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An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.

By: GRAY, Thomas.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low &c [1875].:

Seller ID: 9502

Condition: Original green cloth, front cover elegantly and profusely lettered and decorated in black and gilt. Small 8vo [binding c.17.5 x 12 cms], pp26 interleaved with blanks throughout as issued, with all edges of the text block gilt. Very neat early signature on corner of title-page and same lady's extremely neat name stamp on corner of endpaper, with a small attractive modern woodcut booklabel on front paste-down. A fine bright copy with illustrations.


Scarce. See Copac listing only the British Library copy. With 23 woodcut illustrations by Birket Foster, George Thomas and Eleanor Boyle. 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

Condition: First Edition, original blue cloth gilt. Small 8vo [binding c.18 x 11 cms], c.pp108, neat booklabel on endpaper, very slight wear, but a very good copy of a fragile little book. With a folding map + 6 plates.


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

Sixe Idillia 1588 : poems or eclogues by Theocritus translated into English verse. Intro by S. Gaselee.

By: GRIBBLE, Vivien : Stanley Morison : Theocritus.

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Duckworth 1922.:

Seller ID: 4516

Condition: Ruari McLean Copy.* Quarter buckram gilt, illustrated boards, and with dws printed with text & illustration. Slim folio, c.pp60 uncut, endpapers darkened as always, some wear to edge of lower board at two places. With numerous woodcut illustrations & decorations by Vivien Gribble.


350 copies on hmp: numbered & signed by Gribble. Designed by Stanley Morison who finally chose the unusual Cloister Old Style types after some seven trial settings. Vivien Gribble's first book illustrations. Very attractive and rather uncommon book. This copy with the neat typographical bookplate of Ruari McLean, typographer and historian of book design. View more info

Ferns

By: GROUNDS, Roger.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Pelham Books 1974.:

Seller ID: 9480

Condition: First Edition, green buckram gilt, with slightly worn illustrated dustwrappers. Small 4to [binding c.22.5 x 18 cms], pp264, small attractive modern booklabel on front pastedown [mainly hidden behind dustwrapper flap], a very good copy. Includes 61 illustrations in the text : and with 16pp colour plates showing 22 subjects.


'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

The English In America.

By: HALIBURTON, T. C.

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 ret... 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 he... 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... 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 Dance Of Death : Lyons 1538] Les Simulachres & Historiees Faces De La Mort.

By: HOLBEIN.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: [Manchester, Holbein Society 1869].:

Seller ID: 7649

Condition: Facsimile Edition [see note], rebound in modern brown cloth. Sq.8vo, c.pp52 uncut, endpapers darkened, else excellent. French text : with vignette title + decorative colophon + opening initials + 41 woodcut illustrations.


One of the most famous illustrated books of the French Renaissance. This first complete Facsimile Edition was issued by the Holbein Society with an English translation and introduction by Henry Green : these are not included in this copy. 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

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 presen... 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

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

By: HULME, F. Edward.

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co 1902.:

Seller ID: 9506

Condition: Complete in 7 Vols, publisher's simple green bobbled cloth, spines ruled in blind and lettered in gilt. 8vos [bindings c.19.5 x 13 cms], couple of boards a trifle patchy, Vol 1 more so. Internally very bright and attractive. Each volume with 40 colour plates and 80 text illustrations [total c.280 colour plates and 560 illustrations].


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

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 f... 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 Mo... View more info