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By: VARIOUS Authors.
Publisher: W. Kent 1860.:
Seller ID: 8441
Condition: * Publisher's Presentation Copy. * Lister copy with armorial bookplate : noted in Lister's Catalogue Raisonne of Samuel Palmer : see note below. * First Kent Edition, striking original red cloth binding by Bone & Son profusely decorated in gilt & blind. 4to, c.pp182 a.e.g., binding lightly scuffed or rubbed here & there. With prelims & last leaf heavily foxed and, as so often, some other generally light scattered foxing or spotting throughout. Excellent copy of a typically fragile cloth-bound 1860s Gift Book.
* Inscribed by the publisher 'Kate Temple from her affectionate friend Wm. Kent. 6 Dec 1859'. The book includes particularly two illustrations by Samuel Palmer : see Lister's Palmer Catalogue. An outstanding book designed by Joseph Cundall : and employing a complex double printing system by Edmund Evans : and with each page set within a gold border, many with large and elaborate head & tailpieces also in gold all by Albert Warren. McLean describes the book as 'Bibliographically confusing'. In this Kent 1860 Edition 'the illustrations are printed in black with one or two neutral tints, and the ... View more info
Publisher: Hull, Tutin 1893.:
Seller ID: 7314
Condition: First Tutin Edition, gilt cloth. C.pp98 uncut, very good. 1/500 Small Paper copies.
1/500 Small Paper copies. View more info
Publisher: Oxford, at the Clarendon Press 1926.:
Seller ID: 1113
Condition: Sir George Francis Hill's Copy.* First Warner Edition, green gilt cloth fine and bright. 4to, total c.pp182 uncut. Unusually this copy still with the original drab brown dws - a little nicked & scuffed - lettered in blue. Excellent copy : with 6 plates.
First modern scholarly edition [with 124pp intro & notes etc] of this important poem. Written during the Wars Of The Roses and 'remarkable as an early attempt to show the political & commercial advantages to be obtained by securing command of the sea'. *** With the attractive bookplate of Sir George Francis Hill 1867 - 1948, Director of the British Museum and a distinguished scholar and author of a number of books on coinage and on art and sculpture. Four of the illustrations in this book show coin-like seals and medals. Hill is particularly known for his work on Renaissance medals, and in p... View more info
Publisher: Brussels, chez Gerard, lithographe-editeur nd [c.1840s].:
Seller ID: 9131
Condition: Original grey printed paper wrappers. Oblong 4to c. 22 x 28 cms. Comprises 12 lithograph engravings + folding Battle Plan c. 40 x 40 cms with dispositions in colour and texts in French & English. Wrappers just very lightly dusty or marked, engravings just lightly dusty or marked in the margins, tiny prick-hole in extreme top right-hand blank corner of all leaves, an excellent copy of a fragile item.
No copy in Cambridge University Library : no copy in National Union Catalogue. And not listed in The Sandler Collection. Gerard's lithographs appear to have been issued in a number of formats and combinations. The British Library lists two copies, one with the map as here, and one without : and suggests dates of 1845 and 1850. View more info
Publisher: Oxford, Talboys & Wheeler 1826.:
Seller ID: 2268
Condition: Second Edition, elegant Regency green morocco gilt. C.pp115 with all edges gilt, binding lightly rubbed and scuffed, mainly around the backstrip, just becoming tender at extreme head of spine, else an excellent attractive copy with clean and crisp text.
This long poem is Thomas Storer's principal work. Originally published in 1599, : this is its first separate reissue since that time : it includes a 7pp Introduction and 13pp of Notes. *** Thomas Storer 1571 - 1604 was an Elizabethan poet whose work was included in the famous poetical miscellany England's Parnassus of 1600. View more info
Publisher: Faber 1926.:
Seller ID: 1006
Condition: Editor's Inscribed Presentation Copy.* First Edition, blue & black marbled cloth gilt. C.pp218, very good.
Pioneering off-beat anthology. Comprising poems of 'honest labour' depicting a world almost entirely populated by men. Includes a wide range of leading poets, mainly 19th and early 20th century, and virtually all male. The resolutely apolitical choice of material is arranged under heads such as Men, Machines, Description, Idleness, Content, Discontent. *** Inscribed by the editor : 'For Thelma with love from Dorothy. November 1926'. View more info
Publisher: Printed for J. Murray, and W. Nicoll 1775.:
Seller ID: 9085
Condition: 2nd English Edition, contemporary speckled calf gilt, neatly recornered and rebacked in calf with red morocco label. Sm.8vo, c.pp + 272, last couple of leaves lightly damp-marked, an excellent mellow copy. Neat little modern booklabel on endpaper : and endpaper very neatly initialled 'A. M. August 21st 1803'.
Scarce and important book. First published in French 1771 : and in English 1772. For this 2nd English Edition, see NUC listing 5 copies only : and see 18thC STC noting the BL copy only. Later English editions included an engraved plate : none was issued for this improved 2nd English Edition. *** The Toilet of Flora was an important book in the development of natural vegetable-based cosmetics and treatments of every kind. Until this time, 18th century cosmetics, especially French, had particularly featured the heavy use of lead-based white paint and mercury-based rouge. The harmful toxicity o... View more info
By: [BURKE, Edmund].
Publisher: Dodsley 1757.:
Seller ID: 8991
Condition: First Edition, contemporary calf panelled in gilt, spine gilt in compartments and with red morocco label, and covers with armorial device in blind. Bound without the half-title. Spine just chipped at extreme head and foot, joints a little tender or strained but perfectly secure. Margins of first and last leaf slightly browned, neat little modern booklabel on endpaper. An excellent mellow copy of a vulnerable little book not often found in fine condition.
The scarce 1st Edition : 'possibly limited to 500 copies' [Todd 5a]. With both pp.179 & 180 with section headings reading Sect. VI. The armorial device in blind on the front and back covers is of two chevrons on an ermine field, with a central hand, all surmounted by a [?ducal?] crown. View more info
Publisher: London, [printed by Charles Whittingham] for W. T. Gilling 1821.:
Seller ID: 9296
Condition: The Rare 1821 Reissue, near-contemporary tan calf over marbled paper sides, spine elegantly gilt, all edges of text block gilt. Large 4to, pp.vi + 175, title-page faintly dusty and just slightly creased at inner margin, binding a little rubbed or scuffed at extremities, else an excellent mellow copy. With handsome 19th century armorial bookplate of James Waller Sidney with motto Quo Fata Vocant.
The Rare 1821 Reissue : the title calls for 6 plates, but in this copy only the hand-coloured aquatint of the Storming Of St Sebastians is present [drawn & etched by W. Heath, aquatinted by J. C. Stadler]. *** The Wars Of Wellington was originally issued in 1819 with 30 plates : this 1821 Reissue was provided with a new title-page calling for only 6 plates. The work is an imitation of William Combe's famous series of Dr Syntax narrative poetical works : here the very long narrative poem is supported by extensive factual prose footnotes. See Tooley 154 describing this as A Syntax Imitation; a... View more info
Publisher: Strahan, and Cadell 1777.:
Seller ID: 7189
Condition: 2 Vols, contemporary tree calf, gilt-ruled spines with red morocco labels and green morocco numbering pieces. Couple of leaves in Vol 1 bit dust-soiled, and 1 leaf with small hole affecting one word [and similar hole in blank margin]. Vol 2 with corner torn from foot of one leaf affecting just a couple of words [text supplied]. Apart from these trifling faults, an exceptionally attractive copy. With neat 18thC signature on endpaper.
Scarce & important novel of seduction & betrayal, depicting 'a person rushing headlong into guilt & ruin ... pursuing a selfish & sensual happiness ... in defiance of the moral sense' [Sir Walter Scott]. The abused heroine gives the novel a close resemblance to The Vicar Of Wakefield and to Richardson's Clarissa. Includes an interesting section on Billy Annesley's adventures in America and his adoption by the Cherokees after undergoing trials of courage. First published in 1773. This 4th Edition not listed in the 18thc Short Title Catalogue : and see the NUC noting 4 copies only. View more info
Publisher: Printed for T. Read in Dogwell-Court, Whyte-Fryers, Fleet-Street, and T. Hodges on London-Bridge [c.1770].:
Seller ID: 9086
Condition: Contemporary speckled calf ruled in gilt, very neatly rebacked and recornered in matching calf, with brown morocco label. Engraved frontispiece + printed title-page + pp192, handsome modern armorial bookplate on endpaper, lacking front free endpaper, frontispiece professionally re-attached by blank margin at the time that the book was rebacked, else an excellent mellow copy.
Scarce. The sine qua non of English joke books : first published 1739 : and many times reprinted. This 11th Edition not noted in 18thC STC : and not in Cambridge University Library. View more info
Publisher: London, John Murray 1822.:
Seller ID: 9138
Condition: First Edition, modern quarter morocco lettered in gilt, brown cloth sides. Sm.8vo, pp half-title +  title + 87, couple of neat booklabels on endpaper, an excellent copy.
Rare early novel by the youthful Lord John Russell, later grandfather to the philosopher Bertrand Russell. A radical liberal, Lord John Russell twice headed the British government as a major reforming Prime Minister. In his youth he had several times visited Portugal, where he met Wellington; and had also travelled to Elba to meet Napoleon. In this late-Gothic romantic novella Edward Pembroke, a young English officer serving in the Peninsular War, is wounded while heroically rescuing the nuns of a Portuguese convent from the inevitable depredations of a French squadron. He is nursed to health ... View more info