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1636 Machiavels Discourses Upon the First Decade of T Livius First English Ed
1636 Machiavels Discourses Upon the First Decade of T Livius First English Ed

Price: £3,250.00

 Niccolo Machiavelli's political history work Discourses on Livy.This is the first English translation of this work.Translated by Edward Dacres, a prominent translator of Machiavelli's works.Collated, complete....

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1651 The Felicity of Queen Elizabeth and Her Times Francis Bacon First Edition
1651 The Felicity of Queen Elizabeth and Her Times Francis Bacon First Edition

Price: £4,500.00

A fascinating seventeenth century work mostly by Sir Francis Bacon.The first edition of this scarce work. Very rare, not seen at auction since 1977.Collated, complete. (ESTC R17340) This work begins with the titular work. Here...

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1658 Opuscula Varia Posthuma Philosophica Civilia Francis Bacon Scarce First Ed
1658 Opuscula Varia Posthuma Philosophica Civilia Francis Bacon Scarce First Ed

Price: £2,275.00

An important collection of posthumously published essays by Sir Francis Bacon.The first edition and the first publication of this work.Entirely in the original Latin. This work has been collated using the online copy available from...

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1676 Counsellor Manners His Last Legacy to His Son Enriched Josiah Dare Scarce
1676 Counsellor Manners His Last Legacy to His Son Enriched Josiah Dare Scarce

Price: £450.00

An instructional guide to seventeenth century society.A very scarce work, with no known copies sold in the last ten years.An early edition of this work which was first published three years earlier.Lacking the title page, preface,...

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1679 Baconiana or Certain Genuine Remains of Sir Francis Bacon First Edition
1679  Baconiana or Certain Genuine Remains of Sir Francis Bacon First Edition

Price: £1,150.00

A collection of essays by Sir Francis Bacon.The first edition, posthumously published, as most of Bacon's works were.With a portrait frontispiece of Sir Francis Bacon.With an introduction by the publisher.Sir Francis Bacon was an English...

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1685 A Second Volume of Discourses Hezekiah Burton Illustrated CriticismFirst
1685 A Second Volume of Discourses Hezekiah Burton Illustrated CriticismFirst

Price: £120.00

A selection of religious and critical discourses.The second publication of this type by Hezekiah Burton.With a loosely inserted engraved portrait of Burton.Hezekiah Burton was an English theologian. This second volume of discourses...

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1692 Miscellaneous Essays by Monsieur St Euremont Translated Mr Dryden Volume I
1692 Miscellaneous Essays by Monsieur St Euremont Translated  Mr Dryden Volume I

Price: £420.00

A collection of Saint-Evremond's essays, continued by John Dryden.The first edition of this work, and in fact the first English translation of Evremond's works.This is the first volume of this work, a second volume followed in 1694....

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1717 La Science des Personnes de La Cour de l'epe'e et de la Robe Sieur Chevigni
1717 La Science des Personnes de La Cour de l'epe'e et de la Robe Sieur Chevigni

Price: £99.99

A scarce and fascinating work exploring the scientific aspects within various subjects. Written in French. Exploring questions within religion, astronomy, war, fortifications, and fables. Featuring eight beautifully...

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1720 An Historical Account of the Lives and Writings of...Poets Giles Jacob
1720 An Historical Account of the Lives and Writings of...Poets Giles Jacob

Price: £170.00

The first edition of this biographical work.This work discusses several English poets and demonstrates a selection of their work.With a frontispiece and five plates.Lacking the plates of Mr Croxall and Mr John Philips, therefore...

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1725 3vols Les Essais de Michel Seigneur de Montaigne Nouvelle Ed Pierre Coste
1725 3vols Les Essais de Michel Seigneur de Montaigne Nouvelle Ed Pierre Coste

Price: £650.00

The complete three volumes of Michel de Montaignes essays.With a portrait frontispiece to volume I and a red and black title page to all volumes. With Memoires Pour Servis Aux Essais de Michel Deigneur de Montagne bound to the rear...

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1730 2vols Thomae Chaii Vindiciae Antiquitatis Academiae Oxoniensis Contra Joann
1730 2vols Thomae Chaii Vindiciae Antiquitatis Academiae Oxoniensis Contra Joann

Price: £800.00

A work by Oxford academic and administrator Thomas Caius.In the original Latin.With final advertisement leaf and divisional title to volume II as called for. The first edition of this work which previously circulated in manuscript...

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1731 Remarks on the Craftsman's Vindication of his two Honarable Patrons
1731 Remarks on the Craftsman's Vindication of his two Honarable Patrons

Price: £150.00

A fascinating pamphlet used as an attack on William Pulteney and Henry St. John, leaders of the opposition to George II's first minister Sir Robert Walpole and co-founders of the weekly craftsman. Seventh edition published the same...

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1731-1732 3vol Miscellanies The First Second and Third Volume Swift Pope Gay
1731-1732 3vol Miscellanies The First Second and Third Volume Swift Pope Gay

Price: £395.00

Three volumes of Miscellanies with contributions from three of the most prominent writers of the day. Complete in three volumes. The text was mainly edited by Pope, though Swift edited much of the first volume. With an engraved...

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1743 An Essay on Virgil's Celbrated Gates of Sleep Theodore Delafaye Disbound
1743 An Essay on Virgil's Celbrated Gates of Sleep Theodore Delafaye Disbound

Price: £160.00

A very scarce copy of Theodore Delafaye's critical discussion of Virgil's essay 'Gates of Sleep'. A scarce copy of Thedore Delafaye's work on the roman poet Virgil. Disbound, missing the...

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1745 Famiani Stradae Prolusiones Academicae Famiano Strada
1745 Famiani Stradae Prolusiones Academicae Famiano Strada

Price: £99.99

A rare collection of Lectures on rhetorical and poetic styles within literature of the time. Written in Latin. Famiano Strada was a Jesuit historian. He is noted for his suggestion within this work, for an early...

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1757 Dialogues Concerning Education David Fordyce Essays Third Edition Volume I
1757 Dialogues Concerning Education David Fordyce Essays Third Edition Volume I

Price: £125.00

A collection of essays regarding education.Written by Scottish philosopher and major contributor to the Scottish Enlightenment, David Fordyce.This is the first volume of what eventually became a two volume set.This is the third edition...

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1759 2vol A System of Oratory Delivered in a Course of Lectures John Ward 1st Ed
1759 2vol A System of Oratory Delivered in a Course of Lectures John Ward 1st Ed

Price: £440.00

The complete two volumes of this work by English teacher and biographer, John Ward. Being the first edition of this study on the system of oratory. Being a collection of lectures originally...

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1760 Dialogues of the Dead George Lyttelton Elizabeth Montagu Criticism Society
1760 Dialogues of the Dead George Lyttelton Elizabeth Montagu Criticism Society

Price: £210.00

A very early edition of this critical, somewhat satirical work.With no author attribution to the title page, it was later learnt that this work was by George Lyttleton with three sections by Elizabeth Montagu.Lyttelton was...

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1761 2vol Oeuvres de Madame La Marquise De Lambert Nouvelle Edition
1761 2vol Oeuvres de Madame La Marquise De Lambert Nouvelle Edition

Price: £245.00

The works of Madame Le Marquise de Lambert.In the original French.And a very smart original eighteenth century bindingWith vignette title pages to both volumes. A new edition of this work.Anne Therese de Margueunat de Courcelles, or...

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1761 2vols Fugitive Pieces on Various Subjects Several Authors
1761 2vols Fugitive Pieces on Various Subjects Several Authors

Price: £375.00

A two volume set of a collection of interesting essays and works by various authors, including William Hay and Joseph Spence. Complete in two volumes. This is an interesting collection of...

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1761 A Letter from a Right Honourable Person Disbound Uncommon
1761 A Letter from a Right Honourable Person Disbound Uncommon

Price: £110.00

A uncommon copy of this work of literary criticism, by the 'Right Honourable Person', Philip Francis. Disbound, missing front and rear boards. Anonymously published, this work was written...

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1763 An Essay on the Different Nature of Accent and Quantity Second Ed J Foster
1763 An Essay on the Different Nature of Accent and Quantity Second Ed J Foster

Price: £360.00

The second edition of this essay on linguistics regarding English, Latin and Greek. An uncommon work, written by John Foster. The second edition of this work is an expansion on the first edition of the previous year....

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1766 Essays Oliver Goldsmith Second Edition Illustrated Titlepage
1766 Essays Oliver Goldsmith Second Edition Illustrated Titlepage

Price: £170.00

Nineteen essays on varying subjects by Oliver Goldsmith. Second edition, with corrections. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire,...

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1773 Ludolf Kuster Verborum Mediorum Latin Language New Edition Very Scarce
1773 Ludolf Kuster Verborum Mediorum Latin Language New Edition Very Scarce

Price: £60.00

A very scarce volume explore the complexities of language, in the original Latin by the noted scholar Ludolf Kuster. Very scarce. New edition. In the original Latin. Written by Ludolf Kuster,...

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1774 Philosophical Analysis and Illustration of some of Shakespeare's Characters
1774 Philosophical Analysis and Illustration of some of Shakespeare's Characters

Price: £300.00

An interesting early work of Shakespearian literary criticism.Could do clearly with a binding repair but would make a nice copy when done, and really rather scarce.With the bookplate of James Balfour to the front pastedown. James Balfour...

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1775-17813vols WARTON History of English POETRY leather
1775-17813vols WARTON History of English POETRY leather

Price: £359.99

Three leatherbound volumes with gilt titles to the spine. The binding is signed by T. Orr. Thomas Warton (January 9, 1728 May 21, 1790) was an English literary historian and critic, as well as a poet. From 1785 through 1790 he...

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1776 2vol The Works of M De La Bruyere In Two Volumes Living Great Men Rowe
1776 2vol The Works of M De La Bruyere In Two Volumes Living Great Men Rowe

Price: £275.00

Two volumes of works by Jean de La Bruyere.With The Characters of Theophrastus and A speech delivered upon his admission into the French Academy.A smart copy in the original 18th century binding in very good

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1776 Johnsoniana Or A Collection of Bon Mots With Choice Sentences Dr S Johnson
1776 Johnsoniana Or A Collection of Bon Mots With Choice Sentences Dr S Johnson

Price: £1,200.00

A collection of  Johnson related literary criticism and musings.Both sought after and scarce and here in a very pleasing original binding. Good clean copy.With a wonderful portrait frontispiece of Dr Samuel Johnson.With some words...

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1777 Interesting Letters of the Late Pope Clement Frontispiece Uncommon
1777 Interesting Letters of the Late Pope Clement Frontispiece Uncommon

Price: £30.00

An interesting and uncommon collection of letters of Pope Clement XIV, who was Pope for five years from 1769 to 1774. This collection of letters are by Pope Clement XIV. He was Pope from 1769...

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1783-4 3vol Dramatic Miscellanies Shakespeare Thomas Davies Mr. Garrick First Ed
1783-4 3vol Dramatic Miscellanies Shakespeare Thomas Davies Mr. Garrick First Ed

Price: £290.00

An uncommon first edition, three volume set of Thomas Davies work of literary criticism. First edition. Complete in three volumes. Volumes I and III are dated 1784, whilst volume II is dated...

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1784 The Origin And Progress of Writing As Well Hieroglyphic as Elementary Astle
1784 The Origin And Progress of Writing As Well Hieroglyphic as Elementary Astle

Price: £240.00

A fascinating work tracing the origin and progress of writing.The first edition of this work.This work explores the earliest writings including hieroglyphics and provides examples of the writings of early manuscripts.This work...

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1785 Letters Of Literature By Robert Heron John Pinkerton Scarce First Edition
1785 Letters Of Literature By Robert Heron John Pinkerton Scarce First Edition

Price: £250.00

A collection of bold by eccentric essays in for form of letters by John Pinkerton under the pseudonym of 'Robert Heron', depreciating the classical authors of Greece and Rome. First edition. John Pinkerton (17 February 1758...

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1786 Joseph Baretti Tolondron Speeches to John Bowle Don Quixote First Scarce
1786 Joseph Baretti Tolondron Speeches to John Bowle Don Quixote First Scarce

Price: £600.00

A scarce first edition of this work by Joseph Baretti.Joseph Baretti was an Italian literary critic, poet, writer, translator, linguist and author. Baretti's life was peppered with controversies and this work is no exception, and is...

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1786 The Observer Essays 1vol only Leather
1786 The Observer Essays 1vol only Leather

Price: £23.00

One volume of 'The Observer: Being A Collection of Moral, Literary and Familiar Essays', featuring essays on a wide variety of topics. One volume of an original three volume set. Unable to...

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1789 Oratio Gedeon Loudoni Caes Joannes B A Tsermak Latin Language Work
1789 Oratio Gedeon Loudoni Caes Joannes B A Tsermak Latin Language Work

Price: £270.00

A latin historical work on 'The Supreme Belliduci'.This work is an address to the Ottoman Greeks. In the original Latin.A scarce work, with only one on Copac, held at the British library. The title page loosely translates...

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1791 EPISTLES Elegant Familiar Prose Poetry
1791 EPISTLES Elegant Familiar Prose Poetry

Price: £150.00

An extensive educational selection of eminent literary authors. With an engraved title page. Vicesimus Knox, 1752-1821, was an English headmaster and writer. "Knox's motivation was the education and improvement of a youthful...

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1793 3vol Essay Moral and Literary Vicesimus Knox Decorative Leather Binding
1793 3vol Essay Moral and Literary Vicesimus Knox Decorative Leather Binding

Price: £140.00

A three volume set of the moral and literary essays of Vicesimus Knox. A lovely set of essays by Knox, in a uniform leather binding. Complete in three volumes. Vicesimus Knox was a anglican...

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1796 Grose The Olio A Collections Essays Sketches Letters Dialogues Paradies Etc
1796 Grose The Olio A Collections Essays Sketches Letters Dialogues Paradies Etc

Price: £150.00

A relatively scarce posthumously published collection of the writings of Francis Grose, with a portrait of the author to frontispiece. Second edition, corrected and enlarged. Francis Grose (1731 - 1791) was an English antiquary,...

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1796 Letters from A Father to His Son On Various Topics J Aikin Literature
1796 Letters from A Father to His Son On Various Topics J Aikin Literature

Price: £160.00

A series of letters on topics such as poetic criticism, religion, natural history and Classical history written by John Aikin to his son. Third edition. "In these Letters from A Father to His Son, he expounds his ideas on poetry...

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1796 The Olio A Collection Essays Anecdotes Sketches Francis Grose 2nd Edition
1796 The Olio A Collection Essays Anecdotes Sketches Francis Grose 2nd Edition

Price: £90.00

The second edition of this posthumously published collection of English antiquary Francis Grose's works. With a portrait frontispiece of Grose. This is the second edition of this work, which...

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1797 Solitude Considered With Respect to Its Influence Upon The Mind and Heart
1797 Solitude Considered With Respect to Its Influence Upon The Mind and Heart

Price: £120.00

An interesting critical and philosophical work.With an engraved frontispiece.The Seventh edition of this text.Translated from the original German, into French by J B Mercier and then to English for this particular edition.This work...

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1798 2vol Epea Ptorenta of the Divisions of Purley John Horne Tooke Second Ed
1798 2vol Epea Ptorenta of the Divisions of Purley John Horne Tooke Second Ed

Price: £395.00

John Horne Tooke's linguistic treatise on English grammar and language. Second edition of the first volume (1798), and first edition of the second (1805).With an engraved frontispiece to the first volume. On his return from Huntingdonshire...

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1799 Essay on Nature of English Verse Joseph Robertson First Edition
1799 Essay on Nature of English Verse Joseph Robertson First Edition

Price: £110.00

An 18th Century copy of Robertson's essay.First edition.Joseph Robertson (17261802) was an English clergyman and prolific writer, with a reputation as a critic.

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1800 3volsin4 Prose Work of John Dryden Life and Writings Edmond Malone 1st Thus
1800 3volsin4 Prose Work of John Dryden Life and Writings Edmond Malone 1st Thus

Price: £275.00

A delightful four volume set of prose and miscellaneous writings by John Dryden. Taken from the library of the notable Australian poet A. D. Hope, this volume offers a insight into the life and work of this important...

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1807 Dialogues on Various Subjects William Gilpin Scarce
1807 Dialogues on Various Subjects William Gilpin Scarce

Price: £110.00

A scarce edition of this collection of William Gilpin's dialogues on a variety of subjects. A scarce work. 'Dialogues on Various Subjects' explores William Gilpin's opinions and analysis on...

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1807 Isaac D'Israeli The Curiosities of Literature 2 Volumes
1807 Isaac D'Israeli The Curiosities of Literature 2 Volumes

Price: £190.00

Two fifth edition volumes of D'Israeli's Curiosities of Literature - his most popular work.Isaac D'Israeli (1766 1848) was a British writer, scholar and man of letters. He is best known for his essays, his associations with...

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1807-1811 4vols Anecdotes of Literature and Scarce Books by William Beloe First
1807-1811 4vols Anecdotes of Literature and Scarce Books by William Beloe First

Price: £220.00

Four volumes of Beloe's Anecdotes. First editions. Volumes I, II, III and V of a six volume set. William Beloe (1756April 11, 1817) was an English divine and miscellaneous writer. His Anecdotes of Literature' are an amusing but...

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1809 Essay on Sepulchres a Proposal for Erecting Some Memorial Godwin First Ed
1809 Essay on Sepulchres a Proposal for Erecting Some Memorial Godwin First Ed

Price: £295.00

The first edition of this essay by William Godwin.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.With an illustrated frontispiece, bound without advertisements. Printer's colophon...

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1811 English Bards and Scotch Reviewers By Lord Byron Fourth Edition
1811 English Bards and Scotch Reviewers By Lord Byron Fourth Edition

Price: £190.00

English Bards and Scotch Reviewers the first major satire by Lord Byron was prompted by the savage, anonymous criticism this received (now known to be the work of Henry Peter Brougham) in the Edinburgh Review prompted his first major...

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1812 2 vols in 1 Madame de Stael De La Litterature French Literature
1812 2 vols in 1 Madame de Stael De La Litterature French Literature

Price: £125.00

An early nineteenth-century edition of Madame de Stal's De La Litterature Consideree Dans Ses Rapports Avec Les Institution Sociales.The title translates as 'Of Literature regarded in its relations with social institutions.'Madame...

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1812 3vol LITERARY ANECDOTES of the C18th JOHN NICHOLS
1812 3vol LITERARY ANECDOTES of the C18th JOHN NICHOLS

Price: £239.99

Three bright volumes of the scarce Literary Ancedotes of the Eighteenth Century. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Volumes I, II and VII. Scarce. John Nichols, 1745 1826, was an English printer and author....

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1812 Meditations and Contemplations James Hervey Religious Tombs Flower Garden
1812 Meditations and Contemplations James Hervey Religious Tombs Flower Garden

Price: £65.00

A selection of writings by James Hervey.With an engraved title page. Prefixed to this work is the life of the author.This work includes meditations among the tombs, on a flower garden, and a descant creation. There are contemplations...

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1813 Essays in a Series of Letters John Foster Leather Fifth Edition
1813 Essays in a Series of Letters John Foster Leather Fifth Edition

Price: £35.00

A fifth edition of this collection of essays by John FosterContaining essays on the following subjects:On a man's writing memoirs of himselfOn decision of characterOn the application of the epithet RomanticOn some of the causes by...

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1813 Sources of Pleasures William GREENFIELD LIT CRIT
1813 Sources of Pleasures William GREENFIELD LIT CRIT

Price: £640.00

Scarce early lit crit. The second edition of William Greenfield's scarce essays of his university lectures on emotional responses to literature. In a decorative binding, and direct from the library at Newton Hall, the 18th century...

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1814 3vols Cours de Literature Dramatique A W Schlegal First French Edition
1814 3vols Cours de Literature Dramatique A W Schlegal First French Edition

Price: £695.00

The first edition of the French translation of A W Schlegel's lectures On Dramatic Art and Literature. Collation unavailable though appears complete. Half-title pages to each volume with a leaf listing Errata for all...

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1815-1826 16vols The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke New Edition
1815-1826 16vols The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke New Edition

Price: £550.00

The complete works of Edmund Burke.In sixteen volumes.The new edition of this work published by F C and J Rivington.Collated, complete.Edmund Burke was an Irish statesman, author, political theorist and philosopher. He is remembered...

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1816 3 Vols Lives of the Eminent Poets JOHNSON
1816 3 Vols Lives of the Eminent Poets JOHNSON

Price: £49.99

  An uncommon corrected edition of Samuel Johnson's ever impressive Lives of the Poets. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. A New Edition, Corrected. Complete in Three Volumes. Samuel Johnson's "major lives...

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1816 Vulgar Errors Ancient and Modern Gilbert Dyer Richard of Cirencester Fables
1816 Vulgar Errors Ancient and Modern Gilbert Dyer Richard of Cirencester Fables

Price: £240.00

The first edition of this title by popular English bookseller and antiquarian writer Gilbert Dyer. With errata leaf following the preface, prior to introduction. A collection of literary...

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1817 2 Vols ELEMENTS of CRITICISM Henry Home of Kames
1817 2 Vols ELEMENTS of CRITICISM Henry Home of Kames

Price: £145.00

An early nineteenth century edition of Henry Home's comprehensive study of language and criticism. Bound in the original publisher's bindings. Complete in Two Volumes. The Ninth Edition. "In Elements of Criticism (1762) Kames...

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1817 2vols Henry Home of Kames Elements of Criticism
1817 2vols Henry Home of Kames Elements of Criticism

Price: £190.00

A diced calf two volume set of Henry Home's influential work 'Elements of Criticism'. Complete in two volumes. This work is an interesting work looking at the difference between emotion and...

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1817 The Curiosities of Literature a New Edition Englarged Isaac Disraeli
1817 The Curiosities of Literature a New Edition Englarged Isaac Disraeli

Price: £90.00

A single-volume edition of Disraeli's essays.A 'New Edition, Enlarged.'A seemingly scarce Irish imprint from Newry.Curiosities of Literature was D'Israeli's most popular collection of essays. The work is a selection of anecdotes about...

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1817 The World to Come or Discourses on the Joys or Sorrows of Departed I Watts
1817 The World to Come or Discourses on the Joys or Sorrows of Departed I Watts

Price: £35.00

A religious lecture by Isaac Watts.At Watts' time of preaching many ministers would deliver moral essays. Watts instead preached 'an experimental and affectionate religion but with a rational framework' (Oxford DNB). This work...

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1819 19vol The Works of Jonathan Swift Thomas Sheridan New Edition Critical Note
1819 19vol The Works of Jonathan Swift Thomas Sheridan New Edition Critical Note

Price: £1,100.00

The complete works of Jonathan Swift.A sought after set, here in the original bindings but needing some care and attention to some volumes.With an engraved frontispiece of Swift to volume I.This is a 'New Edition' of Swift's works,...

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1819 Life High and Low Scarce Tenth Edition Illustrated Author of The Greeks
1819 Life High and Low Scarce Tenth Edition Illustrated Author of The Greeks

Price: £1,100.00

A scarce and interesting publication of humorous notes and anecdotes.Written by an anonymous author. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.Illustrations by Charles Williams....

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1819 Sixty Curious Narratives and Anecdotes John Cecil Frontispiece Very Scarce
1819 Sixty Curious Narratives and Anecdotes John Cecil Frontispiece Very Scarce

Price: £540.00

A very scarce half calf bound collection of curious and entertaining anecdotes by John Cecil. A very scarce work. A collection of sixty anecdotes, looking at extraordinary characters such as...

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1819-23 2vol Colton Lacon Many Things In A Few Words Remarks Don Juan And A Poem
1819-23 2vol Colton Lacon Many Things In A Few Words Remarks Don Juan And A Poem

Price: £69.99

A scarce collection of several works by Rev. C. C. Colton. Lacon; Or Many Things In Few Words Addressed To Those Who Think (1923, seventeenth edition); Remarks on the Talents of Lord Byron and the Tendencies of Don Juan (1819) and...

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1820 2vols in 1 Essays for Young Ladies and Lord Chesterfield Advice to His Son
1820 2vols in 1 Essays for Young Ladies and Lord Chesterfield Advice to His Son

Price: £115.00

A two volume set of works each offering advice and education for young men and women during the first half of the nineteenth century. A fascinating look at the social etiquette and expectations of young men and women...

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1820 Anecdotes, Observations, and Charaters of Books and Men Joseph Spence 1stEd
1820 Anecdotes, Observations, and Charaters of Books and Men Joseph Spence 1stEd

Price: £29.99

A first edition of Spence's famous Anecdotes. Featuring an engraved portrait frontispiece of the author. 'Now first published from the original papers, with notes, and a life of the author, by Samuel Weller Singer'. Joseph...

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1820 Joseph Spence Anecdotes Observations and Characters of Books and Men 1st
1820 Joseph Spence Anecdotes Observations and Characters of Books and Men 1st

Price: £95.00

The first edition of this comical and insightful collection of anecdotes by Joseph Spence. The first edition of this work. This is a humorous collection of literary and historical anecdotes,...

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1821 The Works of William Paley With A Life by A Chalmers New Edition Illustrate
1821 The Works of William Paley With A Life by A Chalmers New Edition Illustrate

Price: £250.00

The complete works of William Paley.In five volumes.This is a 'New Edition' of this work.With a portrait frontispiece of Paley to the start of volume I.William Paley was an English clergyman, Christian apologist and utilitarian. He...

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1822 Letters to Mr T Campbell William Bowles Scarce Letters
1822 Letters to Mr T Campbell William Bowles Scarce Letters

Price: £48.00

A scarce letter from William L. Bowles, critiquing the works of Thomas Campbell. Second edition. Though seemingly very scarce.William Lisle Bowles (24 September 1762 7 April 1850) was an English priest, poet and critic.

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1823 40vols The British Essayists James Ferguson Editor Illustrated Essays World
1823 40vols The British Essayists James Ferguson Editor Illustrated Essays World

Price: £1,600.00

A collection of essays from numerous British periodicals.The second edition of this work.With a frontispiece to volumes I, V, VI, XIII, XXIII, XXVI, XXXII, Comprising of:Volumes I-IV The TattlerVolumes V-VIII The SpectatorVolumes XIII-XV...

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1823 Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres Hugh Blair Theorist Essays
1823 Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres Hugh Blair Theorist Essays

Price: £78.00

A collection of Hugh Blair's lectures.This work comprises of forty-seven lectures by Blair whilst he was the occupant of the Chair of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres. The work is a prescriptive guide on composition for the aspiring writer....

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1823 LITERARY EXAMINER The Indicator Leigh HUNT First
1823 LITERARY EXAMINER The Indicator Leigh HUNT  First

Price: £203.99

An scarce first edition of The Literary Examiner by Leigh Hunt. Bound in the original publisher's boards. First Edition. Scarce. This is a collection of the 26 issues of The Literary Examiner. It was set up chiefly as a...

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1823 Relics of Literature Stephen Collet Illustrated Facsimile Thomas Byerley
1823 Relics of Literature Stephen Collet Illustrated Facsimile Thomas Byerley

Price: £48.00

The first edition of this collection of miscellanies.With a folding plate facsimile of over 40 signatures by notable authors such as Shakespeare, Congreve, Locke and Dryden.  With a colour illustrated title...

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1824 2vols Tales of a Traveller First Edition Geoffrey Crayon Washington Irving
1824 2vols Tales of a Traveller First Edition Geoffrey Crayon Washington Irving

Price: £350.00

A collection of essays and short stories composes in Europe.Title page attributes authorship to Geoffrey Crayon, a pseudonym for American author Washington Irving. The writings were composed whilst Irving was in Germany and Paris....

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1824 Cato to Lord Byron on the Immorality of His Writings Second Edition Scarce
1824 Cato to Lord Byron on the Immorality of His Writings Second Edition Scarce

Price: £330.00

The scarce second edition of this imaginary letter from Cato to Byron on the immorality of his works.  George Burges (1786 January 11, 1864) was an English classical scholar born in India.

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1824 John Galt Bachelor's Wife Selection Curious And Interesting Extracts First
1824 John Galt Bachelor's Wife Selection Curious And Interesting Extracts First

Price: £84.99

A scarce edition of The Bachelor's Wife; A Selection of Curious and Interesting Extracts with Cursory Observations a collection of essays and verse by John Galt. First edition. John Galt (1779 - 1839) was a Scottish ...

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1825 11vol The Works of Samuel Johnson Oxford English Classics Lives of Poets
1825 11vol The Works of Samuel Johnson Oxford English Classics Lives of Poets

Price: £750.00

A first edition of this Oxford English Classics set of the Works of Samuel Johnson, complete in eleven volumes. The first nine volumes were issued as a set, followed by volumes X and XI. Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 ...

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1825 2vol The Works of Samuel Johnson Illustrated Essay on Life Arthur Murphy
1825 2vol The Works of Samuel Johnson Illustrated Essay on Life Arthur Murphy

Price: £68.00

Two volumes of works by Samuel Johnson.Containing Rasselas, his poems, The Rambler, The Idler, and his biographies. With an engraved frontispiece and title page to both volumes and an additional four plates to volume I.Samuel Johnson...

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1825 Illustrations of the Author of Waverley by Robert Chambers Second Edition
1825 Illustrations of the Author of Waverley by Robert Chambers Second Edition

Price: £24.00

A  literary criticism book on the works of Sir Walter Scott by Robert Chambers.Second Edition.Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (15 August 1771 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet.

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1825 James Jennings Observations of Some Dialects in West England Somersetshire
1825 James Jennings Observations of Some Dialects in West England Somersetshire

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An uncommon first edition of James Jennings' Observations on some of the Dialects in the West of England.Using poems and folk stories as examples, Jennings provides a glossary of particular terms and slang used in the...

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1825 Self-Knowledge A Treatise Showing The Nature and Benefit John Mason Illustr
1825 Self-Knowledge A Treatise Showing The Nature and Benefit John Mason Illustr

Price: £70.00

John Mason's famous and popular work. Treatise on Self-Knowledge was first published in 1745 and went through several editions.This edition is in a pocket-sized format.With an engraved title page.John MAson was a nonconformist...

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1826 English Synonymes with Copious Illustrations and Explanations George Crabb
1826 English Synonymes with Copious Illustrations and Explanations George Crabb

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A copy of English Synonymes, with Copious Illustrations and Explanations, Drawn from the Best Writers.By George Crabb, Author of the Universal Technological Dictionary, and the Universal Historical Dictionary.George Crabb (177851)...

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1828 A Comparative View of the Social Life of England France First Edition
1828 A Comparative View of the Social Life of England France First Edition

Price: £170.00

The first edition of this interesting journal.In a lovely calf binding.With the errata slip bound after title page.Title page attributes authorship to 'The Editor of Madame du deffand's letters'. This is known to be Mary...

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1828 Self Knowledge a Treatise Showing the Nature and Benefit of Science J Mason
1828 Self Knowledge a Treatise Showing the Nature and Benefit of Science J Mason

Price: £30.00

A pocket sized religious self-help and conduct book. Illustrated, with an engraved title page and an additional three titular plates for each section.With the stamp of Herbert Clews of Hollins, Horton, Staffordshire to front...

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1829 English Master Reasoning Composition William Banks Language Fine Writing
1829 English Master Reasoning Composition William Banks Language Fine Writing

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A scarce second edition of this analytical view of the English language, of the human mind, and of the principles of fine writing. The writer explores the importance of language, interpreting the world through senses, what...

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1830 2vol History Survey Of GERMAN POETRY Taylor
1830 2vol History Survey Of GERMAN POETRY Taylor

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A fascinating work on German literature by a nineteenth-century British expert. Volumes I and II of three volumes. Presentation bookplates to front pastedowns, stating 'This book belonged to the library of the Rev. Thomas...

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1830 Essays in a Series of Letters John Foster Leather Ninth Edition Scarce
1830 Essays in a Series of Letters John Foster Leather Ninth Edition Scarce

Price: £50.00

A leather bound collection of essays, the seminal work of the minister and essayist, John Foster. Ninth edition, corrected. Rebacked with the original boards preserved. A scarce collection...

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1833 Notices and Anecdotes Incidents Sir Walter Scott Novels and Romances
1833 Notices and Anecdotes Incidents Sir Walter Scott Novels and Romances

Price: £90.00

A collection of passages and anecdotes from Sir Walter Scott's novels.With critical remarks on the extracts in addition to contextual information.Published as a part of the 'collection of Ancient and Modern British Novels and Romances'....

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1834 Introductions to the Study of the Greek Classic Poets H N Coleridge Second
1834 Introductions to the Study of the Greek Classic Poets H N Coleridge Second

Price: £225.00

The first, and only, part of Henry Nelson Coleridge's work on the Greek Poets.Originally intended to be a series, which is why the title page states 'part I', this was the only volume published. With a folding map frontispiece.The...

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1835 Curiosities of Literature Isaac D'Israeli Volume II Charles I Early Drama
1835 Curiosities of Literature Isaac D'Israeli Volume II Charles I Early Drama

Price: £23.00

A selection of essays by Isaac D'Israeli.Volume II from D'Israeli's famous Curiosities of Literature.Curiosities of Literature was originally in five volumes and contains a collection of anecdotes regarding historical persons and events,...

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1836 4vols The Italian Novelists Thomas Roscoe Literary Criticism Second Edition
1836 4vols The Italian Novelists Thomas Roscoe Literary Criticism Second Edition

Price: £160.00

A work on Italian novelists by Thomas Roscoe.Complete in four volumes.The second edition of this particular work.Bound by Winstanley, Manchester. This work is translated from the original Italian into English by Thomas Roscoe.The novelists...

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1836 Conversations at CAMBRIDGE by R. A. Wilmott
1836 Conversations at CAMBRIDGE by R. A. Wilmott

Price: £125.00

A first edition of Wilmott's scarce Conservations at Cambridge. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering. First Edition. Rather uncommon. With an armorial nameplate for Thomas Ansell on the...

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1837 4vol Prior Miscellaneous Works Of Oliver Goldsmith Variety Pieces Collected
1837 4vol Prior Miscellaneous Works Of Oliver Goldsmith Variety Pieces Collected

Price: £295.00

The Miscellanous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. Including a Variety of Pieces now first collected by James Prior In four volumes complete. With illustrated second titles to all volumes. Containing: To volume one: The Bee;...

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1837 4vols LITERATURE EUROPE Fifteenth Sixteenth Seventeenth HENRY HALLAM
1837 4vols LITERATURE EUROPE Fifteenth Sixteenth Seventeenth HENRY HALLAM

Price: £165.00

A collection of books on the history of Literature in Europe, written by Henry Hallam (July 1777 January 1859), an English historian. Includes information on the general state of literature in the middle ages...

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1839 2vols Origines Liturgicae Antiquities English Ritual W Palmer Dissertation
1839 2vols Origines Liturgicae Antiquities English Ritual W Palmer Dissertation

Price: £95.00

The third edition of this liturgical study by the 19th century Anglican theologian, William Palmer. The third edition of this work. With vignette title pages. Complete in two volumes. Two...

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1839 4vol in2, Introduction To the Literature of Europe Hallam Scarce
1839 4vol in2, Introduction To the Literature of Europe Hallam Scarce

Price: £130.00

A four volume set of Henry Hallam's 'Introduction To the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries' complete in two bound volumes. This copy is bound with...

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1839-40 4vols Hallam's Introduction to the Literature of Europe
1839-40 4vols Hallam's Introduction to the Literature of Europe

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A set of Hallam's Introduction to the Literature of Europe, in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries.Complete in four volumes.By Henry Hallam, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences in the...

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1840 2vol The Table Talker Brief Essays on Society and Literature Wm Johnstone
1840 2vol The Table Talker Brief Essays on Society and Literature Wm Johnstone

Price: £79.99

William Johnstone's collection of essays on society and literature. Including topics such as Invisible Existences, Female Education, Enlightenment and much more. Bookplates of Sir Henry Doulton and H. Lewis Doulton to front free-endpapers...

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1840 The Comic Latin Grammar Percival Leigh Illustrated
1840 The Comic Latin Grammar Percival Leigh Illustrated

Price: £65.00

Percival Leigh's very comical guide to Latin Grammar, informative whilst having a hint of fun and mockery. Written by Percival Leigh, though this edition doesn't attribute authorship to him....

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1840-1850 13 Vols Works from The SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY
1840-1850 13 Vols Works from The SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY

Price: £775.00

A remarkable sixteen volume set of literary criticism concerning Renaissance drama printed for the Shakespeare Society. A lovely uniform run, and rather scarce. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. Several...

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1841 Companion For Leisure Hours Religious Tract Society Illustrated Essays
1841 Companion For Leisure Hours Religious Tract Society Illustrated Essays

Price: £75.00

A charmingly bound copy of this Religious Tract Society publication.Companion for Leisure Hours is a compilation of essays and stories for the reader to indulge during their leisure hours.Illustrated, with sixteen plates. Collated,...

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1841 Rejected Addresses or The New Theatrum Poetarum James Smith Birdsall Bindings
1841 Rejected Addresses or The New Theatrum Poetarum James Smith Birdsall Bindings

Price: £170.00

An attractively bound copy of this work by James and Horace Smith. With vignettes in the text and a frontispiece. In an attractive Birdsall and Son binding. Rejected Addresses is a book of...

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1841 School of Abuse by GOSSON & Apology by HEYWOOD
1841 School of Abuse by GOSSON & Apology by HEYWOOD

Price: £99.99

Two uncommon works reprinted by the Shakespeare Society from Gosson and Heywood. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. Bound by Westley, Son, and Jarvis, with a bookbinder's label on the rear pastedown. This...

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1843 3vols Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the 15 16 17 Centuries
1843 3vols Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the 15 16 17 Centuries

Price: £90.00

The complete three volumes of Henry Hallam's Literature of Europe. Collated, complete.The Second edition of this popular work.Henry Hallam was a barrister before he formed his historical writing career. His first published book...

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1843-45 4vol Letters of Horace Walpole Earl of Orford Horace Mann Fine Binding
1843-45 4vol Letters of Horace Walpole Earl of Orford Horace Mann Fine Binding

Price: £280.00

A beautifully bound collection of this fascinating correspondence between Horace Walpole and the diplomat Sir Horace Mann. In lovely half morocco bindings. With portrait frontispieces to all...

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1844 2vol Chambers Cyclopaedia English Literature Edited By Chambers Illustrated
1844 2vol Chambers Cyclopaedia English Literature Edited By Chambers Illustrated

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Chamber's Cyclopaedia of English Literature. A History, Critical, and Biographical, of British Authors, from the Earliest to the Present Times. Illustrated throughout and with reference to various authors and genres. In two volumes...

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1844 3vols Critical and Historical Essays Thomas Babington Macaulay J Campbell
1844 3vols Critical and Historical Essays Thomas Babington Macaulay J Campbell

Price: £75.00

The complete three volumes of Macaulay's essays.With the bookplate of one James Campbell to the front pastedown of all volumes, featuring an illustrated cat.Some of the essays included across these volumes are, 'Milton', 'Machiavelli',...

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1845 Miscellanies BIOGRAPHICAL Literary Criticism FIRST
1845 Miscellanies BIOGRAPHICAL Literary Criticism FIRST

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William H. Prescott's Biographical and Critical Miscellanies. Direct from the library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland, with a pencil shelfmark to the front free-endpaper, and the armorial...

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1846 A Course of Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature by A W Schlegel
1846 A Course of Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature by A W Schlegel

Price: £24.99

An interesting collection of lectures translated from the German of Augustus William von Schlegel. With a frontispiece portrait of the author. Publisher's catalogue to rear.

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1846 Biographia Britannica Literaria Anglo-Norman Period by Thomas Wright
1846 Biographia Britannica Literaria Anglo-Norman Period by Thomas Wright

Price: £64.99

A copy of this book on literary characters entitled Biographia Britannica Literaria.By Thomas Wright, Corresponding Member of the Institute of France (Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres).For the Anglo-Norman Period....

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1846 The English Matron by the Author of The English Gentlewoman Conduct First
1846 The English Matron by the Author of The English Gentlewoman Conduct First

Price: £185.00

The first edition of this interesting and scarce work.A conduct novel aimed at women, or 'The English Matron'. This Victorian work is aimed on how to approach married life. It discusses the vows, early days of marriage, temper, a husband...

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1847 2 Vol Biographia LITERARIA Samuel Taylor COLERIDGE
1847 2 Vol Biographia LITERARIA Samuel Taylor COLERIDGE

Price: £179.99

Two bright, clean, second edition volumes from Coleridge's Biographia Literaria. Bound in the original cloth boards. Second Edition. Includes Volume I, part II and Volume II of II. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772 1834, was an...

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1847 2vols Men Women and Books A Selection of Sketches Essays and Memoirs Hunt
1847 2vols Men Women and Books A Selection of Sketches Essays and Memoirs Hunt

Price: £95.00

An interesting work by prolific author Leigh Hunt.The first edition of this work.Both volumes are lacking half-titles.With a portrait frontispiece of Hunt to volume I. Complete in two volumes.These two volumes are...

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1847 3vols Introduction to the Literature of Europe by Henry Hallam
1847 3vols Introduction to the Literature of Europe by Henry Hallam

Price: £320.00

A beautiful set of the Introduction to the Literature of Europe by Henry Hallam. Complete in three volumes. Third edition. Henry Hallam (9 July 1777 21 January 1859) was an English historian. The Introduction to the Literature...

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1847 Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey Joseph Cottle
1847 Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey Joseph Cottle

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An essay on the lives and works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. With frontispiece. Cottle, in his Early Recollections, chiefly relating to Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1837), enumerated his generosities to Coleridge...

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1848 3Vol Critical and Historical Essays Thomas Babington Macaulay 5th Edition
1848 3Vol Critical and Historical Essays Thomas Babington Macaulay 5th Edition

Price: £195.00

A smart and uniformly bound set of works from British poet, historian and Whig politician,Thomas Babington Macaulay. Fifth edition. Contributed to the Edinburgh Review. Macaulay's political writings are famous for their ringing...

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1849 Characteristics of LITERATURE Henry Tuckerman
1849 Characteristics of LITERATURE Henry Tuckerman

Price: £49.99

A rather detailed collection of critical biographies of literary men, including Swift, Channing, Akenside, Sir Thomas Browne, Macaulay, and Charles Lamb. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. Henry Theodore...

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1850 Literary Gleanings By Robert Malcolm Scarce First Edition Glasgow Imprint
1850 Literary Gleanings By Robert Malcolm Scarce First Edition Glasgow Imprint

Price: £69.99

A very scarce collection of Literary Gleanings: Original & Selected, with Illustrative Notes by the Late Robert Malcolm, Esq. First edition. This compilation was collected by Robert Malcolm during his leisure time and...

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1851 3vol Northern Mythology Benjamin Thorpe Scandanavia North Germany First Ed
1851 3vol Northern Mythology Benjamin Thorpe Scandanavia North Germany First Ed

Price: £190.00

A detailed examination of North European mythology. First edition. Volume I: Northern MythologyVolume II: Scandinavian Popular Traditions and SuperstitionsVolume III: North German and Netherlandish Popular Traditions and SuperstitionsBenjamin...

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1851 3vols in 1 Selected Essays Thomas Babington Macaulay William Pitt Hastings
1851 3vols in 1 Selected Essays Thomas Babington Macaulay William Pitt Hastings

Price: £55.00

A collection of three essays by Thomas Babington Macaulay.The essays are biographical and critical of three political figures, Warren Hastings, Lord Clive and William Pitt.Warren Hastings was an English statesman and the...

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1851 Englischen National-Literatur British Classical
1851 Englischen National-Literatur British Classical

Price: £49.99

An impressive collection of English literature for a European audience. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and decoration. In English, with an additional German title page. Select Specimens of the National Literature...

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1851-2 5vols in1 Essays of Thomas Babington Macaulay Addison Bacon Ranke Walpole
1851-2 5vols in1 Essays of Thomas Babington Macaulay Addison Bacon Ranke Walpole

Price: £60.00

A collection of Thomas Babington Macaulay's essays.Five essays bound in one volume.With his Ranke's History of the Popes, Gladstone on Church and State, The Life and Writings of Addison, Horace Walpole and Lord Bacon. Thomas...

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1852 E H Barker Literary Anecdotes and Contemporary Reminiscences First Scarce
1852 E H Barker Literary Anecdotes and Contemporary Reminiscences First Scarce

Price: £45.00

A first edition of E H Barker's Literary Anecdotes and Contemporary Reminiscences.This copy is missing the spine, but we can't find another copy for sale anywhere.A scholar of the classics, E H Barker's life work focused on lexicography...

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1852 Les Lengues de L'Europe Moderne Par A Schleicher French Translation German
1852 Les Lengues de L'Europe Moderne Par A Schleicher French Translation German

Price: £30.00

A French translation of this work by A Schleicher.Translated from the original German into French by Herman Ewerbeck. August Schleicher was a German linguist. He had quite the career as a linguist and published several interesting...

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1853 Contributions to the Edinburgh Review Complete in One Volume F Jeffrey
1853 Contributions to the Edinburgh Review Complete in One Volume F Jeffrey

Price: £60.00

Writer and Judge, Francis Jeffrey's contributions to the Edinburgh Review magazine.With an illustrated frontispiece.Scarce edition as one volume.Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly....

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1853 Notes and Emendations to the Text of Shakespeare's Plays J P Collier
1853 Notes and Emendations to the Text of Shakespeare's Plays J P Collier

Price: £39.99

A copy of this controversial and fradulent work on the provenance of the Perkins Folio of Shakespeare. The second edition, revised and enlarged. Collier produced (1852) the famous Perkins Folio, a copy of the Second Folio...

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1853 The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century Thackeray Swift First Ed
1853 The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century Thackeray Swift First Ed

Price: £27.99

A first edition of this critical work on the humourists of the eighteenth century from William Makepeace Thackeray. Bound by Westleys and Co (binder's label to rear pastedown). With a sixteen page publisher's catalogue to the...

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1853 The Text of Shakespeare Vindicated S W Singer First Edition Pickering
1853 The Text of Shakespeare Vindicated S W Singer First Edition Pickering

Price: £185.00

The scarce first edition of this critical work on Shakespeare by Samuel Weller Singer. John Payne Collier (London, 11 January 1789 17 September 1883), was an English Shakespearian critic and forger. Collier produced in 1852 the...

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1854 - 1864 4vol Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
1854 - 1864 4vol Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Price: £220.00

A four volume set of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, containing articles about art, religion, and politics, and poetry. Blackwood's Magazine was founded in 1817, and ran for over one-hundred...

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1854 3vols Critical and Historical Essays Thomas Babington Macaulay Edinburgh
1854 3vols Critical and Historical Essays Thomas Babington Macaulay Edinburgh

Price: £95.00

A collection of Macaulay's essays written for the Edinburgh Review in three volumes.Collation unavailable, though appear complete. Some of the essays included across these volumes are, 'Milton', 'Machiavelli', 'Horace Walpole', 'Lord...

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1855 4vol Introduction to Literature of Europe History Criticism Henry Hallam
1855 4vol Introduction to Literature of Europe History Criticism Henry Hallam

Price: £115.00

A uniformly bound set of Henry Hallam's survey of European literature. Hallam (9 July 1777 21 January 1859) was an English historian and the father of the prematurely deceased Arthur Henry Hallam, about whom Tennyson's 'In...

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1856 Analysis of Ornament Characteristics of Styles Ralph N Wornum Art Lectures
1856 Analysis of Ornament Characteristics of Styles Ralph N Wornum Art Lectures

Price: £85.00

An historical work on artistic styles.Being an outline of a course of sixteen lectures originally prepared for the government schools of design in the years 1848, 1849 and 1850.This work discusses the styles of ornamental...

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1856 Recollections of the Table Talk of Samuel Rogers Porsoniana Leather Binding
1856 Recollections of the Table Talk of Samuel Rogers Porsoniana Leather Binding

Price: £120.00

An attractive copy of the table talk of Samuel Rogers A collection of anecdotes of famous people of the day collected by Samuel Rogers. Samuel Rogers was an English poet who was celebrated...

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1857-58 2Vol Causeries Du Lundi Par C A Sainte-Beuve
1857-58 2Vol Causeries Du Lundi Par C A Sainte-Beuve

Price: £28.00

This is a two volume set of the works of Saint-Beuve.Volume I and III of original 15 volume set.Charles Augustine Sainte-Beuve was a literary critic of French literature.

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1858 2vols only Early English Prose Romances Edited William J Thoms Second Ed
1858 2vols only Early English Prose Romances Edited William J Thoms Second Ed

Price: £50.00

A two volume set of works featuring a series of early romances, translated into English and bound in a uniform quarter morocco binding. Second edition, enlarged. First two volumes only, lacking...

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1858 Anecdotes Observations and Characters of Books and Men Joseph Spence Scarce
1858 Anecdotes Observations and Characters of Books and Men Joseph Spence Scarce

Price: £59.99

A collection of Spence's literary anecdotes. With engraved frontispiece of the author. Joseph Spence (28 April 1699 20 August 1768) was a historian, literary scholar and anecdotist, most famous for his collection of anecdotes...

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1859 2vol Amenities of Literature Sketches Characters Isaac Disraeli Scarce
1859 2vol Amenities of Literature Sketches Characters Isaac Disraeli Scarce

Price: £60.00

A scarce copy of this work of literary criticism by Isaac Disraeli. A 'New Edition', edited by Benjamin Disraeli. Complete in two volumes.Isaac Disraeli (1766-1848) was a British writer, scholar and man of letters, best known for his...

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1860 3vols Critical and Historical Essays Edinburgh Review By Lord Macaulay
1860 3vols Critical and Historical Essays Edinburgh Review By Lord Macaulay

Price: £245.00

A handsome set with the writings of Macaulay which includes essays on: Milton, Machiavelli, Southey's Edition of the Pilgrim's Progress, and Moore's Life of Lord Byron. In three volumes complete. Thomas Babington Macaulay...

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1860 The American Cotton Spinner and Managers and Carders Guide Robert H Baird
1860 The American Cotton Spinner and Managers and Carders Guide Robert H Baird

Price: £145.00

A useful guide to cotton spinning.Produced from the papers of Robert H Baird, this work was produced posthumously.Providing the dimentions and speed of machinery, draught and twist calculations as well as rules and examples for making...

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1861 Ramblings in the Elucidation of the Autograph of Milton Facsimiles Sotheby
1861 Ramblings in the Elucidation of the Autograph of Milton Facsimiles Sotheby

Price: £195.00

The first edition of this critique on the work of Milton. With two frontispiece-pages, and twenty-five other facsimile plates throughout. In an unusual binding, designed by J. L. Tuppas.Tipped-in engraving of Milton to the front free-endpaper....

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1862-74 16vols The Works of Thomas De Quincey Illustrated Essays Opium Eater
1862-74 16vols The Works of Thomas De Quincey Illustrated Essays Opium Eater

Price: £950.00

The complete works of Thomas De Quincey. Complete in sixteen volumes published by Adam and Charles Black.Comprising of: Volume I: Confessions of An English Opium Eater (1862)Volume II: Recollection of the Lakes and the Lake Poets (1862)Volume...

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1863 Caxtoniana A Series of Essays on Life Edward Bulwer-Lytton First Edition
1863 Caxtoniana A Series of Essays on Life Edward Bulwer-Lytton First Edition

Price: £69.99

A collection of essays on society from Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Including essays on management of money, gifts, style and diction. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC (25 May 1803 18 January 1873), was an...

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1864 15vols of 16 Collected works of Thomas Carlyle Uniformly Bound Set Essays
1864 15vols of 16 Collected works of Thomas Carlyle Uniformly Bound Set Essays

Price: £540.00

A collection of works by celebrated philosopher and essayist Thomas Carlyle.This publication was released in sixteen volumes. Unfortunately this set is incomplete as it is lacking volume IX.Fifteen volumes of this sixteen volume set.Illustrated,...

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1865 Sesame and Lilies John Ruskin Second Edition
1865 Sesame and Lilies John Ruskin Second Edition

Price: £60.00

A cloth bound second edition of Ruskin's 'Sesame and Lilies', containing the lectures 'Of King's Treasuries' and 'Of Queen's Gardens' with a 23 page preface. A second edition copy of John Ruskin's...

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1866 2vin1 Critical and Historical Essays Contributed Edinburgh Review Macaulay
1866 2vin1 Critical and Historical Essays Contributed Edinburgh Review Macaulay

Price: £36.00

Two volumes of essays by Lord Macaulay.With the bookplate of one George V Wesselhoeft to the front pastedown with his family crest.Two volumes bound as one, complete.This selection of critical essays were originally published...

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1866-1877 32 Volumes of The Edinburgh Review or Critical Journal No 251 to 298
1866-1877 32 Volumes of The Edinburgh Review or Critical Journal No 251 to 298

Price: £690.00

A well preserved collection of Edinburgh's oldest literary journal, considering their age. The Review was released quarterly, since 1802. This critical journal proved very influential across the Nineteenth Century in literary...

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1867 2vol Calamities and Quarrels of Authors Literary Characters Isaac Disraeli
1867 2vol Calamities and Quarrels of Authors Literary Characters Isaac Disraeli

Price: £79.99

Two volumes of the literary works of Isaac Disraeli. A new edition, edited by his son and former British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli. Containing The Literary Character; or the History of Men of Genius, Drawn From Their Own...

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1867 Critical and Historical Essays Edinburgh Review MACAULAY Austin Binding
1867 Critical and Historical Essays Edinburgh Review MACAULAY Austin Binding

Price: £230.00

A collection of essays printed in the Edinburgh Review between 1825 and 1842 by Thomas Babington Macaulay, on a variety of cultural and historical figures and events. In a Stephen Austin binding (binder's ink stamp to verso of front...

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1867 The Essays of Elia and Eliana Charles Lamb New Edition
1867 The Essays of Elia and Eliana Charles Lamb New Edition

Price: £150.00

A handsomely bound collection of Lamb's popular conversational essays. 'A New Edition, Published by Arrangement with the Proprietors, Messrs. Moxon and Co'. Featuring an engraved portrait frontispiece of Charles Lamb.

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1867-1871 Shakespeare Illustrated and Shakespeare's Euphuism Wiliiam Rushton
1867-1871 Shakespeare Illustrated and Shakespeare's Euphuism Wiliiam Rushton

Price: £395.00

A collection of fascinating and detailed pamphlets, exploring Shakespeare's language within many of his works. Five works, bound from the parts, into one volume. Containing Shakespeare Illustrated by Old Authors; First and...

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1868 Bacon's Essays Francis Bacon New Edition Richard Whateley
1868 Bacon's Essays Francis Bacon New Edition Richard Whateley

Price: £22.99

A critical examination of the essays of Francis Bacon. New edition. Bookseller's label of James Maclehose and Sons to the front pastedown.

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1868-1872 5 Vol Cours de Litterature Dramatique Saint-Marc Girardin
1868-1872 5 Vol Cours de Litterature Dramatique Saint-Marc Girardin

Price: £125.00

A uniformly bound collection of literary criticism from French politician and author, Marc Girardin. Tenth edition. Within these works Marc Girardin examines dramatic passions, discussing the mode in which they are treated...

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1868-1873 6vols Selected works of Henry Hallam The Middle Ages Literature of Europe
1868-1873 6vols Selected works of Henry Hallam The Middle Ages Literature of Europe

Price: £550.00

A selection of works by esteemed literary critic and historian Henry Hallam, in lovely full calf bindings. The 'Introduction to the Literature of Europe' to this set is a fifth edition. With...

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1868-71 2vols Short Stories on Great Subjects James Anthony Froude Full Calf
1868-71 2vols Short Stories on Great Subjects James Anthony Froude Full Calf

Price: £55.00

A handsome two volume set of works by James Anthony Froude, featuring a collection of essays on topics which, as the title suggests, are considered by the author to be 'great subjects'. Bound...

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1869 Critical and Historical Essays Lord Macaulay Edinburgh Review New Edition
1869 Critical and Historical Essays Lord Macaulay Edinburgh Review New Edition

Price: £18.00

A collection of Lord Macaulay's essays.A New Edition of this work.These historical and critical essays were initially published for the Edinburgh Review and were issued in their own volume for the first time in 1843.Thomas Babington...

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1869 James Hain Fiswell Essays English Writers Poets Essayists Drama Literature
1869 James Hain Fiswell Essays English Writers Poets Essayists Drama Literature

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An uncommon edition of On English Writers by James Hain Friswell.A Nineteenth Century essayist and novelist, he also frequently contrubuted articles to The Spectator, The Leader and Chamber's Journal. Here, he focusses on everything...

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1869 Shakspeareana Genealogica George Russell French 2 Parts Shakespeare Family
1869 Shakspeareana Genealogica George Russell French 2 Parts Shakespeare Family

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An investigative work into Shakespeare and his characters.In two parts.Part one discusses the dramatis personae in Shakespeare's historical plays.Part two is a dissertation on the genealogy of the Shakespeare and Arden families.Written...

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1869 Tales And Sketches By Hugh Miller Edited With Preface By Mrs Miller
1869 Tales And Sketches By Hugh Miller Edited With Preface By Mrs Miller

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A collection of sketches by Hugh Miller (1802 - 1856) , who was was a self-taught Scottish geologist  and writer, with an interest in folklore  and an evangelical Christian. Third edition. Including writings on Burns,...

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1869-96 3vols Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature Science and Arts
1869-96 3vols Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature Science and Arts

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Three volumes of Chambers's Journal, offering an interesting collections of essays and articles from the nineteenth century. Three volumes of the Chambers's Journal. The volumes are dated...

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1870 Shakespeare and the Emblem Writers by Henry Green Illustrated First Edition
1870 Shakespeare and the Emblem Writers by Henry Green Illustrated First Edition

Price: £170.00

An attractive first edition of Shakespeare and the Emblem Writers. With numerous illustrative devices from the original authors. Green, Henry (18011873), Unitarian minister and author, was born near Penshurst, Kent, on 23 June...

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1870-4 2vols Macmillan's Magazine Volumes XXI and XXX Articles Essays Criticism
1870-4 2vols Macmillan's Magazine Volumes XXI and XXX Articles Essays Criticism

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Two volumes of Macmillan's Magazine. Volumes XXI of 1870 and XXX of 1874.These anthological works have contributors from numerous people including Robert Louis Stevenson, Lady Amberley, A Schwartz and more.This work is...

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1871 2Vols H A Taine The History Of English Literature Translated by H. Van Laun
1871 2Vols H A Taine The History Of English Literature Translated by H. Van Laun

Price: £42.00

 A classic of literary criticism by this influential French proponent of naturalism, who is remembered for his three-pronged approach of considering "race, millieu, and moment."Taine was hugely influential in the direction French...

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1871 Was Shakespeare A Lawyer Author's Presentation Copy Measure For Measure
1871 Was Shakespeare A Lawyer Author's Presentation Copy Measure For Measure

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A study into Shakespeare's possible legal career. An author's presentation copy, with an ink inscription to verso of front free endpaper. With a relevant newspaper clipping tipped in to front free endpaper and a previous owner's...

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1872 Three Centuries of English Literature Charles Duke Yonge First Edition
1872 Three Centuries of English Literature Charles Duke Yonge First Edition

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A comprehensive reflection on three centuries of English Literature.The first edition of this work.Written and edited by Charles Duke Yonge.Charles Duke Yonge was an English historian and classicist. He wrote many...

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1873 4vol History of English Literature H A Taine Bound by Bedford
1873 4vol History of English Literature H A Taine Bound by Bedford

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A study of the history of English literature from French author and critic H. A. Taine. Translated from the French by H. van Laun. New edition. Bound by F. Bedford (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). Bookplate...

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1873 An Analysis of The Fifth Book of Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity Kennicott
1873 An Analysis of The Fifth Book of Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity Kennicott

Price: £850.00

An extremely scarce first edition of Reverend B Kennicott's analysis of Hooker's polity.With errata page to the rear.The analysis is of Hooker's fifth book of Polity, originally published in 1597. Hooker's Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie...

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1874 Essays in Modern Military Biography Col Charles Cornwallis Chesney
1874 Essays in Modern Military Biography Col Charles Cornwallis Chesney

Price: £75.00

A collection of essays in military biography.Many of Charles Cornwallis Chesney's biographical writings appeared in the Edinburgh Review.Essays to this work include 'De Fezensac's Recollections of the Grand Army' , 'Henry Von Brandt,...

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1874 Lord Macaulay Critical And Historical Essays Contributed Edinburgh Review
1874 Lord Macaulay Critical And Historical Essays Contributed Edinburgh Review

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A collection of essays by Macaulay which includes essays which were originally published in the Edinburgh Review. Authorised edition. Essays include those on: Milton, Machiavelli, Southey's Edition of the Pilgrim's Progress,...

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1874 Lord Macaulay Critical And Historical Essays Prize Copy Half Calf Gilt
1874 Lord Macaulay Critical And Historical Essays Prize Copy Half Calf Gilt

Price: £45.00

A prize copy of Lord Macaulay's collection of essays covering everything from politics to literary criticism.Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay (1800-1859) was a British historian and Whig politician. He wrote...

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1874 Macaulay Critical And Historical Essays Prize Copy Half Calf Gilt
1874 Macaulay Critical And Historical Essays Prize Copy Half Calf Gilt

Price: £45.00

A prize copy of Lord Macaulay's collection of essays covering everything from politics to literary criticism.Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay (1800-1859) was a British historian and Whig politician. He wrote...

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1874 Renart le Nouvel Gielee de Lille Jules Houdoy Roman Satire
1874 Renart le Nouvel Gielee de Lille Jules Houdoy Roman Satire

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Renart le Nouvel is an anaylsis of the 13th century poet, Gielee de Lille's Roman Satire.This new reading is written by Jules Houdoy.

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1874-90 2 Vol in 1 English Dialects English Sounds Ellis Sweet Coloured Maps
1874-90 2 Vol in 1 English Dialects English Sounds Ellis Sweet Coloured Maps

Price: £175.00

Two volumes bound as one concerning the English language, one work focusing on the dialects within Britain, whilst the other looks at the history of the English language. With two coloured maps. ...

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1876 3vol Critical and Historical Essays Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay
1876 3vol Critical and Historical Essays Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay

Price: £200.00

A beautifully bound set of essays by eminent Whig politician, historian and essayist, Thomas Babington Macaulay. Complete in three volumes. Comprising of essays contributed to the Edinburgh...

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1876 The Authorship of Shakespeare Nathaniel Holmes Baconian Work
1876 The Authorship of Shakespeare Nathaniel Holmes  Baconian Work

Price: £49.99

An excellent edition of this interesting and work on the authorship of the Shakespeare canon.One of the more important Baconian texts.With an engraved frontispiece of Sir Francis Bacon, protected by its original tissueguard.Neat...

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1877 A Note on Charlotte Bronte Swinburne 1st Edition, 2nd issue, Dedication to Theodore Watts
1877 A Note on Charlotte Bronte Swinburne 1st Edition, 2nd issue, Dedication to Theodore Watts

Price: £120.00

A first edition copy of Swinburne's 'A Note on Charlotte Brontë' in its second issue. Complete with a dedication leaf to Theodore Watts and publisher's ads. In the original royal blue...

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1877 Lord Macaulay Critical Historical Essays Edinburgh Review Literary
1877 Lord Macaulay Critical Historical Essays Edinburgh Review Literary

Price: £25.00

A collection of essays and review by Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay.A Victorian Whig politician and historian, Macaulay wrote extensively on British history and as a literary critic. His historical works especially have been hailed...

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1878 Arsene Houssaye Le Roi Voltaire French Fold Out
1878 Arsene Houssaye Le Roi Voltaire French Fold Out

Price: £150.00

An illustrated edition of this critical work on Voltaire.One of 500 limited copies featuring four portraits of Voltaire and a fold out frontispiece.

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1880 8vol Selected Works of Thomas Babington Macaulay Speech Critical Historical
1880 8vol Selected Works of Thomas Babington Macaulay Speech Critical Historical

Price: £340.00

The collected works of Thomas Babington Macaulay.sixteen volumes in eight books. Frontispiece to volume I of Critical Historical and Miscellaneous Essays and to volume I of The History of England. The works present are as follows:Vol...

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1880 Samuel Smiles Thrift Self-Help Fine Binding Essays Thirty-Second Thousand
1880 Samuel Smiles Thrift Self-Help Fine Binding Essays Thirty-Second Thousand

Price: £125.00

A nicely bound copy of this popular Victorian author's work of instructional criticism. Samuel Smiles is probably best known for his work 'Self-Help'. This work also promoted thrift and criticized...

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1880-1908 5vols Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne
1880-1908 5vols Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne

Price: £525.00

A beautiful set of some of the Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne.In five volumes.The set consists of: A Study of Shakespeare, Miscellanies, Poems and Ballads II, A Study of Ben Jonson and Age of Shakespeare.Algernon Charles Swinburne...

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1881 Henry Morley English Literature In The Reign Of Victoria With Facsimiles
1881 Henry Morley English Literature In The Reign Of Victoria With Facsimiles

Price: £44.00

A profile of English literature in the Nineteeth Century.Written by Henry Morley, the work has forty pages of facsimiles signatures of authors featured in this edition, from their correspondence with the publisher Baron...

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1882 2vol Critical and Historical Essays Thomas Babington Macaulay Riviere Binding
1882 2vol Critical and Historical Essays Thomas Babington Macaulay Riviere Binding

Price: £120.00

Two Volumes I and II only of this four volume set. Bound in lovely tree-calf Riviere bindings, with binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper. The New Edition. comprising of essays on...

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1882 4vol Critical and Historical Essays Lord Macaulay Edinburgh Review
1882 4vol Critical and Historical Essays Lord Macaulay Edinburgh Review

Price: £125.00

A set of Thomas Babington Macaulay's essays, covering historical to Some of the topics included are Frederic the Great, Gladstone on Church and State, and Lord Francis Bacon. New edition. Macaulay's political writings are famous...

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1882 The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches Lord Macaulay Essays
1882 The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches Lord Macaulay Essays

Price: £38.00

A collection of writings by Lord Macaulay.A new edition.Including his contributions to Knight's Quarterly Magazine, The Edinburgh Review, Encyclopaedia Britannica as well as miscellaneous poems, inscriptions etc.Thomas Babington Macaulay...

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1882-3 2vols Eighteenth Century Essays and English Comic Dramatists Burn Binding
1882-3 2vols Eighteenth Century Essays and English Comic Dramatists Burn Binding

Price: £48.00

Two volumes of literary works published by Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.Oswald John Frederick Crawfurd edited the Comic Dramatists volume. He was an English journalist and man of letters. He worked in the Foreign office and...

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1883 A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets by Anna L Ward
1883 A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets by Anna L Ward

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets edited by Anna L. Ward. Based upon Bohn's Edition, Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged. Twelve Hundred Quotations Added from American Authors.

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1883 Essais sur la Litterature Anglaise Emile Montegut French
1883 Essais sur la Litterature Anglaise Emile Montegut French

Price: £42.00

A nicely bound collection of Emile Montegut's essays of English literature, in the original French. In the original French. Including essays on the English character, Don Quixote, Shakespeare,...

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1884 2vol Literary Studies Walter Bagehot Richard Holt Hutton Dickens Gibbon
1884 2vol Literary Studies Walter Bagehot Richard Holt Hutton Dickens Gibbon

Price: £49.99

A collection of studies of various authors by Walter Bagehot, which has been edited by Richard Holt Hutton. With a frontispiece to volume I. Third edition. Including chapters on Dickens, Gibbons, Cowper, and many more. Complete...

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1884 3vol Critical and Historical Essays New Edition Prize Binding University of Aberdeen
1884 3vol Critical and Historical Essays New Edition Prize Binding University of Aberdeen

Price: £125.00

A new edition of these fascinating critical and historical essays by renowned historian Lord Macaulay. Complete in three volumes. A new edition. Prize binding from the University of Aberdeen....

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1884 3vol Critical And Historical Essays To Edinburgh Review By Lord Macaulay
1884 3vol Critical And Historical Essays To Edinburgh Review By Lord Macaulay

Price: £220.00

A handsome set with the Critical and Historical Essays, Contributed to the Edinburgh Review by Lord Macaulay which includes essays on: Milton, Machiavelli, Southey's Edition of the Pilgrim's Progress, and Moore's Life of Lord...

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1884 Essays and Leaves From a Note-Book by George Eliot Westminster Review
1884 Essays and Leaves From a Note-Book by George Eliot Westminster Review

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A collection of essays by Mary Anne Evans under the pseudonym George Eliot. Second edition.

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1884 Johnsoniana Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson Robina Napier Limited
1884 Johnsoniana Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson Robina Napier Limited

Price: £89.99

A limited collection of anecdotes on the life of Dr Samuel Johnson. Robina Napier was a British translator and antiquarian. With engraved frontispiece and half-title. Bookplate of Sir Chas. E. H. Chadwyck Healey to front pastedown. Number...

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1884 Storm Cloud of The Nineteenth Century Two Lectures John Ruskin
1884 Storm Cloud of The Nineteenth Century Two Lectures John Ruskin

Price: £110.00

Two lectures by leading Victorian critic John Ruskin.First thus, first edition in book form. Prior to this edition, in the same year, there was a version released with the two lectures bound separately.With the bookplate of one J Arthur...

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1884 Storm Cloud of The Nineteenth Century Two Lectures Meteorology John Ruskin
1884 Storm Cloud of The Nineteenth Century Two Lectures Meteorology John Ruskin

Price: £110.00

Two lectures by leading Victorian critic John Ruskin.First thus, first edition in book form. Prior to this edition, in the same year, there was a version released with the two lectures bound separately.These works are Ruskin's meteorological...

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1884 The Shakespeare Birthday Book edited by Mary F. P. Dunbar 100th Thousand
1884 The Shakespeare Birthday Book edited by Mary F. P. Dunbar 100th Thousand

Price: £23.00

A copy of The Shakespeare Birthday Book edited by Mary F. P. Dunbar.The book contatins three days with quotations on left hand pages, with spaces on the right hand side page for personal birthdays and anniversaries.100th Thousand....

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1885 2 Vols Eugene Gerurez Histoire De La Litterature Francaise
1885 2 Vols Eugene Gerurez Histoire De La Litterature Francaise

Price: £79.99

An eighteenth edition two volume set of French critic Eugene Geruzez's 'History of French Literature from its Origins until the Revolution'. Nicolas Eugne Gruzez (1799 - 1865), was a French critic. He was born at Reims. He was...

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1885 2vols in 1 only Half Hours With The Best Authors Charles Knight Chandos Classic
1885 2vols in 1 only Half Hours With The Best Authors Charles Knight Chandos Classic

Price: £95.00

A very handsomely bound work, featuring two volumes of Charles King's collection of literary excerpt by a large variety of writers. Part of the 'Chandos Classics' series. New edition, revised...

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1885 3vol Horae Subsecivae John Leech and Other Papers John Brown New Edition
1885 3vol Horae Subsecivae John Leech and Other Papers John Brown New Edition

Price: £160.00

John Brown's famous collection of essays.Volumes I and II are his Horae Subsecivae or 'Leisure Hours' with volume III containing his John Leech and Other Papers. These essays are on art, medical history and biography.The 'New Edition'...

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