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WANDERINGS AND EXCURSIONS IN SOUTH WALES INCLUDING THE COURSE OF THE WYE
Written by Thomas Roscoe. Illustrated by D. Cox; et al..
Stock no. 822168
Published by C. Tilt and Simpkin and Co.. 1837. Very good condition.
Dark green leather spine and corners. Raised bands, gilt titles and decorations to spine. Marbled boards, edges and endpapers. 48 plates including frontis and title vignette. Book: book plate to front pastedown. Spine edges lightly rubbed. Corners bumped and rubbed. Frontis and title page heavily browned, a few scattered foxspots throughout but generally a bright clean copy.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS, FISH, INSECTS, AND REPTILES (5 VOLS)
Written by Comte De Buffon.
Stock no. 819573
Published by H.D. Symonds. 1798. Very good condition.
Embellished with upwards of 200 engravings, 44 b/w plates. Leather spine with dark red title labels and gilt titles and decorations. Spine and cover edges and corners are worn. 1 title label is missing. Page edges are browned. REDUCED FROM Â£440.
Le Probleme de la locomotion aerienne les dirigeables et l'aviation - leurs applications. The conquest of the Air. Text in French. Modern three-quarter brown calf leather binding with gilt title and raised bands to spine, brown cloth boards. Green marbled endpapers. B/w illustrations, plates and fold-out diagram. One tiny mark to boards else binding in beautiful condition. Bookplate to front pastedown. Original paperwraps bound in. A few margin marks and corner creases to contents. A very nice copy. Reduced from Â£125.
Theory and practical. Captain du Genie DO. Hot air balloons. Modern three-quarter calf leather binding with gilt title and raised bands to spine, brown cloth boards. Green marbled endpapers. viii and 506 pages plus adverts to rear. B/w illustrations and photos. Binding is beautiful. Bookplate to front pastedown. Light page browning and a few grubby marks. Couple of ink stamps to prelims and top margin of one page. Just a few annotations mostly in pencil to margins.
In Two Volumes. Comprising a Brief Historical and Topographical Delineation of Every Town and Village; Together with Descriptions of the Residences of the Nobility and Gentry, Remains of Antiquity, and every other interesting object of Curiosity. Forming a Complete Guide for the Traveller and Tourist. Illustrated with 100 Engravings, including a map of the county. Small format. Brown leather binding, raised bands to spine, gilt tooled borders to front and rear, gilt title to spine. Volume I 1818, Volume II 1819. Re-backed with inscription to rear pastedown stating such. Vol I joints worn with split to top front edge of spine. Volume II Spine rubbed at edges and split at top and tail. Binding of both volumes is generally nice and tight. Bookplate to front pastedowns. A few scattered foxspots but contents generally nice and clean.
THE PLANTER'S KALENDAR OR THE NURSERYMAN'S & FORESTER'S GUIDE
Written by Walter Nicol; Edward Sang.
Stock no. 630511
Published by Archibald Constable And Company. 1812. Almost very good condition.
Or the Nurseryman's & Forester's Guide, in the Operations of the Nursery, the Forest, and the Grove. Three-quarter brown leather binding, blue marbled boards. Red title block to spine with gilt title. Two colour plus one b/w plate. Leather worn/split to spine edges but binding still tight. Bookplate to front pastedown. Scattered foxing throughout, heavy in places but still perfectly readable. All plates present. A decent copy of an antiquarian title.
MANUEL DES MARINS OU EXPLICATION DES TERMES DE MARINE TOME I & II
Written by Bourde.
Stock no. 818625
1773. Almost very good condition.
Sailors Handbook, explanation of the nautical terms. Two volumes bound as one. Calf leather binding, raised bands to spine, brown title label with gilt title to top of spine, gilt decoration between bands of spine. Marbled endpapers. Text in French. Leather boards marked, edges worn exposing board. Front and rear hinge pulled. Some annotation to verso of half-title page and index page. Text block a little marked. Some scattered foxing and margin marks as to be expected in a book almost 250 years old. A very nice copy of a scarce antiquarian book. Text in French.
According to the Present Practice; Being a Complete Guide to All Housekeepers on a Plan Entirely New Consisting of 38 Chapters. 12 b/w illustrations of Bills of Fare. Modern tan full leather binding with red title label and gilt title to spine. xx + 564 pages. Bookplate of Eleanor Lowenstein to front cover, the author of 'The Bibliography Of American Cookery Books 1742-1860'. First few pages are foxed at edges, light browning to contents which in general are very good indeed. In a very handsome binding.
THE HOUSEKEEPER'S INSTRUCTOR OR UNIVERSAL FAMILY COOK
Written by W.A. Henderson; Jacob Christopher Schnebbelie.
Stock no. 816823
Published by J. Stratford. 1805. Very good condition.
The Housekeeper's Instructor or Universal Family Cook. Being a Full and Clear Display of the Art of Cookery in all its Branches. To Which is Added the Complete Art of Carving. The 12th Edition, Corrected, Revised and Considerably Improved by Jacob Christopher Schnebbelie. 10 b/w plates plus two large folding plates. 448 pages + 16 pages index + 8 page booklist. In modern binding with dark blue leather spine, raised bands, brown title label, gilt title. Marbled boards and edges. Frontis and first few pages heavily browned else contents very good. In handsome modern binding. REDUCED FROM Â£220.
From the Earliest times to it's final incorporation into the Kingdom of England with notices of its Physical Geography, and Mineralwealth, and of the Religion and Literature, Laws, Customs, manners and Arts of the Welsh. Black leather spine and corners. Gilt title to spine. Marbled edges. 76 b/w plates (including illustrated title page). 608 pages. Book: all plates present. Front joint slightly split. Corners and spine edges worn. REDUCED FROM Â£150.
Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards: Preserved, by Tradition and Authentic Manuscripts, From Very Remote Antiquity; Never Before Published. To the Bardic Tunes are Added Variations for the Harp, Harpsichord, Violin or Flute: With a Select Collection of the Pennillion and Englynion, or, Epigrammatic Stanzas, Poetical Blossoms, and Pastoral Songs of Wales With English Translations. Likewise a General History of the Bards and Druids, From the Earliest Period to the Present Time: With an Account of Their Music and Poetry. To Which is Prefixed a Copious Dissertation on the Musical Instruments of the Aboriginal Britons. A New Edition Doubly Augmented and Improved. Large format. 13.5 x 9.5 inches. Full brown leather binding. Gilt titles, decorations and raised bands to spine. Marbled endpapers. B/w frontis after Loutherbourg. PLus one b/w plate of harps. viii + 183 pages including numerous pages of musical score. List of subscribers at front. Verso of frontis foxed. Some marks and browning to contents else generally clean. Board edges rubbed but overall a handsome copy.
Two volumes. Large format. Full brown leather binding, raised bands and gilt gilt decorations to spine. Gilt titles and decorations to front cover. All edges gilt. Numerous b/w steel engravings. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Canyons, Valleys, Cities and Other Picturesque Features of our Country. 12.5 x 10 inches. Book: all plates present. Damage to first two pages of Volume I, with slight loss. Dampstaining to corners of first 40 pages of Volume II else contents very good. Hinge of front board of Volume II slightly cracked. Edges a little worn.