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George Bayntun

Illustrated Guide for Tourists

Illustrated Guide for Tourists

HACKETT(Richard) - publisher]. in Search of Recreation, Health and Information, to the Various Watering Places and Manufacturing Towns in England. By the Author of "Silk Culture in America", "Wine and Wool Raising", "Sheep and Sheep Farming" etc, etc. For 1875-6. Four original photographs mounted on separate plates, large folding map, illustrated advertisements. First Edition. 8vo. [187 x 124 x 25 mm]. xi, [i], 246, [2] pp. Bound in publisher's original blue cloth over bevelled boards, the front cover blocked in black and gilt with the title at centre, the rear cover blocked in blind, the spine in black and gilt, light yellow endleaves, plain edges. (Rubbed and a little marked). With an errata slip before the half-title. There are advertisements throughout the text, and three of the leaves are not included in the pagination. The four photographs are of Warwick Castle, Kenilworth Castle, Shakespeare's House at Stratford-upon-Avon and Washington House (Geo. Wostenholm & Sons, Sheffield). A very good copy. The Preface is signed "J.A.W." and dated June 1875. There is a pencil note identifying the author as John Warren. COPAC and WorldCat locate only a single copy of this edition, at the British Library. There was also an edition for 1876-77 published by Hackett and Rawlinson, with one copy on COPAC at Birmingham University, and six on WorldCat, including Manchester University. This later edition names the author as "Renwar".
The Eventful Story of Miss Cotton's Visits.

The Eventful Story of Miss Cotton’s Visits.

CLARK & CO. Seven full-page colour lithographs and colour illustrations throughout the text. Small 4to. [247 x 188 x 3 mm]. [8]ff. Original pale pink paper wrappers with title and reproduction of the first plate on the front and advertisements for James Saint & Co. on rear and inside. (Slightly soiled or marked). Brumby & Clarke of Hull are identified as the lithographers, but it may have been printed elsewhere, possibly in Aberdeen. There are advertisements for James Saint & Co., Silk Mercers, Drapers, Hosiers, and Outfitters, of 171 and 173 Union Street, Aberdeen. A very good copy of a promotional story booklet advertising Clark & Co's Anchor thread and cotton, with repeated reference to the products (So Miss Cotton then said: "You should use Anchor Thread, Then your troubles would all be forgotten ; It's the very best brand For Machine or for Hand, So use Clark & Co's Anchor Brand Cotton"). James Saint & Co. joined in on the act, promoting their own wares and services. The booklet was evidently printed specially for them as the advertisements at front and rear are on the recto of the first plate and verso of the last leaf of text. This James Saint & Co. edition appears to be unrecorded. WorldCat locates four copies, at Cambridge, Harvard, Princeton and University of North Carolina, of an edition issued by Peter Robinson of London. Newcastle University has an edition, catalogued as "Visit" rather than "Visits", issued by Bainbridge & Co. of Newcastle.
Blue Beard.

Blue Beard.

BAYLEY (F. W. N.) With illustrations humourous and numerous. 13 tinted lithograph plates and woodcuts in the text by Crowquill and others, title printed in blue. Small 8vo. [162 x 122 x 25 mm]. [1]f, 44 pp. Contemporary binding of half brown calf, marbled paper sides. Smooth spine, lettered in gilt on a long burgundy label, the upper and lower panels tooled in gilt to a lattice pattern, marbled endleaves and edges. (Circular paper label with ms. shelf-mark on spine, rubbed with small loss of paper on front).Bound with: [LEIGH (Percival)]. Jack the Giant Killer. By the author of "The Comic Latin Grammar". With Illustrations by Leech. 12 tinted plates and woodcuts in the text, title printed in orange. [1]f, 59, [1] pp. London: [by Vizetelly Brothers & Co. for] Wm. S. Orr and Co., [c1850] And: BAYLEY (F. W. N.) Little Red Riding Hood. With Illustrations, Humorous and Numerous. 12 tinted plates and woodcuts in the text, title printed in red. [1]f, 40pp. London: [by Vizetelly Brothers & Co. for] Wm. S. Orr and Co. [c.1850] And: SMITH (Albert). Beauty and the Beast. With Illustrations by Alfred Crowquill. 12 tinted plates and woodcuts in the text, title printed in purple with a hand-coloured vignette. [1]f, 51, [1] pp. London: [by Vizetelly Brothers & Co. for] Wm. S Orr and Co. [c.1850] The first work is spotted or lightly foxed. A very good copy of these four "Comic Nursery Tales" (as described on the spine). Armorial bookplate of Richard Tidswell.