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Image for Elegant Extracts. Poetry, 6 volumes; Prose, 6 volumes; Epistles, 6 volumes. Complete set of 18 volumes. [or 36 volumes in 18].

Elegant Extracts. Poetry, 6 volumes; Prose, 6 volumes; Epistles, 6 volumes. Complete set of 18 volumes. [or 36 volumes in 18].

By: N/A

Price: £9,750.00

Publisher: John Sharpe, c. 1810.:

Seller ID: 36180


36 volumes in 18. 12mo. Uniformly finely bound in full contemporary straight grained morocco, ornately gilt on the spines and covers with a central lyre device to each board, all edges gilt. Contained in a purpose built brass inlaid miniature glass fronted cabinet bookcase, the moulded top centred by a brass inlaid lyre, matching the design on the bindings, over a glazed brass strung door, on ogee bracket feet, the whole 15 inches high. Each of the 18 volumes has a uniqu... View more info

The Whole Proceedings on the Trial Between Mrs Rebecca Minifie, and W.D. Best, Esq. Sergeant at Law, and Member of Parliament, Charged With an Assault Upon Rebecca, the Wife of James Minifie, in His Chambers, Where She, at his request, concerning a reversionary property, in which he acted for her as Counsel, which was tried at the Court of Kin's-Bench, Guildhall, on Thursday, July 12, 1804 Before Lord Ellenborough, and a Special Jury.

By: N/A

Price: £180.00

Publisher: John Fairburn, [1804]:

Seller ID: 37030


8vo. pp. 20. Disbound, Very Good. Best was defended by William Garrow who was responsible for the introduction of the adverserial court system, insisting that all evidence should be thoroughly tested in court and introduced the phrase "presumed innocent until proven guilty". In this case he successfully defended Best who was shown to be a victim of an attempt at extortion. "A more horrid and dreadful attempt to ruin and destroy a worthy and highly respec... View more info

Image for Geograpahical Fun: Being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries. With an Introduction and Descriptive Lines.

Geograpahical Fun: Being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries. With an Introduction and Descriptive Lines.

By: “ALEPH” [HARVEY, William Henry]

Price: £3,800.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, [1868]:

Seller ID: 38363


4to. pp. [6], 12 coloured maps, [4, publisher’s adverts]. Original cloth, rather rubbed and gutta percha perished with some slight chupping to the margins of the maps, not affecting the images. The introduction describes these caricature maps as the work of a "young lady... in her fifteenth year." The introduction itself and accompanying four lines of verse beneath each map are ascribed to "Aleph" on the title-page, but the book was in fact a ... View more info

Image for Description of Works at the Ports of Swansea, Silloth, and Blyth. With an Abstract of the Discussion upon the Paper Edited by Charles Manby and James Forrest.

Description of Works at the Ports of Swansea, Silloth, and Blyth. With an Abstract of the Discussion upon the Paper Edited by Charles Manby and James Forrest.

By: ABERNATHY, James

Price: £35.00

Publisher: William Clowes, 1863.:

Seller ID: 37026


8vo. pp. 38, [4], 4 large folding plates. Separately published and paginated offprint from the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, vol. XXI. Session 1861-2. Disbound, Very Good. View more info

A Glossary of Words Used in the Neighbourhood of Sheffield: Including a Selection of Local Names, and Some Notices of Folk-Lore, and Customs.

By: ADDY, Sidney Oldall

Price: £65.00

Publisher: English Text Society, 1888.:

Seller ID: 36768


8vo. pp. lxxx, 331. Later half morocco, Very Good. View more info

Image for Panorama of Constantinople, the Bosphorus and Dardanelles. A Description of Each Important Object, Preceded by an Historical Introduction.

Panorama of Constantinople, the Bosphorus and Dardanelles. A Description of Each Important Object, Preceded by an Historical Introduction.

By: ALLOM, Thomas

Price: £1,250.00

Publisher: W.S. Johnson, 1850.:

Seller ID: 38669


8vo. pp. 32. Plain paper wrappers, Fine copy. 6 page historical introduction followed by a description of the 26 elements of the panorama. Allom exhibited a 'Polyorama' or Panorama somewhere in London; a series of paintings made after his tour of the Bosphorus which also led to the illustrations for his well known book with steel engravings. Whether the same illustrations were used is unclear and most records seem to have been lost. There are a few fleeting r... View more info

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Bronze Figure: Seated Girl Laughing.

By: ARDIZZONE, Edward

Price: £6,500.00

Publisher: The Estate of Edward Ardizzone, 2006.:

Seller ID: 36947


bronze, approximately 6.5 inches high x 7 inches AN EXTREMELY RARE ITEM FROM AN EDITION OF ONLY 3 Edward Ardizzone (1900 - 1979) was a popular and successful artist and illustrator who is highly regarded. His illustrated figures are instantly recognisable and this fine bronze statue is typically Ardizzone. He became interested in sculpture when he was working at Camberwell School of Art in the late 1940s and early 1950s where he was friendly with Karel Vogel, head of the... View more info

Image for [Map of India] To The Hon[oura]ble the Court Directors of the East India Company This Improved Map of India Compiled from all the Latest & most Authentic Materials Is Respectfully Dedicated by their most Obedient & most Humble Servant A. Arrowsmith.

[Map of India] To The Hon[oura]ble the Court Directors of the East India Company This Improved Map of India Compiled from all the Latest & most Authentic Materials Is Respectfully Dedicated by their most Obedient & most Humble Servant A. Arrowsmith.

By: ARROWSMITH, Aaron

Price: £8,500.00

Publisher: A. Arrowsmith, 2nd January, 1816.:

Seller ID: 38483


Large engraved map, full original wash colour printed on 9 sheets, disected and made into 4 sheets, mounted on linen. 240 x 267 cm [at largest extent], original calf case. Some old damp marking and some of the sections starting to lift from the linen backing. This monumental wall map of India published based on route surveys was the largest to be published before those later based on Trigonometrical Surveys. View more info

Image for Record of Recent Construction. Number 25 to 66.

Record of Recent Construction. Number 25 to 66.

By: BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS

Price: £1,950.00

Publisher: Philadelphia: Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1901 - 1909.:

Seller ID: 38576


Oblong 8vo. Various paginations. 42 volumes all in original printed wrappers [except 35 which lacks the cover]. A few of the staples are a little rusted otherwise generally in Very Good order throughout. A great record of early 20th Century American locomotive transport full of illustrations, measurements, prices, etc. View more info

Image for A Collection of Scarce and Valuable Treatises Upon Metals, Mines and Minerals. In Four Parts. Parts I and II Containing the Art of Metals, Written originally in Spanish by the learned Albaro Alonso Barba, Translated by the Earl of Sandwich in 1669. Part III. Containing that invaluable piece of Mr G. Plattes, viz a discovery of all sorts of mines from Gold to Coal. Part IV. Houghton's Compleat Miner. [Rara Avis in Terris]

A Collection of Scarce and Valuable Treatises Upon Metals, Mines and Minerals. In Four Parts. Parts I and II Containing the Art of Metals, Written originally in Spanish by the learned Albaro Alonso Barba, Translated by the Earl of Sandwich in 1669. Part III. Containing that invaluable piece of Mr G. Plattes, viz a discovery of all sorts of mines from Gold to Coal. Part IV. Houghton's Compleat Miner. [Rara Avis in Terris]

By: BARBA, Albaro Alonso and PLATTES, G. and HOUGHTON, Thomas

Price: £600.00

Publisher: Olive Payne, 1738.:

Seller ID: 36998


12mo. pp. [12], 214, [4], 66, [2]; illustration Contemporary full calf, spine just a little worn otherwise Very Good. Each part has a separate title page, the fourth part describing it as the second edition, the first being published in 1681. View more info

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Maps Illustrating the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

By: BARNARD, J.G.

Price: £525.00

Publisher: New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1852.:

Seller ID: 38163


8 very large folding maps bound into a cloth case [2 maps detached]. A little rubbed and some maps a little browned, Very Good. Issued to accompany J.J. Williams’ The Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Being the result of a Survey for a Railroad to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, made by Scientific Commission, under the direction of Major J.G. Barnard, U.S., Engineer. 1851. Comprise: Map of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Plan of that part of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec... View more info

Image for Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets - Plate 110. Le Perroquet Aouro-courouy.

Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets - Plate 110. Le Perroquet Aouro-courouy.

By: BARRABAND, Jacques

Price: £525.00

Publisher: Paris: Langlois, 1801 - 1805.:

Seller ID: 34217


Print. 34 x 27 cm. Hand coloured engraved print from Barraband's magnificent work. Small abrasion to the centre of the plate otherwise a lovely example of a rare engraving. Attractively framed and glazed. View more info

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Random Rhymes.

By: BAZALGETTE, Norman

Price: £300.00

Publisher: John Smith & Co., Printers, 1870.:

Seller ID: 38144


8vo. pp. [4], 67. Original cloth a little soiled and split on the spine, endpapers a little stained. Inscribed presentation copy “To Blangy old Bartle, from his affectionate friend Norman Bazalgette.” Charles Norman Bazalgette was the second son of Sir Joseph Bazalgette, he was a barrister much engaged with the advancement of Wimbledon but also with Local Government enquiries regarding sewerage schemes on the lower Thames.. He was the author of various fasc... View more info

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The Runic and Other Crosses of Derbyshire.

By: BEMROSE, William Junior

Price: £2,250.00

Publisher: [Derby]: Manuscript, 1871.:

Seller ID: 36756


Folio. 390 x 260 mm. Hand painted and lettered title page; 22 original ink and ink wash drawings of runic and other crosses. Contemporary elaborately stamped and sculpted morocco, gilt, inner dentelles, all edges gilt by Bemrose of Derby. William Bemrose junior (1831 - 1908) was a director of the printing business founded by his father, a director of Royal Crown Derby, a writer on wood carving and pottery, art collector, amateur painter [vice president of Derby Amateur... View more info

Image for The Ex-Libris of Charlotte Benenson. A Collection of items comprising: 1. The Ex-Libris of Charlotte Benenson by Cliff Parfitt. 1981. 2. Lesie C. Benenson by W.E. Butler. 1986. 3. Folder of individual mounted bookplates by Benenson.

The Ex-Libris of Charlotte Benenson. A Collection of items comprising: 1. The Ex-Libris of Charlotte Benenson by Cliff Parfitt. 1981. 2. Lesie C. Benenson by W.E. Butler. 1986. 3. Folder of individual mounted bookplates by Benenson.

By: BENENSON, Charlotte

Price: £750.00

Seller ID: 38636


1. Small square 4to. pp. 9; 26 mounted bookplates, all except the first original woodcuts, signed and dated, some artist’s proofs. The first and earliest bookplate is a facsimile. Produced at the English Centre, Shimonoseki City, Japan: paper is Japanese washi with the mounting paper being double weight Tokushi washi specially made for the English Centre. The edition limited to three copies with original bookplates. Cloth bound, enclosed in four fold cloth box, the... View more info