LIMITED EDITION.BELLOC, HILAIRE. HOLME, GEOFFREY, edited by. THE HIGHWAY AND ITS VEHICLES.
Edited by Geoffrey Holme.
This Edition is limited to one thousand two hundred and fifty copies of which this is number 99. The Studio Limited. 1926.
4to.9.25 x 11.5 inches. xvi + 40p. Title page in red and black.Illustrated by 131 numbered plates in 93 pages of plates, of which 24 pages are tipped in chromolithograph plates with captioned tissue guards. Decorated by title page device, endpiece vignette and by red initial. Pictorial endpapers. Bound in original green cloth, gilt. Bevelled edges. Spine slightly sunned, a little wear to extremities and some scattered foxing, but otherwise a very good copy.
Published as a special number of The Studio, this limited edition is principally an illustrated work with introductory text. £45.00 [Stock No. 24682]
ROBERTS, CLAIRE and HUH DONG-HWA, edited by. POWERHOUSE MUSEUM, SYDNEY. RAPT IN COLOUR. KOREAN TEXTILES AND COSTUMES OF THE CHOSÕN DYNASTY.
Claire Roberts and Huh Dong-hwa (eds). Powerhouse Publishing. Powerhouse Museum and The Museum of Korean Embroidery, Seoul. 1998.
4to. 9 x 12 inches. 107 pp. Illustrated by 63 colour plates and by vignette. Decorated by sponsor’s devices on verso of title .
Catalogue of loan exhibition of Korean textiles, from The Museum of Korean Embroidery, Seoul to the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, with four introductory essays. £45.00 [Stock No. 24681]
LONDEI, JOHN. SHUTTING UP SHOP.
The decline of the traditional small shop. Dewi Lewis. 2007.
Square 4to. 10.25 x 10.25 inches.Illustrated throughout by colour photographs. Bound in original pictorial boards in matching dust wrapper . A fine copy.
Illustrations of sixty shops and shopkeepers from the Art Shop to the Umbrella Shop, from photographs taken on a 10 X 8 plate camera in the 1970s and 80s by John Londei. The project finished in 1987 and in 2004 the author began revisiting the shops to update it, finding that many had closed, often not long after the photographs were taken. The results are recorded in the afterword which gives small then and now photographs and a brief account of the changes that have occurred. £20.00 [Stock No. 24679]
SKINNER, BERNARD. COLOUR IDENTIFICATION GUIDE TO MOTHS OF THE BRITISH ISLES.
Colour photography and text figures by David Wilson. Second Edition. Viking 1998.
4to. 8x 9.75 inches. xi + [i] + 275 +  pp. Illustrated by 43 colour plates and by 57 text figures. Decorated by publisher’s device on half title. Bound in original black cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, which has slightly sunned spine. A fine copy.
Updated and enlarged from the first edition of 1984, this guide provides a current assessment of the status, habits and distribution of all breeding species and genuine migrants of the larger British moths. Forty three colour plates illustrate over 1,600 specimens and show all species and races. £25.00 [Stock No. 24678]
ORKNEY ISLANDS. [THE NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND]. THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF THE ORKNEY ISLANDS.
By the Ministers of the Respective Parishes, under the Superintendence of a Committee of the Society for the Benefit of the Sons and Daughters of the Clergy.
[Label title:] NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND, ORKNEY ISLANDS. William Blackwood and Sons, and 22, Pall Mall, London. 1842.
8vo. 5.75 x 9 inches. [iv] + 230 pp. Illustrated by double page map as frontispiece. Bound in original dark brown cloth with original paper label; spine rebacked. Deckled edges. Extremities slightly worn but otherwise a very good clean copy. Armourial bookplate with signature of Humphrey Waterhouse and H. Waterhouse stamped on first free endpaper and on title label.
A parish by parish survey of the Orkney Islands with some general observations on the county. This was a separately published issue of the Orkney section of The New Statistical Account of Scotland, compiled by parish ministers, doctors and schoolmasters, and published under the auspices of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 1834-45. £145.00 [Stock No. 24673]
ATTON, HENRY and HOLLAND, HENRY HURST. THE KING’S CUSTOMS.
VOL. I. AN ACCOUNT OF MARITIME REVENUE AND CONTRABAND TRAFFIC IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND, FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE YEAR 1800.
VOL. 2. AN ACCOUNT OF MARITIME REVENUE AND CONTRABAND TRAFFIC, THE INTRODUCTION OF FREE TRADE, AND THE ABOLITION OF THE NAVIGATION AND CORN LAWS, FROM 1801 TO 1855.
With a Preface by F. S. Parry, C.B. Deputy-Chairman of the Board of Customs.
(Reprints of Economic Classics). Augustus M. Kelley. 1967.
TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. Vol. I, xv + [i] + 489 pp.; Vol. II, xi + [i] + 506 pp. +  pp. original publisher’s advertisements. Illustrated by 11 plates, including, 2 portrait frontispieces, folding and double page facsimiles and by tables in text. Bound in original green cloth, gilt with contrasting black spine titles, gilt. A fine set.
Reprint of this standard work on the history of the British customs and maritime revenue service, including contraband, smuggling and the preventive forces. The two volumes were first published, 1908-10. £30.00 [Stock No. 24672]
CRE-FYDD. MEALS FOR THE MILLION.
By Cre-fydd Authoress of ‘Family Fare.’ A Help to Strict Economy containing one hundred and twenty-five dinners, arranged for the seasons breakfast or supper dishes. Delicacies for invalids and other useful matters. Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. 1867.
FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. 4.25 x 6.75 inches. 27 +  + 134 pp. +  pp. advertisements. Decorated by author’s device on title page.Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt; spine rebacked using original. Extremities worn and foxing and staining of pages, with some damage to pp. 15-18 with slight loss of text; otherwise a good copy.
Scarce cookery book, also containing remedies and a section on ‘Things to be remembered,’ etc. The identity of the author is unknown. £75.00 [Stock No. 24671]
THOMAS, EDWARD. THE ICKNIELD WAY.
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY A. L. COLLINS. Constable & Co., 1913.
First Edition, 8vo. 8.75 x 6.5 inches xv + 320 pp.Illustrated with 8 coloured and numerous black and white plates and a folding map.
One of the last books published by Thomas before the war. £100.00 [Stock No. 24670]
BIBLES IN GREEK AND LATIN. NOVUM TESTAMENTUM GRÆCO-LATINUM, INTERPRETE DESIDERIO ERASMO ROTERDAMO CAPITUM SUMMARIIS, INNUMERIS SCRIPTURÆ CONCORDANTIIS, VARIANTIBUS LECTIONIBUS,
ex Clarissimorum Virorum Scriptis collectis, difficiliorumque vocabulorum Explicationibus locupletatum, et vitis atque imaginibus Evangelistarum exornatum. Editio Nova, Accuratissimè recognita, à mendis repurgata, et usui Juventutius tàm Scholasticæ, quàm Academicæ destinata. Cum Privilegio Saxonico. Apud Balth. Christoph. Wustium. 1673.
4to. 6.25 x 8 inches.  + 714 pp. +  pp. index. Title page in red and black. Text in double columns in Greek and Latin. Copy lacks plates of the four Evangelists. Decorated by device on title page, by head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. Bound in original calf with gilt borders; spine rebacked, preserving original , in compartments with gilt bands, with contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Marbled boards. Extremities worn, light foxing throughout and faint water staining of both lower margins and ink stain on margin of C1; otherwise a very good copy. 1869 inscription of John Arthur Girling, Sidney Sussex College Cambridge on verso of first free endpaper.
The Erasmus version of the Greek and Latin New Testaments first published in 1516. This edition is a reissue of the version originally published at Giessen in 1669. The form of the book suggests an octavo printed on large paper. The wide margin seems intended for students' notes. In this issue, the text is from the same typesetting as the 1669 issue. The twenty two preliminary pages and the thirty final pages are new in the 1673 edition, but this copy lacks the four plates of the Evangelists. The Greek and Latin texts are printed in parallel columns on each page (the Greek in the inner column), with parallel references in the outer margin and variant readings at foot of page; Latin summaries precede the chapters (this note partly adapted from the entry for the Cambridge copy in COPAC). A scarce title.
£200.00 [Stock No. 24668]
TERRY, CHARLES S. MASTERWORKS OF JAPANESE ART.
Compiled and edited by Charles S. Terry based on the definitive six-volume Pageant of Japanese Art edited by staff members of the Tokyo National Museum. Fifth Printing. Charles E. Tuttle Company. 1959.
Large 4to. 8.75 x 12 inches. 252 pp.. Illustrated throughout by 100 plates, including 40 tipped in colour plates and by 35 text figures. Bound in original beige cloth with black titles and pictorial block on front board, in cardboard slipcase with pictorial printed title. A very good copy.
Reprint of the first edition of 1956, a work based on the six volume Pageant of Japanese Art. The plates cover painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, lacquer ware, metalwork and architecture. The introductory survey, chronologically arranged, is by Charles Sanford Terry (1926-82), translator and academic specialising in Japanese culture. £30.00 [Stock No. 24666]
HASTED, EDWARD. THE HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF THE COUNTY OF KENT.
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY ALAN EVERITT. W. Bristow, Canterbury, 1797 - 1801- Republished by E.P. Publishing & Kent County Library, 1972.
12 vols 8vo. 9 x 6 inches, with folding maps and plates throughout.Original cloth, gilt in near mint condition in the original dust wrappers.
A fine complete set of the reprint of the 12 volume edition. The second edition of Hasted's great county history was revised and enlarged, comprising 7,000 pages and nearly three million words was compiled and written entirely by Hasted himself. The smaller size than the 4 folio volumes of the first edition made it easer to use, the text was reset and the maps of the Hundreds were updated and folded to accommodate this smaller format. This reprint was very well produced and is itself now scarce complete. £375.00 [Stock No. 24665]
WYE. RICHARDS, STEWART. WYE COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON. WYE COLLEGE AND ITS WORLD A CENTENARY HISTORY
Wye College Press. 1994.
4to. 7.75 x 10 inches. 336 pp. Illustrated throughout by colour and black and white photographs, facsimiles, plans, graphs, etc. with a colour portrait frontispiece. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy.
Well produced history of the former famous limb of the University of London. Wye College was still flourishing as a centre of agricultural excellence when this centenary history was published in 1994, but by 2005 its courses had been withdrawn by Imperial College, London, with whom it had merged. Having failed in its plan to develop the land for building 4,000 house, Imperial closed Wye College completely in 1909. Stewart Richards taught agricultural history and biological ethics at Wye. £20.00 [Stock No. 24589]
WYE. BURNHAM, PAUL and DE SAXE, MAUREEN, edited by. WYE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. A NEW HISTORY OF WYE
The Heritage of a Kent Village. Edited by Paul Burnham and Maureen de Saxe. Wye Historical Society. 2003.
4to. 8.25 x 10.25 inches. xii +180 pp. Illustrated by 16 pages of colour plates and by black and white photographs, maps, plans, figures, tables, etc. in text. Decorated by vignette sketch on verso of half title. Map endpapers. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy.
A lavishly illustrated and well produced modern history of Wye, including its landscape and settlement, manor, families, religion and the parish church, schools and schooling, houses, the College and Wye, 1815-1914 and in both World Wars. Christopher Paul Burnham taught at Wye College for thirty years. £15.00 [Stock No. 24588]
WYE. SAXE, MAUREEN DE. GITTINGS, ARTHUR, illustrated by. WYE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. IMAGES OF WYE (1900-1925).
[on cover:] THE WORK OF ARTHUR GITTINGS A VILLAGE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Researched, written and designed on behalf of Wye Historical Society by Maureen de Saxe. Geerings of Ashford Ltd. 1999.
4to. 8.25 x 11.75 inches. 52 pp. Illustrated throughout by black and white photographs and by facsimiles. In purple card wraappers. A very good copy.
A hoard of some seven hundred half-plate photographic negatives was found in 1995 on the premises formerly occupied by Arthur Gittings (1882-1958), the village photographer. This publication reproduces a selection of images of Wye and its neighbourhood in the period up to 1920 with description and commentary by the author to set them in their context. £8.00 [Stock No. 24587]
DOUCH, JOHN. SMUGGLING - ‘THE WICKED TRADE.’
Being a Factual Account of some Clandestine Activities practised over the Past Centuries in and around the Romney Marsh in Kent, with special reference to the Ransleys of Aldington, Mersham and Ruckinge. Dover, Crabwell Publications/ Buckland Publications Ltd. 1980.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 8.5 inches. 118 pp.Illustrated throughout by photographs, maps, facsimiles, engravings, etc. Map endpapers. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in price clipped dust wrapper, which has small chips at head and tail of spine. Slight sunning of edges but otherwise a very good copy.
The first of John Douch's smuggling books, now difficult to find. £25.00 [Stock No. 24581]
ADYE, GENERAL SIR JOHN. RECOLLECTIONS OF A MILITARY LIFE.
Smith, Elder, and Co., 15 Waterloo Place. 1895.
8vo. 6 x 9 inches. x + 382 pp. +  pp. publisher’s advertisements. Illustrated by 12 plates, including frontispiece, 3 map plates, including one double page and by 9 text figures, including maps, plan and diagram. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt; spine rebacked preserving original titles. Deckled edges. Extremities worn but otherwise a very good copy.
The military memoirs of General Sir John Miller Adye, (1819-1900). Born in Sevenoaks, he entered the Royal Artillery in 1836. These well illustrated reminiscences cover the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny and Bhutan, the Afghan Wars, the Campaign in Egypt, 1882 and his governorship of Gibraltar, 1883-86. He also served as Governor of the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich and as Surveyor General of the Ordnance, retiring from the army in 1886. £65.00 [Stock No. 24571]
CROSLAND, T. W. H. MONSELL, J. R., illustrated by. THE MOTOR CAR DUMPY BOOK.
By T. W. H. Crosland. Illustrated in colours by J. R. Monsell.
(The Dumpy Books for Children. 32). Grant Richards. 1904.
FIRST EDITION. 16mo. 3.25 x 5 inches. [viii} + 95 pp. +  +  pp. colophon. Pages printed on one side only. Illustrated by 25 chromolithograph plates, including frontispiece, paginated in text with captions opposite. Bound in original two tone green striped cloth. Slight wear to extremities and spine a little sunned, but otherwise a very good copy.
First edition of a humorous book for children, later reprinted several times. The charming colour plates, by the Irish illustrator, John Robert Monsell (1877-1924), are redolent of the very early days of motoring; they also include a steam roller (called a ‘traction-engine’), motor omnibus, motor bicycle, a motor airship and toy cars. Perhaps because its depiction of motoring would have soon appeared dated to contemporaries, this 1904 Dumpy Book was not reprinted until very recently. Thomas William Hodgson Crosland (1865-1924) was a journalist, poet and author who appeared in two court cases, 1913-14, concerning Oscar Wilde related libels involving his friend, Lord Alfred Douglas, Robbie Ross and Arthur Ransome, as author. £75.00 [Stock No. 24570]
LUCAS, E. V. SMITH, H. OFFICER, illustrated by. A CAT BOOK.
Portraits by H. Officer Smith. Characteristics by E. V. Lucas.
(The Dumpy Books for Children. 6). Grant Richards. 1900.
FIRST EDITION. 16mo. in eights. 3.25 x 5 inches. [vi] + 121 +  pp. +  pp. publisher’s advertisements +  +  pp. colophon. Pages printed on one side only.Illustrated by 30 lithograph plates paginated in text with captions opposite.Bound in original two tone green striped cloth. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy.
First edition of a humorous book for children, later reprinted several times. Edward Verrall Lucas (1868-1938) was a publisher and prolific author. £75.00 [Stock No. 24569]
FIRST EDITION THREE VOLUME SET IN DUST WRAPPERS.
HUSSEY, CHRISTOPHER. ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSES.
[THREE VOLUME SET:] 1. EARLY GEORGIAN 1715-1760 (1955).
2. MID GEORGIAN 1760-1800 (1956).
3. LATE GEORGIAN 1800-1840 (1958). Country Life Limited. 1955-58.
FIRST EDITIONS. 4to. 9.75 x 12.5 inches. Early Georgian, 256 pp.; Mid Georgian, 255 pp.; Late Georgian, 255 pp. Illustrated throughout by black and white photographs, including frontispieces, and by plans. Decorated by publisher’s devices on title pages. Bound in original green cloth, gil,t with contrasting red title labels, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has slight edge chips for Early Georgian, and is price clipped for Late Georgian; latter has 1966 signature on first free endpaper, but otherwise a fine set.
Three volume set of the first edition of the author’s classic study of high-style English country houses of the Georgian, extended into the Regency, period. It was several times reprinted and was later republished by the Antique Collectors’ Club. Christopher Edward Clive Hussey (1899-1970) of Scotney Castle, Kent, was a leading authority on the history of English domestic architecture, and contributed numerous articles on individual houses to Country Life, of which he was architectural editor, from the 1920s onwards.
THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY SET WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE OUTSIDE THE UK. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING. £350.00 [Stock No. 24568]
ADDISON, JOSEPH. THE WORKS OF JOSEPH ADDISON,
including the whole Contents of Bp. Hurd’s Edition, with Letters and other Pieces not found in any previous Collection; and Macaulay’s Essay on his Life and Works. Edited, with critical and explanatory Notes by George Washington Greene. In six Volumes. J. B. Lippincott and Co. 1864.
8vo. 5.25 x 7.5 inches. Vol. I, lxxviii + 409 pp.; Vol. II, vi + [ii] + 634 pp.; Vol. III, viii + 364 pp.; Vol. IV, 520 pp; Vol. V, xvi + 589 pp.; Vol. VI, x + 678 pp. Half titles may have been removed by binder.Illustrated by 6 engraved frontispieces, including portrait and facsimile and by 9 plates of medals (Vol. II). Bound in original half dark blue morocco over marbled boards; spines in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting maroon and green title labels, gilt. All endpapers and edges marbled. A little wear to extremities and occasional traces of foxing but otherwise a very good set. Signatures of Jane Foster, Hornby Castle 1865 on first or second free endpapers.
A six volume set of the writings of Joseph Addison (1672-1719), politician and writer, best known as an essayist. They include, his poems, translations, plays, prose works, letters and the articles he contributed to the highly influential periodicals, The Tatler and the Spectator (1709-12 and 1714), with his friend Richard Steele, as well as to The Freeholder and The Guardian. This US edition, edited by the historian, George Washington Greene (1811-83), first published, 1853-55, and reprinted several times since, is based on the 1811 edition of material assembled by Richard Hurd, Bishop of Worcester (1720-1808). It includes a long essay by the historian, Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-59) on the Life and Writings of Addison. This handsomely bound set was owned by Jane Foster of Hornby Castle, Lancashire. The Castle had been purchased by John Foster, a Bradford mill owner, in 1859. £150.00 [Stock No. 24567]