[London]: 1846. Published September 26, 1846, in Punch with the caption “Prince of Wales. 'Here, Jack! Here's something... Read More about “Every Inch A Sailor&rdquo
London: Baldwin, Craddick & Joy, 1818. First edition. An account of all the grammar schools in England and Wales. Read More about A Concise Description of the Endowed Grammar Schools in England and Wales
London: Chapman and Hall, 1885. “The Ashburton Edition”. Read More about Thomas Carlyle's Works
London: 1820-1821. The Countess of Jersey’s Copies. Collection of pamphlets from the “Queen Caroline Affair” (1820), with the ownership signatures of the Countess of Jersey, Sarah Sophia Child Villiers (1785-1867). She was a banking heiress with a colossal income; her husband, fifth Earl of Jersey, famed as a foxhunter and..... Read More about Collection of Tracts and Speeches pertaining to Queen Caroline
N. P., Hamilton Palace and Jordans Hotel: 8, 5 and 3 February 1813. Friends of Religious Liberty. Concerning a meeting of the Friends of Religious Liberty [or Freedom] who were backing the cause of Catholic Emancipation. Holland writes about the meeting, mentioning that he had spoken with Lord Lansdown about..... Read More about A group of three autograph letters signed the first by Henry Richard Vassall Fox, Baron Holland...
London: R.S. Kirby, 11, London-House-Yard, 1813. A New Edition. WITH BUCHINGER PORTRAIT. In 1788 James Caulfield, author and printseller, began his work Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters of Remarkable Persons, a series of reproductions of old portrait paintings and copies of rare old or popular prints accompanied by letterpress biographies. This..... Read More about Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters, of Remarkable Persons from the Reign of Edward the Third to...
London: H. R. Young & T. H. Whiteley, 1819-20. Cruikshank, George. First Edition thus. In 1788 James Caulfield, author and printseller, began his work Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters of Remarkable Persons, a series of reproductions of old portrait paintings and copies of rare old or popular prints accompanied by letterpress..... Read More about Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters, of Remarkable Persons from the Revolution in 1688 to the End...
London: R. Norton for R. Roylston, 1677. Third Edition. Read More about Antiquitates Apostolicae; or, the History of the Lives, Acts, and Martyrdoms of the Holy...
Chatsworth: Dec 19, 1864. The Duke of Devonshire writes "with reference to the proposed new school for St Thomas' Brampton. I beg to say that I think it should be seen in the first instance what support the project obtains among those more immediately connected..." Read More about Autograph letter signed ("Devonshire"), to Rev. John Magens Mello about a proposed new...
Cambridge: at the University Press, 1964. Facsimile Edition. One of the rarest Caxtons (one of 4 known copies), the copy herein reproduced had been bought by H.P.Kraus in 1960 and traded to Cambridge for another Caxton. Read More about Vocabulary in French and English. A Facsimile of Caxton's Edition c. 1480. With Introduction by...
Geneva, London: Hotel Beau Rivage; Sunderland House, Sept. 10, 1921, July 31, 1919 respectively. Read More about Typed letter signed “Robert Cecil” and a card signed “Robert Cecil”
London: Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1794. "New edition, Corrected, and Improved" (i.e. third edition, first published in 1782). "Written to dispel the gloomy apprehensions of those who supposed that the country was in a ruined state at the close of the American war; and it successfully accomplished its object"..... Read More about An Estimate of the Comparative Strength of Great Britain, during the present and four preceding...
London: Feb 24, 1831. Chalmers was a Scottish mathematician, political economist and a leader of the Free Church of Scotland.Reading in part in a wretched hand:"I have just time to say that I have seen Dr. L---, and have recommended Pinhester (?) to him...but I am a ---shattered by the..... Read More about A.L.S. To Patrick Falconer, Gasgow
Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1903. First edition. Read More about The Mediaeval Stage
Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers, [ca. 1880's]. Facsimile of this chapbook, this bearing the numerals “ix. 3” along the lower margin. Read More about History of Fair Rosamond, otherwise Eleanor Clifford; and her Royal Paramour, Henry the Seond,...
[London: for Richard Royston], 1648. First edition, third issue (with pagination of sheet “G” corrected). A book so infrequently found with the portrait by Marshall that earlier bibliographies (incuding Pforzheimer, following Almack's lead) assumed that when one did appear, it was “tipped in”. Read More about Eikon basilike. The Portraicture of His Sacred Maiestie in His Solitudes and Sufferings
[London: Printed by Roger Daniel], 1649. Second edition. Read More about Eikon Basilike. The Pourtraicture of His Sacred Majestie in His Solitudue and Sufferings:...
[London] in the Savoy: printed by the assigns of John Bill, and Christopher Barker, printers to the Kings most excellent Majesty, 1671. A proclamation issued due oncerns that by departing in advance of their convoys, British trading vessels were putting themselves and their crews unduly at risk."Subjects Trading by Sea..... Read More about By the King. A Proclamation commanding all masters and owners of ships, to stay for their convoy...
London: printed by the assigns of John Bill deceas’d; and by Henry Hills, and Thomas Newcomb, printers to the Kings most excellen t Majesty, 1683. King’s Evil and the Royal Touch. From the Middle Ages in England and France it was believed that scrofula, or “the King’s Evil,” could be..... Read More about “At the Court of Whitehall the Ninth of January 1683. … Whereas by the Grace and Blessing of...
London: Printed for Samuel Holford, at the Crown in the Pall-Mall, 1686. First edition. Read More about Augustus Anglicus: a compendious view of the life and reign of that immortal and glorious...
London: E. Owen, 1737. First edition. A life of Thomas Sutton (1532-1611), founder of the Charterhouse School in Smithfield, London. Read More about An Historical Account of Thomas Sutton Esq; And of His Foundation in Charter-House
London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1867. First edition. Presentation copy. PRESENTATION COPY with “From the Author” on half-title. John Lodge Ellerton's copy. The British amateur composer wrote the opera “Domenica,”“Lucinda,”and “The Bridal of Triermain,” the first of which was produced at Drury Lany. In 1857 he published his noted oratoria..... Read More about Oswald of Deira: A Drama
Luton, England: 24 March 1578. Bedfordshire history. An indenture between Thomas Cheyney of Bramanyer, in the parish of Luton in the Countie of Bedford and John Partridge, who is described as a yeoman -- which is a comparatively wealthy non-titled farmer.It is compartively unusual to see a seal survive on..... Read More about Manuscript indenture from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England
Shanghai: Printed at The "North China Herald" Office, 1873. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed from the author to Douglas Jones on first blank. “The immense tracts of country available for purposes of sport and well stocked with game, the entire absence of game laws, and the friendly disposition of the..... Read More about The Sportsman's Diary for Shooting Trips in Northern China
[London: Printed at the Army-Navy Cooperative Society Limited, 1890]. Presentation Copy. A signed presentation copy from the author, John Bell-Irving, to Douglas Jones. Bell-Irving was a Scottish businessman and partner in the Hong Kong trading firm Jardine Matheson, and a director of the Hong Kong Electric Company. Jones was Secretary..... Read More about Diary of the Ewo Party Up-Country Shooting Trips in the Yangtse Valley, China. From Season...
all published in London: by various publishers, 1672-1693. All first editions unless otherwise noted. Kings and Clergy. Interesing collection of sermons from the Anglican clergy during the reigns of the Stuart monarchs Charles II (r. 1660-85) and James II (r. 1685-88) in which fears of a Roman Catholic dynasty led..... Read More about Bound Collection of 12 Sermons