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[MAIR, John]. A compendious geographical and historical grammar: exhibiting a brief survey of the terraqueous globe; and shewing, The Situation, Extent, Boundaries, and Divisions of the various Countries; their Chief Towns, Mountains, Rivers, Climates, and Productions; their Governments, Revenues, Commerce, and their Sea and Land Forces... London. Printed for W. Peacock and Sons, 1802. Second edition. 12mo. xxviii, 408pp, [8]. With 13 engraved folding maps hand-coloured in outline, the first bound as frontispiece. Contemporary calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, richly gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Spine and edges rubbed, slight cracking to boards, some surface loss. Upper hinge cracked, ink inscription to recto of FFEP, offsetting to title, occasional foxing. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 13116
[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
M'NAYR, James. A guide from glasgow, to some of the most remarkable Scenes in the highlands of scotland, and to the falls of the clyde . Glasgow. Printed in the Courier Office, 1797. First edition. 8vo. 249, [1], 6pp. With half-title. Contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grain tan morocco, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, a trifle marked, slight chipping to lettering-piece. Marbled endpapers, armoiral bookplate to FEP, internally immaculate. Presentation copy, inscribed to verso of front blank fly-leaf; 'Mr. Drummond, / of Blairdrummond, / with most respectful compliments from / The Author.' More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 15169
HUMPHREYS, Rachel. Algiers, the sahara and the nile. London. W. J. Ham-Smith, 1912. First edition. 8vo. viii, 181pp, [3]. With 32 black and white photographic plates, and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title, lightly spotted. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21993
NICHOLSON, William. KIPLING, Rudyard. An Almanac of twelve sports. London. Published by William Heinemann, 1898. First edition. Quarto. 12 Lithographs in colour on cartridge paper Original publisher's cloth-backed pictorial paper boards, contemporary (original?) glassine dustwrapper. A trifle marked, short tears to dustwrapper at spine. Endpapers browned, light offsetting, else internally immaculate. A fine copy. More > £ 1,450.00 Antiquates Ref. 20407
ELLIOTT, S. M.. A pilgrim's visit to the land of jesus. London. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1927. First edition. 8vo. x, 115pp, [1]. With numerous monochrome photographic illustration in the text. Original publisher's tan cloth-backed pictorial paper boards, pictorial dustwrapper. Dustwrapper lightly spotted. Internally immaculate. With a loosely inserted A.L.S. dated Oct. 29th 1927, in which Elliot briefly addresses a review of the work. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 18011
PEEL, W[illiam]. A ride through the nubian desert. London. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852. First edition. 8vo. viii, 135, [1], 32pp. With half-title, an engraved frontispiece and a terminal publisher's catalogue. Original publisher's blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbing to spine, joints, and edges, a trifle marked. Armorial bookplate of 'Mervyn Lloyd Peel' to FEP, lightly foxed. More > £ 600.00 Antiquates Ref. 14845
THOMPSON, G.. A sentimental tour, collected from a variety of occurrences, from Newbiggin, near Penrith, Cumberland, to London, By War of Cambridge; And from London, to Newbiggin, By Way of Oxford, &c. Penrith. Printed by Anthony Soulby, for the Author, 1798. First edition. 12mo. xii, 300pp. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards. Rubbed, with slight loss, marking and evidence of partially removed paper covering to spine. Occasional marginal marking, conjugate leaves S3-4 detached. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 18351
IRVING, Washington. Astoria; or enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains. London. Richard Bentley, 1836. First British edition. 8vo. In three volumes. xvi, 317, [3]; ix, [1], 320; vii, [1], 294pp. With half-title and terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. I., half-titles not called for in other volumes. Original publisher's plain tan paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces, housed in custom grey cloth slipcase with brown morocco lettering-piece. Rubbing to joints and head and foot of spines, some wear and loss to lettering-pieces, slight surface loss ... More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 14326
TIPPLE, S[amuel] Augustus. A summer visit to scotland. Norwich. Charles Muskett, 1847. First edition. 8vo. [2], v, [1], 104pp. With a half-title. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Upper hinge exposed, board held by cords only, recent bookplate of R. C. Fiske to FEP, contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, lightly spotted. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21033
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
[BADMINTON LIBRARY]. SHEARMAN, Montague. Athletics and football. With a contribution on paper-chasing by W. Rye and an introduction by Sir Richard Webster, Q.C., M.P. With numerous engravings...and instantaneous photographs... London. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1888. New edition. 8vo. xxiv, 410pp, [2]. With a frontispiece and terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's decorative cloth. Some rubbing and marking to extremities and spine, some foxing to text. Some leaves unopened. Later armorial bookplate of the Barons Raglan, bearing the name 'Cefntilla', to FEP. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 15460