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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

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Manuscript Design/Order Book.

By: N/A

Price: £3,750.00

Publisher: Worthing: Boon and Son, 1865 - 1908.:

Seller ID: 38701


Folio [370 x 240 mm]. pp. 207 [+ blanks], [5, index]. Contemporary sheep backed boards, loose, front inner joint broken and one section loose. Original manuscript order book which probably covers the entire output of the firm under this name; in 1911 it became Boon and Son, Proprietor J.S. Arnold; then J.S. Arnold (Coachbuilders) Ltd., still in existence as a body shop to this day. A highly detailed and fascinating record of the output of a skilled local joiner and cart ... View more info

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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

Image for The Art of Preserving All Kinds of Animal and Vegetable Substances for Several Years. A Work published by the French Minister of the Interior, on the Report of the Board of Arts and Manufacturers. Translated from the French.

The Art of Preserving All Kinds of Animal and Vegetable Substances for Several Years. A Work published by the French Minister of the Interior, on the Report of the Board of Arts and Manufacturers. Translated from the French.

By: APPERT, M.

Price: £650.00

Publisher: Black, Parry and Kingsbury, 1812.:

Seller ID: 38732


2nd Edition. 8vo. pp. xxv, 164, [2, publisher’s catalogue]; folding plate as frontispiece. Original boards, paper spine, paper title label a little chipped but an excellent copy. With a Cortachy Castle book ticket; name of C. Ogilvy, Airly Castle on title page. A pioneering work on food preservation written by the founder of the first food bottling plant in the world. 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 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

Image for The Defence Committee are glad to announce that the Home Secretary has refused to order the abolition of the fair which therefore will be held annually on 4th, 5th, & 6th September as heretofore... [with] To the Right Honourable Sir Henry Matthews Q.C., M.P., Her Majesty’s Secretary of State, Home Department. The Humble Memorial...by way of Objection to the proposal...to abolish Barnet Fair...

The Defence Committee are glad to announce that the Home Secretary has refused to order the abolition of the fair which therefore will be held annually on 4th, 5th, & 6th September as heretofore... [with] To the Right Honourable Sir Henry Matthews Q.C., M.P., Her Majesty’s Secretary of State, Home Department. The Humble Memorial...by way of Objection to the proposal...to abolish Barnet Fair...

By: BARNET FAIR

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Barnet: Cowling Steam Printer, 1888.:

Seller ID: 38778


2 single sheet posters, 440 x 285 mm and 415 x 260 mm, printed black on yellow and black on blue. In 1888 the non-resident Lord of the Manor of Chipping Barnet petitioned the Home Secretary to close Barnet Fair which had been running annually since being granted its Charter in 1588, but the request met little local support. Local solicitor W. Osborn Boys marshalled the defence and cross petitioned, pointing out that 40,000 cattle changed hands annually and that many lo... View more info

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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: £125.00

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

Image for August Bank Holidays. [Panel poster for London Transport]

August Bank Holidays. [Panel poster for London Transport]

By: BECK, Richard

Price: £275.00

Publisher: London Transport, 1935.:

Seller ID: 38779


Single sheet display panel poster, 255 x 315 mm. A couple of closed tears and slightly curled from being rolled. A panel poster for display on buses and underground carriages. View more info

Image for The Runic and Other Crosses of Derbyshire.

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

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Picturesque York.

By: BENSON, George and JEFFERSON, J. England

Price: £100.00

Publisher: York: Printed for the Authors, 1886.:

Seller ID: 36508


4to. pp. 31; 50 full page sepia plates. Original cloth, near Fine. With the signature of one of the subscribers C.B. Norcliffe of Langton Hall. topog View more info

Image for Munition Drawings. From the Collection Presented to the British Museum by His Majesty's Government.

Munition Drawings. From the Collection Presented to the British Museum by His Majesty's Government.

By: BONE, Sir Muirhead

Price: £750.00

Publisher: Country Life, 1917.:

Seller ID: 36590


Large folio [32½ x 24 inches]. Consisting of title sheet, contents sheet and six tinted lithographs numbered I - VI in a stiff paper portfolio as issued. The 6 lithographs are: I. The Giant Slotters. II. Mounting a Great Gun. III. Moving Heavy Gun Tubes. IV. The Night Shift Working on a Great Gun. V. Night Work on the Breach of a Great Gun. VI. A Coring Machine at Work on a Big Gun Tube. A small tear to the edge of the front cover otherwise an excellent copy. B... View more info

Image for With the Grand Fleet. From the Collection Presented to the British Museum by His Majesty's Government.

With the Grand Fleet. From the Collection Presented to the British Museum by His Majesty's Government.

By: BONE, Sir Muirhead

Price: £750.00

Publisher: Country Life, 1917.:

Seller ID: 36591


Large folio [32½ x 24 inches]. Consisting of title sheet, contents sheet and six tinted lithographs numbered I - VI in a stiff paper portfolio as issued. The 6 lithographs are: I. H.M.S. "Lion" in Dry Dock. II. On Board a Battle-Cruiser (H.M.S. "Lion"). III. A Battleship at Night. IV. Inside the Turret. V. "Oiling": A Battleship Taking in Oil Fuel at Sea. VI. The Boiler Room of a Battleship. A little softening of the lower corners of... View more info

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A Book of Souvenirs. [poems]

By: BONNELL, Sophia Jane and Friends.

Price: £2,500.00

Publisher: Pelling Place, Old Windsor, 1784 - 1835.:

Seller ID: 38717


4to. 200 pages of manuscript poetry. Original half calf, worn, rear board detached. Sophia Jane Bonnell was born in 1748 and, on her marriage to James Beal Bonnell, came to Pelling Place, Old Windsor, where she lived until her death in 1841.She was widowed in 1815 and had no surviving children. She bequeathed Pelling Place to her friend and companion Mary Anne Harvey to whom several of the poems are addressed. Most of the poems are written by Sophia Bonnell and are dom... View more info

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Rehearsal’s Off!

By: BOOTH, George

Price: £45.00

Publisher: New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1976.:

Seller ID: 38420


1st Edition. Very Good in dust wrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info