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Bibliotheque Latine-Francaise
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Bibliotheque Latine-Francaise

by C. L. F. Panckoucke

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Paris: C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1829-32. Leather. Good. 9" by 6". None. A smart two volume French translation of Lucretius' 'De Rerum Natura', bound in contemporary leather. De Rerum Natura, in French 'De la Nature des Choses', is a didactic poem intended to explain Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. Written in the first century BC by philosopher Lucretius, it examines the nature of the mind and soul, sensation, atomism, world development and celestial phenomena.Published by C. L. F. Panckoucke, the Bibliotheque latine-francaise consisted of over two hundred volumes published from 1826 until 1848. These were costly French translation of classic texts by ancient Roman writers. This is the twenty-second and twenty-third volume.A French translation by de Pongerville.Complete in two volumes.A smart early nineteenth century French translation of this important Epicurean work. In a half calf binding. Externally generally smart; some slight rubbing to the leather at the extremities as well as at the… Read More
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The Basilica; Or, Palatial Hall of Justice and Sacred Temple; Its Nature, Origin, and Purport:...
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The Basilica; Or, Palatial Hall of Justice and Sacred Temple; Its Nature, Origin, and Purport: And a Description and History of The Basilica And The Basilican Church Of Brixworth with Lithographic Illustrations.

by C.F Watkins

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London : Veale Chifferiel and Co, 1900. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8" by 6.5". None . A very scare book on Basilica and the Basilican Church of Brixworth. Very scarce book on the history of the Basilican church in Brixworth.Written by C. F. Watkins this book covers the early Christian Basilica church in Brixworth, Northampton.This building is a leading example of early Anglo-Saxon architecture. Many elements of the original building remain. Including four plates showing both external and internal views of this church. It includes detailed floor plans of the building and its important features. In the original cloth binding. Externally generally smart. Fading to the spine and boards. Rubbing to the lower spine. Internally generally firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean. Very Good
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Le Jardin D'Amour    Ou Le Vendangeur Poeme    Traduit Litteralement    De L'Italien de L Tansillo
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Le Jardin D'Amour Ou Le Vendangeur Poeme Traduit Litteralement De L'Italien de L Tansillo

by C F Mercier

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Paris: Chez Les Marchands de Nouveautes, 1798/VI. First edition. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 7" by 4". None. C F Mercier's translation of L Tansillo's famous work. With a charming frontispiece of the grape harvest of Nole in 1550. A male grape picker is surrounded by three women. Signed by Mercier. Prior to this translation of Tansillo's work there was a translation by Grainville. This is the first edition of Claude-Francois-Xavier Mercier. It is an authorised first edition by this text due to Mercier's signature on the edition page/ the verso of the title page. This work is in the French of Mercier. Published to the title page in the year VI of the French republic calendar or the French Revolutionary Calendar. The Gregorian publication year of this work is 1798. The Vendangeur is Luigi Tansillo's most famous work. Upon its publication in 1534 the work was condemned by Rome due to its portrayal of licentious women. The poem recalls a period of drinking and debauchery traditional… Read More
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Bishopsgate Institute    Descriptive Catalogue of Books Contained in the Lending Library    &...
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Bishopsgate Institute Descriptive Catalogue of Books Contained in the Lending Library & Descriptive Supplementary Catalogue of Additions to the Lending Library

by C. W. F. Goss

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London: Published by the Governors of the Bishopsgate Foundation, 1901-1911. Leather. Very Good. 10.5" by 9". None. Nicely bound library catalogues. Two full leather hardbacks with gilt lettering and decoration. Governor's copy. Scarce (Probably unique copy). First edition. The Bishopsgate Institute opened in 1895 and is a cultural institute. The original aims of the Institute were to provide a public library, public hall and meeting rooms for people living and working in the City of London. Bishopsgate Institute was built using funds from charitable endowments made to the parish of St Botolph's, Bishopsgate. These had been collected by the parish for over a period of 500 years, but a scheme agreed by the Charity Commissioners in 1891, enabled these to be drawn together into one endowment. Reverend William Rogers, Rector of St Botolph's and a notable educational reformer and supporter of free libraries was instrumental in setting up the Institute and ensuring that the original… Read More
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For Her Friends and Mine     A Book of Aspirations, Dreams and Memories
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For Her Friends and Mine A Book of Aspirations, Dreams and Memories

by Erwin F Smith

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Washington: Privately Printed, 1915. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 10" by 7". None. An uncommon, association copy of this poetry collection by noted plant pathologist, Erwin Frink Smith. This collection was privately printed and has been gifted by the author's wife to one Dr Clinton. This particular copy is out of series to the limitation page where it states 'Five hundred and ten copies of this book have been printed on Italian hand-made paper..' The author, Erwin Smith has still signed below where the number should be. The first, and only edition of this anthology. The letter loosely inserted is addressed to Dr Clinton and regards the gifting of this book 'which is not for sale'. 'He was gradually distributing them among his friends and I am glad to give them to those who appreciate them'. It is then signed, Ruth Warren Smith (Mrs Erwin F Smith). Illustrated, with a portrait plate of a lady looking out to sea. This is a collection of odes, songs, sonnets and biography, all… Read More
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Pharmacopoeia Homoepothica
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Pharmacopoeia Homoepothica

by F F Quin

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London: Veneunt Apud S Highley, 1834. First edition. Cloth. Good Only. 9" by 6". None. A very scarce, first edition copy of the first systematic work on homeopathy published in England. A presentation copy, presented from the author to his pupil and friend, John Calthorp Williams. Interleaved throughout, with a contemporary manuscript English translation of the Latin text. This manuscript translation is by prior owner, and Nottingham physician, John Calthorp Williams.  In a contemporary cloth binding. Inscriped from the author on the front endpapers 'To D. J. Calthrop Williams from his friend the author'. The recipient has written to the title page 'J.C Williams, given by the author, translated by his pupil and friend J.C.W'. This is the first systematic work on homeopathy as Quin introduced homeopathy to England after settling in London in 1832. He founded the British Homeopathic society in 1844. This work was dedicated to the king of the Belgians. An important work in the study of… Read More
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A Report on the Progress of Vegetable Physiology    During the Year 1837
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A Report on the Progress of Vegetable Physiology During the Year 1837

by F. J. F. Meyer, M.D.

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London : R. and J. E. Taylor, 1839. Paperback. Good. 6" by 9". None. A Report on the Progress of the Vegetable Physiology during the year 1837, written by F. J. F. Meyen, professor of Botany in the University of Berlin. Translated from the German by William Francis, associate of the Linnean Society. In original publishers paper wraps. Externally, a trifle rubbed with some general marks and spotting. Internally, firmly bound, bright and lightly foxed throughout with many sections remaining uncut. Good
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The Life and Work of St. Paul
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The Life and Work of St. Paul

by F. W. Farrar, D. D., F. R. S.

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London, Paris & New York: Cassel & Company, Limited., 1883 . Cloth. Very Good. 11"by 8". Various. A lovely early edition of Frederic Farrar's history of St Paul with colour plates. In decorative red cloth binding. An early edition of this work by Frederic Farrar on the biography of St. Paul, first published in 1879.Frederic Farrar was a cleric of the Church of England, a teacher, and an author. Throughout his career he was the Archdeacon of Westminster and the Dean of Canterbury Cathedral.St. Paul, or Paul the Apostle, was a Christian apostle who spread the word of Jesus in the Ancient world. Paul was a Jew who, according to the New Testament, was baptised and proclaimed Jesus as the Jewish messiah and the Son of God. Almost half of the content in the book of Acts from the New Testament details Paul's life and work.Includes monochrome illustrations within the text to nearly every page and 5 maps on coloured plates. Collated, complete.Publisher's adverts to the rear endpapers. In cloth binding.… Read More
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Ghosts Ghouls and Gallows
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Ghosts Ghouls and Gallows

by G F Marson

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London: Rider and Co, 1946. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Good. 7.5" by 5". None. A very smart copy of this uncommon ghost story anthology. Written by G F Marson. An excellent copy, with a smart unclipped dustwrapper.Undated, dated using Library Hub. This book comprises two parts, with a seven chapter novel to the first past and eighteen short stories to the second part.To the flyleaf it states 'This book is a collection of racy spook and other stories that for sheer entertainment would be hard to beat.'  In the publisher's original cloth binding. With unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Dustwrapper is sound. Tape repairs internally. Closed tears to the front wrap and to the spine. Several light spots to wraps. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Near Fine
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The Diamond Mines of South Africa: Some Account of their Rise and Development
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The Diamond Mines of South Africa: Some Account of their Rise and Development

by Gardner F Williams

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New York: The Macmillan Company , 1902. First edition. Cloth. Good. 10" by 6.5". Not Stated. The first edition of Gardner F Williams's sought after history of South African diamond mines. The first edition of this work. A comprehensive tone containing a detailed account of the history of diamond mines in South Africa by American mining engineer Gardner F William. He was the first trained mining engineer to be appointed in South Africa. This account is very sought after and is considered to be an important authoritative source to this day. The front free endpaper and half title were excised from this copy. All twenty-eight plates, of which three in colour, three double maps, and further illustrations in text are present. In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally a trifle rubbed with shelf wear, bumped to head and tail of spine and extremities, rear joint cracked, closed tear along back strip, boards holding firm, boards marked to front and rear. Frontispiece with minor loss to… Read More
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The Park and the Town: Public Landscape in the 19th and 20th Century
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The Park and the Town: Public Landscape in the 19th and 20th Century

by George F Chadwick

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New York: Frederick A Praeger , 1966. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 9.5" by 7" . Not Stated . A bright first edition of George F Chadwick's study of 19th and 20th century park planning and design. The first edition of this work. A scarce volume, rarely seen in commerce. Concerned with the contribution of landscape gardening, architecture, town planning, and governmental policy to the design of parks, and how parks are to be considered among the finest and most characteristic products of their age. Written by George F Chadwick. With photographs, drawings and plans of European and American parks.  From the library of Doctor Malcolm Higgs, an important architectural historian who worked as an assistant architect to Stirling & Gowan, working on their particularly renowned Leicester University Engineering Laboratory. During his long career he taught at the University of Edinburgh School of Architecture, Canterbury School of Architecture, and University of Nottingham. Later in his life… Read More
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Reminiscences of a Huntsman
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Reminiscences of a Huntsman

by Grantley F Berkley

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London: Edward Arnold, 1897. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 8.5" by 6.5". John Leech. The hunting memoirs of Grantley F. Berkeley. A new edition. With six full-colour plates, including frontispiece, and numerous black and white plates by the illustrator John Leech. The Honourable George Charles Grantley Fitzhardinge Berkeley (10 February 1800–20 February 1881), known as Grantley Berkeley, was an eccentric British politician, writer and sportsman. In an original half vellum binding with marbled paper-covered boards and a leather spine label. Externally, generally smart with slight shelfwear and the odd mark, and very slight wear to extremities of spine label. Internally, firmly bound. Bright with the just the odd spot and faint foxing to title page. Very Good Indeed
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My Life and Recollections
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My Life and Recollections

by Grantley F Berkley

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London: Hurst and Blackett Publishers, 1865. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 8.5" by 5". None. An autobiographical work by politician and author Grantley F. Berkeley. Berkeley was the author of a number of books, including Berkeley Castle, Sandron Hall, or the Days of Queen Anne, 1840, and My Life and Recollections, 4 volumes, 1865-66. In 1836 he proposed the admission of ladies to the gallery of the House of Commons; this was granted in 1841. After 1852 he devoted himself largely to field sports and writing. Bookplate of Charles Vaughan to front pastedown. Complete in two volumes. In half-morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally, smart, though with some slight rubbing. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just the occasional spot. Very Good Indeed
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The English Sportsman in the Western Prairies
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The English Sportsman in the Western Prairies

by Grantley F Berkeley

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London: Hurst and Blackett , 1861. First edition. Leather. Very Good. 9.5" by 6" . None . The first edition of this work concerning the hunting trips of an English sportsman. The first edition of this work concerning the sporting travels of Grantley Berkeley, English sportsman. Recounting the author's hunting journey to the Western prairies, sharing impressions, experiences, and recollections of his travels in the American West. Illustrated with seven full page plates and a vignette to the title page, lacking one plate. With Draycot House bookplate on leather to the front pastedown, medieval manor largely re-modelled by the Long family over the years, and in 1864 after Lord Cowley's inheritance. It was demolished in 1952-4.  From the library at Julian Park, Hertfordshire, belonging to Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie. Audrey was the youngest daughter of an Anglo-American lumber and steel millionaire, sister to Edward James, a key figure in the Surrealist movement, and the illegitimate granddaughter of… Read More
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The Sheriff of Bombay
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The Sheriff of Bombay

by H. R. F. Keating

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London: Collins, 1984. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Indeed. 8" by 5.5". None. A thrilling signed first edition of this Inspector Ghote novel by H. R. F. Keating. First edition. Signed by the author to the front endpaper and title page, with inscription. When Inspector Ghote is forced to taken on his most embarrassing investigation yet, escorting an ageing British film star on a tour of Bombay's Red-Light District, he is confronted by a murder. The only suspect? The Sheriff of Bombay. Written by Henry Reymond Fitzwalter Keating, an English crime fiction writer most notable for his series of works featureing Inspector Ghote of the Bombay CID. In the original red cloth binding. Externally, excellent with minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine only. Unclipped dust wrapper, very smart, with light shelf wear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with light age toning to the extremities. Ink inscription and signature from the author to… Read More
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Tropical Planting and Gardening
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Tropical Planting and Gardening

by H.F. Macmillan

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London: Macmillan and Co., 1935. Cloth. Very Good. 9" by 6.5". Not Stated. The fourth edition of this comprehensive guide to tropical planting and gardening, replete with numerous illustrations. A fascinating and detailed guide to tropical planting and gardening, including chapters on climate, soils, garden plans, flowers, fruits, foliage, trees, caring for plants, practical uses for tropical plants, and a special reference to Ceylon. Written by H.F. Macmillan, former superintendent of the Royal Botanic Gardens and former advisor to the Anglo-Persion Oil Company.The fourth edition of this work. Replete with numerous illustrations, including three plates in colour, one folding plate, and many in-text illustrations.Collated and complete. Containing a pencil inscription from a previous owner to the front free-endpaper, dated 1936, and a former bookseller's sticker to the front pastedown. In the publisher's original green cloth binding. Externally, smart, with some light bumping to the head and tail… Read More
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Works by H. R. F. Keating
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by H. R. F. Keating

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New York and London: Heinemann; St. Martin's Press; Macmillan, 1971-2000. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8.5" by 5.5". None. Four thrilling volumes by crime fiction writer H. R. F. Keating. Four works by crime fiction writer Henry Raymond Fitzwalter Keating. The Strong Man (1971) is a first edition copy published by William Heinemann. Soft Detective (1998) and Bribery, Corruption Also (August 1999) are first American editions published by St. Martin's Press, with the first editions being published by Macmillan. Breaking and Entering (2000) is a first edition copy published by Macmillan. Bribery, Corruption Also and Breaking and Entering are from Keating's Inspector Ghote series, based in Mumbai. The Strong Man and Soft Detective are stand alone novels. All are in the original unclipped dust wrappers. The Strong Man is in the original cloth binding, with the other three in hardback binding. Externally, excellent. Internally, firmly bound with bright and clean pages. Breaking and… Read More
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Juliana Horatia Ewing and Her Books
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Juliana Horatia Ewing and Her Books

by Horatia K. F. Eden

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London: Society Promoting Christian Knowledge, c1896. Cloth. Very Good. 7" by 5". Various. A memoir of the famous children's author, Juliana Horatia Ewing, written by her sister Horatia Katharine Frances Gatty. Copiously illustrated with numerous monochromatic illustrations throughout, and a photographic frontispiece of Ewing. Including a bound-in list of Ewing's works. Juliana Horatia Ewing was the daughter of the English children's author and writer on marine biology, Margaret Gatty, and a famous children's author in her own right. Her writing was renowned for its sympathetic portrayal of (and insight into) children's lives, and for ardently reflecting Ewing's strong Anglican faith. Moreover, Ewing also worked as an editor of a number of magazines that published short stories for children, such as the 'Nursery Magazines', the 'Monthly Packet', and 'Aunt Judy's Magazine'. In a half cloth binding with patterned boards. Externally, very smart. Slight edge wear and sunning to spine. Internally,… Read More
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John Addington Symonds: A Biography Compiled from his Papers and Correspondence
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John Addington Symonds: A Biography Compiled from his Papers and Correspondence

by Horatio F Brown

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London: John C. Nimmo, 1895. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 9" by 7". None. A first edition of the biography of poet and literary critic, John Addington Symonds. First edition. Illustrated with nine plates, each with guard paper. Collated complete. Exploring the life of John Addington Symonds, an English poet, literary critic and cultural historian, through his papers and correspondence. Symonds supported male love, referring to it as l'amour de l'impossible (love of the impossible). Written by Horatio Forbes Brown, a Scottish historian who specialized in the history of Venice and Italy. He also wrote for the Cambridge Modern History, was a poet and alpinist. In the original green cloth binding. Externally, very smart with light shelf wear to the extremities and the odd mark to the board. Some marks to each spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with the odd spot and light age toning to the extremities only. Very Good
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Martin's World Fair Album Atlas and Family Souvenir    Chicago
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Martin's World Fair Album Atlas and Family Souvenir Chicago

by [J F Martin]

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Illionois: [C Ropp and Sons], c1892. Cloth. Good. 8" by 11". Not Stated. An illustrated guide of the World's Fair, Chicago, 1893. This work focuses on Chicago and many other locations of the World's Fair. The World's fair is a large international exhibition designed to showcase the achievements of nations. This work follows Chicago's 1893 exhibition and has many photographs of the buildings in Chicago. The Chicago World's fair 1893 is was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492, and is famous as the backdrop for the activities of the serial killer H H Holmes. The text to this work outlines the World's Fair and provides a small insight into some earlier fairs as well. Unfortunately lacking title page and therefore any publishing information, details taken from Copac. In original red cloth binding with gilt stamping to the boards. Externally, sound with several patches of damp staining and a few tide marks to both boards. Severe… Read More
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