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Amaryllis at the Fair

Richard Jefferies' classic of rural life
Richard Jefferies
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London, 1887
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Poems of Sir John Suckling

An attractive 1880s American pocket edition
Sir John Suckling, edited by Frederick A Stokes
Frederick A Stokes, New York, 1886
Poetry | Hard Cover

Helps to Godly Living

Devotional extracts from the works of Frederick Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury
Frederick Temple, selected and edited by J H Burn
Elliot Stock, London, 1899
Religions, Beliefs & Spirituality | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication

1882, two volumes, a very good set.
Charles Darwin
John Murray, London, 1882
Natural History | Hard Cover

Journal of Researches

1882, Darwin's travels on the H.M.S. Beagle
Charles Darwin
John Murray, London, 1882
Natural History | Hard Cover

The Descent of Man

Darwin's theory of evolution. Second edition, revised & augmented.
Charles Darwin
John Murray, London, 1882
Natural History | Hard Cover

Kinder und Hausmarchen

c1896, Dresden edition with four colour plates
The Brothers Grimm. Brüder Grimm (Wilhelm & Jacob)
Max Fischer, Dresden, 1895
Classics | Hard Cover

Active Service

Stephen Crane's novel of the Greco-Turkish War of 1897
Stephen Crane
William Heinemann, London, 1899
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Seamy Side, A Novel

from the library of Sir Andrew Barcley Walker's yacht, Cuhona
Walter Besant, and James Rice
Chatto & Windus, London, 1881
Fiction | Hard Cover | Association Copy

Rural Rides

Two vols, Cobbett's tour of rural England between 1821 and 1832
William Cobbett, with notes by Pitt Cobbett
Reeves and Turner, London, 1885
Travel & Exploration | Hard Cover

The Thousand and One Nights

Four vols (of 6), illustrated by Frank Brangywn
Edward William Lane, (translator), Joseph Jacobs (introduction). Illustrated by Frank Brangwyn.
Gibbings & Co, London, 1896
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

Journal of Researches

Third Minerva edition of Darwin's travels on the Beagle
Charles Darwin
Ward Lock & Co, London, 1889
Natural History | Hard Cover

Beethoven Symphonies 1, 2 and 3

Prize binding for musician Gustave Pradeau from the Conservatoire Imperial in 1863
Ludwig Von Beethoven
E Girod, Paris, 1860
Music | Hard Cover | First Editions | Leather Bound | Association Copy

Guide to the Cricket Ground

1867; with an example score-sheet and other action shots...a scarce early cricket title
George H Selkirk
Macmillan, London, 1867
Sports | Hard Cover | First Editions | Leather Bound

The Story of the Civil War

American Civil War history vol 1: from the beginnings to the opening of the campaigns of 1862
John Codman Ropes
G P Putnam's Sons, New York, 1894
Military & War | Hard Cover | First Editions

Handwritten verse by Charles Walter Couldock

The last verse of Life by Anna Laetitia Barbauld
Charles Walter Couldock
Not Published, Buzzards Bay, Mass., 1888
Ephemera | Soft Cover | Signed Copies

The Old English War-Horse or Shire-Horse (Signed copy)

Signed by Walter Gilbey, in an attractive red cloth and gilt binding
Walter Gilbey
Vinton & Co, London, 1888
Animals & Pets | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions

The Laird's Lykewake (Signed copy)

With handwritten poem from the author, a Glaswegian poet
Alexander G Murdoch, with an introduction by Rev. George Gilfillan.
Simpkin, Marshall & Co, London, 1877
Poetry | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions

What Maisie Knew

The first UK edition, 1898 [1897]
Henry James
William Heinemann, London, 1898
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

An Index to Periodical Literature

1853, an alphabetical arrangement by author and subject
Wm. Fred. Poole
Charles B Norton, New York, 1853
Reference | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs

2nd edition, and Morris's favourite of his own poems
William Morris
Ellis & White, London, 1877
Poetry | Hard Cover

A Guide to Ripon and Fountains Abbey

Harrogate and Bolton Priory, including a fold-out map
John Richard Walbran, revised by the Rev Canon Raine and William Fowler Stephenson
A Johnson & Co, Ripon, 1875
Topography | Hard Cover

Chaucer for Children, A Golden Key

With eight colour plates by Mrs H R Haweis
Mrs H R Haweis
Chatto & Windus, London, 1877
Childrens | Hard Cover | First Editions


In an attractive full leather binding by Clarke of Harrow
Walter Scott
A & C Black, Edinburgh, 1874
Poetry | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

Flying Visits

Harry Furniss's light-hearted travels travels around the British Isles
Harry Furniss
Arrowsmith, London, 1892
Travel & Exploration | Hard Cover

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