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Alexander's Expedition Down the Hydaspes & the Indus to the Indian Ocean. (half title: Alexander's Expedition, to the Indian Ocean. With Historical and Philosophical Observations.)

(Beddoes, Thomas, M.D., 1760-1808, father of the eccentric poet Thomas Beddoes.) / (Madeley: Privately Printed by William Reynolds) London: Sold by J. Murr 1792
first edition with the the book labels of Bloomsbury Group members Lytton Strachey and Roger Senhouse; quarto (leaves 26 cm. tall), [half title leaf], [title leaf], iii-viii, [1]-48, 49*-54*, 49-90, [1] pp., as issued, title vignette, 8 illustrations in text, the last is full page and the others are head and tail pieces, printed on gray-blue paper, a poem with the prose observations beginning at page [49]; original paper covered boards with leather spine and corners; binding worn with chipping at spine and front cover detached, damp staining on covers and endpapers but only at light and narrow line at top margin of text, a few margin smudges, text block well sewn and overall good; A very curious volume privately printed in the fairly remote village of Madeley, in his 1887 catalogue Bernard Quaritch states the compositor was a young woman (Murray was only the London distributor). The poem was written as a hoax in reaction to a discussion at the house of William Reynolds (this copy has an inscription on half title that reads "Presented to E. Lucy Leonard by Hannah Reynolds / Kelley Salop"; Leonard was minor poet Eliza Lucy Leonard who lived in Salop, Hannah was William's wife and has also drawn a gift label to ELL on front pastedown). Everyone was praising the poetry of Erasmus Darwin as "inimitable" but Beddoes had his own opinion, went home, wrote his own poem, and passed it off as Darwin's to his friends. When the poem was printed readers were left to draw their own conclusions. The uncredited illustrations are by the clerk of the local parish and intended to be mistaken for Thomas Bewick by the undiscerning eye. Martin (Privately Printed Books) p. 119. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: British literature, poetry, hoaxes, Alexander the Great

Item #: 835520

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$2,847.96

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Patents for Invention. Abridgments of the Specifications Relating to Ship Building, Repairing, Sheathing, Launching, &c. Printed by Order of the Commissioner of Patents.

Great Britain. Patent Office. / London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Splottiswoode, 1862
first edition; in 2 parts, [Part I. 1618-1860], xix, [1], 633, [1], [5] (ads for Patent Office publications) Part II. A.D. 1861-1866. xiv, [2], 750, [2] (including errata for first part), [8] (ads for Patent Office publications), chronological presentation, both parts include a name index and a very general subject index; library markings and later cloth but a sound and overall good set; includes some very innovative concepts e.g. Mr. Soul has patented a process that can not only flush water closets under the waterline but is equally useful for shooting cannons underwater. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: history of technology, shipbuilding, marine engineering, invention, Great Britain

Item #: 835435

$53.78

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Notes in England and Italy

Sophia Peabody Hawthorne / G.P. Putnam & Son 1872
1872 printing, 549 pp., original gilt & blind stamped henna cloth, minor ownership markings, some external wear, else good. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Literary, Literature & Fiction, England, Great Britain, Europe, Travel, Scotland women writers geography rrc

Item #: 835951

$4.17

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The Second Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England. Containing the Exposition of Many Ancient, and other Statutes. Authore Edwardo Coke, Milite, J. C. (Vol. I.)

Coke, Edward / London: Printed for E. and R. Brooke, 1797
Volume 1 only (this is only noted on the half title), last page number is 388 but the pagination very irregular with some page numbers duplicated with stars or daggers, as issued; library hand stamps and markings, an early leather binding worn with front cover detached, general light age toning to text but block still well sewn. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: law, Great Britain

Item #: 833964

$30.32

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The Antiquaries Journal. Vol. XIII, No. 1, January 1933.

Society of Antiquaries of London. / London (etc.): Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press, 1933
Volume 13, Number 4 only; approximately 95 pages, illustrated; text and original paper wrappers age toned but sound and good. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Great Britain, British history, antiquities, archaeology

Item #: 830322

$13.27

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The Antiquaries Journal. Vol. XIII, No. 3, July 1933.

Society of Antiquaries of London. / London (etc.): Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press, 1933
Volume 13, Number 3 only; approximately 120 pages, illustrated including folding plates and plans; original paper wrappers darkened and chipped, good. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Great Britain, British history, antiquities, archaeology

Item #: 830321

$10.96

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The Antiquaries Journal. Vol. XIII, No. 2. April 1933.

Society of Antiquaries of London. / London (etc.): Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press, 1933
Volume 13, Number 2 only; approximately 120 pages, illustrated including folding plates and plans; original paper wrappers darkened and chipped at extremities, interior very good. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Great Britain, British history, antiquities, archaeology

Item #: 830320

$13.02

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The English Race and America's Making. Pamphlet prepared under the supervision of Professors William A. Dunning, David S. Muzzey, Robert Livingston Schuyler of the History Department of Columbia University.

Dunning, William A., et al. / NY: Americans of English Lineage, 1921
first edition, prepared for the America's Making Exposition (other nationalities were also represented at the festival, even a Negro Night); 14 pp, library markings, first few leaves have light margin tattering and now disbound in self wrappers, complete text but working copy. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Great Britain, United States, Anglo-Americans, ZNI

Item #: 830293

$61.15

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Why British Labour Supports the War.

Seddon, J. A. / London: Printed by the Avenue Press, 1917
[12] pp, library markings and general age toning, disbound reading copy in self wrappers; previous to the war the author was a pacifist but now like other responsible labor leaders he is solidly behind the government for the duration, strikers are mischief-makers who should be sent to the trenches and conscientious objectors are blacklegs. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: World War I, Great Britain, organized labor, ZNI

Item #: 830310

$29.65

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Frank Holmes Johnson. [Born in New York City, March 10, 1875. Called from This Life In the Great South Bay, between Oak Island and Babylon, L. I., June 19, 1896.]

Meredith, R. R., et al. / NP: (privately printed) 1896
first edition; large octavo, 44, [1] pp, ex library, white original cloth worn and smoke damaged, text has an overall damp pucker, and now mostly disbound, complete and paper not fragile but working copy; a memorial service with text of the addresses, hymns, etc, while Frank and his friend Alfred Watts were rowing across the bay on a calm Summer afternoon they were seen more than half way across with no signs of distress, both were strong swimmers and knew how to handle a boat but inexplicably disappeared and three days later were found drowned in the channel, there is no mention of the sudden gale that the newspapers blamed. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: memorial books, mysterious boating accidents, Great South Bay, New York, JZX

Item #: 826822

$22.73

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The Huntingdon Peerage; Comprising a Detailed Account of the Evidence and Proceedings connected with the Recent Restoration of the Earldom; together with the Report of the Attorney-General on that occasion ...

Bell, Henry Nugent, / London : Printed For Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1820
To which is prefixed, a Genealogical and Biographical History of the Illustrious House of Hastings, including a Memoir of the Present Earl and his Family .., first edition; large quarto, viii, 403 pp., 2 portraits with one of them used as frontispiece, contemporary marbled paper covered boards with calf spine and small corners; binding rubbed at extremities with splits at joints, two private book plates. one modern and one armorial (Laurence Jopson Marshall), light age staining on early and late leaves, considerable age spotting on frontis. but not very noticeable on image, overall a good copy; the Huntingdon Peerage Claim was a complicated one, the claimant Captain Hans-Francis Hastings, R.N. was the sixth cousin of the eleventh earl, but successful. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Great Britain, peerage claims, genealogy

Item #: 822904

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$128.16

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Report of the Transactions and Excursions of The Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, at Their Annual Meeting ...1878. With a Paper on The History of the Town and County of Northampton by the Rev. W. Monk

Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. / Northampton/London: Taylor & Son/Hall & Co. 1878
reprinted from the Northampton Mercury; 56, 13 pp, light general age toning, extraction roughness at spine and now partially disbound in self wrappers. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Great Britain, archaeology SAM1

Item #: 822867

$14.38

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Jests e Merry Tales. Aspetti della narrativa popolaresca inglese del sedicesimo secolo. (Nuovi Saggi, 27)

Ferrara, Fernando. / Roma: Edizioni dell' Ateneo, 1960
first edition; vii, [1], 249, [3] pp, ex library in later cloth with portion of original wrappers mounted on front, general age toning, still a sound copy. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Great Britain, popular literature, humor, wit BBW QMJ

Item #: 819186

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$224.26

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Air Estimates. (1946 to 1963-64)

(Great Britain. Air Minstry.) / London: HMSO 1946
18 items; the first and last are shorter but most over 200 pages, mostly tabular with explanatory notes, includes expenses of civilian staff; library hand stamps and markings but sound and good copies in original paper wrappers. Volumes Included: 18

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Great Britain, air force, military aviation,

Item #: 819154

$66.87

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On the State of the Public Health. The Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer ... for the year (1962, 1963,1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1979,1980, 1982)

Great Britain. Department of Health and Social Security. / London: HMSO, 1963
13 items; length varies, each over 100 pages, some over 200 pages; library hand stamps and markings but all sound, good copies; the expected subjects but also the occasional special topic e.g. anglers have been using azo dye to color their maggots, not absolutely proved dangerous but they should keep them out of their mouths. Volumes Included: 13

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Great Britain, history of medicine, public heath

Item #: 819110

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$167.53

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Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes, 1944. Seventieth Annual Edition.

Kelly's Directories. / London: 1944
very thick octavo, lvii, [5], 1986 pp, library book plate and markings, red original cloth faded and frayed with back joint partially split, hinges cracked, text lightly age toned, good only. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Great Britain, nobility, peerage, upper classes, genealogy

Item #: 817789

$58.76

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Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes, 1952. Seventy-Eighth Annual Edition.

Kelly's Directories. / London: 1952
very thick octavo, lxii, 2260 pp, library book plate and markings, red original cloth faded and frayed at spine, text lightly age toned but still well sewn. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Great Britain, nobility, peerage, upper classes, genealogy

Item #: 817786

$20.10

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Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes, 1936. Sixty-Second Annual Edition.

Kelly's Directories. / London: 1936
very thick octavo, lvii, [3], 1940, 8 pp, library book plate and markings, red original cloth faded and frayed at spine, text light age toned and breaking into two sections, complete but good- only. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Great Britain, nobility, peerage, upper classes, genealogy

Item #: 817787

$33.30

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Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes, 1940. Sixty-Sixth Annual Edition

Kelly's Directories / London: Kelly's Directories 1940
very thick octavo, xxxix, [1], 2005 pp, original cloth, ex library, covers worn, 2 leaves corner chipped with substantial loss, working copy only. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Great Britain, nobility, peerage, upper classes, genealogy

Item #: 817788

$11.67

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Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes, 1935. Sixty-First Annual Edition.

Kelly's Directories. / London: 1935
very thick octavo, lvi, [2], 1926 pp, ex library, original cloth badly worn and missing spine covering, partially disbound and lacks some advertising pages, sold as is. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Great Britain, nobility, peerage, upper classes, genealogy

Item #: 817791

$15.75

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