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  1. 116294
    First edition of this anthology (misspelt "anathology" on the spine label) which features the works of Derzhavin, Batiushkov, Lomonosov, Zhukovsky, Karamsin, Dmitriev, Krilov, Khemnitzer, Bobrov, Bogdanovich, Davidov, Kostrov, and Neledinsky Meletzky, as well as national songs. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 116294

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  2. The Works.

    The Works.

    Boston: [c.1900]

    The Artist's edition, number 14 of 100 sets. A handsomely bound and beautifully illustrated set, with an unusually small limitation. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 115812

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  3. The Works
    The Tamerlane edition. Number 239 of 300 sets, printed on Ruisdael handmade paper. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 115945

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  4. i1
    First trade edition, first impression, of this adaptation of Pickwick Papers, featuring illustrations by Frank Reynolds, here handsomely bound. Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 115828

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  5. i1
    First edition. Stonham (1858-1916) "was senior surgeon to the Westminster Hospital... and was decorated for services in South Africa as chief surgeon and officer commanding the Imperial Yeomanry Field Hospital". The illustrator, Lilian Medland (1880-1955) has been described by the National Library of Australia as "much-overlooked... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 115567

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  6. The Bible.
    An interesting early Jacobean edition of the Geneva Bible, untraced in ESTC, which identifies two other 1608 printings by Barker, neither accompanied by Herrey's Concordances or the Psalms (and each with a different collation in the main text). With the ownership inscription of noted Victorian liturgical writer and hymnologist... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 115537

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  7. i1
    First and limited edition, de luxe issue: number 14 of 25 copies; with a fine original watercolour signed by Lynn Bogue Hunt, showing a pair of mallards on a riverbank. Hunt (1877-1960) was one of America's most admired and popular sporting artists.

    "The Derrydale Press was a small publisher of finely crafted sporting... Learn More
    £5,950

    Stock Code: 115522

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  8. The Holy Bible,

    The Holy Bible,

    Edinburgh: 1806

    A charming Georgian-era Scottish Bible. The publisher Sir David Hunter Blair, 3rd Baronet of Dunskey, succeeded his father, Edinburgh banker and provost James Hunter, in the "Old Corruption" post of King's Printer, in 1787. He is also noted for having built Blairquhan Castle, Ayrshire, in 1821. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 114870

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  9. The Mississippi Valley in British Politics.
    First edition of this important study, which received the Loubat Prize for 1918 and was reviewed favourably on publication by O. G. Libby, who considered Alvord "completely successful in maintaining his thesis that the Mississippi valley at a critical period in our history was again and again a determining factor in British... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 114851

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  10. Discourses on the Publick Revenues, and on the Trade of England. In two Parts.
    First edition of this important early work on economics. Sir Charles Davenant (1656-1714), MP and, at the end of his life, Inspector-General of Exports and Imports, took many years to become recognized as an economist of the first rank, a fact explained by the sophistication of his thought. Part I of the present Discourses... Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 114857

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  11. Finden's Illustrations of the Life and Works of Lord Byron.
    First book edition, attractively bound. "It was William and Edward Finden's illustrations to Byron that substantially enhanced the status of their work. Following his death in Greece in 1824, their engravings sensitively conveyed to a wide contemporary audience images of Byron's life and work. Initially engaged by Byron's... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 114762

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  12. A Brief Disquisition of the Law of Nature,
    First edition, possibly early state as this copy does not include the errata leaf and leaf f1 is not cancelled and replaced with a bifolium, as is the case for the copy collated in ESTC. A Brief Disquisition of the Law of Nature is an abridged translation by political theorist and historian James Tyrrell of Richard Cumberland's... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 114483

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  13. The Works.
    A handsomely bound set. There is extra material in volume VII, which was previously unpublished. This material is; the final paragraph of "Plagiarism," "An Author's Face," "Apothegms," "Hyperism," and the eleven pieces on pp.336-349. It also has the first American publication of " The Journal of Julius Rodman" in volume... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 114677

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  14. A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit-Trees; in which a new method of pruning and training is fully described.
    First edition. Forsyth (1737-1804), for whom the forsythia was named, was superintendent of the royal gardens at St. James and Kensington. The Observations on the Diseases, Defects, and Injuries of Fruit and Forest Trees had been separately published in 1791. The "particular method of cure" was a "plaister", or paste, whose... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 114624

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  15. The Noble Grapes and the Great Wines of France.
    First edition, second printing. An attractively bound copy of this detailed work by a man "regarded as the leading authority in the world on wine and gastronomy" (ODNB). Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 114648

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  16. Old English Drinking Glasses:
    First edition, first impression, of this uncommon and important monograph. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 114647

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  17. The Bench and Bar of New-York.
    First edition, handsomely bound. Lucien Brock Proctor (1823-1900) "gained a more enduring reputation than practice at the bar in his writings on legal history and on New York state biography... The Bench and the Bar of New York was made up of biographical sketches dedicated to the junior bar of New York in the hope that... Learn More
    £385

    Stock Code: 114666

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  18. Life of Lord Byron,
    A very attractive copy of one of the great literary biographies of the 19th century and which "remains indispensable for students of Byron" (ODNB); it was first published in 1830 but the frontispiece and atmospheric title vignette - showing Newstead Abbey by moonlight - were specially engraved for this edition. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 114654

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  19. Ben Jonson.
    Symonds's appreciation of the playwright Ben Jonson, an early edition handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf with the original cloth preserved at the rear. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 114531

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  20. Sir Philip Sidney.
    First edition of Symonds' appreciation of Elizabethan poet and courtier Sir Philip Sidney, attractively bound by Zaehnsdorf with the original cloth bound in. From the English Men of Letters series, edited by John Morley. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 114532

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  21. History of India.
    The Connoisseur edition, number 192 of 200 copies. The volumes are by different authors or editors, covering successive periods: vol. 1, to the sixth century BC, by Romesh Chunder Dutt; vol. 2, to the Mohammedan conquest, including the invasion of Alexander the Great, by Vincent A. Smith; vols. 3-4, mediaeval India to the... Learn More
    £2,850

    Stock Code: 114144

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  22. The Channel Islands.
    First edition of this handsomely illustrated account, in a fine binding. "In this volume all that I have attempted is to sketch the history of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, and Sark, pointing out a few of the many legends and traditions associated with them the storm and stress through which they have battled, some of the... Learn More
    £550

    Stock Code: 113851

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  23. Gainsborough & his place in English art.
    Limited edition of 250 copies. An important and lavish monograph with superb photogravure reproductions: "Armstrong 1849-1918 is also remembered for his massive monographs, with accompanying catalogues, of some of the major British painters of the second half of the eighteenth century and the early nineteenth, Gainsborough... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 113625

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  24. A Circumstantial Report of the Evidence and Proceedings upon the Charges Preferred against His Royal Highness the Duke of York in the Capacity of Commander in Chief in the Months of February and March, 1809.
    First edition of the report which provoked one of the great scandals of the Georgian era, at the height of the war with France. Wardle initially served as a soldier in Sir William Watkins Wynn's Ancient British Regiment of light dragoons. After becoming member of Parliament for Okehampton in 1807 he quickly developed an... Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 113701

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  25. 110753
    First UK edition, published two months after the US edition. With the front and spine panels of the original cloth bound in at rear. A fine Zaehnsdorf binding. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 110753

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  26. 110777
    First edition. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 110777

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  27. 110773
    First edition in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Across the Plains was simultaneously published in the US. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 110773

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  28. 110748
    First edition, first issue with "his" omitted on the last but one line p. 140. Bound without the publisher's adverts. With the spine and front panel of the original cloth bound in at rear. Learn More
    £350

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  29. 110822
    First trade edition of the author's defense of the Belgian missionary, published two months after two privately printed editions. With the original wrappers bound in. One of 1,000 copies printed. Father Damien first appeared as a privately printed edition of 25 copies published in Sydney, followed by another privately printed... Learn More
    £300

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  30. 110774
    First collected edition, one of 1,000 copies thus. "The issue consisted of 1,000 copies on ordinary paper, 100 large paper copies, bound in half buff cloth, and 30 copies on Japanese vellum paper" (Slater). With the spine panel of the original cloth bound in at rear. A fine Zaehnsdorf binding. Learn More
    £200

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  31. 110771
    First edition, first impression, with a rule underneath the word "contents" on the contents page. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. A fine Zaehnsdorf binding. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 110771

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  32. 110765
    First edition in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. With the (slightly faded) spine panel of the first issue binding bound in at rear, the last line of which reads "C. Kegan Paul & Co." (changed to "Kegan Paul. Trench, & Co." in second issue copies). Learn More
    £300

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  33. 110769
    First edition, first impression, of Stevenson's comedy of manners, the first of two novels set in the South Seas and written in collaboration with his stepson, the second being The Ebb-Tide (1894). "As for The Wrecker, it 's a machine, you know - don't expect aught else - a machine, and a police machine; but I believe the... Learn More
    £175

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  34. 110752
    First UK edition, published five days after the US edition. Bound without the publisher's advertisements. With the front panel and spine of the original binding bound in at rear. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 110752

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  35. Madame Bovary.
    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1856. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 111503

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  36. 110782
    First UK edition in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Originally published in the US the preceding year. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 110782

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  37. 110780
    First UK edition in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Originally published in the US the preceding year. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 110780

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  38. 1
    A handsomely bound copy of the second edition of Thomas Cook's compilation of Hogarth's engravings. Originally published in 1808. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 111471

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  39. Self-Interpreting Bible:
    An elaborately bound late nineteenth-century family Bible with chromolithographic illustrations. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 111929

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  40. The Island Race.
    First edition thus, an abridgement by Timothy Baker of the four volumes of Churchill's History of the English-Speaking Peoples. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 111644

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  41. James I and VI; Queen Anne; Marie Antoinette; Empress Josephine; Queen Victoria.
    First editions and first editions in English. A handsomely bound set of these lavishly produced biographies, published by Goupil & Cie, the leading art dealership in 19th-century France. James I and Queen Anne are number 420 and 93 respectively from a limited edition of 800 copies on fine paper. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 111444

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  42. .
    The Heyliger edition, number 50 of 100 copies printed on rag paper. A lavish production, illustrated with a range of attractive plates, several by Rackham, and decorative gilt borders throughout by noted American Art Nouveau practitioner Margaret Armstrong. Bracebridge Hall was originally published in 1822. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 111287

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  43. Of Human Bondage.
    First UK edition, first impression, printed from the first-issue American plates with "help" for "helped" at p. 257, line 4; "some copies contain 16 pp. inserted advertisements, with no significance for issue" (Stott). "The novel was coolly received in Britain and America and became a best-seller only after an effusive review... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 112449

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    Linda Tressel.

    Edinburgh and London: 1868 [but possibly 1879 or 80]

    First edition. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 108119

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  45. Modern Development of the Dry Fly,
    Limited deluxe edition, number 44 of 75 copies signed by the author, Volume 2 comprising The Halford Dry Fly Patterns, with 33 actual specimens of dry flies in 9 sunken mounts. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 111941

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  46. 1
    McKenney, who was Superintendent of Indian trade from 1816-1822 and headed the US Bureau of Indian Affairs..."> Third octavo edition, originally published 1848-50, following the folio edition of 1836-44. A magnificent record of Native American dignitaries - "the most colourful portraits of Indians ever executed" (Howes).
    McKenney, who was Superintendent of Indian trade from 1816-1822 and headed the US Bureau of Indian Affairs... Learn More
    £18,500

    Stock Code: 111813

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  47. The Life and Correspondence of Henry St. George Tucker.
    Family presentation copy of the second edition, inscribed by Henry Tucker's wife on the title page, "Clarice Elizabeth Tucker, from her affection mother Jane Tucker, 1859", in a superior binding with the gilt supralibros of the Tucker family to both covers. "In 1786 Tucker 1771/2-1851 sailed to Calcutta as a midshipman on... Learn More
    £625

    Stock Code: 111720

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  48. .
    £250

    Stock Code: 106715

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  49. An Inquiry into the Causes and Consequences of the Orders in Council;
  50. Missale Romanum.
    A striking eighteenth-century Roman Missal, attractively printed in Venice and apparently bound in Brescia in the year of publication: a note on p. lxxxiii reads "Brixiae-Conglutinator est Ioseph Goltius in Via Pallade iuxta Xenodochium Mercaturae. Die 13. Decembris 1725" (The Brescian binder is Joseph Goltius on the Via... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 112562

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  51. Scoop.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 108487

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  52. Rider's British Merlin: For the Year of Our Lord God 1778.
    A handsome Georgian-era almanac volume, in a highly attractive contemporary binding. Cardanus Rider is now believed to have been the pseudonym of physician and astronomer Richard Saunders (1613-1675). He was a member of the circle of William Lilly, whose own Merlin was first published in 1644; Rider's British Merlin was... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 111954

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  53. The Dictionary of Universal Information.
    A handsomely bound set of Beeton's Dictionary of Universal Information, originally published 1858-62. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 107326

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  54. The Works.
    A handsomely bound set of the Library Edition of Dickens's collected works. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 107311

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  55. The Complete Writings.
    The Autograph Edition. Limited to 500 copies signed by the author's daughter, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, and the publishers, this copy being number 469.

    measures 0.65m
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    £1,875

    Stock Code: 108759

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  56. 1
    First editions, extremely uncommon. OCLC lists just six copies of the first, all in the United States, two copies of the 1893 supplement and a few copies of subsequent portmanteau editions. A superb collection of images of some the great yachts of a Golden Age of American boat-building. Missouri-born and Dartmouth College-educated,... Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 112236

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  57. Master Humphrey's Clock.
    First edition. An attractively bound copy. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 107438

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  58. Beau Geste.
    First illustrated and first de luxe edition, number 665 of 1,000 copies signed by the author; Beau Geste was originally published in 1924 and it is no coincidence that this edition followed the success of the silent film version of 1926 (there is a hint of Ronald Coleman about McKie's depiction of the hero). Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 106642

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  59. Recollections of Tartar Steppes and their Inhabitants.
    First edition, uncommon. Lucy Atkinson (1817-1893), traveller and writer, accompanied her husband, Thomas Witlam Atkinson, in Siberia, the Kirgiz steppes and eastwards as far as Irkutsk and the Chinese border. Her "vivid account, which is arranged as a series of letters to a friend, shows Lucy Atkinson to have been an indefatigable... Learn More
    £800

    Stock Code: 109010

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  60. The Complete Writings.
    The definitive edition, signed "S L Clemens / Mark Twain", limited to 1024 sets only of which this is 423. The publisher states that Twain intended a definitive collected edition and so put his autograph to 1024 single leaves in 1906. These were not recovered until long after his death, when the project could finally be... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 107494

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