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The Cabinet. By a Society of Gentlemen
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The Cabinet. By a Society of Gentlemen

By A Society of Gentlemen

3 volumes bound in 2. Printed and Sold for J March. Norwich & J S Jordan, Fleet Street. London. 1795. 8vo. Title pages bearing the spear and defiant cap of liberty, together with the insignia of Libertas. vi, 310, (2)pp; 318, (2)pp; (bl.), 41-318, (2)pp. Lacking b-f: 1-40 [On Habeas Corpus, which was censored due to the political intervention and government persecution known as the "gagging acts", the Seditious Meetings Act and the Treasonable Practices Act]. Recent quarter calf, marbled boards, spines in six compartments with raised banding and gilt lettering. Bookplates to ffep's. Small ink inscription to titles. Occasional spotting, mottling to title page of Volume II, ink stain to index vol III. Published by Thomas Paine's publisher, J S Jordan. Contributors were identified only by initial or pseudonym to escape prosecution. Rare. ESTC P2535 The Preface reads: "No work in the English language, perhaps, ever appeared to the world under circumstances more inauspicious and depressing than the Cabinet... the giant arm of a ferocious and unrelenting despotism threatened destruction to the defenders of liberty and truth". 1794 The British Treason Trials/French Revolution. The Cabinet was published by J S Jordan, Thomas Paine's publisher, (subsequently tried and imprisoned). It published articles taking an anti government stance. On January 31, Thomas Paine gave the manuscript of The Rights of Man to publisher Joseph Johnson. A visit by government agents dissuaded Johnson, so Paine gave the book to publisher J.S. Jordan, then went to Paris, on William Blake's advice. He charged three good friends, William Godwin, Thomas Brand Hollis, and Thomas Holcroft, with handling publication details. The Rights of Man continues to face challenges today for its "subversive" and "radical" ideas, and remains one of history's most banned political narratives. Penelope Corfield and Walter Graham have identified a number of the contributors: William Taylor (G?) (1765–1836), "often called William Taylor of Norwich, essayist, scholar and polyglot. A political radical, a member of the "Tusculan School" for political discussion, and the Speculative Society, founded by William Enfield for philosophical debate. Taylor became a leader of the Speculative Club." Marsh, Charles (X) (c.1774–1835), barrister and politician. Amelia Opie, née Alderson ("N") (12 November 1769 – 2 December 1853), "Miss Alderson had inherited radical principles and was an ardent admirer of John Horne Tooke. She was close to activists John Philip Kemble, Sarah Siddons, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. Amelia Alderson contributed fifteen poems to the first three issues of The Cabinet. Increasing revolutionary violence and warfare polarized public opinion, however, and a large show trial of leading 'English Jacobins', including the Aldersons' acquaintances Thomas Holcroft and John Horne Tooke, was scheduled for November 1794. A month earlier Amelia Alderson had told Susannah Taylor that she was pessimistic at the outcome, that The Cabinet was considered a 'dangerous' publication." Equiano, Olaudah (OTHELLO) [Gustavus Vassa] (c.1745–1797), "author and slavery abolitionist. Equiano, the African by Vincent Carretta. "Equiano's association with the members of the Tusculan School may have continued beyond his stay in Norwich. The school debates evolved into the Cabinet. The author of the anti-war essay entitled "Mischievous Effects of War" used the pseudonym "Othello", which suggests that the writer was of African descent. Equiano may have been "Othello". Of the twenty known contributors to the Cabinet, all publishing pseudonymously, thirteen subscribed to Equiano's Norwich edition." Mary Wollstonecraft (L.R. ?) Advocate of women's rights. Married to William Godwin. William Youngman (Alcanor) d. 1836. "A wine merchant and member of the Independent Congregation at Norwich." John Pitchford (Y) (1772-1839) "educated at Norwich under Samuel Parr and at St. Omer, he was a chemist and political radical in Norwich." Taylor, John (CLIO + H.D.?) (1750–1826), "Surgeon and hymn-writer, and founder of the literary family of the Taylors of Norwich." P. Meadows Taylor (P.S.R.) William Dalrymple (O.O.O) Norwich surgeon Thomas Starling Norgate (Z) (1772–1859) writer, journalist and newspaper editor Henry Crabb Robinson (H.C.R.) (1775–1867), diarist and journalist. Annabella [Bell] Plumptre (A.C., possibly also A.B.) (1769–1838) Dr Edward Rigby Sir William Jones Orientalist and jurist. Edward Rigby (W) (1747-1821) William Pattison (Rusticus) (1775-1848) Thomas Drummond (G?) Presbyterian minister. William Enfield (Homo) Unitarian minister. The following contributors are as yet unidentified: I.L., Philolethes, A, P.P.A., Civis, D., P.E., C.G., H, Honorius, ONEIR, Gwilym Dyfed, C, O.S., S.S., U.S., Z. References: Corfield, Penelope J. The case of The Cabinet: did Mary Wollstonecraft join the Norwich radicals? The Times Literary Supplement ISSN: 0307-661X 1997 Issue 4903. Corfield, Penelope J & Evans, C. Youth and Revolution in the 1790's. Sutton. 1996. Graham, Walter. The Authorship of the Norwich Cabinet 1794-5. Notes and Queries 162 (1932) pp294-5. Thompson, Edward P. The Making of the English Working Class. Penguin. 1963.

$367.15

Reglement für die Beförderung von Truppen und Armee-Bedürfnissen auf den Staats-Eisenbahnen und den unter Staats-Verwaltung stehenden Privat-Eisenbahnen im gegenseiten Verkehre zwischen den Staatsgebieten des Norddeutschen Bundes, des Königreichs Bayerns, des Königreichs Wirttemberg, des Großherzogthums Baden. [Regulations for the transport of troops and army needs on the state railways and the state-owned private railways in relation to traffic between the territories of the North German Confederation, the Kingdom of Bavaria, the Kingdom of Wurttemberg, the Grand Duchy of Baden]
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Reglement für die Beförderung von Truppen und Armee-Bedürfnissen auf den Staats-Eisenbahnen und den unter Staats-Verwaltung stehenden Privat-Eisenbahnen im gegenseiten Verkehre zwischen den Staatsgebieten des Norddeutschen Bundes, des Königreichs Bayerns, des Königreichs Wirttemberg, des Großherzogthums Baden. [Regulations for the transport of troops and army needs on the state railways and the state-owned private railways in relation to traffic between the territories of the North German Confederation, the Kingdom of Bavaria, the Kingdom of Wurttemberg, the Grand Duchy of Baden]

Gedruckt bei J. Gotteswinter & Mößl [Mossl] in Munchen. 1870. 12mo. 29; 22; 8pp. 3 folding charts. Original blue paper covers. Small area of slight discolouration to upper cover. Lightly toned. Charts unopened. Appears unread. One copy only recorded worldwide: held at The Bavarian State Library, Munchen. Rare. In 1862, the company founder Joseph Gotteswinter received the "Concession in the Name of His Majesty" Maximilian II to operate a book printing company and moved into rooms on Theatinerstraße 18. Ludwig II succeeded to the title in 1864 and remained King of Bavaria until his death in 1886. In 1870 Bavaria fought alongside Prussia. After the Prussian victory, Bismark moved to complete the Unification of Germany, #Franco Prussian War; #Germany railways, #Germany military history, #Germany Unification, #Bismark

$100.13

Grim and Gay. A Calendar of Wit and Wisdom.
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Grim and Gay. A Calendar of Wit and Wisdom.

By Churchill, Rt. Hon Winston C.H. M.P.

G. Delgado Ltd. London. [1945]. 26pp. Original paper wraps, photo and red and black lettering to title. Ribbon tie. 1946 calendar in red and black to foot of each page. Headpieces in red. Covers lightly toned. Includes "Into Battle", "The End of the Beginning", "The Unrelenting Struggle", "Onwards to Victory, "We Can Take It" etc.

$33.38

Essays in Polynesian ethnology
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Essays in Polynesian ethnology

By Williamson, Robert W.; Piddington, Ralph (ed)

First edition. University Press, Cambridge. 1939. xlii, 373pp. 10 plates, folding map, text map, 7 tables. Original green cloth, gilt to spine. Edges untrimmed. Corners lightly rubbed. Map misfolded, with minor chipping to edge. Bookplate to fep of Lancashire Education Committee. Date due label removed from ffep. Brown pocket with card and original catalogue card to rep. Faint mark to top of upper board. This volume, published under the Polynesian Bequest embodies Williamson's manuscripts both published and unpublished. It covers Warfare in Central Polynesia, Kava in Samoa and Tonga, Kava in other Polynesian Islands, The Arioi, and Sex, Courtship and Infanticide. It includes a 14 page bibliography.

$33.38

Chronicles of pharmacy. Volumes I & II.
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Chronicles of pharmacy. Volumes I & II.

By Wootton, A. C.

First edition. Macmillan and Co. London. 1910. Two volumes. Octavo. xii, 428pp; (3), 332pp. 74 illustrations. Original cloth, gilt lettering and rules to spine. Top edge gilt. Untrimmed, partially unopened. Endpapers toned. "Presentation Copy" blind stamp to lower margin of title Vol. I. No inscriptions. A bright handsome set. Garrison and Morton 2045. Alfred Charles Wootton (1866 -1909) Editor of the "Chemist and Druggist". "The art of the apothecary" from antiquity, "In the course of ages they became associated with magic, with theology, with alchemy, with crimes and conscious frauds, with the strangest fancies, and dogmas, and delusions, and with the severest science."

$53.40

The Creoles of Louisiana
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The Creoles of Louisiana

By Cable, George W.

Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1889. ix, 320pp. Engraved frontis., map, 42 further engraved plates, text illus. Original radiant pictorial cloth, gilt. Decoratively floral endpapers. Slightly rubbed with wear to extremities, spot to front cover. Free endpapers toned. George Washington Cable (1844-1925) Born in New Orleans "the most important southern artist working in the late 19th century" and "the first modern southern writer" Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. University of North Carolina.

$60.08

Asia Minor in Ruins
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Asia Minor in Ruins

By Ximinez, Saturnino (Chambers, Arthur transl.)

First edition. Hutchinson & Co. London. nd [1925]. xxiv, 286pp. Frontis., numerous further plates and maps. Original blue cloth, gilt to spine. Slightly rubbed to extremities. Page edges spotted. A crisp bright copy.

$46.73

The Old Standing Crosses of Herefordshire
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The Old Standing Crosses of Herefordshire

By Watkins, Alfred

First edition. Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club. Hereford. Octavo. 83pp. Photo illustrations. Original green cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. Neatly inscribed to ffep "Ex Libris G. Montagu Benton, FSA 27th January 1936 Fingringhoe Colchester" Rev Gerald Montagu Benton (1881-1959) Antiquary, Author, Photographer. Alfred Watkins (1855-1935) Antiquary, Author, Photographer, the originator of the concept of "Ley Lines" in 'Early British Trackways', 'The Old Straight Track' and 'The Ley Hunters Manual'.

$53.40

Tooth of Fire. Being some account of the ancient Kingdom of Sennar.
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Tooth of Fire. Being some account of the ancient Kingdom of Sennar.

By Jackson, H. C.

First edition. B. H. Blackwell, Oxford. Simkin Marshall, London. 1912. Octavo. vii, 106pp. Original red cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. Pages untrimmed. Slightly faded to spine. Light toning. Obliterated name to fep. Henry Cecil Jackson (1883-1962) Sudan Political Service, 1907-1931 Sennar, Blue Nile, Upper Nile, Red Sea, Berber, Bahr el Ghazal and Halfa provinces.

$113.48

The saving of Spitalfields
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The saving of Spitalfields

By Girouard, Mark et al

First edition. Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust. London. 1989. Quarto. 174pp. Photo and text illustrations. Original covers. Together with Spitalfields Trust 1990 Newsletter loosely inserted. Light rubbing to spine. A crisp copy. Scarce.

$80.11

The sword in Anglo-Saxon England.
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The sword in Anglo-Saxon England.

By Davidson, H. R. Ellis

First edition. Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1962. xxvii, 237pp. 16 plates. Original blue cloth, gilt to spine. Edges lightly spotted. A nice copy. Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (1914-2006) English antiquarian and academic, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquities.

$46.73

Steamship Models
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Steamship Models

By Chatterton, E. Keble

Signed limited edition. 923/1000. T. Werner Laurie. London. 1924. Quarto. xii, 84pp. 128 plates including 8 tipped in colour plates on heavier art paper. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Gilt rules, lettering and vignette to upper board. Spine darkened and slightly rubbed. Slight shelf wear. Edward Keble Chatterton (1878-1944) LtCdr RNVR and prolific naval and maritime writer.

$66.76

The Fenland past and present
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The Fenland past and present

By Miller, Samuel H. & Skertchly, Sydney B. J.

First edition. Leach and Son. Wisbech. Longmans, Green & Co. London. 1878. Large octavo. xxxi, 649pp Folding map, short closed tear to fold reinforced with tissue. Colour litho frontis tipped in, 26 further plates, two folding, text illus., folding tables. Original green decorative cloth, gilt and black, rubbed with wear to extremities. Foxing/browning to prelims and title. A little askew due to weight. Includes the subscribers' list. An exhaustive treatise on the Archaeology, History, Geology, Drainage and Sanitation, Local and Natural History and dialect of the Fenland.

$233.64

Memorials of Old Chelsea: a new history of the village of palaces. With numerous illustrations by the author.
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Memorials of Old Chelsea: a new history of the village of palaces. With numerous illustrations by the author.

By Beaver, Alfred

First edition. Elliot Stock. London. 1892. Quarto. viii, 428pp. Engraved frontispiece of Cheyne Row, numerous further engravings. Quarter cloth, printed label to spine. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Offsetting to p245. Inscribed to title: "Charles D. Medley from Uncle Will. Xmas 1902." With Chelsea Provenance: from the library of Charles Douglas Medley of 11 Edith Grove Chelsea. Charles Douglas Medley 1870-1963. Lawyer Field Roscoe & Co., an authority on authors' copyright who acted for Somerset Maugham, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Aldington, D.H. Lawrence and Noël Coward, among others, and who numbered George Moore and Harley Granville-Barker among his closest friends. Charles was the son of Rev Edward Medley and Emily Grey Birrell. Nephew of Rev William Medley (the dedicator of this book) and Harriet Eliza Birrell. Emily and Harriet were sisters of the Right Hon. Augustine Birrell, M.P., Q.C. His son, (Charles) Robert Owen Medley was the artist (1905–1994), born on 19 December 1905 at 11 Edith Grove, London, the second child in the family of four sons and two daughters. His wife, Anne Gwendoline (Nancy), née Owen. The Medleys traced their roots to Yorkshire, and the Owens were a Welsh family who moved in the Holland Park circle around the Greek shipping family of Ionides. References: Richard Aldington: An Autobiography in Letters; The Letters of D. H. Lawrence. ODNB.

$113.48

The New State of England, Under our Sovereign, Queen Anne. In three parts. Containing I. An exact and particular description both of England and Wales, through their several counties; with all things remarkable therein, and the best account hitherto of London and Westminster. II Of the original, temper, genius, language, trade, laws, and religion of the English. Of our several orders of men, the nobility, gentry, clergy, and commonality. III. Of the English Monarchy in general, its greatness and power, the Sovereign’s prerogative, dignity, titles and arms; with a compendious history of the Kings and Queens of England to this time. Of the present Queen in particular, Her Court, Forces and Revenues, with the management thereof. Of the present Princes and Princesses of the Royal Blood, and the Line of Succession to the Throne as it stands settled in the Protestant Line. Of the High-Courts of Parliament, Privy Council, and all Courts of Judicature.  With the Newest and Exactest Lists of Her Majesty’s Officers
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The New State of England, Under our Sovereign, Queen Anne. In three parts. Containing I. An exact and particular description both of England and Wales, through their several counties; with all things remarkable therein, and the best account hitherto of London and Westminster. II Of the original, temper, genius, language, trade, laws, and religion of the English. Of our several orders of men, the nobility, gentry, clergy, and commonality. III. Of the English Monarchy in general, its greatness and power, the Sovereign’s prerogative, dignity, titles and arms; with a compendious history of the Kings and Queens of England to this time. Of the present Queen in particular, Her Court, Forces and Revenues, with the management thereof. Of the present Princes and Princesses of the Royal Blood, and the Line of Succession to the Throne as it stands settled in the Protestant Line. Of the High-Courts of Parliament, Privy Council, and all Courts of Judicature. With the Newest and Exactest Lists of Her Majesty’s Officers

By Miege, Guy

Printed for H Mortlock, and J Robinson, in S. Paul's Church-yard. London. 1707. Octavo. (3), (1), (12), (3), 175, (bl.), 71, (bl.), 307, (12), (1) pp. Engraved frontis. Later full calf, spine in 6 compartments with raised bands, gilt rules and lettering. Blind rules to boards. Endpapers renewed. Edges sprinkled red. p.43-4 diagonally torn (possibly a paper fault) with loss. Lost text supplied in facsimile. Occasional very light spotting. Signature "H. Vernon '79" to title page. A crisp and attractive copy. "Consciously modelled on Thomas Smith's De republica Anglorum 'improved and fitted to the present times', it described English society, topography, and government, and celebrated at length 'a free People … averse from Slavery' … John Chamberlayne, in issuing a new edition of his father Edward Chamberlayne's Angliae notitiae, or, The Present State of England of 1669, accused Miege of plagiarism and, as a foreigner, of presumption…Dismissing Chamberlayne's work as out of date, prone to error and scurrilous in its treatment of dissenters, Miege recounted his education, travels, and credentials as an author, proclaimed his 'particular veneration for the true and moderate Church of England', and asserted 'none can be a greater Admirer of the English Constitution than my self'" ODNB. ESTC: T135114 Provenance: Signed H. Vernon '79. This copy came from a fine private collection in Staffordshire together with other volumes with Vernon provenance: the Vernons of Sudbury held Swynnerton and Hilton in Staffordshire. [Henry Vernon (1748-1814) of Hilton Park Staffordshire. His eldest son, Major-General Henry Charles Edward Vernon (1779-1861), extended Hilton Hall in the 1830s. Hilton Hall remained the family home until the mid-20th century.]

$133.51

An Introduction to the History of England
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An Introduction to the History of England

By Temple, Sir William

Printed by W.S. for Richard and Ralph Simpson near the North Door of St Paul's. London. Third edition. 1708. Octavo. (8), 310pp. Contemporary calf, relaid to spine. Decorative and elaborately blind tooled and speckled to upper and lower boards. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, blind rules, leather label, gilt lettering. Vestiges of floral gilt tooling to edges. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Edges sprinkled red. Endpapers toned. Light marginal water stain to lower gutter of title page. Wright Bookplate to fep. A pleasure to hold and to read. Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet (1628-1699) Restoration diplomat, statesman and essayist. Jonathan Swift was his secretary from 1689; the original manuscript was in Swift's hand. Swift began a sequel to this work, but later abandoned it. Samuel Johnson stated Temple was "the first writer who gave cadence to English prose" and modelled his own style upon it. One of the earliest scholarly studies of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman culture. ESTC T136600 Steensma, Robert C. "SO ANCIENT AND NOBLE A NATION": Sir William Temple's History of England. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 77, no. 1 (1976): 95-107. Levine, Joseph M. The Battle of the Books. History and literature in the Augustan Age. Cornell University Press. 1991.

$333.78

The Overland Mail. A postal historical study of the mail route to India.
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The Overland Mail. A postal historical study of the mail route to India.

By Sidebottom, John K. [Clear, Charles R. ed]

First edition. The Postal History Society. George Allen and Unwin. London. 1948. Quarto. xi, 174pp. Frontis. portrait of Thomas Waghorn, 7 further plates, text illus and maps. Original blue cloth, a little bumped, in original unclipped torn dust wrapper. Endpapers and edges spotted. Signed by the author J. K. Sidebottom dated 22. xi. 48, and the editor C. R. Clear dated 23. xi. 48 to ffep.

$64.08

Parochial Antiquities attempted in the history of Ambrosden, Burcester, and other adjacent parts in the counties of Oxford and Bucks
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Parochial Antiquities attempted in the history of Ambrosden, Burcester, and other adjacent parts in the counties of Oxford and Bucks

By Kennett, White (Badinel, B. ed.)

A New Edition, in Two Volumes, greatly enlarged from the Author's manuscript notes. Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1818. 2 volumes. 4to. xvii, 583pp. Engraved frontis. port., 3 further plates, two of which are folding; 526pp + indices [3X-4F2] + glossary [A-N], 6 folding engraved plates. [Half titles are not called for in this edition]. Contemporary full calf, spines in six compartments with gilt tooling and faded leather labels. Upper joints cracked, upper hinges cracked. Upper hinges reinforced with cloth tape. Boards scuffed with some surface loss. Rubbed to extremities and spines. Light foxing to the frontispiece. Text block crisp bright and clean with occasional light offsetting to text from plates. The first substantial parish history. ODNB Dr B. Badinel, chief librarian of The Bodleian, writer, editor and orator. The author's own copy, enriched with manuscript notes was given to the Bodleian Library, from which this enlarged edition was produced by Dr Badinel, together with indices. An additional appendix containing a History of Chilton by The Rev Thomas Delafield from a manuscript in the Bodleian. The frontispiece portrait was engraved from an original in the possession of Sir John Bayley, a direct descendant of White Kennett.

$200.27

The old home in England (A.D. 1100 to 1830)
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The old home in England (A.D. 1100 to 1830)

By Chappelow, A. C.

First edition. Quarto. The Old Wooden Shop, Mayfair, London. 1953. xi, (2), 156, (2). Frontis., 50 plates. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, slightly sunned to base of spine. Original protected dustwrapper, soiled and torn with loss. Signed by the author, "With every Good Wish", dated Oct 25th 1954. Publisher's ads/reviews loosely inserted. (2pp)

$26.70

The gardens of the British working class
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The gardens of the British working class

By Willes, Margaret

413pp. Illustrations in colour and monochrome. Very good in original dust wrapper. As new.

$16.69

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