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The Angels of Mons. The Bowmen and other legends of the war.
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The Angels of Mons. The Bowmen and other legends of the war.

by Machen, Arthur

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First edition. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. London. 1915. Small octavo. 86pp. Original pictorial card boards, cracked and chipped to top and base of spine. With original publisher's adverts on the rear. Offsetting to free endpapers. London Standard March 21st 1986 clipping: letter from Rita Tait, instigator of the Arthur Machen Society loosely inserted.

Arthur Machen (1863-1947) Author, mystic, supernaturalist, psychogeographer, magic realist. Born Arthur Llewelyn Jones in Caerleon.

The origin of the legend of the Angels of Mons. Machen maintained it was a fiction.
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Travels in the island of Iceland, during the summer of the year MDCCCX
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Travels in the island of Iceland, during the summer of the year MDCCCX

by Mackenzie, Sir George Steuart

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First edition. Printed by Thomas Allan and Company for Archibald Constable and Company et al. Edinburgh. 1811. Quarto. xvii, (2), 491, (1) Directions to the Binder. 15 engraved plates (eight mounted (as issued) hand-coloured aquatints, one large folding view of Reikiavik), four folding tables, 2 maps: engraved map of Iceland, large (58cm x 45cm), folding hand coloured map of the Southwest coast of Iceland drawn by Sir G. S. Mackenzie Bart., F.R.S.E., text engravings. Handsome later half calf, marbled boards, spine in 6 compartments with raised bands, gilt lettering, rules, and tooling. Original marbled endpapers, small area unmarbled (printing fault) to lower corner of ffep. Armorial Bookplate to fep. Slight spotting to Title and Preface. Occasional minor spotting. Specimen pressed fern loosely inserted at p.192-3, with light transference. A very bright handsome volume.
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Among Hostile Hordes. A story of the Tai-Ping Rebellion
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Among Hostile Hordes. A story of the Tai-Ping Rebellion

by Marchant, Bessie

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Gall and Inglis. London and Edinburgh. nd. [c.1901]. Octavo. 332pp. Frontispiece, 10 further engraved plates. Original pictorial cloth, gilt and black lettering to spine and upper board. Motif to lower board in black. Ffep removed, light ghosting from inscription to verso of frontispiece. Edges spotted, lightly toned. Light rubbing to extremeties. Inscription "J. F. Bishop, Sizecroft Cottage, Kilpeck, Nr Hereford" to verso frontispiece.
Bessie Marchant (1862 - 1941) Prolific adventure novelist.
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A Portrait of Shooting
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A Portrait of Shooting

by Marchington, John

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Limited edition. Number 974/1100. Antony Atha Publishers and The Game Conservancy. Rugby. 1979. Quarto. 252pp. 12 colour plates, numerous black and white illustrations. Original quarter green morocco, gilt. In original green cloth slipcase. A lovely copy.
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Ceylon: a general description of the island and its inhabitants; with an historical sketch of the...
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Ceylon: a general description of the island and its inhabitants; with an historical sketch of the conquest of the Colony by the English.

by Marshall, Henry

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William H Allen. London. 1846. 8vo. xvi, 287pp. Map, coloured in outline, frontis., engraved sketch plan of Kandy. Later full cloth, with the spine in six compartments, gilt lettering, paying homage to the original cloth binding. New endpapers. Pages untrimmed. Lightly toned. Occasional light pencil marginal annotation.
Henry Marshall (1775-1851), MD, FRSE, Naturalist, Historian, served in Ceylon from 1809-1821. Appendix X contains his eyewitness account of the execution of Kappitipola in November 1818, whose cranium Marshall took back to the museum of the Phrenological Society of Edinburgh. "The fate of Kappitipola resembled that of Sir William Wallace, the beloved champion of Scotland".
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On the Paris Commune

On the Paris Commune

by Marx, Karl & Engels, Frederick

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Third printing. Progress Publishers. Moscow. 1980. 8vo. 357pp. Original hardcover, with original dust wrapper, vgc.
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Natalie Maisie and Pavilastukay
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Natalie Maisie and Pavilastukay: Two tales in verse

by Masefield, John

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First edition. William Heinemann Ltd. London. 1942. Octavo. 56pp. Original blue cloth, faded and spotted, rubbed to extremities. Inscribed 'To Gilbert Murray from John Masefield. April 1942' to ffep.Two associated signed letters loosely inserted: One from Masefield to My dear Murray. Headed notepaper Burcote Brook Abingdon.The second, Headed notepaper Magdalen College Oxford, from George W. Baer to Mrs Gately, Christmas, 1957.
Masefield, John Edward (1878–1967)
Murray, (George) Gilbert Aimé (1866–1957)Professor George W. Baer University of California, Peace Fellow at Stanford Hoover Institution. Author.


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Gautama the Enlightened and other verse
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Gautama the Enlightened and other verse

by Masefield, John

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First edition. William Heinemann Ltd. London. 1941. Octavo. 62pp. Original blue cloth, faded, slightly bumped and worn to edges.Inscribed 'For Gilbert Murray from John Masefield. Christmas. 1941' to ffep.Two associated letters loosely inserted:One, headed Burcote Brook, handwritten from Masefield to 'My dear Murray'. [Gilbert Murray]The second, headed Magdalen College Oxford, dated 1957 from George W. Baer to Aunt Emmie.Masefield, John Edward (1878–1967)
Murray, (George) Gilbert Aimé (1866–1957)Professor George W. Baer University of California, Peace Fellow at The Hoover Institution Stanford. Author.
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Lettres d'un voyageur à l'embouchure de la Seine
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Lettres d'un voyageur à l'embouchure de la Seine: Contenant des détails historiques, anecdotiques et statistiques sur les contrées de la Normandie connues sous le nom de pays de Caux, de Lieuvin et de Roumois, dans les départemens de la Seine-Inférieure, du Calvados et de l�

by Masson de Saint-Amand, Amand-Narcisse

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Chez Guibert. Paris. 1828. First edition. Octavo. [4]. 280pp. Coloured frontispiece, coloured map. Contemporary silked cloth, leather label, gilt lettering. A little rubbed, bumped and faded. Pages untrimmed, foxed, with water staining to upper margins. Signature M. Griffiths to ffep.

Amand-Narcisse Masson de Saint-Amand, (1794-1831) Letters of a traveller at the mouth of the Seine, containing historical information, trivia and statistics on the regions of Normandy of Caux, of Lieuvin and Roumois, in the departments of the Lower Seine, Calvados and Eure. Scarce.
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The Floral Register; containing figures and descriptions of nearly all tender and hardy plants,...
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The Floral Register; containing figures and descriptions of nearly all tender and hardy plants, which have been lately introduced to, and cultivated in Great Britain.

by Maund, Benjamin

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Simkin and Marshall; Groombridge & Sons, [1825-1850] Two Parts bound in one volume. Small quarto. Engraved half title, Title page Part I, xvi, 240pp; Title page Part II, 13, 144pp. 3066 woodcuts. Contemporary half morocco, gilt, raised bands to spine. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Corners rubbed. Index to Part II and pp141-144 originally published in smaller state (8vo), expertly relaid to quarto. Comprehensively cataloguing the origins, date of introduction and British gardens and their owners of foreign introductions during the golden age of plant-hunting, the Floral Register was the resource for all newly introduced plants.
Benjamin Maund (1790-1864) botanist and horticulturist, "he prospered as a bookseller, stationer, printer, bookbinder, publisher, and chemist in a combination normal for the time". He experimented with seeds and plants introduced from around the world and particularly with varieties of wheat. Fellow of the Linnean Society. ODNB.
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Iona and the Ionians. Their manners, customs, and traditions, with a few remarks on Mull, Staffa,...
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Iona and the Ionians. Their manners, customs, and traditions, with a few remarks on Mull, Staffa, and Tyree.

by Maxwell, W.

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Thomas Murray and Son. Glasgow, 1857. First edition. Small octavo. 70pp. Frontis. tinted map, coloured in outline; 11 further tinted plates. Original embossed cloth, gilt lettering and motifs to spine. Faded and mottled to lower board. Wear to head and tail of spine. Marbled endpapers. Occasional spotting. Signature and address 30 Royal Terrace to ffep. Scarce.
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A Cauldron of Spells

A Cauldron of Spells: With an introduction and memoir by Laurence Le Quesne

by McEachran, F.

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Privately published for Shrewsbury School at the Greenbank Press. Wells. 1992. Second impression. Octavo. lviii, 356pp. Original green leatherette, gilt to spine and upper board. Silk bookmark. Edges a little spotted, otherwise a crisp bright copy.Frank McEachran (1900 - 1975) AKA Kek. Master at Shrewsbury, lecturer at Leipzig. Alan Bennet's inspiration for Hector of The History Boys, inspirational tutor to W H Auden, James Klugmann, Michael Palin, Richard Ingrams, Paul Foot etc.
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From Paris to Pekin over Siberian Snows. A narrative of a journey by sledge over the snows of...

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First English edition. W. Swan Sonneschein and Co. London. 1885. Royal Octavo. xix, 428pp. Engraved frontis., Folding map, numerous further engraved plates. Original blue decorative cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. Top edge untrimmed. Tape reinforcement to verso map fold. Pages uniformly lightly toned. Minor shelf wear. Armorial bookplate of Clarence Adams "Vita sine litteris mors est". A bright copy.
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The New State of England, Under our Sovereign, Queen Anne. In three parts. Containing I. An exact...
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Printed for H Mortlock, and J Robinson, in S. Paul's Church-yard. London. 1707. Octavo. (3), (1), (12), (3), 175, (bl.), 71, (bl.), 307, (12), (1) pp. Engraved frontis. Later full calf, spine in 6 compartments with raised bands, gilt rules and lettering. Blind rules to boards. Endpapers renewed. Edges sprinkled red. p.43-4 diagonally torn (possibly a paper fault) with loss. Lost text supplied in facsimile. Occasional very light spotting. Signature "H. Vernon '79" to title page. A crisp and attractive copy.
"Consciously modelled on Thomas Smith's De republica Anglorum 'improved and fitted to the present times', it described English society, topography, and government, and celebrated at length 'a free People … averse from Slavery' … John Chamberlayne, in issuing a new edition of his father Edward Chamberlayne's Angliae notitiae, or, The Present State of England of 1669, accused Miege of plagiarism and, as a foreigner, of presumption…Dismissing Chamberlayne's work as out of date, prone to error… Read more
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Essays on French History and Historians

Essays on French History and Historians

by Mill, John Stuart (Robson, John M., ed.; Cairns, John C., intro.)

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University of Toronto Press. 1985. Royal octavo. cxix, 517pp. Original cloth in v.slightly soiled chipped dustwrapper.

Essays written from 1826 to 1849, with scholarly interpretation and introduction.
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The Fenland past and present

The Fenland past and present

by Miller, Samuel H. & Skertchly, Sydney B. J.

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First edition. Leach and Son. Wisbech. Longmans, Green & Co. London. 1878. Large octavo. xxxi, 649pp Folding map, short closed tear to fold reinforced with tissue. Colour litho frontis tipped in, 26 further plates, two folding, text illus., folding tables. Original green decorative cloth, gilt and black, rubbed with wear to extremities. Foxing/browning to prelims and title. A little askew due to weight. Includes the subscribers' list.
An exhaustive treatise on the Archaeology, History, Geology, Drainage and Sanitation, Local and Natural History and dialect of the Fenland.
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A course of physico-theological lectures upon the state of the world, from the Creation to the...
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A course of physico-theological lectures upon the state of the world, from the Creation to the Deluge

by Miln, Robert

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First edition. Printed for J Milliken: And sold by R Faulder, Bookseller, London. Carlisle. 1786. 8vo. xxiv, (1), 383pp. Contemporary tree calf, gilt rules and leather label to spine. Corners bumped and joints cracked, but firm. Title excised to upper margin, no loss of text. 17pp subscriber list including J Priestley, Wm Cullen and William Paley, with unnumbered page of subscribers not present in all copies. Toned throughout, with some spotting. Small ink stain to edges. Signature to title page. Barely legible note dated 1832, with the name Matthias Ferguson … "come Holy Spirit" loosely inserted: Ferguson marked neatly with pencil in subscribers list.

Miln's reconciliation of recent geological discoveries and scripture: the chapter "To build an Ark" carefully evaluates the practicalities. Paley's own work was published 8 years later.
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Traite de la conservation des grains, et en particulier du froment. Nouvelle edition, corrigee et...
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Traite de la conservation des grains, et en particulier du froment. Nouvelle edition, corrigee et augmentee.

by Monceau, M. Duhamel du

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Chez Hippolyte-Louis Guerin et Louis-Francis Delatour. Avec Approbation et Privilege du Roi. 1754. Small octavo. xlij, 311pp. 13 folding plates. Contemporary full calf, raised bands to spine, gilt floral embellishment and lettering. Vestiges of gilt edge tooling. Old paper label to top compartment, gilt motif and lettering. Contemporary marbled endpapers. All edges red. Silk bookmark. Rubbed to extremities, short crack to upper joint. Very bright internally, 3 plates slightly chipped at margins. Signature of Gayet de Sansale dated 1758 to ffep verso. A nice copy in contemporary binding, with fine contemporary provenance.
Thoroughly revised, corrected and extended by Monceau in this second edition, in line with further researches, published a year after the first, with additional folding plate.
Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782), physician, naval engineer and botanist. He developed his large estate into an experimental farm, using technological innovation to develop and test new methods of… Read more
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Rambles and studies in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Dalmatia with an account of the Proceedings of the...
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Rambles and studies in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Dalmatia with an account of the Proceedings of the Congress of Archaeologists and Anthropologists held at Sarajevo, August 1894.

by Munro, Robert

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Second edition revised and greatly enlarged. William Blackwood and Sons. London. 1900. Octavo. xxv, 452pp. Photo frontis., 40 plates, 4 sketch maps, illus. Original green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and blind lettering to cover. Top edge green.

Extended sections, with the additional index lacking in the first edition.

Robert Munro (1835–1920) Scottish archaeologist.
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A Relation of the Missions of Paraguay. Wrote originally in Italian, by Mr. Muratori, and now...
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A Relation of the Missions of Paraguay. Wrote originally in Italian, by Mr. Muratori, and now done into English from the French translation

by Muratori, [Lodovico Antonio]

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First English edition. Printed for J. Marmaduke in Long-Acre. London. 1759. Small 8vo. xvi, 294, [2]pp. Contemporary full calf, spine in six compartments with recent leather label. Head of spine worn. Joints cracked, exhibiting wear. Text toned, some browning to edges,with a little spotting, but generally crisp and clean. Some copies of the first English edition include the map from the French edition, some do not, and this copy still in an early binding shows no evidence of ever having included the map.
Armorial bookplate of Lady Dowager Arundell to fep., inscribed below "The Honble. Julia Arundell. (With evidence at the edges that someone has attempted to remove the bookplate prior to her grand-daughter's inscription pre-1815). Talbot armorial bookplate to rear ep, inscribed below, "J Reginald F G Talbot from his afft. Mother Julia Talbot March 25th 1839. From the library of Dowager Lady Arundell of Wardour, Mary Christina Conquest (c1743-1813) to possession of her grand-daughter, Julia Arundell… Read more
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