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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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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

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[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: £1,800.00

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

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

By: “ALEPH” [HARVEY, William Henry]

Price: £2,200.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, [1868]:

Seller ID: 38803


4to. pp. [6], 12 coloured maps, [2, publisher’s adverts]. Original cloth backed printed boards a little worn, the whole is loose, stitching worn. Curiously printed “A Present from the Isle of Man” on the front cover. 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 titl... View more info

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

By: “ALEPH” [HARVEY, William Henry]

Price: £2,500.00

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 chipping 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

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 Combemere, 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. in... 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

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Map of Peking. Grand Hotel des Wagons-Lit.

By: AMERICAN EXPRESS

Price: £2,500.00

Publisher: The American Express Co., Inc., c. 1930.:

Seller ID: 38822


695 x 520 mm. An attractive coloured folding map of Peking with the original printed envelope. An uncommon map of Beijing showing the differnt areas and streets in some detail with captions in English and Chinese. View more info

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Other People: a Mystery Story.

By: AMIS, Martin

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cape, 1981.:

Seller ID: 39645


1st Edition. Near Fine in dust wrapper. 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

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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

Image for A Map of Lincolnshire Comprehending Lindsay, Kesteven & Holland, surveyed in the years 1776, 7, 8.

A Map of Lincolnshire Comprehending Lindsay, Kesteven & Holland, surveyed in the years 1776, 7, 8.

By: ARMSTRONG, Captain Andrew

Price: £3,500.00

Publisher: Engraved by Stephen Pyle, 1799.:

Seller ID: 38825


Engraved on 8 sheets with outline colour, each sheet c. 550 x 760 mm, folded once; disbound and loosely inserted in contemporary calf boards, lacking backstrip. A few minor marginal tears but a Very Good copy. Printed on a scale of 1 inch to 1 mile, this was the first large scale map of the county. 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 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

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Canal Dreams.

By: BANKS, Iain

Price: £20.00

Publisher: MacMillan, 1989.:

Seller ID: 39648


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

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Walking on Glass.

By: BANKS, Iain

Price: £40.00

Publisher: MacMillan, 1985.:

Seller ID: 39649


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