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Like a Mantle the Sea [Shetland Island Manuscript & Archive]

Stella Shepherd - Dennis Shepherd - John Betjeman
1971
Autograph manuscript, typescript, corrected proofs and supportive letters from Sir John Betjeman to the author of this memoir of Papa Stour who met her during a visit to the island and helped see the book through to publication. Stella Shepherd and her husband Dennis who illustrated her book moved to Papa Stour in the Shetlands in 1962, to become,… Read more…
#7811

£1750.00

Nature Series: Popular Lectures and Addresses, Volume I, Constitution of Matter

William Thomson - Lord Kelvin [inscribed to sister]
1889
Fine presentation copy inscribed by Lord Kelvin on the title page to his devoted sister: ‘Elizabeth King. 24 Hamilton Terrace from her brother W.T. March 2/ 89’. Very smart green publisher’s cloth binding with dark green coated endpapers, clean fresh text throughout, pp460 plus 2 pages of adverts at the end, illustrated throughout. Elizabeth Thomso… Read more…
#7800

£750.00

Grahame of Claverhouse Viscount Dundee

Michael Barrington
1911
A royal presentation copy, No 14 of 50 copies bound in full vellum with top edge gilt. Inscribed on the flyleaf: ‘To H.R.H. Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll this life of Claverhouse is by gracious permission presented with the author’s homage. December 6th. 1911’. Bookplate of ‘John Darby’ opposite. Further signed on the limitation page. Some brow… Read more…
#7810

£300.00

[Four volumes of Scottish Dance Music] A Collection of Strathspey Reels etc.

Niel Gow at Dunkeld; Malcolm McDonald
1784
Four separate volumes of Scottish dance music by the violinist and composer Niel Gow and his cellist friend Malcolm McDonald bound together in contemporary half calf over marbled boards. The binding is worn but sound; each imprint shows evidence of stab sewing close to the gutter. These are engraved throughout with clear plate marks to each leaf: *… Read more…
#7792

£650.00

Chamber Dramas for Children by Mrs George Macdonald

Louisa Powell Macdonald
1870
Unaccountably scarce collection of plays written by Louisa Macdonald, wife of the fantasy writer George Macdonald. Publisher’s attractive brown cloth with gilt and red decoration, rubbed to edges, 3cm slit to the cloth covering the outer hinge between spine and lower board; binding remains sound. Black coated endpapers; ornament by Arthur Hughes to… Read more…
#7775

£450.00

Franklin's Way to Wealth or, Poor Richard Improved [with] A Memorial for Children..

Benjamin Franklin; George Hendley; William Law; Elizabeth Belson,
1805
[4 imprints] Small volume of children's books including an 1805 Darton edition of Franklin and an apparently unrecorded Darlington edition of William Law's Call to a Devout Life. Bound in half black roan over marble paper covered boards; rubbed to edges; nineteenth century newspaper clipping about a gift of a Franklin engraving to Manchester librar… Read more…
#1016

£125.00

Le Gault dans le Bassin de Paris

Charles Barrois - Robert Alfred Cloynes Godwin-Austen
1875
pp 707-714. A geological pamphlet dedicated by its author, Charles Barrois, to the English geologist Robert Alfred Cloynes Godwin-Austen. The inscription is written at the top of the first page: 'To Mr Godwin Austen, Esq with the Author's respt'l comp's'. The text is complete with some marginal wear. The original printed paper wrappers are complete… Read more…
#1169

£55.00

Letters on the Elements of Botany

Jean Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Martyn
1785
xxiv, [1] pp 2-503 [1] [28] Index [folding table opposite page 115] The first English edition of Rousseau's Letters on the Elements of Botany comprising eight translated letters by the philosopher followed by twenty four written by the translator and Cambridge Professor of Botany, Thomas Martyn. This example is bound in half calf over marbled board… Read more…
#1387

£90.00

The Progress of the Pilgrim Good-Intent, in Jacobinical Times

Mary Ann Burges - Burgess
1803
viii, pp 1-191 [1] Adverts. A sequel to The Pilgrim's Progress which has been inscribed on the endpaper by the author to her friend: 'A Elliott from the Author'. Mary Ann Burges and Anne Elliot were part of a high powered circle of female friends in south west England centred around the Devon town of Honiton. Much of their correspondence survives a… Read more…
#1627

£60.00

The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire

Nikolaus Pevsner
1954
[13] pp 10-516 Pevsner's Cambridgeshire with a letter from the author to a correspondent who had written to Pevsner about the series. Pevsner's letter is written on 'The Buildings of England' notepaper, dated '29 Apr 66' and written to a Mr Reid, thanking him for his letter of March 30th and 'for all the comments on The Buildings of England. I cann… Read more…
#1743

£75.00

Account of the Hospital of St

John Parker
1884
[4 plates] pp 8 The first separate publication of Parker's account of the Hospital of St John the Baptist with a letter from the author. The book is bound in most attractive original green boards with gilt lettering to the front. Trivial wear only to the corners leaving the binding near Fine. Internally Fine, with the letter from Parker tipped onto… Read more…
#1770

£55.00

Manuscript Pharmaceutical Ledger for a prescribing Pharmacist working in Heanor, Derbyshire 1930-40

NA
1930
A 1000 page manuscript ledger which records the prescriptions issued by a pharmacist working in the Derbyshire town of Heanor. Each entry includes a name, address and date with chemical details of prescription. A superb research resource for local history and pharmaceutical history. Read more…
#1869

£75.00

A Series of Prints Designed to Illustrate the English History by Mrs Trimmer

Mrs Sarah Trimmer
1828
[4] [64 full page engravings] The uncommon 1828 edition of Sarah Trimmer's sequence of instructive juvenile engravings from English history. The book is bound in full grain roan, flat backed with 'Trimmer's English History Prints' in gilt on the spine. The tan coloured leather is partly worn away towards the lower corner of the rear board. Internal… Read more…
#1990

£65.00

Sämmtliche Werke

Jean Paul
1861
34 volumes in 12 handsomely bound sturdy blue buckram volumes with gilt spine lettering and speckled edges. The bindings are about very good with a little wear to extremities; internally the text is near fine throughout. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about these books - additional postage m… Read more…
#2104

£55.00

Tribute to Wystan Hugh Auden [W H Auden]

W H Auden, Charles Causley, Kevin Crossley-Holland, D J Enright, Roy Fuller, James Kirkup, George Macbeth, Peter Porter, Peter Redgrove, Jon Silkin
1973
[25 sheets manuscript facsimile] [24] Pamphlet. A collection of poems commissioned by the inaugural Ilkley Literature Festival and reproduced in facsimile in April 1973 in honour of 'one of its most distinguished collaborators'. The publication comprises a green card folder with some bumping to the edges; a 24 page pamphlet giving the text of the p… Read more…
#2108

£75.00

A Collection of the Public General Statutes, Passed in the Forty-Seventh Year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Third [including an Act] 'preventing any dealing or trafficking in the buying or selling of Slaves within the Colony of Sierra Leone [slave trade]

N/A
1807
pp 578 A bound folio of 78 Acts of Parliament from the second session of the 1807 Parliament, including an Act 'preventing any dealing or trafficking in the buying or selling of Slaves within the Colony of Sierra Leone' which followed the act to abolish the slave trade earlier the same year. The book is bound in speckled calf with gilt decoration a… Read more…
#2109

£75.00

Pocket Register for Climatological Observations: Metform 3100 [10 Volumes] [Wingerworth] A Meteorological Archive Collection

David Fellowes [Met Office]
1972
The meterological archive of David Fellowes, a voluntary contributor to the Met Office based in Derbyshire. The archive is made up of ten pre printed volumes provided by the Met Office completed in two Derbyshire locations by Fellowes in conventional fashion with numerical entries and comments for two locations at Wingerworth and Clarborough: Vol I… Read more…
#2241

£75.00

Transactions of the Royal Institute of British Architects of London

Michael Faraday, R Willis, Ambrose Poynter, Herr Hallmann, Joseph Gwilt, W A Nicholson, Herr Beuth etc
1842
xvi, pp 1-191 [plates] The second volume of the Transactions of the Institute of British Architects formerly owned by the Yorkshire Archaeological Society. The book is bound in the original brown decorated cloth with the Institute's crest in gilt on the front board. The backstrip is partly detached but the binding remains sound. The inner hinges ar… Read more…
#2311

£75.00

Papers read at the Royal Institute of British Architects

Mackenzie E C Walcott, Reverend Whewell, William Lightly etc
1863
pp 282 Twenty papers read at the Royal Institute of British Architects 862-1863 season, formerly owned by the Yorkshire Archaeological Society. The book is bound in handsome pebble green cloth with the Institute's crest in gilt on the front board and is in very good condition with a little wear at the head of the spine. (The binder's ticket of Bone… Read more…
#2312

£75.00

The Log of the Water Lily (Thames Gig) During Two Cruises, in the Summers of 1851-2 on the Rhine, Neckar..

Robert Blachford Mansfield
1854
Third edition of Robert Blachford Mansfield's The Log of the Water Lily, 'Revised and Enlarged'. It's an account of 'the first English rowing-boat that was taken on an excursion to the Continent', bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, rubbed with some wear at the top of the spine. Minor staining to endpapers. Entertaining steel engra… Read more…
#2421

£85.00

Confessions of a Horse Dealer

Frederick Taylor "Ballinasloe"
1861
pp 300 An 1861 edition of Frank Taylor's Confessions including chapters on rogues and fools, the great horse auction swindle and other such horse gossip. Bound in the original green cloth which is slit along the lower hinge; original yellow coated endpapers and some browning to paper stock. Probably a surreptitious edition. Read more…
#2454

£60.00

University of Cambridge [Charles] Darwin Commemoration June 22-24, 1909

J W Clark, A C Seward
1909
[4] The official four page 'Programme' sent to delegates attending the Darwin commemoration held in Cambridge between 22 and 24 June, 1909 when the University hosted scientists, scholars and public figures from 167 different countries to celebrate the centenary of Charles Darwin's birth and the ?ftieth anniversary of the publication of On the Origi… Read more…
#2513

£65.00

Golden Fruit in Silver Baskets

Harriet Beecher Stowe
1850
xx, pp 5-144 A collection extracted from the writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Bound in red textured paper over boards with gilt decoration, all edges gilt, soiled binding and frayed to the corners; yellow endpapers, some fingermarks to early pages. A scarce title - one copy located on Worldcat at Cambridge only. Read more…
#2747

£60.00

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York

Daniel Defoe
1880
pp 268 [4] adverts. A Blackwood illustrated edition of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe from around 1880 with illustrations by Zwecker. Finger marks to preliminaries, otherwise very good in paper covered illustrated boards showing a very jaunty figure of Crusoe after the shipwreck. Read more…
#2763

£65.00

Four Sermons, Addressed to the Youthful Part of a Country Congregation, Before and After Confirmation

A Village Curate
1818
[2] iv, [1] errata, pp 7-132 An entirely unrecorded Coventry imprint from 1818. Bound in contemporary sheep the anonymous author whose introduction concludes with a cryptic allusion to his location: 'Your Faithful Pastor, The Author. D -, June 10, 1818' has also inscribed the book 'To Mrs Pywell with kind regards from the Author. Barnwell July 23.1… Read more…
#2776

£200.00