COMBE, William (1742-1823). [The Tour of Doctor Syntax] In Search of the Picturesque/Consolation/A Wife. 3 volumes each individually named. Consolation: 24 plates, …Wife: 24 plates + hand coloured engraved title page, Picturesque (spine labelled as ‘lakes’), 31 plates. General Interior: some pages detached, occasional closed tearing and a few historic repairs to blank margins, a number of the plates have been trimmed to fit the binding- including loss to titles under plates, pages age toned, sporadic spotting, foxing, light browning and some old paper repairs to pages in places. Exterior: Contemporary green half calf with marbled boards (worn). 8vo. …Mixed editions: Picturesque: Fourth Edition, London: Ackerman 1813, …Consolation: London- Ackerman, 1820, …Wife: R. Ackerman, [1821- engraved title page trimmed with loss to date].
EDGEWORTH, Maria; Richard Lovell Edgeworth. Essay on Irish Bulls. FIRST EDITION. , 316 pp. Interior: No half title, sporadic staining in places, worn hole puncture mark to bottom blank margin, piercing same place on pages throughout, worming to lower blank margins on last ten pages, pages age toned, occasional spotting/foxing. Otherwise good. Exterior: full contemporary calf (worn, rubbed corners bumped), spine re-backed (a while ago). 8vo. London: J. Johnson, 1802.
RARE AMERICAN ANTI-ALCOHOL RELATED PAMPHLET. [c.1840’s]. [CHEEVER, George Barrell, (1807-90)]. The Dream: Or The True History of Deacon Giles’s Distillery, and Deacon Jones’s Brewery. Reported for the Benefit of Posterity. “It was a Dream, yet not all a dream”. Folding frontispiece illustration, numerous woodcut engravings within the text. Interior: light soiling, light soiling, spotting. Binding: Original yellow wrappers. (Binding frail, text block hanging by a thread in places, wrappers detached, some chipping and tearing with loss, soiling). 32pp. 8vo. New York and Boston: Printed For the Publisher’s. [no date c. 1843-48].
DIBDIN, James C. (1856-1901). Scottish Border Life A Series of Original Sketches. (Sporadic light spotting). Publisher’s red and green pictorial cloth (faded, rubbed). Some pages uncut. 8vo. London: Methuen and Co., 1897.
Satirical Anti-Papist work by a former Franciscan who converted to Calvinism. From the Collection of Giancarlo Beltrame (1925-2011). RENOULT, Jean-Baptise (b. [?]1664). Les Avantures de la Madona et de François d’ Assise. Recueilles de plusieurs ouvrages des Docteurs Romains; Ecrites d’ un stile recreatif; en même temps capable de faire sentir le ridicule du Papisme sans aucune controverse. Small 8vo (145 x 93mm). Additional engraved title, woodcut device on title, head-pieces, initials and ornaments, 9 engraved plates, errata leaf (engraved title shaved, some very light spotting and staining, minor loss to blank margins in places -without loss to text). Contemporary half vellum (some wear to foot of spine, stained). Provenance: Max Fabrice (modern ex-libris sticker); Doublette (old armorial stamp and blindstamp on title); later German stamp. Amsterdam: Chez Daniel de la Feuille, 1701.