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ont> William Mackenzie : London, 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Six beautifully illustrated volumes regarding the various seats of nobles and gentlemen in Britain and Ireland. There are discussions of the various stately homes and estates. A fascinating survey, which looks at many country houses in the Victorian era. The descriptive text is complemented by the detailed plates, which have been produced by Benjamin Fawcett, a noted colour printer of this time. The illustrations are by Alexander Francis Lydon, before being produced using the Baxter method by Fawcett. With 238 plates across all six divisions. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper, Isaac Tucker. Undated, dated using Copac. Illustrated, with a title page and thirty-nine plates to division one. With a frontispiece, title page and thirty-seven plates to division two. A title page and thirty eight plates to division three, Frontis, title page and thirty-eight plates to division four, A frontis, title page and thirty-eight p ... Read more

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ont> William and Robert Chambers : London, 1860 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An excellent copy of this beautifully illustrated work of noted entomologist J. O. Westwood, featuring hand-coloured plates by the author. This uncommon 1860 imprint of John Obadiah Westwood's popular work contains beautiful hand-coloured plates with their original tissue guards intact alongside detailed scientific studies of butterflies found throughout the British Isles at the time of publication. Westwood, a former president of the Entomological Society of London, showcases an attention to detail with this book, developed to be a useful tool for any student of lepidopterology of the day. This impressive cataloguing of the British species from caterpillar to butterfly also includes the author's thoughts on fellow entomologists' theories, the habits of the birds that eat his beloved insects, and how an aspiring aurelian can foresee weather suitable for field work. With 19 plates with light pencil annotations, collation ... Read more

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Outlines of the Life of Shakespeare

J O Halliwell-Phillipps

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London - Longmans, Green, and Co, 1884 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A rare copy of J O Halliwell-Phillipps'Outlines of theLife of Shakespeare. With 39plates. A rare work in the Shakespeare Authorship cannon. Cited by both Stratfordians and Baconians. A scholar of Shakespeare, J O Halliwell-Phillips was also known for collecting English fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, smart with light bumping to boards. Bumping to spine. Mark to lower spine. Hinges strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with light spotting to first and last. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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The Early Biographies of Samuel Johnson

O M Brack, Jr. and Robert E. Kelley

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Iowa City - University of Iowa Press, 1974 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Hardbound volume in black cloth covered boards with gilt title to the spine and gilt detailing to the front board. Samuel Johnson (often referred to as Dr Johnson) (18 September 1709 13 December 1784) was an English author. Beginning as a Grub Street journalist, he made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, novelist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and political conservative, and has been described as arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history. He is also the subject of the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature: James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson. This volume contains fourteen biographies of Johnson from the Eighteenth Century. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with both covers and all pages securely attached. There is some mildwear to the extremities including some minor marks to ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Near Fine
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Dublin and London - Maunsel & Co., LTD., 1919 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of Cathasaigh's work, and the first ever to discuss the ICA in detail. The ICA was a very small group of trained union volunteers who worked to defend workers' demonstrations from police. Written by a leading figure in the movement, this work discusses the role played by the ICA in the Irish labour movement. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally very smart with some minor shelfwear, and some handling marks to spine. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Staples show signs of rust. Endpaper has small tears due to staple binding. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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Beeton's Boy's Annual

S.O. Beeton

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London - Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 1868 Book. Fair. Hardcover. An uncommon edition of Beeton's Boy's Annual, in leather binding. Including a colour frontispiece plate and many in-text illustrations, the work is affixed with two other works entitled Cudjo's Cave and The Three Scouts, making for a fine and broad example of Victorian children's literature. Condition: In half-calf binding with gilt detailing and paper-covered boards. Externally, there is significant wear to the boards, joints, extremities and backstrip, with cracking to joints, lifting and loss to backstrip and prominent tenderness to hinges, resulting in detached but present endpages. Internally, there is tenderness to the binding throughout, though the pages are largely holding firm, and they are spotted in marked throughout, with loss to the tissue guard of the frontispiece and an ink inscription to title page. Overall: FAIR..

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London - L Harrison, 1811 Book. Good. Hardcover. A biography of Lord Viscount Nelson. Illustrated, with fifteen plates throughout. Collated, complete. This work follows the life of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson. He was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy. Nelson was admired for his abilities in leadership, strategy and use of unconventional tactics. Condition: In a half calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, sound with heavy rubbing to the joints and extremities. Loss to the head of the rear joint. Backstrip is lifting at the rear joint. Further patches of rubbing to the spine. Front joint is tender. Rear hinge is slightly strained but firm. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, Rev C Kirkpatrick. First gathering is weak and held by one cord only, may detach with further handling. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with scattered spots throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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Who's Who in 1855

C. H. Oakes [Editor]

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ONT>, 1855 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A pocket-size edition of Who's Who in 1855. Dedicated, by permission, to her Grace the Duchess of Sutherland. Only the seventh year of this now famous publication. Very scarce. From the Prefatory Notice: The great and influential patronage which the preceding annual volumes of this work have received has amply proved the favourable opinion generally entertained of its value, and accuracy. Condition: In a red cloth binding with gilt decoration to the front board and gilt decoration to the spine. Edges of the pages are also gilt. Externally, very smart with some shelfwear only. Internally, generally firmly bound. Front hinge is a little tender. Pages are generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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Maya Architecture

George Oakley Totten

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ont> The Maya Press : Washington, 1926 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The second edition of George Oakley Totten's interesting look at Mayan architecture, profusely illustrated throughout, including with colour plates. The second edition of this work. This work is an informative and extensive look at Mayan architecture. Maya architecture spans several thousand years, and is a unique and intricate style. Written by George Oakley Totten. Totten was one of the most prolific and renowned architecture in America's Gilded Age. He continuously experiments in his work, building mansions and buildings that are now used as embassies and chanceries. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and one-hundred and four plates, eight of which are colour. With a bookplate to the front pastedown, 'Marshall Dill, 501 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, California'. This is possibly the Stanford University history professor, Marshall Dill. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper, 'To Hebert A ... Read more

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ont> Cogslea Studio Publications : Philadelphia, 1950 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). A beautiful limited edition copy of Violet Oakley's 'The Holy Experiment', numbered 352 out of 'One Thousand Copies' and featuring a four page pull-out illustration. This copy is collated, complete with illustrations and a 4 page fold-out illustration. Written by Violet Oakley, a renowned American artist who was the first American woman to be commissioned to create a public mural, 'The Holy Experiment' contains copies of her mural work in the Senate Chambers and Supreme Courtroom in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. These murals and this text serve as a homage to William Penn, the Quaker founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, who greatly inspired Oakley's political beliefs. This copy features an inscription to 'Lady Scot' from Edith Stix Wasserman, possibly referring to the 'fiery suffragette' Edith Wasserman nee Stix. Condition: In a quarter buckram binding with d ... Read more

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Matabele Land and The Victoria Falls

Frank Oates; C G Oates

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ont> Kegan Paul, Trench & Co : London, 1889 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A very smart copy of this scarce and important travelogue on South Africa. From the library of the author's family, with the bookplate of the illustrator William E Oates who went on this expedition. With the original cloth in a bright condition. The second edition of this work. The first edition lost many copies in a fire at the publishers, with this second edition not published until eight years later. This second edition sees an extended appendix. There are also slight additions to the narrative portion and extended footnotes on botanical points. This is therefore a sought after edition. The illustrations to this work are 'all from original drawings taken on the spot, or from the objects they purport to represent'. 'Some are from sketches by the late Frank Oates; the remainder- and these the larger number - from those of his brother W E Oates who accompanied him during a portion of his journey' ... Read more

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Matabele Land and The Victoria Falls

Frank Oates; C G Oates

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ont> Kegan Paul, Trench & Co : London, 1889 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A profusely illustrated, beautifully bound copy of this scarce and important travelogue regarding South Africa. Taken from the letters and journals of British naturalist, Frank Oates. The second edition of this work. The first edition lost many copies in a fire at the publishers, with this second edition not published until eight years later. This second edition sees an extended appendix. There are also slight additions to the narrative portion and extended footnotes on botanical points. The illustrations to this work are 'all from original drawings taken on the spot, or from the objects they purport to represent'. ''Some are from sketches by the late Frank Oates; the remainder- and these the larger number - from those of his brother W E Oates who accompanied him during a portion of his journey'. With a memoir of the author to the start of the work. Illustrated, with a frontispiece, six chromolit ... Read more

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Interest Tables

George Oates

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London - Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Leatherbound volume with gilt title to the spine. Interest Tables at Five per Cent. In which are shown the interest on any sum from one pound to ten thousand pounds, for any length of time, from one day to three hundred and sixty-five days, by days, from one month to twelve months, by months, and from one year to six years, by years, each by the addition of two sums only. They also show the interest on shillings, from one to nineteen shillings, at a glance. There is likewise included a series of tables for reducing interest at five per cent to any other rate, from one per cent to four and seven-eights per cent, by eighths. To these are added tables for calculating commissions on sales of goods, or banking accounts, from one-eighth to five per cent. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremitiesincluding rubbing and marks to the boards. There is a small patch of loss to the leather at the bottom of t ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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Oxford - Phaidon-Christie's, 1988 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A lavishly illustrated First Edition of Oberhuber's monograph of Poussin's early years in Rome. Bound in cloth with gilt and blind-stamped lettering, with an unclipped dustwrapper. With numerous in-text illustrations throughout, many in colour. Konrad Oberhuber (1935-2007) was an Austrian art historian and longtime director of the Albertina museum in Vienna. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is very little wear to the extremities. The dustwrapper has slight marks and discolouration to the rear wrap. Internally the pages are bright and clean. Overall the condition is fine with a very good indeed dustwrapper..

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The Fishermen

Chigozie Obioma

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ont> One; Pushkin Press : London, 2015 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. A signed first edition of Chigozie Obioma's popular novel 'The Fisherman', which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The first edition, first impression of this work. Signed by the author to the title page. In the original unclipped dustwrapper. Shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. 'The Fishermen' is a novel about four brothers, who begin to finish near their home in a quiet neighbourhood in the city of Akure in Nigeria, though the river is polluted and they have been forbidden to fish there. Written by Chigozie Obioma, a Nigerian author who is best known for this novel and for his novel 'An Orchestra of Minorities'. Condition: In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. A couple of very light marks to the front board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall Condition: Near Fine in a ... Read more

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New York - W. W. Norton & Company, 1994 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nice clean copy of O'Brian's collection of short storiesFirst US EditionBound in quarter blue cloth with gilt lettering and paper covered boardsPatrick O'Brian, CBE (1914 2000), born Richard Patrick Russ, was an English novelist and translator, best known for his AubreyMaturin series of novels set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars and centered on the friendship of English Naval Captain Jack Aubrey and the IrishCatalan physician Stephen Maturin. The 20-novel series is known for its well-researched and highly detailed portrayal of early 19th century life, as well as its authentic and evocative language. A partially-finished twenty-first novel in the series was published posthumously containing facing pages of handwriting and typescript. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is almost no wear to the extremities. There is almost no wear to the dustwrapper. Internally the pages are bright and clean. Overall t ... Read more

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The Yellow Admiral

Patrick O'Brian

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: NEAR FINE in a V
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London - Harper Collins, 1997 Book. NEAR FINE in a V. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition, first printing of this novel by acclaimed author Patrick O'Brian. Gliding with effortless agility from the maintop to the complexities of land law and early nineteenth-century science and medicine, to say nothing of a vivid description of a prize fight. This is vintage O'Brian. Condition: In a red cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine, in an unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart with just minor shelfwear. Dustwrapper is smart with just minor edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE in a VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper..

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The Fortunes of War

Patrick O'Brian

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ont> Collins : London, 1979 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce proof copy of this work of modern fiction by noted naval author Patrick O'Brian. A scarce proof copy in the original paper wraps. The Fortunes of War is the sixth historical novel in Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series. The work is set during the war of 1812 and follows the HMS Leopard on its way to Botany Bay. Whilst the work is fictionalised, it follows the true accounts of the two sea battles very closely. Patrick O'Brian was an English novelist and translator, with the Aubrey-Maturin series being his best known work. A scarce proof copy of this sixth work in this noted series of naval fiction. Condition: In the original orange paper wraps. Externally in excellent condition with minor shelf wear only. Slight crease to front of wrap. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with marginal age toning. Slight creasing to fore edge. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed.

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The Yellow Admiral

Patrick O'Brian

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: FINE with a NEAR
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London - HarperCollins, 1997 Book. FINE with a NEAR. Hardcover. First edition.. A novel from the Aubrey-Maturin series. The Yellow Admiral is the eighteenth work in this historical fiction series. It is set during the Napoleonic wars. First edition. With unclipped original dustwrapper. Patrick O'Brien was a prolific author of historical novels. His Aubrey-Maturin series of sea novels are hisbest known. Condition: In a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to the spine. Externally, excellent with minor bumping to the head and tail of spine. Dustwrapper is excellent with minor bumping to the head and tail of spine. Internally, work is firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges and clean throughout. Overall: FINE with a NEAR FINE dustwrapper..

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The Wine-Dark Sea

Patrick O'Brian

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Very Good
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ont> Harper Collins : London, 1993 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An exceptional copy of the first edition of the sixteenth novel in Patrick O'Brian's historical nautical series, 'The Wine-Dark Sea'. Held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work. Held in the original publisher's unclipped dustwrapper. 'The Wine-Dark Sea' is a historical fiction novel, set during the Napoleonic Wars, and the War of 1812. This novel sees the ships 'Surprise' to Peru on an undercover mission, during which Jack Aubrey, the captain of the ship, navigates the ship through an undersea volcanic eruption on a mission. Part of the Aubrey-Maturin series, a series of nautical historical novels. Written by Patrick O'Brian, who was best known for writing this series, a total of twenty novels being published in the series during his life. Dustwrapper design by Geoff Hunt. Condition: In the original publisher's cloth binding, held in the original unclipp ... Read more

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