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Addisoniana [by Sir Richard Phillips].

By: ADDISON : Sir Richard Phillips.

Price: £155.00

Publisher: Printed for Richard Phillips [1803].:

Seller ID: 7286


Scarce. Short biographies of Addison had appeared here and there as prefaces etc, and Johnson had also included Addison in his Lives Of The Poets. But this is the first separate book about Addison. Oddly enough not noticed by the generally authoritative 1954 Life by Smithers. View more info

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Windsor Castle : an historical romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank & Tony Johannot : with designs on wood by W. A. Delamotte.

By: AINSWORTH, William Harrison : Cruikshank, Johannot & Delamotte illus.

Price: £300.00

Publisher: Colburn 1843.:

Seller ID: 8215


Rare in the original gilt-decorated cloth binding. Excellent copy in the original cloth binding, and with text and plates very clean & crisp. The first fully illustrated Book Edition : it is this 2nd Book Edition 'which is most sought after' [Locke]. Originally issued 1842-43 in Ainsworth's Magazine : followed by the 1st Book Edition issued in 3 vols but illustrated only with three Cruikshank frontispieces : followed by this 2nd Book Edition, fully illustrated as per the... View more info

Memoirs Of The Life & Writings of Victor Alfieri : written by himself. Translated from the Italian.

By: ALFIERI, Victor.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, printed for Henry Colburn 1810.:

Seller ID: 8166


Famous autobiography of this celebrated Italian poet & dramatist. First published in Italian in London in 1804, the year after Alfieri's death. Reissued in 1961 by Oxford University Press in their series Italian Classics. View more info

The Vicar of Bray : A Tale.

By: ANON.

Price: £1,200.00

Publisher: London, printed for R. Baldwin 1771.:

Seller ID: 9537


Extremely rare 18th century Libertine novel based on the life and times of the legendary Vicar of Bray, who supposedly contorted his religious affiliations to suit the changing times - from a supporter of Divine Right under Charles II, a papist under James II, moderate under William, tory under Anne, whig under George and lusty protestant under succeeding Hanovers. The final leaf of Vol 2 prints the text of the famous satirical Ballad of the Vicar of Bray. *** The nove... View more info

Le Mariage De Figaro : comedie en cinq actes. Avec une Etude par Auguste Vitu.

By: BEAUMARCHAIS, Canon de.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles nd [c.1880s].:

Seller ID: 9490


Smart and attractive binding of the famous play by Beamarchais. Banned initially by Louis XVI because of its satirical view of the aristocracy, it opened in 1784 and proved enormously popular. Mozart's opera premiered in 1786 and the rest is history. View more info

Reflets De La Bibliophile En Belgique [Exhibition Catalogue of Manuscripts, Printed Books, and Autographs at the Royal Albert Library in Brussels].

By: BELGIAN Books [Mary Shelley & Frankenstein Interest]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Soc Bib Belgique 1969.:

Seller ID: 7530


Some 200 exhibits, including Mary Shelley's Frankenstein published in Paris 1821 : also ranging from a 1450 Book Of Hours, to Rabelais, Racine, Rousseau, Hugo, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Valery, Proust, to Aragon, Simone de Beauvoir, Duras &c. Among the plates are 7 early bindings and, most unusually, 16 modern bindings, mainly from the later 20thC by Bonet, Legrain, de Coster, Mercher, Bellefroid, Gras, Martin &c. View more info

A Memoir : written by himself 1822 - 1828. With an introduction by Selwyn Image.

By: BEWICK, Thomas.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head 1924.:

Seller ID: 9451


The first modern edition of Bewick's Memoir : 'There has been no reprint of the book since its first publication in 1862, and it has long been difficult to obtain a copy' [Selwyn Image : Introduction]. View more info

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The Poetical Works. Edited and annotated by Edwin J. Ellis.

By: BLAKE, William.

Price: £290.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1906

Seller ID: 6952


'Extremely useful' edition : particularly notable for the full texts of the Prophetic Books : also Vala, and an early poem The Passions. Ellis had previously edited with Yeats the monumental 1893 Blake Edition. Keynes 130. Bentley 301. View more info

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Stars and Bars.

By: BOYD, William.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton 1984.:

Seller ID: 9548


Fine copy of Boyd's fourth novel : features an art-dealing Englishman abroad in New York and the deep southern state of Georgia. Boyd also wrote the film adaptation starring Daniel Day-Lewis. View more info

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The Horrid Murder of Mr John Wincott a Butcher, carrying on business in Whitechapel Road, and South Street, Manchester Square [London].

By: BROADSIDE MURDER BALLAD : Wincott the Butcher : Taylor, printer in Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London.

Price: £200.00

Publisher: Taylor, printer, Brick Lane, Spitalfields [1862].:

Seller ID: 9534


Rare Broadside Ballad, with no copy located in the British Library or any other major library. The printer Taylor was active between 1859 and 1878. The Scottish National Library holds copies of six other broadside ballads printed by Taylor, all of them of a sweetly romantic nature - Charming Mary Neal, The Nut Girl, Sweet Jenny of the Moor &c. *** The present very rare broadside ballad describes the murderous scuffle at Wincott's butcher's shop in February 1862. A mont... View more info

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Chinese Nights Entertainments : Stories Of Old China : selected & edited by Brian Brown.

By: BROWN, Brian.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano 1923.:

Seller ID: 1045


Attractive book. Anthology of 32 Chinese stories or fables. View more info

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Observations Upon The Plagues Inflicted Upon The Egyptians : in which is shown the peculiarity of those judgements, and their correspondence with the rites & idolatory of that people. With a Prefatory Discourse concerning the Grecian Colonies from Egypt.

By: BRYANT, Jacob.

Price: £300.00

Publisher: Printed For The Author 1794.:

Seller ID: 5336


Scarce : long detailed discussion of the Egyptian plagues : and of Moses & the Exodus. Bryant was an influential writer on mythology & ancient history. View more info

Image for Arguments In Favour of the practicability of relieving the able-bodied poor by finding employment for them; and of the beneficial consequences of such employment both to the morals of the poor & the national wealth. Addressed to the Committee on the Poor Laws. By Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges Maidstone [MP & literary editor].

Arguments In Favour of the practicability of relieving the able-bodied poor by finding employment for them; and of the beneficial consequences of such employment both to the morals of the poor & the national wealth. Addressed to the Committee on the Poor Laws. By Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges Maidstone [MP & literary editor].

By: BRYDGES, Sir Samuel Egerton.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: [The Pamphleteer Vol 11 No 21, 1817].:

Seller ID: 1030


Still a topical pamphlet. Brydges is best known for his editorial work on early literature. But as MP for Maidstone he was actively involved both with the Copyright Bill and with the poor laws. First issued separately Bensley for Longmans 1817. View more info

The Disowned.

By: BULWER LYTTON, Edward.

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Colburn's Modern Novelists 1835.:

Seller ID: 7182


With Bulwer Lytton's specially written new 16pp essay On The Different Kinds Of Prose Fiction. Sadleir 3736e. View more info

Godolphin : and The Pilgrims Of The Rhine [complete to Chap V as issued].

By: BULWER LYTTON, Edward.

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Saunders & Otley 1840.:

Seller ID: 7185


Scarce. Textually important : the first printing of Godolphin over Bulwer Lytton's name : with new 2pp Dedications and 1pp Note by Bulwer. *** Saunders & Otley issued a series of Bulwer titles, a spin-off from the Bentley Standard Novels, in stand-alone volumes : these eventually came to form the 1st Collected Edition of Bulwer Lytton. Sadleir describes the series as 'elegant' and 'carefully produced' and notes 'It is among my keener regrets that I have not been able a... View more info

Devereux.

By: BULWER LYTTON, Edward.

Price: £58.00

Publisher: Colburn's Modern Novelists 1836.:

Seller ID: 7187


With new 6pp Dedication by Bulwer to John Auldjo, the first Briton to climb Mont Blanc. Sadleir 3736e. View more info

Ernest Maltravers. [Shelley & Frankenstein Interest]

By: BULWER LYTTON, Edward. [Shelley & Frankenstein Interest]

Price: £110.00

Publisher: Saunders & Otley 1840.:

Seller ID: 7186


Scarce. Bulwer's significant new 6pp Preface - including a passing mention of Frankenstein : 'like Frankenstein, we dissect [sic] in order to create' - discusses in some detail his financial arrangements with Bentley & Colburn and with Saunders & Otley. The latter issued a series of Bulwer titles, a spin-off from the Bentley Standard Novels, in stand-alone volumes : these eventually came to form the 1st Collected Edition of Bulwer Lytton. Sadleir describes the series... View more info

Caxtoniana : essays on life, literature & manners.

By: BULWER LYTTON, Sir Edward.

Price: £110.00

Publisher: Blackwood 1863.:

Seller ID: 5545


Late title by former society novelist, by this time thoroughly out of fashion. Vol 2 with 20pp advts as described Sadleir 391. View more info

The Analogy Of Religion, Natural & Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature. To which are added two Brief Dissertations : 1 Of Personal Identity : 2 Of The Nature Of Virtue. Second Edition, corrected.

By: BUTLER, Joseph.

Price: £355.00

Publisher: John & Paul Knapton 1736.:

Seller ID: 8986


A major work of 18thC philosophy : first published the same year in quarto format. 'One of the bulwarks of Christian apologetics ... its persistent influence is undoubted ... [Butler's Analogy Of Religion promulgated the idea that] the religious order and the scientific order are similar in nature, and both show the working of the Supreme Creator' [see Printing & Mind Of Man : 193]. And see also Grolier : 100 Books. View more info

The Poetical Works : complete & copyright edition. Collected & arranged with the notes and illustrations of Thomas More, Sir Walter Scott, &c &c.

By: BYRON, Lord.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Murray 1850.:

Seller ID: 8568


With portrait, title-page & dedication leaf all engraved by Finden : and with 4pp lithographed facsimile of Byron's manuscript. An uncommon edition not listed in Coleridge. View more info