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DAVIDSON, John. Testaments: No. I. The testament of a vivisector. London. Grant Richards, 1901. First edition. 27pp, [1]. With a half-title.

[Bound with:] DAVIDSON, John. Testaments. No. II. The testament of a man forbid. London. Grant Richards, 1901. First edition. 29pp, [1]. With a half-title.

[And:] DAVIDSON, John. Testaments. No. III. The testament of an empire-builder. London. Grant Richards, 1902. First edition. 81pp, [1]. With a half-title and an initial leaf of publisher's advertisements.

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£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21591
ARNOLD, Matthew. Poetical works. London. Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1899. 8vo. xii, [2], 510pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Partially unopened in contemporary red half-morocco, red cloth boards, spine richly gilt, T.E.G. A trifle rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, contemporary inked gift inscription to head of title page, short vertical tear to leaf A8 (blank but for caption title), small hole to margin of leaf B2, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21640
PERCY, Thomas. The Boy's Percy: being Old Ballads of War, Adventure and Love from bishop thomas percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry...Edited for boys with an introduction by sidney lanier. London. Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, [s.d., c. 1883] 8vo. xxxi, [1], 441pp. With an engraved frontispiece and a further 49 illustrations in the text after original designs by E. B. Bensell. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, supralibros of Hillbrow School, Rugby to upper board, marbled edges. Extremities sunned, a trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, inked prize inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, occasional spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 16494
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
[LE SAGE, Alain Rene]. The history and adventures of gil blas, of santillane... London. Printed for the proprietors; and sold by all booksellers in town and country, 1795. New edition, revised and corrected. 8vo. 357pp, [1]. The title page is a cancel; a reissue of Hogg's edition of [1794] without the advertisement on the verso of p.357. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red calf lettering-piece. Rubbed and marked, some surface loss to upper board and spine. Recent book-label of J. F. Fuggles to FEP, contemporary inked ownership inscription of M. Lodge to recto of FFEP, a trifle toned. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21634
WILLS, C[harles] J[ames]. Behind an eastern veil: a plain tale of events occurring in the experience of a lady who had a unique opportunity of observing the inner life of ladies of the upper class in persia. Edinburgh and London. William Blackwood and Sons, 1894. First edition. 8vo. 376pp, [2]. Original publisher's decorated navy cloth. Extremities rubbed and marked, spine sunned, corners bumped. Hinges exposed, armorial bookplate of Josiah Vavasseur to FEP, blind-stamp of John Fowles to front blank fly-leaf, very occasional light spotting, loss to margin of final leaf of text, final gathering working-loose. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21788
BARTON, Bernard. Poetic vigils. London. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1824. First edition. 8vo. 12, [2], xii, 308pp. With an initial publisher's advertisement catalogue and two final leaves of advertisements. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities worn, upper joint split. Recent bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 19065
[CALVERLEY, Charles Stuart]. Fly leaves. Cambridge. Deighton, Bell, and Co., 1872. First edition. 8vo. iv, 120pp. Bound by Potter & Sons of York in contemporary half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting, later bookplate of Ronald and Jay Hamilton to REP. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 19068
WORDSWORTH, William. Select Pieces from the Poems of William Wordsworth. London. James Burns, [1843]. 12mo. [12], 238pp. With decorated borders and numerous illustrated vignettes. Contemporary gilt-tooled polished black calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, contemporary inked gift inscription to half-title. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21871
[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
[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
[PARTRIDGE, Eric]. The window: a quarterly magazine. London. Eric Partridge Ltd., [1930]. First edition. 8vo. Volume I, four numbers. All published. Original publisher's cloth, printed paper lettering-pieces to upper boards. Extremities rubbed and sunned, pen-trials to lettering-piece of first number. Endpapers browned, foxed. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22005
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. The poetical works. London. Smith, Elder, & Co., 1898. 8vo. xxi, [1], 667pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Bound by Truslove & Hanson in contemporary gilt-tooled half-morocco, brown cloth boards, T.E.G. Extremities rubbed, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22148
COWPER, William. Poems. London. Published by Thos. Kelly, 1819. 8vo. In two volumes. [2], 343, [1]; [2], iv, [4], 367pp, [1]. With an engraved title page to each volume, an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I, and a further four engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled diced calf. Extremities sunned and lightly rubbed. Occasional spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22206
DRYDEN, John. The poetical works of john dryden. Edinburg [sic]. [Printed for John Bell] at the Apollo Press, by the Martins, 1778. 12mo. In three volumes. With an additional engraved title page (dated 1777) to each volume, and an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed, slight loss to heads of spines. Later inked ownership inscriptions to all FFEPs, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22266
TOMLINSON, H. M.. All our yesterdays. London. William Heinemann Ltd., [1930]. First trade edition. 8vo. [10], 539pp, [1]. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper, Book Society belly-band. Minor shelf-wear, some chipping to dustwrapper, spine panel sunned, loss to belly-band. With a single sheet A.L.S. remarking on a privately printed Easter card for which Tomlinson wrote the copy. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22602