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POTTER, John Philips. The moralist; or, essays on the means of Moral Education. Addressed to parents. London. Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington...and J. Parker, 1821. First edition. 12mo. [3], vi-viii, 166pp, [2]. Without half-title. Handsomely bound in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightest of rubbing and marking to extremities. Lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. From the Williams' Library, Cheltenham, with their ink-stamp to FEP. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 16024
[FISHES]. A natural history of fishes. Alnwick. Printed and Sold Wholesale and Retail by W. Davison, c.1815. 12mo. 36pp. With 40 woodcut illustrations in the text. Original publisher's paper wrappers with woodcut pictorial decoration. A clean, crisp, near fine copy. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 14909
HALL, Clara. The shepherd brothers. London. Edward Lacey, [s.d., c.1830s] First edition. 12mo in 6s. 72pp. With engraved frontispiece and three further plates. Original publisher's roan-backed printed paper boards. Spine a little chipped with three small wormholes, a trifle rubbed to extremities, else a handsome copy. Slightly shaken, text block split at pp.24-5. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 14996
AIKIN, John. The calendar of nature. Designed for the instruction and entertainment of young persons. London. Printed for Baldwin and Cradock, 1835. New edition, corrected and much improved. 18mo in 6s. [2], x, 91pp, [5]. With half-title and two terminal advertisement leaves, vignette engraving to title and head of each month within text. A handsome copy in original roan-backed marbled paper boards, gilt. Boards a little faded, slightest of rubbing. Bookseller's label of 'H. Fraser, Greenock' to FEP, gift inscription to head of half-title. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 15174
WANOSTROCHT, N[icolas]. Recueil choisi de traits historiques et de contes moraux: avec la signification des mots en anglois au bas de chaque page. A l'usage des jeunes gens, de l'un et de l'autre sexe, qui veulent apprendre le francois. A Londres [i.e. London]. Chez J. Johnson et al., 1799. Sixieme edition [i.e. sixth edition]. 12mo. viii, 292pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary calf. Extremities rubbed, joints cracked, upper board held by cords only. Ink ownership inscription to verso of FFEP; 'Jane Birkbeck / Lynn / 1800', offsetting to title-page, short tear to margin of Q5, occasional ink-spotting to text, marginal marking. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 16193
MAVOR, William. The british nepos; or, youth's mirror: being select lives of illustrious britons... London. Printed for R. Phillips, 1798. First edition. 12mo. xi, [5], 464pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary sheep. Heavily worn, loss to head and foot of spine, joints cracked with upper board held by cords only. Hinges exposed, ink gift inscription to FEP; 'To / Jane Gurney Junr. / From / Robert Barclay / 1799', without RFEP, occasional light spotting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 16180
[WILSON, Lucy Sarah Atkins]. Bible Scenes; or, sunday employment for very young children. First series. History of joseph. London. Grant and Griffith, Successors to Newbery and Harris, [s.d., c.1850] First edition. 16mo. 30pp, [2]. With a coloured lithographic frontispiece, 11 coloured lithographic plates, and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. A trifle rubbed, some marking, spine sunned. Upper hinge exposed, text-block split at frontispiece, near contemporary ink gift inscriptions to FEP and FFEP, light offsetting and foxing. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 16249
[CHRISTIAN VERSES]. Christian verses for the children. London. Hamilton, Adams and Co., [1862]. 8vo. iv, 92pp, [2]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's maroon buckram, stamped in gilt and blind. A trifle rubbed, light ink-staining to boards spine sunned. Ink-spotting to front endpapers, ownership inscription to FFEP, lightly foxed. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 16241
GLENNIE, Anna Maria. Arthur granville; or, the gifts of god. Addressed to children. London. Printed for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1848. 12mo. 68pp. With a woodcut frontispiece and seven woodcut illustrations in the text. Stitched within original publisher's tan printed paper wraps, woodcut illustration to lower wrap. A trifle dust-soiled, loss to head and foot of spine with some tearing. Light damp-staining to foot of upper wrap and bottom margins of all leaves. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 13274
SHERWOOD, [Mary Martha]. Dudley castle. London. William Darton and Son, c.1832. First edition. 12mo. 108pp. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title. Original publisher's red roan-backed marbled paper boards, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing to spine. Ink gift inscription to verso of frontispiece, light foxing, a fine copy. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 14416
[JUVENILE]. Little Sophy, a true story, for little children. Derby. Printed by and for Henry Mozley, [c.1830]. Second edition, enlarged. 12mo. [5], 6-108pp. With half-title and an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary red half calf, marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed with some surface loss to spine and board edges. Ink inscription 'Emma Sutherland November 1830' to recto of FFEP, heavily foxed throughout. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 11778
BERQUIN, M. [Arnaud]. Pieces Choisies De L'Ami Des Enfans De M. Berquin. A L'Usage Des Ecoles. A Londres. Imprime Par W. Et C. Spilsbury. Pour A. Dulau, 1798. Seconde Edition, Revue et Corrigee. 12mo. [2], iv, [2], 144, 157-240, 243-366pp. With a half-title and engraved frontispiece, and complete despite erratic pagination. Contemporary sheep, gilt ruling to spines. Rubbed with cracking and some loss to joints. Oval-shaped bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP. Occasional light mark to text. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 9585
OLDYS, William. The British Librarian: Exhibiting a compendious review or abstract Of our most Scarce, Useful, and Valuable books in all sciences, as well in manuscript as in print: With many characters, Historical and Critical, of the authors, their antagonists, &c. In a Manner never before attempted And Useful to all readers. With a Complete Index to the Volume. London. Printed for T. Osborne, 1738. First Collected Edition. 8vo. [2], vii, [5], 402pp. Without terminal advertisement leaf. Recent antique style half-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Occasional spotting to title and text, top-edge darkened. Ink inscription of Wm. Palmer to head of FFEP, which has been salvaged from an earlier binding. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 11197