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Image for Addisoniana [by Sir Richard Phillips].

Addisoniana [by Sir Richard Phillips].

By: ADDISON : Sir Richard Phillips.

Price: £155.00

Publisher: Printed for Richard Phillips [1803].:

Seller ID: 7286

Condition: First Edition, 2 Vols, sm.8vos, contemporary polished calf gilt, small red & green red morocco labels. Striking contemporary armorial bookplate of Sir Michael R. Shaw Stewart. Vol 2 with final 6pp integral advts. With engraved titles + 2 portraits + 7 folding manuscript facsimiles. Aside from some light wear & abrasion to the covers, an attractively clean bright copy.


Life Of Joseph Addison. By Peter Smithers.

By: ADDISON, Joseph : Peter Smithers.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press 1954:

Seller ID: 1185

Condition: First Edition, c.pp500, fine in trifle dulled dws. Scarce : the authoritative life. With 4 plates


Image for Windsor Castle : an historical romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank & Tony Johannot : with designs on wood by W. A. Delamotte.

Windsor Castle : an historical romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank & Tony Johannot : with designs on wood by W. A. Delamotte.

By: AINSWORTH, William Harrison : Cruikshank, Johannot & Delamotte illus.

Price: £300.00

Publisher: Colburn 1843.:

Seller ID: 8215

Condition: First Illustrated Book Edition, original blue cloth pictorially gilt. Roy.8vo, c.pp236 uncut, spine just slightly sunned, vulnerable binding lightly bumped or marked here and there, but very good. Endpaper with ticket of original 19thC bookseller Weller of Croydon. With portrait by Maclise + etched title by Johannot + 14 engraved illustrations by Cruikshank + 4 by Johannot and + 87 woodcut illustrations by Delamotte.


Memoirs Of The Life & Writings of Victor Alfieri : written by himself. Translated from the Italian.

By: ALFIERI, Victor.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, printed for Henry Colburn 1810.:

Seller ID: 8166

Condition: First English Edition, 2 Vols, near-contemporary half calf gilt, double green & brown morocco labels. C.pp[x], [5]-286; pp[vi], [5]-328, some occasional spotting or foxing, bindings bit scuffed or rubbed at extremities, upper joint of Vol 1 cracked through, else an acceptable copy.


Image for The Vicar of Bray : A Tale.

The Vicar of Bray : A Tale.

By: ANON.

Price: £1,200.00

Publisher: London, printed for R. Baldwin 1771.:

Seller ID: 9537

Condition: First Edition, 2 Vols, tall 12mo [binding c.17.5 x 11 cms], very smartly and handsomely bound in modern period-style polished tan calf, the spines ruled and numbered in gilt, and with red morocco labels. First and last leaf in both vols a little browned around the margin from contact with the turn-ins of the original binding, Vol 1 with tiny piece nipped from top corner of first two leaves, occasional light spotting of text. Overall an exceptional copy, very bright and attractive.


Jane Austen : A Critical Bibliography. By R. W. Chapman.

By: AUSTEN, Jane : R. W. Chapman.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: OUP 1953:

Seller ID: 2982

Condition: First Edition, c.pp70, gilt cloth, very good. With neat signature of Mary Arnold 1957. 1250 copies. Gilson M856.


Le Mariage De Figaro : comedie en cinq actes. Avec une Etude par Auguste Vitu.

By: BEAUMARCHAIS, Canon de.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles nd [c.1880s].:

Seller ID: 9490

Condition: First Vitu Edition, very attractively bound in quarter calf over marbled paper boards, the spine elegantly panelled and decorated with floral motifs in gilt, and with a green morocco label. Small 8vo [binding c.18 x 11 cms], pp[iv], 337 + [3], text block with top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Attractive small modern booklabel on preliminary blank and pencil note of purchase in Paris in 1931. Edges of pages just age-toned, as always with this type of paper, else a very bright and attractive copy.


The Happy Hypocrite. Illustrated by George Sheringham.

By: BEERBOHM, Max.

Price: £80.00

Publisher: John Lane, The Bodley Head [1915]:

Seller ID: 9198

Condition: First Illustrated Edition, gilt buckram, front board with striking floral design in colours and gilt. Roy.8vo, c.pp71 uncut, some light spotting of text, spine lettering bit faded, lower cover a bit soiled, overall covers a bit dulled and scuffed. With illustrated endpapers : illustrated title-page in black & gold : 10 large pictorial initials and tail-pieces : and 24 full-page tissue-guarded colour plates.


Image for Reflets De La Bibliophile En Belgique [Exhibition Catalogue of Manuscripts, Printed Books, and Autographs at the Royal Albert Library in Brussels].

Reflets De La Bibliophile En Belgique [Exhibition Catalogue of Manuscripts, Printed Books, and Autographs at the Royal Albert Library in Brussels].

By: BELGIAN Books [Mary Shelley & Frankenstein Interest]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Soc Bib Belgique 1969.:

Seller ID: 7530

Condition: Printed wrappers. Tall 8vo, c.pp144, excellent. With numerous text illus + 37 plates.


A Memoir : written by himself 1822 - 1828. With an introduction by Selwyn Image.

By: BEWICK, Thomas.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head 1924.:

Seller ID: 9451

Condition: First Selwyn Image Edition, roy.8vo [binding c. 24 x 16 cms], olive green-brown cloth lettered and with Bewick vignette in black, top edge of text block tinted red, others uncut. C.pp306, small attractive bookplate on half-title, larger bookplate removed from front pastedown, gutters of endpapers resealed with tape, binding bit worn and dulled, overall a stout copy. With portrait plate of Bewick + 60 other Bewick illustrations in text.


Jerusalem. A Facsimile of the Illuminated Book. With Introduction by Joseph Wicksteed and Bibliographical Statement by Geoffrey Keynes.

By: BLAKE, William : Joseph Wicksteed : Geoffrey Keynes.

Price: £2,750.00

Publisher: Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust [1951]:

Seller ID: 9008

Condition: ** Raymond Lister Copy ** Folio, 5 fascicles in grey wrappers, contained in original blue and gold spangled folding box as issued. Folding box with short split in linen at head and foot of opening hinge, box with a couple of other piffling scuffs, else a very fine copy of a large and vulnerable item. Includes 100 superb hand-coloured plates.


Image for The Poetical Works. Edited and annotated by Edwin J. Ellis.

The Poetical Works. Edited and annotated by Edwin J. Ellis.

By: BLAKE, William.

Price: £290.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1906

Seller ID: 6952

Condition: First Ellis Edition, 2 vols, very handsome blue-green morocco profusely gilt, spines panelled in gilt and with treble red & brown morocco labels, wide morocco inner dentelles, t.e.g., others uncut. Spines sunned to tan and sides also with slight loss of colour in places, but a very handsome & attractive copy, and the small-type text [more usually found rather foxed] in exceptionally clean crisp condition.


The English Novel 1740-1850 : a catalogue including prose romances, short stories, and translations of foreign fiction. Introduction by Crow & Baker. [New & Revised Edition].

By: BLOCK, Andrew.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Dawson 1961:

Seller ID: 8855

Condition: Second Edition, gilt cloth. Roy.8vo, c.pp365, a few slight marks, but very good.


An Essay On War, in blank verse: Honnington Green, a ballad: The Culprit, an elegy: and other poems on various subjects.

By: BLOOMFIELD, Nathaniel.

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Gedge, Bury [St Edmonds] for Hurst, and Vernor & Hood, 1803:

Seller ID: 3361

Condition: First Edition, contemporary half calf. Sm.8vo, c.pp128, binding worn but perfectly stout [marbled paper sides rubbed away leaving bare boards], text a little soiled, acceptable copy of a rare & fragile little book. * Endpaper inscribed in unsophisticated hand: 'Given to Charles Cole by George Roach on his Going to Sea March 17th 1852'. ** With engraved frontispiece : without half-title.


The Journal Of An Exile. Second Edition.

By: BOSWELL, Thomas Alexander.

Price: £350.00

Publisher: Saunders & Otley 1825:

Seller ID: 3952

Condition: 2nd Edition, 2 vols, uncut in original boards & paper labels. Some typical wear and hinges cracking, and backstrips lacking 2.5cms of paper covering at extreme head & foot. Couple of pages bit marked, else internally the text is attractively clean bright & unpressed. * Titles with neat early 19thC signature of Jane Montgomerie.


The Poems [Poematia]. Memoir & notes by John Mitford.

By: BOURNE, Vincent.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Pickering 1840:

Seller ID: 5600

Condition: First Pickering Edition, original cloth & paper label. Sm.8vo, c.pp350 uncut, backstrip faded & paper label rubbed, good stout copy. With preliminary Pickering advt leaf. Endpaper inscribed 'Presented by R[?]. Bayfield to C. B. Musgrave'.


Image for Stars and Bars.

Stars and Bars.

By: BOYD, William.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton 1984.:

Seller ID: 9548

Condition: First Edition, blue cloth lettered in gilt, striking illustrated dustwrappers. C.pp255, as ever the edges of the pages are just lightly toned due to the poor quality of the paper used, else a fine copy in fine and bright unclipped dustwrappers.


Image for Chinese Nights Entertainments : Stories Of Old China : selected & edited by Brian Brown.

Chinese Nights Entertainments : Stories Of Old China : selected & edited by Brian Brown.

By: BROWN, Brian.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano 1923.:

Seller ID: 1045

Condition: First Edition, c.pp230, very bright and fresh orange cloth with elegant bamboo-style lettering in black. Typographically matching dws slightly dusty and chipped, and faded along the spine. With 4 plates [soft text paper with light foxing to margins of title-page from frontispiece tissue-guard, and page neighbouring each plate also with light foxing].


Certaine Sonnets : by Sir Philip Sydney.

By: BRUCE ROGERS : Sir Philip Sydney.

Price: £140.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 1904:

Seller ID: 3262

Condition: * Luther A. Brewer Copy.* Quarter gilt parchment & dark maroon boards gilt. C.pp62 uncut, slip-case neatly repaired with brown tape, fine bright copy.


Image for Observations Upon The Plagues Inflicted Upon The Egyptians : in which is shown the peculiarity of those judgements, and their correspondence with the rites & idolatory of that people. With a Prefatory Discourse concerning the Grecian Colonies from Egypt.

Observations Upon The Plagues Inflicted Upon The Egyptians : in which is shown the peculiarity of those judgements, and their correspondence with the rites & idolatory of that people. With a Prefatory Discourse concerning the Grecian Colonies from Egypt.

By: BRYANT, Jacob.

Price: £300.00

Publisher: Printed For The Author 1794.:

Seller ID: 5336

Condition: First Edition, contemporary tree calf, spine handsomely gilt, red morocco label. Roy.8vo, c.pp450 + final integral advt leaf, name neatly cut from extreme top edge of title-page, some slight wear and surface of spine with two small nicks, but overall an excellent stout and attractive copy. With 3 large folding engraved maps [one with short tear neatly repaired].