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Almanac for 1797
Paris, 1797. Book, 1797 Miniature Almanac. An almanac in French for the year of 1797 probably related to the Saxe-Gotha Almanac containing details of the royal families of Europe weather wine geography the power of Great Britain (20 pages on this!) population data weights measures currencies etc. along with an account of the principal events of 1795-96 beginning in July 1795. Approximately 200 pages. Size 10.5 by 6.5 cm. All edges gilt. In stiff red card covers which may not be original and with no details of publisher. Contents G to VG. Image available.
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Book number: 000255
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 39.25 US$ 42.75 | JP¥ 5497]
Keywords: Almanacs

 
Almanac for 1800
Paris, 1800. Book, 1800 Miniature Almanac. An almanac in French for the year 1800 probably related to the Saxe-Gotha almanac containing details of the royal families of Europe a chronicle of events from July 1798 to July 1799 a history of astronomy essays on the use of sugar and on street lighting a calendar with saints days phases of the moon and key dates in the Jewish year along with both Gregorian and Julian calendars for 1800 tables of weights and measures from a range of countries and a seven-page set of tables on the major cities of the world listing their location in terms of latitude and longitude distances and differences in time from Gotha etc. A fascinating oddity. Size 10.5 by 6.5 cm. All edges gilt. Approximately 250 pages. In stiff red card covers over original paper. No details of publisher. Contents G to VG. Image available.
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Book number: 000256
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 39.25 US$ 42.75 | JP¥ 5497]
Keywords: Almanacs

 
Bacon's Large Scale Map of Croydon 1930
London, Bacon. 1930. Book, Bacon's Large Scale Map of Croydon published by Bacon London circa 1930. On folding cloth size 66 cm by 48 cm and folding down to into paper covers 17 by 10 cm which also contain a 14 page street index. Map covers the area from Lower Streatham and Crystal Palace in the north to Purley in the south and from Beddington in the west to Shirley in the east. Very detailed map showing Crystal Palace and Croydon Airport and much of the inter-war housing development. Scale 4 miles to the inch. Map VG condition old and ugly tape repair to index. Image available.
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Book number: 000069
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 US$ 14.66 | JP¥ 1885]
Keywords: Maps

 
Bacon's Map of the Environs of London South-West
London, G W Bacon. 1900. Book, Bacon's Map of the Environs of London South-West published by GW Bacon London circa 1900. A map on folding linen size 68 by 63 cm covering an area from Hampstead and Uxbridge in the north Guildford and Reigate in the south. Shows all roads and railway lines (which have the names of the companies printed by each line) plus canals parks etc. Heights shown by hachuring. Scale one inch to the mile. VG condition. Folds into good cloth covers which have become detached. Images available.
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Book number: 000073
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 18.32 | JP¥ 2356]
Keywords: Maps

 
The Book of Trees: Descriptive of the Principal Timber Trees and the Larger Species of Palms
London, Parker. 1837. Book, The Book of Trees: Descriptive of the Principal Timber Trees and the Larger Species of Palms published by John Parker London 1837. A 1st edition. In half-leather binding with stiff marbled boards size 14 by 10 cm. 216 pages. Contains many engravings. Rubbing to corners boards faded and head of spine missing but binding and contents sound. Images available.
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Book number: 000342
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 33.75 US$ 36.64 | JP¥ 4712]
Keywords: Nature

 
The Book of Common Prayer
Oxford, Oxford University Press. 1873. Book, The Book of Common Prayer published by the Oxford University Press 1873. A miniature book size 9.5 by 6 cm. in a full leather binding. Spine has raised bands and is decorated with blind stamping. All edges are gilt. Corners and clasp are in brass which has the dull patina of age. The name of the original owner is in ink to the front free endpaper. Good to VG condition with an expertly relaid spine. Images available.
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Book number: 000818
GBP 130.00 [Appr.: EURO 145.75 US$ 158.79 | JP¥ 20417]
Keywords: Religion

 
Carte Du Cours Du Nil or Map of the River Nile
Paris, Andriveau-Goujon. 1850. Book, Carte du Cours du Nil a map of the course of the River Nile including Egypt Nubia Abyssinia and the Red Sea published by Andriveau-Guojon Paris 1850. Size 53 cm by 42 cm. A map on paper pasted onto contemporary linen folding in sections down to 17.5 cm by 14 cm. Decorative title (in French). Includes details of all towns and cities rivers roads and desert routes plus frontiers and hill and mountain ranges (shown by hachuring). Some (hand?) colouring of borders and coasts. VG condition. Images available.
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Book number: 000331
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 56.25 US$ 61.07 | JP¥ 7853]
Keywords: Maps

 
Cassell's Map of Greater London
London, Cassell, Petter and Galpin. 1885. Map, Cassell's Map of Greater London. Printed by Edward Stanford and published by Cassell, Petter and Galpin, London circa 1885. On folding linen size 76 by 68 cm. Scale one and a half miles to the inch. Covers an area from Boxmoor and Hemel Hempstead across to North Weald in the north and from East Clandon to Sevenoaks in the south. Folds into stiff original boards with the initials JHL gold-stamped to the front cover. Some occasional fading or sunning to part of one fold but overall Good condition. Images available. Good.
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Book number: 002247
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 84.25 US$ 91.61 | JP¥ 11779]
Keywords: Maps, London, History

 
Centenary of London's Main Drainage 1855-1955
London, LCC. 1955. Book, Centenary of London's Main Drainage 1855-1955 published by the London County Council 1955. A paperback size 28 by 21 cm. 30 pages. Illustrated with photographs and engravings. A wallet at the rear endpapers encloses a map of the sewers pumping stations and outfall works in London. Also includes a glossy guide to the exhibition commemorating the centenary. Edges of illustrated wrappers are rubbed but otherwise Good condition. Images available.
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Book number: 001679
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 US$ 30.54 | JP¥ 3926]
Keywords: London

 
Central London Tramway Plan 1905
London, House of Commons. 1905. Book, Central London Tramway Plan 1905. From the Royal Commission on London Traffic 1905 prepared and printed by the Ordnance Survey Southampton. On paper size 70 by 66 cm. Scale three inches to the mile. With a key to the 25 routes shown on the map. Colour. Covers an area from Cricklewood across to Stoke Newington in the north and from Putney Bridge to Brixton in the south. One small edge tear closed to the reverse with clear archival standard tape. Good to VG condition. Images available.
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Book number: 002054
GBP 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 61.75 US$ 67.18 | JP¥ 8638]
Keywords: London

 
The Child's Magazine and Sunday Scholar's Companion for the Year 1828
London, Mason. 1828. Book, The Child's Magazine and Sunday Scholar's Companion for the Year 1828. Published by J Mason London 1828. Half-leather binding. Stiff marbled boards. Size 12.5 by 7.5 cm. 192 pages. A series of monthly magazines bound into an annual. Many small engravings. A vehicle for the religious education of young people with prose poetry sermons homilies etc. Dedication in ink to front endpaper dated 1840. Good to VG condition. Image available.
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Book number: 000246
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 US$ 30.54 | JP¥ 3926]
Keywords: Education

 
The Child's Magazine and Sunday Scholar's Companion for the Year 1828.
London, Mason. 1828. Book, The Child's Magazine and Sunday Scholar's Companion for the Year 1828. Published by J Mason London 1828. Half-leather binding. Stiff marbled boards. Size 12.5 by 7.5 cm. 192 pages. A series of monthly magazines bound into an annual. Many small engravings. A vehicle for the religious education of young people with prose poetry sermons homilies etc. Dedication in ink to front endpaper dated 1840. Good to VG condition. Images available.
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Book number: 000349
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 US$ 30.54 | JP¥ 3926]
Keywords: Childrens

 
Coloured Chart of the Thames Estuary: Tilsbury to North Foreland and Harwich
London, Imray, Laurie, Norrie and Wilson. 1932. Book, Coloured Chart of the Thames Estuary: Tilsbury to North Foreland and Harwich published by Imray Laurie Norrie and Wilson London 1932. A large folding map on linen on a scale of two miles to the inch. Folds into stiff cloth-covered boards. VG condition. Images available.
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Book number: 001290
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 US$ 24.43 | JP¥ 3141]
Keywords: Maps

 
Correspondence Relating to the Proposed Construction of a Channel Tunnel, Presented to Both Houses of Parliament
London, Parliament. 1882. Book, Correspondence Relating to the Proposed Construction of a Channel Tunnel presented to both Houses of Parliament and printed at the War Office by Harrison London 1882. In stiff cloth covered boards size 33 by 21 cm. 366 pages. The title is gold stamped to the front as is the name W R Stevens. Some wear to head and foot of spine but overall in Good condition. Images available.
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Book number: 002015
GBP 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 95.5 US$ 103.83 | JP¥ 13350]
Keywords: History

 
Cycling and Touring Map 60 Miles South of London
London, Gall and Inglis. 1900. Book, Cycling & Touring map: 60 miles South of London published by Gall and Inglis London & Edinburgh circa 1900. Scale half an inch to the mile. On folding linen opening to 75 by 61 cm. Covers an area from London to Brighton extending as far west as a line through Hounslow Dorking and Worthing and as far east as Chatham to Hastings. Heights shown by hachuring. Shows all roads railways and stations plus details of the railway companies operating each line. VG condition. Folds into stiff cloth-covered blue boards. Image available.
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Book number: 000074
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 18.32 | JP¥ 2356]
Keywords: Maps

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