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PETER LOVE-LAUGHTER. The new fun-box broke open: or, a diverting selection of droll stories, Queer Adventures, wise sayings, irish bulls, strange whims, and original jests. London. Printed and sold by Dean and Munday, [1822]. 8vo. [3], 6-30pp. The pagination would suggest the absence of an initial leaf or frontispiece, or perhaps of the work having been issued in wrappers, with the upper panel included as a part of the text; the paucity of detailed records for the publication make it difficult to substantiate what, if indeed anything, is wanting. Uncut. Stitched, as issued. A trifle dust-soiled, spotted and browned, some ... More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 20428
LATHAM, R[obert] G[ordon]. The english language. London. Printed for Taylor and Walton, 1848. Second edition. 8vo. xl, 581pp, [1]. Contemporary diced calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Inked ownership inscriptions of the Earl of Lovelace, ink library stamps and blind stamps of Ben Damph Forest and East Horsely Tower. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 20795
LONGINUS, [Cassius] Dionysius. Dionysiou Longinou rhetoros Peri hypsous logou biblion. Dionysii Longini rhetoris præstantissimi liber De grandi loquentia sive sublimi dicendi genere Latine redditus hypo thesesi synoptikais et ad oram notationibus aliquot illustratus. Edendum curavit et notarum insuper auctarium adjunxit. G.L. Cum indice. Oxonii [i.e. Oxford]. Impensis Gulielmi Webb, 1638. 8vo. [42], 176, [2], 117pp, [3]. First seven words of title and 'hypo thesesi synoptikais' transliterated from the Greek. Parallel Latin and Greek text. Without the index (gathering Z) and the folding table. First and final leaves are blank. Contemporary blind-stamped vellum, later contrasting black calf lettering-pieces. Extremities discoloured, lightly rubbed, and bumped. Manuscript annotations to FFEP, occasional underlining, title page a trifle stained, else internally ... More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 19555
TOCQUOT, J. F.. The royal pocket dictionary, french and english, and english and french; containing the signification of words in all their different acceptations; the terms of arts, sciences, and trades. The whole extracted from the best writers french and english... London. Printed [by T. Curson] for Jos. Johnson et al., 1808. New edition. 8vo. [4], viii, [524]pp. With a French title on the verso of the initial leaf. Contemporary panelled burgundy straight-grain morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Slight shaving to lower margins of leaves K3-6 and L3-6, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 16971
NARES, R[obert]. Elements of orthoepy: Containing a Distinct View of the whole analogy of the english language; so far as it relates to Pronunciation, Accent, and Quantity. London. Printed for T. Payne and Son, 1784. First edition. 8vo. xxvi, [2], 372pp, [44].Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed, top compartment chipped and scored. Marbled endpapers, later book-label of H. J. L. Neale to FEP, pasted over contemporary armorial bookplate, and above the recent book-label of Eric Gerald Stanley, contemporary inked ownership inscription to title page, light damp-staining to head of all leaves at gutter, paper repairs to lowers corners of leaves ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20316
TARVER, J[ohn] C[harles]. Dictionnaire des verbes francais: or, a dictionary of french verbs... London. Printed for John Souter, 1821. First London edition. 8vo. lix, [1], 277pp, [2]. With a final leaf of errata. Uncut in original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities worn and marked, some surface loss, splitting to joints, naive inked illustration to upper board, corners bumped. Pen-trials and illustrations to front endpapers, occasional light spotting. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 18510
[VIRGIL]. Clavis Virgiliana: or, a vocabulary Of all the words in virgil's Bucolics, Georgics, and Aeneid...For the Use of schools, And the Improvement of those who have made but a small Progress in the Knowledge of the Latin Tongue. London. Printed for T. Astley, 1742. First edition. 8vo. [4], 191pp, [1]. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep. Extremities worn, some surface loss, small holes to spine, boards a trifle bowed. Slight damp-staining to lower margins, occasional short tears/holes to gutter. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 16215
PERRIN, Jean. Fables amusantes: avec Une Table Generale & Particuliere des mots, & de leur Signification en Anglois, Selon l'Ordre des Fables, Pour en rendre la Traduction plus facile a l'Ecolier. A Londres [i.e. London]. Chez B. Law...T. Cadell...P. Elmsly, 1781. Troisieme edition [i.e. third edition]. 12mo. xvi, 220pp, [4]. With an engraved frontispiece and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, some surface loss to boards, loss to head and foot of spine. Early inked ownership inscription to FEP, several gatherings protruding slightly from text-block. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 17453
SWIFT, [Jonathan]. The right of precedence between Physicians and Civilians Enquir'd into. [London]. Printed at Dublin in the Year 1720; and Reprinted at London for J. Roberts, [1720?]. Second edition. 8vo. 32pp. With a half-title. Recent calf-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription of Isaac Atkinson to head of half-title, contemporary inked ownership inscription of Ed. Chaloner to first page of text, leaves lightly browned, occasional spotting, chipping to margins of final leaf. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19209
[PIRCKHEIMER, Willibald et al.]. Dissertationum Ludicrarum et Amoenitatum, Scriptores varii. Lugd. Batavor [i.e. Leiden]. Apud Franciscos Hegerum & Hackium, 1638. 12mo. 7, [1], 528, [1] 556-567, [5], 531-552pp. Partially misbound. With an engraved title-page. Later gilt-ruled red morocco. Extremities a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of James Whatman to FEP, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of FFEP, leaves lightly browned, occasional spotting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19247
[EPIGRAMS]. New joe miller; or, the tickler, containing five hundred good things, many of which are original, and the others selected from the best authors. London. Printed [by S. Gosnell] for James Ridgway, 1800. First edition. 12mo. [4], 212pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities worn, joints split, loss to head and foot of spine, some surface loss to boards. Late nineteenth-century inked ownership inscription and twentieth-century newspaper clipping to FEP, without front free-endpaper, offsetting to title-page, occasional loss/chipping to upper margins. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 17572
COYKENDELL, Frederick. Arthur rackham: a list of books illustrated by him...with an introductory note by martin birnbaum. [New York]. Privately Printed [at the Printing House of William Edwin Rudge], 1922. First edition. 8vo. Limited edition, one of 175 copies printed. [6], 22pp, [2]. With a half-title, a portrait frontispiece, and two headpieces designed by Rackham - the second of which previously unpublished. Partially unopened in original publisher's tan paper boards, lettered in gilt, glassine dustwrapper. Extremities a trifle toned, dustwrapper sunned. Internally immaculate. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf; 'To Leslie Chaundy / with ... More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 18766
DIDEROT, Denis. D'ALEMBERT, Denis. Select essays from the encyclopedy, being the most curious, entertaining, and instructive parts of that very extensive work, written by Mallet, Diderot, D'Alembert, and Others, the Most Celebrated Writers of the Age. London. Printed for Samuel Leacroft, 1772. First edition. 8vo. [4], iv, [2], 372pp. With half-title. Nineteenth-century maroon roan, gilt, titled to upper board. Marbled endpapers, with the later book-label of 'Iain J.A.S. Woolley' to FEP, pencilled inscription of the same owner to blank fly-leaf. Slightly rubbed, a little chipped to joints at head of spine. Marginal paper flaw to F1. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 18295