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The Seven Deadly Sinnes of London

by Dekker, Thomas, 1572-1632

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Published
1905
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Limited Edition
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1905. Limited Edition. Octavo. 92 pages, beautifully printed in Cambridge's finest type on handmade paper. This classic work on the seven deadly sins (see the facsimile of original titlepage): The Seuen deadlie Sinns of London. Here the original spelling of Elizabethan England have been retained. Here the seven deadly sins were prominent in the sermons… Read more
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The Works of Christopher Marlowe; with Some Account of the Author, and Notes

by Marlowe, Christopher; Alexander Dyce; Sir

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Published
1858
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London: Edward Moxon and Co, 1858. A new edition, revised and corrected. liii, 407 pages. Perhaps the best 19th century edition after the small Pickering edition done in 1836. Edward Moxon the publisher allowed several corrections from earlier editions. Both Wordworth and Alfred Lord Tennyson wanted him to publish their works (Tennyson even allowing a small author's stipend in… Read more
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The Comic History of England (2 Volumes in one)

by A"Beckett, Gilbert Abbott A and John Leech(illustrator)

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London; No Date(ca. 1850): Bradbury, Evans and Co. Octavo. Two volumes in one, Hand colored frontispiece, vignette title page lettered in red and black, 320 and 304pp, illustrated by John Leach with 20 hand colored etchings and 200 woodcuts. The twenty hand colored etchings depict the history of England in a comic role beginning with such scenes as the… Read more
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London: For Richard Marriott, 1678. Small Octavo. Engraved portrait frontispiece by R[obert]. White, [A1-A2]A3-A8, a-o8, [A1]c8, [D1]-T4. Four separate title pages all dated 1678. N3 signed B3, two parts in one. Walton was the author of The Compleat Angler, one of the most important environmental books in history. He later would publish a biography of his fishing buddy and… Read more
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English Men of Letters

by Morley, John (editor)

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Published
1904
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Limited Edition
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$750.00

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London: Macmillan and Co, 1904. Limited Edition. 12mo. Limited to 1000 copies. The present set is number 68. Each volume contains a biography of each authors life and works along with their various characteristics. Each edited by those whose specialty was of a particular author such as Chaucer, Spencer, Hume, Goldsmith, Johnson, Gray, Sterne, Swift and etal. All bound… Read more
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John Keat's Anatomical and Physiological Note Book: Printed from the Holograph in the Keats Museum Hampstead

by Forman, Maurice Buxton

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Published
1934
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Limited Edition
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Oxford: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1934. Limited Edition. Octavo. 68 pages, Limited to 350 copies. Frontispiece, 68 pages, Keat's worked in Guy's Hospital in 1815-1816 and became a certified practitioner. In Denise Gigante's Studies in Romanticism, she notes physiologists from the 18th and early 19th centuries recognized snuffing as a form of physical taste.… Read more
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A fine set all in lovely Zaehnsdorf bindings. Each volume contains the following works: Vol. 1. Memoirs of Jonson, & c. Every Man in his Humour -- v. 2. Every Man out of his Humour. Cynthia's Revels, or The Fountain of Self Love. The Poetaster, or His Arraignment -- v. 3. Sejanus. Volpone, or The fox. Epicoene, or… Read more
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London: H.S. Nichols, 1897. Large Octavo. The translation by Sir. R.F. Burton, with seventy-one original illustrations which are from the original oils painted by Albert Letchford. Housed in the original casket with the Arabic title gilt-stamped [Alf Laylah wa Laylah, English transliteration which translates: Thousand Nights and a Night], measuring 23" x 12" known as the casket case with… Read more
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The Book of the Sonnet (Edited By Leigh Hunt and Samuel Adams Lee)

by Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859

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Published
1867
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New York: W.E. Benjamin, 1867. Benjamin, Walter Evarts. Octavo. 2 vol set, large paper edition, #65 of 100 copies, each with two etchings of Leigh Hunt by William Evarts Benjamin. The only other recorded large paper edition is at the Newberry Library. Williams Evarts Benjamin (1839-1940) who began as a partner with his brother Walter R. Benjamin,… Read more
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Kenilworth; a Romance

by [Scott, Sir Walter]

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Published
1821
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First Editions
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Edinburgh: for Archiblad Constable and Co, 1821. First Editions. Small Octavo. In three volumes. Each volume with two half-titles, 320, 339 and 348pp., only volume two has imprint on the verso of title, volume two has "ere" on p. 119 and p. 338 "having" . lacks ads and lacks one blank at rear of volume three. Spines… Read more
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London: For T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1815. Octavo. 2nd edition. In two volumes. 561 and 602pp. From the library of Philip Reade of Woodpark with his bookplate. A memoir of events Wraxall witnessed or information he received from respectable sources. In this edition he admits a few libel mistakes were made and he is either making corrections or… Read more
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Not Wisely, But Too Well; the American Baron and Harry Heathcote of Gangoil, a Tale of Australian Bush-Life

by Broughton, Rhoda, James De Mille and Anthony Trollope (3 Titles Bound in One volume)

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First American Editions
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New York, 1868, 1872 and 1874: Harper and Brothers. First American Editions. Octavo. . First editions in book form. Double column. Broughton: 176pp., De Mille: 132pp., illustrated. and Trollope 61pp. (2) frontispiece illustrations. Rhoda Broughton's work was notable for being slightly risqué. Anthony Trollope commented in his autobiography that "she has made her ladies do and say things which… Read more
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He Knew He Was Right

by Trollope, Anthony

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Published
1869
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First Edition
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London: Strahan and Co, 1869. First Edition. Octavo. First edition in book form. In two volumes, 384pp, and 384pp., both half-titles present, illustrated with sixty-four illustrations by Marcus Stone. The story of a very jealous husband who abducts his son and flees to Italy only to find himself going completely mad. His wife Emily followed him and he was… Read more
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The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

by Smollett, Tobias, 1721-1771

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Published
1753
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First Edition
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London: for W. Johnston, 1753. First Edition. 12mo. In two volumes, 262 and 315pp.. Smollett's third novel. The story of Count Fathom, who travels with his mother, an angel of mercy and camp follower. While putting wounded soldiers out of their misery she takes trinkets or money from their bodies. She is eventually shot. A generous German officer takes… Read more
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London: Printed By James Flesher, for Richard Royston at the Angel in Ivy-Lane, 1660. Folio. . Spine reads: Rule of Conscience. 2 volumes in one. Volume 1 [6] xi, 559 pages. Volume 2 558 pages [2] leaves of plates. Jeremy Taylor was a clergyman in the Church of England who was a chaplain to King Charles I as a… Read more
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Puck of Pook's Hill

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1906
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First Edition
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London: Macmillan and Co, 1906. First Edition. Octavo. First printing. Frontispiece, 306pp., (2)pp. ads. Illustrated with 11 engravings by H.R. Millar. includes 10 stories and 16 poems. Bound in red cloth centrally stamped in gilt with an elephant head spine lettering gilt, corners bumped, spine ends show a bit of wear, with a damp stain near spine. From… Read more
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Little Dorrit (Bound from Original Parts)

by Dickens, Charles

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Published
1857
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First Edition
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London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857. First Edition. Octavo. First state with all issue points by Smith. 625pp. illustrated by H.K. Brown with 40 plates of which eight are the dark plates, three line errata, B2 instead of BB2, and more. Bound from the original parts (stab marks visible) in 3/4 red morocco over red cloth, raised bands and title… Read more
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Berkeley; (1970,71, 72, 74, 76 and 83(: University of California Press. Octavo. Complete in 11 volumes with extensive footnotes to historical references, and bibliography. Volume 11 is a complete index of the entire set. Laid in William Matthews travel letter to his friends and hope that the Pepys volume has since arrived, although the set… Read more
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The Works of Mr. Thomas Otway

by Otway, Thomas

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Published
1768
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London: For C. Bathurst, T. Waller, J. Rivington, Etc., 1768. 12mo. In three volumes. These three volumes cover his plays, letters and poems. The author was an English dramatist and poet, one of the forerunners of sentimental drama through his convincing presentation of human emotions in an age of heroic but artificial tragedies. His masterpiece, Venice Preserved, was one… Read more
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The Pursuits of Literature; a Satirical Poem in Four Dialogues, with Notes

by Mathias, Thomas James, 1754-1835

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Published
1798
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London: T. Becket, 1798. Octavo. 6th edition, [4] xxxi, 381 pages. Mathias was among one of the most important writers of literary satire in the period between Pope and Byron. The verse satire was enhanced by the much larger commentaries which provide a remarkable history of both major and lesser known writers. From his earlier editions of less than… Read more
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