All Books

DIBDIN, T[homas]. The last lays of the last of the three dibdins... Harding and King. 1833. First edition.
viii, 158pp, [1]. With a list of subscribers. Contemporary green half-calf, green buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Chapman and Hall. 1862.
xiv, [2], 609pp, [1]. With extra-engraved title and frontispiece, and 41 engraved plates by Seymour and Phiz to boards. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt, decorated with barley twist in blind to boards. Added gilt armorial device to base of spine, matching the herald of the nineteenth-century owner displayed on the bookplate. A clean copy, with light fading to spine, a some tearing to head and foot of spine, bumping to corners. Lower joint split, and hinge at some point repaired - very neatly, possibly (even by the original binder?). Bookplate of Thomas Glazebrooke Rylands to FEP, internally a clean and fresh copy.
Price
£ 100.00
DIGBY, Sir Kenelm. Of bodies, and of Mans Soul. To discover the immortality of reasonable souls. With two Discourses Of the Powder of Sympathy, and Of the Vegetation of Plants. Printed by S.G. and B.G. for John Williams. 1669. Fourth edition.
[56], 439, [11], 231pp. Recent antique-style calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight marking to title and final leaf, else a crisp unpressed copy.
Price
£ 600.00
DILWORTH, Thomas. The Schoolmasters Assistant: Being a Compendium of Arithmetic, Both Practical and Theoretical. In Five Parts... Printed and Sold By Richard and Henry Causton (Successors to the Late Mrs Henry Kent). 1773. Eighteenth edition.
xiv, [10], 192pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a folding table 'Of Converging Series'. Contemporary calf. Worn with some surface loss, joints starting. Pen trials and loss to FFEP, spots of foxing and dust-soiling, occasional ink annotations to text.
Price
£ 75.00
DODSLEY, R[obert]. The king and the miller of mansfield. A Dramatick Tale. Printed for the Author...and Sold by T. Cooper. 1737. First edition.
[3], 51pp, [1]. Without half-title. Later marbled paper wraps. Light wear to extremities. Ink inscription to head of title; 'This is a Gift of Will Norton's', ink inscription to head of drop-title; 'Will Sorimer 1744', spots of dust-soiling and foxing throughout.
Price
£ 75.00
DODSWORTH, Mrs. Fugitive Pieces. Printed by Simmons and Kirkby. 1802. First Edition.
iv, 107pp, [1]. Contemporary marbled calf, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Rubbed, with some loss and chipping to spine, cracking to joints, lacking lettering-piece.
Price
£ 350.00
DONN, James. PURSH, Frederick. Hortus Cantabrigiensis; or, a catalogue of plants indigenous and exotic. Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor, for White, Cochrange, and Co.... 1815. Eighth edition.
[4], 355pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in contemporary speckled calf. Neat repair to lower joint at base of spine, very slightest of rubbing to extremities, else a fine copy. With the armorial bookplate of S.F. Granad, with motto 'Time Tryeth Truth', ink inscription of the same to head of title/p.9, and small pin-prick book-stamp to title and initial leaves of text.
Price
£ 125.00
DOUCE, Francis. Illustrations of shakspeare, and of ancient manners: with dissertation in the clowns and fools of shakspeare; on the collection of popular tales entitled gesta romanorum; and on the english morris dance. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1807. First edition.
In two volumes. xv, [1], 526; [4], 499pp, [1]. With a half-title to each volume, eight wood- and copper-engraved plates, and one folding hand-coloured copper-engraved plate depicting a scene of Morris dancing. Handsomely bound in contemporary calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Light rubbing to spines. Marbled endpapers. Internally clean and crisp, a fine copy. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with ink stamps of the Ben Damph Forest Library to recto of both FFEPs.
Price
£ 450.00
DOUGLAS, Alexander. Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect.. Printed by R. Tullis, for the Author. 1806. First Edition.
xx, 203pp, [1]. Uncut in contemporary red half-morocco over marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed, with loss to head of spine. Neat twentieth-century German ink-stamp to FFEP.
Price
£ 150.00
DOUGLAS, James. Travelling anecdotes through various parts of Europe. Printed for J. Debrett. 1786. Third edition.
x, 285pp, [3]. With half-title, terminal advertisement leaf, and eight engraved plates including frontispiece. Uncut in original publisher's tan paper boards, with remains of printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, substantial loss to head of spine. Upper hinge split, ink initials to half-title, foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
DOVAR, Thomas. The ancient physician's Legacy to his Country, Being what he has collected in Forty-Nine Years Practice: or, An Account of the several Diseases incident to Mankind... Printed for the Relict of the late R. Brady. 1733.
[2], 197pp, [5]. Contemporary full calf, gilt. Rubbed with wear to board edges, slight cracking to joints. Marginal tear to A1 (mislabelled as B1) touching text with paper tab still present from earlier attempt at repair. Otherwise internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
DOWSON, Ernest. Memoirs of Cardinal Dubois. Leonard Smithers and Co.. 1899.
In two volumes. xvi, 282; viii, 268pp. With a half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Partially uncut in contemporary navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, T.E.G., gilt. Spines slightly sunned, light surface wear. Marbled endpapers, bookplates of Marion C. Walker to both FEPs, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
DRAKE, Lawrence. The heroes of england: stories of the lives of the most celebrated british soldiers and sailors. Joseph Cundall. 1843.
viii, 312pp. With a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, and seven hand-coloured engraved plates. Original publisher's gilt-tooled black morocco, A.E.G. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Very occasional light spotting, ink gift inscription to front blank fly-leaf; 'Douglas Edward Holroyd / given him by H.R.H. the Duchess of Gloucester / January 1843'.
Price
£ 125.00
DRAKE, Nathan. Winter nights; or, fire-side lucubrations. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1820. First edition.
In two volumes. [6], 295, [1]; [4], 300pp. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities a trifle rubbed and dust-soiled, loss to head of spines. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
DRAYTON, Michael. England's Heroical Epistles, written In Imitation of the Stile and Manner of Ovid's Epistles: with annotations of The Chronicle History. Printed for S. Smethwick. [c.1695].
[8], 225pp, [1]. Without frontispiece. Recent calf-backed decorated paper boards, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Ink inscriptions to title, browning to all leaves, occasional spots of dust-soiling and light marginal damp-staining, loss of characters 'h' and 'i' of 'white' on p.199.
Price
£ 350.00