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The Divina Commedia of Dante Alighieri: consisting of the Inferno-Purgatorio- and Paradiso by Dante Alighieri, Rev. Henry Boyd [translator]

London : T Cadell Jun. and W Davies, 1802 A good to very good copy of the first translation into English of Dante's Divine Comedy. This copy retains the original marbled boards, with new calf spines and corners, so the bindings are clean, sound and ti...

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£4,500.00


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

London : Richard Bentley, 1833 A very good copy of the 1st issue of the Richard Bentley Standard Novels Pride and Prejudice. This is the first issue as a single volume and the 4th edition overall. It retains the Standard Novels series half title page, be...

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£2,800.00


A History of British Birds by F O Morris (Reverend)

LONDON: George Bell & Sons, 1870 A nice set of the second edition of Morris's History of British Birds. In 6 volumes with original decorative cloth bindings and 365 hand coloured plates as called for. The bindings are all clean with bright gilt pi...

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£690.00


The Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde

London : Duckworth & Co, 1913 A good copy of the limited edition in gilt-decorated parchment binding with tipped-in frontispiece and 11 further tipped-in plates by Charles Robinson. This copy is number 241 of 260 copies of which 250 were for sale. The...

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£1,200.00


The Novels of Jane Austen, in ten volumes [in presentation box] by Jane Austen

London: J M Dent and Company, 1893 An extremely rare 10 volume set of Jane Austen's novels, illustrated by William C Cooke, in contemporary presentation box. The box is made of stiff card - cloth covered externally to match the book bindings, and with...

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£1,800.00


The Botanic Garden; consisting of Highly Finished Representations of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, cultivated in Great Britain; with their names, classes, orders, history, qualities, culture, and physiological observations. Volumes I-VII by B Maund [Benjamin Maund]

London : Simpkin & Marshall, 1825 Volumes I - VII of the 1st edition of Maund's Botanic Garden ranging in date from 1825 to 1836 (Vol VII is undated) with 167 of 168 fine hand coloured plates. It was originally issued in parts and these volumes ar...

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£1,000.00


English Fairy Tales by Flora Annie Steel

London : Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1918 A very good copy of the special limited edition of English Fairy Tales signed by Arthur Rackham. No 110 of 500 copies. The fairy tales include Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk. In full vellum bi...

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£1,400.00


The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Grimm; Mrs Edgar Lucas [translator]

London: Constable & Company Ltd, 1909 A very good copy of the 1st enlarged Rackham edition of Grimm's Tales with 40 tipped in colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations and designs. A scarce edition. Rackham first illustrated Grimm i...

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£750.00


Cosmographie in Four Books. Containing the Chorography and History of the Whole World: and all the Principal Kingdoms, Provinces, Seas, and Isles thereof. by Peter Heylyn

London : P C T Passenger, B Tooke, and T Sawbridge, 1682 A reading copy of this scarce work. Classed as 'poor' because it lacks the 4 maps; the frontispiece and title page have had some damage and have been relaid; and the remaining contents have ...

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£380.00


Testamenti Veteris sive, Libri Canonici Priscae Indeorum Ecclesiae a Deo traditi, Latini recens ex Hebraeo facti, brevibrisque Scholiis illustrati ab Immanuele Tremellio & Franciso Junio, by Immanuel Tremellius, Franciscus Junius, Theodore Beza

Londini: N Guliel, 1593 A good copy of the 3rd edition of what was considered to be a ground-breaking protestant version of the Bible. Immanuel Tremellius, a convert from Judaism to Christianity and then to Calvinism, worked with his son-in-law Franciscus...

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£1,100.00


The Novels of Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. The Text based on Collation of the Early Editions by R W Chapman. In Five Volumes. by Jane Austen

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1923 A near fine set of the 1st Oxford edition of Jane Austen's Novels, in the large paper version - limited to 1,000 sets of which 950 were for sale. The set consists of 5 volumes (Northanger Abbey and Persuasion are in one v...

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£1,800.00


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

London : George Allen , 1894 A good to very good copy of the 1st publication of the 'Peacock Edition' of Pride and Prejudice with illustrations by Hugh Thomson. In the original green decorative cloth binding with spectacular gilt peacock design t...

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£1,250.00


The Natural History of Foreign Butterflies; The Naturalist's Library, Entomology, Volume V by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine, editor

Edinburgh: W H LIZARS, 1837 A very good copy of the 1st edition in the publisher's brown (originally purple) cloth binding with 30 hand coloured plates. With volume listing for the Naturalist's Library; black and white frontispiece of Lamarck; han...

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£250.00


The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Aeneis. Translated into English Verse; by Mr Dryden by Virgil, John Dryden

London : Jacob Tonson, 1697 A good copy in contemporary full leather binding with frontispiece, title page in red and black inks, and 91 (of 101) full page engravings. This is the first illustrated edition of Dryden's famous translations of Virgil'...

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£1,800.00


Cases of Treason by Sir Francis Bacon

LONDON: Printed by the assignes of John More,and sold by Matthew Walbancke and William Coke, 1641 A good copy of this scarce work, as issued in leaflet form with the title page and reverse of the final page darkened, having acted as a binding. Published a...

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£500.00


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