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London - J. Barfield, 1822 Book. Fair. Hardcover. A scarce and delightfully hand-coloured atlas being a general guide to history, both ancient and modern. Third edition. Extremely uncommon London printing. Exhibiting an accurate account of the origin, descent, and marriages, of all the royal families, from the beginning of the world to the opening of the British parliament by his majesty George IV. Feb. 5, 1822; together with the various possessions, foreign wars, battles of renown, and remarkable events. With a key of marks and abbreviation used within the work. Containing sixty of the original sixty-four maps and tables. Lacking China, India, Africa, and America. C. V. Lavoisne is best known for his publication, in tandem with Matthew Carey, of the Complete Genealogical, Historical, Chronological, and Geographical Atlas. Verylittle known about him,though he was an activefigure within Philadelphia in the late 18th and early 19th century. C. V. Lavoisne (fl. 1795 - 1850) is a little known figure active in Phi ... Read more

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The Open Road

E V Lucas

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London - Methuen and Co., 1926 Book. Fine. Hardcover. An anthological collection of poems, sayings and prose. This selection are intended to be a companion to the traveller, to give one a variety of matters to read whilst on a journey. The preface states 'This little book aims at nothing but providing companionship on the road for city-dwellers who make holiday, It has no claims to completeness of any kind'. It provides 'lazy reading for the time to rest, with perhaps a phrase or two for the feet to step to and the mind to brood on when the rest is over. 'Rebound in a lovely quarter morocco binding. Contains passages by many well known authors such as Shakespeare and Tennyson and Byron. Compiled by E. V Lucas, an essayist, poet and short story writer. Lucas was a large contributor for the magazine Punch and worked for them from 1904 to his death. Condition: In a quarter crushed morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, lovely condition with minor shelfwear to extremities. Internal ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: FINE in NEAR FIN
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ondon- Andre Deutsch, 1979 Book. FINE in NEAR FIN. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of this novel by E V Cunningham. E V Cunningham was a pseudonym of American novelist and television writer Howard Fast. This is one of a series of novels known as the Masao Masuto mysteries. Condition: In a red cloth binding in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, in lovely condition. Dustwrapper in excellent condition with just some wear to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: FINE in NEAR FINE dustwrapper..

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ont> Methuen and Co : London, 1925 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of poetry for children by E V Lucas. With illustrations by popular artist, E H Shepard. Shepard is best known for his illustrations of A A Milne's 'Winnie the Pooh' as well as Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows'. Edward Verall Lucas was an English polymath. He wrote essays, plays, biographies, novels, short stories and poetry. He was a notable contributor of 'Punch' magazine, having joined the staff in 1904 and remaining until the end of his life. Condition: In the original quarter cloth binding with pictorial boards. Externally, bumped and rubbed to the extremities. Boards have faaded, with a few spots and marks. Loss to the spine label which is age-toned. Offsetting to front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with just the odd spots. Overall Condition: Very Good.

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Traveller's Luck

E V Lucas

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Near Fine
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London - Methuen and Co., 1930 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First edition.. A compilation of essays by EV Lucas. The first edition of this work. Rebound, in a quarter morocco binding. E V Lucas was an English humorist , essayist and poet. He was a member of the staff on the famous Punch Magazine from 1904 until his death. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned due to paper used. A few light spots to the first and last few pages. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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Dictionnaire Universel

P. C. V. Boiste

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Paris - Firmin Didot, 1836 Book. Good. Hardcover. A French-English dictionary from P. C. V. Boiste. Including a folding table to the rear. Eighth edition, revised, corrected, and considerably augmented from Charles Nodier. Printed in three columns. Bookplate of Sir Gilbert Frankland Lewis to front pastedown. Condition: In a half-calf binding. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing and some marks, along with some edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered instances of foxing. Ink signature to front pastedown. Overall: GOOD..

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  • Book condition: FINE in a NEAR F
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London - B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1954 Book. FINE in a NEAR F. Hardcover. A volume on colour illustrations,in the original dustwrapper. Cataloguing the English books including coloured plates between the years 1790-1860, the work is a detailed reference to this somewhat niche concern. Condition: In cloth binding with gilt detailing and original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally very smart, there is some very minor shelfwear only. The dustwrapper has some minor rubbing and shelfwear also. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are bright and clean throughout. Overall: FINE in a NEAR FINE dustwrapper..

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Quantitative Chemical Analysis

Dr. C. Remigius Fresenius; A. Vacher

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00, 1876 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An extremely smart and rather uncommon complete set of C. Fresenius' expansive work on quantitative chemistry, translated here by A. Vacher. Illustrated throughout. Complete in two volumes. A very educational and fascinating analysis of quantitative chemistry. Quantitative chemistry is a branch of the science that calculates known quantities of materials. Quantitative analysis is the method used for determining the amount of a chemical present in a sample. Originally written in German by Dr. C. Remigius Fresenius. Fresenius was a chemist who is known for his analytical chemistry studies. Translated by A. Vacher. Illustrated throughout with numerous in-text engravings. With a half-title to Volume I. With fourteen pages of publisher's adverts to the rear of each volume. Condition: In the original cloth binding. Externally, smart. A little bumping to the head and tail of the spines and to the extremities. Front hinge of Volume II is starting but firm. Internally, firm ... Read more

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Engravers & Engraving

Francis Vacher

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Very Good
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Manchester - George Falkner, 1888 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of 'Engravers and Engraving', by Francis Vacher. First delivered as an Inaugural Address by the author at the commencement of the thirty-first session of the Birkenhead Literary and Scientific Society. This work includes 5 plates that depict engravings, which were initially on exhibition for the public, and were used to illustrate the author's Address. End papers and pastedown decorated with an attractive pattern of small flowers. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Condition: In a stiff card binding with thick paper wrap affixed. Externally sound, although a trifle rubbed. Handling marks towrap. End papers and pastedown decorated with small flowers. Internally firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean, with just the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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The Moderns Revisted.

Grosvenor Vadehra

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London - Grosvenor Vadehra, 2006 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce first edition study of modern Indian art. The piece looks at the works of M F Hussain, S H Raza, Ram Kumar, V S Gaitonde, F N Souza, Tyed Mehta and Akbar Padamsee. Numerous colour illustrated plates and illustrations throughout with details of the artists influences and history. Condition: In a paper binding. Externally, very smart with some shelfwear only as head and tail of spine are lightly bumped and there is a mark to rear board. Internally, firmly bound with pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOODINDEED..

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The Moderns Revisted.

Grosvenor Vadehra

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London - Grosvenor Vadehra, 2006 Book. FINE with a very. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce first edition study of modern Indian art. The piece looks at the works of M F Hussain, S H Raza, Ram Kumar, V S Gaitonde, F N Souza, Tyed Mehta and Akbar Padamsee. Numerous colour illustrated plates and illustrations throughout with details of the artists influences and history. Condition: In a paper binding with original dustwrapper. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear as head and tail of spine are lightly bumped. Dustwrapper is sound with some rubbing to edgesof boards and corners. Internally, firmly bound with pages bright and clean. Overall: FINE with a VERY GOOD dustwrapper..

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The Law

Roger Vailland

  • Edition: 1st Edition
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London - Jonathan Cape, 1958 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Leather bound with gilt lettering to spine and cloth covered boards. First English edition. The Law's ostensible story is secondary to the description of relationships within a small Southern-Italian community. Vailland makes us understand how everyone, monarchist lord of the manor, the amorous Donna Lucrezia, the wealthy racketeer, and the landless day-labourer, are all affected by the ancient complexities of an hierarchical society. Roger Vailland (1907-1965) was a French novelist, essayist, and screenwriter. Vailland's novels include Drle de jeu (1945), Les mauvais coups (1948), Un jeune homme seul (1951), 325 000 francs (1955), and La loi (1957), winner of the Prix Goncourt. His screenplays include Les liaisons dangereuses (with Claude Brl and Roger Vadim, 1959) and Le vice et la vertu (with Vadim, 1962). Condition: The binding is tight and firm and both covers are attached firmly. There is some wear to the extremities, particul ... Read more

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The Independence of Claire

Mrs George De Horne Vaizey

  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> Religious Tract Society : London, 1915 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition novel by Jessie Belll, illustrated with a frontispiece. Written under the pseudonym of her married name Mrs George de Horne Vaizey. Bell was also known as Jessie Mansergh. The author was known for using her own experiences in her books. She used situations in her early life in a large family, her own illnesses and her first husband's addictions and death. This work is undated. dated using Copac. Condition: In original pictorial cloth binding. Externally, smart with bumping to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Boards are slightly faded. Patches of light rubbing to the extremities and joints. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper, Pamela Gillett. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Occasional spots to pages and foredge. Overall Condition: Very Good.

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Betty Trevor

Mrs George De Horne Vaizey

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London - The Religious Society, 1912 Book. Good. Hardcover. An illustrated novel with fontispieceIllustrated with seven full page plates. Jessie Bell (1857 23 January 1917), later Jessie Mansergh, was an English writer born in Liverpool, who wrote under her married name Mrs George de Horne Vaizey. As her biography at Athelstane Books notes, She often used her own varied experiences in her books. She used situations from her early life in a large family, her first husbands addiction and death, and her own illnesses in her novels. De Horne Vaizey's daughter Gwyneth, nicknamed Kit, was the inspiration for the character Kitty in her 1902 work A Houseful of Girls. The author mentions that Gwyneth really did share lessons with a family of five sisters, who in many ways were like the hook Rendells. Chrystabel is as like as I could make her and they all talk In that funny way, emphasising every second or third word. Condition: In a pictorical cloth binding. Externally some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Int ... Read more

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Nouvelle Traduction

M. Val. Martial

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[Paris] - A. Paphos, 1807 Book. Good. Hardcover. Anattractively boundcollection of French epigrams. A new translation for the original Latin - which is also included - by Denis Volland. Dated using Copac. Volumes I and II of three only. Condition: In full tree calf bindings with gilt detailed spines. Externally, rubbed with some wear and minor loss to the extremities and front board of volume II. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with scattered light spottingonly. Overall: GOOD..

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ont> Frederick Warne and Co : London, 1894 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming collection of popular literature from several centuries, collected and edited by Mrs Valentine. In the gilt detailed original cloth binding. All volumes are in a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to the spine and to the boards. The white cloth to the spines remains extremely bright. With a bookplate to the front pastedown of all volumes of a Greek style folly on a hill with a young girl kneeling in the foreground. The name 'AEEYNT' is to the top of the bookplate. With a frontispiece to all volumes. This vast anthology has poems and prose from the likes of Lord Lytton, Edwin Arnold, Hugh Miler, Lord Macaulay, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Edward Earl Clarendon, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Lamb, Samuel Johnson, Laurence Oliphant, Milton, Horace Smith, Montaigne, J G Lockhart and Sir Philip Sydney. Collated, complete. Scarce to find all twelve volumes together, particularly in this decorative cloth binding. Condition: In full ... Read more

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ont> Frederick Warne and Co. : London, 1888 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully bound copy of this work of military and naval history, with the crest of Stamford Hill Collegiate School to the front board. Undated. Dated using Worldcat. Handsomely bound in a beautiful full calf binding, with gilt detailing to the spine and the school crest of Stamford Hill Collegiate School to the front board. With a ink inscription to the reverse of the front endpaper that reads 'Frank Please. Good Conduct Prize 'Xmas. 1885. Lewis Wm Patts. Head Master'. With an additional stamp to the front endpaper that reads 'Leonard Martin Collection. 41 Crofters Road, Northwood, Middx. '. Building off of the initial success of 'Sea Fights', this later edition sees the edition of 'Land Battle' to the volume. This fascinating work of history explores important and noteworthy battles throughout history, both at sea and on land. Condition: In a full calf binding, with gilt detailing. Externally sm ... Read more

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Gems of National Poetry

Mrs Valentine

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ont> Frederick Warne and Co : London, 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive anthology of British poetry collected from the chief National Poets. Comprising of works by Chaucer, Spenser, Southey, Thomas Hood, Thomas Moore, Richard Lovelace, John Milton and more. The 'Albion' Edition of this collection. Undated, dated using Copac. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, very smart. Spine has faded. Light rubbing to the joint and to the raised bands. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with the occasional spots to pages. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed.

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Gems of National Poetry

Mrs Valentine

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London - Frederick Warne and Co., 1889 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nicely bound anthology of British poetry. The 'Albion Edition' of this work, published by Frederick Warne and Co. Compiled andedited by one Mrs Laura Valentine. Laura Valentine was an English writer, best known for her numerous children's books. In a Riviere and Son binding with beautifulgilt stamping to the top and bottom of the boards. This anthology features numerous poems bypopular British poets. Poets include Joseph Addison, Matthew Arnold, Richard Barham, Robert Burns, Thomas Gray, Lord Lytton, Thomas Moore, Shakespeare and Shelley. Condition: In a full morocco binding with gilt stamping to the top and bottom of boards and to spine. Externally, smart with small patches of rubbing to the joints and spine, particularlyto the head and tail. A few marks to boards. Binder's stamp to verso of front endpaper, Riviere and Son. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with a few spots to endpapers and the ... Read more

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Tours - AdMame et Cie, 1841 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Anhistorical work on the crusades. Written by F Valentin. The third edition of this particular publication. With the bookplate of William Wickham to the front pastedown. Possibly the William Wickham who was a member of parliament for Petersfield, Hampshire. His grandfather was also named William Wickham and was a spymaster. In the original French. Illustrated, with a frontispiece, vignette title page and an additional three plates. Condition: In a half calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the joints and extremities. A few patches of rubbing to the spine. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, William Wickham. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Scattered spotting to the endpapers and a tidemark due to a spill at the foredge, affecting the page edges of most pages only slightly. The odd spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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