POLLARD, A. W., and G. R. REDGRAVE. A Short-title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad 1475-1640. First compiled by A. W. Pollard & G. R. Redgrave. Second Edition, Revised & Enlarged, begun by W. A. Jackson & F. S. Ferguson, completed by Katherine F. Pantzer

London, The Bibliographical Society, 1986.


Folio. 2 vols: liii, 620 p.; xi, 494 p.. Dark blue buckram, gilt lettering to spines. Ownership label on front pastedown of first volume: “John E. C. Palmer / 6a Milton Road / Harpenden / Hertfordshire / AL5 5LF”. Original dust jacket of 1st vol. in good condition, second volume acceptable. An excellent copy.


LOCKE, John. The Works of John Locke Esq; In Three Volumes

London, Printed for John Churchill, 1714.


Folio. 3 vols: frontispiece pl., A2 [a]2 a-g2 B-Z4 Aa-Zz4 Aaa-Zzz4 Aaaa-Zzzz4 Eeee-Hhhh2  (pp. (8), xxviii, 575 (1), (16)); title-page leaf, A-Z4 Aa-Zz4 Aaa-Zzz4 Aaaa-Pppp4 Qqqq-Tttt(671 (1), (16)); frontispiece pl., title-page leaf, A-R2 S-Z4 Aa-Zz4 Aaa-Zzz4 Aaaa2 Bbbb-Zzzz4 Aaaaa4 Bbbbb-Eeeee2 ((8), 668, (16). Part of vol. 2 contains ornaments used by William Bowyer. Titles within double-fillet borders, woodcut head-, tail-pieces (mainly fretwork) and floriated initials. Bound in contemporary blind-panelled full calf, gilt-tooled cover edges, morocco label gilt with lettering to spines. Some Rubbing and wear to corners, hinges and spine ends. An excellent copy of the first edition of Locke’s collected works; crisp, fresh and extremely clean.

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SCHULTE HERBRUGGEN, H.. Das Dusseldorfer Exemplar der ersten Folioausgabe von The Works of Sir Thomas More, 1557 (Das Huth/Burns/Leyel/Borowitz-Exemplar). With a Summary in English

Dusseldorf, Universitatsbibliothek Dusseldorf, 1992.


INSCRIBED COPY. Large 4to paperback with printed dust wrapper. 160 (2) p., illustrated frontispiece and a few other images throughout. Inscribed on title-page. A fine copy.


ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE. Collegium Divi Johannis Evangelistae 1511-1911

Cambridge, Printed at the University Press, 1911.


Large 4to. 126 p., with 22 illustrated plates, each one protected by a tissue guard, including frontispiece. “Presented by the master and fellows to Mr J. G. Matthews in commemoration of the fourhundredth anniversary of the College of St John the Evangelist”. Green coated cloth, gilt front cover and spine. Light rubbing and wear to binding’s extremities. Printed on tick paper, leaves with deckled edges. A near fine copy.




REYNARDSON, C. T. S. Birch. Down the Road or Reminiscences of a Gentleman Coachman

London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1875.


8vo. xxi, (3), 224 p., with 12 fine colour plates (lithographs), including frontispiece. A beautiful straight-grain morocco gilt binding. Spine in 6 compartments, richly decorated. Marbled endpapers. A near fine copy, only very negligible little scratches along cover edges and hinges.


LOCKE, John. The Works of John Locke Esq; In Three Volumes

London, Printed for John Churchill, 1714.


Folio. 3 vols, pp. (8), xxviii, 575 (1), (16), with detached engraved plate of Locke’s epitaph (in Latin) at the beginning, but lacking original frontispiece portrait by George Vertue, dated 1713 (two similar though later engraved portraits are inserted); title page, 671 (1), (16); title page, (8), 668, (16). Part of vol. 2 contains ornaments used by William Bowyer. Titles within double-fillet borders, woodcut head-, tail-pieces (mainly fretwork) and floriated initials. Title pages soiled, text clean, crisp and fresh throughout. bookplate of Canon G. G. Walker glued to front pastedowns. Bound in later half sheep and buckram over boards, black morocco label with faded gilt lettering to spines. Some Rubbing and wear to corners and spines. Tender hinges. A good copy lacking the original portrait of the author.

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ACKERMAN, Rudolph (Publisher). A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes, containing a Description of the most romantic scenery of Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Lancashire, with Accounts of Ancient and modern manners and customs, and elucidations of The History and Antiquities of that part of the country, &c. &c. Illustrated with forty-eight coloured views, drawn by Messrs. T. H. Fielding, and J. Walton, during a two years residence among the Lakes.

London, printed for R. Ackermann 1821.


4to (21×25,5cm), pp. vi [ii] 288 plus 48 coloured plates of landscapes. Title-page with coloured landscape vignette. Light browning. Bound in red half-morocco gilt and cloth boards, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, rubbed, original red morocco gilt spine with title relaid. a.e.g.

Brunet II 1248 (stating the edition carries no date). Graesse II 577 (dating it to 1822).

PYNE, William H.

PYNE, William Henry. The History of the Royal Residences of Windsor Castle, St. James’s Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore.

London, A. Dry, 1819.


Large 40to (it appears as a folio), three vols., pp. 585. Illustrated with 100 highly finished and hand-coloured engravings, and facsimiles of original drawings. Bound in half calf, with gilt lettering and decorative detail.

All aspects of the Royal residences are described in this work, from the kitchen and general running of the household to individual items of furniture. The work culminates with an alphabetical list of portraits in the Royal Collections described in the book and a list of plates. Pyne provided the text and the drawings were supplied by eminent artists such as Nash, Pugin, MacKenzie amongst others. Though the work had some success, it involved Pyne in serious financial difficulties, and he was on more than one occasion confined for debt in the King’s Bench prison. [DNB] [Abbey 396]