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The History of The Colleges of Winchester, Eton, And Westminster; With The Charter-House, The Schools of St. Paul’s, Merchant Taylors, Harrow, And Rugby, And The Free-School of Christ’s Hospital.

Ackermann, Rudolph (publisher) Printed for and Published by R. Ackermann, 1816. 4to (336 x 275mm). Text by W. Combe and W. H. Pyne, 48 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates after Westall, Mckenzie, Pugin and others some plates lightly offset onto text, as usual, a few preliminaries very faintly spotted, but the plates are very clean and are the brightest set we have ever seen. Complete text including the subscribers list. Contemporary panelled calf, gilt. Provenance: Richard William Penn, Earl Howe (armorial bookplate); catalogue description laid down on front free endpaper. As often the plates with issue points seem to be mixed. They are in the following states : "Winchester College, from the Meadow" dated Jan. 1, 1815 (1st state); "Westminster School-Room" with bareheaded Masters (1st state); and "Charter-House, from the Play-Ground" depicting a cricket match (later state) . Abbey Scenery 438; Hardie p. 311; Prideaux pp. 126 & 332; Tooley 3. More photographs available on requestNote issue-point plates in the following states: "Winchester College, from the Meadow" dated Jan. 1, 1815; "Westminster School-Room" with bareheaded Masters; and "Charter-House, from the Play-Ground" depicting a cricket match. Abbey Scenery 438; Hardie p. 311; Prideaux pp. 126 & 332; Tooley 3.
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The Modern Jew SIGNED

White, Arnold 'The Modern Jew', London, William Heinemann, 1899, 1st edition, signed and inscribed in pencil to half title "Charles Beresford Sept. 1899 From Arnold White", xvii, 301pp + publisher's 32pp catalogue of adverts at end dated July 1899, period cream polished buckram, calf gilt title label to spine. A close to Fine copy. Rare in any condition, much more so signed and inscribed thus.Note : Historians of British antisemitism consider Arnold White (publicist, author, journalist, campaigner) a key exponent of racially orientated anti-Jewish sentiment in the United Kingdom in the period before the First World War. These attitudes were repeatedly demonstrated by his vehement opposition to East European Jewish immigration and underscored by a large literary output on the topic. In the late 1880s, White frequently clashed with leading Anglo-Jewish figures on immigration yet, in general terms, there was often difficulty in assigning him definitively to the antisemitic camp, as a result of his work for Baron Maurice de Hirsch and the Jewish Colonization Association, which led to a more flattering interpretation of White's contribution to solving the so-called ?ÄòJewish question?Äô. For instance, an appreciation in the Jewish Chronicle described him as a ?Äòveritable Janus at the gates of Jewry?Äô, essentially a two-faced troublemaker whose true attitude was not easy to determine. For almost three decades, the question of whether White was friend or foe was asked by various individuals and publications.
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Tableaux, Statues, Bas-Reliefs, et CameÃÅes, de la Galerie de Florence et du Palais Pitti, dessineÃÅs par M. Wicar et graveÃÅs [i.e. tom. 1] sous la direction de M. Lacombe (tom. 2-4 sous la direction de L.J. Masquelier); avec les explications par M. Mongez

Mongez, Antoine A complete 4 volume set published 1789 - 1807. Vol 1 with frontispiece and a total 192 plates nearly all with 2 images, all with their original tissue guards, as called for. Vol 1"sous la direction de M Lacombe"vols 2-4 "sous la direction de L J Masquelier". Title of vol 2 with large horizontal closed tear, approx 6 plates with small closed tears, all pages edges untrimmed and margins a little toned and soiled, otherwise the plates are in excellent condition on quality paper. All soundly and uniformly bound in period French full crimson morocco gilt rolled borders of anthemions. All 4 bindings show some light wear and minor scuffing, vol 1 has short tear to leather at head of spine; vol 3 & 4 lower fore-edge corners crushed each with loss to one corner; all 4 vols with loss of leather at foot of all covers. Elephant Folio pages 56 x 38 cms Folio 61 x 43 cms. Matches description of British Library copy (shown as unique on World Cat) with OCLC 563929111Volume I pastedown inscribed in pencil manuscript, '4 vols original proofs before the letters, picked by the celebrated Denon'. Provenance: the Seymour family of Thrumpton Hall, near Nottingham.Originally issued in 48 parts with 4 plates each, a further 2 were issued in 1821 and are not present here.More photographs or a Whatsapp video available on request
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The inner life of Syria, Palestine, and the Holy Land. Presentation copy

Burton, Isabel. Two volume Second Edition 1876, Henry King. inscribed presentation copy from Lady Isabel Burton to Laurence Oliphant (1829-1888), British author, international traveller, diplomatist and mystic "To Laurence Oliphant from his sincere friend the author 4th Feby 1879", to half title of volume 1, and with Oliphant's pencil remarks and lines to several leaves of the text, woodbury type mounted photographic portrait frontispieces of Lady Isabel and Richard Burton + 2 chromolithograph plates (lacks folding map and blank endpaper to vol 1), contemporary black cloth gilt, both volumes retaining star and crescent and cross of Lorraine symbols in the original black cloth gilt to front covers, volume 2 retaining original backstrip, gilt. Provenance : Armorial bookplates to front pastedowns of George Fleming CB (1833-1901), Scottish veterinary surgeon, anti-vivisectionist and traveller. Fleming served through the Crimean War. In 1860 he volunteered for the Second Opium War, and was present at the Third Battle of Taku Forts and the surrender of Beijing, receiving for his services a medal with two clasps. In 1866 he obtained the diploma of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and in 1867 served with the army in Syria and Egypt. While Fleming was in China he made an expedition beyond the Great Wall, which he described in Travels on Horseback in Manchu Tartary (1865). Autograph note signed in initials by George Fleming affixed to front pastedown of volume 1 "These volumes were presented by the authoress, Mrs Burton, to Laurence Oliphant in 1879, and were evidently carefully read by him when he was travelling in Syria in 1880, as the bindings were very dilapidated when they came into my possession. His remarks, in pencil, and lines on the pages, leads to the inference that the book was an aid to him when writing The Land of Gilead, published in 1881. G.F."
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