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Henry IV's embassy to the Countess of Flanders.- Henry IV.- Safe conduct issued by John Croft, …

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Henry IV's embassy to Margaret Duchess of Burgundy.- Henry IV (King of England and Lord of Ireland, and Duke of Aquitaine, 1367-1413).- Safe-condu...

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Isabella I (Queen of Castile) Order to her chamberlain Sancho de Peredes to give a quantity of …

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Isabella I (as Queen of Castile, married Ferdinand II of Aragon, 1451-1504) Order to her chamberlain Sancho de Peredes to give a quantity of silve...

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Tudor Will.- Last Will and Testament of Robert Atwell, of Prestbury, near Cheltenham, …

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Tudor Will.- Last Will and Testament of Robertt Atwell of Prestbury, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, manuscript in Tudor English, on paper, 25 l...

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Chaloner (Thomas) Autograph inscription signed, "Sum Thomae Chaloneri 1557", on the title-page of …

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Chaloner (Sir Thomas, the elder, diplomat and writer, 1521-65) Autograph inscription signed, "Sum Thomae Chaloneri 1557", on the title-page of Wo...

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South Sea Company.- Note of hand signed Rich: Sarum directing the South Sea Company to "Pay the …

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South Sea Company.- Note of hand signed Rich: Sarum directing the South Sea Company to "Pay the Bearer Mr Daniel Gell my share of the Midsummer Di...

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Ship building.- Fairfax (Brian, the younger, antiquary and scholar, Commissioner of Customs, …

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Fairfax (Brian, the younger, antiquary and scholar, Commissioner of Customs, 1676-1749) A Theoretick Treatise of Ship-Building Translated from the...

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Cookery.- [Collection of recipes], manuscript in several hands, [c. 1750].

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Cookery.- [Collection of Recipes], manuscript in several hands, 42pp., extensively browned, 1f. loose, edges chipped slightly affecting some words...

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Hastings (Warren (Governor-General of Bengal) Autograph Letter signed to Colonel Edmonson, 1790, …

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Hastings (Warren, Governor-General of Bengal, 1732-1818) Autograph Letter signed to Colonel Edmonson, 3pp., sm. 4to, Fort William, [Calcutta], 17t...

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War of 1812.- Commission appointing James Ross Commander of the sloop Dart of Saint John, New …

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War of 1812.- Commission appointing James Ross Commander of the sloop Dart of Saint John, New Brunswick, with autograph note signed by Ross announ...

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Hugo (Victor) Autograph Letter signed to Odilon Barrot, 1843, sending condolences on the death of …

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Hugo (Victor, French poet, novelist, and dramatist, 1802-85) Autograph Letter signed to Odilon Barrot, 1p. with conjugate blank, 8vo, Paris, 14th ...

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Hugo (Victor) Autograph Note signed, 1850.

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Hugo (Victor, French poet, novelist, and dramatist, 1802-85) Autograph Note initialled "V.H." addressed to "Madam", 1p., 125 x 100mm., n.p., 19th ...

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19th century photographs.- Baker (of Birmingham) Collection of photographs, 30 albumen prints, …

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19th century photographs.- Baker, of Birmingham. Collection of photographs, 30 albumen prints, including: Anne Hathaway's Cottage Stratford-upon-A...

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Bible, English.- New Testament of Jesus Christ (The), translated faithfully into English, first …

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Bible, English. - New Testament of Jesus Christ (The), translated faithfully into English [by Geoffrey Martin], collation: a-c4, d2, A-5D4, 5E2, t...

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Terentius Afer (Publius) Comediae sex, Robert Robinson, 1597.

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Terentius Afer (Publius) Comediae sex, title with woodcut ornamental head-piece and device, another device on colophon leaf at end, with the two f...

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[Loiseau de Tourval (Jean)] The French Herald summoning all True Christian Princes to a generall …

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[Loiseau de Tourval (Jean)] The French Herald summoning all True Christian Princes to a generall Croisade, for a Holy Warr against the great Enemy...

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Sanderson (Robert) Logicae artis compendium, second edition, Oxford, John Lichfield & James Short, …

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Sanderson (Robert) Logicae artis compendium, second edition, title with woodcut device, with penultimate errata leaf and final blank, signature of...

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Stockwood (John) Disputatiuncularum grammaticalium libellus, fourth edition, contemporary calf, …

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Stockwood (John) Disputatiuncularum grammaticalium libellus, fourth edition, woodcut head-pieces, initials and fine full-page illustration of pick...

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Linguistics.- Gil (Alexander) Logonomia Anglica, second edition, contemporary panelled calf, John …

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Linguistics.- Gil (Alexander) Logonomia Anglica, second edition, woodcut of Royal arms on title, woodcut head-pieces and initials, title soiled an...

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Bacon (Sir Francis) The Essaies, I. D[awson]. for Elizabeth Iaggard, , 1624 bound with Apologie, …

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Bacon (Sir Francis) The Essaies, title within woodcut typographical border, woodcut head-pieces and decorative initials, lacking initial blank but...

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Burton (Robert, "Democritus Junior".) The Anatomy of Melancholy, fourth edition, engraved …

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[Burton (Robert)], "Democritus Junior". The Anatomy of Melancholy, fourth edition, with initial 'Argument of the Frontispiece' leaf, engraved titl...

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Alabaster (William) Roxana tragaedia, engraved title, errata leaf, contemporary calf, William …

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Alabaster (William) Roxana tragaedia, additional engraved title, woodcut device on title, head-pieces and initial, with final errata leaf, browned...

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Sandys (Sir Edwin) Europae speculum..., with medical recipes relating to the plague of 1636 …

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[Sandys (Sir Edwin)] Europae speculum. Or, a View or Survey of the State of Religion in the Westerne parts of the World, woodcut ornament on title...

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Lucian, of Samosata. Certaine Select Dialogues...together with his True Historie, Oxford, by …

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Lucian, of Samosata. Certaine Select Dialogues...together with his True Historie, translated by Francis Hickes, first edition in English, woodcut ...

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Maritime Law.- Selden (John) Mare clausum seu de dominio maris libri duo, first edition, Will. …

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Maritime Law.- Selden (John) Mare clausum seu de dominio maris libri duo, first edition, with initial and final blanks, title in red and black wit...

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Binding.- Whole Booke of Davids Psalmes (The), contemporary brown morocco elaborately tooled in …

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Binding.- Whole Booke of Davids Psalmes (The), title with typographical border, musical notation, title soiled, water-stained at end, contemporar...

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Heywood (Thomas) Pleasant Dialogues and Dramma's, selected out of Lucian, Erasmus, Textor, Ovid, …

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Heywood (Thomas) Pleasant Dialogues and Dramma's, selected out of Lucian, Erasmus, Textor, Ovid, &c., first edition, title with ornamental typogra...

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Bacon (Nathaniel) A Relation of the Fearefull Estate of Francis Spira, in the yeare, 1548, by I.L. …

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[Bacon (Nathaniel)] A Relation of the Fearefull Estate of Francis Spira, in the yeare, 1548, lacking A1 (?blank), title with typographical ornamen...

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Davenant (William) Madagascar; with other Poems, first edition, by John Haviland for Thomas …

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Davenant (William) Madagascar; with other Poems, first edition, title with woodcut device, typographical ornaments, with imprimatur leaf following...

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Leighton (Alexander) An Epitome or Briefe Discoverie...of the many and great Troubles that Dr. …

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Leighton (Alexander) An Epitome or Briefe Discoverie...of the many and great Troubles that Dr. Leighton suffered..., first edition, title with typ...

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Trade.- [Mathias de Saint Jean (Jean Eon)] Le Commerce Honorable ou Considerations Politiques, …

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Trade.- [Mathias de Saint Jean (Jean Eon)] Le Commerce Honorable ou Considerations Politiques, contenant les motifs de necessité, d'honneur, & de ...

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Bible, English.- Holy Bible (The), engraved title, attractive later black calf, elaborately gilt, …

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Bible, English.- Holy Bible (The), engraved title featuring Moses & David and the Evangelists, printed in double column in 67 lines, slightly crop...

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Lambe (Samuel) Seasonable Observations humbly offered to His Highness the Lord Protector, At the …

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Lambe (Samuel) Seasonable Observations humbly offered to His Highness the Lord Protector, [2], 20pp., with initial blank, drop-head title, woodcut...

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Grammar.- Lily (William) Lilies Rules Construed..., 1660 § Hampton (Barnab.) Prosodia Construed, …

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Grammar.- [Lily (William)] Lilies Rules Construed..., [Wing L2270b], 1660 § Hampton (Barnab.) Prosodia Construed...being an addition to Lilie's Ru...

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More (Henry) Historia Missionis Anglicanae Societatis Iesu, first edition, additional engraved …

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More (Henry) Historia Missionis Anglicanae Societatis Iesu, first edition, additional engraved title incorporating four portraits of clerics inclu...

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Donne (John) Poems, &c., fifth edition, modern burgundy morocco, gilt, by T.N. for Henry …

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Donne (John) Poems, &c....With Elegies on the Authors Death..., fifth edition, woodcut head-piece and initial, p.153 with "Vice-couering", lacking...

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Turkish Grammar.- Seaman (William) Grammatica Lingue Turcicae, first edition, Oxford, by Henry …

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Turkish Grammar.- Seaman (William) Grammatica Lingue Turcicae, first edition, woodcut device on title (with motto supplied in ink manuscript below...

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[Atkins (Maurice)] Cataplus: or, Aeneas his Descent to Hell. A Mock Poem, first edition, modern …

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[Atkins (Maurice)] Cataplus: or, Aeneas his Descent to Hell. A Mock Poem, in imitation of the Sixth Book of Virgil's Aeneis, in English Burlesque,...

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Restoration Binding.- Allestree (Richard) The Ladies Calling, fifth impression, handsomely bound …

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Restoration Binding.- [Allestree (Richard)] The Ladies Calling, fifth impression, additional engraved title, engraved title-vignette with weather-...

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Hebraica.- Stennett (Jehudah) Diḳduḳ mikhlol or, a Comprehensive Grammar; containing....Rules for …

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Hebraica.- Stennett (Jehudah) Diḳduḳ mikhlol or, a Comprehensive Grammar; containing the most Material and Necessary Rules for the Reading and Att...

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America.- Franck (Richard) A Philosophical Treatise of the Original and Production of Things. Writ …

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America.- Franck (Richard) A Philosophical Treatise of the Original and Production of Things. Writ in America in a Time of Solitudes, first editio...

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Nostradamus (Michel) Les Vrayes Centuries et Propheties, Cologne, Jean Volcker, 1689 & 2 others, …

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Nostradamus (Michel) Les Vrayes Centuries et Propheties, contemporary ink signature "Lourtau" at head of title, browned, small paper flaw tear to ...

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Binding.- Gander (Joseph) The Glory of Her Sacred Majesty, Queen Anne, in the Royal Navy, first …

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Binding.- Gander (Joseph) The Glory of Her Sacred Majesty, Queen Anne, in the Royal Navy...also a Treatise of Navigation and Commerce: with some R...

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London Bridge Brushmaker.- , The Case of Edward Jones, and the Copartners concern'd in the Timber …

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London Bridge Brushmaker.- The Case of Edward Jones, and the Copartners concern'd in the Timber Trade, newly set on Foot between Great Britain, Br...

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Exeter Fire.- , To... Lancelot... Lord Bishop of Exon. The... Petition of Thomas Osborne of …

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Exeter Fire.- To... Lancelot... Lord Bishop of Exon. The... Petition of Thomas Osborne of Alphington, in the County of Devon..., printed broadside...

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Samber (Robert) Coffee: a Tale, first edition, for H.Curle, 1727.

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[Samber (Robert)] Coffee: a Tale, first edition, woodcut device on title, head-pieces & initial, erratic pagination but complete according to ESTC...

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Newton (Sir Isaac).- Robinson (Bryan) A Short Essay on Coin, 22p., first edition, with final blank …

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Newton (Sir Isaac).- Robinson (Bryan) A Short Essay on Coin, 22p., first edition, with final blank but not 8pp. Appendix, [Goldsmiths' 7528], 1737...

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Cookery.- Johnson (Mary) Madam Johnson's Present: Or, the best Instructions for Young Women..., …

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Cookery.- Johnson (Mary) Madam Johnson's Present: Or, the best Instructions for Young Women..., engraved portrait, title in red and black, broken ...

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Cookery.- Lady's Companion (The): or, Accomplish'd Director in the whole Art of Cookery...By a …

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Cookery.- Lady's Companion (The): or, Accomplish'd Director in the whole Art of Cookery...By a Lady, ?first edition, paper flaw tear to B2 affect...

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Horn Books.- A pair of 18th century Horn Books, each with upper case alphabet, [18th century].

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Horn Books.- A pair of 18th century Horn Books, each with upper case alphabet (24 letters, omitting 'J' and 'U'), each carved in ivory or bone and...

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Johnson (Samuel) Political Tracts, first collected edition, presentation copy from the author, …

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Johnson (Samuel) Political Tracts. Containing, The False Alarm. Falkland's Islands. The Patriot; and, Taxation No Tyranny, first collected edition...

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Hairdressing.- Stewart (James) Plocacosmos: or The Whole Art of Hair Dressing... , first edition, …

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Hairdressing.- Stewart (James) Plocacosmos: or The Whole Art of Hair Dressing..., first edition, lacking half-title, with engraved frontispiece pr...

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Wollstonecraft (Mary) Original Stories from Real Life;, first edition, 6 engraved plates by …

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Wollstonecraft (Mary) Original Stories from Real Life; with Conversations, calculated to regulate the affections, and form the mind to truth and g...

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Coleridge (Samuel Taylor) Poems, second edition (but first edition of some poems), Bristol and …

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Coleridge (Samuel Taylor) Poems...to which are now added Poems by Charles Lamb, and Charles Lloyd, without the very rare errata slip (as usual), l...

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Coleridge (Samuel Taylor) Poems..., with 3 corrections in ink ?in the author's hand, Bristol and …

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Coleridge (Samuel Taylor) Poems...to which are now added Poems by Charles Lamb, and Charles Lloyd, second edition, with additional line & correct...

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Southey (Robert) Poems, second edition, Bristol, N.Biggs for Joseph Cottle, 1797 & others, Southey …

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Southey (Robert) Poems, second edition, with advertisement leaf but lacking final blank, soiled and stained, preliminary leaves misbound, old boar...

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[Southey (Robert, editor)] The Annual Anthology, 2 vol., Bristol, 1799-1800 & others (6)

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[Southey (Robert, editor)] The Annual Anthology, 2 vol., first edition, with B8 excised from vol.1 and C3 in vol.2 a cancel (as usual), some spott...

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Hunt (Leigh) Critical Essays on the Performers of the London Theatres..., first edition, engraved …

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[Hunt (Leigh)] Critical Essays on the Performers of the London Theatres..., first edition, half-title, engraved vignette title, without 8pp. prosp...

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Coleridge (Samuel Taylor) Remorse. A Tragedy, first edition, later blue morocco, gilt, 1813 & …

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Coleridge (Samuel Taylor) Remorse. A Tragedy, first edition, occasional light spotting or soiling, later blue morocco, gilt, by Zaehnsdorf, spine ...

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Frost Fair of 1814.- 4 printed souvenirs of the Frost Fair of 1814, 4 printed cards on 1 sheet, …

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Frost Fair of 1814.- 4 printed souvenirs of the Frost Fair of 1814, 4 printed cards on 1 sheet, folds, slightly browned, 166 x 215mm., 1814.⁂ The ...

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Bristol Export Lists, nos 1-10, 12-49, c. 50pp., printed lists, double column, Bristol, George …

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Bristol Export Lists, nos 1-10, 12-49 (lacks no. 11, no. 15 misnumbered as 14, no. 22 duplicated), c. 50pp., printed lists, double column, small t...

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