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Almanac for 1797.
Paris: 1797. 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: 255
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 40 US$ 49.01 | JP 5276]
Catalogue: Almanacs
Keywords: History, France, Miniature Books

 
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Almanac for 1800.
Paris: 1800. 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: 256
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 40 US$ 49.01 | JP 5276]
Catalogue: Almanacs
Keywords: Miniature Books, History, France

 
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The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue of the Industry of All Nations 1851.
London: Vertue, 1851. Great Exhibition Catalogue 1851. The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue of the Industry of all Nations 1851, published by G Virtue. 352 pages, size 34 by 26.5 cm. In original cloth-covered boards, decorated with gold stamping. Original spine relaid and with new endpapers. Many woodcut illustrations. Good to VG condition. Images available.
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Book number: 90
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 85.5 US$ 105.02 | JP 11306]
Catalogue: Exhibitions
Keywords: History, London, Expos

 
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Bacon's Large Scale Map of Croydon 1930.
London: Bacon, 1930. 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: 69
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 US$ 16.8 | JP 1809]
Catalogue: Maps
Keywords: London, Croydon, Surrey, Maps

 
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Bacon's Map of the Environs of London South-West.
London: G W Bacon, 1900. 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: 73
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.25 US$ 21 | JP 2261]
Catalogue: Maps
Keywords: Maps, London, History

 
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The Book of Trees: Descriptive of the Principal Timber Trees and the Larger Species of Palms.
London: Parker, 1837. 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: 342
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 34.25 US$ 42.01 | JP 4523]
Catalogue: Nature
Keywords: Nature, Botany

 
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The Book of Common Prayer.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1873. 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: 818
GBP 130.00 [Appr.: EURO 148.25 US$ 182.03 | JP 19598]
Catalogue: Religion
Keywords: Miniature Books, Religion

 
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British Navy List October 1914.
London: Wyman & HMSO, 1914. British Navy List October 1914, printed by HMSO & published by Wyman & HMSO, London 1914. A 975 page hardback in blue cloth-covered boards, with another 40 pp index and advertisements for naval charities. Size approximately 19 by 13 cm. The definitive guide to naval personnel just after the outbreak of the First World War. Includes lists of all serving officers, midshipmen, surgeons, chief engineers, gunners etc., plus details of over 500 ships, their officers, armaments, size etc., and a list of the casualties of the first two months of the war. Also contains information on the RNVR, the Royal Flying Corps, the Naval Air Section, submarines, uniforms, pay and conditions, awards etc. - a mine of information . Minor edge wear and loss to a corner of the last three pages of advertising otherwise G to VG condition. Images available.
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Book number: 1115
GBP 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 97 US$ 119.02 | JP 12814]
Catalogue: Naval History
Keywords: Naval History, Reference, Military

 
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Carte Particuliere des Cotes de France: Partie comprise entre Dannes et Ambleteuse 1840.
Paris: Depot-general de la Marine, 1888. Carte Particuliere des Cotes de France: Partie comprise entre Dannes et Ambleteuse, published by the Depot-general de la Marine Paris 1840. Originally surveyed in 1835 by the Ingenieurs Hydrographes de la Marine under Beautemps-Beaupre and engraved by Michel. This is the 1888 edition. With coastal features and the town of Boulogne shown in considerable detail and with four hand-coloured lights and lighthouses. On good quality paper size 102 by 79 cm. with one central fold. Has been rolled. VG condition. Images available.
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Book number: 1365
GBP 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 62.75 US$ 77.01 | JP 8291]
Catalogue: Maps
Keywords: Sea Charts, Maps, Marine

 
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Carte du Cours du Nil or Map of the River Nile.
Paris: Andriveau-Goujon, 1850. 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: 331
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 57 US$ 70.01 | JP 7538]
Catalogue: Maps
Keywords: Egypt, Maps, History, Africa, Exploration

 
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Carte Particuliere des Cotes de France : Partie comprise entre Berck et Dannes 1880.
Paris: Depot-generale de la Marine, 1880. Carte Particuliere des Cotes de France : Partie comprise entre Berck et Dannes, published by the Depot-generale de la Marine, Paris 1840. 1880 edition. Surveyed under the direction of Beautemps-Beaupre and engraved by Michel. A very detailed map of the coastal region and sea area near Berck and Dannes with 5 lights and lighthouses shown as hand-coloured additions to the map. On good quality paper size 104 by 72 cm. with one central fold. Has been rolled. VG condition. Images available.
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Book number: 1359
GBP 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 62.75 US$ 77.01 | JP 8291]
Catalogue: Maps
Keywords: Sea Charts, Marine, Maps

 
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Chemins de Fer de l'Ouest & de Brighton: Paris a Londres en 9 heures.
Paris: Chemins de Fer de l'Ouest, 1898. Chemins de Fer de l'Ouest & de Brighton: Paris a Londres en 9 heures, published by Chemins de Fer de l'Ouest, Paris 1898. In soft illustrated paper covers size 18 by 11 cm. 36 pages. In French. With timetables and ticket prices for the Paris-London journey plus times and ticket prices for travel to Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Dublin with some ideas for excursions. This was presumably the result of a collaboration with the London, Brighton and South Coast railway: there are also times and prices for tickets from London to many European destinations. Includes a potted guide to London, tips on taxis, currency etc. and some information on Dieppe. Rouen and Brighton, presumably places served by the same company. Some small engravings and a plan of St. Pauls Cathedral. Good to VG condition. Images available.
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Book number: 1464
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.75 US$ 56.01 | JP 6030]
Catalogue: Railways
Keywords: Railways, London, Paris, Guides

 
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Cheshire Lines Railway Map or Carriage Print.
Manchester: LNER and LMS, 1925. Cheshire Lines Railway Map or Carriage Print. Printed by Sever, Manchester circa 1925. On paper size 70 by 24 cm. London and North Eastern Railway & London Midland Scottish Railway map of the line from Liverpool to Manchester, intended for use as a map in a railway carriage. Colour. Covers an area from Southport down to Chester and the mouth of the Dee and Mersey in the west across to Manchester and Stockport in the east. Has been rolled. VG to Mint condition. Images available.
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Book number: 1582
GBP 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 114 US$ 140.02 | JP 15075]
Catalogue: Railways
Keywords: Railways. Maps

 
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The Child's Magazine and Sunday Scholar's Companion for the Year 1828..
London: Mason, 1828. 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: 349
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.5 US$ 35.01 | JP 3769]
Catalogue: Childrens
Keywords: Education, Childrens

 
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The Child's Magazine and Sunday Scholar's Companion for the Year 1828.
London: Mason, 1828. 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: 246
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.5 US$ 35.01 | JP 3769]
Catalogue: Education
Keywords: Education, Social History, Children

 
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Coloured Chart of the Thames Estuary: Tilsbury to North Foreland and Harwich.
London: Imray, Laurie, Norrie and Wilson, 1932. 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: 1290
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 23 US$ 28 | JP 3015]
Catalogue: Maps
Keywords: Sea charts, Marine charts, Thames

 
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Côte Nord de France: de Gravelines a Zuidcoote, Atterages de Dunkerque 1895.
Paris: Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine, 1895. Cte Nord de France: de Gravelines a Zuidcoote, Atterages de Dunkerque, published by the French Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine, Paris 1882. This is the updated 1895 edition. Surveyed under the direction of Ploix in 1879. Engraved by Legros. Includes sixteen hand-coloured lights and lightships and a very detailed depiction of the coast around Dunkirk. On good quality paper size 104 by 72 cm.with one central fold. Has been rolled. VG condition. Images available.
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Book number: 1367
GBP 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 62.75 US$ 77.01 | JP 8291]
Catalogue: Maps
Keywords: Maps, Sea Charts, Marine

 
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Côte Nord de France: Rade de Calais Sea Chart.
Paris: Depots et Plans de la Marine, 1892. Cte Nord de France: Rade de Calais published by the Depots et Plans de la Marine, Paris 1882. 1892 edition, surveyed under the direction of Ploix and engraved by Delaune. On a scale of 1:14400. Two lights or lighthouses have been added by hand-colouring. The town and coast are shown in great detail. On good quality paper size 104 by 72 cm. with one central fold. Has been rolled. VG condition. Images available.
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Book number: 1358
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 85.5 US$ 105.02 | JP 11306]
Catalogue: Maps
Keywords: Sea Charts Marine, Maps

 
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Côte de France du Cap de Creux au Cap Martin, a map of the Mediterranean coast of France 1914.
Paris: Depot General de la Marine, 1914. Cte de France du Cap de Creux au Cap Martin, a map of the Mediterranean coast of France, published by the Depot General de la Marine, Paris 1851. The 1914 edition. Covers an area from the Spanish border to Menton. Includes an area that has been pasted on to the original map, presumably an updated section, that covers the coastal region near Toulon. Includes many hand-coloured lights and lighthouses. With five sections showing the terrain inland and its major features such as mountains. On good quality paper size 104 by 72 cm. which has one central,fold and has been rolled. Has been reinforced to the reverse of the central fold. Occasional minor marks and rather grubby outside margins but map in Good condition overall. Images available.
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Book number: 1363
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 34.25 US$ 42.01 | JP 4523]
Catalogue: Maps
Keywords: Maps, Mediterranean, Sea Charts

 
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Cycling and Touring Map 60 Miles South of London.
London: Gall and Inglis, 1900. 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: 74
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.25 US$ 21 | JP 2261]
Catalogue: Maps
Keywords: London, Home Counties, Cycling, Maps, History

 
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Darjeeling and its Mountain Railway. A Guide and Souvenir.
Calcutta: Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway Company, 1921. Darjeeling and its Mountain Railway. A Guide and Souvenir issued by the Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway Company, published by the company, Calcutta 1921. In stiff red cloth covered boards size 25 by 19 cm. Gold-stamped title and decoration to front board. 107 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs and many engravings by F L Bussell, who also contributed to the text. Includes a double-page map of the Darjeeling and Sikkim region with railways, roads, glaciers etc. Corners of the boards slightly bumped but overall Good to Vg condition. Images available.
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Book number: 1066
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 85.5 US$ 105.02 | JP 11306]
Catalogue: Railways
Keywords: India, Guides, Railways

 
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Dickens Dictionary of the Thames from Oxford to the Nore, an unconventional handbook 1880.
London: Dickens, 1880. Dickens Dictionary of the Thames from Oxford to the Nore, an unconventional handbook, published by Charles Dickens, London 1880. In stiff cloth-covered boards size 16.5 by 12 cm. 268 pages plus about 50 pages of contemporary advertising. With 16 maps and plans that chart the course of the river from source to sea, plus detailed maps of Windsor, Reading and Oxford, a map of the university boat race course in London and another of the course of the Oxford regatta. Some wear to head of spine and a very slight chipping of the fore-edge, but overall Good to Vg condition. Images available.
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Book number: 1759
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 40 US$ 49.01 | JP 5276]
Catalogue: London
Keywords: London, Thames, History, Topography

 
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The Eastern Counties Railway Guide and Travellers' Vade Mecum.
Kings Lynn: Thew, 1918. The Eastern Counties Railway Guide and Travellers' Vade Mecum published by Thew, Kings Lynn October 1918 edition (No. 452, October 1918). In paper covers size 14 by 11 cm. 80 pages. Complete. Contains the timetables for the railways of East Anglia plus links to London, the Midlands and the North pand several pages of advertising, postal and delivery information etc. Good condition with some rubbing to edges of the covers. Images available.
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Book number: 1214
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 51.5 US$ 63.01 | JP 6784]
Catalogue: Railways
Keywords: Railways, Guides, History, Transport

 
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The Elements of Botany for Families and Schools.
London: Parker, 1854. The Elements of Botany for Families and Schools, published by J Parker, London 1854. In stiff cloth-covered boards size 14.5 by 10 cm.144 pages plus publisher's advertising. Illustrated with small engravings. Signature in ink to front endpaper dated 1859. Good condition. Images available.
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Book number: 353
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 23 US$ 28 | JP 3015]
Catalogue: Botany
Keywords: Botany, Education

 
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The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine. An Illustrated Journal, Volume I.
London: Beeton, 1866. The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine. An Illustrated Journal, combining practical Information, Instruction and Amusement. Published by Beeton, London 1866. Volume I. In stiff cloth-covered boards size 27 by 18 cm. with the title gold-stamped to the front. 384 pages. Contains several illustrations including two colour plates (possibly hand-coloured) and a folding colour pattern. Original owner's signature in ink dated 1866 to front endpaper. Occasional foxing and a tear with minor loss to the pattern. Head and foot of spine scuffed. Binding sound and overall in Good condition. Images available.
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Book number: 1325
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 40 US$ 49.01 | JP 5276]
Catalogue: Women
Keywords: Women, Crafts, History

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