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A Narrative of Occurrences That Took Place During the Mutiny at the Nore in the Months of May and June

A Narrative of Occurrences That Took Place During the Mutiny at the Nore in the Months of May and June, 1797 Etc. WITH Ceremonial of the Execution of Rd. Parker, for Mutiny on Board His Majesty’s Ships at the Nore Etc. WITH Observations on the State.

Four Items Relating to the Nore Mutiny and Richard Parker; [Cunningham, Sir Charles] [7], vi-xii, [1], 2-141pp, [3]; [3], 4-12pp; [and] [1], 2-23pp, [1]. The first item is the book by Cunningham, 'Narrative of Occurrences that took place during the Mutiny at the Nore', this is bound with a pamphlet to rear, 'Ceremonial of the Execution of R[ichar]d Parker, for Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ships at the Nore, on Friday, June 30, 1797, with Parker's Last Letter to His Wife', published in 1840 (pages inlaid and remargined to match the larger size of the first work). Thirdly, a pamphlet 'Observations on the State of Discipline in the Navy, End of the Year 1797. In a Letter to a Friend' and finally a framed and glazed engraving of Richard Parker (no date but after 1824), with notes in ink about Parker's hanging. Book rubbed to extremities, with slight loss to surface leather, internally quite bright and clean. Presentation copy from the author, with note to head of title, an errata slip, also noting that 'A few Copies only of this Narrative are printed for the particular friends of the Author', is tipped in before the start of the text. Joseph Gualteri King Eyton's four colour bookplate, apparently printed by Charles Whittingham, to front pastedown, binding is by Hayday. The pamphlet 'Ceremonial', printed in Dartford in 1840, is unrecorded in JISC. The pamphlet 'Observations', with a drop head title and printed by Murray & Cochrane of Edinburgh, has a postscript dated 27th January 1798 (but perhaps printed later, see below), has several paper repairs, some old damp staining and new stitching. It appears to be unrecorded in this separate form, but seems to have been reprinted in Philip Patten's 'Intimations: To those who may read the following observations on naval affairs', c.1810, which is described as being four parts in one, with this pamphlet as the second named. Finally the engraving which is browned, though the image is quite bright, in a dark mourning frame which is a little chipped. An interesting collection of uncommon material about Richard Parker, the president of the 'Floating Republic', a mutiny in the North Sea Fleet based on the Nore between May and June 1797. Parker was executed aboard HMS Sandwich after the revolt fizzled out Size: 4to
Britannia

Britannia, Sive Florentissimorum Regnorum Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae, et Insularum Adicentium Ex Intima Antiquitate. Chorographica Descriptio: Nunc Postremo Recognita, Plurimis Locis Magna Accessione Adaucta, & Chartis Chorographicis Illustrata

Camdeno, Guiliemo; [Camden, William] [16], 860pp, [24], plates and maps. Full calf, eighteenth century with a later reback, spine in six panels, leather title label to second panel, remaining panels with central lozenge sgaped tool and leafy stem corner pieces, covers with single fillet border and central compass point device, single fillet to edges, with persille curled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, text lightly browned throughout, with ink annotations to margins in an old hand throughout, but largely unobtrusive. G2 and G5 and L2 and L5 are heavily browned; rust mark to C2 catching a couple of letters, but with no loss of sense; old repair to bottom margin of F4 not affecting image; small rust hole on S6 affecting one letter, but with no loss of sense; small burn hole to image on Bb5r and text to Bb5v catching a couple of letters with no loss of sense; light staining to text on Ii2 with small chip to head, not affecting text; small repaired hole to map of Shropshire with compass point replaced in pen; old paper repair to bottom margin of 4K6; ink stains to 5K and 5K2 affecting a few letters but with no loss of sense and repair to foot of 5S; four maps slightly shaved to margins, Ireland with a short repaired tear to centre. The sixth edition, the last in Latin and the first with maps. Additional engraved title with central map of Britain, fifty-five double page maps by Kip and Hole after John Norden and Christopher Saxton, two single page maps and eight engravings of coins. Generally an attractive copy with only minor faults. Chubb XVIII Size: Folio
Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Austen, Jane; Saintsbury, George (Preface) xxvii, [1], 476pp, [2], recent full morocco, Cosway style binding, by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, blue leather title label to second panel with matching author / illustrator label to fourth panel, remaining panels with gilt volute lozenge centre piece and volute corner pieces, upper cover with a triple roll and line border, surrounding an on laid blue leather frame with mitred corners and small fleuron tools, which in turn surrounds a roll and two line frame, that borders a watercolour on vellum by Martin Frost, after an illustration from the book by Hugh Thomson. The lower cover replicates the upper but without the centre frame and watercolour. Single gilt line to edges, inner edges with gilt roll, t.e.g., remaining edges untrimmed, with patterned endpapers. Externally fine. Internally a hint of light browning to page edges, otherwise bright and clean. Full page frontispiece, with another one hundred illustrations and headpieces as China paper proofs, laid down. One of two hundred and fifty copies for England (with another twenty-five copies for America) of the handmade large paper edition of the famous 'Peacock' edition. The water colour on vellum by Martin Frost replicates the illustration by Thomson on page 117, titled "such very superior dancing is not often seen". Housed in a cloth, silk lined, drop back box, with title and author in gilt to spine, made by Temple Bookbinders. See Gilson E78 Size: 4to
The Little Sea Torch: Or

The Little Sea Torch: Or, True Guide for Coasting Pilots: By Which They are Clearly Instructed How to Navigate Along the Coasts of England, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Sicily Etc Etc

Serres, J.T.; (Translated from the French of Le Sieur Bougard) [2], [i]-ii, [v]-vi, 1-134, plates, [135-136], charts, 137-144pp, [6]. Original? boards, later cloth reback with modern paper title label to spine, later endpapers. Boards worn to edges and especially corners, scrape to centre of lower board. Internally the front endpaper is creased, light spotting to text, but plates generally clean, a few pages with marginal repairs, one plate with marginal repairs with the repairs slightly offsetting on to the margin of another plate, but generally quite bright and clean. With twenty coloured aquatint plates showing one hundred and thirty-seven coastal profiles and twenty-four tinted engraved charts on twelve pages by J. Stadler and J. Luffman after J.T. Serres. Housed in a calf backed slipcase, with raised bands, spine in six panels, a leather title label to second panel, with the remaining panels with repeated gilt tooling. J.[ohn] T.[homas] Serres, was the elder son of the marine painter Dominic Serres, and was "appointed draughtsman to the Admiralty, being employed in making sketches of the harbours on the enemy's coast, for which he had a vessel placed at his service and £100 a month. His two books are the outcome of work undertaken in this capacity: the 'Little Sea Torch' being a guide for coasting ships" (Prideaux, page 275). For Luffman see Worms and Baynton-Williams, pages 417-419. NMM III:218; Goldsmiths 18296.1 and Abbey England 344 Size: Elephant Folio
The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire

The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire

Shaw, Rev. Stebbing Two volumes (all published, 1798-1801, Volume One - [2], v-xvi, xxi-xxiv, [2], 1-125, [1], i-xii, *xi-*xii, xiii-xxxviii, 1-156, *153-*158, 157-164, 165*-166*, 165-210, 207*-214*, 211-414, *411-*416, 415-434, 1-38pp and Volume Two - xxxii, 1-13, [1], 1-22, *21-*22, 23-30, 27*-30*, 31-106, 105*-107*, 107-172, *171-*172, 173-220, *221-*222, 221-290, 1-20pp. Early twentieth century morocco, raised bands, spines in seven panels, title lettered direct to second panel, author and volume to third, remaining panels with volute corner pieces and large central lozenge piece all in gilt, covers with dog tooth roll border surrounding a triple fillet, with small fleuron corner pieces, double fillet roll to edges, inner edges with floral roll, comb and curl marbled endpapers, cloth reinforcing to inner joints, double end bands, a.e.g. Rubbed to extremities, with a few minor bumps and scrapes, but joints sound. Internally some light browning, occasionally heavier to a few signatures, some light spotting, especially to titles, and light off setting, titles creased, small ink stain to head of Rr2v of volume one, but generally fairly clean. Lacking half title to volume one (not called for in volume two), with folding engraved county map to volume one, and eighty-two engraved and aquatint plates (one folding, with plate of Soho Manufactory with very small hole to image, one torn to fore edge and plate mark, neatly repaired), a folding engraved plan of Wolverhampton to volume two, and three folding pedigrees. Each volume decorated with a total of four hundred and twenty-six, hand-coloured and finished with gum arabic, armorial shields to margins. Large paper copy, and still handsome, complete despite some errors in pagination (see Upcott). Upcott 1176-1185 Size: Elephant Folio
Stone Talk [Lithophonema]: Being Some of the Marvellous Sayings of a Petral Portion of Fleet Street

Stone Talk [Lithophonema]: Being Some of the Marvellous Sayings of a Petral Portion of Fleet Street, London, to One Doctor Polyglott, Ph. D

Burton, Richard]; Baker, Fred D.O.N. [6], 121pp, [1], original violet cloth. Title and publisher in gilt to spine, title inside an ouroboros to upper cover, blind stamped device to lower cover, covers with blind stamped border, black endpapers. Spine slightly faded and slightly rubbed to extremities, outer edge of upper cover with small amounts of black ink staining, internally a few pencil marks to margins, but generally quite bright and clean, with the errata leaf. Ink inscription to head of title 'From a friend' and with Burton's engraved book label 'Captain Sir Richard Burton' to front free endpaper. Now housed in a leather backed drop down box made by Temple Bookbinders, with title in gilt to spine. One of the rarest of Burton's works, a blank verse satire, "enumerating many of the crimes which England has committed, and castigating her hypocrisy. It is certainly one of the cleverest of all Burton's books, although it is practically unknown. It is very rare. Its scarcity is increased by the fact that Lady Burton bought up and destroyed a large number of the copies, to save her husband from possible trouble with the 'authorities' . of the 200 copies, 128 went to the Press and author" (Penzer, pages 77-78). This copy is probably one of a few copies Burton received from the printers, surviving his wife's round-up by being gifted to a close friend. See Penzer, 77-78 Size: 8vo
The Nursery Alice

The Nursery Alice

Carroll, Lewis; [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge] [12], 56pp, [8], original quarter cloth and decorated boards, the upper cover with a pictorial design in colour of Alice asleep and dreaming beneath a tree, signed 'E.G. Thomson', the lower cover with a picture of the March Hare in the centre, and the initials 'E.G.T.' Cloth to spine with minor repairs and small amount of loss towards foot of spine, slightly frayed to spine ends, corners bumped with some loss to paper covering and boards, boards worn with light marking, some scraping, especially to lower board, lightly browned, inner joints slightly weak and slightly shaken. Internally very lightly browned, endpapers browned, tissue guard to frontispiece foxed, a few page corners slightly creased, but generally clean and fairly bright. Now housed in a red cloth chemise and leather backed slip case, raised bands, spine in six panels with title to second panel and author to fourth, remaining panels with central flower device. Inscribed by Carroll, in his usual purple ink to half title, being one of one hundred presentation copies (see Williams, Madan, Green and Crutch, page 162), 'Marie van der Gucht with the author's love. Mar. 25, 1890'. Marie van der Gucht is the dedicatee in the book, with the second letters of each line of the dedicatory verses 'A Nursery Darling', spelling out her name. This "second (first published) edition appears to differ from the first only in the date 1890, in the substitution of 'Price Four Shillings' above the imprint, and in the Advertisements at the end. Copies also have an inserted printed slip advertising Sylvie and Bruno [not found in this copy]. The impression consisted of 10,000 copies on white, rather than 'toned' paper, with greatly improved colour reproduction" (Williams, Madan, Green and Crutch, page 162), after Dodgson had rejected the first ten thousand sets of sheets printed by Edmund Evans, because the pictures were too bright and gaudy, so he instructed that they be reprinted. Carroll's exercise book detailing who he had sent copies of 'The Nursery Alice' to, notes that Van Der Gucht's copy was entry number 83, with that first edition sold at Sotheby's in 2012. Williams, Madan, Green and Crutch 216 Size: 4to
The Nursery Alice

The Nursery Alice

Carroll, Lewis; [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge] [12], 56pp, [8], original quarter cloth and decorated boards, the upper cover with a pictorial design in colour of Alice asleep and dreaming beneath a tree, signed 'E.G. Thomson', the lower cover with a picture of the March Hare in the centre, and the initials 'E.G.T.'. Cloth to spine repaired, with small splits to head of upper joint, corners bumped with small amounts of loss, slightly rubbed with very light soiling. Internally very lightly browned, lacking tissue guard to frontispiece, but generally clean and fairly bright. Now housed in a black buckram chemise and slipcase, with title and author in gilt to spine. Inscribed by Carroll, in his usual purple ink to half title, being one of one hundred presentation copies (see Williams, Madan, Green and Crutch, page 162), 'For Nina from the author, Mar. 25 1890'. Nina was apparently Nina 'Ninty' Eschwege, who later married Herbert Haviland Field. This "second (first published) edition appears to differ from the first only in the date 1890, in the substitution of 'Price Four Shillings' above the imprint, and in the Advertisements at the end. Copies also have an inserted printed slip advertising Sylvie and Bruno [not found in this copy]. The impression consisted of 10,000 copies on white, rather than 'toned' paper, with greatly improved colour reproduction" (Williams, Madan, Green and Crutch, page 162), after Dodgson had rejected the first ten thousand sets of sheets printed by Edmund Evans, because the pictures were too bright and gaudy, so he instructed that they be reprinted. Williams, Madan, Green and Crutch 216 Size: 4to