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Image for Arguments In Favour of the practicability of relieving the able-bodied poor by finding employment for them; and of the beneficial consequences of such employment both to the morals of the poor & the national wealth. Addressed to the Committee on the Poor Laws. By Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges Maidstone [MP & literary editor].

Arguments In Favour of the practicability of relieving the able-bodied poor by finding employment for them; and of the beneficial consequences of such employment both to the morals of the poor & the national wealth. Addressed to the Committee on the Poor Laws. By Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges Maidstone [MP & literary editor].

By: BRYDGES, Sir Samuel Egerton.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: [The Pamphleteer Vol 11 No 21, 1817].:

Seller ID: 1030


Still a topical pamphlet. Brydges is best known for his editorial work on early literature. But as MP for Maidstone he was actively involved both with the Copyright Bill and with the poor laws. First issued separately Bensley for Longmans 1817. View more info

Caffyns Ltd : Motorists [sic] Maps of England & Wales.

By: CAFFYNS Ltd.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: No publisher, no date [c. 1930].:

Seller ID: 9299


Rare : no copy listed in COPAC, which otherwise lists only one other Caffyn publication. Caffyns was the major Motor Car Engineers for the whole of Sussex. The text here details their eight branches - at Eastbourne, Bexhill, Brighton, Haywards Heath, Heathfiled, Hove, Lewes and Worthing - with superb illustrations of all their state-of-the-art period premises and numerous gleaming period automobiles. View more info

Image for How Markets Fail : the logic of economic calamities.

How Markets Fail : the logic of economic calamities.

By: CASSIDY, John.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2009.:

Seller ID: 9547


An excellent and easily read explanatory narrative of the financial crash that began in 2007, together with an exposure of its cultural and historical roots from Adam Smith to Alan Greenspan. The author, John Cassidy, is an award-winning writer for The New Yorker and the Sunday Times. First published in the same year in the USA by Farrar, Starus & Giroux. View more info

The Visitor's Guide To The Town and Neighbourhood of Great Yarmouth.

By: GREAT YARMOUTH.

Price: £110.00

Publisher: Great Yarmouth, Cooper 1853.:

Seller ID: 8489


Scarce. No copies located in any British library. View more info

Ferns

By: GROUNDS, Roger.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Pelham Books 1974.:

Seller ID: 9480


'The first definitive book to appear on this subject since the height of the Victorian fern craze. It is devoted not only to the ferns of the British Isles and other varieties, but also to the ferns of the other temperate regions of the world, including the North American continent and Australasia, and their varieties'. View more info

How To Repel Invasion. The Rural Police of England an auxiliary to Rifle Corps, in Two Letters to Arthur Kinglake Esq., Justice of the Peace for Somerset, by Edward Hardy, R.N., Inspecting Commander, Coast Guard, Bristol Channel. Second Edition.

By: HARDY, Edward.

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hardwicke [1859].:

Seller ID: 1083


A rare pamphlet in the controversial National Defence scare. Hardy had been a naval officer involved in British assistance to Garibaldi : at this time he was an Inspecting Commander of the Bristol Channel coast guard. *** The British Library is the only library to hold a copy of the 1st Edition, which was issued in the same year. Copies of this 2nd Edition are held only by the BL, the Bodleian in Oxford, and Cambridge University Library. The NUC records only one copy he... View more info

The British Flora : comprising the phaenogamous or flowering plants, and the ferns. The Second Edition, with additions and corrections.

By: HOOKER, William Jackson.

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Rees &c 1831.:

Seller ID: 9512


This copy with an elegant inscription in Latin on a blank prelim presenting the book as a prize to Alexander Simpson from James Davidson for his studies in Natural History at Marischal College, Aberdeen, dated April 1839. *** Sir William Jackson Hooker 1785 - 1865 was one of the outstanding botanists of the period. He was born and educated in Norwich, and became Professor of Botany at Glasgow University and the first Director of Kew Gardens in London. *** 'The presen... View more info

Image for Ecole De Cavalerie : contenant la connoissance, l'instruction et la conservation du cheval. Par M. de la Gueriniere, Ecuyer du Roi.

Ecole De Cavalerie : contenant la connoissance, l'instruction et la conservation du cheval. Par M. de la Gueriniere, Ecuyer du Roi.

By: HORSEMANSHIP : La Gueriniere.

Price: £900.00

Publisher: Paris, par La Compagnie 1769.:

Seller ID: 7141


Last French Edition of the classic French work on horsemanship. First published in 1731 in two small-format 16mo vols : in 1736 the first 8vo Edition was issued : and in its 1733 Folio Edition it is considered one of the most beautiful French books on the horse. It was later translated into many different languages and for long remained highly influential throughout Europe. See Brunet. See Mennessier : Bib Hippique. View more info

Familiar Wild Flowers : Series 1 - 7 : with coloured plates.

By: HULME, F. Edward.

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co 1902.:

Seller ID: 9506


Hulme's major work, issued in parts from 1878 to 1909. Each flower is illustrated with a full-page colour plate : its form and varieties are described, as are its habitat and medicinal uses. Hulme attended what is now the Royal College of Art, and subsequently taught drawing at Marlborough College and at King's College, London. In 1869 he was elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society. View more info

The Industrial Resources Of Ireland.

By: IRELAND : Sir Robert Kane.

Price: £90.00

Publisher: Dublin UP for Hodges & Smith 1844.:

Seller ID: 2199


Important book on 'the development of industries in Ireland . and the various sources of fuel, water-power, mines, agriculture & manufactures' [DNB]. Goldsmith 33577. View more info

[Volume of Victorian Family Photographs c.1860s].

By: Lonsdale, John Smith, photographer.

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, Lonsdale [c.1860s].:

Seller ID: 9536


A series of single-figure studio portraits by John Smith Lonsdale, who advertises himself here as : Artist & Photographer, 100 Fleet Street, London E.C. *** Lonsdale was born in Scotland in 1829, and seems to have worked only briefly as a photographer : from 1863 - 1864 in his Fleet Street studio, and from 1864 - 1869 at 54 Chancery Lane. He also had a brief career as a portrait painter 1866 - 1867. Lonsdale died at St Pancras in London in 1897. *** Photographs by Lo... View more info

Ruins Of Many Lands [Petra : Egypt : the Americas : Indian rock temples : Verona Amphitheatre &c &c]. A Descriptive Poem [with extensive notes in prose].

By: MICHELL, Nicholas of Cornwall.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, William Tegg & Co 1849.:

Seller ID: 1115


The scarce First Edition of a long poetical work comprising 'Descriptions of nearly all the existing remains of ancient peoples & kingdoms in the old & new world' [DNB] : arranged in three sections as Ruins of the Dark Era, the Classical Era, and Miscellaneous Ages respectively : and with very extensive prose notes. *** Michell 1807 - 1880 was a Cornish writer encouraged by Thomas Campbell & other literati. This is his first successful book : by 1875 it had run through s... View more info

The Stones Of Venice : Introductory Chapters and Local Indices (printed separately) for the use of travellers while staying in Venice and Verona. Vol 1 the 3rd Edition (revised) 1884. Vol 2 the 2nd Edition 1885.

By: RUSKIN, John.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Orpington, Kent, George Allen 1884 & 1885.:

Seller ID: 9505


Pocket Edition - edited down by Ruskin himself - of the original very extensive text of The Stones Of Venice. View more info

The Field Of Waterloo : a poem [BOUND WITH] Europe : lines on the present war by Reginald Heber [BOUND WITH] The Gentleman's Magazine January 1822 *and* Feb 1822. By Sylavanus Urban, gent.

By: SCOTT, Sir Walter : and Reginald Heber.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Scott's Field Of Waterloo, Edinburgh, Constable &c 1815 : Heber's Europe, London, Hatchard 1809 : Gentleman's Magazine, London, John Nichols 1822.:

Seller ID: 9288


Scott was fascinated by Napoleon and later wrote a 7-volume biography of him. This famous poem resulted from Scott's trip to the site of Waterloo - in fact his very first trip abroad - a mere six weeks after the battle. The proceeds of the poem went to support the dependents of those who had been slaughtered there. 'Like many of his generation, he saw the Emperor's defeat by Wellington as the decisive moment of history. At Waterloo, Scott found the ground still torn with... View more info

Southern Baroque Revisited.

By: SITWELL, Sacheverell.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1967.:

Seller ID: 8219


Inscribed by Sacheverell Sitwell to Patrick Hadley thus : 'For Paddy with love and all good wishes from Sachie. 21 October 1967'. View more info

The Uses and Abuses of Domestic Animals.

By: SMITH, William.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Jarrold & Sons [1887].:

Seller ID: 9531


Scarce children's book : only 3 copies located in Copac. * A relatively early example of Animal Rights in which Smith states 'man's duty towards all animals kept by him for his use, comfort or pleasure - not forgetting to show the many unnecessary sufferings that are caused to these poor dumb creatures by men and children, through want of thought for, and utter ignorance of, their nature, habits, and requirements.' With chapters on the avoidance of cruelty to many com... View more info

Our Life In The Swiss Highlands.

By: SYMONDS, John Addington.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Black 1892.:

Seller ID: 7694


Essays by Symonds and his daughter Margaret. Includes much on Davos : also A Four Days' Sleigh-Drive : Swiss Athletic Sports : and Tobogganing On A Glacier. View more info

The Gardener's Assistant : Practical and Scientific. A guide to the formation and management of the kitchen, fruit and flower garden &c &c.

By: THOMPSON, Robert.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son [1859].:

Seller ID: 9515


With 12 superb hand-coloured plates as issued : and with 268 woodcut illustrations in the text of plants, layouts, greenhouses, tools and other equipment. *** The hand-coloured plates [engraved by Thomas Dick and by J. W. Lowry] are by Augustus Innes Baker Withers 1792 - 1869, one of the outstanding illustrators of the day. She contributed to many famous works including Bateman's Orchidaceae of Mexico, and Maund's The Botanist. She was appointed Flower Painter in Ordin... View more info