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1 Anonymous ( William hayley) The Young Widow; or the History of Cornelia Sedley in a Series of Letters. .4 Vol. Set
London G.G.J. And J. Robinson, 1789 First Edition 
Unique 1789 First Edition set. 4 3/4" x 7 " Approx. very rare 1st Ed.4 vol.set , .242+3,,,,,267+3,,,,,,297+3,,,,,,,,378+1pages per Volume,,, Needs re-binding.Original Leather bindings poor/loose Vol. 2 lacks front binding,Vol. 3 no bindings. Contents fair some minor foxing on some pages,and a few folded pages( only front of rear), all have signiture of 1st owner William Lother (William Lother born 1757 inherited in 1844 the Title ( 2nd ) " Earl of Londsdale". 1st volume also has the decorative bookplate of Hugh Cecil (Lother 5th.) "Earl of Lonsdale" 1855-1944 known as Englands greatest "gentleman" sportsman, and forever remembered as donating "The Lonsdale Belt" Boxing's most famous title..most likely a unique set not because most proberly never read , but as in volume two there is a printing fault ,there is NO text to pages 50/1,,,54/5,,,58/9,,,62/3..they are blank with printing only on the other side..so 8 pages less. (you can be photocopy the missing text from an institution copy if required) , So a very rare if not unique 18th cent 1st edition set . 
Price: 550.00 GBP
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2 D'ABLANCOURT, Memoires De Monsieur D'ablancourt, Contenant L'histoire De Portugal Depuis Le Traitedes Pyreenees De 1659 Jufqu'a 1668
Paris 1701 
First Edition. 4 " x 6" Approx. signiture of 1st owner Andrew Fletcher (of Saltoun in Scotland, elected to parliament in 1703 and concentrated with the constitutional issue of the Union with England and is forever known as "THE PATRIOT") on inside rear cover, 382pages, Original leather binding is fair (front detatched) Contents 1st few pages loose and no rear endpaper ,1st few pages loose,title page has minor nicks to edges otherwise contents are good and tight. A RARE CHANCE TO OBTAIN THE SIGNITURE OF THE PATRIOT OF SCOTLAND 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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3 Immanuel Kant, Richard Kroner Kants Weltanschauung
Tubingen J. C. B. Mohr ( Paul siebeck) 1914 First Edition 14 x 22 Cm approx 
91 pages + 3 to front, almost fine condition, this contains the Original paperback front cover specially bound in a handmade Hardback binding of blue/grey , the spine with Title painted black on red, condition Very Good ,just tiny nick top of spine...contents ;the original paper cover Very Good,,,, contents Very Good, only very minor fault ,the original rear paper cover was not bound in, and there is an ink note/inscription poss in German top of title page. to inside front of Hardback covers is the decorative Bookplate of Veit Valentin 1885-1947 the German (later US) Author & Historian (bookplate design by A L ) so he may have been responsable for rebinding. ..NO fingering, NO foxing etc. a very good/clean/ tight copy. this paperback has been very well preserved within this Handmade Hardback binding with only visable loss being the rear paperback cover. 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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4 Kierkegaard, Sören Kierkegaard, Der Begriff der Angst
Germany Jena, Diederichs 1912 First Edition in This Form Hard Back 14.5 x 21cm Approx 
German Text 6 + 174 pages + 2 page publishers list, binding ,covers fair, spine sunned, starting to split. Contents Very Good, Clean & tight. to inside cover, bookmark & inscription of S.H. Foulkes ( Sigmund or Siegfried Heinrich Foulkes (1898-1976), ( born Fuchs ) born Karlsruhe, Germany, was the founder of Group Analysis, a specific form of group therapy. He trained as a psychoanalyst from 1928-30 in Vienna, where he purchased this book. Fled to England in 1933 as a refugee; During the war was posted to the Military Neurosis Centre at Northfield .later Foulkes founded the Group Analytic Society (GAS) in 1952, & Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) in 1971). The Danish philosopher and writer "Soren Kierkegaard" was one of the founders of existentialism. Not sure as I cannot read German but seems to be the 1st edition in this form, from the " Kopenhagen 1844" edition. Gesammelte Werke, Band 5 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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5 Orcutt, William Dana, Illustrated by Charlotte Weber The Flower of Destiny
Chicargo A. C .McClurg, 1905 15 x 21cm Approx Charlotte Weber Signed/dedicated by Author
Green Covers. Aprox 15 X21 cm. signed & dedicated by auther to his friend Austin Dobson the (English) publsher,cover has a gilt art noveau design,condition is basicly good 277pages 6 ills. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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6 Reginald Stuart Poole, Prof. W.B. Richmond, E.J. Poynter, R.A., J.T. Micklethwaite & William Morris. Lectures on Art delivered in support of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. (uncut - unread, Ex Estelle Doheny )
London Macmillan and Co. 1882 First Edition Hard Back Almost Mint 13 x 19.5cm Approx 
x + 232pages, Binding very good, clean & tight. Contents almost mint as all pages from 1-232 are uncut/unread. Inside front has small oval green & gilt bookplate "Ex Libris Estelle Doheny" * ( see below). Minimal ageing to first 2 pages, and 3 small ref details inside front/rear covers. So possibly the finest copy at present for sale & from a very famous collector. This was one of the most important and influential works of the period, it helped the passing of the Ancient Monuments Protection Act in 1882. Contains a series of six lectures to promote the new Society for the Protection of Ancient Monuments. Contents are R.S. Poole of the British Museum, his lecture is "The Egyptian Tomb and the future state", Prof. William Blake Richmond on "Monumental Painting", Edward John Poynter the famous artist on "Some remarks on Ancient Decorative Art", architect J.T. Mickelthwaite, architect on "English Parish Churches". William Morris the famous designer, hero of good old architecture and works of art, head of Morris & Co. etc. etc.has two lectures, which incidentally take up almost half the book, are "The History of Pattern Designing" & "The Lesser Arts of Life". Estelle Doheny (1875-1958) married Edward Doheny (1856-1935) the wealthy oil man and philanthropist. Her great collection was for many years housed at the Vincentian Seminary of St. John's in California. She donated part of her collection to Vincentian Seminary of St. Mary's of the Barrens Missouri, who years later sold some at a Christie's Auction. Estelle was one of the first American female book collectors and was buying books and manuscripts until her death in 1958. She was the only female collector of the time who's library was notable for both its scope and quality. See DePaul University website for their ex Estelle books & their scan of her bookplate, same design but mine is green/gilt. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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7 Sarzano, Frances Sir John Tenniel , ( English Masters of Black-And-white Series )
London Art and Technics 1948 First Edition Buckram Fair 18.5 x 23.5cm. Approx Sir John Tenniel Signed by Author
96 pages with many illustrations, signed by author " For Mr & Mrs Hambourg from Francis. 23. ii. 48 " Dust Jucket just Fair NOT price clipped , some rubbing, sunning & minor edge tears ( see scan)... Binding Red buckram & good... Contents very good clear & tight, apart from authors signed dedication to front endpaper , opposite is bookplate " Ex Libris S. H. Foulkes " the late world famous Siegfried Heinrich Foulkes (1898-1976), born in Karlsruhe, Germany, was the founder of Group Analysis, a specific form of group therapy, and the Group Analytic Society, London, which has an international membership in many countries 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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8 Tacitus Cornelius / Cornelii Taciti ( Roman Senator Born 55 AD) Taciti, Opera Ad Fidem, Optimarum Editionum Expressa 2 Vols
Edinburgh Bell & Bradfute (+ others) 1811 1st Edition in This Form 10 x 16.5cm Approx 
2 vol set.462 +xiii +428 pages, full leather binding, fair covers a little loose but all attached . .contents mostly good, tight & clean, just the odd minor mark or inscription to text..3 owner names, "Henry Wilson Esq. " signed twice in each + 1813 & bookplate with his fancy coat-of-arms to each vol. + "W. M. Lusching 1940" hand written to each + in vol 1. The important bookplate of " W. Morris, Lieschmg "??? designed by one of America's greatest arts & crafts Architects & Designer "BERTRAM GROSVENOR GOODHUE" signd in bookplate BGG with arts& crafts gothik lettering & illustration of a building very similar to the "Red House" designed & home to William Morris. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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