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  • A Dictionary of the English Language compiled from Dr Johnson by Johnson, Dr.
    Johnson, Dr.
    A Dictionary of the English Language compiled from Dr Johnson With the Addition of Words since Familiarized to us. Also a Dictionary of Heathen Mythology to which is added a complete list of all the Cities, Boroughs, Towns and Remarkable Villages in England and Wales. And a Comprehensive view of English Grammar.

    London: Peacocks and Bampton, 1811. An attractive pocket edition of Johnson's Dictionary. Recent leather spine with label. Original boards with gilt edging. Frontis of the statue of Dr Johnson in St Paul's Cathedral, London. Mostly unpaginated.

    Condition: Spine and boards are in excellent condition. Internally, the book is in very good condition, but with some foxing, particularly to the initial pages. 3 contemporary signatures to the end paper, and an inked 'D' to the title page.

    Book ID: 2217
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  • Cassandra: The Fam'd Romance. The Whole Work in Five Parts by Cotterell, Charles.
    Cotterell, Charles.
    Cassandra: The Fam'd Romance. The Whole Work in Five Parts Written originally in French, and Now Elegantly rendred into English by Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of Ceremonies to His Late Majesty of Blessed Memory, and to our present Soveraign Charles II....

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Peter Parker: 1676. First Edition. Folio. Original full leather binding. 7 raised bands, with gilt ornamentation and label to spine. A little bumping and rubbing with some splitting to the spine edge. Armorial plate to the inside front board. Various inscriptions (see notes below). Frontis engraving. There is a little nicking to the edge of the engraving. Title in red and black. Closed tear to the title page. [viii], 1-576. pages. Most of the book is clean and tidy, but with a little marking to the last few pages. Overal a decent copy. A gift and legacy of the Earls of Lindsay. An old inked inscription to verso of the Frontis states "The legacy of King Charles the 1st…

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    London: Peter Parker: 1676. First Edition. Folio. Original full leather binding. 7 raised bands, with gilt ornamentation and label to spine. A little bumping and rubbing with some splitting to the spine edge. Armorial plate to the inside front board. Various inscriptions (see notes below). Frontis engraving. There is a little nicking to the edge of the engraving. Title in red and black. Closed tear to the title page. [viii], 1-576. pages. Most of the book is clean and tidy, but with a little marking to the last few pages. Overal a decent copy. A gift and legacy of the Earls of Lindsay. An old inked inscription to verso of the Frontis states "The legacy of King Charles the 1st to Montague Earl of Lindsey. L. M. Bertie." There is another copy of Bertie's signature on the book dated 1732. This would appear to be Capt. Lord Montagu Bertie (died 1753). He was the great grandson of the Earl referred to. (Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey). The term "legacy" here cannot be taken literally, and is more likely to refer to the statement to the title. Both the King and the Earl were dead by the time of publication of the book.
    A large armorial plate to the inside front board states "The Hon. James Bertie esq. of Westminster. Second son to James late Earl of Abingdon 1702." These were the son and grandson of Montague the second earl
    A further inscription to the inside front board states "The gift of Montague Earl of Abingdon to Charles Bertie Rector of Uffington." Charles another of the sons of the second earl (and brother of James whose bookplate is here) – so the book would appear to have moved around the family.
    The important relative here is Montagu (or Montague) Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsay. He was a Royalist, courtier, Member of Parliament and Gentleman of the Privy Chamber. He fought for Charles in the Civil War and was wounded at Naseby. He remained at the side of the King through the war, his surrender, imprisonment and execution.

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    Book ID: 1958
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  • One of the most beautiful illustrated editions of La Fontaine's work
    Contes et nouvelles en vers. Two Volumes by LA FONTAINE, Jean de
    LA FONTAINE, Jean de
    Contes et nouvelles en vers. Two Volumes

    Amsterdam: [ ], 1764. the most beautiful of the reproductions of the «des fermiers généraux» edition. (This was first issued in 1762).
    The illustration includes a portrait of La Fontaine as the frontispiece of the first volume, 65 vignettes including 1 on each of the engraved titles, 2 full page vignettes, and 2 woodcut vignettes to the contents page. And of course the 80 plates engraved by Charles Boily from Eisen's compositions. Most of the vignettes are after Choffard. The portrait of La Fontaine is engraved by Macret after Ficquet.
    Half calf. This has been recently restored, with the original leather sympathetically laid onto a new spine. Mottled boards. Minimal rubbing. Internally clean and tidy, with a touch…

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    Amsterdam: [ ], 1764. the most beautiful of the reproductions of the «des fermiers généraux» edition. (This was first issued in 1762).
    The illustration includes a portrait of La Fontaine as the frontispiece of the first volume, 65 vignettes including 1 on each of the engraved titles, 2 full page vignettes, and 2 woodcut vignettes to the contents page. And of course the 80 plates engraved by Charles Boily from Eisen's compositions. Most of the vignettes are after Choffard. The portrait of La Fontaine is engraved by Macret after Ficquet.
    Half calf. This has been recently restored, with the original leather sympathetically laid onto a new spine. Mottled boards. Minimal rubbing. Internally clean and tidy, with a touch of darkening only. A few minor marks and edgewear to the pages, but nothing to detract from the enjoyment of this copy. The plates are good impressions with firm strikes.
    frontis portrait, x pp., (1 f.), 214 pp., (1 f.), 16 pp., 39 plates; (1 f.), viij pp., (1 f.), 254 pp., (1 f.), 41 plates.
    20.5 x 12 cm.

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    Book ID: 2736
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  • De Historiis Philippicis by JUSTINUS, [MARCUS JUNIANUS]
    JUSTINUS, [MARCUS JUNIANUS]
    De Historiis Philippicis et totius mundi originibus, interpretatione et notis illustravit Petrus Josephus Cantel

    Edition: First Thus

    Paris / Parisiis: Fredericum Leonard, 1677. First Delphin edition of Justinius's history. Original tan leather boards. Recent matching spine with gilt titles. Contemporary end papers, and bookplate for Dalton Hall library. engraved title of the Delphin series (showing Arion and dolphin, engraved by L. Moreau). Title page has engraved vignette. The Delphin editions, were a collection of classic works, printed in Latin, produced from the 1670's and intended to be a comprehensive collection. The original volumes each have an engraving of Arion and the Dolphin, and the appropriate inscription in usum serenissimi Delphini. The volumes were created for Louis, le Grand Dauphin, heir of Louis XIV (Delphin is the adjective derived from dauphin). There were 25 produced. [14], 329, [1], [156] pp.

    Condition: Overall the book is in very nice condition. The original boards have a little fading to the edges, but are clean and tidy, with minimal bumping. The gilt edge to the book has been re-laid. The new spine, is in keeping with the original, and is bright and tidy. Internally clean throughout, with just a touch of darkening to the edges. Overall an excellent copy.

    Book ID: 1373
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  • De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni by CURTI, Q. Rufi.
    CURTI, Q. Rufi.
    De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni Cum Supplementis Freinshemii. Interpretatione et notis illustravit Michael le Tellier e Societate Jesu. Jussu Christianissimi Regis, in usum Serenissimi Delphini

    Edition: First Thus

    Parisiis / Paris: Fredericum Leonard, 1678. First Delphin edition of this biography of Alexander the Great of Macedonia. Original tan leather boards. Recent matching spine with gilt titles. Contemporary end papers, and bookplate for Dalton Hall library. engraved title of the Delphin series (showing Arion and dolphin, engraved by J. Edelinck). Title page has engraved vignette. Initials, head and tail-pieces The Delphin editions, were a collection of classic works, printed in Latin, produced from the 1670's and intended to be a comprehensive collection. The original volumes each have an engraving of Arion and the Dolphin, and the appropriate inscription in usum serenissimi Delphini. The volumes were created for Louis, le Grand Dauphin, heir of Louis XIV (Delphin is the…

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    Parisiis / Paris: Fredericum Leonard, 1678. First Delphin edition of this biography of Alexander the Great of Macedonia. Original tan leather boards. Recent matching spine with gilt titles. Contemporary end papers, and bookplate for Dalton Hall library. engraved title of the Delphin series (showing Arion and dolphin, engraved by J. Edelinck). Title page has engraved vignette. Initials, head and tail-pieces The Delphin editions, were a collection of classic works, printed in Latin, produced from the 1670's and intended to be a comprehensive collection. The original volumes each have an engraving of Arion and the Dolphin, and the appropriate inscription in usum serenissimi Delphini. The volumes were created for Louis, le Grand Dauphin, heir of Louis XIV (Delphin is the adjective derived from dauphin). There were 25 produced. [xxxiv], 417, [i], [133], [i]. pp

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    Condition: Overall the book is in very nice condition. The original boards have a little fading to the edges, but are clean and tidy, with minimal bumping. The gilt edge to the book has been re-laid. The new spine, is in keeping with the original, and is bright and tidy. Internally clean throughout, with just a touch of darkening to the edges.

    Book ID: 1375
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  • DE VERBORUM SIGNIFICATIONE. LIB. XX. NOTIS ET EMENDATIONIBUS ILLUSTRAVIT ANDREAS DEACERIUS IN USUM SERENISSIMI DELPHINI by FLACCUS, [MARCUS VERIUS] & FESTUS, [SEXTUS POMPEIUL].
    FLACCUS, [MARCUS VERIUS] & FESTUS, [SEXTUS POMPEIUL].
    DE VERBORUM SIGNIFICATIONE. LIB. XX. NOTIS ET EMENDATIONIBUS ILLUSTRAVIT ANDREAS DEACERIUS IN USUM SERENISSIMI DELPHINI Accedunt in hac Nova Editione Notae integrae Josephi Scaglieri, Fulvii Ursini, & Antonii Augustini, cum Fragmentis & Schedis, atque Indice novo.

    Edition: Reprint

    Amsterdam / Amstelodami: Huguetanorum, 1700. Second (? - 1st thus was 1699) Delphin edition of Flaccus's etymological / grammatical work, epitomised and expanded by Festus. Original tan leather boards. Recent matching spine with gilt titles. Contemporary end papers, and bookplate for Dalton Hall library. engraved title of the Delphin series (showing Arion and dolphin, engraved by L. Moreau). Title page (in black and red) has engraved vignette. Initials, head and tail-pieces. The Delphin editions, were a collection of classic works, printed in Latin, produced from the 1670's and intended to be a comprehensive collection. The original volumes each have an engraving of Arion and the Dolphin, and the appropriate inscription in usum serenissimi Delphini. The volumes were created for…

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    Amsterdam / Amstelodami: Huguetanorum, 1700. Second (? - 1st thus was 1699) Delphin edition of Flaccus's etymological / grammatical work, epitomised and expanded by Festus. Original tan leather boards. Recent matching spine with gilt titles. Contemporary end papers, and bookplate for Dalton Hall library. engraved title of the Delphin series (showing Arion and dolphin, engraved by L. Moreau). Title page (in black and red) has engraved vignette. Initials, head and tail-pieces. The Delphin editions, were a collection of classic works, printed in Latin, produced from the 1670's and intended to be a comprehensive collection. The original volumes each have an engraving of Arion and the Dolphin, and the appropriate inscription in usum serenissimi Delphini. The volumes were created for Louis, le Grand Dauphin, heir of Louis XIV (Delphin is the adjective derived from dauphin). There were 25 produced. [25], 596, [iv], 96 pp. + [24] indices

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    Condition: Overall the book is in very nice condition. The original boards have a little fading to the edges, but are clean and tidy, with minimal bumping. The gilt edge to the book has been re-laid. The new spine, is in keeping with the original, and is bright and tidy. Internally clean throughout, with just a touch of darkening to the edges.

    Book ID: 1374
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  • Index verborum ac phrasium Luciani sive Lexicon lucianeum ad editiones omnes maxime novissimam Westenianam concinnatum a Car. Conr. Reitzio by REITZIO, Car. Conr. & LUCIAN (Luciani)
    REITZIO, Car. Conr. & LUCIAN (Luciani)
    Index verborum ac phrasium Luciani sive Lexicon lucianeum ad editiones omnes maxime novissimam Westenianam concinnatum a Car. Conr. Reitzio

    Trajecti ad Rhenum [Utrecht]: Hermanni Besseling. This index volume forms Volume 4 of the works of Lucian published between 1743 and 1746. [8], xvi 500, [ii]. pp Full leather. The spine has gone, and the front and rear boards are detached from the text block. The title page and first gather are also detached. The leather boards have been held onto the book by tape at some point, and the outlines of this can be seen to the boards. Moderate foxing throughout. Sold as a complete copy of the index, in need of a re-bind.

    Book ID: 2799
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  • A two volume work from the library of Compton Mackenzie
    L'Hermite de Londres ou Observations sur les Moeurs et Usages des Anglais au Commencement du IXIe Siecle, by JOUY, De M. De
    JOUY, De M. De
    L'Hermite de Londres ou Observations sur les Moeurs et Usages des Anglais au Commencement du IXIe Siecle, Fasiant Suite a la Collection des Moeurs Francaises De M. De Jouy, membre de L'Acadamie Francais

    Paris: Chez Pillet Aine, 1822. A two volume work. Each is half leather, with marbled boards and burgundy labels to the spines. Mixed editions. Volume one is the fourth edition from 1822. Volume two is the second edition of 1821. Each volume has the bookplate of Compton Mackenzie to the inside front board. Owner's inscription to the front end paper of each volume (B. Lumley) Each volume has an engraved frontis and there is a fold out map to volume one. Numerous vignettes throughout the works. A note with the books states that they were acquired from the library that Mackenzie left on Jethou, a small island in the Channel Islands, occupied by one tenant - which was Mackenzie…

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    Paris: Chez Pillet Aine, 1822. A two volume work. Each is half leather, with marbled boards and burgundy labels to the spines. Mixed editions. Volume one is the fourth edition from 1822. Volume two is the second edition of 1821. Each volume has the bookplate of Compton Mackenzie to the inside front board. Owner's inscription to the front end paper of each volume (B. Lumley) Each volume has an engraved frontis and there is a fold out map to volume one. Numerous vignettes throughout the works. A note with the books states that they were acquired from the library that Mackenzie left on Jethou, a small island in the Channel Islands, occupied by one tenant - which was Mackenzie from 1920-23 when he moved to Barra in the Hebrides.

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    Condition: Overall, the condition of these works is good. There is a little rubbing to the edges of the boards and leather - but no splitting or breaking. Two (of four) labels have come away from the spines. Internally, the books are clean and tidy with a touch of darkening to the page edges.

    Book ID: 1537
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  • Les Comedies de Shakespeare by SHAKESPEARE, William.
    SHAKESPEARE, William.
    Les Comedies de Shakespeare Les comédies traduites par Suzanne Bing et Jacques Copeau, illustré de nombreux dessins dans et hors texte par Charles Berthold Mahn

    Paris: Union Latine D'Editions, 1952. Une belle copie de cet ensemble de 7 volumes des Comédies de Shakespeare. Compléter. Limité à tous les 6150 exemplaires, livres de poche sous couvertures pliées, chemises et étuis de l'éditeur. Livre illustré par Berthold Mahn. Exemplaire sur vélin Renage (n ° 2619). Série en parfait état. Texte en français. Texte imprimé en rouge et noir. 23 cm x 18 cm. Contient: Peines d'amour perdues; Les Deux gentilshommes de Vérone. 1 volume 286 pages; La Comédie des erreurs. Le Songe d'une nuit d'été. 1 volume 224 pages; La Mégère apprivoisée. Tout est bien qui finit bien. 1 volume 294 pages; Le Marchand de Venise. Les Joyeuses Commères de Windsor. 1 volume 294 pages; Comme…

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    Paris: Union Latine D'Editions, 1952. Une belle copie de cet ensemble de 7 volumes des Comédies de Shakespeare. Compléter. Limité à tous les 6150 exemplaires, livres de poche sous couvertures pliées, chemises et étuis de l'éditeur. Livre illustré par Berthold Mahn. Exemplaire sur vélin Renage (n ° 2619). Série en parfait état. Texte en français. Texte imprimé en rouge et noir. 23 cm x 18 cm. Contient: Peines d'amour perdues; Les Deux gentilshommes de Vérone. 1 volume 286 pages; La Comédie des erreurs. Le Songe d'une nuit d'été. 1 volume 224 pages; La Mégère apprivoisée. Tout est bien qui finit bien. 1 volume 294 pages; Le Marchand de Venise. Les Joyeuses Commères de Windsor. 1 volume 294 pages; Comme il vous plaira. Beaucoup de bruit pour rien. 1 volume 280 pages; La Nuit des rois. Mesure pour mesure. 1 volume 280 pages; Le Conte d'hiver. La Tempête. 1 volume 266 pages. A lovely copy of this 7 volume set of Shakespeare's Comedies. Complete. Limited to all 6150 copies, paperbacks under folded covers, folders and publisher's cases. Book illustrated by Berthold Mahn. Copy on Renage vellum (n ° 2619). Series in perfect condition. Text in French. Text printed in red and black. 23cm x 18cm. Contains: Peines d'amour perdues; Les Deux gentilshommes de Vérone. 1 volume 286 pages;  La Comédie des erreurs. Le Songe d'une nuit d'été. 1 volume 224 pages; La Mégère apprivoisée. Tout est bien qui finit bien. 1 volume 294 pages; Le Marchand de Venise. Les Joyeuses Commères de Windsor. 1 volume 294 pages;  Comme il vous plaira. Beaucoup de bruit pour rien. 1 volume 280 pages;  La Nuit des rois. Mesure pour mesure. 1 volume 280 pages; Le Conte d'hiver. La Tempête. 1 volume 266 pages. 

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    Book ID: 2955
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  • Lucian and the Tragic Performances in his Time. by Kokolakis, Minos.
    Kokolakis, Minos.
    Lucian and the Tragic Performances in his Time.

    Edition: First Edition

    Athens: A. Sideris and Co: 1961. Soft cream covers. Stapled. Handwritten note to the top of the cover "For review in the Classical Review". Printed from ΠΛATΩN Vol XII. 1960 Fasc. A. author [ MINΩΣ KOKOΛAKHΣ ] was a Greek author and academic who specialised in the work of Lucian. 45pp.

    Condition: A very nice clean copy. Soft cream wrappers. The staples are a little rusted. Otherwise in excellent condition.

    Book ID: 1283
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  • M. Valerii Martialis Epigrammatum libros XV: by MARTIAL
    MARTIAL
    M. Valerii Martialis Epigrammatum libros XV: interpretatione et notis illustravit Vincentius Collesso J.C. jussu christianissimi regis, ad usum serenissimi Delphini
    .

    Edition: First Thus

    Paris / Parissi: Antonium Cellier, 1680. First Delphin edition. Original tan leather boards. Recent matching spine with gilt titles. Contemporary end papers, and bookplate for Dalton Hall library. engraved title of the Delphin series (showing Arion and dolphin, engraved by L. Moreau). Title page has engraved vignette. Contemporary signatures of Charles & Henry Molins Davenant. (see below). The Delphin editions, were a collection of classic works, printed in Latin, produced from the 1670's and intended to be a comprehensive collection. The original volumes each have an engraving of Arion and the Dolphin, and the appropriate inscription in usum serenissimi Delphini. The volumes were created for Louis, le Grand Dauphin, heir of Louis XIV (Delphin is the adjective derived from dauphin). There were 25 produced. [28], 793, [1], 59, 168 pp.

    Condition: Overall the book is in very nice condition. The original boards have a little fading to the edges, but are clean and tidy, with minimal bumping. The gilt edge to the book has been re-laid. The new spine, is in keeping with the original, and is bright and tidy. Internally clean throughout, with just a touch of darkening to the edges. There are a few light pencil annotations to the margins. Overall an excellent copy.

    Book ID: 1372
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  • Madame De Maintenon, Peinte Par Elle-Même by MADAME DE MAINTENON, [Amélie Suard]
    MADAME DE MAINTENON, [Amélie Suard]
    Madame De Maintenon, Peinte Par Elle-Même

    Paris: Maradan, 1810. Second edition. Hardback. In full calf, with scored design to boards and gilt stamped details and title. Spine has sustained some damage at head and tail, but been repaired. Boards have a few rubbed areas. Marbled endpapers and matching marbling to closed page edges. Some foxing - mainly to prelims. Overall a good copy. Text in French. lvij, 422 pp. 220 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches).

    Book ID: 2959
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  • Métamorphoses d'Ovide, traduites en françois, avec des remarques et des explications historiques by Banier, Abbé
    Banier, Abbé
    Métamorphoses d'Ovide, traduites en françois, avec des remarques et des explications historiques par M. l'abbé Banier, de l'Académie Royale des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres. Nouvelle édition, augmentée de la Vie d'Ovide

    Paris: chez Hochereau: 1768. A lovely three volume set of this work. First edition thus. Complete in three volumes. Gilt decoration to spines and edges of boards. Marbled end papers. Attractive title cartouche. (2), LXXXIV, (24), 287. (2), 422. (2), 363, (8). pp

    Condition: There is a little rubbing to the edges of the boards and slight bumping but an attractive set. Internally clean and tidy throughout.

    Book ID: 1798
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  • Montaigne's Essays. by MONTAIGNE, Michel De / STEWARD, J.I.M. (Editor)
    MONTAIGNE, Michel De / STEWARD, J.I.M. (Editor)
    Montaigne's Essays.

    London: The Nonesuch Press, 1931. Two volumes. These copy # 160 of an edition limited to 900 copies. In the original morocco bindings with Que Scay-Je? (What do I know?) gilt stamped to green leather on both of the front boards. Green endpapers. Gilt top page edges. Other edges rough-cut. Boards a little darkened / stained. Inside tight and virtually spotless. Volume I: xxxviii, 724 pp. Volume II: vi, 708 pp. 21.5 x 13.5 cm.

    Originally in French, this work cover diverse subjects; from 'Drunkennesse' to 'Smels and odors', 'Friendship', and 'Cruelty', plus 'education of Children'.

    Book ID: 2925
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  • Our American Adventure by CONAN DOYLE, Arthur
    CONAN DOYLE, Arthur
    Our American Adventure

    London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover in original gilt-blocked cloth. 220 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Condition: In clear protective laminate (permanent) covering. Corners are a little bumped, and slight fraying to head and tail of spine. Sporadic foxing throughout. Embossed ex-libris to top left of title page.

    Book ID: 2492
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  • Poems on Several Occasions: with Valentinian; a tragedy. by ROCHESTER, John Wilmot, Earl of.
    ROCHESTER, John Wilmot, Earl of.
    Poems on Several Occasions: with Valentinian; a tragedy.

    Edition: First Thus

    London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1705. Contemporary blind stamped full leather binding, with gilt surround and decoration to the spine. Burgundy label. Armourial book plate to the inside front board (John Ward). Pp.177-208 repeated in pagination; but text and register are continuous [A8, a8 B- R8]. The work boasts two prefaces and a prefatory poem. In the first (anonymous) the author gives many comparisons between Rochester and Horace (in which Horace is found wanting!) in the second, written anonymously but by Thomas Rymer, we are told that the volume contains 'such Pieces only, as may be receiv'd in a vertuous Court, and not unbecome the Cabinet of the Severest Matron' and is therefore to be regarded only as a…

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    London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1705. Contemporary blind stamped full leather binding, with gilt surround and decoration to the spine. Burgundy label. Armourial book plate to the inside front board (John Ward). Pp.177-208 repeated in pagination; but text and register are continuous [A8, a8 B- R8]. The work boasts two prefaces and a prefatory poem. In the first (anonymous) the author gives many comparisons between Rochester and Horace (in which Horace is found wanting!) in the second, written anonymously but by Thomas Rymer, we are told that the volume contains 'such Pieces only, as may be receiv'd in a vertuous Court, and not unbecome the Cabinet of the Severest Matron' and is therefore to be regarded only as a selection of Rochester's writings John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647 – 1680), was an English poet and courtier of King Charles II's Restoration court. Rochester was the embodiment of the new era, and he is as well known for his rakish lifestyle as his poetry, although the two were often interlinked (He died, aged 33 from Venereal Disease). He was described by Andrew Marvell as "the best English satirist." His best known work is "A Satyr Against Reason and Mankind" (printed here as "A Satyr Against Mankind"). [10], xvi, [6], 208, 177-223, [1]p.

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    Condition: Overall a very nice copy of this early edition. The leather binding is clean, but with a touch of nicking to the head and tail of the spine (minor loss) slight cracking to the hinge edges, but holding well. Internally clean, but with mild darkening and foxing throughout. There is a stain to the rear end papers (not affecting any text). The gilt to the spine is a little rubbed, but still attractive.

    Book ID: 1665
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  • Pseudosophista Sev Soloecista by Luciani
    Luciani
    Pseudosophista Sev Soloecista Cum Notis & Animadversionibus Johannis Georgii Graevil

    Amstelodami: Danielem Elzevirium: 1668. This was the first separate edition of this work. Translated from the original Greek into Latin. Recent buckram spine with grey card boards. Recent owner's name to the front end papers.

    Condition: A touch of darkening to the spine and boards. The pages are a little darkened. There is slight nicking to the edges of the title page.

    Book ID: 1001
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  • Quintus Horatius Flaccus by HORACE / HORATIUS
    HORACE / HORATIUS
    Quintus Horatius Flaccus

    Birminghamiae: Joannis Baskverville / Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1762. A first edition thus of this work of Horace - 1st Baskerville edition. Contemporary full white leather binding with gilt decoration to the edge of the front board and spine. label with titles to the spine. Marbled end papers. Frontis illus. of Virgil with pupils. Vignette of Britannia to the title page. John Baskerville (1706-1775) was a Birmingham printer and type designer - variants of his work are still used on computers today. In 1758 he became a printer for Cambridge University. He died in 1775. pp viii,300, [i - Errata leaf]

    Condition: The binding has a little darkening to the boards and spine, but is tight and sound. Internally clean and tidy, with a little darkening / foxing only.

    Book ID: 1680
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  • Very scarce two volume work
    Selections from the most celebrated foreign literary journals and other periodical publications by TOOKE, William
    TOOKE, William
    Selections from the most celebrated foreign literary journals and other periodical publications

    London: J. Debrett, 1798. Two volumes. Sympathetically rebound in half calf, with new leather spines, but retaining carefully restored original marbled boards. 220 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches). Vol I: viii, 526 pp. Vol II: viii, 528 pp. William Tooke (1744–1820) was a British clergyman and an historian of Russia. This work gives a fascinating historical perspective, not only on his favoured Russia, but also on everything from the way ladies dressed in Peru, to the use of spices in 'the torrid zone'.

    Condition: Original boards a little rubbed, but recent leather all very good. Some spots of foxing internally.

    Book ID: 2490
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  • The Love Books of Ovid by OVID, Translated By J. Lewis May
    OVID, Translated By J. Lewis May
    The Love Books of Ovid Being the Amores, Ars Amatoria, Remedia Amoris and Medicamina Faciei Femineae of Publius Ovidius Naso

    London: John Lane / The Bodley Head, 1925. First Edition Thus. Limited edition of 3,000 copies; this copy remains unnumbered. Hardback in blue, with gilt vignette to front and gilt lettering to spine. This edition is translated from Latin by J. Lewis May. 24 full- page colour and b/w illustrated plates by Jean De Bosschère; all those intended have their tissue guards. Top of page edges in dark blue. xxxiv, 216 pp. 250 by 165 mm (9¾ by 6½ inches).

    Condition: In a very good condition, with minimal handling. With armorial bookplate of J. F. D. Tutt to front pastedown.

    Book ID: 2931
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