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SHAKESPEARE, William. The player's shakespeare: the tragedie of macbeth. [London]. [Ernest Benn Limited], [1923]. Folio. Limited edition of 100 copies signed by Charles Ricketts, Harley Granville-Baker, and Albert Rutherston, of which this is number 83. lix, [1], 84pp, [2]. With 12 illustrated plates by Charles Ricketts. Printed on Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper. Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf in original gilt-stamped oasis morocco, T.E.G. Slight rubbing to extremities. Internally immaculate. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 21868
SWAINE, S[tephen] A[lbert], Rev.. General Gordon. London. Cassell and Company, Limited, 1896. Twenty-first thousand. 8vo. iv, [1], 6-128pp. With a portrait frontispiece. Handsome contemporary gilt-tooled red calf prize binding (High School for Girls, Wells, Somerset), contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed and sunned. Marbled endpapers, prize inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, light spotting to title. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 19081
ACHILLES TATIUS. Erotikon Achilleos Tatiou sive de clitophontis & leucippes amoribus libri VIII ex Editione cl. salmasii. Lugd. Batavor [i.e. Leiden]. Apud Franciscum Hegerum, 1640. Nova editio [i.e. new edition]. 12mo. [24], 752pp, [30]. With an engraved title page. First three words of title transliterated from the Greek. Bound in the style of, and possibly by, Roger Payne in black straight grain morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 19496
LECONTE DE LISLE. Poemes barbares. Paris. Alphonse Lemerre, [s.d., c.1890s] [6], 368pp, [2]. With a half-title.

[Bound uniformly with:] LECONTE DE LISLE. Derniers poemes. Paris. Alphonse Lemerre, [s.d., c.1890s]. [8], 315pp, [1]. With a half-title.

12mo. Attractively bound by P. Affolter in contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, contrasting brown morocco lettering-pieces, spine richly gilt. Very slight shelf-wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. More >
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 17438
BUNYAN, John. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come, delivered under The Similitude of a Dream... London. David Bogue, [s.d., c.1850] 8vo. xcii, [8], 440pp. With an engraved half-title, an engraved portrait frontispiece, and numerous engraved illustrations and vignettes in the text. Handsomely bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled dark brown morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, frontispiece foxed, offsetting to title, occasional spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21549
HENRY, William. The elements of experimental chemistry. London. Printed for J. Johnson and Co., 1810. Sixth edition. 8vo. In two volumes. [5], viii-xvii, [1], 523, [1]; [3], vi-xv, [1], 558pp, [30]. Without half-titles. With 85 engraved illustrations of scientific apparatus on nine plates. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red Russia, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces Extremities slightly rubbed, spines sunned. Book-labels of Lt. Colonel Mercer, Third Guards to both FEPs, later armorial bookplates of the Earl of Buckinghamshire to FFEPs, lightly spotted throughout, gatherings 2H-2M ... More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 19393
WHITE, Gilbert. The natural history of selborne. London. John Van Voorst, 1843. New edition. 8vo. xvi, 398pp. With half-title. Attractively bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Slightest of spotting to boards. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of 'Jasper More' to FEP, ink inscription to recto of blank fly-leaf; 'Henwick House / near / Worcester / Prize for / Drawing / 2nd Div. / Robt. Jasper More / Midsr. 1849 / A. Philips D. D.', internally ... More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 15364
ROGERS, Samuel. Poems. London. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies...by T. Bensley, 1812. First edition. 8vo. [8], 267pp, [1]. With numerous engravings in the text. Handsomely bound in contemporary black morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, A.E.G. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, contemporary manuscript poem to verso of FFEP, occasional light spotting. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 20396
ROSCOE, William. The life and pontificate of leo the tenth. London. Henry G. Bohn, 1846. Fifth edition. 8vo. In two volumes. xxxi, [1], 502; [2], 540pp. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume and one further engraved plate. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled turquoise morocco, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt device with motto 'Sunt sua praemia laudi' to boards, marbled edges. Marbled endpapers, slight foxing to plates, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 15149
[MISSAL]. Missale romanum ex decreto sacrosancti concilii tridentini restitutum... Olispone, [i.e. Lisbon]. Typographia regia, et privilegio, 1784. Folio. [30], 672pp, cxlvi, [10], 58. Several engraved devotional images within pagination. Contemporary red morocco, richly gilt, marbled endpapers and gilt gauffered edges, yellow metal clasps. Rubbed, small incision to lower joint, paper label to upper board. Tears to FFEP, occasional marginal loss/tearing, some occasional marking. More > £ 1,750.00 Antiquates Ref. 14409
[MATHEMATICS]. W. H. Theobold's Mid Nineteenth-century Mathematical Workbook. [s.n.] C.1851. Quarto. 53ff. Manuscript on paper. Victorian melange paper backed marbled boards. Rubbed, with some tearing and loss to base of spine. One leav detached, with two more nearly so but just holding. An immaculately presented early-Victorian mathematical workbook, throughout with solved problems under the two headings 'Mental Calculations' and 'Promiscuous Questions', with several problems mentioning the dates 1850/51. Examples include: 'What would a board 16 feet ... More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 9163
[MATHEMATICS]. Joseph White's 'Simple Rules', a Mid-Ninteenth Century Manuscript. [s.n.]. 1861. Quarto. 44ff. Manuscript on paper. Victorian melange paper backed marbled boards. Inscribed to FEP 'Joseph White's Book, July 15th 1861'. Amongst a wealth of purely numerical calculations under the headings 'Simple Rules' and 'Compound Rules', some 16 pages of problems are solved. Examples include: 'A man born in the year 1750 when will be 21 years of age', 'There are two numbers the least whereof is ... More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 9162
[MATHEMATICS]. Mensuration of Superficies, By William Stead. Nov. 1848. 4to. 75ff. Roan backed machine-marbled paper boards. Black and blue ink throughout. Rubbed, with some chipping, tear to base of spine. Some loss to FEP. An extensive mid-nineteenth century manuscript mathematical workbook consisting on calligraphic titles, problems, calculations and well-executed diagrams. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 9543
CULLEN, Alex[ander]. Adventures in socialism: New Lanark establishment and Orbiston Community. Glasgow. John Smith and Son, Ltd., 1910. First edition. 8vo. xv, [1], 329pp, [1]. With half -title, four photogravure plates, and a folding lithographic plan. Title in red and black. Finely bound in contemporary red half-morocco, red cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Minor wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, ink inscription to half title; 'With the author's compliments / Xmas. 1909 / Alex. Cullen'. More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 15176
PLINY, The Younger. C. plinii caecilii secundi epistolarum libri x. Londini [i.e. London]. Sumptibus editoris excudebant M. Ritchie & J. Sammells, 1790. 8vo. [4], 484pp, [2]. With a terminal errata leaf. Handsomely bound in contemporary navy morocco, ruled and lettered in gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later armorial bookplate of William Cavendish to FEP, inked ownership inscription of Cavendish dated 1824 and recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to verso of FFEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 19050
[DUKE OF YORK]. D'ARNAUDIN, H.E.. Memoire Historique et Miitaire des Campagnes de 1793, 1794 et Commencement de 1795 dans les Pays-Bas, la Hollande &c par l'Armee Britannique aux Ordres de SAeRe Monseigneur le Duc d'York agissant de Concert avec les Armees Imperiale, Prussienne de Hollandoise. Avec le Recit decequi s'est passe en memetems aux Armees du Rhin le tout Enrici de Cartes et Plans. Tome Premier [-Deuxieme]. . [s.i.]. Dec. 1796 a Londres Manuscript on paper. Two volumes. [2], 192, 191*-192*, 193-264, [4]; [6], 114, 111*-114*, 115- 198, 195*-198*, 199-274, 273*-274*, 275-409pp, [3]. With three illustrated orders of battle/charts. Contemporary red straight-grained, richly gilt-tooled morocco, bound for the dedicatee, the Duke of York, with his armorial to head of spine. Rubbed, with some loss/tearing to spines, joints, some marking. A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Upper hinge of volume I split. More > £ 9,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 17774
[BRITISH ARMY]. A list of all the officers of the army and royal marines on full and half-pay: with an index: and a succession of colonels. [London]. [Printed by C. Roworth], [1806]. Fifty-fourth edition. 8vo. [4], 337, *337-*338, 338-846pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 20613