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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
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
MEYRICK, Samuel Rush. The history and antiquities of the County of Cardigan. Collected form the few remaining documents which have escaped the destructive ravages of time, as well as from actual observation. London. Printed by T. Bensley...for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808. First edition. Quarto. xix, [1], cclxxxiii, [1], 586pp, [2]. With a list of subscribers, and 20 engraved plates (one of which folding). Handsomely bound in contemporary polished red calf, tooled in gilt and blind, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed, slight surface loss to spine, with paper private library shelf-label to foot. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Peel to FEP, armorial bookplate of Sir Mervyn Lloyd Peel to ... More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 15265
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
[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
[WHATLEY, Stephen]. England's gazetteer; or, An Accurate Description of all the Cities, Towns, and Villages of the Kingdom... London. Printed for J. and P. Knapton, et al., 1751. First edition. 12mo. In three volumes. vii, [329]; [334]; [418]pp. Printed in double columns. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed and a trifle sunned, loss to head and foot of spines, substantial loss to lettering-pieces. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with the recent ink-stamps of the Ben Damph Forest library to all FEPs, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 14993
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
FIELDING, C[harles] H[enry]. Memories of malling and its valley: with A fauna and flora of Kent. West Malling. Henry C. H. Oliver, 1893. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 291pp, [1]. With half-title, a photographic frontispiece, two plates, and a folding map. 6pp booklet listing subscribers loosely inserted. Original publisher's blue buckram, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, loss to head of spine, slightest of splitting to upper joint. Decorated endpapers, light spotting to frontispiece and title, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 14916
NORTH, F. J.. The Slates of Wales. Cardiff. Published by the National Museum of Wales, 1927. Second edition. 8vo. iv, 84pp. With a monochrome photographic frontispiece and seven further plates. Original publisher's plain paper wrappers, lettered in black, later paper lettering-piece to spine. Lightly rubbed and slightly sunned. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 14498
[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
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
[JARVES, James Jackson]. Parisian sights and French principles, seen through American spectacles. London. Clarke, Beeton, & Co., 1853. First London edition. 8vo. [6], viii, 245pp, [3]. With two preliminary publishers advertisement leaves, another terminal leaf of same, a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, four engraved plates, and numerous illustrations in the text. Partially unopened in original publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed with some loss and tearing to head and foot of spine. Armorial bookplate of Reginald Arthur Tatton to FEP. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 13374
[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