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Image for Plays: Four Eighteenth-century plays: She wou'd if she Cou'd: The Drummer: The Provok'd Wife: The Atheist

Plays: Four Eighteenth-century plays: She wou'd if she Cou'd: The Drummer: The Provok'd Wife: The Atheist

By: N/A

Price: £42.00

Publisher: London, Jacob Tonson: 1735

Seller ID: 002838


a group of four plays bound in one volume, octavo (6.5 by3.8 inches) old full calf. Ttitles are:She Wou'd, if She Cou'd. A Comedy by Sir George Etherege (lacks frontis) The Drummer: or, The Haunted-House. A Comedy by Thomas Addison (lacks frontis) The Provok'd Wife; A Comedy by John Vanbrugh with a frontis: The Atheist: or. The Second Part of the Soldier's Fortune by Thomas Otway, with a frontis. Some light thumbing otherwise clean and sound. £42.00 View more info

Recueil de Poesies diverse de M. Robbe de Beauveset

By: N/A

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Paris, Jean Fort: 1921

Seller ID: 003636


octavo 24 by 14.5 cms text of 188 pages, with portrait, bound in lemon cloth with vellum spine, paper label, edges untrimmed, edition limited to 800 numbered copies, a litle light dust marking to the covers otherwise a nice clean copy £28.00 View more info

Aesop's Fables

By: N/A

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, A & C Black: 1912

Seller ID: 003787


the first edition with Folkard's illustrations,square octavo (21 by 15.5 cms) text of 209 pages illustrated with 8 colour plates by Folkard plus many black and white illustrations, original pictorial cloth, signature on front end-paper, front cover slightly bowed. The half title has a few very faint foxing spots otherwise the contents are fresh and clean, sound and firm in the binding. £24.00 View more info

A Selection from the Poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning with photographic illustrations by Payne Jennings

By: Barrett Browning, Elizabeth

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Suttaby & Co: 1884

Seller ID: 003798


two volumes in one as issued, octavo (17.5 by 11 cms) text of 267 and 262 pages illustrated with 2 portraits, a vignette photo on the first title page and 6 original photographs by Payne Jennings, bound in original full padded morocco, decorated end-papers, all edges gilt, spine rubbed and worn at the head, both portraits offset, in the first part to title page, end-papers at both inner joints split but binding not affected, very clean and sound. £28.00 View more info

The Book of Remarkable Trials and Notorious Characters

By: Benson, Captain L

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, John Camden Hotten: 1871

Seller ID: 003660


thick octavo 19 by 13 cms undated but 1871, text of 545 pages plus publisher's catalogue, illustrated with 38 plates (1 coloured) by Phiz, original green cloth, light shelf wear, inner hinges cracked but firm. some light foxing. Detailed accounts of crimes and criminals of the period 1700 to 1840. £24.00 View more info

Poets' Grammar. Person, Time and Mood in Poetry

By: Berry, Francis

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Routledge and Kegan Paul: 1958

Seller ID: 003295


octavo (22 by 14.5 cms) original pink cloth in unclipped dust jacket,, first edition, ink number on inside flap of jacket the spine of which is a bit dull, name stamp on front end paper and ticket holder inside rear cover, no other marks or stamps and overall a bright clean copy £22.00 View more info

The Grave. A Poem illustrated by twelve etchings from the original inventions by William Blake

By: Blair, Robert

Price: £22.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Company: 1903

Seller ID: 003645


slim octavo 18 by 11.5 cms,text of 44 pages, illustrated with a portrait and 12 etchings including the title page. all from the originals by Blake, red cloth, top edge gilt, paper label, light foxing to the letterpress title page, occasional foxing spots in the text, heavier on the last few leaves, corners lightly bumped a clean and sound copy otherwise-no internal marks or signatures. £22.00 View more info

Poetical Sketches

By: Blake, William

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Noel Douglas: 1926

Seller ID: 002753


an excellent facsimile of the 1783 edition, slim octavo (9 by 6 inches) 70 pages, original cream boards, a fine copy £12.00 View more info

Den Afrikanske Farm (Out of Africa)

By: Blixen, Karen (Isak Dinesen)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Kobenhavn, Gyldendalske Boghandel Nordisk Forlag: 1942

Seller ID: 002290


The second Danish edition after the first of 1937, medium octavo (21.5 by 14.5 cms) original green wrappers, neat inscription on front end-paper, rear cover with a few indents, a little foxing to the inside front cover, spine and rear cover a little dusty but overall a very clean and sound copy of this scarce edition. £18.00 View more info

Image for I Ragguagli di Parnasso: or Advertisements from Parnassus in Two Centuries with the Politick Touch-stone, now put into English by the Right Honourable Henry, Earl of  Monmouth

I Ragguagli di Parnasso: or Advertisements from Parnassus in Two Centuries with the Politick Touch-stone, now put into English by the Right Honourable Henry, Earl of Monmouth

By: Boccalini, Trajano (Bocalini)

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, Humphrey Moseley: 1656

Seller ID: 002195


small folio (10.8 by 7 inches) bound without the portrait, old full calf, later lettering label, covers rather worn and front board loose, ink signature crossed through in blank margin of first leaf, a very clean and sound copy otherwise. This is the first English edition of this well-known Italian satire. It was translated by Henry, Earl of Monmouth £110.00 View more info

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A Concordance to Conrad's Almayer's Folly

By: Briggum, Sue M: Bender, Todd K

Price: £48.00

Publisher: New York, Garland Publishing: 1976

Seller ID: 003583


Very rare, quarto 29 by 22.5 cms, main text of 146 pages plus 16 preliminary pages including index, bibliography and a note on the concordance, original green cloth, small area of insect damage to blank lower margin of front end-paper and first 5 leaves (text unaffected), binding covered with clear plastic, contents clean and unmarked. £48.00 View more info

Gabriel Grub

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, George G Harrap & Co:

Seller ID: 003764


A small gift book (10.5 by 7 cms) bound in full green suede with gilt lettering. Text of 62 pages, with a coloured frontispiece and several full page text illustrations. A Sesame Booklet. Fine copy. View more info

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Tales of Fashionable Life (6 vols)

By: Edgeworth, Maria

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, J Johnson: 1812

Seller ID: 002731


the complete set in six volumes, octavo (7 by 4.2 inches) third edition, vols 1-3 titles state 'in three volumes and are dated 1809,. vols 4-6 state 'in six volumes' dated 1812, bound in old uniform half red calf with marbled sides and endpapers, spines numbered 1-6, gilt titles, covers lightly rubbed, occasional faint offsetting and foxing, a few pages in one volume with heavy browning, three volumes with inner hinges cracking but holding firm and sound, a clean and pr... View more info

Seaweed. A Cornish Idyll

By: Ellis, Edith

Price: £42.00

Publisher: London, University Press Limited: 1898

Seller ID: 003838


first edition of this very rare novel, octavo (22 by 15 cms) text of 160 pages, bound in modern maroon cloth with marbled paper sides, half title lightly toned otherwise a very clean copy-no interrnal marks or signatures. Ellis, an openly gay woman, was married to Havelock Ellis the noted writer on sex. £42.00 View more info

Iphigenia in Tauris, with Original Poems (privately printed)

By: Goethe, J W

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Sidmouth, Privately Printed: 1851

Seller ID: 002557


a rare edition, privately printed in Sidmouth, octavo (7.6 by 4.8 inches) original red cloth, 200 pages, signature and date on front end-paper, long contemporary inscription on half title, some foxing, mostly to the first and last few leaves, very clean and sound otherwise.£18.00 View more info

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A Camel in the Sea (illustrated Paul Galdone)

By: Goetz, Lee Garrett

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1967

Seller ID: 003152


First UK edition. Square octavo (8.4 by 6 inches) This is a fine copy with the unclipped dust wrapper.. A scarce book. The text runs to 60 pages and is extensively illustrated with drawings by the noted illustrator Paul Galdone. The dust jacket design is identical to that of the covers. It was issued in the Read Alone series by Hamish Hamilton. The US edition appeared in 1966. Corners slightly bumped, very minor signs of use to the dust wrapper otherwise a fine unmarked... View more info

Selections from the Poetry of Robert Herrick

By: Hale, Edward Everett edits

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Boston, Ginn and Company: 1895

Seller ID: 003669


octavo 19 by 13 cms, text of 155 pages plus 60 pages of introduction and 40 pages of notes, glossary and index, original green cloth, some pencil underlinings in the Notes otherwise a very clean sound copy, no signatures or inscriptions. £18.00 View more info

The Return of the Native

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1928

Seller ID: 003445


With the rare dustwrapper, octavo (7.8 by 5 inches) original blue cloth, gilt titles, with the original unclipped dust wrapper, covers bright and clean, no internal marks or signatures, small piece of paper adhering to spine of wrapper, the top and bottom edges of which are slightly creased, Note that this copy is from the uniform edition, not the smaller pocket edition. Rarely found with the wrapper. £18.00 View more info

Under The Greenwood Tree

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1938

Seller ID: 003446


with the rare dust jacket, octavo (7.8 by 5 inches) with a folding map at rear, original turquoise cloth, gilt titles, with the original unclipped dust wrapper, a very bright clean copy-no internal marks or signatures, a little light creasing to the top and bottom edges of the jacket. £18.00 View more info

The Works in prose and verse of Charles and Mary Lamb, two volumes

By: Hutchinson, Thomas

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Henry Frowde: 1908

Seller ID: 002279


two volumes, octavo (7.5 by 5 inches) with a frontispiece portrait to each volume, original blind-stamped green cloth, a bright, clean and sound set. £20 View more info