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SOCIETY IN LONDON
Written by T.H.S. Escott.
Stock no. 1820469
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1st 1885. Good condition.

Top half of boards red floral cloth and gilt title to spine, lower half is dull brown. Green floral endpapers. Boards stained and title faded. Top edge of spine frayed. Spine cocked. Joints cracked. Hinges pulled. A few margin marks.

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A MONTH IN LONDON
Written by Jeffrey Tayler.
Stock no. 2133865
Published by Harvey And Darton. 1st 1832. Good condition.

The American Mr. Hazelford voyages across the Atlantic to "inform himself of the real progress of England in the grand improvements of the age". Author is Jeffrey Taylor although no author named. Small format. Dark green cloth, gilt title and decoration to spine. Frontis and illustrated title page plus 4 other b/w plates. 182 pages plus booklist. Rebacked with original spine covering laid down. New endpapers. Corners bumped and worn. Covers slightly marked. Foxing to frontis and title page. Some foxing to contents, mainly to margins. Pages lightly browned. A few corner tips creased.

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ADVENTURES OF A YORKSHIRE FARMER AND HIS SCAPEGRACE NEVVY
Written by Timothy Goorkrodger.
Stock no. 2133863
Published by F.M. Fetherston. Circa 1885. Good condition.

The adventures of a Yorkshire farmer in London. Brown cloth spine, green boards. Text in dialect. 144 pages. Boards worn at edges with loss of paper covering at corners. Lower corner tip lost from rear cover. Tear to gutter between index and first page. Spine has a couple of black marks. Pages browned.

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LONDON IN 1838
Written by No Author; An American.
Stock no. 2133861
Published by Samuel Colman. 1st 1839. Very good condition.

A visitor's guide to the capital. Small format. Dark blue boards, gilt title to front cover. 8 b/w plates each with two engraved views. 208 pages plus booklist. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Spine slightly faded. Faint name and date to rear endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and prelims. Plates lightly browned. Some light foxing to contents else clean.

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LONDON UP TO DATE
Written by George Augustus Sala.
Stock no. 2133854
Published by Adam & Charles Black. 1895. Good condition.

Essays describing scenes and characters by 'an authority on London streets'. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, red titles and decorations to front cover. 378 pages. Spine faded and worn with tear in cloth at top. Corners bumped and rubbed. A few faint marks to covers. Newspaper cutting featuring Sala stuck to front pastedown. Endpapers foxed. Pages lightly browned.

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ODDITIES OF LONDON LIFE
Written by Paul Pry.
Stock no. 2133851
Published by E.L. Carey And A. Hart. 1st 1838. Fair condition.

Small format. Brown cloth spine and boards. 212 pages. Most of title label worn from spine. Boards worn with some pen marks to rear cover. Pencil annotation to rear endpaper. Front joint split but cover holding. Front endpapers soiled. Foxing throughout. Reasonable condition for age.

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GILES'S TRIP TO LONDON
Written by James Spilling.
Stock no. 2133849
Published by Jarrold & Sons. Circa 1872. Almost very good condition.

A Farm Labourer's First Peep At The World, written in humorous dialect, by 'The Village Schoolomaster', pseudonym for James Spilling. Small format. Grey cloth, gilt titles, decorative front cover. Leaf patterned endpapers. B/w illustrations. 145 pages. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Endpapers and pages lightly browned with occasional light margin marks.

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THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST. ALBAN'S
Written by J.W. Comyns Carr. Illustrated by Ernest George; R. Kent Thomas.
Stock no. 2133765
Published by Seeley, Jackson and Halliday. 1877. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Grey cloth with gilt titles and black decorations. B/w etchings and vignettes by George and Thomas. Gilt to spine has faded. Small splits/nicks/fraying to cloth at top and tail of spine. Also wear to cover edges; a few knocks and nicks. Foxing and marks throughout, some hinges / gatherings are pulled.

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ROBERT DICK GEOLOGIST & BOTANIST
Written by Samuel Smiles.
Stock no. 1820167
Published by John Murray. 1st 1878. Almost very good condition.

Green cloth, gilt titles to spine. Portrait frontis of Dick plus numerous b/w engravings. Cr 8vo. 432pp plus index. Edges of boards lightly rubbed. Front pastedown marked where a bookplate once was. Some hinges pulled. Some scattered foxing to contents.

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A HISTORY OF BRITISH MOLLUSCA, AND THEIR SHELLS (4 VOLUMES)
Written by Edward Forbes; Sylvanus Hanley.
Stock no. 2133307
Published by John Van Voorst. 1st 1853. Almost very good condition.

Leather spines and corners. Maroon title blocks to spines, gilt titles. Marbled outer page edges and endpapers. 203 hand-coloured plates. Bookplates of 'The Wheelton hind Collection 1920' to front pastedown of each book. Rear join at rear of Volume 1 (on outside); leather has split, but still holding together well. Some scuffs and chips of leather spines and corners. Foxing to prelims of books; some margin marks; page browning. Hand-coloured illustrations are still nice and bright.

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PREHISTORIC MAN AND BEAST
Written by H.N. Hutchinson. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1819575
Published by Smith, Elder & Co.. 1st 1896. Almost very good condition.

Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front. 10 b/w plates. xxii and 298 pages including index. Top & tail of spine rubbed with slight fraying and loss of cloth, spine lightly browned. Bookplate to front pastedown. Some scattered foxspots and pencil annotation to margins. All plates present.

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A CLASSIFIED INDEX TO THE TRANSACTIONS, PROCEEDINGS, AND QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON
Written by G. Wareing Ormerod.
Stock no. 1819484
Published by Taylor & Francis. 1st 1858. Almost very good condition.

Including all the memoirs and notices to the end of 1855. Cloth boards, gilt title to spine, blind decoration to boards. vi and 149 pages. Spine faded, boards marked. Dedication from 'the author' to front pastedown. Tear to lower edge of front joint. Rear endpaper is creased. Last blank page has lower corner torn away. Top corner crease to contents. A few small scattered foxspots.

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