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.
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.
A Select Collection of Novels In Six Volumes (Volume 1 only) Zayde, The Marriage of Belfegor, The Jealous Extremaduran
London, J.Watts etc., 1722
Volume 1 only. 12mo, (16.5 x 9.5cm). Frontispiece + 20 unnumbered pages + lii + 333 pages. Two leaves of the unnumbered pages (Dedication and Preface) bound out of sequence, but the text complete.
The title page printed in red and black. A second title page with the date 1720. In addition to the titles listed above the first fifty two pages contain M. Huet’s…Letter Upon the Origin of Romance.
Observations On Poetry , Especially the Epic: Occasioned by the Late Poem Upon Leonidas
London, H. Woodfall for J. Brotherton etc., 1738
Small 8vo. (16 x 9.5 cm), xii + errata leaf + 167 pages. Bound with the half title page present. Generally a very clean copy, although a water stain runs down the page from page 142 onwards, on the text but never obscuring it, faint apart from the last four pages, where it is more noticeable.