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Dark Estuary

'B.B.'; illustrated by D. J. Watkins-Pitchford, F.R.S.C., A.R.C.A.

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London - Hollis and Carter, 1953 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. Dark Estuaryis a natural history bookwritten andillustrated by D. J. Watkins-Pitchford under the pseudonym 'B. B. '. With black and white illustrations and fifteen lovely colour plates. First edition. Denys James Watkins-Pitchford MBE (1905 - 1990) was a British naturalist, an illustrator and a children's author under the pseudonym BB. He won the 1942 Carnegie Medal for British children's books. He wrote under the nom de plume of 'BB', a name based on the size of lead shot he used to shoot geese, but he maintained the use of his real name as that of the illustrator in all his books. He later illustrated books by other writers, and sold his own paintings locally. Denys was considered to be delicate as a child, and because of this was educated at home. He spent a great deal of time on his own, wandering through the fields, and developed a love of the outdoors, which was to influence his writing. He enjoyed hunti ... Read more

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nbsp;London - Jonathan Cape, 1930 Book. NEAR FINE with a. Hardcover. A colourful collection of critical essay's surrounding the theatre. Illustrated throughout, including a tipped in coloured frontispiece by U. Birnstingl. With rare original illustrated dustwrapper. Featuring an illustrated diary to the rear. Condition: In original quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards and original clipped dustwrapper. Externally, dustwrapper is bright but with chipping to extremities, with repair to the front. Binding is sound, with very light shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE with a GOOD dustwrapper..

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ont> Chapman & Hall : London, 1894 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully bound copy of this informative work on the English statesman Warren Hastings, written by the English officer Colonel G. B. Malleson. In a near fine tree calf binding. This work offers a fascinating insight into first Governor of the Presidency of Fort William, Warren Hastings. Hastings was also the head of the Supreme Council of Bengal, after quickly rising to prominence during the British rule of India. Later on in his life, however, he was a figure of controversy, resigning from his position and returning to England, where he was impeached in the House of Commons for crimes and misdemeanours during his time in India. He was prosecuted and brought to trial. After a long and arduous investigation, Hastings was acquitted on all charges. Written by George Bruce Malleson, a fellow British officer who worked in India. He was a prolific writer, writing biographies of prominent figures such as Akbar and Dupleix, as well as works on ... Read more

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Paris - Parent-Desbarres, 1836 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Volume one of the collected works of St Augustine, in the original Latin,including unedited extracts of hissermons from the archive of Monte-Cassino, and from the Laurentian Medici library in Florence. Monte Cassino was largely destroyed in the second world war after it was bombed by the Americans and subsequently occupied by German paratroops. The extracts included here show the value of its archives, which were thankfully mostly preserved. St Augustine is of course one of the most significant figures in Western Christianity. He is also known as theBishop of Hippo. In his theological reasoning, he was influenced chiefly by Stoicism, Platonism, and Neo-Platonism. His theodicies andruminations on subjects such as timehave been studied and appreciated well into the modern era. Condition: In a cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally smart with a little fading to parts of the boards. With library stamps to the front pastedown and title ... Read more

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Contarini Fleming

B. Disraeli, M.P.

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Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1846 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. One of Disraeli's novels, with a portrait of the author to frontispiece. Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, (21 December 1804 - 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served in government for three decades, twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Before and during his political career, Disraeli was well known as a literary and social figure, although his novels are not generally regarded as a part of the Victorian literary canon. He mainly wrote romances, of which Sybil and Vivian Grey are perhaps the best-known today. He is exceptional among British Prime Ministers for having gained equal social and political renown. Disraeli turned towards literature after his financial disaster, motivated in part by a desperate need for money, and brought out his first novel, Vivian Grey, in 1826. After producing a Vindication of the English Constitution, and ... Read more

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Edinburgh - Edmonson and Douglas, 1877 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A nicely bound copy of Dean Ramsay's Reminiscences. A reprinted and enlarged copy of the twenty-second edition. The twenty-second edition was the final edition to be published in the author's lifetime with his corrections and additions. With a memoir of Dean Ramsay to the preface by Cosmo Innes, a Scottish advocate, judge, historian and antiquary. Reverend Edward Bannerman Ramsay, or Dean Ramsay, was a clergyman of the Scottish Episcopal Church and Dean of Edinburgh. This work is his only literary publication. It wa co-written with his friend Cosmo Innes. The book is a collection of essays which is full of the personality of the author as well as many traits and anecdotes. Condition: In a half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart with a small amount of rubbing to the head and tail of spine and to the extremities. A few marks to cloth covered boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age to ... Read more

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London - Sampson Low, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nicely bound copy of this poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Illustrated throughout from drawings by E V Boyle. With the bookplate of one John Taylor Bottomley to the front pastedown. The May Queenis one of Tennyson's earlier poems and is based around as the title suggests, the 'May Queen',the personification ofthe May Day Holiday. Alfred, LordTennyson was a prolific and popularpoetremembered for hispenning of short lyrics such as 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'. Much of his work were based on classical mythological themes. He wasPoet Laureate for much of Queen Victoria's reign. Condition: In original full cloth binding with gilt stamping to front board and spine. Externally, vert smart. Small amount of bumping to the head and tail of spine. Spine and board edges have faded. In a protective brodart wrap. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, John Taylor Bottomley. Internally, generally firmly bound though strained in plac ... Read more

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London - Peter Garnett, 1951 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of this illustrated work on historical games by F. R. B. Whitehouse. The work details historical and geographical games over the Victorian and Georgian period, from 1750 to 1850. Games discussed include 'Game of the Jew', 'Royal Game of British Sovereigns' and 'Mother Goose & the Golden Egg'. With a colour frontispiece and six further colour plates and 40 black and white illustrations. Condition: In a blue cloth binding in original slipcase. Externally, very smart with some minor shelfwear and fading to spine. Slipcase is also very smart with some edgewear and slight chipping to spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pagesgenerally bright and clean. Ink inscription to front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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49 And His Circle, 2000 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A biographical account of Peter Monamy, his art, and his company. Illustrated throughout, with examples of Monamy's work. Monamy was a popular English marine painter of the seventeenth and eighteenth century. This work also discusses some rarer marine artists of the Monamy period such as Thomas Mellish, T Leemans, Thomas Allen and J Cook. Condition: In the original full cloth binding. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Dustwrapper is unclipped and is also in excellent condition with very minimal shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean throughout. Overall Condition: Fine in a Fine dustwrapper.

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The Art and Genius of Tintoret

F. P. B. Osmaston

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London - G. Bell and Sons, 1915 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce illustrated study of the life and works of Tintoret, a. k. a. TintorettoTintoretto (September 29, 1518 May 31, 1594), real name Jacopo Comin, was a Venetian painter and a notable exponent of the Renaissance school. For his phenomenal energy in painting he was termed Il Furioso. His work is characterized by its muscular figures, dramatic gestures and bold use of perspective in the Mannerist style, while maintaining color and light typical of the Venetian School. Illustrated throughout with 205 plates, including coloured frontispiece to the second volume. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In decorative cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally smart, with just some marks and bumping to the heads and tails of the spines. One hinge strained. Internally, generallyfirmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered foxing throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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ondon- Macmillan, 1985 Book. NEAR FINE in. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. An attractive edition of this companion to the works of Jane Austen. With a note signed by the author to David Gilson, a noted Jane Austen scholar, thanking him for his reviews and additions to the first edition. With the personal bookplate of Chris Viveash, a Jane Austen scholar and contributor to the Jane Austen Society Report. Condition: In a cloth binding in original dustwrapper. Externally, smart with some rubbing to extremities. Personal bookplate to front free-endpaper. Dustwrapper clipped though price label is present. Dustwrapper in excellent condition with just some sunning to spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE inVERY GOOD INDEEDdustwrapper..

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Cromwell

F. P. B. Osmaston

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London -Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1906 Book. Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of Osmaston's theatrical work on Cromwell. With an Errata bound in front of the title page, with two corrections. Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Condition: In a red cloth binding with gilt title detailing to the front board and spine. Externally, generally smart with light rubbing in places, and a few marks to boards; with bumping and very slight loss to the head and tail. The front joint is starting but firm, and the rear hinge is tender. Internally, the binding is slightly strained, and the pages are generally bright and clean with scattered spotting and minor age toning. With some discolouration and marks to the endpapers; and a paper bookplate of Captain Arthur C. Crawfurd adhered to the front pastedown. Overall: GOOD..

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London - Maggs Bros, 1951 Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). The third volume of F. B. Maggs' Voyages and Travels, in very attractive cloth binding. Meticulously cataloguing works dealing with travel and exploration, the volume includes the original serialised edition covers to the rear, printed on coloured paper, numerous attractive facsimiles, as well as a signed note by the author and publisher. Condition: In cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally very smart, there is some very minor rubbing to extremities only. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are bright and clean throughout. Overall: FINE..

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Hardy the Writer

F B Pinion

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London - Macmillan, 1990 Book. NEAR FINE in a N. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce first edition of F B Pinion's Hardy the Writer. Pinion observes and comments on the scientific philosophy, and Christian theology in Hardy's work against the background of Victorian restraint. Condition: In a cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart with bumping to spine. Dustwrapper,unclipped with light handling marks to rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE in a NEAR FINE dustwrapper..

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Benefits Forgot

G B Stern

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London - Cassel and Co., 1949 Book. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. A beautiful first edition collection of memories by G B Stern. Dedicated and autographed by the author, dated October 1st 1949. An unconventional autobiography,Benefits Forgot follows on from Trumpet Voluntaryas abook of memoirs. Describing post-war England, Stern re-discovers her past way of lifewith an unconventional approach to remembering. Condition: In a cloth binding in original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart with some handling marks. Personal bookplate to front pastedown. Ink dedication and autograph from author to front free-endpaper. Pencil annotations to rear free-endpaper. Dustwrapper unclipped, with light chipping to extremities and spotting. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Light spotting to first and last. Overall:VERY GOOD INDEEDin a VERY GOODdustwrapper.

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Life and Sport in Hampshire

George A. B. Dewar

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ont> Longmans, Green, and Co : London, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this work on life and sport in the north-west of Hampshire, written by George Dewar, illustrated with two coloured plates and other plates by Archibald Thorburn. The first edition of this work. This work is an account of wild life and sport in north-west Hampshire, an area populated with large woods and streams, With a coloured frontispiece, one coloured plates, and twelve plates. Written by George A. B. Dewar, who also wrote 'The Glamour of the Earth', 'The Book of the Dry Fly', 'Wild Life in Hampshire Highlands', 'The Birds in our Wood', and more. Illustrated by Archibald Thorburn. Thorburn was a Scottish artists, known for his watercolour paintings of animals and birds, spending a lot of time in the highlands of Scotland to sketch birds in the wild. Collated, complete. Condition: In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, with some light marks to th ... Read more

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ont> Longmans, Green and Co. : London, 1912 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A beautifully illustrated work of lepidopterology by naturalist George Longstaff. The first edition, second reissue of this work. These thorough notes of naturalist George B Longstaff detail his lepidopterological adventures across the globe, from the foothills of the Himalayas to Lake Wakatipu. Dedicated in the preface to Longstaff's friend, fellow aurelian, and influential artist, Selwyn Image, these 'tales of the net' feature both beautiful coloured plates and a personable writing style that encourages the reader to take flight with the author and the butterflies he chases. Illustrated, with six coloured chromo-lithographic plates by noted natural history illustrator Horace Knight and his son Edgar S Knight. With nine monochrome plates to the appendix by German biologist Fritz Muller. Collated, complete. This complete work is adapted from Longstaff's travel diaries, written up for the benefit of other ... Read more

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ont> Printed for Private Circulation; Samuel Moxon and Son : Leeds, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce and interesting work on the history of the 'Yorkshire Penny Bank' now known as the 'Yorkshire Bank'. Being a series of three addresses delivered to staff in 1898. This work, by H. B Sellers, was issued because 'it became necessary, for legal purposes, to study somewhat closely the early history of the Bank, which led to a further record of 'Memoranda', and it seemed to me unwise that information which had cost much labour and research should be again laid out of sight and forgotten'. Illustrated, with photographs of the bank's premises and many notable figures in the bank, including its founder, Colonel Edward Akroyd. Loosely inserted is an article on the Yorkshire Penny Bank from the May 1 1959 issue of the 'Yorkshire Post' celebrating its 100 years. With a library bookplate to the front pastedown. Noted as 'M Perkin, Armley'. Stamp to the t ... Read more

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ont> Printed for Private Circulation; Samuel Moxon and Son : Leeds, 1909 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce and interesting work on the history of the 'Yorkshire Penny Bank' now known as the 'Yorkshire Bank'. Being a series of three addresses delivered to staff in 1898 and then a further series of addresses for the 1909 jubilee. Being the contents of the 1898 work of the same title and an additional three addresses given for the 1909 Jubilee of the bank. This work, by H. B Sellers, was issued because 'it became necessary, for legal purposes, to study somewhat closely the early history of the Bank, which led to a further record of 'Memoranda', and it seemed to me unwise that information which had cost much labour and research should be again laid out of sight and forgotten'. Illustrated, with photographs of the bank's premises and many notable figures in the bank, including its founder, Colonel Edward Akroyd. With folding tables listing employees. Condition: In the ... Read more

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84), 1884 Book. Good. Hardcover. The memoirs of Sir Nathaniel WilliamWraxall. Complete in fivevolumes. In a beautiful half marbled calf binding with the Wraxall family crest to the front pastedown of all volumes. Illustrated, with four plates to volume I, three plates to volume II, four plates to volume III, four plates to volume IV,and four plates to volume V. Illustrations are of portraits of many figures Wraxall met. Collated, complete. Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall, 1st Baronet was an English author. HisHistorical Memoirs first appeared in 1815 andhis Posthumous Memoirs in 1836. This work comprises of both works. His Historical Memoirs notably give an account of hisvisit to Portugal where he was presented to the court andmade the acquaintance of many Danish nobles. Written by Henry B Wheatley, an author, editor and indexer. He is best remembered for his London Past and Present which was used as a 'standard dictionary ofLondon'. Condition: In half marbled calf bindings with marbled boards. External ... Read more

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