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  • TOLSTOY, Leo
    A GREAT INIQUITY. Translated by V. Tchertkoff and I.F. Mayo with Note by the Latter.

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Free Age Press, no date [1906]. 12mo, light green wrappers printed in brown. (ii), 39 pp + (3) pp ads, ads inside and out on rear cover, + 1903 frontispiece portrait. Spine has small chips to tips, short splits neatly repaired; small damp stains and overall dust soiling to covers; VG o/w. First UK edition of this famous letter on land ownership in Russia, preceded by the 1905 Chicago edition. Tolstoy dates the letter July, 1905. Contains at rear a 3 page note by the co-translator Isabella Fyvie Mayo, an essay on the situation of land ownership, especially in Britain, and it urges that "The first duty of the British workers is to refrain from entering the Army…

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    London: Free Age Press, no date [1906]. 12mo, light green wrappers printed in brown. (ii), 39 pp + (3) pp ads, ads inside and out on rear cover, + 1903 frontispiece portrait. Spine has small chips to tips, short splits neatly repaired; small damp stains and overall dust soiling to covers; VG o/w. First UK edition of this famous letter on land ownership in Russia, preceded by the 1905 Chicago edition. Tolstoy dates the letter July, 1905. Contains at rear a 3 page note by the co-translator Isabella Fyvie Mayo, an essay on the situation of land ownership, especially in Britain, and it urges that "The first duty of the British workers is to refrain from entering the Army or Navy, these being the tools whereby their landowning class defend their own possessions at home, and exploit and seize on the land of others abroad". A scarce little booklet.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 5887
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  • LEE, Sidney, Sir
    A LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARS. With portraits and facsimiles. Fourth edition of the revised version (rewritten and enlarged)

    New York: Macmillan, 1929. Maroon cloth. pp xlviii, 776 + plates; index. Light wear to head of bit sunned spine (gilt lettering oxidized); glue remains from removed label inside front cover; page edges yellowed; else a VG clean and unworn copy, no owner names. 1.4 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 52523
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  • CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, (Miguel de).
    A VOYAGE TO PARNASSUS; Numantia, A Tragedy; The Commerce of Algiers. By Cervantew. Translated from the Spanish by Gordon W#illoughby James Gyll

    Edition: First of this translation

    London: Alex. Murray & Son, 1870. Octavo, original purple cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered. pp (viii), 288. Nicks, mild wear at head of lightly sunned spine; 1873 ink private owner name at front; foxing to page edges and text early and late; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy of this uncommon edition, a volume in Murray's Reprint series.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31733
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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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  • FUSEK, Lois, translator
    AMONG THE FLOWERS. The Hua-chien chi. Translated by Lois Fusek.

    New York: Columbia University Press, 1982. Brown cloth. (x), 232 pp + ads. Fine in jacket, no previous owner marks. "AMONG THE FLOWERS...was compiled about 940 by Chao Ch'ung-tso, a minor official at the court of the Later Shu. The majority of the eighteen poets represented in the anthology were natives of the state of Shu, in what is now Szechuan Province, during this turbulent period. AMONG THE FLOWERS marks the emergence of a new and subsequently very influential genre in Chinese poetry, the lyric tz'u. " - jacket.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Dust Jacket: Fine, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 17252
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  • ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS: Consisting of One Thousand and One Stories, Told by the Sultaness of the Indies, to divert the Sultan from the Execution of a bloody Vow...

    Edinburgh: Printed for Alexander Donaldson, 1780. Three volume set, 12mo (in sixes), contemporary full calf, morocco labels, raised bands. pp xii, 404; (iv), 391; (iv), 402. No illustrations, as issued. Spines a bit rubbed with surface cracking; volume I lacks the spine label; shallow chip to head of Volume I and foot of Volume II; endpapers browned at margins from leather turn-ins; remains of old bookplates on pastedowns; light toning to text paper; light damp stain to lower outer corners of pp 279 to end of Volume I; in all still a VG decent set, tight in the bindings, text clean and unworn. The title page continues "Containing A better Account of the Customs, Manners, and Religion of the…

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    Edinburgh: Printed for Alexander Donaldson, 1780. Three volume set, 12mo (in sixes), contemporary full calf, morocco labels, raised bands. pp xii, 404; (iv), 391; (iv), 402. No illustrations, as issued. Spines a bit rubbed with surface cracking; volume I lacks the spine label; shallow chip to head of Volume I and foot of Volume II; endpapers browned at margins from leather turn-ins; remains of old bookplates on pastedowns; light toning to text paper; light damp stain to lower outer corners of pp 279 to end of Volume I; in all still a VG decent set, tight in the bindings, text clean and unworn. The title page continues "Containing A better Account of the Customs, Manners, and Religion of the Eastern Nations, viz. Tartars, Persians, and Indians, than is to be met with in any Author hitherto published. Translated into French from the Arabian MSS. by M. Galland of the Royal Academy; and now done into English from the last Paris Edition. The Thirteenth Edition." >>> The 13th edition of the first translation into English of the Arabian Nights Entertainments, taken from the first translation into French by Abbé Antoine Galland (12 vols., 1704-17). This anonymous English translation, made between 1706-17, held the field until Edward Lane's important, though expurgated, edition of 1840, with Sir Richard Burton's famous unexpurgated translation appearing 1885-88 in 16 volumes. >>>> Of extra interest is an unsigned holograph poem in a contemporary hand in ink covering the verso of the first blank leaf in Volume I (opposite the half-title page) titled "Sonnet. To the Author of the Arabian Nights Ent.:" and beginning "Blest child of genius, whose fantastic Sprite / Rides on the vollied Lightnings' Flash, or roves / Thro flowery Valleys, and Elysian Groves..." Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 22873
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  • VONDEL, Joost Van Den, 1587-1679
    BESPIEGELINGEN van Godt en Gotsdienst...Den Tweeden Drück...[bound with four other works]

    Rotterdam: Barent Bos, 1700. Small quarto, leaf height 20 cm, bound in contemporary calf, spine with five raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration, spine titled "Vondel's Bespiegelin". Small chips at foot of spine; front joint rubbed, with a one inch crack at top; inner hinges cracked but covers still firmly attached; foxing to endpapers; yellowing and light foxing to the first work; otherwise a fine copy internally. Five works bound together: (1) BESPIEGELINGEN van Godt en Gotsdienst...Den Tweeden Drück. pp (xxiv), 219. Second edition (first was in 1662). Frontispiece illustration, title page vignette, portrait of the author. (2) JOANNES DE BOETGEZANT. Begrepen in Zes Boecken. Uitgegeven door Abraham Bogaert. Amsterdam: By de Weduwe van Gysbert de Groot, 1696. pp…

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    Rotterdam: Barent Bos, 1700. Small quarto, leaf height 20 cm, bound in contemporary calf, spine with five raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration, spine titled "Vondel's Bespiegelin". Small chips at foot of spine; front joint rubbed, with a one inch crack at top; inner hinges cracked but covers still firmly attached; foxing to endpapers; yellowing and light foxing to the first work; otherwise a fine copy internally. Five works bound together: (1) BESPIEGELINGEN van Godt en Gotsdienst...Den Tweeden Drück. pp (xxiv), 219. Second edition (first was in 1662). Frontispiece illustration, title page vignette, portrait of the author. (2) JOANNES DE BOETGEZANT. Begrepen in Zes Boecken. Uitgegeven door Abraham Bogaert. Amsterdam: By de Weduwe van Gysbert de Groot, 1696. pp (124) . Title page vignette. (first edition was in 1662). (3) ALTAER-GEHEIMENISSEN. Ontvouwen in drie Boecken door J.V.V. Keulen: In de Nieuwe Druckerye, 1645. (ii, frontispiece illustration), 168 pp. Title page vignette and nice tail piece. First edition (The British Library notes "The imprint is false; probably printed by Dominicus van der Stichel and published by Abraham de Wees, Amsterdam." ). (4) DE HEERLYCKHEIT DER KERCKE. Haer Ingang, Opgang, en Voortgang, Begrepen in Dry Boecken. Kolen: Ter Oude Druckerye, 1663. First edition. (103) pp. (The British Library notes; "The imprint is false; probably published by the widow of Abraham de Wees, Amsterdam." ) (5) BRIEVEN DER HEILIGE MAEGHDEN MARTELARESSEN. Vicit Iter Durum Pietas. Amsterdam: Jacobus van der Deister, 1687. pp (viii), 76. (first ed. was in 1642). >>> A collection of didactic verse, stories, etc., by this Mennonite who became a Roman Catholic about 1640, which religion then became the chief inspiration of his life and his poetry. "[Coornert] was the mentor of Hooft, next to Cats the edlest of the phalanx of poets of Holland's great age (1600-70). The others are Bredero, Revius, Huygens and greates of all, Vondel...The age produced a wealth of songs, whether religious, amorous, or coarsely comical, notable for verve and spontaneity (Bredero) or playful grace (Hooft, Vondel) or passionate sincerity (Bredero, Luyken). It found its eulogist, conscience and unsparing critic in Vondel, whose occasional poems constitute an eloquent multifarious commentary on Dutch and European histroy from 1612 to 1672...Vondel's choruses and some of his odes and laments achieve the sublime..." - Cassell's Encyclopaedia of Literature, ed. by S.H. Steinberg, 1953, p. 170. "The greatest of Dutch poets and one of the greatest religious poets of the Counter Reformation." - Hastings, Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics. "He is the greatest poet the Netherlands have produced, one who is distinguished in every form and who occupies a place among the best poets of all time" (New Catholic Encyclopedia).

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 24415
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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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  • BROWNING, Eliazabeth Barrett
    CASA GUIDI WINDOWS: A Poem

    Edition: First edition

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1851. Original vertically ribbed blue-grey cloth decorated in blind, modern rebacking in grey cloth with leather spine label, original cream endpapers. pp (viii), 140, no publisher's ads at rear, half-title leaf present. Outer corners professionally repaired at tips, mostly erased pencil notations on front endpapers; in all a VG or bit better clean and tight copy, text paper lightly toned but unsullied. Colbeck Collection I, p. 95. Wise 14. The poem was written in support of Italian independence.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 28976
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  • CLIEVELANDI VINDICIAE, or Clieveland's genuine poems, orations, epistles, &c. Purged from the many false & spurious ones which had usurped his name, and from innumerable errours and corruptions in the true copies... by CLEVELAND, John, 1613-58
    CLEVELAND, John, 1613-58
    CLIEVELANDI VINDICIAE, or Clieveland's genuine poems, orations, epistles, &c. Purged from the many false & spurious ones which had usurped his name, and from innumerable errours and corruptions in the true copies...

    Edition: First edition

    London: Obadiah Blagrave, 1677. Title page continues: "To which are added many additions never printed before; with an account of the author's life. Published according to the author's own copies." pp (22), 239 + frontispiece portrait in FACSIMILE on thick paper. Without the 18 pp of ads at rear. Modern rebinding of half calf and marbled paper boards, spine with morocco label and raised bands, new endpapers and two blanks at rear. Title leaf lightly darkened, short margin tear repaired on verso; text paper lightly toned, with scattered small spots; VG otherwise, externally fine. "There were apparently three issues of this 1677 edition, all from one setting of type, which differ only in the title page...'The epistle dedicatory' is…

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    London: Obadiah Blagrave, 1677. Title page continues: "To which are added many additions never printed before; with an account of the author's life. Published according to the author's own copies." pp (22), 239 + frontispiece portrait in FACSIMILE on thick paper. Without the 18 pp of ads at rear. Modern rebinding of half calf and marbled paper boards, spine with morocco label and raised bands, new endpapers and two blanks at rear. Title leaf lightly darkened, short margin tear repaired on verso; text paper lightly toned, with scattered small spots; VG otherwise, externally fine. "There were apparently three issues of this 1677 edition, all from one setting of type, which differ only in the title page...'The epistle dedicatory' is signed on A5 verso 'J.L. S.D.' The editors have been identified as John Lake and Samuel Drake. This issue has the intials on A5 verso corrected to 'J.L.S.D.' " - COPAC. Cleveland, a Royalist poet, was hugely popular in his day, but by 1700 he was a forgotten man. Wing (2nd ed., 1994), C4670. ESTC R1370.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49672
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  • CIZEVSKIJ, Dmitrij
    COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF SLAVIC LITERATURES. Translated by Richard Noel Porter and Martin P. Price. Edited, with a Foreword, by George A. Zenkovsky.

    Edition: First American edition

    Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press, 1971. Octavo, pale green printed cloth without dust jacket, as issued. (xii), 225, [3] pp. Bookplate and small ink date to front pastedown, else a fine copy, no marks in text.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 14987
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  • COMUS, a masque. presented at Ludlow Castle 1634....with notes and critical and explanatory by various commentators, and with preliminary illustrations...by Henry John Todd... by MILTON, John
    MILTON, John
    COMUS, a masque. presented at Ludlow Castle 1634....with notes and critical and explanatory by various commentators, and with preliminary illustrations...by Henry John Todd...

    Canturbury: W. Bristow, for Rivingtons, W. Clarke, Fletcher & Co., and J. Deighton, 1798. pp xxi,[3],62,[2];199. With the half-title leaf. Contemporary calf, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, sprinkled page edges. Cracked front joint neatly repaired, now sound; Browing from binding to margins of endpapers and binder's fly leaf front and rear; VG otherwise, text clean, tight, fine. Armorial bookplate at front of Sir Abraham Hume, Bart. with ink name at top of Lady Amelia Hume. Both Sir Abraham and Amelia Egerton Hume were keen cultivators of roses. Their friend Joshua Reyolds painted her portrait. The first major variorum edition, containing the first bibliography of the work (pp 193-99). A scarce book.

    Book ID: 49741
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  • BOSSUET, (Jacques Bénigne) [1627-1704].
    CONFERENCE AVEC M. CLAUDE MINISTRE DU CHARENTON SUR LA MATIERE DE L'EGLISE.

    Edition: First Edition

    Paris: Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1682. 12mo, page height 14.7 cm. [44], (506), [2, blank] pp. Publisher's device to title page, one small copper engraved headpiece. Contempory calf, spine with five raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, sprinkled page edges. Ex Harvard Library, with release stamp and label to front pastedown; rubber stamp of another owner to title page; Harvard rubber stamp, ink date, and release stamp to verso of title leaf; Harvard label to rear pastedown. Spine chipped to tips, with joints rub bed, cracked, but covers still firmly attached; bit of wear to outer corners; worm holes to lower outer corner of front pastedown and to lower outer corner of text through page 36 - loss of "Y" in "ROY"…

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    Paris: Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1682. 12mo, page height 14.7 cm. [44], (506), [2, blank] pp. Publisher's device to title page, one small copper engraved headpiece. Contempory calf, spine with five raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, sprinkled page edges. Ex Harvard Library, with release stamp and label to front pastedown; rubber stamp of another owner to title page; Harvard rubber stamp, ink date, and release stamp to verso of title leaf; Harvard label to rear pastedown. Spine chipped to tips, with joints rub bed, cracked, but covers still firmly attached; bit of wear to outer corners; worm holes to lower outer corner of front pastedown and to lower outer corner of text through page 36 - loss of "Y" in "ROY" in title page imprint but no other lettering a ffected, the holes being to blank corners; text has yellowing, and scattered foxing and soiling but nothing severe and generally VG. The second part of the book (pp 231 to end) is "Reflexions sur un ecrit de M. Claude".

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 13146
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  • RACINE, Jean
    CONFESSIONS: unpublished sonnets, translated from the French into English Verse by Walter Roberts

    London: A.W. Mowbray, 1956. Blue cloth. pp (xiv), 72, [2] + frontispiece portrait. Ink owner name at front, offset yellowing to endpapers, else a near fine jacketless copy. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 52126
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  • MARLOWE, Christopher
    DOCTOR FAUSTUS: a 1604-version edition. Edited by Michael Keefer

    Peterborough, ON: Broadside Press, 1991. Card covers. Fine copy. Inscribed by Keefer to a noted Canadian literary couple. There are two versions of the play, one published in 1604 and the other posthumously in 1616. Most texts have been based on the 1616 version, but Keefer and modern scholars believe ths 1604 is the more authentic text.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 52743
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  • DICKENS, (Charles).
    DOMBEY AND SON.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First edition in book form, later issue. 8vo, hardcover, ORIGINAL olive fine-diaper cloth. (iii)-(xviii), 624 pp. First leaf is the half-title. Eight line errata leaf pp (xvii-xviii). 12 line errata slip tipped in after title leaf. Frontispiece, eng raved title, and 38 other plates inserted (complete), by Hablot K. Brown ("Phiz"). No tissue guards. Some old cloth repairs to spine tips, resewn, new endpapers (now tanned). Cloth split to front joint but joint firm; some wear to lower edges of cov ers and to outer corners. Yellowing and occasional foxing to text, with occasional tan spots to text margins; plates darkened and foxed at edges; frontispiece and illustrated title foxed; spine and margins of…

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    London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First edition in book form, later issue. 8vo, hardcover, ORIGINAL olive fine-diaper cloth. (iii)-(xviii), 624 pp. First leaf is the half-title. Eight line errata leaf pp (xvii-xviii). 12 line errata slip tipped in after title leaf. Frontispiece, eng raved title, and 38 other plates inserted (complete), by Hablot K. Brown ("Phiz"). No tissue guards. Some old cloth repairs to spine tips, resewn, new endpapers (now tanned). Cloth split to front joint but joint firm; some wear to lower edges of cov ers and to outer corners. Yellowing and occasional foxing to text, with occasional tan spots to text margins; plates darkened and foxed at edges; frontispiece and illustrated title foxed; spine and margins of covers darkened to brown; else a VG copy , tight in the binding. This copy was not bound from the parts (no stab holes to inner margins). It has 27 of the 39 main errors listed in Smith, but "Captain" (p. 324, last word) is correctly spelled and "if" is present on p. 426, line 9. The bindi ng varies from the two described by Smith. It closely resembles Smith's "binding variant", but it has no gilt date at foot of spine and "Charles Dickens" is spelled out in full on the spine. Of note in the history of book illustration is the first p ublished example of the "dark plate" process (at p. 547). Smith I.8; Podeschi A103; Eckel pp 74-76.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 16029
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  • DICKENS, (Charles).
    DOMBEY AND SON.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First book edition, but not the first issue (has some, but not all, of the errors noted in Smith). Frontispiece, engraved title, and 38 plates inserted (complete), no tissue guards. The usual 8 line errata leaf is bound between pp xiv and xv. Old re binding of half leather and marbled boards, marbled endpapers and page edges, spine with four raised bands, gilt decorations, title in gilt. The plates have darkening and some foxing; a bit of spine scuffing, with the spine gilt dulled; split to fro nt joint and cracked inner hinges neatly repaired internally with cloth tape and covers are firmly attached; lower inner corner of leaf listing the plates torn away…

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    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First book edition, but not the first issue (has some, but not all, of the errors noted in Smith). Frontispiece, engraved title, and 38 plates inserted (complete), no tissue guards. The usual 8 line errata leaf is bound between pp xiv and xv. Old re binding of half leather and marbled boards, marbled endpapers and page edges, spine with four raised bands, gilt decorations, title in gilt. The plates have darkening and some foxing; a bit of spine scuffing, with the spine gilt dulled; split to fro nt joint and cracked inner hinges neatly repaired internally with cloth tape and covers are firmly attached; lower inner corner of leaf listing the plates torn away but no printing lost; a VG copy generally. Bound from the parts issue. Of note in th e history of book illustration is the first published example of the then-new "dark plate" process in the plate at page 547. Smith I.8; Podeschi A103; Eckel pp 74-6.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 13538
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  • Pechter, Edward (John Dryden)
    Dryden's Classical Theory of Literature

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cambridge University Press, 1975. Octavo, maroon boards. pp viii, 225, (3). Tidy ink owner name at top margin of front free endpaper, with ink date on the other side, else fine in lightly rubbed VG jacket. Inscribed by the author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 35040
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  • FORMEY, M. (Jean-Henri-Samuel Formet, 1711-97)
    ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF THE BELLES LETTRES...With Reflections on Public Exhibitions. Translated from the French by the Late Mr. Sloper Foreman

    Edition: First edition in English

    London: F. Newberry, 1766. 12mo. pp (x), (253). Contemporary calf, modern rebacking in period style with raised bands, label. Old sides a bit worn, label removed from front pastedown; else a VG clean and tight copy. Last page mis-numbered 229. Examples mainly from French and Latin authors. Includes sections on characters, diplomatics, heraldry, cryptography, libraries, printing, voyages & travels, geography & chronology, allegorical travels, criticism, grammar, and ("Reflections") on the morality of the stage. Formey, whose father was a Huguenot refugee, was a philosopher, theologian, journalist, and historian born in Berlin. He exchanged polemics with Voltaire and Diderot, popularized the philosophy of Christian Wolff and Rousseau in Germany, and was wasSecretary of the Royal Academy in Berlin and one…

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    London: F. Newberry, 1766. 12mo. pp (x), (253). Contemporary calf, modern rebacking in period style with raised bands, label. Old sides a bit worn, label removed from front pastedown; else a VG clean and tight copy. Last page mis-numbered 229. Examples mainly from French and Latin authors. Includes sections on characters, diplomatics, heraldry, cryptography, libraries, printing, voyages & travels, geography & chronology, allegorical travels, criticism, grammar, and ("Reflections") on the morality of the stage. Formey, whose father was a Huguenot refugee, was a philosopher, theologian, journalist, and historian born in Berlin. He exchanged polemics with Voltaire and Diderot, popularized the philosophy of Christian Wolff and Rousseau in Germany, and was wasSecretary of the Royal Academy in Berlin and one of the pillars of the French language and culture in that city at the time. A scarce book. Neither OCLC, BN, or COPC locate a French edition earlier than the Amsterdam, 1763, new & enlarged edition. ESTC T114699.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 27889
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  • DONNO, Elizabeth Story,
    ELIZABETHAN MINOR EPICS

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Columbia University Press, 1963. Dark green cloth. pp (viii), 351. Scattered small, tidy, and mostly pencil annotations, ink owner name at front, else fine in VG jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47636
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