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THE BEAUTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES VOL XV PARTS 1 & 2 (2 VOLUMES)
Written by John Britton; J. Norris Brewer; J. Hodgson; F.C. Laird.
Stock no. 2134641
Published by J. Harris. 1814. Almost very good condition.
Brown leather spines and corners; raised bands to spines, gilt titles; marbled covers. Part 1 - Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Part 2 - Wiltshire and Westmorland. 30 and 23 plates respectively. Spines have varying degrees of fading (Part 1 is more faded). Browning to covers. Foxing and browning throughout.
Containing his Life in London, or, A True Picture of the British Metropolis. Second Volume only but complete in itself. An imitation of Egans's 'Life in London'. Full leather, burgundy title blocks and gilt titles with Raised bands to spine. 16 hand-coloured plates. Boards heavily rubbed and scuffed, corners worn. Front and rear hinge cracked but the binding is nice and tight. Foxing throughout. All plates present.
Illustrated by Eighteen Bird's-Eye Vies of the Principal Streets. Also a Map Showing its Chief Suburbs and Environs. Revised and Enlarged. Ex-library with usual library labels and markings. All illustrations and map present. A very neat copy. Musty odour present.
Second Edition. Abridged from the original by Richard Johnson. Entertaining and practical lessons in manners, masculinity, and class politics. Small format. Green leather spine, marbled boards. 4 b/w engravings. Boards are heavily scuffed and edge-worn with loss of surface paper at edges. Spine is creased. Contemporary inscription in ink to free front endpaper dated 1803. Large dampstain to endpapers. 'Cooper' handwritten to title page. Binding tight. Contents browned with age.
Third Edition. Edited by MA Jevons who is the eldest daughter of William Roscoe best known as one of England's first abolitionists. This book is dedicated to his grandson. Small format. Dark lilac cloth with stamped design to front and rear board, title to spine is Poetry and Prose with floral design. B/w illustrations. All edges gilt. Spine browned, worn to top. Erasure marks to front endpapers. One hinge pulled, binding is tight. The odd small foxspot.
THE NEW WONDERFUL MUSEUM, AND EXTRAORDINARY MAGAZINE VOL. II
Written by William Granger; James Caulfield.
Stock no. 1821829
Published by Alex Hogg. 1804. Fair condition.
Being a complete repository of all the wonders, curiosities, and rarities of nature and art. Three-quarter leather binding (spine and corners), raised bands to spine and gilt title and tooling. Marbled paper sides. Marbled endpapers and text block. Embellished with 24 elegant copper-plates. Top & tail of spine worn with slight loss. Rear board detached. 21 plates present of the 24 called for. Contents browned and stained - some places heavier than others. Musty odour present due to age.
Blue cloth spine with white title label. Brown paper boards. 192 pages. Spine browned, title label worn with loss. Boards scuffed and worn at corners. Foxing mainly to endpapers but also a few to contents. Front endpaper is creased.
A Description of the Most Remarkable Buildings and Curiosities in the British Metropolis. Small format. Red cloth spine, plain boards. 66 b/w copper-plate engravings. Top & tail of spine worn, base of spine frayed. Boards grubby and illustrations/titles faded. corners worn. Text block browned with slight shave to lower edge (not affecting contents. Endpapers missing. Contemporary name in ink to top of title page. Joints cracked. 2 pages of plates (6 plates) missing. Top 1.5" of introduction page missing (cut out). Contents are stained and grubby, some damp staining.
RURAL SCENES: OR, A PEEP INTO THE COUNTRY. FOR YOUTH
Written by Ann Taylor.
Stock no. 1821826
Published by R. Yorke Clarke And Co.. 8th 1948. Almost very good condition.
Small format. Eighth edition. A book of childrens rhymes. Green cloth boards, gilt titles and vignette to front. 87 b/w engravings. Covers browned and stained. Contemporary inscription in ink to front endpaper. Contents browned and a few grubby marks.
Red cloth, gilt title to spine. vi + 423 pages. B/w illustrations. Spine browned and worn. Cover stained. Joints cracked showing webbing. Light foxing to contents. Some fingermarks and other grubbiness to page margins. The plan of The West View of Launceston Castle is torn.
Brown leather spine and corners; raised bands to spine; gilt title; marbled boards. 27 b/w plates. Spine is faded with a few marks. Browning and foxing to covers and pages internally.
Brown leather spine and corners. Raised bands, gilt title to spine. Marbled boards and endpapers. Includes Devonshire and Dorsetshire. 29 b/w plates. 560 pages + booklist. Spine is faded; a few scuffs. Browning and foxing to covers and pages internally.