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. &cEnquire
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.
RACKHAM Arthur.; SHAKESPEARE William (1908)
A Midsummer Night's DreamEnquire
Coloured frontispiece, 39 tipped in colour plates, with tissue guards, these with printed titles, black and white illustrations in the text. First trade edition. 4to., original pictorial buckram, lettered and stamped in gilt. London, Heinemann.
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,
MORE Henry (1664)
A Modest Enquiry into the Mystery of IniquityEnquire
the first part, containing a Careful and Impartial Delineation of the True Idea of Antichristianism in the Real and Genuine Members thereof, such as are indeed opposite to the indispensable Purposes of the Gospel of Christ, and to the Interest of his Kingdome. By H. More, D.D.
First Edition. Folio. [Binding: 300 x 198 mm]. , 478, [22 (Contents of Parts 1 & 2)], [4 (title & preface to The Apology)], 481-567, pp., title printed in red black; second part (Synopsis Prophetica) and The Apology of Dr. Henry More have separate title-pages. Blank recto of imprimatur leaf a little dusty, I1-2 and 6 browned and a little spotted, some rust spotting to O2-3 causing a couple of small holes, small rust hole through Y6 (touching a couple of letters), small stain in the blank lower margin of Bb2-6 and Oo4-Pp4, some minor staining to the blank margins of the last couple of gatherings, off-setting from another title-page of the same book on the blank verso of the final leaf (this presumably occurred in the printing house when the book was still in sheets).
Handsome contemporary black morocco, covers with a double gilt fillet containing a central gilt panel with a tool at each corner, spine with six panels and five raised bands, the panels ruled in gilt, with tooling at the head and foot, gilt edges, comb-marbled pastedowns (joints and the head and tail of the spine rubbed; early 19th-Century gilt lettering directly on the 2nd spine panel).
London: J. Flesher for W. Morden Bookseller in Cambridge,
MAXWELL James (1613)
A Monument of Remembrance, erected in Albion, in honor of the magnificent departure from Britannie, and honourable receiving in Germany, namely at Heidelberge, of the two most Nobles Princes Fredericke, First Prince of the Imperiall bloud, sprung from glorious Charlemaigne, Count Palatine of Rhine, Duke of Bavier, Elector and Arch-sewer of the holy Romane Empire, and Knight of the Renowned order of the Garter. & Elizabeth Infanta of Albion, Princesse Palatine, and Dutchesse of Bavier, the onely Daughter of our most gratious Soveraigne Lord Charles-James, and of his most Noble and vertuous Wife, Queene Anne. Both of them being almost in one and the same degree of lineall descent from 25 Emperours of the East and West, of Romanes, Greekes, and Germans, and from 30 Kings of divers countries. By Iames MaxwellEnquire
First Edition. Small 4to. [Text: 190 x 145 mm]. pp. Text lightly browned and with a light dampstain near the end; closed tear [40mm long] from the inner margin of E1-4 neatly repaired. Engraved portrait of Frederick V as King of Bohemia by Crispin vander Passe inserted as a frontispiece. Early 19th-Century plain calf, spine lettered in gilt (joints slightly rubbed). Early 20th-Century dark-blue morocco pull-off box by Riviere.
London: by Nicholas Okes, for Henry Bell,
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,
TENCH Capt. Watkin, R.M (1789)
A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay; With an Account of New South WalesEnquire
Its Productions, Inhabitants, &c. To which is subjoined, A List of the Civil and Military Establishments at Port Jackson.
First edition. 8vo. Full red morocco, elaborately gilt, lacking the half title & ad, some minor toning and soiling. viii, 148pp. London, J. Debrett,
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,
LAURIE Robert.; WHITTLE James ()
A New Map of the Empire of Persia from Monsr. d'AnvilleEnquire
Double-page engraved map, 505 x 570 mm, in fine original wash colour. This later printing has had the imprint (with date) scratched from the paper by the publisher. [London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794, but Richard Holmes Laurie],
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,
SMITH William (1745)
A New Voyage to Guinea: Describing the Customs, Manners, Soil, Climate, Habits, Buildings, Education, Manual Arts, Agriculture, Trade, Employments, Languages, Ranks of Distinction, Habitations, Diversions, Marriages, and whatever else is memorable among the Inhabitants. Likewise an account of their Animals, Minerals, &c. With great Variety of entertaining Incidents, worthy of Observation, that happen'd during the Author's Travels in that large CountryEnquire
Second edition. 5 engraved plates with 15 illustrations. 8vo. Contemporary gilt ruled calf boards, rubbed, some loss at corners, recently rebacked in modern morocco, gilt tooling and titles, red label. Discreet ink stamp to verso of titlepage: King's Inn Library, Dublin. iv, 276, pp. London, John Nourse,
FALCK Nikolai Detlef (1775)
A Philosophical Dissertation on the Diving Vessel Projected by Mr. Day, and Sunk in Plymouth Sound;Enquire
2 folding engraved plates, 4to., lacks half title and errata slip, quarter calf over marbled boards, red morocco label to spine titled "Miscellanies" with number 49 in the panel below, paper to boards scuffed and peeling in two small areas, otherwise very good. Bound between two unrelated contemporary works:
LANGHORNE. The Country Justice. A Poem ... Part the First - Third. London, T. Becket, 1774-7. & BLAYNEY (Benjamin). A Dissertation by way of Inquiry ...&c. Oxford, At the Clarendon Press, 1775.
[iii]-vi, 58, pp. London, Printed by the Author, and sold by B. Law, ... E. and C. Dilly, ... and J. Walter,