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An Aspect of Dickens's Characterisation: His Attempts to Suggest the Social Class of His...
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An Aspect of Dickens's Characterisation: His Attempts to Suggest the Social Class of His Characters by their Speech and Behaviour, with Special Reference to Pickwick Papers, Bleak House, and Our Mutual Friend

by T. E. A. Acum, M. A. (Lond), L. R. A. M.

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London: None, 1972. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 12" by 8.5". None. A smartly bound doctorate thesis on the characterisation techniques of Charles Dickens. First edition. Very scarce. The doctorate thesis of T. E. A. Acum in English Literature. Exploring Charles Dickens's attempts to suggest the social class of his characters with chapters on house and household, finances, dress and appearance, hobbies and habits, evidence of knowledge and ignorance, manners, and speech focusing on vocabulary and pronunciation. With special reference to Pickwick Papers, Bleak House, and Our Mutual Friend. Includes a detailed index of characters. In the original black cloth binding. Externally, very smart with light shelf wear to the extremities and minor bumping. The odd small mark to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean throughout. Light spotting to the fore edge. Very Good Indeed
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Wanderings in Wild Africa
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Wanderings in Wild Africa

by C.T. Stoneham

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London: Hutchinson & Co., 1936. Cloth. Good. 9" by 6". Not Stated. A fascinating, illustrated early twentieth-century work on travel in Africa, written by big game hunter and naturalist Charles Thurley Stoneham. A fascinating, early twentieth-century work on big game hunting and travels through Africa. Including chapters on Moja, M'Bili, Tatu, and more.Written by twentieth-century big game hunter and naturalist, Charles Thurley Stoneham. Including a frontispiece and twenty-four illustrated plates, collated and complete. Containing a previous owner's ink signature to the front free-endpaper, undated. In the publisher's original green cloth binding. Externally, some bumping to the head and tail of spine and extremities. Some general shelf wear and a few small ink marks to the boards and spine. Previous owner's ink signature to the front free-endpaper. Internally, front hinge is strained to the title page, though remaining binding is firm. Some spotting to the fore-edge, and instances of spotting to… Read More
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Travels & Discoveries in the Levant
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Travels & Discoveries in the Levant

by C.T. Newton

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London: Day and Son, 1865. First edition. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 9.5" by 6". None. A smartly bound, first edition copy of Charles Newton's travelogue regarding his time in the Levant. With sixteen plates to volume I, with twenty-three plates to volume II. Frontispiece to both volumes James Hendrick of Font Grove, New Scotland. Collated, complete.Charles Thomas Newton was a British archaeologist. This work follows the greatest archaeological exploit of Newton's life. He discovered the remains of the mausoleum of Halicarnassus, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. He described the results of this in his 'History of Discoveries at Halicarnassus' as well as this work.  In addition to Halicarnassus, this work depicts other important discoveries at Branchidae, excavations at Mitylene, Rhodes, Kaymnos and various sites on the coast of Asia Minor. A very smart copy of this work.  In a half calf binding, with paper covered boards. Externally, very smart with light rubbing to the joints… Read More
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The Life of Nelson: The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain
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The Life of Nelson: The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain

by Captain A. T. Mahan

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London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited, 1897 . First edition. Leather. Very Good. 9" by 6". Not Stated. A first edition complete set of Captain Mahan's important work on the sea power of Great Britain during the time of Lord Nelson. First edition, bound in half morocco with marbled boards. Complete in two volumes. Written by Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, an American naval officer and historian considered one of the most important naval strategists in nineteenth century America. This important work explores the life of Horatio Nelson, from his early life to his travels and military services around the work. Mahan details the highs and lows experienced throughout Nelson's life, including various battles and military events.Illustrated with nine plates, a frontispiece and ten maps and battle plans to Volume I, and eight plates, a frontispiece and ten maps and battle plans to Volume II. Collated, complete. In a half morocco binding, with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart, with slight… Read More
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Wilkes's Priceless Recipes a Valuable Collection of Tried Formulas and Simple Methods
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Wilkes's Priceless Recipes a Valuable Collection of Tried Formulas and Simple Methods

by Dr. N. T. Oliver

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London : F. Youngson , 1912. Cloth. Good Only. 5.5" by 4". None. A hugely informative dictionary of recipes for the use of "all people in every department of human endeavour". Scarce English edition. With over three-thousand recipes, and house-hold secrets that include for making invisible ink, a curling fluid for a persons hair, Almond Milk, different colour paints, and cement. In original cloth binding. Externally, lightly rubbed and with slight marks. Some shelfwear to the spine. Both hinges have failed. Internally, firmly bound with lightly age toned pages and the odd spot. Small repairs to the title page. Good Only
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The Century Book of Gardening
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The Century Book of Gardening

by E.T. Cook

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London: Country Life, c1900. Cloth. Very Good. 12" by 8". Various. A lovely volume on the beauties of gardening by Country Life, a comprehensive guide to the art replete with floral illustrations throughout. Bound in the publisher's original green cloth binding. Country Life's excellent volume on gardening, a comprehensive work intended for every lover of the garden.Including essays on annual and everlasting flowers, 'Tender Plants for the Summer Garden' by F. W. Burbidge, roses and rose gardens, 'Exhibition Roses' by Edward Mawley, and more. Illustrated profusely with monochrome illustrations throughout.Edited by E. T. Cook. In the publisher's original green cloth binding. Externally, slight bumping to the head and tail of spine and extremities. Some minor shelf wear and fading to the cloth at the extremities. Internally, hinges are starting but firm. Volume is otherwise firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Very Good
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The Tower Menagerie
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The Tower Menagerie

by Edward T Bennett

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London: Robert Jennings, 1829. First edition. Fine Binding. Near Fine. 8.5" by 5.5". William Harvey. A finely bound, first edition copy of this beautifully illustrated natural history study, compiled by noted botanist Edward Bennett. Bookplate to the front pastedown, Christopher Turnor, Stoke Rochford Library.  Turner was a Conservative MP who sat in the House of Commons for six years. He was a great promoter of Lincolnshire architecture. In a Hayday binding, with the binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper. Beautifully illustrated throughout, with wood engravings after drawings by William Harvey.With sections on a variety of animals including Bengal Lions, Tigers, Pumas, the Wolf, Jackal, Racoon, Baboon, Llama, Pelican and Anaconda.  In a full morocco binding, with gilt stamping to the boards and spine. Externally, very smart. Light rubbing to the joints, extremities and to the raised bands. Occasional light spots to boards.… Read More
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The Treasury of Sacred Song
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The Treasury of Sacred Song

by Francis T Palgrave

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Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1889. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 7.5" by 5.5". None. A collection of poetry with introduction and notes by Francis T Palgrave. In original gilt stamped quarter vellum binding. With the works of several esteemed poets such as John Donne, Thomas Ken, Joseph Beaumont, John Keble and Alfred Lord Tennyson. Francis Turner Palgrave was a British critic, anthologist and poet. His critical work was by far more highly esteemed compared to his poetry. In original quarter vellum binding with red cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart. The cloth to the boards has faded slightly. Guildhall Library, London bookplate to front pastedown. Institutional stamp to pastedown, title page and several pages throughout. Doesn't affect text. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with the odd spot throughout. Very Good Indeed
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Blake of the "Rattlesnake" or the Man Who Saved England
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Blake of the "Rattlesnake" or the Man Who Saved England

by Fred T Jane

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London: Tower Publishing Compay, 1895. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8" by 5.5". Fred T Jane. The first edition of this sought-after novel by Fred T Jane, with illustrations by the author. First edition of this novel, concerning a future sea warfare. The first of Jane's four scientific romances, it can also be considered a precursor of the genre of British speculative future war novels. Fred T Jane was the founding editor of reference books on warships and aircraft All the World's Fighting Ships and All the World's Airships. Complete with half title and two leaves of publisher's catalogue to rear. Illustrated with a frontispiece and fifteen further plates in black and white as well as further illustrations in text by the author. Collated, complete. In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally very smart with minor shelf wear, bumped to head and tail of spine and extremities. Dr Douty and Belvedere Newspaper Club's stamps to endpapers, half title, preface. Internally, firmly… Read More
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The Prisoner of Ham
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The Prisoner of Ham

by Frederic T Briffault

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London: T C Newby, 1846. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8" by 5". None. A scarce, first edition of this work detailing Napoleon III's attempt to seize power in 1840, and his subsequent capture and imprisonment in the fortress of Ham. A presentation copy with inscription to the recto of front pastedown, 'H A Payne the gift of Prince Napoleon Louis Bonaparte' to front pastedown. Hand is not of Napoleon III, so it is possibly a staff member that wrote the dedication. Former owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, Frank Halliday Cheetham, 'This book is one of 2000 volumes bequeathed to the Wigan Public Library by Frank Halliday Cheetham'. Blind stamp to the title page and library stamp to the verso of title page.  Prince Napoleon was captured as he attempted to seize power in France following his exile to London. Napoleon III was one of the last prisoners of note held at the Chateau de Ham, a castle in the Somme departement in Hauts-de-France. He was held here for six years before escaping by… Read More
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The Drainage of Town & Country Houses
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The Drainage of Town & Country Houses

by G. A. T. Middleton

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London: B. T. Batsford, 1903 . Cloth. Very Good. 8" by 6". Not Stated. A fascinating practical examination of modern drainage solutions, richly illustrated. Containing chapters on pipes, urinals, water-closets, sinks, rain-water, stable drainage, laws, drain cleaning and testing, as well as model specification.Written by G. A. T. Middleton, a structural and architectural specialist and author.With twenty-one leaves of publisher's advertisements split across the front and rear of the work.Illustrated with ninety-three diagrams, as well as two folding plans.The first edition of this work.A fascinating insight into housing design solutions at the turn of the twentieth century. In the publisher's original full cloth binding. Externally generally smart, with a little wear to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. Internally, binding is generally firm; front hinge is starting slightly. Pages are bright and clean. Very Good
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Bruges & West Flanders
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Bruges & West Flanders

by G. W. T. Ormond

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London : A & C Black , 1906. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 9" by 6.5". Amedee Forestier. A lovely first edition guide to Bruges and West Flanders richly and beautifully illustrated by Amedee Forestier. This is a lovely first edition of this richly illustrated guide to Bruges and West Flanders. As the preface states 'there is no part of Europe more wanting in what is known as the scenery than Flanders' and the illustrations painted by Amedee Forestier capture this beauty and attraction. Including thirty-six colour illustrations and a colour frontispiece. Collated, complete. There are publisher's adverts to the rear. In the publisher's original full cloth binding. Externally, smart with some light bumping to the spine and extremities. There are a few light marks to the rear board. Internally, firmly bound with bright clean pages with the odd scattered spot throughout, mainly to the first few pages. Very Good Indeed
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Bruges and West Flanders
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Bruges and West Flanders

by G. W. T. Omond

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London: Adam and Charles Black, 1906. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 9" by 7". Amédée Forestier. A first edition copy of this travel work concerning Bruges and West Flanders, illustrated with watercolours by Amedee Forestier. The first edition, first impression of this work in the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding. Illustrated with thirty-seven colour plates. Collated, complete. George W. T. Omond's (1846–1929) travel guide to the charming city of Bruges and the area of West Flanders in Belgium, with historical sketches from early times and descriptions of significant events. Illustrated with lovely watercolour paintings by Amédée Forestier (1854-1930) , who was known for his landscapes. 4 pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear. In the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding. Externally smart, with a little shelf wear to the boards and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with the odd spot and some offsetting to the end… Read More
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Belgium

by George W. T. Omond

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London : A & C Black , 1908. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 9" by 6". Amedee Forestier. A first edition copy of this richly illustrated volume on Belgium. A charming volume celebrating Belgium through paint and words, with text by George W. T. Omond and painted by Amedee Forestier. The work travels around Belgium, exploring Bruges and its history, Flanders, Ypres, and Ghent amongst other places in the country. With seventy-seven colour plates including the frontispiece and a folding sketch map to the rear.Collated, complete. With eight pages of publisher adverts to the rear. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, very smart with some light bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound with bright and clean pages. Very Good
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Belgium

by George W. T. Omond

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London : A & C Black , 1908. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 9" by 6.5". Amedee Forestier. A first edition copy of this richly illustrated volume on Belgium. A first edition copy. Belgium is painted by Amedee Forestier and described by George W. T. Omond. This volume explores the history of Belgium, including Bruges and Belfry and Flanders. With seventy-seven colour plates and a sketch map at the end of the volume. Collated, complete. With adverts to the rear. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, very smart with some bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Previous owner pencil lines to the front pastedown and endpaper. Internally, firmly bound with bright and clean pages. Very Good
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Leige and The Ardennes
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Leige and The Ardennes

by George W. T. Omond

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London: Adam and Charles Black, [1908]. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 9" by 6.5". A. Forestier . The first edition of this profusely colour illustrated work which depicts the natural beauty of Belgium, illustrated by A. Forestier and described by George W. T. Omond. The first edition.Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and nineteen colour plates. Collated complete. This work was written by Scottish writer George William Thomson Omond, and features a collection of watercolour plates by Amedee Forestier, an artist who specialised in historical scenes and landscapes. The work describes and depicts the Belgium city of Liege and its region of trees and rolling hills, the Ardennes. In the publisher's original cloth.Undated, dated by copies held at the British Library. In the publisher's original cloth with the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally very smart with minor marks to the boards and slight rubbing to the extremities. Offsetting to the endpapers. Internally firmly bound with… Read More
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Monumental Brasses of Berkshire 14th to 17th Century
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Monumental Brasses of Berkshire 14th to 17th Century

by H T Morley

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Reading: Electric Press, 1924. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine. 11" by 8" . Not Stated. A lovely example of this illustrated work looking at monumental brasses in Berkshire written by an authority of the subject. The first edition. This work was produced and dedicated to the president and members of the Berkshire Archaeological and Architectural Society. To the introduction, Morley writes that 'I have endeavoured to give a complete list of the Monumental Brasses, laid down previous to the 18th Century, and which now remain in the Royal County of Berkshire'. The foreword, written by Rev P H Ditchfield, notes that 'the author is to be congratulated in having accomplished a task that is no light one'. Monumental brass is a form of engraved sepulchral memorial which began to be a more popular form in the early 13th century. With the errata slip tipped in, as called for. With a tipped in frontispiece and numerous in-text illustrations. An interesting historical look at brasses.… Read More
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Mammals of Wisconsin
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Mammals of Wisconsin

by Hartley H. T. Jackson

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Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1961. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Good Only. 10" by 7.5". Various. A first edition of Hartley Jackson's illustrated volume on the mammals of Wisconsin. Found in the unclipped dustwrapper. A first edition of Hartley Jackson's illustrated volume on the mammals of Wisconsin. Found in the unclipped dustwrapper. Following an introduction to ecological life of Wisconsin and some comments on the classification and study of mammals, Hartley goes into detail about the various mammals that can be found in the state. Includes sections on marsupials, insects, rodents, carnivorous mammals, and hoofed mammals. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown. From the library of the acclaimed zoologist Desmond Morris, who is best known for his 1967 sociobiological work "The Naked Ape, and the popular television programme 'Zoo Time'. Morris was also an ethnologist and surrealist painter. In the publisher's original red cloth binding, found in the… Read More
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Clio and My Aunt Bertha
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Clio and My Aunt Bertha

by John T Winterich

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New York: The Marchbanks Press, 1942. Paperback. Fine. 6" by 4". None. An uncommon, signed copy of this biographical work by John T Winterich regarding his Aunt Bertha. Gift inscription from the author to F B Adams to the title page. 'F B A from J T W'.  The work is in an envelope with the recipients address written by the author. Loosely inserted is John T Winterich's obituary.This book has been preserved in a custom chemise, commissioned by the former owner Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr.  Baldwin Adams Jr was an American bibliophile and the director of the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York from 1948-1969. With his bookplate to the verso of front endpaper, 'Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr'. An anecdotal work, regarding the author's Aunt Bertha who was born in the mid nineteenth century. In the original paper wraps. Externally, fine. Internally, firmly bound. Author's inscription to the title page. Pages are bright and clean. Fine
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The National Gallery One Hundred Plates in Colour
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The National Gallery One Hundred Plates in Colour

by T. Leman Hare [ed.]; Paul G. Konody, Maurice W. Brockwell; F. W. Lippman

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London and Edinburgh: T. C. & E. C. Jack, Ltd. , 1909 . First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 11.5" by 8.5". Various. The first edition of this beautiful two volume collection of works from the National Gallery across one hundred colour plates. First edition of The National Gallery One Hundred Plates in Colour, in the original publisher's green cloth binding. Illustrated with one hundred and three colour plates, with fifty two to Volume I and fifty one to Volume II. Collated, complete. Edited by T. Leman Hare, and co-authored by Paul G. Konody, Maurice W. Brockwell, and F. W. Lippman.A stunning collection of plates exhibiting the works held at the National Gallery.Undated, dated from Jisc. No dust wrappers present. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. There is some bumping to the heads and tails of the spines and to the extremities. The spines are slightly faded. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean. Very Good
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