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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

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

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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

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