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1614 The History of Great Britaine under the Conquests of ye Romans
1614 The History of Great Britaine under the Conquests of ye Romans

Price: £9,500.00

A very scarce edition of this highly historically significant work of British history, written by an extremely influential historian and cartographer and offering a thorough exegesis of early British history from Julius...

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1615 The Annales Generall Chronicle of England
1615 The Annales Generall Chronicle of England

Price: £1,200.00

Stow's famous chronicles. This is the first issue after Stow's death and includes Edmund Howes' acclaimed continuation of this exceptional history of Great Britain, this volume containing a very early mention of William...

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1618 Great Brittans Little Calendar: or, Triple Diarie, In Rememberance of Three Daies
1618 Great Brittans Little Calendar: or, Triple Diarie, In Rememberance of Three Daies

Price: £2,800.00

A very scarce work by Samuel Garey discussing three important days in the life of James I, his coronation, and two attempts on his life. A very scarce work, last seen at auction in 2002. A very...

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1628 A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence in Antiquities Concerning English Nation
1628 A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence in Antiquities Concerning English Nation

Price: £1,100.00

The first English printing of this early history of England by Anglo-Dutch antiquary Richard Verstegan. It contains the first written account in English of the Pied Piper of Hamelin tale. A...

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1631 The Historie of Great Britaine Under the Conquests of the Romans...
1631 The Historie of Great Britaine Under the Conquests of the Romans...

Price: £3,700.00

The very scarce 1631 edition of this monumental history of Britain by the influential historian and cartographer, John Speed. John Speed is renowned for his work as both a leading English cartographer...

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1637 Remaines Concerning Britaine William Camden
1637 Remaines Concerning Britaine William Camden

Price: £555.00

  Bound in reverse calf. The Fift Impression, with many rare Antiquities never before imprinted. By the industry and care of John Philipot, Somerset Herald. Originally published in 1605 as: Remaines of a greater worke, concerning...

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1651 Mercurius Politicus. Comprising the Summe of all Intelligence, With the Affairs
1651 Mercurius Politicus. Comprising the Summe of all Intelligence, With the Affairs

Price: £11,250.00

A very scarce first edition collection of these five issues of the influential political English Civil War magazine 'Mercurius Politicus', in a beautiful binding by Andrew Grieve of Edinburgh. ...

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1653 Popish Idolatry Arreigned and Condemned or a Treatise Shewing
1653 Popish Idolatry Arreigned and Condemned or a Treatise Shewing

Price: £180.00

An extremely scarce piece of anti-popish propaganda, published when anti-Catholic sentiment was growing in England and Scotland. A very bright copy of this extremely scarce work. This work...

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1654 Florum Historiae 1st Ed Scarce Richard Smith Ecclesiastical History Latin
1654 Florum Historiae 1st Ed Scarce Richard Smith Ecclesiastical History Latin

Price: £450.00

The first edition of this Latin work regarding the ecclesiastical history of England. Written in the seventeenth century, this is a very scarce work by the once Vicar Apostolic of England, Richard Smith. ...

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1661 Ecclesia Restaurata or the History of the Reformation First Edition Heylyn
1661 Ecclesia Restaurata or the History of the Reformation First Edition Heylyn

Price: £475.00

The first edition of this near-contemporary history regarding the Religious reformation in England by ecclesiastic and author, Peter Heylyn. A fascinating work that analyses and narrates the...

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1664 Worth of a Penny Peny Henry Peacham
1664 Worth of a Penny Peny Henry Peacham

Price: £1,120.00

An early and very scarce edition of Peacham's guide to being thrifty from the mid-seventeeth century. Bound in vellum. The full title of this work is: The Worth of a Peny, or A caution to keep money With the causes of the...

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1678 Eyphka Eyphka Virtuous Woman Found Her Loss Bewailed and Character Exemplified
1678 Eyphka Eyphka Virtuous Woman Found Her Loss Bewailed and Character Exemplified

Price: £2,250.00

Here appears the first printings of The Countess of Warwick, Mary Rich's writings. These were previously unpublished and are here in the form of a very scarce dedicatory sermon, written in honour of March Rich. ...

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1680 Peter Heylyn Table Kings Bishops Dukes HERALDRY
1680 Peter Heylyn Table Kings Bishops Dukes HERALDRY

Price: £800.00

Very scarce not listed on ESTC. A detailed and illustrated catalogue of British history and geneaology from Peter Heylyn in a vellum binding. Bound in half vellum with gilt lettering and decoration. Containing the Catalogue of...

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1681 A Short View of the Late Troubles in England Civil War Restoration
1681 A Short View of the Late Troubles in England Civil War Restoration

Price: £950.00

The first edition of this Civil War history by William Dugdale. With an engraved frontispiece and illustrated title page. A fascinating, politically charged work which is told from a Royalist perspective. ...

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1682 The Laws and Acts of Parliament Made by King James the First
1682 The Laws and Acts of Parliament Made by King James the First

Price: £1,895.00

A historically important collection of the legal proceedings of Scotland in the years of turmoil up until the county's merging with England. The first part of this work, lacking the second part....

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1685 A Collection of 86 Loyal Poems all of them Written upon the Two Late Plots
1685 A Collection of 86 Loyal Poems all of them Written upon the Two Late Plots

Price: £2,200.00

A very scarce, first edition of this poetry collection regarding two assassination plots against Charles II, the Rye House Plot and Popish Plot. Collated, complete. This anthology is sometimes...

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1685 A Perfect Copy of all the Summons of the Nobility William Dugdale Heraldry
1685 A Perfect Copy of all the Summons of the Nobility William Dugdale Heraldry

Price: £245.00

A smartly bound copy of this early work on British heraldry and nobility. Penned by an influential scholar who was key to the development of medieval history in academia. Rebound in a smart...

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1687 A Discourse For Taking Off the Tests and Penal Laws About Religion
1687 A Discourse For Taking Off the Tests and Penal Laws About Religion

Price: £400.00

A very sarce first edition of a pamphlet written against the penal laws and test acts that were in place in England, persecuting those who did not belong to the Church of England. A very scarce...

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1687 A Letter to Dr. E.S. Concerning His Late Letter to Mr G and the Account He Gives
1687 A Letter to Dr. E.S. Concerning His Late Letter to Mr G and the Account He Gives

Price: £250.00

A very scarce first edition of Edward Meredith's response to Edward Stillingfleet's pamphlet against the Catholics in a time of religious turmoil in the reign of James II, in the lead up to the Glorious Revolution. ...

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1687 Animadversions on a Late Paper, Entituled, a Letter to a Dissenter
1687 Animadversions on a Late Paper, Entituled, a Letter to a Dissenter

Price: £250.00

A very scarce first edition of Henry Care's pamphlet writing against George Savile's 'Letter to a Dissenter'. Care supported James II and his wish to make a system of free religion in Britain. ...

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1687 The Works of King Charles the Martyr
1687 The Works of King Charles the Martyr

Price: £1,100.00

The wide margined copy of this second edition of this highly important and much disputed work of British history, considered the spiritual autobiography of Charles I, originally penned directly before his execution. Complete...

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1688 James Stewart’s ansvver to a letter writ by Mijn Heer Fagel
1688 James Stewart’s ansvver to a letter writ by Mijn Heer Fagel

Price: £750.00

A seventeenth century pamphlet regarding the repeal of the Penal Laws and Test Acts during the Glorious Revolution. Being a letter written by Sir James Stewart. The first London edition of...

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1689 Answer to a Paper, Entituled, the Grievances of His Majesty's Subjects
1689 Answer to a Paper, Entituled, the Grievances of His Majesty's Subjects

Price: £875.00

A very scarce pamphlet discussing the Council of Wales and the Marches in the seventeenth century, just before its abolition later that year. A very scarce work. Seen only once at auction in...

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1689 The Declaration of the Estates of the Kingdom of Scotland
1689 The Declaration of the Estates of the Kingdom of Scotland

Price: £1,500.00

A very scarce work discussing the 11th April in the 1689 Convention of Estates, determining the settlement of the Scottish throne. A very scarce work. Collated, complete. ESTC citation number...

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1691 Historiae Britannicae Saxonicae Anglo-Danicae Scriptores XV
1691 Historiae Britannicae Saxonicae Anglo-Danicae Scriptores XV

Price: £775.00

The first edition of this volume of Thomas Gale's famed historical work regarding England. Containing monastic chronicles and early annals. In a contemporary half calf binding. With the bookplate...

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1696 Reliquiae Baxterianae
1696 Reliquiae Baxterianae

Price: £9,500.00

The first edition of this important historical autobiography about Richard Baxter, living during a fascinating period of English history including the English Civil War, here edited by Matthew Sylvester. An important...

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1702 The Triumphs of William III Battles Sieges Sea Beek Very Scarce 1st Ed
1702 The Triumphs of William III Battles Sieges Sea Beek Very Scarce 1st Ed

Price: £380.00

A very scarce English translation of this beautifully illustrated synopsis of William of Orange's triumphs. An early edition of the English language edition of this work, translated from the...

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1705-1712 3vol in 6 Clarendon History Rebellion Civil Wars England
1705-1712 3vol in 6 Clarendon History Rebellion Civil Wars England

Price: £1,600.00

A mixed edition collection in their original bindings, of the most influential contemporary history of the Civil War, 'The History Of The Rebellion and Civil Wars In England' by Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon. ...

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1706 A Complete History of England With The Live of King and Queens
1706 A Complete History of England With The Live of King and Queens

Price: £1,200.00

An early, illustrated look at the history of England through the reigns of its monarchs. Collaboratively written by many noted names of the period includingJohn Milton, Samuel Daniell and Sir John Hayward. ...

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1707 3vol in 6 History Rebellion Civil Wars England Clarendon Second Octavo Edition
1707 3vol in 6 History Rebellion Civil Wars England Clarendon Second Octavo Edition

Price: £950.00

A leather bound second octavo edition of the most influential contemporary history of the Civil War, 'The History Of The Rebellion and Civil Wars In England' by Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon. ...

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1709 The Tryal of Thomas Duke of Norfolk by His Peers
1709 The Tryal of Thomas Duke of Norfolk by His Peers

Price: £295.00

A very scarce first edition of this fascinating account of the 1570 trial and execution of Thomas Howard the Duke of Norfolk for treason. The first edition of this work. A very scarce work....

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1713 The Northern Atalantis or York Spy Captain Bland York Limited Ed
1713 The Northern Atalantis or York Spy Captain Bland York Limited Ed

Price: £45.00

A limited edition copy reprint copy of 'The Northern Atalantis of York Spy' a scarce parody work from the eighteenth century. A limited edition reprint, of which there are only 250 standard...

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1719 The British Compendium of Present Nobility Bishops Heraldry Illustrated
1719 The British Compendium of Present Nobility Bishops Heraldry Illustrated

Price: £395.00

A richly illustrated book on British nobility. Third edition. With 66 plates of heraldic devices, portraits of notable people and examples of robes worn by them. Including details of such figures as Osborne, Duke of Leeds, Hastings,...

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1722 An Historical Account Succession House of Hanover Matthias Earbery Scarce
1722 An Historical Account Succession House of Hanover Matthias Earbery Scarce

Price: £95.00

A scarce copy of this critical historical pamphlet by Matthias Earbery.Matthias Earbery was an industrious participant in historical and theological controversy; his bias was consistently broad-church and Whig. This pamphlet,...

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1722 Historiae Ecclesiasticae Gentis Anglorum Libri Quinque Auctore
1722 Historiae Ecclesiasticae Gentis Anglorum Libri Quinque Auctore

Price: £440.00

A scarce copy of John Smith's major work; his edition of Adam Bede's 'Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum'. The first edition of this work, which was presented by his son George following...

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1722 Letters from MR HUTCHESON to EARL of SUNDERLAND
1722 Letters from MR HUTCHESON to EARL of SUNDERLAND

Price: £89.99

Scarce disbound pamphlet containing letters between Archibald Hutcheson and Charles Spencer Sutherland. Archibald Hutcheson (c. 1659 12 August 1740) was a British Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Hastings from...

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1728-31 The History of England, as Well Ecclesiastical as Civil
1728-31 The History of England, as Well Ecclesiastical as Civil

Price: £2,500.00

A very scarce early 18th century bound first edition set of Nicolas Tindal's highly regarded translation of 'The History of England' by Paul de Rapin. Complete in fifteen volumes. Collation...

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1729 3 Vol in 1 Histoire des Revolutions D'Angleterre Pierre-Joseph of Orleans
1729 3 Vol in 1 Histoire des Revolutions D'Angleterre Pierre-Joseph of Orleans

Price: £340.00

A French work on the history of English Revolutions, written by the French historian Pierre-Joseph of Orleans. With a frontispiece. Complete, being three volumes bound as one. In the original...

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1731 A Specimen of Arbitrary Power in a Speech Made by the Grand Seignior to his Janizaries 1st
1731 A Specimen of Arbitrary Power in a Speech Made by the Grand Seignior to his Janizaries 1st

Price: £775.00

An extremely scarce political pamphlet from 1731, written anonymously and regarded as attacking the Prime Minister Robert Walpole. The first and only edition of this work. Written anonymously...

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1731 HERVEY Answer to PULTENEY Craftsman's pamphlet
1731 HERVEY Answer to PULTENEY Craftsman's pamphlet

Price: £99.99

Scarce disbound pamphlet with illuminated letters. Collates complete. John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey (1696 1743), English courtier and political writer and memoirist, was the eldest son of John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, by his...

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1734 A Treatise Concerning the Origin and Progress of Fees
1734 A Treatise Concerning the Origin and Progress of Fees

Price: £490.00

A scarce first edition of this fascinating treatise on succession and inheritance in Scotland. The very scarce first edition of this work. This treatise is a notable work on inheritance and...

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1739 An Account of the Expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily
1739 An Account of the Expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily

Price: £650.00

The first edition of George Byng's work recounting his experiences as the leader of the Sicilian Expedition in 1718, which help to win the War of the Quadruple Alliance. Illustrated with one double-sided folding plate. ...

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1743-5 4vol HISTORY of ENGLAND Rapin MAPS Plates
1743-5 4vol HISTORY of ENGLAND Rapin MAPS Plates

Price: £1,799.99

Four leatherbound volumes with marble paper covered boards and gilt titles to the spines. Volume I has an engraved frontispiece, 3 fold-out maps, 4 foldout plates, and 49 other plates. Volume II has an engraved frontispiece and...

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1744 The Genuineness of Lord Clarendon's History of the Rebellion
1744 The Genuineness of Lord Clarendon's History of the Rebellion

Price: £2,200.00

A very scarce collection of two works on Edward Hyde the first Earl of Clarendon, one being his own autobiography, and the other being a defence of his 'History of the Rebellion' by John Burton. ...

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1745 Chronicon Preciosum An Account of English Gold and Silver Money Fleetwood
1745 Chronicon Preciosum An Account of English Gold and Silver Money Fleetwood

Price: £345.00

Bishop Fleetwood's fascinating exploration of Briti

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1745 Expostulatory Epistle to the Welch Knight, on the Late Revolution in Politicks
1745 Expostulatory Epistle to the Welch Knight, on the Late Revolution in Politicks

Price: £795.00

A very scarce pamphlet that attacks Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn in the time of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. A very scarce work. The signatures for this work run as (-A1), A2-A5, B-D4. ESTC...

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1747-50 2 Vols HISTORY of ENGLAND Thomas CARTE First Ed
1747-50 2 Vols HISTORY of ENGLAND Thomas CARTE First Ed

Price: £324.00

  The first editions of the first two volumes of Thomas Carte's somewhat controversial history of England, with Jacobite leanings. Bright, with wide margins. Volume One and Two Only, of Four. "Carte published the first volume...

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1751 Memoirs Concerning the Ancient Alliance Between the French and Scots
1751 Memoirs Concerning the Ancient Alliance Between the French and Scots

Price: £215.00

A scarce first edition of this interesting history of the alliance between France and Scotland in history, written by Thomas Moncrieff. The first edition of this work. A scarce work. A fascinating...

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1751 Some Thoughts Upon a Bill for General Naturalization
1751 Some Thoughts Upon a Bill for General Naturalization

Price: £450.00

An incredibly scarce first edition of this pamphlet discussing the abandoned 1751 bill of general naturalization. The first edition of this work. An incredibly scarce work. Collated, complete....

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1752 An Introduction to the Knowledge of the Stile of Writs
1752 An Introduction to the Knowledge of the Stile of Writs

Price: £180.00

The fourth edition of this insightful legal textbook on Scottish law, written by the founder of a law school, John Spottiswoode. The fourth edition of this work. A work on Scottish law. This...

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1752 The Free-Mason's Pocket Companion
1752 The Free-Mason's Pocket Companion

Price: £550.00

A very scarce first edition of this pocket companion work for Freemasons, containing a short history of the Freemasons, and a selection of their songs. A very scarce work. The first edition...

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1753 The Duke of Newcastle's Letter to Monsieur Michell Scarce 1st
1753 The Duke of Newcastle's Letter to Monsieur Michell Scarce 1st

Price: £120.00

A scarce first edition of this historical letter written by Thomas Pelham-Holmes the Duke of Newcastle, to Monsieur Michell.The first edition of this work. A scarce work. A letter written by Thomas Pelham-Holmes, the Duke of...

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1754 The Pocket Companion and History of Free-Masons
1754 The Pocket Companion and History of Free-Masons

Price: £695.00

A scarce first edition of John Entick's engrossing work on the Freemasons and their history, illustrated with a frontispiece. The first edition of this work. An early work on the subject. ...

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1754 The Staggering State of the Scots Statesmen For One Hundred Years
1754 The Staggering State of the Scots Statesmen For One Hundred Years

Price: £475.00

A vanishingly scarce first edition of this work discussing the statesmen of Scotland from 1550 to 1560, written by John Scot. The first (and only) edition of this work. A very scarce work,...

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1755 A Large New Catalogue of the Bishops of Several Sees
1755 A Large New Catalogue of the Bishops of Several Sees

Price: £170.00

A fascinating work on the bishops and religious houses that were found in Scotland up to the year 1688. This work is an account of the Bishops religious houses in Scotland up to the Reformation....

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1756 The Tradesmans Director Shopkeepers Companion Scarce Weights Book-keeping
1756 The Tradesmans Director Shopkeepers Companion Scarce Weights Book-keeping

Price: £2,500.00

A scarce eighteenth century book .Containing such instructions as will enable the shop-keeper to carry on his business with more ease and greater exactness than is usually done.Gives a good overview of the world of business and commerce...

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1758-59 9vol History of England T. Smollett Illustrated Folding Maps 2nd 3rd Ed
1758-59 9vol History of England T. Smollett Illustrated Folding Maps 2nd 3rd Ed

Price: £475.00

A nine volume set (of 10) of Tobias Smollett's 'History of England', illustrated throughout, including with folding plates to Volume I all with the original binding. A nine volume set, lacking...

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1764 Valentine Green Survey City Worcester Ecclesiastical Civil Government
1764 Valentine Green Survey City Worcester Ecclesiastical Civil Government

Price: £170.00

An uncommon Eighteenth Century study of Worcester.With pull out illustrations, throughout, this early work is an informed and detailed survey and history, tracing the city from its time under Roman and Saxon rule up until the author's...

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1765 The Free Masons Pocket-Companion
1765 The Free Masons Pocket-Companion

Price: £795.00

A very scarce edition of this freemason work discussing the history of the society, and the songs of the masons, compiled by John Entick.  A very scarce work. With excellent provenance...

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1767-71 2vol The History and Life of King Henry the Second George Lord Lyttelton
1767-71 2vol The History and Life of King Henry the Second George Lord Lyttelton

Price: £190.00

Two volumes from George Lyttelton's biographical work on King Henry II. In lovely contemporary bindings, this comprehensive work looks at this esteemed monarch. Lacking volume II, and IV, being...

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1769 - 1775 10vol Description of England and Wales Illustrated
1769 - 1775 10vol Description of England and Wales Illustrated

Price: £650.00

A complete ten volume set about the history of England and Wales, exploring the counties of both countries, illustrated with two-hundred and forty plates. Complete in ten volumes. This set...

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1769 The History and Antiquities of the Exchequer of the Kings of England
1769 The History and Antiquities of the Exchequer of the Kings of England

Price: £1,190.00

A scarce second edition of Thomas Madox's standard work on Medieval history and the position of the Exchequer to the King or Queen of England throughout history, complete in two volumes. A...

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1770 Clarendon's History of England Illustrated Plates Map First Edition Thus
1770 Clarendon's History of England Illustrated Plates Map First Edition Thus

Price: £695.00

A set of Hugh Clarendon's History of England. The works presents a sweeping view of British history, "Particularly, Its Origin; the Progress of its Empire; Laws; civil and religious Establishments; its various Operations naval and...

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1771 3vols BARONETAGE of England Kimber Johnson plates
1771 3vols BARONETAGE of England Kimber Johnson plates

Price: £1,299.99

Three volumes bound in full leather with gilt titles to the spine, gilt detailing to the boards, and collates complete with 36 plates and in a lovely original binding. Scarce. Containing a genealogical and historical account of...

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1771 4vols History of England Earliest Time to the Death of George II Goldsmith
1771 4vols History of England Earliest Time to the Death of George II Goldsmith

Price: £300.00

A delightful four volume set of historical work by Oliver Goldsmith, in a uniform calf binding with gilt to the spines. A first edition copy of this work. Complete in four volumes. Handsomely...

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1771-8 3vols Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland Sir John Dalrymple Second Ed
1771-8 3vols Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland Sir John Dalrymple Second Ed

Price: £1,240.00

The complete three volumes of Sir John Dalrymple's comprehensive history of Great Britain and Ireland from the dissolution of the last Parliament of Charles II until the turn of the eighteenth century. ...

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1772-1809 22 vols Archaeologia: Miscellaneous Tracts Folding Plates Colour Illustrated
1772-1809 22 vols Archaeologia: Miscellaneous Tracts Folding Plates Colour Illustrated

Price: £2,350.00

Twenty two fascinating volumes from the Society of Antiquaries of London's monumental 'Archaeologia'; copiously illustrated throughout with in-text illustrations and plates, many of which are folding and or coloured....

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1774 An Abridgement of the History of England by Dr Goldsmith
1774 An Abridgement of the History of England by Dr Goldsmith

Price: £99.99

A small volume of An Abridgement of the History of England by Dr. Goldsmith.Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1730 4 April 1774) was an Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766),...

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1778 A Treatise On Agistment Tithe Thomas Bateman Second Edition Half Calf
1778 A Treatise On Agistment Tithe Thomas Bateman Second Edition Half Calf

Price: £130.00

A pleasing copy of this scarce work from the eighteenth century explore the tithe system of the eighteenth century. Rebound in a half calf binding, with marbled paper covered boards and new...

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1778 Ahiman Rezon
1778 Ahiman Rezon

Price: £995.00

A scarce third edition of Laurence Dermott's important work on the history and constitution of the Freemasons. The third edition of this work, a scarce early edition. This work is a constitution...

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1781 7vol HISTORY of NORFOLK Antiquities NORWICH scarce
1781 7vol HISTORY of NORFOLK Antiquities NORWICH scarce

Price: £1,400.00

A superb set of this very scarce history of Norfolk. Very rarely seen and then only in individual volumes. Seven leatherbound volumes with gilt detailing to the spine, marble paper covered boards and marble foredge. Volume IV -...

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1782 2vol The History of Scotland Gilbert Stuart Leather Yarborough Appuldurcombe
1782 2vol The History of Scotland Gilbert Stuart Leather Yarborough Appuldurcombe

Price: £320.00

A complete two volume set of Gilbert Stuart's fascinating history of Scotland, with particular emphasis on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots who reigned over Scotland from 1542 to 1567. Gilbert...

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1782 Rider's British Merlin ALMANAC Cardanus Rider
1782 Rider's British Merlin ALMANAC Cardanus Rider

Price: £205.00

A scarce 1782 Rider's British Merlin almanac and the 1782 Royal Kalender, containing a fascinating variety of information, including agricultural insights, fair dates, members of parliament, colonial ministers, and army officers,...

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1783-1816 4 Vols DOMESDAY BOOK with Indices
1783-1816 4 Vols DOMESDAY BOOK with Indices

Price: £2,450.00

The 1783 Domesday Book, with 1816 Additional Volumes. Bound in leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration. Publication Information for Volumes I and II from the ESTC #T97297. Volume...

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1785 5vol The History of England From Revolution to George II T. Smollet
1785 5vol The History of England From Revolution to George II T. Smollet

Price: £425.00

Five complete volumes of Tobias Smollett's continuation of 'The History of England', carrying on from David Hume's work in an original binding. Complete in five volumes. Five volumes of Tobias...

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1785-87 6 Vol in 3 Antiquities of England and Wales Frances Grose Illus
1785-87 6 Vol in 3 Antiquities of England and Wales Frances Grose Illus

Price: £875.00

Francis Grose's extensive work on the historical monuments and antiquities in England and Wales, illustrated profusely throughout. Six volumes in three. A new edition. 'The Antiquities of...

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1786 A Political Index to the Histories of Great Britain and Ireland R Beatson
1786 A Political Index to the Histories of Great Britain and Ireland R Beatson

Price: £70.00

A uncommon work of British and Irish History, documenting the important clerical, political and military figures over three centuries. In three parts. First edition (Copac). An interesting...

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1787 John Topham Liber Quotidianus Contrarotulatoris Garderobae Edward I
1787 John Topham Liber Quotidianus Contrarotulatoris Garderobae Edward I

Price: £100.00

An uncommon account of Edward I's wardrobe account, with an analytical introduction by English official, antiquary and librarian John Topham. This work transcribes the wardrobe account of Edward...

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1791 Report of the Trials of the Rioters Warwick Baron Perryn Very Scarce 1st
1791 Report of the Trials of the Rioters Warwick Baron Perryn Very Scarce 1st

Price: £275.00

A very scarce first edition of this account of the 1791 Birmingham Riots, presided over by Richard Perryn. A very scarce work. The first edition of this work. An account of the 1791 Priestley...

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1791 The Royal Kalendar
1791 The Royal Kalendar

Price: £640.00

A handsomely rebound work, containing The Royal Kalendar and Rider's British Merlin for the year 1791, both important works of original source material relating to British history and genealogy. ...

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1792 A General History of Inland Navigation Phillips Illus Map
1792 A General History of Inland Navigation Phillips Illus Map

Price: £650.00

John Phillips' condensed history of canals in England, looking at their usage for travel and and trade purposes. John Phillips is thought to be the first person to document and research British...

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1793 2vols The History of the British Colonies in the West Indies Bryan Edwards
1793 2vols The History of the British Colonies in the West Indies Bryan Edwards

Price: £1,900.00

A set of The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the Est Indies by Bryan Edwards.Complete in two volumes.With one large folding map on two separate sheets in volume I, and three double-page and three folding letterpress...

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1793 Authentic Copies of Letters Between H. Clinton and Commissioners Uncommon
1793 Authentic Copies of Letters Between H. Clinton and Commissioners Uncommon

Price: £125.00

An uncommon collection of letters from Henry Clinton, a British Army officer, to the commissioners for auditing the public accounts. Henry Clinton was a British Army officer best known for his...

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1793 Science of Heraldry in ENGLAND FIRST colour plates
1793 Science of Heraldry in ENGLAND FIRST colour plates

Price: £1,079.99

A nice clean first edition of Dallaway's work on Heraldry with bright hand-coloured plates First Edition Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards, gilt lettering and blind embossed detail. In the original binding. Collated...

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1793 The History of Mary Queen of Scots Thomas Robertson Second Ed Very Scarce
1793 The History of Mary Queen of Scots Thomas Robertson Second Ed Very Scarce

Price: £390.00

The very scarce second edition of this fascinating historical work by noted historian and theologian Thomas Robertson. ESTC Citation No. T73938. Very scarce. The second edition of the work....

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1794 The History of Great Britain
1794 The History of Great Britain

Price: £220.00

A comprehensive history of Great Britain and European influences with folding royal lineages. The work of English historian James Pettit Andrews, this thorough history looks chronologically...

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1797 3vol Annals of Scotland the Accession of Malcolm III to Stewart D Dalrymple
1797 3vol Annals of Scotland the Accession of Malcolm III to Stewart D Dalrymple

Price: £490.00

The complete three volumes of David Dalrymple's Annals of Scotland.With a portrait frontispiece of Sir David Dalrymple, Lord Hailes, to volume I.The Annals of Scotland track Scotland's historical records from the accession of...

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1799-1808 6v PUBLIC CHARACTERS for 1799 to 1807
1799-1808 6v PUBLIC CHARACTERS for 1799 to 1807

Price: £325.00

A collection of Richard Phillips' Public Characters, short biographies of eminent public figures. An important contemporary reference. Normally seen as single volumes for up to 150-200 per volume. A good run, smewhat spotted and...

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1801 Illustrations of Masonry
1801 Illustrations of Masonry

Price: £400.00

A very scarce first edition of John Cole's freemason work, illustrated here with a frontispiece. A very scarce work. The first edition of this work. A work on the Freemasons and their history....

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1801 Illustrations of Masonry Cole on Masonry
1801 Illustrations of Masonry Cole on Masonry

Price: £450.00

A very scarce first edition of John Cole's early work on Freemasonry, with the first appearance of Cole's Tracing Board, illustrated with one plate. A very scarce work. Not seen at auction since...

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1802 Browne's Masonic Master-Key Through the Three Degrees
1802 Browne's Masonic Master-Key Through the Three Degrees

Price: £495.00

The second edition of this masonic work on ciphers in the Freemason society, written by John Browne. The second edition of this work. A Masonic work on the Freemason cipher, intended for those...

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1802 Memoirs of the Peers of England James the First Egerton Brydges Illus 1st
1802 Memoirs of the Peers of England James the First Egerton Brydges Illus 1st

Price: £90.00

The first edition of this collection of memoirs on British Peers during the reign of James I, illustrated throughout, written by Egerton Brydges. The first edition of this work. A large paper...

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1802 The History of England From the Earliest Dawn G C Lyttleton Vol II
1802 The History of England From the Earliest Dawn G C Lyttleton Vol II

Price: £75.00

Volume II of this comprehensive history of England by author, George Courtney Lyttleton. Illustrated throughout, with a frontispiece of Henry IV and forty-three plates. Rebacked with original...

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1802-03 39vol The British Essayists Alexander Chalmers Frontispiece
1802-03 39vol The British Essayists Alexander Chalmers Frontispiece

Price: £650.00

A thirty-nine volume collection of essays from prominent British Essayists. Incomplete, as lacking volumes VII, XVII, XXIX, XXXI, XXXVIII, and XLII, with thirty-nine volumes present here in...

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1804 A Letter Addressed to the Rt. Hon. Lord Hobart
1804 A Letter Addressed to the Rt. Hon. Lord Hobart

Price: £400.00

A very scarce collection of letters written by Colonel Thomas Picton, in an attractive contemporary binding. A very scarce work. A new edition of this work. Both the original edition and new...

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1805 History of the City and Cathedral of Lichfield John Jackson First Thus
1805 History of the City and Cathedral of Lichfield John Jackson First Thus

Price: £130.00

A very smart copy of this historical look at Lichfield city and cathedral. A first thus, being the first expanded edition. The first expanded edition. This work was first issued in 1795, with...

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1805 The Farmer's Calendar Arthur Young Agriculture Uncommon Sixth Edition
1805 The Farmer's Calendar Arthur Young Agriculture Uncommon Sixth Edition

Price: £60.00

An uncommon work of a agricultural history by the noted writer and agriculturalist, Arthur Young. Uncommon. The sixth edition, greatly enlarged and improved. Written by Arthur Young, the...

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1806 Calendarium Inquisitionum Post Mortem Sive Escaetarum Temporibus Regum
1806 Calendarium Inquisitionum Post Mortem Sive Escaetarum Temporibus Regum

Price: £69.99

An interesting record of deaths, listing all land owners who held his lands under various forms of feudal land tenure directly from the king.  Written in Latin, with a dedication to King George III in English. "Transcript...

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1807 Goldsmith Morell History Of England From Earliest Times To Present Period
1807 Goldsmith Morell History Of England From Earliest Times To Present Period

Price: £69.99

The History of England, From The Earliest Times to The End of The Reign of George II. by Dr. Goldsmith And Continued to The Present Period by Thomas Morell. A new edition. Two volumes bound in one. Embellished with a...

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1808 3vol The History of England From the Earliest Dawn G C Lyttleton Illus
1808 3vol The History of England From the Earliest Dawn G C Lyttleton Illus

Price: £600.00

A mixed edition set of this beautifully illustrated historical work. Uniformly rebound in a lovely half calf binding. Collated using the binder's directions to the rear of volume III. 'Philip...

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1808 A History Of The Reign Of James The Second Charles James Fox First Edition
1808 A History Of The Reign Of James The Second Charles James Fox First Edition

Price: £140.00

A first edition of Fox's uncompleted history of James II of England. First Edition. Featuring an engraved portrait frontispiece of Charles James Fox. With an appendix to the rear. Charles James Fox was a prominent British...

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1808 Charles James Fox History Of Early Part Of The Reign Of James Second First
1808 Charles James Fox History Of Early Part Of The Reign Of James Second First

Price: £250.00

A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second; with an Introductory Chapter to Which is Added an Appendix by the Right Hon. Charles James Fox. Fox was engaged in this history for may years, however, he died before...

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1808 Evening Amusements William Frend Beauty of the Heaven Scarce
1808 Evening Amusements William Frend Beauty of the Heaven Scarce

Price: £125.00

A scarce work by William Frend on the astronomical observations for the year 1808, with illustrations throughout. 'Evening Amusements' is an interesting observation on the astronomical circumstances...

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1808 History of James II Introductory Chapter Charles James Fox First Edition
1808 History of James II Introductory Chapter Charles James Fox First Edition

Price: £350.00

A first edition copy of the History of James II, focusing on the early years of his reign. First edition. This particular work was written by Charles James Fox. Unfinished at the time of...

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1808 Ready RECKONER Daniel FENNING Joseph MOON
1808 Ready RECKONER Daniel FENNING Joseph MOON

Price: £234.00

A smart copy of this Georgian working book showing the measurements and values of goods. The thirteenth edition. Containing numerous tables allowing readers to 'ascertain the Value of any Number of Hundreds, Pounds, Ounces,...

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1808 The Genuine Account of the Trial of Eugene Aram
1808 The Genuine Account of the Trial of Eugene Aram

Price: £340.00

A pleasing ninth edition of this popular work describing in depth the 1759 trail of Eugene Aram for the murder of Daniel Clark. The ninth edition of this work. A very scarce edition, with none...

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1809 The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts
1809 The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts

Price: £5,300.00

A superior copy of the first edition of this important biography of the Admiral Lord Nelson, written by James Stanier Clarke, well bound in a full diced calf binding. Illustrated throughout. ...

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1810 Important Considerations Respectfully Addressed Distinguished Female Invalid
1810 Important Considerations Respectfully Addressed Distinguished Female Invalid

Price: £550.00

A very scarce treatise regarding Bristol Hot-Wells and the treatment of patients. Undated, Worldcat states the date to to be c1808. However, 'The Monthly Repository of Theology and General...

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1810 James Caulfield Cromwelliana 1st Edition Of 250 Large Paper Copies
1810 James Caulfield Cromwelliana 1st Edition Of 250 Large Paper Copies

Price: £590.00

A limited edition collection of primary sources on Oliver Cromwell during the civil war period.The work draws together contemporary documents, including newspaper articles and other ephemera, which shed a light on Cromwell, his...

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1810 Letters Written By the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of
1810 Letters Written By the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of

Price: £90.00

An unusual compact edition of Philip Dormer Stanhope's, the Earl of Chesterfield, famous letters written to his son. Illustrated with frontispieces. Complete in three volumes. A collection...

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1811 2 Vol Inquisitionum Ad Capellam Domini Regis Scottish Archives FIRST Ed
1811 2 Vol Inquisitionum Ad Capellam Domini Regis Scottish Archives FIRST Ed

Price: £225.00

Two volumes of this very scarce work on the public archives of Scotland, dating from the early nineteenth century. First Edition. Volume I features a facsimilie of the records. Two volumes from a three volume set. In...

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1811 Richard Burton Admirable Curiosities Greenly Half Calf Illustrated
1811 Richard Burton Admirable Curiosities Greenly Half Calf Illustrated

Price: £210.00

An illustrated 19th century 'new edition' of the 17th century historical work by Nathaniel Crouch - the English printer and bookseller who wrote under the pseudonym Richard Burton. Crouch was considered by later...

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1811 The History and Antiquities of Gloucester Thomas Rudge Illus Abbey First Ed
1811 The History and Antiquities of Gloucester Thomas Rudge Illus Abbey First Ed

Price: £155.00

The one volume edition of Thomas Rudge's comprehensive historical guide to Gloucester. Rebound, in a very smart quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards. The first edition of this work,...

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1812 LORD GRENVILLE LETTER to the Earl of FINGAL
1812 LORD GRENVILLE LETTER to the Earl of FINGAL

Price: £27.99

Disbound volume. William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville PC (25 October 1759 12 January 1834), was a British Whig statesman and Prime Minister. The son of Whig Prime Minister George Grenville and Elizabeth Wyndham, daughter...

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1812 Time's Telescope for 1815; A Complete Guide to the Almanack
1812 Time's Telescope for 1815; A Complete Guide to the Almanack

Price: £60.00

The second edition of the 1815 'Time's Telescope', detailing the year and all of the significant holidays and events. The second edition of this work. A reprint of the 1815 issue of the 'Time's...

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1812-17 Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century
1812-17 Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century

Price: £900.00

A nice set of John Nichols' fascinating and essential historical document looking into the history and anecdotes of literature in the eighteenth century. Illustrated. The first edition of these...

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1813 The Muse of Masonry
1813 The Muse of Masonry

Price: £500.00

A very scarce Freemasonic work, containgina collection of Masonic songs, formerly from the Lodge of Harmony Masonic Library Catalogue. A very scarce work. From the library of the Lodge of Harmony...

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1813 Westminster Abbey with Other Occassional Poems illustrated Thomas Maurice
1813 Westminster Abbey with Other Occassional Poems illustrated Thomas Maurice

Price: £120.00

A collection of poems that includes: "Westminster-Abbey : An Elegiac and Historical Poem", "The Lotos of Egypt" and "Hinda; an Arabian Elegy". Features full-page intricate illustrations of Westminster. From the author...

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1814 12 Volumes The History of Great Britain
1814 12 Volumes The History of Great Britain

Price: £1,190.00

A twelve volume library set collecting Robert Henry's The History of Great Britain. This uncommon fifth edition of historian and minister Robert Henry's highly successful twelve part 'The History...

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1814 2vol Gesta Navali Della Monarchia Inglese Stefano Egidio Petronj Illus
1814 2vol Gesta Navali Della Monarchia Inglese Stefano Egidio Petronj Illus

Price: £475.00

A poem of the naval exploits of the British monarchy by Stefano Egidio Petronj. Complete in two volumes. In Italian with a French preface and historical and political notes by Joseph Lavallee. Many monarchs in volume I are...

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1814 Vox Stellarum LOYAL ALMANACK Star Napoleonic MOORE
1814 Vox Stellarum LOYAL ALMANACK Star Napoleonic MOORE

Price: £29.99

An interesting almanac dating from the penultimate year of the Napoleonic Wars, and featuring predictions based on planetary movements. Containing: 'A table of terms and their returns; the full, changes, and quarters of the...

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1815 2vol Cavis Calendaria Analysis of the Calendar John Brady
1815 2vol Cavis Calendaria Analysis of the Calendar John Brady

Price: £75.00

A two volume set of John Brady's look at the history of significant days of the year. Complete in two volumes. This work looks at the history of significant days of the year, including saints...

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1815 A Sermon Preached Before the Lodge of Harmony
1815 A Sermon Preached Before the Lodge of Harmony

Price: £170.00

A very scarce sermon that was preached in front of freemasons on John the Evangelist's feast day. A very scarce work, with only one on Jisc, held at the University of Oxford Libraries. A transcript...

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1815 The History of the Kings of England Rev John Sharpe First Ed Translation
1815 The History of the Kings of England Rev John Sharpe First Ed Translation

Price: £375.00

The first English translation of 12th century historian William of Malmesbury's history of the Kings of England, otherwise known as his 'Gesta Regum Anglorum'. A scarce work. With a biography...

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1815 WILLIAM GODWIN history politics MILTON biography
1815 WILLIAM GODWIN history politics MILTON biography

Price: £799.99

Cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. First edition and a scarce book, which is illustrated with two lovely engraved portraits. This rare book is an ex library copy and is therefore priced accordingly. Lives...

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1816 A Historical Survey on the Customs, Habits and Present State of the Gypsies
1816 A Historical Survey on the Customs, Habits and Present State of the Gypsies

Price: £450.00

A first edition copy of the first English survey of Romani people by the English Quaker and author John Hoyland; often cited as the standard nineteenth century work on the subject. Examining...

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1816 Evening Amusements Beauty of the Heavens William Frend Scarce
1816 Evening Amusements Beauty of the Heavens William Frend Scarce

Price: £120.00

An interesting and very scarce astronomical analysis of the year 1816. A very scarce work. 'Evening Amusements' is an interesting observation on the astronomical circumstances in 1816, including...

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1817 The Constitution of Free-Masonry; or, Ahiman Rezon
1817 The Constitution of Free-Masonry; or, Ahiman Rezon

Price: £620.00

A good edition of Laurence Dermott's influential and important Freemason work 'Ahiman Rezon', from the library of the Lodge of Harmony. With a half-title. Lodge of Harmony Library label to...

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1818 3vol Historical Memoirs of My Own Time N. William Wraxall Frontispiece
1818 3vol Historical Memoirs of My Own Time N. William Wraxall Frontispiece

Price: £550.00

Three volumes of Nathaniel William Wraxall's memoirs of life in the late eighteenth century. The third edition of this work. This corrected edition was published in 1818, after Wraxall had...

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1818 Memorialls or the Memorable Things Robert Law Witchcraft First Edition
1818 Memorialls or the Memorable Things Robert Law Witchcraft First Edition

Price: £645.00

The first edition of this work on witchcraft by Robert Law. Edited from the original manuscript by Scottish antiquary and artist, Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe. With an illustrated frontispiece....

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1819 FOREIGN EXCHANGES Currency British Tables Rates
1819 FOREIGN EXCHANGES Currency British Tables Rates

Price: £252.00

An extensive guide to worldwide currency conversion from Great Britain in the early nineteenth century. Shewing, at one view, any sum of foreign money reduced into British sterling, and British money into foreign, with those countries...

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1819-30 8vols A History of England Rev John Lingard Tudor Roman M'Cann
1819-30 8vols A History of England Rev John Lingard Tudor Roman M'Cann

Price: £440.00

Eight volumes of this comprehensive history of England. With volumes I-III being 'From the First Invasion by The Romans to the Accession of Henry VIII'. Volume IV is from Henry VIII to the...

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1820 Circumstantial Account of the Preparation for Charles II Coronation Scarce
1820 Circumstantial Account of the Preparation for Charles II Coronation Scarce

Price: £795.00

A scarce account of the preparations regarding Charles II's coronation. Containing an installation of knights, creation of peers etc. The information to this work has been taken from an original...

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1820 The Black Book or Corruption Unmasked John Wade Clergy Debt First Edition
1820 The Black Book or Corruption Unmasked John Wade Clergy Debt First Edition

Price: £125.00

The first edition of this exposition of various authoritative bodies, to inspire political change in the early nineteenth century. Being John Wade's best known work, this insightful tirade was the expose that the nineteenth...

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1821 2vols George the Third His Court and Family John Galt Illustrated
1821 2vols George the Third His Court and Family John Galt Illustrated

Price: £140.00

An illustrated biography of the life and monarchy of King George III of England, written by John Galt. Complete in two volumes. An interesting look at the life of George III, discussing his...

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1821 Moral Gallantry a Discourse by the Late Sir George Mackenzie
1821 Moral Gallantry a Discourse by the Late Sir George Mackenzie

Price: £58.00

A scarce edition of Moral Gallantry: a Discourse by the Late Sir George Mackenzie, or Rosehaugh, Advocate to King Charles II and King James VII.With other essays, intimately connected with the Subject.With a dedication to the Nobility...

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1822 2 parts in 1 Polyanthea Librorum Vetustiorum Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges Scarce
1822 2 parts in 1 Polyanthea Librorum Vetustiorum Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges Scarce

Price: £345.00

A very scarce work by Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges presenting various translations of 'Polyanthea Librorum Vetustiorum'. Two parts in one. A very scarce work. One of seventy five copies printed....

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1822 2vol Memoires of the Last Ten Years of George II Reign Horace Walpole Illus
1822 2vol Memoires of the Last Ten Years of George II Reign Horace Walpole Illus

Price: £175.00

Horace Walpole's politically fuelled memoir of the last decade of George II's reign. A fascinating contemporaneous account of this historical period. The first edition of this work. With...

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1822 A Historical Account of His Majesty's Visit to Scotland 4th Ed Illus
1822 A Historical Account of His Majesty's Visit to Scotland 4th Ed Illus

Price: £300.00

The fourth edition of this work regarding George IV's visit to Scotland. Illustrated, with five folding plates. With the bookplate of David James Benjamin to the front pastedown. The folding...

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1822 Reminiscences Charles Butler Leather History
1822 Reminiscences Charles Butler Leather History

Price: £45.00

A leather bound copy of Charles Butler's work 'Reminiscences'. Charles Butler's 'Reminiscences'. Charles Butler was born in London in 1750. A lawyer and miscellaneous author, he was a prolific...

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1822 The History and Antiquities of the Town of Ludlow and its Ancient Castle
1822 The History and Antiquities of the Town of Ludlow and its Ancient Castle

Price: £160.00

A scarce edition of this local interest book on Ludlow.With other particulars interesting to strangers and residents.With an engraved frontispiece of Ludlow.

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1823 History of Great Britain Antoine de Moleville Edward Holt Illus Very Scarce
1823 History of Great Britain Antoine de Moleville Edward Holt Illus Very Scarce

Price: £240.00

A very scarce copy of Edward Holt's continuation of Antoine de Moleville's history of Great Britain, illustrated with portraits throughout. A very scarce work, with only one listed in WorldCat...

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1824 4vols BIBLIOTHECA BRITANNICA Robert Watt
1824 4vols BIBLIOTHECA BRITANNICA Robert Watt

Price: £431.99

Four leatherbound volumes with marble paper covered boards, gilt foredge, and marble paper pastedowns. Dr Robert Watt (bapt. May 1, 1774 March 12, 1819) was a Scottish physician and bibliographer. Watt's first bibliographical...

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1824 A Sammelband of Works on of Politics in Scotland
1824 A Sammelband of Works on of Politics in Scotland

Price: £470.00

A very scarce collection of pamphlets discussing various aspects of politics in Scotland between the years 1824 and 1899. A very scarce work. A collection of works looking at the politics,...

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1824 Georgii III Regis Rover Calder Salter Hebble Bridge Act
1824 Georgii III Regis Rover Calder Salter Hebble Bridge Act

Price: £27.00

A very scarce piece of legal history in the form of an act commissioned by the monarch George III. A very scarce work. An interest act proposing extending the navigation of the River Calder...

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1824-18274vol History of Scotland Aikman Folding Plate First Edition Very Scarce
1824-18274vol History of Scotland Aikman Folding Plate First Edition Very Scarce

Price: £850.00

A very scarce first edition of this fascinating history of Scotland in its original binding, with only one four volume copy held at the Durham University. The first two volumes of this set...

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1825 2vol Memoirs of Elizabeth Stuart Queen of Bohemia Miss Benger
1825 2vol Memoirs of Elizabeth Stuart Queen of Bohemia Miss Benger

Price: £140.00

A fascinating biographical work on Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, in two volumes. The first edition of this work. Written by Miss Benger, an author who penned biographies on other women...

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1825 2vol The Antiquary's Portfolio Historical & Literary Curiosities J. S. Forsyth
1825 2vol The Antiquary's Portfolio Historical & Literary Curiosities J. S. Forsyth

Price: £35.00

A collection of anecdotes of customs and manners from British history, written by J. S. Forsyth, illustrated with a frontispiece to each volume. Complete in two volumes. This work is an interesting...

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1825 Introduction To Heraldry Hugh Clark Illustrated Rebound Leather
1825 Introduction To Heraldry Hugh Clark Illustrated Rebound Leather

Price: £220.00

An attractively rebound volume by Hugh Clark, offering a introduction into the study of heraldry. Rebound, lacking the title page and content pages. Due to lacking title page the date and...

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1825 Lettres sur l'ANGLETERRE by Auguste STAHL-HOLSTEIN
1825 Lettres sur l'ANGLETERRE by Auguste STAHL-HOLSTEIN

Price: £89.99

The uncommon first edition of de Stael-Holstein's letters concerning political and cultural observations of England. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. In The Travellers Club binding, with their emblem to the...

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1825 Memoirs of Samuel Pepys
1825 Memoirs of Samuel Pepys

Price: £3,900.00

The first printed edition of this famous diary, and therefore contemporaneous account of the fire of London. Edited by Lord Braybrooke using John Smith's transcription of the original diary. ...

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1825 Naval History of Great Britain Captain William Goldsmith Biography Scarce
1825 Naval History of Great Britain Captain William Goldsmith Biography Scarce

Price: £355.00

A handsome copy of William Goldsmith's work of naval history, with several short biogrpahies of noted Admirals and Naval Officers. Scarce. Rebound in a quarter morocco binding, with marbled...

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1825 The Miscellaneous Writings of John Evelyn Esq by William Upcott
1825 The Miscellaneous Writings of John Evelyn Esq by William Upcott

Price: £180.00

This text feature all manner of writings by Evelyn including his translation of "Of Liberty and Servitude" and "The Ladies Dressing-Room Unlock'd". Evelyn is mostly known for his diaries or Memoirs, which are largely contemporaneous...

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1825-1832 A Short and Easy Method With the Jews Deists Charles Leslie New Edition Very Scarce
1825-1832 A Short and Easy Method With the Jews Deists Charles Leslie New Edition Very Scarce

Price: £440.00

A very scarce copy, containing an 1832 edition of Charles Leslie's 'A Short and Easy Method With the Deists' bound with an 1825 copy of his 'A Short and Easy Method With the Jews'. Charles...

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1826 3vol The Lives of the Norths Francis North Charles II James II Popish Plot
1826 3vol The Lives of the Norths Francis North Charles II James II Popish Plot

Price: £240.00

An attractive three volume set of this famous biographies of the North family.Complete in three volumes with a frontispiece to each volume.Written by Roger North detailing the lives of his three brothers, the most famous...

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1827-1830 6vols The History of Scotland John Struthers James Aikman Folding Map First Edition
1827-1830 6vols The History of Scotland John Struthers James Aikman Folding Map First Edition

Price: £900.00

A uniformly bound collection of these two charming sets of influential Scottish historical works, with a informative folding map and many other portraits. Contains The History of Scotland by...

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1828 Papers Relative to the Marriage of King James to Princess Anna Very Scarce
1828 Papers Relative to the Marriage of King James to Princess Anna Very Scarce

Price: £190.00

This is a very interesting and very scarce historical work on the marriage of James VI and Anna of Denmark. A very scarce work. James VI was the only son of Mary Queen of Scots, and he succeeded...

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1829 1829 Rolls of Arms of the Reigns of Henry III and Edward III
1829 1829 Rolls of Arms of the Reigns of Henry III and Edward III

Price: £45.00

A very scarce work of English history, edited by Nicholas Harris Nicolas. This particular copy has been rebound in a attractive full calf binding. Rebound in an attractive full calf binding....

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1829 A Roll of Arms of the Reign of Edward The Second
1829 A Roll of Arms of the Reign of Edward The Second

Price: £125.00

A very scarce work of British history edited by Nicholas Harris Nicolas, handsomely bound in a half vellum binding. Very scarce. Handsomely bound in a half vellum binding with marbled paper...

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1829 A Short View of the History of Free-Masonry
1829 A Short View of the History of Free-Masonry

Price: £350.00

An uncommon first edition of this concise and informative history of the Freemasons in England, written by the antiquarian William Sandys. The first edition of this work. An uncommon work....

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1829 Jones' Views of the Seats Mansions Castles Illus England Historical
1829 Jones' Views of the Seats Mansions Castles Illus England Historical

Price: £230.00

A smartly bound copy of this fascinating account of the significant seats, castles and mansions of nineteenth century prominent noblemen. A fascinating survey, which looks at many country houses...

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1829 Modern Athens: Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century
1829 Modern Athens: Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century

Price: £280.00

A fascinating historical and topographical examination of Edinburgh in the nineteenth century. Copiously illustrated throughout with eighty seven plates from original drawings by Thomas H Shepherd....

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1830 4vols The History of the Reformation of the Church of England G Burnet
1830 4vols The History of the Reformation of the Church of England G Burnet

Price: £400.00

A comprehensive work on the reformation of the Church of England. With twenty two plates across all volumes.Collated using the binder's instructions, complete.Plates are portraits of the key players in the reformation, the Tudor Monarchs,...

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1830 Privy Purse Expenses Elizabeth of York Wardrobe Accounts Edward IV Nicolas
1830 Privy Purse Expenses Elizabeth of York Wardrobe Accounts Edward IV Nicolas

Price: £175.00

An interesting look into the lives of Elizabeth of York and her father Edward IV, written by Nicholas Harris Nicolas. This historical work offers a very interesting insight into the characters...

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1830-34 2 Vol in I History of King George the Fourth William Cobbett 1st
1830-34 2 Vol in I History of King George the Fourth William Cobbett 1st

Price: £120.00

The first edition of this biography about George IV, written by William Cobbett, bound as two volumes in one. The first edition of these works. The first volume was published in 1830, the year...

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1831 Henry Pestalozzi Plan of Education E. Biber Very Scarce
1831 Henry Pestalozzi Plan of Education E. Biber Very Scarce

Price: £110.00

Illustrative of the Practical Parts of His Method By E. Biber ...

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1831 Records of Oxford Founders Joseph Skelton Illustrated
1831 Records of Oxford Founders Joseph Skelton Illustrated

Price: £340.00

An illustrated work looking at the history of various colleges within Oxford University, written by the engraver Joseph Skelton. 'Records of Oxford Founders' is a history of the founding of...

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1832 1vol Calendars of the Proceedings in Chancery The Reign of Queen Elizabeth
1832 1vol Calendars of the Proceedings in Chancery The Reign of Queen Elizabeth

Price: £70.00

A scarce work of British history offering an insight into the proceeding of the Chancery during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Volume III. Elephant folio. Printed by Command of His Majesty...

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1832 3vol The Constitutional History of England Henry Hallam 3rd Edition
1832 3vol The Constitutional History of England Henry Hallam 3rd Edition

Price: £290.00

A third edition copy of Henry Hallam's fascinating history of England; complete in three volumes. Henry Hallam was a renowned English historian best known for his first published work, his'...

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1832-3 The Bristol Riots Trial of Charles Pinney
1832-3 The Bristol Riots Trial of Charles Pinney

Price: £300.00

The first edition of these two fascinating works on the Bristol Riots of 1931, including a detailed look into the trial of the Mayor of Bristol, Charles Pinney. The first edition of these works....

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1834 - 1836 20vol The History of England David Hume Tobias Smollett T.S. Hughes Illus
1834 - 1836 20vol The History of England David Hume Tobias Smollett T.S. Hughes Illus

Price: £700.00

A twenty volume set documenting the history of England, from B.C. 55 to A.D. 1813 Incomplete in twenty volumes out of twenty-one. Lacking Volume XX, which documents to years 1814 to 1824. ‘The...

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1834 Chandos Peerage Case George Frederick Beltz First Edition Scarce
1834 Chandos Peerage Case George Frederick Beltz First Edition Scarce

Price: £45.00

A exploration of the Chandos Peerage case, written by the Lancaster Herald, George Frederick Beltz. A scarce volume. When the Chandos barony became vacant in the late 18th century, Samuel...

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1835 12vols in 6 Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain Edmund Lodge
1835 12vols in 6 Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain Edmund Lodge

Price: £375.00

A profusely illustrated set of biographical works discussing significant personages in British history, written by the notable heraldic writer, Edmund Lodge. Twelve volumes, bound in six. ...

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1836 Tales About Great Britain and Ireland Peter Parley Map Illustrations First
1836 Tales About Great Britain and Ireland Peter Parley Map Illustrations First

Price: £24.99

A book for children describing the author's travels around Britain and Ireland. First edition. With a map and numerous illustrations.

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1837 2Vol Bellenden Archaeology of Popular Phrases and Nursery Rhymes
1837 2Vol Bellenden Archaeology of Popular Phrases and Nursery Rhymes

Price: £295.00

A two volume set of this fascinating work on etymology.Complete in two volumes.John Bellenden was an English botanist known for his wit, and his interest in the history of English and Germanic languages.  Direct from the library...

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1837 2vol Life and Reign of William the Fourth G. N. Wright Illustrated 1st
1837 2vol Life and Reign of William the Fourth G. N. Wright Illustrated 1st

Price: £290.00

An illustrated biography about King William IV, documenting his successful reign and personal life, written by George Wright. The first edition of this work. Complete in two volumes. William...

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1837 Bibliotheca Cantiana Bibliographical Account County Kent John R. Smith 1st
1837 Bibliotheca Cantiana Bibliographical Account County Kent John R. Smith 1st

Price: £33.00

The first edition of John Russell Smith's interesting history of Kent, illustrated with two plates. The first edition of this work. A fascinating and in-depth look at the history of the county...

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1837 The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
1837 The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Price: £1,350.00

A finely bound first edition of this collection of letters by the aristocrat Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, illustrated with frontispiece. The first edition of this work. Complete in three volumes....

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1837 The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, ESQ., With Memoirs of His Life
1837 The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, ESQ., With Memoirs of His Life

Price: £285.00

A nicely bound collection of miscellaneous works writing by the important historian Edward Gibbon, with a memoir of his life. Illustrated with a frontispiece. A collection of miscellaneous works...

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1837 William Elphinson The Life And Death Of King James The First Of Scotland
1837 William Elphinson The Life And Death Of King James The First Of Scotland

Price: £65.00

A uncommon account of King James I.With a Latin language account by William Elphinson, Bishop of Aberdeen, as well as an introduction to the manuscript, this is a interesting reproduction of Elphinson's document.

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1838 3vols Illustrations of British History Biography and Manners Edmund Lodge
1838 3vols Illustrations of British History Biography and Manners Edmund Lodge

Price: £450.00

A three volume set works exploring the history of Britain under several monarchs, bound in an attractive half calf binding. Complete in 3 volumes. Second edition, with additions, revised...

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1838 Miscellanea Biographica
1838 Miscellanea Biographica

Price: £44.00

A first edition volume of the Surtees Society's biographies of Numtherumberland religious figures. This first edition work collects four biographies of influential figures in Northumberland...

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1838 The Book Of The Court
1838 The Book Of The Court

Price: £145.00

The first edition of this very scarce historical work relating to the ceremony of the nobility and gentry. Very scarce. The first edition of the work. With a frontispiece engraving of Queen...

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1838-1900 24 Vols Publications from THE CAMDEN SOCIETY
1838-1900 24 Vols Publications from THE CAMDEN SOCIETY

Price: £950.00

An uncommon, thoroughly interesting twenty-four volume set of The Camden Society publications rare to find in such a nice uniform run. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. A Roll of the Household...

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1838-9 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
1838-9 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Price: £1,400.00

A very attractive copy of Edward Gibbon's seminal history of the Roman Empire, illustrated with hand-coloured folding maps. Complete in thirteen volumes, being twelve volumes of 'Roman Empire',...

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1839 The Constitution of Freemasonry; or, Ahiman Rezon
1839 The Constitution of Freemasonry; or, Ahiman Rezon

Price: £645.00

A scarce copy of Laurence Dermott's important freemason work 'Ahiman Rezon', here with added lectures. A scarce work. This work is a constitution for the Ancient Grand Lodge of England, which...

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1840 A Narrative of the Loss of the H.M.S. Royal George, of 108 Guns, Sunk at Spithead
1840 A Narrative of the Loss of the H.M.S. Royal George, of 108 Guns, Sunk at Spithead

Price: £585.00

A very scarce copy of this interesting and concise history of the H.M.S. Royal George, bound with wood from the ship to the boards. A very scarce work. Bound with wooden boards, the wood taken...

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1840 Articles of The Ancient Britons Benefit Building Society Scarce Pamphlet
1840 Articles of The Ancient Britons Benefit Building Society Scarce Pamphlet

Price: £55.00

A very scarce article discussing the Ancient Britons building society. A pleasing copy of this pamphlet, offering a look into the financial organisations of the nineteenth century. A very scarce...

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1840 The History and Mystery Scarborough Lancasterian Schools Davies Very Scarce
1840 The History and Mystery Scarborough Lancasterian Schools Davies Very Scarce

Price: £170.00

A very scarce copy of this history of Scarborough.

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1840 The Loss of the Kent East Indiaman
1840 The Loss of the Kent East Indiaman

Price: £95.00

An uncommon account of the shipwreck of the Kent, a ship that went down in fire on its maiden voyage. The Kent was a British Indian Company ship, that was bound for Bengal and Chinda. However,...

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1841 Edward Jesse A Summers Day At Windsor And A Visit To Eton Illustrated First
1841 Edward Jesse A Summers Day At Windsor And A Visit To Eton Illustrated First

Price: £39.99

Following the favourable recepotion of his guide to Hampton Court Palace and Gardens , Edward Jesse decided to undertake a similar notice of Windsor Castle and its locatlities. A scarce first edition. With a foldout plan of...

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1841 Indexes to the County Visitations in the Library at Middle Hill, 1840
1841 Indexes to the County Visitations in the Library at Middle Hill, 1840

Price: £350.00

A very scarce work of British heraldry being a extensive index of county visitations. This copy has been handsomely rebound in a quarter morocco binding. With the bookplate of Sir George John...

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1842 Selections From the Dispatches General Order Wellington Gurwood
1842 Selections From the Dispatches General Order Wellington Gurwood

Price: £135.00

An interesting compilation of the dispatches of the Duke of Wellington during his impressive military career, compiled by John Gurwood. This work contains a selection of the letters, dispatches,...

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1842 The Church History of Britain
1842 The Church History of Britain

Price: £210.00

The third edition of this fascinating history on the Church in England, written by Thomas Fuller. Illustrated, and in a signed binding by Hatchards. In a signed binding by Hatchards. The third...

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1843 Memorial of The Royal Progress in Scotland Sir Thomas Dick Lauder Illus
1843 Memorial of The Royal Progress in Scotland Sir Thomas Dick Lauder Illus

Price: £170.00

A handsomely bound work of British royal history, charting the journey through Scotland of Queen Victorian and Prince Albert. Written by Sir Thomas Dick Lauder, Bart. of Fountainhill. This...

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1844 Notices of Windsor in the Olden Time Stoughton 1st Ed Uncommon
1844 Notices of Windsor in the Olden Time Stoughton 1st Ed Uncommon

Price: £75.00

A handsome first edition copy of this uncommon history of Windsor, by the renowned English Nonconformist minister and historian John Stoughton. Containing a fascinating array of lectures on...

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1846 The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England
1846 The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England

Price: £950.00

An armorial bound second edition of John Campbell's collection of biographies, detailing the lives of every Lord Chancellor of England. The second edition of this work. Complete in seven volumes....

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1847 Constitutions of the Antient Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons
1847 Constitutions of the Antient Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons

Price: £125.00

A signed tenth edition of William Henry White's work on the constitution and structure of the Freemasons, illustrated with twelve plates. The tenth edition of this work. Signed by William H....

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1847 Memoirs Life Times Sir Christopher Hatton Nicolas First Edition Uncommon
1847 Memoirs Life Times Sir Christopher Hatton Nicolas First Edition Uncommon

Price: £240.00

An uncommon first edition copy of Sir Harris Nicolas's biography of Sir Christopher Hatton in an attractive polished calf binding with marbled endpapers and textblock. Sir Christopher Hatton...

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1847-1910 7 Vols The CAMDEN MISCELLANY Camden Society
1847-1910 7 Vols The CAMDEN MISCELLANY Camden Society

Price: £175.00

Seven Volumes of The Camden Miscellany published by The Camden Society. A good run of a periodical normally found one volume at a time. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. With an armorial namplate for William John...

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