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GREENE, Graham. Yes and No and For Whom the Bell Chimes. London. The Bodley Head, [1983]. Limited edition. 8vo. Signed limited edition, number 109 of 750 copies printed. [2], 91pp, [1]. Origianl publishers olive green cloth, lettered in gilt, original acetate dustwrapper. Very minor shelfwear. Internally immaculate. A fine copy. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 17058
SHAW, John. Woolton green: a domestic tale; with Other Miscellaneous Poems. Liverpool. Printed by Perry and Metcalfe, 1825. First edition. 8vo. xii, [5], 12-192pp. Rough-cut leaves. With two engraved plates bound at front. Contemporary calf over blue paper boards, lettering piece, gilt. Extremities somewhat rubbed, damp-staining to boards, corners bumped. Ink inscription to recto of FFEP, occasional marginal dust-soiling. More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 13004
MORGAN, Lady. Woman, or ida of athens. London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809. First edition. 12mo. In four volumes. xxviii, 223, [1]: [4], 272; [4], 192; [4], 290pp, [10]. With half-titles to each volume, exception Vol. I - as issued? Contemporary calf, rubbed, some cracking to surface of spines. Head of each title torn away, presumably to remove an ownership inscription. Half-title and title of vol IV detached, with some dog-earring. Marginal tear to K12, vol. I, marginal paper flaw to ... More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 16831
GRANT, Joan. Winged pharaoh. London. Arthur Baker Ltd., 1937. First edition. 8vo. x, [2], 382pp. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. Extremities rubbed, spine sunned, a trifle cocked. Hinges exposed, endpapers browned. Ink-stamp of the Officers Mess Library R.A.F. Catfoss to title page alongside pasted down manuscript receipt recording the sale of the book to Reginald Sims, with inked ownership inscription of Sims to recto of FFEP. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21234
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Wild flowers; or, pastoral and local poetry. London. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe...and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. First edition. 12mo. v, [4], viii-x, 132pp. With an engraved frontispiece and seven engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Rubbed, splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked gift inscription to head of title-page; 'F. G. Spencer / given to him by his Father / 1811', internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 18719
DUCRAY-DUMINEL, M. [Francois-Guillaume]. Victor, ou l'enfant de la foret. A Paris. Chez le Prieur, Libraire, [1798]. Third edition. 12mo. Four volumes. 242, [2]; 257, [1]; 275, [1]; 325pp, [1]. With half-title and engraved frontispiece to each volume. Finely bound in contemporary red half-morocco over marbled boards, gilt. Slightly rubbed to spines, bumping to corners. Marbled endpapers. Early ink inscription of E. Matheiu to head of each title, occasional marginal loss to text blocks. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 11086
K. L. H. [HOARE, Katherine Louisa Hart]. Verses. Bedford. The Beds. Times Publishing Co., Ltd., 1914. First edition. 8vo. 76pp, [4]. Uncut in original publisher's drab wrappers, lettered in black. Very lightly marked, spine sunned. Recent bookplate of R. C. Fiske to verso to upper wrapper, foxed. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'C. M. H. from K. L. H., Christmas 1914'. With five loosely inserted contemporary leaves of manuscript verse initialed by the author, a later (1921) printed single leaf poem, ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20812
RICKETTS, Charles. Unrecorded histories. London. Martin Secker, 1933. 8vo. Limited edition, one of 950 copies printed for sale in England and the United States of America. 138pp, [2]. With six full-page illustrations by the author. Original publisher's gilt-stamped tan buckram. Light shelf-wear, spine sunned. Internally immaculate. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21927
MASON, Walt. Uncle Walt. Toronto. The Musson Book Company Limited, [1910]. First Canadian edition. 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, some small clear tape repairs to verso. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21736
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
JOYCE, James. Two tales of shem and shaun: fragments from work in progress. London. Faber and Faber, [1932]. First English edition. 8vo. 45pp, [1]. Original publisher's powder blue paper boards, lettered in dark blue, printed orange paper dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear, dustwrapper priceclipped, rubbed, marked, and chipped, naive orange paper repairs to verso at head and foot of spine panel. Later bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21483
[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
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
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
[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
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