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SPEED, John. England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described and Abridged.
[London : 1627Second miniature edition of Speed's atlas of Great Britain and Ireland, following the edition of 1620. The "farr larger Voulume Done by John Speed" is a reference to the famous Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (1611), issued in folio. Thomas Chubb explains that for the first miniature edition of 1620 "forty of the maps are reprints of Peter Keer's... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 115052
[PÜCKLER-MUSKAU, Hermann von.] Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1828 & 1829;
London : 1832First edition in English of "one of the most remarkable and comprehensive portraits of Britain in this period" (Nicholas Penny, London Review of Books), an engaging, witty and lively travelogue by the German nobleman and influential landscape gardener Hermann von Pückler-Muskau (1785-1871), presented here in a most attractive period binding.
Tour... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139875
WILLIAMS, Charles. A London Earthquake.
London : 1884First and only edition, decidedly uncommon, just 4 locations on Library Hub, BL, NLS, Oxford and Cambridge, WorldCat adds no further copies. "It is right to say that this story was planned at the time of the last earthquake at Ischia 28 July 1883; was partly written at the time of the earthquake of Java Krakatoa, 26 August 1883; and was in type long... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 116683
EGAN, Pierce; imitation by "An Amateur". Real Life in London;
London : 1824-1823First edition, later issues (1824 and 1823 on title pages respectively, the earliest issues with 1821-22). "An imitation of Egan's Life in London. Though not the equal of the latter, it has considerable merit, serves as a foil to its illustrious contemporary and is an interesting and useful guide to the social history of the period" (Tooley). Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 143970