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The English In America.


Price: £175.00

Publisher: Colburn 1851.:

Seller ID: 1081

Condition: First English Edition, First Issue, 2 vols uncut, green cloth gilt. Spines typically faded, couple of tiny pin pricks in upper joint of Vol 2, a few other slight marks to the bindings. Occasional slight dustiness of text and Vol 1 without front free endpaper, but overall an excellent copy. Both volumes are attractively signed by Eliza J. Webley-Parry Jan 1853.

The scarce First Issue of the First English Edition. A late Haliburton work : a critical history of pre-Independence America. This First English Issue is the only version of the book to be issued under this title. It was originally issued in America in the same year when it was provocatively titled Rule And Misrule. Later issues of the English edition reverted to this American version of the title. *** Haliburton 1796 - 1865, a Canadian judge and politician who later retired to England, was the first internationally popular Canadian author thanks to his wise-cracking character Sam Slick, whose... View more info

An Innocent Grows Up.

By: HANCOCK, Norman : John Piper.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Dent 1947:

Seller ID: 9037

Condition: First Edition, gilt cloth & colour illustrated dws. C.pp190, two small and very neat signatures on corner of endpaper, also neat little endpaper booklabel, a fine bright copy. The dws with colour lithograph by John Piper : this is repeated within as a double-spread frontispiece.

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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

Condition: Second Edition, c.pp20, very good in modern wrappers.

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 held in the USA, again only the 2nd Edition as here. View more info

Characteristics : in the manner of Rochefoucault's Maxims. Second Edition. Introductory remarks by [R. H. Horne] the editor of The Monthly Repository.

By: HAZLITT, William : Rochefoucault.

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Templeman 1837.:

Seller ID: 5463

Condition: Variant Issue : Publisher's Escaped Copy.* 2nd Edition : and First Horne Edition, green cloth gilt. C.pp158 uncut, couple of slight marks, excellent bright copy.

'Bitter sarcasms ... cutting truths ... paradoxical & caustic'. Maxims on friendship, love, women &c, written shortly after Hazlitt's famously devastating Liber Amoris love affair. The anonymous 1st Edition of 1823 is 'very scarce' [Keynes]. This muddled copy of the 2nd Edition presumably escaped unnoticed from Templeman's premises. Includes the trimmed 2nd Edition cancel title & single-leaf 2nd Edition Preface as called for : but mistakenly also includes the 1st Edition Preface pp[v]-vii : while excluding Horne's 7pp Introduction. View more info

British Botanical & Horticultural Literature before 1800. Comprising a history & bibliography of botanical & horticultural books printed in England, Scotland & Ireland from the earliest times until 1800.

By: HENREY, Blanche.

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press 1975.:

Seller ID: 9448

Condition: First Edition, 3 Vols, small folios [bindings c.28 x 19 cms], original grey cloth lettered in gilt, neat modern booklabel on front pastedowns. Total c.1235pp, and with 32 colour plates and 162 other illustrations. Gilt cloth just slightly marked, else a very good set.

Superb prize-winning historical and bibliographical work. View more info

The Amateur's Flower Garden. A handy guide to the formation and management of the flower garden and the cultivation of garden flowers. New Edition : revised by T. W. Sanders.

By: HIBBERD, Shirley.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Collingridge 1897.:

Seller ID: 9478

Condition: Green cloth lettered in gilt and illustrated in yellow and blue. Thick 8vo [binding c.18.5 x 12 cms], pp.viii, 348 + [8] advts, some light scattered foxing, binding bit dulled, a good stout copy. With folding coloured frontispiece and many other illustrations in the text, some full-page.

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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

Condition: 2nd Edition, attractive modern calf spine with blue morocco label, over contemporary marbled paper boards and calf-tipped corners. Tall 12mo [binding c. 20.5 x 12 cms], pp.xii, 479, front paste-down with small and very attractive modern woodcut booklabel of a seated classical female figure playing a lute [very much in the style of Vivien Gribble]. Corners and edges of boards a little rubbed or scuffed, blank lower corners of 2 leaves of index nipped away, else a very good copy.

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 present volume may be said to terminate with the Ferns. A future one ... will contain the rest of the Orders of the Class Cryptogam... View more info

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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

Condition: 2 Vols [19.5 x 12 cms], mid 19thC[?] hard-grain calf/morocco gilt in very elegant Regency style, a.e.g. With portrait + 3 large folding plates [linen-backed] + 30 other plates, total c.pp638. Endpaper with simple 18thC armorial bookplate of Sir Henry Hunloke of Wingerworth, Derbyshire, and a small calligraphic modern booklabel. Text & engravings exceptionally clean & crisp, a very fine copy in a handsome Regency-style binding.

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

James Shand.

By: HUTT, Allen.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Wynkyn de Worde Society 1968.:

Seller ID: 9329

Condition: Broadside folded multiple times to form a tall narrow 8vo block, tipped into stiff grey wrappers lettered in black. The inside of the wrappers with a portrait of Shand. Excellent copy of a fragile item.

Scarce keepsake, in a very unusual format, printed by the Shenval Press for the members of the Wynkyn de Worde Society. 'Among the half-dozen great printers in Britain this century', James Shand was the distinguished director of the Shenval Press, editor of a number of highly influential typographical magazines, a pillar of the Double Crown Club, and the first chair of the Wynkyn de Worde Society. View more info

Christmas Cards for 2005 & 2007 by Brenda Berman and Annet Stirling of Incisive Letterwork.

By: INCISIVE LETTERWORK : Brenda Berman and Annet Stirling.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Incisive Letterwork 2005 & 2007.:

Seller ID: 9430

Condition: Together 2 Christmas Cards, one c. 11 x 13 cms; the other c. 7 x 15 cms, both in fine condition.

Both cards with elegant calligraphic designs in colour, and both signed with season's greetings by Brenda Berman and Annet Stirling. 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

Condition: First Edition, gilt cloth neatly rebacked retaining original backstrip. C.pp430, text slightly darkened and just a bit spotted, an excellent stout copy. With the tipped-in errata slip between p.xii and p.1.

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

Wood Magic : a fable. New Impression.

By: JEFFERIES, Richard.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Longmans 1907.:

Seller ID: 9479

Condition: Burgundy cloth, spine elegantly gilt with title and publisher's sailing ship motif. Small 8vo [binding c.19 x 12.5 cms], pp[xii], 379 uncut, small modern booklabel and neat ink note of purchase on reverse of front endpaper, couple of light marks and spine slightly faded, else an excellent attractive copy. With frontispiece and title-page vignette.

With a frontispiece and title-page vignette by Eleanor Vere Boyle, the leading Victorian woman illustrator of the 860s. *** Wood Magic is Jefferies' captivating nature fantasy in which Bevis explores the countryside and its birds and animals, its rivers and winds, all of which can speak to him. Much of the tale involves a fable of the revolt of the animals against the tyrant magpie Capchack. *** First Edition published in 2 Vols in 1881. This Silver Library Edition first issued 1883. View more info

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Early Woodcut Initials: 15th & 16th Century ornamental letters.

By: JENNINGS, Oscar.

Price: £185.00

Publisher: Methuen 1908.:

Seller ID: 1938

Condition: Handsome gilt cloth. Thick 4to, c.pp300 t.e.g., others uncut, binding lightly marked, very good bright copy.

Important pioneering study. With c.120pp intro & commentary + c.180pp illustrating some 1300 woodcut initials. View more info

The Lion & The Farmer : an engraving from Aesop's Fables 1928.

By: JONES, David : Aesop.

Price: £750.00

Publisher: 1928.

Seller ID: 6878

Condition: Copper Engraving [image size c.6.5 x 8cms] attractively mounted & framed in simple lime-washed wood [size c.25.5 x 27cms].

One of only seven engravings from the extremely rare privately issued 1928 Aesop's Fables. Stanley Morison 'had asked David Jones to illustrate with copper engravings some of the Fables of Aesop for a type specimen of the New Hellenic Type (in Greek characters) designed by Scholderer for the Lanston Monotype Corp. This was privately issued in 1928 with seven copper engravings, and is now extremely rare. 150 copies were specified in the colophon; but in one extant copy Morison altered the number to 50, and in another to 30 ... Finally the copper plates were lost in the Blitz that destroyed both... View more info

Space Craft [A Talk with illustrations on Optical Letter Spacing at the Wynkyn de Worde Society, Stationers (sic) Hall Meeting, 19 July 1973].


Price: £30.00

Publisher: Wynkyn de Worde Society 1973.:

Seller ID: 9328

Condition: Sm.8vo booklet c. 16 x 12 cms, with white spiral binding. Comprises illustrated blue & white cover + 13pp text + 12pp illustrations + colophon, all printed on versos only of stiff card. The title card and all the illustrations each preceded by a stiff glassine sheet printed with explanatory captions in red. A fine copy of a delicate item.

Interesting and handsome production on Kindersley's ideas on the optical, rather than the more usual mechanical, spacing of type. View more info

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Marie Laurencin : avec une preface par Marcel Jouhandeau.

By: LAURENCIN : Marcel Jouhandeau.

Price: £190.00

Publisher: Paris, Quatre Chemins 1928.:

Seller ID: 7150

Condition: Wrappers with printed label. Sm.folio, c.24pp text + 5 colour plates + 32 black-&-white plates. Endpaper with handsome small booklabel, wrappers faded to neutral, else very good.

Limited Edition printed by Ducros & Colas on a thick card-like paper : the illustrations printed by Jacomet and by Barry. View more info

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The Invention Of Lithography 1818 : by Alois Senefelder. English translation by J. W. Muller.

By: LITHOGRAPHY : Alois Senefelder.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: New York, Fuchs & Lang 1911.:

Seller ID: 3718

Condition: Gilt cloth bit dulled. 4to, c.pp242 uncut, corner of lower cover bit damp-marked affecting top blank corner of final few leaves. Stout copy, mostly unopened. With tipped-in colour litho portrait + 1 plate of machinery.

Senefelder's own description of his revolutionary invention & its practical application. The First English translation since 1819. 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

Condition: Handsome morocco volume c. 15 x 12 cms containing family photographs. Comprises 23 photo portraits inserted front and back into 12 thick card leaves each printed with gilt arched frames, and bound in dark green morocco handsomely decorated in gilt and blind, the card leaves with all edges gilt, the binding with double brass clasps. In excellent condition.

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 Lonsdale appear to be scarce : the Victoria & Albert Museum locates only one, an 1860s portrait of Alice Marriott, the celebrat... View more info

Winter Dragoncards : Fourteen Poems for Christmas and Winter.

By: MANDEVILLE PRESS : Peter Scupham et al.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Hitchin, The Mandeville Press [1970s].:

Seller ID: 9434

Condition: 14 variously coloured stiff cards + title card, each c. 10.5 x 14.5 cms and each printed with a poem, contained in original green envelope attractively titled in dark red. Excellent condition.

Poems by R. S. Thomas : and by Alexander Bathory-Bikales : Richard Carlile : Dick Davis : David Holbrook : Elma MItchell : John Mole : John Ormond : David Scott : Peter Scupham. This set apparently issued without the poems by Freda Downie, John Mackendrick, Katherine Middleton and George Szirtes : but issued instead with duplicate poems by Bathory-Bikales, Dick Davis and Elma MItchell, and also with a duplicate title card. View more info

From A Letter of T. E. Lawrence.

By: MARDERSTEIG, Giovanni : T. E. Lawrence.

Price: £425.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club, Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni 1959.:

Seller ID: 9314

Condition: Pink wrappers c. 20 x 13.5 cms, with device in grey, c.pp8, a fine copy.

About 100 copies only issued. Printed by Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni in Dante type : for presentation to members of the Double Crown Club at the 150th Dinner. Lawrence's letter of August 1910 discusses the reading of books in general, and in particular the French books in which he was then engrossed. View more info