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41. The Peerage of Scotland: Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom [2 vols.]


second edition 2 vols.759pp+xiv+9 b/w plates / 752pp+xiii+plates 10-17 VG+ (rebinds in full polished calf w.gilt dec.stamped borders,raised bands to spine w.gilt stamped compartments,sl.rubbed and soiled,sl.wear to extrems.,spine sl.sunned,marbled eps w.owner's armorial bookplate to front pastedown both vols.,prelims.and some margins sl.foxed,aeg) attractively bound folio set - heavy items

PUBLISHER: constable edinburgh 1813

KEYWORDS: scotland history genealogy biography peerage robert douglas john wood


42. Oeuvres Completes Seven Volume Set


complete seven volume set , octavo, brown half leather with gilt rule brown boards, gilt lettering to spine, (VG) moderate wear to pages with light chipping to spines and rubbing to boards allegedly the best collected edition rare to find as a complete set of seven volumes includes supplemental volume

PUBLISHER: Chez A. Imprimeur 1819

KEYWORDS: french languages autobiography denis diderot


43. The Historical, Political, and Diplomatic Writings of Niccolo Machiavelli in four volumes


Ex-library, first edition thus four-volume set, re-bound in half leather with brown cloth boards, imperial octavo, upper page edges stained brown, other page edges marbled, marbled eps, frontispiece with tissue guard, xli+420pp/464pp/488pp/iv+472pp, VG- (front board of vol1 completely detached, moderately heavy scuffing to spine sides, extrems & raised bands and to board edges, usu library markings including labels to front pastedowns and gilt library stamp to front boards, some browning to page edges)

PUBLISHER: james r.osgood boston 1882

KEYWORDS: literature politics history niccolo machiavelli christian detmold


44. A Narrative of the Persecution of Hippolyto Joseph Da Costa Pereira Furtado De Mendonca [2 volumes]


first edition 2 vols.[344/xxviii+344pp] [b/w frontis.portrait to vol.1] VERY GOOD (early marbled paper boards rebacked w.tan calf,boards rubbed and soiled,gilt bands to spines w.gilt-on-tan leather title label to spines,mod wear and chipping to extrems.w.corners rounded,eps strengthened at gutters,red pencil numbers to ffeps,upper corner of ffep in both vols has been clipped,prelims.and content edges sl.foxed,offsetting from portrait to title page of vol.1.,contents tight) scarce set

PUBLISHER: printed and sold by w.lewis london 1811

KEYWORDS: freemasonry history biography mendonca costa pereira furtado


45. The Story of the Malakand Field Force ; An Episode of Frontier War


first edition (colonial edition, which precedes the domestic edition) octavo illus boards, maps incl folding, errata slip tipped in, xiv + 336pp VG- (wear to extremities, cracking at spine edge, some soiling and discolouration, a couple of light library stamps) a presentable sound complete copy with no faults to folding maps

PUBLISHER: longmans green and co 1898

KEYWORDS: military boer war history malakand winston spencer churchill


46. A Clash of Kings


First edition (precedes US edition by a year), super octavo, blue boards with gilt lettering to spine, ii maps + 741pp, VG+ (v slight soiling & tannning to page edges) in d/w, nr fine

PUBLISHER: Voyager Harper Collins 1998

KEYWORDS: first edition Geroge RR Martin literature fiction fantasy


47. Travels Through Russia, Siberia, Poland, Austria, Saxony, Prussia, Hanover & c & c Undertaken During the Years 1822, 1823 and 1824, While Suffering From Total Blindness, and Comprising An Account of the Author Being Conducted a State Prisoner From th


first edition, two volume set, three quarter leather with marbled boards and raised bands, (1) xiv + 408pp (4 illus + frontis) (2) 383pp (4 illus + frontis). VG- (both volumes have damaged spines - leather partly detatched on vol1, both have a 3cm chip from head of spine -, wear to extremities. Internally sound with foxing varied but mostly light, owners details on fep) A RARE first edition set worthy of some restoration and priced accordingly

PUBLISHER: geo b whittaker 1825 london

KEYWORDS: travel russia siberia poland austria saxony prussia hanover james holman travel exploration history


48. History of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ireland (Volumes One and Two)


two volume set (volume one is re-issue of 1925 edition) (1) blue faux leather boards with gilt lettering, 543pp +11pp subscribers list, illus (2) first edition octavo blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, 381pp illus. Both books are VG+ ( light bruising to extremities, owners name in ink to fep of vol 1). Volume two is the extremely RARE edition (less than ten copies known to exist) with the added attraction of being an ASSOCIATION COPY - SIGNED by Parkinson on the title page, INSCRIBED by him on fep to W Bro G Norman Knight M A in grateful appreciation of happy collaboration, R E P, with the bookplate of Gilfred Norman Knight to front pastedown (Knight was the author of the Pocket History of Freemasonry) another bookplate below

PUBLISHER: lodge of research 1987 & 1957 dublin

KEYWORDS: freemansonry ireland grand lodge john heron lepper philip crossle r e parkinson signed


49. The Illustrated London News Vol. 2nd from January 7th to June 24th 1843


first edition, [includes supplements to issues 40 & 46 and May Garland supplement, and chronology of events], imperial folio, elaborate gilt decoration to spine, blind rule and design to boards with gilt central motif, gilt page edges, iv + 446pp (including 2pp index and 1pp index to engravings), illus, VG+ (occasional light foxing, most pronounced to prelims, internal gutters reinforced tidily), pages have a crispness and freshness which indicates little handling.

PUBLISHER: William Little 1843

KEYWORDS: journalism illustrated london news first edition history england


50. Hombre


First edition, ex library, lacks fep, RARE - predates US hardcover, octavo, red heavy card boards with black lettering to spine, 156pp, VG- (lacks fep, moderate tanning & foxing to page edges & eps, sellotape-residue staining to boards, heavy inscriptions in ink to fep verso, moderate staining to title page, foxing throughout, heavy sellotape-residue staining to eps) in d/w, VG (some staining to edges & elsewhere, sellotape-residue staining to edges)

PUBLISHER: Robert Hale Ltd 1961

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature western

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