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Author Title Year Price
[O'BRIEN (Charles)]
A Treatise on Calico Printing, Theoretical and Practical: Including the latest Philosophical Discoveries - any way applicable :- Accompanied with Suggestions Relative to various Manufactures.
1792 £1595.00
BENNET (Rev. Abraham)
New Experiments on Electricity, wherein the causes of thunder and lightning as well as the constant state of positive or negative electricity in the air or clouds, are explained; with Experiments on Clouds of Powders and Vapours Artificially Diffused in the Air. Also a Description of a Doubler of Electricity, and of the Most Sensible Electrometer Yet Constructed. With Other New Experiments and Discoveries in the Science. illustrated by explanatory plates. By the Rev. A. Bennet, F. R. S. Curate of Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
1789 £775.00
The Court and Country Confectioner: or, the House-Keeper's Guide; To a more speedy, plain, and familiar method of understanding the whole art of confectionary, pastry, distilling, and the making of fine flavoured English wines from all kinds of fruits, herbs, and flowers; comprehending near five hundred easy and practical receipts, never before made known. Particularly, Preserving. Candying. Icing. Transparent Marmalade. Orange. Pine-Apple. Pistachio, and other Rich Creams. Caramel. Pastils. Bomboons. Syrups. Puff, Spun, and Fruit-Pastes. Light-Biscuits. Puffs. Rich Seed-Cakes. Custards. Syllabubs. Flummeries. Trifles, Whips, Fruits, and other Jellies. - Pickles, &c. Also New and easy directions for clarifying the different degrees of sugar, together with several bills of fare of deserts for private gentlemen's families, A new edition. To which is added, a dissertation on the different species of fruits, and the art of distilling simple waters, cordials, persumed oils, and essences. By Mr. Borella, now head confectioner to the Spanish Ambassador in England.
1772 £1495.00
The Complete Art of Boxing, According to the Modern Method; Wherein the whole of that manly accomplishment is rendered so easy and intelligent, that any person may be an entire master of the science in a few days, without an other instruction than this book. To which is added, the general history of boxing. Containing an account of the most eminent professors of that noble art, who have flourished from its commencement to the present time. By an amateur of eminence.
1788 £3500.00
BRASSEY (Lady [Anne])
Tahiti: A Series of Photographs taken by Colonel Stuart-Wortley. With Letterpress by Lady Brassey.
1882 £625.00
CARTER (Charles)
The Complete Practical Cook: or, a New System of the Whole Art and Mystery of Cookery. Being a select collection of above five hundred recipes for Dressing, after the most Curious and Elegant Manner (as well Foreign as English) all Kinds of Flesh, Fish, Fowl, &c. As also Directions to make all Sorts of excellent Pottages and Soups, fine Pastry, both sweet and savoury, delicate Puddings, exquisite Sauces, and rich Jellies. With the best Rules for Preserving, Potting, Pickling, &c. Fitted for all Occasions: But more especially for the most Grand and Sumptuous Entertainments. Adorned with sixty curious copper plates; Exhibiting the full Seasons of the Year, and Tables proper for Every Month; As also Variety of large Ovals and Rounds, and Ambogues and Square Tables for Coronation-Feasts, Instalments, &c. The Whole intirely New; And none of the Recipes ever published in any Treatise of this Kind. Approved by divers of the Prime Nobility; And by several Masters of the Art and Mystery of Cookery. By Charles Carter, Lately Cook to his Grace the Duke of Argyll, the Earl of Pontefract, the Lord Cornwallis, &c.
1730 £2750.00
The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha. Translated from the Original Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, by Charles Jarvis, Esq. Now Carefully Revised and Corrected; with a New Translation of the Spanish Poetry. To which is Prefixed a Copious and New Life of Cervantes... Embellished with Engravings, and a Map of Part of Spain.
1810 £945.00
CHAUNCY (Sir Henry)
The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire: with the original of counties, hundreds or wapentakes and hamlets; the foundation and origin of monasteries, churches, and vicarages; the several honors, mannors, and parks of the nobility and gentry; and the succession of the lords each. Faithfully collected from public records, ancient manuscripts and other select authorities...
1700 £1675.00
CLARK ([John Heaviside])
Myriorama, a Collection of Many Thousand Landscapes, Designed by Mr. Clark.
1824 £1500.00
CLARKE (Benjamin)
A New Arrangement of Phanerogamous Plants, with Especial Reference to Relative Position, Including their Relations with the Cryptogamous.
1861 £175.00
CLERKE (Sir William)
Thoughts upon the Means of Preserving the Health of the Poor, by prevention and suppression of epidemic fevers. Addressed to the inhabitants of the town of Manchester, and of the Several Populous Trading Towns Surrounding and Connected with it.
1790 £325.00
De Vita et Moribus sacerdotum opusculum singularem eorum dignitatem oftendens, & quibus ornata esse debeant virtutibus, authore Iudoco Clichthoueo theologo Parisiensi. Item Sacri canonis missæ parphrastica explicatio per Michaelem suffraganeum Moguntinum. Ionnes Rokziana de septem sacramentis de non scriptis traditionibus.
1550 £595.00
A Treatise upon the Inflammation in the Breasts, Peculiar to lying-in women; and also upon some diseases attending them, which are the consequences of neglect or maltreatment. By J. Clubbe, surgeon, of Ipswich.
1779 £245.00
Codex Purpureus Rossanensis, Museo dell'Archivescovado. Rossano Calabro. Cod. Mir. 1. Cod. Sel. LXXXI. [The Purple Codex of Rossano].
1985 £3200.00
DEERING (George Charles)
Catalogus Stirpium, &c. or, Catalogue of Plants naturally growing and commonly cultivated in divers Parts of England, more especially about Nottingham. The most known Latin and English Names of the several Plants, the Tribe they belong to, the time of their flowering, and of those which are either Officinals, or otherwise of any known Efficacy, such Virtues are briefly mentioned as me be depended upon. With an English Index .......
1738 £450.00
Vases, Modern and Antique, from Various Examples, Proper for Metal, Stone, or Wood. Engraved on Thirty-Nine Plates.
1815 £945.00
Large Sample Book of Fancy Coloured Patterned Velvets for Curtains. [Cover title] Saison d'Eté 1890. Draperies et Nouveautés. Meurant Béfort.
1890 £395.00
EDWARDS (Sydenham)
The New Botanic Garden, Illustrated with One Hundred and Thirty-three Plants, Engraved by Sansom, from the Original Pictures, and Coloured with the Greatest Exactness from Drawings by Sydenham Edwards.
1812 £1950.00
ERASMUS (Desiderius)
Epitome Adagiorum ex Novissima D. Erasmi Rot recognitione; per Eberha[rdum] Tappium ad numerum Chiliadum aucta, &,....
1545 £725.00
FOURCROY (Antoine-Francois comte de)
A General System of Chemical Knowledge; and its Application to the Phenomena of Nature and Art. In Eleven Volumes Together with a Set of Synoptic Tables, in Large Folio. Translated from the original French, by William Nicholson.
1801 £2445.00
The Art of Distillation: or, A treatise of the choicest spagyrical preparations, experiments, and curiosities, performed by way of distillation. Together with the description of the choicest furnaces and vessels used by ancient and modern chymists. And the anotomy of gold and silver; with the chiefest preparations and curiosities thereof; together with their virtues. In six books. By John French Dr. in Physick. To which is added in this third impression calcination and sublimation: in two books. As also, The London-Distiller, exactly and truly shewing the way (in words at length, and not in mysterious characters and figures) to draw all sorts of spirits and strong-waters, together with their virtues, and other excellent waters.
1664 £1495.00
GIBBS (James)
Rules for Drawing the several Parts of Architecture, in a more exact and easy manner than has been heretofore practised, by which all fractions, in dividing the principal members and their parts, are avoided.
1732 £1795.00
GUNTHER (Albert C. L. G.)
The Reptiles of British India.
1864 £950.00
JOHNSON (Samuel)
A Dictionary of the English Language in which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the best Writers. To which are prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar.
1755 £3445.00
A Treatise on the Malignant Angina: or, putrid and ulcerous sore-throat. To which are added, some remarks on the angina trachealis.
1779 £175.00
Butterflies of Hongkong [and South-East China.]
1907 £895.00
KNOWLES (George Beauchamp) & WESTCOTT (Frederick)
The Floral Cabinet, and Magazine of Exotic Botany.
1837 £950.00
[LAROON (Marcellus)]
The Cryes of the City of London Drawn after the Life. Les Cris de la Ville de Londres dessignez après la Nature. L'Arti com[m]uni che vanno p[er] Londra Fatte dal Naturale. P. Tempest [excudit].
1711 £1875.00
LAW (John)
Catalogue, Descriptive and Historical, of the Rare and Interesting Plants, now in the Conservatories and Pleasure Grounds of the Sheffield Botanical Gardens.
1849 £245.00
LOUDON (Mrs. [Jane Webb])
The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Greenhouse Plants.
1848 £1975.00
MAMMATT (Edward)
A Collection of Geological Facts and Practical Observations, Intended to Elucidate the Formation of the Ashby Coal-Field, in the Parish of Ashby-de-la-Zouch and the Neighbouring District; Being the Result of Forty Years' Experience and Research.
1834 £875.00
MANNING (Rev. Owen) & BRAY (William)
The History and Antiquities of the County of Surrey, Compiled from the best and most authentic historians, valuable records, and manuscripts in the public offices and libraries, and in private hands. With a facsimile copy of Domesday, engraved on thirteen plates. Continued to the present day by William Bray.
1804 £975.00
MARTIN (William)
Petrificata Derbiensia; or, Figures and Descriptions Collected in Derbyshire.
1809 £1245.00
MOXON (Joseph)
A Tutor to Astronomie and Geographie. Or an easie and speedy way to know the use of both the globes, coelestial and terrestrial. In six books. The first teaching the rudiments of astronomie and geographie. The shewing by the globe; the solution of 2. Astronomical and geographical prob. 3. Problemes in navigation. 4. Astrological problemes. 5. Gnomonical problemes. 6. Trigonometrical problemes. More fully and amply than hath yet been set forth either by Gemma Frisius, Metius, Hues, Wright, Blæw, or any others that have taught the use of the globes; and that so plainly and methodically that the meanest capacity may at first reading apprehend it, and with a little practice grow expert in these divine sciences. With an appendix shewing the use of the Ptolomaick sphere. The second edition, corrected and enlarged. By Joseph Moxon, hydrographer to the Kings most Excellent Majesty. Whereunto is added the antient poetical stories of the stars shewing reasons why the several shapes and forms are pictured on the coelestial globe. As also a discourse of the antiquity, progress and augmentation of astronomie.
1670 £695.00
NOVEL. [HELME (Elizabeth)]
Louisa; or, the Cottage on the Moor. In Two Volumes.
1787 £295.00
NOVEL. OPIE (Mrs. [Amelia Alderson])
Tales of the Heart. By Mrs. Opie.
1820 £395.00
ORDOYNO (Thomas)
Flora Nottinghamiensis, or a Systematic Arrangement of the Plants, Growing Naturally in the County of Nottingham; with their Linnæn and English Names, Generic and Specific Characters in Latin and English, Places of Growth and Time of Flowering.
1807 £395.00
Orme (Edward)
An Essay on Transparent Prints, and on Transparencies in General.
1807 £2975.00
PAINE (James)
Plans, Elevations and Sections, of Noblemen and Gentlemen's Houses, and Also of Stabling, Bridges, Public and Private, Temples, and Other Garden Buildings; Executed in the Counties of Derby, Durham, Middlesex, Northumberland, Nottingham, and York. By James Paine, Architect, One of the Directors of the Society of Artists of Great-Britain. Part the First. Illustrated by Seventy-Four Large Folio Plates.
1767 £2495.00
PALLAS (Dr. [Peter Simon])
An Account of the Different kinds of Sheep Found in the Russian Dominions, and among the Tartar Hordes of Asia: To which is added, five appendixes tending to illustrate the natural and economical history of sheep and other domestic animals by James Anderson.
1794 £995.00
Panoramic View of Jerusalem, and the Adjacent Towns and Villages. From a Drawing by the Librarian of the Armenian Convent. With descriptions and illustrations from the works of Robinson, Keith, Buckingham, Horne, Rae Wilson, etc.
1842 £375.00
Description of a Second View of the Ruins of Pompeii, and Surrounding Country; Representing the Tragic Theatre, Covered Theatre, Temple of Isis, Small Forum, Now Exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester-Square: Painted, from Drawings taken on the Spot, by Mr. Burford.
1824 £95.00
Theatrum Botanicum: The Theater of Plants or, an Herball of Large Extent: containing therein a more ample and exact history and declaration of the physicall herbs and plants that are in other authours, encreased by the accesse of many hundreds of new, rare, and strange plants from all the parts of the world, with sundry gummes, and other physicall materials, than hath beene hitherto published by any before; and a most large demonstration of their natures and vertues. Shevving vvithall the many errors, differences, and oversights of sundry authors that have formerly written of them; and a certaine confidence, or most probable conjecture of the true and genuine herbes and plants. Distributed into sundry classes or tribes, for the more easie knowledge of the many herbes of one nature and property, with the chiefe notes of Dr. Lobel, Dr. Bonham, and others inserted therein. Collected by the many yeares travaile, industry, and experience in this subject, by Iohn Parkinson apothecary of London, and the Kings herbarist. And published by the Kings Majestyes especiall priviledge.
1640 £3750.00
PECK (Thomas)
The Norwich Directory; Containing Alphabetical List of the Principal Inhabitants, their Address, Profession, or Trade. A Concise History of Norwich; Pointing out the most remarkable Places in it worthy the Attention of Strangers... with an Engraved Plan of the City, with References.
1802 £345.00
RAWLINS (Thomas)
Familiar Architecture: Consisting of Original Designs of Houses for Gentlemen and Tradesmen, Parsonages and Summer-Retreats; With Back-Fronts, Sections, Etc., Together with Banqueting-Rooms, Churches, and Chimney-Pieces, To which is Added, The Masonry of the Semicircular and Elliptical Arches, with Practical Remarks.
1768 £1445.00
New Designs in Architecture, Consisting of Plans, Elevations, and Sections for various Buildings, Comprising in XLIV Folio Plates, Designed and Engraved by George Richardson, Architect. / Nouveaux desseins d'architecture, ou, plans, elevations, et coupes de divers bâtimens; Compris in Xliv Planches in Folio, dessinées et gravées par George Richardson architecte.
1792 £3000.00
ROOKE (H[ayman])
A Sketch of the Ancient and Present State of Sherwood Forest, in the County of Nottingham. Nottingham: Printed by S. Tupman, 1799. First edition, 30pp., without the final errata leaf, 4 folding engraved plates. [Bound with:] ----. Description of an Ancient Medallion in the Possession of H. Rooke. Nottingham: Printed by Samuuel Tupman, 1800. First edition, 7, [1]pp., one engraved plate illustrating both sides of the ancient brass medallion of St. Paul found in 1775 by workmen near Newstead Priory. [Bound with:] ----. A Description of the Great Oak in Salcey Forest, in the County of Northampton. Illustrated by Two Views.
1797 £395.00
The Atlantic Telegraph. Illustrated by Robert Dudley. Dedicated by Special Permission to His Royal Highness Albert Edward Prince of Wales.
1866 £2995.00
SAINT GERMAN (Christopher)
The Dialogue in English, betweene a Doctor of Divinitie and a Student of Lawes of England... with New Additions.
1598 £995.00
Salzgrubenfahrt am Dürrenberg. Gez. von Brunner. Stich von P. Herwegen.
1847 £95.00
SCHWERDT (Charles Francis George Richard)
Hunting, Hawking, Shooting Illustrated in a Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Prints and Drawings Collected by C.F.G.R. Schwerdt.
1928 £3150.00
SHAW (James)
Plans, Elevations, and Sections; with Observations and Explanations, of Forcing-Houses, in Gardening. By James Shaw, Gardener to the Right Hon. Lord Mulgrave.
1794 £5500.00
SHAW (Rev. Stebbing)
The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire... Interspersed with Pedigrees and Anecdotes of Families; Observations on Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, and Manufactories; and Illustrated with a Very Full and Correct New Map of the County... Volume II. Part I. [All Published].
1798 £1350.00
Plan of an Estate Situate at Wadsley, the Property of John Greaves Esq. 1840, hand-coloured linen-backed plan, sheet 780mm x 570mm, annotated, rolled.
1840 £1250.00
SOWERBY (J., Jun.)
The Mushroom and Champignon Illustrated, Compared with, and Distinguished from, the Poisonous Fungi that Resemble them.
1832 £575.00
THOMAS (William)
Original Designs in Architecture, By William Thomas, M.S.A. Architect and Surveyor: Consisting of Twenty-seven Copper-Plates, in Folio; Which contain Plans, Elevations, Sections, Ceilings, and Chimney Pieces, for Villas and Town Houses; Designs for Temples, Grottos, Sepulchres, Bridges, &c. in the most approved Taste. To which are Prefixed, a Suitable Introduction, and a Description, explaining the Several Designs.
1783 £4200.00
The Antiquities of Nottinghamshire, Extracted Out of Records, Original Evidences, Leiger Books, other Manuscripts, and Authentick Authorities. Beautified with Maps, Prospects, and Portraictures.
1677 £875.00
TOLET (François)
A Treatise of Lithotomy: or, Of the Extraction of the Stone out of the Bladder. Written in French by Mr. Tolet, Lithotomist in the Hospital of the Charity at Paris. Translated into English by A. Lovell.
1683 £1495.00
The Key to Success and Strictly Business.
1899 £545.00
VAUGHAN (Walter)
An Essay, Philosophical and Medical Concerning Modern Clothing.
1792 £395.00
WATSON (White)
A Delineation of the Strata of Derbyshire, Forming the Surface from Bolsover in the East to Buxton in the West, by a plate, designed from a tablet, composed of the specimens of each stratum within the above line, With an Explanatory Account of the same; Together with a Description of the Fossils found in these Strata; and also of the Nature and Quality of the respective Soils.
1811 £975.00
WILLIAMSON (Captain Thomas)
The Costume and Customs of Modern India; from a collection of drawings by Charles Doyley, Esq., engraved by J.H. Clark and C. Dubourg; with a preface and copius descriptions by Captain Thomas Williamson.
1823 £2650.00
WOOD (William)
Catalogue of an Extensive and Valuable Collection of the Best Works on Natural History, Arranged in Classes According to the Linnean System. With an Enumeration of the Pages and Plates Each Volume Contains. Now selling, at the Prices affixed to each, by William Wood.
1824 £325.00
YOUNG (Arthur)
Annals of Agriculture, and other useful Arts. Collected and Published by Arthur Young, Esq. F.R.S. [A consecutive run from vol. 1-39; 1784-1803].
1786 £1650.00