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19315 ACT OF PARLIAMENT (Lottery) AN ACT FOR GRANTING TO HIS MAJESTY THE SUM OF TWO
MILLIONS ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS by annuities, and a lottery, in manner therein mentioned, and for appropriating the supplies
granted in this session of Parliament, and for making forth duplicates of exchequer bills, lottery tickets, and orders, lost,
burnt, or otherwise destroyed. London: printed by the assigns of his majesty's printer, and of Henry Hills, 1731
Folio, (306x198mm), ,435-472p. Black letter with ornamental factotum initial letter at the head of the text. Disbound.
19305 ACT OF PARLIAMENT (Sinking Fund) AN ACT FOR GRANTING TO HIS MAJESTY THE SUM OF TWO MILLIONS
ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS, to be raised by annuities and a lottery, and charged on the sinking fund, redeemable by Parliament.
London: printed by Thomas Baskett, 1750. Folio, (306x198mm), ,(39-)60p. Black letter with ornamental
factotum initial letter at the head of the text. Disbound. £15.00
18554 ACT OF PARLIAMENT (Land Tax).
ANNO REGNI GEORGII II... An act for granting an aid to his majesty by a land tax to be raised in Great Britain, for service
of the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty three. London: printed by John Baskett, 1753. Folio, (306x192mm),
,55-139p. black-letter. A clean copy, disbound. A lengthy act that lists the amounts levied on the counties, boroughs and
towns of England and Wales, and Scotland. £20.00
19196 ACT OF PARLIAMENT (Lotteries). ANNO REGNI GEORGII
III. REGIS. An act for granting to his majesty a certain sum of money, to be raised by a lottery. London: printed by Charles
Eyre and William Strahan, 1771. Folio, (313x197mm), ,1179-1195p. printed in black letter with a handsome
engraved factotum initial letter at the start of the first page and the King's printers' device on the title. Disbound.
12490 ACT OF PARLIAMENT (George II). HIS MAJESTY'S MOST GRACIOUS SPEECH TO BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT,
on Wednesday the Seventeenth day of June, 1747. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, printer to the king's most excellent
majesty; and by the assigns of Robert Baskett, 1747. Folio, (297x192mm), 4p. lightly age-soiled, disbound, trimmed
closely at the tail. A variant to both the issues listed on ESTC, where two issues with different, highly ornamental, factotum
initial letters and line ending variants are noted: one calls for a factotum of a lion and a horse either side of the initial
letter, while the other has a woman and a lion; the copy we offer has two angels holding an opened book. In his speech King
George, is concerned about foreign warmongers, but pleased that 'tranquility' has been restored to North Britain.
18555 ACT OF PARLIAMENT (Land Tax). [ANNO REGNI GEORGII III] An act for granting an aid to his
majesty by a land tax to be raised in Great Britain, for service of the year one thousand seven hundred and sixty four. London:
1764. Folio, (306x192mm), 43-127p. black-letter. A clean copy, lacking the part-title, disbound. A lengthy act that
lists the amounts levied on the counties, boroughs and towns of England and Wales, and Scotland. £12.00
ACT OF PARLIAMENT (Land Tax). [ANNO REGNI GEORGII III] An act for granting an aid to his majesty by a land tax to be raised
in Great Britain, for service of the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven. London: printed by Charles Eyre
and William Strahan, 1777. Folio, (306x192mm), 120p. black-letter. A clean copy, disbound. A lengthy act that
lists the amounts levied on the counties, boroughs and towns of England and Wales, and Scotland. £20.00
ACT OF PARLIAMENT (Land Tax Commissioners). [ANNO REGNI GEORGII III] An act for appointing commissioners for carrying into
execution an act... duty of pensions, and ... land tax London: 1808. Folio, (306x192mm), 745-1028p. black-letter.
A clean copy, lacking the part-title, disbound. A lengthy list of the innumerable commissioners, occasionally with their places
of residence and profession, in England and Wales, and Scotland. £20.00
14115 ADDISON, Joseph, & others.
SIR ROGER DE COVERLY. Edited by John Hampden. Second impression, London: Folio Society, 1968. 8vo, (227x145mm),
Frontispiece and decorated chapter headpieces from wood-engravings by Richard Shirley Smith. Original quarter buckram, marbled
paper sides, slipcase. (Nash, Folio 50 233) £4.00
12934 ALMANAC. THE BRITISH ALMANAC OF THE SOCIETY
FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE for the year 1837. London: Charles Knight, . 12mo (184x108mm),
258p. foldng ground plan & 6 wood-engravings. Original blue cloth, gilt lettered on the backstrip with is faded, a small
split at the head of the front joint. Printed by William Clowes and issued at `one shilling stitched in a wrapper; or, bound
in cloth... four shillings. The public improvements discusses the completion of the National Gallery in London, with a ground
5121 ALTHOLZ, Josef L. VICTORIAN ENGLAND 1837-1901. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
for the Conference of British Studies, 1970. 8vo, (222x144mm), 100p. A good copy in original cloth. A volume
in the 'Bibliographical Handbooks' series containing some 2,500 entries broadly representing all aspects of Victorian
England except literature. £4.00
7566 ALTSCHUL, Michael. ANGLO-NORMAN ENGLAND 1066-1154. [A bibliography].
Cambridge: for the Conference on British Studies at the University Press, 1969. 8vo, xii+83p. A good copy
in original cloth, backstrip lightly faded. £5.00
11841 [ANON.] BRIEF REMARKS UPON THE PUBLIC LETTER OF
SIR RICHARD STRACHAN, and the narrative of the Earl of Chatham. Second edition, London: printed for T. Becket and J. Porter,
1810. 8vo (210x130mm), 36p. with the half-title. Disbound. (Issac 'Checklist' in William Bulmer the fine
printer in context103) Bulmer's imprint on the final verso. Rare, we can locate only 1 other copy and that of the
first edition. £65.00
16577 [ANON.] THE FOLLY OF APPOINTING MEN OF PARTS TO THE GREAT OFFICES OF STATE.
London: Printed for J. Coote, 1758. 8vo, (169x110mm), 24p. shaved close at the fore-edge of the dedication
and 4 text pages with very minor loss of the first or last letters of each line, small tear in the half title neatly repaired,
early owner's signature of Wm Brigge on the half-title. Disbound and preserved in a modern binders' cloth envelope
chemise. 'This is, upon the whole, a sprightly performance, intended to ridicule that detestable ministerial policy, of
appointing men of ductile nature, and contemptible talents, into the great offices of state.' (Monthly review,
1758). Uncommon, Estc locates only six copies in the British Isles. £145.00
13329 AUSTEN, John. HISTORICAL
NOTES ON OLD SHEFFIELD DRUGGISTS. Also including a supplement containing an account of the John Austen Collection by Agnes
Lothian, and a short memoir of the author by J.M. & D. Austen. Sheffield: J.W. Northend, 1961. 8vo (248x152mm),
xviii,116p. illustrations. A good copy in original cloth. £10.00
15240 AYTOUN, William Edmonstoune. THE
LIFE AND TIMES OF RICHARD THE FIRST, surnamed Coeur-de-Lion, King of England. London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 1840.
12mo, (146x94mm), xvi,366p. engraved frontispiece portrait. Contemporary half calf, backstrip tooled in gilt with dark green
leather labels, marbled paper sides, joints and edges rubbed, armorial bookplate. An uncommon book from a Scottish writer
better known as a poet, collector of ballads and frequent contributor to Blackwood's magazine. £95.00
BABAYAN, Karen. BLOOD ORANGES DIPPED IN SALT. Leeds, Wild Pansy Press, 2012. 8vo, (190x154mm), 135p. 1 large
folding colour and 2 monochrome plates. A fine copy in original illustrated hardback laminated boards. (NEW BOOK) Part memoir,
part family history, part stories scattered over a timeline of 400 years of Armenian history this book was written by a friend
and neighbour and, at first glance, was not my sort of book - then I read it. £14.99
15260 BACON, G.W.
BACON'S NEW MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAR IN TURKEY. Showing all forts and fortified towns. [Titled thus on the outer cover,
the map itself titled:] BACON'S MAP OF TURKEY IN EUROPE AND GREECE. London: G.W. Bacon, [1877.] A folded
map, 710x510mm folded down to 186x124mm. Printed in colours to a scale of 1:2700000 and extending from Russia in the north
to 'Candia' (Crete) in the south and from the Gulf of Taranto in the west to Constantinople (Istanbul) and part of
Turkey in Asia Minor in the east. Dust-spotted and with neat repairs to some folds. Original printed wrappers, slightly dust-soiled
and repaired at the spine. A topographic map of the first Balkan war showing several railways (including a couple under construction)
and numerous fortified towns. £45.00
11683 BAKER, James. THE LIFE OF SIR THOMAS BERNARD, BARONET. London:
John Murray, 1819. 8vo, (212x134mm), (iii-)xiii,,190, +1p list of works, lacks the half-title. Frontispiece
portrait by Scriven after Opie, some occasional spotting mainly confined to the head margins. Contemporary half calf, marbled
paper covered boards and end endleaves, joints and corner tips rubbed and a small piece of leather missing from the head of
the backstrip, bookplate. (Isaac 'Checklist' in William Bulmer the fine printer in context, 36) £50.00
[BAKER, James] SOME PARTICULARS OF THE LIFE OF SIR THOMAS BERNARD, BART. Lately deceased. (drop-head titled thus). [London:
printed by W. Bulmer, . 8vo (222x140mm), 8p. Unsewn, as issued. Inscribed `Sent to CMB 1818' at the
head of the first page. (Isaac 'Checklist' in William Bulmer the fine printer in context36a) A rare obituary
of the noted philanthropist, written by his nephew who produced a full biography the following year. This notice, or some
portion of it, may have appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine. Bulmer's imprint at the end of the text. £50.00
BALLAD (Coal Mining Trade Union) LINES ON UNION. Barnsley: John Elliott, printer. [1840s]. Single sheet
(254x172mm), the verses printed double column within an ornamental border, an ornamental device (with internal text) at the
head, and a wood-engraved cut of a church and churchyard at the tail of the second column; several small tears repaired, some
early paste streaks on the reverse but without staining through onto the front. Elliott registered his press (under the Seditious
Societies Act) in 1840 and was still active in the 1860s although only a handful of items from his press are recorded. This
ballad, calling for the establishment of a union for local miners, links their cause for better conditions and remuneration
to a firm faith in the 'Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.' Vicinus (Broadsides of the industrial North) illustrates
another ballad printed by Elliott which also links miners and God and is likewise printed within an ornamental frame. £120.00
BARKER, Ernest, George CLARK & P. VAUCHER (Editors). THE EUROPEAN INHERITANCE. 3 Volumes, Oxford: Clarendon Press,
1954. 8vo, xxviii+543; xxviii+392; xxviii+406p. 24 maps & 51 plates. An ex-school-library copy in original blue
cloth, stitching shaken and covers slightly stained, backstrips faded. £5.00
11903 [BARRINGTON] Shute,
Bishop Of Durham. GROUNDS OF UNION BETWEEN THE CHURCHES OF ENGLAND AND ROME considered, in a charge delivered to the clergy
of the diocese of Durham, at the ordinary visitation of that diocese in the year MDCCX. London: printed by William Bulmer;
and sold by T. Payne; Rivingtons; Hatchard; Hanwell, Cooke, Oxford; Deighton, Cambridge and the bookellers at Durham, and
Newcastle upon Tyne, 1811. 4to, (262x210mm), ,14p. some slight dust-soiling. Disbound. (Unrecorded Isaac
'Checklist' in William Bulmer the fine printer in context) £35.00
11539 BARRINGTON, Shute.
THE POLITICAL LIFE OF WILLIAM WILDMAN VISCOUNT BARRINGTON. Compiled from original papers by his brother, Shute, Bishop of
Durham. First [privately printed] edition, London: printed by W. Bulmer and Co., 1814. [100 copies], large
4to, (333x256mm), [iv],ii,207,p. with the half-title. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Knight after Lawrence, waterstained
in the fore and tail margins of the frontispiece only, title lightly spotted. A handsome, generously margined, copy in later
19th-century crushed morocco, gilt and blind frames on the covers with ornate corner ornaments to the central panel, sympathetically
rebacked preserving the early citron leather lettering piece, marbled endleaves. Later inscription on the first flyleaf: 'To
His Excellency Sylvain Van de Weyre. Barrington, May /72.' (Isaac 35; Martin Privately printed books p214). The first,
privately printed, large paper edition £150.00
11769 BARRINGTON, Shute. THE POLITICAL LIFE OF WILLIAM
WILDMAN VISCOUNT BARRINGTON, compiled from original papers by his brother, Shute, Bishop of Durham. [Another ?second, edition]
London: printed for Payne and Foss; and Hatchard, by W. Bulmer, 1815. 4to, (230x160mm), vi,219,p. with
the half-title, engraved frontispiece portrait by Knight after Lawrence, some slight spotting of the frontispiece and slight
offset onto the facing title. Contemporary full calf, gilt roll frame, backstrip ornately tooled in the compartments, front
joint weak, sprinkled edges, armorial bookplate. (Isaac 'Checklist' in William Bulmer, the fine printer in context
12217 BECKWITH, Frank. YORKSHIRE HISTORICAL FICTION. A reader's guide. Clapham: Dalesman,
1947. 8vo, 50p. Original wrappers, slightly soiled. £5.00
18308 BELL, H E & R L OLLARD (Editors).
HISTORICAL ESSAYS 1600-1750 PRESENTED TO DAVID OGG. Second impression, London: Adam and Charles Black, 1964.
8vo, (222x140mm), xii,274p. frontispiece portrait. A clean ex-library copy in original cloth. £10.00
BENTHAM, Samuel. SIR WILLIAM PETTY'S PLAN FOR A SYSTEM OF INSTRUCTION RELATIVE TO THE BUSINESS OF THE MARINE DEPARTMENT,
in the same words as the original; but with the articles transposed, and marginal titles, supplemental articles, and remarks
added. London: [J.] M'Creery, printer, [1811.] Single sheet (557x434mm), heading (as above) in 5 lines
and the remainder in four columns. Sometime folded and with a library stamp, dated 1880, on the reverse. Some very slight
browning and tears at the outer edges of some folds, trimmed closely in the left hand margin. Dated Chatham, 1799 at the end
of the text but on paper watermarked 1811, A re-issue of Samuel Bentham's improvement on the plan for a system of naval
education devised by Sir William Petty. Our original suspicion that this may have been extracted from another source cannot
be substantiated and we believe that this rare piece of naval ephemera is indeed a separately printed item. £75.00
BENTLEY, James. RESTLESS BONES: THE STORY OF RELICS. London: Constable, 1985. 8vo, (224x142mm), 245p. 17
plates, gift inscription on the front free endleaf. A good copy in original hardback boards, dustjacket. £10.00
BIDDLE, Sheila. BOLINGBROKE & HARLEY. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1975. 8vo, (215x140mm), 308,xviip.
A good copy in original cloth, dustjacket. £3.00
16335 BINDING SOME REMARKABLE PASSAGES IN THE LIFE OF
THE HON. COL. JAMES GARDINER, who was slain at the Battle of Prestonpans, September 21, 1745: with an appendix, relating to
the ancient family of the Munroes of Foulis. Edinburgh: printed by A. Aikman, Jun. For William Whyte and Co. Waugh and
Innes, and W. Oliphant [and 7 other names booksellers in Glasgow, Dublin and London], 1823. 12mo, (139x90mm),
216p. slightly browned. Contemporary half roan, marbled paper sides, spine leather very degraded and the front cover detached.
Although a London edition of the same year is listed on Copac, we are unable to locate another copy of this Edinburgh printing.
13935 BIRCH, J.F. MEMOIR ON THE NATIONAL DEFENCE. Second edition, corrected and considerably enlarged,
London: printed for J. Stockdale, 1808. 8vo, (201x124mm), ,171p. slightly spotted, the title-page slightly
dust-soiled, sometime trimmed with the loss of most of a previous owner's signature from the head of the title, Modern
binders' paper covered hardback boards. Printed by Thomas Bensley, a Napoleonic era polemic on the strengths and faults
of militia armies and fortresses by a Captain in the Royal Engineers. £55.00
15242 BLUNT, I.J. SKETCH
OF THE REFORMATION IN ENGLAND. London: John Murray, 1832. 12mo, (145x94mm), viii,327p. wood-engraved vignette
of Paul's Cross on the title. Contemporary half calf, backstrip tooled in gilt with dark green leather labels, joints
and edges rubbed, marbled paper sides, armorial bookplate. A volume from Murray's 'Family Library' series, the
first edition of a remarkably successful title with at least fifteen English editions in the author's lifetime, and several
12327 BOWDER, Diana (Editor). WHO WAS WHO IN THE ROMAN WORLD. 753 BC – AD 476.
Oxford: Phaidon, 1980. Sm.4to, 256p. numerous illustrations. A very good copy in original cloth, dustjacket.
17328 (BRIQUET, Madeleine De Sainte Christine.) RELATION DE LA CAPTIVITE DE LA Mre MADELEINE DE
SAINTE CHRISTINE, religieuse de Port-Royal; au 19. de Decembre de l'annee 1664. Premier partie. Relation de la captivite
de la Sr Marguerite de Sainte Gertrude, religieuse de Port-Royal; et la retraction qu'elle a faite de ses deux signatures.
Seconde partie. No place or imprint: 1718. 8vo, (158x95mm), ,253p. small faint stain in the tail margin
of the front fly-leaf and first 6 text leaves. 18th century calf, French shell marbled endleaves (pastedown only), tail-fore
corner of the front cover repaired, rebacked. £365.00
16627 BROADFOOT, Barry. THE IMMIGRANT YEARS. From
Europe to Canada 1945-1967. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1986. 8vo, (235x155mm), ,255p. Original
hardback, edges lightly rubbed, dustjacket. £5.00
20408 BROWNE (Christopher). GETTING THE MESSAGE; the
Story of the British Post Office. Stroud: Alan Sutton, 1993. 8vo, (240x160mm), xiv,201p. 108 illustrations.
An excellent copy in original red hardback boards, gilt lettered on the backstrip, dustjacket. A general history of the British
postal services which, certainly in the 18th century, played a not insignificant role in the distribution of print. £6.00
BRYANT, Arthur. HISTORIAN'S HOLIDAY. London: Dropmore Press, 1946. 550 copies, sm.4to, (257x190mm),
,86p. Uncut in original blue cloth, backstrip slightly discoloured, gilt lettered with a gilt device on the front cover,
and printed gilt dentelles on the cover turn-ins, slightly dust-soiled. Printed in 14pt Bembo on Portals handmade paper. £30.00
BUCHANAN-BROWN, John [Ed.] THE REMAINS OF THOMAS HEARNE. Reliquiae Hernianae. Being extracts from his MS diaries, compiled
by Dr. John Bliss; now newly revised. London: Centaur Press, 1966. 8vo, (230x144mm), xiv,475p. A very good
copy in original blue cloth, dustjacket. An invaluable picture of the learned world during Hearne's lifetime (1678-1735)
and a vivid portrait of the Oxford of his day. £10.00
19195 BUCKMAN, [James] & C.H. NEWMARCH. ILLUSTRATIONS
OF THE REMAINS OF ROMAN ART, in Cirencester, the site of Ancient Corinium. Second edition, London: George Bell, 1850.
4to, (277x220mm), xxxii,155p. 11 engraved plates only (of 12) but including the ground plan highlighted in colour, and 44
engravings in the text. Contemporary half roan, marbled paper sides; very worn and the covers detached. Printed in Cirencester
by Bailey and Jones. £20.00
16026 [BURKE, Edmund & Robert DODSLEY (Editors)] THE ANNUAL REGISTER,
OR A VIEW OF THE HISTORY, POLITICKS, AND LITERATURE OF THE YEAR 1760. Third edition, London: printed for R. and J. Dodsley,
1764. 8vo, (201x126mm), ,256 [?of 260], 271,p. perhaps lacking the last 4 pages of the first part (containing
the continuation of the arm list, &c.) Contemporary sprinkled calf, covers detached. The contents include History
of the London brewery, from the beginning of King William's reign to the present time; An account of the life
of George Frederick Handel; Milton's apology for himself, against the charge of frequenting brothel-houses;
Advice from a father to a son on the art of parrying charitable subscriptions, while the account of books published
includes discussion of Tristram Shandy; Dialogues of the dead and Baskerville's edition of Aesop.
ESTC records only 3 copies of this third printing of 1760 volume. £50.00
19574 BURKE, Thomas. ENGLISH
INNS. London: Collins, 1943. Sm.4to, (230x165mm), 48p. 8 colour plates & 24 monochrome illustrations.
A good copy in original decorated boards, dustjacket frayed. One of the excellent and innovative Britain in Pictures series
designed and produced for Collins by Adprint of London, a firm established by Wolfgang Foges and Walter Neurath, émigré
printers and publishers from Vienna, who were pioneers of inexpensive but high quality colour printing. £5.00
BURKE, Thomas. THE ENGLISH TOWNSMAN. As he was and as he is. Second edition, London: B.T. Batsford, 1947.
8vo, (221x142mm), x,151p. 97 plates. Original cloth, dustjacket frayed. A fascinating study of life and amusements in the
English town, particularly London, from the middle ages to the middle of the last century. £10.00
CANNING, George. SPEECHES DELIVERED BY THE RT. HON. GEORGE CANNING, at the public celebration of his third return to Parliament
for the town of Liverpool, June 29, 1818. Second edition, London: printed for G. and W. Nicol, by W. Bulmer, 1818.
8vo, (228x140mm), 39p. half-title present, some faint browning. A nice contemporary binding of light brown calf, a gilt thick
and thin line frame surrounds a palmette roll, also in gilt, within which is a blind floral roll, the centre panel framed
with a star and single line blind roll with arabesque outer corner ornaments and extremely ornate larger inner corner ornaments
of Arabic motifs; the backstrip tooled in gilt at the head and tail and lettered direct, the verso of the front free blue
sugar paper, made endleaf carrying a watermark date of 1817, the backstrip slightly discoloured and very slightly rubbed at
the head and tail and at the corner tips. £100.00
11621 CARLISLE, Nicholas. A CONCISE DESCRIPTION OF THE
ENDOWED GRAMMAR SCHOOLS IN ENGLAND AND WALES; 2 volumes, London: printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy; by W. Bulmer,
1818. 8vo, (211x128mm), (3-)xliv,,858; [ii],983p. lacking the half-title to vol.1 & possibly also to vol.2,
but with the list of subscribers and index. Contemporary half calf, marbled paper sides (worn), red leather lettering pieces,
joints worn and the endleaves split along the hinges. (Isaac 'Checklist' in William Bulmer the fine printer in
10892 CARTER, E.H. THE NORWICH SUBSCRIPTION BOOKS. A study of the subscription
books of the Diocese of Norwich 1637-1800. London: Thomas Nelson, 1927. 8vo (232 x 150mm.), xxii,201p. 5
illustration & several folding maps and tables. A good copy in original cloth, dustjacket. An important contribution to
the histories of education, medicine and midwifery. £10.00
17161 CLARKE, Mary Anne. THE RIVAL PRINCES;
OR A FAITHFUL NARRATIVE OF FACTS, relating to Mrs. M.A. Clarke's political acquaintance with Colonel Wardle, Major Dodd,
&c. &c. &c. who were concerned in the charges against the Duke of York; together with a variety of authentic and
important letters. 2 Volumes, London: printed for the author and published by G. Chapple, 1810. 8vo, (195x118mm),
xii,216; ,307p. (half-titles present) +4p. publisher's adverts; stipple engraved frontispiece portrait engraved by
Freeman after Buck; some slight internal spotting, one leaf partly stained. Contemporary marbled calf, backstrips very worn
and the covers detached. Mary Anne Clarke (nee Thompson) was the infamous mistress of Frederick, Duke of York from
1803. In 1809 it was discovered that she had been selling army commissions, causing a national scandal and leading to York's
resignation as Commander-in-Chief of the army. He was later exonerated and reinstated, she was prosecuted for libel and imprisoned.
16643 CLARK, Graham FROM SAVAGERY TO CIVILIZATION. London: Cobbett Press, 1946.
8vo, (188x125mm), x,112p. 4 plates & 24 text illustrations. A good copy in original cloth, dustjacket frayed. Clark's
survey of mankind from the point at which man became differentiated from animals and showed himself to be apt for culture.
19890 CLARK, Samuel. A SERMON PREACH'D BEFORE THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF COMMONS, at the Church
of St. Margaret Westminster, on Tuesday, Nov.22. 1809. Being the day of thanksgiving for the signal and glorious victory obtained
near Mons, and for the other great successes of Her Majesties arms, this last year, under the command of the Duke of Marlborough.
London: printed by W.B. for James Knapton, at the Crown in St Paul's Church-yard, 1709. Sm.4to, (203x155mm),
,26,p. some slight browning although slightly more heavily so on the half title. Disbound. (ETSC 13992) With the half-title,
and the order to print on the verso, the final leaf carries advertisements for other works by the author. Clearly popular
(well we'd won another away fixture against the French), as four edition appeared in the same year. Although John Nichols,
Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century identified William Bowyer as the printer of this work, Maslen and Lancaster suggest
it was more likely to have been William Botham. £50.00
17394 COBBETT, William. COBBETT'S ANNUAL REGISTER.
Volumes 1 & 2, January to June and July to December. London: printed by Cox and Baylis and sold by E. Harding...
1802. 8vo, (237x155mm), ,xiv,,731 (in columns numbered 1-1462); viii,,967 (in columns numbed 1-1934)p.
some occasional slight spotting. Modern binder's cloth, early owner's signature of George Rothe on the title-page
of each volume and his armorial bookplate preserved and relaid on the front pastedowns. Shortly after his return from the
United States, Cobbett started the Register as a Tory paper in support of Pitt, but gradually changed its politics
until it became known as the most daring and uncompromising of the government's opponents. Three times heavily fined for
libel, William Cobbett continued his attacks on the government, in consequence of which he deemed it prudent to retreat once
more to the United States. £120.00
16269 COBBETT, William. COBBETT'S ENGLAND. A selection from the
writings of William Cobbett, Edited with an introduction by John Derry. London: Parkgate Books, 1997. 8vo,
(212x137mm), 276p. 8 plates after Gillray. A good copy in original paperback. £5.00
18335 CONDE, Jose
Antonio. HISTORIA DE LA DOMINACION DE LOS ARABES EN ESPANA. Sacada de varios manuscritos y memorias Arabigas. 3 Volumes in
1, Barcelona: Calle Ancha, 1844. 12mo, (151x103mm), xxx,295; (3-)391;454p. lacking the half-title to volume
2; 2 engraved plates (a marginal tear repaired in the frontispiece to volume 1); some browning, mainly of the margins. Contemporary
marbled calf, some fragmentary damage to the lettering pieces and some slight wear to the joints and head and tail of the
backstrip, marbled endleaves, armorial bookplate of J.W. Crombie overlaying another bookplate. Conde's major work, he
completed only the first volume before his death in 1820 and Juan Tineo compiled the remaining volumes from his manuscript,
it was translated into German (1824–1825), French (1825) and English (1854); considered a valuable work its publication
stimulated other scholars in the same field. £150.00
5472 COOK, Cyril, Tim KIRK & Bob MOORE. SOURCES
IN EUROPEAN POLITICAL HISTORY; Volume 3: War and Resistance. London: Macmillan, 1991. 8vo, xiv+176p. extreme
outer margins lightly browned. Externally a good copy in original boards, dustjacket. £5.00
Frederick Arthur. LIST OF PARISH REGISTERS AND OTHER GENEALOGICAL WORKS. London: printed at the author's private press,
1909. Sm.folio, (292x202mm), ,61p. 2 illustrations (1 an engraved bookplate), internally a very good copy printed
in black and red on hand-made paper, in original quarter art vellum, marbled paper sides, backstrip faded and edges rubbed,
author's letter-paper with presentation inscription tipped on to the front pastedown endleaf. In effect a bibliographical
catalogue of Crisp's privately-printed books (published and proposed) on various genealogical matters, including parish
registers from places in several English counties, visitations of England, Wales and Ireland, the family of Crispe, and fragmenta
5903 DAVENPORT, Frances Gardiner. A CLASSIFIED LIST OF PRINTED ORIGINAL MATERIALS
for English Manorial and Agrarian History During the Middle Ages. (1894) Reprinted. New York: Burt Franklin, N.D.
8vo, xvi+65p. Original printed stiff wrappers, discoloured. £5.00
18408 DAVIES, J. Conway. A CORONATION
EXHIBITION in Durham Cathedral Library, Durham: Cathedral Library, 1953. 8vo, (247x155mm), 16p. Original
printed wrappers, edges lightly dust-soiled. An exhibition of documents, manuscripts, books, and other objects illustrated
the connexions of royalty with Durham. £5.00
19041 De RETZ, Jean Francoise Paul De Gondi. MEMOIRES DU
CARDINAL DE RETZ, contenant ci qui s'est passe de remarquable en France pendant les premieres annes du regne de louis
XIV. Nouvelle edition, Volume 2 ONLY. Amsterdam, J. Frederic Bernard, 1731. 8vo, (154x92mm), ,331,p.
Contemporary calf, backstrip compartment tooled in gilt, joints, worn, corners and backstrip rubbed. £25.00
DETERSANNES, Georges. L'HISTOIRE DE FRANCE EN FILIGRANES. LE TEMPS DES EGLISES ET DES CHATEAUX. Paris: Musee de l'Affiche
et du Tract, 1981. 4to, (319x252mm), ,x,190p. 290 illustrations, a number printed on a coloured ground and
including a great many reproductions of watermarks, together with thee sheets loosely inserted in a pocket inside the rear
cover and carrying watermarks of sailing ships, including a chiaroscuro watermark of the Santa Maria of 1492. A fine copy
in original cloth, lettered and blocked in white. £35.00
108 DOIG, Ronald P. EARL GREY'S PAPERS. [Pinner:]
Private Libraries Association, 1961. 8vo, (214x137mm), 14p. Original wrappers, rear wrapper partly faded. £4.00
[DUGANNE, A.J.H.] COMPREHENSIVE SUMMARY OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY. With a biography of distinguished persons from the earliest
period to the present time.... On the basis of Historical and miscellaneous questions by Richmal Mangnall. Adapted to the
use of American schools and the general reader, Stereotype edition, [Preceded by Recommendations of the comprehensive summary.]
[Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph Mogridge, 1849.] 8vo, (184x117mm), 14, 332p. some spotting. Original quarter
roan, rib-grain cloth sides, backstrip faded and with some loss of leather from the head and tail. A later issue with a cancel
imprint slip overlaying the original imprint (as quoted above) and reading: Philadelphia: E.S. Jones & co.,... 1851. £35.00
[DUGANNE, A.J.H.] COMPREHENSIVE SUMMARY OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY. With a biography of distinguished persons from the earliest
period to the present time.... On the basis of Historical and miscellaneous questions by Richmal Mangnall. Adapted to the
use of American schools and the general reader, Stereotype edition, [Preceded by Recommendations of the comprehensive summary.]
Philadelphia: E.S. Jones & Co., 1851. 8vo, (184x117mm), 14, 332p. some spotting. Original quarter roan,
rib-grain cloth sides, backstrip faded and with some loss of leather from the head and tail. Jones appears to have obtained
the sheets of the Mogridge edition of 1849 which he issued, in 1851, with his imprint on a cancel slip laid down on the title
over the original imprint. This edition appears to be from the same stereotype plates as the 1849 edition, with a re-set title.
It is not, however, a genuine cancel as it is conjugate with another leaf. £35.00
12689 EMMISON, F.G.
& Irvine GRAY. COUNTY RECORDS. (Quarter Sessions, Petty Sessions, Clerk of the Peace and Lieutenancy). Revised edition,
London: Historical Association, 1973. 8vo, 32p. Fine copy in original wrappers. £3.00
[ENGLEFIELD, H.C.] [OBITUARY OF JOSEPH WINDHAM;] INDEPLORATO NON COMMINUERE SEPULCRO CONSTABITQUE TUUS TIBI HONUS, LINGUMQUE
VIGEBIT. (drop-titled thus) [London:] printed by W. Bulmer, [1810.] 4to (232x184mm), 6,[2 blank]p. Disbound.
20177 ENSCHEDÉ. Joh. En Zonen (Printers). GRONDWET VOR HET KONINGRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN. Haarlem:
John. Enschedé en Zonen, 1861. Miniature 8vo, (64x45mm), ,64p. The stitching strained at one section
and some slight damage to the spine repaired, otherwise a remarkably good copy in original printed wrappers. A rare example
of miniature printing from the house of Enschedé, in this case presenting the constitution of the kingdom of the Netherlands.
12367 (FELSTED SCHOOL) FELSTED SCHOOL 1964. THE FOUR HUNDREDTH YEAR. Ipswich: Cowell,
1965. 4to (254x190mm), 96p. 72 illustrations.A good copy in original cloth, blocked in gilt and colour, dustjacket.
15524 FLEXNER, James Homas. THE YOUNG HAMILTON. A BIOGRAPHY. London: Collins, 1978.
8vo, (240x160mm), xiv,497p. illustrations. A good copy in original cloth, dustjacket. An account of the first twenty-six years
of the life of Alexander Hamilton, taking his biography up to the end of what one prefers to regard as 'the colonial rebellion.'
15525 FORDE-JOHNSTON, J. HISTORY FROM THE EARTH. An introduction to archaeology. London: Phaidon,
1974. Sm.4to, (250x210mm), 256p. profusely illustrated. Original cloth, covers a little soiled, bookplate. £3.00
FOX, Charles James. A HISTORY OF THE EARLY PART OF THE REIGN OF JAMES THE SECOND; with an introductory chapter. London:
printed for William Miller, 1808. 4to, (275x215mm), lii,277,,clviiip. +8p publisher's catalogue, engraved
frontispiece, some slight spotting throughout & slight staining confined to the extreme tail margin. Original quarter
vellum paper, printed back-label, joints split and the edges of the boards worn, errata slip laid down on the front pastedown
endleaf and a publisher's advert slip tipped on to the free endleaf. Bookplate . Printed by William Savage and with generous
margins, a note on the half-title states 'Demy paper– One Pound Sixteen Shillings, Boards.' £28.00
FOXE, John THE BOOK OF MARTYRS. A history of the persecution of the Protestants. London: James Nisbet, [1900?]
8vo, (207x142mm), ,390p. 4 monochrome plates by Ernest Prater. Original red cloth, lettered and blocked in blind, backstrip
gilt; some damage to the head of the backstip and the front cover at the head of the joint with resultant loss of colour,
and some gilt from the backstrip. Prize bookplate carrying a ms date of 1915. £12.00
18764 FOXE, John.
UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN MARTYRDOM. London & Edinburgh: T. Nelson & Sons, 1852. Cr.8vo, (130x185mm),
416p. Original blue wave-grain cloth, backstrip faded and the joints slightly rubbed, recased with a new (though period paper)
rear endleaf. The early 1850s saw something of a resurgence of editions of Foxe's 'Book of martyrs' brought about,
we suspect, by the contemporary anti-French and anti-Catholic mood of the time. This edition, although not the finest of copies,
is somewhat rare; Copac locating only the British Library copy. £50.00
19627 FRANCIS, M.E. (pseud:
Mary BLUNDELL). IN A NORTH COUNTRY VILLAGE. Wigan: North West Catholic History Society, 2008. 8vo, (210x149mm),
,xxviii,,164p. illustrated. A fine copy in original paperback. A reprint of the original edition of 1896 preceded by
an appreciation of the author by R.W. Taylor. These stories, set in a 19th century Lancashire village, are drawn from life
in Little Crosby, arguably the most Catholic village in the most Catholic county in England. £8.00
[FRANCIS, Phlip]. HISTORICAL QUESTIONS EXHIBITED IN THE MORNING CHRONICLE, in January 1818. Enlarged, corrected, and improved.
London: Printed [by Samuel Gosnell] for James Ridgway, 1818. 8vo, (216x137mm), ,34p. browned throughout,
and the title page rather heavily so, with a contemporary ink attribution of authorship to Sir Philip Francis at the head
of the title. Modern wrappers. A series of short essays questioning the true parentage, and therefore legitimate claims to
the succession, of several monarchs. £35.00
18736 FRYDE, E.B. & others. HANDBOOK OF BRITISH CHRONOLOGY.
Third edition, London: Royal Historical Society, 1986. 8vo, (240x155mm), xl,605p. A good copy in original
hardback boards. £25.00
7402 GALBRAITH, V.H. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS. Second
(corrected) Impression, London: Oxford University Press, 1935. 8vo, [viii]+112p. A very good copy in original
cloth, dustjacket. £3.00
16607 [GEARING, William, or George and/or William GEAVES.] THE HISTORY OF THE
CHURCH OF GREAT BRITAIN, from the birth of our saviour, until the year of our Lord, 1667. With an exact succession of the
bishops, and the memorable acts of many of them. Together with an addition of all the English cardinals, and the several orders
of English monks, friars, and nuns in former ages. London: Printed for P.Chetwin, and T. Passinger, and to be sold by
Thomas Taylor, 1675. 4to, (215x166mm), ,441,,p. the final errata leaf present. Some spotting throughout.
Modern paper-covered boards, Estc notes that this book is sometimes attributed to William Geaves and George Geaves, a not
unacceptable suggestion given that the dedication leaf is signed G.G. In this copy an early manuscript addition to the initials
spells out the name Gearing, which would support Estc's main attribution were it not for the fact that Gearing's forename
is William and furthermore, Estc attributes another anonymous work: Status ecclesiae gallicanae.... by the author of the
late history of the church of Great Britian to William Geaves. We confess ourselves confused! £225.00
[GEARING, William, or George and/or William GEAVES.] STATUS ECCLESIAE GALLICANAE: OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF FRANCE.
From the first plantation of Christianity there, unto this time: describing the most notable church-matters and several councils
holden in France, with their principal canons: the most famous men, and most learned writers, and the books they have written...
London: Printed for Thomas Passenger... and Ralph Smith..., 1676. 4to, (216x165mm), ,228,215,,p.
with the preliminary imprimatur leaf (signed by Roger L'Estrange) & the final errata leaf, title in red & black.
Disbound. Described on the title as 'By the author of the late history of the church in Great Britain', this title
is attributed to William Greaves by ESTC who, however, attribute that title to William Gearing. The dedication is signed G.R.
and this has been extended in manuscript in an early hand to read G.Gearing, which might support Estc's attribution were
it not for the fact that Gearing's forename is William. £200.00
19299 GIBBS-SMITH, C.H. BASIC AIRCRAFT
RECOGNITION. Second edition, London: Country Life, 1943. Oblong 8vi, (158x245mm), 130p. numerous illustrations.
Original limp cloth, slightly soiled. Revised and corrected with additions up to February 1943. £8.00
GRAHAM, Frank & Ronald EMBLETON. HADRIAN'S WALL IN THE DAYS OF THE ROMANS. Third impression, Newcastle upon Tyne:
Frank Graham, 1998. Sm.4to, (243x170mm) 320p. 71 colour & over 300 monochrome illustrations. An excellent
copy in original hardback, dustjacket. A fascinating collection of reconstruction illustrations together with maps, site plans,
archaeological finds drawings and early engravings. £5.00
2302 GRAHAM, Henry Grey. THE SOCIAL LIFE OF
SCOTLAND IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. Second edition, London: Black, 1928. 8vo, xi+545p. +2p publisher's
adverts. Original cloth, slightly faded and rubbed. William Montgomerie's signature on the front free end-lead and with
considerable textual underscoring and marginal annotation in pencil £4.00
12332 GRANT, Michael & John
HAZEL. WHO'S WHO IN CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY. Reprinted, London: Routledge, 1994. 8vo, x,367p. Fine copy
in original paperback. £5.00
11851 GRANVILLE, A.B. AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF BARON GUYTON
DE MORVEAU, F.R.S. [An off-print] From the Journal of Science and the Arts. London: printed by W. Bulmer, 1817.
8vo (203x127mm), [ii],48p. Inscribed on the title: To Sir Charles Stuart from the au[thor].' Disbound and sometime trimmed
by a binder with some loss from the inscription. (Isaac 'Checklist' in William Bulmer the fine printer in context230)
20262 GREEN, Thomas. MEMOIRS OF HER LATE ROYAL HIGHNESS CHARLOTTE-AUGUSTA of Wales and of Saxe-Cobourg;
containing an account of her juvenile years, education, marriage with Prince Leopold, accouchement, death and funeral. To
which is prefixed, a concise history of the illustrious House of Brunswick, brought down to the present time... Liverpool:
Caxton Press, Printed by Nuttall, Fisher, and Dixon, [1818.] 8vo, (218x140mm), 576p. engraved illustrated title
and 10 engraved plates, browned throughout, the illustrated title lightly stained. Contemporary marbled calf, corner tips
worn, rebacked preserving most of the original backstrip. Issued in parts, as was not unusual with books from this provincial
and publishing house, the restoration of this volume also revealed that the original parts were stab-sewn. £35.00
GREY, Ian. THE ROMANOVS. The rise and fall of a Russian dynasty. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1970.
8vo, (220x142mm), xiv,391p. Original hardback, edges very slightly faded, greeting card front laid down on the front free
endleaf, dustjacket. £3.00
16639 GUENON, Rene. THE CRISIS OF THE MODERN WORLD. Translated by Arthur Osborne.
London: Luzac, 1942. 8vo, (220x140mm), vi,170p. Original cloth, dustjacket slightly frayed. £10.00
GUILDHALL LIBRARY. PARISH REGISTERS. A handlist. 4th edition, 2 parts. London: LibraryCommittee, 1979-83.
8vo, 130; 40p. A good pair in original wrappers. £10.00
16788 HACKWOOD, Frederick Wm. WILLIAM HONE HIS
LIFE AND TIMES. Reprinted, New York: Augustus M. Kelley, 1970. 8vo, (222x140mm), 373p. 27 illustrations.
A very good copy in original cloth. Reprinted from the original edition of 1912. £25.00
D.R. EditorTHE CORRESPONDENCE OF SIR JOHN LOWTHER OF WHITEHAVEN 1693-1698. A provincial community in wartime. London:
British Academy, 1983. Roy.8vo, (250x160mm), xliv,739p. 2 plates and 3 maps. An excellent copy in boards, dustjacket.
These letters, mainly between Lowther and his agent in Whitehaven, provide a fascinating insight into life in the town, and
indeed in West Cumbria in general, in the period. £52.00
11628 HAMILTON, Anthony. MEMOIRES DU COMTE DE
GRAMMONT. Nouvelle edition précédéee d'une notice biographique su le Comte de Hamilton. 2 volumes,
Londres: chez William Miller et Jacques Carpenter: imprimé par W. Bulmer, 1811. 8vo, (217x135mm),
[viii],lvi,,184; [viii],367,,p. 64 engraved plates, some occasional light browning, page 299 of vol.2 misnumbered
292. Contemporary diced calf, 2-line gilt frame, backstrips lettered direct in gilt and tooled in the compartments, some slight
cracking of the leather and the joints rubbed, and splitting at the head of vol.2, marbled endleaves and edges. (Isaac, 'Checklist'
in William Bulmer the fine printer in context 238) £85.00
16832 HAMILTON, Elizabeth. MEMOIRS
OF THE LIFE OF AGRIPPINA, the wife of Germanicus. 3 volumes, Bath: printed by R. Cruttwell, for G. and J. Robinson,...
London, 1804. 8vo, (190x117mm), xxxviii,319; vi,340; (iii-)viii,352p. printed on a thin, fine, handmade paper,
a slight stain to K1 of vol. 1, a small piece torn (without text loss) from the fore-margin of Y8 of vol. 2, and some faint
spotting of the final few leaves of vols 1 & 3. Later 19th century half calf, backstrips faded and the corner tips rubbed,
Spanish pattern marbled paper sides. Perhaps better known as a writer of influential works on education, Hamilton's biography
of Agrippina the Elder has been called 'an important attempt to deal seriously with the life of an admirable Roman woman'
and one which displays a fine understanding of Roman laws and customs. £385.00
11736 HERBERT, Thomas.
MEMOIRS OF THE LAST TWO YEARS OF THE REIGN OF KING CHARLES I. To which is added, a particular account of the funeral of the
king in a letter from Sir Thomas Herbert to Sir William Dugdale. London: printed for G. and W. Nicol by W. Bulmer,
1813. 8vo (200x135mm), viii,222p. occasional spotting. Untrimmed in original boards, front cover detached, backstrip
defective, printed back-label partly missing. (Isaac 'Checklist' in William Bulmer the fine printer in context249)
Possibly wanting a frontispiece, there is a fragment of paper attached to the inner margin of the title. £25.00
HEYWORTH, P.L. (Editor). LETTERS OF HUNFREY WANLEY. Palaeographer, Anglo-Saxonist, Librarian 1672-1726. With an appendix of
documents. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989. 8vo, (222x140mm), xlii,514p. frontispiece portait. A very good
copy in original cloth, bookplate. £95.00
20010 HIBBERT, Christopher (Editor). THE WHEATLEY DIARY. A journal
and sketch-book hept during the Peninsular War and the Waterloo Campaign. Edited, with an introduction and notes. London:
Longmans, 1964. 8vo, (227x155mm), xvi,95p. 17 plates (several coloured), 3 text illustrations & 4 sketch
maps, Original cloth, slightly spotted, dustjacket. A Napoleonic War journal kept by a young English officer in the King's
German Legion. £15.00
18658 HICKS, Christopher (Editor). THE LIFE AN TIMES OF WILLIAM MORRELL. A seventeenth-century
imposter. Oxford: Leaning Chimney Press, 1972. 75 copies, Roy.8vo, (246x156mm), p. 2 illustrations from
old engravings. Original printed wrappers, slightly creased, the printer's notes in pencil on the front turn-in noted
the print-run, and printing dates. An account taken from Gardner's 1852 History, gazetteer and directory of the county
of Oxford, which recounts the tale of a notorious man from Worcestershire who settled in Oxfordshire who, among other
misdeeds, made a habit of bigamously marrying women for their money. £25.00
14650 HIGGS, J.W.Y. ENGLISH
RURAL LIFE IN THE MIDDLE AGES. Oxford: Bodleian Library, 1965. 8vo, (215x140mm), 10p. +22 plates. A fine
copy in original wrappers. Bodleian Picture Book number 14. £3.00
510 HINCHCLIFFE, Edgar. APPLEBY GRAMMAR
SCHOOL. From chantry to comprehensive. Appleby: J. Whitehead, 1974. 8vo, (222x145mm), 151p. 12 plates &
4 text illustrations. An excellent copy in original hardback, dustjacket. The school, which dates from 1286, was at one time
one of the premier schools of Northern England and, furthermore, alma mater to two of George Washington's brothers.
17970 HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS COMMISSION. THE MANUSCRIPTS OF THE MARQUESS TOWNSHEND. London:
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1887. 8vo, (244x152mm), x,468p. occasional spotting. Near-contemporary
binders' cloth, postcard of Raynham Hall laid down on the front pastedown endleaf. £12.00
MANUSCRIPTS COMMISSION. THE MANUSCRIPTS OF RYE AND HEREFORD CORPORATIONS; Capt. Loder-Symonds, Mr. E.R. Wodehouse, M.P., and
others. [Bound with]: REPORT ON THE MANUSCRIPTS OF THE CORPORATION OF BEVERLEY. 2 volumes in 1, London: Her Majesty's
Stationary Office, 1892, 1900. 8vo, (252x157mm), ,578,; ,227p. Near-contemporary binders' cloth.
The 'others' in the first-named title consist of the manuscripts of John Dovaston, Corporation of Hastings, Thomas
Barret Lennard, Rev. W.D. Macray, and a supplementary report on the manuscripts of the Earl of Dartmouth. £35.00
[HODGE, Robert Henry] ADVICE TO 20TH CENTURY BUSINESS JUNIORS (and others of both sexes) with hints and considerations for
seniors. Counsels commercial, physiological, social, ethical, for the making and renewal of manhood and womanhood as well
as men and women of affairs. By Phi. Tho. Chi. Third edition, enlarged, London: Horace Marshall, 1901. 8vi,
(164x92mm), ,122p. Stapled binding, lacking the front wrapper. £8.00
19509 HONE, William. ANCIENT MYSTERIES
DESCRIBED, Especially the English miracle plays, founded on the Apocryphal New Testament story, ... including notices of ecclesiastical
shows, the festivals of fools and asses, the English boy-bishop, the descent into hell, the Lord Mayor's show, the Guildhall
giants, Christmas carols, &c. London: Printed for William Hone, 1823 [sic]. 8vo, (225x145mm), ,x,13-299p,
some slight spotting, 13 engraved illustrations (one large folding) and including four woodcuts from earlier Christmas Carol
sheets. Original printed moire-pattern dark tan cloth, corners very worn and edges rubbed. Later rebacked and with new endleaves.
Dating editions of Hone's Ancient Mysteries is, like battling at cricket: 'a simple art fraught with difficulty.'
The title page of this edition carries the date, 1823, of the first edition; however, it is printed entirely in black as opposed
to red and black and there is no imprint of the printer, John M'Creery, on the recto of leaf 2O4, indeed the sections
are not lettered at all, but are numbered. We suspect that this edition was printed in the early to mid 1830s. The binding
of this book is occasionally claimed as the earliest dated cloth binding and although the cloth of this copy carries the full
title page printed on the front cover (within an ornamental frame) and is clearly dated 1823 it is unlikely that this binding
was actually produced before the early 1830s. The cloth has a moire-pattern which it is generally accepted was not in use
until that time, the earliest bookcloths being unpatterned. Eric Quayle has suggested that this may be a 'remainder'
binding put on the book in the early 1830s. Although any claim the book may have to the most significant place in the history
of cloth binding is open to dispute, nonetheless it is worthy of note if only on account of its manner of presentation and
use of binding material. £40.00
19510 HONE, William. ANCIENT MYSTERIES DESCRIBED, Especially the English
miracle plays, founded on the Apocryphal New Testament story, ... including notices of ecclesiastical shows, the festivals
of fools and asses, the English boy-bishop, the descent into hell, the Lord Mayor's show, the Guildhall giants, Christmas
carols, &c. London: Printed for William Hone, 1823 [sic]. 8vo, (225x145mm), , ,x,13-299p, the
contents leaf bound before the praface. 13 engraved illustrations (one large folding) and including four woodcuts from earlier
Christmas Carol sheets. Original black cloth, sides blind tooled, rebacked. Gift inscription, dated 1889, on the verso of
the front free endleaf and the later bookplate of Martin Holmes. Dating editions of Hone's Ancient Mysteries
is, like battling at cricket: 'a simple art fraught with difficulty.' The title page of this edition carries the date,
1823, of the first edition; however, it is printed entirely in black as opposed to red and black and there is no imprint of
the printer, John M'Creery, on the recto of leaf 2O4, indeed the sections are not lettered at all, but are numbered. We
suspect that this edition which has been reset and is clearly not a remainder issue bound up from sheets of the earlier edition,
was printed in circa 1860. £35.00
19511 HONE, William. ANCIENT MYSTERIES DESCRIBED, Especially
the English miracle plays, founded on the Apocryphal New Testament story, ... including notices of ecclesiastical shows, the
festivals of fools and asses, the English boy-bishop, the descent into hell, the Lord Mayor's show, the Guildhall giants,
Christmas carols, &c. London: Printed for William Hone, 1823 [sic]. 8vo, (225x145mm), , ,x,13-299p,
the contents leaf bound before the preface. 13 engraved illustrations (one large folding) and including four woodcuts from
earlier Christmas Carol sheets. Original printed cloth, slightly soiled, the rear cover carrying adverts for other Hone publications,
rebacked preserving most of the original backstrip. Dating editions of Hone's Ancient Mysteries is, like battling
at cricket: 'a simple art fraught with difficulty.' The title page of this edition carries the date, 1823, of the
first edition; however, it is printed entirely in black as opposed to red and black and there is no imprint of the printer,
John M'Creery, on the recto of leaf 2O4, indeed the sections are not lettered at all, but are numbered. We suspect that
this edition which has been reset and is clearly not a remainder issue bound up from sheets of the earlier edition, was printed
for and published by Reeves and Turner, and Richard Griffin in circa 1860 and whose imprints appear at the foot of
the rear cover adverts. Given the style of the binding we suggest this was clearly produced in facsimile of the original edition.
6445 HORN, Robert D. MARLBOROUGH: A SURVEY. Panegyrics, satires, and biographical writings, 1688-1788.
Folkestone: Dawson, 1975. 8vo, xxii,588p. frontispiece portrait. A very good copy in original cloth. £10.00
HUMPHREY, Laurence. IOANNIS IUELLI ANGELI, EPISCOPI SARISBURIENSIS VITA & MORS, eiusq[sic]; verae doctrinae defensio,
cum refutatione quorundam obiectorum, Thomae Hardingi, Nicol. Sanderi, Alani Copi, Hieronymi Osorij Lusitani, Pontaci Burdegalensis.
Londoni: Apud Iohannum Dayum typographum [London: John Day printer], 1573. 4to, (177x133mm), ,269,p.
wanting the errata leaf and conjugate blank, engraved portrait mounted on later handmade paper, the title set within and ornamental
frame of printers' ornaments, with handsome wood-engraved initial letters and textual ornaments, a little browned here
and there and with a faint stain from 2H2 to the end, some early marginal annotation and textual underscoring, piece torn
from 2E2 (p209/10) with some slight loss of text from 8 lones. Modern binders' cloth by B. Gorich of Marburg, with the
binder's ticket on the rear pastedown endleaf. The first edition of Humphrey's life of Bishop John Jewel which also
provides a vivid account of life at the University of Oxford during the reign of Edward VI. This book is also an example of
the work of England's premier printer of sixteenth century and includes, in the memorial verse that concludes the book,
two examples of his printing in Hebrew. £300.00
18425 IRVING, Joseph. SUPPLEMENT TO THE ANNALS OF OUR
TIME: a diurnal of events, social and political, home and foreign, from February 28, 1871 to March 19, 1874. London: Macmillan,
1875. 8vo, (218x143mm), ,170p. Original cloth, joints rubbed and with a small hole in the rear joint. £20.00
JONES, Mrs Herbert Rachel. THE PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF WALES. An illustrated monograph. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1885.
250 copies, 4to, (272x205mm), xii,172,[4 prospectus],[5p as detailed below], colour frontispiece & 6 plates with 2 ground-plans.
Contemporary quarter cloth, paper sides faded. The author's proof copy with her signature on the front paste-down endleaf
and a number of manuscript textual alterations and excisions (including one leaf with a paragraph cut out), and with some
printer's annotations: 'Supply header', &c. A small sticker from the printer Wyman & Sons, is present
at the head of the first leaf of each section and states these to be the '1st proof' and carry dates between 6 October
and 3 December 1884. Printed on several varieties of paper stock with the frontispiece present in a coloured photograph and
the other plates are in proof state, unvarnished and cut out and laid down. Two leaves after the prospectus (which is bound-in
to following the text) carry a manuscript list of subscribers, with cuttings of reviews from The Morning Post, The
Age and Society, laid down on the last 2 leaves. £125.00
16826 KAYE, William. WESTMORLAND
TO WIT. A LIST OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO VOTE IN THE ELECTION OF THE KNIGHTS OF THE SHIRE, for the county of Westmorland. Appleby:
G. Atkinson, printer. 1832. 8vo, (222x137mm), ,(3-)84,66,24,108p. The title-page printed in portrait format,
the text pages in landscape format, the title a little dust-soiled with some occasional and slight dust-soiling to several
text leaves, stab-sewn and with the rather degraded brown paper spine, all that survives of the earlier (?original) wrappers,
partly opened at the head, signature of D. Blaymire at the head of the title, preserved in a modern custom-made card folder
and slipcase. Exceedingly rare, we can only locate one other copy of this book and that is in private hands. We believe this
to be the eighth book to be printed in Appleby and certainly the earliest to have appeared from the press of George Atkinson
(fl. 1832-44), indeed only one other book, a small religious pamphlet, is known that also bears his imprint. The
text is arranged under the county's four electoral wards (each paginated separately): East, West, Kendal, and Lonsdale;
with the voters arranged under the various townships within each ward. The details given include the name of the voter, their
place of abode, the nature of their qualification to vote, and the place and type of the property owned with, where appropriate,
the name of the resident tenant. There is one manuscript addition to the printed text, this we have checked against the other
known copy of this work, and find that it appears, in the same hand, in both copies; an example therefore of an authorised
manuscript addition to the printed text. £360.00
15737 [KEIGHTLEY, Thomas.] OUTLINES OF HISTORY. London:
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, and John Taylor, 1830. 8vo, (165x105mm), x,462p. added engraved vignette
title, some slight spotting. Contemporary half calf, slightly faded and a little rubbed at the joints and corners, marbled
paper sides. A volume in Dionysius Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopaedia. £30.00
17934 KINGSLEY, Charles.
HEREWARD THE WAKE. 'Last of the English.' London: Macmillan, 1890. 8vo, (228x154mm), viii,178p.
set double-column. Contemporary quarter dark red morocco, marbled paper covered boards, rubbed at the edges. £12.00
KIRK, K.E. THE STORY OF THE WOODWARD SCHOOLS. New, revised, edition. Abingdon on Thames: Abbey Press, 1952.
8vo, 183p. 17 plates. Original boards, a small stain at the head of the front cover, dustjacket frayed. £7.50
KRIKLER, Bernard & Walter LAQUER [Editors]. A READER'S GUIDE TO CONTEMPORARY HISTORY. London: Weidenfeld
and Nicholson, 1972. 8vo, [x]+259p. small piece cut from the head- fore corner of the front free endleaf. Original
cloth, very slightly soiled, dustjacket. With chapters of various regions of the world by various hands. £3.00
LABOURERS' FRIEND SOCIETY. HANDBILL [and] STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES. 2 items London: Labourers' Friend Society,
20 Exeter Hall, 1843. Single leaf (228x130mm), printed verso and recto, with a list of patrons and officers,
and a statement of the objects and a note on the beneficial effects of the allotment system on the morals of the labouring
classes; together with an 8vo bifolium, (192x125mm), containing a statement of principles and the rules and regulations as
adopted by branches in Woburn, Taunton, and Gillingham. The former piece roughly trimmed, and both printed by T.C. Savill
of 107 St Martin's Lane. London. £25.00
12804 LADY, A. NOTES ON ENGLISH HISTORY. Manchester: John
Heywood, [c.1870]. 16mo, (165x104mm), 29p. +3p publisher's adverts. Some slight soiling and some fragmentary
loss from the head of the title page. Original printed wrappers, spotted and with some loss from the front cover. Preserved
in a custom made binders' cloth envelope chemise. A rare little guide to the main points in English history that concludes
with the Second Reform Bill of 1869. The section on wars (both internal and external) gives the cause and results and suggests
that the 'Lady' was decidedly in the Parliamentary camp over the English Civil Wars. £30.00
LAKOS, Amos. INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM: A BIBLIOGRAPHY. Boulder, Westview Press, 1986. Roy.8vo, xii+481p.
A good copy in original hardback boards, joints and corner tips lightly rubbed. £5.00
Joan C. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HISTORICAL WORKS ISSUED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1946-1956. Compiled for the Sixth Anglo-American Conference
of Historians. London: University of London Institute of Historical Research, 1957. 8vo (245x153mm), xxii,388p.
A very clean ex-library copy (Royal Historical Society) in binder's cloth, original front wrapper preserved. £5.00
LANEHAM, Robert. LANEHAM'S LETTER DESCRIBING THE MAGNIFICENT PAGEANTS PRESENTED BEFORE QUEEN ELIZABETH AT KENILWORTH CASTLE
IN 1575; repeatedly referred to in the romance of Kenilworth; with an introductory preface, glossarial and explanatory notes.
London: printed for J.H. Burn, 1821. 8vo, (200x120mm), xviii,114p. +1p adverts, wood-engraved frontispiece
portrait of Elizabeth I, paper tear (from careless opening) to the fore-edge of one leaf, without loss from the printed area.
Contemporary [?original] paper covered boards, recently rebacked in cloth, the edges and corner tips rubbed. Bookplate of
Paul Morgan. Laneham - described by F.J. Furnival as a 'coxcomb... a most amusing, self-satisfied, rollicking chap'
- provides the reader with a view of a world 'permeated with images derived from books of chivalry.' The text provided
a major source for Scott's Kenilworth and Laneham himself received a minor role in the romance. Pages 36-8 contain
a list of ballads and romances from the collection of his friend Captain Cox of Coventry. £90.00
LANEHAM, Robert. LANEHAM'S LETTER DESCRIBING THE MAGNIFICENT PAGEANTS PRESENTED BEFORE QUEEN ELIZABETH AT KENILWORTH CASTLE
IN 1575; repeatedly referred to in the romance of Kenilworth; with an introductory preface, glossarial and explanatory notes.
Warwick and Leamington: John Merridew, 1824 8vo, (187x118mm), xviii,104p. wood-engraved frontispiece portrait
of Elizabeth I with an aquatint engraving of Kenilworth Castle by J. Bailey after Maria Johnson; near-contemporary half purple
calf, marbled paper sides, backstrip rather faded and worn at the head. (Unrecorded in Morgan Printing and Publishing
in Warwickshire ) Copac locates only two copies of this provincially published edition. Laneham - described by F.J. Furnival
as a 'coxcomb... a most amusing, self-satisfied, rollicking chap' - provides the reader with a view of a world 'permeated
with images derived from books of chivalry.' The text provided a major source for Scott's Kenilworth and
Laneham himself received a minor role in the romance. Pages 36-8 contain a list of ballads and romances from the collection
of his friend Captain Cox of Coventry. Despite the Warwickshire imprint, this edition was printed in London by S. & R.
Bentley who also printed the 1821 London edition. £115.00
19502 LAVER, James. BRITISH MILITARY UNIFORMS.
Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1948. Cr.8vo, (185x125mm), 39p. +24 colour plates. Original illustrated hardback
boards designed by William Grimmond, backstrip slightly faded. King Penguin series number 42. £5.00
[LENNOX, C.] THOUGHTS ON THE NATIONAL DEFENCE. London: printed by W. Bulmer and sold by Egerton, 1804. 8vo,
(201x125mm), ,137,p. engraved folding map showing the counties of England and Wales and the strength of each county's
militia. Disbound. (Isaac 'Checklist' in William Bulmer the fine printer in context, 543) £150.00
LEWIS, Roy. & John LEWIS. POLITICS AND PRINTING IN WINCHESTER 1830-1880. Richmond: Keepsake Press in association with
Winchester Museum, 1980. 8vo, (203x148 mm), 48p. 31 illustrations of electioneering posters, handbills and squibs.
Original stiff wrappers printed in red and black, covers slightly soiled. T.L.s. 'Roy and Christine' presenting a
copy of the book loosely inserted. £20.00
18066 LEWIS, Roy. & John LEWIS. POLITICS AND PRINTING IN
WINCHESTER 1830-1880. Richmond: Keepsake Press in association with Winchester Museum, 1980. 8vo, (203x148mm),
48p. 31 illustrations of electioneering posters, handbills and squibs. Original stiff wrappers printed in red and black, printer's
compliments slip laid down inside the front wrapper £20.00
9306 LLOYD-GEORGE, David (Preface). THE DAILY
NEWS YEAR BOOK 1910. London & Manchester: The Daily News, [1909?] 8vo, (183x121mm), 320p. some very
slight browning of the paper. Original red card covers printed in black, backstrip lightly faded. A typical early 20th century
year book and almanac full of fascinating facts and figures, the import duties on tea, for instance, were the second-highest
raised, whacking that on rum, brandy, wine, and sugar off the park! This is perhaps the first issue of a title that developed
from the Reformers' Year Book, certainly the on-line BLGC lists no earlier editions. The preface is written by David Lloyd-George
when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer. In his piece he fulminates against members of the House of Lords for rejecting his
proposals to increase revenue to pay for old age pensions, `The Lords prefer to wreck the constitution rather than give their
consent to a measure which taxes, though lightly, the pleasures of the few in order to spare the sorrows of the myriad.'
16128 [LOCKHART, George.] A DIALOGUE TWIXT A BURGESS OF EDINBURGH, AND A GENTLEMAN LATELY ARRIVED
IN SCOTLAND, concerning the Union, and behaviour of the Presbyterian ministers in that great affair. [drop-head title], [Edinburgh,
1713?] 12mo, (146x90mm), 15,[1 blank]p. browned throughout and this some very slight loss of text on the first leaf,
shaved in the tail margin with slight loss from the catchwords. Preserved in modern binders' cloth covered envelope chemise.
An extremely rare Jacobite pamphlet attack on the consequences of the Union between England and Scotland. Although ESTC lists
8 copies of this book, 6 being in the National Library of Scotland. £125.00
18292 [LOCKMAN, John.] A NEW
ROMAN HISTORY, BY QUESTION AND ANSWER. In a method much more comprehensive than any of the kind extant. Extracted from ancient
authors, and the most celebrated among the modern... Designed principally for schools. Fifth edition, London: Printed
for T. Astley: and sold by R. Baldwin, 1759. 12mo, (168x102mm), xii,342,[17,1]p. Lacking the plates. Contemporary
sprinkled calf, joints split but holding, edges rubbed. A handsome and ornate calligraphic signature of Mar. Russell May 16th
1759, on the front free endleaf, and a modern bookplate on the front pastedown. Estc locates only 4 copies of this edition
(1 GB + 3NA), and although both the ESTC record and the title page call for plates, there is no evidence of them having been
present and later removed. £20.00
18876 LUFTWAFFE MILITARY MAP. UBERSICHTSBLATT FLIEGERKARTE 1:500000.
[FRANCE]. Zusammensetsetzungen auf Kunstharzfolie aufgezone. [Berlin, Luftwaffe Headquarters?] [1938?] Single
sheet (925x925mm), printed in colours with overlaid deatils of railway lines, major roads &c. Mounted on a contemporary
waterproof material, folded. Section 15 of a series of 20 and comprising four maps of France joined together and mounted on
some form of tarpaulin and covering most of the northern part of France with the four section based on Paris, Reims, Tours,
and Dijon. A doubtless unauthorised reprint of the French Carte de France et des pays limitrophes and bearing the
warning at the head: Sonderausgabe! Nur fur den Dienstgebrauch! with the additional legend Normale Ausgabe overprinted to
read Flierausgabe. £40.00
18877 LUFTWAFFE MILITARY MAP. UBERSICHTSBLATT FLIEGERKARTE 1:500000. [MIDDLE
EUROPE] Zusammensetsetzungen auf Kunstharzfolie aufgezone. [Berlin, Luftwaffe Headquarters?] [1938?] Single
sheet (925x925mm), printed in colours with overlaid details of railway lines, major roads &c. Mounted on a contemporary
waterproof material, folded. Section 17 of a series of 20 and comprising four maps of Middle Europe joined together and mounted
on some form of tarpaulin and with the four section based on Passau, Wien, Salzburg, and Graz. A perhaps unauthorised reprint
of the Vogel's Karte von Mitteleuropa and bearing the additional legend Flierauskarte. £40.00
MACAULAY, Thomas Babington. WARREN HASTINGS. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857.
8vo, (180x125mm), 94p. +2p. publisher's adverts. original brown morocco-grain cloth, lettered in gilt on the backstrip
and in blind: 'Traveller's Library' in the centre of the front cover, brown paper endleaves with adverts on the
pastedowns; backstrip and edges faded and the covers generally a little soiled. Gift inscription to William Palmer of Lane
End, dated 1858, on the verso of the front free endleaf. An uncommon edition totally unrecorded on COPAC. £25.00
MACDIARMID, John. LIVES OF BRITISH STATESMEN. London: printed by T.Bensley, for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807.
4to, (260x205mm), xiii,577,,29p. +6p adverts, 4 engraved portraits. Contemporary tree marbled calf head and tail of the
backstrip, joints and corner tips worn, but still an acceptable copy. Contains lengthy essays on Thomas More, William Cecil,
Thomas Wentworth and Edward Hyde £65.00
20273 MacDONALD, Alan R. & Mary VERSCHUUR, (Editors). RECORDS
OF THE CONVENTION OF ROYAL BURGHS 1555; 1631-1648. Edinburgh: Scottish Historical Society; Woodbridge: Boydell Press
2009. 8vo, (222x140mm), ,348p. An excellent copy in original hardback boards, printed front label. £20.00
MACFARLANE, Charles. THE CABINET HISTORY OF ENGLAND, civil, military and ecclesiastical; from the invasion by Julius Caesar
to the year 1846. 26 volumes in 13, [Glasgow printed] London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow: Blackie & Sons, 1851-55.
12mo, (158x100mm), 200+ pages per half 'volume' with a printed title to each 2 volumes in 1 pair, and an engraved
vignette title to each individual volume. Original cloth, blocked in gilt and blind, some small damage to the backstrips of
2 volumes. Printed in Glasgow by W.G. Blackie and Co. £65.00
17933 MALTHUS, Thomas. FIRST ESSAY ON POPULATION
1798. With notes by James Bonar. London: Macmillan for the Royal Economic Society, 1926. 8vo, (222x140mm),
,,x,396,xxviip. some slight spotting mainly confined to the outer margins. Original quarter linen canvas, blue paper
boards, printed back-label, backstrip sunned and the corner tips a little bumped. A near type-facsimile, printed at the Oxford
University Press, preserving the features of the first edition of An essay on the principle of population... with
the least possible change, 'preserving not only the lines, pages and spelling, but, it is hoped with fair success, in
colour of paper and style of binding. The antique letters (the long s and the eccentric c) have been dropped as annoying to
most readers in modern days.' £25.00
15778 [MARKHAM, Gervaise?] A HEALTH TO THE GENTLEMANLY PROFESSION
OF SERVING-MEN by I.M. 1598. London: Shakespeare Association, 1931. 8vo, (225x150mm), xvi,p. some occasional
slight spotting. Untrimmed in original parchment paper hardback boards, A facsimile of a black letter text printed in London
in 1598. STC attributes the authorship to Gervaise Markham but a note on ESTC states 'not convinced we know Markham is
16402 MARKHAM. Mrs. [pseud. i.e.: Elizabeth PENROSE.] HISTORY OF ENGLAND, from the
first invasion by the Romans to the end of the reign of george the Third: with conversations at the end of each chapter. For
the use of young persons. A new edition edited and continued to the present time by Mary Howitt. [Guildford printed] London:
T.J. Allman, 1878. 8vo, (190x118mm), vi,568p. frontispiece and several line illustrations in the text, one gathering
partly loose. Original cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt and blind, a very small tear in the cloth at the head edge of the
front cover. Printed in Guildford by Billing and Sons. £25.00
19356 MASON, Frances Norton (Editor). JOHN
NORTON & SONS MERCHANTS OF LONDON AND VIRGINIA. Being the papers from the counting house for the years 1750 to 1795. Second
edition, Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1968. 8vo, (223x145mm), xl,573p. Original cloth, dustjacket.
A facsimile reprint of the original edition of 1927 with a new introduction by Samuel M Rosenblatt £5.00
MAYHEW, Henry. MAYHEW'S CHARACTERS. Selected from `London labour and London poor' edited by Peter Quennell. London:
Spring Books, [1957?] 8vo, (210x150mm), 360p. 12 illustrations. Original cloth, dustjacket worn. A selection
from Mayhew's famous series of interviews with London street traders first published in 1851; included in this selection
of particular interest to scholars of print culture are: the Running Patterer, Seller of Penny Short-hand Cards, Street Stationer,
and Street Author. £15.00
17037 MILLER, Ebenezer. SCRIPTURE HISTORY. WITH THE LIVES OF THE MOST CELEBRATED
APOSTLES. Designed for the improvement of youth. New edition, 3 volumes in 1. London: T. Kelly, 1822 8vo,
(132x107mm), iv,128,128,146,p. added lithographed illustrated title, a very large folding lithographed frontispiece by
J. Birker, and 199 plates (mostly engravings but including several lithographs), some slight spotting and the first few plates
shaved in the tail margin with slight loss from the caption. Contemporary marbled calf, marbled edges, edges of the covers
and head and tail of the backstrip rubbed, joints repaired. (Osborne collection of early children's books I.153)
An issue with the three volumes gathered together into a single entity, COPAC records another instance thus. An early example
of the use of lithography to illustrate a childrens book, the signature of J. Baker appears on several of the plates including
the frontispiece which also carries the statement 'drawn on stone'; and the imprint of Robson & Brooks as printers,
the letterpress text of the book was printed by William Clowes. The lithographers are noted in Todd's Dictionary of
printers as trading from 1817, initially as William Robson, and then continuing though several partnerships until 1864.
Todd, Twyman (Dictionary of Lithographic Printers) and Brown (London publishers and printers) all note the
partnership of Robson and Brooks as operating in 1823-4, this example of their work therefore not only extends the partnership's
working dates to a year earlier, but also represents what is presumably an early example of their work. £60.00
MONTAGU, Elizabeth. THE LETTERS OF Mrs. ELIZABETH MONTAGU, with some of the letters of her correspondents. Part the first,
containing her letters from an early age to the age of twenty-three. Published by Matthew Montague. 2 volumes, London:
printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, by W. Bulmer and Co., 1809. 8vo, (179x115mm), 304,; 318,p. Engraved
frontispiece to vol.1, errata leaf present in both volumes, some slight spotting and some offset from the frontispiece onto
the facing title. Contemporary half red morocco, gilt line border, dull buff paper sides, backstrip lightly faded. (Isaac
'Checklist' in William Bulmer, the fine printer in context 376 ) Fully published in four volumes between
1809 and 1814, Isaac notes there was a second edition of the two volumes of Part 1 also published in 1809. These volumes contain
the early letters of Elizabeth Montagu (née Robinson), a remarkable lady: the first blue stocking, a friend
of Walpole, Burke and Johnson, the pre-eminent intellectual hostess in London in her time and, perhaps most memorably, the
lady who said 'I never invite idiots to my house.' £75.00
10719 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE EXTRACTS FROM
THE MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTS OF NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE. Newcastle: printed by M.A. Richardson, 1848. 100 copies.
8vo, (200x128mm), 123p. the title, colophon and introduction leaves printed in black, red & blue with a two colour decorated
initial at the start of the text. Original printed wrappers, these a little soiled and frayed at the edges. Number LXVII [of]
Reprints of rare tracts & imprints of antient manuscripts. £25.00
16836 NEW ZEALAND. STATUTES OF NEW
ZEALAND, passed in the Tenty-ninth year of the reign of her majesty Queen Victoria, and the fifth session of the third Parliament
of New Zealand. Wellington: George Didsbury, Government Printer, 1865. Sm.folio, (321x208mm), 4,300p. some
slight dust-spotting. Original cloth-backed stiff wrappers, covers rather worn, backstrip largely lacking. £15.00
NICHOLLS, David. CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES IN MODERN HISTORY: NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN 1815-1914. London: Dawson,
1978. 8vo, (222x133mm), 170p. A good copy in original paperback. £3.00
19575 O'BRIEN, Kate.
ENGLISH DIARIES AND JOURNALS. Second impression, London: Collins, 1943. Sm.4to, (230x165mm), 48p. 8 colour
plates & 19 monochrome illustrations. A good copy in original decorated boards, dustjacket frayed. One of the excellent
and innovative Britain in Pictures series designed and produced for Collins by Adprint of London, a firm established by Wolfgang
Foges and Walter Neurath, émigré printers and publishers from Vienna, who were pioneers of inexpensive but high
quality colour printing. £5.00
12831 O. E.R. [possibly William Henry PULLEN]. AFTER THE FIGHT AT DAME
EUROPA'S SCHOOL: shewing how the French Boy shook hands with the German boy; and how the English boy shook hands with
them both. London: Elliot Stock, 1871. 8vo, (185x122mm), 16p. some slight spotting. Original printed wrappers,
faded. Author's inscription on the title. A skit on the Franco-Prussian War. £15.00
18561 [OWEN, Josiah.]
REMARKS ON TWO CHARGES: deliver'd by the Lord Bishop of L–d and C–y [Litchfield and Coventry], to the clergy
of his diocese. Wherein the danger of the church, from the progress of liberty, and its independence upon civil government,
are considered. London: printed for M. Steen, 1738. 8vo, (192x120mm), ,70p. A good copy, disbound. £45.00
OWEN, Robert. LECTURE 1 [-6]. DELIVERED... AT THE INSTITUTION OF NEW LANARK, upon the 13th chapter of the 1st epistle to the
Corinthians. London: printed and published by B.D. Cousins, [1833.] 12mo, (162x102mm), 47p. +1p adverts,
caption title. Disbound. (Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature 28385) A rare copy of Owen's lectures
on charity, Copac locates only three copies. £75.00
8589 PAGE, R.I. AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH RUNES.
London: Methuen, 1973. 8vo, (210x140mm), xvi,237p. 19 plates & 39 text illustrations, preliminary leaves
lightly creased at the head - fore corner. A good copy in original hardback, slightly dust-soiled at the head, dustjacket
partly faded. An important work which, while it does not pretend to by a corpus of Anglo-Saxon runic inscriptions, offers
an authoritative introductory account of the subject. £25.00
18614 PALMER, George. THE MIGRATION FROM
SHINAR; or, the earliest links between the old and new continents. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1879.
8vo, (195x130mm), xviii,251p. Large folding colour-printed map. Original dark blue cloth, lettered and banded in gilt; the
stitching a little strained. Chapters on The dispersion from Shinar, early migrations to america, ancient inhabitants of Mexico,
ancient inhabitants of Peru, and cranial peculiarities of the American nations. £8.00
O PANORAMA. Jornal litterario e instructivo da Sociedade Propagadora dos Conhecimentos. Volume primeiro, numbers 1-35, Lisboa:
na imprensa da Sociedade Propagadora dos Conhecimentos uteis, Maio a Dezembro, 1837. 4to, (282x182mm), ,280p.
90 wood-engravings, several near full-page. Contemporary quarter red sheep, marbled paper sides, backstrip lettered and banded
in gilt, joints lightly rubbed and the backstrip somewhat faded. The articles contained in this volume include Origens
da typographia Portugueze. £35.00
20494 PANORAMA. O PANORAMA. Jornal litterario e instructivo da
Sociedade Propagadora dos Conhecimentos. Volume segundo, numbers 36-87, Lisboa: na imprensa da Sociedade Propagadora dos
Conhecimentos uteis, Maio a Dezembro, 1838. 4to, (282x182mm), ,416p. 95 wood-engravings, several near full-page.
Contemporary quarter red sheep, marbled paper sides, backstrip lettered and banded in gilt, joints lightly rubbed, the backstrip
somewhat faded and the tail-fore corners tips worn; bookplate. Among the large wood-engravings are views of Albi Cathedral,
Amsterdam, the Interior of St George's Chapel Windsor, Strasburg Cathedral, the Wreck of the Medusa (in mirror image to
the painting), and York Minster; together with a smaller engraving of the walls of the Cité at Carcassonne which, given
the date of issue of the serial, predates Viollet-le-Duc's restoration. £35.00
20496 PANORAMA. O PANORAMA.
Jornal litterario e instructivo da Sociedade Propagadora dos Conhecimentos. Volume Quinto, numbers 192-243, Lisboa: na
typographia da Sociedade, Janeiro a Dezembro, 1841. 4to, (282x182mm), ,8,,9-416p.97 wood-engravings. Contemporary
dark blue calf, marbled paper sides, backstrip lettered and banded in gilt, joints lightly rubbed, the backstrip somewhat
faded and the tail-fore corners tips worn; bookplate. The serial dispenses with its usual master-head from number 193 onwards.
The wood-engravings include Amiens Cathedral, Louvain Cathedral, The Tower of London (with a split clean across the entire
block), the 'Grand Northern Railroad Post Office' railway carriage between London and Birmingham, the Sir Walter Scott
memorial (with accompanying article), and Jack Sheppard manacled in his cell. £35.00
17061 PARIS, Matthew.
[OPERA] MATTHAEI PARIS MONACHI ALBANENSIS ANGLI, HISTORIA MAJOR. Juxta exemplar Londinense 1571, verbatim recusa, Et cum Rogeri
Wendoveri, Willielmi Rishangerei, authorisque majori minorique historiis chronicisque Mss... London: Richard Hodgkinson
for Cornelius Bee & Laurence Sadler, 1640. Folio, (350x227mm), ,1009,,310,p. frontispiece portrait
engraved by T. Cecill, the seperate part title to Vitae Duorum Offarum present and carring the imprint of Miles Flesher as
printer, dated 1639, paper reapir to the final leraf (without loss) and some slightly soiling of the first (licence) and final
leaf. Contemporary, or near-contemporary, calf, the joints and corner tips sometime repaired, some slight scratching of the
leather surface and some wear to the edges, armorial bookplate of Victor Albert George Charles Villiers, Early of Jersey;
Osterley Park. Based on an earlier work by Roger of Wendover and also known as Flores historiarum, and probably based on an
earlier St Albans chronicle, this new edition which appeared in 1640 was evidently a direct result of Matthew Parker's
work. Indeed it was originally intended to be a mere reprint of Parker's edition, and its editor, Dr William Wats, who
was chaplain to Prince Rupert, did not begin work on it until the text up to the annal for 1188 had been printed off. Wats's
edition, though far from perfect, was a definite advance on Parker's. It was reissued twice (Paris, 1644; London, 1684),
and was not superseded until Luard undertook in 1869 to re-edit the whole of the Chronica Majora for the Rolls Series. (Vaughan,
Matthew Paris). £325.00
12776 (PARLIAMENT). AN ABSTRACT OF THE EVIDENCE LATELY TAKEN IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS,
against the Orders in Council, being a summary of the facts there proved, respecting the present state of the commerce and
manufactures of the country. London: printed by J. M'Creery, 1812. 8vo, (207x122mm), vi,,64,p.
Modern quarter cloth, marbled paper sides, bookplate. £25.00
16807 PARLIAMENT, House of Lords. THE LORD'S
PROTEST, NOVEMBER 18, 1740. To which is added, considerations upon the embargo laid on the provision of victual. Also the
protests of Dec.8. and 9. Jan, 28. and Feb.3. London: printed for W. Webb, 1741. 12mo, (in 4s), (170x108mm),
29,[1 blank]p. shaved at the head margin with loss of the pages numbers to many pages. Disbound. Rare, Estc notes three issues
with varying pagination and imprints (or lack thereof) issued in the same year, the 'Considerations upon the embargo...'
occupies pages 8-15. £65.00
17900 PARR, William. GULIELMI BELLENDENI MAGISTRI SUPPLICUM LIBELLORUM AUGUSTI
Regis Magnae Britanniae, &c. De Statu Libris Tres, [Edited by Samuel Parr], Edition secunda longe emendatior, Londini:
[no printer or bookseller], 1787. 8vo, (230x140mm), ,lxxvi,,,44,,48,,216p. 5 engraved plates
including 3 portraits (of Burke, North, and Fox engraved by J. Jones), and an allegorical plate engraved by Gaultier 1612
and possibly a restrike from the original plate, a short tear in the fore-margin of D3 & 4 and some occasional slight
spotting. An entirely unpressed and untrimmed copy in original paper covered boards, rather worn and the backstrip degraded.
[Together with] [PARR, Samuel], A FREE TRANSLATION OF THE PREFACE TO BELLENDENUS; containing animated strictures on the great
political characters of the present time. London: printed by Stafford and Davenport, for T. Payn; L. Davies; and J. Debrett.
1788. 8vo, (208x128mm), xii,159p. Modern paper covered boards, bookplate. A variant state of the first-named title to
the four noted on Estc, this copy has 19 lines of text in the corrigenda and an additional pasted-on slip carrying a further
4 lines. Bellenden's unfinished treatise De tribus luminibus Romanorum libri sexdecim (1633-4), published in
Paris after his death was much admired and much plagiarized in the eighteenth century. Samuel Parr, for instance, issued a
new edition of Bellenden in 1787, and in place of Bellenden's Romans, Parr suggested that Britain had its own luminaries.
The venture was used to support the contemporary whig cause by having the treatise dedicated to the 'tria lumina Anglorum'
of Burke, North, and Fox. The preface was then enlarged into a political tract supporting the coalition of these three politicians
and attacking the younger Pitt and his government (DNB.) £195.00
19825 PEACOCK, MANSFIELD &
BRITTON (Publisher). PEACOCK'S DIAMOND ALMANACK, INTERLEAVED FOR 1900. Being the fourth after bissextile, or leap year,
London: Peacock, Mansfield, & Britton, . 18mo, (87x55mm), p. printed in red and black, the
ruled interleaved pages unused. A very good copy in original wrappers, all edges gilt. An uncommon miniature almanack, COPAC
locating only 2 runs. £25.00
5923 PENNINGTON, Richard. THE LIFE, RESURRECTION & IMMORTALITY OF NAPOLEON.
Montreal: Redpath Press of McGill University Library, 1963. 25 copies for private distribution, 8vo, (206x164mm),
p. A good copy in repeat-pattern decorated paper wrappers, printed front label, T.L.s from the author/printer loosely
1274 PEPYS, Walter Courtenay. GENEALOGY OF THE PEPYS FAMILY 1273-1887. Second Edition.
London: Faber and Faber, 1952. Sm.4to, (215x164mm), 102p. 8 folding pedigrees. Slightly dust-soiled in original
cloth, dustjacket frayed. £20.00
11862 PITT, W.M. THOUGHTS ON THE DEFENCE OF THIS KINGDOM, &c. Part
III. London: printed by W. Bulmer and sold by Payne and M'Inlay; Stockdale, Debrett, and Hatchard, 1803.
8vo (209x133mm), ,,,(101-)156p. large folding table of milita strengths. General title listing all three parts present,
rather soiled and with a small hole near the inner margin, separate title to this part duplicated. Later wrappers. Armorial
bookplate of Lord Hunsdon. (Isaac 411a) £115.00
13417 POLITICAL MERRIMENT. POLITICAL MERRIMENT: OR, TRUTHS
TOLD TO SOME TUNE. London: printed for A. Boulter, without Temple Bar, 1715. 12mo, (158x97mm), ,56p.
some spotting. Modern binders' paper covered hardback boards, Mentmore Library stamp on the title. The first half only
of part 3 with the separate title page present. ESTC records a number of copies most of which are incomplete to a greater
or lesser degree. A collection of political ballads including a 'new song' on The South-Sea Trade, a satire against
the joint-stock companies whose fraudulent practises led, a few years later, to the South Sea Bubble. £50.00
POOR LAW COMMISSIONERS. THE OVERSEER'S GUIDE. Ninth edition, London: Knight & Company, [1867.] 8vo,
(164x105mm), 80p. Original printed wrappers, spine worn. Detailed instructions on the powers and duties of English Poor Law
19756 PROCLAMATION. BY THE KING. A PROCLAMATION. While it has please Almighty God to
Bring to a close the late wide-spread and sanguinary War in which We were engaged against Germany and her Allies;... issue
this Our Royal Proclamation hereby appointing and commanding a General Thanksgiving... London: Printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode,
1919. Broadside, (430x340mm), 26 lines surmounted by the Royal Arms. Several small holes in the side margins and
a small piece torn from the head margin with some slight loss from the Royal Arms. A general day of thanksgiving for the end
of the utter futility of World War One. £15.00
21116 RAMSDEN, Neville. WILLS & ADMINISTRATIONS OF
THE DEANERY OF COPELAND, county of Cumberland 1857-1900. [Carlisle?] Cumbria Family History Society, 1998.
8vo, (210x147mm), ,xiv[xv-lviii],146p. A good copy in original paperback. £10.00
11787 RENNELL, James.
ILLUSTRATIONS, (CHIEFLY GEOGRAPHICAL,) OF THE HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION TO CYPRUS, from Sardis to Babylonia; and the retreat
of the ten thousand Greeks, from thence to Trebisonde, and Lydia. With an appendix, containing an enquiry into the best method
of improving the geography of the Anabasisi, &c. London: printed by W. Bulmer and sold by G. and W. Nicol, 1816.
4to (290x225mm), ,xxx,,347p. 1 engraved folding map (of 3 but see the note below). some browning. A later binding, perhaps
of near-Eastern execution, of half morocco (of sorts) with morocco-grain paper sides, the backstrip tooled in blind, rather
crudely executed and rather worn. Bookplates of Thomas Morgan, and Col. Frederick Cyril Morgan. (Isaac 'Checklist'
in William Bulmer the fine printer in context432) Although correctly complete with 3 maps a note in the text advises
that `two... maps being too large to be conveniently folded into the book, are placed within a separate cover.' There
are, alas, no other maps present. £120.00
15955 ROBERTS, William. MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE
OF Mrs. HANNAH MORE. Second edition, four volumes. London: R.B. Seeley and W. Burnside; 1834. 8vo, (207x128mm),
xxiv,407; ,478,; ,466; ,448p. A good copy internally, in original patterned calico-grain cloth, corner tips rubbed
and the joints splitting (largely at the head of tail) of vols 1, 3 & 4, rather heavily so on the latter. Printed by Seeley's
in Thames Ditton, an important biography of the great lady with copious and lengthy quotations from her correspondence. Apart
from the textual significance of this collection, it has a not uninteresting Scottish provenance. The front free endleaves
of volume one carry a manuscript notice on the pastedown: '4d per night Robert Ogles Library 1 Antigua Street Leith Walk
Edin' and on the free: 'Subscribers to Pay the same as Nonsubscribers if Kept Longer than two nights 1 Antigua Street
Leith Walk Edinb.' We assume the same appears on the endleaves of the other three volumes however, in each instance the
free has been tipped against the pastedown and so we cannot be positive. Ogle (fl 1823-90) traded as a bookseller
and stationers from several addresses in Edinburgh, he started his circulating library in, or shortly before, 1827 and was
trading from the address given in these volumes between 1830 and 1838. £150.00
18969 ROBESPIERRE, Maximilien.
RAPPORT FAIT AU NOM DU COMITÉ DE SALUT PUBLIC, Sur les rapports des idées religieuses et morales avec les principes
républicans, et les fêtes nationales. Séances du 18 Floréal. Paris, F. Dufart, L'An second
de la République française. [1794.] 12mo, (126x80mm), 122p. Frontispiece portrait and 2 engraved
plates by Quéverdo. Numerous instances of pencilled marginal annotation and some pencilled annotations. Contemporary
marbled calf, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt, the joints and edges rubbed, a small area of the surface of the leather damaged
on the rear cover. £225.00
11478 ROSCOE, William. CONSIDERATIONS ON THE CAUSES OBJECTS AND CONSEQUENCES
OF THE PRESENT WAR, and on the expediency, of the danger of peace with France. [First edition], London: printed by J.
M`Creery, Fleet-Street. For T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand. January, 1808. 8vo, (202x128mm), iv,135p +1p publisher's
adverts, some slight discolouring of the paper. Modern quarter dark blue morocco, marbled paper covered sides, bookplate.
(Isaac John M'Creery revised checklist p32). Five edition in the same year, and at least two in the same month,
argue for the widespread circulation and contemporary popularity of Roscoe's treatise. £75.00
ROSS, Alasdair & others. SCOTTISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY: MISCELLANY XIV Cambridge: Boydell Press, 2010.
8vo, (222x140mm), ,261p. A fine copy in original red hadback boards, printed front label. Contains: Alasdair Ross, Two
surveys of vernacular buildings and tree usuage in the Lordship of Strathavon, Banffshire, 1585-1612; John McCallum,
Henry Forrester, The paite way to salvatione, 1615; Julian Goodare, Diary of the Convention of Estates, 1630;
Nathan Gray, Sir David Home, Lord Crossrig, 'A narrative of the rise, progress and success of the societies of Edinburgh
for reformation of manners', 1701; Jeffrey Stephen, The most memorable passages of the life and times of Mr J.B.
written by himself, 1706; Jonathan Yeager, John Erskine's letterbook, 1742-45. £25.00
ROYAL AIR FORCE. NOTES ON THE PREVENTION OF FATIGUE IN FLYING PERSONNEL. Second impression, London: Air Ministry, September,
1943. 12mo, (158x102mm), 8p. A good copy in original printed wrappers. £5.00
16828 RUSKIN, John.
THE PLEASURES OF ENGLAND. Lectures given in Oxford. Orpington: George Allen, 1884-5. 4to, (255x195mm), ,36,
,(39-)80, ,(81-)121,, ,(123-)160,p. separate titles to each part present. Contemporary half morocco, West end
pattern marbled paper covered boards, Oxford pattern marble paper endleaves, original printed wrappers to each part bound
in, backstrip slightly faded and the corner tips a little rubbed. Ruskin's four lectures delivered in Michaelmas Term
during his second tenure of the Slade Professorship; comprising: (1) The pleasures of learning: Bertha to Osburga; (2) The
pleasures of faith: Alfred to the Confessor; (3) The pleasures of deed: Alfred to Coeur de Lion; (4) The pleasures of fancy:
Coeur de Lion to Elizabeth. £85.00
6791 RUTHERFORD, William G. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Plough-Boy, Statesman,
Patriot. New and Revised Edition. London: National Sunday School Union, [1940?] 8vo, 156p. +4p. publisher's
adverts. A good copy in original cloth, dustjacket worn, Prize bookplate of the Salvation Army Young People's War carrying
a ms. date of 1944. £2.50
5308 SACHSE, William L. RESTORATION ENGLAND 1660-1689. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press for the Conference on British Studies, 1971. 8vo, (220x144mm), x,115p. A very good copy in
original cloth, dustjacket. An annotated bibliography of the most important books, articles and editions of texts, except
for literature and colonial and local history, relating to the period. £4.00
18559 SADLER, Ralph. LETTERS
AND NEGOTIATIONS OF SIR RALPH SADLER, Ambassador of King Henry VIII. ... Containing the transactions of two memorable embassies:
the first, to King James V. in the year 1540, in order to dispose him towards a reformation. The second, to the Governor and
states of Scotland, in the year 1543, concerning a marriage betwixt Mary their young Queen and Edward VI. then Prince of Wales;
and a perpetual friendship and union between the two nations. Edinburgh: printed for James MacEuen, James Davidson, and
George Stewart, 1720. 8vo, (195x114mm), xxiv.456p. some browning of the final few leaves. Disbound. £150.00
SARGEAUNT, John. ANNALS OF WESTMINSTER SCHOOL. London: Methuen, 1898. 8vo, (220x140mm), xii,304p. 31 illustrations.
Original cloth, school crest blocked in gilt on the front cover, slightly soiled, gift inscription on the front free endleaf.
Printed in Plymouth by William Brendon and sons. £8.00
17045 SAWYER, P.H. ANGLO-SAXON CHARTERS. An annotated
list and bibliography London: Royal Historical Society, 1968. 8vo, (242x148mm), xiv,538p. An excellent copy
in original cloth. £12.00
19489 SCHMIDT, Franz. A HANGMAN'S DIARY. Being the journal of Master Franz
Schmidt public executioner of Nuremberg 1573-1617. Edited, with an introduction, by Albrecht Keller. London: Philip Allan,
1928. 8vo, (224x143mm), x,250p. 8 plates, some very occasional and slight spotting. Original cloth, slightly rubbed
and the front joint strained. £45.00
9287 SCHMOLLER, Tanya. LETTERS FROM A NEWSPAPERMAN IN PRISON: James
Montgomery to John Pye Smith, 1796. Newcastle upon Tyne: History of the Book Club in the North, 2002. 8vo,
(210x146mm), 34p. 4 illustrations. A fine copy in original wrappers. Transcriptions of 30 letters which display the day-to-day
cares of a Sheffield printer and newspaper proprietor at the end of the eighteenth century. £5.00
SCHULLER, Andrew. HOW WILLIAM WICKHAM HELPED TO SAVE THE BRITISH EMPIRE. Oxford: School of Arts Press, 1962.
4to, (248x187mm), 33,p. Original printed wrappers, slightly discoloured, signed by the author on the title. Written, designed
and produced by the author as a student exercise at the then Oxford College of Technology. The text presents an account of
the doings of the leader of a British spy-ring in Switzerland in the late eighteenth century. £20.00
SCOTT, William. AN ESSAY OF DRAPERY, 1635. With an introductory essay by Sylvia L. Thrupp. Boston: Harvard Graduate School
of Business Administration, 1953. Sm.4to, (273x190mm), ,41p. A good copy in original wrappers, printed front
label. A reprint of the first substantial piece of writing in English that exalts business as a career. £10.00
SEARCHER, Victor. LINCOLN TODAY. An Introduction to Modern Lincolniana. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1969.
8vo, 342p.A n ex-library copy in original cloth, dustjacket. £2.50
19000 SECCOMBE, Thomas [Editor]. LIVES
OF TWELVE BAD MEN. Original studies of eminent scoundrels by various hands. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1894.
8vo, (233x144mm), xx,373p. 17 plates. Original cloth, slightly dulled, rebacked. Formerly the copy of A.F. Pollard (one of
the contributors - see below) with his signature and an inscription on the half title: 'This was not my original author's
copy, which was borrowed by someone about 35 years ago and never returned. This copy was given me by my son, Graham Pollard,
in 1932?' and with the later provenance label of Graham Pollard. Contains: G. Gregory Smith, James Hepburn, Earl of
Bothwell; A.F. Pollard, Sir Edward Kelley, necromancer; J.O. Jones, Matthew Hopkins, witchfinder; W.A.J.
Archbold, George Jeffreys, unjust judge; Thomas Seccombe, Titus Oates, perjurer; J.W. Allen, Simon Fraser,
Lord Lovat; Arthur Vincent, Colonel Francis Charteris, libertine and Jonathan Wild, Thieftaker; G.
Thorn Drury, James MacLaine, the gentleman highwayman; G. Le G.Norgate, George Robert Fitzgerald, fighting Fitzgerald;
A.G. Allen, Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, prisoner and J.W. Allen, Edward Kelly, bushranger. £35.00
SHEFFIELD, Lord [Ie: John Baker HOLROYD] STRICTURES ON THE NECESSITY OF INVIOLABLY MAINTAINING THE NAVIGATION AND
COLONIAL SYSTEM OF GREAT BRITAIN. A new edition, very much enlarged, with an appendix, &c. London: printed by W. Bulmer
for G. and W. Nicol, 1806. 8vo (212x137mm), xxiii,,318p. lightly browned throughout. contemporary quarter
diced roan, tree marbled paper sides, the backstrip badly worn and with some loss from the tail, the paper sides rubbed. (Isaac
17986 SHEPPARD, Francis. ROBERT BAKER OF PICCADILLY HALL AND HIS HEIRS. London: London
Topographical Society, 1982. 4to, (280x215mm), 72p. 5 illustrations. Original hardback boards, covers slightly
11490 [SLACK, Thomas] THE BANKER'S SURE GUIDE: or, monied man's assistant. In three
parts, viz. containing I. Tables of interest… II. Tables of discount… III. Sundry tables… To which is
prefixed, by way of introduction, a new and comprehensive treatise on decimals… Third edition. London: printed
for G. Robinson, and L. Hawes and Co.; and T Slack, in Newcastle, 1772. Cr.8vo, (122x85mm), ,xxvi,, 177,175-310p.
this pagination agrees with ESTC which notes that the text is continuous, title page degraded at the edges and the first few
leaves a little soiled, thereafter a bright copy. Modern full dark brown calf, bookplate. ESTC records only 4 copies of this
edition (1 UK & 3NA) and also records another issue in the same year but with a cancel title. Thomas Slack, the Newcastle
bookseller, is perhaps less well-known as a writer than his wife, the grammarian Ann Fisher, doubtless due to his pseudonymous
authorship of this title (which ran to several editions) and also The British negotiator. Peter & Ruth Wallis
(&c) in Mathematical Tradition in the North of England p30-31, note that his books `are important in illustrating
the uses of mathematics in business studies, as different from applications to the usual physical or environmental sciences.'
18770 SLEDIANUS, Johannes. DE QUATUOR SUMMIS IMPERIIS libri tres: postrema editione hac accurate
recogniti. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1654. Cr.8vo, (114x52mm), 309,p. Engraved
title-page. Near-contemporary calf, two-line gilt border with floral corner ornaments, joints and head and tail of the backstrip
worn, the front joint splitting at the head, marbled paper end-leaves on the pastedowns only, the front overlaid by a later
bookplate. An extremely popular and important Reformation text which, in tracing the history of the Babylonian, Persian, Greek
and Roman empires, posited a view of a linear progression of history. This typographically attractive edition follows in the
great tradition of the justly-renowned Elzevir miniature classics which, for the elegance of design on such a scale and the
clarity and regularity of the type, have remained unsurpassed. £125.00
16770 SMITH, Clare Sydney. THE
GOLDEN REIGN. The story of my friendship with 'Lawrence of Arabia.' With a foreword by Mrs S. Lawrence, and a new
introduction by Malcolm Brown. Upper Denby: Fleece Press, 2004. 500 copies, oblong sm.4to, (208x262mm),
185p. 59 Illustrations from photographs. A very good copy in original cloth. Superbly presented, and based on Smith's
original edition of 1940 with additional illustrations. £130.00
11870 SOCIETY FOR BETTERING THE CONDITION
OF THE POOR. INFORMATION FOR COTTAGERS, collected from the Reports of the Society for Bettering the Conditions and Increasing
the Comforts of the Poor. London: printed for the Society by W. Bulmer and sold by J. Hatchard [& 7 others in London;
& in 9 named in York, Bath, Newcastle, Hull, Salisbury, Exeter, Manchester, Glocester (sic) and Lewes], 1800.
12mo, (165x95mm), 60p. Modern wrappers, trimmed close by an earlier binder with the loss of an early owner's names from
the title, but retaining: 'Gift of Mrs Ricketts.' A manual of advice and instruction for the deserving poor offered
'by friends who are anxious, not only to promote hus temporarl welfare, but to improve his moral character and religious
habits.' The contents include Rules to prevent infection, directions as to the treatment of the dying, a recipe for pease
pudding and another recipe showing how to make a stew of an ox's head up into fifty-eight quarts and so act as means for
a poor widow to 'easily earn a guinea a week.' The Society was formed in 1787 by Sir Thomas Bernard and was, in later
years, instrumental in establishing the first savings bank in London, futhermore it was one of the organizations to which
William Wilberforce was close involved and to which he devoted some of his remarkable philanthropic efforts. £185.00
SOCIETY FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF PRISON DISCIPLINE. THE SECOND REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE of the Society for the Improvement of
Prison Discipline, and also for the reformation of juvenile offenders. (1820), Second edition. London: printed by T. Bensley,...
and sold by J. and A. Arch; Butterworth and Sons,... and J. Hatchard, 1823. 8vo, (208x135mm), xxi,[1 blank]p.
slightly browned and with a small tear in the head margin of the title and first leaf. Disbound and preserved in a modern
binders' cloth envelope chemise. The committee, which included a number of social reformers, were under the chairmanship
of Samuel Hoare, the Quaker banker and brother-in-law of the prison reformer Elizabeth Fry. During this pivotal period of
change in the treatment of offenders, particularly juvenile offenders, the role of the Society in engineering change in policy
was formidable. £125.00
12333 SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES. AN INDEX TO THE FIRST FIFTEEN VOLUMES OF ARCHAEOLOGIA;
or, miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity. London: printed by T. Bensley, to be had at the apartments of the Society...
and White, Nornaville and Gell, Nicol, Leigh and Sotheby, Bickerstaff, Cadell and Davies, Egerton, and Taylor, 1809.
4to, (267x215mm), ,290p. some occasional slight soiling of the outer margins and the last few leaves lightly creased. Modern
quarter cloth, marbled paper sides, black leather lettering piece, bookplate. £20.00
Lord) RÉPLIQUE A LA RÉPONSE AU DISCOURS DE MY LORD STANHOPE. Tenu à la Chambre de Paris le 27 Janvier,
1818. Londres: de l'imprimerie de Bulmer, 1818. 8vo (208x130mm), [ii],34p. Disbound. Ms inscription
'(Not published) From the Author' at the head of the title. (Issac 532D) £45.00
Ralph. TRICKS OF THE TOWN. Being reprints of three Eighteenth century tracts, with an introduction. New York: Robert M.
McBride; London: Chapman & Hall, 1928. 1000 copies, 8vo, (228x145mm), xxiv,256p. 8 illustrations, some occasional
slight browning. Original cloth, slightly spotted, dustjacket frayed. Contains: Tricks of the town laid open (1747), A trip
through the town (1735) and A trip from St. James's to the Exchange (1744); three tracts which provide a racy and entertaining
view of life in the contemporary Great Wen. £20.00
17901 STRUTT, Joseph. THE SPORTS AND PASTIMES OF THE
PEOPLE OF ENGLAND. Including the rural and domestic recreations, May games, mummeries, shows, processions, pageants, and pompous
spectacles, from Antiquity to the present time. A new edition, with a copious index, by William Hone. London: printed
for T.T. and J. Tegg, 1833. 8vo, (229x145mm), ,(9-)lxvii,420p. 140 engravings. Original quarter cloth, paper
boards, worn and the rear joint split, printed back-label discoloured, bookplate removed and another added. Sheets of the
1831 edition were remaindered to Tegg who removed the first four pages of prefactory matter, hence the pagination as noted
above. Strutt concentrated chiefly on the medieval period. His antiquarian learning was considerably more advanced by this
time but his emphasis was always on the engravings as the primary source of information in a period that was so notoriously
barren of literary sources. (DNB.) £60.00
19869 [SWIFT, Jonathan]. A TALE OF A TUB. Written for
the universal improvement of mankind. To which is added, an account of the Battel between the antient and modern books in
St. James Library. The eighth edition. With the author's apology. And explanatory notes, by W.W--tt--n, [Wiliam Wotton]
and others. London: printed for Benj. Motte, 1733. 12mo, (160x95mm), ,220p. 7 engraved plates, page
219 misnumbered 249; the frontispiece damaged with some loss from one corner. Disbound. (ESTC T73675) A Tale of a Tub was
the first major work written by Jonathan Swift, composed between 1694 and 1697, that was eventually published in 1704. It
is arguably his most difficult satire, and perhaps his most masterly. The Tale is a prose parody which is divided into sections
of "digression" and a "tale" of three brothers, each representing one of the main branches of western
Christianity. From the fifth edition of the book in 1710, Swift provided an apparatus to the work that incorporated Wotton's
explanations and Swift's narrator's own notes as well. The notes appear to occasionally provide genuine information
and just as often to mislead, and William Wotton's name, a defender of the Moderns, was appended to a number of notes.
This allows Swift to make the commentary part of the satire itself, as well as to elevate his narrator to the level of self-critic.
Robert Hendrickson notes in his book British Literary Anecdotes that "Swift was always partial to his strikingly original
The Tale of a Tub (1704). On reading the work again in later years, he exclaimed 'Good God! What a genius I had when I
wrote that book!' £125.00
21458 [SYKES, Arthur Ashley] THE CORPORATION AND TEST ACTS SHEWN TO BE OF
NO IMPORTANCE TO THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. London: printed for J. Roberts, 1736. 8vo, (192x120mm), 72p. Originally
stab-sewn, sometime bound and later disbound, and now resewn through the original stab holes and preserved in a modern binders'
cloth envelope chemise. (ESTC 34188) Sykes was a prolific controversialist and author of about eighty pamphlets, on this occasion
he writes in support of the dissenters in their attempts to have the Test and Corporation Acts repealed. £75.00
[SYKES, Arthur Ashley?] THE REASONABLENESS OF APPLYING FOR THE REPEAL OR EXPLANATION OF THE CORPORATION AND TEST ACTS, impartially
considered. London: printed for J. Roberts. 1736. 8vo, (192x120mm), 64p. Disbound. Estc notes that authorship
of this pamphlet is sometimes attributed to Arthur Ashley Sykes. £75.00
13940 THERRY, R. A LETTER TO THE
RIGHT HON. GEORGE CANNING, on the present state of the Catholic question. To which are annexed Six letters of the Right Hon.
E. Burke, (never before published) Reminiscences, &c. London: printed for J. Ridgeway, Piccadilly; and R. Milliken,
104, Grafton Street, Dublin, 1826. 8vo, (195x120mm), ,64p. title lightly spotted and with lengthy marginal
tear from the spine outwards. Disbound and preserved in a modern binders' cloth envelope chemise. Printed by John M'Creery.
A lengthy polemic on the emancipation of Roman Catholics in the United Kingdom. £50.00
20822 THILL, Ern.
(Photographer) L'OEUVRE DES BARBARES YPRES AVANT ET APRÈS. N'oublions jamais nos héros et nos martyrs.
1re serie, Bruxelles: Ligue Nationale du Souvenir, [1919?] Oblong sm.folio, (193x145mm), leaves exh with
two photographic postcards (perforated between the two) showing buildings in the town before the World War I and afterwards
and vividly displaying the dames wrought. Original printed wrappers, the covers slightly soiled and with two small tears in
the tail of the front cover. £25.00
18936 THOMSON, George Malcolm, A SHORT HISTORY OF SCOTLAND from the
earliest times to the outbreak of the Great War. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1930. 8vo, (222x140mm),
viii,318p. 4 maps. Original cloth, backstrip faded. Formerly William Montgomerie's copy with his signature on the front
free endleaf and his occasional pencilled underscoring. £3.00
11590 THORNTON, William. SPEECH OF LIEUTENANT
GENERAL WILLIAM THORNTON, in the House of Commons, on Thursday, the 7th of May, 1818, on his motion to repeal the declarations,
against the belief of transubstantiation, and asserting the worship of the Church of Rome to be idolatrous. With authorities
and illustrations, deductions and conclusion. London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, by W Bulmer,
1818. 8vo, (227x140mm), ,262p. Contemporary half calf, rebacked preserving most of the earlier backstrip, paste
paper decorated sides. Gift inscription from the author to Lord Castlereagh on the half-title, with some slight loss to the
binder's trimming plough. Armorial bookplate dated 1915. (Isaac 'Checklist in William Bulmer the fine printer
in context543) A lengthy argument against the anti-Catholic nature of the oaths of allegiance taken by Members of Parliament.
17565 THORNTON, William. SPEECH OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL WILLIAM THORNTON, in the House of Commons,
on Thursday, the 7th of May, 1818, on his motion to repeal the declarations, against the belief of transubstantiation, and
asserting the worship of the Church of Rome to be idolatrous. With authorities and illustrations, deductions and conclusion.
London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, by W Bulmer, 1818. 8vo, (242x155mm), ,262p.
+ 6p publisher's adverts sewn onto the rear pastedown. Original boards, somewhat worn at the edges and with some slight
loss from the head and tail of the backstrip, printed back-label partly degraded. (Isaac 'checklist' in William
Bulmer the fine printer in context 543) A lengthy argument against the anti-Catholic nature of the oaths of allegiance
taken by Members of Parliament. £65.00
19981 TODD, Margo (Editor). THE PERTH KIRK SESSION BOOKS 1577-1590.
Edinburgh: Scottish Historical Society, 2008. 8vo, (222x140mm), x,574p. An excellent copy in original hardback.
18277 TREGLOWN, Jeremy (Editor). THE LETTERS OF JOHN WILMOT EARL OF ROCHESTER. Edited and annotated
with an introduction. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1985. 8vo, (233x155mm), xii,275p. 11 plates. A good copy
in original paperback. £15.00
18330 TREGLOWN, Jeremy (Editor). SPIRIT OF WIT. Reconsiderations of Rochester.
Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1982. 8vo, (220x140mm), viii,199p. A very good copy in original hardback, dustjacket.
Containing a number of essays by distinguished critics that offer considerations of various aspects of Rochester from a variety
of different angles. £10.00
11778 [TURNER, Edmund, Editor]. CHARACTERS OF EMINENT MEN IN THE REIGNS OF
CHARLES I. AND II. Including the rebellion, from the works of Lord Chancellor Clarendon. London: printed for R. Faulder,
1793. 4to, (263x210mm), vi,,(13-)201,p. (as agrees with ESTC). 15 hand-coloured stipple-engraved portraits,
occasional slight spotting of the letterpress leaves. Contemporary diced calf, front joint split and the cover detached at
some time, now restored in situ with map canvas at the inner hinge. (Isaac 142) Rare ESTC records only a single copy in the
British Isles, and only a handful in North America. ESTC also states that 'a reissue...with the same setting of type was
also printed in 8o imposition' (of which ESTC records 3 copies in British libraries). This present copy collates as a
quarto however, the pages have extremely generous margins to an octavo page set, Isaac suggests that this is infact a large
paper issue of the octavo edition. £415.00
16736 VAUX, James Hardy. MEMOIRS OF JAMES HARDY VAUX, a swindler
and thief; now transported to New South Wales for the second time, and for life. Written by himself. Second edition, London:
Whittaker, Treacher, and Arnot, 1829. 12mo, (155x99mm), [3 adverts],[1 blank],xxiv,288p. some very slight and
occasional spotting. Original green calico cloth, some slight fading, the backstrip discoloured and with a leather back-label,
preserved in a modern custom-made solander box. (Ferguson Bibliography of Australia 1305) A rare edition of what
was, in its first edition of 1819, the first Australian autobiography. It recounts the life and wrong-doings of the author
and his subsequent life in the convict colony. This so-called second edition, which retains the introduction by Barron Field,
appears to be a re-issue of the 1827 edition that had been published in London by Hunt and Clarke and numbered volume 13 in
their series of 'autobiographical works that offer a collection of the most instructive and amusing lives ever published.'
The advertisements that precede the text of this book, list the volumes in the series and retain Hunt & Clarke's number
of 13, as does the series title which precedes the volume title. However, we suspect that between 1827 and 1829 Whittaker,
Treacher and Arnot took over the series from Hunt & Clarke and re-issued the volume under their own imprint. Whittaker
&c. issued another edition in 1830 with slightly different pagination and re-numbered it as volume 17 of the series. Copac
locates no copies of this edition in any UK library, indeed we can locate only two Australian libraries which hold copies.
As an added attraction this volume is an early example of a publisher's edition binding in calico cloth, having been published
- according to the publisher's advert - in 'a fine library edition at 6 shillings the volume.' £675.00
VERZIJL, J.H. HUMAN RIGHTS IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE. Documents selected and introduced. Haarlem: Joh. Enschede en Zonen,
1958. 8vo, (205x134mm), 117p. 5 portraits by S.L. Hartz. tail corner of the text block slightly bumped. Otherwise
a good copy in original cloth, publisher's presentation slip loosely inserted, business card of Netty Hoeflake (Curator
of the Enschede Museum) laid down on the front pastedown endleaf and annotated and dated Xmas 1959, in ink. In English, French
and Dutch and set in Jan Van Krimpen's Spectrum typeface, this collection of the precursors of the universal declaration
of human rights was issued on its tenth anniversary as an Enschede Christmas book. £12.00
Anthony Richard. THE RECORDS AND COLLECTIONS OF THE COLLEGE OF ARMS. London: Burkes Peerage, 1952. 8vo,
(215x138mm), 87p. frontispiece. Original printed wrappers, covers spotted. £5.00
6896 (WALES) A BIBLIOGRAPHY
OF THE HISTORY OF WALES. Second Edition. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1962. 8vo, xviii+330p. A good
copy in original cloth, dustjacket faded. £5.00
17899 [WALKER, John. (including John AUBREY)] LETTERS
WRITTEN BY EMINENT PERSONS IN THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES: to which are added, Hearne's journey to reading,
and to Whaddon Hall, the seat of Browne Willis, Esq. and Lives of eminent men, by John Aubrey. The whole now published for
the first time from originals in the Bodleian Library and Ashmolean Museum, with biographical and literary illustrations.
2 volumes in 3, London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Browne; and Munday and Slatter, Oxford, 1813.
8vo, (211x135mm), xxiv,304; ,352; ,(353-)668p. small rubber-stamp of the Mason's Science College, Birmingham (fore-runner
of Birmingham University) on the titles and final text leaves and with a press mark overlaid with a small piece of paper with
a new mark on each title. Modern quarter cloth, Ingres paper sides, early owner's signature, of Thomas Pearson, in the
head margin of each title-page. Printed in Oxford by Munday and Slatter, this collection was compiled anonymously by Walker
and includes the first appearance in print of Aubrey's 'brief lives' in which Aubrey penned one of the great literary
works of his age. Its intimate and minutely observed biographical sketches of many of the great personalities of the sixteenth
and seventeenth centuries are unrivalled and represent a unique source for much of the personal and anecdotal information
which they contain. £250.00
11496 [WALSH, Robert] A LETTER ON THE GENIUS AND DISPOSITIONS OF THE FRENCH
GOVERNMENT, including a view of the taxation of the French empire. By an American recently returned from Europe. Fourth edition,
Philadelphia Printed. London reprinted for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1810. 8vo, (233x145mm), iv,252p.
unbound, as issued, untrimmed and side-sewn (as issued), the title-page dustsoiled and worn and some dust soiling to the fore-edge
margin of several leaves. (Isaac John M'Creery revised checklist p36.) Printed by John M'Creery. A extremely
popular contemporary work on public finance and taxation which ran to ten editions in the year. £45.00
WARDROPER, John. THE WORLD OF WILLIAM HONE. A new look at the Romantic Age in words and pictures of the day. London: Shelfmark,
1997. 8vo, (232x153mm), viii,327p. illustrations. A fine copy in original red hardback boards, dustjacket. An anthology
of Hone's writings on contemporary life in The Every-Day Book (1825-6), Table Book (1827) and Year
Book (1831). £12.00
19828 WEBB, Maria. THE FELLS OF SWARTHMORE HALL AND THEIR FRIENDS; with an account
of their ancestor Anne Askew, the martyr. A portraiture of religious and family life in the seventeenth century, compiled
chiefly from original letters and other documents never before published. Second edition, London: F. Bowyer Kitto,
1867. 8vo, (170x110mm), xvi,382p. +2p. publisher's adverts, wood-engraved frontispiece by E. Evans; some slight
dust-soiling throughout, previous owner's stencilled name on the front pastedown endleaf and title-page and an institutional
rubber-stamp also on the title. Original cloth, rebacked preserving much of the original backstrip but with some loss of the
gilt titling. An account of the family of Margaret Fell, one of the earliest converts to the Quaker principles expounded by
George Fox. £60.00
14282 [WHELPLEY, Samuel] LETTERS ADDRESSES TO CALEB STRONG, ESQ. Late Governor of Massachusetts:
showing War to be inconsistent with the laws of Christ and the good of mankind. [First English edition]. New York Printed.
London: Reprinted by Bensley and Sons,... and sold by J, Lowe, 1818. 8vo, (222x135mm), 124pp. very lightly age-browned
internally. Original sugar boards with off-white paper backstrip, rubbed, the backstrip discoloured and front board detached,
fore and tail edges untrimmed. £65.00
19598 WHITE, Colin (Introduction). LLOYD'S LETTERS. Reigate:
Very Interesting Paper Company, [2006?] Sm4to, (185x140mm), p. colour illustrations. Original stiff card
wrappers. Designed by Carter, Wong & Tomlin at Artwise Design, perhaps for Lloyds, containing a collection illustrations
and transcriptions of letters written by Admiral Horatio Nelson between 1797 and 1806 and presented as a sample of papers
supplied by the V.I.P. £15.00
20296 WIDDRINGTON, Thoman. Sr. THo. WIDDRINGTONS SPEECH AT A CONFERENCE
betweene both Houses, on Tuesday the 20 of July, 1641. At the transmission of the impeachment against Matthew Wren Doctor
in Divinity, late Bishop of Norwich, and now Bishop of Ely. London: printed by E.G. [Edward Griffin] for R.Best,
1641. 4to, (200x140mm), p. some worm activity with resultant loss of text. Modern hardback boards. (ESTC R8408).
Widdrington, onetime Speaker of the House of Commons, drew up the articles of impeachment against Bishop Wren, he presented
them to the Lords on 20 July 1641, with a ‘smart, aggravating speech’ in which he accused Wren of suspending ‘painful
ministers’ and of introducing ‘dead and venomous ceremonies.’ (DNB). £75.00
WOLLF, Leon. IN FLANDERS FIELDS. The 1917 campaign. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1959. 8vo, (225x145mm),
xxiv,310p. 21 plates & 7 maps, internally lightly browned. Original hardback, dustjacket frayed. £5.00
WRAXALL, N.W. AN ANSWER TO THE CALUMNIOUS MISREPRESENTATIONS OF THE "QUARTERLY REVIEW," The "British Critic,"
and "The Edinburgh Review," Contained in the Observations on Sir N. William Wraxall's Historical Memoirs of
His Own Time. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1815. 8vo, 62p. a short tear in the fore margin
of 2 leaves cutting slightly into the text area, some spotting and the title leaf soiled. Contemporary sprinkled half calf,
red leather back-label, marbled paper sides, front joint split, bookplate removed from the front paste-down endleaf. Printed
by John M‘Creery in Black-Horse-Court, Fleet Street. (Isaac p37). £30.00