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THE COMPLETE LETTER-WRITER
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THE COMPLETE LETTER-WRITER

by [LETTER WRITER].

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FIRST EDITION.
Published
1794
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Oblong 4to, pp. [iv], 268; work printed in three columns, in French, Italian & English through; first two leaves with piece missing at head, with the loss of two letters from title; damp stain to second half of work, and some foxing in places throughout; uncut in the original publisher's wrappers, rather worn with some loss. A neatly produced letter-writer arranged… Read more about this item
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DESCRIPTIVE PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT BY HER MAJESTY.
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DESCRIPTIVE PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT BY HER MAJESTY.

by [OPENING OF PARLIAMENT].

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c. 1860
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Wood-engraved single sheet panorama in four strips (565 x 450 mm), crudely coloured and folded, with title at top left, some splitting to joints; in the original green publisher's wrapper, titled in black, lower wrapper lacking, some chipping to edges and lightly dust-soiled, but a remarkable survival nonetheless. Rare panorama depicting the State Opening of Parliament, likely sold on the day… Read more about this item
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ULRICH
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ULRICH

by HAHN-HAHN, Countess Ida von.

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FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH.
Published
1845
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Two volumes bound in one, 12mo, pp. xi, 12-254; 3-266; without the half title in the second volume; some minor foxing in places; bound in contemporary dark blue half calf over marbled boards, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, bounds and extremities lightly rubbed, but overall a very good copy, with the contemporary ownership signature's of Augusta Cameron de Lacy… Read more about this item
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A BIG STAKE.
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A BIG STAKE.

by JOCELYN, Ada Maria, nee Jenyns.

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FIRST EDITION.
Published
1892
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Three volumes, 8vo, pp. [viii], 263, [1]; [viii], 256; [viii], 226, [1] blank, [1] imprint, 16 advertisements; apart from a few minor marks, a clean copy throughout; bound in the original red publisher's cloth, spine and upper board lettered in gilt and black, spines lightly sunned, and some rubbing to extremities, with the printed purple label of 'W.H. Smith &… Read more about this item
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THE QUICKEST GUIDE TO BREAKFAST, DINNER & SUPPER
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THE QUICKEST GUIDE TO BREAKFAST, DINNER & SUPPER

by [PARKER, Gertrude].

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1885
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Oblong 8vo, pp. 85, [3]; printed advertisement on endpapers; original decorative tinted lithograph boards, worn on spine and corners. A handy reference guide for those with a cook at hand to make their chosen dishes, each of which have a one line précis of ingredients and preparation as an aide-mémoire. 'The object of this book is to enable those ordering meals… Read more about this item
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PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM
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PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM

by COULTHURST, Mary Amelia.

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1870s
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4to, 40 original mounted albumen photographs, several of which full-plate (measuring from 110 x 80 up to 200 x 284 mm), mostly with captions in ink on the mounts, and four mounted pen and ink drawings of the interior of the yacht Medea; occasional light spotting to mounts; contemporary green half morocco over cloth-covered boards by Stockley of Bond Street,… Read more about this item
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THE STATUTES OF NEW ZEALAND:
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THE STATUTES OF NEW ZEALAND:

by [VOTES FOR WOMEN].

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1893
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FIRST EDITION. 4to, pp. viii, 539, [1] blank; light foxing to title and a few minor spots in places, but otherwise clean throughout; in contemporary cloth, spine lettered in gilt, expertly recased, spine and boards rather sunned, back board creased along centre; with the contemporary ownership stamps of 'Hampden Borough Council' at head of title and front free endpaper; a very… Read more about this item
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LADIES’ ALBUM FOR THE WORK TABLE; or Gift Book for 1849, containing new and elegant designs in crochet work, with a few words of advice on the choice of sewing and netting materials. By Madm. Dufour, Editress of the Work Table Department of “The Lady’s Newspaper”.
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FIRST EDITION. Oblong 8vo, [200 x 188mm], pp. 23, [1] 'Index'; six lithograph illustrations printed in different colours; original ivory coloured wrappers decorated and titled in gilt. Dufour published her work as a way of answering the numerous enquiries submitted to her weekly column for the Lady's Newspaper and Pictorial Times. Clearly designed to capitalise on the still popular 'Annuals' market… Read more about this item
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A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN: with strictures on political and moral subjects…

A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN: with strictures on political and moral subjects…

by WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary.

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1793
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FIRST DUBLIN EDITION. 8vo, pp. xvi, 256; some browning to the head of the leaves, a worm track affecting the lower margin of the final gathering just touching a couple of letters; contemporary mottled calf, chipping to upper joint and affecting the gilt red morocco lettering piece, but still a good copy inspite of the faults. Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the… Read more about this item
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AN ALPHABET. Allegorical & Alliterative & Amusing. L. J. H. Artistical Arranger. Appreciable at All Ages.
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AN ALPHABET. Allegorical & Alliterative & Amusing. L. J. H. Artistical Arranger. Appreciable at All Ages.

by [ABC]. [HILL, Louisa Jane].

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1871
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FIRST EDITION. Oblong 4to, pp. [28], entirely lithographic, title printed in red; a few minor marginal tears, lightly spotted or browned in places; original publisher's red half morocco over printed boards, front cover repeating title; extremities worn and spine rebacked. A rare and well drawn nonsense alphabet ranging from Alderman Artichoke to Zedekiah Zigzag. The verso of the title-page reads as follows:… Read more about this item
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WILLY’S BOOK OF BIRDS by Mrs. Mackie.
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WILLY’S BOOK OF BIRDS by Mrs. Mackie.

by MACKIE, Susan Arabella, neé WALBANK.

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1860
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FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. [iv], 44; hand coloured lithograph frontispiece, engraved title and 14 engraved plates, all coloured by hand; some light foxing in places, but generally clean throughout; bound in the original green blindstamped publisher's cloth, upper board lettered in gilt within a decorative gilt border, some darkening to spine and light sunning to boards, but not detracting from… Read more about this item
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THE BROKEN ARM; A National School Story. Part I [-II].
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THE BROKEN ARM; A National School Story. Part I [-II].

by [SARGANT, Jane Alice].

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1849
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Two parts, 12mo, pp. 124, [1] imprint, [1] blank; 236, [1] advert, [1] blank; with engraved frontispiece and several engravings throughout the text in both parts; bound in the original blind stamped limp publisher's cloth, Part 1 in burgundy cloth, Part 2 in blue, both with title lettered in gilt to upper cloth, lightly sunned and some fraying to edges,… Read more about this item
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TWO HANDKERCHIEFS COMMEMORATING QUEEN VICTORIA’S DIAMOND JUBILEE.
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TWO HANDKERCHIEFS COMMEMORATING QUEEN VICTORIA’S DIAMOND JUBILEE.

by [COMMEMORATIVE HANDKERCHIEFS]

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1897
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Lithographs on linen, [each approx. 34 x 34 cm]; some minor marking, bit overall very good examples. A pair of commemorative handkerchiefs illustrating the progress attained during Queen Victoria's Reign. A rather interesting juxtaposition of contrasting achievements is displayed by the artist. The designs include a central medallion portrait of the queen in 1837 and 1897, surrounding this are examples chosen… Read more about this item
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ORIGINAL DRAWING EXERCISE BOOK, belonging to the 10 year old Maria Adelaide Mairis (1829-1853).
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ORIGINAL DRAWING EXERCISE BOOK, belonging to the 10 year old Maria Adelaide Mairis (1829-1853).

by MAIRIS, Maria Adelaide.

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1839
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Small oblong folio [24 x 18 cm], 12 leaves with pencil drawing, one with a sepia wash; original marbled wrappers with a trade label on the upper cover [see below]. Maria Adelaide Mairis would have been ten years old when she started her drawing book in 1839 and appears to have used one of Samuel Prout's copy books as her model.… Read more about this item
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LADY CULLUM’S PUZZLE HEARTS.

LADY CULLUM’S PUZZLE HEARTS.

by [LATHBURY, Ellenor Jane].

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1830
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Three delicately cut paper hearts (in green, pink and gold) loosely inserted in to folded paper pocket, titled as above. A souvenir of the Bury Charity Fair held at Bury St Edmunds in 1830. Lady Ann Cullum (1807-1875) of Hardwick House in Suffolk was clearly producing clever scissors work with coloured paper some of the examples were then no doubt… Read more about this item
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THE NEW LETTER WRITER or Art of Polite Correspondence: Embracing letters on Love, Courtship, Marriage, &c.

THE NEW LETTER WRITER or Art of Polite Correspondence: Embracing letters on Love, Courtship, Marriage, &c.

by [LETTER-WRITING].

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[c. 1860]
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12mo, pp. 12; stitched as issued in the original blue printed wrappers with woodcut on upper panel, minor chipping at head of upper wrapper, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of this rare 'Letter writer' published in the coastal town of Devonport. Examples of letters are included 'From a servant-man to his Sweetheart'; 'From a Gentleman to a widow'; 'From… Read more about this item
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THE POLITE PRECEPTOR; or, improving Moralist. Consisting of a choice collection of relations, visions, allegories, and moral essays. Selected from the most eminent English authors. Compiled at the request of a noble lady, and designed for the use of Schools.
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FIRST EDITION. 12mo, pp. [4], viii, [4], 247; with the contemporary ownership signature of one "Ann Boult" on half-title and title-pages; full contemporary blind-ruled calf, rubbed and worn with spine ends chipped away and corners showing; the spine in six compartments with raised bands, the leather flaking; the joints and hinges cracked and tender, with boards holding by threads only;… Read more about this item
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A GLIMPSE OF ORIENTAL NATURE, Pictures and Verses, by a Lady. With Preface, by the Rev. G.R. Gleig, Chaplain General to Her Majesty’s Forces.
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A GLIMPSE OF ORIENTAL NATURE, Pictures and Verses, by a Lady. With Preface, by the Rev. G.R. Gleig, Chaplain General to Her Majesty’s Forces.

by [WARD, Miss].

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1866
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FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. 8vo, [22.5 x 18.3 cm], 25 leaves, with 22 chromolithograph and hand-coloured plates, including a decorative title with additional gold printing, a coloured dedication and three leaves of letterpress including a printed title, preface and contents; some occasional marks; original decorated blue cloth with a gilt panel design, gilt edges, expertly recased, somewhat rubbed in places,… Read more about this item
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Principi di filosofia Cristiana
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Principi di filosofia Cristiana

by BERETTA, Francesco.

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1730
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FIRST EDITION. 4to, pp. xxxxiv, 466, [16] index and errata, [1] colophon, [1] blank; in contemporary vellum, title in ink on spine; a very good copy. Rare first edition of this unusual work on Christian marriage by the prolific Udinese writer Francesco Beretta (1678-1768). Beretta discusses the aims of marriage, before examining its social effects and benefits, and describing the various… Read more about this item
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THE SCHOOL OF WISDOM AND ARTS

THE SCHOOL OF WISDOM AND ARTS

by [LADY & GENTLEMAN’S POCKET GUIDE].

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1783
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FIRST BERWICK EDITION. 12mo, pp. iv, 5-339, [1] blank, viii contents; a little browned in places, but generally clean throughout; in recent half sheep over marbled boards, spine with red morocco label lettered in gilt. Scarce Berwick printing of this appealing lady and gentleman's pocket guide on subjects such as the human body, astronomy, oratory, morality, nations, animals, painting gilding to… Read more about this item
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