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DIBDIN, C[harles], Jun.. Mirth and Metre: Consisting of Poems, Serios, Humorous, and Satirical; Songs, Sonnets, Ballads, & Bagatelles.. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe. 1807. First Edition.
[12], 163, [1], *163-4, 165-260pp. Nineteenth-century half calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed to extremities. Occasional spotting/light soiling to text. Early wreath ink-stamp to FFEP.
Price
£ 100.00
DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Chapman and Hall. 1862.
xiv, [2], 609pp, [1]. With extra-engraved title and frontispiece, and 41 engraved plates by Seymour and Phiz to boards. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt, decorated with barley twist in blind to boards. Added gilt armorial device to base of spine, matching the herald of the nineteenth-century owner displayed on the bookplate. A clean copy, with light fading to spine, a some tearing to head and foot of spine, bumping to corners. Lower joint split, and hinge at some point repaired - very neatly, possibly (even by the original binder?). Bookplate of Thomas Glazebrooke Rylands to FEP, internally a clean and fresh copy.
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£ 100.00
DIGBY, Sir Kenelm. Of bodies, and of Mans Soul. To discover the immortality of reasonable souls. With two Discourses Of the Powder of Sympathy, and Of the Vegetation of Plants. Printed by S.G. and B.G. for John Williams. 1669. Fourth edition.
[56], 439, [11], 231pp. Recent antique-style calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight marking to title and final leaf, else a crisp unpressed copy.
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£ 600.00
DODSWORTH, Mrs. Fugitive Pieces. Printed by Simmons and Kirkby. 1802. First Edition.
iv, 107pp, [1]. Contemporary marbled calf, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Rubbed, with some loss and chipping to spine, cracking to joints, lacking lettering-piece.
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£ 350.00
DOUGLAS, Alexander. Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect.. Printed by R. Tullis, for the Author. 1806. First Edition.
xx, 203pp, [1]. Uncut in contemporary red half-morocco over marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed, with loss to head of spine. Neat twentieth-century German ink-stamp to FFEP.
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£ 150.00
DUNGLISON, Richard J.. The Public Medical Libraries of Philadelphia. J.B. Lippincott & Co. 1871. First Edition.
46pp. Original publisher's printed wraps. Slight marking and foxing to covers, occasionally to text, vertical creasing.
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£ 100.00
DYER, George. Poems. Vol I [-II]. Printed for T.N. Longman and O. Rees...By T. Bensley. 1802. First Edition.
[8], lxxxvi, 121-4, lxxxvii-xcii, 120; [4], 236pp. Final 2 leaves of Vol I misbound within prefaratory essay. Contemporary tree-calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, spines richly gilt. Slightly rubbed, some cracking to joints and a little chipping to spines.
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£ 150.00
ELTON, Charles A.. Poems. Printed for T.N. Longman and O. Rees. 1804. First Edition.
[4], 164pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary half tree-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt, with anchor devices to spine compartments. Slightly rubbed, small chip to base of spine. Ink inscription regarding Elton's employment in the 48th Regiment to half-title.
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£ 150.00
FENWICK, R.O.. The Goblin Groom; A Tale of Dunse. Printed By Alex. Lawrie & Co....For Alex. Lawrie. 1809. First Edition.
[10], 125pp. With half-title. Contemporary green half-morocco, gilt, over cloth boards. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed to extremities and some bubbling to cloth, else a fine copy. Ink inscription to verso of FFEP 'Mark Burrell to Ld Frederick Fitzclarence' (illegitimate third-eldest son of King William IV). Feb 1838', further inscription neatly removed from title.
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£ 100.00
FIELDING, Henry. An inquiry into the causes of the late Increase of Robbers, &c. With some proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil. In which The Present Reigning Vices are impartially exposed; and the Laws that relate to the Provision for the Poor, and to the Punishment of Felons are largely and freely examined. Printed for G. Faulkner. 1751. First Dublin Edition.
xv, [1], 96pp. Recent blue paper wraps. Neat paper reinforcement to gutter of title. Light ink marking to title, occasional very light staining to margins, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 250.00
FITZGERALD, William Thomas. Nelson's Tomb, A Poem...To Which is Added, An Address to England on Her Nelson's Death. By the Same Author. Printed By W. Bulmer and Co....and Sold By J. Asperne. 1805. First Edition.
18pp. With half-title. Recent paper boards, paper title label to upper board. Marginal paper repairs to gutter and edges throughout, browned. With ink-stamp of the Philadelphia Mercantile Library to title and dedication.
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£ 300.00
FLATMAN, Thomas. Poems and Songs. Printed by S. and B.G. for Benjamin Took.... 1676. Second edition.
[38], 141pp, [1]. Finely bound in early twentieth-century half blue morocco, gilt, over marbled boards. Slight marking to title; ink inscription of Tho. Mort, with the price he paid later washed out.
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£ 450.00
FLETCHER, John. A Rational Vindication of the Catholic Faith: Being the First Part of a Vindication of Christ's Divinity; Inscribed to the Reverend Dr. Priestley, By J. Fletcher, Vicar of Madeley, Salop. Left Imperect by the Author, and Now Revised, and Finished at Mrs. Fletcher's Request, By Joseph Benson.. Printed By George Prince, in Scale-Lane, and sold at the New Chapel, City-Road, London. [c.1790].
223pp, [1]. Uncut, in early roughly-sewn wrappers over original blue-paper wraps. Loss to over-wraps, some rounding to edges and occasional soiling of text block.
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£ 250.00
FOSTER, Rev. Mark. Scarbrough: A Poem, in Three Cantoes. . Printed by W. Blanchard; For Messrs Turner and Ainsworth, Scarbrough,. 1802. Third Edition.
37pp, [1]. [Bound behind:] The Scarborough Guide, (Third Edition) Containing an Accurate Description of the Town, the Castle, and the Environs: Dr. Belcombe's Observations on The Spaw-Waters and Sea-Bathing; With occasional remarks, anecdotes, and characters. York. Printed by W. Blanchard, 1806. [4], 143pp, [1]. With folding frontispiece map of Scarborough. Contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards, vellum-tipped corners, gilt. Slightly rubbed to extremities. Contemporary ink inscription of Victoria Reynoldson to FEP.
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£ 125.00
FRENCH, Rev. R.N.. Verses, by the Rev. R.N. French, of Foremark, Derbyshire. Printed for the Author, and Sold by G. Wilkins. 1808. First Edition.
xi, [1], 168pp. Nineteenth-century green pebbled cloth, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Some rubbing and staining. Ink inscription of R.R. Hornby, dated 1839, to FFEP. Blank-fly removed at front. Some marginal staining and a little worming at end. First item of errata boldly crossed through in ink.
Price
£ 200.00