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'To the Editor of The Christian Observer'
Author: NEWMAN, John Henry Year: 1821
Publisher: John Hatchard Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

viii, pp 1-400 John Henry Newman's first academic publication which was printed in May 1821 when he broke down during his final exams at Trinity College, Oxford, in the journal, The Christian Observer...

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'Zur Theorie des Gesetzes der Energieverteilung...
Author: PLANCK, Max; Arthur König [editor] Year: 1900
Publisher: Johann Ambrosius Barth Dust Jacket: No
Place: Leipzig Signed: No

pp 237-245. The first appearance of Planck's Quantum Theory in which he stated that 'energy is not continuous but is released in small, discrete, indivisible units which he called quanta'. Planck's pa...

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13 Almanacks: A Bound Collection for 1725
Author: POOR ROBIN; Edmund Weaver, Richard Saunder, William Andrews, Francis Moore, Henry Coley etc Year: 1725
Publisher: A Wilde; J Roberts; J Davis; Thomas Wood; Henry Parker, W Bowyer etc Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Beautifully bound collection of a dozen almanacs with vellum markers protruding from the foreedge in a red goatskin binding with George I's initials to the corners of the boards, all edges gilt. The h...

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1866 Albumen Photograph Album: Norwich, Durham etc
Author: PHOTOGRAPHERS Year: 1866
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Norwich, Durham etc Signed: No

Album of 1866 albumen photographs in a presentation album with a mock-medieval illuminated title page inscribed 'Photographs EMHA from MN 1866'. Octavo sized album, half roan over cloth, binding rubbe...

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A Collection of the Public General Statutes
Author: N/A Year: 1807
Publisher: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, London, 1807. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. pp 578 A bound folio of 78 Acts of Parliament from the second session of the 1807 Parliament, including an Act 'p...

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A Free Address to Protestant Dissenters
Author: PRIESTLEY, Joseph Year: 1768
Publisher: J Johnson Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 64 [2] adverts. Priestley pamphlet including the final advertisement leaf which promises still further publications by this prolific writer to include his Chart of Biography. Small Dutch institutio...

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A List of the Flag Officers [1837] N
Author: N/A Year: 1837
Publisher: W Clowes and Sons Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 389 [1] The 1837 edition of this reference work in original publisher's binding with an inserted note at page 17 on the notepaper of the Commander in Chief's Office, Mediterranean, blind stamped wi...

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A Series of Prints
Author: Mrs Sarah Trimmer Year: 1828
Publisher: Baldwin and Cradock, for N Hailes (T C Hansard) Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[4] [64 full page engravings] The uncommon 1828 edition of Sarah Trimmer's sequence of instructive juvenile engravings from English history. The book is bound in full grain roan, flat backed with 'Tri...

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An Introduction to the True Astronomical Lectures
Author: KEILL, John Year: 1730
Publisher: Bernard Lintot Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[6] xviii, pp 396 [12] index [8] book adverts. Panelled calf, Cambridge-style binding, rebacked to style with new red morocco spine label, paper reinforcement to inner hinges, speckled edges, internal...

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Books of the Nineties with an Introduction
Author: JACKSON, Holbrook; Elkin Mathews Year: 1930
Publisher: Elkin Mathews Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 124 Finely rebound example of this landmark bookseller's catalogue with the illustrated wrappers bound in, featuring Beardsley's pen and ink drawing for the Catalogue of Leonard Smithers (offered f...

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Brussels Conference Relative: African Slave Trade
Author: N/A Year: 1892
Publisher: His Majesty's Stationery Office Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 82 Treaty on the African slave trade signed at Brussels, July 2, 1890 printed in French and English (Treaty Series No 7) and presented to Parliament as an Act with the 'intention of putting to an e...

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Cahiers de la Quinzaine [Doves Bindery]
Author: PEGUY, Charles, Emile Zola [Thomas James Cobden Sanderson] Year: 1901
Publisher: Imprimerie de Suresnes Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris, France Signed: No

pp 72 Doves bindery expertise applied to a French periodical with excellent provenance recorded on the first blank: 'This is bound at the Doves Bindery. Hammersmith, bought from A. Cooper. Bookseller ...

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Choice Masterpieces of Korin and Kenzan
Author: MURAYAMA, Jungo - Korin, Kenzan Year: 1906
Publisher: Published by The Kokka Company, Tokyo Dust Jacket: No
Place: 1906 Signed: No

Finely produced collection of woodblock images printed by Tamura for the Kokka Company. An excellent copy in decorative cloth covered boards with string ties and a Japanese title, bright and attractiv...

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De Arte Voluntatis [inscribed - Balduinus de Gaule
Author: NIEREMBERG, Juan Eusebio [Balduinus de Gaule] Year: 1639
Publisher: Sumptibus Natalis Caroli Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris Signed: No

Presentation copy from Balduinus de Gaule of this Paris printing of the work of the Spanish Jesuit, Nieremberg. Deaccessioned from the library of Ampleforth Abbey this seventeenth century Jesuitical w...

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De La Misere en Milieu Etudiant
Author: MUSTAPHA, Khayati Year: 1966
Publisher: Terrel Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris, France Signed: No

Situationist pamphlet from the heart of Parisian radical politics considering the misery of students in 'ses aspects economique, politique, pyschologique, sexuel et notamment intellectuel'. Produced a...

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De Vitis Excellentium Imperatorum
Author: NEPOS, Cornelius; Nicolaus Courtin Year: 1729
Publisher: J Roberts; J & B Sprint; D Midwinter Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp [2] iv; xi [13] pp173; lxvii. 1729 edition bound in beautiful mottled calf with speckled edges to the text block, ownership signature of 'H Whitmore' to the final pastedown. A very little wear at t...

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Dieppe Raid Vintage Photograph Album
Author: N/A [Philip Foster] Year: 1942
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Dieppe/ Ghent Signed: No

[8x5cm] Collection of 1950s vintage photos of Operation Jubilee, the disastrous Dieppe raid in August 1942. 14 photographs of the raid are housed in a small '50s style photo album with a Gent booksell...

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Diotimas Liebeslider [inscribed]
Author: MORET, Norbert [Colin Davis] Year: 1987
Publisher: Norbert Moret Dust Jacket: No
Place: Lucerne, Switzerland Signed: No

'A Sir Colin Davis cordialement Norbert Moret, Londres 20 Octobre 1990', presentation copy of this very large spiral bound score from the composer Norbert Moret. This composition for the fiftieth anni...

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Edinburgh Star [Newspaper - 64 issues & 10 Others]
Author: N/A Year: 1816
Publisher: Aikman etc Dust Jacket: No
Place: Edinburgh Signed: No

1816 Edinburgh newspaper collection of 64 issues of the Edinburgh Star newspaper together with single 1816 issues of the Edinburgh Evening Courant, Edinburgh Weekly Chronicle, Edinburgh Correspondent ...

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Field Paths and Green Lanes [autograph letter]
Author: JENNINGS, Louis J Year: 1878
Publisher: John Murray Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 494; pp 32 adverts. A most interesting copy of Jennings' memoir of walking in Surrey and Sussex which has been annotated by the owner in the light of a letter, laid into the book, from 1881 sent by...

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Five Illustrated William Morris Catalogues
Author: MORRIS, William [Arthur Edward Harvey] Year: 1912
Publisher: William Morris Company Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

A collection of five beautifully illustrated William Morris & Company catalogues requested by and sent to Arthur Edward Harvey, architect and industrial designer in 1920. All are pre-war printings...

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Geographia, Emendata et Locupletata [with maps]
Author: PERIEGETES, Dionysius; Edward Wells Year: 1704
Publisher: E Theatro Sheldoniano - Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford Dust Jacket: No
Place: Oxford Signed: No

[8] pp 120,113-116 [8] pages; 16 maps. Edward Wells' 1704 Periegetes complete with 16 maps including 'America Septentrionalis Tabula' and 'America Australis Tabula'. Contemporary panelled calf with pr...

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How the British Won India
Author: PIMBLETT, W Year: 1895
Publisher: J S Virtue Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 244 [4] adverts. Handsomely produced late imperial propaganda found here in unusually fresh condition. A pair of valiant red coats adorn the cover, one of them fallen in combat; bevelled boards, de...

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Hyperion: A Romance by Henry W Longfellow
Author: KEATS, John; Francis Frith Year: 1868
Publisher: Alfred William Bennett Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

The 1868 'One Guinea' edition of Francis Frith's illustrated version of Hyperion, complete with twelve original photographs. Publisher's bevel edged boards with faded gilt decoration; all edges gilt; ...

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Isokratous Logoi kai epistolai.Isocratis Orationes
Author: ISOCRATES [translated by] Hieronymous Wolf Year: 1686
Publisher: John Hayes Dust Jacket: No
Place: Cambridge Signed: No

[12] pp 639 [45] The Cambridge 1686 edition of Isocrates in an unusually pleasing contemporary English calf binding. The spine is divided into six richly gilt compartments with raised bands and entire...

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L Coelii Lactantii Firmiani Opera, Quae Extant
Author: Lactantius Year: 1652
Publisher: Ex Officina Petri Leffen Dust Jacket: No
Place: Lugduni Batavorum - Leiden Signed: No

xvi] pp 670, [30] index. The first Leiden edition of Lactantius from 1652. Presumably a late seventeenth century import from Leiden into England the book is bound in contemporary English sheep which a...

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Le Jardin D'Amour Où est Enseigné une Maitress
Author: LAMBERT, Jacques Antoine Year: 1780
Publisher: Unknown Dust Jacket: No
Place: [Paris] [?] Signed: No

pp 36 Unrecorded imprint of this French manual for lovers, particularly addressing 'la Méthode et Adresse pour bien entretenir une Maîtresse'. Chapbook-style publication without imprint, dogearred...

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Le Triomphe de la Croix [dedication copy]
Author: LEVESQUE, Catherine [Marie-Therese d'Autriche] Year: 1668
Publisher: Pierre de Bresche; Jacques de Laize-de Bresche Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris Signed: No

The dedication copy bound and dedicated to the Queen of France, Marie-Therese d'Autriche the wife of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Sumptuous full red morocco, all edges gilt, with inner dentelles and marbl...

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Letters on the Elements of Botany
Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau Year: 1785
Publisher: B White Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

xxiv, [1] pp 2-503 [1] [28] Index [folding table opposite page 115] The first English edition of Rousseau's Letters on the Elements of Botany comprising eight translated letters by the philosopher fol...

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Low-Life: Or One Half of the World Knows Not How
Author: LEGG, Thomas Year: 1764
Publisher: John Lever Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[frontispiece] viii, pp 103 [1] advert. Scarce third edition of this mid eighteenth century piece of low-life literature with a conscious nod to Hogarth. Good looking half tan sheep binding over marbl...

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Methode Curative de La Disenterie
Author: N/A Year: 1771
Publisher: Imprimerie de Leurs Excellences Dust Jacket: No
Place: Berne Signed: No

pp 18 A curative response to the outbreak of dysentery in Berne in the 1760s with a suggestion for a drug regimen and 'Regime de vie des malades'. Printed papers wrappers with marbled paper reinforcem...

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Michelin Carte de France au 200,000 - a boxed set
Author: MICHELIN Year: 1965
Publisher: Michelin Dust Jacket: No
Place: France Signed: No

Leather cased set of maps of France at a scale of 1/200,000 dating from the early 1970s. Numbered with leather tabs from 51-86 (complete) with additional maps for Corsica (90) and Environs de Lyons (9...

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Nixon's Cheshire Prophecy at Large [Sammelband]
Author: NIXON, Robert; John Collier; Tim Bobbin; Year: 1719
Publisher: James Roberts; Sowler and Russell; The Booksellers; Dust Jacket: No
Place: Manchester & London Signed: No

[4 Manchester pamphlets & Map] [4] pp 5-32; pp xii; pp 66; pp 74, viii. A collection of Manchester pamphlets, concluding with an early printing of Nixon's Cheshire Prophecy from 1719. The collecti...

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Particulars and Conditions of Sale - Chelmsford
Author: N/A Year: 1909
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: Essex Signed: No

Bound volume containing around 30 printed particulars and conditions of sale for a variety of properties, land and homes in Essex from the first decade of the twentieth century. Locations include Chel...

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Poems by Mrs. Opie [Charles R Bignold's Copy]
Author: OPIE, Amelia Year: 1808
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[frontispiece] iv, pp 188. Excellent Norwich association copy owned by Charles Robert Bignold with his armorial bookplate on the marbled endpaper and on the paste-down opposite the book label of 'Mr J...

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Portraits and Memoirs [Collection Engravings]
Author: LODGE, Edmund, Goldar, J Taylor Year: 1828
Publisher: William Nicol, Shakespere Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

95 engraved portraits originally issued in fascicules by Edmund Lodge, found here bound in Victorian half cloth over marbled boards. The original title of the magazine has been laid down on the upper ...

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Sämmtliche Werke
Author: Jean Paul Year: 1861
Publisher: G Reimer Dust Jacket: No
Place: Belin, Germany Signed: No

34 volumes in 12 handsomely bound sturdy blue buckram volumes with gilt spine lettering and speckled edges. The bindings are about very good with a little wear to extremities; internally the text is n...

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Science of Pattern Construction for Garment Makers
Author: POOLE, B W Year: 1927
Publisher: New Era Publishing Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 440 'Standard Textbook for Merchant Tailors, Clothing Manufacturers, Pattern-cutters, Designers...' bound in half burgundy pebbled roan over red buckram, rubbing to edges and staining to cloth. Wit...

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Symphony No. 1 [Colin Davis' Score]
Author: KNUSSEN, Oliver [Colin Davis] Year: 1967
Publisher: International Music Companny Ltd Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Colin Davis' full score of Knussen's first symphony written when the composer was just 15 and ‘Commissioned by Rediffusion Television Limited’. The title page notes that the work was composed betw...

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The Annals of Yorkshire [serial publication]
Author: Joseph Johnson Year: 1864
Publisher: Joseph Johnson Dust Jacket: No
Place: Leeds Signed: No

Nos 10-20 Eleven individual volumes from the Leeds periodical publication of Mayhall's Yorkshire Annals, comprising the last issue of what would become volume I of the book and all ten issues which ma...

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The Book of Common Prayer
Author: N/A Year: 1772
Publisher: T Wright and W Gill, Printers to the University Dust Jacket: No
Place: Oxford Signed: No

A prettily bound octavo Book of Common Prayer in contemporary crimson sheep with gilt decoration, marbled endpapers and gilt, if faded, edges. The 1775 ownership signature of 'Eliz. Wharton Old Park' ...

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The Burnley Tune-Book, a New Manual
Author: N/A Year: 1875
Publisher: F Pitman Dust Jacket: No
Place: London [Burnley, Lancashire] Signed: No

pp 330 A very respectable copy of the Burnley collection of hymn tunes, chants, kyries and glorias, with an introduction dated 1875 explaining that the book was published as a response to 'the rapid s...

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The Heckmondwike Herald
Author: N/A Year: 1940
Publisher: The Heckmondwike Herald Dust Jacket: No
Place: Heckmondwike Signed: No

An original full-size wooden newspaper hoarding with the Heckmondwike Herald poster from Friday May 24th 1940 still present. The hoarding which was handed down by the family which owned the newspaper...

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The New Sphinx An Elegant Collection
Author: N/A Year: 1832
Publisher: Thomas Tegg [printed by] Balne, Gracechurch Street Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[frontispiece] pp 144 Rare Regency period collection of 'Enigmas, Charades, Rebusses, Logographs, Anagrams, Conundrums &c. &c.' dated to 1832 in the sole institutional copy at the British Libr...

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The Newes Published for Satisfaction & Information
Author: L'Estrange, Roger [editor] Year: 1665
Publisher: Richard Hodgkinson Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 305-320 (Qq1-Rr4) Number 36 of Roger L'Estrange's news sheet from May 11, 1665, much preoccupied with the second Anglo-Dutch war. Comprising two quarto quires, this is a single issue of L'Estrange'...

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The Progress of the Pilgrim Good-Intent
Author: Mary Ann Burges Year: 1803
Publisher: John Hatchard Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

viii, pp 1-191 [1] Adverts. A sequel to The Pilgrim's Progress which has been inscribed on the endpaper by the author to her friend: 'A Elliott from the Author'. Mary Ann Burges and Anne Elliot were p...

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The Stately Homes of England. Illustrated
Author: JEWITT, Llewellyn, S C Hall Year: 1881
Publisher: Reeves and Turner Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

The two volume edition of Jewitt and Hall's Stately Homes of England in a very attractive green gilt cloth binding. The books are very good with bright cloth and decorations and all edges gilt. There ...

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The Trend of Petroleum Production
Author: MILNER, Henry B Year: 1927
Publisher: The Mining Magazine Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

A signed offprint by the mining and petroleum expert Henry B Milner. The author has dedicated the pamphlet in the top corner of the front cover: 'A H Wells Esq BSc. With the Author's Compliments'. I...

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Ville De Bruxelles Des Paratonnerres a Pointes
Author: Louis Henri Frederic Melsens Year: 1877
Publisher: Hayez Dust Jacket: No
Place: Bruxelles, Brussels Signed: No

pp 158 [19 plates] A study of Brussels' lightning conductors dating from 1877 with 19 plates. The book is in stiff, printed covers with old tape reinforcement to the edges. An additional article by Me...

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White Satin-Silk Playbill for 1808 Lincoln Benefit
Author: MEXBOROUGH, Earl of; John Savile; Mr Waldegrave & Mr Hastings [Shakespeare] Year: 1808
Publisher: John Drury Dust Jacket: No
Place: Lincoln Signed: No

14x20cm White satin-silk playbill with crimson silk border for a benefit performance given in Lincoln at the behest of the city's MP the Earl of Mexborough, John Savile, for the actors 'Mr Waldegrave ...

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Works of Fancy & Imagination [10 Volumes]
Author: MACDONALD, George Year: 1871
Publisher: Strahan & Co [printed by] Bradbury and Evans Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Ten volume first 1871 edition prettily bound in bright green cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt, all edges of the text block also gilt. A bright set, toning to spine and a few marks to spines and b...

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