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Horwood's Plan of the Cities of London & Westminster with the Borough of Southwark Including Their Adjacent Suburbs in Which Every Dwelling House is Described & Numbered. Surveyed and First Published By Richard Horwood 1799' by Richard Horwood

William Faden, 1813. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Third Edition. 675x575mm. "For the purposes of rendering this new edition of Mr Horwood's Plan of London etc complete and correct as far as the nature of the work would admit, the whole extent of t…

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The Naval Chronology of Great Britain - in Three Volumes with Contemporarily Coloured Plates by J.Ralfe

London: Whitmore and Fenn, 1820 The Naval Chronology of Great Britain or an historical account of the Naval and Maritime events from the commencement of the War in 1803, to the end of the year 1816. Also particulars of the most inportant Courts-Martial, v…

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The History of Kent in Five Parts. Containing I. An Exact Topography and Description of the County. II. The Civil History of Kent. III. The Ecclesiastical History of Kent by John Harris

London: Printed and Sold By D.Midwinter, at the Three Crowns in St.Paul's Church-yard, 1719 Dedication, Preface, Ode in praise of Kent, Subcribers list + 592pp. + index xl. Illustrated in total with 44 plates comprising the large folding engraved map …

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The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volumes 1-4 by Edward Hasted

Canterbury: Printed for the Author By Simmons and Kirkby, 1778 Volumes 1-4, 1778-1799. All maps and plates as called for plus many additional plates, plus provenance from earlier booksllers collation. Armorial bookplate of W.Battell. All volumes at variou…

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A Modern, Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography by Rev. Thomas Bankes

London: C.Cooke, 1793. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 385x235mm. Undated circa 1793. The content based on information received up until 1793. 6+990pp+2 - 88 plates, 22 maps. Whilst the scope purports to be the genuine history and description of the Whole Wor…

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Picturesque Tour of the River Thames by William Westall

London: R.Ackermann, 1828 Picturesque tour of the River Thames illustrated by William Westall and Samuel Owen from original drawings taken on the spot. vi, 172pp gilt edged. 24 full page hand coloured aquatints, 2 vignettes and a folding map of the Thames…

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Villare Cantianum: or Kent surveyed and Illustrated by Thomas Philipott

London: Printed by William Godbid, 1659 xx, 401pp, folding map. Original boards, sometime rebacked. Modern ex Libris plate to front pastedown but more interesting is a full page in an early calligraphic and very neat hand to the lower pastedown, as yet un…

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Joe Lisle's Play Upon Words

London: Thomas McLean, 1828 It is most unusual that we should have two copies of such a scarce title in stock at the same time. Georgian humour at its worst but never-the-less a rare opportunity for any serious collector of English caricature.This copy is…

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Collections for an History of Sandwich in Kent with Notices of the Other Cinque Ports and Members, and of Richborough by Boys, William

Canterbury: Printed for the Author By Simmons, Kirkby and Jones, 1792 (10) viii, 877pp+6. Two parts bound in one volume as requested in the introduction to the preliminary list of subscribers. Includes also the second and full list of subscribers. All pla…

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The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent by Edward Hasted

Canterbury: W.Bristow, 1797 The County of Kent containing the antient and present state of it, civil and ecclesiastical, collected from public records and other authorities. Illustrated with maps, views, antiquities. The second edition, improved , correct…

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An Account of an Egyptian Mummy by William Osburn

Leeds: Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, 1828 An Account of an Egyptian Mummy presented to the Museum of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society by the late John Blades Esq. Drawn up at the request of the Council by William Osburn, junior FRS…

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Rambles in Egypt and Candia, Vols 1&2 by C.Rochfort Scott

London: Henry Colburn, 1837. Rambles in Egypt and Candia (Crete) with details of the military power and resources of those countries and observations on the government, policy and commercial system of Mahammed Ali. The author, C.Rochfort Scott was a Capta…

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The London and Country Brewer Containg the Whole Art of Brewing All Sorts of Malt Liquors Together with The Art and Mystery of Vintners and Wine Coopers - Two Titles in One Volume.

London: T Astley, 1750. Book. Good Plus. Hardcover. Sixth Edition. 210x135mm. The London and Country Brewer as practised in both town and country; according to observations made by the author in four years travels through the several counties of England a…

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Impressment Fully Considered with a View to Its Gradual Abolition by Captain Anselm John Griffiths R.N

London: J.W.Norie and Co, 1826 Printed for the author by J.J.Hadley, Cheltenham, vii,+ii, 262pp+erata housed in a modern hardback binding. "Since I came on shore, having no residence, I have passed the half of each year in wandering nearly sixteen th…

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British Conchology or an Account of the Mollusca Which Now Inhabit the British Isles and the Surrounding Seas - Volumes 1-5 Complete by John Gwyn Jeffreys

London: John Van Voorst, 1862 Volumes one to five collated and complete. Each volume has a colour frontis plate and eight monotone plates. Volume five has in addition 102 supplementary plates in monotone. Publishers original cloth, rebacked with original …

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