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RUSKIN, John. Hortus inclusus. Messages from the wood to the garden, sent in happy days to the sister ladies of the Thwaite, Coniston, by their thankful friend. Orpington, Kent. George Allen, 1887. First edition. 8vo. One of 250 large paper copies. 172pp. With half-title. Attractively bound by Zaehnsdorf in contemporary vellum, contrasting green lettering-pieces, gilt, T.E.G., marbled endpapers. A near fine copy with only very minor wear and discolouration to extremities. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 12319
AKENSIDE, Mark. The poems of Mark Akenside, M.D.. London. Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1772. First edition. 8vo. xii, 402pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, richly gilt. Extremities rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Armorial bookplate of E. H. Greenly to FEP. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 13218
[IRELAND, William Henry]. Stultifera Navis; Qua Omnium Mortalium Narratur Stultitia. The Modern Ship of Fools. Aere Perennius. London. Printed for William Miller, 1807. First edition. 8vo. xxiv, 295pp, [9]. With half-title, a folding hand-coloured engraved frontispiece by John Augustus Atkinson in imitation of Rowlandson, and four terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary speckled calf, black morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Rubbed to extremities, slight splitting to joints. Recent bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP, an internally immaculate copy. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 12156
ENFIELD, William. The speaker: or, miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best english writers... London. Printed for Joseph Johnson, 1781. Sixth edition. xxxiv, 405pp, [1]. With an engraved plate, misbound from second title. This octavo edition appears to be the same setting of type as the duodecimo printing of the same edition and year.

[Bound uniformly with;] ENFIELD, WIlliam. Exercises in elocution...intended as a sequel to a work entitled the speaker. London, Printed by W. Eyres, for J. Johnson, 1780. viii, 424pp. With three engraved plates.

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£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 11659
HUSKISSON, William. Shipping interest. Speech of the Right Hon. W. Huskisson in the house of commons, Monday, the 7th of May, 1827, on General Gascoyne's motion... London. Printed for J. Hatchard & Son, 1827. First edition. 8vo. 93pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in late nineteenth century navy half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Very slightly rubbed to extremities. A trifle dust-soiled, small ink stamp of the Webster Collection to verso of final leaf, overall a fine copy. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 14200
ROGERS, Samuel. Italy. A poem.. London. Edward Moxon, 1842. 8vo. vii, [1], 320pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound by Hayday in richly gilt-tooled dark green morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Francis Ferns to FEP, lightly foxed. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 18373
[PSALMS - SCOTTISH CHURCH]. The psalms of david in metre: According to the Version, approved by the Church of Scotland, And appointed to be sung in Congregations and Families. Glasgow. Printed by J. & M. Robertson, 1792. 360pp. ESTC T171310.

[Bound with:] Translations and paraphrases, in verse, of several passages of sacred scripture, collected and prepared by a committee of the general assembly of the church of scotland, in order to be sung in churches. Edinburgh. Printed and Sold by J. Dickson, 1792. [4], 122pp. ESTC T91827.

12mo. Contemporary gilt-tooled green morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting. More >
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 17509
SAMAIN, Albert. Le chariot d'or. Paris. Librarie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud - F. Ferroud, Successeur, 1907. Quarto. Limited edition of 250 copies, of which this is number 230. 146pp. With a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and several engraved vignettes by Charles Chessa. Attractively bound by P. Affolter in contemporary gilt-tooled tan crushed morocco, marbled boards, T.E.G. Very slight shelf-wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 18617
SAMAIN, Albert. Symphonie heroique. Paris. Librarie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud - F. Ferroud, Successeur, 1908. Quarto. Limited edition of 250 copies, of which this is number 205. 87pp, [1]. With a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and several engraved vignettes by Charles Chessa. Attractively bound by P. Affolter in contemporary gilt-tooled tan crushed morocco, marbled boards, T.E.G., original publisher's powder blue paper wrappers bound-in. Very slight shelf-wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 18618
MASON, John. A treatise on self-knowledge. Edinburgh. Printed by James Ballantyne, for Manners and Miller, 1803. 8vo. [4], xvi, 253pp, [1]. With a half-title. Contemporary richly gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed and marked. Later armorial bookplate of William Cowburn to FEP, near contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 14905
BROWN, John. A concordance to the holy scriptures of the Old and New Testament. London. Printed for Mathews and Leigh, 1811. 12mo. [4], 231pp, [3]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled black straight-grain morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Light damp-staining to frontispiece, offsetting to title page, short tears to leaves I6 (p.107-8) and P2-3 (p.169-172), foxed. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 20401
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
ROBERTSON, William. Histoire d'Ecosse, durant les regnes de la reine Marie, et du roi Jacques VI... A Londres [i.e. Paris?]. [s.n.], 1764. 12mo. In three volumes. xxviii, 400, [8]; [4], 398, [10]; [4], 489pp, [13]. With half-titles. The imprint is false, likely printed in Paris. Contemporary mottled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Rubbed, some loss to head and foot of all spines, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscriptions to blank fly-leaves and title-pages, light damp-staining to Vo. III, overall internally clean and ... More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 11898
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. Inscribed to half-title; 'Alex. Cullen'. More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 11018
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
FREER, Martha Walker. The life of Marguerite D'Angouleme, Queen of Navarre, Duchesse D'Alencon and De Berry, Sister of Francis I., King of France, and author of "The Heptameron." From numerous unpublished sources... Cleveland. The Burrows Brothers Company, 1895. 8vo. In two volumes. vii, [1], 381; [4], 375pp. With a half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Partially uncut in contemporary navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, T.E.G., gilt. Spines slightly sunned, light surface wear. Marbled endpapers, bookplates of Marion C. Walker to both FEPs, internally clean and crisp. One of 750 copies (This copy unnumbered) reprinted for the Burrows Brothers Company by John ... More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 13368
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
[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
[LAMB, Charles]. Elia. First series. London. Edward Moxon, 1836. New edition. [4], 340pp. Without half-title.

[Uniformly bound with:] LAMB, Charles. Elia. Second series. London. Edward Moxon, 1836. New edition, xiii, [3], 295pp, [1]. With half-title.

8vo. Handsomely bound in later burgundy half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst to both FEPs, very small holes to margins of leaves E2-3 of Vol. I, very occasional marginal ink annotations, sporadic spotting. More >
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 16545