Gift Ideas

  1. HALE, Matthew, Sir.

    Contemplations moral and divine, in two Parts.

    London, D. Brown, J. Walthoe, J. Sprint,...

    An early eighteenth-century edition...

    £450

  2. GRAY, [Thomas].

    Poems by Mr. Gray.

    Dublin, William Sleater, 1775.

    An attractive Dublin edition of Gray’s...

    £125

  3. POPE, Alexander.

    The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, with...

    London, ‘printed under the direction...

    A good set of Pope’s works, printed...

    £175

  4. POPE, Alexander. 

    An Essay on Man, in four Epistles to Henry...

    London: Printed for Robert Jennings …...

    A very fine edition, one of two hundred...

    £450

  5. [JAMES II.] 

    His Majesties gracious Declaration to all...

    [Colophon:] London, Printed by Charles...

    A major document in the history of free...

    £650

  6. CORNELIUS NEPOS.

    Cornelii Nepotis vitae excellentium imperatorum,...

    Amsterdam, J. Wetstein, 1745.

    An uncommon pocket edition of Cornelius...

    £125

  7. SENECA, Lucius Annaeus.

    L. Annaei Senecae Cordubensis tragoediae...

    Milan, Pandolfo Malatesta, 1617.

    An extremely rare pocket-sized Jesuit...

    £650

  8. WHITE MARIO, Jessie. 

    Sepolcri inglesi a Roma. 

    Rome, Tipografia Barbera, 1879. 

    First edition, extremely rare, of this...

    £400

  9. JUSTI, Johann Heinrich Gottlob von.

    Staatswirtschaft oder systematische Abhandlung...

    Leipzig, Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf, 1755.

    First edition of this fundamental work...

    £2750

  10. [GREATTI, Giuseppe.] 

    L’educazione: Poemetto in ottava rima. 

    Padua, 1796. 

    Only edition of this poem on the theme...

    £650

  11. CELALEDDIN, Mahmud (calligrapher). 

    [A muraqqa or calligraphic album.]

    Cairo, Ministry of Public Education, 1309...

    Unrecorded album of lithographed examples...

    £2200

  12. [JUVENILE.] 

    Preliminary lessons on the history of England,...

    Taunton, J. Poole, 1821. 

    Later edition of this uncommon Taunton-printed...

    £135

  13. MYERS, Robin, Michael HARRIS, and Giles MANDELBROTE (eds).

    Lives in Book History: Changing Contours...

    Leicester, Garendon Press, 2022.

    ‘This volume has grown out of one event...

    £35

  14. ELIOT, George.

    The Writings …

    Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin...

    The Large-Paper edition of Eliot’s complete...

    £2500

  15. [CITTADELLA, Cesare.]

    Catalogo istorico de’ pittori e scultori...

    Ferrara, per Francesco Pomatelli, 1782-83.

    First edition of the most important...

    £2850

  16. [THUMB BIBLE.]

    History of the Bible.

    Lansingburgh (NY), William Disturnell, 1820.

    First edition of this charming illustrated...

    £475

  17. PIRON, Alexis.

    Oeuvres badines …

    Paris, chez les marchands de nouveautés, 1797.

    Scarce illustrated edition of the ‘frolicsome...

    £975

  18. HUGHES, Ted.

    T.S. Eliot: A Tribute by the Poet Laureate.

    [London,] ‘Privately Printed by [the...

    A privately printed tribute to T.S....

    £175

  19. GALIER, W.H.

    A visit to Blestland.

    London, George Robertson & co., 1896.

    First edition of this novel of utopian...

    £280