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BUCHAN, John. Sir Walter Raleigh. London. Thomas Nelson and Sons, [1911]. First edition. Quarto. [2], 236, 4pp. With a colour frontispiece, one further colour plate, numerous illustrations in the text by Gabriel Gifford, and two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's gilt-stamped cream cloth, colour portrait pasted to upper board. Marked and a trfile rubbed, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to half-title: 'Gerald / with love from / John / Nov: 1911'. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 23473
TREVELYAN, R. C.. Poems and fables. London. Printed and published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf, 1925. First edition. 8vo. 23pp, [1]. Original publisher's marbled paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Extremities rubbed, chipping to spine. Scattered foxing. Contemporary ownership inscription of Italian-born British poet and civil servant Humbert Wolfe (1885-1940) to recto of FFEP. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 24170
JARROLD, T[homas]. An enquiry into the causes of the Curvature of the Spine, with suggestions as to the best means of preventing, or when formed, of removing the lateral curvature. London. Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Co. et al., [1823]. First edition. 8vo. xxii, 147pp, [3]. With two engraved plates. Errata slip pasted to FEP. Original publisher's drab boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed and a trifle marked, chipping to head and foot of spine. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to half-title: 'J. Rymer Esq. / with the respects / of the Author'. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 17388
GRAVES, Robert. PODRO, Joshua. The nazarene gospel by robert graves and joshua podro: Being part III (text only) of their nazarene gospel restored. London. Cassell and Company, 1955. First edition. 8vo. xii, 175pp, [1]. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Very minor shelf-wear, dustwrapper dulled and sunned. Internally immaculate, A near fine copy. Inked inscription to FFEP: 'To Leanne and Frank / with love / Joshua / 3 March 1955'. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23465
COMRIE, L[eslie] J[ohn]. Scientific computing service. London. L. J. Comrie, [1937]. First edition. 8vo. 8pp. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's printed wrappers. A trifle creased, inked ownership inscription to head of upper wrapper. Book-label of Erwin Tomash to verso of upper wrapper. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 22398
[METHODISM]. J. M.. A history of methodism in coleraine, from its introduction till about the year 1820; with Notices of Many of the Early Methodists, and numerous extracts from the mms. journals of john galt, Esq., late of coleraine. Coleraine. Printed by William M'Murdy, [1870]. First edition. 8vo. [2], ii, 35pp, [1]. Original publisher's printed powder blue wrappers. Extremities worn, marked, and chipped, without spine panel, struck through inked inscription to foot of upper panel. Occasional spotting, single inked correction to text, inked numerals to margins of p.3. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 16857
CULLUM, R. [compiler]. The Addresses, Speeches, squibs, songs, &c. which were circulated during the recent general election of members for the city of exeter, and county of devon; together with those published at the contested election in 1816... Exeter. Printed at the General-Printing-Office, by R. Cullum, 1818. First edition. 12mo. [2], ii, [1], 6-415pp, [1]. Later red half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Upper hinge exposed, armorial bookplate of English barrister Sir Trehawke Herbert Kekewich (1851-1932) and later ticket of Exeter Rare Books to FEP, without FFEP, adhesive residue to gutter of title page, closed tear to gutter of leaf A1, slight loss to margin of leaf E1 (clipping text without ... More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 24090
KENNEDY, John F.. Why England Slept. London. Hutchinson & Co., [1940]. First U.K. edition. 8vo. xxiii, [3], 37-256, 40pp. With a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black, pictorial dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed and marked, chipping and creasing to price-clipped dustwrapper, some loss to head and foot. Endpapers browned. More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 23566
[BURTON, Richard Francis]. The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi: translated and annotated by his friend and pupil F. B. Portland, Maine. Thomas B. Mosher, 1923. 8vo. xv, [1], 124pp, [2]. With a portrait frontispiece. Title in red and black. Bound by Belgian binder Jules Karel Van West (1889-1968) in contemporary brown half-morocco, marbled boards, contrasting green morocco lettering pieces, T.E.G. Marbled endpapers. Later inked gift inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf. Original publisher's paper lettering-pieces pasted to stubs at rear. A fine copy. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23943
BARRY, George, Rev.. The history of the Orkney Islands: in which is comprehended an account of their present as well as their ancient state; together with the advantages they possess for several branches of industry, and the means by which they may be improved. Edinburgh. Printed for the Author by D. Willison, 1805. First edition. Quarto. viii, 509pp, [3]. With an engraved folding map and 11 engraved plates. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, tooled and lettered in gilt. Very minor shelf-wear. Ink library stamp to title page, foxed, occasional offsetting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23297