Books

Current stock includes the following,  

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments. Oxford; Clarendon Press, 1823. Gladstone family book.

Printed at the the Clarendon Press in Oxford by Samuel Collingwood. Pages; not paginated. Dimensions; 221 by 141mm. Black leather binding with gilt decoration, the leather is rubbed but binding secure. The text is complete, some discolouration to the endpapers, early film repair to the corner of 9 sheets- the film having browned over time- text still visible. Toning and marking to the first 40-60 sheets. Ex Gladstone family copy- with name of Mr Gladstone in gilt on the front cover and inscription on the endpaper.

 

Provenance.

The book came from the Gladstone family book collection which was sold off a couple years ago after Fasque House where they lived was sold. By the inscription it looks like it was a gift from Anne Gladstone – William Gladstone's mother - to another family member in the house, whilst the book doesn’t say to whom it was given it was probably given to John Gladstone (William’s brother).

 

Price £100   Sold

  

The Pictorial Bible in Four Volumes by John Kitto Circa 1860

A new edition with additional notes based on the discoveries of recent travellers in four volumes. Published in London by W and R Chambers circa 1860.Beautiful original bindings with half leather and gilt titles on the spines. Illustrated with steel enravings, maps and many woodcuts.

Small loss to page 5 in vol II

 

John Kitto, 1804-1854, was a writer and missionary. At the suggestion of Charles Knight Kitto began in 1834 a series of narratives illustrative of the life of blind, deaf, and mute people, later collected as The Lost Senses (1845); in 1835 he wrote a Biblical commentary, which resulted in The Pictorial Bible, originally published anonymously in monthly parts

 

Price £185  Sold

Original letters, illustrative of English history; including numerous royal letters from autographs in the British Museum, and one or two other collections by Henry Ellis

Published in London by Harding, Tiphook and Leopard in 1824.

First edition, 3 volumes, 20.5 x 13.5cms; engraved frontispieces, including a folding facsimile in Vol. II; half contemporary calf. Inscription at front.of vol 1.

The first of a series of three multi-volume collections of letters from the British Museum's collections published in 1824, 1827, and 1846, and compiled by Ellis (1777-1869), the principal librarian of the Museum.

 

Price £125

Alice or the Mysteries by Bulwer Lytton. First edition,1838 3 vols

First Edition published by Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, London in 1838. 3 vols. 12mo. First two vols have Davenport Adams (Select Library and New Office) in Grosvenor Place labels inside the front boards.Original Half calf with marbled boards. Some light staining.

 A love-romance, involving "politics, social intrigue, legal plots and a murder or so, lead on to a conclusion satisfying to the most ardent sentimentalist." 

 

Price £150 Sold

Les Aventures de Telemaque fils D'Ulysee by Francois de Selinac de la Motte Fenelon 1785 2 vols

Published in Paris chez Delalain jeune, Libraire, Rue S Jacques in 1785. French text. 2 vols in original full leather binding. Dedication Au Roi at the start of vol 1. 

Complete with 24 engravings, 1 engraved frontispiece and 1 folding map.

Spines warn a little top and bottom, boards also warn at extremeties. Bindings holding together but a bit fragile where the boards meet the spines.

 

Price £225

 

Picturesque Views on the River Medway by Samuel Ireland 1793

Picturesque views on the River Medway with Observations on the Works of Art in its Vicinity by Samuel Ireland.

Published in London by T and J Egerton in 1793.

Complete with 29 full page sepia aquatints.and map showing the course of the River Medway from the Thames through Kent to Bayham Abbey in Sussex

Original Georgian half calf binding.

Book plates at the front for Frederick Nicolay and D A W Russell.

Some foxing, especially on rice paper protecting the aquatints..

Approx size 9 x 6.5 ins

 

Price £175  Sold

The National Burns edited by George Gilfillan Circa 1870 Fine Victorian bindings

The National Burns edited by George Gilfillan including the airs of all the songs and an original life of burns by the editor.

Set of four books published by William Mackenzie circa 1870 and illustrated with many engravings Gilt page edges and decorative front boards. 10 x 8ins.

 

Price £100

The Works of Shakespeare 1898 by Blackie & Son. Set of 8 vols

The works of William Shakespeare edited by Henry Irving and Frank A Marshall with notes and introductions to each play by

F A Marshall and other Shakespearian scholars, and the life of Shakespeare by Edward Dowden. Numerous engravings by Gordon Browne.

Set of 8 vols published by Blackie & Son in 1898.

9 x 7 ins

 

Price £95

 

 

Codice di Procedura Civile pel Regno D'Italia Napoleonic Code 1809

Codice di Procedura Civile pel Regno D'Italia

Original Napoleonic code published in Naples in 1809 in its original leather and embossed navy blue boards.

Italian text with preface by Gioacchino Napoleone

7 x 4.5ins

 

On 1 January 1809 the Napoleonic code was introduced into the kingdom of Naples. The Code, among other reforms, legalised, for the first time in the peninsula, the divorce , the civil marriage and adoption , which was understandably not appreciated by the clergy, who lost the ability to manage family policies.  

 

Price £65.

 

The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle by   T Smollett, Two vols 1831. Illustrations by George Cruikshank

The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle by T Smollett

Two vols Published in London by James Cochrane in 1831 with engraved illustrations by George Cruikshank.

Frontispiece to volume 2 is missing.

Original full leather bindings with gilt emblem on front boards

Top of spine of vol 1 worn and nibbled.

6.5 x 4ins

 

Price £40 

 

Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert Illustrations by Alfred Lombard 1922

Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert

Edition Du Centenaire. Published in Paris in 1922.

Illustrations by Alfred Lombard. French text.

Original half calf with marbled boards. Gilt top page edges.

Historical novel set in Carthage during 3rd century BC based on Polybius (Greek Historian)

9.5 x 7.5ins

 

Price £35

Summoned by Bells                             John Betjeman First Edition 1960

Summoned by Bells

First Edition of John Betjeman's famous book in original dust jacket (which is not price clipped). Inscription at front .

The book is protected by a plastic cover. 

 

Price £45

 

The Chemical History of a Candle by Michael Faraday 1874

The Chemical History of a Candle by Michael Faraday 

Published in London by Chatto & Windus 1874 (the book was first published in 1848)

Numerous illustrations and extensive list of books published by Chatto and Windus at the back (dated September 1874).

Slight wear to top and bottom of spine.

Faraday is considered to have been one of the most influential scientists in history. 

 

Price £30  Sold

 

Aventures D'Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles Illustrated by Arthur Rackham Circa 1910 

Aventures D'Alice Au Pays Des Mmerveilles by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

Very early French text edition of Lewis Carroll's famous work.

Printed in England and sold in Paris.

The book includes 13 full page colour plates by Rackham bound in faded green cloth with protective plastic cover.

Whilst the book is complete the spine is worn and boards are foxed and faded.

Size 8 x 6ins

 

Price £50   Sold

 

When We Were Very Young by A A Milne decorations by Ernest H Shepard

When We Were Very Young by A A milne

Thirteenth edition published in 1926

Some wear top and borrom of spine

Famous poems by A A Milne including Halfway Down the stairs and Buckingham Palace. Illustrations by E H Shepherd

 

Price £25  Sold

 

Nonsense Songs & Stories by Edward Lear The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

Nonsense Songs & Stories by Edward Lear

Published in London by Frederick Warne and co 1901

Ninth Edition

Some scuffing at corners as well as head and tail of spine. Foxing and staining on rear board.

The nonsense songs include The Jumblies

 

Price £25

 

The Ballad of Lake Laloo and Other Rhymes by J H Goring

The Ballad of Lake Laloo and Other Rhymes by J H Goring

Published by Utopia Press in London 1909.

Illustrated by E Bent Walker

Includes famous Edwardian children's rhyme on "Foreigners".

 

Price £35

Berenson The Italian Painters of the Renaissance with 400 illustrations 1956

The Italian Painters of the Renaissance by Bernard Berenson

Published by The Phaidon Press. Fourth impression 1956

Includes 400 illustrations in original dust jacket - including a number of tipped in full page coloured plates.

The four essays contained in this volume were originally published between 1894 and 1907.

11 x 7.5ins

 

Price £20 

 

The Father Christmas Letters by J R R Tolkien First Edition Third Impression 

The Father Christmas Letters by J R R Tolkien

First Edition, Third Impression 1976

Collection of letters written and illustrated byJ R R Tolkien between 1920 and 1942 for his children, from Father Christmas. They were released posthumously by the Tolkien estate on 2 September 1976, the 3rd anniversary of Tolkien’s death. 

 

Price £25 

 

The Other Side of the Question, Or an Attempt to Rescue the Characters of the Two Royal Sisters Q. Mary and Q. Anne, Out of the Hands of [Sarah Jennings Churchill] the D[owager] D[uchess] of [Malborough], in which All the Remarkables in her Grace's late Account are stated in their full Strength, and as fully answer'd..... In a Letter to Her Grace, by a Woman of Quality (ghostwritten written by James Ralph)

First Edition published in London: T. Cooper, 1742, 1742. Octavo (199 × 118 mm). Modern rebind with leather spine and title in gilt. Boards are covered in marbled paper. No half title.

 An intriguing and amusing original document of court politics in 18th century Britain: this volume, packaged as the work of "A Woman of Quality" but in fact written by the author James Ralph, was intended as a refutation of "An account of the conduct of the Dowager Duchess of Malborough, from her first coming to court, to the year 1710", a memoir documenting the impressive rise of Sarah Jennings in becoming the Duchess of Malborough, close friends (though they later fell out) with Queen Anne and one of the most influential women of her day, written at the dictation of the Duchess by the historian Nathaniel Hooke. These two works represent a very public quarrel between two noblewomen being ghostwritten by two male authors of modest means.

James Ralph was an American-born poet and historian who first came to London with his friend Benjamin Franklin, and was satirised in Pope's Dunciad. 

 

Price £125

 

Histoire de la Revolution Francaise, depuis 1789 jusqu'en 1814. MIGNET, F.A. 

Published in Paris by Firmin Didot Freres, Libraires in 1845. 

Sixieme edition, 2 vols in French text

Engraved frontispieces portraits of Napoleon in each volume. 24 engraved copper plates, one folding plan.

Some foxing to pages (although most of the engravings are very clean) and original yellow painted page edges

1/2 red calf, gilt decorations on binding  

21 x 13 cms

 

Price £125

 

The Tutor's Guide being a complete system of Arithmetic by Charles Vyse. Third edition. 1776

The tutor’s guide: being a complete system of arithmetic; with various branches in the mathematics. In six parts, Viz. I. Arithmetic in all its useful Rules, and to each a great Variety of Questions. II. Vulgar Fractions, in all their Parts. III. Decimal Fractions, with the Extraction of Roots of different Powers; to which are added, Rules, &c. for the easy Calculation of Interest and Annuities, &c. IV. Mensuration of both Superficies and Solids, applied to measuring Artificers Work, &c. with a Collection of Questions for Exercise. To which is added, the Specific Gravity of Metals, &c. V. Chronology, or the Method of finding the several Cicles, Epacts, Moveable Feasts, Time of High Water, &c. with a Collection of Questions relating to History; likewise all the most useful Examples on both the Globes. VI. Algebra, wherein the Method of raising and resolving Equations is rende ed easy, and illustrated with Variety of Examples and Numerical Questions. To which is added, an appendix, Containing different Forms of Acquittances, Bills of Exchange, &c. &c. The Whole being designed for the Use of Schools, as a Question Book or a Remembrancer and Instructor, to such who have some Knowledge of Figures, and is adapted for the Use of the Gentleman and Scholar, as well as for the Man of Business: And is recommended by several eminent Mathematicians and School-Masters. The second edition, corrected and improved, with additions. By Charles Vyse, Teacher of the Mathematics, Author of the Young Ladies Accomptant, and Master of the Academy at West Ham Abbey, Essex.

Third edition published by G Robinson in 1776.

This small book has its original full leather binding but has been professionally restored at the top and bottom of the spine.

 

Price £115

The Nonconformist's Memorial being an account of the Ministers who were Ejected or Silenced after the Restoration by Samuel Palmer. The Second edition, 1777. Vol 2 only (that includes sections on Kent and Sussex)

Second edition Vol 2 only - text includes sections on Kent and Sussex.

Bound at the back with "An English version of the latin epitaphs in the Nonconformist's Memorial to which is added a Poem sacred to the memory of the two thousand ministers ejected or silenced by the Act of Uniformity, August 24, 1662 by Thomas Gibbons.

Published in London by J Harris, no 70, St Paul's church-yard in 1777.

Original full leather binding. Front board only just attached to the spine.

Manuscript writing in pencil on inside of front board.

 

Price £65  Sold

The Whole Duty of Man; Necessary for all Families. Published by John Baskett, printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty in 1721. Royalist theology.

Published in London by John Baskett in 1721

Includes introduction by Henry Hammond (Vicar of Penshurst) and bound at back with Private Deviotions for Several Occasions, Ordinary and Extraordinary, also printed byJ Baskett in 1721.

Engraved half title and frontispiece.

Victorian rebind with half calf. Book in sound condition with inscription at the front

Henry Hammond was a well known Anglican theologian who he took part in the unsuccessful rising at Tonbridge during the English Civil War in favour of King Charles I. The Royalists were defeated in Tonbridge and Hammond was forced to flee his living in Penshurst; finding refuge in Oxford with the King.

 

Price £45

Oliver Cromwell and the Protectorate by Daniel Wilson 1854

Oliver Cromwell and the Protectorate by Daniel Wilson

published by T Nelson and sons in London and Edinburgh 1854

Original school presentation full leather bindingwith gilt decoration on the spine and Mr Douglas's school prize gilt emblem on front board.

6.5 x 4ins

 

Price £22  Sold

Revolt in the Desert by T E Lawrence Third Impression 1927

Revolt in the Desert by T E Lawrence

Third Impression. Published by Jonathan Cape in March 1927. Includes fontispiece portrait from a portrait by Augustus John, numerous illustrations.and map bound at the back.

Approx size 9 x 6.5ins

 

Price £25  Sold

Emma by Jane Austen Illustrated by Philip Gough

Emma by Jane Austen

Macdonald Illustrated Classic. Illustrated in colour by Philip Gough and Published by Macdonald & Co in 1954.

Red boards with gilt titles on spine. Protective plastic cover.

7.5 x 5ins

 

Price £25  Sold

The Christian Souvenir a literary and religious offering with fine steel engravings Circa 1855

The Christian Souvenir; a literary and religious offering with fine steel engravings

published in london by thomas holmes circa 1855

Original fill leather binding with gilt emblem on front board

inscription on front endpaper dated 1855.

8.5x 5.5ins

 

Price £25 Sold

Popular History of Animals for Young People Published by Cassell 1895

Popular History of Animals for Young People

Published by Cassell in 1895. includes 13 coloured plates and numerous engravings in the text. Inscription at front dated 1895.

9 x 6ins

 

Price £20 

Jungle Girl by Edgar Rice Burroughs First UK Edition

Jungle Girl by Edgar Rice Burroughs

First Uk Edtion in famtastic original dust jacket

 

Price £40  Sold

The Land That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs First UK Edition

The Land that Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs

First Uk Edition

Published by Methuen & Co in 1925 (book first published in US in 1924)

The book was made into a fantasy adventure film in 1975. 

 

Price £30 Sold

The Silmarillion by Tolkien First Edition

The Silmarillion by J R R tolkien

First Edition Published by George Allen & unwin 1977

Book has a previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper and the original folding map of Beleriand at the back

 

Price £18 Sold

 

 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll illustrated by Bessie Pease Circa 1930

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Published by J Coker in London circa 1930

Illustrations by Bessie Pease (including eight full page colour plates)

 

Price £20   Sold

Alfred Gilbert by Isabel McAllister with forty plates in photogravure 1929

Alfred Gilbert by isabel mcallister

Published by A&C Black Ltd in London 1929

Includes 40 plates in photogravure

Sir Alfred Gilbert (12 August 1854 – 4 November 1934) was an English sculptor and goldsmith who enthusiastically experimented with metallurgical innovations. He is best known for "Eros" in Piccadilly Circus.

 

Price £30

The World of Wodehouse Clergy

The World of Wodehouse Clergy

A PG Wodehouse Church Omnibus with complete stories and novel extracts

Published by Hutchinson in 1984

 

Price £18.50 

Sold

Peter Townsend Time and Chance An Autobiography First Edition Princess Margaret Interest

Peter Townsend Time and Chance An Autobiography

First Edition published by Collins in 1978

Superb condition in original dust jacket (not price clipped). Brown cloth binding with gilt title on spine.

A fascinating and moving book that includes the author's feelings for Princess Margaret, which are set out with dignity and honesty.

 

Price £20

MCC The Autobiography of a Cricketer Colin Cowdrey Signed First Edition

Signed autobiography by the great Kent and England cricketer.

Previous owner's inscription on front endpaper

 

Price £20

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