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MARMONTEL, [Jean-Francois]. Belisarius...To which are added, fragments of moral philosophy, By the same Author, In Three Essays, never before translated. I. Of Glory. II. Of the Great. III. Of Grandeur. Edinburgh. Printed for A. Kincaid & J. Bell, 1767. First Edinburgh edition. 12mo. xi, [1], 276pp. Contemporary polished calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Very occasional slight shipping to margins, short tear to fore-edge of leaf U4, a trifle spotted/browned. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 18872
MYLNE, James. Poems, consisting of miscellaneous pieces, and two tragedies. Edinburgh. Printed for William Creech, and Sold by T. Cadell, London, 1790. First edition. 8vo. 435pp, [1]. With a list of subscribers. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, loss to spine, joints split, upper board detached, some marking, corners bumped. Newspaper clipping pasted to FFEP, occasional light creasing, overall internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 11597
[FOWKE, Martha]. The Platonic Lovers: consisting of Original letters, in prose and verse, That pass'd between an English Lady, and an English Gentleman in France, under the borrow'd Names of Clio and Strephon... London. Printed for John Wilford...and Richard Chandler, 1732. Third edition. 12mo. xxiv, [4], 176pp. Without the additional title-page of the 1729 edition and the two terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Extremities rubbed. Title-page washed to remove library stamp, lightly spotted. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19167
GROSSETESTE, Robert. The Castle of Love: A Poem...Now first printed from Inedited Manuscripts of the Fourteenth Century. Brixton Hill. [Printed by C. & J. Adlard] For private circulation only, 1849. Quarto. Limited edition of 100 copies signed by the publisher (ten of which printed on thick paper); this copy is number 66, on thin paper. vii, [1], 80pp. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Recent bookplate of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP, short tear to margin of p.51-52, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20792
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
PHILIPS, [Ambrose]. The Distrest Mother. A tragedy... London. Printed for S. Buckley...and J. Tonson, 1712. First edition. Quarto. [10], 57pp, [3]. Without half-title. Later half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and discoloured. Leaves browned. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19175
K. L. H. [HOARE, Katherine Louisa Hart]. Verses. Bedford. The Beds. Times Publishing Co., Ltd., 1914. First edition. 8vo. 76pp, [4]. Uncut in original publisher's drab wrappers, lettered in black. Very lightly marked, spine sunned. Recent bookplate of R. C. Fiske to verso to upper wrapper, foxed. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'C. M. H. from K. L. H., Christmas 1914'. With five loosely inserted contemporary leaves of manuscript verse initialed by the author, a later (1921) printed single leaf poem, ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20812
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
THOMAS, Dylan. Twenty-five poems. London. J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., [1936]. First edition, second impression. 8vo. vii, [1], 47pp, [1]. Original publisher's grey paper boards, lettered in navy, printed paper dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear, edge-wear to dustwrapper. Browning to endpapers, near contemporary inked gift inscription to recto of FFEP: 'Christopher, / On his influenza. / 26.1.37'. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19561
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
MACPHERSON, Ossian. The dreamer, a poem, in three cantos, With other Poems; and an introductory epistle upon the island of madeira. London. Printed for the Author, 1848. First edition. 8vo. [6], v, [2], 152pp, [4]. With a half-title and a list of subscribers. Partially unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped red buckram, lettered in gilt. Extremities sunned and a trifle marked. Manuscript booksellers description tipped-in to FFEP, closed tears touching text of leaves C2-3, lightly spotted. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20469
WEBER, Henry. Metrical Romances of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Centuries: Published from Ancient Manuscripts, With an Introduction, Notes, and a Glossary. Edinburgh. Printed By George Ramsay and Company, For Archibald Constable and Co., 1810. First Edition. 8vo. Three volumes. [iii]-lxxxvii, [1], 381, [1]; [4], 451; [4], 459pp, [5]. Finely bound in contemporary diced calf, gilt, by H. Searson, Belfast, with his label to FEP of Vols II-III. Marbled endpapers and edges. A handsome set despite some surface wear to spine and boards, splitting to joints. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 10467
[BOILEAU-DESPREAUX, Nicolas]. Oeuvres diverses Du Sieur D*** avec le traite du sublime ou du merveilleux dans le discours, Traduit du Grec de Longin. a Amsterdam. Chez Abraham Wolfgang, 1677. Nouvelle edition, Reveue, corrigee, & augmentee de plusieurs Pieces nouvelles. 12mo. 160, [40], 101-214pp, [10]. With an extra-engraved title page, and four further engraved plates, all included in the pagination. Contemporary British (likely English) calf, blind-ruled to spine compartments and boards, with floral device to each corner of boards, with contrasting red morocco lettering-piece ('Boileaus Poetry'). Slightly rubbed, bumping to corners, joints just starting. Some marking to pastedowns, with bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP. ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19679
ADDISON, [Joseph]. Cato a tragedy by Mr. addison. Il catone tragedia del signore addison tradotta da anton maria salvini gentiluomo fiorentino. In Firenze [i.e. Florence]. Nella Stamperia di Michele Nestenus, 1725. First parallel English and Italian edition. Quarto. xiv, [2], 160pp. The text of the play itself printed in parallel English and Italian text. Contemporary sheep, spine richly gilt. Extremities marked and worn, loss to head and foot of spine, boards a trifle bowed. Recent private library ink- stamp to title-page, single inked annotation to margin of p.8, very occasional spotting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 17002
SURTEES, R.S.. Handley cross; or mr jorrocks's hunt. London.. Bradbury and Evans, 1854. First illustrated edition. viii, [2]. 550pp. With a duplicate 'preface' leaf bound in at front. Frontispiece and 16 hand-coloured plates by John Leech. A crisp bright copy, with slight wear to head and foot of spine. Some cracking to hinges. Bookplates of R.N.H. Moore Stevens and Robin Stephen Benson to front endpapers. Preserved in a cloth folding-box. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23048