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AN ENTIRE BODY OF PHILOSOPHY. According to the principles of the famous Renate Des Cartes. In Three Books: I. The Institution ... II. The History of Nature ... III. A Dissertation of the Want of Sense and Knowledge in Brute Animals ... Written Originally in Latin by the Learned Anthony Le Grand, Now carefully translated from the last Corrections, Alterations, and large Additions of the Author, never yet Published. The whole work illustrated with almost an hundred Sculptures ..... By Richard Blome
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AN ENTIRE BODY OF PHILOSOPHY. According to the principles of the famous Renate Des Cartes. In Three Books: I. The Institution ... II. The History of Nature ... III. A Dissertation of the Want of Sense and Knowledge in Brute Animals ... Written Originally in Latin by the Learned Anthony Le Grand, Now carefully translated from the last Corrections, Alterations, and large Additions of the Author, never yet Published. The whole work illustrated with almost an hundred Sculptures ..... By Richard Blome

By LE GRAND. ANTHONY. (Blome. Richard. - Translates)

Printed by Samuel Roycroft, and sold by the undertaker Richard Blome, dwelling in New Weld-street, at the Green Pales, near Clare-Market: and at these booksellers following; Mr. Horn and Mr. Southby by the Royal Exchange; Mr. Chiswell, Mr. Clavell, and Mr. Brome, in S. Pauls church-yard; Mr. Tonson, in Fleet Street; Mr. Saunders... etc. London 1694. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Folio. (13.6 x 9.3 inches). Illustrated with 100 leaves of fine engraved plates by Johannes Kip and Michael van der Gucht after G. Freman, &c. The plate count varies in copies listed on the ESTC and some copies are reported with 101 plates. There is no list of illustrations but the text pages have been collated and are complete. Earliest state of the title page with ten London booksellers listed. Two leaves with small area of loss to corners, one with the word Chapter clipped at the top and the other with a small amount of loss to the bottom outer corner and not affecting the text. A handful of pages with some minor foxing but overall a very good bright and crisp copy throughout, and the plates are good strong impressions. Finely bound in late twentieth century period style full brown panelled calf. Spine with raised bands. The compartments ruled in gilt and decorated in blind. Red title label gilt. Plain magnolia coloured endpapers. All edges speckled. Armorial bookplate (presumably salvaged from the earlier binding by the binder) of Mountague Garrard Drake, of Shardelois, Bucks, mounted on the verso of the engraved frontispiece. Drake (1692â1728) was a British Tory politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1713 and 1728. --- An attractive copy of this important work. -- Wing L950.

$3821.00

THE ART OF ILLUMINATING. As Practised in Europe From the Earliest Times. Illustrated by Borders, Initial Letters and Alphabets, Selected and Chromolithographed by W. R. Tymms. With an Essay and Instructions by M. D. Wyatt Archt
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THE ART OF ILLUMINATING. As Practised in Europe From the Earliest Times. Illustrated by Borders, Initial Letters and Alphabets, Selected and Chromolithographed by W. R. Tymms. With an Essay and Instructions by M. D. Wyatt Archt

By W. R. TYMMS. and WYATT. M. D(igby). -- Fine binding by The Ashley Bindery

Day and Son. Lithographers to the Queen. London. Published April 2nd 1860. 1860. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (11.6 x 8.1 inches). Illustrated with a total of 102 fine full page Chromolithograhic plates; Half title, title page, 99 numbered plates - each with a tissue paper guard, and the colophon leaf. 104 pp of text, printed in black within decorative red borders. A fine copy in a beautiful designer binding by The Ashley Bindery, of Somerset. Stamped to the rear inner board- 19 AB 81. Full black morocco with multi colour design of two boxed lines in brown morocco across both boards and the spine, with tan, green and red design within each box. The spine is also lettered in gilt. Wood effect endpapers. All edges gilt. Housed in a felt lines chemise with the same wood effect paper on the boards and a black morocco spine, lettered in gilt and with one of the red designs onlaid between the title and authors. This then fits into a felt lined slip case covered with the wood effect paper. A fine and beautiful binding. --- A previous owner has written neatly in pencil on the front blank free endpaper that they bought this from Mr Ashley of the Ashley Bindery in 1981 for £100, also stating that Mrs Ashley designed the binding. I assume that they mean Mr and Mrs Lewis who owned the bindery.

$2346.23

RUDYARD KIPLING\'S VERSE. Definitive Edition
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RUDYARD KIPLING'S VERSE. Definitive Edition

By KIPLING. RUDYARD

Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc. New York. 1940. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo. (9 x 6.2 inches). Portrait frontis. Neat four line inscription from a previous owner on the front blank free endpaper, otherwise clean and bright throughout. Finely bound in early half burgundy Morocco leather. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled, lettered and fully decorated in gilt. Red cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. The binding is unsigned but is certainly the work of a master Bookbinder. --- Richards' bibliography of Kipling notes that while this book is the first American printing of several works, including The King and the sea, and styles itself as the 'Definitive edition', it omits some poems that were previously included in the Sussex and Burwash editions of the Works of Kipling. Richards. A451.

$469.25

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. And what Alice found there.
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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. And what Alice found there.

By CARROLL. LEWIS

Macmillan and Co. Limited. London. 1929. MINIATURE EDITION. 8vo. (6.3 x 4.1 inches). Illustrated with fifty line illustrations by John Tenniel. Previous owners neat 3 line inscription and date (Xmas 1930) on the front blank free endpaper. A Very good clean copy in an early leather craft binding of full mid brown calf. Spine with blind ruled lines. Double blind ruled borders on the front board and a raised design of the White King in Alice's hand, against a dappled background to the top half of the board. Some rubbing to the corners and a crack to the bottom front hinge, holding firm, but overall a very good attractive copy.

$248.03

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY. With a preface by the Authors and an appendix containing the true story of Peter Heywood. Illustrated by Fletcher Martin
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MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY. With a preface by the Authors and an appendix containing the true story of Peter Heywood. Illustrated by Fletcher Martin

By NORDHOFF. CHARLES. ; HALL. JAMES NORMAN

The Limited editions club. New York. 1947. LIMITED EDITION. One of 1500 copies, signed by the Illustrator. Large 8vo. (9.3 x 6.3 inches). Illustrated with 16 full page colour plates and several other line drawings throughout the text. A bright and clean copy in a beautiful fine leather binding by Bayntun of Bath, for Samuel E. Zeitlin of Chicago. Full mid blue morocco, spine with five raised bands each with gilt piping. The compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single ruled gilt borders on boards. Two gilt ruled lines, with decorative corner pieces, to the inner boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Aside from just a hint of fading to the spine, this is a lovely, highly decorative binding on this classic book.

$871.46

THE SAFETY-VALVE OF LIFE. How to prevent disease and promote health. Vaccination and its results. Why have fevers and smallpox? The soul and brain - startling ideas. Brain fever and the ice-pad treatment. Cholera and hydrophobia. Facts from personal experience, showing how life and health was restored, etc., etc. By William Thomas, Liverpool
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THE SAFETY-VALVE OF LIFE. How to prevent disease and promote health. Vaccination and its results. Why have fevers and smallpox? The soul and brain - startling ideas. Brain fever and the ice-pad treatment. Cholera and hydrophobia. Facts from personal experience, showing how life and health was restored, etc., etc. By William Thomas, Liverpool

By THOMAS. WILLIAM

E. W. Allen. London. 1885. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.1 inches). xx,120pp. Some foxing to the blank endpapers but the text pages are generally clean throughout. In a very fine full red morocco leather binding, by Gowans and Gray. Spine with five raised bands, ruled in gilt. The compartments double ruled and fully decorated in gilt. Both boards with elaborate gilt decorative borders. Each corner also decorated with burgundy and tan leather onlays. Board edges piped in gilt. Highly decorative gilt border panels to the inner boards, surrounding moire silk endpapers. All edges gilt. Binding just a little rubbed but overall a better than very good copy of this scarce work, arguing against the use of vaccines to prevent disease. Copac shows only three copies listed, at Oxford, Cambridge and the British Library. --- Bodily Matters: The Anti-Vaccination Movement in England, 1853â1907. By Nadja Durbach; Page 254.

$904.97

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.

By LEE. HARPER

J. B. Lippincott Company. Philadelphia. 1960. First edition, first printing. 8vo. ( 8.1 x 5.6 inches). Fine, clean and bright throughout. Finely rebound for Asprey in full mid brown Morroco leather. Spine with five raised bands, each decorated with gilt piping. Compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on both boards. Inner board turn ins with two gilt ruled lines. Red and gold block patterned endpapers. All edges gilt. The original green cloth spine has been laid on to a blank sheet and bound it at the rear. A fine and very attractive copy. --- The binding is probably by Sangorski & Sutcliffe or Zaehnsdorf, who have bound many books for Asprey.

$4357.28

A SPEECH BY THE PRIME MINISTER...IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, AUGUST 20th 1940.
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A SPEECH BY THE PRIME MINISTER...IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, AUGUST 20th 1940.

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Baynard Press. London. 1940. FIRST EDITION. Printed stapled wraps. 16pp. A very good copy, with a neat ink stamp; Council of the County of Aberdeen, Education Committee - to the top of the front cover and a few small light marks to the wraps, otherwise this is a nice clean copy throughout. Corners a little bumped and small splits to the very top and bottom of the hinge. There is a small typed slip loosely inserted, stating; One copy for each school by the courtesy of the Scottish Education Department. Overall a very good copy of this fragile pamphlet. Housed in a felt lined clamshell box with black morocco spine, raised bands, decorated with Rampant Lion device in compartments, ruled and lettered in gilt. Black cloth on boards. ----- Printing and the mind of man. No.424 -----The Lion`s Voice. "If the Gettysburg Address is one of the most moving statements of democracy confronted by tragedy, Churchill`s historic exhortations are its equal in their ringing assertion of democracy confronting the seemingly irresistible forces of tyranny". First edition of Churchill`s famous rousing speech, commenting on the first months of the war and giving thanks to British Airmen. "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few".

$1005.53

SLIGHTLY FOXED - BUT STILL DESIRABLE. Ronald Searle\'s wicked world of book collecting
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SLIGHTLY FOXED - BUT STILL DESIRABLE. Ronald Searle's wicked world of book collecting

By SEARLE. RONALD

Souvenir Press. London. 1989. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. 4to. (12.1 x 8.8 inches). One of an unspecified number of copies bound in the publisher's scarce variant delux bright red leather binding and signed by Searle in black ink on the verso of the title page. Fully illustrated throughout with sixty full page colour plates by Searle, each with a humorous book related title on the opposite leaf. Single page introduction by Searle at the front and 4pp humorous glossary of book collecting terms at the end of the book. Fine copy in the scarce publishers original red Morocco leather binding with gilt lettering to the spine. The signed limited edition of 150 copies, and a few extra volumes, were issued in dark blue morocco and only a very small number were bound in this variant red leather. Mustard yellow endpapers. Top edge red. A beautiful, fine copy of this very amusing book. ---- "A splendid book; for the wicked mind of Ronald Searle, for the freshness of the cartoons, for the pithiness of the glossary but most of all for reminding both booksellers and book collectors that the business can be fun!". - The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association Newsletter.

$569.80

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. Copyright edition.
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THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. Copyright edition.

By WILDE. OSCAR

Charles Carrington. Paris. 1910 . Reprint of the 1909 Copyright edition. 8vo. (7.2 x 5 inches). Attractively bound in early red cloth covered boards with white vellum spine. The spine is decorated with a floral arts and crafts design and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. The vellum is a bit rubbed and the boards with a few light marks but overall a very good copy. The book contains a brief bibliography of the authorised and pirated editions of Dorian Gray, and one page of publishers adverts at the end of the text. - Mason. 338, notes that the three preliminary leaves and the two leaves of bibliographical notes, etc., at the end have been reset, the rest of the book being printed in England from the plates of the 1909 edition, on laid paper.

$301.66

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE.
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A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE.

By WILDE. OSCAR

John Lane at the sign of the Bodley Head in Vigo Street. London. 1894. FIRST EDITION, First Impression; one of just 500 copies. Square 8vo. (8.4 X 6.3 inches). Pages a bit toned but overall a very good copy bound in recent full tan morocco leather binding. Spine with raised bands, two red morocco labels, gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt. Adverts dated March 1894 at the end. Original publishers decorative pale purple cloth boards and spine, designed by Charles Shannon, bound in at the rear.

$1675.88

THE HOLY BIBLE. -- NEW TESTAMENT. -- PSALMS OF DAVID.
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THE HOLY BIBLE. -- NEW TESTAMENT. -- PSALMS OF DAVID.

By FINE BINDINGS. BIBLE

Clarendon Press, Oxford and C. Corra.l London. 1818 - 23 - 24. Three volumes. (5.7 x 3.4 inches. - 4.9 x 3.1 inches. - 4.4 x 2.6 inches). Larger book: Holy Bible, Translated from the original tongues, Oxford, Clarendon press by Samuel Collingwood and co. 1823. -- Middle size book: New Testament, Translated from the original Greek, Oxford, Clarendon press by Samuel Collingwood and co. 1824. -- Smaller book: Psalms of David imitated in the language of the new testament by I. Watts DD, London C. Corrall 1818. Attractive contemporary full red straight grained morocco bindings. Each volume with a gilt stamped view of St. Paul's Cathedral to both thr front and rear boards, all within decorative gilt and blind tooled borders. Spines fully gilt. All edges gilt. A one inch split to the bottom lower hinge of the Bible and some minor rubbing to the edges but overall they are in very good condition. The bindings are not signed. A very attractive little set.

$871.46

THE WORKS OF JOHN LOCKE Esq. With Alphabetical tables. The Fourth edition
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THE WORKS OF JOHN LOCKE Esq. With Alphabetical tables. The Fourth edition

By LOCKE. JOHN

For Edmund Parker, Edward Symon, Charles Hitch and John Pemberton. London. 1740. Three volumes. Folio. (14 x 9 inches). Fourth edition. Portrait frontis by Geoffrey Kneller. Lacking the engraved memorial plate. Small worm damage to the outer margin, well away from any printed areas of the first 130 pages of volume two and first 100 pages of volume 3, previous owners neat name to the top margin of all three title pages otherwise a generally very good wide-margined set bound in contemporary full brown mottled calf boards but with new brown calf spines to match. The spines with six raised bands. Red title labels, compartments double ruled and lettered in gilt. Some rubbing to the board edges and corners but overall this is an attractive set of this classic work.

$1608.84

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.           With a preface by George Saintsbury
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. With a preface by George Saintsbury

By AUSTEN. JANE. ; Thomson. Hugh. Illustrates

George Allen. London 1894. FIRST HUGH THOMSON EDITION. The larger, untrimmed issue. 8vo. (7.9 x 5.4 inches). Fully illustrated throughout with 101 fine engravings by Thomson. A bright, clean copy finely bound in recent full dark green morocco, spine with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, lettered and decorated with gilt. Twin red labels, gilt. Single ruled gilt border on boards. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. ------ One of an unspecified number of copies which were issued by the publishers with untrimmed fore and lower page edges, presumably for rebinding as they were issued in a plain green binding with a printed paper label. A near fine copy of the scarce first Thomson edition in an attractive full leather binding. Hugh Thomson illustrated this work for George Allen publishers before going on to illustrate the other Austen books for Macmillan & Co. This is the scarcest of all the Thomson/Austen titles in first edition.

$1340.70

CIDER WITH ROSIE.
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CIDER WITH ROSIE.

By LEE. LAURIE. ; Ward. John. Illustrates

The Hogarth Press. London. 1959. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Frontispiece and line drawings throughout by John Ward. A fine copy in recent binding of full green morocco. Spine with raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A lovely, fine copy of this classic account of country life in the Cotswolds between the wars.

$502.76

THE KINGS MESSENGERS. An Allegory of New Year\'s Eve. Written out by John Franklin Shipley in the year of our LORD. 1905
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THE KINGS MESSENGERS. An Allegory of New Year's Eve. Written out by John Franklin Shipley in the year of our LORD. 1905

By SHIPLEY. MARY ELISABETH. (Calligraphic Manuscript)

No publisher. 1905. Unique calligraphic manuscript, apparently unpublished. (9.6 x 6.3 inches). Hand written manuscript in black ink with red initial letters and gold and blue decorations throughout. Title and first word on the first text page are also written in gold. Twenty fine hand made paper leaves (made by O. W. Paper & Arts Co. Ltd, and with their watermark) with untrimmed edges, sixteen with written text, bound in full white vellum binding with three red ties through both boards. Neat inscription (C. M. S from J. F. S, Christmas. AD 1907) on front blank leaf. A beautiful item. ----- Mary Elizabeth Shipley was a prolific author in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, of mainly religious novels including:- Little Helpers 1876, Legend of St. Christopher 1877, Bernard Hamilton: Curate of Stowe 1880, Palm Branches 1890, A Desolate Shore 1884, Cousin Deborah's Whim. 3 vols. 1878, An English Church History For Children 1905. among many others.

$1139.60

THE POETICAL WORKS. The Aldine edition of the British poets. In Three volumes
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THE POETICAL WORKS. The Aldine edition of the British poets. In Three volumes

By MILTON. JOHN

William Pickering. London. 1839. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. (6.5 x 4.2 inches). Portrait frontis in volume one. Printed by Charles Whittingham, London. Attractively bound in contemporary half black calf with gilt ruling, decoration and lettering to spines. Dark green title labels, gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Some foxing to blank endpapers but text is clean and fresh. Some rubbing to extremities and minor chipping to top of the spines on volumes one and two but overall a very good set.

$301.66

THE PILGRIM\'S PROGRESS. From this world to that which is to come delivered under the similitude of a dream. -- Eight Illustrations by Victor W. Burnand
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THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS. From this world to that which is to come delivered under the similitude of a dream. -- Eight Illustrations by Victor W. Burnand

By BUNYAN. JOHN

The Astolat Press. - A. C. Curtis. Guildford. 1902. LIMITED EDITION. One of 30 copies printed on Japanese Vellum, this number 16. 8vo. (8.9 x 5.9 inches). Illustrated with eight full page engravings by Burnand, all but two still with their plain tissue guard present. A very good copy in an attractive early leather binding by Riviere & Son. Full dark green morocco. Spine with five raised bands, decorated with single gilt dots. Four compartments decorated with floral design incorporating burgundy leather flower onlays to each compartment. Two compartments lettered in gilt. Gilt ruled border to both boards with floral designes to each corner, incorporating red leather onlays. Board edges ruled in gilt. Inner boards double ruled and with single line of dots and floral decoration to the cornwers. plaion white endpapers. Previous owner name, dated 1902, written on the front free endpaper. Armorial bookplate of another previous owner on the front paste down. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine is uniformly faded to a very attractive dark brown. Some minor fading to the top and inner edge of both boards. Overall a very pretty copy.

$1340.70

THE HISTORY OF TOM JONES, A FOUNDLING. With a memoir of the author by Thomas Roscoe, Esq. and  illustrations by George Cruikshank
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THE HISTORY OF TOM JONES, A FOUNDLING. With a memoir of the author by Thomas Roscoe, Esq. and illustrations by George Cruikshank

By FIELDING. HENRY

James Cochrane and Co. London. 1831. FIRST CRUIKSHANK EDITION. Two volumes. 8vo. (6.6 x 4.4 inches). Portrait frontis of the auther, after a sketch by Hogarth, and eight full page engravings by Cruikshank. Some very light foxing to a few text pages otherwise clean and bright throughout but the illustrations pages are affected by some foxing, one in particular is quite darkened but the image still visible. Bound in attractive early half black calf bindings. Spines with four raised bands, each decorated with gilt piping. Compartments fully decorated in gilt. Red title labels, gilt. Marbled paper on boards. A little rubbing to the extremities but generally fine and bright bindings.

$268.14

THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. The Astronomer Poet of Persia. Rendered into English Verse. (Translated by Edward Fitzgerald)
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THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. The Astronomer Poet of Persia. Rendered into English Verse. (Translated by Edward Fitzgerald)

By OMAR KHAYYAM. ; FINE BINDING

Macmillan and Co. Ltd. London. 1905. Reprint of the 1899 Golden Treasury edition. Small 8vo. (6.1 x 4.1 inches). Finely bound, by Ramage of London, in beautiful early full brick red morocco, extra gilt. The spine with raised bands, ruled in gilt. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt, including floral centre pieces with red and green dyed decoration. Elaborate floral centre design to boards with gilt tooling over green and beige leather onlays. Floral corner pieces using the same technique. Inner Dentelles fully decorated with beige onlay flowers and gilt, surrounding fawn Moire silk centre pieces. Silk endpapers. All edges gilt. Spine very slightly faded. A couple of small marks to the silk endpapers but otherwise the pages are clen and bright throughout. A beautiful copy.

$1340.70

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