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PIPER, JOHN. ROMNEY MARSH. Illustrated and described by John Piper. (The King Penguin Books. 55). Penguin Books. .
FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. 7 x 5 inches, 35 pp. + [1] pp. Illustrated by 16 colour plates at end and black and white drawings in text, including 16 of churches, all by John Piper.In original blue patterned boards in similar unclipped dust wrapper, a very good copy. Neat signature on first free endpaper.
Typical Piper style. A minor classic issued in the King Penguin series. £25.00 [Stock No. 24871]

PARKER, ERIC, edited by. THE LONSDALE KEEPER’S BOOK. Edited by Eric Parker and written by well-known Keepers, Game Farmers and with contributions by Frank Wallace and Eric Taverner. With sixty Illustrations. (The Lonsdale Library. Volume XXVI). Seeley Service and Co Limited. 1938.
FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. 256 pp. Illustrated by 30 photographic plates, including frontispiece, on 23 pages of plates and by text figures.Bound in original quarter cloth over cloth boards, gilt, with gilt blocks, in pictorial dust wrapper, with pasted in photographs on front board and spine, which has wear at head and tail of spine. A little foxing, confined to edges, but otherwise a very good copy. Bookplate on first free endpaper.
A well illustrated volume in the Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games and Pastimes, edited by Eric Parker (1870-1955), Editor-in- Chief of the Field, who also wrote on sport, topography and natural history. Includes chapters on grouse moors and their management, pheasant rearing, wild duck and river keeping. The chapter on trapping and vermin includes crows, gulls and birds of prey but the gamekeeper’s role as naturalist is also considered. £25.00 [Stock No. 24869]

ADAMS, ENA and others. DEER, HARE AND OTTER HUNTING. By Ena Adams, Major-General Geoffrey Brooke, Captain L. C. R. Cameron, the Earl of Coventry, Major E. W. Shackle, C. B. Shepherd, the Earl of Stradbroke, Sir George Thursley, Bart., Colonel W. W. Wiggin. With forty-five Illustrations. (The Lonsdale Library. Volume XXII). Seeley Service and Co. Ltd., 196 Shaftesbury Avenue.  1936.
Large 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. 255 + [1] pp. Illustrated by 41 photographic plates, including frontispiece, on 31 pages of plates and by 2 text figures.Bound in original quarter cloth over cloth boards, gilt, with gilt blocks, in price clipped pictorial dust wrapper, with pasted in photographs on front board and spine. A little foxing, largely confined to edges, but otherwise a very good clean copy.
A well illustrated volume in the Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games and Pastimes. Assorted officers ranking from Major-General to Captain, a brace of earls, a bart., etc. discourse on hunting, with hounds and beagles, a variety of animals ranging from stags to stoats. Much of this activity is now illegal but there is a chapter on drag hunting. £15.00 [Stock No. 24868]

BRECHT, BERTOLT. HAYS, H. R., translated by. SELECTED POEMS Translation and Introduction by H. R. Hays.  Reynal and Hitchcock. 1947.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8 inches. x +179 pp. Text in German and English. Bound in original red cloth, with black titles, in dust wrapper which is chipped and torn at edges. deckled fore and lower edges. Extremities worn and boards stained but otherwise a very good copy. Small inscriptions on front pastedown and first free endpaper. 1973 presentation inscription from translator on second free endpaper.
Parallel texts in German and English of the selected poetry of Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956). This first translation of Brecht’s poetry into English, with an introduction, was by Hoffman Reynolds Hays (1904-80), New York playwright, poet and novelist. Hoffman was a collaborator of Brecht’s close friend, Hanns Eisler (Austrian composer, 1898-1962) and obtained manuscripts and translation rights at his suggestion in 1939, following this up by the first English translations of several of Brecht’s works. £45.00 [Stock No. 24867]

LORCA, FEDERICO GARCIA. SPENDER, STEPHEN, translated by. SELECTED POEMS OF FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA. Translated by J. L. Gili and Stephen Spender. (The New Hogarth Library. Vol. XI). The Hogarth Press, 37 Mecklenburgh Square, W.C.1. 1943.
FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. 5 x 7.5 inches. 56 pp. Bound in original red cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper, with red titles,which has small chips on spine and is slightly darkened; otherwise a very good copy. 1943 signature on first free endpaper.
An early selection in English of the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936), assassinated by the Nationalists in the Civil War. One of the translators was the poet, Stephen Spender (1909-95). £30.00 [Stock No. 24866]

STODDARD, LOTHROP. THE RISING TIDE OF COLOR AGAINST WHITE WORLD SUPREMACY. By Lothrop Stoddard, A.M., Ph.D. With an Introduction by Madison Grant. Chapman and Hall, Limited. Printed by the Scribner Press, New York.  1922.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.25 inches. xxxii + 320 pp. Illustrated by 3 coloured folding maps. Bound in original brown cloth with paper title label on spine. Deckled fore and lower edges. Extremities worn and a little stained and occasional foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Armourial bookplate of G. R. Clarke.
The best known work of Lothrop Stoddart (1883-1950), US historian, eugenicist and racial theorist in which he argues that history is governed primarily by race and heredity. The maps illustrate his divisions of ’The World of Color’ into white, ‘yellow, brown, black, red man’s’ lands. ‘Some of the predictions that Stoddard made in The Rising Tide of Color were accurate...They include Japan's rise as a major power; a war between Japan and the US; a second war in Europe; the overthrowing of European colonial empires in Africa and Asia; the mass migration of non-white peoples to white countries...’ (Wikipedia). Madison Grant (1865-1937 )was another proponent of scientific racism, who published The Passing of the Great Race (1916), in which he elaborated his Nordic theory, dividing European peoples into the three categories of Nordic, Alpines and Mediterraneans, a division adopted by Stoddard. The views on race of both these US authors were soon absorbed into the racialist theories developed by Nazi Germany. £45.00 [Stock No. 24865]

HUISH, ROBERT. MEMOIRS OF GEORGE THE FOURTH, Descriptive of the most Interesting Scenes of the Private and Public Life, and the Important Events of his Memorable Reign; with Characteristic Sketches of all the Celebrated Men who were his Friends and Companions as a Prince, and his Ministers and Counsellors as a Monarch. Compiled from Authentic Sources, and Documents in the King’s Library in the British Museum etc. Vols. I - II.  Printed for T. Kelly, Paternoster-Row; Fisher, Son, and P. Jackson, Newgate-Street; Jones and Co., Temple of the Muses, Finsbury-Square; and G. Virtue, Ivy-Lane. 1830.
TWO VOLUMES. Small 4to. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Vol. I, 572 pp; Vol. II, 427 pp. + [1] pp. publisher’s advertisements. Illustrated by 18 engraved plates, including 2 portrait frontispieces and by 2 added engraved titles, dated 1831, with vignettes. Bound in diced calf, gilt, with decorated gilt borders; spine in compartments, decorated gilt. All edges marbled. Some wear and staining of extremities, edges faded, foxing and browning and edge staining of frontispieces and engraved titles; otherwise a very good set. Binder’s labels of W. Witheys, Bookseller, Book-binder and Stationer, North Street, Bridgwater on front pastedowns. Erased signatures on first free endpapers.
Contemporary account of the life and reign of George IV by Robert Huish (1777-1850). Huish was born in Nottingham and studied and travelled abroad. He published several other royal and political biographies, on Queen Caroline, William IV, William Cobbett and Henry Hunt, but is now best remembered for his books on bees and beekeeping. £100.00 [Stock No. 24864]

RAMAGE, CRAUFURD TAIT. BEAUTIFUL THOUGHTS FROM LATIN AUTHORS. Second Edition.  Edward Howell. 1869.
8vo. 4.25 x 6.25 inches. xv + [v] + 745 pp. Bound in presentation calf with gilt borders enclosing a block, labelled Schola S. Salvatoris Cond. Elizabetha Reg. 1562. Renov. Victoria Reg 1839.; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with contrasting black morocco title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. A little wear to extremities and some traces of foxing; otherwise a very good copy.
An anthology of quotations from Latin authors. It is arranged alphabetically with brief notes on the writers and, under simple subject headings, the Latin texts followed by English translations. It has comprehensive Latin and English indexes of the subject headings at the end. Ramage (1803-78), Scottish educationalist, anthologist and travel writer, graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1825 and toured in Italy. He also published similar anthologies of Greek, French and Italian, Spanish and German authors. The first edition of this title appeared in 1864. £30.00 [Stock No. 24863]

KEITH, ALEXANDER. EVIDENCE OF THE TRUTH OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION, DERIVED FROM THE LITERAL FULFILMENT OF PROPHECY; Particularly as illustrated by the History of the Jews, and by the Discoveries of Recent Travellers. By the Rev. Alexander Keith, Minister of St. Cyrus, Kincardineshire. Seventh Edition. [Spine title:] KEITH’S EVIDENCE OF PROPHECY. Waugh and Innes, etc.  1831.
12mo. 4.25 x 7 inches. XII + 434 pp. Illustrated by 8 engraved plates, including frontispiece, 4 folding, including plan, and by one plan in text. Bound in half black morocco, gilt, over marbled boards; spine in compartments, decorated with gilt bands. A little wear to extremities and occasional foxing, but otherwise a very good copy.
The author relates the history and archaeology of the near east to the prophecies of the Bible. Alexander Keith (1791-1880) was a Church of Scotland minister, who took his DD from the University of Aberdeen in 1833. This book was based on the accounts of travellers to the region before Keith himself visited Palestine, in 1839, having been sent by the Church to inquire into the state of the Jews. He joined the Free Church of Scotland in 1843 and revisited Palestine in 1844, taking some of the earliest daguerreotype photographs. This title proved vary popular and was published in forty editions from the 1820s to the 80s. £30.00 [Stock No. 24861]

GALLAND, ANTOINE. THE ARABIAN NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS: CONSISTING OF ONE THOUSAND AND ONE STORIES. In One Volume. Embellished with nearly One Hundred and Fifty Engravings. Printed for J. Limbird, No. 143, Strand, near Somerset-House.  1824.
8vo. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. [x] + 556 pp. Text in double columns. Illustrated throughout by wood engravings, including frontispiece.Bound in half dark morocco, gilt, over brown morocco with gilt borders; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Some foxing but otherwise a very good copy.
One Volume English translation by G. S. Beaumont from the French edition, originally published by Antoine Galland, in twelve volumes, 1704-17, as Mille et Une Nuit. The first English translation of part of it had appeared as early as 1706. Galland (1646-1715) was a French orientalist and antiquary to Louis XIV. He derived the Sindbad the Sailor tales from sources in Constantinople and the rest from a Syrian fourteenth century manuscript, although the origins of the Ali Baba and Aladdin stories is unknown as they don’t appear in Arabic manuscripts. Galland cut many of the erotic passages and all of the poetry from the originals, but his translation proved highly influential, helped by the current French vogue for fairy stories. £45.00 [Stock No. 24859]

BIBLES IN ENGLISH. THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS...  Printed by Thomas Baskett, Printer to the University. 1752.
4to in eights. 7.75 x 9.5 inches. Unpaginated. Old Testament lacks M2 - M7, O and P gatherings and Q1. Separate register for Apocrypha. Separate title page and register for New Testament. Separate register for Index and Tables. Decorated by headpiece vignettes and by initials. Bound in original mottled calf; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt. with contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Blue marbled endpapers. A little wear to extremities, a few early page repairs and occasional foxing, stains and ink mark; otherwise a very good copy. Early inscription on second free endpaper. Two births of the Williams family, 1776-77, recorded in copperplate script on verso of New Testament title page.
A good example of a mid-eighteenth century Bible, handsomely bound. This copy lacks twenty five leaves which appear to have never been bound in. These are from the book of Joshua, the entire short book of Ruth and the books of Judges and 1 Samuel. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY BOOK 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. £135.00 [Stock No. 24856]

LIPPENS, PHILIPPE. EXPÉDITION EN ARABIE CENTRALE.  Librairie D’ Amérique et de D’ Orient Adrien-Maisonneuve, 11, Rue Saint-Sulpice, VIe.  1956.
8vo. 5.75 x 9 inches. xi + [i] + 214 + [2] pp. Illustrated by 18 pages of black and white photograph, by 4 pages of colour photographs and by folding map in red and black. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. In original pictorial paper wrappers. deckled edges. Sellotape on lower inside edge of front wrapper but otherwise a very good copy.
Account of the Belgian Archaeological Expedition to Saudi-Arabia by Philippe Lippens (1910-89). The Foreword is by another expedition member Georges Ryckmans, Professor at the University of Leuven, and the preface by a third member of the expedition, Harry St John Bridger Philby (1885-1960), British Arabist and Explorer .* This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983 £75.00 [Stock No. 24847]

BIBLES IN ENGLISH. THE PICTORIAL NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY BIBLE. THE HOLY BIBLE WITH THE COMMENTARIES OF SCOTT AND HENRY, And containing also many Thousand Critical and Explanatory Notes, selected from The Great Standard Authors of Europe and America. The Commentaries Condensed and the whole edited by the Rev. John Eadie, D.D., LL.D. Profusely embellished with Maps and Pictorial Illustrations, many of them in Chromo-Lithography, taken on the Spot by Lieut.-Col. T. W. Ogilvy M’Niven, while Assiatant-Adjutant-General to the Army in Syria. W. R. M’ Phun and Son. 1867.
Large 4to. 10 x 12.75 inches. xv + [i]+ 1215 + [1] pp. + 36 + 59 + [1] pp. Title page in red and black. Separate title page and register for The New Testament,but pagination continues. Separate title pages and pagination for A Concise Biblical Cyclopædia and The Psalms of David in Metre. Includes [4] pp. family register, printed in green.Illustrated by 2 engraved maps in outline colour, 20 lithographed plates, including 2 frontispieces and by 8 wood engravings. Decorated by Royal Arms vignettes on New Testament and Psalms title pages. Bound in original brown morocco, gilt with blind stamped and gilt decorative panels on boards, enclosing gilt block; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt. All edges gilt. Extremities lightly worn. A little worming at foot of rear first free endpaper and last two leaves and some foxing, including some plate margins; otherwise a very good copy. Family Register includes details of Bagley family births in 1898, 1900 and 1930.
Authorised version of the Bible with illustrations, maps, notes and commentaries and a separate dictionary of proper names, together with the Psalms in metre. The commentaries used are those of Henry Matthew (1662-1714) and Thomas Scott (1747-1829). This is a reprint of the first edition of 1862. It was edited by John Eadie (1810-76) Scottish minister, theologian and biblical critic. His degrees were from the Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews and he held the post of Professor of Biblical Literature to the United Presbyterian Church. He served as minister of two congregations in Glasgow, published a History of the English Bible in 1876, and was a reviser of the Authorised version. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY BOOK 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. £165.00 [Stock No. 24846]

MICROSCOPES. THE MONTHLY MICROSCOPICAL JOURNAL: TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL MICROSCOPICAL SOCIETY, AND RECORD OF HISTOLOGICAL RESEARCH AT HOME AND ABROAD.  Robert Hardwicke, 192, Piccadilly, W; from Vol. XV, Hardwicke and Bogue. 1870-77..
8vo. 6 x 9 inches. Average 275 pp. per vol. Vol. V, 39 + [1] pp. publisher’s catalogue. Illustrated by around 20 lithographed plates per volume, including frontispieces and some folding, and by text figures. Decorated by publisher’s device on title pages. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, with blind stamped decorative borders. Extremities worn, some hinges starting to crack and scattered foxing; otherwise a good set.
Bound set of fifteen of the eighteen journals published under the title, Monthly Microscopical Journal, which was issued, 1869-77. It was preceded by the Transactions of the Royal Microscopical Society and was succeeded by Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society. The Society was founded in 1839 as the Microscopical Society of London. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY SET 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. £250.00 [Stock No. 24747]

PIPER, JOHN. ROMNEY MARSH. Illustrated and described by John Piper. (The King Penguin Books. 55). Penguin Books. 1950.
FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. 7 x 5 inches, 35 pp. + [1] pp. Illustrated by 16 colour plates at end and black and white drawings in text, including 16 of churches, all by John Piper.In original blue patterned boards. Slight wear to head and tail of spine but otherwise a very good clean copy.
Typical Piper style. A minor classic issued in the King Penguin series. £20.00 [Stock No. 24743]

WYE - HUBBARD, G .E. THE OLD BOOK OF WYE BEING A RECORD OF A KENTISH COUNTRY PARISH FROM THE TIME OF HENRY THE EIGHTH TO THAT OF CHARLES THE SECOND. Pilgrim Press Ltd. 1951.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. 166 pp. Illustrated by 5 pages of plates, including frontispiece. Map endpapers. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in original cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper, which has sunned spine and is chipped and torn at top and head and tail of spine; otherwise a very good copy.
Exemplary study showing just how much information early records contain - if you can interpret them. The author, Gilbert Ernest Hubbard (1885-1951) spent forty years of active service in diplomatic and consular posts in the Levant and Far East, publishing a number of books on Asian international affairs, before he became involved in local history matters. £15.00 [Stock No. 24741]

BOVILL, E. W. THE GOLDEN TRADE OF THE MOORS.  Oxford University Press. 1963.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. vi + [iv] + 281 pp. Illustrated by 8 maps, including frontispiece (with printed overlay), one plate, 5 maps in text and folding map at end. Bound in original cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which is sunned and chipped at head and tail of spine; otherwise a good clean copy. 1965 signature on first free endpaper.
Corrected reprint of first edition of 1958. A revision of the author’s earlier title, Caravans of the Old Sahara (1933). An account of the trade and caravan routes between north and west Africa across the Sahara. Edward William Bovill (1892-1966) was educated at Rugby and Cambridge and served in the First World War, including the West African Frontier Force. His works as an historian included several titles on African history. £30.00 [Stock No. 24738]

PALMER, ALAN. THE GARDENERS OF SALONIKA. [The Macedonian Campaign 1915-1918]. Andre Deutsch. 1965.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6.25 x 9.5 inches. 286 pp. Illustrated by 16 pages of black and white photographs, by 3 maps in text and by map endpapers. Bound in original olive cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper which is a little frayed and chipped at top edges and head and tail of spine. Top edge red. Some foxing confined to edges but otherwise a very good copy. 1965 Gift inscription on half title.
The definitive account of the Allied front of Thessalonica, where their Macedonian campaign was opened in 1915. The author, Alan Warwick Palmer (b.1926) was a history teacher before becoming a full time historian of modern Europe. £25.00 [Stock No. 24737]

SIGNED BY AUTHOR. MUNCASTER, MARTIN. THE WIND IN THE OAK.  Robin Garton. 1978.
Large 4to. 9.25 x 12.5 inches. 120 pp. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white.Bound in original cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper which is sunned along top edge; otherwise a very good copy. Signed gift inscription from author to Admiral and Mrs Brock, 1978 on half title. Loosely inserted: 1988 Obituary notice of Rear-Admiral Patrick Willet Brock (1902-88) and prospectus for The Wind in the Oak, [4] pp., folded. Bookplate
An account of the life and work of the marine, later landscape artist, Claude Muncaster (1903-74). In his early career he sailed round the Horn before the mast in a grain ship. During the war he was the Admiralty’s camouflage expert, working in the office of Commander Brock, to whom this book is inscribed. He served as President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists for nearly twenty years. The author is his son, Martin Muncaster (b.1934), BBC radio and TV broadcaster, actor and producer. £45.00 [Stock No. 24736]

MARTINEAU, HARRIET. ILLUSTRATIONS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY. 3 volumes in one: No. XXIII. THE THREE AGES.; No. XXIV. THE FARRERS OF BUDGE-ROW. A Tale.; No. XXV. THE MORAL OF MANY FABLES.  Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster-Row. 1833-34.
FIRST EDITIONS. 12mo. 4 x 6 inches. [iv] + 126 pp.; [vi] + 136 pp.; [iv] + 255 + [1] pp.; v + [i] + 144 pp. Each has 2 title pages, the first also containing the series title. Bound in original half morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting title labels, gilt. A little wear to extremities and occasional foxing but otherwise a very good set. Binder’s stamp of Mudie on verso of first free endpaper. Bookseller’s label of Marks and Co., 84 Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.2 on front pastedown. Decorative bookplate of Frances Elionor Pearse.
Works of political economy under the guise of fiction, a genre pioneered by Harriet Martineau (1802-76). Regarded as a founder of sociology, she was among the first social theorist to examine household economy, women, marriage, children, religious life and race. Illustrations of Political Economy was published in nine volumes, 1832-34 and proved to be a great publishing success, even outselling Dickens. It is considered that it helped to spread the free market ideas of Adam Smith throughout the British Empire. No. XXV was the last of the series and, unlike its predecessors, was not written in the form of a work of fiction. £150.00 [Stock No. 24735]

 

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