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London: B. Law et al. 1792. Two volumes, small octavo; engraved frontispieces; contemporary half roan, flat spines lettered in gilt. A fresh and attractive copy, from the library of the Marquess Conyngham at Slane Castle, Ireland, with his bookplates and his signature at the top of each title page. This.....
London: T. Longman, and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1792. Three volumes, small octavo; a fine copy in contemporary half roan, flat spines lettered in gilt. A fine set of the fourth edition of this famous novel, from the library of the Marquess Conyngham at Slane Castle, Ireland, with.....
London: Bell and Daldy, 1862.
Homage to Elizabeth ReginaFive volumes, large octavo, fine in half polished calf binding by Bayntun of Bath, spines gilt. Handsome collected edition, edited with notes by J. Payne Collier and featuring a special biographical section titled The Life of Spenser. As with the writings.....
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860. Octavo, 13 handcoloured illustrations and numerous woodcuts; full calf. First edition with illustrations by John Leech: a classic of Victorian sporting literature. Surtees was an aficionado of the hunt and failed solicitor, who began writing his Sporting Magazine in 1831. Immensely popular in the Victorian.....
London: Richard Royston, 1682.
...till the mansions be prepared where we shall sing and feast eternallyTwo vols in one, octavo as issued, double-page wood engraving; contemporary ownership inscription and bookplate, contemporary black morocco gilt, all edges gilt, A beautifully bound early edition of this popular work. The Anglican bishop.....
London: J. Round, 1740. Two volumes, folio, engraved portrait frontispiece after Lely; contemporary calf. Apparent third edition thus: Lowndes lists earlier editions of 1720 and 1731, but this edition is not mentioned. Temple, author and talented diplomat, retired from public life in 1681 to his estate Moor Park, where he.....
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1855-1857.
An eclectic mix of London society satiresFour volumes, octavo; contemporary green half calf with red labels, spines gilt. Appealing four-volume set of Thackeray, collecting his major works along with more eclectic writings, such as early journalism and stories original published in serial magazines (such.....
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1855. Two volumes, octavo, with a frontispiece and 22 plates in each volume; contemporary half tan calf, marbled board. First edition: this copy is made up from the original parts which were issued serially from 1853-1855. Published under the pseudonym "Pendennis", The Newcomes was regarded by.....
London: G.G. and J. Robinson, J. Johnson, and others, 1798.
Prodigious universal biographyFifteen volumes, octavo, a lovely set in contemporary full calf, red spine label; front board of each volume blind stamped with family crest, previous owners name 'J. N. Webb' inscribed on endpaper of each volume. A new.....
Sydney: 26 November, 1871.
Trollope in AustraliaSingle leaf, small octavo, conjugate leaf removed but the letter evidently complete, simple red device to head of recto, pin-holes, very good. An engaging letter from Anthony Trollope, politely refusing an invitation to whist during his visit to Sydney in 1871. It is.....
London: Strahan, 1869. Two volumes, octavo, with 32 plates; contemporary half maroon calf. First edition, primary issue (both half-titles present) of the story of Louis Trevelyan whose steadfast faith in his conviction that his wife has been unfaithful - 'He knew he was right' - drives him to child abduction.....
London: Smith, Elder, 1864. Two volumes, octavo, with 18 illustrations by Millais; later half dark blue morocco by Roger de Coverly & Sons. First book edition of this novel which originally appeared in the Cornhill Magazine for September 1862 and ran until April 1864. With two of the points sometimes.....
"Bordeaux: 1710": Rouen, 1710. Duodecimo, woodcut device on title; 19th-century grained morocco, gilt gauffred edges. First edition (Rosenberg edition 'A') of this important imaginary voyage to Australia: a 'landmark' in the development of the French voyage novel (Atkinson). Friederich remarks that the importance of mining and irrigation to the Australians.....
Amsterdam: Chez L'honore & Fils. 1748.
Pre-Darwinian utopia dedicated to Cyrano de BergeracTwo volumes in one, octavo, owner's name on title; contemporary French mottled calf. First edition of this important, controversial, and strangely prescient work, dedicated to Cyrano de Bergerac. By using the device of an imaginary voyage to.....
Amsterdam: 'depens de l'editeur,', 1761. Two volumes, octavo, titles printed in black and red; contemporary mottle,d calf, spines ornately gilt in compartments between raised bands, tan morocco title and number labels (number on volume two missing). First edition of a scarce lunar utopia. This early tale of space-travel is also.....
London: John Scott, 1806.
Horace to the rescueFive volumes, octavo; with 149 engraved portrait plates; contemporary binding of dark green straight grain morocco, ornately gilt; armorial bookplates. A very attractive set of this major literary work by Walpole: although his literary reputation rests principally upon his voluminous correspondence, he.....
London: 1791. Octavo; later half maroon morocco, with marbled sides. A tragedy about incest which suffered from more than the usual attention from pirateers. In the preface the author offered an apology for its appearance in public, claiming "it is solely to avoid its being rendered still worse by a......
London: Nattali and Bond, 1860. Two volumes, large octavo, 14 fine engraved plates, with many additional textual engravings; contemporary half brown morocco over marbled boards, top edge gilt, preserved in a cloth slipcase. This edition is richly illustrated with a total of 61 plates and vignettes, after Stothard, Inskipp, and.....
London: Printed for J. White, 1802. Two volumes, octavo, frontispiece in each volume, one handcoloured and folding, one folding plate; contemporary ownership inscription on each of the titles, contemporary marbled sheep. The Rev. Gilbert White (1720-1793), best known for his Natural History of Selborne - a classic of both natural.....