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BOOTHBY, Guy. Doctor Nikola. London. Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, [1896]. First edition. 8vo. viii, 322pp, [4]. With a black and white frontispiece, 21 plates, and numerous illustrations in the text by Stanley L. Wood, and two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt, illustrated colour inlays bordered in gilt to upper board and spine. Rubbed, and lightly marked, spine sunned. Endpapers browned. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 16929
VIRGIL. DRYDEN, John. The works of Virgil, translated into English verse by Mr. Dryden. London. Printed for James Swan...For Vernor and Hood et al., 1803. New edition, revised and corrected. 8vo. In three volumes. [32], xlii, 223, [1], [4], cxvi, 260; [4], 326pp, [4]. With 15 engraved plates. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Lightly rubbed to spines, a trifle sunned and soiled. Marbled endpapers, an internally clean and crisp set. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 12200
[SURTEES, Robert Smith]. Mr Facey Romford's Hounds. London. Bradbury and Evans, [1865]. First edition. 8vo. In original 12 monthly parts. With 24 hand-coloured etched plates by John Leech and Halbot Knight Browne. Original publisher's brick-red pictorial wrappers, housed in recent custom red morocco pull-off case by W. Root & Son of London. Case a trifle rubbed, with bookplates of Samuel Henry Austin and Lucius Wilmerding. Very slight chipping to spines, upper panel of part I detached from text-block. Internally clean ... More > £ 650.00 Antiquates Ref. 10191
LEE, Nat[haniel]. Lucius junius brutus; father of his country. A tragedy. London. Printed for Richard Tonson, 1681. First edition. Quarto. [8], 72pp, [1]. With a final epilogue leaf. Later half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later paper repairs to margins and verso of title page, and lower margins of leaves A4 and I1, pen-trials to p.[8] and fore-edge of p.2, paper flaw to p.5 - with very slight loss of sense, spotted. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20338
CONRAD, Joseph. Last essays. London & Toronto. J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1926. First edition. 8vo. xvii, [1], 253pp, [1]. With a frontispiece: 'A facsimile of the last page written by Conrad'. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Very light shelf-wear, dustwrapper sunned and spotted, some loss to foot of spine panel. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 18286
GREENE, Graham. The end of the affair. London. William Heinemann Ltd., 1951. First edition. 8vo. [6], 237pp, [1]. Original publisher's grey boards, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed, dustwrapper toned and spotted, loss to head and foot of spine panel. Inked initials to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 17062
MASON, William. Carattaco poema drammatico scritto sul modello della tragedia greca antica da guglielmo mason ec. ec. Dall' inglese recato in verso italiano da t. j. mathias. Napoli [i.e. Naples]. Da' Torchi di Agnelo Nobile, 1823. 8vo. xx, 133pp, [3]. Uncut in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Extremities dust-soiled and a trifle marked, loss to head and foot of spine. Lightly foxed internally. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title by translator Thomas James Mathias; 'Dall' Autore'. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 16128
COLERIDGE, Hartley. Poems. Vol I. [all published]. Leeds. Published by F.E. Bindley, 1833. First edition, first issue. 8vo. viii, 144, [2], 145-157pp, [3]. The first issue, with 'Vol I.' to title. Uncut in original publisher's cloth backed paper boards, neatly re-backed with original spine laid down, remains of printed lettering-piece. Rubbed to extremities, one or two quires loosening. Within later folding box and slipcase. Henry Nelson Coleridge's copy, with his ink inscription 'H.N. Coleridge Hampstead 1833' to head of title and a manuscript ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 14391
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