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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, 1856 A very good copy of the 1856 reprint of the Richard Bentley edition of Pride and Prejudice. In probably contemporary half leather binding with silk boards, which has been rebacked more recently to provide a new spine. The sp…

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£900.00


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. 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


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


The Historie of Great Britaine under the Conquests of ye Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. Their Originals, Manners, Habits, Warres, Coines, and Seales: with y Successions, Lives, Acts, and Issues of the English Monarchs from Julius Caesar to the most gracious Sovereign King James by John Speed

Popes-head alley, at y signe of y White Horse: Imprinted by William Hall and John Beale. Sold by John Sudbury and Georg Humble. , 1611 A good copy of the extremely rare 1st edition of Speed's comprehensive work. In full leather binding which has been…

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£5,000.00


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 Historie of Great Britaine under the Conquests of the Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. Their Originals, Manners, Habits, Warres, Coines, and Seales: with the Successions, Lives, Acts, and Issues of the English Monarchs from Julius Caesar, unto the Raigne of King James, of famous Memorie. by John Speed

Popes-head Pallace, at the signe of the White Horse: George Humble, 1632 A very good copy of the 3rd edition, 'revised, enlarged, and newly corrected, with sundry descents of the Saxons Kings, Their Marriages and Armes.'This work continued Speed&#…

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£1,200.00


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


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

London : Richard Bentley A good to very good copy of an early Richard Bentley edition of Pride and Prejudice newly rebound in half leather with marbled boards. The binding, with gilt-lined raised bands to spine, is in fine condition. Page edges marbled. N…

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£850.00


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


Barr's Buffon. Buffon's Natural History, Containing a Theory of the Earth, A General History of Man, Of the Brute Creation, and of Vegetables, Minerals, &c. &c, &c, From the French. With Notes by the Translator [10 volumes] by Comte de Buffon

Paternoster-Row, London : H D Symonds, 1807 A complete set of the Barr edition of Buffon's Natural History, in 10 volumes with 87 plates, 81 of which are hand coloured. Buffon's Histoire Naturelle, begun in 1749, was read extensively and had a hug…

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£625.00


The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol IX. Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part 1. Birds of Prey by Sir William Jardine

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1838 A very good copy of the 1st edition of Part 1 of Birds of Great Britain and Ireland from the Naturalist's Library. In the original publisher's cloth binding with gilt titles to spine with 34 hand coloured plates as call…

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£180.00


The Complete Works of Jane Austen. In 12 volumes: Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Emma; Mansfield Park; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Lady Susan; The Watsons; Letters by Jane Austen, Prof. William Lyon Phelps; Reginald Brimley Johnson

Boston and New York: Colonial Press Company A scarce printing of Jane Austen's works in 12 volumes, undated but cited as 1906, with 30 colour plates by H M and C E Brock, 6 further illustrations and a folding facsimile autograph letter. In matching bl…

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£800.00


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


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