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  • 21 USA - The Gift of Life by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    21 USA - The Gift of Life Part of Operation Magic Kingdom.

    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. First Edition. Limited Edition Print on 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 21 stamped, and initialled in pencil with AP (which probably stands for Artist's Proof). The Gift of Life, OMK Page Edition. 'Operation Magic Kingdom' was a billboard and street poster campaign in London (2007) against the Iraq war. This was also released as stamps and prints. OMK blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil to front. Has official CNPD red stamp on verso. With 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm. Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film. James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently,…

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    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. First Edition. Limited Edition Print on 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 21 stamped, and initialled in pencil with AP (which probably stands for Artist's Proof). The Gift of Life, OMK Page Edition. 'Operation Magic Kingdom' was a billboard and street poster campaign in London (2007) against the Iraq war. This was also released as stamps and prints. OMK blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil to front. Has official CNPD red stamp on verso. With 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm. Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film. James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently, he has been an artist, creating works of dissent, and working alongside artists such as Banksy and Billy Childish. He has been involved in Steve Lowe's L-13 Light Industrial workshop. He created the gift shop at Banksy's 'Dismaland'. His work also toured as part of the ADP (Aftermath Dislocation Principle) Riot Tour.

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    Book ID: 1818
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  • 5-i vypusk inshenerow-komandirow protiwoposharnoi oborony by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    5-i vypusk inshenerow-komandirow protiwoposharnoi oborony 5th graduation year of the "engineers-commanders" of the fire brigade

    Leningrad: inshenerow-komandirow protiwoposharnoi oborony, 1940. Fabric-covered original cover with gilt titles, The gilt is a little faded, and some parts have been inked in so as to still be legible. A little marking and staining to the cover. Contains 1 exterior view of the institute building and 33 individual photographic portraits of lecturers and graduates, all named in the negative. These are tipped onto the card. The university, founded in 1933, is a forerunner of the "Akademija gos. Protiwoposharnoi slushby MTschS Rossii", which is located in Moscow today. A fascinating "photo-book" at a seminal period of Russian history. Image size 12: 8 cm. Album size 230 by 300mm (9 by 11¾ inches). Couverture originale recouverte de tissu avec titres…

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    Leningrad: inshenerow-komandirow protiwoposharnoi oborony, 1940. Fabric-covered original cover with gilt titles, The gilt is a little faded, and some parts have been inked in so as to still be legible. A little marking and staining to the cover. Contains 1 exterior view of the institute building and 33 individual photographic portraits of lecturers and graduates, all named in the negative. These are tipped onto the card. The university, founded in 1933, is a forerunner of the "Akademija gos. Protiwoposharnoi slushby MTschS Rossii", which is located in Moscow today. A fascinating "photo-book" at a seminal period of Russian history. Image size 12: 8 cm. Album size 230 by 300mm (9 by 11¾ inches). Couverture originale recouverte de tissu avec titres dorés, La dorure est un peu passée, et certaines parties ont été encrées pour être encore lisibles. Un peu de marquage et de taches sur la couverture. Contient 1 vue extérieure du bâtiment de l'institut et 33 portraits photographiques individuels de professeurs et de diplômés, tous nommés dans le négatif. Ceux-ci sont renversés sur la carte. L'université, fondée en 1933, est un précurseur de l'« Akademija gos. Protiwoposharnoi slushby MTschS Rossii », qui se trouve aujourd'hui à Moscou. Un « livre photo » fascinant à une période charnière de l'histoire de la Russie. Taille de l'image 12 : 8 cm. Taille de l'album 230 par 300 mm.

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  • 81 USA - War Can Be Fun by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    81 USA - War Can Be Fun Part of Operation Magic Kingdom.

    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. First Edition. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper - Edition of 81 numbered and stamped (this is 48/81) War Can Be Fun, OMK Page Edition. Operation Magic Kingdom was a billboard and street poster campaign London 2007 against Iraq war also released as stamps and prints. print onto 315 gsm archival stock paper. OMK Blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil on front. Also official CNPD red stamp on back. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm with 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Comes with a separate 'Cautese National Postal Disservice' bank note. Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film. James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and…

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    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. First Edition. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper - Edition of 81 numbered and stamped (this is 48/81) War Can Be Fun, OMK Page Edition. Operation Magic Kingdom was a billboard and street poster campaign London 2007 against Iraq war also released as stamps and prints. print onto 315 gsm archival stock paper. OMK Blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil on front. Also official CNPD red stamp on back. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm with 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Comes with a separate 'Cautese National Postal Disservice' bank note. Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film. James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently, he has been an artist, creating works of dissent, and working alongside artists such as Banksy and Billy Childish. He has been involved in Steve Lowe's L-13 Light Industrial workshop. He created the gift shop at Banksy's 'Dismaland'. His work also toured as part of the ADP (Aftermath Dislocation Principle) Riot Tour.

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  • 99 USA - Believe the Magic. by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    99 USA - Believe the Magic. Part of Operation Magic Kingdom.

    Totnes: James Cauty, 2007. First Edition. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 99 - numbered and stamped (this is 35/99). Believe the Magic, OMK Page Edition. 'Operation Magic Kingdom' was a billboard and street poster campaign in London (2007) against the Iraq war. Also released as stamps and prints. OMK blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil to front. Also official CNPD red stamp on back. With 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently, he has been an artist, creating works of dissent, and working alongside artists such as Banksy and…

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    Totnes: James Cauty, 2007. First Edition. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 99 - numbered and stamped (this is 35/99). Believe the Magic, OMK Page Edition. 'Operation Magic Kingdom' was a billboard and street poster campaign in London (2007) against the Iraq war. Also released as stamps and prints. OMK blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil to front. Also official CNPD red stamp on back. With 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently, he has been an artist, creating works of dissent, and working alongside artists such as Banksy and Billy Childish. He has been involved in Steve Lowe's L-13 Light Industrial workshop. He created the gift shop at Banksy's 'Dismaland'. His work also toured as part of the ADP (Aftermath Dislocation Principle) Riot Tour.

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    Book ID: 1816
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  • A Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle. by LANCELYN GREEN, Richard & GIBSON, John Michael
    LANCELYN GREEN, Richard & GIBSON, John Michael
    A Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle. With a foreword by Graham Greene.

    Boston, London, New York: Hudson House, 2000. First Revised Edition of Lancelyn Green and Gibson's comprehensive bibliography of Arthur Conan Doyle. Hardback in original unclipped dust jacket. Book boards and dust jacket all near fine. Inside the book is in an almost unread condition. This bibliography is divided into five sections covering fiction, plays, and belles-lettres; miscellaneous writings (histories, political pamphlets, speeches, wartime propaganda, autobiographies, and his works on spiritualism); prefaces and minor contributions; uncollected stories, letters, and articles; and a selective list of biographical sources (the major biographies, reminiscences, magazine and newspaper reports, and articles). 726 pages. 235 x 160 mm (9¼ x 6¼ inches).

    Book ID: 4162
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  • A Bibliography of American Children's Books. Printed Prior to 1821. by WELCH, d'Alté A.
    WELCH, d'Alté A.
    A Bibliography of American Children's Books. Printed Prior to 1821.

    American Antiquarian Society and Barre Publishers, 1972. First edition. Hardback in green cloth, with gilt title to spine. Both book and contents in fine condition. lxvi, 495 pp. + index. 260 x 190 mm (10¼ x 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 3693
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  • A Brief Outline of the History of Old Hall. by DOYLE, The Very Rev. Canon.
    DOYLE, The Very Rev. Canon.
    A Brief Outline of the History of Old Hall. A Paper Written on the Occasion of the Centenary Celebration at St. Edmund's College, in 1869

    Edition: First Edition

    Standon: Edmundian Association, 1891. First edition. Original cloth gilt now a bit dulled, all edges gilt, some foxing at the front, else a very good copy. Owner's name to the front (Syon Abbey). vi, 80 pp. Frontispiece and seven Illustrations.
    COPAC gives copies at Oxford and Cambridge only.
    St Edmund's Hall was established in 1795 for the education of the children of Roman Catholic nobility.

    Book ID: 1077
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  • A Catalogue raisonné of the Works of the most eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French painters. with a copious description of their principal pictures. a reference to the galleries and private collections. to which is added, a brief notice of the scholars by SMITH, John.
    SMITH, John.
    A Catalogue raisonné of the Works of the most eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French painters. with a copious description of their principal pictures. a reference to the galleries and private collections. to which is added, a brief notice of the scholars & imitators of the great masters of the above schools.

    London: 1908. Limited edition (1250 copies) of Smith's seminal work by Sands & Co. 9 volumes (complete) in burgundy buckram with paper labels to spine. Ex library copy with the usual stamps and marks. Fading to the spines of each volume and some marking / nicking to the spine edges (particularly vol. 9). still useful reference guide for the history of the origins and developments of European painting and painters. It provides an extensive listing of the more celebrated Dutch, Flemish and French painters of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Attractive black and white plates with tissue protection. A heavy set (12kg packed) additional shipping will be required at cost, outside of Europe. Text in English. Édition limitée (1250…

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    London: 1908. Limited edition (1250 copies) of Smith's seminal work by Sands & Co. 9 volumes (complete) in burgundy buckram with paper labels to spine. Ex library copy with the usual stamps and marks. Fading to the spines of each volume and some marking / nicking to the spine edges (particularly vol. 9). still useful reference guide for the history of the origins and developments of European painting and painters. It provides an extensive listing of the more celebrated Dutch, Flemish and French painters of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Attractive black and white plates with tissue protection. A heavy set (12kg packed) additional shipping will be required at cost, outside of Europe. Text in English. Édition limitée (1250 exemplaires) de l'œuvre phare de Smith par Sands & Co. 9 volumes (complets) en percaline bordeaux avec étiquettes en papier au dos. Ex exemplaire de bibliothèque avec les cachets et marques d'usage. Décoloration sur les dos de chaque volume et quelques marques / entailles sur les bords du dos (en particulier vol. 9). guide de référence toujours utile pour l'histoire des origines et des développements de la peinture et des peintres européens. Il fournit une liste complète des peintres hollandais, flamands et français les plus célèbres des XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Jolies assiettes noires et blanches avec protection tissulaire. Un envoi supplémentaire lourd (12 kg emballé) sera nécessaire au prix coûtant, en dehors de l'Europe. Texte en anglais.

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  • A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies by the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies Selected from the Original Sources by the Editor of "The Young Singer's Book of Songs"

    Edition: Reprint

    London: Longman and Co: 1870. Blue paper covers. Decorative border and titles in black. Adverts to rear cover. 45 songs, with the music and words. Oblong 8vo. This is the stated Fourth Edition of this work. 24 pp,

    Condition: The pale blue covers are sound but have some foxing spots to them. The front and rear cover have become detached at some point, and are held on to each other with tape (non-archival). Inside, there is some foxing to the inside covers. Otherwise clean if slightly darkened to the edges. The music and songs are all in good condition and fully legible.

    Book ID: 1338
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  • A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies by the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies Selected from the Original Sources by the Editor of "The Young Singer's Book of Songs"

    London: Longman and Co: 1869. Disbound. (Originally Blue paper covers - the front cover has now gone). Adverts to the rear blue cover 45 songs, with the music and words. Oblong 8vo. This is the stated Fourth Edition of this work. 24 pp,

    Condition: The rear pale blue cover has some foxing spots to it. The front and rear cover have become detached at some point, and only the rear has survived. Otherwise clean if slightly darkened to the edges. The music and songs are all in good condition and fully legible.

    Book ID: 1339
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  • A collection of four deeds and legal documents connected with the Paddington Estate, London. by PADDINGTON ESTATE
    PADDINGTON ESTATE
    A collection of four deeds and legal documents connected with the Paddington Estate, London.

    1903. Four documents concerned with the Paddington Estate in West London. The monks of Westminster had land in Paddington from the 11th Century. After the Reformation, these rested with the Bishop of London. From the late 19th Century, these were gradually sold of through holding companies, the last being sold in the 1980's. These documents comprise: July 1903 - A counterpart licence for 14 Cleveland Square with permissions to renovations and changes to the property. 4 pages. April 1913 - A counterpart licence to add a garage for private motor cars to 7 Chilworth Mews. 3 pages and a large drawn handcoloured architectural plan of the front of the building and ground floor (on glassine). July 1926 - A licence…

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    1903. Four documents concerned with the Paddington Estate in West London. The monks of Westminster had land in Paddington from the 11th Century. After the Reformation, these rested with the Bishop of London. From the late 19th Century, these were gradually sold of through holding companies, the last being sold in the 1980's. These documents comprise: July 1903 - A counterpart licence for 14 Cleveland Square with permissions to renovations and changes to the property. 4 pages. April 1913 - A counterpart licence to add a garage for private motor cars to 7 Chilworth Mews. 3 pages and a large drawn handcoloured architectural plan of the front of the building and ground floor (on glassine). July 1926 - A licence and deed of covenant to turn 40 Cleveland Square into 3 maisonettes. 12 pages. plus a large folding architectural plan of the proposed changes, with seals and tagged seal. February 1929 - A lease from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to A. H. Heath for a lease on 110 Westbourne Terrace, Paddington. 6 pages and glassine coloured plan of property. A nice bundle of London related legal documents.

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  • A Complete Collection Of All The Protests Made In The House Of Lords, From Their Original In The Year 1641 To The Present Year 1745 by HOUSE OF LORDS
    HOUSE OF LORDS
    A Complete Collection Of All The Protests Made In The House Of Lords, From Their Original In The Year 1641 To The Present Year 1745

    London: Information of the People, 1745. A nice copy of this first edition. Bound in (probably) 1960's half brown leather with gilt titles and with light brown buckram boards. A touch of rubbing only, otherwise in excellent condition. Internally clean and tidy with a touch of darkening only. To the inside board is the bookplate of the Writers Library in London. Despite its name, this library belonged to the Jesuit Mission in London and the bookplate bears their insignia. No other library marks. [xiv], 466 pages. 180 by 105mm (7 by 4¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3510
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  • Signed and limited
    A Dictionary of The Battle of Britain by SIMPSON, Geoff
    SIMPSON, Geoff
    A Dictionary of The Battle of Britain

    Wellington: Halsgrove, 2009. First Edition copy of this very limited signed book (exact limitation is unknown). With the signatures of the author and ten surviving pilots who flew in The Battle of Britain. This book was originally created to raise funds for 'The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust'. Hardback.
    160 pp. 310 x 220mm (12¼ x 8¾ inches)'The Few' were 2,353 young men from Great Britain and 574 from overseas (pilots and other aircrew) who were officially recognised as having taken part in The Battle of Britain. 544 lost their lives during the battle. In a very good unclipped dust jacket; internally in an as new condition. Signed by the author, and the following ten pilots:
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    Wellington: Halsgrove, 2009. First Edition copy of this very limited signed book (exact limitation is unknown). With the signatures of the author and ten surviving pilots who flew in The Battle of Britain. This book was originally created to raise funds for 'The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust'. Hardback.
    160 pp. 310 x 220mm (12¼ x 8¾ inches)'The Few' were 2,353 young men from Great Britain and 574 from overseas (pilots and other aircrew) who were officially recognised as having taken part in The Battle of Britain. 544 lost their lives during the battle. In a very good unclipped dust jacket; internally in an as new condition. Signed by the author, and the following ten pilots:
    Squadron Leader Michael J. Wainwright (Spitfires / 64 Sq)
    Flight Lieutenant Keith A. Lawrence (Spitfires / 234 & 603 Sq)
    Wing Commander Terrence Kane (Spitfires / 234 Sq)
    Squadron Leader Bob Foster (Hurricanes / 605 Sq)
    Flying Officer Kenneth A. Wilkinson (Spitfires / I 616 Sq)
    Flight Lieutenant Owen V. Burns (Blenheims / 235 Sq)
    Wing Commander Tom F. Neil (Hurricanes / I 249 Sq)
    Flight Sergeant John Keating (Blenheims / 219 Sq)
    Pilot Officer Nigel (S. N.) Rose (Spitfires / 602 Sq)
    Pilot Officer Walker (Spitfires / 616 Sq)

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  • A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, a history of the language, and an English grammar. by JOHNSON, Samuel
    JOHNSON, Samuel
    A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, a history of the language, and an English grammar. In Two Volumes. The Tenth Edition, Corrected and Revised.

    London: F. & C. Rivington, J. Walker, et al, 1810. Full leather bindings with burgundy and black labels to spine. Gilt titles and decoration. The labels are rubbed and chipped to the edges. Front board to volume two is cracked to the hinge, but still holding in place. Handled but attractive. Frontis portrait to volume one. (clean and tidy) The title page tp volume one is a little darkened with a corner mark, otherwise the text block is in excellent condition. Volume two is still in very good condition, but with a few foxing spots. A little worm damage to the last few pages of volume 2. with slight impact upon text. Unpaginated quarto edition. Also enclosed are a…

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    London: F. & C. Rivington, J. Walker, et al, 1810. Full leather bindings with burgundy and black labels to spine. Gilt titles and decoration. The labels are rubbed and chipped to the edges. Front board to volume two is cracked to the hinge, but still holding in place. Handled but attractive. Frontis portrait to volume one. (clean and tidy) The title page tp volume one is a little darkened with a corner mark, otherwise the text block is in excellent condition. Volume two is still in very good condition, but with a few foxing spots. A little worm damage to the last few pages of volume 2. with slight impact upon text. Unpaginated quarto edition. Also enclosed are a copy of Canon John Willis's address to the Johnson Society "Dr Johnson and his English Dictionary" 1948 24pp. And an advertising postcard from Scolar Press for a facsimile of the Journey to the Western Isles. 280 x 220 mm (11 x 8¾ inches).

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    Book ID: 4068
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  • A Display of Heraldry: by GUILLIM, John
    GUILLIM, John
    A Display of Heraldry: Manifesting a more easie access for the Knowledge thereof than hath been hitherto published by any, through the benefit of Method; Whereunto it is now reduced by the study and Industry of John Guillim; Late Pursuivant at Arms. Bound with Analogia Honorum

    London: Printed by S. Roycroft for R. Blome, 1679. "The Fifth Edition, much enlarged with great variety of Bearings. To Which is added a Treatise of Honour, Military and Civil, According to the Laws and Customs of England, collected out of the most Authentick Authors, both Ancient and Modern by Capt. John Logan."
    A very nice copy - recently bound in quarter calf with burgundy label and marbled boards. Recent end papers. The rest of the book is original and complete. This is an ex library copy, but the stamps are not too disfiguring. A stamp and a couple of location records to the title page. Otherwise some small stamps to the verso of plates. A few of the…

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    London: Printed by S. Roycroft for R. Blome, 1679. "The Fifth Edition, much enlarged with great variety of Bearings. To Which is added a Treatise of Honour, Military and Civil, According to the Laws and Customs of England, collected out of the most Authentick Authors, both Ancient and Modern by Capt. John Logan."
    A very nice copy - recently bound in quarter calf with burgundy label and marbled boards. Recent end papers. The rest of the book is original and complete. This is an ex library copy, but the stamps are not too disfiguring. A stamp and a couple of location records to the title page. Otherwise some small stamps to the verso of plates. A few of the pages have minor nicking to the edges - but well away from the text. Slight browning to the pages. Overall though, a good clean copy, with nice clear and well pressed engravings in a flawless binding. The first part of the work (Guillim's) contains hundreds of examples of Arms throughout the text. The second part (the Analogia Honorum) contains two engraved dedications, 9 full page portraits and 105 engraved plates containing hundreds of Arms and honours. All uncoloured.
    [xiv], 1-317, [ix]. [ii], 3-181, [ix]. pp + plates and engraved portraits. 380 x 250mm (15 x 9¾ inches).

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    Book ID: 1859
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  • A Dissertation on the Antiquity and Use of Seals in England. by [LEWIS, Reverend John]
    [LEWIS, Reverend John]
    A Dissertation on the Antiquity and Use of Seals in England. Collected by **** 1736.

    London: William Mount and Thomas Page, 1740. Scarce first edition. In hard back neat burgundy coloured library cloth. Ex-library copy. With one full-page engraved plate showing seals, plus other engravings in text. Lovely deep impressions. [2],31,[1]pp. 255 x 195 mm (10 x 7¾ inches).
    Has expected library stamps, new endpapers. Tipped-in handwritten note to back of plate reads: This Tract is written by John Lewis author of the History of the Abbey of Faversham etc. Another small insert tipped-in to title page states: Purchased out of a donation of £250 given by George William Palmer Esq. to the Reading Free Public Library. One or two pages have been reinforced towards the spine edge. Light foxing, but overall in very good shape.

    Book ID: 2929
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  • A finely drawn and hand-coloured original caricature - 'The Electors after the Close of the Poll, May 13th 1807' by Anon.
    Anon.
    A finely drawn and hand-coloured original caricature - 'The Electors after the Close of the Poll, May 13th 1807'

    1807. At the foot is written 'we three, fools be.' The character on the left seems to have a jester's hat on.
    On May 13th, 1807, William Wilberforce, Lord Milton, the Hon. Henry Lascelles (afterwards Earl of Harewood), and Mr. Walter Fawkes were nominated as parliamentary candidates in the Castle-Yard at York. This was the first contested election in the seat for 66 years. The struggle was also memorable on account of the vast expense that Lascelles incurred.
    William Wilberforce, whose party almost entirely lacked organization, was head of the poll. There were concerns that Wilberforce allied himself with a candidate whose wealth was based on the slave trade, and he was forced to write to the electors to…

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    1807. At the foot is written 'we three, fools be.' The character on the left seems to have a jester's hat on.
    On May 13th, 1807, William Wilberforce, Lord Milton, the Hon. Henry Lascelles (afterwards Earl of Harewood), and Mr. Walter Fawkes were nominated as parliamentary candidates in the Castle-Yard at York. This was the first contested election in the seat for 66 years. The struggle was also memorable on account of the vast expense that Lascelles incurred.
    William Wilberforce, whose party almost entirely lacked organization, was head of the poll. There were concerns that Wilberforce allied himself with a candidate whose wealth was based on the slave trade, and he was forced to write to the electors to explain himself. Perhaps it is Lascelles and Wilberforce who are mocked as the electors here.
    The caricature has been drawn onto the reverse of a scarce caricature engraving, of "Mr Riley in Solomon". This is most probably Samuel William Ryley (1759-1837), actor, and author of The Itinerant, or Memoirs of an Actor, 1808. 208mm x 248mm. Wilberforce, William (1759–1833), politician, philanthropist, and slavery abolitionist. Following the abolition of the slave trade, the Tories called an election. for the first and only time in his career he faced a poll for Yorkshire. Confronting as he did the great wealth and influence of both the Fitzwilliam and the Harewood interests, it was a testimony to the personal esteem in which he was held, and to his effectiveness in representing the county over the previous quarter-century, that he was returned at the head of the poll. It was alleged, however, that Wilberforce had compromised his independence by a coalition with Henry Lascelles, the Tory candidate. Wilberforce denied the charge and defended himself in a published letter to the electors.
    He acknowledged that some of his supporters had indeed also solicited votes for Lascelles, but this was without his sanction, and it would have been improper for him to constrain their actions.
    Lascelles, Henry, second earl of Harewood (1767–1841), Politician. His family wealth came from the slave trade in Barbados. After being elected twice as MP for Yorkshire, he stood again in 1807 - Lascelles, who was opposed by clothiers threatened by the removal of protection for their trade, and subjected to polemic about his family's slavery interests, was beaten by Lord Milton.
    Ryley [formerly Romney], Samuel William (1759–1837), Actor and author.
    Educated in Kensington & Fulham, although apprenticed to the woollen trade in Yorkshire, he eloped with his master's daughter and the married at Gretna Green. He was a jobbing actor, who later won a little more fame with his autobiography. "Ryley's life exhibits, with painful clarity, the precarious existence of the supporting actor of his day—snatching, at one moment, at dreams of fame and, at the next, facing the reality of poor shelter and meagre rations" (ODNB). This caricature seems true to life, as he was described as being very thin.

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    Condition: Some marking to the edges. Lower lettering has at some time had a paper slip pasted over it, now detached but with some paste marks. A touch of marking / handling. Overall in very good condition.

    Book ID: 1772
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  • A Gentleman in Prison. by ISHII, Tokichi
    ISHII, Tokichi
    A Gentleman in Prison. The Story of Tokichi Ishii. Written in Tokyo Prison. Translated by Caroline Macdonald.

    New York: George H. Doran Company, 1922. First Edition. Hardback. Blue cloth, with paper labels to front board and spine. No dust jacket. Six b/w photographs. Light bumping to boards. Previous owner's signature to FFEP, otherwise very clean. 164 pages. 200 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches).

    An autobiographical study with excellent insight in to Japanese prison conditions of the time. Caroline Macdonald carried out missionary work in Tokyo prisons, and this is the true story of the convicted murderer Tokichi Ishii who spent 27 years incarcerated for his crime. Mrs Macdonald befriended Ishii and enjoyed many discussions about Christianity and Buddhism with him prior to his death. .

    Condition: Light bumping to boards. Previous owner's signature to FFEP, otherwise very clean.

    Book ID: 2834
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  • A History of English Councils and Convocations by HODY, Humphry.
    HODY, Humphry.
    A History of English Councils and Convocations And of the Clergy's sitting in Parliament. In which is also Comprehended the History of Parliaments, With an Account of our Ancient Laws.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Rob. Clavell, 1701. 1st Edition, complete in three parts. Contemporary full leather binding with a recent leather spine / corners and labels. The binding is amateur binding. Law Library label to the inside front board. Apart from the amateur binding (where the spine is not a great match to the boards), the book is in very nice condition. Paper cracked at hinge to the front board, but binding is holding well. Slight darkening to the pages, consistent with age. Humphrey Hody (1659 – 20 January 1707). Born in Somerset. Was chaplain to Stillingfleet, and later to John tillotson & Thomas Tenison (Archbishop's of Canterbury). He was an author of several works, including bible interpretation. He supported the ruling party again non-jurors. [xviii], 2, 1-431, [i], 1-294. pp

    Book ID: 1407
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  • A Key to the Skulls of North American Mammals by GLASS, Bryan P.
    GLASS, Bryan P.
    A Key to the Skulls of North American Mammals

    Stillwater: Oklahoma State University, 1965. Signed dedication by Bryan P. Glass to the front in ink. Illustrated pale green paperback covers, with green cloth spine. Front cover is age toned to the very edges. Copyright 1951, but this is stated as the seventh printing from 1965. Illustrated with over 100 b/w fascinating anatomical drawings. Clean inside. 53 pages. 280 x 215 mm (11 x 8½ inches).

    Book ID: 3049
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