Bedford, England: 1935. Wraps. First. Includes Silver Jubilee Celebrations, 1935, and Coronation Celebrations May 11,12,13, 1937. Program for Jubilee Day 1935 is in shiny silver wraps with drawings of George V and Queen Mary on front, royal blue lettering. The 8-page interior programs of events are lettered in the same blue. Tightly bound with blue cord. This booklet was folded vertically (to fit into a pocket?) and seems to have stayed that way for many years. Creased completely through, else very good. The other booklet, Coronation Celebrations, Bedford, contains the official list of scholars' contest, a fair guide and map, and "about Bedford." Soiled ivory covers lettered in red and blue, with Union Jack and another flags on front. Celebrating the coronation of George VI...
London: Illustrated London News and Sketch, 1935. Cloth, Paper. First Edition. 3 vol. set Vol. 1, 72 pp., Coronation Record Number, 1937, of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. 24 color and other plates. Color plates include castles, charts of descent, coronation robes, much more. Navy paper binding with elaborate gilt embellishment and lettering is reinforced inside with tape. Vol. 2, Coronation Number of Queen Elizabeth II, pub. 1953. 68 pp., 16 color plates and 594 "portraits and illus." Similar navy paper cover with gilt. Vol. 3 is the Silver Jubilee Record Number 1910 - 1935, the recap of 25 years' reign of King George V and Queen Mary. 16 color plates, numerous charts and illustrations. Hardback cover w/ pasted-down imitation leather covers in red with gilt embellishment. Absolutely wonderful compilation of historical events and people, lavishly illustrated. Very Good.
London: Parry, Blenkarn & Co., 1847. Hardcover. First One-Volume Edition. 434 pp. B/w ills. Rebound. Black cloth cover has a few "bubbles" on front. Red leather title block on spine, set off w/ gilt rules. Spine worn at both ends. Previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper. Prelims lightly foxed, with occasional foxing throughout. Frontis and title page w/ills by "Phiz," H.K. Browne, his first appearance in print. 19 more b/w plates intact. Binding clean and tight. Very good.
London: Saunders and Otley/Henry Colburn, 1837, 1838. Three Quarter Leather. Mixed. "Random Recollections of House of Commons From the Year 1830 to the Close of 1835" is a Fifth Edition, xi, 396 pp. 8vo. "Random Recollections of the Lords and Commons" is designated as "Second Series" and issued in two volumes; x, 314, vii, 343 pp. 8vo. Scuffing and wear to covers, brown leather spine with five raised bands to spine and light chipping to head of Volume III, decorative gold tooling in individual compartments, leather title patches missing on each volume, Volume # patches intact with gold titling. Marbled paper insets to each cover, matching marbled endpapers and marbling to foredge surfaces of text block. A very nice set. Very Good.
Boston: T. Bedlington, 1828. Hard Cover. 218 pp. Boards are discolored, corners bumped. Black spine w/ gilt lettering is chipped head and foot, front hinge starting. Interior foxed. Pencil notations on rear eps. A tight pocket-sized copy of this classic work. At 170 years old, it's not perfect, but it is intact and readable. Very Good.
New York: C. M. Saxton, 1859. Hardcover. First Edition. x, 327,  ads. 8vo. Greenish-brown cloth covered boards with blind embossed border to front and rear boards, bumping to corners. Staining to endpapers from age, light waffling to text block, age toning to text.
Memoir of an American couple's visit to London. Good.
New York: Hawthorn Books, 1958/1963. Hardcover. First Edition. First Hawthorn Books Edition. 446, 629 pp. 8vo. Light scuffing to dust jackets, minor sunning to each has faded the original red printed titles; head of spine on second volume's dust jacket has small tears, now in mylar covers. Clean within. Housed in original paper slipcase with small tear at base joing, very good overall. Very Good / very good.
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1828. Paper. 146 pp. Subtitle, " The Speech of Henry Brougham, Esq., M.P. in the House of Commons, on Thursday, February 7th 1828, on His Motion That an Humble Address be Presented to His Majesty Praying That He Will Graciously be Pleased to Issue a Commission for Inquiring Into the Defects Occasioned by Time and Otherwise in the Laws of This Realm, and Into the Measures Necessary for Removing the Same." Pasted-on paper label on front cover reads, "Mr. Brougham's Speech on the Present State of the Law." Previous owner's name, in ink, in upper right hand corner of front cover and half title page. Covers are aged, soiled worn along extremities. Small ink doodle near bottom edge of rear...
Northampton, England: W. Mark & Co., Ltd., 1930. Paperback. First Edition. Unpag. B/w photo ills. According to front cover, this was a Souvenir Booklet prepared for a visit of the American Naval Delegation March 8, 1930. Ivory wraps tied with bright red cord have drawing of village in red and green on front, a seal also in colors. Cover is foxed, possibly soiled, but unworn. Contents are historical information and advertising, with particular attention to the British ancestry of Presidents Washington and Franklin. All of the advertising is for footwear. Scattered light foxing inside. Very Good.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1848-1850. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 419 pp, 394 pp, 411 pp, 416 pp. 8vo. Black and white with engraved frontispiece portrait in each volume. Elegant red leather binding is set off by red and white marbled boards. Five raised bands on spine, gold embossed titling. Wear at the four front corners is minimal. Top edge gilt. Pink endpapers, with bookplate on first free endpaper. First free endpaper of Volume I beginning to tear at head and foot of page along gutter. Very Good.
Burford, Oxford: 1958. Green Paper Wraps. Presumed First. 207 pp. B/w ills. Subtitle: "A Quarterly Non-Party Review and Miscellany of Rural Life and Work for the English-Speaking World." Green cover is a little edgeworn but tight. Lower front end of spine starting to tear. Highlights of the contents, as listed on front cover, are articles on cat characteristics, cob and thatch, an acorn harvest, country store, anting (sic), the "Whittle-Gate Chair," and much more. Very Good.
Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1853. Hardcover. 607 pp. White vellum spine has leather gilt-banded blocks w/ title and "1-2" in gilt. Orangish-marbled paper boards. Corners worn and leather missing. Edges dirty. Few spots of spine which look like foxing. Interior has previous owner's name on ffep in ink (twice), again on title page. Two vols. bound as one, with a page of Tauchnitz' "series for the Young" ads between vols. Interior clean and tight. Very Good.
Shepherd, Thos. H. London: Jones & Co., 1827-1829. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 160, iii; vi, 12 (Subjects), 172, ii (List of Engravings). Both volumes have red leather spine with five slightly raised bands, gold embossed titling and decoration, losses at head and foot of spine. Volume I front board hanging by one cord, considerable foxing to frontispiece engraving and first title page with engraving of Temple Bar, From the Strand. Volume II front board detached. Marbled endpapers, considerable foxing to frontispiece engraving and first title page with engraving of Sussex Place at Regent's Park; this title page appears to have suffered water damage and was re-backed with another sheet of paper by a binder, second title page undamaged. Light foxing throughout, including the numerous...
London: A. & C. Black, Ltd., 1915. Hardcover. As. Unpaginated, 24 b/w sketches. Linen binding is aged, soiled, stained and edge-worn. Front cover has a pasted-on title block with a small b/w sketch of Hastings Castle. Spine is worn, creased, chipped and has a small, closed tear. Spine ends and corners are bumped and worn. Page edges are slightly aged and soiled. Upper right hand corner of fep is missing. Title illustration is a larger version of the sketch of Hastings Castle which appears on the front cover. There is no text, just 25 b/w sketches of Hastings and its environs looking very tranquil and picturesque. This volume was published in 1915, in the midst of World War I. Interior is very slightly aged and...
London: The Great Western Railway, 1926. Hardcover. First Edition. Second Printing. x, 153,  pp. 4to. Wear and scuffing to dust jacket, sunning to spine, now in mylar cover. Bumping to corners of cover boards, foxing to endpapers and light foxing within. Great Western Railway map in Fine condition in pocket pasted on rear pastedown. Very Good / very good.
London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1906. Paperback. First Edition. 40 pp. + 12 pp. b/w plates. Title, cont'd.: "Revised Edition with twelve views and two plans. And a description of the Armoury by the Viscount Dillon, P.S.A." Pink paper wraps are soiled, edgeworn. Staple binding is tight, so the one penny price was worth it. Text is followed by two pages of recruiting for the regular Army and for the Militia. Interesting publication crammed with information. Good.
London: John Russell Smith, 1854. Hard Cover. First Edition. 284 pp. Covers and spine have a pebbled texture and blind-stamped rules. Spine has reasonably bright, blind-stamped gilt lettering. Covers and spine are slightly aged, soiled and shelf-worn. Spine ends and corners are bumped. Small label on front paste-down. Interior is somewhat aged and/or soiled. Very Good.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1950. Hard Cover. First Edition. 47 pp. text; 166 pp. b/w photo illustrations. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, loss at head of spine, now in mylar cover. Cover has mall design of church window on upper front in dark brown. Brown lettering on spines, which are sunned. Covers a bit soiled. Light wear at spine ends. Interiors clean and tight, with lovely full-page illustrations. Features mostly architecture and details. Very Good / Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1839. Hardcover. As. Family Library Edition No. 47, 48, & 49. Brown cloth board with some scuffing and wear, minor bumping to corners. 296, 333, 379 pp. 16mo. Folding map at frontis of Volume I has a small tear at midpoint where bound into volume. Small worm hole along front and rear hinge of Volume I, front hinge of Volume III. Light stain at head of Volume III along head of spine. Minor foxing. Overall, a nice, clean set. Very Good.