London: 1737. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Dark brown leather boards with red and gilt title pastedowns to spines. Gilt vol. numbers to vols. 1-3. Vol. IV has been expertly restored; the boards are original, and spine is modern with original title pastedown. Front board of Vol III has been reinforced with glue; this is a somewhat amateur repair and has caused minor discoloration to spine and front board, though the hinge is now secure. Cracking to exterior hinges of vols. 2 & 3. Leather of spines of vols 1-3 are cracked with minor chipping. Leather boards of all vols. 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 vols. 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 Vol. IV are somewhat warped. Decorative woodcut headpieces begin all chapters. A nice set. All vols. include an Index. Vol. I, 299 pp.; Vol. II, 330 pp.; Vol. III, 312 pp.; Vol. IV, 309 pp. 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.
London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, (1930). Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 12mo. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with dark green title to front board and to spine. Previous owner's name to front free end page. A very unique book, each left-hand page is a B&W photographic illustration of a location in the city and each right-hand page describes said location. Many photos of vanished structures. 255 pages. English History. ENG110191. Very Good +.
London: Martin Secker, 1919-1920. Hardcover. First Edition. Part I covers 1888-1900. Part II covers 1900-1914. Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840-1922) was an English poet, writer, and diplomat, known for his anti-imperialism. These diaries document his travels to Egypt and other places in the Middle East during his diplomatic service and also discuss the lead-up in England to World War I. He also talks of people he knows, many of which were major figures of the time. Blunt had a complicated personal life. Although married to the granddaughter of Lord Byron, he had numerous affairs, most notably with Jane Morris, wife of William Morris. He struggled financially and had legal battles with his then estranged wife and daughter over property and money. Bound in original dark blue cloth with gilt title and author to spine and front board. Light bumping but in unusually nice condition. Offsetting and light spotting to pastedowns and free endpapers, otherwise very good. Part I: 512 pages including index; Part II: 511 pages including index. This set may require an extra shipping fee. BIO/073115. 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.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company Inc., (1962). Hardcover. First Edition. Near fine in bright red cloth covered boards with gilt and blue title to spine. Tape to hinge of page 767. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations and maps. Index, 768 pages. English Biography. ENGHIST19/0522. Near Fine.
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.