Social History

ABRAHAM, MAY & BURROWS, ROLAND: The Law relating to Factories and Workshops (Abraham & Davies). Part 1 A Practical Guide. Part 2 Acts relating to. Sixth Edition.

Item No. 19058

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1908. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 627-pages. Original grained green cloth; a truly excellent sharp copy. 


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ALMANACK: The Royal Kalendar or a Complete and Correct Annual Register for England. Scotland, Ireland, and America for the Year 1803.

Item No. 17492

London: for J.Debret, 1803. 8vo (6 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches), 360-pages. Contemporary sheep, very dry and very rubbed, hinges cracked but holding, lacks front free endpaper, margins of title browned. Piece torn from fore-margin of title without loss.


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ALMANACK: The Royal Kalendar or a Complete and Correct Annual Register for England. Scotland, Ireland, and America for the Year 1795. Bound with Rider's British Merlin for the same year.


London: for J. Debret, & (for the Rider) The Company of Stationers, 1795. Small 8vo, pp: iv:60 (the calendar leaves printed in red & black):293. Contemporary full red calf, spine gilt in compartments, metal clasps, 1 missing. Vertical crack down centre of spine thus the two halves of the volume are now attached by two cords only.Cardamus Rider's British Merlin comprises Notes on Husbandry, Fairs, Marts, & High Roads.


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AMELOT DE LA HOUSSAYE, NICOLAS: Reflexions, Sentences, et Maximes Morales Mises en nouvel ordre, avec des Notes Politiques, & Historiques. Par M. Amelot de la Houssaye.

Item No. 18311

Item No. 18311

Paris: Chez Etienne Ganeau, ruë Saint Jacques, vis-à-vis la Fontaine S. Severin, aux Armes de Dombes, 1714. First edition. Engraved frontispiece, engraved headpieces. 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 inches), pages(24):253:(10), contemporary full dark tan calf, spine with raised bands and burgundy lettering piece. Rubbing at headband and head of upper joint. Overall a well bound clean & crisp copy. Printed label of Knoyle House, Salisbury on upper cover.


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ANON: An account of the visit of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent and their Imperial and Royal Majesties the Emperor of Russia and the King of Prussia to the University of Oxford in June MDCCCXIV.

Item No. 18006

Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1815. Three plates, one folding. Folio (15 x 11 inches), 98-pages. Original boards neatly rebacked in cloth with paper label, uncut. Boards scuffed, endpapers foxed otherwise internally very good.


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BOWER, ALEXANDER: The History of the University of Edinburgh from 1756 to 1829; chiefly compiled from Original Papers and Records never before published.

Item No. 14887

Edinburgh: for Waugh and Innes, 1830. This is actually the 3rd volume of the history although not so stated on the title; the first two volumes having been published in 1817. 8vo (8 x 5 1/4 inches), 384-pages. Original cloth backed boards with printed paper label. Binding rubbed & dusty, label browned and a little chipped, two bookplates on front pastedown. Lacking all before title (i.e. front free endpaper and half-title).

Numerous contemporary corrections and alterations throughout in ink; perhaps by the author? This volume has an appendix containing an account of different institutions connected with the university; the Anatomical Museum, Lying-in Hospital, etc. Rare.


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BOYER, A: The Royal Dictionary in Two Parts. 1. French and English, 2. English and French .... the Thirteenth Edition .... with large Additions.

Item No. 17803

London: for Bathurst, Vaillant (& many others), 1771. Thick 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), unpaginated. Contemporary full tan calf, rubbed and chipped, both joints cracked and boards held on cords. Old inscription on front free endpaper and signature and date on title. Very minor marginal worming at end.


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R.W. BRISTOW, Tailor and Robe Maker, 5 St. Aldate's Street, Oxford.: Engraved bill-head made out to W.W. Hennesy for the sum of £41.6.6.

Item No. 16534

The account bears two dates, April 1842 and April 1859 so it would appear that Mr. Hennesy was rather a slow payer. Numerous items are listed on the 2-sides 4to; with conjugate blank.


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DONNELLAN, JOHN: A Defence and Substance of the Trial of John Donnellan : Esq; who was convicted for the murder of Sir Theodosius Boughton, Bart. at the assizes held at Warwick, on Friday the 30th of March 1781, Before The Hon. Francis Buller, Esq; One of his Majesty's Justices of the Court of King's-Bench. Founded on the Case solemnly attested by the Sufferer after his Conviction, and published at the Request of his Solicitors, Messrs. Inge and Webb.

Item No. 15672

London : printed for John Bell, at the British Library, Strand, 1781. First edition. Folio (14 x 9 1/4 inches), pages: 72:12, old full calf; upper cover detached, lacks front free endpaper; binding extremely rubbed and chipped; internally good.

With an engraved portrait of Donnellan and view of Lowford Hall pasted to front pastedown and contemporary notes on rear blank stating that: "Mr. Marshall ... who was born near Lowford Hall informed me that Mrs. Donnellan had two children by Captain Donnellan, the eldest of whom, a boy, was not informed of his father's fate, till he was seventy two years old, and when made acquainted with it, such was the effect it took upon him that he committed suicide" and other notes regarding Mrs. Donnellan's subsequent marriages including to Napoleon's surgeon.

Whilst the Account of the Trial is in itself rare, this Defence is rarer still.


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DUMAS, F.G. (Editor): The Franco-British Exhibition Illustrated Review 1908.

Chatto & Windus, London, 1908. Illustrations throughout. 4to (12 1/4 x 10 inches), 307-pages. Smartly bound contemporary grey grained cloth ruled in gilt, the spine with black calf gilt lettering piece. A little bubbling of the cloth of the backstrip, overall excellent. The original wrappers and advertisement leaves retained by the binder.

Weight 2.690 kg thus extra overses postage will be requested. 


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ELLIS, MRS. [SARAH STICKNEY]: The Women of England, their Social Duties and Domestic Habits.

Peter Jackson, Late Fisher, no date, preface dated February 1839. First edition. Engraved portrait, engraved extra title vignette and13 engraved plates [only 12 called for in the "List of Plates" - the plate opposite p.325 "An Evening Hymn" is the additional]. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 476-pages. Contemporary half burgundy calf over marbled boards. Spine gilt extra in 5 compartments with lettering piece, all edges marbled. Foxing to portrait and extra engeaved title. Contemporary signature on front fly, later bookplate also on front fly. Very good and most attractive on the shelf. 


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GEORGE V & MARY, QUEEN: Order of Proceedings on the occasion of the Visit of Their Majesties The King and Queen to open Lloyds New Building in Leadenhall Street on Saturday the 24th March 1928.

Item No. 17270

London: 1928. 10-pages printed in blue, original stiff printed wrappers; one corner bent, a little marked. Together with invitation and admission cards, each with embossed arms in gold and colours, made out to Lady Cooper; corner crease and some light surface damage to blank portion of invitation.


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HARDY, W. J: The Handwriting of the Kings & Queens of England. With Photogravures and Facsimiles of Signatures and Historical Documents.

Item No. 16941

London: The Religious Tract Society, 1893. First edition. Plates with tissue guards. Small folio (12 x 8 inches), 176-pages. Original blue cloth blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Several small punctures to the surface of the upper cover; foxing to prelims. and occasionally elsewhere.


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HARTLEY, C. GASQUOINE: The Position of Woman in Primitive Society. A Study of the Matriarchy.

London: Eveleigh Nash, 1914. First edition. 8vo, pp.275, original beige cloth, no dustwrapper; binding spine browned and with a couple of small darker stains, headbands and corners bumped, generally lightly soiled and with "d8" pencilled on front cover; internally, page edges and endpapers browned, lower edge of text block with ragged edges in places (perhaps due to uneven trimming and subsequently "opened" carelessly), inner joints cracked in one or two places but stitching firm.


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HELVETIUS, CLAUDE ADRIAN: De L'Homme, de ses Facultes Intellectuelles, et de son education. Two volumes. Together with De L'Esprit, in Two volumes.

Londres: 1775. The second work 1776. 4 volumes 8vo ( 8 x 5 1/4 inches). L'Homme pages xvi:495 & 615; L'Esprit pages: viii:634 & 226:civ:106-201 with an engraved portrait of the author. Contemporary full tan calf, wide decorative gilt border to sides, all edges gilt. The bindings very rubbed and dry, all backstrips defective, corners rubbed through. An ideal cadidate for rebinding as internally very good and bound with the half titles; priced to allow for such.


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HIGGINBOTHAM LTD. (Printer & publisher): Higginbotham's Household Expense Book for 1914. An Approved form of Keeping Household Accounts. Nineteenth Edition.

Item No. 17051

Item No. 17051

Item No. 17051

Madras: Higginbotham Ltd. 1914. Printed columns and side-headings throughout.

One section headed "Marketing for the Month", he 38 printed side headings including Duck, Pigeon, Beef, Mutton, Tongue, Liver, Fish, Prawns, various Vegetable, Coconut, Eggs, Dog Meat, Ghee, etc. etc. With numerous manuscript entries for goods purchased.

Another section is "Shop Bills" this pre-printed with the names of 18 establishments and other expenses, e.g. Club, Hotel, the Friend-in-Need Workshop etc.

Another section is the "Cash Account - Received & Paid". This with approx 350 entries over 7-pages, entries for expenses including Japanese Toys, Calcutta Sweep, Mending two plates, Bullock Cart, etc.

Another section is the "Baker, Milk, & Butter Account"; another is devoted to Servants wages for the period 1913-1914, showing the wages paid for the Butler, under Maty, Dressing Boy, Ayah, etc. other staff shown include,Cook's Maty, Dhoby, Cowherd, Dog Boy, Tennis Marker, Day & Night Punkahs, Sweeper, etc. (10-pages on manuscript entries), also pre-printed lists for items of laundry including Chemises, Combinations, Petticoats, Drawers etc. with some items added in manuscript e.g. Polo Breeches & White Mess Jackets. This section divided into 4 sections, i.e. Ladies, Gentlemen, Children, & Household Laundry.

Item No. 17051

Item No. 17051

Tall narrow folio (13 x 5 3/4 inches), 219-pages. Original tan cloth lettered in black. 4-page section detached but present and undamaged; overall very good. With Postage Rates, Telegraph Notes, Public Holidays, Railway Time Tables, Household Hints, etc. at front and rear.

A fascinating insight into domestic life in India just prior to WWI. Uncommon.


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INDIA: Admission card for the State Visit of The King-Emperor and Queen-Empress, Delhi 7th December 1911.

Item No. 18017

Printed card, 7 x 5 inches, embossed Royal Arms in gilt at head. Some marking and browning. Unused.


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INDIA: Viceregal Investiture, Delhi, February 27th 1930.

Item No. 18015

Two copies of the list of officials attending. 18-pages, 8vo, original wrappers, ribbon tied; one ribbon broken. Together with a list of ceremonials to be observed, 3-pages folio and a few other pieces.


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JAIPUR: Address printed on silk to Lt.Col. Sir H. Beauchamp St. John, Vice-President, Council of State, Jaipur: "On behalf of the Committee of Management ...... I extend a most cordial welcome to you on this occasion of your first visit on behalf of His Highness the Maharaja Sahib Bahadur to Nawalgarh and our School ...."

Item No. 18016

Printed in brown on silk. 17 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches, some ceasing and staining. 4th December 1934.


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KENNARD, HOWARD P. (Compiler & Editor): The Russian Year-Book for 1913.

Item No. 19077

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1913. First edition. Maps. 8vo (8 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: xx:810 plus advertisements. Otiginal red cloth lettered in gilt. A very nice copy. 


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LAMBALLE, PRINCESS: Secret Memoirs of the Royal Family of France During the Revolution; With Original and Authentic Anecdotes of Contemporary Sovereigns and Other Distinguished Personages of that Eventful Period. Now First Published from the Journal, Letters and Conversations of the Princess Lamballe by a Lady of Rank in the Confidential Service of that Unfortunate Princess. With a Portrait and Cipher of the Secret Correspondence of Marie Antoinette. In Two Volumes.

Item No. 18560

London: Treuttel & Wurtz, 1826. Portrait & cypher plate. Two volumes in one. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches), pages: viii:366:xii:405, later half calf rebacked, binding rubbed, faded. Foxing within. Last few pages of vol.1 and first few of Volume 2 slightly pround.

Note on endpaper that it was bought at Browne of Hethersett's sale 1894 and one annotation in the text following the passage on page 401: "It is my unalterable conviction, that the French will never know how to enjoy an independant and free constitution," the annotation: "How true!"


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LANCASTER, JOSEPH: Improvements in Education as it respects the Industrious Classes of the Community; containing, among other Important Particulars, an Account of the Institution for the Education of One Thousand Poor Children, of Borough-Road, Southwark ......

Item No. 7925

London: Printed and Sold by J. Lancaster, Free School, Borough Road; Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch Street, and Hatchard, Piccadilly, 1806. Fourth edition. 8vo, pp.xvi:211, contemporary full tan calf, headband chipped, lacking lettering piece, a little rubbed. Title-page partly detached, two leaves of prelims. detached and a little dust-marked/browned on margins, occasional foxing. Upper inner joint cracked but very firm.

With the engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Johnson Eden Bart (1774 - 1844).


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MOLLINEAUX, C.E: Pauper & Poorhouse.

Libraries Committee, Swinton and Pendlebury Borough Council: 1966 Photocopy typescript. Illustrations & maps. 4to (10 X 8 1/2 inches), 46-pages. Red buckram with printed paper label. Very good. Worsley (Manchester) poorhouse/workhouse 1730-1930.


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MORAN, C. G: The Boarding House Proprietor and his Guest. A series of essays on the legal relations between a Boarding House Keeper and his Guest.

Item No. 18122

Manchester: W. Patterson, 1925. First edition in book form. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches), 162-pages. Original purple cloth unevenly faded but very sound.


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MURCH, JEROM: Biographical Sketches of Bath Celebrities, Ancient and Modern, with some fragments of Local History. Inscribed by author.

Item No. 17795

London: Isaac Pitman, 1893. First edition. 8vo, (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 442-pages, original green cloth; a little marked otherwise very good. Half-title inscribed "Rev. Proffesor Earle with kind regards Nov. 1892" - most likely by the author as Prof. Earle has 6 references in the index.


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NIXON, ROBERT: Nixon's Cheshire Prophecies. A New and Complete Edition....with an Introductory Essay on Popular Prophecies.

Manchester: Abel Heywood, 1873. Portrait of the plump young Nixon. Small 8vo (6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches), 68-pages. Original printed brown boards. Scuffed, upper inner hinge broken, spine repaired with paper tape, foxing at front and at end. 


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O'DRISCOL, JOHN: Views in Ireland, Moral, Political, and Religious.

Item No. 17216

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823. First edition. Volume 2 only (of 2). 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 427-pages. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spine gilt lettered direct. Binding rubbed and scuffed but very sound; internally excellent


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OWEN, W: An authentic account published by the King’s authority, of all the fairs in England and Wales, as they have been settled to be held since the alteration of the stile. Noting .. the commodities which each of the said fairs is remarkable for furnishing.

Item No. 15153

London: Printed for W. Owen, at Homer’s Head, near Temple-Bar, Fleet-street; and R. Goadby, at Sherborne, in Dorsetshire , 1759. The second edition. 8vo (6 1/2 x 4 inches), 142-pages, contemporary half calf; very rubbed and chipped, marbling stripped from upper cover. Upper cover detached, last leaf detached and chipped on inner margin, various early ownership notes on front blanks and pastedown, some browning, one leaf torn without loss.

Preceding the title is the license leaf, on the recto of which is the printed note "N.B. All the Lists of Fairs are full of great Mistakes .... unless signed with the Hand Writing of Mr Owen", this above a facsimile of his signature. This leaf partially detached. Following the title Mr. Owen's address to the public. Rare.


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PATTERSON, STEPHEN: Royal Insignia - British and Foreign Orders of Chivalry from the Royal Collection.

Item No. 17906

Item No. 17906

Item No. 17906

London: Merrell Holberton,1996. Profusely illustrated in colour throughout. 4to (11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches), 208-pages. Original cloth; excellent in like dust jacket.


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PAYNE, A.A: A Handbook of British and Foreign Orders, War Medals and Decorations awarded to the Army and Navy chiefly described from those in the collection of A.A. Payne of which there are some 2,500. More than 500 of these have been awarded to officers whose services are therein recorded. Illustrated with nearly sixty portraits, orders and medals.

Item No. 19064

Sheffield: J.W. Northend, Printer & Lithographer, 1911. Portrait of Payne as frontispiece, 2-page list of subscribers. Large thick 8vo (10 x 7 inches), pages: lxix:811. Original blue cloth gilt. Headbands bruised and with short splits, cloth of lower outer joint partly split, corners rubbed through. Inner hinges pulled. Armorial bookplate of one of the subscribers, Lt. Colonel J.G. Adamson, on front pastedown. 


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PRICE, C: Engraved Trade Card for C. Price's "Real Manufactory for all sorts of Choice Canes, Sticks, Whips, Mounting's, Umbrellas etc. Wholesale Retail & for Exportation. No. 221, Strand,

Item No. 16517

London: circa 1770. Where he has a great Assortment of all sorts of the most Fashionable Goods in the above Lines. Where Merchants may be Served with the greatest Expedition & on the most Reasonable Terms". Engraved trade card measuring 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches; very soiled. Inscription on the reverse dated 20 March [17]71.


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QUARITCH (Publisher): Mediaeval Alphabets.

Item No. 17968

London: Bernard Quaritch, c. 1930. Title and one leaf of descriptive text and 26 plates printed in colours. All loose in portfolio as issued. 8vo (11 3/4 x 8 inches), original cloth-backed boards with printed label & ties. Text browned, plates very good.


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RAPPOPORT, DR. ANGELO S: Mad Majesties or Raving Rulers & Submissive Subjects.

London: Greening, 1910. First edition. Plates. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), 319-pages. Original black cloth blocked in gilt, red lettering piece, top edge gilt, others uncut; very good. Private name stamp on front pastedown & signature on front free endpaper. 


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REV. J.B. - SUFFOLK: Manuscript account book of an unidentifieid Suffolk (?) Clergyman identified only as "Rev. J.B". Approximately 2000 entries of his daily expenses, March 1776-February 1783.

The approx. 2000 entries commencing with the purchase of a chestnut horse for 15.15.0 and 6 shillings to "Knights for buying him". Then follows approx. 2000 very varied entries, e.g. Gave my wife 0.19.6; China from Lowestoft 0.6.6; Chimney Sweepers 0.5.6; Friday Club 0.3.6; Crabs 0.1.3; Pair Gloves 0.3.0; Mr Clark Maltser 7.15.0; Washer Woman 0.1.0; Sally's wages 2.2.0; Howard for Turnips 0.5.0; 3/4 of a Pig 1.12.6; Monthly Club .8.0; Expenses at Woodbridge 0.2.6; Mr Roper Woodbridge 12.12.6; Book Club 0.2.0; My Mother 45.0.0 etc.etc. The total expenditure over the priod was approx. £2538.00. All entries in a neat legible hand in a tan calf bound notebook (6 1/4 x 4 inches), spine gilt and with burgundy lettering piece "M.S. ACC. REV. J.B.". Upper cover detached. else good. 


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SEWARD, WILLIAM: Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons, Chiefly of the Present and Two Preceding Centuries. Adorned with Sculptures.

Item No. 20185

Item No. 20185

Item No. 20185


T. Cadell, London, 1795. Volumes 1,2, & 3. Engraved plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches), pages: 280; 378:(1); 399 plus substantial unpaginated appendix & index, also 24-page additions and corrections to Volumes 1 & 2. Contemporary tan calf with a rather strange choice of vellum reback, lettered in blind. The upper cover of vol.3 replaced with stout card. Armorial bookplate. The front free endpapers of volumes 1 & 3 inscribed, "From Mr. Seward". 


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SINCLAIR, MRS CATHERINE: Modern Society; or The March of Intellect. The Conclusion of Modern Accomplishments.

Item No. 17485

London: James Nisbet, 1837. First edition. 8vo (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches), pages: viii:470. Contemporary full calf. The binding very poor, rubbed & chipped. Some light foxing to prelims. but very good internally; an ideal candidate for rebinding and priced to allow for such. Bound without half-title.


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SPILLING, JAMES: Giles's Trip to London, a Farm Labourer's First Peep at the World. By the Village Schoolmaster.

Item No. 17307

Item No. 17307

London: Jarrold, c. 1875. Woodcut pictorial title. Small 8vo (6 1/2 X 4 1/4 inches), 103-pages, original cloth blocked in black and lettered in gilt. Slight wear at headbands, overall very good. Signature and date, 1875, on front free endpaper.


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STUDD, ERIC: The United Religious & Military Orders of the Temple. Province of India under the Great Priory of England & Wales, Proceedings of the Provincial Priory 31st January 1938.

Item No. 18020

Calcutta: by Wilsone & Son, 1938. 8vo, 37-pages, original glazed wrappers, wire stitching rusted, contents detached from wrapper.


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TOLLET, GEORGINE: Country Conversations.

Item No. 18601

London: T. Richards, 1881. First edition. 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches), 88-pages. Original dark blue cloth ruled in gilt. Chip out of headband and one corner, short split to lower joint, creasing of cloth of upper cover, stitching slack. Anon.


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TOUSSAINT, FRANCOIS-VINCENT: Manners. Translated from the French. The Fourth Edition.

Item No. 17489

London: for J. Rivington, 1765. Engraved title vignette. Small 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches), pages vi:251. Contemporary full speckled tan calf, sides gilt ruled, spine gilt ruled, raised bands, unlettered. Short split to lower joint, headbands frayed, piece torn from upper blank margin of title. 19th Century ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Overall very good. Rare.


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TRIAL: The trial of John Donellan Esq. for the wilful murder of Sir Theodosius Edward Allesley Boughton, Bart. at the assize at Warwick, on Friday, March 30th. 1781. Before the Honorable Francis Buller, Taken in Short-Hand, By Joseph Gurney.

Item No. 15673

London : Sold by George Kearsley, No. 46, Fleet-Street, and Martha Gurney, No. 34 Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar, 1781. First edition. Folio (14 x 9 1/2 inches), 58-pages; disbound. Title page detached and dust-marked, first leaf torn without loss, tear to margin of last leaf. Later, 1860, inscription on title. Drawing of Mrs. Donellan's tomb and notes on her subsequent marriages below.


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TRIALS - 4 WORKS IN ONE VOLUME: Four works in one volume as under: A full and accurate account of the inquest held upon the remains of Richard Hemming lately discovered in a barn, at Oddingley, Worcestershire including particulars of the murder committed on the body of the Rev. George Parker, rector of Oddingley, on the 24th of June, 1806. [Also Trial of William Palmer, and Madeline Smith ].

Item No. 18247

Item No. 18247

Item No. 18247

Item No. 18247

Item No. 18247

Worcester : Printed & Published by T. Eaton, 1830 (First two works); Henry Lea [1856] - (3rd work) & William Nimmo, 1857 (4th work). Engraved frontispiece showing Hemming's skeleton. 53-pages.

BOUND WITH: The trial of Thomas Clewes, for the murder of Richard Hemming : together with the arraignment of George Bankes, and John Barnett, as accessaries in the murder of the Rev. George Parker, at Oddingley, Worcestershire, in the year 1806 : before Mr. Justice Littledale, at the Lent assizes, Worcester, March 11th, 1830. Worcester: T.Eaton, 1830. 39-pages.

BOUND WITH: The Trial of William Palmer, and for the alleged Rugeley Poisonings. London: Henry Lea [1856]. Woodcut portrait of Palmer on title. 189-pages. Cropped close by binder with the occasional loss (or partial loss) of the last line of text.

BOUND WITH: A Complete Report of the Trial of Miss Madeline Smith, for the alleged poisoning of Pierre Emile L'Anglier. Revised by John Morison ... with a Correct Portrait taken in the Court. Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo, 1857. Woodcut portrait frontispiece. 184-pages. Cropped close by binder with the occasional loss (or partial loss) of the last line of text. The first two works relating to the murder of Hemming are rare; only 2 copies of the 1st work and only 1 copy of the 2nd work cited by Copac. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 19th Century half tan calf, marbled boards, spine diced in blind with black lettering piece; extremities rubbed else good. Inner gutter cracked within first work with two leaves working loose, firm however. Relevant newscuttings on free endpaper. Armorial bookplate on pastedown. Endpapers foxed.


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TURBERVILLE, A.S. (Editor): Johnson's England. An Account of the Life & Manners of his Age.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967. Reprint. 2 volumes. Plates. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), pages: 405 & 404, original bloue cloth, excellent in slightly spotted price clipped dust jackets which have light browning to the backstrips, that to vol. 2 slightly frayed at headband. Heavy, extra postage will be requested.


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WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION: Engraved invitation inviting 'Mr. John Clark & Lady' - 'to participate in the Ceremonies attending the Dedication of the Buildings of the World's Columbian Exposition at Jackson's Park in the City of Chicago'.

Item No. 17459

October 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 1892. Engraved invitation filled-in by hand, with conjugate leaf listing the committee members. 11 x 8 1/2 inches with central horizontal fold; very short split on fold else fine.


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WWII: Victory Celebrations and Diary of the War. June 1946, Souvenir Programme.

Item No. 17870

Item No. 17870

London: Victor Printing Co. 1946. Portraits of Churchill, Eisenhower,Montgomery, & Stalin. 4to (10 x 7 1/2 inches), a pamphlet of 6-pages, wire stitched in the pictorial wrappers printed in gold, red, & blue. A little staining to lower cover else very good. The central spread with portraits of George VI & Queen Elizabeth and details of the processions etc. on June 8th 1946.


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