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POPE, Alexander. The rape of the lock, an heroi-comical poem...adorned with plates. London. Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for F.J. Du Roveray..., 1801. 8vo. xxix, 79pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece and five further engraved plates. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco, gilt. A.E.G. Rubbed, slight spotting to plates, light offsetting. Franklin D. Roosevelt's copy, with his ink inscription 'Franklin D. Roosevelt Hyde Park from Aunt Corinne' and the bookplate of Isabelle Fleming, with a further pencilled inscription pointing to this: 'a descendent of Pochontas and from her intellectual descendent to ... More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 18844
K. L. H. [HOARE, Katherine Louisa Hart]. Verses. Bedford. The Beds. Times Publishing Co., Ltd., 1914. First edition. 8vo. 76pp, [4]. Uncut in original publisher's drab wrappers, lettered in black. Very lightly marked, spine sunned. Recent bookplate of R. C. Fiske to verso to upper wrapper, foxed. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'C. M. H. from K. L. H., Christmas 1914'. With five loosely inserted contemporary leaves of manuscript verse initialed by the author, a later (1921) printed single leaf poem, ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20812
GRANT, Joan. Winged pharaoh. London. Arthur Baker Ltd., 1937. First edition. 8vo. x, [2], 382pp. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. Extremities rubbed, spine sunned, a trifle cocked. Hinges exposed, endpapers browned. Ink-stamp of the Officers Mess Library R.A.F. Catfoss to title page alongside pasted down manuscript receipt recording the sale of the book to Reginald Sims, with inked ownership inscription of Sims to recto of FFEP. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21234
MASON, A[braham] J[ohn]. Poetical essays. London. Printed for the Author, by W. Scars...and sold by T. Boys, 1822. First edition. 8vo. [8], 111pp, [1]. With 11 engraved illustrations in the text (including title page vignette), executed by the author, after designs by John Thurston, and a list of subscribers. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind, recently rebacked, marbled edges. Boards heavily rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, inked ownership inscriptions of Andrew Fletcher Salton to verso of FFEP and head ... More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 18026
[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
MORTON, Thomas. Speed the plough: a comedy, in five acts... London. Printed by A. Strahan...for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1800. Fifth edition. 8vo. 94pp, [2]. A reissue of the first edition with the title page partially reset. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Recent burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly dust-soiled and browned internally. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 19461
JUVENAL. PERSIUS. D. junii juvenalis aquinatis satirae XVI...quibus adjectae sunt, a. persii flacci satirae... Glasguae [i.e. Glasgow]. Excudebant Andreas et Joannes M. Duncan, Academiae typographi, 1825. 8vo. In two volumes. clx, 419pp, [1]; 733, [1], 2pp. With half-titles to both Vols., an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title page to Vol. I, and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements to Vol. II. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled green half-morocco, marbled paper boards, marbled edges. Extremities lightly rubbed, Marbled endpapers, offsetting to title page of Vol. I, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 21187
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
PHILIPS, [Ambrose]. The Distrest Mother. A tragedy... London. Printed for S. Buckley...and J. Tonson, 1712. First edition. Quarto. [10], 57pp, [3]. Without half-title. Later half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and discoloured. Leaves browned. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19175
LEIGHTON, John. A Sonnet seguence of the great adventure of John Leighton fro over 16 years Hon Sec & Late Master of the Art Workers Guild London. [Florence]. [Gualandi's Deaf and dumb Institute Typographic School], [s.d., c.1920] First edition. Quarto. 40pp. Original wrappers. Slight browning, edges uncut. Embossed stamp '1. Costa Scarpuccia Florence' to second leaf. Presentation copy, inscribed by the dedicatee 'To my ever dear Arthur from Sister Margaret', followed by a short note and five lines of verse. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20598
GROSSETESTE, Robert. The Castle of Love: A Poem...Now first printed from Inedited Manuscripts of the Fourteenth Century. Brixton Hill. [Printed by C. & J. Adlard] For private circulation only, 1849. Quarto. Limited edition of 100 copies signed by the publisher (ten of which printed on thick paper); this copy is number 66, on thin paper. vii, [1], 80pp. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Recent bookplate of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP, short tear to margin of p.51-52, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20792
[ENGRAVINGS] SCHILLER, Friedrich. Acht Umrisse zu Schiller's Fridolin / Eight Outlines to Schiller's Fridolin [and] Acht Umrisse zu Schiller's Fridolin oder der Gang dem Eisenhammer von Moris Resch. [and] [a booklet with engraved scenes from the play]. London [and] Stuttgart Und Tubingen. J. H. Bohte [and] in der J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1824 [and] 1823. Oblong quarto. Three volumes, within publisher's folder with paper title label. 10; [4], 11pp, [1]; 8 full-page engravings. Two text volumes sewn with small cloth strip glued to spine, the plates stitched, as issued. Occasional spotting. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 20609