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London: Law, et al. 1797.
"a short yet not imperfect system of ethics"Nine volumes, octavo, engraved frontispiece; early half blue straight-grained morocco and marbled boards, a handsome set. A handsome eighteenth century edition of the complete works of the poet and satirist Alexander Pope, containing the pivotal analysis An.....
Paris: Marchant, Editeur, 1834. Octavo, 22 pp.; in the original printed blue paper wrappers preserved in a modern quarter cloth binding. Rare first edition (NUC notes a single copy) of this very early aeronautical fantasy, an impassioned plea for the aérostation as the basis for a world of harmony and.....
Amsterdam: Jean Frederic Bernard, 1741.
The enlightenment RabelaisThree quarto volumes, with two frontispieces, two engraved decorative titles, and 16 plates (of which three are folding), contemporary binding of polished calf, flat spines gilt with complex ornaments in panels. Beautifully printed with an impressive array of engraved plates, this is.....
London: George G Harrop and Co. Ltd., 1933.
Rackham's journey through "enchanted lands"Octavo, 8 full-colour plates and 60 line-drawings in the text, spine and cover with original gilt-work, top edge gilt, others uncut; original publisher's vellum over boards. Limited edition of 460 signed by the artist. A limited edition.....
London: Cadell and Davies, 1809.
Reynolds on painting, in a "chaste" bindingThree volumes, octavo, aquatint frontispiece portrait; fine in contemporary sprinkled calf, spines simply ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering pieces and circular green volume labels. Fourth edition, corrected, in a restrained contemporary binding: the works of Sir Joseph.....
London: Printed for S. Richardson, 1754. Seven volumes, small octavo, single leaf publisher's advertisement in volume IV, marginal tear with slight loss to one page of volume III and two pages in volume VI, some pages becoming loose (see volume IV), early owner's inscription to each title-page ("Jurin"), occasional eighteenth-century.....
London: T. Longman et al. 1796. Seven volumes, small octavo; each volume with an engraved frontispiece showing a scene from the narrative; contemporary half roan, marbled paper sides, flat spines lettered in gilt. A very attractive set, from the library of the Marquess Conyngham at Slane Castle, Ireland, with his.....
London: T. Cadell, 1830, 1834.
In a sumptuous Tout binding with engravings after Turner and ProutTwo works octavo, with numerous engravings, after Turner, Stothard and Prout, sumptuously bound to match; full polished calf, spines ornately gilt with crimson spine-labels, magenta endpapers, gilt dentelles, edges fully gilt, by Tout. A.....
Rouen: circa 1480. Illuminated leaf, 182 x 116 mm., with an exquisite panel border on both sides of blue and gold acanthus leaves with unusual orange and red flowers on the verso and red and white flowers on the recto, with ten 1-line initials and two 2-line initials in red.....
Rouen: circa 1480-1500. Illuminated leaf, 166 x 112 mm., panel border on each side of the leaf composed of blue and gold acanthus, coloured flowers, fruits and leaves; 15 1-line initials in dark red and blue alternately. Fine leaf from a French Book of Hours with a typical Rouen decorative.....
London: Marcus Ward, 1878-1879.
Victorian medieval fantasies unfoldOctavo, 26 volumes, a handsome set in uniform black polished half calf with gilt spine lettering. Comprehensive illustrated edition of the Scott's complete works, enriched with charming plates and vignettes throughout.
London: Ward, Lock, and Co., 1894.
large format editionLarge octavo, 25 volumes; illustrations and plates throughout, bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards. A substantial set of the novels of Sir Walter Scott, often considered the best collected edition on account of its lavish illustration and ample size.....
Edinburgh: Constable, 1820-1826.
First editions of the great chivalrous romancesUniform partial set, twenty five volumes, duodecimo; all bound without the half-titles and advertisements, handsome set contemporary polished calf. First editions, works include Redgauntlet, A Tale of the Eighteenth Century; Kenilworth a Romance; The Abbot; The Monastery. A Romance; The.....
London: S. Briscoe, 1722. Two volumes, octavo, frontispiece portrait; blue morocco gilt, by Smith. First edition thus: expanded from an edition of 1702, it has been conjectured (probably unsubstantially) that this edition was prepared by Defoe. Dashing, profligate and witty, Sedley was a favourite of Charles II. He 'gained a......
London: John and Henry L. Hunt, 1824.
With the introduction by Mary ShelleyOctavo, 415 pp., bound without the errata; contemporary polished green calf, An attractive copy of this important collection, with a short but poignant biographical notice by Mary Shelley. Shelley died in July 1822, drowned in the sea.....
Oxford: D.A. Tallboys, 1829. Octavo; vii,,69,,,-329pp. in nineteenth century half maroon roan. First edition thus, with errata slip. "This volume is very carefully edited; it contains Sir. P. Sidney's Sonnets, Masque, Defence of Poesy, and some letters now first published" (Lowndes).
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: Benjamin Motte, at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleet-street, [28 October] 1726.
The true first edition of Gulliver's TravelsFour parts in two volumes, octavo; portrait of Gulliver by John Sturt engraved by Robert Sheppard and six engraved plates, five of them maps, by H. Moll; a fine set in 19th-century.....