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A GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE SHIRE OF TWEEDDALE. With a Miscelany and Curious Collection of Select Scottish Poems.
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A GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE SHIRE OF TWEEDDALE. With a Miscelany and Curious Collection of Select Scottish Poems.

By A. P. [Pennecuik, Alexander (1652-1722)]

Edinburgh: John Moncur, 1715. Complete; pp. [viii], 40, [iv], 142, [2 - rear blank]. Title page with double ruled borders; spotted, more pronounced to edges, 'F. R.S.' added in manuscript after the author's initials and 'M.D.', small ink blot to title page; other pages spotted to a greater or lesser extent; a few pages close-trimmed, but without the loss of any letterpress. Later quarter black calf with thin, marbled boards, lettered in gilt to the spine 'Description of Tweeddale'; binding with some rubbing, slightly chipped to the head/tail of the spine. Front free end-paper detached. Provenance with the engraved heraldic bookplate of 'Rammerscales' with the motto 'I hear the bells' to the front pastedown'; bookplates of Sir George Taylor to both rear and front end papers [Sir George Taylor, former director of Kew, keeper of botany, British Museum, plant collector and botanist]. A good to very good complete copy with excellent provenance. [ English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT130671]. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Quarto 14 x 17.

$701.48

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.

$161.88

ORIGINAL JAPANESE COLOURED WOODBLOCK BOOK - BIRDS AND FLOWERS
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ORIGINAL JAPANESE COLOURED WOODBLOCK BOOK - BIRDS AND FLOWERS

By Unknown

Japan: Unknown, 1850. Considered to be from the Edo/Meiji period 19th century. Original woodblock printed book of birds and flowers highly coloured. Complete with 21 pages of vibrant illustrations within block, some multiple per page. Paper decorative covers a little warn. Contents clean and tight. A very good copy with strong bright colours.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 11cm x 17cm. Book, Fine Art Print.

$236.08

ORIGINAL JAPANESE COLOURED WOODBLOCK BOOK - The Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Suikoden, One by One
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ORIGINAL JAPANESE COLOURED WOODBLOCK BOOK - The Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Suikoden, One by One

By Unknown

Japan, 1800. Considered to be from the Edo/Meiji period 19th century. Original woodblock printed book of heroes. Complete with 20 vibrant illustrations and text. 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.

$445.17

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.

$667.76

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.

$445.17

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.

$445.17

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.

$445.17

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.

$114.67

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.

$107.92

A NEW BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY Containing a Brief Account of the Lives and Writings of the Eminent Persons and Remarkable Characters in Every Age and Nation.
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A NEW BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY Containing a Brief Account of the Lives and Writings of the Eminent Persons and Remarkable Characters in Every Age and Nation.

By Jones, Stephen

London: Printed for G. C. And J. Robinson, J. Wallis, J. Scatcherd and E. Newbery, 1796. unpaginated, half title and title pages both present. Bound in contemporary or near contemporary full polished calf, good with a little general wear and rubbing, front joint inconspicuously and professionally repaired, both boards firmly attached. Contents clean and tight, original blue marbled end papers present. A good to very good copy.. The Second Edition, Corrected . Full Leather. Good. 12mo (9 x 13.5 cm). Book.

$26.98

A FURTHER CONTINUATION AND DEFENCE, OR A THIRD PART OF THE FRIENDLY DEBATE [bound with] AN APPENDIX TO THE THIRD PART
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A FURTHER CONTINUATION AND DEFENCE, OR A THIRD PART OF THE FRIENDLY DEBATE [bound with] AN APPENDIX TO THE THIRD PART

By [Patrick, Simon]

London: Printed by E. C. and A. C. for H. Eversden, at his shop under the Crown in West Smithfield., 1670. Two 'works' bound together both with separate title pages, (both within double line borders and both dated 1670) and separately paginated; pp. Third Part: [2], xxx, [8], 416 and Appendix; [16], 213, [3] (last two printed pages include publisher's catalogue); printed by E[llen]. C[otes]. and A[ndrew]. C[larke]. Full contemporary, or near contemporary, polished plain brown calf with raised bands to the spine, blind ruled borders. A little rubbing and general wear; tail of the spine scuffed/slightly chipped. Contents clean and tight, generous margins; name and date by previous owner to the front and rear blanks, otherwise more or less unmarked. A very good copy - scarce. Referenced by: ESTC R2050 [Bishop of Chichester; / Ely];. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. 12mo.

$323.76

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).

$3237.60

THE FORTUNES OF THE COLVILLE FAMILY OR A CLOUD AND ITS SILVER LINING A CHRISTMAS STORY
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THE FORTUNES OF THE COLVILLE FAMILY OR A CLOUD AND ITS SILVER LINING A CHRISTMAS STORY

By Smedley, Frank E.

London: Arthur Hall Virtue and Co., 1858. Pp. x 244. Attractive quarter leather binding with matching marbled paper covered boards and endpapers, gilt decoration to spine compartments, a little general wear and some light rubbing, joints firm. Contents generally clean, but with a stain to the lower edge of first few pages, text block tight, no inscriptions or other marks. A very good copy.. Third Edition. Full Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Phiz. 12mo (11 x 16cm). Book.

$33.73

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.

$80.94

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.

$674.50

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).

$323.76

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.

$202.35

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).

$161.88

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.

$56.66

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