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BRAMAH, Ernest. The wallet of kai lung. London. Grant Richards Ltd., 1923. 8vo. Limited edition, number 131 of 200 copies signed by the author. xi, [1], 299pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's tan cloth-backed grey paper boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, printed paper dust-wrapper. Very slight chipping to dustwrapper, light browning to endpapers, else clean and crisp. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 18314
[PARTRIDGE, Eric]. The window: a quarterly magazine. London. Eric Partridge Ltd., [1930]. First edition. 8vo. Volume I, four numbers. All published. Original publisher's cloth, printed paper lettering-pieces to upper boards. Extremities rubbed and sunned, pen-trials to lettering-piece of first number. Endpapers browned, foxed. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22005
RABELAIS, Fran├žois. The work of Francis Rabelais... London. Printed for T. Evans, 1784. 12mo. In four volumes. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume. Recent brown cloth, lettered and stamped in gilt. Minor shelf-wear. Near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of William Johnston to head of all titles, later inked ownership inscription of P. Carson to front blank fly-leaf of Vol. I. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 23313
SHENSTONE, William. The works, In verse and prose. London. Printed for J. Dodsley, 1777. Fifth edition. 8vo. In three volumes. 332, [4]; vii, 343, [1]; viii, 360pp. With engraved frontispieces to Vols. I and II, an engraved folding map to Vol. II, and two final publisher's advertisement leaves to Vol. I. The title of Vol. III reads: 'The works...Containing letters to particular friends, from the year 1739 to 1763. A new edition'. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, contrasting black and green morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities ... More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 12188
MACKENZIE, Henry. The works of henry mackenzie, Esq. With a sketch of the author's life. London. Printed for T. Cadell et al., 1822. 12mo. viii, 544pp. With a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and an additional engraved title page. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting green calf lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, very occasional spotting. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 20502
JAMES I. The works of james I, king of scotland... Perth. Printed by R. Morison, Junior, 1786. 12mo. [10], iii, [1], 112, [5], 116-121pp, [1]. With two engraved plates. Handsomely bound by Orrock of Edinburgh in later gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP, earlier inked ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 22372
COWLEY, Abraham. The works of Mr Abraham Cowley. Consisting of Those which were formerly Printed: and Those which he Design'd for the Press: Now published out of the Authors original copies. London. Printed by J. M. for Henry Herringham, 1684. Eighth edition. [2], xl, 41, [1], 80, [4], 58, 61-70, 154, 23, [1], 148pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. With an engraved portrait frontispiece.

[Bound with:] COWLEY, Abraham. The second part of the works of Mr. Abraham Cowley. Being what was Written and Published by himself in his younger years. And now Reprinted together. London. Printed by Mary Clark, for Charles Harper, 1684. Fifth edition. [8], 161pp, [1]. ... More >
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 11736
VIRGIL. DRYDEN, John. The works of Virgil, translated into English verse by Mr. Dryden. London. Printed for James Swan...For Vernor and Hood et al., 1803. New edition, revised and corrected. 8vo. In three volumes. [32], xlii, 223, [1], [4], cxvi, 260; [4], 326pp, [4]. With 15 engraved plates. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Lightly rubbed to spines, a trifle sunned and soiled. Marbled endpapers, an internally clean and crisp set. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 12200
CONGREVE, William. The works of william congreve...Consisting of His plays and poems. Birmingham. Printed by John Baskerville; For J. and R. Tonson, 1761. 8vo. In three volumes. xxiv, [16], 164, [20], 187-358, [2]; [12], 17-274, [20], 295-514, [2]; [12], 17-514pp, [2]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I and a further five engraved plates. Finely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, brown morocco lettering-pieces, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed and sunned. Marbled endpapers, occasional spotting. More > £ 2,000.00 Antiquates Ref. 17563
O'BRIAN, Patrick. Three bear witness. London. Secker and Warburg, 1952. First edition. 8vo. 206pp. With a half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in silver, pictorial dustwrapper. Very light shelf-wear, dustwrapper lightly foxed, small paper repair to head of verso of spine panel. Contemporary pencilled ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 13939
DRINKWATER, John. Tides. London. Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1917. First trade edition. 8vo. 54pp, [2]. Original publisher's red cloth, printed paper lettering-piece to spine. A trifle rubbed and marked, spine sunned. Occasional light spotting. Presentation copy, inked inscription to verso of half-title: 'To Lord Crewe from John Drinkwater'. With a loosely inserted note-card addressed to Lord Crewe, signed by the author, expressing the hope that the recipient will enjoy the work. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 21473
[ENGLISH THEATRE]. Timoleon: or, The Revolution. A Tragi-Comedy. London. Printed by W. Onley, for John Sturton, 1697. First edition. Quarto. [8], 80pp. Later half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and discoloured. Leaves browned/foxed, later inked annotation to title-page. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 19290
MONTI, Vincenzo. Tragedie del cavaliere vincenzo monti. Firenze [i.e. Florence]. Presso Niccolo Conti, 1818. 12mo. 323pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's buff wrappers, housed within recent custom black cloth slip-case. Extremities worn and sunned. Inked ownership inscription to verso of upper wrapper, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 19475
THOMAS, Dylan. Twenty-five poems. London. J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., [1936]. First edition, second impression. 8vo. vii, [1], 47pp, [1]. Original publisher's grey paper boards, lettered in navy, printed paper dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear, edge-wear to dustwrapper. Browning to endpapers, near contemporary inked gift inscription to recto of FFEP: 'Christopher, / On his influenza. / 26.1.37'. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19561
[POETICAL EXTRACTS]. Twenty Six Choice Poetical Extracts selected from Celebrated Authors, and Printed from copper plates Engraved Expressly for the Work, Each embellished with a Beautiful Vignette, Illustrative of the Subject. London. Published by Robert Miller [s.d., c.1820] First edition. 12mo. Engraved title page, 27 engraved leaves printed on rectos only, 12pp of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's green roan-backed marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities worn, some surface loss to boards, worm-hole to upper joint. Hinges exposed, contemporary inked gift inscription to recto of FFEP, small worm-trail running through lower margins, horizontal tears to two leaves (touching text), foxed and dust-soiled. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 21577
MASON, Walt. Uncle Walt. Chicago. George Matthew Adams, 1911. First edition, second printing. 8vo. 189pp, [1]. With a photographic portrait frontispiece, numerous line illustrations in the text. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's pictorial brown cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear to extremities, chipping and short tears to dustwrapper edges, upper panel detached. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed by the publisher to recto of FFEP: 'To Charlie Horne / super friend / and lover of books / George ... More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 21737