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RAIT, Robert Sangster. "The Kingis Quair" and The New Criticism. Aberdeen. A. Brown & Co., 1898. First edition. 8vo. 27pp, [5]. With two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Sunned, a trifle marked, chipping to spine, Contemporary inked ownership inscription to upper panel. Very occasional ink highlighting, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 18907
[NEVILLE, O.]. The lay of the last minstrel, travesty. London. Sold by H. Colburn, 1811. Virgin edition. 8vo. [8], 237pp, [1]. With a half-title. Contemporary calf-backed drab paper boards. Extremities worn, without lettering-piece, loss to spine and joints, boards bumped and marked. Front pastedown sprung, occasional light spotting. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 11359
[CARROLL, Lewis]. The lewis carroll centenary in london 1932... London. The Old Court House, Messrs. J & E. Bumpus, Ltd., 1932. First edition. 8vo. Limited edition, number 38 of 400 copies. xvi, [4], 138pp, [2]. With six black and white plates. Without the corrigenda and additional exhibits leaves which were loosely tipped-in and occasional still found in some copies. Original publisher's cream buckram, lettered in gilt, orange paper dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed, some chipping to dustwrapper. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21991
ARMSTRONG, Edmund J[ohn]. The life and letters of Edmund J. Armstrong. London. Longmans, Green, And Co., 1877. First edition. 8vo. xvii, 565pp, [3]. With half-title, a photographic portrait frontispiece, an additional engraved title, and a terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to half-title; 'Marie E. Wrixon / from / George F. Armstrong / September, 1878'. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 14580
COLERIDGE, Hartley. The life of Andrew Marvell. Hull. Published by A. D. English, 1835. 8vo. [2], 64pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's mauve buckram, paper lettering-piece to upper board. Extremities sunned, ink spotting to boards, slight split to upper joint, loss to head of spine. Text-block working loose of binding, without FFEP, head of title-page trimmed to removed ink inscription, lightly foxed. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 14474
[GILPIN, John]. [COWPER, William - Adaptations]. The life of John Gilpin, taken From divers Manuscripts in the Possession of the Family, and now published, for the first Time, by their Permission, for the Gratification of the Public Curiousity, respecting so extraordinary a Character... Dublin. Printed for Messrs. Burnet, White, Burton, H. Whitestone, Byrne, Cash, M'Donnel, and Marchbank, 1785. First Dublin edition. 12mo. viii, 144pp. Contemporary tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed and marked, later sympathetic repairs to upper joint, short split to foot of lower joint. Inscriptions of George Gore, along with other pen-trials, to blank fly-leaves and dedication leaf, some marginal worming at end. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 17573
SHERRIFF, R. C.. The long sunset. London. Elek Books, 1955. First edition. 8vo. 94pp. Original publisher's cream cloth, lettered in red. Very minor shelf-wear. Endpapers lightly browned, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21786
[MIRTIL]. The Loves of Mirtil, Son of Adonis; A Pastoral. London. [s.n.], 1770. First edition. 8vo. [2], iv, [4], 139pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece and title, and five further engraved plates. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Ink inscription to recto of FFEP; 'Mary Kelly, Easter 1957', some spotting to plates. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 13930
[PAUL, John Dean, Sir]. The man of ton, a satire. London. Henry Colburn, 1828. First edition. 8vo. [4], 112, 8pp. With four final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's drab wrappers, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities marked and worn, loss to spine, contemporary inked ownership inscription to upper wrapper. Recent book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, occasional spotting. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 18025
SARGENT, John. The mine: a dramatic poem... London. Printed for T. Cadell, 1788. Second edition. 8vo. xxvii, [1], 120pp. With an engraved frontispiece and a further four engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked, joints split. Marbled endpapers, contemporary armorial bookplate and inked ownership inscription of Julia Leigh to FEP and recto of front blank fly-leaf respectively, booksellers ticket of T. Hookham of New Bond Street to FEP, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to ... More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 21929
BEATTIE, James. The minstrel; or, the progress of genius: and Other Poems. London. Printed for John Sharpe, 1827. 12mo. xiv, 176pp. With an additional engraved title page and a further five engraved plates. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, inked gift inscription to verso of FFEP, pencilled annotations to front blank fly-leaves, occasional inked highlighting. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21569
LINNECAR, Richard. The miscellaneous works of Richard Linnecar, of Wakefield. Leeds. Printed by Thomas Wright, 1789. First edition. 8vo. [8], 300pp. With a list of subscriber's. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities worn and marked, upper board detached, loss to spine, bumped. Occasional browning, overall internally clean and crisp. Subscriber's copy, engraved monogram of John Carr stamped to verso of title, with his ownership inscription to upper board. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 14782
[MUSES FAREWEL]. The muses farewel to Popery and Slavery, or, a collection of Miscellany Poems, Satyrs, Songs, &c. Made by the most Eminent Wits of the Nation, as the Shams, Intreagues, and Plots of Priests and Jesuits gave occasion. London. Printed for N[athaniel]. R[anew]. H[enry]. F[aithorne]. and J[ohn]. K[ersey]., 1689. First edition. [6], 144pp. Without initial license-to-print leaf. ESTC R19207, Wing M3140.

[Bound with:] A supplement to the collection of miscellany poems against Popery & Slavery. London. [s.n.], 1689. First edition. [4], 95pp, [1]. ESTC R28188, Wing S6186.

8vo. Recent navy half-morocco, blue moire boards, lettered in gilt. Slight marking to extremities. Very occasional spotting/marginal repairs, shaving to head, minute worm-trail to lower margin, early annotation to ... More >
£ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 17424
LOVE, David. The Nottingham Drapers. Nottingham. Hodson, Printer. [s.d., c.1810s] Folio. Dimensions 200 x 312mm. Single leaf broadside. With woodcut vignette (of a beehive) to head, printed in two columns, all within a greek-key style border. Creased and crinkled, with some soiling, damp-staining and old folds.

Incipit: 'As in the muses I delight, On all the Drapers' shops I write;'
Explicit 'Who all sell cheap to stand the test, But READY MONEY they love best'. More >
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 23092
TANSILLO, Luigi. The Nurse, a poem. Translated from the Italian of Luigi Tansillo. By William Roscoe. Dublin. Printed for B. Dornin, 1800. Third edition. 12mo. 31, [1], 89, [3], 34pp. In three parts; a life of Tansillo, the nurse, and notes - each has separate pagination, the register is continuous. The poem has parallel Italian and English texts. With a half-title. Contemporary calf, morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Rubbed, joints cracked, some loss to head of spine. Upper hinge cracked, armorial bookplate of Roberti Bourne to FEP. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 13217