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ondon Trubner and Co., 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. The first French edition of Catherine II of Russias memoirs, with a preface from Aleksandr Herzen. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Direct from the Widdrington library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland, with a pencil shelfmark to the front free-endpaper. In French. With a bookseller label for E. Charlton to the rear pastedown. Catherine II, Empress of Russia, 1729-1796. Aleksandr Ivanovich Herzen, 1812 1870, was a Russian pro-Western writer and thinker known as the father of Russian socialism, and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The cloth to the rear hinge is split. There is only mild wear to the extremities, with just mild bumping. Internally the pages have some browning and occasional foxing, prominent to the first and last few pages. Overall the condition is very good..

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Chalmers I Paton, 1873 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A very scarce first edition copy of this analysis of symbolism, religious nature and the law of perfection in the context of Freemasonry. From the library of the 'Lodge of Harmony', Fareham. This lodge was first warranted in 1796 and is lodge no 309. The lodge of Harmony merged with moderns to become the United Grand Lodge of England. With an inscription to the half-title stating Presented by G S Waterlow Esq. Stamp for the library to the half-title also. The author of this work also wrote 'Freemasonry in Relation to Civil Authority and the Family Circle' and 'Origin of Freemasonry'. Paton notes to the preface that 'nothing contained in it (this work) is exclusively applicable to any one jurisdiction, to any particular race of men or to any particular part of the world. It is one of the chief excellences of Freemasonry that it is adapted to all the world, and accordingly it extends over all the world wherever civili ... Read more

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Ducatus Lancastriae

command of His Majesty King William IV

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London - Printed by command of His Majesty King William IV, 1834 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. One large folio volume bound in quarter leather with red cloth. Usually found as single volumes (as here) would command up to 400 as set of five. This records commission publication is a calendar to the Pleadings in the Duchy of Lancaster from the fourteenth year to the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Please note this is Volume Three only. Condition: The binding is reasonably firm with the boards and all internal pages attached, although the front hinge has split and been professionally reinforced. There issome wear to the extremities includingfading, marks and tears to the cloth, bumping to the corners andfraying to the leather spine, particularly to the top. Internally the pages are generally clean with theoccasional brown spotor handling mark. The half title is badly spotted, creased and slightly torn. There is a barcode stickeron the rear endpaper and a number on the spine but no other signs that this has bee ... Read more

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ont> S Lazari : Venetiis; Venice, 1837 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully bound copy of Nerses IV the Gracious' daily prayer collection. Being twenty-four prayers in twenty-four languages from this Armenian Catholic divine. With a frontispiece of Nerses. Nerses IV the Gracious was the Catholicos of Armenia, or chief bishop and spiritual leader of the Armenian church from 1163 to 1173. The twenty four prayers to this volume have been widely translated worldwide. His 'Havatov Khosdovaneem' or 'I Confess with Faith' is the most translated. Several of his poems have been adopted for use in the Armenian Hymnal and Divine Liturgy. Nerses' writings earned him the appellation Shnorhali from his contemporaries due to the irenic quality of his writings. He is often referred to as the 'Fenelon of Armenia' as he made great effort to draw the Armenian church from isolation. He was recognised as a Saint by the Catholic Church and by the Armenian Apostolic Church. The Catholic Churc ... Read more

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London and New York - John Tallis and Company, 1851 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce and beautifully illustrated mid nineteenth century children's guide to natural history. With bookseller's labels for Watkins, Castle Square, Swansea, to the front pastedowns. Featuring over 300 coloured engravings. With an illustrated titlepage and afold out frontispiece to Volume I. With ink inscriptions to the front blanks reading: 'Sarah Mary Bourne. Tything, Worcester. June 1st 1853. The Gift of her Affectionate Father and Mother'. DatedfromCopac. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In uniform half calf bindings. Externally, some shelfwear. The hinges are slightly strained and have been previously reinforced. Internally, generally firmly bound, although the 'St Bernard Dog' plate is detached but present. Occasional light foxing to pages and plates. Loss to lower outer corner of Index of Volume II. There are professional repairs to the fold out frontispiece. The 'Quail' plate in Volume I ... Read more

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ont>, 1793 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this guide to Bath, Bristol Hot-Wells, The River Avon and the adjacent countryside. Illustrated, with many aquatint plates. Sixteen plates total, according with the list to the rear by John Hassell. These rich illustrations depict the areas discussed in the text. A collaborative work, by J Ibbetson, J Laporte and J Hasell. Collated, complete. In a full morocco binding. A charming guide to Bath and beyond, which describes the journey from London to the West Country before delving into the soil, waters, history, antiquities, public buildings, amusements and more of Bath. The authors then go on to discuss Bristol Hot-Wells, The River Avon, Gloucester, Tintern and further afield around the South West. Condition: In a full straight grain morocco binding. Externally, very smart with heavy rubbing to the spine and to the extremities. Several handling marks to the boards. Small split to the head of front joint. Internally, firmly bound. Pa ... Read more

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Kobenhavn - Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag, 1901 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A highly influential work of victorian theatre by prolific playwright Henrik Ibsen. Written in its original Norwegian form. Translated as A Doll's House it was the first of its kind to to challenge the 19th Century marriage norms. Ibsen is often referred to as the father of prose drama and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theatre. Condition: In original cloth binding with gilt design to the front board. Externally, smart with verylight rubbing to spine. Front hinge is very slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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Oslo, Copenhagen - Gyldendalske Boghandel, 1909 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The posthumous writings of Henrik Ibsen, the father of modern theatre,published in Danish. In smart crushed morocco, looking lovely on the shelf. Complete in Three Volumes. In Danish. Edited by Halvdan Koht and Julius Elias. With a facsimile title page of Volume Three. Condition: In a half crushed morocco binding. Externally, near fine, with just minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, with marginal browning, and with spots and marks to the first and last few pages. There are some small closed tears to the edges of the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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Dowland Castle

Walter Stafford Northcote Iddesleigh

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he Gentlewoman Magazine, 1907 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce copy of this work by the Earl of Iddesleigh. In it's serial form as published in The Gentlewoman Magazine in the same year as the first edition, bound in one volume. Condition: In a cloth biding. Externally, smart with some rubbing and lightly bumped to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright with occasional spots. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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ont> Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans : London, 1855 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An uncommon first edition copy of this fascinating guide on shooting for young sportsmen, with additional attention to given such other sports as boating, sailing, and sea-loch fishing. Featuring a tipped in bookplate of a 'Alexander Fairlie Cuningham', possibly from the line of Fairlie-Cuninghame baronets. With publisher's advertisements to the rear of the text. In a signed Westleys binding, rebacked, with original cloth boards and spine preserved. Condition: Rebacked, with original cloth boards and spine preserved. Externally, minor bumping to extremities. Slight fading to spine and extremities of boards. The odd small handling mark to boards. Hinges slightly split and strained, more severe to rear hinge. Prior owner's bookplate tipped to front pastedown. Bookseller's label tipped to front pastedown, with binders label tipped to rear pastedown. Light tidemark to upper extremity of endpa ... Read more

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London - Harper Collins, 2004 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A fascinating first edition of this novel on the young Julius Caesar. It tells the story of his gathering of troops in North Africa and a new threat, Spartacus. Conn Iggulden (1971 -) is a British author of historical fiction. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, smart. Some light marking to boards and slight bumping to extremities. Very light spotting to first front free end-papers. Dustwrapper unclipped with some edgewear and handling marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED withNEAR FINEdustwrapper..

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ont> Joannis Caspari Bencard : Not Stated, 1746 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The third edition of this Latin collection of Catholic sermons, written by the obscure Catholic priest Joseph Ignatz Claus. In the original Latin. The third edition of this work. Volume one only, incomplete as volume one out of a four volume set. This work is a quarto, the signatures running as )(4, )()(2, a-d4, e1, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Zzz4. A collection of Catholic sermons. The contents pages shows each sermon, detailed with the theme of the sermon, the bible passage they are referring to, and a short synopsis for easy browsing for the reader. This was the author's major work. Written by Joseph Ignatz Claus, a Catholic priest. He was known for his sermon literatures in German and Latin. He was ordained in Augsburg in 1717. His grave is in the Augsburg Cathedral. Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'Ex Bibliotheca Seminarii S. Joannis', with ink inscriptions to the bookplate. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto t ... Read more

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ont> E. J. Brill : Leiden, 1971 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. A excellent copy of this fascinating work regarding Islamic theology by noted scholar Dr Ignaz Goldziher. The first English edition of the work. First published in 1883 in German. Translated from the original German by Wolfgang Behn. Scarce. Dr Ignaz Goldziher was a Hungarian scholar of Islam, who, along with German scholar Theodor Noideke and Dutch scholar Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje is considered the founder of modern Islam studies. Goldziher travelled through Syria, Palestine and Egypt, keeping a detailed personal record of his reflections and travel records. During his time there he also attended many lectures of Muslim sheiks, learning much about the religion. Goldziher was an advocate of the Islamic faith, despite himself being a devout Jew, in a time where holding such a view caused great difficulty both for his scholarly and personal life. As such, his work reflects the mind of a scholar intent on providing an objective view o ... Read more

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Rouli Scoti?

command of His Majesty King George III

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mp; 1819 - London - Printed by command of His Majesty King George III, 1814 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. Volumes I and II of the Rotuli Scoti. Bound in calf with gilt lettering and armorial decoration. First edition. Volumes I and II complete. ScarceThe Rotuli Scoti are an important collection of records, illustrative of the political transactions between England and Scotland in the year 1291 to 1509. They were edited by Mr Macpherson, Mr Caley and Mr Illingworth. Condition: The binding of the text blocks are firm. The boards are detached. The front free endpaper of volume one is detached. There is some wear to the extremities, including some loss to the leather. Internally the pages are bright and generally clean with some intermittent spotting. Overall the condition is very good..

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Sardanapalus,A Tragedy

ronVolume III

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23 - London - John Murray, 1821 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of Sardanapalus, The Two Foscari, and Cain with Volume III of The Works of Byron. Bound in calf leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Rebacked, with the original boards and spine laid down. Uniform binding. With an armorial nameplate for Robert Thompson on the front pastedowns. With an armorial nameplate for William Thompson on the rear pastedown of Sardanapalus. George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, FRS, 17881824, was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. He is regarded as one of the greatest European poets and remains widely read and influential, both in the English-speaking world and beyond. Byron's fame rests not only on his writings but also on his life. He was famously described by Lady Caroline Lamb as mad, bad, and dangerous to know. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some mild bumping and rubbing. The top of the spine leat ... Read more

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Children's Children

Gertrude Bone (Signed)and Muirhead Bone (Illustrator)

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London - Duckworth & Co, 1908 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. A first edition, limited, copy of Gertrude Bones' Children's Children. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Number 62 of 215 as stated to the verso of half-title page. Signed by Muirhead Bone, the illustrator. With numerous illustrations throughout, both full page and vignette. Children's Children is a collaboration between Gertrude Bone, formerly Gertrude Dodd, and her husband, the printmaker and draughtsman, Sir Muirhead Bone. Both collaborated on a number of works including Old Spain and Days in Old Spain. Condition: In vellum-like gilt stamped paper covered boards. Externally, very smart. Handling marks and slight discolouringto boards. Internally, firmlybound. Pages are generally bright and clean throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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The Inconstant Moon

Noel Langley and Ronald Searle (Illustrator)

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London - Arthur Barker, 1949 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A fictionalnovel by Noel Langley. The first edition. With illustrations by Ronald Searle, regarded to the flyleaf as 'one of the most brilliant of the new post-war artists and illustrators. This work deals with Dante's love for Beatrice and focuses on a young Dante. Noel Langley was a South African novelist, screenwriter and director. He is known for writing the screen-play which formed the basis for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Condition: In original cloth covered boards and held in original dustwrapper. Externally, very smart. Small amount of rubbing to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Further light rubbing to the joints. Dustwrapper is chipped to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Loss to the head of front wrap and to the head and tail of rear wrap due to chipping. Further loss to the head and tail of spine. Marks to the wraps. Tape repairs internally to works. Bookseller's label ... Read more

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A Dog Day

Walter Emanuel and Cecil Aldin (Illustrator)

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London - William Heinemann, 1950 Book. VERY GOOD in a G. Hardcover. A pocket sized juvenile work. Scarce in original dustwrapper which is preserved in brodart wrap. A Dog Day is a description of a day in the life of a dog. It is written as the diary of the dog with new entries every few minutes. Examples include '10-10. 15 Wagged Tail'. The story follows the mischief he causes, interactions with the house cat and with the 'Browns' the humans of the house. Illustrated throughout, from drawings by Cecil Aldin depicting the humorous dog during his various activities. Cecil Aldin was a British artist and illustrator. He was best known for his paintings and sketches of animals, sports and rural life. His main media was chalk, pencil and wash sketching. This work is a humorous title with charming illustrations. This is a new edition of the work, which was originally published in 1902 and then reprinted 15 times before this one. Walter Emanuel was a UK solicitor and author. He wrote several articles ... Read more

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The Open Window

E. Temple Thurston and Charles Robinson [illustrator]

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London - Chapman and Hall, 1913 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An uncommon first edition of E. Temple Thurston's The Open Window, illustrated by Charles Robinson. Thurston was and Anglo-Irish poet, playwright and author, perhaps known best for his novel The City of Beautiful Nonsense, which was adapted into film twice. Contains illustrative plates and vignettes throughout. Condition: In cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, there is wear to the extremities , boards and backstrip, as well as sunning tobackstrip. Internally, the pages firmly bound and are bright and cleanthroughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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The Grey Men

C Hamilton Ellis and Gilbert Dunlop (Illustrator)

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sp;- London - Oxford University Press, 1939 Book. Hardcover. A novel by English railway writer Cuthbert Hamilton-Ellis. Ellis was an Associate of the Institute of Locomotive Engineers and he covered a broad range of railway subjects in his books. This work combines Ellis' knowledge of the railways with his creative spark. Lacking dustwrapper, which is not uncommon. Frontispiece has been removed. An authors note states that the characters and a few places described in this work are imaginary and 'although the railway companies and certain engines are also fictitious the railways themselves and the various engineering works concerned are real. The West Highland Line is there to be explored, though the author does not recommend a walk across Rannoch Moor in a storm. ' Condition: In publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Cloth had faded and has several handling marks. Bumping to the extremities in addition to the head and tail of spine. Patches of light rubbing to the joints. Inte ... Read more

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