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The Rolliad, in two parts; Probationary odes for the laureatship; and Political eclogues and miscellanies: with criticisms and illustrations. Revised, corrected, and enlarged by the original authors. The Twenty-Second Edition
London: James Ridgway, 1812.
Octavo. Bound in old half calf and marbled boards, red page edges. pp xxxii, 535 + frontispiece illustration. Spine rubbed, wear to outer corners; rubbing to the marbled boards; broken joints neatly repaired internally with paper making the booksound (if a little too tight) in the binding; frontispiece and title leaf are browned; occasional foxing to text but text is clean and unworn otherwise. With ink inscription on the recto of the frontispiece " S. Johnes Knight. The Gift of John Villiers Shelley, Esq. June 26, 1837. The Rolliad owes its Poetical existence to George Ellis, Esq, who [invited?] the [analogy?] of the Hero of the Poem." A collection of satires on Pitt and his followers by Richard Tickell, Richard Fitzpatrick, Joseph Richardson, George Ellis, French Laurence and others. Pencil note on front free endpaper "By the Esto Perpetua Club; founded 1784; supporters of Fox against Pitt. First published in The Morning Herald and The Daily Advertiser in 1784. First collected ed. 1785. 9th ed. 1791; 21st ed. 1799. This ed. Lowndes p. 2121, called 'best edition', where he lists the authors." Sir John Villiers Shelley (1808-67) was the 7th Baronet of Michelgrove. The poet Shelley was from the other Shelley Bts, of Castle Goring.
$95.00 Book Number: 28319 Order / Enquire
A LITERARY MAP OF BALTIMORE, the Almost Athens of the Upper South., 1729-1969
Cockeysville, MD: Baltimore County Historical Society, no date (1969?),
Large sheet folded to make sixteen 4 1/2 x 9 1/8 inch panels. VG, clean copy.
$20.00 Book Number: 41870 Order / Enquire
A. N. Whitehead; Bertrand Russell
Principia Mathematica to *56
Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Later printing of the 1962 paperback edition. Octavo, card covers. Fine copy. This is an abridged text of Vol. I of the three volume hardcover original.
$19.95 Book Number: 47268 Order / Enquire
ADDISON, Joseph and Richard Steele
HISTORY, OPINIONS, AND LUCUBRATIONS, OF ISAAC BICKERSTAFF, Esq. From the "Tatler," by Steele and Addison. With Introduction, Notes, and Illustrations by H.R. Montgomery...Illustrated with a Series of Photographs.
London:: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1861.
Octavo, hardcover, original black bead grain cloth decorated with pink dots, paper spine label, light brown endpapers. pp viii, (xviii), 304 plus 24 pp publisher's catalogue. Extensive notes at rear. Ads on front and rear pastedowns. With eleven actual photographs (of prints) pasted in within tan panels. Spine label tanned and lightly rubbed, with small chips at head; two small splits to joints; spine very lightly sunned; plates have light foxing, with some puckering to the paper from the pasting-in of the photos; else a near fine copy, hinges not cracked. With the pencil ownership signature of Roger Senhouse, British publisher, translator, and Lytton Strachey's last lover.. A selection from Addison & Steele's THE TATLER (first pub. 1710-11), illustrated with actual photographs, though since they are of engravings, they seem to have been employed for novelty more than anything else.
$75.00 Book Number: 20347 Order / Enquire
AUSTIN, Mrs. (Sarah Austin) ( Holland, Lady (Saba Smiith Holland). SMITH, Sydney, 1771- 1845
A MEMOIR OF THE REVEREND SYDNEY SMITH. By his daughter, Lady Holland. With a selection from his letters, edited by Mrs. Austin. In two volumes
New York: Harper, 1855.
Two volumes, octavo, original brown cloth, yellow endpapers. pp , (2), (xii), (13)- 378, , including a list of his articles in the Edinburgh Review and an index; , xviii, (19)-511, . Moderate wear to spine ends of volume I, which also has the front free endpaper removed; 1920 ink owner names at front; small strip clipped from top of title leaf of volume two; mild foxing; else a VG clean, tight and unworn pair. Published in the same year as the UK edition. Sydney Smith, an Anglican cleric who promoted progressive causes - the education of women, the abolition of slavery and the teaching of practical subjects rather than the classics - was also known as a great wit and humourist. One of his most famous lines was that his friend Henry Luttrell's idea of heaven was "eating pâté de foie gras to the sound of trumpets". Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$60.00 Book Number: 42702 Order / Enquire
BÉRANGER, P.- J. de (Pierre-Jean de Béranger, 1780-1857)
Oeuvres complètes. Tome V. Supplément. CHANSONS ÉROTIQUES
Paris: Chez Tous les Marchands de Nouveautés, 1834.
Octavo, pp 179. Old marbled boards with spine label. Wear to spine tips, with bottom 1.5 cm lacking, abrasions to the label, rubbing to the joints; wear to outer corners; endpapers and binder's blanks yellowed; tidy ink owner name at top margin of front free endpaper, with ink date on the other side; foxing in text; just good externally, internally VG, sound in the binding, hinges not cracked, page edges not trimmed. Five text volumes were published (plus a volume of music) with volumes I-IV bearing the Perrotin imprint. Brangerner was the most popular French songwriter of all time.
$85.00 Book Number: 35042 Order / Enquire
BINDMAN, David (William Blake)
BLAKE AS AN ARTIST
New York: Dutton, 1977.
Tall octavo, brown boards. pp 256 + many b&w plates (4 in colour). VG in VG jacket, no owner names. 1.5 kg parcel.
$29.95 Book Number: 41226 Order / Enquire
BLAKE, William (Graham Robertson) (Geoffrey Keynes)
THE FAMOUS COLLECTION OF WORKS BY WILLIAM BLAKE, the property of the late Graham Robertson, Esq.
London: Christie's, Manson and Woods, 1949.
Small narrow quarto, cream printed boards. pp 44 + b&w plates. Spine a bit tanned, VG+ otherwise. Inscribed "Robin Skelton from the compiler". The compiler was Geoffrey Keynes, who also contributes a two page Preface. Robin Skelton was a Canadian poet. Catalogue for the auction held on 22 July, 1949. The collection formed by the noted British artist and book illustrator Graham Robertson was of original art by William Blake.
$75.00 Book Number: 41239 Order / Enquire
(BONNOT DE MABLY, Gabriel, 1709-85)
Parallèle des Romains et des François par rapport au Gouvernement
Paris: Didot, 1740.
Two volumes, 12mo (17 cm), in full period calf, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, raised bands, page edges dyed red, marbled endpapers. pp , x, 346, (12, Table), .; , 369, (14, Table, approbation, errata), . Woodcut title-page monograms, initials, and head-pieces. Bindings with some loss to the leather at the spine ends, modest wear and bumping to the corners; contents with occasional (generally light) damp-staining to fore and bottom margins. Small ink note on first title page ("par Mabley"), small corner chip to rear fly leaf of Vol. II. Engraved armorial bookplate of Earl Waldegrave at front of Vol. II, removed from front of Vol. I. A very good, clean, uworn, and tightly bound pair. The uncommon first edition, published anonymously, of this treatise comparing Roman and French institutions of government and celebrating "the progress of civilization," the author's first significant published work. Gabriel Bonnot de Mably (Abbé de Mably) was a widely read and influential philosopher and historian whose works had a profound effect on the early stages of the French Revolution, in particular the deliberations of the Estates-General. He was a close friend and patron of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who was tutor to the children of his brother, Jean Bonnot de Mably. "He advocated the abolition of private property, which he saw as incompatible with sympathy and altruism, and conductive only to one's antisocial or egotistical instincts. Mably's writings contain a paradox: he praises elitist Plato, but also the enlightened Stoic views on natural human equality. Mably went further than the traditional Stoic argument that all men possessed a divine spark. He also went beyond the liberal concept of equality before the law, and argued for the equality of needs. He argued that virtue was more valued than the acquisition or possession of material wealth, and criticized idleness. He found an audience among those who were critical of the inherited wealth and privilege of the nobility, who did no work." - Wikipledia. However, the present book, a royalist debut which Mably soon came to regret, advocated things which were in opposition to his mature thought, such as approval of the Bourbon monarchy and an endorsement of the current European commercial order. It is the only one of his major works not to appear in editions of his complete works. The copy may well have been from the library of James Waldegrave (1684-1741), the first earl and Ambassador to France 1730-40.
$750.00 Book Number: 47244 Order / Enquire
AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY. In a Series of Letters from a Preceptor to his Pupil....Illustrated with Copper-Plates. The Second Edition, Corrected and Improved.
London: J. Johnson, 1787.
Second edition, enlarged (first edition was in 1786). Old brown calf sides with more recent rebacking in tan calf with two labels. pp (viii), (438), (2, ads), (2, blank) + frontispiece and 19 folding plates (complete). No half-title leaf. Surface of sides rubbed away, leaving the leather like reverse calf; outer corners worn; inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; misfolding to many of the plates, some with a bit of wear & darkening to fore margins but images unaffected; VG otherwise, tight in the binding. Bonnycastle was Mathematical Master and Lecturer in Geography and Philosophy at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He also published instructional books of arithmetic, geometry, and algebra. The present title was reprinted a number of times.
$350.00 Book Number: 8915 Order / Enquire
BOSWELL, James (Frederick A. Pottle, editor, introduction, and notes)
BOSWELL'S LONDON JOURNAL 1762-1763. Together with JOURNAL OF MY JAUNT, Harvest 1762
London: Heinemann, 1951.
Deluxe issue, #908 / 1050 copies specially printed and bound. Tall octavo, vellum spine with label and dark blue cloth, top edges gilt, others rough trimmed, bound-in ribbon marker. pp (xlii), 448 + plates and folding map. A fine, unopened copy. Card slipcase has some minor rubbing, near fine. Original flimsy cellophane wrapper still present, but chipped and torn. We have added a clear plastic wrapper. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$125.00 Book Number: 46062 Order / Enquire
BRETTONE, Restif de la
PLEASURES AND FOLLIES of a good-natured libertine, being an English rendering of L'ANTI-JUSTINE done by Pierallesandro Casavini
Paris: Olympia Press, 1961.
Later printing of Traveller's Companion paperback no. 84 (first was in 1956). 16mo. Some minor spine yellowing else a fine, crisp copy. First published Paris, 1798. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$9.95 Book Number: 38756 Order / Enquire
THE CHATHAMITES. A study in the relationship between personalities and ideas in the second half of the eighteenth century.
London: Macmillan, 1967.
Mauve cloth. (xvi), 516 pp + plates, indexed. Fine in near fine jacket, new publisher's price sticker on flap. "The object of this book is to delineate the influence upon politics and society of two famous eighteenth-century statesmen - Willam Pitt...and William Petty."
$19.00 Book Number: 23412 Order / Enquire
BROWNE, Isaac Hawkins, 1705-1760
De animi immortalitate; poema
Londini [London]: J.& R. Tonson & S. Draper, 1754.
pp , 60, stitched, edges untrimmed. Front cover of original plain blue-grey wrapper present but detached, rear wrapper lacking. Creases, nicks, small chips, dust soiling, to fore edges; inner edge of front cover has creases, shallow chips; last leaf partially detached, with short tears to inner edge; nice otherwise. Published anonymously, text in Latin. Browne was a lawyer and poet practicing in Lincoln's Inn. This poem on the immortality of the soul was his best known work. This copy is the variant with a price (1s.6d.) printed on the title page.
$150.00 Book Number: 26594 Order / Enquire
TWO LETTERS ADDRESSED TO A MEMBER OF THE PRESENT PARLIAMENT, on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France. [bound with]: A THIRD LETTER TO A MEMBER etc.
London: F. and C. Rivington, 1796, 1797, 1796.
Demy 8vo in fours, 21.5 cm, hardcover, rebound recently in ultilitarian blue buckram, spine gilt lettered. , 188; , xii, 165,  pp. Both half-title leaves present, the former indicating Second Edition, the latter Third Edition. Page edges da rkened; damp stain to lower outer corner of many leaves; some yellowing, light foxing to text; stab holes to inner margins from original binding; in all a VG tight copy. TWO LETTERS is the first (authorized) edition, first impression, second issue ( Todd 66c). It doesn't have the four leaf insert after page 155 (rarely present in the first nine "editions") and the catchword on p. 156 is "foundest". Todd 66b notes that there are 50 possible arrangements of the variants in this book. A THIRD LETT ER is Todd 71c, first edition, third issue.
$195.00 Book Number: 15837 Order / Enquire
BURKE, Edmund (1729-97)
THE BEAUTIES OF BURKE. Choice selections from his works
New York: Leavitt & Allen, 1856.
Small, palm-size book, page height 10.8 cm. Original brown cloth elaborately decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. pp 160, . Some foxing, mainly early and late; bit of rubbing to gilt on rear cover; else a fine copy, no owner names. Burke, the great 18th century Irish-British statesman and orator, supporter of the American Revolution, opponent of the French Revolution, is often credited with being the philosophical founder of modern conservative political thought. Would make a nice little gift for a right-leaning friend.
$35.00 Book Number: 38794 Order / Enquire
CAMPBELL, Thomas (1777-1844)
GERTRUDE OF WYOMING; a Pennsylvanian Tale. And Other Poems
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, for the Author, 1809.
Quarto. pp , 134. Bound in contemporary calf-backed boards. Ex library, with gilt call numbers at bottom of spine, old library label inside front cover, but no other library marks; cracked hinges and joints neatly repaired with paper internally making covers now firmly attached; spine rubbed and a bit chipped at tips; boards rubbed, worn at edges, with old clumsy repairs to outer corners; just good externally, internally very good or better, with light foxing but clean and unworn. This Scottish poet's famous verse on the Wyoming massacre in Pennsylvania in 1778.
$125.00 Book Number: 26793 Order / Enquire
CHAMPLAIN, Samuel de
VOYAGES TO NEW FRANCE...1615 TO 1618: Being an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Savages and a Description of the Country, with a History of the Many Remarkable Things That Happened in the Years 1615 to 1618
[Ottawa]: Oberon Press, 1970.
First of this translation, the uncommon hardcover issue. Tan cloth. (128) pp + 6 plates. Signed by the publisher, Michael Macklem. Fine copy, no owner names. Jacket has soft ripples (not from damp), else fine.
$19.95 Book Number: 25606 Order / Enquire
Paris: Olympia Press, 1962.
Traveller's Companion paperback no. 17. Second Olympia Press edition (the first was Memoirs of Fanny Hill, published in 1956). First published 1749 as Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$14.95 Book Number: 38757 Order / Enquire
COLGATE, William (Horace Walpole, John Milton)
HORACE WALPOLE ON MILTON: a summary of his annotations on the work of Thomas Warton Concerning the poems of John Milton from the London edition of James Dodsley 1785
Toronto: Privately Printed, 1953.
Quarto, green cloth with paper cover label, spine gilt lettered. pp (x), 18, (6). Frontispiece from a drawing of Walpole by Sir Thomas Lawrence. Edge nick to cover label and to top edge of front cover, else fine. Inscribed by the author to the noted Canadian historian "For Edwin C. Guillet with the author's kind regards. 29 October 1954." Laid in is a printed sheets stating that "The annotated copy of Thomas Warton's book of Milton's poems (1785), on which this book is mongraph is based, was originally in the library of Horace Walpole at Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, and bore his bookplate. Later it became part of my collection, to be acquired finally by Dr. Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis, editor of the Yale edition of Walpole's correspondence. W.C. Of this edition 100 copies were printed." There was also a paper issue.
$85.00 Book Number: 38426 Order / Enquire