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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.
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£ 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'.
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£ 175.00
CULLEN, William. Nosology: or, a systematic arrangement of diseases, by classes, orders, genera, and species; with the distinguishing characteristics of each, and outlines of the systems of Sauvages, Linnaeus, Vogel, Sagar, and Macbride. Printed by C. Stewart and Co. for William Creech. 1800. Second edition.
[6], xxi, [2], 24-238pp. With a folding table showing a 'synoptical view of the classes, orders, and genera'. Contemporary calf re-backed and re-cornered in recent tan calf with contemporary contrasting red morocco lettering-piece laid down. Rubbed, with loss to boards showing the necessity for later restoration. Very small tear to head of folding table, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 150.00
CULLYER, John. The gentleman & farmer's assistant; containing, first, Tables for Finding the Content of any Piece of Land, from dimensions taken in yards. Second, tables, Shewing the Width required for an Acre, in any Square Piece of Land, From One to Five Hundred Yards in Length. Third, tables, Shewing the Number of Loads that will Manure an Acre of Land, By knowing the Distance of the Heaps. Fourth, a table for measuring thatcher's work, from one to sixty four feet long, And from One to Twenty Five Feet High. Printed for the author, and sold by Stevenson and Matchett... [1798]. Second edition.
xix, [1], 124pp. Contemporary sheep, spine ruled in blind. Worn, with loss to extremities and head/foot of spine, cracking to joints, marking to boards. With various ink inscriptions/pen-trials/private stamps, and the bookplate of Ron Fiske, to front endpapers. Signed by the author at the end of the preface, inked corrections to leaf I2.
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£ 250.00
CUNNINGHAM, [Richenda]. Hymns and spiritual songs. Oliver and Emerson, [s.d., c.1850]. Second edition, enlarged.
[1], 93pp. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of marking to extremities. Near contemporary ink gift inscription to FEP, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 75.00
CURWEN, Annie Isabel. Poems. The Barrow Printing Company. 1899. First edition.
284pp. With a portrait frontispiece. Contemporary brown morocco, gilt, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Upper joint partially exposed, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 200.00
D'ALWIS, James. Contributions to oriental literature; or, the leisure hours. Printed at the Government Press. 1863. First edition.
In two parts. xv, [1], 264, [4]. With half-title. Unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped green buckram, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, lightly marked. Internally clean and crisp, armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, ink gift inscription to head of first contents leaf; 'To Lord Houghton / with / (?) best / compls. / Ceylon / Dec. 15. 65'.
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£ 500.00
D'IDEVILLE, Count H.. Memoirs of Marshal Bugeaud from his private correspondence and original documents, 1784-1849. Hurst and Blackett. 1884. First edition.
In two volumes. xv, [1], 363; viii, 365pp. With a half-title to each volume and an engraved portrait frontispiece to volume I. Original publisher's red cloth, gilt. Slight rubbing and soiling to extremities, spines sunned. Recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP of each volume.
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£ 150.00
DALTON, Richard. Remarks on prints, intended to be published, relative to the manners, customers, &c. of the present inhabitants of egypt. From Drawings made on the Spot, A.D. 1749. Printed by John Rivington...For P. Elmsley, and T. Cadell. 1781. First edition.
[2], 48pp. Without half-title. With a folding engraved plate depicting sections of the Great Pyramid. Disbound. Slight browning.
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£ 250.00
DARWIN, Charles. Darwin's notebooks on transmutation of species . Part I [-IV]. British Museum. 1960. First edition.
This first four parts of six only. Original publisher's printed green paper wrappers. Extremities spotted and sunned. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 50.00
DARWIN, Charles. Geological observations on the volcanic islands and parts of south america visited during the voyage of h.m.s. 'beagle'. Smith, Elder, & Co.. 1891. Third edition.
xiii, [1], 647pp, [1]. With half-title, two folding maps and five folding plates. Unopened in original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Very occasional light spotting, short tear to one map, chipping to final leaf. A very good copy.
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£ 750.00
DARWIN, Charles. The variation of animals and plants under domestication. John Murray. 1888. Second edition, sixth thousand.
In two volumes. xiv, 473, [1]; x, 495, [1], With numerous engraved illustrations in the text. and a 32pp publisher's advertisement catalogue to Vol. II. Very slight rubbing a marking to extremities. Contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of S. H. Hammond to FEPs, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 500.00
DAVIDSON, Robert. Poems. Printed for the author, by W. Easton. 1825. First edition.
168pp. With half-title. Contemporary green sheep, gilt. Slightly rubed to extremities, Some spotting and browning to text. Inscribed (by the author?) 'Robert Davidson, Morebattle 1846' to head of title, very occasional ink underlining to text.
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£ 375.00
DAVY, Humphry. Elements of agricultural chemistry, in a course of lectures for the board of agriculture. Printed by W. Bulmer and Co....For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1813. First edition.
[8], 323pp, [1], lxiii, [5]. With an engraved frontispiece and a further five engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled diced calf, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Very occasional light spotting.
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£ 500.00
DAWSON, Thomas. An Account of a Safe and Efficacious Medicine in Sore-Eyes and Eye-Lids. Sold By J. Johnson. 1782. First Edition.
[4], 15pp, [1]. With half-title. [Bound behind:] WARE, James. Remarks on the Ophthalmy, Psorophthalmy, and Purulent Eye. With Methods of Cure, considerably different from those commonly used; and Cases annexed, in Proof of their Utility. London. Printed for Charles Dilly, 1780. First Edition. vii, [1], 133pp, [1]. With half-title. [And:] WARNER, Joseph. A Description of the Human Eye, and its Adjacent Parts; Together with their Principal Diseases, and the Methods proposed for relieving them. London. Printed for Lockyer Davis, 1775. Second Edition. x, 109pp, [1]. With two engraved plates. 8vo. Contemporary calf-backed, vellum tipped marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, lower joint cracked. Short manuscript contents list in an early hand to FEP.
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£ 600.00