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Odds and Ends. In Verse and Prose.

by Merle, William Henry

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Published
1831
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Presumed first.
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Merle, William Henry, Odds and Ends. In Verse and Prose. By William Henry Merle, Esq. Illustrated by George Cruikshank, from Designs by the Author. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster Row, 1831. 8vo. 20 cm. Presumed first edition. Thirteen illustrations, of which eleven are woodcuts, and one is a signed etching by George Cruikshank, with "WHM" opposite… Read more
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[Smith, Alexander], NOBODY, AND SOME-BODY. With the true Chronicle Historie of Elydure, who was fortunately three severall times crowned King of England. The true Coppy thereof, as it hath been acted by the Queens Maiesties Seruants. Printed for Iohn Trundle and are toobe sold at his shop in Barbican, at the sign of No-body. Two woodcut illustrations from the first edition… Read more
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The Wassail-Bowl.

by Smith, Albert

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Published
1843
Edition
First
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$400.00

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Albert Smith, The Wassail-Bowl. By Albert Smith. In Two Volumes. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1843. First edition as a book. 18 cm x 11.5 cm. 12mo. [Vol. I: 2 blanks; frontispiece, preface, prologue; 252 pages; 2 blanks] [Vol. II: 2 blanks; frontispiece, title page; 249 pages; two blanks] Marbled green calf, with gold-ruled covers, five raised bands, six… Read more
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Memoirs of Monkeys, &c, &c.

by [Nathaniel Ogle]

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Published
1825
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First
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[Nathaniel Ogle] Memoirs of Monkeys, &c, &c. London: Printed for Geo. B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria-Lane, 1825. First edition. 16mo; [iv; 152 pages]. Bound in quarter green calf over marbled boards, with binding stamp 2 of Sir Alexander James Beresford Beresford-Hope, four raised bands, with five compartments marked out in gold, with Beresford-Hope's crest of a broken globe surmounted by a rainbow… Read more
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Thomas Rowlandson. [Col. David Roberts] The Military Adventures of Johnny Newcome, with an Account of His Campaigns on the Peninsula and in Pall Mall: with Sketches by Rowlandson; and Notes. By an Officer. London: Printed for Patrick Martin, 198, Oxford-Street, Corner of Orchard-Street, 1815. First edition. 23 cm; 8vo; [frontispiece; title page, with W. Wilson, Printer, 4 Greville-Street, Hatton-Garden, London,… Read more
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image of Quin’s Jests; or, the Facetious Man’s Pocket-Companion. Containing every Species of Wit, Humour, and Repartee, with a Compleat Collection of Epigrams, Bon-Mots, &c, &c.

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Quin, James, Quin's Jests; or, the Facetious Man's Pocket-Companion. London, S. Bladon, 1766. [James Quin] Quin's Jests; or, the Facetious Man's Pocket-Companion. Containing every Species of Wit, Humour, and Repartee, with a Compleat Collection of Epigrams, Bon-Mots, &c, &c. London: Printed for S. Bladon, in Pater-noster-Row, MDCCLXVI [1766]. First edition. [ii; blank leaf; ii], 104 pages] 12mo; 18 cm… Read more
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York Chapbooks

by Wordsworth, William et alia

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[1820]
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[Chap Books, York Chap Books] James Kendrew, Ten Chapbooks bound. Book plate of Irwin Laughlin, whose motto was: Alias Aliis Hic Mihi, Ex-Bibliotheca in Aedibus Meridianis. Irwin B. Laughlin was an American diplomat, whose home in Washington, D. C., 1630 Crescent Place, now Meridan House, which once housed this book. Binding stamp partially illegible, Piccadilly. A marvelous collection… Read more
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[Byron] Maturin, Rev. Robert Charles, Bertram; or, the Castle of St. Aldobrand, an Italian Tale, on Which Is Founded One of the Best Tragedies of Modern Times. London: Printed for the Booksellers, Price Sixpence, no date, [1816]. Crown 8vo. 27 pages. Hand-colored frontispiece of "Mr. Kean as Count Bertram," a colored vignette on the title page, "Bertram's Shipwreck." A… Read more
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Ten Fables with Twenty One Illustrations by Rachel Russell.

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Published
MCMXXVIII [1928]
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First, as such.
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Stevenson, Robert Louis. Ten Fables with Twenty One Illustrations by Rachel Russell. London: The Swan Press, Chelsea : MCMXXVIII [1928]. With a memorial bookplate, "In Memory of Michael Hariot Huth Walters for his Friend" with the name Betty Menzies written in ink. Elizabeth G.C. Menzies was the rare woman staff photographer at Princeton University, whose images decorated the front cover… Read more
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[Egan, Pierce], Life in London; Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and His Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, Accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in Their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis. By Pierce Egan. Author of Walks through Bath, Sporting Anecdotes, Pictures of the Fancy, Boxiana, &c. Dedicated to His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth. Embellished… Read more
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Select Fables.

by Denis, Charles

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Published
1754
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Denis, Charles, Select Fables. By Mr. Charles Denis. London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, MDCCLIV. [1754] In-8, 21 cm. [frontispiece by C. Grignion; title-page; dedication to the Prince of Wales (ii); preface (xvii); contents (ix); 448 pages]. Rebound in quarter brown calf, five raised bands, gilt-decorated label, on twentieth century marbled boards. Occasional slight… Read more
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The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman.

by [Dickens, Charles]

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Published
1839
Edition
First
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[Dickens, Charles] Cruikshank, George, The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman. London, Charles Tilt, 1839. 11 plates. 12mo. Green flexible cloth with a Cruikshank illustration on the cover in gilt. Custom embroidered slipcase (newer), with hand-colored borders after Cruikshank and inset panel on upper and lower covers of embroidered material. Fine. Cohn 243. First edition, first issue, as stanza V line… Read more
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Kipling, Rudyard, Soldiers Three: a Collection of Stories Setting Forth Certain Passages in the Lives and Adventures of Privates Terence Mulvaney, Stanley Ortheris, and John Learoyd, London: Simpson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C., 1890. 93 pages, plus "opinion of the Press" and "L'Envoi," followed by a page of advertisements for A.H.… Read more
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Mayhew (the Brothers), The Greatest Plague of Life: or The Adventures of a Lady in Search of a Good Servant. By one who has been "Almost Worried to Death." Edited by the Brothers Mayhew. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. London, David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street, N.D. [1847]. First edition in book form. Stamp-signed Bayntun binding, Bath. Twelve etchings by George… Read more
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Jack Sheppard, Extracted from “Bentley’s Miscellany” 1839.

by Ainsworth, William Harrison

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Published
1839
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First, from parts
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Ainsworth, William Harrison, Jack Sheppard, Extracted from "Bentley's Miscellany" 1839. Re-paginated by hand: [2 blanks; frontispiece, title page "extracted from 'Bentley's Miscellany'"; B1 of Bentley's Miscellany corresponds to p. 1. (P. 29 on card stock. Blank on the verso.) P. 113 in Miscellany is I1 or p. 30, hand-numbered. 183 hand-numbered pages plus the verso of p. 183… Read more
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Rowlandson, Thomas [Combe, William], The Dance of Life, a Poem, by the Author of "Doctor Syntax;" Illustrated with Coloured Engravings by Thomas Rowlandson. London, published by R. Ackermann, 1817. [2 blanks, frontispiece, "The Dance of Life"; engraved title page, title page, advertisement of "R.A." 285 pages; 2 blanks]. Bound in full red gilt-trimmed goatskin. Book plate of Paul Francis… Read more
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Combe, William, The First Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque. A Poem. Volume First. London, Nattili & Bond, 1859. The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of Consolation. A Poem. Volume Second. London, Nattili & Bond, 1859. The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of a Wife. A Poem. Volume Third. London, Nattili & Bond,… Read more
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The Grand Master, or Adventures of Qui Hi? In Hindoustan. A Hudibrastic Poem in Eight Cantos by Quiz. London, Tegg, 1816. 28 plates by Thomas Rowlandson, 27 colored, 1 uncolored, signed luxurious binding in full red levant morocco, "Bound by Rivière & Son". Five raised bands. Magnificent fold-out frontispiece and illustrated title-page. Large 8vo. Richly gilt back, gilt edges. First… Read more
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image of The Humourist: Being Essays Upon Subjects, Viz. News-Writers… with a Dedication to the Man in the Moon. By the Author of the Apology for Parson Alberoni; the Dedication to a Great Man concerning Dedications &c.

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The Humourist: Being Essays Upon Subjects, Viz. News-Writers… with a Dedication to the Man in the Moon. By the Author of the Apology for Parson Alberoni; the Dedication to a Great Man concerning Dedications &c. London: Printed for W. Boreham at the Angel in Paternoster Row, 1720. [blank; xxx; 240 pages; vi; blank], 1n-12, 16 cm. Bound in… Read more
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The Life of Sir John Falstaff.

by Brough, Robert B.

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Published
1858
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First
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The Life of Sir John Falstaff. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. 1858. First edition. Imperial 8vo, 25 cm x 17 cm, [xx; 196], [2 blanks; double frontispiece, the second hand-colored; title page; quote from Henry IV, Part 2, with reproduction of woodcut from cover of Part I; dedication dated March 27, 1858; preface; contents; list of plates; text… Read more
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