English Books - 1801 onwards

BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs. Printed for Vernor and Hood...by T. Bensley. 1802. First Edition.
xi, [3], 105pp, [1]. With half-title and engraved portrait frontispiece. Victorian mauve calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed to extremities, joints, browning to spine. Bookplates of Charles James Fox Bunbury, William Carr, and the Nowell-Smiths to front endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed 'Henry William Bunbury, 1802, From the Author' to head of half-title.
Price
£ 750.00
BOWLES, Rev. W. Lisle. The Picture; Verses Written in London. May 1803, Suggested by A Magnificent Landscape of Rubens, in possession of Sir George Beaumont. Printed by W. Bulmer. 1803. First Edition.
20pp. Later paper boards, rubbed and faded. Some creasing, neat repair to half-title, loss to gutter margin of final leaf. John Sparrow's copy, with his book label to FEP.
Price
£ 250.00
BOYD, Rev. Henry. The Penance of Hugo, A Vision on the French Revolution. In the manner of Dante. In Four Canots. Written on the occasion of the Death of Nicolas Hugo de Basseville, Envoy from the French Republic at Rome, January 14, 1793. Translated from the original Italian of Vincenzo Monti into English verse with two additional cantos. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme. 1805. First Edition.
xi, [1], 180pp. Uncut in original publisher's (somewhat small) two tone paper boards, paper lettering-piece. Worn, with loss to spine and heavy rubbing to boards. Some soiling, dog-earing to page edges.
Price
£ 100.00
BRAYLEY, Edward Wedlake. HERBERT, William. Syr Reginalde; Or, The Black Tower. A Romance of the Twelfth Century. With Tales and other poems. Printed by J. Swan...for Vernor and Hood. 1803. First Edition.
Price
£ 75.00
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Last poems. Chapman and Hall. 1862. Second edition.
xi, [1], 142pp, [2]. With a half-title. Original publisher's blind-stamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed, spine sunned, corners bumped. Upper hinge cracked with board working loose, later ink inscription to head of half-title, occasional chipping to top margins.
Price
£ 75.00
BURNET, Thomas. Poems on Various Subjects. Printed by Oliver & Co. 1802.
[iii]-xx, 115pp, [1]. With extra-engraved title page, without half-title. Contemporary half-sheep over marbled boards. Rubbed, with some loss to foot of spine. Foxing and occasional soiling throughout, tears to gutter margin of preliminaries.
Price
£ 175.00
BURNET, Thomas. The Sweets of Solitude, and Other Poems.. Printed for the Author by Wilks and Grafton and Published by C. Law. 1807. First?.
[4], 88pp.With half-title and three terminal leaves a subscriber's list. Uncut later blue paper wraps. Bookplate removed from verso of front wrap. A little damp-staining to gutter margin of title, else fine.
Price
£ 200.00
BURNS, Robert. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns Reprinted from the Best Editions with Explanatary Glossary, Notes, Etc.. Frederick Warne & Co..
xxvi, 614pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary green calf, gilt. Contrasting red morocco lettering-piece with gilt titling. Marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Bookplate of 'W.Corrie Grant, South Shields' to FFEP. A fine copy.
Price
£ 75.00
BYRON, Lord Gordon George. The works of Lord Byron. Printed for Baudry.... 1823. First Baudry edition.
12 volumes in six. With half-titles to each odd numbered volume. [Bound uniformly with:] MEDWIN, Thomas. Journal of the conversations of Lord Byron, noted during a residence with his lordship at pisa, in the years 1821 and 1822. In two volumes. Paris. Published by L. Baudry..., 1825. Two volumes bound in one. Finely bound in contemporary French calf by Hering (of Paris?), signed in gilt to foot of the spine, first volume, spines richly tooled and boards ruled in gilt, further blind border to boards. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Very lightly faded to spines, small patch of insect-damage to joint at base of spine of the fifth volume, else a fine set. Bookseller's label 'Galerie de Bossange Pere' to FEP.
Price
£ 750.00
CAMPBELL, Alexander. The Grampians desolate: A poem. Printed By John Moir...for Vernor and Hood, London: And Manners and Miller, Edinburgh. 1804. First Edition.
vii, [1], 316pp, [4]. With half-title and terminal 'Prospectus of a new agricultural institution, or fund of aid for waste land cultivators. Dated London, April 16th 1804.' Finely bound in contemporary half mottled calf over marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, flat-spine with subtle blind-stamped grecian urn devices to compartments. A fine copy. Small booklabel to J.O. Edwards to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed 'To Hawkins Browne Esqr, M.P. from the Author' to head of half-title.
Price
£ 750.00
CAMPBELL, Thomas. Gertrude of Wyoming; A Pennsylvanian Tale. And Other Poems. Printed by T. Bensley....for the Author, by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1809. First Edition.
[4], 134pp. Contemporary speckled half-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. But for slight rubbing to marbled boards, a fine copy, with an original footnote relating to the Gaelic word Pelloch (p.8) pasted beneath the FEP.
Price
£ 150.00
CAREY, David. Poems, Chiefly Amatory. Printed by Swan and Son...For J. Blacklock...and sold by Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe. 1807. First Edition.
vi, [4], vii-xi, [1], 127pp, [1]. With half-title and engraved frontispiece, four leaves of advertisements bound within preliminaries. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's buff paper boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Very slight marking to boards, offsetting to title, else a fine unsophisticated copy. Bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP.
Price
£ 225.00
CAREY, David. The Pleasures of Nature; Or, The Charms of Rural Life. With other poems. Printed by J. Swan...for Vernor and Hood. 1803. First Edition.
viii, 164pp, [2]. With engraved frontispiece and a terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A.E.G. Some scuffing and marking, chipping to lettering-piece. Bookplates of P. Pease and Percival F. Hinton to front endpapers, also with two twentieth-century ink inscriptions.
Price
£ 150.00
CARLYLE, J.D.. Poems, Suggested Chiefly By Scenes in Asia-Minor, Syria, and Greece, with Prefaces, Extracted from the Author's Journal. Embellished with Two Views of The Source of the Scamander, and the Aqueduct Over the Simos.. Printed By William Bulmer and Co....For John White. 1805. First Edition.
[4], xvi, [4], 149pp [i.e. 146pp]. With two aquatint engravings by R. Pollard. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, paper lettering-piece. Preserved in modern folding-box. Rubbed, with upper joint tender and label chipped. Book label of Ruari McLean to FEP.
Price
£ 300.00
CARLYLE, J.D.. Poems, Suggested Chiefly By Scenes in Asia-Minor, Syria, and Greece, with Prefaces, Extracted from the Author's Journal. Embellished with Two Views of the Source of the Scamander, and the Aqueduct Over the Simos.. Printed By William Bulmer and Co....For John White. 1805. First edition.
[4], xvi, [3[, 149pp (i.e.146pp), with half-title and 2 engravings. Contemporary half calf over boards, gilt. Extremities worn, upper joint splitting and holding by cords only. FFEP detached.
Price
£ 125.00