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  • An Account of the Most Approved Mode of Draining Land; according to the System practised by Mr Joseph Elkington. by JOHNSTONE, John.
    JOHNSTONE, John.
    An Account of the Most Approved Mode of Draining Land; according to the System practised by Mr Joseph Elkington. With an appendix containing hints for the further improvements of Bogs and other Marshy Ground after draining;

    Edinburgh: Mundell and Son, 1797. Title continues: "Together with observations on hollow and surface draining in general. The whole illustrated by explanatory engravings." Quarter leather with marbled boards. gilt title on label to spine. Owner's bookplate to the inside board. Scarce First Edition. 16 engraved plates (2 folding) - Complete. The binding (later re-back) has been done a little tight, so there is some breaking to the first gather. One of the plates has scuffing to the surface (not particularly noticeable). One leaf of "Conclusion." xv, 182 pp. Large 4to. 270 by 220mm (10¾ by 8¾ inches).

    Johnstone (d. 1838), an Edinburgh surveyor, was promised a grant of £1000 by the recently formed Board of Agriculture to provide…

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    Edinburgh: Mundell and Son, 1797. Title continues: "Together with observations on hollow and surface draining in general. The whole illustrated by explanatory engravings." Quarter leather with marbled boards. gilt title on label to spine. Owner's bookplate to the inside board. Scarce First Edition. 16 engraved plates (2 folding) - Complete. The binding (later re-back) has been done a little tight, so there is some breaking to the first gather. One of the plates has scuffing to the surface (not particularly noticeable). One leaf of "Conclusion." xv, 182 pp. Large 4to. 270 by 220mm (10¾ by 8¾ inches).

    Johnstone (d. 1838), an Edinburgh surveyor, was promised a grant of £1000 by the recently formed Board of Agriculture to provide a detailed and accurate account of the system of land drainage developed by Joseph Elkington (d. 1806), a farmer in Warwickshire and designer of land drainage systems. Elkington was known to be in poor health, and it was feared that knowledge of his innovations might perish with him. "About 1763 Elkington inherited a farm at Princethorpe, where some years later he discovered, at Long Harold Pits along a geological fault, the method of land drainage for which he is remembered. He discovered by accident, after losing more than 800 sheep to liver rot, how some strata were porous and pervious to water while others were not, and that he could locate the former with the auger used in exploring for marl and coal."-ODNB

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  • Britannicae Insulae in quibus Albion Seu Britannia Major by ZATTA, Antonia
    ZATTA, Antonia
    Britannicae Insulae in quibus Albion Seu Britannia Major

    Venitiis / Venice: Antonium Zatta, 1785. Hand-coloured map of Great Britain in good condition. Good. Wide margins. Fold as published. Slightly foxed in the margins. Imprint later hand colouring on verso. Verso: blank. 31 x 40 cm. From Zatta's Altante Novissimo, one of the last great decorative atlases of the 18th Century. Carte coloriée à la main de la Grande-Bretagne en bon état. Bon. De larges marges. Plier tel que publié. Légèrement rousseur dans les marges. Imprimez plus tard la coloration à la main au verso. Verso : vierge. 31x40cm. De l'Altante Novissimo de Zatta, l'un des derniers grands atlas décoratifs du XVIIIe siècle.

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  • Colour-printed aquatint with hand-finishing on wove paper: Brighton by DANIELL, William
    DANIELL, William
    Colour-printed aquatint with hand-finishing on wove paper: Brighton

    London: Daniell, 1823. Engraving showing the valley down to the sea at Brighton. Men on horseback are in the foreground, with the buildings along the Grand Parade and the Pavilion and Dome in the centre, showing how very important they were. There are many boats out at sea in the distance.
    Scope of image: 240 x 170 mm (9½ x 6¾ inches). Entire item: 315 x 245 mm (12½ x 9¾ inches). Taken from 'A Voyage Round Great Britain undertaken in the Summer of the Year 1813, and Commencing from Land's-End, Cornwall, with a Series of Views, Illustrative of the Character and Prominent Features of the Coast,' drawn and engraved by William Daniell.
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    London: Daniell, 1823. Engraving showing the valley down to the sea at Brighton. Men on horseback are in the foreground, with the buildings along the Grand Parade and the Pavilion and Dome in the centre, showing how very important they were. There are many boats out at sea in the distance.
    Scope of image: 240 x 170 mm (9½ x 6¾ inches). Entire item: 315 x 245 mm (12½ x 9¾ inches). Taken from 'A Voyage Round Great Britain undertaken in the Summer of the Year 1813, and Commencing from Land's-End, Cornwall, with a Series of Views, Illustrative of the Character and Prominent Features of the Coast,' drawn and engraved by William Daniell.
    The earlier works of Daniell, and his brother Thomas, are credited with giving the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent of India; beginning a fascination with Indian architecture, landscaping and interiors, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton at its centre.

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    Condition: The aquatint has been mounted on a board (presumably it was once framed), the bottom right corner has been damaged (perhaps whilst being removed from the frame). Actual scope of image remains clean and bright,

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  • [GREAT BRITAIN] – HEDENDAAGSCHE HISTORIE, Of Tegenwoordige Staat Van Groot Brittannie. [Vol. I-II] by [SALMON, Thomas.] & TIRION, Isaak
    [SALMON, Thomas.] & TIRION, Isaak
    [GREAT BRITAIN] – HEDENDAAGSCHE HISTORIE, Of Tegenwoordige Staat Van Groot Brittannie. [Vol. I-II] Vervattende Eene Beschryving van 's Lands Gelegenheid.

    Amsterdam: Isaak Tirion. 1754-1755. Four Parts in two volumes: With two different engraved frontispieces by J.C. Philips, six folding engraved maps by Isaak Tirion. (Including "Nieuwe Kaart van de Eilanden van Groot Brittannien behelzende De Koningryken Engeland, Schotland en Ierland [..]", ca. 32,5 x 37,5 cm.; "Nieuwe Kaart van Ierland", ca. 34 x 27,5 cm. & "NIEUWE KAART VAN DE GROOTBRITTANNISCHE VOLKPLANTINGEN IN NOORD AMERICA [..]", ca. 36,5 x 45,5 cm.), 1 fold. engraved map of London & surroundings ("Kaart van Londen [..]", ca. 28 x 41,5 cm.). The are also 6 folding engraved views (of London) by J.C. Philips et al. including 1 which depicts 2 views of London. There is also an engraved portrait of King George…

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    Amsterdam: Isaak Tirion. 1754-1755. Four Parts in two volumes: With two different engraved frontispieces by J.C. Philips, six folding engraved maps by Isaak Tirion. (Including "Nieuwe Kaart van de Eilanden van Groot Brittannien behelzende De Koningryken Engeland, Schotland en Ierland [..]", ca. 32,5 x 37,5 cm.; "Nieuwe Kaart van Ierland", ca. 34 x 27,5 cm. & "NIEUWE KAART VAN DE GROOTBRITTANNISCHE VOLKPLANTINGEN IN NOORD AMERICA [..]", ca. 36,5 x 45,5 cm.), 1 fold. engraved map of London & surroundings ("Kaart van Londen [..]", ca. 28 x 41,5 cm.). The are also 6 folding engraved views (of London) by J.C. Philips et al. including 1 which depicts 2 views of London. There is also an engraved portrait of King George II by J. Houbraken after A. Schouman. 8vo (ca. 20 x 12 cm.), 18th century uniform gilt calf, gilt ribbed spine with 2 contrasting labels with titles, marbled edges. A profusion of gilt to the spines! Both vols possibly lack a divisional title (of the second part), but texts are complete. A few minor imperfections (foot of spine of vol. I slightly damaged / chipped, bindings slightly rubbed/ worn along extremities, 1 fold. map. slightly torn in outer blank margin, a little foxed/ browned), but nevertheless an attractively bound set in good condition. [6],368,[2],369-712,[12 index] and [4],348,[6],349-684,[24 index] pp. 200 by 125mm (7¾ by 5 inches).
    ¶ Tiele (Ned. Bibliographie van Land- en Volkenkunde) 1033. Complete set of an 18th-cent. topographical description of Great Britain including a description of the former British colonies in NORTH AMERICA (pp. 658-684, titled "Tegenwoordige Staat Van De Groot Brittannische Bezittingen In Noord-Amerika, En in andere Weerelsdeelen"). –

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  • Guide to Fountains Abbey by OXFORD, A. W., Rev.
    OXFORD, A. W., Rev.
    Guide to Fountains Abbey Plans and Illustrations from photographs by W. Wainwright.

    Edition: Reprint

    Ripon: W. Harrison & Son (C. Harker), 1922. Pale green paper covers with black titles. Advert for a similar book to the rear panel. This is the Third Edition, with the price One Shilling boldly printed to the front panel. Adverts to the inside covers. Stapled. A nice clean copy. Small stamp with "west lodge, Fountains Abbey" to the front cover - perhaps the then bookshop for the Abbey? Light rusting to the staples, otherwise clean and tidy inside and out. Not a first, but a very early edition of this guide to the Cistercian ruins. Black and white photographs throughout. [x], 48, [x], pp.

    Book ID: 1252
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  • Les Isles Britanniques. by de VAUGONDY. Robert
    de VAUGONDY. Robert
    Les Isles Britanniques.

    Paris: Robert de Vaugondy, 1754. Large-folio map of England, Ireland and Scotland. Contemporary border coloured. Copper engraving appeared in "Atlas Universel" Very good. Centrefold as published. Small tears in the margins. Light stains. Printers fold top centre. Verso: blank with the indication Isles Britannique. 480 x 590 mm (19 x 23¼ inches). Carte à grand folio de l'Angleterre, de l'Irlande et de l'Écosse. Bordure contemporaine colorée. Gravure sur cuivre parue dans "Atlas Universel" Très bonne. Pli central tel que publié. Petites déchirures dans les marges. Taches légères. Les imprimantes se replient en haut au centre. Verso : vierge avec l'indication Isles Britanniques. 480 x 590 mm.

    Book ID: 1787
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  • Les Isles Britanniques Comprenant les Royaumes D'Angleterre, D'Ecosse et D'Irlande by JANVIER, Jean
    JANVIER, Jean
    Les Isles Britanniques Comprenant les Royaumes D'Angleterre, D'Ecosse et D'Irlande

    Janvier's 1783 decorative map of the British Isles. Includes all of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as parts of adjacent France, Holland and Belgium. Divided according to provinces. An inset in the upper right details the Shetland and Orkney Islands. A decorative distance scale appears in the lower left quadrant. A similarly decorative title cartouche depicting the British royal armorial crest is set in the upper left quadrant. Drawn by J. Janvier for issue as plate no. 20 in Jean Lattre's 1783 final issue of the Atlas Moderne. Dimensions: 31.0 x 44.8 cm. Reasonable condition. Paper slightly dirty, with several ink stains. Centrefold as published. With small tear in centrefold in bottom margin. Verso: blank, largely blackened with charcoal.…

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    Janvier's 1783 decorative map of the British Isles. Includes all of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as parts of adjacent France, Holland and Belgium. Divided according to provinces. An inset in the upper right details the Shetland and Orkney Islands. A decorative distance scale appears in the lower left quadrant. A similarly decorative title cartouche depicting the British royal armorial crest is set in the upper left quadrant. Drawn by J. Janvier for issue as plate no. 20 in Jean Lattre's 1783 final issue of the Atlas Moderne. Dimensions: 31.0 x 44.8 cm. Reasonable condition. Paper slightly dirty, with several ink stains. Centrefold as published. With small tear in centrefold in bottom margin. Verso: blank, largely blackened with charcoal. Jean or Robert Janvier (fl. 1746 - 1776) was a Paris based cartographer active in the mid to late 18th century. Janvier true first name is a matter of debate, as it appears as it often appears as either Jean or Robert. More commonly, Janvier simply signed his maps Signor Janvier. By the late 18th century Janvier seems to have been awarded the title of "Geographe Avec Privilege du Roi" and this designations appears on many of his latter maps. Janvier worked with many of the most prominent French, English and Italian map publishers of his day, including Faden, Lattre, Bonne, Santini, Zannoni, Delamarche, and Desnos. Carte décorative des îles britanniques de Janvier 1783. Comprend toute l'Angleterre, l'Écosse et l'Irlande ainsi que certaines parties de la France, des Pays-Bas et de la Belgique adjacentes. Divisé selon les provinces. Un encart en haut à droite détaille les îles Shetland et Orcades. Une échelle de distance décorative apparaît dans le quadrant inférieur gauche. Un cartouche de titre décoratif similaire représentant le blason royal britannique est placé dans le quadrant supérieur gauche. Dessiné par J. Janvier pour publication sous le numéro de planche. 20 dans le dernier numéro de 1783 de l'Atlas Moderne de Jean Lattre. Dimensions : 31,0 x 44,8 cm. État raisonnable. Papier légèrement sale, avec plusieurs taches d'encre. Pli central tel que publié. Avec une petite déchirure dans le pli central dans la marge inférieure. Verso : vierge, en grande partie noirci au fusain. Jean ou Robert Janvier (fl. 1746 - 1776) était un cartographe parisien actif du milieu à la fin du XVIIIe siècle. Janvier vrai prénom est un sujet de débat, car il apparaît comme il apparaît souvent comme Jean ou Robert. Plus communément, Janvier signait simplement ses cartes Signor Janvier. À la fin du XVIIIe siècle, Janvier semble avoir reçu le titre de « Géographe avec privilège du Roi » et cette désignation apparaît sur plusieurs de ses dernières cartes. Janvier a travaillé avec plusieurs des plus grands éditeurs de cartes français, anglais et italiens de son époque, notamment Faden, Lattre, Bonne, Santini, Zannoni, Delamarche et Desnos.

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  • London is London. A Selection of Prose and Verse. Illustrated by Edward Bawden. by LOW, D.M.
    LOW, D.M.
    London is London. A Selection of Prose and Verse. Illustrated by Edward Bawden.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1949. First edition. Dust wrapper. The wrapper has a couple of closed tears, and a chip to the head of the spine (about 1 cm). Blue cloth is clean. The book itself is in very good condition, with fractional foxing to the end papers and closed page edge only. Gift inscription to end paper. 300 pages. 210 x 140 mm (8¼ x 5½ inches).

    Book ID: 2451
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  • Map of England & Wales Divided into Counties Shewing the Principal Roads, Railways, Canals & the Rivers as far as they are Navigable by STARLING, Thos. and R. Creighton
    STARLING, Thos. and R. Creighton
    Map of England & Wales Divided into Counties Shewing the Principal Roads, Railways, Canals & the Rivers as far as they are Navigable

    London: S. Lewis and Co, 1848. Large folding map, now tipped on to card and behind cream passe-partout. From Lewis's "Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales". In very good condition. Perfect for framing. 480 x 390 mm (19 x 15¼ inches).

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  • Map of Middlesex, from Britannia Depicta by Thomas Bowles. by BOWEN, Emanuel
    BOWEN, Emanuel
    Map of Middlesex, from Britannia Depicta by Thomas Bowles.

    London: Thomas Bowles, 1720. Copper engraving by Emanuel Bowen published in the pocket road book 'Britannia Depicta' by Thomas Bowles from 1720. This was the first truly pocket sized road book for the traveller based on the surveys of John Ogilby published in large folio format 45 years earlier in 1675.
    The plates were printed on both sides of the paper, reducing the weight of the volume which required considerable organisation for the process of copperplate printing as the ink required an extensive drying-off period. The notes by John Owen were engraved by Emanuel Bowen on the copperplate surrounding the road maps and also on separate plates. The maps have become commonly known as "Owen & Bowen" maps. The…

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    London: Thomas Bowles, 1720. Copper engraving by Emanuel Bowen published in the pocket road book 'Britannia Depicta' by Thomas Bowles from 1720. This was the first truly pocket sized road book for the traveller based on the surveys of John Ogilby published in large folio format 45 years earlier in 1675.
    The plates were printed on both sides of the paper, reducing the weight of the volume which required considerable organisation for the process of copperplate printing as the ink required an extensive drying-off period. The notes by John Owen were engraved by Emanuel Bowen on the copperplate surrounding the road maps and also on separate plates. The maps have become commonly known as "Owen & Bowen" maps. The map is set below a decorative cartouche containing the title for the road from London to Bristol with the final part of the road from London to Berwick verso.
    190 x 120 mm (7½ x 4¾ inches).

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  • Photograph Album of London. by Valentine
    Valentine
    Photograph Album of London.

    London: NA. A nice photograph album, from Circa 1918. Half faux leather with card boards and cord ties. This contains 22 tourist photographs of London. All are size 6.5cm x 8.5cm. Nice sepia tone with white numbers. These seem to be mainly (or possibly all) by Valentine. There are handwritten captions alongside many of the photographs of the major London landmarks. The dating is from the style and vehicles shown. There are then a number of blank pages. To the rear of the album are 4 larger (10cm x 14cm photographs with 3 exteriors and one interior of British country houses. These would appear to be slightly later photographs - perhaps 1930's. A total of 26 photographs. Provenance: From…

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    London: NA. A nice photograph album, from Circa 1918. Half faux leather with card boards and cord ties. This contains 22 tourist photographs of London. All are size 6.5cm x 8.5cm. Nice sepia tone with white numbers. These seem to be mainly (or possibly all) by Valentine. There are handwritten captions alongside many of the photographs of the major London landmarks. The dating is from the style and vehicles shown. There are then a number of blank pages. To the rear of the album are 4 larger (10cm x 14cm photographs with 3 exteriors and one interior of British country houses. These would appear to be slightly later photographs - perhaps 1930's. A total of 26 photographs. Provenance: From a Brussels antique market, Small photograph (from Brussels studio) with a photograph of an aircraft, circa 1950's. A nice collection. Album dimensions 175 by 205mm (7 by 8 inches).

    . Un bel album de photographies, Circa 1918. Demi simili cuir avec cartons et cordons de serrage. Celui-ci contient 22 photographies touristiques de Londres. Al sont de taille 6,5 cm x 8,5 cm. Joli ton sépia avec des chiffres blancs. Ceux-ci semblent être principalement (ou peut-être tous) de Valentine. Il y a des légendes manuscrites à côté de nombreuses photographies des principaux monuments de Londres. La datation provient du style et des véhicules présentés. Il y a alors un certain nombre de pages blanches. À l'arrière de l'album se trouvent 4 photographies plus grandes (10 cm x 14 cm avec 3 extérieurs et un intérieur de maisons de campagne britanniques. Celles-ci semblent être des photographies légèrement ultérieures - peut-être des années 1930. Un total de 26 photographies. Provenance : d'un marché d'antiquités de Bruxelles, Petite photographie (de l'atelier bruxellois) avec une photo d'avion, vers les années 1950. Une belle collection.Dimensions de l'album 175 par 205mm

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  • Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds. by SWAINSON, Rev. Charles
    SWAINSON, Rev. Charles
    Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds.

    London: Published by Trübner and Co. For The English Dialect Society, 1885. First edition, in half-leather hardback binding. With raised bands and gilt title to spine. Boards are quite rubbed, particularly to spine, and a damp stain to fore-edge of front board. Foxing to front free end paper. Neat initials to half title. Inside, one or two spots of foxing, but minimal. 243 pages. 235 x 155 mm (9¼ x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3019
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  • Rade de Plimouth 1829. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Rade de Plimouth 1829. Original watercolour

    n/a, 1829. An attractive original watercolour of the beach and harbour at Plymouth, with title and date of 1829. By unknown French artist. Mounted on white card (somewhat darkened). The picture itself is in very good, bright condition. Held in a later (mid 20th century) wooden frame. Watercolour is 13.5cm x 9cm Frame is 22cm x 18cm. Une jolie aquarelle française de la plage et du port de Plymouth, avec titre et date de 1829. Montée sur carton blanc (un peu assombri). L'image elle-même est en très bon état lumineux. Tenu dans un cadre en bois plus tard (milieu du XXe siècle). L'aquarelle mesure 13,5 cm x 9 cm. Le cadre mesure 22 cm x 18 cm.

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  • Royaume d'Angleterre, Partie Méridionale. by BONNE, Rigobert
    BONNE, Rigobert
    Royaume d'Angleterre, Partie Méridionale. Par M. Bonne, Ingenieur-Hydrographe de la Marine.

    Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1787. Delightfully detailed hand coloured double-page map of the southern part of England from 'Atlas encyclopédique, contenant la géographie ancienne, et quelques cartes sur la géographie du moyen age, la géographie moderne, et les cartes relatives à la géographie physique' by Rigobert Bonne and Nicolas Desmarest. Also shows part of Southern Ireland, Northern France and the Channel Islands and Isles of Scilly.
    In a very good condition, with colours bright, and no markings or foxing. Map: 345 x 235 mm (13½ x 9¼ inches). Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794) was an influential French cartographer of the late-eighteenth century. The detail and precision of his geography, make Bonne an important figure in mapping history.
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    Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1787. Delightfully detailed hand coloured double-page map of the southern part of England from 'Atlas encyclopédique, contenant la géographie ancienne, et quelques cartes sur la géographie du moyen age, la géographie moderne, et les cartes relatives à la géographie physique' by Rigobert Bonne and Nicolas Desmarest. Also shows part of Southern Ireland, Northern France and the Channel Islands and Isles of Scilly.
    In a very good condition, with colours bright, and no markings or foxing. Map: 345 x 235 mm (13½ x 9¼ inches). Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794) was an influential French cartographer of the late-eighteenth century. The detail and precision of his geography, make Bonne an important figure in mapping history.
    Whole item: 420 x 295 mm (16½ x 11½ inches). Carte double page colorée à la main délicieusement détaillée de la partie sud de l'Angleterre de 'Atlas encyclopédique, contenant la géographie ancienne, et quelques cartes sur la géographie du moyen age, la géographie moderne, et les cartes relatives à la géographie physique' par Rigobert Bonne et Nicolas Desmarest. Montre également une partie du sud de l'Irlande, du nord de la France et des îles anglo-normandes et des îles Scilly.
    En très bon état, avec des couleurs vives, et sans marques ni rousseurs. Carte : 345 x 235 mm (13½ x 9¼ pouces). Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794) était un cartographe français influent de la fin du XVIIIe siècle. Le détail et la précision de sa géographie font de Bonne une figure importante de l'histoire de la cartographie.
    Article entier : 420 x 295 mm

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  • The Antient and Modern History of the Famous City of York; and in a Particular Manner Of its Magnificent Cathedral, commonly call'd York Minster by T. G. [GENT, Thomas]
    T. G. [GENT, Thomas]
    The Antient and Modern History of the Famous City of York; and in a Particular Manner Of its Magnificent Cathedral, commonly call'd York Minster

    York: Thomas Hammond, 1730. First edition. Full leather binding (recently re-backed). Two fold-out engraved plates -- A Plan of the City of York and A View of the City of York., plus text ornaments and vignettes. pp. 256 + addenda, list of subscribers, errata and one page advert to the rear. This is a curious copy, as there is a frontis view of York, as called for, but it appears to be a different view from those in other copies online. The view given here is slightly small that the whole book, and is dedicated to the Right Hon Wm Stephenson, Lord Mayor. Stephenson was the mayor in 1743-4, so this must be a later addition, which also accounts…

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    York: Thomas Hammond, 1730. First edition. Full leather binding (recently re-backed). Two fold-out engraved plates -- A Plan of the City of York and A View of the City of York., plus text ornaments and vignettes. pp. 256 + addenda, list of subscribers, errata and one page advert to the rear. This is a curious copy, as there is a frontis view of York, as called for, but it appears to be a different view from those in other copies online. The view given here is slightly small that the whole book, and is dedicated to the Right Hon Wm Stephenson, Lord Mayor. Stephenson was the mayor in 1743-4, so this must be a later addition, which also accounts for its brighter appearance. Overall this book is in very nice condition. The binding is a little rubbed, but sound, and the spine is recent. Internally sound, with moderate darkening to the pages. The map of the city has an area where it has worn thin (or label removed?).165 x 100 mm (6½ x 4 inches).

    Gent, a printer and antiquary of irascible temperament received praise from DNB, p. 1101, "his topographical publications are still of value and in demand," and further, "His Life is very interesting, and deserves to be reprinted in its entirety........throwing light on manners and habits of the early eighteenth century."

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  • The Antiquities of Furness; by [WEST, Thomas]
    [WEST, Thomas]
    The Antiquities of Furness; Or, an Account of the Royal Abbey of St. Mary, in the Vale of Nightshade, Near Dalton in Furness, Belonging to the Right Honorable Lord George Cavendish

    Edition: First Edition

    London: The Author by T. Spilsbury, 1794. A decent copy of this First edition. Old (probably not contemporary) full leather boards, with gilt titles. This copy contains a folding plan of the Abbey, and a folding view of the East Prospect of the Abbey (both clean and tidy). There is also a folding map of the Liberty of Furness. This is somewhat creased and has a few small closed tears to it, and a couple of foxing spots. No loss though. Although anonymous, the dedication is signed Thomas West. The leather is somewhat rubbed, with a little loss to the head and tail of the spine - not much though. Internally mainly clean and tidy, with a touch of…

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    London: The Author by T. Spilsbury, 1794. A decent copy of this First edition. Old (probably not contemporary) full leather boards, with gilt titles. This copy contains a folding plan of the Abbey, and a folding view of the East Prospect of the Abbey (both clean and tidy). There is also a folding map of the Liberty of Furness. This is somewhat creased and has a few small closed tears to it, and a couple of foxing spots. No loss though. Although anonymous, the dedication is signed Thomas West. The leather is somewhat rubbed, with a little loss to the head and tail of the spine - not much though. Internally mainly clean and tidy, with a touch of foxing and a few spots only. Owner's bookplate for John Abraham of of Liverpool. Two folding plates and a folding map. ESTC: T144672. [20],lvi,[2],288,[136] pp.

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  • The Evening Standard Open Road for Motoring, Cycling, and Walking. by Automobile Association & Motor Union
    Automobile Association & Motor Union
    The Evening Standard Open Road for Motoring, Cycling, and Walking. With separate large coloured linen road map.

    London: The Evening Standard, 1920. Hardback book, in fold-over red cover (similar to a Baedeker) which fastens down neatly with a popper. Includes large loose linen colour folded map in a pocket at the back. Revised edition, circa 1920. Several b/w fold-out maps inside, including one entitled: How to get out of London! With 224 pages of advice, routes and advertisements for relevant items - plus the maps. It's a charming item, and we can't find any other copies available. 224 pages + folding map. 145 x 105 mm (5¾ x 4¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3004
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  • The History of the Town of Malmesbury and of its Ancient Abbey. Together with Memoirs of Eminent Natives Who Were Connected with the Abbey or Town. by BIRD, James T.
    BIRD, James T.
    The History of the Town of Malmesbury and of its Ancient Abbey. Together with Memoirs of Eminent Natives Who Were Connected with the Abbey or Town.

    1876. First Edition. Hardback. History of the lovely Wiltshire town of Malmesbury, and its abbey. Self-published after four years of research. Dark brown marbled hardback. Boards are a little rubbed to corners. There are previous owners' ink names written on the FFEP. Sadly, the first gather is detached, but present. Minor foxing to some pages. All engravings are present. 276 pages. 215 x 140 mm (8½ x 5½ inches).

    Book ID: 2935
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  • The Journey from Chester to London. by PENNANT, Thomas
    PENNANT, Thomas
    The Journey from Chester to London.

    London: Printed For Wilkie and Robinson;...And J. Johnson and Co, 1811. Later edition. Half leather hardback binding. Gilt titles to spine. Complete with six plates - five portraits (including frontis) and one view. Boards are very worn, and the front board is almost detached. Previous owner's name to half title. Only very light foxing. A reasonable copy. [1], viii, 622 pp. 225 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 2978
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  • The Londoner's England. by BOTT, Alan
    BOTT, Alan
    The Londoner's England. Contemporary water colours and drawings of London and the Home Counties reproduced by Colour and Duochrome lithography and by Half Tone

    London: Avalon Press, 1947. First edition hardback. Cream coloured boards with red embossed text to the front board and spine. Nice clean copy. No wrapper. Internally clean and tidy. viii, 192. pages. 280 by 225mm (11 by 8¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3086
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