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AIKEN, J[ohn]. Geographical delineations: or a compendious view of the natural and political state of all parts of the globe. London. Printed for J. Johnson, 1806. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. viii, [2], 374; iv, 408pp. Contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, a trifle sunned. Armorial bookplates to front pastedowns of 'Seton of Ekolsund', occasional spots of light marking, overall internally clean and crisp. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 14560
BELL, John. Observations on Italy. Naples. Printed by Fibreno, 1840. 8vo. Two volumes bound as one. xx, 202, [2]; [2], 260pp, [2]. With two errata leaves. Contemporary (original?) gilt-tooled vellum. Extremities discoloured and a trifle rubbed. Recent inked annotation to Vol. I title, occasional light spotting/dust-soiling. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to verso of front blank fly-leaf: 'To Mrs. Taylor / with every sentiment / of regard and esteem / from the Editor / Naples ... More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 20895
[BIRMINGHAM]. A concise history of Birmingham, containing an account of its ancient state, and the latest improvements: together with a statement of the arrival and departure of the mails, stage coaches, waggons, &c. &c. The whole forming a complete guide to the inhabitant and stranger. Birmingham. Printed by and for R. Jabet...and J. P. Lucas, 1808. Fourth edition. 8vo. xviii, 78pp. With an engraved folding map bound as frontispiece, and three engraved plates. Original publisher's printed paper boards, later rebacked in grey cloth. Rubbed, with some surface loss, corners bumped. Hinges exposed, ink ownership inscriptions to FEP of 'John Turner' and 'H. R. Brownwich / 1886', else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 14294
[CHARLES, Elizabeth Rundle]. Wanderings over bible lands and seas. London. T. Nelson and Sons, 1866. Second edition. 8vo. [2], 301pp, [1]. With half-title, a photographic frontispiece, an additional title-page with photographic vignette, and an engraved folding map and a illustrated folding panorama of Jerusalem. Original publisher's maroon cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Lightly rubbed and marked, heavily sunned. Later armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, contemporary ink gift inscription to FFEP, occasional light spotting. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 17057
COKER, [John], [GERARD, Thomas]. A survey of dorsetshire. Containing the antiquities and natural history of that county. With A Particular Description of all the Places of Notes, and Antient Seats, which give Light to many Curious Parts of English History, extracted from Doomsday Book, and other valuable Records... London. Printed for J. Wilcox, 1732. First edition. Folio. [4], 128pp, [20]. With an engraved folding map and six engraved plates. Contemporary speckled calf, recently rebacked preserving contemporary spine panel, recent contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and a trifle marked. Later armorial bookplate of John Hooper of Yeovil to FEP, typescript note (dated 1937) tipped-in to recto of front blank fly-leaf, leaves toned. More > £ 650.00 Antiquates Ref. 18781
COKER, [John], [GERARD, Thomas]. A survey of dorsetshire. Containing the antiquities and natural history of that county. With A Particular Description of all the Places of Notes, and Antient Seats... London. Printed for J. Wilcox...and S. Palmer and J. Huggonson, 1732. Folio. [4], 128pp, [20]. With an engraved folding map and six engraved plates. Contemporary speckled calf, recently rebacked and recornered, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Boards rubbed and marked. Contemporary inked annotation to recto of FFEP, armorial blind-stamp of Thomas Homer-Saunders beneath, offsetting to title page, small hole to head of leaf Nn2 - touching index running-title, lightly foxed and browned. More > £ 650.00 Antiquates Ref. 18780
CORBET, Henry. Tales and traits of sporting life. London. Rogerson and Tuxford, 1864. First edition. 8vo. [8], 202pp. With half-title and an extra engraved title with hand-coloured vignette. Lacking frontispiece. Original publisher's black buckram, lettered in gilt. Very slight wear to extremities. Hinges cracked, very short closed tears to gutter margins of additional title and title, leaves toned with occasional foxing. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 13008
[CORFE CASTLE]. BY A NEAR RESIDENT [BROWNE, John]. An Historical and Architectural Description of Corfe Castle. Poole. Printed and Published By J. Lankester, 1829. First edition. 8vo. [3], ii, 75pp, [1]. With frontispiece and four further lithographic plates. Bound by Murray's Nottingham Book Co. Ltd. in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Slight rubbing to extremities. Bookplate of 'S.J.T.' to FEP, light spotting throughout. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 14797
COXE, William. Sketches of the Natural, Civil, and Political State of swisserland; in a series of letters to william melmoth, Esq. London. Printed for J. Dodsley, 1779. First edition. 8vo. viii, 532pp, [2]. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Armorial bookplates of the Marquis of Blanford and Thomas Courtenay Theydon Warner to FEP, paper repairs to lower margins of leaves C1 and C2, slight chipping to head of leaves Gg6 and Gg7, occasional light spotting. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'From the Author'. More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 11056
DOUGLAS, James. Travelling anecdotes through various parts of Europe. London. Printed for J. Debrett, 1786. Third edition. 8vo. x, 285pp, [3]. With half-title, terminal advertisement leaf, and eight engraved plates including frontispiece. Uncut in original publisher's tan paper boards, with remains of printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, substantial loss to head of spine. Upper hinge split, ink initials to half-title, foxed. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 11820
DOUGLAS, Norman. Summer islands: ischia and ponza. London. Desmond Harmsworth, [1931]. First edition. 8vo. Limited to 500 copies, of which this is number 353. 79pp, [1]. With a frontispiece. Original publisher's blue cloth, printed paper lettering-piece, pictorial dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed, dustwrapper rubbed, marked, and chipped, priceclipped. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21482
EASTWICK, Edward B.. Autobiography of Lutfullah, a Mohamedan Gentleman; and His Transactions with His Fellow-Creatures: Interspersed with remarks on the habits, customs and character of the people with whom he had to deal.. London. Smith Elder and Co., 1857. Second edition. 8vo. xii, 435pp, [1], 16pp adverts. Finely bound in recent quarter red morocco over marbled boards, contrasting lettering piece, gilt titling. Small oval stamp, "Christchurch Rathgar." A clean copy save for very occasional marking to text. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 10483