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East of the Sun and West of the Moon
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East of the Sun and West of the Moon

by NIELSEN, Kay, illustrator; ASBJÖRNSEN, Peter Christen; MOE, Jörgen Ingebreksten

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London: Hodder and Stroughton, 1914. Perhaps the Most Beautiful Children's Book Ever Published[NIELSEN, Kay, Illustrator. [ASBJÖRNSEN, Peter Christen, and Jörgen Ingebreksten Moe]. East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Old Tales from the North. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1914]. The first trade edition of Kay Nielsen's greatest work. Large quarto (11 1/8 x 8 5/8 in; 283 x 220 mm). [2], 206 , [1 printer's imprint], [1 blank] pp. Twenty-five mounted color plates with descriptive tissue guards, numerous black and white text illustrations. Publisher's dark blue cloth decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Pictorial endpapers in gold and black. Minimal rubbing to extremities and spine edges. Small circular bookplate on verso of front endpaper. A near fine copy, the gilt on the binding bright, the text block totally free from the usual 'foxing' that one usually sees.Danish illustrator and designer Kay Nielsen (1886-1957) "was drawn early on to fairy tales and… Read more
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Eccentric Tales

by CRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator; KOSEWITZ, W.F. von (pseud.)

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London: James Robins and Co., 1827. Eccentric Cruikshank[CRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator]. KOSEWITZ, W.F. von. Eccentric Tales. From the German of W.F. Von Kosewitz, with Illustrations by George Cruikshank, From Sketches by Alfred Crowquill. London: James Robins and Co., 1827. First edition in book form, originally issued in four parts with five plates each. Octavo (8 7/8 x 5 1/4 in; 227 x 135 mm). 181, [1] pp. Twenty hand-colored aquatint engravings, bound as a suite at front. Quires L and M have been transposed in error by the binder.Original quarter claret cloth over drab boards, printed spine label. Untrimmed. Partially unopened. An occasional light spot of foxing, some wear to extremities as expected, and rubbing to spine label with slight losses. Withal, an excellent copy housed in a red cloth clamshell case."There is no list of plates, and the position of the plates differs in different copies..." (Cohn).Charles Robert Forrester (1803-1850), who anonymously translated Kosewitz's Tales (but did… Read more
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Eccentric Excursions
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Eccentric Excursions

by WOODWARD, George Moutard; CRUIKSHANK, Isaac

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London: Allen & Co., 1807. A Study the Inhabitants of the Roundhouse and the Regular Attendants at the Police-Court"A Journey in Caricature through Early Nineteenth Century England...WOODWARD. George Moutard. Eccentric Excursions, or, Literary & Pictorial Sketches of Countenance, Character & Country, in different parts of England & South Wales. Interspersed with Curious Anecdotes, Embellished with upwards of One Hundred Characteristic & Illustrative Prints. London: Allen & Co., 1807 [but ca. 1813]. Later issue (first published in 1796). Quarto (10 3/16 x 8 3/8 in; 259 x 213 mm.). iv, v, 6-217, [1, list of plates] pp. Engraved title-page (included in pagination) Hand colored frontispiece and 100 hand-colored etched plates (on ninety-nine leaves) by Isaac Cruikshank after Woodward, including three folding plates (Plates 1, 2, and 3). The text is watermarked "W. Balston 1813". Bound by Rivière & Son (stamp-signed on verso of front endpaper) ca. 1890. Full maroon morocco, covers with double-gilt… Read more
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The Eclogues
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The Eclogues

by VIRGIL (Publius Virgilius Maro); LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB; VERTÈS, illustrator; CALVERLEY, C.S., translator

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New York: Printed for the Members of The Limited Editions Club at the Press of A. Colish, 1960. With Twelve Full-Page Illustrations by Carlotta PetrinaVIRGIL (Publius Virgilius Maro). The Eclogues. Translated into English Verse by C.S. Calverley. With an introduction by Moses Hadas and Drawings by Vertès. New York: The Limited Editions Club at the Press of A. Colish, 1960. Limited to 1,500 copies signed by Vertès, this being no. 1456.Folio (12 1/4 x 9 1/16 inches; 310 x 230 mm.). 126 pp. Numerous drawings in line and water-color by Marcel Vertès.Publisher's three-quarter gold-toned Shiki silk, silk-screened with a Vertès drawing in green, tan cloth spine lettered in gilt. Housed in the publisher's tan cloth slipcase, lettered in black on spine. A fine copy.The Eclogues, also called the Bucolics, is the first of the three major works of the Latin poet Virgil. Taking as his generic model the Greek Bucolica by Theocritus, Virgil created a Roman version partly by offering a dramatic and… Read more
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Edge of the Unknown, The
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Edge of the Unknown, The

by DOYLE, Arthur Conan

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London: John Murray, 1930. Who has become the greatest medium-baiter of modern times? Undoubtedly Houdini.Who was the greatest physical medium of modern times?"DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Edge of the Unknown. London: John Murray, [1930]. First English edition. Octavo (7 5/16 x 4 7/8 inches; 186 x 124 mm.). viii, 332 pp. Lacking rear free endpaper.Publisher's dark blue cloth, front cover ruled in blind and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, white endpapers. Some foxing throughout, gilt lettering dull, early ink signature of H. Layton Hough on front pastedown and front free endpaper. A good copy only.909 copies were published on 24th June 1930 priced 7/6.The Edge of the Unknown is a collection of essays and articles written between 1919 and 1930. The essays and articles, initially published in magazines, were revised for the book. Conan Doyle, the creator of the famous Sherlock Holmes, was also a believer in ghosts and fairies and wrote books about spiritualism and fairies. This is the most famous… Read more
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Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard
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Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard

by SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, binders; GRAY, Thomas

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London: John Van Voorst, 1889. The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea..."Handsomely Bound by Sangorski & SutcliffeSANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, binders. GRAY, Thomas. Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard. London: John Van Voorst, 1889. Small octavo (7 3/4 x 5 1/8 inches; 197 x 130 mm.). viii, 32 leaves (printed on one-side only). Engraved vignette title-page, each leaf of text with a fine steel engraving. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe ca. 1910 in full dark green morocco. Covers richly bordered in gilt with floral and 'bell' designs. The opening lines of the poem "The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me" lettered in gilt within a gilt border on both covers. Spine with five raised bands, elaborately tooled in gilt in a leaf design and lettered in gilt in compartments. Gilt ruled board edges and turn-ins, blue and orange decorative endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in the… Read more
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Encyclopédie des Voyages
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Encyclopédie des Voyages

by GRASSET de SAINT-SAUVEUR, Jacques

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Paris: Chez l'Auteur; Deroy; Et chez les principaux librairies de la République, , 1796. With 432 Hand Colored PlatesRarely Found CompleteGRASSET DE SAINT-SAUVEUR, Jacques. Encyclopédie des Voyages, Contenant l'abrégé historiques des mœurs, usages, habitudes domestiques, religions, fêtes, supplices, funérailles, sciences, arts, et commerce de tous les peuples: Et la collection complette de leurs habillemens civils, mili- taires, religieux et dignitaires, dessinés d'après nature, gravés avec soin et coloriés à l'aquarelle. Paris: Chez l'Auteur; Deroy; Et chez les principaux librairies de la République, 1796.[Encyclopædia of travels, containing the historical summary of the men, customs, domestic habits, religions, festivals, tortures, funerals, sciences, arts and commerce of all peoples: and the complete collection of their civilian, military, religious and dignitary clothing, drawn from nature, carefully engraved and colored with watercolor].First Edition.… Read more
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English Fairy Tales
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English Fairy Tales

by RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; STEEL, Flora Annie

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London: Macmillan & Co., 1918. Edition De LuxeOne of 500 Signed Copies [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. STEEL, Flora Annie. English Fairy Tales. Retold by Flora Annie Steel. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Macmillan & Co., 1918.Edition de Luxe. Limited to 500 numbered copies, (this copy being no. 295), signed by the artist. Large quarto (11 3/16 x 8 7/8 inches; 284 x 22 mm.). [2, limitation leaf], ix, [1, blank], 341, [3, blank] pp. Sixteen color plates mounted on textured white paper, with captioned tissue guards, and forty-one drawings in black and white.Original vellum over boards pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Pictorial endpapers in green and white. Some soiling to spine, otherwise a fine copy. "Rackham's books for the English market in the early post-war years included Flora Annie Steel's English Fairy Tales Retold (1918), with its 57 illustrations..." (Hamilton, p. 128)Amongst many others, the fairy tales include:St. George… Read more
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English Version of the Polyglot Bible, The [&] The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus...
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English Version of the Polyglot Bible, The [&] The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ..

by BIBLE IN ENGLISH; [VELVET BINDING]

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London: Printed for Samuel Bagster, 1845. A Very Fine Example of a Mid-Nineteenth Century 'Bagster Velvet' Binding.Complete with the Original Elaborately Decorated 'Bagster' Vellum Case with Original Clasp[BIBLE IN ENGLISH]. [VELVET BINDING]. The English Version of the Polyglot Bible; Containing the Old and New Testaments; with a copious and original selection of references to parallel and illustrative passages, exhibited in a manner hitherto unattempted... [&] The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ... London: Printed for Samuel Bagster, ca. 1845.Neat ink inscription at head of title-page "Presented to the Honble Mrs. Baptist Noel, 1845."Two volumes bound in one. Small octavo (6 3/8 x 4 inches; 162 x 102 mm). Printed on India Paper. [x], 586; [ii], 188 pp. Thirteen folding maps or plans, some with colored outlines (five folding).Contemporary purple velvet binding (ca. 1844) with gilt board edges and clasps (stamped "Bagster"), upper cover with gilt onlay engraved "Polyglot Bible /… Read more
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English Sacred Poetry of the Olden Time
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English Sacred Poetry of the Olden Time

by RIVIÈRE & SON; TENNIEL, John, illustrator; WHITE, Rev. L.B.; RIVIÈRE & Son, Binders

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London: The Religious Tract Society, 1864. With an Original Tenniel Pencil Drawing and TracingIn An Elegant Binding By RivièreTENNIEL, John, et al, illustrators. WHITE, Rev. L.B. English Sacred Poetry of the Olden Time. Collected and Arranged by the Rev. L.B. White, M.A. London: The Religious Tract Society, 1864. First edition. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in; 215 x 146 mm). xvi, 190, [2] pp. With an original drawing and tracing in pencil by Tenniel for his illustration, Fleeing From Wrath, on page 101. Thirty-one black and white illustrations. Bound c. 1920 by Rivière & Son (stamp-signed) in full navy blue crushed morocco featuring rectilinear gilt double fillet borders and gilt corner-pieces with black rosettes enclosing central panel. Gilt rolled raised bands, gilt ornamented compartments. Gilt rolled edges. Board turn-ins reiterate cover design. Top edge gilt. A fine copy. Housed in a navy blue morocco-edged, marbled paper slipcase.Poetry includes work by Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spenser, John… Read more
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Esperienze Intorno
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Esperienze Intorno

by REDI, Francesco; KIRCHER, Athanasius

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Firenze: All'Insegna della Nave, 1671. Kircher's Nemesis Spurns His Claims Yet AgainOne of Three Companions To Petrucci's Defense of KircherA Fine Presentation Copy From The AuthorREDI, Francesco. Esperienze Intorno. A Diverse Cose Naturali, e Particularamente a Quelle, che ci son Portate dal Indie Fatte da Francesco Redi e Scritte in una Lettera al Reverendissimo Padre Atanasio Chircher della Compagnia di Gesu'. Firenze: All'Insegna della Nave, 1671. First edition of this rare and important treatise by the famous Italian naturalist, addressed to his colleague Athanasius Kircher, which includes the first scientific test of nicotine and its harmful effects. Quarto (9 7/16 x 6 7/8 inches; 240 x 175 mm). Inscribed at the foot of the title-page "Mei [illegible] de Molinari. Auctorus munus" [i.e., gift of the author]; Early ink signature of the recipient, Giuseppe Molinari on front paste-down. 4(- 1), A-T4. [6], 152 pp (79 ff.) Title in red and black. Six engraved plates.Contemporary vellum over… Read more
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Essays of Elia, The
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Essays of Elia, The

by CHIVERS, Cedric, binder; LAMB, Charles; BROCK, Charles E., illustrator

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London: J.M. Dent & Co, 1900. A Fine Cedric Chivers Vellucent BindingCHIVERS, Cedric, binder. LAMB, Charles. BROCK, Charles E., illustrator. The Essays of Elia. [and] The Last Essays of Elia. With an Introduction by Augustine Birrell and Illustrations by Charles E. Brock. London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1900. Two volumes bound in one. Small octavo (6 15/16 x 4 1/16 inches; 177 x 103 mm.). xxii, 294, [1, imprint], [1, blank];, xii, 254, [1, imprint], [1, blank] pp. Two engraved frontispieces and one hundred and sixty-two black & white illustrations, including decorative head and tailpieces, all by Charles E. Brock.Bound ca. 1906 in a fine pastel "vellucent" binding by Cedric Chivers (stamp-signed in gilt on rear lower turn-in), with a delicately hand-painted 'Art Nouveau' floral design. The front cover with three red flowers and a green vine design enclosing the title "The Essays And The Last Essays of Elia. Charles Lamb". Lower cover with a similar design but with just one red flower. Smooth spine… Read more
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Essays of Francis Bacon, The
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Essays of Francis Bacon, The

by [LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB]; ROGERS, Bruce, designer; BACON, Francis

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New York: Limited Editions Club, 1944. Signed by Bruce RogersBACON, Francis. The Essays. Or Counsels Civill & Morall of Francis Bacon Baron of Verulam Viscount Saint Alban. With an Introduction by Christopher Morley. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1944. Limited to 1100 numbered copies signed by the book's designer, Bruce Rogers, this being copy no. 276. Quarto. ix, [3], 190, [2] pp. Publisher's quarter cloth over patterned boards. Glassine dust jacket. A very fine copy. Housed in the publisher's drop-back box.Bruce Rogers (1870 - 1957) was an American typographer and type designer, acclaimed by some as among the greatest book designers of the twentieth century. Rogers was known for his "classical" style of design, rejecting modernism, never using asymmetrical arrangements, rarely using sans serif type faces, favoring stolid roman faces such as Caslon and his own Centaur.
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Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World
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Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World

by RACKHAM, Arthur; BURNEY, Frances

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London: Geo. Newnes Ltd., 1898. Fanny Burney's Evelina With Sixteen Full-Page Illustrations by Arthur RackhamRACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator. BURNEY, Frances. Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World. London:Geo. Newnes Ltd., 1898. First Rackham illustrated edition, first issue. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 inches; 192 x 127 mm.). xv, [i, blank], 416, [2], [1, The New Library - advertisement], [1, blank], pp. Sixteen full-page black & white line-drawings by Rackham included in the pagination.Publisher's gray-blue cloth front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in brown, spine decorated in brown and lettered in gilt, later black end-papers, top edge gilt. Slight rubbing to spine ends and corners. Apart from the replaced end-papers an excellent copy.According to the bibliographers Sarah Briggs Latimore, Grace Clark Haskell and Richard Riall, the first issue, as offered here, should only have one page of advertisements at the back of the book.Evelina, or the History of a Young Lady's… Read more
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by RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; BURNEY, Frances

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London: Geo. Newnes Ltd., 1898. Fanny Burney's Evelina With Sixteen Full-Page Illustrations by Arthur RackhamA Unique Copy Signed by Rackham on the Half-TitleRACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator. BURNEY, Frances. Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World. London:Geo. Newnes Ltd., 1898. First Rackham illustrated edition, later issue. Signed in black ink by Arthur Rackham on lower corner of half-title.Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 inches; 190 x 128 mm.). xv, [i, blank], 416, [2], [1, The New Library - advertisement], [1, blank], pp. Thirty-two page George Newnes Limited catalog at end, the first page dated "11-99" (November 1899). Sixteen full-page black & white line-drawings by Rackham included in the pagination.Publisher's gray-blue cloth front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in brown, spine decorated in brown and lettered in gilt, original black coated end-papers, top edge gilt. Minor rubbing to spine ends and corners, inner front hinge very slightly cracked but still sound. An excellent… Read more
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Everybody's Pepys
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Everybody's Pepys

by RIVIÈRE & SON, binder; PEPYS, Samuel; SHEPARD, Ernest H.; MORSHEAD, O.F.

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London: G. Bell and Sons, 1927. Everybody's PepysA Fine Inlaid Binding by Rivière & Son Illustrated by Ernest H. ShepardRIVIÈRE & SON, binder. PEPYS, Samuel. SHEPARD, Ernest H., illustrator. Everybody's Pepys. The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1660-1669. Abridged from the Complete Copyright Text and Edited by O.F. Morshead. With 60 Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1927. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 inches; 191 x 127 mm.). [xxiv], 570 pp. Fifty-seven full-page black and white plates and three text drawings.Handsomely bound by Rivière & Son ca. 1927 (stamp-signed on front turn-in) in full medium blue morocco with a very ornate multi-fillet gilt frame enclosing a vari-colored morocco onlaid illustration with painted highlights, reproducing the black and white plate in the book "So To Bed" (facing p.400). Gilt ornamented raised bands. Gilt framed compartments with ornate gilt centerpieces. Gilt tooled edges and turn-ins, marbled paste-downs and end-leaves, publisher's pictorial… Read more
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Exploits of Brigadier Gerard, The
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Exploits of Brigadier Gerard, The

by DOYLE, Arthur Conan; WOLLEN, William Barnes, illustrator

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London: George Newnes, Ltd., 1896. Convinced that he is the Bravest Soldier, Greatest Swordsman, most Accomplished Horseman and Most Gallant Lover in all France. "DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard. London: George Newnes, Ltd., 1896. First English edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 1/8 inches; 190 x 130 mm.). [xiii], [1-3]-4-334, [2, blank] pp. [8, pp. publisher's catalog dated "10.2.96"]. Frontispiece and twenty-three plates by William Barnes Wollen.Publisher's scarlet ribbed cloth, front cover lettered in gilt and with sword/helmet device stamped in black, spine lettered in gilt, rear cove r with publisher's device stamped in black, white endpapers, all edges untrimmed. A near fine copy. "The publisher's catalog can be dated either 30.11.95, or 10.2.96. Copies bound later either have an undated catalogue (1897), or a catalogue dated 4/98." (Green & Gibson, p. 90).7,500 copies were published on 15th February, 1896 priced 6/-Brigadier Gerard is the comedic hero of a series of seventeen… Read more
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Expostulatory Odes to a Great Duke, and a Little Lord
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Expostulatory Odes to a Great Duke, and a Little Lord

by WOLCOT, John; Pindar, Peter

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London: Printed for G. Kearsley, at Johnson's Head, No. 46, Fleet Street, 1789. Satires With An Irresistible Mix of Coarseness and Genuine Good Humour The Scarce Suppressed Edition[WOLCOT, John]. PINDAR, Peter. Expostulatory Odes to a Great Duke, and a Little Lord. By Peter Pindar, Esquire. London: Printed for G. Kearsley at Johnson's Head, 1789.First edition, suppressed. Reissued by Kearsley later in the same year as a New Edition, and in a pirated edition out of Dublin. Quarto in 2s (10 3/16 x 8 1/4 in; 258 x 206 mm). 56 pp.Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, worn. Front joint pulling. Contemporary repairs to margin of leaf O2 and to gutter margin of pp. 2-3.. Contemporary inked notes and stain to titlepage. A good copy of a volume scarce in this, it's original incarnation."John Wolcot [pseud. Peter Pindar] (bap. 1738, d. 1819), poet and satirist. In 1785 appeared the first canto of The Lousiad: an Heroi-Comical Poem, lampooning George III for a rumoured incident in which the monarch,… Read more
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Extracts, Doctrinal, Practical, and Devotional
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by MONRO, George; FRY, Joseph

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London: William Darton and Son, 1836. Nineteenth Century Blind Stamped BindingInscribed by the EditorMONRO, George. FRY, Joseph (editor). Extracts, Doctrinal, Practical, and Devotional. From the Writings of George Monro. London: William Darton and Son, 1836. Octavo (8 5/16 x 5 1/4 inches; 212 x 133 mm.). viii, 412 pp. Full contemporary decoratively blind-stamped plum morocco, spine lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Near fineInscribed on the title-page by Joseph Fry: "Raymond& Louisa Polly with / the most affectionate love of / the Editor".Joseph Fry, the editor, has taken these extracts from the original edition of Munro which was published in London in 1711. George Munro was the Vicar of Letterkenny, Ireland.
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