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Image for A New System of Domestic Cookery, formed upon principles of economy: and adated to the use of private families.  By a Lady

A New System of Domestic Cookery, formed upon principles of economy: and adated to the use of private families. By a Lady

By: Rundell, Maria Eliza

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1819

Seller ID: 014988

Condition: Very Good


A New Edition, corrected. 12mo, a frontispiece and eight engraved plates (of nine - lacking plate 6), pp lii, 354, a little age-toning and very slight foxing, the frontispiece is slightly offset on to the title page, but overall remarkably clean and tight internally, recently bound in a simple brown half calf and cloth, very good. [First published in 1805, it was a huge success and several editions followed; the book sold around half a million copies in Rundell's lifetime. The book was aimed at middle class housewives. In addition to dealing with food preparation, it offers advice on medical ... 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 it relates to the improvement of our barren and waste lands, manufactures etc; PREPARATIONS Galenick and Chymick relating to ... View more info

Image for Stowe: A Description of the Magnificent House and Gardens of the Right Honourable Richard Grenville Temple, Earl Temple, Viscount and Baron Cobham.  A New Edition, with all the alterations and improvements that have been made therin.{Rosemary Verey copy}

Stowe: A Description of the Magnificent House and Gardens of the Right Honourable Richard Grenville Temple, Earl Temple, Viscount and Baron Cobham. A New Edition, with all the alterations and improvements that have been made therin.{Rosemary Verey copy}

By: Seeley, Benton

Price: £750.00

Publisher: St Paul's Churchyard; Buckingham and Stowe, J. & F. Rivington; B. Seeley & T. Hodginkson: 1773

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 015334

Condition: Good


A New Edition. Engraved folding frontispiece, slightly worn at the folds and margins, plates I - VI, an un-numbered plate (Temple of Concord etc), plate VIII, another un-numbered plate (Gothic Temple etc), plate XI, plus 7 plans, a large folding plan of the house and a large folding elevation, some age-toning and a little wear and foxing throughout, full contemporary calf, rebacked at some time with the remains of the original spine laid down, a little marking and wear but still an attractive copy. With the bookplate of Rosemary Verey, and also the early book label of Ann Portman. [Most copies... View more info

Image for Facts and Observations Relative to Sheep, Wool, Ploughs, and Oxen: in which the importance of improving the short-wooled breeds of sheep, by a mixture of the merino blood, is demonstrated from actual practice:

Facts and Observations Relative to Sheep, Wool, Ploughs, and Oxen: in which the importance of improving the short-wooled breeds of sheep, by a mixture of the merino blood, is demonstrated from actual practice:

By: Somerville, John, Lord

Price: £265.00

Publisher: London, John Harding: 1809

Edition: Third edition

Seller ID: 015725

Condition: Very Good


Third edition, enlarged. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and eight engraved plates (of which three are folding), one plate is slightly shaved by the binder, octavo, pp 6, 256, + a 36 page publisher's catalogue of new books on agriculture, a very slight suggestion of foxing to the plates, but overall an extremely clean copy internally, contemporary half calf and marbled boards, slightly rubbed. From the Lloyd family of Rhagatt in Denbighshire, with the small trimmed book label of E. Lloyd on the front endpaper and his signature on the title page, and the armorial bookplte of Edward O... 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 marbled boards, rubbed, spine head a little pulled. View more info

Image for Florae Halensis, Tentamen Novum. + Mantissa Prima Florae Halensis, audita Novarum Plantarum Centuria

Florae Halensis, Tentamen Novum. + Mantissa Prima Florae Halensis, audita Novarum Plantarum Centuria

By: Sprengel, Kurt

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Halae Saxonum, C.A. Kummel: 1806

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014854

Condition: Good


[1806 - 1807]. 12mo, [measures 170mm x 105mm], pp xvi, 420; 58, with 12 engraved plates, some age-toning and foxing throughout, but otherwise very tight and sound, bound in a twentieth century full calf, marbled endpapers. RARE. [ With the bookplate of Kenneth Lazenby, a founding member of The Apine Garden Society.] View more info

Image for A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, by Mr Yorick  (Two Volumes)

A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, by Mr Yorick (Two Volumes)

By: Sterne, Laurence

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, A. Millar & J. Hodges: 1782

Seller ID: 008641

Condition: Fair


Two volumes, 12mo, pp 159; 159, a little aging and dustiness throughout, the first volume contains an early and probably contemporary indistinct signature on the front endpaper, and also the signature of Michael Maguire, 1955. Contemporary full calf, rubbed, spines rather worn and lacking the morocco title-labels, joints cracked, upper cover of volume one detached. View more info

Image for Oeuvres Completes de Tacite. Tome II seulement. (Volume II only)

Oeuvres Completes de Tacite. Tome II seulement. (Volume II only)

By: Tacitus, Publius Cornelius (edited by Burnouf, J.L.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Paris, L. Hachette: 1828

Seller ID: 012129

Condition: Good


Traduction nouvelle avec le texte en regard, des variants et des notes. Librairie Classique de L. Hachette, Paris, 1828. Octavo, pp 558, (ii), some age-toning and foxing throughout, page 555/556 creased, but otherwise sound and tight internally, slight water-staining to the upper margin of the first forty pages, a neat contemporary signature of the original owner on the title page - Ch. Bouchet, Paris 1838 - a tiny booksellers stamp on the front endpaper - Henrion a Vendome - contemporary calf and marbled boards, rubbed and dull, with loss of the surface. View more info

Image for The Seasons.  A new edition, to which is prefixed an essay on the plan and character of the poem

The Seasons. A new edition, to which is prefixed an essay on the plan and character of the poem

By: Thomson, James (essay by J. Aiken)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London,

Seller ID: 013903

Condition: Fine


Probably the edition of 1778. [LACKING THE TITLE PAGE and anything before page iii.]. Octavo, pp xlvi, 256, with an engraved frontispiece (a bit stained) and 7 engraved plates, some offsetting of plate on to the opposing page, some neat contemporary marginal notes in both ink and pencil, an early owner's stamp on page (iii), also repeated on the upper cover, lacking the front endpaper, full contemporary calf, marked and a bit worn but sound, lacking tiny portions of the spine at head and tail. The plate of Summer is neatly partially coloured. View more info

Image for New Guide to Health, or Botanic Family Physician, containing a complete system of practice upon a plan entirely new; with a description of the vegetables made use of, and directions for preparing and administering them to cure disease. To which is added a

New Guide to Health, or Botanic Family Physician, containing a complete system of practice upon a plan entirely new; with a description of the vegetables made use of, and directions for preparing and administering them to cure disease. To which is added a

By: Thomson, Samuel

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Columbus, Horton Howard: 1827

Edition: Fourth edition

Seller ID: 015065

Condition: Fair


Fourth edition. Portrait frontispiece (frayed at the bottom edge), 12mo, pp 115, (1),(ii), very heavy foxing throughout, lacking a lower part of the front endpaper . Original marbled boards, rubbed and a bit worn, later rebacked with calf spine and red leather label. A delightfully individual copy, as the endpapers contain many contemporary notes for 'Improved Bathing Drops', 'Bitters', and a 'Cure for Drunkeness'. Also loosely inserted are various manuscript additions : 'Mr Fothergill's Recipe for the Rheumatism', a recipe for hurts or contusions of the legs, 'Directions for Using Mudge's Inh... View more info

Image for Fabulous Histories Designed for the Instruction of Children Respecting Their Treatment of Animals.

Fabulous Histories Designed for the Instruction of Children Respecting Their Treatment of Animals.

By: Trimmer (Mrs)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, 1808

Seller ID: 000152

Condition: Good


Eighth edition. Small 8vo, pp 172, a little wear, one determined wormhole throughout which only really affects the text for about the first 15 pages or so, contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked with new simple brown calf spine, morocco label reading 'Animal Histories'. View more info

Image for De Graminibus Paniceis. Dissertatio Botanico Altera.

De Graminibus Paniceis. Dissertatio Botanico Altera.

By: Trinius, C.B. & Ruprecht, F.J.

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Leningrad, 1826

Seller ID: 000008

Condition: Very Good


8vo, pp 289,(i), + errata leaf, a very clean copy in 20th century buckram. RARE. ( C.E. Hubbard's copy) . AN ESSENTIAL EARLY GRASS TAXONOMY WORK. View more info

Fundamenta Agrostographiae Sive Theoria Constructionis Floris Graminei Adjecta Synopsis Genera Graminum.

By: Trinius, C.B. & Ruprecht, F.J.

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Vienna, Heubner: 1820

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000007

Condition: Very Good


3 folding engraved plates, 8vo, pp x,214,(6) + errata leaf, very slight foxing, else internally a very good copy in slightly later quarter calf and boards, morocco labels, slightly rubbed and marked. (C.E. HUBBARD'S COPY). RARE. AN ESSENTIAL EARLY GRASS TAXONOMY WORK. View more info

Flora Svecica {Suecica} enumerans plantas sveciae indigenas. Volume 1 only

By: WAHLENBERG, Georgio

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Upsaliae, Palmblad & C.: 1831

Seller ID: 005684


Volume 1 ONLY ( of two ). The revised second edition. 8vo, pp xcviii, 443, a little foxing and browning, but a good sound copy in slightly rubbed contemporary quarter leather and marbled boards. A neat signature and inscription, dated 1861, on the front endpapers. View more info

Image for Flora lapponica exhibens plantas geographice et botanice consideratas, in Lapponiis suecicis Svecicis scilicet Umensi, Pitensi, Lulensi, Tornensi et Kemensi, nec non Lapponiis norvegicis scilicet Nordlandia et Finmarkia utraque indigenas, et itineribus an

Flora lapponica exhibens plantas geographice et botanice consideratas, in Lapponiis suecicis Svecicis scilicet Umensi, Pitensi, Lulensi, Tornensi et Kemensi, nec non Lapponiis norvegicis scilicet Nordlandia et Finmarkia utraque indigenas, et itineribus an

By: Wahlenberg, Georgio

Price: £395.00

Publisher: Berlin, In Taberna Librairia Scholal Realin: 1812

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015591

Condition: Very Good


[Latin text]. Octavo, with a large folding map, hand-coloured in outline. a folding table, (neatly repared at an early date), 30 copper engraved plates, (not bound in order), pp liv, 550, a little age-toned but very firm and sound, bound in a twentieth century half calf and marbled boards, very slightly scuffed. [ "A fundamental work in plant geography" - Stafleu & Cowan. From the library of the nurseryman Will Ingwersen, with his bookplate on the front endpaper. This also contains the signature of Joannes Fraser, and many neat manuscript annotations and corrections throughout the te... View more info

Image for The gardeners pocket-calendar on a new plan, alphabetically arranged. With the necessary directions for keeping a garden, in proper order, at small expense, & for raising flowers, in every month of the year. Also for cultivating vegetables, for the use of

The gardeners pocket-calendar on a new plan, alphabetically arranged. With the necessary directions for keeping a garden, in proper order, at small expense, & for raising flowers, in every month of the year. Also for cultivating vegetables, for the use of

By: Weston, Richard

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, G. Kearsley, at Johnson's Head in Fleet Street: 1789

Seller ID: 014961

Condition: Very Good


Fourth edition. 12mo, (measires 168mm x 105mm), pp xii, 5 - 164, uncut and unopened, hinge at pages 32/33 cracked but sound, otherwise extremely clean internally, original grey paper covers, slightly marked and soiled. An outstanding copy - unpressed and in its original state - of a very scarce book. As this was a book designed solely for almost daily use by working gardeners, a copy in this condition is a remarkable survival. [Blanche Henrey 1489. "Weston appears to have had an excellent knowledge of nursery gardening and nurseryman's sales catalogues. The book was originally written ... View more info

Image for Tracts on Practical Agriculture & Gardening. Particularly addressed to Gentlemen-Farmers in Great-Britain. With several useful Improvements in Stoves and Green-Houses. A Chronological Catalogue of English Authors on Agriculture, Botany, Gardening etc

Tracts on Practical Agriculture & Gardening. Particularly addressed to Gentlemen-Farmers in Great-Britain. With several useful Improvements in Stoves and Green-Houses. A Chronological Catalogue of English Authors on Agriculture, Botany, Gardening etc

By: Weston, Richard

Price: £900.00

Publisher: London, S. Hooper, 25 Ludgate-Hill: 1773

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 015679

Condition: Good


Second edition, greatly improved. Illustrated with one plate (foxed), octavo, pp xxxii, 298, (2), 136, slight age-toning and blemishes, heavier spotting and foxing between pages 77 and 98, (possibly caused by the different paper of the plate ?), otherwise very sound and tight, contemporary half calf and marbled boards, rubbed and slightly worn, rebacked at some point with the old spine laid down, the spine noe slightly worn at head and foot. With armorial bookplate of Peter Clutterbuck, and a slightly odd offset on the facing blank. RARE. [Weston was originally a thread-hosier of Leicester, b... View more info

Image for The Complete Grazier: or, Gentleman and Farmer's Directory. Containing the best instructions for buying, breeding and feeding cattle, sheep and hogs, and for suckling lambs. A description of the particular symptoms, commonly attending the various distempe

The Complete Grazier: or, Gentleman and Farmer's Directory. Containing the best instructions for buying, breeding and feeding cattle, sheep and hogs, and for suckling lambs. A description of the particular symptoms, commonly attending the various distempe

By: Written by a Country Gentleman, and originally designed for private use

Price: £225.00

Publisher: Opposite Burlington House, in Picadilly, London, J. Almon: 1767

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 015005

Condition: Good


Second edition. 12mo, two-page publisher's list, half-title, title page, xii, 252, slight age-toning but exceptionally clean and tight internally, endpapers unevenly browned, full contemporary calf, spine with raised bands and morocco label, joints cracking but firm, upper cover with a long scuff-mark, but still a good copy with a pleasant patina. SCARCE. [With the "bear" bookplate of Joseph Berens]. View more info

Image for The Memoirs of That Great Favourite Cardinal Woolsey; with Remarks on His Rise and Fall; and Other Secret Transactions of His Ministry in Church and State. Together with a Memorial Presented to Queen Elizabeth, By William Cecil, Lord Burleigh. [Wolsey]

The Memoirs of That Great Favourite Cardinal Woolsey; with Remarks on His Rise and Fall; and Other Secret Transactions of His Ministry in Church and State. Together with a Memorial Presented to Queen Elizabeth, By William Cecil, Lord Burleigh. [Wolsey]

By: [Cardinal Wolsey] [Cavendish]

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, B. Bragg at the Blew-ball: 1706

Seller ID: 000123

Condition: Fair


Small octavo, half-title, titlepage, pp (4), 230, (ii), a little browning and foxing, chafe marks to top and bottom edge of pages with loss of corners, (not affecting text), endpapers a bit marked and stained, neat pencilled notes on front endpaper, contemporary speckled calf, rubbed and a bit worn, lacking most of the spine. RARE. View more info

Image for Certain Ancient Tracts Concerning the Management  of Landed Property Reprinted

Certain Ancient Tracts Concerning the Management of Landed Property Reprinted

By: [Vansittart, Robert - editor]

Price: £150.00

Publisher: At the Cross-Keys, over against St Dunstans Church, C. Bathurst & J. Newbery: 1767

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015567

Condition: Very Good


Octavo, pp (2), 82; viii, 120; viii, 100, a little age-toning and occasional marking throughout, the last few pages lightly stained, bound in a fairly recent green half calf, the spine faded. RARE. [Consists of reprints of three rare early works :Gentian Hervet's translation of Xenophon's "Treatise of the Householde" (1534), and two works by Sir Anthony Fitzherbert : " Boke of Husbandry" (1534) and "Surveyinge" (1539).] View more info