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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 116461

    A Latin Anthology.

    An attractively bound copy, published as part of the Golden Treasury series, of this anthology of Latin poetry including Cicero, Lucretius, Catullus, Virgil, Horace, Propertius, Ovid, Seneca, Lucan, Petronius, Statius, Martial, and Boethius. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1909

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116461

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  15. 116452

    Poems.

    First Nimmo edition, attractively illustrated and including a Life of Lord Byron by Alexander Leighton, and handsomely bound. Learn More
    £195

    Date of Publication: 1861

    Published: Edinburgh

    Stock Code: 116452

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  16. 116451

    The Poetical Works.

    A very attractively bound comprehensive edition of Shelley's poetical works on India paper. Learn More
    £200

    Date of Publication: [1920s]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116451

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  17. 116449

    Maud, and other poems.

    Eleventh edition.
    A strikingly bound copy of Tennyson's Maud, inscribed as an Eton College gift in 1869. This edition includes The Charge of the Light Brigade among the other poems. Learn More
    £200

    Date of Publication: 1867

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116449

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  18. 116436

    The Works.

    Formerly printed separately: and now first collected together, with some other pieces never before printed. Published by George Edward Ayscough, Esq., The third edition: to which is added a general index.
    An attractive set in unassuming contemporary calf, with an engrossing provenance: from the library of the Scottish slave-trader, merchant and diplomat Richard Oswald (1705?-1784), with the simple booklabels of Auchincruive House (his Adam-designed mansion in south Ayrshire) and ownership inscriptions (first page of the opening chapter in each volume) of his grand nephew, Richard Alexander Oswald (1771-1841), Liberal MP for Ayrshire and author of pamphlets opposing the Corn Laws. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1776

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116436

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  19. 116383

    The Poetical Works.

    A very handsomely bound library set of Walter Scott's poetical works, printed in Edinburgh during Scott's lifetime. Learn More
    £600

    Date of Publication: 1823

    Published: Edinburgh

    Stock Code: 116383

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  20. 116302

    The Travels of Marco Polo.

    Translated and introduced by Ronald Latham.
    A finely bound copy of Ronald Latham's acclaimed translation of Marco Polo's Travels. Learn More
    £185

    Date of Publication: 1968

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116302

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