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Evenings at Home

J Aikin, Mrs Barbauld

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London - Baldwin Craddock and Joy et al, 1823 Book. Good. Hardcover. The complete six volumes of the popular Evenings and Home series. Collated, complete. Ascarcechildren's text today, especiallyin its completesix volume state. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Written by J Aikin and his sister Mrs Barbauld these stories were intended to be read by and to children at night. This is the thirteenth edition of the text. The series Evenings at Home became a six volume series originallypublished over four years (1792-6). It is a very early example of children's literature and was heavily praised by prolific 19th Centurychildren's writer MariaEdgeworth. A lateVictorian writer,Mary Louisa Molesworthstated that this miscellany of stories, fables, dramas, poems and dialogues was one of the handful of books ownedbyevery family during her childhood. Condition: In quarter calf bindings. Externally, generally smart. Rubbing to the spines, part ... Read more

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The Place-Names of Surrey

J. E. B. Gover, A. Mawer and F. M. Stenton

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Cambridge - University Press, 1934 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A detailed referential text detailing the names of towns located in the county of Surrey. Volume XI from the English Place-Name Society. Featuring several detailedfolding maps of Surrey, neatly slotted into a compartment within the rear pastedown. Condition: In original blue cloth binding with gilt detailing to the spine. Externally, very light rubbing, and some sunning to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean throughout. Armorial bookplate and neat ink signature to the front pastedown, as well as a bookseller's label to the rear pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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Selden Society

J. H. Baker, Paul A. Brand & Samuel E. Thorne.

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- London - Seldon Society, 1986 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. Part of an illuminating collection ofpublications by the only learned society devoted to the study of English legal history. The society is named after the revered seventeenth-century legal historian John Selden, hailed by John Milton as the chief of learned men reputed in this land. Includes aplate showing Port's notes from the prosecution of Cardinal Wolsey in 1529and another plate with notes on Inner Temple learning exercises. Includes a treeillustrating the perigee of Port. Sir John Port was involved in the trials of Sir Thomas More, John Fisher and Anne Boleyn. The notes collected in this volume include letters to Thomas Cromwell as well as his last will and testament. Complete two volumes of reports from the lost notebooks of Sir James Dyer, from 1541-1581 with previously unprinted material and omissions from other printings. Sir James Dyer was a judge and Speaker of the House of Commons during the reign of Edward VI of England. Volu ... Read more

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Three Works by J. M. Barrie. A Window in Thrums, When a Man's Single, and My Lady Nicotine.

J. M. Barrie. A Window in Thrums, When a Man's Single, and My Lady Nicotine.

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09 - London - Hodder & Stoughton, 1901 Book. Good. Hardcover. A collection of three works by popular British novelist J. M. Barrie. Includes: A Window in Thrums from 1908, When a Man's Single from 1909, and My Lady Nicotine from 1901. A Window in Thrums is illustrated with eight plates by William Hole, R. S. A. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, slightly bumped, with water stains. Internally, generally firmly bound, clean, with browning. Overall: GOOD..

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ont> Blades, East and Blades : London, 1914 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). A delightful presentation copy of this historical look at the Norman Balliols in England. Illustrated throughout, with a frontispiece, four plates and numerous in-text diagrams, photographs, facsimile leafs and more. Collated, complete. This work is a presentation copy. with a very interesting inscription. It reads: ' C H J Ellis Esquire with the writers kind regards. Zepplin Day 9th Sept 1915 (sic). ' The reference to 'Zepplin Day' notes a major event during the First World War. This inscription was written on 9th September 1915 during the bombing of England by three Navy Zeppelins. Two were set to attack London whilst the third set course for Yorkshire. Only one reached London, L. 13. This attack, from the German perspective, was the most successful raid of the entire war. The Zeppelin, commanded by Heinrich Mathy, killed many people and caused hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage. This ... Read more

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nbsp;London -Cuthell and Martin, 1803 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. A medical work chiefly designed for the use of medical students. Complete in three volumesAlso includes a history of diseases and an account of the knowledge hitherto acquired with regard to the regular action of the different organs. First UK edition as translated from French. Condition: Rebound in full cloth bindings. Externally, sound with with wear to joints and bumping. There is also sunning to the spine. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound, generally bright and clean. There are also inkstamps to the titlepages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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C J Whitting, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The rare first and only edition of this history regarding Hengist Lodge, a masonic lodge in Bournemouth. With the bookplate of the Lodge of Harmony, Hants to the recto of front pastedown. The 'Lodge of Harmony' 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 a hand-coloured medal for the Lodge of Hengist to the title page. Written by C J Whitting, W M of the Lodge and J of the chapter. With a facsimile plate of the Royal Warrant for the lodge preceding the title page. Twenty illustrations total, collated complete. The first edition of this work. The Lodge of Hengist is lodge no 195 and was consecrated 23 November 1770. This history took Whitting six months to write and was written with the brethren of Lodge Hengist in mind as the primary audience. Condition: In the original full cloth binding. Externally, smart with light rubbing to the joints. Mino ... Read more

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C J Whitting, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. The first edition of this study of Hengist Lodge, a freemasonry lodge in Bournemouth England. Signed by the author, dedicated to another brother at the lodge to the recto of front endpaper. An advanced copy of the book, as stated by Whitting to the loosely inserted letter. The recipient seems to be one Edgar Goble. From the library of the Lodge of Harmony, Fareham. The 'Lodge of Harmony' 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 a hand-coloured medal for the Lodge of Hengist to the title page. Written by C J Whitting, W M of the Lodge and J of the chapter. With a facsimile plate of the Royal Warrant for the lodge preceding the title page. Twenty illustrations total, collated complete. The first edition of this work. The Lodge of Hengist is lodge no 195 and was consecrated 23 November 1770. This history took Whitting six mo ... Read more

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The Glugs of Gosh

C J Dennis

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ont> Angus & Robertson : London, 1919 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of poetry by humorous Australian poet, C J Dennis. Along with Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson, Dennis is often regarded as one of Australia's three most famous poets. This is an early edition of this collection, which was first published in 1917. Illustrated by Hal Gye. Several of these verses first appeared in Sydney work, 'The Bulletin' and one of Dennis' previous collections. Condition: In the original green cloth binding. Externally, bumped to the head and tail of spine as well as to the extremities. Light rubbing to the head and tail of spine. Bookseller's stamp to the front pastedown, Thacker and Co. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Scattered spots to the endpapers and heavier spotting to foredge. Foredge spotting only affects occasional pages. Overall Condition: Very Good.

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97., 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated work of military history, compiled and illustrated by Captain R. J. MacDonald Strictly limited to a printing of 1500 copies, with this particular volume appers to be one of the 300 volumes published for general sale. This particular work explores the dress of the Royal Regiment of Artillery from 1625 to 1869. Illustrated throughout by Captain R. J. MacDonald, this work documents the changes in military attire over a period of 200 years. Also included is a later supplement, dated 1925, entitled 'The Royal Regiment of Artillery', complied by Lieut. -Col J. H Leslie and Col. E. A. P. Hobday. With a list of subscribers to the rear of the volume. Collated, incomplete, with one plate lacking. 23 plates remain. This particular volume is ideal for those with a keen interest in military history, or indeed clothing designs of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Condition: In a quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally, worn. Heavy ... Read more

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London - Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., 1930 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A Royal Naval officer's account of his service in the Great War, blockading continental ports on the English Channel, supervising convoys in the Mediterranean, and participating in the development of enigmatic mystery towers, part of an ambitious plan to lessen Allied shipping losses to German submarines. With a foreword by Commander Carolyn Bellains, R. N. (Ret. ) Late Member of Parliament for Maidstone. From the Preface: My object in recording these events which came under my personal observation, and in which I took an active part, is to enable my countrymen to form a just estimate of various aspects of the Great War. Condition: In a black cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, generally smart with some rubbing and wear to the top and tail of the spine. Spine is also slightly cocked. Internally, pages are firmly bound. Front hinge is slightly tender. Pages are a little browned and foxed to predom ... Read more

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Accuracy

J. Castle Hall, Delivered in the Memorial Hall, London.

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London - Henry Good & Son, 1891 Book. Fair. Hardcover. A scarce copy of a lecture given by chartered accountant J. Castle Hall. Hall was a respectedauthor and fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. With institutional stamp to front title: 'Institute of Chartered Accountants Library'. Condition: Disbound. Binding to text block rather tender, attached by single cord in some places. Pages are very bright and clean with a couple of institutional stamps. Overall: FAIR..

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London- James Nisbet and Co., 1911 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of this theological study of man's relation to God. With chapters including Nature and Grace, Reason and Revelation, The Conception of God and much more. From the library of theological scholar David Palin. Condition: In a red cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some rubbing to the extremities and slight discolouration. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Hinges are slightly strained, but firm. Ink signatures to front pastedown. Pages are bright, though with some foxing to the endpapers and the occasional handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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University of Calcutta, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of this theological work dating from the early 1930s. 'Stephanos Nirmalendu Ghosh Lectures, 1930-31'. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, smart with some shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Light foxing to the endpapers but otherwise clean. Small tear to the upper margin of p. 121. Ink signature to the front pastedown, dated 1971. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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ont> Dennis Dobson : London, 1969 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An illustrated work based on the popular comedy film of the same title. The first edition of this work, held in the original price-clipped dustwrapper. This work is 'seen in turn through the eyes of each of the principal participants and, in the last stages, a commentator. The characters portrayed in the film. . . are depicted in drawings from Ronald Searle's notebook when on location. ' Ronald Searle was a British artist and satirical cartoon artist. He created the famous St Trinian's School and collaborated with Geoffrey Willans on the Molesworth series. Searle received many critical recognition for his work especially in America. He won the National Cartoonists Society's Advertising and Illustration Award in 1959 and 1965, The Reuben Award in 1960 and many more. Condition: In the original full cloth binding and held in original price-clipped dustwrapper. Externally, excellent with minor bumping to the head ... Read more

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The Titanic

E J Pratt

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ont> The Macmillan Company of Canada : Toronto, 1935 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A signed, first edition copy of this poem by Canadian poet Edwin John Dove Pratt, regarding the Titanic. An association copy, with a dedication by the author to one Fred Clarke, 'To my dear Friend Fred Clarke, with Happy reminiscences of fogs and clams, lectures and Henry Munns. ' The inscription is dated Feb 21, 1936. Edwin John Dove Pratt was a leading Canadian poet, who lived most of his life in Toronto. He was award winning, having earned the accolade of 'Governor General's Award' for poetry. This poem is a retelling of the well-known tragedy, the sinking of the RMS Titanic. With photographs of iceburgs as the frontispiece to this work. A lengthy poem, this work traces the maiden voyage of the ship, from its departure from Southampton to its fateful collision on the 15 April 1912. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, excellent condition with minor shelfwe ... Read more

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My Tropic Isle

E J Banfield

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New York - Appleton, 1924 Book. Good. Hardcover. One of the charming accounts of Edmund Banfield, concerning his life on Dunk Island off North Queensland. Having left his job as a journalist due to ill health, Banfield and his wife obtained a 30 year lease of 320 acres of land on Dunk Island on the 4th of January 1900. His books give an account of their solitary but idyllic life in that tropical environment. With many plates of photographs, showing the island, its flora, fauna, and occasionally visitors. Condition: In the original cloth with gilt titles to the front board and spine. Externally, with some light rubbing to the extremities. The head and tail of the spine are bumped and worn. The spine is a little damaged near the head, but with no loss. There is also some marking to the spine. Internally, age-toned but otherwise clean. Generally firmly bound. Overall: GOOD.

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The Kaiser's Garland

Edmund J Sullivan

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ont> William Heinemann : London, 1915 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of cartoons about the German Kaiser, by the Art Nouveau artists Edmund Sullivan. Incomplete with forty plates out of forty-four. Missing four plates, pages 37, 43, 73, and 79. A collection of cartoons by Edmund Sullivan, a book illustrator who worked largely in the Art Nouvea style. At the time he was working in the late nineteenth century, book illustrations were on the rise, with authors like Charles Dickens' having etchings in all of their novels. He illustrated many books, including 'The French Revolution' by Thomas Carlyle. Prior owner's pencil signature to the head of the title page, 'Josef Faulkner, London'. Condition: In the original publisher's cloth binding. externally, smart. Loss to the tail of the spine, resulting in the tail of the hinges starting. Light bumping to the head of the spine and to the extremities. Minor markings and shelfwear to the boards. Offsetting to the recto of the fro ... Read more

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The E J Oxenham Omnibus

Elsie J Oxenham

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ont> Collins' Clear-Type Press : London, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A selection of three novels by Elsie J Oxenham from her 'Abbey' series. Comprising of 'The Abbey Girls Win Through', 'The Abbey Girls at Home' and 'The Abbey Girls Play Up'. First thus, the first edition of these works together in one volume. Complete with the scarce, unclipped dustwrapper. Elsie Jeanette Dunkerley, known under her pen name 'Oxenham' was best known for her Abbey series of 38 titles. Oxenham is considered a major figure among girls' story writers at the start of the twentieth century. This work is undated, dated using Copac. Condition: In original cloth binding and held in scarce original dustwrapper. Externally, very smart with bumping to the head and tail of spine. Minor rubbing to the tail of spine resulting in a small loss. Small amount of bumping to the extremities. Crease to the spine of work. Dustwrapper is generally smart with chipping to the head ... Read more

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ont> Cassell and Company, Limited : London, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A three volume set of William Shakespeare's timeless works from Nicolaus Delius' texts. Presenting the plays of William Shakespeare in chronological order, this compendium of the great bard's works takes from the texts of Nicolaus Delius, a philologist and distinguished student of Shakespeare's writings. Although the exact timeline of Shakespeare's works is rightfully open to conjecture, this set presents them according to the research of Delius, which highlights The Bard's own growth in poetry and art. The most complete works of Shakespeare's before the public at the time, 'The Two Noble Kinsmen' and 'Edward III' are also included as Shakespeare is thought to have contributed much to them. Three volume set. With 68 monochrome plates across three volumes, collated complete. A celebration of England's greatest playwright, this extraordinary collection showcases Shakespeare's work ... Read more

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