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COWELL, John. The interpreter: or book containing The signification of words. Wherein is set forth the true meaning of all, or the most part of such words and terms as are mentioned in the Law-Writers, or Statutes of this victorious and renowned Kingdom, requiring any Exposition or Interpretation. A Work not only profitable, but necessary for such as desire throughly to be instructed in the knowledge of our Laws, Statutes, or other Antiquities. Printed by F. Leach, and are to be sold by Hen. Twyford, Tho. Dring, and Jo. Place. 1658.
[284]pp. Contemporary blind-ruled calf. Rubbed, surface loss, marking, and damp-staining to boards, very small worm-holes to top compartment of spine. Front and rear pastedowns sprung, very occasional light browning and dust-soiling.
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£ 350.00
COWLEY, Abraham. The works of Mr Abraham Cowley. Consisting of Those which were formerly Printed: and Those which he Design'd for the Press: Now published out of the Authors original copies. Printed by J. M. for Henry Herringham. 1684. Eighth edition.
[2], xl, 41, [1], 80, [4], 58, 61-70, 154, 23, [1], 148pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. [Bound with:] COWLEY, Abraham. The second part of the works of Mr. Abraham Cowley. Being what was Written and Published by himself in his younger years. And now Reprinted together. London. Printed by Mary Clark, for Charles Harper, 1684. Fifth edition. [8], 161pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Folio. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Heavily rubbed, particularly to spine with loss to head and foot, some splitting to joints. Booklabel of 'John Seward Roe' to FEP, slight shaving to each frontispiece and title-page of first work - with some loss to title text at head, marginal loss to leaf S of second work, lightly browned throughout, occasional spotting.
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£ 250.00
COWPER, William. GUION, Mme de la Mothe. Poems Translated from the French of Madame de la Mothe Guion, By the late William Cowper...To which are added Some Original poems of Mr. Cowper, not inserted in his Works.. Printed and Sold by J. Wakefield.... 1801. First Edition.
xii, 131pp, [1]. Uncut in the original publisher's two-tone paper boards, paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, with some loss to spine, cracking to joints and fading to boards, else a fine copy. Contemporary gift inscription to FEP.
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£ 325.00
COX, Robert. Das Leben des ehrwuerdigen Joh. Wilh. Fletscher, gewesenen Vicars von Madeley in Shropshire. Gedruckt Und Verlegt Bei H.L. Broenner. 1833. First German Edition.
iv, 140, [4]. Original publisher's wrappers, with printed label to spine. Rubbed, with slight loss to extremities, creasing to spine.
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£ 75.00
COXE, Tench. A view of the United States of America, in a series of papers, written at various times, between the years 1787 and 1794. Printed for William Hall...and Wrigley & Berriman. 1794. First edition.
v, [4], 8-13, [1], 513pp, [3]. With terminal blank leaf. Six folded leaves of tables included within the pagination. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Heavily worn, loss to board corners, splitting to joints with lower board nearly detached, spine cracked with loss to head and foot and some worming. Foxed throughout, slight chipping to one folding leaf.
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£ 250.00
COXE, William. Sketches of the Natural, Civil, and Political State of swisserland; in a series of letters to william melmoth, Esq. Printed for J. Dodsley. 1779. First edition.
viii, 532pp, [2]. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Armorial bookplates of the Marquis of Blanford and Thomas Courtenay Theydon Warner to FEP, paper repairs to lower margins of leaves C1 and C2, slight chipping to head of leaves Gg6 and Gg7, occasional light spotting. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'From the Author'.
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£ 950.00
CRANE, Walter. The Baby's Bouquet. A fresh bunch of old rhymes & tunes. Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd.. [c.1900].
56pp. 11 full-page colour illustrations and numerous illustrated borders throughout. Original publisher's tan cloth backed glazed pictorial boards, decorated endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 100.00
CREASY, E[dward]. Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co.. c.1890. Forty-second edition.
419pp, [1]. With a half-title, an illustrated frontispiece, and plates. Original publisher's maroon cloth, gilt. Light rubbing to sunned spine, slight soiling to boards. Upper hinge split with board working loose, leaves a trifle toned, recent armorial bookplate to FEP of Cefntilla, family seat of the Raglan baronetcy.
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£ 50.00
CRESSWELL, Walter D'Arcy. Poems (1921-1927). Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., Ltd.. 1928. First edition.
[1], 78pp. With half-title. Original publisher's navy cloth boards, lettered in gilt, plain paper dustwrapper. Minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp, a near fine copy.
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£ 50.00
CRIRIE, James. Scottish Scenery: Or, Sketches in Verse, Descriptive of Scenes Chieflt in the Highlands of Scotland: Accompanied with notes and illustrations; and ornamented with engravings by W. Byrne, F.S.A. from views painted by G. Walker, F.A.S.E.. Printed for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies. 1803. First Edition.
xxxiv, [2], 412pp. With engraved frontispiece view of Edinburgh and nineteen further engraved views. Contemporary tree-calf, gilt. Expertly rebacked to style, with contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Marbled endpapers. Contemporary Chippendale armorial bookplate of Jonathan Pytts, featuring a cherub reading a book, to FEP
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£ 400.00
CROKER, John Wilson. Correspondence between the right hon. j. w. croker and the right hon. lord john russell, on some passgaes of 'moore's diary.'... John Murray. 1854. First edition.
35pp, [1]. Recent marbled paper wrappers. A near fine copy.
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£ 50.00
CROPPER, James. STUART, C.. A letter to Thomas Clarkson by James Cropper. And prejudice vincible; or the practicability of conquering prejudice by better means than by slavery and exile; in relation to the American Colonization Society. By C. Stuart. Printed by Egerton Smith and Co.. 1832. First edition.
24pp. Recent plain paper boards, printed paper title label. Minor wear to extremities. Very mild spots of dust-soiling and foxing throughout.
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£ 350.00
CROWE, William. Lewesdon Hill, considerably enlarged: With other Poems by the Rev. William Crowe, of New College, LL.B. Public Orator of the University of Oxford. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1804. Third Edition.
x, 115pp. With half-title. Finely bound in contemporary green morocco, gilt, richly decorated in blind. A.E.G. Slight rubbing to extremities, else a fine copy. Bookplate of Rev. James William Arnold to FEP, two contemporary ink inscriptions relating to Georgiana Morrison.
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£ 125.00
CRUIKSHANK, George. A pop-gun fired off by george cruikshank, in defence of the british volunteers of 1803, against the uncivil attack upon that body by general w. napier; to which are added some observations upon our national defences, self-defence, etc. etc. etc. Published for the Author by W. Kent & Co. . [1860]. First edition.
44pp. Margins closely trimmed. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-age; 'Monckton Milnes Esq. M.P. &c. &c. &c. / with the compliments and regards of / Geo. Cruikshank'. [Bound with:] PETO, Sir S. Morton. Observations on the report of the defence commissioners, with an analysis of the evidence. London. W. Mitchell, [s.d., c.1862]. First edition. 96pp. With half-title. [And:] LEFROY, J[ohn] H[enry]. A reply to lieut. colonel e. m. boxer, r.a., f.r.s., being a vindication of the royal commissioners appointed to consider the defences of the united kingdom... Woolwich. Printed by W. P. Jackson, [1862]. 32pp. With an engraved frontispiece and an engraved folding plate. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'Monckton Milnes Esq. M.P. / with the authors compliments.' [And:] Country rifle corp. Address from a committee of yeomen residing in the neighbourhood of exeter. Exeter. William Roberts, 1859. First edition. 12pp. [And:] [Drop-head title:] The military and naval drill; with systemised gymnastics as part of a national education. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [s.d., 1859]. First edition? 4pp. [And:] On the necessity of a general arming in england, by a permanent system of organisation, analogous to that of the anglo-saxon period, when every able man was a soldier for home defence, with remarks on the militia. London. T. and W. Boone, 1859. First edition. vi, [1], 8-51pp, [1]. [And:] [PETO, Samuel Morton, Sir]. Sir Morton Peto and the defence commission. London. James Ridgway, 1862. First edition. 71pp, [1]. [And:] A JOURNEYMAN SHOEMAKER [i.e. SMITH, Alphin]. The defences of england. Nine letters. Eight letters before the affair of the "trent." One letter afterwards. London. Robert Hardwicke, 1862. First edition. 22pp. [And:] A few facts concerning naval captains, commanders, lieutenants, and mates. London. Edward Stanford, 1861. First edition. 6pp. [And:] PAKINGTON, John, Sir. State of the navy. Speech delivered in the house of commons...on introducing the navy estimates. February 25, 1859. London. Harrison, 1859. First edition. 47pp, [1]. Presentation copy, ink-stamp to head of title-page reading; 'With Sir. J. S. Pakington's compliments.' [And:] [DENMAN, Joseph]. Facts for consideration with respect to the navy. Printed for private circulation. [London]. [Woodfall and Kinder], [1857]. First edition. [2], 18pp. [And:] CROWE, J[ohn] W[illiam]. Our Army; or, penny wise and pound foolish. London. T. Hatchard, 1856. First edition. 32pp. [And:] CROWE, J[ohn] W[illiam]. A plan for an army of reserve. London. Thomas Hatchard, 1858. First edition. 16pp. [And:] J. W. C. The militia as an army of reserve. London. Thomas Hatchard, 1856. First edition. 16pp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; ' From the author'. [And:] HAY, John Dalrymple, Sir. The reward of loyalty. Edinburgh. Edmonston and Douglas, 1862. First edition. 8pp. [And:] The militia the proper field force for the defence of the kingdom against invasion... London. T. & W. Boone, 1859. First edition. 18, [2], 5pp, [1]. [And:] [Drop-head title:] Proposition to raise and organize a Corps of Light Horse from among the Natives of the Cape of Good Hope for Service in India. [London]. [O. F. Owers], [s.d., c.1860]. First edition? 8pp. [And:] PLAYFAIR, A. W. A letter from a volunteer of 1806 to the volunteers of 1860, with suggestions of the defence of england, her weakness and her strength. Montreal. Printed by John Lovell, 1860. First edition. 30pp. [And:] BAGEHOT, Walter. Count your enemies and economise your expenditure. London. James Ridgway, 1862. First edition. 27pp, [1]. [And:] MONITOR. The increase of national defence and reduction of taxes. London. Effingham Wilson, [1862]. 32pp. [And:] BAKER, Valentine, Lieut.-Colonel. Our national defences, practically considered. London. Chapman and Hall, 1860. Second edition. 28pp. [And:] LEATHAM, E[dward] A[dam]. Retrenchment: is it possible and expedient? London. W. H. Smith and Son, 1863. First edition. 46pp. Vol. II [BRIGADE OF GUARDS]. A memorial to the queen's most excellent majesty. [London]. [Printed by W. Clowes and Sons], [1855]. First edition. [2], 3, [2]-iv, 65pp, [1]. [Bound with:] HOME, F. Statement, &c., addressed to his royal highness prince albert and all other officers of the guards. Printed for the Author, 1854. [2], 53pp, [1]. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'R. M. Milnes Esq. M.P. L. L. L. / from his (?) F. Home'. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. Is england a military nation or not? A consideration respectfully addressed to the members of the house of commons. London. Byfield, Hawksworth, & Co., 1857. First edition. 31pp, [1]. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. Question of legislative military responsibility: a consideration respectfully addressed to the honourable the members of the house of commons. London. Byfield, Hawksworth, & Co., 1857. First edition. 34pp. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. Comments on the question of legislative military responsibility: respectfully addressed to the honourable the members of the house of commons. London. Byfield, Hawksworth, & Co., 1858. First edition. 34pp. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. Considerations on the military organization of the british army... London. Byfield, Hawksworth, and Co., 1858. First edition. 32pp. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. The position of the royal artillery of the british army, considered comparatively with that of the other arms of the service... London. Byfield, Hawksworth, and Co., 1858. First edition. 70pp. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. Categorical minute on the motion of the house of commons, for enquiry into the effects of the military changes in the ordnance department... London. Byfield, Hawksworth, & Co., 1859. First edition. 121pp, [1]. [And:] [MONTAGU, Andrew Fountayne Wilson]. Replies to passages in the lately published diary of general sir c. napier, affecting lieutenant-general sir r. england, g. c .b. [London]. [Printed by B. D. Cousins], [s.d., c.1860]. iv, 32pp. Occasional manuscript annotations. [And:] KIRWAN, Charles J. Notes on dispatch of troops by sea. Calcutta. Thacker, Spink and Co., 1859. First edition. [4], iii, [1], ii, [1], 6-61pp, [1], xx. 8vo. Two volumes bound in contemporary red half-morocco, brown buckram boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplates of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to both FEPs, occasional light creasing/spotting/dust-soiling, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 2,500.00
CULLEN, Alex[ander]. Adventures in socialism: New Lanark establishment and Orbiston Community. John Smith and Son, Ltd.. 1910. First edition.
xv, [1], 329pp, [1]. With half -title, four photogravure plates, and a folding lithographic plan. Title in red and black. Finely bound in contemporary red half-morocco, red cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Minor wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. Inscribed to half-title; 'Alex. Cullen'.
Price
£ 175.00