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CONRAD, Joseph. The rover. London. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd., 1923. First edition. 8vo. 317pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Slightest of marking to boards, fore-edge foxed, dustwrapper lightly dust-soiled and a trifle chipped. Browning to endpapers, else internally immaculate. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 18283
THIRLWALL, Connop. Primitiae; or, essays and poems on various subjects, Religious, moral and entertaining.. London. Printed for the Author by T. Plummer, 1809. First Edition. 8vo. xiii, [3], 230pp, xvi, [2]. With a lithographed portrait frontispiece and a list of subscriber's. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed and marked, some loss to spine, chipping to lettering-piece. Later armorial bookplate to FEP, foxed, very occasional marginal chipping/tearing. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 16784
[KENNEDY, Grace]. Father clement; a roman catholic story. Edinburgh. Published by William Oliphant, 1824. Second edition. 12mo in 6s. [3], 6-370pp. Without half-title. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grain green morocco, A.E.G. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, ink gift inscription to verso of frontispiece, occasional light spotting. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 16518
[WILL AND JEAN]. Scotland's Skaith; or, the history o' Will and Jean: owre true a tale! Together with some additional poems, by the author of The Harp. Edinburgh. Printed by Mundell and Son, 1795. Second edition. Three works bound together. [64]pp. With three engraved plates.

[Bound with]; The waes o'war: or, the upshot o'the history o' Will and Jean, Edinburgh, Printed for A. Guthrie, 1796. iv, [1], 6- 32pp.

[And]; A town eclogue, Edinburgh, Printed for the Author by Oliver and Co., 1804. [5], 8-33pp; [1].

8vo. Later blue-green calf over marbled boards, five raised bands, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. ... More >
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 12161
FIORENTINO, Giovanni. Il pecorone di ser giovanni fiorentino nel quale si contengono cinquanta novelle antiche Belle d'invenzione e di stile. Londra [i.e. London]. Presso Riccardo Bancker, 1793. 8vo. In two volumes. xxx, [2], 304; 307pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary green calf-backed marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. Light rubbed and marked, spines sunned. Marbled endpapers, contemporary book-labels to FEPs, marginal loss to leaf B6, Vol. II, lightly foxed. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 16830
DONNAY, Maurice. Amants: comedie en cinq actes. Paris. Paul Ollendorff, 1897. First edition. 12mo. [6], 258pp, [2]. Near contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G., with original publisher's printed paper wrappers bound in. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, bookplate of Gladys de Grey to FEP, lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed to half-title; 'a Lady Grey / un respectueux hommage / Maurice Donnay / Decembre 1896'. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 16280
PORTER, R.. The pleasures of home, with other poems. London. Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy et al., 1821. Second edition. 8vo. [4], ii, [2], 128pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone plain paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Spine a trifle rubbed, light marking to boards, loss to lettering-piece. Lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'Mr. Edwd. Brooks - / with R. Porter's, christian regard, / Oct. 2 - 1821 -'. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 14148
QUARLES, Francis. Emblems divine and moral: together with hieroglyphics of the life of man. London. Printed and Sold by H. Trapp, 1777. 12mo. [2], 289pp, [1]. Without two terminal leaves - translations of Latin mottoes and directions to the binder respectively. With an engraved half-title and a further 96 engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, cracking to spine, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, front blank fly-leaf removed, small hole to engraved half-title, very occasional ink-spotting/marking. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 15542
[DU LARENS, Henri-Joseph]. Le Compere Mathieu, ou Les Bigarrures de L'Esprit Humain. A Paris. Chez les Marchands de Nouveautes, 1797. 12mo. Four volumes bound as two. [4], 264; [2], ii, 256; ii, 244; [2], 215pp, [1]. With five engraved plates. Nineteenth-century green half-cloth, marbled paper boards. Slightest of wear to extremities. Ink annotations to endpapers, expertly repaired tears to title and first contents leaf of Vol. III, occasional light foxing. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 14646
SHERER, Moyle. The story of a life. London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1825. First edition. In two volumes. [3], vi-xii, 316; [2], 364pp. Without half-titles. Ink deletion of three lines to p.60 of Vol. I and two lines to p.110 of Vol. II.

[Bound uniformly with:] SHERER, Moyle. Tales of the wars of our times. London. Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1829. First edition. In two volumes. [3], vi-vii, [1], 364; [2], 369pp, [1]. Without half-titles. Single ... More >
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 10925
[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
[SCOTT, Walter]. The abbot. Edinburgh. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820. First edition. 12mo. In three volumes. [2], iv, 348; [2], 352, [1]; [2], 367pp, [1]. Bound by Stephenson of Edinburgh in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed, spines sunned. Inked ownership inscriptions of J. C. Herries to head of all titles, occasional spotting. More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 22188
[SCOTT, Walter]. The monastery. A romance. Edinburgh. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820. First edition. 12mo. In three volumes. [4], 331, [1]; [4], 333, [1]; [4], 351pp, [1]. With half-titles. Contemporary gilt-tooled half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed. Occasional spotting. More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 22187
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
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
AKENSIDE, Mark. The pleasures of imagination. a poem. in three books. London. Printed for R. Dodsley, 1754. [Fifth edition]. 125pp, [3]. With a half-title and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Title page in red and black. ESTC T85417.

[Bound with:] [WARTON, Thomas]. The pleasures of melancholy. A poem. London. Printed for R. Dodsley, 1747. First edition. 24pp. ESTC T42497.

Quarto. Recent half-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, contemporary marbled boards. Extremities rubbed. Remnant of bookplate to FEP, single manuscript correction to text of second ... More >
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 13927
DESTOUCHES, Nericault [Philippe]. La fausse agnes, ou le poete campagnard. Comedie En prose en trois Actes. Paris. Chez Prault Pere, 1736. [4], 137pp, [3].

[Bound with:] DESTOUCHES, Nericault [Philippe]. Le tambour nocturne, ou le mari devin, comedie angloise. Paris. Chez Prault Pere, 1736. [10], 116pp, [4].

[And:] DESTOUCHES, Nericault [Philippe]. Le dissipateur ou l'honneste-friponne, comedie. Paris. Chez Prault Pere, 1736. [2], xii, 127pp, [3].

8vo. Contemporary speckled calf, morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Extremities worn, joints split. Typed booksellers description pasted to FEP. Armorial bookplate of ... More >
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21594
MASON, Walt. Uncle Walt. Toronto. The Musson Book Company Limited, [1910]. First Canadian edition. 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, some small clear tape repairs to verso. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21736