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Hudibras, A Poem. A New Edition (coloured plates)

By: Butler, Samuel

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, Akerman et al: 1822

Seller ID: 001717


two vlumes, octavo (8.5 by 5.5 inches) illustrated with 12 coloured aquatint plates drawn by John Heaviside Clark, nicely bound in old full maroon calf with gilt decoration, all edges gilt, new matching spines, covers with new sections inserted, two small pieces missing from front cover of volume 1, some offsetting from plates to title pages and facing text leaves, overall a very clean, sound and attractive set of this satire View more info

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Desiderii Erasmi Roterdami Opera Omnia Emendatiora Et Auctiora....tomus sextus

By: Erasmus, Desiderius

Price: £132.00

Publisher: London, Gregg Press Ltd: 1962

Seller ID: 004204


An excellent full-size facsimile of the very rare original volume. Folio 40 by 26 cms (15.75 by 10.25 inches) text of 1126 pages plus index, title page ;printed in red and black and with a large vignette, bound in quarter morocco, marbled end-papers.Text in Latin. Forms volume six of the ten-volume set and complete in itself. Volumes from the original edition of 1706 are almost unobtainable and this facsimile edition is also very difficult to find. Spine ends slightly rubbed otherwise a nice clean and sound copy-no internal marks or signatures. View more info

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (3 volumes)

By: Gibbon, Edward

Price: £36.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Library: 1970

Seller ID: 002364


a near-fine set with dust jackets, 3 volumes, thick octavo, undated but circa 1970, contents unmarked and fine, covers and dust jackets near-fine. £36.00 View more info

The Vicar of Wakefield with a preface by Austin Dobson

By: Goldsmith, Oliver Hugh Thomson illustrator

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1900

Seller ID: 003454


a finely bound copy of Goldsmith's classic tale, half blue calf, spine richly tooled with gilt floral motifs, with many black and white Illustrations by Hugh Thomson, top edge gilt, octavo (19.5 by 13 cms) spine very slightly faded, inscription on reverse of free end-paper otherwise a nice, clean copy £18.00 View more info

Oeuvres Completes de J. J. Rousseau avec des notes historiques

By: Rousseau, J J

Price: £190.00

Publisher: Paris, Chez Furne: 1835

Seller ID: 001550


the complete works (text in French) collected in four thick volumes, large octavo (25 by 16 cms) well illustrated with full-page engravings, all with the original tissue guards, uniformly bound in contemporary quarter red calf with elaborate gilt spines, marbled sides and end-papers, some light rubbing, occasional foxing but a very clean, sound and attractively-bound set. Please note that this heavy set will need extra postage View more info

De Atestinorum Principum Calamitatibus Commentarii

By: Venturini, Salvatore (Venturino)

Price: £98.00

Publisher: Leiden (Lugduni Batavorum, 1755

Seller ID: 003803


small quarto (24 by 17.5 cms) text of 155 pages which includes the title page, bound in original full vellum with red lettering label,allegorical vignette on the title page, first leaf of text with fine engraved capital and a large head-piece illustrating the fable of the wolf and the lamb, two old bookplates inside front cover, small neat repair to top corner of title page, lacks the front free end-paper, rear cover with partial browning . A very clean and sound copy. £98.00 View more info