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The Winchester Psalter is justly famous for its prefatory miniature cycle, expanding across thirty-eight leaves as it sweeps through biblical history. A facsimile of folios 1-39 of Cotton MS Nero C. IV at the British Library, London. Large format, contains commentary volume and housed in publisher's solander case. Full red leather boards with gilt & green design, colour illustrations throughout. Commentary volume is bound in green cloth with gilt tiles. Limited Edition of 980. This is copy 55 of 980. A fine set contained in publisher's solander case in almost fine condition. Also contained in original packaging from Folio Society.
Edited by Stanley Wells. Very large format, includes a commentary volume, contained in solander case. Three-quarter bound in red goatskin leather, red marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Commentary volume is bound in red cloth. Limited Edition of 3750. This is copy 309 of 3750. A fine set contained in publisher's solander case in almost fine condition.
The 100th volume in the New Naturalist series. Leather bound edition to mark the 100th volume of the New Naturalist Library. Limited to 100 copies. All edges gilt. ISBN: 0007202431. SIGNED by author to special bookplate stuck to front endpaper. This is Copy No. 33. Slip case is still very good indeed - has a few marks.
Edited by Alan Brissenden. Very large format, includes a commentary volume, contained in solander case. Three-quarter bound in green goatskin leather, green marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Commentary volume is bound in green cloth. Limited Edition of 3750 numbered copies. This is copy 309 of 3750. A fine set in publisher's solander case.
Edited by Michael Neill. Very large format, includes a commentary volume, contained in solander case. Three-quarter bound in red goatskin leather, red marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Commentary volume is bound in red cloth. Limited Edition of 3750. This is copy 309 of 3750. A very nice set.
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.
Limited to 1,000 numbered copies, a facsimile of the definitive 1927 J M Dent edition. Bound in full Nigerian goatskin, gold blocked with the design of the 1927 edition. Printed on specially made paper with hand-made end papers and gilding on three edges. 624 pages, 11.75 inches x 9 inches. Includes a separate booklet with an essay by Professor Anthony S G Edwards. This is copy 212 of 1000. A beautiful set contained in publisher's solander case which has a couple of minor bumps to edges.
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.
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!
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).