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[POETRY ANTHOLOGY]. The Bee, a Selection of poetry, from the best Authors. London. Printed and Sold by Darton & Harvey, 1797. New edition. 12mo. [8], 204pp. With an engraved title page. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed and marked. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurt to FEP, near contemporary ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 21850
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
PERCY, Thomas. The Boy's Percy: being Old Ballads of War, Adventure and Love from bishop thomas percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry...Edited for boys with an introduction by sidney lanier. London. Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, [s.d., c. 1883] 8vo. xxxi, [1], 441pp. With an engraved frontispiece and a further 49 illustrations in the text after original designs by E. B. Bensell. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, supralibros of Hillbrow School, Rugby to upper board, marbled edges. Extremities sunned, a trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, inked prize inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, occasional spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 16494
OULTON, [Walley Chamberlain]. The busy body: a collection of periodical essays, Moral, Whimsical, Comic, and Sentimental, by Mr. Oulton, author of several fugitive pieces. Dublin. Printed by William Porter et al., 1789. First Dublin edition. 12mo. [6], 322pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and soiled, joints cracked, surface loss to spine. Foxed throughout, ink inscription to recto of FFEP, 'Wm. Pollock (?) 2 Augt. 1796'. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 12429
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
[KEBLE, John]. The christian year: thoughts in verse for the sundays and holydays throughout the year. Oxford. Printed by W. Baxter, For J. Parker; and C. and J. Rivington, 1827. First edition. 12mo. xii, 201, [1]; viii, 200pp, [2]. With half-titles to each volume and a terminal errata leaf to Vol II. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards (blue for Vol. I, brown for Vol II), expertly rebacked to style in contrasting paper. Some marking to boards, loss to extremities. With an entire A.L.S. from the author to 'The Revd. F. Kilvert, Claverton Lodge, Bath', loosely inserted, spotted, ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 18023
[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
JEPHSON, Robert. The Count of Narbonne. A tragedy... London. Printed for T. Cadell, 1781. First edition. 8vo. [8], 80pp, [4]. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in later green morocco-backed green cloth boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Occasional spotting. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21856
POLLOK, Robert. The course of time: a poem, in ten books. Edinburgh. William Blackwood, 1828. Seventh edition. 8vo. [4], 394pp. With a half-title. Contemporary black calf, tooled in gilt and blind, dark green morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later inked gift inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, contemporary inked ownership inscription of Mary Ann Hutchinson to head of half-title, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22157
NEWCOMB, Thomas. [GESSNER, Salomon]. The death of abel. A sacred poem. Written originally in the German Language. Attempted in the stile of milton. By the Rev. Thomas Newcomb. Dublin. Printed for George Faulkner, 1763. First Dublin edition. 12mo. [4], 164pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, with splitting to joints (though boards remain firmly attached by binding cords). Armorial bookplate to FEP of Lancelot Haslope, recent bookplate of Antony Charles Thomas to FFEP, lightly foxed. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 14877
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
[COWPER, William]. The diverting history of john gilpin: showing how he went farther than he intended and came safe home again. London. Charles Tilt, 1828. 8vo. iv, [1], 6-20pp, [4]. With a wood-engraved frontispiece, five wood-engraved plates, and two terminal advertisement leaves. Original publisher's drab printed paper wrappers. Extremities chipped and marked. Contemporary inked ownership inscription of 'Fanny Thorp' to verso of upper panel, occasional light spotting. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 16974