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The Manual of Rank and Nobility; or Key to the Peerage.

By: N/A

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Saunders & Otley: 1832

Seller ID: 000159


Hand coloured frontispiece depicting crowns and coronets (offset onto title page), pp xx,598, uncut, rather weak internally, hinges weak, frontispiece detached, original polished cloth, rubbed, spine poor, joints breaking. View more info

The Natives of South Africa - Their Economic and Social Condition.

By: N/A

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Murray: 1901

Seller ID: 000164


8vo, pp xvi, 360, complete with the three fold-out maps in good condition, hinges slightly cracked, blue cloth dull, spine slightly worn, else a cleaner than average ex-library copy (labels at front and rear, neat stamp on verso & recto of title page,shelf number and cross on spine). View more info

The East Anglian Handbook and Agricultural Annual for 1885

By: N/A

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Norwich, Lowestoft & London, Argus Office: 1885

Seller ID: 005297


Small 8vo, pp 256, a little foxing, but otherwise a very clean sound copy in contemporary brown polished calf and marbled boards. [Traditions, superstitions and folklore (by John T. Varden). Ornithological invasions (by T.E. Gunn), plus various agricultural articles and reports]. VERY SCARCE. View more info

Image for AMATEUR WORK ILLUSTRATED - a practical magazine of constructive and decorative art and manual labour, with supplements containing designs and working drawings to scale for varoious pieces of work, useful and ornamental, & several hundreds of illustrations

AMATEUR WORK ILLUSTRATED - a practical magazine of constructive and decorative art and manual labour, with supplements containing designs and working drawings to scale for varoious pieces of work, useful and ornamental, & several hundreds of illustrations

By: N/A

Price: £225.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock, Bowden & Co:

Seller ID: 007306


Volumes 1 - 7, popular re-issue. Not dated, but probably c. 1892 -5 (though the British Library lists seven volumes of this edition, and dates it 1881-88). One of the most elusive of all late Victorian journals for the keen handyman. This set is bound in a simple brown cloth which is a little marked worn and frayed, but generally still very sound, though the spine head of volume two is rather torn, and a hinge cracked in volume five. The contents are generally clean, tho... View more info

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England in the Sixteenth century; or, a History of the Reigns of the House of Tudor

By: N/A

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society: 1841

Seller ID: 007485


Illustrated with a few engravings throughout, 12mo, pp xii, 436, all edges gilt, very slightly worn internally, a late-Victorian signature and date on the front endpaper, in an ornate black leather binding, a little worn, corners rather rubbed, joints rubbed, spine head a little pulled, upper joint splitting a little at the top. VERY SCARCE. View more info

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The Book of Common Prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the Church

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford, at the University Press: 1840

Seller ID: 008553


12mo, (measures 70mm x 108mm), pages age-toned, browned and thumbed, all edges gilt but now rather browned, endpapers very chipped, title page and front blank a bit chipped at the margins, full calf, blind-stamped, a little rubbed and worn. View more info

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The Railway Anecdote Book: a collection of the best and newest anecdotes and tales to the present day; selected for the reading of railway passengers

By: N/A

Price: £60.00

Publisher: 136, The Strand, W.H. Smith & Son:

Seller ID: 008811


Not dated (c.1853 ?). Small 8vo, pp 192, a little aged and marked throughout, preceded by seven un-numbered pages with an engraving and quote from a notable person, title page with an engraved portrait frontispiece of Sydney Smith, title page. a bit marked, lacking the front endpaper, rough quarter calf a bit rubbed and worn. Several newspaper clippings tipped-in. [With the tiny book label of Santiago Jose Brinn, his neat name is written on the first few pages, and a n... View more info

Image for THE ENTOMOLOGIST - An Illustrated Journal of General Entomology.   Volumes 11-12, and  Volumes 22 - 30

THE ENTOMOLOGIST - An Illustrated Journal of General Entomology. Volumes 11-12, and Volumes 22 - 30

By: N/A

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co: 1897

Seller ID: 008812


Volumes 11-12 (in one vol, half roan, a bit worn and scuffed, contents slightly loose); Volumes 22 - 30, (in an attractive contemporary half calf and marbled boards, slightly marked, a little foxing internally, but overall very clean and tight). A few plain litho plates and four fine coloured plates - of the Bornean butterfly Ornithoptera trojana, forms of Colias edusa, aberrations in the Genus Vanessa, varieties of Triphaena comes-orbona, and one to accompany Gosse's ... View more info

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Leighton House

By: N/A

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010017


Well illustrated, large slim 8vo, pp 32, a little age-toned and with very slight foxing, staples slightly rusty, paperback, covers slightly worn and foxed. [Apparently produced by the committee formed to purchase and preserve the house. The list of Committee members at the rear is dated 1897.] View more info

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The Smoker's Garland - Part III

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Liverpool, Cope's Tobacco Plant: 1890

Seller ID: 011908


Slim 12mo, frontispiece, vignette title page printed in red and black, pp (60), a few period advertisements, uncut, pictorial wrappers printed in red brown black and gilt, dull chipped and frayed. SCARCE. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

Botanical Names for English Readers

By: Alcock, Randal H.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, L. Reeve & Co.: 1876

Seller ID: 002886


The first 83 pages comprise a history of botany. 8vo, pp xviii, [2], 236, fore-edge is foxed, and also the first and last few pages, original blindstamped green cloth, lettered in gilt, upper cover slightly faded, spine very slightly rubbed, but otherwise a rather bright copy, a duplicate from the Royal Horticultural Society Garden at Wisley, with their neat label on the front endpaper, but no other markings. View more info

The Illustrated Military Hand-Book: Giving a Familiar Description of a Fortress, the Method of Besieging it, and an Explanation of All Military Terms. [By an Old Soldier]

By: An Old Soldier

Price: £275.00

Publisher: London, H.G. Collins, 22 Paternoster Row: 1855

Seller ID: 004467


12mo, pp 25, (3), + 4pp publisher's adverts. Double-page map of Sebastopol Harbour, double page map showing the Crimea relative to the seat of war, 9 engraved plates (of which three are double page), showing the exterior of a casemated battery, plan of a modern fortress with siege works, profile view of a bastion, 24 pounder siege gun, an embrasure, a 15 inch french mortar, shell case-shot grape-shot & round shot, a fascine & a gabion, Minie rifle & patent revolver. All ... View more info

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A Century of Ballads. Collected, Edited and Illustrated in Facsimile of the Originals

By: Ashton, John

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Elliott Stock: 1887

Seller ID: 001453


["Ballads Illustrative of the Life, Manners and Habits of the English Nation During the Seventeenth Century."] . Illustrated from woodcuts, small quarto, pp xx, 354, rebound in tan buckram, (the original upper cover and spine laid down, slightly rubbed and frayed). An ex College library copy, with tiny oval stamp on title page, label on front endpaper, trace of label on spine, and stamp on top edge, fore-edge and bottom edge. View more info

Lourdes: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

By: Barbe, Daniel. (translated by Alice Meynell)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Burns & Oates Ltd:

Seller ID: 005533


(c.1893) . Large 8vo, 12 colour plates, pp 106, top edge gilt, the others uncut, internally a little foxed, dusty & marked, large contemporary inscription on front endpaper, cl slightly worn and rubbed. View more info

Sentimental Tommy -the Story of His Boyhood

By: Barrie, J.M.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Company Ltd: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001009


8vo, pp 452 (16 pages of Cassells publications), navy cloth with bevelled edge has slight wear, gilt lettering on spine, corners slightly rubbed, spine slightly sunned, hinges cracked, top edge gilt, bookplate of A.B. Raffle on front paste down endpaper, small hole on front free endpaper, partially erased inscription on half-title, slightly dusty, slight foxing on the fore-edge. View more info

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Mountain Ascents in Westmoreland and Cumberland

By: Barrow, John

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Sampston Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009026


Small 8vo, a few text illustrations, pp viii, 208, folding map at rear, possibly lacking the flimsy facing the frontispiece (?), a little weak and slightly used internally, decorated cloth slightly rubbed and marked, the head of the spine pulled and a little frayed. SCARCE. View more info

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Swedenborg and Shakespeare - A Comparison

By: Baynham, George W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, James Spiers: 1894

Seller ID: 008717


Small 16mo, (measures 104mm x 164mm), pp 16, scattered foxing, no covers (as issued). Extremely scarce. {Postage will be reduced}. View more info

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The Microscope in Medicine

By: Beale, Lionel S.

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London & Philadelphia, J. & A. Churchill, and Lindsay & Blakiston: 1877

Seller ID: 008814


Fourth edition, much enlarged. 86 plates, large thick 8vo, pp xxxvi, 539, a little age-toned and dusty internally, front hinge slightly cracked, cloth slightly rubbed and worn, spine slightly frayed and chipped at the head and the foot. [Presentation copy from the author to Dr R. Fowler] View more info

Image for The Flora of the Alps, being a description of all the species of flowering plants indigenous to Switzerland and of the Alpine species of the adjacent mountain districts of France Italy & Austria including the Pyrenees    [Fred Whitsey's copy]

The Flora of the Alps, being a description of all the species of flowering plants indigenous to Switzerland and of the Alpine species of the adjacent mountain districts of France Italy & Austria including the Pyrenees [Fred Whitsey's copy]

By: Bennett, Alfred W.

Price: £70.00

Publisher: London, John C. Nimmo: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009169


Two volumes, with 120 colour plates, pp xxii, 165; vi, 223, fore-edge slightly marked, Volume One has a small blemish on the front blanks and the half-title which aslo appears on the reverse of the frontispiece but which is all but imperceptable on the image itself, front hinges cracking, rear hinges less so (but all still firm) decorated cloth gilt, spine heads and tails slightly pulled or frayed, very slightly worn (slightly tightly bound, but preferable to the usual c... View more info

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Captain Cook

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1890

Seller ID: 007473


Portrait frontispiece, pp 191, small slim 8vo, cloth faded and a little rubbed and worn. View more info