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[WIT'S MAGAZINE]. Wit, Humour, and Entertainment. Number II. [III., IV., and V.] (Price sixpence only) To be continued on the First Day of every Month, Of the wit's magazine; or, library of momus... London. Printed for Harrison and Co., 1784. 8vo. Four parts only. Without engraved plates (published with one to each issue). Original publisher's mauve printed wrappers. Lightly dust-soiled, wrappers creased and worn, loss to spines, some chipping to edges, without lower wrapper of No. III., upper wrapper of No. IV detached. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 21847
MEREDITH, Constance A. [compiler]. Whisperings from the great: An Autograph Birthday Album. London. Henry Frowde, 1906. Quarto. Unpaginated. Two calendar dates to a page with quotations opposite, both with red borders and fleur-de-lis decoration to corners. Finely bound in contemporary red half-morocco, vellum boards, stamped and lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Lightly rubbed and discoloured, corner's bumped. Marbled endpaper, near contemporary inked ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, partially completed, two charmingly naive watercolour illustrations pasted in. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 23357
KAULFUSS, J[ohann] S[amuel]. Ueber den geist der Polnischen sprache. Eine einleitung in die Polnische literar-geschichte sur Deutsche. Halle. Bey Schimmelpfennig und Comp., 1804. First edition. 8vo. 227pp, [1]. With two folding plates of musical notation. Original publisher's tan paper wrappers, paper lettering-piece with title in manuscript. Slight wear to extremities with some loss to head and foot of spine. Ink shelf-marks to FEP of Sir Thomas Phillipps' Middle Hill Library, lightly foxed throughout. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 13461
FENN, George Manville [editor]. The world of wit and humour. London. Cassell, Petter & Galpin, [s.d., c. 1880] 8vo. xv, [1], 480pp. With an engraved frontispiece, a further nine engraved plates, and numerous illustrations in the text. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Early inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, foxed. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 24745
DOUVILLE, J. V.. The speaking french grammar, forming a collection of colloquial essays particularly adapted to render the Speaking of French easy to english persons: in sixty lessons. London. Published by the Author...by Boosey and Sons et al., 1827. 8vo. x, [2], 412pp. Uncut in original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed and browned, loss and tearing to head of spine, joints split. Contemporary printed advertisement for 'Mr. Douville's Terms for teaching the French language' pasted to FEP, occasional spotting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23329
TOCQUOT, J. F.. The royal pocket dictionary, french and english, and english and french; containing the signification of words in all their different acceptations; the terms of arts, sciences, and trades. The whole extracted from the best writers french and english... London. Printed [by T. Curson] for Jos. Johnson et al., 1808. New edition. 8vo. [4], viii, [524]pp. With a French title on the verso of the initial leaf. Contemporary panelled burgundy straight-grain morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Slight shaving to lower margins of leaves K3-6 and L3-6, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 16971
MOWLE, A[lfred] C[harles]. The new turkish. An Elementary Grammar, Vocabulary, and Phrase Book of the Turkish Language in the New Latin Characters. Nicosia, Cyprus. Printed at the Government Printing Office, 1930. First edition. 8vo. [2], 65pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's cloth-backed printed paper boards. Slight rubbing and marking to extremities, ink ownership inscription to head of upper board. Ink ownership inscriptions and ink-stamps to FEP and RFEP, pencil notations to rear endpapers. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 16381
PETER LOVE-LAUGHTER. The new fun-box broke open: or, a diverting selection of droll stories, Queer Adventures, wise sayings, irish bulls, strange whims, and original jests. London. Printed and sold by Dean and Munday, [1822]. 8vo. [3], 6-30pp. The pagination would suggest the absence of an initial leaf or frontispiece, or perhaps of the work having been issued in wrappers, with the upper panel included as a part of the text; the paucity of detailed records for the publication make it difficult to substantiate what, if indeed anything, is wanting. Uncut. Stitched, as issued. A trifle dust-soiled, spotted and browned, some ... More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 20428
[ALMANACS]. The Gentleman's Diary, or the Mathematical Repository; An almanack For the Year of our Lord 1798... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers; and sold by Robert Horsfield, and George Greenhill, 1798. [Fifty-seventh edition]. 48pp. Title and calendar in red and black. ESTC N30928.

[Bound with:] [HUTTON, Charles]. The Ladies' Diary: or Woman's Almanack, For the Year of our Lord 1798... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, And sold by Robert Horsfield and G. Greenhill. Ninety-fifth edition. 48pp. Title and calendar in red and black. ESTC N3194.

[And:] MOORE, Francis. Vox stellarum: or, a loyal almanack For the ... More >
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 20904
WATSON, Samuel. The Gentleman's and Citizen's almanack, compiled by Samuel Watson, Bookseller, For the Year of our Lord, 1785... Dublin. Printed for Samuel Watson, [1785]. 135pp, [1]. ESTC T26616.

[Bound with:] EXSHAW, John. The English Registry, For the Year of our Lord, 1785; (By John Exshaw, Bookseller,) or, A Collection of English Lists...Fitted to be bound with Watson's Almanack... Dublin. Printed by John Exshaw, [1785]. [4], 131pp, [1]. ESTC T26688.

8vo. Contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked, without lettering-piece. Light damp-staining to head of text-block. More >
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 25241
BREWER, E[benezer] Cobham. The dictionary of phrase and fable. London. Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, [c.1872]. Third edition. 8vo. In 15 parts. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's orange printed paper wrappers. Some loss, chipping, and spots of marking to all extremities, parts 3 and 5 without upper wrappers, lower wrappers of parts 3, 13, and 15 detached, both wraps of part 10 detached, gatherings of parts 5 and 10 separating. Overall internally clean and crisp but for some light foxing. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 14059
[ABERDEEN ALMANAC]. The Aberdeen Almanack, for the year 1804... Aberdeen. Printed and sold by J. Chalmers & Co., [1804]. 12mo. 252pp. With a folding table. Contemporary limp sheep. Remnants of flap to upper board. Extremities heavily rubbed and marked. Hinges exposed, loss to front blank fly-leaf, early manuscript price list to recto, occasional spotting, single short tear to table at gutter, fore-edge shaved. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 24509