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  • Edition: 1st Edition
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London - Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1892 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. The first collected edition of these stories from Rudyard Kipling. The three soldiers of the title are Learoyd, Mulvaney and Ortheris, who had also appeared previously in the collection Plain Tales from the Hills. Condition: In a blue cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally, sound, though with some slight bumping and a few marks. Some cocking to the spine also. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Blindstamp to the rear endpaper. Pages are bright, though with some scattered instances of foxing and some handling marks. Overall: GOOD..

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Allahabad - A. H. Wheeler, 1890 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. A story by Rudyard Kipling, No. 2 in the Indian Railway Library. With publisher's catalogue to first and last pages and an advertisement to verso of title page. Fourth editionCondition: In publisher's original paper wraps. Externally, rear board detached but present. Rather worn with chipping and marginal closed tears. Loss to paper of backstrip. Previous owner's ink inscription to front board. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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1890 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce collection of five short stories by Rudyard Kipling, each volume held in the original publisher's illustrated wraps. In five volumes. A collection of short story works by Rudyard Kipling, all bound in the original publisher's illustrated wrappers. Rudyard Kipling is best known for his novel 'The Jungle Book', however he was a prolific writer of poems, novels, and short stories. Being born in India inspired much of his work, and he went on to become one of the most popular writers of his time. 'Wee Willie Winkie', published in 1890, published by A. H. Wheeler & Co. With two pages of publisher's adverts to the front, and another two to the rear. This work includes the stories 'Wee Willie Winkie', 'Baa Baa, Black Sheep', 'The Drums of the Fore and Aft', and more'. The third edition of this work. 'In Black and White', published in 1890, published by A. H. Wheeler & Co. With two pages of publisher' ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> F Buisson : Paris, 1801 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. The very scarce first edition of this travel work by French naturalist Charles Nicolas Sigisbert Sonnini de Mononcourt. With a signed letter from the author tipped in to volume I. Volume I and II only, forming the text volumes of this work. Lacking the third atlas volume as is common with this title. A very scarce work by Sonnini, one of two travel works he wrote. The other work, 'Travels to Upper and Lower Egypt' is more commonly seen. To this work Sonnini analyses the climate, soil, natural history, resources, manner and customs of the locations he visits. With half-titles to both works. 'Avis Au Relieur' and advertisements to volume I. Two pages of advertisements to volume II, with a printed signature of the printer to the 'Decret Concernant les Contrefacteurs' to volume II proving this work to be legitimate. Letter from the author tipped in preceding the half-title to volume I. The lett ... Read more

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Verses and Fly Leaves

Charles S Calverley

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London - George Bell and Son., 1891 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of poetry by Charles S Calverley. The new edition of this work. Charles Stuart Calverley was an English poet and wit. He is often seen as the literary father of the 'University School of Humour. 'Condition: In a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the joints and to the head and tail of spine. A few marks to spine, which has faded. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned to edges with a few light spots to endpapers and the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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Sketches of the Clans of Scotland

Clansmen J.M.P-F.W.S

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ont> Maclachlan & Stewart : Edinburgh, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A beautifully illustrated guide to the various tartans of Scotland. The first edition of the work. Collated complete with twenty two full page coloured plates of tartan patterns. In this work, clansmen, J. M. P. (James Mcpherson) and F. W. S. (F. W. Schacht) offer a fascinating account of the origin, seat and characteristics of the Scottish clans, with an accompanying plate demonstrating the tartan associated with each. Condition: In an orange cloth binding. Externally generally smart with slight rubbing to the boards resulting in some loss to the titular gilt on the front board. Slight shelf wear to the extremities and the head and tail of the spine. Evidence of bookplate removal to front and rear paste down. Slight offsetting to endpapers. Internally firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with just some marginal age toning and the odd spot. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed.

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S.Clementis Romani S.Ignatii andS.Polycarpi

S.Clementis Romani, S.Ignatii andS.Polycarpi

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nbsp;Oxford -E typographeo academico, 1847 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. A fascinating exploration into the teachings from the Apostolic Fathers. S. Clementis Romani, S. Ignatii andS. Polycarpi were part of thesmall number of Early Christian authors and leaders of the early church,who lived and wrote in the second half of the first century, through tofirst half of the second century. The label Apostolic Fathers has been applied to them since the seventeenth century to indicate that they were thought of as being of the generation that had personal contact with the Twelve Apostles. Thus they provide a link between the Apostles, Jesus, and the later generations of Church Fathers, which includes the Christian apologists, defenders of orthodoxy, and developers of doctrine. Includes Clement of Rome's first epistle, 1 Clement which is generally considered to be the oldest Christian epistle in existence outside of the New Testament. Monastic bookplate to the front pastedowns. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In ... Read more

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ont> Indological Book House : Varanasi; Dehli, 1977 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. By Colonel S. S. Jacob 1977 Indological Book House : Varanasi; Dehli 15 by 10 DETAILS A beautiful five volume set showcasing the architectural design of Jeypore, India. In excellent condition, this is a facsimile edition of Colonel S. S. Jacob important work This particular set of works is a 1977 facsimile of the original 1890 work. To find a complete set of this works is scarce, in any edition. This work have been beautifully bound in a uniform calf binding, with blindstamp and gilt detailing to the boards and spine. Each of the volumes are in excellent condition. Prepared under the supervision of Colonel S. S. Jacob. Samuel Swinton Jacob was a British army officer who is best known for his architectural design work in India. As the head of the public work department in Jaipur, Jacob build numerous buildings a structure throughout the region. Jacob was sympathetic to local traditional Indian design, and construction techniques ... Read more

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ont> Cornmarket Press : London, 1969 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uncommon and pleasing copy of this work of maritime history. This is a late twentieth century facsimile copy of this notable work. Uncommon work. This work is part of a larger series of work reprinted in facsimile from the originals in the National Maritime Museum Library. In particular this work has been considered 'one of the most important works on the history of hydrography'. This work covers a period of 135 years and includes brief biographies of officer who served in H. M. Naval Surveying Service. Compiled by L. S. Dawson, the original work was published by Henry W. Keay in two parts. This reprint is published by Cornmarket Press. A handsome copy of this work in the publisher's original cloth binding, held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding, held in the unclipped dustwrapper. Externally smart with minor shelfwear. The dustwrapper is very lightly bumped to the hea ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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erlin- G Grote'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1890 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of this monograph on the history of Ancient India. Part of the series of General History in Monographs series, edited by Wilhelm Oncken. This series ran to 45 volumes, although each volume is generally a single work complete in itself. General history in Monographs (Sometimes translated as General History in Single Items) is a series of historical and scientific books, separated into four divisions and then individual works within the divisions. This volume is volume three of the first division, History of Antiquity. With 25 full page plates, three double page plates and a folding map of India. Lacking one plate. Saloman Lefmann was a german philologist and a noted expert on Sanskrit. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, smart with moderate rubbing to extremities and boards. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages generally bright and clea ... Read more

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My Sudan Year

E S Stevens

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ont> Mills and Boon : London, 1912 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce travelogue by Ethel Stefana Stevens regarding her time in the Sudan during her career as an anthropologist. The first edition of this work. In the publisher's original binding. Profusely illustrated, with forty illustrations. Collated, complete. Ethel Stefana Stevens, who is also known under her married name Ethel Stefana Drower, was a cultural anthropologist who specialised in the Middle East and its cultures. She was the primary specialist on the Mandaeans during her time and was the chief collector of Mandaean manuscripts. To the preface Stevens notes that this book's intentions is the 'convey to the tourist or fireside traveller something of the interest and charm of the Sudan in an unambitious form. ' Uncut to the top edge at the contents. Condition: In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Light bumping to the head and tail of spine. Joints are lightly rubbed. Spl ... Read more

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Lorenzo the Magnificent

E. L. S. Horsburgh

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London - Methuen and Co., 1909 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A history of the life and times of Italian statesman, Lorenzo de'Medici. Illustrated throughout with many plates. Condition: In a morocco binding. Externally, smart, with just some marks and some bumping. Internally, firmly bound. Front joint is strained. Rear endpaper is missing. Pages are bright and clean, with just a few marks, and instances of foxing. Previous owner's blindstamp to the front endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> D Lothrop Company : Boston, 1888 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An uncommon first edition of this fascinating study of the duties, experiences, adventures, and 'romance' of the American Sailor, by Elbridge S Brooks. Elbridge Streeter Brooks was an American author, editor, and critic, renowned as an author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction for children, much of it on historical or patriotic subjects. Copiously illustrated throughout with numerous monochromatic in-text illustrations and plates. This work also contains a list of 'The Best Hundred Books on the American Sailor' complied by Brooks, to the rear of the text. Condition: In the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding. Externally, bumped to extremities and head and tail of spine. Marking to boards. Fading to spine. Hinges split and tender. Mark to fore edge of front free-endpaper. Internally firmly bound, slightly strained in places. Pages slightly age toned to edges but very bright and clean throu ... Read more

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London- Strahan & Co., 1876 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A profusely illustrated copy of this comprehensive history of the Midland Railway. Undated as is consistent with the 1876 first edition. Complete with seven maps and vignettes in the text. Frederick Smeeton Williams was an English minister best known for his works on the history of UK railways. TheMidlandRailway was the third largest railway undertaking in the British Isles, established 1844. Condition: In a red cloth binding. Externally, sound with heavy rubbing and staining to boards. Spine browned with splitting to the cloth at the head. Both hinges tender. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places, with map at page 560 loosening. Pages bright and generally clean with age toning to all page edges and occasional light spotting. Ink signature to title page. Overall: GOOD.

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  • Edition: First edition.
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in H.M. Ships 'Albert' and 'Discovery', 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An uncommon, first edition set of this polar travelogue by noted Arctic explorer, Sir George Strong Nares. In the desirable original cloth, complete with all illustrations, this is a gives an insight into this perilous expedition. This expedition follows uncharted waters, as Nares became the first explorer to take ships through the channel between Greenland and Ellesmere Island to the Lincoln sea. The channel is now known as the Nares Strait. Nares wrote this work 'for the information of future Arctic explorers' stating to the preface that he has 'endeavoured to give a plain and faithful account of the voyage of H M ships 'Alert' and 'Discovery' to and from the Polar Sea. The illustrations are reproductions of photographs taken by F Mitchell and G White or from sketches by Dr Edward Moss, Lieutenant G Le C Egerton and Mr Mitchell. With a list of the officers and men on the exped ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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London - The Studio, 1928 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A work on theAnglo-Welsh artistFrank Brangwyn. The first edition of this work. Unfortunately lacking the original dustwrapper. With a brief biographical introduction and eight facsimile plates of Brangwyn's works. Brangwyn worked as a painter, water colourist, engraver, illustrator and progressive designer. He worked using several different media including stained glass, ceramics and woodcuts. Condition: In original paper covered boards. Externally, very smart with small loss to the head of spine due to rubbing. Minor rubbing to the extremities. Prior owner's signature to the recto of front endpaper, Helen Reis. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with light scattered spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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The Banker's Life

George S Moore

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  • Book condition: FINE in a NEAR F
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New York - W W Norton, 1987 Book. FINE in a NEAR F. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of The Banker's Life by George S Moore. An autobiographical account of the Moorefrom his origins in Missouri through working in bankingduring thedepression of the 1940s. Condition: In original dustwrapper in a quarter cloth binding. Externally, smart with light bumping to spine. Dustwrapper, clipped with light edgewear. Sticker mark to rear board and sunning to rear flyleaf. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: FINE in a NEAR FINE dustwrapper..

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Ballades and Other Verse

H.S. Mackintosh

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ondon- Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. A signed first edition of poetry by H. S. Mackintosh. With an ink inscription by the author to John Foster. Condition: In decorated paper covered boards. Externally, smart with some light bumping. Ink inscriptions by author to front free-endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINEIf you want to keep an eye on what is coming up, just add us to yourfavourites list!.

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The Inequality of Man

J. B. S. Haldane

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London - Chatto & Windus, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of essays by J. B. S. Haldane. Bound in cloth with unclipped dust wrapper. John Burdon Sanderson Haldane (1892-1964) was a British-born geneticist and evolutionary biologist. He was one of the founders of population genetics. Includes the essays Science and Ethics, God-Makers, The Story of my Health, The New Deism, and Scientific Calvinism. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including bumping. The dust wrapper has several small closed tears and a chip to the top of the spine panel. There is some browning to the spine panel and a label. Internally the pages are clean with slight browning..

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79, 1863 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of J S Watson's The Life of William Warburton. Close friend of AlexanderPope, William Warburton was a writer and a critic who editededitions of Shakespeare's work. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, smart with handling marks. light bumping to spine and extremities. Light foxing and ink dedication to front blank. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Slight offsetting to title page. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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