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STANLEY, Henry Morton. The autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley... London. Sampson Low, Martson and Co. Ltd., 1909. First trade edition. Quarto. xvii, [1], 539pp, [1]. With sixteen photogravures (including frontispiece portrait) and a folding map. Original publisher's dark green cloth, stamped and lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. upper hinge exposed, armorial bookplate of Sir John Mac Alister to FEP, label of the Times Book Club to REP. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 26191
SHACKLETON, Ernest. South: the story of Shackleton's last expedition 1914-1917. London. William Heinemann, [1919]. First edition, new impression. 8vo. xxi, [1], 375pp, [1]. With a coloured photographic frontispiece, 87 half-tone photographic plates, and a folding map. Original publisher's navy buckram, stamped and lettered in silver. Light rubbing to extremities. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional light spotting. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 25695
FRANCHETTI, Raimondo. Nella dancàlia etiopica: spedizione italiana 1928-29. [Milano]. A. Mondadori, [1930]. First edition. 8vo. 426pp, [2]. With a photographic portrait frontispiece, a further 177 photographic plates. Without the geographical map. Later blue buckram, lettered in gilt. Original publisher's pictorial wrappers bound-in. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Armorial bookplate of Henry Courtney Brocklehurst to FEP. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf: 'To Colonel Brocklehurst / who understands the charm / of Africa unsploit by white people ... More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 23734
WALTON, Isaak. COTTON, Charles. The complete angler of izaak walton and charles which are added, an introductory essay; the linnaean arrangment of the various river fish delineated in the work; and illustrative notes. London. John Major, 1824. 8vo. lviii, 416pp. With an engraved frontispiece, a further 13 engraved plates, and 76 engraved head- and tail-pieces. Bound by Hayday in contemporary gilt-tooled green morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, spine lightly sunned. Armorial bookplate of 'Sir Mervyn Ll. Peel' to FEP, occasional spotting/offsetting. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 15255
FITZGERALD, E[dward] A[rthur] et al.. Climbs in the New Zealand Alps: Being an Account of Travel and Discovery. London. T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. Second edition. Quarto. xvi, 363pp, [1]. Title page in red and black. With a frontispiece, a further 48 plates, and numerous illustrations in the text ('original drawings by Joseph Pennell, H.G. Willink, A.D. McCormick, photographs by the author'). Large foldings map housed in rear pocket. Original publisher's brown cloth, lettered in gilt, decorated in dark brown, T.E.G. Extremities rubbed and marked. Hinges exposed, bookplate of George Lowe to ... More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 23440
NANSEN, Fridtjof. In northern mists: artic exploration in early times. London. William Heinemann, 1911. First edition in English. 8vo. In two volumes. xi, 384; [5], 416pp. With tipped-in colour frontispieces and numerous illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blue cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Without the rarely seen dustwrappers. A trifle rubbed and bumped. Endpapers browned. Bookplate of Antarctica explorer and member of Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition, Sir Philip Lee Brocklehurst (1887-1975) to FEP, contemporary inked gift inscription addressed to Brocklehurst to recto of ... More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 25696
[HUNTING]. [A BARBARIAN]. Hunting Vindicated from Cruelty, In a letter to The Monthly Reviewers. Spitzbergen. Printed for the benefit, if any, of the Whippers-in, 1782. First edition. 8vo. 30pp. Later buff wrappers. Housed in custom red cloth folder with green morocco lettering-piece, armorial bookplate of Gloucester to front flap. A trifle creased, scattered foxing, early ink date to text of first page of text. Armorial bookplate to verso of upper wrapper of Charles Francis George Richard Schwerdt (1862-1939), who's extensive collection of books, manuscripts, prints and drawings relating to hunting, hawking and shooting, ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 22072
HUTCHINS, John. The history and antiquities of the county of Dorset: compiled from The best and most ancient Historians, Inquisitiones post Mortem, and other valuable Records and mss. in the Public Offices, and Libraries, and in private Hands. With a copy of domesday book and the inquisitio gheldi for the County: interspersed with Some remarkable Particulars of natural history; and adorned with A Correct map of the county, and views of Antiquities, Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, &c... In two volumes. London. Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1774. First edition. Folio. Two volumes. With the subscribers' list sometimes discarded; [12], lxxx, 24, xxix, 8, 12, [618]; [4], 528, 61pp, [1]. With 10 folding pedigrees, a portrait of the author, the folding map of the county, and 59 engraved plates (a full five further plates than are called for in the indexed list, including a charming north east view of Dorchester, and another of Woolcombe Hall, seat ... More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 23057
[HUNTING]. [A BARBARIAN]. Hunting Vindicated from Cruelty, In a letter to The Monthly Reviewers. [London?]. Printed for the benefit, if any, of the Whippers-in, 1783. Second edition. 8vo. 30pp. With a half-title. Not in ESTC.

[Bound after:] [BLANE, William (editor)]. Essays on hunting. Containing a philosophical enquiry into the Nature and Properties of the Scent; Observations on the different Kinds of Hounds, with the Manner of training them... Southampton. Printed and sold by T. Baker, [1781] xxvii, [1], 135pp, [3]. With a final leaf of errata. ESTC T71428.

8vo. Contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, ... More >
£ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 21810
[ITERNERARIO], [CAMPOMANES, Pedro Rodríguez, conde de]. Itinerario de las carreras de posta de dentro, y fuera del Reyno... Madrid. Imprenta de Antonio Perez de Soto, 1761. First edition. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece and a large engraved folding map. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine, all edges red. Discoloured, lightly rubbed. Text-block separating from binding. Hinges exposed. Armorial bookplate of Robert Henry Clive to FEP, later inked ownership inscription to recto of half-title. More > £ 625.00 Antiquates Ref. 11439
HELME, Elizabeth. Instructive rambles in london, and the adjacent villages. Designed to amuse the mind, and improve the understanding of youth. London. Printed for T. N. Longman...and E. Newbery, 1798. First edition. 12mo. Two volumes, bound in one. [iii]-xii, 189, [2]; [iii]-viii, 169pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume and a terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. II; without half-titles. Contemporary mottled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Rubbed, with some loss to spine and surfaces, splitting to upper joint. With a contemporary ink inscription (in two hands) 'Josiah Forster to Jane Birkbeck' to verso of ... More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 16078