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THE WATERING PLACES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND FASHIONABLE DIRECTORY ILLUSTRATED WITH VIEWS
No author listed. Illustrated by W.H. Bartlett.
Stock no. 1806586
Published by I.T. Hinton. 1831. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Three-quarters leather binding with gilt title to spine and marbled paper boards. Marbled endpapers. Engraved title page plus 30 engraved plates. Engraving by J.C. Allen. Edges rubbed, corners worn with some loss to leather at sides. Boards rubbed/scuffed. Front joint cracked, broken at bottom edge where leather has worn away from spine. Rear joint is sound. Some foxing present. Plate opposite page 149 is torn almost right across at the lower margin of the plate not affecting the plate itself. A few other plates may have small closed margin tears. Most plates have browning to margins of page. It is possible that there is a page or more missing at the end although the book appears to be complete in itself - the last printed page number is 216 and this ends partway through a sentence. Overall, a good working copy.
A NEW PLAN FOR SPEEDILY INCREASING THE NUMBER OF BEE-HIVES IN SCOTLAND
Written by James Bonner.
Stock no. 1706224
1st 1795. Very good condition.
Which may be extended with equal success to England, Ireland, America or to any other part of the world Campbell of producing flowers. Printed by J. Moir and Sold by W. Creech, Bell & Bradfute, P. Hill, Mudie & Son, and by the Author. Leather spine and corners, marble boards. Boards scuffed. Book plate to front pastedown. A few margin marks.
PICTURESQUE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DRESS AND MANNERS OF THE ENGLISH
No author listed. Illustrated by Alexander William.
Stock no. 1805998
Published by John Murray. 1st 1814. Very good condition.
50 hand-coloured aquatint plates, each followed with a page of descriptive text. Modern calf binding, three quarters red leather with blue title block & gilt title and raised bands to spine. Red cloth boards. New, grey marbled endpapers. Leather binding nice and clean. Slight mottling to vertical edge of cloth boards. Scattered spotting throughout and a few grubby marks. All plates present. A delightful copy.
Comprising Descriptive and Historical Sketches of the Northern Portion of the Principality and an account of the Ancient City of Chester.Contemporary binding; leather spine and corners; marbled boards. Fold-out map to front. B/w illustrations. Some wear to covers. New endpapers. Some browning and grubby marks to some pages.
Containing a Topographical and Statistical Description of The Principality: To Which is Prefixd a Copious Travelling Guide, Exhibiting the Direct and Principal Cross Roads, Inns, Distances of Stages and Nobelmen and Gentlemen's Seats. Illustrated by engravings and maps of North and South Wales. Small format. Green leather binding, gilt titles. 2 maps are fold-out. Scuffing and wear to covers; some 'repair' to chips - have been coloured in green. Foxing and some damp marking to pages.
A TOUR IN QUEST OF GENEALOGY, THROUGH SEVERAL PARTS OF WALES, SOMERSETSHIRE AND WILTSHIRE
Written by Richard Fenton.
Stock no. 2107049
Published by Sherwood, Neely & Jones. 1811. Very good condition.
In A Series of Letters to a Friend in Dublin; Interspersed with a Description of Stourhead and Stonehenge; Together with Various Anecdotes and Curious Fragments from a Manuscript Collection ascribed to Shakespeare. Modern contemporary binding; leather spine and corners. Marbled boards. 8 steel engravings. Spine is faded. A little bumping to corners. A few marks to covers. Some pencil underlining. Some grubby margin marks and foxing.
Delineated From Two Excursions Through All the Interesting Parts of that Highly Beautiful and Romantic Country, and Intended As a Guide to Future Tourists. Modern half calf binding; marbled boards. 2nd edition. 4 engraved plates with folding map that has outline colour. A little fading and a few scuffs to spine. Some page browning/foxspots. Fold-out map has edge-tear (about 2-3").
Large format. Contemporary binding; red leather spine and corners; raised bands to spine; gilt titles and decorations. All edges gilt. Contains: 'Wales Illustrated, In A Series of Views, North and South (2 vols), plus Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham & Northumberland Illustrated and 'The People's Gallery of Engravings, 4 vols in one. Contains numerous steel engraved plates. 3 plates have been professionally hand-coloured. Wear to cover edges; a little bumping to corners. A few scuff marks to covers and top of spine. Foxing and browning to some pages.
Full leather binding with gilt titles and pictorial onlay to front cover. Ribbon ties weaved into binding of covers. 50 colour plates; tipped-in. Heavy, hand-made paper. Text is in Dutch. A lovely edition! Limited edition to 325 copies. 8" split to top of spine next to front cover. 3-4" split to base of spine on rear side of covers. Bumping and wear to corners and spine. A little chipping along cover edges. Original ribbon ties are still present on binding - one to bottom of front cover has partly torn off, so can not be tied to ribbon on rear cover; original piece of torn of ribbon still present inside, but detached. A few marks to covers. Looks like repair work has been professionally done at some point; new overlap edges have been very neatly added, so protecting more original corners. The book also appears to have new endpapers. Some foxing to outer page edges and a few to some pages internally. Some creasing to uncut page edges. All plates are present and in excellent condition!
Large format. 13.5 x 10.5 inches. Purple leather spine and corners. 56 b/w plates. Book: all plates present. Leather browned. Top and tail of spine worn with loss. Corners very worn. Plates clean and bright.
Five volumes. Brown leather spines and corners, raised bands and gilt titles to spines. Marbled boards and edges. Vol I: viii 472 pages index, 15 b/w plates, one folding colour map and one colour map of the course of the River Mole; Vol II: 486 pages 16 b/w plates; Vol III 527 pages 19 b/w plates; Vol IV: 519 pages 35 b/w plates; Vol V: 442 pages 48 page appendix 42 b/w plates. In total 127 b/w 2 colour plates. Book: all plates present. Corners worn. Contents very good indeed. A handsome set.
Two volumes. Leather spines and corners. Gilt title to spines. One b/w plan. The Bristol Charities being the Report of the Commissioners for Enquiring Concerning Charities in England and Wales So Far As Relates To the Charitable Institutions in Bristol. Vol I: vii, 1 page list of Charities under the Management of the Corporation, 537 pages. Vol II: 497 pages. Book: Spine and corners worn. Boards slightly marked. Some surface paper damage to front pastedowns. Contents generally clean.