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BORROW, George. The Romany Rye; a sequel to "Lavengro.". London. John Murray, 1857. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. xi, [1], 372; vii, [1], 375pp, [9]. With half-titles and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue to Vol. II. Contemporary gilt-tooled half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting brown and green morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 23500
BOWDLER, Miss [Jane]. Poems and essays. London. Printed for William Baynes and Son, 1824. 12mo. x, [2], 176pp. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title page. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind, marbled edges. Slightly rubbed, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, lightly spotted. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 20498
BOWLES, Caroline. The birth-day; a poem, in three parts: to which are added, occasional verses. Edinburgh and London. William Blackwood and Thomas Cadell, 1836. First edition. 8vo. [6], ii, 288pp. With half-title. Original publisher's green cloth with gilt title. Heavily sunned at spine and top edge, head and foot of spine rubbed with slight loss, somewhat soiled. With ink inscription to recto of dedication reading 'With best regards to Charlotte Hamilton from Marianne Tallot(?)', otherwise internally clean and crisp. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 12822
BOWLES, W[illiam] Lisle. Scenes and shadows of days departed: a narrative accompanied with poems of youth and some other poems of melancholy and fancy in the journey of life from youth to age. London. William Pickering, 1837. First edition. [3], vi-xlv, [1], 118pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece.

[Bound with:] BOWLES, Caroline. The birth-day; a poem, in three parts: to which are added, occasional verses. Edinburgh. William Blackwood and Sons, 1836. First edition. [4], ii, 288pp.

12mo. Contemporary calf boards, recently rebacked, A.E.G. Boards rubbed. Recent book-label of James Stevens Cox to FEP, offsetting to first title, else internally clean and crisp. More >
£ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 21562
BOWLES, W[illiam] Lisle. Scenes and shadows of days departed: a narrative... London. William Pickering, 1837. First edition. 8vo. [18], xlv, [1], 118pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, an initial publisher's advertisement a catalogue, and a final advertisement leaf. Original publisher's green buckram, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, spine sunned, lettering-piece chipped. Book-label of J. O. Edwards and pencilled ownership inscription of professor of American literature at the University of Leeds Douglas Grant (1921-1969) to FEP, contemporary inked gift inscription to front blank fly-leaf, frontispiece ... More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 23690
BRAMAH, Ernest. Kai lung's golden hours. London. Grant Richards Ltd., 1924. 8vo. Limited edition, number 131 of 200 copies signed by the author. xv, [1], 306pp, [2]. With a half-title. Original publisher's tan cloth-backed grey paper boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, printed paper dust-wrapper. Very slight chipping to dustwrapper, light browning to endpapers, else clean and crisp. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 18316
BRAMAH, Ernest. The wallet of kai lung. London. Grant Richards Ltd., 1923. 8vo. Limited edition, number 131 of 200 copies signed by the author. xi, [1], 299pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's tan cloth-backed grey paper boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, printed paper dust-wrapper. Very slight chipping to dustwrapper, light browning to endpapers, else clean and crisp. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 18314
[BRONTË, Charlotte]. BELL, Currer. Shirley. London. The Masterpiece Library, "Review of Review's" Office, [s.d., c.1900] 8vo. 60pp, iv. With two final advertisement leaves. Original publisher's printed blue wrappers. Extremities spotted and lightly rubbed. Leaves browned. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 20785
[BRONTË, Charlotte]. BELL, Currer. Jane eyre. An autobiography. Glasgow. The Grand Colosseum Warehouse Co., [s.d., c.1895] 8vo. [4], 412pp. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Decorated endpapers, leaves browned, slight loss to FFEP, contemporary inked gift inscription to verso, some chipping to title page fore-edge More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21663
BRONTE, Charlotte, Anne, and Emily. Novels of the sisters, Thornton Edition. Edinburgh. John Grant, 1924. Thornton edition. 8vo. In 12 volumes. Half-title and title pages printed in red and black, With gravure frontispieces and numerous full-page photographic plates. Uncut in original publisher's dark green cloth, stamped and lettered in gilt to spines, cream printed dustwrappers. Very slight shelf-wear to extremities, chipping to dustwrapper edges, spines sunned, with loss to head and foot, more substantial loss to spine panel of Gaskell volume. Internally immaculate. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 20778
BROWN, C. R. (Editor). Scottish Annual 1859. Edinburgh. A. & C. Black, 1859. First edition. 8vo. viii, 412pp. With an illustrated decorative title page and and engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's blind stamped, pebbled green cloth, richly gilt, A.E.G., yellow tinted endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, spine a trifle sunned. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, with ink inscription of 'Samuel Loverly, With the Editors Complts. Xmas 1858' to recto of FFEP, with further later inscriptions in ink and pencil to ... More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 12027
BROWNE, Thomas, Rev.. Poems on several occasions. London. Printed for Vernor & Hood, 1800. First edition. 8vo. xxviii, 179pp, [1]. With and engraved portrait frontispiece and a list of subscribers. Contemporary calf boards, recently rebacked, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Boards worn. Hinges exposed, lightly browned. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21790
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Last poems. London. Chapman and Hall, 1862. Second edition. 8vo. xi, [1], 142pp, [2]. With a half-title. Original publisher's blind-stamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed, spine sunned, corners bumped. Upper hinge cracked with board working loose, later ink inscription to head of half-title, occasional chipping to top margins. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 13035
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. The poetical works. London. Smith, Elder, & Co., 1898. 8vo. xxi, [1], 667pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Bound by Truslove & Hanson in contemporary gilt-tooled half-morocco, brown cloth boards, T.E.G. Extremities rubbed, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22148
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Last poems. London. Chapmand & Hall, 1862. First edition. 8vo. xi, [1], 142pp. Contemporary red half-calf, red buckram boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities worn, some surface loss to boards, splitting to joints. Internally clean and crisp. From the library of celebrated poet and playwright Christopher Fry (1907-2005), with his ownership inscription to recto of FFEP. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 19560
BROWNING, Robert. The poetical works of Robert Browning. London. Smith, Elder, & Co., 1907. 8vo. In two volumes. xvi, 748; vii, [1], 786pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Bound by Bumpus in contemporary gilt-tooled brown half-morocco, marbled boards, A.E.G. Spines lightly sunned. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Mervyn Lloyd Peel to both FEPs. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23115
BROWN, Thomas, The Younger [MOORE, Thomas]. Intercepted letters; or, the Twopenny Post=Bag. To which are added, trifles reprinted. London. Printed for James Carpenter, 1822. xxiv, 119pp, [1].

[Uniformly bound with:] MOORE, Thomas. Epistles, odes, and other poems. London. Printed for James Carpenter, 1822. Sixth edition. In two volumes. xv, [1], 176; vii, [1], 182pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume, and a final publisher's advertisement leaf to Vol. II.

[And:] MOORE, Thomas. Odes of anacreon... London. Printed for James Carpenter, 1820. Tenth edition. In two volumes. xlvii, ... More >
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 21739