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Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 [A Catalogue of Books offered for sale by Maggs Bros].

By: JOHNSON, Samuel : Maggs.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Maggs Bros Catalogue 1038, 1983:

Seller ID: 8867

Condition: Striking portrait wrappers. 4to, c.pp174 on plate paper, an excellent copy. With numerous illustrations throughout.


A Bibliography Of Samuel Johnson : by William Prideaux Courtney & David Nichol Smith.

By: JOHNSON, Samuel : William Prideaux Courtney & David Nichol Smith.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: OUP 1968:

Seller ID: 8774

Condition: Oxford reprint, gilt cloth & pink dws. C.pp194 + 38 type-facsimile illustrations [1 folding], a fine copy.


Image for The Lion & The Farmer : an engraving from Aesop's Fables 1928.

The Lion & The Farmer : an engraving from Aesop's Fables 1928.

By: JONES, David : Aesop.

Price: £750.00

Publisher: 1928.

Seller ID: 6878

Condition: Copper Engraving [image size c.6.5 x 8cms] attractively mounted & framed in simple lime-washed wood [size c.25.5 x 27cms].


The Gates Of Memory.

By: KEYNES, Geoffrey.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press 1981; reprinted 1982:

Seller ID: 8898

Condition: Gilt cloth & illustrated dws. C.pp440, a fine bright copy. Includes 56 illustrations. Autobiography by the famous surgeon and outstanding book collector & scholar.


The Book Of The Ranks & Dignities of British Society 1805 : chiefly intended for the instruction of young persons. Introduction by Clement Shorter.

By: LAMB, Charles attributed : Clement Shorter.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: CUP for Cape 1924:

Seller ID: 7745

Condition: With illustrated dws. Original period-style quarter marbled linen over boards with large printed label. Sm.8vo, c.pp136, armorial bookplate, dws lacking 4 cms at head of backstrip, else very good. With 8 colour plates + 16 other plates showing characters in full dress regalia.


The Vision & Creed Of Piers Ploughman. Edited from a contemporary manuscript, with historical intro, notes & glossary by Thomas Wright. 'Second Edition, revised'.

By: LANGLAND : Piers Ploughman : ed Thomas Wright.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Reeves & Turner 1887:

Seller ID: 5542

Condition: 2 Vols, gilt cloth. Dumpy 8vos uncut, folding red & black frontispiece bit spotted in margins : poor quality paper bit browned at edges. Unopened copy.


Barren Honour : a tale.

By: LAWRENCE, G. A.

Price: £200.00

Publisher: Parker & Bourn 1862:

Seller ID: 2924

Condition: First Edition, 2 Vols, near-contemporary quarter green morocco gilt by Birdsall. Endpapers foxed, some occasional light spotting of text, else an excellent attractive copy.


Sword And Gown [a novel].

By: LAWRENCE, G. A.

Price: £145.00

Publisher: Parker 1859:

Seller ID: 3510

Condition: First Edition, gilt cloth. C.pp316 with 4pp integral advts, slight wear and cloth lightly marked, a very good copy of a scarce and fragile book. Endpaper signed R. J. Aldersey[?] 1859.


Revaluation : Tradition & Development In English Poetry.

By: LEAVIS, F. R.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus 1936:

Seller ID: 8958

Condition: First Edition, gilt cloth, with dws. C.pp286 t.e.tinted, others untrimmed, tiny signature of the writer N. Furlong on endpaper. The scarce & fragile dws are browned along the spine, and slightly dusty at the edges, but are otherwise in excellent shape. The book itself is in fine and bright condition.


Poems by John Lee Lewes.

By: LEWES, John Lee.

Price: £220.00

Publisher: Liverpool, printed James Smith 1811:

Seller ID: 1631

Condition: First Edition, contemporary gilt calf with morocco label. Tall 8vo a.e.g., c.pp248 [half-title required?], some slight wear & scuffing. Frontispiece creased in blank margin and with small piece nipped from blank lower corner. Else an attractive mellow copy.


Lays Of Ancient Rome. With illustrations, original and from the antique, drawn on wood by George Scharf. New Edition.

By: MACAULAY, Lord.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Longmans 1865:

Seller ID: 9142

Condition: Half red morocco gilt over red cloth sides. Large square 8vo, c.pp210 t.e.g., some very light age-darkening of blank margin of text, neat 1922 signature on a blank prelim. Binding just lightly scuffed at extremities, cloth sides just faintly faded, overall an excellent bright and attractive copy.


Direadh I, II & III. By Hugh MacDiarmid.

By: MacDIARMID, Hugh.

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Mardersteig, Stamperia Valdonega, 1974:

Seller ID: 2368

Condition: First Edition, quarter morocco gilt & slip-case. Sm.folio, c.pp54 uncut in red & black, couple of trifling marks, excellent.


Winter Dragoncards : Fourteen Poems for Christmas and Winter.

By: MANDEVILLE PRESS : Peter Scupham et al.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Hitchin, The Mandeville Press [1970s].:

Seller ID: 9434

Condition: 14 variously coloured stiff cards + title card, each c. 10.5 x 14.5 cms and each printed with a poem, contained in original green envelope attractively titled in dark red. Excellent condition.


Catalogue Of English Prose Fiction [principally 18thC]: from a private library. By J. C. Hardy.

By: MARDERSTEIG : J. C. Hardy.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Duval 1982:

Seller ID: 2047

Condition: Original printed wrappers, c.pp174, very handsome mint copy. Fine catalogue : attractively printed by Mardersteig's Stamperia Valdonega.


Captain Medwin : friend of Byron & Shelley. By Prof E. J. Lovell.

By: MEDWIN : Byron : Shelley : E. J. Lovell.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Macdonald 1962:

Seller ID: 3564

Condition: First Edition, roy.8vo, c.pp360, dws a little scuffed, very good. First Medwin biography.


Ruins Of Many Lands [Petra : Egypt : the Americas : Indian rock temples : Verona Amphitheatre &c &c]. A Descriptive Poem [with extensive notes in prose].

By: MICHELL, Nicholas of Cornwall.

Price: £115.00

Publisher: London, William Tegg & Co 1849.:

Seller ID: 1115

Condition: First Edition, contemporary half calf elegantly gilt, black morocco label. Portrait of Michell & c.pp290, bound without half-title[?], binding a little scuffed or darkened, else a very good copy. The 5 plates of ruins at Petra, Thebes, Pompeii, Verona, and Baalbec are quite browned at the edges : the book is otherwise internally clean and crisp.


John Milton : A Catalogue of Early Works, Illustrated Editions, Press Books and Fine Bindings. Issued by Seven Gables Bookshop [WITH} A Supplement.

By: MILTON, John : Seven Gables Bookshop : Michael Papantonio : John Kohn : John Brett-Smith.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: New York, Seven Gables Bookshop 1975:

Seller ID: 8847

Condition: Thick cream wrappers with portrait. C.pp48, excellent copy. And with 8 plates. Covers Milton's literary works only. Sale Catalogue of an extensive private collection. Also with the 12pp Supplement loosely enclosed as issued.


Caroline Of Lichtfield : a novel. Translated from the French by Thomas Holcroft.

By: MONTOLIEU, Isabelle de : trans Thomas Holcroft.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row 1786:

Seller ID: 9144

Condition: Vols 1 & 3 only.* First English Edition, contemporary tree calf, spines elegantly gilt and with double red and green morocco labels. With half-titles : Vol 1 with final blank leaf : and Vol 3 with 4pp advts + final blank leaf. Some light rubbing, upper hinges tender, but generally very good attractive volumes.


Mordaunt [An Epistolary Novel]. Sketches Of Life, Characters & Manners in various countries. Including the Memoirs of a French Lady of quality.

By: MOORE, Dr John.

Price: £175.00

Publisher: Robinson 1800:

Seller ID: 1118

Condition: ** Somerhill Library Copy ** First Edition, 3 vols, contemporary half calf gilt. Tall 8vos, surface of leather spines a little dried, some cracking of Vol 1 joints but perfectly secure, else very good.


The Devil & All : six short stories by John Collier. Illustrated by Blair Hughes-Stanton.

By: NONESUCH PRESS : John Collier : Blair Hughes-Stanton.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Nonesuch Press 1934:

Seller ID: 7808

Condition: Green cloth strikingly titled in black on gilt panels. C.pp130 uncut, handsome armorial bookplate on endpaper, gilt panels just scuffed, but an excellent copy of a book difficut to find in good condition. With full-page wood engraving by Blair Hughes-Stanton.