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ALEXANDER James Edward (1837)
Narrative of a Voyage of Observation among the Colonies of Western Africa in the Flag-ship Thalia and of a Campaign in Kaffir-land on the staffof the Commander-in-Chief in 1835Enquire
First edition. Frontispiece & 19 plates, maps with engraved illustrations & woodcuts in the text. 8vo. Contemporary calf rebacked edges worn, plates foxed.. xxiii, 428, xii, 352pp. London, Colburn
MACEDO CABRAL, Clara (2015)
“The Last King of Portugal and Maggs: an Anglo-Portuguese Alliance” by Clara Macedo Cabral:Enquire
Hardcover limited edition of 400 numbered copies with decorated endpapers, fully illustrated throughout, including two foldout plates. Wales, The Gomer Press.
SCHIEL, Oberst. Adolf (1902)
23 Jarhe Sturm und Sonnenschein in SüdafrikaEnquire
Portraitfrontispiece and nineteen other plates, numerous text illustrations, one full-page map, folding coloured map at the rear. Near fine in the original striking grey pictorial cloth. 592pp. F. A. Brockhaus, Leipzig,
IWAMIYA Takeji (1962])
44 Original Photographs of Sado IslandEnquire
Vintage prints each measuring between 25x16 to 25x19,5cm. Minor wear, a few images with small tear in the margin, 3 images with damage to surface, several images with with red lines indicating cropping for publication purposes, but overall in very good condition. Together with a signed copy of the first Asahi Shimbun edition. No. 994 of a limited edition of 2000 copies. Folio. Original cloth-backed boards in dustwrapper (lacking slipcase). Tokyo, dated: Showa 37 [i.e.
BERLIOZ Hector.; HOPKINSON Cecil (1951)
A Bibliography of the Works of Hector Berlioz. 1803-1869Enquire
Illustrations. First edition, limited to 320 copies on Mellotex paper, 20 copies on Hodgkinson hand-made paper, this one of 2 copies printed for the author on Japanese Vellum, hors commerce. 4to., full green crushed morocco, lettered and ruled in gilt, gilt turn-ins, signed Zaehnsdorf, marbled paper pull-off case. Edinburgh, The Edinburgh Bibliographical Society.
A Brief Account of the Proceedings of the CommitteeEnquire
appointed by the yearly meeting of Friends, held in Baltimore, for promoting the Improvement and Civilization of the Indian Natives.First English edition. 8vo. Twentieth-century half red morocco, joints rubbed. viii, 9-47pp. London, Phillips & Fardon,
YEATS Jack Butler (1908-1913)
Hand-coloured and black-and-white illustrations throughout by Jack B. Yeats. 84 monthly numbers, each one of 300 copies, all published. First to Seventh Years, comprising a complete set of the First Series. Each number a single Large 8vo. folded sheet of 4 pages. Dundrum, The Dun Emer Press (first number only) and The Cuala Press. June 1908 to May 1913.
PLATT Thomas Pell (1823)
A catalogue of the Ethiopic manuscripts in the Royal library of ParisEnquire
and in the library of the British and Foreign Bible Society, etc.
4to , 84, , text in Ethiopic & English types, last leaf with errata, folding frontispice, original boards
London: R. Watts. Sold by Treuttel, Würtz, and Co., [and others]
PRINCE Thomas (1736)
A Chronological History of New England in the form of Annals;Enquire
being a summary and exact account of the most material transactions, and occurences relating to this country, in the order of time in wherein they happened, from the discovery by Capt. Gosnold in 1602, to the arrival of Governor Belcher, in 1730. With an introduction containing... the gradual discoveries of America and the progress of the reformation to the Discovery of New England. First edition. Vol. 1 (a part of the intended second volume was published 20 years later). 12mo. Unrestored contemporary calf, the boards with double gilt fillet enclosing a simple blind-stamped roll, the spine in six compartments with raised bands within double fillets, joints repaired [v], xii, 20, 254pp. Boston, Kneeland and Green for S. Gerrish,
ASHENDENE PRESS (1935)
A Chronological list, with Prices, of the Forty Books printed at the Ashendene PressEnquire
Printed in red and black. "Printed for Private Circulation Only". Folio, 4 leaves, bound in original blue printed wrappers with small wood engraving on the front cover, uncut in a later blue cloth case with gilt lettering. Chelsea, The Ashendene Press.
AITCHISON, C.U (1931)
A Collection of Treaties, Engagements and Sanads relating to India and neighbouring Countries. Vol. XIIEnquire
Containing the Treaties, &c., relating to Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Assam and Burma.Fifth edition. Large 8vo. Half cloth, buckram boards, with Foreign Office stamp to margin of title and cancellation stamp to verso. [ii], xii, 283, xxiiipp. Calcutta,
MACLEAN, Col. C.B (1906)
A Compendium of Kafir Laws & CustomsEnquire
including genealogical tables of Kafir Chiefs and various tribal census returns.First unabridged edition. Small 8vo. Original cloth, titled in gilt on upper board. viii, 171pp. Grahamstown (Eastern Cape, South Africa), J. Slater,
GANDOLPHY Peter (1811)
A Defence of the Ancient FaithEnquire
or Five Sermons in proof of the Christian Religion.
First Edition. 8vo. [Text: 209 x 128 mm]. viii, 151pp. (first leaf blank) + errata slip. A little light foxing. Modern cloth-backed boards.
London: Printed and published for the Author, by Keating and Co. Sold also by Faulder and Rodwell, and by Booker, [etc., including booksellers in Newcastle, Wolverhampton, Dublin, Cork and Edinburgh], 1811
DU HALDE Jean Baptiste; GREEN John trans (1738-41)
A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese Tartary, together with the Kingdoms of Korea and Tibet:Enquire
Containing the Geography and History (Natural as well as Civil) of those Countries... With Notes Geographical, Historical, and Critical; and Other Improvements, particularly in the Maps, by the Translator. Second and best English edition. 2 vols. Engraved frontispiece, 13 engraved plates, and 51 engraved maps and plans (mostly folding), several woodcut illustrations in the text. Folio. Contemporary paneled calf, rebacked, some occasional light foxing and marginal browning, but generally a very good copy. [iv], xii, xii, [ii], 678; [iv], 388, pp. London, E. Cave,
JEFFERYS Thomas (1762)
A Description of the Spanish Islands and Settlements On the Coast of the West Indies, Compiled from authentic Memoirs, Revised by Gentlemen who have resided many Years in the Spanish Settlements ...Enquire
First edition. 2 folding maps, 30 double-page engraved charts & maps. 4to. Contemporary style panelled calf, with red morocco label gilt to spine, library blind stamp to first two & last two leaves. iv, xxiv, 106, 2pp. London, Faden & Jefferys,
BROCKMAN James.; GWASG GREGYNOG (1990)
A Descriptive Catalogue of Printing at Gregynog 1970-1990Enquire
One of 25 special bindings (this no. XIX being one of 5 bound by James Brockman to a design by Alan Wood). 4to., oriignal white and black morocco with a rectangular section of variously covered paper overlaid with translucent paper on both sides, black lettering on spine, white ruling on both sides and inner boards, in the original black cloth clam shell boxes with whit lettering on the spine. Newtown, Gwasg Gregynog.
HERTY Thomas (1800)
A Digest of the Laws of the United State of AmericaEnquire
being a Complete System, (alphabetically arranged) of All The Public Acts of Congress Now in force - from the commencement of the Federal Government, to the end of the third Session of the fifth Congress, which terminated in March 1799, inclusive. First edition. 8vo. Contemporary calf, rebacked, old spine (with red morocco label) laid down. iv, 562, ads.pp. Baltimore, W. Pechin,
DUNN Rev. Thomas (1794)
A Discourse delivered in the New Dutch ChurchEnquire
on Tuesday, the 21st of October, 1794, before the New York Society for the Information and Assistance of Persons Emigrating from Foreign Countries. First edition. 8vo. Half calf, marbled boards, title & dedication with repairs not affecting text, some light foxing to preliminaries. [ii], 28pp. New York, L. Wayland,
REYNOLDS Sir Joshua (1779)
A Discourse, delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy, on the Distribution of the Prizes, December 10, 1778. By the PresidentEnquire
First edition. 4to., (pp.iv,1-38, advert leaf), stab holes where extracted from a nonce collection, sewn into 19th century brown paper wrappers, rebound in later quarter niger morocco over brown rough cloth boards, lettered in gilt, edges trimmed. London, Thomas Cadell, printer to the Royal Academy.
COLLINS Anthony (1724)
A Discourse of the Grounds and Reasons of the Christian ReligionEnquire
In Two Parts: The first containing some Considerations on the Quotations made from the Old in the New Testament, and particularly on the Prophecies cited from the former and said to be fulfill'd in the latter. The second containing an Examination of the Scheme advanc'd by Mr. Whiston in his Essay towards restoring the true Text of the Old Testament, and for vindicating the Citations thence made in the New Testament. To which is prefix'd an Apology for free debate and liberty of writing.8vo. lxii, , 285, [1 (blank)]pp. Fine copy in contemporary panelled calf, plain spine.London:
TRAPHAM Thomas, M.D (1679)
A discourse of the state of health in the Island of JamaicaEnquire
with a provision therefore Calculated from the Air the Place and the Watrer: the Customs and Manners of the Living.First edition. Small 8vo. Nineteenth century morocco, rebacked the original spine, gilt, laid-down, eighteenth century ownership signature in pencil on title page of J. Taverner, M.D., with occasional early pen and pencil mark in the margins, a.e.g. [xvi], 149, ads.pp. London, R. Boulter,
BRINLEY John (1680)
A Discovery of the Impostures of Witches and AstrologersEnquire
First Edition. Small 8vo (84 x 141mm). , 127, pp. A little browned and spotted in places, some marking to a few leaves, blank lower fore-corners of *1-2 torn away (not touching the text). Early 19th-century tree calf, spine ruled in gilt, paper spine label completed in manuscript (front joint crudely repaired but holding, a little rubbed in places).
London: for John Wright...and Sold by Edward Milward Book-Seller in Leitchfield,
SEBAG-MONTEFIORE (Charles) with ; ARMSTRONG-TOTTEN (Julia I.) (2013)
A Dynasty of Dealers: John Smith and Successors 1801-1924Enquire
A Study of the Art Market in Nineteenth-Century London. Small Folio. 300 x 248 mm. 464pp. Printed on Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper by the Beacon Press in Sussex. Bound in full red buckram by Ludlow Bookbinders in Shropshire. The Roxburghe Club,
PITTS Joseph (1738)
A Faithful Account of the Religion and manners of the Mahometans. In which is a particular relation of their pilgrimage to Mecca, the place of Mahomet's birth, and a Description of Medina, and of his Tomb there: As likewise of Algier, and the Country adjacent; and of Alexandria, Grand Cairo &c. With an account of the Author's being taken captive; the Turks Cruelty to him, and of his escapeEnquire
Fourth edition, corrected, with additions. 2 engraved folding plates (one of these described on the title page as 'a Map of Mecca' but in fact constituting a panoramic view and plan of the Temple). 24mo. Contemporary marbled paper boards, a little rubbed, the more so on spine where only a fragment of the contemporary label remains. Corners worn. Very good otherwise. xxiv, 259pp. London, Pr. for T. Longman and R. Hett,
PITTS Joseph (1731)
A Faithful Account of the Religion and manners of the Mahometans. In which is a particular relation of their pilgrimage to Mecca, the place of Mahomet's birth, and a Description of Medina, and of his Tomb there: As likewise of Algier, and the Country adjacent; and of Alexandria, Grand Cairo &c. With an account of the Author's being taken captive; the Turks Cruelty to him, and of his escape.Enquire
Third edition. 2 engraved folding plates (one of these described on the title page as ‘a Map of Mecca’ but in fact constituting a panoramic view and plan of the Temple). 12mo. Later green cloth, gilt, a little dampstained. xxiv, 260, 4ads pp. London, Osborn & Longman,
HUDSON M.B (1852)
A Feature in South African Frontier LifeEnquire
based on the wanderings of a frontier family, but embracing a complete record of the Kafir War of 1850-1851.First edition. 12mo. Very good contemporary half red morocco, joints repaired, marbled boards, slightly worn at extremities. xxiv, 270pp. Port Elizabeth,
RAND Silas Tertius (1871)
A First Reading Book in the Micmac Language:Enquire
comprising the names of the different kinds of Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Trees, &c. of the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Also, some of the Indian Names of Places, and many Familiar Words and Phrases, translated literally into English. 12mo. Contemporary quarter calf over plum pebblegrain cloth, a little faded. 108pp. Halifax, Nova Scotia Printing Company, 1875. [Bound with] RAND (Silas Tertius). Pela Kesagunoodumumkawa tan tula uksakumamenoo westowoolkw Sasoogoole Clistawit ootenink... 126pp. Chebooktook [Halifax, Nova Scotia Printing Company],
O'LEARY Arthur (1799)
A Funeral Oration on the late sovereign pontiff Pius the SixthEnquire
To which is prefixed, an account of the solemn obsequies performed to his memory. At Saint Patrick's Chapel, Sutton-Street, Soho, by order of Monsignore Erskine, his holiness's auditor, on Saturday, the 16th of November, 1799.
First Edition. 8vo. [Text: 210 x 130 mm]. 56pp. Original marbled wrappers (coming detached from the
London: for and sold by the publisher, P. Keating, [etc.], [1799?]
STUBBE Henry (1673)
A Further Justification of the Present War against the United Netherlands. Illustrated with several sculptures. By Henry Stubbe, a lover of the honour and welfare of old EnglandEnquire
Only edition.4to., , 80, 79-86, 57-136 pp.With five leaves of engraved plates[see below]. Title-page lightly soiled, lightly waterstained throughout, some minor repair work to the folding plates, stab holes from earlier stitching to the gutter throughout. Overall a large copy, with a 20 mm inner gutter, with the lower edge uncut and numerous deckle edges, bound in modern calf and marbled boards. London: printed for Henry Hills, and John Starkey,
MEDHURST Walter Henry (1849)
A glance at the Interior of China obtained during a journey through the Silk and Green Tea districts. The Chinese Miscellany No. 1Enquire
First edition. 7 plates (mostly folding), 2 folding maps and several illustrations in the text. 8vo. Original yellow board's, some restoration to cover and bookblock, minor fraying to edges. Benjamin Lincoln Ball's copy with copious diary entries in pencil on verso of plates. [ii], 192pp. Shanghai, Mission Press,
MAUDSLAY Anne Cary &; MAUDSLAY Alfred Percival (1899)
A Glimpse at Guatemala, and some notes on the Anciant Monuments of Central AmericaEnquire
First edition. Folding coloured map, 42 uncoloured plates, 2 chromolithographed plates, 21 maps & plans. 4to. Original quarter cloth, extremities rubbed. 290pp. London, John Murray,