With time on our hands during the Coronavirus lockdown, we are reviewing the prices of some of our older stock and adjusting prices of books to ensure that they are the most attractive offering in the marketplace, as it is a reality of the antiquarian market for books that less expensive and mid-level material the trend has been inexorably downward, to the chagrin of booksellers and to the benefit of collectors. Consequently, we have slashed prices anywhere between 20 percent and 60 percent of these books we have had listed for five years or more. So we hope that anyone visiting the site might find something that might have become overpriced but now legitimately qualifies as a bargain.
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AristophanesA Metrical Version of The Archarnians The Knights and The Birds in the Last of Which a Vein of Peculiar Humour and Character is for the First Time Detected and Developed London William Pickering 1840 First Three Quarters Leather Good to Very Good 4to. 70 + 89 + 103 pp. + errata page. First Edition of Frere's sparkling translations of three of Aristophanes' eleven surviving plays. The book was printed on the government printing press in Malta where Frere had retired for the sake of his wife's health, and published in London the following year. 4to, in 3 parts. Printed on laid paper with a blueish tinge; pts. 2 and 3 have colophons reading "Malta: Printed at the Government Press 1839". Binding tight. Light scattered foxing, with most pages clean. Upper margin of final pages have dampstain not quite touching page number. Leather has fair amount of wear and rubbing, but remains viable. Overall, somewhere between good and very good. Price: