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ont> George Bell and Sons : London, 1902 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A very smart and informative work on the life and designs of the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. The first edition of this work. To this work Fletcher delves into the life and history of one of the most esteemed architects of the Renaissance, Andrea Palladio. Palladio was active in the Venetian Republic and was heavily influenced by the styles of Roman and Greek Architecture, primarily that of Vitruvius. Palladio's creations and his style is hailed as being one of the most influential in the history of architecture. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Fletcher notes to his preface that there have been several previous attempts at a biography of 'this great architect' but it has been 'difficult to glean from any of these sources authentic details of his daily life which might prove of interest to the general reader'. Illustrated, with fifty-six plates. Collated, complete. Condit ... Read more

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Bishopsgate Institute

C. W. F. Goss

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mp; 1911 - London - Published by the Governors of the Bishopsgate Foundation, 1901 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. Nicely bound library catalogues. Two full leather hardbacks with gilt lettering and decoration. Governor's copy. Scarce (Probably unique copy). First edition. The Bishopsgate Institute opened in 1895 and is a cultural institute. The original aims of the Institute were to provide a public library, public hall and meeting rooms for people living and working in the City of London. Bishopsgate Institute was built using funds from charitable endowments made to the parish of St Botolph's, Bishopsgate. These had been collected by the parish for over a period of 500 years, but a scheme agreed by the Charity Commissioners in 1891, enabled these to be drawn together into one endowment. Reverend William Rogers, Rector of St Botolph's and a notable educational reformer and supporter of free libraries was instrumental in setting up the Institute and ensuring that the original charitabl ... Read more

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Le Jardin D'Amour

C F Mercier

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- Paris - Chez Les Marchands de Nouveautes, 1798 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. C F Mercier's translation ofL Tansillo's famous work. With a charming frontispiece ofthegrape harvest of Nole in 1550. A malegrapepicker is surrounded by three women. Signed by Mercier. Prior to this translation of Tansillo's work there was a translation by Grainville. This is the first edition of Claude-Francois-Xavier Mercier. It is an authorised first editionby this text due to Mercier's signature on the edition page/ the verso of the title page. This work is in theFrench of Mercier. Published to the title pagein the yearVI of the French republiccalendar or the French Revolutionary Calendar. The Gregorian publication year of this work is 1798. The VendangeurisLuigi Tansillo's most famous work. Upon its publication in 1534 thework was condemned by Rome due to its portrayal oflicentious women. The poem recalls a period of drinking and debauchery traditionalduring the time of thegrape harves ... Read more

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The Sunday Book of Poetry

C.F. Alexander

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London - Macmillan and Co, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce book of religious poetry in very attractive leather binding. Selected and arrangedby C. F. Alexander, the author of Hymns for Little Children, the volume's collection of sacred poetry is aimed for children from age eight to fourteen, and is to be enjoyed both on Sundays and at other times. Condition: In decorative morocco binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, there is slight wear to the extremities, as well as light markings to boards and tenderness to hinges. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are bright and clean throughout, aside from some spotting to endpages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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- Chicago and London- The University of Chicago Press, 1966 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A three volume set of this work by Donald F Lach. Three of nine volumes. Includes:Volume I: The Century of Discovery Book One. Volume II: A Century of Wonder Book TwoVolume II: A Century of Wonder Book ThreeDonald F Lach was a professor of history and considered the foremost authority on Asia's influence on the history and development of Modern Europe. Asia in the Making of Europe is one of the first histories of Europe to give thorough consideration to the influences of Asia on European culture. In this work Lach discusses the influence through the discovery and exchange of a wide variety of subjects including botany, geography, ethnography, philosophy and medicine. Condition: In cloth bindings in original unclipped dustwrappers. Externally, smart with some shelfwear. Dustwrappers smart with some sunning and chipping, heavier to Volume I. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDE ... Read more

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ont> Privately Printed : Washington, 1915 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An uncommon, association copy of this poetry collection by noted plant pathologist, Erwin Frink Smith. This collection was privately printed and has been gifted by the author's wife to one Dr Clinton. This particular copy is out of series to the limitation page where it states 'Five hundred and ten copies of this book have been printed on Italian hand-made paper. . ' The author, Erwin Smith has still signed below where the number should be. The first, and only edition of this anthology. The letter loosely inserted is addressed to Dr Clinton and regards the gifting of this book 'which is not for sale'. 'He was gradually distributing them among his friends and I am glad to give them to those who appreciate them'. It is then signed, Ruth Warren Smith (Mrs Erwin F Smith). Illustrated, with a portrait plate of a lady looking out to sea. This is a collection of odes, songs, sonnets and biography, all dedicated to Sm ... Read more

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ONT>, 1839 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A Report on the Progress of the Vegetable Physiology during the year 1837, written by F. J. F. Meyen, professor of Botany in the University of Berlin. Translated from the German by William Francis, associate of the Linnean Society. Condition: In original publishers paper wraps. Externally, a trifle rubbed with some general marks and spotting. Internally, firmly bound, bright and lightly foxed throughout with many sections remaining uncut. Overall Condition: GOOD..

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A Keeper of the Robes

F, Frankfort Moore

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London - Hodder & Stroughton, 1910 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A biography of Francis Burney, the English novelist, diarist, and playwright, who was appointed by Queen Charlotte as 'Keeper of the Robes'. The work focuses on the period in her life in which she came through her connections to take up the post, and explores the manner of her life in the Georgian court. With charming plates of colour illustrations, displaying the portraits of some of the main persons to feature in the account. Includes a beautiful reproduction of Garrick and his Wife by Hogarth. Condition: In the original cloth with printed boards, showing gilt titles and a portrait. Externally very smart with just a little bumping to the head and tail of the spine. The text block is untrimmed and a little dusty as a result. Internally with contemporary ink inscriptions to the front pastedown and front free endpaper. With a 'Christmas Greetings' sticker to the front free endpaper. The first and last few pages are lightl ... Read more

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London - Macmillan, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An interesting historical work on medieval Christian missionaries. Written by the headmaster of King'sCollege school, George Frederick Maclear. Illustrated, with a frontispiece and two additional plates as well as a beautifully colour illustrated title page. This work is undated, dated from preface. Maclear was a distinguishedscholar who had five prized essays published at Cambridge between 1856 and 1863. After this success he turned to theological writings. This work was the first of a series on missionary history. It is a reworking ofone of his prize essays: The Maitland Essay of 1861. Condition: In a half morocco binding with paper covered boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the paper covered boards. Loss to paper covered boards due to rubbing . Patches of rubbing to the joints and head and tail of spine. Prior owner's signature to recto of front endpaper, R Procter, 1894. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clea ... Read more

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London - Griffith and Farran, 1877 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce religous calendar from the Nineteenth Century in attactive and intricate cloth binding. Containing literary quotes corresponding with each day of the year, on the verso and recto of the pages respectively, there are additonal plates throughout embellishing this ornate volume. Condition: In decorative cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally smart, there is some minor wear to the extremities, joints and backstrip. The hinges are somewhat tender. Internally, the pages are generally firmly bound, although there is tenderness in places, and the pages are largely bright and clean aside from ink inscriptions from a previous owner. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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aris- A Marescq et E Dujardin, 1853 Book. Good. Hardcover. An uncommon edition of this work by H F Riviere. In French. A work on commerce containing the statement of general principles, analysis of the opinions of many professors and authors and case law on controversial issues and a proposed solution to questions raised. Condition: In acontemporary quarter morocco binding. Externally, sound with rubbing to boards and slight loss at head of spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright with spotting and tidemarks. Overall: GOOD.

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London - The Crime Club, Collins, 1975 Book. NEAR FINE with a. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of this Victorian crime novel, set in London. Henry Reymond Fitzwalter Harry Keating (31 October 1926 27 March 2011) was an English crime fiction writer most notable for his series of novels featuring Inspector Ghote of the Bombay CID. Condition: In a red cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally smart, with just some light bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Dustwrapper is is sound, though with some closed tears and edgewear. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE with a GOOD dustwrapper..

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London - Windward, 1982 Book. FINE with a fine. Hardcover. First edition.. A detailed insight into the world of espionage in history and fiction. First Edition. Photographs and drawings in the text throughout. Dustwrapper designed by Roger Pring, illustration by Dinah Lone. Condition: In paper boards with original unclipped dustwrapper in protective Brodart wrap. Externally excellent, no visible shelfwear. Dustwrapper is bright and sound, no visible shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean throughout. Overall: FINE with a FINE dustwrapper..

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The Bad Detective

H. R. F. Keating

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ont> Macmillan : London, 1996 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. A signed first edition of H. R. F. Keating's exciting detective crime novel about a corrupt detective. The first edition, first impression of this work. Signed by the author to the title page. In the original unclipped dustwrapper. 'The Bad Detective' is a novel about the corrupt police officer Detective Sergeant Jack Stallworthy, who is planning his retirement in Devon. Whilst planning, a businessman offers him the chance to own a hotel on a tropical island, in return for stealing an incriminating file. Written by H. R. F. Keating, an English crime author. He is best known for his series of novels featuring Inspector Ghote of the Bombay CID. Condition: In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, fine. Dustwrapper is near fine with a very small amount of edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall Condition: Fine in a Ne ... Read more

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ont> Office of 'Knowledge' : London, 1902 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this uncommon work written by noted ornithologist Harry F Witherby. This study regards birds in the Soudan and the White Nile. In the publisher's original binding. With the half-title. Harry F Witherby notes that this journey was undertaken for the purpose of expanding their knowledge of the birds and beasts of the Soudan. 'Birds being my special delight, received most attention, and I make no excuse for the amount of space occupied in discussing them in the following pages'. This journey to the Soudan was undertaken in the driest months of the year and Witherby was disappointed by the small number of mammals he came across. Witherby was accompanied by taxidermist C F Camburn for this journey. Henry F Witherby is best known for founding the popular magazine 'British Birds'. He also started one of the world's first two bird ringing schemes. His 'Handbook of British B ... Read more

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London - Society Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A biography of children's author, Juliana Horatia Ewing. With black and white illustrations throughout and a photographic frontispiece of Ewing. Includes a bound-in list of Ewing's works. Condition: In a half cloth binding with patterned boards. Externally, very smart with edgewear and discolouration to the spine. Internally, very smart with a tidemark to the reverse of the frontispiece and browning to the front free endpaper. Otherwise pages are bright and clean. Firmly bound. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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aris- J. G. Dentu, 1812 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this surgical workby Jean-BaptisteLeveille. In the original French. Complete in four volumes. Jean-Baptiste Leveille was a surgeon,serving as suchunder Napoleon in Italy. After leaving the army, he later went on to become one of the founding members of the Academie Medicine, an institution that consults with theFrench government regarding medicalissues and public health. In this, Leveille's most influential work, he addresses a variety of new advances in the surgical field. An important work, scarce in any condition. Rarely found in such an attractive leather binding. Condition: In uniform quarter calf bindings, with gilt detail to the spine. Externallysmart, lightly rubbed in places. Marks to boards. Front joint to volume two and four are starting but firm. Hinges to all volumes slightly strained but firm. Offsetting to endpapers. Dampstaining to rear board of volume four. Bookplate to front pastedown of volume one. ... Read more

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ONT>, 1831 Book. Hardcover. A very early edition of J F Cooper's popular historical novel The Last of The Mohicans. Number VI of Colburn and Bentley's popular 'Standard Novels Series'. The 'Standard Novel Series' started publishing one-volume versions of novels which were only available in triple decker forms previously. The series was a landmark in nineteenth-century publishing as their pricing made books available to a much wider audience. This is a first thus, as it is the first revised and correctededition by Cooper since the novel's first publication in 1826. The Last of the Mohicans is set in 1757during the French and Indian War (The Seven Years' War). Thenovel is set in the upper New York wilderness and details the transport of Colonel Munro's daughters, Alice and Cora, to a safe destination at Fort William Henry. James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popularAmerican writer of the early 19th century. He is best remembered for his sea stories and his five histor ... Read more

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[Illinois] - [C Ropp and Sons], 1892 Book. Good. Hardcover. An illustrated guide ofthe World's Fair, Chicago, 1893. This work focuses on Chicago and many other locations of the World's Fair. The World's fair is a large international exhibition designed to showcase the achievements of nations. This work follows Chicago's 1893 exhibition and has many photographs of the buildingsin Chicago. The Chicago World's fair 1893 is was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrrival in the New World in 1492, and is famous as the backdrop for the activities of the serial killer H H Holmes. The text to this work outlines the World's Fair and provides a small insight into some earlier fairs as well. Unfortunately lacking title page and therefore any publishing information, details taken from Copac. Condition: In original red cloth binding with gilt stamping to the boards. Externally, sound with several patches of damp staining and a few tide marks to both boards. Severe ... Read more

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My Circular Notes

J F Campbell

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London - Macmillan and Co., 1876 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating travel work from the late nineteenth century. First thus, with the American edition published by Macmillan earlier the same year. A collections of extracts from J F Campbell's journals and letters sent home during his 1874 world tourtrip to America, Japan, China,Java, Ceylon and India. The trip was from July 1874 to July 1875. Illustrated, with 26 plates to volume Iand 17 plates to volume II. Complete in two volumes, bound as one. In a Bickers and Son prize binding for Christ Church Canterbury. John Francis Campbell was a renowned Scottish author and scholar who specialised in Celtic studies. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt stamping to the spine and board edges. Externally, generally smart with heavy rubbing to the spine, particularly at the head and tail. Minor rubbing to extremities. Spine has also faded in colour as expected. Prize bookplate to front pastedowwn from King's School Canterbury, awarded to W G Weeks ... Read more

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