 Volumes bound in 7.

David Copperfield, Little Dorrit, Nicholas Nickleby, Bleak House, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, Uncommercial Traveller and Sketches by Boz.

London. Chapman and Hall. No date, ca1870. 8 vo, [7 1/2 x 9 1/2 ins.] Pp 240,174, 449, 423, 440, 420, 423, 437. Illustrated throughout by F. Barnard and J. Mohoney, Original half calf gilt with raised spine bands gilt, rubbed with some surface loss. One volume with slight split to hinge. Dombey and Son bound in a more elaborate binding. £125.00

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(Code No. 4251)MEYER, Michael .3 Volumes.Henrik, Ibsen :-The Making of a Dramatist, 1828-1864. The Farewell to Poetry, 1864-1882. The Top of a Cold Mountain, 1883-1906.London. Hart-Davis. 1967-71. 8vo. Pp 344,367,260, very good condition. Original cloth gilt. Dust jackets, 2 nisks to edges

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(Code No. 4248)

DICKENS, Charles.

Our Mutual Friend. With Illustrations by Marcus Stone.

2 Volumes bound in one.

London, Chapman and Hall. No date, ca1865. 8vo, [6 x 9 ins.] Pp. (xi), 320. (viii), 309, (1) (advert), slight foxing. + 40 Illustrations by Marcus Stone, slight foxing. Original trade embossed cloth gilt, slight chipping and rubbing. Our Mutual Friend (written in the years 1864–65) is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens. £65.00

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(Code No. 4247)EDEL Leon.(5 Volumes).HENRY. JAMES. A Biography:-The Untried Years, 1843-1870. The Conquest of London, 1870-1883. TheMiddle Years, 1884-1894. The Treacherous Years, 1895-1900. The Master, 1901-1916.London. Hart-Davis. 1953-72. 8vo. [9 x 6 ins.] The Untried Years, 1843-1870. pp 356, price clipped, vg + The Conquest of London, 1870-1883.pp. 528, slight nicks to dust jacket + The Middle Years, 1884-1894. pp.340, price clipped + The Treacherous Years, 1895-1900. pp. 352. Ex library copy , slight nicks to dust jacket + The Master, 1901-1916. pp. 591,nicks to dust jacket.

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(Code No. 4235)

Beattie, James.

An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism.

Edinburgh. Printed. by Thomas Turnbull. 1805, 6th edn. Small 8vo, [4 1/2 x 7 ins.] Pp 341+ Portrait frontis. Original speckled full calf. Gilt-decorated spine panels, rubbed with slight split to hinges. £70.00

. Beattie's style-- lively, polished, pure, and lucid--still has the power to please and charm. Finally, Beattie is an abler philosopher than his vociferous detractors were willing to allow. Though by no means an original or profound thinker, he can and should be given credit for presenting a systematic and accessible defense of a simple-sounding thesis - that philosophy cannot afford to despise the plain dictates of common sense. Ref, The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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(Code No. 4234)Cunnington, Susan.(Fine Binding.).Stories from Dante.London: George G.Harrap & Co.Ltd. 1922. 8vo. Pp256 + 16 full page coloured plates, illustrated by Evelyn Paul, very good condition. Full tree calf gilt. Raised spine bands with gilt-decorated panels, Marbled end papers and edges.

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(Code No. 4210)

Thackeray, William. Makepeace, [1811-1863.]

The Virginians, A Tale of the Last Century.

2 Volumes.

Date 1858-59, 1st edn in book form.

London: Bradbury & Evans, . 8vo, [6 x 8 3/4 ins.] Pp 382, 376 + Engraved Titles, foxing + 46 Plates, (as listed), foxing + marks throughout, (as usual). Original half calf , rubbed. Raised spine bands gilt, lacks one morocco title label. £70.00

Quote from "The Virginians". To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless; to forgo even ambition when the end is gained--who can say this is not greatness?

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(Code No. 4199)Cowper William, [1731 – 1800.]English poet.The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, with Live and Critical Notice of His Writings.Edinburgh. Gall and Inglis. 1853. 12mo, [4 x 6 1/2 ins.] Pp xxiv 516 + 8 Steel engravings, with tissue guards. Original gilt decorated cloth, slight rubbing to edges. All edges gilt.William Cowper had a deep sympathy with nature, and love of animal life, which characterize so much of his poetry.

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(Code No. 4187)

Murphy, Arthur.

(Dr. Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784.)

The Works of Samuel Johnson.

A New Edition, in Twelve Volumes. To which is prefixed, An Essay on his Life and Genius, by Arthur Murphy, Esq.

12 Volumes.

London. Printed for Nichols and Son & others. 1810. 8vo, [6 x 9 1/2 ins.] Large paper copy. Pp 400 per volume, (approx). Including - Plan of an English Dictionary, A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland, Lives of the English Poets, the History of English Poets, , Lives of Sundry Eminent Persons, etc. Original full calf gilt, marks and chipping to edges. Later raised spine bands gilt with blind stamped decorated panels. £250.00

Dr Johnson is the most quoted of English writers after Shakespeare and has been described as one of the outstanding figures of 18th-century England. For three decades, Johnson wrote biographies, poetry, essays, pamphlets and parliamentary reports. Between 1745 and 1755, Johnson wrote perhaps his best-known work, "A Dictionary of the English Language". There had been upward of nearly twenty "English" dictionaries before Johnson,his was to rise above all these because of his meticulous research; his depth and breadth of definitions and his careful use of description, Ref :- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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(Code No. 4042)Stevenson, Robert Louis.POEMS.

Underwoods, Ballads, Songs of Travel, A Child's Garden of Verses.London. Chatto & Windus. Printed at the Florence Press, number 353 of 500 copies. 1913. 8vo, [7 1/2 x 9 ins.] Pp..399. (1). printed on hand-made paper. Dedication letter pasted on front free end paper. Original vellum style gilt, slight marks. Upper edge gilt. untrimmed to the lower and fore-edges.

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(Code No. 4033)Fleming.7 Novels. Thunderball, The Spy who Loved Me, From Russia with Love, Dr No, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Man with the Golden Gun, You only live Twice. Ian.7 Novels.6,1st Editions. London. The Book Club. 1958-65. 8vo.

Thunderball, The Spy who Loved Me, From Russia with Love, Dr No, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Man with the Golden Gun, You only live Twice.London. The Book Club. 1958-65. 8vo. Pp 191,189, 253,255,248,152,184.Thunderball, dust jacket,1961, very good, - The Spy who Loved Me, 1963, dust jacket, slight nicks to top edge.- From Russia with Love, no date, dust jacket, splits with some loss, - Dr No, 1958, dust jacket, nicks to top of spine. - On Her Majesty's Secret Service,1963, dust jacket, nicks to top and bottom of spine.-The Man with the Golden Gun, 1965, dust jacket, very good, - You only live Twice, 1964, dust jacket, slight nick to one fold. .

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(Code No. 4010)Byron, Lord.Poetical Works of Lord Byron.Complete in One Volume.London. Murray. 1842. 8vo. Pp viii, 827 + Publishers advert. Including engraved frontis + Engraved title + Additional title, brown mark + 4 Facsimile letters. Original full morocco gilt, rubbed. Raised spine bands with gilt-tooled panels, rubbed , some loss and split to hinges. still holding firm. All edges gilt.

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(Code No. 4008)

PHILLIPS, William J

CAROLS, Their Origin, Music and Connection with Mystery Plays,

Routledge, nd Ca 1890. 8vo, [7 x 8 3/4 ins.] Pp xv 134, vg. 10 Woodcut Illustrations by Fred Mason, Arthur J. Gaskin, Henry Payne, etc. Part of front free end paper cut out. Original cloth, slight marks. No Dust Jacket. £50.00

Arthur Gaskin was born in Birmingham, studied there at the School of Art, and later also taught there. He was one of the designers for William Morris's Kelmscott Press, and apart from being an illustrator, was an important jewellery designer, silversmith and painter.

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(Code No. 4007)BIRCH, Jack Ernest Lionel. (Poet).Between Sunset & Dawn.Cambridge.The Corydon Press. No date ca1929. 8vo, [ 6 x 8 ins.] Frontis. by Michael Stewart. Pp 40, very good. Limited edition of 250 copies. Pages still unopened. Original marbled boards. Fine copy.

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(Code No. 3995)Edinburgh. W. P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell: [c. 1885.] 8vo, [5 1/4 x 7 1/2 ins.] Pp approx 340 per novel, very good. Original half polished calf over marbled boards. Raised spine bands gilt with elaborate gilt tooled panels in a floral design, very good.

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(Code No. 3976)Jerome K Jerome.Three Men on the Bummel. Illustrated by L. Raven Hill.Bristol. Arrowsmith. N.d. [1900]. 8vo, [5 x 7 1/2 ins]. Pp 328, vg. Arrowsmith's 3/6 series volume XXXVI. Original cloth gilt, slight spotting. A 'Bummel'," A journey, long or short, without an end; the only thing regulating it being the necessity of getting back within a given time to the point from which one started.

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(Code No. 3974)

The TATLER A Once a Week Journal,

                           and

A folded Playbill Poster announcing a theatrical performance at the Theatre Royal, Liverpool.

London. London Office, Fleet Street. Weeks starting, Nov 1st & Dec 1st, 1883. 4to, [7 3/4 x 10 1/2 ins.] Pp (2) 193 to 206 (4) & (2) 209 to 222 (4). Later soft covers.

The Tatler was founded by Richard Steele in London on Tuesday, April 12, 1709. The journal first appeared, with essays and commentary, influencing several generations of publications . These two late Victorian weekly examples are uncommon.

Also, a folded playbill poster, loosely inserted, announcing a theatrical performance at the Theatre Royal, Liverpool. N.D. ca1880. Image size, 29 x 10 ins, splits to folds.  £70.00

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(Code No. 3966)

Murdoch, Iris.

THE UNOFFICIAL ROSE.

London. Chatto and Windus. 1962, 1st edn. 8vo. Pp 348. Original cloth gilt, marked back cover. Dust jacket, marks and chipping. £25.00

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(Code No. 3860).The London Printing and Publishing Co. ca1870. 4to, [8 x 11 ins.] Pp 576. 496. 488, some slight spotting, mostly to the blank margins + 79 Steel engraved plates taken from Daguerreotype images, showing Victorian actors in their various acting roles, one plate damaged and marks to one volume's blank margins. Original half calf gilt. Gilt decorated raised spine bands, slight rubbing and marks.

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(Code No. 3891)Birmingham. Cornish Brs, New Street. 1895. 4to, [8 x 10 1/2 ins]. Half title + Title + Dedication + Copyright permission + 6 Full page engraved plates with ornamental side illustration, very good condition. Original printed boards, slight rubbing with slight spinechipping.Limited to 125 copies, of which 113 were for sale.Arthur Gaskin was born in Birmingham, studied there at the School of Art, and later also taught there. He was one of the designers for William Morris's Kelmscott Press, and apart from being an illustrator, was an important jewellery designer, silversmith and painter.

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(Code No. 3897)Rogers, Samuel.ITALY, A POEM.London. T. Cadell, Jennings and Chaplin, 1830. 8vo [6 x 8 1/ins.] Pp viii +284. Steel engraved vignette head & tailpieces throughout by J. M. W. Turner, Thomas Stothard and others, marginal foxing, (as usual). Polished half morocco gilt. Raised spine bands with gilt-tooled panels. Top edge gilt.Samuel Rogers travelled to Italy keeping a full diary of events and impressions, and had made his way to Naples. Out of the earlier of these tours arose his last and longest work, Italy. The first part was published anonymously in 1822; the second, with his name attached, in 1828. It was at first a failure, He enlarged and revised the poem, and commissioned illustrations from  J.M.W. Turner and Thomas Stothard. These were engraved on steel in the sumptuous edition of 1830. The book then proved a great success.

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(Code No. 3893)Nettleton, Thomas, 1683-1742.A Treatise on Virtue and Happiness.London. Printed for J. Payne, and J. Bouquet. 1751, 3rd edn. 8vo [5 x 8 ins]. Pp iv [4] 263. [1] advert. Original full calf with raised spine bands, rubbed & split hinges. holding firm.

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(Code No. 3890)London. Boosby & Sons. 1822. 8vo [ 9 x 5 1/2 ins.] Pp iii, 152, some pages unopened. Initial engraved vignettes titles. Original trade boards, some surface loss. Biographical sketches of most of the eminent writers.

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(Code No. 3857).Johnson, Samuel.The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia.London. Printed for J. Bumpus; Sharpe; Samms; Warren. 1820. 12mo, [ 3 1/2 x 6 ins ]. Pp iv, 140 + Engraved portrait frontis. Original full calf gilt, darkened areas. Raised spine bands with gilt - tooled panels, slight split to front hinge.

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(Code No. 3856).

Proctor. Richard. A.

WATCHED BY THE DEAD. A Loving Study of Dickens' Half -Told Tale.

London. W.H. Allen. Sept 25th,1887,1st issue of the 1st edn. 8vo, [5 x 7 1/2 ins]. Pp viii 166 44 [4] adverts. Dedication on front free end paper. Original printed pictorial boards, slight rubbing. Lacks printed paper spine. Very Rare. £90.00

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(Code No. 3853.)Liverpool. Printed by G.F. Harris, for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1808. 4to, [9 x 11 1/2 ins]. Half title + Engraved vignette title (as above) + Dedication + Advert + pp. ix - xxvii Subscription + pp. 1 - 111 Text, slight marks. Original trade boards, front cover detached. Spine with surface loss.

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(Code No. 3844).Knight, Charles (ed).The Works of Shakespeare,Imperial Edition.2 Volumes.London.  Virtue and Co. ca1870. Folio, [14 1/2 x 11 1/2 ins.] Pp 810 773, 118 Appendix & Biography, slight foxing spots + 43 Steel engraved tissue guarded plates, (as listed), slight foxing spots. Original full morocco with gilt-tooled decorated covers. Raised spine bands gilt with gilt-tooled decorated panels, slight split to front hinge,Vol 1, (2ins). Bevelled boards. All edges gilt. Some flaking and rubbing. 

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(Code No. 3796).London, The Folio Society, 1996-01. 8vo. Pp 424, 341, 280 , 297, 298 , 353 . 352 . 270. 294..Silver decorated cloth, fine condition. All in fine slip cases. (as new). Please email for postal rates. 

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(Code No. 3793).Kipling. Rudyard.7 Volumes.From Sea to Sea, 2 Volumes , Puck of Pook's Hill ,The Day's Work ,Soldiers Three , Plain Tales from the Hills and Captains Courageous.

London. Macmillan & Co. 1907-11, No 1st editions. 8vo , [6 x 8 ins]. From Sea to Sea, 2 Volumes,1908 .Puck of Pook's Hill,1911 .The Day's Work,1907 .Soldiers Three,1911 .Plain Tales from the Hills 1910 and Captains Courageous, 1911. Dedications on front free end papers. Original cloth gilt. Spine, slightly faded. No dust Jacket.

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(Code No. 3792).Kipling. Rudyard.7 Volumes.The Naulahka ,The Light that Failed ,The Second Jungle Book , Wee Willie Winkie , Actions and Reactions , Life's Handicap and Many Inventions.London. Macmillan & Co. 1907-11, No 1st editions. 8vo , [6 x 8 ins]. The Naulahka 1908. The Light that Failed ,1911. The Second Jungle Book,1910. Wee Willie Winkie ,1910. Actions and Reactions,1910. Life's Handicap , 1907 and Many Inventions, 1908. Dedications on front free end papers. Original cloth gilt. Spines, slightly faded. No dust Jackets.

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(Code No.3791).London: Macmillan & Co. 1910,1st edn. [6 x 8 ins]. Pp xii 338 [10], adverts, slight foxing and dedication on front free end paper. Illustrated by Frank Craig. Original cloth gilt. Spine, slightly faded. No dust Jacket.

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(Code No. 3790).Kipling, Rudyard.TRAFFICS and DISCOVERIES.London. Macmillan 1904, 1st edn. 8vo, [6 x 8 ins]. pp vi 393, 16 (adverts), slight foxing and dedication on front free end paper. Original cloth gilt. Spine, slightly faded. No dust Jacket.

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(Code No. 3789).

2 Volumes.

Kipling. Rudyard.

THE FIVE NATIONS & BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS AND OTHER VERSES.

London. Methuen. 1903,1st edn, 1st issue, & 8vo, [7 1/2 x 5 ins]. Pp xiii 215,38 (adverts), slight foxing. "David" for "Saul" on p.56. Original cloth gilt, spine slightly faded. No Dust Jacket.

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London. Methuen.1899, 16th edn, very good condition, Original cloth gilt, spine slightly faded. No Dust Jacket. The 2 Volumes, £35.00

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(Code No. 3780).Dickens, Charles , (1812-1870).Little Dorrit.

London. Bradbury and Evans, 1857,1st edn, 1st issue. 8vo [6 x 9 ins]. Engraved frontis + Engraved vignette Title + Additional title (as above) + pp. [iv] Dedication (v blank) + pp. [v]-vii Preface (v blank) + pp. [xv] - xiv List of Plates & Errata + pp. [1]-625 Text, lacking half title. + 40 etched plates, by H.K Browne (Phiz). Plates, foxing throughout. 1st issue. "Rigaud" for "Blandois" on pages 469, 470, 472, 473 and B2 instead of BB2 at page 371. Original half morocco gilt, spines split, in need of repair, still holding firm. Front free end marbled leaf missing. All edges gilt.

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(Code No. WT3505)London. G.Purslow. 12mo, [ 3 x 5 1/2 ins ]. 1631. Engraved title page + pp. (3) Dedication + pp. (15) To the reader + pp. (19) 2nd part + pp. (1) Hom Il + pp. (2) Contents + pp. (15) Sanctuary... + 1 - 328. text,1st part only, (lacks pp. 329 to 338), two margins missing. Ornamental initial letters. Contemporary full calf, rubbed. Sir John Hayward was the author of a number of pious manuals and historical works.

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(Code No. 3330)Nd,ca1900.  Folio, [356 x 260mm.] Pp, 606 - 646 + Hand drawn Gothic style title page with borders of named armorial shields heightened in gold leaf + 5 Full page vignette watercolour scenes with handwritten text below.  An accompanying letter from the artist expressing gratitude towards a Harley Street, Doctor, Dated 23 /2/ 14, on front past down. Cloth gilt, Slight rubbing.  

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(Code no. 3598)Bristol. London. Arrowsmith, Simpkin. 1892 1st edn. Crown 8vo [135 x 190 mm]. Arrowsmith 3/6 series, Volume X1. Pp 300, (3) Publisher's adverts. Many full-page and text illustrations by Weedon Grossmith, slight nicks to blank margin of page 245/46 well away from text. Owner's name in ink on front free end paper. Original publishers's decorated cloth, slight rubbing to extremities.

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(Code No. 3566).London. Cassell. 4to, [ 9 x 11 ins.] 1884. Pp. 422, 574, 495, very good + 52 Full page steel & woodcut engraved plates all with tissue guards, very good. Original half calf gilt, slight rubbing. Marbled edges and end papers.

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(Code No. 3544)

DEMOCRITUS, pseud. [i.e. George Ferdinand Springmuhl von Weissenfeld.]

"Darwin on Trial at the Old Bailey".

Including “Judicial Scandals and Errors. By G. Astor Singer”.

London. University Press. 4to, [6 1/2 x 10 ins]. ca1900. Pp. 107 [5] adverts, very good, pencil annotations in the margins, Original cloth gilt, rubbed and crease to front cover. This very rare and humorous work records a mock trial at the Old Bailey. The accused, a bookseller is charged with obscene libel for the sale of a book that advocates the Darwinian hypothesis of Sexual Selection and Human Marriage. The inspiration for the mock trial was taken from the George Bedborough trial for the sale of Havelock Ellis' "Sexual Inversion" in 1898. £150.00.

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(Code No. 3543)Various Authors. Mrs Oliphant. L B Walford.Tales from "Blackwood"Edinburgh. William Blackwood and Sons. 8vo, [4 1/2 x 6 1/2 ins.] ca1860, 2nd series. 2 Volumes. Pp,198.188, very good. Original half calf, raised spine bands with gilt-tooled panels, very good. Marbled edges and end papers. + 2 odd volumes from the 1st series. Similar bindings to the above, slight fading & rubbing.

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(Code No. 3483)

CICERO. (William Guthrie, Translator)

Cicero's Epistles to Atticus with notes Historical, Explanatory and Critical. (Translated into English by W, Guthrie). 2 Volumes.

London. T. Waller. 8vo [ 6 x 9 ins ].1752. Pp xvi (2) 420. 536, dampstain in last 50 pages of Vol 2. Original boards, marked. Spine paper titles, missing. Edges untrimmed.Tight copy. £66.00

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(Code No. 2936)Proust. Marcel. 12 Volumes.The Captive. Swann's Way. The Sweet Cheat Gone. The Sweet Cheat Gone. The Guermantes Way. Cities of the Plain. Within a Budding Grove.London: Chatto, Windus. 1960-66. 8vo. Pp, approx 350 per volume, vg. Illustrated by Philippe Jullian. Translated. by C.K. Scott Moncrieff. D/ws, price clipped, vg

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(Code No. 3632)Austen, Jane.5 Volumes.: Pride and Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey.London.Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd. 12mo, [6 1/4 x 4 1/2 ins]. nd ca1950. Pp 262, 345, 376, 271 and 488, vg, dedication on end papers. Original cloth gilt, vg.  Weight of Books 1.3Kg.

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(Code No.2954)HEMINGWAY, Ernest:A Moveable Feast.London, Jonathan Cape, 1964 1st edn. 8vo. Pp 192. D/w nick to top edge (5mm), vg. Not price clipped. Hemingway's tells of his early years in Paris, between 1921 and 1926.

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(Code No.2962)

THOMPSON, Kay

Eloise in Paris.

London. Max Reinhardt.1958, 1st UK edn. 4to. Pp 65. Coloured illustrations by Hilary Knight. D/j, Very Good Condition. £50.00

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Rabelais, Francis. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.:

The Works Mr Francis Rabelais, Doctor in Physick. Containing Five Books of the Lives, Heroick Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and his Sonne Pantagruel.

London. Privately Printed for the Navarre Society Limited, "Strictly limited" 1921. 8vo. 2 Volumes, Pp xvi, 474. xvi, 462, some pages unopened, vg. Many full page and text illustrations by W. Heath Robinson. Original cloth with gilt emblem on front cover. Gilt Art Nouveau design and lettering on spine, slight marks. No D/js. £60.00

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(Code No.2953)

GOLDING, William:

The Hot Gates.

London. Faber and Faber. 1965 1st edn. 8vo. Pp 175, vg. D/w, price clipped, fine. £50.00

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(Code No.2990)Brooks, Noah:Abraham Lincoln and the Downfall of American Slavery.New York: Putnam, 1902. Pp xiv 471, vg. Full-page illustrations throughout. Prize full calf gilt with gilt dentelle borders. Raised spine bands with gilt-tooled panels, slight rubbing. Marbled edges and end papers.

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(Code No.2994)

Lanier. Henry. W:

The Book of Bravery, Being True Stories in an Ascending Scale of Courage.

London. Bickers & Son. 1918. 8vo, [5 1/2 x 8 ins]. Pp xii 420, vg. Illustrated throughout. Full tree polished calf with gilt dentelle borders. Raised spine bands gilt with gilt-tooled panels, slight split to hinge and fading. £35.00

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(Code no.3003)

Anonymous:

THE FRENCH ANAS. Volumes 1 & 2 only of 3.

London. Phillips. 1805. 12mo, [4 1/4 x 6 1/2 ins]. Pp 304,306. Engraved frontis. Original full tree calf gilt, slight rubbing and chipping to spine. Some humorous memorabilia, compiled and published by the friends of illustrious European scholars, as a tribute to their memories. £44.00

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(Code No.3004)GOLDSMITH, OLIVER:THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD.London. Walter, Scott, ca1890. 12mo. Pp xii 296. Original prize full calf. Raised spine bnds gilt with gilt-tooled panels,rubbed.

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(Code No.3005)TYTLER, Patrick. Fraser.:Life of Henry the Eighth.London. Thomas Nelson. 1851. 8vo. [5 1/4 x 7 1/2 ins]. Pp 399,vg. Original full morocco with blind stamped arabesque designs and inner gilt dentelle borders. Raised spine bands with blind stamped decorated panels. All edges gilt, decorated in a diamond shaped pattern, slight rubbing.

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(Code No. 3009)

Tulloch, W. W:

The Story of the Life of Queen Victoria.

London. James Nisbet & Co.1897. 8vo, [5 x 7 ins]. Pp ix 290, vg. Original full calf gilt , rubbing to hinges. Raised spind bands gilt and gilt-tooled panels. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. £45.00

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(Code No: 1760 )BURNS, Robert. Poems by Robert Burns.with an Account of his Life, and Miscellaneous Remarks on his Writings. Containing also Many Poems and Letters, not printed in Doctor Currie's Edition. 2 Volumes. Edinburgh, James Morison, John. Moir: 1811. 8vo [ 215 x 140 mm ]. Pp cxx 320, 357 + 27 Glossary. 2 Engraved frontis. Titles. 22 copper engraved plates slight offsetting and foxing [ as usual ]. Modern leather spine.

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(Code No: 2792)

ONWHYN, Thomas

Nothing to Wear; A Poem of Transatlantic Origin.

Rock Bros & Payne. 1859. 8vo. Pp 23 + (1) advert. 12 STEEL ENGRAVED PLATES with imprint below the plate image. Plates loose, (perrished gutta percha.) Pictorial red boards, creased with slight wear. £60.00

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(Code no.2925)Rossetti. Dante Gabriel. 1828 -1882:

Poems. Ballards and Sonnets. 2 Volumes.London. Ellis and White. 1882,4th edn. 8vo. Pp. xii 337. xi 294. Original full red morocco with gilt ruled panels and interlacing inner and outer dentelle borders, slight rubbing to hinges. Raised spine bands gilt with gilt-tooled panels. All edges gilt with marbled end papers, FINE COPY. Rossetti, poet, painter, designer and brother of the poet Christina Rossetti who was the cofounder of the PRE-RAPHAELITES, a group of English painters and poets.

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(Code No. 3177)New York. Leavitt & Allen. No date, ca1860. 4to [8 1/2 x 11 ins]. Pp xii (35). 32 wood cuts. Full embossed morocco gilt, new spine. All edges gilt.

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(Code No. 3038)London. George Routledge & Sons, 1878. 12mo, 3 1/2 x 5 ins. Pp, approx 170 per volume. Original decorated cloth gilt, (as new). Box size 7 x 6 x 4 ins with gilt decoration and lettering to top flap, slight fading and rubbing. Original gilt book list pasted on inner flap. Original removal ribbon present.

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