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[MADAME TUSSAUD AND SONS]. Biographical and Descriptive Sketches of the distinguished characters which compose the unrivalled exhibition of madame tussaud and sons... Printed for Madame Tussaud and Sons. 1851.
32pp. Original publisher's printed salmon paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle toned and spotted. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
SETON, John. Dialectica Joannis setoni cantabrigiensis, annotationibus Petri Carteri, ut clarissimis ita breuissimis explicata. Huic accessit, obartium ingenuarum inter se cognationem, Guilielmi Buclaei Arithmetica. Apud Thomam Marsh. 1577.
[318]pp. With a linen-backed folding table. Handsomely bound in later gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, small paper repairs to text of initial five gatherings - with some slight loss of sense, very occasional contemporary faded inked annotations and underlining, paper repair to lower corner of terminal leaf, some spotting/browning.
Price
£ 1,500.00
MARSHALL, Nathaniel. A defence of our constitution in Church and State: Or, an answer to the Late Charge of the Non-Jurors, Accusing us of heresy and schism; perjury and treason... Printed by H. Parker for William taylor...and Henry Clements. 1717. First edition.
[2], 191pp, [1], li, [3]. With terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary panelled calf. Slight splitting to joints, some loss to head of spine. Contemporary ink ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf; Jo: Dod / Ex dono Rich: Atherton de Bucey Armig: / Oxon: 1719, worming to lower margins of first three and final two gatherings - clipping text occasionally.
Price
£ 150.00
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.
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£ 2,500.00
THE EARL [PEMBROKE, George Robert Charles Herbert, Earl of] AND THE DOCTOR [KINGSLEY, George Henry]. South sea bubbles. Richard Bentley and Son. 1872. Fifth edition.
[6], 312pp. [Bound with:] [PEMBROKE, George Robert Charles Herbert, Earl of]. Roots, a plea for tolerance. London. Richard Bentley and Son, 1873. First edition in book form. viii, 178pp, [2]. With half-title. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, maroon cloth boards, contrasting red morocco lettering pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP. With two single leaf autograph letters signed by the Earl of Pembroke, the first tipped-in to recto of the front blank fly-leaf, the second to the recto of the half-title of the second bound work. Recently dispersed from the library of West Horsley Hall.
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£ 250.00
MIDDLETON, Charles S.. Shelley and his writings. Thomas Cautley Newby. 1858. First edition.
In two volumes. xv, [1], 325; x, 358pp. With a folding plate depicting a facsimile of Shelley's handwriting and a tipped-in errata slip to Vol. 1, and an 8pp publisher's advertisement catalogue to the rear of each volume. Largely unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked, spines sunned. Later armorial bookplates of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEPs, lightly spotted/creased. Recently dispersed from the library of West Horsley Hall.
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£ 250.00
DRINKWATER, John. Rupert Brooke: an essay. Printed for the Author at the Chiswick Press. 1916. First edition.
Limited edition, number 11 of 115 copies printed. 22pp, [2]. With half-title. Title in red and black. Original publisher's blue paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Very occasional light spotting.
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£ 125.00
ROBINSON, Mrs. Mary. Lyrical Tales. Printed for T.N. Longman and O. Rees...By Biggs and Co. Bristol. 1800. First edition.
[4], 218pp. Without terminal advertisement leaf, without the portrait present in some copies, though also absent from more than one would expect if uniformly issued. Later green calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. A trifle marked, spine lightly sunned. Armorial bookplate of Henry Bonnell to FEP, foxed.
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£ 500.00
ROBINSON, Mrs. Mary. Lyrical Tales. Printed for T.N. Longman and O. Rees...By Biggs and Co. Bristol. 1800. First edition.
[4], 218pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf, without the portrait present in some copies, though also absent from more than one would expect if uniformly issued. Contemporary straight-grained green morocco, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, lightly spotted.
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£ 500.00
[HOGARTH, William]. [Etched receipt for subscription to 'a Print Representing a March to Finchly in the Year 1746']. [s.n., c.1750].
Etched subscription receipt; unused. Sometime mounted at corners, with removal marks to verso, slightly dusty, else fine.
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£ 600.00
[WYNDHAM, Henry Penruddocke]. A gentleman's tour through monmouthshire and wales. In the Months of June and July, 1774. Printed for T. Evans. 1781. New edition.
[2], v, [1], 246pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red and black morocco lettering-pieces, spine richly gilt. Rubbed, splitting to upper joint. Armorial bookplate of Edward Duke to FEP, offsetting to title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 150.00
CAMPBELL, Thomas. Theodric; a domestic tale; and other poems. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1824. Second edition.
[8], 149pp, [1]. With half-title. Attractively bound in contemporary navy calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later ownership inscription (dated 1888) of Richenda Gurney to recto of front blank fly-leaf, very occasional light spotting. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of front blank fly-leaf: 'To Lady Anne M. Elliot / from the author.'
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£ 375.00
BEKKER, Balthazar. The World Bewitch'd; or, An Examination of the Common Opinions concerning spirits: Their Nature, Power, Administration, and Operations. As also, The Effects Men are able to produce by their Communication. Divided into IV Parts...Translated from a French Copy, approved of and subscribed by the Author's own Hand. Printed for R. Baldwin. 1695. First English edition.
[84]. 264pp. With blank A1, and half-title. Contemporary speckled sheep, spine richly gilt. Lightly rubbed, upper board a trifle warped, small chip at head of spine, else a clean copy. Without RFEP, manuscript shelfmarks to FFEP, with the bookplate of 'The Most Honble.William Marquis of Lothian' to both FEP and REP.
Price
£ 3,750.00
[NORTH AFRICA]. Marocco, Algeria and Tunis with parts of Senegal and the military territories of the Western Sudan. Edward Stanford. [1908].
Printed folding map mounted on cloth, pasted into original publisher's green buckram boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Boards a trifle marked, ink-stamps and shelf numbers of the Board of Customs Library to lettering-piece and verso of map, lightly browned, single ink annotation marking Cefalu, Sicily.
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£ 75.00
[COURTSHIP]. A dialogue between Honest John And loving Kate: with Their contrivance for marriage, and way to get a livelihood. Part the first. Printed by A. Swindells, [s.d., c.1820].
15pp, [1]. With a woodcut vignette to title. [Together with:] A dialogue between honest john and Loving Kate: With their contrivance for marriage, and way to get a livelihood. Part second. Manchester. Printed by A. Swindells, [s.d., c.1820]. 15pp, [1]. With a woodcut vignette to title. 12mo. Folded and unopened as issued. Dust-soiling and chipping to margins, spotting to title of second part.
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£ 150.00
RERESBY, Tamworth. A collection of letters, Extracted from the most Celebrated French authors. Viz. The Chevalier de Mere, Boursault, Fontenelle, Balzac, Count Buffy, Voiture, Costar, Boileau. Adorn'd with that Variety of Subjects, as will not serve only for the entertainment of those who have made some advances in the French Language, but also for their Instruction in a polite manner of writing. Made English by Tamworth Reresby, Esq. Printed by T. Howlatt, for J. Graves. 1715. First edition.
[16], 309pp, [10]. With five preliminary contents leaves (Aa-5) bound at end. Contemporary panelled sheep. Rubbed, with some surface loss, short split to upper joint at head of spine. Early ink inscription 'Glynn' to FEP, some browning/marginal staining to text.
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£ 450.00
SAMOUELLE, George. A nomenclature of british entomology, or a catalogue of above 4,000 species of the classes crustacea, myriapoda, spiders, mites and insects, alphabetically arranged, and intended as labels for cabinets of british insects, &c. from the entomologist's Useful Compendium. Printed for Thomas Boys. 1819. First separate edition.
[2], 44pp. Printed on one side of leaf only. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed. Armorial bookplate of John W. Stewart to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
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£ 450.00
WILSON, John. Sentimental scenes, selected from celebrated plays; and calculated to promote morality, the knowledge of mankind, facility in articulate reading, and gracefulness in public speaking. Accompanied with a great variety of plain, figurative, and impassioned paragraphs; which, it is hoped, will prove useful elocutionary exercises. Printed for the author, by James Muirhead. 1809. Second edition.
vii, [1], 216pp. Contemporary sheep, gilt. Heavily worn, surface loss, splitting to joints. Near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions to front endpapers, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
JOHNSON, Samuel. Julian's arts To Undermine and Extirpate christianity. Together With Answers to Constantius the Apostate, and Jovian. Printed by J[ohn] D[arby] for the Author. 1689. First edition.
[8], xv, [1], 214pp, [2]. With a half-title and a terminal errata leaf. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep. Extremities heavily worn, some surface loss to boards. Pastedowns sprung, contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title;' E Libris Joh: Kenton e Coll Magd:', slight loss to lower corner of leaf E5, occasional light marginal dam-staining.
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£ 150.00
[HUDDESFORD, George]. Salmagundi; a miscellaneous combination of original poetry: consisting of illusions of fancy; amatory, elegiac, lyrical, epigrammatical, and other palatable ingredients. Printed by T. Bensley...For T. Payne et al.. 1791. First edition.
[6], 151pp, [3]. With an additional engraved title-page and a terminal errata leaf. Early twentieth-century half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed. Additional engraved title-page foxed, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00