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English Books - 1801 onwards

DOWSON, Ernest. Memoirs of Cardinal Dubois. London. Leonard Smithers and Co., 1899. 8vo. In two volumes. xvi, 282; viii, 268pp. With a half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Partially uncut in contemporary navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, T.E.G., gilt. Spines slightly sunned, light surface wear. Marbled endpapers, bookplates of Marion C. Walker to both FEPs, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 13367
DESCLOZEAUX, Adrien. Gabrielle d'Estrees. London. Arthur Humphreys, 1907. First English edition. 8vo. vi, 330pp. With half-title. Title in red and black. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's cream cloth backed blue paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Some browning and dust-soiling to extremities. Internally clean and crisp but for the occasional spot of foxing. From The Royal Library Historical Series. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 13384
[HEAD, Francis Bond]. A faggot of French sticks. London. John Murray, 1852. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. viii, [1], 10-463, [1]; iv, [1], 6-455pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in contemporary calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Slight rubbing and some spots of soiling to extremities. Marbled endpapers and edges, sporadic foxing, armorial bookplates of Wm. Webb Hayward to both FEPs. From the library of Hugh Selbourne, with small ink-stamps to verso of title and occasionally to margins. More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 13383
PAGE, William Bousfield. The excision of the os calcis, in incurable disease of that bone, as a substitute for amputation of the foot. With a case. [From Volume XXXIII of the 'Medico-Chirurgical Transactions,' published by the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London. London. C. and J. Adlard, 1850. First edition, thus. 8vo. 6pp. With an engraved illustration of a foot in the text. Original publisher's tan paper wraps. Some discolouration and soiling to cover. Slight creasing to leaves with the odd spot of foxing. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 12006
GRANT, Mrs. Poems on various subjects. Edinburgh. Printed for the Author by J. Moir, 1803. First edition. 8vo. 447pp. With a list of subscribers. Uncut in recent calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 11594
RUSKIN, John. Hortus inclusus. Messages from the wood to the garden, sent in happy days to the sister ladies of the Thwaite, Coniston, by their thankful friend. Orpington, Kent. George Allen, 1887. First edition. 8vo. One of 250 large paper copies. 172pp. With half-title. Attractively bound by Zaehnsdorf in contemporary vellum, contrasting green lettering-pieces, gilt, T.E.G., marbled endpapers. A near fine copy with only very minor wear and discolouration to extremities. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 12319
[BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE]. Address by Sir Henry E. Roscoe. Manchester. Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. First edition. 8vo. 27pp. [Bound with:] Address to the mathematical and physical section of the British Association, by Sir Robert S. Ball..., Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 11pp. [And:] Address to the chemical section of the British Association. By Edward Schuch..., Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 12pp. [And:] Address to the geological section of the British Association, by Henry Woodward...,Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and ... More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 12906
DONN, James. PURSH, Frederick. Hortus Cantabrigiensis; or, a catalogue of plants indigenous and exotic. London. Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor, for White, Cochrange, and Co..., 1815. Eighth edition. 8vo in 4s. [4], 355pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in contemporary speckled calf. Neat repair to lower joint at base of spine, very slightest of rubbing to extremities, else a fine copy. With the armorial bookplate of S.F. Granad, with motto 'Time Tryeth Truth', ink inscription of the same to head of title/p.9, and small pin-prick book-stamp to title and initial leaves of text. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 11561
GOODMAN, Walter. The Keeleys on the stage and at home. London. Richard Bentley and Son, 1895. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 357pp, [1]. With two portrait engravings from photographs, one as frontispiece and one plate, depicting Mary Anne Keeley and Fanny Stirling respectively, and a further 16 plates of black and white illustrations. Original publisher's green cloth with gilt device and lettering, decorated endpapers. Lightly rubbed, slight loss to foot of spine with spots of soiling in places. Bookplate of R.G.E. Sandback to FEP. Occasional ... More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 11772
BROWN, C. R. (Editor). Scottish Annual 1859. Edinburgh. A. & C. Black, 1859. First edition. 8vo. viii, 412pp. With an illustrated decorative title page and and engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's blind stamped, pebbled green cloth, richly gilt, A.E.G., yellow tinted endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, spine a trifle sunned. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, with ink inscription of 'Samuel Loverly, With the Editors Complts. Xmas 1858' to recto of FFEP, with further later inscriptions in ink and pencil to ... More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 12027
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Last poems. London. Chapman and Hall, 1862. Second edition. 8vo. xi, [1], 142pp, [2]. With a half-title. Original publisher's blind-stamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed, spine sunned, corners bumped. Upper hinge cracked with board working loose, later ink inscription to head of half-title, occasional chipping to top margins. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 13035
ORCZY, Baroness. 'Skin O'My Tooth' His Memoirs, by his Confidential Clerk. London. Hodder and Stoughton, [1928]. First edition. 8vo. 307pp, [8] publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's light blue cloth, lettered in black, dustwrapper. Very minor rubbing to extremities, slight bubbling of cloth to boards, light browning to head and foot of spine, wrapper extensively sympathetically restored and a trifle creased and dust soiled. A little browning to blank endpapers, occasional spot of mild foxing in places, overall internally clean and crisp. A very good copy, ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 11108
CORBET, Henry. Tales and traits of sporting life. London. Rogerson and Tuxford, 1864. First edition. 8vo. [8], 202pp. With half-title and an extra engraved title with hand-coloured vignette. Lacking frontispiece. Original publisher's black buckram, lettered in gilt. Very slight wear to extremities. Hinges cracked, very short closed tears to gutter margins of additional title and title, leaves toned with occasional foxing. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 13008
[NAVAL]. The naval and military magazine Vol I[-II]. London. T. Clerc Smith, 1827. Second Edition. 8vo. First two volumes only. viii, 672pp. [3], 722pp. With an engraved frontispiece to Vol. I one depicting 'The Duke of York, Commander in Chief' and an engraved plate to Vol. II showing 'His Royal Highness the Lord High Admiral'. Later blue cloth, lettered in gilt to spines. Marginal tears to Vol, I at p.179-180, p.381-382, p.389-390 - in no instance touching text, browning to titles ... More > £ 225.00 Antiquates Ref. 12195