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  • An early work on the benefits of the Springs at Bath.
    A Discourse of Bathe, and the Hot Waters There. by GUIDOTT, Tho.
    GUIDOTT, Tho.
    A Discourse of Bathe, and the Hot Waters There. Also, Some Enquiries into the nature of the Water of St. Vincent's Rock, near Bristol; and that of Castle-Cary. To which is added, a Century of Observations, more fully declaring the Nature, Property, and distinction of the Baths. With An Account of the Lives, and Character, of the Physicians of Bathe.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Henry Brome at the Gun in St Paul's Church-yard: 1676. Bound in recent full calf preserving an old morocco label. One leaf (A2) is lacking. This is the engraved title page. The previous page (A1) explaining the symbolism of the illustration is present, as is the regular title page. A century of observations has separate dated title page on leaf L1r; pagination and register are continuous. "The lives and characters of the physicians of Bathe" has separate title page dated 1677 on leaf M8r; pagination and register are continuous. This copy conforms to the first edition of ESTC R10888 apart from the lack of engraved title. This copy has an additional plate at page 23. Pp.[30], 200. Conforms to Wing G2192 & ESTC R10888

    Condition: The binding is holding firmly and is in very good condition, with just some light wear to surface / extremities from handling. Contents are holding firmly and are generally in good condition if a little toned, with some light scattered foxing, occasional creases or dust marking though nothing too disfiguring, a few early ink inscriptions including at head of title, occasional ink marks, folding map of Bath with small perforation and a few nicks to edges, pp. 69 with old repair to for edge, sig G4 with loss to lower margin at gutter, final leaf with two small perforations, one just touching into inner edge of letterpress on one side of the leaf. Recent plain end papers. A good copy overall, lacking frontispiece / engraved title

    Book ID: 1130
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  • Lovely copy of this survey of Cornwall
    An Historical Survey of the County of Cornwall: by GILBERT, C.S.
    GILBERT, C.S.
    An Historical Survey of the County of Cornwall: To which is added, a complete Heraldry of the same; with Numerous Engravings. In two volumes

    Edition: First Edition

    Plymouth Dock J. Congdon: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown: 1821. A lovely copy of this two volume work (three volumes bound as two). complete with all the plates etc. as called for (plus a couple of engravings not called for). Half leather brown fine leather binding, with brown cloth boards. Each volume has a frontis and additional engraved title. There is also a dedication engraving. Vol. 1. has 9 engraved plates and the 25 heraldic engraved plates. Vol. II. has the 37 plates called for plus an additional 2 plates (see notes). There is also a folding plate showing the exports of the Cornish tin mines. Complete. The work is complete, but also has two additional plates not mentioned…

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    Plymouth Dock J. Congdon: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown: 1821. A lovely copy of this two volume work (three volumes bound as two). complete with all the plates etc. as called for (plus a couple of engravings not called for). Half leather brown fine leather binding, with brown cloth boards. Each volume has a frontis and additional engraved title. There is also a dedication engraving. Vol. 1. has 9 engraved plates and the 25 heraldic engraved plates. Vol. II. has the 37 plates called for plus an additional 2 plates (see notes). There is also a folding plate showing the exports of the Cornish tin mines. Complete. The work is complete, but also has two additional plates not mentioned in the binders instructions. (1) The tomb of Sir J. Arundell & monument to W. Achim and (2) and engraving of Tehidy Park. Collation: [vi], viii, [ii], 1-71, [i], [vi], [ii], 73-592, 1-220. (end vol. I) [iv], 221-370, [ii], 373-962, [xx]. pp

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    Condition: A very nice copy of this work. The binding is fairly recent, and is clean and tidy. There is a touch of fading to the spine. There are also a couple of areas of staining to the spine. Internally, the books are both on the whole clean and tidy. There are a number of pages and plates with light water damage to the top portion, but not too dark. P681/2 there is a small area of loss to the bottom of the page - not affecting text. P683/4 there is an area of loss to the side of the page, with a small area of loss of text to both sides.

    Book ID: 1288
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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,

    Book ID: 2314
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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. Not a first, but a very early edition of this guide to the Cistercian ruins. Black and white photographs throughout. [x], 48, [x], pp.

    Condition: 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.

    Book ID: 1252
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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). 300 pages. 210 x 140 mm (8¼ x 5½ inches).

    Condition: 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.

    Book ID: 2451
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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.
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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.
    190 x 120 mm (7½ x 4¾ inches). 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.

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    Book ID: 2156
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  • Notes on the Chase of the Wild Red Deer in the Counties of Devon and Somerset by COLLYNS, Charles Park.
    COLLYNS, Charles Park.
    Notes on the Chase of the Wild Red Deer in the Counties of Devon and Somerset With an Appendix Descriptive of Remarkable Runs and Incidents Connected with the Chase from the year 1780 to the year 1860.

    London: Lawrence and Bullen Ltd, 1902. Limited large paper edition of this work. Limited to 250 copies - this being 146. Red cloth with vellum spine. Gilt titles and design to the front board. Engraved frontispiece and a further 7 full page plates. Numerous illustrations have been tipped in throughout the book.

    Condition: The binding is in sound, clean and tidy condition. No significant flaws. Internally clean and tidy throughout, with foxing to the end papers only.

    Book ID: 1522
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  • Large Paper Edition
    Picturesque Views on the River Wye by IRELAND, Samuel
    IRELAND, Samuel
    Picturesque Views on the River Wye From its Source at Plinlimmon Hill, to its Junction with the Severn below Chepstow; With Observations on the Public Buildings, and other works of Art, in its vicinity

    Edition: First Edition

    London: R. Faulder: 1797. Quarto, Large Paper Edition. Bound in period marbled boards, edges untrimmed, spine neatly re-backed using plain paper in period style with printed label. The text is complete, meeting collation: xii, 159, [1]pp, with halftitle, includes frontispiece map, portrait plate and 28 of the 30 other sepia aquatint plates present. Lacking 2 plates: pp. 129 St Briaval's; and pp. 146 Chepstow Castle and Bridge. 28 Sepia Aquatint plates (of 30). Ireland, printmaker and writer, had pursued a parallel career as a draughtsman and engraver. He was awarded a medal by the Society of Arts in 1760 and exhibited a drawing at the society's exhibition in 1765. In 1768 he became an honorary member of the Royal Academy…

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    London: R. Faulder: 1797. Quarto, Large Paper Edition. Bound in period marbled boards, edges untrimmed, spine neatly re-backed using plain paper in period style with printed label. The text is complete, meeting collation: xii, 159, [1]pp, with halftitle, includes frontispiece map, portrait plate and 28 of the 30 other sepia aquatint plates present. Lacking 2 plates: pp. 129 St Briaval's; and pp. 146 Chepstow Castle and Bridge. 28 Sepia Aquatint plates (of 30). Ireland, printmaker and writer, had pursued a parallel career as a draughtsman and engraver. He was awarded a medal by the Society of Arts in 1760 and exhibited a drawing at the society's exhibition in 1765. In 1768 he became an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Arts, and in 1784 he exhibited there a view of Oxford. During the 1780s he etched many plates after William Hogarth and others and produced a number of portraits and architectural views. Ireland was one of the victims of the notorious Shakespeare hoax in 1796 (later shown to be the work of his son, William) but was rather unfairly blamed for this himself. His credibility with the public suffered as a result and it is said that this was reflected in very low sales of his Views on the Wye when it was published the following year, leading to the comparative rarity of the first edition

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    Condition: The binding is holding firmly and is in good condition, with some general wear to surface / extremities from handling, corners bumped / abraded. Contents are holding firmly and in very good condition, with just occasional scattered spots or handling marks, a few creased corners, extreme edges a little nicked / browned at points and with a few water stains to margins of the final four leaves, otherwise a nice copy. Replacement plain end papers, recto of final leaf and lower end paper with small brownish stain toward base. Sadly this copy lacks to plates, but on the plus side it is the scarcer Large Paper Edition.

    Book ID: 1115
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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.
    Map: 345 x 235 mm (13½ x 9¼ inches). Whole item: 420 x 295 mm (16½ x 11½ inches).

    Condition: In a very good condition, with colours bright, and no markings or foxing.

    Book ID: 2312
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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. 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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    Condition: 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?).

    Book ID: 2258
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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 (but 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. Two folding plates and a folding map. ESTC: T144672. Pp. [20],lvi,[2],288,[136].

    Condition: 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.

    Book ID: 1121
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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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