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English Books - 1801 onwards

LUKE, Harry, Sir. Cities and men: and autobiography. London. Geoffrey Bles, [1953]. First edition. 8vo. In three volumes. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrappers. Lightly rubbed, some chipping and loss to price-clipped dustwrappers. Internally clean and crisp. Bookplates and inked ownership inscriptions of John Marstan Gamley to endpapers of Vols. I and II and half-title of Vol. III. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21978
TOMLINSON, H. M.. Gallions reach: a romance. London. William Heinemann Ltd., [1927]. First edition. 8vo. [6], 292pp, [1]. Original publisher's turquoise cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, dustwrapper worn, browned, and spotted, closed tear to upper panel, loss to head, with paper repairs to verso. Internally clean and crisp. Bookplate of American bibliophile Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr. (1910-2001), director of the Pierpont Morgan Library between 1948-1969, to FEP. Presentation copy, inked inscription to half-title from the ... More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21977
[CARROLL, Lewis]. The lewis carroll centenary in london 1932... London. The Old Court House, Messrs. J & E. Bumpus, Ltd., 1932. First edition. 8vo. Limited edition, number 38 of 400 copies. xvi, [4], 138pp, [2]. With six black and white plates. Without the corrigenda and additional exhibits leaves which were loosely tipped-in and occasional still found in some copies. Original publisher's cream buckram, lettered in gilt, orange paper dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed, some chipping to dustwrapper. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21991
BARROW, John. Memoirs of the naval worthies of queen elizabeth's reign; of their gallant deeds, daring adventures, and services, in the infant state of the british navy... London. John Murray, 1845. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 495pp, [1]. With a half-title. Contemporary gilt-tooled brown morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Hinges exposed, occasional spotting, contemporary bookplate of William Morris Reade to FEP, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FFEP, contemporary inked gift inscription to front blank fly-leaf: 'William Morris Reade, from his sincere friend, Horace Andrew Walpole; on his leaving Eton: Easter, 1847'. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 21952
LANE-POOLE, Stanley. The life of the right honourable stratford canning... London. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1888. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. With three engraved portraits. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed, spines sunned. Foxed. Liberal Party politician and Governor of Victoria, Thomas Brassey, 1st Earl Brassey's (1836-1918) copy, with his armorial bookplates to both FEPs. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21982
BEATON, Cecil. Time exposure. New York. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946. Second edition. Quarto. viii, 134pp, [2]. With numerous black and white photographic illustrations in the text. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Very minor shelf-wear, a trifle cocked, dustwrapper lightly rubbed, slight chipping to foot of spine panel. Later bookplate of Arthur Lloyd-Taylor to FEP, contemporary inked gift inscription to FFEP, else internally immaculate. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 17279
BURTON, Richard F.. The city of the saints and Across the Rocky Mountains to California. New York. Alfred A. Knopf, 1963. First Borzoi edition. 8vo. xliv, [2], 654, xxii pp, [2]. Original publisher's navy cloth, decorated in red, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Minor shelf-wear, dustwrapper sunned. Book-label of publishers Eyre & Spottiswoode pasted over imprint, with a typed note tipped-in to half-title explaining that a copy of the American edition is being supplied as the British edition 'has been exhausted'. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21979
THESIGER, Wilfred. The Marsh Arabs. [London]. Longmans, [1964]. First edition. 8vo. [14], 242pp. With 109 black and white photographic illustrations, and three maps. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt and black, pictorail dustwrapper. A trifle cocked, lightly rubbed, some chipping and very short tears to price-clipped dustwrapper. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21994
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
WISE, John R.. The New Forest. London. Gibbings and Co., Limited, 1895. Fifth edition. 8vo. xvi, 336pp. With an engraved frontispiece, numerous engraved illustrations in the text, and two maps. Original publisher's dark green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked, corners bumped. Later inked gift inscription to verso of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21996
GAVIN, C[harles] M[urray]. Royal yachts. London. Rich & Cowan Ltd., 1932. First edition. Quarto. Limited edition of 1,000 copies. 338pp. With 16 tissue-guarded tipped-in colour plates, 47 half-tone plates, and a further 47 monochrome illustrations. Uncut in original publisher's navy buckram, lettered and decorated in gilt. Lightly rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20892
BOWEN, Catherine Drinker. Miracle at philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention - May to September 1787. Boston. Little, Brown and Comapny, [1986]. Sixth edition. 8vo. xviii, [2], 346pp. With a photographic frontispiece. Original publisher's blue cloth-backed black paper boards, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear, overall clean and crisp. Printed presentation card of Chief Justice Burger (who provided the foreword) pasted to recto of FFEP. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21950