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The History and Antiquities of Hawsted, and Hardwick, in the County of Suffolk
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The History and Antiquities of Hawsted, and Hardwick, in the County of Suffolk

By CULLUM, Sir John

(London): J. Nichols, Son, and Bentley, 1813. the second edition : with corrections by the author; and notes by his brother, Sir Thomas-Gery Cullum. vii; (i); 288 pages, on heavy stock paper. 11 plates, 6 pedigrees. Light foxing, staining, offsetting. Nineteenth century half crimson morocco, rebacked with the spine relaid, marbled sides with matching page edges and endpapers. Externally a handsome copy. Only 230 copies printed; 200 on Royal Paper, and 30 on Imperial.. Half-Leather. Very Good.. Large 4 to. Book.

$330.28

Victoria Illustrated, Second Series, with Descriptive Letterpress
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Victoria Illustrated, Second Series, with Descriptive Letterpress

By SANDS & KENNY ... [publishers]

Melbourne & Sydney, 1862. 44 steel engraved plates engraved by A. Willmore, printed on good heavy stock paper resulting in nice dark impressions of the vignettes. A couple of pages with edge repairs including the title-page, well away from the printed surface. Foxing to plates mainly to the surrounds. Original decorative gilt cloth, neatly rebacked with the spine relaid. The first series was published in 1856, with 43 plates which were nearly all by Samuel Thomas Gill. A most handsome set of plates illustrating life in Victoria in the mid-nineteenth century.. First Edit. Hardcover. Very Good.. Oblong large 4to. Book.

$660.55

Essay on the Nature and Principles of Taste
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Essay on the Nature and Principles of Taste

By ALISON, Archibald

Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co, 1817. Two volumes. xxix; 376; vi; 447 pages. Neat probably contemporary ownership inscription in upper margin of the title. Fine binding of full tan diced calf, extra gilt with raised bands and contrasting morocco labels on the spines, which have mellowed to an attractive lighter shade. Enlightenment philosophy of the aesthetic of taste.. Fifth Edition. Full-Leather. Fine.. 8vo.. Book.

$297.25

Devonshire & Cornwall Illustrated, from Original Drawings By Thomas Allom, W.H. Bartlett, &c. With Historical and Topographical Descriptions
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Devonshire & Cornwall Illustrated, from Original Drawings By Thomas Allom, W.H. Bartlett, &c. With Historical and Topographical Descriptions

By BRITTON, J & BRAYLEY, E.W

(London): H & R. Fisher; & P. Jackson, 1832. (ii); (iv); (5)-106; (5)-48 pages. General title-page, 2 engraved frontispieces, 2 county maps with vignettes, 2 engraved title-pages with vignettes, 138 steel engraved views. Elaborate contemporary crimson gilt calf, sometime rebacked with the original spine relaid. A good sound clean ccpy.. First Edit. Full-Leather. Very Good.. 4to. Book.

$158.53

Views in Devonshire and Cornwall
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Views in Devonshire and Cornwall

By BESLEY, Henry

Exeter, 1861. 60 tissue guarded vignette steel engraved plates. Inner hinges reinforced. Original pictorial gilt cloth rubbed rebacked wih the spine relaid. Views generally in clean condition free of any foxing. Henry Besley the Exeter publisher was very prolific during a twenty-five year period. He published an extensive number of beautiful views of Cornwall and Devon. These he published in sets of six, twelve, eighteen and so forth to a maximum of sixty plates. He also published in two sizes : oblong 8vo and oblong 4to. What we offer here is the large size set of views, with 37 views of Devonshire, 23 being of Cornwall.. First Edit. Original Cloth. Very Good.. Oblong 4to. Book.

$297.25

Bowkler's Art of Angling, Containing Directions for Fly-Fishing, Trolling, Making Artificial Flies &c
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Bowkler's Art of Angling, Containing Directions for Fly-Fishing, Trolling, Making Artificial Flies &c

By BOWLKER, Charles

Ludlow: R. Jones, 1854. (vi); viii; (9)-160; (i); (publisher's advert) pages. Hand coloured frontispiece of flies. Original green gilt cloth snagged at the head of the spine, but firm.. New, Revised. Hardcover. Very Good.. 8vo.. Book.

$99.08

Jon Duan a Twofold Journey with Manifold Purposes
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Jon Duan a Twofold Journey with Manifold Purposes

By [ BEETON, Samuel et al ]

(London): Weldon & Co, 1874. (ii); 94 pages. Illustrated throughout. Original blue gilt decorative cloth with the immaculate colour printed front cover bound at the rear. Slightly rubbed at the tips but a clean fresh copy, presentation inscription from the publisher. Anti-establishment satire.. First Edit. Hardcover. Very Good.. 4to. Book.

$59.45

Language of Flowers
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Language of Flowers

By GREENAWAY, Kate

(London): George Routledge & Sons, Ltd, 1884. [ 1884 ]. 80 pages. Printed throughout in colour by Edmund Evans. All edges in gilt. Variant binding of publisher's de luxe parchment paper boards with gilt triple lined border, olive green endpapers. A good clean copy held up well for it's age.. First Edit. Original Decorative Cloth. Very Good.. Small 4to. Hardcover.

$178.35

A Rare Archive of Original Photographs of Devon Post Offices ... From the Ron Hake Collection
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A Rare Archive of Original Photographs of Devon Post Offices ... From the Ron Hake Collection

By DEVON RURAL POST OFFICES

There are 23 nineteenth or the early part of the twentieth century photographs typical size 220 x 150 mm, many bearing the stamp of F. Frith & Co. Ltd. The second part of the collection is made up of some 86 photographs mainly taken in the 1970s, probably by Ron himself. Typically in two sizes,125 x 90 mm, and the larger sized 200 x 125 mm (approx). I have tried to display some of the photographs loosely in a high quality stamp album, the rest are still loose in clear plastic bags. A UNIQUE COLLECTION worthy of full cataloguing and imaginative displaying. Looking at these evocative photographs we are aware we are looking at a soon to be forgotten part of rural life. The PO (along with the pub) was at the heart of these communities, the vast majority now closed.. Hardcover. Fine.. 4to.. Book.

$660.55

The Idyls of Theocritus Rendered Into English Prose By Andrew Lang. Illustrated After Drawings By W. Russell Flint
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The Idyls of Theocritus Rendered Into English Prose By Andrew Lang. Illustrated After Drawings By W. Russell Flint

By FLINT, W. Russell ... [ Illustrator ]

(London): The Medici Society Ltd, 1922. Two volumes. xxxv; 92; xi; 28 pages, rough cut page edges top edge in gilt. 17 mounted colour plates (one tissue guard lightly creased). Original light blue paper covered boards with buckram spine with printed paper title labels on the upper cover and spines (spare labels tipped-in at the rear of the volumes).Very light water stain to lower corner of a few pages to the rear of volume two. In complete but sun affected dust wrappers. With the near contemporary ownership inscription of Arthur M. Kelly lightly pencilled on the endpaper. A magnificent set.. First Edit. Hardcover. Fine./Very Good.. 4to.. Book.

$396.33

The Borders of the Tamar and the Tavy; their natural history, manners, customs, superstitions, scenery, antiquities, eminent persons, etc. In a series of letters to the late Robert Southey, Esq
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The Borders of the Tamar and the Tavy; their natural history, manners, customs, superstitions, scenery, antiquities, eminent persons, etc. In a series of letters to the late Robert Southey, Esq

By BRAY, (A.E) Mrs

(London): W.kent & Co, 1879. Two volumes. xiii; (i); 457; (vi); 444 pages. Line illustrations throughout the text. Light foxing to page edges. Original dark brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spines with pictorial device of the Abbey gatehouse at Tavistock on the upper covers. Tight clean copies, cloth nice and bright. Originally published in 1838, the notice by the publisher states, "The compression of the three volumes of the original work into the two of the present edition has been made by Mrs. Bray herself, who has curtailed only such matter as, from the lapse of time and change of circumstances, would be without value to the reader of the present day. The bibliographical, historical, antiquarian, and descriptive portions have merely undergone careful revision; and it is hoped that their interest has been enhanced by the addition of a considerable number of wood-cut illustrations". First, thus. Original Cloth. Very Good.. 8vo. Book.

$125.50

Alphabet of Scientific Angling
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Alphabet of Scientific Angling

By RENNIE, James

(London): William Orr, 1833. xviii; 138 pages. Small woodcuts in text. Original green cloth lettered in gilt.. First Edit. Hardcover. Near Fine.. Small 8vo. Book.

$66.06

The Genteel Recreation : Or, the Pleasure of Angling, a Poem. With a Dialogue Between Piscator and Corydon. By John Whitney, a Lover of the Angle. London Printed in the Year. 1700
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The Genteel Recreation : Or, the Pleasure of Angling, a Poem. With a Dialogue Between Piscator and Corydon. By John Whitney, a Lover of the Angle. London Printed in the Year. 1700

By WHITNEY, John

(London): Reprinted for J. H. Burn, 1820. (xiv); 78; (iv)(publisher's advert) pages. Discreet ownership inscription in upper corner of the inside cover. Original marbled boards paper title label on the spine which is rubbed on the hinges. Only 100 copies printed.. Hardcover. Very Good.. 8vo. Book.

$132.11

Pen and Ink Sketch of a Clown, on Embossed Arts Club Note-Paper

By KNIGHT, Dame Laura ... [1877-1970]

A charming playful sketch of an acrobatic clown balancing upside down on one hand, boldley signed ' LAURA KNIGHT '. Framed & glazed. Dame Laura Knight, DBE, RA, RWS was a highly influential English artist, working in multi-disciplines. She was the first woman to be elected to the Royal Academy, her large retrospective exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1965, was another first for a woman artist. Highly respected as a war artist, and latterly at Nuremberg, she is particularly noted for her paintings of the ballet, and circus, especially of clowns. Here is offered a hurried bold sketch on Arts Club note-paper, probably after a particularly good supper, clearly illustrating her " Magic of a Line.". Unbound. Fine.. 11 x 17 Centimetres. Original Artwork.

$1056.88

Egypt Painted and Described
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Egypt Painted and Described

By KELLY, R. Talbot

(London): Adam & Charles Black, 1906. xiii; 246; (ii)(publisher's adverts). 75 colour plates. Light foxing mainly affecting the page edges. Original decorative blue cloth with a design blocked in gilt and printed in yellow ochre and green on the front and spine, titling blocked in gilt on the front and spine. Cloth in fantastic condition. In the twenty-shilling series.. Reprint with Additional Corrections. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. Book.

$79.27

On the Heels of De Wet ... By the Intelligence Officer
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On the Heels of De Wet ... By the Intelligence Officer

By JAMES, Lionel

(London): William Blackwood & Sons, 1902. vi; (ii); 346 pages + publisher's catalogue. Some light foxing mainly affecting page edges. Original pictorial cloth, lovely bright copy, very slight lean to text block. Hackett, 91 " an account of operations to suppress the Boer invasion of Cape Colony in 1901. The author took part in the various drives chiefly in pursuit of the Boer commander De Wet. The narrative, based on the writer's war diary, was first published as a series of papers in Blackwood's Magazine.". First Edit. Hardcover. Very Good.. 8vo. Book.

$105.69

Things a Lady Would Like to Know Concerning Domestic Management and Expenditure  Arranged for Daily Reference with Hints Regarding the Intellectual as Well as the Physical Life
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Things a Lady Would Like to Know Concerning Domestic Management and Expenditure Arranged for Daily Reference with Hints Regarding the Intellectual as Well as the Physical Life

By SOUTHGATE, Henry

(London): William P. Nimmo, 1877. 543 pages + publishers catalogue. Neat ownership inscription on front endpaper. Original highly decorative gilt cloth, expertly rebacked with the spine relaid. Nice bright copy. Fifth Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good.. 4to.. Book.

$92.48

The Modern Cook; a Practical Guide to the Culinary Art in All Its Branches ....
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The Modern Cook; a Practical Guide to the Culinary Art in All Its Branches ....

By FRANCATELLI, Charles Elme

(London): Richard Bentley, 1860. xv; 552 pages. Engraved portrait frontispiece a little stained, line illustations through text. Light age discolouration of paper used. Original pebble-grained cloth neatly rebacked with the spine relaid, a good sound copy.. Twelth Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Original Cloth. Good.. 8vo. Book.

$118.90

The Port Folio; or, a School Girl's Selection. By a Lady
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The Port Folio; or, a School Girl's Selection. By a Lady

By HARRIS, John ... [publisher]

(London), 1817. (iv); (1)-164 pages inc. half-title. Engraved frontispiece. Original half red roan, marbled sides rubbed. Neat contemporary ownership inscription of ' Marianna Hart ' on the front pastedown. Scarce not in Osborne. Moon, 673. " Gentleman's Magazine, Nov. 17, said that it 'may be safely recommended as a pleasing instructive Christmas present'.". First Edit. Hardcover. Very Good.. Small 8vo. Book.

$184.95

The Natural History of Cornwall. The Air, Climate, Waters, Rivers, Lakes, Sea and Tides; of the Stones, Semimetals, Metals, Tin, and the Manner of Mining; the Constitution of the Stannaries; Iron, Copper, Silver, Lead, and Gold, Found in Cornwall. ...
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The Natural History of Cornwall. The Air, Climate, Waters, Rivers, Lakes, Sea and Tides; of the Stones, Semimetals, Metals, Tin, and the Manner of Mining; the Constitution of the Stannaries; Iron, Copper, Silver, Lead, and Gold, Found in Cornwall. ...

By BORLASE, William

Oxford: Printed for the Author; by W. Jackson, 1758. xix; 326; (i)(errata)(i)(directions to the binder) pages. Large folding county map, 28 full-page copper engraved plates. Minor worming to fore-margin to the middle section of the book. Recently tastefully rebound in half calf, raised bands and contrasting red morocco label on the spine, marbled boards. Some half-wit has written the date in ink below the Roman numerals on the title-page, also marked the margins in a few places with small crosses. Handsome tall copy.. First Edit. Half-Leather. Very Good. Folio.. Book.

$1255.05