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The History of General Literature; Viewed Politically and Historically, in a Popular Manner; From the Earliest Times to the 17th Century . By Robert Blakey. Second Edition.

By: BLAKEY, Robert .

Price: £148.00

Publisher: London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Publisher in ordinary to Her Majesty, MDCCCLXI. [ 1861 ] . 0:

Seller ID: 36185


A very good two volume set, in matching half leather bindings. 8vo. 8.5" x 6" x 1". Original brown calf over brown washed silk covered boards. Spines with 5 raised bands, and bright gilt titles. Marbled endpapers and matching page edges. Each volume with an engraved armorial bookplate to verso of the front board: Sir Andrew Barclay Walker. Also, a second almost "full-page" engraved bookplate to the recto of the rear board (for his son): "William H... View more info

An Essay On English Poetry; With Notices Of The British Poets.

By: CAMPBELL, Thomas .:

Price: £68.00

Publisher: London: John Murray, 1848 .:

Seller ID: 14495


8vo. pp.4/436. Prize binding. Contemporary full calf, with gilt filett border and gilt crest to front board. Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and original red leather title labels. Marbled endpapers. Aeg. Prize label to front free-endpaper: "Blackheath Proprietary School." (dated March 1888). light spotting to free endpapers, otherwise clean English text. G++ . View more info

The Broad Stone of Honour : Or, The True Sense And Practice Of Chivalry. - Morus. - By Kenelm Henry Digby Esq..

By: DIGBY, Kenelm Henry .

Price: £68.00

Publisher: London : Edward Lumley, Chancery Lane [William Stevens, printer, Bell Yard, Temple Bar], M.DCCC.XLVIII. [ 1848 ] . 0:

Seller ID: 35555


A very good original cloth binding. 8vo. [4pp.]/pp.329/[1p.]/[2pp. - Adverts] . 8.5" x 4.75" x 1" [19.4cm x 12cm x 2.5cm]. Crimson cloth with a gilt image of a knight on horseback to the front board. Smooth spine with gilt titles and a gilt cross. Hinges and corners carefully strengthened. Yellow endpapers. Verso of front board with presentation label for Clifton School, from Sir A. V. Paton, with his heraldic book plate to the front free-endpaper. "Ex Li... View more info

Literary Hours Or Sketches Critical Narrative. In Two Volumes. The Second Edition, Corrected And Greatly Enlarged.

By: DRAKE, Nathan (1766 - 1836) .

Price: £128.00

Publisher: Sudbury: Printed By J. Burkitt, For T. Cadell, Junior, and W. Davies, 1800. 0:

Seller ID: 8749


A very good half leather binding. 2 Volumes. 8vo. 21.5cm x 13.5cm x 3cm. Vol.I.:[4pp.]/2pp./pp.455 Vol.II.: pp.2/pp.479/pp.10(index). Clean text with only minor spotting or other marks. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and contrasting title labels. Hinges carefully strengthened at some time in the past. A well preserved book. ** Nathan Drake (15 January 1766–1836), English essayist and physician, so... View more info

Letters from a Citizen of the World to His Friends in the East.

By: GOLDSMITH, Oliver .:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London:Baynes and Son, et al, 1825 .:

Seller ID: 26002


12mo. 13.2cm x 7.5cm x 2cm. pp.10/368. Contemporary navy full calf. Hinges carefully strengthened at some time in the past. Engraved frontis and engraved title by Romney, followed by printed title. All lightly toned. Clean English text with only intermittent spotting. Some gatherings not flush with main block of the book. G+. View more info

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Johnsoniana : A collection of miscellaneous anecdotes and sayings of Dr. Samuel Johnson, gathered from nearly a hundred different publications. Printed separately, from Croker's edition of Boswell's Life of Johnson.

By: JOHNSON, Samuel 1709-1784.

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London: Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden, 1845. 0:

Seller ID: 43739


"These 'ana' form a sequel to all editions of Boswell's Life of Johnson, but more particularly to that published in eight volumes, uniform with the present. " - See 'Notice' (p.v.) . First edition. A very good quarter leather binding. 8vo. 7.0" x 4.5" x 1.5". pp.6/pp.335/[1p.]/pp.240 . Polished leather spine over marbled paper covered boards. Spine with 5 raised bands and recent brown leather title label: "Johnsoniana". Later endpapers with bookseller's notes in penci... View more info

Image for The Pirate And The Three Cutters / The Voyage Of H. M.S. Beagle... / Adventures In The Rifle Brigade.../  The Scarlet Letter.../

The Pirate And The Three Cutters / The Voyage Of H. M.S. Beagle... / Adventures In The Rifle Brigade.../ The Scarlet Letter.../

By: MARRYAT, Captain [Frederick Marryat 1792-1848] / WILLIAMSON, John [Illustrator] / DARWIN, Charles / KINCAID, Sir John / HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel .

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Manchester: W. H. White & Co., 19 Exchange Arcade: St. Mary's Gate, 1891, 1892 . 0:

Seller ID: 42250


A very good half leather binding. 8vo. 8.25" x 6.0" x 1.25". Maroon morocco spine and corners over patterned paper boards. Edges lightly rubbed and bumped. Spine with 5 raised bands and gilt titles of all 4 books. Speckled page edges. Library label to the verso of the front board: "Wilts County Libraries." Previous owner's signature to front free-endpaper: "J. McArthur, Edinburgh". Clean English text in double columns, just the odd small blemish (mainly restricted to the... View more info

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Rattlin The Reefer. Edited By The Author Of "Peter Simple."

By: MARRYAT, Frederick [Editor1792-1848] / HOWARD, Edward Grenville George fl.1792-1841.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London: Richard Bentley, new Burlington street: Bell And Bradfute, edinburgh; J. Cumming, Dublin, 1838 . 0:

Seller ID: 42131


A very good original half leather binding. First issued: London, 1836. Written by Edward Howard and edited by Frederick Marryat. 16mo. 6.5" x 4.25" x 1.00" [4pp.]/pp.407/[1p.] . Black calf spine and corners over dark grey cloth covered boards. Hinges carefully strengthened. Smooth spine with gilt banding and bright gilt titles: "Rattlin The Reefer". Original brown endpapers. Frontis and engraved title-page lightly soiled and foxed. The frontispiece is engraved by C. Ma... View more info

The Works Of Peter Pindar, Esq. To Which Are Prefixed Memoirs Of The Author's Life. A New Edition, Revised And Corrected; With A Copious Index. In Five Volumes.

By: PINDAR, Peter [ Pseudonym of John Wolcot 1738-1819 ] .

Price: £140.00

Publisher: London : Printed for J. Walker; J. Robinson, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown; And G. Robinson, Paternoster-Row; And G. Goulding and Co. Soho-square, 1812 . 0:

Seller ID: 44376


A very good 5 volume set in matching full leather bindings. 8vo. 8.75" x 5.50" x 1.25". Brown calf with gilt ruled border. Spines with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, gilt volume number and gilt title: "Works Of Peter Pindar". Top and tail of spine carefully repaired, edges lightly rubbed. Inner gilt dentelles. Blue marbled endpapers and matching page edges. Frontis. portrait of Peter Pindar in Vol.1 signed: "Painted by J. R. Smith&... View more info

Image for Sketches of Young Ladies : In which these interesting members of the animal kingdom are classified, according to their several instincts, habits, and general characteristics. By "Quiz." With six illustrations by "Phiz". Fifth Edition.

Sketches of Young Ladies : In which these interesting members of the animal kingdom are classified, according to their several instincts, habits, and general characteristics. By "Quiz." With six illustrations by "Phiz". Fifth Edition.

By: QUIZ pseud. [i.e. Edward Caswall. 1814-1878 ] / PHIZ (pseud. BROWNE, Hablot Knight 1815-1882).

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London : Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, MDCCCXXXVII [ 1837 ]. 0:

Seller ID: 41961


A very good original 1837 publication with the original illustrated boards. 8vo. 6.25" x 4.25 x 0.25". pp.8/pp.80. with 6 engraved leaves of plates. Blue-green coloured boards, rubbed and soiled. Illustrated front board. Advert for other books by Chapman And Hall (including "A Garland Of Love" ) to the rear board. Carefully rebacked in the recent past. Original yellow endpapers. All engravings present. Clear English text throughout, just the odd light br... View more info

No. 516. Lovell's Library - The Queen of the Air: Being a Study of the Greek Myths of Cloud and Storm

By: RUSKIN, John .

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York: John W. Lovell Company, 14 & 16 Vesey Street, [no date - c. 1890 ? ] . 0:

Seller ID: 36469


Early 19th century paperback. 7" x 4.75" . [2pp.]/pp.130/[4pp.] . Illustrated paper covers, soiled and chipped. Spine with loss, hinges weak, staples rusted. Adverts both before and after the text, clean throughout. Preface dated 1869. G+. John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was an English art critic and social thinker, also remembered as a poet and artist. His essays on art and architecture were extremely influential in the Victorian and Edwardian... View more info

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Accepted Addresses By George Augustus Sala.

By: SALA, George Augustus .

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London: Tinsley Brothers, 18, Catherine Street, Strand, 1862 . 0:

Seller ID: 42578


First edition. A very good half calf binding. [4pp.]/pp.307/[1p. - Adverts] . Green calf spine and corners over marbled boards. Boards lightly rubbed and bumped. Spine with 4 raised bands and leather title label: "Accepted Addresses". Marbled endpapers and matching page edges. Bookplate to the verso of the front board: "Ex Libris Ll, G. Goadby-Griffiths." Light foxing to free-endpapers and title-page, otherwise clean English tet throughout. A very good copy of this scar... View more info

Anecdotes, Observations, and Characters of Books and Men.

By: SPENCE, Rev. Joseph / SINGER, Samuel Weller.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London: John Russell Smith, 1858.:

Seller ID: 43955


Second edition. Collected from the Conversation of Mr Pope, and Other Eminent Persons of His Time by the Rev.Joseph Spence, with Notes and a Life of the Author by Samuel Weller Singer. Library of Old Authors series. Ppxxxii/396/4(publsiher's catalogue), engraved portrait frontispiece edges spotted, remains and shadow of small bookseller's label (H.Cleaver) to front endpapers, pencil notations to rear pastedown. Brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt title to spine, wear to to... View more info

Prayers Written at Vailima. By Robert Louis Stevenson. With an introduction by Mrs. Stevenson.The whole reproduced in colours and gold after the original illuminated drawings by Alberto Sangorski.

By: STEVENSON, Robert Louis

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1928. Fourth Impression. 0:

Seller ID: 42253


A very clean copy with the original dustwrapper. 4to. 10.50" x 8.25" x 0.25" Ivory paper-covered boards. Titles in red, to front board and spine. Printed dustwrapper with a little edge rubbing and small edge tears (Now protected by a removeable clear plastic wrap). Previous owner's name to verso of the front board: "Venetia Winifred Collyer." Clean throughout. Colophon to last leaf: "Here end the Prayers of Robert Louis Stevenson as designed, wri... View more info

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The Virginians. A Tale of the Last Century.

By: THACKERAY, W. M. [William Makepeace Thackeray 1811-1863 ] .

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London; Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1858 / 1859 . 0:

Seller ID: 44519


A very good half leather binding. Two volumes bound as one. 8.5" x 6.0" x 2.25". Octavo, pp.8/pp.382/[2pp]/pp.8/pp.376. Brown calf spine and corners over marbled boards. Edges lightly rubbed. Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments (a little rubbed) and leather title label: "The Virginians." Marbled endpapers and matcing page edges. Second issue of the first edition.: Volume 1 has 'actresses' corrected (p.207), but chapters 47 & 48 are still mis-numbered.... View more info

The Works Of Flavius Josephus. translated by William Whiston, A.M. Professor Of Mathematics In The University Of Cambridge.

By: WHISTON, William .

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London: William P. Nimmo, [ no date - C.1875 ]. 0:

Seller ID: 10261


8vo. 24cm x 15.5cm x 4.5cm . pp.6/684. Engraved portrait frontis by T. Dick. Printed title with engraved vignette of Jerusalem. English text in double columns. Dedication in a contemporary hand to front free-endpaper: "This Book Was subscribed for by friends and presented by Frederick Haisman to Mr. G. Spooner Superintendent of the Dawn of Hope Senior Temple No. 50, On its first anniversary as a token of love and esteem. April 5th 1877." Free endpapers with very ... View more info