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Microcosmography 1628 : or a piece of the world discovered. In essays & characters. New Edition with notes & appendix : edited Philip Bliss.

By: EARLE, John, Bishop Of Salisbury : Philip Bliss.

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Harding; and White & Cochrane 1811:

Seller ID: 5002

Condition: First Bliss Edition, contemporary gilt vellum, brown morocco label just chipped. C.pp360, vellum bit dusty & soiled. Elegant endpaper signature of Edward Sisson [?? a pencil note suggests, wrongly, provost of Trinity College, Dublin] and date(?) 34TCD. Also attractive ticket of David Nutt, late 19thC London bookseller & editor. Excellent attractive copy with clean crisp text.

The Adventures Of Joseph Andrews.

By: FIELDING, Henry.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Cochrane 1832:

Seller ID: 9257

Condition: * Issued without the frontispiece (see note below).* First Cruikshank Edition, publisher's original glazed fawn watered linen, treble dark blue paper labels lettered in gilt. Dumpy 8vo, ppiv + xii + 336 uncut, sides of delicate binding bit dusty or grubby, backstrip sunned to a darker brown, very slight wear, but a very good stout and secure copy. With 3 etched plates by George Cruikshank. Text and plates attractively clean and crisp. Uncommon in the original delicate binding.

Select Works of the Rev. John Flavell. Edited by the Rev. C. Bradley.

By: FLAVELL, Rev. John.

Price: £145.00

Publisher: London, printed by A. J. Valpy for L. B. Seeley 1823.:

Seller ID: 9262

Condition: First Edition thus, 2 Vols, publisher's contemporary half black morocco, marbled paper sides, spines lettered in gilt and with later armorial insignia in gilt. 8vos, c.pp334; and c.pp500, both vols bound without half-titles (?), bindings just lightly scuffed or rubbed, else a very good set. Both vols with neat early signature on title-page : Vol 1 front endpaper with neat inscription 'A good book. A. West 21 June 1856. Bathboys' : and endpaper of both vols with handsome modern armorial bookplate.

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A View Without A Room.


Price: £75.00

Publisher: New York, Albondocani Press 1973.:

Seller ID: 9151

Condition: First Edition, patterned wrappers and printed label. C.pp20, owner's handsome little label on wrapper turn-in, a fine copy.

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David Garrick : by Margaret Barton.

By: GARRICK, David : Margaret Barton.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Faber 1948.:

Seller ID: 1071

Condition: First Edition, c.pp324, fine in illustrated dws. Illustrated with 18 plates.

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Letters In Rhyme, to and from E. Gerard, Portrait Painter, Liverpool. With a number of Humourous Embellishments, drawn on stone by the author.

By: GERARD, E. [Ebenezer].

Price: £200.00

Publisher: Liverpool, printed by Rushton and Melling; sold by E. Smith & Co. … Manchester; Bucks and Kinnebrook, Norwich; Hillyard and Morgan, Bristol; and all Booksellers.:

Seller ID: 10140

Condition: First Edition, original brown paper boards, protected by a marbled paper slip-case with green morocco label lettered in gilt. Pp.[iv], vi, 179. Includes 5 tipped-in lithograph illustrations : the folded facsimile One Pound Bank Note a little foxed, the other 4 illustrations very clean. Very neatly and unobtrusively repaired at an early date with the boards supplied with near-matching brown paper, endpapers with attractive mid-20th century bookplate. An excellent mellow copy with very clean crisp illustrations and text.

R. L. Stevenson To J. M. Barrie : a Vailima portrait. Intro by Bradford A. Booth.

By: GRABHORN PRESS : R. L. Stevenson & J. M. Barrie.

Price: £68.00

Publisher: Grabhorn Press, San Francisco 1962.:

Seller ID: 4228

Condition: Quarter holland & striking patterned boards. Folio, c.pp36 uncut, one lower corner just scuffed. With ms facsimile & 4 drawings [red on blue paper] by Isobel Strong. Fine copy.

An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.

By: GRAY, Thomas.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low &c [1875].:

Seller ID: 9502

Condition: Original green cloth, front cover elegantly and profusely lettered and decorated in black and gilt. Small 8vo [binding c.17.5 x 12 cms], pp26 interleaved with blanks throughout as issued, with all edges of the text block gilt. Very neat early signature on corner of title-page and same lady's extremely neat name stamp on corner of endpaper, with a small attractive modern woodcut booklabel on front paste-down. A fine bright copy with illustrations.

Sixe Idillia 1588 : poems or eclogues by Theocritus translated into English verse. Intro by S. Gaselee.

By: GRIBBLE, Vivien : Stanley Morison : Theocritus.

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Duckworth 1922.:

Seller ID: 4516

Condition: Ruari McLean Copy.* Quarter buckram gilt, illustrated boards, and with dws printed with text & illustration. Slim folio, c.pp60 uncut, endpapers darkened as always, some wear to edge of lower board at two places. With numerous woodcut illustrations & decorations by Vivien Gribble.

The English In America.


Price: £175.00

Publisher: Colburn 1851.:

Seller ID: 1081

Condition: First English Edition, First Issue, 2 vols uncut, green cloth gilt. Spines typically faded, couple of tiny pin pricks in upper joint of Vol 2, a few other slight marks to the bindings. Occasional slight dustiness of text and Vol 1 without front free endpaper, but overall an excellent copy. Both volumes are attractively signed by Eliza J. Webley-Parry Jan 1853.

An Innocent Grows Up.

By: HANCOCK, Norman : John Piper.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Dent 1947:

Seller ID: 9037

Condition: First Edition, gilt cloth & colour illustrated dws. C.pp190, two small and very neat signatures on corner of endpaper, also neat little endpaper booklabel, a fine bright copy. The dws with colour lithograph by John Piper : this is repeated within as a double-spread frontispiece.

How To Repel Invasion. The Rural Police of England an auxiliary to Rifle Corps, in Two Letters to Arthur Kinglake Esq., Justice of the Peace for Somerset, by Edward Hardy, R.N., Inspecting Commander, Coast Guard, Bristol Channel. Second Edition.

By: HARDY, Edward.

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hardwicke [1859].:

Seller ID: 1083

Condition: Second Edition, c.pp20, very good in modern wrappers.

Victorian Novelists & Their Illustrators.

By: HARVEY, John.

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson 1970:

Seller ID: 9073

Condition: First Edition, gilt cloth boards and illustrated dws. Roy.8vo, c.pp252, dws slightly dulled and plain rear panel of dws lightly spotted, else an excellent bright copy. Includes 76 illustrations in the text, some full-page.

Characteristics : in the manner of Rochefoucault's Maxims. Second Edition. Introductory remarks by [R. H. Horne] the editor of The Monthly Repository.

By: HAZLITT, William : Rochefoucault.

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Templeman 1837.:

Seller ID: 5463

Condition: Variant Issue : Publisher's Escaped Copy.* 2nd Edition : and First Horne Edition, green cloth gilt. C.pp158 uncut, couple of slight marks, excellent bright copy.

Select Beauties Of Ancient English Poetry : with remarks.

By: HEADLEY, Henry : Dr Johnson.

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Cadell 1787:

Seller ID: 4026

Condition: First Edition, 2 vols, contemporary calf gilt, double morocco labels. Engraved vignette titles : with half-titles : and Errata leaf. Some scattered foxing [generally light], attractive Signet Library copy.

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Select Poems from The Hesperides. Occasional remarks by J. Nott.

By: HERRICK, Robert : J. Nott.

Price: £155.00

Publisher: Bristol, Gutch [1810]:

Seller ID: 2185

Condition: First Nott Edition, half calf & Continental-style marbled boards. Engraved portrait lightly foxed. Elegant 19th century bookplate on endpaper. Blank prelim with contemporary inscription 'Dora G. Richards from E.J.B.' and a full-page appreciation of Herrick quoted from Hartley Coleridge. Binding lightly rubbed & worn, but a very good copy. With half-title & final Errata leaf.

The Poetical Sketch-Book : including a 3rd Edition of Australia [revised].

By: HERVEY, Thomas K. : Australia : New Zealand.

Price: £125.00

Seller ID: 5575

Condition: * Association Copy. * First Edition, publisher's original cloth & paper label. C.pp300 uncut, slight wear, paper label rubbed & backstrip darkened, very good.

The Dream Of Eugene Aram, the murderer. [A Poem] With designs by W. Harvey engraved on wood by Branston & Wright. [With an Explanatory Preface by Hood : and the text of The Defence Of Eugene Aram].

By: HOOD, Thomas.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Charles Tilt 1831:

Seller ID: 9078

Condition: First Separate Edition, later quarter scarlet calf gilt over scarlet cloth sides. Sm.8vo, c.pp32 with vignette title and final vignette. And with 6 full-page plates [just lightly age-dusty around the margins]. Binding merest trifle scuffed, an excellent copy.

Wood Magic : a fable. New Impression.

By: JEFFERIES, Richard.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Longmans 1907.:

Seller ID: 9479

Condition: Burgundy cloth, spine elegantly gilt with title and publisher's sailing ship motif. Small 8vo [binding c.19 x 12.5 cms], pp[xii], 379 uncut, small modern booklabel and neat ink note of purchase on reverse of front endpaper, couple of light marks and spine slightly faded, else an excellent attractive copy. With frontispiece and title-page vignette.

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The Story Of A Feather.

By: JERROLD, Douglas.

Price: £155.00

Publisher: Punch Office 1844:

Seller ID: 4003

Condition: First Edition, handsome later Riviere-style binding of tan morocco, spine with raised bands and elegantly gilt compartments, sides with quadruple gilt frame enclosing floral decoration at corners, and inner dentelles gilt. Sm.8vo, c.pp268 t.e.g., others uncut. * Endpaper with handsome morocco armorial bookplate of Alexander McGrigor. ** Original pictorial cloth front cover & backstrip bound in. *** With engraved frontispiece & title by Leech.