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[DRYDEN, John]. JUVENAL. PERSIUS. The satyrs of Decimus Junius Juvenalis: and of Aulus Persius Flaccus. Translated into English verse By Mr. Dryden, And several Eminent Hands... London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1735. Sixth edition. 8vo. cxi, [1], 296pp. With an engraved frontispiece and a further 23 engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, joints split, loss to lettering-piece and head and foot of spine, later paper label reading 'Revesby Abbey bed rooms.' to upper board. Armorial bookplate of James Banks Stanhope to FEP (obscuring earlier armorial bookplate). More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 23270
LANDOR, Walter Savage. The sculptured garland. London. The Dropmore Press, 1948. First edition. Quarto. Limited edition, one of 300 copies printed, of which this is number 43. [12], 54pp, [4]. Illustrated with numerous wood engravings by Iain Macnab. Original publisher's half-morocco, cream cloth boards, stamped and lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper, drab card slipcase. Minor shelf-wear, dustwrapper browned and spotted, slipcase worn - without top-edge. Internally immaculate. Publisher's prospectus loosely inserted (bearing ink-stamps of Dorchester bookseller Longmans. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 23356
SYMINGTON, Maggie. The "snow queen.". London. James Clarke and Co., [1869]. First edition. 12mo. 142pp, [2]. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Binding cocked, a trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Inked ownership inscription of M. Louisa Symington and Robert Symington to recto of FFEP. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22209
SHERER, Moyle. The story of a life. London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1825. First edition. In two volumes. [3], vi-xii, 316; [2], 364pp. Without half-titles. Ink deletion of three lines to p.60 of Vol. I and two lines to p.110 of Vol. II.

[Bound uniformly with:] SHERER, Moyle. Tales of the wars of our times. London. Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1829. First edition. In two volumes. [3], vi-vii, [1], 364; [2], 369pp, [1]. Without half-titles. Single ... More >
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 10925
DRYDEN, John. The tempest: or, the Enchanted Island. London. Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1735 [i.e. 1768?] 12mo. [7], 180-262pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece. Uncut, stitched, as issued, in original publisher's powder-blue wrappers, recent typed title label to upper wrapper. Wrappers creased, torn, and chipped, some loss to spine. Damp-staining to frontispiece, title page, and preface leaves, occasional creasing. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21853
[BRYAN]. The Temple of Fame. A poem. Inscrib'd to Mr. Congreve. London. Printed and Sold by H. Hills, 1709. 8vo. 15pp, [1]. With a terminal page of publisher's advertisements. Recent marbled paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Minor wear to extremities. Text-block working loose of binding, light damp-staining to bottom corner and gutter margin of all leaves. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 13405
WHITTIER, John Greenleaf. The tent on the beach and other poems. Boston. Ticknor and Fields, 1867. First American edition. 8vo. vi, [3], 10-172pp. Original publisher's blind-ruled green cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and marked, library shelf reference in correction fluid to spine. Later bookplate of Mary C. Young to FEP, ink-stamps of St. Joseph's Seminary Library to FEP, p.33, and REP, inked inscription to recto of FFEP, occasional spotting. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21769
BUCHAN, John. The Thirty-Nine Steps. Edinburgh and London. William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., 1935. Seventeenth impression. 8vo. 253pp, [1]. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black, pictorial dustwrapper. Binding cocked, light shelf-wear, wrapper worn, marked, and sunned, loss to spine panel. Occasional spotting More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 20962
DOUGHTY, Charles M.. The titans. London. Duckworth & Co., 1916. First edition. 8vo. [6], 160, [4], 16pp. With a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed and sunned. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22249
HUGO, Victor. The toilers of the sea. (Abridged.). London. The Masterpiece Library, "Review of Review's" Office, [s.d., c.1900] 8vo. 60pp, iv. With two final advertisement leaves. Original publisher's printed pictorial blue wrappers. Extremities spotted, lightly rubbed and dust-soiled. Leaves browned. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21265
RYMER, Thomas. The Tragedies of The Last Age Consider'd and Examin'd by the Practice of the Ancients and by the Common sense of all Ages. In a letter to Fleetwood Shepheard, Esq. London. Printed for Richard Tonson, 1678. First edition. 8vo. [16], 144pp. Recent brown half-morocco, brown buckram boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, repair of closed tear to D1 - touching text without loss of sense, occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 15009
ROWE, N[icholas]. The tragedy of jane shore. Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style. London. Printed for Bernard Lintott, [1714]. First edition, first issue. [8], 63pp, [1]. Without initial leaf (half-title?). ESTC T55544

[Bound after:] Memoirs of the lives of King Edward IV. And jane shore. London. Printed for E. Curll, 1714. First edition. 28pp. ESTC T139789.

Quarto. Nineteenth-century half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and a little marked, slight chipping to lettering-piece. Pen-trials to title and final page of first mentioned work, terminal leaf of ... More >
£ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 18582
MEREDITH, George. The tragic comedians. A study in a well-known story. London. Chapman and Hall, 1880. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. [4], 199, [1]; [4], 181pp, [1]. With half-titles. First edition, first issue, with the original title-leaves dated 1880 intact. Published on 15th December 1880, the following year the publisher inserted cancelled titles dated 1881 into their remaining copies. Contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and sunned, very small worm-hole to Vol. I spine, ink-spot to upper board of ... More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 14667