Scarce 1860s work on marine steam-engines- MAIN, Thomas J; Thomas Brown. Questions On Subjects Connected With The Marine Steam-Engine, and Examination Papers, With Hints For Their Solution. 8vo. London: Longman and Co., 1863. PROVENANCE: Joseph Blackburn (signature to front endpaper, dated 1864).
BAILLIE, Robert. (1602 – 1662) Letters and Journals Containing an Impartial Account of Public Transactions, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Military, In England and Scotland, from the beginning of the Civil Wars, in 1637, to the year 1662: A Period, perhaps most remarkable and interesting in the British History. 8vo. Edinburgh: William Creech and William Grat, 1775.
WARTON, Joseph (1722-1800). An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope. 2 volumes. Frontispiece to both volumes, MS plate (depicting handwriting). Interior: pages age toned, staining to frontispieces, paste-downs and endpapers, trimming to frontispieces (with minor loss), pp. 311-314 (volume 2) trimmed with loss to a few lines of text and a few catchwords. Binding: Contemporary calf (worn, corners bumped). 8vo. London: W.J. & J. Richardson, 1806.
DIBDIN, James C. (1856-1901). Scottish Border Life A Series of Original Sketches. (Sporadic light spotting). Publisher’s red and green pictorial cloth (faded, rubbed). Some pages uncut. 8vo. London: Methuen and Co., 1897.
[BELOE, William. (1756-1817)]. The Sexagenarian: or, The Recollections of a Literary Life. 2 volumes. (Occasional light spotting, occasional light soiling, occasional browning, one old paper repair at blank margin of a page, some tearing with minor loss to blank margins in places-without loss to text, otherwise a good copy). Contemporary half calf with marbled boards, red morocco title labels to spine, some wear to calf). 8vo. London: F.C and J. Rivington, 1818.
TAPLIN, William. (?1740-1807). The Gentleman’s Stable Directory; or, Modern System of Farriery. 2 volumes. Engraved frontispiece to volume 1. Volume 1 is a twelfth edition, volume 2 a slightly earlier edition (In the majority of cases this two volume set appears to be formed of mixed editions- therefore not an unusual thing). (No half title to volume 1, occasional light spotting, light occasional browning, some creasing to endpapers). Full contemporary calf with red morocco title labels to spines (calf rubbed). 8vo. Volume 1: London, G.G. J. & J. Robinson, 1793. Volume 2: London: J. Kearsley, 1791
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. ANNAND TAYLOR, Rachel (1876-1960). Leonardo The Florentine. 9 plates. (Occasional light spotting to text). Publisher’s blue cloth (corners bumped, minor wear) with cream pictorial dust-jacket (torn with loss, visible old paper repairs to front, spine and lower part of jacket). London: Richards Press, 1927.
A handsome two volume set. SANDFORD, John. Remains of The Late Right Reverend Daniel Sanford, D.D. Oxon. 2 volumes, volume two is uncut (Occasional damp staining, occasional light spotting). Contemporary green cloth (faded, rubbed, text block splitting in places, but on the whole binding still firm). Edinburgh, Waugh & Innes, 1830.
Rare 2 volume set with additional piece of ephemera. SINCLAIR, Rev. John. (1797-1875). Memoirs of the Life and Works of the Late Right Honourable Sir John Sinclair Bart. By His Son The Rev. John Sinclair, M.A. 2 volumes. (Occasional light spotting, occasional tearing). Publisher’s half purple (?)(faded) cloth, with paper title labels to spines (text blocks broken in places throughout both volumes, bindings loose). Vol 1: , vi, ii, 362. Vol 2: , ii, 427 pp. 8vo. London: William Blackwood, 1837.
[HOUSTOUN, Matilda Charlotte] (1811-92). Mrs. HOUSTOUN. The Poor of the Period. 2 volumes. (Occasional light soiling and spotting, some tearing, front-end paper of volume 2 torn with loss). Publisher’s plum/brown cloth (boards and spines detached)- please see photos for condition. 8vo. London: F. V. White, 1884.