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  • Edition: First edition.
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Paris - M. Carriere et al, 1825 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce first edition of this French economic text with a focus on the goldsmithing trade. Featuring eight plates depicting goldsmiths' marks. Coveringgoldsmithing laws and ordinances, hallmarks, warranties, and counterfeit money. This work appears tobe complete in one volume, witha second edition published in 1838. In French. Condition: In a half pigskin binding with marbled boards. Externally, slightly rubbed, with rear joint starting. Internally, firmly bound. Bright, with foxing throughout, prominent to margins. Light foxing to plates. Occasional ink line annotation to margins. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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  • Edition: First edition.
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London - John Murray, 1909 Book. NEAR. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. A history of England, illustrated with fold-out maps and plates. First edition. A presentation copy from Rossall School, awarded in 1910 to J. G. Barr. With a presentation label to front pastedown and the school motto to boards. The fourth and final volume of Charles Robert Leslie Fletcher's introduction to English history for students. With maps of the World, India, Europe andthe Low Countries, a fold-out illustration of the Battle of Trafalgar and a plan of the Battle of Waterloo. Condition: In a tree calf presentation binding. Externally, lovely condition withthe slightest cracking to front joint and shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: NEARFINE.

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ondon- L.Tallis, 1860 Book. Good. Hardcover. This is a scarce set of this valuable topographical text. Complete in two volumes. An edition of England and Wales delineated by Thomas Dugdale which is published in parts. Volume I contains parts I and II, Volume II contains parts III andIV. Withvarious engravings and coloured maps. Edited by E. L. Blanchard, an English writer best known for his contributions to Drury Lane Pantomime. Condition: In contemporary quarter calf bindings. Externally, rubbed with bumping to extremities. Marks to boards. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages foxed throughout. Overall: GOOD.

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  • Edition: First edition.
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d Other Poems, 1919 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce limited edition of poems by E L Thomas. Limited to 500 copies, printed on hand-made paper. First edition. The poems were written while Thomas was on active service in France. Though childlike in subject, the poems were not intended for children, and instead as a celebration of nature, and a reflection on the destruction caused by the war. Condition: In paper covered boards in the original dustwrapper. Externally, smart with just some browning to the boards and light rubbing. Dustwrapper chipped with light rubbing and sunning. Offsetting to first and last pages, lacking endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED in VERY GOOD dustwrapper..

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A Short

E. S. L .Cosens.

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Weymouth - Sherren & Son, 1927 Book. Good. Hardcover. A scarce editon of this history of Weymouth. Illustrated frontispiece of King Geroge III at Weymouth with illustrated plates throughout. The book details the derivation of the name Weymouth, the Black Death, St. Nicholas Chapel, the Charter of James I and much more. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound with some dampstaining to boards. Corners bumped. Internally, firmly bound withlight foxing to pastedowns andclosed tear to pages 43-46, otherwise pages bright and clean. Overall: GOOD..

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English Thought 1860-1900

L. E. Elliott-Binns, D.D., F.R.Hist.S

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00, 1956 Book. NEAR FINE with a. Hardcover. First edition.. English Thought 1860-1900 The Theological Aspect by L. E. Elliott-Binns. In unclipped dustwrapper. First edition. Providing the sequel to Canon Storr's well-known study of the subject down to 1860. With D. A. Palin's ink inscription dated 1959to front pastedown, notes to front free endpapers,and further sheet of notes inserted by book reviewer David A. Palin. Condition: In a cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, in excellent condition but with minorwear to extremities and very odd slight marks to boards. Dustwrapper has occasional slight chipping,a closed tearand handling marks. Internally, generally firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE with a GOOD dustwrapper.

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d March 1809, 1809 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this report which instigated a great Georgian scandal whilst the British were at war with France. This inquiry was pursued by Mr Wardle, who served as a soldier in Sir William Watkins Wynn's Ancient British Regiment of light dragoons. He had a great interest in and wished to end corruption in the army. Wardle alleged that the mistress of Frederick, Duke of York, Mary Anne Clarke was promising promotions to officers in return for money. Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany was the then commander in chief of the Army. Wardle's continued pressing of his case led to the duke's resignation as commander-in-chief. Due to his parliamentary privilege Wardle was able to fight against the government's libel action against the press which was intended to prevent the accusations against the Duke from becoming public. Four pages of publisher's adverts to the rear. Frontis and twelve plates. Collated, complete. This ... Read more

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Bonapartism

H. A. L. Fisher

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Oxford - Clarendon Press, 1914 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A political history book by H. A. L. Fisher. First edition, second impression. Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher (21 March 1865 18 April 1940) was an English historian, educator, and Liberal politician. He served as President of the Board of Education in David Lloyd George's 1916 to 1922 coalition government. Condition: In a paper covered binding. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear and sunning to spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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ONT>, 1932 Book. Good. Hardcover. A record of the resignation speech of the Right Hon. H. A. L. Fisher from his post as the President of the British academy. Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher (1865 1940) was an English historian, educator, and Liberal politician. He served as President of the Board of Education in David Lloyd George's 1916 to 1922 coalition government. He was the eighth person to hold the title of President of the British Academy, or the British Academy for the Promotion of Historical, Philosophical and Philological Studies, and affectionately references his predecessor, The Earl of Balfour, during his speech. From the proceedings of the British Academy. Volume XVIII. Very scarce. Condition: Bound in paper wraps. Externally, a little browned and chipped to the extremities but otherwise sound. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with just the occasional mark or spot here and there. Overall: GOOD..

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Republican Rome

H L Havell

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ondon- George G Harrap, 1914 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of this comprehensive history of Rome. With 65 plates and 12 maps, five of which are folding. H L Havell was an English author and translator. He tragically died during the publication of this, his final and most comprehensive work, in a fatal cycling accident. Condition: In a full morocco binding with gilt detailing to the spine and front board. Externally, smart with light rubbing to extremities to the spine. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and with spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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The Pewter Collector

H. J. L. J. Masse

  • Book condition: NEAR FINE in a N
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London - Barrie & Jenkins, 1971 Book. NEAR FINE in a N. Hardcover. An edition of The Pewter Collector. A guide to British pewter with some reference to foreign work. H. J. L. J. Masse revised with additions by Ronald F. Michaelis. A new, up-to-date, in part substantially re-written, edition of this popular work on antique pewter, originally published in 1921. Condition: In an orange cloth binding ina clipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart with just minor shelfwear. Dustwrapper is smart with just minor edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE in a NEAR FINE dustwrapper. If you want to keep an eye on what is coming up, just add us to yourfavourites list!.

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The Material Culture of Social Institutions of the Simpler Peoples

L. T. Hobhouse, G. C. Wheeler and M. Ginsberg

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London - Chapman and Hall, 1930 Book. VERY GOOD with V. Hardcover. The Material Culture of Social Institutions of the Simpler Peoples An Essay in Correlation by L. T. Hobhouse, G. C. Wheeler and M. Ginsberg. In unclipped dustwrapper. The introduction and first two chapters were previouslypublished in the Sociological Review, 1915, and are here reprinted. Contents include: An Introduction on The Problem; and chapters on The Stages of Economic Culture; Government and Justice; The Family; War and Social Structure and a bibligraphy to rear, all the chapters have appendixes. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight bumping and wear to extremities and marks to boards. Dustwrapper has staining and slight closed tear and minor edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with foxing to endpapers and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD with VERY GOOD dustwrapper.

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ont> Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green : London, 1831 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very smart third edition copy of this educational guide to botany. Illustrated with many detailed vignette illustrations. This work has chapters on root vegetables, fruit, shrubs, plant families, minute trees, fungi, holly, flowers and much more. Here Drummond provides a practical guide to botany, with an index to the rear to assist in finding the information you seek. To the preface Drummond notes that this intention of this work has been to 'unite the technicalities of Botany a considerable share of interesting or entertaining information on many parts of the vegetable kingdom'. In a fine calf binding. James Lawson Drummond was an Irish physician, naturalist and botanist. Following a long career as a surgeon in the Royal Navy Drummond studied medicine in Edinburgh. Later in his career he became the Professor of Botany at the Belfast Academical Institution. A charming, and informative guide for the amateur and p ... Read more

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The Devil's Wind

Major-General G. L. Verney

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1956 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A dramatic historical account of events surrounding the Indian Mutiny of the 1850s. First edition. With three maps and numerous illustrations. Small bookplate od previous owner to front pastedown, initialled D. M. Condition: In a cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, Generally smart with very slight marks to front board. Dustwrapper shows minimal wear with a very small closed tear to bottom edge. internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper.

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London - Clarendon Press, 1989 Book. Fine. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce first edition of P L Heyworth's Letters of Humfrey Wanley. A librarian and palaeographer, Humfrey Wanley was the first keeper of the Harlein Library, now part of the British Library, and was a scholar of Anglo-Saxon language. Condition: In a cloth binding with gilded title. Externally, in excellent condition. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: FINE..

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ont> Lovell Reeve and Co. : London, 1867 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A wonderful first edition guide to falling stars by British scientist and violinist T. L. Phipson. This very scarce accessible guide to all that falls to our earth from space, written by celebrated British scientist and violinist Thomas Lamb Phipson, compiles a popular exposition of the subject matter, taken from the author's astronomical observations and other scientific findings of the time, presented in an easily understood work designed for the general population. First edition. With monochrome vignette illustrations throughout. A wonderful introduction to the science behind falling stars, Phipson's 'Meteors, Aerolites, And Falling Stars' brought the enchanting world of space down to an eager layman audience. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding, with gilt stamped decoration to the front board. Externally, generally very smart, with shelf wear to the head and tail of the spine and ex ... Read more

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Taunton - The Wessex Press, 1953 Book. Good. Hardcover. The Story of the Doones in Fact, Fiction and Photo by L. B. Thornycroft with a foldout mapThe Story of the Doones as seen on map of the Exmoor District. ' With thirty-six illustrations including some photographs in black and white. Third edition, fourth impression. About the Doone family from Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor is a novel by English author Richard Doddridge Blackmore, published in 1869. It is a romance based on a group of historical characters and set in the late 17th century in Devon and Somerset. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, generally smart but with slight edgewear to extremities and the odd slight stain to front boards. Rear hinge failed. Internally, text block firmly bound. Brightand generally clean throughout with only the odd slight mark. Closed tears to map. Overall: GOOD.

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Decade

V. A. L

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Frome and London - Butler and Tanner, 1938 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). A collection of poems, dedicated to Eve. With a foreword by Fay Inchfawn. Author's presentation copy, inscribed to H. B. W. 25th March 1938, with the note A slim successor to my Cotswold Corn, mainly personal to Eve: republished with her permission, in a limited edition. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, sound with slight curling and very small closed tears to front board. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean but with mark to final page. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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My Life, and A Few Yarns

Vice-Admiral H. L. Fleet

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ont> George Allen and Unwin Ltd : London, 1922 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition copy of this autobiographical naval work by Admiral H. L. Fleet, in the publisher's original cloth binding. First edition. A first hand account of the naval career of the Admiral H. L. Fleet. Joining the navy in 1864, this work charts life as a sailor in Queen Victoria's naval fleet. Filled with a vast selection of humour anecdotes, this work offers a real insight into the Navy of the late 19th century. With an illustrated frontispiece of 'The Constance' naval ship. Bound in the publisher's original cloth binding. With an illustrated frontispiece. Condition: In the publisher's original full cloth binding. Externally bumped and rubbed to the head and tail of the extremities. Light sunning to the spine. Split to the cloth to the rear joint. Mark to the front board. Light spots to the top, bottom and fore edge. Offsetting to the rear endpaper, with the front endpaper lacking, havi ... Read more

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ont> Edward Arnold : London, 1909 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A finely bound, excellent copy of this analytical angling work, regarding Scotland. The first edition of this work. A standard work in the genre of Salmon angling. In a beautiful binding, with gilt stamping to the spine. Blind stamp to the title page for 'Office de Biologie', with a stock number stamp to the verso of title page. Illustrated, with a coloured frontispiece and three further coloured plates. With thirty-four black and white plates, in addition to eighteen maps. A profusely illustrated, and very detailed study. Calderwood notes to the preface that this is not merely a description of various rivers and Lochs of Scotland. He also discusses the conservation and improvement of salmon fisheries. Condition: In a half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Blind stamp to the title page for 'Office de Biologie', with a stock number stamp to the verso of title pag ... Read more

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