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A Dissertation on the Use of Sea Water in the Diseases of the Glands, particularly The Scurvey, Jaundice, King's-Evil, Leprosy and the Glandular Consumption

Richard Russel [Russell]
[4] xii, [contents, plate], pp328. Richard Russel's medical treatise on the benefits of sea water therapy, translated from the Latin, together with a translation of Dr Speed's Commentary on Sea Water and also An Account of the Nature, Properties and Uses of all the remarkable Mineral Waters of Great Britain. Very good, bound in its original boards… Read more…


An Exposition of the Old Testament Volume III containing Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiates, Solomon's Song

Matthew Henry
pp 1- 610 Large folio. Volume III of Matthew Henry's four volume commentary on the Old Testament. This is the fifth edition bound in leather with embossed decoration to both covers, raised bands to the spine which has a leather label with gilt lettering. The end papers are cracked along the hinges but the binding is firm. The pages are browned with… Read more…


Hurrah for St

Ronald Searle; D B Wyndham Lewis
pp 96 Ronald Searle's collection of anarchic St Trinian's cartoons with an introduction from D B Wyndham Lewis. Inscribed by the author 'for Patricia Wood with best wishes from Ronald Searle Christmas 1948' on the first free endpaper. Wood's bookplate is affixed opposite. The second impression from November 1948, bound in cream with some soiling an… Read more…


A Series of Letters to a Man of Property on the Sale, Purchase, Mortgaging, Leasing, Settling and Devising of Estates

Edward Burtenshaw Sugden
viii pp 152 [advertisements] The third edition of Sugden's legal advice to the man of property. Contemporary binding of half leather over marbled boards, rubbed with a few stains, worn to edges; modern endpapers, hinges starting to crack but the binding is still firm, the pages are crisp and clean. No inscriptions. Edward Burtenshaw Sugden (1781-18… Read more…


Prayers for The Use of Families

William Enfield
pp 224 The 5th edition of Enfield's book of eloquent prayers for use in the home. In a pretty, contemporary binding of half red calf with gilt decoration over marbled boards. Very good, boards and leather rubbed to corners, light spotting throughout, ownership inscription of Mary Gaskell, April 15th 1807. There is a later inscription in pencil on p… Read more…


The Gentleman's Magazine Literary Advertiser (1834-1843)

Five bound volumes of book and publishers' advertisements issued with The Gentleman's Magazine, 1834-1843. The advertisements are found inside the relevant pink card wrappers for each magazine starting with Vol 1, No 1 dated January 1834, 24 issues in each bound volume. Quarter parchment over green cloth, stab sewn binding, very good, spines worn b… Read more…


The Ring of the Nibelungen

Richard Wagner, Karl Klindworth, Frederick Jameson
Four volumes. Complete vocal scores by Karl Klindworth, English translations by Frederick Jameson. Very good in green cloth with gilt titles, spines sunned, binding firm, the boards have been protected by homemade plastic covers but these have left tape marks to the end papers. Ownership label of J Victor Pollard to plastic covers. Annotations in p… Read more…


The Monthly Literary Advertiser, 24 issues numbers 21-44 (1807-1808)

24 issues of this early 19th century English Book Trade Journal bound in one volume, No's 27, 38 and 42 reproduced in facsimile. Very good in half leather over marbled boards. The binding has been professionally restored, original boards rebacked with soft calf and a green leather label with gilt title; the end papers have been replaced and the hin… Read more…


A Manuscript Letter from actor Trevor Howard to film director Peter Duffell

Trevor Howard
[1 ALS] A manuscript letter from English actor Trevor Howard to film director Peter Duffell, congratulating him on a new venture "It's bloody marvellous", wishing him luck "for the hard grind of getting it launched" and asks the director to let him know when he will be "ready to go". Howard appeared in several of Duffell's television films includin… Read more…


The Works of Shakespeare: In Eight Volumes

William Shakespeare
xi [52] pp 1-382 The First Volume of the 1767 eight volume edition of Theobald's Shakespeare edition containing 'The Tempest, The Midsummer-Night's Dream, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Measure for Measure'. The Van de Gucht portrait frontispiece of Shakespeare is present and each play has its own Gucht engraving. The t… Read more…


La Source Greque

Simone Weil
pp 172 Near fine in white printed card covers protected by a blue Joseph Gilbert dust jacket which has the title inscribed in blue ink. The covers are very clean, light spotting to the top edge, the text is bright with occasional marginal marks in pencil. A very smart copy. Read more…


A Lexicon of The Greek Language for the use of Colleges and Schools

J A Giles
xxxvi, pp939 [adverts] The corrected second edition of the Reverend J A Giles' Greek Lexicon. The book is bound in green cloth with attractive blind tooled decoration and gilt spine lettering, yellow endpapers. Bookbinder's ticket of Westleys and Clark, London. Very good, cloth sunned to spine and lower panel, binding starting to crack, the text is… Read more…


Evolution Considered in the Light of Hybridisation

J P Lotsy, L Cockayne
pp67 Lectures by Dutch botanist Johannes Paulus Lotsy delivered at the University Colleges of the New Zealand University 1925 with introduction and List of New Zealand Hybrids by Dr L Cockayne. Near fine in printed card wrappers, lightly soiled, internally clean and complete. Ownership inscription of W Arthur Sledge, Christchurch NZ 1929. Read more…


Memoire sur L'Alimentation de Quelques Insectes Gallicoles et sur La Production de la Graisse

H Lacaze-Duthiers and A Riche
Very good, a few brown stains and lightly soiled, most of the pages remain uncut. Inscribed to Mr Carpenter by the author Lacaze-Duthiers. Read more…


Heures de Loisir: Essais Litteraires

James George Frazer
pp 223 A near fine presentation copy which was a gift from Sir James and Lady Frazer to Trinity College, Cambridge. Bound in printed card covers, shelf wear to the edges and the paper on the spine is cracked; the text is age toned but has not been read as the pages are uncut. Read more…


A Collection of Novels and Poetry belonging to Mary Wilson (Gladys Mary Baldwin), wife of Prime Minister Harold Wilson

Alexander Pope, R M Ballantyne, O Douglas, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Louisa M Alcott,
A collection of Mary Wilson’s school prize books including: Erling the Bold: A Tale of the Norse Sea-Kings by R M Ballantyne, Blackie, London, undated. Near fine in decorative green cloth, crisp, clean pages in a tight binding, probably unread. Prize bookplate awarded to Gladys Baldwin by Fulbourn School 'First place for 1924-5'. The Setons by O Do… Read more…


Photograph Album of Israel and Lebanon 1942

D Gawthorpe
An album of photographs of Israel and Lebanon dating from 1942 taken by a young British soldier. An oblong photograph album with a textured cloth cover, linen tie, metal and plastic, possibly Bakelite, clasp with leather strap. It contains 32 pages of neatly annotated black and white photographs, complete with tissue guards. The subjects include Ja… Read more…


Photograph Album of drawings of the Eglinton Hunt

An album of albumen photographs of drawings of the Eglinton Hunt dating from about 1881. The collection comprises of lively portraits of members of this prestigious Scottish hunt on their mounts including Lord Eglinton, The Hon F Villiers, The Hon G Vernon, Colonel Stewart, Admiral J Montgomerie RN, Col Henry Boyd of Symington and Sir James Ferguso… Read more…


Beati Aelredi Abbatis Rievallensis Opera Omnia

Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx, J-P Migne [editor]
pp 1295 The complete works of Saint Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx, (1110 - 1167). Large folio, in modern binding of fresh blue cloth with leather spine label, text browned, extensive annotations esp to Speculum Charitatis, De Spirituali Amicitia and some of the sermons. No ownership inscription. Additional postage charges may apply as this is a substan… Read more…


The Literary Diary: or Improved Common-Place-Book: on the plan recommended by Mr Locke.

[12] pp 1-378 A four hundred page commonplace from the mid 19th century which reveals a demanding scheme of reading by its Victorian author. The writer does not reveal his or her identity although the author seems to have been bilingual in French and English and reads and writes in both languages. The manuscript which dates from 1837-1852 is writte… Read more…


Musa Victoriae, an Irregular Ode, with notes, and Embellishmentsof Two Fine Engraved Portraits, respectfully dedicated to Field Marshall The Duke of Wellington, K.B

R H Kelham
pp27 A poetic tribute to the British soldier and statesman, Arthur Wellesley who was created Duke of Wellington on 3rd May 1814. The pamphlet is printed in black letter. Despite engravings being mentioned in the title no illustrations are found except for the vignette on the final leaf. Very good, the stab sewn binding is loose but holding together… Read more…


The Poetical Works of William Collins Enriched with Elegant Engravings

William Collins, Dr Johnson
xiv [2] pp165 A handsome volume in a late 18th century binding of vellum with pretty gilt decoration to the covers and spine which features suns and bunches of grapes between Greek-key patterns, all edges gilt, marbled end papers. Very good, the vellum is browned and slightly warped but the gilt decoration is still bright, the binding is tight and… Read more…


Asprey Diary (presented to Sir Harold Wilson)

A desk diary by the luxury goods brand Asprey of Bond Street, London, presented to Prime Minister Harold Wilson, whose private address, '5 Ashley Gardens' is embossed in gilt to upper cover. As new in burgundy leather with stitched margins, all edges gilt, cream paper. In original Asprey slipcase, red boards sunned and rubbed to edges and corners.… Read more…


The Collected Poems of Kathleen Raine [with three inscribed Christmas Cards from Kathleen Raine laid in]

Kathleen Raine
pp 175 The 8th impression from November 1972 of Kathleen Raine's collection of poetry selected from her four previous publications. Laid in: three Christmas cards written with warm greetings from Raine to Barbara Stancliffe, wife of the Dean of Winchester, Michael Stancliffe, whose ownership inscription is found on the front end paper. The book is… Read more…


Sainte Genevieve Patronne de Paris et son influence sur Les Destinees de la France[ Fine Binding]

L'Abbe Vidieu
pp 413 Large folio. In a fine French binding of red leather with imitation renaissance strapwork decoration to both covers and spine, all edges gilt, elaborate brown and gold end papers, engraved title page, many illustrations with tissue guards. Near fine, spine edges rubbed, some foxing throughout the text. A splendid copy. Extra postage charges… Read more…