TRANS-ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH ; WOODS Nicholas Augustus &; PARKINSON Joseph Charles (1866)
A Field GlassEnquire
Being a Cableistic and Eastern Extravaganza by... showing the Inexplicable and Vitrified Adventures of a Gurnet, (h)A Milton Oyster, a Barbel, and other Queer Fish being an Unvarleys'd Tale of a Tank, after the Manner of Thomson's Seasonable Aid to Daniel's Profits on Elliot and Barclay's Entire. By Permission of Amphitrite And-'er-Son James! Can-Inglishmen do more??????????. Steamship "Great Eastern" - July 1866. Foolscap 4to. Lithographed title page, in blue, with decorated border containing caricatures and headed by the Red Ensign and the Stars and Stripes. Lithographed facsimile handwritten text, 11pp. on 6 leaves. [Bound together with;] DEANE (J[ohn] C[onnellan]) & POORE (G[eorge] V[ivian]) Great Atlantic Haul, September 17th 1866. Contentina, or the Rope!!, the Grapnel!!!! and the Yankee-Doodle!!!!!!!!, being a Great Eastern Mystery typifying the Instructive Story of Cyrus in Search of his Love. 4to. Lithographed title page with decoratice cartoon roundel showing Neptune enthroned with shield of the Union Flag and Stars and Stripes beside him, surrounded by mermaids and other mythical figures. Lithographed facsimile hand-written text, dramatis personae on recto of a single leaf, , 10pp on purple paper, text on five leaves. Very good in contemporary full brown morocco decorated in blind with "cable" panel with stylised compass rose corner devices, slightly rubbed with some mild stripping from the upper edge, a.e.g.
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],
BALFOUR Arthur James (1891)
A Fragment on Progress. Inaugural Address. Delivered on his Installation as Lord RectorEnquire
First edition. 4to., full red calf, On Progress stamped in black on the upper cover, with a facsimile of Balfour's signature stamped in gilt, gilt turn-ins. London, [University of Glasgow].
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?]
HAWKINS Sir John (1776)
A General History of the Science and Practice of Music. In Five VolumesEnquire
First Edition. 5 vols. 4to. , lxxxiv, 465; [iv], 544; [iv], 535; [iv], 548; Early 19th-century half russia, marbled boards, uncut (rebacked, preserving the original heavily gilt first, fourth, fifth and sixth panels, the second and third panels lettered in gilt). With the half-titles. Occasional heavy foxing, light spotting in some places, offsetting from the engraved music, generally good. Vol.1 with an engraved frontispiece by Grignion after Cipriani (foxed and offset onto the title) and 5 plates of ancient instruments plus numerous engraved plates of music (from half to full-page) in the text; Vols. 2-5 with numerous engraved plates of music (from quarter to full-page and numerous engraved medallion portraits in the text; numerous other woodcut illustrations of instruments, etc., in the text.
London: for T. Payne and Son,
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 boards, some restoration to cover and bookblock, minor fraying to edges of the first 10pp. 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,
ADMIRALTY WAR STAFF INTELLIGENCE DIVISION (1918)
A Handbook of Mesopotamia. Vol. IEnquire
Second Edition. Vol. 1 (of 4). 8vo. Original black cloth, extremities mildly worn, stamped "I.D. III8 A" in gilt on the upper board. Endpaper attaching upper board to bookblock torn, otherwise copy is firm and intact. 556 pp. Naval Staff, Intelligence Division, November,
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,
HAWKINS Joseph (1797)
A History of a Voyage to the Coast of AfricaEnquire
and Travels into the Interior of that Country; containing Particular descriptions of the Climate and Inhabitants, and interesting particulars concerning the Slave Trade.
Second edition. Engraved frontispiece. 12mo. Modern calf, gilt, frontispiece strengthened with marginal tears repaired, some browning throughout. ix, 11-180pp. Troy, New York, Luther Pratt,
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).
MAUPASSANT Guy de,; PNCHON Robert et al.; BOREL Pierre Preface (1945)
A La Feuille De Rose Maison Turque Comédie de MŒurs (Mauvaise) en Un Acte en Prose Représentée Pour La Première Fois á Paris en 1875 [At the Sign of the Rose Leaf, a Turkish House. A Comedy of Morals (bad) in One Act in Prose, Presented For The First Time in Paris in 1875].Enquire
First edition. Tall 8vo., endpaper, blank, half-title, frontispece of 3 coloured lithographs as a moveable; a window tipped in, title in black and red with a red crescent, pp-9-69, [4pp.], endpaper, in the original folded cream paper wrapper, stylized facsimile holograph titles and a fleuron in pink on the upper portion, later glacine? Number 205 of 160 copies on Ingres numbered 66 to 225, from a complete run of 225, all numbered, with the first ten on papier ancien, the next 20 on Ingres rose and 35 on Montgolfier. Paris [Nice], n.p. [André Bottin], 28 November
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,
MEREDITH Owen.; LYTTON Constance. Introduction (1909)
A Lytton Treasury. Selections made by Albert Broadbent from the Poems of Robert, Earl of LyttonEnquire
Number 16 in the Broadbent Treasury Series. Tall 32mo (150 x 78mm.). Original pictorial cream wrappers, slightly sunned but very good. , 44, pp. Manchester, Philadelphia, The Broadbent Press,
ADDISON & Co (1824)
A Map of the North Polar Sea, shewing & connecting all the latest Discoveries by Ross, Parry, Franklin, Scoresby, &c. &c. . . .Enquire
First edition. Lithograph map measuring 330 by 300mm. Very good indeed, removed from a volume, small closed tear to right hand margin, a little dusty. London, Addison & Co. Globe Makers to His Majesty, April
HIGH HOUSE PRESS. ; HEYWOOD Thomas (1936)
A Marriage Triumphe solemnized in an EpithalamiumEnquire
in Memorie of the happie Nuptials betwixt the High and Mightie Prince Count Palatine and the most Excellent Princesse the Lady Elizabeth. One of 65 copies (this number 15). Printed in red and black. Folio, original cloth backed marbled boards, uncut. "The present edition is printed by James E. Masters, with the assistance of his wife, Beatrice, at The High House Press, and it is the first book issued from the new home of the Press at Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol."
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,