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Image for <b> The Salmon Rivers and Lochs of Scotland </b><br>[Fly-Fishing]

The Salmon Rivers and Lochs of Scotland
[Fly-Fishing]

By: Calderwood, W. L.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London:, Edward Arnold,: 1909.

Edition: First Trade issue following a Limited Edition of 350.

Seller ID: 007370


From the Preface: "In preparing this volume, my desire has been, not merely to describe the various rivers and lochs of Scotland in which the salmon angler may cast his line, but also ...to refer to points connected with the conservation or improvement of the salmon fisheries. I know full well that suggestions given officially in blue books do not generally reach the notice of those to whom ...they will be of interest, so I take this opportunity of offering a few opin... View more info

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Sketches of Irish Character
[Ireland]

By: Hall, Mrs. S. C. [Anna Maria Fielding]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York:, E. Ferrett and Company,: 1845

Edition: Illustrated Edition.

Seller ID: 008233

Condition: Very good.


In her Irish stories Mrs. Hall excels. Her rustic maidens are copied from the cottage; nothing can be more faithful and lively: nor are her hinds and husbandmen any thing Inferior. We nowhere see the Irish character more justly or so pleasantly represented. She sees Nature in her proper dimensions: therein, but no exaggeration, and life always." Allibone These “Sketches” describing the culture of the Irish are focused on County Wexford and in particular the pa... View more info

Image for <B>Over the Sea to Skye or Ramblings in an Elfin Isle.</b>

Over the Sea to Skye or Ramblings in an Elfin Isle.

By: Alasdair Alpin MacGregor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London:, W. & R. Chambers,: 1926.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003689


Foreword-James Ramsay Macdonald. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt titles. Boards worn with open corners and rubbed spine tips. Bindings firm and text clean. Previous owners name on free endpage. View more info

Image for <b>Wild Wales: Its People, Language, And Scenery   </b><br>[British Isles]

Wild Wales: Its People, Language, And Scenery
[British Isles]

By: Borrow, George

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London:, John Murray,: 1901.

Edition: New Impression.

Seller ID: 008345


WALES is a country interesting in many respects, and deserving of more attention than it has hitherto met with. Though not very extensive, it is one of the most picturesque countries in the world, a country in which Nature displays herself in her wildest, boldest, and occasionally loveliest forms. But it is not for its scenery alone that Wales is deserving of being visited; scenery soon palls unless it is associated with remarkable events, and the names of remar... View more info

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The Londoner's England Contemporary Water-Colours And Drawings Of London And The Home Counties

By: Bott. Alan

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London:, Avalon Press & William Collins,: 1947

Edition: First Edition – First Printing.

Seller ID: 007327


Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. No flaws but gentle handling. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve, has minor wear to top edge on rear panel. Illustrated with numerous double sided plates ; 16 in color.8vo; viii, 191 sider, 88 tavler : ill. ; 29 cm. View more info

Image for <b>Natural History of British Fishes Their Structure, Economic uses, and Capture by Net and Rod. Cultivation Of Fish-Ponds. Fish Suited For Acclimatisation. Artificial Breeding Of Salmon.</b>

Natural History of British Fishes Their Structure, Economic uses, and Capture by Net and Rod. Cultivation Of Fish-Ponds. Fish Suited For Acclimatisation. Artificial Breeding Of Salmon.

By: Buckland, Frank

Price: $34.95

Publisher: London:, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,: 1891.

Seller ID: 009215

Condition: Good


Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Penciling on half-title. Scuffing along headbands; corners bumped and rubbed. REF: Hampton p. 20; Starkman & Read p. 67 View more info

Image for <b>The Stone Circles Of The British Isles  </b>

The Stone Circles Of The British Isles

By: Burl, Aubrey

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New Haven and London:, Yale University Press,: 1976.

Seller ID: 007483

ISBN: 0300019726


The first comprehensive and serious account of an important group of prehistoric moments: the Stone Circles of The British Isles. Aubrey Burl provides a hypothetical chronological framework for the circles, examining in particular their possible astronomical function. Special attention is paid to Stonehenge and Avebury, the two best known and most spectacular rings.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light toning on the text-block. Moderate handling wear. D... View more info

Image for <b>Zigzag Journeys in Europe. Vacation Rambles in Historic Lands  </b><br>[ Scotland, England, Belgium, Normandy, Paris]

Zigzag Journeys in Europe. Vacation Rambles in Historic Lands
[ Scotland, England, Belgium, Normandy, Paris]

By: Butterworth, Hezekiah

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston:, Estes and Lauriat,: 1880 [1879]

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008828

Condition: 8vo; viii, 311 p, [1] leaf of plates illus., ports. 22 cm.


"This large and elegant child's book of sending a teacher and his boys off on an expedition of learning in foreign lands. In this case, the party go to Scotland, and through England to Belgium, Normandy and Paris; the particular topics of observation and study being in the fields of geography and history, with special attention to localities made famous in song and story. P>Mr. Butterworth is very well fitted, by knowledge and taste, to write a book of this kind, and... View more info

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A Sketch of Old England

By: By A New England Man [James Kirke Paulding, 1778-1860]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York: London:, Charles Wiley; Sir Richard Phillips & Co.,: 1822.<br>

Edition: First English Edition.

Seller ID: 004942


New York: Charles Wiley, 1822 Republished London: Sir Richard Phillips & Co., 1822 Both items appear on the title page. Believe this to be the London publication. Printer on Fleet Street appears at the bottom of last page. Thus, concluding this to be 1st English Edition. 1822 is the date of 1st issue. James Kirke Paulding (August 22, 1778 - April 6, 1860) was an American writer and, for a time, the United States Secretary of the Navy. He became a close fr... View more info

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...The Sidelights of London

By: Cairns, J. A. R.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York:, Henry Holt and Company,: 1924.<br>

Edition: First Edition First Printing: American.<br>

Seller ID: 007350


A look at London life primarily via the courts. The author a justice on the bench relates tales of the lower class of London’s full of disease and misery, crime and failure, And this invasion of the backwash, this thirty years' inhabiting of a confessional has made Mr. Cairns neither cynical nor pessimistic; it has strengthened his belief in human nature, exalted him into an evangel of its inherent and ineradicable nobility. [from contemporary... View more info

Image for ...<b>Sketches Abroad with Pen and Pencil.</b><br>

...Sketches Abroad with Pen and Pencil.

By: Darley, Felix O. C.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York:, Hurd and Houghton at the Riverside Press,: 1869.<br>

Edition: Early Edition, Second printing.<br>

Seller ID: 003066

Condition: Profusely illustrated with plates and in-text drawings by Felix O. C. Darley; Drawings engraved on wood by J. Augustus Begert and James L. Langridge. [88 drawings]. <br>


Text and drawings of American illustrator's trip to England and the Continent undertaken in 1867-68. Green pebbled morocco leather covered beveled boards, stamped titles and spine decoration in gilt, decoration in circle of travelers in stamped gilt on front. All edges gilt.Bindings square and tight; Light wear. A stripe of bio-predation across front. Three previous ownership marks: bookplate front paste-down; cursive inked name on front free end... View more info

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London

By: Edwards, George Wharton

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Penn Publishing Company,: 1922.

Edition: First Edition – First Printing.

Seller ID: 007154

Condition: Very Good


An excellent travelogue with marvelous illustration.“From an American viewpoint this is indeed a broad topic Mr Edwards has shown admirable judgment in selecting the subjects of his sketches Nearly all of them make special appeal to the American whose interest in London is something wider and deeper than the mere casual curiosity of the globe trotter.” [from contemporary review: Review of Reviews., 1922 Vol 66.]Bindings firm and square, Front hing... View more info

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A Leicestershire Sketch Book

By: Edwards, Lionel R.I. [Dalhousie Robertson] (1878 - 1966)

Price: $70.00

Publisher: London, Eyre And Spottiswode: 1930

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009712

Condition: Good


First Edition, First Printing. Bindings tight and square. 4to; 32 cm.; 12.5 inches tall; 102 pages; 8 plates in color; 36 plates in b/w. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with fading to the perimeter and some spotting. With eight colour plates and thirty six black and white plates by Lionel Edwards. Edwards a keen hunting man, spent his life combining hunting and painting and most of his pictures were worked from sketches made on the spot. View more info

Image for ...<b>London In The Nineteenth Century Illustrated by a Series of Views  </b><br>

...London In The Nineteenth Century Illustrated by a Series of Views

By: Elmes, James - Descriptive text

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London:, Bracken Books,: 1993.<br>

Edition: First Edition First Printing, Thus.<br>

Seller ID: 007344

ISBN: 094649505X


Originally published in 1829 under the title "London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century illustrated by a series of views from original drawings by Thomas H Shepherd with Historical, Topographical and Critical Notices.No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. Unused. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. View more info

Image for <b>Observations Made At Paris During The Peace;<br> And Remarks In A Tour From London To Paris Through Picardy, And To England By The Route Of Normandy; Containing A Full Description Of Every Object Of Curiosity In The French Metropolis And Its Environs; A Critical Review Of The Theatres, Actors, &c. And Every Interesting Particular That May Serve As Useful Companion To The Stranger, And Amuse The Mind Of The Curious And Scientific.</b><br>

Observations Made At Paris During The Peace;
And Remarks In A Tour From London To Paris Through Picardy, And To England By The Route Of Normandy; Containing A Full Description Of Every Object Of Curiosity In The French Metropolis And Its Environs; A Critical Review Of The Theatres, Actors, &c. And Every Interesting Particular That May Serve As Useful Companion To The Stranger, And Amuse The Mind Of The Curious And Scientific.

By: Eyre, Edmund John

Price: $295.00

Publisher: London:, Robinson, and Longman and Rees,: 1803,

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 005664

Condition: 8vo; 21.5 cm. tall; xv, 393 pp. 21x13 cm


Edmund John Eyre was an English dramatist who left university to join a theater troupe. He became first a comedian, then an actor who appeared at Drury Lane. His remarks on the French theatre and actors are interesting, printing the admission prices at various theatres and also transcribes an extensive bill of fare, including the wine list, of "one of the most expensive and fashionable eating houses in Paris" (page 113). Bindings very firm and squ... View more info

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...Guided Tour of Gibraltar

By: Finlayson, T. J.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Gibraltar, Estoril Ltd,: 1985.<br>

Seller ID: 007182

ISBN: 0958300704


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. At its foot is a densely populated city area, home to over 30,000 Gibraltarians and other nationalities. View more info

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...Towns of New England and Old England, Ireland and Scotland

By: Forbes, Allan

Price: $135.00

Publisher: New York:, Tudor Publishing Company,: 1936.<br>

Edition: First Edition, Thus.<br>

Seller ID: 005744


Two volumes printed as one in a presentation box. Profusely illustrated throughout with reproductions from old prints.No flaw to book to note. Has a gift inscription. Clean and tight. Box has light Handling wear to corners.Connecting links between cities and towns of New England and those of the same name in England Ireland and Scotland. Containing narratives, descriptions and many views some done from old prints. Also much information pertaining to the founders an... View more info

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Islands
[Isles of Scilly]

By: Fowles, John

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London:, Jonathan Cape Ltd.,: 1978.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Inscription: Signed by the author John Fowles on the title page

Seller ID: 008609

ISBN: 0224014986

Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


Signed by the author John Fowles on the title page with the date. Fowles has written a deeply personal work to analyze his attraction to the Scillies and all islands. The Isles of Scilly are an archipelago off the south western tip of the Cornish peninsula of Great Britain. It is the southernmost location in the United Kingdom. British photography has not had a more poetic interpreter of ancient landscape. Illustrated with photographs by Fay Godwi... View more info

Image for ...<b>A London Mosaic  </b><br>

...A London Mosaic

By: Geroge. W. L.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York:, Frederick Stokes Company,: 1921.<br>

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.<br>

Seller ID: 007358


A collection of satirical sketches of London places and people...the Café Royal, theatre and music hall". Bindings tight and square, though front hinge is starting. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. View more info

Image for ...<b>A Literary Man's London  </b><br>

...A Literary Man's London

By: Harper, Charles G.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Philadelphia; Printed in Great Britain., J. Lippincott Company: [No Date circa 1928]<br>

Edition: First American Edition. <br>

Seller ID: 007222

Condition: 8vo; 292 pages with an index; 8.75 inches tall.<br>


An entertaining narrative about writer's who have written about London, with samples of their work; antidotes and travel narration bout authors born in London; and much more all with a literary bent.Charles George Harper (1863 – 1943) was an English author and illustrator. Born in London, England, Harper wrote many self-illustrated travel books, exploring the regions, roads, coastlines, literary connections, old inns etc. of BritainBindings tight and squar... View more info