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This site contains a selection from my extensive stock of rare and antiquarian books. Specialisms include English literature, Bibles, and religious books.

 

The Mythology and Fables of the Ancients Volume 2, printed 1740

Mythology of the ancients, volume 2

Banier, Abbe

The Mythology and Fables of the Ancients, Explain’d From History. Vol. II

London, A. Miller, 1740
  8vo. (20x12cm), [8] + 619 pages. Volume 2 only.

Price: £85.00
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Henry James - The Standard Bibliography

Bibliography of Henry James, Third Edition, for sale

Leon Edel and Dan H. Laurence

A Bibliography of Henry James Third Edition

The Soho Bibliographies published by The Clarendon Press
  8vo. 428 pages.  Internally clean and crisp.  The top edge marked when the book closed.
 In the publisher’s cloth, very good.  The dust jacket clean, with a little wear and creasing around the edges.
 

 

Price: £16.00
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English Dictionary, printed 1750, by Thomas Dyche and William Pardon

Dyche, English Dictionary, 1750

Dyche and Pardon

A New General Dictionary of the English Language…The Sixth Edition

Published in 1750 by Richard Ware in London.

Eighteenth Century dictionaries are surprisingly scarce.  A fascinating book to dip into:- the definitions and obsolete words give a wonderful taste of the Eighteenth Century.

Price: £95.00
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Survey of London Vol. 20 Trafalgar Sq. and Neighbourhood, 100+ illustrations

Survey of London Volume 20
Original Wrappers

Gator, Sir George and F.R. Hiorns

Survey of London Vol. XX Trafalgar Square and Neighbourhood (Parish of St. Martins-In-The-Fields, Part III)

  A scarce volume from this iconic study of London that surveys the very heart of this wonderful city.  With over a hundred pages of illustrations and three beautiful colour prints it will delight anyone who loves the history of our capital.
  Published by London County Council in 1940.
  Number 679 of an edition of 700 copies, as noted on the last of the text pages.    
  30x23cm.  Xxii + 147 pages text + 110 pages illustrations + 3 colour illustrations.

Price: £60.00
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The Lives of the most Famous English Poets, 1687

bookplate 4th Earl of Orrery

Winstanley, William

The Lives of the most Famous English Poets, or the Honour of Parnassus…

London Samuel Manship, 1687
  Small 8vo. (16.5x10cm), 10 unnumbered pages + 221 pages text.
  Lacking the title-page and the portrait.
  The pages generally clean and always readable, with some light browning to the surface and a few spots and marks.  A tendency for the type to show through the paper from the opposite side on a few pages.  A light ink-stain on the fore-edge of the book, which spreads onto the blank margin of a few pages.  

Price: £250.00
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Bookplate of A.J. A. Symons, author and bon-viveur

Bookplate of A.J.A. Symons

Saltus, Edgar

Historia Amoris

Published in New York by Mitchell Kennerley in 1906
  8vo. 278 pages.
  The bookplate in good condition but the book worn: a number of marks to the pages and the stitching week in places.  The front endpaper split along the front hinge, although the cover not detached.  The edges of the pages rather grubby when the book is closed.  The red cloth binding rubbed and worn, particularly on the spine.

 

Price: £30.00
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Dictionary Of Husbandry, Gardening... And All Sorts Of Country Affairs Volume 1. Scarce

Dictionary Of Husbandry, Gardening etc. 1765

Dictionarium Rusticum, Urbanicum et Botanicum: Or, A Dictionary Of Husbandry, Gardening, Trade, Commerce, And All Sorts Of Country Affairs…Volume 1

London, L. Hawes etc., 1765
  Volume 1 only.  8vo. (20.5x13cm), pages unnumbered but approximately 450 pages.
  Reasonably light browning and creasing, but the text always easily readable.  A number of small illustrations within the text and two inserted engravings, one folding.  The folding illustration a little creased and torn.

Price: £175.00
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Catalogue of Antiquarian Bibles

Catalogue Antiquarian Bibles

The Oscotian Catalogue of the Old Library Part II: The Bible Collections

New Oscott, St. Marry’s Seminary, 1971
  1st edition.  Paperback, in the original wrappers (24x18cm), xxii + 208 pages.
  Internally crisp and clean.  The wrappers solid, but with some light wear and marking, including a small piece missing at the top of the spine.
  An interesting catalogue of Bibles and related books, from an important Roman Catholic library with useful annotations to the entries.
 

 

Price: £17.50
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Miracles and Visions of St. Columba …Written By St. Adaman. Latin Text, with a translation.

Adamani Vita S. Columbae, 1895

St. Adaman, Fowler, J.T. (editor)

Adamani Vita S. Columbae…With An Introduction On Early Irish Church History, Notes and a Glossary.

Oxford At The Clarendon Press, 1894
Bound with;-
Prophecies, Miracles and Visions of St. Columba …Written By St. Adaman…A New Translation
London, Henry Frowde, 1895
  8vo.  (20x13cm).  First work: xciv + 201 pages + folding table.  Second work: 140 pages.  

Price: £75.00
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Thomas Grey, Pickering edition original boards.

Grey, Works, Printed Pickering

Grey, Thomas

The Works of Thomas Grey (5 volumes)

London, William Pickering. 1835-43
  5 volumes, in the original cloth with the original paper labels.
  Small 8vo. (17x10.5cm).
  All volumes with the half title page present.  The pages generally very clean and crisp, a few pages with very light browning and the occasional brown spot or light creasing.  A few pages a few millimetres short at one margin and a few pages somewhat rough on an edge where they have been separated.  The top edges of the books dusty, which occasionally creeps onto the top of the page slightly.  Most endpapers with some browning.

Price: £75.00
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