Literature

MONTAGUE, Edward. The Citizen; A Hudibrastic Poem. In five cantos. To which is added Nelson's Ghost, a poem. In two parts. Printed by W. Lewis for J.F. Hughes...and sold by C. Chapple. 1806. First Edition.
xii, 150, [2], 15pp, [1]. With half-title and two fine hand-coloured caricature engravings ('Sir Peter' and 'My Lady'). Uncut and partially unopened in original publishers blue paper boards, paper lettering-piece. A fine copy but for very slight rubbing to extremities. Ink inscription of 'John Goodford, 1806, Yeovil' to FEP.
Price
£ 750.00
MONTESQUIEU, Charles-Louis De Secondat. Oeuvres de Montesquieu. Chez Plassan, Regent-Bernard, et Gregoire, de l'imprimerie de Plassan. 1796.
Five volumes. [12], lxxx, 406, [2]; [4], 468, xiv, [2]; [4], 466, iv, [2]; [4], 487, iv; [4], 471, [1], iv. Each volume with half-title, terminal blank to Vols I-III. With frontispiece portrait of the author to Vol I, two maps and 22 engraved plates. A beautifully well margined set, uncut, in handsome contemporary red morocco-backed red paper boards, gilt, with double contrasting green morocco lettering-pieces. A trifle rubbed to extremities, some fading to boards, the occasional tear to boards, else a fine set. Spotting to endpapers. With the etched armorial bookplates of the Portals of Laverstoke to each FEP.
Price
£ 2,000.00
MOORE, Thomas. Epistles, Odes, and Other Poems. Printed for James Carpenter. 1806. First Edition.
xi, [5], 341pp, [7]. With half-title, engraved frontispiece (by Landseer), terminal errata leaf and two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut and partially unopened in original publisher's pink paper boards. Rebacked in plain paper, upper hinge splitting.
Price
£ 125.00
MORRIS, Thos. L. The Daneid, An Epic Poem, in Four Books, Written on board his Majesty's ship La Desiree. Printed by E. Walker, Sold by the Widow of the Author. [1803?]. First Edition.
28pp. Disbound, some soiling and spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
OGILVIE, John. Britannia: A National Epic Poem, in Twenty Books. To Which is Prefixed a critical Dissertation on Epic Machinery. Printed, for the Author, By J. Chalmers and Co.. 1801. First Edition.
[8], 623pp, [1], With half-title. Uncut in original blue paper boards, neatly rebacked to style. A fine presentation copy, inscribed 'To Mr John Garvack. As a sincere expression of just esteem and a very unequal although well meant return to many offices of disinterested friendship. From the Author'.
Price
£ 750.00
OGILVIE, John. Human Life, A Poem, in Five Parts.. Printed by W. Bulmer...for T. Cadell. 1806. First Edition.
[4], xv, [1], 152pp, [4]. With half-title, engraved frontispiece and two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut in original publisher's blue paper boards, neatly rebacked, with paper lettering-piece. Ink inscription of Wm. Nicholson and small water-stain to title.
Price
£ 250.00
OLDYS, William. The British Librarian: Exhibiting a compendious review or abstract Of our most Scarce, Useful, and Valuable books in all sciences, as well in manuscript as in print: With many characters, Historical and Critical, of the authors, their antagonists, &c. In a Manner never before attempted And Useful to all readers. With a Complete Index to the Volume. Printed for T. Osborne. 1738. First Collected Edition.
[2], vii, [5], 402pp. Without terminal advertisement leaf. Recent antique style half-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Occasional spotting to title and text, top-edge darkened. Ink inscription of Wm. Palmer to head of FFEP, which has been salvaged from an earlier binding.
Price
£ 300.00
OPIE, Mrs. Poems. Printed for T.N. Longman and O. Rees...By Taylor and Wilks. 1802. First Edition.
iv, 192pp. With portrait frontispiece of the author. Contemporary tree calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt, elaborately so to boards. Slightly rubbed, with some cracking and slight chipping to joints. Incision to margin of preliminaries, with associated small piece to margin of title torn away.
Price
£ 150.00
OPIE, Mrs. The Warrior's Return, And Other Poems.. Printed By Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1808. First Edition.
[4], 185pp, [1]. Engraved frontispiece. Finely bound in contemporary polished calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Marbled endpapers.Very slight rubbing to extremities, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 150.00
PARK, T[homas]. Sonnets, and other Small Poems.. Published by Vernor & Hood. 1803. Second Edition.
vi, [2], 120pp. With engraved title page and five further engraved plates. Uncut in original publisher's boards, somewhat naively rebacked with white paper. Rubbed, some staining to boards and text/plates, several quires detaching.
Price
£ 100.00
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. Gryll Grange. By the Author of 'Headlong Hall'. Parker, Son, & Bourn. 1861. First Edition.
viii, 316pp, [4]. With 4pp advertisements to rear. Publisher's original maroon cloth, gilt spine, boards decorated in blind. Rubbed, some bumping to corners. Spine slightly faded and cocked. Contemporary ink inscription of Miss Hall to FFEP.
Price
£ 150.00
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. Maid Marian. Printed for T. Hookham [and Carpenter]. 1822. First Edition.
[4], 262pp. Contemporary full calf, gilt to spine and borders, contrasting maroon morocco title labels. Rubbed, with some loss to head of spine and joints.
Price
£ 450.00
POWELL, Thomas. Emma, Or, The Baculiniad, A Comi-Heroic Poem, In Five Cantos. With other poetical studies. [C.Roworth, Printer]. [1805?]. First Edition.
viii, [5]-95, [1], 221-227pp, [1]. With extra-engraved title and a single engraved plate. Contemporary polished calf, gilt. Worn, with loss and marking to spine. Slight paper rubbing to title. Incomplete?!
Price
£ 300.00
PRESTON, William. The Posthumous Poems of William Preston, Esq. (Late One of the Judges of Appeals). Dedicated, by permission, to the Provost of Trinity College, Dublin.. Printed by Wilkinson and Courtney. 1809. First Edition.
xxii, 276pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Recent antique-style calf backed marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Frontispiece laid down, with slight loss to gutter margin just touching border, ink-stamp of the Mercantile Library, PA, and small paper adhesion to title. Closed tear to B4. Manuscript additions to list of subscribers.
Price
£ 200.00
PRICHARD, Rees. The Welshman's Candle. Canwyll Y Cymru: Sef, Gwaith Y Prachedig.... Argraphwyd ac ar werth gan J. Evans, Yn Heol-Y-Prior. 1808.
470pp, [2]. Contemporary calf, blind-roll tooling to joints. Rubbed, cracking to upper joint. Lacks FFEP, tear to gutter margin of title. Browning and occasional marginal loss to text.
Price
£ 75.00