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(Chapbook, illustrated)

The new history of the Trojan Wars, and Troy'...

Publisher: London: Printed for Sarah Bates, at the Sun and Bible in Giltspur-Street; and James Hodges, at the Looking-Glass on London Bridge,
Publication date: 1735

4 attractive full-page woodcuts of Hercules (frontispiece), Hector and Ajax, Aeneas carrying his father, and the victorious Greeks on the battlefield, decorated ornaments, marginal traces of binding g... More

Price: £2,000.00

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Churchill (Winston)

My African Journey.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton.
Publication date: 1908

FIRST EDITION, 47 plates from photographs by Lieutenant-colonel Gordon Wilson and the author, 3 maps, including one folding, frontispiece tissue-guard present, a hint of foxing on the title-page, 1 pl... More

Price: £1,200.00

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(Oxford. University.) PARECBOLAE,

sive Excerpta è corpore statutorum Universit...

Publisher: Oxford: e theatro Sheldoniano,
Publication date: 1682

endleaves browned around the edges (from the binding turn-ins: no paste-downs, single fly-leaf at end), the odd spot, or minor stain, More

Price: £650.00

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Camden (William)

Britannia

Publisher: [Printed at Eliot's Court Press] per Radulphum Newbery,
Publication date: 1587

'Britannia' on the title page in a woodcut frame, woodcut printer's device on title, woodcut table of the Anglo-Saxon alphabet within decorative borders, woodcut initials of various sizes, head- and t... More

Price: £1,200.00

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(Nelson.)

MEMOIRS of the Life and Death of the Right Ho...

Publisher: Liverpool: Goodchild,
Publication date: 1806

FIRST (SOLE) EDITION, 2 engraved frontispiece portraits (Nelson and Sidney Smith), 3 folding engraved plates (Nile, Trafalgar, Death of Nelson), short tear at lower margin of K3, tear with slight loss... More

Price: £1,400.00

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(Nelson.) COLLINGWOOD (Adam)

Anecdotes of the Lord Viscount Nelson.

Publisher: Printed by W. Stratford... for J. Stratford,
Publication date: 1806

FIRST (SOLE) EDITION, engraved title with portrait vignette, engraved frontispiece of funeral carriage, 3 wood-engraved plates (the coffin emblems, a plan of the coffin's placement at the Greenwich pl... More

Price: £1,000.00

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Freeth (John)

The Political Songster

Publisher: Birmingham: Printed by Thomas Pearson, for the Author, and sold by all the Booksellers,
Publication date: 1790

with an oval stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece (after the oil on wood wood panel, 1790, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery), the engraving just a little rubbed on the upper lip, burn hole in T6 w... More

Price: £1,200.00

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Dibdin (Thomas)

The Mouth of the Nile;

Publisher: Printed for J. Barker, Dramatic Repository,
Publication date: 1798

FIRST EDITION, woodcut vignette on title, sans terminal advertisement leaf, title a little soiled, a few spots, More

Price: £500.00

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Gisborne (Thomas)

The Principles of Moral Philosophy investigat...

Publisher: Printed by T. Bensley, for E. White and Son,
Publication date: 1789

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Price: £750.00

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Wheare (Degory)

Relectiones hyemales, de ratione & methodo le...

Publisher: Oxford: W. Hall for Thom. Robinson,
Publication date: 1662

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Price: £900.00

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