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English Books - 1801 onwards

KNIGHTLY, Phillip. SIMPSON, Colin. The Secret Lives of Lawrence of Arabia. [London]. Nelson, [1969]. First edition. 8vo. ix, [1], 293pp, [1]. With five plates of black and white photograph. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in blue, pictorial dustwrapper. Very minor shelf-wear, wrapper lightly creased and dust-soiled. From the London reference library of the late Jeremy Wilson (1944-2017), the authorised biographer of Lawrence, with his book-label to FEP and distinctive inked ownership inscription to FFEP above an annotation regarding the publication of the ... More > £ 65.00 Antiquates Ref. 22140
[SCOTT, Walter]. The waverley album: containing fifty-one line engravings to illustrate The Novels and Tales of sir walter scott... London. Published for Charles Heath, [1854]. 12mo. [2], ii, iii, [1], 50 leaves. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, and a further 50 engraved plates. Each plate is accompanied by single leaf bearing upon the recto side a quotation from the novel illustrated. Original publisher's dark brown cloth, lettered in gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title, occasional spotting to plates. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 22085
[BIBLE - English, Authorised Version]. The holy bible, containing the old and new testaments: translated out of The Original Tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by his majesty's special command. Printed to be read in churches . Oxford. Printed at the University Press, by Samuel Collingwood and Co. Printers to the University. Sold by E. Gardner, Oxford Bible Warehouse...London, 1841. 24mo in 12. [1096]pp.

[Bound uniformly with:] [LITURGY - English]. The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments...together with the psalter or psalms of david. Oxford. Printed at the University Press, by Samuel Collingwood and Co. Printers to the University. Sold by E. Gardner, Oxford Bible Warehouse...London, 1840. 24mo in 4s and 8s. [768]pp.

Exquisitely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled scarlet morocco, with double-raised ... More >
£ 3,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 21480
WEBER, Henry. Metrical Romances of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Centuries: Published from Ancient Manuscripts, With an Introduction, Notes, and a Glossary. Edinburgh. Printed By George Ramsay and Company, For Archibald Constable and Co., 1810. First Edition. 8vo. Three volumes. [iii]-lxxxvii, [1], 381, [1]; [4], 451; [4], 459pp, [5]. Finely bound in contemporary diced calf, gilt, by H. Searson, Belfast, with his label to FEP of Vols II-III. Marbled endpapers and edges. A handsome set despite some surface wear to spine and boards, splitting to joints. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 10467
AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and prejudice. London. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1907. xxx, 351pp, [1]. With an illustrated frontispiece, and a further 39 illustrations in the text, by C. E. Brock.

[Uniformly bound with:] AUSTEN, Jane. Sense and sensibility. London Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1905. xvi, 341pp, [1]. With an illustrated frontispiece, and a further 39 illustrations in the text, by Hugh Thomson.

[And:] AUSTEN, Jane. Emma. London Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1904. xviii, 436pp, [2]. With ... More >
£ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21159
ELIOT, George. Romola. London. Smith, Elder, and Co., 1880. Quarto. Limited edition, number 106 of 1,000 copies. In two volumes. x, [2], 396, [2]; xi, [1], 403pp, [1]. With occasional vignettes and 12 engraved plates after Frederick Leighton, printed on India paper and mounted on heavy stock. Exquisitely bound by Riviere & Son in contemporary gilt-tooled red crushed morocco, dark green inlays to boards and spine compartments, T.E.G. Slightest of shelf-wear. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates ... More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21479
SHAKESPEARE, William. The dramatic works of william shakespeare: with explanatory notes... London. Printed for John Stockdale et al., 1807. Quarto. In two volumes. [20], 541; [3], 544-1079pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary gilt-tooled red straight-grain morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and sunned. Near contemporary inked inscriptions to versos of both FFEPs: 'Francis Clerke / 1815 / Given by the library belonging to the foundation / at the / Charter House, neat paper repair to upper corner of Vol. II title page, ... More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 21666
SOUTHEY, Robert. The Life of Nelson. London. Printed for John Murray, 1813. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. viii, 253, [3]; viii, 280pp. With three final pages of publisher's advertisements to both volumes, an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I, and a plate of facsimile signatures to Vol. II. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Lightly rubbed, spines a trifle sunned. Twentieth-century inked ownership inscription of Owen Goddard to FFEP of Vol. I, contemporary inked ownership inscriptions ... More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 20890
LAWRENCE, T.E.. Revolt in the desert. London. Jonathan Cape 30 Bedford Square, 1927. First English edition (Limited edition, no. 63/300). Quarto. [2], 445pp, [1]. With half-title/limitation, coloured frontispiece portrait of Lawrence, eighteen further illustrations, nine of which are coloured, and a large folding map to rear. Original publisher's brown quarter-pigskin over sand-coloured buckram boards, gilt. Dustwrapper. T.E.G., others uncut. A remarkably preserved copy, with only the slightest of shelf-wear externally, bookplate (a skull with the initials PMF) and slight marking to FEP, else fine. Dustwrapper (correctly ... More > £ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 22016
SUMMERS, Montague. The werewolf. London. Keegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1933. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 307pp, [1]. With eight plates. Original publisher's turquoise cloth, gilt, with original dustwrapper (showing a price of 15s, net). Some browning to text block, and wear/browning to wrapper, especially at the extremities, and spine. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 22014
LIDDELL HART, [Basil]. 'T. E. Lawrence' In Arabia and After. London. Jonathan Cape, 1935. First edition, fifth impression. 8vo. [2], 491pp, [11]. With 12 black and white photographic plates, nine maps (five folding). Original publisher's maroon cloth, lettered in yellow, printed paper dustwrapper. Very light shelf-wear, chipping, tearing, and marking to dustwrapper, with tape repairs to verso. Contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22041
LAWRENCE, T. E.. The mint. London. Jonathan Cape, [1973]. 8vo. 205pp, [1]. With a portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's brown cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Very minor shelf-wear, some spotting to dustwrapper. Publisher's review request slip pasted to FEP. From the library of the late Jeremy Wilson (1944-2017), the authorised biographer of Lawrence, with his distinctive inked ownership inscription to FFEP. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22042
LAWRENCE, T. E.. Seven pillars of wisdom: a trumph. London. Jonathan Cape, [1940]. Fifth English edition. 8vo. 700pp. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Minor shelf-wear. Endpapers browned, booksellers ticket to FEP. From the library of the late Jeremy Wilson (1944-2017), the authorised biographer of Lawrence, with his distinctive inked ownership inscription to FFEP. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22045
FORSTER, E. M.. Two cheers for democracy. London. Edward Arnold & Co., [1951]. First edition. 8vo. 371pp, [1]. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. Very minor shelf-wear. Contemporary inked gift inscription to recto of FFEP, occasional spotting. From the library of the late Jeremy Wilson (1944-2017), the authorised biographer of Lawrence, with his 'J. M. Wilson' bookplate to FEP and distinctive inked ownership inscription to head of FFEP. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22044
LAWRENCE, T. E.. Seven pillars of wisdom a triumph. Stockholm. The Continental Book Company AB, 1946. Fifth edition, eighth impression. 8vo. 700pp. With fourteenth illustrations and four maps. Original publisher's buff cloth. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22038