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The museum of natural History [ 2 Volumes ]

By Richardson, John Sir 1787-1865

London: William Mackenzie [ undated c. 1860. ] Vol 1: p. 48, Zoology - Pt I Vertebrate Animals Pt II Birds, 446 Index, 66 Plates includes the skeleton plates{ mostly colour ] Excellent copy in Full Leather Binding, clean, with some extremity rubs, but attractive. Vol II: Pt III -Reptiles, PT IV - Fishes, Pt V: - Insects, PT VI - Crustacea. p.44 Index. Appendix: xxxviii, 14 b/w plates; 67 plates { mostly Colour } Really Nice Two Volume Set.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$270.33

Wigtown and Whithorn Historical and Descriptive Sketches, Stories and Anecdotes

By Fraser, Gordon 1836-1890.

Wigtown: Gordon Fraser,, 1877. Pp.x,392 + 60pp advertisements. Frontispiece and one other full-page illustration. Histroical sketches and anecdotes of life in a corner of Galloway in the 19th century and earlier. This copy is in a variant n the original blue embossed cloth, isomewhat marked, rear hinge a little bit tender but not exposed or gaping in any way. Text block very good. [ Location: BR2/1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.27

The history of the city of Glasgow and suburbs. To which is added, A sketch of a tour to loch Lomond and the falls of the Clyde.

By Denholm, James.

Glasgow: Printed by R. Chapman, For A. MacGoun, Bookseller, 1804. THIRD EDITION: x, 608 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. This copy is very good internally, the block is tight and pages and illustrations clean, minor marking only. The covers are quarter leather, but the large majority of the spine is rubbed or missing [ images ]. The maps and engravings add a fascinating addition to the tour herein, and are in excellent order. [ Location: BR2 / 1 ]. Hard Cover. Good. Illus. by Embellished with Fifteen Elegant Engravings.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$44.14

The history of the life of Nader Shah, king of Persia. : Extracted from an eastern manuscript, which was translated into French by order of His Majesty the King of Denmark. With an introduction containing, I. a description of Asia, according to the ...
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The history of the life of Nader Shah, king of Persia. : Extracted from an eastern manuscript, which was translated into French by order of His Majesty the King of Denmark. With an introduction containing, I. a description of Asia, according to the ...

By Mahdi Khan Astarabadi, active 1733-1759.; Jones, William,.

London: Printed by J. Richardson, for T. Cadell in the Strand., 1773. Title Continuation: /" the oriental Geographers. II. A short history of Persia from the earliest times to the present century : and an appendix, ..." [46], lxxii, 196 p. ; 8vo. Description: Introduction: A description of Asia, according to the Oriental geographers. A short history of Persia from the earliest times to the present century.--The history of the life of Nader Shah.--Appendix: An essay on Asiatick poetry. The history of the Persian language. Pieces relative to the French translation. An excellent clean example, now bound handsomely in a full leather binding, with gilt embellished spine.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$413.77

An account of the transactions of His Majesty\'s mission to the court of Persia in the years 1807-11; To which is appended, a brief history of the Wahauby. [ In 2 Volumes ]
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An account of the transactions of His Majesty's mission to the court of Persia in the years 1807-11; To which is appended, a brief history of the Wahauby. [ In 2 Volumes ]

By Brydges, Harford Jones Sir 1764-1847.

London: James Bohn, 1834. 'The first political and commercial treaty between Great Britain and Persia was concluded in 1801; when the East India Company sent John Malcolm to the Court of Fath Ali Shah. Persia undertook to attack the Afghans if they were to move against India, while the British undertook to come to the defence of Persia if they were attacked by either the Afghans or the French. When the Russians intensified their attacks on the Caucasian Provinces in 1803 annexing large territories, Fath Ali Shah appealed to the British for help, but was refused on the ground that Russia was not included in the Treaty. The Persians thus turned to the French and concluded the Treaty of Finkenstein in 1807. It was against this background that Harford Jones, who was the chief resident at Basra for the East India Company, was sent to Persia by the Foreign Office in 1809... The French who had now entered into a treaty with Russia (the Treaty of Tilsit in 1807) had lost interest in Persia and removed their political and military missions. Thus the British were able to conclude another treaty with Persia (the Treaty of Friendship and Alliance, also called the Treaty of Tehran) which bound Britain to assist Persia in case any European nation invaded her (even if Britain had a treaty with that nation). This treaty was not honoured by the British after the first Persian-Russian War. There were two later revisions to the Treaty: 17 March 1812 and 25 November 1814'' (Ghani). Volume 2 is devoted exclusively to the Wahabis, tracing their history from the mid-eighteenth century to their defeat by Egyptian Ottoman forces at the site of the Wahabi capital, Daryah (Dereyah), in 1818.A nice 2 volume first edition set. Now bound in Half Leather, with leather corner pieces, 5 raised bands and gilt titles. Please not the Collation of this set. Volume 1: lacks the preface consisting of viii pages, and lacks the tile page, thereafter p.472, starting from half title 'The Mission', xxxiv [ ii ], 8 lithograph plates. [ this volume I believe should have 9 plates ] Volume 2: [ ii ], Full title page, p.238, nice folding Map to rear. [ I believe there should be a frontispiece plate to this volume ] All pages present clean, if with some sporadic foxing, mainly to margins. Still a desirable and uncommon title. { representative images to follow }. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$993.05

Ten years digging in Celtic and Saxon grave Hills, in the Counties of Derby, Stafford and York from 1848 to 1858
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Ten years digging in Celtic and Saxon grave Hills, in the Counties of Derby, Stafford and York from 1848 to 1858

By Bateman, Thomas.

Buxton, Derbyshire: Moorland Reprints , 1978. A nice copy of the original book, issued in 1861. A very nice clean book, no inscriptions, frsh and tight, in dust jacket, very light edge rub. p [ xii ], xiv, [ii], 17 - 309, includes Index. [ Location: Landing Case ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.34

The Works of Max Beerbohm
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The Works of Max Beerbohm

By Beerbohm, Max Sir 1872-1956. with a bibliography by John Lane.

London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1896. CONTENTS: [8], 178, [2] pages ; 18 cm. Includes half-title. Printer's name from colophon. Includes seven essays and John Lane's bibliography of Max Beerbohm's works on pp. [161-180].Dandies and dandies -- A good prince -- 1880 -- King George the Fourth -- The pervasion of rouge -- Poor Romeo! -- Diminuendo -- Bibliography (p. 169-[179]). A solid copy, covers secure, rubs to corners and extremities, a little mark to front cover. Text block very good. Author's first book. [ Location: FP2 ]. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good - See below/images. 16mo.

$44.14

The Pilgrim's Progress as originally published - Being a fac-simile reproduction of the first edition.
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The Pilgrim's Progress as originally published - Being a fac-simile reproduction of the first edition.

By Bunyan, John

London: Elliot Stock, 1875. Originally published: London : Pt 1- Printed for Nath. Ponder, 1678. Pt 2 1684. A firm and clean copy, but does have toning to spine, and edges of the grey grained original cloth. All else tightly bound, free of inscriptions. Pagination: Pt 1: p. v, [ii ], 266, [iv]; Pt: 2 a1 -a3, vii, 203. Both Pts with illustrations. . Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$26.48

The Complete Works of John Ruskin in 39 volumes. The Library Edition. Edited by E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn { 37 in Original Dust Jackets }
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The Complete Works of John Ruskin in 39 volumes. The Library Edition. Edited by E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn { 37 in Original Dust Jackets }

By Ruskin, John

London: George Allen and Unwin, 1902. 39 Volumes of the Definitive Edition of John Ruskin's Works. The edition consisted of 2062 sets, of which 2000 were available for sale to subscribers. Published between 1903- 1912. Incredibly, there are 37 books with Dust Jackets. Mostly they are excellent, but some with small repairs, short tears, abrasions, but they remain very presentable. The books too, in the main are near fine. Some pages uncut, which further reflects the excellent condition. To obtain a fuller description, please contact me. I will add representative images soon after listing. The Books: The Library Edition of the Works of John Ruskin, is one of the greatest works in the history of editing. The editor was Sir Edward Tyas Cook, one of this country's great but unsung men of letters, who made his mark in journalism as editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, the Westminster Gazette, and the Daily News. His assistant in the edition was Alexander Wedderburn, a former pupil of Ruskin's at Oxford. Volumes: frontis (some colour) illustrations, plates (some colour, part mounted) portraits, plans, facsimiles (some folded) diagrams; Ruskin's coat of arms in gilt on front cover. Each volume also has a special title page. VI - Early Prose Writings; VII - Poems; VIII - VII - Modern Painters; VIII - The Seven Lamps of Architecture; VIX - XI - The Stones of Venice and Examples of the Architecture of Venice; VXII - Lectures on Architecture and Painting (Edinburgh, 1853) with Other Papers (1844-1854); VXIII - Turner, The Harbours of England and Catalogues and Notes; VXIV - Academy Notes, Notes on Prout and Hunt and Other Art Criticisms (1855-1888); VXV - The Elements of Drawing, The Elements of Perspective and The Laws of Fésole; VXVI - "A Joy For Ever" and The Two Paths with letters on The Oxford Museum and various addresses (1856-1860); VXVII - Unto this Last, Munera Pulverise and Time and Tide with other writings on Political Economy (1860-1873); VXVIII - Sesame and Lilies, The Ethics of Dust and The Crown of Wild Olive with letters on Public Affairs (1859-1866); VXIX - The Cestus of Aglaia and The Queen of the Air with other papers and lectures on Art and Literature (1860-1870); VXX - Lectures on Art and Aratra Pentelici with lectures and notes on Greek Art and Mythology (1870); VXXI - The Ruskin Art Collection at Oxford: Catalogues, Notes and Instructions; VXXII - Lectures on Landscape, Michael Angelo & Tintoret, The Eagle's Nest and Ariadne Florentina with notes for other Oxford lectures; VXXIII - Val D'Arno, The Schools of Florence, Mornings in Florence and The Shepherd's Tower; VXXIV - Giotto and his works in Padua, The Cavalli Monuments Verona, Guide to the Academy Venice and St Mark's Rest; VXXV - Love's Meinie and Proserpina; VXXVI - Deucalion and other studies in Rocks and Stones; VXXVII - XXIX - Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain; VXXX - The Guild and Museum of St. George; VXXXI - Bibliotheca Pastorum: The Economist of Xenophon, Rock Honeycomb, The Elements of Prosody and A Knight's Faith; VXXXII - Studies of Peasant Life: The Story of Ida, Roadside Songs of Tuscany, Christ's Folk in the Apennine and Ulric the Farm Servant; VXXXIII - The Bible of Amiens, Valle Crucis, The Art of England and The Pleasures of England; VXXXIV - The Storm-cloud of the Nineteenth Century: On the Old Road, Arrows of the Chace and Ruskiniana; VXXXV - Praeterita and Dilecta; VXXXVI - XXXVII - The Letters of John Ruskin (1827-1889); VXXXVIII - Bibliography, Catalogue of Ruskin's Drawings and Addenda et Corrigenda; VXXXIX - General Index. [ Location: Lothlorien]. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good /Very Good [ See Below ]. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$5516.93

The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus : now first completely Englished into verse and prose, the metrical part by Sir Richard F. Burton, and the prose portion, introduction and notes explanatory and illustrative by Leonard C. Smithers. [ Limited Edition
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The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus : now first completely Englished into verse and prose, the metrical part by Sir Richard F. Burton, and the prose portion, introduction and notes explanatory and illustrative by Leonard C. Smithers. [ Limited Edition

By Catullus, Gaius Valerius.; Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890. ; Smithers, Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) 1861-1907. Isabel Lady Burton.

London: R.F. Burton and L.C. Smithers, 1894. Limited Edition No: 179/1000 copies. Issued in small-paper ed. (1,000 copies) and large-paper ed. (50 copies, including 4 copies on Japanese vellum). "Printed for the translators, in one volume, for private subscribers only." [With a prefatory letter by Isabel Lady Burton.] "The Latin text of Catullus ... is that of Mueller (A.D. 1885) ..."--P. [xv]. xxiii, 313 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 26 cm. Each poem, in Latin, followed by English translation. A nice copy, tightly bound within the Half Vellum and boards, as called for in original binding. Pages excellent. Square copy, a few surface marks, small bump to spine head. [ Location: LOTHLORIEN ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$248.26

The finish to the adventures of Tom, Jerry, and Logic, in their pursuits through life in and out of London. With numerous illustrations by Robert Cruikshank.
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The finish to the adventures of Tom, Jerry, and Logic, in their pursuits through life in and out of London. With numerous illustrations by Robert Cruikshank.

By Egan, Pierce 1772-1849

London: Reeves & Turner, 1889. This is a superbly preserved copy. Fresh and clean, within a sumptuous Morocco leather by the renowned binder Paul Delrue. Retaining the original red cloth boards. Just with minor fox spots to a few edges. The illustrations are impressive and bright. Excellent. If you want a book to stand out on your shelves then you may wish to consider this one. xvi,321p. : 36 col ill. ; 26cm. [ Location: Lothlorien / br2/ Br1 ]. Hard Cover. Fine. Illus. by Cruikshank, (Isaac) Robert 1789-1856 caricaturist and portrait painter [illustrator] . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$193.09

The History of the Inquisition, as it subsists in the kingdoms of Spain, Portugal, &c. and in both the Indies, to this day.
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The History of the Inquisition, as it subsists in the kingdoms of Spain, Portugal, &c. and in both the Indies, to this day.

By Baker, J. Rev., M.A.

London: printed and sold by Joseph Marshall; and George Davies and Robert Spencer, 1734. Compiled and translated by the Reverend J. Baker, M.A. Illustrated with copper plates. The following detail is taken from the title page "Comprehending as well an entertaining Series of its Transactions, as an exact Account of its Constitution, Power, &c. under the following Heads: I. Its Rise, Progress, and Establishment. II. The extraordinary Methods taken to support it. III. The almost boundless Jurisdiction of this Court; its Officers, Laws, Customs, &c. IV. The Nature of its Proceedings against Hereticks. V. The Judgments, Penances, Executions, &c. Interspersed with various, extraordinary, and particular relations concerning the treatment of persons prosecuted in that court; as of Isaac Martin, an Englishman, who lay long in Prison at Granada, in the Reign of the late King George; and whose Account has the Sanction of a Certificate signed by both Archbishops, and by thirteen Bishops, at the Instance of Mr. Secretary Craggs: With many other genuine Cases, extracted from credible Authors, and from Original Papers. To which is added, an appendix of necessary records, and various Original Letters on the Conduct of the Inquisition, hitherto never printed. Compiled and translated by the Reverend J. Baker, M. A. Illustrated with Copper Plates". An extremely pleasant, clean, and nicely bound copy. Now in tasteful quarter leather and marble boards. These are fine. The contents a super given the age of this copy. Only one page [ 370 ] has a small area of stain, and this does not obscure the text, one short professionally repaired edge tear to one plate. . p.viii, 6 plates [ frontis ], 532. [ Location: Lothlorien ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$435.84

The English schoole-maister.
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The English schoole-maister.

By Coote, Edmund

Menston, England : The Scolar Press Ltd, 1968. A scolar Press Facsimile reprint of original ed., London : Jackson, 1596. 94, 6 p. ; 23 cm. COOTE, EDMUND (fl. 1597), grammarian, matriculated as a pensioner of Peterhouse, Cambridge, in May 1566, and graduated B.A. in 1579-80, M.A. in 1583. He was elected head-master of the grammar school of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, on 5 June 1596, in succession to John Wright, M.A., and he resigned that office and was succeeded by Nicholas Martyn, M.A., on 18 May 1597. His fame is in the publication of his seemingly everlasting work. A fine copy. [ Location: Dark Oak BR1 ]. Hard Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$27.58

John Cary Engraver, Map, Chart And Print Seller And Globe Maker 1754-1835
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John Cary Engraver, Map, Chart And Print Seller And Globe Maker 1754-1835

By Fordham, Herbert George Sir 1854-1929.

United States: Martino Publishing, 2001. A bibliography of the works of John Cary, Engraver, Map, Chart and Print Seller and Globe Maker,etc. A facsimilie of the Cambridge University issue of 1925. xxxiv, 139 p. : ill. A nice, tight and clean copy. [ Location: Landing Case ]. Hard Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$27.58

Athenae Oxonienses : an exact history of all the writers and bishops who have had their education in the University of Oxford: to which are added the Fasti, or annals of the said university. { Volumes 1-4  Complete Set }
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Athenae Oxonienses : an exact history of all the writers and bishops who have had their education in the University of Oxford: to which are added the Fasti, or annals of the said university. { Volumes 1-4 Complete Set }

By Wood, Anthony A. ; Philip Bliss [ Continuation By

Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1969. SERIES: Anglistica & Americana, 22. "Reproduced from a copy in the possession of the library of the University of Marburg." A fine Set, firm, square and clean. p.clxxvii, 787, [ i ]; p.911 & Fasti Oxonienses 519; p.1290, Index; p.vi, [ii], 1082, index, Errata [ii], & Fasti Oxonienses p.502, Index. [ Location: BR2]. Hard Cover. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$99.30

The letters and the life of Francis Bacon : including all his occasional works ...  [ Volume V Only ]
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The letters and the life of Francis Bacon : including all his occasional works ... [ Volume V Only ]

By Bacon, Francis 1561-1626.; Spedding, James.

London: Longmans, Green Reader and Dyer , 1869. Newly collected and set forth in chronological order with a commentary biographical and historical by James Spedding. Vol.5. Spine title: Lord Bacon's letters and life. A very decent example in the original brown embossed decorated covers. Gilt to spine. xvi, 422, [ii], [ii], [iii]. Includes bibliographical footnotes and index.[ Location: Fp1]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$22.07

A general description of the shire of Renfrew, including an account of the noble and ancient families - to which is added, a genealogical history of the royal house of Stewart, and of the several noble and illustrious families of that name, from the Yea
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A general description of the shire of Renfrew, including an account of the noble and ancient families - to which is added, a genealogical history of the royal house of Stewart, and of the several noble and illustrious families of that name, from the Yea

By Crawfurd, George 1681-1748.; Robertson, George 1750?-1832.

Paisley, Scotland: Printed by J. Neilson, sold by H. Crichton; et al., 1818. An excellent copy, now preserved in tasteful dark brown half leather and Boards.Includes reprint of original t.-p.: A genealogical history of the royal and illustrious family of the Stewarts ... Edinburgh, 1710. Published in 1710, by George Crawfurd, and continued to the present period, by George Robertson. 16, [9]-522 p., 1 l : front., 3 pl., 2 fold. maps, fold. facsims ; 29 cm. Excellent. . Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$193.09

A Voyage round the World
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A Voyage round the World

By Shelvocke, George.

London: Cassell, 1928. Series -The Seafarers' Library. Title first published in 1726, reprinted in the Seafarers' Library - taken from verso to title page. This copy is very in original brown decorated covers, some early page foxing, but a clean tight book, in a well presrved dust Jacket, making it a real bonus point - this icomplete, clean, with minor rubs to spine head. xxii, 262 p., 1 l : front., plates, map, facsims ; 23 cm.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.86

Domestic Annals of Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolution [ 3 Volume Set ]
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Domestic Annals of Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolution [ 3 Volume Set ]

By Chambers, Robert 1802-1871.

Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1858. 3 Matching Volumes: published 1858, 1858 & 1861 - V 1-3. All within matching the original matching cloth, with gilt floral design to the upper covers. Books are secure and clean. With spine fade to eac, one volume with some rubbing of cloth to the spine head. Celtic style Bookplate/ Drummond to pastedown for each Volume. p.xi, 549, ill; p. 523, ill, index; p. 637, ill, index. [ Loaction: BR1/1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good+. 8vo.

$55.17

Wigtown and Whithorn Historical and Descriptive Sketches, Stories and Anecdotes
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Wigtown and Whithorn Historical and Descriptive Sketches, Stories and Anecdotes

By Fraser, Gordon 1836-1890.

Wigtown: Gordon Fraser,, 1877. Pp.x,392 + 60pp advertisements. Frontispiece and one other full-page illustration. Histroical sketches and anecdotes of life in a corner of Galloway in the 19th century and earlier. This copy is in a variant blue embossed decorated cloth, recased professionally, and with a new titled spine. Presenting well and is now totally secure and is complete. [ Location: BR1/1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good ( See Comments). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$27.58

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