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The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges and Ferns of Great Britain

1899, Anne Pratt's classic botanical title, revised by Edward Step and with 315 colour plates in four volumes
Anne Pratt, revised by Edward Step
Frederick Warne & Co, London, 1899
£150.00
Natural History | Hard Cover | First thus

A Short Account of the British Encampments

Lying Between the Rivers Rheidol and Llyfnant, in the County of Cardigan, and their Connection with the Mines (1866)
J G Williams
D Jenkins / The Observer Offices, Aberystwyth, 1866
£30.00
History | Hard Cover | First Editions

Three Men and a Boat

1889, first edition, later printing (probably the fifth)
Jerome K Jerome, illustrated by A Frederics
J W Arrowsmith, Bristol, 1889
£12.00
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

Tales of Terror and Wonder

1887, a compendium of Gothic ballads collected by Matthew Gregory
Matthew Gregory Lewis, with an introduction by Henry Morley
George Routledge & Sons, London, 1887
£20.00
Poetry | Hard Cover | First thus

The History of Freemasonry, Volume 4

1885, first edition of this volume of Gould's comprehensive history
Robert Freke Gould
Thomas C Jack, London, 1885
£40.00
History | Hard Cover | First Editions

The History of Freemasonry, Volume 3

1884, first edition of this volume of Gould's comprehensive history
Robert Freke Gould
Thomas C Jack, London, 1884
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History | Hard Cover | First Editions

The History of Freemasonry, Volume 2

1883, first edition of this volume of Gould's comprehensive history
Robert Freke Gould
Thomas C Jack, London, 1883
£40.00
History | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe

1858, with original memoir. Full leather binding, profusely illustrated
Edgar Allan Poe, illustrated by F R Pickersgill, John Tenniel, Birket Foster, Felix Darley, Jasper Cropsey, P Duggan, Percival Skelton, and A M Madot
Sampson Low, Son & Co, London, 1858
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Poetry | Hard Cover | First Editions | Leather Bound

The Complete Angler

1895 edition, edited by C H Dick
Izaak Walton, and Charles Cotton, edited by Charles Hill Dick
Walter Scott, London, 1895
£15.00
Sports & Hobbies | Hard Cover

An Unabridge Japanese-English Dictionary

1896. the first edition but in poor condition
Captain Francis Brinkley, and F Nanjo & Y Iwasaki, with the cooperation of K Mitsukuri & J Matsumura
Sanseido, Tokyo, 1896
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Language | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Book of the Farm

1871, volume 2 only (of two) of Henry Stephens' classic farming text
Henry Stephens
William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London, 1871
£40.00
Farming & Agriculture | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

Simple Lessons in Water-Colour: Landscape

1883, Vere Foster's lessons, with 8 colour plates
Vere Foster, colour plates after Frederick Jones
Blackie & Son, London, 1883
£30.00
Art | Hard Cover | First Editions

Dismal England

Robert Blatchford's 1899 socialist articles following on from his "Merrie England"
Robert Blatchford
Walter Scott, London, 1899
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Social Sciences & Anthropology | Hard Cover | First Editions

Imaginary Portraits

Pater's studies of fictional characters
Walter Pater
Macmillan, London, 1887
£12.00
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper

1853, in an ornate gilt binding by John Leighton
William Cowper, binding design initialled by John Leighton
Gall & Inglis, Edinburgh, 1853
£20.00
Poetry | Hard Cover | Fine Bindings

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

1876, an early printing of Lewis Carroll's classic
Lewis Carroll, illustrated by John Tenniel
Macmillan, London, 1876
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Fiction | Hard Cover

Ghost Stories and Presentiments

1888, Arthur Conan Doyle's first appearance in book form with five short stories of horror and the supernatural
Arthur Conan Doyle, contributor
George Redway, London, 1888
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Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

W. H. Smith's & Son's Plan of London with Index, c1875

A large fold-out coloured map of Victorian London
John Bartholomew
W H Smith & Son, London, 1875
On Hold
Maps | Hard Cover

The Mill on the Floss, Adam Bede, Silas Marner, and Scenes from Clerical Life

Four George Eliot novels, part only of a set
George Eliot
William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, 1890
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Fiction | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

Illustrations of the Principle Natural Orders of the Vegetable Kingdom

1874, a rare first edition with 109 hand-coloured plates by W H Fitch
Professor Daniel Oliver, illustrated by W H Fitch
Chapman & Hall, London, 1874
£300.00
Natural History | Hard Cover | First Editions

Guide to the Crystal Palace and Park

1855, illustrated and with maps, Great Exhibition interest
Samuel Phillips, illustrated by P H Delamotte
The Crystal Palace Library, London, 1855
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Topography & Local Interest | Hard Cover

RAILWAYANA original 1870s handwritten letter concerning George Stephenson

Disputing Stephenson's claim to have invented the Locomotive
William Beattie, and engine designer, to Rochdale Pioneer George Healey
Not Published, 1870
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Transport | Soft Cover | Handwritten

Oxfordshire Annals, 1869 (Signed copy)

Signed by John Marriott Davenport to Horatio Nelson Goddard, JP
John Marriott Davenport
E W Morris, Oxford, 1869
£40.00
History | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions

Original 1877 Rate Book for Bishop's Hull, Somerset

With handwritten entries of all residents
Not stated
Knight & Co, London, 1877
£100.00
Topography & Local Interest | Soft Cover | Handwritten

The Crusader's Christmas

c1890, covers cut in the shape of the crusader's armour, and with super lithographs
Broadbrim, illustrations by Frank Feller
The Art Lithographic Publishing Co, Munich & New York, 1890
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Poetry | Hard Cover | First Editions

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