Douglas, Robert Edinburgh, 1764 Robert Douglas THE PEERAGE OF SCOTLAND 1764 Signed by Sir John Halkett and Elizabeth GC Menzies with the Bookplate of Pitfirrane Castle. Douglas, Robert, Sir 1694 – 1770. The Peerage of Scotland, Containing An Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom, from their Origin to the Present Generation: Collected from the Public Records, and Ancient Chartuleries of this Nation, the Charters, and Other Writings of the Nobility, and the Works of our Best Historians. Illustrated wth Copper-Plates. By Robert Douglas, Esq. Edinburgh: Printed by R. Fleming, and Sold by him, and the Other Booksellers in Edinburgh; and at London by A. Miller, R. Baldwin, D. Wilson, and T. Durham. M, DCC, LXIV.  Imperial quarto, 14 ¾ in x 9 ½ in; 37.5 cm x 23.3 cm. [xi (verso of xi blank); 740 pages]; 10 full-page plates of coats of arms, 12 to a plate. ESTC T148734. Bound with six raised bands, with a leather spine on contemporary marbled paper-covered pasteboard covers, with a gilt lettered label. The leather hinges are cracked, but the covers remain secure. This complete copy has multiple sequential errors of pagination. This copy has the signature of Sir John Halkett 1720 - 1793, the Fourth Baron of Pitfirrance on the titlepage and the bookplate of his Pitfirrane Castle library, with the motto, "Fides Sufficit." Below the shelf mark on the initial blank "C-1" is the pencil signature of Elizabeth "Betty" G.C. Menzies dated by her in 1970. Please contact us for a full description.
Thew, Robert New York, 1859 Thew, Robert. Fanny Kemble (Butler) as Isabella, "Merciful Heaven!" New York: Johnson, Fry & Co., 1859. Engraving, portrait print by Robert Thew of Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble Butler (1809-1893) in costume as Isabella in William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. The sheet measures 10 in x 7 ¼ in, with a vignette-decorated border of scenes from the play around an oval image, showing Fanny Kemble Butler in a full-figure pose. Once an illustration in a book, now disbound, with original tissue guard still attached, now torn. Slight chipping of the upper right-hand corner of the sheet, with no image loss.
Blackwood, Algernon London, 1938 The Tales of Algernon Blackwood. London: Martin Secker, Publisher to the Richards Press, 8 Charles Street, St. James's Square, 1938. Signed on the portrait frontispiece, from a photograph by Douglas Ltd., by Algernon Blackwood (1869-1961). 25 cm. Blue cloth, no dust jacket. The spine is creased and sunned but not broken. The book block is solid and secure. 8vo. [xv; 684 pages; 2 blanks] A collection of twenty-two of Blackwood's ghost stories printed between 1906 and 1910, printed here in chronological sequence, with an introspective introduction by the author.
Beck, H. C. London, 1934 [London. Underground] H. C. Beck, Henry Charles Beck, RAILWAY MAP LONDON UNDERGROUND TRANSPORT, 1934, No. 2. ISSUED FREE. Printed by Johnson Riddle & Co. for London Transport, 55 Broadway, Westminster, S.W.I, Victoria 6800. Signed in lower left-hand corner below the reference, "H. C. Beck." This 1934 underground railroad pocket map was issued just one year after Henry Charles Beck's revolutionary railroad map design made its first appearance in 1933. Beck's first design maps ran from 1933 to 1938. On the back, verso, are listed Places of Interest and Theatres, a feature replaced with a schematic design map of Interchange Stations Central Area on subsequent maps in Beck's first series design. 14.5 cm x 25.8 cm. This map's blue border was trimmed slightly to fit into a pocket diary, where it was preserved in good condition.
Collier, Jeremy, M.A. London, M DCC III.  Collier, Jeremy, M.A., Essays Upon Several Moral Subjects. In Two Parts. The Fifth Edition. London: Printed for Richard Sare at Grays-Inn-Gate in Holborn, M DCC III.  Parts I and II paginated separately as follows: Part I [viii; 246 pages; 1 leaf with advertisements recto and verso]; Part II with title page stating "Printed by W.B. for H. Rhodes, at the Star, the Corner of Brides-Lane, Fleet Street; and T. Newborough, at the Golden-Bull in St. Paul's Church Yard. 1705." [viii; 200 pages] Page 124 in numbered incorrectly as 224 in Part II. Bound with Part III, In-8, "Printed by W.B. for H. Rhodes, at the Star, the Corner of Brides-Lane, Fleet Street; and T. Newborough, at the Golden-Bull in St. Paul's Church Yard. 1705." [title-page; v (preface); i (Errata and Table on the verso of v); 279 pages]. Parts I and II, ESTC Cit. No. T110889, Part III, ESTC Cit. No. T110888. Parts I and II appeared first in 1694 and 1695 respectively. Re-backed, 5 raised bands; original stamped paneled tan calf covers preserved. A very bright, crisp, and clean copy of Parts I and II. Part III has some slight foxing and browning, but still a very good copy.
[Allestree, Richard], The Art of Contentment. At the Theatre in Oxford, 1689. Second impression. 18cm, 8vo, 214 pages plus a table of contents. Wing A1165. Title page backed with Japanese paper on which the book plate of Alfred Seal Haslam has been remounted on the verso, taken from an earlier binding. The modern binding is full brown calf with five raised bands and a gilt title label. The title page bears the signature of William Haslam dated 1799, believed to be the father of Alfred Seal Haslam, who took over his father's business. Trained as an engineer, Alfred Seal Haslam patented a new method of ammonia compression, enabling him to transport meat from Australia under refrigeration, holding a monopoly for some fourteen years on marine meat transport. Allestree was a prominent royalist divine and credited with an enormously popular group of self-improvement books, including The Whole Duty of Man (1654), The Gentleman's Calling (1660), The Ladies Calling (1673), The Government of the Tongue (1674) and The Art of Contentment (1675).