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DANCE, Col Sir C.W.. A letter to his grace to duke of wellington...on the application of steam power to civil and military purposes. London. James Ridgway and Sons, 1837. First edition. 8vo. [2], 26pp. Stitched, as issued. Worn, with some tearing, marking, small hole to final leaf (without loss of sense).

[With:] [An archive of manuscript and printed ephemera relating to Dance, his military service, friendship with the Duke of Wellington, and his descendants].

- Military documents, letters and ephemera: including a bilingual pass, signed by Wellington, permitting Major Dance to 'go by post Horses' from Portalegre ... More >
£ 3,600.00 Antiquates Ref. 17181
[BIBLE - English, Authorised Version]. The holy bible, containing the old and new testaments: translated out of The Original Tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by his majesty's special command. Printed to be read in churches . Oxford. Printed at the University Press, by Samuel Collingwood and Co. Printers to the University. Sold by E. Gardner, Oxford Bible Warehouse...London, 1841. 24mo in 12. [1096]pp.

[Bound uniformly with:] [LITURGY - English]. The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments...together with the psalter or psalms of david. Oxford. Printed at the University Press, by Samuel Collingwood and Co. Printers to the University. Sold by E. Gardner, Oxford Bible Warehouse...London, 1840. 24mo in 4s and 8s. [768]pp.

Exquisitely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled scarlet morocco, with double-raised ... More >
£ 3,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 21480
FAWCETT, Millicent Garrett. Women's suffrage: a short history of a great movement. London. T. C. & E. C. Jack, [1912]. First edition. 8vo. 94pp, [2]. With a half-title and a final leaf of advertisements. Original publisher's green cloth, decorated and lettered in black. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Some browning to endpapers, else internally clean and crisp, a fine copy. Two contemporary postcards depicting Fawcett and other members of the women's suffrage movement loosely inserted. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: ' To Irene Hancock with ... More > £ 3,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20194
LAWRENCE, T.E.. Revolt in the desert. London. Jonathan Cape 30 Bedford Square, 1927. First English edition (Limited edition, no. 63/300). Quarto. [2], 445pp, [1]. With half-title/limitation, coloured frontispiece portrait of Lawrence, eighteen further illustrations, nine of which are coloured, and a large folding map to rear. Original publisher's brown quarter-pigskin over sand-coloured buckram boards, gilt. Dustwrapper. T.E.G., others uncut. A remarkably preserved copy, with only the slightest of shelf-wear externally, bookplate (a skull with the initials PMF) and slight marking to FEP, else fine. Dustwrapper (correctly ... More > £ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 22016
CRUIKSHANK, George. A pop-gun fired off by george cruikshank, in defence of the british volunteers of 1803, against the uncivil attack upon that body by general w. napier; to which are added some observations upon our national defences, self-defence, etc. etc. etc. London. Published for the Author by W. Kent & Co. , [1860]. First edition. 44pp. Margins closely trimmed. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-age; 'Monckton Milnes Esq. M.P. &c. &c. &c. / with the compliments and regards of / Geo. Cruikshank'.

[Bound with:] PETO, Sir S. Morton. Observations on the report of the defence commissioners, with an analysis of the evidence. London. W. Mitchell, [s.d., c.1862]. First edition. 96pp. With half-title.

[And:] LEFROY, J[ohn] H[enry]. A reply to ... More >
£ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 17249
LYTTON, Lady Constance. Prisons & prisoners: some personal experiences. London. William Heinemann, [1914]. First edition. 8vo. x, [2], 337, [3], 16pp. With a half-title, a photographic portrait frontispiece, a photographic plate, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's purple cloth, Sylvia Pankhurst's suffragette roundel to upper board, lettered in gilt, printed tan dustwrapper. Very slight shelf-wear, some chipping to wrapper edges, clear tape repairs to verso. Internally immaculate. With two A.L.S., [2]pp and [4]pp respectively, both dated 1913, and both ... More > £ 1,750.00 Antiquates Ref. 20689
[WOODWARD, Samuel]. The Barclay Tract in Pennsylvania: Surveyed & Described by Samuel Rhoads Jr. 1835. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [1835]. Folio. Manuscript on paper. [2], 25pp, [2], with eight further blank leaves. With a hand-illustrated and coloured folding plan of the Barclay Tract. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Later armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, short tear to centre fold of map, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 16126
POPE, Alexander. The rape of the lock, an heroi-comical poem...adorned with plates. London. Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for F.J. Du Roveray..., 1801. 8vo. xxix, 79pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece and five further engraved plates. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco, gilt. A.E.G. Rubbed, slight spotting to plates, light offsetting. Franklin D. Roosevelt's copy, with his ink inscription 'Franklin D. Roosevelt Hyde Park from Aunt Corinne' and the bookplate of Isabelle Fleming, with a further pencilled inscription pointing to this: 'a descendent of Pochontas and from her intellectual descendent to ... More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 18844
THOMPSON, Hunter S.. Hell's Angels. London. Allen Lane Penguin Press, 1967. First U.K. edition. 8vo. 281pp, [1]. Original publisher's blue cloth-backed black cloth boards, printed paper dustwrapper, housed in custom cloth-backed marbled paper solander box. Dustwrapper price-clipped, rubbed, and a trifle chipped, some loss to head of lower panel, some surface loss to upper panel, else a fine copy. More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 18638
TUCKEY, James Hingston. Maritime geography and statistics, or a description of the Ocean and its Coasts, maritime commerce, navigation, &c. &c. &c.. London. Printed for Black, Parry, and Co., 1815. First edition. 8vo. In four volumes. xxxii, 536; viii, 599, [1]; viii, 566, [1]; vii, 760pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary diced calf, spines richly gilt, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Ink-stamps of St. Patrick's College, Thurles to all titles, foxed, occasional spotting. More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 15532
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
DRUMMOND, William. The poems of william drummond of hawthornden. Printed at Edinburgh. [Printed for the The Maitland Club, by Ballantyne and Co.], 1832. Quarto. [8], xxiv, 418pp, [2]. With an engraved portrait, title, and leaf of autograph manuscript facsimile. Exquisitely bound in nineteenth-century gilt panelled red crushed morocco, with spine and boards richly decorated (the former with an elaborate combination of scallop, by J. Wright, with their stamp to verso of FFEP. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. A trifle marked, with very light shelf-wear to extremities; beautifully preserved. Internally immaculate, but ... More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20829
AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and prejudice. London. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1907. xxx, 351pp, [1]. With an illustrated frontispiece, and a further 39 illustrations in the text, by C. E. Brock.

[Uniformly bound with:] AUSTEN, Jane. Sense and sensibility. London Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1905. xvi, 341pp, [1]. With an illustrated frontispiece, and a further 39 illustrations in the text, by Hugh Thomson.

[And:] AUSTEN, Jane. Emma. London Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1904. xviii, 436pp, [2]. With ... More >
£ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21159
ELIOT, George. Romola. London. Smith, Elder, and Co., 1880. Quarto. Limited edition, number 106 of 1,000 copies. In two volumes. x, [2], 396, [2]; xi, [1], 403pp, [1]. With occasional vignettes and 12 engraved plates after Frederick Leighton, printed on India paper and mounted on heavy stock. Exquisitely bound by Riviere & Son in contemporary gilt-tooled red crushed morocco, dark green inlays to boards and spine compartments, T.E.G. Slightest of shelf-wear. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates ... More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21479
[JENNINGS' LANDSCAPE ANNUAL]. ROSCOE, Thomas. The tourist in switzerland and italy. London. Robert Jennings, 1830. First edition. [8], 278pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece, an additional engraved title page, and 24 engraved plates.

[Together with:] ROSCOE, Thomas. The tourist in italy. London. Published for the proprietors, by Robert Jennings and William Chaplin, 1831. First edition. vi, [2], 271pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece, an additional engraved title page, and 24 engraved plates.

[And:] ROSCOE, Thomas. The tourist in italy. London. Jennings and ... More >
£ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20453
S[ULKOWSKI], I. A. M.. An historical account and description of the city of moscow; so justly celebrated for it's antiquity and magnificent building; the religion, customs, and manners of its inhabitants; charitable institutions, learned men, diversions, &c. &c. &c.. London. Printed for the author, and sold by Underwood and Blacks, 1813. First edition. 8vo. 16, 25-32, 17-24, 33-47pp, [1]. Partially misbound. Contemporary gilt-tooled marbled calf, A.E.G. Extremities worn, upper joint split. Marbled endpapers, lightly spotted. Inked inscription of 'I. A. M. Sulkowski / Prince of Lissa' to dedication page. More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 18382
H.M.M.. Two nights on the hills, October, 1863. [s.i.]. [s.n.], 1863. Oblong folio. [20]ff, consisting of a title and 16 leaves (featuring 18 captioned albumen illustrations), with three further terminal blanks. Contemporary half roan, cloth boards, with red morocco lettering-piece to upper board. Worn, with loss to spine, corners. Bookplate of the Oliver Collection to FEP. More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 18360
[BIBLE - English, Games]. The Scripture Text Pastime. London. A.N. Myers, 15 Berners Street, 1862. Box dimensions 205 x 135 mm. Contents, presumably incomplete but not largely so, comprise illuminated capitals, printed on one side in gold on stiff card in red (24) and green (24); lower case letters printed on one side of stiff card, verso blank, in red (72), black (76) and blue (75), and blank word spacers (16). With one folded leaf of rules, printed in black on both sides; one stiff card ... More > £ 1,140.00 Antiquates Ref. 21902
TURNER, Dawson. Muscologiae hibernicae spicilegium. Yermuthae, [i.e. Yarmouth]. J. Black. Sumptibus Auctoris, 1804. First edition. 8vo. [4], xi, [1], 200pp, xiv, With 16 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed, boards a little darkened, neat repair to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates of 'Rev. I. G. Spurgeon' to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed 'A present from the author to I.G. Spurgeon' to head of blank fly-leaf. More > £ 1,000.00 Antiquates Ref. 14961
[PRISONS - LINCOLN GAOL]. Rules for the government of the county gaol and castle of lincoln: made and established in a court of gaol sessions, held at leincoln in the 5th day of january 1827; and confirmed by the judges of assize, on the 10th day of march, in the same year. London. Printed by Luke Hansard and Sons, 1827. First edition. Quarto. 56pp. With four lithographed folding plans, by William Webb. Contemporary (perhaps original) publisher's roan-backed boards, morocco lettering piece, gilt, to upper board. Rubbed, with slight loss to spine and short cracks to joints at head and foot. Some spotting and damp-marking to plates. More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 19356