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A Letter to a Friend Upon Occasion of the Death of His Intimate Friend by Sir Thomas Browne

London: Charles Browne, 1690. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12" by 8". None. A very scarce, first edition copy of Sir Thomas Browne's important treatise, from the library of noted antiquarian, and lawyer Robert S Pirie. This work is a lite...

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£19,200.00


Mary Poppins by P L Travers

London: Gerald Howe, 1934. First edition. Fine Binding. Very Good Indeed. 7.5" by 5". Mary Shepard. A stunning, very scarce first edition of P L Travers' famous children's novel, 'Mary Poppins'. Signed by the author, this is a beautifully bound copy of ...

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£19,000.00


Constitutions of the Antient Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons by James Anderson

London: J Rozea, 1784. Fine Binding. Very Good. 10.5" by 8.5". None. A very scarce, beautifully bound copy of the constitution of the Freemasons. Published in the late eighteenth century and in a fine binding from the Lodge of Harmony Fareham's library....

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£17,000.00


Northanger Abbey and Persuasion by Jane Austen

London: John Murray, 1818. First edition. Fine Binding. Near Fine. 7" by 4.5". None. An exquisitely bound, first edition set of Jane Austen's final two novels, 'Northanger Abbey' and 'Persuasion'. In beautiful recent half calf bindings, with marbled pa...

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£16,800.00


Narrative of an Expediiton to Explore the River Zaire Usually Called the Congo by J K Tuckey

London: John Murray, 1818. First edition. Fine Binding. Very Good Indeed. 11" by 8.5". None. John Kirk's copy of the first edition of this important travel work regarding Tuckey's expedition along the River Congo. This account of the journey is decora...

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£14,500.00


British Museum Catalogue of Printed Books by The British Museum

London : Trustees of the British Museum, 1881-1904. Fine Binding. Very Good Indeed. 13.5" by 10". None. An extensive and comprehensive catalogue of the printed books included in the British Museum at the end of the nineteenth century, in a fine binding....

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£14,500.00


German Popular Stories Translated from the Kinder Und Haus-Marchen by M M Grimm

London: C Baldwyn, 1823. First edition. Fine Binding. Very Good Indeed. 7" by 4". George Cruikshank. A finely bound, first English edition of the brother's Grimm tales. A very scarce example of this famous stories, here in English for the first time. T...

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£14,500.00


Birds of Burma by B E Smythies

Rangoon: American Baptist Mission Press, 1940. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Indeed. 9.5" by 6.5". Lieut Commander A M Hughes. An exceptional copy of Bertram Smythies' noted ornithological work 'Birds of Burma'. Signed by the author to the t...

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£14,500.00


The Principal Corrections and Additions to the First Edition of Mr. Boswell's Life of Dr. Johnson by James Boswell

London: Henry Baldwin , 1793. First edition. Fine Binding. Fine. 10.5" by 8". None. A finely bound copy of this very scarce work with manuscript corrections and additions to Boswell's 'Life of Johnson'. The first edition. With nine contemporary manuscr...

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£14,000.00


The State of France as it Stood in the IX Yeer of this present Monarch Lewis XIIII by John Evelyn

London: TM for G Bedell and T Collins, 1652. First edition. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 6" by 3.5". None. The first edition of this very scarce work observing the French royal family, military force and customs by noted diarist, John Evelyn. The first e...

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£12,500.00


Atlas Minimus or a New Set of Pocket Maps Maps by J Gibson

London: J Newbery , 1758. First edition. Disbound. Good Only. 4.5" by 3.5". None. A very scarce, first edition, first impression of this cartography work by John Gibson. Comprising of fifty two maps total. The very scarce first edition, first impressio...

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£12,500.00


The Story of My Experiments with Truth by M K Gandhi

Ahmedabad: Navajivan Press , 1927. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine. 9.5" by 6". None. A superb copy of this very scarce first English edition of Gandhi's autobiography. A book, which has been regarded as one of the '100 best spiritual books of the 20th ...

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£12,500.00


The Railway Magazine by Various

London: Temple Chambers, 1897-2011. Magazine. Very Good. Various. Various. A large collection of magazines regarding locomotive history. This set comprises of volumes 1-67, 76-77 and 86-157 and covers the time period of 1897-2011. The Railway Magazin...

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£12,500.00


£12,500.00


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