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?]
LEO AFRICANUS (1600)
A Geographical Historie of Africa, Written in Arabicke and Italian by Iohn Leo a More, borne in Granada, and brought up in Barbarie. Wherein he hath at large described, not onely the qualities, situations, and true distances of the regions, cities, townes, mountaines, rivers, and other places throughout all the north and principall partes of Africa; but also the descents and families of their kings, the causes and events of their warres, with their manners, customes, religions, and civile government, and many other memorable matters: gathered partly out of his own diligent observations, and partly out of the ancient records and Chronicles of the Arabians and Mores. Before which, out of the best ancient and moderne writers, is prefixed a generall description of Africa, and also a particular treatise of all the maine lands and Iles undescribed by Iohn Leo. . Translated and collected by Iohn Pory, lately of Gonevill and Caius College in CambridgeEnquire
First Edition in English. Folding engraved map. Large 8vo. Nineteenth century calf, rebacked. , 420pp. London, [Eliot's Court Press] Imp. Georg. Bishop,
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,
WILSON John Leighton (1847)
A Grammar of the Mpongwe language, with vocabulariesEnquire
First edition. Two folding tables on very thin paper. 8vo. Publisher's marbled boards with original paper label, rebacked, ex-library copy with stamps, old shelving label clumsily removed from front free endpaper. 94pp. New York, Snowden & Prall,
ATKINSON W. Christopher (1844)
A historical and statistical account of the New-Brunswick, B.N.A. with advice to emigrantsEnquire
Third edition. Folding map, 1 plate & 3 woodcut illustrations to text. 12mo. Original plum morocco, a.e.g., rebacked with the original spine laid down. 284pp. Edinburgh,
LUARD Lieut.-Colonel John (1852)
A History of the Dress of the British SoldierEnquire
from the Earliest Period to the Present Time. Fifty line-drawn plates on India paper, mounted. Some foxing as usual, a good copy in the original blue embossed cloth, gilt, slightly rubbed, the spine chipping head and tail and a little tanned. xxiv, 172pp.
CLARIDGE W.Walton (1915)
A History of the Gold Coast and Ashanti from the earliest times to the commencement of the twentieth centuryEnquire
First editiion. 2 vols. 2 Folding maps, and 5 others. Original cloth, gilt, the covers a bit spotted but still a handsome set. xxxi,649; xv,638pp. London, Murray
BROOKE T.H (1808)
A History of the Island of St. HelenaEnquire
from its discovery by the Portuguese to the year 1806. First edition. Engraved frontispiece, 8vo., half title, [xvi, 409, 6pp. ads, original tan paper spine over grey paper boards, fore and lower edges untrimmed, a few gatherings unopened. London, printed for Black, Parry, and Kingsbury.
CANNING George.; GIFFORD John (1809)
A History of the Political Life of the Right Honourable William Pitt; including some account of the times in which he livedEnquire
6 volumes. Engraved portrait frontispieces to volumes one and two. First 8vo edition. 8vo., half titles, contemporary half calf, dark blue leather labels to the spine. London, Cadell and Davies.
URING Capt. Nathaniel (1749)
A History of the Voyages and Travels of Capt. Nathaniel UringEnquire
With A New Draught of the Bay of Honduras. Very useful for Masters of Ships that use the Leeward island Trade, or Jamaica.Third edition. Large folding chart, this rather browned, and somewhat fragile. 8vo. Contemporary calf, rebacked. ix, [i]ads., [v], [i]errata, 48, 45-60, 65-384pp. London, John Clarke,
A illuminated leaf on vellum from a Missal [Rouen, c. 1425-1450]Enquire
Fine 4-line initial in gold and colours with white tracery, three further 2-line initials, gold bar border, fine ivy-leaf border on three sides.
Size of leaf: 325 x 225mm. 26 lines, double columns. Foliated in blue and gold at head 'xxxiiii.' and in blue within gold rectangle in outer margin. Pricking visible.
A illuminated leaf on vellum from an illuminated Missal [Rouen, c. 1425-1450]Enquire
Fine 4-line initial in gold and colours with white tracery, three further 2-line initials, gold bar border, fine ivy-leaf border on three sides.
Size of leaf: 325 x 225mm. 26 lines, double columns. Foliated in blue and gold 'l.xix.' at head and in outer margin in blue within gold rectangle. Pricking visible.
FISHER Alexander (1821)
A Journal of a Voyage of Discovery to the Arctic Regions, in his Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper, in the years 1819 & 1820Enquire
Two maps (one folding). Engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, gilt leather label. Light rubbing. Contemporary bookplate to front pastedown of Stephen Williams. Light scattered foxing, offsetting from folded map. [iii]-xi,320pp. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,
FLEMISH ARTIST (1500])
A kneeling Dominican nun, a full leaf on vellum probably from an illuminated prayerbook.[Low Countries (probably Belgium), cEnquire
Size: 148mm. by 96mm.
Full-page miniature with a kneeling nun in Dominican habit, her hands pressed together in prayer and her eyes focussed on a point on the facing page (presumably the beginning of the text), in a rural scene with delicate flowers and tufts of grass, and a series of late medieval walls, buildings, a stream and a wooded hill in the background, a coat-of-arms hanging by a red leather strap with gold buckle on the tree to the left: coupé gules and or, a bird argent in the upper compartment, all within a striking border of deep blue with liquid gold hairstrokes picking out a column and an arch (some minor flaking of paint with only significant losses to the hem of her habit).
DALRYMPLE Alexander (1773)
A Letter from Mr. Dalrymple to Dr. Hawkesworth, occasioned by Some groundless and illiberal Imputations in his Account of the late Voyages to the SouthEnquire
First edition, 2nd issue with folding chart. 4to. Modern red morocco, gilt titling to spine. , -35, blank (missing the half-title and final blank leaf)pp. London, J. Nourse, T. Payne, Brotherton and Sewell, B. White, J. Robson, P. Elmsly, T. Davies and S. Leacroft,
FRY Elizabeth.; FREEMAN Henry (1828)
A Memoir of the Life and Ministry of Ann Freeman, a Faithful Servant of Christ, compiled from her Diary and Letters by Henry FreemanEnquire
Second edition. 8vo., original maroon cloth, printed paper label to the spine, recently re-backed in red buckram, new endpapers, uncut. London, Darton and Harvey.
SIMES Thomas (1777)
A Military Course for the Government and Conduct of a BattalionEnquire
designed for the Regulations in Quarter, Camp, or Garrison; with useful Observations and Instructions for their anner of Attack and Defence. Ornamneted with a Frontispiece and twenty copper-plate plans.
First Edition., 8vo., [32 (subscribers list has been bound before the text rather than at end end)], 286, [2 (advertisement)]., with the hand-coloured frontispiece and seventeen hand-coloured engraved plans at the end. Contemporary speckled calf, spine rule in gilt, black morocco label in the second panel (Very lightly rubbed, small chip to the upper headcap, small scuff to a couple of corners).
London: printed for the Author, and sold by Almon [...], Hooper [...], Richardson [...], Urquhard [...] and Walter,
RELPH Josiah (1747)
A Miscellany of PoemsEnquire
Consisting of Original Poems, Translations, Pastorals in the Cumberland Dialect, Familiar Epistles, Fables, Songs, and Epigrams.
First Edition. 8vo., xlix, , 160, 159-168,  pp., with the subscribers' list and the final contents leaves. Staining to the edges of the first and final leaves caused by the turn-ins, hole caused by a paper flaw in the lower blank margin of the second and third leaves, some dark foxing to a few leaves at the beginning and end, damp staining to the upper fore-corner of E5-8. Contemporary sheep, covers with a single gilt fillet, spine ruled in gilt, red morocco label in the second panel of the spine (spine rubbed and a little worn, corners bumped, covers a little rubbed, upper joints split, upper and lower headcaps chipped, bookplate removed from the front pastedown).
Glasgow: printed by Robert Foulis for Mr. Thompson in Wigton,
BURTON Richard F (1864)
A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome. With notices of the so-called "Amazons," the Grand Customs, the Yearly Customs, the Human Sacrifices, the Present State of the Slave Trade, and the Negro's Place in NatureEnquire
Second edition. 2 vols. Each with a frontispiece and other plates. 8vo. Original maroon publisher's cloth, gilt; professionally repaired, very good. pp. xvii, 386; vi, 413,London, Tinsley Brothers,
SHILLIBEER Lieut. J (1817)
A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage, to Pitcairn's Island; including an interesting sketch of the state of the Brazils and of Spanish South AmericaEnquire
First edition. 16 engraved plates, one in bisque, several folding. 8vo. Contemporary quarter calf, uncut, small repair to title page. Interior pages browned and in a few places fragile. viii, 179pp. Taunton: Printed for the author by J. W. Marriott,
ALLEN Capt. William, R.N. &; THOMSON T.R.H., Surgeon, R.N (1848)
A Narrative of the Expedition Sent by Her Majesty's Government to the River Niger, in 1841 under the command of Captain H.D.TrotterEnquire
First edition. 2 vols. Portrait, 2 folding maps & 15 engraved (1 folding)plates and including 1 further map., with illustrations in the text. 8vo. A very good copy in original but remainder (?) blue cloth, gilt very slight wear to headcaps. a prize binding as attested by an inscrription on the front free endpaper ( Ealing School fourth Mathematics 1858) , a.e.g xviii, 509; viii, 511pp. London, Bentley,
BUCHAN George, of Kelloe (1820)
A Narrative of the Loss of the Winterton East IndiamanEnquire
wrecked on the coast of Madagascar in 1792; and of the sufferings connected with that event. To which is subjoined a short account of the natives of Madagascar, with suggestions as to their civilization. By a passenger in the ship.First edition. Folding map & 2 plates. 8vo. Modern half calf, textured cloth boards, spine gilt interior very good. xii, 256pp. Edinburgh, Printed for Waugh and Innes
TUCKER Maj. John Goulston Price (1807)
A Narrative of the Operations of a Small British Force under the command of Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty, employed in the Reduction of Monte VideoEnquire
on the River Plate, A.D. 1807. [Bound with]The Chronicle of Fife; being the Diary of John Lamont of Newton, from 1649 to 1672 (Edinburgh, 1810).First edition. Engraved plan of Monte Video as frontispiece. 4to. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, with red morocco labels to spine. 60, 5ads.pp. London,
SCOTT ELLIOT G.F (1896)
A Naturalist in Mid-AfricaEnquire
Being an Account of a Journey to the Mountains of the Moon and Tanganyika.First edition. Frontispiece, 4 coloured maps (3 folding) & 13 plates, with numerous other illustrations. Original, illustrated cloth, gilt, slightly sunned, extremities rubbed. xvi, 413pp. London, A.D. Innes & Co,
BOSMAN William (1721)
A New and Accurate Description of the Coast of Guinea, Divided into the Gold, the Slave and the Ivory Coasts. Containing a Geographical, Political and Natural History of the Kingdoms and Countries: With a Particular Account of the Rise, Progress and Present Condition of all the European Settlements upon that Coast; and the Just Measures for Improving the several Branches of the Guinea Trade.Enquire
Second English edition. Folding engraved map & 7 engraved illustrations. 8vo. Later half calf, red morocco label to spine, rather browned. viii, 456, pp. London,
NUGENT Thomas (1767)
A New Pocket Dictionary of the French and English Languages.Enquire
In Two Parts. I. French and English. II. English and French. Containing all words of general use, and authorized by the best writers. As also distinguishing the several parts of speech, with the gender of the nouns in the French language. To which are added, the accents of the English words for the use of Foreigners, and an alphabetical list of the most common Christian names, with their most usual abbreviations. Carefully compiled from the most approved Dictionaries, French and English, particularly from the Royal Academy of Paris.
First Edition. Bound in Two Volumes. Square 12mo (113x119 mm).  pp., with the final advertisement leaf. Foxed and a little browned in places throughout, upper and lower edges closely cropped (touching the headlines, catch-words, pagination and signatures but not obscuring the text), single neat pencil note to E5, small ink blot to H4 (touching two lines of text), corner of S3 folded, small chip in the blank lower inner margin of T1-U2, title-page of the second volume heavily stained around the edges by the turn-ins, small tear to blank fore-margin of g1, paper flaw to the lower blank edge of s4, small closed tear to the upper edge of the advertisement leaf x6 (touching, but not obscuring, four lines of text), c.12 lines of manuscript notes concerning grammar on the final blank leaf of the second volume. Contemporary calf, covers ruled in blind, second volume with the remains of a clasp, manuscript lettering to the upper cover of each volume “Eng Fr” and “Fr Eng” (heavily worn and rubbed, headcaps torn away, corners bumped, joints of the first volume cracked but holding and with a couple of pieces torn from the spine). London: for Edward and Charles Dilly,
WOOD, Nicholas (1838)
A Practical Treatise on Railroads, and Interior Communication in GeneralEnquire
Containing Numerous Experiments on the Powers of the Improved Locomotive Engines: and Tables of the Comparitive Cost of Conveyance on Canals, Railways, and Turnpike Roads.
Third edition, with additions. 8vo. xxviii, 760pp, with 16pp of adverts. With thirteen fold out diagrams and four fold out tables along with the errata slip and further illustrations, diagrams, and tables throughout. Bound in dark green cloth, blind stamped with gilt title label on spine. Corners bumped, with tears to spine. Cloth slightly faded, and edges browned. London, Longman, 1838.
SPRANGER, John (1756)
A Proposal or Plan for an Act of Parliament for the better Paving, Cleansing and Lighting the StreetsEnquire
Lanes, Courts, Alleys, and other open Passages, and for remopving of Nusances, as well within the several Parishes of the City and Liberty of Westmonster, as of St. Mary le Bone, St. Giles's in the Fields, St. George the Martyr, St. George Bloomsbury, that Part of St. Andrew Holbourn, which lies in the County of Middlesex, the several Liberties of the Rolls and Savoy, and that Part of the Duchy of Lancaster, which lies in the County of Middlesex.
First Edition, second Issue. , 20 pp. 8vo., drop-head-title. [185 x 120 mm]. Fore-edge of title-page slightly creased and a little dusty. Disbound; formerly part of a tract volume.