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DENNIS, [John]. Rinaldo and Armida: a tragedy... Printed for Jacob Tonson. 1699. First edition.
[14], 54pp. Without half-title, errata slip, and final (blank?) leaf. Later half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and discoloured. Leaves browned, shaving to head of title-page. Browned, occasional loss to margins.
Price
£ 300.00
DENNISTON, Capt. [James]. The battle of craignilder, a very ancient gallovidian ballad; arranged for publication, with an introduction and notes. Published by R. Cadell; & R. Griffin and Co.. 1832. First edition.
xlix, [3], 54-104pp. Unopened in original publisher's green cloth backed plain paper boards, paper title label. Some rubbing and soiling, slight loss to title label. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional light foxing.
Price
£ 150.00
DENNISTON, Capt. [James]. The battle of craignilder, a very ancient gallovidian ballad; arranged for publication, with an introduction and notes. Published by R. Cadell; & R. Griffin and Co.. 1832. First edition.
L, [3], 54-104pp. Uncut, in original publisher's green cloth backed plain paper boards, paper title label. Some rubbing and marking, upper board a little warped, slight loss to cloth at spine, lettering piece rubbed away. Occasional marking internally.
Price
£ 150.00
DESCLOZEAUX, Adrien. Gabrielle d'Estrees. Arthur Humphreys. 1907. First English edition.
vi, 330pp. With half-title. Title in red and black. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's cream cloth backed blue paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Some browning and dust-soiling to extremities. Internally clean and crisp but for the occasional spot of foxing. From The Royal Library Historical Series.
Price
£ 50.00
DESLANDES, M. [Andre-Francois]. An essay on maritime power and commerce; Particularly those of France. In an epistolary discourse, Address'd to the Count de Maurepas, Secretary of State, and of the Marine. Printed for Paul Vaillant. 1743. First English edition.
xii, 163pp, [1]. Rebound in modern blue paper boards. Ink inscription (Mich. Kearney) to head of title. Browning to leaf margins throughout though not effecting text. Some marginal loss to X4.
Price
£ 125.00
DIBDIN, Thomas Frognal. An introduction to the knowledge of rare and valuable editions of the Greek and Latin Classics. Together with an account of polyglot bibles, polyglot psalters, hebrew bibles, greek bibles and greek testaments; the greek fathers, and the latin fathers. Printed for Harding and Lepard. 1827. Fourth edition.
In two volumes. [4], xiii, [1], 562; [4], 579pp, [1]. With half-titles and an engraved plate. Later vellum, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities discoloured. Printed bookseller descriptions tipped-in to RFEP of Vol. II, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 175.00
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
DIBDIN, [Charles]. Songs, glees, duettos, &c. in rent day, or the yeoman's friend; written and composed by mr. dibdin, and performed at the sans pariel, strand. Printed for the Author, by R. Cantwell. 1808. First edition.
26, [2], 27-31pp, [1]. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Lightly marked.
Price
£ 150.00
DIDEROT, Denis. D'ALEMBERT, Denis. Select essays from the encyclopedy, being the most curious, entertaining, and instructive parts of that very extensive work, written by Mallet, Diderot, D'Alembert, and Others, the Most Celebrated Writers of the Age. Printed for Samuel Leacroft. 1772. First edition.
[4], iv, [2], 372pp. With half-title. Nineteenth-century maroon roan, gilt, titled to upper board. Marbled endpapers, with the later book-label of 'Iain J.A.S. Woolley' to FEP, pencilled inscription of the same owner to blank fly-leaf. Slightly rubbed, a little chipped to joints at head of spine. Marginal paper flaw to F1.
Price
£ 750.00
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
DONNAY, Maurice. Amants: comedie en cinq actes. Paul Ollendorff. 1897. First edition.
[6], 258pp, [2]. Near contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G., with original publisher's printed paper wrappers bound in. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, bookplate of Gladys de Grey to FEP, lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed to half-title; 'a Lady Grey / un respectueux hommage / Maurice Donnay / Decembre 1896'.
Price
£ 200.00
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