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GOODSALL, R.H. THE ARUN AND WESTERN ROTHER.  Constable. 1962.
First edition 196 pp. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. With photographic illustrations.Original cloth in dust wrapper. A very good copy.
Goodsall’s popular and well-informed work. £12.00 [Stock No. 24909]

IGGLESDEN, CHARLES. A SAUNTER THROUGH KENT WITH PEN AND PENCIL.  Ashford: The Kentish Express. 1914.
4to. 10 x 7.5 Inches. 96 pp. with 7 full page illustrations by Xavier Willis.Original decorated cloth. A very good copy.
Nettlested, Whitstable, Seasalter, Swalecliffe, Graveney, Monks Horton, Harrietsham. £25.00 [Stock No. 24908]

SMALLEST PRINTED NEW TESTAMENT. BIBLE IN ENGLISH. MINIATURE BOOK. DAVID BRYCE AND SON. THE NEW TESTAMENT OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST.  David Bryce and Son. London: Oxford University Press, Amen Corner. 1895.
0.5 x 0.75 inches. [520] pp.Bound in original dark blue flexible leather. All edges red. In patinated, hinged metal case with magnifying glass built in.
David Bryce of Glasgow was ‘one of the most prolific and successful makers of miniature books’ (Bondy). This exceptionally small New Testament preceded his complete Bible of 1896 and is in fact the smallest New Testament ever printed according to Bondy. ‘The publishers beg to thank the Oxford University Press for enabling them to produce in this tiny form a facsimile of their Pica 16mo New Testament, printed on the very thinnest Oxford India paper ever made.’ (verso of half title). £100.00 [Stock No. 24907]

SMITH, KENNETH G. V., edited by. INSECTS AND OTHER ARTHROPODS OF MEDICAL IMPORTANCE. Edited by Kenneth G. V. Smith. With contributions by T. Clay [and 15 others]. With 12 plates (2 coloured) and 217 text figures. (Publications. British Museum (Natural History). No. 720). The Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). 1973.
4to. 8.25 x 11.25 inches. xiv + 561 pp. Errata slip tipped in. Illustrated by 2 colour plates, including frontispiece, 12 black and white plates and by 217 text figures, including maps.Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, which has small, repaired tear on top edge. A fine copy.
A definitive survey and identification guide to insects and other arthropods of importance in human medicine, which replaces an earlier work. It covers disease vectors such as mosquitoes and house flies, and venomous stinging and biting insects and arthropods, such as scorpions and spiders. £15.00 [Stock No. 24906]

UNKNOWN TO SCHOLARS. COOPER, THOMAS SIDNEY. THE HOP GROUND. Drawn from Nature and on stone by T. S. Cooper. FOUR LITHOGRAPHS FROM COOPER’S SERIES OF SIX PLATES. They are Plate 1 HOP - PICKING; Plate 2 HOP - PICKING PL 2; HOP - PICKING PL 4; Plate 5 THE TALLY MAN.  Published by Chas. Tilt 86 Fleet Street. Printed by A Ducote’s Lithog., 70 St. Martin’s Lane. 1833.
4 Lithographs in original Hand-colouring - heightened with Gum Arabic. Each 14 x 10.6 inches including margins. The image size is 12 x 8.25. Approximately (each image differs slightly in size but but by no more than half an inch and often less). Each plate is Titled with the series title on the top margin ‘The Hop - Ground’ and numbered in the top right-hand corner. All have the same publisher’s imprint, and artist and printer identification, and have another title in the lower margin as detailed above. Plates one and two are signed within the plate and dated 1833.The plates are in very good condition, with only faint marginal foxing. They have been mounted on to a thicker paper at some point (only the very edge of the plates have been glued down) presumably for framing, and this has protected them well.
A very rare series of plates, Westwood states in his exhaustive survey of Cooper’s work ‘This series is known from just two plates in the British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings’. The plates they have are plates 4 and 6, therefore plates 1, 2 and 5 above are unknown to scholars. Westwood reproduces a watercolour, held in the Towneley Art Gallery, Burnley, which he thinks is related to this series, and indeed he is correct; this is the original for plate one of the series. £2,000.00 [Stock No. 24905]

AYERS, GWENDOLINE M. ENGLAND'S FIRST STATE HOSPITALS AND THE METROPOLITAN ASYLUMS BOARD 1867-1930. (Publications of the Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine, Historical Monograph Series, No.19). Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine. 1971.
4to. 7.75 x 10 inches. xxv + [iii] + 370 pp. Illustrated by (pages of plates, including portrait frontispiece and two maps and by 9 charts and tables in text, with additionally 36 charts, graphs and tables in Appendices II- IV. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt in dust wrapper, which has a few small stains and slight wear at head and tail of spine. All corners bumped but otherwise a very good copy.
This study of the antecedents of the Welfare State, surveys the causes and outcome of the state’s initial incursion into the field of institutional medical care. It concentrates on the history of the Metropolitan Asylums Board, England’s first regional hospital authority. The four appendices include six documents numerous statistical tables, etc. £12.00 [Stock No. 24904]

POLO, MARCO. YULE, HENRY, edited by. THE BOOK OF SER MARCO POLO, THE VENETIAN, CONCERNING THE KINGDOMS AND MARVELS OF THE EAST. Newly translated and edited, with notes, maps, and other illustrations. In Two Volumes. Second Edition, revised, with the addition of new matter and many new illustrations. John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1875.
TWO VOLUMES. Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. Vol. I, xl + [ii] + 444 pp.; Vol. II, xxi = [i] + 606 pp.Illustrated by 33 lithograph and chromolithograph plates, including additional portrait frontispiece (Vol. I moved from p. 76), 2 frontispieces, 2 illuminated titles, facsimiles, maps and plans, some folding and some coloured and by 134 wood engravings in text, many whole page. Bound in original dark blue cloth, gilt, with gilt blocks in centre of front boards. Bevelled edges. Extremities a little worn and occasional foxing, but otherwise a very good set. Stamps of H.B.M. Embassy Library, Peking and inscriptions of Student Interpreters’ Library and a few additional signatures; Public Service stamps on title pages.
An extensively illustrated translation of the text of the eastern journey of Marco Polo (1254-1323) from Venice to China and back, 1271-1295 (Book of Marvels of the World). It contains a detailed introduction and eleven appendices, including genealogies and bibliographies. The first edition was published in 1871 and a further revision in 1903. Although the authenticity of the travels has been subsequently disputed, the current balance of opinion is that the narrative does supply details that could only have come from someone who was present in China. Sir Henry Yule (1820-89) was a Scottish orientalist who served in India with the Bengal Engineers from 1840. He retired in 1862 and returned to Europe to continue his research career, being a joint author of Hobson-Jobson, the famous Anglo-Indian dictionary. A copy from the British Embassy Library at Peking. £175.00 [Stock No. 24902]

HORSFALL, JOHN. THE WILD GEESE ARE FLIGHTING.  The Roundwood Press Limited. 1976.
8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. xvi + 182 pp. Illustrated by folding colour frontispiece, by 12 pages of black and white photographic plates and by 3 full page maps in text.Bound in original green cloth, gilt with contrasting black title label, gilt in pictorial price clopped dust wrapper, which has sunned spine. Light wear to extremities and a little fore edge foxing, but otherwise a very good copy.
An account of D Company, Royal Irish Fusiliers during the Tunisian Campaign, 1942-43. Lt. Col. John H. C. Horsfall (1915-2006) later served in Italy, including the Battle of Cassino. He retired from the army in 1946, returning to the family business at Hay Mill, Birmingham. £30.00 [Stock No. 24900]

ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES. THE ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES IN KOREA.  Wm. Mullan and Son (Publishers) Ltd., Donegall Place. 1953.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. 104 pp. Illustrated by photographs and maps, including frontispiece. Map endpapers. Decorated by regimental badge on title page.Bound in original green cloth with black titles, in pictorial dust wrapper which has crease and small edge chips on rear and small stain at tail of spine; otherwise a very good copy.
The Korean War record of the Royal Ulster Rifles Regiment. £20.00 [Stock No. 24899]

WAKSMAN, SELMAN A. MY LIFE WITH THE MICROBES.  Simon and Schuster. 1954.
FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.25 inches. xii + 364 + [2] pp.Illustrated by portrait frontispiece. Decorated by vignette on second free endpaper.Bound in original quarter red cloth over blue boards with author’s initials on front; spine in compartments with contrasting titles, gilt, in dust wrapper, which is stained and worn along edges. Deckled edges. Top edge blue. A little wear to extremities and foxing of fore edge, but otherwise a very good copy. Pictorial bookplate.
The autobiography of Selman Abraham Waksman (1888-1973), biochemist and microbiologist. Born in Ukraine he emigrated to the USA in 1910 and was a member of Faculty at Rutgers University for four decades. A pioneer of Antibiotics he was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1952 for his work in the discovery of streptomycin. This title was published in the UK in 1958. £15.00 [Stock No. 24898]

FOWLER’S FAMILY BIBLE OWNED MY MEDLICOTTS OF HYSSINGTON. BIBLES IN ENGLISH. FOWLER, JOHN. THE CHRISTIAN'S COMPLETE FAMILY BIBLE; 0R, UNIVERSAL LIBRARY OF DIVINE KNOWLEDGE; Containing the Whole of the Sacred Texts of the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocrypha at Large; Illustrated with Practical Notes and Observations from the most eminent Divines. To which is added A General Index. A Chronological Index of Transactions from Adam to the Time of our Blessed Saviour. A full Explanation of the Proper Names in the Scriptures, with their Signification. A Geographical Index of Places mentioned in the Holy Scriptures. A short Account of the Apostles and their Successors. A Table of Jewish Months, Weeks, Days, etc. A Table of Scripture Weights, Measures, Money, etc. And other Necessary and Important Matters. The whole adorned with Fifty-five Superb Embellishments, Designed and executed by Artists of the first Estimation, solely for this Work.  Printed and published by John Fowler, and to be had of his agents in most of the large towns in Great Britain. 1809.
Folio. 10.75 x 17 inches. Unpaginated. [1406] pp. Apocrypha has separate register, New Testament continues that of Old Testament. Apocrypha has separate half title and New Testament, separate title page. Text in double columns.Illustrated by 55 engraved plates, including frontispiece, all inscribed Fowler’s Family Bible. Decorated by tailpiece vignettes. Bound in original reversed calf with decorative panels on boards; spine in compartments with raised bands and contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Extremities worn and some water staining at front, including plate margins. Occasional foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Family register of Medlicott of Hyssington, 1835-85 in manuscript on recto of New Testament frontispiece.
Large family bible printed and published by John Fowler of Ormskirk. It first appeared in 1807 and was reprinted again in 1810. It was owned by the Welsh border Medlicott family, of Hyssington, Powys. The ten numbered entries in the family register all record ‘ Christmas at Hyssington.’ Entry no. 9 is for George Henry Hyssington (1847-1933). THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY VOLUME WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING £750.00 [Stock No. 24897]

MACDONALD, GEORGE. LEWIS, C. S. PHANTASTES AND LILITH. By George Macdonald. With an Introduction by C. S. Lewis. Victor Gollancz Ltd 1962.
FIRST EDITION thus. 8vo. 5.5 x 8.25 inches. 420 pp.
‘It must be more than thirty years ago that I bought...the Everyman edition of Phantastes. A few hours later I knew that I had Crossed a great frontier’ (C. S. Lewis in his Introduction). George Macdonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish congregational minister and author of numerous novels. These titles were the first(Phantastes, 1858) and last (Lilith, 1895) of his Fantasy series, which proved to be influential for later writers, including not only C. S. Lewis but also J. R. R. Tolkien. Of these novels Macdonald stated: I write, not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.’ £25.00 [Stock No. 24894]

REYNOLDS, SIR JOSHUA. BEECHY, HENRY WILLIAM, edited by. THE LITERARY WORKS OF SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS, First President of the Royal Academy. To which is prefixed A Memoir of the Author; with Remarks on his Professional Character, illustrative of his Principles and Practice. By Henry William Beechy. In Two Volumes. New and Improved Edition.  George Bell, and Sons, York Street, Covent Garden. 1876 (Vol. II 1874).
TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. 4.75 x 7.25 inches. Vol. I, viii + 463 pp.; Vol. II, [iv] + 495 + [1] pp. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece (Vol. I).Bound in presentation full red morocco, front boards with gilt borders and block enclosing inscription, Science and Art Department Queen’s Prize for Art, repeated in blind stamping on rear board; spines in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine set. Sheffield Sch. of Art Queen’s Prize certificates to Lydia H. Habershon for success in the National Art Competition 1877, on front pastedowns.
This standard collection of the literary works of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92), edited by Henry William Beechy (1788/89-1862), explorer and painter, was first published by Cadell in 1835 and again by Bohn in 1852. Volume I contains a Memoir of Reynolds and his Discourses, I - VIII. Volume II concludes with Discourses IX - XV. The latter includes the Journey to Flanders and Holland, The Art of Painting, By C. A. Du Fresnoy (1611-65) and the Chronological List of Painters, compiled by Thomas Gray (1716-71). This handsomely bound set was awarded to Lydia Harmar Habershon (1854-1940), who was born in Rotherham and attended the Sheffield School of Art. The Science and Art Department used the title as a standard Queen’s Prize in the National Art Competition in this period. £75.00 [Stock No. 24893]

CHARLOTTE AUGUSTA, PRINCESS OF WALES. LETTERS OF THE PRINCESS CHARLOTTE 1811-1817. Edited by A. Aspinall. Home and Van Thal. 1949.
Large 8vo. 8 x 10.75 inches. xxiii + [i] + 254 pp. Illustrated by 41 black and white plates, including frontispiece, and by folding genealogical table.Bound in original black cloth, gilt. Slight wear to extremities and light spotting of fore edge, but otherwise a very good copy. 1949 inscription on first free endpaper.
Selections from the letters of Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Wales (1796-1817), daughter of George, Prince of Wales, Later Prince Regent and George IV and Caroline of Brunswick. The Princess was the consort of Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg (1790-1865), later King of the Belgians. Many of the letters are written to Miss Mercer Elphinstone, her friend and confidante. The work is well illustrated by portraits and caricatures and a few views of palaces, etc. Arthur Aspinall (1901-72) was a Yorkshire born historian who graduated from the University of Manchester in 1919. He was Lecturer from 1931, and subsequently Professor of Modern History, 1947-65, at the University of Reading. Aspinall specialised in editing the political correspondence of this period, including the letters of George IV. £30.00 [Stock No. 24892]

SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY . DUNNE, J. W. AN EXPERIMENT WITH TIME. Second Edition. A. and C. Black, Ltd., 4, 5 and 6 Soho Square, W1. 1929.
8vo. 6 x 9 inches. vii + [i] + 213 + [1] + [2] pp. review notices of first edition. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page.Bound in original blue cloth, gilt. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy. Signed inscription from author at head of title.
The author examines precognitive dreams, based on his own experience, and attempts to develop a theory of tome from them. Four sequels followed. John William Dunne (1875-1949) was an Irish born aircraft designer and philosopher. The first publication of An Experiment with Time (1927) influenced the work of numerous authors, including Tolkien and H. G. Wells. This second edition includes Dunne’s additions and corrections. £125.00 [Stock No. 24891]

SIGNED BY AUTHOR. VÂSQUEZ, RAMÓN F. ALMA DE AMÉRICA. Editorial Losada, S. A.  [1941].
8vo. 5.75 x 8 inches. 218 + [2] pp. Text in Spanish.Decorated by publisher’s device on title page.Bound in half navy morocco, gilt, over marbled boards with spine in compartments with raised bands and marbled endpapers, preserving original card wrappers. Small stains on endpapers and fore edge but otherwise a fine clean copy. Presentation inscription signed by author, 1948, on first free endpaper.
A discussion of Latin American civilisation and its Indian cultures. A scarce title in a handsome presentation binding with a signed inscription from the author. £100.00 [Stock No. 24890]

BIBLES IN ENGLISH. THE IMPERIAL FAMILY BIBLE. Containing the Old and New Testaments, according to the most approved copies of the Authorized Version. With Many Thousand Critical. Explanatory, and Practical Notes; also References, Readings, Chronological Tables, and Indexes. Illustrated by A Superb Series of Engravings from the Most Admired Productions of Ancient and Modern Art.  Blackie and Son, Queen Street. 1855.
Folio. 11 x 15 inches. xxiii + [v] +1358 pp. Text in double columns with two columns of notes in centre. New Testament has separate title page but pagination and register are continuous.Illustrated by 39 engraved plates, including 2 frontispieces, 2 vignette titles and family register (unused). Decorated by publisher’s device on verso of title. Bound in original black morocco, boards decorated with blind stamped and gilt borders; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with contrasting morocco title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Some wear to extremities, crease on title page and light foxing, including some plate margins; otherwise a very good copy.
An impressively produced and well illustrated family bible. The superb set of engraved plates include nine after the painter, John Martin (1789-1854). At the front are chronological, and weights, measures and coins tables; at the end an index and dictionary. The Bible was first published in 1841 and appeared in various reprints until 1873, according to COPAC (which records no copies of this 1855 reprint). THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY VOLUME WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING £185.00 [Stock No. 24889]

WRIGHT, LEWIS. DREW, AUBREY. THE MICROSCOPE. A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK. By Lewis Wright. Enlarged and rewritten by Aubrey H. Drew.  The Religious Tract Society. 1922.
8vo. 5.5 x 7.5 inches. 287 + [1] pp. + [4] pp. advertisements. Illustrated by 196 text figures, including colour frontispiece. Bound in original blue cloth with black titles. Some wear to extremities, including head and tail of spine and hinges starting to crack. A few stains in text, including title page, but otherwise a very good copy.
A basic text on microscopy, rewritten since its first publication in 1895. COPAC entries ascribe authorship to the Lewis Wright (1838-1905) who was the author of titles on poultry. £15.00 [Stock No. 24888]

WHITE, T. CHARTERS. THE MICROSCOPE AND HOW TO USE IT. A Handbook for Beginners revised and enlarged by T. Charters White, M.R.C.S., L.D.S., F.R.M.S. Late President of the Quekett Microscopical Club. With chapter on Marine Aquarium. Illustrated with photo-micrographs by the author. With a chapter on Staining Bacteria by Maurice Amsler.  Robert Sutton, 43 The Exchange, Southwark Street, S.E. [1907].
16mo. 5 x 7.25 inches. [xiv] + 159 pp. Illustrated by frontispiece and by engravings and photographs in text. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in navy cloth, gilt, with gilt block. Slight wear to extremities and browning of endpapers, but otherwise a very good clean copy.
The first edition of this basic guide to microscopy, by Thomas Charters White (1828-1916) was published, in 1887, under the title, A Manual of Elementary Microscopical Manipulation. £25.00 [Stock No. 24887]

PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. BECK, CONRAD. THE MICROSCOPE THEORY AND PRACTICE.  R. and J. Beck, Ltd. 69 Mortimer Street, W.1. 1938.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. 264 pp.Illustrated by 217 text figures, including photographs, engravings and drawings. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt. Spine faded with some wear and small split at head and tail of spine; otherwise a very good copy with clean interior. Inscribed by author on first free endpaper.
This volume, by Conrad Beck (b.1864) contains the information given in the writer’s two previous books on the microscope, with a considerable amount of fresh matter. The optical instrument and camera manufacturer, R. and J. Beck was founded in 1843 and traded from the Mortimer Street address. Presumably, Conrad Beck (b. 1864) was member of this family. £30.00 [Stock No. 24886]

 

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