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GAY, [John]. Achilles. An opera. As it is Perform'd at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden... London. Printed for J. Watts, 1733. First edition. 8vo. [6], 68pp, [4]. Without half-title. With three final pages of publisher's advertisements. Handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in later blind-tooled straight-grain red morocco, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. Joints and corners rubbed. Marbled endpapers, bookplate to FEP, title page a trifle dust-soiled, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19206
[ENGRAVINGS] SCHILLER, Friedrich. Acht Umrisse zu Schiller's Fridolin / Eight Outlines to Schiller's Fridolin [and] Acht Umrisse zu Schiller's Fridolin oder der Gang dem Eisenhammer von Moris Resch. [and] [a booklet with engraved scenes from the play]. London [and] Stuttgart Und Tubingen. J. H. Bohte [and] in der J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1824 [and] 1823. Oblong quarto. Three volumes, within publisher's folder with paper title label. 10; [4], 11pp, [1]; 8 full-page engravings. Two text volumes sewn with small cloth strip glued to spine, the plates stitched, as issued. Occasional spotting. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 20609
[BALLADS]. A collection of old ballads. Corrected from the best and most Ancient Copies Extant. With introductions Historical, Critical, or Humorous. London. Printed for J. Roberts et al., 1723. Second edition. 12mo. In three volumes. [4], viii, [2], 287, [1]; [4], xi, [5], 266, [2]; [4], xii, [6], 263pp, [1]. Vol. I is the second edition, Vols. II and III first editions, with the latter printed in 1725. Title leaf of Vol. III a cancel. With half-titles, an engraved frontispiece to each volume, and a further 42 engraved plates – with the frequently mutilated or removed ‘Swimming ... More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 18162
[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
[POETICAL MISCELLANY]. A Collection of poems Written upon several occasions By several persons. With many Additions, Never before in Print. London. Printed for Tho. Collins and John Ford...and Will. Cademan, 1673. Second edition. 8vo. [6], 128, 131-185pp, [1]. Recased in contemporary blind-ruled sheep, later gilt lettering to spine. New endpapers. Late eighteenth-century Porkington Library shelf label to FEP, early ink inscription of 'Ellen Owen' to head of title. Slightly rubbed to extremities, spine a trifle faded and creased. More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 15004
ELIOT, George. Adam bede. Leipzig. Bernard Tauchnitz, 1859. 8vo. [iii]-vi, 389, [1]; [iii]-vi, 334pp. Without half-titles or tipped-in errata slip. Contemporary gilt-tooled black half-calf, grey cloth boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed. Inked ownership inscription to head of first title page, very occasional chipping to margins. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22156
[COURTSHIP]. A dialogue between Honest John And loving Kate: with Their contrivance for marriage, and way to get a livelihood. Part the first. Manchester. Printed by A. Swindells, [s.d., c.1820] 15pp, [1]. With a woodcut vignette to title.

[Together with:] A dialogue between honest john and Loving Kate: With their contrivance for marriage, and way to get a livelihood. Part second. Manchester. Printed by A. Swindells, [s.d., c.1820]. 15pp, [1]. With a woodcut vignette to title.

12mo. Folded and unopened as issued. Dust-soiling and chipping to margins, spotting to title of second part. More >
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 17086
MACDONALD, Wilson. A flagon of beauty. Toronto. The Pine Tree Publishing Co., [1931]. First edition. 8vo. Author's edition, limited to 500 copies, of which this is number 155. 217pp, [1]. Original publisher's gilt-stamped navy faux leather. Lightly rubbed. Illustrated endpapers, armorial bookplate of Edgar Allison Eaton to FEP, internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to limitation page: 'Edgar Allison Eaton: / May "the dreaming of some visionary mind" / be yours. / Wilson MacDonald, / December 3rd / 1931'. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21641
THOMSON, James. Agamemnon. A tragedy. Acted at the theatre-royal in drury-lane, By His Majesty's Servants. London. Printed for, and Sold by A. Millar, 1738. First edition. 8vo. [6], 71pp, [1]. Without initial advertisement leaf. Recent plain paper wrappers. Minor wear to extremities. Title-page and terminal leaf foxed, ink ownership inscription to head of title, clipping of 'A song by Mr. Thomson, Author of the Seasons' pasted beneath dramatis personae, lightly browned throughout. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 14976
NAUGHTON, Bill. Alfie. [London]. Macgibbon & Kee, [1966]. First edition. 8vo. 208pp. Original publisher's purple cloth lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear to dustwrapper, a trifle dusty. A near fine copy. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 20965
DONNAY, Maurice. Amants: comedie en cinq actes. Paris. Paul Ollendorff, 1897. First edition. 12mo. [6], 258pp, [2]. Near contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G., with original publisher's printed paper wrappers bound in. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, bookplate of Gladys de Grey to FEP, lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed to half-title; 'a Lady Grey / un respectueux hommage / Maurice Donnay / Decembre 1896'. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 16280
D'ISRAELI, I[saac]. Amenities of literature, consisting of sketches and characters of english literature. London. Edward Moxon, 1841. First edition. 8vo. In three volumes. xii, 372; vi, 429, [1]; vi, 420pp. With half-titles. Handsoomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled vellum, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, T.E.G. Extremities lightly rubbed and discoloured. Marbled endpapers, occasional spotting. Inked inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf of Vol. I: 'Edith Coleridge / 1887 / from the books of her dear / Uncle Derwent Coleridge', with her calling card tipped-in beneath. Obituary ... More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 20317
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. A moveable feast. London. Jonathan Cape, [1964]. First U. K. edition. 8vo. 191pp, [1]. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, dustwrapper (designed by Hans Tisdall). Slight shelf-wear to foot, dustwrapper price-clipped, else fine. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 17061
SKINNER, Rev. John. Amusements of Leisure Hours: Or Poetical Pieces, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: By the Late Reverend John Skinner; At Longside, Aberdeenshire. To Which is Prefixed, a Sketch of the Author's Life, with Some Remarks on Scottish Poetry. Edinburgh. Printed By John Moir...and Sold By Stuart Cheyne...by Alexander Brown, 1809. First edition. 8vo. 144pp. Original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, joints cracked, loss to spine and bumped corners. Ink inscription to title, occasional foxing. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 12051
ISHIGURO, Kazuo. An Artist of the Floating World. London. Faber and Faber, 1986. First edition, second issue. 8vo. 206pp. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Very light damp-staining to head of dustwrapper, else clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21461