Used & Rare Collection

The Bookworm of Edwards is pleased to offer a selection of used and rare books to our customers. We specialize in antique sets of literature, ranging from illustrated classics to complete sets by a single author.

We can also create a custom look for your home or office library with a selection of well bound books that create a warm and inviting atmosphere for any environment.

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Tobias Smollett
The History of England from the Revolution to the Death of George the Second
5 volumes. Leather bound with marble pages. circa 1793. $250

Miscellaneous Works of Tobias Smollett
6 volumes. Rebound leather with marbled pages. circa 1817. $350

Tobias Smollett, in full Tobias George Smollett (baptized March 19, 1721, Cardross, Dumbartonshire, Scot.—died Sept. 17, 1771, near Livorno, Tuscany [Italy]), Scottish satirical novelist, best known for his picaresque novels "The Adventures of Roderick Random" (1748) and "The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle" (1751) and his epistolary novel "The Expedition of Humphry Clinker" (1771).

Horace Walpole
Letters of Horace Walpole to Horace Mann
3 volumes. Rebound leather with marbled pages. circa 1834. $160

Horace Walpole, 4th earl of Orford, original name Horatio Walpole (born Sept. 24, 1717, London—died March 2, 1797), English writer, connoisseur, and collector who was famous in his day for his medieval horror tale "The Castle of Otranto," which initiated the vogue for Gothic romances. He is remembered today as perhaps the most assiduous letter writer in the English language.

Sir Henry Ellis
Original Letters Illustrative of English History
4 volumes. Rebound leather with marbled pages. circa 1827. $250

Sir Henry Ellis, English antiquary, (born in London on November 29, 1777, died January 15, 1869  ). Educated at Merchant Taylors' school, and at St John's College, Oxford, of which he was elected a fellow. After having held for a few months a sub-librarianship in the Bodleian, he was in 1800 appointed to a similar post in the British Museum. In 1827 he became chief librarian, and held that post until 1856. In 1832 William IV made him a knight of Hanover, and in the following year he received an English knighthood. Sir Henry Ellis's life was one of very considerable literary activity. His first work of importance was the preparation of a new edition of "Brand's Popular Antiquities," which appeared in 1813 . In 1816 he was selected by the commissioners of public records to write the introduction to "Domesday Book," a task which he discharged with much learning, though several of his views have not stood the test of later criticism. His "Original Letters Illustrative of English History" (first series, 1824; second series, 1827; third series, 1846) are compiled chiefly from manuscripts in the British Museum and the State Paper Office, and have been of considerable service to historical writers.