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STOWE, Harriet Beecher. Dred; A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp. London. Sampson Low, Son & Co., 1856. First English edition. 8vo. viii, 524, 12pp. With a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's brick red cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. A trifle rubbed, marked, and sunned. Shelf-label of Dalton Hall Library and ticket of Lancaster-based bookseller T. Edmondson to FEP, blind-stamp and contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title page. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21080
[STURGEON, Samuel]. The Galloway Herds. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [1828] Folio. Manuscript on paper. [3]pp. Single bifolium. Manuscript docket title to verso of second leaf: The Galloway Herds / Gatehouse. Octr. 1828'. Three old horizontal folds, lightly dust-soiled. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 30066
HENLEY, William Ernest. A book of verses. London. David Nutt, 1889. Second edition. 8vo. [iii]-xvi, 175pp. Original publisher's brown cloth boards lettered and stamped gilt. Top edge gilt, fore and bottom edge untrimmed. Front and rear board marked and worn with losses to corners, spine panel missing, with remnants of a paper label attached to both boards. Shaken, with one contents leaf detached, though present. With no preliminaries missing despite error in pagination. Inscribed to FFEP: 'Katherine de Mattos ... More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 31305
MACKINTOSH, James. Miscellaneous poems. Aberdeen. Printed at the Free Press Office, for the author, 1871. First edition. 8vo. xii, 144pp. With a half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Rubbed. Contemporary inked gift inscription to half-title: 'From Mrs. M. D. Ross / Edinburgh Castle / To Miss E. Mackie / Tarbat / 22nd January 1872'. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 31224
[NAPIER, Francis, Baron Napier and Ettrick]. [Drop-head title:] The demon chain: A Legend of the Swedish Counts of Piper. [London]. [s.n.], [1853]. 170-172pp.

[Bound with: [Drop-head title:] Pinocchi. [London], [s.n.], [1856]. 438-442pp.

8vo. Handsomely bound in contemporary red half-morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, marbled paper boards. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Baron Napier to FEP, nine press- cuttings, dated 1883-1891, relating to Napier's involvement in the restoration of Edinburgh castle.

With three A.L.S. loosely inserted:

- The first, on Windsor Castle stationery, dated 30th ... More >
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 31080
BOWDLER, Miss [Jane]. Poems and essays. Bath. Published for the benefit of the General Hospital at Bath. Printed by R. Crutwell, 1797. Tenth edition. Quarto. xii, 232pp. With a half-title. Contemporary diced calf, tooled in gilt and blind, later rebacked and recornered preserving contemporary backstrip, later brown morocco lettering-piece Heavily rubbed, marked. Marbled endpapers, recent book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, very occasional light spotting. Presentation copy, inscribed simply 'from the editor, with further inked inscriptions to half-title of 'Walr. Bagot' and 'Mary Bagot. July. 1806'. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 30002
A MODERN ANTIQUE [BYRON, Medora Gordon]. Celia in search of a husband. London. Printed at the Minerva Press, For A. K. Newman and Co., 1809. Second edition. 8vo. Two volumes bound as one. viii, 322; [4], 306pp, [2]. With a terminal leaf of publisher's advertisements. Modern brown cloth. A trifle rubbed and marked. Small hole to leaf Q7 of Vol. I - touching text without loss of sense, scattered spotting. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 30831
GRESWELL, William Parr. The Monastery of Saint Werburgh: a poem, with illustrative notes. [Manchester]. [Printed by Henry Smith], 1823. First edition. 8vo. [2], 48, 22pp, [2]. With 'Rodrigo, a Spanish Legend', and shorter pieces occasionally added to copies. Without half-title. Extra-illustrated with 12 engraved plates. Bound by J. Winstanley of Manchester in near contemporary green straight-grain morocco, richly tooled in gilt and blind. Rubbed, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 26221
[CANNING, George]. Poetry of the anti-jacobin. London. Printed for J. Wright...by W. Bulwer and Co., 1800. Second edition. 8vo. [6], 240pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled green straight-grain morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, spine dulled. Armorial bookplate of Richard Arkwright to FEP, scattered spotting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 28352
DICKENS, Charles. Dombey and son. London. Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First edition. 8vo. [vi-xi], xii-xvi. 624pp. With an engraved frontispiece, an additional engraved title page, and a further 38 engraved plates by H. K. Browne. Without half-title or errata leaf. Contemporary half-morocco, marbled paper boards, tooled in gilt and blind, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate to FEP, near contemporary inked ownership inscription of Sir James Clark Brook to verso of FFEP, scattered ... More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 30820
A YOUNG GENTLEMAN OF TRURO SCHOOL [POLWHELE, Richard]. The Fate of Lewellyn; or, the druid's sacrifice. A legendary tale. To which is added, The genius of carnbre', a poem. Bath. Printed by R. Crutwell, for the Author, 1777. First edition. Quarto. [6], 5-55pp, [1]. Modern green wrappers. Book-label of J. O. Edwards to verso of upper wrapper. Small marginal worm-track running throughout, blank lower margin of leaf F1 shaved, ink-stamps of Merton House to terminal leaf, scattered spotting. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 30003
BRIDGES, Robert. Collected essays papers &c. vols i - v.. London. Oxford University Press: Humphrey Milford, 1927-30 8vo. Five volumes bound as four (instalments two and three together). Partially unopened in original publisher's blue cloth-backed paper boards. Fore and bottom edges foxed and untrimmed, some pages unopened. Armorial bookplates of Oliver Sylvain Baliol Brett, third Viscount Esher (1881-1963) to all FEPs, scattered spotting. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 30648
[STOKER, Bram]. Our new house [the theatre annual]. London. Carson & Comerford, 1895. First edition. Large 8vo. 34pp, [6]. Original publisher's decorative colour wrappers, staple bound, with contemporary cloth repair to spine. Cloth detaching, wrappers marked and stained with some losses to the edges. Internally bright, with contemporary monochrome advertising throughout, and the original perforated subscription slips intact. Colour advertising bound in at rear. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 31011
ARNOLD, T. W. [translator]. The little flowers of s. francis of assisi translated from the italian by t. w. arnold m.a.. London. Chatto and Windus, 1909. Limited edition. 4to. This edition printed on Batchelor's hand-made paper, one of 475/500 for sale, this numbered 67. xvi, 135pp. With 32 plates. Original publisher's cream cloth-backed blue paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece, T.E.G. Lightly rubbed and discoloured. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 30651