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'Mr Gregory in Hamlet' Large Playbill
Author: SHAKESPEARE, William Year: 1846
Publisher: W S Johnson Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

50x50 A defiant poster for the journalist-turned-actor Barnard Gregory in the roles of Hamlet, Shylock and Othello which he played at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 1846. Gregory's first West-end run ...

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'Shakespeare's Tragedy of Othello' Poster 1846
Author: SHAKESPEARE, William [Barnard Gregory] Year: 1846
Publisher: W S Johnson Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

50x50 A defiant poster for the journalist-turned-actor Barnard Gregory playing the roles of Hamlet and Shylock which he played at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 1846. Gregory's first West-end run had ...

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'This Evening, Merchant of Venice' Poster 1846
Author: SHAKESPEARE, William [Barnard Gregory] Year: 1846
Publisher: W S Johnson Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

50x50 A defiant poster for the journalist-turned-actor Barnard Gregory in the roles of Hamlet and Shylock which he played at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 1846. Gregory's first West-end run had been ...

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10 Wesleyan Pamphlets, Leeds Imprints: 1768-1785
Author: TAYLOR, Thomas (Wesleyan Minister) Year: 1784
Publisher: James Bowling Dust Jacket: No
Place: Leeds Signed: No

Bound volume of ten pamphlets written by the itinerant Methodist preacher Thomas Taylor, and published by an obscure provincial printer, James Bowling of Leeds. Contemporary sheepskin binding, rebacke...

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A Hand-List of the Birds of the Philippine Islands
Author: Richard C McGregor and Dean C. Worcester Year: 1906
Publisher: Bureau of Printing Dust Jacket: No
Place: Manila Signed: Yes

pp 1-123 A signed copy of this important checklist of Philippine Birds. Dean C Worcester has signed the printed wrapper to the book, 'with the compliments of Dean C Worcester.' Worcester was an Americ...

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A Sentimental Journey [4/550 in Portfolio]
Author: STERNE, Laurence; Maurice Leloir Year: 1885
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons; H Launette Dust Jacket: No
Place: London and Paris Signed: No

pp 210 Number 4 of 550 copies in the deluxe portfolio binding. The book, printed by the Guillaume brothers in Paris, is bound French-style in decorative card wrappers (browned) with a tissue outer wra...

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An Account of a Most Efficacious Medicine
Author: SLOANE, Sir Hans Year: 1745
Publisher: Dan Brown at the Black Swan Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

vi, pp 17 [1] Sir Hans Sloane's only medical publication, in the octavo variant of the imprint, first published in 1745 when he was 85. The pamphlet is bound in recent brown buckram over boards with b...

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An Analysis of the Illustrated Shakspeare
Author: WHITE, William Johnstone, Thomas Wilson [William Shakespeare] Year: 1820
Publisher: William Johnstone White Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[mezzotint frontispiece of Joseph Harris playing Cardinal Wolsey in Henry VIII] [2] [iii]-vi, pp 1-28 [1] 31-67, [10] William Johnstone White's study of the extra illustrated copy of Boydell's Shakesp...

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An Answer to a Pamphlet.. Jewish Religion
Author: ROMAINE, William Year: 1753
Publisher: Reprinted by the Citizens of London Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[8] pp 5-67 [1] William Romaine's contribution to the controversy about Jewish incorporation in Britain as full citizens. A disbound pamphlet with '7' in ink on the title page. Slight toning to title ...

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An Appendix unto the Precedent Almanack [fragment]
Author: WING, Vincent Year: 1661
Publisher: A.M. for the Company of Stationers Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[4] A single opening of the Appendix to the 1661 Olympia Domata Almanac, known in four institutional copies only. Old stab sewing holes, toning to paper stock; title page followed by a chronology and ...

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An Engraving of Shakespeare's Monument
Author: William Shakespeare - Joshua Boydell Year: 1803
Publisher: Joshua Boydell Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

An original full page engraving of Shakespeare's Monument at Stratford Upon Avon taken from the Boydell Dramatic Works of Shakespeare. The image is 17 cm x 21 cm and is a fine impression worthy of Boy...

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Back at Mooin Olmenac, T'West-Ridin' Calendar
Author: SHODDY, Mungo Year: 1877
Publisher: Edgar Barker, Steam Printer, Cleckheaton Dust Jacket: No
Place: Brighouse Signed: No

pp 16 Parodic Yorkshire dialect almanac from 1877, yellow printed wrappers with advertisements, first leaf detached; stab sewn: 'Put together be Mungo shoddy, Esq. B.M.A.' - surely a pseudonym?...

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Dramatis Personae
Author: Robert Browning Year: 1864
Publisher: Smith Elder and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

vi, [3] pp 4-250 [2] The second edition of Browning's Dramatis Personae, published in the same year as the first edition. The book is in its original handsome publisher's blue cloth with black printed...

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England and Her Colonies or Progress in Unity
Author: Robert Fletcher Year: 1857
Publisher: Longman, Green, Longman, Robert, and Green Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

[6] pp 1-200 An inscribed First Edition of this account of England's relationship with the British colonies. Inscribed at the top of the title page is: 'W Millar Esq With the Author's Respects'. The b...

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Essays after the Cartoons of Raphael at Windsor
Author: RUYSSEN, Nicholas Joseph, Anthony Cardon, Raphael Year: 1798
Publisher: Nicholas Ruyssen Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

(709 x 536mm) Elephant folio dedication copy of the first fascicule of two, bound in contemporary red morocco with the cipher of the dedicatee, Queen Charlotte (1744-1818) on the upper and lower cover...

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Euclides Metaphysicus [Kenelm Digby's Copy]
Author: WHITE, Thomas; Kenelm Digby Year: 1658
Publisher: J.M [John Macock] John Martin; James Allestry, Thomas Dicas Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[16] pp 198 [2] Kenelm Digby's copy of his recusant friend and fellow philosopher's commentary on Euclid, bound in full seventeenth century red goatskin, gilt spine and borders, inner dentelles and ed...

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Gertrude Winn [and 5 other Novels]
Author: ROSS, Ellen, Nelsie Brook; William Mcgregor Ross Year: 1863
Publisher: S W Partridge [&] Swan Sonnenschein [7] George Allen and Unwin Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

A collection from two talented generations of the same family comprising six novels by Nelsie Brook, later Mrs Ellen Ross, five of them inscribed to her son the early twentieth century Kenyan colonial...

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Hamlet (1778)
Author: William Shakespeare Year: 1778
Publisher: C Bathurst, W Strahan [etc] Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[3] pp 171-423 [1] Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, extracted from the edition of his works by Dr Johnson and George Steevens which appeared in 1778. The play is bound in eighteenth century marbled boa...

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Historia De Antonio Maria Spelta [Colbert's Copy]
Author: SPELTA, Antonio Maria; Henrico Farnese [Jean-Baptiste Colbert; Etienne Baluze] Year: 1597
Publisher: Girolamo Bartoli Dust Jacket: No
Place: Pavia, Italy Signed: No

pp 40, pp 632 pp [32] index. Jean-Baptiste Colbert's copy with his crest to both boards and his librarian Etienne Baluze's ownership inscription to the title page: 'Bibliotheca Colbertinae' above the ...

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Les Georgiques de Virgile [with] Les Jardins
Author: VIRGIL, Publii Maronis Virgilii, Jacques Delille - Monsieur L'Abbe de Lille Year: 1791
Publisher: Delalain Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris Signed: No

Two volumes in one, translated and written by Jacques Delille. A worn tree calf binding with contemporary bookseller's label on the first blank: 'Du fonds De Librarie de Vernarel, Place du Gresse, A B...

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Nativity of her Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria
Author: SMITH, G T F Year: 1848
Publisher: Rowe and Norman Dust Jacket: No
Place: Cheltenham Signed: No

pp 40 pp 4[advert] Rare astrological 'nativity' for Queen Victoria (COPAC locates Oxford, Manchester, Wellcome for this second edition - BL/ Wellcome only for the first edition). Brown paper wrappers,...

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Nature's Round a Birthday Book with Hundreds...
Author: WEIR, Harrison Year: 1892
Publisher: Frederick Warne and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Beautifully illustrated birthday book, a few entries in ink as intended by the author. Publisher's cloth binding, some staining, decorated end-papers and throughout. ...

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On Thursday Evening, January 10th 1822... Othello
Author: SHAKESPEARE, William Year: 1822
Publisher: Thomas Topping Dust Jacket: No
Place: Hull Signed: No

14x21cm A provincial handbill for the performance by His Majesty's Servants at the Theatre Royal in Hull of Othello. Clipped corners, old folds and soiling. Othello was played by Mr Calvert whose perf...

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Plays from the 1770s/ 1780s
Author: SHAKESPEARE, William, Joseph Addison, Hoadly, Dodsley, E Young, Gay, Moses Mendez, Nicholas Rowe, Centlivre, Harry Carey, Aaron Hill, Duke Buckingham, Ambrose Philips, Charles Coffey Year: 1780
Publisher: J Wenman Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Interesting late eighteenth century sammelband of dramatic works including several plays by William Shakespeare which were published and illustrated by J Wenman of Fleet Street in London. Bound in rec...

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Psyche: a tragedy, acted at the Duke’s Theatre
Author: SHADWELL, Thomas Year: 1675
Publisher: T N[ewcombe] for Henry Herringman Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[12, 72 [lacking pp 67-70]A first edition of the libretto of one of the earliest English operas, first performed at Dorset Garden Theatre in London in February 1675 by the Duke's Company with music by...

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Regulæ Philosophicæ sub Titulis XXII
Author: STAHL, Daniel Year: 1658
Publisher: Roger Daniel Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[16] pp 700 Daniel Stahl's compendium of Aristotelian philosophy attractively bound in contemporary calf with double blind fillet to the boards and horizontal double blind lines to the spine. Bound in...

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Sammelband - Report of Norwich Diocesan Conference
Author: TREVOR George, John Cox, Thomas Atkinson etc [Alec Vidler] Year: 1879
Publisher: Stevenson and co, John Bull, Griffith and Farran, Houlston and Sons, James Pott, Longmans. Dust Jacket: No
Place: Norwich, Malvern, London, New York Signed: No

A collection of ten religious pamphlets with a strongly East Anglian flavour, beginning with the 1880 and 1879 editions of the Report of the Norwich Diocesan Conference bound in blue wrappers and both...

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Sammelband of Twenty four 18th Century Plays
Author: SHAKESPEARE, Hoadly, Dodsley, E Young, Gay, Moses Mendez, N Rowe, Centlivre, Harry Carey, William Shakespeare, Aaron Hill, Duke Buckingham, Ambrose Philips, Charles Coffey Year: 1777
Publisher: J Wenman Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

An interesting late eighteenth century sammelband of dramatic works published and illustrated by J Wenman of Fleet Street in London. Bound in recently rebacked half calf over marbled boards there are ...

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Solitudo sive Vitae Patrum Eremicolarum
Author: SADELER, Jan; Raphael Sadeler; Maarten de Vos; Aegidius Sadeler; Joannes Turpinus; Philippe Thomassin Year: 1606
Publisher: Philippe Thomassin Dust Jacket: No
Place: Rome Signed: No

[1] ff29 Very good series of Flemish copper engraved prints published around 1600 after Maarten de Vos' drawings of hermits. Attractively bound in continental half parchment over marbled boards with a...

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Tally-ho!
Author: WEATHERLY, Frederick E; Harried M Bennett Year: 1893
Publisher: C W Faulkner and Co; Cassell Publishing Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London; New York Signed: No

pp [16] Very fresh example of this finely illustrated example of Weatherly's work. Square format, chromo-lithographic card wrappers, sewn with gilt thread; speckled endpapers and a series of poems ill...

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Tender Precautions or the Romance of Marriage
Author: SERLE, Thomas James Year: 1851
Publisher: Thomas Hailes Lacy Dust Jacket: No
Place: Loncon Signed: Yes

pp 28 Serle's play about marriage inscribed by the author on the title page to his wife 'Cecilia Serle from her affectionate husband T.J.S.' Bound in half red morocco over marble-paper covered boards;...

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The Fall of Carthage: A Poem
Author: SAVILE, William Hale Year: 1882
Publisher: Basil H Blackwell Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: Oxford Signed: No

pp 20 Rare Oxford poem by William Hale Savile of Keble College, Oxford, inscribed on the title page: 'With the writer's kind regards'. Blue printed wrappers, some foxing, bound inside full tan calf, g...

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The General History and State of Europe
Author: VOLTAIRE; François-Marie Arouet [John Ogilvy] Year: 1763
Publisher: Printed by Sands, Donaldson, Murray & Cochran Dust Jacket: No
Place: Edinburgh Signed: No

[3 vols] Edinburgh edition of Voltaire's 'Essai sur les mours' in attractive contemporary speckled calf with provenance to John Ogilvy. Octavo format, each volume numbered in gilt to the spine with a ...

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The Handy-Volume Shakespeare [13 vols]
Author: SHAKESPEARE, William Year: 1872
Publisher: Bradbury and Agnew & Co. Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[13 Vols; 8x12cm) Bradbury and Agnew's 1870s pocket edition of Shakespeare in soft red morocco leather, all edges gilt, a little faded to spines but a very good set. The introduction to Volume I makes...

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The Heckmondwike Herald - an Original Hoarding
Author: William Woolley Year: 1940
Publisher: Heckmondwike Herald Dust Jacket: No
Place: Heckmondwike Signed: No

An original wooden newspaper hoarding with the Heckmondwike Herald poster from Friday May 24th 1940 still present. The hoarding which was handed down by the family which owned the newspaper over sever...

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The Hermit of the Rock
Author: SADLIER Mrs J - Mary Anne Sadleir Year: 1893
Publisher: M H Gill and Son Ltd Dust Jacket: No
Place: Dublin Signed: No

An undated reprint from the early 1890s of Mary Anne Sadleir's popular novel, The Hermit of the Rock, bound in publisher's textured green cloth with a Celtic harp in gilt to the upper cover and gilt l...

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The Lady Spring Catalogue of Fashions, 1914
Author: THE LADY Year: 1914
Publisher: The Lady, Bedford Street, Strand Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[2] pp 64 [2] Extensively illustrated catalogue of women's clothes printed on the eve of the outbreak of war. Colour wrappers separated along fold, loss to tail of front cover; every aspect of women's...

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The Life of General Washington
Author: WASHINGTON, George, [edited by] Rev. C W Upham Year: 1851
Publisher: Office of the National Illustrated Library Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[2 Vols] Beautiful publisher's marbled-cloth binding on this 1851 edition, stamped in blind to boards with gilt to spine showing the American eagle wreathed in stars. Yellow coated endpapers with the ...

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The Log of the Water Lily
Author: Robert Blachford Mansfield Year: 1854
Publisher: Office of the National Illustrated Library Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

The third edition of Robert Blachford Mansfield's The Log of the Water Lily, 'Revised and Enlarged'. It's an account of 'the first English rowing-boat that was taken on an excursion to the Continent',...

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The Method of Teaching and Studying Belles Lettres
Author: ROLLIN, Charles Year: 1769
Publisher: W Strahan, J and F Rivington [etc] Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[3 Vols] Beautifully bound eighteenth century guide to studying the humanities, translated from the French of Charles Rollin. Sixth edition bound in speckled calf with red and black spine labels and g...

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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare
Author: SHAKESPEARE, William Year: 1795
Publisher: Bioren & Madan Dust Jacket: No
Place: Philadelphia Signed: No

[8 Vols] The 'First American Edition' of Shakespeare's works with provenance to its first owner, Nimrod H Moore of Kentucky, who bought the books in New York around 1805. Bound in contemporary sheep...

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The Plays of William Shakespeare
Author: William Shakespeare Year: 1890
Publisher: J S Virtue Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

A very smart example of this four volume edition of Shakespeare's plays from around 1890 in its original green cloth with gilt blocking to the boards and all edges gilt. The bevel-edged boards are alm...

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The Priviledges of the Baronage of England
Author: SELDEN, John Year: 1642
Publisher: T Badger for Matthew Walbanck Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[8] pp 167 [1] (wanting first blank) Selden's 1642 Baronage in an appealing and wholly unsophisticated binding of contemporary sheep with double blind rules to both boards. The book lacks the first bl...

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The Vacuum Automatic Brake
Author: SACRE, Alfred L; James Gresham Year: 1875
Publisher: The Vacuum Brake Co Limited; Gresham and Craven Dust Jacket: No
Place: London and Manchester Signed: No

[2] pp 16 [3 foldout plates] Scarce technical guide to the automatic vacuum brake which became almost universal on British rolling stock for a century from the 1870s onwards. Blue textured cloth over ...

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The Works of M. de Voltaire Translated from French
Author: VOLTAIRE; François-Marie Arouet Year: 1779
Publisher: Fielding and Walker Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[5 Vols] Voltaire's Spirit of Nations in five volumes, 1779-80, bound in splendid contemporary tree calf with faded gilt decoration to the spine compartments, the first four volumes with spine labels,...

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Trial of Pedro de Zulueta on Charge  Slave Trading
Author: ZULUETA, Pedro; W B Gurney Year: 1844
Publisher: C Wood and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Presentation copy inscribed on the first pastedown 'F Branthall [?] from the author' with the bookplate of the lawyer Geoffrey G Briggs below and a bookseller's ticket for 'Wildy and Sons Ltd, Lincoln...

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Tēs Kainēs Diathēkēs apanta: Novi Testamenti L
Author: SCALIGER, Joseph, Isaac Casaubon, Joseph Scaliger, Robert Stephan, Richard Whittaker Year: 1633
Publisher: Apud [B. and A. Elzevir for] Richardum Whittakerum, bibliopolam, M D C XXXIII Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[8] pp 459 [13] Sombre-bound Greek New Testament with attractive and most unusual late seventeenth century cut-work decoration to the goatskin covered boards, all edges black. Octavo format with tripl...

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