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English Books - 1801 onwards

BEATTY, William. Authentic narrative of the Death of Lord Nelson: With the circumstances preceding, attending, and subsequent to, that event; the professional report on his lordship's wound, and several interesting anecdotes . London. Printed By T. Davison...for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1807. First edition. 8vo. iv, 99pp, [1]. With engraved portrait frontispiece and one further engraved plate ('The Ball which mortally wounded The Lamented Nelson of Glorious & Immortal Memory'). Recent half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red, black, and green calf lettering-pieces. Minor shelf-wear. Marbled endpapers, bookplate of R. C. Fiske to FEP, plates foxed, later illustrated portrait of Beatty pasted to verso of title page. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 23830
BEATTIE, James. The minstrel; or, the progress of genius: and Other Poems. London. Printed for John Sharpe, 1827. 12mo. xiv, 176pp. With an additional engraved title page and a further five engraved plates. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, inked gift inscription to verso of FFEP, pencilled annotations to front blank fly-leaves, occasional inked highlighting. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21569
BEAMISH, Tufton. Battle royal: a new account of Simon de Montfort's struggle against King Henry III. London. Frederick Muller Limited, [1965]. First edition, second issue. 8vo. 285pp, [1]. With a frontispiece and eight plates. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed. Internally immaculate. Presentation copy, inked inscription to title page: ''Bill' Slim / with my kindest regards / and special respect / Tufton'. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 25848
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
BAYLY, Thomas. Rough sketches of bath, and Other Poems. London. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1820. Fifth edition. 12mo. [2], 127pp, [1]. With half-title. Uncut and partially unopened in original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities worn, surface loss to cracked spine, chipping to lettering-piece, upper board held by single cord only, lower joint split. Recent bookplate of the Bath Public Reference Library to FEP, occasional ink-stamps, half-title very nearly detached, later ink ownership inscription to head of title-page, lightly foxed. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 16870
BAYLEY, F[rederick] W[illiam] N[aylor]. The French Revolution of 1830. A Comic Poem. London. Alfred Miller, 1830. First edition. 12mo. [2], 24pp. With half-title, an engraved portrait frontispiece and two engraved plates. Stitched in original publisher's printed paper wraps. Slight chipping to spine, spots of marking and foxing, very small worm-hole to lower cover passing through a majority of the text-block - in no instance touching text. Light offsetting, occasional foxing and creasing. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 14690
BATEMAN, J[oseph]. A supplement to The General Turnpike Road Act, of 3 GEO. IV. CAP. 126... London. Printed for the Associated Law Booksellers, and sold by A. Maxwell et al., 1823. First edition. 8vo. [2], 126pp, [4]. With an engraved frontispiece and two final advertisement leaves. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Lightly marked, head of spine worn, slight splitting to upper joint. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 20418
BARTON, Bernard. Poetic vigils. London. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1824. First edition. 8vo. 12, [2], xii, 308pp. With an initial publisher's advertisement catalogue and two final leaves of advertisements. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities worn, upper joint split. Recent bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 19065
BARRY, George, Rev.. The history of the Orkney Islands: in which is comprehended an account of their present as well as their ancient state; together with the advantages they possess for several branches of industry, and the means by which they may be improved. Edinburgh. Printed for the Author by D. Willison, 1805. First edition. Quarto. viii, 509pp, [3]. With an engraved folding map and 11 engraved plates. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, tooled and lettered in gilt. Very minor shelf-wear. Ink library stamp to title page, foxed, occasional offsetting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23297
BARROW, Sir John. The life of richard earl howe, k.g., admiral of the fleet, and general of marines. London. John Murray, 1838. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 432, 8pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, two folding plates, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, plates foxed, else internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'Admiral / Sir Pulteney Malcolm G.C.B. G.C.M.G. / From the Publisher'. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 20619
BARROW, John. Memoirs of the naval worthies of queen elizabeth's reign; of their gallant deeds, daring adventures, and services, in the infant state of the british navy... London. John Murray, 1845. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 495pp, [1]. With a half-title. Contemporary gilt-tooled brown morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Hinges exposed, occasional spotting, contemporary bookplate of William Morris Reade to FEP, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FFEP, contemporary inked gift inscription to front blank fly-leaf: 'William Morris Reade, from his sincere friend, Horace Andrew Walpole; on his leaving Eton: Easter, 1847'. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 21952
BARNETT, Correlli. The Swordbearers: Studies in Supreme Command in the First World War. London. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1963. First edition. 8vo. 386pp, [2]. With numerous photographic illustrations. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed. Later gilt supralibros of Windsor Grammar School to upper board. Internally clean and crisp. Armorial bookplate of Field Marshal Slim to FEP beneath the inked calligraphic inscription: 'FIELD-MARSHAL THE VISCOUNT SLIM, K.G. / WINDSOR GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR BOYS / 22 APRIL 1964'. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 25840
BARNES, Major R. Money. The uniforms & history of the Scottish regiments: Britain-Canada-Australia-New Zealand-South Africa: 1625 to the Present Day. London. Seeley Service & Co., [1956]. First edition. 8vo. 350pp, [2]. Without the 12 colour plates. Handsomely bound, as evidence of study for a national diploma in bookbinding, in contemporary navy morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, brown, red, and orange morocco onlays to upper board, T.E.G. Minor shelf-wear. Paper examination pasted to FEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 16295
BARLOW, Fred. Mental prodigies. An enquiry into the faculties of arithmetical, chess, and musical prodigies, famous memorizers, precocious children and the like, with numerous examples of "lightning" calculations and mental magic. New York. Philosophical Library, 1952. First American edition. 8vo. 256pp. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Very minor shelf-wear, dustwrapper worn, torn, chipped, and price-clipped, loss to head of upper panel, naive clear tape repairs to verso. Bookplate of Kent Dallett and book-label of Erwin Tomash to FEP. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 23856
BARLOW, Fred. Mental prodigies. An enquiry into the faculties of arithmetical, chess, and musical prodigies, famous memorizers, precocious children and the like, with numerous examples of "lightning" calculations and mental magic. London. Hutchinson's Scientific and Technical Publications, 1952. Reprint. 8vo. 255pp, [1]. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Minor shelf-wear, dustwrapper lightly rubbed. Book-label of Erwin and Adelle Tomash to FEP. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 23857
BARBER, Noel. The white desert. [London]. Hodder and Stoughton, [1958]. First edition. 8vo. 205pp, [3]. With a sketch-map frontispiece and 31 photographic illustrations. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Very minor shelf-wear, dustwrapper rubbed, marked, chipped, and torn, spine panel sunned. Bookplate of George Lowe to FEP. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 23429
BARBARY, James. Lawrence and his Desert Raiders. London. Max Parrish, [1965]. First edition. 8vo. 95pp, [1]. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Spine a trifle cocked, dustwrapper slightly rubbed, very short closed tear to lower panel. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 26294