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OBSERVATIONS ON THE COASTS OF HAMPSHIRE, SUSSEX, AND KENT
Written by William Gilpin.
Stock no. 2123312
Published by T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1804. Almost very good condition.

Brown marbled leather binding. Red title label to spine, with gilt title. Relative Chiefly To Picturesque Beauty: Made In The Summer of The Year 1774. Plates. Bumping and wear to spine and corners and cover edges. Scuffing to covers; some chipping. Front joint is a bit cracked. What looks like original receipt pasted to free front endpaper. Some page browning and light foxing.

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OBSERVATIONS ON THE RIVER WYE
Written by William Gilpin.
Stock no. 2123311
Published by R. Blamire. 1782. Good condition.

Full brown leather binding, gilt title and decorations to spine. Aquatint plates. And Several Parts of South Wales, &c. Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty; Made In The Summer of the Year 1770. Splitting to both sides of spine on covers; boards are still attached at stitching. Scuffing to covers, with wear. Chipping. Small name label to front pastedown. Some foxing and browning.

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ATLAS TO ALISON'S HISTORY OF EUROPE
Written by Alexander Keith Johnston.
Stock no. 1813985
Published by William Blackwood and Sons. 1855. Almost very good condition.

With a Concise Vocabulary of Military and Marine Terms. Oblong format. Leather spine & corners, raised bands to spine and gilt title. Marbled paper sides. All edges red. Frontis: Military Signs and Illustrations of Modern Fortification. 108 Battle-plans & Maps. An unusual item! Advertisement date is 1850, date to bottom edge of title page is MDCCCLV (1855). Spine & corners rubbed and worn with some fraying and loss of leather. Marbled sides scuffed. Joints starting to crack. Bookplate to front pastedown. Scattered foxspots to prelims and rear endpapers. Maps clean.

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A TOUR FROM ALSTON-MOOR TO HARROWGATE AND BRIMHAM CRAGS
Written by Thomas Pennant.
Stock no. 2122670
1804. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Binding is more modern than contents. Leather spine and corners. B/w plates. Printed by C. Mercier and Co. for John Scott. Wear and scuffing to spine and corners; some loss to leather surface. Some spotting to covers. Bookplate to front pastedown. Foxing and page browning. A few page margin tears. All plates present.

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AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CITY OF HEREFORD
Written by John Price.
Stock no. 2122666
1796. Very good condition.

Three-quarter burgundy leather, marbled boards and endpapers. With Some Remarks on the River Wye and the Natural and Artificial Beauties Contiguous to its Banks from Brobery to Wilton Embellished with Elegant Views, Plans etc. 7 b/w engraved plates. 262 pages. Printed by D. Walker. Contents are original; binding is more modern, with new endpapers. Some fading to leather on spine. Foxing and a bit of page browning. Damp corner marks to a couple of pages.

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THE TALE OF TWO BAD MICE
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1316343
Published by Frederick Warne; The Penguin Group. 1st 2004. Fine condition.

Limited Edition Cased Set, special numbered edition of 100 sets to commemorate the centenary of the first publication in 1904. Small format book with cream Italian leather and silver titles. 56 numbered pages, all edges gilt. With explanatory leaflet giving a brief biography of Beatrix Potter and the history of the publication of The Tale of Two Bad Mice. Contained in a blue hinged box with silver title and square onlay to front. Also includes a blue leather foil-blocked bookmark and 6 individual prints. ISBN: 0723249887. This is copy no. 59. Contained in original brown packaging box (with limitation details label to front) and 'leather' written in blue biro to front. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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THE TALE OF SQUIRREL NUTKIN
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1316342
Published by Frederick Warne; The Penguin Group. 1st 2003. Fine condition.

Limited Edition Cased Set, special numbered edition of 100 sets to commemorate the centenary of the first publication in 1903. Small format book with cream Italian leather and silver titles. 56 numbered pages, all edges gilt. With explanatory leaflet giving a brief biography of Beatrix Potter and the history of the publication of The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin. Contained in a brown hinged box with silver title and circular onlay to front. Also includes a brown leather foil-blocked bookmark and 6 individual prints. ISBN: 072324894X. This is copy no. 59. Contained in original brown packaging box (with limitation details label to front) and 'leather' written in blue biro to front. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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THE BRITISH ANGLER: OR A POCKET-COMPANION FOR GENTLEMEN-FISHERS
Written by John Williamson; et al.
Stock no. 2122549
1740. Good condition.

Leather binding. B/w frontis and some fold-out b/w plates. This book still has its original boards, but has a NEW spine and endpapers (recased). Scuffing and heavy wear, with a little loss to original covers. Some page browning and a little foxing. Lovely tight binding; where book has been rebacked.

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THE SURINAM ALBUM
Written by Julie Harvey. Illustrated by Maria Sybylla Merian.
Stock no. 1812675
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2006. Nearly fine condition.

Facsimile edition with introductory booklet in custom made clamshell box. 91 watercolour facsimiles from the Maria Sibylla Merian Collection in the British Museum. Maria Sibylla Merian was one of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries' great painters of plants and animals. Limited edition of 1000. A sturdy inner panel holds the commentary volume underneath. This is bound in green cloth and printed on high-quality white laid paper. Julie Harvey of the Entomology Library at the Natural History Museum has written a fascinating introduction to Merian's work, setting it in context and providing an overview of her life and times. Due to the size of this book, if posted, it will need to be sent via courier. Small scuff mark to top of rear board (minor). Else a beautiful copy. Copy No. 16 of 1000. Clam shell case is in fine condition. Contained in original packaging from the Folio Society - polystyrene (reinforced and repaired with brown tape) and cardboard box. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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YORKSHIRE PAST AND PRESENT (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Thomas Baines; Edward Baines.
Stock no. 2121939
Published by William Mackenzie. Very good condition.

A History and Description of the Three Ridings of the Great County of York, From the Earliest Ages to the Year 1870; With an Account of its Manufactures, Commerce and Civil and Mechanical Engineering by Thomas Baines, Including an Account of the Woollen Trade of Yorkshire by Edward Baines. 2 volumes complete. Large format. Leather spine and corners. Some fading and wear to leather on spine and corners. Wear and a little chipping also along edges, with fading. Some foxing and margin marks.

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SKELTON'S ETCHINGS OF THE ANTIQUITIES OF BRISTOL
Written by J. Skelton. Illustrated by Hugh O'Neill.
Stock no. 2121875
Published by J. Skelton. Circa 1825. Almost very good condition.

Very large format. Contemporary binding; Leather spine has raised bands and gilt title. Green covers. 56 b/w plates. Book has been rebound with leather spine, which has some fading and scuffing; wear to top and tail. Green covers, which have a few marks; top corner of front cover is bumped. New endpapers, which now have some browning/foxing. Original pages internally have foxing and some damp marking; chipping to edges of some pages.

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THE DECAMERON OF GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO
Written by Giovanni Boccaccio; Richard Aldington. Illustrated by John Buckland-Wright.
Stock no. 2121848
Published by Folio Society. 2007. Fine condition.

A limited edition of 1750 numbered copies, bound in red leather with a blocked design in gilt and green. Includes a booklet entitled 'The Happy Art of Narration' Readings of Boccaccio and the Decameron. B/w aquatints. Dark green ribbon page marker. Top edge gilt. Translated by Richard Aldington. This is Copy No. 683. Booklet is also in Fine condition. All contained in a green 'box' case, with gilt title to spine; in Fine condition. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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