Sign In | Register


RECENT ARRIVALS


Next >
History of the Wars Resulting from the French Revolution: With a Relation of the Circumstances Which Led to That Important Event. Containing Every Material Occurrence, from the Assembling of the Notables in 1787, to the Present Period; VOLUME 1 ONLY
seller photo

History of the Wars Resulting from the French Revolution: With a Relation of the Circumstances Which Led to That Important Event. Containing Every Material Occurrence, from the Assembling of the Notables in 1787, to the Present Period; VOLUME 1 ONLY

By Seymour, Edward { Compiled from Official Documents By }

London: R. Edwards, 1815. Title continuation: Including the Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, from the Commencement of his Military career, to his final departure for St. Helena; also Authentic Biographical sketches of the Most eminent public characters of Europe; to which is added an Appendix. This copy is in very decent condition, having been professionally restored and with half leather Boards, with original spine titles laid down, and with new tasteful and matching pastedowns and endpapers. The collation is as follows: Colour frontis folding Map of Europe; iv, folding colour map of France; 2 further folding colour Maps { Netherlands }; { Italy } portrait engravings of Frederick William the 3rd, King of Prussia, Napoleon Bonaparte & Bernadotte Introduction p. 1 -133 [ i ]; p.135 -462 p.378 with asurface blemish, this has significantly lightened the text in a very small area; else the whole book is in very good order indeed, including Maps. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Location: F7 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$27.52

THE MIRROR: a Weekly Magazine and Review. Literature, The Drama, Science, and Art. Containing Original Novels, Stories and Articles  [ Vol  III, Dec 1873 -May 1874 , Vol IV  June to Sept 1874 {  2 Vols }
seller photo

THE MIRROR: a Weekly Magazine and Review. Literature, The Drama, Science, and Art. Containing Original Novels, Stories and Articles [ Vol III, Dec 1873 -May 1874 , Vol IV June to Sept 1874 { 2 Vols }

By Numerous Contributors

Red Lion House, Red Lion Court, Fleet St, London: James Henderson, 1874. Here we have a rather uncommon Victorian Journal. James Henderson & Sons were a Victorian publishing company. Its founder, James Henderson, was born in Laurencekirk, Scotland, in 1823. He started publishing newspapers, including The Glasgow Evening Mercury and The Glasgow Daily News. He moved to London by 1865, basing himself at Red Lion Square near Fleet Street, where he launched a weekly tabloid magazine, Our Young Folk's Weekly Budget, in 1871. He also launched "The Mirror" around this time. Here we have two volumes. One is better condition, as the covers are tight and in tact. The other [ Vol III ] is heavier and the spine cloth is just attached and needs re casing. The contents by way of he ex blocks are very good. Vol III - Index, Reference to The Raven under the poetry section, The Heart of Africa under the New Book Review by Schweinfurth, Georg August, 1836-1925; Serialised By Secret Ways by Mrs Compon Reade, illusrtated by John Proctor, John Gilbert and much much more. p.572, adv [ ii ]; Vol IV, Ballads and Songs of Scotland, Cyclopaedia of Cosume, Reminiscences of a Soldier e al. p.52. Interesitng and Uncommon.[ BR1]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$41.28

Consuetudines Kanciae, a history of gavelkind and other remarkable customs in the county of Kent.

By Sandys, Charles.

London: John Russell Smith, 1851. Recased in Original Boards - xvi, 352 p., [4] p. of plates : ill., folding plan of Genealogy of the Sons of Woden, . ; 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Now a well preserved copy, being professionally recased using the navy Blind covers, with a matching new gilt spine. Tight and clean. [ Location : Br1 / [ GC ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$24.77

Berthe ou le pet mémorable. Anecdote du IXe siècle par L.D.L.
seller photo

Berthe ou le pet mémorable. Anecdote du IXe siècle par L.D.L.

By Not Stated

Paris: Chez Leopold Collin, 1807. Qtr Bound Leather Marbled Brds - A neat overall copy of an uncommon work, in French text. PP: 145. The boards and leather spine are clean and in good order, with only light rubs, half title has neat stamp ink name to head margin; text block is clean and tight, but heavily foxed.[ Br1 - GC ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 16mo.

$15.14

Sights In the Gold Region and Scenes by The Way
seller photo

Sights In the Gold Region and Scenes by The Way

By Johnson, Theodore Taylor

New York: Baker and Scribner, 1849. An early account of the Gold Rush and Gold fields. In the original lime green blind stamped cloth boards, gilt-lettered spine title; xii, 278 pp.The first edition came without illustrations, these were included in only the later editions. Firm, clean, little marked, some loss of colour, rubs/chips to cloth at spine ends, internally sound, pages excellent, occasional minor fox mark. Very good overall.[ Location: BR1 [ GC ] ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$27.52

The Experiences of the Game Preserver
seller photo

The Experiences of the Game Preserver

By Deadfall of The Field { Pseudonym }

London: Horace Cox, 1868. Qtr Bound Leather Marbled Brdsviii, 155 pages. A nice copy. A nick to the leather at spine head, tightly bound, previous owner bookplate to front pastedown. Pages excellent. Series: Field libr. vol. 6. [ Location : Br1 / [ GC ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$34.40

Ancient Chester: a Series of Illustrations of the Streets of this Old City, Taken Sixty Years Since, Including Views of Edgar's Cave, St. John's Church & Eaton Hall. Drawn and Etched by G. & W. Batenham & J. Musgrove.
seller photo

Ancient Chester: a Series of Illustrations of the Streets of this Old City, Taken Sixty Years Since, Including Views of Edgar's Cave, St. John's Church & Eaton Hall. Drawn and Etched by G. & W. Batenham & J. Musgrove.

By HUGHES, Thomas 1822-1896

London & Manchester: Henry Sotheran & Co, 1880. Limited Edition: With Preface and Descriptions by Thomas Hughes. 300 copies this being one of 100 on India Paper. In Maroon gilt covers, rbbing to extremities, Title from original appears pasted to these covers, brown plain leather spine, rubs. Binding is tight. Internally, yellow endpapers, title in red and black ink within double ruled red ink borders, [3], (iv) only, [1] pl list, [1] blank, 29 pl each with a leaf of descriptive text. A sought after Chester title. Hughes, social reformer and children's writer sought an appointment, which he was given in July 1882, as a county court judge. This brought an end to his involvement in politics, and a move to Chester. He resigned from the Co-operative Union. His work as a judge seems to have been congenial to him although, according to John Telford, 'his rough and ready justice became a byword for constant reversal on appeal' (Telford, 10). During the 1880s he wrote four more biographies, including Daniel Macmillan (1882) and David Livingstone (1889). He built himself a house called Uffington, at Dee Hills Park, Chester, to which he moved in October 1885. See ODNB for a full Bio. [ Location : Br1 ]. Hard Cover. Good+. Illus. by BATENHAM George & William & MUSGROVE John. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

$206.40

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 ]
seller photo

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.

$825.60

Fasti Hellenici: The Civil and Literary Chronology of Greece, from the LVth to the CXXIVth Olympiad
seller photo

Fasti Hellenici: The Civil and Literary Chronology of Greece, from the LVth to the CXXIVth Olympiad

By Clinton, Henry Fynes 1781-1852.

Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1824. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, Henry Fynes Clinton (1781–1852) distinguished himself as a classical scholar following an unsuccessful parliamentary career. He first published Fasti Hellenici in 1824 - we have here that uncommon book. Text in English with small sections in Greek.Language, English, Greek, Ancient (to 1453); Latin [ x ], additions & corrections, xlv, [1], 329, [ 7p index ] Solid copy, full leather, front board a bit strained, but holding. The covers are clean, pages are very good throughout, the block is tight. [ Location : Lothlorien ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$68.80

An Historical Account of the Heroick Life and Magnanimous Actions of the Most Illustrious Protestant Prince, James, Duke of Monmouth: Containing an Account of His Birth, Education, Places and Titles With His Great and Martial Achievments in Flanders.
seller photo

An Historical Account of the Heroick Life and Magnanimous Actions of the Most Illustrious Protestant Prince, James, Duke of Monmouth: Containing an Account of His Birth, Education, Places and Titles With His Great and Martial Achievments in Flanders.

By Unstated

St. Martin's Churchyard, London: Re-printed and Sold By G. Smeeton, 1820. Maroon Cloth Rebind - The original of this work was published 1683. This neat copy, tastefully bound in Burgundy cloth, with paper titling to centre of upper board. This binding is Fine+, the text block is well preserved. pp: 45. Excellent. Uncommon. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Location : E1 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$19.26

A short view of the long life and reign of Henry the Third, King of England. Presented to King James.
seller photo

A short view of the long life and reign of Henry the Third, King of England. Presented to King James.

By Cotton, Robert, Sir, 1571-1631

St. Martin's Churchyard, London: Re-printed and Sold By G. Smeeton, 1820. Maroon Cloth Rebind . The original of this work was published in 1627. This neat copy, tastefully bound in Burgundy cloth, with paper titling to centre of upper board. This binding is Fine+, the text block is well preserved. pp: 21. Excellent. Uncommon. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Location : E1 ]. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo.

$13.42

Transactions of the Society, Instituted at London, for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and, Commerce; with the premiums offered in the year 1802 Volume XX

By Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (Great Britain)

London: W and C. Spilsbury, 1802. This copy has shabby covers but the block is good, pages very clean. p. frontis portrait, plates and folding plates. 483, index - p.72 loosely laid in. [ Location: F7 ]. Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo.

$20.64

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 .
seller photo

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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Display Lothlorien ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$206.40

Summary of the Duties of a Justice of the Peace Out of Sessions. With Some Preliminary Observations.
seller photo

Summary of the Duties of a Justice of the Peace Out of Sessions. With Some Preliminary Observations.

By Pye, Henry James, 1745-1813.

London: Printed for J. Hatchard, 1808. Henry James Pye 20 February 1745 - 11 August 1813) was an English poet. In 1784 he was elected Member of Parliament for Berkshire. He was obliged to sell the paternal estate however, and, retiring from Parliament in 1790, became a police magistrate for Westminster.Thereafter, his most notable work was the title we have here. This is the uncommon First edition of 1808. Now recased, in grey cloth boards, with gilt titles to spine New end papers and pastedowns. xvi, 188, appendix; [14] p. : forms ; index, . 19 cm. General Note: "Laws relative to the metropolis and its vicinity only:" p. [119]-137. Uncommon and fascinating. [ Location : Display Lothlorien ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$55.04

Parting Advice to Youth on Leaving His Sunday-School
seller photo

Parting Advice to Youth on Leaving His Sunday-School

By Unstated

Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union [ undated but would be 1840's by style ] - Solid book - cloth backed marbled boards with title label on spine; hardcover; 108 pages; black and white illustrations; Milan Christian S.S. Library written on front endpapers; with No 906. [ Location: E2 ]. Hard Cover. Good. 16mo.

$13.76

Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards & The Bardic Museum { 2 Vols in One Binding }
seller photo

Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards & The Bardic Museum { 2 Vols in One Binding }

By Jones, Edward, 1752-1824.

London: Printed for the author, and sold at No 122, in Mount Street, near Berkeley Square., 1794. Edition: A new edition, doubly augmented, and improved.[4], 183, viii p., [1] leaf of plates : ill., music ; Subscribers List. Pp. 124-183 comprise engraved musical scores.There are some ink type annotations mainly to margins of the first listed volume { images will show this }; else is extremely good. 2nd listed - second volume was published under title: The bardic museum. " - Publisher Details: London: : Printed by A. Strahan, for the author; and sold at No 3, in Green Street, near Grosvenor Square. Publication Date: 1802. This section is without annotation. xx, 112 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. (1 col.) ; Pp. 61-112 comprise engraved music. "Corrections, and additions": p. xx. Professionally Recased in Half Leather. Presenting and handling well. [ Location : Display Lothlorien ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$206.40

Forty one years in India, from subaltern to Commander-in-Chief. { 2 Volume Set }
seller photo

Forty one years in India, from subaltern to Commander-in-Chief. { 2 Volume Set }

By Roberts, Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Earl, 1832-1914

London: Richard Bentley, 1897. Frederick Roberts (1832-1914) was the son of General Sir Abraham Roberts.After attending Sandhurst, Frederick entered the East India Company’s military academy at Addiscombe in Surrey. As was usual with 19th-century educational institutions, the pupils led a tough existence, which might have helped them to cope with the hard career path they had chosen in India. They also learned Indian languages, essential if they were to command native units successfully. To encourage his son, Abraham offered him a gold watch and £50 if he completed his studies and joined the artillery. Frederick passed out ninth out of a class of 40 and entered the Bengal Artillery in 1851. He served in the Indian rebellion, the Expedition to Abyssinia and the Second Anglo-Afghan War before leading British Forces to success in the Second Boer War. He also became the last Commander-in-Chief of the Forces before the post was abolished in 1904. Further information: by Field-Marshall Lord Roberts of Kandahar. 2 volumes : illustrations, folded map, portraits, plans (part folded) ; 22 cm. Includes index. pp. xx, 508, plus 14 plates and vignette illustration on title-p.; xii, [2], 522, plus 15 plates and vignette illustration on title-page. A very nice, secure Set, having been professionally re cased. neat clean copies, just with light trace to corner of frontis Vol 1. [ Location : Br4 / 1 ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$66.05

Elements of physics, : or Natural philosophy, general and medical, explained independently of technical Mathematics; In Two Volumes : Vol II - Part I : Comprehending the Subjects Heat and Light
seller photo

Elements of physics, : or Natural philosophy, general and medical, explained independently of technical Mathematics; In Two Volumes : Vol II - Part I : Comprehending the Subjects Heat and Light

By Arnott, Neil, 1788-1874.

London: Printed for Thomas and George Underwood, 1827. Two Volumes bound as One. Second Part Published in 1829. Vol I: Contents: Somatology and dynamics. - Mechanics. - Hydrodynamics. p. xxxv, 611, text illustrations; p.viii, 320. Rebound in modern cloth professionally, now representing a very clean tight copy, the text block, out with the early and latter parts is bright, clean and fresh - some pages with a degree of fox spots. I believe the collation of Volume 1 is that of the First Edition, Volume 2 is matching in design and is an early association. [ Br/2 - GC ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

$61.92

The Justice Of The Peace And Parish Officer. { Volume 3 Only }
seller photo

The Justice Of The Peace And Parish Officer. { Volume 3 Only }

By Burn, Richard (1709-1785)

London: Strahan & Woodfall, 1770. Eleventh Edition: Vol 3 only. By Chancellor of the Diocese of Carlisle and the King's Justice of the Peace for Westmorland and Cumberland counties. Explanation of the laws of the time. Early law reference used in the early Republic. BOOK: Re bound in modern boards, with gilt to spine. Pages are browned, with normal ageing. But presenting tightly in it's modern rebind. [ Location: [ BR1 / GC ] ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$20.64

The Book of Table-talk { Volumes I & II }
seller photo

The Book of Table-talk { Volumes I & II }

By MacFarlane, Charles [ed]

London: C. Cox, 1847. TWO VOLUMES BOUND AS ONE. New Edition: In a nice quarter leather binding, tight and clean. p.iv, 242; p.vi, 235. various contributors, Hours of Parliament 1640, Heraldic Anomalies; Pigs, Kings and Monks!, How to Square the Circle, Umbrellasa, The Last queen of Georgia; Divine Right of Kings; History of Stage Costume et al. No dust jacket. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [ Location: E2 ]. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by illustrated with Wood Cuts. 16mo.

$20.64

Next >