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The Gentleman’s Magazine: and Historical Chronicle July to December 1801, bound volume, complete with Supplement; worn half-calf, title label damaged, fine internally with all plates; together with The Gentleman’s Magazine for 1753 in poor condition.
Bentley’s Miscellany, Richard Bentley, 1840-1842, Vols. VII, VIII, X, XI and XII, half-leather, worn, hinges strengthened, one rebacked, four with new endpapers; good clean texts, plates with foxing varying from faint to heavy. (5)
Pamphlets and similar including Nixon’s Original Cheshire Prophecy, Thomas Richardson, c.1845; The Census…for 1881, Charles Tiplady, Blackburn; John Hubback The Parents in Jane Austen’s Novels, 1960; Trade Catalogue for Globe-Wernicke Elastic Bookcases, 1928; L.C. Martin Byron’s Lyrics, Nottingham 1948; and others. Original printed wraps, good to fine. (10)
Government Gazette: British Honduras, a bound volume for 1907, complete with supplements, tall quarto, half-leather, gilt, backstrip partly detached, fine internally. 255pp
Government Gazette: British Honduras, a bound volume for 1897, complete with supplements, tall quarto, half-leather, gilt, VG; a filing spike hole through the top of each issue and a few pages with ink marks in border. 329pp
Slavery in Jamaica: an archive of documents 1760-1828 concerning sugar plantations including eight inventories of negro slaves with their names, ages, skills and market values, all eight inventories dated 1759-1760; plus bundle of related correspondence & documents, mostly detailed letters from estate managers of the period 1760-1780. Condition is generally fine though a few documents have tears along filing folds.
[John Walker] Oxoniana, Richard Phillips, c.1807, sm.octavo, 4 Volumes, half-calf, gilt, marbled boards, new endpapers; engraved title pages to each volume, some toning to prelims. Bibliographic details tipped on to endpaper of vol.1. VG. (4)
William Blackstone Commentaries on the Laws of England, T. Cadell, 1793-95, 12th Edn, 4 vols; full calf, very worn, two with rear board detached; each with b/w frontispiece, light browning to prelims, good clean text. (4)
Robert Dent Old and New Birmingham, 1880; and 1860s/1870s Birmingham related Acts of Parliament in 5 bound volumes; one volume very worn, Dent’s history repaired. (6)
Maps of Africa from 17th to 19th Century, various sizes, including maps published by Edward Wells (2, c.1690), Wm.Faden (2, 1798), Cadell & Davies (3, 1802), John Tallis & Co (2, drawn by Rapkin, with engraved vignettes). Several hand-coloured in outline. Good to fine. (18)
Rudyard Kipling Rewards & Fairies, Macmillan, London, 1910, orig. gilt cloth, VG, uncut two sides, one of 775 issued; spotting to endpapers. This edition includes the first appearance of his poem “If” (pp.195/196). B/w plates. Fine internally
Assorted literature 19th to mid-20th Century; including R.W. Procter The Barber’s Shop, 1883; H.G. Wells first editions in d/jkts (5); John Locke An Essay on Human Understanding 1828, full leather; works by T.S. Eliot, Joseph Conrad, Evelyn Waugh; and others. Fair to VF (28)
Charles R. Elrington A Sermon, preached before His Excellency, Richard, Marquess Wellesley, Lord Lieutenant, President, and the Members of the Association Incorporated for Discountenancing Vice and Promoting the Knowledge and Practice of the Christian Religion, Ann Watson, Dublin, 1822, 78pp (including commentary), plus 156pp Appendix Containing the Receipts and Expenditures of the Association, list of members etc. Octavo,full diced calf, gilt, lacking title label o/w VG; inscribed by the author on free endpaper. Fine internally.
Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux Discours Prononce a L’Academie Francoise le quatre Fevrier 1743….lorsqu’il vint prendre séance a la place de feu M. l’Abbe’ de Hauteville. Avec la Reponse de M. l’Archeveque de Sens. Paris, 1743, title page + 22pp of text; later marbled boards, spine slight frayed; small bookplates of Lytton Strachey and Roger Senhouse. Clean text