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The letters of Sir Francis Hastings 1574-1609

By Hastings, Francis Sir -1610.

Frome: Printed by Butler & Tanner, 1969. Somerset Record Society. Publications ; 69. A fine copy. xxxiii, 133 p : geneal. table ; 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references. [ Location:BR2/1 ]. Hard Cover. Fine. 8vo.

$23.61

Etoniana ancient and modern : being notes of the history and traditions of Eton College Republished from 'Blackwood’s Magazine' with additions.

By Collins, William Lucas 1817-1887.

Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons, 1865. [2], viii, 238 [ no adverts ] but to include index. Nicely bound, secure and tight in full leather, with 5 raised bands. A little rubbed to extremities, and small area upper cover. [ Loaction: BR2/1 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo.

$26.98

Calendar of the proceedings of the committee for advance of money, 1642-1656 [ 3 Volumes Pts 1-3 ]

By Great Britain. Committee for Advance of Money 1642-1656.;G reen, Mary Anne Everett [ Edited

London: H. M. Stationery Office, 1888. These copies were formerly owned the Office of H.M. Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor's Library. Their stamps and Neat Labels to prelims, no other indicators. Regardless, we have 3 sturdy, clean and tigh copies. Vol 1 has been recased ususing the original spine, but newer boards. When on the shelf they match nicely. All spines unfaded and with gilt titles. Vol II & III are in the original navy embossed boards. p.xxiv, 576; 577- 1180; 1181- 1728, Index. [Br2]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$114.67

Cuninghame, topographized by Timothy Pont, 1604-1608:, With Continuations and Illustrative Notices By the Late James Dobie of Crummock, F.S.A SCOT.

By [ edited by John Shedden Dobie

Glasgow: John Tweed, 1876. By the early Seventeeth Century, Timothy Pont had personally surveyed, with astonishing accuracy, all the counties and isles of Scotland, and made notes to support his cartography. Cunninghame Topographized is a chorographical description of the district of Cunningham, Ayrshire, in Sir James Balfour of Denmilne's Collections on the Shires (National Library of Scotland Adv.MS.33.2.27, ff.205-15). Although the author of the handwriting has not been identified, it is credited to Timothy Pont on the opening page. The short manuscript, consisting of a brief Introduction and an 'Alphabett' of 348 names in Cunninghame, Ayrshire, was extensively annotated by James Dobie, making this a substantial contribution to the knowledge of the history of the area. According to the Introduction, James Dobie's premature death in 1853 allowed a plagiarised version to appear, ( as Topographical Account of the District of Cunningham, Ayrshire. Compiled about the year 1600, by Mr Timothy Pont, edited by J. Fullarton, Glasgow: Maitland Club, 1858 ). His work was updated by his son and published, nearly twenty years later, as Cuninghame, Topographized by Timothy Pont, A.M., 1604-1608, edited by J. S. Dobie (Glasgow: John Tweed, 1876). This is the actual 1876 edition, possibly a recased copy in Black cloth, black gilt label to spine. Includes the large folding map to the front [ very good ], xix + 426pp, 33 illustrations. A nicelp kept copy, just a few areas of foxing. Tightly bound, small rub spine head. . Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by James Dobie of Crummock. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$114.67

Camden's Britannia, 1695 : a facsimile of the 1695 edition published by Edmund Gibson

By Camden, William 1551-1623. [ with an introduction by Stuart Piggott and a bibliographical note by Gwyn Walters.

London: Times Newspapers, 1971. Original publisher's brown cloth over red boards, lettered gilt at the spine. 13, [208], 1116 p. (4 fold.) : ill.., maps. ; 41 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Fine copy. Lacks Slip Case. . Hard Cover. Fine/No Slip Case. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

$121.41

The annalls of Ipswche : The lawes customes and governmt of the same. Collected out of ye records bookes and writings of that Towne

By Bacon, Nathaniel 1593-1660.; Richardson, William H. [ Edited By

Ipswich: Printed for the subscribers by S. H. Cowell, 1884. By Nathll Bacon serving as recorder and town clark in that towne. Anno: Dom: 1654. Ed. by William H. Richardson ... with a Memoir by Sterling Westhorp. viii, vi, vii, 561, iii p : port ; 30cm. Includes bibliographical references.. Title in black and red. Rebound professionally, and now displaying as a truly Fine book. [ Loaction: BR2]. Hard Cover. Very Good+. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$195.61

Narratives of the Merovingian era, or, Scenes of the sixth century : the historical essays, published under the title of "Dix ans d'études historiques," and an autobiographical Preface [ Translated from the Last Paris Edition ]
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Narratives of the Merovingian era, or, Scenes of the sixth century : the historical essays, published under the title of "Dix ans d'études historiques," and an autobiographical Preface [ Translated from the Last Paris Edition ]

By Thierry, Augustin 1795-1856.

Ave Maria Lane, London: Whittaker & Co, 1834. A very rare survivor in original Wrappers. :[2], 180 p. ; 25 cm.. A little weathered, but firm and tight, pages very good with small ink stamp of James Walker to title head and a few other pages. Autobiographical preface dated "Nov. 10, 1834". [ Loaction: Landing Case ]. Soft Cover. Good. 8vo.

$67.45

Life of the Rev. Richard Baxter, A.D. 1615 to A.D. 1691.
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Life of the Rev. Richard Baxter, A.D. 1615 to A.D. 1691.

By Baxter, Richard.

London: The Religious Tract Society { Instituted 1799 }, 1864. Undated but 1864. 160 p, frontis portrait. A lovely little book, in very clean bright original dark green embossed coversa, embellished gilt titles to spine. . Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$26.98

Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland [ 3 Volumes ]

By DALRYMPLE, John Sir, Bart.

Farnborough, Hants, United Kingdom: Gregg International, 1970. A facsimile of the edition of 1790. Complete three-volume set. Octavo, Volume I: pp. xxxi, 206; Volume II: pp. viii, 205; Volume III: pp. xii, 380. In original grey cloth bindings. Very decent Set. . Hard Cover. Fine/None Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$53.96

Price list of chemical and scientific apparatus and pure chemicals manufactured and sold by Baird & Talock, London.
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Price list of chemical and scientific apparatus and pure chemicals manufactured and sold by Baird & Talock, London.

By Baird & Tatlock (London) Ltd.; F.E. Becker and Co.

London: Baird & Tatlock, 1894. The 1894 Edition, First Edition Thus: A fascinating book, with all manner of instruments illustrated with Text accompaniments. A Handled copy, but retains its original covers and is secure. A good survivor. [ Loaction: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$60.71

Historical tales and legends of Ayrshire

By Robertson, William

London: Hamilton, Adams, 1889. 357 pages ; 21 cm. A decent copy this in original boards, decorated in gilt to spine. Dark green cloth. Light chipping to spine head. Binding tight and secure, pages clean. No inscriptions. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$20.24

The Architects Compendium and Catalogue [ The 16th Annual Issue ]

By SEARS, John Edward. [ Edited By

London (16, New Bridge St., E.C.): Compendium Publishing , 1902. A wondrrful period catalogue. Full of features and examples for the Trade of the period. Encyclopaedic in its content. One for the Collector and Historian. A very Heavy detailed Volume.John Edward Sears (28 November 1857 - 20 January 1941) was a British architect and politician. He was the son of the Reverend James Sears, a Baptist minister in Camberwell in south London, and quickly became involved in the activities of the church as a teacher and librarian. Sears was educated privately before being articled to C G Searle and S C Searle, architects in 1872. At the same time he studied architecture at University College London and the Royal Academy Schools. He became a qualified architect in 1880 and was made a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1889..For several years he acted as editor of the annual Architect’s Compendium and Catalogue. Retains the original Green embossed boards, with some trace marking, sound and secure. p.936, illustrated throughout. . Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$303.53

The Evelyns in America; compiled from family papers and other sources, 1608-1805 [ Rare Ltd Edition ]

By Scull, G. D. [ Edited By

Oxford: Parker and Co, 1881. This copy is one of a Limited number of only 250 copies - this one is unnumbered. In my experience, these unnumbered copies tend to have come from the Family stock. Is now considered Scarce. 19th century family history of the Evelyn family, from their earliest migration to the American colonies, and including the history of Captain William Glanville Evelyn, who served in the British Army during the American Revolution. One of only 250 copies. From the Preface: "Since the private publication, in 1879, of the "Memoir and Letters of Captain William Glanville Evelyn," the Editor has obtained a copy of an historical pamphlet, written by the late Sebastian F. Streeter (recording Secretary of the Maryland Historical Society), and published by the Society in 1868. It relates to the proceedings of George Evelyn, who was the eldest son of the first of the name of Evelyn who emigrated to Virginia. This pamphlet, with some additional information found in the Public Record Office of London, concerning the Expedition of Thomas Yong and Robert Evelin (the younger brother of George) to Virginia, the letter of Lietutenant-Colonel Wm. Harcourt from America during the years 1776-7, various short journals of British Officers during the war of the Revolution, and some additional notes, &c., are all--with the above-mentioned "Memoir and Letters of Captain Evelyn,"--comprehend in the present volume, under the title of "The Evelyns in America." The family of Evelyn (or Evelin, as the name was anciently spelt), is supposed to have sprung from the Norman house of Ivelin or Evelin, which was connected with the Lusignans of Cyprus. Some remarks on the traditional history of the family amy be found in Aubrey's "History of Survey," published 1692, and in John Evelyn's Diary. George Evelyn, Esq., head of the English branch of the family, died at Wotton, Surrey, in 1603, leaving, with other issue, foru sons--Thomas, John, Robert, and Richard, between whom his estates were divided. The posterity of Thomas, the eldest son, are now extinct. Capt. Wm. Glanville Evelyn was descended from John, the third son, emigrated to Vriginia about the year 1610; and Richard, the fourth son, was the father of John Evelyn, the Diarist, and author of "Sylva." The old family - seat of Wotton House, once the residence of the author of "Sylva," is now int he possession of his collateral kinsman, William John Evelyn, Esq. Here are still preserved the MSS. of the well-known diary, several portraits of John Evelyn and his wife and their descendants, the Prayer-Book used by Charles I. on the scaffold, and many other most interesting relics of tha tperiod. During a visit to Wotton, made by the Editor of this little volume in 1877, he ascertained that some letters, written by Mr. Evelyn's grand-uncle, Captain William Glanville Evelyn, were still in existence, and in the possession of the family..."Contents include: George Evelyn, 1636-1649; The First Commander of Kent Island; Robert Evelin, 1634-1648; Descendants of John Evelyn, of Kingston; A Description of the Province of New Albion; Captain William Glanville Evelyn, 1774-1776; Letters of Captain William Glanville Evelyn; William Evelyn, 1805; Table of Descent to Illustrate Captain Evelyn's Letters; Lieut-Col William Harcourt, 1776-1777 . Published more than 130 years ago, it is now long out of print viii, 392 p. : ill. ; cm. A very nice copy, with Gilt Family Armorial Crest to upper cover, just a few speckles ofdis colour to outer edge, else this is a near Fine crisp and fresh copy. . Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$236.08

A Laboratory Manual of Organic Chemistry for Beginners;  a laboratry manual of organic chemistry  a laboratry manual of organic Chemistry; An introduction to volumetric analysis. [ 2  SIGNED COPIES ]
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A Laboratory Manual of Organic Chemistry for Beginners; a laboratry manual of organic chemistry a laboratry manual of organic Chemistry; An introduction to volumetric analysis. [ 2 SIGNED COPIES ]

By Holleman, Dr. A. F. [ Translated By A. Jamieson Walker ; Walker, Andrew J.; O. E. Mott

New York & London: John Wiley & Sons, 1904. 1st Listed: Signed from the translator to Dr O.E. Mott, p.75, index plus adv. Very nice copy.2nd Listed: Flat Signed J. A. J Walker to Title Page . Published Chapman & Hall 1905, by Walker, Andrew Jamieson.; Mott, Owen E. Uncommon title. p.65, index, illustrative figures within text as called for. Nice example.[ Loaction: Fp2 ]. Signed Copies. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. 12mo.

$20.24

System of mineralogy, comprehending oryctognosie, geognosie, mineralogical chemistry, mineralogical geography, and oeconomical mineralogy. [ 2 Volumes ]

By Jameson, Robert F.R.S.E.

Edinburgh: Printed by C. Stewart for Archibald Constable and Co, 1804. A Landmark of Science. Published by Archibald Constable 1804 / 1805. Consists of Volume 1: [iv] [ii ]; xlvii, 607, explanation of the Plates [ 11 ], 11 folding plates all present. Is in matching format to Vol II, in Quarter leather and marbled boards. Clean, if with surface rubs. Remains attractive, Very tightly bound, extremely clean pages throughout, bright. Plates with some spotting to edges, all folding in very good order. Volume II: Tile Page: System of Mineralogy et al dated 1805. p.625, [ii ] to include Appendix and Index. 5 Very good Folding plates to rear. Condition as per Volume 1, bar a few brown spots to lattermost pages. Excellent. [ Loaction: BR1 / GC ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$809.40

John Bull. "For God, the King, and the people". Volume XV Jan 11th 1835  [ Broken Run Beyween No: 763  - 836 ] [ See Below ]
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John Bull. "For God, the King, and the people". Volume XV Jan 11th 1835 [ Broken Run Beyween No: 763 - 836 ] [ See Below ]

By Shackell, Edward [publisher, London]

London: Printed by Edward Shackell, 1835. The original John Bull was a Sunday newspaper established in the City, London EC4, by Theodore Hook in 1820. Broken Run between Vol XV Jan 11th - Sunday December 4th 1836, p. 443 - 490, December 25th 1836. As follows:- This Copy commences from Jan 11th p.9- 16; the next part of this collection runs from Vol XV - No: 764, Sunday August 2nd, 1835 - p.241 -248; Volume XV - No 766/785, Sunday, August 16th, 1835 - p.257 - 416 ; Volume XVI - No: 787/788, Sunday January 10, 1836 p.9 - 24 ; Volume XVI - No 790/791 - January 31st 1836 - February 7th 1836, p.33 - 48; Volume XVI No: 816/817 Sunday July 31st, 1836 p. 241 - 256 to Sunday August 7th 1836; Volume XVI - No: 819/824 Sunday 21st August - September 25th 1836, p265 - 320; Volume XVI No: 826/832 October 9th, 1836; p.333 - 418, November 20th, 1836; Volume XVI: No: 834/ 836, Sunday December 4th 1836, p. 443 - 490, December 25th 1836. The covers, if rubbed are tight and secure. Occasional faults:- p.321/322 [ small loss bottom r corner ]; Small red stamps to bottom right corner of a small number of pages; Small hole pages 265/266, 267/268, 269/270. Piece missing top edge margin/text p.409/410. [ Location: BR2 ]. Hard Cover. Good+. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

$67.45

The Pilgrims Progress from This World to That Which is to Come Delivered Under the  Similitude of a Dream  [ LTD EDITION: 59/150 Only Copies ]
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The Pilgrims Progress from This World to That Which is to Come Delivered Under the Similitude of a Dream [ LTD EDITION: 59/150 Only Copies ]

By Bunyan, John

London: The Religious Tract Society, 1903. LTD EDITION: 59/150 Only Copies: A very nice example. Cream embossed coloured boards, with gilt titles, tad dulled at edges to spine only. Thick cut paper, excellent and clean. Illustrations as called for, with tissue guards. The Original Slip Box with pasted title details to spine, with some rubs to extremities, but remains sturdy and square. p.320, 31 x illustrations to include frontis. Location Br1/1/4]. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good+ Slip BOX. Illus. by With 31 permanent Bromide Photographs By Harold Copping . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$168.63

The Queen, the Lady's Newspaper, and Court Chronicle from January 7 to September 2nd, 1871 [ Volume XLIX ]

By Various

The Strand, London: The Office / Horace Cox, 1871. The weekly magazine was published from 1864 - 1922. This Journal is dominated by Lady's Fashion, alongside Border and Fabric fashions to the home. Sprinkled with general News items, advertising, and portraits of important people [ mainly male ] of the time.The Collation is as follows p.436, Index, Large folding Fabric design plate as a frontis [ 5" tear, edge wear but complete ]; The Journal continues after p.436, with additional Journals with a further p.1-160. The entire Book here has numerous types of illustration, full page, within text, and full colour. The total are as follows 38 b/w full page [ including a two page section of the Bridesmaids for H.R.H Princess Louise ]; Card Plates b/w mainly French Fashion x 4 by A. Goater of Nottingham]; Colour Plates include Fashion and Fabric Lace Borders etc x 8 [ 1 loosely laid in ] There appears that 2 are missing after being removed from the area between pages 100/101 and 150/151. The Binding is secure and tight, if covers rubbed and surface of upper cover with loss to top right. The cover has been purposeful in that the contents are sound, bar the 2 Plates taken out a little crudely.. { images will follow }[ Loaction: BR2 ] . Hard Cover. Very Good ( See Comments). Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

$215.84

The Lord's Supper : Christ and his twelve Desciples
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The Lord's Supper : Christ and his twelve Desciples

By Niessen, Johann Joseph b. 1821.; Sighart, Joachim 1824-1867.

London: F. Bruckmann, 1868. From the original crayon-drawings of Leonardo da Vinci in the possession of Her Royal Highness the Grand Dutchess of Saxe-Weimar, by John Niessen. With explanatory text by J. Sighart. Translation of Das Abendmahl des Herrn. [6] p. : 12 plates. ; 35 cm. In the original burgundy bevelled boards, with elaborate gilt decoration to upper cover. It would appear that the leather covering to the boards was laid down quite tightly and has for that reason been more prone to chipping. There is sporadic chipping to covers as my illustrations will recognise. Internally a very tight copy, as published, the illustrations do have some fox spotting to margin areas, again I will provide a representative image. Nevertheless, this remains an attractive book and one which is proving quite difficult to find. [ Loaction: Landing Case ]. Hard Cover. Good+ { See Below & Images }. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$64.75

The Nine Christmas numbers of All the year Round / CHRISTMAS STORIES From 'All The Year Round', Conducted by Charles Dickens { Cover Title }
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The Nine Christmas numbers of All the year Round / CHRISTMAS STORIES From 'All The Year Round', Conducted by Charles Dickens { Cover Title }

By Dickens, Charles 1812-1870. [ Conducted By

London: 26, Wellington Street, and Messrs. Chapman & Hall, 1868. 1 v. (various pagings) ; 24 cm. The different stories originally appeared in All the year round between 1859 and 1867. Contents The haunted house -- A message from the sea -- Tom Tiddler's ground -- Somebody's luggage -- Mrs. Lirriper's lodgings -- Mrs. Lirriper's legacy -- Doctor Marigold's prescriptions -- Mugby junction -- No thoroughfare. Each story was issue between 1859 and 1867 [ Dec ] and had 48 pages, not all stories written by Dickens. Each part has caption title, separate pagination. Spine and cover title: Christmas stories from "All the year round". Bound in dark green cloth, triple ruled, with "Christmas Stories from "All the Year Round" to centre of upper cover. Gilt titles to spine. Tightly bound copy, some fleck marks to boards [ images to follow ]; light rubs to corner tips. No inscriptions. Pages excellent throughout. A good + copy overall. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good+. 8vo.

$114.67

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