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CUMBERLAND, Richard. Calvary; or the death of christ. A poem, in eight books. London. Printed by Luke Hansard, 1800. New edition. 8vo. In two volumes. [2], 171, [1]; [2], 169pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece to both volumes, a further seven engraved plates, and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements to Vol. II. Contemporary gilt-ruled straight-grain navy morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent book-labels of John Sparrow to verso of both FFEPs, foxed. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23862
DICKENS, Charles. Our mutual friend. London. Chapman and Hall, 1865. First edition in book form. 8vo. In two volumes. ix, [1], 320; vii, [1], 309pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume, a further 38 engraved plates after illustrations by Marcus Stone, and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements to Vol. II. Near contemporary dark-green calf-backed marbled boards. Heavily rubbed. Marbled endpapers, early inked ownership inscriptions to half-titles. foxed throughout. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 23930
BRONTE, Emily. Wuthering heights. New York. Random House, 1931. Limited edition. Quarto. Number 316 of 450 copies signed by the artist. xvii, 325pp, [3]. Illustrated with 12 wood engravings by Clare Leighton. Unopened in original publisher's black cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt to spine. Housed in original publisher's cardboard case, without lid. A fine copy. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 23924
DRINKWATER, John. American vignettes 1860-1865. Boston and New York. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1931. First edition. Quarto. This edition consists of 385 numbered copies autographed by the author, of which this is number 373. [10], 32, [2] leaves. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's blue cloth-backed grey paper boards, lettered in gilt. Without glassine wrapper or slipcase. A trifle rubbed and bumped. Internally clean and crisp. Inked gift inscription beneath limitation statement: 'and is for / Daisy Kennedy / with the author's ... More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 22684
CHESTERTON, G. K.. The queen of the seven swords. London. Sheed & Ward, 1926. First edition. 8vo. 49pp, [1]. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Minor shelf-wear, spine sunned, dustwrapper browned and spotted, spine panel sunned. Early inked ownership inscription to FEP, scattered foxing. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 23881
RATTIGAN, Terence. Ross: A Play in Two Acts. London. Samuel French, 1960. 8vo. [4], 103pp, [1]. With three black and white photographic plates. Original publisher's blue wrappers, lettered in red. A trifle rubbed, chipping to foot of spine panel, inked inscription 'DRAMA CLUB / JLR RAC' to upper panel. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 23875
[HURDIS, James]. The village curate, a poem. London. Printed for J. Johnson, 1792. Third edition, corrected. 8vo. [4], 105pp, [3]. With a half-title and three final pages of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Heavily rubbed, joints split, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, without front blank fly-leaf, early inked ownership inscription of Decimus Cooke to head of half-title, pen-trials to p.104, occasional spotting. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 22567
[D'ISRAELI, Isaac]. Quarrels of authors; or, some memoirs for our literary history, including Specimens of Controversy to the reign of elizabeth. London. Printed for John Murray, 1814. First edition. 8vo. In three volumes. xiii, [3], 308; 316; [4], 320pp. Contemporary calf boards, recently rebacked, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces. Boards heavily rubbed. Presentation copy, inked inscription to verso of Vol. I title page: 'Presented to the Library of the Royal Institution by the author'. With the ink-stamp of the institution beneath (and to verso of both other titles). More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 23579
GARNETT, Richard. The twilight of the gods and other tales. London. John Lane, The Bodley Head Limited, 1903. New and augmented edition. 8vo. viii, 327pp, [1]. With an illustrated frontispiece. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Rubbed, spine sunned. Leaves toned. Bookplate of Frederic Ives Carpenter to FEP. Presentation copy, inked inscription to half-title: 'Professor Alfred J. Carpenter / with R. Garnett's / sincere regards / May 15, 1903'. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 23727
BYROM, John. Miscellaneous Poems. Manchester. Printed by J. Harrop, 1773. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. [2], vi, 352; [4], vi, 353pp, [1]. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, joints split, without Vol. II lettering-piece. Endpapers browned, occasional spotting. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 22055
AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and prejudice. London. Odhams Press Limited, [1934]. 8vo. 372pp. With an illustrated portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, top-edge red, pictorial dustwrapper. Extremities rubbed, loss, chipping, and marking to dustwrapper, spine panel sunned. Illustrated endpapers. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 23166
NICOLSON, Harold. Some people. London. Constable & Co. Ltd., 1927. First edition. 8vo. vi, 247pp, [1]. Original publisher's orange cloth, lettered in black. Without dustwrapper. Extremities marked and a trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Endpapers browned, occasional spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 23732
WALMSLEY, Leo. Love in the sun. London. Collins, [1939]. First edition. 8vo. 380pp. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear, dustwrapper chipped and browned, a trifle damp-stained at foot, loss to head of sunned spine panel. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 23729