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Days With Sir Roger De Coverley : from The Spectator.

By: THOMSON, Hugh illus.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Macmillan's 'Cranford Series' 1892.:

Seller ID: 8607

Condition: Third Cranford/Thomson Edition, elegant pictorially gilt cloth. C.pp158 a.e.g., occasional foxing as usual, neat booklabel on endpaper, covers rather faded along foredge.


With 65 illustrations by Hugh Thomson. First book in the charming 'Cranford Series'. See Ray : Illustrator & Book 296. View more info

The Seasons.

By: THOMSON, James : Isaac Taylor illus.

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, Suttaby, Evance & Fox; and Baldwin, Cradock & Joy 1818.:

Seller ID: 9456

Condition: First Edition thus, contemporary burgundy calf with gilt borders, spine elegantly gilt and with black morocco label. Small narrow 8vo [binding c. 13 x 6.5 cms], engraved frontispiece + title + pp.xiv, [16] - 168, blank verso of frontispiece with neat modern booklabel, foot of lower hinge just starting, a very attractive mellow copy.


Scarce edition. With tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece and engraved title-page by Isaac Taylor after Hamilton and after H. Singleton. With a 14pp Life of Thomson. *** Not listed in Cambridge University Library : see Copac listing 2 copies only. View more info

A Book Of Favourite Modern Ballads. Illustrated with 50 engravings from drawings by the first artists [Samuel Palmer, Birket Foster, Harrison Weir &c].

By: VARIOUS Authors.

Price: £135.00

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 'Bibliograp... View more info

The Libelle Of Englyshe Polycye 1436 : a poem on the use of sea-power. Edited by Sir George Warner.

By: WARNER, Sir George ed.

Price: £85.00

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 illust... View more info

Collection De Douze Vues de Waterloo [lithograph plates by Gerard].

By: WATERLOO : Gerard.

Price: £175.00

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

The Life & Death of Thomas Wolsey, Cardinall (sic), divided into three parts, His Aspring, Triumph and Death. By Thomas Storer, student of Christ Church in Oxford. Reprinted from the Edition of 1599. With an introducton and notes.

By: WOLSEY : Thomas Storer.

Price: £125.00

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

Image for The Poetry Of Toil : compiled by Dorothy Wooldridge.

The Poetry Of Toil : compiled by Dorothy Wooldridge.

By: WOOLDRIDGE, Dorothy ed.

Price: £25.50

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

Image for The Toilet Of Flora [translated from Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz] : or a collection of the most simple and approved methods of preparing baths, essences, pomatums, powders, perfumes, sweet-scented waters and opiates. With receipts for cosmetics of every kind ... for the use of the ladies. New Edition Improved.

The Toilet Of Flora [translated from Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz] : or a collection of the most simple and approved methods of preparing baths, essences, pomatums, powders, perfumes, sweet-scented waters and opiates. With receipts for cosmetics of every kind ... for the use of the ladies. New Edition Improved.

By: [BUC'HOZ, Pierre-Joseph].

Price: £575.00

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[16] + 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, especia... View more info

The Wars of Wellington, a Narrative Poem; in Fifteen Cantos. Embellished with Six Engravings coloured from the original Paintings. By Dr Syntax.

By: [IMITATION of William Combe / Dr Syntax].

Price: £350.00

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 l... View more info

Joe Miller's Jests [11th Edition] : or The Wits Vade-Mecum. Being a collection of the most brilliant jests ... To which are added Choice Collections of Moral Sentences, and of the most pointed and truly valuable Epigrams in the British Tongue ... Most humbly inscribed to those choice-spirits of the age ... The 11th Edition, with large additions.

By: [MOTTLEY, John attributed compiler].

Price: £200.00

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

The Nun Of Arrouca : a tale.

By: [RUSSELL, Lord John, 1st Earl Russell].

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1822.:

Seller ID: 9138

Condition: First Edition, modern quarter morocco lettered in gilt, brown cloth sides. Sm.8vo, pp[2] half-title + [2] 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 heroic... View more info