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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
DRAKE, Nathan. Winter nights; or, fire-side lucubrations. London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. [6], 295, [1]; [4], 300pp. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities a trifle rubbed and dust-soiled, loss to head of spines. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 16142
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
WAUGH, Evelyn. Wine in peace and war. London. Saccone & Speed Limited, [1947]. First edition. 8vo. 77pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's pictorial paper boards. With plain glassine dustwrapper. Extremities rubbed and dust-soiled. Bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, leaves toned and foxed. More > £ 65.00 Antiquates Ref. 21568
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
BAYLY, [Nathaniel] Thomas Haynes. Weeds of witchery. London. Published by Ackermann and Co., 1837. 8vo. 32pp. With 12 engraved plates. Original publisher's green buckram, gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked. Hinges exposed, endpapers soiled, browning to plates. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'La Comtesse de Montabeue best / from the author.' More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 14998
MEREDITH, George. Vittoria. London. Chapman & Hall, 1867. First edition. 8vo. In three volumes. [2], iv, 317, [1]; iv, 333, [1]; 288pp. Without half-titles to Vols. II and III, without title-page or contents leaf to Vol. III. Contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Spines a trifle rubbed and sunned. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscriptions of 'Halsey Ricardo / March 1885' to blank fly-leaves, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 14851
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. First edition. 8vo. Limited edition, one of 950 copies. 138pp, [2]. With a half-title and six full-page silhouette illustrations by the author. Original publisher's decorated tan cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Very slight shelf-wear and bumping to boards, dustwrapper chipped and torn at edges, lightly soiled. Internally immaculate. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 18927
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
[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
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
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