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 A Life's Morning
Author: GISSING, George Year: 1888
Publisher: Smith Elder and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[Three Volumes] The first edition of George Gissing's A Life's Morning in late nineteeth century half calf over burgundy pebbled boards. This three volume set, first published late in 1888, is one of ...

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 Charles Cotton and His River
Author: HEYWOOD, Gerald G P Year: 1928
Publisher: Sherratt and Hughes Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 191 Gerald Heywood's attractively produced account of Charles Cotton and his 'plot' on the Staffordshire and Derbyshire border. The book is bound in the original green cloth with gilt lettering and...

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A Briefe Concordance or Table to the Bible
Author: DOWNAME, John Year: 1633
Publisher: Charles Cotton Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

A-F8. 1633 edition of Downame's Bible concordance, rebound in recent paper covered boards with spine label. Title page with pretty woodcut border; Downame's preface on the verso and the concordance te...

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A Conference between a Sick Man and a Minister
Author: DENNE, Henry Year: 1643
Publisher: John Sweeting Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[2] pp 22 Scarce civil war theological pamphlet by'Hen [ry] Denne, an unworthy Minister of Christ Jesus, at Pyrton in Hertfordshire.' Small octavo in recent marbled boards with label to upper cover; w...

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A Discourse of Natural Theology
Author: Henry Lord Brougham Year: 1835
Publisher: Charles Knight Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

viii, pp 1-296 Brougham's Discourse on Natural Theology, inscribed by the author on the end paper: 'From Lord Brougham May 30th 1835 HB'. Born and educated in Edinburgh, Brougham co-founded the Edinbu...

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An Account of King's College-Chapel, in Cambridge
Author: Henry Malden, Thomas James [Joseph Gridler] Year: 1769
Publisher: Fletcher and Hodson Dust Jacket: No
Place: Cambridge Signed: No

[2 plates] iv, pp 1-91 [1] errata. Thomas James's account of King's College Chapel written on behalf of the Chapel Clerk, Henry Malden, in an imprint with a rich Cambridge provenance. The book is in m...

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An Account of the Life, Ministry, and Writings
Author: FAWCETT, John Year: 1818
Publisher: Baldwin, Cradock and Joy; P K Holden Dust Jacket: No
Place: Halifax, Yorkshire and London Signed: No

[frontispiece] viii, pp 430 [2 Adverts] Scarce life and works of the dissenting Yorkshire minister John Fawcett whose Baptist ministry and dissenting academy - with printing press - operated in the Ca...

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Cary's New and Correct English Atlas (1787)
Author: CARY, John Year: 1787
Publisher: John Cary Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[47 Double-page Maps] (Directions) pp 17 [1] Cary's 1787 English Atlas in a desirable contemporary wallet-style binding intended for use by Stage Coach Drivers. The binding is soft sheep over thick c...

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Catalogue of British Plants in the Herbarium
Author: Henry J Wilkinson Year: 1900
Publisher: Unknown Dust Jacket: No
Place: Yorkshire Signed: No

Eleven Parts of this Catalogue of the Holdings of the Yorkshire Herbarium - missing Part VII. The Catalogue is undated but appears to date from the turn of the twentieth century. The eleven sections a...

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Design; the Design Centre Special Issue
Author: FARR, Michael, Milner Gray Year: 1956
Publisher: The Council of Industrial Design Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

A special 80 page supplement celebrating the opening of the Design Centre. Advert clipped from page 3/4. Two staples in front cover. An interesting period feel to the publication which comes from the ...

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Dictionaire Historique et Critique Par Mr Pierre B
Author: BAYLE, Pierre; Pierre des Maizeaux Year: 1734
Publisher: Par La Compagnie Des Libraraires Dust Jacket: No
Place: Amsterdam Signed: No

Fifth and best edition of Bayle's dictionary in five huge folio volumes incorporating Des Maizeaux' biography of the author. Bound in dry and flaky but sound and usable French contemporary calf. six s...

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Elemens de Physique - Atlas
Author: Claude Servai Mathias Pouillet, M L I Duperry Year: 1836
Publisher: Louis Hauman et Compe. Libraires Dust Jacket: No
Place: Bruxelles, Brussels Signed: No

[4] 33 engraved plates. The Atlas volume of Pouillet's account of physics and meteorology complete with the important fold-out Plate 33 backed onto linen: 'Configuration de L'Equateur Magnetique' from...

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Excavations in Cyprus (Bequest of Miss E T Turner
Author: A S Murray, A H Smith, H B Walters Year: 1970
Publisher: Trustees of the British Museum Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[8] [1] pp 2-126 (14 Full Page Photographic Plates) A lithographic reprint of the account first published in 1900 of the excavations at Enkomi, Curium and Amathus. The book is handsomely bound in red ...

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Four Sermons, Addressed to the Youthful Part
Author: CURATE, A Village Year: 1818
Publisher: William Rotherham Dust Jacket: No
Place: Coventry Signed: No

[2] iv, [1] errata, pp 7-132 An entirely unrecorded Coventry imprint from 1818. Bound in contemporary sheep the anonymous author whose introduction concludes with a cryptic allusion to his location: '...

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Franklin's Way to Wealth [with 3 other titles]
Author: FRANKLIN, Benjamin; George Hendley; William Law; Elizabeth Belson, Reflections Year: 1805
Publisher: W Darton, T Allbut Dust Jacket: No
Place: London, Hanley, Darlington, Signed: No

[4 imprints] Small volume of children's books including an 1805 Darton edition of Franklin and an apparently unrecorded Darlington edition of William Law's Call to a Devout Life. Bound in half black r...

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Gathered Fragments
Author: George Dillwyn and others Year: 1858
Publisher: Alfred W Bennett Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

An uncommon memoir of the Quaker George Dillwyn which is distinguished by the presence of two albumen photographs. This is Gernsheim 81, illustrated by two photographic illustrations taken by Richard...

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Glastonbury Abbey Somerset.Particulars Plans etc
Author: BOWRING, Robert Year: 1907
Publisher: Robert Bowring Dust Jacket: No
Place: Glastonbury Signed: No

Folio auction catalogue for the sale in 1907 of one of England's greatest monastic sites at Glastonbury, alleged to be the last resting place (among several other candidates) of King Arthur. The parti...

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Instruction Pour Les Bergers [Arthur Young's copy]
Author: DAUBENTON, Louis Jean-Marie Year: 1782
Publisher: D. Pierres Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris Signed: No

xvi, pp 414 [2] XXII leaves of plates. Agricultural reformer Arthur Young's copy of this important contribution to sheep husbandry. Contemporary tree calf, spine relaid probably by an amateur with som...

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Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights; Wildfell Hall [etc]
Author: BRONTE, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Year: 1880
Publisher: Smith, Elder and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[7 Vols] The works of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte together with Mrs Gaskell's life of Charlotte Bronte. Published 1880-1883 by the Bronte sisters' main publisher, Smith Elder and Co, the books ha...

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Letter Relative to the Intended School at Ackworth
Author: FOTHERGILL, Dr John; Joseph Phipps; Year: 1778
Publisher: James Phillips Dust Jacket: No
Place: London/ York Signed: No

[6 pamphlets] A bound volume of six late eighteenth century Quaker pamphlets from the Library of York Preparative Meeting of Friends (bookplate on first pastedown). An attractive half calf binding ove...

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Loose Hints upon Education
Author: Henry Home, Lord Kames Year: 1881
Publisher: John Bell and John Murray Dust Jacket: No
Place: Edinburgh Signed: No

xii, pp 1-381 [2] Advertisement leaf. The last published work in his lifetime by Henry Home, a Scottish judge and Enlightenment figure. The book is bound in early nineteenth century half tan calf, lig...

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Masterpieces of Thirty Great Painters of Japan
Author: FUJIWARA, Takayoshi; Toba-Sojo, Mitsunaga Fujiwara, Keion Sumiyoshi, Nobuzane Fujiwara, Takakane Takashina, Priest Josetsu, Sesshu, Sesson, Keishoki, Soami, Mitsunobu Tosa, Masanobu Kano, Motonobu Kano, Eitoku Kano, Yusho Kaihoku, Shokwado, Matabel Iwasa Year: 1907
Publisher: Published by The Kokka Company, Tokyo Dust Jacket: No
Place: Tokyo Signed: No

Second edition from 1907 of this finely produced collection of collotype and chromozylograph images of Japanese art. An excellent copy in decorative cloth covered boards with string ties. The book is ...

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New Commentaries on the Laws of England.
Author: BLACKSTONE, William; Henry John Stephen Year: 1841
Publisher: Henry Butterworth Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[4 volumes] An attractive set of Stephen's commentaries which has been recently rebound in tan coloured cloth with paper spine labels. The text is clean and complete, with untrimmed edges to the text ...

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Nidderdale, or an Historical, Topographical Sketch
Author: GRAINGE, William Year: 1863
Publisher: Thomas Thorpe; T T Lemare Dust Jacket: No
Place: Pateley Bridge; London Signed: No

xii, pp 232 [4] Unusually vibrant example of Yorkshire topography. Excellent binding of pebbled cloth with gilt decoration (binder's ticket of Leighton, Son and Hodge) brown endpapers. Staining to pre...

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Notitia utraque cum Orientis tum Occidentis ultra
Author: GELEN, Sigismund; Year: 1552
Publisher: Froben Dust Jacket: No
Place: Basel Signed: No

[ff] 108; *8 An elaborately illustrated Basel printing of the official handbook of the civil and military officials in the later Roman Empire with their insignia pictorially represented. Historiated ...

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Old Nurse's Book of Rhymes, Jingles and Ditties
Author: BENNETT, Charles H Year: 1865
Publisher: Griffith and Farran Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Second edition in pictorial cloth with gilt decoration and brown coated end papers. An A - Z of Victorian nursery rhymes elaborately illustrated with line drawings reminiscent of Tenniel, and humorous...

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One Hundred and Eleven Poems by Robert Herrick
Author: HERRICK, Robert; Sir William Russell Flint Year: 1955
Publisher: The Golden Cockerel Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Number 521 of 550 copies of this highly successful combination of William Russell Flint's lubricious skills as an illustrator with Robert Herrick's lush seventeenth century eroticism. Published by the...

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Our Old Home
Author: HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel Year: 1864
Publisher: Smith Elder and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

viii, pp 312 The 1864 Smith Elder edition of Our Old Home with a fine albumen photographic frontispiece of the author and his facsimile signature below, with tissue guard. The book is bound in very go...

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Resolutions of the Associated Architects.. Fires
Author: ARCHITECTS, Associated, William Chambers, Matthew Brettingham, John Soane etc Year: 1793
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[4] pp 31 [1] An uncommon architectural pamphlet in near fine condition, stab-sewn in original blue paper wrappers. The pages are untrimmed with a few foxing spots. The pamphlet presents the findings ...

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The Art of the Theatre [sammelband]
Author: CRAIG, Edward Gordon, Austin Brereton, W T Horton, W B Yeats etc Year: 1905
Publisher: T N Foulis etc Dust Jacket: No
Place: London, Dublin etc Signed: No

Bound sammelband of two theatrical and two fin de siecle Irish imprints; square octavo, bespoke oatmeal buckram with red morocco label, top edge gilt and gilt spine lettering detailing the contents: ...

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The Court and Times of James the First
Author: BIRCH, Thomas, Robert Folkestone Williams Year: 1849
Publisher: Henry Colburn Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

A two volume documentary account of the court and times of James I compiled by Robert Folkestone Williams from sources discovered by Thomas Birch nearly a century earlier. The books are bound in attra...

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The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico 1517-1521
Author: CASTILLO, Bernal Diaz Del Castillo; Genaro Garcia, A P Maudslay Year: 1942
Publisher: Limited Editions Club Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York Signed: No

pp 264 Number 364 of of this fine, limited edition in tree calf; a crisp copy in the card slipcase which has been repaired; signed by Printer, Illustrator and Editor. Bookplate of Vilas Victor Johnson...

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The Doctrine and Conversation of John the Baptist
Author: DENNE, Henry Year: 1643
Publisher: John Sweeting Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

ii, pp 54 A civil war sermon given in Hertfordshire near Baldock. Recent marble-paper covered boards; several pages trimmed across tail with loss to catchword and signature. some browning and occasion...

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The Gretna-Green Bolt-a
Author: Arthur O'Bradley Year: 1853
Publisher: Rudolph Ackermann And Galignani and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London and Paris Signed: Yes

[lithographic frontispiece] [2] pp 3-69 [lacking pp 5-8] A presentation copy of this humorous, illustrated volume tentatively ascribed to 1853 from evidence in the text. Ackermann's unknown editor has...

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The Last Lays of the Last of the Three Dibdins
Author: DIBDIN, Thomas John Year: 1835
Publisher: B B King Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[Frontispiece Portrait] [4] pp pp 158 [2]The second edition of a collection of Thomas Dibdin's poetry with a verse squib in his hand tipped in. The half sheet of paper has been tipped onto the first ...

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The Life of James the Second King of England, &c.
Author: CLARKE, James Stanier Year: 1816
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green [printed by] A Strahan Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

2 Volumes Clarkes two volume life of James II, complete as called for. Printed in a handsome quarto, this copy is bound in half calf over green cloth. Both bindings are sound but the bindings are scuf...

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The Spirit of the Age: The Work of Frank Brangwyn
Author: BRANGWYN, Frank; W Shaw Sparrow; Leonce Benedite Year: 1905
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Luxuriously produced large folio, white cloth with gilt decoration, slight discolouring, paper strengthening to inner hinges. The book contains four lithographs, four plates in colour, twelve 'Rembran...

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The True Born English Man, A Satire [chapbook]
Author: DEFOe, Daniel Year: 1801
Publisher: Printed for Ann Lemoine [by] T Maiden Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[3], vi, [1], 8-38 A chapbook redaction of Defoe's The true-born Englishman, in its original blue printed wrappers which contain interesting advertising material from the publisher. The text which als...

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The Works of the Right Honourable Lord Byron
Author: BYRON, Lord; George Gordon Byron Year: 1817
Publisher: John Murray Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

The eight volume edition of Byron's works produced by John Murray between 1817 and 1820 in an unusual half calf over vellum binding with unusual square calf corners, soft blue end-papers and speckled ...

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Thomas's Burlesque Drama [6 titles]
Author: CRUIKSHANK, Robert, GAY, John; Henry Fielding, Kane O'Hara, William Barnes Rhodes, Samuel Foot Year: 1837
Publisher: Joseph Thomas Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

(The Beggar's Opera, Tom Thumb, The Tailors, Midas, Bombastes Furioso, The Mayor of Garratt) Six plays issued together as Thomas's Burlesque Drama by the London publisher Joseph Thomas in 1837. Bound ...

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To be Sold by Auction... Holmfirth [Broadside]
Author: BOOTHROYD, John Year: 1814
Publisher: [J] Lancashire Dust Jacket: No
Place: Huddersfield Signed: No

[25x37cm] Unrecorded auction broadside from 1814 for the sale of land and houses in Holmfirth, Hepworth and Kirkburton in Yorkshire to be held at the White-Hart Inn on May 18th under the auspices of '...

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Tēs Kainēs Diathēkēs apanta: Novi Testamenti L
Author: CASAUBON, Isaac, Joseph Scaliger, Robert Stephan, Richard Whittaker Year: 1633
Publisher: Apud [B. and A. Elzevir for] Richardum Whittakerum, bibliopolam, M D C XXXIII Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[8] pp 459 [13] Sombre-bound Greek New Testament with attractive and most unusual late seventeenth century cut-work decoration to the goatskin covered boards, all edges black. Octavo format with tripl...

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Under-Currents
Author: HUNGERFORD, Margaret Wolfe Year: 1889
Publisher: Smith, Elder and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 377 [3] Uncommon novel by the Irish romantic novelist, Margaret Hungerford. Rubbed and worn boards, blind W H Smith stamp to first blank. ...

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Voyages and Travels
Author: Henry Ellis, R H Dana, Thomas Pringle, Richard J Cleveland Year: 1842
Publisher: Edward Moxon Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[Ellis] xvi, pp 1-128 [Dana] [6] pp 1-124 [Cleveland] xii, pp 1-124 [Pringle] xvi, pp 1-116. A scarce publisher's compilation volume containing the 1840 Moxon edition of Ellis's 'Late Embassy to China...

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