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HAWKESWORTH, John. The adventurer. Dublin. Printed by J. Moore, 1788. New edition. 12mo. In four volumes. With an engraved frontispiece and engraved title to each volume. Handsomely bound in contemporary Trinity College, Dublin calf prize binding. gilt supralibros to all boards, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces. Rubbed, some shipping to spines, small wormtracks to joints. Prize plates to all FEPs, inscribed to Ricardo Mauleverer (dated 1799), likely the sometime prebendary of Killenellick, County Limerick. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 23325
GAY, John. MOORE, Edward. Fables by John Gay, in two parts; to which are added fables by Edward Moore. Paris. At the printing office and stereotype foundery of P. Didot the elder, and of F. Didot, 1813. 12mo. [3], 6-235pp, [1]. Without half-title. Contemporary gilt-tooled sheep, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed, joints split, chipping to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, early inked ownership inscription to head of title page, scattered foxing. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 24994
JAMES I. The works of james I, king of scotland... Perth. Printed by R. Morison, Junior, 1786. 12mo. [10], iii, [1], 112, [5], 116-121pp, [1]. With two engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed. Inked ownership inscription of C. Tytler to verso of front blank fly-leaf. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 22241
HORTON, Harry Howells. Birmingham: A Poem, in two parts... Birmingham. Printed for the Author by Martin Billing, 1851. First edition. 12mo. vi, [1], 8-100pp. Original publisher's printed purple wrappers. Extremities discoloured, dust-soiled, and lightly rubbed. Later book-label of John L. Marks of 'Chippendale' Earlswood to verso of upper wrapper, occasional spotting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21093
HOMER. Odyssea, id est, de rebus ab ulysse gestis... [Geneva]. Apud Johan. Vignon, 1609. 16mo. Incomplete. [8], 464pp (of 935). Parallel Greek and Latin texts. Later blind-ruled calf. Without lettering-piece. Rubbed and marked. Inked ownership inscriptions of pen-trails of Tho. Ranken to front endpapers, inked ownership inscription of Alex. Fraser Tytler to head of title, loss of text and sense to foot of leaf Mi, minute worm-trails to margins, lightly damp-stained throughout. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 19010
BEATTIE, James. Poems on several subjects. London. Printed for W. Johnston, 1766. New edition, corrected. 12mo. [8], 166pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed and marked, some surface loss to upper board/joint. Hinges exposed. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 25562
BUCHANAN, George. Georgii buchanani scoti poemata quae extant. Amstelaedami [i.e. Amsterdam]. Apud Henricum Wetstenium, 1687. 16mo. [16], 546pp, [12]. With an engraved title page. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf. Heavily rubbed, joints split, loss to foot of spine, without lettering-piece. Hinges exposed, without FFEP, very occasional chipping to margins. Armorial bookplate of T. Gaisford to FEP More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 25534
ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel. The Ballad of Jan Van Hunks. London. George G. Harrap & Co., [1929]. First trade edition. 8vo. Limited edition of 620 copies, of which this is number 484. 42pp, [4]. Numerous illustrations in the text. Original publisher's gilt-stamped limp vellum. Without card slipcase. Extremities a trifle rubbed and discoloured. Bookplate of Mary Priscilla Smith to FEP. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 24961
KINGSLEY, Charles. Andromeda and other poems. London. Parker, Son, and Bourn, 1862. Third edition. 8vo. vii, [1], 169pp, [3]. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, marked, and bumped. Contemporary inked gift inscription to recto of FFEP, foxed. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 25081
SEYLER, Athene. HAGGARD, Stephen. The Craft of Comedy. London. Frederick Muller, [1944]. [Second edition]. 8vo. 86pp. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped and lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'Dear Brian / Every happy wish / Athene Seyler'. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 24915