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  1. 116959comp
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    The Joy of Cooking.

    A compilation of reliable recipes with a casual culinary chat. Illustrations by Marion Rombauer Becker.
    Fourth printing. Signed by the author to front blank "Cordially yours Irma S. Rombauer." First published privately by the author in 1931 with a run of 3,000 copies. The Bobbs-Merrill Company bought it in 1936 and went on to produce six further editions. It is considered the quintessential American cookbook. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1936

    Published: Indianapolis and New York

    Stock Code: 116959

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  2. 116951
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1903

    Published: Edinburgh

    Stock Code: 116951

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  3. 116950

    The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson.

    To his family and friends. Selected and edited with notes and introductions by Sidney Colvin.
    First edition in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. Each volume with the spine panel of the original cloth bound in at rear. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1901

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116950

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  4. 116665

    Biographical Memoirs of Lord Viscount Nelson, c. c. c.

    With observations, critical and explanatory.
    First edition of the first significant post-Trafalgar life of Nelson (the frontispiece is dated 7 January 1806), attractively presented here in the original boards. Charnock was prompted to write his biography by Nelson's "teacher, friend, and correspondent" (ODNB) Captain William Locker ("by him the present work was suggested"): "the information and the letters communicated by Locker gave the book, at the time, a value far above that of the numerous instant memoirs which were produced after Trafalgar" (ibid). Learn More
    £950

    Date of Publication: 1806

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116665

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  5. 116653

    The Rise of the Dutch Republic.

    A History.
    The American author and diplomat Motley's Rise of the Dutch Republic was first published in New York by Harper & Bros., 1856. The work was first published by Gibbings in 1889. This is a handsomely bound set of the second edition. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1892

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116653

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  6. 116581

    The Seven Lamps of Architecture.

    With illustrations, drawn and etched by the author.
    First edition. The first of Ruskin's works to carry his name, and the first to be illustrated, this essay introduces his principles of architecture and is important for laying the foundations for Ruskin's later work, The Stones of Venice. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1849

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116581

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  7. 116569

    The Book of Shakespeare Gems.

    In a Series of Landscape Illustrations of the Most Interesting Locations of Shakespeare’s Dramas.
    A handsomely-bound copy of the third edition; first published in 1846. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1854

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116569

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  8. 116566

    The Humour and Pathos of Charles Dickens.

    With Illustrations of his Mastery of the Terrible and the Picturesque.
    First edition. A collection of extracts from the works of Charles Dickens chosen by his friend and collaborator, who was the recipient of the last letter that Dickens ever wrote, produced an hour before Dickens's death in June 1870 (ODNB). Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1884

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116566

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  9. 116561

    The Complaint: Or, Night Thoughts.

    Third edition with Westall's illustrations; first published thus in 1817. Night Thoughts was originally published in nine separate parts between 1742 and 1745. Night Thoughts has been described as "arguably the century's greatest long poem" (ODNB). Richard Westall was a well-regarded artist and illustrator and Queen Victoria's drawing master for nine years. Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1823

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116561

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  10. 116526
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    Characters of Shakespear's Plays.

    First edition, Chandos Leigh's copy, of "the first ever economically priced critical survey of all Shakespeare's works" (ODNB), and "the first of Hazlitt's books to achieve immediate success" (Keynes). With Leigh's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Poet and literary patron Chandos Leigh (1791-1850) built a considerable library at his family seat at Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire, the house which reputedly provided his distant cousin Jane Austen with a model for Sotherton Court in her novel Mansfield Park. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1817

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116526

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  11. 116517

    Christmas Stories.

    From “Household Words” and “All The Year Around” and Other Stories. With thirty-four illustrations.
    An attractively bound copy. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: [c.1870]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116517

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  12. 116516

    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

    With Illustrations by Phiz.
    A handsomely bound and illustrated copy of Nicholas Nickleby, which was first published in 1839. Learn More
    £95

    Date of Publication: [c.1870]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116516

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  13. 116514

    The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or The Parish Boy’s Progress. [together with:] A Tale of Two Cities.

    With twenty-four illustrations on steel, by George Cruikshank [and] illustrations by H. K. Browne.
    A handsomely bound copy of Oliver Twist, first published in 1838, and A Tale of Two Cities (1859); uniting these two titles was a fairly common practice by Chapman and Hall, as both books are relatively slender. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: [c.1870]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116514

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  14. 116511

    The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith.

    Sixth Edition: Illustrated.
    Sixth edition. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1877

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116511

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  15. 116509

    Memoirs of the Life and Times of Daniel De Foe.

    In three volumes.
    First edition. A handsome set. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1830

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116509

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  16. 116506

    The Iliad.

    Translated by Alexander Pope.
    A very attractively bound duodecimo edition of Pope's famous translation of Homer's Iliad, this copy with gilt stamps of the City of Glasgow to both boards and a lengthy Glasgow school prize plate dated 1845 to the front pastedown. Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1827

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116506

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  17. 116497
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    The Collected Works:

    Vol.II: The King’s Threshold. On Baile’s Strand. Deirdre. The Shadowy Waters; Vol.III: Countess Cathleen. The Land of Heart’s Desire. The Unicorn from the Stars; Vol.IV: The Hour-Glass. Cathleen Ni Houlihan. The Golden Helmet. The Irish Dramatic Movement; Vol.V: The Celtic Twilight. Stories of Red Hanrahan; Vol.VI: Ideas of Good and Evil; Vol.VII: The Secret Rose; Rosa Alchemica. The Tables of Law. The Adoration of the Magi. John Sherman and Dhoya; Vol.VIII: Dicoveries. Edmund Spenser. Poetry and Tradition; & Other Essays.
    First collected edition of Yeats's work, signed by Yeats on the half-title of volume four (very scarce thus), one of the 250 first issue sets in the deluxe quarter vellum binding, with the publisher's imprint on the spines and title pages, from a total edition of 1,060 sets printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. The signature to the half title of volume four reads "W. Learn More
    £5,000

    Date of Publication: 1908

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116497

    Signed: Yes

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  18. 116493

    The Complete Poetical Works.

    With an introduction by John Morley.
    A very attractively bound copy of Wordsworth's complete poems. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1903

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116493

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  19. 116480

    The Holy Bible,

    containing the Old and the New Testaments; newly translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty’s Special Command.
    A handsomely printed Georgian Bible in a grand period binding, with a fascinating provenance: from the library of the prominent Liverpool merchant and slave trader John Sparling (1731-1800). "John Sparling was in partnership with William Bolden in the Virginia trade from the 1750s, importing turpentine, tar and tobacco and exporting salt, hardware and woollen goods. Learn More
    £4,000

    Date of Publication: 1768

    Published: Cambridge

    Stock Code: 116480

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  20. 116476

    De l'Esprit des loix.

    Ou du Rapport que les loix doivent avoir avec la constitution de chaque gouvernement, les moeurs, le climat, la religion, le commerce, &c. à quoi l’auteur a ajouté des recherches nouvelles sur les loix romaines touchant les successions, sur les loix françoises, & sur les loix féodales.
    First edition of this classic in social science which influenced the formation of the United States Constitution and was the ideological basis of the French Revolution. "The most distinctive aspect of this immense syllabus is its moderation: a quality not designed to achieve official approval in 1748. It is an always original survey which is neither doctrinaire, visionary, eccentric, nor over-systematic" (PMM). Learn More
    £32,500

    Date of Publication: [1748]

    Published: Geneva

    Stock Code: 116476

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