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BELL, JOHN (Publisher): Bell's Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. 48 volumes 1777-1778, as under.

Item No. 1 8669

Item No. 18669

Item No. 18669

Item No. 18669

London: John Bell 1777-78. 48 volumes 12mo (5 1/8 x 3 3/8 inches). Each volume with engraved portrait and engraved series titles. Contemporary full speckled tan calf, spines gilt with musical trophies and with crimson lettering piece. Attractively bound and in very good condition. A very pretty collection.

The collection comprises:
SPENSER, EDMUND. The Poetical Works in Eight Volumes; with a Life of the Author.
YOUNG, EDWARD. The Poetical Works in Four Volumes; with a Life of the Author.
COWLEY, ABRAHAM. The Poetical Works in Four Volumes.
MILTON, JOHN. The Poetical Works in Four Volumes; with a Life of the Author .... and a Critique on Pardise Lost by Joseph Addison.
POPE, ALEX. The Poetical Works in Four Volumes. With his last corrections.
SHENSTONE, WILLIAM. The Poetical Works in Two Volumes; with a Life of the Author.
PRIOR, MATTHEW. The Poetical Works in Three Volumes.
THOMSON, JAMES. The Poetical Works in Two Volumes; with a Life of the Author.
DRYDEN, JOHN. The Poetical Works in Three Volumes. with a Life of the Author.
ADDISON, JOSEPH. The Poetical Works; with a Life of the Author.
CONGREVE, WILLIAM. The Poetical Works; with a Life of the Author.
SWIFT, DR. JONATH. The Poetical Works in Four Volumes; with a Life of the Author.
BUTLER, SAMUEL. The Poetical Works in Three Volumes.

£850.00

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BIBLE IN ENGLISH. Inscribed by the 1ST MARQUESS WELLESLEY: The Holy Bible : according to the authorized version , with notes explanatory and practical ... together with appropriate introductions, tables, indexes, maps, and plans. Prepared and arranged by George D'Oyly ... and Richard Mant.

Item No. 18736

Item No. 18736

Item No. 18736

Item No. 18736

Item No. 18736

Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press by Bensley, Cooke, and Collingwood Printers to the University, London: L.F.C. & J. Rivington, 1817. Three volumes 4to (13 x 10 1/2 inches). Illustrated with 65 plates and maps, complete.

Two of the maps are double-page. Finely bound near contemporary full dark blue hard grain morocco, decorative gilt border enclosing inner gilt rules and gilt corner crowns all enclosing a decorative gilt floral frame, spine gilt in compartments and gilt lettered direct, inner turn-ins with double gilt rules, all edges gilt. A superb binding in truly remarkable condition. Some foxing internally to a few quires, overall internally very clean.

With a long inscription on the front fly of Volume 1 by the 1st Marquess Wellesley (1760-1842), Governor General of Bengal, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and brother of the Duke of Wellington: "To Mr. Thomas Rich. The Gift of His affectionate, attached, and Grateful Friend. Remember the first words you read in This Bible !!! Meditate upon these things, Give thyself wholly to them that thy profiting may appear To All'". Signed Wellesley and dated Kingston House [Knightsbridge, London] 27th February 1842. Interestingly Wellesley is, through his eldest daughter Lady Charles Bentinck, a great great great grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II; his portrait hangs in the throne room of Buckingham Palace.

The three volumes weigh just over 28lbs.

£3300.00

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ELIOT, GEORGE: The Works of George Eliot. The Illustrated Copyright edition.

Item No. 18667

Item No. 18667

Item No. 18667

London: Virtue, ca. 1910. 21 volumes. Plates. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches). Recent quarter tan calf, marbled boards, spines with decorative gilt ornaments in compartments and with dark blue lettering pieces, raised bands. Occasional foxing within. Bindings fine and attractive on the shelf.

£900.00

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FLEMING, IAN: Dr No. First edition, First Impression. In D.J.

Item No. 18614

Item No. 18614

Item No. 18614

Item No. 18614

London: Cape, 1958. First edition, first impression, original plain black cloth lettered in silver, (without silhouette on upper cover thus indicating a first impression). Very slight lean, a little foxing to edge of text block, one light corner crease to 1 leaf of text else very good in the dust jacket which has a very small puncture to backstrip without loss. Some foxing to rear panel and inner flaps but overall very clean. The white lettering to the backstrip of the jacket very clean (most often found browned). The jacket is not price clipped. Very good.

£980.00

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GAY, JOHN: Fables, by the Late Mr. Gay. In Two Volumes.

Item No. 18497

Item No. 18497

Item No. 18497

Item No. 18497

London: for C. Hitch and L. Hawes (& others), 1757. Two volumes issued as one with a half-title only to Volume 2 (as is correct). 66 fables each with engraved pictorial headpiece. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 334-pages. Contemporary full tan calf, narrow gilt rule to sides, spine floral gilt extra in compartments with burgundy lettering piece. Two inch crack to upper joint but very firm. Slight vertical crease to backstrip. Modern name in ink on front fly else a very nice copy indeed with only the odd spot of foxing.

£150.00

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GEORGE III - COLLEGE OF ARMS: Warrant under the Royal Signet dated the 3rd of December 1783 "For correcting and preventing abuses in the order of Baronets". By Writ of Privy Seal, Signed Bathurst and Bathurst.

Item No. 18664

Item No. 18664

Item No. 18664

Item No. 18664

Item No. 18664

3rd December 1783. Manuscript on vellum, three membranes, with an initial portrait of the King and the Great Seal attached. The document overall 31 x 24 inches, the Great Seal 6 inches in diam. All contained in the original shaped leather over wood case; the case now rather worn and lacking much of the original leather covering. The Great Seal is a rather poor lumpy impression and now lacking the original tin case (skippet).

The document inscribed to the reverse: "The within Patent has been duly recorded in the College of Arms London pursuant to the tenor of His Majesty's Warrant under his Royal Signet and Sign Manual bearing date the third day of December 1783 for correcting and preventing abuse in the Order of Baronets and Examined therewith the thirteenth day of December 1803" and signed George Harrison, Clarenceux & Register. The General Report to the King in Council from the Honourable Board of Commissioners on the Public Records (1837) records the response, "of the Kings, Heralds, and Pursuivants of the College of Arms to the Inquiries of the Commission on the Public Records" including this present document of which they write, "The pedigrees and arms of Baronets had theretofore been entered, in the usual course and rule of office, among the miscellaneous records of pedigrees and arms of the nobility and gentry .... and not in registers peculierly appropriated to the Order of Baronets. The patents of Baronets had not previous to the date of that order been registered in the College; the first registration took place under this authority, and the practice of recording every patent at length continues to the present day".

£1800.00

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HARDY, THOMAS: The works of Thomas Hardy in 24 volumes complete (18 volumes of prose & 6 volumes of verse). The Wessex Edition.

Item No. 18668

Item No. 18668

Item No 18668

Item No. 18668

Item No. 18668

London: Macmillan, 1912. Published 1912-1931. 24 volumes. Frontispieces. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), recent half mid-brown morocco, marbled boards, spines with gilt ornaments within raised bands and with burgundy and green lettering pieces. Occasional light foximg. Damp-mark and light staining to the frontispiece and title of the Mayor of Casterbridge, damp-mark to the frontispiece of Two on a Tower; else a fine set, well and attractively bound.

A mixed edition set of the Wessex Edition: The Trumpet Major; A Pair of Blue Eyes; Two on a Tower; Life's Little Ironies; Under the Greenwood Tree; The Dynasts; Wessex Poems; & The Mayor of Casterbridge are all first reprints of 1920; The Well Beloved & A Group of Noble Dames are both first reprints of 1922; Desperate Remedies,; A Laodician; & The Hand of Ethelberta are first reprints of 1923; A Changed Man a first reprint of 1926; The Return of the Native is second reprint of 1928; The Woodlanders a first reprint of 1931; & Far from the Madding Crowd is a third reprint of 1931. The remaining eight volumes being first Wessex editions.

£1880.00

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HEALDE, THOMAS: The New Pharmacopoeia of the Royal College of Physicians of London. Translated into English, with Notes, Indexes of New Names, Preparations, etc. et. by Thomas Healde. Second edition corrected.

Item No. 18448

Item No. 18448

London: T. Longman, 1788. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: xvi:350:(1,errata), contemporary full unlettered speckled tan calf. A very nice crisp copy in an attractive binding; overall very good indeed.

£200.00

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KEPPEL, THOMAS: The Life of Augustus Viscount Keppel, Admiral of the White and First Lord of the Admiralty in 1782-3. In Two volumes.

Item No. 18450

Item No. 18450

London: Henry Colburn, 1842. First edition. Engraved portrait, leaf of genealogy. 2 volumes 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: xvi:446 & vi:438. Finely bound full fine grained purple calf, sides with ornamental gilt frames enclosing gilt anchors. Spines lettered direct, gilt on bands and with gilt anchor in the lower compartment, all edges gilt. Portrait foxed, inscriptions on front free endpaperm corners rubbed. Overall very handsome and in excellent condition.

£340.00

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KITSON, LINDA: The Falklands War, a Visual Diary. Inscribed to Elisabeth Frink.

Item No. 18280

Item No. 18280

Item No. 18280

Item No. 18280

London: Royal College of Art in association with Mitchel Beazley and the Imperial War Museum, 1982. No. 103 of 1000 copies in aid of the Royal College of Art Development Fund, signed by Linda Kitson. Illustrations throughout. Folio (13 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches), 112-pages. Original quarter morocco gilt, camouflage cloth sides, the binding by Zaehnsdorf. Excellent.

Inscribed by Linda Kitson, the Official War Artist, to Elisabeth Frink "To the Lovely Liz Frink a large thank you from the Royal College of Art & a huge personal thank you from myself - for your generosity in Care & Concern for all of us x Linda (Kitson)".

£225.00

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MUDGE, LT. COL: The Second Part of the General Survey of England and Wales containing the whole of Devon and a portion of the adjoining Counties, done by the Surveyors of His Majestie's Ordnance under the Direction of Lt. Col. Mudge, The Royal Artillery, F.R.S.

Item No. 18202

Item No. 18202

Item No. 18202

Item No. 18202

Item No. 18202

Lt.Col. Mudge, Tower: 11th Oct. 1809. Engraved at the Drawing Room in the Tower by Benj'n Baker & Assistants. The Writing by Eben. Bourne. Scale 1 inch to the mile. Engraved title sheet and 8 double-page map sheets (numbered XX - XXVII). Each map sheet 24 1/2 x 36 1/2 inches which if joined would form a composite map of 98 x 73 inches with an engraved border. Some folds, occasional very light damp-marking, some minor marginal damage, overall good.

£450.00

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OWEN, HUGH & BLAKEWAY, JOHN BRICKDALE: A History of Shrewsbury. A superb copy.

Item No. 18455

Item No. 18455

Item No. 18455

Item No. 18455

Item No. 18455

London: Harding, Lepard & Co. 1825. First edition. Two volumes. Engraved frontispieces, extra engraved titles, and 49 engraved plates, some folding, together with numerous engraved vignettes, & head and tail pieces throughout. Two volumes 4to (10 1/2 x 8 inches), pages 586 & 567, tipped-in errata. A superb copy bound full contemporary marbled tan calf, ornamental gilt border to sides, spines gilt extra with burgundy lettering and numbering pieces, all edges marbled. Short worm trail to blank fore margin of prelims. and frontispiece to Volume 2. Signature of Charles Amphlett & date 1856 on front free endpaper. Corners rubbed else a superb copy unusually entirely free from foxing, finely bound and in excellent condition. A nicer copy would be very difficult to find.

£440.00

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TRIALS - 4 WORKS IN ONE VOLUME: Four works in one volume as under: A full and accurate account of the inquest held upon the remains of Richard Hemming lately discovered in a barn, at Oddingley, Worcestershire including particulars of the murder committed on the body of the Rev. George Parker, rector of Oddingley, on the 24th of June, 1806. [Also Trial of William Palmer, and Madeline Smith ].

Item No. 18247

Item No. 18247

Item No. 18247

Item No. 18247

Item No. 18247

Worcester : Printed & Published by T. Eaton, 1830 (First two works); Henry Lea [1856] - (3rd work) & William Nimmo, 1857 (4th work). Engraved frontispiece showing Hemming's skeleton. 53-pages.

BOUND WITH: The trial of Thomas Clewes, for the murder of Richard Hemming : together with the arraignment of George Bankes, and John Barnett, as accessaries in the murder of the Rev. George Parker, at Oddingley, Worcestershire, in the year 1806 : before Mr. Justice Littledale, at the Lent assizes, Worcester, March 11th, 1830. Worcester: T.Eaton, 1830. 39-pages.

BOUND WITH: The Trial of William Palmer, and for the alleged Rugeley Poisonings. London: Henry Lea [1856]. Woodcut portrait of Palmer on title. 189-pages. Cropped close by binder with the occasional loss (or partial loss) of the last line of text.

BOUND WITH: A Complete Report of the Trial of Miss Madeline Smith, for the alleged poisoning of Pierre Emile L'Anglier. Revised by John Morison ... with a Correct Portrait taken in the Court. Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo, 1857. Woodcut portrait frontispiece. 184-pages. Cropped close by binder with the occasional loss (or partial loss) of the last line of text. The first two works relating to the murder of Hemming are rare; only 2 copies of the first work and only 1 copy of the second work cited by Copac. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 19th Century half tan calf, marbled boards, spine diced in blind with black lettering piece; extremities rubbed else good. Inner gutter cracked within first work with two leaves working loose, firm however. Relevant newscuttings on free endpaper. Armorial bookplate on pastedown. Endpapers foxed.

£240.00

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WATSON, ALFRED E.T. (Editor): The Fur, Feather, and Fin Series. A complete set of the 12 volumes, as under, all in First Edition, all in the original pictorial cloth blocked in red and brown. An excellent set.

Item No. 18737

Item No. 18737

Item No. 18737

Item No. 18737

Item No. 18737

London: Longmans Green, 1893. The series were published over 13 years, 1893-1906, each with chapters,where appropriate, on the Natural History, Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, & Cookery by various authors. Each volume with frontispiece with tissue guard, title vignette, and plates. Each approx. 250-300 pages, each with publishers catalogue at end. A little foxing to a few prelims, headbands slightly bumped. Overall an excellent clean set both externally and internally.

The set of 12, all first editions, are: The Partridge (1893); Grouse (1894); The Pheasant (1895); The Hare (1896); Red Deer (1896); THe Rabbit (1898); Salmon (1898); Trout (1898); Pike & Perch (1900); Snipe & Woodcock (1903); Wild-Fowl (1905); & The Fox (1906). Heavy (approx 6.5 kg) therefore extra overseas postage will be requested.

£600.00

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