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1851 INTEREST TABLES at five per cent George OATES
1851 INTEREST TABLES at five per cent George OATES

Price: £199.99

Leatherbound volume with gilt title to the spine. Interest Tables at Five per Cent. In which are shown the interest on any sum from one pound to ten thousand pounds, for any length of time, from one day to three hundred and sixty-five...

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1853 Dictionary of Dates and Universal Reference Joseph Haydn Sixth Ed
1853 Dictionary of Dates and Universal Reference Joseph Haydn Sixth Ed

Price: £30.00

of England, Scotland, and Ireland; The Whole Comprehending a Body of Information, Classical, Political and Domestic, From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time. ...

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1853 John Lindley The Vegetable Kingdom Illustrated Taxonomy Nature
1853 John Lindley The Vegetable Kingdom Illustrated Taxonomy Nature

Price: £90.00

A comprehensive guide to the plant kingdom by English botanist John Lindley, F.R.S.First published 1846, this is the third edition, with corrections and additional genera. With more than...

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1853 MISCELLANEA Inedite o Rare Francesco Corazzini
1853 MISCELLANEA Inedite o Rare Francesco Corazzini

Price: £143.99

A scarce treasury of Italian poetry and prose in a fine  binding. In Italian. Francesco Corazzini, 1832-1914, was an Italian writer.

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1854 Modern Parisian Phraseology or Choix de Phrases Diverses Louis Philippe
1854 Modern Parisian Phraseology or Choix de Phrases Diverses Louis Philippe

Price: £39.99

A charming pocket-sized Parisian phrase book, to improve in the knowledge of grammatical construction. Twenty-fifth edition. Featuring a vignette title page.

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1855 The New Ready Reckoner Stamp Duty Calculator Weights Measures Uncommon Ed
1855 The New Ready Reckoner Stamp Duty Calculator Weights Measures Uncommon Ed

Price: £69.99

A hard-to-find edition of this numerical reference guide. Features extensive tables for calculating commercial stamp duty. Also includes other useful tables for calculating interest, weights and measures.

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1855 Who's Who in 1855 edited by C. H. Oakes Seventh Year London Scarce
1855 Who's Who in 1855 edited by C. H. Oakes Seventh Year London Scarce

Price: £395.00

A pocket-size edition of Who's Who in 1855. Dedicated, by permission, to her Grace the Duchess of Sutherland. Only the seventh year of this now famous publication. Very scarce. From the Prefatory Notice: "The great and influential...

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1856 Manual Genealogist Topographer Antiquary Legal Professor Richard Sims
1856 Manual Genealogist Topographer Antiquary Legal Professor Richard Sims

Price: £44.00

A copy of this professional manual by Richard Sims. With an introduction and an index.Sims was the compiler of the Index to the Heralds' Visitations and the Handbook to the Library of the British Museum.

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1858 3Vol The English Cyclopaedia Charles Knight Cyclopaedia of Biography
1858 3Vol The English Cyclopaedia Charles Knight Cyclopaedia of Biography

Price: £70.00

A three volume set of this cyclopaedia.Six volumes in three.Conducted by Charles Knight, an English publisher, editor and author. In 1853 Knight became the editor of The English Cyclopaedia, essentially a revision of The Penny...

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1858 The Corner Cupboard A Family Repository R. K. Philp Illus
1858 The Corner Cupboard A Family Repository R. K. Philp Illus

Price: £45.00

A scarce edition of this every-day book produced by Robert Kemp Philp.Illustrated throughout with engravings in the text.Robert Kemp Philp was an English journalist, author and Chartist who compiled cheap handbooks on the practical...

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1859 Richard Charnock Local Etymology Dedication By The Author 1st Ed Ex Libris
1859 Richard Charnock Local Etymology Dedication By The Author 1st Ed Ex Libris

Price: £110.00

A dictionary of the etymology of place names, by solicitor and antiquarian Richard Stephen Charnock.Charnock wrote several books on etymology, toponimics, and patronymics. He was later to become Treasurer and Vice President of The...

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1859-62 3Vol Catalogue of the Splendid Manuscripts M Guglielmo Libri Sotheby
1859-62 3Vol Catalogue of the Splendid Manuscripts M Guglielmo Libri Sotheby

Price: £400.00

A three volume set of catalogues relating to M Guglielmo LibriWith 37 platesGuglielmo Libri was an Italian French mathematician and bibliophile who gained fame through his enormous book thefts.Appointed as the inspector of libraries...

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1860 Abrege METHODIQUE science ARMOIRIES W. MAIGNE illustrated Dufrenoy
1860 Abrege METHODIQUE science ARMOIRIES W. MAIGNE illustrated Dufrenoy

Price: £36.99

A fascinating copy of the french Abrege Methodique de la Science des Armoiries, 'a glossary of heraldic attributes of an elementary treatise orders of chivalry and notions of the noble classes, the ennoblement of the original...

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1860 Boys Own Conjuring Books Being a Complete Hand-Book of Parlour Magic
1860 Boys Own Conjuring Books Being a Complete Hand-Book of Parlour Magic

Price: £180.00

A delightful work on parlour-magic, puzzles and illusions.With an engraved frontispiece and numerous vignettes throughout instructing the reader on the processes. This work contains a selection of optical, chemical, mechanical and magnetical...

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1860 Catalogue Musee Des Thermes et De L'hotel de Cluny Quarter Calf Binding
1860 Catalogue Musee Des Thermes et De L'hotel  de Cluny Quarter Calf Binding

Price: £340.00

A very scarce catalogue of the varying exhibits and antiques at the hotel de Cluny museum. Written entirely in French the preface includes a short history of the hotel and the Roman thermal baths on site. In...

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1861 Beeton's DICTIONARY Of Universal Information Pronunciation Illustrated
1861 Beeton's DICTIONARY Of Universal Information Pronunciation Illustrated

Price: £99.99

Beeton's comprehensive and illustrated Victorian dictionary of general knowledge. Featuring a fold-out illustrated frontispiece. With numerous illustrations in the text. 'Comprising Geography, History, Biography, Mythology, Bible...

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1862 CHAMBERS Richard Geographical Questions And Exercises Illustrated
1862 CHAMBERS Richard Geographical Questions And Exercises Illustrated

Price: £29.99

Chambers's much celebrated Geographical mini-textbook. Thirteenth edition, revised and enlarged. 'Blended with historical and biographical information and an appendix, containing questions on astronomy'. With a frontispiece of...

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1862 Epitoma Apostolicarum Constitutionum et Decretorum by Nicolai Joanne
1862 Epitoma Apostolicarum Constitutionum et Decretorum by Nicolai Joanne

Price: £79.99

A scarce copy of 'Epitoma Apostolicarum Constitutionum et Decretorum quae A Regularibus Ubique Locorum in Publica Mensa Sive Alias in Capitulo Ad Hoc Specialiter Convocato Singulis Annis Ac Statutis Temporibus Legenda Sunt Jussu...

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1862 The Tongue and Its Training W R Gray Public Speaking
1862 The Tongue and Its Training W R Gray Public Speaking

Price: £79.99

A scarce copy of this book on speech therapy and advice on public speaking. With vignette illustrations. With chapters on elocution, the need for good public speaking in certain jobs, and some information on speech impediments....

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1862 Things Worth Knowing Martin Doyle One Thousand Hints for the Table
1862 Things Worth Knowing Martin Doyle One Thousand Hints for the Table

Price: £120.00

A very scarce copy of this edition of Things Worth Knowing, bound together with One Thousand Hints for the Table, both from 1862. Including chapters on home-baked bread, the compass, swimming, caviare, the art of drinking wine and...

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1862-7 2vol The Circle of the Sciences Lord Brougham James Wylde Experimental
1862-7 2vol The Circle of the Sciences Lord Brougham James Wylde Experimental

Price: £160.00

The complete two volumes of this encyclopedic work on science. With an introductory discourse of the objects, pleasures and advantages of Science by British statesman and keen scientist, Lord Brougham.This work was edited...

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1863 Henry Southgate Many Thoughts on Many Things Being a Treasury of Reference
1863 Henry Southgate Many Thoughts on Many Things Being a Treasury of Reference

Price: £25.00

A scarce copy of Henry Southgate's Many Thoughts od Many Things.An extensive work of reference discussing everything from Agreeableness and Air, to Zeal and Zoology.

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1863 Nouveau Traite de Blason by Victor Bouton First Edition
1863 Nouveau Traite de Blason by Victor Bouton First Edition

Price: £125.00

An attractive edition of this book on family coats of arms by Victor Bouton, Heraldic painter and Paleographer. In the original French. The full title of this volume reads: Nouveau Traite de Blason ou Science des Armoiries...

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1863 The Modern Reader and Speaker Principles of Elocution By David Charles Bell
1863 The Modern Reader and Speaker Principles of Elocution By David Charles Bell

Price: £69.99

'Comprising of exercises, from the simplest articulation to the utmost extent of vocal expression'. Sixteenth edition David Charles Bell was the professor of elocution and English Literature, and author of 'The Theory of Elocution'. ...

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1863 William Martin Peter Parley's Annual Christmas and New Year's
1863 William Martin Peter Parley's Annual Christmas and New Year's

Price: £54.99

A first edition of Peter Parley's Annual: A Christmas & New Year's Present for Young People, edited by William Martin.There are various Winter and Christmas themed stories throughout.Illustrated throughout with plates and engravings,...

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1864 Max Muller Second Series of Lectures on The Science of Language Illustrated
1864 Max Muller Second Series of Lectures on The Science of Language Illustrated

Price: £34.99

A first edition of the second series of Muller's lectures on The Science of Language, a seminal work on philology.Friedrich Max Mller (1823 1900), generally known as Max Mller, was a German-born philologist and Orientalist, who lived...

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1866 DICTIONARY Geographical Statistical McCULLOCH
1866  DICTIONARY  Geographical Statistical  McCULLOCH

Price: £83.99

A bright, clean copy of the first two volumes, AA - IONA, of McCulloch's Geographical, Statistical and Historical Dictionary. Bound in leather with gilt lettering. Volume I of II - AA to IONA This edition is "carefully...

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1866 Dictionnaire de la Langue Verte by Alfred Delvau Scarce French Slang
1866 Dictionnaire de la Langue Verte by Alfred Delvau Scarce French Slang

Price: £1,950.00

A scarce copy of this Dictionary of Parisian slang by Alfred Delvau.In the original French.One of 600 examples on Dutch paper.

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1866 Grants of Manors and Lands in Wales and England History Heraldry Phillipps
1866 Grants of Manors and Lands in Wales and England History Heraldry Phillipps

Price: £265.00

A list of the grants of Manors and Lands.This work regards the grants of Manors and Lands in Wales and England only. From James I to his son Prince Charles.No author is stated to the work or to Copac, but a prior owner has attributed...

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1866 The Rev. Henry Cotton A Typographical Gazetteer Second Series
1866 The Rev. Henry Cotton A Typographical Gazetteer Second Series

Price: £68.00

An uncommon volume on typography.Written by Henry Cotton, the author catalogues the areas, people and events relevent typography, in a meticulous and detailed work.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973),...

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1867 2 Vol DICTIONNAIRE National de la Langue Francaise Bescherelle
1867 2 Vol DICTIONNAIRE National de la Langue Francaise Bescherelle

Price: £195.00

The famous French dictionary, designed to be used universally as an understanding into the French language. Featuring illuminated capitals to mark a new set of lettering. Edited by librarian of the Louvre, and member of the...

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1867 Handbook To The Popular Poetical Dramatic Literature Great Britain FIRST Ed
1867 Handbook To The Popular Poetical Dramatic Literature Great Britain FIRST Ed

Price: £59.99

A first edition of Hazlitt's reference guide to British literature. First Edition. With the bookplate of Arnold Yates to the front pastedown. William Carew Hazlitt (22 August 1834 - 8 September 1913) was an English bibliographer....

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1867 Marcel Roulleaux Fragments Economiques in French First Edition
1867 Marcel Roulleaux Fragments Economiques in French First Edition

Price: £240.00

A volume on the collected economical works of Marcel-Hippolyte RoulleauxFirst edition, in the original French.  Collected and edited by his friends to preserve his work, with a note on the author.

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1867 The Cambridge University Calendar
1867 The Cambridge University Calendar

Price: £64.99

A scarce work of reference for students of the University of Cambridge in 1867. Featuring a folding table of university honors, and a table of college fees for degrees on the reverse. Listings include those for the degree...

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1867 The History of Signboards by Jacob Larwood and John Camden Hotten
1867 The History of Signboards by Jacob Larwood and John Camden Hotten

Price: £49.99

A copy of this reference book on the history of signboards by Jacob Larwood, and John Camden Hotten.With one hundred illustrations in fac-simile by J. Larwood.Sixth edition.

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1868 LATIN - ENGLISH LEXICON E. A. Andrews
1868  LATIN - ENGLISH LEXICON  E. A. Andrews

Price: £240.00

A bright, scarce, early New York edition of Andrew's Latin-English Lexicon. Bound in leather with gilt lettering. Scarce. Ethan Allen Andrews, 1787 1858, was an American educator. He was born in Connecticut and graduated...

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1868 Britain's Drawbacks Brief Review of the Chief of National Errors Kirk
1868 Britain's Drawbacks  Brief Review of the Chief of  National Errors Kirk

Price: £79.99

A scarce critical economic and religious discussion on problems Britain faces including issues such as production and labour. Second edition. "Pages are published at the request of some able and influential public...

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1868 John Kitto Cyclopaedia Biblical Literature Religious Reference Bibliography
1868 John Kitto Cyclopaedia Biblical Literature Religious Reference Bibliography

Price: £30.00

An uncommon Nineteenth Century encylopaedia of Biblical literature. Compiled by John Kitto, a noted English biblical scholar, the volume is exhaustive in its detail and features illustrative vignettes throughout. Contains illustrative...

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1870 A Complete Manual Of Manners Countess Home Dinner Conversation Parties
1870 A Complete Manual Of Manners Countess Home Dinner Conversation Parties

Price: £70.00

A charming 19th century volume on lady's etiquette and societal expectations. Contains chapters on how to host a dinner party, mixing in society and the correct form of letter writing.

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1870 PALLISER Historic Devices Badges and War Cries heraldry
1870 PALLISER Historic Devices Badges and War Cries heraldry

Price: £85.00

An illustrated guide to historic Heraldry.Illustrated throughout with vigenettes and a full colour loose insert.Fanny Bury Palliser was an English writer, particularly on art and lace. This work derived from a series of journal papers...

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1872 Catalogue of Books, Pictures, Prints by Mrs Laetitia Hollier
1872 Catalogue of Books, Pictures, Prints by Mrs Laetitia Hollier

Price: £22.99

An edition of this Catalogue of Books, Pictures, Prints, Maps, &c., presented by Mrs. Laetitia Hollier to Gresham College. Gresham College is an institution of higher learning located at Barnard's Inn Hall off Holborn in central...

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1873 2 Vols Return of Owners of Land of England and Wales Bedford Radnor Flint
1873 2 Vols Return of Owners of Land of England and Wales Bedford Radnor Flint

Price: £495.00

A thorough two volume survey of land ownership in England and Wales. The return intended to show the numbers and names of owners of land of one acre and upwards, annual estimated gross of rental property, number of owners of land...

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1873 Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Benjamin Vincent
1873 Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Benjamin Vincent

Price: £24.00

The fourteenth edition of Benjamin Vincent's popular reference work.Haydn's Dictionary began with Joseph Timothy Haydn, a compiler of dictionaries. His first publication of the Dictionary of Dates was in 1841. Following his death,...

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1874 Catalogue Extensive Important Collection Sir William Tite
1874 Catalogue Extensive Important Collection Sir William Tite

Price: £48.00

A catalogue of the collection of Sir William Tite, compiled for auction. Sir William Tite, (February 1798 20 April 1873) was an English architect who served as President of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He was particularly...

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1874 J. P. Bidlake Exercises in Orthography and Derivation
1874 J. P. Bidlake Exercises in Orthography and Derivation

Price: £24.99

A copy of Bidlake's Exercises in Orthography and Derivation.The book contains a variety of grammatical exercises.Publisher's advertisements to front and rear pastedowns and free-endpapers.

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1874 OUR CHILDREN How To Rear And Train Them
1874 OUR CHILDREN How To Rear And Train Them

Price: £99.99

A fascinating glimpse into parenthood in the late nineteenth century: an instruction manual for parents. 'In the physical, educational, religious and moral training of their children'. Preface signed by E. C. Publisher's catalogue...

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1874 The Lathe and its Uses by James Lukin Third Edition
1874 The Lathe and its Uses by James Lukin Third Edition

Price: £150.00

An early reference book on the lathe and its uses by James Lukin. A good early source for the development of industrial production. Now very scarce. Third Edition, with Additional Chapters and Index. With a fold-out black...

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1874 The Licensing Acts of 1872-74 with Explanatory Intrductions W A Holdsworth
1874 The Licensing Acts of 1872-74 with Explanatory Intrductions W A Holdsworth

Price: £59.99

This is a scarce edition of this explanatory text on the licensing acts in 1872-74.With an appendix containing the unrepealed clauses of previous licensing acts and an index.

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1875 A History Of Advertising Henry Sampson Illustrations Medieval Street 18th
1875 A History Of Advertising Henry Sampson Illustrations Medieval Street 18th

Price: £150.00

A fascinating volume on the history of publishing from the times of the Ancient Romans through to the 20th century. Includes chapters on the development of advertising and newspapers. It is the first volume on the history of advertising...

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1875 English Synonymes Explained George Crabb English Grammar
1875 English Synonymes Explained George Crabb English Grammar

Price: £22.99

A grammatical work on synonyms from George Crabb. New edition, with additions and corrections. With copious illustrations and examples drawn from the best writer. 

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1875 The Upper Ten Thousand Adam Bissett Thom Military Clergy List Uncommon
1875 The Upper Ten Thousand Adam Bissett Thom Military Clergy List Uncommon

Price: £170.00

A rebound, comprehensive listing of 'The Upper Ten Thousand' in 1875.Features official descriptions and addresses.  Contains publisher's advertisements to the rear. Uncommon 

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1875 The Vine and its Fruit a Brief Discourse on Wine by James L Denman
1875 The Vine and its Fruit a Brief Discourse on Wine by James L Denman

Price: £135.00

A useful reference book on the production of wine.With one coloured fold-out map.Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged.

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1875 Wendelin Von Maltzahn Deutscher Bucherschatz German Literary Treasures
1875 Wendelin Von Maltzahn Deutscher Bucherschatz German Literary Treasures

Price: £165.00

A very scarce catalogue of German literature from the 16th, 17th, 18th and the first half of the19th Centuries, which are described by the author as "treasures" , and a register of 'Georg People'.

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1875-1909 10vol Charterhouse School Lists Geneaology Carthusians
1875-1909 10vol Charterhouse School Lists Geneaology Carthusians

Price: £950.00

A small set containing lists of pupils, teachers and governors who attended and taught at Charterhouse School between the years 1875 and 1909. In ten volumes. The first volume covers 1875-1878, the second 1882-1884, the third 1885-87,...

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1877 2vol in 1 All the Year Round Journal Dickens Volume XVII XVIII
1877 2vol in 1 All the Year Round Journal Dickens Volume XVII XVIII

Price: £35.00

Two volumes of the Victorian periodical 'All the Year Round' bound in one volume. The work contains No. 423 New Series (6th January 1877) to No. 448 New Series (30th June 1877). The title page...

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1877 Cullingworth Catalogue Of The Radford Library St Mary's Hospital Manchester
1877 Cullingworth Catalogue Of The Radford Library St Mary's Hospital Manchester

Price: £28.00

A very scarce nineteenth century library catalogue.Detailing the contents of the Radford Library of St Mary's Hospital, Manchester, the work offers an interesting insight into the library's inner-workings and collection.

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1877 George Bullen Caxton Celebration Catalogue Limited First Edition
1877 George Bullen Caxton Celebration Catalogue Limited First Edition

Price: £85.00

A limited first edition of this catalogue, edited by George Bullen.Listings the loan collection of antiquities, curiosities and appliances connected with the art of printing, the volume is part of a limited printing of 157 on hand-made...

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1877 Walter Farquhar Hook Church Dictionary Prize Binding Oxford Christianity
1877 Walter Farquhar Hook Church Dictionary Prize Binding Oxford Christianity

Price: £36.00

The twelfth edition of Hook's 'Church Dictionary'.Walter Farquhar Hook was an eminent Victorian Churchman. Much of his career was spent in Leeds and he was later Dean of Chichester.  

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1878 2vol Diderot and the Encyclopaedists John Morley
1878 2vol Diderot and the Encyclopaedists John Morley

Price: £99.99

A biography of Denis Diderot, contributor to the Encyclopedie. Encyclopdie, ou dictionnaire raisonn des sciences, des arts et des mtiers (English: Encyclopaedia or a Systematic Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts and Crafts) was a general...

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1878 Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Benjamin Vincent
1878 Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Benjamin Vincent

Price: £49.99

An extensive history of many items, peoples and countries of the world. Sixteenth edition. Originally written by Irish author Joseph Timothy Haydn, this edition is edited by Benjamin Vincent. Haydn's reputation rests on...

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1878 Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Benjamin Vincent 16th
1878 Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Benjamin Vincent 16th

Price: £55.00

An extensive history of many items, peoples and countries of the world. Sixteenth edition. Originally written by Irish author Joseph Timothy Haydn, this edition is edited by Benjamin Vincent. Haydn's reputation rests on the Dictionary...

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1878 Language And Languages by Rev Frederic Farrar With Fold Out Maps And Table
1878 Language And Languages by Rev Frederic Farrar With Fold Out Maps And Table

Price: £49.99

A fascinating book on linguistics with colour fold out maps and two colour tables on language to the rear. Frederic William Farrar was a cleric of the Church of England who became successively a canon of Westminster and rector...

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1878-1968 5vol Munk's Roll The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians 1515-1965
1878-1968 5vol Munk's Roll The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians 1515-1965

Price: £250.00

Five volumes of this famous reference work. Comprising of the original three volumes by William Munk and two further volumes completed by G H Brown and Richard R Trail.Being:The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London By...

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1879 Henry B. Wheatley What Is An Index A Few Notes On Indexes And Indexers
1879 Henry B. Wheatley What Is An Index A Few Notes On Indexes And Indexers

Price: £45.00

A very scarce nineteenth century volume on indexing, in attractive decorative binding.Described as "a few notes on indexes and indexers" , the work provides valuable insight into Victorian book collecting and cataloguing.

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1879 Men of the Time Cooper St Clement Danes Grammar School
1879 Men of the Time Cooper St Clement Danes Grammar School

Price: £45.00

An attractive rebound copy of this fascinating reference work on notable men and women of the nineteenth century. A tenth edition copy, revised and 'brought down to the present time' by Thompson...

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1879 The COUNTY Companion Diary STATISTICAL Chronicle MAGISTERIAL Directory 1st
1879 The COUNTY Companion Diary STATISTICAL Chronicle MAGISTERIAL Directory 1st

Price: £99.99

A scarce first edition of this compilation of information about the counties of England and Wales for 1879. First Edition. With a Taunton Castle Library prize presentation label to the front pastedown, presented by Misses...

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1880 2vol Dictionnaire Universel Des Sciences Des Lettres et Des Arts Bouillet
1880 2vol Dictionnaire Universel Des Sciences Des Lettres et Des Arts Bouillet

Price: £115.00

Two volumes of this reference work by Jean-Henri-Nicolas Bouillet.In the original French.Complete in two volumes, with a supplement to the rear of volume II. This encyclopedic work is a dictionary of Science, letters...

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1880 Observations on the Construction of Healthy Dwellings First Edition
1880 Observations on the Construction of Healthy Dwellings First Edition

Price: £150.00

A first edition of this reference book by Douglas Galton. Sir Douglas Strutt Galton KCB, GCB, F.R.S., MStJ, Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur, DCL, LLD (2 July 1822 18 March 1899) was a British engineer. He became a captain in...

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1880 Papers Of The Manchester Literary Club Volume Six With Illustrations
1880 Papers Of The Manchester Literary Club Volume Six With Illustrations

Price: £45.00

A very scarce sixth volume of this reference to the Manchester Literary Club.With plates and vignettes throughout, the work offers an interesting insight into both the club itself and into Manchester's own literary tradition.Direct...

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1881 The St Petersburgh Standard Calculator W D Pool
1881 The St Petersburgh Standard Calculator W D Pool

Price: £98.00

This is a scarce edition of calculations used for guidance in the timber trade.This edition compiles 'A series of calculations specially compiled for the use of timber merchants, architects, contracters, builders etc' with an opening...

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1881-1904 60vol British Museum Catalogue of Printed Books with Supplements
1881-1904 60vol British Museum Catalogue of Printed Books with Supplements

Price: £14,500.00

An extensive and comprehensive catalogue of the printed books included in the British Museum at the end of the nineteenth century, in a fine binding. Organised alphabetically by author. The volumes contained in this set cover authors A....

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1881-82 2vol Quaritch Natural History Part II Cat Periodical Literature Part III
1881-82 2vol Quaritch Natural History Part II Cat Periodical Literature Part III

Price: £34.99

Natural History, General Works and Collections: Part II with Catalogue of Periodical Literature, Journals and Transactions of Learned Societies, Issues from Government and Private Presses, Collections; to which are Added A Botanical...

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1882 A Handbook for Painters and Art Students by William J Muckley
1882 A Handbook for Painters and Art Students by William J Muckley

Price: £25.00

A scarce edition of this reference book for Painters and Art Students, by William J. Muckley.On the Character, Nature, and Use of Colours, their Permanent of Fugitive Qualities, and the Vehicles Proper to Employ.Also Short Remarks...

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1882 Bibliographical Collections English Literature 1474-1700 Illustrated
1882 Bibliographical Collections English Literature 1474-1700 Illustrated

Price: £180.00

 The second series of bibliographical collections and notes, detailing early English literature from 1474 - 1700.Compiled by William Hazlitt was an English writer and critic known particularly for his essays and literary...

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1882 Higher Schools and Universities in Germany by Matthew Arnold
1882 Higher Schools and Universities in Germany by Matthew Arnold

Price: £38.00

An edition of Higher Schools & Universities in Germany by Matthew Arnold.Second edition.Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 15 April 1888) was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools.

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1882 Index of Obituary Notices for the Year 1880
1882 Index of Obituary Notices for the Year 1880

Price: £34.99

A useful reference book on the Obituaries for the year 1880, by the Index Society.With a Preface by Henry B. Wheatley.Henry Benjamin Wheatley FSA (1838-1917) was a British author, editor, and indexer. Assistant Secretary, Royal Society...

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1882 Manuel d'Erotologie Classique by Fred Ch Forberg
1882 Manuel d'Erotologie Classique by Fred Ch Forberg

Price: £550.00

An erotic manual by eminent author Fred.-Ch. Forberg. Volume one. One of a hundred copies printed for Isidore Liseux and her friends. Latin text and literal translation by the translator of the Dialogues of Luisa Sigea.

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1883 Edward Walford County Families United Kingdom Aristocracy Descent Marriage
1883 Edward Walford County Families United Kingdom Aristocracy Descent Marriage

Price: £170.00

A very scarce 1883 edition of The County Families of The United Kingdom/Written by notable Victorian magazine editor and copiler Edward Walford, the volume here includes all of the titled and untitled aristocracy of England and...

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1883 Encyclopaedia of Agriculture JC Loudon Illustrated Branston Eighth Edition
1883 Encyclopaedia of Agriculture JC Loudon Illustrated Branston Eighth Edition

Price: £280.00

An exhaustive agricultural encyclopaedia by John Claudius Loudon. "With upwards of twelve hundred engravings on wood, by Branston." Sections include 'History of Agriculture', 'Of Earth and Soils' and 'Fences used in Agriculture.' With...

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1883 Practical Electric Lighting A Bromely Holmes Diagrams Illustrations
1883 Practical Electric Lighting A Bromely Holmes Diagrams Illustrations

Price: £120.00

This is an illustrated first edition of this practical handbook to early electric lighting.This guide, which includes sixty-two illustrations, was written to explain the new phenomenon of electric lighting insofar as it could be used...

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1883 The Animal-Lore of Shakepeare's Time by Emma Phipson First Edition
1883 The Animal-Lore of Shakepeare's Time by Emma Phipson First Edition

Price: £44.99

An illustrated, re-bound first edition of this reference book by Emma Phipson. The full title of this volume reads: The Animal-Lore of Shakespeare's time including Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, Fish and Insects. From the Preface:...

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1883 Thrift by Samuel Smiles Thirty Ninth Thousand
1883 Thrift by Samuel Smiles Thirty Ninth Thousand

Price: £99.99

An attractive edition of Thrift.By Samuel Smiles, Author of Characters and Self-Help.Thirty-Ninth Thousand. 

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1884 Dictionnaire Universel D'Histoire et de Geographie
1884 Dictionnaire Universel D'Histoire et de Geographie

Price: £140.00

A full pebble spotted cloth hardback with blind stamping to the boards and gilt lettering and decoration to the spine. A popular dictionary of History and Geography, in French by the renowned Bouillet.   An association...

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1884 Practical Electric Lighting by A Bromley Holmes Second Edition Scarce
1884 Practical Electric Lighting by A Bromley Holmes Second Edition Scarce

Price: £59.99

A scarce and very early reference book on Practical Electric Lighting by A. Bromley Holmes.Second edition.With sixty-eight illustrations.

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1884 The French Newspaper Reading Book Scarce Jeffcott Tossell GrammarPhilology
1884 The French Newspaper Reading Book Scarce Jeffcott Tossell GrammarPhilology

Price: £90.00

An educational work encouraging the study of French Daily life. With extracts from French newspapers followed questions of the grammar and syntax. Written with the intention to encourage French educators to include newspapers...

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1885 The Visitations of the County of Somerset 1531-1573 Frederic Weaver
1885 The Visitations of the County of Somerset 1531-1573 Frederic Weaver

Price: £59.99

This is a scarce edition of this genealogical text edited by Frederic Weaver.Featuring numerous genealogical charts from various families in the county of Somerset. Taken from Herald's visitations and the college...

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1885-1893 13vols Dictionary of National Biography Volume I-XII XXXV Leslie Stephen First Edition
1885-1893 13vols Dictionary of National Biography Volume I-XII XXXV Leslie Stephen First Edition

Price: £150.00

The first twelve volumes of this influential and monumental reference work on English biography with an additional volume XXV, all first editions copies. The notable publisher George Smith...

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1886 Gradus Ad Parnassum Novus Synonymorum Epithetorum Versuum Et Al Thesaurus
1886 Gradus Ad Parnassum Novus Synonymorum Epithetorum Versuum Et Al Thesaurus

Price: £120.00

Gradus Ad Parnassum; Sive Novus Synonymorum Epithetorum Versuum Ac Phrasium Poeticarum Thesaurus In Latin. New edition. A thesaurus of new synonyms, epitaphs, verses, and poetic phrases. With preface and index to front and alphabetically...

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1886 The Book Fancier Percy Fitzgerald Illustrated Signed Bibliophilia Reference
1886 The Book Fancier Percy Fitzgerald Illustrated Signed Bibliophilia Reference

Price: £160.00

An attractive and well-preserved copy of 'The Book Fancier', by Percy Fitzgerald. With a signed note from the author inserted regarding the purchase and payment of books. Illustrated throughout with decorative head and tail pieces.Percy...

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1886-1900 3vol British Museum General Catalogues Of Printed Books 1886 1891 1900
1886-1900 3vol British Museum General Catalogues Of Printed Books 1886 1891 1900

Price: £110.00

A collection of three collected volumes of the British Museum. Catalogue of Printed Books In three volumes. Volume one contains ten volumes from the years 1886-1887 encompassing E - Ezzo with the first title bound to front,...

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1887 Gerard Van De Linde Marine Insurance Lecture Manchester Accountants Society
1887 Gerard Van De Linde Marine Insurance Lecture Manchester Accountants Society

Price: £39.99

A scarce copy of Lecture Delivered at the Rooms of the Manchester Society of Chartered Accountants, Manchester, 5 December, 1887 Entitled "Marine Insurance" by Gerard Van De Linde. First edition. Printed for The...

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1887 Walter Farquhar Hook Church Dictionary Prize Binding Oxford Christianity
1887 Walter Farquhar Hook Church Dictionary Prize Binding Oxford Christianity

Price: £36.00

The twelfth edition of Hook's 'Church Dictionary'.Walter Farquhar Hook was an eminent Victorian Churchman. Much of his career was spent in Leeds and he was later Dean of Chichester.  

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1888 A Manual for the Genealogist Topographer Antiquary and Legal Professor Sims
1888 A Manual for the Genealogist Topographer Antiquary and Legal Professor Sims

Price: £34.00

A reference work on genealogy and heraldry.This work comprises of descriptions of public records; parochial and other registers; wills; county and family histories; heraldic collections in public libraries and more. Written by Richard...

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1888 Francis Vacher Engravers and Engraving Illustrated Plates Uncommon
1888 Francis Vacher Engravers and Engraving Illustrated Plates Uncommon

Price: £65.00

 A first edition of 'Engravers and Engraving', by Francis Vacher. First delivered as an Inaugural Address by the author at the commencement of the thirty-first session of the Birkenhead Literary and Scientific Society.This...

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1888 Records and Record Searching by Walter Rye First Edition
1888 Records and Record Searching by Walter Rye First Edition

Price: £33.99

A first edition of this useful reference book on Records and Record Searching.From the Preface: "The facts are these: I had, from time to time, collected a mass of notes for my own use, and found that it was very inconvenient...

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1888 The Ancient Register of North Elmham Norfolk From 1538 to AD 1631 A G Legge
1888 The Ancient Register of North Elmham Norfolk From 1538 to AD 1631 A G Legge

Price: £125.00

A work of local interest on North Elmham, Norfolk.This is the ancient register of North Almham from AD1538 - AD1631.Transcribed by Augustus George Legge.From the library of Society of Writers to His Majesty's Signet. 

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1888-89 2vol Elliot Stock The Bookworm Illustrated Frontispiece Plates Lit
1888-89 2vol Elliot Stock The Bookworm Illustrated Frontispiece Plates Lit

Price: £115.00

The 1888 and 1889 volumes of 'The Bookworm: An Illustrated Treasury of Old-Time Literature'.A compilation of obscure information regarding old books, including rare works, typography, libraries, maps, manuscripts, and forgeries....

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1889 2vol Chamber's Cyclopaedia of English Literature Fourth Edition Frontispiece
1889 2vol Chamber's Cyclopaedia of English Literature Fourth Edition Frontispiece

Price: £79.00

A fascinating two volume set of this reference work regarding English Literature in a uniform leather binding. The fourth edition. Complete in two volumes. Illustrated, with twelve full...

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1889 A Dictionary of Quotations from English Poets Henry G Bohn Fifth Edition Revised
1889 A Dictionary of Quotations from English Poets Henry G Bohn Fifth Edition Revised

Price: £45.00

An interesting reference work comprising of quotes from many English poets. Arranged by topic, in alphabetical order. This work comprises of quotes from numerous famous poets such as Joseph...

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1889 Andrew Edgar The Bibles Of England A Plain Account For Plain People
1889 Andrew Edgar The Bibles Of England A Plain Account For Plain People

Price: £45.00

An uncommon history of Bible publication in England.Beginning with the Lollard's Bible and ending with the International, or Revised Version, of 1885, the work offers an interesting insight into the history.Also includes a short pamphlet...

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1889 Life Growth Language William Dwight Whitney Linguistic Science Language
1889 Life Growth Language William Dwight Whitney Linguistic Science Language

Price: £68.00

A very smart edition of William Dwight Whitney's The Life and Growth of Language. A renowned linguist, lexicographer and philologist, William Dwight Whitney's worked prolifically in language and linguistics, perhaps most notably co-authoring...

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1889 Report of the Commissioner of Education for 1887-88 Washington USA
1889 Report of the Commissioner of Education for 1887-88 Washington USA

Price: £48.00

A scarce American educational report for the year 1887-88.Containing details of training and statistics for American schools.

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1889 Supplement Registers of Marriages in Gray's Inn Chapel 1695-1774 J Foster
1889 Supplement Registers of Marriages in Gray's Inn Chapel 1695-1774 J Foster

Price: £120.00

A list of marriages at Gray's Inn Chapel from 1695-1774.With a facsimile title page and facsimile pages 81-88 inclusive due to the work being bound without them. Prior owner states that the facsimiles were photocopied from a copy in...

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1890 Public Primary Instruction in Paris 1890 Educational Registers and Records
1890 Public Primary Instruction in Paris 1890 Educational Registers and Records

Price: £79.99

A very scarce pamphlet on primary education in Paris. Including reports on the infant schools of Paris, and auxiliary institutions.

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1890 The Paper-Hanger's Companion by James Arrowsmith
1890 The Paper-Hanger's Companion by James Arrowsmith

Price: £49.99

An uncommon edition of this useful reference works on paper-hanging. With copious directions preparatory to papering; preventions against the effect of damp on walls, the various cements and pastes adapted to the several purposes...

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1890-92 2Vol Biographical Catalogue of the Pictures of Woburn Abbey Signed Illus
1890-92 2Vol Biographical Catalogue of the Pictures of Woburn Abbey Signed Illus

Price: £390.00

A two volume set of this catalogue of pictures at Woburn Abbey.Scarce with both volumes.Signed by Ela M Russel and given as a Christmas gift.With 50 plates.A comprehensive description of paintings held at Woburn abbey, arranged...

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1891 A Manual of Bibliography Being an Introduction to the Knowledge of Books
1891 A Manual of Bibliography Being an Introduction to the Knowledge of Books

Price: £44.00

A comprehensive study of the many aspects of bibliography from the origins of printing to cataloguing.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. With several full...

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1891 Bellow's French and English Dictionary Pocket Dictionary Second Edition
1891 Bellow's French and English Dictionary Pocket Dictionary Second Edition

Price: £22.00

This is a scarce second edition of this pocket sized reference text. With a guide to masculine and feminine words, conjugations of all the verbs and hints to aid pronunciation.

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1891 Frederick Crowest The Great Tone-Poets Armorial Binding With Gilt Detail
1891 Frederick Crowest The Great Tone-Poets Armorial Binding With Gilt Detail

Price: £49.00

A biographical reference to the world's most famous musical composers.This volume covers composers from Bach to Schumann, taking in those such as Beethoven and Mozart in chronological order of their birth. Each receives a substantial...

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1891 Geografi Geography Swedish O.E.L. Dahm
1891 Geografi Geography Swedish O.E.L. Dahm

Price: £71.99

A copy of this interesting Swedish work on geography, originally intended for high school lessons. Bound in quarter leather with paper boards and gilt lettering. The 'reviewed' edition. Featuring numerous illustrations of landscapes,...

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1891 Kemlo's Watch-Repairer's Hand-Book Complete Guide F. Kemlo Illus
1891 Kemlo's Watch-Repairer's Hand-Book Complete Guide F. Kemlo Illus

Price: £75.00

An early edition of this popular watch repairing guide.Being a complete guide to the young beginner in taking apart, putting together and thoroughly cleaning the English lever and other foreign watches and all American watches.

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1891 The Constables' Accounts Of The Manor of Manchester J P Earwaker Volume I
1891 The Constables' Accounts Of The Manor of Manchester J P Earwaker Volume I

Price: £70.00

A reference work on the constables' accounts of Manchester.Volume I of four only.Bound by Henry Blacklock of Manchester.This work covers the year 1612-1633.Compiled by J P Earwaker, an English antiquary.

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1891 The Law of the Press by Joseph R Fisher and James Andrew Strahan
1891 The Law of the Press by Joseph R Fisher and James Andrew Strahan

Price: £160.00

A scarce copy of The Law of the Press by Joseph R. Fisher and James Andrew Strahan.With a Chapter on Foreign Press Codes; and an Appendix containing the Text of all the Leading Statutes.From the Preface: "Such a summary...has not appeared...

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1891 The Register of Baptisms Marriages Burials St Michael's Cambridge John Venn
1891 The Register of Baptisms Marriages Burials St Michael's Cambridge John Venn

Price: £175.00

A beautifully bound copy of this scarce historical record.Collecting the public registers of Cambridge between 1538-1837, some of the earliest and most complete to be found.Bound for Frederick Arthur Crisp, a genealogist and author...

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1891 Tourist's and Student's Manual of Language Charles Slack Scarce
1891 Tourist's and Student's Manual of Language Charles Slack Scarce

Price: £30.00

A scarce guide to twenty-two languages for tourists and students, written by Charles Slack. A scarce work. This work is an informative guide to languages for tourists and languages.The languages...

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1892 George Gatfield Heraldry Genealogy Guide Printed Manuscript First Edition
1892 George Gatfield Heraldry Genealogy Guide Printed Manuscript First Edition

Price: £150.00

A very scarce Nineteenth Century heraldry and genealogy book, of a limited edition of three hundred copies.First and only edition.With sections on Nobility and Gentry, Public Officers and English Counties, the volume makes for a very...

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1892 Physical Beauty How to Obtain and How to Preserve it Annie Jenness Miller
1892 Physical Beauty How to Obtain and How to Preserve it Annie Jenness Miller

Price: £39.99

A scarce work detailing the best methods for obtaining physical beauty, with different treatments for the hair, eyes and teeth. Illustrated by May. R. Kern.

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1892 The Illustrated Book of Patience Games Professor Hoffmann Card Games
1892 The Illustrated Book of Patience Games Professor Hoffmann Card Games

Price: £65.00

An attractive book of card games.Illustrated throughout with diagrams of the games described.Professor Hoffmann was a lawyer, professor and writer who wrote extensively on magic, games, amusements and puzzles. Hoffmann, born Angelo...

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1892 The Laws of Piquet Games Cavendish Henry Jones Cavendish Eighth Edition
1892 The Laws of Piquet Games Cavendish Henry Jones Cavendish Eighth Edition

Price: £79.00

An instructional work on the game of Piquet.The eighth edition.Illustrated, with several red and black drawings of hands.Erratum loosely inserted. Written by 'Cavendish', a pseudonym for Henry Jones. Henry Jones was an authority on...

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1892 William Blades Books in Chains Illustrated Frontispiece
1892 William Blades Books in Chains Illustrated Frontispiece

Price: £40.00

An attractive copy of 'Books in Chains', by William Blades.Reprinted for 'The Book Lover's Library', 'Books in Chains' is a work by William Blades, a well known bibliophile. Blades spent a great deal of his life preserving...

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1893 Catalogue of the Collection of Fans and Fan-Leaves Charlotte Schreiber Cust
1893 Catalogue of the Collection of Fans and Fan-Leaves Charlotte Schreiber Cust

Price: £130.00

A scarce detailed list of the fans and fan-leaves presented to the British Museum by Charlotte Schreiber.Charlotte Mount Brock Schreiber (18341922) was an English-Canadian painter and illustrator, considered among the first and...

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1893 Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes 19th Edition
1893 Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes 19th Edition

Price: £60.00

A nineteenth edition Kelly's handbook from 1893.With original advertisements to rear.Kelly's Directories originally produced trade directories which listed tradespeople and businesses in the United Kingdom. The founder, Frederic...

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1893 Puzzles Old and New Professor Hoffmann Angelo John Lewis Magic Conjuring
1893 Puzzles Old and New Professor Hoffmann Angelo John Lewis Magic Conjuring

Price: £375.00

An instructional book on puzzles and tricks.With a reflection on the history of the puzzle to the preface. The first edition of this work. Illustrated throughout, with many vignettes instructing the reader on the various tricks.Professor...

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1893 The Collector's Hand Book of Marks and Monograms on Pottery and Porcelain
1893 The Collector's Hand Book of Marks and Monograms on Pottery and Porcelain

Price: £34.99

A reference book on Marks and Monograms on Pottery and Porcelain by William Chaffers.Selected from his larger work (Seventh Edition) entitled Marks and Monograms on Pottery and Porcelain.With upwards of 3000 Marks.The Eleventh Thousand...

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1893 The Complete Grazier Cattle-Breeders Assistant W Youatt W Fream 13th Ed
1893 The Complete Grazier Cattle-Breeders Assistant W Youatt W Fream 13th Ed

Price: £99.99

An impressively large copy of this exhaustive Victorian guide to the keeping of cattle. "A compendium of husbandry embracing the breeding, management and diseases of stock; dairy farming and dairy produce; poultry and poultry...

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1894 2vols Catalogue Des Livres Rares et Precieux La Bibliotheque Lignerolles
1894 2vols Catalogue Des Livres Rares et Precieux La Bibliotheque Lignerolles

Price: £42.00

Two volumes of this bibliography of the library of Comte de Lignerolle, in French.Volumes I and II only, of the complete four volumes.Volume I contains theology, science, law and arts; and Volume II details 'beautiful letters'....

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1894 Alfred W. Pollard Italian Book Illustrations First Edition With Nine Plates
1894 Alfred W. Pollard Italian Book Illustrations First Edition With Nine Plates

Price: £55.00

A first edition of this reference to Italian book illustrations.Containing nine full-page reproductions of said illustraions, as well as many more in-text, the work focusses chiefly on the fiteenth century and is an extremely...

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1894 Bowes A Catalogue Of Books Printed At Cambridge Limited Edition Index
1894 Bowes A Catalogue Of Books Printed At Cambridge Limited Edition Index

Price: £135.00

A index volume of a catalogue of books relating to Cambridge, in attractive cloth binding.Part of a limited printing of 100 copies on hand-made Dutch paper, and with a decorative title page, this index volume is an essential component...

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1894 Dictionnaire d'Argot Fin de Siecle by Charles Virmaitre in French
1894 Dictionnaire d'Argot Fin de Siecle by Charles Virmaitre in French

Price: £110.00

A French slang dictionary by Charles Virmaitre.In the original French.With a Preface.

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1894 George Norton Balancing For Expert Book-Keepers
1894 George Norton Balancing For Expert Book-Keepers

Price: £130.00

A scarce work on book keepingWith a test journal balancing book and specimen accountsSir George Lionel Pepler (1882 13 April 1959) was a British town planner who was influential in the development of town planning practise in the...

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1894 John Nevil Maskelyne Sharps and Flats Secrets of Cheating at Games First Ed
1894 John Nevil Maskelyne Sharps and Flats Secrets of Cheating at Games First Ed

Price: £300.00

An uncommon first edition of this work on card sharp practices.First Edition.John Nevil Maskelyne was an English stage magician and inventor of many Victorian era devices. Sharps and Flats was an instant hit when it was first released,...

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1894 London Statistics Volume IV 1893-4 London County Council Illustrated Graphs
1894 London Statistics Volume IV 1893-4 London County Council Illustrated Graphs

Price: £110.00

A collection of statistics regarding the County of London.With numerous tables and large colour fold-out maps and graphs.This is volume IV of the 'London Statistics'Ex library, with the Home Office Statistical Dept stamp to title page....

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1894 Monthly Army List April Military History Reference Book Marines Yeomanry
1894 Monthly Army List April Military History Reference Book Marines Yeomanry

Price: £76.00

A very scarce edition of The Monthly Army List, for April 1894.Listing the officers of the active list of the army, as well as the Royal Marines, Militia, Yeomanry and volunteers, the book makes for a very interesting insight into...

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1895 2Vol Dictionary of Painters and Engravers Biographical and Critical Michael Bryan
1895 2Vol Dictionary of Painters and Engravers Biographical and Critical Michael Bryan

Price: £230.00

An attractive two volume set of this comprehensive art reference work.. Complete in two volumes. The first reprint of the new edition, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Walter Armstrong....

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1895 A Brief History of Wood-Engraving from its Invention by Joseph Cundall
1895 A Brief History of Wood-Engraving from its Invention by Joseph Cundall

Price: £34.99

A useful reference book on Wood-Engraving by Joseph Cundall.Author of Holdein and His Works.With numerous black and white plates.

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1895 Cotton Weaving Development Principles Practice Richard Marsden Fabric
1895 Cotton Weaving Development Principles Practice Richard Marsden Fabric

Price: £120.00

A fascinating work on the process of cotton weaving. Scarce.With 21 plates.Includes chapters on the modern power loom, bleaching and dyeing and manufacture.

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1895 Diary and Buyers' Guide Scarce Copy
1895 Diary and Buyers' Guide Scarce Copy

Price: £59.99

A scarce edition of the Diary and Buyers' Guide 1895. With numerous illustrations. "The Diary and Buyers' Guide has become such a familiar Annual to those for whom it is intended as to render unnecessary any lengthened introduction...

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1896 2 vol in 1 English and French Dictionary L Smith H Hamilton E Legros New Ed
1896 2 vol in 1 English and French Dictionary L Smith H Hamilton E Legros New Ed

Price: £110.00

A handsomely bound set of dictionaries, dating from the late nineteenth century, offering both French to English and English to French reference works. Two volumes in one. Each are new edition,...

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1896 Church Of SCOTLAND Records Of The CLASSES Elizabeth Cleland First SCARCE
1896 Church Of SCOTLAND Records Of The CLASSES Elizabeth Cleland First SCARCE

Price: £125.00

A scarce first edition of this compilation of the past students of Aberdeen's Training College. First Edition. Featuring a tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece of Joseph Ogilvie, Principal of the Church of Scotland Training...

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1896 William Heaton Cassell's Concise Cyclopaedia Illustrated
1896 William Heaton Cassell's Concise Cyclopaedia Illustrated

Price: £30.00

An early general reference from the famous British publishing house. The book was first published in 1883. This later popular edition is illustrated with numerous vignettes. Cassell & Co. had an interesting history, and...

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1896-1897 2 Vol Bibliographica Papers On Books History Art Illus FIRST Edition
1896-1897 2 Vol Bibliographica Papers On Books History Art Illus FIRST Edition

Price: £160.00

Volumes II and III of this beautifully illustrated late nineteenth-century history of books. First Edition. Volumes II and III from a three volume set. Each volume contains four parts, volume II (parts V-VIII) and volume III (parts...

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1897 Henry R. Plomer Robert Wyer Printer and Bookseller Engravings
1897 Henry R. Plomer Robert Wyer Printer and Bookseller Engravings

Price: £19.99

A copy of Plomer's Robert Wyer, Printer and Bookseller, which was printed for the Bibliographical Society.The printed version of a lecture delivered by Plomer on printer and bookseller Robert Wyer.Founded in 1892, the Bibliographical...

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1897 Law Society The Records of the Society of Gentlemen Practisers
1897 Law Society The Records of the Society of Gentlemen Practisers

Price: £200.00

A scarce copy of The Records of the Society of Gentlemen Practisers In the Courts of Law and Equity Called the Law Society.Compiled from Manuscripts in the Possession of the Incorporated Law Society of the United Kingdom.With three...

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1897 The Principles of Waterworks Engineering J H T Tudsbery and A W Brightmore
1897 The Principles of Waterworks Engineering J H T Tudsbery and A W Brightmore

Price: £130.00

An informative reference book on The Principles of Waterworks Engineering by J. H. T. Tudsbery and A. W. Brightmore. Second edition. With appendix and thirteen plates.

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1897 The Shareholders' Directors' and Voluntary Liquidators' Legal Companion
1897 The Shareholders' Directors' and Voluntary Liquidators' Legal Companion

Price: £65.00

A scarce edition of this reference book by Francis B. Palmer.A Manual of Every-Day Law and Practice, for Promoters, Shareholders, Directors, Secretaries, Creditors, Solicitors, and Voluntary Liquidators of Companies.Under the Companies...

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1898 Haydn's Dictionary DATES Universal Information Benjamin VINCENT
1898 Haydn's Dictionary DATES Universal Information Benjamin VINCENT

Price: £24.99

A late-Victorian book of reference for general information. Twenty-second Edition. 'Comprehending remarkable occurrences, ancient and modern, the foundation, laws, and goverments of countries - their progress in arts, science,...

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1898 Haydns Dictionary of Dates BENJAMIN VINCENT
1898 Haydns Dictionary of Dates BENJAMIN VINCENT

Price: £47.99

Cloth bound with red leather spine label and gilt lettering. Complete with tables of the contemporary European sovereigns, and populations of the world, and all other entries listed alphabetically.

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1898 Lewine Bibliography Of Eighteenth Century Art Illustrated Limited Edition
1898 Lewine Bibliography Of Eighteenth Century Art Illustrated Limited Edition

Price: £110.00

A limited edition bibliography of eigheenth century art.Also cataloguing illustrated books, offering a "guide to collectors of illustrated works in English and French of the Period" , the work contains thirty-five plates and is part...

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1898 Statutes and Rules for the British Museum By Order of the Trustees
1898 Statutes and Rules for the British Museum By Order of the Trustees

Price: £44.99

A first edition of 1898 Statutes and Rules for the British Museum.The book was 'Made by the Trustees in Pursuance of the Act of Incorporation" , 10th December, 1898.The British Museum is a museum in London dedicated to human history...

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1898 Technical Education Board Minutes of Proceedings 1898 London County Council
1898 Technical Education Board Minutes of Proceedings 1898 London County Council

Price: £49.99

A scarce collection of minutes and cash papers from the Technical Education Board for the London County Council. With four cash and financial data papers, for the year 1898, bound into the rear. Volume six only.

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1898 The Labour Annual for the Year 1898 Edited and Published by Joseph Edwards
1898 The Labour Annual for the Year 1898 Edited and Published by Joseph Edwards

Price: £99.00

A scarce copy of The Labour Annual The Year-Book for Social and Political Reformers 1898 edited and published by Joseph Edwards.Fourth Year of Issue.With photographic portraits.

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1899 Bacon's Essays with Annotations Richard Whately Attractive Binding
1899 Bacon's Essays with Annotations Richard Whately Attractive Binding

Price: £145.00

A collection of the essays of Francis Bacon, with notes from Richard Whately. The Essays are written in a wide range of styles, from the plain and unadorned to the epigrammatic. They cover topics drawn from both public and private...

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1899 Engraving Catalogues Priced For Season 1898-9 Auction Christie Manson Woods
1899 Engraving Catalogues Priced For Season 1898-9 Auction Christie Manson Woods

Price: £275.00

An interesting hand-bound collection of auction catalogues from the years 1898 and 1899. Featuring more than twenty catalogues from the auctioneers Christie, Manson & Woods, known today simply as "Christie's", the world's largest...

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1899 Rechabite Directory for 1898-9 Independent Order Rechabites Very Scarce 1st
1899 Rechabite Directory for 1898-9 Independent Order Rechabites Very Scarce 1st

Price: £35.00

A very scarce first edition of this directory for Rechabites of the Independent Order of Rechabites, complied by Richardson Campbell, with a frontispiece. The first edition of this work. A...

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1900 2vol Index to the Charters and Rolls British Museum Ellis and Bickley
1900 2vol Index to the Charters and Rolls British Museum Ellis and Bickley

Price: £79.99

A catalogue of charters and rolls contained in the department of manuscripts in the British Museum. Arranged by county. Bookplate of Alfred Trego Butler to front pastedown. Complete in two volumes.

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1900 A List of Parish Registers G W Marshall Ex Libris Robert Rickards Esq Usk
1900 A List of Parish Registers G W Marshall Ex Libris Robert Rickards Esq Usk

Price: £40.00

A list of parish registers printed for the Parish Registers Society.With a separately printed appendix bound to the rear.Loosely inserted are two articles from the Daily Telegraph regarding the preservation of parish registers.Bound...

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1900 Catalogue Valuable Books of Francis Harvey
1900 Catalogue Valuable Books of Francis Harvey

Price: £45.00

A catalogue of the collection of Francis Harvey.With a page of contents; collated for auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge.

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1900 How To Deal with your Banker Henry Warren Third Augustus Pitt-Rivers Plate
1900 How To Deal with your Banker Henry Warren Third Augustus Pitt-Rivers Plate

Price: £200.00

A third edition of this work on banking.With the bookplate of Augustus Pitt-Rivers, an English army officer, ethnologist and archaeologist noted for his collection of archaeological and ethnological pieces which served as the founding...

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1900 Scarce Catalogue of Valuable Collection Manuscripts Austro-Hungary Sotheby
1900 Scarce Catalogue of Valuable Collection  Manuscripts Austro-Hungary Sotheby

Price: £35.00

A scarce record of the books from a private Austrian collector that were sold at Sotheby's in 1900.With several photographic plates.

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1901 Dice and Dominoes Burleigh Pocket Library GAMES
1901 Dice and Dominoes Burleigh Pocket Library GAMES

Price: £69.99

A collection of games to play with dice and dominoes. Part of the Burleigh Pocket Library Collection. Featuring diagrams and illustrations.

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1901 Engraving Catalogues Priced For Season 1900-1 Auction Christie Manson Woods
1901 Engraving Catalogues Priced For Season 1900-1 Auction Christie Manson Woods

Price: £160.00

An interesting hand-bound collection of auction catalogues from the years 1900 and 1901. Featuring more than thirty catalogues from the auctioneers Christie, Manson & Woods, known today simply as "Christie's", the...

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1902 8vols The Modern Cyclopedia of Universal Information ed Charles Annandale
1902 8vols The Modern Cyclopedia of Universal Information ed Charles Annandale

Price: £260.00

A scarce complete set of The Modern Cyclopedia edited by Charles Annandale.Complete in eight volumes.The volumes are divided into: A-BLA, BLA-CON, CON-FIR, FIR-ILO, IMA-MOM, MON-POS, POT-SKA and SKE-ZYM.A handy book on reference on...

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1902 Eliot Hodgkin Rariora Volume III Notes On Printed Books And Manuscripts
1902 Eliot Hodgkin Rariora Volume III Notes On Printed Books And Manuscripts

Price: £75.00

A scarce third volume of Rariora, compiled by John Eliot Hodgkin.With many plates and facsimiles throughout, the work compiles notes on the printed books, manuscripts, historical documents, medals, engravings and pottery of Great Britain....

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1902 Engraving Catalogues Priced For Season 1901-2 Auction Christie Manson Woods
1902 Engraving Catalogues Priced For Season 1901-2 Auction Christie Manson Woods

Price: £150.00

An interesting hand-bound collection of auction catalogues from the years 1901 and 1902. Featuring more than twenty-five catalogues from the auctioneers Christie, Manson & Woods, known today simply as "Christie's", the...

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1902 Internationell Signalbok Colour Illustrated Scarce Flags Light Flashes
1902 Internationell Signalbok Colour Illustrated Scarce Flags Light Flashes

Price: £80.00

A scarce book on signal flags and signal lights from around the world. Frontispiece illustration with flag table showing the alphabet in flags. Eight other illustrated plates with the flags of the world.  Includes...

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1902 John Pendleton How Succeed Journalist Guide Writing Industry First Edition
1902 John Pendleton How Succeed Journalist Guide Writing Industry First Edition

Price: £88.00

A scarce 1902 guide to succeeding in journalism.Part of the 'How To' Series, the book deals with many facets of the industry, including more abstract ones such as journalistic instinct and lifestyle, as well as accounts from editors...

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1902 William Younger Fletcher English Book Collectors English Bookman's Library
1902 William Younger Fletcher English Book Collectors English Bookman's Library

Price: £260.00

A volume on the book collectors' of England.First EditionPart of the English Bookman's Library series, the work contains numerous plates and vignettes throughout.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973), a...

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1903 4Vol Short Studies on Great Subjects James Anthony Froude New Impression
1903 4Vol Short Studies on Great Subjects James Anthony Froude New Impression

Price: £79.99

A highly detailed set of anthologies comprising of essays surrounding a broad variety of subjects. New impression. Varying subjects include history, politics, science, travel,  philosophy, and religion. With...

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1903 A History of the Theories of Production and Distribution Edwin Cannan
1903 A History of the Theories of Production and Distribution Edwin Cannan

Price: £99.99

A scare copy of this work on economics by Edwin Cannan. Second edition, with two additional sections. Including chapters on The Wealth of A Nation, The Idea of Production, The Pseudo-Distribution and many more.

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1903 Blackie's Standard Shilling Dictionary with Appendices Talwin Morris
1903 Blackie's Standard Shilling Dictionary with Appendices Talwin Morris

Price: £48.00

A scarce copy of Blackie's Standard Shilling Dictionary.Talwin Morris Binding.With Appendices on Terms and Measures used in Physics, Engineering, &c.; Foreign Words, Phrases, and Sayings; Abbreviations and Contractions; Forms of...

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1903 Catalogue Library Caroline Furbush Privately Printed Limited Edition
1903 Catalogue Library Caroline Furbush Privately Printed Limited Edition

Price: £160.00

A very scarce copy of the catalogue of the library of Caroline C. Furbush; copy number 106 of 206 on hand made paper.Containing decorative plates of the work collected throughout, of which there were over 8000 volumes and many other...

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1903 Disinfection and the Preservation of Food by Samuel Rideal
1903 Disinfection and the Preservation of Food by Samuel Rideal

Price: £69.99

A scarce copy of Disinfection and Preservation of Food.Together with an Account of the Chemical Substances used as Antiseptics and Preservatives.By Samuel Rideal, Author of Water and its Purification and Sewage and the Bacterial Purification...

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1903-09 Electrical Contractor From March 1903 until February 1908
1903-09 Electrical Contractor From March 1903 until February 1908

Price: £180.00

A volume of The Electrical Contractor from March 1903-February 1908.By the National Electrical Contractors' Association.Published on the first of each month.The Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) is the main trade association...

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1904 Harry G. Aldis A List Of Books Printed In Scotland Before 1700 With Notes
1904 Harry G. Aldis A List Of Books Printed In Scotland Before 1700 With Notes

Price: £65.00

An uncommon bibliography of Scottish books, by Harry G. Aldis.Focussing on the books printed in Scotland pre-1700, with those printed "furth of the realm for Scottish booksellers" , and with notes on the printers and stationers, the...

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1904 Jules Payot L'Éducation de la Volonté Scarce Education Teaching Pedagogy
1904 Jules Payot L'Éducation de la Volonté Scarce Education Teaching Pedagogy

Price: £60.00

A copy of Payot's L'ducation de la Volont, or The Education of the Will. The work aims to discuss how to improve your self-determination and will through education and self-improvement. Jules Payot was known for his pedagogical...

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1905 English Goldsmiths And Their Marks By Charles Jackson Illustration Tables
1905 English Goldsmiths And Their Marks By Charles Jackson Illustration Tables

Price: £79.99

A comprehensive guide to English goldsmiths and their marks with and illustration to frontispiece and a further five illustrations throughout. A history of goldsmiths and plateworkers of England Scotland and Ireland with over eleven...

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1905 Engraving Catalogues Prices States 1904-5 Auction Christie Manson Woods
1905 Engraving Catalogues Prices States 1904-5 Auction Christie Manson Woods

Price: £140.00

An interesting hand-bound collection of auction catalogues from the years 1904 and 1905. Featuring more than twenty catalogues from the auctioneers Christie, Manson & Woods, known today simply as "Christie's", the world's...

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1905 Illustrated Catalogue of a Loan Collection of Portraits Lionel Cust Intro
1905 Illustrated Catalogue of a Loan Collection of Portraits Lionel Cust Intro

Price: £24.00

The first edition of this collection of historical portraits. 'Of English Historical Personages Who Died Between 1625 and 1714.'Containing plates and descriptions of portraits that were exhibited in the examination schools of Oxford...

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1906 Barlett Law List Comprising Judges Officers Courts Justice Reference Book
1906 Barlett Law List Comprising Judges Officers Courts Justice Reference Book

Price: £40.00

A rare 1906 edition of The Law List.Listing all the Judges and officers of the Courts of Justice of England and Wales, as well as other professionals including counsel, solicitors, proctors and notaries. Contains a personal bookplate...

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1906 Essai De Bibliographie Pratique Aide-Memoire Du Libraire L'Amateur Livres
1906 Essai De Bibliographie Pratique Aide-Memoire Du Libraire L'Amateur Livres

Price: £45.00

A copy of this bibliography of rare and curious works, in French.Repertoire d'ouvrages rares ou curieux en tous genres, anciens et modernes: editions originales, livres a gravures des XVI, XVII, XVIII, et XIX siecles, impressions rares,...

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1906 Martin Hardie English Coloured Books With Twenty-Seven Plates
1906 Martin Hardie English Coloured Books With Twenty-Seven Plates

Price: £98.00

A volume detailing English books with colour illustrations, in very attractive decorative binding.With twenty-seven colour and monochrome plates, reproducing illustrations which are deemed noteworthy or innovative, by the likes of...

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1906 The Coursing Calendar for the Spring Season 1906 by R C Evelegh
1906 The Coursing Calendar for the Spring Season 1906 by R C Evelegh

Price: £49.99

An edition of The Coursing Calendar for the Spring Season, 1906 by R. C. Evelegh.The full title of this volume reads:The Coursing Calendar for the Spring Season, 1906. Containing Returns of the Principal Public Courses run in Great...

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1906 The Use Of Life By Sir John Lubbock Lord Averbury
1906 The Use Of Life By Sir John Lubbock Lord Averbury

Price: £79.99

A guide to life encompassing how to be happy and practical chapters on a wide range of topics such as Money Matter, Social Life and Health. Sir John Lubbock was a successful merchant and banker in London. With a previous owner's...

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1907 Oxford University Calendar Early Twentieth Century Academic Reference Book
1907 Oxford University Calendar Early Twentieth Century Academic Reference Book

Price: £25.00

A Oxford University Calendar for the year 1907.Containing the list of pupils in both individual classes and colleges, as well as a schedule of notable events throughout the academic year, the volume makes for an interesting...

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1907 Statistique Internationale du Mouvement de la Population French Republic
1907 Statistique Internationale du Mouvement de la Population French Republic

Price: £70.00

A scarce work on the international population statistics.Printed in French and produced by the ministry of Labour of the French Republic.Information on international birth, death and marriage rates and other statistical information,...

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1907 W H Cremer The Secret Out One Thousand Tricks White Magic Magician's Circle
1907 W H Cremer The Secret Out One Thousand Tricks White Magic Magician's Circle

Price: £165.00

A profusely illustrated guide to white magic and card tricks.A new impression, with three hudnred illustrations.With the bookplate of Ernie Tongue, Associate of the Inner Magic Circle. A comprehensive guide to sleigh-of-hand...

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1908 12vol The Standard Cyclopedia of Modern Agriculture Robert Wright Plates
1908 12vol The Standard Cyclopedia of Modern Agriculture Robert Wright Plates

Price: £175.00

A complete and comprehensive agricultural encyclopaedia, edited by Professor R. Patrick Wright. Copiously illustrated throughout, including hundreds of vignette illustrations and two hundred and nineteen plates (collated complete,...

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1908 2Vol Catalogue of the Valuable Library of Edward James Stanley Illus Colour
1908 2Vol Catalogue of the Valuable Library of Edward James Stanley Illus Colour

Price: £55.00

A two volume set of this auction catalogue from Sotheby's.With 16 full colour platesEdward James Stanley was a British Conservative politician whose library of illuminated books was auctioned after his death.

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1908 2vol Dictionnaire Universel Des Sciences Lettres Arts D'Histoire Geographie M Bouillet
1908 2vol Dictionnaire Universel Des Sciences Lettres Arts D'Histoire Geographie M Bouillet

Price: £220.00

Two volumes of this famous French encyclopaedic dictionary by Marie-Nicolas Bouillet. 'Dictionnaire Universel D'Histoire et de Geographie' was the first, and is the best known work by Bouillet....

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1908 Dictionary Foreign Phrases Classical Quotations Hugh Percy Jones
1908 Dictionary Foreign Phrases Classical Quotations Hugh Percy Jones

Price: £80.00

A fascinating and comprehensive dictionary of foreign phrases and classical quotations, by Hugh Percy Jones. This work contains over fourteen thousand 'idioms, proverbs, maxims, mottoes, technical...

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1908 Dyeing Cleaning Practical Handbook Frank Farell Illustrated Textile Fibres
1908 Dyeing Cleaning Practical Handbook  Frank Farell Illustrated Textile Fibres

Price: £50.00

An informative work on the process of dyeing and cleaning.Includes chapters on the technology of textile fibres, dry cleaning and finishing.Includes 78 illustrations.

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1908 Hunts with Jorrocks by Robert Surtees Illustrated by G. Denholm Armour
1908 Hunts with Jorrocks by Robert Surtees Illustrated by G. Denholm Armour

Price: £79.99

An edition of Hunts with Jorrocks from Handley Cross by Robert Surtees. With twenty-five illustrations by G. Denholm Armour. Robert Smith Surtees (17 May 1805 16 March 1864) was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer....

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1908 Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes Scarce
1908 Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes Scarce

Price: £55.00

This is a scarce edition of Kelly's handbook from 1908.The Thirty-Fourth annual edition.With original advertisements to rear.Kelly's Directories originally produced trade directories which listed tradespeople and businesses in the...

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1908-1909 Cambridge University Calendar Academic Schedule Reference Book
1908-1909 Cambridge University Calendar Academic Schedule Reference Book

Price: £90.00

A Cambridge University Calendar for the year 1907.Containing the list of pupils in both individual classes and colleges, as well as a schedule of notable events throughout the academic year, the volume makes for an interesting...

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1909 4vol Short Studies on Great Subjects James Anthony Froude Oxford Binding
1909 4vol Short Studies on Great Subjects James Anthony Froude Oxford Binding

Price: £275.00

A collection of essays from novelist and historian James Anthony Froude. Covering topics such as The Life and Times of Thomas Becket, Annals of an English Abbey, Scientific Method Applied to History, and The Dissolution of the...

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1909 A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Fox-Davies Johnston Illus Colour Plates
1909 A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Fox-Davies Johnston Illus Colour Plates

Price: £135.00

- An interesting history on heraldry, this being considered a standard work of heraldry, being very successful and influential upon it's publication. Written by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies,...

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1909 MATTHEWS Contemporary Index to Printed Parish Registers genealogy
1909 MATTHEWS Contemporary Index to Printed Parish Registers genealogy

Price: £21.99

An Edwardian curio of interest to the archivist or genealogist.This volume details whether copies of individual registers may be found in the central libraries of London, Leeds, and Manchester, and is appended with a supplementarty...

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1909-10 5vols Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by George Williamson
1909-10 5vols Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by George Williamson

Price: £160.00

A set of Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers. Complete in five volumes. New edition revised and enlarged under the supervision of George C. Williamson. With numerous illustrations. Each volume contains an engraved frontispiece. Michael...

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1909-12 12vol The Standard Cyclopedia of Modern Agriculture Robert Wright Plates
1909-12 12vol The Standard Cyclopedia of Modern Agriculture Robert Wright Plates

Price: £175.00

A complete and comprehensive agricultural encyclopaedia, edited by Professor R. Patrick Wright. Copiously illustrated throughout, including hundreds of vignette illustrations and two hundred and nineteen plates (collated complete,...

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1910 Benjamin Vincent Haydns Dictionary Dates Universal Information Reference
1910 Benjamin Vincent Haydns Dictionary Dates Universal Information Reference

Price: £80.00

A early Twentieth Century edition of this noted reference book.Covering a hugely diverse range of subjects, the information is arranged both by category and alphabetically, and information on a notable murder in Canning Town can be...

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