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[BURTON, Richard Francis]. The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi: translated and annotated by his friend and pupil F. B. Portland, Maine. Thomas B. Mosher, 1923. 8vo. xv, [1], 124pp, [2]. With a portrait frontispiece. Title in red and black. Bound by Belgian binder Jules Karel Van West (1889-1968) in contemporary brown half-morocco, marbled boards, contrasting green morocco lettering pieces, T.E.G. Marbled endpapers. Later inked gift inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf. Original publisher's paper lettering-pieces pasted to stubs at rear. A fine copy. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23943
BASTUS, D. Vicente Joaquin. Curso de declamacion o arte dramatico. Barcelona. Juan Oliveres, 1848. First edition. 8vo. 406pp. Contemporary embroidered (with armorial bearings and initials A.L. to upper board, author's name the lower board, and title to spine, all in silver thread) red silk, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Cream silk endpapers, upper hinge exposed, board held by cords only. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23953
TENNYSON, Alfred Lord. The poetical works. London. Macmillan and Co., 1890. 8vo. viii, [2], 535pp, [1]. Handsomely bound by Riviere and Son in contemporary brown morocco, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, short closed tear to margin of leaf 2L6, scattered foxing. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 23991
[DIXON, Margaret]. M.D.C.. Chronicles of christopher columbus a poem in twelve cantos. London. Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, 1882. First edition. 8vo. viii, [2], 315pp, [1]. With half-title, featuring a presentation inscription in the author's hand 'To Joshua Dixon, Sepr. 30th 1882'. Finely bound in contemporary green morocco, elaborately gilt-stamped, with monogram initials 'JD' to centre of upper board. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Extremities a trifle rubbed and bumped, corners slightly exposed. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 23845
HARE, Christopher. The story of bayard: the good knight without fear and without reproach. London. J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1911. 8vo. xvi, 256pp. With an illustrated colour frontispiece, and a further seven illustrated colour plates by Herbert Cole. Handsome contemporary gilt-tooled calf prize binding by Riviere & Son for the Southport Centre, Cambridge (with their arms to upper board) A.E.G. Minor shelf-wear, Marbled endpapers, prize plate to FEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22416
[LITURGY - English]. The Book of Common Prayer ornamented with wood cuts from designs of Albert Durer, Hans Holbein, and others. In Imitation of Queen Elizabeth's Book of Christian Prayers. [London]. Printed for William Pickering and now first published by William Allan, 1855. 8vo. Unpaginated. Includes the title page for 1853 edition. Titles in red and black. Contemporary red morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, fly-leaves browned, near contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 23531
TAXIL, Leo. La vie de Jesus. Paris. Librairie Anti-Clericale, [1884]. 8vo. 370pp, [2]. Bound by Hatchards in contemporary olive-green half-morocco, tan paper boards, T.E.G. Original publisher's pictorial upper wrapper bound in. Extremities sunned and discoloured, lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, scattered foxing. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 23038
HOWITT, William. The boy's country-book: being the real life of a country boy, written by himself; exhibiting all the amusements, pleasures, and pursuits of children in the country. London. Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1841. Second edition. 8vo. [3], vi-xi, [1], 308pp. With numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Without half-title. Handsomely bound by Potter and Sons of York in contemporary gilt-tooled red half-morocco, marbled boards, T.E.G. Very slightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, short tears to upper margins of leaves S7 and S8, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 23401
DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. London. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., [1932]. 8vo. 752pp. With an illustrated colour frontispiece and a further 15 illustrated plates by C. E. Brock. Handsomely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in later gilt-tooled navy morocco, A.E.G. Spine sunned, else clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23475
DODSWORTH, Mrs. Fugitive Pieces. Canterbury. Printed by Simmons and Kirkby, 1802. First edition. 8vo in 4s. iv, 107pp, [1]. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, slight surface loss to upper board. Marbled endpapers. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 21114
HEMANS, Felicia. Moral and religious poems. Edinburgh and London. William Blackwood and Sons, 1850. First edition. 12mo. [3], vi-viii, 262pp. Attractively bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Margaret Schuster to verso of FFEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 22207
GAMBLE, Henry, Rev.. Sermons... London. Ranken & Co., 1873. Second edition. 8vo. [6], 217pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary gilt-tooled navy calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Frontispiece foxed. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 23286
MEREDITH, Constance A. [compiler]. Whisperings from the great: An Autograph Birthday Album. London. Henry Frowde, 1906. Quarto. Unpaginated. Two calendar dates to a page with quotations opposite, both with red borders and fleur-de-lis decoration to corners. Finely bound in contemporary red half-morocco, vellum boards, stamped and lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Lightly rubbed and discoloured, corner's bumped. Marbled endpaper, near contemporary inked ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, partially completed, two charmingly naive watercolour illustrations pasted in. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 23357
QUINCEY, Thomas de. Revolt of the Tartars: or, Flight of the Kalmuck Khan & his People from the Russian Territories to the Frontiers of China. London. The Dropmore Press, 1948. Quarto. Limited edition of 450 copies, of which this is number 45 - one of 50 specially bound by Evans of Croyden and signed by the Artist, Stuart Boyle. [8], 96pp, [4]. With a frontispiece, title page vignette, a further seven plates and six illustrations in the text. Pictorial endpapers. Uncut and unopened in original red morocco, stamped and lettered in gilt, T.E.G. A trifle rubbed, ... More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 23354
OLIPHANT, [Margaret], Mrs.. The Makers of Venice: doges, conquerors, painters, and men of letters. London. Macmillan and Co., 1887. First edition. 8vo. xii, 390pp. With a portrait frontispiece, 25 plates, and 21 illustrations in the text by R. R. Holmes. Bound by Riviere in contemporary brown morocco, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Light shelf-wear, spine sunned. Contemporary inked ownership inscription of Mervyn Lloyd Peel to front blank fly-leaf, occasional light spotting. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 23213