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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
TERENCE. Publii Terentii Afri comoediae, Phaedri fabulae Aesopiae, Publii Syri et aliorum veterum sententiae, ex recensione et cum notis Richardi Bentleii. Cantabrigiae [i.e. Canterbury]. Apud Cornelium Crownfield, 1726. Quarto. In two parts. [7], xxv, 444; [8], 87pp, [1]. With two engraved plates. The second part has a separate title page reading: 'Phaedri Augusti liberti fabularum Aesopiarum libri quinque...Cantabrigiae apud Cornelium Crownfield'. Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Heavily rubbed. Recent book-label of Peter Allan Hansen to FEP, early inked ownership inscription to FFEP, minute worm-trail to gutter. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 19153
[POETICAL MISCELLANY]. A Collection of Poems: Viz The Temple of Death By The Marquis of Normanby... With Several Original Poems Never Before Printed, By The Earl of Roscommon, The Earl of Rochester..... London. Printed for Daniel Brown...and Benjamin Tooke, 1701. First Edition. 8vo. [8], 453pp, [3]. With three terminal advertisment pages. Recent blue morocco, gilt titling to spine, spine slightly faded. Slight marking to prelims, staining to R5 and R6. Very occasional marginal ink stains, marginal loss at corners of H3 and H4, not touching text. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 9979
DUCRAY-DUMINEL, M. [Francois-Guillaume]. Victor, ou l'enfant de la foret. A Paris. Chez le Prieur, Libraire, [1798]. Third edition. 12mo. Four volumes. 242, [2]; 257, [1]; 275, [1]; 325pp, [1]. With half-title and engraved frontispiece to each volume. Finely bound in contemporary red half-morocco over marbled boards, gilt. Slightly rubbed to spines, bumping to corners. Marbled endpapers. Early ink inscription of E. Matheiu to head of each title, occasional marginal loss to text blocks. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 11086
[SMITH, Horace]. [SMITH, James]. Rejected addresses: or, the new theatrum poetarum. London. John Murray, 1833. Eighteenth edition. 8vo. [iii]-xxxi, [1], 170pp. With engraved frontispiece (features picked out in rouge), without half-title. Contemporary pink calf, gilt, spine richly so, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Light rubbing and slight marking to extremities, slight spotting and offsetting, else fine. Presentation copy, inscribed '1838 This Book was presented to Sir Edward Sugden by one of its authors and his faithful friend and servant James Smith' More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 12747
VENTOUILLAC, L. T.. The french librarian, or literary guide, pointing out the best works of the principle writers of france, in every branch of literature; with criticisms, personal anecdotes, and bibliographical notices; precede by a sketch of the progress of french literature. London. Treuttel, Wurtz, Treuttel, Jun. and Richter, 1829. 8vo. [4], xliv, 536pp. With a 16pp. publisher's catalogue bound-in. Largely unopened in original publisher's blue paper boards, backed in brown paper, printed paper title label. A trifle rubbed, some loss to title label and paper of board edges. Overall internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 13365
MYLNE, James. Poems, consisting of miscellaneous pieces and two tragedies. Edinburgh. Printed for William Creech and sold by T. Cadell, 1790. First edition. 8vo. 8pp, xxiii, [1], 435pp, [1]. With a list of subscribers. Uncut, bound in recent calf-backed brown cloth boards with contrasting blue lettering-piece. Very slightly rubbed. Ink inscription to recto of FFEP reading 'Lochill in Haddingtonshire', light marginal soiling in places but overall a clean and crisp copy. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 11765
COWLEY, Abraham. The works of Mr Abraham Cowley. Consisting of Those which were formerly Printed: and Those which he Design'd for the Press: Now published out of the Authors original copies. London. Printed by J. M. for Henry Herringham, 1684. Eighth edition. [2], xl, 41, [1], 80, [4], 58, 61-70, 154, 23, [1], 148pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. With an engraved portrait frontispiece.

[Bound with:] COWLEY, Abraham. The second part of the works of Mr. Abraham Cowley. Being what was Written and Published by himself in his younger years. And now Reprinted together. London. Printed by Mary Clark, for Charles Harper, 1684. Fifth edition. [8], 161pp, [1]. ... More >
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 11736
[ROSCOE, Robert]. Chevy chase, a poem. Founded on The Ancient Ballad. With other poems. London. Printed for Cadell & Davies et al., 1820. First octavo edition. 8vo. [3], vi-xii, 112pp. Without half-title. Contemporary straight-grained green morocco tooled in gilt and blind, recently rebacked in remnant of contemporary spine laid-on. Boards a trifle rubbed and marked. Recent marbled endpapers, slightest of spotting to title, overall internally clean and crisp. Association copy, inscribed in ink to recto of blank fly-leaf; 'Jane Eliz. Roscoe / from her affct. brother / the author'. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 15141
[ROSCOE, Robert]. Chevy chase, a poem. Founded on The Ancient Ballad. London. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies...by J. M'Creery, 1813. First edition. Quarto. [2], 108pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled green morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned, discolouration and marking to boards. Ink annotation providing author's name to drop-head title, lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. Newspaper clipping to verso of FFEP announcing the death of Henry Roscoe, pasted beneath manuscript note reading; 'I wish James G. Roscoe to have the / quarto edition of Chevy Chase bound / ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 15154
QUARLES, Francis. Emblems Divine and Moral; Together with hieroglyphicks of the Life of Man. London. Printed for D. Midwinter et al., 1736. 12mo. [8], 375pp, [1]. With an engraved half-title and 93 engravings in the text. Bound by Charles Goodall of Leeds in early twentieth-century navy half-calf, buckram boards, tooled in gilt and blind. Rubbing to joints and edges, marking to boards, pen trials to recto and verso of engraved half-title, slight loss to lower corners of C2-3, browned throughout, occasional spots of dust-soiling. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 15541
GURNEY, Joseph John. Sabbatical verses. London. Published by J. and A. Arch, 1837. First edition. 8vo. [6], 58pp, [2]. Partially unopened in original publisher's navy cloth, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned, slight loss to lettering-piece. Foxed throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of title-page; 'Henry Birkbeck Jun. / with J. J. Guerney's dear love / Grove/8 1837'. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 16081
ANACREAON. MOORE, Thomas. Odes of anacreon, translated into english verse with notes. In two volumes. London. Printed for J. Carpenter, 1806. Sixth edition. 8vo. [iii]-xv, [1], [5]-163, [1]; 146pp. With engraved portrait frontispieces of both Moore and Anacreon. Without half-title to first volume. Beautifully bound in contemporary full vellum, gilt. Blue silk endpapers, A.E.G. and gauffered. Slightly warped, a little marking, slight damp-staining to fly-leaves of Vol I, else a fine set. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 13128
MIDDLETON, Charles S.. Shelley and his writings. London. Thomas Cautley Newby, 1858. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. xv, [1], 325; x, 358pp. With a folding plate depicting a facsimile of Shelley's handwriting and a tipped-in errata slip to Vol. 1, and an 8pp publisher's advertisement catalogue to the rear of each volume. Largely unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked, spines sunned. Later armorial bookplates of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 17226