Antiquates Limited - Logo

Literature

[MIRTIL]. The Loves of Mirtil, Son of Adonis; A Pastoral. London. [s.n.], 1770. First edition. 8vo. [2], iv, [4], 139pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece and title, and five further engraved plates. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Ink inscription to recto of FFEP; 'Mary Kelly, Easter 1957', some spotting to plates. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 13930
BYRON, Gordon George, Lord. English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers; A Satire. London. Printed for James Cawthorn, 1809. Second edition. 8vo. [3], vi-vii, [1], 85pp, [1]. Without half-title or terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary calf, gilt, marbled edges. Rubbed, with some loss to head of sunned spine. Occasional spot of light soiling. Inscribed in ink to verso of FFEP; 'W. Williams Wynn' More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 13445
RICHARDSON, Joseph. Literary relics of the late Joseph Richardson...consisting of the comedy of the fugitive, and a few short poems; with a sketch of the life of the author... London. Printed for J. Ridgway, 1807. First edition. Quarto. xiv, [6], 176pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a list of subscribers. Handsomely bound in contemporary morocco backed marbled boards cornered in vellum, gilt. Rubbed, slight chipping to spine. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. Subscriber's copy, from the library of the Earl of Guilford, with his armorial bookplate to FEP. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 11400
VOSS, Johann Heinrich. Mythologische briefe. Stuttgart. In Der J. B. Metzler'schen, 1827. Second edition. 8vo. Two volumes bound as one. xx, 307, [1], xxii, 386pp. Near contemporary brown half-cloth, green buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, paper library shelf label to upper boards, corners bumped. Foxed throughout. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 14035
TASSO, Torquato. Rinaldo a poem; in XII. books: translated from the Italian of Torquato Tasso. By John Hoole. London. Printed for J. Dodsley, 1792. 8vo. xix, [1], 326pp, [14]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and one engraved plate. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, some loss to head of spine, lettering-piece detached. Armorial bookplate of E. H. Greenly to FEP, ink inscription of 'Amelia Bosworth' to head of title, offsetting from both plates, tear to rear blank fly leaf. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 13221
VENTOUILLAC, L. T.. The french librarian, or literary guide, pointing out the best works of the principle writers of france, in every branch of literature; with criticisms, personal anecdotes, and bibliographical notices; precede by a sketch of the progress of french literature. London. Treuttel, Wurtz, Treuttel, Jun. and Richter, 1829. 8vo. [4], xliv, 536pp. With a 16pp. publisher's catalogue bound-in. Largely unopened in original publisher's blue paper boards, backed in brown paper, printed paper title label. A trifle rubbed, some loss to title label and paper of board edges. Overall internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 13365
[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