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  • A collection of the several statutes, and parts of statutes, now in force, relating to high treason, and misprision of high treason. by Great Britain
    Great Britain
    A collection of the several statutes, and parts of statutes, now in force, relating to high treason, and misprision of high treason.

    London: Printed by the assigns of Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, decens’d; Printers to the Queens most Excellent Majesty, 1710. Second printing (first was in 1709). 113,[15],44,[4]p "A form and method of trial of commoners, in cases of high treason" has a separate titlepage; the register is continuous - With an initial imprimatur leaf. ESTC T136808 Old calf, spine with raised bands, titling piece, gilt decoration, edges decorated in gilt. Mild spine rubbing, inner hinges cracked but quite firm; else fine. Parliament ordered the statutes published in order to harmonize the laws of England and Scotland, following the union of 1707 and the Treason Act of 1708.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49681
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  • WHITE, T.H.
    A JOY PROPOSED: poems. With an Introduction and Afterword by Kurth Spragge

    Edition: First printing

    London: Bertram Rota, 1980. Maroon cloth. Fine in fine jacket. # 65 of an edition of 500 copies.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49618
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  • JAMES, Henry
    A LONDON LIFE. The Patagonia. The Liar. Mrs. Temperly

    Edition: First US edition

    London: Macmillan, 1889. The US issue of the second UK (one volume) edition (i.e., first American "edition"). Dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges trimmed, black endpapers, 2 pp ads with prices in dollars. Minor rubbing to spine ends, page edges yellowed, else fine and bright. E&L A33b. Supino 33.4.0. BAL 10587.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49794
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  • SWIFT, Jonathan
    A TALE OF A TUB. Written for the universal improvement of mankind. To which is added, on account of a battle between the antient and modern books in St. James’s Library

    London: Printed for Charles Bathurst, and sold by T. Woodward, C. Davis, C. Hitch, R Dodsley, and W. Bowyer, 1751. The 10th edition. pp [2],xvi,[6],220 + frontispiece and 7 other plates. Bound in 19th century half calf and brown cloth; spine with red label, raised bands, decorations in blind; all edges red. Lighr rubbing to spine, scuffing to outer corners, ink name at top of title page, small tan spot to frontispiece, minor soiling and foxing in text; a VG copy, text clean, tight and unworn. Published anonymously. Volume 12 of the second edition of SWIFT'S MISCELLANIES. ESTC T49838.Teerink-Scouten, 69.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49744
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  • WAUGH, Evelyn
    A TOURIST IN AFRICA

    Edition: First printing

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1960. Blue boards. Front cover seasonally bowed, small corner bruise to rear cover, else fine. Dust jacket lightly yellowed on spine and less so to rear panel, else fine, flap price intact. Port Said, Aden, Kenya, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanganyika, Rhodesia, Mozambique, Bechuanaland and South Africa in 1959.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51179
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  • A VINDICATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF NEW-ENGLAND CHURCHES...[bound with] The Churches Quarrel Espoused [bound with] A Platform of Church Discipline [bound with] A Confession of Faith by WISE, John, 1652-1725
    WISE, John, 1652-1725
    A VINDICATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF NEW-ENGLAND CHURCHES...[bound with] The Churches Quarrel Espoused [bound with] A Platform of Church Discipline [bound with] A Confession of Faith

    Edition: First collected edition

    Boston: John Boyles, 1772. Three parts in one, each with separate dated title leaf. pp 80, 96, (69). Edition of 500 copies. Newly rebound in crushed brown morocco, spine with raised bands, red labels. Text paper yellowed; light foxing to title leaf; front endpapers, title leaf, and last two leaves browned in margins; extensive ink notes on front endpaper of one Edward Tuckerman, who has also signed his name in top margin of title page. with his occasional marginalia and short underlines in text; repair with paper to gutter of title leaf, making the book a bit tight in the binding. In all, fine externally, good-VG internally. "John Wise ...was a Congregationalist reverend and political leader in Massachusetts during…

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    Boston: John Boyles, 1772. Three parts in one, each with separate dated title leaf. pp 80, 96, (69). Edition of 500 copies. Newly rebound in crushed brown morocco, spine with raised bands, red labels. Text paper yellowed; light foxing to title leaf; front endpapers, title leaf, and last two leaves browned in margins; extensive ink notes on front endpaper of one Edward Tuckerman, who has also signed his name in top margin of title page. with his occasional marginalia and short underlines in text; repair with paper to gutter of title leaf, making the book a bit tight in the binding. In all, fine externally, good-VG internally. "John Wise ...was a Congregationalist reverend and political leader in Massachusetts during the American colonial period. Wise was noted for his political activism, specifically his protests against British taxation, for which he was once jailed. As the pastor of the Chebacco Parish from 1680 to his death in 1725, Wise lived in Ipswich, Massachusetts, often called 'the birthplace of American independence.' ... Calvin Coolidge referred to him as one of the inspirations for the Declaration of Independence." - Wikipedia The 1717 first printing of A Vindication is Grolier American 100 #7. Sabin 104901; Howes W-595: "The most authoritative defense of Congregational polity, recognized as such even in law courts. There was a second edition, with continuous pagination, also in 1772.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49747
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  • Dryden, John (published anonymously)
    Absalom and Architopel: a poem

    Edition: First Dublin edition

    London: Printed and sold by H. Hills, in Black-Fryars, near the Water-Side. For the benefit of the poor, 1708. Disbound. 19.3 cm. 24pp. Recent marbled paper wrappers, front wrapper with paper label. Text has untrimmed edges, somewhat ragged: title leaf creased, with a chip out of lower margin. Two instances of small early marginalia. VG. ESTC N30278; Foxon D450. Untrimmed copy of this anti-whig, biblically themed piece directed primarily against the Earl of Shaftesbury and the Duke of Monmouth. This edition of one of Dryden's greatest satires, first published in 1681, provides at the end of the preface a convenient key to the cast of characters. Absalom and Achitophel is "generally acknowledged as finest political satire in the English language" (Michael Stapleton, in The Cambridge Guide to English Literature). Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 49686
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  • WHITE, T.H.
    AMERICA AT LAST: the American journal of T.H. White. With an introduction by David Garnett

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Putnam, 1965. Blue cloth. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has minor use, VG. His last book written before his death in Jan., 1964. . No UK edition.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49646
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  • AN ACCOUNT OF CORSICA: the journal of a tour to that island and memoirs of Pascal Paoli.The second edition by BOSWELL, James
    BOSWELL, James
    AN ACCOUNT OF CORSICA: the journal of a tour to that island and memoirs of Pascal Paoli.The second edition

    Edward and Charles Dilly, 1768. Second edition, first London edition, same year as the Glasgow first, with some minor authorial changes, variant that has Appendix listed in Contents at p. 141 instead of correctly at p. 241. pp (xxiv), 384 + folding frontispiece map; half-title present. Bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine with label and gilt rules. Spine has very shallow chip across head, slight rubbing, rippling to the shiny surface; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; tanning to corners of endpapers from binding materials; armorial bookplate (browned) of Robert Sherson, M.D., with his ink signature; crease to one fold of frontispiece, which has lightly offset onto the title page; VG otherwise, text fine. The young…

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    Edward and Charles Dilly, 1768. Second edition, first London edition, same year as the Glasgow first, with some minor authorial changes, variant that has Appendix listed in Contents at p. 141 instead of correctly at p. 241. pp (xxiv), 384 + folding frontispiece map; half-title present. Bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine with label and gilt rules. Spine has very shallow chip across head, slight rubbing, rippling to the shiny surface; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; tanning to corners of endpapers from binding materials; armorial bookplate (browned) of Robert Sherson, M.D., with his ink signature; crease to one fold of frontispiece, which has lightly offset onto the title page; VG otherwise, text fine. The young Boswell's first important publication, "with its reports of the gallant islanders and a Plutarchan depiction of [General Pascal] Paoli paralleled with several classical heroes, it was an immediate success. The work was widely read and translated, stimulated great interest in Paoli and the Corsican cause, brought its author wide fame in Britain and Europe, and found an interested readership among the Americans. It attracted the notice of the French government (which had a translation made), and though Boswell's ambition for British intervention was not to be fulfilled, he probably influenced Britain's decision to send secret supplies of arms to the Corsicans" - ODNB. ESTC T26158 ; Pottle 24; Tinker 322. Edition of 3.5k copies, published a month after the first.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49746
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  • AN ESSAY ON THE WRITINGS AND GENIUS OF SHAKESPEAR, with the Greek and French dramatic poets, with some remarks upon the misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire by MONTAGU, Elizabeth, 1718-1800
    MONTAGU, Elizabeth, 1718-1800
    AN ESSAY ON THE WRITINGS AND GENIUS OF SHAKESPEAR, with the Greek and French dramatic poets, with some remarks upon the misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire

    Edition: First edition

    London: J. Dodsley, 1759. pp (4), 288, [2]. Without half-title, as issued. K6 is a cancel. Contemporary calf, rebacked, with original spine laid down but new red label. Bit of wear to upper outer corners, browning to margins of endpapers; title leaf yellowed; damp stain to title and Contents leaf; soft bump to upper outer corners of first half of text; in all, a VG copy, tight in the binding, text clean and unworn. ESTC T33417. Rothchild 1449. Elizabeth (Robinson) Montagu "was a British social reformer, patron of the arts, salonist, literary critic, and writer who helped organize and lead the Blue Stockings Society. Her parents were both from wealthy families with strong ties to the British peerage and…

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    London: J. Dodsley, 1759. pp (4), 288, [2]. Without half-title, as issued. K6 is a cancel. Contemporary calf, rebacked, with original spine laid down but new red label. Bit of wear to upper outer corners, browning to margins of endpapers; title leaf yellowed; damp stain to title and Contents leaf; soft bump to upper outer corners of first half of text; in all, a VG copy, tight in the binding, text clean and unworn. ESTC T33417. Rothchild 1449. Elizabeth (Robinson) Montagu "was a British social reformer, patron of the arts, salonist, literary critic, and writer who helped organize and lead the Blue Stockings Society. Her parents were both from wealthy families with strong ties to the British peerage and intellectual life. She was sister to Sarah Scott, author of A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent. She married Edward Montagu, a man with extensive holdings, to become one of the richer women of her era. She devoted this fortune to fostering English and Scottish literature and to the relief of the poor." - Wikipedia.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49764
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  • AN INQUIRY INTO THE SHARE, WHICH KING CHARLES I HAD IN THE TRANSACTIONS OF THE EARL OF GLAMORGAN, afterwards the Marquis of Worcester for bringing over a band of Irish rebels to assist the King in the years 1645 and 1646... by (BIRCH, Thomas, 1705-66)
    (BIRCH, Thomas, 1705-66)
    AN INQUIRY INTO THE SHARE, WHICH KING CHARLES I HAD IN THE TRANSACTIONS OF THE EARL OF GLAMORGAN, afterwards the Marquis of Worcester for bringing over a band of Irish rebels to assist the King in the years 1645 and 1646...

    London: A. Millar, 1756. The title page continues: "In which Mr. Carte's imperfect account of that affair, and his use of the Ms. memoirs of the Pope's nuncio Rinuccini, are impartially considered. The whole drawn up from the best authorities printed and manuscript. The second edition, to which is added an appendix, containing several letters of the King to the Earl of Glanmorgan, from the originals in the Harleian Library of manuscripts." pp viii, 376. Bound in contemporary calf, spine with red label, raised bands, decoration in blind. Rebacked; front inner hinge neatly repaired with paper; some yellowing and minor soiling to endpapers, minor soiling to verso of title leaf; VG copy, text clean and unworn, tight in the…

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    London: A. Millar, 1756. The title page continues: "In which Mr. Carte's imperfect account of that affair, and his use of the Ms. memoirs of the Pope's nuncio Rinuccini, are impartially considered. The whole drawn up from the best authorities printed and manuscript. The second edition, to which is added an appendix, containing several letters of the King to the Earl of Glanmorgan, from the originals in the Harleian Library of manuscripts." pp viii, 376. Bound in contemporary calf, spine with red label, raised bands, decoration in blind. Rebacked; front inner hinge neatly repaired with paper; some yellowing and minor soiling to endpapers, minor soiling to verso of title leaf; VG copy, text clean and unworn, tight in the binding. Published anonymously. Follows the text of the 1747 first edition but for the addition of the Appendix. ESTC N7691.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49755
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  • AN INTERNATIONAL EPISODE by JAMES, Henry
    JAMES, Henry
    AN INTERNATIONAL EPISODE

    New York: Harper, c1878 (for 1879). Page height 12 cm. Old rebinding in leather and marbled boards, front cover gilt lettered. Original paper covers bound in. pp 4 (ads), 136, (6, ads). Minor rubbing to outer corners; corner crease to original front wrapper and following leaf, small dark flecks near centre; narrow corner chip to rear wrapper; else fine. #91 in Harper's Half-Hour Series (series ads at front up to #100). A later impression of the wrappers issue, with the error on pp 44-45 corrected. E&L A9. BAL 10539. This copy has variant ads at rear starting with "William Black's Novels", not noted by Supino. First impression was in 1879. This impression also in 1879, apparently as #100 in…

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    New York: Harper, c1878 (for 1879). Page height 12 cm. Old rebinding in leather and marbled boards, front cover gilt lettered. Original paper covers bound in. pp 4 (ads), 136, (6, ads). Minor rubbing to outer corners; corner crease to original front wrapper and following leaf, small dark flecks near centre; narrow corner chip to rear wrapper; else fine. #91 in Harper's Half-Hour Series (series ads at front up to #100). A later impression of the wrappers issue, with the error on pp 44-45 corrected. E&L A9. BAL 10539. This copy has variant ads at rear starting with "William Black's Novels", not noted by Supino. First impression was in 1879. This impression also in 1879, apparently as #100 in the series (McCabe, Ballads of Battle) was published in 1879. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49815
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  • AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS by CONRAD, Joseph
    CONRAD, Joseph
    AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Appleton, 1896. Green decorated cloth stamped in red, black, and gilt. pp [2], (6), 335, [1], (10, ads), [2]. Yellowing to page edges; 1902 ink owner name in upper inner corner of front free endpaper; light light spot to front cover; else a fine, bright copy. Appleton's Town and Country Library no. 198. Conrad's second book, published in London in March, 1896, and in August in the US, with altered text. "Because AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS was scheduled for inclusion in a family library series, it was decided, in the interest of propriety, to purge it of all love making between Willems and Aissa. Where necessary, the editors wrote their own linking passages." - Cagle A2b.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49708
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  • Dole, Nathan Haskell and Henry H. Harper, introduction and notes
    ATTIC TRAGEDIES: Sophocles, Euripides and Aeschylus (3 volume set)

    Boston: Bibliophile Society, 1927. Three volumes, brown boards and vellum spines, top edges gilt, others rough trimmed, in brown card slipcases with spine labels. Frontispieces and title pages ngraved by Bicknell. 167; 192; 183 pp. Loose tissue guards at frontispieces and title leaves are creased in volume I, light spotting to spines, qute minor use to slipcases, else a fine set. Edition of 400 copies. Contains Oedipus Rex, Antigone, Medea, Hippolyta, Prometheus Bound, and Electra. Note: 3.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49671
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  • KIPLING, Rudyard
    BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS and other verses

    Edition: First printing

    London: Methuen, 1892. Red smooth buckram, spine gilt lettered, top edges gilt, others rough trimmed. Spine lightly sunned; page edges yellowed; gilt top edge rubbed; tanning to free endpapers; front cover cloth loose in places from bubbling; VG copy otherwise, no owner names. Stewart 108. Contains some of his best-known verses - "Fuzzy-Wuzzy", "Gunga Din", "Mandalay", and "The Ballad of East and West".

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49714
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  • WAUGH, Evelyn
    BRIDESHEAD REVISITED

    Boston: Little, Brown, 1979. Black cloth. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51174
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  • AUBREY, John (Anthony Powell)
    BRIEF LIVES and other selected writings. Edited with an introduction and notes by Anthony Powell

    Edition: First edition

    London: Cresset, 1949. Black cloth gilt. Ink owner name at front; a VG unworn jacketless copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 51160
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  • ORWELL, George and Reginald Reynolds , editors
    BRITISH PAMPHLETEERS: Volume I, From the 16th century to the 18th century

    Edition: First printing

    London: Allan Wingate, 1948. Brown cloth. Yellowing to the page edges, text paper very lightly toned, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has remains of a sticker from the Canadian distributor; nicks and tiny chips at head of spine; small tear to front panel, VG+ otherwise. Page 6-17 contains an Introduction by George Orwell.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49668
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  • BURKE'S STEERAGE, or The Amateur Gentleman's Introduction to Noble Sports and Pastimes by WHITE, T.H.
    WHITE, T.H.
    BURKE'S STEERAGE, or The Amateur Gentleman's Introduction to Noble Sports and Pastimes

    Edition: First printing

    London: Collins, 1938. Light brown cloth gilt (vs black) lettered, presumed first binding. Small bump to lower outer corner of front cover, else fine. Dust jacket has small chips at ends of lightly darkened spine; front panel a little darkened with a small tear and two light spots (erasures?); rear panel lightly dusty, with a small chipped tear; VG otherwise. Satirical and serious treatment of hunting, shooting, and fishing. Uncommon.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 49650
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  • CHANCE: a tale in two parts by CONRAD, Joseph
    CONRAD, Joseph
    CHANCE: a tale in two parts

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Methuen, 1914. Green cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. pp (viii), (408), 8, Autumn, 1913, ads + 31 pp Sept, 1913, catalogue. Cancel title leaf. Variant spine imprint "Methven". First state list of titles opposite title page with "Narcissus". Motto on the title page is 29.5 mm below Conrad's name, Slight wear to spine ends, with nick at head; separation to gutter between pp vi and vii; yellowing to page edges; old bookseller's clipped description pasted at bottom of front pastedown; damp stains to outer margin of rear cover; else a VG clean and bright copy. CHANCE is Conrad's most bibliographically complex work - in fact it is a nightmare. Because of a binders' strike, intended Sept.…

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    London: Methuen, 1914. Green cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. pp (viii), (408), 8, Autumn, 1913, ads + 31 pp Sept, 1913, catalogue. Cancel title leaf. Variant spine imprint "Methven". First state list of titles opposite title page with "Narcissus". Motto on the title page is 29.5 mm below Conrad's name, Slight wear to spine ends, with nick at head; separation to gutter between pp vi and vii; yellowing to page edges; old bookseller's clipped description pasted at bottom of front pastedown; damp stains to outer margin of rear cover; else a VG clean and bright copy. CHANCE is Conrad's most bibliographically complex work - in fact it is a nightmare. Because of a binders' strike, intended Sept. 1913, publication was delayed until Jan., 1914. Sheets with a 1913 date had already been printed, but most were recalled and supplied with a cancel title leaf dated 1914, though 50 or so, with integral 1913 title leaves, escaped the knife and constitute the rare "first first". Copies destined for the colonial and Canadian markets were to be recalled for use in the domestic market, but that decision was reversed and then reversed again. See Cagle A17, p 179, where the redoubtable bibliographer was forced to admit that "The binders' strike with the resulting delays, shifting of stock from colonial and Canadian issues to the domestic market and back again and the various cancel titles have left a maze of printings, issues and states of CHANCE which has left more people than just the book's author confused about these early printings." To add to the fun, there were three printings by Nov., 1913, with title pages identifying them as "second edition" and third "edition", but some of these, with cancels, were added to the stew. Some cancel title leaves were dated 1913, but these are later.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49704
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