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MASON, William. Carattaco poema drammatico scritto sul modello della tragedia greca antica da guglielmo mason ec. ec. Dall' inglese recato in verso italiano da t. j. mathias. Napoli [i.e. Naples]. Da' Torchi di Agnelo Nobile, 1823. 8vo. xx, 133pp, [3]. Uncut in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Extremities dust-soiled and a trifle marked, loss to head and foot of spine. Lightly foxed internally. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title by translator Thomas James Mathias; 'Dall' Autore'. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 16128
[BARBOUR, John]. The Brus. From a collation of the Cambridge and Edinburgh Manuscripts. Aberdeen. Printed for the Spalding Club, 1856. First edition. Quarto. xliv, 524pp. With half-title. Title in red and black. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, recently rebacked with original spine laid-down, lettered in gilt. Slight wear to boards, discolouration, loss and marking to original spine. Pencil ownership inscription of 'Marley Denwood' to head of title, with his occasional pencil annotations throughout, lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 11351
MOORE, Thomas. The loves of the angels, A Poem. London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823. First edition. 8vo. x, 148pp. With an additional engraved title-page, and three engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, richly tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Rubbed and discoloured. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership of 'George Smith 1848' to recto of front blank fly-leaf, repeated in part to head of title-page, plates foxed, occasional spotting. With two A.L.S. loosely inserted. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 13167
COLERIDGE, Hartley. Poems. Vol I. [all published]. Leeds. Published by F.E. Bindley, 1833. First edition, first issue. 8vo. viii, 144, [2], 145-157pp, [3]. The first issue, with 'Vol I.' to title. Uncut in original publisher's cloth backed paper boards, neatly re-backed with original spine laid down, remains of printed lettering-piece. Rubbed to extremities, one or two quires loosening. Within later folding box and slipcase. Henry Nelson Coleridge's copy, with his ink inscription 'H.N. Coleridge Hampstead 1833' to head of title and a manuscript ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 14391
WEDDERBURN, John. [DALRYMPLE, David. Lord Hailes]. A specimen of a book, intituled, ane compendious booke, of godly and spiritual sangs, collectit out of sundrie partes of the scripture, with Sundrie of other Ballate changed out of prophane sanges, for avoyding of sinne and harlotrie... Edinburgh. Printed by W. Ruddiman, J. Richardson, and Company, 1765. First edition. 8vo in 4s. [2], 46pp. Printed on thick paper. Finely bound in later brown crushed half-morocco, gilt, marbled boards, by Ramage. Slight fading to spine, else a fine copy. T.E.G, others uncut, with original stab stitching holes visible to gutter margin. With manuscript additions in a contemporary hand to E2-3 to five expurgated lines of text. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 18537
POPE, Alexander. The rape of the lock, an heroi-comical poem...adorned with plates. London. Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for F.J. Du Roveray..., 1801. 8vo. xxix, 79pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece and five further engraved plates. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco, gilt. A.E.G. Rubbed, slight spotting to plates, light offsetting. Franklin D. Roosevelt's copy, with his ink inscription 'Franklin D. Roosevelt Hyde Park from Aunt Corinne' and the bookplate of Isabelle Fleming, with a further pencilled inscription pointing to this: 'a descendent of Pochontas and from her intellectual descendent to ... More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 18844
K. L. H. [HOARE, Katherine Louisa Hart]. Verses. Bedford. The Beds. Times Publishing Co., Ltd., 1914. First edition. 8vo. 76pp, [4]. Uncut in original publisher's drab wrappers, lettered in black. Very lightly marked, spine sunned. Recent bookplate of R. C. Fiske to verso to upper wrapper, foxed. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'C. M. H. from K. L. H., Christmas 1914'. With five loosely inserted contemporary leaves of manuscript verse initialed by the author, a later (1921) printed single leaf poem, ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20812
GRANT, Joan. Winged pharaoh. London. Arthur Baker Ltd., 1937. First edition. 8vo. x, [2], 382pp. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. Extremities rubbed, spine sunned, a trifle cocked. Hinges exposed, endpapers browned. Ink-stamp of the Officers Mess Library R.A.F. Catfoss to title page alongside pasted down manuscript receipt recording the sale of the book to Reginald Sims, with inked ownership inscription of Sims to recto of FFEP. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21234
MASON, A[braham] J[ohn]. Poetical essays. London. Printed for the Author, by W. Scars...and sold by T. Boys, 1822. First edition. 8vo. [8], 111pp, [1]. With 11 engraved illustrations in the text (including title page vignette), executed by the author, after designs by John Thurston, and a list of subscribers. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind, recently rebacked, marbled edges. Boards heavily rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, inked ownership inscriptions of Andrew Fletcher Salton to verso of FFEP and head ... More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 18026
[CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY]. Cambridge prize poems: being a complete collection of the english poems which have obtained the chancellor's gold medal in the university of cambridge. London. Printed for T. and J. Allman, 1819. Second edition. 12mo. [6], 205pp, [3]. Title in red and black. With three final publisher's advertisement leaves. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities worn and marked, joints split, lower board and spine cracked, loss to head and foot, lettering-piece chipped. Foxed. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21246
MORTON, Thomas. Speed the plough: a comedy, in five acts... London. Printed by A. Strahan...for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1800. Fifth edition. 8vo. 94pp, [2]. A reissue of the first edition with the title page partially reset. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Recent burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly dust-soiled and browned internally. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 19461
PERCY, Thomas. Reliques of ancient english poetry: consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, and other pieces of our earlier poets; together with some few of later date. London. L. A. Lewis, 1839. New edition. 8vo. In three volumes. cx, [2], 376; vii, [1], 423, [1]; vii, [1], 423, [1], 4pp. With half-titles, title pages printed in red and black, with two final advertisement leaves to Vol. III. Original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. A trifle rubbed and marked, slight chipping to lettering-pieces. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 20936
JUVENAL. PERSIUS. D. junii juvenalis aquinatis satirae XVI...quibus adjectae sunt, a. persii flacci satirae... Glasguae [i.e. Glasgow]. Excudebant Andreas et Joannes M. Duncan, Academiae typographi, 1825. 8vo. In two volumes. clx, 419pp, [1]; 733, [1], 2pp. With half-titles to both Vols., an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title page to Vol. I, and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements to Vol. II. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled green half-morocco, marbled paper boards, marbled edges. Extremities lightly rubbed, Marbled endpapers, offsetting to title page of Vol. I, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 21187
[SCOTT, Walter]. Waverley; or, 'tis sixty years since. Edinburgh. Printed by James Ballantyne and Co., 1814. Second edition. 12mo. In three volumes. [4], 358; [4], 370, [2]; [4], 371pp, [1]. With half-titles. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Inked ownership inscriptions to title pages, loss to margins of leaves A11-12 and H5 of Vol. II, lightly spotted. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 20190
HAYLEY, William. The triumphs of temper; a poem. In six cantos. London. Printed for J. Dodsley, 1781. Second edition. Quarto. xii, 166pp. With a half-title. Without final advertisement leaf. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities worn, joints split, boards held by cords only, loss to head and foot of spine, lettering-piece, and bumped corners. Inked gift inscription to half-title: ' Miss Patison / from / Margaret Pringle 1789 / Leith Links', lightly spotted. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21052