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  • Milton, John; Todd, Henry John (ed.): The Poetical Works

    Milton, John; Todd, Henry John (ed.): The Poetical Works

    Stock No. 1166BS

    The Poetical Works of John Milton.  With Notes of Various Authors; and with Some Account of the Life and Writings of Milton, etc.  Four volumes, 8º (217 x 130 mm.), London, Rivingtons etc., fifth edition, 1852, pp. xxviii, 523; 589; xxiii, 431; viii, 560.  Steel engraved portrait frontispiece after Faithorne in first volume.  Prize bindings of contemporary full tan calf, by White, 70 Piccadilly, with prize label of St. Paul’s School dated 1854 in each volume.  Bindings with triple gilt fillets and floral cornerpieces to covers, gilt bust on upper covers and arms of St. Paul’s School on lower, raised bands richly gilt in compartments with red and green morocco lettering-pieces, inner dentelles gilt, marbled edges and endpapers.  Joints a little rubbed, otherwise a fine set, internally clean and crisp.

    SOLD

    £0.00
  • Shakespeare, William: The Complete Works

    Shakespeare, William: The Complete Works

    Stock No. 1082BS

    London, Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, 1930.  8º (181 x 128 mm.), pp. viii, 1352.  Publisher’s full turquoise morocco, all edges gilt, spine decorated in blind and gilt, marbled endpapers.  A very good to fine example of the scarce de luxe binding.

    £80.00
  • [Fryer, Edward]: The Works of James Barry, Esq. Historical Painter

    [Fryer, Edward]: The Works of James Barry, Esq. Historical Painter

    Stock No. 1150BS

    2 volumes, 4º (about 280 x 220mm.), London, T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1809.  Sole edition.  Vol. I: portrait frontispiece, pp. vii, 11 plates, 558.  Vol II: frontispiece, 3 plates (the final one folding), pp. 670 + index & corrigenda.  Complete and untrimmed in the original publisher’s grey boards, unlabelled (lettered in ms. to spines).  Foxing and staining to many of the plates, but the text quite clean.  The bindings quite solid but wear to outer joints and head of spine of Vol. II missing.  A good unsophisticated set of an important study, scarce in commerce.  Both volumes signed on title-pages by Sir John Hay (1755-1830)

    “Reflecting changing perceptions about the status of artists, publications devoted to their lives and works were appearing with greater frequency in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.  This large two-volume edition is one of the more impressive memorials.  The editor was Dr. Edward Fryer, a physician, who, though a generation younger than Barry, had been a close friend in his later years.  All four of the artist’s books are reprinted, and included as well are his lectures and essays that he had intended for publication.  Introducing the whole is a biography by Fryer, which, structured around the artist’s correspondence, supplies a indispensable factual basis for subsequent studies of Barry’s works.”  (William L. Pressly, James Barry; the Artist as Hero, Tate Gallery, 1983)

    £750.00
  • (various): Natural History Rambles: Mountain and Moor, Lakes and Rivers, The Lane and Field, Underground, The Sea-Shore, Woodlands, Ponds and Ditches, In Search of Minerals

    (various): Natural History Rambles: Mountain and Moor, Lakes and Rivers, The Lane and Field, Underground, The Sea-Shore, Woodlands, Ponds and Ditches, In Search of Minerals

    Stock No.  1255BS

    London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1879/1880. 8º (165 x 105 mm).  Set of eight volumes, as follows: Mountain and Moor, 1879, J.E. Taylor, pp. pp 256, 4; Lakes and Rivers, C.O.G. Napier, 1879, pp. 247, 8; The Lane and Field, 1879, J.G. Wood, pp. 246, 4; Underground, 1879, J.E. Taylor, pp. 256, 4; The Sea-Shore, 1879, P.M. Duncan, pp. 256, 4; Woodlands, 1879, M.C. Cooke, pp. 288, 4; Ponds and Ditches, 1880, M.C. Cooke, pp. 254 [2]; In Search of Minerals, 1880, D.T. Ansted, pp. 282, 4.  Publisher’s decorative cloth stamped in gilt and black, black endpapers.  The entire set in good clean state, good to very good condition.   Sold as a set of this series.

    £200.00
  • 1837 Scene del Cholera di Napoli

    1837 Scene del Cholera di Napoli

    Stock No. 1252BC

    Naples, Tipografia de Marco, 1837, probably sole edition..  8º (163 x 97 mm.), pp. 141.  Bound with I Centoventi Giorni del 1837, Naples, Federico Perretti, 1837, pp. 141, and Un Fiore alla Virtũ Sventurata, Naples, Stamperia dell’Iride, 1837, pp. 54.  Contemporary half green leather over marbled boards, spine lettered direct, speckled edges, plain endpapers, half-title.  Scarce – two copes in US institutions, not recording subsidiary works.

    £180.00
  • A Book for the Sea-Side

    A Book for the Sea-Side

    Stock No. 1113BS

    London, The Religious Tract Society, no date but 1852.  Small 8º (163 x 100 mm.), pp. viii, 275, 4 (publisher’s catalogue).  On original publisher’s salmon cloth, patterned and decorated in blind and gilt, yellow endpapers, all edges gilt.  Tissue-guarded frontispiece and delightful wood-engraved vignettes in text.  Spine slightly faded but otherwise a very fine copy, and scarce thus.  Ownership inscription dated 1853 on pastedown.

    £50.00
  • Abercrombie, John: The Gardener’s Pocket Journal and Daily Assistant

    Abercrombie, John: The Gardener’s Pocket Journal and Daily Assistant

    Stock No. 1250BS

    London, Baldwin and Cradock, twentieth edition, 1831.  12º (135 x 81 mm.), pp. viii, 9-282, title preceded by “Observations” leaf and frontispiece.  Contemporary full dark green roan, lettered direct.  Very good condition.

    £50.00
  • Ainsworth, William Harrison: Windsor Castle

    Ainsworth, William Harrison: Windsor Castle

    Stock No. 1114BC

    London, Henry Colburn, New Edition (first one volume edition), 1843.  Illustrated with etchings by George Cruikshank and Tony Johannot and wood engravings after W. Alfred Delamotte.  Pp. x, 324, four-page publisher’s catalogue at back.  Large 8º  (235 x 143 mm.).  In a magnificent (but unsigned) mid-20C. full morocco binding, raised bands lined in gilt, lettered direct, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, wide richly-gilt inner dentelles, silk endpapers and marker.  Internally the odd scattering of light foxing, mainly to the etched plates, otherwise clean, the binding in pristine condition.

    £220.00
  • Akenside, Mark: The Poetical Works of Mark Akenside

    Akenside, Mark: The Poetical Works of Mark Akenside

    Stock No. 1282BS

    Lonson, C. Cooke, no date but c. 1800.  12º (141 x 90 mm.), pp. xxiv, 263, [5] including 4-page publisher’s catalogue at end.  Additional engraved title-page, frontispiece, and three copper engravings, the latest dated 1800.  Tail-pieces.  A fine example of a Cooke binding of the period, full calf (hints of tree-pattern), spine gilt with contrasting lettering-pieces, silk marker, edges yellow.  Upper right-hand section of engraved title-page excised (about 50 x 12 mm.) presumably to remove an ownership inscription, otherwise fine throughout.  Scarce in this condition.

    £45.00
  • Alfieri, Vittorio: Tragedie Scelte

    Alfieri, Vittorio: Tragedie Scelte

    Stock No. 1228BS

    Paris, Vedova Thiériot, 1856.  12º (118 x 75 mm.), pp. xi, 722, [1], half-title present.  Full nineteenth century vellum ruled in gilt, bevelled edges, morocco lettering-piece, red edges, marbled endpapers.  Bookplate of Prince Leopold (1853-1884, son of Queen Victoria) on pastedown.  Vellum soiled but otherwise very good to fine.  From the series, Collezione de Principali Autori e Poeti Classici Italiani.

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