• 1858 Heroines of Shakespeare Illustrated Scarce Charles Heath Eminent Artists

    The Heroines of Shakespeare. A scarce beautifully illustrated collection of Shakespeare's heroines. Charles Heath. Illustrated,Scarce. Forty-five illustrated portrait plates with tissue guards. often expected given the age of the book, but still a respectable copy.
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  • CHAMBERS’S REPOSITORY of INSTRUCTIVE & AMUSING TRACTS illus 9 Vols LEATHER 1860

    Robert was a prolific author, geologist, proto-evolutionary thinker. The set was published by William and Robert Chambers, of London & Edinburgh, and is undated, but is mid-19. The books are in good used but generally condition for their age, with wear/scuffs to the leather spines/corners of the hardback covers.
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  • New listing1873-5 4vol Tableau de Litterature au Moyen Age et au XVIII Siecle Villemain

    By Abel-Francois Villemain. Abel-Francois Villemain was a French politician and writer. He wrote several academic books including one on Oliver Cromwell. The first set of this book is his analysis and portrayal of literature in the Middle Ages.
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  • New listing1888-1891 7vols The Temple Library Series Oliver Goldsmith Dr Johnson Charles La

    Being a selection of essays by noted authors Charles Lamb, Dr Johnson and Oliver Goldsmith in addition to Goldsmith's poems and plays. The 'Essays of Elia' is numbered 47 of 100 copies for sale. 'The Citizen of the World' set is numbered 146 of 150 copies.
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  • 1891 The Quintessence of Ibsenism George Bernard Shaw First Edition Essay

    Quintessence of Ibsenism. Shaw championed Ibsen's plays when many theatregoers regarded him as outrageous. Therefore, his Quintessence of Ibsenism remained a classic throughout the 20th century. The first edition of this popular essay by George Bernard Shaw.
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  • GASTON PARIS Histoire Poetique de Charlemagne 1865 FIRST EDITION Riviere leather

    Histoire Poetique de Charlemagne. A rare and finely bound early first edition from the French scholar and writer Gaston Paris. This book is his study of Charlemagne, the ninth century King of the Franks, and in particular his influence on the romantic poetry of the age.
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  • 1884 Storm Cloud of The Nineteenth Century Two Lectures John Ruskin

    John Ruskin. Two lectures by leading Victorian critic John Ruskin. He describes apparent effects of industrialisation on weather patterns. First thus, first edition in book form. In a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to the spine.
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  • 1884 Storm Cloud of The Nineteenth Century Two Lectures Meteorology John Ruskin

    John Ruskin. Two lectures by leading Victorian critic John Ruskin. He describes apparent effects of industrialisation on weather patterns. First thus, first edition in book form. In a green full cloth binding with gilt stamping to the spine.
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  • 1859 A CRITICAL DICTIONARY of ENGLISH LITERATURE 3/3 Vol CALF BINDING Allibone

    S. AUSTIN ALLIBONE. DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. 1st UK edition, published from 1859 to 1871. Full calf tree bindings with professionally rebacked spines. III: [3], 2327-3140 pages. Size: approx.
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  • INSCRIBED/SIGNED: Austin Dobson - A Paladin of Philanthropy, 1899, First Edition

    A Paladin of Philanthropy and Other Papers. Chatto & Windus, London, 1899. First Edition. Illustrated with a tissue guarded frontis plate and double page map of London. Pages lightly toned. Red hardcovers with fading to the spine.
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  • 1853 Confessions Of An Inquiring Spirit By Samuel Taylor Coleridge Third Edition

    Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Edited from the authors MS. by Henry Nelson Coleridge. With publisher's catalogue dated 1853 bound to front. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit.
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  • THE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE [9 Volume Set]

    THE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE [9 Volume Set] Volumes I-IX. 464, 464, 434pp, 658, 648, 536, 524, 600, 672pp. Bound in dark cloth with gilt decoration and gilt emblem on front. Size: 23cm Ex-Library book, with usual library treatments. Bumping to extremities with some minor rubbing. Spine of vols I,II, slightly cracked. Hinges intact with some slight cracks. Textblocks sturdy. Pages are clean and intact. While we seek perfection, we are still human and occasionally make mistakes.​.
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  • The Lady of the Lake with all his Introductions, Various Readings, and the Edito

    The Lady of the Lake with all his Introductions, Various Readings, and the Editor s Notes 375pp. Illustrated. Bound in green cloth with gilt decorations on cover. All edges gilt Size: 21 cm Ex-Library book, with usual library treatments. Some mild bumping to extremities. Hinges are intact and textblock sturdy. Pages are clean and intact. While we seek perfection, we are still human and occasionally make mistakes.​.
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  • 1867 Critical and Historical Essays Edinburgh Review MACAULAY Austin Binding

    Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay. Macaulay was a Scottish historian essayist, historian and poet. The following August the Edinburgh published his ‘Milton’ essay, which made him famous. Critical and Historical Essays Contributed to the Edinburgh Review.
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  • 1894 William Hazlitt Conversations of James Northcote With Frontispiece

    This work was first published four years later, and further records Northcote's thoughts in that distinctive contemporary literary form. This edition includes both an essay on Hazlitt as a critic, and a note on Northcote himself by Hazlitt.
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  • 1899 More by Max Beerbohm First Edition

    Max Beerbohm. A first edition of More by Max Beerbohm. First Edition. In a green cloth binding with paper label to the spine. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Internally, generally firmly bound.
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  • 1890-1 6vols Breakfast Table Series O Wendell Holmes Autocrat Poet Professor

    In half calf bindings with paper covered boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the joints and spines. Rear hinge is slightly strained but firm. Loss to the spine of The Autocrat II, with the backstrip lifting.
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  • 1870-1877 2Vol Macmillan's Magazine Literature Literary Criticism XXXVI XXII Lea

    Macmillan's Magazine was a monthly British periodical originally published between 1859 and 1907. Macmillan and Co : London. In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart with rubbign to the boards and slightly to the joints and extremities.
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  • c1895 The Poet at The Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes Literary Criticism

    Preceding The Poet was The Autocrat at the Breakfast Table and The Professor at The Breakfast Table. The Poet at the Breakfast Table. A nicely bound copy of The Poet at the Breakfast Table. The table talk books attracted a wide audience due to their conversational style.
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  • 1867 ESSAYS ELIA Eliana Charles LAMB Harrow Binding

    The Essays of Elia and Eliana. A collection of Lamb's popular conversational essays, in a Harrow School prize binding. In a decorative full calf Harrow School prize binding, with marbled endpapers. Externally, a little shelfwear.
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  • Reliques of Ancient English Poetry [Vols 2 & 3], 1889, Thomas Percy; Henry B. W

    Reliques of Ancient English Poetry [Vols 2 & 3] vii 397pp, vii 423pp. Bound in blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spines. Size: 22.5 cm Ex-Library book, with usual library treatments. Usual bumps and rubs to extremities. Both bindings coming away from textblocks. Textblock, shaken. Volume 3 has yellow/green initials to front board. As well as moisture blemishing to bottom edges of both front boards. While we seek perfection, we are still human and occasionally make mistakes.​.
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  • 1853 Notes and Emendations to the Text of Shakespeare's Plays J P Collier

    A copy of this controversial and fradulent work on the provenance of the Perkins Folio of Shakespeare. The second edition, revised and enlarged. In a brown cloth binding. Hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places.
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  • Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems, 1870, Aytoun, Illustrated

    Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems 268pp. 69 Illustrations. Bound in red leather, with gilt lettering to spine. Gilt blind stamped design to binding. Size: 25.5 cm Ex-Library book, with usual library treatments.. Usual bumps and rubs to extremities, with some slight fraying and scuff marks. Hinges, intact. Textblock, sturdy. Pages, clean and intact, small amount of handling smudges to fore-edge of margins. Library stamps to bottom edges of pages. While we seek perfection, we are still human and occasionally make mistakes.
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  • 1869 Shakspeareana Genealogica George Russell French 2 Parts Shakespeare Family

    Shakspeareana Genealogica. Part two is a dissertation on the genealogy of the Shakespeare and Arden families. An investigative work into Shakespeare and his characters. Part one discusses the dramatis personae in Shakespeare's historical plays.
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  • 1852 E H Barker Literary Anecdotes and Contemporary Reminiscences First Scarce

    A first edition of E H Barker's Literary Anecdotes and Contemporary Reminiscences. Literary Anecdotes And Contemporary Reminiscences of Professor Porson and Others. A scholar of the classics, E H Barker's life work focused on lexicography which is discussed in the introduction to Literary Anecdotes and Contemporary Reminiscences.
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  • 1885 3vol Horae Subsecivae John Leech and Other Papers John Brown New Edition

    Horae Subsecivae. John Brown. John Brown's famous collection of essays. These works are his best known and built his reputation. In half morocco bindings with marbled paper boards. Internally, firmly bound.
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  • 1895-96 9Vol Journal de Goncourt Edmond and Jules Goncourt Fine Binding Complete

    On his death, Edmond de Goncourt bequeathed his entire state for the foundation and maintenance of the Academie Goncourt which still awards one of the most important literary prizes in French Literature.
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  • 1882-3 2vols Eighteenth Century Essays and English Comic Dramatists Burn Binding

    Each playwright has between one and three of their plays to this collection. English Comic Dramatists and Eighteenth Century Essays. In cream bindings, Essays is bound in vellum whereas Comis Dramatists is in hardback.
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  • SHAKESPEARE IN GERMANY in the 16th and 17th Centuries, 1865, Cohn

    SHAKESPEARE IN GERMANY in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: An account of English actors in Germany and the Netherlands and of the plays performed by them during the same period. cxxxvii 422pp. With 2 fold-out plates at rear. Bound in brown cloth with gilt emblem on front, Gilt lettering on spine Size: 27cm ​ Ex-Library book, with usual library treatments. Hinges are intact and textblock sturdy. Plates coming loose slightly but intact. Occasional light pencil marks in text, scattered light foxing. Mild toning to edges of paper. While we seek perfection, we are still human and occasionally make mistakes.
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  • Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poems 6 Vols, 1883

    Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poems. [6 Volumes] 6 Volumes. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Some wear to spines, spine of one volume cracked. Size: 23 cm Ex-Library book, with usual library treatments. Small cracks to hinges. Textblocks are sturdy. Pages are clean and intact. Scarce set. While we seek perfection, we are still human and occasionally make mistakes.​.
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  • 1854, The Works of Samuel Johnson LLD. [Volume I], Henry G. Bohn [Pub.]

    The Works of Samuel Johnson LLD. [Volume I] viii 363pp. Frontispiece, portrait of Johnson. Bound in leather, with gilt tooling to edges of binding. Gilt lettering and design to spine edge, lettering mounted on dark leather labels. All edges marble, with matching endpapers. Size: 22.5cm Ex-Library book, with usual library treatments. Usual bumps and rubs to extremities, with corners slightly frayed and superficial scuffs. Hinges, cracked. Textblock, sturdy. Pages, clean and intact. Pencil and pen inscriptions to free-endpapers, both front and rear and to the title page. Foxing. While we seek perfection, we are still human and occasionally make mistakes.
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  • 1880-1908 5vols Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne

    Algernon Charles Swinburne. Algernon Charles Swinburne (5 April 1837 ?. 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He wrote several novels, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encycloaedia Britannica.
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  • 1866-1869 21vol Works of Thomas Carlyle Fiction Essays Chapman and Hall Edition

    Works of Thomas Carlyle. Thomas Carlyle. A uniformly bound collection of the works of Thomas Carlyle. Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era.
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  • The Theatre; A Monthly Review - 1883-7 - Clement Scott - Drama, Music, Stage

    Titled in gilt to the upper board and spine. Vol 2 - 12 mntd photographic plts, vol 3 - 12 mntd photographic plts, vol 4 - 12 mntd photographic plts, vol 5 - 12 mntd photographic plts, vol 6 - 12 mntd photographic plts, vol 7 - 12 mntd photographic plts 2 black and white plts, vol 8 - 10 mntd photographic plts 2 black and white plts, vol 9 - 12 mntd photographic plts, vol 10 - 11 mntd photographic plts 1 black and white plt.
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  • 1869-73 2Vol Robert Walton Random Recollections of the Midland Circuit Signed

    Random Recollections of the Midland Circuit. A collection of anecdotes written by Walton during his travels around Britain and in particular the Midland circuit of the adminsitration of justice. Robert Walton.
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  • Antique book - Bacon's Essays with Introduction by Henry Lewis MA Circa 1890

    The author Henry Lewis, Principal of Culham College, Oxford,  died in 1890 and there is no indication that this is a reprint. 18cm x 13cm x 2cm, 346 pages, 343 grms hardback in good condition without any damage.  Some notes in pencil entered by A E Winstanley or Gordo Wilson who sign the inside cover.  
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  • Theodore F Wolfe - Literary Shrines - 1st/1st 1895 - Thoreau, Salem, Hawthorne

    Author: Theodore F Wolfe. Date Printed: 1895. Original buckram hardback with gilt titles and decoration to front and spine. 223 pages plus 4 plates, all with tissue guards present. Top edge gilt. Light wear to extremities (see pictures).
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  • 1883 PUNCH. Volume LXXXIV (84) Published at The Office, 85 Fleet Street, London.

    Publication date 1883. Hardback Cloth covered Book.
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  • THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LEIGH HUNT 1850 1st Edition Poet & Essayist Byron Shelley

    Bookplate of Rowland Edmund Prothero (1st Baron Ernle) who wrote a study of Lord Byron as did Leigh Hunt. OF LEIGH HUNT. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY. First Edition. Frontispiece creased and with a short tear to edge, also appears to have been reattached.
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  • The Art of England: Lecture 3 "Classic Schools of Painting" Given in Oxford 1883

    The Art of England: Lecture 3. Published by George Allen 1883. Classic Schools of Painting. Given in Oxford. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. See pictures.
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  • 1862-3 15vol The Works of Thomas de Quincey Essays Opium Eater

    The Confessions maintained a place of primacy in De Quincey's literary output, and his literary reputation, from its first publication; "it went through countless editions, with only occasional intervals of a few years, and was often translated.
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  • 1899 Thomas Carlyle CRITICAL & MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS Vol I Large Paper Edn 45/300

    XXVI of the Centenary Edition of The Works of Thomas Carlyle, and Vol. Author: Thomas Carlyle. Publisher & Date : Chapman & Hall, London, 1899 (Centenary Edition). Make Supersized Seem Small. Get Images that.
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  • Critical & Historical Essays Contributed to the Edinburgh Review Vol. I 1858

    The world's oldest established piano makers, founded in 1728. Leather on brown cloth hardback, gilt titles & bands to spine, stamped border to spine & protectors.
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  • 1875 2vols in 1 Le Journal de la Jeunesse Nouveau Recueil 1er and 2e semestres

    Nouveau Recueil. Rebacked, in a quarter gilt tooled morocco with original cloth boards preserved. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to joints and the head and tail of the spine. Backstrip and front board detached from textblock though still in tact.
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  • 1899 Fable and Song in Italy by EM Clerke Literary Criticism First Edition

    E. M. Clerke. A late Victorian work of literary criticism by E. M. Clerke. Fable and Song in Italy. In a full cloth binding with striking red detail. Spine is faded and slightly cocked. Hinges are strained, although front hinge has been neatly repaired with tape.
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  • 1853 The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century Thackeray Swift First Ed

    The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century. A first edition of this critical work on the humourists of the eighteenth century from William Makepeace Thackeray. W. M. Thackeray. With a sixteen page publisher's catalogue to the rear.
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  • The Book of Ballads Ron Gaultier

    8TH EDITION 1864.
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  • 1893 On Some of SHAKESPEARE'S Female Characters Helena Faucit

    Helena Faucit, Lady Martin. A collection of essays on Shakespeare's most complex and interesting female leads. In a red cloth binding. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are mainly bright and clean, with just the odd spot.
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