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1644 John Evelyn Sylva a Discourse of Forest-Trees First Edition Uncommon
1644 John Evelyn Sylva a Discourse of Forest-Trees First Edition Uncommon

Price: £5,000.00

An uncommon first edition of this important work on Forestry.Sylva was first presented in 1662 as a paper to the Royal Society and then published in book form in 1664. It is recognised as one of the most influential texts on forestry...

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1646 The Booke Called The Mirrour of Justices by Andrew Horne Legal Criticism
1646 The Booke Called The Mirrour of Justices by Andrew Horne Legal Criticism

Price: £750.00

There's only one match online, a 1st edition published in 1642 on abe for 639.  this is the second  version on Copac, the one with the correct collation, with the same date as the first version on copac - also...

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1650 The Holy Court Nicholas Caussin Five Tomes Reason Passion 1st complete ed
1650 The Holy Court Nicholas Caussin Five Tomes Reason Passion 1st complete ed

Price: £380.00

A rare first complete edition of Caussin's work, a moral opus, that gives a Christianised account of what Caussin defines as four of the most prominent passions: Love, Desire, Anger and Envy, along with sub divisions of this genre....

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1671 Mirror or Looking Glass S CLARKE + frontis SCARCE
1671 Mirror or Looking Glass S CLARKE + frontis SCARCE

Price: £450.00

A rare book with illustrated title page and portrait frontispiece. Samuel Clarke is best known as the writer of the "Lives of Sundry Modern Divines". He was an Anglican clergyman and was relatively well-connected, though never...

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1680 Remarks on Thomas BLOOD, Crown Jewels Thief RARE
1680 Remarks on Thomas BLOOD, Crown Jewels Thief RARE

Price: £960.00

A handsome and rather scarce First Edition account of Thomas Blood's exploits. Bound in quarter leather with a spine label and gilt lettering, and marbled paper-covered boards. With numerous blank pages bound in. Anonymously...

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1696 2vol Les Eloges des Hommes Scavans Scarce Antoine Teissier
1696 2vol Les Eloges des Hommes Scavans Scarce Antoine Teissier

Price: £350.00

A very scarce seventeenth-century French work from Jacques-Auguste de Thou.With vignette title pages, and decorative head-and-tailpieces. Collated, complete.Second edition, revised, corrected, and augmented with many notations. With...

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1721 2 Vol POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS Matthew Prior
1721 2 Vol POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS Matthew Prior

Price: £155.00

An early set in an original 18th century crested binding of Priors famous poems. Two volumes of full brown leather with gilt lettering and detailing. Matthew Prior was an English poet and diplomat. He was appointed as secretary...

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1729 Grotius the Truth of the Christian Religion in Six Books
1729 Grotius the Truth of the Christian Religion in Six Books

Price: £270.00

The cornerstone work of the Dutch progidy.Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) was a prodigious Dutch lawyer. He entered University at Leyden at 12; and was appointed Historian of the States General at 18, and Advocate Fiscal at 24. He travelled...

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1730 The Institutions of the Law of Scotland George Mackenzie
1730 The Institutions of the Law of Scotland George Mackenzie

Price: £230.00

A political work identified as a formal source of law in Scotland. George Mackenzie  was a Scottish lawyer, Lord Advocate and legal writer.

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1744 Two Volumes Samuel Butler Hudibras Illustrated After Hogarth
1744 Two Volumes Samuel Butler Hudibras Illustrated After Hogarth

Price: £295.00

The mock heroic narrative of the English Civil War, illustrated here and comprised of three parts in two volumes. In a lovely early binding. The illustrations are after Hogarth. The work was first published shortly after...

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1745 POLITICS Succession of House of HANNOVER Royalty
1745 POLITICS Succession of House of HANNOVER Royalty

Price: £210.00

A mid eighteenth century reprint of a political pamphlet on the Succession of the House of Hannover. Disbound. Published anonymously. The numerous works of "Matthias Earbery (16901740), writer and nonjuring Church of England...

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1747 L'Espion des Cours des Princes Chretiens Letters Turkish Spy French
1747 L'Espion des Cours des Princes Chretiens Letters Turkish Spy French

Price: £90.00

A very scarce copy of the Letters of a Turkish Spy.Printed in the Netherlands. Publisher's advertisements for other titles in German and French. Main text in French.Frontispiece of Giovanni Paolo Marana.This copy contains 43 of the...

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1750 Compleat Gamester Richard Seymour SCARCE Card Game
1750 Compleat Gamester Richard Seymour SCARCE Card Game

Price: £2,279.99

A scarce and important book on games by Charles Cotton and Richard Seymour. Bound in full contemporary calf leather. The Compleat Gamester is the first English book that discussed indoor and outdoor games and sports, including...

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1760 Mr Hoyles Games of Whist Chess Piquet etc Twelfth Edition Signed Game Rules
1760 Mr Hoyles Games of Whist Chess Piquet etc Twelfth Edition Signed Game Rules

Price: £1,100.00

The twelfth official edition of Hoyle's Games. With the bookplate of William Fair, Esquire. Fair was from the border village Langlee, Scotland. He has been named in parliamentary papers and it is therefore possible...

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1764 2vol The VISITOR by Several Hands WILLIAM DODD
1764 2vol The VISITOR by Several Hands WILLIAM DODD

Price: £360.00

A hard to come by first edition of William Dodd's The Visitor. Binding copy. Bound in calf leather. First edition. Uncommon. William Dodd (1729 - 1777) was an English Anglican clergyman and a man of letters. He dabbled in forgery...

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1773-1774 Plays of Shakespeare Bell's Edition Julius Caesar Coriolanus &c Illus
1773-1774 Plays of Shakespeare Bell's Edition Julius Caesar Coriolanus &c Illus

Price: £110.00

A selection of the plays of Shakespeare bound in one volume.Taken from the Bell's Edition of Shakespeare. Volume 5 of original 9.This volume contains: Julius Caesar, Timon of Athens, Coriolanus, The Winter's Tale and Twelfth Night.Each...

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1774 4 Vols Letters by Dormer Stanfield Earl of Chesterfield First Edition
1774 4 Vols Letters by Dormer Stanfield Earl of Chesterfield First Edition

Price: £900.00

A first edition collection of letters from the Earl of Chesterfield providing a wealth of information of the lives of the upper-class in the eighteenth century. The letters are mostly instructive, detailing such subjects...

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1789 TRACTS by WARBURTON & a Warburtonian FIRST EDITION
1789 TRACTS by WARBURTON & a Warburtonian FIRST EDITION

Price: £290.00

A handsomely bound copy of some of Warburton's writings not to be found in Richard Hurd's collection of his works, with some defences of Warburton by Richard Hurd. Bound in half calf leather with marbled paper covered boards and...

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1797 POPE BENEDICT XIV Religion LATIN History
1797 POPE BENEDICT XIV Religion LATIN History

Price: £133.99

Paper vellum spine with exposed boards.  Scrace text in Latin with decorative head and tail pieces and illuminated initials. Continued from title page; Olim Prosperi Card. de Lambertinis Primum anconitanae Ecclesiae episcopi,...

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1800 FABLES Choisies Enfans L. CHAMBAUD French
1800 FABLES Choisies Enfans L. CHAMBAUD French

Price: £49.99

A copy of Louis Chambaud's popular 1751 textbook to help children learn the French language through fables. 'Avec un Index alphabtique de tous les mots traduits en Anglois'. 'With an alphabetical index of all words translated...

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1808-09 4volsin2 The Fool of Quality or History of Henry Barl of Moreland Brooke
1808-09 4volsin2 The Fool of Quality or History of Henry Barl of Moreland Brooke

Price: £130.00

Henry Brooke's famous picareque and sentimental novel in two volumes.Four volumes bound as two. Collated, volumes I, II, and IV appear to be missing frontispiece's with evidence of frontis to volume IV being removed. Direct from the...

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1812 Christian Researches in Asia Oriental Languages Claudius Buchanan
1812 Christian Researches in Asia Oriental Languages Claudius Buchanan

Price: £110.00

An uncommon copy of this religious work by Reverend Claudius Buchanan. Reverend Claudius Buchanan (1766-1815) was a Scottish theologian, an ordained minister of the Church of England, and an extremely 'low church' missionary for the...

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1812 Henry Tuke The Principles of Religion as Professed Quakers Fifth Edition
1812 Henry Tuke The Principles of Religion as Professed Quakers Fifth Edition

Price: £70.00

A fifth edition of this work of the Quaker faith.Henry Tuke co-operated with his father William Tuke in the reforms at the retreat azylum in York, England. He was the author of sveral moral and theological treatises which have been...

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1814-1824 Cato to Lord Byron and Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte George Burges
1814-1824 Cato to Lord Byron and Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte George Burges

Price: £175.00

An uncommon collection of biographical works, celebrating the lives of prolific poet Lord Byron, and French military and political leader Napoleon Bonaparte. Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte is the ninth edition, being the last anonymous...

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1815 2vols Miscellaneous Tracts on Religious Political and Agricultural R Watson
1815 2vols Miscellaneous Tracts on Religious Political and Agricultural R Watson

Price: £220.00

Complete two volumes of Richard Watson's miscellaneous musings.Bound together as one volume.Rather scarce. A good example well preserved in the original binding.Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady...

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1819 & 1843 2vol Anthony NESBITT and Miles BLAND
1819 & 1843 2vol Anthony NESBITT and Miles BLAND

Price: £399.99

Handsomely rebound. Scarce. Collated, complete. Rebound in quarter morocco with gilt lettering. Miles Bland's Geometrical Problems is a first edition. Anthony Nesbit (1778-1859) was a schoolmaster and land surveyor. Nesbit's...

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1822 2vols Early Lessons by Maria Edgeworth Eigth Edition
1822 2vols Early Lessons by Maria Edgeworth Eigth Edition

Price: £39.99

A set of Early Lessons by Maria Edgeworth.Two of the complete four volumes; the set consists of volumes I and II, and is missing volumes III and IV.Eighth edition.Maria Edgeworth (1 January 1768 22 May 1849) was a prolific Anglo-Irish...

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1822 Les MARTYRS Ou Le TRIOMPHE De La RELIGION CHRETIENNE Vicomte CHATEAUBRIAND
1822 Les MARTYRS Ou Le TRIOMPHE De La RELIGION CHRETIENNE Vicomte CHATEAUBRIAND

Price: £99.99

Franois-Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand (4 September 1768 4 July 1848) was a French writer, politician, diplomat and historian. He is considered the founder of Romanticism in French literature. His descriptions of Nature and his analysis...

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1825 Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres Hugh Blair Fourteenth Edition
1825 Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres Hugh Blair Fourteenth Edition

Price: £44.00

The fourteenth edition of Hugh Blair's popular and famed work.Hugh Blair was a Scottish minister of religion, author and rhetorician. He is often regarded as one of the first great theorists of discourse. He was occupant of the Chair...

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1827 HISTOIRE GARDE NATIONALE PARIS Charles COMTE La Censeur SCARCE
1827 HISTOIRE GARDE NATIONALE PARIS Charles COMTE La Censeur SCARCE

Price: £99.99

A copy of the scarce 'Histoire de la Garde Nationale' by Charles Comte (1782-1837), a French lawyer, journalist and political writer. Charles Comte is most notable for his part in the creation of La Censeur, French journal of institutional...

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1827 Rambles in Waltham Forest Marguerite Countess of Blessington Illus Scarce
1827 Rambles in Waltham Forest Marguerite Countess of Blessington Illus Scarce

Price: £700.00

A very scarce edition of this illustrated poetical work by Maguerite Gardiner .The last copy was sold at auction in 1980.Maguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington (1789-1849) was an Irish journalist and novelist, who was the...

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1829 Il Cristiano Vigilante Ossia Raccolta Divarj Atti Di Pieta Catholic Mass
1829 Il Cristiano Vigilante Ossia Raccolta Divarj Atti Di Pieta Catholic Mass

Price: £60.00

A companion for the Catholic Religion.In the original Italian.In a pocket sized format.With an illustrated frontispiece and 36 further illustrations. This work is a guide comprising of a practical way to attend Mass as well as...

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1829 Letters on the Improvement of the Mind Addressed to a Lady Chapone Conduct
1829 Letters on the Improvement of the Mind Addressed to a Lady Chapone Conduct

Price: £120.00

An illustrated edition of Mrs Hester Chapone's conduct book. Written for her niece, who was 15 years old at the time. Throughout the letters Chapone encourages rational understanding through reading the Bible, history and literature....

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1832 John Walsh On The Present Balance Of Parties In The State Leather Binding
1832 John Walsh On The Present Balance Of Parties In The State Leather Binding

Price: £20.00

A scarce nineteenth century poltical pamphlet.Dealing with the role of political parties in the State, the work provides interesting insight into the democracy of the nineteenth century, where voting was only extended to the priviliged...

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1834 Henry Lytton Bulwer France, Social Literary, Political Fine Binding First
1834 Henry Lytton Bulwer France, Social Literary, Political Fine Binding First

Price: £150.00

A well-preserved first edition of Lytton's 'France, Social, Literary, Political', which covers many aspects of French society. (William) Henry Lytton Earle Bulwer (1801 1872) was a British Liberal politician, diplomat and writer....

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1839 Mary Bethune The River Mole or Emlyn Stream 1st Edition Signed Poetry
1839 Mary Bethune The River Mole or Emlyn Stream 1st Edition Signed Poetry

Price: £250.00

A first edition of Mary D. Bethuen's poem, The River Mole. With black and white plates throughout.Published privately 'in aid of the fund for building national schools at Lethrede.' (Title page)Includes 'Notes' by William...

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1842 Societe Chretienne FRENCH Genin RELIGION
1842 Societe Chretienne FRENCH Genin RELIGION

Price: £29.99

Blue cloth binding with decorative gilt to the spine and decorative gilt and embossing to the boards. This is a French religious text intended for educational purposes. The text has decorative headpieces and an illuminated letter...

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1842-1844 2Vol Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon Harry Lorrequer Illus by Phiz
1842-1844 2Vol Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon Harry Lorrequer Illus by Phiz

Price: £120.00

An uncommon edition of Irish novelist Charles Lever's rollicking military adventure, first published 1841.With two vignette titles and 42 illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne, credited here as Phiz.Following on from...

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1844 The History of British Commerce George L Craik
1844 The History of British Commerce George L Craik

Price: £49.99

An historical investigation into the economic peak and troughs of Britain throughout its history. Covering many economic factors such as wars, agriculture, the effect of historical events on commerce and the movement of the population...

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1844-1894 17vols The Retrospect of Medicine by James Braithwaite
1844-1894 17vols The Retrospect of Medicine by James Braithwaite

Price: £495.00

A seventeen volume collection of The Retrospect of Practical Medicine & Surgery, being a Half-Yearly Journal edited by W. Braithwaite (and James Braithwaite).Surgeon to the Leeds General Eye and Ear Infirmary ; and Lecturer...

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1845 4 vols The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Aldine Edition illustrated
1845 4 vols The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Aldine Edition illustrated

Price: £80.00

Four Volumes only of the six volume Aldine edition works of Chaucer.Erroneously bound, with volumes, I, III, V and VI bound as and with the title pages of volumes I, II, IV and V.With illustrated frontispiece to the first volume. Volume...

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1850 Pierre Joseph Proudhon Systeme Des Contradictions Economiques Philosophie
1850 Pierre Joseph Proudhon Systeme Des Contradictions Economiques Philosophie

Price: £175.00

A scarce two volume French language one volume set of Proudhon's Systeme Des Contradictions Economiques, Ou Philosophie De La Misere, known in English The System of Economic Contradictions, or The Philosophy of Poverty.A...

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1852 2vol SIR ARTHUR HELPS Friends in Council Pickering First
1852 2vol SIR ARTHUR HELPS Friends in Council Pickering First

Price: £79.99

A fascinating two-volume Pickering first edition from Sir Arthur Helps.The edition is introduced by the author, who remarks that no one but those who have known intellectual society and then been deprived of it can truly...

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1853 2vol. Histoire de les Trappistes lovely fine binding
1853 2vol. Histoire de les Trappistes lovely fine binding

Price: £99.99

A thorough history of the Trappist movement from its foundation to the Victorian era, in handsome burgundy calf bindings.The Trappists are a Benedictine, Catholic order who follow a strict Cisterian lifestyle in monastic contemplation.These...

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1853 Traite de La Vieillesse Hygienique Medical Et Philosophique Par Reveille
1853 Traite de La Vieillesse Hygienique Medical Et Philosophique Par Reveille

Price: £79.99

With original covers bound in. Featuring a publisher's catalogue to the rear. Joseph-Henri-Awakened Parise was a French doctor. He was appointed physician to the military hospital at Gros Caillou in Paris, then surgeon of the gendarmerie....

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1854 -1856 6vol Excelsior Religion Science Literature Geology Illustrated
1854 -1856 6vol Excelsior Religion Science Literature Geology Illustrated

Price: £240.00

A six volume collection of Excelsior's publications between 1854 and 1856. A collection of 56 plates across all six volumes. Address topics such as geography, English letter writers, zoology and figures such as Captain Cook....

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1854-1855 First Edition The Newcomes William Thackeray Illustrated by R Doyle
1854-1855 First Edition The Newcomes William Thackeray Illustrated by R Doyle

Price: £320.00

A first edition of Thackeray's novel The Newcomes in two volumes. With multiple vingettes and illustrated plates by Richard DoylePublished serially over two years, The Newcomes follows events over several years worldwise....

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1855 2vols A Memoir of The Reverend Sydney Smith By His Daughter Lady Holland
1855 2vols A Memoir of The Reverend Sydney Smith By His Daughter Lady Holland

Price: £95.00

An affectionate memoir of wit, writer and cleric Sydney Smith.Written by his daughter, Lady Saba Holland, the second wife of Sir Henry Holland.Sydney Smith published several sermons and religious work. His reputation among contemporaries...

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1856 3 Volumes William Yarrell A History of British Birds Illustrated
1856 3 Volumes William Yarrell A History of British Birds Illustrated

Price: £125.00

A three volume third edition set of Yarrell's A History of British Birds.William Yarrell (1784 1856) was an English zoologist, prolific writer, bookseller and naturalist admired by his contemporaries for his precise scientific work.Yarrell...

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1856-61 12vols Comprehensive History of England Macfarlane Thomson Civil Social
1856-61 12vols Comprehensive History of England Macfarlane Thomson Civil Social

Price: £380.00

The complete twelve volumes of Macfarlane and Thomson's comprehensive history.With vignette illustrations throughout. Frontispiece to volumes I, VII, IV and XII. Engraved title page to volumes I, V,  X and IX.Collated, complete.This...

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1857 2vol Tea-Table Talk Mrs. Mathews Manners Society Very Scarce
1857 2vol Tea-Table Talk Mrs. Mathews Manners Society Very Scarce

Price: £150.00

An attractive edition of this work in two volumes by Mrs. Mathews (also known as Anne Jackson). Tea Table Talks is a commentary on manners and other societal observations by Mrs. Mathews.

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1859 Nature & Human Nature Sam SLICK Thomas HALIBURTON
1859 Nature & Human Nature Sam SLICK Thomas HALIBURTON

Price: £39.99

A bright copy of Nature and Human Nature by Thomas C. Haliburton. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering, decoration, and blindstamped decoration. Bound by Leighton Son and Hodge, with a bookbinder's label on the rear pastedown. Thomas...

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1859-1863 4V Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn Bray Bayntun Binding Illust
1859-1863 4V Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn Bray Bayntun Binding Illust

Price: £750.00

A handsomely bound set of John Evelyn's diaries and letters, including correspondence of his wife, Mary Evelyn, and other notable figures of seventeenth century British public life. Volumes one and two comprise...

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1862-1867 9Vols George Augustus Sala Temple Bar Magazine Leather Bindings
1862-1867 9Vols George Augustus Sala Temple Bar Magazine Leather Bindings

Price: £690.00

A nine-volume set of Temple Bar, in attractive half-calf bindings with gilt detailing and marbled boards.Temple Bar was a London journal, issued monthly with a cover price of one shilling and was originally not illustrated....

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1863 15Vol Thomas De Quinceys Works Collection of Novels
1863 15Vol Thomas De Quinceys Works Collection of Novels

Price: £300.00

An extensive collection of the works of Thomas De Quincey15 Volumes of a 16 Volume SetContaining Volumes II to XVI inclusively. Missing Volume IThomas Penson De Quincey (1785 1859) was an English essayist, best known for his...

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1865 Commonplace PHILOSOPHER in Town and Country BOYD
1865 Commonplace PHILOSOPHER in Town and Country BOYD

Price: £59.99

A finely-bound mid nineteenth century edition of Boyd's series of philosophical essays. Bound in half-leather with gilt lettering and decoration, and marbled paper-covered boards. New Edition. Published as "by the author of The...

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1866 Chansons de P.J Beranger Poetry Illustrations
1866 Chansons de P.J Beranger Poetry Illustrations

Price: £65.00

An illustrated collection of the poems of P.J de Beranger. P J Beranger was a French poet and songwriter from 1780-1857.

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1868 3vol Myddleton Pomfret a Novel William Harrison Ainsworth First Edition
1868 3vol Myddleton Pomfret a Novel William Harrison Ainsworth First Edition

Price: £325.00

The complete collection of William Harrison Ainsworth's three volumed fictional novel, Myddleton Pomfret. Scarce first edition.  William Harrison Ainsworth was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He was very...

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1872 Edmond About LEs Mariages De Paris in French
1872 Edmond About LEs Mariages De Paris in French

Price: £60.00

A satirical novel by Edmond AboutEdmond Francois Valentin About (1828 1885) was a French novelist, publicist and journalist.He made his name as an entertaining anti-clerical writer. The satirical Le Roi des Montagnes (1856; translated...

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1873 3vol Chapman's Dramatic Works George Chapman Plays Comedies Tragedies
1873 3vol Chapman's Dramatic Works George Chapman Plays Comedies Tragedies

Price: £240.00

A handsome edition of the comedies and tragedies of George Chapman. George Chapman (1559 - 1634) was an English dramatist and a classical scholar. He has been claimed a rival to Shakespeare's sonnets and an anticipator of the...

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1873 Elements of Rhetoric Analaysis of Laws of Moral Evidence Richard Whately
1873 Elements of Rhetoric Analaysis of Laws of Moral Evidence Richard Whately

Price: £24.99

A scarce edition of this work on the art of rhetoric from Irish scholar Richard Whately. Reprinted from the seventh edition.

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1873 M LAbbe DHulst Vie De La Mere Marie Terese
1873 M LAbbe DHulst Vie De La Mere Marie Terese

Price: £50.00

An uncommon French book Theodolinda BOURCIN Dubouch, known by her religious name Venerable Mother Mary Theresa of Jesus' Heart ( 1809 - 1863 ), is a religious , foundress of the Congregation of the restorative Adoration in...

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1874 Critical and Historical ESSAYS by Lord MACAULAY
1874 Critical and Historical ESSAYS by Lord MACAULAY

Price: £99.99

A nice clean copy of Lord Macaulay's Essays. School prize binding Bound in calf leather with marbled edges and gilt lettering and decoration. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay (1800 1859) was a nineteenth-century British...

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1874 Poems and Letters of Thomas Gray Fine Binding Illustrated
1874 Poems and Letters of Thomas Gray Fine Binding Illustrated

Price: £123.00

An illustrated edition of the works of Thomas Gray in a Riviere binding. With frontispiece and four albumen print mounted illustrations.Thomas Gray was an English poet, letter writer, classical scholar and professor most famous...

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1875-1884 9Vols Ouida Maria Louise Rame Signa Wanda Princess Napraxine British
1875-1884 9Vols Ouida Maria Louise Rame Signa Wanda Princess Napraxine British

Price: £495.00

An uncommon set of three novels by Ouida (the pen name of author Maria Louise Rame), bound into three volumes each. Part of the Tauchnitz Collection of British Authors, and comprising volumes 1501-1503 (Signa), 2145-2147 (Wanda) and...

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1877 ETIQUETTE Meetings & Greetings by William TEGG 1st
1877 ETIQUETTE Meetings & Greetings by William TEGG 1st

Price: £47.99

An extensive bookon ceremonies, and etiquette. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. First Edition. Including frontis. Armorial nameplate of George Philip Newby on the front paste down. William Tegg (18161895) was a publisher...

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1878 AMERICAN INTEREST Sheep Husbandry in the South
1878 AMERICAN INTEREST Sheep Husbandry in the South

Price: £227.99

A rare survival in the original paper covers. Early edition. Very Scarce. John L. Hayes was the secretary of The National Association of Wool Manufacturers.   Includes chapters on Kentucky sheep and the angora goat.

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1881 Sir Richard Whittington Walter Besant James Rice History Signed First Ed
1881 Sir Richard Whittington Walter Besant James Rice History Signed First Ed

Price: £695.00

A first edition of Walter Besant and James Rice's account of the life of Sir Richard Whittington. With bookplate of Besant's nephew, Arthur Digby Besant, to front pastedown and inscription from the author to front free endpaper....

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1883 James Nasmyth Engineer an Autobiography Edited by Samuel Smiles
1883 James Nasmyth Engineer an Autobiography Edited by Samuel Smiles

Price: £49.99

An autobiography of the engineer James Nasmyth.Edited by Samuel Smiles, Author of Lives of the Engineers.With a portrait by George Reid, R.S.A. etched by Paul Rajon, and numerous illustrations.

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1884 The Works of Alfred Tennyson Poet Laureate Illustrated Potrait Frontis
1884 The Works of Alfred Tennyson Poet Laureate Illustrated Potrait Frontis

Price: £55.00

The works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.With a portrait frontispiece of Lord Tennyson.Tennyson was poet laureate for much of Queen Victoria's reign. He remains one of the most popular British poets as his talents were in writing short...

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1885 PERILS of the DEEP Edward N. HOARE 1st Edition
1885 PERILS of the DEEP  Edward N. HOARE  1st Edition

Price: £95.99

A bright uncommon first edition of Perils of the Deep by Edward Hoare. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. First edition. Uncommon. With a nameplate for 'Lewis Halliday' on the front pastedown. With 'Stickland...

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1885 Theory Practice Sweet Ensilage George Fry Fruit Plants Fermentation
1885 Theory Practice Sweet Ensilage George Fry Fruit Plants Fermentation

Price: £40.00

An interesting volume on the process of fermenting ensilage. Silage is a form of conserved high-moisture grass fed to cattle and sheep.Includes chapters on general laws, causes of organic transformation and acetous fermentation.

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1886 2vols The Pleasures and Diversion of a Bookworm J Rogers Rees Bibliography
1886 2vols The Pleasures and Diversion of a Bookworm J Rogers Rees Bibliography

Price: £60.00

An interesting bibliographical study by John Rogers Rees.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.Pleasures of a Bookworm was incredibly popular with the public which...

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1886 Recollections of Mr James Lenox of New York First Edition
1886 Recollections of Mr James Lenox of New York First Edition

Price: £115.00

The recollections of the interesting book collector James Lenox.First Edition. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.With a portrait frontispiece of Henry Stevens and two...

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1886 Sixty-Eighth Annual Report British & Foreign Sailors Society Very Scarce
1886 Sixty-Eighth Annual Report British & Foreign Sailors Society Very Scarce

Price: £49.99

The British and Foreign Sailors' Society's annual report for 1885 to 1886. The Society was an inter-denominational Christian organisation providing pastoral care to seafarers and was named The British and Foreign Sailors' Society...

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1887 Algernon Swinburne The Jubilee 1st Ed With Orig. Glassine Wrap Ex Selbourne
1887 Algernon Swinburne The Jubilee 1st Ed With Orig. Glassine Wrap Ex Selbourne

Price: £395.00

A first edition of one this contraversial Victorian poet's most scarce poems.Swinburne was interested in lesbianism, sado-masochism, cannibalism, and radical atheism. As such he scandalised Victorian society, although his poetry did...

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1889 Regulae FF Minorum S P Francisci Assis by Alberto Bulsano
1889 Regulae FF Minorum S P Francisci Assis by Alberto Bulsano

Price: £34.99

A copy of 'Exposito Regulae FF. Minorum S. P. Francisci Assis; Ex Declarationibus Romanorum Pontificum S. Bonaventura, Aliisque Probatis Auctoribus Congesta' by Pater Alberto A Bulsano, Director General of the Order of Friars Minor...

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1893 BOOK-PLATES by W. J. HARDY
1893 BOOK-PLATES by W. J. HARDY

Price: £107.99

An informative book on bookplates. A nice clean copy. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering. First edition. William John Hardy (1857-1919) was an accomplished antiquary. He was an authority on postage stamps and bookplates,...

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1893 Hypatia Or New Foes With An Old Face Charles Kingsley
1893 Hypatia Or New Foes With An Old Face Charles Kingsley

Price: £35.00

A fictional account of the life of Hypatia.The novel reflects Kingsley's own dislike of monks and priests. Hypatia (350 - 370 AD) was a Greek mathmatician, astronomer and pagan philosopher. Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875) was,...

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1893 MITFORD Our Village illustrated leather
1893 MITFORD Our Village illustrated leather

Price: £99.99

A lovely copy of Mary Russell Mitford's ubiquitous and charming sketch of parochial life in Southern England during the Victorian era.Replete with half-title, engraved frontispiece, and illustrations.

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1893 MITFORD Our Village illustrated lovely stamp
1893 MITFORD Our Village illustrated lovely stamp

Price: £89.99

A lovely copy of Mary Russell Mitford's ubiquitous and charming sketch of parochial life in Southern England during the Victorian era.Replete with half-title, engraved frontispiece, and illustrations.

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1894 3vol Pictures From Punch Illustrated With Photograph Etching Frontis First
1894 3vol Pictures From Punch Illustrated With Photograph Etching Frontis First

Price: £99.99

An illustrated collection of 'Pictures From Punch' filled with humorous illustrations from the British weekly magazine of humour and satire which was first published in 1941.  First edition. In three volumes complete....

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1895 ANNUITIES to the BLIND by Edmund C. JOHNSON
1895 ANNUITIES to the BLIND by Edmund C. JOHNSON

Price: £129.99

A scare copy of Edmund C. Johnson's Annuities to the Blind. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Scarce. Third edition. "The object of these pages is to assist the poor industrious, and deserving Blind in obtaining grants from...

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1897 Life SAMUEL JOHNSON Hebrides BOSWELL P. FITZGERALD
1897 Life SAMUEL JOHNSON Hebrides BOSWELL P. FITZGERALD

Price: £33.99

Boswell's classic work on Dr. Samuel Johnson - perhaps the most famous biography ever written - and his account of a trip to the Hebrides. Featuring a tissue guarded portrait frontispiece of Johnson. With four further illustrations,...

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1897 The Girl's Own Annual Illustrated Short Stories
1897 The Girl's Own Annual Illustrated Short Stories

Price: £30.00

A scarce edition of The Girl's Own Annual for January-May 1897.With the extra Christmas Number for 1896 to the rear.Illustrated throughout with seven plates and many illustrations in the text.Including stories such as The White...

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1898 Contes de la Decadence Romaine Jean Richepin French
1898 Contes de la Decadence Romaine Jean Richepin French

Price: £450.00

A novel by French writer Jean Richepin, with characters from the Roman Empire.In original French.Jean Richepin was a poet, novelist and dramatist. The tales of Roman Decedance contains several episodes, some...

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1898 INDIAN NATURALISTS Aitken Tribes Frontier ILLUS
1898 INDIAN NATURALISTS Aitken Tribes Frontier ILLUS

Price: £49.99

Hardbound volume in blue cloth covered boards with gilt illustration to the front board, gilt title to the spine, and illustrated throughout. Edward Hamilton Aitken (16 August 1851, Satara, India - 11 April 1909, Edinburgh)...

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1898 Vagaries Axel Munthe First Edition Short Memoirs and Essays
1898 Vagaries Axel Munthe First Edition Short Memoirs and Essays

Price: £65.00

The first edition of Munthe's Vagaries, later known as Memories and Vagaries.Bound with half title and the original title of Vagaries. Later editions were published retitled as Memories and Vagaries. Direct from the library of the...

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1899 The Trail Of The Sandhill Stag Ernest Thompson Seton Illustrated Fiction
1899 The Trail Of The Sandhill Stag Ernest Thompson Seton Illustrated Fiction

Price: £30.00

A handsome work of fiction focusing on one man's search for a stag through beauitful countryside.With 60 stunning drawings throughout as well as vignettes. Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946) was an author, wildlife artist as well as...

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1900 My Favourite Books by Robert BLATCHFORD
1900 My Favourite Books by Robert BLATCHFORD

Price: £22.99

A first edition of Blatchford's My Favourite Books. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. First edition. A clean copy. Robert Peel Glanville Blatchford (1851 1943) was a socialist campaigner, journalist and...

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1900 The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson Poet Laureate Leather
1900 The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson Poet Laureate Leather

Price: £65.00

An attractively bound copy of the complete works of Alfred Lord Tennyson.Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular...

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1900,01 The Black And White Budget Volume IV 52-76 Half Morocco Illustrated
1900,01 The Black And White Budget Volume IV 52-76 Half Morocco Illustrated

Price: £160.00

An attractively bound copy of the fourth volume of this Victorian illustrated weekly. The Black & White Budget reported on the Boer War. The first issue was published on the 14th of October 1899 under the name Black &...

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1901 Decorative Flower Studies J Foord Plants Students Artists Plates
1901 Decorative Flower Studies J Foord Plants Students Artists Plates

Price: £1,150.00

A colourful edition of the artistic work on various plants by John Foorde. Contains 40 full page colour plates of fascimiles from the original drawings. The drawings are aimed towards students, artists  or anyone with an interest...

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1902 American Home Culture Social Customs Beautiful Homes Charles Eugene Photos
1902 American Home Culture Social Customs Beautiful Homes Charles Eugene Photos

Price: £300.00

A fascinating volume on US customs, society, American homes and leading women of the nineteenth century.Rare and hard to find in acceptable

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1904 Book Collector Hazlitt Book Collecting Illustrated Frontispiece 1st edition
1904 Book Collector Hazlitt Book Collecting Illustrated Frontispiece 1st edition

Price: £35.00

A first edition copy of 'The Book Collector', by W. Carew Hazlitt.With a frontispiece and one other plate. A survey of the nature of book collecting and those who pursue it. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973)...

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1907 Annie Ellis 2Vol The Early Diary of Frances Burney 1768-78 Journal Letters
1907 Annie Ellis 2Vol The Early Diary of Frances Burney 1768-78 Journal Letters

Price: £60.00

A two volume set of The Early Diary of Frances Burney 1768-1778, edited by Annie Raine Ellis. This volumes consist of Frances Burney's diaries, documenting her life almost daily, up until 1778 - the year she published Evelina....

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1907 Catalogue of the Collections of Engravings of Sir Wilfrid Lawson Sothebys
1907 Catalogue of the Collections of Engravings of Sir Wilfrid Lawson Sothebys

Price: £40.00

A bound copy of two auction catalogues from the sale of the collection of engravings assembled by the 10th Baronet of Brayton, Sir Wilfrid Lawson. Then the property of the 3rd Baronet, Sir Wilfrid Lawson (1862 - 1937)....

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1907 Cawnpore Sir George Trevelyan Attractive Binding
1907 Cawnpore Sir George Trevelyan Attractive Binding

Price: £160.00

A historical study of the events at Cawnpore by Sir George Trevelyan.Reissue of the fourth edition.

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1907-1909 2Vol The Gardens of England Midland Eastern Southern Western
1907-1909 2Vol The Gardens of England Midland Eastern Southern Western

Price: £40.00

This is a two volume set of these garden books.  Beautifully illustrated throughout with several coloured and non coloured plates.The Studio was an illustrated fine arts and decorative arts magazine published in London from...

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1909 Facsimiles of The CREEDS by A. E. Burn, L. Traube
1909 Facsimiles of The CREEDS by A. E. Burn, L. Traube

Price: £199.99

A scarce edition of A. E. Burn's Facsimiles of The Creeds from Early Manuscripts. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and armorial decoration. Scarce. With a compliment slip from Dr. A. E. Burn. The Henry Bradshaw Society...

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1909 PROCEEDINGS Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow
1909 PROCEEDINGS Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow

Price: £21.99

Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped frame. First edition. The Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow was established in 1802, and is a learned society.

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1910 The PATHOLOGIST of the twenty-Fifth Century Geaorge Timbrell Fisher Scarce
1910 The PATHOLOGIST of the twenty-Fifth Century Geaorge Timbrell Fisher Scarce

Price: £120.00

This short adventurous fictional work features a pathologist working within the future, while he seeks to understand the mechanisms of injury to cells and tissues, and explores diagnosis of disease. University of Bristol...

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1910 The Vision or Hell Purgatory and Paradise of Dante Alighieri Illustrated
1910 The Vision or Hell Purgatory and Paradise of Dante Alighieri Illustrated

Price: £165.00

A handsomely bound edition of this work by Dante Alighieri.Translated by Henry Francis Cary.With 109 illustrations by John Flaxman.The Divine Comedy describes Dante's journey through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), and...

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1911 Catalogue of Paintings Duke of Berwick SIGNED
1911 Catalogue of Paintings Duke of Berwick SIGNED

Price: £349.99

A signed copy of a beautiful collection of portraits from the collection of the 17th Duke of Alba First edition Bound in blue cloth covered boards with embossed lettering There is a C. G. Rosenberg & Co. Ltd bookseller's label...

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1912 3Vols M. S. Watts Geoge Frederick Watts: Annals Of An Artist's Life 1st Ed.
1912 3Vols M. S. Watts Geoge Frederick Watts: Annals Of An Artist's Life 1st Ed.

Price: £75.00

A first edition of a life of the Victorian artist, a leading light of the 'symbolist' movement, and forerunner of the abstract movements of 20th century art.After a difficult childhood, in which his mother died and he was raised by...

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1913 Fuchs and Kind Die Weiberherrschaft in der Geschichte der Menschheit First
1913 Fuchs and Kind Die Weiberherrschaft in der Geschichte der Menschheit First

Price: £39.99

Die Weiberherrschaft in der Geschichte der Menschheit (The Rule of Women in the History of Mankind) by Eduard Fuchs and Alfred Kind. Volume two of three. In German. Overall volumes one and two are intended to have...

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1913 The Splendid Wayfaring Haldane Macfall Selection of Arts Essays Illustrated
1913 The Splendid Wayfaring Haldane Macfall Selection of Arts Essays Illustrated

Price: £89.99

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1914 2vol The Colonization of Rural Britain Jesse Collings British Country Life
1914 2vol The Colonization of Rural Britain Jesse Collings British Country Life

Price: £64.99

A treatise on life in rural Britian, and suggestions for its development,Illustrated with several photographic plates. Jesse Collings (2 December 1831 20 November 1920) was Mayor of Birmingham, England, a Liberal (later Liberal Unionist)...

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1914-18 60 vols Complete 24 vols Nelson's History of the War By John Buchan
1914-18 60 vols Complete 24 vols Nelson's History of the War By John Buchan

Price: £295.00

An assortment of 60 volumes of John Buchan's extensive history of the First World War. 60 Volumes, lacking 3 volumes to form a complete complete set, a number of volumes are duplicates. Illustrated with numerous maps...

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1915 Rural Sanitation In The Tropics Malcom Watson Illustrations Malaria Panama
1915 Rural Sanitation In The Tropics Malcom Watson Illustrations Malaria Panama

Price: £32.00

A fascinating volume on the Sanitary Orginisation in Panama. It is an informative investigation into the controls put in place in order to maintain the health of the large work force in Panama, India and Hong Kong. With 40 plates throughout....

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1915 The Main Stream of European History by Rev. Frederick Harrison
1915 The Main Stream of European History by Rev. Frederick Harrison

Price: £70.00

A useful book on European History from the Overthrow of the Roman Empire to the Modern Alliances and the Great War.Binding design by Talwin MorrisBy Rev. Frederick Harrison, Senior History Master, Rutherford College, Newcastle.With...

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1919 3vol CALCUTTA University Commission SCARCE
1919 3vol CALCUTTA University Commission SCARCE

Price: £140.00

Nice clean copies of these scarce volumes. Bound in blue paper with black lettering. First edition. Very Scarce. The Calcutta University Commission was appointed by the Government of India in 1917 to conduct an investigation...

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1920 7vol Memoires de Casanova de Seingalt Giacomo Casanova Adventurer
1920 7vol Memoires de Casanova de Seingalt Giacomo Casanova Adventurer

Price: £50.00

A fascinating set on the life of the adventurer Giacomo Casanova.Giacomo Casanova (1725 - 1798) was a jack of all trades: violinist, muscian and magician, spy, diplomat and librarian. He was also inclined to libertinism. He is...

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1922 The Ten Pleasures of Marriage Facsimile Aphra Behn Jacobean Literature
1922 The Ten Pleasures of Marriage Facsimile Aphra Behn Jacobean Literature

Price: £69.99

A study of married life from the seventeenth century, commonly attributed to female author Aphra Behn. Reprinted from the original with an introduction by John Harvey. With the original twenty plates and two engraved titles re-engraved. ...

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1924 Modern Power Engineering A Regnauld Illus Vol 1&2 Steam Turbine
1924 Modern Power Engineering A Regnauld Illus Vol 1&2 Steam Turbine

Price: £35.00

Two fascinating volumes that focus on steam turbines and steam engines. With chapters on engine room auxiliaries and modern steam condensing plants. Includes 8 black and white plates to each volume.

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1925 Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine and Other Essays Lawrence First UK
1925 Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine and Other Essays Lawrence First UK

Price: £280.00

The first edition of this collection of essays by D.H.Lawrence.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Number 394 of the limited 475 copies by the Centaur Press sent...

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1926-27 12Vol Bradenham Edition of Benjamin Disraeli Novels and Tales Sybil
1926-27 12Vol Bradenham Edition of Benjamin Disraeli Novels and Tales Sybil

Price: £220.00

A twelve volume set of the Bradenham edition of the works of Disraeli.Complete in twelve volumes.With an introduction by Philip Guedalla.Works are:Vivian GreyThe Young DukePopanilla and other talesContarini FlemingAlroyHenrietta TempleVenetiaConingsbySybilTancredLothairEndymion...

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1927 AUCTION CATALOGUE Collection de Madame de Poles
1927 AUCTION CATALOGUE Collection de Madame de Poles

Price: £129.99

A hard to come by auction catalogue. A nice clean copy. Bound in paper covered boards. Madame de Pols was a French collector.

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1927 William Collins Odes on Several Subjects 1746 1747 English Replica Series
1927 William Collins Odes on Several Subjects 1746 1747 English Replica Series

Price: £35.00

A scarce early twentieth century replica of the 1746 OdesWilliam Collins was an English poet. Hewas an important poet of the middle decades of the 18th century, and his odes show a turning point in literature from the style of Alexander...

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1928 2vols Mr Galsworthy's Appeal for The Miners Reprinted Manchester Guardian
1928 2vols Mr Galsworthy's Appeal for The Miners Reprinted Manchester Guardian

Price: £40.00

A reprint of John Galsworthy's letter addressed to the editor of the Manchester Guardian.Contains the first and second leaflet published by the society of friends. Both leaflets are the same letter by Galsworthy. John Galsworthy was...

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1928 ART German CHOIR PEWS by BUSCH Woodcarving FIRST
1928 ART German CHOIR PEWS by BUSCH Woodcarving FIRST

Price: £125.00

A scarce and extensively illustrated First Edition of Busch's work on choir pews. Bound in quarter-cloth with paper-covered boards and stamped lettering. German choir pews over four centuries. With 76 black and white photographic...

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1928 The Plight of the Miners A National Danger Galsworthy's Suggestions Scarce
1928 The Plight of the Miners A National Danger Galsworthy's Suggestions Scarce

Price: £58.00

A reprint of a letter from Galsworthy to the Manchester Guardian.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.In this letter Galsworthy writes of his despair at the colliery closures...

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1929 Beyond This Point Lance Sieveking Francis Bruguiere Illustrated First Ed
1929 Beyond This Point Lance Sieveking Francis Bruguiere Illustrated First Ed

Price: £160.00

The first edition of this collaborative work by Sieveking and Bruguiere.To the verso of title page there is the statement ' This book is an example of absolute collaboration. The text, which has been written by Sieveking, is inseparable...

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1932 The Fortress Hugh Walpole Signed Limited Edition Family Feud Lakes
1932 The Fortress Hugh Walpole Signed Limited Edition Family Feud Lakes

Price: £58.00

A limited edition of this novel on family conflict. This edition is one of three hundred and ten large paper copies and is signed by the author. Hugh Walpole (1884-1941) was an English writer.

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1933 A Communication to My Friends George Moore Nonesuch Press Limited Ed First
1933 A Communication to My Friends George Moore Nonesuch Press Limited Ed First

Price: £60.00

The first edition of George Moore's Communication.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.Limited edition published by the Nonesuch Press. Number 18 of 1000 copies. Title...

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1933 Jehanne D Orliac Yolande D Anjou La Reine Des Quatre Royaumes
1933 Jehanne D Orliac Yolande D Anjou La Reine Des Quatre Royaumes

Price: £90.00

An uncommon book by Jehanne D'OrliacYolande of Aragon (1384 1442) was a throne claimant and titular queen regent of Aragon, titular queen consort of Naples, Duchess of Anjou, Countess of Provence, and regent of Provence during the...

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1935 Epitaph on George MOORE by Charles MORGAN FIRST
1935 Epitaph on George MOORE by Charles MORGAN FIRST

Price: £23.99

A First Edition of Morgan's Epitaph on George Moore Bound in quarter cream cloth with marbled boards Collated complete. First Edition Charles Langbridge Morgan (1894 1958), was an English-born playwright and novelist of English...

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1937 La Foret Sereine Leonce Bourliaguet WW1 Fiction
1937 La Foret Sereine Leonce Bourliaguet WW1 Fiction

Price: £48.00

This is the story of a 13yr old orphan whose grandmother is killed by the Germans during WW1. He blows up their ammunition depot in revenge and flees to the forest, where he meets a wounded soldier.Leonce Bourliaguet (1895-1965) served...

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1940 W D Ross Ethica Nicomachea Aristotle Philosophy Uncommon
1940 W D Ross Ethica Nicomachea Aristotle Philosophy Uncommon

Price: £28.00

A smart copy of W D Ross' Ethica Nicomachea.One of the works of the Greek philosopher Aristotle, here Ethica Nicomachea discusses human nature and virtue ethics.

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1941-47 9vols HISTORY Britain in Pictures series ILLUS
1941-47 9vols HISTORY Britain in Pictures series ILLUS

Price: £120.00

Nine fully illustrated volumes from the Britain in Pictures series, on various aspects of British history and society. Bound in paper-covered boards, with unclipped dustwrappers on Clubs, Novelists, and Farmer. Comprises: English...

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1943 Un Peuple Ressuscite Fernand Laurent French Language First Edition
1943  Un Peuple Ressuscite Fernand Laurent French Language First Edition

Price: £28.00

A scarce first edition, French language paperback of Fernand-Laurent's account of France after its defeat in the Second World War.A former deputy, Laurent escaped to America after two years of the Nazi occupation and wrote...

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1943 GREEN MANSIONS W.H. Hudson ILLUS Horacio Butler
1943 GREEN MANSIONS W.H. Hudson ILLUS Horacio Butler

Price: £89.99

Red colth covers with dustjacket in excellent

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1943 Mignon G. Eberhart Wolf in Man's Clothing Dustwrapper Crime Club
1943 Mignon G. Eberhart Wolf in Man's Clothing Dustwrapper Crime Club

Price: £120.00

A Crime Club publication of Mignon G. Eberhart's Wolf in Man's Clothing.Wolf is a mystery novel featuring Eberhart's famous protagonist Nurse Sarah Keate.Mignon Good Eberhart (1899 - 1996) was an American author of mystery novels....

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1943 Talking of Jane Austen Sheila Kay-Smith G B Stern Housekeeping Clergy
1943 Talking of Jane Austen Sheila Kay-Smith G B Stern Housekeeping Clergy

Price: £68.00

A book for lovers of Jane Austen, it muses on the very real characters she created. From the personal library of esteemed Jane Austen scholar, Chris Viveash.

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1946 Who's Who Annual Biography Genealogy
1946 Who's Who Annual Biography Genealogy

Price: £29.99

A 1946 edition of this eminent dictionary of national biography.Detailing prominent personages from all walks of life by alphabet, and featuring charming period advertisements.

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1948 J Carter G Pollard Firm Of Charles Ottley & Co. c.19th Forgery Scandal
1948 J Carter G Pollard Firm Of Charles Ottley & Co. c.19th Forgery Scandal

Price: £50.00

A book published in 1948 to prove that a number of Swinburne pamphlets had been forged.An addendum to their earlier work, 'An Enquiry Into The Nature Of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets', in which they were unsure about these particular...

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1949 Children and the Cinema JC Ward Social Survey Ministry of Education Scarce
1949 Children and the Cinema JC Ward Social Survey Ministry of Education Scarce

Price: £99.99

A rare and incredibly interesting copy of the official report, as given by J. C. Ward, on the cinema habits and preferences of young children and the perceived effect of these choices on "moral laxity." With extensive results and...

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1950 & 1953 CATALOGUE Seven Gables Bookshop
1950 & 1953 CATALOGUE Seven Gables Bookshop

Price: £39.99

Two catalogues, bound in one.   Seven Gables was a Bookshop (1946-1979) in New York City ran by John Kohn and Michael Papantonio. The two men were formerly independent bookdealers and operated Collector's Bookshop and Papantonio's...

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1950 The Marlborough-Windham Club LIST of MEMBERS
1950 The Marlborough-Windham Club LIST of MEMBERS

Price: £119.99

A blue paperback booklet.   The Marlborough Club was established in or shortly before 1868 by the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) and a group of his friends for the purpose of securing 'a convenient and agreeable place...

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1951 The Writer's Point of View W Somerset Maugham Reading Writing 1st Edition
1951 The Writer's Point of View W Somerset Maugham Reading Writing 1st Edition

Price: £35.00

An interesting volume on the art of reading and writing, written by an esteemed author. W Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was one of the most popular writers od his era and one of the highest paid during the thirties.

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1953 FORD Eight FORD Ten CAR Instruction Book Fab cond
1953 FORD Eight FORD Ten CAR Instruction Book Fab cond

Price: £29.99

A scarce copy of the instruction booklet for the Ford 'eight' and 'ten'. Bound in card. Scarce. Ford 7Y is a car from Ford built in the United Kingdom between 1938 and 1939. It was officially marketed as a Ford "Eight", and was...

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1957 Alistair MacLean The Guns of Navarone Dustwrapper First Edition
1957 Alistair MacLean The Guns of Navarone Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £52.00

A first edition of Alistair MacLean's The Guns of Navarone.The Guns of Navarone is set during World War II on the fictitious Greek island of Navarone during the historical context of the Dodecanese Campaign - the Allies' campaign to...

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1957 Among the Dahlias William Sansom First Edition Dustwrapper Short Stories
1957 Among the Dahlias William Sansom First Edition Dustwrapper Short Stories

Price: £14.99

A first edition of this collection of short stories from William Sansom. William Sansom (18 January 1912 20 April 1976) was a British novelist, travel and short story writer known for his highly descriptive prose style.

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1957 Final Exposure by Paul MANSFIELD FIRST
1957 Final Exposure by Paul MANSFIELD FIRST

Price: £31.99

A first Edition of Mansfield's first novel First Edition Bound in red paper with an unclipped dust wrapper The Collins Crime Club was an imprint of UK book publishers William Collins & Co Ltd and ran from May 6, 1930 to April...

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1957 The Way to Fortune Edward Westropp First Edition
1957 The Way to Fortune Edward Westropp First Edition

Price: £79.99

A humorous and entertaining look at finances, and how to make money. This is one of Westropp's best-known works. With chapters including Be Hard - Be Mean, Salad Days in Fleet Street, and Buying A Boat.

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1959 CATALOGUE George Boyd & Co. Ltd.
1959 CATALOGUE George Boyd & Co. Ltd.

Price: £39.99

A nice clean copy. Bound in blue/green cloth with gilt lettering. First edition. Scarce. An industrial catalogue of hardware tools for the building and engineering trades.

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1960 The Rise of Modern Asia by Ian Thomson Dustwrapper Illustrated
1960 The Rise of Modern Asia by Ian Thomson Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £19.99

An extensive text about Asia discussing the importance and strength that Asia now holds, and the transformation that has taken place The authors writes that to not know about Asia is to 'be out of touch of out of focus'. With a...

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1963 J.D. Salinger Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour 1st UK Ed
1963 J.D. Salinger Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour 1st UK Ed

Price: £100.00

Two short novellas bound in one single volume.  J. D. Salinger is best known for his 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour were originally published in the New Yorker prior...

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1964 Rosalie Grylls Portrait of Rossetti Proof Copy
1964 Rosalie Grylls Portrait of Rossetti Proof Copy

Price: £40.00

A scarce uncorrected proof of Portrait of RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti (12 May 1828 9 April 1882) was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Hunt...

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1965 Nirad C. Chaudhuri INDIA Circe TRAVEL
1965 Nirad C. Chaudhuri INDIA Circe TRAVEL

Price: £49.99

First Edition of Chaudhuri's acknowledged masterpiece. Comes complete with dustjacket in excellent

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1966 ICONS From South Eastern Europe and Sinai Weitzman Et Al Illustrated
1966 ICONS From South Eastern Europe and Sinai Weitzman Et Al Illustrated

Price: £55.00

This is a beautifully illustrated first english edition of this work on Eastern European iconography.With numerous illustrations throughout.An icon is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, from Eastern Christianity.

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1967 Good Morning, Midnight Jean Rhys Paris Relationship Trust Tragic
1967 Good Morning, Midnight Jean Rhys Paris Relationship Trust Tragic

Price: £60.00

A handsom edition of this modernist novel about a woman confronting despair and lonliness in 1930s Paris.Jean Rhys (1890-1979) was a 20th century novelist from Dominica.  

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1968 By- Line Ernest Hemmingway Articles Life WW2 Journalism Travel Europe
1968 By- Line Ernest Hemmingway Articles Life WW2 Journalism Travel Europe

Price: £140.00

A fascinating volume revealing Hemingway's life and writings.  Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) was an American author and journalist who is well known for his economical and understated style.

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1970 Ellis Peters The Knocker on Death's Door First Edition Mystery Dustwrapper
1970 Ellis Peters The Knocker on Death's Door  First Edition Mystery Dustwrapper

Price: £59.99

The first UK edition of this exciting whodunnit from Ellis Peters set in an ancient West Country village. Edith Mary Pargeter (28 September 1913 14 October 1995), also known by her nom de plume Ellis Peters, was a British author...

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1970 The Knocker on Death's Door Ellis Peters First Edition Mystery Dustwrapper
1970 The Knocker on Death's Door Ellis Peters First Edition Mystery Dustwrapper

Price: £69.99

The first UK edition of this exciting whodunnit from Ellis Peters set in an ancient West Country village. Edith Mary Pargeter (28 September 1913 14 October 1995), also known by her nom de plume Ellis Peters, was a British author...

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1971 David Plante Slides Dustwrapper First UK Edition
1971 David Plante Slides Dustwrapper First UK Edition

Price: £35.00

A first UK edition of David Plante's Slides.A twisted and compelling novel about five friends who develop an alternative, dark world around themselves.

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1973 Constantine Porphyrogenitus and His World Maps Arnold Toynbee Byzantine
1973 Constantine Porphyrogenitus and His World Maps Arnold Toynbee Byzantine

Price: £150.00

A well cared for first edition of the history of the fourth Emperor of the Macedonian Dynasty, Constantine Porphyrogenitus.Illustrated frontispiece of a wood carving depicting Christ crowning Constantine Porphyrogenitus.Five...

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1974 The Darkness of the Body First Edition David Plante Novel Dustwrapper
1974 The Darkness of the Body First Edition David Plante Novel Dustwrapper

Price: £68.00

A scarce first edition of this novel by David Plante. David Plante is an American novelist who has been published extensively in magazines such as The New Yorker and the Paris Review.Dustwrapper illustrated with an original drawing...

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1975 Graham Greene First Edition An Impossible Woman Dotoressa Moor
1975 Graham Greene First Edition An Impossible Woman Dotoressa Moor

Price: £35.00

A first edition of this memoir of Dotoressa Moor edited and with a preface and epilogue by Graham Greene.  Dotoressa Moor was an independent female doctor who practised on the Italian island of Capri...

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1976 Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine Tom Wolfe 1st Edition
1976 Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine Tom Wolfe 1st Edition

Price: £45.00

A first edition of this novel consisting of eleven essays and one short story written between 1967 and 1976.Contains his own illustrations. Tom Wolfe (1931-) is an American author and journalist known for his influence over the New...

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1978 SS-GB Len DEIGHTON Novel FICTION d/j
1978 SS-GB Len DEIGHTON Novel FICTION d/j

Price: £47.99

Leonard Cyril Deighton (born February 18, 1929, Marylebone, London) is a British historian and author of spy fiction and historical novels. Several of his novels have been adapted as films. His first four novels featured an anonymous...

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1980-1985 4 vols JoHN NEWTON CHANCE First editions D/w
1980-1985 4 vols JoHN NEWTON CHANCE First editions D/w

Price: £49.99

A nice clean set of Lymington first editions. Four volumes bound in cloth, with unclipped dust wrappers. First editions. John Lymington (1911-1983) was born John Richard Newton Chance in London. He was a prolific writer of short...

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1981 Cinema HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS Movies by T SENNETT Film
1981 Cinema HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS Movies by T SENNETT Film

Price: £42.99

A generously illustrated First Edition of Sennett's history of the Hollywood musical. Bound in cloth with silver lettering and decoration, a blind-stamped dancing couple motif, and an unclipped dustwrapper. With 420 illustrations,...

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1985 Graham Greene The Tenth Man First US Edition
1985 Graham Greene The Tenth Man First US Edition

Price: £138.00

A first US edition of this novel by Graham Greene.Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH (2 October 1904 3 April 1991) was an English novelist and author regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century."The Tenth Man is  the...

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1986 Bad Guys Elizabeth Arthur 1st Comic Human Spirit Independence Delinquents
1986 Bad Guys Elizabeth Arthur 1st Comic Human Spirit Independence Delinquents

Price: £37.00

A first edition of this stlylish comic novel set on Chenega - an island work camp for juvenile deliquents. Elizabeth Arthur (1953 -) was awarded a Fellowship in Prose from the National Endowment for the Arts from 1982-1983.

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1988 Interior Justin Cartwright Africa Fiction Mystery Family
1988 Interior Justin Cartwright Africa Fiction Mystery Family

Price: £40.00

A handsome first edition set in Africa, exploring the mystery of the protaganist's father's mysterious illness. Justin Cartwright (1945-) was South African born and educated. He has directed films, commercials and documentaries...

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1988 You Must Remember This Joyce Carol Oates 1950s Family New York
1988 You Must Remember This Joyce Carol Oates 1950s Family New York

Price: £20.00

A handsome edition of Joyce Carol Oate's book on a family in 1950s New York. The seemingly ordinary family is soon discovered not to be so. Joyce Carol Oates (1938) is an American author who has won many awards, including the...

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1989 First Light Peter Ackroyd 1st Edition Signed Pastoral History Time
1989 First Light Peter Ackroyd 1st Edition Signed Pastoral History Time

Price: £45.00

A first edition of Peter Ackroyd's pastoral novel which reflects on the problem of time and the qualities of the English landscape. Peter Ackroyd (1949 -) is an English biographer and novelist who has a fascination with the history...

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1989 Garments The Living Wear James Purdy Satire New York Love Rich Criminal
1989 Garments The Living Wear James Purdy Satire New York Love Rich Criminal

Price: £28.00

A handsome edition of James Purdy's novel that satirizes 1980s New York. With themes including Aids, the excess of the super rich, modern evangalism. James Purdy (1914 -2009) was a controversial American novelist, writer, poet and...

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1989 The Book of Evidence John Banville Prison Testimony Crime Humour Frace
1989 The Book of Evidence John Banville Prison Testimony Crime Humour Frace

Price: £45.00

A handsome edition of Banville's work about a prisoner 's testimony on his murder and kidnapping of a young women. John Banville (1945-) is an Irish novelist and screenwriter and a regular contributer to The New York Review of...

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1990-2001 3 vols by Marcia MULLER FIRST MYSTERY
1990-2001 3 vols by Marcia MULLER FIRST MYSTERY

Price: £79.99

Three first edition copies of mysteries by Marcia Muller Two volumes bound in half cloth, third volume bound in paper with gilt lettering. Unclipped dustwrappers Trophies and Dead Things and Pennies on a Dead Woman's Eyes...

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1992 CATALOGUE Lions 92 CANNES Advertising Film Fest.
1992 CATALOGUE Lions 92 CANNES Advertising Film Fest.

Price: £49.99

A film catalogue from the Cannes 1992 International Advertising Film Festival. Bound in card wraps with pictorial decoration. Comprises a list of categories, index of competitors, index of advertising agencies, index of production...

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1994 Mark Timlin Pretend We're Dead signed first edition crime novel
1994 Mark Timlin Pretend We're Dead signed first edition crime novel

Price: £14.99

A signed, excellent copy of this scarce hardback first edition of the crime thriller Find My Way Home, by Mark Timlin (billed as Britain's 'only convincing private-eye novelist'). The tenth instalment of the Nick Sharman private...

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1997 Aerobleu Max Morgan's Journal the golden age of jazz personified
1997 Aerobleu Max Morgan's Journal the golden age of jazz personified

Price: £29.99

The once long-lost journal of Max Morgan, proprietor of Paris's most infamous 1940s Jazz Club.The first edition first printing replete with very rare information slip from the publishers.Aerobleu was the most notorious jazz...

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2000 First Edition John Boyne Thief Time Historical Novel Fiction Science
2000 First Edition John Boyne Thief Time Historical Novel Fiction Science

Price: £55.00

A first edition of John Boyne's first novel The Thief of Time.Bridging the genres of science and historical fiction, this work deals with a protagonist who has stopped aging  and is finally in the end of the Twentieth Century...

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2000 Wendy Perriam Lying signed first edition novel
2000 Wendy Perriam Lying signed first edition novel

Price: £14.99

Alison - a publisher's assistant of modest means and background - falls for James, a Cambridge-educated accountant from a prominent Anglo-Catholic family.Against the odds, she wins his love, but finds herself compelled to live a...

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2006 My Darling Heriott Jane Brown 1st Henrietta Luxborough Gardener Poet Letter
2006 My Darling Heriott Jane Brown 1st Henrietta Luxborough Gardener Poet Letter

Price: £25.00

Henrietta St John was the sister of Henry Viscount Bolingbroke, the Jacobite statesman and rake. She grew into a lady of letters and poetry, but her ultimate solace was in her garden. Jane Brown has written a trio of social histories,...

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c1760 Les Precieuses Ridicules Moliere Play Satire
c1760 Les Precieuses Ridicules Moliere Play Satire

Price: £135.00

A collection of Moliere's plays.The comedy of manners was received so well, Moliere and his company received the patronage of Louis XIV.Les Preciouses Ridicules was first performed in Paris in 1659.Moliere (1622 -1673) was a French...

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C1790 Anon Amor Und Komus Collection Erotic Stories Farces Witticisms German
C1790 Anon Amor Und Komus Collection Erotic Stories Farces Witticisms German

Price: £445.00

A scarce and sought after first edition of this German language collection of erotic stories.The title page bears the inscription in Greek "We are all servants of Satan, he holds us in his claws" , and the stories and witticisms featured...

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c1800 Hollow Book The Close Ladies School Brighton Binding
c1800 Hollow Book The Close Ladies School Brighton Binding

Price: £40.00

A remarkable copy of Eminent Philanthropists hollowed to form a storage compartment. With an armorial binding from 'The Close Ladies School Brighton' 

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c1810 Der Freundschaft Beweihet Book Box Secret Gift Hidden Compartment Keepsake
c1810 Der Freundschaft Beweihet Book Box Secret Gift Hidden Compartment Keepsake

Price: £175.00

A box cunningly disguised as a book. With the words Der Freundschaft Geweihet to spine, 'For the remembrance of friendship'. Boxes such as this were given as keepsakes and concealed small mementos and letters.

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c1828 Manuscript with poems in fine calligraphy and one colour illustration
c1828 Manuscript with poems in fine calligraphy and one colour illustration

Price: £650.00

A personal manuscript, watermarked 1828. This appears to be a collection of poems, stories and letters. There is one colour illustration of a butterfly. The manuscript is written in fine 19th Century calligraphy. There...

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c1839 7vols The Life and Services of Horatio Viscount Nelson
c1839 7vols The Life and Services of Horatio Viscount Nelson

Price: £595.00

A rare first edition collection of the Life and Services of Horatio Viscount Nelson, Duke of Bronte; Vice-Admiral of the White.Complete in seven volumes.From his Lordship's manuscripts.With numerous black and white plates.By the Rev....

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c1847 The Greatest Plague of Life or the Adventures of a Lady Illus Very Scarce
c1847 The Greatest Plague of Life or the Adventures of a Lady Illus Very Scarce

Price: £225.00

An undated and very scarce edition of this humourous work by brothers Henry and Augustus Mayhew. This is a humourous commentary on the roles of servants and their mistresses in Victorian England.

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c1850 2volsin1 Le Robinson Suisse Ou Recit D'un Pere de Famille Pierre Blanchard
c1850 2volsin1 Le Robinson Suisse Ou Recit D'un Pere de Famille Pierre Blanchard

Price: £89.00

A French translation of the Swiss Family Robinson.Complete, two volumes bound in one.Illustrated throughout with seven plates across both volumes.No date to text, dated from Copac. Translated and adapted from the original German of...

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c1850 A Collection of Useful Tables Printed and Sold by R Harrild
c1850 A Collection of Useful Tables Printed and Sold by R Harrild

Price: £150.00

An interesting companion for measurements and conversions.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Folds out to be 6" by 8" An extremely rare survival in good order.The table...

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C1850 Histoire D'Un Dessinateur Viollet le Duc
C1850 Histoire D'Un Dessinateur Viollet le Duc

Price: £95.00

A handsome French work on the history of illustrators. Written by Eugene Viollet le Duc, a French architect and theorist.

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c1874 2vol Sans Merci and Breaking a Butterfly by G A Lawrence Novels Fiction
c1874 2vol Sans Merci and Breaking a Butterfly by G A Lawrence Novels Fiction

Price: £79.99

A uniformly bound pair of novels by the British author George Alfred Lawrence. Lawrence (1827-76) is most well known for 'Guy Livingstone', a novel which is not only referenced on the title page of each volume but also on the handsome...

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c1880 Code Civil Code D'Instruction Criminelle & Penal Formulaire Civil
c1880 Code Civil Code D'Instruction Criminelle & Penal Formulaire Civil

Price: £34.99

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c1880 Smartly Bound Victorian Notebook or Journal
c1880 Smartly Bound Victorian Notebook or Journal

Price: £49.99

A smartly bound blank notebook from the victorian era. To be used for thoughts, inspirations, memories or illustrations. With calf mount to the front board, presumably to cover an excision.

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c1882 Blank ex Autograph Book With Two Inserts Including Lady Florence Dixie
c1882 Blank ex Autograph Book With  Two Inserts Including Lady Florence Dixie

Price: £200.00

A blank 19th century effectively 'ex' autograph book.Dating from the Nineteenth Century, with a insert dated 1882, the volume contains just a signed insert by Lady Florence Dixie, the noted women's rights campaigner and pioneer...

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c1885 The Origin of the Graces by Mademoiselle Dionis Dusejour
c1885 The Origin of the Graces by Mademoiselle Dionis Dusejour

Price: £55.00

An edition of The Origin of the Graces by Mademoiselle Dionis Dusejour.Illustrated with the original copperplate engravings after the designs of  C. N. Cochin. "Nothing appears to be known of Mademoiselle Dionis...

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c1888 Dictionary of English Literature W Davenport Adams
c1888 Dictionary of English Literature W Davenport Adams

Price: £50.00

A smartly-bound dictionary of English Literature from the late nineteenth-century. With pencil note to the front endpaper stating, 'Rebound in April 1979 by the Essington Bindery.'Including a publisher's catalogue to the rear.

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c1891 The Works of Laurence Sterne With A Life of the Author Sermons Letters
c1891 The Works of Laurence Sterne With A Life of the Author Sermons Letters

Price: £30.00

The works of novelist and Anglican clergyman Laurence Sterne. With a portrait frontispiece.No date on title page, dated from copac. Begins with Sterne's humorous novel, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy. Life is a biography...

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c1895 Souvenirs de Leonard Coiffeur de la Reine Marie Antoinette Jean-Léonard
c1895 Souvenirs de Leonard Coiffeur de la Reine Marie Antoinette Jean-Léonard

Price: £275.00

An interesting insight into 18th century hair and fashion trends. Jean Leonard Alexis Autie (1751-1820) was the favourite hairdresser of the French queen Marie Antoinette (1755-1793). He founded his own theatre Theatre de Monsieur...

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c1900 Attractive Blank Address Book
c1900 Attractive Blank Address Book

Price: £99.99

A smart unused address book in an attractive binding, with gilt text block edge. Binder's stamp of The Collector's Book Club, London, to front pastedown. Gilt initials of C.T.E to spine.

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c1910 The Life and Voyages of Captain James Cook C G Cash
c1910 The Life and Voyages of Captain James Cook C G Cash

Price: £150.00

A history of the travels of explorer and navigator Captain James Cook.Including an engraved frontispiece.In three voyages Cook sailed thousands of miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe. He mapped lands from New Zealand...

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c1920 2vol Valentine Williams The Man With the Club Foot Return of the Clubfoot
c1920 2vol Valentine Williams The Man With the Club Foot Return of the Clubfoot

Price: £35.00

Two uniform volumes of Valentine Williams' popular novels.Containing:The Man with the Clubfoot (twelfth printing)The Return of Clubfoot (fifth printing)Valentine Williams (born George Valentine Williams, 18831946) was a journalist...

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c1924 The Ranche in the Valley by HENTY
c1924 The Ranche in the Valley by HENTY

Price: £150.00

An early copy of the uncommon book Ranche in the Valley by Henty Early Edition Does not contain the adverts of the slightly later editions Bound in red cloth with colour embossed pictorial boards George Alfred Henty (8 December...

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c1940 4vols The Works of Jane Austen by Jane Austen
c1940 4vols The Works of Jane Austen by Jane Austen

Price: £125.00

A collection of four of Jane Austen's novels.Four of the complete seven volumes.The set consists of Volume I: Pride and Prejudice, Volume IV: Mansfield Park, Volume V: Emma and Volume VI: Persuasion.This "Adelphi" Edition was originally...

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