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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
[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
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
THACKERAY, Anne Ritchie. The Village on the Cliff. By the Author of 'The Story of Elizabeth'.. London. Smith, Elder & Co., 1867. Third Edition. 8vo. xi, 318pp. Engraved frontispiece and four other engravings. Half tan morocco over marbled boards by Worsfold. Marbled end papers. Elaborate gilt decoration and titling to spine. A.E.G. Slight splitting to foot of upper board with rubbing to spine and extremities with a small scratch to top of upper board. Occasional very minor smudges to margins and slight oxidisation to illustrations. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 10239
[HURDIS, James]. The village curate, a poem. Bishopstone, Sussex. Printed at the Author's own press, and sold by J. Johnson, 1797. A new and improved edition (being the fourth). 8vo. [4], 136pp, [2]. Without one final publisher's advertisement leaf. Recent calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed. Lightly toned and spotted. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 20863
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The vicar of wakefield. London. Printed for J. Bumpus, 1816. 8vo. [5], viii, 248pp. Contemporary black morocco-backed blind-stamped green cloth boards, spine richly gilt, marbled edges. Slight rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, tear to leaf F4 - touching text of p.71, without loss of sense - paper repair to verso, not touching text, foxed throughout. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 16626
GARNETT, Richard. The twilight of the gods and other tales. London. T. Fisher Unwin, 1888. First edition. 8vo. 346, 6, 24pp. A remainder copy with two terminal publisher's advertisement catalogues, the latter dated 1891. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt and black. Lightly rubbed. Decorated endpapers, hinges exposed, occasional spotting. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22155
HAYLEY, William. The triumphs of temper; a poem. In six cantos. London. Printed for J. Dodsley, 1781. Second edition. Quarto. xii, 166pp. With a half-title. Without final advertisement leaf. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities worn, joints split, boards held by cords only, loss to head and foot of spine, lettering-piece, and bumped corners. Inked gift inscription to half-title: ' Miss Patison / from / Margaret Pringle 1789 / Leith Links', lightly spotted. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21052
YOUNGE, Charlotte M.. The Trial: More Links of the Daisy Chain. London. Macmillan and Co., 1868. 4th Edition. 8vo. xi, 439pp, 61. with advertisment leaves at end. Illustrated frontisepiece and three black and white illustrations. Ink inscription to F.F.E.P. Original publishers cloth spine over boards with gilt titling. Some rubbing to extremities. Clean internally, partially unopened, one gathering slightly protruding at foot and another at head, both remain strongly attached. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 10003