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  • BROWNE, Thomas
    THE WORKS OF SIR THOMAS BROWNE (3 volume set)

    Edinburgh: John Grant, 1927. pp lvi, 352 ; x, 400 and xii; 602 + plus two frontispieces with tissue guards, title pages in red and black, Index. Quarter tan cloth and brown boards, leather spine labels, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. Page edges yellowed; 1939 ink owner name and date at front of each volume; outer corners have slight wear, one with small bump; else a VG clean, tight and unworn set. Contains Religio Medici, Pseudoxia Epidemica, and much more. A volume in The English Library series. 3 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 49638
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  • THE WORKS of the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montague, including her correspondence, poems, and essays. Published by permission from her genuine papers by MONTAGU. Mary Wortley (1689-1762)
    MONTAGU. Mary Wortley (1689-1762)
    THE WORKS of the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montague, including her correspondence, poems, and essays. Published by permission from her genuine papers

    London: Printed for Longman Hurst Rees Orme and Brown; John Murray; and Baldwin Cradock, and Joy, 1817. The sixth edition, five volumes, 12mo, with engraved frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 9 engraved plates (7 folding) of facsimile letters and one document. Edited by J. Dallaway from manuscripts in the possession of her grandson, the Marquess of Bute. First published in 1803. Lady Montagu was one of the most important female English writers between Aphra Behn and Jane Austen and one of the most provocative and entertaining writers of either sex in her day. She is especially remembered for her letters, particularly those from Turkey, where her husband was the British Ambassador. Her sharp but ever witty tongue provoked…

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    London: Printed for Longman Hurst Rees Orme and Brown; John Murray; and Baldwin Cradock, and Joy, 1817. The sixth edition, five volumes, 12mo, with engraved frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 9 engraved plates (7 folding) of facsimile letters and one document. Edited by J. Dallaway from manuscripts in the possession of her grandson, the Marquess of Bute. First published in 1803. Lady Montagu was one of the most important female English writers between Aphra Behn and Jane Austen and one of the most provocative and entertaining writers of either sex in her day. She is especially remembered for her letters, particularly those from Turkey, where her husband was the British Ambassador. Her sharp but ever witty tongue provoked Pope and Walpole to write nasty attacks. She also helped introduce the Oriental practice of vaccination for smallpox to England. Bound in 20th century brown half morocco and marbled boards, spines with raised bands and elaborate gilt ornamentation, small oval volume numbers in black leather, marbled endpapers, page edges coloured yellow; a faithful and very handsome reproduction of a Regency binding. Bookseller's ticket (Franklin Book Shop, New York) at rear of volume I but no binder's name. Minor rubbing to edges of boards; quite minor rubbing to spine tips and outer corners touched up; a fine, lovely set, no owner names, neither hinges nor joints cracked, text exceptionally clean. In gift condition - it would make a dandy gift for a woman of a feminist and intellectual sensibility. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40559
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  • BYRON, (George Gordon Noel, Lord)
    THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD BYRON; Containing English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers; The Curse of Minerva; and The Waltz, An Apostrophic Hymn.

    Philadelphia: M. Thomas, 1820. 19.5 x 11.5 cm. Original grey boards, paper spine label. pp viii, 151 + frontispiece portrait. Shallow chips to spine ends; spine label yellowed, rubbed, chipped at edges but still readable; moderate soiling to covers; title leaf has a small chip to upper inner corner, ink name in top margin, offset from portrait, foxing; in all still a VG copy, tight in the binding; text clean and unworn.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41306
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  • CHANDLER, S. Bernard and J.A. Molinaro editors (Dante)
    THE WORLD OF DANTE. Six Studies in Language and Thought.

    Edition: First Edition

    University of Toronto Press for the Dante Society, 1966. Octavo, xvi, 127, [1] pp. Inscribed by Molinaro. Fine copy. Dust jacket has very light sunning to spine; two tiny nicks to front panel; else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 20095
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  • EDWARDS, Philip
    THOMAS KYD AND EARLY ELIZABETHAN TRAGEDY

    Edition: First printing

    London: Longmans, Green, for the British Council, 1960. pp 48 + frontispiece, stapled in card covers. Near fine. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50326
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  • STANLEY, Thomas
    THOMAS STANLEY: his original lyrics, complete in their collated readings of 1647, 1651, 1657. With and introduction, textual notes, a list of editions, an appendix of translations, and a portrait. Edited by L.I. Guiney

    Edition: First Edition

    Hull, England: J.R. Tutin, 1907. Black cloth, black endpapers, top edges gilt. pp [2], (xxii), 110, [3] + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard (engraved by Emery Walker). Slight wear to head of spine, faint label shadow on spine, gilt author name on spine a little flaked; light evidence of removed label inside front cover, slight touch up to front free endpaper bled through; cloth a bit loose, bubbled; text paper lightly toned; else a VG clean and unworn copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46814
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  • O'HARA, Kane [Henry Fielding] [George Cruikshank].
    TOM THUMB; a Burletta, Altered from Henry Fielding, by Kane O'Hara. With Designs by George Cruikshank.

    Edition: First of this edition

    London: Thomas Rodd, 1830. First edition with the Cruikshank illustrations, first issue, with the misnumbered pages. 16mo, softcover, original beige paper covers. [2], 34, (35, ad), (36, blank) + 4 page William Pickering catalogue + (2) page smaller ad for "Knowledge for the People" + [2, blank] pp. Title page vignette (repeated on front cover), frontispiece, four full page illustrations in text, and tail piece by George Cruikshank. Backstrip perished, but covers still attached; covers have light soiling; very small creases to outer corners; else a VG clean copy of this fragile little book. A.M. Cohn, GEORGE CRUIKSHANK, no. 615, stating that the error was soon corrected and that the first issue is scarce. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 15301
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  • MEIGRET, Louis
    TRAITÉ TOUCHANT LE COMMUN USAGE DE L’ESCRITURE FRANÇOISE: édition critique par Keith Cameron

    Exeter, England: University of Exeter, 1979. Octavo, card covers. pp xxii, (99). Fine copy, inscribed by the editor. Facsimile reprint of the edition of Paris, 1545. Text is in French. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Fine

    Book ID: 34702
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  • MIDDLETON, Thomas
    WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN. Edited by J.R. Mulryne

    London: Methuen, 1975. Octavo, red cloth. Tidy ink name and date at front, else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. A volume in The Revels Plays series. 3 plates. The text is based on the 1657 octavo edition.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 37020
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