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  • Seller image for John Knox and the Scottish Reformation for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    G. Barnett Smith

    Published by S. W. Partridge & Co., London, 1903

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    Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Not Stated (illustrator). A brightly bound biography of the life of important Scottish minister John Knox, illustrated throughout. John Knox was a theologian and minister active in Scotland during the sixteenth century; he was a proponent of the Reformation, and founded the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. He also wrote a five volume 'History of the Reformation in Scotland'.Written by George Barnett Smith, an English journalist and author known for his biographies, which included the likes of Victor Hugo, Queen Victoria, William Gladstone and Percy Bysshe Shelley.The eighth thousand of this work.In a bright decorative cloth binding.Richly illustrated throughout.A fascinating account of the work of this important Scotsman. In the publisher's original full cloth binding. Externally generally smart, with a little discolouration to the spine, which is slightly bumped to the head and tail of the spine. Prize bookplate to the front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are a touch age-toned. Very Good. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786R60

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    Alfred, Lord Tennyson; William Morris

    Published by George G. Harrap and Company, London, 1900

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    Leather. Condition: Very Good Indeed. None (illustrator). A very scarce volume comprised off Lord Tennyson's poem 'Guinevere' and William Morris 'The Defence of Guenevere,' An undated copy, dated from when the publisher was active c1900. A very scarce volume, not held in any institutional libraries.?A charming collection of poetry by Lord Tennyson and William Morris. Comprising Tennyson's 'Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere,' and 'Guinevere,' and Morris' 'The Defence of Guenevere.'?Illustrated with a frontispiece and an illuminated colourful title page.? In the original publisher's reverse limp calf binding. Externally very smart with only minor shelf wear and some minor soiling to the wraps, as well as some fading to the spine. Inscribed by a previous owner to the front free endpaper, dated 1920. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are very clean with only a touch of age toning, as usual with the type of paper used. Illustrated with a frontispiece and an illuminated colourful title page.? Very Good Indeed. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786A65

  • Seller image for William Morris: Master Printer A Lecture Given on the Evening of November 27, 1896 to Students of the Printing School, St. Bride Foundation Institute in London for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

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    Hardback. Condition: Near Fine. John Depol (illustrator). An excellent edition limited to one thousand four hundred copies of this lecture regarding William Morris. An edition limited to 1400 copies from the reproduction proofs of the original letterpress edition, printed on Mohawk Superfine, an archival quality sheet.?A lecture on William Morris given by Frank Colebrook in 1896 to students of the Printing School, St. Bride Foundation Institute in London. Edited with a ew introduction by William S. Peterson.?With numerous Morris-inspired wood engravings by John Depol in text. In the original publisher's binding over paper covered boards Externally very smart with only minor shelf wear and some bumping to the spine, which was slightly rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean. Illustrated with numerous Morris-inspired wood engravings by John Depol in text.? Near Fine. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786A63

  • Seller image for The Fairy Book: The Best Popular Fairy Stories Selected and Rendered Anew for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    Dinah Craik]

    Published by Macmillan and Co, London, 1923

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    Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Warwick Goble (illustrator). An anthology of the most beloved fairy tales in English literature, brightly illustrated in colour by Warwick Goble. The work of English novelist and poet Dinah Maria Craik, this is an anthology of some of the best loved and most recognisable fairy tales, including Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots and Beauty and the Beast.Most remarkable about this scarce edition of Craik's retellings, however, are the vibrant colour plates of English children's book illustrator Warwick Goble. Typically specialising in Japanese and Indian themes, Goble here turns his distinctive style to the rendering of familiar literary characters. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Some fading to back strip, with bumping to spine head and tail. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright. Very Good. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786F56

  • Seller image for Bradshaw's Railway Manual, Shareholder's Guide and Official Directory for 1863 for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    Bradshaw; W J Adams

    Published by W J Adams; Bradshaw & Blacklock, London; Manchester, 1863

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    Leather. Condition: Good Only. Not Stated (illustrator). A scarce Bradshaw's railway guide from the mid nineteenth century. Retaining a large folding map which has diagrams of Gough's portable steam engine to the rear. This folding plate is in a very smart condition.Bradshaw's first printed railway timetable was issued in 1839 and although he died in 1853 there were numerous publications bearing his name issued posthumously.?The title page states that this is volume XV of Bradshaw's Railway Manual and official Directory.? It comprises the historical and financial position of every rail company in Britain, its colonies, and further afield. It also contains statistics and other data that is of railway interest in parliament.?As is usual with Bradshaw's guides, this copy is rather worn and the title page is detached but present. The binding has also split at page IX and there has been an amateurish repair to the binding so as to retain the front board. Internally, the work is bright. Retaining the original straight grained morocco board. Externally, worn. The original board is rubbed, and the rear board is lacking. Amateur repair to the spine, with tape adhering the front board to a sheet of card used as the rear board. Tape repairs to the hinges. Binding is split at the contents page. Otherwise, internally the binding is tender. Pages are bright. Occasional light spots and minor chipping to the edges of advertisements. Good Only. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786L15

  • Seller image for Kafka on the Shore for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    Haruki Murakami; Philip Gabriel [trans.]

    Published by The Harvill Press, London, 2005

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    Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. None (illustrator). First edition. Signed and numbered limited edition of this beloved Murakami novel, with slipcase. A signed first edition of this work from Haruki Murakami, numbered 663 of 1000 copies, in the publisher's original slipcase. With Murakami's signature to the limitation page.The first English language edition of this novel, telling the story of young Kafka Tamura, a bookish 15-year-old boy who runs away from his Oedipal curse, and Satoru Nakata, an old, disabled man with the uncanny ability to talk to cats. The book incorporates themes of music as a communicative conduit, metaphysics, dreams, fate, the subconscious. In the publisher's original cloth binding, with cloth covered slipcase. Minor shelf wear to head and tail of back strip. Original price tag to bottom edge of slipcase. Internally, firmly bound. Signed to limitation page. Pages clean and bright. Near Fine. signed by author. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786F57

  • Seller image for A Christian Guide for Plain People for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    John Miller

    Published by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, 1841

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    Disbound. Condition: Near Fine. None (illustrator). A scarce pamphlet, the new edition of John Miller's Christian guide for plain people. A scarce pamphlet in all editions, originally published in 1820. This is the new edition of 1841.?A Christian guide for plain people, containing directions on how to be a good Christians, with chapters on baptism, catechism, sickness and childbirth, matrimony, burial, religious errors, and more. Disbound. Externally very smart with only minor shelf wear. retaining much of the original spine. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean. Near Fine. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786A61

  • Seller image for A Letter from the Right Honourable Edmund Burke to a Noble lord, on the Attacks made upon Him and His Pension, in The house of Lords, by the Duke of Bedford and the Earl of Lauderdale, Early in the Present Sessions of Parliament for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

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    Disbound. Condition: Very Good. None (illustrator). A highly interesting pamphlet by Edmund Burke regarding attacks made upon him and his pension in 1796 by the Duke of Bedford and the Earl of Lauderdale. A fascinating letter by Edmund Burke, upon attacks made upon him and his pension by the Duke of Bedford and the Earl of Lauderdale, sent to a noble lord, ESTC notes him to be Earl Fitzwilliams. Published in 1796, it went through many editions in the same year. Unfortunately without the half-title, it is impossible to determine the exact printing.?ESTC Reference could be: T2758; T37959; T37960; T37962; T37963; T37965; T37966; T37967; T181681.?In 1794 Burke received a vote of thanks from the House of Commons for his services inn the Hasting Trials and he immediately resigned his seat to be replaced by his son Richard, who died shortly after. Upon is death, King George III wished to create him Earl of Beaconsfield however due to the death of his son, he could not receive such honour and its attractions, but he would accept a pension of ?2,500. This was criticised by the Duke of Bedford and the Earl of Lauderdale, to whom Burke replied in this letter.?In the letter, he argues that 'to innovate is not to reform,' and that he was awarded on merit while the Duke of Bedford receives it on inheritance alone. A disbound copy. Externally smart, the title page slightly loose, tape repaired by a previous owner to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are generally very clean with only a minor offsetting to the title page and rear leaf, and a touch of age toning, as usual. Very Good. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786A57

  • Seller image for The Wooden Walls Among the Ice Floes. Telling the Romance of the Newfoundland Seal Fishery for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    Major William Howe Greene

    Published by Hutchinson & Co, London, 1933

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    Cloth. Condition: Very Good. None (illustrator). First edition. A detailed first edition account of seal fishery in Newfoundland, illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs. A curious first edition, giving an account of the author's time in Newfoundland, Canada.In 1892 Major William Howe Greene was elected as an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and promptly departed for Newfoundland in July 1892 after the Great Fire in that city. He was instrumental in helping to rebuild the city after the fire. In his preface, Greene explains he wishes to provide an account of 'the greatest sporting event of the commercial year for England's oldest colony', Seal Fishing.Illustrated throughout with photographs taken by the author of the ships and men involved in the seal hunt. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Bumping to head and tail of spine. Rubbing and minor marks to front board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright. Very Good. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786F50

  • Seller image for Switzerland together with Chamonix and the Italian Lakes for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    Karl Baedeker

    Published by Karl Baedeker, Leipzig, 1928

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    Cloth. Condition: Very Good Indeed. Not Stated (illustrator). A delightful later edition of Baedeker's iconic guidebooks, this one to Switzerland and its surrounds. Richly illustrated with folding maps and plates. The twenty-seventh edition of this work, revised. This work was first published in 1863, with the final edition published in 1938.Baedeker guides were standard guidebooks published for tourists in the nineteenth century. Printed by the publishing house started by Karl Baedeker, they were an important milestone in the tourist industry, and were published from the 1850s until the 1970s.Illustrated with eighty-one maps, thirty town plans and fifteen panoramas. Collated, complete.A delightful copy of this important guidebook. In a full cloth binding. Externally generally smart, with just some edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just a little wear to the edges of folding plates. Very Good Indeed. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786R48

  • Seller image for Egypt and the English, showing British public opinion in Egypt upon the Egyptian question : with chapters on success of the Sudan and the delights of travel in Egypt and the Sudan for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    Douglas Sladen

    Published by Hurst and Blackett, London, 1908

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    Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Not Stated (illustrator). First edition. A first edition study of Egypt and its relationship with England in the early twentieth century. The scarce first edition of this work from English author and academic Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen. In his preface, Sladen explains that 'this book was written to make the intelligent British reader familiar with British public opinion in Egypt upon the Egyptian Question'. The author supplements this more serious discussion with information on the pleasures of travelling in both Sudan and Egypt, with the third part of the work dedicated to 'sight-seeing, sport and society in Egypt'.With numerous photographic and illustrated plates, and a folding map. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Some fading to boards perimeters and back strip. Shelf wear to spine tail. Internally, firmly bound. Light foxing to first few pages. Remaining pages clean and bright. Very Good. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786F51

  • Seller image for The Cottage Homes of England for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    Stewart Dick

    Published by Edward Arnold, London, 1909

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    Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Helen Allingham (illustrator). First edition. Helen Allingham's charming look into the beautiful cottages of England, a lovely work illustrated in colour throughout. The first edition of this work.A charming guide to the many different types of cottage homes in England, a wonderful picturesque work on the charms of the country.Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, and sixty-three colour plates.Collated, complete.Illustrated by the notable watercolourist Helen Allingham.Written by Stewart Dick.Sixteen pages of adverts to the rear. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Light marks to the boards and spine. Minor bumping to the spine and extremities. Tail of the front board is a little cocked. Spine is a little faded. Hinges are starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with some spots. Small chip to the margin of page xv/xvi, not affecting text. Very Good. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786P49

  • Seller image for Journal of a Seventeen Days' Tour, through Belgium to Paris for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    Thomas Barlow

    Published by Simpkin and Marshall, London, 1833

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    Cloth. Condition: Good. None (illustrator). First edition. A very scarce work account of a Lancashire philanthropists tour through Europe, containing information on expenses and exchange rates. A very scarce work, here in its first edition. This is the work of Lancashire Cotton manufacturer and Mayor of Bolton James Barlow, and provides an account of a journey taking place in June 1833 over the course of seventeen days, where Barlow travelled through Belgium, Paris, Ostend, Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels, Rouen, Dieppe and Brighton. The author provides an account of each of these locations.The final four pages of this work may be the most fascinating to a modern reader, as they provide an account of Barlow's expenses on his journey, along with the exchange rates of the day, in cents and francs. In the original cloth binding. Discolouration to boards, with bumping to spine head and tail. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally clean and bright. Good. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786F45

  • Seller image for Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    Percy Bysshe Shelley

    Published by George Bell and Sons, London, 1902

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    Cloth. Condition: Very Good Indeed. Robert Anning Bell (illustrator). A beautiful example of the poetry of tragic Percy Bysshe Shelley, bound in decorative cloth and illustrated by Robert Anning Bell. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was a radical Romantic poet whose renown grew after his tragically young death by drowning. Admirers of his prose and essays include Gandhi, Karl Marx and George Bernard Shaw, and his poetical works influenced the likes of Browning, Hardy and Yeats, not to say the literary circles he ran in at the time of his death, including Lord Byron and his wife, Mary Shelley, author of 'Frankenstein'. Famously, he drowned in Italy and so his body was cremated upon discovery: his heart resisted the flames, and was preserved in spirits and returned to his wife.?With an introduction by Walter Raleigh.Illustrated by Robert Anning Bell.A beautiful example of the poetry of this important Romantic poet. In the publisher's original full cloth binding. Externally generally smart, with some slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine and the odd mark to the boards. The residue of an ownership bookplate to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Very Good Indeed. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786R53

  • Seller image for Palestina De Toeganspoort Jaffa for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    Frank Scholten

    Published by A W Sijthoffs Uitgeversmaatschappij NV, Leiden, 1935

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    Cloth. Condition: Very Good Indeed. Frank Scholten (illustrator). A first edition of Frank Scholten's photograph book of Jaffa, Palestine. This is the first volume on Jaffa. Illustrated throughout with 449 monochrome photographs of Palestine. Accompanying the photographs are verses from the Bible, the Talmud and the Quran.?Collated, complete.?This edition is in Dutch. It was first issued in French in 1929.?Gift inscription signed by five individuals to the recto of the front endpaper. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, very smart. A few light marks to boards. Gift inscription to the recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Occasional scattered spots to pages. Very Good Indeed. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786L8

  • Seller image for Essay on the Construction of Cottages for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    George Smith

    Published by Blackie & Son, Glasgow, 1834

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    Cloth. Condition: Very Good Indeed. Not Stated (illustrator). First edition. The first edition of George Smith's essay on constructing cottages. Illustrated, with an engraved title page and eleven folding plates.? The folding plates demonstrate many plans and elevations of single and combined cottages on different scales.?Collated, complete.In the original cloth binding. With the publisher's adverts to the rear. A very bright copy of this work.?This work depicts the construction of cottages of labouring classes during the nineteenth century. There is an outline of specifications, details and estimates of the building costs. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Fading to the extremities. Small loss to the label on the front board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Occasional light spots to pages. Very Good Indeed. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786L18

  • Seller image for L'enfant-Dieu Recueil de Vieux Noels Des Pays de Champagne et De Lorraine for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    Georges Fragerolle

    Published by Enoch & Cie, Paris, 1898

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    Hardback. Condition: Fine. Georges Auriol (illustrator). First edition. An uncommon anthology of Christmas carols from the Champagne and Lorraine regions of France. Set to music by Georges Fragerolle. A beautifully presented work, with the design to the boards and illustrated ornaments by Georges Auriol.?In French.?These carols have been put to music by Georges Fragerolle, a French musician and composer. He was noted for arranging the works of contemporary poets and for his successful nativity play 'La Marche a l'Etoile'.??This work is scarce, particularly in the original dustwrapper. In the original pictorial boards. With original dustwrapper. Externally, excellent with minor shelf wear. Dustwrapper is generally smart. Fading to the edges of the wrapper. Rear flyleaf is lacking. A few small chips to the edges of the dustwrapper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Fine. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786L10

  • Seller image for Scotland Illustrated in a Series of Views Taken Expressly For This Work for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    William Beattie

    Published by George Virtue, London, 1838

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    Leather. Condition: Very Good. Various (illustrator). An immense illustrated study into the picturesque views of Scotland, a beautiful work by William Beattie with over one-hundred plates across the two volumes. Complete in two volumes.William Beattie's popular topographical work, taking the reader across Scotland through a series of beautiful views.Volume I illustrated with a vignette title page, one folding map, and forty-one plates. Collated, complete.Volume II illustrated with a vignette title page, and seventy-seven plates. Collated, complete.Illustrated by T. Allom, W. H. Bartlett, and H. McCulloch. In a full morocco binding. Externally, generally smart, with light rubbing and marks to the boards and spines. Minor bumping to the extremities. Spines are a little faded. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and generally clean with the odd spot and handling mark. Faint tidemark to a few pages. Small puncture marks to the edge of some plates. Very Good. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786P44

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    William Morris

    Published by Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1900

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    Cloth. Condition: Very Good Indeed. None (illustrator). A collection of poetry by William Morris, a lovely early printing. A collection of poems by William Morris, popular British author, printer, designer, and more, recognised as one of the most significant cultural figures of Victorian Britain.??An excellent copy of this work from the Kelmscott Press Edition as revised by the author. The original edition appeared in 1858, and it was the first book of Pre-Raphaelite poetry to be published. The poems are dark and set in a sombre world of violence, thus he was discouraged from publishing more for a number of years.? Including 'The Haystack in the Floods,' 'The Defence of Guenevere,' 'Old Love,' 'The Judgement of God,' and 'Spell-Bound' among others. In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally excellent with only minor shelf wear and a minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. With only faint minor marking to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are clean with only a touch of age toning, as usual. Very Good Indeed. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786A64

  • Seller image for Twenty-Fifth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1904-04 for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    W. H. Holmes; et al.

    Published by Government Printing Office, Washington, 1907

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    Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Not Stated (illustrator). First edition. The first edition of the twenty-fifth annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology for the year 1903-04, replete with numerous plates and in text illustrations. An exciting first edition of the annual twenty-fifth report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, established in 1879 for the purpose of transferring archives, records, and materials relating to the Indians of North America from the Interior Department to the Smithsonian Institution.Soon the bureau however took on a different path and organized research-intensive multi-year projects, sponsored ethnographic, archaeological and? linguistic field research, initiated publications series, and promoted the fledgling discipline of anthropology, and much more under John Wesley Powell, the founding director, who had a mission of organising anthropologic research in America.?This extensive and comprehensive report is adorned with numerous illustrations in text and one hundred-and-twenty-nine full page plates to the rear. Collated, complete.?From the library of C. G. Nelson, with his stamp to the front pastedown and title page. Nelson was a professor and artist who worked closely with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution. In the original publishers cloth binding. Externally smart with some shelf wear and some bumping to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. With some minor marks and rubbings to the boards, as well as a minor damp marking to to both boards. The cloth to the spine has slightly darkened, obscuring the titles. From the library of C. G. Nelson, with his stamp to the front pastedown and title page. Internally, firmly bound, with tender hinges to the rear board, the rear free endpaper is slightly loose and may detach with further handling. The pages are clean with only some faint age toning to the leaves of text. Illustrated with numerous illustrations in text and one hundred-and-twenty-nine full page plates to the rear. Collated, complete.? Very Good. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786A52

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    Anonymous

    Published by Government Press, Cairo, 1932

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    Cloth. Condition: Very Good Indeed. None (illustrator). A handy index to the settlements of modern Egypt, allowing the user to easily find each place on a map. This index gives the name of every town, village and 'ezba in the Nile Valley and the Delta of Egypt, along with its coordinates and information so that it can be found easily on a map.Printed for the Ministry of Finance of Egypt.Complete with instructions and a key map in the pocket of the rear of the work.A useful geographical work relating to Egypt as it was in the early 1930s. In the publisher's original quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally generally smart, with a little edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Very Good Indeed. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786R52

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    Thomas Roscoe

    Published by Tilt; Washbourne; and Sikpin and Co, London, 1836

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    Leather. Condition: Good. Various (illustrator). A lavishly illustrated topographical tour of North Wales by Thomas Roscoe, a lovely work complete with forty-seven plate. A detailed travel journal, written during the author's long excursions through North Wales. A corresponding volume on South Wales was later published.Roscoe offers a unique view on Wales in the early nineteenth century in this work, as the landscape was changing with the Industrial Revolution taking over.Illustrated with a frontispiece, vignette title page, forty-seven plates, and two vignettes.Collated, complete.?Written by Thomas Roscoe, an English author and translator. His other works include 'Gonzalo, the Traitor', 'The King of the Peak', and 'Legends of Venice'.Illustrated with engravings from drawings by Cattermole, Cox, and Creswick.Undated, dated from Jisc from a copy held at the British Library. In a full morocco binding. Externally, generally smart. Light rubbing and marks to the boards and spine. Spine is a little faded. Minor bumping to the spine and extremities. Hinges are a little strained but remain firm. Bookseller's label to the front paste down. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned with some spots and light tide marks, mostly to the plates. Good. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786P47

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    Winston Churchill

    Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1910

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    Paperback. Condition: Good. None (illustrator). The first 'cheap' edition of Winston Churchill's documentation of his 1907 five month long trip to Africa. The uncommon first cheap edition of this work, published as part of Hodder and Stoughton's 'Sixpenny Novels' series.There were only twenty thousand copies of this edition printed, of which eighty percent were sold in Britain, and the other twenty percent were sold overseas. Before the trip Churchill agreed to profit from his travels, serialising articles in the Strand Magazine, and then publishing a bound expanded edition in 1908.With a library stamp for 'Govan Parish School Board' to the first leaf and final leaf.? Former owner's pencil inscriptions to the margins of pages 10-11.?With the text printed in two columns.Publisher's adverts to the reverse of the title page and contents page, and four leaves of publisher's adverts to the rear. In the publisher's original wraps. Externally, chipped to the extremities. Small loss to the bottom of the spine. Former owner's pencil inscriptions to the margins of pages 10-11. With a library stamp for 'Govan Parish School Board' to the first leaf and final leaf. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned due to the paper type. Chipping to the first and last few pages at the margins. Good. book.

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    James Logan

    Published by David Bryce and Son, Glasgow, 1899

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    Cloth. Condition: Good. Not Stated (illustrator). A vividly illustrated charming look at the clan costumes of the Scottish Highlands, illustrated with seventy-four colour plates. A detailed study into the different clans of the Scottish Highlands.Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, and seventy-three colour plate.Collated, complete.A faithful reproduction of the original work, which had been published in two large quarto volumes in 1845.By James Logan.Eight pages of adverts to the rear. In the original tartan cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Cloth is a little worn with some loss to the extremities and spine, and a little lifting to the spine. Spine is a little faded. Minor bumping to the extremities. A few light marks to the boards. Marks to the front paste down. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with a few light spots. Good. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786P42

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    John M. Leighton; Professor Wilson

    Published by Joseph Swan, Glasgow, 1837

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    Cloth. Condition: Good Only. Joseph Swan; Various (illustrator). The second edition of this beautiful engraved work on the lakes of Scotland, a highly illustrated work on the beauties of the country. The second edition of this work.Complete in two volumes.A scenic work exploring the lakes of Scotland, a beautiful work on the picturesque views of the lovely country.?Volume I illustrated with a vignette title page, and twenty-five plates. Collated, complete.Volume II illustrated with a vignette title page, and twenty-eight plates. Collated, complete.Described by John M. Leighton.With remarks on the scenery of the Highlands by Professor Wilson.Illustrated by various artists, engraved by Joseph Swan. In the original cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, with some marks to the boards and spines. Light bumping to the spines and extremities. Spines are a little faded. Small bump to the head of the spine of Volume I. Front hinge of Volume I is starting but firm. Prior owner's ink inscription to the verso to the front free endpaper of Volume I. Internally, binding is strained in places. Pages are bright and generally clean with some spots. Vignette title of Volume I is working loose. Faint tide mark to the vignette title of Volume I. Small patch of worming to the gutter of pages 61 to 70 of Volume I. Vignette title of Volume II is working loose. Prior owner's ink note to page 129 of Volume II. Some pages uncut to the top edge of Volume II. Plate of Loch Leven & Castle and Loch Awe & Kilchurn Castle in Volume II detached but present. Suitable for rebinding. Good Only. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786P46

  • Seller image for Les Grands Saints Des Petits Enfants for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    Etienne Moreau-Nelaton

    Published by Leon Chailley, Paris, 1896

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    Hardback. Condition: Very Good Indeed. Etienne Moreau-Nelaton (illustrator). First edition. A very scarce collection of illustrations by Etienne Moreau-Nelaton of saints. Comprising twenty plates total, each with a leaf comprising a short description. Signed by the author to the half-title, addressed to 'ma chere petite amie Marguerite'.?In the original French.Etienne Moreau-Nelaton's painting style was influenced by Manet and Morisot. Much of his larger paintings are in the collection of the Musee d'Orsay.?A very scarce work, even more so as signed by the artist. In the original paper covered boards. Externally, very smart. A few light tidemarks to the front and rear boards. Light shelfwear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Author's inscription to the half-title. Occasional light spots to pages. Very Good Indeed. signed by author. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786L6

  • Seller image for A hawk for the bush: A treatise on the training of the sparrow-hawk and other short-winged hawks for sale by Rooke Books PBFA

    J. G. Mavrogordato

    Published by H F and G Witherby, London, 1960

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    Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. G. E. Lodge (illustrator). First edition. A first edition of this important work on falconry. Illustrated with colour plates, and in the original dust wrapper. The first edition of this important work, in the publisher's original price unclipped dust wrapper. Illustrated with seven plates, three of which are in colour. Collated, complete. The plates are the work of George Edward Lodge, a British illustrator of birds and an authority on falconry in his own wright.A standard work of modern falconry literature by one of the most renowned falconers of the twentieth century, the British lawyer Mavrogordato directed at a new generation of falconers choosing to work with the previously frowned-upon sparrowhawks rather than the traditional falcons. It includes observations on the choice of a suitable bird, the falconer's equipment, and the calling-off of a bird, as well as the animals' diet and health. In the publisher's original binding with price unclipped dust wrapper. Minor shelf wear to spine tail. Slight sunning to dust wrapper back strip, with minor mark to front wrap. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright. Near Fine. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786F59

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    Thomas Roscoe

    Published by Jennings and Chaplin, London, 1834

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    Leather. Condition: Good Only. J. D. Harding (illustrator). A fascinating travelogue from the early nineteenth century exploring France, illustrated and from the library of a noble English woman. Describing the beauty of France in such areas as Montpellier, Orange, Lyons, Nismes, Avignon and Thiers, to name a few.?Written by Thomas Roscoe, an English writer and translator known for travel works on Italy, Switzerland, the Isle of Wight and Belgium, as well as this work.With a letter pasted to the rear endpaper to Sophia Frances Cust, reading 'To Sophia Frances Cust her Aunt Cust and her Aunt Lucy send a remembrance of her Grandmother and Godmother with their affectionate congratulations & good wishes on the 22 June'.Lady Sophia Cust, later Lady Tower, a wealthy British aristocrat from an important family; she dined with Queen Victoria and assisted at the coronation of King William IV; her family's home was Belton House, and numerous artefacts relating to Sophia, including her artworks, remain here.Illustrated with twenty-six plates designed by J. D. Harding. In a full crushed morocco binding. Externally rather worn, with rubbing to the edges and the joints. Internally, front hinge has failed after the blanks. Pages are bright and clean with the odd tide mark. Good Only. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786R50

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    Robert William Billings

    Published by William Paterson, Edinburgh, 1852

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    Leather. Condition: Very Good Indeed. Robert William Billings (illustrator). A splendid four volume work on the beautiful architecture of Scotland, each volume illustrated with sixty plates by Robert William Billings. With detail on places including Elgin Cathedral, Iona Cathedral, Glasgow University, Huntly Castle, Dunblane Cathedral, St Giles, Edinburgh, Melrose Abbey, Noltland Castle, Paisley Abbey, Udney Castle, Ruthven Castle and Spynie Palace, amongst numerous other beautiful buildings.Written by Robert William Billings, a British architect and writer active during the nineteenth century.Complete in four volumes.Every volume is illustrated with sixty plates, as well as numerous in-text illustrations.Collated, complete.A wonderfully illustrated account of the ecclesiastical architecture of Scotland. In a half crushed morocco binding. Externally very smart, with just a touch of rubbing in places, particularly the extremities. Internally, volume I is a touch strained at the front hinge, as is volume IV after the title page. Otherwise, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just a little spotting to early and later leaves and opposing plates. Very Good Indeed. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786R49

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    James Jackson Jarves

    Published by Clarke, Beeton, & Co., London, 1853

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    Cloth. Condition: Good. Not Stated (illustrator). A travelogue detailing an American's account of his time spent in Paris and France and his impressions of the country, richly illustrated with engravings. A delightful account of Paris and France from the perspective of an American; with chapters on sites, sundries, amusements and education, as well as more unusual chapters on the secret police and suicides.Written by James Jackson Jarves, an American editor and art critic. His other works included 'Scenes and Scenery in the Sandwich Islands', 'Italian Sights and Papal Principles' and numerous works on art history.With five pages of publisher's advertisements at the start of the work.Illustrated with charming engravings throughout.A delightful little travelogue. In the publisher's original full cloth binding. Externally a trifle worn, with some loss to the head of the spine in particular as well as to the tail. The extremities are a little bumped. Internally, both hinges are starting but remaining firm. Pages are bright and clean. Good. book.

    Seller Inventory # 786R46