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Letters for Literary Ladies: To which is Added, An Essay on the Nobel Science of Self-Justification [SIGNED]
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Letters for Literary Ladies: To which is Added, An Essay on the Nobel Science of Self-Justification [SIGNED]

By Maria Edgeworth

London: Printed for J. Johnson, in St. Paul's Church-Yard., 1795. 1st Edition . Very Good. 5 x 7.5 inches (12.5 x 19 cm). Signed by Author. Full mottled calf leather binding. Expertly rebacked in matching style, spine has a red morocco title label, gilt ruled compartments each with a gilt ornament. Some offsetting from turn-ins to endpapers, a few marks to text but generally in very clean condition throughout. Slip of paper signed by Maria Edgeworth tipped in to front endpaper. The rare first published work of the famed children's author and educationist. From the private library of the Beaufort family. Maria's father Richard Lovell Edgeworth married Frances Anne Beaufort in 1798, she was his fourth wife and a year younger than Maria. The two women became close friends and Maria was in frequent contact with many members of the Beaufort family. In 1838 the families became doubly connected when Maria's half-sister, Honora, married Francis Beaufort - the brother of her step-mother. The book is signed to the upper margin of title page by M. Beaufort and Fr.(?) Beaufort. Also inscribed to front free endpaper: 'M.E. Beaufort from H.(?) Beaufort, March 22 1865'. A very nice example with excellent provenance. ESTC T64310. Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5 x 7.5 inches (12.5 x 19 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 8vo. [4], 74, [1] (ads), [1] (blank), 79, [1] (blank), 47, [1] (blank)

$6621.50

Christmas Crackers: Being Ten Commonplace Selections 1970-1979 [SIGNED]

By John Julius Norwich / [Richard Adams]

London: Allen Lane, 1981. Reprint . Very Good Minus/Very Good. 5.75 x 8.75 inches (14 x 22 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: A little light foxing. Slight edge wear, fading and light stain to spine. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. . Overall jacket condition is Very Good Minus. Book: Green cloth binding. Foxing to page edges and endpapers, a few spots to the text. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down. Inscribed to Adams and signed by the author to label on the first blank: 'For Richard Adams - with best wishes - John Julius Norwich.'. Overall book condition is Very Good Minus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.75 x 8.75 inches (14 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 285

$59.59

Table-Talk. Essays on Men and Manners: The World's Classics Series No. 5

By William Hazlitt

London: Grant Richards, 1901. 1st Edition . Very Good. 4 x 6.25 inches (10 x 15.5 cm). Green buckram binding. Rubbing and slight fading to spine. Browning to endpapers, occasional foxing to text. Early volume in the World's Classics series. Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 4 x 6.25 inches (10 x 15.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 450

$18.54

The Beekman Mercantile Papers 1746 - 1799: (Complete 3 Volume Set)
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The Beekman Mercantile Papers 1746 - 1799: (Complete 3 Volume Set)

By Philip L. White

London: The New York Historical Society, 1956. 1st Edition . Very Good. 6.5 x 9.5 inches (16.5 x 24 cm). Complete three volume set. Ex-library set with labels to foot of spines, stamps to all page edges. No other library stamps, labels or markings. Small stain to top page edge of volume III, the books are otherwise in very clean condition throughout. The largest publication of American Commercial Correspondence for the period 1753-1800. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, with the bookplate of his wife (Elizabeth Adams) to each volume. . Overall condition is Very Good. Please Note: This is a heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate. Actual Royal Mail postage costs are: Europe £22.45; Oceania £33.80; Rest of World £30.70. A postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Size: 6.5 x 9.5 inches (16.5 x 24 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: vii, 1485

$211.89

Baldness Be My Friend [SIGNED]
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Baldness Be My Friend [SIGNED]

By Richard Boston / [Richard Adams]

London: Elm Tree Books, 1977. 1st Edition . Very Good/Very Good. 5.5 x 8.75 inches (13.5 x 22 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear. Slight creasing to corners. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: Red cloth binding with some bumping to corners. Foxing and light marking to page edges, clean text throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down. Dedicated and signed by the author to front free endpaper: 'Richard Adams, with very best wishes, from Richard Boston.' Uncommon. Overall book condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.5 x 8.75 inches (13.5 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 152

$33.11

They Asked for a Paper: Papers and Addresses
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They Asked for a Paper: Papers and Addresses

By C.S. Lewis

London: Geoffrey Bles, 1962. 1st Edition . Very Good/Very Good. 5.5 x 8.75 inches (14 x 22 cm). Dust jacket: Slight wear and chipping to edges. Browning and light foxing to edges. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Minus. Book: First printing. Brown cloth binding. Foxing to page edges, light foxing to first and last few pages, otherwise in clean condition throughout. Uncommon C.S. Lewis collection. Overall book condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.5 x 8.75 inches (14 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: vii, 211

$33.11

A Case for Humane Learning: The Romanes Lecture. Delivered in the Sheldonian Theatre 17 November 1966
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A Case for Humane Learning: The Romanes Lecture. Delivered in the Sheldonian Theatre 17 November 1966

By Maurice Bowra

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966. 1st Edition . Good Plus. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.5 cm). Card wraps. Heavy foxing to covers. Very clean text throughout. Scarce. Overall condition is Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £9.05; Oceania £10.50; Rest of World £10.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.5 cm). Paperback. Printed pages: 29

$25.16

Selected Essays of William Hazlitt
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Selected Essays of William Hazlitt

By William Hazlitt / Geoffrey Keynes (Ed.)

London: The Nonesuch Press, 1944. Reprint . Very Good Plus/Very Good. 5 x 7.5 inches (12.5 x 19.5 cm). Dust jacket: Slight wear to ends of spine, old paper repair to reverse of head of spine, slight browning to spine, price clipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: Green buckram binding with slight fading to spine, light foxing to page edges and endpapers, previous owner's bookplate and name to front pastedown endpapers. Clean text throughout. Overall book condition is Very Good Plus. Size: 5 x 7.5 inches (12.5 x 19.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xxiv, 807

$33.11

The New London Gleaner; or General Repository of Elegant, Useful and Amusing Literature: Comprising Historical and Biographical Sketches, moral tales, remarkable adventures, humourous and instructive essays, general anecdotes, select poetry. Chiefly from The Works of Modern Authors, English and Foreign.
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The New London Gleaner; or General Repository of Elegant, Useful and Amusing Literature: Comprising Historical and Biographical Sketches, moral tales, remarkable adventures, humourous and instructive essays, general anecdotes, select poetry. Chiefly from The Works of Modern Authors, English and Foreign.

By John Perry

London: James Cundee, 1809. 1st Edition . Good. 5.75 x 8.5 inches (14 x 22.5 cm). Recent brown buckram binding. Heavy foxing to text and plates, occasional marks. A good solid example of a scarce early 19th century periodical. Overall condition is Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.75 x 8.5 inches (14 x 22.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: iv, 456

$59.59

Letters of Horace Walpole: (2 volume set)
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Letters of Horace Walpole: (2 volume set)

By Charles Duke Yonge (Ed.) / Horace Walpole

London: Swan Sonnenschein and Co, 1891. Very Good. 6 x 8.75 inches (15 x 22.5 cm). Complete two volume set. Blue cloth bindings. A little wear to ends of spine and corners of boards. Small stain to spine of volume 2. Internally both volumes are in excellent condition throughout. Overall condition is Very Good. Please Note: This is a heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate. Actual Royal Mail postage costs are: Europe £15.25; Oceania £23.00; Rest of World £21.10. A postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Size: 6 x 8.75 inches (15 x 22.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xxxi, 287 + ix, 322

$39.73

Love Confessed: An Anthology
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Love Confessed: An Anthology

By Derek Parker (Ed.)

London: Constable , 1983. 1st Edition . Very Good/Very Good. 5.5 x 8.75 inches (14 x 22 cm). Dust jacket: Light shelf wear, unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: A few light marks to boards, otherwise in very clean condition throughout. A couple of margin markings in light pencil. Overall book condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.5 x 8.75 inches (14 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 227

$18.54

A Last Vintage: Essays and Papers
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A Last Vintage: Essays and Papers

By George Saintsbury

London: Methuen and Co Ltd, 1950. 1st Edition . Very Good/Good. 5.75 x 8.75 inches (15 x 22 cm). Dust jacket: Light soiling. Darkening to spine, slight wear to ends of spine, tear to top edge of rear cover. Small hole to fold out rear flap, unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good Plus. Book: Purple buckram binding with slight fading to boards. Foxing to page edges, previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper, clean text throughout. Overall book condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.75 x 8.75 inches (15 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 254

$25.16

Last Essays
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Last Essays

By Joseph Conrad

London: J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd, 1926. 1st Edition . Very Good Minus. 5.25 x 7.75 inches (14 x 20 cm). Green buckram binding with dulling to spine. Spots of heavy foxing to page edges, a few patches to text. Previous owner's engraved bookplate to front endpaper (John Embleton Black). Overall condition is Very Good Minus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.25 x 7.75 inches (14 x 20 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xvii, 253

$52.97

Essays. English and American: The Harvard Classics Edition De Luxe (Deluxe) Alumni Edition [Aka Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf of Books] Volume 28
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Essays. English and American: The Harvard Classics Edition De Luxe (Deluxe) Alumni Edition [Aka Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf of Books] Volume 28

By Charles Eliot (Ed.)

New York: P.F. Collier and Son, 1910. 1st Edition . Very Good. 6 x 8.5 inches (15 x 22 cm). Green buckram binding. Blind border front board, crest in red and gilt to front board and spine. Top page edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Darkening and light marking to spine, otherwise in excellent condition throughout. Limited edition de luxe No. 2799. Overall condition is Very Good. Size: 6 x 8.5 inches (15 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 485

$33.11

English Essays from Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay: The Harvard Classics Edition De Luxe (Deluxe) Alumni Edition [Aka Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf of Books] Volume 27
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English Essays from Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay: The Harvard Classics Edition De Luxe (Deluxe) Alumni Edition [Aka Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf of Books] Volume 27

By Charles Eliot (Ed.) / Philip Sidney / Macaulay

New York: P.F. Collier and Son, 1910. 1st Edition . Very Good. 6 x 8.5 inches (15 x 22 cm). Green buckram binding. Blind border front board, crest in red and gilt to front board and spine. Top page edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Darkening and light marking to spine, otherwise in excellent condition throughout. Limited edition de luxe No. 2799. Overall condition is Very Good. Size: 6 x 8.5 inches (15 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 421

$33.11

Literary and Philosophical Essays. French, German and Italian: The Harvard Classics Edition De Luxe (Deluxe) Alumni Edition [Aka Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf of Books] Volume 32
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Literary and Philosophical Essays. French, German and Italian: The Harvard Classics Edition De Luxe (Deluxe) Alumni Edition [Aka Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf of Books] Volume 32

By Charles Eliot (Ed.)

New York: P.F. Collier and Son, 1910. 1st Edition . Very Good. 6 x 8.5 inches (15 x 22 cm). Green buckram binding. Blind border front board, crest in red and gilt to front board and spine. Top page edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Darkening and light marking to spine, otherwise in excellent condition throughout. Limited edition de luxe No. 2799. Overall condition is Very Good. Size: 6 x 8.5 inches (15 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 419

$33.11

Critical Essays and Literary Fragments: (An English Garner)
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Critical Essays and Literary Fragments: (An English Garner)

By Thomas Seccombe (Ed.) / J. Churton Collins (Intro.)

London: Archibald Constable and Co Ltd, 1903. 1st Edition . Very Good. 6 x 9 inches (15 x 23 cm). Blue cloth binding, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Slight fading and marking to spine. Light rubbing to boards. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Clean text throughout. Overall condition is Very Good. Size: 6 x 9 inches (15 x 23 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xlix, 344

$25.16

Later Stuart Tracts: (An English Garner)
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Later Stuart Tracts: (An English Garner)

By Thomas Seccombe (Ed.) / George A. Aitken (Intro.)

London: Archibald Constable and Co Ltd, 1903. 1st Edition . Very Good. 6 x 9 inches (15 x 23 cm). Blue cloth binding, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Slight fading and marking to spine. Light rubbing to boards. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Clean text throughout. Overall condition is Very Good. Size: 6 x 9 inches (15 x 23 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xxix, 404

$25.16

Stuart Tracts 1603-1693: (An English Garner)
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Stuart Tracts 1603-1693: (An English Garner)

By Thomas Seccombe (Ed.) / C.H. Firth (Intro.)

London: Archibald Constable and Co Ltd, 1903. 1st Edition . Very Good. 6 x 9 inches (15 x 23 cm). Blue cloth binding, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Slight fading and marking to spine. Light rubbing to boards. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Clean text throughout. Overall condition is Very Good. Size: 6 x 9 inches (15 x 23 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xxxvi,514

$25.16

Tudor Tracts 1532-1588: (An English Garner)
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Tudor Tracts 1532-1588: (An English Garner)

By Thomas Seccombe (Ed.) / A.F. Pollard (Intro.)

London: Archibald Constable and Co Ltd, 1903. 1st Edition . Very Good. 6 x 9 inches (15 x 23 cm). Blue cloth binding, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Slight fading and marking to spine. Light rubbing to boards. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Clean text throughout. Overall condition is Very Good. Size: 6 x 9 inches (15 x 23 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xxxvi, 520

$33.11

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