London / New York: William Heinemann / Dodd, Mead and Company, 1904. Hardcover. A history of Bath in England focusing on the 17th and 18th centuries with chapters on life at bath, society, Sheridan's marriage, the Methodists, authors at Bath, Art and Science, and the transformation of Bath in the 19th century. With extensive bibliography and illustrations. Bound in three quarter red leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title and decoration to spine. Sunning and scuffing to spine. Fading, rubbing, and spotting to front board. Wear and chipping to edges and corners. Illustrated with some full page plates, some of which fold out. Occasional spots of foxing to interior and occasional spot of soiling to margins, but clean and bright overall. Bookplate of Miriam Lewis to front pastedown. A worn, but still attractive copy. 328 pages. ENG/083022. Very Good.
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New York: E.P. Dutton, 1903. Hardcover. First American Edition. With 2 photogravure plates and 172 illustrations. A readable history written by the Countess of Warwick (1861 - 1938) in the first person based on her research. The author was a British socialite and philanthropist. A campaigning socialist, she supported numerous attempts to aid the disadvantaged in pursuing education, getting housing, and finding employment. She established a school for needlework in Essex. She had several scandalous affairs and was the mistress of the Prince of Wales. Her memoirs are considered to be amongst the best written in Edwardian Society, even though they were considered vulgar at the time of publication. Warwick Castle still stands and is now a tourist attraction. Bound in red morocco over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title and decoration to spines. Rubbing to boards, wear to edges, corners, hinges, and bands. The front board of volume I remains attached to the spine, but has become detached from the textblock. Three inch split to leather along front hinge. Rear hinges of both volumes are starting and have tears to the leather. Bumping to top corners of first volume. . Continuous pagination of 882 pages. ENG/083022 May require an extra shipping fee. Very Good.
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842. Hardcover. Uncommon revised edition. With 16 spirited engravings including title page vignette. A collection of biographical sketches of some notorious English thieves including Robin Hood, Henry Cook, George Barrington, Captain Paul Jones, and many more. One of the more interesting engravings appears to depict a man stealing a bear. 16mo. Bound in full tan leather boards with maroon title label and black author label to spine. Gilt devices to compartments and gilt motif to edges of boards and dentelles. The front board is present but detached. Rear board has been professionally reattached. Chipping to spine ends and wear to edges of boards and corners. Soiling to boards, which appears to be black ink. With marbled endpapers and full marbled edges. Browning to half title page and to margins of plates, but bright otherwise. A few small pencil markings and occasional spots of foxing (mostly to plates). 422 pages. A good candidate for repair. Priced for sale here with the present condition considered. ENG/081722. Very Good.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1868 / 1870. Hardcover. Lord Macaulay (1800 - 1859) was a British historian and Whig politician. This book includes his contributions to the Knights Quarterly Magazine, Edinburgh Review, Encyclopedia Britannica, as well as miscellaneous poems, inscriptions, etc. - and his speeches. Bound in full dark brown leather boards with red title label and green author label to spine. Embossed decorations to spine and boards. Minor wear and rubbing to hinges, spine ends, edges, corners, and covers. Spots of foxing to covers. Marbled endpapers and full red edges. Spots of foxing to early and late pages and penned inscription dated Christmas 1903 to front free endpaper, but clean overall. 395 pages plus 256 pages. ENG/083022. Very Good.
London: Eveleigh Nash, 1912. Hardcover. A history of the spa town of Tunbridge Wells, which is in Kent England. Illustrated from rare prints and portraits in the collection of A.M. Broadley. Attractively bound in three quarter turquoise leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Cracking to leather along front hinge; although, board remains firmly attached. Sunning to spine and evidence of library sticker removed at foot of spine. Library number partially removed from bottom of title page. No other noticable library markings. Light toning to margins, else clean. Bookplates to endpapers of John King and Elsie Bogardus Murphy. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. 315 pages. ENG/081722. Very Good.
London: J. Osborn and J. Rivington, 1744. Hardcover. Second Edition, which contains a previously unpublished copy of a letter to the author with a copy of the answering letter. Written by Richard Newton (1676 - 1753), the Presbyter of the English Church in response to Henry Wharton's "Defense of Pluralities" (1692). Bound in full tan leather boards with maroon and gilt title label to spine. Most of spine label is no longer present, but several gilt letters remain. The leather on both hinges is cracked, but the cords remain intact and the boards are still securely attached. Rubbing and wear to spine, edges, and corners. A few very light spots of foxing to first and last few pages, else clean and bright. 402 pages. REL/081722. Very Good.
London: Horace Cox, 1895. Hardcover. Number 55 of 250 copies, printed on large paper. According to the preface, this book is not intended to be a guide as no hotels are menationed, rather it documents "scenes and places along the Devonshire seaboard, the result of a walk, or rather of a series of walks, over the cliffs of the fairest county in the west." Brown leather spine over dark green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Gilt vignette of Devon to front board. Minor sunning to spine and minor wear to edges of boards. Bumping to corners. Minor foxing throughout, heaviest on early and late pages. Includes a fold out map to rear and multiple full page illustrations. A few short closed tears to the map. 444 pages. ENG/080822. Very Good.
London: Horace Cox, 1893. Hardcover. Number 204 of 250 copies, printed on large paper. Written as a travelogue of Devon based on the author's wanderings through the countryside. He laments not commenting more on fishing opportunities; however, he notes this was not intended to be guide book. Brown leather spine over dark green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Gilt vignette of Devon to front board. Minor sunning and spotting to spine and minor wear to edges of boards. Bumping to corners. Minor foxing throughout, heaviest on early and late pages. Includes a fold out map to rear and multiple full page illustrations. 348 pages plus ads. ENG/081022. Very Good.
London: Blackie & Son, Limited, 1898. Hardcover. All volumes are bound in matching three quarter brown leather over dark brown leather cloth boards. Red and gilt title labels to two of the three volumes. Wear and rubbing to corners, edges, and spines of all volumes. Dampstain to front board of last volume. Bubbling to cloth on front of first volume. Fading and scuffing to spines. Marbled endpapers and full marbled edges. Occasional spots of foxing, mostly to early and late pages, but clean overall. Illustrated. Size: Thick octavos. Volume I / II is 336 / 343 pages; Volume III / IV are each 344 pages; Volume V / VI are 362 / 368 pages. ENG/080522. Very Good.
London: Jones and Co, 1828. Hardcover. Includes 80 plates plus 1 map and 2 engraved title pages. Bound in three quarter dark brown leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Heavy wear and rubbing to boards with some losses to marbled paper. Heavy wear to corners and edges of boards. Front hinge is cracked and rear hinge is worn. Boards remain attached and textblock is tightly bound. Text pages have occasional spots of foxing but are clean overall; although there is browning to a few pages where flowers appear to have once been pressed. There is heavier foxing to the plates, which are bound into the rear. Dampstaining to margins of many plates; however, images are not affected. Two pages of plates have open tears to the margins and one has been repaired with extra paper adhered to the verso. A few short closed tears and chips to margins of some pages. Bookplate of a goat wearing a crown to front pastedown. Ownership name of James G. Morgan in pen to front free endpaper. Front free endpaper has been adhered to verso of frontispiece. 172 plates plus plates. ENG/080522. Very Good.
London, Paris, New York: Cassell and Company, 1912. Hardcover. Known best for his plays, George Richard Sims (1847 - 1922) was also an editor, journalist, and poet. In his preface, he states: "That no detail may be lacking, no phase overlooked, our writers have been selected for their intimate knowledge of the subjects allotted to them. Many of the names are household words in the literature and journalism of to-day. All have loyally borne in mind the particular purpose of our task. That purpose is to present for the first time to the English speaking public a complete and comprehensive survey of the myriad human atoms which make up this ever-changing kaleidoscope, the mightiest capital the world has ever seen - Living London in teh reign of King Edward the Seventh." With over 450 illustrations. Contributions from multiple authors addressing a variety of subjects: London Barracks, music, clubs, art, midnight London, athletics, House of Lords, waterside, and much more. Bound in three quarter brown leather over blue cloth covered boards with gilt titles to spines. Wear and treated red-rot to spines leather. Minor soiling and rubbing to boards. Front hinge of first volume is starting. Bumping to bottom front cover of second volume. Minor loss to leather on corner tips. Clean, bright interiors. Size: Quartos. This set may require an additional shipping fee due to weight. Volume I: 384 pages; Volume II: 384 pages; Volume III: 383 pages. ENG/112122. Very Good.
Oxford: J. Skelton, 1823. Hardcover. A handsome volume on the counties of Oxfordshire with Skelton's skilled and detailed full page engravings and text vignettes. The work is organized by county, with a list of their parishes and hamlets. Each is paginated separately. There is a several page history for each and descriptions of the locales and noteworthy sights. This is followed by the plates of antiquities found there. Bound in three quarter black leather with green cloth covers. Gilt title to spine. Covers and leather are bumped, rubbed, and worn along the edges. Marbled endpapers. Bookplate of James Jackson on front endpaper. Front hinge is split but the text block is tight. Interior pages are clean with some light aging to margins. The plates are indeed beautiful but the margins of their pages are spotted and foxed to varying degrees, generally not affecting the images. A nice copy of this large and interesting book. Measures 11.5 x 14 inches. About 200 pages of text and plates. ENGHIST/072822. Very Good.
Boston: D Lothrop Company, 1887. Hardcover. Robert Southey was an English poet of the Romantic school and was considered one of the Lake Poets He was poet laureate from 1813 until his death in 1843. He was also a historian and prolific biographer, including biographies of the life and works of John Bunyan, John Wesley, William Cowper, Oliver Cromwell and Horatio Nelson. Octavo. Brown cloth-covered boards with gilt title on red label to spine. Pages are clean, but show toning. Cover shows wear and a few minor stains. Minor foxing to front and back endpapers. Previous owner's label on inside front cover. 433 pages, with book advertisements at end. ENGHIST/081322. Very Good.
Manchester: University Press, 1916. Hardcover. This lecture describes a burglary of the king's wardrobe that occured on April 24, 1303. Ex-library with pocket to rear pastedown and library stamps and markings to various pages. Disbound and laid into the original binding of blue linen over paper covered boards with black title to front board. Call number in white to spine and call number in black to front board. Dampstaining to edges of front board and rubbing to boards. Includes a plan of Westminster Abbey and Palace as well as two full page plates reproducing a medieval manuscript showing the Outrage at Anagni and the Outrage at Westminster. Minor browning to interior. Clean overall aside from library markings and a few light smudge marks. Rear cover and interior do not show signs of dampstaining. 24 pages. ENG/111122. Good.
London: Offices of the Studio, 1908. Hardcover. Bound in three quarter tan leather over marbled paper covered boards with black and gilt title label to spine. Bump to top edge of board, wear to edges of boards, and small loss of paper to front board. Binders sticker to front pastedown - Bookbinders and Ruling Company, Dublin. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Includes 10 full color illustrations with tissue guards and numerous black and white line drawings. Scattered foxing throughout, browning to some pages, light toning to margins, but clean overall. 120 pages. ART/080822. Very Good.
London: The Daily Telegraph in Conjunction With The Daily Sketch, The Glasgow Herald, and Hodder and Stoughton, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. This was a special publication sold for the Benefit of the Daily Telegraph Belgian Fund. Belgium had been invaded by Germany in its fight against England and France at the beginning of World War I. Rather than surrender, Belgium fought, suffering many losses. This tribute was intended to show the British appreciation of Belgium's sacrifices and to raise funds for relief. There are contributions from more than 250 prominent figures of the day, including scholars, writers, political figures, and artists. Includes many color plates, some tipped-in, and a number of black and white plates. Contributors include Winston Churchill, Claude Debussy, Aga Khan, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Claude Monet, Maxfield Parrish, Arthur Rackham, and Edith Wharton. Quarto. Original binding. Cream cloth-covered boards with title and decorative design in green to front and spine. Covers have substantial smudging and moderate wear and bumping to corners and edges. Sunning to spine. Pages are browned but clean. 188 pages. ENGHIST/083122. Very Good.
London: Harrison and Co., 1785-1787. First edition of James Harrison's eight volume compendium of important eighteenth century periodicals with essays by such figures as Samuel Johnson, Richard Steele, Joseph Addison, George Lord Lyttelton, Launcelot Temple, Isaac Bickerstaff, and Adam Fitz-Adam among others. As is evident in the reprinting of these essays, letters, and newspaper issues, the eighteenth century was a time of great knowledge, exploration, rapidly growing technology and expanding archives of information made possible by advances in the printing press. Bound in contemporary leather in generally very good condition. Interior pages have spotting and foxing scattered throughout the eight volumes. An occasional loose page. Still very good. Volume I: Samuel Johnson's "The Rambler" in four volumes with 463 pages; and George Lyttleton's "Letters from a Persian in 81 pages. Volume II: "The Adventurer" - a newspaper with 140 issues that continued Samuel Johnson's prose with 366 pages. Volume III: "The Tatler" written by Isaac Bickerstaff in four volumes with 641 pages. Volume IV: "The Spectator" written by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, volumes 1-4 with 646 pages. Volume V: "The Spectator, volumes 5-8 with 1260 pages. Volume VI: "The Connoisseur," written by Mr. Town with 313 pages; "The Citizen of the World" written by Oliver Goldsmith in two volumes with 208 pages; "The Babler" written by Hugh Kelly in two volumes with 199 pages. Volume VII: "The World" with 490 pages; Lord Lyttleton's "Dialogue with the Dead" with 96 pages. Volume VIII: "The Idler" written by Samuel Johnson with 146 pages; "Fitzosborne's Letters" with 124 pages; "Launcelot Temple's Sketches: with 45 pages; "The Lover" by Richard Steele with 86 pages; "Essays on Men and Manners" written by William Shenstone with 80 pages. LIT/080422.