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Holidays on High Lands… 1869.£50.00
MACMILLAN, Rev. Hugh. Holidays on High Lands; or, Rambles and Incidents In Search of Alpine Plants. (Pages age toned, occasional spotting and foxing). Publisher’s blue pictorial cloth, gilt (wear to cloth, corners bumped, spine cocked). 8vo. London: Macmillan and Co. 1869.
Scottish Border Life A Series of Original Sketches. 1897.£30.00
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.
The Raven and The Dove. 1822.£70.00
[LYTTLETON- CAMERON, Lucy]. The Raven and The Dove. By the Author of ‘’The Two Lambs”, “Margaret Whyte, “ &c. Engraved frontispiece, other engravings within the text (Sporadic soiling, pages age toned, occasional spotting). Publisher’s olive/grey wrappers (chipping with loss, soiling to covers, covers detaching). 36pp. 8vo. Wellington, Salop, F. Houlston and Son., 1822.
Health and Success In Business… 1892.£50.00
WILLIAMSON, John. Health and Success In Business: How Lost: How Recovered. A Personal Experience. Addressed To Business Men. By A Business Man. Monochrome photographic frontispiece, (presumably of the author?). (Title page detached, first few pages loose, occasional marks, browning and spotting). Publisher’s dark red cloth, lettered in silver (some wear, staining). Includes the 8pp. (With two plates) supplement bound in at the rear: “Dyspepsia: Its Cure, and How it is Applied. Being a Supplement to “Health and Success in Business. How Lost: How Recovered”. [With] pink printed slip bound in. 8vo. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & co., 1892. Rare Victorian Self Help Book.
The Cinder Path. 2009.£15.00
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. MOTION, Andrew (1952-) The Cinder Path. (text clean and bright). Publisher’s blue boards (light wear) with purple pictorial dust-wrapper (creasing to rear panel of jacket and light wear). 8vo. London: Faber & Faber, 2009.
Observations On Modern Gardening. 1770.£1,200.00
Rare influential gardening book from the Library of Josiah Wedgwood with Wedgwood’s Bookplate. [WHATELY, Thomas (1726-72)]. Observations On Modern Gardening, Illustrated by Descriptions. Second Edition (occasional light spotting). Contemporary calf (spine chipped with loss, joints and inner hinges split, binding a little frail, boards loose, wearing to calf). , 257,  pp. 8vo. London: T. Payne, 1770.
A Literary Chronicle of Half A Century. 1888.£55.00
PRESENTATION COPY to publisher Thomas Norton Longman. FRANCIS, John C. John Francis Publisher of The Athenaeum: A Literary Chronicle of Half A Century. 2 volumes. Frontispieces to both volumes (frontispiece and opening pages of volume 2 detached, occasional light spotting). Publisher’s green cloth, (wear and some tearing, text block splitting in places). 8vo. London: Richard Bentley, 1888.
The Sexagenarian: or, The Recollections of a Literary Life. 1818.£75.00
[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.
The Gentleman’s Stable Directory… 1793.£130.00
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
The Baltic & American Ship-Master’s Assistant… 1812.£180.00
AN EXTREMELY RARE, SEEMINGLY UNRECORDED, EDITION. [ANON]. The Baltic & American Ship-Master’s Assistant, and Owner’s Calculator: containing an account of the course of exchange, weights, and measures, in the principal ports in the Baltic: Tables, of the weights at Petersburgh, &c. &c. reduced to English Tons, Hundreds, Quarters, &c. also for shewing any number of Deals reduced to Standard Deals, in all the ports of Russia, Sweden, and Prussia, and at Dram, Christiana, and the southern ports of Norway: Together with tables shewing the loads, feet & inches, contained in any Quantity of Dantzic Deal, Plank, &c. to which is added tables Whereby the freight of any Number of Loads of Timber, Barrels of Tar, &c. may be had. Also tables shewing the Wages of Seamen, from one day to six months. , 93,  pp. 8vo. R. Blachford, 114, Minories, London. North Shields: Printed by T. Appleby. 1812 (changed by hand to 1818??)
Baby Hand Book. The Hare and Many Friends. [c. 1853.]£95.00
Very rare children’s juvenile book from the [Two Penny] Baby Hand Book [Series]. [ANON]. Baby Hand Book. The Hare and Many Friends. 8 hand-coloured, woodcut engravings. (Occasional light spotting). Publishers yellow printed wrappers (light wear). 8vo. London: Webb, Millington & Co., [no date, c. 1853].
Garden Warfare. [no date, circa 1952].£15.00
[ANON]. Garden Warfare. (Pages lightly age toned, one or two creases/turned pages, otherwise very good). Publisher’s monochrome photographic and red pictorial dust wrappers. 32pp. 8vo. Boots Pure Drug Company Ltd., [no date, circa 1952].
The City; or, The Physiology of London Business; with Sketches On ‘Change, and at the Coffee Houses. 1845.£500.00
Very RARE FIRST EDITION. [EVANS, David Morier]. (1819-74). The City; or, The Physiology of London Business; with Sketches On ‘Change, and at the Coffee Houses. XII, 211, , [4:adverts] pp. (Occasional light spotting, a few tears (without loss to text). Publisher’s brown/purple cloth (cloth faded, spine re-backed using later cloth, corners bumped, later endpapers and pastedowns). Otherwise good. 8vo. London: Baily Brothers, Exchange Buildings, 1845.
The English Garden: A Poem. 1812.£100.00
Charming early 19th Century Book: The English Garden. Charles Kingsley’s copy (Father of The Water-Babies author??) MASON, William. (1725-97). The English Garden: A Poem. In Four Books. Portrait frontispiece of Rev. W. Mason. (No half title, light spotting/foxing throughout, pages lightly browned). Contemporary red half calf (upper board detached including front-end paper, part of backstrip (spine cover) detached, calf and boards worn). 8vo. London: M. Jones, 1812.
Hacky & Markey: Being The Adventures of Hacky Daniel & Markey Retchatts… 1855.£60.00
SIGNATURE next to the printed sentence: ‘’N.B. Every genuine copy is signed by the Author” is presumably the signature of TREGELLAS. TREGELLAS, L.T. (1792-1863 ). Hacky & Markey: Being The Adventures of Hacky Daniel & Markey Retchatts, Two Cornish Miners, Who Went Further To Sea Than They Intended and Encountered A Floating Regiment of What They Called….To Which Are Adde Their Extraordinary Confessions. , 22,  pp. Frontispiece (Pages soiled and a little grubby, some pages detached, sporadic spotting). Contemporary blue wrappers with white (now browned) title label (wrappers torn with loss, worn). 8vo. Penzance, F. T. Vibert, 1855.
Evenings In Boston. 1827.£60.00
BLAKE, John Lauris. Evenings in Boston. Frontispiece 120,  pp. Interior: Browning to pages, some staining. Exterior: Publisher’s quarter, pictorial boards (heavy stain to upper board, corners bumped, worn). PROVENANCE: “Charles E Miller from his affectionate grand-mother Hannah Miller…1828”. 8vo. Boston, Bowles and Dearborn, 1827.
Memoirs of the Life and Works of the Late Right Honourable Sir John Sinclair Bart. 1837.£140.00
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.
Mrs. HOUSTOUN. The Poor of the Period. 1884£40.00
[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.
A commemorative discourse pronounced at Quincy, Mass …. 1840.£25.00
WHITNEY, George. A COMMEMORATIVE DISCOURSE Pronounced at QUINCY, MASS., 25 May, 1840, on the Second Centennial Anniversary of the Ancient Incorporation of the Town. With an appendix. Pamphlet. , 71,  pp. (Occasional light spotting, some closed tearing, light chipping, first few pages coming loose). Dis-bound (no covers/boards) 8vo. Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1840.