Browse by Date—1850–1899

The Spectator

c1870, a finely bound Victorian copy
Joseph Addison, and Richard Steele
William Tegg, London, 1870
Essays | Hard Cover | Fine Bindings | Leather Bound

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Fifth edition, and inscribed by the Duchess of Sutherland, whose family had a Wilde connection
Oscar Wilde, as C.3.3.
Leonard Smithers, London, 1898
Poetry | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | Association Copy

The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments

1866, with manuscript births and deaths of the Cook family of Shaw, Newbury, Berkshire
Not stated
University Press, Oxford, 1866
Religions, Beliefs & Spirituality | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

The Maiden and Married Life of Mary Powell

1642–1646, a fictional journal of John Milton's first wife
Anne Manning, but published anonymously
Arthur Hall, London, 1865
Fiction | Hard Cover

The Little Ragamuffins or, Outcast London

1884, A Story of the Sorrows and Sufferings of the Poor
James Greenwood
Ward Lock & Co, London, 1884
Fiction | Hard Cover | First Editions | Leather Bound

The Book of Common Prayer

with engraved brass clasp and ivorine boards
Not stated
University Press, Oxford, 1895
Religions, Beliefs & Spirituality | Hard Cover | Fine Bindings | Leather Bound

Statuta Ecclesiae Cathedralis Lincolniensis

1873, this copy presented by Christopher Wordsworth, Bishop of Lincoln, and nephew of the poet William
Christopher Wordsworth
Gilbert & Rivington, Londini (London), 1873
Religions, Beliefs & Spirituality | Hard Cover | First Editions | Association Copy

Fables and Essays (Signed copy)

Signed by the author to Manchester historian, engineer and author Thomas Newbigging
John Bryan
The Arts and Lettres Co, New York, 1895
Mythology, Customs & Folklore | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions | Association Copy

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

c1895, a very poor copy...
Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by Sidney Paget
George Newnes, London, 1895
Fiction | Hard Cover

Some Particulars Relating to the Ancient & Royal Borough of Greenwich

1882, first edition with contemporary local advertisements
William Howarth
Edward George Berryman, Greenwich, 1882
Topography & Local Interest | Hard Cover | First Editions

With Cochrane the Dauntless

A first edition G A Henty's South American adventure, rebound in fine full leather
G A Henty, illustrated by W H Margetson
Blackie & Son, London, 1897
Childrens | Hard Cover | First Editions | Leather Bound

Canal Adventures by Moonlight

George Smith's canal writings, including a 6 day trip from Leicester to London
George Smith
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1881
Transport | Hard Cover | First Editions

Contes Francais

A rare 1885 collection of French legends, tales and folklore
E Henry Carnoy
Ernest Leroux, Paris, 1885
Mythology, Customs & Folklore | Hard Cover | First Editions

Manuel de Piete a l'Usage des Eleves du Sacre-Coeur

A finely bound 1862 French prayer book with superb gauffered edges and ivorine clasp and decorations
Not stated
Jacques Lecoffre, Paris, 1862
Religions, Beliefs & Spirituality | Hard Cover | Fine Bindings | Leather Bound

The White Company

An early edition of Conan Doyle's Hundred Years War romance
Arthur Conan Doyle
Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1893
Fiction | Hard Cover

Expositions of the Cartoons of Raphael

1868, full leather with seven tipped in photographs
Richard Henry Smith, illustrated with photographs printed by Dunmore
Arthur Miall, London, 1868
On Hold
Art | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

Lives of the Saints. April

The fourth volume of Baring-Gould's study of Saints
Sabine Baring-Gould
John Hodges, London, 1880
Religions, Beliefs & Spirituality | Hard Cover

Rivers and Canals

Two volumes, 1896, 2nd edition. The design, management and construction of rivers and canals.
Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt
Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1896
Transport | Hard Cover

Thirty Years' Musical Recollections

1862. Two volumes complete, rebound in full leather by Potter & Son of York
Henry Fothergill Chorley
Hurst & Blackett, London, 1862
Music | Hard Cover | First Editions | Leather Bound

Idylles de Thecrite et Odes Anacreontiques

1861, a new translation by Leconte de Lisle
Charles Marie René Leconte de Lisle
Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, Paris, 1861
Classics | Hard Cover | First Editions | Leather Bound

The Poetical Remains of William Lithgow, The Scotish Traveller (Signed copy)

1863, limited edition, signed and dedicated by the publisher
William Lithgow, edited by James Maidment
Thomas George Stevenson, Edinburgh, 1863
Poetry | Hard Cover | Signed Copies | First Editions | Limited Editions


with additional characters from the fifth edition of 1629, and the sixth edition of 1633.
John Earle, edited by Edward Arber
Alex Murray & Son, London, 1868
Fiction | Hard Cover | Leather Bound | First thus

The Reminiscences of Jock Thirlestane

Yokel and Detective at Musselburgh Races in Days Gone Bye (c1890)
W Russell
Thomas Adams and Sons, Edinburgh, 1890
Autobiography & Biography | Soft Cover | First Editions


A leather-bound limited edition of Merimee's novella, the inspiration of Bizet's opera
Prosper Merimee
George Routledge & Sons, London, 1887
On Hold
Fiction | Hard Cover | Limited Editions | Leather Bound

The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

1891, two volumes in a nice half-leather binding
Oliver Wendell Holmes
David Douglas, Edinburgh, 1891
Essays | Hard Cover | Leather Bound

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