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[Houlston:] Houlston's Series of Tracts, Numbers 9, 11, 16-20, 30-34, 41-44, 51-54, 61-62, 69, 71, 73, followed by Religious Society Tracts, Numbers 339, 457, 632, 637-638, 641, 739, 757. London: Houlston and Co.; the Religious Tract Society, (c.1830-60.) 12mo., 36 tracts bound together. Vignette title pages. Occasional foxing, some leaves a little browned. Bound in half green calf with marbled paper boards, gilt title to spine. Joints and edges very rubbed, f.f.e.p. removed. Pencil inscription to Elsie Bonney from Grandma, May 23rd 1904 to front paste-down. Includes the titles The Bitter Sweet, parts 1 &2 by Mrs Sherwood, The Two Wives, parts 1& 2 by Mrs Cameron, Where Are You Going? and A Conversation on the Truth of the Bible, Between Two Workmen.   Ref: 46288 
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Howard, John: Aikin, John (ed.): An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe; with Various Papers Relative to the Plague: Together with Further Observations on Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals; and Additional Remarks on the Present State of Those in Great Britain and Ireland; [bound with] Appendix, Containing Observations Co Warrington: printed by William Eyres; and sold by T. Cadell, J. Johnson, C. Dilly, and J.Taylor, in 1789; 1791. First edition. 4to., pp. viii, 259, [xv]; [ii], 32 + 23 engraved plates (many of which folding), including a very large table. With half-title and leaf of instructions to binder bound in. Odd spots of foxing and the occasional light ink smudge, sporadic light toning; several plates with closed tears near attachments, 3 of which significant, plate edges often lightly crumpled, occasional foxing, faint dampstain to fore-edge margin of final 2 plates. Contemporary marbled calf recently rebacked plainly but competently, green morocco gilt spine label, edges coloured yellow, marbled endpapers, cloth-reinforced hinges. Joints a little creased, edges rubbed and corners wearing but a sound, handsome copy. Armorial bookplate of The Right Hon. Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire to front paste-down. Oddly, this book was written by one John Howard and owned by another, completely unrelated, one: General John Howard, 15th Earl of Suffolk & 8th Earl of Berkshire (1739-1820) was a British soldier and nobleman. The price of 'Twelve Shillings unbound' is printed below the imprint (omitted in some copies). Howard (1726?1790) spent 15 months from 1785, travelling throughout western and southern Europe inspecting lazarettos (quarantine stations) for the treatment of plague victims. Here we find the result of his work, An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe, published at Warrington in 1789. In it he surveys conditions in lazarettos, prisons and hospitals, going into great detail and making observations and suggestions for their improvement. He organises his findings by first by country, and then by county when he gets to Ireland, Scotland and England. Writing near the end of his life, he also reflects on his own efforts at reform. Of the Gaol at Southwark he writes that prisoners awaiting transportation to Australia 'lay almost perishing in the gaol': 'I am persuaded this would have been in great measure prevented, if penitentiary houses had been built on the salutory spot at Islington fixed on by Dr. Fothergill and myself: the gentlemen whose continual opposition defeated the design, and adopted the expensive, dangerous and destructive scheme of transportation to Botany Bay, I leave to their own reflections upon their conduct.' (p.147). Howard set off again on his travels a few years later but died of fever at Kherson in southern Russia on 20th January 1790. The results of his final travels are found in the added Appendix here. 'His death was announced in the London Gazette (1790, 174), a unique honour for a civilian, and his statue, the first to be admitted to the cathedral, was erected by public subscription in St Paul's.' (ODNB) ESTC T115289   Ref: 51654  show full image..
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Hughes, H. Stuart: Consciousness and Society: The Reorientation of European Social Thought 1890-1930. Brighton: Harvester Press, 1979. 8vo., pp. xi, [i], 433, [i], [xv], [i]. Dark grey cloth, silver title to spine. Headcap a little creased, very good. Reprint. First published in the UK in 1959 by MacGibbon & Kee.   Ref: 51503 
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Jean Calvin: (Pannier, Jacques, ed.:) Institution de la Religion Chrestienne. Paris: Societe d'Edition, 1961. 4 vols. Second edition. 8vo., pp. xxxi, [i], 332, [iii]; 414, [ii]; 328, [ii]; 379, [ii]. Most pages unopened at top-edge. Brown wrappers, brown lettering. Edges uncut. A little shelf wear, spines creased but still very good. Pencil manuscript to f.f.e.p.   Ref: 52043 
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Johnston, Kenneth R. Johnston: The Hidden Wordsworth: Poet, Lover, Rebel, Spy. New York & London: W.W. Norton & Co., 1998. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxii, [ii], 965, [i] + plates. Green and beige paper-covered boards, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little foxed, slight creasing to headcap but still a very good copy. Author inscribed to title-page. Contemporary review clipping loosely inserted.   Ref: 51640 
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Lampson, Miles (Lord Killearn); (Evans, Trefor, ed.:) The Killearn Diaries, 1934-1946. London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1972. First edition. 8vo., pp.xvi, 400. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. End-caps a little creased, top edge dusted. Dust-jacket spine sunned, edges a little creased but still very good. Gift inscription, to Tommy and Elizabeth with love from Jacquie, Feb. 1973, 35 Montpelier Sq. SW7. This is likely the wife (Jacqueline) or the daughter (Jacquetta Elliot) of Lord Killearn. Lord Killearn (1880-1964) was High Commissioner and Ambassador to Egypt 1936-46.   Ref: 47028 
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Leclercq, Jules: Un Séjour dans L'Ile de Java. Le Pays, Les Habitants, Le Système Colonial. Paris: Librarie Plon, 1898. 8vo., pp. vii, [i], 294, [ii] + plates (maps and photographs). Slightly toned. Green cloth, gilt title to spine, edges sprinkled brown. Spine a little darkened, very good. Pencilled ownership inscription of Spencer Ervin to f.f.e.p..   Ref: 49797 
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Leitao, Ruben Andresen: Vol. I: Documentos dos Arquivos de Windsor; Vol. II: Novos Documentos dos Arquivos de Windsor. Coimbra, 1955; 1958. 2 vols. 255 x 193mm, pp. lvi, 395 + plates; lxxii, 371 + plates. Cloth, gilt-lettered, spine of vol. I slightly cocked, shelf wear, some corners a little bumped but still very good. Author- signed limited editions, vol. I number 380/1250, vol. II number 998/1000.   Ref: 50807 
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Lowe, E.J.: A Natural History of British Grasses. [...] With Coloured Illustrations. London: Groombridge and Sons, 1868. 8vo., pp. vi, 245, [i] + plates. Very slightly toned, some transfer from plates to their tissue guards. Green cloth, gilt title to spine, boards blind stamped. Cocked, worn, cloth splitting at joints, headcaps frayed, hinges splitting, endpapers dusty. Internally good but in a tired binding. To ffep, ownership inscriptions of: R. T. Rivington; C.C. Standridge (from C.W.S., July 1869).   Ref: 52091 
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Mandeville, Bernard, (Kaye, F.B. ed.:) The Fable of the Bees, or Private Vices, Publick Benefits. Volumes I & II. Oxford University Press with Sandpiper Books, 2001. New edition. Two vols., 8vo.. Black cloth, orange and white dust-jackets. Still in publisher's shrink-wrap, fine. An Oxford University Press Academic Monograph Reprint. This edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.   Ref: 51625 
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