Railway Mechanical Engineering A Practical Treatise by Engineering Experts. 2 volumes. Monochrome plates, folding charts (all present as called for).
HALLAM, Henry. Introduction to the Literature of Europe, In the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries. 3 volumes. PROVENANCE: John F. Matthews (armorial bookplate to front pastedowns). Larger 8vo. London: John Murray, 1847.
STEPHENS, W.R.W. The Life and Letters of Walter Farquhar Hook D.D. F.R.S. 2 volumes, frontispieces to both volumes. PROVENANCE: W. Carnelley, Fallowfield, Manchester (bookplate to front pastedowns). William Carnelley, (1823-1919) was a senior director and chairman of Rylands & Sons Ltd., one of the most important cotton manufacturers in Manchester during the 19th century. Throughout his 96 year life Carnelley was spinner, dyer, weaver, book-keeper, cashier, salesman, and buyer, eventually becoming director and then chairman of Rylands & Son. Walter Farquhar Hook ( 1798 -1875), was an eminent Victorian high churchman. 8vo. London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1878.
HAWKINS, Edward (1780-1867). Augustus W. Franks, Herbert A. Grueber. Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland to the Death of George II. 2 volumes. Frontispiece to volume 1, frontispiece (bound in facing upwards) to volume 2. Interior: Volume 1 staining to top right hand corner of text block throughout. General age toning to pages in both volumes, a few repairs in clear tape. Exterior: Later brown cloth (blind stamped to both volumes with Library markings). 8vo. London: Printed by the Order of the Trustees of the British Museum, 1885.
COMBE, William (1742-1823). [The Tour of Doctor Syntax] In Search of the Picturesque/Consolation/A Wife. 3 volumes each individually named. Consolation: 24 plates, …Wife: 24 plates + hand coloured engraved title page, Picturesque (spine labelled as ‘lakes’), 31 plates. General Interior: some pages detached, occasional closed tearing and a few historic repairs to blank margins, a number of the plates have been trimmed to fit the binding- including loss to titles under plates, pages age toned, sporadic spotting, foxing, light browning and some old paper repairs to pages in places. Exterior: Contemporary green half calf with marbled boards (worn). 8vo. …Mixed editions: Picturesque: Fourth Edition, London: Ackerman 1813, …Consolation: London- Ackerman, 1820, …Wife: R. Ackerman, [1821- engraved title page trimmed with loss to date].
BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. Comprehending an Account of his Studies and Numerous Works, In Chronological Order. 4 volumes. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Johnson to volume 1. 2 folding tables. Interior: No half titles, occasional spotting, endpapers detaching/detached. Some pages mis-numbered- but present. Occasional tearing with loss to blank margins- not to text. Exterior: Full contemporary calf (boards and spines worn, one board hanging by a thread, boards loose/ detaching on other volumes). 8vo. London: J. Richardson & Co, 1823.
York Cathedral [York Minster]. Beautiful book of plates. HALFPENNY, Joseph. Gothic Ornaments in the Cathedral Church of York. , . 105 engraved plates. [monochrome plates, 2 of which are in colour]. Interior: staining to lower margins throughout, pages age toned. Exterior: later quarter green morocco with marbled boards (worn). Folio. York: John and George Todd, 1831.
Sir Anthony Coningham Stirling’s (Crimea Campaign) copy- SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY Sir William Stirling Maxwell. MAXWELL, William Stirling (1818-78). The Chief Victories of the Emperor Charles The Fifth Designed By Martin Heemskerck In M.D. L. V. Xxxvi, 91, . Beautifully illustrated throughout, decorative endpapers. Interior: some occasional light soiling. Binding: Publisher’s yellow and black pictorial cloth (some wear). Folio. London and Edinburgh: Privately Printed For The Editor, 1870.