CORALS FIRST ACCURATELY DESCRIBED.
ELLIS, JOHN. AN ESSAY TOWARDS A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE CORALLINES, AND OTHER MARINE PRODUCTIONS OF THE LIKE KIND, COMMONLY FOUND ON THE COASTS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. TO WHICH IS ADDED THE DESCRIPTION OF A LARGE MARINE POLYPE TAKEN NEAR THE NORTH POLE, BY THE WHALE-FISHERS, IN THE SUMMER 1753.
For the Author; and sold by A. Millar, in the Strand; J. and J. Rivington, in St. Paul’s Church-Yard; and R. and J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall. 1755.
FIRST EDITION, 4to. 8 x 10 inches, xvii +  +103 +  Illustrated with a frontispiece and 42 engraved plates [19 of which are folding] Most copies of this work have a frontis plates 1 -37 and an unnumbered plate of Cuffs Microscope. This copy has plates 38 and 39 (issued later and usually lacking especially plate 39) and is extra illustrated with an unnumbered plate of Barnacles and plate 14 from Ellis’s paper in Phil. Trans. vol. 49. Some of the plates are after Ehret.Bound in full tree calf, rebacked with matching calf and five raised bands. preserving the original title label. A clean tight copy, with some light foxing here and there, some old neat marginal notes mostly giving the scientific name of species. A very good example with extra plates.
John Ellis (c. 1710–1776), In this book Ellis published his argument that Corals were not plants but Animals, he is the first to have made this observation which he did with Mr Cuff’s Aquatic Microsope which is illustrated and discribed in the book. Ellis's descriptions and professionally drawn engravings, and his scientific approach, were outstanding. His two longest books, Natural History of the Corallines (1755; French and Dutch edns, 1756; pirated German edn, 1767) and the posthumous Natural History of Zoophytes (1786, partly written by Solander), were seminal. In the 1750s he was one of the British Museum's first noteworthy scientific visitors. He became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1754 and was its Copley medallist in 1767.
This copy has A Bookplate of Robert Stirling Newall FRS FRAS (1812 – 1889) who was a Scottish engineer and astronomer, is on the front paste-down marbled endpaper. £1,250.00 [Stock No. 24452]
SURVEY AND MAP OF LINCOLNSHIRE 1720.
COX, THOMAS. MORDEN, ROBERT, cartography by. LINCOLNSHIRE [Taken from:] MAGNA BRITANNIA; OR TOPOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, ECCLESIASTICAL, AND NATURAL HISTORY OF LINCOLNSHIRE,
With Pedigrees of all the noble Families and Gentry, both Ancient and Modern, Biographical Notices of eminent and learned Men to whom this County has given Birth; also an Alphabetical Table of the Towns, Villages, and Hamlets, with the several Hundreds and Deaneries in which they stand, together with the value of the Churches in the King’s Books, collected and composed according to the best relations extant. In the Savoy: printed by Eliz. Nutt; and sold by M. Nutt, in Exeter-Exchange in the Strand, and J. Morphew near Stationers-Hall. 1720.
4to. 6.75 X 8.75 inches. pp. 1404-1516 comprising the entire section on Lincolnshire, extracted from vol. 2 of the complete work.Illustrated by folding map of Lincolnshire by Robert Morden in original colouring at beginning of text, and by engraved table of distances with county statistics and coats of arms of towns at end. Rebound in half morocco, gilt, over marbled boards. Extremities slightly worn and a little foxing and staining, but otherwise a neat clean copy. A few marginal pencil notes.
Magna Britannia was intended to be an enlargement of the sixth edition of Britannia by William Camden (1607) and was originally published in monthly parts as a supplement to the Atlas Geographus (5 vols., 1711-17). Only the sections on the English counties were published in six volumes from 1720-31. Vols. 1 and 2 (the latter including Lincolnshire) were continuously paginated and both appeared in 1720. The series has generally been attributed to Thomas Cox (1655/6-1734), rector of Stoke Harvard and vicar of Broomfield, Essex who published a number of works on ecclesiastical and national history. His DNB author, however, considers that ‘this was probably a confusion arising from the name of the bookseller who took over the publication from 1724, who was also a Thomas Cox.’ ESTC follows the traditional attribution of the work to the Rev. Thomas Cox, although it notes that the vendor of the remainder of the Magna Britannia stock advertised in a sale catalogue of 1738 was probably Thomas Cox (i.e. the printer). The work was reissued in the same year by another printer. The cartographer Robert Morden (d.1703) produced the English county maps, in a larger format, for the 1695 edition of Camden’s Britannia and these remained standard for fifty years, hence their later use (in small format, compiled in 1701 and revised after 1704) in Magna Britannia. £50.00 [Stock No. 24450]
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. NORMAN WAIT HARRIS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 25TH HARRIS INSTITUTE. NATIONALISM AND REGIONALISM IN SOUTH ASIA.
Phillips Talbot Director. The University of Chicago May 25-29, 1949
[At head of cover title:] Confidential - Not for Publication. University of Chicago 1949.
TYPESCRIPT. 4to. 8.5 x 11 inches. ix +  + 256 p.In paper wrappers, which are a little sunned and grimed with cracks across spine; otherwise a very good copy. Signature on front wrapper.
Unpublished typescript. An international meeting of specialists to examine the implications of major wartime and political developments in the countries of Southern Asia, including Pakistan, India, Ceylon, Burma, Thailand, Indochina, Malaya, Indonesia and the Philippines. The four public lectures, followed by Round Table discussions were:
1. South Asia in the World Today, J. S. Furnivall.
2. Cultural Facets of South Asian Regionalism, Cora DuBois.
3. Co-operation, Competition, and Isolation in the Economic Sphere, J. S. Furnivall.
4. Nationalism, Communism and Regionalism in South Asia, H.E. Ambassador Carlos P. Romulo. £50.00 [Stock No. 24448]
CHOU, ERIC. A MAN MUST CHOOSE.
The Dilemma of a Chinese Patriot. Longmans. 1963.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. vii + [i] + 215 pp. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece and by map. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page.Bound in original red cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper (with author’s portrait on rear), which is chipped with some loss along edges. Front board has slight damage on inner edge and stain on fore edge; otherwise a very good copy. Signature on front pastedown.
Eric Chou (1915-80) was born in Manchuria and educated at Peking University. During the war he worked in various Allied information services and later as a journalist in Hong Kong. This book relates his experiences following his arrest on a visit to the Peoples Republic and holding in detention in Shanghai, 1952-57. £20.00 [Stock No. 24446]
PEKING. GLIMPSES OF PEKING.
Art Photo Press. 1957.
4to. 8.5 x 10.25 inches. Unpaginated. [102 pp.] Titles, text and captions in Chinese, Russian, English, French and German. Illustrated by 98 sepia photographs with captions. Coloured pictorial endpapers.Bound in original half cloth over stiff card boards with Chinese title, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper which has a little edge wear; otherwise a very good copy. Loosely inserted: An Illustration of the Prominent Sights in Peking, folding colour aerial view with main text in Chinese and captions in Chinese, Russian and English, 30 x 21 inches; folder with 10 colour postcards; folder with 13 colour postcards and one small colour print; coloured silk print of the Great Wall, 6.5 x 4.5 inches. text of last three items in Chinese.
Photographic views of Peking in 1957. £30.00 [Stock No. 24445]
MAO TSE-TUNG. SELECTED WORKS OF MAO TSE-TUNG.
Volumes One to Four. Lawrence and Wishart Ltd. 1954-56.
FOUR VOLUMES. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. Volume One, 336 pp.; Volume Two, 296 pp.; Volume Three, 260 pp.; Volume Four, 348 pp. Illustrated by signed portrait frontispiece, Volume One. Bound in original pink cloth, gilt in dust wrappers, of which Volume One has edge tears and stains. All boards have been affected by damp but very good clean interiors.
The first authorised English translation of the Selected Works of Chairman Mao, based on the four volume Chinese edition. The first volume covers the period of the revolutionary civil wars in China, 1926-36; the second volume concludes this with On Contradiction and covers the first two years of the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, 1937-38; the third volume continues the War of Resistance up to 1941 and the fourth volume from 1941 to the defeat of Japan in 1945. £80.00 [Stock No. 24444]
MICHELI, SILVIO. MONGOLIA.
In Search of Marco Polo and Other Adventures. Translated from the Italian by Bruce Penman. Hollis and Carter. 1967.
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. 365 +  pp.Illustrated by double page map, diagram and by 16 pages of black and white photographs. Bound in original green cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, which has some small tears and edge wear. Extremities slightly worn and a little sunning of lower edge but otherwise a very good copy. Signature on first free endpaper.
First published in Milan, 1964, the English edition is a slightly abridged version of the Italian one. An account of the author’s travels in Mongolia, in three parts based on his interpreter, Aguan, Pulgin, a young shepherd who attaches himself to the author and his sister, Sayan, with whom he falls in love. Silvio Micheli (1911-90) from Viareggio, was an Industrial designer turned author who wrote on the Italian Resistance and the workers’ struggle, most notably his novel, Pane duro, 1946. £20.00 [Stock No. 24441]
YOKOHAMA CITY OFFICE. GENERAL INTRODUCTION OF YOKOHAMA, JAPAN.
Yokohama City Office. [1959-60].
4to. 8.25 x 11 inches. [iv] + 114 +  pp. Numerous advertisements included throughout text. Illustrated by coloured folding map at end, and throughout by colour and black and white photographs and by diagrams and tables. Decorated by red device on title page. Bound in original cream cloth patterned in silver, gilt. Extremities worn and bumped at top edges; otherwise a very good copy.
Well illustrated guide to the port and city of Yokohama, marking the hundredth anniversary of the opening of the port to overseas trade in 1858. £20.00 [Stock No. 24440]
WILLIAMS, HAROLD S. SHADES OF THE PAST OR INDISCREET TALES OF JAPAN
Decorations by Jean Williams. Second Printing. Charles E. Tuttle Company. 1959.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.25 x 7.75. 357 pp. Illustrated by 8 black and white plates and half title and endpiece vignettes by Jean Williams. Bound in original yellow cloth with red titles, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has small chips at the head of a slightly sunned spine, Patterned endpapers. Deckled edges. A very good copy. Signed by author on first free endpaper.
Tales of Japan, including the Foreign Settlements or Concessions following the opening of the country to foreign trade in 1859. They originally appeared in the Mainichi newspaper in Japan from 1953-58 in the Shades of the Past series, and have been revised and partly rewritten. At the end is a note about the author, a chronological table and a glossary. Harold Stannett Williams (1898-1987) was an Australian who spent most of his adult life, pursuing a successful commercial career in Japan interrupted only by his Pacific war service. He was a prolific writer on Japan, specialising in the history of the foreign settlements. He donated his large research collection to the National Library of Australia. £75.00 [Stock No. 24439]
WILLIAMS, HAROLD S. TALES OF THE FOREIGN SETTLEMENTS IN JAPAN.
Decorations by Jean Williams. Second Printing. Charles E. Tuttle Company. 1959.
8vo. 5.25 x 7.75. 351 pp. Illustrated by 8 black and white plates and half title and endpiece vignettes by Jean Williams. Bound in original red cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, which has small chips at head of spine. Patterned endpapers. Deckled edges. A very good copy. Signed by author on first free endpaper.
First published 1958, the first part contains twenty five tales about the Foreign Settlements or Concessions in Japan following the opening of the country to foreign trade in 1859. The second part prints an additional ten strange stories that revolve around these times. Harold Stannett Williams (1898-1987) was an Australian who spent most of his adult life, pursuing a successful commercial career in Japan interrupted only by his Pacific war service. He was a prolific writer on Japan, specialising in the history of the foreign settlements. He donated his large research collection to the National Library of Australia. £60.00 [Stock No. 24438]
[DEFOE, DANIEL]. THE LIFE AND STRANGE SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER:
who lived eight and twenty years all alone in an uninhabited island on the coast of America, near the mouth of the great river Oroonoque; having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With An Account how he was at last as strangely delivered by Pirates. Written by himself. The seventeenth edition, adorned with cuts. In two volumes. Title page to vol.2: ’The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, being the Second and Last Part of his Life and of the Strange Surprising Accounts of his Travels Round Three Parts of the Globe. for J.F. and C. Rivington 1791.
Two Volumes, 17th edition, 12mo, 6.75 x 4 inches. 288 + 275 pp.Illustrated with 12 engraved plates including frontispiece and a large folding map with Crusoe’s voyage marked on the map. Both volumes bound in contemporary full calf with a red morocco labels on the spines, the two volumes are identical in size but the binding detail is not quite matching.
Joints cracked and extremities worn, particularly at the head and tail of the spines which are rubbed with some loss, internally clean with only accessional foxing and the title page and frontispiece of volume one has a small marginal damp stain but a good example in original condition.
An attractive and delightfully illustrated edition, which is scarce. ESTC records only 3 copies in Europe and 7 copies in North America.
One of the plates depicts Crusoe travelling through the Great Wall of China. £1,200.00 [Stock No. 24434]
LISSAGARAY, PROSPER-OLIVIER. AVELING, ELEANOR MARX, translated by. HISTORY OF THE COMMUNE OF 1871.
Translated from the French of Lissagaray by Eleanor Marx Aveling. Reeves and Turner, 196 Strand. 1886.
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 9 inches. xv + [i] + 500 pp. Bound in original red cloth, gilt; blind stamped borders on front boards enclosing decorative gilt block. Patterned green endpapers. Extremities worn and some foxing largely confined to preliminaries and edges; otherwise a very good copy. Embossed stamp on verso of first free endpaper, some pencil notes on recto of last free endpaper, pencil lines in margins and occasional ink corrections to text.
The first English translation of the work published in French in 1876. Prosper-Olivier Lissagaray (1838-1901) was a French republican journalist and a revolutionary socialist, who witnessed the events of the Paris Commune. He spent the years 1871-80 in exile in London, where he became briefly engaged to Karl Marx’s daughter, Eleanor (later Eleanor Marx Aveling, although she never formally married, 1855-1898) who assisted him in the writing, and also translated it into English. An important source for the history of the Paris Commune, frequently reprinted. £150.00 [Stock No. 24431]
EASDOWN, MARTIN and SAGE, LINDA. FOLKESTONE UNDER WATER.
The story of five main flood years that hit the town of Folkestone during the twentieth century. By Martin Easdown and Linda Sage. The Folkestone and District Local History Society. 2001.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.25 inches. [iii] + 29 pp. Illustrated by black and white photographs.In blue pictorial card wrappers. A fine copy.
Accounts of the Folkestone flash floods and Pent Stream floods of 1909, 1913, 1934, 1939 and 1996. £10.00 [Stock No. 24429]
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.
EASDOWN, MARTIN. VICTORIA’S GOLDEN PIER.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE VICTORIA PIER FOLKESTONE and other attractions on Folkestone seafront.
Limited Edition No. 25 of 50 [with postcard pack]. Marlin Publications. 1998.
8vo. 6.75 x 9.5 inches. 104 pp.Illustrated throughout by black and white photographs, facsimiles and map. In original green pictorial laminated card wrappers. A fine copy. Limited edition leaflet and pack of 4 black and white postcards loosely inserted. Signed by author on title page.
Published in a limited print run of five hundred. The entire edition sold very quickly and is out of print. This copy is one of fifty that included the additional postcard pack. At the end is a Statement of Accounts for the Folkestone Pier and Lift Co. 1909-1940, and a Chronological List of the Seaside Pleasure Piers of Great Britain, with a map. £25.00 [Stock No. 24427]
FOLKESTONE. HART, BRIAN. FOLKESTONE’S CLIFF LIFTS 1885 - 1985.
Millgate Publishing. 1985.
4to. 8.25 x 10.5 inches. 48 pp.Illustrated throughout by black and white photographs and diagrams. Pictorial endpapers, including plan. In cream laminated pictorial wrappers. Very slight wear to extremities but otherwise a fine copy.
A well-researched history, of which few were printed. Published to mark the centenary of the opening of the first cliff lift in 1885. £15.00 [Stock No. 24426]
HYNDMAN, OONAGH. WARTIME KENT 1939-40.
A Selection of Memories from the BBC Radio Kent series. Meresborough Books. 1990.
8vo. 6 x 8.25 inches. 159 pp. +  pp. publisher’s advertisements. Illustrated by black and white photographs and drawings.In pictorial laminated card wrappers. A fine copy.
Recollections from 1938-39 until the end of the Battle of Britain. £10.00 [Stock No. 24425]
RICE, JOHN and ROONEY, EAMONN. FOLKESTONE A PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD
Compiled by John Rice. With additional material by Eamonn Rooney. Revised Edition. Alan Sutton. 1992.
Oblong 4to. 9.75 x 7 inches. Unpaginated. [64 pp.].Illustrated throughout by black and white photographs.In pictorial laminated card wrappers. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy.
A revision of the 1977 edition with additional material by local historian, Eamonn Rooney. £10.00 [Stock No. 24424]
BLOOMFIELD, PETER. KENT AND THE NAPOLEONIC WARS.
(KENTISH SOURCES X). Alan Sutton for Kent Archives Office. 1987.
8vo. 5 x 8 inches. xi + [i] + 193 pp. 17 black and white illustrations and 2 sketch maps at end.In original pictorial laminated card wrappers. Slight water staining on lower edge of rear card wrapper and last few pages of text; otherwise a very good copy.
Contents include an historical commentary and thirty two documents of the period. A useful reference on the impact of the Napoleonic Wars on the county. A volume in the Kentish Sources series from the Kent Archives Office. £10.00 [Stock No. 24423]
EASDOWN, MARTIN and SAGE, LINDA. RAIN, WRECK AND RUIN.
Disaster and Misfortune in Folkestone, Sandgate, Seabrook and Cheriton. Murder section by Linda Sage. Marlin Publications. 1997.
8vo. 6 x 8.25 inches. 216 pp. Illustrated throughout in black and white.In original laminated card wrappers. Fore edge a little marked but otherwise a very good copy. Signed by both authors on title page.
Containing sections on a range of disasters, natural and man-made, including Shipwreck, Storms, Wars, Fires and, more sinisterly, Murders. It includes a street by street list of properties lost during the Second World War. The title went out of print almost as soon as it was published, and has never been reprinted.
This copy is signed by both authors. £20.00 [Stock No. 24422]
DOVER. VINE, JESSIE ELIZABETH. DOVER REMEMBERED.
RECOLLECTIONS OF A CHILDHOOD IN OLD DOVER. Illustrations by Thomas George Vine. Meresborough Books. 1984.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.25 inches. 120 pp.Illustrated throughout by black and white drawings, including frontispiece and title page vignette. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. In original pictorial card wrappers. Spine sunned but otherwise a very good copy. Signature and coloured library hand stamp on half title.
Well illustrated reminiscences of growing up in Dover where the author was born in 1907. £10.00 [Stock No. 24421]