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English Books - 1801 onwards

WOLLASTON, William Hyde. On a Differential Barometer. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [1829]. Quarto. Two copies of the work bound together. 133-136; 133-136pp. Contemporary plain tan paper wraps. Title in manuscript to upper wrap, light soiling and wear, ink-stamps of the Royal Meteorological Society to upper wrap and head of drop-title. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 13427
WODEHOUSE, P. G.. William Tell told again. London. Adam and Charles Black, 1904. First edition. Quarto. [8], 105pp, [3]. Without the (rarely seen) dustwrapper. With a colour frontispiece and a further 15 colour plates. Original publisher's pictorial cloth, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked. Scattered foxing. Presentation copy from the illustrator Philip Dadd, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'Kathleen Debenham / from the artist'. With two letters in his hand loosely inserted, one with an original drawing, the ... More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 24565
WISE, John R.. The New Forest. London. Gibbings and Co., Limited, 1895. Fifth edition. 8vo. xvi, 336pp. With an engraved frontispiece, numerous engraved illustrations in the text, and two maps. Original publisher's dark green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked, corners bumped. Later inked gift inscription to verso of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21996
[WINTER VACATION]. The winter vacation; or, holidays in the country. London. Printed for Darton, Harvey, and Darton, 1818. First edition. 12mo. 71pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece and a further five engraved plates. Original publisher's marbled boards, green roan spine, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities worn, both boards held by single cords only, loss to spine. Booksellers ticket of Duffield's Juvenile Library, Bath to FEP, scattered foxing. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 21369
WILLS, C[harles] J[ames]. Behind an eastern veil: a plain tale of events occurring in the experience of a lady who had a unique opportunity of observing the inner life of ladies of the upper class in persia. Edinburgh and London. William Blackwood and Sons, 1894. First edition. 8vo. 376pp, [2]. Original publisher's decorated navy cloth. Extremities rubbed and marked, spine sunned, corners bumped. Hinges exposed, armorial bookplate of Josiah Vavasseur to FEP, blind-stamp of John Fowles to front blank fly-leaf, very occasional light spotting, loss to margin of final leaf of text, final gathering working-loose. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21788
WILLOUGHBY AUCTIONEERS. Catalogue of the Household Effects...Which will be sold by Auction, by Willoughby & Son. Gravesend. Smither Brothers, [1885]. 8vo. 12pp. In the original stamped wrappers. Wrappers a bit dusty, traces of horizontal fold, else a remarkably preserved copy. With additional (partly related) loose manuscript material: auctioneer's expenses receipt to the consigner, another two for purchase of specific lots, receipt (with revenue stamp) for tombstone in Gravesend Cemetery by William Wilks, Mason, and a short manuscript inventory. All lots priced in black-brown ink. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 20099
WILLICH, Charles M.. Popular tables arranged in a new form, giving information at sight for ascertaining, according to the carlisle table of mortality, the value of lifehold, leasehold, and church property, renewal fines, &c. the public funds, Annual Average Price and Interest on Consuls from 1731 to 1851... London. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1853. Third edition. xviii, [2], 165pp, [3].

[Bound with;] WILLICH, Charles M. Supplement to willich's popular tables. The new succession and legacy duty tables... London. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854. [16]pp. With original publisher's green paper wrappers bound-in.

8vo. Original publisher's blind-stamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'To The Very ... More >
£ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 14826
[WILLIAMS, William]. The journal of llewellin penrose, a seaman. London. Printed for John Murray...and William Blackwood, 1815. First edition. 12mo. In four volumes. [2], xvi, 239, [1]; [2], 217, [7]; [2], 215, [1]; [2], 197pp, [1]. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, recently rebacked. Heavily rubbed. Early book-labels of Abigail Freeth to all FEPs, contemporary inked ownership inscription of Maria Freeth Alleston (?) to FFEP of Vol. I, with recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst pasted beneath, occasional paper repairs to margins of Vol. I, foxed. More > £ 650.00 Antiquates Ref. 21109
WILLIAMS, J. H.. Bandoola. London. Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953. First edition, second impression. 8vo. 250pp, [2]. With eight illustrated coloured plates by Henry C. Pitz. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Minor shelf-wear, dustwrapper sunned and chipped. Bookplate of George Lowe to FEP. Presentation copy, inked inscription to FFEP, over a small elephant sketch: 'George Lowe / With his salaam / Jim H. Williams / "Elephant Bill". More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 23442
WILLIAMS, G. Valentine. With our army in flanders. London. Edward Arnold, 1916. Second impression. 8vo. xi, [1], 34, 8pp. With a frontispiece, a further 15 plates, a a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, spins sunned. Endpapers browned, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 21511
WILKINSON, Henry. Engines of war: or, historical and experimental observations on ancient and modern warlike machines and implements, including the manufacture of guns, gunpowder, and swords with remarks on bronze, iron, steel, &c. London. Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1841. First edition. 8vo. viii, 268, [2], 32pp. With a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Later rebacked and recornered, preserving original spine panel. Lightly rubbed. New endpapers, armorial bookplate of William Scott Curtis to FEP, scattered foxing. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 26203
WILBERFORCE, Edward. BLANCHARD, Edmund Forster. Poems. London. Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1857. First edition. 8vo. iv, 149pp, [1], 24pp. With a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed, sunned, and a trifle marked. Newspaper review pasted to verso of FFEP, occasional spotting. Presentation copy, signed by Edward Wilberforce to verso of FFEP. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 19067
WHYMPER, Edward. The ascent of the matterhorn. London. John Murray, 1880. Quarto. xxii, [2], 325pp, [1]. With an frontispiece, a further 13 engraved plates, 91 illustrations in the text, and two folding maps (one in colour). Later rebound by George's bookbinders of Bristol in olive green cloth, lettered in gilt. Light shelf-wear, spine sunned. From the library of George Lowe, with his bookplate to FEP and inked ownership inscription to FFEP. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23436
WHITTIER, John Greenleaf. Home ballads and poems. Boston. Ticknor and Fields, 1861. Second edition. 8vo. vi, [3], 10-206pp. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed and marked, corners bumped. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21768