The most delectable history of Reynard the Fox. Newly Corrected and Purged from all grossness in Phrase and Matter. Augmented and Enlarged with sundry Excellent Morals and Expositions upon every several Chapter . To which may now be added a Second Part of the said History; As also the shifts of Reynardine the Son of Reynard the Fox, together with his Life and Death &c.

3 parts as 1, 1701, 1681 & 1684, each with independent register. In contemporary speckled calf, raised bands gilt tooling, gilt title to maroon morocco label. Internally, woodcut vignette to tp, 1701, [1], A2-U4, [160 pp includes the leaf of…

£4250 | Published: 1701 | Publisher: Edward Brewster

The military costume of Europe; exhibited in a series of highly-finished military figures, in the uniform of their several corps; with a concise description, and historical anecdotes; forming memoirs of the various armies of the present time

Complete With All Ninety Six Hand Coloured Military Plates First editions, two volumes, small folio, in contemporary long grained morocco, elaborate gilt and blind tooling. Re-backed spines, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling & titles, edges…

£4000 | Published: 1812 | Publisher: T. Goddard; and J. Booth.

The Melange of Humour;

[ALKEN Henry Thomas] 1784-1851. [EGERTON Daniel Thomas] 1800?-1847

First collected edition of this acclaimed series of humorous situations with Fifty Hand Coloured Plates Caricaturing the English Lifestyle of the 1820s. c1835, Folio, letterpress title and fifty hand coloured plates (including frontispiece).…

£17500 | Published: Unknown | Publisher: Printed by W. Lewis

A Few Ideas; Being Hints on Hunting and Driving

[ALKEN Henry] 1784-1851

ONE OF THE RAREST COLOUR PLATE SPORTING BOOKS c1830, First edition, early issue, with some plates watermarked 1828 and 1829, folio, letterpress title, and forty two hand coloured etched plates, some heightened with gum arabic. In contemporary…

£20250 | Published: Unknown | Publisher: Thomas McLean

The Knights of the Tournament

[ALKEN Henry] 1785-1851

Hand Coloured Knights in Armour Rare, 1831, first edition, oblong quarto, twelve hand-coloured lithographed plates, title from original lithographed front wrapper, re-backed and with back wrapper renewed, plates titled & dated 1831, &…

£4600 | Published: 1831 | Publisher: R. Ackermann. Junr.; R. Ackermann,

A Trip To Melton Mowbray

[ALKEN Henry] 1785-1851. PAUL Sir John Dean - designer 1802-1868.

One of Alken's Rarest First edition, first state, a portfolio (as issued) of fourteen hand coloured aquatint strips on twelve leaves of heavy card paper, the engravings generally measure 568*92 mm, and are mounted on leaves measuring 622* 144…

£6000 | Published: 1822 | Publisher: Published for the Proprietor, by S. & I. Fuller.

The Flower-Garden Display'd in Above Four Hundred Curious Representations of the Most Beautiful Flowers Regularly Dispos'd in the Respective Months of Their Blossom

[BRADLEY Richard. or FURBER Thomas].

The second published edition, with Thirteen hand coloured plates, with the addition of "The Flower-Garden for Gentlemen and Ladies" not present in the earlier edition. In modern, to style, full green morocco, rounded edges, blind edge…

£5500 | Published: 1734 | Publisher: R. Montagu J. Brindley C Corbett

Annals of horsemanship: containing accounts of accidental experiments, and experimental accidents, both successful and unsuccessful: communicated by various correspondents to Geoffrey Gambado

[BUNBURY Henry William] 1750-1811

With seventeen Hand-Coloured Caricatures of Riders and Methods of Riding Large octavo, xvii, [1, blank], 95, [1, blank] pp, seventeen hand coloured stipple-etched plates (including frontispiece) by W.P. Carey after Bunbury. Early twentieth…

£750 | Published: 1792 | Publisher: William Jones

Fifty Wonderful Portraits

[COOPER, Robert, and PAGE R.]

Fifty superb hand coloured portraits Quarto, [2], 8 pp (pl descriptions), fifty hand-colored engraved plates, printed on pink paper, attractively bound by Kelly & Sons (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full dark green straight grain…

£7750 | Published: 1824 | Publisher: J. Robins and Co.

Dramatic Characters, or Different Portraits of the English Stage.

[GARRICK David] 1717-1779

VG, 1st ed, 24 pls (hand coloured - complete). In modern full calf, decorative gilt edge tooling. Spine, gilt tooling, raised bands, gilt titles to red morocco label. Internally, engraved French title leaf, engraved English title leaf,…

£1950 | Published: 1770 | Publisher: Robt. Sayer. and Jnno. Smith.

London Characters [or Scenes in London]

[HEATH Henry]

A Rare Series of Heath's Caricatures with 48 Rare Hand Coloured Scenes C1829, Oblong quarto, forty eight humorous hand coloured engravings of scenes of London characters on twenty four leaves, each scene captioned and with imprint on every leaf. No…

£3850 | Published: Unknown | Publisher: [Charles Tilt]

Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Understanding.

[HUME David] 1711-1776

VG, 1st edition, 1748. In modern full dark calf (to style), gilt edge tooling. Spine, raised bands, gilt tooling, gilt titles to red morocco label. Internally, [2], (iii-iv) contents, 256 pp, woodcut to titlepage, some light offsetting, lacks…

£5750 | Published: 1748 | Publisher: A. Millar

A Relation of Apparitions of Spirits, in the Principality of Wales; to which is added the Remarkable Account of the Apparition in Sunderland, with other Notable Relations from England;

[JONES Edmund 'The Old Prophet'] 1702-1793

First Edition First Issue VG, 1780, in mid 20c half calf over contemporary red marbled boards. Re-spined, with the old laid down, gilt tooling & titles. Internally, [2], (iii-viii), [1], 2-133 pp, [1], [2] contents, interesting ms note to fpd…

£3500 | Published: 1780 | Publisher: [The Old Family]

Les Stratagemes Des Echecs


2 parts in 1, 1st ed, VG, 3 1/4 * 4 1/8 inches. In contemporary calf boards with attractive chess board design to both covers, gilt edge tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. New spine, to style, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to a…

£1500 | Published: 1802 | Publisher: Amand Konig