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Emblems, Divine and Moral

By: Quarles, Francis

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, John Bennet, 1839

Inv. #1289B. 1 volume. 3/4 brown leather over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. "Emblems, Divine and Moral, by Francis Quarles. New Edition. Carefully revised and corrected, with recommendatory prefaces, by Rev. Augustus Toplady, and the Rev. John Ryland. Complete in one volume, with 80 engravings." We found the following description of Quarles on-line: "Quarles (1593-1644) was chronologer to the City of London and secretary to Archbishop Usher in Ireland. He is ... View more info

First Editions

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $7,500.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Archbald Constable & Co.,

Edition: First Edition

Inv. # 300D. Four volumes, recently bound in 1/4 tan leather with leather labels. Each title is original 3 or 4 volumes rebound in one. Titles are: (1)"Tales of my Landlord" (2nd Series) as by Jedediah Cleishbotham ["Heart of Mid-Lothian"], 1818, Edinburgh, published by Archibald Constable & Co. (4 volumes bound in one); (2)"Tales of my Landlord" (3rd Series) as by Jedediah Cleishbotham ["Bride of Lamermoor" and "The Legend of Montr... View more info

Letters of Junius

By: Junius

Price: $700.00

Publisher: London, G. Woodfall, 1814

Edition: Second Edition

Inv. # 030919. 3 volumes bound in full tan leather by Zaehnsdorf; marbled endpapers, all edges yellow; brown labels on spine. "Junius: Including Letters by the Same Writer, under other signatures, (now first collected.) To which are added, his Confidential Correspondence with Mr. Wilkes, and his Private Letters addressed to Mr. H.S. Woodfall. With a Preliminary Essay, Notes, Fac-similes, &c." According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, this is "the first new e... View more info

Plutarch's Lives

By: Plutarch (Dryden & Clough, Translators)

Price: $950.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co., 1910

Edition: First Edition

Inv. # 1144. 5 vol. bound in 3/4 brown leather over green cloth boards, in six compartments, some gilt stamping on spine and boards. T.E.G. Oxford Edition. Bookplate of Harold Ellis Farmer on front pastedown. Hinges tight, no fading to spines, and excellent set in very good plus condition. Red and black title page. This is the translation known as Dryden's, "Corrected from the Greek and Revised by A.H. Clough, Sometime Fellow and Tutor of the Oriel College, Oxford, a... View more info

Poetical Works

By: Byron, Lord

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1814

Inv. # 1326. Full tan leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Rebound early editions of three of Byron's long poems: "The Giaour," (eleventh edition) "The Bride of Abydos," (eighth edition) and "The Corsair" (sixth edition). ; 8vo View more info

Religio Medici

By: Browne, Sir Thomas

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan & Co., Ltd., 1926

#4998. 3/4 blue leather over blue cloth boasrds. Marbled endpapers. T.E.G. Bound by Riviere.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 392 pages View more info

Ruth & Other Tales

By: Gaskell, Elizabeth

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1873

Inv. # P-060308. 3/4 maroon leather over maroon boards, spine faded to light brown; five raised bands on spine, gold-stamped title and decoration. Marbled endpapers and edges.This single volume is Volume VI (of seven) volumes in Smith, Elder's Novels and Tales of Mrs. Gaskell. Four B&W illustrations (frontispiece and three in text). ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall View more info

Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: $850.00

Publisher: London, Philip Lee Warner, 1921

Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition; First Printing

Inv. # 1291B. Modern 1/4 maroon leather over marbled boards, T.E.G. Published by Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society Ltd., London, Liverpool & Boston. A Riccardi Press Book. #702 of 1025 copies. "Of this edition of the SELECTED POEMS OF THOMAS HARDY have been printed in the Riccardi fount on hand-made Riccardi Paper 1025 copies, of which only 1000 are for sale, and upon Vellum 14 copies, of which 12 are for sale. Paper copy Number 702." ; 8vo... View more info

The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillana

By: Lesage (van Laun, Henri, trans.)

Price: $850.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William Paterson, 1886

#4385C. 3 vol. 3/4 red leather over red cloth boards. T.E.G.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall View more info

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The Anatomy of Melancholy

By: Burton, Robert

Price: $575.00

Publisher: New York, W.J. Widdleton, 1865

Inv. # P080803. 2 volumes bound in 3/4 tan leather over marbled boards, with marbled endpapers and edges. Frontispiece to the original edition. "The Anatomy of Melancholy, What it is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms, Prognostics, and Several Cures of it. In Three Partitions. With their several Sections, Members, and Subsections, Philosophically, Medically, Historically Opened and Cut Up. By Democritus Junior." A New Edition. Originally published in 1652. ; 12mo 7" ... View more info

The Carmina of Catullus

By: Catullus (Burton & Smithers, Tr.)

Price: $350.00

Publisher: NY, Privately Printed, 1928

Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition

#1381B. No. 375 0f 750 copies. Brown cloth boards with tan buckram spine. Publisher's black leather label on spine. Top edge stained brown, all other edges untrimmed. "The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus, Completely Englished into Verse and Prose, the Metrical Part by Captain Sir Richard F. Burton, and the Prose Portion, Introduction and Notes Explanatory and Illustrative by Leonard C. Smithers; Including the Latin Text of Catullus." Privately printed fo... View more info

The Complete Works of Jane Austen

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, the Folio Society, 1975

Edition: Second Revised Edition; 5th Printing (1988)

Inv. # P-071220A. 7 volumes. Boxed set bound in light gray cloth over salmon boards, gilt-stamped decoations on spine. Publisher's original box intact. This is the Fifth (1988) printing of the Folio Society's 1975 edition, with wood engravings by Joan Hassall, and based on the Chapman edition. This set includes the shorter works. ; Wood engraving; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

The Complete Works of John Bunyan

By: Bunyan, John

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Bradley, Garretson & Co., 1872

#453F. Full green leather with gold-stamped front, rear, and spine. With an Introduction by the Rev. John P. Gulliver, D.D.; Steel engraving; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall View more info

The Complete Works of William Shakspeare

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: $850.00

Publisher: London & New York, the London Printing & Publishing Co., Ltd., N.D.

Inv. # P-070120A. 3 volumes bound in full leather, designed to look like 3/4 leather. Gold-stamped portrait of Shakespeare on front board. Marbled endpapers and edges. "Revised from the original editions" with "a Memoir, and an essay on his genius, by Barry Cornwall." "Illustrated with engravings on wood from designs by Kenny Meadows; and numerous steel plates, portraits of eminent actors, etc., etc." The three volumes are arranged by subject,... View more info

The Georgics of Virgil

By: Virgil (Dryden trans.)

Price: $450.00

Publisher: NY, Cheshire Press, 1931

Edition: First Edition

Inv. #1023G. Reproduced from the First Folio Edition of Dryden's Collected Works of Virgil, published by Jacob Tonson, in London, 1697. The Twenty engravings are reproduced from the originals in the first folio edition. Printed by Richard Ellis for Cheshire House Publishers, New York; Number 1138 of 1200 copies. In publisher's original 1/2 Tan Leather over brown cloth boards in original slipcase. Near fine, with some slight fading to leather spine.; Engravings; Folio... View more info