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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London: printed for H. Lintot, T. Longman, J. and P. Knapton, B. Sprint, D. Midwinter, et. al. 1737. Hardcover. Size: Small 8vo. Bound in full dark brown leather boards with red and gilt title labesls to spines. Gilt volume numbers to volumes 1, 2, and 3. Volume 4 has been expertly restored; the boards are original, and spine is modern with original title label. The front boards of Volumes 3 and 4 are detached but present. Cracking to exterior hinges of volumes several volumes. Leather of spines of volumes 1 - 3 are cracked with minor chipping. Leather boards of all volumes are scuffed and edgeworn with bumped corners. A border is tooled on all boards. Gilt tooling to edges of boards is worn. Bookplate of previous owner to front pastedowns of all volumes, Harold Randolph. Vols. are also signed by previous owner. Laid paper interiors are very clean with bright text and only very occasional spots of foxing. Edges of pages in Volume 4 are somewhat warped. Decorative woodcut headpieces begin all chapters. A nice set despite noted wear. All volumes include an Index. Vol. I, 299 pages; Vol. II, 330 pages.; Vol. III, 312 pages.; Vol. IV, 309 pages. ENG/091404. Very Good.
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.
New York: Rinehart & Company, (1956). Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth covered boards with black and yellow title to spine. Light bumping to corners and spine ends. Slight browning to end pages and light tonight to margins. Previous owner's name to front free end page. Else is clean and bright. Illustrated brown price clipped dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor soiling, browning, and rubbing to dust jacket. 310 pages. English Biography. ENGBIO/060613. Very Good+ / 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.
Newcastle, England: J.G. Foster, 1860. Hardcover. Scarce. Thomas Bell (1785-1860) was a prominent land valuer and surveyor who also served as a commissioner and arbitrator for lands in districts of northern England. He is best remembered, however, as an extraordinary book collector, "bringing together one of the largest and most valuable collections of books, papers, and engravings ever formed in the North of England particularly in matters of local interest"(from obituary reprinted in catalogue). The auction sale lasted fifteen days. On the front free endpaper, there is an interesting later handwritten transcript of notes originally written by John Gray Bell, son of Thomas, about his father's library. He described a good-sized library that was shelved round with filled bookcases buried by other bookcases, also filled and then buried as well. The door of the room would only open slightly ajar and one had to sidle in one at a time along a narrow round pathway. A woman wearing a crinoline could not enter at all. The catalog was published in paper wrappers. This copy has been rebound with covers in blue cloth with a black and gilt spine label. Original wrappers bound in. Some bumping and fading. Browning to wrapper cover and browning to to untrimmed edges and to some page margins, not affecting text. Very good condition. 276 pages. BOB/042415. 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.
New York: The F.M. Lupton Publishing Company, No date. Hardcover. 8vo. Maroon cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Fading and discoloration to the spine. Minor edgewear. Interior hinges starting. Previous owner's writing to front free end page. Else is clean and bright with frontis. 382 pages. English History. ENG3/4022. Very Good.
New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., (1957). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE EDITOR. 8vo. Light green cloth covered boards with white title to spine. Wear to exterior includes minor edgewear, a few light spots of soiling, and minor fading to spine. Inscription from editor to front free end page as well as an inscription from someone else. Minor browning and foxing to end pages and paste downs. Else is clean and bright with four pages of illustrations. Index, 309 pages. ENGHIS/010418. Very Good.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980. Hardcover. 1st American edition Very good blue cloth covered boards with gilt title, corner bumped, spine rubbed. Very good blue dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. 8 full-page illustrations; 255 pages. English History. ENG/1283. Very Good / Very Good.
Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1839. Hardcover. Very good in original purple cloth with paper title label on spine. Spine and edges of boards faded to brown. Some rubbing to label. Advertisements at front. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Light to moderate foxing. English History. ENG1/12050. Very Good.
London. 1916. Hardcover. 12mo. Blue cloth covered boards with black title to beige title label to front board. Minor Rubbing to spine ends and minor soiling to title label. Minor browning to title page. Rear hinge is starting. Else is clean and bright. 50 pages. English History. ENG14/3142. Very Good.
London: Collins, 1955. Hardcover. 8vo. light blue and grey illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Chipping and creasing to edges of dust jacket as well as rubbing to the spine panel. Previous owner's signature to front free end page. Else is clean and bright. 254 pages. ENGLISH HISTORY. ENGHIS310191. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
Garden City: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1970. Hardcover. Very good in very good minus white illustrated dust jacket. Minor rubbing and edgewear to dust jacket. Chipping to head of spine and small closed tear to bottom edge of rear panel. Interior is pristine with frontis. Index, 367 pages. 20th Century England. ENG/1103. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
London: various, various. Hardcover. Volume 1: For the Year 1758, the seventh edition, London: J. Dodsley, n.d.Volume 2: For the Year 1759, the eighth edition, London:Otridge and Son; R. Faulder, etc.; 1802 Volume 3: For the Year 1760, the ninth edition, London: W. Otridge and Son, R. Faulder, etc. 1811 Volume 4: For the Year 1761, London: W. Otridge and Son, R. Faulder, etc. n.d. Volume 5: For the Year 1762, the fifth edition, London: J. Dodsley, 1787 These are later editions of the first five volumes of Edmond Burke's ambitious publication that ran from 1759-1824, designed as a summary of chief events of each year. It was called "the most valuable record and chronicle of historical and political events for over a hundred years" [Sabin]. Most notable in these volumes are the lengthy contemporaneous accounts of the Seven Years War (1756-1763). Each year had standard sections, such as the war events, State papers, Chronicles and Book Reviews. But each year had sections that were relevant to that year but not necessarily others, such as "Remarkable Characters," or "Extraordinary Adventures." The Adventures section in the 1758 volume has an indeed extraordinary first person account of an Englishman imprisoned in the heinous Black Hole of Calcutta. Another highlight is the 1762 volume, which has detailed and fascinating descriptions of the coronation of King George III and of his marriage to Princess then Queen Charlotte, complete with order of procession, attendees and attendants, attire of the King and Queen, banquet menus, and more. The volumes are bound uniformly in brown three quarter leather with brown and black marbled paper boards. Marbled paper edges. The volumes are in very good condition, with some bumping and chipping to some of leather, and scuffing to the marbled paper boards of volumes 4 and 5. Interiors are also in very good condition. Light foxing to pastedowns and free endpapers, creasing to several page edges in volumes 1 and 4. Volume 1: 495 pages + contents list; Volume 2: 494 pages + contents list; Volume 3: 271 + 260 pages + contents list; Volume 4: 304 + 316 pages +contents list; Volume 5: 267 + 259 + contents list. Very Good.