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HERDER, Johann Gottfried von. Der Cid nach spanischen Romanzen. Stuttgart und Tubingen. Verlag der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1838. First illustrated edition. Quarto. [6], 238pp. With an engraved half-title, an additional engraved title-page, and numerous engraved illustrations in the text by Eugen Neureuther. Handsomely bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Rubbed, some surface loss to upper board. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Edward Nicholas Hurt to FEP, foxed throughout. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 16891
JUVENAL. PERSIUS. Decii junii juvenalis et a. persii flacci satyrae. Londini [i.e. London]. Typis J. Brindley, 1744. 12mo. [2], 116pp. With an engraved title. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled crushed red morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, some marking to boards. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, very occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 19253
D'ALWIS, James. Contributions to oriental literature; or, the leisure hours. Colombo. Printed at the Government Press, 1863. First edition. 8vo. In two parts. xv, [1], 264, [4]. With half-title. Unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped green buckram, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, lightly marked. Internally clean and crisp, armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, ink gift inscription to head of first contents leaf; 'To Lord Houghton / with / (?) best / compls. / Ceylon / Dec. 15. 65'. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 17615
LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Contes et nouvelles en vers. Paris. Les editions G. Cres et Cie., 1922. 8vo. In two volumes. xviii, [2], 355, [1]; [4], 387pp, [3]. With numerous engraved plates after designs by Charles Eisen. Contemporary gilt-tooled brown crushed morocco, T.E.G. Very minor shelf-wear. Marbled endpapers, internally immaculate. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 19589
FERGUSON, Samuel, Sir. Congal: a poem, in five books. Dublin. Sealy, Bryers & Walker, 1893. Second edition. 8vo. xv, [1], 174pp, [2]. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's gilt-stamped navy cloth. Extremities rubbed, a trifle cocked, spine sunned. Lightly toned. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22248
FROST, Robert. Complete poems. London. Jonathan Cape, [1951]. 8vo. 494pp. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Minor shelf-wear, dustwrapper rubbed and marked. Lightly foxed. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 23375
READE, Charles. Christie Johnstone. A novel. London. Richard Bentley, 1853. First edition. 8vo. [4], 334pp, [2]. Contemporary red half-morocco, buckram boards, gilt. Lightly rubbed and sunned. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Jame K. Howard to FEP, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21707
[CHRISTIAN VERSE]. Christian Lyrics: chiefly selected from modern authors. London. Frederick Warne and Co., [1872]. 8vo. xv, [1], 614, [1], xviii-xx, 615-616pp, [4]. With an engraved frontispiece and a further 249 engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Extremities rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, occasional spotting. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 23219
[ROSCOE, Robert]. Chevy chase, a poem. Founded on The Ancient Ballad. London. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies...by J. M'Creery, 1813. First edition. Quarto. [2], 108pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled green morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned, discolouration and marking to boards. Ink annotation providing author's name to drop-head title, lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. Newspaper clipping to verso of FFEP announcing the death of Henry Roscoe, pasted beneath manuscript note reading; 'I wish James G. Roscoe to have the / quarto edition of Chevy Chase bound / ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 15154
[ROSCOE, Robert]. Chevy chase, a poem. Founded on The Ancient Ballad. With other poems. London. Printed for Cadell & Davies et al., 1820. First octavo edition. 8vo. [3], vi-xii, 112pp. Without half-title. Contemporary straight-grained green morocco tooled in gilt and blind, recently rebacked in remnant of contemporary spine laid-on. Boards a trifle rubbed and marked. Recent marbled endpapers, slightest of spotting to title, overall internally clean and crisp. Association copy, inscribed in ink to recto of blank fly-leaf; 'Jane Eliz. Roscoe / from her affct. brother / the author'. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 15141
COWARD, Noël. Cavalcade. London. William Heinemann, 1932. First edition. 8vo. [14], 134pp, [1]. With a frontispiece and 22 black and white photographic plates from the original production. Original publisher's yellow cloth, multi-coloured lettering printed on spine and boards.Extremities rubbed and marked, spine sunned. Signed by Coward in pencil on half-title. More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 23088
CATULLUS. Catulli carmina: the poems of catullus. London. The Piazza Press: issued to subscriber's by Peter Davies, 1929. Limited edition. 8vo. Limited edition, no. 476 of 500 copies printed on Italian mould-made paper. xvi, 215pp, [1]. Parallel Latin and English text. With an illustrated frontispiece and a further seven illustrated plates by Vera Willoughby. Original publisher's vellum, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle discoloured. Bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, internally immaculate. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21556
ADDISON, [Joseph]. Cato a tragedy by Mr. addison. Il catone tragedia del signore addison tradotta da anton maria salvini gentiluomo fiorentino. In Firenze [i.e. Florence]. Nella Stamperia di Michele Nestenus, 1725. First parallel English and Italian edition. Quarto. xiv, [2], 160pp. The text of the play itself printed in parallel English and Italian text. Contemporary sheep, spine richly gilt. Extremities marked and worn, loss to head and foot of spine, boards a trifle bowed. Recent private library ink- stamp to title-page, single inked annotation to margin of p.8, very occasional spotting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 17002
MASON, William. Carattaco poema drammatico scritto sul modello della tragedia greca antica da guglielmo mason ec. ec. Dall' inglese recato in verso italiano da t. j. mathias. Napoli [i.e. Naples]. Da' Torchi di Agnelo Nobile, 1823. 8vo. xx, 133pp, [3]. Uncut in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Extremities dust-soiled and a trifle marked, loss to head and foot of spine. Lightly foxed internally. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title by translator Thomas James Mathias; 'Dall' Autore'. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 16128
[CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY]. Cambridge prize poems: being a complete collection of the english poems which have obtained the chancellor's gold medal in the university of cambridge. London. Printed for T. and J. Allman, 1819. Second edition. 12mo. [6], 205pp, [3]. Title in red and black. With three final publisher's advertisement leaves. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities worn and marked, joints split, lower board and spine cracked, loss to head and foot, lettering-piece chipped. Foxed. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21246
[SMITH, Horace]. Brambletye house; or, cavaliers and roundheads. A novel. London. Henry Colburn, 1826. First edition. 12mo. In three volumes. [2], 378; [2], 399, [1]; [2], 413pp, [1]. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of 'Lawford / Downhill' to head of all titles, occasional private library blind-stamps, lightly spotted. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 18053
D[enman], G[eorge]. Black eyed susan done into greek. [Cambridge]. [Printed by C. J. Clay, M.A. and Sons, at the University Press], [1886]. First edition. 12mo. [8]pp. Parallel English and Greek text. Disbound. Evidently removed from larger volume, with four leaves of an unidentified list of donations, with the later typed heading 'George Denman Scholarship', attached to rear. Slightest of dust-soiling and creasing to title, else a clean and crisp copy. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 14766