Literature

RHODES, Thomas. The Patriot Queen; or, Female Heroism: A Tragedy.. Printed for the Author, by N. Merridew, at the Herald and Advertiser Office. 1808. First Edition.
x, 70pp, [8]. With half title and four terminal leaves listing subscriber's and a page of advertisements. Uncut, stitched as issued. A fine copy.
Price
£ 300.00
ROBB, Rev. William. Poems Illustrative of the Genius and Influence of Christianity: To which are subjoined some fugitive pieces...Embellished with a highly finished Engraving of the Ruins of the Cathedral of St. Andrew's, and Chapel of St. Rule.. Printed by John Moir...sold by P. Hill. 1809. First Edition.
264pp, [2]. With engraved frontispiece. Finely bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt. A.E.G. Rubbed to spine and extremities. Bookplate of Robert Graham to FEP. Offsetting to title, sporadic browning
Price
£ 125.00
ROBINSON, Morris. The Fall of Mortimer; A Tragedy in Five Acts. Printed by William Bulmer and Co....Sold by Faulder and Son. 1806. First Edition.
[4], 70pp. Disbound, some spotting to title. From Allardyce Nicol's theatre collection, without indication of such.
Price
£ 100.00
ROBINSON, Thomas Romney. Juvenile Poems By Thomas Romney Robinson; To Which is Prefixed a Short Account of the Author, By A Member of the Belfast Literary Society. Printed By J. Smyth & D. Lyons. 1806. First Edition.
xxxii, [2], vi, ix-xxx, [2], 106pp, [2]. With half-title and terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary diced calf, neatly rebacked with contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Marbled endpapers and edges. Lightly rubbed to extremities, else fine.
Price
£ 175.00
ROSE, William Stewart. Amadis De Gaul; A Poem in Three Books; Freely Translated from the First Part of the French Version of Nicolas De Heberay, Sieur Des Essars; with Notes. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1803. First Edition.
xxiii, [1], 198pp. Uncut, in original publisher's blue paper-covered boards. Lightly rubbed, with cracking to upper joint and bumping to cornesr. Presentation copy, from the author, inscribed 'With Mr Rose's Compliments' inscribed to verso of FFEP. From the Encombe library of John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838), twice Lord Chancellor of England, with his inscription to title and armorial bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 175.00
ROWE, Elizabeth. The Miscellaneous Works, in Prose and Verse...to which are added, Poems on Several Occasions, By Mr. Thomas Rowe. And to the Whole is prefixed, An Account of the Lives and Writings of the authors. Printed for Henry Lintot. 1750. Third edition, corrected.
Two volumes. [10], xcvi, 264pp; [4], 180, 344pp. Contemporary full calf, five raised bands, gilt; with custom slipcase comprising red cloth gate-fold boards housed in red morocco backed marbled paper box with gilt titles, made to resemble a two volume work. Oddly the date on the case is erroneously given as 1756. Slipcase worn at edges. Rubbed, with some loss to both volumes at head and foot of spine, slight surface loss to boards. Early printed book label of M. General Adams to FEP of both volumes, ink inscription of "Catherine Barton 1752" to recto of both FFEPs, loss to bottom edge of B5 of volume two - touching text with some loss of sense.
Price
£ 150.00
SCOTT, Walter. Ballads and Lyrical Pieces. Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. For Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1806. First Edition.
[8], 180pp. With half-title, but without the advertisements.. Recent paper boards, paper lettering-piece. A fine copy
Price
£ 150.00
SEWELL, Mary. Poems by Mrs. G. Sewell, Relict of the late Rev. Geo. Sewell, Rector of Byfleet, Surrey. Printed and Sold by R. Wetton and Sons.. 1803. First Edition.
[8], v, [3], xxviii, [4], 265pp, [1]. Contemporary half russia over marbled boards, spine richly gilt. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed, joints cracked, small chip to head of spine.
Price
£ 200.00
SKINNER, Rev. John. Amusements of Leisure Hours: Or Poetical Pieces, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: By the Late Reverend John Skinner; At Longside, Aberdeenshire. To Which is Prefixed, a Sketch of the Author's Life, with Some Remarks on Scottish Poetry. Printed By John Moir...and Sold By Stuart Cheyne...by Alexander Brown. 1809. First Edition.
164pp. Uncut in original publisher's drab boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, with some cracking to joints and a little loss to spine.
Price
£ 150.00
SKURRAY, Rev. Francis. Bidcombe Hill, with Other Rural Poems. Printed for William Miller. 1808. First Edition.
[10], 56, 56*, [3], 57-153pp, [1]. With half-title and four engraved plates. Contemporary green morocco, richly decorated in gilt and blind. A.E.G. Rubbed, with some scuffing to covers. Upper board reattached with buckram.
Price
£ 300.00
SOTHEBY, William. A Poetical Epistle to Sir George Beaumont, Bart. On the Encouragement of the British School of Painting.. Printed for John Wright. 1801. First Edition.
37pp, [3]. With half title and final advertisement leaf. Uncut in contemporary marbled wraps. Undoubtedly a family copy, with the ink inscription of 'A. Wright, March 13th 1803', presumably Wright's daughter, to head of half title.
Price
£ 1,250.00
SOTHEBY, William. Saul; A Poem, in Two Parts. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies...by W. Bulmer and Co.. 1807. First Edition.
[8], 190pp, [2]. With half-title and terminal advertisement leaf. Slightly later polished calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Marbled endpapers and edges. Slightly rubbed, upper board a little faded and upper joint starting.
Price
£ 150.00
SOUTHEY, Robert. All for Love; and the Pilgrim to Compostella. John Murray. 1829. First Edition.
[8], 221pp, [3]. With engraved frontispiece, half-title and terminal advertisement leaf. Original blue blind-stamped cloth, with printed paper lettering-piece. Slight chip to lettering-piece, a little fading to binding, else a fine copy. Occasional marking to page-edges. Book label of W.C. Kemm to FEP.
Price
£ 50.00
STAGG, John. Miscellaneous Poems, some of which are in the Cumberland and Scottish dialects.. Printed by R. Hetherton. 1808. Second Edition.
vii, [1], 256pp. Vignette woodcuts throughout. Later red half-morocco, gilt, over marbled boards. T.E.G., marbled endpapers. Light soiling to bottom edge of preliminaries, else a fine copy
Price
£ 125.00
STANHOPE, Lord Philip Dormer. Chesterfield's Letters.. Eugenia Stanhope. 1776. Seventh edition.
Four volumes. xvi, 352pp. [4], 355pp. [4], 376pp. [4], 364pp, [56]. Engraved frontispiece of the author. Contemporary polished full calf. Gilt, contrasting green morroco lettering piece. Some rubbing and marking to boards, occasional cracking to joints - else a handsome set. Very occasional pencil annotations to text.
Price
£ 150.00