Literature

WALKER, John. Poems, by the Late Rev. John Walker, A.B. Formerly of Magdalen College, Oxford, Gospeller of the Cathedral Church, and Minister of St. Peter's Per Mounter Gate and St. John's Timberhill, Norwich; Vicar of Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk, and of Bawdsey.... Printed and Sold By Stevenson, Matchett, and Stevenson.... 1809. First Edition.
[22], 135pp, [1]. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's two tone paper boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Slight loss to spine, else a fine copy. Ink inscription of Edward Mugridge to half-title, and a short manuscript note in his hand to blank-fly at rear, mentioning a poem composed in the memory of Walker that is 'to be found in my common-place book for 1809 - page 87'. Small booklabel of J.O. Edwards to FEP.
Price
£ 400.00
WALLIS, Richard. The Happy Village. A Poem. Dedicated to the Honble. & Reverend the Trustees of the Late Lord Crewe.... Printed and Sold By John Paxton. 1802. First Edition.
[2], 20pp. Title page engraved, with large copper-engraved vignette from the workshop of Thomas Bewick. Finely bound in antique style calf-backed marbled boards, vellum tipped corners, gilt. Thomas Davidson's copy, with his ink inscription to FEP and title, bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 1,000.00
WATKINS, William. The Fall of Carthage. A Tragedy. First presented at The Theatre, Whitby. With Additions and Corrections.. C. Law...London. Printed by Thomas Webster, Whitby. 1802. First Edition..
68pp, [4]. Without the half-title, with subscriber's list to two terminal leaves. Recent half calf over cloth, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. With short manuscript notes on the life of the author to verso of title.
Price
£ 175.00
WRANGHAM, Francis. The Raising of Jairus' Daughter; A Poem....To which is annexed a short memoir, interspersed with a few Poetical Productions of the late Caroline Symmons. Printed for J. Mawman.... 1804. First Edition.
viii, 45pp, [3]. With engraved portrait and terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's light blue paper wraps. Slightly rubbed to spine, stab holes to joint, some sporadic browning to text. Newspaper clipping advertising the publication of this volume tipped to blank fly.
Price
£ 300.00
YOUNG, Edward. The Last Day. A Poem. In Three Books. Printed and Sold by J. Heydon. 1802.
61pp, [2]. Contemporary tree-calf. Neatly rebacked, original morocco lettering-piece laid down. Somewhat tightly bound at gutter, occasional marking, ink inscription removed from title.
Price
£ 125.00
[ANON.]. A Satirical Epistle in Verse, addressed to the Poet Laureate on his Carmen Seculare, constaining strictures on modern times and characters. Printed by D.N. Shury...and sold by J. Ginger. 1801. First Edition.
xvi, 46pp. Disbound, largely untrimmed, with original stab holes to gutter margins. Light soiling to title and final leaf, ink-stamps of the Mercantile Library, PA to title and occasionally to text.
Price
£ 250.00
[ANON.]. An Epistle to a Lady. Printed and Published by William Horseman. [1808]. First Edition.
ix, [3], 40pp. With half title printed to recto and title to verso of first leaf. With a folding hand-coloured frontispiece caricature plate depicting Canning wielding a javelin over the Duke of York, half-man and half skeleton, in the arms of his mistress. Disbound. Soiling to half-title and final leaf, which also has a little tearing.
Price
£ 225.00
[ANON.]. An Imitation of the Eighth Satire of Juvenal, Addressed to the Rising Nobility and Gentry of the United Kingdoms. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1804. First Edition.
[4], 94, *95-*96, 95-168pp. With half-title. Recent antique-style calf backed marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Title trimmed at fore-edge. Ink stamp of the Mercantile Library, Philadelphia, to title and occasionally to text. Very occasional inked corrections or additions to text.
Price
£ 150.00
[ANON.]. The Christian Pastor: A Poem. In Three Books. Published By J. Burditt. 1809. First Edition.
146pp. Contemporary polished calf, with elaborate gilt-key roll border, neatly rebacked to style, with contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Slight rubbing to extremities, a little browning/chipping to endpapers and fly-leaves.
Price
£ 200.00
[ANON.]. The Curate, An Elegiac Poem, By **** *******. Printed for T. Becket. 1802. First Edition.
iv, 16pp. Disbound, lower edge uncut. Soiling to title and final leaf, paper adhesion to former.
Price
£ 150.00
[ANON.]. The Delusions of Hope, A Poem.. Printed by R. Taylor and Co...Sold by T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1806. First Edition.
[2], 53pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, gilt. Rubbed to extremities, chipping to spine and cracking to joints. Presentation copy, inscribed 'To Lady Miller with the author's respectful good wishes' to head of blank fly, bookplate of Admiral Thomas Cochrane to FEP.
Price
£ 150.00
[ANON.]. The Pagan Mythology of Ancient Greece and Rome, Versified. Accompanied with Philosophical Elucidations of the probable latent Meaning of the some of the Fables of the Ancients, on a theory entirely new. Illustrated with Impressions from Engravings on Wood by J. Berryman. Printed for the Author: and sold by J. M. Richardson.... 1809. First Edition.
vii, [1], 148pp. With woodcut frontispiece and 21 woodcut plates. Recent paper boards. Ink inscription to blank-fly
Price
£ 125.00
[ANON.]. "TEKELI". Poems on Various Subjects. By Tekeli. In Three Parts. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1809. First Edition.
[2], v-xxvii, [2], 139pp, [1]. Lacking half-title. Recent boards.
Price
£ 175.00
[BARNARD, R]. The Leisure Hour Improved; Or Moral Miscellanies, In Prose and Verse, Original and Selected. Printed and Sold by William Smith. 1809. First Edition.
192pp. With woodcut frontispiece, title vignette. Finely bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed, else a fine copy. Ink inscription of 'Elizabeth Lidgett, 1830' to blank-fly.
Price
£ 100.00
[BIBLE- N.T. English]. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated Out of the Original Greek: And with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesties Special Command. Printed at the Clarendon Press, By Dawson, Bensley and Cooke. 1806.
[432]pp. Contemporary straight-grain navy morocco, with gilt fillet to boards and elaborate gilt in compartments to spine, each with central sunburst device. A.E.G. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed, with a little bumping to corners. Small printing flaw to B1, and some paper adhesion to G4, each causing slight loss to text but without loss of sense.
Price
£ 200.00