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Report...on an Inquiry Into The Sanitary Conditions Of The Labouring Population Of Great Britain....

By: N/A

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, W Clowes: 1842

Seller ID: 003300

medium octavo (22 by 14 cms) text of 457 pages illustrated with 2 folding tinted maps, a folding graph, 2 plates of vignette views and 18 full-page plans plus text illustrations, original cloth, re-backed with old spine laid down, front cover with partial fading, 2 pages with small faint brown marks, very clean and sound copy View more info

Sir Francis Drake's Voyage Round The World 1577-1580 Two Contemporary Maps

By: N/A

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, British Museum: 1931

Seller ID: 003443

slim folio, 11 pages of text, including title page and introduction, illustrated with 2 folding maps and a text portrait of Drake from an original by Hondius, original printed boards, very slight signs of use to the covers but a very nice copy, no internal marks or signatures. View more info

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Report from the Select Committee to whom it was referred to examine and state the several Accounts and other Papers

By: N/A

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, J Debrett: 1786

Seller ID: 003453

octavo (22 by 13.5 cms) text of 96 pages including advertisement and 5 folding tables, bound in modern half tan calf with marbled sides, unlettered, inner margin at head of title neatly restored, ink inscription at head of title cropped, a nice clean copy View more info

Experiences of Flagellation. A Series of Remarkable Instances etc

By: N/A

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Paris, Isidore Liseux: 1902

Seller ID: 003498

octavo (22.5 by 14.8 cms) text of 119 pages. Apparently a limited edition of 500 copies printed in Paris for subscribers The main work is preceded by a long introduction entitled Discipline in School and Cloister which is also the title on the spine. This runs to 35 pages and has a title page with the Paris imprint and date. The main work also has a title page. It's bound in marbled boards with a paper label on the spine. Light crinkling to the paste-down end-papers and spine a little faded otherwise a nice clean copy-no internal marks or signatures £22.00 View more info

The Hants and Dorset Court Guide and County Blue Book. A Fashionable Record, Professional Register and General Survey of the Counties

By: N/A

Price: £32.00

Publisher: London, Charles William Deacon: 1897

Seller ID: 003850

thick octavo 19 by 13 cms with 3 coloured folding maps, text of 665 pages plus approximately 200 pages of advertisements, original red cloth, spine faded, rubbed at base and with a small area of crinkling. The text includes lengthy sections on the history and natural history of each county and the directory sections list the peers, landed gentry and members of the professions in each county. Rear cover a little bit shaky but the book is firm and sound, no internal marks or signatures £32.00. View more info

Told Through The Ages 16 volumes-complete set?

By: N/A

Price: £64.00

Publisher: London, George G Harrap: 1906

Seller ID: 003880

a bright clean set of 16 volumes in the Told Through The Ages series, uniformly bound in the original dark green cloth with elaborate gilt decoration, each volume ilustrated with plates. Ttitles are: Stories from Greek History: Stories of King Arthur: Told by the Northmen: Stories of Robin Hood: Britain Long Ago: Stories from Dickens: Stories from the Aeneid: Stories from the Earthly Paradise: Stories from the Iliad: Stories from Wagner: The Book of Rustem: Stories from the Odyssey: Stories from Greek Tragedy: Stories from Chaucer: Stories from Scottish History: Stories from Don Quixote: ... View more info

Glasgow: Post Office Glasgow Directory for 1923-1924, arranged as General, Street, Commercial and Suburban with an Appendix

By: N/A

Price: £56.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Glasgow Post Office Directory Association: 1923

Seller ID: 003881

very thick octavo 22 by 15 cms with text of 1819 pages for the main work plus a further 246 pages of general information and advertisements, numerous inserted advertisements in the text, some coloured, original black cloth, gilt titles light rubbing to spine, webbing showing at title page but holding firm, a sound copy-not loose or shaky-the contents clean and unmarked, no signatures or inscriptions. Overseas buyers please note that it's a heavy book and will need extra postage £56.00 View more info

Sedbergh School Record Of War Service 1914-1918

By: N/A

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Sedbergh, Jackson and Son: 1925

Seller ID: 004031

octavo 23.5 by15 cms This scarce book lists over 1250 ex-pupils of Sedbergh School who served in the armed forces during the First World War. It notes those who lost their lives during the conflict. The text runs to 121 pages and is illustratedwith 3 photographic plates. It's bound in the original vellum with gilt titles, all edges gilt.. A bright, clean copy-no internal marks or inscriptions Covers bowed £24.00 View more info

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History of the Later Roman Commonwealth

By: Arnold, Thomas

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, B Fellowes et al: 1857

Seller ID: 004279

a handsome set in contemporary half tan calf, elaborate gilt spines, two volumes octavo 22.5 by 15 cms (8.8 by 6 inches) text of 543 and 476 pages, complete, spines with red and green lettering labels, marbled paper sides and end-papers, panelled spines with rich gilt tooling. Fly leaves and the reverse of the free end-papers foxed and a little bit of scuffing to the corners and spines but overall a very attractive set, bright and clean-no internal marks, signatures or inscriptions View more info

Trial of The Stauntons

By: Atlay, J B edits

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, William Hodge:

Seller ID: 003854

second edition, text of 327 pages including appendices, illustrated with 9 plates, original red coth gilt, ikn well used dust wrapper, An interestig copy from the collection Joe Buroughs, a producer with the BBC and with is signature on the end-paper. Loosely inserted is a tyoed letter from him to a Mrs Jenny Hewitt, presumably a lawyer, as he states that: Lord Birkett thinks you have handled the Lamson Case very well indeed. £18.00 View more info

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Ingenious and Diverting Letters of a Lady's Travels into Spain....

By: Aulnoy, Marie Catherine

Price: £32.00

Publisher: London, E Bell, J Darly etc: 1722

Seller ID: 004277

volume 2 (of 2) only small octavo 17 by 10 cms (6.8 by 4 inches) text of 297 pages with an engraved frontispiece, bound in old full panelled calf, lettering label missing, joints cracked but binding sound and firm, some scuffing to covers, contents very clean and complete. The ninth edition. View more info

The Registers of St Stephen's Walbrook and of St Benet Sherehog London

By: Bannerman, W Bruce

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Harleian Society: 1919

Seller ID: 003878

the original edition complete in two parts as issued, small folio 27 by 19 cms, text of 348 pages plus 4 pages of Harleian Society publications, original brown cloth, gilt titles, free end-papers lightly browned otherwise a very clean and sound set-no internal marks or signatures/ £48.00 View more info

Lives and Times of the Early Valois Queens

By: Bearne,Catherine

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, T Fisher Unwin: 1899

Seller ID: 004007

first edition, text of 345 pages including index, illustrated with a frontispiece and 23 text illustrations, original dark blue cloth richly decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, faint marks to rear cover, front inner hinge cracked and cover slightly shaky but firm, minor signs of use to covers, a clean, sound copy-no internal marks or signatures. £28.00 View more info

America: A Description of the Island of Jamaica With the other Isles and Territories in America to which the English are related... (Virginia, Maryland etc)

By: Blome Richard

Price: £860.00

Publisher: London, Richard Blome: 1672

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004319

An early work on America and the Caribbean colonies.Small octavo 14 by 9.5 cms. (5.5 by 3.75 inches) The text runs to 192 pages and the first 124 pages deal with the Caribbean islands, mainly Jamaica and Barbados with brief sections on the smaller islands. Pages 125 to 192 cover Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New York, New England and Newfoundland It's bound in old full sprinkled calf with a panelled spine. Note that it's offered at a very low price as it lacks the three folding maps. Very rare. Two complete copies sold at auction in 2014 and 2016 for $16,000.00 and $10,000.00 respectively. I... View more info

The Registers of Boughton under Blean,. Kent

By: Boodle, Rev J A

Price: £21.00

Publisher: London, Parish Register Society: 1903

Seller ID: 003847

the original edition, octavo 23 by 15.5 cms text of 120 pages including index, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, from the Law Society library with their stamp on the half title and title, bookplate and some reference numbers inside front cover, half title and last leaf of index browned, contents very fresh clean and unmarked, firm and sound in the binding £21.00 View more info

The Face of Spain

By: Brenan, Gerald

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Turnstile Press: 1952

Seller ID: 003796

octavo (21 by 13.5 cms) third impression, text of 268 pages illustrated with 16 plates and a text map, original cloth in frayed unclipped dust jacket. £16.00 View more info

The Story of the Last Days of Jerusalem

By: Church, Rev. Alfred J

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Seeley & Co. Limited: 1881

Seller ID: 003795

first edition, octavo (19.5 by 13 cms) text of 166 pages,plus a 6-page publisher's list at end, illustrated with 8 coloured plates, original pictorial cloth, inscription on front end-paper, a very clean and sound copy £16.00 View more info

Heroes Of The Flying Corps a description of the work of the airmen during the early stages of the war

By: Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper

Price: £59.00

Publisher: 1916

Seller ID: 004303

19.5 by 14 cms. ( 7.3 by 5.5 inches) This scarce book deals with military aviation in World War One. The text runs to 350 pages and it's illustrated with 6 coloured plates by Cyrus Cuneo. The binding is the the original pictorial cloth. The book was written for boys. A clean, sound and complete copy. Cyrus was the father of Terence Cuneo. Front end-paper removed, small ownership label on fly-leaf which is a bit browned, spine ends lightly rubbed. View more info

Soho and its associations

By: Clinch, George

Price: £46.00

Publisher: London, Dulau & Co: 1895

Seller ID: 004162

octavo 19 by 14 cms (7.5 by 5.5) first and only edition, text of 232 pages including index, illustrated with a frontispiece, original green cloth, gilt titles, front free end-paper removed otherwise a nice clean copy. Rare. £46.00 View more info

The Principal, Historical and Allusive Arms borne by families of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

By: De La Motte, Col. Phillip

Price: £295.00

Publisher: London, J. Nicholls & Son: 1803

Seller ID: 000294

thick quarto (10 x 8 inches), 560 pages with about 194 large copper engravings of coats of arms in the text, mostly of famous or notable people, original full tan diced calf, panelled spine. A very rare work. According to an old note on the flyleaf 'but few copies were sold and the remaining (copies) were destroyed in the fire at the printing office...' Light dustiness of title page, a short biographical note in ink at the head of the dedication leaf, covers a bit worn, a very clean and sound copy. Please note: this work is bound together with Historical Anecdotes of Heraldry and Chivalry... View more info