Social History

ADMINISTRATION DE MONNAIES ET MEDAILLES: Decorations Officielles Francaises.

Item No. 17881

Item No. 17881

Item No. 17881

Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1956. Coloured plates, b&w illustrations. 4to (13 x 10 inches), 291-pages. Original cream cloth, raised silver Grand-Croix de la Legion d'Honneur on upper cover, cloth a trifle spotted else overall very good. In the original clear pastic dust jacked and protective card cover with cut-out to reveal the raised medal. The plastic jacket with loss.

Very heavy, extra overseas postage will be requested.


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ALMANACK: The Royal Kalendar or a Complete and Correct Annual Register for England. Scotland, Ireland, and America for the Year 1803.

Item No. 17492

London: for J.Debret, 1803. 8vo (6 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches), 360-pages. Contemporary sheep, very dry and very rubbed, hinges cracked but holding, lacks front free endpaper, margins of title browned. Piece torn from fore-margin of title without loss.


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ALMANACK: The Royal Kalendar or a Complete and Correct Annual Register for England. Scotland, Ireland, and America for the Year 1795. Bound with Rider's British Merlin for the same year.


London: for J. Debret, & (for the Rider) The Company of Stationers, 1795. Small 8vo, pp: iv:60 (the calendar leaves printed in red & black):293. Contemporary full red calf, spine gilt in compartments, metal clasps, 1 missing. Vertical crack down centre of spine thus the two halves of the volume are now attached by two cords only.Cardamus Rider's British Merlin comprises Notes on Husbandry, Fairs, Marts, & High Roads.


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ANON: An account of the visit of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent and their Imperial and Royal Majesties the Emperor of Russia and the King of Prussia to the University of Oxford in June MDCCCXIV.

Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1815. Three plates, one folding. Folio (15 x 11 inches), 98-pages. Original boards neatly rebacked in cloth with paper label, uncut. Boards scuffed, endpapers foxed otherwise internally very good.


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ANON: A Few Rules for the Manners of Servants in Good Families.

Item No 15259

London: Ladies' Sanitary Association,1892. 12mo ( 4 x 2 3/4 inches), 23-pages. Original green wrappers, wire stitched as issued. Excellent.


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BOWER, ALEXANDER: The History of the University of Edinburgh from 1756 to 1829; chiefly compiled from Original Papers and Records never before published.

Item No. 14887

Edinburgh: for Waugh and Innes, 1830. This is actually the 3rd volume of the history although not so stated on the title; the first two volumes having been published in 1817. 8vo (8 x 5 1/4 inches), 384-pages. Original cloth backed boards with printed paper label. Binding rubbed & dusty, label browned and a little chipped, two bookplates on front pastedown. Lacking all before title (i.e. front free endpaper and half-title).

Numerous contemporary corrections and alterations throughout in ink; perhaps by the author? This volume has an appendix containing an account of different institutions connected with the university; the Anatomical Museum, Lying-in Hospital, etc. Rare.


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BOYER, A: The Royal Dictionary in Two Parts. 1. French and English, 2. English and French .... the Thirteenth Edition .... with large Additions.

Item No. 17803

London: for Bathurst, Vaillant (& many others), 1771. Thick 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), unpaginated. Contemporary full tan calf, rubbed and chipped, both joints cracked and boards held on cords. Old inscription on front free endpaper and signature and date on title. Very minor marginal worming at end.


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R.W. BRISTOW, Tailor and Robe Maker, 5 St. Aldate's Street, Oxford.: Engraved bill-head made out to W.W. Hennesy for the sum of £41.6.6.

Item No. 16534

The account bears two dates, April 1842 and April 1859 so it would appear that Mr. Hennesy was rather a slow payer. Numerous items are listed on the 2-sides 4to; with conjugate blank.


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COMPANY OF STATIONERS: The Ladies' Diary: or, Woman's Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1806 ... . Designed for the Use and Diversion of the Fair Sex.

Item No. 13926

London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1806. Engraved upper wrapper in red and black. 8vo (7 x 4 3/4 inches), 48-pages, original wrappers stitched within contemporary plain wrappers lettered in ink. Small piece torn from one fore-margin affecting a few words, corners and foremargins bumped and creased, some browning and dust-marking.


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CROAL, THOMAS A: A Book about Travelling Past and Present.

Edinburgh: Nimmo, 1880. Illustrations in the text. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 608-pages. Contemporary full tan prize calf, gilt arms of the Edinburgh Institute on upper cover; rebacked retaining the original backstrip gilt with crimson lettering piece. Prize label on front pastedown. Frontispiece and extra engraved title foxed.


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DONNELLAN, JOHN: A Defence and Substance of the Trial of John Donnellan : Esq; who was convicted for the murder of Sir Theodosius Boughton, Bart. at the assizes held at Warwick, on Friday the 30th of March 1781, Before The Hon. Francis Buller, Esq; One of his Majesty's Justices of the Court of King's-Bench. Founded on the Case solemnly attested by the Sufferer after his Conviction, and published at the Request of his Solicitors, Messrs. Inge and Webb.

Item No. 15672

London : printed for John Bell, at the British Library, Strand, 1781. First edition. Folio (14 x 9 1/4 inches), pages: 72:12, old full calf; upper cover detached, lacks front free endpaper; binding extremely rubbed and chipped; internally good.

With an engraved portrait of Donnellan and view of Lowford Hall pasted to front pastedown and contemporary notes on rear blank stating that: "Mr. Marshall ... who was born near Lowford Hall informed me that Mrs. Donnellan had two children by Captain Donnellan, the eldest of whom, a boy, was not informed of his father's fate, till he was seventy two years old, and when made acquainted with it, such was the effect it took upon him that he committed suicide" and other notes regarding Mrs. Donnellan's subsequent marriages including to Napoleon's surgeon.

Whilst the Account of the Trial is in itself rare, this Defence is rarer still.


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DROGIN, MARC: Medieaval Calligraphy, its History and Technique.

Item No. 17905

London: George Prior, 1980. Illustrations throughout. 4to (11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches), 198-pages. Very good in like dust jacket. Neat name & date on front free endpaper.


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EDGEWORTH, MARIA & R.L: Essays on Practical Education. The Third Edition in Two Volumes.

Item No. 7908

London: for J. Johnson, 1811. Two volumes. 8vo, pp. xv:(1):491:(1, advertisement) & (1):501:(1, advertisement), contemporary full marbled tan calf; lower joint of one volume cracked, lower board partly detached, other joints cracked but firm, spines rubbed, one lettering piece chipped, some foxing and browning.


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FROUDE, JAMES ANTHONY: History of England from the fall of Wolsey to the defeat of the Spanish Armada.

Item No. 16919

London: Longmans, 1870. 12 volumes 8vo (7 x 4 3/4 inches), contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments with crimson and black lettering pieces, all edges marbled. Some rubbing to extremities, the joints firm and headbands intact. A well, strongly bound, and attractive set. Contemporary signature "E. C. Daglish" on front free endpapers.

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GEORGE V & MARY, QUEEN: Order of Proceedings on the occasion of the Visit of Their Majesties The King and Queen to open Lloyds New Building in Leadenhall Street on Saturday the 24th March 1928.

Item No. 17270

London: 1928. 10-pages printed in blue, original stiff printed wrappers; one corner bent, a little marked. Together with invitation and admission cards, each with embossed arms in gold and colours, made out to Lady Cooper; corner crease and some light surface damage to blank portion of invitation.


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GEORGE V & MARY, QUEEN: Order of Service. St Paul's Cathedral. Form of Prayer to be used on Tuesday 6th February 1912 on the occasion of the Thansgiving after the Return from India of Their Majesties the King and Queen, in their prescence..

Item No. 17269

London: 1912. 8vo, 8-pages. Original blue cloth gilt; some marking to binding but overall good.*After their return from the Delhi Durbar of 1911; the only one attended by a sovereign.


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GRIFFITHS, MAJOR ARTHUR: Mysteries of Police and Crime. 3 volumes.

Item No. 17419

London: Cassell n.d. c. 1905. Profusely illustrated with plates and illustrations. Three volumes 8vo (9 1/4 x 7 inches), pages: xv:464; xiii:464; & xii:464, original burgundy grained cloth, all edges gilt. Spines unevenly sunned, headbands a little bruised and corners rubbed but very sound.


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HARDY, W. J: The Handwriting of the Kings & Queens of England. With Photogravures and Facsimiles of Signatures and Historical Documents.

Item No. 16941

London: The Religious Tract Society, 1893. First edition. Plates with tissue guards. Small folio (12 x 8 inches), 176-pages. Original blue cloth blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Several small punctures to the surface of the upper cover; foxing to prelims. and occasionally elsewhere.


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HARTLEY, C. GASQUOINE: The Position of Woman in Primitive Society. A Study of the Matriarchy.

London: Eveleigh Nash, 1914. First edition. 8vo, pp.275, original beige cloth, no dustwrapper; binding spine browned and with a couple of small darker stains, headbands and corners bumped, generally lightly soiled and with "d8" pencilled on front cover; internally, page edges and endpapers browned, lower edge of text block with ragged edges in places (perhaps due to uneven trimming and subsequently "opened" carelessly), inner joints cracked in one or two places but stitching firm.


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HAYCOCK, LORNA: John Anstie of Devizes 1743-1830. An Eighteenth-Century Wiltshire Clothier.

Stroud: Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Society in association with Alan Sutton Publishing, 1991. First edition. Black & white photographic illustrations. 8vo, pp.xii:116, softcover; ink name and white address sticker to inside front cover; newspaper cutting pasted to inside back cover; generally very good.


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HELVETIUS, CLAUDE ADRIAN: De L'Homme, de ses Facultes Intellectuelles, et de son education. Two volumes. Together with De L'Esprit, in Two volumes.

Londres: 1775. The second work 1776. 4 volumes 8vo ( 8 x 5 1/4 inches). L'Homme pages xvi:495 & 615; L'Esprit pages: viii:634 & 226:civ:106-201 with an engraved portrait of the author. Contemporary full tan calf, wide decorative gilt border to sides, all edges gilt. The bindings very rubbed and dry, all backstrips defective, corners rubbed through. An ideal cadidate for rebinding as internally very good and bound with the half titles; priced to allow for such.


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HIGGINBOTHAM LTD. (Printer & publisher): Higginbotham's Household Expense Book for 1914. An Approved form of Keeping Household Accounts. Nineteenth Edition.

Item No. 17051

Item No. 17051

Item No. 17051

Madras: Higginbotham Ltd. 1914. Printed columns and side-headings throughout.

One section headed "Marketing for the Month", he 38 printed side headings including Duck, Pigeon, Beef, Mutton, Tongue, Liver, Fish, Prawns, various Vegetable, Coconut, Eggs, Dog Meat, Ghee, etc. etc. With numerous manuscript entries for goods purchased.

Another section is "Shop Bills" this pre-printed with the names of 18 establishments and other expenses, e.g. Club, Hotel, the Friend-in-Need Workshop etc.

Another section is the "Cash Account - Received & Paid". This with approx 350 entries over 7-pages, entries for expenses including Japanese Toys, Calcutta Sweep, Mending two plates, Bullock Cart, etc.

Another section is the "Baker, Milk, & Butter Account"; another is devoted to Servants wages for the period 1913-1914, showing the wages paid for the Butler, under Maty, Dressing Boy, Ayah, etc. other staff shown include,Cook's Maty, Dhoby, Cowherd, Dog Boy, Tennis Marker, Day & Night Punkahs, Sweeper, etc. (10-pages on manuscript entries), also pre-printed lists for items of laundry including Chemises, Combinations, Petticoats, Drawers etc. with some items added in manuscript e.g. Polo Breeches & White Mess Jackets. This section divided into 4 sections, i.e. Ladies, Gentlemen, Children, & Household Laundry.

Item No. 17051

Item No. 17051

Tall narrow folio (13 x 5 3/4 inches), 219-pages. Original tan cloth lettered in black. 4-page section detached but present and undamaged; overall very good. With Postage Rates, Telegraph Notes, Public Holidays, Railway Time Tables, Household Hints, etc. at front and rear.

A fascinating insight into domestic life in India just prior to WWI. Uncommon.


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HYDE, JAMES WILSON: The Royal Mail, its Curiosities and Romance.

Item No. 15449

London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1889. Third edition. Plates & illustrations. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 306-pages. Original red cloth pictorially blocked in black; binding rubbed and bumped, upper inner joint cracked, frontispiece detached.


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INDIA: Admission card for the State Visit of The King-Emperor and Queen-Empress, Delhi 7th December 1911.

Printed card, 7 x 5 inches, embossed Royal Arms in gilt at head. Some marking and browning. Unused.


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INDIA: Viceregal Investiture, Delhi, February 27th 1930.

Two copies of the list of officials attending. 18-pages, 8vo, original wrappers, ribbon tied; one ribbon broken. Together with a list of ceremonials to be observed, 3-pages folio and a few other pieces.


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JAIPUR: Address printed on silk to Lt.Col. Sir H. Beauchamp St. John, Vice-President, Council of State, Jaipur: "On behalf of the Committee of Management ...... I extend a most cordial welcome to you on this occasion of your first visit on behalf of His Highness the Maharaja Sahib Bahadur to Nawalgarh and our School ...."

Printed in brown on silk. 17 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches, some ceasing and staining. 4th December 1934.


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JACOB, GILES: The Accomplish'd Conveyancer. Containing Great Variety of Precedents of Special Grants, Assignments, Mortages and all Sorts of Securities .... Special Gifts, Grants, .... etc. The Second Edition, corrected; with Additions. Volume 2 only (of 3).

Item No. 11689

London: In the Savoy: Printed by Henry Lintot, Law-Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty, for Dan. Browne, at the Black Swan without Temple-Bar; and John Shuckburgh at the Sun, next the Inner-Temple-Gate, Fleet-Street, 1750. 8vo (8 x 5 1/4 inches), pages 611:(10), contemporary full polished tan calf; contemporary signature on first leaf, lacking lettering piece. An attractive crisp copy.


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JOHNSON, A. H: The History of The Worshipful Company of the Drapers of London. Preceded by an Introduction on London and her Gilds up to the close of the XVth Century. Set of 5 volumes.

Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1914. Five volumes published 1914-1922. Double-page frontispiece to vol.1 in gold and colours, plates and illustrations. 4to (10 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches), pages: ix:(1):389; xi:(2):565; viii:520; x:(1):653; & 99 (corrigenda, errata, & index). The deluxe issue bound full dark blue crushed morocco, gilt arms to upper covers, spines gilt lettered direct within raised bands, top edges gilt, others uncut, wide inner gilt dentelles, gilt stamped "Oxford Binding". A Handsome set in excellent condition. Weight 8 kg thus extra overseas postage will be requested.


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LANCASTER, JOSEPH: Improvements in Education as it respects the Industrious Classes of the Community; containing, among other Important Particulars, an Account of the Institution for the Education of One Thousand Poor Children, of Borough-Road, Southwark ......

Item No. 7925

London: Printed and Sold by J. Lancaster, Free School, Borough Road; Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch Street, and Hatchard, Piccadilly, 1806. Fourth edition. 8vo, pp.xvi:211, contemporary full tan calf, heaband chipped, lacking lettering piece, a little rubbed. Title-page partly detached, two leaves of prelims. detached and a little dust-marked/browned on margins, occasional foxing. Upper inner joint cracked but very firm.

With the engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Johnson Eden Bart (1774 - 1844).


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LOUND HALL ESTATE, BOTHAMSALL, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE: The Manuscript Account Books of the Lound Estate, Nottinghamshire, 10th October 1813 - 5th February 1824. Some 6,600 entries in two volumes on 453-pages, 8vo & 4to, contemporary full vellum.

The first page headed: "An Account of the Live Stock, Harness, Carriages, Implements of Husbandry, Turnips, Hay & Layers in the Lound Estate 10th October 1813". This shows the total value as £2126.11.6 represented by Horse Stock £630; Cow Stock, £288.2.6; Sheep £231.12.0; Fowls, £19.12.6; Turnips, Hay etc. £690.10.0 & £695.19.0; Harness £34.19.6; Carriages, Ploughs etc. £149; Implements of Husbandry, £53.14.6; & Dairy untensils, £3.1.6.

In the bulk of the volumes typical entries for expenditure include: Hay & Straw cutting 14/-; Labour 4/3; Calf bt. of Woods, £1.8/-; Mole Catcher, 8/-; 8 Pigs bt. A. Baker, £7.8/-; Glazing Cucumber frame £1-19/-; J. Newson, wheelwright, £6.16/3; 35 sheep bt. £45.10/-; One Bull, £7. 7/-; Mrs. Barber 4 days, 2/8; & Richard Barber 6 days 13/-.

Income includes entries for: Goose & Giblets, 5/6; Cheese, 2/11; Pork 7st. and Haslet 1/4 £3. 4/3; Boar sold W. Knights, £1.10/-; Corn this year £566.18/9; Potatoes, 11/-; Beef 42 st @ 7/- £14.16/-; Lamb 16 Beasts 752 st @ 8/3 £310.8/-; & 14 eggs, 1/2; etc.

The first volume 8vo (8 x 6 1/2 inches) and 368-pages, the second volume 4to (9 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches) and 87-pages; remainder blank. Vellum soiled, upper inner joint of 1st volume split otherwise internally excellent and entirely legible. The very detailed and comprehensive accounts of this large estate.


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Item No. 13866

London: J. & C. Brown, [1857]. First edition. Frontispiece, title vignette and illustrations. 8vo (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches), 318-pages. Contemporary full dark tan calf attractively blocked in blind, spine blocked in gilt within raised bands with lettering piece, all edges red. Contemporary Eton inscription on front fly. Endpapers and fly foxed else internally very good. Binding lightly rubbed and with a band of fading but very sound and attractive.

A social history of London with such chapter headings as "Old warehouses, ships, water-side characters and the old waterworks", "Old shops, old houses, and old inhabitants" & "Old itinerants, Sots' Hole, the sweep, our old church, the old hall", etc.


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MOLLINEAUX, C.E: Pauper & Poorhouse.

Libraries Committee, Swinton and Pendlebury Borough Council: 1966 Photocopy typescript. Illustrations & maps. 4to (10 X 8 1/2 inches), 46-pages. Red buckram with printed paper label. Very good. Worsley (Manchester) poorhouse/workhouse 1730-1930.


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MORAN, C. G: The Boarding House Proprietor and his Guest. A series of essays on the legal relations between a Boarding House Keeper and his Guest.

Manchester: W. Patterson, 1925. First edition in book form. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches), 162-pages. Original purple cloth unevenly faded but very sound.


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MURCH, JEROM: Biographical Sketches of Bath Celebrities, Ancient and Modern, with some fragments of Local History. Inscribed by author.

Item No. 17795

London: Isaac Pitman, 1893. First edition. 8vo, (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 442-pages, original green cloth; a little marked otherwise very good. Half-title inscribed "Rev. Proffesor Earle with kind regards Nov. 1892" - most likely by the author as Prof. Earle has 6 references in the index.


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O'DRISCOL, JOHN: Views in Ireland, Moral, Political, and Religious.

Item No. 17216

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823. First edition. Volume 2 only (of 2). 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 427-pages. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spine gilt lettered direct. Binding rubbed and scuffed but very sound; internally excellent


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O'TOOLE, E. H. & SHEPPARD, HAJI ABDUL MUBIN: Malayan Orders and Decorations.

Item BNo. 17902

Federation of Malaya: Dept. Public Records, 1961. Coloured and b&w plates. 8vo (9 3/4 x 7 inches), 145-pages, original printed cream boards; boards browned, one corner slightly bumped; neat small name and date on front free endpaper.


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OWEN, W: An authentic account published by the King’s authority, of all the fairs in England and Wales, as they have been settled to be held since the alteration of the stile. Noting .. the commodities which each of the said fairs is remarkable for furnishing.

Item No. 15153

London: Printed for W. Owen, at Homer’s Head, near Temple-Bar, Fleet-street; and R. Goadby, at Sherborne, in Dorsetshire , 1759. The second edition. 8vo (6 1/2 x 4 inches), 142-pages, contemporary half calf; very rubbed and chipped, marbling stripped from upper cover. Upper cover detached, last leaf detached and chipped on inner margin, various early ownership notes on front blanks and pastedown, some browning, one leaf torn without loss.

Preceding the title is the license leaf, on the recto of which is the printed note "N.B. All the Lists of Fairs are full of great Mistakes .... unless signed with the Hand Writing of Mr Owen", this above a facsimile of his signature. This leaf partially detached. Following the title Mr. Owen's address to the public. Rare.


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PATTERSON, STEPHEN: Royal Insignia - British and Foreign Orders of Chivalry from the Royal Collection.

Item No. 17906

Item No. 17906

Item No. 17906

London: Merrell Holberton,1996. Profusely illustrated in colour throughout. 4to (11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches), 208-pages. Original cloth; excellent in like dust jacket.


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PINELLI, BARTOLMEO: Nuova Raccolta di Cinquanta Costumi Pittoreschi Incisi all Acqua Forte. ENGRAVINGS - ITALIAN COSTUME.

Item No. 17734

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Item No. 17735

Roma: Nicola de Antoni, 1816. Engraved title and 50 splendid engraved plates of the costumes of Rome. Oblong folio (15 3/4 x 11 inches), contemporary half burgundy calf, marbled boards. Rubbed, piece chipped from headband, crack to upper joint but very firm. Pale damp tide mark to right hand margins throughout.


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PRICE, C: Engraved Trade Card for C. Price's "Real Manufactory for all sorts of Choice Canes, Sticks, Whips, Mounting's, Umbrellas etc. Wholesale Retail & for Exportation. No. 221, Strand,

Item No. 16517

London: circa 1770. Where he has a great Assiortment of all sorts of the most Fashionable Goods in the above Lines. Where Merchants may be Served with the greatest Expedition & on the most Reasonable Terms". Engraved trade card measuring 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches; very soiled. Inscription on the reverse dated 20 March [17]71.


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QUARITCH (Publisher): Mediaeval Alphabets.

Item No. 17968

London: Bernard Quaritch, c. 1930. Title and one leaf of descriptive text and 26 plates printed in colours. All loose in portfolio as issued. 8vo (11 3/4 x 8 inches), original cloth-backed boards with printed label & ties. Text browned, plates very good.


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ROBERTS, JAMES: The Metropolitan Police Guide.

Item No. 17420

London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1911. 5th edition, revised. Large thick 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches), pages: lxxx:1733, publisher's half black calf lettered in gilt direct. Pastedown and title ink stamped 'M.P.10' beneath a crown. A little light rubbing to extremities overall very good.


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SHEPP, JAMES W & DANIEL B: Shepp's World's Fair Photographed...World's Columbian Exposition...Consisting of Photographs of the Buildings ... Exhibits .... Temples .... Statues ....

Item No. 17458

Item No. 17458

Chicago: Globe, 1893. Approx. 260 full-page photographs with facing descriptive text. Oblong 4to (11 x 9 inches), 529-pages. Original blindstamped boards lettered in gilt. Lacks backstrip, upper board detached, stitching slack or broken, several leaves detached, two with wear to blank margin, two plates with small patch of adhesion from the facing leaves of text. Complete however.


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SINCLAIR, MRS CATHERINE: Modern Society; or The March of Intellect. The Conclusion of Modern Accomplishments.

Item No. 17485

London: James Nisbet, 1837. First edition. 8vo (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches), pages: viii:470. Contemporary full calf. The binding very poor, rubbed & chipped. Some light foxing to prelims. but very good internally; an ideal candidate for rebinding and priced to allow for such. Bound without half-title.


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SOLOH, WAN IBRAHIM BIN WAN (Clerk of the Councils, Kedah): Report of the Kedah State Decorations Committee, 1952.

Item No. 17904

Item No. 17904

Item No. 17904

Item No. 17904

Alor Star Printed at the Kedah Government Press, 1952. 11 plates printed in gold, silver and colours. Folio (13 x 8 inches), 75-pages, origina printed wrappers. Wrappers browned, name tippexed out on upper margin, remains of compliments slip of the Secretary of State, Kedah, on upper wrapper; some light creasing. Text in English and Malay. Internally very good apart from some foxing to prelims. Rare.


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SPILLING, JAMES: Giles's Trip to London, a Farm Labourer's First Peep at the World. By the Village Schoolmaster.

Item No. 17307

Item No. 17307

London: Jarrold, c. 1875. Woodcut pictorial title. Small 8vo (6 1/2 X 4 1/4 inches), 103-pages, original cloth blocked in black and lettered in gilt. Slight wear at headbands, overall very good. Signature and date, 1875, on front free endpaper.


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STUDD, ERIC: The United Religious & Military Orders of the Temple. Province of India under the Great Priory of England & Wales, Proceedings of the Provincial Priory 31st January 1938.

Calcutta: by Wilsone & Son, 1938. 8vo, 37-pages, original glazed wrappers, wire stitching rusted, contents detached from wrapper.


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TOUSSAINT, FRANCOIS-VINCENT: Manners. Translated from the French. The Fourth Edition.

Item No. 17489

London: for J. Rivington, 1765. Engraved title vignette. Small 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches), pages vi:251. Contemporary full speckled tan calf, sides gilt ruled, spine gilt ruled, raised bands, unlettered. Short split to lower joint, headbands frayed, piece torn from upper blank margin of title. 19th Century ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Overall very good. Rare.


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TRIAL: The trial of John Donellan Esq. for the wilful murder of Sir Theodosius Edward Allesley Boughton, Bart. at the assize at Warwick, on Friday, March 30th. 1781. Before the Honorable Francis Buller, Taken in Short-Hand, By Joseph Gurney.

Item No. 15673

London : Sold by George Kearsley, No. 46, Fleet-Street, and Martha Gurney, No. 34 Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar, 1781. First edition. Folio (14 x 9 1/2 inches), 58-pages; disbound. Title page detached and dust-marked, first leaf torn without loss, tear to margin of last leaf. Later, 1860, inscription on title. Drawing of Mrs. Donellan's tomb and notes on her subsequent marriages below.


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TURBERVILLE, A.S. (Editor): Johnson's England. An Account of the Life & Manners of his Age.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967. Reprint. 2 volumes. Plates. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), pages: 405 & 404, original bloue cloth, excellent in slightly spotted price clipped dust jackets which have light browning to the backstrips, that to vol. 2 slightly frayed at headband. Heavy, extra postage will be requested.


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VARIOUS: Crime & Criminality Tales of Eighteenth Century Southern England mainly Kent, Taken from the Kentish Gazette of the Time.

Item No. 15213

Herne Bay, Kent: Prospect Hill Press,1995. One of 12 Copies of trial edition. Illustrations. Folio (12 x 8 1/2 inches), 111-pages, original cloth-backed boards; some spotting & rubbing to the boards.


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VAUGHAN, HERBERT M: The South Wales Squires, a Welsh Picture of Social Life.

London: Methuen, 1926. First edition. Plates. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 inches), 216-pages. Original red cloth. Spine a little faded & creased, otherwise very good. Engraved bookplate.


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WILDE, G. & DODSON, J. ( & A. G. Trent): A Treatise on Natal Astrology. To which is Appended "The Soul and the Stars" by A. G. Trent.

Item No. 15182

Halifax, Yorkshire: The Occult Book Company, 1894. First edition. Diagrams. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), pages 216:xxix, original blind-stamped black cloth lettered in gilt; inner joints split else good.


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WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION: Engraved invitation inviting 'Mr. John Clark & Lady' - 'to participate in the Ceremonies attending the Dedication of the Buildings of the World's Columbian Exposition at Jackson's Park in the City of Chicago'.

Item No. 17459

October 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 1892. Engraved invitation filled-in by hand, with conjugate leaf listing the committee members. 11 x 8 1/2 inches with central horizontal fold; very short split on fold else fine.


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WWII: Victory Celebrations and Diary of the War. June 1946, Souvenir Programme.

Item No. 17870

Item No. 17870

London: Victor Printing Co. 1946. Portraits of Churchill, Eisenhower,Montgomery, & Stalin. 4to (10 x 7 1/2 inches), a pamphlet of 6-pages, wire stitched in the pictorial wrappers printed in gold, red, & blue. A little staining to lower cover else very good. The central spread with portraits of George VI & Queen Elizabeth and details of the processions etc. on June 8th 1946.


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