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ANON: [Aunt Affable's Story about Cock Robin alive and well again].

[London: Dean & Co. n.d.] c. 1840. 6 (of 7 ) hand-coloured plates and one 1/2-page coloured illustration. Lacking the upper wrapper and the coloured plate to verso. 1st plate soiled. Lower wrappers bearing advertisements for 13 Aunt Affable titles. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Two copies cited on Copac. 

£20.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18907


ANON: Old Woman and Pedlar.

No place, publisher, or date. c. 1840. 8 hand-coloured illustrations with verse below. 8vo (7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches), original printed wrappers. Some soiling last plate dustmarked and creased. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of ca. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Very rare - no copy cited by Copac.

The old woman is taking eggs to market but falls asleep by the wayside. A pedlar named Stout cuts her petticoats up to the knees. Upon awakening she exclaims "Sure this is not I!" But then she knows that her little dog at home will recognise her if she is she; reaching home the dog barks at her and she begins to cry but the dog soon wags his tail and all is well. 

£185.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18895


ANSELL, JOHN EVELYN: Ansell. History of the Name 1086 to about 1600 showing descents from a Domesday Tennant-in-Chief . With the additional volume: Comprising the other Counties in which the Name is found at an Early Period.

London: Adlard & Son, 1929. The second volume published 1933. Both volumes limited to 150 copies. Two volumes 8vo (8 3/4 5 3/4 inches), pages: 188 & 142, original blue cloth lettered in gilt. Very good indeed.

 £120.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18943


ATKINS, SAMUEL ELLIOTT (Clerk of the Company) & OVERALL, WILLIAM HENRY ( Librarian to the Corporation of the City of London): Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of the City of London.

London: Privately Printed, 1881. 11 plates & illustrations, one being a mounted photograph of John Harrison's tomb. Large 8vo (10 x 7 inches), pages: xvii:v:346, original half morocco, spine blocked and lettered in gilt, upper cover lettered in gilt and blocked in gilt with the arms of the Company, top edge gilt. Extremities rubbed, light wear to headbands, paper of upper inner joint cracked but very firm. Overall a very good copy in the de-luxe issue binding of half-morocco. 

£285.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18942


CLARK, SAMUEL: Reuben Ramble's Travels in the Northern Counties of England.

London: Darton & Clark, c. 1845. 8 hand-coloured plates each with a map of the County surrounded with engravings of country scenes with facing descriptive text. (8 1/4 x 6 5/8 inches). Original pale green pictorial wrappers; advertisements to rear wrapper. The 8 maps comprise: Yorkshire, Cheshire, Cumberland, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Durham, & Westmorland. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Anon. 

£425.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18911


COWAN & STANDRING (publishers): The Album Picture Books. Jack & Jill, a Tale for a Little Child.

London: Cowan & Standring, c. 1840. 4 hand-coloured plates. (9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches), 8-pages. Original green pictorial wrappers. Corners turned over, band of dustmarking to fore-edge of upper cover. Advertisement on rear wrapper listing 11 other titles in the "Album Picture Book" series. Overall good. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Very Rare. No copy cited by Copac 

£200.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18915


DEAN & CO. (publishers): [Aunt Affable's Story of the Little Frog and Pretty Mouse].

[London: Dean & Co n.d.] c. 1840. Lacking wrappers and therefore the first plate on the verso of the lacking upper wrapper; therefore 6 (of 7) hand-coloured half-page illustrations. 8vo (7 1/8 x 6 inches), 14-pages. Watercolour marking on first leaf, foxing and dustmarking, tear to last leaf crudely repaired with paper strips in the 1890's. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Very rare - no copy cited by Copac. 

£40.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18898


DEAN & CO. (publishers): Aunt Affable's Stories about Horses.

London: Dean & Co. n.d. c. 1840. 7 full-page hand-coloured plates and one half-page. 8vo (7 1/8 x 5 3/4 inches), 16-pages, original pictorial pink wrappers. Advertisement on rear wrapper lists 13 Aunt Affable titles. Chips & short tear to fore-margin of upper wrapper. Gift inscription dated 1843 on upper wrapper. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Very rare, no copy cited by Copac. 

£225.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18899


DEAN & CO. (publishers): Aunt Affable's Stories about Ships.

London: Dean & Co. n.d. c. 1840. 7 full-page hand-coloured plates and one half-page. 8vo (7 1/8 x 6inches), 16-pages, original pictorial green wrappers. Advertisement on rear wrapper lists 13 Aunt Affable titles. Wrappers a little dusty, overall good.Inscription dated 1853 & initials on upper wrapper. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Very rare, no copy cited by Copac. 

£225.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18900


DEAN & CO. (publisher's): Grandmamma Easy's Pretty Stories about the Elephant.

London: Dean & Co, c. 1840. Hand-coloured frontispiece and 8 hand-coloured illustrations within the text. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 5/8 inches), original pink pictorial wrappers. Corners turned over, band of dustmarking at base of upper cover. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Very Rare. No copy cited by Copac. 

£290.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18912


DEAN & CO. (publisher): Grandmamma Easy's Wonders of a Toy Shop.

London: Dean & Co. c. 1840. 8 hand-coloured illustrations with accompanying verse. (9 1/2 x 6 5/8 inches.) 8-pages. Original beige wrappers; wrappers dusty, some browning within; overall very sound. Inscription on wrapper dated 1845. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Rare. Only 2 copies cited by Copac. (British Library & University of Oxford Libraries). 

£525.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18913


DEAN & CO. (publishers): Grandpapa Easy's New Lion and the Unicorn. Fighting for the Crown.

London [Dean & Co. ] c. 1840. Hand-coloured frontispiece and 7 hand-coloured illustrations within the text. (9 5/8 x 6 3/8 inches), 8-pages, original pictorial green wrappers, very good. Advertisement for 13 Grandpapa Easy titles on lower wrapper. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Rare. Only 1 copy cited by Copac. (Cambridge University Libraries). 

£425.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18914


DEAN & CO. (publishers): The Geographical Alphabet or First Steps to Geography. Beautifully Illustrated with Coloured Plates.

London: Dean & Co. n.d. c.1840. Hand-coloured frontispiece and pictorial title and 13 hand-coloured plates each showing two illustrations together with a hand-coloured map of the World. (8 1/ x 6 1/4 inches), original pictorial pink wrappers; wrappers rubbed and dusty, with ring mark, otherwise very sound. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Very rare. Only 1 copy cited by Copac (Manchester University Library). 

£450.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18906


DICKENS, CHARLES: The Personal History of David Copperfield. With illustrations by H. K. Browne. First Issue.

London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850. First Edition, First Issue (Page 132 with "screamed" rather than "screwed", etc.) Bound from the original parts. Engraved frontispiece, extra engraved title and 38 engraved plates. 8vo (8 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches). Pages: xiv:(1, 6-line errata):624. 20th Century half tan calf with double burgundy lettering pieces, marbled boards. Half-title laid down having at one time been damaged. Foxing/oxidation to some plates (as often) but not all. 

£385.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18930


EDGAR, ROBERT: Uncle Buncle's Visit to Little Johnny Green.

London: Dean & Co. n.d. c. 1840. 7 hand-coloured plates with facing text. 8vo (8 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches), original pictorial yellow wrappers; lower & upper wrappers worn & soiled and with tears with old repairs of applied paper, the tears affecting the coloured plates to the reverse of each wrapper. Some margins strengthened. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Not a very good copy but very rare; only 1 copy cited by Copac (V & A Museum). Anon. 

£65.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18901


EDGAR, ROBERT: Uncle Buncle's Lord Mayor's Show.

London: Dean & Munday, n.d. c.1840. 7 hand-coloured plates each with multiplication verse opposite. 4to (8 1/4 x 6 5/8 inches). A poor copy but complete. The wrapper soiled, creased and torn with old repairs of paper tape, a number of leaves with old re-margining, some old repairs with paper tape. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Anon. Only two copies cited on Copac. 

£45.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18903


EDGAR, ROBERT: Uncle Buncle's Comical Playmates.

London: Dean & Munday, n.d. c.1840. 7 hand-coloured plates with facing verse. 4to original green pictorial wrappers. Corner chip to upper wrapper, old paper tape repairs to lower wrapper, some creasing, some leaves with early re-margining, some chipping. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Rare, only 1 copy cited by Copac (British Library). Anon. 

£110.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18904


EDGAR, ROBERT: Uncle Buncle's Funny Boys.

London: Dean & Munday. Inscription dated 1844 on upper wrapper. 7 hand-coloured plates with facing verse. (8 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches), original pink pictorial wrappers. 1 plate holed with 1/4 sq. inch of loss. Creasing & some soiling, some 19th Century re-margining. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Anon. Very rare, no copy cited by Copac. 

£140.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18905


EDGAR, ROBERT: Uncle Buncle's Pretty Tales.

London: Dean & Co. c. 1840. 6 hand-coloured plates with facing text. 8vo (8 x 6 5/8 inches). Original blue pictorial wrappers. Repaired tear to lower cover. Rear wrapper with advertisements for 13 Uncle Buncle's "Original Toy Books" & 13 titles of Dame Wonder's "Curious Transformations". A few early paper tape repairs. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Anon. Very rare. No copy cited by Copac. 

£140.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18910


HENDERSON, ALEXANDER: The History of Ancient and Modern Wines.

London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1824. First edition. Engraved title vignette, other engraved vignettes and pictorial initials. 4to (11 1/2 x 9 inches), pages: xvi:408, the half-title is present. Attractively bound 20th Century 3/4 tan calf, marbled boards, spine gilt ruled and with burgundy lettering piece, uncut. A good large copy. Some light foxing, discolouration from damp affecting the lower blank fore-corner of a few leaves; overall good. 

£495.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18931


MARSH, W. LOCKWOOD (Editor): Aircraft Engineering. Devoted to the Science and Practice of Aeronautics and to Allied and Subsidiary Branches of the Engineering Industry. Volume 2 (Being Numbers 11-22), January to December 1930.

London: 1930. Plates and illustrated advertisements. Folio (13 1/4 x 10 inches), 318-pages. original burgundy cloth. Very much on airships. Very uncommon.

Weight 2.55 kg thus extra postage will be requested. 

£225.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18941


MARTIN, SARAH CATHERINE: Mother Hubard and her Dog.

No place, publisher, or date. c. 1840. Hand-coloured pictorial title and 11 hand-coloured illustrations with verse beneath. 8vo (6 1/4 x 4 inches), original pictorial light boards. Boards creased and dusty. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Advertisement on rear wrapper for "Juvenile Books at Sixpence Each, coloured". Very rare. No copy of this edition would appear to be cited by Copac. Anon.

 

£85.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18897


MUNDAY, T. H. (publisher): Peter Prattle's Good Little Boy.

London: T. H. Munday, n.d. c. 1843. 6 hand-coloured illustrations with verse below. 8vo (7 x 4 1/2 inches), original blue printed pictorial wrappers. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Piece torn from lower blank fore-corner of upper wrapper. Gift inscription dated 1843 on verso of upper wrapper. Very rare - no copy cited by Copac. 

£185.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18896


NEW ZEALAND: POLACK, J.S. [Member of the Colonial Society of London]: New Zealand: Being a Narrative of Travels and Adventures during a residence in that Country between 1831 and 1837.

London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition, 2 volumes. Frontispiece to each volume, folding map (with short marginal tear without loss), and 4 engraved plates (as called for). 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: xii:403 & vi:441. Contemporary half purple calf, marbled boards, burgundy lettering and numbering pieces. Spines now faded to a patchy brown; some scuffing to sides and corners but very sound and with strong joints. Foxing to prelims otherwise internally very clean. Old signature on upper titles. Bound without half-titles.

£545.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18923


PURVIS, WILLIAM [ BILLY ] 1784 - 1853. Puppeteer, Magician, Dancer, Singer & Clown: A very rare, perhaps unique, survival of a playbill for one of his performances with his Fantoccini figures, the place of the performance left blank to be filled in by hand as he proceeded from Fair to Fair. The playbill with creasing but no loss.

Printed by R. Stobbs, Durham. c.1823. The playbill, 20 x 7 3/4 inches, headed, "GREAT NOVELTY. MR PURVIS Respectfully informs the Ladies, Gentlemen ....... the Performance of his Liliputian Theatre or SUPERB MECHANICAL FIGURES for a short time only ....... the Performance will commence with Mr. P's GRAND DECEPTIONS with Cards, Rings, Medals, Watches, Boxes, Trinkets etc ............. After which will be performed ....THE CHILDREN OF THE WOOD; or the Cruel Uncle. Performed by Figures three feet four inches high ....... after which will be exhibited the Grand Theatre FANTOCCINI. THE GRAND MOGUL TURK who will come forward .... dance ... move his head, roll his eyes ...... RAMO SAMEE the East Indian Juggler ...... 17inches high, ... throwing the Golden Ball in a wonderful manner ..... BEN BLOCK, the Sailor .... only 12 inches high ... take off and put on his Hat, and perform a real English Hornpipe, consisting of twenty-one steps, ..... MORGIANA, the Musical Hoop Dancer, will perform a waltz .......THE ANIMATED SKELETON will perform a Dance of Death ................. chatter his teeth and move every joint ....... PANTALOON AND PANTILINA, will ... dance a Jig ...... THE POLANDER ... A Tight Rope Dance .... and conclude with his Antipodean Feats by standing on his head on the Pole ...... THE ITALIAN SCARAMOUCH, Or the Representation of Joe Grimaldi, who will make his Appearance without his Head, then with his Head ......The whole to conclude with the laughable burlesque Farce of BILLY BUTTON and his Man Jeremiah here correctly represented by Liliputian Performers and a Fairy Horse ........"

From J. P. Robson's "The life and adventures of the far-famed Billy Purvis" [1849]: "I commenced manufacturing a set of Fantoccini figures myself. My first attempt was on 'Ben Block, the Sailor', and I succeeded in blocking out my Ben in a style that proved I was no blockhead. Mr Hardy, Sen., Carver, who is still living, materially assisted me in cutting of my heads. I worked away, and in a short time I finished nine excellent figures, which I named in the following order: - 'Ben Block' was my eldest born. Then followed 'The Grand Mogul Turk', 'The Indian Juggler', 'Morgiana, the Musical Rope Dancer', 'Pantaloon and Pantalina', 'Scaramouch',' The Boy and the Butterfly', and lastly the figure that always must come last 'Death, or the Skeleton!' whose astonishing convolutions, evolutions, dislocations, and evaporations, were witnessed by thousands with unmitigated pleasure". From T. Arthur's "The life of Billy Purvis : the extraordinary, witty, and comical showman; with many facts not before published" [1878]."Now he felt that he had so many strings to his bow that it could not fail to hit some marks. He was a comic singer, dancer, conjuror, Phantasmagoria, Fantoccini exhibitor, all of which he was well up in; and the public yielded their patronage willingly. His figures completed, he prepared for the October Fair, and he attended Houghton Feast, next Sunderland Fair ..." 

£3000.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18890



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