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Flowers That Never Fade. [c. 1820/30s]£325.00
REDE, Lucy Leman. Flowers That Never Fade. 15 hand-coloured engravings (including hand-coloured frontispiece). (Foxing/staining to the bottom right hand corners throughout). Publisher’s salmon pictorial wrappers (soiled, especially to corners, a few contemporary pen doodles to lower wrapper). 31,  pp. Small 8vo. London: Dean & Munday, Threadneedle Street [no date c. 1820’s/30s].
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 Walsall Apprentice and the Little Boy That Could Not Tell A Lie. 1831.£18.00
[ANON] The Walsall Apprentice and the Little Boy That Could Not Tell A Lie. 8pp. (Light foxing). Publisher’s pink, printed wrappers (upper wrapper torn to upper wrapper, bottom right-hand corner with loss, stitching (binding) loose/nearly detached, as stitches missing). 48mo. (65 x 100mm). Birmingham: J. Moore, 1831.
The Pious Young Waterman. 1831.£22.00
SYER, John. The Pious Young Waterman. 8pp. (Pages lightly soiled, occasional light spotting). Publisher’s pink pictorial wrappers (charming woodcut of a ship to upper wrapper, contents detached as stitching has perished). Charming wood cut of a ship to the head of penultimate page “The Pious Sailor’s Song.” 48mo. (65 x 100mm). Birmingham: J. Bolton, 1831.
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].
Leonardo The Florentine. 1927.£90.00
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.
Love, Let Me Not Hunger. 1963.£65.00
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ALSO BY THE ACTOR RICHARD HEARNE. GALLICO, Paul (1897-1976). Love, Let Me Not Hunger. FIRST EDITION. (Pages lightly age toned). Publisher’s green cloth (light wear) with black pictorial dust-jacket (chipping with loss, some wear, presented in protective sleeve). London: William Heinemann Limited, 1963.
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].
Remains of The Late Right Reverend Daniel Sanford… 1830.£60.00
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.
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.
Les Avantures de la Madona et de François d’ Assise. 1701.£300.00
Satirical Anti-Papist work by a former Franciscan who converted to Calvinism. From the Collection of Giancarlo Beltrame (1925-2011). RENOULT, Jean-Baptise (b. [?]1664). Les Avantures de la Madona et de François d’ Assise. Recueilles de plusieurs ouvrages des Docteurs Romains; Ecrites d’ un stile recreatif; en même temps capable de faire sentir le ridicule du Papisme sans aucune controverse. Small 8vo (145 x 93mm). Additional engraved title, woodcut device on title, head-pieces, initials and ornaments, 9 engraved plates, errata leaf (engraved title shaved, some very light spotting and staining, minor loss to blank margins in places -without loss to text). Contemporary half vellum (some wear to foot of spine, stained). Provenance: Max Fabrice (modern ex-libris sticker); Doublette (old armorial stamp and blindstamp on title); later German stamp. Amsterdam: Chez Daniel de la Feuille, 1701.