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George Eyre and Andrew Strahan

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22 - London - George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1820 Book. Good. Hardcover. A scarce two volumes of legislation issued during the tumultuous reign of King George the Fourth. These statutes were passed in the first and third year of the reign of the King. The 1820volume being the fist session of the seventh parliament of the United Kingdom of Great britain and Ireland, while the 1822volume is the third session in the seventh parliament. Opens with atable of all the statutes passed during these periods including private acts not printed. Includesa blanksample general statement of income and expenditure usedat thetime and a blank form filled in by an overseer of the Act entitled, An Act of taking Account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution Thereof. George IV led an extravagant lifestyle that contributed to the decadentfashions of the Regency eraand taxpayers wereenraged at his wasteful spending in time of war. He had a poor relationship with both his father and his wife, Caroline ... Read more

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London - George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1815 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Calf leather bound with paper covered boards and gilt tooling to spine. Collection of 408 acts, both public, private and local. These include:An Act for continuing to His Majesty certain Duties on Malt, Sugar, Tobacco and Snuff in Great Britain; and on Pensions, Offices and Personal Estates in England; for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and fifteen. An Act for rebuilding Tempsford Bridge, in the County of Bedford. An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Dewlish, in the County of Dorset. Condition: The binding is tight and firm and both covers are attached. The front and rear inner hinges are strained but holding. There is some wear to the extremities, particularly to the spine which is chipped to the top and tail with some loss of leather. The front and rear outer hinges are cracked. Internally the book is clean and bright apart from some spotting to the front and rear few pages only..

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Felix Volkhovsky

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London - T. Fisher Unwin, 1892 Book. Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of the revolutionary Volkhovsky's series of children's stories. Illustrated frontispiece of a woman killing a fowl withnumerous illustrations throughout, allby Malischeff. Includes the stories, The Tiny Screw, Browny and The Old Sword's Mistake. Feliks Vadimovich Volkhovsky was a Russian revolutionary, journalist and writer. He was arrestedmany times;in 1874he was a defendant at the 1878 'Trial of the 193' and banished to Siberia. He escaped in 1889 via America. Volkhovsky was involved in 'Land and Liberty' and, when that group split in 1879, in 'The People's Will'. Condition: In acloth binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed with mark to corner of front board and fading to backstrip. Bumping to corners and head and tail ofspine. Internally, generally firmly bound with pages bright and clean. Overall: GOOD..

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Laurence Sterne

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London - Williams and Norgate, 1910 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). A limited and signed edition of this influential first example of modern travel writing by clergyman and author, Laurence Sterne. This edition de luxe is limited to five hundred copies, of which this is number 324. Signed by illustrator Everard Hopkins. Twelve colour tipped in plates by Everard Hopkins, who also illustrated works of Tennyson, Meade and worked for Punch magazine. The work may have been written as an answer to Tobais Smollett's decidedly unsentimental TravelsThrough France and Italy and recounts the amorous adventures of Reverend Mr. Yorick. Condition: In a cloth binding with gilt blindstamped detailing to front board. Externally, sound with some marks to boards and cockling to cloth of rear board. Corners and head and tail of spine are bumped. Internally, firmly bound with pages bright and clean, though some light foxing to end papers. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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Belezebub

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ondon - Peter Imp, 1785 Book. Good. Hardcover. A scarce editionof this satirical guide book to Hell. Contains directions to; parents, youths, minds possessed with envy and malice, good kings, first ministers of state, clergy and young ladies. This is a comicattack on the prevalent follies and vices of the day and was written as a response to Joseph Alleine's A Sure Guide ToHeaven. The alleged author, Belezebub, offers advice to youths to ease their tempers by defacing public parks and buildings. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed with loss to front board, corners and head and tail of spine. Corners are bumped. Marks to front board and tidemarks to rear. Front joint starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound withlight foxing to pages throughout. Overall: GOOD ..

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James S. Ogilvy

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London - The Waverley Book Company, 2191 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A two volume first edition set of James S. Ogilvy'swandering's through Surrey with beautiful illustrations. Forty-seven colour illustrated plates per volume, all by the author. Includes abbreviated accounts of the descent of manors and estates. Ogilvy guides the reader from Kew to Thorpe, Guildford, Dorking, WImbledon and finally Putney. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound with marks and tidemarks to boards. Rubbing to corners and bumping to edges of board of volume I. Bumping to head and tail of spine. Internally, firmly bound with spotting to pastedown and end-papers with scattered spotting to pages throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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John Brick

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London - Collins, 1957 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A scarce first UKedition of this novel set during the American Civil Warby John Brick. 'John Brick whose exciting novel of the War of Independence The King's Rangers will be remembered by many readers, establishes himself with The Apple-Knockers as one of America's most promising historical novelists. 'Containing a map of the Battle of Gettysburg. Condition: In a green cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally smart, with just some minor shelfwear. Dustwrapper is sound, though with some small closed tears, slight loss to the spine panel, and marks to the rear panel. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and quite clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED wit ha VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper..

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George Osborne Yarnold

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Cheshire - The Silk Press, 1998 Book. Fine. Hardcover. A scarce edition of this romantic history ofthis parish in Gloustershire. A limited edition of only seven hundred and fifty copies printed. Thirty-four illustrated plates. The book is a romantic evocation of more chivalrous days, a celebration of ancient bloodlines, hallowed halls, ivy-clad churches, woodland glades and rustic communities. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, in excellent condition with only small mark to front board. Internally, firmly bound with pages bright and clean. Overall: FINE..

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Odyssey.

  • Edition: First edition.
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Olney - Nelson & Saunders, 1987 Book. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition history of the eminent British enamelled glassworker, William Beilby and his family. Thisbook expands on Rush's first book about the family,The Ingenious Beilby's, this time emphasising the genius of William Beilby. Numerous photographs andillustrationsthroughout with Beilby family trees. The book covers the Mediaeval emergence, the workshop, watercolours and belated recognition. Condition: In a cloth binding with original dustwrapper. Externally, in lovely condition with only marks to rear board. Dustwrapper is sound with bumpingto head of boards and spine. Marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound with pages bright and clean. Overall:NEAR FINE with aGOOD dustwrapper..

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George Horne

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London - C. Bathurst, 1762 Book. Hardcover. A scarce early edition of the sermon given by the popular preacher,Bishop George Horne. The sermon is from the Book ofLamentations; We are Orphans and Fatherless our Mothers are as Widows. A prayer for mercy and restoration, specifically after the destruction of Jerusalem. A variety of these sermons to the sons of the same clergy were given by figures such as Glocester Ridley, Richard West and John Butler. Condition: Disbound. Externally, sound with tide marks to front page and loss with spottingto front and rear pages. Internally, generally firmly bound with pages bright and clean. Closed tear to page 13. Overall:GOOD ONLY..

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John Burnet

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London - J. & J. Leighton, 1850 Book. Fair. Hardcover. A scarce colour illustrated collection of educational essays and notes on the art of painting. The work is split into four parts: On the Education of the Eye, On Composition, On Light and Shade and On Colour. Around eight illustrated plates in each part, with the final part containing the colour illustrated plates. Condition: In a quartercalf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed with wear to spine. Marks to boards and rubbing to corners. Joints are starting but firm and hinges are detached. Library plate to front pastedown. Internally, front hinge has failed with title page. Internally, firmly bound with some spotting to pages throughout. Overall: FAIR.

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ont> Grabhorn/Hoyem : San Francisco, 1967 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this limited edition of Chaucer's 'A. B. C. ' poem, written for Blanche of Lancaster. A scarce work. A limited edition work, being one of one-thousand copies printed in 1967. The work of Chaucer's 'A. B. C. ' appears to be his translation of a French allegorical poem called 'Le Pelerinage de la vie Humaine'. The poem is set out with each stanza starting with a letter of the medieval Latin alphabet. The poem is said to have been written for Blanche of Lancaster, which would mean this is one of Chaucer's earliest poems. Blanche was a member of the royal House of Plantagenet, and was the mother of King Henry IV. Chaucer has been widely regarded as the greatest poet of the Middle Ages, best known for his 'The Canterbury Tales'. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding with paper to the boards. Externally, smart. Very minor marks to the rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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London - Stanley Paul and Co., 1922 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. Aguide toEnglish salt-glaze stoneware. Scarce to be with original dustwrapper, even in this poor condition. The first edition. Illustrated throughout, with over 200 illustrations in line and half-tone. This book is a part of a series written by Blacker on English ceramic art. This work is an in-depth look at salt-glaze potters, with a strong focus on the works of Dwight and Doulton. Several other potters are discussed as is Staffordshire salt-glaze ware. Condition: In original cloth binding with original dustwrapper. Externally, generally smart. Boards are age toned with bumping to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Dustwrapper is worn. Lacking majority of backstrip. Chipping to edges and age toned. Due to there not being a backstripfront and rear wrap are detached andtherefore kept in the rear of the volume. Tidemarks to rear wrap. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with the odd ... Read more

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font> A Fullarton and Co : London, 1833 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A beautifully bound, first edition of this gazetteer of England and Wales. With all forty-four engraved county maps in a lovely condition. A very scarce first edition copy, not seen at auction since 2002. This particular copy has been bound without the title and preliminaries. With later endpapers, and in a very smart oblong half calf binding. With the folding uncoloured engraved map of England & Wales, laid on linen in addition to 44 engraved county maps by Archibald Fullarton. The tree engravers involved in the work are Gray and Son, Josiah Neele and Co and Robert Scott. Collated, with all maps. Lacking the title page and preliminaries as mentioned. A prior owner has written the plate number neatly to the outer margin. A lovely example of this scarce work. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled paper boards. Externally, in an excellent condition with minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Tape repairs to t ... Read more

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ont> Robert Clavell : London, 1685 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smartly bound copy of this early work on British heraldry and nobility. Penned by an influential scholar who was key to the development of medieval history in academia. Rebound in a smart buckram binding. William Dugdale was an English antiquary and herald. He wrote many historical and heraldic works during his lifetime including 'Monasticon Anglicanum', 'History of St Paul's Cathedral' and 'Baronage of England'. This copy is lacking the title page and begins at the Latin dedication to the Duke of Norfolk. With the preface in English and the main body of the work in Latin. This was Dugdale's final work and begins with the Parliament summoned in 1265. In 'The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature' William Thomas Lowndes notes that this is a 'highly useful work, containing some names not included in the baronage'. ESTC No. R228678. This copy has a 26 page index alike to this one. As thi ... Read more

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A. W. Ifflands Dramatische Werke

August Wilhelm Iffland

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1802 - Leipzig - Georg Joachim Goschen, 1798 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. Dramatische Werke by August Wilhelm Iffland. With a foldout engraved portrait of Iffland to frontispiece volume one and further engraved frontispieces to twelve volumes. Thirteen volumes of a sixteen volume set. (Absent volumes are IV, XII and XIV)In German with blackletter text. Volumes included are:I: Meine theatralische Laufbahn. (1798) With engraved foldout portrait of Ifflandto frontispiece. II: Albert von Thurneisen. Verbrechen aus ehrsucht. Die Mndel. (1798) With engraved plate to frontispiece. III:Die Jger. Bewusstseyn. Der Spieler. (1798) With engraved plate to frontispiece. V: Frauenstand. Der Komet. Hausfreiden. (1799) With engraved plate to frontispiece. VI:Herbsttag. Leichter Sinn. Friedrich von Oestreich. (1799) With engraved plate to frontispiece. VII: Elise von Valberg. Das Gewissen. Luassan. (1799) With engraved plate to frontispiece. VIII: Erinnerung. Alte Zeit und neue Zeit. Das Vermchtniss. (1799) With engraved plate ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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/font> Macmillan : London, 1983 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. Signed first UK editions of the first three of Sue Grafton's popular detective series, the 'Alphabet Murders'. In the original unclipped dustwrappers. In three volumes, being the first three novels in Sue Grafton's 'Alphabet Murders' series. The first edition thus of these works, being the first UK editions. Each volume is signed by the author to the title page. Each in the original unclipped dustwrapper. 'A Is for Alibi' is a crime novel, set in the fictional city Santa Teresa in southern California. The novel follows the thirty-two year old private detective Kinsey Millhone, who is hired to solve the murder of a prominent divorce lawyer Laurence Fife. He had been killed eight years previously and his recently released wife was arrested for the death. The lawyer's death was linked to a similar death of a woman in Los Angeles. Both had died after taking poisonous oleander cap ... Read more

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sp; - None, 1810 Book. Hardcover. A fascinating unique bound collection of poems and illustrations. . Compiled by one Alfred Coulson and addressed 'to his friends at Yate Court,' this is a deeply personal and moving piece of himan history from around the turn of the c. 18. With pasted-in plates and cuttings of places visited and newsworthy figures, handwritten thoughts and poems, artistic figures, and even a pressed plant cutting, this is a poignant token of a rich friendship. Condition: In aquarter-calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, smart with some rubbing, particularly to spine, with slight loss to head of spine. Pictorial and armorial bookplates (presumably of Coulson) to frontpapers. Internally, binding tender. Pages mildly age toned. Overall: GOOD..

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ABC and All That

Gladys M. Rees

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ondon- Robert Hale Ltd., 1950 Book. VERY GOOD in GOO. Hardcover. This is a charmingly illustrated children's book by ilustrator and author Gladys Rees. Containing a new alphabet, early lessons and eighty nursery rhymes, including illustrated classics such as Sing a Song of Sixpence. Condition: In stiff paper wraps with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart iwth some light rubbing and bumping. Wear to head and tail of spine. Dustrwapper sound with chipping, creasing and loss. Ink inscription to front flyleaf. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD in GOOD dustwrapper..

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London - Mark Baskett, 1766 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An act newly published under George III to enable the exchange of Lands in Perth. Condition: The binding is holding but becoming loose in places, and all pages are attached. This book is disbound. Internally it is generally clean and bright except for a few occasional spots..

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