Abel, E. Lawrence: Singing the New Nation: How Music Shaped the Confederacy, 1861-1865. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2000. First edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 398. Hardback: red cloth backed blue boards, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, price-sticker removed from lower corner of front cover leaving a faint trace of adhesive only, still very good. An unused copy. Foreword by Bobby Horton. Ref: 53939
Adelmann, Howard B.: Marcello Malpighi and the Evolution of Embriology. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1966. First edition. Folio, 5 vols. pp. [xxiv], 726 + 1 folding plate; [x], , 727-1013,  + 11 folding plates; [x], , 1017-1526; [x], , 1528-2062; [x], , 2064-2475, all with illustrated frontispiece. First two leaves (acknowledgements) of vol. 1 loose, else very good copies. Blue cloth, the odd spot or scratch, spines a bit faded, modern library stamp to front free endpaper, small paper label to spine of vols. 2-5. 'Peerless among monographs in the history of science' ('BioScience', 1967). Ref: 53423show full image..
[Annual] Kennedy, William: (Prout, Samuel, illus.:) The Continental Annual, and Romantic Cabinet for 1832. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1832. Large paper. 8vo., p. [x], 313, [i] + frontispiece, additional engraved title-page and 11 further engraved plates. Most plates with their protective tissues neatly excised, one tissue (over 'View in Metz' plate) with a small square cut out. Sporadic foxing, mostly affecting plates and their adjacent leaves. Burgundy textured sheepskin, gilt spine and borders, a.e.g., yellow endpapers. Spine faded with a few scrapes, rubbed, corners worn but a very good, sound copy. To top corner of ffep, tiny blindstamp of Remnant & Edmonds, Binders, Paternoster Row. Recent pencilled ownership inscription to ffep. Inscription to preliminary blank: 'From her brother Jim, with much love, and all best hopes,/ to Clara A. Allan, in memory of 1885./ [illegible place name?]. July 20. 1907.' The illustrator Samuel Prout (1783-1852) was a master of architectural watercolour painting, and was a sometime teacher of John Ruskin. He was appointed 'Painter in Water-Colours in Ordinary' to King George IV in 1829, and afterwards to Queen Victoria. Ref: 51733
[Annual] Roscoe, Thomas: (Harding, J.D., illus.:) (The Landscape Annual for 1832:) The Tourist in Italy. London: Jennings & Chapman, 1832. Large Paper. 8vo., pp. [viii], 286, [x] + engraved frontispiece, additional title-page with engraved vignette, plus 24 further engraved plates. Eight-page publisher's catalogue at rear. Sporadic foxing, some images toned with transfer to their protective tissues but others clean. Textured green sheepskin, gilt title to spine, raised bands, blind-tooled borders, a.e.g., yellow endpapers. Spine a bit faded, slightly rubbed with some wear to corners, small chip to bottom edge of upper board, very good overall. Recent pencilled ownership inscription to ffep, initials E.W. inked to top corner. Tiny binder's label of F. Westley, Friar Street, Near Doctor's Commons (London), at bottom edge of rear paste-down. The third of the publisher's Landscape Annuals. Ref: 51732
Arrowsmith, Aron: Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Noti Descriptio. A Comparative Atlas of Ancient and Modern Geography from Original Authorities, and upon a New Plan, for the use of Eton School. London: Published by the Author, 1828 First edition. Folio. 3 engraved leaves of text, 26 double-page + 1 single-page engraved maps,  engraved leaf of text. Engraved title with arms of Eton College, maps with boundaries highlighted in colour, unrelated map of North America inserted within. Uniform slight age browning, edges dusty, marginal ink splash to title and plates 1, 3 and 4, one lower blank corner torn, some thumbing, lower fore-edge a bit softened, very small tears to few edges, margins of one leaf of plate 5 repaired, burn to upper blank margin of two plates, a couple a bit dusty, occasional spotting or slight offsetting. Half calf over marbled boards, original boards with recent utilitarian but unsympathetic rebacking and recornering with tape reinforcement to hinges. Boards rubbed. 19th-century autograph 'Sticks Mi: Magd. Coll. School' and 'H.S. Perris (from E.L.H.) i.3.89' to front pastedown; occasional student's annotations in pencil or marker. A well-read copy of the first edition of this manual of ancient and modern geography, originally prepared for the use of Eton schoolboys. The author, Aron Arrowsmith, son of the major namesake cartographer and printer, achieved some notoriety thanks to this atlas and another on biblical geography. In the present one, each double-page plate features on the left the modern outline of continents and states, and on the right their ancient geography. Europe is divided into Central, Western, Northern and Southern, whereas non-European maps highlight the British possessions, territories under British influence by tribute, protection or subsidy, and territories of independent states. Being an atlas of regions 'known to the ancients', as the title asserts, the maps only cover the Eastern hemisphere; to the Western one is devoted a final map, showing the general outline of the Americas. Ref: 53314show full image..
Beeton, Samuel Orchart (ed.): Dictionary of Geography. A universal gazetteer comprising twelve thousand distinct articles. London: Ward, Lock & Tyler, (c.1868). 8vo, pp. [vi], 898, with 7 folding map and 99 full-page plates (wanting plates 22, 86-86 within numerical sequence), illustrated frontispiece, slight age browning, most plates browned and foxed, occasionally dusty, some light dampstaining to title and following couple of gatherings, first few leaves a bit frayed at margins. Modern buckram. 19th-century dedication to verso of frontispiece. A later edition of Beeton's popular geographical dictionary, with maps of the ancient, modern and biblical world, and wood-engraved illustrations. Contemporary advertisements boasted of 'several hundred engravings', but it is unlikely they were all ever bound in. That there were variations is proved by plate 14 in this copy, repeated twice but with a different image. Ref: 53313show full image..
Beevor, Antony: Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble. London: Viking, 2015. First edition. 8vo., pp. xix, 451 + plates. Maps, inc. to endpapers. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Light signs of use, still very good. Ref: 53933
Beevor, Antony: Berlin: The Downfall 1945. London: Viking Penguin, 2002. First edition, sixth impression. 8vo., pp., xxxvii, 490 + plates. Section of maps to text. Toning, darkening to margins and edges, otherwise contents clean. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, creased at head of spine and along joints and all edges, white background now partly grubby, but still good. Ref: 53569
Bradley, Simon: The Railways: Nation, Network and People. London: Profile Books, 2015. First edition. 8vo., pp. 645 + colour plates. Hardback: blue cloth, silver-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. A little light shelf-wear to jacket edges, otherwise a fine, unread copy. Ref: 53579
Burke, Peter; Harrison, Brian; Slack, Paul (eds.): Civil Histories: Essays presented to Sir Keith Thomas. Oxford University Press, 2000. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 399. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, very slightly cocked spine to corners bumped. Dust-jacket, light shelf-wear with creasing towards top edge. Still a very good copy overall. Ref: 53750