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[ART]. The historic gallery of portraits and paintings; or, biographical review: containing a brief account of the lives of the most celebrated men, in every age and country; and graphic imitations of the finest specimens of the arts; ancient and modern. With remarks, critical and explanatory. London. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, 1807. 8vo. In seven volumes. Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated with over 300 engraved plates. Without one entry and accompanying plate to Vol. V; 'Raphael - The Cartoons'. Handsomely bound by Lubbock of Newcastle in contemporary diced calf, spines richly gilt, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed, slightest of surface loss boards, some light marking. Small marginal paper repair to one leaf of Vol. V, occasional light foxing and offsetting. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 13596
WHITAKER, Thomas Dunham, Rev.. An account of the parish of cartmell. London. Printed by and for Nichols, Son, and Bentley, 1818. First separate edition. Folio. [2], 10pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a further six engraved plates. Bound by Carss of Glasgow in contemporary gilt-stamped brick-red morocco. Extremities rubbed and soiled. Armorial bookplate of Robert Harington to FEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21867
SHAKESPEARE, William. The player's shakespeare: the tragedie of macbeth. [London]. [Ernest Benn Limited], [1923]. Folio. Limited edition of 100 copies signed by Charles Ricketts, Harley Granville-Baker, and Albert Rutherston, of which this is number 83. lix, [1], 84pp, [2]. With 12 illustrated plates by Charles Ricketts. Printed on Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper. Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf in original gilt-stamped oasis morocco, T.E.G. Slight rubbing to extremities. Internally immaculate. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 21868
BUCHAN, John. The king's grace: 1910-1935. London. Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1935. First edition. 8vo. Limited edition of 500 copies signed by the author, of which this is number 31. [2], 285pp, [1]. With a colour photographic portrait frontispiece and 24 leaves of photographic illustrations. Partially unopened in original publisher's white cloth, lettered in gilt, T.E.G., housed in original powder blue card clamshell case. Extremities lightly marked, case rubbed and soiled. Internally immaculate. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21866
SHAW, George Bernard. The complete plays of bernard shaw. London. Constable, 1931. First edition. Quarto. 1131pp. Original publisher's rust-coloured cloth, gilt. A near fine copy in a good only dustwrapper, a trifle worn with some loss and tearing. Cloth binding clean, bright and unworn, with dusty and slightly spotted page edges. Very light foxing to prelims. No previous owner's markings. Inscribed by the author to the title page; 'To Margaret Lang / G. Bernard Shaw / 16th May 1931' with ... More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 6328
WORDSWORTH, William. Select Pieces from the Poems of William Wordsworth. London. James Burns, [1843]. 12mo. [12], 238pp. With decorated borders and numerous illustrated vignettes. Contemporary gilt-tooled polished black calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, contemporary inked gift inscription to half-title. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21871
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. The farmer's boy; a rural poem. London. Printed for Vernor and Hood, 1801. Fifth edition. xxix, [2], 128pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, a further four engraved plates, and several engraved vignettes.

[Uniformly bound with:] BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Rural tales, ballads, and songs. London. Printed for Vernor and Hood, 1802. Second edition. ix, [3], 119pp, [1]. With 12 engraved plates.

[And:] BLOOMFIELD, Robert. The banks of wye; a poem. In Four Books. London. Printed for the author. 1811. First edition. vii, ... More >
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21566
HUNTER, Joseph, Rev.. The Hallamshire glossary. London. William Pickering, 1829. First edition. 8vo. xxviii, 164pp. Original publisher's brown cloth, remnant of printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities worn, significant loss to spine. Contemporary inked ownership inscriptions and later blind-stamp of John Fowles to recto of FFEP, occasional spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21855
[PAUL, John Dean, Sir]. The man of ton, a satire. London. Henry Colburn, 1828. First edition. 8vo. [4], 112, 8pp. With four final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's drab wrappers, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities marked and worn, loss to spine, contemporary inked ownership inscription to upper wrapper. Recent book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, occasional spotting. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 18025
[CALVERLEY, Charles Stuart]. Fly leaves. Cambridge. Deighton, Bell, and Co., 1872. First edition. 8vo. iv, 120pp. Bound by Potter & Sons of York in contemporary half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting, later bookplate of Ronald and Jay Hamilton to REP. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 19068
OUTRAM, George. Legal & other lyrics. London. T. N. Foulis, [1916]. 8vo. [12], 203pp, [5]. With 15 illustrations by Edmund J. Sullivan and two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's brown cloth, lettered in gilt, T.E.G., pictorial dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear, dustwrapper lightly soiled, chipping to head of spine panel. Bookplate of Thomas Birkett to FEP, occasional spotting. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21854
BARTON, Bernard. Poetic vigils. London. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1824. First edition. 8vo. 12, [2], xii, 308pp. With an initial publisher's advertisement catalogue and two final leaves of advertisements. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities worn, upper joint split. Recent bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 19065
DRINKWATER, John. Tides. London. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1917. First trade edition. 8vo. 54pp, [2]. Original publisher's red cloth, printed paper lettering-piece to spine. A trifle rubbed and marked, spine sunned. Occasional light spotting. Presentation copy, inked inscription to verso of half-title: 'To Lord Crewe from John Drinkwater'. With a loosely inserted note-card addressed to Lord Crewe, signed by the author, expressing the hope that the recipient will enjoy the work. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 21473
GREGSON, Matthew. Portfolio, second edition, with additions, of Fragments, relative to the history and antiquities Of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster. Liverpool. Printed by C. A. Worrall, 1824. Second edition. Folio. In three parts. viii, [v]-x, [1], 302 [i.e. 313], [2], cviii pp. With six engraved plates (one of which folding). Contemporary blind-stamped calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, all edges red. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, hinges exposed, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 21661