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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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  • Acts of Defiance by ASHLEY, Jack
    ASHLEY, Jack
    Acts of Defiance

    London: Reindhardt Books in Association with Viking, 1992. 1st edition. Black cloth with pictorial dust wrapper. Now in clear protective wrap. Xiii, 370 pp. 240 x 150 mm (9½ x 6 inches).

    Condition: Slight handling to the wrapper. Fractional fading to the spine edge. Overall an excellent example.

    Book ID: 2328
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  • An Authentic Copy of the Charter and Bye-Laws of the City of Rochester, With an Abstract of the Customal by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    An Authentic Copy of the Charter and Bye-Laws of the City of Rochester, With an Abstract of the Customal

    London: 1809. 86 pp. with annotations, from Rochester Museum

    Book ID: 2077
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  • C. Plinii Secundi Historiae naturalis libri XXXVII by PLINY, C. Secundus
    PLINY, C. Secundus
    C. Plinii Secundi Historiae naturalis libri XXXVII Two volumes of three - (Book I-XXIV only).

    Edition: First Thus

    Amsterdam: Lugduni Batauorum ex officina Elzeviriana: 1635. Edited by Joannes de Laet. A lovely contemporary dark red Morocco binding. Fine roll of gilt flowers to each board. Gilt decoration and titles to the spine. Blue marbled boards. First volume with fine engraved title depicting all the elements found in Pliny, Elzevir's small woodcut device on other titles. small woodcut portrait of the author within roundel on *8 verso, woodcut headpieces and initials. The first volume has the armorial bookplate of George Villiers to the inside front board. The second volume is signed H. Montagu Villiers 1830. The "Elsevier Books" are books published in the late XVI – the early XVIII centuries by the celebrated Dutch publishing house belonging to the…

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    Amsterdam: Lugduni Batauorum ex officina Elzeviriana: 1635. Edited by Joannes de Laet. A lovely contemporary dark red Morocco binding. Fine roll of gilt flowers to each board. Gilt decoration and titles to the spine. Blue marbled boards. First volume with fine engraved title depicting all the elements found in Pliny, Elzevir's small woodcut device on other titles. small woodcut portrait of the author within roundel on *8 verso, woodcut headpieces and initials. The first volume has the armorial bookplate of George Villiers to the inside front board. The second volume is signed H. Montagu Villiers 1830. The "Elsevier Books" are books published in the late XVI – the early XVIII centuries by the celebrated Dutch publishing house belonging to the Elsevier family. The Elsevier dynasty of printers existed more than 130 years and came to the forefront of European book-printing in the XVII century. Its founder was Lodewijk Elsevier (1546–1617) from Leuven who had studied printing art at famous Christophe Platin in Antwerp. After Lodewijk Elsevier's death. family business was continued by his descendants from whom the most celebrated are: Bonaventura Elsevier (1583–1652), Isaac Elsevier (1596–1651) and Lodewijk Elsevier Jr. (1604–1670). The last of the Elseviers died in 1712 whereupon their firm ceased to exist. {1} pp (xxiv) 654 (xviii). {2} pp. 631 (xvii).

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    Condition: A beautiful example of this binding. The spines are a touch darkened, but the binding is in excellent condition. Internally clean and tidy throughout, with very slight darkening only.

    Book ID: 1153
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  • Dublin Metropolitan Police. Report of the Committee of Inquiry 1901, bound in with Evidence taken before the Committee of Inquiry 1901. by HOWARD VINCENT, C.E., HOLMES, R.W.A., STARKIE, Rolbert F., ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY
    HOWARD VINCENT, C.E., HOLMES, R.W.A., STARKIE, Rolbert F., ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY
    Dublin Metropolitan Police. Report of the Committee of Inquiry 1901, bound in with Evidence taken before the Committee of Inquiry 1901.

    Edition: First Edition

    Dublin: His Majesty's Stationary Office, by Alexander Thom & Co: 1902. This work, two volumes bound as one, contains both the report, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty, and the evidence behind the report. This latter is much scarcer, and contains transcripts of interviews and fascinating period information about Life in the Dublin Police at the turn of the Nineteenth to Twentieth Centuries. The reports have been bound in a recent blue buckram, with gilt titles. 33cm by 22cm (13 by 8¾ inches). A fascinating piece of history concerning the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC). Report and recommendations from the committee on a claim by the Dublin Metropolitan Police to be placed upon the same footing…

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    Dublin: His Majesty's Stationary Office, by Alexander Thom & Co: 1902. This work, two volumes bound as one, contains both the report, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty, and the evidence behind the report. This latter is much scarcer, and contains transcripts of interviews and fascinating period information about Life in the Dublin Police at the turn of the Nineteenth to Twentieth Centuries. The reports have been bound in a recent blue buckram, with gilt titles. 33cm by 22cm (13 by 8¾ inches). A fascinating piece of history concerning the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC). Report and recommendations from the committee on a claim by the Dublin Metropolitan Police to be placed upon the same footing as regards pay, allowances, &c. as the London Metropolitan Police. Contains extensive comparative information and lists showing differences between the two forces in relation to salaries, allowances, pensions, &c. 33, [i]., vii, [i], 1-246, [i]. pp

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    Condition: Fine condition. The recent buckram is spotless and without any damage. The report and the evidence are in beautiful condition, with a very slight darkening to the page edges only.

    Book ID: 2006
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  • Eruditae Pronuntiationis Catholici Indices by LABBE, Philippi.
    LABBE, Philippi.
    Eruditae Pronuntiationis Catholici Indices Opus Omnibus, qui vel ex scripto vel memoriter; ex plano vei suggestu; in choro, scholis, triclinio; publicis privatisve congressibus, latine logui, recitare, ac perorare debent, omnino necessarium

    Edition: Reprint

    London: F & C Rivington: 1796. Original full tan leather binding. Six raised panels to the spine - but no label. Owner's bookplate to the inside board. [viii], 1-192 pp.

    Condition: Overall a decent copy of this bibliographical work. The leather boards are clean and tidy, with a little rubbing and bumping to them. Very slight cracking to the edges, but no loss. Internally, the book is generally clean and tidy. The end paper has a large tear, with loss of about a third of the end paper. The rest of the book is in excellent condition. Neat owner's contemporary bookplate and inscription to the inside board.

    Book ID: 1163
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  • Every Man His Own Cattle Doctor; by CLATER, Francis.
    CLATER, Francis.
    Every Man His Own Cattle Doctor; Containing the Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of All the Diseases incident to Oxen, Cows and Sheep. The Sixth edition with numerous Additions and Corrections, by His Sons Samuel and John Clater. Including a Short Treatise on the Anatomy and Physiology of Neat Cattle

    London: Baldwin, Cradock and Son, 1825. Original paper covered boards with title and design to the front board and catalogue of publications to the rear panel. Recent sympathetic spine. xx. 1-348 pp.

    Condition: The boards are somewhat darkened and foxed, but still tidy. The spine has recently been repaired, with a new label, and is clean and tidy. Internally sound, with a family tree to the front end paper. Light foxing and a little darkening to the pages. Overall a sound copy.

    Book ID: 1519
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  • How to Live on 24 Hours a Day. by BENNETT, Arnold
    BENNETT, Arnold
    How to Live on 24 Hours a Day.

    London: The New Age Press, 1908. This forms part of a larger work entitled 'How to Live'. In this book, Bennett's pragmatic approach, and wry humour, offers some advice on how one might live (as opposed to merely existing). His suggestion, that time is the most precious of commodities, was addressed towards the growing number of 'white-collar workers' at the time the book was written, at the beginning of the 20th century. Still as relevant and valid today! First edition. In brown paper covered hardback boards, with maroon linen spine. Gilt stamped title to spine. 62 pages. 190 x 130 mm (7½ x 5 inches). A small selection of Bennett's advice:

    View the 24-hour day as two separate days,…

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    London: The New Age Press, 1908. This forms part of a larger work entitled 'How to Live'. In this book, Bennett's pragmatic approach, and wry humour, offers some advice on how one might live (as opposed to merely existing). His suggestion, that time is the most precious of commodities, was addressed towards the growing number of 'white-collar workers' at the time the book was written, at the beginning of the 20th century. Still as relevant and valid today! First edition. In brown paper covered hardback boards, with maroon linen spine. Gilt stamped title to spine. 62 pages. 190 x 130 mm (7½ x 5 inches). A small selection of Bennett's advice:

    View the 24-hour day as two separate days, one encompassing the 8-hour workday and the other a 16-hour 'personal' day to be accounted for and utilized.

    Claim 90 minutes an evening for three evenings a week, to start with.

    Use that 90 minutes to improve yourself. Over the course of weeks and months, the knowledge gained in those chunks of time will add up to a significant amount.

    Literature is not the only means of self-improvement. But it is a good one! He highly recommends poetry, especially verse novels such as Milton's "Paradise Lost".

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    Condition: Boards are in a very good condition. Light bumping to edges. Some age toning / light foxing to prelims and title, otherwise clean.

    Book ID: 2709
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  • Invitation for the talk / dinner by Gaston Louis-Vuitton by Le Vieux Papier Société Archéologique, Historique et Artistique
    Le Vieux Papier Société Archéologique, Historique et Artistique
    Invitation for the talk / dinner by Gaston Louis-Vuitton

    Lyon: Le Vieux Papier Société Archéologique, Historique et Artistique, 1936. Invitation for the talk-dinner hosted by Gaston Louis-Vuitton to the sellers of caskets and trunks, organised by 'Le Vieux Papier Société' in Lyon on May 11, 1936.

    Book ID: 2150
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  • Khwab O Khayal or "Visions of the Past" by PHILLOTT, Lieut.-Colonel D. C.
    PHILLOTT, Lieut.-Colonel D. C.
    Khwab O Khayal or "Visions of the Past" Official Text-Book for the Examination of Civil and Military Officers by the Higher Standard Hindustani

    Calcutta: The Baptist Mission Press, 1911. Colonial British officers and civil servants who lived in India during this period were expected to learn to speak the Indian languages in order to communicate directly with their staff and men. Hindustani was the considered 'lingua franca', spoken as it was over much of the area which, at that time, constituted British India. 220 x 135 mm (8¾ x 5¼ inches). Higher Standard Hindustani examinations remained, virtually unchanged, until 1947.

    Condition: Binding is tight and square. The paper covering the spine is split at the bottom. Boards are soild but somewhat stained. The book has definitely been used as there are small / light pencil annotations to some pages of the

    Book ID: 2337
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  • La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, ou economie rurale, pratique et générale de tous biens de campagne by LIGER, Louis.
    LIGER, Louis.
    La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, ou economie rurale, pratique et générale de tous biens de campagne

    Edition: First Thus

    Paris: Chez Fabre: 1790. Two volumes. Full period calf. Gilt titles to labels to spine. Engraved frontispiece, 41 engraved plates, 5 folding plates and 15 woodcut illustrations. Subjects covered range from the initial purchase and setting up of a country estate, to advice on all aspects of country living: the keeping of chickens, geese, ducks, swans and (strangely) pelicans, pheasants, peacocks; horses; beef and dairy cows, sheep and goats, pigs, beekeeping. The second part is devoted to advice on arable farming, what to grow and how; the management of forest and marshland; notes on the use of ornamental trees and finishes with hints on trading in the produce of the estate. The second volume is presented in two main parts:…

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    Paris: Chez Fabre: 1790. Two volumes. Full period calf. Gilt titles to labels to spine. Engraved frontispiece, 41 engraved plates, 5 folding plates and 15 woodcut illustrations. Subjects covered range from the initial purchase and setting up of a country estate, to advice on all aspects of country living: the keeping of chickens, geese, ducks, swans and (strangely) pelicans, pheasants, peacocks; horses; beef and dairy cows, sheep and goats, pigs, beekeeping. The second part is devoted to advice on arable farming, what to grow and how; the management of forest and marshland; notes on the use of ornamental trees and finishes with hints on trading in the produce of the estate. The second volume is presented in two main parts: the first deals with all aspects of the garden (ornamental, kitchen, herb and fruit), the grape vine and other fruits used to produce drinks. The final part covers hunting and other country pursuits. Louis Liger was the author of a number of works on domestic economy and agriculture. xvi, 848., viii, 836. xxx, [ii]. pp

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    Condition: The binding is clean and presentable, if a little rubbed. The front hinges to both volumes are weak, with cracking to the hinges, but still holding on. Internally, both books are clean and tidy throughout. A lovely pair of volumes. The plates are in very nice condition.

    Book ID: 1927
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  • Memoirs of the Count De Grammont by HAMILTON, Anthony [Antoine]
    HAMILTON, Anthony [Antoine]
    Memoirs of the Count De Grammont

    New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1928. Limited Edition of 1000 copies, printed in USA. Rebound in full tan leather, with gilt title to spine. Marbled endpapers. Tipped-in wood engravings by Wilfred Jones. Text descriptions on tissue guards. 230 pp. 245 x 175 mm (9¾ x 7 inches). Memoirs written by Antoine [Anthony] Hamilton, who was the French nobleman's brother-in-law. Translated by Horace Walpole.

    Condition: Leather boards in a very good condition with minimal sign of handling. Light sporadic foxing. Pages rough edged.

    Book ID: 2165
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  • Mexico and the Americans by JAMES, Daniel
    JAMES, Daniel
    Mexico and the Americans

    New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1963. First edition. In original dust jacket. Fascinating, both historically and in the present climate. In James' own words "a provocative analysis of the history of relations between Mexico and the United States on all levels - diplomatic, military, economic, and social - considered in terms of Mexico's developing nationalism and America's attitudes to it". 472 pp. 220 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches). Freelance American journalist, Daniel James (b. 1914), covered Latin America during the Cold War years. His writings reflect two themes: 1) that the region had become a primary target for Soviet aggression against interests of the United States; and 2) that American policies had failed to reflect the importance…

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    New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1963. First edition. In original dust jacket. Fascinating, both historically and in the present climate. In James' own words "a provocative analysis of the history of relations between Mexico and the United States on all levels - diplomatic, military, economic, and social - considered in terms of Mexico's developing nationalism and America's attitudes to it". 472 pp. 220 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches). Freelance American journalist, Daniel James (b. 1914), covered Latin America during the Cold War years. His writings reflect two themes: 1) that the region had become a primary target for Soviet aggression against interests of the United States; and 2) that American policies had failed to reflect the importance of the region to the United States. The author of hundreds of columns, articles and at least four books on these topics, including: "Red design for the Americas: Guatemala prelude" (1954), James first went to Latin America in 1953. He described Communist activity in Guatemala and in British Guiana in articles published in that year. James continued to publish articles reflecting his favorite themes in "Harper's," "The Saturday Evening Post," and the "London Observer." Later, he prepared a study of U.S. business activities in Mexico for the United States Embassy and the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico (1956). From 1955 through 1967 Daniel James was a syndicated columnist for the Hearst Newspapers and SPADEA, publishing his views under the title: "Dateline Latin America." During the 1960s he published: "Cuba: the first Soviet satellite in the Americas" (1961); "Mexico and the Americas" (1963); and, "Che Guevara; A biography" (1969), the last written with the aid of diaries found when their Guevara was killed while trying to start a Communist revolution in Bolivia (1967). Subsequently, James was for four years a tourism director in Mexico City (1974-1978). After 1987 he operated the Mexico-United States Institute in Washington, D.C.

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    Condition: Dust jacket has some light bumping and a very small nick to the top edge on the front. Inside the book is in a very good / fine condition.

    Book ID: 2075
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  • Scriptores Rei Rusticae veteres latini Cato, Varro, Columella, Palladius, by GESNER, J.M. (ed.)
    GESNER, J.M. (ed.)
    Scriptores Rei Rusticae veteres latini Cato, Varro, Columella, Palladius, quibus acc. Vegetius De mulo-medicina et Gargilii Martialis fragmentum. Adj.notae vir.clar.integrae tum editae tum ineditae et lexicon rei rusticae.

    Edition: Reprint

    Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Caspari Fritsch: 1735. With folding engraved frontispiece by Bernard Picart and title-vignette and 4 folding plates, i.a. on viniculture. Two volumes in one binding, each with its own title page. Contemporary vellum over boards. Title in ink to spine. Gesner, Johann Matthias (1691-1761) And Marcus Porcius Cato. A collection of classical works on agriculture and natural history thought to have been assembled in the Middle Ages, and certainly printed at least 5 times before 1501 LVI, 858pp; [viii], pp859-1316, 159pp

    Condition: The binding is sound, but a little dirty and darkened. A touch of bumping only. Slight cracking to the top edge of the spine. Internally clean and tidy, with a little darkening / foxing to the pages. Overall a very nice copy.

    Book ID: 1866
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  • The Book-plate Booklet (Volume 4 - Number 2) by FOWLER, H. Alfred
    FOWLER, H. Alfred
    The Book-plate Booklet (Volume 4 - Number 2)

    Kansas City, MO: H. Alfred Fowler, 1911. First edition. Illustrations throughout including tipped-in specimens; well preserved in original silk-sewn printed card covers. 16 pages. 200 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches). H. Alfred Fowler was a printer who lived in Kansas City, Missouri. He published many books in the early 1900's about bookplates.

    Condition: In a very good condition.

    Book ID: 2593
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  • The Dick - An Occasional Newspaper of Observation, Literature & Commentary - Vol. 1, No. 1 by SANDERS, Ed.
    SANDERS, Ed.
    The Dick - An Occasional Newspaper of Observation, Literature & Commentary - Vol. 1, No. 1

    New York: Fuck You Press, 1967. Tabloid format, [8] pp. [including covers]. Only issue published of this tabloid edited by Ed Sanders, a more gossipy compaign to Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts. One of the best examples of the scene-gossip-as-art of the Lower East Side poetry scene. Includes personals, exposés about Ted Berrigan, work by Michael McClure, and centerfold erotic cartoon strip by Sanders. This copy never folded. 450 x 290 mm (17¾ x 11½ inches).

    Condition: A little darkening / stained to the cover, else in excellent condition.

    Book ID: 2112
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  • The English Gardener by COBBETT, William
    COBBETT, William
    The English Gardener A Treatise on the Situation, Soil, Enclosing and Laying out of Kitchen Gardens; On the Making and Managing of Hot-Beds and Green-Houses; and on the Propagation and Cultivation of all sorts of Kitchen-Garden Plants, and of Fruit-Trees whether of the Garden or the Orchard. And Also on the Formation of Shrubberies and Flower-Gardens; and on the Propagation and Cultivation of the several sorts of Shrubs and Flowers; Concluding with A Kalendar, Giving Instructions relative to the Sowings, Plantings, Prunings and other Labours, to be performed in the Gardens, in each Month of the Year.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: By The Author: 1829. A nice copy of this work in its original boards and binding. 7 chapters with calendar of garden instructions. Unpaginated, but with 551 numbered paragraphs (The index refers to paragraphs rather than pages). Unfortunately, a single leaf (U2) is missing (paragraphs 500-503) and the final page of the index. Frontis illustration and several woodcuts in the text. Bound in 12's, signatures read: [2], B-X9 with litho frontispiece present as called for.

    Condition: Overall in decent condition (apart from the loss of a leaf and index page). The boards are a little rubbed and the spine is a little chipped. There is a crease to the centre of the spine. The first couple of pages have some marking to them. On the whole, the text is in sound condition, with some darkening and foxing to the pages. The bottom edge of the book has been cut at a slight slant when originally bound (not affecting text).

    Book ID: 1097
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  • The Forest Pruner: or Timber Owner's Assistant: by PONTEY, William
    PONTEY, William
    The Forest Pruner: or Timber Owner's Assistant: Being a treatise on the training or management of British Timber Trees; whether intended for use, ornament or shelter: Including and explanation of the causes of their general diseases and defects, with the means of prevention and remedies where practicable. Also, an examination of the properties of English Fir Timber; with remarks on the defects of the old and the outlines of a new system for the management of Oak woods.

    Edition: First Edition

    Huddersfield: Printed for the author by T. Smart, 1805. Original blue paper covered card with cream paper spine. green label to spine. rough cut pages. Frontis, title, dedication, preface & text. 8 plates (incl. frontis). some folding and coloured. Frontis & 7 further plates. (one folding; 2 double page; 4 tinted). The author was `planter and forest pruner` to the Duke of Bedford 1-277. [v]. pp.50

    Condition: A very nice copy in its original, unrestored and unbound state. The blue boards are clean and tidy. The paper spine is a little darkened and rubbed, with a little cracking to the edges, but still sound. The label is chipped. Internally clean and tidy throughout. Owner's name to inside board and another contemporary name to the title page.

    Book ID: 1457
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  • The Gates of Memory. by KEYNES, Geoffrey.
    KEYNES, Geoffrey.
    The Gates of Memory.

    Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981. First Edition, with several full-page photographs in the text; black cloth, gilt title to spine. Autobiography of the eminent surgeon and bibliographer of (among others) Austen, Brooke, Browne, Donne, Evelyn, Hazlitt and Sassoon. 428 pp. 220 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Condition: A very good copy in an unclipped dust jacket

    Book ID: 2058
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