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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. Bone was the first Official War Artist, being appointed in May 1916. His major contribution was the two volume collection&apos... View more info

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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 the covers but an excellent copy. Bone was the first Official War Artist, being appointed in May 1916. His major contribut... View more info

A Book of Souvenirs. [poems]

By: BONNELL, Sophia Jane and Friends.

Price: £1,800.00

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 domestic and playful in nature, " on a favourite squirrel who died of fits" or " the pea-hen's lamentation f... View more info

Manuscript Design/Order Book.

By: BOON AND SON, Coachbuilders of Worthing, East Sussex

Price: £1,950.00

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 maker who made carts, carriages, wagons and vans for private, commercial and council customers, many for repeat orders. In ch... View more info

An Artist’s Rambles in the North of Scotland.

By: BOUQUET, Michel

Price: £4,500.00

Publisher: [Ackermann], [1849]:

Seller ID: 38456


Large folio. Engraved title page and 24 full page lithographs, some tinted. Publisher’s original half morocco a little worn on the corners, cloth sides unevenly discoloured, lettered in gilt. Gutta percha starting to perish with a number of plates loose. Internally clean and bright. Presentation copy inscribed by the artist “a Monsieur J. Mills Souvenir de reconnaissance et d’affection M Bouquet.” Michel Bouquet [1807 - 1890] was a French landscape painter working predominantly on the Continent, North Africa and Asia Minor. This is a very fine series of lithographs by... View more info

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The Destiny of Nathalie and Other Stories.

By: BOYD, William

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1995.:

Seller ID: 39644


1st Edition. Fine in dust wrapper. View more info

History of Old Sheffield Plate, Being an Account of the Origin, Growth and Decay of the Industry and of the Antique Silver and White or Britannia Metal Trade With Chronological Lists of Makers' Marks and Numerous Illustrations of Specimens.

By: BRADBURY, Frederick

Price: £160.00

Publisher: MacMillan, 1912.:

Seller ID: 36778


1st Edition. 4to. pp. xiii, 539; illustrations. Original decorated cloth, Fine. With the dust wrapper from the reprint edition of 1968. View more info

History of Old Sheffield Plate, Being an Account of the Origin, Growth and Decay of the Industry and of the Antique Silver and White or Britannia Metal Trade With Chronological Lists of Makers' Marks and Numerous Illustrations of Specimens.

By: BRADBURY, Frederick

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Sheffield: J.W. Northend, 1968.:

Seller ID: 36779


4to. pp. xiii, 539; illustrations. Original decorated cloth, Fine in slightly rubbed dust wrapper. Facsimile reprint of the original 1912 edition. View more info

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On the Rise and Fall of the River Wandle; Its Springs, Tributaries and Pollution. With an Abstract of the Discussion of the Paper edited by Charles Manby and James Forrest.

By: BRAITHWAITE, Frederick

Price: £40.00

Publisher: William Clowes, 1862.:

Seller ID: 37025


8vo. pp. 70, [4]. Separately published and paginated offprint from the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, vol. XX. Session 1860-1. Disbound, Very Good. View more info

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Allotment Certificate No.83.

By: BRAMLEY INCLOSURE

Price: £180.00

Publisher: 1792.:

Seller ID: 38408


4to sheet, folded. Printed on one side only, with manuscript entries. Rare. Whilst printed Enclosure Acts and Awards are not uncommon, and even manuscript awards crop up regularly, I have never encountered an allotment certificate previously though I should have suspected their existence. It is possible that in most cases the allotments were manuscript indentures, or copies of the awards given to the individual landowners but in this case it is clear that the whole enclosure was dealt with by the use of certificates. This one is for Allotment No. 92, awarding William Killingbeck 1 acre on Br... View more info

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Souvenirs de Constantinople.

By: BRINDESI, Jean and ROBERTSON, James [after]

Price: £2,500.00

Publisher: Trieste: Lloyd, c. 1855.:

Seller ID: 39957


Oblong 4to. 235 x 330 mm. 28 steel engraved plates after paintings by Jean Brindesi [7 plates] and photographs by James Robertson [21 plates]. No title page as issued. Decorated cloth, gilt, cloth a little worn, especially on the spine and old water stain on inner bottom corner margins of plates 24 - 28, not encroaching onto the printed image apart from very slightly on the final print. Scarce. Worldcat lists 4 copies: BL, St Andrews, Metropolitan Museum NY and the Getty Research Institute. Sothebys sold a copy with a torn plate in 2002 for £1,300. View more info

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Report of the Proceedings of the Bristol Society for Promoting the Study of Gothic Architecture.

By: BRISTOL

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Bristol: H. and A. Hill, 1842.:

Seller ID: 38550


8vo. pp. 23, [1]. Disbound. Includes lists of members, selection of rules and a report on the meetings held during 1841, its foundation year. View more info

Hydriotaphia, Urne-Buriall, or, a Discourse on the Sepulchrall Urnes Lately Found in Norfolk...

By: BROWNE, Thomas

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Noel Douglas, 1937.:

Seller ID: 36664


Small 8vo. pp. [16], 202, [5]; frontispiece. Original parchment boards a little browned. Unopened and Very Good. Facsimile edition in the Noel Douglas Replicas Series, from the first octavo edition of 1658. View more info

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The Phoenix and the Turtle by William Shakespeare.

By: BULLETT, Gerald [edited and with an introduction by]

Price: £350.00

Publisher: Flansham: Pear Tree Press, 1938.:

Seller ID: 39577


1st Pear Tree Press Edition. The text set in Perpetua type, the wood cut designs are by James Guthrie, the printing by John Freeman. Number 17 of 200 copies. Presentation copy inscribed “Jack Haines from Gerald Bullett, May 1938. There’s no excuse for reprinting the Phoenix - but it’s a pretty piece of printing, I think.” Very Good in slightly rubbed dust wrapper with a couple of short closed tears. View more info

The Delights of Islington.

By: BUNBURY, J.W.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: J. Bretherton, April 30th 1772.:

Seller ID: 39710


Original single sheet etching, 260 x 180 mm. A little spotted but a nice clean and dark impression with good margins outside the plate mark. A caricature which references the occasional fanciful buildings in London “Whereas my New Pagoda has been clandestinely carried off & a new pair of dolphins taken from the top of the gazebo by some bloodthirsty Villains & whereas a good deal of timber has been cut down and carried away from the Old Grove that was planted last Spring & Pluto and Proserpine thrown into my Bason from henceforth steel traps & spring guns will be consta... View more info

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The Map of Oxfordshire.

By: BURGHERS, Michael

Price: £1,250.00

Publisher: Oxford: Published by the Theatre in Oxford, [1677]:

Seller ID: 38829


Single sheet map, with contemporary hand-colouring and old folds, 500 x 480 mm, framed and glazed. One of the more attractive maps of the county, this was published for Robert Plott’s The Natural History of Oxfordshire. The border consists of 176 coats of arms of the colleges, towns, landowners and gentry of the county. View more info

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It Blows, It Snows; a Winter’s Rambles Through Canada.

By: C.H.C.

Price: £650.00

Publisher: Dublin: Printed by P.W. Brady, 1846.:

Seller ID: 39564


8vo. pp. iv, 224, [1, errata]. Original blind stamped cloth, lettered in gilt to the front cover, cloth a little discoloured. Top inch of the title page has been replaced with near matching paper, presumably to remove an owner’s name. Rare, with no copies listed in the U.K. and only the odd copy in a few obscure North American institutions. View more info

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Extraordinary [Number].

By: CALCUTTA JOURNAL

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Calcutta: Union Press, Calcutta Journal, June 19, 1819.:

Seller ID: 39825


Single sheet, 145 x 100 mm. A special issue as a single sheet in much smaller format than the normal size, announcing the arrival of the Honourable Company ship, Waterloo with Lady Hastings on board. “Lord Hastings intends to embark the Phoenix Yacht at 11 o’clock this morning and proceed down the river to meet the Marchioness...” Hastings was Governor General of India 1812 - 1824, he died in 1826 whilst Governor of Malta. His wife “...following his earlier directions, cut off his right hand and preserved it, to be buried with her when she died. His body was then laid... View more info

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[Plan of the] Fort of Asseer-Ghur.

By: CALCUTTA JOURNAL

Price: £350.00

Publisher: Calcutta: Calcutta Journal, 12 May, 1819.:

Seller ID: 39866


Single sheet plan, folded, 280 x 410 mm. Torn along the central fold with no loss. Accompanied by the 8pp issue of the Calcutta Journal for 12th May, 1819 completely devoted to an account of the Siege of Asseerghur from first hand accounts, and a description of the plan. View more info

The Fortunate Isles.

By: CANARY ISLANDS [Anon]

Price: £450.00

Publisher: 1891.:

Seller ID: 38141


Small 4to. pp. 4 - 152 [lacking a title and possibly introductory page]. Contemporary half sheep, worn, front cover detached. With the bookplate of J. Scott Fraser and a photographic copy of a watercolour portrait of a gentleman, possibly the author, inserted. A diary of a voyage to the Canary Islands in June and July 1891. Leaving from Newport, South-east Wales on 20th June, there follows a detailed documentation of daily life on board ship, describing the ship, fellow passengers, weather; in short, the minutiae of life, arriving at Los Palmas on Grand Canary in the morning of 28th June. He... View more info