Browse by Date—1850–1899

Sidonia the Sorceress & The Amber Witch

Meinhold's Gothic romances
William Meinhold, translated by Lady Wilde and Lucie, Lady Duff Gordon
Reeves and Turner, London, 1894
Fiction | Hard Cover | First thus

The Descent of Man

Darwin's writings on evolution
Charles Darwin
John Murray, London, 1890
Natural History | Hard Cover

Serbian Folk-Lore

Second edition, 26 folkloric tales
Madame Elodie L Mijatovich, (translator), with an introduction by Rev W Denton
The Columbus Printing Co, London, 1899
Mythology, Customs & Folklore | Hard Cover


A first edition of one of Rider Haggard's favourites of his own work
Henry Rider Haggard
Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1890
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

The History of the Ancient Britons

illustrated with three maps
Thomas W Powell
T C O'Kane, Delaware, 1882
History | Hard Cover | First Editions

A Complete English-Latin Dicionary

including place names and christian names
J E Riddle
Longmans, Brown, Green and Longmans, London, 1850
Classics | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

Scenes et Comedies

from the library of Richard Cobden's daughters, and signed by Jane Cobden, an early campaigner for women's rights
Octave Feuillet
Michel Levy Freres, Paris, 1855
Drama | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | Leather Bound

Jadis et Naguère (Signed copy)

Verlaine's poetry, this copy signed by Frederick York Powell and Rachel Annand Taylor
Paul Verlaine
Leon Vanier, Paris, 1891
Poetry | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | Leather Bound | Association Copy

A Peep at the Pixies

1854, six fairy tales illustrated by Hablot K Browne (Phiz)
Anna Eliza Bray, illustrated by Hablot K Browne
Grant & Griffith, London, 1854
Childrens | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Royal Natural History

Vols 1, 2, 5 & 6, with 48 full page colour plates
Richard Lydekker, (editor), preface by P L Sclater
Frederick Warne, London, 1893
Natural History | Hard Cover | First Editions | Leather Bound

The Greek Gulliver

Stories from Lucian, including the Moon-Folk
Alfred J Church , illustrated by C O Murray
Seeley & Co, London, 1891
Classics | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

La Vie Artistique, Deuxieme Serie

The second volume, signed by artist Walter Spindler
Gustave Geffroy
E Dentu, Paris, 1893
Art | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions | Fine Bindings

The Book of Common Prayer

1866; with Gothic leather binding and brass corners & clasp
Not stated
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1866
Religions, Beliefs & Spirituality | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

The Collegian's Guide

Philatelist John Archibald Dunbar Dunbar's copy of James Pycroft's guide to University
James Pycroft
Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, London, 1858
School & University Registers | Hard Cover | Signed Copies

The Haunts of Men

First US edition, short stories from Robert W Chambers, including the American Civil War
Robert W Chambers
Frederick A Stokes, New York, 1898
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions

Sylvie and Bruno Concluded

1899; illustrated by Harry Furniss, a good reading copy
Lewis Carroll
Macmillan, London, 1899
Lewis Carroll | Hard Cover

Haydn's Dictionary of Dates

and Universal Information Relating to All Ages and Nations. Containing the History of the World to the Autumn of 1898
Benjamin Vincent
Ward Lock & Co, London, 1898
Reference | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

On an Ancient Mexican Head-piece, coated with Mosaic

An illustrated offprint from Archaeologia (1895)
Charles Hercules Read
The Society of Antiquaries, London, 1895
History | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Poetical Works of Walter Scott

c1864, in an attractive pressed leather binding
Walter Scott
Gall & Inglis, London, 1864
Poetry | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

The Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Science

1860 (Feb / May / Aug) with 15 plates, including harelips
McGlashan & Gill, Dublin, 1860
Health & Medicine | Hard Cover | First Editions

Eccentricities of the Animal Creation

1869; including a chapter and illustration on Mermaids
John Timbs
Seeley, Jackson & Halliday, London, 1869
Natural History | Hard Cover | First Editions

An Elementary Treatise on Mechanics

1863; with Devonport Dock-Yard Admiralty prize bookplate
Stephen Parkinson
Macmillan, Cambridge & London, 1863
Science & Technology | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

Jottings of Kent

1871; a reference copy
William Miller
Thomas Hall, Gravesend, 1871
Topography & Local Interest | Hard Cover

The Theatrical World for 1895

including the first reviews of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband
William Archer, with a prefatory letter by Arthur W Pinero and a synopsis of playbills of the year by Henry George Gilbert
Walter Scott, London, 1896
Film & Theatre | Hard Cover | First Editions

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

1876, with fine colour illustrations
Daniel Defoe
Thomas Nelson, London, 1876
Fiction | Hard Cover

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