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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 Government of the Cities of London and Westminster, with the names of the principal officers etc.") VERY SCARCE. View more info

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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, John Vaughton, James Park, Francis Stamper.] 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

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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.} [One of the main accounts of the period, during which a large number of plants were both discussed and collected. Clarke Abel, 1... 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 sound set. View more info

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New Improvements of Planting and Gardening, both Philosophical and Practical, in Three Parts. To which is added that scarce and valuable tract intitled Herefordshire Orchards. The seventh edition, with an appendix treating of several matters omitted

By: Bradley, Richard

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Paternoster Row, London, A. Bettesworth & C. Hitch: 1739

Seller ID: 014899

Condition: Fair


Seventh, and final, edition. [The title pages to parts II and III are dated 1738]. Thick octavo, pp xiv, 608, with an engraved frontispiece, 10 engraved plates (therefore LACKING three plates), a few small text engravings, generally age-toned and used internally, but still tight, two of the plates have heavy old paper repairs strengthening the versos, others have minor tears and creases, lacking the title pages for part III, but with the title pages for the Appendix and for Herefordshire Orchards. The hinge at the index is cracked and only the first 12 pages of the index are present, however ... View more info

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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

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Cato Major; or, A Treatise on Old Age. With explanatory notes by the Honourable Mr Logan

By: Cicero (Marcus Tullius) [Notes by James Logan]

Price: £385.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, reprinted Glasgow, R. Urie: 1751

Seller ID: 012616

Condition: Very Good


"Philadelphia printed, Glasgow reprinted". 12mo, pp x, 11-168, (3), a little age-toning, but overall very clean and tight, recently bound in an extremely attractive full speckled calf, spine with raised bands, the spine lettered Cicero, 1751. [The introductory three page advertisement was by Benjamin Franklin, and was originally published in his first edition of 1744.]. View more info

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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 influence of the Jesuits to retire from it. In 1756 he graduated as doctor in theology, and began authorship with a theological treat... 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

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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

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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 sound, slight wear to the spine head and a faint small paper label at the base (almost certainly a private library shelf num... View more info

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Statical Essays, Containing Vegetable Staticks, or an account of some statical experiments on the sap in vegetables : being an essay towards a natural history of vegetation

By: Hales, Stephen

Price: £375.00

Publisher: At the West-End of St Paul's, London, W. Innys & R. Manby: 1738

Seller ID: 015037

Condition: Good


Third edition, with amendments. Small octavo, pp xiv, 376, illustrated with 18 engraved plates, fore-edge a little thumbed but otherwise very clean and crisp internally, marbled endpapers, contemporary full polished calf, a thin decorated gilt line around the borders, a little marked and worn, the spine gilt decorated with raised bands, lacking the top 25mm of the spine, and lacking small portions at the top of each joint, the joints cracking slightly. still an attractive copy. [In Vegetable Staticks, Hales studied transpiration - the loss of water from the leaves of plants. He estimated the ... View more info

Image for The Florist's Companion; containing the culture and properties of the auricula, polyanthus, hyacinth, tulip, polyanthus-narcissus, anemone, ranunculus, pink, and carnation. Particularly adapted to the northern parts of this kingdom, and a necessary guide

The Florist's Companion; containing the culture and properties of the auricula, polyanthus, hyacinth, tulip, polyanthus-narcissus, anemone, ranunculus, pink, and carnation. Particularly adapted to the northern parts of this kingdom, and a necessary guide

By: Hudson, John

Price: £245.00

Publisher: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Printed for the Editor; and sold by the booksellers in Newcastle, Shields, Sunderland, Durham, Alnwick, Hexham, and Carlisle: 1794

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014853

Condition: Good


[Blanche Henrey 857]. 12mo, pp xii, 83, (i), with 10 wood-engraved ornaments or tail-pieces, no half-title, some age-toning and a little foxing throughout, endpapers browned, pages 51/2 and 57/58 with a slight production crease, a few pages with an impression mark, the title page has had a signature cut from the top (see illustration), otherwise tight and sound throughout, original roan, rubbed and worn at corners, neatly re-backed with leather spine and red calf label, engraved woodcut bookplate of Thomas Bell. RARE. [One of the tiny woodcuts is attributed to Bewick. At one time Bell's boo... 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 some learning, he evidently read widely on agriculture and gardening, and his two works are also scattered with references to t... View more info

Image for Leigh's New Picture of London; or, a View of the political, religious, medical, literary, municipal, commercial, and moral State of the British Metropolis; presenting a luminous Guide to the Stranger, on all Subjects connected with general Information,

Leigh's New Picture of London; or, a View of the political, religious, medical, literary, municipal, commercial, and moral State of the British Metropolis; presenting a luminous Guide to the Stranger, on all Subjects connected with general Information,

By: Leigh, Samuel

Price: £115.00

Publisher: 18, Strand, London, Samuel Leigh: 1823

Seller ID: 015120

Condition: Good


New edition, carefully revised. Thick 12mo, (measures 95mm x 144mm], illustrated with a large engraved folding frontispiece of Regent Street (creased from folding and with two marginal tears), 38 small engraved plates (usually showing two or three images, and occasionally one), and a full page text plan of Hampton Court maze, some foxing, marking and browning throughout, some corners turned, LACKING the folding plan and map, but overall a much better copy than usual, in the publisher's original printed sheep, slightly rubbed but with a good sheen, sympathetically rebacked with a black cloth sp... View more info

Image for Genera plantarum eorumque characteres naturales, secundùm numerum, figuram, situm & proportionem omnium fructificationis partium. Editio sextaab auctore reformata et aucta [With the rare portrait]

Genera plantarum eorumque characteres naturales, secundùm numerum, figuram, situm & proportionem omnium fructificationis partium. Editio sextaab auctore reformata et aucta [With the rare portrait]

By: Linnaues, Carolus (Carl).

Price: £695.00

Publisher: Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii: 1764

Seller ID: 015115

Condition: Good


Title page printed in red and black, pp xx, 580, [42], + 1 leaf of errata & emendada, a little general age-toning of the pages but remarkably clean and sound internally, marbled endpapers, contemporary speckled calf, lined in gilt, dentelles in gilt, a litlte worn ( mainly at the corners), spine ornate gilt with raised bands, rubbed and a bit more worn, black leather title label lacking a corner, joints cracking but still holding well. With the large folding portrait, a bit creased, which Soulsby mentions is only found in some copies. [Soulsby 305.] View more info