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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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1682 Seneca de Beneficii Trasportato dal Latino da Angelo Nicolosi Segretario
1682 Seneca de Beneficii Trasportato dal Latino da Angelo Nicolosi Segretario

Price: £225.00

An Italian edition of Seneca the Younger's collection of essays discussing morals and gifts, 'De Beneficii', illustrated with a woodcut vignette to the title. In Italian. This work is a duodecimo,...

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1682 The Medal of John Bayes
1682 The Medal of John Bayes

Price: £700.00

The first edition of this satirical piece aimed at John Dryden by Thomas Shadwell. This treatise is a rebuttal to Dryden's own work 'The Medall'. A very scarce work. ESTC no R10443. With...

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1686 Vocabolario Degli Accademici Della Crusca
1686 Vocabolario Degli Accademici Della Crusca

Price: £1,250.00

A scarce edition of this important Italian dictionary, being the second modern European dictionary that was ever published. A scarce work, last seen at auction in 1999. In the original Italian....

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1688 The Reasons of Mr Bays Changing His Religion
1688 The Reasons of Mr Bays Changing His Religion

Price: £295.00

A scarce satire on John Dryden by Thomas Brown following his conversion to Catholicism. Dryden had converted to Catholicism around the same time as the Catholic monarch James II's accession...

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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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1693 L'Histoire Poetique Ancient Poets Pere Gautruche French
1693 L'Histoire Poetique Ancient Poets Pere Gautruche French

Price: £235.00

Pierre Gautruche's work on ancient poets and Greek mythology, in a smart full leather binding. The thirteenth edition of this work. In the original French. This work by Gautruche is a history...

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1700 Essays upon Several Moral Subjects Jeremy Collier Fourth Edition Scarce
1700 Essays upon Several Moral Subjects Jeremy Collier Fourth Edition Scarce

Price: £275.00

A scarce early edition of these essays by Jeremy Collier. Two volumes bound as one, Jeremy Collier was an English theatre critic, non-juror bishop and theologian.His essays were popular to...

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1716-1717 2vols A Collection of the Occasional Papers Full Calf Very Scarce
1716-1717 2vols A Collection of the Occasional Papers Full Calf Very Scarce

Price: £325.00

A very scarce two volumes set of works in a handsome uniform calf binding. A very scarce set of works. Complete in two volumes, volume one is dated 1716 and the second volume is dates 1717....

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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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1728 The Works of Henry Needler Cuncombe Second Edition Very Scarce Poems
1728 The Works of Henry Needler Cuncombe Second Edition Very Scarce Poems

Price: £1,350.00

The second edition of this collection of miscellanies by Mr Henry Needler. A very scarce eighteenth century work. Rebound, in a charming half calf binding with marbled boards. Little is known...

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1730 2vols The Plain Dealer Being Select Essays Aaron Hill 2d Ed Very Scarce W Bond
1730 2vols The Plain Dealer Being Select Essays Aaron Hill 2d Ed Very Scarce W Bond

Price: £450.00

An expanded edition of this essay collection, which was first published in 1724 as one volume. A very scarce work, with essays on various subjects. First thus, the first edition in two volumes....

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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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1736 An Enquiry Into The Life and Writing of Homer Second Edition Full Calf
1736 An Enquiry Into The Life and Writing of Homer Second Edition Full Calf

Price: £490.00

A lovely copy of the second edition of this exploration of the life and writings of Homer. As an early and important Homer scholar, Thomas Blackwell offers an important and forward thinking exploration of this important...

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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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1744 A True Copy of the Last Will and Testament of Sarah Dowager of Marlborough
1744 A True Copy of the Last Will and Testament of Sarah Dowager of Marlborough

Price: £225.00

The first edition of the last will and testament of the influential courtier, formidable character, and close friend of Queen Anne, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Malborough. The first edition...

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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 Fugitive Pieces on Various Subjects by Several Authors
1761 2vol Fugitive Pieces on Various Subjects by Several Authors

Price: £235.00

Two volumes of collected works by various authors, including Joseph Spence, William Hay, and Paul Hentzner. Complete in two volumes. This is an interesting collection of works on society,...

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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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1761 Life Literary Remains Ralph Bathurst Warton First Edition Very Scarce Illustrated
1761 Life Literary Remains Ralph Bathurst Warton First Edition Very Scarce Illustrated

Price: £175.00

A very scarce first edition copy of this fascinating biography of the notable English theologian and physician Ralph Bathurst. This biography was written by the English literary historian, critic,...

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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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1770 2vol Meditations and Contemplations James Hervey Illustrated
1770 2vol Meditations and Contemplations James Hervey Illustrated

Price: £45.00

An interesting edition of James Hervey's natural and enlightening meditations and contemplations, illustrated with a frontispiece to each volume. Complete in two volumes. The nineteenth edition...

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1771 2vols in 1 Les Nuits Parisiennes A L'Imitation Des Nuits Attiques New Ed
1771 2vols in 1 Les Nuits Parisiennes A L'Imitation Des Nuits Attiques New Ed

Price: £250.00

Two volumes bound in one, this volume is written in the original French, and is influenced by the work of Aulus Gellius. A new edition, corrected and enlarged. Complete in two volumes bound...

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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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1774 Recueil De Questions Monsieur Michaelis French Translation
1774 Recueil De Questions Monsieur Michaelis French Translation

Price: £390.00

The french translation of this work by Johann David Michaelis, translated from the original German. The title translates into English as 'Collection of questions, proposed to a society of scholars,...

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1775 Letters From Yorick to Eliza Laurence Sterne Eliza Draper Scarce
1775 Letters From Yorick to Eliza Laurence Sterne Eliza Draper Scarce

Price: £325.00

A collection of ten letters exchanged between the acclaimed author Laurence Sterne and Eliza Draper, with whom he had fallen in love. This collection of ten letters were written from the author...

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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 8vol The Spectator Journals Enlightenment Joseph Addison Richard Steele
1776 8vol The Spectator Journals Enlightenment Joseph Addison Richard Steele

Price: £220.00

A complete set of the publications of 'The Spectator', founded by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, illustrated with a frontispiece to each volume. Complete in eight volumes. 'The Spectator’...

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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 2vols Fathers Instructions to His Children T Percival Vande Williams Scarce
1777 2vols Fathers Instructions to His Children T Percival Vande Williams Scarce

Price: £450.00

A two volume set of works by Thomas Percival being an series of written works for his children to inspire their interest in literature and the pursuit of knowledge. Two volumes of this educational...

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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 Diary of George Bubb Dodington Baron of Melcombe Regis Wyndham
1784 Diary of George Bubb Dodington Baron of Melcombe Regis Wyndham

Price: £40.00

An interesting diary focusing on the political scenes in the eighteenth century, written by George Bubb Dodington. This diary is one of the best sources on British politics in the eighteenth...

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1785 An Essay on Punctuation J Robertson First Edition Scarce Syntax Grammar
1785 An Essay on Punctuation J Robertson First Edition Scarce Syntax Grammar

Price: £750.00

A scarce first edition of this critical work regarding punctuation and sentence structure by Anglican priest Joseph Robertson. Robertson's work was one of the earliest on this topic to be used...

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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 5vol The New Foundling Hospital for Wit Fugitive Pieces John Almon
1786 5vol The New Foundling Hospital for Wit Fugitive Pieces John Almon

Price: £140.00

A uniformly bound collection of satirical pieces and poems, compiled by the political journalist John Almon. A new edition. Incomplete in five volumes out of six, lacking Volume I. 'The New...

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1786 Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson Hesther Lynch Piozzi
1786 Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson Hesther Lynch Piozzi

Price: £65.00

The first edition of Hester Piozzi's collection of anecdotes on the life of the prolific author Samuel Johnson. Published in the same year as the first edition, though it is unclear which edition...

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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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1787 The Monthly Review; or, Literary Journal, Enlarged
1787 The Monthly Review; or, Literary Journal, Enlarged

Price: £280.00

A rarely seen uniformly bound run of this critical literary review publication admired by the likes of Benjamin Franklin. In four volumes. 'Monthly Review' was an English periodical published...

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1789 2vol The Guardian Newspaper Periodical Richard Steele Joseph Addison
1789 2vol The Guardian Newspaper Periodical Richard Steele Joseph Addison

Price: £95.00

A set of the essays originally published in 'The Guardian' newspaper, founded by Richard Steele. Complete in two volumes. 'The Guardian' was a short-lived newspaper that was published from...

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1789 4vol The Tatler Literary Journal Richard Steele Jonathan Swift J.Addison
1789 4vol The Tatler Literary Journal Richard Steele Jonathan Swift J.Addison

Price: £115.00

A four volume complete set of the essays published in the journal 'The Tatler', by Richard Steele and Joseph Addison. Complete in four volumes. 'The Tatler' was a society and literary journal...

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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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1789 Thoughts In Prison In Five Parts Rev William Dodd Third Edition Very Scarce
1789 Thoughts In Prison In Five Parts Rev William Dodd Third Edition Very Scarce

Price: £175.00

A very scarce work written by Rev. William Dodd. A large proportion of this work was written during his incarceration. Third edition, with additions. In a full tree calf binding, with a red...

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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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1792 2vols The Beauties of the Spectators Tatlers and Guardians Various Third Ed
1792 2vols The Beauties of the Spectators Tatlers and Guardians Various Third Ed

Price: £290.00

A scarce and well preserved two volume anthological work comprising of essays from three popular eighteenth century periodicals founded by famed duo, Joseph Addison and Richard Steele. The...

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1793 2vol in 1 The Rambler Letter From a Persian Samuel Johnson George Lyttleton
1793 2vol in 1 The Rambler Letter From a Persian Samuel Johnson George Lyttleton

Price: £55.00

A very scarce set of works from the late 18th century featuring Samuel Johnson's 'The Rambler' and George Lyttleton's  'Letters From A Persian In England, To His Friend'. Both of these works are part...

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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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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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1798 Essays Political Economical Philosophical Count of Rumford 4th Ed
1798 Essays Political Economical Philosophical Count of Rumford 4th Ed

Price: £35.00

The fourth edition of Benjamin Thompson's collection of essays, mostly dealing with the treatment and theories of helping the poor. The fourth edition of this work. Incomplete in one volume,...

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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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1803 3vol The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds Life by Edmond Malone Frontispiece
1803 3vol The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds Life by Edmond Malone Frontispiece

Price: £240.00

The third edition of this collection of works by the noted painter Joshua Reynolds, here with a life of the painter by his friend Edmond Malone. Complete in three volumes. The third edition...

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1806 Letters Written During a Journey to Montpellier Performed in the Autumn of 1804
1806 Letters Written During a Journey to Montpellier Performed in the Autumn of 1804

Price: £180.00

A smartly rebound copy of Christian Augustus Fischer's letters written during his journey to Montpellier in 1804. The first edition of this work. Smartly rebound. A collection of thirty-six...

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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 The Art of Rhetoric Made Easy John Holmes Very Scarce
1807 The Art of Rhetoric Made Easy John Holmes Very Scarce

Price: £70.00

An interesting work looking at rhetoric, written by John Holmes, looking at the masters of rhetoric throughout history. A very scarce work. 'The Art of Rhetoric Made Easy' is an interesting...

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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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1810-14 4vol British Bibliographer Egerton Brydges Illustrated Limited Ed 1st
1810-14 4vol British Bibliographer Egerton Brydges Illustrated Limited Ed 1st

Price: £750.00

The first edition Sir Egerton Brydges' four volume work of British bibliography, illustrated throughout, in a signed binding by Carss. The first edition of this work. Complete in four volumes....

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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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1811 The Annual Register or a View of the History Politics and Literature 1809
1811 The Annual Register or a View of the History Politics and Literature 1809

Price: £55.00

A nice, bright copy of the long-established reference work, The Annual Register. This copy is for the year 1809. Topics covered to this work include Debates in Parliament, the Regency, capture...

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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 The Quarterly Review April and July Vol. XIII Scarce
1815 The Quarterly Review April and July Vol. XIII Scarce

Price: £120.00

A scarce work of literary and social criticism from the early nineteenth century. Volume XIII of this early 19th century journal. The Quarterly Review was a periodical originally created as...

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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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1818 4vol Les Soirees D'Hiver G. B. Depping Frontispiece French
1818 4vol Les Soirees D'Hiver G. B. Depping Frontispiece French

Price: £90.00

A collection of French moral anecdotes written from a father to his children, written by Georges Depping and illustrated with a frontispiece to each volume. Complete in four volumes. ...

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1818 Essay on Spanish Literature Angel Anaya Very Scarce First Edition
1818 Essay on Spanish Literature Angel Anaya Very Scarce First Edition

Price: £70.00

A very scarce first edition of this interesting essay on Spanish literature, written by Angel Anaya. The first edition of this work. A very scarce work. An interesting literary critical essay...

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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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1819-23 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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1820 Salmagundi; or, the Whim-Whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff
1820 Salmagundi; or, the Whim-Whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff

Price: £120.00

The third edition of the collected issues of the satirical periodical 'Salmagundi', written by Washington Irving. The third edition of this work. Complete in two volumes, bound as one. A collection...

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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 39vols The British Essayists James Ferguson 2nd Edition Illustrated
1823 39vols The British Essayists James Ferguson 2nd Edition Illustrated

Price: £800.00

A pleasing leather bound copy of this monumental set; containing numerous essays from notable periodicals, collated and edited with biographical, historical and critical notes by James Ferguson. ...

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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 Elia Essays Appeared In the London Magazine Charles Lamb First Edition
1823 Elia Essays Appeared In the London Magazine Charles Lamb First Edition

Price: £425.00

The first edition of this famous essay collection by Charles. In a stunning quarter calf binding with marbled boards, this excellent copy would make a beautiful addition to any library. The...

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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 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 5vols of The Works of Samuel Johnson with Murphy's Essay Rev. Robert Lynam
1825 5vols of The Works of Samuel Johnson with Murphy's Essay Rev. Robert Lynam

Price: £38.00

A five volume set of works by the famous writer Samuel Johnson, with examples of his vast literary works. Five volumes of a six volume set. Lacking volume I. Samuel Johnson was an important...

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1825 Essays and Sketches of Character Richard Ayton First Edition Very Scarce
1825 Essays and Sketches of Character Richard Ayton First Edition Very Scarce

Price: £440.00

The very scarce first edition of Richard Ayton's essays. The first edition of this work. A very scarce work. A collection of essays by Richard Ayton. Including, 'On Honest', 'A Shipwreck',...

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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

Price: £30.00

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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1825 The Miscellaneous Writings of John Evelyn W Upcott Illus First Edition
1825 The Miscellaneous Writings of John Evelyn W Upcott Illus First Edition

Price: £225.00

The first collected edition of these miscellaneous writings, by the famed diarist and agricultural author, John Evelyn. Evelyn's best known work is 'Sylva' which encouraged landowners to plant trees to supply timber to...

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

Price: £90.00

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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1827 2vol Introduction to Knowledge of Editions of Greek & Latin Classics Dibdin
1827 2vol Introduction to Knowledge of Editions of Greek & Latin Classics Dibdin

Price: £470.00

A very clean copy of the fourth and best edition of this work, looking at the editions of Greek, Hebrew, and Latin classics, written by the acclaimed bibliographer Thomas Dibdin. Complete in...

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1827 Selection From The Papers of Addison For Use of Young People Rev E Berens
1827 Selection From The Papers of Addison For Use of Young People Rev E Berens

Price: £50.00

A very scarce work, designed for young people in the early nineteenth century. A very scarce work. Inscribed by the author to the half-title page, that reads 'Edward Harshires from Edward...

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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

Price: £99.99

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

Price: £59.99

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 3vol Letters and Journals of Lord Byron Thomas Moore Illustrated 3rd
1833 3vol Letters and Journals of Lord Byron Thomas Moore Illustrated 3rd

Price: £575.00

The third edition of the collection of Lord Byron's letters and journals, edited by Thomas Moore, illustrated throughout. The third edition of this work. Complete in three volumes. A 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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1833 The Amulet Christian and Literary Remembrance S. C .Hall Illustrated
1833 The Amulet Christian and Literary Remembrance S. C .Hall Illustrated

Price: £34.00

An illustrated copy of Samuel Carter Hall's religiously themed annual 'The Amulet'. This is the eighth annual volume of 'The Amulet'. In a signed binding by F. Westley. 'The Amulet' was a...

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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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1835 Scott and Scotland Ritchie 1st Ed Cattermole Illustrated Westley Binding
1835 Scott and Scotland Ritchie 1st Ed Cattermole Illustrated Westley Binding

Price: £70.00

A pleasing and copiously illustrated first edition copy of 'Scott and Scotland'; by the renowned Scottish novelist and journalist Leitch Ritchie. From 'Heath's Picturesque Annual' series, as...

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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 5vol Oeuvres Completes de le Vicomte de Chateaubriand French
1836 5vol Oeuvres Completes de le Vicomte de Chateaubriand French

Price: £225.00

A complete set of the works of the French writer François-René de Chateaubriand, including his best known works, written in the original French. Complete in five volumes. In the...

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

Price: £49.99

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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1840-44 2vols The Penny Magazine Illustrated Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
1840-44 2vols The Penny Magazine Illustrated Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Price: £120.00

A two volume set of of popular British publication of the nineteenth century 'The Penny Magazine'. A uniformly bound set of works, in a half calf bindings and marbled paper covered boards,...

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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

Price: £69.99

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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1844 Essays in a Series of Letters John Foster Scarce Eighteenth Edition
1844 Essays in a Series of Letters John Foster Scarce Eighteenth Edition

Price: £40.00

A very scarce collection of essays by the noted essayist John Foster. Eighteenth edition. A lovely example of this scarce work, featuring a collection of essays in a the form of a series...

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

Price: £42.99

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 3vol Introduction to the Literature of Europe Hallam Third Edition Leather
1847 3vol Introduction to the Literature of Europe Hallam Third Edition Leather

Price: £180.00

A lovely third edition set of Henry Hallam's fascinating historical work on European Literature, complete in three volumes. Third Edition. Within this collection, Henry Hallam, an English...

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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

Price: £44.99

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 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 Miscellaneous Works of Sir James Mackintosh Second Ed Full Calf Uncommon
1851 Miscellaneous Works of Sir James Mackintosh Second Ed Full Calf Uncommon

Price: £150.00

A handsome collection of miscellaneous works by the lawyer and physician, Sir James Mackintosh. Second edition, complete in one volumes. This work is handsomely bound in a full calf binding,...

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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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1852-53 3vols in 1 The Chace Nimrod The Art of Dining The Flower Garden
1852-53 3vols in 1 The Chace Nimrod The Art of Dining The Flower Garden

Price: £38.00

A collection of three works from the mid-nineteenth century, two of which as anonymously published. Three volumes bound in one. Each of these volumes have been published by John Murray. ...

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1853 2volin1 Speeches of T B Macaulay Collection of British Authors
1853 2volin1 Speeches of T B Macaulay Collection of British Authors

Price: £24.00

A collection of two volumes bound in one being the speeches of T. B. Macaulay. Two volumes in one. Complete in two volumes. A pleasing copy of this set of work, in a quarter morocco binding....

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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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1855 Oeuvres Completes de Frederic Bastiat Correspondance French Hayday
1855 Oeuvres Completes de Frederic Bastiat Correspondance French Hayday

Price: £98.00

A collection of works by the economist Frederic Bastiat, written in the original French. Incomplete, being volume I of VI. In the original French. A collection of works by the French author...

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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 My Satire and its Censors the Season a Satire Alfred Austin First Edition
1861 My Satire and its Censors the Season a Satire Alfred Austin First Edition

Price: £45.00

The first edition of Alfred Austin's response to criticisms on his work, illustrated with a portrait tipped in to the front endpaper. The first edition of this work. This work is a response...

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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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1863 Heroines of Shakspeare Principal Female Characters Charles Heath Illus
1863 Heroines of Shakspeare Principal Female Characters Charles Heath Illus

Price: £135.00

A profusely illustrated work of the heroines of William Shakespeare's plays, written by Charles Heath. 'The Heroines of Shakspeare' looks at the principal female characters throughout the plays...

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1863 Indian Epic Poetry by Monier Williams First Edition Very Scarce Oxford University
1863 Indian Epic Poetry by Monier Williams First Edition Very Scarce Oxford University

Price: £135.00

The first edition of this very scarce work regarding the Hindu holy book, The Ramayana, by noted Sanskrit professor, Monier Williams. With publisher's advertisements to the rear of the work....

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1863 Life of William Blake Pictor Ignotus
1863 Life of William Blake Pictor Ignotus

Price: £2,300.00

A highly original presentation copy of this influential literary biography of William Blake from Vernon Lushington a leading figure in the Arts and Crafts movement, still in the scarce original cloth ...

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1863 Roundabout Papers Essays William M. Thackeray Illustrated First Edition
1863 Roundabout Papers Essays William M. Thackeray Illustrated First Edition

Price: £75.00

The first edition of William Thackeray's collection of essays 'Roundabout Papers', all having been originally published in 'Cornhill Magazine', illustrated throughout. The first edition of this...

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1864 2vol in 1 Critical Essays The Edinburgh Review Lord Macaulay
1864 2vol in 1 Critical Essays The Edinburgh Review Lord Macaulay

Price: £50.00

A beautifully bound collection of critical and historical essays by the noted writer of the nineteenth century Lord Macaulay. Two volumes bound in one. Complete in two volumes. This particular...

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1864 Bacon's Essays With Annotations Richard Whately Leather Sixth Edition
1864 Bacon's Essays With Annotations Richard Whately Leather Sixth Edition

Price: £80.00

A selection of essays by Francis Bacon, with annotations and additional material by Richard Whately. A sixth edition, revised and enlarged. In a handsome half calf binding, with gilt detailing...

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1864 Holberg Considere comme Imitateur de Moliere Legrelle First Edition Scarce
1864 Holberg Considere comme Imitateur de Moliere Legrelle First Edition Scarce

Price: £90.00

A fascinating thesis on the works of the notable Enlightenment Scandinavian literary figure Ludvig Holberg, by the renowned French Historian A. Legrelle, accusing the author of imitating the French playwright and poet,...

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1864 Mr Kingsley and Dr Newman: A Correspondence Truth Virtue
1864 Mr Kingsley and Dr Newman: A Correspondence Truth Virtue

Price: £275.00

A collection of letters debating religion between the priests Charles Kingsley and John Henry Newman, in a signed binding by J. S. Wilson & Son. This work is a collection of letters between...

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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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