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Image for Minnow among Tritons; Mrs. S.T. Coleridge’s Letters to Thomas Poole 1799 - 1834.

Minnow among Tritons; Mrs. S.T. Coleridge’s Letters to Thomas Poole 1799 - 1834.

By: COLERIDGE, Mrs S.T.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: The Nonesuch Press, 1934.:

Seller ID: 39586


8vo. pp. xxxvi, 186. Original buckram, Fine in Curwen Press patterned dust wrapper with a little wear around the title aperture. Limited Edition, number 220 of 675 copies. The dust wrapper is designed by Albert Rutherston. View more info

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The Banbury Pedestrian - Thomas Colley.

By: COLLEY, Thomas

Price: £400.00

Publisher: Banbury: J.G. Rusher, printer, [1816]:

Seller ID: 39932


Single sheet of text, 250 x 175 mm, together with 2 hand coloured portrait engravings of ‘pedestrians.’ Thomas Colley, a Banbury baker undertook to walk 1020 miles in 20 days in the country around the town in March and April, 1816. The text sheet reports the number of miles walked each day with his start and finish times, ending with a celebration “The Pedestrian was then Chaired down and up the Course, amidst the Acclamations and Congratulations of many Thousand Spectators...An Ox was Roasted in the Field, on the last Day of the Performance.” The two hand coloured en... View more info

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The Devil and All. [Six Short Stories]

By: COLLIER, John

Price: £60.00

Publisher: The Nonesuch Press, 1934.:

Seller ID: 39591


8vo. pp. 124. Frontispiece by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Very Good in glassine dust wrapper with gilt paper flaps, a little worn. Limited Edition, number 299 of 1000 copies signed by the author. View more info

Image for The Apostle of Free Labour: the Life Story of William Collison, Founder and General Secretary of the National Free Labour Association, told by Himself.

The Apostle of Free Labour: the Life Story of William Collison, Founder and General Secretary of the National Free Labour Association, told by Himself.

By: COLLISON, William

Price: £450.00

Publisher: Hurst and Blackett, 1913.:

Seller ID: 39553


1st Edition. 8vo. pp. xvi, 336; illustrations. Lacking the front end paper and with some childish scribbling to the pastedown and rear end papers. with extensive presentation inscription from the author: “To Capt Bowl with the authors sompliments W. Collison. Anarchy, being disorganization means the quick return to tyranny, through the rule of the strong man who rises in his lust for power & takes command by right of might at the psychologic moment.” The portrait frontispiece has been amusingly defaced by the author. William Collison [1865 - 1938]was an important figure in th... View more info

Excavations at Lincoln Interim Reports.

By: COLYER, Christina and JONES, M.J.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Antiquaries Journal, 1975 - 1981:

Seller ID: 36046


4to. pp. 227 - 266: 50 - 991: 83 - 114; illustrations. Boiund together in cloth. The three interimt reports bound together. 1. Excavations at Lincoln 1970 - 1972: The Western Defenses of the Lower Town. First Interim Report. 2. ibid. Second Interim Report. 3. Sites Outside the Walled City 1972 - 1977, Third Interim Report. View more info

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Map of Western Palestine, in 26 Sheets from Surveys Conducted for the Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund During the Years 1872 - 77.

By: CONDER, C.R. & KITCHENER, H.H.

Price: £3,250.00

Publisher: Southampton: Stanfords, 1880.:

Seller ID: 39754


Large oblong folio, 495 x 620 mm. On a scale of 1 inch to one mile on 26 sheets. [with] CONDER, Lieutenant C.R. AND KITCHENER, Lieutenant H.H. Map of Western Palestine from Surveys conducted for the Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund. on a scale of 3/8 inch to 1 mile, showing Natural Drainage together with Vertical Sections of the Country. Stanfords, 1884. Large oblong folio, 495 x 620 mm. On 6 sheets. Each sewn together to left hand margins, no binding, some very light spotting, but generally clean with no tears or chips. View more info

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Hand Drawn Georgian Costume Transformations.

By: COSTUME

Price: £1,750.00

Publisher: c. 1826.:

Seller ID: 39922


2 heads and 8 different costumes showing modern and historical fashion. Each sheet is 125 x 115 mm and enclosed in a contemporary half-sheet portfolio. Beautifully drawn and showing Paris fashions for 1816, 1825 and 1826 as well as costume in reign of Louis XIV and regional costumes of Europe. View more info

A Catalogue of the Library of G.C. Courthope Esq., of Whiligh, Sussex.

By: COURTHOPE, G[eorge] C[ampion]

Price: £975.00

Publisher: Manuscript, 1850.:

Seller ID: 38271


Narrow folio. pp. 161, [68, blank], [22, index], [8, blank]. Contemporary vellum, stained, lacking the spine. The Courthope family have owned Whiligh since 1512, although the house has been redesigned a number of times since then. This is the catalogue of a substantial library of over 1700 volumes, a typical wealthy and erudite country gentleman’s collection probably accumulated over a number of generations. Most of the entries are in ink and presumed from 1850: there are a number of later additions in pencil in another hand. The catalogue is divided into sections [with an index to the r... View more info

Image for Plan of the Proposed Docks and the Line of a Canal with a Collateral Cut on the Surrey Side of the River Thames.

Plan of the Proposed Docks and the Line of a Canal with a Collateral Cut on the Surrey Side of the River Thames.

By: CRACKLOW, C.J.

Price: £200.00

Publisher: House of Commons, 1799.:

Seller ID: 39859


Singles sheet folded once. Hand coloured map, 645 x 460 mm. Trimmed tight to the left and right borders, top left corner torn away affecting the top border line. View more info

Image for Report to the General Board of Health, on a Preliminary Enquiry Into the Sewerage, Drainage, and Supply of Water, and the Sanitary Condition of the Inhabitants of the City of Gloucester.

Report to the General Board of Health, on a Preliminary Enquiry Into the Sewerage, Drainage, and Supply of Water, and the Sanitary Condition of the Inhabitants of the City of Gloucester.

By: CRESY, Edward

Price: £150.00

Publisher: William Clowes, 1849.:

Seller ID: 38534


8vo. pp. 56. Disbound. Located at the Welcome Library only. View more info

Pocket Plan of London and Improved Guide.

By: CROSS, J.

Price: £800.00

Publisher: J. Cross, c. 1840.:

Seller ID: 38482


47 x 74 cm. Hand coloured engraved map in sections in original slipcase with printed label. Very Good. An early issue of this map first printed in 1837. This shows five railway terminals: Birmingham, Blackwall, London & Greenwich, Eastern Counties and Great Western. The Swan Street extension to the London & Greenwich has been added in the same colour as the other railway lines but with no engraved line below. View more info

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Prospectus for Printing from the Press.

By: CURWEN PRESS

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Curwen Press, c. 1980.:

Seller ID: 39965


Single sheet, 295 x 210 mm. Very Good. A broadside advertising the printing capabilities of the press. View more info

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A Short Notice from I.M. Imprimit About the Fate of the Types from the Curwen Press Following its Closure and the Purchase of the Entire Composing Room Stock May 1984.

By: CURWEN PRESS

Price: £150.00

Publisher: I.M. Imprimit, June 1984.:

Seller ID: 39966


4to. pp. [8]. Slight bruise to top corner otherwise Very Good. 100 copies of this notice have been printed for The American Typecasting Fellowship’s fourth conference June 21 - 24 1984. Includes a short essay by Ian Mortimer, owner of I.M. Imprimit, on the fate of all the Curwen Press material and specimens of some of the unique types and borders from the press. View more info

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Curwen Press Newletter No. 11.

By: CURWEN PRESS

Price: £320.00

Publisher: Curwen Press, c. 1937.:

Seller ID: 39963


4to. pp. [8]. Wrappers, Fine. Loosely inserted are prospectuses for ‘The Little Book of Cheese’ by Oswald Burdett, and ‘A Dictionary of Wine’ by Andre Simon both prospectuses printed by the press and each of which is reviewed in this newsletter. The prospectuses each use one of the distinctive Curwen Press borders, probably designed by Edward Bawden. Contains a two page essay on Linoleum Cuts by Christian Barman, Publicity Officer for London Transport, illustrated by a four-colour linocut by Edward Bawden which appears to be first printed here. View more info

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Curwen Press Newsletter No. 16.

By: CURWEN PRESS

Price: £320.00

Publisher: Curwen Press, 1939.:

Seller ID: 39964


4to. pp. [8]. Wrappers, Fine. With a cover design by John Piper and a full page illustration for the Eric Ravilious illustrated ‘High Street.’ View more info

Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire; a Historical and Descriptive Survey.

By: CURZON OF KEDLESTON, The MARQUIS

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, 1929.:

Seller ID: 36641


4to. pp. xvii, 224; illustrations, folding plan. Original buckram, spine faded. Very Good. View more info

A Complete Body of Ancient Geography Neatly Engraved on Thirteen Plates.

By: D’ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste Bouguignon [cartographer]

Price: £450.00

Publisher: James Whittle and Richard Holmes Whittle, 1818.:

Seller ID: 38181


Large folio. pp. title, 13 double page maps hand-coloured in outline. Contemporary half sheep, worn at the extremities, maps fine. The maps are dated 1794 and comprise: Orbis Romani (pars Orientalis); Orbis Romani (pars Occidentalis; Orbis Veteribus Notus; Gallia; Italiae; Graeciae; Asiae Minor et Syriae; Palaestina, Aegyptus, Britannia Romana, by the learned J. Horsley; Graeciae (pars Septentrionalis) and Graeciae (pars Meridionalis) by Mons de Lisle; Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the British Isles in an intermediate state netween ancient and modern geography. View more info

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Photographs of the exterior of the Tomb of Tutenkhamen.

By: DAILY MAIL & TOPICAL PRESS AGENCY

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London Daily Mail and Topical Press Agency, 1923.:

Seller ID: 39458


3 contemporary photographs from the opening of the Tomb of Tutenkhamen at Luxor. 240 x 160 mm and 215 x 165 mm, heavily retouched and marked for publication. The photographer Harry Burton was exclusively commissioned by The Times of London to take the official photographs from inside the tomb as it was opened and emptied. Other agencies were relegated to the less dramatic but equally historically interesting exterior views. Two of these three views show Howard Carter and others emerging from the tomb with one of the more spectacular artefacts and laying it into a purpose made case for transp... View more info

A Little Book of Maps, to be referred to when My Father or Mother talks with me about Geography. Part V. [China, Hindoostan, Turkey in Europe, Turkey in Asia.]

By: DARTON, William [publisher]

Price: £650.00

Publisher: William Darton, 1821.:

Seller ID: 38771


4 hand coloured folding maps bound together in red card covers, paper label to front cover. Old damp stain visible on the reverse of two maps, some slight splitting along the folds. Scarce. Thought to have been issued in 6 parts, only one complete set has been recorded [auction at Dominic Winters 2015]. Previously Lawrence Darton had traced single copies of parts 1, 3 and 5 only and Copac lists a single part [this one] at a single location. View more info

Image for Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty’s Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836, Describing Their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America and the Beagle’s Circumnavigation of the Globe.

Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty’s Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836, Describing Their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America and the Beagle’s Circumnavigation of the Globe.

By: DARWIN, Charles, KING, Phillip Parker and FITZROY, Robert

Price: £18,750.00

Publisher: Henry Colburn, 1839.:

Seller ID: 39734


3 volumes in 4 [with separate Appendix to Volume II]. Large 8vo. Complete with all illustrations, maps and plans. The maps bound in rather than loose in pockets. Bound in blue half crushed morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Some occasional light spotting but a smart set in an attractive binding. Containing Darwin’s first published book as the third volume: Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History of the Various Countries Visited by H.M.S. Beagle. Freeman notes "His first published book is undoubtedly the most often read and stands second only to On the Origin of... View more info