English Books - 1801 onwards

TEMPLETON, James. Poems. Printed for the Author, By Graisberry and Campbell. 1809. First Edition.
[12], iii-vi, 224pp. With a 9pp list of subscribers. Recent antique-style calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Ink-stamp of Mercantile Library, PA, to title and occasionally to text. A little marginal chipping to prelims.
Price
£ 200.00
TENNYSON, Alfred Lord.. The Early Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson Including 'The pricess', in memorium', 'maud', etc.. Henry Frowde. 1900.
viii, 495pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound in contemporary green calf, gilt. Contrasting red morocco lettering-piece with gilt titling. Marbled endpapers with edges marbled. Very slight rubbing to extremities. A fine copy.
Price
£ 75.00
THACKERAY, Anne Ritchie. The Village on the Cliff. By the Author of 'The Story of Elizabeth'.. Smith, Elder & Co.. 1867. Third Edition.
xi, 318pp. Engraved frontispiece and four other engravings. Half tan morocco over marbled boards by Worsfold. Marbled end papers. Elaborate gilt decoration and titling to spine. A.E.G. Slight splitting to foot of upper board with rubbing to spine and extremities with a small scratch to top of upper board. Occasional very minor smudges to margins and slight oxidisation to illustrations.
Price
£ 50.00
THOMSON, James. Poems in the Scottish Dialect. Printed by J. Pillans & Sons, Published by W. Reid, Leith, for the Author. 1801. First Edition.
xxiii, [1], 215pp. With portrait frontispiece of the author. Uncut in original paper boards, neatly rebacked to style with original lettering-piece laid down. Slight rubbing to extremities else a fine copy with occasional foxing to text. Ink inscription of 'John J. Easson', dated 1840, to recto of frontispiece.
Price
£ 250.00
TOWNSEND, George. Poems; by George Townsend, of Trinity College, Cambridge. Printed by A.J. Valpy...for Deighton, Cambridge; Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1810. First Edition.
xxv, [3], 148pp, [2]. Later red buckram, gilt. Slightly trimmed to fore-edge, shaving a single character to the final leaf (additional subscribers) only. Closed tear to F1, without loss.
Price
£ 100.00
VINCE, Rev. S.. Elements of Astronomy, Designed for the Use of Students in the University.. Printed By J. Burges, Printer to the University; RJ. Deighton and J. Nicholson, W.H. Lunn.. 1801. Second Edition.
[4], 251pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards. Worn with two inch paper loss to foot of spine and some wear to corners, Ink stain to upper board. Top corner of title torn away with loss to most of 'Astronomy', large tear across text of leaf Q1 with old repair deteriorating with associated staining. Lower hinge slightly starting. Ink and pencil inscriptions to FEP, some juvenile pencil scribblings to rear end papers.
Price
£ 125.00
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
WEBB, John. Haverhill, a Descriptive Poem, and Other Poems. Printed for the Author and sold by J. Nunn. 1810. First Edition.
6, [18], 119pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's two tone blue paper boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Rubbed, with loss to foot of spine and a little cracking to joints. FFEP excised, tear to REP, ink inscription of 'Thomas Iveson Frost...1823' to FEP.
Price
£ 250.00
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
YOUNGE, Charlotte M.. The Trial: More Links of the Daisy Chain. Macmillan and Co.. 1868. 4th Edition.
xi, 439pp, 61. with advertisment leaves at end. Illustrated frontisepiece and three black and white illustrations. Ink inscription to F.F.E.P. Original publishers cloth spine over boards with gilt titling. Some rubbing to extremities. Clean internally, partially unopened, one gathering slightly protruding at foot and another at head, both remain strongly attached.
Price
£ 50.00
[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