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  • [Trinidad, British Guyana] British Possessions on the North West Coast of South America

    [Trinidad, British Guyana] British Possessions on the North West Coast of South America

    Stock No. 3211MS

    Maps of Trinidad and British Guyana surrounded by vignetted scenes.  Lithograph transferred from engraving by J. Dunlop for Fullarton’s Royal Illustrated Atlas, 1864.  Sheet 468 x 320 mm.  Original hand-colouring.  Stitching holes along extreme left-hand edge.

    £200.00
  • [various authors], ed. Vicesimus Knox et al: Elegant Extracts

    [various authors], ed. Vicesimus Knox et al: Elegant Extracts

    Stock No. 1046BS

    Elegant Extracts: Being a Copious Selection of Instructive, Moral, and Entertaining Passages, from the Most Eminent Prose Writers/from the Most Eminent British Poets/Elegant Epistles: Being a Copious Selection of Instructive, Moral, and Entertaining Letters, from the Most Eminent Epistolary Writers.  London, John Sharpe and Hector McLean, nd (but c. 1810), additional engraved title-page to each part (most volumes containing two parts).  Small 4º (125 x 80 mm.).  Thirteen volumes only (of eighteen).  This edition of this famous series was published in eighteen volumes, six of poetry, six of prose, and six of letters.  The present collection lacks five volumes, three of verse, one of prose and one of letters.  The volumes are distinguished by early 19C. morocco bindings of outstanding quality and condition, raised bands, spines gilt and lettered direct, upper and lower covers with multiple gilt fillets and blindstamping, board edges and inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt, grey endpapers; apart from a few minor faults and slight wear to some corners, in fine condition.  Bookplates of David P. Thompson.

    Vicesimus Knox (1752-1821), essayist and minister, headmaster of Tonbridge School, author of Essays Moral and Literary (1778) and Winter Evenings; or, Lucubrations of Life and Letters (1788); something of a controversial figure for his support for women’s rights and his pacifism.

    £350.00
  • [Wade, John]: A Treatise on the Police and Crimes of the Metropolis

    [Wade, John]: A Treatise on the Police and Crimes of the Metropolis

    Stock No. 1243BS

    London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1829 (sole edition).  8º (230 x 135 mm.), pp. xx, 389, [2] (publisher’s catalogue), untrimmed in publisher’s boards, paper spine and label.  Boards and spine a little worn but binding firm.  A little light foxing to endpapers but internally quite clean.  Scarce.

    £350.00
  • [West Africa]: Nigritia and Guinea; with the African Coast from Cape Blanco to Cape Lopo-Gonsalvez

    [West Africa]: Nigritia and Guinea; with the African Coast from Cape Blanco to Cape Lopo-Gonsalvez

    Stock No. 3182MS

    Miniature copper-engraved map, 1798, engraved by William Palmer for William Faden’s Atlas Minimus Universalis.  Image 101 x 120 mm., sheet 147 x 169mm.  Original hand-colouring.

    William Faden (1749-1836) was an important English cartographer and map-publisher of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, noted for the accuracy of his maps.  He was appointed Geographer to George III in 1783.

    £90.00
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