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OBSERVATIONS ON POPULAR ANTIQUITIES CHIEFLY ILLUSTRATING THE ORIGIN OF OUR VULGAR CUSTOMS ,CEREMONIES AND SUPERSTITIONS Complete in 2 Volumes
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OBSERVATIONS ON POPULAR ANTIQUITIES CHIEFLY ILLUSTRATING THE ORIGIN OF OUR VULGAR CUSTOMS ,CEREMONIES AND SUPERSTITIONS Complete in 2 Volumes

By Brand, John.; Revised By Ellis, Henry.

London: F.C. And J. Rivington and Others, 1813. 2 volumes - pp. vol I: xxii 486; vol II:xi 731. Original full leather binding with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine, leather with some wear, rubbed and a little chipped, leather now norished,front joint of volume 1 repaired crack, boards clean. Contents clean and tight, just a few spots, marks to the endpapers, bookplate belonging to John Clerk Brodie to both pastedowns, otherwise very clean and bright, all edges marbled, no inscriptions. A good set. Please note these are heavy books, a small postal surcharge may apply.. Revised. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to. Book.

$178.24

NAPOLEONIS RELIQUIAE A Poem in Six Cantos with Notes
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NAPOLEONIS RELIQUIAE A Poem in Six Cantos with Notes

By Anon

London: J. Hatchard and Son (Printed at Rouen By Nicetas, 1841. "Printed at Rouen by Nicetas Periaux"; pp. xvii, [3], 152; steel engraved frontispiece portrait of Napoleon with tissue guard, and lithograph of "Rouen from the heights of St. Catherine" ( lithographed by Champin) with original tissue guard; half-title bound in immediately before first page of main text. Contemporary half black polished calf with marbled boards, very good and strong with a little rubbing and marking. Contents good and tight, endpapers somewhat dust soiled, with previous signature erased from front free end paper. Text with some localised finger soiling, a few pages more pronounced, severa pages with light marginal staining, lower blank corner to pp. 105/106 pinched off. Overall, a very good copy of this rare Napoleonic title. The introduction reads "The Following Poem was written on the heights of St-Catherine as the remains of Napoleon passed up the Seine, and the author endeavours to concentrate in a poetical form the feelings which that event naturally suggested.". First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. Royal 8vo (15 x 22.5 cm).

$316.87

A Short Account of the Last Sickness and Death of Maria Mott, daughter of Richard and Abigail Mott, of Mamaroneck, in the State of New-York.
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A Short Account of the Last Sickness and Death of Maria Mott, daughter of Richard and Abigail Mott, of Mamaroneck, in the State of New-York.

By Richard Mott; Abigail Mott

London: Darton, 1817. 24 pages;. This small publication is unbound, but retained in a paper cover. Contents clean and tight, complete, very light spotting to the title page only, no inscriptions. A very good copy of this scarce early edition.. First Edition, Thus. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo. Book.

$158.44

Original woodblock printed book by Kono Bairei (1841-1895) - "Inaka no Tsuki" (The Moon in the Country) - Japan - 1889
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Original woodblock printed book by Kono Bairei (1841-1895) - "Inaka no Tsuki" (The Moon in the Country) - Japan - 1889

By Kono Bairei

Japan: Tanaka, 1889. Original woodblock printed book by Kono Bairei. 25 illustrations printed in two or three colours. Bound concertina style, silk spine ends worn, paper covers and cord ties very good, with a little creasing to boards. Contents clean and tight, title page and list of contents in Japanese and English text. Each woodblock has a black boarder, number and title, back to back plates, fore-edge writing, unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good copy of this rare work by Bairei. NOTES [Kono Bairei was a Japanese painter, book illustrator, and art teacher. He was born and lived in Kyoto. He was a member of the Ukiyo-e school and was a master of kacho-e painting in the Meiji period of Japan.]. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Kono Bairei. 16.5cm x 24cm. Books, Fine Art Print.

$653.55

ORIGINAL JAPANESE COLOURED WOODBLOCK BOOK - Ukiyo-e  Heroic Stories of the Taiheiki
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ORIGINAL JAPANESE COLOURED WOODBLOCK BOOK - Ukiyo-e Heroic Stories of the Taiheiki

By Unknown

Japan, 1880. Considered to be from the Edo/Meiji period. Original woodblock printed book of warriors. Complete with 34 vibrant illustrations and text. Paper covers alittle warn and creased. Contents clean and tight. A very good copy with bright colours.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 11cm x 17cm. Books, Fine Art Print.

$435.70

ORIGINAL JAPANESE COLOURED WOODBLOCK BOOK - Eight Hundred Heroes of our Country’s Suikoden, One by One
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ORIGINAL JAPANESE COLOURED WOODBLOCK BOOK - Eight Hundred Heroes of our Country’s Suikoden, One by One

By Unknown

Japan: Unknown, 1800. Considered to be from the Edo/Meiji period 19th century. Original woodblock printed book of heroes. Complete with 20 double page vibrant illustrations and text band above. Paper covers a little warn and creased. Contents clean and tight. A very good copy with strong bright colours.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 11cm x 17cm. Books, Fine Art Print.

$435.70

ORIGINAL JAPANESE COLOURED WOODBLOCK BOOK - FOLKLORE KAIDAN
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ORIGINAL JAPANESE COLOURED WOODBLOCK BOOK - FOLKLORE KAIDAN

By Unknown

Japan, 1870. Considered to be from the Edo/Meiji period around 1870. Original woodblock printed book of supernatural tales. Complete with 16 double page illustrations and text, two colours to most blocks. Each set within a black border. Spine a little worn and frayed, paper covers good, some creasing. Contents clean and tight. Script thought to be grass or cursive Japanese, needs an expert eye to assess this. A very good copy.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 11cm x 17cm. Books, Fine Art Print.

$435.70

THE WOODLANDS: Or a Treatise on the Preparing of Ground for Planting; on the Planting; on the Cultivating; on the pruning; and on the Cutting Down of  Forest Trees and Underwoods...
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THE WOODLANDS: Or a Treatise on the Preparing of Ground for Planting; on the Planting; on the Cultivating; on the pruning; and on the Cutting Down of Forest Trees and Underwoods...

By Cobbett, William

London: Printed and Published by William Corbett, 1825. Unpaginated but circa 340 pages, index. Contemporary green half polished calf binding with pink marbled paper boards, very good with a little general wear and light rubbing.Contents clean and tight, original end papers, front end paper and front blank with several old knocks and very small associated tears; small contemporary signature on title page, generous margins. A very good copy . First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. 8vo. Book.

$112.23

ESSAYS ON THE PROGRESS OF THE VITAL PRINCIPLE FROM THE VEGETABLE TO THE ANIMAL KINGDOMS AND THE SOUL OF MAN,  INTRODUCTORY TO CONTEMPLATIONS ON DEITY
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ESSAYS ON THE PROGRESS OF THE VITAL PRINCIPLE FROM THE VEGETABLE TO THE ANIMAL KINGDOMS AND THE SOUL OF MAN, INTRODUCTORY TO CONTEMPLATIONS ON DEITY

By Collier, John

London: Printed for the Author by T. Gillet and Sold By Nathaniel Scarlett, 1800. pp. xii, [4], 376. Title page,dedication, preface, contents, errata, half-title; woodcut tail pieces. Full contemporary tree calf with red title label and decoration to the spine. Binding good and strong wit ha little general wear and rubbing. Contents clean and tight. A very god copy. Scarce.. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

$105.62

ANTIQUITÉS D'HERCULANUM, ou les plus belles Peintures antiques, et les marbres, bronzes, meubles, etc., trouvés dans les excavations d'Herculanum, Stabia et Pompeïa [ANTIQUITIES OF HERCULANUM - complete in 12 volumes]
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ANTIQUITÉS D'HERCULANUM, ou les plus belles Peintures antiques, et les marbres, bronzes, meubles, etc., trouvés dans les excavations d'Herculanum, Stabia et Pompeïa [ANTIQUITIES OF HERCULANUM - complete in 12 volumes]

By Marechal, P. S.

Rue Pierre-Sarrazin, No. 13. Paris: Chez l'Auteur, F. A. David, 1780. Full set of 12 volumes, published over a 24 year period. Complete with letterpress and half title pages plus a separate engraved title page to each volume; numerous engraved plates with original tissue guards (for collation see below). Contents generally very good with plates clean, minimal foxing to the odd page. Bound in full, contemporary tree calf; all edges rich gilt; original marbled end papers. Bindings good only, but carefully and professionally 'restored' using archival materials, some joints cracked but now stabilised and all boards remain firmly attached, leather chipped to head and tail of spines, corners somewhat worn but now strengthened, one title label missing. Overall a very good set. Collations as follows. pp. vol. I (1780/1781) 168 pages, 134 illustrations; vol. II (1780) 215 pages, 141 illustrations; vol. III. (1780), 204 pages, 130 illustrations; vol. IV (1780) 119 pages; 130 illustrations; vol. V (1780) 100 pages, 181 illustrations; vol. VI (1780) 96 pages, 144 illustrations; vol. VII (1780) 104 pages, 163 illustrations; vol. VIII (1780) 50 pages, 70 plates; vol. IX (1780) 108 pages, 129 illustrations; vol. X (1797) 86 pages; 59 plates; vol. XI [no date - An VI.] 58 pages, 57 plates; vol. XII [1803] 5 & 48 pages, 9 & 34 plates; [Volume four in the above set was published without the engraved titlepage. The engraved title pages in vols. I & VIII bear the date 1781, all other engraved title pages are undated other that vol. XII which shares the same 1803 date as the letterpress title page. An important work on the antiquities of Herculanum with hundred of engraved plates.. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Illus. by David, F. A.. 4to (20 x 26.5cm).

$3168.72

A Memoir of Charles Mordaunt Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth: With Selections from His Correspondence. Complete in Two volumes
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A Memoir of Charles Mordaunt Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth: With Selections from His Correspondence. Complete in Two volumes

By WARBURTON, George

London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1853. Vol. 1. Pp. vii, 261. Vol. 2. Pp. 295. Contemporary green calf binding, , good and strong, with a little general wear and some rubbing, corners more worn and rounded, but firm. Highly decorative gilt design to spine, red title spine labels, gilt ruled borders to front and rear boards. Contents clean and tight; good margins, prize plate to volume 1 pastedown dated 1862. A very good set.. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 12mo (12 x 20cm). Book.

$79.22

A NATURAL HISTORY CONTAINING MANY NOT COMMON OBSERVATIONS: Extracted Out of the Best Modern Writers.
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A NATURAL HISTORY CONTAINING MANY NOT COMMON OBSERVATIONS: Extracted Out of the Best Modern Writers.

By Blount, Sir Thomas Pope

London: Printed for R. Bentley, 1693. Pp. [16], 469, [3, ads]. Contemporary plain full panelled calf, rebacked at some point, god and strong, with a little general wear and some rubbing, corners more worn and rounded, but firm. Contents clean and tight; good margins; title page strengthened along hinge with Japanese tisse. Contemporary engraved armorial bookplate to the verso of the title page above which written in manuscript '11. Apr. 1728 Collated & perfect.' A very good copy. [As its subtitles suggest, this was a work of synthesis rather than direct and original observation. Blount was a tireless reader and accumulator of other writers’ wisdom - his most notable work, Censura Celebrorum Authorum (1690), was a collection of things famous authors had said about each other and in this work he brings together observations from a wide range of contemporary authorities, accommodating them in an overall argument which reflects a belief in the divine authorship of the universe. As he writes in his preface, ‘Every Flower of the Field, every Fibre of a Plant, every Particle of an Insect, carries with it the Impress of its Maker, and can (if duly consider’d) read us Lectures of Ethicks or Divinity’. Among the aspects of natural history(amber, coral, tea and coffee, silver, diamonds, glow-worms, spiders etc.) that Blount considers are ‘VULCANO’s, or SUBTERRANEAN FIRES’ - Admin (Dr Ralph Harrington); Volcanism Blog.] . First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. 12mo (10 x 16cm). Book.

$660.15

THE TRIAL OF THE HONOURABLE ADMIRAL JOHN BYNG
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THE TRIAL OF THE HONOURABLE ADMIRAL JOHN BYNG

By Fearne, Mr. Charles

London: Printed for R. Manby et al, 1757. Pp. 130, 19 (but with some page numbers appearing twice as additional * pages i.e cancels, these are *37/*38 and *73/*74/*75/*76 so actually pp. 136; additionally the appendix is mispaginated with p. 9 & 10 appearcing twice so actually pp. 21). A good complete copy in modern blue half-morocco binding with gilt letterng to the spine, very good with light wear only, slightly rubbed to the head of the rear joint. Contents clean and tight, the page edges slightly trimmed but still with good blank margins; all pages have been "silked" i.e. carefully reinforced with a layer of micro-thin transparent "tissue-paper". Why this was done is unknown as the paper is in very good condition but for a few inconspicuous worm holes. Bookplate of the Naval History Library, Mount Wise, Plymouth to the front end paper with associated withdrawn stamp, otherwise text more or less unmarked, no inscriptions. A good to very good copy of this important document. [Full title: 'The Trial of the Honourable Admiral John Byng, at a Court-Martial as Taken by Mr Charles Fearne, Judge Advocate of His Majesty's Fleet. Published by Order of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, at the Desire of the Court-Martial. To Which is Added, a Copy of Their Lordships Memorial to the King, in Relation to the Sentence Passed Upon Admiral Byng; a Copy of the King's Order in Council for Transmitting to their Lordships a Copy of the Report of the Twelve Judges, in Relation to the Said Sentences; and Also, a Copy of that Report. And a Copy of a Warrant From their Lordships for Carrying the Said Sentence into Execution.]. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Folio (20 x 33 cm).

$316.87

THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE OF KNOWLEDGE AND PLEASURE Containing News, Letters, Debates, Poetry, Music....AND OTHER ARTS AND SCIENCES.  VOL. XXIX.
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THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE OF KNOWLEDGE AND PLEASURE Containing News, Letters, Debates, Poetry, Music....AND OTHER ARTS AND SCIENCES. VOL. XXIX.

By No Author Stated

London: John Hinton, 1769. Vol XXIX (29) for the period July 1761 - December 1761, includes supplement for this year. pp. 384 + index. Engraved title page and 19 engraved plates of which five are folding, one a hand-coloured folding map of England, Scotland Wales and Ireland, two of plates of natural history subjects (Sweet Chestnut and [American] Blue Jay) are hand-coloured and one double folding map dramatically depicts the "View of the late Eruptions of Mount Vesuvius". Other plates depict "Newtonian Attraction and Repulsion, and the nature and properties of Electricity" architectural subjects, spiders and portraits (portrait of Charles Howard on p. 341 not present otherwise all in accordance with the directions to the binder for placing the Cuts). All the plates are in very good condition, the map of the England etc has a short tear at the point of attachment. Original polished calf binding with 5 raised bands to the spine, burgundy spine label. Publisher's plain quarter red calf binding with paper covered boards, good only with cracks to joints and chipping to the head/tail of the spine, but book remains strongly bound. Contents clean and tight, original end papers and front/rear blanks present. A very good copy with an excellent and dramatic plate of Vesuvius and attractive maps.. Full Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

$198.05

MARRIAGE RITES, CUSTOMS AND CEREMONIES OF THE NATIONS OF THE UNIVERSE
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MARRIAGE RITES, CUSTOMS AND CEREMONIES OF THE NATIONS OF THE UNIVERSE

By Hamilton, Lady Augusta

London: Printed by and for j. Smith, 1822. Pp. viii, 400; b/w lithographic frontispiece plate of Lady Hamilton; four further b/w engraved plates. Full polished green calf with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine, extensive blind-stamped decoration to the boards, with gilt border, binding very good and strong with light wear and little rubbing, old ring mark to front board. Contents clean and tight, marbled end papers, contemporary engraved bookplate of Robert Hammond Elwes, Grenadier Guards to the front end paper, a very good copy. . First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. 8vo (14 x 21.5cm).

$158.44

HENRI IV PEINT PAR LUI-MEME
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HENRI IV PEINT PAR LUI-MEME

By Henri IV; Sully et al

Paris: C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1814. Pp. [4], 391; engraved portrait plates of Sully and Henri IV bound in at the front, engraved facsimile folding letter bound in at p. 281. Contents: engraved plates, Tables Des Matieres, title page, text. Text: Portraits historiques de Henri IV par Sully p. 1, par Perefixe p. 5, par Daniel p. 6, par le president Henault p. 7, par Voltaire p. 8, par Thomas, p. 15, Henri IV peint par lui-meme p. 17, Amis de Henir IV, p. 266, Lettre manuscrite p. 281, Amours de Henri IV p 326, Precis chronologique p. 371. Bound publisher's original boards with cloth spine, black and gilt title label. Binding worn with front board attached by threads only, rear board detached. Contents good, pages uncut, a little edge wear to first few pages otherwise very good and clean. A good copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo.

$55.45

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE AND HISTORICAL CHRONICLE FROM JULY  TO DECEMBER, 1826   VOLUME XCVI.  Part the Second
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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE AND HISTORICAL CHRONICLE FROM JULY TO DECEMBER, 1826 VOLUME XCVI. Part the Second

By Sylvanus Urban

London: Printed by John Nichols ...and Sold by John Harris, 1826. pp. iv, 672; with general title page and separate title page for each month, 18 full-page plates (in accordance with index to plates). Modern quarter leather with marble paper-covered boards, spined faded, otherwise very good. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A very good copy. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$95.06

COMMETARIA [COMMENTARIA/COMME[N]TARIA] SANCTI THOME AQUINATIS  IN EPISTOLAS PAULI / ACCURATISSIME RECOGNITA, ET A MENDIS OMNIBUS EXPURGATA ... [bound with] EPISTOLAE PAULI ET ALIORUM APOSTOLORUM AD GRECAM
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COMMETARIA [COMMENTARIA/COMME[N]TARIA] SANCTI THOME AQUINATIS IN EPISTOLAS PAULI / ACCURATISSIME RECOGNITA, ET A MENDIS OMNIBUS EXPURGATA ... [bound with] EPISTOLAE PAULI ET ALIORUM APOSTOLORUM AD GRECAM

By Aquinas, Thomas and Caietanum [Cajetan/Cajetanus/Cajetano], Thomam de Vio.

Paris: Venundantur ... apud Johannem Petit / Apud Iod. Badium Ascensium & Ioan. Parvum. & Ioannem Roigny., 1529. Two early 16th century works bound together in one. Both commentaries, in Latin, on Books of the New Testament and both printed in Paris. First Work. Comme[n]taria by Aquinas, complete as follows - fine engraved title page printed in black and red and dated 1529, printed by Johannem Petit, followed by 13 leaves of the Tabula, followed by 236 leaves of text. Black letter, Tabula in three columns, main text in two columns, woodcut initials. Second Work. Epistolae Pauli.. by Cajetanus. Complete as follows: fine engraved title page, dated 1532 and printed Iod Badium Ascensium et al, followed by 11 leaves of index and 231leaves of text; index printed in two columns, main text in a single column; fine woodcut initials. Bound in contemporary or near contemporay vellum with manuscript title to the spine, binding strong but vellum worn and age soiled, evidence of mediaeval manuscript vellum showing on the inside of the binding.. Contents very good, most pages remarkably clean and crisp. Some very neat near contemporary manuscript annotation to the blank margins, single old stamp to the front blank which also carries some old manuscript notes. The annotation is very minimally truncated which suggests that the volume has been slightly trimmed. A little worming only to the last leaves of the second work but confined to the blank fore edge margin, just a few pages slightly watermarked to fore-edge. A very good copy of these two rare early commentaries. Copac lists just one copy of the first - held at Cambridge and four copies of the second work held at the British Library and Cathedral libraries.. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio (21 x 32cm).

$1848.42

[Removal of certain imputations] The Remoouall of certaine Imputations laid vpon the Ministers of Deuon [Devon]: and Cornwall by one M.T.H. [Thomas Hutton] and in them, upon all other ministers els-where, refusing to Subscribe.
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[Removal of certain imputations] The Remoouall of certaine Imputations laid vpon the Ministers of Deuon [Devon]: and Cornwall by one M.T.H. [Thomas Hutton] and in them, upon all other ministers els-where, refusing to Subscribe.

By [Devon and Cornwall Ministers]

[Printed by R. Schilders]: [Middelburg], 1606. Printer not cited - details from ESTC; pp. [6], [1], 2-66 [Signatures: A-I4]. Later Victorian [?] binding of black morocco with plain dark green pebbled-cloth boards, gilt lettering to the spine. Head/tail of the spine chipped otherwise very good. Contents remarkably good, clean and tight, with a little light pencil highlighting and ticks to margins. All printed marginal notes present and untrimmed with the exception of the final two leaves where a couple of marginal notes are mimimally cropped; last leaf with very small (4 x 3 mm) chip to fore-edge, very light staining to title page. A very good copy. A reply by the Deven and Cornwall Ministers to Thomas Hutton's "Reasons for Refusal of Subscription to the booke of Common Praier..." (Oxford 1605). While this book appears in a number of major libraries, we have been unable to find any auction records or any catalogue records. A pencil note to the verso of the front free endpaper states £56 -1945, i.e. about £2,200 at today's prices. [Davidson's bibliography of Devon p. 93; ESTC Citation No. S104342]. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Quarto.

$2376.54

MAGNA BRITANNIA BEING A CONCISE TOPOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF THE SEVERAL COUNTIES OF GREAT BRITAIN, VOLUME THE FIRST CONTAINING BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

By Lysons, The Rev. Daniel and Lysons, Samuel

London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1806. LARGE PAPER COPY with uncut fore and lower edges (leaf size, 345 x 260mm), pp. [449] - 742, [3- errata, index, publisher's adverts]. Title page and half-title pages both present, large folding map of Buckinghamshire with main routes coloured; large folding hand-coloured plate, 11 further engraved plates, all protected by tissue guards. Handsome, recnt half brown calf binding with marbled paper covered boards, gilt lettering and decoration to the spine, very good with minimal wear. Contents clean and tight, front free end paper excised; paper in very good condition, virtually without foxing or staining. Mapvery good. A very good copy of this fine book with the full complement of copper engraved plates. Bibliographic note: this work was usually issued with Bedforshire and Berkshire, the three counties making up Volume the First, but this Buckinghamshire volume appears to be a stand alone publication with Buckinghamshire only mentioned on the title page, though the general index also covers the other two counties.. First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. Folio.

$158.44

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