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lxvii, 782pp, 1889 Book. Good. Hardcover. Four volumes of the Smithsonian Report. Comprising of the following years. Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. . . for the Year Ending June 30 1888. (1890)Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution Showing the Operations Expenditures. . For the Year Ending June 30 1887 Part II. (1889)Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. . . For The Year Ending June 30 1895 (1897)Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. . . For the Year Ending June 30 1900 (1902)The volume for June 1887 is part II only. All volumes are illustrated throughout with numerous plates and vignettes, both colour and monochrome. The Smithsonian Institution was established in 1846 'for the increase and diffusion of knowledge'. They published their own magazines for many years. These works are an annual report on the runnings of the institutions including the different museums and the ... Read more

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London - Basil Blackwell, 1968 Book. NEAR FINE in a V. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce first edition of Grant Uden's Anecdotes from History. With close to 1000 epigrams and episodes from throughout world history, Uden aimed that this publication be a teaching aid to students of history. Condition: In a cloth binding with original dustwrapper. Externally, smart with light bumping to lower spine. Dustwrapper, clipped with edgewear and light chipping to head. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE in a VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper..

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London in 1710

Zacharias Conrad Van Uffenbach

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ONT>, 1934 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A fascinating volume on the travels of Zacharias Conrad Van Uffenbach. Van Uffenbach (1683 - 1734) was a German scholar, traveller and book collector who possessed twelve thousand books by 1711. This book is a critical and interesting observation of London. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, very smart with just some light bumping to the extremities and fading to the boards and spine. Internally, firmly bound withspotting to free endpapers. Pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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om the Travels of Zacharias Conrad Von Uffenbach, 1928 Book. NEAR FINE with a. Hardcover. A lovely edition ofGermanbookcollector Uffenbach's Oxford in 1710. Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach (16831734) was a German scholar, bibliophile, book-collector, traveller, palaeographer, and consul in Frankfurt am Main who is best known today for his published travelogues. Uffenbach collected a big collection of oriental manuscripts. In 1711 his library contained about 12. 000 books. Tipped-in portrait of Uffenbach. Condition: In a blue cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine and an unclipped dustwrapper. Externally lovely condition. Dustwrapper generally smart with slight discolouration and minor wear. Internally firmly bound with very bright and clean pages throughout. Ink inscription to front pastedown dated 1936. Overall: NEAR FINE with a VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper..

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London - Simpkin Marshall, 1884 Book. Good. Hardcover. A pocket-sized companion primer from Victorian England. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Intended as a textbook for teaching useful knowledge this text is in enlarged type. The title page states it is arranged in 'the most simple and easy language. ' This is the fifty-fifth edition of Fanny Umphelby's popular text. Set out in aquestion and answer style,the text is filled with questions and answers on a variety of subjects from starch to lithography. Typically each answer is a few sentences long. Other topics include costume, historical figures, pin manufacturing and porcelain. Author is listed as 'A Lady' to title page. The primer was eventually attributed to Fanny Umphelby. Encyclopedias for children were very popularduring the early nineteenth century andtherefore Umphelby had great success with her title. The only reason her authorship is known is due to her nephew ... Read more

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ont> Darling and Son : London, 1915 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming volume exploring the plant-life at Kew Garden in London in the early twentieth century. This particular volume focuses on the vast array of monocotyledons found at Kew. Second edition. A very scarce work in any edition. With the personal stamp and ink signature of 'R. A. Newman' to the front pastedown. The work features a large list of monocotyledons, a sub-group of flowering plants, each of which could be found at Kew Gardens contemporary to the time of publishing. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a internationally renowned organisation with a diverse range of botanical life. Founded in 1840 the gardens are now home to more than 30,000 thousand plant species, and a library collection of over 750,000 volumes. Ideal for those with an interest in gardening, and in monocotyledon plants in particular. It also sheds light on the diverse range of plants featured at Kew throughout its history. Condition: In a full limp cloth binding. ... Read more

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ont> S. O. Beeton : London, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A two volume set of Victorian reference uniformly bound in a handsome half calf binding. Complete in two volumes. Bound in a uniform half calf binding, with cloth covered board. A comprehensive dictionary from the 19th century in which Betton's presents a series of useful information for the Victorian reader. Subjects featured in this two volumes set includes: Geography, History, Biography, Mythology, Bible Knowledge, and Chronology. The work opens with a chronology of the world's history starting from the Christian creation story up until the 19th century. This work offer an expansive alphabetised work offering useful information to the 19th century reader. This work offers an insight in to the important history and culture of the 19th century. Illustrated with 13 plates and 7 tables. Collated complete. Condition: In a uniform half calf binding, with cloth covered board. Externally smart, with bumping to the head of the spine of volume I ... Read more

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ont> Printed by Egerton Smith and Co : Liverpool, 1840 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce article discussing the Ancient Britons building society. A pleasing copy of this pamphlet, offering a look into the financial organisations of the nineteenth century. A very scarce work. With the ink inscription to the head of the title page that reads 'Elias Thomas No. 30'. A history of the Ancient Britons' Benefit Building Society. This small pamphlet offers an overview of this society, its objectives, rules, election and committees. An interesting look into this building society of the early 19th century. Condition: Pamphlet, bound in a paper wrap. Externally generally smart, with rubbing to the spine and extremities. Small ink spots to the head of the front board. Internally firmly bound. Pages are generally clean with the occasional handling and rubbing mark. Ink inscription to the head of the title page. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed.

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ont> R. B. Ld. : Unamed, 1800 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very good copy of this rather scarce and interesting work showcasing the monument and places of note in the city of Bristol. Undated. Designed as a souvenir for the 19th century tourist, this charming volume features depictions the follows building and monuments in Bristol and Clifton: Clifton Suspension Bridge; Christ Church, Clifton; Promenade, Clifton Downs; Royal York Crescent; Clifton Downs & Sea Walls; Clifton Old Church; Clifton College; The Observatory, Clifton Downs; Clifton Down Hotel; Clifton Grand Spa; Clifton Rocks Railway Station; Clifton Grand Spa - Interior; The Fine Arts Academy; Bristol Museum; Victoria Rooms; The Grammar School; Saint Augustine's Bridge; St. Augustine's Gateway; Bristol Cathedral; The Harbour; Queen's Statue, College Green; St. Mary Redcliffe; Assize Courts; Ashton Court; Muller's Orphanages; Bristol Railway Station; Bristol Bridge; High Cross, College Green. With the booksellers stamp to the ... Read more

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ont> Derso et Kelen : Geneve, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). A limited edition signed copy of this work of social and political satire by Derso et Kelen, featuring a total of thirty-one plates held in the original slipcase. Written in both French and English. A fascinating collection of satirical illustrations, depicting numerous international diplomats. A series of 31 plates, loosely held in card wrap and slipcase. Collated incomplete, lacking half of a double page plate titled 'Les Canards du Capitole'. A illustrated work by the illustrating duo Derso and Kelen. These politically engaged artist often presented world leaders in their cartoons, with much of there work commenting on Europe in the inter-war period. With an inscription by the illustrators to the half-title page that reads 'To Mr. L. J. Cabury. Derso et Kelen. Geneve 30 Juin 1932'. With an additional signature to the limited edition page. A limited edition copy of this work being number 139 of 150. Condit ... Read more

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ont> Royal Commission On Historical Monuments England : Unamed, 1972 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A excellent copy of this work of English architectural history, published by the Royal Commission On Historical Monuments England. A delightful work of topography, celebrating the architecture and design of the city of York. In the publisher's original cloth binding, held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Illustrated with 206 plates and 3 folding plates. Part of a wider series of works charting the architecture of the England. This particular work focuses on the picturesque city in the North of England, best known for its impressive cathedral, York Minster. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally excellent with minor shelfwear. The dustwrapper is very smart, with minor shelfwear and light sunning to the spine. Internally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall Condition: Fine in a Fine dustwrapper.

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o The Centenary Celebration on the 27th of 6th Month, 1879., 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce work of reference pertaining to the Ackworth School in High Ackworth, West Yorkshire. A list of the alumni of Ackworth School over 100 years from the school foundation in the year 1779. Compiled from the Official Registers, this interesting reference work features an expansive list of the former students. A lovely example of this scarce work of Yorkshire topography, bound in the publisher's original cloth binding. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally generally smart, with light bumping to the head and tail of the spine, with patches of rubbing the joints. Pencil mark to the front endpaper. Internally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with an ink inscription to the title page. Overall Condition: Very Good.

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ont>, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce work of American coin history dating from the latter half of the nineteenth century. In the publisher's original cloth binding, this very scarce work of American coin manufacturing history is in excellent condition. With the stamp of C. F. Chandler towards the tail of the title page. Illustrated with 15 black and white plates. No collation available. The twenty-fourth annual report of the Director of the American Mint for the fiscal year ending in June 30, 1896. This comprehensive work offers an comprehensive look at the mint, and history of coin manufacturing in America. An ex library copy taken from the The Chemist's Club Library, Condition: In a full cloth binding, with new endpapers. Externally smart, with minor shelf wear. Library stamp to the top and bottom edge. Internally firmly bound. Tape repairs to the title page, and to the reverse of the title page. Pages are generally bright and clean, with the previous owners stamp to the title pag ... Read more

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ont> Unamed : Unamed, 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce french souvenir from Bretagne or Brittany being a large folding plate depicting the local dress. Illustrated by L Caradec. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Undated, dated from the ink inscription to the front pastedown which is dated 1881. A large folding plate featuring illustrations of local people and local dress. Each of the illustrations are accompanied by a caption. There are as follows: Homme De Landivisiau, Femme De Landivisiau, Pont De Buis, Plougastel, Passage De Plougastel, Femme De L'Ambezelec, Plabenge Habit De Fete. Louare Costume De Fete, Homme De Goulvin, Venve De Tregunc, Marchand A Roscoff, Femme De St. Pol, Artisanne De Morlaix, Femme De Ouessant, Homme De Douarnenez, Homme Fu Faou, Jeune Fille De Fouennant, Femme De Gaste, Femme de Tregung, Homme De Plougastel, Femme de Roscoff, Homee De St. Evarzec, Femme de Plondery, Plougastel St. Pierre, Ploydet Costume De Fete. Paintings by L. Caradec, turned int ... Read more

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ont>, 1810 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). An extensive collection of political correspondence from the early nineteenth century, published by order of the House of Common in 1810. This very scarce work features a large collection of papers pertaining to relations between Spain and Portugal and also America. Dating from the early 19th century this work offers a series of correspondence and addresses between British and international diplomats, with names include George Canning, Marquis Wellesley, D. M. Erskine and J. H. Frere. These works have been printed by order of The House of Common throughout the year 1810. Whilst the majority of the work is in relation to Spain and Portugal who were embroiled in The Peninsular War at the time, this work also features several correspondence in relation to America. In addition bound in to the volume is a pamphlet entitled 'Convention Between His Britannick Majesty, and His Royal Highness Price Regent of Portugal', which outlines as deal betwee ... Read more

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ont> Oxford University Press : Oxford, 1975 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely example of this two volume set of works, held in the original cloth covered slipcase. This micrographical version of the Dictionary of National Biography is in excellent condition. Complete in two volumes. Volume I. Main DNB Abbadie-O'Donnell and Volume II. Main DNB O'Donnell - Zuylestein and Supplement. Held in the original slipcase, each volume is bound in the publisher's original cloth binding, with a magnifying glass held in a draw to the head of the slipcase. Lacking the original magnifying glass, with a new replacement. The complete text has been reproduced micrographically. Founded in the late 19th century The Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is a comprehensive work featuring numerous biographical articles on a variety of notable public figures. This is a lovely example of this important reference work of the late 20th century. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding, held in the origi ... Read more

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ont> J. Mathews : Bristol, 1828 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely work of British topography, exploring the city of Bristol in the South West of England. Seventh edition. A charming guide to the city of Bristol in the first half of the 19th century, exploring the history of the city, its public and private buildings and local landmarks, and neighbourhoods. Illustrated with two folding plates, with additional illustrated plates. Includes three newspaper cuttings also relating to the city of Bristol referencing different local landmarks. Dated using COPAC. No collation available, but appears to be complete. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, sound. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine, and also to the extremities. There light sunning to the spine, with some minor loss to the spine label. Rubbing to the joints and the board. The odd mark to the boards. Offsetting to the front and rear pastedowns and endpapers. Front and rear hinges are tender but firm. Internally generally firmly bo ... Read more

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ont> Thomas Brear : Bradford, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce copy of the Yorkshireman literary miscellany, profusely illustrated with vignettes throughout. Very scarce. Volume VIII of The Yorkshireman, dating from 1879. A copy of the Yorkshireman: A Weekly Literary Miscellany Profusely illustrated by an artist under the pseudonym Ant. A lovely work ideal for those with an connection to the county of Yorkshire. Condition: In a full cloth binding with gilt detailing to the spine and front board. Externally, generally smart. Bumping to the head and tail of the spine and also to the extremities. Rubbing to the boards, spines and joints. The odd handling mark. The front and rear hinges are lightly strained. Internally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with the odd mark. Overall Condition: Good.

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ont> Anno Dni : Unamed, 1925 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A delightful work of local topography, this volume explores the rich and diverse architecture found in the west of England's capital city. With the bookplate of Sir A. E. Richardson to the front pastedown. Lacking the original dust wrapper. Bookplate to the front pastedown of 'Sir A. E. Richardson' to the front pastedown. Sir A. E. Richardson was a noted British architect, who served as the President of the Royal Academy. Heavily influenced by design of the Georgian period, Richardson designed and restored numerous important buildings across Britain. A work by Royal Commission this work explores the historical monuments of London, situated in the west. As stated to the volumes title page this work excludes Westminster Abbey. Profusely illustrated throughout, with a coloured plate to the frontispiece. Alongside numerous photographs of the places of interest this volume also features numerous plans of buildings throughout. Large folding map ... Read more

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Provide For The Settlement of The Maine Indian Land Claims. July 1 and 2, 1980 Washington D. C. Volume 2 Appendix., 1980 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An interesting work of Native American history, in the form of documents and notes taken from hearings from the 'Select Committee on Indian Affairs' in 1980. Very scarce. Dating from the late 20th century this work is taken from the Ninety-Sixth Congress Second Session discussing the settlement of Native Americans in Maine, America. This particular hearing took place on July 1st and 2nd 1980. An interesting work capturing the treatment of Native American people by the U. S. Government in the 1980s. The committee comprised of John Melcher, Montana (Chairman); Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii; Dennis DeConcini, Arizona; William S. Cohen, Maine; Mark O. Hatfield, Oregon; Max I. Richtman (Staff Director). Condition: In the publisher's original paper binding. Externally generally smart, with minor shelfwear to the extremities. Horizontal mark to the rear board, wi ... Read more

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