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Letters to Richard Heber, Esq. Containing Critical Remarks on the Series of Novels Beginning with "Waverley" and an Attempt to Ascertain Their Author.

By: Anonymous (John L. Adolphus)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London: printed For Rodwell And Martin, Bond-Street, 1821 . 0:

Seller ID: 45168


First edition. 8vo. 210mm x 135mm x 20mm. pp. 255/[1p. - Colophon London: Printed By Thomas Davison, Whitefriars.] . Contemporary quarter green cloth over marbled boards. Edges rubbed and bumped. Hinges cracked, but boards firmly attached. Bookplate to verso of the front board: "Ex Libris Ed. Wilding". Half title present. Clear English text. Sporadic foxing throughout. G+ ** "This work was published anonymously by John Leycester Adolphus (1795-1862), an English lawyer and author. He discusses the authorship of the then anonymous Waverley novels, and concludes that they were writte... View more info

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 Hall, Baron Wavertree". Clean text throughout. A very good set with an excellent pedigree! Vol. I.: pp.32/pp.501; Vol. II.... 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 Canterbury Tales of Chaucer. To which are added an essay on his language and versification, and an introductory discourse, together with notes and a glossary. By Thomas Tyrwhitt, F.R.S. With Memoir... by the Rev. George Gilfillan .

By: CHAUCER, Geoffrey / GILFILLAN, George (1813-1878) / TYRWHITT, Thomas (1730-1786).

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Edinburgh : James Nichol. London: James Nisbet & Co. Dublin: W. Robertson M.DCCC.LX. [1860] 0:

Seller ID: 44646


A very good 3 volume set. In matching full leather bindings. 8vo. 22.0cm x 14.0cm x 3.0cm [ 8.75" x5.5" x 1.25" ]. Polished tan calf with gilt fillet border, just a few scuffs or blemishes. Hinges carefully strengthened. Matching spines with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments (rubbed) and contrasting leather title and volume numbers. Top and tail of spines carefully strengthened. Marbled page edges and matching endpapers. Armorial bookplate to the verso of each front board: "Charles George Heathcote". Plus a further large bookplate to each front endpaper: "Ex ... 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 Libris Aluredi Vaughan Paton..." Dated 1923, designed by; "A. G. Law Samson Del.", and engraved by; "Lyon Court... 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, son of Nathan Drake, an artist, was born at York. Drake was apprenticed to a doctor in York in 1780, and in 1786 proceeded to E... 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

Institutions: Or, Advice To His Grandson. In Three Parts. By William Higford, Esq.

By: HIGFORD, William (1581?–1657) .

Price: £180.00

Publisher: [London, Re-printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Cleveland-Row, St. James's, 1818] . 0:

Seller ID: 44701


Scarce privately printed book in a very good contemporary leather binding. 8vo. 7.5" x 5.0" x 0.5". pp.15/pp.104 . Tan full calf binding. Edges and hinges carefully strengthened. Spine with 5 raised bands and old black leather title label: "Institutions". All page edges gilt. Inner gilt dentelles. Engraved frontis: Coat of arms for Lieut General Burr." Colophon to verso of the title-page and to the last page: "London, Re-printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Cleveland-Row, St. James's, 1818." Clear English text. Light intermittent foxing throughout, and 2 pages with i... View more info

The Maiden & Married Life Of Mary Powell (Afterwards Mistress Milton) And The Sequel Thereto Deborah's Diary.

By: MANNING, Anne [ 1807-1879 ] .

Price: £86.00

Publisher: London: Printed for Hall, Virtue, & Co., at 25, Paternoster Row, [ no date c. 1851 ] . 0:

Seller ID: 44901


A very good full leather binding. 8vo. 7.52 x 5.0" x 1.25". pp.4/pp.271/[1p. - Colophon]. Black morocco over bevelled boards. Rubbed gilt decoration to both boards and spine. All page edges bright gilt. Patterned endpapers. Frontis of the Milton coat of arms. Title in red & black. All pages within ruled border. Ends with colophon: "London: Printed By Richard Clay." Fictional biography of Mary Powell who became the wife of John Milton, by Anne Manning. First published in Sharpe's magazine, 1849. View more info

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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 margins). Illustrated with full-page plates as well as engravings within the text. A scarce collection of books printed by W... 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. Marr after J. Cawse, and dated 1838. Followed by printed title. Clean English text throughout, ending with colophon to the vers... View more info

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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 brown spot or small blemish. A well preserved little book. ** Charles Dickens was born in 1812 near Portsmouth where his fathe... 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 eras." - See Wikipedia 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 scare book. ** "George Augustus Henry Sala (24 November 1828 – 8 December 1895), was a journalist associated with Charles Dic... 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 top and tail of spine. G+. 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, written out and illuminated by Alberto Sangorski; reproduced for messrs chatto & Windus, who publish the volume at St. Martin's ... 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 light foxing. Aeg. Contemporary crimson half-leather over crimson boards. Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartme... View more info

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The Young Lady's Book: A Manual of Elegant Recreations, Exercises, and Pursuits.

By: [ CRUIKSHANK, George ] .

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London: Vizetelly, Branston And Co. Fleet Street, MDCCCXXIX [ 1829 ] . 0:

Seller ID: 45205


A very good contemporary half leather binding by "Cary" of Wakefield. 12mo. 17.2cm x 11.0cm x 3.4cm. [6pp.]/pp.9 - 504/[2pp. - L'Adieu, with colophon to verso] . Maroon calf to spine and corners, over marbled boards. Hinges carefully repaired. Spine dulled with gilt title ad publication date. All page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Binder's stamp to base of front endpaper: "Cary, Binder, Wakefield". Added title-page has lettering and ornamental frame printed in gold on coated paper. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title-page in gilt on lacquered paper, six full-... View more info

The Fudger Fudged; or, the devil and T***y M***e. M.DCCC.LXXXVIII. By the editor of the New Whig guide.

By: [ PALMERSTON, Henry John Temple Viscount 1784-1865 ] .

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London: Printed For William Wright, 46, fleet Street,1819 . 0:

Seller ID: 44900


A very good 19th century booklet. 12mo. 6.5" x 4.0" .[2pp.]/pp.62/[2pp.] . Marbled paper covers. Book plate to verso of the front cover: "Ex Libris Peter & Margery Morris". (By Faskally). Title page in red and black, with an engraving of the "Devil and Tommy Moore". Clear text throughout. Halkett and Laing attributes the editorship of the New Whig guide to Henry John Temple, viscount Palmerston. T***y M***e is Thomas Moore. View more info