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7401. : The Schoolmistress; or, Instructive and Entertaining Conversations between a Teacher and Her Scholars.

Dublin: Printed by Bentham & Gardiner 40 Westmorland Street 1824. 14 by 9 cms. 174 pp. frontispiece engraving of a street scene with a prominent Savings Bank. Professionally and handsomely rebound recently in half leather with marbled boards, gilt lining and blindstamped edge to leather. The duties of a village schoolmistress and the education of children as focused on a Mrs Malony, a respectable woman in a country village a few miles from Dublin. The copy listed in NLI has no author attribution. 110.00

11502. Beckmann, John: A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins.

London: Bell & Daldy fourth edition 1872. Volume I only of two volumes. xxiii+518 pp. frontispiece portrait. Translated from the German by William Johnston. Carefully revised and enlarged by William Francis and J.W. Griffith. Full leather binding, red, six panelled spine with raised bands and decorative gilt panels, gilt pattern to board edges, gilt ruling around boards with gilt school crest, motto, "Deo Juvenante" and Schola Regia Brvtonensis to front board, marbled endpapers and foreedges, internally bright, tight and clean, a very good copy. Kings School Bruton Somerset founded 1519. 42.00

12340. Blaeu, Wilhelmus I: Institutio Astronomica de usu Globorum & Sphaerum Coelestium ac Terrestrium

Amsterdam: 1652. (14) 246 pp. with woodcut illustrations, decorative initials and tailpieces.The title page is missing but the two half title pages are present, the first showing a woodcut illustration of a globe, armillary sphere, and the second an illustration of the earth orbiting the sun. The pagination is that of the 1652 edition, the next Latin edition of 1655 has 243 pp. In a contemporary calf binding, with five panelled spine with, raised bands, no spine title, blind stamping to both boards. internally complete except for the title page, beginning with Praefatio. There is a pale waterstain to the very edge of the vertical margin of the last dozen pages, and to a few near the beginning, otherwise the book is in quite fresh condition for its age, no annotation or marking. This celebrated treatise by the master globe maker of the century concerns the use of navigational instruments, globes, spheres and sundials, under the Ptolemaic and Copernicum system. The latter he describes as, "Iuxta genuinam Mundi Hypothecim." The older system was retained as good training and since it was the only Church approved system meant the book could be sold to Catholic institutions. 1250.00

16927. Buffon, George-Louis Leclerc, Comte de: Buffon's Natural History


9085. Byron, Lord: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage A Romaunt.

London: John Murray 1859. 21 by 15 cms. 329 pp. illustrated with steel engravings by Whymper, Cooper and Jewitt, full morocco, six panelled spine with raised bands, attractive decorative panels to spine, gilt decorative borders to boards, and board edges, aeg. owners inscription, minor light fingering here and there, raised bands on spine rubbed, two scuff marks at top left join of spine and rear board. an attractive copy nonetheless. 85.00

17769. Callcott, Mrs Maria: Essays on the History of Painting.

London: Edward Moxon, 1836. iv + 269 pp. 20 x 12 cm. Full leather binding, with decoraive gilt panels to front and rear boards, five-panelled spine with raised bands, the two original spine labels, and marbled endpapers and foreedges. Inscribed "To Louisa Marchioness of Landsdowne with grateful love from the author". The front pastedown has the bookplate of James Kenneth Howard,1814-1882, the 4th son of Thomas Howard 16th Earl of Suffolk, and MP for Malmesbury 1841-51. He married Lady Louisa, the daughter of Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice 3rd Marquess of Landsdowne. Lady Maria Callcot, 1785-1842, was a traveller and author of children's books,and books on travel and painting. In very good condition. 150.00

17776. Carter, Mrs Elizabeth: Poems on Several Occasions.

Dublin: William Watson, 1777. The Fourth Edition. vi + 120 + (2) pp. 18 x 11 cm. In a fine leather binding, with original spine label, and gilt lining to spine. The initials H.G are gold-blocked below the spine label, and are, presumably, those of a former owner. Publisher's advertising leaf to the rear. No portrait frontispiece. Internally tight, bright, and fresh. Mrs Carter was an English poet, classicist, writer, translator, and friend of Samuel Johnson. 150.00

12941. Cowper, William: Poems by William Cowper with a Biographical and Critical Introduction by the Rev. Thomas Dale:

London: Tilt and Bogue 1841. In two volumes. Vol. I, lxxii+274 pp. Vol. II, viii+336 pp. with 75 illustrations, engraved by J. Orrin Smith, from drawings by John Gilbert. Bound in full red leather with a large gilt decorative panel on all boards, decorative spines with gilt vignette, titling etc, a.e.g. showing a little shelf wear, spines a little faded, gilt edges very fresh, internally tight bright and clean. A nice set of his works, but apparently scarce. this edition does not appear to be on Copac. Sir John Gilbert, 1817-1897 was an historical painter and illustrator. He was a major figure in the revival of wood engraving, and the first serious illustrator to tackle news illustrating for the Illustrated London News. He was a prolific and popular illustrator. 125.00

12222. Cowper, William: The Task, Tirocinium, and Minor Poems.

London: John Sharpe Duke Street Piccadilly; and C.and C. Whittingham, Chiswick 1825. Two volumes of what originally constituted a three volume set. The Cask, also containing Tirocinium, 220pp. two title pages, engravings drawn by Westall, engraved by Charles Rolls and John Romney. Minor Poems, 220pp. the first title page is missing, engravings drawn by Westall, engraved by Rolls and E. Portbury. Dedicatory inscription dated May 1827 on the title page and rear endpaper. Both books in matching polished calf, with wide blind stamped and gilt borders to boards, five panelled spine with gilt panels each with a gilt lyre, contemporary label, marbled foreedges, and endpapers. Internally very tight, and fresh, nice copies, very handsome. 85.00

17373. Curnock, Nehemiah, editor: The Journal of The Rev. John Wesley, A.M.

London: The Epworth Press, 1938. A Bicentenary Issue 1938. Eight volumes. 0.00

16849. Fitchett, W. H.: The Tale of The Great Mutiny.

London: Smith Elder & Co., 1908. Seventh Impression. Second edition (enlarged). vii+485 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Eight portraits: Earl Roberts, Willoughby, Henry Lawrence, Havelock, Edwardes, Lord Lawrence, Nicholson, and Outram, and six maps, including the storming of the Secundrabagh. Appendix is the diary of an officer's wife. Index. Gold-decorated dark-green leather binding. "Sligo Grammar School" on front board; gold-blocked edge border, on outside, inside, and edges of boards; six-panelled spine with raised bands and very decorative gilt panels; original gold-blocked red title label; and marbled fore-edges and endpapers. Owner's name - EJ Brett - on flyleaf, above the signature of the Headmaster. In good condition. A standard history of what is now called India's first war of independence. 50.00

16024. G. M. ( Markam, Gervase ): The English House-wife containing The inward and outward Vertues which ought to be in a compleat Woman.

London: Printed by W. Wilson, for E. Brewster, and George Sawbridge, at the Bible on Ludgate-hill. neere Fleete-bridge, 1653. Fifth edition. 188 pp. 19 x 14.5 cm. The pagination between pages 68-92 is incorrect but the book is absolutely complete. Markham lived between 1568(?) -1637. This was Book II of his work, "Country Contentments", first published in 1615. Leather spine and marbled boards. The six-panelled spine has raised bands and original spine label, and some gilt lining. The spine is clearly part of the original binding, but the book has been rebound at some later date. 2500.00

12459. Gillies, John: The History of Ancient Greece, Its Colonies and Conquests.

London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, sixth edition 1820. This is the rare eight-volume set of Gillies great classic, as published in 1820. Part 1 is the four-volume set of the History that first appeared in 1786: Part 2 is a four-volume "New Edition, with Corrections and Additions ". Gillies saw these eight volumes of the sixth edition as one work, and says in the Preface to Part 2 "In the compass of eight volumes, I have thus attempted a work...wanting in modern literature." The subtitle of Part 1 is "From the Earliest Accounts Till the Division of the Macedonian Empire in the East; Including the History of Literature, Philosophy, and the Fine Arts". The subtitle of Part 2 is "Embracing the History of the Ancient World, from the Dominion of Alexander to that of Augustus; With a survey of Preceding Periods, and a Continuation of the History of Arts and Letters". Part 1: Volume 1, xii+515 pp, with engraved folding map "of the Western Division of the Grecian Colonies, & Conquests"; Volume II, viii+413 pp; Volume III, viii+522 pp; Volume IV, viii+452+ 59 pp unpaginated Index. Part 2: Volume I, xv+563 pp. with engraved folding map of the Eastern Division of the Grecian Colonies and Conquests; Volume II, viii+570 pp; Volume III, viii+519 pp; Volume IV, viii+631pp, of which 525-631is the index. Bound in contemporary full polished calf, five panelled spines with decorative gilt panels and lining, with 13 original spine labels and 3 matching modern replacement labels. The set shows some wear, rubbing, etc, but it has been professionally restored, with spine extremities strengthened where neccessary. The maps are in very good condition, texts are tight and clean, there is some old worm damage to endpapers, there is the signature of Thomas B Parry on the title pages of each volume, and a longer inscription relating to the acquisition of the books on the front pastedown of the final volume. "Mr Parry, son-in-law to the Rev D MacDonald, Minister of Killean, Kintyre, Argylshire has had bequeathed to him all Mr Parry's Books, or rather presented to him by his daughter after her husband's death". The first edition was in London, as two vols in 1786, as well as a 1786 Dublin printing but in three vols. The 2nd edition was 1787 as four vols. The 3rd edition was 1792/93, the 4th in 1801 and the 5th in 1809. The 2nd ed. was printed in Paris in 1787 as six vols. 850.00

9416. Griffith, George: Men Who Have Made The Empire.

London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1897. One of the Makers of British Art Series, edited by J.A. Manson. xvi + 304 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Sixteen plates. Dark-brown tree-calf leather binding. College crest, gold blocked, on front board. Small gilt-tooled edge border. Six-panelled spine with raised bands and decorative gilt panels. Marbled fore-edges and endpapers. School-prize plate for 1898 on front pastedown. Presented by Viscount Cranbourne, M.P., to K.S. Hearle. Headmaster, J. B. Lancelot. Spine professionally repaired. Contents very good. 55.00

17352. Harris, Walter: A History of the Life and Reign of William-Henry, Prince of Nassau and Orange, Stadholder of The United Provinces, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland In which the affairs of Ireland are more particularly handled than in any other History.

Dublin: Printed for Edward Bate in Georges' Lane, 1749. With an Appendix containing copies of some original papers not hitherto published. Illustrated with Plans of Seiges, and Battles in Ireland, and Medals struck upon the most Memorable Occurances of his Life. As also two dissertations, I On the Government of Holland, II A Brief History of the Illustrious House of Orange. xii + 502 + xcii pp. 36 x 22.5 cm. Illustrated with plates, four folding plates of medals, folding plan of Londonderry, Plan of Inniskillin, folding plan of the English Camp at Dundalk and of Carrickfergus Town and Road, folding plan of the Battle of Aughrim and of the Battle of the Boyne, folding Ground Plot of Strong Fort of Charlemont, folding plan of the Fort and Harbour of Kinsale and of Cork City, folding plan of the Fort of Ballymore and of the Siege of Athlone, and a folding plan the Town of Galway and of the City of Limerick. Half-leather and marbled boards. Seven-panelled spine with gold-blocked lining and decoration, and replacementl spine label in red and gold. There is some damage to the bottom of the spine. A former owner has written on the ffep, in neat copperplate, "Charles Fredene, Wakefield, Moyallen 16th of 11th Month, AD 1807". The book is a defective copy, and there has been significant professional restoration. The title and dedication pages are damaged, with some loss of text. Pages 5 - 8, 269 - 272, 497 - 502, and lxxxv - lxxxvii are missing. Pages 491/492, 493/494, 495/496 and xci/xcii, have been repaired, with loss of text. Page 251 has been mis-numbered 241. Edgewear damage to some of the plates has been restored. The town plans are very important, but so too are the very long lists of names in the appendices: High Sheriffs 1687; Members of King James' 66 Corporations 1687 - 1689; The Irish House of Lords 1689; Commons 1689; Persons Attainted 1689; Absentees 1689; Lists of Army Officers 1690; and Justices of the Peace 1690. 250.00

13010. Houghton, Arthur Boyd, John William North, G.J. Pinwell, F. Smallfield &c.: The Spirit of Praise A Collection of Hymns Old and New.

London: F.Warne and Co: n.d. (1866). 24.5 by 19 cms. 252 pp. illustrated with engravings, decorative initial letters, ornamental headings, tailpieces etc by P.Hundley, highly decorative title page and facing frontispiece chromolithographed in red, blue, brown and gold by J. Burliston. Engraved by the Dalziel Brothers, Camden Press. Thick, bevelled, blue sandgrain cloth boards with decorative gilt decorated boards with ornate recessed, ivory coloured centre panels enclosing the book title, aeg. The boards and spine are a little age faded with minor edge rubbing, but internally the book is tight and clean. Has a dedication on the ffep, "Rev. T.J. Scott a small remembrance from some of the poor parishioners of St Johns and St Marys Devizes. In token of their grateful love and esteem for him while he was their pastor. Feb. 12 1867". No music included with the hymns. A very nice example of Victorian book design, the work of a famous family of book illustrators. One of their more sumptious productions, in very good condition overall. 250.00

14510. Hoyle, Edmond: Mr Hoyle's Games of Whist, Quadrille, Piquet, Chess and Back-Gammon complete in which are contained the method of Playing and Betting at those Games, upon equal or advantageous terms.

London: Printed for Thomas Osborne, Stanley Crowder, Richard Baldwin n.d. Twelth edition 1760. Including the Laws of the Several Games. The Twelth Edition, to which is now first added, Two new cases at Whist never before printed; also The New Laws of the Game at Whist, as played at White's and Saunder's Chocolate Houses. 14.5 by 9.5 cms. x+214 pp. Separate title pages for different sections. The advertisment states that "No copies of this book are genuine, but what are signed by Edmond Hoyle and Thomas Osborne". Both signatures are there signed in ink. Recased in a modern full calf binding, gilt lining and blindstamped borders, and decorated edges to boards, five panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining, gilt devices, and black and gilt spine label, new marbled endpapers, gold lined on pastedowns. Owner's old signature Aug 1854 on ffep. In very good condition. A scarce item. 495.00

8554. Hume, David. and Smollett, T.: The History of England.

London: Printed for William Allason a New Edition 1818. Hume wrote the 10 vols. from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688, while Smollett continued it in 6 vols. to the Reign of George II. An incomplete uniform set of 15 volumes. Vol VII of Hume missing. In full contemporary calf, a six panelled spine with raised bands with decorative gilt stamping. Marbled endpapers, frontispiece engraved portraits of the authors in the respective opening vols. no other plates called for. Rubbing, wear and some scuffing to boards, wear, and a little damage to two spine extremities. Internally tight , clean copies, no foxing anywhere. 250.00

6537. Hutchinson, Lucy: Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, Governor of Nottingham Castle and Town, Representiative of the County of Nottingham in the Long Parliament, and of the town of Nottingham in the first Parliament of Charles II etc.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme 2nd edition 1808. with original anecdotes of many of the most distinguished of his contemporaries, a summary ...of Public Affairs written by his widow which is prefixed the life of Mrs Hutchinson, written by herself. xiv+452 pp. 5 plates, one of which is a plan of Nottingham Castle, along with a folding genealogical chart of the Hutchinson and Apsley families. Half leather with marbled boards. An ex-library copy with old small lib. stamps on plates, library plate on front paste down, a few old paper repairs, some wear and rubbing to boards, generally clean internally, spine professionally strengthened, overall a used but good copy. Hutchinson, 1615-64, was one of those who signed the King's death warrant. Included in the Act of Amnesty he died in prison. These memoirs, by his wife, for her children, show him as a grave and courteous gentleman, wholly free from austerity and fanaticism. They were first published in 1806. 125.00

12465. Irving, Washington: A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus.

London: John Murray, 1818. The First British Edition. In four volumes: Vol. I, xii+473 pp. with engraved folded map; Vol II, 490 pp. with a second engraved folded map; Vol. III, viii+411 pp.; and Vol. IV, vii+489 pp. Contemporary full dark-blue polished calf, five panelled spines with raised bands, highly gilt panels and gilt titles. Marbled foreedges. All four volumes have, on the front pastedown, a bookplate, with crest for Robert Quin Alexander, Acton House. This family owned Acton House in Co. Armagh, north of Newry. 350.00

3721. Kane, Elisha Kent: Arctic Explorations in Search of Sir John Franklin.

London, Nelson and Sons 1892. x.+ 443pp. original blue calf binding, gilt crest of King Edward VI Grammar School Birmingham on the front board, marbled endpapers and gilt tooled foreedges, in very good clean condition 15.00

14482. L'Estrange, Sir Roger: Fables of Aesop and other eminent Mythologies with Morals and Reflections.

London: Printed for R. Sare, B. Took and M. Gillyflower, A. & J. Churchil, J. Hindmarsh and G, Sawbridge, 1694. The second edition corrected and amended. 32 by 20 cms. (8)+476 pp. with a pictorial frontispiece woodblock print of Aesop surrounded with birds and animals. Page 475/476, the final page, is a facsimile copy bound in. This copy lacks the second plate, an engraving of L'Estrange which is found in other editions. The front pastedown bears the bookplate of Francis Gwyn of Lansanor in the County of Glamorgan and of Ford Abby in the County of Devon 1698. In a contemporary calf binding, blindstamped rectangular panels to boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, no spine label. The spine has been professionally relaid, some scuffing and loss of surface leather to parts of the boards. Internally tight, bright and clean. Overall a good copy which shows some signs of its three hundred years. 750.00

976. Langhorne, J. and Langhorne, W. trans. and editors: Plutarch's Lives of Illustrious Men.

London: Henry G. Bohn 1851. 2 Vols. xxx + 1133pp. Engraved frontispiece, notes and a life of Plutarch. Full leather binding with gilt decorated spines and original boards and labels, marbled endpapers and foreedges. Some minor spotting. In lovely fresh condition. 150.00

11533. Le Sage, Alain-Rene: Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane.

Londres: Chez J. Nourse Libraire du Roi Nouvelle edition revue et corrigee 1769. Twelve books published in four volumes. 14 by 9 cms. Vol. I, 315 pp. 8 eng. plates, Vol. II, 273 pp. 8 eng. copper plates, Vol. III, 304 pp. 8 eng. plates, Vol. IV, 297 pp. 8 eng. plates. Three vols each have a one page list of books published by this publisher. A pencilled owner's name, Christopher Haliday Sept. 1770. Bound in contemporary polished calf, five panelled spine, with raised bands, gilt ruling and volume number, no spine labels. some age wear and rubbing, internally tight bright and clean, delightful illustrations, Showing its 230 years relatively lightly, a nice little set. Le Sage, 1668-1747, wrote this novel between 1715-1735, and its first English edition was published in 1747. 125.00

6538. Lecky, W.E.H: A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century.

London: Longmans Green and Co. 1896. A set of five vols. Vol I, xvi+471pp. Vol II, xii+517pp. Vol. III,xiii+548pp. Vol. IV, xi+473pp. Vol V, xiii+560pp. A former library set. Old library stamps on ffeps. Vol. 1 has a modern professionally replaced matching spine. Some scattered foxing otherwise in good condition. This remains a most valuable book on this subject. 175.00

12288. Lever, Charles: The O'Donoghue; A Tale of Ireland Fifty Years Ago.

Dublin: William Curry, Jun. and Company. William S. Orr and Co London. Fraser and Co. Edinburgh 1845. The First edition in book form. xi+410 pp. with 26 illustrations by H.K. Browne, ( Phiz. ), marbled endpapers and foreedges. The book is in a contemporary polished calf binding, but the spine has been professionally replaced in matching calf with six panelled spine, raised bands, gilt decoration and a new spine label. The boards are decorated with a very old fashioned design of blind stamping and ruling, with triple gilt edgelines, and textured central panel more reminiscent of the early eighteenth rather than nineteenth century. Internally very clean and bright, no foxing on text or plates. First issued in shilling monthly parts this is a handsome copy. 165.00

18180. Macknight, Thomas: Ulster As It Is or Twenty-Eight Years Experience as an Irish Editor.

London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1896. In two volumes. Volume I, xii + 413 pp. Volume II, xi + 426 pp. The author covers the period 1866-1896, and was editor of the Liberal Belfast newspaper, The Northern Whig. Spines and boards of both volumes faded, and slight cockling to front board of Volume II. Slight browning to endpapers. The front endpapers of both volumes have the signature of Michael McLaverty, and record that he gave the two volumes to Jim Grant. Internally clean and tight. 35.00

14363. Macknight, Thomas: Ulster As It Is or Twenty-Eight Years Experience as an Irish Editor.

London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1896. In two volumes. Volume I, xii+413 pp. Volume II, xi+426 pp. The author covers the period 1866-1896, and was editor of the Liberal Belfast newspaper, The Northern Whig. Professionally rebound in burgundy cloth, new endpapers, the second volume bears a small stamp for Waterford Free Library and a reference number on the title page but there are no similar features on volume I. In very good condition, with only minor wear. 75.00

12819. Malthus, T.R.: An Essay on the Principle of Population or, a view of its past and present effects on Human Happiness; with an inquiry into our prospects respecting the future removal or mitigation of the evils which it occasions.

London: John Murray 1817. Vol 1 only of three vols. The fifth edition with important additions. xvi+496 pp. in polished calf boards with narrow gilt edge decoration. New polished leather spines, six panelled with raised bands, gilt lining and gilt panel motifs with two new spine labels. Internally tight and generally bright and clean except for the ffep, title page few pages which have some very old water staining, which is light on the text pages but worst on the ffep and title page. Bears the bookplate on the front pastedown of George K. Smith whose name is written at the top of the ffep. Otherwise in very good condition. 125.00

18522. Maxwell, Sir Herbert: The Creevy Papers A Selection from the Correspondence & Diaries of the late Thomas Creevy, M.P. Born 1768 - Died 1838.

London: John Murray, 1903. In two volumes. 21.5 x 14.5 cm. Volume 1, xxii + 342 pp, Volume II, xxii + 372. 18 portraits. Gold-blocked green boards, with gold-blocked leather title labels. No dustwrappers. Previous owners' names and initials on ffeps. A little spotting to frontispieces and tissue guards, otherwise in good condition. 30.00

17775. More, Francis & The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.: The British Almanac...for 1858, with Companion to the Almanac or Year-Book of General Information for 1858, and Vox Stellarum: or, a Loyal Almanack ...1858.

London: Company of Stationers, Charles Knight, 1858. Three items bound together. 96 + 256 + 60 pp. 17.5 x 11 cm. Handsomely bound in red morocco, with a gilt-lined border, five-panelled spine with raised bands, ornate gilt panels, a.e.g, and marbled endpapers. There is some slight edge rubbing to spine extremities and corners. Internally in crisp fresh condition. A lovely book, in very good condition. It is a very near match for the same Almanacs for 1851 which we have,as our item 17774. In this case the three items are bound with the Vox Stellarum at the rear rather than at the beginning as in the 1851 volume. 145.00

17774. More, Francis & The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.: Vox Stellarum: or, A Loyal Almanack... 1851, with The British Almanac... 1851, and The Companion to the Almanac or Year Book of General Information for 1851.

London: Company of Stationers, Charles Knight, 1851. Three items bound together. 60 + 96 + 264 pp. 17.5 x 11 cm. Handsomely bound in red morocco, with the Royal Crest, gilt, on both boards, within a decorative gilt border, five panelled spine with raised bands, ornate gilt panels and original spine label, a.e.g, and marbled endpapers. The front pastedown has the bookplate of the Marquis of Lansdowne. From the library of Louisa, daughter of Henry Pety Fitzmaurice 3rd Marquess Landsdowne. She married James Kenneth Howard, 1814-1882, the 4th son of Thomas Howard 16th Earl of Suffolk. There is some slight edge rubbing to joints and corners. Internally in crisp fresh condition. A lovely book from an important Library, in very good condition. 165.00

16039. Muller, John: A Treatise containing the Practical Part of Fortification in four parts.

London: printed for W Strahan and eight others, 1774. Third edition, corrected. xxiv+302 pp. 21 x 13 cm. First published in 1755, and again in 1764. The four sections are: The theory of walls, arches and timbers; The knowledge of the Materials, their properties, qualities and the manner of using them; The manner of tracing a Fortress on the ground; The method of building Aquatics as Stone Bridges, Harbours, Quays, Wharfs, Sluices and Acqueducts. Illustrated with twenty-eight copper plates. "For the use of the Royal Academy of Artillery in Woolwich." Bound in full calf with a six-panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining, and a modern black-and-gilt spine label. New endpapers, owner's signature on the title page, all plates folded and present, though some have a worn edge. A tight copy with some wear from use. There is an old ink inscription on the title page, "From Major Wilson to Lieut. Dubardieu", underneath which it has, "Captain Francis Dubardieu R.H.E." Francis Dubardieu's father, the Rev. John Dubardieu, was Rector of Annahilt, Co. Down, and the author of "A Statistical Survey of Co. Down" (1802) and "A Statistical Survey of Co Antrim (1812). His fourth son, Capt. Robert Rawdon Hastings Dubardieu, c.1784-1861, was serving as a Lieutenant (1823) and later, Captain (1836) in the Royal Hanoverian Engineers in Germany. On return to Ireland he was employed by the Newry Navigation Company. He later became County Surveyor for Sligo (1834-36) and Louth (1836-40). In Hanover he published a booklet "Vorschlage zur Verbesserung des Bruckenbauwesens im Konigreich Hannover und anderen Theilen Norddeutschlands". Stade 1823. (Propositions for the improvement of bridges in the Kingdom of Hanover and other parts of northern Germany.) In 1830 he published a translation of a German military treatise "Instructions for the choice, fortifying, occupation, defence and attack of military positions", London 1830. Ref. Dictionary of Irish Architects. This is a very interesting association copy. Scarce. 2000.00

12339. Myers, FWH: Essays Classical.

London: Macmillan & Co. Limited, 1911. First published 1883. 223 pp. 17.5 x 11.5 cm. Essays on Greek Oracles, Virgil and Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. Hardcover, rebound in half leather and textured cloth boards with five panelled spine with gilt lining and gilt panel devices, red and gold spine label, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. with an inscription on ffep, "W.A.N. MacGeough Bond from G.J. C. Eton July 1927". Also as a loose insert a letter which accompanied the book, from George J Chittes. MacGeough Bond was from the Irish family which owned Drumsill and The Argory, County Armagh. In very good condition. 150.00

12458. Parke, Gilbert: Letters and Correspondence, Public and Private, of The Right Honourable Henry St. John, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke; during the time he was Secretary of State to Queen Anne.

London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson 1798. with State Papers, Explanatory notes, and a Translation of the Foreign Letters &c. Three Volumes out of four. Vol. I, xiv+510pp. Vol. II, 628pp. Vol. III, 611pp. In contemporary speckled calf, six panelled spines with some gilt ruling, original title labels and new matching volume number labels, some wear to joints, the front pastedown has the bookplate for Thomas Philip earl de Grey Wrest Park. St John Henry 1st Visc. Bolingbroke, 1678-1751 was a freethinker and politician. A key figure in the Tory Party of Anne's Reign, he became Secretary of State in 1710. He opposed the Hanoverian succession and fled to France after 1715 to become the Old Pretender's Secretary of State. He returned home in 1723. These papers were saved by his Undersecretary and passed thereby into the possession of the Earl of Hardwicke. This was their first publication. This was the first and only edition. Unfortunately we do not have Vol. IV. 695.00

6499. Paul, Herbert: Queen Anne.

Paris: Edinburgh: New York: London: Goupil & Co. first edition 1906. No 236 of 800 copies printed. 34 by 26 cms. 202pp. illustrated with plates, all tissue guarded.Half leather, blue cloth boards, gilt devices and raised bands to spine, marbled endpapers. Professional restoration to spine. The book is in very good condition overall and a handsome copy. 50.00

16052. Pemberton, Henry: View of Isaac Newton's Philosophy.

London: Printed by S. Palmer, 1728. (50) + 407 pp. 29 x 23 cm. Engraved titlepage vignette, twelve unnumbered engraved folding plates, six engraved headpieces, five tailpieces, and six decorative engraved initials by J. Pine, after J. Grison. A large copy with wide margins. The boards have been professionally, but lightly, restored, the rear board having had some old shallow cuts made on it. Corners are a little tender. New front and rear endpapers. There is an old ink owner's inscription on the title page, "From the Rev. John Dubardieu to his son Capt. Dubardieu Rl Artillery" with, in a different hand, underneath "Frances Dubardieu decec. Royal Hanoverian Engineers". John Dubardieu was Rector of Annahilt, Co. Down, and the author of "A Statistical Survey of Co. Down" (1802) and "A Statistical Survey of Co Antrim (1812). His fourth son Capt. Robert Rawdon Hastings Dubardieu, c.1784-1861, was serving as a Captain in the Royal Hanoverian Engineers in Germany by 1836. On his return to Ireland he was employed by the Newry Navigation Company. He later became County Surveyor for Sligo (1834-36) and Louth (1836-40). (Ref. Dictionary of Irish Architects). The book was intended for the general, albeit intelligent, reader. It was the first book to be wholly printed in a Caslon Roman font. The elegant head- and tail-pieces depict scientific scenes. There is a lengthy and distinguished list of subscribers. Contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, and original spine label. 950.00

12811. Pluche,Noel, Antoine.: Nature Delineated being Philosophical Conversations wherein the Wonderful works of Providence in the animal, Vegetable and Mineral Creation are laid open; theSolar and Planetary System, and whatever is curious in Mathematicks explain'd.

London: Printed for James Hodges at the Looking-Glass on London Bridge 1740. The second edition with large additions. Volume III only out of four. 17 by 10.5 cms. (22) 370 (14) pp. with a frontispiece and 20 copper plate engravings, many folded, all in excellent, originally folded condition, the final plate has been bound in upside down, new endpapers, internally tight, bright and unmarked. Recently professionally rebound in half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with gilt lining, and a new black and gilt spine label, gilt decorative edging to leather on boards. Although only a single volume, a handsome book, with attractive plates in very good condition. Difficult to find complete. Pluche lived from 1688-1761. Translated from the French by John Kelly, D. Bellamy, and J. Sparrow. A very popular work of this period. 150.00

10049. Raffles, Lady Sophia: Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, particularly in the government of Java, 1811-1816, Bencoolen and its Dependencies 1817-1824.

London: James Duncan 37 Paternoster Row A new edition, in two volumes, 1835. with details of the commerce and resources of the eastern archipelago and selections from his correspondence. Vol. 1. xi+437 pp. Vol. II. vi+468 pp. with 5 illustrations, a Frontispiece portrait, a folded plate of Rafflesia Arnoldi, a facsimile letter, a folded map of Singapore Island, and a folding map of the Eastern Archipelago. half leather and marbled boards, five panelled spines with raised bands, Morroco labels, decorative gilt device on raised panels, gilt titles, and a small blind stamped motif, marbled boards and foreedges, boards are edge rubbed, some corners a little bumped, a little light foxing to the frontispiece portrait and its tissue guard, a previous owner has neatly inserted and pasted several newspaper cuttings from the Times, (1908-1919) related to Raffles and Singapore, on the ffeps of both volumes, one small cutting on the margin of one page in Vol.I, the ffep of Vol II has a few light pencil annotations. 750.00

11488. Robertson, William: The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V.

London: Printed for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies Ninth edition 1798. 14.5 by 9.5 cms. In Four Volumes. Vol. 1, xi+408 pp. Vol II, 334 pp. Vol. III, 414 pp. Vol. IV, 372 pp. with 12 full page engraved plates, including frontispieces. In a contemporary calf binding, with gilt ruling and a decorative blind stamped panel to boards, spines have been professionally replaced with modern calf to match, six panelled spine divided by gilt ruling gilt spine title, author and date, marbled endpapers, internally bright, clean and tight. A very nice set of a work first published in 1769. 195.00

10717. Robertson, William: The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V. with a View of the Progress of Society in Europe from the Subversion of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the Sixteenth Century.

London: W. Sreahan, T. Cadell and Edinburgh: J. Balfour A New edition 1782. In four volumes, Vol. I, xv+372 pp. frontispiece portrait of the author, Vol. II, 376 pp. frontispiece, Vol. III, 460 pp. frontispiece, Vol. IV, 335 pp.+index and frontispiece. Bears the bookplate of Henry Savage Yeames, a contemporary diplomat whose papers are in the Public Record Office London. Full polished calf, six panelled spine with original spine labels and highly decorative gilt design, some minor scuffing, edgewear, corners bumped, gilding has minor fading here and there but is otherwise in quite fresh condition given its age, some scattered foxing in vol III internally very bright, tight and clean, a handsome set of a classic text. 400.00

1901. Russell, Lady Rachel: Letters of Lady Rachel Russell.

London: 1809. Seventh Edition. clxxi + 351pp. Three engravings advertised but only two bound in, contemporary brown leather binding, some wear to boards, a few stains internally but otherwise good, prefixed by an introduction vindicating the character of Lord Russell against Sir John Dalrymple and the trial of Lord John Russell for high treason. First published in 1773. 48.00

12108. Sand, George: The Mosaic Workers A Tale. To which is added The Orco A Tradition.

London: H.G. Clarke and Co. 66 Old Bailey, 1844. The first English edition of this work. Translated from the French of George Sand by E. A. A. ( Elizabeth A. Ashurst. ) 13.5 x 9.5 cm. vii+190 pp. In contemporary polished calf, gilt ruling to boards and gilt decorative edge, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt ruling, gilt motif in panels and original spine label. Some edge rubbing and wear rubbing to spine hinges, a small gouge in the leather on the lower part of the rear board. Internally very bright and clean. The front paste down has the very handsome bookplate of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey, Wrest Park. The house is in Bedfordshire. Scarce. 250.00

2519. Scott, Sir Walter: Waverley Novels Pocket Edition.

Edinburgh: A. & C. Black c.1874. A set of thirteen volumes.Dark red half leather and marbled boards, marbled endpapers and foreedges. Six panelled spine with raised bands and extensive gilt tooling. Two spine labels, black with gilt lettering. The upper containing, Waverly Novels 1. - 2. through to 24 - 25. The bottom the novel titles, Waverley, Guy Mannering etc. Illustrated with frontispieces and other engravings. Some old minor scuffing and small damage to six spine labels. internally tight, bright, clean, no foxing. Illustrations also bright. Gilding unfaded, bright and clear. Owner's signature on the first volume to rear of half title. Although Scott is nowadays largely unread, this is a very handsome, bright set of his novels which would look splendid in a mahogany bookcase. Further details on request. 275.00

10745. Scott, Walter: Rokeby A Poem.

Edinburgh: John Ballantyne & Co. and London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Browne 1813. The eighth edition, 27 by 21 cms. 330+cxvi+3 pp. Recently professionally rebound in, mid-brown, half calf with marbled boards and endpapers, seven panelled spine with raised bands gilt lining and gilt decorative devices to panels, a narrow blindstamped pattern to calf. Internally very tight and bright, there are a few very light spots here and there and former owner's names, Wm. C. Sherrard, Catherine st. Limavady and William Dysart, Londonderry 1813 are found on several pages. The marbled foreedges are a bit faded, but this is overall a very handsome copy. Rokeby was first published in 1808 and was probably one of the less popular of his historical poems. 225.00

8391. Seebohm, Frederic: The Oxford Reformers John Colet, Erasmus, and Thomas More. Being a History of Their Fellow-Work.

London: Longmans Green and Co. The Second Edition (revised and enlarged) 1869. 22 by 14.5 cms xiv+551 pp. A full polished calf "prize binding" with six panelled spine, raised bands, tooled, gilt decorative spine panels, two gilt lines to front and rear boards, and gilt decorated board edges, front board bears tooled, gilt, coat of arms with the inscription, "The gift of the Haberdashers Company", marbled endpapers and edges, slight rubbing, slight foxing on prelims, otherwise internally very bright and fresh. Blank front prelim. has impressed seal of Monmouth Grammar School, and an inscription recording the book's award to Thomas L. Richards, signed by C. M. Roberts B.D. Headmaster, 1879. A handsome copy. 95.00

17772. Smiles, samuel: Life & Labour or Characteristics of Men of Industry Culture and Genius.

London: John Murray, 1887. xii + 474 pp. 18 x12 cm. Smiles' views on every aspect of a gentlemen's life. The book is unread. Fine full-leather binding. Decorative gilt border to boards, with gold-blocked crest of Blair Lodge School on the front board, with the gilt motto of the school on the rear board. Six-panelled spine with ornate gilt panels, and marbled foreedges and endpapers. School presentation inscription on ffep, to J.H. McConnell 1888. Minor wear to upper spine extremity, otherwise in very good condition. Blair Lodge School was at Polmont, near Falkirk. Opened 1843, it was one of Scotland's largest and most progressive boarding Schools. It closed around 1904, and is now the site of a Young Offenders Centre. 50.00

11496. Smith, Dr. William: A Smaller History of Rome from the earliest times to the establishment of the empire.

London: John Murray Twentieth edition 1879. 17 by 11 cms. xxvi+296 pp. illustrated by engravings on wood. half leather and textured cloth binding, five panelled spine with raised bandswith gilt rulings and small gilt motif, original spine label, marbled endpapers and fore edges. The front board has the crest of Maynooth College. Internally tight bright and clean, a very good copy. 25.00

12011. Sparke, Edward: Thysiasterion Vel Scintilla Altaris Primitive Devotion in the Feasts and Fasts of the Church of England

London: Printed by J. Redmayne, Jun. for T. Basset and J. Brome and are to be sold by J. Williams at the Crown in St. Pauls Churchyard 1682. The Seventh edition revised by the author. With additions upon the Three Grand Solemnities last annexed to the Liturgy: consisting of Prose, Poems, Prayers and Scriptures. (38) 640 (5) pp. page 641 is misnumbered as 433. The Appendix has a separate title page also dated 1682, with 40 engravings, no frontispiece portrait. Copac lists only one copy of this edition but gives the number of preliminary pages as 40 whereas this has 38 but no evidence of any missing page. Recently professionally rebound in calf, with blind stamped and gilt edged boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining and blind stamped panel centres, black and gilt spine labels, new marbled endpapers. 495.00

16599. Sullivan, A. M.: New Ireland.

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1877. Second edition. In two volumes. Volume 1, iv+410+24 pp. Volume II, 416 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Black- and gold-blocked dark-green boards. The boards are a little rubbed, and show some wear. The upper spine extremity of Voiume II is heavily rubbed with some damage. Overall a fair copy of an influential book. Sullivan was a leading Nationalist, and proprieter of The Nation from 1855-1874. His book, first published in 1877, reflects the more open-minded attitude he developed while living in London as MP for Louth, 1874-80, and Meath, 1880-82. Unpackaged weight 1,800g. 23.00

11930. Taylor, Charles Benjamin: May You Like it.

London: T. Boys second edition 1824. Author given as, "A Country Curate" on the title page. 386 pp. Frontispiece by R.Westall. folded music sheet. In contemporary polished calf, blind stamped, and gilt edge borders, five panelled spine with decorative blind stamping also with gilt, original red spine label with gilt title, marbled endpapers. Owner's signature on tile page and ffep with a couple of old childish doodles on ffep. Crawford of Crawfordsburn Co. Down. Some rubbing and wear to boards, gilt quite faded in places, internally tight and bright. Marbled endpaper at rear gone, otherwise very good. A rather charming little book. Contents include, A Sister's Love, The Holme Farm, Real Scenes in the Life of an Actress, The Quaker Girl, The Last Years of an Old Incumbent, A Tale of True Love, and Mary Hope, or an old Gentleman's Narrative. 35.00

12287. Thomas, Robert: The Modern Practice of Physic, exhibiting the Characters, Causes, Symtoms, Prognostic, Morbid Appearances, and Improved Method of Treating the Diseases of all Climates.

London: John Murray 1810. The Third Edition corrected and considerably enlarged. x+672 pp. includes a five page list of medical books published by J. Murray. In a contemporary polished tree calf binding to front and rear boards, with a modern leather spine, in six panels separated by gilt lining and with a modern spine label. The front pastedown bears a label "bound by J.P. King Andover", and there is an former owner's name, W. Gutch? on the top of the title page. Internally very tight, clean and bright. Pages 236-8 have details of, "the Catarral Fever known by the name of Influenza which prevailed so universally in this Kingdom in 1803, as well as in France, where it was called La-gripe...To young children and elderly people it proved very fatal indeed, but more particularly so to the latter." In very good condition. The diseases have been methodically arranged into classes and orders nearly conformable to the nosology of Dr. Cullen. 165.00

17348. Ulster Archaeological Society: Ulster Journal of Archaeology Volume 1 - Volume 16.

Belfast: Ulster Archaeology Society, 1894 -1910. 24 x 18.5 cm. Eight uniformly-bound volumes containing the first sixteen volumes of this revived Journal. The Ulster Journal of Archaeology was first published between 1853 and 1862, and then ensued a 32-year gap before its revival with Vol. I No. I, in September 1894. In quarter leather and green boards. Six-panelled spines with raised bands, gilt decoration, lining, and titling. Marbled endpapers. Each volume is illustrated and has plans, etc. Vol. I,II, 313+291 pp. Vol. III,IV, 294+270+45 pp. Vol. V,VI, 246+251 pp. Vol. VII,VIII, 208+202 pp. Vol. IX,X, 186+191 pp. Vol. XI,XII, 189+192 pp. Vol. XIII, XIV, 192+192 pp. Vol. XV,XVI, 188+152 pp. Showing slight shelfwear and edge-rubbing, but overall in very good condition. Probably bound for a previous owner in his personal library binding. 750.00

7068. Whiston, William. translator: The Works of Flavius Josephus in Three Volumes to which are added Three Dissertations, concerning Jesus Christ, John the Baptist, James the Just, God's command to Abraham, etc.

Oxford: D. A. Talboys for Thomas Tegg 1839. Three volumes, Vol I: 601 pp. frontispiece portrait, folding map, Vol II: 542 pp. Vol III: 665 pp. Contemporary polished calf binding, six panelled spine with slightly raised bands, original labels, extensive gilt tooling, including board edges, marbled endpapers and foreedges, Front paste downs have the bookplate, with crest of Walpole Spencer, and vol I has an inscription "Isabella Walpole given to her by a very affectionate & happy husband on the 10th Dec. 1840". Spines had some minor loss at top and bottom of vol II but all have been professionally restored presenting a handsome set. Minor foxing to a few endpapers otherwise tight, bright clean copies, a few pencil annotations generally to endpapers, otherwise very good. From the library of Spencer Horatio Walpole 1807-98, three times Home Secretary under the 14th Earl of Derby. He married Isabella Perceval in 1835. Their first son was the noted historian Spencer Walpole 1839-1907. 165.00

12418. Wills, James: Lives of Illustrious and Distinguished Irishmen from earliest times to the present period arranged in chronological order, and embodying a History of Ireland in the Lives of Irishmen.

Dublin: Macgregor, Poulson, and Company 1839-1847. 12 volumes complete, as issued, in two parts to a vol.. 496+454+472+472+476+478 pp. embellished by a series of highly finished portraits, selected from the most authentic sources, and engraved by eminent artists, all engraved plates present, hardback, in a sea-green cloth with blind stamped decoration to the front board and a decorative spine title gilt with a border of shamrocks and harp. Bearing the name and stamp of J. H. Purdon on ffep of most vols. These are all very tight bright copies, there is minor spotting to some of the engraved plates or tissue guards, and there is some minor difference to the tone of the cloth from being issued over the course of eight years. A handsome set. Individual copies turn up and we have two odds for sale but we rarely see a set as issued. 650.00

7943. Wills, James and Wills, Freeman.: The Irish Nation: Its History & its Biography.

Edinburgh, London, and Dublin, A. Fullarton & Co., 1871, 1873, 1875. Four volumes bound as three. Vol. I, v+684+328pp. Vol II, v. +pp.339-730+498. Vol III, pp. 499-730+viii+709. With 31 plates of which 5 are genealogical plates of the Fitzgeralds, Butlers, O'Neills and Fitzmaurices, the remainder being portraits. (All present.) Half leather, cloth covered beveled boards, all edges marbled (faded), banded spine in six compartments, original labels, some foxing to endpapers and prelims, a little light staining to first few pages vol III. Some professional restoration to spines. They are overall in very good condition, tight copies. Whilst there is historical narrative the cooks are biography focused, political, ecclesiastical, literary etc. 165.00

12848. Wright, Thomas: The History of Ireland from the Earliest Period of the Irish Annals, to the Present Time.

London: The London Printing and Publishing Company - Limited, 1854. Volumes 1 and 2 of three. vi +728 pp. and v + 663 pp. 28 x 19 cm. The frontispiece of volume 1 is a double-page steel-engraved map with outline hand-coloured, drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin, and illustrated by J. Marchant, the illustrations of the map engraved by J. Rapkin. The volumes themselves are "Illustrated with beautiful steel engravings, from original drawings, executed expressly for this work, by H. Warren, Esq., President of The New water Colour Society, London." Volume 1 has eighteen engravings, and volume 2 has twelve. Volume 2 takes the history of Ireland up to 1798. Green half leather and marbled boards, with original red spine labels, blocked gold. Six-compartment spine, with blind and gold-blocked decoration. Volume 1 has a previous owner's signature on the tissue guarding the illustrated half title, and a note on the back of the map that Oliver Madden was born 7th February 1940. Volume 2 has had a name clipped from the top margin of the contents page, and both volumes have Samual Weir's signature and the date 7 February 1869 on the title page. Both volumes are tight and clean, with the leather in very good condition, and the marbled paper showing some shelf wear. A very handsome part set. 95.00

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