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[DEFOE, Daniel]. The wonderful life and surprising adventures of that renowned hero, Robinson Crusoe; who lived Twenty-eight Years on an Uninhabited Island, which he afterwards colonized. William Darton and Son. [c.1830].
35pp, [1]. With a terminal page of advertisements. With a hand-coloured woodcut frontispiece, three woodcut plates, and two woodcut illustrations in the text. Stitched in original publisher's purple printed paper wraps. Light wear to extremities, dust-soiled and a trifle foxed. One plate partially naively coloured, slight surface loss to frontispiece, horizontal tear to title touching imprint, with paper repair to verso, REP separating from lower wrap, sporadic spots of foxing and dust-soiling.
Price
£ 150.00
[DELANY, Patrick]. Observations upon Lord Orrery's Remarks on the life and writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift. Containing Several singular Anecdotes relating to the Character and Conduct of that great Genius, and the most deservedly celebrated Stella. In a Series of Letters to his Lordship. To which are added, Two Original Pieces of the same author (excellent in their kind) never before publish'd. Printed: and Sold by W. Reeve. 1754. First edition.
[16], 310pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed with some slight soiling, chipping to head of spine, upper joint starting. Foxed throughout, worming to bottom corner of leaves throughout text block - at no point touching text, light damp-staining to same.
Price
£ 125.00
[DENHAM, Lewis William]. Perpetua et felicitas: a rejected seatonian. Paternoster & Hales. 1898. First edition.
14pp. Disbound. Slightest of dust-soiling to title-page, horizontal crease to all leaves. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of drop-title; 'With best love from / The Author / (Hon Rev Lewis William / Denham. Aged 77. in / 1898.)
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£ 125.00
[DIBDIN, Charles. The Elder].. The Lion and the Water-Wagtail: A Mock Heroic Poem, in three cantos. By Castigator. Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones.. 1809. First Edition.
[4], 174pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's blue paper boards, rebacked. Boards somewhat rubbed, some light soiling to page edges. Bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP. Ink inscriptions to FEP and title, the latter mostly rubbed away.
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£ 175.00
[DICTIONARY]. An Historical, Genealogical and Poetical Dictionary: containing The Lives and Actions of all the Great Men among the Grecians, Romans, Jews, &c...With the Remarkable Antiquities of the Ancients.... Printed for Henry Rhodes. 1708. Second edition to which is added a supplement.
[380]pp. A reissue of the 1703 edition with a new title page and the addition of a supplement. Contemporary full panelled speckled calf. Rubbed with slight loss to head of spine, corners bumped with further loss. Near contemporary ink inscription (E a Philipps?) and later ink stamp of Lord Milford to FEP, otherwise an internally clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 150.00
[DILLON, Robert Crawford]. The Lord Mayor's visit to Oxford, in the month of July, 1826. Written at the desire of the party, by the Chaplain to the Mayoralty. Longman, Rees, Orme, Browne, and Green. 1826. First edition.
vi, 157pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece and one engraved plate. Contemporary black half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, T.E.G. Some rubbing to extremities, particularly to spine. Marbled endpapers, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
[DODSLEY, Robert]. The Oeconomy of human life, translated from an indian manuscript, written by an ancient bramin... Printed by T. Rickaby, for E. Harding. 1798.
22, [2], 120pp. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Profusely illustrated with engraved vignettes throughout. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards. Extremities rubbed and marked, substantial loss to spine, upper board held by cords only. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[DODWELL, Henry]. Praelectiones academicae In Schola historices camdeniana Cum appendice. E Theatro Sheldoniano. 1692. First edition.
[32], 688, 687-702, 705-782pp, [2]. Complete despite erratic pagination. Contemporary blind-stamped calf. Some rubbing, loss to foot of spine, splitting to upper joint, corners bumped. Private ink-stamp of 'Iohn Eyton' to foot of title-page, very light damp-staining to gutter, occasional browning and toning, slight marginal loss to Qq2.
Price
£ 225.00
[DR WILLIAMS' LIBRARY]. Catalogue of the library in Red Cross Street, Cripplegate; founded pursuant to the will of the Reverend Daniel Williams, D. D. who died in the year 1716. Printed and Sold by Richard and John E. Taylor. 1841. First edition.
In two volumes. viii, 420; [2], 438pp. Recent green cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle marked. Internally clean and crisp but for light marginal damp-staining and browning to first three gatherings of Vol. II.
Price
£ 275.00
[DRINKING]. The Public-Housekeeper's monitor: Being a serious adminition to the masters and mistresses Of those commonly called public-houses, Of what Kind or Denomination soever...To which is prefixed, a letter from a minister to the Public-Housekeepers of his Parish, recommending this Tract to their serious Perusal. Printed By John Rivington for John, Francis, and Charles Rivington.... 1781. New edition, corrected.
60pp. Recent blue paper wrappers. Manuscript addition of '1793' following date to imprint, occasional marking.
Price
£ 325.00
[DRYDEN, John]. The hind and the panther. A poem, in three parts. Printed for Jacob Tonson. 1687. Third edition.
[6], 145pp. Without initial license-to-print leaf. Recent tan cloth, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very minor wear to extremities. Title and final leaf laid-down and repaired, occasional slight dust-soiling. Ink ownership inscription to recto of FFEP of; 'Joyce Cary / at Heffers / May 1947'.
Price
£ 250.00
[DU LARENS, Henri-Joseph]. Le Compere Mathieu, ou Les Bigarrures de L'Esprit Humain. Chez les Marchands de Nouveautes. 1797.
Four volumes bound as two. [4], 264; [2], ii, 256; ii, 244; [2], 215pp, [1]. With five engraved plates. Nineteenth-century green half-cloth, marbled paper boards. Slightest of wear to extremities. Ink annotations to endpapers, expertly repaired tears to title and first contents leaf of Vol. III, occasional light foxing.
Price
£ 200.00
[DUKE OF GRAFTON]. A first letter to the duke of grafton. Printed for Isaac Fell. 1770. First edition.
[8], 39pp, [1]. With half-title. Disbound. Slightest of spotting, overall a clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 75.00
[DUNDAS, Henry, Viscount Melville]. A full detail of the speech of Lord Viscount Melville, in the House of Commons, on the 11th June 1805. Printed for Peter Hill. 1805. First edition.
[2], 64pp. Recent blue paper boards, printed paper title labels to spine and upper board. Neat ink numeral to head of dust-soiled title, occasional light foxing, short marginal tear to B6.
Price
£ 200.00
[DUPORT, James]. Threnothriambos. Sive Liber Job Graeco carmine redditus per J.D. Cantabrigiensem, S.T.B. Editio altera, multis in locis ab Autore recognita & emendata. Cui adduntur in sine tres Psalmi. Apud Thomam Buck. 1653.
[16], 203pp, [5]. First word of title transliterated from the Greek. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked by Stoakley of Cambridge, lettered in gilt. Rubbing to boards. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, light marginal damp-staining throughout.
Price
£ 350.00