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GABRIELIS ALVAREZ LUDEX PERFECTUS, seu de judice perfecto CHRISTO JESU domino nostro unice...
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GABRIELIS ALVAREZ LUDEX PERFECTUS, seu de judice perfecto CHRISTO JESU domino nostro unice perfecto, vivorum et mortuorum iudici dicatus. Cum indicibus necessariis (...). & DE PRIVILEGIIS PAUPERUM ET MISERABILIUM PERSONARUM AD LEGEM UNICAM:

by ALVAREZ DE VELASCO, Gabrielis, D.D.:

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Lugduni, Sumptibus Horatii Boissat & Georgii Remeus, 1662.. 2 works by ALVAREZ bound together in 1 volume, both from the same publisher in Lyons, Ludex Perfectus being a first edition, De Privilegiis a second, 1662 & 1663. Latin text, folio, approximately 360 x 225 mm, 14 x 8¾ inches. Title pages printed red and black with large beautiful engraved printer's device of a ship and 2 angels, repeated on final page of Ludex Perfectus, some decorative head- and tailpieces and initials, half-title to each work, text printed in double column, each work with an index at rear. LUDEX PERFECTUS: pages: [20], 1-324, [56]. 1 small printer's ink stain to 1 lower margin corner, otherwise clean. Treatise on the subject of judges, Roman and Canon law. DE PRIVILEGIIS PAUPERUM: subtitle: cod. quando imperator inter pupillos, & viduas, aliasqe miserabiles personas cognoscat : tractatus in duas partes distributus, juris studiosos, & in foro versantibus omnino necessarius, bonarum literarum sectatoribus… Read more
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THE GALLANT FIGHT OF ACTRESS PATRICIA NEAL
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THE GALLANT FIGHT OF ACTRESS PATRICIA NEAL

by DAHL, Roald (reference). Text by Barry Farrell.:

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Article in Life International Magazine November 15 1965.. 1965, pages 36-54, many black and white photos of the actress and her husband Roald Dahl. Very slightly worn on spine and corners. Very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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A GALLERY OF CHILDREN.   Signed by A.A. Milne.
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A GALLERY OF CHILDREN. Signed by A.A. Milne.

by MILNE, A. A. Illustrated by Henriette WILLEBEEK LE MAIR (Saida).:

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London, Stanley Paul, 1925.. FIRST DE LUXE EDITION 1925, LIMITED TO 500 COPIES SIGNED BY MILNE, THIS BEING No.257. 4to, 325 x 260 mm, 12¾ x 10¼ inches, cream cloth, bevelled boards, gilt lettered and gilt illustrated upper cover and spine, top edges gilt, 105 pages. Coloured title vignette and 12 enchanting mounted colour plates of young children, each with a pastel frame and coloured border. Covers very bright, endpapers faintly browned and very lightly marked, slight pale margin foxing to early pages, few small pale splashes in lower margin of 2 facing pages maximum 10 mm (½") (see image 4). Near Fine copy, no inscriptions. This is the first UK edition of these stories which were commissioned by the U.S. publisher David McKay to go with the illustrations by Willebeek Le Mair. Milne lost thousands on the deal as he foolishly accepted a lump sum payment of £200. The book was a huge success and when McKay suggested to Milne another project with Shepard for which he would receive a royalty, Milne… Read more
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A GAME OF CATCH.
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A GAME OF CATCH.

by CRESSWELL, Helen.:

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London, Chatto, Boyd & Oliver, 1969.. FIRST EDITION 1969, 8vo, red boards, vignette to upper cover, 64 pages. Black and white illustrations by Gareth Floyd. Very narrow strip of fading along top edges, neat name on front endpaper. Near Fine in near Fine DUSTWRAPPER (dw: not price clipped, lightly browned on spine). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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GAMES ANCIENT AND ORIENTAL AND HOW TO PLAY THEM.  Being the Games of the Ancient Egyptians, the...
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GAMES ANCIENT AND ORIENTAL AND HOW TO PLAY THEM. Being the Games of the Ancient Egyptians, the Hiera Gramme of the Greeks, the Ludus Latrunculorum of the Romans, and the Oriental Games of Chess, Draughts, Backgammon, and Magic Squares.

by FALKENER, Edward.:

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London, Longmans, Green and Co., and New York, 1892.. FIRST EDITION 1892, 8vo, approximately 220 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, 11 mounted albumen photographs including portrait of the author, plus a further 7 plates (3 with colour) and numerous illustrations in the text, pages: iv, 1-366, [2], bound in the original publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt lettering and gilt portrait of Queen Hatasu on upper cover, gilt vignette to lower cover, captioned Ludus Latrunculorum, gilt rules and lettering to spine with tiny gilt vignette, original black endpapers, loose advert still present. Slight rubbing to binding, foot of spine bumped, slight lean, small patch of pale browning to blank endpapers, small pale brown spot underneath the portrait and preceding page, fore-edge and lower edge foxed, no inscriptions. A very good bright, tight clean copy in the original gilt decorated cloth. Games described include those of the ancient Egyptians and Romans, Chaturanga, Indian chess, including forms of the game of chess… Read more
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THE GAMES BOOK FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.  A Volume of Old and New Pastimes with Original Illustrations.
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THE GAMES BOOK FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. A Volume of Old and New Pastimes with Original Illustrations.

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London, Ernest Nister, No. 876, printed in Bavaria, (1897).. FIRST EDITION circa 1897 (date from Bodleian Library), 4to, 235 x 180 mm, 9¼ x 7 inches, pretty chromolithograph frontispiece showing children playing Blind Man's Buff, numerous black and white illustrations, some full page, a small one of cats by Louis Wain, some by William Foster, many by Evelyn Stuart Hardy, some signed A.D. and many unsigned. Victorian children's pastimes: indoor games, tricks and puzzles, outdoor games, occupations, collections, and the care of pets. In the original publisher's dark green cloth lettered gilt on upper cover and spine, bevelled edges, large coloured illustration to upper cover of a girl playing Blind Man's Buff, a gold chain and pendant round her neck, all edges gilt, 192 pages. Gilt on spine no longer visible, spine slightly wrinkled, slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine with minute nicks, corners very slightly rubbed, no inscriptions, contents very clean. A very good plus copy. Reissued in… Read more
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THE GARDENER'S POCKET JOURNAL, AND DAILY ASSISTANT IN THE MODERN PRACTICE OF ENGLISH GARDENING.
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THE GARDENER'S POCKET JOURNAL, AND DAILY ASSISTANT IN THE MODERN PRACTICE OF ENGLISH GARDENING.

by ABERCROMBIE, John.:

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London, for Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1823.. In a concise monthly display of the practical works of general gardening throughout the year; Forming A Complete Practical Remembrancer and Compendious Journal of the proper Seasons and different Methods of Sowing, Planting, Propagating and Raising the various Productions of the Kitchen and Fruit Garden, Shrubbery and Plantations, Pleasure-Grounds, Nursery, Green-house and Hot-house, Hot-beds and Forcing-house with the essential Culture of their respective Plants, Trees, Shrubs and Flowers, from the beginning of January to the end of December. 1823. 12mo bound in sixes, approximately 140 x 80 mm, 5¼ x 3½ inches, engraved frontispiece, pages: viii, [9] -324, modern quarter calf, marbled boards, gilt lettered label to spine, new endpapers. Pale age-browning to frontispiece, title page and final page, title page a little dusty, old ink presentation inscription on first free endpaper dated 1828, otherwise a good tight copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS… Read more
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THE GARDENERS LABYRINTH or A NEW ART OF GARDNING.  Wherein is laid down new and rare inventions...
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THE GARDENERS LABYRINTH or A NEW ART OF GARDNING. Wherein is laid down new and rare inventions and secrets of gardning not heretofore known.

by MOUNTAIN, Dydymus (pseud.) Thomas HILL.:

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London, printed by Jane Bell, and are to be sold at the east-end of Christ-Church, 1652 [i.e. 1651].. For sowing, planting, and setting all manner of roots, herbs, and flowers, both for the use of the kitchin garden, and a garden of pleasure, with the right ordering of all delectable and rare flowers, and fine roots; as the like hath not been heretofore published by any. Likewise here is set forth divers knots for the beautifying of any garden for delight. Lastly, here is set down the physical benefit of each herbe, with the commodities of the waters distilled out of them, for the use and benefit of all. Collected from the best approved authors, besides forty years experience in the art of gardning: by D.M. Newly Corrected and enlarged 1652, in 2 parts, The second part has separate divisional title page dated 1651 and pagination; register is continuous. Small 4to, approximately 180 x 135 mm, 7 x 5½ inches, 11 woodcut illustrations in the text, pages: [8], 1-29, 32-90, 1-173, [13], blank endpaper… Read more
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THE GARRICK YEAR.  Signed.
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THE GARRICK YEAR. Signed.

by DRABBLE, Margaret.:

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London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1964.. FIRST EDITION SECOND IMPRESSION 1964 (same year as first impression). Drabble has inscribed the title page: "With many thanks Maggie Drabble". No previoius owner inscriptions, top edges very slightly dusty otherwise a Fine crisp clean copy in very good plus DUSTWRAPPER (dw: not price clipped, slightly darkened on spine, very lightly worn on edges, minute nick at top of lower panel with tiny mark of old sellotape on reverse now repaired with archival tape, 10 mm (½") closed tear to lower edge of lower panel, also repaired with archival tape in reverse (see images). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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THE GATES OF PARADISE.
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THE GATES OF PARADISE.

by CARTER, Peter.:

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Oxford University Press, 1974.. FIRST EDITION 1974, 8vo, blue boards, gilt lettered spine, 134 pages. Black and white illustrations by Firmin Rocker. A children's novel about the visionary poet and artist William Blake set in London in 1796. No inscriptions, slight corner crease to front endpaper, otherwise a Fine clean crisp copy in Fine DUSTWRAPPER (dw: not price clipped but with publisher's small new price label affixed, still in publisher's clear plastic protection which was sealed on reverse at top and bottom edge, as issued). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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GAY-NECK The Story of a Pigeon.
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GAY-NECK The Story of a Pigeon.

by ARTZYBASHEFF, Boris (illustrator). By Dhan Gopal Mukerji.:

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London & Toronto, Dent, printed in USA, (1928).. FIRST UK EDITION (1928), 8vo, black cloth illustrated blue, gilt titled spine, pictorial blue and black endpapers, 197 pages. Striking black and white illustrations, 4 double page including frontispiece and title. Life of carrier pigeon owned by young boy in Calcutta, including work in the First World War, set in India, the Himalayas and France. Slightest wear at head of spine, minute chip from lower edge of prelim page preceding page 1 of text, no inscriptions. Near Fine (lacking dustwrapper). First published in the US in 1927 and winner of the Newbery Medal for that year. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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GEMS FROM SHAKESPEARE - TRAGEDY.
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GEMS FROM SHAKESPEARE - TRAGEDY.

by SHAKESPEARE, William.:

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London, Collins Clear-Type Press, circa 1910.. Edition unknown circa 1910, SMALL format, 108 x 75 mm, 4¼ x 3 inches, coloured frontispiece and coloured pictorial title page, a few small decorative head- and tailpieces, 96 pages, bound in the original publisher's green suede, single blind ruled border to covers, gilt title to upper cover, all edges gilt, double page coloured pictorial endpapers. No inscriptions, spine very slightly faded, a touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine. A near Fine clean copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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GEMS FROM ROBERT BROWNING.
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GEMS FROM ROBERT BROWNING.

by BROWNING, Robert.:

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London & Glasgow, Collins Clear-Type Press, (1910).. Circa 1910, SMALL format 100 x 72 mm, 4 x 2 7/8 inches, mounted coloured illustration as frontispiece, another of St George mounted on title page, 96 pages including half-title, bound in orginal publisher's white card with repeat of coloured title vignette, blue lettering to spine, all edges gilt, double page coloured scene to endpapers, different front and rear. No inscriptions, pale brown staining to lower cover (see image), otherwise a near Fine bright clean copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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GEMS OF PRAISE FROM THE PSALMS.
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GEMS OF PRAISE FROM THE PSALMS.

by MINIATURE NISTER CHILDREN'S BOOK.:

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London, Ernest Nister; New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., (1908).. FIRST EDITION (1908), Nister No.1890, miniature book approximately 80 x 65 mm, 3¼ x 2½ inches, pale brown boards with cream leaf pattern and gilt title, bevelled edges, cream parchment spine, all edges gilt, red and black half-title and title page, coloured frontispiece and 8 colour plates on coated paper, (84) pages, every one printed red and black with a large decorated initial and red floral decorations (see images). Designed in England, printed in Bavaria. A couple of small mid brown stains to top of spine, a few tiny minor marks to lower cover, tiny corner cut from front endpaper, some very faint staining to front endpapers. A very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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GEMS OF SACRED POETRY.
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GEMS OF SACRED POETRY.

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London, printed for The Religious Tract Society, (1829). (R T S). FIRST EDITION (?) circa 1829, (no statement of edition on title page), miniature book approximately 67 x 53 mm, 2½ x 2 inches, gilt frontispiece of harpist, extra gilt title page with decorated frame, 2 extra leaves at the end also printed in gold coloured lithography, one showing a basket of fruit, the other a sheaf of wheat, (256) pages including index of first lines. Bound into original publisher's burgundy morocco wallet style case with tuck-in flap, gilt title, 2 gilt rules and 2 tiny gilt motifs to spine, all edges gilt, blue grey endpapers. Head and tail of spine very slightly worn, binding very slightly rubbed, small closed tear to tuck-in flap, almost invisibly mended, fold to front endpapers cracked but binding sound, faint inscription on front endpaper dated 1829, contents very nice. A very good plus copy, most likely first edition. Bondy mentions having seen a copy with the extra gold printed leaves at the rear.… Read more
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THE GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF YVERY, In its Different Branches of Yvery, Luvel,...
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THE GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF YVERY, In its Different Branches of Yvery, Luvel, Perceval and Gournay.

by ANDERSON, James & William Whitson. SPECIAL HAND COLOURED EDITION.:

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London, H. Woodfall, jun., 1742.. 2 volumes divided into 7 books, based on materials collected by John Perceval, Second Earl of Egmont, privately printed, revised edition with imprint H. Woodfall, jun. 1742. Volume 2 revised and partly written by William Whiston. This set was given to William Upcott, a well known librarian and bibliophile, who has written a note in ink on the first free endpaper with his signature stating that the books were given to him by the family of George Baker. This is confirmed in Dibdin's The Library Companion which states: " 'the copy of copies' is that in the possession of Mr Baker, of St Pauls Churchyard, belonging to his late brother". Many coats of arms throughout, all are hand coloured and most heightened with gold and silver gilt. Small 4to, approximately 230 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, 19 portraits, 1 is an engraved plate of Sir Philip Perceval Kt, the other 18 are in mezzotint by J. Faber, all with hand coloured coats of arms and all but one with a tissue guard,… Read more
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THE GENERA VERMIUM, exemplified by Various Specimens of the Animals contained in the Orders of...
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THE GENERA VERMIUM, exemplified by Various Specimens of the Animals contained in the Orders of the Intestina and Mollusca Linnaei.

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London, printed for the author by James Dixwell, 1783.. FIRST EDITION 1783, parallel text in English and French, 4to, approximately 270 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, additional engraved pictorial title page with French text under half page engraving and 11 hand coloured engraved plates, (several images on each plate) drawn from nature by James Barbut (Jaques Barbut), engraved title, printed title, pages:xx including list of subscribers, followed by 2 pages Apology, 1-101 plus blank page unnumbered, bound in full tree calf, rebacked in modern calf, maroon gilt lettered label and gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, gilt leaf scroll to edges of covers. Small hole page 87/88 repaired with archival tape with loss of a few words and letters, affecting the English text on recto and the French text on verso, slightly affecting the understanding of 5 short lines, offsetting to printed title from engraved title, offsetting to text from colour plates, colour plates clean, some light age-browning, some… Read more
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THE GENERAL.
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THE GENERAL.

by FOREMAN, Michael (illustrator), story by Janet Charters.:

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London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1961.. FIRST EDITION OF ARTIST'S FIRST BOOK 1961. 4to, 270 x 205 mm, 10½ x 8 inches, colour illustrated boards, illustrated endpapers, no pagination. Coloured illustration filling every page, some double page. Anti-war story for young children, about a famous general who found he loved flowers. No inscriptions, tail of spine and lower corners a touch rubbed, otherwise near Fine in very good DUSTWRAPPER (dw: price clipped, cream area lightly darkened, tiny chip at head of spine, tail of spine and corners slightly rubbed, very slight rubbing on upper hinge and along lower edges, 1 short closed tear at top edge of lower panel with adjacent creasing). Foreman's first picture book illustrated in The Telling Line page 191. The author was the first wife of Foreman, also an artist. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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THE GENTLE ART OF CATCHING THINGS.  SET OF 6 POSTCARDS.
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THE GENTLE ART OF CATCHING THINGS. SET OF 6 POSTCARDS.

by ROBINSON, William Heath.:

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Valentine, (1910).. Circa 1910, 6 humorous coloured postcards 'From B. and W. Drawings', captioned in red beneath the illustrations. 'Trapping Whelks' is very slightly worn at corners and has 3 pinholes in the background, small piece of paper adhering to back where removed from album, tiny rub to top corners of 'Snaring Eaglets' and 'Spearing Wild Moth', the rest very nice. A very good set of rare Heath Robinson illustrations. They first appeared in black and white in the Sketch in 1906. See Great British Industries and Other Cartoons from the Sketch 1906-1914, edited by G. Beare, 1985, where 11 of the cartoons in the series are reproduced. Our titles are: Trapping Whelks on the Shores of the Caspian Sea; Spearing Wild Moth in the Canaries; Porpoise-Sticking in Pegwell Bay; Snaring Eaglets in the Highlands; Gathering Whiting in the Yarmouth Roads; Noosing Wild Cats by the Kyles of Bute. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE AND HISTORICAL CHRONICLE. VOLUME XLV FOR THE YEAR M.DCCLXXV.
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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE AND HISTORICAL CHRONICLE. VOLUME XLV FOR THE YEAR M.DCCLXXV.

by URBAN, SYLVANUS, GENT. (pseudonym of EDWARD CAVE editor and publisher).:

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London, D. Henry, 1775.. COMPLETE YEAR, JANUARY-DECEMBER 1775. This volume contains many articles, documents and correspondence pertaining to the struggle for American Independence including in the August issue a very early English printing of America's Declaration on the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms - the prelude to the Declaration of Independence - and very probably the first English magazine publication of America's Olive Branch Petition. 8vo, approximately 215 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches, 12 issues bound together, plus the Supplement, each month with its own title page with a woodcut of St. John's Gate at the top, 5 of 7 maps, LACKING THE PLAN OF BOSTON AND THE MAP OF THE COUNTRY ROUND BOSTON, the 5 present are folding road maps of England and Wales, 7 engraved plates, 1 of which not called for in the Directions to the Binder, but mentioned in the facing text: "Dr Johnson's Introduction to a Highland Hut", printed in double columns, pages (iv) - general title page… Read more
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