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Adventures amidst the equatorial forests and rivers of South America; also in the West Indies and...
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Adventures amidst the equatorial forests and rivers of South America; also in the West Indies and the Wilds of Florida. To which is added “Jamaica Revisited”.

by Stuart, H. Villiers

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First edition. John Murray. London. 1891. Large 8vo. Xxi, (1), 268pp. Folding map frontis., 21 plates, further folding map. Original pictorial cloth, gilt. A little shaky. Bumped with wear to extremities. Occasional light spotting. Light marks to lower board.
Association Copy: with dedication to ffep: "Therese Villiers Stuart With Papa's fond love Oct 31 1892" [Therese Villiers Stuart, later Therese Muir Mackenzie, daughter of the author, author herself of Dromana: The Memoirs Of An Irish Family]Includes Surinam, Cayenne, Demerara, The Orinoco, Trinidad, Martinique, Florida, Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica.
Welch 54. Hilton 9535. Spain & Spanish America 664. Cundall 334.
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All the talents; a satirical poem in four dialogues. To which is added, a Pastoral Epilogue.
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All the talents; a satirical poem in four dialogues. To which is added, a Pastoral Epilogue.

by Polypus [Eaton Stannard Barrett]

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Seventeenth Edition, but the first edition of the completed work. Embellished with a Characteristic Frontispiece. John Joseph Stockdale. London. 1807. Octavo. xxiv, 152pp. Rowlandson engraved frontis. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Toning to title and frontis.
Provenance: Bookplate of B. Haigh Allen to fep. Signature of Bn. Haigh to title. Yorkshire financier, Benjamin Haigh Allen (1792-1829) was a personal friend of William Wilberforce and campaigner for abolition.
Barrett, Eaton Stannard (1786–1820) poet, satirist. 'All the talents' is a political satire of the Whig coalition. Published parts, the later 'editions' were augmented by further dialogues. This is the first edition of the complete work.
"The coalition government formed in February 1806, following Pitt's death. Supposedly embracing 'All the Talents', it was composed of the followers of Lord Grenville and Charles Fox, bolstered by those of Lord Sidmouth (Addington). The resignation of the Talents in March 1807 was precipitated… Read More
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Among Hostile Hordes. A story of the Tai-Ping Rebellion
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Among Hostile Hordes. A story of the Tai-Ping Rebellion

by Marchant, Bessie

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Gall and Inglis. London and Edinburgh. nd. [c.1901]. Octavo. 332pp. Frontispiece, 10 further engraved plates. Original pictorial cloth, gilt and black lettering to spine and upper board. Motif to lower board in black. Ffep removed, light ghosting from inscription to verso of frontispiece. Edges spotted, lightly toned. Light rubbing to extremeties. Inscription "J. F. Bishop, Sizecroft Cottage, Kilpeck, Nr Hereford" to verso frontispiece.
Bessie Marchant (1862 - 1941) Prolific adventure novelist.
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The Bookman Portfolio Christmas 1924. Illustrating The Arabian Nights. Tales from a Thousand and...
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The Bookman Portfolio Christmas 1924. Illustrating The Arabian Nights. Tales from a Thousand and One Nights

by Detmold, E. J.

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The Bookman Portfolio Containing Plates in Colour by E. J. Detmold. Hodder and Stoughton. Christmas 1924. Quarto. 3 inserted loose pages each with one colour plate tipped in. Slightly faded to edges of covers.
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Brazilian Adventure

Brazilian Adventure

by Fleming, Peter

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Limited edition of 150 copies, this being number 82. Queen Anne Press. London. 2010. Octavo. 364pp. Limitation leaf tipped in. Frontis. portrait photo., further photo plates. Original green cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. Endpaper maps.
First published in 1933 this edition includes new photos from Fleming's album of the expedition and his own corrections. "The fate of Colonel Percy Fawcett, distinguished explorer and mystic, who vanished in the Mato Grosso region of Brazil in 1925 while in search of El Dorado, or the City of Z as he called it, has never ceased to intrigue and to inspire…Peter Fleming, my father, was a precocious young man of 24 when he embarked for Brazil…"
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British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867. Sport in Art and Books. The Paul Mellon Collection

British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867. Sport in Art and Books. The Paul Mellon Collection

by Egerton, Judy (ed)

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First edition. Tate Gallery. London. 1978. Quarto. xxiv, 382pp. 43 colour plates. Original red cloth, label to spines, gilt. In original dust wrapper, slightly chipped to edges.
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The British Herbal: an history of plants and trees, natives of Britain, cultivated for use, or...
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The British Herbal: an history of plants and trees, natives of Britain, cultivated for use, or raised for beauty

by Hill, John

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First edition. Printed for T. Osborne and J. Shipton, in Gray's Inn; J. Hodges near London Bridge; J. Newbery, in St. Paul's Churchyard; B. Collins; And S. Crowder and H. Woodgate, in Pater-noster Row. London. 1756. Folio. Engraved frontispiece. Title page in red and black. (2), dedication, 533, (3) index pp. Text in double columns. Decorative engraved tailpieces. 75 engraved plates. Contemporary full calf. Spine in seven compartments with raised bands and red leather label. Relaid to joints and corners. Inner margin repair to title, lower edges of 1-4 chipped, paper fault small hole to 47/8, short closed tear to 113/4 with basic paper repair to verso, minor insect damage to lower margin 169/70, repair to outer margin 429/30. Toning/darkening to feps, frontispiece and title. Corner of front pastedown torn with loss. Creasing to title and frontispiece. Occasional spotting, a handsomely patinaed copy.
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British Sporting and Animal Drawings c.1500-1850. Sport in Art and Books. The Paul Mellon Collection

British Sporting and Animal Drawings c.1500-1850. Sport in Art and Books. The Paul Mellon Collection

by Egerton, Judy & Snelgrove, Dudley (eds)

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First edition. Tate Gallery. London. 1978. Quarto. xv, (2), 126pp. 23 colour plates, numerous b/w plates; xxiv, 382pp. 43 colour plates. Original red cloth, label to spines, gilt. In original dust wrapper, slightly chipped to edges.
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British Military Prints

by Neville, Ralph

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First edition. The Connoisseur Publishing Company. (Printed by the Cranford Press). London. 1909. Quarto. Title page in red and black. xlix, 72pp. xxviii catalogue of adverts at end. 24 full colour plates, numerous further half-tone plates. Original red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Decorative upper board, with vignette, gilt and black. Some foxing and edge spotting throughout to text pages (as is often the case with this title), plates unaffected.
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The Canary Islands
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The Canary Islands

by Du Cane, Florence

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First edition. First issue. Adam and Charles Black. London. 1911. Large octavo. vii, 172pp + publisher's ads. Twenty plates by Ella Du Cane: Tissue guarded colour frontispiece, 19 further tissue guarded plates; folding map. Original cream cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Light spotting and darkening to page edges. Endpapers uniformly toned, light foxing to the half title. Folding map slightly proud. Some light discolouration to the cream boards. A nice copy with no inscriptions or annotation.
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China: A general description of that Empire and its inhabitants; with the history of foreign...
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China: A general description of that Empire and its inhabitants; with the history of foreign intercourse down to the events which produced the dissolution of 1857.

by Davis, Sir John Francis

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A new edition, revised and enlarged. John Murray. London. 1857. 2 volumes. Octavo. xx, 480pp.; vii, (1), 428pp. Text illus. Full contemporary calf, elaborately gilded to spine, in six compartments, leather labels in red and olive with gilt lettering. Double gilt border rules to boards, with floral stops, edge tooling in gilt. Marbled endpapers and marbled edges. Slight darkening to area of upper board of Volume I. Minor shelf wear.
Bookplate stamp A.H.R. to ffep of each volume. Inscribed dedication to ffep of Volume I. "Arthur H. Robinson from his friend James Oswald on his leaving Eton Easter 1862" added note "James Oswald only son of O of Auchincruive Ayrshire d. Dec. 1865"
Sir John Francis Davis (1795–1890) Author, translator, East India Company. British diplomat and sinologist who served as Governor of Hong Kong from 1844 to 1848. Davis was the founder and first President of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong.
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China and gardens of Europe of the Eighteenth Century. With an introduction by Hugh Honour.

China and gardens of Europe of the Eighteenth Century. With an introduction by Hugh Honour.

by Sirén, Osvald (Honour, Hugh intro.)

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Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection for Harvard University. Washington. 1990. 4to. xiv, 223pp. Tinted frontis., 192 plates. Original cloth, fine, in protected slightly chipped d/w. A very good copy."This book, written in 1946-48 and published in 1950, is still the most important, if also controversial, account of its subject, the widest and richest and best illustrated survey of what the French called in the late eighteenth century the jardin anglo-chinois." From the introduction by Hugh Honour.
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Christmas formula and other stories. Being No. 11 of the Furnival Books
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Christmas formula and other stories. Being No. 11 of the Furnival Books

by Benson, Stella

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William Jackson. Joiner and Steele. London. 1932. 8vo. 67pp. Woodcut frontis. Original cloth, gilt lettering to spine and cover. Teg. Signed limited edition 377/550. Joiner and Steele insert tipped in, as called for. Bookplate of Peter M. Jeavons to fep. Foreword by Geoffrey West.

Stella Benson (1892-1933) novelist, poet, and travel writer. She lived in China from 1920, whilst continuing to travel widely. She died in Hongay Indo-China in 1933.
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The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau
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The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau: Now for the first time completely translated into English without expurgation. Two Volumes

by Rousseau, Jean Jacques

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Two volumes. Privately Printed. Oliver and Boyd. Edinburgh. MCMIV. Large octavo. xxx, (1), 281pp. Engraved frontispiece, 6 further engraved plates; xv, (1), 412, (2)pp. Engraved frontispiece, 7 further engraved plates. Original cloth, original labels to spines. Largely unopened, and untrimmed. Labels faded, covers slightly grubby. Chip to corner of one label. A couple of flecks and spots to covers. Slightly rubbed to corners and head and foot of spine. Contents crisp and bright, unread. Signature to ffep of Volume II. Geo. Dyson.The first complete English translation of The Confessions.
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Days with Sir Roger de Coverley. A reprint from “The Spectator” With illustrations by Hugh...

Days with Sir Roger de Coverley. A reprint from “The Spectator” With illustrations by Hugh Thomson

by [Addison, Joseph & Steele, Sir Richard]

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Macmillan and Co. London. 1892. (Third edition) Octavo. 158pp. Tissue guarded engraved frontispiece, further illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Original pictorial cloth, gilt to spine and upper boards. All edges gilt. Green endpapers. Some sporadic foxing, otherwise crisp and bright. Light rubbing to extremities, spotting to lower board.
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Destinations. With illustrations by Paul Nash.
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Destinations. With illustrations by Paul Nash.

by Thomas, R. S

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Celandine Press. Shipston-on-Stour. 1985. No 266 of a limited edition of 300. Crown 8vo. 30, (1)pp. 3 plates by Paul Nash tipped in. Original quarter cloth, marbled boards, gilt lettering to spine bound by Woolnough Fine Bindings. Printed on Hahnemuhle mould-made paper.
Ronald Stuart Thomas (1913-2000) "Destinations is the neglected mainspring of [his] philosophical turning towards affirmation" Christopher Morgan.
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English Lyrics. Chaucer to Poe. 1340-1809
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English Lyrics. Chaucer to Poe. 1340-1809

by Henley, William Ernest (ed.)

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Second edition. Methuen and Co. London. 1905. Octavo. xiv, 412pp. Full grained red leather prize binding by Bumpus of Oxford Street. Spine in six compartments with gilt tooling and lettering. Gilt rules and floral border tooling to upper and lower boards. Gilt edge and inner tooling. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers, with light spotting. Silk bookmark. Bumpus Binder's stamp to fep. Monmouth High School for Girls. Inscription to ffep dated July 1910: awarded to Cicely Egles. Prize for Literature.
Cicely Egles (1892-1974) left in 1910 to train as secretary to Octavia Hill and lived at 190 Marylebone Road with her.
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From Paris to Pekin over Siberian Snows. A narrative of a journey by sledge over the snows of...
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First English edition. W. Swan Sonneschein and Co. London. 1885. Royal Octavo. xix, 428pp. Engraved frontis., Folding map, numerous further engraved plates. Original blue decorative cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. Top edge untrimmed. Partially unopened. Reinforcement to verso map fold. Minor shelf wear. Armorial bookplate of Clarence Adams "Vita sine litteris mors est". A bright copy.
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Happy Christmas to you and have a good time

Happy Christmas to you and have a good time

by Gross, Fritz

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"Happy Christmas to you and have a good time" 11.5 x 16.5 cm (26 x 18 cm mounted). Original etching, signed by the artist. Further signature to inner mount. The etching illustrates two chefs preparing food.Fritz Gross (1895 -1969) Architect and artist, the instigator of open plan design, born in Brelitz, an Austrian Jew who fled to England with his family in 1938 at the invitation of the President of the Royal Institution of British Architects. The Fritz Gross collection is housed in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
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Here's to Mumming! Here's to Christmas, the Season of Mumming
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Here's to Mumming! Here's to Christmas, the Season of Mumming: That both may bring you joy is the wish of John Ormerod Greenwood

by Greenwood, John Ormerod

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Christmas 1930. Favil Press (No. 110). Folded sheet. 24cm x 30cm. Mummer's song. Musical notation, text and coloured woodcut. Handwritten conundrum to verso. Toned, untrimmed. John Ormerod Greenwood (1907-1989) Actor, author, playwright, producer and Quaker historian. Founder member of the Group Theatre of London.
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