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1707 Spanish Libertines STEVENS translation SCARCE 1st
1707 Spanish Libertines STEVENS translation SCARCE 1st

Price: £1,133.99

Full calf leather binding with gilt lettering to spine. The first edition of this scarce and important work. Contains 3 Spanish stories and a play translated into English by John Stevens. The Spanish works are attribued to...

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1722 Daniel Defoe Moll Flanders The Fortunes and Misfortunes Rare First Edition
1722 Daniel Defoe Moll Flanders The Fortunes and Misfortunes Rare First Edition

Price: £24,750.00

A very scarce first edition of this celebrated novel by Daniel Defoe.One of Defoe's most famous works, second only to Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders is a first-person picaresque novel purportedly written by the heroine herself.  Very...

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1728 The Adventures of Telemachus The Son of Ulysses Littlebury Boyer Vol I
1728 The Adventures of Telemachus The Son of Ulysses Littlebury Boyer Vol I

Price: £130.00

This is an illustrated copy of the adventures of Telemachus.The twelfth edition. Volume I of II.With full page plates and a map of Telemachus's travels.

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1751 History of Pompey the Little Adventures of a Lap Dog Francis Coventry
1751 History of Pompey the Little Adventures of a Lap Dog Francis Coventry

Price: £215.00

A scarce edition of this satirical romance by English novelist Francis Coventry.This novel satirises popular London society at the time and revels in the genre's coarse humour. It is recorded as one of the novels sent...

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1761 3Vol J J Rousseau Lettres de Deux Amans La Nouvelle Heloise English Piracy
1761 3Vol J J Rousseau Lettres de Deux Amans La Nouvelle Heloise English Piracy

Price: £500.00

A scarce English piracy of this famous work by Jean Jacques Rousseau.Issued in the same year as the first edition. The imprint is false and does not match the true first. The style and typography are English and title page ornaments...

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1773 Jean-Francois Marmontel Belisarius English Translation Full Calf
1773 Jean-Francois Marmontel Belisarius English Translation Full Calf

Price: £385.00

 An attractive English translation of the French writers proscribed novel about Belisarius, the Byzantine military leader.  The French title is Belisaire, and the work was remarkable for its critique of the Ancin Regime....

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1774 3vol Spiritual Don Quixote Summers Ramble Geoffry Wildgoose Richard Graves
1774 3vol Spiritual Don Quixote Summers Ramble Geoffry Wildgoose Richard Graves

Price: £595.00

A lovely set of Graves's comic romance tale, a satire of Methodism. Second Edition. With engraved frontispieces to every volume, and a vignette title to volume I. Complete in three volumes. Richard Graves (17151804) was an English...

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1779 ENGLISH PROLOGUES and EPILOGUES Literature LEATHER
1779 ENGLISH PROLOGUES and EPILOGUES Literature LEATHER

Price: £69.99

Full calf leather binding with red and gilt spine label. The fourth and final volume of this very scarce collection of epilogues and prologues illustrated with seven engraved plates of the following actors;  George Alexander...

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1780 The Adventures of Roderick Random Tobias Smollett Illustrated Uncommon
1780 The Adventures of Roderick Random Tobias Smollett Illustrated Uncommon

Price: £125.00

An uncommon illustrated copy of this novel by Tobias Smollett.Complete in 2 volumes bound in one.Tobias Smollett (1721-1771) was a Scottish poet and author, best known for his picaresque novels, which influenced later novelists...

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1785-95 2 Vol Josef Richter Briefe Eines Eipeldauers an Seinen Herrn Vetter
1785-95 2 Vol Josef Richter Briefe Eines Eipeldauers an Seinen Herrn Vetter

Price: £220.00

A scarce first edition Josef Richter's Briefe eines Eipeldauers an seinen Herrn Vetter.An Austrian writer, Josef Richter (1749-1813) who published several works of poetry as well as novels. Writing in the age of Josephinism that followed...

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1786 JOHN HENDERSON Letters + Poems IRELAND 1st
1786 JOHN HENDERSON Letters + Poems IRELAND 1st

Price: £76.99

The first edition in paper covers. An important memoir of one of the best actors of the eighteenth century.

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1792 4 Vol Fables Choisies Mises en Vers Jean de La Fontaine Illustrated
1792 4 Vol Fables Choisies Mises en Vers Jean de La Fontaine Illustrated

Price: £770.00

This is an illustrated four volume set of collected fables.Complete in four volumes.Published in French.Jean de La Fontaine was the most famous French fabulists and of of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is...

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1796 5 Vol Fanny Burney Camilla: Or A Picture of Youth First Edition
1796 5 Vol Fanny Burney Camilla: Or A Picture of Youth First Edition

Price: £1,700.00

A first edition of Fanny Burney's Camilla.An English novelist, diarist, and playwright, Fanny Burney (1752-1840) had a long and prosperous writing career. Through writing four novels, eight plays, twenty volumes of journals and letters,...

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1798 4 Vols Richard Cumberland Henry From Author of Arundel Frontispiece
1798 4 Vols Richard Cumberland Henry From Author of Arundel Frontispiece

Price: £150.00

A third edition of Henry by Richard Cumberland.Illustrated with frontispieces.Richard Cumberland (1732-1811) was an English dramatist who also worked as a civil servant. His diplomatic career led him on missions to Spain...

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1801 ENTERTAINING MORALIST Fisher Leather + FRONTIS
1801 ENTERTAINING MORALIST Fisher Leather + FRONTIS

Price: £68.99

Full tree calf leather original binding with frontispiece and two further plates!  Includes selections from The Rambler, The Adventurer, The World, and The Gentleman's Magazine, as well as poetry by Elizabeth Carter, Hannah...

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1801 The Black Valley or The Castle of Rosenberg Gothic Bluebook Illustrated
1801 The Black Valley or The Castle of Rosenberg Gothic Bluebook Illustrated

Price: £250.00

A scarce work in the gothic bluebook style. Part of the "English Nights Entertainment" series.The Black Valley; Or, The Castle of Rosenberg is likely an abridged imitation of the Veit Weber's German gothic novel...

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1803 2 Vol John Moore Zeluco Various Views of Human Nature Publishers Boards
1803 2 Vol John Moore Zeluco Various Views of Human Nature Publishers Boards

Price: £95.00

A scarce copy of John Moore's Zeluco.With 9 plates.A Scottish physician and novelist, John Moore influenced the poetry of Byron through his popular literary work Zeluco.

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1808 Henry Fielding Joseph Andrews Greenly Half Calf Two Volumes In One
1808 Henry Fielding Joseph Andrews Greenly Half Calf Two Volumes In One

Price: £45.00

The first  full novel of the dramatist and satirist Joseph Fielding, defined by him as, "a comic epic poem in prose".With both volumes in one binding, the copy is directly from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later...

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1817 The Happy Travellers or a Trip to France Frances Bowyer Vaux Very Scarce
1817 The Happy Travellers or a Trip to France Frances Bowyer Vaux Very Scarce

Price: £660.00

A very scarce edition of this work by Frances Bowyer Vaux. Frances Bowyer Vaux is best known for her fictional work, Domestic Pleasures, which, similarly to The Happy Travellers is a Quaker inspired narrative aimed at children. All...

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1817 Thomas Moore Lalla Rookh An Oriental Romance Bound In Half Morocco
1817 Thomas Moore Lalla Rookh An Oriental Romance Bound In Half Morocco

Price: £65.00

An early copy of the Irish bards narrative poem, Lalla Rookh.  The work consists of four narrative poems with a connecting tale in prose. The title is taken from the name of the heroine of the frame tale, the daughter of the 17th-century...

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1818 3Vol Marriage A Novel Susan Ferrier First Edition
1818 3Vol Marriage A Novel Susan Ferrier First Edition

Price: £250.00

A three volume first edition set of Susan Ferrier's Marriage: A Novel in Three Volumes.Susan Edmonstone Ferrier (1782 1854) was a Scottish novelist.The novels, which combine humour with vivid accounts of Scottish social life and sharp...

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1818 4Vols The Select Works of Lawrence Sterne Complete
1818 4Vols The Select Works of Lawrence Sterne Complete

Price: £300.00

A four volume set of selected works by Lawrence Sterne.With the life of the author.Lawrence [Laurence] Sterne was an Anglo irish novelist best known for his novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy. Sterne was also an Anglican...

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1819 Tales of My Landlord First Series Vol IV Sir Walter Scott
1819 Tales of My Landlord First Series Vol IV Sir Walter Scott

Price: £50.00

A copy of Vol IV of this fictional work by Sir Walter Scott, writing under the pseudonym Jedediah Cleishbotham.Vol IV of IV only. Tales of My Landlord is a series of novels in four series that form a subset of Scott's Waverley Novels....

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1821 LEIGH HUNT The Months LEATHER Fiction 1st
1821 LEIGH HUNT The Months LEATHER Fiction 1st

Price: £470.00

Full speckled calf leather binding with gilt detail and titles to spine. A scarce copy of the first edition of Hunt's delightful work on the months of the year. James Henry Leigh Hunt (October 19, 1784 August 28, 1859) was an...

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1822 the Raven and the Dove Mary Cameron Ninth Edition
1822 the Raven and the Dove Mary Cameron Ninth Edition

Price: £24.99

A children's book by prolific 1781-1858 author Mary Cameron. Cameron wrote many books of which The Holiday Queen, Little Dog Flora and The Kind Little Boy are examples. This 1822 copy includes some charming illustrations.

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1825 PETER PINDAR satire VERSE Wolcot FRONTIS
1825 PETER PINDAR satire VERSE Wolcot FRONTIS

Price: £19.99

Blind embossed brown cloth binding with engraved frontispiece! This collection of celebrated satire and verse, written by John Wolcot, was first published in London in 1791 and was much copied and parodied.

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1825 William Clarke The Cigar Volume 1 First Edition Ex Selbourne Collection
1825 William Clarke The Cigar Volume 1 First Edition Ex Selbourne Collection

Price: £110.00

A peculiar volume of satirical sketches in poetry and prose.Like many works of this type this was published anonymously. Characters and stereotypes of early 19th century Britain are brought to life, with the stated aim of both amusement...

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1825 William Williams The Journal of Llewellin Penrose Frontispiece Scarce
1825 William Williams The Journal of Llewellin Penrose Frontispiece Scarce

Price: £850.00

A scarce copy of this novel by English- American painter William Wiliams. Thought to be semi-autobiographical, this book details the journey of a sailor who is cast away in the New World. Written in the mid-1700s, this book did...

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1828 Bernadin de Saint-Pierre Paul & Virginia Elizabeth The Indian Cottage 3in1
1828 Bernadin de Saint-Pierre Paul & Virginia Elizabeth The Indian Cottage 3in1

Price: £22.00

Three French children's books in one volume, translated into English, from the Selbourne collection.Paul and Virginia is perhaps Bernadine Saint-Pierre's best known work; in the 19th century it was very popular. It was first published...

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1829 24 Vol Walter Scott Waverley Novels Ivanhoe Rob Roy Kenilworth The Pirate
1829 24 Vol Walter Scott Waverley Novels Ivanhoe Rob Roy Kenilworth The Pirate

Price: £195.00

An usual edition of this collection of Walter Scott's 'Waverley Novels'.An extremely popular historical novelist, Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) had fans across Britain, Europe, Australia, and North America. Scott was...

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1830 Forget Me Not Christmas New Year's and Birthday Present Illustrated
1830 Forget Me Not Christmas New Year's and Birthday Present Illustrated

Price: £55.00

An annual 1830 volume with copious collected stories and poems.Includes a contribution by Lord Byron. Illustrated with 13 plates by various artists.

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1830 Isabella Jane Towers Wanderings of Tom Starboard Frontispiece 6 Engravings
1830 Isabella Jane Towers Wanderings of Tom Starboard Frontispiece 6 Engravings

Price: £140.00

 An illustrated copy of this work by Isabella Towers.A work of fiction following Tom Starboard, a sailor who found himself voyaging throughout Asia and the Pacific, this work was a delight amongst the young readership of its time....

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1830 Samuel Rogers Italy A Poem Second Issue Illustrated By Turner And Stothard
1830 Samuel Rogers Italy A Poem Second Issue Illustrated By Turner And Stothard

Price: £165.00

The second issue of the first edition thus of this long poem by the Romantic Samuel Rogers.With the vignettes on p88 and 91 correctly placed, unlike the first issue.Samuel Rogers was an English poet and was much celebrated in...

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1840 Anonymous Brigand Tales Volume 2 Coloured Frontipieces Ex Selbourne 1st Ed.
1840 Anonymous Brigand Tales Volume 2 Coloured Frontipieces Ex Selbourne 1st Ed.

Price: £350.00

The second volume of this first edition very scarce collection of children's stories on the theme of brigands, from the Selbourne collection.The work is illustrated with hand-coloured frontispieces, which show scenes from each tale...

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1872-79 5vol BRET HARTE Gabriel Conroy Thankful Blossom
1872-79 5vol BRET HARTE Gabriel Conroy Thankful Blossom

Price: £195.00

Five volumes bound in half leather with marble paper-covered boards and gilt lettering, top page edges and decoration. Bret Harte (1836-1902), American novelist and poet. He wrote tales of pioneering life in gold rush towns...

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1883 Oliver Goldsmith The Vicar of Wakefield Fine Binding
1883 Oliver Goldsmith The Vicar of Wakefield Fine Binding

Price: £48.00

Oliver Goldsmith (1730 1774) was an Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright and poet.The Vicar of Wakefield is a novel by Irish writer Oliver Goldsmith. It was written in 1761 and 1762, and published in 1766, and was one of the most popular...

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1884 2vols Life Adventures Peter Wilkins ROBERT PALTOCK
1884 2vols Life Adventures Peter Wilkins ROBERT PALTOCK

Price: £195.00

Paltock's fantasy travel novel, complete in two volumes. First thus. Robert Paltock (16971767) was an English novelist and attorney. He was admired by Walter Scott, Coleridge, Southey and Charles Lamb. This novel is Paltock's most...

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1910 Laurence STERNE Sentimental France Italy ILLUS
1910 Laurence STERNE Sentimental France Italy ILLUS

Price: £39.99

An uncommon 1910 edition of Sterne's third and final novel, lavishly illustrated with full-colour plates by Everard Hopkins. Laurence Sterne (24 November 1713 18 March 1768) was a novelist and an Anglican clergyman....

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1925 3Vols D. Defoe Robinson Crusoe Adventures Farther Adventures & Reflections
1925 3Vols D. Defoe Robinson Crusoe Adventures Farther Adventures & Reflections

Price: £600.00

A limited edition of facsimiles of the original first editions of the Robinson Crusoe, from the Selbourne collection.The first Robinson Crusoe story was originally published anonymously in 1719 as the memoir of its protagonist,...

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1926 John Cleland Memoirs of a Coxcomb Limited Edition Bawdy Parody
1926 John Cleland Memoirs of a Coxcomb Limited Edition Bawdy Parody

Price: £75.00

A limited edition of John Cleland's Memoirs of a Coxcomb, a tale of male prostitution. John Cleland was an English novelist most famous and infamous as the author of Fanny Hill: or, the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, a novel...

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1933 4Vol WHITELAW The Republic of Letters Works of Eminent Writers Illustrated
1933 4Vol WHITELAW The Republic of Letters Works of Eminent Writers Illustrated

Price: £190.00

This is an attractive four volume set of works collected by A. Whitelaw.Complete in Four Volumes.A nice anthology of poetry and prose including works by William Wordsworth, Lord Byron and Robert Burns.With Twenty Engravings.The Republic...

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c1798- 1809 2 in 1 Fielding Journey from this World Man of Feeling Mackenzie
c1798- 1809 2 in 1 Fielding Journey from this World Man of Feeling Mackenzie

Price: £68.00

Two works by Henry Fielding and Henry Mackenzie bound together in one volume.Each work with a frontispiece and one engraved plate. Dates taken from engravings.Each work was published seperatley. Henry Fielding, an English novelist, is...

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c1807 The Net-Maker of Bagdad An Eastern Tale Folklore Colour Frontis Scarce
c1807 The Net-Maker of Bagdad An Eastern Tale Folklore Colour Frontis Scarce

Price: £270.00

A scarce fable-style tale set in the city of Baghdad. Wtih a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, dated 1807.

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c1809 John Moore Edward Evelyn Very Scarce Short Story Frontispiece
c1809 John Moore Edward Evelyn Very Scarce Short Story Frontispiece

Price: £90.00

A scarce short story "abridged from the works of Dr. Moore" and published posthumously.With frontispiece engraving under which is stated "published as the act directs Jan 26th 1809 by John Arliss". Decorative vignette to...

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c1821 Vol1 Les Amours Du Chevalier De Faublas, Louvet De Couvray French
c1821 Vol1 Les Amours Du Chevalier De Faublas, Louvet De Couvray French

Price: £29.99

The first volume of a four volume set of Jean-Baptise Louvet de Couvray's (1760 - 1797) 'The Romance of the Knight Faublas', originally written in 1787. The novel, of the eighteenth-century libertine genre, follows...

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[1813] Johnson History of Rasselas Zadig Solyman Stereotype Edition Scarce
[1813] Johnson History of Rasselas Zadig Solyman Stereotype Edition Scarce

Price: £30.00

A scarce copy of works published by Nuttall, Fisher, and Dixon.With 6 short stories.A stereotype edition of several novellas from well known authors.

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