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English Literature pre-1900

Rare books and first editions, including copies in fine bindings, of literature pre-1900, ranging from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Dickens, Shelley and Austen.

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    First and only edition of this uncommon Southey title - only 6 locations on Copac, and a just a single copy recorded at auction - here offered a large paper copy in a handsome, and highly appropriate Regency morocco presentation binding. This was a piece which stirred some controversy. Originally published in the Quarterly... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 111638

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  2. Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original Copies. The third Impression.
    Third folio edition of Shakespeare's plays, generally regarded as the rarest of the 17th-century folio editions. An unknown number of copies is thought to have been destroyed in the Great Fire of London of 1666. The third folio is a reprint of the second (1632), but the second issue adds seven plays to the corpus, although... Learn More
    £500,000

    Stock Code: 108578

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  3. Poems by the Way.
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Phyllis Marion Ellis, from William Morris, October 21st 1891". The recipient was the daughter of Frederick Startridge Ellis, Morris's executor, publisher, and close friend. They met in 1864, introduced by Algernon Charles Swinburne... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 111626

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  4. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
    First edition, first impression. With the errata slip tipped-in facing p. vi. A scholarly edition of the Middle English alliterative romance, the text being reproduced from the original 14th-century manuscript (now held as part of the Cotton Library at the British Library) with copious notes, details and glossaries by Tolkien... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 89320

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  5. The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy.
  6. Tailpiece to Chapter 2. The Seven Poor Travellers.
    The original illustration, signed by the artist, for the tailpiece to chapter 3, depicting a sword hung-up and cobwebbed on the wall, symbolising peace. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 76057

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  7. For Very small Tailpiece to Chapter 3. The Seven Poor Travellers.
    The original illustration, signed by the artist, for the tailpiece to chapter 3, depicting a man walking against the wind. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 76056

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  8. "When he gave him notice of his intentions to leave".
    The original illustration, signed by the artist, for the scene depicting Cobbs giving notice to his master, so that he may go to seek my fortun'. Learn More
    £550

    Stock Code: 76037

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  9. The Holly-Tree. First Branch. Myself.
    The original illustration, signed by the artist, for the heading of the first chapter. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 76028

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  10. Might I think that a queer start?
    The original illustration, signed by the artist, for the scene depicting Boots beginning to recount his story. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 76026

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  11. The Seven Poor Travellers, Chapter I. In the old City of Rochester.
    The original illustration, signed by the artist, for the heading of chapter one. The scene depicted shows the protagonist first arriving at the Watts Charity. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 76019

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  12. I espied at one of the upper lattices which stood open, a decent body.
    The original illustration, signed by the artist, for the scene in which the protagonist first arrives as the Watts Charity lodging house. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 75946

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  13. Mrs Harry Walmers, Junior, fatigued, sir?
    The original illustration, signed by the artist. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 75944

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  14. Scolding little boys and girls about their ABC.
    The original illustration, signed by the artist, for one of the scenes in Mary Russell Mitford's Our Village, which comprised a series of sketches of country life. Brock's illustrations form part of the Series of English Idylls published by J. M. Dent & Co. The scene depicted shows the village nursery school. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 76096

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  15. In the very spring and pride of their tottering prettiness.
    The original illustration, signed by the artist, for one of the pastoral scenes in Mary Russell Mitford's Our Village, which comprised a series of sketches of country life. Brock's illustrations form part of the Series of English Idylls published by J. M. Dent & Co. The scene depicted shows the narrator leaning over a gate,... Learn More
    £1,175

    Stock Code: 76095

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  16. I and my white greyhound set out for a walk.
    The original illustration, signed by the artist, for one of the character sketches in Mary Russell Mitford's Our Village, which comprised a series of sketches of country life. Brock's illustrations form part of the Series of English Idylls published by J. M. Dent & Co. The scene depicted shows the opening of chapter 2, with... Learn More
    £1,175

    Stock Code: 76091

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  17. Youth and age.
    The original illustration, signed by the artist, for one of the character sketches in Mary Russell Mitford's Our Village, which comprised a series of sketches of country life. Brock's illustrations form part of the Series of English Idylls published by J. M. Dent & Co. The portrait is of young Emily with her grandmother.... Learn More
    £1,175

    Stock Code: 76090

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  18. Striving against the heat.
    The original illustration, signed by the artist, for one of the character sketches in Mary Russell Mitford's Our Village, which comprised a series of sketches of country life. Brock's illustrations form part of the Series of English Idylls published by J. M. Dent & Co. The portrait is of a swelteringly hot coach passenger.... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 76089

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  19. The Holly Tree & The Seven Poor Travellers. By Charles Dickens.
    The original illustration, signed by the artist, for the frontispiece. Includes, at the bottom, Brock's note to the printer, I would suggest that the letters between pencil crosses be in red or blue. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 76061

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  20. "A little widow...... remarkably timid, scared and solitary".
    The original illustration, signed by the artist, depicting one of the poor travellers gathered for the protagonist's Christmas feast. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 76054

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