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English Books - 1801 onwards

BAILY, Francis. Astronomical tables and formulae together with a variety of problems explanatory of their use and application. To which are prefixed the elements of the solar system. London. [Printed by Richard Taylor], 1827. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 120, 119*-120*, [2], 123-152, 153*-158*, 153-194, 193*-194*, 195-267, [3], 267-304pp. Original publisher's brown cloth boards, later rebacked to style. Extremities rubbed. Book-label of Erwin Tomash to FEP. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 22532
ROSS, Captain Sir John. Memoirs and correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. From original papers in possession of the family. London. Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. ix, [1], 440; xi, [1], 438pp.With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, and a further seven plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, spines sunned. Recent bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurt to both FEPs, plates browned, scattered spotting. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 21954
HERD, Richard. Scraps of poetry. An essay on free trade. Kirkby Lonsdale. Printed by Arthur Foster, 1837. First edition. 12mo. [2], ix, [1], 95pp, [1]. Original publisher's dark green cloth, recently expertly rebacked, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Rubbed and marked. Long horizontal tear, naively repaired, to leaf G1 (not touching text), Foxed. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 21049
BEWICK, Thomas. A history of British birds. Newcastle. Printed by J. Blackwell and Co., 1847. 8vo. In two volumes. xxxvi, 374, [4]; xxiii, [1], xi, [1], 406pp, [4]. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, later expertly rebacked preserving original spine panels. Lightly rubbed. Early inked ownership inscriptions to both FEPs, scattered foxing. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 16563
[ARABIAN NIGHTS]. Lane, Edward William. The thousand and one nights, commonly called in England, The Arabian Night's Entertainments. London. John Murray, 1859. New edition. 8vo. In three volumes. xxx, 555; xii, 578; xii, 704pp. With additional decorative title pages to each volume and numerous wood-engraved vignettes by Thompson, Landells, Green, and others after William Darbey. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Lightly rubbed, corners bumped. Scattered foxing. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 15547
MORE, Thomas. The English works of Sir Thomas More: volume the first...Early poems; Pico Della Mirandola; Richard III; The Four Last Things... London. Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1931. xv, 53, [39], 100, [2], 190-511pp, [1]. Text complete despite erratic pagination. With a monochrome portrait frontispiece.

[Together with:] MORE, Thomas. The English works of Sir Thomas More: volume the second...The Dialogue concerning Tyndale... London. Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1931. xviii, 10, [2], 105-288, 11-108, 324, 109-120pp. Text complete despite erratic pagination. With a monochrome portrait frontispiece.

Large 8vo. Uniformly bound in contemporary red morocco, ruled ... More >
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 18187
HYATT, Stanley Portal. The northward trek. London. Andrew Melrose, 1909. First edition. 8vo. xxi, 309pp, [3]. With a photographic portrait frontispiece, 13 photographic plates, three folding maps, and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt, upper board illustrated. A trifle rubbed. Near contemporary inked gift inscription and armorial bookplate of Henry Courtney Brocklehurst to FEP, leaves toned. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 23779
BINGHAM, C. W., Rev.. Mediaeval life in the court and cloister: a lecture. Dorchester. Printed at the Dorset County Chronicle Office, 1866. 24pp. Inked ownership inscription to title page.

[Bound with:] PETTIGREW, T. J. The journal of the British Archaeological Association. December 1856. On the antiquities of somersetshire. [s.l.]. [s.n.], [1856]. [1], 292-396pp. With two engraved plates and an engraved folding plan.

[And:] STUBBS, William. The foundation of waltham abbey... Oxford & London. J. H. and J. Parker, 1861. xxxii, 60pp, [4].

[And:] GREEN, Emanuel. The earliest ... More >
£ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 12470
ALFIERI, Victor. Memoirs of the life and writings of Victor Alfieri; written by himself. London. Printed for Henry Colburn, 1810. First edition in English. 8vo. In two volumes. x, [1], 6-286; [7], 6-328pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled half-calf, marbled boards. Heavily rubbed. Armorial bookplates of Charles Cammell to both FEPs, later inked ownership inscriptions to free-endpapers, deleted inked inscription to head of Vol. II title page, scattered foxing. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 24743
LAWRENCE, T. E.. Seven pillars of wisdom: a triumph. London. Jonathan Cape, [1935]. First trade edition. Quarto. No. 40 of a limited edition of 750. 672pp. With a photogravure portrait frontispiece of Lawrence (from the plaster bust by Eric Kennington), 53 plates (four in colour), and four folding maps. Partially unopened in original publisher's tan pigskin-backed buckram boards, T.E.G, others uncut. Without dustwrapper. Spine heavily rubbed, corners bumped. Patterned endpapers, contemporary inked ownership inscription to verso of FFEP, else internally clean and ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 24648
LAYARD, Peter Clement. Peter Clement Layard: extracts from his letters. With a character sketch by his father George Somes Layard. London. John Murray, 1919. First edition. 8vo. [4], 74pp. With a photographic portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's cream cloth-backed grey paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Association copy, inked inscription in the hand of Layard's father to recto of FFEP:' To Colonel Churchman with kindest regards from G. Layard. Aug. 1919'. With an A.L.S, addressed to Churchman, and again in George Layard's hand, tipped-in to FEP. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 24690
SEAT OF WAR ADVERTISER. The baltic sea: With the surrounding Countries as far as London, Paris, Vienna, Moscow, &c.; showing the principal Railways, Roads, Naval Arsenals, Fortresses, Forts, &c., and Napoleon's Route to Moscow in 1812. London. Published by Deutsch, Brothers, 1854. Dimensions (folded) 90 x 140mm: (unfolded) 420 x 280 mm. Original publisher's printed tan wrappers. Extremities a trifle creased and dusty, lower panel torn. Short closed tear to foot of map. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24662
NANSEN, Fridtjof. Vers le pole traduit et abrege par charles rabot. 200 illustrations d'apres photographies et les dessins de l'explorateur. Paris. Ernest Flammarion, Editeur, [1897]. 8vo. viii, 424pp. With original white printed paper wrappers bound in. Finely bound in a twentieth-century designer binding; embossed and onlaid morocco designs to each board, the upper depicting a ship on frozen waters, two huskies, knotted rope and the title 'Vers le Pole', and the lower with two leaves on a stem with a sunset over the waters in the background, each board inset within ... More > £ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 24672
[ROYAL NAVY]. Standing orders. Channel squadron. 1884. [London]. [Printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode...For Her Majesty's Stationary Office, [1884]. Folio. 80pp. With numerous interleaved and pasted in manuscript additions (and one manuscript addition in some form of reproduction - perhaps by lithography?). Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt to spine. Rubbed to extremities, marked to boards, some marking, staining and creasing to text, endpapers. Inscribed 'No. 60' to FEP and 'Capt. Britten. Private' to FFEP. More > £ 625.00 Antiquates Ref. 24658
AUSTEN, Jane. Emma: a novel. London. [Printed by A. and G. A. Spottiswoode for] Richard Bentley, 1854. 8vo. [4], 435pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown buckram, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Rubbed, a trifle marked, corners bumped. Light damp-staining to foot of all leaves. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 20966
SMEDLEY, Frank E.. The fortunes of the Colville family; or, A Cloud and its Silver Lining. A Christmas story. London. Arthur Hall, 1856. 8vo. xii, 244pp. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title page illustrated by "Phiz" [i.e. Hablot Knight Browne]. Contemporary red half-calf, marbled boards, spine richly gilt, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Robert Thornton to FEP, with his inked ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, foxed. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 23271
KOESTLER, Arthur. Spanish testament. London. Victor Gollancz, 1937. First edition. 8vo. 384pp. Original publisher's black cloth, printed paper dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear, edges spotted, dustwrapper a trifle soiled, chipping to corners and head and foot of sunned spine. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 23539