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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

A Philosophical Enquiry Into The Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful.

By: [BURKE, Edmund].

Price: £2,050.00

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

The Man Of The World. The 4th Edition.

By: [MACKENZIE, Henry].

Price: £225.00

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

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 heroically rescuing the nuns of a Portuguese convent from the inevitable depredations of a French squadron. He is nursed to health ... View more info