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London - Frederic Norgate, 1879 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. A late nineteenth-centurydictionary of popular British plants. Third edition. Tipped-in cut-out of a description of the Bluebell to page 25, added by previous owner. Condition: Ina brown cloth binding with embossed cover design and gilt title to spine. Externally rubbed with wear to head and tail of spine. Joints tender. Backstrip liftingwith loss. Pages generally bright and clean, with some spotting. Minor pencil inscriptions throughout. Ink inscription to page xxvii dated 1884 and front free-endpaper. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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ont> National Society's Depository : London, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A late nineteenth century novel, illustrated throughout by W S Stacey. Believed first edition. Undated. dated using Copac and inscription to the recto of half-title page. With a publisher's catalogue to the rear of the 'National Society's Books for Prizes and Rewards. ' Illustrated throughout, with four full page plates by W S Stacey. Condition: In publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Patches of light rubbing to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Further rubbing to the joints. Bumping to the head and tail of spine. Front hinge is tender. Gift inscription to the half-title page, dated 1892. Internally, binding is slightly strained but firm. Pages are generally bright. Scattered spots to pages. Overall Condition: Very Good.

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London - Seeley, Service and Co., 1932 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. An interesting work aimed at a juvenile audience. Most unusual to see in this condition. Illustrated throughout, with numerous photographs and diagrams. This work discusses many machines and appliances of the early twentieth century. The author, Charles R Gibson, explains how they work in an easy-to-understand dialogue, aimed at children. Inventions discussed include the steam-engine, the first locomotives, the steamship, motorcar, balloon and aeroplane, wireless, telegraphs and more. Condition: In a full cloth binding with pictorial front board. Externally, very smart with just some minor bumping to the head and tail o f spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with just the odd spot. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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R. J. Charleston, Wendy Evans, Ada Polak

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Newcastle - Oriel Press, 3197 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. The first three volumes of the history of the society of the Glass Circle and the art of decorative glass. Thebooks cover the origins of the Circle of Glass, the collectors, George Ravenscroft, Jacobite engraversand the Hoare Bills. Numerous illustrations throughout along with graphs showing the popularity of different types of glass and advertisements for glass businesses. TheGlass Circle was an exclusive clubforcollectors of glass,established in 1937to discuss theglass as an art form. Would be complete in eight volumes. Condition: In a paper binding. Externally, smart with rubbing to spine edges and marks to boards. Closed tear to rear board corner of volume II and bumping to corners. Front hinge of volume I is strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound with pages bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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London - Madden and Malcolm, 1845 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce guide book designed topoint out to the uninitiated traveller what he should observe, and to remind the one who is well informed, of many objects which, but for a remembrancer, might escape him. Second edition. Condition: Rebound in a half calf binding with marbled boards, and gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, smart. Internally, firmly bound and bright, with the odd spot and handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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ont> Thomas Nelson and Sons : London, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The scarce first edition of this illustrated children's work, from the library of the granddaughter of the author. The first edition of the work. Scarce. Collated complete with eight full page coloured plates by the author. From the personal library of the granddaughter of the author with her ink signature to the front pastedown reading: Isobel M. K. Dobson (Ballantyne) Lullington Manor N. Alfinston Sx R. M. Ballantyne was a prolific author of children's literature, writing more than one hundred books in his lifetime. Also an accomplished artist, Ballantyne illustrated many of his works, including this charming work. Many of his water colours were exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy. The charming children's work regarding anthropomorphic insects also contains the accompanying sheet music for 'The Butterfly's Ball', making use of William Ruscoe's lyrics for the ball and the feast. Condition ... Read more

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The British Drama

R. Cumberland, Hugh Kelly, John Milton, John Vanbrugh, George Farquahar

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sp;- London - C. Cooke, 1817 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. A collection of plays with a biography of the respective authors and a critique on each work. Volume II of a fourteen part set. Containing Hugh Kelly's School For Wives, John Milton's Comus, John Vanbrugh's The Confederacy and George Farquahar's The Inconstant. With numerous illustrations. Previous owner's copperplate inscription to front blank and one title page. Condition: In a rebacked diced calf binding. Externally, sound though slightly worn. Internally, firmly bound, bright with foxing to a few pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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ont> Whittaker and Co. et al. : Oxford, 1841 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of Dr Richard Grey's exploration of memory systems, 'Memoria Technica, or Method of Artificial Memory' in a pleasing and smart leather binding. A leather bound copy of Grey's famous work. Richard Grey, born in 1696, was the Archdeacon of Bedford from 1757, as well as an author. He is best known for his work 'Memoria Technica, or Method of Artificial Memory', where he creates a new system for remembering. This work would later inspire the Mnemonic major system. Previous owners bookplate to the front pastedown, 'Ex Libris K. K Wood'. Condition: In a half leather binding, with cloth covered boards. Rubbing to the spine, to the joints and to the extremities. Previous owners bookplate to the front pastedown. Binders label to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally clean, with some minor spotting to some pages. The odd handling mark throughout. Overall Condition: Very ... Read more

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Geology of the Country Around Sheffield

R. A. Eden, I. P. Stevenson and Wilfrid Edwards

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London - Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1975 Book. FINE with a fine. Hardcover. First edition.. A very smart copy of this geological study of the land around Sheffield. First edition, second impression. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs, diagrams and charts. Condition: In an orange cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, very smart. Dustwrapper is smart also. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean. Overall: FINE with a FINE dustwrapper..

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London - Simpkin, Marshall, and Co, 1848 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce volume of this highly regarded set of works from George Payne Rainsford James. Containing Gowrie or the King's Plot, and featuring an engraved frontispiece. Volume XVII of the original twenty-one volumes, although this text is complete in one volume. To which is added An Investigation of the Circumstances Attending the Murder of John Earl of Gowrie and Alexander Ruthven, by Order of King James of Scotland; with an Examination of the Forged Restating Letters Brought Forward to Exculpate the King bound into the rear. Bound by Josiah Westley. Condition: In original cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, light rubbing, and slight marks to the boards. Minor shelfwear to the spine and extremities. Front hinge is very slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean, aside from the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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The King's Highway

G. P. R. James

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London - Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1840 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. First edition.. The complete set in their original publishers bindings, making upthis romantic, adventure novel fromEnglish novelist and historical writer, George Payne Rainsford James. First edition. George Payne Rainsford James was for many years British Consul at various places in the United States and on the Continent. He held the honorary office of British Historiographer Royal during the last years of William IV's reign, and published several official pamphlets. At an early age he began to write romances, and continued his production with such industry that his works reach to 100 volumes. His books had considerable and immediate popularity. Amonghis other worksare Richelieu, Philip Augustus, The Huguenot, Henry of Guise, and The Man at Arms. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In original publishers bindings. Externally, a trifle rubbed, with wear to extremities, and loss to the spine labels. Fading to the spines. ... Read more

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London - Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1833 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition and complete set of James's historical novel, dating from the 1830s. First Edition. Complete in three volumes. George Payne Rainsford James (August 9 1799 June 9 1860) was an English novelist and historical writer. He was for many years British Consul at various places in the United States and on the Continent. He held the honorary office of British Historiographer Royal during the last years of William IV's reign. In 1825 he wrote his first, and probably his best known novel Richilieu, which wasn't published until 1829. After reading Richilieu, and receiving a letter from James, Walter Scott advised him to take up literature as a profession. He was also given encouragement by Washington Irving. He was appointed Historiographer Royal during the last years of William IV's reign, and published several official pamphlets. In 1842 he lived at Walmer and was frequently a guest o ... Read more

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Agnes Sorel

G. P. R. James

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London - Thomas Cautley Newby, 1853 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A romantic novelisation of the life of Agnes Sorel. First edition. Complete in three volumes. The author, George Payne Rainsford James (August 9, 1799 June 9, 1860), was an English novelist and historical writer, the son of a physician in London. He was for many years British Consul at various places in the United States and on the Continent. He held the honorary office of British Historiographer Royal during the last years of William IV's reign. Agnes Sorel (1422 - 9 February 1450), known by the sobriquet Dame de beaute, was a favourite mistress of King Charles VII of France, by whom she bore three daughters. She is considered the first officially recognised royal mistress. She was the subject of several contemporary paintings and works of art, including Jean Fouquet's Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels. Condition: In half calf bindings with papers covered boards. Externally, sound with shelfwear and cracking to three ... Read more

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London - Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832 Book. Fair. Hardcover. An insightful collection of memoirs, accounting the lives and achievements of various renowned military figures. Including Henry V, John Plantagenet, Gonzalves de Cordoba, the Duke of Alva, Oliver Cromwell, George Monk, Marshal Turenne, The Great Conde, John Churchill, Prince Eugene of Savoy, the Earl of Peterborough, John Manners, and General Wolfe. In their original publishers' bindings, with original publishers' catalogues to the rear of each volume. George Payne Rainsford James was an English novelist and historical writer. He was for many years British Consul at various places in the United States and on the Continent. He held the honorary office of British Historiographer Royal during the last years of William IV's reign, and published several official pamphlets. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In original publishers bindings. Externally, light marks to the boards, and loss and shelfwear to the spines. Sunning, and ... Read more

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The Ancient Regime a Tale

G. P. R. James

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London - Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1841 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. First edition.. The complete set in their original publishers bindings, making up this romantic, adventure novel from English novelist and historical writer, George Payne Rainsford James. First edition. George Payne Rainsford James was for many years British Consul at various places in the United States and on the Continent. He held the honorary office of British Historiographer Royal during the last years of William IV's reign, and published several official pamphlets. At an early age he began to write romances, and continued his production with such industry that his works reach to 100 volumes. His books had considerable and immediate popularity. Among his other works are Richelieu, Philip Augustus, The Huguenot, Henry of Guise, and The Man at Arms. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In original publishers bindings. Externally, fading to the boards and spines, and wear to extremities. Loss to the spine labels, with volume t ... Read more

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The Desultory Man

G. P. R. James

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New York - Harper and Brothers, 1836 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. A very scarceearly American edition of The Desultory Man a novel by George Payne Rainsford James. In two volumes complete. George Payne Rainsford James (1799 - 1860), was an English novelist and historical writer. He was for many years British Consul at various places in the United States and on the Continent. He held the honorary office of British Historiographer Royal during the last years of William IV's reign. At an early age he began to write romances, and continued his production with such industry that his works reach to one hundred volumes. This excessive production was fatal to his permanent reputation; but his books had considerable immediate popularity. Among them are Richelieu, Philip Augustus, The Huguenot, Henry of Guise, The Man at Arms, The King's Highway, The Commissioner: or, De lunatico Inquirendo, Agincourtand The Smuggler. In addition to his novels he wrote Memoirs of Great Commanders, a Life of the Black Prince, and ... Read more

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- London - Saunders and Otley, 1842 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. First edition.. A comprehensive history of the life and reign of Richard the Lionheart by G. P. R. James. First edition. Richard I (8 September 1157 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Lord of Cyprus, Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Count of Nantes, and Overlord of Brittany at various times during the same period. He was known as Richard Cur de Lion, or Richard the Lionheart, even before his accession, because of his reputation as a great military leader and warrior. The Saracens called him Melek-Ric or Malek al-Inkitar King of England. George Payne Rainsford James (August 9, 1799 June 9, 1860), was an English novelist. James also wrote poetry and drama and was an active author and editor of popular historical works. In 1832 he began a study entitled France in the Lives of her Great Men, but only one volume appeareda life of Charlemagne. His His ... Read more

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London - John Murray, 1847 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. George Richardson Porter's eminent and influential work. The New Edition of this work. This work tracks the social and economicalrelations ofEngland from the beginning of the nineteenth century. George Richardson Porter was a British statistician. He became head of the statistical department of the Board of Trade. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, smart with some patches of light rubbing to the joints, boards and spine. Rubbing is slightly heavier to the head and tail of spine. Binder's stamp to verso of front endpaper indicates a C Lewis binding. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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London - Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The complete set uniformly bound, making up this romantic, adventure novel from English novelist and historical writer, George Payne Rainsford James. First edition. George Payne Rainsford James was for many years British Consul at various places in the United States and on the Continent. He held the honorary office of British Historiographer Royal during the last years of William IV's reign, and published several official pamphlets. At an early age he began to write romances, and continued his production with such industry that his works reach to 100 volumes. His books had considerable and immediate popularity. Among his other works are Richelieu, The Smuggler, The Huguenot, Henry of Guise, and The Man at Arms. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebound in cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, all volumes are sound, aside from light fading to the spines and extremities. One front hinge i ... Read more

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51 - London - Simms and M'Intyre, 1850 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. A collection of charmingromance's inspired by James' travels in France and Spain soon after the abdication of Napoleon. George Payne Rainsford James was anEnglish novelist and historical writer, his other works include Richelieu, Philip Augustus, The Huguenot, Henry of Guise,The Man at Arms, The King's Highway, The Commissioner: or, De lunatico Inquirendo, Agincourt, and The Smuggler. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed with shelfwear to the spine andfront joint starting. Hinges are slightly strained but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound, but with some leaves working loose, bright pages, butwith scattered spotting throughout. Loss to title page, with copperplate ink signature. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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