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BAILLIE, Joanna. A series of plays: in which it is attempted to delineate the stronger passions of the mind: each passion being the subject of a tragedy and a comedy. London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, [1806-1812] Vol. I. fifth edition; Vol. II third edition; Vol. III, first edition. 8vo. In three volumes. [4], 410; xi, [1], 478; xxxi, [1], 314pp, [6]. With half-titles to Vols. I and II, three terminal leaves of publisher's advertisements to Vol. III. Contemporary panelled calf, later rebacked, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces. Boards rubbed, corners exposed. Scattered spotting. Inked ownership inscriptions of Robert Milligan to titles of Vols. II and III, manuscript notes to front and rear blank fly-leaves of ... More > £ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 29991
SKINNER, Rev. John. Amusements of Leisure Hours: Or Poetical Pieces, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: By the Late Reverend John Skinner; At Longside, Aberdeenshire. To Which is Prefixed, a Sketch of the Author's Life, with Some Remarks on Scottish Poetry. Edinbugh. Printed By John Moir...and Sold By Stuart Cheyne...by Alexander Brown, 1809. First Edition. 12mo in 6s. 164pp. Uncut in original publisher's drab boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, with some cracking to joints and a little loss to spine. Ink inscription to head of title. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 31805
TAYLOR, John. All the workes of john taylor the water-poet. Beeing Sixty and three in Number. Collectedinto one Volume by the Author: With sundry new dditions, corrected, revised, and newly Imprinted. Lonon. Printed by J.B. for James Boler; at the signe of the Marigold in Pauls Churchyard, 1630. First edition. Folio. [10 of 12], 148, [2], 93, 92-200, 225-343, [1], 14, 13-146pp. Numerous woodcut vignettes within text. Without A1 (blank), but with the elaborate extra-engraved title (incorporating vignettes showing a portrait of the author, and a Thames boatman, by Thomas Cockson). Handsomely bound in likely nineteenth-century gilt-tooled burgundy crushed morocco. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G.. Extremities and joints a trifle rubbed. As often the case with finely bound ... More > £ 4,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 30737
KEATS, John. The poetical works of john keats. London. Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press, 1914. Enlarged edition. 8vo. lxxxii, 491pp. Handsomely bound in a gilt-tooled red morocco 'Oxford Binding'. All edges gilt. A little rubbed and marked to extremities, joints. internally bright and clean save minor foxing to marbled endpapers. Contemporary inscription to FFEP. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 32020
DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the pickwick club. London. Chapman and Hall, [s.d., c1860s?] 8vo. 609pp, with 43 illustrations by R. Seymour and "Phiz". Original publisher's blindstamped green cloth boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Boards a little marked, spine sunned and bumped, else a crisp copy. Toning to endpapers and light foxing throughout. With the bookplate of John Henry Smith to front pastedown. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 32015
[CUNNINGHAM, John William]. A world without souls. London. Printed for J. Hatchard, 1805. First edition. 12mo. iv, 135pp, [3]. With one, of two, terminal leaves of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary green vellum-tipped marbled paper boards, recently rebacked. Boards worn. Late nineteenth century loan label of Worcester Public Library to FEP, manuscript note tot title '3 days' - presumably the length of time the book could be borrowed, occasional browning and spotting, inked annotation 'Revd. W Cunningham' to final page of text. More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 28940
SHAKESPEARE, William. The works of william shakespeare. London. Macmillan and Co., 1896. In three volumes. [8], 544; [6]; 644; [6], 666pp. Modern gilt-tooled half-calf, marbled paper boards, marbled edges. Minor shelf-wear. Marbled endpapers, bookseller tickets of H. M. Gilbert of Southampton to all FEPs, contemporary inked gift inscription to front blank fly-leaf of Vol. I, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 27780
GORDON, John. Poems. Edinburgh. Printed by James Ballantyne and Co...sold by John Buchanan..., 1807. 8vo. vii, [1], 114pp. With half-title. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Worn, with loss to extremities and cracking to joints; upper board almost detached More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 31803
GERRARD, R. Ellis. Ballads of battle and poems of peace. Newcastle-upon-Tyne. North of England Printing Co., 1914. First edition. 8vo. [12], iii, [1], 204pp. With a photographic portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt to spine. Binding cocked, heavily rubbed and marked, spine dulled. Decorated endpapers, near contemporary pencilled ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 24616
[COMBE, William]. Anti-diabo-lady. Respectfully dedicated to all the women in her majesty's dominions, in general; and to the best of them in particular, Calculated to expose the Malevolence of the Author of diabo-lady. London. Printed for the Author, and to be had of C. Parker...Mr. Bew, 1777. First edition. Quarto. [2], iv, 17pp, [1]. Late dark green half-morocco, red paper boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Rubbed. Title lightly browned, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 29062
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. The farmer's boy; a rural poem. London. Printed for Vernor and Hood, 1800. First edition. [2], xvi, 102pp.

[Bound with:] BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Rural tales, ballads, and songs. London. Printed for Vernor and Hood, 1802. First edition. [2], xi, [1], 105pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece.

Quarto. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind, later renacked and recornered. Heavily rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, later printed booksellers description and shelf-label to FEP, recent bookplate of Edwin Waterhouse to verso of ... More >
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 24109
LAWSON, John. Orient harping: a Desultory Poem, in two parts. London. Printed for Samuel Lawson, 1821. Second edition. 12mo. xi, [1], 227pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, richly tooled in gilt and blind, marbled edges. Without lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, Armorial bookplate of Thomas Merrett to FEP, manuscript shelf-marks to title page. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21863
WASSERMANN, Jakob. Geronimo de Aguilar. [Wien]. [Hellerau], [1923]. Limited edition. 8vo. Number 286 of 450 copies printed. Pencilled inscriptions of the author and illustrator to colophon. 74pp, [3]. With 13 etchings by Fritz Heubner in the text (10 of which full-page.) Original publisher's gilt-tooled green morocco-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, housed in original marbled paper slipcase. Slipcase rubbed and dulled. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 31729
BELL, Currer [i.e. BRONTË, Charlotte]. Shirley et agnès grey. Paris. Librairie de L. Hachette et cie., 1860. 12mo. Two volumes bound as one. [14], 406, [2]; [2], 370pp, [2]. Volume title pages (dated 1859) and conjugate half-titles loosely inserted. Uncut in original publisher's printed glassine covered powder-blue wrappers. A trifle rubbed and browned, spine sunned. occasional light marginal dampstaining, scattered spotting, several gatherings of Vol. II browned. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 24241