Christmas Gift Ideas / A Mixed Stocking
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,
SMITH Adam (1791)
An Inquiry in the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of NationsEnquire
Sixth Edition. Three Volumes. 8vo (215 x 135mm). Some foxing in places (less so in the second and third volumes). Contemporary tree calf, spines panelled in gilt with red and green morocco labels (expertly rebacked and repaired preserving the original spines, new green morocco labels).
London: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell,
VOLOSHIN Maximilian Aleksandrovich ([c. early 1960s])
Samizdat book. 8vo. Perfect bound into contemporary decorative cloth covered flexible boards (probably a clandestine binding). Trifling wear, a very good or better copy, clean and crisp contents. Minor ink annotations and corrections in the text. ,  pp. N.p., n.d.,
MILK Harvey <b>MAUPIN<n>Armistead Foreword.; BLACK Dustin Lance Introduction, interview extracts (2009)
Milk. A Pictorial History of Harvey Milk. Featuring oral histories, archival photographs, movie stills, and the story of the making of the Gus Van Sant filmEnquire
130 b&w and colour photographs. First edition. 4to., original grey cloth, titles stamped in white on spine, photographic dustjacket. Contemporaneously signed by the authors Dustin Black, Armistead Maupin and also Cleve Jones, Michael Wong, Denton Smith, Medora Payne, Dan Nicoletta and others on the front free endpaper. New York, Newmarket Press,
"COLBERT JUN" ()
The Age of Paper; or An Essay on Banks and BankingEnquire
Containing the History of the most remarkable Paper Bubbles that have existed in Europe; with their effects on Society and Public Credit; pointing out the ruin with which both are threatened from too great an extension of the circulation of Paper of any Kind. To which are added, some curious anecdotes of different bankers at present in Europe. Shewing also, that society is liable to be ruined by this Dangerous Commerce. By Colbert, Jun.
First Edition. Small 8vo (200 x 115mm)., viii, [essay I] 9-31, , [essay II] 33-64pp. Title-page very lightly browned and foxed, fore-corners of a number of leaves rounded, some chipping to the edges in places, occasional light spotting, neat ink signature on the title-page [see below]. Recent patterned paper boards, manuscript label on the upper cover.
London: Published for the Proprietors, by Mr. Parsons...Mr Mason...,
DUGDALE William (1676])
The Baronage of England, or an Historical Account of the Lives and most memorable Actions of our English Nobility in the Saxons time, to the Norman Conquest; and from thence, of those who had their rise before the end of King Henry the Third’s Reign. Deduced from Publick Records, Antient Historians, and other Authorities, by William Dugdale Norroy King of Arms. Tome the First. [- Tome the Second.]Enquire
First Edition. 2 vols. in 1. Folio. [Text: 412 x 230 mm]. 790, [2 (index); , 312 [Ss-Zz4 are omitted], 361-488, [4 (index)] pp. Light browning, occasional minor stains. Contemporary binding by Roger Bartlett of Oxford of black morocco, the covers tooled in gilt with a tall roll-tooled “cottage-roof” panel, the roof formed by strawberry volutes with clusters of strawberry volutes and a fleuron hanging from the eaves, leafy sprays and flowers in the corners and centre of the long sides. Spine with six bands, the second panel lettered in gilt on a red goatskin label with a pair of gilt stepped corner tools below, the third and sixth panels filled with repeated gilt impressions of a strawberry roll, the others with a central lozenge formed by a pair of fleurons with the stepped triangular corner tools in the corners. Comb-marbled endleaves. All edges gilt, with an original, although rather simple, fore-edge painting under the gilt of flowers and leaves drawn in ink and coloured in pink and light blue (joints rubbed, particularly at the bands and cracked in the top and bottom panels, corners slightly bumped).
London by Tho. Newcomb, for Abel Roper, John Martin, and Henry Herringman, 1675 [-
BURTON Richard F., Translator (1883)
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana. Translated from the Sanscrit in seven parts with preface, introduction, and concluding remarksEnquire
Second reprint [of the seven individual parts]. 8vo. Publisher's full vellum, gilt. 181, [ii]advertisements pp. Cosmopoli, for the Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares, and for private circulation only,
SOYER Alexis (1880)
The Modern Housewife; or, Ménagère.Enquire
Comprising nearly one thousand receipts for the economic and judicious preparation of every meal of the day, and those for the nursery and sick room; with minute directions for family management in all its branches. Illustrated with engravings. "New Edition". 8vo., original very dark blue cloth, boards decorated and lettered in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. London, Simpkin, Marshall and Co.