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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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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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Exercises at Unveiling the Statue of John Marshall
Author: WAITE, William Henry; Chief Justice Waite Year: 1884
Publisher: Government Printing Office Dust Jacket: No
Place: Washington Signed: No

pp 94 [frontispiece] An account of the unveiling of the statue to the American Founding Father and fourth Chief Justice of the United States, John Marshall. Publisher's dark green cloth with title in ...

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Garden Cities in Theory and Practice
Author: SENNETT, A R Year: 1905
Publisher: Bemrose and Sons Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

[2 Vols] Near fine first editions in very good plus 1905 dustjackets - most uncommon thus. Fine olive green cloth bindings with black lettering, offsetting from jackets to endpapers, label of 'Louis d...

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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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Indicator Map of London and Visitor's Guide
Author: SMITH, C Year: 1875
Publisher: C Smith Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

50cmx75cm. Linen-backed folding London street map from 1875, hand-coloured and 'with the most recent improvements' and tramways. Folding tape measure which allows exact distances on foot between locat...

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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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Merchant of Venice [Poster]
Author: SHAKESPEARE, William; Charles Dillon Year: 1868
Publisher: T Fordyce Dust Jacket: No
Place: Newcastle upon Tyne Signed: No

740x250mm Large format poster for the 'Last Night of the Celebrated Tragedian Mr Charles Dillon...' on Saturday October 17th, 1868, at The Tyne Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne in the role of Shylock. L...

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My Polly Ann Sung by Dave Read of Bryants Minstrel
Author: READ, Dave - Reed Year: 1870
Publisher: H De Marsan Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York Signed: No

(15x23cm) Broadside verse in three stanzas and a chorus, first line: 'At the fancy ball, the other night...' The lyrics are attributed to Dave Reed of Bryant's blackface minstrels. Below title printed...

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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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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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Poems
Poems £125
Author: ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel Year: 1870
Publisher: F S Ellis Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[2] adverts xii, pp 284, [4] adverts. Fine example of Victorian binding on this 'Third Edition' published in 1870, the same year as the first. Bound in dark green linen with a trellis covered in flowe...

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Posthumous Works of Mr John Ward [moveable cuts]
Author: WARD, John; George Gordon Year: 1765
Publisher: L Hawes; W Clarke; R Collins Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

viii, pp 493 [3]. 'Mathematician's Guide' with a fine fold-out plate of 13 'moveable cuts' or volvelles. Recently deaccessioned from the library of Ampleforth Abbey and bound in speckled calf, crackin...

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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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Relacion de Servicios.. Capitan.. Nueva Andaluci
Author: SANDOVAL, Sancho Fernández de Angulo; Francisco Martinez de Grimaldo Year: 1682
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: Madrid, Spain Signed: No

[1] pp 4 [1] Late seventeenth century 'Relacion de Servicios' of the colonial official Sancho Fernández de Angulo y Sandoval, governor of the province of Nueva Andalucia in present-day Venezuela, and...

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Reports Correspondence and Original Papers [signed
Author: SMITH, John Thomas [engineer] A Cotton; George Rennie; C E Faber; E Buckle; T T Pears - Walter Elliot of Wolfelee Year: 1839
Publisher: R W Thorpe at the Vepery Mission Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: Madras, India Signed: No

pp 152; 15 lithographed plates. Presentation volume of Madras engineering papers, published in India and inscribed by their editor and majority author, John Thomas Smith, in the year of publication to...

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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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St Patrick's Day [printed on green paper]
Author: SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley Year: 1800
Publisher: Patrick Byrne; W Simpkin and Marshall Dust Jacket: No
Place: Dublin; London Signed: No

St Patrick's day, printed in Dublin on green tinted paper, with four other Sheridan plays bound in modern half red calf over marbled boards. School for Scandal and St Patrick's Day are uncommon Dublin...

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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 Brighton Ambulator containing Historical &c.
Author: WRIGHT, Charles; R Alford Year: 1818
Publisher: Sherwood, Neely and Jones Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

xii, pp 180. Illustrated Regency period guide to Brighton from the town's first flourishing under the patronage of the future George IV. Original blue paper covered boards, worn and chipped with tan-c...

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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 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 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 Royal Catalogue of Livery Garments
Author: TAILOR & CUTTER Year: 1910
Publisher: The Tailor & Cutter ltd Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Good in tanned card wrappers, small chip to head of spine. Internally the pages are fresh, central leaf detached, with 16 black and white fashion plates showing liveries for footmen, chaufferes, munic...

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The Theory & Practice of Creole Grammar
Author: THOMAS, J, J Year: 1938
Publisher: The Chronicle Publishing Office [actually] Southern Book Mart Dust Jacket: No
Place: Port of Spain [actually New Oreans Signed: No

viii, pp 134. Scarce New Orleans reprint of Thomas' rare 1869 first edition of this study of what it describes as 'Creole "Patois" or "gombo French"' misleadingly dated 1869 on the...

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The Tragedy of Macbeth. By Mr. William Shakespear
Author: SHAKESPEARE, William Year: 1734
Publisher: Jacob Tonson Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[frontispiece] pp72. Jacob Tonson's 1734 edition of the Scottish play with two terminal leaves of music 'set by Mr Leveridge' containing the words only. This standalone edition is bound here with the ...

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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

Five beautifully bound volumes in contemporary tree calf with faded gilt decoration to the spine compartments, the first four volumes with spine labels, one lacking, yellow edges to text block, portra...

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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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