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WHITELEY, GEORGE. NORTHERN SEAS HARDY SAILORS.  W. W. Norton and Company. 1982.
Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. xiv + 270 pp. Illustrated by 10 maps and charts, including frontispiece and by black and white photographs and sketches in text. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in original half grey cloth over light grey boards, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper.
Using his summer cruise as an historical narrative base, the author relates the seafaring life of his ancestors as he sails north from Maine to Newfoundland and Labrador, returning south via the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the coast of Nova Scotia. George Whiteley (1908-90) was a Newfoundlander, who worked as an oceanographical scientist and later emigrated to the US, where he taught science for many years. (Crossroads Country: Memories of pre-confederation Newfoundland web site). £12.00 [Stock No. 25313]

SACHSE, WILLIAM L. RESTORATION ENGLAND 1660-1689. (Conference on British Studies Bibliographical Handbooks). for the Conference on British Studies at The University Press.  1971.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. ix + [i] + 114 + [1] pp. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in original red cloth, gilt, in price clipped dust wrapper. A fine copy.
The fourth volume in a series of Bibliographical Handbooks on English history, by William Lewis Sachse (b.1912), University of Wisconsin. It includes 2350 entries under fourteen classified headings, with an index of authors, editors and translators. £10.00 [Stock No. 25312]

CRANE, R. S. and KAYE, F. B. A CENSUS OF BRITISH NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS 1620-1800. By R. S. Crane and F. B. Kaye. With the Assistance of M. E. Prior.  The Holland Press. 1979.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. vi + 205 pp. Decorated head and tailpiece vignettes and initials and by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in original red cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper. A fine copy.
First published by The University of North Carolina Press as a Special Issue of Studies in Philology, vol. 14, no.1 1927 and reprinted 1966, compiled by Ronald Salmon Crane (1886-1967) and Frederick Benjamin Kaye (1892-1930). It contains four parts, British Periodicals accessible in US libraries, British periodicals not found in US libraries, a chronological index and a geographical index of periodicals published outside of London. £12.00 [Stock No. 25301]

SECOND IMPRESSION OF SASSOON’S WAR POEMS. SASSOON, SIEGFRIED. THE WAR POEMS. By the author of ‘The Old Huntsman’ and ‘Counter Attack’ William Heinemann, 1920. 1920.
Small 8vo. 7 x 4.5 inches, 95 pp.Orig. red cloth with paper labels designed by William Nicholson to spine and upper board. Spine very slightly faded.
First edition of War Poems - second impression. Of the 64 poems, 12 were published for the first time. £150.00 [Stock No. 25285]

FLEMING, IAN. OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS.  Joanthan Cape Thirty Bedford Square. 1966.
FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. 5.25 x 7.75 inches. 94 + [1] pp. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in original brown cloth, gilt, in price clipped pictorial dust wrapper. Grey marbled endpapers. A fine copy.
First edition of the fourteenth and final James Bond book. It consists of two stories, written in 1961 and 1962, which were later serialised in newspapers before this first publication in book form. £75.00 [Stock No. 25269]

HOFLAND, Mrs BARBARA. THE BLIND FARMER AND HIS CHILDREN. By Mrs Hofland. Printed for J. Harris, Corner of St. Paul’s Church-Yard. 1816.
FIRST EDITION. 12mo. iv + 183 + [1] pp. + [8] pp] publisher’s advertisements. Illustrated by engraved frontispiece, dated December 1815. Bound in original mottled calf, gilt; spine in compartments, decorated gilt, with contrasting morocco title label. Extremities worn, with a little loss at tail of spine. Title page browned with small tears below author’s name, with slight loss of text. Occasional foxing elsewhere, but otherwise a very good copy. Early signature on first free endpaper and 1937 gift inscription with verse on front pastedown.
First edition of a popular children’s moral story by Sheffield born poet and educationalist, Mrs Barbara Hofland (1770-1844), which was published in numerous later editions. £75.00 [Stock No. 25260]

THE DEDICATION COPY. MACKIE, S .J. A DESCRIPTIVE AND HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF FOLKESTONE AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD,   J. English, High Street. London: Simpkin and Marshall. 1856.
8vo. 5 x 7.5 inches. viii + 241 pp.Illustrated by portrait frontispiece of William Harvey and numerous wood engravings throughout the text.Bound in full Morocco elaborately tooled in gilt with the ticket of J. English Bookbinder Folkestone and the bookplate of J.C. Bouverie. The book was dedicated to Lady Mary Bouverie and therefore the bookplate is likely to be her husband: Jacob Bouverie, Earl Radnor making this very probably the dedication copy given by English to the Lord of the Manor.
The First Edition of the nineteenth century history and guidebook of the town; the first published attempt at a comprehensive history of the town. An exceptional example of the first history of Folkestone specially bound by the publisher for presentation. £250.00 [Stock No. 25254]

CLARK, PETER and HOSKING, JEAN. POPULATION ESTIMATES OF ENGLISH SMALL TOWNS 1550-1851. Revised Edition. (Working Paper No. 5 1993). Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester.  1996.
4to. 8.25 x 11.75 inches. [4] + ix + 184 pp. In paper wrappers with cloth spine. A very good copy.
This title was first published in 1989. This copy is a reprint of the second edition of 1993. Arranged under counties, this useful study supplies population estimates from mid-sixteenth Diocesan Surveys, through Hearth Taxes and the Compton Census of 1676 to the Census Returns of 1811 and 1851, etc. The tables also provide acreage figures for the town and parish areas. Already a scarce title. £50.00 [Stock No. 25252]

MELLISH, KATHERINE. KATHERINE MELLISH'S COOKERY AND DOMESTIC MANAGEMENT Including Economic and Middle Class Practical Cookery. Illustrated by fifty-six beautifully coloured plates and by four hundred and forty-one illustrations in the text from photographs specially taken for this book, showing dishes prepared for the table and the various processes of preparation. Volumes I and II.  The Standard Art Book Company, Ltd. 30-32 Ludgate Hill, E.C.  [1901].
TWO VOLUMES. 4to. 7.5 x 10 inches. Vol. I, xii + 514 pp.; Vol. II, vi + [ii] + 515-987 pp. Illustrated by 57 chromolithograph plates and by 441 text figures. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, professionally recased, with original gilt decorated spine. Index re-margined due to fragility of the fore edge. Some wear to extremities and scattered foxing, but otherwise a very good set.
Beautifully illustrated and comprehensive cookery book. In her preface, the author emphasises its practicality, avoiding ‘small printing, small type and long paragraphs. Now my personal experience is that a cookery book should always be readable when lying open on the table at the side of the cook, thus saving her the trouble of stooping or of picking it up.’ £150.00 [Stock No. 25251]

JESSE, EDWARD. GLEANINGS IN NATURAL HISTORY; WITH LOCAL RECOLLECTIONS. To which are added Maxims and Hints for an Angler. SECOND SERIES. To which are added Some Extracts from the Unpublished MSS. of the Late Mr. White of Selborne. By Edward Jesse, Esq. John Murray, Albemarle Street.  1832-34 .
TWO VOLUMES. FIRST EDITIONS. 8vo. 5 x 7.5 inches. [First Series], xi + [l] + 313 + [1]pp. Half title, Maxims and Hints; Second Series, xi + [i] + 321 + [i] pp. Illustrated by engraved plate [First Series] and by folding facsimile frontispiece from Gilbert White Journal and engravings in text (Second Series). Decorated by title page vignette [First Series]. Bound in original half green morocco, gilt, over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands decorated gilt. Marbled endpapers. Slight wear to extremities and occasional foxing. Front hinge of [First Series} starting to crack, but otherwise a very good set.
Observations on animal and bird behaviour, angling, trees and the London parks. The Second Series contains then unpublished extracts from Gilbert White’s Journals (which were not published in full until Richard Mabey’s edition of 1986-88). Edward Jesse (1786-1868) was a a government clerk from 1798 and held various minor offices until he retired as surveyor of the royal parks and palaces. His edition of the Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White, was published, 1851. £150.00 [Stock No. 25238]

DOUCH, JOHN. SMUGGLING. ROUGH, RUDE MEN A HISTORY OF OLD TIME KENTISH SMUGGLING. Dover, Crabwell Publications,  1985.
First Edition 8vo.8 x 5.5 inches, 150 pp. with illustrations throughout.
Further research into smuggling episodes along the Kentish coast by the established smuggling historian. £12.00 [Stock No. 25220]

ONE OF 150 COPIES. FINN, ARTHUR. (Edited by). RECORDS OF LYDD. TRANSLATED AND TRANSCRIBED BY ARTHUR HUSSEY AND M.M. HARDY.  Ashford: Kentish Express. 1911.
4to., 6.5 X 9 Inches, 452 pp., with one folding plate.
An important and scholarly book, the only substantial work on Lydd. This is one of the original 150 Subscribers copies. The work has never been reprinted and consequently now very scarce. £165.00 [Stock No. 25218]

ADDISON, JOSEPH. THE FREE-HOLDER. OR POLITICAL ESSAYS. By the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq; Nos. 1 - 55, 23 December 1715 - 29 June 1716.  Printed for J. and R. Tonson in the Strand. 1761.
12mo. 4 x 6.75 inches. [viii] + 316 pp. + [10] pp. index. Decorated by title page, head and tailpiece vignettes and by initial.Bound in original calf with gilt borders; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting morocco title label, gilt. Extremities worn and front hinge starting to crack. Some browning of edges of fly leaves and preliminaries, but otherwise a very good crisp copy. Early library shelf marks on front pastedown and later bookplate.
These political essays first appeared as articles in Addison’s last publication, the magazine of this title, and were collected together in book form in the first edition of 1716. Joseph Addison (1672-1719), politician and writer, is best known as an essayist, particularly for his contributions, with his friend, Richard Steele, to the highly influential periodicals, The Tatler and The Spectator published, 1709-12, with a short revival in 1714. The Free-Holder was published in numerous eighteenth century editions. (ESTC T401780). £85.00 [Stock No. 25211]

STRAKER, ERNEST. WEALDEN IRON. A MONOGRAPH ON THE FORMER IRONWORKS IN THE COUNTIES OF SUSSEX, SURREY, AND KENT. COMPRISING A HISTORY OF THE INDUSTRY FROM THE EARLIEST OF TIMES TO ITS CESSATION; TOGETHER WITH A TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF THE EXISTING REMAINS FROM PERSONAL OBSERVATION. David and Charles. 1969.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. xiv + [ii] + 487 pp. Illustrated by 9 double page maps, 9 black and white plates, including frontispiece and by numerous black and white photographs, many full page, and 2 maps and some diagrams in text.
Reprint of the definitive work on the subject, first published in 1931. The first part is a history and analysis of the industry and the second a detailed topographical and descriptive survey, arranged by rivers and accompanied by marked up reproductions of Bartholomew two inch maps to indicate sites of furnaces, forges and bloomeries. Ernest Straker (d.1941) carried out many of his early on site investigations, using trains and local buses, in spite of limitations imposed on his mobility by ill health. £40.00 [Stock No. 25197]

RITCHIE, ROBERT PEEL. ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF EDINBURGH. MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. THE EARLY DAYS OF THE ROYALL COLLEDGE OF PHISITIANS, EDINBURGH the Extended Oration of the Harveian Society, Edinburgh delivered at the 114th Festival by the President Robert Peel Ritchie M.D.Edin., F.R.C.P.E., F.R.S.E., etc. [Half title:] Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. George P. Johnston. 1899.
4to. 8 x 10 inches. xvi + [ii] + 313 pp. Title page in red and black. Illustrated by 12 plates, including frontispiece and by title page vignette of College seal. Bound in original green cloth, gilt with block of College seal on front board. Bevelled edges. Deckled edges. Extremities worn and spine and board edges sunned. Some browning of fly leaves and scattered light foxing, largely confined to margins; otherwise a very good copy.
A history of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, established in 1682. An extended version of an oration delivered to the Harveian Society of Edinburgh, by Robert Peel Ritchie (1835-1902), Scottish physician and medical historian and President of the Royal College, 1887-89. The first chapter is concerned with the epoch of William Harvey. £30.00 [Stock No. 25170]

1780 HAND-COLOURED FIGURES.BOTANY - JOHNSON, CHARLES PIERPOINT. Illustrated by SOWERBY, JOHN EDWARD. BRITISH WILD FLOWERS. Illustrated by John E. Sowerby. Described with an introduction and a key to the natural orders, by C. Pierpoint Johnson. Re-issue: To which is added A Supplement containing 180 figures of lately discovered flowering plants. By John W. Salter, A.L.S, F.G.S. and the Ferns, Horsetails, and Club-mosses. By John E. Sowerby. Gurney and Jackson, 1 Paternoster Row. 1890.
Reissue with extra plates. 4to. 7 x 9.75 inches. [2] + lii + 186 pp. Illustrated by hand-coloured frontispiece by J. De C. Sowerby, 2 black and white plates in introduction and 89 hand-coloured plates with 1780 figures, by J. E. Sowerby. Publisher’s device on title page.
A well-illustrated field guide to British wild flowers, ‘Intended merely as a volume of reference for the field-botanist, the country resident or summer rambler, when works of more pretension are not at hand, our book can comprise little more descriptive matter than is absolutely necessary, with the assistance of the plates, to identify each plant’ (Introduction). Sowerby, collaborated with Charles Pierpoint Johnson (d.1893), on illustrating botanical texts, 1857-62. John Edward Sowerby (1825-1870), the botanical artist and publisher was the third family generation to work in these fields, his grandfather, James Sowerby (!757-1822), one of the greatest botanists of the age, while his uncle, James de Carle Sowerby (1787-1871) contributed the frontispiece to this work. First published in 1858, British Wild Flowers proved to be a popular title and this edition is enlarged from the original with additional material in the appendix and in the supplement of ferns. £150.00 [Stock No. 25167]

KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF CANTERBURY, WHITSTABLE, HERNE BAY AND NEIGHBOURHOOD.  Kelly's Directories.  1940.
8vo, 7.5 X 5 inches, ii + 60 + 896 + 2 pp. Lacking the map as usual.bound in original cloth as issued. A very good example.
Scarce pre WW2 directory of Canterbury together with the surrounding villages. £85.00 [Stock No. 25165]

FIRST EDITION . ISHERWOOD, CHRISTOPHER. A SINGLE MAN.  Methuen and Co. Ltd., 11 New Fetter Lane EC4. 1964.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 8.25 inches. 158 pp. Bound in original grey cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has slightly sunned spine and light edge wear. Traces of edge foxing, but otherwise a very good copy.
First edition of novel by Christopher Isherwood, who became a US citizen in 1946 and lived at Santa Monica, California. It relates a day in the life of an English professor at a university in Los Angeles and was adapted into a film in 2009. £45.00 [Stock No. 25160]

DOUGLAS, KEITH.  Editions Poetry.  1946.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 7 x 9 inches. 141 + [1] + xvi pp. Illustrated by 3 colour plates, including frontispiece, by the author and by his line drawings in text. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in original quarter red cloth, gilt, over grey stiff boards, in dust wrapper, which is sunned at edges, with chips at head and tail of spine. Pages browned, but otherwise a very good copy.
A classic narrative of war in the Western Desert, written and illustrated by Keith Douglas (1920-44), who fell in Normandy, three days after D-day. The author’s Middle Eastern poems are in a separate section at the end. £85.00 [Stock No. 25158]

[MANNING, FREDERICK]. PRIVATE 19022. HER PRIVATES WE.  Peter Davies. 1930.
FIRST TRADE EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 7.5 inches. [viii] + 453 pp.Bound in original textured cloth with pictorial front board and titles in black. Slight wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy.
A very good copy of the first trade edition of the great war novel with the powerful pictorial front cover. An expurgated version of the limited edition of 1929, published under the tile, The Middle Parts of Fortune. Certainly one of the most significant English novels of the Great War - Hemingway said of it that it was ‘the finest and noblest novel to come out of World War 1.’ Australian born poet and writer, Frederick Manning (1882-1935) served, as Private 19022, with 7th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry in the Battle of the Somme and subsequently to early 1918, when he resigned his commission, received the previous year, in the Royal Irish Regiment. £75.00 [Stock No. 25156]

 

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