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WILLIAMS, Helen Maria (trans.); SAINT-PIERRE, Jacques-Henri Bernardin de. Paul and Virginia.
London : 1795First edition in English, translated by the celebrated bluestocking Helen Maria Williams (1759-1827) "amidst the horrors of Robespierre's tyranny", as she explains colourfully in her Preface; it became "the standard English edition well into the nineteenth century" (Deborah Kennedy, Helen Maria Williams and the Age of Revolution, 2002, p. 122). The... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 127769
PERCY, Thomas. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry:
London : 1775First published 1765, this a lovely set of the third edition in which Percy "corrected such Mistakes as he had detected and also inserted such further Illustrations as had either occurred to himself, or been communicated to him" (Advertisement to the Third Edition). The dedication, though signed by Percy, was written by Samuel Johnson. Johnson had... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 75095
VERNE, Jules. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas;
Boston : 1873First American edition, a particularly nice copy in the original cloth of one of the classics of science fiction, originally serialized in France between 1869 and 1870.
It was first published in English by Sampson Low in late 1872 and issued in America shortly after by James Osgood, bound from the same sheets and with a cancel title page. This... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 142445
LE GALLIENNE, Richard. The Quest of the Golden Girl.
London : 1896First edition, in the attractive art nouveau style binding designed by William Henry Bradley. Referred to as the "Dean of American Designers" by the Saturday Evening Post, Bradley's illustrative art nouveau style was heavily influenced by Japanese block printing and the Arts and Crafts Movement (1880-1910). He was the highest paid artist of... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 136753
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Sonnets From The Portuguese.
London : 1914First Riccardi Press edition, number 151 of 350 numbered copies specially bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, from an edition of 1,000 copies on handmade Riccardi Paper; there were also 12 copies on vellum. This is a very scarce and attractive deluxe issue of an already finely produced book, printing some of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's most famous love... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131514
[CLELAND, John.] Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure.
London : 1781Extremely rare early edition of Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, or Fanny Hill, "the first original English prose pornography, and the first to break away from the dialogue form into the style of the novel" (Foxon, Libertine Literature in England, 1660-1745).
First published under the same imprint in an edition dated 1749, the imprint... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 86257
(DICKENS, CHARLES, attributed). [MOGGRIDGE, GEORGE.] Sergeant Bell, and his Raree-Show.
London : 1839First edition. The book was once often accepted to be by Dickens, and indeed the binding here states Dickens as the author. However this is a fallacy - Dickens had originally agreed to write this book at the request of the publisher, but negotiations were cancelled. As Eckel notes "This is the third of the books illustrated by George Cruikshank with... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 138172
ADDISON, Joseph; Richard Steele; & others. The Spectator.
London : 1744Appealing set of the great Augustan periodical, presented here in an unadulterated contemporary trade binding and "improved" at an early date by the addition of the delightful frontispieces from the 1747 edition, the designs of which are by Francis Hayman, "the most proficient English illustrator of his time" (Gordon N. Ray, The Illustrator and the... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 136182
WISE, Thomas James (forger); DICKENS, Charles. To Be Read at Dusk.
London : 1852 [i.e. 1891]The Estelle Doheny copy of this Thomas James Wise forgery. Wise (1859-1937), the most prominent bibliographer of his day, funded his bibliophilia and fuelled his vanity by forging 19th-century literary publications, taking a known text, and producing non-existent "privately printed" editions in pamphlet form, which he sold to wealthy book collectors... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138197
(PETRARCH.) DOBSON, Susannah. The Life of Petrarch.
London : 1775First edition. "Susannah Dobson's first published work, in 1775, was an abridged translation in two volumes of Mémoires pour la vie de François Pétrarque, by Jacques François Paul Aldonce, abbé de Sade. According to Samuel Johnson, 'Mrs Dobson, the Directress of rational conversation, did not translate Petrarch; but epitomised a very bulky French... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 124338
HUNT, Edward Eyre. Sir Orfeo.
Cambridge [MA] : 1909First modern-English edition of the Middle English narrative poem, composed around the late-13th/early-14th century and detailing the quest of an English King to recapture his wife from a fairy king. The poem is a significant blend of classical myth and medieval English literature. This rendition was undertaken by Edward Eyre Hunt (1885-1953), then... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 132452
PINDAR, Paul. Remarkable Biography;
London : 1821First and only edition of this pseudonymously authored series of curious biographical sketches, including chapters on "Charles Mc. Ghie or Mackey", the Milanese Frances Scanagatti known as "the Female Soldier", and the freemason John Coustos. Though some catalogues have identified the author as the antiquary and numismatist John Yonge Akerman (1806-1873)... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 133534
TAYLOR, Una. Nets for the Wind.
London : 1896First edition, number 24 in Lane's Keynotes series. The Keynotes Series, comprising 33 novels and short story collections, was published in a distinctive format, featuring Aubrey Beardsley's cover designs and embellishments, by John Lane between 1893 and 1897; Beardsley produced the designs for 22 Keynotes volumes while he was working on The Yellow... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 137119
RITSON, Joseph. Pieces of Ancient Popular Poetry.
London : 1833Second edition, reissued posthumously by Ritson's nephew. Originally published anonymously in 1791, this work continues an academic attack on Bishop Thomas Percy, the compiler of the Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, throwing doubt on the existence of Percy's original sources and accusing him of forging a number of ballads. With the bookplate of Sir... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 117141
THE TATLER; ADDISON, Joseph, Richard Steele, and others. The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff Esq.
London : 1710-11Original folio issues, a complete set of the original 271 numbers of The Tatler, together with Morphew's continuation, the volume concluding with no. 330 (From Thursday May 17. to Saturday May 19. 1711).
The Tatler was published three times per week from 12 April 1709 to 2 January 1710/11. Though the numbers began to appear in 1709, the printer,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 127598
PARKES, Bessie Rayner. The History of Our Cat Aspasia.
London : [1856?]Second edition, following the first of 1855; conspicuously uncommon: Library Hub cites copies at only British Library, Oxford and Scotland among British and Irish institutional libraries, with WorldCat adding no further copies in international holdings; of the first edition Library Hub notes just two copies (Cambridge, Standen House). Bessie Rayner... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 126743
TROLLOPE, Anthony. Orley Farm.
London : 1862First edition in book form, Sadleir's fourth issue, of the book that Trollope himself described as his best plotted, and his personal favourite. "Millais was a 'sixties'-style illustrator, representational and realistic, a style which accorded nicely with that of Trollope, whose writing was often characterized as 'photographic', 'uncompromisingly realistic',... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 128273
GHOST STORIES - STEAD, William Thomas (ed.) The Review of Reviews.
London : [1889-96]First editions of these Victorian ghost stories from the annual issue of the Review of Reviews, edited by the journalist and editor W. T. Stead (1849-1912), who developed a keen interest in spiritualism around 1890 and claimed he could communicate telepathically and practice automatic writing.
Stead was also the first editor to employ... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 136822
STUART-WORTLEY, Emmeline, Lady. Poems.
London : 1833First edition of the author's first publication, fairly uncommon, around a dozen copies institutionally, but this a delightful presentation copy inscribed; "For the Marchioness of Londonderry with the Author's very Affectionate Love". Stuart-Wortley memorialised her friend, Frances Anne Vane-Stewart in verse in Fisher's Drawing Scrap-Book for 1838:... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 141664
GWYNNE, Horace, pseud. of James Augustus St John. Abdallah; an Oriental Poem: in Three Cantos.
London : 1824First and sole edition of this very scarce collection of verse by the flourishingly named James Augustus St John, born James John (1795-1875), the son of a shoemaker, in what would become Dylan's Thomas stamping ground of Laugharne, Carmarthenshire. Abdallah is an interesting contribution to the Romantic oriental verse epic, a form popularisd by Tom... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 141341
ROLFE, Frederick William, Baron Corvo. Tarcissus: The Boy Martyr of Rome,
[Saffron Walden : 1880First edition of the author's first book, a prize rarity in the Corvo corpus, this copy with a richly appropriate provenance: from the libraries of Christopher Millard, A. T. Bartholomew, and Robert Scoble. Only two other copies of this title have appeared at auction in over 35 years, one the Bradley Martin copy in 1990.
The copy is inscribed... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 139376
DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
Philadelphia : 1842Presentation copy, inscribed by Dickens to William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), editor of the New York Evening Post and a leading poet of his generation: "William Cullen Bryant From his friend and admirer Charles Dickens", signed with his characteristic lavish underscores. Dickens met Bryant for their first private audience on his American tour on Tuesday... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 90110
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); BURNEY, Frances. Evelina,
London : 1898First Rackham edition. Burney's celebrated epistolary novel was first published in 1778 and quickly achieved considerable popularity. This work is a relatively early example of Rackham's work, which at this time "tended to take on the appearance of woodcuts, with the main features being drawn in thick pen and brush. From 1905 to 1910, as printing techniques... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 141404
DICKENS, Charles. Bleak House.
London : 1853First edition, bound from the original parts as issued between March 1852 and September 1853. "The satire of Bleak House focuses on the obfuscations and delays of the court of chancery which result in widespread human misery and suffering, but the novel's complicated plot and centripetal organization bring into the picture a great cross-section of contemporary... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 143645
[MORGANN, Maurice.] An Essay on the Dramatic Character of Sir John Falstaff.
London : 1777First edition. Morgann "took issue with Dr Johnson as to whether the knight was a fat, drunken coward or a figure worthy of admiration. In a close analysis of Shakespeare's technique as a dramatist, Morgann argued that Shakespeare's intent was to gain sympathy from the audience for Falstaff at the expense of the virtuous young king and, in doing so,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 119784
MCGONAGALL, Sir William Topaz, Poet, Knight of the White Elephant, Burmah. Beautiful Oban.
Edinburgh, No. 21 Lothian Street : [1894-1902]Very scarce broadside poem by the "World's Worst Poet", William McGonagall (1825-1902), signed at the head, "Sir. Wm. Topaz. McGonagall. Poet". Gord Bambrick in "The Real McGonagall" acknowledges that "William McGonagall is best known as the world's worst poet. His unique style of versification breaks the laws of rhythm, rhyme and common sense in a... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 117956
RAFFALOVICH, Marc-André. Tuberose and Meadowsweet.
London : 1885First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title "A M. J.J. Weiss hommage affectueux de l'auteur". The recipient was likely Jean-Jacques Weiss (1827-1891), French man of letters, professor, and literary critic. The author's second book of Uranian poetry, very scarce inscribed, and especially desirable in such nice condition.... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 135467
DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
Philadelphia : 1836-1837First US editions, first states. Parts 1 to 4 (appearing between 5 November 1836 and 20 September 1837) precede the first book edition in London, which was published by Chapman and Hall on 17 November 1837. The fifth part of the American edition appeared on 29 December. Part I is particularly scarce in first state, being issued in only 1,500 copies... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 138128
BARRETT BROWNING, Elizabeth. Poems.
London : 1850First edition with the Sonnets from the Portuguese, handsomely bound with the original cloth preserved within, and both half-titles. EBB's Poems had first appeared in 1844, but this "New Edition" (the second overall) contains in the second volume the coveted and rare first appearance of Sonnets from the Portuguese, some of the most famous love poems... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 132112
DODINGTON, George Bubb. The Diary, From March 8, 1749, to February 6, 1761.
Salisbury : 1784First English edition of this important and much-celebrated record of political intrigue in 18th-century England, originally published in Dublin earlier the same year. Dodington (1691-1762), an immensely wealthy landowner, was elected member for Bridgwater in 1722, a post he held until 1754. He insinuated himself into the highest circles of Georgian... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 120255
LEWIS, M. G. Tales of Wonder.
London : 1801First edition, this copy in a handsome contemporary binding and somewhat later gifted by Lord Chandos Leigh (17911850), poet and school-friend of Lord Byron, to his nephew Frederick Leigh Colvile (18191886), author, antiquary, and Warwickshire vicar. The book has the recipient's bookplate and is inscribed, "from my uncle Chandos Leigh".
This... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 121349
(ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo; H. G. Wells; Joseph Pennell; Max Beerbohm et al.) The Butterfly.
[London : 1899-1900]The complete New Series of the literary magazine The Butterfly. The monthly magazine first appeared in May 1893 and the first series lasted until February 1894. A New Series, published by Grant Richards, was begun in March 1899 and was discontinued after 12 issues in February 1900. The magazine contains writing by Laurence Housman, and illustrations... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 126971
BAUSSET, Cardinal de. Histoire de Bossuet, Évèque de Meaux.
Versailles : 1819Second, revised and corrected edition, in a handsome contemporary binding. Bausset's expansive biography of Jacques-Bénigne Lignel Bossuet, first published in 1814, was awarded the decennial prize by the Institute of France. Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 128963
DICKENS, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock.
London : 1840-41FIRST EDITION, IN THE ORIGINAL WEEKLY PARTS, the rarest of the three formats in which it was issued, this set in attractive condition and partly unopened. Gordon Ray described this work, which issues two novels together, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge, as "the pinnacle of Dickensian Gothic".
This publishing experiment... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 142940
LYTTON, Edward Bulwer, 1st Baron Lytton. The Works.
London : 1895-8A handsomely bound set of Lytton's novels. Lord Lytton (1803-1873), alongside his role as a Member of Parliament and a minister, was also perhaps the most popular historical novelist of his day. "Time and again, it was the intellectual content of Lytton's fiction which his contemporaries singled out as its main distinguishing feature. Whether anatomizing... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 135734
PRYCE, Daisy Hugh. Goddesses Three.
London : 1896First edition, rare: not in Sadleir or the extensive collection of Robert Lee Wolff (the author is absent entirely from both catalogues), Library Hub lists only 6 copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Oxford, Cambridge, London Library, Scotland, Trinity College Dublin), and WorldCat adds only 4 copies worldwide (California at Berkeley,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 103244
HARDY, Thomas. The Woodlanders.
London : 1887First edition, one of 860 copies bound (of 1,000 printed), in the publisher's primary binding. Hardy occasionally described The Woodlanders as his best and favourite novel, "set in the part of north-west Dorset in which Hardy's mother's family had lived. Although it lacks the structural assurance of its predecessor, its plot again depends on... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 128075
CLOUSTON, William Alexander (ed.) The Bakhtyar Nama: a Persian Romance.
[Larkhall, Lanarkshire] : 1883First edition thus, one of 300 copies, inscribed to Jane Morris on the blank preceding the title, "To Mrs. Morris from The Editor", and probably bound for presentation. Ouseley's translation was originally published in 1800 but had become rare by the 1880s and the Orcadian scholar Clouston considered it worth reprinting. Noted on the title page as editor... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132751
[POLIDORI, John William.] The Vampyre; A Tale.
London : 1819First edition, in the second and earliest realistically obtainable issue, of this seminal vampire novella. This attractive, untrimmed, copy is beautifully presented in a 20th-century morocco binding signed "J. G. 81" to the rear turn-in. It additionally, and highly unusually, has two sets of integral publisher's advertisements bound to the rear, dating... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 141658
HEMANS, Felicia. Records of Woman:
Edinburgh : 1828First edition of the author's best-known and most personal work, into which she believed she "had put her heart and individual feelings more than in anything else she had written" (Hughes, p. 136).
Hemans (1793-1835) was one of the most influential and widely read poets of the 19th century. Written at the height of her career, Records of Woman... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135673
SMART, Christopher. [Complete set of the Seatonian Prize Poems:]
Cambridge : 1750-6A rare complete set of Smart's Seatonian Prize-winning poems on the Supreme Being, all first editions except for Omniscience which is a second (1756). This set is attractively presented together in a contemporary binding with the library label to the front board of Montacute House, Somerset, the home of the Phelips family, and the contemporary ownership... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 120509
COTTON, Charles. The Genuine Poetical Works;
London : 1741Fourth collected edition of Cotton's poetical works (first 1715), with his burlesque, often scatological verse conjoined with suitably licentious plates. Cotton's works were popular in the period, undergoing many editions. "Cotton's later reputation has had its vicissitudes. In the eighteenth century he was renowned for burlesque and his lyrical poetry... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 136198
DICKENS, Charles. The Old Curiosity Shop.
Philadelphia : 1842Presentation copy, inscribed by Dickens to William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), editor of the New York Evening Post and a leading poet of his generation, inscribed by Dickens: "William Cullen Bryant From his friend and admirer Charles Dickens", signed with his characteristic lavish underscores, and with two accompanying autograph letters signed. In the... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 90111
TROLLOPE, Anthony. Orley Farm.
London : 1862First edition, first issue, an exceptionally good copy. Unusually, the two volumes were published nearly ten months apart, and subsequent re-issues of each volume did not proceed in step, with the result is that sets often have the two volumes in mismatched issues. Sadleir claims priority for copies with the grain of the cloth perpendicular for vol.... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 32310
DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.
London : 1838First edition in book form, of the work that transformed Dickens from an obscure journalist into England's most famous writer in a matter of months. This is a later issue with the two Buss plates replaced with those by Phiz (facing pages 52 and 74), titles and imprints for the plates, and the vignette title page with the signboard reading "Weller" (spelled... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 121406
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
DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
London : 1837First edition, early issue, with most of the first issue points. All the plates are in early states with page numbers as called for but no titles or imprints, and the vignette title page with the signboard reads "Veller" (corrected to "Weller" in later issues). Robert Seymour provided the illustrations until he committed suicide; Robert William Buss... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 116613
DICKENS, Charles. Bleak House.
London : 1853First edition, bound from the original parts as issued between March 1852 and September 1853. "The satire of Bleak House focuses on the obfuscations and delays of the court of chancery which result in widespread human misery and suffering, but the novel's complicated plot and centripetal organization bring into the picture a great cross-section of contemporary... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 143648
WILLIAMS, Charles. A London Earthquake.
London : 1884First and only edition, decidedly uncommon, just 4 locations on Library Hub, BL, NLS, Oxford and Cambridge, WorldCat adds no further copies. "It is right to say that this story was planned at the time of the last earthquake at Ischia 28 July 1883; was partly written at the time of the earthquake of Java Krakatoa, 26 August 1883; and was in type long... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 116683
MOORE, Thomas. The Life of Lord Byron.
London : 1844Moore's biography was first published in 1830 as Letters and Journals of Lord Byron, a title "distracting attention from the skill with which Moore constructed his portrait" (ODNB). "Byron had given his manuscript memoirs to Moore in the expectation that his friend might profit from them should he survive him. Moore later sold the manuscript to Murray... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 113992
GREGORY, John. A Father's Legacy to his Daughters.
London : 1774Second edition, first published the same year, and one of several editions published in 1774. "After the death of his wife, on 29 September 1761, Gregory wrote A Father's Legacy to his Daughters to relieve his loneliness and to record her opinions about the education of their two surviving daughters... He may have incorporated the advice given him by... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 130297
SHELLEY, Mary & Percy Bysshe. Autograph letter signed to Claire Clairmont, with a clipped signature of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
[24 South Audley Street] : 2 May 1837Mary writes tersely to her stepsister, in response to a request, enclosing a clipped signature of her late husband ("Yours ever faithfully - Percy B. Shelley"), "I hope the person to whom you give it will appreciate it as it deserves - or I should not like to part with it", she adds. The relationship between the women had been, and continued to be,... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 120615
DRYDEN, John. The Fables …
London : 1796First editions with these Bartolozzi engravings, the only two works illustrated by Lady Diana Beauclerc, here together in handsome contemporary full morocco. Dryden's adaptations of Chaucer and Boccaccio were among the chief reasons for his perhaps surprisingly high place in the esteem of the Romantic poets, especially Coleridge, Keats, Byron and Scott,... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 118718
HAMILTON, Elizabeth. Memoirs of the Life of Agrippina, the Wife of Germanicus.
Bath : 1804First edition. Hamilton (1756?-1816) was a Belfast-born novelist and essayist. She is best-known for her writings on the philosophy of education. In her Memoirs of Modern Philosophers of 1800 a "popular satirical attack on what she perceived as the excesses of contemporary radical thought. She is sceptical about the claims of freethinkers such as William... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 81656
CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; [together with:] Through the Looking Glass.
New York : 1932 & 1935Signed limited editions, Through the Looking Glass signed by the original "Alice", Alice Hargreaves (née Liddell), Wonderland signed by the typographer and binder Frederic Ward, as issued; numbers 868 and 366 respectively, each from an edition of 1,500 copies.
Carroll first told the stories of what would become Alice's... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 142414
HARDY, Thomas. The Mayor of Casterbridge.
London : 1886First edition in book form, presentation copy of volume I, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To the Hon. Mrs Jeune, from Thomas Hardy". Presentation copies are highly uncommon, with just two copies traced at auction. The recipient, Mary Jeune, later Baroness St Helier (1848-1931), was a prolific essayist (publishing around 50 periodical... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 119901
BLAKE, William (engr.); GAY, John. Fables.
London : 1793First edition thus, with 12 plates engraved by William Blake; these are sometimes stated to have been designed as well as engraved by Blake, but the illustrations are based largely on designs from earlier editions, particularly those of John Wootton and William Kent for the first edition of 1727. Keynes notes that the first Blake plate, "The Shepherd... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 140405
SOUTHEY, Robert. Letters Written During a Short Residence in Spain and Portugal.
Bristol : 1799Second edition of Southey's first book of prose, which first appeared in 1797. Southey sailed for Portugal at the invitation of his uncle in November 1795 following his estrangement from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and stayed until the following May. "He visited Madrid, but spent most of his time in and around Lisbon. He obtained a good grounding in both... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 116531
[DEFOE, Daniel.] Conjugal Lewdness: or, Matrimonial Whoredom.
London : 1727First edition, rare first issue. Contemporary critics attacked the work's title, which, according to Defoe, was viewed as "a Breach upon Modesty" and offensive to their ears, and the book was reissued the same year with a cancel title page, more politely titled as A Treatise concerning the Use and Abuse of the Marriage Bed. The first issue is rare,... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 124762
MEREDITH, George. Modern Love, and the Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads.
London : 1862First edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author to D. G. Rossetti on the title page, "Dante Gabriel Rossetti, from his friend, George Meredith", with authorial manuscript corrections in the text. (The Hayward exhibition copy, also inscribed and corrected, had a note in Merdith's hand apologizing for "Errata ennumerable".) Meredith's novel Evan... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 111629