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DA COSTA, Jose Daniel Rodrigues. O espreitador do mundo novo. Obra critica, moral, e divertida. Lisboa [i.e. Lisbon]. Simao Thaddeo Ferreira, 1802. First edition. Quarto. In twelve parts. 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32pp. With a woodcut vignette to title, and a further 11 identical woodcut vignettes in the text. Contemporary black morocco-backed marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed, some surface loss. Marbled endpapers, small neat paper repair to verso of title (slight loss to imprint), very occasional chipping to margins. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 20924
WEBER, Henry. Metrical Romances of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Centuries: Published from Ancient Manuscripts, With an Introduction, Notes, and a Glossary. Edinburgh. Printed By George Ramsay and Company, For Archibald Constable and Co., 1810. First Edition. 8vo. Three volumes. [iii]-lxxxvii, [1], 381, [1]; [4], 451; [4], 459pp, [5]. Finely bound in contemporary diced calf, gilt, by H. Searson, Belfast, with his label to FEP of Vols II-III. Marbled endpapers and edges. A handsome set despite some surface wear to spine and boards, splitting to joints. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 10467
AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and prejudice. London. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1907. xxx, 351pp, [1]. With an illustrated frontispiece, and a further 39 illustrations in the text, by C. E. Brock.

[Uniformly bound with:] AUSTEN, Jane. Sense and sensibility. London Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1905. xvi, 341pp, [1]. With an illustrated frontispiece, and a further 39 illustrations in the text, by Hugh Thomson.

[And:] AUSTEN, Jane. Emma. London Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1904. xviii, 436pp, [2]. With ... More >
£ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21159
ELIOT, George. Romola. London. Smith, Elder, and Co., 1880. Quarto. Limited edition, number 106 of 1,000 copies. In two volumes. x, [2], 396, [2]; xi, [1], 403pp, [1]. With occasional vignettes and 12 engraved plates after Frederick Leighton, printed on India paper and mounted on heavy stock. Exquisitely bound by Riviere & Son in contemporary gilt-tooled red crushed morocco, dark green inlays to boards and spine compartments, T.E.G. Slightest of shelf-wear. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates ... More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21479
SHAKESPEARE, William. The dramatic works of william shakespeare: with explanatory notes... London. Printed for John Stockdale et al., 1807. Quarto. In two volumes. [20], 541; [3], 544-1079pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary gilt-tooled red straight-grain morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and sunned. Near contemporary inked inscriptions to versos of both FFEPs: 'Francis Clerke / 1815 / Given by the library belonging to the foundation / at the / Charter House, neat paper repair to upper corner of Vol. II title page, ... More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 21666
THEOCRITUS. Selecta quaedam theocriti idyllia. Recensiut, variorum notas adjecit suasque animadversiones, partim latine, partim anglice scriptas, immiscuit, thomas edwards, s.t.p.. Cantabrigiae [i.e. Cambridge]. Typis Academicis Excudebat J. Archdeacon, 1779. First edition. 8vo. [8], 388pp, [4]. With a leaf of errata and a final advertisement leaf. Parallel Latin and Greek texts followed by Latin and English notes. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Extremities a trifle marked and sunned. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, small hole to margin of leaf X8, light damp-staining to head of text block. Presentation copy, inked ... More > £ 850.00 Antiquates Ref. 14630
[MARGUERITE OF NAVARRE]. Les sept journees de la reine de navarre: suives de la huitieme. Paris. Librairie de Bibliophiles, 1872. 8vo. Limited edition, one of 25 copies printed on China paper. Four volumes bound as two. [4], 160, [4], 125, [1], 136; [4], 84, 91, 79, [1], [4], 95, [1], 56, li, [5]. With half-titles and nine engraved plates. Finely bound by Riviere in contemporary richly gilt-tooled green crushed morocco, T.E.G. Spines slightly sunned. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplates of Florence Nelson to both FEPs, small paper ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 18978
STEELE, [Richard]. Poetical miscellanies, Consisting of original poems and translations. By the best Hands. London. Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1714. First edition. 8vo. [16], 318pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary panelled calf, recently rebacked to style, lettered in gilt. Boards rubbed. Later armorial bookplate of the Weston Library and recent bookplate of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP, endpapers browned, occasional damp-staining to margins. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 20760
[PARTRIDGE, Eric]. The window: a quarterly magazine. London. Eric Partridge Ltd., [1930]. First edition. 8vo. Volume I, four numbers. All published. Original publisher's cloth, printed paper lettering-pieces to upper boards. Extremities rubbed and sunned, pen-trials to lettering-piece of first number. Endpapers browned, foxed. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22005
HORACE. The odes, satyrs, and epistles of Horace. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1720. Fifth edition. 12mo. [13], 6-352pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary panelled calf, gilt. Lightly rubbed, upper joint split, chipping to foot of spine. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, without FFEP, slight loss to lower corner of leaf O1, foxed. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 21857
DYER, John. Poems...Viz. I. grongar hill. II. The Ruins of rome. III. The fleece, in Four Books. London. Printed for J. Dodsley, 1770. Second edition. 8vo. v, [3], 9-190pp. With three engraved plates (included in the pagination). Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, chipping to head of spine, lower joint split. Contemporary armorial bookplate and inked ownership inscription of H. R. Berkeley to FEP and recto of FFEP respectively, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto FFEP, endpapers browned. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 21930
WILSON, [John], Professor. Noctes ambrosianae. Edinburgh and London. William Blackwood and Sons, 1865. 8vo. In four volumes. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, speckled edges. Lightly rubbed. Contemporary bookplates to FEPs, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of FFEP of Vol. I, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 21781
MASON, Walt. Uncle Walt. Toronto. The Musson Book Company Limited, [1910]. First Canadian edition. 8vo. 189pp, [1]. With a photographic portrait frontispiece, numerous line illustrations in the text. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's pictorial brown cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear to extremities, chipping and short tears to dustwrapper edges, some small clear tape repairs to verso. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21736
MASON, Walt. Uncle Walt. Chicago. George Matthew Adams, 1911. First edition, second printing. 8vo. 189pp, [1]. With a photographic portrait frontispiece, numerous line illustrations in the text. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's pictorial brown cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear to extremities, chipping and short tears to dustwrapper edges, upper panel detached. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed by the publisher to recto of FFEP: 'To Charlie Horne / super friend / and lover of books / George ... More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 21737
DRYDEN, John. The tempest: or, the Enchanted Island. London. Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1735 [i.e. 1768?] 12mo. [7], 180-262pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece. Uncut, stitched, as issued, in original publisher's powder-blue wrappers, recent typed title label to upper wrapper. Wrappers creased, torn, and chipped, some loss to spine. Damp-staining to frontispiece, title page, and preface leaves, occasional creasing. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21853
TOMLINSON, H. M.. Gallions reach: a romance. London. William Heinemann Ltd., [1927]. First edition. 8vo. [6], 292pp, [1]. Original publisher's turquoise cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, dustwrapper worn, browned, and spotted, closed tear to upper panel, loss to head, with paper repairs to verso. Internally clean and crisp. Bookplate of American bibliophile Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr. (1910-2001), director of the Pierpont Morgan Library between 1948-1969, to FEP. Presentation copy, inked inscription to half-title from the ... More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21977
[CARROLL, Lewis]. The lewis carroll centenary in london 1932... London. The Old Court House, Messrs. J & E. Bumpus, Ltd., 1932. First edition. 8vo. Limited edition, number 38 of 400 copies. xvi, [4], 138pp, [2]. With six black and white plates. Without the corrigenda and additional exhibits leaves which were loosely tipped-in and occasional still found in some copies. Original publisher's cream buckram, lettered in gilt, orange paper dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed, some chipping to dustwrapper. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21991
LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Contes et nouvelles en vers. Paris. Les editions G. Cres et Cie., 1922. 8vo. In two volumes. xviii, [2], 355, [1]; [4], 387pp, [3]. With numerous engraved plates after designs by Charles Eisen. Contemporary gilt-tooled brown crushed morocco, T.E.G. Very minor shelf-wear. Marbled endpapers, internally immaculate. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 19589