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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
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
POE, Edgar Allan. The Poetical Works.
London : 1853First edition thus, under the title of "The Poetical Works", published as part of Addey's Illustrated Classics series, this one dedicated to Rossetti. Hannay's collection was seen as the definitive collection of Poe's poetry, and "maintained its popularity for decades". An attractive early illustrated edition; preceded only by Vizetelly's Tales (1852).... Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 144318
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Complete Works.
London : 1913A handsomely bound copy including his poems and sonnets. "After retiring from teaching, Craig devoted himself to reading, research, and publication in the area of Shakespeare studies In 1894, he edited the complete works of Shakespeare in one volume with a brief glossary and an appended 'Index of characters' as well as an 'Index of first lines of songs,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 145221
MONTAIGNE, Michel de; William Hazlitt (ed.) The Complete Works.
London : 1842First Hazlitt edition of the French philosopher Michel de Montaigne's collected works, gathering his influential essays and letters. The present essays were originally published between around 1570 to 1592, and cover a wide variety of topics, from religion, philosophy, and classics, to solitude, age, drunkenness, anger, books, imagination, and many... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140342
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
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BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. The Works.
London : 1828-29An attractively bound set of Byron's works, published by his friend and publisher John Murray (1778-1843). "With the breakdown of Byron's marriage in 1816 and his (self-) exile in Italy, their friendship was sustained in a correspondence that is one of the most lively and revealing of the period" (ODNB).
The last two volumes are published by... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 145838
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.
London : 1881An attractively bound set of Shakespeare's works.
Originally published in 1860, it was edited by Charles Cowden Clarke and his wife, Mary (née Novello). Charles was a Shakespeare scholar and, in his youth, a close friend of John Keats, who in his poem "To Charles Cowden Clarke", wrote that his friend had "first taught me all the sweets of song"... Learn More£750.00
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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
LYTTELTON, George, Lord. The Works.
London : 1776Third and best octavo edition (with the index), first published in 1774 and gathering various political pieces, Lyttelton's "Letters from a Persian in England to his friend in Ispahan", his very popular Dialogues of the Dead, co-written with the bluestocking Elizabeth Montagu, a smattering of poems, and a collection of letters to his father Sir Thomas... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 116436
HARDY, Thomas. The Works.
London : 1920The Mellstock edition, one of 500 sets signed by the author on the limitation page of volume I. The Mellstock is one of the most attractive collected editions of Hardy, printed in a clear and legible type, this copy in an attractive binding in lovely condition.
At Hardy's suggestion the edition was named after his fictional "Mellstock",... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 144165
MILTON, John. The Poetical Works.
London : 1809Second Todd edition, here "with considerable additions", following the first of 1801, the major revision being to the "thorough biographical study of Milton" (ODNB) that appears in volume I. Todd's edition was the standard text for fifty years. A handsomely bound set. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 137760
POE, Edgar Allan. The Works.
Chicago : 1894A 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 V. Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 114677
HARDY, Thomas. Works.
New York & London : 1905A complete lifetime edition of Hardy's novels, attractively bound and illustrated. It is unusual to encounter Hardy's works in a contemporary leather binding.
The first uniform and complete set of Hardy's fiction to that time was published in 1895-6 by Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., then the London representatives of Harper & Brothers. The two companies... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 146095
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
SMITH, Charles, & Walter Harris. The Antient and Present State of the County of Down.
Dublin : 1744First edition of The Antient and Present State, here combined unusually with the first London edition of its parent work, A Topographical and Chorographical Survey, presented in a very well preserved plain period binding.
Charles Smith (c. 1715 - 1762), the moving force behind this important book, could be described as an Irish John Aubrey,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141048
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
MARLOWE, Christopher. The Complete Plays.
New York : 1963First edition thus, an attractively printed work, handsomely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. The editor of this edition, Irving Ribner, was an American scholar whose works included The English History Play in the Age of Shakespeare (1957), Patterns in Shakespearean Tragedy (1960) and Jacobean Tragedy (1962). Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 136658
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); [Original Rackham-illustrated vellum binding:] The Open Road.
London : 1910This fine example of Rackham's work is a test piece by the artist, practicing his technique for drawing directly onto vellum, possibly in preparation for a private commission. The illustration features two unconnected design elements - vignettes drawn in black and coloured inks, each signed by Rackham with his initials, and very much in the style he... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 117312
BURTON, Sir Richard Francis. A plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights entertainments, now entituled the book of the Thousand Nights and a Night
Benares : 1885-88First edition thus, one of 1,000 copies only, in an attractive Riviere binding. Often considered Burton's most enduring work, this translation is somewhat explicit, as are some of Burton's notes.
The Kamashastra Society was Burton's vehicle to avoid prosecution, which would have been likely if this work had been published in an open edition.... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 143343
RUSKIN, John. The Seven Lamps of Architecture.
London : 1849First edition of the first of Ruskin's works to carry his name and the first to be illustrated. This copy is extra-illustrated with a later portrait of Ruskin as frontispiece.
His purpose was to "both secularize and make protestant the movement of the Gothic revival, drawing it away from the Roman Catholic influence of August Wegin Pugin" (ODNB).... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 142792
MORRIS, William. The Story of Sigurd the Volsung.
London : 1877First edition of Morris's Icelandic epic, his longest and most ambitious poem. Although dated 1877 this work was issued in November 1876. He had published a prose translation, in collaboration with Eirikr Magnusson, in 1870, though this edition presents the first appearance of his solo poetic treatment of the epic. "This four-book narrative in resounding... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 129025
MARIGNY, François Augier de. The History of the Arabians,
London : 1758First English edition, originally published at Paris in 1750, decidedly uncommon and presented here in an attractive period binding. This is an important history, covering the period from the foundation of Islam down to the death of the last Abbasid caliph Al-Musta'sim (reigned 1242-1258), executed following the Mongol sack of Baghdad.
The Abbé... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 144269
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
SELLAR, W. Y. The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age.
Oxford : 1899Handsomely bound copy of this overview of Roman poetry. Sellar's works, including "The Roman Poets of the Republic (1863), The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil (1877), and Horace and the Elegiac Poets, edited by W. P. Ker (1892) were all remarkable examples of sound and sensitive literary criticism" (ODNB). Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 140818
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
HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. The Autocrat at the Breakfast-Table; The Poet at the Breakfast-Table; The Professor at the Breakfast-Table.
London : 1911A handsomely bound set of Holmes's Breakfast Table series, his collections of essays which have remained his most enduring works, attractively illustrated by H. M. Brock. The series was first published in 1858, 1860, and 1872 respectively. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 144560
PLATO. The Republic.
London : 1898First Humphreys edition. This is an elegant copy of Plato's Republic. Davies and Vaughan's "easy flowing" translation was originally published in 1852, and "was the most popular English rendering of the Republic until the appearance of Benjamin Jowett's translations of Plato's complete works" (Tschemplik). Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 146060
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
ACKERMANN, Rudolph (publ.): GERNING, Johann Isaac von. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne:
London : 1820First illustrated edition, with plates watermarked 1816-20. By 1820, Rudolph Ackermann (17641834) had established himself as one of the premium publishers of colour plate books in Britain, largely thanks to a number of works on English topography starting with The Microcosm of London in 1808. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine was the first title in... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 136164
WILDE, Oscar. The Sphinx.
London : 1894First edition, first impression. Although the stated limitation was of 200 copies, there appear to have been 303 copies printed, with 128 copies left standing unbound in quires and it is possible that this copy was bound for Hatchards from one of the remaining unbound sheets (see Nelson). Wilde's poem, together with Charles Ricketts's art nouveau illustrations... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 131703
BONAR, Horatius. The Desert of Sinai: Notes on a Spring-Journey from Cairo to Beersheba.
London : 1857First edition. This is an engaging account written in journal form of an expedition around the Sinai Peninula in 1856. Contemporary reviews were highly favourable: "it may serve as a model of the style in which works of this kind ought to be written" (The Eclectic Review); "Dr Bonar seems to excel equally in accuracy of observation, and in cordial appreciation... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 140933
BURNE-JONES, Edward. The Flower Book.
London : 1905First edition, number 76 of 300 copies, initialled "F.A.S." (Fine Art Society) on the limitation page.
Burne-Jones (1833-1898) "began the series for his own pleasure in 1882, as a rest from more laborious work", and worked on the 38 roundels over the subsequent 16 years (Introduction). The roundels do not depict the flowers themselves, but were... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 146476
HAMMOND, Richard. Carnations Cultivated by Richard Hammond of Coddenham in the County of Suffolk.
[Ipswich : 1733A remarkable manuscript volume proudly detailing 84 varieties of carefully curated carnations accompanied by a number of reflective religious discourses. The unique work, which has been provided with a locally printed title page, contains 18 meticulously if naively hand-drawn and captioned illustrations depicting carnations, a campanula pyramidalis,... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 138840
SPEECHLY, William A Treatise on the Culture of the Vine.
York : 1790First edition. William Speechly (c.1740-1821) was gardener to the third Duke of Portland at his Welbeck Abbey estate in Nottinghamshire. Encouraged by the duke Speechly started writing down and publishing his knowledge and experience in gardening; in 1776 he had contributed to Alexander Hunter's edition of Evelyn's Silva, which was shortly followed... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 120229
ALVORD, Clarence Walworth. The Mississippi Valley in British Politics.
Cleveland, OH : 1917First 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 politics. The part played... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 114851
CHEKHOV, Anton - SMITH, Virginia Llewellyn. Anton Chekhov and the Lady with the Dog.
London : 1973First edition, first impression of this study of "Chekhov's relationships with women and the portrayal of them in his work" (p.xv). In a fine full morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.
Stock Code: 140506
DICKENS, Charles; ALDIN, Cecil (illus.) The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
London : 1910First edition thus, first impression. The Dickensian reviewed Cecil's edition upon publication, noting that "Aldin has very wisely chosen to illustrate the book throughout, and although it makes two large volumes, no one will regret that, considering the wealth of pictures it contains" (p. 322). Cecil Aldin was "identified with clever work in colour... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 130775
BASKERVILLE, John (printer). The Book of Common Prayer,
Cambridge : 1762Third Baskerville edition (first published in 1760), handsomely bound for Mary Stopford, Countess of Courtown (1769-1823), wife of James Stopford, 3rd Earl of Courtown, with her ink ownership inscription dated 25 February 1795 to binder's first blank, the Courtown armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, and two manuscript leaves of prayers mounted... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 144390
BURKE, Edmund. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful.
Chiswick : 1825An attractively printed and bound copy of Burke's great work on aesthetics.
First published in 1757, the Philosophical Enquiry was Burke's first truly successful work, winning praise in many quarters: Dr Johnson, "an example of true criticism"; Hume, "a very pretty treatise"; Reynolds, "the admirable treatise"; and Kant describing Burke as "the... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 142413
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
CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
London : 1956-8First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's great history of Britain, the British Empire, and the United States, here presented in a handsome contemporary binding.
Churchill began his history during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until the latter 1950s, after his final retirement as Prime... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 145387
INGOLDSBY, Thomas, pseud. of Richard Harris Barham. The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels.
London : 1855A handsomely bound set of this hugely popular work of Victorian literature.
The Ingoldsby Legends "began to appear in 1837 in Bentley's Miscellany. Under the guise of Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Everard in Kent, Barham 'discovered' old documents which provided the basis for his tales. In effect, most of these are reworkings of other narrative... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 144557
WINSOR, W. & H. C. Newton. Instructions for the Practice of Fresco Painting;
London : 1843First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the authors on the front free endpaper, "To C. Stanfield Esq. R. A., respectfully presented by his obedient humble servants, W. Winsor & H. Newton."
The recipient was Clarkson Stanfield, elected as a Royal Academician in February 1835, who "between 1820 and his last submission in 1867 showed 135... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 118578
STEWART, C. S. A Visit to the South Seas,
London : 1832First English and first illustrated edition; the New York edition of the preceding year was unillustrated. A very pretty set of an important work on Hawaii: "Stewart's acute observations on native life and customs and his description of the changes at court and advances in business conditions and society in general make this a valuable account" (Forbes).
"The... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 115104
LYSONS, Rev. Daniel. The Environs of London:
London : 1795-1811Large paper edition. The first edition was published in 1792-1800. The principal work of the topographer Daniel Lysons (1762-1834), produced with the keen support of Horace Walpole, to whom the work is dedicated. Many areas which were "environs" to Lysons are now firmly inside London, including Battersea, Bermondsey, Camberwell, Lambeth, Chelsea, Finchley,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 66054
MALCOLM, Sir John. The Life of Robert, Lord Clive:
London : 1836First edition of this important biography, the official life of Clive of India by Sir John Malcolm, another great Indian administrator, a work that has "never been adequately acknowledged as a landmark in the intellectual history of British India"; this copy presented in a lovely binding by one of the finest London binders of the period, Charles Hering... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 141273
JACKSON, Mary Ann. The Pictorial Flora;
London : 1840First edition of this remarkable collection of botanical drawings, gathered over five annual journeys across England and Wales, and comprising a catalogue of over 1,500 plant species. Jackson intended the present work "to serve as a handy and affordable alternative to more expensive and elaborate botanical plate books then available" (Carter). This... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140873
DICKENS, Charles. The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
London : 1870First edition, bound from the original monthly parts published between April and September 1870. The author's final work, it remained unfinished at the time of his death, in June 1870, and has prompted much speculation as to the resolution of the mystery. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 145355