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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.
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??)
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.
[Tennyson]. Poems. MDCCCXXX. – MDCCCXXXIII. 1862.£90.00
[TENNYSON, Alfred Lord]. Poems. MDCCCXXX. —-MDCCCXXXIII. Pages uncut (Occasional light spotting and light staining). Original blue wrappers (creasing and light stains to covers). 8vo. [Toronto]: Privately printed, 1862.
The Coronation Tattoo Aldershot. Official Programme. 1937.£12.00
Royal Interest – The Coronation Tattoo Aldershot. Official Programme. (1937). 40pp. Produced for the Coronation of King George VI. Condition: spotting to covers, staples rusted, some wear. 4to (size), Aldershot, Gale & Polden Ltd, 1937.
Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland… 1885.£85.00
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.
Stratford-upon-Avon. The Official Guide. [c. 1939-45].£10.00
Stratford-Upon-Avon The Official Guide. Monochrome photographic frontispiece of The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. 76pp. Interior: Generally clean, occasional foxing-(including to title page). Binding: Publisher’s tan and red pictorial wrappers (staples rusted- offsetting on to map at the centre), wear to wrappers. 8vo. Cheltenham; Ed. J. Burrow & Co., [no date c. 1939-45].
Half Hours With The Telescope. 1889.£70.00
Sir Patrick Moore’s Copy. PROCTOR, R.A. (1837-88). Half Hours With The Telescope. Viii, 109 pp. 7 plates (including folding map). Interior: Spotting throughout, some wear to tissue guards, some trimming affecting headings of plates. Exterior: Publisher’s green pictorial cloth, gilt (wear, staining and fading, corner’s bumped). Small 8vo. London: W.H. Allen & Co., 1889.
Poor Jack. .£20.00
MARRYAT, Captain [Frederick] (1792-1848). S.H. Vedder (Illustrations). Poor Jack. 6 plates (mis-bound but present). Viii, 346, [22 pp. adverts], pp. Interior: Pages age toned, occasional spotting. Sheet of publisher’s adverts tipped in on front endpaper (tearing to advert page, endpapers slightly soiled). Exterior: Publisher’s brown, pink and gilt pictorial cloth (light wear and rubbing). 8vo. London: Walter Scott Limited, [no date c.1896- publisher’s adverts at rear dated 1896].
Treatise on Spikenard of the Ancients .£60.00
HATCHETT, Charles (1765-1847). The Spikenard of the Ancients. , 21,  pp. Folding plate depicting “Nardis Indica”. Interior: Pages age toned, pages heavily creased in places with soiling. Title page issued as half title-imprint/colophon of ‘William Nicol’ on the verso. Exterior: Publisher’s purple cloth (faded, upper board detached, spine cover/backstrip lacking). PRESENTATION COPY: “To Viscount Sidmouth – from the Author”. 4to.[London : Printed by W. Nicol 1836].
Peronnik the Fool. 1933.£110.00
MOORE, George (1852-1933); Stephen Gooden (1892-1955). Peronnik the Fool. Engraved title page, 8 engravings (including two full page engravings). Interior: Occasional foxing and spotting, old glue staining to endpapers. Exterior: Publisher’s vellum, lettered in gilt (some wear, lacking original slipcase). LIMITED EDITION OF 525 COPIES, SIGNED BY GEORGE MOORE AND STEPHEN GOODEN, OF WHICH THIS COPY IS NUMBER 232. 4to. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1933.
The Fleet Its River, Prison, and Marriages. 1888.£55.00
ASHTON, John (1834-1911). The Fleet Its River, Prison, and Marriages. Folding frontispiece, engraved title page, illustrations within the text, folding map at the rear (last panel of map is detached but present, chipping and staining to corners of map). Xvi, 385pp. Interior: Sporadic spotting and foxing. Exterior: Publisher’s pink/red pictorial cloth (Wear- tearing and fraying). 8vo. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1888.
The Tour of Doctor Syntax. [c. 1821]£300.00
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].
The American Revolution. [Vol 1: 1899, Vols 2 & 3: 1903].£125.00
TREVELYAN, Sir George Otto (1838-1928). The American Revolution. 3 volumes: The American Revolution Part 1 1766-1776, The American Revolution Part 2 (in 2 volumes). V1:XI, 468, V2: X, 384, V3: Vii, 374 pp. 3 folding maps. Interior: Occasional light spotting. Some tearing to maps. Exterior: Red/plum crushed, half morocco. Binding by Riviere & Son. (boards detached, others loosening, spine coverings/backstrips on volumes detached -on one side, rubbing/wear to covers/spines and joints). 8vo. London: Longmans, Green and Company, [Vol 1: 1899, Vols 2 & 3: 1903].
The Life of Samuel Johnson… 1823.£100.00
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.
The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood. [c. 1880s]£30.00
The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood. Edited, With a Critical Memoir, by William Michael Rossetti. First Series. 8 plates (trimming with loss to headings). Xxxi, , 400, [16pp. adverts] pp. Interior: Pages age toned, occasional spotting and foxing. Exterior: Contemporary red calf with pebbled boards (light wear). 8vo. London: Ward, Lock, and Co., [c.1880s].
Corpus Doctrinae Christianae Ecclesiarium… 1623.£250.00
Early 17th Century Book in Contemporary Binding- Wodehouse Provenance. URSINI, Dr. Zachariae; David Parei. Corpus Doctrinae Christianae Ecclesiarium à Papatu Reformatarum, Continens Explicationes Catecheticas. , [blank], 946, [blank], 240pp. Interior: Some browning and soiling, pages age toned, some staining. Bottom right-hand corner of text block has been singed/burnt affecting about a third of the book with loss to blank margins, characters and catch-words. Perhaps singed by a candle?! Front and rear endpaper partially removed, lacking paste-downs. Exterior: Contemporary 17th century calf, (worn). PROVENANCE: Wodehouse Kimberly 1838 (inscription to armorial bookplate inside on front board ). Possible connection to P.G. Wodehouse family. 8vo. Bremae, 1623.
Christmas In Many Lands. [c. 1891]£25.00
SCANNELL, Florence; Edith. Scannell. Christmas In Many Lands. Four stories: “The Highwaymen Christmas In England”, “Jean Noel Christmas In France”, “Golden Wings Christmas In Germany”, “The Pifferari Christmas In Italy”. Illustrated throughout. 32, 32, 32, 32 pp. Interior: Light soiling and some marks, front endpaper detached and chipped. Exterior: Binding- a little loose, text block split in places. Yellow, cloth with worn pictorial illustration- cloth worn. 8vo. Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh. [no date c. 1891].
COMMONPLACE BOOK- [c.1924-1939].£50.00
COMMONPLACE BOOK- [c.1924-1939]. An oblong 8vo. Including quotes, jottings and sketches.
Gothic Ornaments in the Cathedral Church of York. 1831.£140.00
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.