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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
GREENE, Graham. The end of the affair. London. William Heinemann Ltd., 1951. First edition. 8vo. [6], 237pp, [1]. Original publisher's grey boards, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed, dustwrapper toned and spotted, loss to head and foot of spine panel. Inked initials to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 17062
SMOLLETT, T[obias]. The expedition of humphry clinker. London. Printed for the Proprietors, by J. F. Dove, 1825. 12mo. x, [1], 12-380pp. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title page. Contemporary green morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, occasional spotting. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21570
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. The farmer's boy; a rural poem. London. Printed for Vernor and Hood, 1801. Fifth edition. xxix, [2], 128pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, a further four engraved plates, and several engraved vignettes.

[Uniformly bound with:] BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Rural tales, ballads, and songs. London. Printed for Vernor and Hood, 1802. Second edition. ix, [3], 119pp, [1]. With 12 engraved plates.

[And:] BLOOMFIELD, Robert. The banks of wye; a poem. In Four Books. London. Printed for the author. 1811. First edition. vii, ... More >
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21566
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
BAYLEY, F[rederick] W[illiam] N[aylor]. The French Revolution of 1830. A Comic Poem. London. Alfred Miller, 1830. First edition. 12mo. [2], 24pp. With half-title, an engraved portrait frontispiece and two engraved plates. Stitched in original publisher's printed paper wraps. Slight chipping to spine, spots of marking and foxing, very small worm-hole to lower cover passing through a majority of the text-block - in no instance touching text. Light offsetting, occasional foxing and creasing. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 14690
WHARTON, Edith. The Fruit of the Tree. London. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1907. First U.K. edition. 8vo. [4], 606pp, [10]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, a trifle cocked. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Marchionis de Crewe to FEP, endpapers browned. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 23369
STEELE, [Richard]. The funeral; and the Tender Husband: comedies. London. Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1712. [24], 160pp, [2]. Each play has a separate title page, but the register and pagination are continuous. ESTC T60372.

[Bound with:] STEELE, [Richard]. The lying lover: or, Ladies Friendship. A comedy. London. Printed for Bernard Lintot, 1712. Second edition. [12], 80pp, [4]. With initial and terminal advertisement leaves. ESTC T9517.

12mo. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf. Extremities worn, remnant of paper label to lower compartment of spine, ... More >
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 20930
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. The Genius of the Thames: a Lyrical Poem.. London. T. Hookham, 1810. First Edition. 8vo. vii, [1], 147pp, [1]. With half-titles. Victorian tan half-calf, gilt, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, with loss to head of spine. Ink-dated author obituary clippings pasted to blank-fly, four small mount-holes cut to half title; combined with the indentation on the following leaves suggestive that this once held a Carte de Visite of the author. Some glue residue to gutter of title. Leaf C5 ... More > £ 400.00 Antiquates Ref. 9734
LANYON, Helen. The hill o' dreams. Dublin. Sealy, Bryers and Walker, 1909. First edition. 12mo. 32pp. Original publisher's brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, some marking to boards. Endpapers browned, contemporary inked initials to recto of FFEP, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22210
[LE SAGE, Alain Rene]. The history and adventures of gil blas, of santillane... London. Printed for the proprietors; and sold by all booksellers in town and country, 1795. New edition, revised and corrected. 8vo. 357pp, [1]. The title page is a cancel; a reissue of Hogg's edition of [1794] without the advertisement on the verso of p.357. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red calf lettering-piece. Rubbed and marked, some surface loss to upper board and spine. Recent book-label of J. F. Fuggles to FEP, contemporary inked ownership inscription of M. Lodge to recto of FFEP, a trifle toned. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21634
[SHERIDAN, Frances]. The history of nourjahad. London. Printed for J. Dodsley, 1767. First edition. 12mo. [4], 240pp. With a half-title. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, recently rebacked, contemporary red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed and bumped, chipping to lettering-piece. Armorial bookplate of Lady Davy to FEP, inked ownership inscription of 'Jane Kerr 1790' to half-title, inked notes to front blank fly-leaf and title page, small hole to foot of leaf B8, occasional spotting. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 20637
TWAIN, Mark. The innocents abroad (Abridged.). London. The Masterpiece Library, "Review of Review's" Office, [s.d., c.1900] 62pp, iv. With two final advertisement leaves.

[Together with:] TWAIN, Mark. The New Pilgrim's Progress (Abridged.) London. The Masterpiece Library, "Review of Review's" Office, [s.d., c.1900]. 60pp, iv. With two final advertisement leaves.

8vo. Original publisher's printed pictorial blue wrappers. Extremities spotted, lightly rubbed and dust-soiled, some chipping to edges. Leaves browned. More >
£ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 21266
[WILLIAMS, William]. The journal of llewellin penrose, a seaman. London. Printed for John Murray...and William Blackwood, 1815. First edition. 12mo. In four volumes. [2], xvi, 239, [1]; [2], 217, [7]; [2], 215, [1]; [2], 197pp, [1]. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, recently rebacked. Heavily rubbed. Early book-labels of Abigail Freeth to all FEPs, contemporary inked ownership inscription of Maria Freeth Alleston (?) to FFEP of Vol. I, with recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst pasted beneath, occasional paper repairs to margins of Vol. I, foxed. More > £ 650.00 Antiquates Ref. 21109