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LANYON, Helen. The hill o' dreams. Dublin. Sealy, Bryers and Walker, 1909. First edition. 12mo. 32pp. Original publisher's brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, some marking to boards. Endpapers browned, contemporary inked initials to recto of FFEP, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22210
LECONTE DE LISLE. Poemes barbares. Paris. Alphonse Lemerre, [s.d., c.1890s] [6], 368pp, [2]. With a half-title.

[Bound uniformly with:] LECONTE DE LISLE. Derniers poemes. Paris. Alphonse Lemerre, [s.d., c.1890s]. [8], 315pp, [1]. With a half-title.

12mo. Attractively bound by P. Affolter in contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, contrasting brown morocco lettering-pieces, spine richly gilt. Very slight shelf-wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. More >
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 17438
LEE, Henry. Poetic impressions. A Pocket Book, with scraps and memorandums. Including the Washing Day, Ironing Day; Brewing Day; Quarter Day; And Saturday. London. Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1817. First edition. 12mo. [2], x, 187pp, [1]. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, recently rebacked in brown paper. Slight tear to head of spine, a trifle marked. Lightly foxed and dust-soiled, overall internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'With the author's compts. to / Mr. Gould Read'. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 15386
LEE, Nat[haniel]. Lucius junius brutus; father of his country. A tragedy. London. Printed for Richard Tonson, 1681. First edition. Quarto. [8], 72pp, [1]. With a final epilogue leaf. Later half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later paper repairs to margins and verso of title page, and lower margins of leaves A4 and I1, pen-trials to p.[8] and fore-edge of p.2, paper flaw to p.5 - with very slight loss of sense, spotted. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20338
LEIGHTON, John. A Sonnet seguence of the great adventure of John Leighton fro over 16 years Hon Sec & Late Master of the Art Workers Guild London. [Florence]. [Gualandi's Deaf and dumb Institute Typographic School], [s.d., c.1920] First edition. Quarto. 40pp. Original wrappers. Slight browning, edges uncut. Embossed stamp '1. Costa Scarpuccia Florence' to second leaf. Presentation copy, inscribed by the dedicatee 'To my ever dear Arthur from Sister Margaret', followed by a short note and five lines of verse. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20598
LEMIERRE, [Antoine-Marin]. La peinture: poeme en trois chants. A Paris. Chez le Jay Librarie, [1769]. First edition. Quarto. [4], vii, [1], 94pp. With a half-title, an engraved titlepage, and three engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled sheep, morocco lettering-piece. Extremities worn, some loss to foot of spine. Marbled endpapers, contemporary book-label of the Chez Bouvat Library, St. Petersburg to FEP, loss to gutter of front blank fly-leaf, contemporary inked ownership inscription to half-title, slight paper-flaw to border of one plate, twentieth-century Russian library stamp/label to ... More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 20055
LE QUEUX, William. Of Royal Blood: a story of the secret service. London. Hutchinson & Co., [s.d.] 185pp, [1].

[Bound with:] LE QUEUX, William. A secret service: Being Strange Tales of a Nihilist. London. Ward Lock and Co. Limited, 1903. 128pp. With an illustrated frontispiece.

[And:] LE QUEUX, William. Secrets of Monte Carlo. London. George Newnes, [s.d.] 146pp. With a frontispiece and nine illustrations by Herbert Cole.

[Together with:]

LE QUEUX, William. The bond of black. London. T. Sealey Clark & Co., ... More >
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 23678
[LE SAGE, Alain Rene]. The history and adventures of gil blas, of santillane... London. Printed for the proprietors; and sold by all booksellers in town and country, 1795. New edition, revised and corrected. 8vo. 357pp, [1]. The title page is a cancel; a reissue of Hogg's edition of [1794] without the advertisement on the verso of p.357. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red calf lettering-piece. Rubbed and marked, some surface loss to upper board and spine. Recent book-label of J. F. Fuggles to FEP, contemporary inked ownership inscription of M. Lodge to recto of FFEP, a trifle toned. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21634
[LEVER,Charles]. The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer. London. William Curry, Jun. And Company., 1845. 8vo. xv, 343pp. Complete with engraved frontispiece, extra engraved title and all illustrations. Handsomely bound in contemporary tan straight-grain morocco, elaborate gilt decoration to spine with contrasting red morocco lettering piece and gilt titling. Marbled end papers and edging. Some rubbing to extremities and as often, illustrations heavily oxidized. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 10201
[LONDON]. London: a descriptive poem. London. Printed for William Darton, 1812. Second edition, corrected. 12mo. 28pp, [4]. With eight copper-plates (dated 1813), and two terminal advertisement leaves. Stitched in original publisher's buff paper wrappers, lettered in black. Extremities dust-soiled and a trifle rubbed, some loss to spine. Substantial loss to foot of title, touching imprint with loss of price, occasional marginal chipping and small ink spots to text, tear to one plate, partial naive colouring of four plates. More > £ 275.00 Antiquates Ref. 14278
LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth. The poetical works. London. George Routledge and Co., 1856. New complete edition. 8vo. viii, 581pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a further seven engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later armorial bookplate of Mervyn Lloyd Peel to FEP, contemporary inked gift inscription to front blank fly-leaf, occasional spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 23125
LOVE, David. The Nottingham Drapers. Nottingham. Hodson, Printer. [s.d., c.1810s] Folio. Dimensions 200 x 312mm. Single leaf broadside. With woodcut vignette (of a beehive) to head, printed in two columns, all within a greek-key style border. Creased and crinkled, with some soiling, damp-staining and old folds.

Incipit: 'As in the muses I delight, On all the Drapers' shops I write;'
Explicit 'Who all sell cheap to stand the test, But READY MONEY they love best'. More >
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 23092
LUCAN, Marcus Annaeus. Marci annaei lucani pharsalia, sive de bello civili, libri x. Glasguae [i.e. Glasgow]. In Aedibus Roberti Urie, 1751. 8vo. [4], 308pp. With a half-title. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked, slight splitting to upper joint. Later bookplate and shelf-labels of W. E. Hope Vere, Craigie Hall, and book-label of J. L. Weir to FEP (obscuring contemporary armorial bookplate and inked ownership inscription). More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 18548