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[BRYAN]. The Temple of Fame. A poem. Inscrib'd to Mr. Congreve. London. Printed and Sold by H. Hills, 1709. 8vo. 15pp, [1]. With a terminal page of publisher's advertisements. Recent marbled paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Minor wear to extremities. Text-block working loose of binding, light damp-staining to bottom corner and gutter margin of all leaves. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 13405
AKENSIDE, Mark. The poems of Mark Akenside, M.D.. London. Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1772. First edition. 8vo. xii, 402pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, richly gilt. Extremities rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Armorial bookplate of E. H. Greenly to FEP. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 13218
[SMITH, Horace]. [SMITH, James]. Rejected addresses: or, the new theatrum poetarum. London. John Murray, 1833. Eighteenth edition. 8vo. [iii]-xxxi, [1], 170pp. With engraved frontispiece (features picked out in rouge), without half-title. Contemporary pink calf, gilt, spine richly so, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Light rubbing and slight marking to extremities, slight spotting and offsetting, else fine. Presentation copy, inscribed '1838 This Book was presented to Sir Edward Sugden by one of its authors and his faithful friend and servant James Smith' More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 12747
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
OULTON, [Walley Chamberlain]. The busy body: a collection of periodical essays, Moral, Whimsical, Comic, and Sentimental, by Mr. Oulton, author of several fugitive pieces. Dublin. Printed by William Porter et al., 1789. First Dublin edition. 12mo. [6], 322pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and soiled, joints cracked, surface loss to spine. Foxed throughout, ink inscription to recto of FFEP, 'Wm. Pollock (?) 2 Augt. 1796'. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 12429
GROSCLAUDE. Les gaietes de l'annee (deuxieme annee). Paris. Librairie Moderne, 1887. 8vo. [4], 310pp, [2]. With numerous illustrations in the text by Caran d'Ache. Contemporary navy half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, original publisher's illustrated paper wraps bound-in. Minor wear to extremities, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, occasional spots of foxing. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 13400
GRANT, Mrs. Poems on various subjects. Edinburgh. Printed for the Author by J. Moir, 1803. First edition. 8vo. 447pp. With a list of subscribers. Uncut in recent calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 11594
WEBB, Daniel. Remarks on the beauties of poetry. London. Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1762. First edition. 8vo. [4], 125pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent calf backed blue paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Stamped in blind by Worchester Public Library to title, subsequent two leaves, and final three leaves, all leaves lightly toned, marginal dust-soiling to final gathering and blank RFEP. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 12210
BROWN, C. R. (Editor). Scottish Annual 1859. Edinburgh. A. & C. Black, 1859. First edition. 8vo. viii, 412pp. With an illustrated decorative title page and and engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's blind stamped, pebbled green cloth, richly gilt, A.E.G., yellow tinted endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, spine a trifle sunned. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, with ink inscription of 'Samuel Loverly, With the Editors Complts. Xmas 1858' to recto of FFEP, with further later inscriptions in ink and pencil to ... More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 12027
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Last poems. London. Chapman and Hall, 1862. Second edition. 8vo. xi, [1], 142pp, [2]. With a half-title. Original publisher's blind-stamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed, spine sunned, corners bumped. Upper hinge cracked with board working loose, later ink inscription to head of half-title, occasional chipping to top margins. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 13035
ROWE, Elizabeth. The Miscellaneous Works, in Prose and Verse...to which are added, Poems on Several Occasions, By Mr. Thomas Rowe. And to the Whole is prefixed, An Account of the Lives and Writings of the authors. London. Printed for Henry Lintot, 1750. Third edition, corrected. 12mo. Two volumes. [10], xcvi, 264pp; [4], 180, 344pp. Contemporary full calf, five raised bands, gilt; with custom slipcase comprising red cloth gate-fold boards housed in red morocco backed marbled paper box with gilt titles, made to resemble a two volume work. Oddly the date on the case is erroneously given as 1756. Slipcase worn at edges. Rubbed, with some loss to both volumes at head ... More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 11520
ORCZY, Baroness. 'Skin O'My Tooth' His Memoirs, by his Confidential Clerk. London. Hodder and Stoughton, [1928]. First edition. 8vo. 307pp, [8] publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's light blue cloth, lettered in black, dustwrapper. Very minor rubbing to extremities, slight bubbling of cloth to boards, light browning to head and foot of spine, wrapper extensively sympathetically restored and a trifle creased and dust soiled. A little browning to blank endpapers, occasional spot of mild foxing in places, overall internally clean and crisp. A very good copy, ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 11108
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