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WHITEHEAD, W[illiam]. An hymn to the Nymph of Bristol Spring. London. Printed for R. Dodsley...And Sold by M. Cooper, 1751. First edition. Quarto. 37pp, [3]. With a half-title, a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf, and three fine engraved vignettes by Boitard. Recent plain grey paper boards. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp, a very good copy. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 19192
[GALT, John]. Annals of the parish; or the chronicle of dalmailing; during the ministry of the rev. micah balwhidder. Written by himself... Edinburgh. Printed for William Blackwood...and T. Cadell, 1822. Second edition. 12mo. [8], 400pp. With half-title and 12pp terminal publisher's catalogue. Uncut in original publisher's green cloth-backed tan paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed, with some loss to lettering-piece and bumped corners. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 14928
ISHIGURO, Kazuo. A pale view of the hills. New York. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1982. First American edition. 8vo. 183pp, [1]. Original publisher's teal cloth-backed cream paper boards, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Very light shelf-wear to foot, short tear to dustwrapper at base of spine, publisher's black 'P' remainder mark to lower edge. Signed by the author to title page. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 20773
REYNOLDS, Frederick. A Playwright's Adventures. London. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, 1831. First edition. 12mo. [4], 356pp. Numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's black half-calf, drab paper boards, lettered in gilt. Heavily rubbed. Foxed. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 23303
YOUNG, Edward. A poem on the last day. Oxford. Printed at the Theatre for Edward Whistler, 1713. Second edition. 8vo. [12], 74pp. With a half-title. Recent half-calf, brown cloth boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 15127
DENNIS, [John] Mr.. A poem upon the Death of Her late Sacred Majesty Queen anne, and the Most Happy and most Auspicious Accession Of his Sacred Majesty king george. To the Imperial Crowns of Great Britain, France and Ireland. With an Exhortation to all True Britons to Unity. London. Printed by H. Meere, and Sold by J. Baker, 1714. First edition. 8vo. 30pp. With a half-title. Recent half-calf, brown cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Minor shelf-wear. Marbled endpapers, slight shaving to top-edge. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 15133
[GREEN FAMILY]. A season in bath: or, Letters from the Green Family, to their friends in the country. First series. London. David Bogue, 1855. First edition. 12mo. viii, 75pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's green printed paper wrappers. Lightly rubbed and marked, some surface loss to spine, splitting to joints. Bookplate of the Bath Public Reference Library to FEP, occasional ink-stamps, light spotting. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to half-title; 'The Bath Literary Club / from the author / 1886'. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 16883
WHARTON, Edith. A son at the front. London. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1923. First U.K. edition. 8vo. v, [1], 365pp, [3]. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, a trifle cocked. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Marchionis de Crewe to FEP, endpapers browned. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 23368
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
LINDSAY, David. A voyage to arcturus. London. Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1946. Second edition. 8vo. 248pp. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed and marked, spine sunned. Bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21784
LINDSAY, David. A Voyage to Arcturus. New York. The Macmillan Company, 1963. First American edition. 8vo. x, [2], 244pp. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt, ruled in white, pictorial dustwrapper. Some minor chipping to dustwrapper, else fine. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 23380
WILLS, C[harles] J[ames]. Behind an eastern veil: a plain tale of events occurring in the experience of a lady who had a unique opportunity of observing the inner life of ladies of the upper class in persia. Edinburgh and London. William Blackwood and Sons, 1894. First edition. 8vo. 376pp, [2]. Original publisher's decorated navy cloth. Extremities rubbed and marked, spine sunned, corners bumped. Hinges exposed, armorial bookplate of Josiah Vavasseur to FEP, blind-stamp of John Fowles to front blank fly-leaf, very occasional light spotting, loss to margin of final leaf of text, final gathering working-loose. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21788
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
[FITCHETT, John]. Bewsey, a poem. Warrington. Printed by W. Eyres, for J. Johnson, 1796. First edition. Quato. xi, [1], 32pp. Disbound. With a half-title and a list of subscribers. Half-title marked and dust-soiled, shaved to head, text-block separated into two parts. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 16802
D[enman], G[eorge]. Black eyed susan done into greek. [Cambridge]. [Printed by C. J. Clay, M.A. and Sons, at the University Press], [1886]. First edition. 12mo. [8]pp. Parallel English and Greek text. Disbound. Evidently removed from larger volume, with four leaves of an unidentified list of donations, with the later typed heading 'George Denman Scholarship', attached to rear. Slightest of dust-soiling and creasing to title, else a clean and crisp copy. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 14766
[SMITH, Horace]. Brambletye house; or, cavaliers and roundheads. A novel. London. Henry Colburn, 1826. First edition. 12mo. In three volumes. [2], 378; [2], 399, [1]; [2], 413pp, [1]. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of 'Lawford / Downhill' to head of all titles, occasional private library blind-stamps, lightly spotted. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 18053