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BIBLE IN ENGLISH: The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the Original Tongues.

Item No. 17190

Item No. 17190

Edinburgh: Printed by Sir D. Hunter Blair and M. S. Bruce, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty, 1829. Bound as 2 volumes. Engraved frontispieces. 12mo (5 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches), finely bound full contemporary green calf, the sides with wide scrolling floral gilt border enclosing large embossed decorative panels in blind, the spines decorated in gilt in 3 compartments with crimson lettering and numbering pieces, all edges gilt; a little rubbing to headbands. Finely bound and generally in superb condition both internally and externally. Being bound as two volumes of equal thickness, the New Testament commences a third of the way through the second volume.


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COLERIDGE, SAMUEL TAYLOR: The Literary Remains collected and edited by Henry Nelson Coleridge. Four volumes.

Item No. 17191

London: William Pickering, 1836. Four volumes 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: xix:395; viii:416; xvi:422; & (6):438, with tipped-in Corrigenda in Volume 2. Handsomely bound contemporary half green calf, marbled boards, spine gilt in 3 compartments and with crimson and black lettering and numbering pieces. Some scuffing to the binding of volume one, the other three volumes unaffected.


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CONDER, JOSIAH: Italy. In three volumes.

Item No. 17153

London: James Duncan, 1834. Two folding engraved maps and 9 engraved plates (complete). 8vo (5 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches), pages: xxi:403; (3):396; & iv:428. Contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, spines decorated in gilt on raised bands with double burgundy lettering pieces. Some light browning/foxing to the plates. An attractive binding in excellent condition.Volume 1 comprises: Savoy, Piedmont, Genoa, & Milan; Volume 2: Lombardy, Venice, Bologna, & Florence; Volume 3: Pisa, Siena, Rome, & Naples.


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DICKENS, CHARLES: Household Words. A Weekly Journal conducted by Charles Dickens. Volumes 1-18 (of 19); Numbrs 1 - 453 Together with The Household Narrative of Current Events, being a Monthly Supplement to Household Words for 1850-1855 (all published).

Item No. 17219

Item No. 17219

Item No. 17219

Item No. 17219

London 1850. Household Words published March 3th 1850 to November 27th 1858. Household Narrative 1850-1855. The Household Narrative for 1853,54, & 55 bound in one volume and for some obscure reason numbered "4" in gilt on spine. In all 23 volumes bound in 21. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches, uniformly bound half tan calf, marbled boards, spines gilt ruled and with crimson lettering pieces. Some scuffing to corners and rubbing of extremities of Household Words but all the volumes are strongly bound and not unattractive on the shelf. Extremely heavy; extra overseas postage will be requested.


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DICKENS, CHARLES: Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress by "Boz". In three volumes.

Item No. 17135

Item No. 17135

Item No. 17135

London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition, 1st issue (With "Boz" on titles and the Fireside plate) Three volumes.

Frontispiece to each volume and 21 plates by George Cruikshank. 8vo (7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches). pages: 331:(4, advertisements); 307; & 313, contemporary half calf, marbled boards; lacking backstrips, boards detached. Volumes 1 & 2 with a little light occasional foxing to the plates, some plates lightly offset to facing text. The text in all three volumes free from foxing. The frontispiece to volume 3 dust marked and, together with the 8 other plates in this volume, damp-marked. Bound without half-titles, (not called for in volume 3). An ideal candidate for restoration and priced to allow for such.


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DICKENS, CHARLES: Pictures from Italy. The vignette illustrations on wood by Samuel Palmer.

Item No. 17134

London: Published for the Author by Bradbury & Evans, 1846. Second edition. 8vo (7 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches), pages: (4):270:(2, advertisements - "Mr Dickens's Works"). Original blue grained cloth blocked in blind, a few very minor small pale marks, corners a little bumped; slight marginal age toning to the text. Overall this is an exceptional copy of the 2nd edition which appears to be far rarer than the first edition.


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ELIOT, GEORGE: The Mill on the Floss. In Three Volumes.

Item No. 17165

Item No. 17165

Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood, 1860. First edition. Three volumes 8vo (7 1/2 x 8 inches), pages: vi:(1):361; vi:(1):319; & vi:(1):313. Contemporary half green calf, marbled boards. Spines gilt in compartments with crimson lettering piece and circular crimson numbering piece. Some wear to headband of Volume 1, marbled boards rubbed, some scuffing to corners. "The Right of Translation is reserved" notice at the very foot of the titles trimmed or partly trimmed by the binder. Scattered foxing within and a very faint damp mark at the head of prelim. leaves of Volume 1. Bound without half-titles. Looks good on the shelf.


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HARMER, THOMAS; CLARKE, ADAM: Observations on various passages of Scripture, placing them in a New Light .... originally compiled by the Rev. Thomas Harmer from relations incidentally mentioned in Books of Voyages and Travels in the East. Fourth edition ..... with a new arrangement, many important additions, and innumerable corrections by Adam Clarke.

Item No. 17203

London: J. Johnson (& others), 1808. Engraved portrait & engraved folding plate "Lithostrotum Praenestinum" at end of volume 4. 4 volumes 8vo (8 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: cxxii:480; viii:536; viii:576; & vii:518. Nicely bound contemporary full diced brown calf, narrow ornamental gilt borders to sides, spine decoratively gilt in compartments and on headbands and with burgundy lettering and numbering pieces.

A little very minor rubbing, two small patches of loss of the polished surface to two rear boards, some light foxing or tanning, the text however generally unaffected. The bindings very attractive and in excellent & strong condition.

Amongst the chapter heading are: Concerning their living in tents; Concerning their Cities, Houses etc.; Relating to the Diet of the Inhabitants of the Eastern Countries; Concerning their manner of Travelling; Concerning the Literature, Books, etc. of the Eastern Nations; Concerning Egypt, the Adjoining Wilderness and the Red Sea etc.


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LOCKE, JOHN: The Works of John Locke in Nine Volumes [complete] The Twelfth Edition.

Item No. 17212

London: C. and J. Rivington (& many others), 1824. Portrait with tissue guard, large folding table. Nine volumes 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches). Contemporary full tan calf, narrow gilt rules to sides, spine gilt on raised bands and headbands with black lettering and numbering pieces, all edges marbled.

Chipping to head and base of the spine of Volume1; short crack to upper joint of Volume1 but very firm, lower joint of Volume 6 cracked but held on cords, chip out of the headband of Volumes. 4 & 7; headbands of Volumes 2 & 8 rubbed; some rubbing to extremities; foxing to premlims. but text largely unaffected; otherwise bindings sound and strong and attractive on the shelf. The folding table is an "Analysis of Mr. Locke's Doctrine of Ideas in his Essay on Human Understanding"; this with a little creasing.


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Item No. 17136

Item No. 17136

London: David Bogue, 1855. First Edition (preceding the American Edition), First Issue . 8vo (7 x 4 1/2 inches), pages: 316:24 (David Bogue's catalogue dated March 1855). Original fine grain blue cloth blocked in blind to sides, in gilt on spine. Upper fore-corner of title and contents leaf torn away but present and undamaged, no doubt easily restored by a professional. Otherwise an exceptional copy.


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REID, THOMAS: Treatise on Clock and Watch Making, Theoretical and Practical.

Item No. 17227

Edinburgh: for John Fairbairn, 1826. First edition. 20 folding engraved plates. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches), pages:xii:476, contemporary half calf, spine gilt with crimson lettering piece. Rubbed & scuffed, corners worn, upper joint split and re-glued? Blank fore-margins of some of the folding plates a little browned but generally internally very good. With the half-title. Contemporary signature "Ed. J. Dent" on upper margin of title.


Item No. 17227

Item No. 17227

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ROLLIN, M. [CHARLES]: The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Grecians and Macedonians - complete in six volumes.

Item No. 17206

Item No. 17206

London: Thomas Tegg, 1835. The 18th edition, revised, corrected. Portrait and 7 maps & plans. 8vo (8 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches), contemporary half dark purple calf, marbled boards, spines ornately gilt in 4 compartments and with crimson lettering pieces and burgundy numbering pieces; corners bumped, a few scuffed.

This is a very handsome set in excellent condition and strongly bound.


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SMILES, SAMUEL: Lives of the Engineers with An Account of their Principal Works; comprising also a History of Inland Communication in Britain.

Item No. 17210

London: John Murray, 1861. First edition. Published 1861-62. Engraved portraits, numerous illustrations in the text. Three volumes 8vo (9 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches), pages: xvi:(1):484; xiv:502; & xx:(4):512. With the half-titles.Contemporary polished brown calf, narrow gilt rules to sides, spines ornately gilt in 4 compartments and with burgundy lettering piece and green numbering pieces. Some light spotting to the boards. Light foxing to prelims. and at ends. A handsome binding in excellent and strong condition.


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TALFOURD, THOMAS NOON: Ion; a Tragedy in Five Acts. Fourth edition to which are added Sonnets; The Athenian Captive. A Tragedy in Five Acts. Seond edition; Glencoe; or, the Fate of the Macdonalds. A Tragedy in Five Acts. Second edition.

Item No. 17189

London: Edward Moxon, 1837. Three works bound as one. The first published 1837, the second in 1838, and the third in 1840; all by Moxon. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: xxii:92):128:xi:(1):103:xiii:(1):98. Contemporary full green grained calf, gilt lyre to covers, spine gilt lettered direct in four compartments, inner gilt detentelles, all edges gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities, well and solidly bound. The 4th edition of Ion was the first edition to contain the sonnets.


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TALFOURD, T.N: Vacation Rambles and Thoughts; Comprising the Recollections of Three Continental Tours in the Vacations of 1841, 1842, and 1843.

Item No. 17147

London: Edward Moxon, 1845. First edition. Two volumes 8vo (8 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches), pages: xiii:256 & vii:267. Contemporary half green calf, marbled boards, spines floral gilt in compartments, with crimson lettering piece and circular numbering piece. Chips to lettering pieces, a few corner scuffs, but overal a very good copy in a pretty binding.


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WILSON, JOSHUA; HADFIELD, GEORGE; BROUGHAM, LORD; EVANS, JAMES; TALFOURD, T. N; SHEPPARD, JOHN; GROVE, W. R: Wilson's English Presbyterian Chapels & Are Unitarians Christians; Hadfield's Lancashire Independent College; Brougham's Letters on Law Reform; Evans's Letter to James Graham; Talfourd's Queen v. Moxon; Sheppard's Missions; Grove's Physical Science.

London: 1842, 1839, 1843, 1841, 1844. 8 pamphlets bound in one volume. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches). 19th Century striking half purple calf, marbled boards, spine extravagantly & unusually gilt with crimson lettering piece.

Item No. 17137

Item No. 17137

Item No. 17137

Item No. 17137

The volume contains:

WILSON, JOSHUA. English Presbyterian Chapels proved to have been Orthodox Foundations, appropriated to Trinitarian Worship .... pages:iv:36. London: Jackson & Walford, 1844. Inscribed and signed by the author on title.

HADFIELD, GEORGE. An Address intended to have been delivered on the occasion of laying the Foundation Stone of the Lancashire Independent College at Withington, near Manchester on the 23rd September, 1840. pages: iv:78. London: Hamilton Adams, 1841. (The address intended for the laying of the Sttone was not accomplished due to the collapse of a platform during the ceremony and the consequent injury of many of those attending).

BROUGHAM, LORD. Letters on Law Reform to the Right Hon. Sir J.R.G. Graham. 87-pages. London: James Ridgway, 1843.

EVANS, JAMES COOK. Letter to Sir James Graham ... on the Education Clauses of the Factory Bill .... Seventh Thousand. 12-pages. London: Ward & Co. 1843.

TALFOURD, THOMAS NOON. Speech for the Defendant, in the prosecution of The Queen v. Moxon, for the Publication of Shelley's Works. Delivered in the Court of Queen's Bench, June 23, 1841, and revised by T.N. Talfourd, Sergeant at Law. 58-pages. London: Edward Moxon, 1841. (inscription from the author's wife on upper margin of the half-title partly trimmed by the binder).

SHEPPARD, JOHN. A Lecture on Christian Missions to the Heathen delivered at the request of the ... Baptist Missionary Society. 47-pages, with the half-title. London: Jackson & Walford, 1843.

WILSON, JOSHUA. Are Unitarians Christians? The Judgement of Baxter and the English Presbyterian Fathers and Founders. pages: (2):52. London: Ball, Arnold, 1839. Inscription from the author at head of title partly trimmed by the binder.

GROVE, WILLIAM ROBERT. A Lecture on the Progress of Physical Science since the opening of the London Institution. Delivered on Wednesday, the 19th of January, 1842. Title vignette of the Institution. pages: iv:5-46. Printed by Order of the Managers [Not Published], 1842.


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