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Guggisberg, Sir Frederick Gordon. The Gold Coast. A review of the events of 1920-1926 and the Prospects of 1927-1928.
pub. Accra. 1927 Pp. ii. 347. Folding maps, folding charts and photographic illustrations. They include, photograph of personnel, chart of cocoa consumption, 3 foot panoramic view of Takoradi harbour with work in progress 1926, folding coloured map of Takoradi Town and Harbour, folding plan of Prince of Wales College and School. Bound in original quarter green cloth with printed title on boards. Scans available. Very Good. (Book ref. 16221) £150.00
Gell, Sir William. Pompeiana: The Topography, Edifices and Ornaments of Pompeii, the results of excavations since 1819.
pub. London: Jennings and Chaplin. 1832. First edition. 2 volumes. Portrait, frontispiece, 88 (2 colored) engravings, 30 text cuts. Volume 1. Pp. xxiv, [4] list of plates, 198. Volume 2. Pp. [1], 207. Bound in original half deep moroco with marbled boards. The spines are highly decorated with gilt titles. Scans available. A Very good set. (Book ref. 16220) £248.00
Kinloch, M.G. J. Old Testament Lyrics.
pub. Edinburgh and London: Sands & Co. 1912 First edition. Pp. (ii), vi, 78.. Frontispiece. Bound in brown buckram; the front cover has a gilt border and a gilt illustration. A very good copy. Scans available. (Book ref. 16219) £38.00
Chapin, Walter. The Missionary Gazetteer comprising a view of the inhabitants and geographical descriptions of the countries and places where Protestant Missionaries have laboured , Alphabetically Arranged, and so Constructed as to Give a Particular and General History of Missions Throughout the World; With an Appendix Containing an Alphabetical List of Missionaries, Their Stations, the Time of Entering, Removal or Decease The author was Pastor of the Church in Woodstock, Vermont.
Pub. Woodstock: David Watson. First edition. Small 8vo. Pp..420. (The map is absent). Bound in original brown leather with lined compartments on the spine with red leather label and gilt titles. Apart from toning of the some pages a clean and readable copy. Scans available. (Book ref. 16218) £75.00
Creek, F. N. S. A History of the Corinthian Club with portraits and other illustrations..
Pu.b London: Longmans, Green. 1833 First edition. Pp.x, 282. 9 photographic plates, with groups of portraits on each page. An inscription on the end paper reads "To Mrs. Lorna Pirfield with the Compliments of the Committee of the Corinthian Casuals Football Club. Xmas 1974." Bound in original blue cloth with gilt crest on front cover and gilt titles on the spine. Scans available. Very good. (Book ref. 16217) £90.00
Douglas, George. (Teacher of Mathematics in the Academy at Ayr) The Elements of Euclid in which the Propositions are demonstrated in a new and shorter manner than in former Translations, and the Arrangement of many of them are altered: to which are added Plain and Spherical Trigonometry, Logarithms…
Edinburgh and London: C. Elliot and Longman. 1780 Second edition..Pp. viii, 172 + 92, Tables of Logarithms.17 folding plates. Bound in recent full leather with gilt titles. There is some foxing in the early part of the book and there tracking of worming in the top right hand corner of 9 leaves of the logarithms, with little effect on the tables. There is none in the text. (Book ref. 16216) £240.00
Peard, Lieut. George Shuldham(20th Regiment). London: Richard Bentley. 1855. First edition. Pp. viii, 248. The work is the result of a journal the author kept between July 1854 and July 1855. A report of the "scenes and incident worthy of one much abler Narrative of a Campaign in the Crimea; including an account of the Battles of Alma, Balaklava, and Inkermann.
P. London: Richard Bentley 1855. First edition. Pp. viii, 248. The work is the result of a journal the author kept between July 1854 and July 1855. A report of the "scenes and incident worthy of one much abler pen". Bound in a contemporary full leather prize binding with the crest of Mill Hills School with a presentation label on the fixed end paper dated 1855. There are marbled endpapers. The title label is missing. Scans available.A near Very good copy. (Book ref. 16215) £75.00
Ferguson, Robert. The Northmen (North Men) in Cumberland and Westmoreland.
London and Carlisle: Longman; R. & J. Steel. 1856. First edition. Pp. x, 228 , [1] errata. 11 chapters which include Pagan Worship, Sepulchral Remains of the Northmen, Runic Inscriptions, Scandinavian Names of Mountains, Rivers Lakes, Proper Names, Dialect. The work owes much to the facts in Mr. Worsaae's "Danes and Norwegians in England".Bound in original blind stamped brown cloth with gilt titles. Scans available. Very good copy. (Book ref. 16214) £85.00
Sommers, John. Account of the Parish of Mid-Calder, and Miscellaneous Remarks.
Pub.Edinburgh: For Private Distribution. 1838. First edition. Pp. 101. Frontispiece of Mid-Calder Church. Chapters include, Geography, natural history(winds, water, botany) : Civil History, session records, antiquities, witchcraft,: Population(amusements); Industry(farm labour, dairy produce) Parochial Economy(Parish Schools. Bound in original half leather with marbled boards. The book has the inscription "To Walter Dickson Esq. With best wishes from the author". Very good. Scans available. (Book ref. 16213) £100.00
ALLOM, Thomas (Drawn from original and authentic sketches, by); with historical and descriptive notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright. China, in a series of views, displaying its Scenery, Architecture, Social Habits, etc. Illustrated (4 Volumes in 2).
London: Fisher Son & Co. , London nd ( 1843 ) First edition. 4to. Four volumes in two [iv], 5-96pp, [iv] 5-72pp & [iv], 68pp, [vi] 556pp.Bound in original contemporary full red leather with gilt lines and highly decoratedpanels. the spine has six compartments with raised band with gilt decoration lettering to the spine: all edges gilt and , endpapers marbled. There are four engraved title-pages and a further 124 steel engraved plates designed by Thomas Allom. Engravings include Shanghai and Peking. The condition is very good. The corners are slightly worn but the covers spine are very good. Internally, there is a little occasional foxing in the early pages only.. Scans available. (Book ref. 16212) £1250.00
Fairman, William. The Stocks Examined and Compared on A Guide to Purchases in the Public Funds containing an account of the different funds from the Times of their Creation to the Year 1807; Including the Imperial and Irish Annuities, transferable at the Bank of England and the Stock of Public Companies. (extensive tables,) Statement of the National Debt; A view of the progress of the Sinking Fund and an account of the American Funds
London: Joseph Johnson, John Richardson and James Richardson. 1808 Fifth Edition, considerably improved. Pp. viii, 187, [1] advert. Bound in original covered boards with more recent beige spine but with original label mounted. Very good copy. Scans available . (Book ref. 16211) £110.00
Couper, Rev. W. J. KILBIRNIE WEST. A History of Kilbirnie West United Free Formerly Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1824-1924.
Kilbirnie 1923 First edition. Pp. 62. with 9 full page photographic plates. Interesting biographical sketches of the ministers of this church. Bound in green cloth with gilt titles. An excellent copy. Scans available. (Book ref. 16210) £32.00
Metcalfe Richard The Rise and Progress of Hydropathy in England and Scotland
London: Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent & Co, 1912. Second edition. Pp. xi, 307 with index. 21 illustrations. Bound in olive green cloth with gilt lettering. The second edition has a new introduction reflecting on developments since the first edition. Scans available. Very good. (Book ref. 16209) £35.00
Lorac, E. C. R. The THEFT of the IRON DOGS - first edition in dust jacket!
London, Collins Crime Club 1946. First Edition. Red boards lettered in black with the pictorial dust jacket. A very good copy in a similar dust jacket apart from a small piece missing from the spine title, namely the TH of 'THE'. An very good example of this crime. Scans available. (Book ref. 16208) £175.00
De Beer, G. R. Early Travellers in the Alps
Pub. London: Sidgwick and Jackson. 1930. First Edition. Pp. xx, 204 and 35 black and white illustrations including with folding map at the rear. Some illustrations are full plate and others in the text. Bookplate present. An excellent copy in a very good dust jacket, with a 2/6 label on the spine. Scans available. Very good. (Book ref. 16207) £45.00
Brun, Captain A.H. TROUBLOUS TIMES. Experiences in Bolshevik Russia and Turkestan
pub. London:Constable. 1931 First edition, Constable., Pp. 243. 28 black and white photographs and index. Capt. Brun was a Danish diplomat supporting prisoners of war and Aide de Camp to H.M. the King of Denmark. Bound in original orange cloth with a little spotting but has the rare dust jacket which some tears at extremities. Scans available. Very Good. (Book ref. 16206) £140.00
Stuart, Andrew. Genealogical of the Stewarts, from the earliest period of their authentic history to the present times. Containing a particular account of the origin and successive generations of the Stuarts of Darnley, Lennox, and Aubigny, and of the Stuarts of Castelmilk; with proofs and reference; and appendix of relative papers; and supplement containing copies of various dispensations found in the Vatican at Rome, in the course of a search made by the author in the year 1789...
pub. London: Strahan and Cadell and Davies. 1798 First edition. 4to. Pp. xxiii, 468. Bound in original half leather and marbled boards with raised bands and gilt titles. . An excellent copy. Scans available. (Book ref. 16202) £300.00
Pearson, Richard. Observations on the Action of the Broom-Seed in Dropsical Affections.
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, Longman and Barlow(Birmingham). 1835. First edition. Pp. vi, 15 with half title present. 3 hand coloured illustrations with tissue guards. Bound in original grained cloth with original paper label. Pearson was at one time a Physician to the Birmingham Hospital and later lecturer on material medica at the Birmingham School of Medicine. Very good copy. Scans available. (Book ref. 16201) £180.00
Anon. The North Irish Horse. Battle Report: North Africa and Italy.
Pub. Belfast: W. & G. Baird. 1946. First edition. Pp. 108. Large folding map of the campaign. Bound in original green cloth boards with gilt titles and illustration of a tank. Scarce. Scans available. Very Good. (Book ref. 16200) £110.00
Edwards, Amelia, B. Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers.
London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine. 1892. First edition. Pp. xix, 325. Over 140 illustrations, many full page and others in the text. Bound in original deep red cloth with gilt titles and illustrations. A small nick in the top of the spine has been repaired. A Bright copy. Very good. Scans available. (Book ref. 16198) £25.00