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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
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
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