London: His Majesty's Staionery Office, 1949. Paperback. Off-white side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Penned ownership signature of Arnold Plant dated 26 Jan 1949 to front cover. Minor browning to margins and edges of wrappers, but clean overall. 82 pages. ENG/040820. Very Good.
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New York: Schocken Books, (1966). Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light bumping to spine ends. Interior is clean and bright. Red price-clipped illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Spine panel faded to light brown. Minor rubbing to dust jacket. Index, 216 pages. English Biography. ENGBIO/042313. Near Fine / Very Good.
London: Blackie & Son, 1884. Hardcover. Engraved from important works by distinguished modern painters, and from authentic state portraits. With descriptive historical sketches. These two substantial volumes have 69 handsome plates that illustrate important events and persons in the history of England and Scotland. Bound in three quarter brown leather with black cloth covers. Leather is chipped, rubbed, and bumped. Spine has raised bands with dark brown title labels. Covers have signs of wear and handling. All edges gilt. Hinges reinforced. Light spotting to first and last few pages but otherwise clean and bright. Someone scrawled her name and address on a free front endpaper of Volume II. A nice set in very good condition. Will require extra postage. Quartos. Volume I: 182 pages plus plates; Volume II: 171 pages plus plates. ENG/101921. Very Good.
London, New York, Toronto: The London School of Economics and Political Science, and Longmans, Green and Co., 1952. Hardcover. 8vo. Maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor browning to end pages. Else is clean and bright. Light grey dust jacket with maroon title to front and spine panels. Minor toning to edges and spine of dust jacket. Index, 654 pages. English History. ENGHIST/012012. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
New York: Crown Publishers, 1952. Hardcover. Very good. No Jacket. 4to. Red cloth boards with blue title to spine and small white unicorn designs. Minor fraying to spine ends; rubbing to boards and spine. Light bowing to front board. Interior pages are yellowed around edges, but are otherwise very clean w/ bright text. Includes 201 photographs of English scenes from 1850-1951. Index, 164 pages. ENG/042004. Very Good.
Sussex and New Jersey: The Harvester Press and Barnes & Noble Books, (1985). First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Fine in grey paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior. Fine light blue dust jacket with white and black title to front and spine panels. Index, 228 pages. ENGHIS/010418. Fine / Fine.
London: Paul Elek, 1966. Hardcover. With 24 colour plates, reproduced using 6 color lithography, from original 18th and 19th century engravings, prints, and paintings. Also includes 96 pages with 196 duotone illustrations for a total of 144 pages. Oblong folio bound in turquoise cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt emblem to front board. Minor sunning to edges of boards and wear to edges. Clean, bright interior. In full color illustrated dust jacket with dark blue title to spine and front panels. Wear to edges of jacket including a few tears, one repaired with tape. Minor sunning to jacket. Jacket is now protected in an archival cover. This may require extra shipping fee due to large size. ENG/072821. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: John Lane Company, 1913. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in grey cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Minor rubbing to front board, edges, and hinges. Top edge gilt. Light sporatic foxing throughout. Binding cracked but tight. 247pages , plus approximately 20 pages of ads. English History. ENG105310. Very Good.
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1962. Paperback. Includes laid in three page typed report with pencil annotations from a Conservative Agricultural Committee M.P's Fowl Pest Report meeting, which began in 1960 and wasn't "signed" until 1962. Bound in blue paper wrappers with black title to front cover and handwritten black title to spine panel. Minor wear to covers and previous owner's name to top of front cover. Some underlining in pencil to text. Includes two fold-out charts. 108 pages. ENG/091015. Very Good.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1953). Hardcover. 8vo. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Interior is clean and bright. White and grey price clipped dust jacket with black and red title to front and spine panels. Browning to spine panel and top edge of front panel and minor soiling to dust jacket. Index, 224 pages. ENGHIS/070716. Near Fine / Very Good.
Edinburgh and London: James Hogg and R. Groomridge & Sons, 1857. Hardcover. Uncommon. In his introduction the author writes: "What is the justifying purpose of this pamphlet at this moment: Its purpose is to diffuse amongst...the middle classes, whose daily occupations leave them small leisure for direct personal inquires, some sufficient materials for appreciating the justice of our British pretensions and attitude in our coming war with China." De Quincey continues throughout to revile the Chinese and to justify again and again the rectitude of England's conducting war against them. Bound in three quarter red leather with red and blue marbled boards. Spine with six compartments with leather title label. Leather worn and scuffed along corners and spine joint. All edges decorated. Bookplate apparently removed from front pastedown. Interior pages clean and bright. Very good condition. Measures 5.25 x 8.25 inches. 152 pages. ENGHIS/022621. Very Good.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1884. Paperback. SCARCE. 8vo. Beige paper wrappers with black title to front panel. Wear to wrappers includes one closed tear to top half of front wrapper and one closed tear to bottom half of rear wrapper as well as a few chips to the edges and spine and writing in pencil to top corner of front wrapper. Small chips to corners of text block. Pages are brittle. Pencil marking to footnote on one page. Else is clean and bright. 32 pages. English History. ENGHIS/011818. Very Good.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1926. Hardcover. 8vo. Dark blue boards with gilt title to spine. Spine sun-faded with title difficult to read. Fading to portion of front board. Minor yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright. Tight binding. 396 pages. English History. ENG3/3122. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1882. Hardcover. 12mo. Green leather backed marble paper covered boards with green leather corners. Gilt title to maroon title label on spine but half of label is missing. Minor rubbing to exterior. Front hinge cracked. Front free end page is loose. Marbled page edges. Interior is clean and bright. English Biography. ENG408271. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Fading to spine and to top edge of front board. First American edition. Autobiography of an eminent English physician. A few ink marks in text from previous owner. 351 pages, index, plus ads in the rear. English Biography. ENG106080. Very Good.
London: University of London / Athlone Press, 1957. Paperback. Lecture delivered 4 May 1959. Octavo in light blue side-stapled paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Slight browning to edges of wrappers, remnants of masking tape to front cover, and very light dampstain wrappers near spine. Clean interior. 22 pages. ENGHIS/090815. Very Good.
London: Savoy Press, 1900. Hardcover. First edition. Bound in contemporary dark blue cloth with red leather spine label. This was an elaborate advertising book for the Savoy hotel, with contributions by various authors, with color and black and white illustrations including reproductions of two prints by James McNeill Whistler. In near fine condition. Octavo. 104 pages. ENGH/042221. Near Fine.
London: John Churchill, 1842. Hardcover. Very good in original brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and blind stamped design to covers. The spine title reads: Lankester's Askern. Minor fading to spine and edges of boards along with a few spots of soiling, bumped corners, and minor edgewear. Paper remnant of label to foot of spine. Two ownership inscriptions, one of which is crossed out, a bookplate to front pastedown, and an ownership stamp to the rear pastedown. Lacks front free endpage. Remnants of old tape to margins of title page. Includes fold-out color map and errata slip. A relevant newspaper article has been tipped-in near the front. Aside from ownership markings and 3 corrections which reflect the errata notes made in red ink, the interior is very clean. A few small splits to the binding. 151 pages. ENG/011713. Very Good.