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  • Blackstone, William; Christian, Edward (ed.): Commentaries of the Laws of England

    Blackstone, William; Christian, Edward (ed.): Commentaries of the Laws of England

    Stock No. 1167BS

    Twelfth edition, London, T. Cadell, 1793-5.  Four volumes, 8º (211 x 130 mm.), 1793, 1794, 1794, 1795, pp. iii, 485, [1]; 520, xix, [2]; 455, xxxv, [1]; x, 485, [1], with a frontispiece portrait to each volume plus nine other portraits (total thirteen) and a folding chart.  Bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, plain endpapers, smooth backs with morocco lettering-pieces. The bindings cracked at joints and rather worn but quite sound.  Internally very clean.  Early ownership signatures of Thomas Dale M.D. and John Pethybridge.

    The first Christian edition, distinguished from earlier editions by its series of fine copper-engraved portraits of judges, here all present.

    £400.00
  • Blake, William: Illustrations of the Book of Job

    Blake, William: Illustrations of the Book of Job

    Stock No. 1208BS

    Trianon Press, Paris, [1974].  Facsimile limited to 390 copies printed for sale in museums and exhibitions.  Folio (384 x 294 mm.).  Title-page and 21 plates loose as issued in buff wrapper.  Minor repair to spine of wrapper, otherwise fine.

    SOLD

    £0.00
  • Boscowitz, Arnold: Les Volcans

    Boscowitz, Arnold: Les Volcans

    Stock No. 1087BS

    Les Volcans et les Tremblements de Terre, Paris, Paul Ducrocq, nd (but c. 1866).  Royal 8º (266 x 175 mm.), pp. 602 [2], with 16 lithographs by Eugène Ciceri printed in colours and 40 wood engravings in the text.  Publisher’s morocco-backed pebble-grain cloth-covered boards, the spine gilt in compartments, raised bands, all edges gilt, signed by Lefilleul, white textured endpapers.  The slightest wear to corners and spine edges, otherwise a fine copy, internally fresh and clean, the plates bright and unfoxed.

    £170.00
  • Boyle, Eleanor Bere (“E.V.B.”): Ros Rosarum

    Boyle, Eleanor Bere (“E.V.B.”): Ros Rosarum

    Stock No. 1073BS

    Ros Rosarum ex Horto Poetarum.  Dew of the Ever-Living Rose Gathered from the Poets’ Gardens of many Lands by “E.V.B.”.  London, Elliot Stock, 1885.  8º (180 x 110 mm.), pp. xxvi, 274.  Printed on high-quality paper, untrimmed, title-page printed in red, illustrations in text.  Rebound in 20C. grey paper-covered boards, printed labels.  “E.V. Boyle” written in ink and small patch of offsetting on title-page, otherwise a fine copy.

    £40.00
  • Briggs, Thomas: Poverty, Taxation, and the Remedy

    Briggs, Thomas: Poverty, Taxation, and the Remedy

    Stock No. 1152BS

    [London, William Reeves] c. 1890.  8º (171 x 117 mm.), pp. iii-viii, xvi, 213, [1]; nothing before Contents at iii.  Bound by The Hansard Publishing Union, London, with its ticket, in full crimson morocco gilt, all edges gilt, spine with raised bands gilt in compartments and lettered direct, bevelled covers with double gilt fillets etc., inner dentelles gilt.  Fine.  “With the Author’s Compliments” in ink on flyleaf.

    The first section of preliminaries contains the Preface and Introduction reprinted from the second edition.  The second section contains a Preface to the third edition, which this volume seems to be, followed by tables and letters written by the author to Gladstone, etc.  The title-page was clearly never bound in, and it is also absent in the Yale and Cornell copies, and probably others as well, since there is often doubt about the date of publication and the title and imprint are sometimes derived from records of the second edition.  (The first, 1877, was entitled The Peacemaker, Free Trade, Free Labour, Free Thought etc.  The second was published in 1883/4.)  The latest date appearing in the preliminaries is 1890, and this volume appears to have been published soon thereafter, though it does not appear in the English Catalogue for 1890-97.  The page after 213 is unnumbered and consists of an article reprinted from a newspaper.

     

    £100.00
  • Britton, John: The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Salisbury

    Britton, John: The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Salisbury

    Stock No. 1163BS

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, etc., first edition, 1814.  Folio (345 x 260 mm.), pp. viii, 113, [1], plus 3 page publisher’s advert, (4º) at back.  Twenty-six copper engravings of the Cathedral, mostly by Le Keux after Mackenzie, five copper engravings of monuments, by or after Thomas Baxter, three small wood engravings in text, additional wood-engraved title-page, folding table of Bishops.  An untrimmed copy in publisher’s boards, paper label on upper cover, printed on fine quality wove watermarked 1806.  Rebacked and inner hinges strengthened with strong cream paper, original printed spine label retained.  Apart from some very occasional light foxing, an excellent fresh, crisp copy in fine condition, and scarce thus.

    £200.00
  • Brookes, R[ichard], the General Gazetteer, or Compendious Geographical Dictionary

    Brookes, R[ichard], the General Gazetteer, or Compendious Geographical Dictionary

    Stock No. 1007BS

    13th edition, London, 1807, printed for J. Johnson, etc.  8° (213 x 126 mm), xvi, unpaginated (c. 500), 8 copper-engraved folding maps as follows: double hemisphere (frontispiece), Africa, South America, North America, Asia, Europe, East Indies, West Indies.

    First published in 1762.  Brookes was a physician who published works on medicine, geography and angling.

    A nice copy bound in full contemporary tree-calf, raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece, plain endpapers, blue sprinkled edges.  An unusually well-preserved example of a typical full-calf binding of the period, corners a little worn but quite sound and strong.  Internally browning of the extremities of the endpapers,  and some very light browning and spotting to a couple of the other maps, but overall a very good clean unsophisticated copy.

    £300.00
  • Bruce, Rev. J. Collingwood:  The Roman Wall

    Bruce, Rev. J. Collingwood: The Roman Wall

    Stock No. 1020BS

    The Roman Wall.  A description of the Mural Barrier of the North of England.  Third edition.  London, Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1867.  Large 4º (286 x 220 mm.), pp. xiv, [i](list of plans), 466.  The standard 19C. work on Hadrian’s wall, profusely illustrated with lithographic plates, folding plans (including a hand-coloured plan of the geology of the area), and wood engravings in the text.  Printed on heavy paper.  A few spots of foxing here and there but generally clean.  Original buckram, gilt, superbly rebound with new morocco back and corners, raised bands, morocco lettering-piece.  Original green endpapers, hinges reinforced with cloth, with the author’s bookplate on front pastedown

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  • Buckler, John Chessell:  Views of the Cathedral Churches

    Buckler, John Chessell: Views of the Cathedral Churches

    Stock No. 1026BS

    Views of the Cathedral Churches of England and Wales with Descriptions, by John Chessell Bucker;  London, John Nichols and Son, 1822.  Large folio, 337 x 260 mm.  Contemporary marbled boards, skillfully rebacked and recornered in calf, inner hinges strengthened with cloth, raised bands, double lettering-pieces.  Unpaginated, 32 fine guarded etched plates by the author, who was the son of the artist and architect John Buckler.  A good copy of this scarce collection of large architectural etchings, impressive, spare and accurate.  Generally clean, though are few instances of minor foxing and the last plate (the second view of York Minster) more generally foxed.

    SOLD

    £0.00
  • Bunyan, John: The Pilgrim’s Progress

    Bunyan, John: The Pilgrim’s Progress

    Stock No. 1050BS

    The Pilgrim’s Progress in Two Parts by John Bunyan with Original Notes by the Rev. Thomas Scott Rector of Ashton Sandford, Bucks.  The Fourteenth Edition, Including the Poetry Hitherto Omitted. 8º,  Henry G. Bohn, London, 1862.  Pp. xxxvi, 476.  Steel-engraved portrait frontispiece and fifteen oval steel-engraved plates after Thomas Stothard.  Wood-engraved vignettes and capitals in the text.  A de-luxe production in the publisher’s neo-gothic full black morocco over bevelled boards, raised bands, ornately stamped in blind and gilt, all edges gilt and gauffered. Chocolate endpapers.  Printed on very high quality paper.

    This de-luxe treatment seems to have been reserved for this edition only.  Occasionally the binding is tan rather than black.  These books rarely survive in really good condition, but this example is uniformly fine apart from a few spots of the faintest foxing on the frontispiece and title page, and virtually unopened.  Unusual oval bookplate on front pastedown, monogram and legend below a dove, printed in blue and gold.

    £200.00
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