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THE POETICAL WORKS OF CHA. (CHARLES) CHURCHILL With the Life of the Author (Vols 1 and 3 Only of 3) ), Cha. (Charles) Churchill
1 THE POETICAL WORKS OF CHA. (CHARLES) CHURCHILL With the Life of the Author (Vols 1 and 3 Only of 3) ) Cha. (Charles) Churchill
Edinburgh, Scotland Apollo Press 1784 1st Thus Leather hardbound Very Good with no dust jacket 
POETRY; English Poetry; 18th Century; 18th Century English Poetry; Leather Bound; Engravings; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Bell's Edition, the Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to Churchill; Engraved; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; Leather full tan calf bound hard cover edition with silk marker ribbon, six compartment spine, blank creme colored end papers, covers bordered in gilt, gilding on spine is dulled. There were about 60 of these published over the aproximate years of 1776 to 1888. They averaged about 200 pages in length. This is NOT the Elibron Classics reprint but the original leather bound 18th century issue. They had an engraved frontis and some had other plates as well . Clean throughout with no writing. Although rarely described, in all of these Apollo volumes, the glue used in binding has darkened the edges of the covers and offset to the edges of the first blank endpaper. ; 0 15884 
Price: 84.55 USD
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF CHRISTOPHER PITT With the Life of the Author, Christopher Pitt
2 THE POETICAL WORKS OF CHRISTOPHER PITT With the Life of the Author Christopher Pitt
Edinburgh, Scotland Apollo Press 1782 1st Thus Leather hardbound Very Good with no dust jacket 
POETRY; English Poetry; 18th Century; 18th Century English Poetry; Leather Bound; Engravings; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Bell's Edition, the Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to Churchill; Engraved; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; Leather full tan calf bound hard cover edition with silk marker ribbon, six compartment spine, blank creme colored end papers, covers bordered in gilt, gilding on spine is dulled. There were about 60 of these published over the aproximate years of 1776 to 1881. They averaged about 200 pages in length. This is NOT the Elibron Classics reprint but the original leather bound 18th century issue. They had an engraved frontis and some had other plates as well . Clean throughout with no writing. Although rarely described, in all of these Apollo volumes, the glue used in binding has darkened the edges of the covers and offset to the edges of the first blank endpaper. ; 0 15863 
Price: 46.95 USD
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF DR. WILL BROOME With the Life of the Author, Dr. Will Broome
3 THE POETICAL WORKS OF DR. WILL BROOME With the Life of the Author Dr. Will Broome
Edinburgh, Scotland Apollo Press 1781 1st Thus Leather hardbound Very Good with no dust jacket 
POETRY; English Poetry; 18th Century; 18th Century English Poetry; Leather Bound; Engravings; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Bell's Edition, the Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to Churchill; Engraved; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; Leather full tan calf bound hard cover edition with silk marker ribbon, six compartment spine, blank creme colored end papers, covers bordered in gilt, gilding on spine is dulled. There were about 60 of these published over the aproximate years of 1776 to 1881. They averaged about 200 pages in length. This is NOT the Elibron Classics reprint but the original leather bound 18th century issue. They had an engraved frontis and some had other plates as well . Clean throughout with no writing. Although rarely described, in all of these Apollo volumes, the glue used in binding has darkened the edges of the covers and offset to the edges of the first blank endpaper. Front cover loose; 0 15864 
Price: 46.95 USD
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF EDMUND SPENSER (FROM THE TEXT OF MR UPTON)  With the Life of the Author (Vols 1, 4, 5, 8, 6, 7 Being Six Vols of an 8 Vol Set, Edmund Spenser (From The Text Of Mr Upton)
4 THE POETICAL WORKS OF EDMUND SPENSER (FROM THE TEXT OF MR UPTON) With the Life of the Author (Vols 1, 4, 5, 8, 6, 7 Being Six Vols of an 8 Vol Set Edmund Spenser (From The Text Of Mr Upton)
Edinburgh, Scotland Apollo Press 1788 1st Thus Leather hardbound Very Good with no dust jacket 
POETRY; English Poetry; 18th Century; 18th Century English Poetry; Leather Bound; Engravings; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Bell's Edition, the Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to Churchill; Engraved; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; Leather full tan calf bound hard cover edition with silk marker ribbon, six compartment spine, blank creme colored end papers, covers bordered in gilt, gilding on spine is dulled. There were about 60 of these published over the aproximate years of 1776 to 1881. They averaged about 200 pages in length. This is NOT the Elibron Classics reprint but the original leather bound 18th century issue. They had an engraved frontis and some had other plates as well . Clean throughout with no writing. Although rarely described, in all of these Apollo volumes, the glue used in binding has darkened the edges of the covers and offset to the edges of the first blank endpaper. Back cover of vol 4 detached; 0 15893 
Price: 169.15 USD
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JAMES THOMSON With the Life of the Author (Complete in 2 Vols), James Thomson
5 THE POETICAL WORKS OF JAMES THOMSON With the Life of the Author (Complete in 2 Vols) James Thomson
Edinburgh, Scotland Apollo Press 1787 1st Thus Leather hardbound Very Good with no dust jacket 
POETRY; English Poetry; 18th Century; 18th Century English Poetry; Leather Bound; Engravings; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Bell's Edition, the Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to Churchill; Engraved; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; Leather full tan calf bound hard cover edition with silk marker ribbon, six compartment spine, blank creme colored end papers, covers bordered in gilt, gilding on spine is dulled. There were about 60 of these published over the aproximate years of 1776 to 1888. They averaged about 200 pages in length. This is NOT the Elibron Classics reprint but the original leather bound 18th century issue. They had an engraved frontis and some had other plates as well . Clean throughout with no writing. Although rarely described, in all of these Apollo volumes, the glue used in binding has darkened the edges of the covers and offset to the edges of the first blank endpaper. Front cover of vol I is detached. ; 0 15882 
Price: 84.55 USD
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN CUNNINGHAM With the Life of the Author, John Cunningham
6 THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN CUNNINGHAM With the Life of the Author John Cunningham
Edinburgh, Scotland Apollo Press 1781 1st Thus Leather hardbound Very Good with no dust jacket 
POETRY; English Poetry; 18th Century; 18th Century English Poetry; Leather Bound; Engravings; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Bell's Edition, the Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to Churchill; Engraved; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; Leather full tan calf bound hard cover edition with silk marker ribbon, six compartment spine, blank creme colored end papers, covers bordered in gilt, gilding on spine is dulled. There were about 60 of these published over the aproximate years of 1776 to 1881. They averaged about 200 pages in length. This is NOT the Elibron Classics reprint but the original leather bound 18th century issue. They had an engraved frontis and some had other plates as well . Clean throughout with no writing. Although rarely described, in all of these Apollo volumes, the glue used in binding has darkened the edges of the covers and offset to the edges of the first blank endpaper. ; 0 15865 
Price: 46.95 USD
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF MARK AKENSIDE With the Life of the Author (Complete in 2 Vols), Mark Akenside
7 THE POETICAL WORKS OF MARK AKENSIDE With the Life of the Author (Complete in 2 Vols) Mark Akenside
Edinburgh, Scotland Apollo Press 1781 1st Thus Leather hardbound Very Good with no dust jacket 
POETRY; English Poetry; 18th Century; 18th Century English Poetry; Leather Bound; Engravings; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Bell's Edition, the Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to Churchill; Engraved; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; Leather full tan calf bound hard cover edition with silk marker ribbon, six compartment spine, blank creme colored end papers, covers bordered in gilt, gilding on spine is dulled. There were about 60 of these published over the aproximate years of 1776 to 1881. They averaged about 200 pages in length. This is NOT the Elibron Classics reprint but the original leather bound 18th century issue. They had an engraved frontis and some had other plates as well . Clean throughout with no writing. Although rarely described, in all of these Apollo volumes, the glue used in binding has darkened the edges of the covers and offset to the edges of the first blank endpaper. Front cover of vol I is detached. ; 0 15879 
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF WILL. SHENSTONE (WILLIAM SHENSTONE)  With the Life of the Author (Vol 2only of 2), Will. Shenstone (William Shenstone)
8 THE POETICAL WORKS OF WILL. SHENSTONE (WILLIAM SHENSTONE) With the Life of the Author (Vol 2only of 2) Will. Shenstone (William Shenstone)
Edinburgh, Scotland Apollo Press 1784 1st Thus Leather hardbound Very Good with no dust jacket 
POETRY; English Poetry; 18th Century; 18th Century English Poetry; Leather Bound; Engravings; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Bell's Edition, the Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to Churchill; Engraved; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; Leather full tan calf bound hard cover edition with silk marker ribbon, six compartment spine, blank creme colored end papers, covers bordered in gilt, gilding on spine is dulled. There were about 60 of these published over the aproximate years of 1776 to 1881. They averaged about 200 pages in length. This is NOT the Elibron Classics reprint but the original leather bound 18th century issue. They had an engraved frontis and some had other plates as well . Clean throughout with no writing. Although rarely described, in all of these Apollo volumes, the glue used in binding has darkened the edges of the covers and offset to the edges of the first blank endpaper. ; 0 15874 
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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