Selection from early 18th Century including Jeremy Collier (trans.) The Emperor Marcus Antoninus 2nd Edn, 1708; tracts by Daniel Defoe (2); Paterson's Roads (with 7 maps); Thomas Dugdale England and Wales Delineated, Vol. 2, with numerous engravings, 772pp; and others. Varied condition. (10)
William Sandford Phillips Considerations on the Increase and Progress of Crime, accompanied by documentary evidence as to the propriety and necessity of a revision and amendments of the existing penal statutes. With a View to the Abolition of corporeal punishments; and more particularly The Awful Penalty of Death. Liverpool, 1839. Octavo. Fine 20th Century rebind in gilt quarter-calf, marbled boards; viii, 83pp, lacking prelimary pages v & vi otherwise fine internally
George Catlin Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, 1892 reprint of the 1841 edition; two volumes, original gilt cloth, complete with the many plates, the folding map in facsimile. Wear to lower edge of front board of Vol.I, o/w VG. (2)
Manor of Newcastle, Stafford: 1615 copy document of a legal Agreement fixing the Fee Farm Rents within the Manor, the final leaf largely torn away, comprising 11 full pages of text, 41 x 34cm, with a later outer cover, all stitched together upper left; peripheral faults with some marginal loss of text, browned throughout. Reference is made to this document in Ward's History of Stoke on Trent.
Poems of Thomas Hood. Illustrated by Birket Foster, E. Moxon, 1872; quarto, orig. decorated cloth, gilt, worn at corners; 22 fine tissue-guarded engravings. VG
[Charles Benjamin Taylor, 1797-1875] A Fireside Book, or the Account of a Christmas Spent at Old Court, J.A. Hessey, London, 1828; first edition, sm.octavo, original boards, scuffed & marked, the later paper backstrip and title label fine; uncut; engraved frontispiece after George Cruikshank; small repair to corner of the Dramatis Personae leaf o/w VG internally, a few minor tone marks; no inscriptions; (3)229,(2)pp.
Edward Waring A Letter to The Reverend Dr.Powell….In Answer to his Observations on the First Chapter of a book called Miscellanea Analytica, and his Defence of those Observations, Thurlbourn & Woodyer, Cambridge, 1760, 47pp plus plate; bound with [W.S. Powell] A Defence of the Observations on the First Chapter of a Book called Miscellanea Analytica, T. Merrill, Cambridge, 1760, 38pp; and [John Wilson] A Vindication of the Miscellanea Analytica: in Answer to a late Pamphlet entitled Observations, &c. T. & J. Merrill, Cambridge, 1760, 22pp plus blank leaf. Disbound, remains of leather backstrip. Good clean text, plate and title pages. (3)
Don Eugenio de Ochoa (Ed.) Tesoro de los Romanceros y Cancioneros, Caballerescos, Moriscos y Otros, Paris, 1838; octavo, full calf by Clyde, some wear; gilt title; front endpaper with ownership inscription; minor browning to text. Lacks frontispiece. 582pp
[Daniel Defoe] Tracts and Pamphlets comprising A New Discovery of an Old Intreague: A Satyr levell'd at Treachery and Ambition; An Elegy on the Author of the True-born English Man; The Storm, An Essay; A Hymn to the Pillory; A Hymn to Victory; The Pacificator; The Double-Welcome: A Poem to the Duke of Marlborough; and The Dissenters Answer to the High-Church Challenge. London, c.1730; octavo, later quarter-leather over marbled boards; bound together with continuous pagination; lacks title and half-title. Commences at page 1. One gathering loose, some browning to text. 192pp. The final tract is not complete.
Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha, trans. Charles Jarvis, S.A. & H. Oddy, London, 1809; 2 vols, half-morocco, gilt, some wear; complete with plates but lacking folding map, the plates foxed and few leaves of text heavily browned. Four leaves with pieces missing from the margin resulting in a single letter missing from page 9 of Vol.1 o/w text unaffected. (2)
Henry Seebohm Siberia in Europe: A Visit to the the Valley of Petchora, in North-East Russia, John Murray 1880, inscribed by the author, colour plates and folding map; and James Simpson Side-Lights on Siberia: Some Account of the Great Siberian Railroad, the Prisons and Exile System, Blackwood, 1898, fox marks to folding-map and some pencil marks in text margins. Both original gilt decorated cloth showing some wear, inner hinges weak front and back. (2)
F.O. Morris A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, William Mackenzie [1866-80], Vols.1 and 2; elaborate gilt cloth, the spines worn at top & tail o/w VG; endpapers with ownership stamp (one endpaper loose); 80 quality chomo-litho plates. Some light browning to text.