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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
MACDONALD, Wilson. A flagon of beauty. Toronto. The Pine Tree Publishing Co., [1931]. First edition. 8vo. Author's edition, limited to 500 copies, of which this is number 155. 217pp, [1]. Original publisher's gilt-stamped navy faux leather. Lightly rubbed. Illustrated endpapers, armorial bookplate of Edgar Allison Eaton to FEP, internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to limitation page: 'Edgar Allison Eaton: / May "the dreaming of some visionary mind" / be yours. / Wilson MacDonald, / December 3rd / 1931'. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21641
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
JEFFERIES, Richard. Hodge and his masters. London. Smith, Elder, & Co., 1880. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. vii, [3], 359; [6], 312pp, [4]. With half-titles and two final leaves of publisher's advertisements to Vol. II. Original publisher's brown buckram, blocked in black and blind, gilt pictorial devices to upper boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed. Typed booksellers description pasted to FEP of Vol. I, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 20808
BEATTIE, James. The minstrel; or, the progress of genius: and Other Poems. London. Printed for John Sharpe, 1827. 12mo. xiv, 176pp. With an additional engraved title page and a further five engraved plates. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, inked gift inscription to verso of FFEP, pencilled annotations to front blank fly-leaves, occasional inked highlighting. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21569
[FITCHETT, John]. Bewsey, a poem. Warrington. Printed by W. Eyres, for J. Johnson, 1796. First edition. Quato. xi, [1], 32pp. Disbound. With a half-title and a list of subscribers. Half-title marked and dust-soiled, shaved to head, text-block separated into two parts. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 16802
BYSSHE, Edward. The art of English poetry. Containing, I. Rules for making Verses. II. A Collection of the most Natural, Agreeable and Sublime Thoughts, viz. Allusions, Similes, Descriptions and Characters of Persons and Things that are to be found in the best English Poets. III. A Dictionary of Rhymes. London. Printed for A. Bettesworth, J. Osborn, etc, 1725. Seventh edition, corrected and enlarged. 12mo. Two volumes. [8], 40, 280; 288, x, 38pp. Contemporary English panelled calf, with volume numerals lettered in gilt directly to spine, paper title labels in the compartment beneath. A trifle rubbed, bumping to corners with a little leather loss, some loss to head of spine and short cracks to joints of Vol I. Early inked numeral to FFEP, Vol I. More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 21195
SMOLLETT, T[obias]. The expedition of humphry clinker. London. Printed for the Proprietors, by J. F. Dove, 1825. 12mo. x, [1], 12-380pp. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title page. Contemporary green morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, occasional spotting. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21570
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.

Quarto. Contemporary black half-morocco, cloth boards, gilt. ... More >
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21591
[POETICAL EXTRACTS]. Twenty Six Choice Poetical Extracts selected from Celebrated Authors, and Printed from copper plates Engraved Expressly for the Work, Each embellished with a Beautiful Vignette, Illustrative of the Subject. London. Published by Robert Miller [s.d., c.1820] First edition. 12mo. Engraved title page, 27 engraved leaves printed on rectos only, 12pp of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's green roan-backed marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities worn, some surface loss to boards, worm-hole to upper joint. Hinges exposed, contemporary inked gift inscription to recto of FFEP, small worm-trail running through lower margins, horizontal tears to two leaves (touching text), foxed and dust-soiled. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 21577
BOWLES, W[illiam] Lisle. Scenes and shadows of days departed: a narrative accompanied with poems of youth and some other poems of melancholy and fancy in the journey of life from youth to age. London. William Pickering, 1837. First edition. [3], vi-xlv, [1], 118pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece.

[Bound with:] BOWLES, Caroline. The birth-day; a poem, in three parts: to which are added, occasional verses. Edinburgh. William Blackwood and Sons, 1836. First edition. [4], ii, 288pp.

12mo. Contemporary calf boards, recently rebacked, A.E.G. Boards rubbed. Recent book-label of James Stevens Cox to FEP, offsetting to first title, else internally clean and crisp. More >
£ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 21562
CATULLUS. Catulli carmina: the poems of catullus. London. The Piazza Press: issued to subscriber's by Peter Davies, 1929. Limited edition. 8vo. Limited edition, no. 476 of 500 copies printed on Italian mould-made paper. xvi, 215pp, [1]. Parallel Latin and English text. With an illustrated frontispiece and a further seven illustrated plates by Vera Willoughby. Original publisher's vellum, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle discoloured. Bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, internally immaculate. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21556