London: J. Richardson, 1803. With a Variety of Curious and Entertaining Illustrations. 140 pages, alphabetically arranged throughout. 12mo, original printed gray flexible boards (one stain on cover, small chip on spine); untrimmed edges. London: J. Richardson, 1803. First Edition. A nice clean copy of a very scarce book, but LACKING the 6 folding plates. "Contemporary expressions, with scholarly etymological 'notes and quotes' which ramble on delightfully." -- Burke, p. 134.
London: W. J. Richardson, 1803. With a variety of Curious and Entertaining Illustrations (LACKING). 140 pages, WITH 3 other titles listed below. Slim 12mo, full brown polished calf, ornately gilt spine, rubricated edges; inner hinges strengthened. London: W.J. Richardson, 1803. First Edition. A nice clean copy of a very scarce book. Specimens of the Yorkshire Dialect...Likewise A Glossary...to Which is Added Ducks and Green Peas; or the Newcastle Rider also The Newcastle Apothecary. 24 pages. Knaresbrough: Langdale, 1844. Fifth Edition...
Witebergae: Johannis Cratonis, 1589. Woodcut title page vignette, illustrating the 25th psalm. 860pp., small folio, old vellum, very ornately blind-stamped with pictorial device and decorative border (some staining & darkening). Witebergae: Johannis Cratonis, 1589. Rare second edition, the first being 1568, expanded to folio size, of this important Hebrew dictionary. The first 4 pages are ragged at the edges, with no loss of text, but the remaining text is remarkably clean, and the whole book very sturdy.
Paris: Bueque & Frapsauce, 1929. Preface de M. La Claviere. Profusely illustrated with 3000 small black & white hallmarks. 342pp., unopened. Short 4to, original stiff grey patterned wrappers, gilt lettering, spine has been repaired, interior is fine and has never been read. Paris: F. de Nobele, 1929. First Edition. Scarce.
Baltimore: F. Lucas. The text is interspersed with blank sheets of colored paper, possibly for owner's notations or where plates were to have been inserted (clearly nothing has been removed). Small 4to, contemporary 3/4 leather (edges well-rubbed but sound; some light foxing). Baltimore: F. Lucas, no date . Errata slip for second edition is laid-in and with a very neat owner's inscription dated 1830. A charming dictionary of flowers as mentioned in poetry and literature of the past.
Paris: Emery, 1722. Frontispiece + 85 beautiful copper engraved plates and 7 copper engraved folding maps. 2 volumes, thick folio, rubricated title, text in double column, full calf, (leather rubbed, dry, and getting a bit powdery, heads and feet of spines repaired). Paris: Emery, Emery, Saugrain & Pieree Martin, 1772. First Edition. Internally a very clean tight copy.
London: John Murray, 1813. 1003pp., double columned. 8vo, 3/4 leather over marbled boards; scattered foxing, sometimes heavy, covers worn but sound, ownership signatures on title page, and a few others, small tear in margin of first page of preface. London: John Murray, 1813. Second edition. A very good copy.