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Essays, Biographical, Critical and Historical, illustrative of the Tatler, Spectator, and Guardian. In three Volumes, Drake, Nathan
1 Drake, Nathan Essays, Biographical, Critical and Historical, illustrative of the Tatler, Spectator, and Guardian. In three Volumes
London Printed by C. Whittingham for John Sharpe, Opposite York House, Piccadilly 1805 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Complete three volume set. Leather bindings are very worn with cracks in the leather and cracked hinges and chips. Volume 1 cover is detached, but otherwise complete. Gold inlay decorative border to bindings. Corners and edges worn. Books are in fair to good condition otherwise. Contents complete, tight bindings, and marbled endpapers. Some foxing to tissue sheets covering engravings and to pages opposite title page.. Engravings throughout. The Tatler, The Spectator, and The Guardian were products of a "New Age" of journalism in 18th Century England. They were "news-sheets" were circulated in coffee houses of London where men met to share and discuss the news and opinions of the day. They cost two pense to buy but were free to those wo paid the penny admission to enter a coffee house. These houses became known as "Penny Universities". The papers were founded by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele. Nathan Drake was Born in Yorkshire, and took his M.D. from Edinburgh in 1789 and practiced medicine at Sudbury (1790-92) and Hadleigh, Suffolk (1792-1836). He was a popular essayist and an early advocate of German literature. He is remembered for his vast compendium of information on Elizabethan writers, Shakespeare and His Times (1817). This work includes essays and biographical sketches on those in literature. Rare complete set. Drake's publications included: The speculator [ed. Drake and W. Frend]. 1791.Literary hours: or sketches critical and narrative. 1798; 2 vols, 1800, 3 vols, 1804, 1820.The old abbey tale, in Canterbury tales. 1802.Essays biographical, critical, and historical, illustrative of the Tatler, Spectator, and Guardian. 3 vols, 1805.Rochester Castle; or Gudulph's Tower. A gothic tale. 1810.The gleaner: a series of periodical essays, selected and arranged from scarce and neglected volumes. 4 vols, 1811.Shakespeare and his times. 2 vols, 1817.Winter nights: or fire-side lucubrations. 2 vols, 1820.Evenings in autumn: a series of essays. 2 vols, 1822.Noontide leisure: or sketches in summer, including a tale of the days of Shakespeare. 2 vols, 1824.Mornings in spring: or retrospections biographical, critical, and historical. 2 vols, 1828.Memorials of Shakespeare: or sketches of his character and genius by various writers. 1828.The harp of Judah: or songs of Sion, being a metrical translation of the Psalms. 1837. ; Vol. 123; Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 179.97 USD
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the Rambler, Adventurer, & Idler ... 2 Volume Set, Drake, Nathan
2 Drake, Nathan Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the Rambler, Adventurer, & Idler ... 2 Volume Set
London J Seeley 1810 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Hardcover Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Tan leather bound original hardbacks. Vol. 1 (one) ,499 pages, has detached front and back cover with missing spine extreme. Both covers ( boards) are available. Volume 2, 503 pages, has both front and back (boards) covers with spine attached but hinges are cracked and weak. Marbled end-papers. Textual block contents clean and tight with no underlining or highlighting or writing. Former owners name written neatly on end-paper of volume 2 looks to be T.P. Potter, 1813. Vol. 1 has publication date of 1809 and Volume 2's date is 1810. "Nathan Drake (15 January 1766 – 1836), English essayist and physician, son of Nathan Drake, an artist, was born in York, England. He is well known for his book summarizing the knowledge of Shakespeare available at the time." Drake's works include several volumes of literary essays (of which these volumes are included), and some papers contributed to medical periodicals.Drake's contributions to general literature consist chiefly of miscellaneous essays, critical, narrative, biographical, and descriptive, which were favourably received at the time of publication. Scarce set for the collector worthy of repair. ; Engravings; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 149.97 USD
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Cold Granite  (Author Signed), MacBride, Stuart
3 MacBride, Stuart Cold Granite (Author Signed)
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2005 0007193130 / 9780007193134 First Edition; 1st Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. The debut thriller from a bright new Scottish talent set to rival Ian Rankin. It's DS Logan McRae's first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn't get much worse. Four-year-old David Reid's body is discovered in a ditch, strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. There's a killer stalking the Granite City and the local media are baying for blood. If that wasn't enough, Logan also has to contend with a new boss, DI Insch, who doesn't suffer fools gladly and thinks everyone's a fool, and his own ex-girlfriend, the beautiful but chilly Isobel MacAlister, who also happens to be the chief pathologist. The only good news is WPC 'Ball Breaker' Watson, Logan's new guardian angel. The dead are piling up in the morgue almost as fast as the snow on the streets, and Logan knows time is running out. More children are going missing. More are going to die. If Logan isn't careful, he's going to end up joining them. Set in Aberdeen, where the rainy season lasts all year, criminal gangs vie for supremacy on the streets and the oil industry brings an influx of wealth and vice, this is a gritty, powerful and page-turning debut thriller by a writer with a wonderfully observant eye and a characteristically Scottish sense of gallows humour. Beautiful rare or scarce book in clean, bright, and sharp collector's condition. ; 1.65 x 9.13 x 6.22 Inches; 464 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 75.97 USD
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp  (Author Signed), Yancey, Richard & Rick Yancey
4 Yancey, Richard & Rick Yancey The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp (Author Signed)
Bloomsbury USA Children's Books 2005 1582346933 / 9781582346939 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Excellent condition. Inscribed and signed by author "To Arianna, Believe in heroes! Believe in Yourself! R.Yancey". Rick is the author of thirteen novels and a memoir. His books have been published in over twenty languages and have earned numerous accolades and awards from around the world. His young adult novel, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, was named a "Best Book of the Year" by Publishers Weekly and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. "Alfred Kropp was just trying to survive high school when his guardian uncle gets him roped into a suspicious get-rich-quick scheme that changes his life forever: stealing Excalibur—the legendary sword of King Arthur. But after Alfred unwittingly delivers the sword into the hands of a man with enormously evil intentions, he sets off on an unlikely quest to try to right his wrong and save the world from imminent destruction. This gripping, fast-paced, hilarious novel is both a thrilling adventure story and an engaging account of one boy's coming of age." Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book.Rare. ; 1.3 x 9.3 x 6.4 Inches; 375 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 19.97 USD
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