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THE MAGAZINE OF SCIENCE AND SCHOOL OF ARTS VOLUME I
No author listed.
Stock no. 2125964
Published by W. Brittain. 3rd 1842. Fair condition.
Intended to illustrate the most useful, novel and interesting parts of Natural History and Experimental Philosophy, Artificial Processes, Ornamental Manufactures, and the Arts of Life. Third edition. Illustrated with over 200 engravings. Parts of leather spine are MISSING. Covers are heavily worn and scuffed. Foxing and grubby marks internally. A reading copy.
TRAVELS THROUGH FRANCE AND ITALY (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Tobias Smollett.
Stock no. 2125942
1766. Good condition.
Leather spine and corners. Marbled boards. Containing observations on Character, Customs, Religion, Government, Police, Commerce, Arts, and Antiquities. With a particular description of the Town, Territory, and Climate of Nice: To which is added, A Register of the Weather, kept during a Residence of Eighteen Months in that City. Book has been sympathetically rebacked in contemporary style. New endpapers. Heavy wear and some chipping and loss to corners. Scuffing to marbled boards. Some browning to pages.
A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS (2 VOLS)
Written by Thomas Bewick. Illustrated by Thomas Bewick.
Stock no. 2125941
1809. Very good condition.
Two volumes, green leather spine and corners, raised bands, gilt titles and decorations on spine. Newcastle, printed by Edward Walker for R.E. Bewick; sold by him and Longman and Co. London. Vol I Land Birds; Vol II Water Birds. Wood engravings by Bewick. Spines are very browned. Wear to corners. Foxing and page browning.
HER MAJESTY'S ARMY & HER MAJESTY'S INDIAN AND COLONIAL FORCES (3 VOLUMES)
Written by Walter Richards. Illustrated by G.D. Giles.
Stock no. 1816293
Published by J.S. Virtue & Co Limited. Circa 1890. Almost very good condition.
A descriptive account of the various regiments now comprising the Queen's forces, from their first establishment to the present time (vols I & II) and In India and the Colonies (vol III). Large format. Three-quarter leather binding, volumes 1 & 2 black leather with grey cloth sides, volume 3 burgundy leather with blue cloth sides. Gilt title to spines. Each volume has colour vignette to title page with tissue guard in place. Beautiful colour plates. Volume I has a cup ring stain on front side, is rubbed at corners. Front hinge between contents and list of illustrations is broken. Tissue guard is present, is creased with a few foxspots and a few small tears to gutter edge. Volume II is rubbed at corners. Tissue guard present but browned and worn at gutter edge. Prelims are detached (title page to vi of contents due to broken hinge. Between pages 262-263 a page containing three b/w photos of men in uniform has been expertly inserted. Hinge between page 264 and 265 broken. Volume III is rubbed at corners with slight loss of leather to base of spine. Tissue guard is missing between frontis and title page. Front section detached from title page to page vi of contents, cracked joint between title page and frontis. Pages 3-6 not bound in (but present). All plates are present throughout the set and in excellent condition. A few foxspots thoughout. A few cracked/pulled hinges. Some pencil annotation present to margins (comparatively little).
THE HISTORY OF THE REBELLION AND CIVIL WARS IN ENGLAND BEGUN IN THE YEAR 1641 (SIX VOLUMES)
Written by Edward Earl Of Clarendon; W. Dunn MacRay.
Stock no. 2125867
Published by Oxford at the Clarendon Press. 1888. Almost very good condition.
Red/brown cloth with gilt titles to spines. Re-edited from a fresh collation of the original Ms. in the Bodleian Library, with marginal dates and occasional notes by W. Dunn Macray. All spines are faded. Some bumping to corners and edges of volumes. Scuff marks to covers. Contents are still very good.
THE NESTS AND EGGS OF BRITISH BIRDS: WHEN AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Written by Charles Dixon.
Stock no. 1815863
Published by Chapman & Hall Ltd. 1893. Almost very good condition.
Being a Handbook to the Oology of the British Islands. Burgundy cloth boards, gilt title to spine. xii and 371 pages including index plus publisher adverts to rear. No illustrations. Top edge gilt. Boards rubbed and stained. Contents a little grubby.
THE PRACTICE AND SCIENCE OF MINING ENGINEERING
Written by W. Fairley.
Stock no. 2124589
Published by James Fairley. 1st 1896. Very good condition.
Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. vi + 366 pages. Book: name in ink to front endpaper. top and tail of spine and corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Some grubby marks to endpapers and outer page edges.
HUNTING SONGS AND MISCELLANEOUS VERSES
Written by R.E. Egerton Warburton.
Stock no. 2124519
Published by Longman, Green, Longman And Roberts. 2nd 1860. Very good condition.
2nd edition. Red leather spine and corners; raised bands to spine and gilt decorations and gilt title to dark title block. Marbled boards and endpapers. Spine has faded. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges; a few to some page margins internally.
THE USE OF THE BLOWPIPE IN THE EXAMINATION OF MINERALS, ORES, FURNACE PRODUCTS, AND OTHER METALLIC COMBINATIONS
Written by Charles Frederick Plattner.
Stock no. 1815625
Published by Taylor and Walton. 1st 1845. Almost very good condition.
Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w diagrams. xvii and 364 pages including index. Uneven fading to boards, corners bumped and worn. Name in ink to front pastedown. New Endpapers (bright yellow bible paper). Some pages unopened at top edge. Some foxing to text block.
LANCASHIRE WORTHIES (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Francis Espinasse.
Stock no. 1814823
Published by Simpkin, Marshall & Co.. 1st 1874. Good condition.
Two volumes, second series first published date is 1877. People of note from Lancashire including Samuel Crompton who invented the spinning-mule. Red cloth boards with black & gilt titles. Bevelled edges. B/w frontis to volume one. Volume one top of spine is fraying with a little loss of cloth. Inscriptions in ink to prelims. Joints splitting and therefore binding fragile but holding. A few damp stains to margins.
THE COMPLETE ANGLER, OR THE CONTEMPLATIVE MAN'S RECREATION
Written by Izaak Walton; Charles Cotton; Edward Jesse.
Stock no. 1814801
Published by Henry G. Bohn. 1861. Good condition.
Edited by Edward Jesse. Full blue leather binding with gilt borders to sides, raised bands to spine with elaborate gilt tooling , red title block with gilt title. Marbled endpapers and text block. 203 Wood engravings. 2 volumes in 1 with b/w frontis to both volumes. Boards scuffed and marked. Front cover detached, contents sound. Small label stuck to front pastedown. Inscriptions in ink to first blank page. Newspaper cutting re: a bust of Izaak Walton dated 1878 tipped in to rear . A few grubby marks to margins. Some browning. A few pencil annotations.
JENKINSON'S PRACTICAL GUIDE TO NORTH WALES
Written by Henry Irwin Jenkinson.
Stock no. 1814795
Published by Edward Stanford. 1st 1878. Good condition.
Green boards. Gilt titles. Pocket for map to front pastedown. Fold out map as frontis. Adverts to end of volume. Boards lightly scuffed. Front endpaper & map frontis detached but present. Large fold-out map that is contained in the pocket is worn and browned, has been pasted on to stiff pink cloth to help preserve it by previous owner, some folds worn. Binding is fragile.