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THE BRITISH ALMANAC of The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, for the Year of Our Lord 1855 [bound with] COMPANION TO THE ALMANAC; or Year-Book of General Information for 1855...
London: Knight and Co., 1855.
Two books bound in one, as issued. Original purplish morcocco grain cloth, spine lettered and framed in gilt. pp 96; iv, (5)-268, [24, ads]. Spine has very lightly sunning, minor wear at tips; page edges yellowed; rear inner hinge very neatly repaired; else a fine copy, no previous owner marks, inner hinges not cracked. The Companion has sections on "The Progress of the Doctrine of the Earth's Motion, between the time of Copernicus and Galileo, being Notes on the Antegalilean Copernicus" (p 5-25), census of the USA, sanitary state of town dwellings, occupations of the people, fluctuations of funds, average price of corn, a large second pertaining to Acts of Parliament, architecture and public improvements, chronicle of occurence 1853-54, and more.
$45.00 Book Number: 25180 Order / Enquire
"BROOKFIELD", Weston, Bath
Bath, England: 1909.
Auction brochure for the sale of this property on 10 Feb., 1909. Powell & Powell, Auctioneers, Bath. Printed portfolio, beige card covers. Four pages,stapled, plus a large folding colour plan. Tipped in are three photos of this large, stately house. Short shallow chip to fore edge of front cover; first leaf tanned (offset from front cover); soft creases to upper outer corners; first photo has a neat repair to blank side of a sliver of an outer corner; damp spot to lower margin of first leaf; and front cover; staples rusty; else VG, clean, tight & unworn. The property, "Containing excellent accomodation for a Gentleman's Family", was in Upper Weston, Bath, and was connected to the Weston Road. 8 acres, with an entrance lodge, stables, gardeners' cottages, a stream, fruit & vegetable gardens, and pasture. The property had been in the possession of the Cochrane family.
$50.00 Book Number: 40637 Order / Enquire
ALBUM OF VIEWS OF WEYMOUTH
Liverpool: Brown & Rawcliffe, no date (ca 1890s),
Oblong format, 8.5 x 12 inches, olive flexible cloth boards, stamped in gilt on front cover. 12 panels of photos in a continuous strip, accordian or leporello style. Publisher's pictorial ad inside rear cover. Bit of wear to outer corners, spine ends; front cover a bit warped and bubbled from damp, lesser bubbling to rear cover, VG clean copy otherwise, contents clean, tight, and unworn, no owner names. A volume in the publisher's "Camera" series.
$30.00 Book Number: 41951 Order / Enquire
IDEAS AND BELIEFS OF THE VICTORIANS. an historical revaluation of the Victorian Age
London: Sylvan Press, 1950.
Second printing. Blue cloth. pp 448. Ink owner names at front, and some yellowing from something once laid in; slight spine sunning; VG otherwise. Dust jacket has smsll chips at foot of bit yellowed spine, VG otherwise. A collection of talks given on the BBC's Third Programme. Lord David Cecil, G.D.H. Cole, Julian Huxley, Harold Laski, M. Polyani. Bertrand Russell, G.M. Trevelyan, and many others.
$19.50 Book Number: 44231 Order / Enquire
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF GAMALIEL RATSEY, a famous thief, of England, Executed at Bedford the 26th of March last past. [TOGETHER WITH] Ratsey's Ghost or The Second Part of his Madde Pranks and Robberies
London: Oxford University Press for the Shakespeare Association, 1935.
Octavo, yellow card covers. Introduction by S.H. Atkins. Facsimile of the editions of 1605. Fine copy. Shakespeare Association Facsimiles No. 10.
$19.95 Book Number: 46023 Order / Enquire
BATTLE OF NIEUPORT 1600. Two News Pamphlets and a Ballad . With an Introduction on News in Elizabethan England by D.C. Collins.
London: Oxford University Press for the Shakespeare Association, 1935.
Octavo, cream card covers. Spine lightly darkened, else fine. Facsimile reprint. Shakespeare Association Facsimiles, No. 9. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$18.95 Book Number: 46024 Order / Enquire
PRESENT REMEDIES AGAINST THE PLAGUE etc. With an introduction by W. P. Barrett
London: Oxford University Press for the Shakespeare Association, 1933.
Octavo, cream card covers. Spine lightly darkened, ink owner name at front, else fine. Shakespeare Association Facsimiles, No. 7. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$18.95 Book Number: 46027 Order / Enquire
WORK FOR CHIMNY-SWEEPERS or a warning for tobacconists. With an introduction by S.H. Atkins. 1601
London: Oxford University Press for the Shakespeare Association, 1936.
Octavo, cream card covers. Facsimile reprint. Spine lightly darkened, ink owner name at front, else fine. Shakespeare Association Facsimiles, No. 11. Anti-tobacco tract. "Better be chokt with English hemp, / then poisoned with Indian Tobacco." Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$19.95 Book Number: 46028 Order / Enquire
The Pamphleteer: Respectfully Dedicated to Both Houses of Parliament. Vol. VI [nos. XI and XII]
London: Printed by A.J. Valpy for Gale and Fenner, and others, 1815.
Octavo (22 cm) in full period tree calf; pp  iv, 583, . Binding with scuffing along joints and spine ends, chipping to the spine ends, joints and inner hinges cracked but covers still secure; some foxing to the first and last leaf, a few occasional light spots elsewhere, else quite clean and fresh internally. A collection of twenty-three pamphlets and tracts on the religious, economic, scientific, political, legal and cultural issues of the day. A number of the works are published here for the first time. Titles include: American Encroachments on British Rights; or Observations on the Importance of the British North American Colonies. And on the late Treaties with the United States: with Remarks on Mr. Baring's Examination; and a Defense of the Shipping Interest from the Charge of Having Attempted to Impose on Parliament, Factious Conduct in Their Opposition to the American Intercourse Bill. By Nathaniel Atcheson...A new edition with considerable additions [in two parts]; On the Liberty of the Press; or An Enquiry How Far Government may Safely Allow the Publication of Political Pamphlets, Essays, and Periodical Works. By M. B. H. de Constant. Translated from the French exclusively for the Pamphleteer; Report from the Committee of the House of Commons, on Laws Relating to the Manufacture, Sale, and Assize of Bread; Letter on the Situation of France, Written from Dresden to a Friend at Paris. Translated exclusively for the Pamphleteer; A Brief Account of the Jesuits...Tending to Establish the Danger of the Revival of the Order to the World at Large, and to the United Kingdom in Particular; Report from the Committee of the House of Commons, on Mad-Houses in England; Observations and Reflections on the Bill for "Better Regulating the Medical Profession as far as Regards Apothecaries... By Robert Masters Kerrison; .A Short Account of the Cause of the Disease in Corn, called by Farmers the Blight, the Mildew, and the Rust. By Sir Joseph Banks. And A Letter to Sir J. Banks, on the Origin of the Blight... By T.A. Knight; History of James Mitchell, a Boy Born Blind and Deaf, with an Account of an Operation performed for the Recovery of His Sight. By James Wardrop, F.R.S.; Report from the Committee of the House of Commons, on the King's Bench, Fleet, and Marshalsea Prisons, &c; The Substance of a Speech on the Subject of Union, Delivered in the Irish House of Commons, on the 24th of January, 1799. And Now Reduced to the Form of An Address to the People of Ireland by the Hon. Sir William Cusack Smith; Second Report of the Association for the Relief of the Manufacturing and Labouring Poor, Relative Chiefly to the General Supply of Fish in the Metropolis and the Interior; and more. With Index.>>> Of Canadian interest is the Nathaniel Atcheson (1771-1825) tract, contained on pp 45-98 of No. XI, and pp 361-419 of No. XII. Its prefatory Advertisement reads: "Since this Tract was published by Mr. Atcheson, a number of Legislative Regulations have been made to promote the Trade, Fisheries, and Navigation of the British North American Colonies, and to encourage an intercourse between them and the United Kingdom. The American Intercourse in the West Indies has nearly ceased, and the only things allowed under an order in council, to be imported there in foreign bottoms, are a few articles of fresh provisions and flour, fish, lumber, and staves, being only to be imported in British shipping. The total exclusion of foreign ships from these Islands is become absolutely necessary in the present state of Navigation of the United Kingdom, and it is expected that past experience has taught the Cabinet of Great Britain how important it is to exclude altogether the Americans from interfering with our fisheries on the Coast of British North America and Newfoundland, or of having any intercourse with those colonies in American shipping." It was first published separately London: Butterworth, 1808. (TPL 6848). This edition was textually enlarged, though the two maps were dropped. Atcheson became the secretary to the Committee of British North American Merchants formed in London in 1809. Part of the political climate which lead to the War of 1812. The Benjamin Constant tract is important in the history of the freedom of the press.
$150.00 Book Number: 47248 Order / Enquire
COUNTY AND TOWN IN ENGLAND Together with Some Annals of Churnside. With an Introduction by Frederick York Powell.
London: Grant Richards, 1901.
Octavo, olive ribbed cloth, spine gilt lettered, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. (xvi), 274,  + frontispiece map inserted. Light tanning to page edges and endpapers, minor foxing early and late, bit of cloth bubbling to inner margin of front cover, else a fine copy, tight in the binding, inner hinges not cracked, no owner names. An uncommon book, posthumously published. Watters p. 600. A|so seen in brown buckram. "This book was put together by GA's friend F.Y. Powell from 44 essays (37 located) on local history and topography which according to his introduction 'were first printed in the Pall Mall Gazette, 1881-82' (sic: actually both there and in the St James's Gazette). Powell slightly edited the essays with small additions and alterations shown in square brackets in the text." - Peter Morton.
$125.00 Book Number: 47092 Order / Enquire
THE EARTHEN BARROW IN BRITAIN. An introduction to the study of the funerary practice and culture of hte neolithic people of the third millennium B.C.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970.
Quarto, brown cloth, tan endpapers. pp xvi, 208 + 36 plates; 58 drawings in text, idexed. Rubber stamped star (remainder mark) on half-title leaf; else a fine copy. Dust jacket has small tears along top edge, near fine otherwise. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$30.00 Book Number: 25878 Order / Enquire
ASPINALL, Arthur, editor
THREE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY DIARIES
London: Williams & Norgate, 1952.
Octavo, orange cloth. pp lxx, 402 + plates; indexed. Offset yellowing to inner margin of front free endpaper, else fine, no owner names. Yellow dust jacket has nicks, VG+. First publication of these three diaries (Ellenborough, Le Marchant, and Littleton) pertinent to the Tory and Whig points of view at the time of the Great Reform Act of 1832.
$25.00 Book Number: 31237 Order / Enquire
ASTON, George, Sir, Major-General, and Evelyn Graham
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT AND STRATHEARN: a life and intimate study
London: Harrap, 1929.
Secondary issue binding of green cloth lettered and ruled in black. pp 15, , 19-(363) + plates and errata slip. Index. Light tan spots to upper spine; ink owner name at front; small chips to fore edges of a few leaves from careless opening; some tidy hightlighting in yellow and just a little neat ink scoring; VG tight and unworn copy otherwise. Connaught was Governor-General of Canada 1911-12.
$25.00 Book Number: 43884 Order / Enquire
THE GLASSMAKERS. Pilkington: the Rise of an International Company 1826-1976.
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977.
Red cloth gilt, endpaper photos. (xxxiii), 557 pp + plates and folding chart at rear. Fine copy, no previous owner marks. Dust jacket has nicks and crease at head of bit sunned spine; VG. An exhaustive history of what was probably Britain's largest private family company, Pilkington Brothers Limited, glass manufacturers. Prof. Barker was Professor of Economic History in the University of London.
$30.00 Book Number: 16077 Order / Enquire
THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE TOWER OF LONDON. With Memoirs of Royal and Distinguished Persons...
London: Jennings & Chaplin, 1830.
Second edition. , vi, 628 pp, indexed. Engraved frontispiece and nine other wood-engraved plates at rear. Original buff boards rebacked in gilt lettered cloth, page edges rough trimmed. Armorial bookplate (Charlotte Bostwick Lovett); tiny bookseller's rubber stamp (Tyrrell & Co., Toronto) at front; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; with paper short cloth tears to joints; outer corners of boards rounded from wear; light damp stain to frontispiece and title leaf; small hole to inner margin of title leaf; otherwise a VG clean and tight copy. First published 1821-25 (two volumes, quarto), this second edition dropped many plates and the appendix. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$95.00 Book Number: 21427 Order / Enquire
JEREMY BENTHAM'S ECONOMIC WRITINGS. Critical Edition Based on His Printed Works and Unprinted Manuscripts, by W. Stark. Volume I (only)
London: Allen & Unwin, 1952.
Volume I (of 3). Octavo, black cloth. pp 412, (4, ads). Fine in fine jacket. Two subsequent volumes were published in 1952 and 1954.
$25.00 Book Number: 31240 Order / Enquire
BERTIE, Lord, of Thame (Frances Leveson Bertie, 1844-1919)
THE DIARY OF LORD BERTIE OF THAME 1914-1918. Edited by Lady Algernon Gordon Lennox. With a foreword by Viscount Grey of Fallodon
London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date (1924), 1924.
Two volumes, tall octavo, red cloth. pp (xvi), 367 + frontispiece portrait and two other plates; pp viii, 334,  + frontispiece and one plate. Volume I lacks the half-title leaf, has a small light spot on front cover, and a nice private bookplate at front; else a VG clean, bright and tight pair. Bertie was British Ambassador to Italy 1903-05, and to France 1905-18. Naturally, much WWI content. He begins the diary (26 July, 1914) "It seems incredible that the Russian Government should plunge Europe into war in order to make themselves the protectors of the Servians." Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$45.00 Book Number: 44442 Order / Enquire
BIGNOLD, Robert, Sir
FIVE GENERATIONS OF THE BIGNOLD FAMILY 1761-1947.
London: Batsford, 1948.
Blue cloth. (2), (xviii), (320) pp + numerous plates. Fine in near fine jacket. History of the Norwich Union Insurance Societies. Contains some previously unpublished letters of the Duke of Wellington, Sir Robert Peel, Disraeli, Daniel O'Connell, Lord Salisbury, and others. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$19.00 Book Number: 4598 Order / Enquire
THE TABLES TURNED
New York: Augustus M. Kelley, 1970.
Blue cloth. pp (viii), (1936). Short stroke of narrow black marker on rear cover, else fine, no owner names. Not issued in dust jacket. Facsimile reprint of the London: Macmillan, 1931, first edition. In the publisher's Reprints of Economic Classics series. Essays and lectures on Adam Smith, Mathus, Ricardo, and John Stuart Mill.
$15.00 Book Number: 36484 Order / Enquire
LIFE AND LABOUR OF THE PEOPLE IN LONDON. Third Series: Religious Influences. 7. Summary
London: Macmillan, 1902.
Original parchment binding, spine elaborately lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, others rough trimmed, bound-in ribbon marker. pp (2), vi, 432, xvi, ads. Dec., 1903, private owner name at front; tanning to page edges; occasional light foxing in text; some rubbing and soilinig to covers; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. The seventh and final volume of the Third Series, revised edition, of which 17 volumes in all were published. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$50.00 Book Number: 31262 Order / Enquire