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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
WIST, Ki. ADIE. Nos quatre 9 libres d'Amour. Bruxelles [i.e. Brussels]. Editions Henriquez, 1964. First edition. 8vo. 1 of 45 copies printed. [22]pp. Leaves loosely inserted into original publisher's pictorial wrappers. Lightly damp-stained. Presentation copy, inked inscription to front blank fly-leaf: 'Un joyeux Noel 1969 / A Monsieur & Madame / Charles - / Tres cordialements / Ki Wist / Adie'. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24168
GENIN, Auguste. Poemes azteques. Mexico. Bibliotheque de Courrier du Mexique et de l'Europe, 1907. Deuxieme edition [i.e. second edition]. 8vo. [6], iv, 255pp. Contemporary straight-grain half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, T.E.G. Minor shelf-wear, spine sunned. Decorated endpapers, armorial bookplate of Annie Cowdray to FEP, internally immaculate. Presentation copy, inked inscription to half-title: 'A Lady Cowdray / Souvenir de son / sejour au pays des Azteques / Respectueusement / Aug Genin / Mexico, Janvier 1911'. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24063
BIDLAKE, John. The sea: a poem. In two books. London. Printed for T. Chapman, 1796. First edition. [16], 31, [5], 35-74pp. With two engraved plates and a list of subscribers. ESTC T125544.

[Bound with] BIDLAKE, John. The summer's eve; a poem. London. Printed by T. Bensley, 1800. First edition. iv, [8], 87pp, [1]. With six engraved plates, a list of subscribers, and a final page of publisher's advertisements. ESTC T126891.

[And:] BIDLAKE, John. The country parson, a poem. London. Printed for T. ... More >
£ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 14680
[GREEK MYTHOLOGY]. [FENELON, Francois de Salignac de La Mothe-]. The adventures of telemachus, The son of ulysses. In Twenty-four books. With the adventures of aristonous. Written by the Archbishop of cambray... Jena. For Theodore William Ernest Guth., 1749. 8vo. xii, [36], 526pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, title page in red and black. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red calf lettering- piece, gilt. Rubbed and marked, upper joint starting, loss to head of spine. Inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP: 'Joseph Steevens / Wycombe Bucks / 1771', inked ownership inscription to verso of frontispiece: 'Wm. Hall / 1778', early inked initials to title page, worm-trail ... More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 23996
[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
VERCORS [BRULLER, Jean]. Le silence de la mer. La Haye [i.e. The Hague]. A.A.M. Stols, 1946. Limited edition. 8vo. Limited edition, number 91 of 3,000 copies printed. 68pp, [4]. Largely unopened in original publisher's gilt-stamped red cloth. Very minor shelf-wear. Endpapers browned, else internally immaculate. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 24021
CUNNINGHAM, Allan. Poems and songs. London. John Murray, 1847. 1st Edition. 12mo. xxxvi, 151pp, [1]. Bound by Edmonston & Douglas in contemporary gilt-tooled morocco, gilt gauffered edges. Extremities rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, occasional spotting. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 24029
MARRYAT, Captain. The pirate, and the three cutters. London. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1836. First edition. 8vo. [6], 315pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece, an additional engraved title page, and a further 18 engraved plates after illustrations by Clarkson Stanfield. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Reccent book-label of Iain J. A. S. Woolley to FEP, contemporary and later ink and pencil ownership inscriptions to recto of FFEP, plates foxed, offsetting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 24013
LEVER, Charles. Jack Hinton, the guardsman. Dublin. William Curry, Jun. and Company, 1845. 8vo. x, [2], 396pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, 26 engraved plates, and nine wood engravings in the text by H. K. Browne. Contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grain brown morocco, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Rubbed. Marbled endpapers, inked ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, plates foxed, offsetting. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 12355
LEVER, Charles. One of them. London. Chapman and Hall, 1861. First edition. 8vo. vii, [1], 471pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece, an additional engraved title page, and a further 28 engraved plates by 'Phiz' [i.e. Hablot Knight Browne].Contemporary gilt-tooled green half-morocco, marbled boards, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 12356
CHEEM, Aliph. Lays of ind. Calcutta. Thacker, Spink and Co., 1883. Seventh edition. 8vo. viii, 237, [1], 25pp, [1]. With numerous engraved illustrations in the text, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's pictorial brown cloth, A.E.G. Extremities rubbed. Upper hinge exposed, loss to head of half-title, later inked ownership to title page. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 24012
MEYERS, Jeffrey. The Wounded Spirit: a study of Seven Pillars of Wisdom. London. Martin Brian & O'Keeffe, 1973. First edition. 8vo. 200pp. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Minor shelf-wear. Internally clean and crisp but for a single instance of ink-spotting to text, and two manuscript annotations. From the library of the late Jeremy Wilson (1944-2017), the authorised biographer of T. E. Lawrence, with his distinctive inked ownership inscription to FFEP. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 23987
TENNYSON, Alfred Lord. The poetical works. London. Macmillan and Co., 1890. 8vo. viii, [2], 535pp, [1]. Handsomely bound by Riviere and Son in contemporary brown morocco, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, short closed tear to margin of leaf 2L6, scattered foxing. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 23991