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FOLKESTONE. ROONEY, EAMONN D., TAYLOR, ALAN F., WHITNEY, CHARLES E., collected by. FOLKESTONE IN OLD PHOTOGRAPHS.  Alan Sutton. 1990.
8vo. 6 x 8.5 inches. 158 + [1] pp.Illustrated throughout by black and white photographs, including frontispiece.In original pictorial laminated card wrappers. Slight traces of foxing on fore edge but otherwise a very good copy. Decorated by publisherís device on title page.
The first volume in the series. Out of print and always in demand. £15.00 [Stock No. 24417]

SIGNED BY AUTHOR. FOLKESTONE. TAYLOR, ALAN F. IMAGES OF ENGLAND. FOLKESTONE VOLUME II. Compiled by Alan F. Taylor. Tempus. 2004.
128 pp. 8vo. 6.5 x 9.25 inches. 127 pp. + [1] pp. publisherís advertisements.Illustrated throughout in black and white, including frontispiece.In original pictorial card wrappers. A very good copy. Inscribed by author on half-title.
The first section reproduces images from 1840s pen and wash by Henry Moses. A sequel to the authorís first work in this series, published in 1998. £15.00 [Stock No. 24416]

SIGNED BY AUTHOR. FOLKESTONE. TAYLOR, ALAN F. IMAGES OF ENGLAND. FOLKESTONE Compiled by Alan F. Taylor. Tempus. 1998.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6.5 x 9.25. 128 pp. Illustrated throughout in black and white.In original pictorial laminated card wrappers. A very good copy. Inscribed by author on half-title.
The first section reproduces images from 1820s watercolours by Joshua Marsh. Now out of print. £15.00 [Stock No. 24415]

SIGNED BY AUTHOR. FOLKESTONE. TAYLOR, ALAN F. FOLKESTONE PAST AND PRESENT. Published in association with Kent Messenger Group Newspapers. Breedon Books. 2002.
4to. 8 x 10.5 inches. 160 pp.Illustrated throughout by black and white photographs. Decorated by publisherís devices on title page. Bound in blue cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper. Inscription by author on half-title. A fine copy.
Fascinating photographic comparisons of old and new Folkestone with commentary. Includes introduction, chronology and bibliography. Now out of print. £20.00 [Stock No. 24414]

FOLKESTONE. WHITNEY, CHARLES. FOLKESTONE A PICTORIAL HISTORY. Photographs from the collections of Eamonn Rooney, Alan Taylor and Roy Wilson. Phillimore. 1986.
4to. 7.5 x 10 inches. [126] pp.Illustrated throughout by 179 black and white photographs, facsimiles, etc. Decorated by publisherís logo on title page. Bound in brown cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A fine copy.
Well-compiled photographic history, now out of print. £15.00 [Stock No. 24413]

FOLKESTONE. BISHOP, C. H. FOLKESTONE THE STORY OF A TOWN.  Headley Brothers Ltd The Invicta Press. 1974.
8vo. 5.25 x 8.75 inches. v + [1] + 153 pp. Illustrated by frontispiece and 16 pp. of 32 photographic plates and by 9 text figures and two plans.Bound in original blue cloth gilt, with gilt blocks on front board. In pictorial price clipped dust wrapper, which is chipped at edges with small tears.
Reprint of the 1973 first edition of the standard modern history of the town. Now long out of print. £14.00 [Stock No. 24412]

PRAYER BOOK. THOMAS AND ROBERT BASKET. THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, And Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches. [Bound with:] THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and Others, Conferred with the Hebrew. (London: Printed by Alice Pearson, for the Company of Stationers, 1743). Printed by Thomas Baskett and Robert Baskett 1745.
8vo. No pagination provided but Prayer Book, [416] pp; Psalms, [64] pp. Separate title page and register for Psalms. Text in double columns.Illustrated by 53 engraved plates, including portrait frontispiece and additional frontispiece; several are placed out of the main numbered sequence,1-52 and 44 is not present. Decorated tailpiece vignettes and with initial.Bound in elaborate gilt-decorated, black-panelled calf, incorporating birds, crowns, and sceptres in corners and assemblies of small tools; spine with raised bands decorated gilt. Inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Extremities worn and small repaired tears, not affecting legibility of text, M1 and Y6, otherwise a very good copy. Calligraphic hand-written book label of Ann Chilman, 1745 on front pastedown. This may be Ann Baldwin (1713-1802) who married Stephen Chilman (1717-48); their son, Thomas, was born in 1743 at Plaxtol, Wrotham, Kent. Later inscription on verso of first free endpaper.
This illustrated Prayer Book includes the Forms of Prayer and Thanksgiving for 5 November, 30 January, 29 May and 11 June (the accession of George II). £350.00 [Stock No. 24408]

FINE INCUNABLE OF 1490. SENECA. SENECA MORALIS. [Opera philosophica. Epistolae.] Colophon: Impressum Venetiis per Bernadinum de Cremona et Simonem de Lucero. Die.v.octobris. MCCCCXC. Contents (from ISTC): De remediis fortuitorum, De clementia, De beneficiis, De ira, De mundi gubernatione, De beata vita, De consolatione, De tranquillitate vitae, Quomodo in sapientem non cadit iniuria, De brevitate vitae, Epistolae ad Lucilium. De moribus. Pseudo- Seneca [Martinus Dumiensis, Archbishop of Braga (Bracara)]: De quattuor virtutibus cardinalibus. Lucius Annaeus Seneca (the Elder): Declamationes, Suasoriae, Controversiae. Proverbia Senecae. Epistolae Pauli et Senecae.  Bernardinus de Choris de Cremona et Simon de Luere 1490.
Folio. 8.5 x 12 inches. [3] + cxlvii + LXV leaves [= 215 pp.]. Separate pagination and register for the Epistles. Register at end. 62 line text except n4-5 which are 66 line. Capital spaces with guide letters. Final blank leaf not present. Text in Latin. Bound in later full calf, boards with blind stamped borders enclosing decorated panels; spine in compartments with raised bands with contrasting title label, gilt. All edges gilt. Outer side margins of first four leaves restored. Loss of lower corners of H6-9 with some words replaced in facsimile ink and paper restored. Occasional margin stains and some early attractive marginalia in Latin and some worming, largely confined to margins with no significant loss of text. Otherwise a fine crisp copy.
A selection of the works of the Roman stoic philosopher, Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c.4 BC-AD 65). It includes a brief life of Seneca which precede the contents listed above; the Epistles to Saint Paul, beginning the second part, are generally considered to be spurious. A fine example of Venetian printing, this is a reprint of the Treviso edition of 1478, the earliest edition having appeared in Naples in 1475. These three versions were some of the first printed works to make available the ethical and moral philosophy of Seneca to a Renaissance audience. A fine copy of this rare incunable of 1490. Only 128 copies of this title exist in libraries world wide, of which nine are held in the UK. £6,500 [Stock No. 24401]

SIGNED COPY.LESLAU, CHARLOTTAE and LESLAU, WOLF, compiled by. AFRICAN PROVERBS. Compiled by Charlotte and Wolf Leslau and with decorations by Jeff Hill.  Peter Pauper Press. 1962.
12mo. 4.5 x 7.5 inches. 61 pp.FIRST EDITION. Illustrated by title page and black and brown vignettes in text. Bound in pictorial boards in matching dust wrapper which has slight edge damage. A very good copy. Inscribed by author, 1962 on first free endpaper.
First edition of an attractive collection of African proverbs, compiled by Charlotte (d.1998) and Wolf Leslau (1906-2006), a Polish born scholar of near eastern languages and of Ethiopian. £25.00 [Stock No. 24400]

CAVE, EDWARD, edited by. THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, AND HISTORICAL CHRONICLE. VOLUME XIX FOR THE YEAR MDCC.XLIX By Sylvanus Urban, Gent. Printed by Edw. Cave, jun. at St Johnís Gate. 1749.
4to. 5.25 x 8.25. [iv] + 599 pp.+ [1] + [20] pp., indexes.Illustrated by folding map of South America, 18 engraved plates, including frontispiece, 2 folding and 9 of coats of arms, and by engravings, plans and tables in text. Decorated by title page, headpiece vignettes and by initials.Bound in original calf, gilt, with gilt borders; spine in compartments with raised bands and gilt lines. Extremities worn, hinges starting to crack and occasional foxing and some damage to pages 209-14 with some loss of text; otherwise a very good copy in original condition. Seven copperplate names of Dymoke Wells and one each of Robert and Edmund Wells on verso of plate, p.282 (this could be Dymoke Wells of Grebby Hall, Lincs.(1772-1832)).
The Gentlemanís Magazine was founded by the printer Edward Cave (1691-1754) and ran until 1907, with a limited continuation until 1922. Cave edited it under the pseudonym, Sylvanus Urban and was the first to use the term magazine in the sense of a periodical. For the eighteenth century, the Magazine was an important monthly record of news and comment. It contained war reports, an Historical Chronicle, promotions and bankruptcies, stock prices, essays and letters, poems and songs and a list of books published. This volume includes accounts of Ansonís voyage around the world, a remedy for distemper in cows, the use of electricity in medicine. Two folding plates depict Mario, a Lion in the Tower and a plan of Noahís Ark in three floors, accompanied by statistics of the animals it contained. £60.00 [Stock No. 24399]

RATHJENS, CARL. JEWISH DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE IN SANíA, YEMEN. With an Introduction and an Appendix on Seventeenth Century Documents relating to Jewish Houses in Sanía by S. D. Goitein. (General Notes and Studies published by the Israel Oriental Society No. 7). Israel Oriental Society. 1957.
8vo. 80 pp.Illustrated by 11 pages of black and white plates, 39 text figures and by sketch map.In card wrappers sunned at edges. Small label at tail of spine, signature on front cover, bookplate and small Arabic inscription on title page. A very good copy.
Carl Rathjens (1887-1906) was a German geographer who became a distinguished scholar on the archaeology and ethnography of Southern Arabia. He visited the Yemen, then almost untouched by the modern world, four times in the 1920s and 30s. This title indicates his particular interest in the Jewish community of Yemen. * 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. 24397]

HASTED, EDWARD. THE HISTORY OF THE ANTIENT AND METROPOLITICAL CITY OF CANTERBURY, CIVIL AND ECCLESIASTICAL; OF THE CATHEDRAL AND PRIORY OF CHRIST-CHURCH, AND OF THE ARCHBISHOPRIC; With the Lives of the several Archbishops, Archdeacons, and Dignitaries of that Church, collected from Public Records and other Authorities, and illustrated with Maps, Views, and other Engravings. The Second Edition, improved, corrected, and continued to the present Time. Volumes I and II. Printed by W. Bristow, on the Parade. 1801.
TWO VOLUMES. Thick 8vo. Vol. I. lx + 547 + [1] pp.; Vol. II. lxiv + 672 pp. Illustrated by folding plan of the city, 11 engraved plates, including 2 folding frontispieces and by engravings in text. Decorated by coats of arms on title pages.Bound in half maroon morocco, gilt over marbled boards with later green endpapers; spines in compartments with raised bands. A little wear to extremities, occasional foxing and stains and a few early ink marginalia; otherwise a very good copy.
The two Canterbury volumes of the second (octavo), edition of Hasted's History of Kent, which were issued with their own title pages and other additional matter, form a complete work on the City and Cathedral in their own right. A very good example of this important late 18th century view of the City of Canterbury, first published in 1799. £300.00 [Stock No. 24396]

SIGNED BY AUTHOR.RAINE, KATHLEEN. THE ORACLE IN THE HEART AND OTHER POEMS 1975-1978.  The Dolmen Press in association with George Allen and Unwin, Ltd. 1980.
FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY AUTHOR. 8vo. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. 87 pp. In paper wrappers. A very good copy. Inscribed by author on title page, 1980.
Poetry collection, first published in paperback, by the poet, critic and scholar, Kathleen Raine (1908-2003). £25.00 [Stock No. 24395]

SIGNED BY AUTHOR.RAINE, KATHLEEN. THE HOLLOW HILL AND OTHER POEMS 1960-1964. The Choice of the Poetry Book Society. Hamish Hamilton. 1965.
FIRST EDITION IN DUST WRAPPER SIGNED BY AUTHOR. 8vo. 5.5 x 8 inches. xii + 70 pp. Decorated by publisherís device on title page.Bound in original purple cloth, gilt in dust wrapper with one small tear on top edge. A fine copy. Inscribed by author on title page, 1965.
Poetry collection by the poet, critic and scholar, Kathleen Raine (1908-2003). £35.00 [Stock No. 24394]

SIGNED BY AUTHOR. VAN DER POST, LAURENS. A FAR-0FF PLACE.  The Hogarth Press. 1974.
SIGNED FIRST EDITION IN DUST WRAPPER. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. [viii] + 310 + [1] pp.
First edition of a novel of the bush, a sequel to A Story like the Wind, by the Afrikaner writer, explorer and former soldier, Laurens van der Post (1906-96), signed by the author. £35.00 [Stock No. 24393]

FIRST EDITION IN DUST WRAPPER.CHEYNEY, PETER. LADIES WON'T WAIT. A Novel by Peter Cheney. Collins, 14 St Jamesís Place. 1951.
FIRST EDITION IN DUST WRAPPER. 8vo. 5 x 7.5 inches. 252 + [4] pp. publisherís advertisements. Decorated by publisherís device on title page. Bound in original cloth with green titles. in pictorial dust wrapper which is chipped at head and tail of spine with edge tears. Some foxing largely confined to edges but otherwise a very good copy. 1951 gift inscription on first free endpaper and a few small ink marks against list of titles on verso of half title.
The final novel in the authorís ĎDarkí series. Peter Cheney (1896-1951) was a British crime fiction writer, who published his first title in 1936. £30.00 [Stock No. 24392]

FIRST EDITION IN DUST WRAPPER .BLYTON, ENID.. FIVE ON FINNISTON FARM. Illustrations by Eileen Soper. Hodder and Stoughton. 1960.
FIRST EDITION IN DUST WRAPPER. 8vo. 5 x 7.5 inches. 183 + [1] pp. advertisement.Illustrated by line drawings in text, some in red and black. Pictorial endpapers. Bound in original red cloth with black titles and authorís facsimile signature, in price clipped pictorial dust wrapper with repaired tears on edges and is slightly chipped at head and tail of spine; publisherís advertisements inside flaps front and rear. Light foxing of fore edge but otherwise a very good clean copy.
First edition of the eighteenth adventure of the Famous Five. £50.00 [Stock No. 24391]

BLYTON, ENID. THE SEA OF ADVENTURE. By Enid Blyton. With illustrations by Stuart Tresilian. Macmillan and Co. Ltd. 1958.
8vo. 5.5 x 8 inches. x + 320 + [2] pp. Illustrated by drawings in text with frontispiece and title page vignette.Bound in original pictorial cloth in clipped pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy.
Reprint of the fourth title in the authorís ĎAdventureí series. The first edition was published in 1948. £10.00 [Stock No. 24390]

FIRST EDITION IN DUST WRAPPER.WELLS, H. G. MR. BLETTSWORTHY ON RAMPOLE ISLAND. Being the Story of a Gentleman of Culture and Refinement who suffered Shipwreck and saw no Human Beings other than Cruel and Savage Cannibals for several years. How he beheld Megatheria alive and made some notes of their Habits. How he became a Sacred Lunatic. How he did at last escape in a Strange Manner from the Horror and Barbarities of Rampole Island in time to fight in the Great War, and how afterwards he came near returning to that Island for ever. With much Amusing and Edifying Matter concerning Manners, Customs, Beliefs, Warfare, Crime, and a Storm at Sea. Concluding with some Reflections upon Life in General and upon these Present Times in Particular. Ernest Benn Limited, Bouverie House, E.C.4. 1928.
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE IN DUST WRAPPER. 8vo. 5 x 7.5 inches. 287 pp.Bound in original brown cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, by Sir William Orpen, R.A. with some tears at head and tail of spine and small missing section on top edge, not affecting text of publisherís advertisements; otherwise a very good copy.
£75.00 [Stock No. 24388]

HOLLAND, W. L. and MITCHELL, KATE L., edited by. PROBLEMS OF THE PACIFIC, 1936. Aims and Results of Social and Economic Policies in Pacific Countries. Proceedings of the Sixth Conference of the Institute of Pacific Relations, Yosemite National Park, California, 15-29 August 1936. Edited by W. L. Holland and Kate L. Mitchell. Assisted by Harriet Moore and Richard Pyke.  Oxford University Press 1937.
Large 8vo. 6.75 x 9.5 inches. ix + [i] + 476 + [2] pp. Illustrated by tables. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt. Extremities a little worn and stained but otherwise a very good copy. Government Library stamps and class marks, etc. on endpapers and title page.
The first part summarises the conference discussions concerning the USA, Japan, the USSR and China. The second part, Documents, prints six papers by individual authors on such topics as Recent developments in the Chinese Communist movement. William Lancelot Holland (1907-2008) was a New Zealand born academic specialising in Pacific and Asian studies, especially of the Pacific rim. He later edited the journal, Pacific Affairs, based at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. £25.00 [Stock No. 24387]

 

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