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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good+
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London: G.H. Davidson, 1846. [8], 63pp, [1], plates. Original publishers cloth, gilt floral decoration to spine, upper cover with gilt frame with volute and flower corner pieces with inner floral wreath surrounding the title, lower cover replicates the pattern but is in blind, a.e.g., primrose endpapers. Spine faded, some minor discolouring to covers, especially towards fore-edges, a few small ink spots. Internally some minor cracking to inner hinges, the frontispiece is lightly foxed to margins with a semi-circular water stain to margin, some light browning and minor foxing, but generally bright and clean. Binding by Burn, with their ticket to rear pastedown. With a lithographic frontispiece, hand-coloured engraved map and twenty tissue-guarded hand-coloured aquatint views as called for. Probably a second issue, with the first Ryde plate being titled Ryde I, see Abbey Scenery 352 (though here in green cloth and not red). First Edition. Hardback. Good+. Illus. by Roberts, Percy After Calvert, F.. 4to.

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Book condition: Good+
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London: Edward Moxon, 1837. ix, [3], 306pp, [2]. Later crushed morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, remaining panels with small central roundel surrounded by fleurons on a seme dot background within a dotted scalloped border, covers with single fillet border, large corner pieces with a roundel, fleurons and drawer handle tools on a seme dot background, gilt rule to edges, inner edges with corner decorations of a roundel and fleurons, t.e.g. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, light foxing to endpapers and edges of text block, text fairly bright and clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedown. With engravings after Turner apparently in 'proof' state. Binding by H. Wood for Bumpus. An attractive copy. Reprint. Full Morocco. Good+. 8vo.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good+
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London: John Fairburn, 1822. xxiv, 489pp, [3], plates. Original boards, original paper label to spine, untrimmed. Rebacked (almost invisibly), with old label laid down. Label slightly chipped, boards rubbed, corners and edges bumped, front inner joint with paper repair, internally quite bright and clean, complete with the half-title and the 'To the Binders' leaf at the rear. With a hand-coloured frontispiece and twenty hand-coloured engravings by George Cruikshank. First edition, first issue, large-paper copy, the Albert M. Cohn copy with his bookplate and an initialled typed note to front pastedown, now housed in a cloth chemise and a full morocco pull off top box by Riviere, with raised bands and gilt to spine and sides, which is slightly rubbed and darkened to extremities. According to Cohn's note, "This copy is one of the very few that were first bound up in this manner by the publishers from the parts. It contains the very rare unnumbered leaf 'To the Binder' at the end. The volu ... Read more

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Works - Thirty-Four Volumes

Carlyle, Thomas

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Book condition: Good+
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London: Chapman and Hall Thirty-four volumes complete, n.d. c. 1888 - Volumes One to Ten - 'History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great', viii, 458pp; viii, 490pp; vii, [1], 424pp; viii, 407pp, [1]; viii, 441pp, [1]; viii, 453pp, [1]; vii, [1], 409pp, [1]; vii, [1], 393pp, [1]; vii, [1], 445pp, [1]; viii, 392pp; Volumes Eleven to Fifteen - 'Cromwell's Letters', xvi, 339pp, [1]; xi, [1], 344pp; xi, [1], 325pp, [1]; xi, [1], 311pp, [1]; viii, 320pp; Volumes Sixteen to Eighteen - 'Translations From the German', xvi, 351pp, [1]; [8], 344pp; [8], 419pp, [1]; Volumes Nineteen to Twenty-Four - 'Essays', [6], 412pp; [6], 416pp; [6], 405pp, [1]; [6], 460pp; [6], 444pp; [6], 423pp, [1]; Volumes Twenty-Five to Twenty-Seven - 'French Revolution', ix, [1], 359pp, [1]; [8], 378pp; vii, 440pp; Volume Twenty-Eight - 'Past and Present', vii, [1], 387pp, [1]; Volume Twenty-Nine - 'Sartor Resartus', vi, 308pp; Volume Thirty - 'Latter-Day Pamphle ... Read more

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The Nursery Alice

Carroll, Lewis; [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge]

  • Edition: Second (First Published) Edition
  • Book condition: Good
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London: Macmillan and Co., 1890. [12], 56pp, [8], original quarter cloth and decorated boards, the upper cover with a pictorial design in colour of Alice asleep and dreaming beneath a tree, signed 'E.G. Thomson', the lower cover with a picture of the March Hare in the centre, and the initials 'E.G.T.'. Cloth to spine repaired, with small splits to head of upper joint, corners bumped with small amounts of loss, slightly rubbed with very light soiling. Internally very lightly browned, lacking tissue guard to frontispiece, but generally clean and fairly bright. Now housed in a black buckram chemise and slipcase, with title and author in gilt to spine. Inscribed by Carroll, in his usual purple ink to half title, being one of one hundred presentation copies (see Williams, Madan, Green and Crutch, page 162), 'For Nina from the author, Mar. 25 1890'. Nina was apparently Nina 'Ninty' Eschwege, who later married Herbert Haviland Field. This "second (first published) edition appears to differ from the first only in the ... Read more

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Book condition: Very Good
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London: Macmillan and Co., 1873. Three volumes - 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', [8], 192pp, (1875); 'Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There', [12], 224pp, [4], (1873) and 'Rhyme? And Reason?', xii, 214pp, [10],(1897). Recently rebound in uniform full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, author to fourth, bands bordered with gilt single rule, covers with gilt single fillet border, the two Alice books with central gilt device to upper and lower covers, gilt rules to inner dentelles, a.e.g. Externally fine, internally some very light browning / foxing, previous owners name to half-titles, but generally quite bright and clean. Now all housed in a velvet lined cloth slipcase. Reprint. Full Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Tenniel, John. 12mo.

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The Nursery Alice

Carroll, Lewis; [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge]

  • Edition: Second (First Published) Edition
  • Book condition: Good
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London: Macmillan and Co., 1890. [12], 56pp, [8], original quarter cloth and decorated boards, the upper cover with a pictorial design in colour of Alice asleep and dreaming beneath a tree, signed 'E.G. Thomson', the lower cover with a picture of the March Hare in the centre, and the initials 'E.G.T.' Cloth to spine with minor repairs and small amount of loss towards foot of spine, slightly frayed to spine ends, corners bumped with some loss to paper covering and boards, boards worn with light marking, some scraping, especially to lower board, lightly browned, inner joints slightly weak and slightly shaken. Internally very lightly browned, endpapers browned, tissue guard to frontispiece foxed, a few page corners slightly creased, but generally clean and fairly bright. Now housed in a red cloth chemise and leather backed slip case, raised bands, spine in six panels with title to second panel and author to fourth, remaining panels with central flower device. Inscribed by Carroll, in his usual purple ink to half ... Read more

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good+
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London: C. And J. Rivington, 1827. viii, 392pp, full calf, semi-raised wide bands, spine divided into five panels, title in gilt to second panel, blind stamped bishops mitre to first panel, blind stamped cross to third and fourth, and crown and initial device to fifth, covers with central crown and initial device in gilt framed by triple fillet and volute corner pieces in blind, surrounded by flower and leaf roll in blind, with gilt single fillet border, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, a.e.g. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, small white spot to fourth panel of spine, internally some very occasional light spotting and browning, but generally clean. From the library of Earl Eldon, with his name and bookplate to reverse of front endpaper. First Edition. Full Calf. Good+. 8vo.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good+
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No Place: No Publisher, 1860. Single-sided silk printing, approximately 220mm x 315mm in size. Very slightly soiled and creased minor fraying to top edge, generally in good order. Celebrating the twenty-first birthday of Robert Eadon Leader with a dinner at the Black Swan Hotel. With an attractive vignette of a printing press to head of the decorative frame, which exemplifies his and his family's trade as he was the son of Robert Leader, who was the proprietor of the Sheffield and Rotherham Independent, and he himself was a journalist who published many books on the history of Sheffield. First Edition. Unbound. Good+. Folio. Silk Printing.

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  • Edition: Seventh Edition
  • Book condition: Good+
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Londini (London): Geor. Bishop, 1602. Collation [a]6, b-c6, A-Nnn6, Ooo4, Ppp-Ttt6, Uuu8. Rebound in modern full calf by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, remaining panels with central blind stamped lozenge and volute corner pieces, covers with repeating lozenge tool inside a diaper pattern, bordered with a double fillet, framed by a wide foliate border, which is bordered by a dog-tooth roll, all in blind. Foliate roll to inner dentelles in blind, curl pattern marbled endpapers. Externally near fine. Internally the title has sellotape staining to head of page catching engraved border and all along the fore-edge, slightly chipped to edges, as is the 'progenie' leaf. Some light browning, some water staining to top margin of the first three signatures, usually light, once or twice heavier, but generally unobtrusive, small hole to bottom margin of Ff1, bottom corner torn away to Ggg6 (not affecting text). The scarcer variant issue with the 'Geor. Bis ... Read more

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The Canterbury Tales

Chaucer, Geoffrey

  • Edition: First Thus
  • Book condition: Very Good
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London: Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, 1913. Three volumes complete - Volume One - x, 235pp, [5]; Volume Two - x, 217pp, [5] and Volume Three - x, 183pp, [5]. Original full vellum in DJ's, gilt title to spines and upper covers, t.e.g. DJ spines faded, with ink number (as issued?) to spines. Hint of foxing to fore-edge of text block, otherwise bright and clean. With thirty-six colour, full-page, tissue-guarded, tipped in illustrations by W. Russell Flint (twelve in each volume) as called for. Limited edition of five hundred copies, this being copy one hundred and eighty eight (as per the number on the spines of the DJ's). An attractive set. First Thus. Full Vellum. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Flint, W. Russell. 4to. Limited Edition.

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Partners in Crime

Christie, Agatha

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good+
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London: W. Collins Sons and Co., 1929. 251pp, [5], rebound in modern quarter morocco and cloth, raised bands, spine in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, author label to fourth, bands bordered by gilt single rules. Externally very good indeed, internally the text is often lightly foxed, but generally clean. First Edition. Quarter Morocco and Cloth. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo.

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London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria

Churchill, Winston S.

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. xiv, 498pp, 32pp. Rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, calf title label to second panel, author label to fourth, covers with gilt single fillet border, upper cover with Churchill's signature in gilt to foot, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Externally fine, half-title with previous owners name to head, small closed tear to gutter, half-title and title lightly foxed, some light foxing to margins, but generally clean. Woods A4. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. 12mo.

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Poems

Clough, Arthur Hugh

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good+
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Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1862. xxvii, [1], 259pp, [1], 16pp ads. Rebound in later half-morocco and cloth, raised double bands, spine in five panels, title in gilt to second panel, remaining panels with small flower head corner pieces and alternating centre pieces, unusual square corner pieces (rather than triangle), with double fillet frame and flower head corner pieces, t.e.g., marbled endpapers, original cloth covers bound in to rear. Minor rubbing to extremities, spine slightly faded, some light foxing to first few pages, lightly browned, but generally clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedown. Binding is by Birdsall of Northampton. First Edition. Half Morocco and Cloth. Good+. 12mo.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good+
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London: W. Wright, 1820. viii, 318pp, plates. Later full calf by Riviere and Son, raised bands, spine in six panels, title label to second panel, contrasting author label to third, remaining panels gilt with leafy stem corner pieces with a central flower surrounded by small roundel, flower heads and crosses, covers with double fillet bordering a leafy stem roll, gilt double fillet to edges, gilt roll to inner edges, t.e.g., with marbled endpapers. Outer joints rubbed, slightly cracking but holding well, occasional light spotting internally, but generally quite bright and clean. Previous owners bookplate to front marbled pastedown (Cyril Lockett). Complete with eighteen coloured aquatints by Charles Williams. One of many Syntax imitations, but Abbey does note that the "text might conceivably be genuinely by Combe". Williams is described by Houfe as "a follower and copyist of James Gillray" (Houfe page 348). Tooley 432, Prideaux, page 357 and Abbey Travel 109. First Edition. Full Calf. Good ... Read more

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The Dance of Life

[Combe, William]

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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London: R. Ackermann, 1817. [2], ii, ii, 285pp, [3]. Modern full morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, illustrator to third, remaining panels with urn centrepiece and volute corner pieces, covers with double fillet border and single fillet frame, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Externally very good indeed, with very slight tarnishing to gilt at foot of spine. Internally the page edges are lightly browned, one or two spots of foxing, but generally fairly bright and clean. Previous owners book label to front marbled endpaper. Complete with twenty-six colour aquatints by Rowlandson, with the original wrapper of one part bound in to the front and the rear wrapper bound in at the rear and with the advertisement leaf. Rowlandson Grolier Exhibition Catalogue 38, Tooley 410, Abbey Life 264. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. Illus. by Rowlandson, Thomas. 8vo.

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  • Edition: First Edition
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London: R. Ackermann, 1822. [2], 267pp, [1]. Later full calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, contrasting morocco author / illustrator label to third, remaining panels with leaf corner pieces and central flower head tool in gilt, covers with triple fillet border and flower head corner pieces, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Very minor rubbing to extremities, minor scuff to upper cover, internally some light soiling to text, plate margins lightly damp stained, but generally in good order. With twenty-four colour plates with later tissue guards, lacks 'warning' slip as usual. Tooley 413, Grolier Rowlandson Catalogue 48, Abbey Life 268 (in parts). First Edition. Full Calf. Good+. Illus. by Rowlandson, Thomas. 8vo.

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Wood Engravings By Gertrude Hermes Being Illustrations to Selborne with Extracts from Gilbert White

Condry, William (Introduction); Hermes, Gertrude; White Gilbert

Newtown: Gwasg Gregynog, 1988. x, 30pp, quarter cloth and paper over boards, author and title in gilt to spine, bright and clean. With six wood engravings by Hermes. One of two hundred and forty copies, this being number one hundred and ninety-three. Esslemont and Hughes 19. First Edition. Quarter Cloth and Boards. Very Good+/No Jacket (as Issued). Illus. by Hermes, Gertrude. Folio. Private Press.

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The Task

Cowper, William

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Book condition: Good
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London: John Sharpe, 1825. [8], 220pp. Full stamped calf, raised flat bands, spine in four panels, with title to second panel, author to third, other two panels gilt, covers with stamped panel, with volute and fern headcorner and side pieces, all edges marbled with marbled endpapers. Rubbed to extremities, small split to foot of front outer joint but holding well. Some light browning internally, occasional spotting, engravings browned to edges, previous owner's name to ffep, Bourn booksellers ticker to front pastedown. Reprint. Full Calf. Good. 24mo.

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The Village

Crabbe, George

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good
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London: J. Dodsley, 1783. [4], 38pp, [2]. Stitched as issued, now housed in a card chemise and a cloth drop back box, with title in gilt to spine. Bottom stitch broken, associated tear to half-title and title, half-title lightly foxed, rear blank lightly foxed and browned, corners chipped and rubbed, otherwise internally clean. Previous owners' book label to inner portion of box. The poem was revised by Samuel Johnson. Bareham and Gatrell A5; Fleeman 83.5CV/1. First Edition. Paper Wrapper. Good. 4to.

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