42. CUMBERLAND, RICHARD. MUDFORD, WILLIAM.: A Critical Examination of The Writings of Richard Cumberland, With an Occasional Literary Inquiry Into the Age In Which He Lived, and the Contemporaries With Whom He Flourished. Also, Memoirs of His Life and An Appendix ... London: Printed by Charles Squire For Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1812. 2 volumes 8vo, pp vvvi, [1], 622, 68,[1, adverts], engraved portrait frontispiece, one gathering foxed, well bound in contemporary half calf, spines gilt with raised bands and double maroon/green labels, minor foxing, a n attractive set,

NEW EDITION, but first edition thus; Cumberland's highly interesting memoirs were published in 1807, four years before his death, but Mudford's reassessment from one year after the dramatist's death put a fresh gloss upon his life. £85.00

43. ATHEISM. SKINNER WILLIAM.: The God of the Jews: or Jehova Unveiled: being the chracter of Jewish Deity Delineated...to which is prefixed, a Letter to the Bishop of Llandaff. London, R Carlile, 1819. 8vo, pp 99, [1], uncut in modern boards, FIRST EDITION, a tract in defense of Paine's atheistic principle by 'A Tradesman' i.e. William Skinner. £20.00

44. BAYLEY, WILLIAM D'OYLEY.: A Biographical, Historical, Genealogical, and Heraldic account of the house of D'Oyly by William D'Oyly Bayley. London : John Bowyer Nichols and Son 1845 8vo, pp 87, errata sheets, uncut in original printed wrappers, a very good copy, FIRST EDITION; the first part only 'containing the history of the whole of the 'Bend-Bearing' D'Oyles. £15.00

45. CAVENDISH, GEORGE.: The life of Cardinal Wolsey...from the original autograph manuscript : with notes and other illustrations by Samuel Weller Singer. London, Harding and Lepard, 1827. 8vo, pp xxix, [3], 542, [2, adverts], portrait frontispiece, facsimile manuscript plate, 7 plates, mainly portraits, well bound in contemporary diced calf, spine richly gilt with flat raised bands, lightly cracked to upper joint, ut a fine clean copy,

SECOND EDITION, from the original edition of 1641 with much additional material edited by Singer, including Hunter's study of the authorship, indicating it was by Wolsey's friend and Gentleman Usher, thus an invaluable primary source on this most important period of English Reformation history. The Spains Hall copy, with an inserted manuscript copy of Thomas Ruggles' Archaeologia article 'Notices of the Manor of Cavendish...' [1792]. £75.00

46. CHALMERS, GEORGE.: The Poetical Remains of some of the Scotish Kings. Now first collected by George Chalmers. London, John Murray, 1824. 8vo, pp vii, [1], 208, engraved frontispiece, folding plate, bound in slightly later half blue calf, spine gilt ruled with raised bands, rubbed but very sound, light foxing, a good copy,


47. COLLIER, J PAYNE.: Shakespeare's Library: a collection of the Romance, Novels, Poems and Histories used by Shakespeare as the foundation of his dramas. Now first collected...with introductory notices... London, Thomas Rodd, [1843]. 2 volumes, irregular pagination and with directions to binder at the end, well bound in contemporary half green morocco, spines gilt, lightly rubbed but a very good sound clean set,

FIRST EDITION, a vitally important editing and reprint of Elizabethan texts by John Payne Collier, later issued in six separate volumes. An attractive Eton prize copy. £75.00

48. COLLINS, WILLIAM.: The Poetical Works. London, William Pickering, 1853. Small 8vo, pp lxxiii, [3], 150, portrait frontispiece, pleasantly bound in contemporary half green morocco, spine richly gilt with raised bands, slightly faded else fine, a very pleasantly printed and bound edition. £25.00

49. CORP, HARRIET.: Coelebs deceived. : By the author of 'An antidote to the miseries of human life' .. London : printed for the author: and sold by Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1817. 2 volumes, 8vo, pp .xi,[1],189,[1];[2],185,[3], uncut in original drab boards, lacking the upper board and half title of volume one, else a sound clean set,

FIRST BOOK FORM EDITION, originally serialized in the Christian Miscellany. The author has been described as 'writer of religious and didactic fiction... with striking talent and intelligence, as well as a strong interest in the spiritual and material condition of the poor.' £75.00

50. CRIMEAN WAR. MAUDE, GEORGE ASHLEY.: Letters from Turkey and the Crimea. [London?] : Printed for private circulation 1896 Small square 8vo, pp 77, [1], original cloth, gilt, rubbed, upper board marked else a good copy, FIRST EDITION, a rare private production, letters of Captain Maude from the initial landings in Turkey in 1853, here published by his daughter who has ?signed the endpaper. The letters continue till Balaklava, when Maude was injured and sent home. £35.00

51. CROSS, JOSEPH [TRANSLATOR].: A Daughter of the Gods. Ballads from the first, second, and third Books of the Iliad by Joseph Cross. Etchings by Tristram Ellis. London : Leadenhall Press [1891] Square 12mo, pp viii, 78, [2], 3 sepia etchings by Tristram Ellis, uncut in full vellum pictorial gilt, endpapers foxed, a very good copy,

FIRST EDITION, presentation copy to F Rawcliffe with the author's manuscript correction to text. A rare Leadenhall private production; £35.00

52. DRAMA. MATURIN, CHARLES ROBERT.: Bertrand: or the Castle of Aldobrand; A Tragedy, in Five Acts. London, John Murray, 1816. 8vo, pp [8], 83, [5, adverts], half title, disbound, light spotting else good, FIRST EDITION, a great dramatic success for Byron's friend Maturin, called 'dull and loathsome' by Coleridge, but judged a Gothic fantasy by later commentators. £45.00

53. DRAMA. MILMAN, H.H.: Fazio, a Tragedy. London, John Murray, 1818, 8vo, pp [8], 67, [5, adverts], disbound, lightly foxed else good, FIFTH EDITION. £10.00

54. DRAMA. NICHOLSON, JOHN.: Right and Wrong. A Comedy in Five Acts...at the Theatre Royal, Lyceum. London, Lackington, Allen, 1812. 8vo, pp [8], 79, [1], disbound, a good copy, FIRST EDITION. £15.00

55. DRAMA. TOBIN, JOHN.: The Faro table, or, The guardians : a comedy. Now performing at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane London, John Murray, 1816. 8vo, pp [8], 54, [2], [4. adverts], half title, disbound, lightly foxed else good, FIRST EDITION, written 20 years earlier, now a curious satire of 18th Century manners. £20.00

56. EVESHAM PRINTING. PEARSALL, RICHARD.: Contemplations on the Ocean, Harvest, Sickness, and the Last Judgment, in a Series of Letters to a friend. Evesham, Printed by and for John Agg, 1804. Small 8vo, pp viii, [1], 224, engraved vignette frontispiece and 1 plate, engraved by Suffield after Osborne, and printed by Agg, neatly bound in contemporary diced paneled calf, spine gilt, upper joint cracked, slightly rubbed and with endpaper tear repaired, but a very good sound copy,

FIRST EDITION THUS, a popular devotional work of the 18th Century, presented here with new preface by the editor [?John Agg]; to judge from this production Agg was an exceptionally neat printer; this copy bears the red lather book label of Mary Agg, perhaps the printer's daughter. £45.00

57. FANE, J.C. [AND EDWARD LYTTON].: Tannhauser: or the Battle of the Bards. A Poem by Neville Temple and Edward Trevor. London, Chapman and Hall, 1861. Small 8vo, pp 117, [3], finely bound in contemporary full green calf, spines with triple fillet borders, spine richly gilt with raised bands and red label, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, a fine copy throughout,

SECOND EDITION; a Fane- Lytton collaboration issued pseudonymously. £30.00

58. FOLK-SONG. Helene Vacaresto Translated by Carmen Sylva and Alma Strettell: The Bard of the Dimbovitza. Roumanian Folk-Songs Second Series Collected from the Peasants. Translated by Carmen Sylva and Alma Strettell. London, Osgood, McIlvaine, [1894]. Square 8vo, pp viii, 130, uncut in original cream linen cloth, gilt art nouveau design by Charles Ricketts to spine upper board, spine browned, boards foxed at edges, else a good sound copy,

FIRST EDITION; this second series follows on three years after the first, and together made a poplar collection of Rumanian folk songs for musical settings. The cream linen was prone to discoloration and later issues of the pair were in plainer green cloth. £25.00

59. LATOUR, JEAN.: Hillsborough Castle : a divertimento, for the piano forte, with an accompaniment for a flute ad libitum London, Rt Birchall, circa 1810. Folio, pp 13, [1], engraved music, disbound, a very good copy, £15.00

60. LAW. DICKINSON [RASTALL], WILLIAM.: A Practical Guide to the Quarter and other Sessions of the Peace, adapted to the use of young magistrates ... London, Reed and Hunter, 1815. 8vo, p xii, 463, bound without half title in contemporary plain polished calf, lacking label, light crack to upper joint, light occasional foxing but a very good sound copy, FIRST EDITION; this would become a standard guide. £65.00

61. LEADENHALL PRESS. FONSECA, JOSE DE.: English as She is Spoke: or A Jest in Sober Earnest. With an Introduction by James Millington. London, Leadenhalle Press, [1883]. Square 12mo, pp xv, [1], 60, [6], adverts, uncut in original vellum paper wrappers, a fine clean copy,

SECOND EDITION; a classic of humour, based on a quite outrageous Portuguese phrase book by Fonseca. It went through many editions but is scarce in such nice state as this. £30.00

62. LEADENHALL PRESS. WILLIAMS, FREDERIC CONDE.: Journalistic Jumbles or Trippings in Type. Being Notes on some Newspaper Blunders, their origin and Nature. London, Field & Tuer, [1885]. Oblong 12mo, pp 80, [16, adverts], woodcut head and tailpieces, bound in original paper backed printed boards, uncut, minor soiling to the boards else an unusually fine clean example,

FIRST EDITION, a typically quirky Leadenhall Press production. £30.00

63. LITERARY ANNUAL.: The Aurora Borealis. A Literary Annual Edited by Members of the Society of Friends. Newcastle-upon Tyne, Charles Empson, 1833. Small 8vo, pp xiv, [2], 174, [2], bound in original silked green cloth, all edges gilt, a fine clean copy,

FIRST EDITION, despite its Quaker origins a purely literary anthology, the sole issue and interesting in its poetical contributors. Issued with and without plates, this one without, but with charming ladies bookplate of Letitia Sadleir. £15.00

64. MABINOGION.: Y Mabinogion Cymreig : sef chwedlau rhamantus yr hen Gymry yn yr hen Gymraeg a'r Gymraeg bresenol.. Liverpool, Isaac Foulkes, 1880 [i.e. 1881]. 2 volumes, 4to, pp viii, 204, [2]: [3], 9-185, [i.e. prelims are misbound into the first part], title pages in red and black, folding plate of manuscript facsimile, contemporary binders' cloth, minor foxing, a fine set,

FIRST EDITION, comprising the original text in the first part, and a modern Welsh translation, presumably by Foulkes himself, in the second. The publication was a landmark event in Welsh studies making this vital mediaeval romance, and folklore text accessibly in original form for a first time. £75.00

65. MINOR POETRY. SOMERVILLE, GEORGE GERALD.: The Retreat from Moscow and other Poems. London, Ideal Publishing, [1899]. Small 8vo, pp [6], 68, [2], uncu in original printed paper vellum over stiff wrappers, a veyr good copy, FIRST EDITION; interetsing example of later Victorian pacifist poetry. including 'The last Cry of Armenia' [1896]. £20.00

66. MUSIC. LYON, SAMUEL THOMAS.: A Second Set of Preludes for the Piano Forte composed by Saml Tho Lyon. Op 12. London, Lyon 'circular and square Piano Forte Maker', [c 1807]. Folio, pp [2], 7, [1], disbound, lightly foxed and stained. FIRST EDITION; a rare set of studies written by a piano manufacturer, sometime partner of Broadwood, exploiting the capabilities of his new instrument. £20.00

67. MUSIC. BEETHOVEN, L VAN.: See the conquering Hero comes. Arranged with variations for the piano forte with a flute or violoncello obligato accompaniment ... No 1. London, C Wheatstone, circa 1820. Folio, pp 9, engraved throughout, disbound, title page a bit worn else very good, FIRST OR EARLY LONDON EDITION. £25.00

68. MUSIC. BEETHOVEN , LUDWIG VAN.: A Favorite Duett, for two Performers on the Piano Forte...Op 6... London, L Lavenu, 26 New Bond Styreet, circa 1810. Folio, pp 15, engraved music, disbound, a very good copy, FIRST OR EARLY LONDON EDITION; this untraced printing of Beethoven's early 4 hand teaching sonata of 1796/7 [pub Artaria] dates from pre 1811, when Lavenu moved from 26 to 28 New Bond Street. £45.00

69. MUSIC. HANDEL, G.F.: The Sublime Oratorio of the Messiah... for the voice & piano forte, with the choruses in score. London, G Walker [1813]. Folio, pp 138, engraved vocal score, bound in contemporary quarter calf, rubbed but sound, name cut from title page upper margin, but a clean copy,

FIRST EDITION THUS, of this vocal score arrangement. £35.00

70. MUSIC. HAYDN, JOSEPH.: A New Grand Sonata for the Piano Forte ... Op. 78. London, Clementi and co, circa 1802. Folio, pp [2], 20, [2, blank], page 13 blank [and so designated], engraved throughout, disbound from a collection, very good state,

EARLY LONDON EDITION. The E flat is the most famous of all Haydn piano sonatas, and an early masterpiece in the genre. Despite being composed in London and dedicated to 'Mrs Bartolozzi' it was first published in 1796 by Artaria in Vienna and shortly afte in this edition by Longman Clementi. The designation 'Clementi and co' of 26 Cheapside on the title of this copy indicates a later issue from about 1802, but nevertheless an important and collectable early English printing of H. XVI, 52, £75.00

71. MUSIC. MOZART, W.A.: Selection of Favorite Airs &c from Mozarts celebrated Opera 'Il Don Giovanni'. Arranged for Two Performers on the Piano Forte and Inscribed to the Right Honble. The Countess of March . Book [1-3]. Published by London: Goulding, D'Almaine, Potter & Co [c.1815] 3 books in one, Folio. 13, 15, 15, engraved music, decorative title pages, disbound. The first three of a long series of Mozart arrangements for piano by Joeph Mazzinghi. £20.00

72. MUSIC. STEIBELT, DANIEL.: Three Sonatas for the Piano forte, with an accompaniment for a violin ad. libitum; op. 37 / composed & dedicated to Miss Maria Read by D. Steibelt. London : Printed by Goulding, D'Almaine, Poetter, circa 1815. Folio, pp 31, [1], decorative title page with floral surround, engraved music, a very good copy,

EARLY EDITION, first published slightly earlier with slightly different imprint. Without the violin part 'ad lib' as usual. £45.00

73. NOVEL. LEE JENNER, KITTY.: A Western Wildflower. By katherine Lee. London, Richard Bentley, 1882. 3 volumes, 8vo, bound without half titles [if required] in contemporary half black roan calf, spines gilt ruled, slightly rubbed, occasional soiling and spotting to text commensurate with use, clean repairable tear in one leaf without loss, but generally a very sound tight set, FIRST EDITION; a scarce three-decker by the interesting female novelist Kitty Lee Jenne [ nee Rawlings, 1853-1936] , wife of the Celtic scholar and Cornish specialist Henry Jenner. Although the novel opens in San Francisco, in the second chapter the main character moves to a village in Kent called Charrington, presumably based upon some real location. £75.00

74. SCOTT, SIR WALTER.: Ballads and Lyrical Pieces. Edinburgh, James Ballantyne, 1812. 8vo, pp [8], 182, uncut in contemporary calf backed boards, chipped at ends, of spine joints cracked, but a good clean unsophisticated copy, FOURTH EDITION, a slightly enlarged version of the collection first published in 1806. £20.00

75. SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM.: The Sonnets of William Shakespeare. [London : Published for the Medici Society Ld. by Philip Lee Warner at VII Grafton St., London, W. MCCCCXIII [1913]] Large 8vo, pp [4], 78, [4], uncut in original had vellum, gilt lettered, vellum evenly yellowed but a very good copy,

FIRST EDITION THUS, limited to 1000 copies on handmade paper. £35.00

76. TAYLOR, BAYARD.: Diversions of the Echo Club : A companion to the "Autocrat of the Breakfast table". London, J C Hotten, [1872]. Small square 12mo, pp 192, portrait frontispiece, neat contemporary full calf, spine gilt ruled with raised bands and red label, slightly rubbed, light foxing, a good copy,

FIRST LONDON EDITION; a series of literary parodies. £20.00

77. TAYLOR, ISAAC.: History of the Ttransmission of Ancient Books to Modern Times, or, A concise account of the means by which the genuineness and authenticity of ancient historical works are ascertained. London, B J Holdsworth, 1827. 8vo, pp vi, 256, [2, adverts], uncut in original cloth with paper label, small chip at head else a good sound clean copy, FIRST EDITION, a highly influential work in which Taylor examines textual authenticity as a basis for history, this especially relevant to the Classics and the Bible. The work was reprinted several times in modified form. £25.00

78. TWAIN, MARK [SAMUEL CLEMENS].: A Tramp Abroad. London, Chatto & Windus, 1880. 8vo, pp xxiii, [3], 564, [32, adverts, dated Oct 1880], 314 illustrations including frontispiece, original pictorial red cloth, gilt, slightly rubbed but a clean tight copy, FIRST SINGLE VOLUME LONDON EDITION, preceded by the rare 2 volume edition of a few months earlier. £35.00

79. TWAIN, MARK.: Roughing It and the Innocents at Home. London, Routledge, 1882. 8vo, pp xvi, 495, [1], frontispiece and illustrations by F A Fraser, original red pictorial cloth, blocked in gilt and black, a little faded to spine and worn at spine ends and joints, one corner slightly bumped, pencil name on title verso, still a good copy, FIRST EDITION THUS, though the separate parts had earlier publications [in 1872], this is one of the scarcer volumes in Routledge's uniform series. £25.00

80. WAUGH, EVELYN.: Labels. A Mediterranean Journal. London, Duckworth, 1930. 8vo, pp 206, frontispiece and 6 plates and maps, original cloth, slightly faded to spine, front free endpaper removed, else a very good copy, FIRST EDITION, a scarce early Waugh travel title. £25.00

81. WITCHCRAFT. SCOTT, SIR WALTER.: Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft, addressed to J G Lockhart. London, John Murray, 1830. 12mo, pp ix, 402, uncut, engraved frontispiece, original printed linen, spine detached and somewhat crudely stuck back on, a copy for recasing FIRST EDITION; a very popular title in Murray's Family Library series. £25.00

82. YEATS, W.B.: Last Poems & Plays. London, Macmillan and co, 1940. 8vo, pp vii, [1[m 126, original green cloth decorated in gilt and blind, a very good copy without dust-wrapper, FIRST EDITION. £15.00