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'To the Editor of The Christian Observer'
Author: NEWMAN, John Henry Year: 1821
Publisher: John Hatchard Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

viii, pp 1-400 John Henry Newman's first academic publication which was printed in May 1821 when he broke down during his final exams at Trinity College, Oxford, in the journal, The Christian Observer...

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40 Alphabets Publicitaires
Author: MOULLET M; Roger Charles Year: 1944
Publisher: Editions Caboni; Lithographie G A Kiehm, Verviers Dust Jacket: No
Place: Bruxelles - Brussels Signed: No

ff[2] ff 38 Specimen alphabets from the Caboni publishing house of Brussels lithographed by G & A Kiehm of Verviers, with a stamp on the title page stating that Caboni had 'Transfere: Rue des Tein...

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8 Volumes from Chatto's Standard Edition
Author: Mark Twain Year: 1950
Publisher: Chatto and Windus Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Eight volumes of Mark Twain's works from the attractive Chatto and Windus Standard Edition. Each bound in ribbed blue cloth with gilt and blind decoration these are all reprints from the first decade ...

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A Catalogue of Canadian Birds
Author: Montague Chamberlain Year: 1887
Publisher: J & A McMillan, Saint John Dust Jacket: No
Place: New Brunswick Signed: Yes

[iv] viii, pp143 [1] A signed First Edition of Montague Chambelain's influential Catalogue of Canadian Birds. The Canadian-American naturalist, and ethnographer has signed the book at the top of the t...

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A Collection of the Public General Statutes
Author: N/A Year: 1807
Publisher: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, London, 1807. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. pp 578 A bound folio of 78 Acts of Parliament from the second session of the 1807 Parliament, including an Act 'p...

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A List of the Flag Officers [1837] N
Author: N/A Year: 1837
Publisher: W Clowes and Sons Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 389 [1] The 1837 edition of this reference work in original publisher's binding with an inserted note at page 17 on the notepaper of the Commander in Chief's Office, Mediterranean, blind stamped wi...

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A Series of Prints
Author: Mrs Sarah Trimmer Year: 1828
Publisher: Baldwin and Cradock, for N Hailes (T C Hansard) Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[4] [64 full page engravings] The uncommon 1828 edition of Sarah Trimmer's sequence of instructive juvenile engravings from English history. The book is bound in full grain roan, flat backed with 'Tri...

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Cahiers de la Quinzaine [Doves Bindery]
Author: PEGUY, Charles, Emile Zola [Thomas James Cobden Sanderson] Year: 1901
Publisher: Imprimerie de Suresnes Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris, France Signed: No

pp 72 Finely bound French periodical by the Doves Bindery with a most interesting provenance recorded on the first blank: 'This is bound at the Doves Bindery. Hammersmith, bought from A. Cooper. Books...

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Concerts of Antient Music: Under the Patronage
Author: N/A Year: 1800
Publisher: W Lee by Sampson Low Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[4] xviii, pp 156 Twelve programmes for London's concerts of 'antient' music at the Haymarket Theatre for the first half of 1800 in a single volume bound in pretty contemporary sheep with a gilt chain...

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Considerations on the Theory of Religion: in Three
Author: LAW, Edmund [Thomas Preston, Fellow Queens' College Cambridge] Year: 1765
Publisher: J Bentham Dust Jacket: No
Place: London, York, Hull Signed: No

xv [1] pp 432 [36] Edmund Law's most important, and quite elusive work, in the fifth edition of 1765. Contemporary speckled calf, blue speckled edges; drying to spine leather, just a fragment of the o...

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Cubisme et Empirisme
Author: Leonce Rosenburg, Jean Gabriel Lemoine Year: 1921
Publisher: Editions de L'Effort Moderne Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris - France Signed: No

pp 1-12 Leonce Rosenburg's account of cubism in the original card wrappers with a cubist device to the front cover. The printed wrappers have been laid down on transparent repair paper to protect them...

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Cubisme et Tradition
Author: Leonce Rosenburg, Jean Gabriel Lemoine Year: 1920
Publisher: Editions de L'Effort Moderne Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris Signed: Yes

pp 1-12 An inscribed copy of Leonce Rosenburg's account of cubism given to the art critic Jean Gabriel Lemoine and bound in the original card wrappers with a printed cubist device showing a book on th...

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D. Iun. Juvenalis et Auli Persii Flacci Satyrae
Author: JUVENAL Year: 1651
Publisher: Typis Ludovici Elzevirii Sumptibus Societatis Dust Jacket: No
Place: Amsterdam Signed: No

[2] pp 119 [1] Prettily bound miniature 1651 Elzevir edition of Juvenal bound in rose coloured continental goatskin with a coloured title page. Eighteenth century Senatorial bookplate of J Dulasse and...

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Don Giovanni; 2 Operas & 1 Ballet
Author: MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus; Lorenzo da Ponte WITH M Guerra, Gioachino Rossini, Cimarosa, William Grieve, F Doca Year: 1840
Publisher: George Stuart; William Clowes; Andrews, Allcroft and Bailey Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

iv, pp 3-52; pp4; pp 68; pp 72. Three opera libretti and a ballet scenario from London's Haymarket theatre in the 1840s, including the libretto of Mozart's Don Giovanni printed in Da Ponte's Italian, ...

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Field Paths and Green Lanes [autograph letter]
Author: JENNINGS, Louis J Year: 1878
Publisher: John Murray Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 494; pp 32 adverts. A most interesting copy of Jennings' memoir of walking in Surrey and Sussex which has been annotated by the owner in the light of a letter, laid into the book, from 1881 sent by...

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Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges & Ferns
Author: PRATT, Anne Year: 1870
Publisher: Frederick Warne and Co Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[320 plates] Six volume edition of Anne Pratt's Flowering Plants with the addition of the grasses and sedges, a classic work of Victorian natural history. Very good decorative cloth bindings, all edge...

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How the British Won India
Author: PIMBLETT, W Year: 1895
Publisher: J S Virtue Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 244 [4] adverts. Handsomely produced late imperial propaganda found here in unusually fresh condition. A pair of valiant red coats adorn the cover, one of them fallen in combat; bevelled boards, de...

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Hyperion: A Romance by Henry W Longfellow
Author: KEATS, John; Francis Frith Year: 1868
Publisher: Alfred William Bennett Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

The 1868 'One Guinea' edition of Francis Frith's illustrated version of Hyperion, complete with twelve original photographs. Publisher's bevel edged boards with faded gilt decoration; all edges gilt; ...

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Illustrations of Shakspeare
Author: John Thurston, John Thompson Year: 1826
Publisher: Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

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In Affectionate Remembrance of James Rhodes
Author: James Rhodes etc Year: 1873
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: Bradford Signed: No

A Victorian volume produced in memoriam of a Bradford industrialist, the Methodist timber merchant, James Rhodes. The books is bound in black morocco with gilt lettering and blind stamped decoration w...

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Isokratous Logoi kai epistolai.Isocratis Orationes
Author: ISOCRATES [translated by] Hieronymous Wolf Year: 1686
Publisher: John Hayes Dust Jacket: No
Place: Cambridge Signed: No

[12] pp 639 [45] The Cambridge 1686 edition of Isocrates in an unusually pleasing contemporary English calf binding. The spine is divided into six richly gilt compartments with raised bands and entire...

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L Coelii Lactantii Firmiani Opera, Quae Extant
Author: Lactantius Year: 1652
Publisher: Ex Officina Petri Leffen Dust Jacket: No
Place: Lugduni Batavorum - Leiden Signed: No

xvi] pp 670, [30] index. The first Leiden edition of Lactantius from 1652. Presumably a late seventeenth century import from Leiden into England the book is bound in contemporary English sheep which a...

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Letters on the Elements of Botany
Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau Year: 1785
Publisher: B White Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

xxiv, [1] pp 2-503 [1] [28] Index [folding table opposite page 115] The first English edition of Rousseau's Letters on the Elements of Botany comprising eight translated letters by the philosopher fol...

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Lexicon Harpocrationis
Author: Nikolaas Blankaart, Nicolaus Blancardus Year: 1683
Publisher: J A Gelder, J A De La Font Dust Jacket: No
Place: Leiden Signed: No

Harpocrationis Lexicon Decem Oratorum. Nicolaus Blancardus, 1683, J A Gelder, J A De La Font, Leiden. Old speckled calf, gilt, joints tender. ...

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Miscellaneous Works in Verse and Prose,
Author: Joseph Addison Year: 1769
Publisher: J Robertson Dust Jacket: No
Place: Edinburgh Signed: No

4 Volumes. A beautifully bound four volume Edinburgh edition of Addison's Miscellaneous Works. The four books are bound in a particularly attractive multi-coloured speckled calf, perhaps of Edinburgh ...

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Nixon's Cheshire Prophecy at Large [Sammelband]
Author: NIXON, Robert; John Collier; Tim Bobbin; Year: 1719
Publisher: James Roberts; Sowler and Russell; The Booksellers; Dust Jacket: No
Place: Manchester & London Signed: No

[4 Manchester pamphlets & Map] [4] pp 5-32; pp xii; pp 66; pp 74, viii. A collection of Manchester pamphlets, concluding with an early printing of Nixon's Cheshire Prophecy from 1719. The collecti...

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Northanger Abbey
Author: Jane Austen Year: 1893
Publisher: J M Dent and Company Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

viii, pp 1-245, 3 plates. The 1893 Dent edition of the classic Jane Austen novel with three very appealing illustrations by the artist William C Cooke. Each plate is protected by a tissue guard. The ...

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Portraits and Memoirs [Collection Engravings]
Author: LODGE, Edmund, Goldar, J Taylor Year: 1828
Publisher: William Nicol, Shakespere Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

95 engraved portraits originally issued in fascicules by Edmund Lodge, found here bound in Victorian half cloth over marbled boards. The original title of the magazine has been laid down on the upper ...

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Proceedings Relative to Lieut.Knox's Conduct
Author: KNOX, Thomas [General Robert Melville] Year: 1800
Publisher: A Wilson Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[5] vi-xvi [1] pp 2-95 [1] Thomas Knox's defence of his role in the bizarre 1797 action against invading French troops at Fishguard in Wales, commonly referred to as the last invasion of Britain. The ...

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River Angling for Salmon and Trout
Author: John Younger Year: 1864
Publisher: J and J Rutherfurd; William Blackwood Dust Jacket: No
Place: Kelso, Edinburgh Signed: No

[frontispiece] pp 220 The 1864 edition of this angling classic in a very crisp example of the publisher's binding with blind and gilt decorations to the boards; 1865 ownership signature of Edmund Oatr...

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Sämmtliche Werke
Author: Jean Paul Year: 1861
Publisher: G Reimer Dust Jacket: No
Place: Belin, Germany Signed: No

34 volumes in 12 handsomely bound sturdy blue buckram volumes with gilt spine lettering and speckled edges. The bindings are about very good with a little wear to extremities; internally the text is n...

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The American's Guide
Author: Inscribed by H S Chapman Year: 1832
Publisher: Towar and Hogan Dust Jacket: No
Place: Philadelphia, USA Signed: No

[3] pp 4-430 [1] A compilation of Federal and State constitutions from 1832. Beginning with the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and US Constitution, this volume continues with a...

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The Annals of Yorkshire [serial publication]
Author: Joseph Johnson Year: 1864
Publisher: Joseph Johnson Dust Jacket: No
Place: Leeds Signed: No

Nos 10-20 Eleven individual volumes from the Leeds periodical publication of Mayhall's Yorkshire Annals, comprising the last issue of what would become volume I of the book and all ten issues which ma...

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The Book of Common Prayer
Author: N/A Year: 1772
Publisher: T Wright and W Gill, Printers to the University Dust Jacket: No
Place: Oxford Signed: No

A prettily bound octavo Book of Common Prayer in contemporary crimson sheep with gilt decoration, marbled endpapers and gilt, if faded, edges. The 1775 ownership signature of 'Eliz. Wharton Old Park' ...

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The Burnley Tune-Book, a New Manual
Author: N/A Year: 1875
Publisher: F Pitman Dust Jacket: No
Place: London [Burnley, Lancashire] Signed: No

pp 330 A very respectable copy of the Burnley collection of hymn tunes, chants, kyries and glorias, with an introduction dated 1875 explaining that the book was published as a response to 'the rapid s...

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The Heckmondwike Herald
Author: N/A Year: 1940
Publisher: The Heckmondwike Herald Dust Jacket: No
Place: Heckmondwike Signed: No

An original full-size wooden newspaper hoarding with the Heckmondwike Herald poster from Friday May 24th 1940 still present. The hoarding which was handed down by the family which owned the newspaper...

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The High-way Woman
Author: Marcy Clay Year: 1810
Publisher: J Sturt Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[J Sturt] [1810], [engraved frontispiece] [2] pp 1-11 [1] An early nineteenth century typographic facsimile of the Life and Death of Marcy Clay, reproducing a 1665 text not listed in Wing which ...

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The Naturalist's Library: Ornithology. Parrots
Author: PRIDEAUX, John Selby; William Jardine [editor] Year: 1845
Publisher: W H Lizars Dust Jacket: No
Place: Edinburgh Signed: No

pp 208 [32 plates] The parrots volume of The Naturalist's Library complete with 32 hand coloured plates engraved by Edward Lear. Bound in textured red cloth, yellow coated end-papers, frontispiece of ...

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The Navy List Corrected to 1836 [Earl Minto's copy
Author: MINTO, Earl of, Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound Year: 1836
Publisher: John Murray Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 176 The First Lord of the Admiralty's own copy of the 1836 Navy List. Bound in navy blue straight grain morocco with a gilt panel to both covers and 'Earl Minto' in gilt capital letters to both cov...

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The Progress of the Pilgrim Good-Intent
Author: Mary Ann Burges Year: 1803
Publisher: John Hatchard Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

viii, pp 1-191 [1] Adverts. A sequel to The Pilgrim's Progress which has been inscribed on the endpaper by the author to her friend: 'A Elliott from the Author'. Mary Ann Burges and Anne Elliot were p...

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The Stately Homes of England. Illustrated
Author: JEWITT, Llewellyn, S C Hall Year: 1881
Publisher: Reeves and Turner Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

The two volume edition of Jewitt and Hall's Stately Homes of England in a very attractive green gilt cloth binding. The books are very good with bright cloth and decorations and all edges gilt. There ...

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The Trend of Petroleum Production
Author: MILNER, Henry B Year: 1927
Publisher: The Mining Magazine Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

A signed offprint by the mining and petroleum expert Henry B Milner. The author has dedicated the pamphlet in the top corner of the front cover: 'A H Wells Esq BSc. With the Author's Compliments'. I...

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The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English
Author: PLAYFORD, John, Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins Year: 1738
Publisher: A Pearson, Richard Ware Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[frontispiece] [2] pp 307 [1 advert] John Playford's Psalms from 1738, bound in contemporary sheep, rubbed to edges with a little loss at the bottom of the front panel near the spine. Binding is sound...

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Ville De Bruxelles Des Paratonnerres a Pointes
Author: Louis Henri Frederic Melsens Year: 1877
Publisher: Hayez Dust Jacket: No
Place: Bruxelles, Brussels Signed: No

pp 158 [19 plates] A study of Brussels' lightning conductors dating from 1877 with 19 plates. The book is in stiff, printed covers with old tape reinforcement to the edges. An additional article by Me...

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