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Revised Edition, with Supplement. Embracing Comprehensive Description of the Plants. Rebound, leather spine with gilt titles. Marbled paper boards. 744 pages. 45 plates including 22 hand-coloured plates and several hundred engravings on wood and steel. Leather spine lightly faded. Covers lovely and bright. New endpapers. Plates IX, X and XI are placed out of order i.e. X, XI, IX. All plates are present. Some foxing and browning to contents including the un-coloured plates. Hand-coloured plates are lightly browned but mostly clean. A few grubby marks to last page of index and a minor chip to lower edge of same. A lovely copy considering the age of the book.
Comprising the Life and services of Every Living Officer in Her Majesty's Navy, from the rank of Admiral of the Fleet to that of Lieutenant, inclusive. Compiled from Authentic and Family Documents. A fat Tome. Modern binding with brown cloth spine & corners and grey cloth sides. Gilt title to spine. Marbled text block. 1400 pages. Heavy bump to lower edge of rear board.Light fading to vertical edge of rear board. A few light scuffs to boards. New endpapers. Title page professionally repaired. Text block browned. Some light page browning and marks to contents but remarkable clean for its age.
SIX MONTHS IN THE RANKS; OR, THE GENTLEMAN PRIVATE (COLLECTION OF BRITISH AUTHORS TAUCHNITZ EDITION VOL. 2064)
Written by E.C. Grenville Murray.
Stock no. 1824558
Published by Bernard Tauchnitz. 1st thus 1882. Almost very good condition.
Small format. Leather spine & corners, marbled paper sides. 4 raised bands to spine, red title block with gilt title to same. 360 pages. Spine rubbed, corners lightly worn. Marbled sides lightly rubbed. Large book plate to front pastedown. Front joint starting to crack. Name in pencil to front endpaper. Endpapers browned. A few lower corner creases. Contents generally clean.
Merrie Games in Rhyme from Ye Olden Time. Grey pictorial boards, red and yellow title to front, yellow title to spine. Every page elaborately decorated in red and black. Instructions for the songs and games. Boards a little grubby and rubbed at corners. Hinges are pulled wide but binding is still holding. Grubby marks and browning to contents.
A HAND-BOOK TO THE CARNIVORA PART I CATS, CIVETS AND MUNGOOSES
Written by Richard Lydekker.
Stock no. 1323566
Published by Edward Lloyd Limited. 1st 1896. Almost very good condition.
Lloyd's Natural History series. Burgundy cloth, gilt titles. 32 colour plates, tissue guard to frontis. 312 pages. Spine bumped and very browned. Endpapers and tissue-guard browned. Textblock is a bit dusty and foxed. Contents clean.
DINARBAS; A TALE: BEING A CONTINUATION OF RASSELAS, PRINCE OF ABISSINIA
Written by Ellis Cornelia Knight.
Stock no. 1824154
Published by C. Dilly, In The Poultry. 1st 1790. Very good condition.
The anonymous coninuation by Ellis Cornelia Knight of Samuel Johnson's Rasselas (1759). Re-bound in three quarter tan calf leather, raised bands to spine, red title label with gilt title to spine. Marbled paper boards. Vertical and lower edge of text block untrimmed. xii and 356 pages. Modern binding is beautifully clean, bright and tight. New endpapers. Some minor foxing to the contents. Browning to text block and page edges. Overall a decent copy for a text of 240+ years old.
Sixth edition with improvements. Cary's New Itinerary or An Accurate Delineation of the Great Roads, Both Direct and Cross Throughout England and Wales. With Many of the Principle Roads in Scotland From an Actual Measurement by John Cary Under the Direction and Inspection of Thomas Hasker. Brown leather spine and corners, red title label with gilt title. Raised bands to spine. Green marbled paper boards. Folding map of the UK to frontis plus 6 folding maps. Index to the Direct Roads from London. Coach Directory, list of inns throughout the Metropolis from which mail and other stage coaches depart. Index to Country Seats. 946 pages + 3 page booklist to rear of publications by J. Cary. Rebound with new boards, new leather, new endpapers. Some professional paper repair especially to map of UK which is missing a good portion of the UK (see photo). Text block heavily browned, contents also heavily browned and with foxing, some damp staining to margins, some more so than others, text is legible. All plates present with browning and foxing. Overall a good copy for a book 200 years old.
Brown leather spine and corners; raised bands to spin; gilt titles and decorations. Marbled boards, endpapers and outer page edges. Carefully selected from the most authentic sources, with a life on the author. Wear and chipping to leather corners and spine; some loss of top surface. Scuffing to covers. Bookplate to front pastedown. Joints are a bit cracked. Some foxing and browning.
Brown leather bindings. In Familiar Letters From a Gentleman here to His Friend Abroad. Both volumes have NEW spines, with original covers laid down. Raised bands and title labels to spines. Some joints are strengthened with white cloth tape. Volume I: Front endpaper is MISSING; is 5th edition 1732; scuffing and wear to covers; inscription in ink to front pastedown. Volume 2: Is 3rd edition 1732; some pencil tick marks to margins; scuffing and wear to covers; inscription in ink to front pastedown. Front joint is cracked; browning and foxing to pages.
Giving a true and exact description of the chiefest cities, towns and corporations: together with the antiquities of divers other places, the most famous cathedrals, and other eminent structures...The Second edition with large additions. Brown leather. Some old English. New spine with raised bands and title block, gilt title; original covers laid down. Scuffing with a little loss to surface to front cover. Musty odour to book with page browning and foxing throughout.
xi pages + 57 pages of introduction + 72 plate pages, 17 page index to rear.. Original blue cloth binding with gilt decoration on boards and spine. Front cover shows signs of the Zodiac. All edges gilt. Spine and edges are browned, with bumping and a little chipping. Wear to cover corners. Joints are a little cracked; front joint is cracked and fragile. All plates present. Some foxing and browning to pages.
Large oblong format. Black leather binding with gilt title to spine; borders and decorations. Blue decorated onlays to front and rear cover. Marbled endpapers. From this world to that which is to come, delivered under the similitude of a dream wherein are discovered Christian's manner of setting-out, his dangerous journey, and his safe arrival at the desired country. Edited by Godwin and Pocock. With a memoir of the author and a bibliographical notice. Illustrated by engravings in outline, and wood-cuts, from drawings by Selous. Some wear and scuffing to covers and edges. Spotting. Small splits to top of spine, with some chipping; a little loss. A few page margin creases. Foxing and browning with some margin marks to varying degrees throughout book. Triangle of surface paper damage to corner of rear pastedown.