• New listingHENRY GREY signed A Key the Waverley Novels 1898 HB WALTER SCOTT chronological

    A Key to the Waverley Novels in Chronological Sequence, with Index of the Principal Characters. Henry Grey's chronological guide to Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels from Count Robert of Paris (set in 1098) through to St Ronin's Well (set in 1812).
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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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  • JOHN THACKRAY BUNCE Fairy Tales, Their Origin and Meaning 1878 1st HB RARE

    John Thackray Bunce. Quite a scarce first edition on the history and folk-lore backgrounds of fairy tales. The chapters are: 1. Origin of Fairy Tales - the Aryan Race: Its Characteristics, its Traditions, and its Migrations, 2.
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  • New listing1852 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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  • 1854 - 1864 4vol Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol LXXVI, Vol LXXXIII, Vol XCV, Vol XCVI. William Blackwood and Sons : Edinburgh. Blackwood's Magazine was founded in 1817, and ran for over one-hundred and sixty years.
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  • New listingGASTON PARIS Histoire Poetique de Charlemagne 1865 Riviere binding FIRST EDITION

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • New listingEssays In Criticism by Matthew Arnold (1891)

    Essays In Criticism by Matthew Arnold (1891) Reprint. Macmillan & Co. Dark blue cloth cover with gold lettering on spine. 12mo 331p. The author provides a critical review of the works of eight poets: Milton; Thomas Gray; John Keats; Wordsworth; Byron; Shelley; Count Leo Tolstoi; and Amiel.
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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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  • New listing1853 Last Fruit Off An Old Tree Walter Savage Landor First Edition

    Whilst his work has been received with great critical acclaim, as a person Landor was decidedly unpopular amongst the public. Walter Savage Landor. A first edition copy of Walter Savage Landor's collection of conversations, critical and controversial essays, miscellaneous epigrams, lyrics and occasional poems.
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  • New listing1853 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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  • 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.
    £770.00
    Language: French
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  • 1864 Mr Kingsley and Dr Newman: A Correspondence Truth Virtue

    This work is a collection of letters between the author Charles Kingsley, and the Catholic priest John Henry Newman. Kingsley argued with Newman about Roman Catholicism, accusing Newman of being untruthful and deceitful.
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  • Bacon vs Shakspere (Shakespeare) by Edwin Reed - 1897, Brief for Plaintiff, RARE

    Bacon Vs. Shakspere; Brief For Plaintiff. Reed, Edwin. Joseph Knight, Boston, 1897. Top edge gilt. Fair condition, no jacket. Suitable for reading, but not necessarily a good gift copy. Fine (F): Should have no flaws, a perfect copy of a used book.
    £17.99
    Language: English
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  • New listing1869 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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  • VANITY FAIR ALBUM XXXIII (Jan-June 1885) 25 Prints + Magazines - RARE Collection

    Vanity Fair Album for January to June 1885. Folio Sized. Rarely found with the magazines complete, as the prints were normally removed and the magazines discarded. Bound in the publisher's traditional green hardcover bevelled boards, titled in gilt to the spine and upper board, some wear to the extremities. Near complete, lacking just one issue (February 21st 1885) for the full album (the missing print is of Mr C H Wilson), one latter page and print detached, some foxing to the closed edges and outer margins. Heavy at 3kg.
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  • VANITY FAIR ALBUM XXXIV (July-Dec 1885) 25 Prints + Magazines - RARE, Bound

    Published in London at the Vanity Fair Offices. Folio Sized at 15.5 x 11 inches. Rarely found with the magazines complete, as the prints were normally removed and the magazines discarded. Bound in the publisher's traditional green hardcover bevelled boards, titled in gilt to the spine and upper board, some wear to the extremities. Near complete, lacking just one plate (a folding one, seldom bound into these albums) for the full Collection. Some foxing to the closed edges, title page and outer margins. Includes Sportsmen, lawyers, Politicians, and teachers, as well as other 'Men of the Day'. Heavy at 3kg.
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  • 1850 SABBATH AND OTHER POEMS SACRED DOMESTIC SOCIAL - GARDNER TATE NORTH SHIELDS

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  • New listing1870-1877 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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  • 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. See pictures. Internally clean and tidy.
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  • 1883 Essais sur la Litterature Anglaise Emile Montegut French

    He also worked at translating works, including a set of works by William Shakespeare, and is acknowledged for being the person who introduced the writers George Eliot and Charlotte Bronte to France. Emile Montegut.
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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.
    £525.00
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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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  • 1884 The Shakespeare Birthday Book edited by Mary F. P. Dunbar 100th Thousand

    Mary F. P. Dunbar (ed.). '100th Thousand' to the title page. Fine - Very well preserved copy showing very little wear. often expected given the age of the book, but still a respectable copy. In a decorative blue cloth binding.
    £23.00
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  • 1891-1896 12vol George Newnes The Strand Magazine An Illustrated Monthly I-XII

    George Newnes (ed). George Newnes Ltd : London. It was first published in the United Kingdom from January 1891 to March 1950 running to 711 issues. Sales increased in the early months, before settling down to a circulation of almost 500,000 copies a month which lasted well into the 1930s.
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  • 1898 2vol Critical and Historical Essays Lord Macaulay Relfe Brothers Binding

    In a full calf signed prize binding by the Relfe Brothers, presented by the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln Cathedral. In a full calf signed prize binding by the Relfe Brothers. Externally, generally smart.
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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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  • c1858 2vol Cyclopedia of Literature Chambers Revised Carruthers Illustrated

    Robert Chambers (ed.). ; Robert Carruthers. William and Robert Chambers : London. In a uniform half calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, very slight shelfwear to extremities and head and tail of spine.
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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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  • 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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  • 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.
    £77.00
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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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  • 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.
    £110.00
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 1898 Rupert of Hentzau Anthony Hope First Edition First Issue Illustrated Novel

    Sir Anthony Hope was an English novelist and playwright. He was a prolific writer, best known for his two books 'The Prisoner of Zenda' and 'Rupert of Hentzau'. 'Rupert of Hentzau' is set within a framing narrative told by a supporting character from 'The Prisoner of Zenda'.
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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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  • c1881 6vol Selected Works of Disraeli Curiosities Calamities Amenties Literature

    His 'Curiosities of Literature' is his most popular work. It contains many anecdotes about historical persons and events, unusual books and the abits of book collectors. In half calf bindings with gilt stamped spines.
    £295.00
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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.
    £110.00
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  • PUNCH. Volume LXXXIV (84) Published at The Office, 85 Fleet Street, London 1893.

    Hardback Cloth covered Book. A Classic Read for all the family. This book is in great condition for 135 years of age.
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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. 'Last Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb Edited by Augustine Birrell, With Etchings by Herbert Railton' (1888); 'Select Essays of Dr Johnson Edited by George Birkbeck Hill with Etchings by Herbert Railton' (2vols, 1889) ; 'The Citizen of the World by Oliver Goldsmith Edited by Austin Dobson with Etchings by Herbert Railton' (2vols 1891); 'The Poems and Plays of Oliver Goldsmith' edited by Austin Dobson with etchings by John Jellicoe and Herbert Railton (2vols 1889).
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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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  • 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.
    £110.00
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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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