Mackintosh, D., F.G.S.
The Scenery of England and Wales, Its Character and Origin: Being an Attempt to Trace the Nature of the Geological Causes, Especially Denudation, By Which the Physical Features of the Country Have Been Produced.
Longmans, Green & Co., 1869, first edition. Blind-stamped green cloth, losses to head and foot of spine, hinges rubbed and partly split. Front and back feps missing, front pastedown damaged, text block splitting between pages 176 & 177, otherwise very good condition. 'Founded on the results of many years' personal observations and illustrated by eight-six woodcuts, including sections, and views of scenery from original sketches or from photographs.' A geological description of the scenery of England and Wales.
8vo, 7 ¾ -9 ¾ inches tall
Panoramic Map of the Thames and Medway
Publisher: J. Reynolds, 174 Strand, a new edition, undated, c.1850. Bound in its original green cloth covered boards with titles in gilt on the top board and blind stamped decorations on both boards. The folding map is cloth backed. It is hand-coloured and both the map and binding are in very good condition.
The binding measures 25.5cm wide by 11.4 cm (about 10 inches by 4.5 inches), while the map, unfolded, measures 25 cm wide by 127 cm long (10 inches by 50 inches).
The binding has lightly bumped board corners and a very little light scuffing. The spine strip inside is a little worn. The map itself has some very light foxing spots, and a few very light marks, but it is generally clean and in very good order.
Three Hundred and Forty-Five Engravings On Wood Designed by the Most Celebrated Artists
Publisher: Chapman and Hall, 1875, new edition. Folio size volume, bound in the publisher’s green cloth, with titles and decorations in gilt and black on the top board and spine, and blind-stamped decorations to the back board. Very good condition, with light bumps and scuffs to the binding, and a small area of surface damage to the lower front corner of the top board. Inside, new endpapers, one library stamp to the title page, scattered foxing to the first and last few pages, occasional foxing spots here and there throughout, but mainly clean and bright. Top edges gilt.
A beautiful large book, filled with fine engravings of views of 19th century Rome.
Folio, 35cm tall (14 inches), xxi, 339 pages.
Le Tour Du Monde
Nouveau Journal Des Voyages
Publié Sous La Direction
De M. Édouard Charton
Et Illustré Par Nos Plus Célèbres Artistes
Publisher: Librarie Hachette et Cie, 1892. Bound with a red leather spine with titles and decorations in gilt, over red cloth boards. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Very good condition, some bumping to the cloth and leather, one mark to the cloth on the top board, scattered foxing to the endpapers and first and last few pages, occasional scatters of foxing here and there through the book, but mainly clean and bright. Text in French.
A wonderful book, packed with illustrations, mainly engravings after photographs, (the high definition of the day) illustrating articles about people and places all around the world. The engravings are both within the text and full-page. A great insight into the 19th century world.
Quarto volume, 2.3kg, just over 12 inches, 31 cm, tall, 428pp, 443pp (871 pages in all divided into two semesters).
Topographical and Statistical Description of The County of Kent
Containing an account of its Situation, Extent, Towns, Roads, Rivers, Minerals, Fisheries, Manufactures, Trade, Commerce, Agriculture, Fairs, Markets, Curiosities, Antiquities, Natural History, Civil and Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions &c.
Including A Particular Description of the Isle of Thanet.
To Which is Prefixed, A Copious Travelling Guide:
Exhibiting The Direct and Principal Cross Roads,
Inns and Distances of Stages, and
Noblemen’s and Gentlemen’s Seats,
Which Form A Complete County Itinerary
With A List of the Fairs and an Index Table Shewing, at One View, the Distances of all the Towns from London, and of the Towns from each other.
Printed, by Assignment from the Executors of the late C. Cooke, For Sherwood, Neely and Jones, undated but c.1818. Bound in half red morocco over marbled boards. Title on the spine in gilt.
This is a very interesting pocket-sized volume, a wonderful research tool, telling you all you need to know about Georgian Kent. It is further enhanced by marginalia in exquisitely neat handwriting adding further snippets of information. The book is illustrated with six small engraved views, which are pasted on to blank leaves throughout the book. I believe that these are original to the book and not a later addition. There is also a folding map with hand coloured elements.
The book is in good condition, the binding being scuffed and bumped, and with losses to the head and foot of the spine. The map and title pages are age-toned and foxed, and have some repaired tears and a small piece of loss from the bottom inside edge of the title page (no loss of text). The rear free endpaper is missing. There are occasional marks and scatters of light foxing throughout the book, but it is mainly clean, and is tightly bound.
12mo, 14.5 cm tall, 5.75 inches, 324 pages.
Broderick, George C.
English Land and English Landlords: An Enquiry Into the Origin and Character of the English Land System, With Proposals for Its Reform
Cassell, Petter & Galpin, published for the Cobden Club, 1881, first edition. Brown cloth, blind embossed, gilt titles on spine, some light marks, very good condition. Fep missing, very light foxing to edges, otherwise clean. 515 pp, plus 8 pages of advertisements.
8vo, 7 ¾ -9 ¾ inches tall
British and Roman Antiquities of N. Wiltshire. Maps.
Map of One Hundred Square Miles Round Abury (Avebury)
Shewing the British and Roman
Stone and Earthworks of the Downs of North Wilts.
By the Revd. A.C. Smith
1884, first edition. Green cloth boards with titles in gilt on the top board.
The hand-coloured map is divided into 20 sections, each mounted onto a map mount, most being two page spreads, but sections XVII a, b, c, and d mounted onto single pages. This is a fine large map of the archaeological landscape that includes Avebury and Stonehenge.
This map was published to be accompanied by a book, ‘Guide to the British and Roman Antiquities of the North Wiltshire Downs in a Hundred Square Miles Round Abury. Being a Key to the Large Map of the Above’.
The book is in very good condition, with slightly scuffed boards, which also have a little fading. Internally there are a very few light marks, but the book is otherwise clean and bright and tight in its original binding.
37 cm tall, 14.75 inches, tall.
Rev. T.W. Horsfield
Antiquities of Lewes
And Its Vicinity
Publisher: J Baxter, Lewes, 1824, 1st edition. Rebound in half tan leather over marbled boards, original title label laid on spine, which reads ‘Antiquites of Lewes’.
This is the first of two volumes, the second having been published somewhat later in 1827. It is a quarto volume with 29 plates, two copper plate engraved maps, one folding, one within the text, and 22 wood engravings within the text. There are also three folding genealogical tables.
The book is in good condition, with some ink stains to the top margins at the beginning of the book, where there is also a water mark to the contents pages. The title page has been cut down, probably to excise an ownership inscription, and repaired. The folding frontispiece and the first folding map have old repairs, but are intact and in good condition. There is some light marginal foxing, and occasional marks throughout the book, and some closed tears, most repaired. The lower corners of three leaves have suffered small losses, and these have been repaired. The folding genealogical tables are creased due to mis-folding, and have repaired tears and some reinforcing along edges. They remain perfectly legible.
This is a book of some charm.
Quarto, 27.5 cm tall, xvi, 344 pages, Appendix ‘Outlines of The Natural History of the Environs of Lewes by Gideon Mantell’ and six further appendices, xlvi (46) pages, index, v (5) pages, plus one page publisher’s advertisement.
Sharpe's Corresponding Atlas
Comprising Fifty-Four Maps, constructed Upon A System of Scale and Proportion from the Most Recent Authorities.
Engraved on Steel by Joseph Wilson Lowry with A Copious Consulting Index
Chapman and Hall, 1849. Folio sized, 19 inches by 14 inches (48 cm by 36 cm). Half leather binding, pages and maps disbound within the cover. There are three maps missing, number 2, the World -- Eastern Hemisphere, and numbers 6 and 7 -- England and Wales Railway Map North and South. The remaining fifty-one maps are all in very good condition. Maps 19 and 20 are really one map, a double page spread. Due to the disbound state of this atlas, some of the maps have some damage along the page edges, which does not affect the maps. Two maps have short closed tears which do intrude onto the map. The maps all have outline colours.
The contents are as follows;
1. The World - Western Hemisphere
2. The World - Eastern Hemisphere (missing)
3. The World on Mercator's Projection
4. Europe - With the Mediterranean
5. Great Britain and Ireland
6. England and Wales - Railway Map North (missing)
7. England and Wales - Railway Map South (missing)
10. France - Belgium - Switzerland
11. Holland and Belgium -Enlarged
12. Prussia, Holland and the German States
13. Switzerland - Enlarged
14. Austrian Empire
15. Turkey and Greece
16. Greece and the Ionian Islands - Enlarged
18. Spain and Portugal
19. Northern Sweden and the Frontier of Russia
20. Denmark, Sweden, and Russia on the Baltic
21. Western Russia From the Baltic to the Euxine
22. Russia on the Euxine
23. Russia on the Caucasus
24. Russia in Europe - General Map
25. Northern Asia - Asiatic Russia
26. South-Western Asia - Overland to India
27. South Eastern Asia - Birmah, China and Japan
28. Australia and New Zealand
29. Egypt, the Red Sea, and Arabia Petræ
30. Nubia, the Red Sea, and Abyssinia, to the Strait of Bab-El-Mandeb, and on to Aden
31. Asia Minor
32. Syria and the Provinces to the Persian Gulf
33. Western Persia
34. Eastern Persian
35. Afghanistan and the Punjab
36. Beloochistan and Sinde
37. Central India
38. The Carnatic &c.
39. Bengal &c.
40. India - General Map
41. North Africa
42. South Africa
43. British North America
44. Central America
45. United States - General Map
46. United States, North East
47. United States, South East
48. United States, South West
49. Jamaica - Leeward and Windward - With Jamaica on Enlarged Scale
50. Mexico and Guatemala
51. South America
52. Columbian and Peruvian Republics, and Western Brazil
53. La Plata, Chili, and Southern Brazil
54. Eastern Brazil.
This is a very rare atlas. The maps were published in 1848, and consequently those showing California still show it as part of Mexico. The territory was seceded to the US in 1848.
World War One Map:
German East Africa
Publisher: OSO, 1916. This is a World War One map of German East Africa, linen backed, 88cm by 71cm. The map is in good condition, with some wear and marks. There are some short tears along the folds, and some small holes in the linen where the holes meet. This is sheet D5, showing the area west of Dar-es-Salaam. At the top of the map is a pencil sketch of the profile of a mountain range, perhaps evidence of the map being used during the war.
World War One Map:
German East Africa
Publisher: Ordnance Survey, 1916. This is a World War One map of German East Africa, linen backed, 88cm by 71cm. The map is in very good condition, with some areas of light browning, and some marks to the exterior. There is a faint inscription on the front title section of the folded map. The map is mainly clean and bright. This is sheet B3, showing the area south of Victoria Nyanza.
World War One Map:
German East Africa
Publisher: OSO, 1915. This is a World War One map of German East Africa, linen backed, 88cm by 71cm. The map is in very good condition, with two areas of light browning, and some marks to the exterior. The map is mainly clean and bright. This is sheet C5, showing the area southwest of Kilimanjaro.
The Scotch Itinerary
Containing the Roads Through Scotland, on a
New Plan With Copious Observations
For the Entertainment of Travellers
Second Edition, Corrected, Improved and Enlarged
Two Complete Indexes,
And An Appendix
Illustrated by Maps, Of Scotland, and of Islay and Jura
Printed for James and Andrew Duncan, Glasgow, 1808. Full tree calf, rebacked in brown leather with five raised bands. Tall slender octavo, 20.5cm tall by 9cm wide.
The two folding maps are present and in good condition. They have scattered foxing and some short tears along the folds, most of which have been carefully repaired. The rest of the text block is exceptionally bright and clean.
This copy of the Scotch Itinerary has been bound interleaved with many blank pages for the traveller to make their own notes (none of them have been used). This at least doubles the thickness of the book, and is quite unusual. An uncommon book.
Pagination; title, dedication, 2pp advertisement, 4pp index, 3pp alphabetical index of places 1p explanation of marks and contractions, 147 pages, pages 1-27 appendix. The 147 pages of the main body of the text are numbered the same on each pair of facing pages, on the left being the details of the roads, and on the right the observations, with the exception of the final page which gives the contents of the Appendix.
Leigh’s New Pocket Road Book
Of England and Wales
Containing an Account of all the Direct and Cross-Roads;
Together with a
Description of every remarkable Place:
Its Curiosities, Manufactures, Commerce, Population, and Principal Inns:
To Which are added,
Pleasure Tours to the most Picturesque parts of the Country.
The Whole Forming a Complete Guide to Every Object worthy the Attention of Travellers.
Publisher: Leigh and Son, 1835, fifth edition, carefully revised. Bound in publisher’s green leather with titles in gilt on top board and spine. Folding hand coloured map bound in at the back.
This is a very nice pocket guide to the roads in England and Wales (from London to anywhere), in very good condition. The binding has bumped corners and scuffing. Internally, there is one owner name (from 1836) on the ffep, an area of water staining to the top corner of the page edges, which only shows on the pages in a few places, and in a very minor way. There are a few turned corners and occasional light marks, but most of the book is clean and bright and it is tight in its original binding. The map has a few very short closed tears, and one longer tear (pictured) which has been repaired.
Pocket sized, 15cm tall, 487 pages, plus 10 page publisher’s catalogue.
Leigh’s New Picture of London
Or, a View of the Political, Religious, Medical, Literary, Municipal, Commercial, and Moral State of The British Metropolis:
Presenting a Luminous Guide to the Stranger, On All Subjects Connected With
General Information, Business, or Amusement.
To Which are Annexed,
A General Plan of the Metropolis.
An Index to the Squares, Streets, &c.
A Panorama of Remarkable Objects.
Upwards of One Hundred Views.
A Plan for Viewing the Whole in a Week.
A Map and Description of the Environs.
Tables of Fares for Coaches, Cabs, Boats, &c.
By Assignment from Leigh & Co., Orlando Hodgson, 111 Fleet Street, and G. Biggs, 421, Strand. 1841, Eleventh Edition, carefully revised. Bound in publisher’s black leather with gilt titles on the top board and spine.
This is a fascinating guide to 1840s London covering every aspect of city life from swindlers to royalty via manufacturing, waterworks, the post office, the railways, workhouses, hospitals, the East India Company, and much more. The book is illustrated with 40 plates, most having multiple views, and there is one full-page illustration within the text, of the Hampton Court Maze. There are two folding maps, one of the Environs of London, the other, A Panorama of Remarkable Objects.
One plate was loose, and has been tipped in again, but has a little edge-wear and one foxing spot in consequence. The frontispiece plate has a little foxing around the edges. The rest of the plates are clean and bright, and include a cross-sectional view of the Thames Tunnel, with horses and carts going through it. The pages are mainly clean and bright, with the very occasional light mark, though the pages concerning the British Museum have most of these as it was obviously a prime visitor’s target, as it is today. One of the plates shows how different it was from the imposing building that exists today.
The maps are both creased from poor refolding and have wear to their edges, but this is relatively minor, and they are otherwise clean and bright.
The binding has bumped corners and head and foot of the spine, and surface scuffing. The book is in very good condition.
Pocket sized, 15cm tall, 507 pages.
The Beauties of England Comprehended in a Pocket Volume
Giving a Descriptive View of the Chief Villages, Market Towns and Cities, Antiquities, Houses, Parks, Plantations, Scenes, and Situations, In England and Wales; Including the Two Universities, London, and Westminster. The whole arranged According to the Respective Counties; And Intended As A Travelling Companion, To Point out Whatever is Curious either in Art, or in Nature
Publisher: Lockyer Davies, 1778, fourth edition improved. Binding recovered in plain brown leather with new endpapers, folding map frontispiece. This pocket edition is quite uncommon. The book is in very good condition. The folding map has some marks, and some closed tears, two with old repairs. There is some spotting to the title page, and here and there throughout, but the majority of pages are clean. A very interesting book.
19cm tall, 16 pages of prelims, including table of contents, 325 pages, plus 2 pages of publisher’s advertisements.
The Danube, Its History, Scenery and Topography
Splendidly Illustrated From Sketches Taken on the Spot By Arbresch and Drawn By W. H. Bartlett, Esq.
Virtue & Co., London. 4to. Original blue cloth with gilt and blind-stamped decorations on both boards and spine, all edges gilt. Very good condition -- a little chipping at the head and foot of the spine, corners bumped. The gilt decorations and edges are nice and bright, making this a very handsome book. Inside, there are a few isolated spots of foxing. The book is otherwise clean. The illustrations are an engraved title page and 80 full page, very beautiful steel engravings, including one map, all with tissue guards, and 71 wood engravings, equally good, within the text. The steel engravings are landscape and architectural, while the wood engravings include portraits and costume illustrations. 236pp.
4to - over 9¾" -12"tall
A Survey of London: Reprinted From the Text of 1603 (2 Volumes)
Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1971. Lithographically reproduced from the 1908 edition. Volumes in dark blue cloth with gilt titles, in very good plus condition, clean and bright. Dust jackets are price-clipped and have faded spines and one closed tear, and are in very good condition. A beautiful edition of this important work. Volume 2 has folding map in very good condition.
8vo, 7 ¾ -9 ¾ inches tall
S.C. Hall, Mr and Mrs
The Book of South Wales, The Wye and the Coast
Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co, 1861, first edition. Purple embossed cloth with elaborate gilt decorations on spine and top board. All edges gilt. Bumping to head and foot of spine, 1861 owner inscription on ffep. Very good condition. 250 beautiful engravings embellish this beautiful book. 512pp plus four pages of advertisements.
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾"tall
Echoes From the Counties
Bradbury, Agnew & Co, 1880, first edition. Quarter red leather, red cloth boards, gilt titles. Spine rubbed with small areas of loss at head and foot. 19th century 'Southern Counties Circulating Library' label on front cover and front endpaper, otherwise clean and bright. An unusual and somewhat rare book of vignettes about life in the English counties, with chapters on many and various topics including the Humber estuary, fox hunting, angling, birds, East Anglia, Agriculture, Woodland, and possible countryside reforms. A most interesting book.
8vo, 7 ¾ -9 ¾ inches tall