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A HISTORY OF ANCIENT TENURES OF LAND IN NORTH WALES AND THE MARCHES
Written by Alfred Neobard Palmer; Edward Owen.
Stock no. 2135439
Published by Alfred N. Palmer. 2nd 1910. Almost very good condition.
Green cloth. Second edition. 252 pages. Notes on the Common and Demesne Lands of the Lordship of Bromfield and of the Parts of Denbighshire and Flintshire Adjoining: And Suggestions for the Identification of Such Lands Elsewhere; Together with an Account of the Rise of the Manorial System in the Same Districts. Bumping and wear top spine and cover edges. Foxing and browning to prelims, endpapers and outer page edges. Joint next to half-title page is pulled. Page margin tears with some loss to page of index.
Comprising a topographical description of the several counties of Anglesey, Caernarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth, and Montgomery. To which is prefixed a review of the History of Britain from the Roman period to the Saxon Heptarchy. Interspersed with notes biographical and explanatory. Large format. Two volumes, leather spine & corners, three raised bands to spine, gilt title to label to spine. Marbled paper boards. B/w plates. Volume II binding appears to be a more modern binding than volume I. Both volumes expertly repaired, volume I has contemporary notes bound in at front. Some paper repair also. Address stamp to volume I title page (small). Foxing and dampstaining affecting plates as well as text mainly to volume II. Marbled paper boards of volume I are scuffed. Bindings of both volumes are nice and tight.
THE BEAUTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES VOL. X PARTS 1 - 5 (5 VOLUMES)
Written by Edward Wedlake Brayley.
Stock no. 2134981
Published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe. Circa 1810. Very good condition.
Leather spines and corners; raised bands to spines, with gilt titles; marbled boards. Many b/w plates. Leather spines have faded; browning to covers with some spotting. Page edge browning, with some foxing to pages internally from age. A few small page corners torn off. Overall still a very good set.
THE DREAM OF POLIPHILUS: FAC-SIMILES OF ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-EIGHT WOODCUTS
Written by J.W. Appell.
Stock no. 1822080
Published by Department Of Science And Art In Photo-Lithography. 1st thus 1888. Almost very good condition.
Woodcuts in "Poliphili Hypernatomcachia," Venice, 1499. With an introductory notice and descriptions by Appell. Originally published by Aldus in 1499. Large format. White cloth boards, title to front, no title to spine. Boards very grubby and browned. Front joint cracked, rear joint just starting to crack. Large bookplate to front pastedown. Rear hinge split from staple binding. Foxing to text pages and some minor pencil annotations, woodcut pages generally clean if slightly browned.
Tales and Dialogues for the Nursery. Smaller format. Leather spine and corners, marbled boards. Third edition. 2 volumes in one - 1843 + 1840. Engraved plates. Scuffing and wear to covers, some marks. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing and browning throughout, a few 'splash' marks to pages. Corner tips to a couple of pages appear to have been repaired.
THE DOG OF KNOWLEDGE; OR, MEMOIRS OF BOB, THE SPOTTED TERRIER
No author listed.
Stock no. 2134927
1809. Good condition.
Small format. Cloth spine, marbled boards. 140 pages. Supposedly written by Himself. By the author of Dick the Little Poney. Ink stamps to covers. Chipping and nicks to cover edges and spine. Foxing throughout. A few what appear to be damp marks. A reading copy!
ANECDOTES OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF LONDON DURING THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (2 VOLUMES)
Written by James Peller Malcolm.
Stock no. 2134926
Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees And Orme. 2nd 1810. Fair condition.
Including The Charities, Depravities, Dresses, and Amusements of the Citizens of London During That Period; With a Review of the State of Society In 1807. To which is added a sketch of the domestic architecture and of the various improvements in the Metropolis. Illustrated with 45 engravings. Second Edition. Cloth spine with paper title onlay. Blue boards. Volume II front cover and prelim pages are almost detached, some other pages are loose, where stitching is starting to come undone. Marks and heavy bumping and wear to cover edges. Some foxing and browning. Possibly good candidate for rebinding! At the moment, a reading set only.
Leather bindings, raised bands to spines, gilt titles. Random Recollections of the Lords and Commons. First Series, third edition. 3 of covers are detached, but still present. Heavy wear with scuffing to covers; some tears/chips and a little loss to spine. A few pages are paper taped in. Foxing and browning to pages, but contents are still very readable. A few margin nicks/tears. Working copies ONLY!
HEADS OF THE PEOPLE: PORTRAITS OF THE ENGLISH (4 VOLUMES)
Written by Douglas Jerrold; William Makepeace Thackeray; et al. Illustrated by Kenny Meadows.
Stock no. 2134923
Published by Robert Tyas. 1840. Good condition.
Second series in four volumes. Leather spines and corners, marbled boards. Drawn by Kenny Meadows, Engraved by Orrin Smith. Ex-library set with normal markings internally, bookplates and the like. Some repairs to joints. Volume 4 has front board LOOSE, but still present. Uneven fading and scuffing to covers - some chips. Volume 3 front board is nearly detached. Foxing and browning to pages throughout. A good reading set only.
THE NEW WONDERFUL MUSEUM, AND EXTRAORDINARY MAGAZINE VOL. V
Written by William Granger; James Caulfield.
Stock no. 2134922
Published by Alex Hogg. 1807. Good condition.
Being a complete repository of all the wonders, curiosities, and rarities of nature and art. Maroon leather spine and corners, gilt title to spine. Marbled paper sides. 24 plates. Large split to leather spine at front edge. Heavy wear and scuffing to leather and rest of covers - some chipping. Bookplate to front pastedown. Inscription in ink to free front endpaper. Damp marks to some pages. Foxing and browning. Some page margin tears (pages 2509-2511). Pencil annotations to a couple of pages. A working copy only!
O FUL, TRU, UN PERTIKLER OKEAWNT O BWOTH WAT AW SEED UN WAT AW YERD, WE GOOIN TOO TH' GREYT EGGSHIBISHUN
No author listed. Illustrated by F.J. Sheilds.
Stock no. 2134921
Published by Wrigley Un Son. 3rd 1856. Good condition.
Blue cloth with gilt titles and blind decorations. This book is written in the Lancashire Dialect! B/w illustrations. 3rd edition. Bumping and wear to cover edges and corners. Some scuffing and marking. Some pencil annotations and margin marks. Musty odour to book.
A SURVEY OF THE CITIES OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER, AND THE BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK (2 VOLUMES)
Written by John Stow; John Strype.
Stock no. 2134858
Published by W. Innys And J. Richardson. 1754. Fair condition.
Very large, heavy format. Leather spines and corners; marbled boards. Containing the Original, Antiquity, Increase, Present State and Government of those Cities, written at first in the year 1698 by John Stow. Corrected, Improved and very much Enlarged in the year 1720 by John Strype. Illustrated with exact maps of the city and suburbs and all of the Wards; and, likewise, of the Out-Parishes of London and Westminster, and the Country ten miles round London. Together with many fair Draughts of the most Emiment Buildings. Sixth Edition. Heavy wear and some loss of colour to leather spine and corners; chipping. A couple of splits to spines. Scuffing to covers. Small white labels to bottom left hand corners of front covers. Foxing and browning; some pages have chipping/bookworm holes. Musty odour to both volumes (From age). A few pages are detached, or almost detached, but loosely inserted. Over 90% of the plates have been removed and page 21/22 of Volume 2 is missing as well (probably accidentally removed when a plate was removed).