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FITZGERALD, E[dward] A[rthur] et al.. Climbs in the New Zealand Alps: Being an Account of Travel and Discovery. London. T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. Second edition. Quarto. xvi, 363pp, [1]. Title page in red and black. With a frontispiece, a further 48 plates, and numerous illustrations in the text ('original drawings by Joseph Pennell, H.G. Willink, A.D. McCormick, photographs by the author'). Large foldings map housed in rear pocket. Original publisher's brown cloth, lettered in gilt, decorated in dark brown, T.E.G. Extremities rubbed and marked. Hinges exposed, bookplate of George Lowe to ... More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 23440
NANSEN, Fridtjof. In northern mists: artic exploration in early times. London. William Heinemann, 1911. First edition in English. 8vo. In two volumes. xi, 384; [5], 416pp. With tipped-in colour frontispieces and numerous illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blue cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Without the rarely seen dustwrappers. A trifle rubbed and bumped. Endpapers browned. Bookplate of Antarctica explorer and member of Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition, Sir Philip Lee Brocklehurst (1887-1975) to FEP, contemporary inked gift inscription addressed to Brocklehurst to recto of ... More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 25696
[HUNTING]. [A BARBARIAN]. Hunting Vindicated from Cruelty, In a letter to The Monthly Reviewers. Spitzbergen. Printed for the benefit, if any, of the Whippers-in, 1782. First edition. 8vo. 30pp. Later buff wrappers. Housed in custom red cloth folder with green morocco lettering-piece, armorial bookplate of Gloucester to front flap. A trifle creased, scattered foxing, early ink date to text of first page of text. Armorial bookplate to verso of upper wrapper of Charles Francis George Richard Schwerdt (1862-1939), who's extensive collection of books, manuscripts, prints and drawings relating to hunting, hawking and shooting, ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 22072
HUTCHINS, John. The history and antiquities of the county of Dorset: compiled from The best and most ancient Historians, Inquisitiones post Mortem, and other valuable Records and mss. in the Public Offices, and Libraries, and in private Hands. With a copy of domesday book and the inquisitio gheldi for the County: interspersed with Some remarkable Particulars of natural history; and adorned with A Correct map of the county, and views of Antiquities, Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, &c... In two volumes. London. Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1774. First edition. Folio. Two volumes. With the subscribers' list sometimes discarded; [12], lxxx, 24, xxix, 8, 12, [618]; [4], 528, 61pp, [1]. With 10 folding pedigrees, a portrait of the author, the folding map of the county, and 59 engraved plates (a full five further plates than are called for in the indexed list, including a charming north east view of Dorchester, and another of Woolcombe Hall, seat ... More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 23057
[HUNTING]. [A BARBARIAN]. Hunting Vindicated from Cruelty, In a letter to The Monthly Reviewers. [London?]. Printed for the benefit, if any, of the Whippers-in, 1783. Second edition. 8vo. 30pp. With a half-title. Not in ESTC.

[Bound after:] [BLANE, William (editor)]. Essays on hunting. Containing a philosophical enquiry into the Nature and Properties of the Scent; Observations on the different Kinds of Hounds, with the Manner of training them... Southampton. Printed and sold by T. Baker, [1781] xxvii, [1], 135pp, [3]. With a final leaf of errata. ESTC T71428.

8vo. Contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, ... More >
£ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 21810
[ITERNERARIO], [CAMPOMANES, Pedro Rodri╠üguez, conde de]. Itinerario de las carreras de posta de dentro, y fuera del Reyno... Madrid. Imprenta de Antonio Perez de Soto, 1761. First edition. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece and a large engraved folding map. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine, all edges red. Discoloured, lightly rubbed. Text-block separating from binding. Hinges exposed. Armorial bookplate of Robert Henry Clive to FEP, later inked ownership inscription to recto of half-title. More > £ 625.00 Antiquates Ref. 11439
HELME, Elizabeth. Instructive rambles in london, and the adjacent villages. Designed to amuse the mind, and improve the understanding of youth. London. Printed for T. N. Longman...and E. Newbery, 1798. First edition. 12mo. Two volumes, bound in one. [iii]-xii, 189, [2]; [iii]-viii, 169pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume and a terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. II; without half-titles. Contemporary mottled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Rubbed, with some loss to spine and surfaces, splitting to upper joint. With a contemporary ink inscription (in two hands) 'Josiah Forster to Jane Birkbeck' to verso of ... More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 16078
BEADNELL, H. J. Llewellyn. An Egyptian Oasis... London. John Murray, 1909. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 248pp. With a photographic frontispiece, a further 27 photographic plates, and four maps. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Endpapers browned, scattered foxing. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 24969
FRANCK, Richard. Northern memoirs, calculated for the meridian of Scotland; to which is added, the contemplative and practical angler. Writ in the year 1658... Edinburgh. Printed for Archibald Constable and Co., 1821. New edition. 8vo. [4], 10, l, [2], 379pp. With a final page of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind, recently expertly rebacked and recornered to style. Boards rubbed and marked, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 24796
BANNISTER, J. T.. A survey of the holy land; its geography, history, and destiny. Designed to elucidate the imagery of scripture, and demonstrate the fulfilment of prophecy. Bath. Binns and Goodwin, [s.d., c. 1845] 8vo. xiv, 575pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece, an engraved vignette to title page, and a further 19 engraved plates (several folding). Contemporary gilt-tooled green calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Extremities rubbed and a trifle marked. Bookplate of Sylvanus Fox to FEP, plates and title page foxed. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 24891
JOHNSTONE, Walter. A series of letters, descriptive of prince edward island, in the gulph of st. laurence, addressed to the rev. john wightman, minister of kirkmahoe, dumfries-shire. Dumfries. Printed for the Author, by J. Swan, 1822. First edition. 72pp.

[And:] [34 further early nineteenth-century ecclesiastical and devotional tracts].

12mo. Near contemporary green cloth. Extremities lightly marked. Pastedowns sprung, upper board held by two cords only, single leaf detached, else internally clean and crisp. More >
£ 625.00 Antiquates Ref. 17387