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21 SHERMAN, Francis. DE MILLE, Alban Bertram]. Matins. First Edition.
Copeland and Day, Boston, 1896, 
SHERMAN, Francis. Matins. Boston : Copeland and Day, (1896). First Printing. Pp. (20),1-58,(14). Small 8vo, decorated green cloth with gilt lettering to both boards and spine. Laugher, p. 528, Watters p.181, Rhodenizer p.906.Francis Joseph Sherman, b. February 3, 1871, Fredericton, New Brunswick; d . June 15, 1926, Atlantic City, New Jersey, a poet, and friend of Charles G.D. Roberts and Bliss Carman. This, his first volume of poems, is a collection of sonnets and ballads, described by Carman as being "the most notable first volume of verse of the past year", and "a work of considerable significance" by Roberts. Includes the following poems: "At the Gate", "A Life", "At Matins", "Ave", "The Foreigner", "Cadences", "Easter-Song", "The Rain","A Memory", "Among the Hills", "To Summer", "The Path", "The Last Flower", "After Harvest", "Heat in September", "On the Hillside", "Summer Dying", " A Nvoember Vigil", "Nunc Dimittis", "Between the Battles", "The Quiet Valley", "The Kingfisher", "The Conqueror", "The King's Hostel", "Between the Winter and the Spring", "The Mother", "The Window of Dreams", "The Relief of Wet Willows", "The Builder", and "Te Deum Laudamus". Some lightmarginal spotting and a couple of smudges, else very good. Ex-libris A.B. de Mille [Alban Bertram de Mille, son of the novelist James de Mille (23 August 1833 – 28 January 1880)], with acquisition note, and de Mille's "Halifax Herald" review pasted to front pastedown and flyleaf (written while he was at King's College, Windsor, NS, at the age of 23). 90.00

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Practical Tunnelling;  Explaining in Detail the Setting Out of the Works; Shaft Sinking and Heading Driving; Ranging the Lines and Levelling Under Ground; Sub-Excavating, Timbering, and the Construction of the Brickwork of Tunnels;  Second Edition Revised, SIMMS, Frederick Walter HASKOLL, W. Davis
22 SIMMS, Frederick Walter HASKOLL, W. Davis Practical Tunnelling; Explaining in Detail the Setting Out of the Works; Shaft Sinking and Heading Driving; Ranging the Lines and Levelling Under Ground; Sub-Excavating, Timbering, and the Construction of the Brickwork of Tunnels; Second Edition Revised
Lockwood & Co., London, 1860, 1860 
SIMMS, Frederick Walter. Practical Tunnelling; Explaining in Detail the Setting Out of the Works; Shaft Sinking and Heading Driving; Ranging the Linesand Levelling Under Ground; Sub-Excavating, Timbering, and the Construction of the Brickwork of Tunnels; with the Amount of Labour Required For, and the Cost of the Various Portions Of, the Work; as Exemplified by the Particulars of Blechingsley and Saltwood Tunnels. Second Edition, Revised, with Additional Plates, by W. Davis Haskoll. London : Lockwood & Co., 1860. Pp (4),[1]-189,(3), frontispiece + 16 large folding plates at rear. Large 8vo, rebound in modern green cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Contents :

I. Geological Features of the South-Eastern Railway - General Account of Blechingley and Saltwood Tunnels, Their Cost, Etc.

II. Description of the Observatory - The Transit Instrument, and Method of Fixing and Adjusting.

III. Setting Out the Shafts - Ranging the Line Both Above and Under Ground - Taking the Levels, and Establishing Bench-Marks or Points of Reference - Etc.

IV. Shaft Sinking.

V. Shaft Sinking, Continued.

VI. Shaft Sinking, Concluded.

VII. Driving the Headings; and Experiments Upon Horse Power.

VIII. Form and Dimensions of Blechingley and Saltwood Tunnels - Description of the Skips, Etc.and the Horse-Gins Employed in the Construction of the Works.

IX. Construction of the Tunnels.

X. Construction of the Tunnels, Continued.

XI. Construction of the Tunnels, Continued.

XII. Construction of the Tunnel, Concluded.

XIII. Tunnel Entrances - Shaft Towers - and Culvert Through the Tunnel.

XIV. The Centres of Ordinary Construction - and Frazer's Patent Centres.

XV.Cast-Iron Shaft Curbs - Cutting Bricks - Weight of Brickwork - Brickmaking Contract - Etc.
Appendix.

Rebound in modern cloth and with new endpapers, repairs to fore-edge of half-title, title page, and frontispiece, repairs to some edges and folds of plates, minor foxing to margins of some plates, else a very good, solid copy. 600.00



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Biography of General Kotlyarevsky.  First Edition, SOLLOGUB, Vladimir Aleksandrovich. KOTLYAREVSKY, Pyotr Stepanovich).
23 SOLLOGUB, Vladimir Aleksandrovich. KOTLYAREVSKY, Pyotr Stepanovich). Biography of General Kotlyarevsky. First Edition
Typographers of the Chancellery of the Caucasian Governor, Tblisi, 1854, 
SOLLOGUB, Vladimir Aleksandrovich. A Biography of General Kotlyarevsky. Tblisi : Typographers of the Chancellery of the Caucasian Governor, 1854. First Printing. Pp. (4),[5]-219,(1), portrait frontispiece. 8vo, redbound in plain blue cloth spine, grey paper-covered boards, with portion of original cover affixed to front board. Text in Russian. Pyotr Stepanovich Kotlyarevsky, b. June 23, 1782, Olkhovatka, Kharkov, Ukraine; d. November 2, 1852, Feodosia, Ukraine, a hero of the Russo-Persian War. Count Vladimir Alexandrovich Sollogub, b. August 20, 1813, St. Petersburg; d. June 5, 1882, Bad Homburg, Russian essayist and novelist. Faint soiling to upper right corner of final few leaves and to the frontispiece, Russian library stamps to title page, else very good. Scarce. 350.00

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St. Ives: Being The Adventures of a French Prisoner in England. 1st UK no dj, STEVENSON, Robert Louis
24 STEVENSON, Robert Louis St. Ives: Being The Adventures of a French Prisoner in England. 1st UK no dj
Heinemann, 1898, 
STEVENSON, Robert Louis. St. Ives : Being The Adventures of a French Prisoner in England. London : William Heinemann, 1898. First UK Edition. Pp 312. 8vo, dark grey cloth.

Light wear to cloth, bookplate to front endpaper, blindstamp to rear free endpaper, else vg. 125.00

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Wrecker.  1st ed, STEVENSON, Robert Louis Osbourne, Lloyd HOLE, William METCALF, W.L.
25 STEVENSON, Robert Louis Osbourne, Lloyd HOLE, William METCALF, W.L. Wrecker. 1st ed
Cassell & Company Limited, 1892, 1892 
STEVENSON, Robert Louis and Lloyd OSBOURNE. The Wrecker. Illustrated by William Hole and W.L. Metcalf. London : Cassell & Company, Limited, 1892. First Edition. Pp. 427. frontispiece + 11 plates. 8vo, 3/4 blue morocco, marbled boards with gilt trim, raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, with original blue board cloth and spine bound in at rear, t.e.g.

Spine edges rubbed, some shelf wear to bottom edges, corners bumped, else very nice copy. 250.00

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Child's Garden of Verses.  First Edition., STEVENSON, Robert Louis.
26 STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Child's Garden of Verses. First Edition.
Longmans, Green and Co.,, London, 1885, 
STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child’s Garden of Verses. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1885. (Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., Printers, New-street Square, London, as per final leaf). First Edition. Pp. (6),[vii]-x,(2),[3]-101,(3). 8vo, peacock blue cloth with bevelled edges, gilt publishers decorationto front board, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, fore- and bottom-e dges untrimmed; housed in green cloth marble-backed jacket, housed in an elaborate gilt-decorated full brown leather solander case, gilt lettering andfive gilt tooled bands to spine of case.

Prideaux, A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, 14.

Small bump to bottom front fore-corner, else very good in custom solander case. A very nice copy indeed. 4,000.00

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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  First Edition, First Issue, wraps., STEVENSON, Robert Louis.
27 STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. First Edition, First Issue, wraps.
Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1886, 
STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. London : Longmans, Green and Co., 1886. [Date on front cover – 1885 – altered by pen to 1886; Christmas-trade-delayed to Jan 1886]. Pp. (8),[1]-141,(3). Small 8vo, fawn-coloured decorated (in blue) wrapswith red and blue lettering to front cover, blank spine; housed in paper-backed red cloth chemise, full red morocco solander case, gilt lettering andfive raised bands to spine.

Prideaux, A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, 17.

Small bookplate of Frederick Locker (1821–1895, English author and bibliophile) to upper fore-corner inside rear cover.
Front cover detached but present, small chip to head and tail of spine, else very good in custom solander case.
Scarce. 6,000.00



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28 STEWART, George Essays from Reviews
Dawson, Quebec, 1892, 
STEWART, George. Essays from Reviews. Quebec : Dawson & Co., 1892. pp (4),[5]-171,(1). 16mo, brown paper wraps. First series. Watters p.941. Essays onLongfellow, James Russell Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes and Whittier. Pape r spine chipped away, blank Quebec School prize bookplate, binding shaky. 25.00

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Stable Economy. : A Treatise on the Management of Horses in Relation to Stabling, Grooming, Feeding, Watering, and Working. Seventh Edition, STEWART, John
29 STEWART, John Stable Economy. : A Treatise on the Management of Horses in Relation to Stabling, Grooming, Feeding, Watering, and Working. Seventh Edition
1860, 1860 
STEWART, John. Stable Economy : A Treatise on the Management of Horses in Relation to Stabling, Grooming, Feeding, Watering, and Working. Seventh Edition. Edinburgh / London : William Blackwood and Sons, 1860. Pp (2),[iii]-x,(2),[1]-436. Illustrated. Small 8vo, brown pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
With index.

Bookplate of Henry Hamilton Hinshaw, spine faded, front inner hinge crack, else very good. 125.00


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Universal Pronouncing Dictionary, and General Expositor of the English Language : Being a Complete Literary, Classical Scientific, Biographical, Geographical, and Technological Standard, WRIGHT, Thomas. RAPKIN, John
30 WRIGHT, Thomas. RAPKIN, John Universal Pronouncing Dictionary, and General Expositor of the English Language : Being a Complete Literary, Classical Scientific, Biographical, Geographical, and Technological Standard
London Printing and Publishing Company Limited, London, 1850, 
WRIGHT, Thomas. The Universal Pronouncing Dictionary, and General Expositorof the English Language : Being a Complete Literary, Classical Scientific, Biographical, Geographical, and Technological Standard; Embodying, in a Condensed and Common-Sense Form, the Signification of all the Terms used in the Langauge, the Derivation of Each Word and Familiar Explanations of the Manner in which it is Pronounced. Compiled by Competent Persons in the Different Branches of Literature and Science, under the direction of Thomas Wright, Esq., M.A., F.S.A., &c. Embellished with Portraits of Celebrated Persons, Views of Places, and a Series of Beautifully Engraved Maps; forming a Complete Atlas of the World. IN FIVE VOLUMES. London and New York: printed and published by the London Printing and Publishing Company, Limited, [n.d. -1850s]. I: Pp. (2),[i]-iv,1-920, portrait frontispiece, engraved title page, + 17 p. of plates and 25 folding maps; II: Pp. (2),[1]-843,(1), frontispiece., + 13 p. of plates, 9 folding maps; III: Pp. (2),[1]-1104, frontispiece., + 14 p. of plates and 17 folding maps; IV: Pp. (2),1-986, port. frontispiece., + 6 p. of plates and 9 folding maps; V: Pp. (2),[1]-962, portrait frontispiece., + 18 p. of plates and 16 folding maps. Illustrated. Maps with some colour territorial outlines. Double column. Large 8vo, half brown calf with pebbled dark brown boards, gilt tooling and four raised bands to each spine, gilt lettered red leather title blocks and green leather volume blocks to spines, all edges specked red.

A magnificent reference dictionary, atlas, and encyclopedia compiled by the prolific nineteenth-century English antiquary, presenting brief biographical sketches on eminent personages, as well as an excellent collection of mid-nineteenth century folding maps.

For information on Wright's life and other works, see Dictionary of National Biography, XXI, 1045-8.

The following maps (done by John Rapkin) are included in this set:

I:
"Western Africa",
"Northern Africa",
"South America",
"North America",
"British America",
"Central America",
"Arabia",
"Asia Minor",
"Asia",
"Islands in the Atlantic",
"Austria",
"Western Australia: Swan River",
"Part of Southern Australia",
"Belgium",
"Brazil",
"British Isles",
"British Possessions in the Mediterranean",
"West Canada",
"East Canada and New Brunswick",
"Cape Colony",
"Ceylon",
"Channel Islands",
"Chili and La Plata",
"Overland Routes to India and China", and
"China and Birmah".

II:
"Denmark",
"Egypt and Arabia Petraea",
"England and Wales",
"Europe",
"Falkland Islands and Patagonia",
"France",
"Germany",
"Ionian Isles and Greece", and
"British Guayana".

III:
"Eastern Hemisphere",
"Western Hemisphere",
"Holland",
"Hungary",
"Northern India",
"Southern India",
"British India",
"West India Islands",
"Northern India",
"Islands of the Indian Ocean",
"Ireland",
"Southern Italy",
"Northern Italy",
"Jamaica",
"Japan and Corea",
"Natal and Kaffraria", and
"Mexico, California and Texas".

IV:
"Nova Scotia and Newfoundland",
"Ancient Palestine",
"Modern Palestine",
"Isthmus of Panama",
"Persia",
"Peru and Bolivia",
"Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse",
"Polynesia, or, Islands in the Pacific Ocean", and
"Prussia".

V:
"Russia in Europe",
"Russia in Asia",
a second "Russia in Europe",
"Spain and Portugal",
"Sweden and Norway",
"Switzerland",
"Syria",
"Part of Russia in Asia and Independent Tartary",
"Thibet, Mongolia, and Mandchouria",
"Turkey in Asia",
"Turkey in Europe",
"United States",
"Van Dieman's Island, or Tasmania",
"Venezuala, New Granada, Equador, and the Guayanas",
"Victoria, or Port Phillip", and
"New South Wales".

Inch-and-a-half split to tail of front outer hinge of volume one, half-inch split to tail of front hinge of volume four, small black spot to front board of volume five, small chip to top edge of rear board of volume five, some light wear to edges and outer hinges, sparse marginal foxing and smudging (more prevalent at start and finish, and in proximity of plates), light rubbing to leather spines, hinge split to map "Islands of the Indian Ocean" (opposite III, 213), otherwise the maps are in excellent shape (save occasional instances of faint spotting).

A lovely set. 8,500.00



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31 YEATS, William Butler, ed. BLAKE, William. Muses' Library. Poems of William Blake. Muses' Library edition.
Lawrence & Bullen / Charles Scribner's Sons, London / New York, 1893, 
BLAKE, William. The Poems of William Blake. Edited by W.B. Yeats. London / New York : Lawrence & Bullen / Charles Scribner's Sons, 1893. First thus printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-liii,(1),[1]-251,(1), portrait frontispiece. Small 8vo, blue cloth with elaborate gilt decoration to front board and spine, blue lettered gilt title block to spine, top edge gilt. A volume in The Muses' Library. Wade, A Bibliography of the Writings of W.B. Yeats, 219. Name inkedto flyleaf, else a very good, bright, tidy copy. 150.00

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