28044. ADDISON, JOSEPH.: Remarks on Several Parts of Italy, etc. In the Years, 1701, 1702, 1703. London, J Tonson, 105. 8vo, pp [12], 534, [10], half title present, coin illustrations in text, bound in contemporary panelled calf, spine worn and chipped at ends, without label, upper joint cracked through and internally reinforced, the text itself fresh and clean throughout, FIRST EDITION; though there were many previous travelogues dwelling upon the art and antiquities of Italy, thereby inspiring the Grand Tours of the age, Addison's was the most literary and still the most readable, a classic travelogue in fact. This was very much a travelling book - subsequent editions reduced its sized to more manageable pocket dimensions - and it is not often found in unrestored binding as here. Though it might be judged from the damaged upper joint to need rebacking, the board remains secure, and in our estimation worth keeping in its present condition. £150.00

27943. CHESHIRE. OULTON. GREY-EGERTON, PHILIP DE MALPAS.: A Short Account of the Possessors of Oulton from the acquisition of the property by marriage with the Done, until....the death of Thomas, 1st Earl of Wilton. 'Printed for Private Circulation' 1869. Small 4to, pp [8], 75, [3, errata, plus another errata slip], engraved frontispiece coat of arms, folding pedigree, 2 plates of facsimile signatures, original printed stiff wrappers which are slightly soiled, but a very good copy, FIRST EDITION, a rare privately printed family history, this copy presented by [name illegible] Egerton to J Helsby, £45.00

28130. HASTINGS, BATTLE OF. COLE, THOMAS HOLWELL.: The Antiquities of Hastings and the Battlefield. With Maps, and a Plan of the Battle. Hastings and St Leonards Philosophical Society, 1884. 8vo, pp xiv, [2], [9]-238, [vi], 3 folding plans, original decorated bevel-edged cloth, an excellent bright copy, SECOND AND BEST EDITION, much enlarged from the first of 1867, and an important pioneering if somewhat conjectural contribution to the literature of the Battle of Hastings, as well as mediaeval history of the town of Hastings itself. It was, the work of a professional historian rather than a local amateur, though one with a certain imaginative capacity when it came to interpreting facts, for example the so-called '1291' map of the town which, of course, never existed. There are two issues of this title this the subscribers one in superior green bevel-edged binding. £30.00

28177. HASTINGS. HOWARD, MARY.: A Handbook for Hastings, St Leonards, and The Most Remarkable Places in the Neighbourhood. By the Author of 'Brampton Rectory' and other works. Hastings, William Diplock, 1855. Small 8vo, pp xii, viii [corrigenda 1859], 326, lxxiv, [20, local adverts], with large scale multi-folding folding street plan of the town in 1855 [short tear where mounted but complete], folding engraved environs map, tinted lithographic views, 3 etched plates by W H Brook, bound in original textured sea-green cloth, stamped in blind, a little rubbed, slight wear to joints, corner crease to title page and frontispiece, else a good sound tight copy, FIRST EDITION, second issue with the 1859 corrigenda section bound in. Originally issued by William Diplock in illustrated and unillustrated form from his from his Royal Marine Library, and intended to supersede Mary Howard's earlier Hastings Guide with a more detailed historical and literary approach, including a valuable natural history of the area. A large street plan of the fast developing town was drawn up for the work, usually damaged where present, this example well preserved and complete with just one corner tear; the illustrations are also a valuable addition to the work though they are not present in all copies, and exact subjects and numbers can vary. £75.00

28076. HEREFORDSHIRE BEACON. CARD, HENRY.: A Dissertation on the Subject of the Herefordshire Beacon. London, Rivington, for J Knibb and H C Langbridge, Worcester, 1822. Small 8vo, pp iv, 50, folding plan, bound in later library morocco backed cloth, neat ink number on title verso but unstamped, a fine copy, FIRST EDITION, a very scarce study of Roman- British remains in Herefordshire, by the Vicar of Great Malvern. £45.00

28152. ISLE OF MAN. CUMMING, REV J.G.: The Story of Rushen Castle and Rushen Abbey in the Isle of Man. London, Bell and Daldy, 1857. 8vo, pp viii, 64, 24 [including list of subscribers, adverts on end paste-down, 8 plates, including folding facsimile signatures, double page map of the island with features pictorially shown round the edge, original cloth, spine worn and with a small internally chip, else in very good clean state internally, FIRST EDITION, an important contribution to Isle of Man history, Cumming the major 19th Century historian of the island. The castle, a major edifice in Castletown, was by the time of writing a somewhat dilapidated prison, but was fortunately saved from destruction and later restored. £60.00

28100. KENT. SMITH, J.: Topography of Maidstone, and its Environs, and Directory of the Clergy, Gentry, Tradesmen, etc of Maidstone. And also a Correct Address of the Nobility, Clergy, Gentry etc residing in the Vicinity. Maidstone, Printed and Published by J Smith, 1839. Small 8vo, pp [4], iii, [1, errata], 108, 38, [26, trade advertisements], half title, frontispiece plan of the town, folding map of 'places adjacent'. and a plan of the Roman villa, bound in original blind-stamped cloth, lettered in gilt, rebacked in cloth, lacking front free endpaper else a good copy, FIRST EDITION. £45.00

28084. LONDON. WAY, T.R. & H.B. WHEATLEY>.: Reliques of Old London Suburbs North of the Thames drawn in Lithography by T R Way with an introduction and descriptions by Henry B Wheatley. London, George Bell, 1898. 4to, pp [8], 116, [2], uncut, 24 full page original lithograph views by T B Way, bound in original vellum backed pictorial boards, gilt, minor wear to corners, repaired split to vellum of lower board at head of spine,, else internally a fine clean copy, FIRST EDITION of Thomas Way's second collection of lithographs of disappearing London, this volume of suburbs being scarcer and more desirable than the first.. A major London topographical undertaking of the period the work was limited to 280 signed and numbered copies, the lithographs printed by Way himself.. £100.00

27945. PHILLIPS, SIR RICHARD.: A Morning's Walk from London to Kew...a New Edition. London, J and C Adlard, 1820. 8vo, pp xvi, 393, [1, 'map of the author's route', [14, including advert to last leaf], untrimmed at fore-edge, wood-engraved vignette on title page, bound in late 19th century half vellum, marbled sides and dark red leather label, occasional light foxing, but a very good well bound copy, SECOND EDITION, a remarkable travelogue by Phillips, in a sense matching Cobbett's Rural Rides in a less than rural setting, though the quotation to the title vignette sums it up 'ruins and desolation without antiquity! Here, even yesterday, it was the splendour and glory; yet the whole is changed into the scene of desolation before me.' Phillips is, of course, referring into the economic decline of the Country into poverty and destitution which he details in this curious tour. First published in 1817 '"...the substance of the following pages appeared in the various numbers of the Monthly magazine, between the years 1813 and 1816." Like Cobbett Phillips was something of a political radical though there is no reason to suppose that that two of them were any way in sympathy. £120.00

28178. PITT-RIVERS, GENERAL.: King John's House, Tollard Royal, Wilts. [London], Privately Printed, 1890. 4to, pp v, [1], 26, 25 photo-lithographed plates, maps and plans, a few folding, bound in original blue cloth, heavily decorated in gilt to upper board, minor fraying to spine ends, else fine bright copy, FIRST EDITION, a splendidly presented work of research, as usual at Pitt-Rivers' own expense, supplementing his great lifetime's work on Cranborne Chase with a detailed archaeological study of this historic mediaeval manor house and site which he inherited and proceeded to restore. £55.00

27938. SOMERSETSHIRE. THOMAS, MARGARET.: A Hero of the Workshop and a Somersetshire Worthy, Charles Summers, Sculptor. The Story of his Struggles and Triumph. London/Weston-super-Mare/ Taunton, [1879]. Small 8vo, pp [4], 48, errata slip, bound in original decorated cloth, gilt, title lightly browned else a fine copy, FIRST EDITION; Charles Summers was a Victorian sculptor better known in Australia, though born and raised in Somerset; he died in Paris in 1878 this memorial publication very scarce. £35.00

27931. SURREY. VAUGHAN, HERBERT .S.: The Way about Surrey. With map and numerous illustrations. London, Iliffe and son, 1891. Small 8vo, pp 168, [8, adverts], half title, view of Richmond Hill, folding map which is NOT torn, numerous line drawings throughout, original green and brown pictorial wrappers, lightly soiled and chipped to foot of spine, minor foxing beginning and end, but a very good copy, FIRST EDITION, No 1 in 'The Way About Series', a scarce Victorian walking guide to Surrey competing with several others in the same genre from this period, but very charmingly written and illustrated by the Victorian cyclist Henry S Vaughan. £25.00

27947. SUSSEX. BOURDILLON, F.W.: 'Beachy Head' a Paper, read before the Eastbourne Natural History Society. Eastbourne, Parsons and Towers, [1885]. 8vo, pp 19, errata slip, with 3 etched plates of views printed in sepia by the author, contemporary binders' cloth, lightly foxed to text, date incorrectly inserted on title epage as 1888, but plates clean, FIRST EDITION, a very scarce publication by a Sussex writer better remembered, if at all, as a minor poet rather than, as here, an etcher, and one may perhaps, see why. An interesting topographical curiosity. £25.00

27957. SUSSEX. MOSS, W.G.[ILLUSTRATOR].: The History of the Town and Port of Hastings Illustrated by a Series of Engravings from Original Drawings. London, W G Moss, Kennington, sold by Simpkin and Marshall, 1824. 4to, pp xiv, [2], 206, [2], 20 engraved plates including folding ground plan of the town, the rest mainly views, all India proof copies, bound in near contemporary half red morocco, spine gilt with raised bands, a bit worn to joints, spine ends and corners, upper joint with short split at head but quite secure, internally with light marginal foxing occasionally to the plates, but generally clean, ,FIRST EDITION LARGE PAPER COPY; this was a popular title illustrated; by Moss' and probably written by William Herbert, although his name does not appear on the title and the authorship is open to question. The octavo printing is quite common but the large paper quarto with proof impressions of the plates on India paper is less commonly met with. This copy, though is somewhat worn morocco, includes a few extra illustrations of contemporary views which do not, however add much, although the extract from the 1831 boundary commission report of 4 pages has been bound in together with Robert Dawson's plan of Hastings, presumably from the same, which provides and additional plan of the town to include the close environs. £135.00

28077. TRAVEL COLLECTION.: Bound Collection of 5 contemporary travelogues in Chambers [or Whittaker's] Reprint Editions. London/ Edinburgh, 1840, 1841, 1839, 1840, 1839. 5 works bound in one volume, large 8vo, all printed in double column with dated title page, but without wrappers, comprising: 1. INGLIS, H.D.. Switzerland, The South of France and the Pyrenees. 4th Edition. London, Whittaker, 1840. pp 131, [1]; 2. PARKER, SAMUEL. Journey Beyond the Rocky Mountains in 1835, 1836 and 1837...corrected and extended in the present edition. Edinburgh, Chambers, 1841. Pp 78. 3. STEPHENS, J.L. Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia and Poland. Edinburgh, Chambers, 1839. Pp 114. 4. MALCOM, HOWARD. Travels in the Burman Empire...with a Map and wood-engravings. Edinburgh, Chambers, 1840. 5. LAMARTINE, A DE. Travels in the East including a Journey in the Holy Land...a new translation for the present edition. Edinburgh, Chambers, 1839. Pp 230. Early editions of five works bound up in contemporary half maroon roan morocco, spine gilt, rubbed and slightly cracked in places to joints but quite sound and tight, in very good clean state. Although these works are frequently offered for sale separately, as they were originally issued, we have chosen to keep them together as an original period collection, reflecting early Victorian tastes in travel literature . Such editions were frequently bound together in various combinations, all, of course, editions at the cheaper end of the spectrum, reprinting contemporary originals vastly more expensive than these as originally issued in printed wrappers. The title pages indicate they may have some edition status, but we have not investigated this further. £120.00

28078. WEST BUCKLAND FARM AND COUNTY SCHOOL.: West Buckland Year Book, and Kalendar for 1860. London, for the school by J Miles, London, 1860. 8vo, pp 176, 42, with 8 tinted lithographic views in Egypt to accompany the essay 'The Rector's Travels' pp 88-143. Bound in original blind stamped textured cloth, gilt lettered, slightly rubbed, small chip to front paste-down else a very good copy, FIRST EDITION. West Buckland remains to this day an Independent school in Devon, but on its foundation by Rev J L Brereton in 1858 it aimed to provide both a general and specifically agricultural education for sons of the middle class farmers of the county and ultimately beyond. Brereton introduced many unorthodox, though broadly Christian, teaching methods as set out in this 1860 Yearbook e.g. 'Schoolmasters should decline to allow parental interference.' One wonders how well this worked in a rural community like West Buckland. Interestingly Brereton, in 1858, took a Holy Land and Nile trip which he wrote up for this 1860 volume, and illustrated with 8 rather expensively produced tinted lithographs, here all present. Perhaps for this reason this particular volume, unlike the one for 1857 when the school was founded, has become particularly scarce if not actually quite rare. £120.00