Morden (Sold by Abel Swale, Awnsham and John Churchill),, London, 1695
Original hand-coloured engraving. London, Morden (Sold by Abel Swale, Awnsham and John Churchill), 1695. The engraving (the plate) itself 35 cm wide x 42.5 cm high. Mounted: c. 52 cm x 59 cm. Original Map in breathtaking condition. Excellent colouring. Robert Morden (c.1650-1703) was an English bookseller, publisher, and maker of maps and globes. He was among the first successful commercial map makers. Between about 1675 and his death in 1703, he was based under the sign of the Atlas at premises in Cornhill and New Cheapside, London. His cartographical output was large and varied. His best-known maps are those of South Wales, North Wales and the English Counties first published in a new edition of Camden's "Britannia" in 1695, and subsequently reissued in 1722, 1753 and 1772. These maps were based on new information from gentlemen of each county, and were newly engraved. Each had a decorated cartouche, and showed numerous place names. Morden also produced in 1701 a series of smaller county maps often known as Miniature Mordens. In 1695 he published a map of Scotland. It is in parts (e.g. Skye and the Western Isles) essentially a copy of the 1654 map done by Robert Gordon of Straloch, published by Joan Blaeu; other parts show evidence of more accurate cartography. He published a new map of the Tamil homeland, Coylot Wanees Country, in 17th century Ceylon island. He is also known for several very rare early maps of the British colonies in North America, which are now among the earliest and most sought after maps for collectors of old American maps. He also produced a series of miniature maps of the world, which appeared in both playing card format and in a series of atlases, including his Atlas Terrestris and Geography Anatomiz'd, beginning in 1687. (Wikipedia) Sprache: English Original Map in breathtaking condition. Excellent colouring. The engraving (the plate) itself 35 cm wide x 42.5 cm high. Artikel-Nr.: 326AG.
Roger Rea London, 1665
Hand-coloured double-page copperplate engraved map. English text on verso. Dimensions: 38 × 51 cm; Framed dimensions: 47 x 59cm A truly beautiful and outstanding map of Scotland, first produced by the famous English cartographer, John Speed (1542-1629) in 1610-11, in his atlas The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain. This later state is flanked by delightful portraits of common folk inserted at the time of the Commonwealth. There is an inset map of the Islands of Orkney in the upper right corner. The map has many decorative features; a pair of royal coats of arms, a Scottish mileage scale, galleons, sea monsters, an ornate compass rose and a scrolled title. The fascinating, historic map provides a wealth of detail, and is of tremendous general interest. This is a rare example, as most examples of the Rea edition printed in 1665 were destroyed in the Great Fire of London. Chubb xxiv; Skelton 11. Artikel-Nr.: 89984.
Strasbourg Council of Europe, 1967
23 x 15,5 cm. 257 P. Original board. Cover and back cover a bit shop-soiled and also a bit blotchy. With two library sticker on the front cover. Library Exemplar. Pages permanent lightly bronzy and sometimes a bit shop-soiled. Inside with the common library notes, marks and stamps. Sometimes with small hand writen notes on the page edges. With smll charts. Adapted from the Introductory Note by the secreteriat: Throughout Europe a considerable number of offenders recive sentence which deprive tem of liberty. Sooner or later most of them are released and return to society. Do they return better or worse, or merely unaffected by the experience which they have had? What is meant by "better or "worse" nd how shall improvement or deteration be assessed? At a time when considerable interest is being shown in making prison systems nd treatment methods more effective it becomes essential to evaluate the measures used by the best scientific means avaliable. 0.500 gr. Original board. Cover and back cover a bit shop-soiled and also a bit blotchy. With two library sticker on the front cover. 0. Artikel-Nr.: 9507CB.
Open University Press, Buckingham, United Kingdom, 1990
Government Reference Library. paperback. Library sticker on the spine, inside of the cover and on the FEP. Stamp on title page, creasingto the cover and rubbing to the ends. Throughout the 1980s, the National Health Service has been the subject of almost continuous re-organization and constant political debate. Its sheer size and complexity, however, baffled most attempts at systematic description and analysis. This is a guide to the way the NHS works. Based on anthropological research behind the scenes in seven district health authorities, it features first-hand accounts of the age old methods of administration and the new attempts at business-style management. It will be of interest not only to health service professionals and academics in social policy, public administration and health studies, but also to anyone interested in our changing national health service. No Dust Jacket. Good. Artikel-Nr.: 037540.
Hodder And Stoughton Ltd. Apr 2014, 2014
215x136x35 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - The Mighty Shandar, the most powerful wizard the world has ever seen, returns to the Ununited Kingdoms. Clearly, he didn't solve the Dragon Problem, and must hand over his fee: eighteen dray-weights of gold. But the Mighty Shandar doesn't do refunds, and vows to eliminate the dragons once and for all - unless sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange and her sidekicks from the Kazam house of enchantment can bring him the legendary jewel, The Eye of Zoltar. The only thing that stands in their way is a perilous journey with a 50% Fatality Index - through the Cambrian Empire to the Leviathan Graveyard, at the top of the deadly Cadir Idris mountain. It's a quest like never before, and Jennifer soon finds herself fighting not just for her life, but for everything she knows and loves . . . 401 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781444707281.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1988
Cloth. This is a hard cover book with brown cloth covered boards. Gilded titling on spine. Dust jacket is unclipped. Chapter headings include: "The Kingdom of God is At Hand"; Christians against the Roman order; Gnostic improvements on Genesis; The "Paradise of Virginity" regained; The Politics of Paradise; The Nature of Nature. Professional book dealer since 1975. All orders are processed promptly and packaged with the utmost care. Satisfaction guaranteed. First English Edition. Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: 029407.
Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Relating to the Constitutional Law of Hungary [Manuscript]. [Kingdom of Hungary]. Observationes In Tripartitum Opus Juris Consuetudinarii Inclyti Regum Hungariae per Commissionem Systematicam in Arlo 24. 1715 Fundatum hoc 1717 Anno Posony Celebratum, Elaborate. [Arlo, Hungary, 1715-1717, 1726]. [101, 9 blank, 32 pp.] Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary paneled calf, ties lacking. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to spine and corners, rear hinge partially cracked, two leaves at rear of text detached, occasional worming to margins with no loss to text, contemporary armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Some toning to interior, text in neat secretarial hand. The second group of notes, 32 pp., are dated 1726. * Two sets of student notes on the Tripartitum. Compiled in 1514 by Istvan Werboczy [c.1465-1541], a Hungarian jurist and statesman, this collection of early customary laws, though never incorporated formally, was regarded as the second pillar of the Hungarian constitution. It was a de facto law-book of Hungary until 1848. According to the doctrine of the Holy Crown, which appeared in the Tripartitum, the king and the legally equal noblemen formulated the "corpse of the Holy Crown," which symbolized the Hungarian state. This manuscript is one such effort, in the early eighteenth century, to coordinate the Tripartitum with Hungary's constitutional statutes. Artikel-Nr.: 61066.
London: Smith Elder & Co, 1824
Hand-coloured aquatint, 'drawn on the spot by I. Clark'. Image size (including text): 14 3/4 x 21 1/2 inches. Sheet size: 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches. An historically important topographical view of Glasgow in Scotland, from John Clark's 'Views in Scotland'. There is some debate as to who executed this stunning print. There is no reference which identifies the author of this view, but there is some indication that it is the work of the celebrated painter John Heaviside Clark (1770-1863). Born in Scotland, Clark exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy between 1801 and 1832. He was primarily a landscape and marine painter, but he also produced a number of fine aquatints, which exhibit his exceptional talents as an engraver. Known as "Waterloo Clark" for his early sketches of the battle of Waterloo, he was a painter of some repute across the British Isles, and his beautiful views remain some of the most attractive images of the English countryside. A contemporary gazetteer notes that the city was 'the manufacturing and commercial metropolis of Scotland, and the third city of the United Kingdom in point of population, and perhaps of wealth also.' (Fullarton [publisher's] A Gazetteer of the World 1856, III, p.615). According to the same source the population in 1821 was 147,043, the present view taken at about that time shows a city that is increasingly industrialised: factory chimneys are beginning to cast a pall of smoke over the city, but it has not yet come to completely overrun the landscape in which it is set. The population was to more than double in the next 20 years with the census of 1851 recording a population of 346,984. Cf. Abbey Scenery 489; cf. Prideaux p.331; Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol 3, p. 676. Artikel-Nr.: 77359.
Thames and Hudson,, London, 1998
4°. London, Thames and Hudson, 1998. 4°. 128 pages. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket. Few signs of pages sticking together and causing small damages to these pages. From the library of irish photographer John Minihan. Inscribed by Sean Saxton to John Minihan on the titlepage: "For the "Eye" of John Minihan to the ART of Charles Jones - Sean Saxton - Sept.2000". In 1981, at Bermondsey Market in London, Sean Sexton, the Irish born photographic collector, chanced upon the gelatin silver prints of Charles Jones. Dating from the turn of the century, these beguiling studio "portraits" of tulips and sunflowers, onions and turnips, plums and pears display both astonishing skill and startling originality. Their close-up viewpoint, long exposure and spare composition anticipates by decades the later achievements of modernist masters. This volume presents his work in sections devoted successively to vegetables, flowers and fruit, with captions taken from Jones's own identification, written by hand on the back of the prints. Robert Flynn Johnson places the work in the tradition of still life and pieces together the fragmentary evidence about the life of this mysterious figure, who trained as a gardener and worked on a number of private estates, but who left no notes or diaries to explain why he photographed the plants he saw every day. Writer and restauranteur Alice Waters describes the simply beauty of the photographs in the preface. The perfect antidote to appetites jaded by processed foods and late 20th-century life, the legacy of Charles Jones is a reminder of the bountiful riches of nature. Sprache: English Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket. Few signs of pages sticking together and causing small damages to these pages. From the library of irish photographer John Minihan. Inscribed by Sean Saxton to John Minihan on the titlepage: "For the "Eye" of John Minihan to the ART of Charles Jones - Sean Saxton - Sept.2000". Artikel-Nr.: 24232AB.
Oxford University Press Jul 2010, 2010
23,5 cm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - The Variety of Life can be read at many levels. Not least it is an extraordinary inventory - an illustrated summary of all the Earthly creatures that have ever lived. Whatever living thing you come across, from E coli to an oak tree or an elephant, The Variety of Life will show you what kind of creature it is, and how it relates to all others. Yet there are far too many creatures to present merely as a catalogue. The list of species already described is vast enough - nearly two million - but there could in reality be as many as 30 million different animals, plants, fungi and protists - and perhaps another 400 million different bacteria and archaea. In the 4,000 million years or so since life first began on Earth, there could have been several thousand billion different species. The only way to keep track of so many is to classify - placing similar creatures into categories, which nest within larger categories, and so on. As the centuries have passed, so it has become clear that the different groups are far more diverse than had ever been appreciated. Thus Linneus in the 18th century placed all living things in just two kingdoms, Animals and Plants. By the 1950s this had become five kingdoms - with fungi, protists, and bacteria hived off into their own separate groups. But leading biologists today acknowledge three vastly different domains, each divided into many kingdoms - so that animals and plants, spectacular though they are, are just a fragment of the whole. The Variety of Life explains the means by which systematists have attempted such a mammoth classification of so many various creatures - which in turn leads us into some of the most intriguing and knottiest areas of modern biology: evolutionary theory, molecular genetics, and the history of biological thought. Finally, however, The Variety of Life can simply be seen as a celebration. We should all share Miranda's pleasure in Shakespeare's Tempest - 'How many goodly creatures are there here!' - and feel, as she did, what a privilege it is to share this planet with such wonders. Their fate is in our hands; and first, we must begin to appreciate them. 704 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780198604266.
London T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1808
First edition. 5 volumes, 4to., a few spots otherwise very good, contemporary half russia, marbled boards, gilt panelled spines in five compartments, gilt lettered direct in second, numbered in fourth, others richly gilt, light wear, an excellent set. "In 1784 he [Mitford] published the first volume of his principal work, the History of Greece. This was on an unprecedentedly large scale. Previous treatments (the Grecian histories of Temple Stanyan and Oliver Goldsmith) had been moralistic compilations. Mitford's first volume covered events from early times to the end of the Persian wars (479 BC). The outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789 had a great impact on Mitford. The second volume of his History, which appeared in 1790, took the story of events in Greece down to 404 BC and gave ample scope for an analogy between the radical democrats of fifth-century Athens and the revolutionaries in France. In 1797 he published the third volume of his History, covering the period from the oligarchic coup of the Thirty Tyrants in Athens at the end of the Peloponnesian War in 404 BC to the peace of Antalcidas (between Sparta and Persia) in 386. This volume covers the rise of Mitford's hero, Philip of Macedon; but it is prefaced by a résumé of the late fifth century, in order to re-emphasize what is repeatedly called 'a tyranny in the hands of the people' at Athens. Such was now the climate of opinion in England that, whereas in 1790 Mitford had incurred liberal criticism, his more extreme comments in 1797 won wide acclaim. In 1808 appeared the fourth volume of the History, covering events from 386 to the battle of Chaeronea in 338 (when Philip established his supremacy in Greece). The fifth and final volume of his History was published in 1818, ending with the death of Alexander the Great in 322 BC. In the fourth and fifth volumes he praised the monarchy of Macedon, as in the first he had praised the kingdoms of early Greece: in both he saw (with some straining of the evidence) parallels to the balanced constitution of Britain in his own day." (precis from ODNB). Artikel-Nr.: 90363.
St. Martin's Press Macmillan US Okt 2015, 2015
203x129x11 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - 'Critically acclaimed author Kai Ashante Wilson makes his commercial debut with this striking, wondrous tale of gods and mortals, magic and steel, and life and death that will reshape how you look at sword and sorcery.' Since leaving his homeland, the earthbound demigod Demane has been labeled a sorcerer. With his ancestors' artifacts in hand, the Sorcerer follows the Captain, a beautiful man with song for a voice and hair that drinks the sunlight. The two of them are the descendants of the gods who abandoned the Earth for Heaven, and they will need all the gifts those divine ancestors left to them to keep their caravan brothers alive.The one safe road between the northern oasis and southern kingdom is stalked by a necromantic terror. Demane may have to master his wild powers and trade humanity for godhood if he is to keep his brothers and his beloved captain alive. 224 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780765385246.
Ballantine Random House US Okt 2011, 2011
178x108x38 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz-or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest-perhaps to death. Only Verity's return-or the heir his princess carries-can save the Six Duchies. But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal. The journey casts him into deep waters, as he discovers wild currents of magic within him-currents that will either drown him or make him something more than he was. Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassin's Quest 'Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb's books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.' -George R. R. Martin 'An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama.' - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 'Superbly written, wholly satisfying, unforgettable: better than any fantasy trilogy in print-including mine!' -Melanie Rawn 768 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780553565690.
Ballantine Spectra Random House US Dez 2011, 2011
6.86 in. Taschenbuch. Neuware - Fitz has survived his first hazardous mission as king's assassin, but is left little more than a cripple. Battered and bitter, he vows to abandon his oath to King Shrewd, remaining in the distant mountains. But love and events of terrible urgency draw him back to the court at Buckkeep, and into the deadly intrigues of the royal family. Renewing their vicious attacks on the coast, the Red-Ship Raiders leave burned-out villages and demented victims in their wake. The kingdom is also under assault from within, as treachery threatens the throne of the ailing king. In this time of great danger, the fate of the kingdom may rest in Fitz's hands-and his role in its salvation may require the ultimate sacrifice. Praise for Robin Hobb and Royal Assassin 'Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb's books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.' -George R. R. Martin '[Robin] Hobb continues to revitalize a genre that often seems all too generic, making it new in ways that range from the subtle to the shocking.' - Locus '[ Royal Assassin ] reaches astonishing new heights. . . . The Farseer saga is destined for greatness-a must-read for every devotee of epic fantasy.' - Sense of Wonder 688 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780553573411.
His majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1833
Ex Library. hardcover. Bound in brown cloth with a different brown cloth on spine and corners. Some wear to exterior; class number on spine; binding broken at right hand edge of spine, front cover and pages to iv detached. (Page iii/iv is torn, partially missing, and reattached with a paper strip.) Ink stamps, bookplate on front matter. Some minor foxing to first few pages; contents remain otherwise clean and sound throughout. No Dust Jacket. Acceptable. Artikel-Nr.: 217210.
CitroExpert 1998, 1998
Hardcover, with dustjacket, 211pp., 26.5x23cm., oblong, ills. in col. and b/w., new. ISBN 9076537011. Today, over twenty five years since manufacturing ceased there, the story of Citro'n's factory at Slough ( in its hey-day one of the largest car assembly plants in the United Kingdom ) is little appreciated by Citro'n enthusiasts in both Britain, France and the Netherlands alike - and virtually unknown by the wider motorbook readership around the world. This carefully researched and lavishly illustrated book, the first officially approved and sponsored account of Citro'n's right-hand-drive vehicles, should set the record straight! In examining the first seventy five years of Automobiles Citro'n's presence in Great Britain, Citro'n from A to X reviews the history of Citro'n Cars Ltd and Citro'n UK Ltd at Slough, recalling the vehicles built at the Slough Works between 1926 and 1966 and all those subsequently imported from France from 1966 onwards until the present day. For the benefit of readers unfamiliar with the marque, it begins with a short account of the founding of the Citro'n firm in France and discusses the earliest imports of Citro'n vehicles into the UK by the first concessionaires, Gaston Ltd. It then goes on to examine the complete span of activities that took place at the Slough factory between its opening in February 1926 and its closure in February 1966 - exactly forty years to the day - during which time it assembled vehicles to supply Citro'n's export markets throughout the entire British Commonwealth as well as the home market in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Finally, it records the Citro'n models imported into the UK from Citro'n's contintental factories between 1966 and 1998, and gives a full account of the activities of Citro'n UK Ltd up to the present day. Pre-war, post-war and even wartime vehicle production is fully illustrated by over 200 archive pictures ( many previously unpublished ) together with contemporary advertising and publicity material, and also by a new series of full-colour pictures showing some of the very best surviving historic cars photographed by the leading motoring photographer Neill Bruce. The complete span of right-hand-drive vehicles featured and illustrated includes, amongst others, the conventional pre-war rear-wheel-drive models, the Light Fifteen and Six Cylinder Traction Avant, the 2CV and the Bijou, the DS and ID models and the Citro'n Maserati SM, the GS & GSA and the CX, together with the full range of Citro'n's recent and contemporary products. 0 g. Artikel-Nr.: 46359.
Harvest (EMI Italiana),, Italy, 1973
Original, Vintage Vinyl in original sleeve - Album Cover by Hipgnosis. Italy, Harvest (EMI Italiana), 1973. 3C 154 50203 / Excellent condition of Sleeve and Record with only minor signs of wear to the sleeve / Sleeve VG + / Record NM - A Nice Pair is a compilation album by Pink Floyd, re-issuing their first two albums—The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and A Saucerful of Secrets—in a new gatefold sleeve. The album was released in December 1973 by Harvest and Capitol in the United States and the following month in the United Kingdom by Harvest and EMI. It reached number 36 in the US Billboard album charts, and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in March 1994. There are a few differences between the US and UK issues on the first disc of this compilation. In the US Harvest Records and its distributor Capitol Records reconstructed their edition from tapes that had been previously altered for the debut 1967 US album Pink Floyd (the original U.S. title for Piper) and other recordings, which were cut from the UK version. As explained in a note on the back cover of the US edition of A Nice Pair, songs dropped from the US 1967 Pink Floyd album, "Flaming", "Astronomy Domine" and "Bike", are restored for this re-issue. However, some of the restored songs appear in versions that are different from the UK Piper release: the eight-minute live Ummagumma recording of "Astronomy Domine" replaces the original four-minute studio recording; "Interstellar Overdrive" fades out slightly early (as it did on the US debut album) and adds a few seconds of silence before "The Gnome", rather than using a segue between these songs as found on the UK version; and "Flaming" is an alternate mix and edit which previously appeared on a US single, and the only track to appear on this album in mono. In later pressings, the correct stereo version of "Flaming" was restored, while the other songs continued to appear in the versions described here. The US version of this album was also released in Canada. The cover is by the Hipgnosis group, who did many other Pink Floyd covers, and consists of 4 grids of 9 small pictures of proposed but previously unused album cover designs. Several images depict a well-known phrase or saying in the form of a visual pun; for instance, the centre right-hand panel on the front depicts "a fork in the road", while the bottom right represents "a fine kettle of fish". Another picture presents two puns on the album title: a nice pear, and an image of a woman's pair of breasts; the latter is censored with a black bar on some copies, while other US copies opted to cover it with a purple and white sticker over the shrink wrap. Initial copies had a picture of a Mr. W.R. Phang's dental surgery on the cover (a genuine business), but Dr. Phang objected because dentists were not allowed to advertise, and the picture was replaced with one of a gargling monk. US editions from the 1980s restored both the nudity and the W.R. Phang photo. The album was the band's next US release after The Dark Side of the Moon, and introduced new fans to the earlier psychedelic sound of the Syd Barrett period of Pink Floyd, which contrasted greatly to the style of their more recent work. Following the worldwide re-issue of the original two albums on CD, including the original UK version of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Nice Pair is now out of print. (Wikipedia) Sprache: English 3C 154 50203 / Excellent condition of Sleeve and Record with only minor signs of wear to the sleeve / Sleeve VG + / Record NM -. Artikel-Nr.: 371AG.
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 1986
15 x 23 cm. Hardcover. The New History of the Marathas treats in detail the events of two centuries and a half from AD 1600, i.e. the rise of the Marathas as a political power, the apogee of their fortunes in 1761, their misfortune after Panipat, the weakening of the Peshwa`s authority, rise of splinter Maratha principalities, conflict with the British and their eclipse. The first volume discusses at length the careers of Shahji Bhosle, Shivaji, Sambhaji, short set back and revival under Raja Ram. The second volume takes up the rise of Peshwa, stupor after the Third Battle of Panipat, their attempts and failure to recapture their lost power and prestige. The third volume examines the relationship of the Maratha Central Authority with the Mughals, Maratha splinter kingdoms and the British in northern India on the one hand and the Nizam, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan of Mysore and the British in South India on the other. The author treats his theme with rare objectivity and warmth. He has relied on the Mughal, Maratha and British source material. This is the first authoritative book in English language on the history of the Marathas. A great work of a great historian and indispensable for those interested in Maratha history and India`s struggle for freedom. Printed Pages: 388. 2nd edition. AsNew. Artikel-Nr.: 59251.
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 1986
15 x 23 cm. Hardcover. The New History of the Marathas treats in detail the events of two centuries and a half from AD 1600, i.e. the rise of the Marathas as a political power, the apogee of their fortunes in 1761, their misfortune after Panipat, the weakening of the Peshwa`s authority, rise of splinter Maratha principalities, conflict with the British and their eclipse. The first volume discusses at length the careers of Shahji Bhosle, Shivaji, Sambhaji, short set back and revival under Raja Ram. The second volume takes up the rise of Peshwa, stupor after the Third Battle of Panipat, their attempts and failure to recapture their lost power and prestige. The third volume examines the relationship of the Maratha Central Authority with the Mughals, Maratha splinter kingdoms and the British in northern India on the one hand and the Nizam, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan of Mysore and the British in South India on the other. The author treats his theme with rare objectivity and warmth. He has relied on the Mughal, Maratha and British source material. This is the first authoritative book in English language on the history of the Marathas. A great work of a great historian and indispensable for those interested in Maratha history and India`s struggle for freedom. Printed Pages: 566. 2nd edition. AsNew. Artikel-Nr.: 59255.
Taschenbuch. Gebraucht - Sehr gut SG - leichte Beschädigungen, Verschmutzungen, ungelesenes Mängelexemplar, gestempelt, Versand Büchersendung - Fitz has survived his first hazardous mission as king's assassin, but is left little more than a cripple. Battered and bitter, he vows to abandon his oath to King Shrewd, remaining in the distant mountains. But love and events of terrible urgency draw him back to the court at Buckkeep, and into the deadly intrigues of the royal family. Renewing their vicious attacks on the coast, the Red-Ship Raiders leave burned-out villages and demented victims in their wake. The kingdom is also under assault from within, as treachery threatens the throne of the ailing king. In this time of great danger, the fate of the kingdom may rest in Fitz's hands - and his role in its salvation may require the ultimate sacrifice. Praise for Robin Hobb and Royal Assassin 'Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb's books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.' - George R. R. Martin '[Robin] Hobb continues to revitalize a genre that often seems all too generic, making it new in ways that range from the subtle to the shocking.' - Locus '[ Royal Assassin ] reaches astonishing new heights. . . . The Farseer saga is destined for greatness - a must-read for every devotee of epic fantasy.' - Sense of Wonder 688 pp. Englisch. Gebraucht. Artikel-Nr.: INF1000309318.
published and sold by the author at his house ., 17701777, London, 1770
3 volumes. Imperial folio (54 x 38 cm). Contemporary uniform gold-tooled mottled calf, sewn at 7 stations, richly gold-tooled spine with red and green title labels, each board with a border made with a flower roll, gold-tooled board edges, curl-marbled endpapers. Richly engraved frontispiece with medallion portraits of Miller and Linnaeus at the head, 3 engraved title-pages (identical except for the manuscript volume numbers), 2 series of engraved botanical plates (each series numbered in manuscript 1-104), each series printed from the same 104 plates, but that in volume 1 in proof-states (with no headings, imprints or other text in the plates) and beautifully hand-coloured, that in volumes 2 & 3 in black and white with titles and imprints, and 4 further plates, numbered I-IV, showing 178 varieties of leaves, finely hand-coloured. With a full-page allegorical dedicatory pen and watercolour drawing for Queen Charlotte of England on the end-leaf before the frontispiece of the first volume, and a professionally lettered index covering all 3 volumes, specially made for this dedication copy, at the end of volume 3. Dedication copy, with a stunning original pen and watercolour drawing in honour of Queen Charlotte of England, of the first edition of a highly esteemed illustrated book on the sexual system of Linnaeus, published in 20 parts from 1775 to 1777, with some plates issued as completed from 1770 onward. Our copy is bound in three volumes, with the volume numbers professionally lettered on the title-pages in ink. Volumes 2 and 3 contain the suite of plates in black and white (1-51 and 52-104 respectively) plus the four hand-coloured plates showing 178 varieties of plant leaves, each plate with an engraved title and imprint. Volume 1 contains a suite of the same 104 plates in proof states with no lettering, all in a fine contemporary hand-colouring. Each suite of plates is numbered in ink (1-104). After the title-page, volume 1 contains a letterpress leaf with preface in Latin and English on the recto with the texts of 4 letters from Linnaeus to Miller below. The verso gives a list of subscribers headed by Queen Charlotte ("2 sets", meaning the two sets bound in the present three volumes), with the others following alphabetically. The entire list accounts for only about 85 subscribers to about 114 copies, including the booksellers P(eter) Elmsley, (James) Robson and B(enjamin) White (10 sets each), famous figures such as Joseph Banks, David Garrick, William Pitcairn and Philip Earl Stanhope, and many major libraries and noblemen, including several abroad. But the list also includes a few professional gardeners: (William) Aiton, gardener to His Majesty at Kew, and two men described as nurserymen: James Lee in Hammersmith and William Malcolm in Kennington. Volumes 2-3 include a 4-page letterpress explanation of the classification system, and each plate faces a leaf with a letterpress page in Latin and English giving botanical details of the various parts of the plant, keyed to figure numbers and element letters in the plate. The four plates with various kinds of leaves at the end are accompanied by 3 letterpress leaves with 1 or 2 pages of text for each plate. A leaf with a professionally lettered 1-page manuscript index covering all three volumes (specially made for this dedication copy) ends the final volume. John Miller, born as Johann Müller at Nuremberg in Germany in 1715, went in 1744 to England where he lived and worked until his death in 1790. He sent some of his plates to Linnaeus, who was greatly impressed, and replied to Miller that his plates were more beautiful and accurate than any seen since the beginning of the world. The work also contained the first description and illustration of the "Cassyta bassifera" (= Rhipsalis baccifera). The present copy of this rare and impressive flower book is especially valuable for its beautiful dedicatory watercolour drawing for Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), wife of King George III. Artikel-Nr.: 3518.
Harrassowitz Verlag Apr 2009, 2009
24x17x cm. Buch. Neuware - Erschienen im Jahr 2004 Letzte ISBN: 978-3-941336-23-0 This work casts light on the actions of the United Kingdom during the Cyprus Crisis of 1963-64. In particular, the volume concentrates on a very specific period of events, charting the course of British actions from the start of fighting to the moment when UN Security Council Resolution 186 passed responsibility for peacekeeping and peacemaking over to the United Nations. As is shown, Britain actually undertook several different roles during this period. On the one hand, it was a crisis manager and peacekeeper. Its timely decision, along with Greece and Turkey, to establish a peacekeeping force, the Joint Truce Force, certainly helped to limit the extent of fighting on the island, and thus reduced the chance of direct Turkish intervention. However, as this work shows, it was not an easy role to play and required a significant manpower commitment from the United Kingdom. On the other hand, Britain also tried to act as peacemaker. At first this was done informally on the island, but was later supplemented by a formal peace process in London. Unfortunately, the process failed in its objective and in doing so created a rift between Britain and the Greek Cypriots, which ended all hopes that Britain might be able to broker a compromise between the parties. It also affected Britain's efforts to find an alternative peacekeeping force to replace the Joint Truce Force - an effort that involved looking at the Commonwealth and NATO as possible peacekeepers. In the end, the United Nations was called upon to keep the peace, a role that is forty years old. However, the book also shows that the 1963-64 Crisis is profoundly important for two other reasons. First of all, it was during these months that the Greek Cypriots were accorded international legitimacy as the Government of the Republic of Cyprus. As will be shown, this came about partly as a requirement of international peacemaking and peacekeeping. However, it also becomes clear that the actual confirmation of this recognition involved a certain amount of what the Turkish Cypriots see as betrayal - betrayal by Britain, by the United States, and, most surprisingly, by Turkey. Secondly, this period saw the acceptance by the international community of the legality of the Treaty of Guarantee. As a result, Turkey retained an internationally accepted constitutional right to intervene in the island's affairs. This right was put into effect in 1974 after a coup ordered by the then military government in Athens overthrew Archbishop Makarios, the first president of the independent state. As a result the island was divided and the more modern understanding of the 'Cyprus Problem' was created. Drawing on official British government documents and interviews with many of the protagonists of the period, this work is the first in-depth study of Britain's leading role during this critically important juncture in the modern history of Cyprus. 143 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9783447059732.
Two Rare English Items that Address Abolition and Expansion of Public Education [Alexander, William (1768-1841)]. The Powers of Britain. Respectfully Addressed to the Legislature and the People of the United Kingdom. York: Printed for the Author, 1813. 30 pp. [Bound with] Brougham, Henry [1778-1868]. Report of the Proceedings at the Annual Meeting of the Leeds' Mechanics' Institution, On the 20th September, 1830: Including the Speech of Henry Brougham, Esq. M.P. Corrected by Himself. [Leeds, 1830]. 16 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Recent limp marbled wrappers, printed paper title panel to front, extra engraved portraits of Lord Hood and Lord Brougham inserted, unrelated clippings from newspaper pasted to verso of half-title, to title pages, one covering bibliographical data of the Report, portrait of Brougham and foot of p. 16 of the Report. Moderate toning, light foxing in a few places. Brief annotations in early hand to title page of Report and a few other places, interior otherwise clean. * Only editions located. The Powers of Britain is a poem extolling the triumphs of the Royal Navy. Among other topics, it celebrates its actions against the slave trade. The Report, apparently the fifth based on the annotation in our copy, features a speech by Lord Brougham supporting the expansion of public schools and other forms of educational support for skilled workers. OCLC locates 16 copies of Powers worldwide, no copies of the Report. Artikel-Nr.: 64600.
First edition. 8vo (12.3 x 18.5 cm.), iv, 239 pp., iii; original colour printed paper wrappers, rubbed and worn, edges rubbed with occasional marginal tears. This is copy Number 50 out of a first limited edition of 50 on 'Papier Verge'. A hilarious example of Jewish humour illustrated by the renowned artist Arthur Szyk. Contains numerous black and white caricatures. The book contains a collection of humorous Jewish stories and jokes in French, with a preface by M. Anatole de Monzie, France's Minister of Education and Fine Arts at the time. Szyk (1894-1951) was a graphic artist, book illustrator, stage designer and caricaturist. He was born into a Jewish family in Lodz, in the part of Poland which was under Russian rule in the 19th century. He always regarded himself both as a Pole and a Jew. From 1921, he lived and created his works mainly in France and Poland, and in 1937 he moved to the United Kingdom. In 1940, he settled permanently in the United States, where he was granted American citizenship in 1948. Szyk is best known for his political drawings, namely of Hitler during his rise to power, as well as for his 'Haggadah'. It was published in London in 1940 and the artist dedicated i t to King George VI. The work was widely acclaimed by critics; according to The Times, it was 'Worthy to be placed among the most beautiful of books that the hand of man has ever produced.' Artikel-Nr.: 89210.
A Landmark Treatise for Justices of the Peace Dalton, Michael [d. ca. 1648]. Officium Vicecomitum: The Office and Authority of Sherifs: Gathered out of the statutes and books of the common Laws of this Kingdom, Corrected and Very Much Enlarged: To Which is Added An Appendix or Supplement, Containing a Collection of the Statutes Touching Sheriffs Made Since Mr. Dalton's Writing, Which are in Force and Use at This Day, Several Special Returns of Writs, and the Expositions, Judgements and Resolutions of the Reverend and Learned Judges, in the Several Courts at Westminster, Upon Divers Statutes, Cases and Questions in Law Relating to Sherifs, And Several Other New Matters: The Whole, Being a Work of Great Use and Profit, Not Only to the Students and Practitioners in the Law, But to All Other the Gentry of This Land, (On Whom the Burthen of this Office Lyeth) Especially to All Immediate High-Sheriffs and Under-Sheriffs: With a New and Copious Table, Wherein the Defects and Imperfections of the Old Table are Suppressed and Amended, The New Matter is Inserted in the Table, Under Their Proper Heads, And Have This Mark * Set Before Them. London: Printed by John Streater, James Fletcher and Henry Twyford, 1670. [iv], 500; , 501-564,  pp. Two parts. The second part is preceded by a title page reading (in part) Vicecomitis Officio Supplementum: An Appendix or Supplement. Folio (11" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules, gilt fillets and small blind corner fleurons to boards, raised bands and early hand-lettered title label to spine. A few minor scuffs and stains to boards, chipping to spine ends, joints starting at ends, corners bumped and somewhat worn, pastedowns loose, front pastedown lacking upper corner. Attractive woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Early owner initials to head of title page. Faint dampstaining to corners of a few leaves at beginning and end of text, interior otherwise fresh. * Third edition. As its title suggests, it is a remarkably comprehensive treatise. Holdsworth, who cites it several times, says "in spite of a growing number of rivals, it continued to be a standard authority until the beginning of the eighteenth century.": History of English Law IV:119. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:222 (6). Artikel-Nr.: 55781.
The Best English Law Dictionary of the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries Cowell, John [1554-1611]. The Interpreter: Or Booke Containing the Signification of Words: Wherein is Set Foorth the True Meaning of All, Or the Most Part of Such Words and Termes, as are Mentioned in the Lawe Writers, or Statutes of This Victorious and Renowned Kingdome, Requiring Any Exposition or Interpretation. A Worke not Onely Profitable, but Necessary for Such as Desire Throughly to be Instructed in the Knowledge of Our Lawes, Statutes, and Other Antiquities. London: Printed for William Sheares, 1637.  pp. Text in parallel columns within black-ruled borders. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, hinges mended, edges rouged. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few negligible scuffs to boards, corners bumped. Woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, light staining to a few leaves. Early owner annotation to head of title page in small hand, another annotation in miniscule later hand to foot of another leaf, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy. * Second edition, one of two issues from 1637. The Interpreter is considered to be the best law dictionary until Jacob's and it is still used by scholars of early English legal documents. Its publication provoked controversy. At a time when Parliament and crown were vying for power, the Commons disapproved of Cowell's royalist sympathies, which were evident in such definitions as "King," "Parliament," "Prerogative," "Recoveries" and "Subsidies." When a joint committee of Lords and Councilors reviewed the work, the ensuing controversy nearly halted the affairs of government. What is more, it contained a quotation that criticized Littleton's scholarship, which angered Sir Edward Coke. James I intervened in fear that his own fiscal interests would not be approved by Parliament. Encouraged by Coke, the king imprisoned Cowell, suppressed the book and ordered all copies burned by a public hangman on March 10, 1610. The present edition contains several changes that were made posthumously to placate the dictionary's enemies. Despite its stormy reception, The Interpreter remains a useful gloss to Coke's Littleton and other early. Artikel-Nr.: 63772.
Moses Pitt [printed by William Wilson?],, London, 1670
Small 8vo. Blind- and gold-tooled calf (ca. 1800), sewn on 3 recessed cords, each board with a blind-tooled Greek key border, gold-tooled board edges, dark brown endpapers, edges coloured in red and blue. With 2 decorated woodcut initials and decorative bands of cast fleurons. , "252" [= 254],  pp. First edition of an extraordinary account of an English merchant mariner's capture by Barbary pirates in or soon after 1648 and his subsequent adventures as a slave in Algeria. It is presented as an authentic journal of T[homas?] S[mith?], posthumously prepared for the press by his friend A. Roberts and dedicated to their mutual friend "Thomas Manley esquire", probably the Middle Temple barrister of that name (1628-1690) who published on economic matters. The author tells us enough about his childhood and apprenticeship for us to estimate that he was born around 1627. He is certainly well-informed on the Ottomans in Africa and his story may be partly based on true events, but many of the details are clearly fantasy, with monstrous beasts and people turned to stone, in addition to tall tales of his own adventures. In the story he sets off from the Thames in the Hamburg merchant ship Sancta Maria in July 1648 and the ship is captured by Barbary pirates soon after. As a slave under numerous masters the author tricks his way into employment as cook to the King of Algiers, is then demoted to keeper of the King's bath and secretly fathers a daughter with one of the King's wives. After an unsuccessful stint as a gardener's assistant he journeys in the service of an Ottoman officer, collecting tribute money with the Algerian army, and offers his services as an advisor to the Ottoman governor of Tlemcen (northwest Algeria). He recounts observations on the various peoples encountered and their customs and peculiarities, marvelling at flying serpents, lions and ostriches and skirmishing with an army of Arabs. Against a backdrop of mosques, minarets and palaces, the narrative is peppered with anecdotes of meetings with Barbary pirates, European renegades, and dalliances with alluring women of the Maghreb. The author takes particular relish in recounting the details of his sexual adventures: "the women in this country keep much at home, but their minds and affections are more wandering abroad, because they are so recluse; whereas if they had as much liberty as in other countries they would not be so furiously debauch'd: their husbands keep strict guard over them, that when they can escape their eyes, they give the reins to their passion, and labour to satisfy themselves more abundantly; stolen waters are sweet: the more they are forbidden and hindered from variety, the more pleasure and satisfaction they fancy in it . had my design been to make conquests in the Empire of Love, I think none could have been more happy . this good opinion of my ability spread & increased wonderfully in the town .". The author does not give the date that his master set him free as promised, but it cannot be earlier than 1650 and was likely later. He died before the 1670 publication. The present copy has the author's initial S filled out as "Smith" in an early hand, but he has not been identified.This is one of four journeys undertaken by Englishmen in the Ottoman Mediterranean analysed recently by Gerald Maclean in his 2004 study, The rise of Oriental travel: English visitors to the Ottoman Empire, 1580-1720. It is of value both as a travel narrative and as a proto-novel reflecting the European fascination with the Orient. Howgego does not record it either among the genuine or the ficticious voyages.An appendix by Richard Norris offers directions for navigating the Barbary coast. The last leaf of the final quire is a 2-page advertisement by the bookseller Moses Pitt, listing about twenty British and continental books from 1624 to works "now in the press". With an early owner's initials PJ on the title-page, an 1820 manuscript bookplate of Henry White in Lichfi. Artikel-Nr.: G1ADR2DR8JGZ.
Printed for Henry Rhodes near Bride-Lane in Fleetstreet; Luke Meredith at the Star in St. Paul's Church-Yard; John Harris at the Harrow in the Poultry, London, 1694
Buch. Leder. 437 nicht nummerierte Blätter (5 Bll., 863 nicht nummerierte Seiten), goldgeprägter Ganzlederband der Zeit, Titelvergoldung auf rotem Lederrückenschildchen, 37 x 22,5 cm. Band 1 und 2 (in einem Band) des Universallexikons, das auf Louis Moreris Grand Dictionnaire Historique fußt - aktualisiert u.a. durch Edmund Bohun. - Der Band enthält das Titelblatt, den Widmungstitel (der die Verdienste der vier Verleger hervorhebt), das Subsribentenverzeichnis und den lexikalischen Teil von A bis Z. - Eingehend anhand des über EEBO digitalisierten Exemplars der University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign Campus) digitalisierten Exemplars kollationiert und vollständig (allerdings - wie das Illinois-Exemplar ohne separates Titelblatt für den zweiten Teil). Der Band besteht aus 437 Blättern (Titelblatt, Widmungstitel, 3 Bll. Subskribentenverzeichnis, 863 nicht paginierte Seiten). Bei der auch über EEBO kolportierten Seitenzahl "ca. 1205 p." scheint es sich schlicht um einen Mythos zu handeln, der die geringe Neigung von Bibliothekaren reflektiert, ein sehr dickes Buch ohne Paginierung eingehend zu kollationieren; sie erklärt sich zwanglos aus den Seitenzahlen späterer Auflagen. - Deutlich berieben und bestoßen, der Rücken an Kopf und Fuß deutlich eingerissen und mit kleineren Abplatzungen. Insgesamt etwas fleckig oder randfleckig, teils etwas wasserrandig. Das erste (leere) Blatt mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand (unleserlich). Einige wenige Seiten mit Kindergraffiti (Buntstift). Sonst ordentliches Exemplar von guter Substanz. --- Volume 1 and 2 in one volume. Contains the titel page, dedication title, list of subscribers and the dictionary entries from A to Z. The copy was compared in detail with the EEBO-digitialized copy of the University of Illinois and is complete (alas lacking the separate title page for the second volume - just as the Illinois copy). - The volume consists of 437 unnumbered leafs (5 leafs and 863 unpaginated pages)The alleged collation "ca. 1205 p." is a myth explained by the lazyness of bibliographers when it comes to page-counting unpaginated folios. It also reflects the larger page count of later editions. - Some wear to the boards; the back with rather deep tears in the joints and damage to the top and bottom of the back. Some foxing, marginal foxing or minor water staining throughout. An English-language owner's mark (handwritten, unlegible) is on the first (empty) leaf. Some pages show graffity of a child's hand. Otherwise a better than fair copy of good substance. 6002 Gramm. Artikel-Nr.: 47598.
Printed by Tho. Roycroft for the undertaker Richard Blome London, 1673
First edition. Folio (36.5 x 24.5 cm), , 464, pp., bound without final leaf ("Benefactors to this work ."), 24 pages (on 13 leaves) of coats-of-arms (22 in contemporary hand-colour), 1 leaf in black-and-white supplied from a shorter copy, last leaf frayed; large folding general map, 45 folding county maps (21 hand-coloured, 1 duplicate (Isle of Wight), North Riding with short split along plate mark and slight fraying to margins, single-sheeet map of London, 5 large folding maps (Wales 2 plus 1 duplicate, Scotland, Ireland); modern calf gilt antique. A beautiful copy of one of the most famous cartographic works of the 17th century. Richard Blome (1641-1705) was one of the most active publishers of illustrated books in post-Restoration London. His cartography flourished in the second half of the 17th century, from about 1670 to 1705. He produced a great amount of maps, all of which were attractive and quaintly designed. He published two series of English county maps. The large series appeared in Blome's "Britannia, or a Geographical Description of the Kingdomes of England, Scotland and Ireland", with each map measuring approximately 300 x 250mm. Published in 1673, the work was based on the latest editions of mapmaker John Speed's "Maps" and William Camden's "Britannia". It was followed in 1681 by an issue of smaller maps (approximately 240 x 180mm) entitled "Speed's Maps Epitomiz'd". The "Britannia" was originally conceived as the third volume of an "English atlas" which was to deal with the whole world. It includes more than 50 beautiful maps, some of them in colour. The volume deals with England county by county, as well as Wales, Scotland , various islands (Orkneys, Jersey, Guernsey, Isles Of Man & Wight) and the British colonies of the time. Along with the maps are precise geographical descriptions of every region, including local topography, history, folklore, nobility and settlements. Blome financed the atlas by selling subscriptions and was the first to exploit the opportunities of subscriptions on a large scale, relying on them to finance all his major publications. For the subscription fee, the subscriber would not only receive a volume of the work but his arms would also could be engraved on the map of his choice and, in the "Britannia", he would receive honourable mention within the text. According to the proposal, a subscriber to the Britannia was charged 20s., 10s. in advance, this including the engraving of the arms, 10s. on delivery, and 5s. for a mention in subsequent counties, as appropriate. Blome tried to get new material by submitting a request for information about the country from people with local knowledge, to correct and update existing printed authorities, most particularly Camden's "Britannia", the most extensive description of the British Isles available at the time. Most of Blome's work was engraved by Wenceslaus Hollar, Richard Palmer, and Francis Lamb, and embellished with dedications to county dignitaries which were added or omitted in later editions. Blome also issued a world atlas, the Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World, in 1670, which was re-issued as the Cosmography and Geography, in 1682 and 1693. The maps from this atlas were Anglicized copies of Nicolas Sanson's work. Blome also issued a number of Bible maps, usually after Visscher. Chubb XCIX; Skelton 90; Wing B3207. Artikel-Nr.: 85447.
Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 1995
Clean Copy. hardcover. There are strange goings-on at the Opera House in Ankh-Morpork. A ghost in a white mask is murdering, well, quite a lot of people, and two witches (it really isn't wise to call them "meddling, interfering old baggages"), or perhaps three, take a hand in unravelling the mystery. Fans of the popular Discworld series will be happy to see some old friends again in Maskerade, the 18th novel in the series. No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Good. Artikel-Nr.: 017917.