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cover of A Tale of a Tub. Written for the Universal Improvement of Mankind, to Which is Added, an Account of a Battel Between the Antient and Modern Books in St. James Library ...

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[np] [England?], 1711. 12mo. 310 pages. Includes: 'A discourse concerning the mechanical operation of the spirit' and the 'Battel' and the 'Discourse' have separate titlepages; but the pagination is continuous. This edition has "Vein" on p. 69 from foot; "ulcely" on p. 207, line 5 from the foot. This is the first printed of four duodecimos dated "1711" and… Read more
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cover of The Fell Imperial Quarto Book of Common Prayer; an Acount of Its Production

The Fell Imperial Quarto Book of Common Prayer; an Acount of Its Production

by Foden, Peter

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Limited Edition
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(Risbury, Herefordshire, England; 1998): Whittington Press. Limited Edition. Imperial Quarto. Limited to 150 copies and includes "eight pages" from the Prayer book of 1913 which according to the colophon, should have only contained four. The present copy is number 96. 32[4],33-36[37], 38-39[1], [4], 41[4]-44 pages and colophon. The Oxford University Press announced the closure of it printing house in… Read more
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cover of Tales of My Landlord: New Series, Containing Pontefract Castle

Tales of My Landlord: New Series, Containing Pontefract Castle

by Fearman, William (pseud. Sir Walter Scott)

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Published
1820
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London: William Fearman, 1820. Octavo. In three volumes. 226, 290 and 319pp. This spurious work was in the style imitating Sir Walter Scott was issued in the form of a triple-decker (the term was not used until the 1830's) was announced by its publisher William Fearman as early as mid-October 1819, but it was not actually published until the… Read more
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cover of Thomas Middleton (2 Volume set)

Thomas Middleton (2 Volume set)

by Middleton, Thomas; Havelock Ellis; Agermon Charles Swinburne

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Published
1890
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London: T.Fisher Unwin/Vizetelly and Co, 1890. Small Octavo. In two volumes. portrait frontispieces. Published in the Mermaid series and includes: Vol. I. Thomas Middleton with an introduction by A.C. Swinburne--A trick to catch the old one, --the Changling--a Chaste maid in Cheapside---Women beware women; Vol. II. editied by Havelock Ellis, Preface--The roaring girl--the witch--a fair quarrel--the mayor of Queenborough--the… Read more
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cover of The Citizen of the World, or, Letters from a Chinese Philosopher, Residing in London, to his Friends in the Country, (Vo. 2 Only)

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London: Printed for C. Cooke, 1799. 12mo. Engraved frontispiece, engraved title page and regular title page. 188 pages, index. ads. Each plate has imprint dated 1799. Beginning in the mid-1790's Cooke began publishing these small volumes so gentlement could carry them about and read them at lunch on in their carriage. This item on imagined Chinese philsopher, residing in… Read more
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cover of Fables from Boccacio and Chaucer

Fables from Boccacio and Chaucer

by Dryden, John, 1631-1700

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Published
1805
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London: Printed for W. Flint for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1805. 12mo. . xxxi, 236 pages. The introduction is by the controversial Dr. John Akin (1747-1822). After an early career as a physician who got into trouble condemning England's policy of excluding dissenters from office or entrance into Cambridge or Oxford, he wrote two anonymously published pamphlets on… Read more
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cover of Queen Mary, a Drama

Queen Mary, a Drama

by Tennyson, Alfred

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Published
1875
Edition
First American Edition
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$65.00

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Boston: James R. Ossgood and Co, 1875. First American Edition. Small Octavo. 284pp. (1) pp. ad with a listing of the author's books facing title page. This is the author's edition from the advance sheets. A beautiful copy bound in brown cloth centrally stamped in gilt, spine gilt, brown coated endpapers, no owner's name or bookplate. A fine copy.… Read more
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cover of The Seven Deadly Sinnes of London

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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cover of The Works of Christopher Marlowe; with Some Account of the Author, and Notes

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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cover of The Comic History of England (2 Volumes in one)

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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cover of The Life of Dr. Sanderson, Late Bishop f Lincoln. To Which is Added, some Short Trackts or Cases of Conscience, Written by the Said Bishop

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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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cover of English Men of Letters

English Men of Letters

by Morley, John (editor)

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Published
1904
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Limited Edition
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$675.00

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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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cover of John Keat's Anatomical and Physiological Note Book: Printed from the Holograph in the Keats Museum Hampstead

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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cover of The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (Kamashastra ed), 12 volumes in Original Casket Case with the Key (The Kamashastra Edition)

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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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cover of Kenilworth; a Romance

Kenilworth; a Romance

by [Scott, Sir Walter]

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Published
1821
Edition
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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cover of Historical Memoirs of My Own Time. Part the First, from 1772 to 1780, Part the Second from 1781 to 1784

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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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cover of Not Wisely, But Too Well; the American Baron and Harry Heathcote of Gangoil, a Tale of Australian Bush-Life

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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cover of He Knew He Was Right

He Knew He Was Right

by Trollope, Anthony

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Published
1869
Edition
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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cover of The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

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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cover of Ductor Dubitantium, or the Rule of Conscience in All Her Generall Measures:serving as a great Instrument for the Determination of Cases of Conscience in Our Books. (2 volumes in 1)

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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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