Description: i) [Gaspey, Thomas]. The Witch-Finder; or, the Wisdom or our Ancestors. A Romance. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1824, 3 volumes, 12mo (195 x 115mm.), FIRST EDITION, half-titles, 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end of volume 3 ("Other works by the same author"), original cloth backed boards with paper labels on spines, collector's box [Wolff 2434, lacking advertisements], with early library markings and ownership inscriptions, slightly stained; ii) [Lister, Thomas Henry]. Granby. A Novel. London: Henry Colburn, 1826, 3 volumes, 12mo (216 x 132mm.), FIRST EDITION, half-titles to volumes one and three only (as called for), 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end of volume 3, original drab boards with paper labels on spines [Sadleir 1443, Wolff 4157], joints repaired with new endpapers (6)
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Provenance: i) "Att Oxenstierna", ownership inscriptions; David Laing Philips, bookplates; ii) Lady Chandos (probably Mary, née Campbell (d.1862), Marchioness of Chandos (1825-39), and subsequently Duchess of Buckingham and Chandos), ownership inscriptions; Stowe Library, bookplates
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