London, South Kensington
22 November 2002
SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616). The Life of Henry VIII ... in which are interspersed, Historical Notes, London: D. Browne [and others], 1758. 8° (203 x 128mm.) Engraved plate and 5 portraits by N. Parr. (Light offsetting). Contemporary marbled boards. (Rebacked with cloth). Jaggard p.347.
GOLDSMITH, Oliver (1728-74). The Traveller, or a Prospect of Society. A Poem. London: J. Newberry, 1765. 4° (258 x 200mm.) Half-title, with the final advertisement leaf. (A few leaves lightly spotted). 20th-century grained green calf, title in gilt on upper cover. First published edition with a small contribution (9 lines) by Samuel Johnson. Rothschild 1024; Courtney & Nichol Smith p.113.
JOHNSTONE, James (translator). Lodbrokar-Quida; or the Death Song of Lodbroc, [Copenhagen: no printer], 1782. 16° (174 x 94mm.) Half-title. (Some spotting). Blue half roan by Woolstencroft of Warrington, uncut. (Rubbed). First edition of this translation.
With 5 other books including Martyn's Virgil (London, 1746). (8)
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