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JACKSON, Lady Catherine Charlotte. The Works.
c.1899Édition des Aquarelles. Limited to 26 numbered copies for England and America. Lady Jackson (1824-91) was the wife of diplomat Sir George Jackson, known for accompanying Sir Charles Stuart to Germany and entering Paris with him in 1815, and for his efforts to abolish the slave trade. After his death she edited his papers for publication and then turned... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 61558
COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor (trans.); GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Faustus: from the German.
London : 1821First edition in English of Goethe's Faust, translated by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The book is most often met with in the publishers' reddish-brown paper boards, the flimsy backstrip having perished. This copy, however, has an attractive contemporary polished calf binding by the London binder Charles Murton, who Ramsden notes specialised in blind stamping.... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 134583
GORE, Catherine. New Year's Day, A Winter's Tale.
London : First edition, in a beautiful signed Kelliegram binding, with their signature onlay illustration, of the second of three Christmas books by Catherine Gore.
The "Kelliegram" binding was one of the many innovations of English commercial binding firm Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 143157
JOHNSON, Samuel. The Works.
Oxford : 1825A handsomely bound set of Samuel Johnson's works, part of Pickering's Oxford English Classics series. The edition was superintended by Francis Pearson Walesby (1798-1858), professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Oxford. The work was initially intended as a nine volume series; a supplementary two volumes of Johnson's debates brought the total to... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122841
GRAY, Thomas. The Works.
London : 1814First edition edited by Thomas James Mathias (1753-1835). "Mathias derived considerable knowledge of Thomas Gray from the Revd Norton Nicholls, on whose death in 1807 Mathias composed a letter of eulogy. Mathias was a beneficiary of Nicholls's will. In 1814 he published an edition of The Works of Thomas Gray in two quarto volumes, with substantial prose... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 135310
ELIOT, George. The Works.
Edinburgh & London : [c.1880]The Cabinet edition. This handsome set includes Eliot's seven novels and other literary works including, The Spanish Gypsy and Scenes of Clerical Life. Four volumes, which include the Life of George Eliot, were published later for the Cabinet Edition, but are not present in this set.
Eliot's novels were popular for their political views and... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 138206
SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. The Works.
London : 1821First edition of the collected works of this enduringly popular playwright, edited by his first biographer, the poet Thomas Moore. A very pretty set from the Vane Londonderry library, monogram gilt to the head of the spine, elaborate armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. On marriage to Frances Anne Emily Vane-Tempest, Charles Stewart, third marquess... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139633
KIPLING, Rudyard. The Works.
New York : 1914-26The Seven Seas Edition, number 435 of 1,050 copies signed by the author on the half-title of vol. I. This was issued by Doubleday as the counterpart to the Bombay Edition, published by Macmillan in London. A particularly attractive set, beautifully bound by the workshop of Henry Stikeman, one of the leading American binders of the period. Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 132739
MARLOWE, Christopher. The Works.
London : 1826First collected edition of Marlowe's plays. After two centuries where Marlowe had been practically forgotten and mostly out of print, the early 19th-century saw a flood of editions of Marlowe's works, building on the renewed interest engendered by the publication of Charles Lamb's Specimens of English Dramatic Poets in 1808, in which he had commended... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 136072
HARDY, Thomas. The Works in Prose and Verse.
London : 1919-26The Wessex Edition, the definitive edition of Hardy's works, and a finely bound set. The set is complete other than for Jude the Obscure and Human Shows. The books are later impressions, with the edition first printed between 1912 and 1926, other than Human Shows which was printed in 1931; this set may have been bound before it was issued. For the Wessex... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 132753
BURNS, Robert. The Works.
Edinburgh : 1877-9First William Scott Douglas edition, here handsomely bound and abundantly extra-illustrated, described by ODNB as a "splendid, six-volume library edition. The poems in this edition are arranged chronologically, and while it was the most sumptuous yet published it was also the most complete and correct regarding both text and notes".
Douglas... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 139102
POPE, Alexander. The Works.
London : 1770A highly attractive set of Alexander Pope's writings. Before his death Pope began the task of bringing together and editing his collected works, with his friend William Warburton finishing the project and seeing it through the press in 1751. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 126010
LAMB, Charles [& Mary]. The Works... In two volumes.
London : 1818First edition, dedicated to "My dear Coleridge" and issued by the Olliers, publishers of Keats, Shelley, Hazlitt, and Leigh Hunt. "Life at the East India Company seems to have become easier for Lamb in the middle of the decade. In 1816 his salary went up, and his duties diminished (though these always fluctuated with the contingencies of trade). The... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 123293
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Complete Works.
London and Boston : 1904-06The Olympic limited edition, number 6 of 50 sets only. Copy number 1 was presented to the Keats-Shelley House in Rome. The effort to purchase and restore the apartment in which Keats spent his final days began in 1903, at the instigation of American poet Robert Underwood Johnson. In April 1909 it was opened under the aegis of the newly formed Keats-Shelley... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 138177
POPE, Alexander. The Works.
Basel : 1803An attractive set with an interestingly complex continental history, printed by the Swiss piratical publisher J. J. Tourneisen, bound in Italy, and thereafter in the "British Library" in Malaga, with their stamps to endpapers. Tourneisen, free from the restraints of British copyright law, printed numerous British authors including Addison, Adam Smith,... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 131574
JOHNSON, Samuel, ed. The Works of the English Poets.
London : 1779-1780A superb set of this vast compendium of English poetry, here uniformly bound in an elegant contemporary French morocco binding. The set is complete in 68 volumes, with the 56 poetry volumes, two volumes of index, and the further ten volumes of Johnson's biographies of the poets, published separately and not always accompanying the set. This was the... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 138778
WILDE, Oscar. The Works.
London : 1913-19First editions of Selected Prose and A Critic in Pall Mall; others mixed later editions. An attractively bound set with bookplate of G. S. O. Colthurst loosely inserted in 11 volumes. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 94763
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Dramatic Works.
London : 1826An exquisitely bound copy of this attractive Regency edition of Shakespeare, printed by Charles Corrall for the pioneering publisher William Pickering using his miniscule diamond type in double columns: the text is tiny but perfectly legible.
The plates were prepared for The Plays of Shakespeare in Pickering's 1825 "miniature classics" edition.... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 141562
BLATCHFORD, Mary Edgecumbe. The Story of Little Jane and Me. [With] Polly and the Aunt. By the Aunt.
Boston and New York : 1898 and October 1906First editions, both inscribed by the author (the second work being the dedication copy) to Caroline Nelson Russell, "with the author's love" on the first blanks, with "Cambridge, June 9, 1905" in the first work, and "Cambridge, October 6, 1906" in the second work. The Story of Little Jane and Me bears M. E. Blatchford's own bookplate, making this her... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 83337
SHAKESPEARE, William. Dramatic Works.
London : 1842A handsomely bound set of Shakespeare's works, edited by the classical scholar and printer A. J. Valpy (1787-1854). It features the same plates from the first Valpy edition, originally published between 1832 and 1834, which in turn reproduced John Boydell's plates from the Boydell edition, published between 1791 and 1805. John Boydell (1720-1804) was... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 138156
CHATWIN, Bruce. In Patagonia; The Viceroy of Ouidah; On the Black Hill; The Songlines; Utz; What Am I Doing Here.
London : 1977-89First editions, first impressions, of all of Chatwin's works published in his lifetime. Chatwin (1940-1989) was an English travel writer, novelist, and journalist. His first book In Patagonia established his reputation as a travel writer. In 1982 he was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel for his... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 117554
OWEN, Robert. A New View of Society: or, Essays on the Principle of the Formation of the Human Character, and the Application of the Principle to Practice.
London : 1813-14First edition, first issue of the four Essays, one of 40 specially bound presentation sets printed on thick paper, parts III & IV "Not published", inscribed "From the Author" on the first blank.
Edouard Dolléans states that just forty copies of A New View of Society were bound for presentation: "En écrivant les Vues nouvelles, Owen a surtout... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 130529
TWAIN, Mark. The Writings.
Hartford, Conn., : 1901-7Riverdale Edition, number 482 of 625 sets only, here with an original holograph leaf by Mark Twain, comprising eighteen lines (circa eighty words) from A Tramp Abroad with one emendation, written in purple ink on one side, and tipped-in to volume I. The original manuscript of A Tramp Abroad and of The Gilded Age were both split up by Twain's publisher,... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 136939
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Standard Edition of the Pictorial Shakspeare.
London : A highly attractive set of Shakespeare's works, being the second edition of the profusely illustrated version of the Shakespeare scholar Charles Knight, following the first edition which had been published in part form from 1838 to 1841.
Knight (1791-1873) was already a Shakespeare lover and bibliophile in his teens, when he owned an imperfect... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 128818
GERARDE, John. The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes.
London : 1633First edition of Johnson's enlarged version of the herbalist's major work, first published in 1597. Thomas Johnson (c.1595-1644), the London apothecary who was already a botanical writer of some note by 1633, sensibly marked his additions and major alterations to the first edition, making it possible to distinguish the revisions from the original. His... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 125719
MERCIER, Louis Sébastien Fragments of Politics and History. Translated from the French.
London : 1795First and only edition in English of a miscellaneous and wide-ranging collection of articles and short essays by the French dramatist and writer Louis Sébastien Mercier (1740-1814), best remembered for his utopian fiction L'An 2440, rêve s'il en fut jamais, translated into English as Memoirs of the Year Two Thousand Five Hundred. "There is no better... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 95575
GUILD OF WOMEN BINDERS - SWIFT, Jonathan. Gulliver's travels into several remote nations of the world.
London : 1896A pleasing turn-of-the-century edition of this literary classic, distinctively bound at the Guild of Women Binders, perhaps by Constance Karslake (the initials "C.K." appear in pencil to the rear pastedown, also "gift, E.D.B." in what looks like the same hand) and exhibiting her delicate line.
The Guild was established in 1898 by bookseller... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 139469
AYTOUN, Edmondstoune William. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems.
Edinburgh : 1863First Paton edition, superbly illustrated. "The book brims with Paton's half-page illustrations, headpieces and tailpieces (augmented by a few landscapes by his brother, Waller Paton) - the armour and historical costumes (Paton was a noted collector of these) perfectly realized to the last detail, the compositions unusual and forceful, the squeezed-together... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 137470
HAYLEY, William. Plays of Three Acts; written for a Private Theatre.
London : 1784First edition. Lovely copy of the collected theatrical works of this now largely forgotten, but once highly popular writer, exceptionally prettily bound and with an attractive provenance. Hayley is best remembered today as a friend and patron of George Romney and William Blake, and biographer of Milton.
Hayley (17451820) "although affluent was... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139629
EURIPIDES. The Nineteen Tragedies and Fragments.
London : 1782First Wodhull edition, the first in English of all the extant writings of Euripides: "although Wodhull advertised his version in February 1774, and thought to complete it within a year, it was only in 1782 that, prompted by the appearance of two rival partial translations, he overcame his fastidiousness and published The Nineteen Tragedies and Fragments... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 137652
DEFOE, Daniel. A New Voyage Round the World.
Edinburgh : 1810A most attractive copy of Defoe's fabricated travel narrative, first published in 1724, in which an "unnamed English captain-entrepreneur... leads three ships in a trading (and occasional privateering) circumnavigation that also includes encounters with native peoples, sometimes violent but more peaceable and profitable" (Richetti p. 222). Howgego remarks... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 127590
TAVERNER, H. T. Charles Dickens: The Story of his Life.
London : 1870Fascinating copy of the first edition of the first posthumous biography of Dickens, signed on the title page and annotated throughout by Dickens's associate, the English journalist Edmund Ollier (1826-1886).
Ollier was a scion of a literary family of some consequence in the course of 19th-century English literature. His father Charles Ollier... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 136324
BROCKMAN, Stuart (binder). The Times Atlas of the World.
London : 1993A superb binding executed by Stuart Brockman, for the celebrated Wardington collection of atlases, which contained many designer bindings commissioned by Lord Wardington.
Stuart Brockman (b.1972) is the son of the bookbinder James Brockman. Trained by his father and now working alongside him in Oxfordshire, Stuart was elected as a Fellow of Designer... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142425
ANDERSON, James. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.
Edinburgh : 1777First edition, in a fine Scott of Edinburgh binding, presentation copy, inscribed from the author on a preliminary blank to William Murray, first earl of Mansfield, whose celebrated library was largely destroyed by fire during the Gordon Riots.
The Scottish agriculturalist and political economist James Anderson (1739-1808) wrote several influential... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 127839
BASKERVILLE, John (printer). The Book of Common Prayer,
Cambridge : 1761Second Baskerville edition (first published the previous year), this the preferred of two impressions, with the lozenge-and-star border framing each page; here in a particularly elegant binding, possibly executed by the leading German binder John Baumgarten.
John Baskerville (1706-1775) was the most significant English typographer of the 18th... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 133632
SAUNDERS, Richard, as Cardanus Rider. Rider's British Merlin: For the Year of Our Lord God 1778.
London : 1778A handsome Georgian-era almanac, in a highly attractive contemporary binding. Almanacs such as this provided information on the dates of markets, lists of MP's and advise on which foods to eat at certain times of year depending on your temperament. Cardanus Rider is often said, though probably wrongly, to be the pseudonym of the medical practitioner... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 121189
SAUNDERS, Richard, as Cardanus Rider. Rider's British Merlin: For the Year of Our Lord God 1778.
London : 1778A handsome Georgian-era almanac, 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 first published in in 1653, and was... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 111954
SAUNDERS, Richard, as Cardanus Rider. Rider's British Merlin: For the Year of Our Lord God 1759.
London : 1759 & 1758A handsome Georgian-era almanac volume. Almanacs such as this provided information on the dates of markets, lists of MP's and advise on which foods to eat at certain times of year depending on your temperament. Cardanus Rider is often said, though probably wrongly, to be the pseudonym of the medical practitioner and astrologer Richard Saunders (1613-1675),... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 133744
SHAKESPEARE, William. Shakspeare's Dramatic Works:
London : 1830An arresting example of the bookbinder's craft as the Georgian period drew to its close, and an exemplary demonstration of the care that the age was lavishing on the national playwright.
The text is the second Harness edition of Shakespeare (first published in 1825), the principal work of the literary scholar William Harness (1790-1869), who... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 129641
ZANGWILL, Israel. [Set of 16 first editions comprising:] Children of the Ghetto;
London : 1891-1920First editions. A superb set of Zangwill's novels including the first Anglo-Jewish best-seller, Children of the Ghetto, and the popular satire The King of the Schnorers, about Jewish beggars in late 18th-century London. Israel Zangwill (1864-1926) was the child of Eastern European immigrants to England and spent his literary career exploring issues... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 79651
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer,
Oxford : 1781 [& 1772]A very attractive Book of Common Prayer and Psalms, in a personalized Georgian binding, the spine lettered for one "Thomas Hales Deptford", the covers resplendent with the Christogram "JHS" within richly gilt red and green onlays; a pleasing example of the expense and care dedicated to the binding of Books of Common Prayer in the period. Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 142110
WAUGH, Evelyn. [The novels and short stories.]
London : 1928-57First editions, first impressions, of all of Waugh's full-length novels, from Decline and Fall (1928) to Unconditional Surrender (1961), and his volume of short stories, Mr. Loveday's Little Outing and other Sad Stories (1936). Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 134235
CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; [together with:] Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.
London : 1866 & 1872Handsomely bound first published editions of both Alice in Wonderland books.
Adventures in Wonderland is the first published edition, the second overall: the book was originally printed in Oxford at the Clarendon Press in June 1865, but was suppressed when Carroll heard that the book's illustrator was dissatisfied with the quality of the printing.... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 142375
LEMPRIERE, William. A Tour from Gibraltar to Tangier, Sallee, Mogodore, Santa Cruz, Tarudant; and thence over Mount Atlas to Morocco: including a Particular Account of the Royal Harem, etc.
London : 1791-4First editions, William Beckford's copies, with his pencilled annotation to the initial blank of the first work, noting "p. 218 at night, Sidy Mahomet had constantly six blood hounds in his chamber" and other detail; subsequently in the library of British Arabist and colonial agent Col. S. B. Miles (1838-1914), with the usual bookplates and markings... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 117613
CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; [together with:] Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.
London : 1875 & 1872First edition of Through the Looking-Glass, beautifully bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe together with an early edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (first published 1865, this copy from the 47th thousand, printed 1875). The Alice books earned the author "a place in the firmament of the great, for they are not only acts of imaginative genius but... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 140129
DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall (ed.); MORE, Sir Thomas. A most pleasant, fruitful, and witty Work, of the best State of a Public Weal, and of the new Isle called Utopia.
London : 1808First Dibdin edition of More's Utopia, a very attractive edition by the great bibliophile, which includes a bibliography of the early editions, and uses the text of the first English translation of 1551. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 138538
CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [together with] Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.
London : 1868 & 1872First edition of Through the Looking-Glass, together with an early edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this being from the 12th thousand, published just three years after the first edition of 1865, handsomely bound as a set by Bayntun of Bath. The Alice books earned the author "a place in the firmament of the great, for they are not only acts... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 145478
BIBLE; English, Douai-Rheims version. The New Testament of Jesus Christ translated faithfully into English,
Rheims [NT] & Douai [OT] : 1582 & 1609-10First edition in English of the Roman Catholic version of the Bible, the Old Testament in a contemporary Douai binding and a presentation copy from John Knatchbull, vice-president of the English College at Douai, offered here with a pleasing copy of the Rheims New Testament in 17th-century calf.
Knatchbull presents the Old Testament to Lady Joanna... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 108480
NAPIER, William Francis Patrick. History of the War in the Peninsula
London : 1828-40First editions of the first volume and last three; the other two being second editions. The first volume was published by Murray, who decided not to exercise his option on the next three having made a considerable loss, Napier therefore published the rest of the history through Boone having raised the money by subscriptions. Napier's work certainly... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 135880
CROYDON, Edward (publ.) A Guide to the Watering Places, on the coast, between the Exe and the Dart;
Teignmouth : 1817First edition, a superior copy in red morocco, with the bookplate of John Fisher, Bishop of Salisbury.
Fisher was "a highly cultured prelate, a generous patron of both authors and artists, and a capable sketcher; he was chaplain to the Royal Academy in 1807 and helped to set up the British Institution the previous year. For the last twenty-five... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 100333
BARETTI, Joseph. A Dictionary of the English and Italian Languages.
London : 1760First edition of this major English-Italian dictionary, inspired both by Baretti's adulation for Samuel Johnson and by his contempt for the previous English-Italian dictionary of Ferdinando Altieri, whom Baretti castigates in his preface for his ignorance and his "love of obscene words and phrases... as well as of scurrilous sayings and senseless proverbs... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 131203
EVANS, Sebastian. In Quest of the Holy Graal.
London : 1898First edition, in a handsome binding. Sebastian Evans (1830-1909) was a political activist, artist, poet and translator from medieval French, Latin, Greek and Italian. Greatly drawn to the Arthurian legend, Evans had already published in the same year a two-volume translation of the old French romance Perceval le Gallois, entitled The High History of... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 125244
BRITISH NAVY. The Cruise of the "Agamemnon".
Plymouth : 1869First and sole edition of this compilation of Times newspaper articles documenting the voyage of HMS Agamemnon to lay the Atlantic Telegraph Company's first transatlantic telegraph cable. This work, which was published for private distribution, is now notably uncommonly, with just one copy traced institutionally worldwide, that held at the Caird Library... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 142947
EDMUNDS, Henry (comp.) Extracts, from the several Treaties subsisting between Great Britain and other Kingdoms and States,
London : 1758Third edition, in a decidedly distinguished binding, in the style of Jonas Hanway's first binder, possibly executed for a member of the Admiralty.
The third edition - preceded by those of 1741 and 1747 - was issued against the background of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) and updated to take into account the latest maritime treaties: with Algiers... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 121023
RABELAIS, François. Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel.
London : 1892Limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies. A handsomely bound set of this attractive edition of Rabelais's great work, with excellent presswork by the Chiswick Press, and extra-illustrated with many colour plates after Jules Garnier. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 100271
HOPE, W[illiam] H[enry] St John. The Stall Plates of the Knights of the Order of the Garter.
Westminster : 1901First edition in a handsome binding. Hope was a noted antiquarian born in Derby in 1854. "His increasing reputation led to his election as a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1883, and two years later he was appointed assistant secretary of the society, the last to be resident in Burlington House. During the twenty-five years in which... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140529