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Image for The Old Bachelor’s Thermometer.

The Old Bachelor’s Thermometer.

By: N/A

Price: £195.00

Publisher: S. and J. Fuller, c. 1820.:

Seller ID: 39927


Hand coloured lithograph, 278 x 168 mm. A fine clean copy of this scarce humourous tale of the consequences of putting off marriage for prideful reasons. From age 16 - incipient palpitations towards the young ladies, through at 29, rails against the fair sex, 37 - indulge in every kind of dissipation, 48 - thinks living alone quite irksome... eventually resolves to have a prudent young woman as housekeeper and companion, gradually feels some attachment to her and becomes completely under her influence and at age 60 as he begins to feel ill, and “grows rapidly worse, has his will made in ... View more info

Image for Puzzle Map of the World for the Teaching of the Elements of Geography.

Puzzle Map of the World for the Teaching of the Elements of Geography.

By: N/A

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Ward Lock and Co., c. 1890.:

Seller ID: 39862


Single sheet map, 555 x 750 mm, folded. Presented with part II of “The Child’s Instructor.” View more info

Image for Plan of Druids Lodge Estate, South Wiltshire.

Plan of Druids Lodge Estate, South Wiltshire.

By: N/A

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Salisbury: Rawlence & Squarey, Auctioneers and Estate Agents, 1960.:

Seller ID: 40143


Large plan, 1350 x 1100 mm. Mounted on linen, outline colouring, cloth covers. The Druids Lodge Estate, near Salisbury was a large estate, now home to many substantial properties and the Druid’s Lodge Polo Club. View more info

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: £7,500.00

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 unique FOREDGE PAINTING of an English pastoral scene hidden under the gilt foredge. SPECIALIST SHIPPING WILL REQUIIRED - FURTHER I... 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 respected character never was made; and a more satisfactory and honourable aquittal never was pronounced." William Garrow. View more info

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On Tithes. Taxes, &c.

By: N/A

Price: £200.00

Publisher: Farnham: Nichols & Sons, printers, Dec 15th, 1830.:

Seller ID: 39812


Single sheet, mounted, 340 x 210 mm. A rare survival of a provincially printed broadsheet, probably written by the local landowner at Crondall, Hampshire in response to disturbances over South East England which became know as the Swing Riots. “There is talk of Tithes and Taxes being against the Farmers and Labourers... The rich and thriving are the best friends of the Poor...” “That they have been very inconsiderate and improvident, and brought distress greatly upon themselves by too early marriages, which has increased the population beyond the demand for labour is the ... View more info

Image for [The Little Geographer] The Voyage Round the World, or a picturesque survey of the different nations that inhabit the world. Volume I. Europe; Volume II. Asia; Volume III. Africa.

[The Little Geographer] The Voyage Round the World, or a picturesque survey of the different nations that inhabit the world. Volume I. Europe; Volume II. Asia; Volume III. Africa.

By: N/A

Price: £1,250.00

Publisher: Nürnberg: sold by A. and C., c. 1805.:

Seller ID: 39559


3 volumes. 12mo. pp. 54; 45; 46. Original printed wrappers, woodcut designs to upper and lower wrappers. Very Fine. Seemingly descriptive guides to a map or series of maps, these instructional texts are full of facts and opinions of the different countries in each continent. Probably intended to include the Americas and Australasia it is not known whether the other volumes were published as no locations can be traced worldwide. View more info

Views of the Forts of Bhurtpoore & Weire.

By: ABBOTT, Lieut. George [of 15th Regiment Native Infantry]

Price: £1,250.00

Publisher: Printed by Engelmann, 1827.:

Seller ID: 39456


Oblong folio. pp. engraved title page with vignettes, engraved dedication to General Lord Combermere, 1 [account of the capture of the fort and explanation of the plates], 1 [list of subscribers]; 11 full page plates, all on india paper, all printed versos only. Unbound, lacking wrappers. Margins a little chipped, front cover and verso of final plate soiled. Fewer than 80 subscriptions listed [40 to the East India Company]. Three locations are listed: BL and two U.S. institutions. 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

Image for The Banker’s Clerk b(u)y One of Them. First Series.

The Banker’s Clerk b(u)y One of Them. First Series.

By: ANON

Price: £125.00

Publisher: no publisher or printer, c. 1875.:

Seller ID: 39900


8vo. pp. [24], printed rectos only. Each page illustrated and printed intaglio. Original printed wrappers, split along the spine and a little chipped. A comic poem about employment as a banker’s clerk. 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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A Merry Christmas.

By: ARCTIC 3-D CHRISTMAS CARD

Price: £250.00

Publisher: c. 1910.:

Seller ID: 40056


A three dimensional Christmas greeting card, 74 x 12 mm. It expands by a bellows system to c. 30mm in depth to give a perspective effect like a 3-D peepshow. Traces of adhesive to the reverse View more info

Image for Bronze Figure: Seated Girl Laughing.

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 sculpture department. Vogel was at that time making a series of small terracottas. Aridizzone liked the idea of small sculpt... View more info

Image for The Local by Maurice Gorham.

The Local by Maurice Gorham.

By: ARDIZZONE, Edward illustrates

Price: £1,250.00

Publisher: Cassell, 1939.:

Seller ID: 39638


1st Edition. Just a little wear to the head of the spine otherwise a better than usual copy of a title which is uncommon in nice condition. Colour lithographs by Ardizzone. View more info

[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: £7,500.00

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

Seller ID: 38483


Large engraved map, full original wash colour printed on 9 sheets, dissected 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 York. Market Street, Margaret Place and Charles Street, in the Parish of St. George. To Be Sold By Auction by Mr. W. Butler...Five Freehold Dwelling Houses and Joiners’ Shop...Further Particulars from Mr. John Holtby, Solicitor, York.

York. Market Street, Margaret Place and Charles Street, in the Parish of St. George. To Be Sold By Auction by Mr. W. Butler...Five Freehold Dwelling Houses and Joiners’ Shop...Further Particulars from Mr. John Holtby, Solicitor, York.

By: AUCTION

Price: £45.00

Publisher: York: William Allerston, printer, 19th May, 1852.:

Seller ID: 40289


Single sheet, 450 x 285 mm. Some minor fraying along the top edge. View more info

Image for Map of the World Showing the British Empire.

Map of the World Showing the British Empire.

By: BACON, G.W.

Price: £200.00

Publisher: The National Mutual Life Association of Australia Limited, 1948.:

Seller ID: 40149


Single colour printed sheet incorporating a calendar for 1948. 680 x 510 mm., with metal hanging strips top and bottom. View more info

Image for Bacon’s New Chart of the World.

Bacon’s New Chart of the World.

By: BACON, G.W.

Price: £750.00

Publisher: Manchester: Bacon, c. 1905.:

Seller ID: 40148


Coloured folding map, 955 x 1215 mm., mounted on linen with cloth covers. View more info

Image for Feersum Endjinn.

Feersum Endjinn.

By: BANKS, Iain M.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Orbit, 1994.:

Seller ID: 39650


1st Edition. Very slight fading to the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise near Fine. View more info

Image for Inversions.

Inversions.

By: BANKS, Iain M.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Orbit, 1998.:

Seller ID: 39651


1st Edition. Very Good/Fine in dust wrapper with trace of old adhesive to front panel. View more info