Abbey Antiquarian Books: Antiquarian
found: 457 books on 31 pages. This is page 1
- Next page

 
THE ANNUAL REGISTER, or a View of the History, Politicks, and Literature, for the Year 1820 Part II
London, Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy + others 1822 . Octavo half calf (covers detached and spine leather missing) 671-1400pp (Chronicle) +[18]pp index & errata. Library stamp on back of Titlepage but no other library marks, one marginal tear and slight browning to paper are the only signs of use. *Begins with President Monroe's message to both houses of Congress on Dec 1819 which seems to be the verbatim text (enclosed in repeated quotation marks) dealing with the broken treaty with Spain, the monetary problems encountered, costal survey and naval enlargement and increase in piracy as well as the death of Commodore Perry. Among scientific inventions Capt. Marryat's Life Boat, New barometers, safer coaches etc. as well as many patents described. Memoir of Sir Joseph Banks & others.
Abbey Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: V66946
GBP 38.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 US$ 48.15 | JP¥ 7246]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: history annual

 , COMPENDIOUS GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL GRAMMAR exhibiting a brief survey of the terraqueous globe : and shewing, the situation, extent, boundaries, and divisions of the various countries, their chief towns, mountains, rivers, climates, and productions; their governments, revenues, commerce, and their sea and land forces; likewise, the religion, language, literature, customs, and manners of the respective inhabitants of the different nations: and also, a concise view of the political history of the several empires, kingdoms, and states. Embellished with maps.
COMPENDIOUS GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL GRAMMAR exhibiting a brief survey of the terraqueous globe : and shewing, the situation, extent, boundaries, and divisions of the various countries, their chief towns, mountains, rivers, climates, and productions; their governments, revenues, commerce, and their sea and land forces; likewise, the religion, language, literature, customs, and manners of the respective inhabitants of the different nations: and also, a concise view of the political history of the several empires, kingdoms, and states. Embellished with maps.
London, W.Peacock 1795 Hand colored in outline Folding Maps (12 + frontis) by Russell . Duodecimo red roan gilt (spine quite chipped down at head/foot & heavily rubbed/tips worn) All Edges Gilt xxii+404pp +(4p index) 2 leaves nearly loose but clean and square. Nice 19th century inscription on FEP. All folding maps crisp and untorn with outline coloring. Maps: Chart of the world - East Indies - Spain and Portugal - France - Italy - Netherlands - United Provinces - German Empire and Switzerland - Prussia and Poland - Dominions of Russia - Sweden, Denmark and Norway - Great Britain and Ireland - States of America.
Abbey Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: V68561
GBP 248.00 [Appr.: EURO 290.5 US$ 314.23 | JP¥ 47290]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: geography maps

 
CORONAL,or Prose, Poetry and Art
London, Religious Tract Soc. 1858 Color printed plates (8) by Kronheim using the Baxter process incl. views of Niagara Falls & Loch Ness + flower bunches & humming birds . Small octavo red gilt cloth (faded/tips worn/1" tear to lower hinge) All Edges Gilt iv+251pp lacks REP & bookseller & binders stamp/ticket on EP & blank, minor foxing but mainly to margins. Short articles on Niagra Falls, humming birds, water lilies etc.
Abbey Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: V59400
GBP 36.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.25 US$ 45.61 | JP¥ 6865]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: color plates illustrated gift book

 
DAYS WITH SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY (reprinted from Spectator)
London, Macmillan Cranford series 3rd edition 1892 Illustrated by Hugh Thomson . BINDING of lovely gilt pictorial blue cloth octavo (tips slightly worn) All Edges Gilt 158pgs Blindstamped "Presentation Copy" on TP & with small neat inscription on margin of TP, EPs only are sl.browned else clean and V.G
Abbey Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: V55960
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 20.27 | JP¥ 3051]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: illustrated book

 
DEESIDE GUIDE descriptive and traditionary with photographs
Aberdeen & Edinburgh, Smith & Son/Menzies 1st edition 1885 Real mounted photographs (8) stuck into lettered plates . Small octavo ochre cloth gilt (tips worn/spine slightly snagged but neat and sound) (ii)+121pp Lacks map. Neat miniscule inscription on margin of TP dated 1885 some finger-marks but photographs in good condition. With later bookplate on FEP. The use of actual photos to illustrate books was costly and used for only a relatively short time in book production.
Abbey Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: V56963
GBP 38.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 US$ 48.15 | JP¥ 7246]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: Scotland topography photography illustrated

 , L'ECOLE DES PERES, suivie de la Mauvaise Mere, Contes Nouveaux
L'ECOLE DES PERES, suivie de la Mauvaise Mere, Contes Nouveaux
Caen, France, P. Chalopin 1788 Woodcut of the two fathers surrounded by medallions of 6 youngsters. . Duodecimo paper wraps 40pp. Two stories on the upbringing of young people. In order to assure himself that his son who has been indulged by his mother does not waste his life has a trick played on him so that he ends up choosing the right young lady to be his wife. The second story about a mother who favors one child above all her other children and the problems this brings. A quite rare and early chapbook.
Abbey Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: V70505
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 70.25 US$ 76.02 | JP¥ 11441]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: chapbook French upbringing

 
EPOCHS AND EPISODES OF HISTORY a book of memorable days and notable events. With numerous illustrations
London, Ward,Lock & Co 1890s) Many full-page and text illustrations . Prize calf gilt crimson calf Coat of Arms of Highbury House School on cover, spine with contrasting title label & compartments extra gilt between 5 faux bands and gitl rev.& dent. (tips slightly worn/lower hinge sl.scuffed) All Edges Marbled viii+ 768pp Prize bookplate on FEP to George Granville Richard Laughton. A handsome binding.
Abbey Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: V67594
GBP 13.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.25 US$ 16.47 | JP¥ 2479]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: prize binding English history

 
FLOWER'S POLITICAL REVIEW AND MONTHLY REGISTER Vol.VI (July to Dec. 1809)
London, Jones 1st edition 1809 . Octavo half calf (tips worn/hinges cracked but covers firm) xcviii+488pp+8p index *Monthly news of America -reported by this radically reformist paper in a very favorable light. Incl. extract from Dr.(Benjamin) Franklin on the Injustice and Iniquity of Privateering. Also much on Napoleon, East India Company etc.
Abbey Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: V57364
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 58.75 US$ 63.35 | JP¥ 9534]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: history politics America

 
FLOWER'S POLITICAL REVIEW AND MONTHLY REGISTER Vol.VII (Jan.to June 1810)
London, Jones 1st edition 1810 . Octavo half calf (tips worn/hinges rubbed) xcvi+560pp+11p index damp mark to beginning and index else unaffected. *Monthly news of America - reported by this radically reformist paper in a very favorable light eg. "Tolerations not so well understoood in England as in America or by Napoleon" etc.
Abbey Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: V57365
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 58.75 US$ 63.35 | JP¥ 9534]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: history politics America

 
FLOWERS OF THE HOLY LAND - FLEURS DE LA TERRE SAINTE - JERUSALEM
London, N P 1890 approx) 12 arrangements of flowers etc. facing page-mounted real photographs of captioned views in the photoplate . Oblong duodecimo (165x103mm) olive wood bevelled edges and carved with series of crosses with lower cover black lettered "Jerusalem" with decorated titled pink cloth spine. TP printed in blue in English and French with stylized floral border in blue. The photographs show horse drawn carriages only and unpaved roads, no buildings outside the city walls, and wooden houses at the Jaffa Gate. The pressed flowers are in good condition for their age and rather more elaborate, careful arrangements with some color retained than is usually found. There are as always a few minor losses to tips of some arrangements but all are pleasing in design.
Abbey Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: V65773
GBP 41.00 [Appr.: EURO 48 US$ 51.95 | JP¥ 7818]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: Palestine Holy land Jerusalem flowers photographs

 
HORTULUS ANIME dat is der sielen Bogaert…
Antwerp, Geeraert Smits 1574 woodcuts throughout [50] a few being duplicated . small Octavo (145x95) newer marbled calf on 4 raised bands housed in a modern faux leather splipcase.[tips of volume slightly rubbed] All edges darkened gilt. Titlepage supplied in pre Victorian times in handsome manuscript in red and black ink within ruled border. Publisher's details taken from the final index leaf. [9 of 10 ff thus lacking the first leaf of the Preface] + cclvi ff [lacking leaf 198 ] +3 leaves of index. All pages within ruled borders. The page numbers between Aa4 and Bb5 are erraticaly wrong but signatures and catch words follow on correctly. Some browning, minor soiling and gutter margin a bit tight but a very rare edition of the "Dutch Horulus animae", first edt of the prayer book was published in Strasbourg in 1498, but seemingly only 4 or 5 copies of this edt are traced. Printed in Gothic type within ruled borders with the calendar before the text printed in red and black. This edt was published just before the sack of Antwerp by the Spanish in 1576.
Abbey Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: V75313
GBP 980.00 [Appr.: EURO 1147.25 US$ 1241.7 | JP¥ 186873]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: devotional illustrations religion

 B***,M. [Antoine Bret]; [2nd work] [Rutledge,James (1743-1794)], LETTRES DE NINON DE L'ENCLOS au Marquis de Sévigné [Bound with] LA QUINZAINE ANGLOISE A PARIS, ou L'Art de s'y Ruiner en peu de Tems.
B***,M. [Antoine Bret]; [2nd work] [Rutledge,James (1743-1794)]
LETTRES DE NINON DE L'ENCLOS au Marquis de Sévigné [Bound with] LA QUINZAINE ANGLOISE A PARIS, ou L'Art de s'y Ruiner en peu de Tems.
Amsterdam, [London, but actually Paris], chez François Joly; [2nd work no publisher given] 1769, [1776 or 1777] Engraved portrait frontispiece of Ninon de l'Enclos. . TWO WORKS BOUND IN ONE VOLUME Duodecimo 18th century half-calf, marbled boards (hinges cracked but firm/head & foot of spine chipped/tips worn/spine label missing) Armorial bookplate William Powlett Powlett on front endpaper. First work (Ninon) in three Parts: [4], viii, 120; [2], viii, 120; [2], 128. Second work (Quinzaine) missing 1st 2 leaves including titlepage, begins with the Preface at aiii followed by the second title: [12 of xvi} 287, [1] pp. *Two books considered improper at the time,are here bound together,the first work disguising the presence of the second so that the spine reads only "Ninon de l'Enclos &c" Quinzaine .. is an amusing satirical work by James (or Jean Jacques) Rutledge which was published without attribution to him, first printing in 1776. DNB's article on Rutledge says: "this sketch, which depicts the rapidity with which a 'plunger' may be reduced to destitution by the harpies of Paris, and purports to be a posthumous work by Sterne, to whose works it bears no sort of resemblance. .. The writer states that attempts had been made to suppress the work in Paris". A later translation into English appeared as 'The Englishman's Fortnight in Paris' but there seem to be only two editions in French - 1776 and 1777. Both appeared without attribution to Rutledge and both given as London but probably printed in Paris, their collations also seem to be the same. Hence,lacking the titlepage in this copy,we cannot determine whether it is 1776 or 1777.
Abbey Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: V68766
GBP 290.00 [Appr.: EURO 339.5 US$ 367.44 | JP¥ 55299]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: memoirs improper French liaisons Englishman in Paris

 M.B.*** (ie M. Antoine Bret), MEMOIRES SUR LA VIE DE MADEMOISELLE DE LENCLOS par M.B.
M.B.*** (ie M. Antoine Bret)
MEMOIRES SUR LA VIE DE MADEMOISELLE DE LENCLOS par M.B.
Amsterdam, Joly 1754 . 3 Parts in One duodecimo marbled calf spine extra gilt with gilt lettered spine label (some worm damage to spine but covers well attached) All Edges Rouged half title, TP in red & black viii+120+viii 120pp 128pp in this edition the 2nd and 3rd titlepages seem not to be called for as the catchword for the next part occurs at the end of the previous part. Slight foxing but a neat tight copy of these letters of the courtesan to the Marquis de Sevigne, one of her lovers. *Most if not all these letters are spurious fabrications.
Abbey Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: V65650
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 58.75 US$ 63.35 | JP¥ 9534]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: letters French courtesan

 
MEMORIES OF THE COURT AND CABINETS OF GEORGE THE THIRD from original family documents.
London, Hurst and Blackett 1853 Etched frontispiece. . Volume I only (of 2), octavo roan spined marbled boards (spine damaged but covers still attached/tips worn/rubbed) viii +457pp +10pp of adverts. Society label with list of members requesting the book be sent to them in rotation dated between 1853-1854. Blindstamp coat of arms of F. Bartelot F.S.A. Portrait with slight pale foxing else clean and neat. *This volume deals with 1782-1788 & has much on Irish affairs, India & the King's illness and regency. Based on first hand documents of the protagonists - fine primary source for this period.
Abbey Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: V63361
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 58.75 US$ 63.35 | JP¥ 9534]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: English Irish Indian history politics

 
PUBLIC CHARACTERS OF 1799-1800 TO BE CONTINUED ANNUALLY
London, Phillips & sold by Hurst, Wallis etc. 1st first edition 1799 Folding frontis. of 30 line illustrations of Sheridan, Dr. Hutton, William Cowper et al. . Octavo full calf with gilt spine and 2 contrasting spine labels (split to spine but held by cords/top compartment of spine damaged/and chipped to foot of spine/tips slightly worn/rubbed).
Abbey Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: V66657
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 47 US$ 50.68 | JP¥ 7627]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: biography

| Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | - Next page