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A Course of Medical Studies Containing a Comparative View of The Anatomical Structure of Man and...
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A Course of Medical Studies Containing a Comparative View of The Anatomical Structure of Man and of Animals

by J. Burdin, M.D.

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London: Cuthell and Martin, 1803. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 9" by 5.5". None. A medical work chiefly designed for the use of medical students. Complete in three volumes Also includes a history of diseases and an account of the knowledge hitherto acquired with regard to the regular action of the different organs. First UK edition as translated from French. Rebound in full cloth bindings. Externally, sound with with wear to joints and bumping. There is also sunning to the spine. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound, generally bright and clean. There are also inkstamps to the titlepages. Very Good
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History of The Lodge of Hengist
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History of The Lodge of Hengist

by C J Whitting

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Bournemouth: W Mate and Sons , 1897. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 9" by 6". None. The rare first and only edition of this history regarding Hengist Lodge, a masonic lodge in Bournemouth. With the bookplate of the Lodge of Harmony, Hants to the recto of front pastedown. The 'Lodge of Harmony' was first warranted in 1796 and is lodge no 309. The lodge of Harmony merged with moderns to become the United Grand Lodge of England. With a hand-coloured medal for the Lodge of Hengist to the title page. Written by C J Whitting, W M of the Lodge and J of the chapter. With a facsimile plate of the Royal Warrant for the lodge preceding the title page. Twenty illustrations total, collated complete. The first edition of this work. The Lodge of Hengist is lodge no 195 and was consecrated 23 November 1770. This history took Whitting six months to write and was written with the brethren of Lodge Hengist in mind as the primary audience. In the original full cloth binding.… Read More
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The Glugs of Gosh
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The Glugs of Gosh

by C J Dennis

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London: Angus & Robertson, 1919. Cloth. Very Good. 7.5" by 6". Hal Gye. A collection of poetry by humorous Australian poet, C J Dennis. Along with Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson, Dennis is often regarded as one of Australia's three most famous poets. This is an early edition of this collection, which was first published in 1917. Illustrated by Hal Gye. Several of these verses first appeared in Sydney work, 'The Bulletin' and one of Dennis' previous collections. In the original green cloth binding. Externally, bumped to the head and tail of spine as well as to the extremities. Light rubbing to the head and tail of spine. Bookseller's stamp to the front pastedown, Thacker and Co. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Scattered spots to the endpapers and heavier spotting to foredge. Foredge spotting only affects occasional pages. Very Good
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Wild England of Today

by C J Cornish

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London: Seeley and Co, 1895. First edition. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 9" by 6". Lancelot Speed. A finely bound, charmingly illustrated work on England's wildlife, by accomplished naturalist Charles John Cornish. The first edition of this work.In a very smart Bumpus binding, with their binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper. Bookplate to the front pastedown of one Henry Vaughan Hart Davis. His inscription to the recto of front endpaper also, dated 1897. This work explores a range of places in England's countryside, from the Southern Cliffs to the Yorkshire Fen. To these chapters Cornish investigates how the wild character and the wildlife have been preserved.  There are chapters on forests, harbours, swanneries, ponds, lakes and much more. Illustrated, with a frontispiece and fifteen plates. Collated, complete. Uncommon for this work to be in such a wonderful condition, and in such a smart binding. In a green half calf binding, with paper covered boards. Externally, very smart.… Read More
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History of The Lodge of Hengist
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History of The Lodge of Hengist

by C J Whitting

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Bournemouth: W Mate and Sons , 1897. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine. 9" by 6". None. The first edition of this study of Hengist Lodge, a freemasonry lodge in Bournemouth England. Signed by the author, dedicated to another brother at the lodge to the recto of front endpaper. An advanced copy of the book, as stated by Whitting to the loosely inserted letter. The recipient seems to be one Edgar Goble. From the library of the Lodge of Harmony, Fareham. The 'Lodge of Harmony' was first warranted in 1796 and is lodge no 309. The lodge of Harmony merged with moderns to become the United Grand Lodge of England. With a hand-coloured medal for the Lodge of Hengist to the title page. Written by C J Whitting, W M of the Lodge and J of the chapter. With a facsimile plate of the Royal Warrant for the lodge preceding the title page. Twenty illustrations total, collated complete. The first edition of this work. The Lodge of Hengist is lodge no 195 and was consecrated 23 November 1770.… Read More
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Convoys, Blockades and Mystery Towers
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Convoys, Blockades and Mystery Towers

by Captain D. J. Munro

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London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd, c1930. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 9.5" by 6". None. A Royal Naval officer's account of his service in the Great War, blockading continental ports on the English Channel, supervising convoys in the Mediterranean, and participating in the development of enigmatic "mystery towers", part of an ambitious plan t With a foreword by Commander Carolyn Bellains, R.N. (Ret.) Late Member of Parliament for Maidstone. From the Preface: "My object in recording these events which came under my personal observation, and in which I took an active part, is to enable my countrymen to form a just estimate of various aspects of the Great War." In a black cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, generally smart. Some light rubbing and wear to the top and tail of the spine. Spine is also slightly cocked. Front hinge is slightly tender. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are a little browned and foxed to predominantly front and rear pastedowns… Read More
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The Highlands of Central India: Notes on their Forests and Wild Tribes, Natural History and Sports
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The Highlands of Central India: Notes on their Forests and Wild Tribes, Natural History and Sports

by Captain J Forsyth

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London: Chapman and Hall , 1919. Cloth. Very Good. 8.5" by 5.5". Not Stated . A new edition of J Forsyth's survey of the landscape, wildlife and natural history of central India. A new edition of this work. Illustrated with six full page plates, a folding map, and numerous further in-text illustrations. Collated, complete. Exploring the history, customs, and landscapes of the Central Highlands of India, including the sacred hills, aboriginal tribes, animals, and forests. Written by Captain J Forsyth. In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally smart with only light bumping to head and tail of spine and extremities. Back strip gently faded, with light minor markings. Minot puncture mark to spine. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Minor staining mark to front endpapers, only affecting lower edge to first few leaves slightly. Internally, firmly bound. Light spotting to fore edge affecting only first and last few leaves; Pages otherwise generally bright and clean throughout.… Read More
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A Handbook on Refereeing and Judging Boxing under Imperial Services Boxing Association Rules
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A Handbook on Refereeing and Judging Boxing under Imperial Services Boxing Association Rules

by Captain F. J. Davis

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Aldershot: WM. May & Co., 1935. Cloth. Good. 7.5" by 5". Not Stated. A very scarce handbook to refereeing and judging professional boxing. A very scarce work in the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding. Ink inscription to the front free end paper, dated 1937. A handbook to refereeing and judging professional boxing, written by Captain F. J. Davis of the Queen's Royal Regiment, whose experience of Army boxing informs this work. Illustrated with twenty-nine photographs showing different boxing techniques.This work is very scarce to see. Undated, dated through copies held at the British Library. In the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding. Externally sound, remaining bright to the boards but lacking the backstrip. Shelf wear to the extremities. Front hinge is tender, held only by webbing. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with the occasional pencil mark. Good
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The History of the Dress of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, 1625-1897.
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The History of the Dress of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, 1625-1897.

by Captain R. J. MacDonald

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London: Henry Sotheran & Co. , 1899. Cloth. Good. 13" by 10". Captain R. J. MacDonald. A beautifully illustrated work of military history, compiled and illustrated by Captain R. J. MacDonald Strictly limited to a printing of 1500 copies, with this particular volume appers to be one of the 300 volumes published for general sale. This particular work explores the dress of the Royal Regiment of Artillery from 1625 to 1869. Illustrated throughout by Captain R. J. MacDonald, this work documents the changes in military attire over a period of 200 years. Also included is a later supplement, dated 1925, entitled 'The Royal Regiment of Artillery', complied by Lieut.-Col J. H Leslie and Col. E. A. P. Hobday. With a list of subscribers to the rear of the volume. Collated, incomplete, with one plate lacking. 23 plates remain. This particular volume is ideal for those with a keen interest in military history, or indeed clothing designs of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. In a quarter… Read More
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Compendious Description of the Museums of Ancient Sculpture Greek and Roman in the Vatican Palace...
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Compendious Description of the Museums of Ancient Sculpture Greek and Roman in the Vatican Palace With the Addition of te Etruscan and Egyptian Museums of the Tapestries by Raphael and the Chorographical Maps of Italy

by Cav. H. J. Massi

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Rome: F. Cuggiani, 1889. Vellum. Very Good. 8" by 5". Not Stated. The third edition of this description of the ancient Roman and Greek sculptures found in the Vatican Museums, illustrated with a folding map. The third edition of this work. This work is a compendium of the pieces found in the Vatican Museum and Galleries, focussing on the ancient Greek and ancient Roman sculptures. Illustrated with one folding plate. Written by Cav. H. J. Massi, the first curator of the Vatican Museum and Galleries, and a Professor of the Italian and French languages. Printed by F. Cuggiani. Bookplate to the front pastedown of Richard Caton. Caton was a physician and the Lord Mayor of Liverpool. He was involved in the discovery of the electrical nature of the brain. In a full vellum binding. Externally, generally smart. Light discolouration to the boards and spine, as is usual with vellum. A few light marks to the boards. Boards are a little cocked. Small amount of loss to the extremity to the front… Read More
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The Contribution of Christianity to Ethics
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The Contribution of Christianity to Ethics

by Clement C. J. Webb

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N/A: University of Calcutta, 1932. Cloth. Very Good. 9.5" by 6". None. A copy of this theological work dating from the early 1930s. 'Stephanos Nirmalendu Ghosh Lectures, 1930-31'. In a cloth binding. Externally, smart with some shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Light foxing to the endpapers but otherwise clean. Small tear to the upper margin of p.121. Ink signature to the front pastedown, dated 1971. Very Good
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Problems in the Relations of God and Man
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Problems in the Relations of God and Man

by Clement C. J. Webb

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London: James Nisbet and Co., 1911. Cloth. Very Good. 9" by 5.5". None. A scarce edition of this theological study of man's relation to God. A scarce work. With chapters including Nature and Grace, Reason and Revelation, The Conception of God and much more. From the library of theological scholar David Palin. In a red cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some rubbing to the extremities and slight discolouration. Ink signatures to front pastedown. Hinges are slightly strained, but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Pages are bright, though with some foxing to the endpapers and the occasional handling mark. Very Good
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The Campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte 1796-1797
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The Campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte 1796-1797

by Colonel G. J. Fiebeger

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West Point: U. S. Military Academy Printing Office, 1911. First edition. Cloth. Good. 9" by 6". Not Stated. An informative work on the military campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte, printed on behalf of the U. S. Military Academy, with six folding maps to the rear of text. First and only edition. Illustrations include six folding maps that have been adhered to the rear pastedown.This is an informative work on the military campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte from 1796-1797. At this point in time, Bonaparte began a military campaign against the Austrians and their Italian allies, which jump started the first of many victories as well as his reputation as a national hero.Written by Colonel Gustav Joseph Fiebeger (1858-1939), who was a professor of engineering at the U. S. Military Academy. This work was printed by the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. With the occasional institutional stamp, including a blind stamp to the title page from the Spokane Public Library.Collated, complete. In the… Read More
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Early Commercial Vehicles
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Early Commercial Vehicles

by David J Trussler

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London: Hugh Evelyn , 1968. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 13.5" by 19" . Not Stated . The uncommon first edition of this large illustrated work concerning commercial vehicles from early times, a bright copy in the unclipped dust wrapper. A lovely work by David J Trussler concerning old forms of commercial vehicles, illustrating both horse-drawn and motor-driven examples of transport, ranging from 1869 to 1919. With an account of the history of commercial vehicles. The first edition of 1968, complete with the unclipped dust wrapper. With chapters on horse drawn light vans, brewer's wagons, the Daimler motor truck, Unic taxicab, Leyland RAF type motor van, and more. Illustrated with ten full page colour plates. Collated, complete. In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally excellent with only minor shelf wear and a minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine. The dust wrapper is unclipped and very smart with some shelf wear and minor chipping to the extremities and… Read More
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The Papuas of Waropen
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The Papuas of Waropen

by Dr. G. J. Held

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The Hague: Martinus Mijhoff, 1957. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 9.5" by 6.5". Not Stated. A smart copy of this illustrated social study on the Papuas of Waropen. Illustrated with seventy-seven photographs on plates, many in-text images, and two folding maps. Collated complete. A detailed sociological study on the Waropen Regency in the Papua Province, Indonesia. This study contains commentary on the social organisation of the people, with reference to marriage, the ritual of life, the ritual of death, trading, material culture, the sacred, and mythology. Written by Professor Dr. G. J. Held. In the original green cloth binding. Externally, smart with light shelf wear and minor bumping to the extremities. Minor fading to the spine and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean with the odd pencil annotation. Light age toning to the endpapers. Previous owner's stamp to the front endpaper. Very Good Indeed
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Louis' School Days: A Story for Boys
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Louis' School Days: A Story for Boys

by E J May

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London: G Routledge and Co. Farringdon Street, 1857. Leather. Very Good. 6.5" by 4.5". None. An allegorical work of childrens' fiction intended "as a vehicle for illustrating certain broad and fundamental truths in our holy religion." Beautifully Illustrated, featuring a frontispiece with tissue guard, and several plates throughout. From the author of other young person's literature such as "Dashwood Priory". Rebacked in calf with original spine and boards. Externally sound with slight rubbing to extremities. Internally, generally firmly bound slightly strained in places. Scattered light foxing affecting plates and some offsetting, closed tear to page 307. Very Good
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The Titanic
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The Titanic

by E J Pratt

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Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada, 1935. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 9.5" by 6.5". None. A signed, first edition copy of this poem by Canadian poet Edwin John Dove Pratt, regarding the Titanic. An association copy, with a dedication by the author to one Fred Clarke, 'To my dear Friend Fred Clarke, with Happy reminiscences of fogs and clams, lectures and Henry Munns.' The inscription is dated Feb 21, 1936. Edwin John Dove Pratt was a leading Canadian poet, who lived most of his life in Toronto. He was award winning, having earned the accolade of 'Governor General's Award' for poetry. This poem is a retelling of the well-known tragedy, the sinking of the RMS Titanic. With photographs of iceburgs as the frontispiece to this work. A lengthy poem, this work traces the maiden voyage of the ship, from its departure from Southampton to its fateful collision on the 15 April 1912. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, excellent condition with minor… Read More
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The Racing Calendar    Races Past
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The Racing Calendar Races Past

by J., E., and J. P. Weatherby

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London: Weatherby and Sons, 1890-1943. Hardback. Very Good. 7" by 4.5". None . A twenty-two volume set in uniform bindings of equestrian racing calendars spanning from 1890 to 1943. A collection of twenty-two uniformly bound volumes containing equestrian racing calendars, an assorted set spanning from 1890 to 1943. Containing information on the rules of racing, reports of the Jockey Club proceedings for the year, lists of members, races and results in Great Britain and Ireland, statistics, performances of horses in the United Kingdom, and more. Named authors of these works are Edward Weatherby, James Weatherby and Charles Weatherby.Comprising the calendar for 1890, volume one hundred and eighteen; 1892, volume one hundred and twenty; 1894, volume one hundred and twenty-second; 1895 volume one hundred and twenty-third; 1897, volume one hundred and twenty-fifth; 1898, volume one hundred and twenty six; 1907 volume one hundred and thirty five; 1908, volume one hundred and thirty six; 1909 volume one… Read More
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The Kaiser's Garland
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by Edmund J Sullivan

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London: William Heinemann, 1915. Cloth. Good. 11" by 8". Edmund J Sullivan. A collection of cartoons about the German Kaiser, by the Art Nouveau artists Edmund Sullivan. Incomplete with forty plates out of forty-four. Missing four plates, pages 37, 43, 73, and 79. A collection of cartoons by Edmund Sullivan, a book illustrator who worked largely in the Art Nouvea style. At the time he was working in the late nineteenth century, book illustrations were on the rise, with authors like Charles Dickens' having etchings in all of their novels. He illustrated many books, including 'The French Revolution' by Thomas Carlyle. Prior owner's pencil signature to the head of the title page, 'Josef Faulkner, London'. In the original publisher's cloth binding. externally, smart. Loss to the tail of the spine, resulting in the tail of the hinges starting. Light bumping to the head of the spine and to the extremities. Minor markings and shelfwear to the boards. Offsetting to the recto of the front endpaper, and… Read More
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Original Manuscript Poem Laurence Housman
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by Edmund J Sullivan

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London: George Bell and Sons, 1898. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 7.5" by 5". None. An original unpublished manuscript poem by Laurence Houseman written to the half-title of Thomas Carlyle's 'Sartor Resartus'. 'To Iris, Xmas 1898Until Man blossoms into wingsand sits upon a cloud and singsHe has to dress himself in 'things' Until man gets himself an aureoleHe must appear in garb sartorial Unless he choose to be arborealIf we would cast our clothes awayWe must with apes or angels play: Either world be a happier dayThan this which binds us in red tape: oh angel in a maiden's shapeTake this from your dreaded ape.'With Houseman's signature below the hand-written poem. Laurence Housman was the younger brother of poet A.E. housman. He was first an illustrator, and is known for illustrating Christina Rossetti's 'Goblin Market' and Jane Balow's 'The End of Elfintown' in his Art Nouveau style. Following this he became a published poet. Politically, he wrote many pieces of socialist and pacifist pamphlets. At… Read More
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