Browse by Date—1850–1899

Dismal England

Robert Blatchford's 1899 socialist articles following on from his "Merrie England"
Robert Blatchford
Walter Scott, London, 1899
Social Sciences & Anthropology | Hard Cover | First Editions

Imaginary Portraits

Pater's studies of fictional characters
Walter Pater
Macmillan, London, 1887
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper

1853, in an ornate gilt binding by John Leighton
William Cowper, binding design initialled by John Leighton
Gall & Inglis, Edinburgh, 1853
Poetry | Hard Cover | Fine Bindings

A Dictionary of Roman and Greek Antiquities

1890, with nearly 2000 wood engravings
Anthony Rich
Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1890
History | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

1861, full leather binding with gauffered and gilt page edges
Lord Byron, introduction by Alexander Leighton
W P Nimmo, Edinburgh, 1861
Poetry | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

1876, an early printing of Lewis Carroll's classic
Lewis Carroll, illustrated by John Tenniel
Macmillan, London, 1876
Fiction | Hard Cover

Ghost Stories and Presentiments

1888, Arthur Conan Doyle's first appearance in book form with five short stories of horror and the supernatural
Arthur Conan Doyle, contributor
George Redway, London, 1888
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Folk-Songs of Italy

1887, a first edition but in poor condition.
Miss R H Busk, with Dr Giuseppe Pitre
Swan Sonnenschein & Lowrey, London, 1887
Mythology, Customs & Folklore | Hard Cover | First Editions

W. H. Smith's & Son's Plan of London with Index, c1875

A large fold-out coloured map of Victorian London
John Bartholomew
W H Smith & Son, London, 1875
Maps | Hard Cover

The Mill on the Floss, Adam Bede, Silas Marner, and Scenes from Clerical Life

Four George Eliot novels, part only of a set
George Eliot
William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh, 1890
Fiction | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

Illustrations of the Principle Natural Orders of the Vegetable Kingdom

1874, a rare first edition with 109 hand-coloured plates by W H Fitch
Professor Daniel Oliver, illustrated by W H Fitch
Chapman & Hall, London, 1874
Natural History | Hard Cover | First Editions

Guide to the Crystal Palace and Park

1855, illustrated and with maps, Great Exhibition interest
Samuel Phillips, illustrated by P H Delamotte
The Crystal Palace Library, London, 1855
Topography & Local Interest | Hard Cover

A Short History of the English People

1877, with Jessel bookplate and juvelnile signature of businessman Oliver Jessel
John Richard Green
Macmillan, London, 1877
History | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | Leather Bound

RAILWAYANA original 1870s handwritten letter concerning George Stephenson

Disputing Stephenson's claim to have invented the Locomotive
William Beattie, and engine designer, to Rochdale Pioneer George Healey
Not Published, 1870
Transport | Soft Cover | Handwritten

Oxfordshire Annals, 1869 (Signed copy)

Signed by John Marriott Davenport to Horatio Nelson Goddard, JP
John Marriott Davenport
E W Morris, Oxford, 1869
History | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions

Original 1877 Rate Book for Bishop's Hull, Somerset

With handwritten entries of all residents
Not stated
Knight & Co, London, 1877
Topography & Local Interest | Soft Cover | Handwritten

The Crusader's Christmas

c1890, covers cut in the shape of the crusader's armour, and with super lithographs
Broadbrim, illustrations by Frank Feller
The Art Lithographic Publishing Co, Munich & New York, 1890
Poetry | Hard Cover | First Editions

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, signed postcard dated 1899

The first woman to qualify as a doctor in Britain in 1865
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Not Published, 1899
Ephemera | Soft Cover | Signed Copies | Handwritten

A Farmer's Year, Being his Commonplace Book for 1898 (Signed copy)

This copy owned and signed by gardener William Robinson from Gravetye
Henry Rider Haggard
Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1899
Farming & Agriculture | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions | Association Copy

Bombardment of Scarbro by the Russian Fleet in 1891

1889, a rare, humorous, addition to Invasion Literature
Untruthful Thomas
Crown Publishing Co (Bonnett & Shum), London, 1889
Fiction | Soft Cover | First Editions | Annotated

Field Marshal Garnet Wolseley, handwritten letter from Brantford, Canada West, in 1866

Writing on promotions and his commanding officers
Field Marshal Garnet Wolseley
Not Published, Brantford, Ontario, 1866
Military & War | Soft Cover | Signed Copies | Handwritten

Field Marshal Garnet Wolseley, handwritten letter from Thorold, Canada, 1866

Offering an interesting view of military life and promotion prospects
Field Marshal Garnet Wolseley
Not Published, Thorold, 1866
Military & War | Soft Cover | Signed Copies | Handwritten

Field Marshal Garnet Wolseley, handwritten letter from Montreal, 1866

including the Fenian Raids
Field Marshal Garnet Wolseley
Not Published, Montreal, 1866
Military & War | Soft Cover | Signed Copies | Handwritten

Henry Scott Tuke, handwritten letter from Swanpool, Falmouth

Henry Scott Tuke
Not Published, Swanpool, Falmouth, 1895
Ephemera | Soft Cover | Signed Copies | Handwritten

Racing Reminiscences and Hints on Training

1897, a rare account of horse racing in India by jockey and trainer Jaffer Khan
Jaffer Khan
Thacker, Spink & Co, Calcutta, 1897
Sports & Hobbies | Hard Cover | First Editions

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