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Image for The Cambrian Directory, Or, Cursory Sketches of the Welsh Territories. with a Chart, Comprehending At One View, the Advisable Route-Best Inns-Distances-And Objects Most Worthy of Attention.

The Cambrian Directory, Or, Cursory Sketches of the Welsh Territories. with a Chart, Comprehending At One View, the Advisable Route-Best Inns-Distances-And Objects Most Worthy of Attention.

By: Anon (Attributed To Allen Cliff, Of Worcester)

Price: £140.00

Publisher: Salisbury, J. Easton,: 1800

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113860


FIRST Edition. Near contemporary/or contemporary half green leather (spine and corners) blind stamped decoration to the spine, with marbled boards. A burgundy coloured title label to the spine with bright gilt titling, plus gilt banding and decoration to the spine. Base colour to the spine has drkened to a browny-green with age but all very clean and clear. Extremities a little rubbed, and 2 names, and an address, to the plain front free endpaper, both from a local Carma... View more info

Image for The History of Switzerland . Form the Conquests of Cesar to the Abdication of Buonaparte Designed for Young Persons.

The History of Switzerland . Form the Conquests of Cesar to the Abdication of Buonaparte Designed for Young Persons.

By: Anon (Grattan, Thomas Colley; Largely Abridged From Joseph Planta's Book]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Harvey & Darton: 1825

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 113441


Quarter Leather - with leather spine and original pictorial paper boards. Small loss to head of spine. Corners bumped and knocked. Early Harvey & Darton publication. Small vignette on the paper boards front cover and also on back cover. Small booksellers label in top corner of front pastedown. (Langley of Dorking). (vii) + 316pp. Engraved frontispiece and engraved title page with an engraved vignette. Second Printed Title page. Large Fold-out Map of Switzerland. Front in... View more info

The Royal Military Chronicle or British Officer's Monthly Register and Mentor, Volume V (5) BOUND with ' the Life of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia ....' & 'The History of the Revolution in Portugal, in the Year 1640; or an Account Of....' This Volume 5 Covering December 1812 - April 1813.

By: Anon (Various)

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, J. Davis, Essex Street, Strand: 1812/13

Edition: 1st Edition (Plus.... see description)

Seller ID: 112801


In contemporary (1800s) Half-Leather with gilt titling/banding/small decorations and marbled paper boards. Quite an attractive book, but scruffy and with damage/some loss to the leather. The boards (and the leather) are worn and badly scuffed to all 4 corners, with loss to the leather, and the spine edges have split on the top and bottom edges and are cracking all up the sides. Some small loss there and to the head/tail of the spine and to the rear inner edges. There is ... View more info

The Royal Military Chronicle or British Officer's Monthly Register & Mentor, Volume IV (4). BOUND with 'the Life of Charles XII. King of Sweden". Translated from the French. & Now Published with Additions & Corrections.' This Vol 4 Covers May-November 181

By: Anon (Various)

Price: £500.00

Publisher: London, J. Davis, Essex Street, Strand: 1812

Edition: 1st Edition (Plus.... see description)

Seller ID: 112873


In contemporary (1800s) Half-Leather and marbled paper boards. Lacking two thirds of the spine leather. NO Title Label. Scruffy and with damage/some loss to the leather. The boards (and the leather) are worn and badly scuffed to all 4 corners, with loss to the leather. However ALL hinges holding tight and the book is holding tight. The page fore-edges are age-toned and have some light staining. The book, as is the other I have listed (Volume 5) , is a slightly odd collat... View more info

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A Dissertation on Rhetoric

By: Aristotle (translated From The Greek by) Daniel Michael Crimmin, Esq.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, J. J. Stockdale: 1812

Edition: 2nd Edition ( Corrected and Enlarged )

Seller ID: 112318


Quarter-bound in the orginal contemporary binding with a beige cloth spine, and paper covered boards. No Titling to the spine or boards. (Probably had a paper label - now missing). All covers are a little marked/grubby and there is a 2" narrow split in the top inner edge to the cloth of the spine - but all hinges tight and sound - it's just the cloth that has split. The corners, edges and head/tail of the spine are bumped, with a little scraping to the corners but ge... View more info

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Düsseldorfer Monathefte. VIIII / 9. Band (Volume 9)

By: Arnz & Co

Price: £145.00

Publisher: In Düsseldorf, Arnz & Co: 1856

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 113698


Note: LACKS 8 of 48 Plates - see details further on. ALL TEXT in GERMAN. In dark burgundy cloth-covered boards with blind-stamped decoration and bright gilt titling to the front board only. Spine faded, and corners bumped with scraped tips. Head and tail of spine chipped and a repaired tear to the top rear edge (2cms). Internally, (apart from light foxing patches here and there, some pages worse than others, as usual with these volumes) generally very clean and tight but... View more info

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Düsseldorfer Monathefte. V / 5. Band (Volume 5)

By: Arnz & Co

Price: £145.00

Publisher: In Düsseldorf, Arnz & Co: 1852

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 113699


Note: LACKS 5 Plates - see details further on. ALL TEXT in GERMAN. In very dark blue/green cloth-covered boards with blind-stamped decoration and bright gilt titling to the front board only. Spine has come off at some point and has been completely reglued, and corners bumped with scraped tips. Head and tail of spine chipped with a little loss to the cloth. Internally, (apart from light foxing patches all over pages here and there, some pages worse than others, as usual w... View more info

Image for A History of the Town of Belfast from the Earliest Times to the Close of the Eighteenth Century. & A History of the Town of Belfast from 1799 Till 1810 Together with Some Incidental Notices on Local Topics and Biographies of Many Well-Known Families.   (2 Volumes Bound As One) - a Benn 'family related' item with an 1877 letter, etc.

A History of the Town of Belfast from the Earliest Times to the Close of the Eighteenth Century. & A History of the Town of Belfast from 1799 Till 1810 Together with Some Incidental Notices on Local Topics and Biographies of Many Well-Known Families. (2 Volumes Bound As One) - a Benn 'family related' item with an 1877 letter, etc.

By: Benn George

Price: £545.00

Publisher: London, Marcus Ward & Co. ,: 1877/80

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113607


Benn's 'History of the Town of Belfast...' consists of two volumes, here bound together in full red leather with bright gilt titling and decoration. 5 raised bands to the spine with gilt decorated banding and gilt decoration in the compartments. A black leather title label with titling in gilt. The front and rear covers have gilt banding and the front cover has the Royal Coat of Arms in bright gilt in the centre. Some of the leather is rubbed/scraped to the edges in plac... View more info

Catalogue of Manuscripts on Vellum, Paper and Papyrus of the 4th to the 17th Century

By: Bibliotheca Phillippica

Price: £12.00

Publisher: New York, Sotheby & Co: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112042


Green decorated boards with black titling to the spine and front cover. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. There is fading to the spine and edges. There is also rubbing to the corners, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 127 pp + 36 b/w plates. Overall, apart from the 'faults', as detailed above, this is a Tight and Secure, Near 'Very Good' copy. "This book provides a detailed account of manuscripts from history. " ; Medieval Manuscripts: New Seri... View more info

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The Life of Henry Prince of Wales, Eldest Son of King James 1. Compiled Chiefly from His Own Papers, and Other Manuscripts, Never before Published.

By: Birch Thomas

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, G. Faulkner, in Essex Street,: 1760

Edition: First Irish Edition

Seller ID: 113027


This Dublin first edition is same year as the London first edition. Contemporary full calf - sound but with some damage to the leather. There is a 1" split/loss to the front top inner hinge, the rear bottom hinge is splitting (0.75") and the leather generally is scratched/marked/rubbed with some patches surface rubbed or completely missing the leather. The spine has 7 gilt bands (not raised) and a (chipped) burgundy leather Title label lettered in gilt. Overall t... View more info

The Blessedness of the Poor in Spirit. a Sermon Preach'd before the Queen At St James's November. 17. 1706

By: Blackall, Ofspring D. D.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, H. Hills (printed and Sold by): c.1706

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 000015


Disbound (No Covers or similar) Pamphlet. Good/NoJacket. 3rd Edition. 8vo. 16 pp. Published by Her Majesty's special command. Pages browning with age. Ofspring Blackall was Chaplain in Ordinary to her Majesty. ; 000015; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

The Way of Trying Prophets. a Sermon Preach'd Before the Queen at Saint James's November 9. 1707

By: Blackall, Ofspring D. D.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, H. Hills (printed and Sold by): c.1710/20s?

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 000016


Disbound (No covers or similar) Pamphlet. Good/No Jacket. 3rd Edition. 8vo. Published by HER MAJESTY'S SPECIAL COMMAND. 24 pp. Pages browning. No Date apart from the title - so early 18th Century - c.1707/20? View more info

Caxton: England's First Publisher .

By: Blake N. F.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Osprey Publishing Ltd: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111834


Yellow/Grey Cloth, with printed bright Red blocking and Bright Gold Titling to the spine, with cream laid endpapers, in three colour, typographic jacket. A little light creasing to the top/rear of the dustjacket, but NO Inscriptions or marks. (xi) + 220 pp. Black and White Frontispiece (a page of the First English Printed book) and illustrated throughout in b/w. With bibliography and index. An Excellent Near 'AS New' copy, Looks Unread/untouched. This is a general biogra... View more info

Image for The Second Volume of Miscellaneous Works Written by George, Late Duke of Buckingham. Containing a KEY to the REHEARSAL, and Several Pieces in Prose and Verse ; Never before PRINTED.....

The Second Volume of Miscellaneous Works Written by George, Late Duke of Buckingham. Containing a KEY to the REHEARSAL, and Several Pieces in Prose and Verse ; Never before PRINTED.....

By: Buckingham Lord George (Late Duke Of Buckingham) Collected and Prepar'd ...by The Late Ingenious Mr. Tho. Brown

Price: £195.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Sam. Briscoe, and Sold By J. Nutt Near Stationers-Hall,: 1705

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113011


The Title continues = …." With a Collection Of Poems, Satyrs, Letters, Dialogues, Essays, Characters, Maxims of State Valuable Speeches, in both Houses of Parliament, by Several Lords and Commons: Printed from Original Manuscripts, that give a light into the Secret History of the Times. Written by the Late Duke of Buckingham; Duke of Lauderdal; Marquis of Halifax; … Earl Of Rochester; … Sir William Temple… Sir Edward Seymour; … Mr Dryden; Sir George Ethereg... View more info

Image for Convenient and Ornamental Architecture, Consisting of Original Designs, for Plans, Elevations, and Sections: Beginning with the Farm House, and Regularly Ascending to the Most Grand and Magnificent Villa... Engraved on Seventy Copper Plates.

Convenient and Ornamental Architecture, Consisting of Original Designs, for Plans, Elevations, and Sections: Beginning with the Farm House, and Regularly Ascending to the Most Grand and Magnificent Villa... Engraved on Seventy Copper Plates.

By: Crunden, John

Price: £460.00

Publisher: London, Printed for I. Taylor, Nearly Opposite Great Turn-Stile, Holborn.: 1785

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 113513


Bound in the original full 'tree-calf' leather, the spine with 5 raised bands and a burgundy, gilt tilted label. The calf is scraped here and there, and edge-worn with a little loss to the leather on the front cover. The spine to the inner edges/hinges is partially cracked here and there, but all hinges are secure. The tips of the corners are bumped and scraped through to the board, but overall it looks quite a handsome copy on the shelf. See Images. NO Inscriptions. (v... View more info

Travels through Spain, by John Talbot Dillon...illustrated with Notes and Observations, from a Tour through Spain and Portugal in 1803 by Christian Augustus Fischer (Complete Segment Disbound (Presumably) from Cavendish Pelham's 'The World: or, the Present State of the Universe. Being a ....collection of Modern Voyages & Travels. Selected, Arranged, & Digested, from Narratives of the Latest ...travellers (1808/10)

By: Dillon John Talbot, Sir; and Christian August Fischer (Cavendish Pelham)

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, J Stratford (Presumably): 1810

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 113130


This is (presumably) an Original 1810 DISBOUND segment on SPAIN and PORTUGAL from "The World: or, the Present State of the Universe. Being A General and Complete Collection of Modern Voyages and Travels. Selected, Arranged, and Digested, from the narratives of the latest and most authentic travellers and navigators " by Cavendish Pelham. NO covers. The pagination runs from the original book and covers pages 306 - 344 (page 305 being the end of the previous Chapte... View more info

Founding Fathers A Re-Issue of This Famous Novel

By: Duggan, Alfred

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Peter Davies: 1972

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 110327


Red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's illustrated dustjacket. Dustjacket is not price-clipped. There is negligible foxing to the top page-edge. No Inscriptions or Marks. 283pp. Apart from the negligible foxing to the top page-edge this is an Excellent Clean, Tight and Bright 'AS NEW' copy." An Historical novel on the founding of Rome; featuring the mythology of Romulus and the eighth century B. C classical world" ; 8vo 8&#... View more info

The Pennard Manor Court Book 1673-1701. No 15 in the Series - Publications of the South Wales Record Society

By: Edmunds, Michael J. (Transcribed by) & Joanna Martin (Introduction)

Price: £31.00

Publisher: Cardiff, South Wales Record Society: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113106


Bound in original maroon cloth boards, with Bright Gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price clipped. 'As new' condition in a Fine dustwrapper (just the very slightest of edge creasing due to storage - negligible). No Inscriptions or Marks. Map endpapers. (xxxvi) + 109 pp. Illustrated with a b/w frontispiece and one line drawn map. Glossary; Index of Place-names; Index of Personal-names. The complete r... View more info

Edward Gibbon's Atlas of the World.

By: Gibbon Edward; Fernandez Armesto, Felipe ( Introduction and Commentary by )

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1991

Edition: 1st Folio Society Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 112254


In the original plain navy matching slipcase. Dark blue boards with bright gilt titling/decoration to the front cover and to spine. No marks, Near As New - Very clean, looks unread. Pictorial endpapers. No Inscriptions or Marks. 116 pp. Black/white frontispiece, black/white illustrated title page. Modern maps and Index gazetteer by Andrew Heritage and P. J. M. Geelan. Profusely illustrated throughout with black and white maps throughout, mainly full page, and including s... View more info

Image for An Exposition of the Book of Solomon's Song, Commonly Called Canticles : Wherein the Authority of it is Established and Vindicated, Against Objections Both Ancient and Modern; Several Versions Compared with the Original Text:  The Different Senses, Both of Jewish and Christian Interpreters Considered; and the Whole Opened and Explained in Proper and Useful Observations ; to Which is Added, the Targum, or Chaldee Paraphrase Upon the Whole Book.

An Exposition of the Book of Solomon's Song, Commonly Called Canticles : Wherein the Authority of it is Established and Vindicated, Against Objections Both Ancient and Modern; Several Versions Compared with the Original Text: The Different Senses, Both of Jewish and Christian Interpreters Considered; and the Whole Opened and Explained in Proper and Useful Observations ; to Which is Added, the Targum, or Chaldee Paraphrase Upon the Whole Book.

By: Gill John

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Printed for John Ward, At the King's-Arms in Cornhill, and George Keith, At Mercers Chapel, Cheapside,: 1751

Edition: The Second Edition with ADDITIONS

Seller ID: 113658


Soloman's 'Song of Songs'. Full leather, gilt borders and 5 raised bands to the spine. Leather shabby and peeling away in parts with losses to the corners/edges and to the head/tail and other parts of the spine. Scuffed corners through to the boards. Hinges split (front hinge) - front board detached - and rear hinge splitting but strings holding tight on the back board. No title label. Internally this book is COMPLETE, BUT has been damp to the bottom at some point in the... View more info