Personal Narrative of the Origin and Progress of the Caoutchouc or India-Rubber Manufacture in England. To which is added some account of the Plants from which Caoutchouc is obtained, its chemical analysis, statistical tables, etc. With an Appendix, containing the specifications of the author’s patents.HANCOCK (Thomas) First Edition, vii,[i]pp., 283,pp., 11 engraved plates showing such goods as hose pipes, carriage wheel tire, air proof cushions, beds, swimming belts, Yachting boats, mud boots, tents, fishing trousers, cricket bat, -leg protector, -gloves, foot balls, etc., orig. embossed cloth, small tear to head and foot of spine. "Hancock, Thomas (17861865), rubber manufacturer and inventor. Hancock took out sixteen patents in all relating to rubber between 1820 and 1847. He displayed remarkable ingenuity in suggesting uses for what was practically a new material, and the specifications of his patents cover the entire field of rubber manufactures, though many of his ideas were not carried out at the time."(Oxford DNB).
Le Lithographe, Journal des Artistes et des Imprimeurs, publiant tous les procedes connus de la Lithographie, avec leurs differentes modifications, signalant les decouvertes nouvelles dans cet art, et rendant un compte impartial de ses productions; redige par des lithographes, sous la direction de M. Jules Desportes, imprimeur lithographe, professeur de lithographie a l’Insitut royal des Sourds-Muets de Paris. Premiere Annee.LITHOGRAPHY. First edition, 8vo, , 355, , xxxiv, pp., 8 lithographed plates (of 14), some light browning and staining to plates, cont. calf calf, rubbed. This journal was created to examine new materials and processes affecting lithographic production as well addressing economic and technical issues confronting printers. The founding members included an elite group, the preliminary leaf listing such names as: the master-printers Joseph Lemercier, Eugene Kaeppelin and Godefroy Engelmann; the professors of Chemistry and members of the Academie de medicine, Chevallier and Gaulthierde Claubry; and members of the Institut de France, Jomard and the Count de Lasteyrie, amongst others. The 38 page appendix is devoted to a list of the lithographic printers in the Departments, in Paris, and abroad. The first volume of this rare and important Journal relating to lithography, it culminated with the issue of the sixth volume, which was issued in 1848. Not in Ulrich & Kup.
A New Medical Dictionary; or, General Repository of Physic. Containing an Explanation of the Terms, and a Description of the various Particulars Relating to Anatomy, Physiology, Physic, Surgery, Materia Medica, Pharmacy, &c.MOTHERBY (George) Third edition, revised and corrected, with considerable additions by George Wallis, folio x, 738, [8, index]pp., printed in double columns, 26 engraved plates including 2 engraved tables, without the four additional plates that were issued with some copies, marginal water-staining, one or two short marginal tears, one or two with old repair, occasional spotting, new endpapers, contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed, bumping to corners. A popular work which ran to four editions in the eighteenth-century. It contains a number of fine anatomical plates.
The Book of the Household; or Family Dictionary of Everything Connected with Housekeeping and Domestic Medicine.BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD. Small 4to, 2 vols., in one, , 576; 576pp., 20 plates, text printed in two columns, some light spotting, nicely rebound in half calf, spine leather label lettered in gilt, a nice copy.
A Catalogue of the Books Belonging to the Public Library, and the City Library of Norwich; Methodically Arranged; with an Alphabetical Index of the Authors. [Bound with:] Appendix to the Catalogue. [Bound with:] Second Appendix to the Catalogue. [Bound with:] Addenda to the Norwich Public Library Catalogue for 1861.NORWICH PUBLIC LIBRARY. Large thick 8vo (212 x 135 mm), 4 parts bound in one, , xxxvi, 655, ; 79, ; 42; 10pp., a very good ex-library copy with perforation stamp to title of first item and bookplate to front paste-down with deaccessions stamp, orig. cloth, printed paper label to spine. Provenance: Ownership inscription to front endpaper 'Mrs John Ettling, Stanninghall, April 25th 1863'; City of Norwich Public Library bookplate.
The Elder James Whatman: England’s Greatest Paper Maker (1702-1759). [A Study of Eighteenth Century Papermaking Technology and its effect on critical phase in the history of English White Paper manufacture].BALSTON (J. N.) Volume II only, 4to, limited to 350 copies, 330pp., illustrs., sewn ready for binding. A comprehensive and carefully integrated account of the economic, political, geographical and technological factors that affected the paper industry in what was perhaps the most important centre of White paper manufacture in 18th Century Britain.
FOX HUNTING. 12mo, all in verse, , 24 pp., original Phillipps boards, lacking most of back-strip, uncut and unopened, a good copy. Printed at the Middle Hill Press for Sir Thomas Phillipps. The three poems are by Edward Goulburn, Martin Hawke, and Sir Thomas Phillipps, respectively. Holzenberg, 466; Schwerdt 1, p.214.
The Seize Quartiers of the Family of Bryan Cooke, Esq. of Owston [West Riding of Yorkshire], Hafod-y-Wern, and Gwysaney, and of Frances his Wife, daughter and heir of Philip Puleston, Esq. of Hafod-y-Wern, by Mary his wife, sister and coheir of John Davies, Esq. of Gwysaney and Llanerch. With Notes and Illustrations.[COOKE (William Bryan)] First edition, vii, , 110 pp., large folding hand coloured pedigree, with a 4pp. "Corrigenda et Addenda" loosely inserted, original cloth, small nicks to head and foot of spine otherwise a nice copy. The pedigree traces the Cookes from Sir Henry Cooke (1633-1659), of Wheatley, near Doncaster. The family moved to Owston in the late seventeenth century.
Elements of Botany. Illustrated by Sixteen Engravings. Volume I: Introduction to the Sexual System of Linnæus. Botanical Terms and Definitions. Volume II: Characters of the Genera of British Plants. Lectures on the Natural Order.HULL (John) First edition, 2 vols., 8vo (195 x 115 mm), lx, 302; , ii, 409, pp., 16 engraved plates (of which one is a fold "Genealogico-geographical Map of the Affinities of Plants"), nineteenth-century half calf over marbled boards, gilt spine leather labels, a little rubbed with small nick to head of volume two. Freeman, 1819.
Memoirs of the Court and Cabinets of George the Third. From original family documents. In Four Volumes. Memoirs of the Court of England, during the Regency, 1811-1820. In Two Volumes. [Sold with:] Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830. In Two Volumes. [Sold with:] Memoirs of the Court and Cabinets of William IV. and Victoria. In Two Volumes.BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS (Richard Plantagenet Temple Nugent Brydges Chandos Grenville, Duke of, 1797-1861) First edition, 10 volumes, 8vo (215 x 140 mm), portrait frontispiece to each volume, text very clean, bound in half green crushed morocco by Hatchards, spines evenly faded, a couple of heads of spines a little rubbed, corners bumped, all edges gilt, a nice set. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Laurence Currie (1867-1934), insurance broker and railroad executive, he added to a collection of books and art begun by his grandfather Raikes Currie and father Bertram Wodehouse Currie; bookplate of J. R. D. Cowell.
Manual of British Botany; in which the Orders and Genera are arranged and described according to the Natural System of De Candolle; with a series of Analytical Tables for the assistance of the student in the examination of the plants indigenous to, or commonly cultivated in, Great Britain.MACREIGHT (Daniel Chambers) First Edition, , vi-xvii, , 296 pp., original cloth, spine worn with tear.
Military Antiquities Respecting a History of the English Army from the Conquest to the Present Time: A New Edition with Material Additions and Improvements. [A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, Illustrated by Plates taken from the Original Armour in the Tower of London, and other Arsenals, Museums, and Cabinets.]GROSE (Francis) New edition, 3 parts in 2 vols., large 4to (338 x 230 mm), , vi, , 393, ; , iii, , 367, , [xviii]pp., vol. I: illustrated with 52 engraved plates, including engraved frontispiece and vignette to title page, vol. II: illustrated with 86 engraved plates, including engraved frontispiece and vignette to title page, some foxing and browning, cont. calf, spines gilt, covers detached.
A History of Abel Collin’s Charity, Nottingham; to which are appended Notes on Jonathan Labray’s and Luke Jackson’s Charities, and the Bonsall School Trust. With an Introduction by Alexander Samwell Leslie Melville, and a concluding Chapter by Thomas Gallimore, Clerk to the Trustees.GUILFORD (Everard L.) First Edition, half-title, frontispiece, 16 plates, folding pedigree of Smith Family at end, xiii, , 131,  pp., original cloth, gilt lettering on upper cover and spine, a good copy. Armorial bookplate of F. Arthur Wadsworth. Dobbin, 358.
MACLEAN (Sir John) First edition, 3 vols., 4to (265 x 210 mm), 710; 576; 462pp., numerous lithographed plates, fold map, pedigrees, contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, spines tooled in gilt, a very nice set.
Hamilton’s Catechism on the Nature, Invention, Exposition, Development and Concatenation of Musical Ideas, illustrated with examples from the most celebrated authors, respectfully dedicated to S. H. A. Marsh, Esq.HAMILTON (James Alexander) First edition, 12mo, ix, , 74, 48, pp., faint blind stamp on blank margin of title, 48pp. of musical notation, original cloth, frayed at head of spine, hinges shaken, printed paper label on upper cover.
The Woman at St. Lô. Illustrated by the author. Introduction by Edmund Blunden. Selected Prose and Poetry 1940 – 1958.SCHNEPS (Maurice) First Edition, xvi, 106pp., presentation inscription on fly-leaf "Douglas Grant, for the sake of the war study which he I hope will think meritorious - Edmund Blunden, 20 July 1959.", black and white illustrations in the text, blue printed wrappers, with original glassine wrapper, a fine copy. Dedicated to "Edmond et Madaleine Fleg aux jours intimes à Quai aux Fleurs."