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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

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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 Carmarthenshire family named White - and the book was also bound by the family as indicated by a small binders label at the end 'B... View more info

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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

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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 inner hinge splitting, and rear board hanging by a thread. Some foxing to e/p's and title page, but generally very clean. Early... 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

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


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 also some cracking of the leather to the centre of the spine but no loss. ALL hinges holding tight however and for it's age i... 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

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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 collation and consists of - a Full page Engraved Frontispiece of 'His Gracious Majesty George the Third' opposite a most attractive... 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

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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 generally sound, tight and complete. Plain Endpapers with traces of a bookplate (? ) having been removed from the front pastedo... 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

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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 does LACK 8 plates - Nos: 3, 7, 8, 15, 17, 30, 45 & 46. - and plate 36 has been mis-placed as Plate 3. The pagination is rat... 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

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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 with these volumes) generally clean and tight, but does LACK 5 plates - Nos: 29, 33, 35 40 & 41. The pagination is rather odd ... 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

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


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 places and a small triangle of leather (approx 1cm x 1cm) is missing from the top front of the spine, together with a 4cm sliver ... 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

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


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 Series: Eighth Part; 4to 11" - 13" tall 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

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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 the hinges are Tight and the covers sound - the spine looks reasonably good on the shelf. (2 blank endpapers - almost detached... 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

ISBN: 085045106X

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


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 biography of Caxton but it also describes fully the technical aspects of the production of his books, paper, watermarks, woodcuts, ... View more info

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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

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


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 Etherege... ; Mr. Cowley; Mr. Otway; … Captain Ayloffe; … " (and many others…). In the (probably) original full leather bo... 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

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


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 Chapter) together with the Original very large Fold-out, Hand-coloured, MAP of Spain and Portugal "Drawn from the best authorit... 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

ISBN: 0952596156

Condition: As New in Fine dust jacket


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 record of the business transacted in the Manor Courts held at Pennard, Gower, South Wales, from 1673 to 1701, together with a ... 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

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


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 distant past, and this has left grubby browned endpapers and smeared browned corners throughout the book. The pages are wavy... View more info

The Antiquities of England and Wales . Vol. VII. New Edition. The WALES Section.

By: Grose Francis

Price: £220.00

Publisher: London, Hooper and Wigstead: 1797

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 111100

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


FRONT BOARD DETACHED - Otherwise the covers are in Good condition overall, but internally the book is VG. Full (small diamond patterned) leather with gilt titling and decorative panels to the spine. Gilt patterned borders to the front and rear covers. Some marks to the covers/rubbed through corners. 4 Raised bands to the spine. The spine is splitting along the rear edge and chipped to the head/tail of the spine. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers with the heraldic bookplate of George and Florence Gould. Initials 'G G' on the second ffep. An Engraved Title page with an oval vignette. Followed... View more info

Cities and Civilisations. FOLIO SOCIETY Edition in Slipcase.

By: Hibbert, Christopher

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2004

Edition: 2nd Printing Folio Society Edition

Seller ID: 113447

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


As New. No dustjacket as issued. Second Folio Society Printing. Brown boards with bright gilt titling to the spine on a green blocking. With gilt decorations to the front cover. Housed in the Original slipcase with a pictorial paper side which has very slight small 'wrinkle/bubbling' marks to the paper surface- but no damage and hardly noticable. There are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates. 279 pp. List of Illustrations; Sources; Index. This is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Fine' copy. "This book attempts to give generously illustrated im... View more info

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Llanelly Pottery

By: Hughes Gareth and Robert Pugh

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Llanelli, Llanelli Borough Council: 1990

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113543

ISBN: 0906821134

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


In fine clean red cloth boards with bright gilt titling to spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which has a tiny amount of edgewear (now repaired to the reverse of the d/j with clear archive tape) and some light creases. The dustjacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Fine. The flap is Not clipped. All Hinges sound. A little light discolouration to the page edges o/w NO Inscriptions or other Marks. (xv) + 144pp. List of illustrations: List of colour plates (190) : General index. Photographs by John Harris. Cover illustration by ... View more info

An Analytical Digest of the Reports of Cases Decided in the Courts of Common Law, and Equity, of Appeal, and Nisi Prius in the Year MDCCCXXII (1822)

By: Jeremy, Henry (Of Middle Temple, Esq. Barrister at Law. )

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Lincoln's-inn, London, J & W. T. Clarke, Law Booksellers, Portugal Street,: 1823

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112763

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the ORIGINAL black printed/lettered and bordered, front and back, paper covered boards. The paper of the spine is titled/banded in black. The paper of the spine is split/splitting along most of the edges. The paper head/tail of the spine is missing circa .0.5 cm, and the corners/edges are bumped/rubbed, but overall it is unusual to find such early Black Printed paper covered boards in such a pretty good condition. Images available on request. ALL Hinges Tight and Secure. Plain endpapers, with a contemporary decorative bordered name label on the front pastedown - 'George Newmarch, Burford' (... View more info

An Analytical Digest of the Reports of Cases Decided in the Courts of Common Law, and Equity, of Appeal, and Nisi Prius in the Year MDCCCXVIII (1818)

By: Jeremy, Henry (Of Middle Temple, Esq. Barrister at Law. )

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Lincoln's-Inn, London, J & W. T. Clarke, Law Booksellers, Portugal Street,: 1819

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112764

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the ORIGINAL black printed/lettered and bordered, front and back, paper covered boards - with a black '2' on the centre spine. (The second volume ever in this series I believe? ). The paper of the spine is titled/banded in black. The paper of the spine is splitting at some edges. The tail of the spine is missing circa a triangular inch (3.0 cm) , and the corners/edges are bumped/rubbed, but overall it is unusual to find such early Black Printed paper covered boards in such a pretty good condition. Images available on request. ALL Hinges Tight and Secure. Clean Plain endpapers, with a contem... View more info