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12944. : A Memorial of the American Patriots who fell at the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775.

Boston: Printed by Order of the City Council third edition 1890. with an account of the dedication of the Memorial Tablets on Winthrop Square Charlestown, June 17, 1889, and an appendix containing illustrative papers. 28 by 18 cms. 274 pp. illustrated, folded map, spine professionally relaid, a very good tight clean copy. £21.00


10440. "The Million": The Housewife. A Practical Magazine concerning everything in and about the home.

London: Offices of "The Million" Volume III - 1888. A bound volume, half leather and embossed cloth boards, 764 pp. illustrated, a little edge rubbing and scuffing otherwise in very good condition, internally very clean and bright. One advert has been snipped out on page 576, otherwise everything present. Articles aimed at a middle-class market on all subjects thought useful and interesting to women, particularly housewives. Clothes, marriage, housekeeping, cooking, children, education, hygene, needlework and hobbies, photography,servants, paying employment, gardening, domestic animals, shopping, dressmaking, sick rooms, etc. The clothes illustrations are useful and the extensive recipes pages seem to reflect an older mid-Victorian approach. A fascinating document of social history from a vanished world. £50.00


12569. Adam, Alexander: A Summary of Geography and History, both ancient and modern;

London: Printed for T. Cadell, and sixteen others Sixth edition corrected 1824. xi+727 pp. with thirteen folded engraved maps. Maps include, Orbis Veteribis Notus, Modern Europe, Italia Antiqua, Orbis Romanus, Graeciae Antiquae, Brittania Antiqua, Gallia Antiqua ex Aevi Romani, Asiae Minor, Palaestina, A new map of Asia drawn from the best authorities 1797, Aegyptus Antiqua, Africa 1797, Map of America with the latest discoveries 1797, maps are all properly folded, fresh, clean unmarked. Contemporary calf binding, five panelled spine with raised bands lettered and lined gilt, spine professionally restored. There is a little bookworm damage on pages 585-595 affecting text, there is a little spotting to a few pages of the index, the Europe map is handcoloured, there is a little nick on the top corner margin of a few pages. Internally tight and bright. £295.00


2151. Adams, JRR: Merchants in Plenty - Joseph Smyth's Belfast Directories of 1807 and 1808, with an Historical Introduction and Bibliography of Belfast Directories to 1900.

Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 1991 iv + 88pp 23 x 15cm. Four illustrations and map. Pictorial glazed card covers, in near-mint condition. £8.00


17990. Amanat, Abbas: Pivot of the Universe Nasir al-Din Shah and the Iranian Monarchy.

London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2008. xxii + 536 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Map. Genealogical tree of Qajar Ruling House. 7 figures. 33 plates. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. This major study of Nasir al-Din Shah is the first in English. £12.00


17985. Amanat, Mehrdad: Jewish Identities in Iran Resistance and Conversion to Islam and the Baha'i Faith.

London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2013. xi + 279 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. 19 plates. Map. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Slight crease to front cover, o/w in very good condition. A highly-original and well-researched book on the interactions between religious identities in Iran. £15.00


12178. Amory, Thomas C.: The Life of Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin Baronet His English and American Ancestors.

Boston: Cupples, Upham and Company, 1886. 24.5 x 15.5 cm. 141+24 pp. with tissue guarded frontispiece. The last 24 pp are the publisher's catalogue. Contains as an insert a handwritten four page letter dated 1965 re the book and issues relating to research on the family. Hardback, dark blue boards, spine professionally restored, internally tight, clean, barring a very few light pencil annotations. A very good copy of an extremely scarce book. £495.00


11921. Barrow, Rev. William: An Essay on Education in which are particularly considered the Merits and the Defects of the Discipline and Instruction in our Academies.

London: Printed for P. and C. Rivington 1802. The first edition. In Two Volumes. 17.5 by 10.5 cms. Vol. I, xx+314 pp. Vol. II, iv+333 pp. In contemporary calf, seven panelled spine, panels separated by gilt lines, red and gilt title labels, yellow and gilt volume labels. Boards rubbed and rather worn, a little scuffing, the bottom right front gutter of vol I has a loss of calf along the joint and vol II has a very small hole in the calf at the top of the vol. label. internally tight, some browning to pages, otherwise good. Written in a very readable style, chapters include, On the importance and neccessity of a right education, On the prejudices of education, On the discipline and instruction of infants, On the comparative advantages of a publick and private education, On the choice of a School, On the study of the classics, On writing, arithmetick, and the Mathematicks, On the Art of Teaching, On compulsion and correction, On the virtues and vices of boys, On Ornamental Accomplishments, On the effects of the late Revolution in France upon publick opinions and manners in this Kingdom, amongst others. Barrow was an experienced teacher, and later Archdeacon of Nottingham. This edition was reprinted in 1804 with significant additions. Barrow wanted to improve the social and financial status of teachers, and proposed an official licensing system. An important contributor to educational theory. £200.00


16790. Barrow, Rev. William: An Essay on Education; in which are considered the Merits and the Defects of the Discipline and Instruction in our Academies.

London: Printed for F. & C. Rivington, 1804. The Second Edition corrected and enlarged. 17.5 x 10.5 cm. In two volumes. Volume I, xxiv+342 pp. Volume II, iv+412 pp. Professionally rebound in gold-blocked brown boards, with gold-blocked black spine labels. Both volumes are in very good condition. A very handsome set. £200.00


17987. Bayat, Mangol: Mysticism and Dissent Socioreligious Thought in Qajar Iran.

Syracruse: Syracruse University Press, 1982. xvii + 228 pp. 23.5 x 16 cm. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked gold boards, in very good condition, in a good dustwrapper. £12.00


12556. Beauclerk, William Nelthorpe: Rural Italy An Account of the Present Agricultural Condition of the Kingdom.

London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1888. 255 pp. folding map, hardback, gilt Royal crest on front board. From the Parliamentary Library of Northern Ireland with their bookplate on the front pastedown and some foreedge stamps, showing a bit of wear and rubbing. Spine extremities have been restored and spine professionally relaid, otherwise fair/good He divides Italy into twelve regions which are discussed in turn. Not common. £30.00


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


6647. Belfast Free Library Special Collections Committee: The Williamson Family Papers Volume 1 The College Years 1844-1852.

Rockport Maine: Picton Press April 2003. 116 pp. paperback, in very good condition. Family papers from a family in Belfast Maine. £10.00


17445. Benenson, Peter: Gangrene.

London: John Calder (Publishers) Limited, 1959. First edition. 157 pp. 20.5 x 13.5 cm. A shocking exposure on how the police and security forces of Great Britain and France have systematically made use of torture and violence to extract information and to humiliate political prisoners. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Previous owner's name neatly written inside front cover. Worn, but intact. £10.00


14411. Benham, Rev. W. editor: The Lives of The Popes from the time of our Saviour Jesus Christ to the Accession of Gregory VII.

London: Griffith Farran Okeden and Welsh n.d. The Ancient and Modern Library of Theological Literature. xxiii+288+16 pp. light orange boards, top spine extremity a bit worn, a little dusty, otherwise fair. Written originally in Latin by B.Platina Native of Cremona. £12.00


8544. Black, Charles E. Drummond: The Marquess of Dufferin and Ava K.P., G.C.B., C.C.S.I., G.C.M.G., G.C.I.E., P.C. Diplomist, Viceroy, Statesman.

London: Hutchinson & Co. 2nd edition 1903. xiii+409 pp. illustrated, spine and rear board a little sun faded, front board has the gilt coat of arms of the Marquess, and above it the gilt creast of Victoria College Belfast. probably a school prize. £40.00


12742. Blakey, Robert: The History of Political Literature From the Earliest Times.

London: Richard Bentley, 1855. In two volumes. Vol. I. xxxii+501pp. Vol. II. 455pp. half leather and cloth boards, marbled endpapers and foreedges, some blindstamping and gilt lining to spines, new spine labels. Vol. II spine has been professionally restored, minor edge rubbing on Vol II, overall in good condition. Blakey was Professor of logic and Metaphysics at Queens College Belfast, precursor of the University. £150.00


11868. Bolton, Geoffrey: The Oxford History of Australia Volume 5, 1942-1988.

Melbourne: Oxford University Press 1990. xiv+334 pp. hardback, in a very good dustwrapper, in very good condition, almost as new. This book links political, economic, and social history and looks at the lives of many individuals, both famous and otherwise. £30.00


17455. Bossuet, James Benign: The History of the Variations of the Protestant Churches Part 2 Volume 2.

Antwerp: 1742. (i) + 493 + (xxxii) + (i) pp. Title page + Books X to XIV (1558 - 1718), XV (The Creed), and Appendix + Index + Errata. 20.5 x 12.5 cm. Gold-lined contemporary polished calf. Gold-blocked replacement spine label. The removal of a name from the title page has left two small holes, otherwise this is a good tight copy, with some wear to the spine extremities and some splitting to front hinge.. £70.00


11822. Brabant, Arthur Baring: The Rival Powers in Central Asia or the Struggle Between England and Russia in the East.

Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co. Publishers to the India Office 1893. Translated from the German of Josef Popowski and edited by Charles E.D. Black late in charge of the Geographical Business of the India Office. xxii+235 pp. the coloured map of the n.w. frontier is not present. hardback bearing the bookplate of the Parliamentary Library of Northern Ireland, foreedge stamp, spine faded, with some wear and fraying to spine extremities. internally clean, tight. A scarce title which is often missing the map, as here alas. Contents include, Russia's advance in Asia, Russia aspires to the possession of India, can England arrest Russia's advance in Asia? Strategical Relations of the two States, England's value to the Central European Coalition. ( Plus ca change it seems! ) £55.00


16945. British Association for the Advancement of Science.: Report of the Ninety-Sixth Meeting Glasgow 1928.

London: Office of the British Association, 1929. First edition. lxvii + 704 + 4 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Acquisition of Down House - Darwin's home - by the Association. Twenty papers include 'Influence of Engineering on Civilization', 'The Archaeology of Scotland', and 'On inbreeding in Jersey cattle'. Gold-blocked embossed orange boards. Damp stain to bottom of rear board. Neat signature of JM Reid on ffep, and Bookplate of D.D.A. Simpson, late Professor of Archaeology, Queen's University, Belfast. £35.00


8417. Bryant, A.: King Charles II.

London: Longmans Green and Co., July 1949. x+448 pp. illustrated, plan of Whitehall palace. Bound in half leather and cloth. Dark blue morocco, six panelled spine with raised bands gilt line edges, gilt device of hat and gloves on each panel, title label, gilt on red morocco, below bottom panel the gilt date 1949, marbled endpapers, top edge marbled, owners bookplate on front pastedown, cloth a little marked and stained, leather in very good condition. A nice binding of the standard published book. £40.00


336. Buchanan, George: The History of Scotland from the earliest Accounts of that Nation to the Reign of King James VI

Glasgow: 7th ed. 1799. Translated from the Latin of George Buchanan. To which is annexed, A Genealogy of all the Kings from Fergus 1 to James Vi. Revised and Corrected from the original by Mr Bond. In two volumes. Vol 1 - 417pp. frontispiece portrait of the author, and Vol 2 - 502, in a contemporary calf binding with original spine labels, boards worn and rubbed, spine extremities worn with edge loss to vol. 1, joints cracking but holding. internally quite good for the age. Buchanan, 1506-1582 was tutor to James VI. A classic sixteenth century account of Scottish history from Fergus in 330 BCE, to James VI / James I. £135.00


12009. Bugistre-Belleysan: Les Intrigues Moscovites en Turquie La Verite sur les Massacres de Bulgarie.

Budapest: en commission chez Frederic Killian Deuxieme edition 1877. xv+332 pp. Half leather and cloth boards, marbled fore edges and endpapers. A very good tight clean copy.The author also wrote, "Le Macchiavelisme de la Diplomatie Russe." The Bulgarian April uprising took place in Apr. May 1876 and was suppressed with some savagery by the Ottoman army. The Russo-Turkish war of 1877-78 followed leading to the independence of Bulgaria. The author was unsympathetic to PanSlavism in the Balkans and more sympathetic to the Turks than Prime Minister Gladstone. £275.00


17270. Bumgardner, Georgia B.: American Broadsides Sixty Facsimiles dated 1680 to 1800 reproduced from originals in the American Antiquarian Society.

Barre, Massachusetts: Imprint Society, 1971. Unpaginated, (10+120+4 pp.). 36.5 x 26.5 cm. One of 1950 copies. There is an introduction, followed by the 60 facsimiles - most single page, but a few double-page spreads, or folding, and then a list of the facsimiles. Gold-blocked tan boards with a blue binding strip, in a matching slipcase with a mounted printed label. Slight wear to the gold lines bordering the binding strip, otherwise in very good condition. Unpackaged weight 2,000g. £25.00


10123. Burke, E. and Dodsley R: The Annual Register: or A View of the History, Politicks, and Literature for the Year 1764 A New Edition Corrected.

London: Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall 1779. 21 by 13 cms. 248 pp. professionally recased in new burgundy boards, with six panelled spine separated with gilt lining, new black morocco spine labels, new endpapers, title page and first few pages along with index pages, have been professionally strengthened.a few small marginal holes but internally tight, clean bright. The register was started by Edmund Burke with Robert Dodsley in 1758 and Burke was the main writer for the first several years. £95.00


11920. Burke, Edmund: Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in certain Societies in London relative to that event. In a letter intended to have been sent to a Gentleman in Paris.

Dublin: Printed for W. Watson, R. Cross, E. Lynch, W. Wilson and 23 others 1790. 356 pp. published in a contemporary polished calf binding. Six panelled spine separated by gilt lines and panels with gilt decorative panels and gilt title, boards are worn and a bit scuffed with some loss of polished surface to bottom front and rear boards. Internally clean, tight, bright, a previous owner has inscribed a poem by George Canning on the ffep which has left an impression on the reverse of this page. This is the first Dublin printing, it was published again in Dublin in 1791. £250.00


14861. Burke, Sir Bernard, Ulster King of Arms: The Romance of the Aristocracy: or, Anecdotes and Records of Distinguished Families.

London: Hurst and Blackett, 1855. New and Revised Edition. Volumes 1 and 3 only, of 3. Volume 1 iv + 387 + 24 pp. Volume 3 iv + 348 pp. 20 x 13 cm. 41 + 39 essays on the exploits of the aristocracy, disputed titles, duels, outlaws, Beckford and Fonthill, decadence, wills, apparitions, escapes, sieges, and deaths, not forgetting the Earl of Selkirk and Paul Jones. Original elaborate blind-stamped red boards, with professionall replaced endpapers and gold-blocked spines. Great read, in very good condition. £45.00


13111. Bussey, George Moir: History of Napoleon.

London: Joseph Thomas Finch Lane Cornhill 1840. In two volumes. 27.5 by 18 cms. Vol. I. lxxii+576 pp. Vol. II. vi+634 pp. illustrated by Horace Vernet. In dark brown boards, blindstamped with gilt title and decoration to spine and gilt decorated "N" to front boards, spines professionally restored, some foxing, tight copies, in fair condition overall. Inscription on ffep reads, "Maxwell Close from his sincere friends Cecil L. Peel, H.M. Bosanquet on his leaving Eton Sept. 27th 1845." Close, 25.6.1827-25.1.1903, was an Irish Conservative Politician, eldest son of Colonel Maxwell Close of Drumbanagher House, and his wife Anna Elizabeth Brownlow sister of Charles Brownlow 1st Baron Lurgan. Educated at Eton and ChristChurch Oxford. J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant of Armagh, High Sheriff Armagh 1854, MP for Armagh 1857-1864 and 1874-1885. This book must have come from Drumbanagher House, Armagh, now demolished. £165.00


4781. Butler, Josephine E., editor: Woman's Work and Woman's Culture - A Series of Essays.

London: MacMillan and Co, 1869 lxiv + 367 pp, 23 x 14.5 cm. Good tight copy, with occasional slight foxing, spine restored, and new endpapers. Contributers include Frances Power Cobbe, Jessie Boucherett, Rev G Butler, Sophia Jex-Blake, James Stuart, Charles H Pearson, Herbert N Mozley, Julia Wedgwood, Elizabeth C Wolstenholme, and John Boyd-Kinnear: a nineteenth-century galaxy of people who were concerned about women's rights. Rare. £950.00


12559. Calamy, Edmund: An Account of the Ministers, Lecturers, Masters and Fellows of Colleges and Schoolmasters, who were Ejected or Silenced after the Restoration in 1660.

London: Printed for J. Lawrence, in the Poultry; and four others 1713. By or before the Act for Uniformity. design'd for the preserving to posterity, the memory of their names, characters, writings and sufferings. Volume II of two vols. 19.5 by 12 cms. xxxii+864 pp. in contemporary calf with a modest blind stamped pattern to boards, six panelled spine with raised bands and a modern spine label black, lettered gold. The ffep has the names Thom Macquay 1716, and John Weir, Sarah Weir and William Weir Stewarts Town. We assume this to be Stewartstown Co. Tyrone. Edmund Calamy, 1671-1732 was grandson of the famous Edmund Calamy the Elder. His fame rests not on his sermons but on his Nonconformist biographies. He wrote an abridgement of Richard Baxter's Narrative of his life and times and continued it up to 1691 with a chapter on Ministers ejected in 1662. This was published in 1702. The second edition of his Abridgement of Baxter's History was split into two vols. Vol II is an expansion of chaper ix of the 1702 edition of these Ministers. It is a monumental work, giving biographies and the literary works of these men. It is arranged by London and then each English county. It can stand alone from Vol I. The binding shows wear but has been professionally restored and is a sound tight copy and is internally clean and unmarked. A scarce volume. £550.00


7791. Camrose, Lord: London Newspapers Their Owners and Controllers.

London: Daily Telegraph and Morning Post 1939. Pamphlet24 by 15 cms.19 pp. illustrated, blue card covers, in good condition. The re-publication of an article from the Daily Telegraph 13th June 1939 celebrating their three quarters of a million sales.. £5.00


9077. Carnarvon, Stobart Henry John George The Earl of: Portugal and Galicia, with a review of the Social and Political State of the Basque Provinces; and a few remarks on Recent Events in Spain. to which is now subjoined A Reply to the Policy of England Towards Spain.

London: John Murray Second Edition 1837. Volume II only of two volumes. iv+452 pp. half leather and marbled boards. six panelled spine with raised bands gilt decorative panels and two original labels, marbled foreedges, boards worn, scuffed and rubbed, a split in the top third of spine is starting up. Internally tight, bright and clean. If an odd vol I could be located this would make a good subject for rebinding. £150.00


18236. Carson, Jane: Patrick Henry, Prophet of the Revolution.

Williamsburg: The Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission,1979. 69 pp. 25.5 x 17 cm. 7 illustrations. Bibliography. Pictorial matt card covers. In good condition. £12.00


17888. Chapot, Victor: The Roman World.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1928. The History of Civilization. xix + 435 +16 pp. 24 x 16 cm. 12 maps. 2 plates. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked black boards. No dw. Some shelfwear, and an old library label on the rear pastedown. Bookplate of D.D.A. Simpson, late Professor of Archaeology, Queen's University, Belfast. A fair/good copy. £15.00


2595. Chirol, Sir Valentine: The Egyptian Problem.

London: Macmillan and Co. 1921. xii+331pp. internally good but a little wear to spine. The book covers the situation after the Great War, the rise of the Egyptian Nationalist movement, and the Milner Commission. The core issues being between greater self government within the British Empire or future self government. £20.00


12016. Chodzko, Leonard redacteur en chef: La Pologne, Historique, Literaire, Monumentale et Illustre.

Paris: Bureau Central Deuxieme Edition 1842. Scenes historiques, monuments, medailles, costumes, armes, portraits, esquisses biographiques, epheremides, sites pittoresques, chateaux, curiosites naturelles, pienture de moeurs, coutumes, ceremonies civiles, militaire et religieuses, danses contes, legendes, traditions populaires, impressions de voyages, geographie, statistique, commerce, litterature, poesie, beaux-arts, theatre, musique. 29 by 20 pp. 472 pp. illustrated, with 44 engravings, plans, maps including a folding map of the states of the Polish Republic. One portrait plate not present with no sign of having been bound in. Half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands and decorative gilt panels, spine professionally relaid, very small loss at top of spine made good, marbled endpapers, a few brown spots here and there but overall a very good tight copy. Text of course in French. A heavy book extra postage needed. £250.00


14324. Church, Alfred J.: Early Britain.

London: T. Fisher Unwin 1891. 20 by 14 cms. bound in polished calf, thin gilt border to boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt decorative panels, and original spine label, marbled endpapers and foreedges. One of The Story of the Nations Series. The leather boards are rubbed, worn and a bit scuffed, spine extremities rubbed and label damaged. Fair only copy. £23.00


13013. Clarendon, Edward, Earl of: The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England begun in the year 1641 With the precedent Passages and Actions, that contributed thereunto, and the happy End, and Conclusion thereof by the King's blessed Restoration, and Return......

Dublin: Printed for John Hyde and Robert Owen Booksellers, 1719. 32 by 20.5 cms. Volume III only of this three vol. edition. 6+445+33 pp. with an engraved frontispiece portrait, decorated capitals a decorative headpiece, tailpiece etc. Bound in contemporary calf, six panelled spine with raised bands and original label, blindstamped decorative panels to boards. The spine has been professionally relaid, with restored spine extremities. Internally the book is tight and clean and carries its 292 years very well. This is an odd volume from the first Dublin printing. £195.00


17997. Clarendon, Edward, Earl of: The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England to which is added An Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland, 8 vols, and also The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon, ... in which is included A Continuation of His History, a further 3 vols.

Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1826. A New Edition, Exhibiting A Faithful Collation of the Original MS., With All The Suppressed Passages; also The Unpublished Notes of Bishop Warburton. Averaging 500 - 600 pages per volume. 22.5 x 14 cm. A library re-binding. Gold-blocked green boards. Marbled edges. Ex library, bookplates removed from front pastedowns, some marks to lower spines, and occasional, faint, foxing. There is staining to pages 222/ 223 of the tenth volume, where an original gold-blocked title label survives. No inscriptions or annotations noted. The eleven volumes show no sign of having been read. Unpackaged weight 9,300g. £150.00


7725. Clark, Thomas D, introduction: Travels Through Kentucky History.

Louisville, Data Courier Inc, 1976. 120pp, 26 x 18.5 cm. A superb State history, well illustrated. Glazed pictorial boards, neat inscription on front free endpaper, o/w good condition. £12.00


7544. Cole, A.O.C. and Cole, Jean Murray, editors: Kawartha Heritage Proceedings of the Kawartha Conference 1981.

Ontario: 1981. 198 pp. illustrated, paperback. Articles on this district of Ontario centre on, Native People, the Waterway, Early Personalities, Literary Pioneers, Peterborough Settlers, Demonstrations and Symposia. Useful material on Irish settlers. £10.00


9938. Cole, GDH: Banks and Credit.

London; The Society for Socialist Inquiry and Propaganda, c1945. Society for Socialist Inquiry and Propaganda, Study Guides No 3. 8 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Card covers, front printed red and black, on white. Five Sections, with Questions for Discussion, and Bibliography. £12.00


9940. Cole, GDH: National Government and Inflation.

London; The Society for Socialist Inquiry and Propaganda, c1945. Society for Socialist Inquiry and Propaganda, Pamphlets No 6. "Six Little Talks on Politics". 18 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Card covers, front printed red and black, on white. Five Sections, in the form of Questions and Answers. £12.00


9937. Cole, GDH: The Bank of England.

London; The Society for Socialist Inquiry and Propaganda, c1945. Society for Socialist Inquiry and Propaganda, Study Guides No 2. 8 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Card covers, front printed red and black, on white. Eight Sections, with Questions for Discussion, and Bibliography. £12.00


9936. Cole, GDH: The Gold Standard.

London; The Society for Socialist Inquiry and Propaganda, c1945. Society for Socialist Inquiry and Propaganda, Study Guides No 1. 8 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Card covers, front printed red and black, on white. Eight Sections, with Questions for Discussion, and Bibliography. £12.00


9939. Cole, GDH: The Socialisation of Banking.

London; The Society for Socialist Inquiry and Propaganda, c1945. Society for Socialist Inquiry and Propaganda, Study Guides No 4. 8 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Card covers, front printed red and black, on white. Nine Sections, with Questions for Discussion, and Bibliography. Slight browning of front cover. £12.00


8455. Comite Special du Katanga: Comite Special du Katanga 1910-1950.

Bruxelles: Editions L. Cuypers, Juin 1950. Limited edition of 285 copies, in textured velum, blocked gold and blue. 327 pp. 32 x 24.5 cm. Profusely illustrated, with coloured frontispiece and maps. In very good condition. The CSK was established in 1900 to develop this mineral-rich region within the Belgian colonial holdings in the Congo. This is a very well illustrated study of the company's role in Katanga published ten years before independence from Belgium. The region is now called Shaba. Text en Francais. £45.00


12617. Condorcet, Jean Antoine de Caritat Marquis de: Vie De M. Turgot.

Londres. 1786. 246 pp. professionally recased in new half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with gilt ruling, and a black and gilt spine label, new endpapers. The title page is a little dusty with a light stain affecting part of it and the advertissement page following, otherwise a tight clean copy in very good condition handsomely rebound. Turgot, 1727-1781 was born into an old Normandy family, became Comptroller of Finance under Louis XVI, and as a member of Physiocratic circles, introduced significant reforms, but fell foul of vested interests. His work on economic theory was an anticipation of Adam Smith. The author, in this work, was one of the earliest to attempt to apply mathematical principles to economics. This is one of the two contemporary works on the life of this important French Economist and Statesman. £220.00


8547. Cooke's Explosives Limited: Industrial Explosives A brief outline of the History of Explosives in general, with particular reference to their manufacture in the factories of Cooke's Explosives Limited, and The Miners Safety Explosive Co. at Penrhyndeudraeth North Wales.

London: Cooke's Explosives Limited, n.d. c.1922/24. 25.5 by 19 cms. 53 pp. illustrated, bottom corner bumped otherwise very good. The book is very well illustrated and deals with all aspects of explosives manufacture here. Gun Cotton was made here from 1872. Cookes Explosives took over the site in 1922, though their offices and distribution depot was in Co. Durham. They had their own ship, the, "Florence Cooke". They were later taken over by Nobel and in 1958 by ICI. The Miners Safety Explosives Co. was started in 1888 by Sir George Elliot Bart. Son of a miner he was one of the great self-made men, and his portrait forms the frontispiece of the book. Though he died in 1893 he is referred to as "the late George Elliot," suggesting that older material may have been incorporated in the text. The people photographed were all probably local which adds to its interest. A scarce item. Copac only lists one copy at Imperial College. £85.00


11610. Cornwallis, Caroline Frances. ( A Pariah ) and Barlow, Rev. John.: Philosophical Theories and Philosophical Experience: and others.

London: William Pickering second edition 1843/1845/1846. Small Books on Great Subjects, edited by a few well-wishers to Knowledge. viii+91+ix+112+iv+68+ 90 pp. Apart from this title by Cornwallis this book includes, Barlow, The Connection between Physiology and Intellectual Philosophy, second edition enlarged 1846, Barlow, On Man's Power over Himself to Prevent or Control Insanity 1843, and Cornwallis, An Introduction to Practical Organic Chemistry with reference to the works of Davy, Brande, Liebig, etc 1843. The Barlow works were Friday evening Lectures to the Royal Institution of Great Britain. These were published as Small Books but are sometimes bound together. Half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands and complex decorative gilt panels, original spine label with title Small Books. marbled fore edges, minor rubbing and edgewear otherwise in very good condition,internally very tight and clean. Barlow was a friend of Caroline Norton, 1808-77, an Irish reformer, grand daughter of Sheridan, who campaigned for improvements in the laws of marriage and divorce. Barlow's lecture "On Man's Power," is critical of men not recognising women's often greater intelligence, poor education and mistreatment. Caroline Frances Cornwallis, 1786-1856 was an author and feminist. She wrote on,"The Capabilities and Disabilities of Women," and on Ragged Schools. Four works by two people involved in and supportive of women's rights. £165.00


12965. Cowen, Joseph, Esq., M.P.: Speeches on Public Questions and Political Policy, Delivered during the Parliamentary Contest occasioned by the death of Sir Joseph Cowen, With an Additional Speech on the Subject of Mr Gladstone's Manifesto.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Published under the Auspices of the Northern Reform League, by Robert Stapleton, 1874 vi+159+3 pp. 19 x 13 cm. The Northern Reform League was a Liberal Party society of c.57,000 members, pressing for electoral reform, universal suffrage, triennial Parliaments, payment of members, a better apportionement of representitives to population, an extension of the time for polling and the payment of election expenses by ratepayers. 140 years on and we are stll arguing for some of these, plus ca change, plus cest la meme chose! Gold-blocked and blind-stamped faded purple boards, new cloth spine, with gilt title on the front board, owner's signature on ffep. A few pages lightly fingered, otherwise tight and clean. £42.50


2903. Cowley, Robert. editor: More What If? Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been.

London: Macmillan 2001. xvii+427 pp. illustrated, hardback, d.w. almost as new. Leading historians postulate on what have been, entertaining and often provocative thoughts, such as what might have been if the Chinese had settled North America 500 years before Columbus or if Pilate had pardoned Jesus. £10.00


1810. Cromer, Earl of: Modern Egypt.

London: Macmillan & Co.1908. Two volumes Vol 1, xviii+594pp. Vol 2, xiv+602pp. map, v.g. £65.00


12248. Cummings, D.C.: History of the United Society of Boiler Makers and Iron and Steel Ship Builders Society from August 1834 to August 1904.

Newcastle-on-Tyne R. Robinson & Co Ltd 1905. With a brief sketch of the life and work of its leading officials; Comparisons between Boilermaking, Shipbuilding and Bridgebuilding in the early days of its history and of modern times; and, Interesting Arbitration Awards and Agreements. 25 by 19 cms. 217pp. illustrated, dark green bevelled boards, with a large gilt vignette of boilers, trains, ships, and a river bridge, with gilt title. Rear endpaper removed otherwise in very good condition. An excellent comprehensive history. £23.00


10196. Daily Mail: Daily Mail Churchill Centenary 1874-1974. The Greatest Man in Living Memory.

London: Daily Mail 1974. Daily Mail publication. 31 by 23 cms. 64 pp. illustrated, in good condition, published on the 100th anniversary of his birth. WITH the Sunday Mirror Jan. 31, 1965 Churchill's Funeral, tabloid newspaper 40pp. illus. folded, good: Sunday Express Jan. 31, 1965 Churchill Special issue broadsheet newspaper, 32 pp. illus. folded v.g.: Daily Telegraph Obituary Supplement, tabloid size 16pp. illus. with separately Andre Maurois' tribute, fair: Supplement to the Radio Times Jan 28th Funeral Arrangements, good. SIX CHURCHILL ITEMS. £20.00


17900. Dalrymple, Sir John, Bart: Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland from the Dissolution of the last Parliament of Charles II until the Sea-battle off La Hogue.

London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, Edinburgh: A. Kinkaid, J. Bell, and J. Balfour 2nd edition 1771. viii + (8) + 509 pp. 27 x 21 cm. Containing Part 1, viii Books, and Part II, vii books, continuously paginated. In its original calf binding, and six-panelled spine with raised bands, but the front board is detached, although present. The text block is in good condition. The title page is signed with the name of a former owner, "Edward Hawke Locker, 1807". Locker was the youngest son of the Napoleonic-era naval captain William Locker who had Horatio Nelson under his command for fifteen months. Edward entered the navy pay office as a clerk on 1 June 1795, and served in its India Department and the Board of Naval Enquiry before becoming a prize agent, and Edward Pellew's civil secretary during his East Indies, North Sea and Mediterranean commands, from 1804 to 1814. In July 1802 he accompanied the French balloonist André-Jacques Garnerin on his second English ascent. He also spent time in Spain in 1813 during the Peninsular War, alongside Lord John Russell, bringing despatches to Wellington, and visiting Napoleon in May 1814, during his Elba exile. Edward Hawke Locker edited Nelson's despatches and letters, and wrote various books including "The Memoirs of Several Naval Commanders". In 1815 Locker married Eleanor Mary Elizabeth Boucher, whose father, the Revd Jonathan Boucher, had once been a friend of George Washington. Their children included the poet Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821–1895) and the novelist-journalist Arthur Locker (1828–1893), later the editor of The Graphic. The couple lived at Windsor (1815–19) then at Greenwich (1819 onwards). He was appointed Secretary (1819) and then Civil Commissioner (1824) to the Royal Naval Hospital. He worked to improve the Hospital's estates, adding new roads by John Macadam in the Northumbrian coal mines the Hospital owned, and in 1824 carrying forward his father's plans for a Naval Gallery in the Hospital's Painted Hall, with a gift of 31 paintings from George IV (the nucleus of the later National Maritime Museum). He joined Lord John Russell again as one of the founder members of the Athenaeum Club, however a mental breakdown in 1844 forced him to retire from running the Hospital, and he retired to Iver, where he died five years later. An interesting association copy. £95.00


14259. Davenport, R. A.: The History of the Bastile and of its Principal Captives.

London: Thomas Tegg 1839. 16 by 11 cms. xi+464 pp. plan, frontispiece plate, dark green blind stamped boards with gilt spine titling, old water stain affecting the corner of the plate otherwise in good condition. £35.00


17290. Dennett, R. E.: Notes on the Folklore of the Fjort (French Congo)

London: Published for the Folk-Lore Society, 1898. Publications of the Folk-Lore Society XLI. xxxii+169+xii+15 pp. 22.5 x 15 cm. Introduction by Mary Kingsley. Five plates. Brown boards with black lining and gilt titling. Small embossed library stamp on the title page, and old corner crease on the ffep, otherwise in very good condition. £100.00


12612. Doyle, A. Conan: The Great Boer War A Two Year's Record, 1899-1901.

London: Smith, Elder, & Co, 1901. New Edition being the fourteenth Impression completed to the 11th October 1901 the second anniversary of the declaration of war. xii+680 pp. with four folding maps, the sketch map of southern Africa not present. Half leather and marbled boards, rubbing and some wear to boards, light fingering to prelims otherwise in fair/good condition. £55.00


8546. Dufferin and Ava,The Dowager Marshioness of: My Russian and Turkish Journals.

London: John Murray ist ed 1916. vi+350 pp.illustrated, blue boards a bit rubbed and worn, ffep removed, a fair copy only. £30.00


13510. Dunaway, Wayland F.: The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania.

Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 1985. first published in 1944. 273 pp. hardback, no dustwrapper, in very good condition. £25.00


6637. Durning-Lawrence, Lady: Notes and Illustrations concerning the Family History of James Smith of Coventry (b. 1731- d 1794) and his descendants with tables of pedigrees.

West Norwood: Truslove & Bray, Privately Printed 1912. xii+131 +17 tables of pedigrees some folded. With 26 plates most portraits of various members of the family. The family was associated with Coventry and Manchester. It is unusual to have such a comprehensive record of an essentially bourgeois family published in book form. The eldest son of James Smith married and lived in Philadelphia. Another member helped to found the Manchester Guardian newspaper. One was a Director of the London and Birmingham Railway. The rear board has cockled a bit otherwise the book is in very good condition. £25.00


13864. Eliot, Sir Charles: Turkey in Europe.

London: Edward Arnold Publisher to the India Office new edition (2nd.) 1908. vii+445 pp. two coloured folded maps, hardback, a little scattered light spotting, some wear to spine extremities, now restored, otherwise in very good condition. The book was written between 1896-1900 but two supplementary chapters have been added on Turkey 1907. An important study. £75.00


11863. Elliot, Thomas J.: The Land Question: Its Examination and Solution, from an Agricultural point of View, as illustrated by twenty-three years experience on the Wilton Home Farm.

London: Cassell & Company 1884. Wilton House Home Farm near Salisbury Wilts was owned by the Lord Herbert and Lady Herbert of Lea. 25.5 by 17 cms. 132 pp. folding plan, brown boards with blind stamped decoration and gilt titles, an ex-library copy bearing the bookplate of the Pariamentary Library of Northern Ireland on the front pastedown, a foreedge stamp and a stamp to the rear of the plan, otherwise in very good condition. Internally clean bright and clean. An important contemporary study. £60.00


7772. Explorations in Economic History: Explorations in Economic History.

Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1973. Summer 1973, Volume 10, number 4, pp 320-459. Papers from the Second Anglo-American Conference on New Economic History, edited by Morton Rothstein. Includes WA Cole, 18th Century Economic Growth revisited, P Deane, The Role of Capital in the Industrial Revolution, G Hueckel, War and the British Economy 1793-1815 A General Equilibrium Analysis, CK Hyde, The Adoption of Coke-Smelting by the British Iron Industry 1709-1790, DN McCloskey, New Perspectives on the Old Poor Law, and R Schofield, Dimensions of Illiteracy 1750-1850. Card covers, very good condition. £10.00


7721. Fairbairn, Steven: 'The Right to Keep and Bear Arms: A Liberty or a Liability?

Belfast: Queen's University of Belfast, 1995. An Undergraduate Dissertation for the completion of the Degree of Batchelor of Arts in Political Science. ii + 47pp, 30.5 x 21.5 cm. Appendices and Bibliography. Hardback, very good condition. £45.00


5319. Fischer M.J.: Iran From Religious Dispute to Revolution.

Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press 1980. xiv+314 pp. very good in dustwrapper. This was probably the first book after the Iranian revolution to make a serious attempt to decode Shi'ite culture based on extensive fieldwork carried out in Iran. £23.00


9412. Fitchett, W. H: The Tale of The Great Mutiny.

London: Smith Elder & Co. 1908. Seventh Impression, second edition (enlarged). vii+485 pp. with eight portraits: Earl Roberts, Willoughby, Henry Lawrence, Havelock, Edwardes, Lord Lawrence, Nicholson and Outram, and six maps,including the storming of the Secundrabagh, full dark green leather binding, Weymouth College crest, gilt, on front board, small gilt tooled and blind stamped edge border, six panelled spine with raised bands and decorative gilt panels, title label worn, part gone, some fading and edge rubbing, marbled foreedges and endpapers, owner's name on flyleaf, a little scattered foxing on some pages otherwise good. A standard history of what is now called India's first war of independence. £50.00


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


13004. Fraser, John Foster: Red Russia.

London: Cassell and Company 1907. 288+8 pp. with forty-eight full page plates from photographs, hardback, some internal light spotting, showing a bit of wear, but a fair copy. The photographs are particularly interesting. A reporter's trip to Russia in 1907 after the failed 1905 Revolution. Fascinating chapters on the terror in Warsaw, the Jewish Pale, St. Petersburg, the moods of Moscow, the Czar, The fair at Nijni-Novgorod, In the Famine region, the Caucasus, Baku, Black Sea pictures, Finland, etc... £23.00


18758. Fraser, T.G.: Partition in Ireland, India and Palestine Theory and Practice.

London: Macmillan1984. 22 x 14 cm. xiii+225 pp. 3 maps, gold blocked blue boards, in a glassine dustwrapper. The dustwrapper is a little brittle but otherwise in very good condition. £20.00


13998. Froissart, Sir John: Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and adjoining countries, from the latter part of the reign of Edward II, to the coronation of Henry IV.

London: William Smith 1839. Translated from the French editions, with variations and additions from many celebtrated mss. by Thomas Johnes. In Two Volumes. 26 by 18 cms. Vol I, xlvii+768 pp. Vol. II xiv+733 pp. illustrated, hardback, contemporary textured cloth binding with gilt vignette on front boards and gilt titling, minor wear otherwise in very good condition. £150.00


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


11527. Ganz, Hugo: The Downfall of Russia Under the Surface in the Land of Riddles.

London: Hodder and Stoughton Third edition 1905. 320 pp. hardback, boards a little rubbed and discoloured otherwise good. A glimpse of Russia just before the 1905 revolution. £15.00


17923. Gerard, Jessica: Country House Life Family and Servants, 1815 - 1914.

Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1994. First edition. xi + 372 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. 35 plates. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good condition, in a vg dw. £20.00


8515. Gibbon, Edward: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

London: Ward Lock and Co. n.d. c.1900. In two vols. vol. I. xxi+20 plates+1056 pp. Vol. II. xx+12 plates+1116 pp. Full page plates.Half calf and embossed cloth boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, gold lining, stamped device, and tooling, original spine labels. The boards have some scuffing and wear and there is a little spotting to endpapers otherwise this is a very bright, tight clean copy. Ward Lock seem to have published this edition in cloth so this may be a private relatively inexpensive, rebind for a personal library? It is a handsome two vol. set. £125.00


12461. Gibbon, Edward: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire with some account of the life of the author.

London: Cadell & Davies, J. Johnston, F. & C. Rivington, and thirty two others 1807. A New Edition. Six volumes only out of twelve. 21.5 x 13.5 cm. Vol. I, xxiv + 456pp. Frontispiece engraved portrait. Folded engraved maps of The Western Part of the Roman Empire, 44 x 48 cm, and The Eastern Part of the Roman Empire, 44 x 43 cm, both by Thomas Kitchin, Senior, Hydrographer to His Majesty. Vol. 2, xv + 496pp. Folded engraved map of The Parts of Europe and Asia adjacent to Constantinople, again by Thomas Kitchin. Vol. 4, viii + 443pp. Vol. 6, viii + 420pp. Vol. 7, viii + 424pp. Vol. 10, xii + 385pp. In contemporary polished calf, six panelled spines with gilt lining and original spine titles. There is edgewear and rubbing, corners bumped, some rubbing and wear to spine extremities. Internally tight and bright. £75.00


12460. Gibbon, Edward: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

London: Jones & Company, 1825-1826. Three volumes only out of four. Vol. II, 486pp. Vol. III, 538pp. folded engraved map. Vol. IV, 498pp. Engraved pictorial title page to each volume. The final engraved map in Vol. IV is missing. Half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining, blind stamped devices in panels and original dark red and gilt spine labels. There is edgewear and rubbing, corners bumped, some rubbing and wear to spine extremities. Internally tight and bright. The rear pastedown has a label for John Nelis Bookseller & Bookbinder Omagh. Two front pastedowns bear the crested bookplate of Rev. J. Stack. £75.00


12743. Gifford, John (pseud. for John Richards Green): The History of France from The Earliest Times to the Present Important Era.

London: Printed by C.Lowndes Drury Lane and sold by W. Locke, Red Lion street Holborn 1791, 1793. From the French of Velly, Villaret, Garnier, Mezeray, Daniel and other eminent historians; with notes critical and explanatory by John Gifford. In four quarto volumes, 26 by 21.5 cms. Vol. I, vi+586 (18) pp. frontispiece and 11 engraved plates. Vol. II, 652 (16 ) pp. and 8 engraved plates. Vol. III, 652 (12) pp. and 7 engraved plates. Vol. IV, 718 (24 ) pp. with large folding map and 22 engraved plates. The map is by Lowndes and dated Oct. 29th 1793, and is of pre-revolutionary France. Vol. II has the imprint for C. Lowndes, sold by J. Parsons Paternoster Row. Vol III has printed for C.Lowndes and W. Locke. Vol. IV has printed for C.Lowndes. All four volumes have been recently rebound in burgundy cloth with six panelled spines, gilt lining and double spine titles. There is odd spotting and minor wear to the text blocks but the overall condition is very good. A handsome set for the shelf but of course heavy, with extra postage required. This history is carried up to the end of the reign of Louis XV. It was first published in weekly parts in 1791. The author's name is a pseudynom for John Richard Green, 1758-1818. A second edition added a further volume covering the reign of Louis XVI and the Revolution. £375.00


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


12117. Gould, F. Carruthers: The Westminster Cartoons No. VII A Pictorial History of the Education Bill Campaign 1902.

London: The Westminster Gazette 1903. 37.5 by 25 cms. iv+47 pp. illustrated, paper covers, the covers have split at the top of the spine otherwise in very good condition. The preface by Gould gives an explanation of the campaign and the background to the 43 cartoons, originally published in the Westminster Gazette. £42.00


15928. Grantham, A. E.: Hills of Blue A Picture Roll of Chinese History from Far Beginnings to the Death of Ch'ien Lung A.D.1799.

London: Methuen & Co., 1927. xi+641+8 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. 19 portraits and a map. Black-blocked red boards, no dw. Showing some wear, spine sun faded. A fair copy only. £10.00


7722. Grayson, Lesley: The Social and Economic Impact of New Technology 1984-86 A Select Bibliography.

Letchworth: Technical Communications, 1986. vi + 116pp, 29.5 x 21 cm. Glazed card covers. Mint. Useful specialist bibliography. £10.00


5420. Grimstone, A. V., editor: Pembroke College Cambridge A Celebration.

Cambridge: Pembroke College, 1997. 167 pp. 25 x 19 cm. One-hundred-and-nineteen illustrations. This very handsome book was published to mark the 650th anniversary of the college. Very good, almost as new, in very good dustwrapper. £10.00


10191. H.M.S.O. Poster: By The King A Proclamation for Dissolving the present Parliament, and Declaring the Calling of Another.

London: At Our Court of St James, Tenth of May 1929. A Proclamation poster which disolved the first Labour Government of 1924 leading to the election of 1929 which led to the second Labour Government, 1929-1931 led by Prime Minister Ramsay Macdonald. The right hand edge is a little worn otherwise in good condition. A scarce survival. £25.00


11871. Hall, W.H. (Bullock): The Romans on the Riviera and the Rhone A Sketch of the Conquest of Liguria and the Roman Province.

London: Macmillan and Co. 1898. x+194 pp. illustrated, two coloured maps, one folded, ancient/modern plans of Marseilles and Frejus. Green boards showing some wear and rubbing, particularly to the bottom quarter of the front board, internally good. £20.00


7744. Hardaker, Alfred: A Brief History of Pawnbroking.

London: Jackson Ruston and Keeson 1892. with full narrative of how the Act of 1872 was fought for and obtained and the Stolen Goods Bill opposed and defeated. viii+367 pp. decorative front board, spine a little faded otherwise very good. A presentation copy from the author as secretary of The Liverpool & Birkenhead & District Pawnbrokers Association, Mar. 1892. A scarce title. £50.00


5863. Herbert, William: The History of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of London.

New York: Augustus M. Kelly 1968. In two vols. Vol 1. xi+498, pp. Vol 2. xi+683 pp. With embellishments, showing armorial bearings, view of halls before the Great Fire, and other curious subjects. First published as two volumes, in 1834, 1836. Principally compiled from their grants and records with an historical essay and accounts of each company, its origin, constitution, government, dress, customs, halls and trust estates and charities including notices & illustrations of metropolitan trade and commerce... with attested copies and translations of the companies charters. This modern reprint of the original work was published as part of, "The Reprints of Economic Classics". One very small needle-hole in front board spine join on vol II otherwise it is in very good condition. £32.00


13918. Herrick, Christine Terhune: The Letters of The Duke of Wellington to Miss J. 1834-1851 Edited with extracts from the Diary of the Latter.

London: T. Fisher Unwin second edition 1924. Introduction by W.R.H. Trowbridge. 220 pp. some darkish foreedge spotting. no d.w. a fair copy. £15.00


10802. Historical Manuscripts Commission: Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Most Hon. The Marquis of Salisbury K.G. &c. preserved at Hatfield House Hertfordshire Part VI.

London: H.M.S.O. 1895. xxxi+630 pp. half leather and green textured boards, t.e.g., marbled endpapers, the ffep bears a small discrete stamp for the library of PRONI, some scuffing to spines, edges and corners, internally tight, clean and very good. This vol. comprises abstracts of papers for a period of one year 1st Jan - Sept. 1594. £35.00


10799. Historical Manuscripts Commission: Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Most Hon. The Marquis of Salisbury K.G. &c. preserved at Hatfield House Hertfordshire Part VII.

London: H.M.S.O. 1899. xxxviii+613 pp. half leather and green textured boards, t.e.g., marbled endpapers, the ffep bears a small discrete stamp for the library of PRONI, some scuffing to spines, edges and corners, internally tight, clean and very good. This vol. comprises abstracts of papers for a period of one year only 1597. Much of it deals with foreign policy. £35.00


17210. History and Technology: History and Technology An International Journal Volume I, Number I.

London: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1983. 111 pp. 23 x 15 cm. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. In very good condition. The first issue of this journal. £10.00


17756. Holdich, T. Hungerford: The Indian Borderland 1880-1900.

New Delhi: Indian Educational Services, 1996. A reprint of the 1901 Second and Cheaper Edition. 402 pp. 22 x 14 cm. 22 illustrations, and a folded map. Gold-blocked blue boards, in very good condition. No dw. Sir Thomas Hungerford Holdich (1843-1929) was Superintendent of Frontier Surveys in India. He served on a number of boundary commissions, including that on Afghanistan in 1884-6. In 1887 he received the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society for his work on the Afghan frontier. This describes the geography and border disputes of the north-west frontier, including the Second Anglo-Afghan War, in which Holdich himself fought. The appendix provides a short history of Afghanistan. £25.00


14239. Hosmer, James K.: The Jews in Ancient, Medieval and Modern Times.

London: T. Fisher Unwin 1886. The Story of the Nations Series. xviii+381 pp. map, illustrations, decorative boards, in very good condition. £12.00


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


16770. Hurd, William: A New Universal History of the Religious Rites, Ceremonies and Customs, of the Whole World; or a Complete and Impartial View of All the Religions In the Various Nations of the Universe...

Manchester: J. Gleave,1813. ...Together with the History of the Reformed Churches; to which is added a Geographical Description of the Various Parts.... Third Edition. vi + 640 pp. 26.5 x 22 cm. Illustrated with 9 full-page engravings. Half leather and marbled boards. There is occasional marginal childish annotation, and some browning of pages. The book is quite worn and used, and pages 653-656 and the final page is missing. The spine has been professionally relaid, and has its original gold-blocked title label and decoration. The binding is tight but we can only describe the book as a poor/ fair copy. Its usefulness probably lies in the fact that the descriptions of religious belief and practice in various regions is based on 18th century and earlier observations. The 19th century saw the disappearance of many of the practices described. £65.00


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 Lucy...to 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


15119. Irving, Joseph: The Annals of our Time; A Diurnal of Events, Social, and Political, Home and Foreign, From February 24, 1871 to March 19 1874.

London: Macmillan and Co, 1875. 22 by 14 cms. pp. 987-1148 + x. Hardback. Boards show a little wear but generally very good, internally very bright and clean. A treasure trove for those interested in the period 1871-1874. £25.00


15118. Irving, Joseph: The Annals of our Time; A Diurnal of Events, Social, and Political, Home and Foreign, From the Accession of Queen Victoria June 20th 1837.

London: Macmillan and Co, 1875. A new edition carefully revised and brought down to the Peace of Versailles February 28 1871. 22 by 14 cms. 1034 pp. Hardback, spine professionally relaid, t.e.g. Boards show a little wear, but generally good, internally very bright and clean. A treasure trove for those interested in the period 1837-1875 £95.00


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


18070. Jamison & Green Ltd.: Catalogue Tools For All Trades 1951.

Belfast: Jamison & Green Ltd, 1951. (6) + 89 pp. 25 x 19 cm. Copiously illustrated. Matt card covers. Minor wear from use - mostly corner folding on the extremity of the bottom corner of some pages. The company has been closed for some time and material from it is relatively scarce. £23.00


18419. Jenkinson, Sir Hilary: Selected Writings of Sir Hilary Jenkinson.

Gloucester: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1980. Published in collaboration with the Society of Archivists. 380 pp. 22 x 16.5 cm. Twenty-five articles. Gold-blocked green boards, in very good condition, in a v.g. dustwrapper, £30.00


11880. Johnston, James: Hindu Domination in India An Examination of the origin, objects, and results of the Government Proposals.

London: P.S. King & Son second edition 1936. 24.5 by 15 cms. 56 pp. softcovers, frontispiece photograph of the removal of Muslim corpses after the massacre in Cawnpore in 1931. Johnston was a retired member of the Indian Civil Service. In very good condition. £10.00


11879. Johnston, James: The Political Future of India An Examination of some of the Government Proposals.

London: P.S. King & Son 1933. 21.5 by 14 cms. 67 pp. softcovers, includes a signed compliments slip from the author. Published after the White Paper, "Proposals for Indian Constitutional Reform." Johnston was a retired member of the Indian Civil Service. In very good condition. £10.00


10520. Jones, Maldwyn A: The Old World Ties of American Ethnic Groups.

London: Published for The College 1974. 25.5 by 16 cms. 31 pp. An inaugural lecture delivered at University College London 17 Jan. !974. Jones was Commonwealth Fund Professor of American History in the University of London,soft covers in very good condition. £15.00


11531. Jorga, N: The Byzantine Empire.

London: J.M. Dent & Co. Translated from the French by Allen H. Fowles. 15 by 10 cms. viii+236 pp. hardback, minor wear to boards otherwise good £10.00


11485. Kennan, George: Siberia and the Exile System.

New York: The Century Co., 1891. Two vols. Vol 1, xv+409 pp. Vol 2, x+575 pp. maps illustrated. Vol 1 in red and Vol 2 in green cloth. Ex-library copies, tight copies but with evidence of use, a few tape repaired tears and minor annotation in vol 2. Poor/fair only, acceptable as reading copies. Heavy, thus requiring extra postage. £30.00


15257. Klossner, Joan, Caopl Moseman, and others, editors: Holland Patent, More Than a Village, 1797-1997.

New York: The Village of Holland Patent, 1997. 165+28 pp. 28 x 21.5 cm. Holland Patent Bi-Centennial. An exemplary study of a village over the past 200 years. Profusely illustrated in sepia and colour. Pictorial glazed card covers. A former owner, Elba Van Dresar, has her signature on the title page and has made a handful of brief annotations to entries re family history. In very good condition. £30.00


7341. Lamb, Alistair: Birth of a Tragedy Kashmir 1947.

Hertingfordbury: Roxford Books 1994. viii+177 pp. maps paperback, very good. " By reexamining the early stages of the dispute the author seeks to show the essential features of the problem and the major questions which must be answered in any sustainable solution". Scarce. £30.00


12008. Lardner, Rev. Dionysius: The Western World Volume 1 The United States.

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green and John Taylor 1830. 344 pp. Finden vignette of an Indian Wigwam,original boards, spine professionally relaid with a new black and gilt spine label. Showing a little wear, clean, tight internally, bears the bookplate of Francis Crosbie. A very good copy. The history is taken from the aboriginal inhabitants to 1788. £35.00


10421. Lardner, The Rev. Dionysius editor: The Cabinet Cyclopaedia History The Western World Vol. 1 The United States.

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green 1830. x+344 pp. polished leather binding, embossed patterned boards, basket weave centre panel, with a further lined, decorative and gilt decorative border, patterned and gilt spine with new spine label, spine relaid, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. silk bookmarker. Some rubbing, a little edgewear otherwise very good. The history is taken from the aboriginal inhabitants until 1778. A nice copy. £85.00


16041. Lauderdale, Earl of: An Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Public Wealth and into the Means and Causes of its Increase.

Edinburgh: printed for Arch. Constable & Co. and London: T.N.Longman & O., Rees 1804. 6+482+86 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Bound with the second section, with a separate title page, "Observations by The Earl of Lauderdale on the Review of His Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Public Wealth, published in the VIIIth edition of The Edinburgh Review", Edinburgh 1804. There are various tables in the text, and one folding table. Contemorary calf binding with original faded spine label. There is an old paper repair to the ffeps where presumably a name has been removed. Showing some wear and with some light tanning to some pages. A fair copy of a relatively scarce book. The 8th Earl was a great, great, grandfather of Prime Minister Arthur Balfour. £275.00


5455. Lemmer, C.J.C: A History of South West Africa.

Cape Town: Maskew Miller n.d. c. 1957. 77 pp. illustrated, endpaper map. In red card covers with a map of the territory on the cover. as translated from Dr. H. Vedder's "Einfuhring in die Geschiche Sudwestafricas" into Africaans by Dr. C.J.C. Lemmer and into English by Dr P.S. Malan. Edited by W.B. Miller. S.W. Africa, a former German then British colony is now Namibia. This isa short but comprehensive history of the territory. £15.00


10680. Levi, Leone: The History of British Commerce and of the Economic Progress of the British Nation 1763 - 1878.

Irish University Press 1971 A reprint of the John Murray 1880 2nd edition. 579 pp. hardback, in a dustwrapper. In very good condition. One of The Development of Industrial Societies Series. £30.00


7718. Librairie Artheme Fayard: Pascal et Port-Royal

Paris: Librairie Artheme Fayard, 1962 104pp, 31 x 24.5 cm. A publication to mark the tri-cententary of the death of Pascal. 18 contributors. Profusely illustrated. Gold-blocked linen-covered boards, in frayed dust-wrapper. Text in French. £23.00


12618. Lockman, John: A Complete History of England by Question and Answer from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the beginning of the year 1788.

London: Printed only for S. Crowder in Pater Noster Row 1788 The Fourth Edition corrected, improved, and considerably enlarged. Extracted from the most celebrated English Historians, particularly Rapin, Tindal, Hume, and Smollett and calculated for the Instruction and Entertainment of the Youth of both sexes. 443 pp. with four out of twelve woodcut illustrations called for. There is no indication of other plates having been bound in. Professionally recased in half leather and marbled boards, a new spine label in black with gilt lettering, gilt lining and borders, internally tight, bright clean and unmarked. The final page has had the bottom margin removed but this does not affect the book text, just the final line of printer instructions on placing the plates. This was a popular educational book through the eighteenth century with editions printed by a variety of publishers. This edition by this printer appears to be fairly uncommon. £100.00


18247. Lodge, Eleanor C.: Sully, Colbert, and Turgot A Chapter in French Economic History.

London: Methuen & Co, 1931. xvi + 263 pp. 19 x 13cm. Chronological table. Index. Gold-blocked red boards, no dw. Spine sunfaded, otherwise in good condition. £11.50


7467. Lowell Publishing Company: Factory life as it is by an Operative.

Lowell Publishing Company 2nd printing 1984. Factory Tracts no's 1 and 2 published by the Female Labor reform Association Lowell Massachusetts 1845. 14 pp. paper covers, facsimile reprint, very good. The original voice of protest for working women in America. £5.00


1006. Lowell, James Russell: Political Essays.

London: Macmillan & Co. 1888. vi + 326 pp. Boards and spine faded. Internally good. It was first published in Boston 1888 so this is presumably its first English publication? £23.00


17533. MacEoin, Denis and Ahmed al-Shahi, editors: Islam in the Modern World.

Beckenham: Croom Helm, 1983. xv + 148 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Eleven essays. Index. Inscribed by Denis MacEoin on the ffep. Gold-blocked black boards. In very good condition, in a good dustwrapper. The spine of the dw is sun-faded. Based on a series of lectures given at the University of Newcastle in 1982. £20.00


9339. Macpherson, James: Original Papers; containing the Secret History of Great Britain, from the Restoration, to the Accession of the House of Hannover. To which are prefixed extracts from the Life of James II as written by himself.

Dublin: J. Enshaw, D. Chamberlaine and others 1775. Volume II only of this two volume work. xiv+690 pp. bound in contemporary polished calf, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining, two original spine labels, minor wear to board edges otherwise a tight bright copy. This first Dublin edition was published in the same year as the London edition although in a different size. £100.00


12342. Malmesbury, Earl of: The Italian Question.

London: Harrison 59 Pall Mall 1859. xix+500 pp. half leather and textured cloth boards. Malmesbury was then Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. half leather and textured cloth boards, gilt spine title, boards edge rubbed, corners bumped,loss of leather to top front corner, ex-library, small barcode sticker on ffep and, parliaments northern ireland library, lightly stamped on foreedge. "...the condition of Italy has formed the principal difficulty of European Politics." This volume contains British diplomatic correspondence on all aspects of the contemporary Italian question. £35.00


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


14577. Mandle, WF: Anti-Semitism and the British Union of Fascists.

London: Longman, Green and Co Ltd, 1968. Monographs in Politics. vii + 78 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Glazed card covers, showing slight shelf-wear, sun-fading, and peeling of the glazing material on the spine. £50.00


15881. Marples, David R.: Chernobyl & Nuclear Power in the USSR.

London: Macmillan Press,1987. xii+228 pp. 21.5 x 15 cm. Notes, references, appendices, and index of personnel. Gold-blocked red boards. Previous owner's name neatly written on ffep, o/w very good in a very good dustwrapper. £10.00


15773. Marshman, John Clark: Abridgement of the History of India from the earliest period to the present time

Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1893. xxvi+569+16 pp. 19.5 x 12.5 cm. Folded map. Gold-blocked red boards. Impressed stamp on title page "With the Publisher's Compliments" and the name "A. Seaton". Spine a little discoloured, but overall in very good condition. £30.00


17904. Massie, Suzanne: Land of the Firebird.

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1980. The Beauty of Old Russia. 493 pp. 24 x 19.5 cm. "64 pages of full-coloured art". Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked red boards, in a protected dw. Bookplate on front pastedown, o/w the book itself is in good condition. Dw is price-clipped, o/w good. Unpackaged weight 1,400g. £13.50


15981. Masters, Anthony: Bakunin The Father of Anarchism.

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1974. 279 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Twenty-nine illustrations. Gold-blocked red boards, in a price-clipped, slightly-worn dustwrapper, with one small tear closed. Overall in good condition. £12.00


15442. Mayhew, Henry: London Labour and the London Poor: The condition and earnings of those that will work, cannot work and will not work.

London: Charles Griffin and Company 1864. 22 by 14 cms. In three volumes. Vol. I. London Street-Folk, 543+36 pp. Vol. II, London Street-Folk, 576+36 pp. Vol. III, 452+36 pp. illustrated, hardback, embossed and gilt purple boards. All illustrations present as called for, though a few are mispaginated. There is an extra illustration in Vols II and III a total overall of 79 illustrations. boards and spines have various degrees of light fading and there is rubbing to spine extremities, particularly upper. Text blocks are tight and there is no foxing. A good set of this classic of social history. £295.00


14964. McLaughlin, Andrew C.: A History of the American Nation.

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899. Twientieth Century Series. xiv + 587. 21.5 x 17 cm. 106 illustrations. 80 maps and tables. Several of the maps are coloured. Appendix. Index. Good clean tight copy of one of the great standard histories. £15.00


14600. Meek, Ronald L.: Studies in the Labour Theory of Value.

London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1956. First edition. 310 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Gold-blocked red boards. The gilding is faded. No dw. Good condition. £12.50


16669. Michelet, J: Histoire de la Revolution Francaise.

Paris: Chamerot, Libraire-Editeur, 1847-1853. Seven volumes. 25 x 17 cm. Volume 1: cxxviii + 335 pp. 2: 605 pp. 3: 557 + (9) pp. 4: 505 + (8) pp. 5: 624 pp. 6: 444 + (1) pp. 7: 543 pp. The main contents of each volume are listed, sometimes in the ordinary pagination sequence, and sometimes on un-numbered pages. Half-leather, with five-compartment spines, gold-blocked, and marbled boards and marbled endpapers. Very tight copies, probably never read. Occasional faint foxing, and a couple of tiny spots of paint. Unpackaged weight 4,900g. Text in French. £350.00


13812. Mill, John Stuart: Principles of Political Economy with some of their applications to social philosophy.

London: Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer 1878. Eighth edition. In two volumes. Vol. 1, xvi+617 pp. Vol II, xv+608pp. In half leather and textured boards, with original spine labels, owners name on ffep, Jas S Rutherford 1907. There is a bookplate which we think is from Somerville College on the front pastedown. (The motto, "Dic sapientiae soror mea es". Aul Someruillae. "Say unto wisdom thou art my sister").The boards show a little minor wear otherwise in very good condition. Mill was one of the major intellectual figures of the nineteenth century, and this work was first published in 1848. £175.00


16023. Miller, Thomas: History of the Anglo-Saxons: from the Earliest Period to the Norman Conquest.

London: H.G. Bohn, 1856. Compiled from the best authorities including Sharon Turner. xviii+384 pp. 18 x 11.5 cm. 14 full-page illustrations. Map. In a full leather binding, six panelled spine with raised bands and a small gilt device in each section, and original spine label with gilt lettering. Bevelled edge boards with decorative edge ruling and and floral style border. A little scuffing to the spine otherwise in very good condition. The front pastedown bears the bookplate of John Ynyr Burges Esq of Parkanaur, Tyrone. £75.00


11515. Molloy, Fitzgerald: The Russian Court in the Eighteenth Century.

London: Hutchinson & Co. Third edition 1906. Two Volumes. Vol. I, xiii+318 pp. Vol II. xii+597 pp. with 2 photogravure frontispieces and 16 full-page illustrations on art paper. t.e.g. Boards are a little sun faded and dusty otherwise good. A classic study. £30.00


17814. Monasterio, Pablo Ortiz: Mirada y memoria Archivo fotografico Casasola. Mexico: 1900-1940.

Mexico: Oceano/ Turner, 2010. 220 pp. 32 x 24 cm. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial card covers. Unpackaged weight 1,400g. £24.50


11561. Mongey, Eamonn G.: The Weird and Wonderful World of Wills.

Monkstown Co. Dublin: 1997. 140 pp. softcovers, in good condition. Some good Irish material. £10.00


9546. Moore, Bill: All Out! The Dramatic Story of the Sheffield Demonstration against Dole cuts on February 6th 1935.

Sheffield City Libraries: 1985. 30 by 21 cms. 60+iv pp. illustrated, card covers, owners name on title page, a little wear but otherwise very good. £15.00


12810. Moore, John: A View of the Causes and Progress of the French Revolution.

London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster Row 1795. Volume I only of two volumes. xi+449 pp. half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands gilt lining and original spine labels. Edge rubbing, spine damaged but professionally restored, internally tight, clean and bright. Despite spine wear, a good copy. Moore and his son visited Paris in 1792 and were eye witnesses to events, though they left before the trial of the King. he was a source for Carlyle. £125.00


14382. Morell, John Reynell: The Neighbours of Russia and History of the Present War to the Seige of Sebastopol.

London: Edinburgh: T. Nelson and Sons 1854. 17.5 by 11 cms. x+308+12 cms. frontispiece map, blue textured boards with faded gilt spine title, a couple of light smudge marks on the title page, some light toning spots to prelims, a tight copy, fair/good. A contemporary view of the Crimean War, a scarce title. £65.00


6364. Moreri, Lewis, Edmund Bohun, Jeremy Collier et al: The Great Historical, Geographical and Poetical Dictionary; being a curious miscellany of sacred and profane history... collected from the best historians, chronologers and lexicographers... but more especially out of Lewis Morery, D.D. his sixth ed.

London: printed for Henry Rhodes, Luke Meredith, John Harris and Thomas Newborough 1694. Volume 1 and Volume 2 in one volume. Folio. Licence leaf dated 28th January 1691/2, precedes the title page which is in red and black, subscribers list, preface, no pagination, each page with double column text, with red and black title page for the second volume. a.e.g. Professionally recased in a black cloth binding with gilt spine title, new endpapers. The gilding on the page edges is now fairly rubbed. Internally very tight and clean, the final page has marginal chipping but unfortunately the penultimate page is missing except for a fragment, and the preceding page has a bottom corner torn off with some loss of text, otherwise in very good condition. This first English edition was translated and enlarged from Le Clerk's 6th edition of Moreri. vol. I, covers A to G, whilst vol. II, covers H to Z. A highly influential work first published in 1674 in Lyons it was eventually replaced by Diderot and the Encyclopaedie, though not before going through some 20 editions. This is a heavy book and additional postage will be needed. £950.00


7261. Muir, Ramsay: The British Empire How it Grew and how it Works.

London: Jonathan Cape n.d. c.1940. 22by 14 cms. 64 pp. paper covers. Front cover dusty with owners name at top otherwise in fair/good condition. Containing a letter from the Vice Chancellor Queen's University Belfast distributing it to members of the University in line with similar throughout the UK. £5.00


14680. National Council of Labour Colleges: Plebs.

London: National Council of Labour Colleges, 1938-1940. Sixteen issues: 1938 - 3 issues, 1939 - 10, 1940 - 3. 24.5 x 18.5 cm. This run of Plebs is of particular interest because of the emphasis on who will pay for the War, and on censorship, and on the partition of Ireland and Poland. Pictorial matt card covers, some foxing and rusted staples, but generally in good condition. In homemade slipcase. From the library of Andrew Boyd, Northern Ireland trades unionist, historian, and teacher. £95.00


6934. National Library of Wales Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: Bibliotheca Celtica A Register of Publications relating to Wales and the Celtic Peoples & Languages 1969-70

Aberystwyth: 1974. 21.5 cms. xviii+494 pp. card covers. The cream covers are slightly dusty otherwise very good. 600 copies only were printed at the private press of the University of Wales. It is important to note that it covers Ireland and Scotland as well as Wales. £15.00


9971. Nicholson, Harold: Marginal Comment January 6 - August 4 1939.

London: Constable & Company Ltd. first edition 1939. 204 pp. with a chronological table of events at the end of the book. Publishers blue boards and in a dustwrapper. The dustwrapper has a bit of rubbing edgewear at spine extremities otherwise good. Apparently scarce. This is the first seven months of his weekly contributions to The Spectator, a diary of happenings and comments on public problems and personalities during a half year of crisis. £45.00


12539. Onslow, Earl of and Hall, T. Hall: Landlords and Allotments The History and Present Condition of the Allotment System.

London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886 Advance Copy of first portion of the work. And a Treatise on the law relating to allotments of land and the labouring poor, with statistics and forms by T. Hall Hall. vii+124 pp. tan boards with red titling, old small ringstain on cover, a little dusty otherwise good. £25.00


14238. Orsi, Pietro: Modern Italy 1748-1898.

London: T. Fisher Unwin 1899. The Story of the Nations Series. xxiii+404 pp. coloured map, illustrations, decorative boards, in very good condition. The front pastedown has an old library sticker for the Temperance Institute Lisburn but this was a reference not a lending library. £12.00


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


17349. Payne, John: Universal Geography Formed into a New and Entire System Describing Asia, Africa, Europe, and America; ..

Dublin: Zachariah Jackson, 1793-1794. ...With Their Subdivisions of Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Republics: The Extent, Boundaries, and Remarkable Appearances of each Country, Cities, Towns, and Curiosities of Nature and Art. Also Giving A General Account of the Fossil, and Vegetable Productions of the Earth, and of every Species of Animal: The History of Man, in all Climates, Regions, and Conditions; Customs, Manners, Laws, Governments, and Religions:The State of Arts, Science, Commerce, Manufactures, and Knowledge: Sketches of the Ancient and Modern History of Each Nation and People, to which is added, A Short View of Astronomy, as Connected with Geography; of the Planetary System to which the Earth belongs; and of the Universe in General. Volumes 1 and II of a three-volume set. Vol. I. xv + 894 pp. Vol. II. 792 + 415 + xxxiii +10 pp. 27.5 x 22 cm. There are no maps or plates in these volumes, although copies exist where the maps and plates have been bound into a separate volume. Full contemporary leather bindings. The spines have been professionally restored. Six panelled spines with raised bands, and some faded gilt lining. Each volume has one original spine label, and one new label to replace the missing original. The boards are a bit worn and rubbed, but the books are internally good, tight and clean. Universal Geography was first published in London in 1791, and it is unclear if the maps were omitted from this first Irish edition: there is no evidence that the maps were included. Vol I is dated a year later than Vol II. Vol. I covers Asia and Africa, with an appendix covering Commodore Byron's First Voyage, Captain Wallis's first voyage, Captain Cartaret's Voyage, and Lieutenant Cook's First, Second and Third Voyages. Volume 2 covers Europe, including Great Britain, and the Americas, north and south. In all a comprehensive account of the world as seen through European eyes at the end of the eighteenth century. £225.00


4586. Peacock, Edward: A List of The Roman Catholics in the County of York in 1604.

London: John Camden Hotten, 1872. viii+168pp, with a very good index of persons, in original boards, spine label partly missing, corners bumped, some wear otherwise very good. From a folio paper, the Rawlinson Mss. in the Bodlien in Oxford. Recusants and noncommunicants listed by parish. Some old pencil annotations giving further geneological information for a few persons. £60.00


4585. Peacock, Mabel G.W. compiler: An Index of the names of the Royalists Whose Estates were confiscated during the Commonwealth.

London: Pub. for The Index Society by Longmans Green 1879 xi+111pp, with a very good index of names and places, in red boards with gilt monogram on front board, corners bumped, a little wear otherwise very good. With a reprint of the Three Confiscation Acts of 1651 and 1652, from Scobell's "Collection of Acts and Ordinances of General Use, from 3rd of November 1640 to 17th of September 1656" £65.00


15851. Phillipson, David W.: Ancient Ethiopia Aksum: Its Antecedents and Successors.

London: British Museum Press, 1998. 176 pp. 25 x 17.5 cm. Sixty Figures and twelve Colour Plates. Gold-blocked black boards. Impression of rusted paperclip on ffep and closed two-centimetre tear in dw, ow in good condition. £15.00


17824. Post, Robert C: 1876 A Centennial Exhibition.

Washington, D.C.: The National Museum of History and Technology, 1976. 223 pp. 26.5 x 23 cm. "A treatise upon selected aspects of the great international exhibition held in Philadelphia on the occasion of our nation's one-hundredth birthday, with some reference to another exhibition held in Washington commemorating that epic event...". 344 illustrations. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. In good condition. £17.50


9178. Prescott, William H.: History of the Conquest of Mexico with a preliminary view of the Ancient Mexican Civilisation and the Life of the Conqueror Hernando Cortes.

London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co. new and latest edition 1891. With the author's latest corrections and additions edited by John Foster Kirk. xxiv+713 pp. frontispiece portrait, 2 maps, and one other plate. Half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine, raised bands, gilt decorative panels and original spine label, spine professionally restored, internally tight and bright, marbled endpapers, some spotting to prelims, spine a little rubbed and scuffed, boards a little edge rubbed but generally a good copy £45.00


14376. Prescott, William H.: History of the Conquest of Mexico with a preliminary view of the Ancient Mexican Civilisation and the Life of the Conqueror Hernando Cortes.

London: George Routledge and Sons new and revised edition 1893. With the author's latest corrections and additions edited by John Foster Kirk. xxii+654 pp. frontispiece portrait, 2 maps, and three other plates. Half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine, raised bands, gilt decorative panels and original spine label, owner's inscription and small bookplate on ffep, internally tight and bright, marbled endpapers, some spotting to prelims, spine a little rubbed and scuffed, boards a little edge rubbed but generally a good copy £45.00


6118. Rabbe, Alphonse and Duncan, Jonathan: The History of Russia from the Foundation of the Empire by Rourick to the Close of the Hungarian War.

London: Herbert Ingram and Co. 1854. In two volumes. Vol I: viii+286 pp. folding map of Russia in Europe, 7 full page tinted engravings including frontispiece and a pictorial vignette, title page. Vol II: 314pp. folding map of Russia in Asia, with 8 tinted engravings including frontispiece and pictorial title page. Blind stamped brown boards bearing the title National Illustrated Library and national flowers, along with the national heraldic shields. Spine title is Duncan's History of Russia, along with the national flowers, roses, shamrock, thistles, all gilt. The condition is very good, bright and fresh, a little fading to rear board bottom of Vol 2. Engravings generally bright and fresh. A few light spots to prelims and title pages. Owners name on title page. Vol I was translated from Rabbe who wrote in French and terminated his work with the fall of Napoleon. Duncan continued the work to 1849 with chapters on the political, and social structure, the nobility, church, serfdom, landed tenure, trade, laws and the Caucasus and trans-Caucasian provinces. A handsome set. £135.00


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


14388. Ragozin, Zenaide A.: Vedic India as embodied principally in the Rig-Veda.

London: T. Fisher Unwin 4th imp. 1915. xii+457 pp. map, illustrations, red boards, no dustwrapper, the boards show some dampstaining and fading, internally tight and good £10.50


18237. Rankin, Hugh F.: George Rogers Clark and the Winning of the West.

Williamsburg: The Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission,1976. 85 pp. 25.5 x 17 cm. 4 illustrations. Map. Bibliographical note. Pictorial matt card covers. In good condition. £12.00


2742. Rider, William: Rider's Almanack 1777.

London: George Robinson 1777. 14 by 8 cms. 272+116 pp. contemporary calf rather worn but a fairly tight copy, The Royal Kalendar or complete and correct Annual Register for England, Scotland, Ireland and America. This seems to have been one of the last editions to include America, its military and Civil Establishments, Governors, Law and Revenue officers, agents etc. pages 109 to 114 cover America. £150.00


16764. Robbins, Helen H.: Our First Ambassador to China An account of the life of George, Earl of Macartney with extracts from his letters, and the narrative of his experiences in China, as told by himself 1737-1806 from hitherto unpublished correspondence and documents.

London: John Murray, 1908. xx+479pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Macartney, at the age of 27, was appointed Ambassador to St Petersburg, eventually becoming Chief Secretary of Ireland, Governor of the Caribean Islands, Governor of Madras, and Ambassador to China. He was regarded as the most distinguished Ulsterman of his day. Nineteen tissue-guarded plates. Gold- and black-blocked green boards. There is light foreedge foxing, and some scattered foxing elsewhere, otherwise a fair copy of a scarce work. £75.00


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


10875. Rodger, N. A. M.: The Command of the Ocean A Naval History of Britain, 1649 - 1815.

London: Allen Lane in association with the National Maritime Museum 2004 xxix+907 pp. illustrated, hardback, very good in a v.g. dustwrapper. "One of the most erudite, well written and intellectually impressive works on British history of the past decade... There is nothing quite like it, in fact, nothing remotely approaching it." £20.00


14665. Roosevelt, Priscilla.: Life on the Russian Country Estate A Social and Cultural History.

New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995. First edition. xxii + 361 pp. 26 x 25 cm. "Lavishly illustrated" in colour and b&w. Gold-blocked green boards, in very good dw. Near mint condition. Unpacked weight 2,000g: please contact directly re postage. £35.00


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


9434. Rymer, Thomas. de Rapin Thoyras, and Whatley, Stephen ( translator. ): Acta Regia, or An Account of the Treaties, Letters and Instruments between the Monarchs of England and Foreign Powers....

London: Printed for J. Darby, A Bettesworth, F. Fayram and several others 1726, 1727. Published in Mr Rymer's Feodera which are the basis of the English history and contain those authorities which rectify the mistakes that most of our writers have committed for want of such a collection of records. Translated from the French of M. Rapin, as published by M. Le Clerc. With the heads of the Kings and Queens curiously engraved by Mr. Vandergucht. In 4 uniform volumes. Vol I. Henry I to the accession of Rich. II, 28+400pp+index, 9 engraved plates, also a list of books published for these booksellers and a life of Mr. de Rapin. Vol. II. Rich. II to Ed. IV. 427pp+index, 4 engraved plates, Vol III. Ed. V, to Queen Mary, 420 pp. +index, 5 engraved plates. Vol. IV. Eliz. I, to the death of James I, and the marriage treaty of Prince Charles to Henrietta Maria of France to which is an appendix, 542pp+index, 2 engraved plates. Contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised boards and new appropriate spine labels, boards with narrow double gilt line around edges, boards are worn from age and usage but are all tight copies, clean and relatively fresh, the plates are in very good condition and are present for all monarchs save Richard II which shows no sign of being bound in. There are a few old light water stains here and there, a nice set. £595.00


10780. Saintfield District County Down Family History: Funeral Notices.

1906 - 1914. A folded funeral card silver and black border, 7.5 by 11.5 cms. in black bordered envelope. Died at her residence Carsonstown Wed. 16th Dec. 1914 Mary Elizabeth Cosbey ... our beloved mother...burial Saintfield (First ) family burying ground 18th inst. J.J.H.T. & M. Cosbey. A little dusty otherwise good. Useful for family historians. We have similar cards, folded or single, some without envelopes, for Jane Campbell Barnamaghery 1913, Rose Cooper Rademon 1912, Mary Ann Dugan, Hugh James Dugan Clontinaglare 1913, Charles Forsythe Leggygowan 1909, Patrick Hanvey Carsondam 1906, Mary Fulton Lisowen 1906, Dorothea Lindsay Leggygowan, Francis Lindsay Leggygowan 1908, William Lindsay Leggygowan 1910. £5 EACH. £5.00


10770. Saslow, James M: Ganymede in the Renaissance Homosexuality in Art and Society.

New Haven and London: Yale University Press 1986. 25.5 by 18 cms. xvi+265 pp. illustrated, soft covers. Apart from a small crease in the bottom right front cover the book is in very good condition. The love of Zeus for the beautiful Trojan boy Ganymede was a popular metaphor for homosexual love in the art and literature of the Italian Renaissance. This book provides an engrossing examination of images of Ganymede and other homosexual themes in the work of artists of the period and integrates them with contemporary literary texts, social accounts and legal documents to provide a detailed study of homosexuality in the Renaissance. £23.00


14832. Scott, George Ryley: The History of Capital Punishment. Including an Examination of the case for and against the Death Penalty.

London: Torchdtream Books 1950. 22 by 14 cms. xx+312 pp. illustrated, hardback, no dustwrapper. There is a written note on the front pastedown, "not for sale only lent out on loan."A little fading to spine otherwise good. £15.00


831. Scott, John: An Essay on Labor: Its Union, its Proper Objects, its Natural Laws, its Just Rights, its Duties and Prospects. Addressed to our Employers, Employed, and Parliamentary Representitives.

London: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin. n.d. ( 1877?) xx+458 pp. boards worn, some scattered foxing, spine repaired, Author of ,"Politics for the People." Copac only lists one copy of this book in Edinburgh, and no copies of his earlier title. We have not yet established the identity of John Scott. £42.00


17986. Sharon, Moshe, editor: Studies in Modern religions, Religious Movements and the Babi-Baha'i Faiths.

Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2004. Numen Book Series 104. x + 329 pp. 24.5 x 16.5 cm. Pictorial glazed boards, in very good condition, almost as new. No dw. Leading scholars contribute comprehensive studies of the religious movements in the late 18th and 19th centuries: the Hasidic movements in Judaism, the Mormon Religion, Christianity, and the Babi, Baha'i faiths in Shiite Iran. £85.00


9350. Shorter, Alfred H.: Water Paper Mills in England.

London: S.P.A.B. 1966. 20 pp. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition. One of a series of booklets by the Wind and Windmillsection of the SPAB. Scarce. £20.00


17926. Simon, Brigitte, Barbara Schuchard, Barbara Riester, and Jurgen Riester: I Sold Myself; I Was Bought.

Copenhagen: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, 1980. 150 + (2) pp. 21 x 15 cm. Analysis based on interviews with sugar-cane harvesters in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. 33 illustrations. Pictorial semi-matt card covers, in very good condition. The IWGIA is concerned with the oppression of indigenous peoples. £15.00


14788. Smedley, Rev. Edward: Sketches From Venetian History. Volume 1.

London: John Murray, 1831. Volume 1 only of two vols. xi+446 pp. 14.5 x 9.5 cm. 7 plates and 9 woodcuts. Three-quarter leather and textured paper-covered boards, five panelled spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers and foreedges. Boards are rubbed and a little scuffed. There is a two-crested bookplate on the front pastedown with initials FL and KB, and the initials FL are gilt stamped at the bottom of the spine. £45.00


1739. Smith Hance D. editor: Second Report of the Commissioners Appointed into the Tuck System (Shetland)

Edinburgh: 1872 (C 555) Reprinted by the Thuleprint Ltd. Sandwick Shetland 1978 33 by 21.5 cms. viii+56pp. A limited edition of 100 handbound copies. No number on this one. Dark red cloth and marbled boards. A handsome book in fine condition. Introduction by Hance D. Smith University of Wales. £45.00


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


11607. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: The Saturday Magazine.

London: John William Parker 1836. Published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education appointed by The Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge. 27.5 by 18.5 cms. Volumes 8 Jan.-June, and 9, July-Dec. in a single volume. 264 pp. illustrated with woodcuts. Half leather and cloth boards. Contains issues no's 247 to 261 and 268 to 285. (Issues 262-267 were not bound in for some reason.) The boards and spine are showing some wear and rubbing and there is split starting on the top two inches of the front spine joint. internally dusty in places otherwise good. It contains the usual mix of articles. It has a series of articles Sketches of New South Wales, I,II,III,IV,V,VIIVIII,IX,X,XI,XII,XIII,XIV. In addition there are separate articles on Australian (aboriginal) grammar, On the animals called monkeys (Koalas), English farmers in Western Australia, commonly called the River Settlement, Duckbills. These are illustrated with some 15 prints. There is an illustrated article on Rathlin Island. This magazine was published from July 7th 1832, to Dec. 28th 1844, a total of 802 issues. It was an Anglican rival to the Penny Magazine. £95.00


11608. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: The Saturday Magazine.

London: John William Parker 1833. Published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education appointed by The Society for the promotion of Christian Knowledge. 27.5 by 18.5 cms. Volumes 1 July-Dec. 1832 Vol. 2, Jan.-June 1833, and Vol 3, July-Dec. 1833 in a single volume. 256+258+96 pp. illustrated with woodcuts. Half leather and marbled boards. Some blind stamped edgeing, original black spine label with gilt title and some gilt decoration, marbled fore edges.Contains issues no's 1, July 7th. 1832 to no. 76, Sept. 7th 1833. The boards and spine are showing some wear and rubbing and there is a split starting on the front spine joint. internally dusty in places otherwise tight and good. It contains the usual mix of articles. Tea, rice, silk, sugar production. etc etc. An opportunity to acquire the first 76 issues of this important educational magazine. It was published from July t7th 1832 to Dec. 28th 1844, a total of 802 issues. It was an Anglican rival to the Penny Magazine. £95.00


6750. Stebbing, E.P: From Czar to Bolshevik

London: John Lane The Bodley Head 1918. xv+322 pp. illustrated with photographs by the author. Eye witness accounts of events in Russia and Petrograd particularly from Apr. 1917 to October and the fall of the Provisional Government. Some seven of these fascinating photographs include Kerensky. Owner's name and inscription on ffep otherwise in very good condition. £23.00


11867. Strange, Susan: International Economic Relations of the Western World 1959-1971 Volume 2: International Monetary Relations.

London: The Royal Institute of International affairs 1976. Series editor Andrew Shonfield. With an essay on Developing Countries by Christopher Prout. xi+416 pp. hardback, in a very good price clipped dustwrapper, in very good condition. An important study. £55.00


9193. Sutphen, Dick: The Mad Old Ads.

London: W.H. Allen 1968. 128 pp. illustrated, very good in dustwrapper. Actual ads of the past, including the material produced by some of the greatest quacks, imposters and swindlers the world has ever known. Great fun to read. £6.00


7728. Sutton, Alan, editor: History & Archaeology Review.

Gloucester: Alan Sutton Publishing Limited, 1986. Number 1, Summer 1986. 64pp, 25 x 17 cm. Articles include Francis Pryor - Fenland Project, David Viner - Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Ralph Griffiths - 1485 and all that: Where are we now? and Barry Cunliffe - Publish or be damned, followed by reviews and advertisements. £12.00


16025. Tell-Truth, Robert: Advice to the Nobility, Gentry, & Commonalty of this Nation in the Qualifications and Election of their Knights and Burgesses, their Representitives in Parliament.

No publishing details. c1679. 4pp. 30 x 21 cm. This pamphlet is bound into a slim volume consisting of endpapers, the 4 pp. pamphlet, and 21 blank sheets. The E.S.T.C. dates this work to 1679, though the spine title here has 1680. In the text there is a reference to "the then New States-men in Sixty", and, in a contemporary hand, is a neat footnote "Clarendon &c". After the "Finis" on page 4 what looks like the same contemporary hand has written "Printed 1670". Robert Tell-Truth also published a "Letter to a member of Parliament in the North", c.1726. The front endpaper bears a small neat inscription, "James T. Bell, To E 29.11.09". Half leather and marbled boards. Gilt spine title. In very good condition. Copac lists no copies of this work. A very scarce item. £550.00


322. Tennant: Records of the Incorporation of Barbers, Glasgow formerly the Incorporation of Chirurgeons and Barbers.

Glasgow: Wilson Guthrie 1930. extracted and narrated by James B. Tennent. Supplement by J.R. Anderson. xii+372 pp, illustrated dark green bevelled boards with marbled endpapers, some rubbing and wear otherwise very good. All the original documents which would relate to the Incorporation along with such excerpts from the minute books and others as would bring to light and illustrate its past history. Scarce. £25.00


10495. The Amateur Historian.: The Amateur Historian.

Cambs: Vol 1 no. 7 Aug.-Sept. 1953 -Vol. 4 no. 8 Summer 1960. 21.5 by 13.5 cms. A collection of 25 issues of this valuable little journal. It was later renamed The Local Historian. All in very good condition. Vol. 1 no. 7, Vol. 2 (1954-56) no's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Vol.3 (1956-1958) no's1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8. Vol. 4 (1958-1960) no's 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8. £45.00


14580. The Chartered Institute of Patent Agents.: 100 Years of British Invention 1891-1991.

London: The Chartered Institute of Patent Agents, 1991. 36pp. 21 x 21 cm. A celebration of the centenary of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents. Introduction. History of Patents. Selection of inventions year by year. Illustrated in colour and in b&w. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Very slight shelf wear, o/w good. £15.00


9538. The Cypress River History Book Committee, compilers: Pioneers, Perserverance & Progress Cypress River 1885-1895.

Cypress River Manitoba: Cypress River Community Club 1986. 28 by 21 cms. xvi+586 pp. illustrated, maps, royal blue boards with silver title and vignette of the railway station on the front board. This is an absolutely exhausive and loving study of this town in south Manitoba Canada. It contains family histories alphabetically arranged, along with an amazing array of photographs. Owners inscription on title page. In very good condition. A heavy item weighing 2 kilos before packing. £35.00


9958. The Labour Party: Ernest Bevin's Work in Wartime 1940-45.

London; The Labour Party, c1945. 23 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Paper covers, front with portrait of Bevin. Rusted staples, o/w good condition. "When you have read this pamphlet post it to a service man". £7.00


9957. The Labour Party: Herbert Morrison's Work in the War Government 1940-45.

London; The Labour Party, c1945. 16 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Paper covers, front with portrait of Morrison. Good condition. £10.00


7319. The Metropolitan Review.: The Metropolitan Review.

London: 25 June 1921- 17 Sept 1921. A bound volume of the first 13 issues of this Journal . 28.5 by 22 cms. Separately paginated, c. 624 pp. illustrated, coloured covers bound in. A general, political, current affairs paper, fairly conservative. Includes a series of articles from Russia, or Lenin land as they call it. Spine restored, relaid, otherwise in very good condition. This is not to be confused with the now defunct modern journal of the same name. £125.00


10122. The Royal Kalendar:: The Royal Kalendar: or Complete and Correct Annual Register, for England, Scotland, Ireland, and America, for the year 1813.

London: J. Stockdale Piccadilly 1813. 18 by 11 cms. x+396 pp. Corrected to the 30th April 1813. containing - England, Lists of both Houses of Parliament, all the State, Law, Revenue, and Public Offices at the Court, in the City of London, and different parts of the Kingdom, the Army and Navy, Baronets, Universities. Scotland, All the Peers, Baronets, State, Law, Revenue and Public Offices, Universities, Physicians &c. Ireland, all the Peers, Baronets, also the Law, State, Revenue and Public Offices, Bankers, Deans &c, Colonies, Governors, Law and Revenue Officers &c. Professionally rebound in a new burgundy cloth binding with six panelled spine with gilt lines separating panels and a new black spine label. Internally a small old faint stain to the corner of the first 40 pages otherwise in very good condition. A mine of useful information, sometimes includes salary. Army and Navy lists included. £95.00


14167. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge: The Companion to the Almanac; or Year-Book of General Information for 1831. 1832, 1833.

London: Charles Knight 1831, 1833. containing information connected with the calender, and explanations of the celestial changes, and the natural phenomena of the year. General information on subjects of chronology, statistics, and public improvements of Great Britain; with a chronicle of events for 1830.(1831 and 1832) Published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Three consecutive editions of this almanac bound as one. 240+240+256 pp. Three illustrations (bridges and roadway). Half leather and marbled boards. Spine professionally relaid. Tight clean, very minor wear. Lots of useful information. Tiny bookseller's label on the front pastedown for J.H. Nelis, Society St. Derry. £60.00


12070. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge: The Penny Magazine.

London: 1832. A single volume. 280 pp. illustrated with wood engravings. Contains no's 6, May 5, 1832 to issue no 83, July 20, 1833, half leather and marbled boards, showing some wear and rubbing, spine splitting from boards but firm.Condition is otherwise very good. one issue is devoted to the Manchester Liverpool railway with illustrations. This popular magazine was issued from the 31st Mar. 1832 to the 31st Oct. 1845. It was a rival of the SPCK's Saturday Magazine. This was created by The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in response to Chamber's Educational Journal. It needed a large circulation amongst a working class audience but its popularity waned partly due to its Whiggish political slant. £65.00


11609. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge: The Penny Magazine.

London: 1835. A single volume. 472 pp. illustrated with wood engravings. Contains no's 177, Jan. 3rd 1835 to issue no 235, half leather and marbled boards, showing some wear and rubbing, four pages are torn with significant loss. Condition is otherwise good. This popular magazine was issued from the 31st Mar. 1832 to the 31st Oct. 1845. It was a rival of the SPCK's Saturday Magazine. This was created by The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in response to Chamber's Educational Journal. It needed a large circulation amonst a working class audience but its popularity waned partly due to its Whiggish political slant. £65.00


10262. The Sphere: The Sphere.

London: The Sphere Vol. C. No. 1307 Feb. 7, 1925. The Sphere tabloid Society magazine. Articles include, the world's largest submarine undergoes trials at Spithead, the most talked of plays in London, A Thames tunnel to relieve traffic congestion, the return to a Gold Standard,a new Nile bridge and others. £5.00


16598. The Times: Fifty Years Memories and Contrasts A Composite Picture of the Period 1882-1932 by Twenty-seven Contributors to The Times.

London: Thornton Butterworth, 1932. Second impression. 223 pp. 23 x 15.5 cm. Twenty-seven articles that had appeared in The Times, penned by the great and the good to reflect on the changes in politics, society, youth, books, art, music, theatre, mucic hall, universities and schools, the churches, the Forces, law, civil service, medicine, the countryside, sports, and the Turf. Foreword by G.M. Trevelyan. Illustrated with some 140 photographs. Gold-blocked green boards which are a little faded, otherwise good. No dw. £10.00


7452. The Times.: The Times Register of Events in 1882.

London: At The Times Office 1883. 22.5 by 14.5 cms. xciv+214 pp. charts, original red cloth covers, in very good condition, very bright and clean. Contains the usual Parliamentary and annual summaries for 1882, the weather charts and reports for each day, the diagrams and reports of the Kew Observatory for each week, the monthlly summaries of the weather, a list of persons advertised for in the Times, obituaries, a careful daily register of all events foreign and domestic. The sixth of a series of annual reference volumes £42.00


7451. The Times.: The Times Register of Events in 1884.

London: At The Times Office 1885. 22.5 by 14.5 cms. clxx+215 pp. charts, original red cloth covers, in very good condition, very bright and clean. Contains the usual Parliamentary and annual summaries for 1884, the weather charts and reports for each day, the diagrams and reports of the Kew Observatory for each week, the monthlly summaries of the weather, a list of persons advertised for in the Times, obituaries, a careful daily register of all events foreign and domestic. The eighth of a series of annual reference volumes £42.00


7450. The Times.: The Times Register of Events in 1885.

London: At The Times Office 1886. 22.5 by 14.5 cms. clxxii+215 pp. charts, original red cloth covers, apart from a stain on the rear paste-down, in very good condition, very bright and clean. Contains the usual Parliamentary and annual summaries for 1885, the weather charts and reports for each day, the diagrams and reports of the Kew Observatory for each week, the monthlly summaries of the weather, a list of persons advertised for in the Times, obituaries, a careful daily register of all events foreign and domestic. The ninth of a series of annual reference volumes £42.00


7453. The Times.: The Times Register of Events in 1886.

London: At The Times Office 1887. 22.5 by 14.5 cms. clxxxviii+216 pp. charts, original red cloth covers, in very good condition, very bright and clean. Contains the usual Parliamentary and annual summaries for 1886, the weather charts and reports for each day, the diagrams and reports of the Kew Observatory for each week, the monthlly summaries of the weather, a list of persons advertised for in the Times, obituaries, a careful daily register of all events foreign and domestic. The tenth of a series of annual reference volumes £42.00


7455. The Times.: The Times Register of Events in 1887.

London: At The Times Office 1888. 22.5 by 14.5 cms. clv+216 pp. charts, original red cloth covers, in very good condition, very bright and clean. Contains the usual Parliamentary and annual summaries for 1887, the weather charts and reports for each day, the diagrams and reports of the Kew Observatory for each week, the monthly summaries of the weather, a list of persons advertised for in the Times, obituaries, a careful daily register of all events foreign and domestic. The eleventh of a series of annual reference volumes £42.00


7456. The Times.: The Times Register of Events in 1888.

London: At The Times Office 1889. 22.5 by 14.5 cms. cliv+216 pp. charts, original red cloth covers, in very good condition, very bright and clean. Contains the usual Parliamentary and annual summaries for 1888, the weather charts and reports for each day, the diagrams and reports of the Kew Observatory for each week, the monthly summaries of the weather, a list of persons advertised for in the Times, obituaries, a careful daily register of all events foreign and domestic. The twelfth of a series of annual reference volumes. The weather charts for the British isles are useful. £42.00


7457. The Times.: The Times Register of Events in 1889.

London: At The Times Office 1890. 22.5 by 14.5 cms. cxlix+216 pp. charts, original red cloth covers, in very good condition, very bright and clean. Contains the usual Parliamentary and annual summaries for 1889, the weather charts and reports for each day, the diagrams and reports of the Kew Observatory for each week, the monthly summaries of the weather, a list of persons advertised for in the Times, obituaries, a careful daily register of all events foreign and domestic. The thirteeth of a series of annual reference volumes, the daily weather charts of the British isles are useful. £42.00


11468. The Trades Union Congress General Council: The Book of The Martyrs of Tolpuddle 1834-1934.

London: The Trades Union Congress General Council 1934. The story of the Dorsetshire labourers who were convicted and sentenced to seven years transportation for forming a Trade Union. 28.5 by 22.5 cms. xv+239 pp. illustrated, hardback, no dustwrapper. £20.00


14240. Theal, George M'Call: South Africa ( The Cape Colony, Natal, Orange Free State, South African Republic, Rhodesia, and all other territories south of the Zambesi.)

London: T. Fisher Unwin Fitth Impression (Fourth Edition)1899. The Story of the Nations Series. xx+442 pp. map, illustrations, decorative boards, one ink annotation on p.167, otherwise in very good condition. £20.00


11414. Thompson, Paul with Wailey, Tony and Lummis, Trevor: Living the Fishing.

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983 398 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. A book about the past and the future of all who live from the sea. Illustrated, hardback, in a dustwrapper. Dustwrapper spine a little sunfaded otherwise in very good condition. £9.50


9928. Trevelyn, George: Garibaldi being Garibaldi's Defence of The Roman Republic, Garibaldi and The Thousand, Garibaldi and the Making of Italy.

London: Longmans 1933. This is the first reissue of the earlier three volumes as a single vol. This meant the omission of appendices, bibliographies indexes, many illustrations and some maps. xxvi+326+327+297 pp. illustrations, nine maps, no dustwrapper, Rugby school prize plate on front pastedown. a little wear, spine sun faded, but in generally very good condition. £15.00


6779. Union of South Africa Bureau of Census and Statistics: Official Year Book of the Union and of Basutoland, Bechuanaland Protectorate and Swaziland no. 26 - 1950.

Pretoria: 1950. viii+1448 pp. maps. An ex library copy with two small library stamps and library number. A little dusty and with corners bumped but a good copy otherwise. A comprehensive overview of South Africa. This is a heavy book with implications for postage. £25.00


14168. United Protestant Council: United Protestantism an Answer to Romanism, Anglo-Catholicism and Modernism. Verbatim Report of the United Protestant Congress held in London October 17th-19th 1922.

London: United Protestant Council 1922. 25 by 19 cms. 174 pp. cream coloured boards, gilt titling. Boards rubbed and a bit discoloured, minor foredge spots, otherwise in good condition. Sections include, Evangelicalism The Answer to Modernism, Protestantism and the Bible, Evangelicalism The Answer to Anglo-Catholicism, Protestantisim and the Nations, Evangelicalism Its Abiding Principles, Protestantism, Its message for Today. £35.00


18218. Voltaire: Histoire de Charles XII et Histoire de Russie sous Pierre Le Grand.

Paris: Librairie de Firmin Didot Freres, 1853. 548 pp. 18 x 11.5 cm. Frontispiece portrait of Voltaire. Full leather binding, six panelled spine with decorative gilt panels and original gilt lettered red label, narrow decorative border to front and rear boards, a.e.g., and marbled endpapers. Slight rubbing and shelfwear, and scattered light foxing, otherwise in good condition. £25.00


7766. Walsh, James J.: Education How Old the New.

New York: Fordham University Press 2nd imp.1911. viii+459 pp. In very good condition. Subjects include, the first modern university, medieval scientific universities, ideal popular education, cycles of feminine education, the church and feminine education, origins in American education, the medical profession for six thousand years, university medical schools, the college man in life and New Englandism. Written from a Catholic perspective. £12.00


17839. Warrand, Duncan, editor: More Culloden Papers Vol. III 1725 to 1745.

Inverness: Robert Carruthers & Sons, 1927. First edition. vii + 256 pp. 26 x 19.5 cm. 2 full-page portraits. Index. Gold-blocked green boards. Bruised corners, o/w fresh copy in good condition.. £75.00


6962. Watney, John: The Irish Americans Emigration to the New World.

Pitkin Guides: Andover, 1995. 21 pp. 24 x 17 cm. The Pitkin Guide with Irish American Heritage Trail in Ireland. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated laminated card covers. Very good condition. £5.00


58. Watts, CC: Dawn in Swaziland.

London: 1922. viii+127 pp. illustrated, v. g. A very interesting account of the history and culture of Swaziland. £10.00


13191. Wellington, The Duke of, editor: Civil Correspondence and Memoranda of Field Marshal Arthur Duke of Wellington, K.G. Ireland. 1807-1809.

London: John Murray 1860. xv+648 pp. Ireland from March 30th 1807, to April 12th 1809. This volume came from The Parliamentary Library of Northern Ireland, with a faded fore edge stamp, and a dark circle on the bottom of the spine where a library ref. no. has been. At some point it has been professionally rebound in an attractive dove grey cloth binding with new endpapers. Internally in a very tight, bright and clean condition. This Parliamentary library began in 1922. This was Vol. V, of a series of 15 volumes published between 1858 and 1871. Vols I-IV covered India and Vol V covered Ireland. (we have now only Vol III of the India set). On the spine the binder has placed the title India: Supplement to Wellington Despatches, which is incorrect. Titles in the series varied a little. These original editions do not seem to appear for sale very often. These letters are a fascinating record of events in Ireland during this period when Wellington was Chief Secretary. He was of course born in Ireland, and as Chief Secretary was considered firm but fair-minded, criticizing absentee landlords and prohibiting triumphalist processions. £95.00


12354. Whiston, William: The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus the Jewish Historian. Translated from the original Greek, according to Havercamp's accurate edition

Dublin: Printed by R. Reilly for George Ewing Bookseller at the Angel and Bible in Dame's Street 1751. Volume V only out of five. 360 pp + 138 unnumbered pages, these last being five separate indexes to the five-volume set: 1 - Sources and Histories of the Old and New Testaments; 2 - Authors Quoted; 3 - The OT parallel to Josephus Histories; 4 - Places; and 5 - Men and Memorable Things. Contains the bookplate of Henry Jenney, Esq, with elaborate arms and crest, on the front pastedown. (Motto: Sapere et Fari.) Jenney has signed the title page, and put the date November 8th 1749. Title page printed in red and black, endpapers not present, front joint tender, contemporary calf, quite worn, edge rubbed, six panel spine, raised bands, faded gilt decoration and original red and gilt spine label, internally clean. £50.00


3821. White, Henry: History of Great Britain and Ireland; with An Account of the Present State and Resources of the United Kingdom and its Colonies

Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1849 iv + 492 + 36 pp, 18 x 10.5 cm, in worn calf. Folding map. £45.00


12294. Willyams, Rev. Cooper: A Voyage up The Mediterranean in His Majesties Ship The Swiftsure one of the Squadron under the command of Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson...with A Description of the Battle of the Nile on the first of August 1798.

London: Printed by T. Bensley Bolt Court for J. White Horace's Head Fleet Street 1802. 29.5 by 24.5 cms. xxiii+309 pp. illustrated with 41 acquatint plates after drawings by the author, a folded chart, and an engraved dedication page, marbled endpapers. Half leather, red morocco, and marbled boards six panelled spine divided by gilt lines with gilt title and date. The spine has been professionally relaid, showing a little edge rubbing and shelf wear, internally very tight and bright. A very nice copy of this work. Willyams was a Clergyman serving on board and this is one of the best descriptions of the battle. £2250.00


11872. Woods, Carole: Beechworth A Titan's Field.

The United Shire of Beechworth in conjunction with Hargreen publishing company 1985. 224 pp. illustrated, maps, plans, hardback, in a v.g. dustwrapper, in very good condition almost as new. Covers the Owen's River District of Victoria. The town was administrative centre to a vast goldfield, the capital of the north west. A very good study. £75.00


7523. Young, Alexander: Chronicles of The First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay from 1623 to 1636.

Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc. 1975. now first collected from original records and contemporaneous manuscripts, and illustrated with notes. A facsimile reprint of the 1846 Boston edition. viii+571 pp. frontispiece portrait, small handwritten dedication on ffep otherwise almost as new. An important historical resource for the earliest history of the New England colony. £30.00

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