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HEMANS, Felicia. Moral and religious poems. Edinburgh and London. William Blackwood and Sons, 1850. First edition. 12mo. [3], vi-viii, 262pp. Attractively bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Margaret Schuster to verso of FFEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 22207
SMITH, Stevie. Mother, what is man?. [London]. Jonathan Cape, 1942. First edition. 8vo. 80pp. With numerous line-drawings by the author in the text. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in silver, pictorial dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a trifle marked, lightly rubbed, some chipping/loss to edges and head and foot of spine panel. Inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21471
[ROSCOE, William]. Mount pleasant: a descriptive poem. To which is added, an ode. Warrington. Printed by W. Eyres, for J. Johnson, 1777. First edition. Quarto. 49pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent calf-backed plain paper boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Slightest of loss to margin of E4, very small hole to G3 - not touching text, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 15143
[SURTEES, Robert Smith]. Mr Facey Romford's Hounds. London. Bradbury and Evans, [1865]. First edition. 8vo. In original 12 monthly parts. With 24 hand-coloured etched plates by John Leech and Halbot Knight Browne. Original publisher's brick-red pictorial wrappers, housed in recent custom red morocco pull-off case by W. Root & Son of London. Case a trifle rubbed, with bookplates of Samuel Henry Austin and Lucius Wilmerding. Very slight chipping to spines, upper panel of part I detached from text-block. Internally clean ... More > £ 650.00 Antiquates Ref. 10191
CRUDEN, William. Nature Spiritualised, in a variety of poems. Containing Pious and Practical Observations on the works of nature, and the ordinary occurrences in life. London. Printed by J. and W. Oliver, 1766. First edition. 12mo. xiv, 295pp, [1]. Later gilt-tooled diced-calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Extremities rubbed, a trifle marked, loss to head and foot of spine. Recent book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, title page laid-down, contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto, loss to head, very occasional closed tears to margins, final gathering protruding from text-block, loss to final leaf (just clipping text without loss of sense), ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19796
WILSON, [John], Professor. Noctes ambrosianae. Edinburgh and London. William Blackwood and Sons, 1865. 8vo. In four volumes. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, speckled edges. Lightly rubbed. Contemporary bookplates to FEPs, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of FFEP of Vol. I, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 21781
BRONTE, Charlotte, Anne, and Emily. Novels of the sisters, Thornton Edition. Edinburgh. John Grant, 1924. Thornton edition. 8vo. In 12 volumes. Half-title and title pages printed in red and black, With gravure frontispieces and numerous full-page photographic plates. Uncut in original publisher's dark green cloth, stamped and lettered in gilt to spines, cream printed dustwrappers. Very slight shelf-wear to extremities, chipping to dustwrapper edges, spines sunned, with loss to head and foot, more substantial loss to spine panel of Gaskell volume. Internally immaculate. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 20778
MOORE, Thomas. Odes of anacreon, translated into English verse with notes. Dublin. Printed by Robert Napper, 1803. First Irish edition. 12mo. ix, [2], 12-214pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Attractively bound in contemporary tree-calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Slight rubbing to joints. Nineteenth century ink inscription to FEP, offsetting to title, lightly foxed. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 13166
ANACREAON. MOORE, Thomas. Odes of anacreon, translated into english verse with notes. In two volumes. London. Printed for J. Carpenter, 1806. Sixth edition. 8vo. [iii]-xv, [1], [5]-163, [1]; 146pp. With engraved portrait frontispieces of both Moore and Anacreon. Without half-title to first volume. Beautifully bound in contemporary full vellum, gilt. Blue silk endpapers, A.E.G. and gauffered. Slightly warped, a little marking, slight damp-staining to fly-leaves of Vol I, else a fine set. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 13128
DA COSTA, Jose Daniel Rodrigues. O espreitador do mundo novo. Obra critica, moral, e divertida. Lisboa [i.e. Lisbon]. Simao Thaddeo Ferreira, 1802. First edition. Quarto. In twelve parts. 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32pp. With a woodcut vignette to title, and a further 11 identical woodcut vignettes in the text. Contemporary black morocco-backed marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed, some surface loss. Marbled endpapers, small neat paper repair to verso of title (slight loss to imprint), very occasional chipping to margins. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 20924
[BOILEAU-DESPREAUX, Nicolas]. Oeuvres diverses Du Sieur D*** avec le traite du sublime ou du merveilleux dans le discours, Traduit du Grec de Longin. a Amsterdam. Chez Abraham Wolfgang, 1677. Nouvelle edition, Reveue, corrigee, & augmentee de plusieurs Pieces nouvelles. 12mo. 160, [40], 101-214pp, [10]. With an extra-engraved title page, and four further engraved plates, all included in the pagination. Contemporary British (likely English) calf, blind-ruled to spine compartments and boards, with floral device to each corner of boards, with contrasting red morocco lettering-piece ('Boileaus Poetry'). Slightly rubbed, bumping to corners, joints just starting. Some marking to pastedowns, with bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP. ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19679
PINDAR. Olympia, pythia, nemea, isthmia... Ebroduni [i.e. Yverdon-les-Bains]. Ex Societatis Heluet. Cald., 1624. [Sixth edition]. 16mo. 680pp. Recent calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, inked ownership inscription to verso of FFEP, leaves toned and damp-stained More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 23153
MEREDITH, George. One of our conquerors. London. Chapman and Hall, 1891. First edition. 8vo. In three volumes. [4], 302; iv, 320; iv, 307pp, [1]. Contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Spines rubbed and a trifle sunned. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscriptions of 'Halsey Ricardo' to blank fly-leaves, slightest of browning to endpapers, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 14778