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MASON, Walt. Uncle Walt. Chicago. George Matthew Adams, 1911. First edition, second printing. 8vo. 189pp, [1]. With a photographic portrait frontispiece, numerous line illustrations in the text. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's pictorial brown cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear to extremities, chipping and short tears to dustwrapper edges, upper panel detached. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed by the publisher to recto of FFEP: 'To Charlie Horne / super friend / and lover of books / George ... More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 21737
DRYDEN, John. The tempest: or, the Enchanted Island. London. Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1735 [i.e. 1768?] 12mo. [7], 180-262pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece. Uncut, stitched, as issued, in original publisher's powder-blue wrappers, recent typed title label to upper wrapper. Wrappers creased, torn, and chipped, some loss to spine. Damp-staining to frontispiece, title page, and preface leaves, occasional creasing. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21853
TOMLINSON, H. M.. Gallions reach: a romance. London. William Heinemann Ltd., [1927]. First edition. 8vo. [6], 292pp, [1]. Original publisher's turquoise cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, dustwrapper worn, browned, and spotted, closed tear to upper panel, loss to head, with paper repairs to verso. Internally clean and crisp. Bookplate of American bibliophile Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr. (1910-2001), director of the Pierpont Morgan Library between 1948-1969, to FEP. Presentation copy, inked inscription to half-title from the ... More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21977
[CARROLL, Lewis]. The lewis carroll centenary in london 1932... London. The Old Court House, Messrs. J & E. Bumpus, Ltd., 1932. First edition. 8vo. Limited edition, number 38 of 400 copies. xvi, [4], 138pp, [2]. With six black and white plates. Without the corrigenda and additional exhibits leaves which were loosely tipped-in and occasional still found in some copies. Original publisher's cream buckram, lettered in gilt, orange paper dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed, some chipping to dustwrapper. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21991
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
[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
SCHUTZE, [Johann Stephan]. Taschenbuch fur das jahr 1823. Der Liebe und Freundschaft gewidmet. Frankfurt am Main. Friedrich Wilmans, [1823]. 16mo. [4], 32, 288pp. With an engraved frontispiece, and engraved title page, and a further 17 finely executed engraved plates; 12 of which curiously only occupy half of a page. Contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, gilt supralibros to upper board, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed and marked. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, offsetting to title. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 20389
[RANDS, William Brighty]. Lilliput levee: Poems of childhood, child-fancy, and child-like moods. London. Strahan & Co., 1868. 8vo. viii, 209, [1], 6pp. With an engraved frontispiece and a further 11 engraved plates after designs by J. E. Millais, C. Green, G. J. Pinwell, and B. Bradley, and three final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's green cloth, richly stamped in black and gilt. Hinges exposed, plates toned, very occasional light spotting.

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£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21715