Category: Early works

Sort

Showing 1-20 of 27

The True State of England, Containing the Particular Duty, Business and Salary of Every Officer, Civil and Military, in All the Publick Offices of Great Britain.

By: N/A

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, 1729

Seller ID: 000122

Condition: Poor


Small 8vo, pp (2),204, some staining, front endpaper nearly detached, hinge at title page cracked, full contemporary calf, very worn, calf on upper cover peeling from board. (Title page continues: "Complete Lists of the Lords and Gentlemen of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council; of their Majesties Households; of the Households of the Prince of Wales, and the rest of the Royal Family;and of the Great Officers of the State etc. Together with an Account of the G... View more info

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

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

By: N/A

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Saunders & Otley: 1832

Seller ID: 000159

Condition: Fair


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

Sermons Preached By Several of the People Called Quakers, Exactly Taken in Short-hand as They Were Deliverd By Thme at Their Meeting-Houses in Grace Church Street, Devonshire House, St Martin's Le Grand, St John's Street, Wheeler St, in and About London

By: N/A

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Printed and Sold By Mary Hinde, at No 2, in George-Yard, Lombard Street.: 1775

Seller ID: 003291


A New Edition. 8vo, pp (4), 250, a little browning, simple contemporary calf, lacking the spine label, scuffed, rubbed and with wear to the extremities, joints cracked but holding strongly, contemporary name of John Shipley on the front endpaper, also the modern name Jill Conolly. [Sermons by Robert Barclay, William Desberry, Goerge Whitehead, Francis Camfield, John Bowater, William Penn, Charles Marshall, Richard Ashby, William Bingley, Samuel Waldenfield, John Butcher,... View more info

The Angler's Guide; containing easy instructions for the youthful beginner, with several observations on fishing, pointing out the proper times and seasons for the different kinds of fish, as also the best mode of angling for them.

By: A Lover of the Art

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Joseph Smith, 193 High Holborn: 1828

Seller ID: 005771


Small 12mo, pp viii, 136, some foxing throughout, bound in a later half calf and marbled boards, rubbed. [LACKING the frontispiece, which appears never to have been bound in]. Extremely scarce. View more info

Image for Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, and of a Voyage To and From That Country, in the Years 1816 and 1817; containing an account of the most interesting transactions of Lord Amherst's embassy to the court of Pekin, and observations .......

Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, and of a Voyage To and From That Country, in the Years 1816 and 1817; containing an account of the most interesting transactions of Lord Amherst's embassy to the court of Pekin, and observations .......

By: Abel, Clarke

Price: £1,000.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown: 1819

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 013161

Condition: Good


Second edition, quarto, pp xvi, 420, with 10 plain litho plates, 7 hand coloured aquatint plates, 4 maps (of which 3 are folding), errata leaf present, some marking foxing and thumbing throughout, margins frayed of one plate, contemporary marbled boards, rubbed, a later calf spine, endpapers marked. Three small Penzance Library stamps on the title page, partially removed, but no other markings. {Possibly lacking one plate ? This frequently occurs in this work.} [On... View more info

The Spectator - a New Edition in Eight Volumes, with Illustrative Notes. To Which are Prefixed the Lives of the Authors By Robert Bissett.

By: Addison, Joseph; Steele, Richard, (and others). {Edoted By Robert Bissett]

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, PRINTED FOR GEORGE ROBERTSON, NUMBER 221 PICCADILLY: 1793

Seller ID: 002629


Eight volumes, engraved title page to each volume, [some also have a printed title page], rather browned internally, a little staining on the inner margins to three of the volumes, one signature loose in Volume 4, contemporary full tan calf, raised bands, morocco labels, rather dry, rubbed and scuffed, spines darkened. View more info

Commentaries on the Laws of England - Eleventh edition, with the last corrections of the author, additions by Richard Burn, and continued to the present time by John Williams.

By: Blackstone, William

Price: £950.00

Publisher: London, A. Strahan & W. Woodfall: 1791

Seller ID: 000862


Eleventh edition, with the last corrections of the author, additions by Richard Burn, and continued to the present time by John Williams. 4 VOLUMES, one portrait frontispiece, one folding chart, a little age-browned internally, a few neat contemporary marginal notes, top edge of pages of volume 1 and bottom edge of volume 2 a little stained (affecting the contents slightly), later tan full polished calf, raised bands, red morocco labels, spines a little darkened. A good ... View more info

Image for Flora lusitanica, seu, Plantarum, quae in Lusitania vel sponte crescunt, vel frequentius coluntur, ex florum praesertim sexubus systematice distributarum, synopsis

Flora lusitanica, seu, Plantarum, quae in Lusitania vel sponte crescunt, vel frequentius coluntur, ex florum praesertim sexubus systematice distributarum, synopsis

By: Brotero, Felix de Avellar

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Lisbon, Typographia Regia: 1804

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012442

Condition: Good


Published 1804 - [1805]. Two volumes, octavo, pp xviii, 607; 557, the bottom margin has been neatly cut from each title page, a tiny contemporary signature on each title page otherwise a good clean wide-margined copy, contemporary sprinkled calf, slightly worn and rubbed, the corners beginning to wear through to the boards, and one corner slightly worse than the others. [This is one of the most important publications of this remarkable botanist, now rare and sought after... View more info

Image for Hudibras. New edition, with notes by the Rev. Treadway Russel Nash

Hudibras. New edition, with notes by the Rev. Treadway Russel Nash

By: Butler, Samuel

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1835

Seller ID: 000068

Condition: Very Good


New edition, with notes by the Rev. Treadway Russel Nash. 2 VOLS, pp xl, 346; 403, engraved frontispiece (foxed), 2 engraved title page vignettes, contemporary dark green watered silk cloth, a small red spot on one spine, paper labels a little dull & worn, (with contemporary inscription on front endpaper - "the Rev. Dr Burney from William Nicol". With the bookplate of the garden designer and plantsman Jim Russell (designed by Felix Kelly). View more info

Image for Delle Rivoluzioni d'Italia Libri Venticinque di Carlo Denina. Volume terzo & quarto only (vols 3 & 4 only)

Delle Rivoluzioni d'Italia Libri Venticinque di Carlo Denina. Volume terzo & quarto only (vols 3 & 4 only)

By: Denina, Carlo

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Venezia, Tipografia Rosa: 1817

Seller ID: 009497

Condition: Good


Small thick 8vo, pp 274, 352, some foxing and browning throughout, a few creases from paper flaws, but otherwise very tight and sound internally, clothbound, a bit worn faded and marked, spine head very slightly frayed. [Carlo Giovanni Maria Denina (1731 - 1813) was an Italian historian. He was born at Revello, Piedmont, in 1731, and was educated at Saluzzo and Turin. In 1753 he was appointed to the chair of humanity at Pignerol, but he was soon compelled by the influenc... View more info

Terra: a philosophical discourse of earth. Relating to the culture and improvement of it for vegetation, and the propagation of plants, as it was presented to the Royal Society. A new edition with notes by A. Hunter.

By: Evelyn, John

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, Printed By A. Ward for J. Dodsley; T. Cadell; J. Robson; T. Durham & W. Creech: 1778

Seller ID: 004688


One folding table, pp vi, 194, a little foxing and browning, endpapers unevenly browned, contemporary tree calf, generally rubbed and slightly worn, but sound. View more info

Image for The Steam-boat

The Steam-boat

By: Galt, John

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William Blackwood & Sons: 1822

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000197

Condition: Good


Small 8vo, pp vi, 359, + publisher's catalogue 12pp, a good uncut copy in what might appear to be original grey boards, but I suspect they date from the 20th century, a little rubbed, joints cracking slightly, lacking a small portion at the head of the spine. SCARCE. View more info

Image for The Civil and Executive Officers' Assistant; Containing the Forms of Bonds, Wills, Deeds, Letters of Attorney, Policies of Insurance, Releases, Wills, Writs, Pleas, as Contained in the Laws of the State of Connecticut

The Civil and Executive Officers' Assistant; Containing the Forms of Bonds, Wills, Deeds, Letters of Attorney, Policies of Insurance, Releases, Wills, Writs, Pleas, as Contained in the Laws of the State of Connecticut

By: Goodrich, John

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Hartford, Hudson & Goodwin: 1798

Edition: Second Edition.

Seller ID: 000110

Condition: Good


Small 8vo, pp xii,239, rather browned and foxed, head of first few pages slightly stained, a few creases, original full leather, rather scuffed and worn. View more info

Image for Memoria Technica: or, a New Method of Artificial Memory, applied to, and exemplified in Chronology, History, Geograohy, Astronomy, also Jewish, Grecian and Roman coins, weights and measures etc.

Memoria Technica: or, a New Method of Artificial Memory, applied to, and exemplified in Chronology, History, Geograohy, Astronomy, also Jewish, Grecian and Roman coins, weights and measures etc.

By: Grey, Richard

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Westminster Hall, London, Printed for John Stagg: 1737

Edition: Third edition

Seller ID: 013813

Condition: Good


Third edition, corrected and improved, octavo, pp (ii), xvi, (8), 160, (28), title page printed in red and black, a small neat name on the front endpaper (h t Yonge ?), a few turned corners, upper corners lightly creased, otherwise clean internally, front and rear hinges slightly cracking but in no way weak, the front and rear paste-down endpapers lifting from the boards but not torn, contemporary panelled cald, rubbed and a little worn, the joints slightly more worn but... View more info

Image for A New Orchard & Garden: or the Best Way for Planting, Graffing and to make any Ground good for a Rich Orchard: Particularly in the North etc. With the Country Housewife's Garden for Herbs of Common Use etc; also The Husbandry of Bees etc

A New Orchard & Garden: or the Best Way for Planting, Graffing and to make any Ground good for a Rich Orchard: Particularly in the North etc. With the Country Housewife's Garden for Herbs of Common Use etc; also The Husbandry of Bees etc

By: Lawson, William (preface by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, The Cresset Press: 1927

Seller ID: 012656

Condition: Good


Facsimile reprint, a few illustrations, square octavo, pp xxvi, 116, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, very occasional light foxing, quarter vellum and boards, slightly worn and marked. Limited numbered edition of 650 copies. [William Lawson (1553/4-1635) was the vicar of Ormesby, a country parish in Yorkshire. First and foremost a religious man who carried out his clerical duties most diligently, he was obviously also a keen gardener with considerable land. A man of so... View more info

Flora Gallica, seu Enumeratio Plantarum in Gallia Sponte Nascentium

By: Loiseleur Deslongchamps, J.L.A.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Paris, Matthaei Migneret: 1806

Seller ID: 004521


Part 1 only. 12mo, pp viii, 336, contemporary paper and boards, author and title written in ink, a little soiled and rubbed, bookplate of the nurseryman Will Ingwersen. View more info

A Journal During a Residence in France, from the Beginning of August to the Middle of December, 1792. To Which is Added an Account of the Most Remarkable Events That Happened at Paris from That Time to the Death of the Late King of France.

By: Moore, John

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, 1793

Seller ID: 001526


2 VOLUMES. pp (4), 502 ; 617,(iii), scattered foxing, all edges marbled, contemporary half calf, panelled spines gilt, rmorocco labels, all rubbed and a little scuffed, one spine head fraying very slightly, folding map, coloured in outline, a little foxed, slight repair to one fold, neat contemporary signature on title pages, bookplate of B Haigh Allen. View more info

Image for The Botanic Annual ; or Familiar Illustrations of the Structure, Habits, Economy, Geography, Classification and Principal Uses of Plants. And a Short Sketch of the Coniferae.

The Botanic Annual ; or Familiar Illustrations of the Structure, Habits, Economy, Geography, Classification and Principal Uses of Plants. And a Short Sketch of the Coniferae.

By: Mudie, Robert

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, James Cochrane & Co,: 1832

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000906

Condition: Good


A few text illustrations, several plates and engraved frontispiece (all foxed), pp xv, (1), 446, a little foxing thoughout, all edges gilt, endpapers foxed, in the original publisher's binding - ornate full dark green embossed leather, spine slightly worn otherwise in good condition. (The last 169 pages are devoted to Conifers - an early treatment of this group of plants). View more info

Image for The Family Dictionary: or, Houshold Companion, containing cookery ..pastry .. confects...potable liquors...perfuming..husbandry..preparations Galenick and Chymick

The Family Dictionary: or, Houshold Companion, containing cookery ..pastry .. confects...potable liquors...perfuming..husbandry..preparations Galenick and Chymick

By: Salmon, William

Price: £500.00

Publisher: London, Rhodes, at the Star, corner of Bride Lane, Fleet Street: 1710

Seller ID: 008966

Condition: Fair


Fourth edition. (full title reads - "COOKERY in dressing flesh, fowl, fish, herbs, roots making sawces etc; PASTRY making pyes, pasties, puddings, pancakes, cheesecakes, custards, tansies etc; CONFECTS candies, conserves, preserves, creams, gellies, pickles etc; POTABLE Liquors as ale, beer, mum, mead, cider, perry, rape, English wines, chocolet, coffer, tea etc; PERFUMING sweet balls, pouders, pomanders, essences, sweet waters, beautifying washes etc; HUSBANDRY, as ... View more info

The Life of Nelson

By: Southey, Robert

Price: £185.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, Publisher to the Admiralty and to the Board of Longitude: 1813

Seller ID: 003059


First edition, with three pages of advertisements at the end of Volume 1, and page 258 mis-numbered in Volume 2. Two volumes bound in one, two frontispieces, 12mo, pp viii, 253, (3); viii, 280, slightly weak internally, staining to the first few pages of volume one, then minor staining to the lower margin of the next few pages, tear to page 207/208 and slight adhesion damage to pages 207/212, with very slight loss of text, bound in contemporary green half calf and marble... View more info