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SHAKESPEARE, William. The player's shakespeare: the tragedie of macbeth. [London]. [Ernest Benn Limited], [1923]. Folio. Limited edition of 100 copies signed by Charles Ricketts, Harley Granville-Baker, and Albert Rutherston, of which this is number 83. lix, [1], 84pp, [2]. With 12 illustrated plates by Charles Ricketts. Printed on Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper. Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf in original gilt-stamped oasis morocco, T.E.G. Slight rubbing to extremities. Internally immaculate. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 21868
SHAW, George Bernard. The complete plays of bernard shaw. London. Constable, 1931. First edition. Quarto. 1131pp. Original publisher's rust-coloured cloth, gilt. A near fine copy in a good only dustwrapper, a trifle worn with some loss and tearing. Cloth binding clean, bright and unworn, with dusty and slightly spotted page edges. Very light foxing to prelims. No previous owner's markings. Inscribed by the author to the title page; 'To Margaret Lang / G. Bernard Shaw / 16th May 1931' with ... More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 6328
STEELE, [Richard]. The funeral; and the Tender Husband: comedies. London. Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1712. [24], 160pp, [2]. Each play has a separate title page, but the register and pagination are continuous. ESTC T60372.

[Bound with:] STEELE, [Richard]. The lying lover: or, Ladies Friendship. A comedy. London. Printed for Bernard Lintot, 1712. Second edition. [12], 80pp, [4]. With initial and terminal advertisement leaves. ESTC T9517.

12mo. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf. Extremities worn, remnant of paper label to lower compartment of spine, ... More >
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 20930
WORDSWORTH, William. Select Pieces from the Poems of William Wordsworth. London. James Burns, [1843]. 12mo. [12], 238pp. With decorated borders and numerous illustrated vignettes. Contemporary gilt-tooled polished black calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, contemporary inked gift inscription to half-title. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21871
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. The farmer's boy; a rural poem. London. Printed for Vernor and Hood, 1801. Fifth edition. xxix, [2], 128pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, a further four engraved plates, and several engraved vignettes.

[Uniformly bound with:] BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Rural tales, ballads, and songs. London. Printed for Vernor and Hood, 1802. Second edition. ix, [3], 119pp, [1]. With 12 engraved plates.

[And:] BLOOMFIELD, Robert. The banks of wye; a poem. In Four Books. London. Printed for the author. 1811. First edition. vii, ... More >
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21566
[PAUL, John Dean, Sir]. The man of ton, a satire. London. Henry Colburn, 1828. First edition. 8vo. [4], 112, 8pp. With four final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's drab wrappers, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities marked and worn, loss to spine, contemporary inked ownership inscription to upper wrapper. Recent book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, occasional spotting. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 18025
[CALVERLEY, Charles Stuart]. Fly leaves. Cambridge. Deighton, Bell, and Co., 1872. First edition. 8vo. iv, 120pp. Bound by Potter & Sons of York in contemporary half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting, later bookplate of Ronald and Jay Hamilton to REP. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 19068
OUTRAM, George. Legal & other lyrics. London. T. N. Foulis, [1916]. 8vo. [12], 203pp, [5]. With 15 illustrations by Edmund J. Sullivan and two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's brown cloth, lettered in gilt, T.E.G., pictorial dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear, dustwrapper lightly soiled, chipping to head of spine panel. Bookplate of Thomas Birkett to FEP, occasional spotting. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21854
[POETRY ANTHOLOGY]. The Bee, a Selection of poetry, from the best Authors. London. Printed and Sold by Darton & Harvey, 1797. New edition. 12mo. [8], 204pp. With an engraved title page. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed and marked. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurt to FEP, near contemporary ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 21850
BARTON, Bernard. Poetic vigils. London. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1824. First edition. 8vo. 12, [2], xii, 308pp. With an initial publisher's advertisement catalogue and two final leaves of advertisements. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities worn, upper joint split. Recent bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 19065
DRINKWATER, John. Tides. London. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1917. First trade edition. 8vo. 54pp, [2]. Original publisher's red cloth, printed paper lettering-piece to spine. A trifle rubbed and marked, spine sunned. Occasional light spotting. Presentation copy, inked inscription to verso of half-title: 'To Lord Crewe from John Drinkwater'. With a loosely inserted note-card addressed to Lord Crewe, signed by the author, expressing the hope that the recipient will enjoy the work. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 21473
BUCHANAN, George. Geor: Buchanani Scoti poemata quae extant. Amstelodami [i.e. Amsterdam]. Apud Joannem Janssonium, 1641. 16mo. 561pp, [15]. With an engraved title page. Contemporary blind-ruled calf. Extremities worn, loss to head and foot of spine, some scoring/minute holes. Without front endpapers, early inked ownership inscription to head of title page, pen-trials to rear endpapers, occasional dust-soiling/ink-spotting, several gatherings protruding from text-block. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 17743
ELTON, Godfrey. Schoolboys and exiles. London. George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1919. First edition. 8vo. 75pp, [3]. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's orange printed wrappers. Extremities rubbed, spine sunned and a trifle chipped. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21789
SHERRIFF, R. C.. The long sunset. London. Elek Books, 1955. First edition. 8vo. 94pp. Original publisher's cream cloth, lettered in red. Very minor shelf-wear. Endpapers lightly browned, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21786
LINDSAY, David. A voyage to arcturus. London. Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1946. Second edition. 8vo. 248pp. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed and marked, spine sunned. Bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21784
WILLS, C[harles] J[ames]. Behind an eastern veil: a plain tale of events occurring in the experience of a lady who had a unique opportunity of observing the inner life of ladies of the upper class in persia. Edinburgh and London. William Blackwood and Sons, 1894. First edition. 8vo. 376pp, [2]. Original publisher's decorated navy cloth. Extremities rubbed and marked, spine sunned, corners bumped. Hinges exposed, armorial bookplate of Josiah Vavasseur to FEP, blind-stamp of John Fowles to front blank fly-leaf, very occasional light spotting, loss to margin of final leaf of text, final gathering working-loose. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21788