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His Majesties Declaration Concerning His Subjects in Scotland [London 1640] [The English Experience No. 310] [His Maiesties Declaration Concerning His Subjects in Scotland]

By: Charles I, King of England; Sir F. Windebank

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Amsterdam and New York, Da Cap Press/Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd.: 1971

Edition: Facsimile Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 027019

ISBN: 9022103102

Condition: Fine


Red cloth, gold foil on black title panel on upper front cover and spine panel. As issued. Facsimile reprint of 1640 London edition. [vi],[ii],63 pp., frontis. Very scarce. The English Experience: Its Record in Early Printed Books Published in Facsimile, No. 310. View more info

Letters on Scottish Ballads from Professor Francis J. Child to W. W., Aberdeen [#46/50, INSCRIBED]

By: Child, Francis J.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Aberdeen, Scotland, Privately Printed at the Bon-Accord Press: 1930

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed Associational

Seller ID: 041438

ISBN: B0008A1YCU

Condition: Fine


Original dark blue buckram, lettered in gilt, deckled text block edges. Slight shelf wear, nearly as issued. No. 46 of an edition limited to 50 copies, hand-numbered on verso of main title, inscribed "to my respected friend, J. R. Rust / Lord Provost of Aberdeen; from / Will Walker." [vi],38 pp., frontis. portrait of Child. View more info

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads [Volumes I, II, III, IV, V Published in 3 Books - Complete]

By: Child, Francis James; George Lyman Kittredge (biographical portrait)

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Folklore Press/Pageant Book Co.: 1956

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 041608

ISBN: B00JIB34YQ

Condition: Near Fine


Complete in three (3) volumes (I-II, III-IV, V), uniformly bound in blue buckram, lettered in gold foil. Several top corners slightly bumped, text block edges a bit toned by age. Firm bindings, clean interiors. xxxi,508,x,515 + ix,521,ix,525 + ix,569 pp. Accompanied by original sales receipt from Pageant Book Co. issued to folklorist Samuel P. Bayard, dated Apr. 1956. View more info

The Prehistory of Scotland

By: Childe, V. Gordon

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, England, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006490

Condition: Very Good


xv + 285 pp. Dull red cloth, gilt lettering. Several news clippings pasted down to endpapers; book plate on front flyleaf. Dust jacket lightly soiled, with rubbed spine extremities and several small patches of adhesive-backed paper indicating anchor points for attachment (no marks to binding). Text block edges slightly foxed. View more info

Stonehenge Complete

By: Chippendale, Christopher

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London and New York, Thames and Hudson: 1987

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 027487

ISBN: 0500273553

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Slight shelf/edge wear, square and uncreased binding. Crease to top front corner, small area of surface paper loss to title page. 296 pp., illus. 2nd ptg.: 1989. View more info

Stonehenge Complete: Everything Important, Interesting or Odd That Has Been Written or Painted, Discovered or Imagined, About the Most Extraordinary Ancient Building in the World

By: Chippindale, Christopher

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press: 1987

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 027486

ISBN: 0801494516

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Slight shelf wear, one crease to an otherwise firm, square binding. Slight moisture exposure along top edge of the last several leaves, a minor cosmetic distraction. 296 pp., illus. View more info

Stonehenge Complete: Everything Important, Interesting or Odd That Has Been Written or Painted, Discovered or Imagined, About the Most Extraordinary Ancient Building in the World

By: Chippindale, Christopher

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press: 1987

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 046840

ISBN: 0801494516

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff color pictorial wraps. Slight shelf wear, minor thumbing mark to front cover, otherwise nearly as issued with square binding showing slight wrinkle but no stress creasing, clean and unmarked interior. 296 pp., 243 illus. View more info

Railway Machinery: A Treatise on the Mechanical Engineering of Railways; Embracing the Principles and Construction of Rolling and Fixed Plant, in All Departments. Illustrated By a Series of Plates on a Large Scale [Complete in 30 Parts]

By: Clark, Daniel Kinnear

Price: $2,000.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, and New York, Blackie and Son: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009143

Condition: Very Good


Complete in 30 Parts, as originally issued, in original pale green wraps, each Part separately bound but collectively unbound, with original prices per Part indicated at 2s. 6d. (British), 65 cents (American). Approx. 10 1/2" x 14". Illus. (as stated) by "a series of plates on a large scale, and by numerous engravings on wood." xxiv,335 + iv pp., illus. w/ 60 double-page engraved plates + 11 (numbered as 10) single-page diagram plates + 353 vignette woodcuts within text. A marvelous production. This set has been collated and is complete in terms of text, plates, and wrappers. I... View more info

Liturgical Services. Liturgies and Occasional Forms of Prayer Set Forth in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.

By: Clay, Rev. William Keatinge (editor)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Cambridge, England, The Parker Society [Printed at Cambridge University Press]: 1847

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 011486

Condition: Very Good


Lovely custom-binding by Potter & Son, Yorkshire. Brown 1/2 leather, with sawtooth borders in blind, gilt-decorated spine panel with mounted gilt on black title label, marbled boards and text block edges. xxxvi,695 pp. Leather is rubbed with some surface loss and/or exposure at corners and along joints, with slight separation for approx. 1" along top front joint. Mild surface and edge rubbing to marbled paper. Firm binding, clean interior beyond light foxing on blanks adjacent to endpapers. Book plate of former owner I. E. Lister-Empson (whose 1627 copy of the English "Booke of Common ... View more info

The Isle of Wight [The Little Guides]

By: Clinch, George

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 047899

Condition: Very Good


Dark blue limp leather, lettered and with front cover device in gilt. Mild rubbing to corners and along edges, surface rubbing along a portion of rear joint, chipped with minor loss and 1/2" separation at head of spine and upper rear joint. xii,184 pp., maps, plates, folding map at rear. View more info

Great Gardens of the Western World

By: Coats, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London and New York, Spring Books/Hamlyn Publishing Group: 1968

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 006453

Condition: Near Fine


Green boards, light surface soiling along edges, slightly rubbed extrems. Dust jacket shows very slight shelf wear, mildly soiled spine panel. 288 pp., illus. w/ color, b&w photographs, illus. endpapers. A lovely volume. View more info

Great Gardens of Britain

By: Coats, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London and New York, Spring Books/Hamlyn Publishing Group: 1970

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 006454

ISBN: 0600338444

Condition: Near Fine


Red boards, lightly rubbed at corners and extremities. Dust jacket is modestly chipped with tape repair at head of spine and some rubbing along top edge, with price clipped front flap, else decently intact. 288 pp., 40 plates in full color, approx. 250 b&w illus. View more info

Agony at Easter: The 1916 Irish Uprising

By: Coffey, Thomas M.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan and Co.: 1969

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 037280

ISBN: 0025266500

Condition: Fine


Dark mint green cloth, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Pictorial dust jacket shows short closed tear with crease along top front edge, price-clipped front flap with vertical crease, now in mylar. ix,[vi],271 pp., maps. Exceptionally scarce American 1st. View more info

A Day in the Peak: An Illustrated Handbook to Bakewell Church, Haddon Hall, and Chatsworth [Third Edition]

By: Cokayne, Andreas Edward

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 035631

Condition: Very Good


Original copy, appears to be rebound in thick cardstock boards, 1/4 cloth binding, with original front cover remounted. Ex-library, typically marked/stamped, but very durable and showing only light handling wear, perforation stamps to main title and final leaf of text. 136 pp., illus. View more info

A History of Richmond Park with an Account of Its Birds and Animals

By: Collenette, C[yril[ L[eslie]; G. Turner (intro.)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Wakefield, Yorkshire, S.R. Publishers Ltd.: 1971

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 017027

ISBN: 085409668X

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition thus, reprinting the scarce 1937 Sidgwick and Jackson first edition, limited to 600 copies. Red paper covered boards. Text block edges ever so slightly tanned, front board slightly warped, otherwise essentially as issued. Light shelf wear to dust jacket. xii,164 pp., illus. View more info

Country Rambles Round London, With Precise Directions for Fifty Routes, and Descriptons of Features of Interest

By: Collett, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, McBride, Nast and Company: 1913

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 019471

Condition: Very Good


Dark blue cloth, lettered and illus. in gray. Ex-library, only modest wear, did not circulate, perforation stamps to title page and final leaf of text, lacking rear flyleaf, institutional book plate on front pastedown. 266 pp. A bit rubbed at spine extremities and corners, but still presents well. Lacks folding map. View more info

Windsor Castle Official Authorized Royal Guide: A Comprehensive Description of Windsor Castle, Royal Collegiate Chapel of St. George, State Apartments, Royal Parks, Royal Borough of Windsor and Neighbourhood, with a Brief Account of Eton

By: Collmann, Leonard [Inspector of the Palace]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Woodbury Permanent Photographic Co.: 1896

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 035602

Condition: Good


Pale yellow wraps, lettered/decorated in brown. 3rd edition (1896). Ex-library copy, typically marked/stamped, perforation stamps to main title and final page of text. Moderate handling wear, approx. 10% loss to front cover (upper left, along joint). 87 pp., additional unpaginated advertisements, illus. including frontis. portrait of Queen Victoria. Scarce. View more info

The National Music of Ireland, Containing the History of the Irish Bards, the National Melodies, the Harp, and Other Musical Instruments of Erin

By: Conran, Michael

Price: $195.00

Publisher: London, John Johnson: 1850

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 041627

Condition: Good


Red cloth, decorated in blind, spine panel lettered and decorated in gilt. 2nd edition (stated). Cloth mildly soiled, corners rubbed with some exposure, minor loss at heel of spine and along upper joints. Cloth mended along a section of rear joint. xii,287 pp. Vintage owner's signature on front flyleaf and upper main title; signature of former owner (folklorist Samuel P. Bayard) on upper front flyleaf. View more info

England: Picturesque and Descriptive Reminiscences of Foreign Travel

By: Cook, Joel

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry T. Coates & Co.: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002870

Condition: Near Fine


Probable 1st U.S., copyrighted 1899, publisehd 1900. Complete in two volumes. Dark green cloth, elaborate gilt armorial crest device, gilt borders, gilt tops, gilt lettering and spine panel device. Extremely well preserved, fine bindings, showing only slight rubbing at bottom extrems. View more info

England: Picturesque and Descriptive Reminiscences of Foreign Travel

By: Cook, Joel

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Henry T. Coates & Co.: 1900

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 005805

Condition: Near Fine


Dark teal-green cloth, elaborately gilt-lettered, gilt tops, silk bookmarks bound in. Complete in two volumes. xii + 402 + viii + 412 pp., illus. w/ numerous photogravure plates (tissued guards), large folding color railroad map of England at rear of Vol. II. Former owner bookplates on front pastedowns of both volumes, slightly rubbed extrems and corners, else virtually as issued, very nearly immaculate. Clean, bright interiors, firm bindings. Solid Near Fine to Fine. View more info

England, Picturesque and Descriptive: Reminiscences of Foreign Travel [Vol. I + II, Complete - Custom Binding?]

By: Cook, Joel

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry T. Coates and Co.: 1900

Seller ID: 033443

Condition: Near Fine


Complete in two (2) volumes, uniformly bound in brown 3/4 cloth, marbled paper covered boards, ruled borders and lettered in gilt on spine panels, top text block edge in gilt, deckled edges. We have never encountered this binding variant on this title and suspect that the set has been rebound using the original boards (or that it may be custom, though there are no binder's tags present). In any case, a professional job with lovely results. Light rubbing along those portions of the edges not wrapped in cloth, otherwise presenting virtually as issued, with fully intact hinges, firm bindings, ... View more info

Highways and Byways in London

By: Cook, Mrs. E. T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co.: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 036194

Condition: VG+


Olive green cloth, lettered in gilt, top text block edge in gilt. Modest binding lean, spine panel somewhat sunned, otherwise only light shelf wear. xiv,480 pp., illus. Lightly soiled endpapers and text block edges. Decently preserved copy. View more info

Milton Keynes in the News

By: Cook, Robert, and Andrew Shouler

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Swindon, United Kingdom, WHSmith: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010722

ISBN: 0750928700

Condition: Fine


Black cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. 125 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. As issued. Slight shelf wear to dust jacket. Scarce. View more info

West Country Houses: An Illustrated Account of Some Country Houses and their Owners, in the Counties of Bristol, Gloucester, Somerset and Wiltshire, Being also a Guide to Domestic Architecture from the Reign of Henry II to Victoria

By: Cooke, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Wick, Bristol, England, Self-Published [Printed by Partridge and Love Ltd.]: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019348

Condition: VG+


Dark blue buckram, lettered in gilt. Minimally ex-library, non-circulating, small call number stamped on lower spine, stamped on introduction page only, institutional tag on rear flyleaf. Slightly sunned along spine panel and upper portions of both covers, otherwise only slight shelf wear. 184 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. List of subscribers, bibliographies, several dozen houses described in Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire Counties. Scarce 1st edition, self-published. View more info

The Palace of Westminster - Houses of Parliament

By: Cooke, Sir Robert; Margaret Thatcher (fwd.)

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Burton Skira Inc.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020927

ISBN: 2882490143

Condition: Near Fine


Green cloth, lettered in gold foil. Remainder mark on bottom text block edges, slightly soiled at bottom text block corner, otherwise nearly as issued. Dust jacket shows slight shelf wear. 431 pp., illus. w/ color, b&w plates. View more info