Old Books For Sale

Old Books with Heath Engravings for sale

I have a number of duplicate copies of  books containing engravings by Heath.  If you would like to purchase any of these, please contact me by email jj@jjhc.info

In addition I also have copies for sale of John Heath's books "Heath Engravers Vol 1, 2 & 3".

The diary of Charles Crowe from the Peninsula Campaign of 1812-1814 has been published as 'An Eloquent Solider' , Pen & Sword 2011.

Archive of Letters 1843-1892 relating to Lloyds Insurance London

Other general books for sale


Selections from the Family Papers preserved at Caldwell
In 3 Volumes (First Part, Second Part Vol 1, Second Part Vol 2)
Part the First MCCCCXCVI-MDCCCLIII [1496-1853]
Published in Paisley by Alexander Gardner MDCCCLXXXIII [1883]
Presented to the Maitland Club by William Mure of Caldwell.
There is a list of the members of the Maitland Club including their president the Most Honourable The Marquess of Breadalbane KT. Then the full list of 66 members.
For this series from the Maitland Club it is noted that:
The express object and design shall be to print in a uniform and handsome manner a Series of Works illustrative of the Antiquities, History, Literature, Poetry, Bibliography and Topography of Scotland in former times.
The publication of this 3 volume set was limited to 99 copies. There is a list of the subscribers showing 13 sets on large paper and 86 sets on ordinary paper. This copy is noted as number 38 which was printed for The Rev Dunbar Stewart Halkett MA.
There is a couple of illustrations including a picture of the 'Remains of the Old Palace of Caldwell'. In fact this recently appeared on TV on Channel 4's The Restoration Man with architect George Clarke.
317 pages of transcribed historical documents plus 4 pages showing examples of signatures.
The second volume is 'Part II, Vol I'
MDCCXXXIII   MDCCLXIV [1733-1764]
This has an illustration of Baron Mure opposite the title page.
290 pages of transcribed historical documents.
The third volume is 'art II, Vol II'
MDCCLXV   MDCCCXXI [1765-1821]
410 pages of transcribed historical documents.
These are all large volumes and measure 280mm x 225mm x 45mm.  This set is in the original binders boards and is in reasonably good condition. Very rare. Only 99 copies printed. I was not able to find any other original copies for sale. 
£50.


Abraham Lincoln Sa Vie Son Caractere, Son Administration Par Cesar Pascal 1855
Abraham Lincoln Sa Vie Son Caractere, Son Administration Par Cesar Pascal
Paris. Grassart, Libraire Editeur. 3 Rue De La Paix, Et Rue Saint-Arnaud 1855
Abraham Lincoln His Life His Character His Administration. Written in French by Cesar Pascal.
Bound by J Hewetson of Hampstead in brown half leather with marbled paper covered boards.
Inside the front cover is the bookplate of Sir Frederick Wills Baronet. The family coat of arms has a lot of symbols on it and a crest at the top of a griffin with an axe.
Sir Frederick Wills, 1st Baronet (22 November 1838 to 18 February 1909) was a businessman in the United Kingdom. He was a director of W. D. & H. O. Wills, which later merged into the Imperial Tobacco Company. He was also Liberal Unionist Member of Parliament (MP) for Bristol North from 1900 to 1906. He was made a Baronet in 1897, of Northmoor in the County of Somerset. He married Annie, daughter of Reverend James Hamilton, in 1867. He died in February 1909, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Gilbert, who was created Baron Dulverton in 1929. Annie, Lady Wills, died in 1910.
His children were Arthur James Hamilton Wills, Edith Annie Hamilton Wills, Margaret Hamilton Wills, Gilbert Alan Hamilton Wills, Kathleen Mary C. Hamilton Wills, Frederick Noel Hamilton Wills.
The book has 232 pages.  174mm x 120mm x 18mm.
This book seems to be very rare. There are lots of modern reprints for sale on the internet but I was not able to find any original copies for sale anywhere.
£50



Works of Alexander Pope 1770 William Warburton, Bathurst Strahan Rivington
Volume 1 only of a 6 volume set (volumes 2,3,4,5&6 are missing)
The Works of Alexander Pope Esq
With his last corrections, additions and improvements together with all his notes as they were delivered to the Editor a little before his death:
Printed verbatium from the Octavo Edition of Mr Warburton.
London, Printed for C Bathurst, W Strahan, J and F Rivington, R Baldwin, W Johnston, T Caslon, T Longman, B Law, Johnson and Davenport, T Davies, T Cadell and W and J Richardson.  MDCCLXX 1770
In original condition but showing its age. Bound in brown leather. Both front and back board are present the but the front board is detached. The book itself is split into two in the middle. Spine is present with gold writing 'Pope's Works' but badly cracked and bits of leather missing top and bottom. Needs rebinding.
Inside the front cover is marbled paper and the bookplate showing the family coat of arms of Kirkham. But it is difficult to know which Kirkham as part of the bookplate has been cut away before it was pasted into the book. Presumably the Kirkham who did this was the son of a previous Kirkham and so cut away the rest of the original Kirham's name. Quite curious. The moto is 'Spero Sed Timeo'. The owner may have been Scottish. The coat of arms has lion as a crest at the top and then a further lion in the middle.
At the top of the first page is an inscription 'Edgar Needham' who presumably was an early owner if not the first owner.
Opposite the title page is an engraving of Pope.
6 further engravings (7 engravings in total).
317 pages.  180mm x 115mm x 30mm. 
£25.




The Stolen Boy, An Indian Tale by Mrs Barbara Hofland (1770-1844)
This copy is assumed to have been published in 1829 and as such is the first edition of it in the 'more finished state' following on from the initial publication in the Juvenile Souvenir for 1828. This book is extremely rare. I have seen two other copies for sale on abebooks for £534 and £1,225 (both appear to be later copies).
Later editions are known but have 'New Edition' printed on the title page. This copy does not have 'New Edition' printed on the title page. The adverts in the back have 1829.
This is a children's novel written around the captivity of Manuel Perez among the Comanche Indians in Texas (United States of America). The facts were communicated to Mrs Hofland by Mr. Parker, who resided at Nachitoches (Louisiana) at the period of the boy's return.
Thomas Winthrop Streeter (1885-1965 in the introduction to his bibliography of Texas points out this work as especially desirable: 'What are known as Indian Captivities have a fascination for many, especially if they are fact rather than fiction. There are eleven entries here for Mrs. Hofland's The Stolen Boy. A Story, Founded on Facts.' This fairly conventional children's novel recounts the story of Manuel's three years in Comanche captivity after his kidnapping from his parent's home near San Antonio, Texas. It ends when Manuel escapes to Natchitoches and is finally reunited with his parents in Savannah, Georgia, on his twelfth birthday. Native Americans are portrayed somewhat complexly, first through the eyes of white adults, then through the eyes of Manuel the child, and finally through their own eyes. Depending on which point of view is employed, they are depicted as mostly savages, as humans with contradictory characteristics, or as noble savages. Some of the details in the story are unusual or striking. John James Audubon, for example, makes a literal walk-on appearance in the Red River country when Manuel spots him from afar seeking bird specimens in the woods. The novel also contains what is an early, if not the earliest, depiction in Western fiction of a Native American baby with colic (pp. 28-30), which Manuel cures with a few peppermint candies.
Later editions are known but have 'New Edition' printed on the title page. This copy does not have 'New Edition' printed on the title page.
The book has marbled boards and half leather. Both covers are still attached but only just. Most of the leather on the spine is still present but a large piece is missing from the bottom. If it was rebound it could be made to look quite good. The book's dimensions are 148mm x 95mm x 17mm, 140gm.
Inside the front cover is a family inscription which reads as follows:
To Charles William Bell on his sixth birthday from his affectionate friend Anne Stobart.
Below this is an earlier inscription as follows:
A B Stobart from her affectionate Brother H Stobart 1833.
There is a later modern card placed inside the book which reads:
The Stobarts were a Durham family, so were the Morrisons? & the Bells. A later Hugh Stobart was a friend of Claude William Hedley Morrison Bell. (Woa's (Mrs George Richard's son) Harriet Arden Whitebread's father was game keeper to the Stobarts at the time at Marske? She used to talk about Master Ralfe (Ralph Stobart).
I assume that this Charles William Bell was related to William Bell of Ford Hall. This book came with other books with the William Bell bookplate. William Bell of Ford Hall was born on 11 April 1779. He was the son of William Bell and Jane Kirsopp. He married Mary Wilhelmina Morrison on 20 May 1828. He was Justice of the Peace (J.P.) Sunderland. He was Paymaster Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert in 1843. He died on 16 December 1856 at age 77.
The first title page reads as follows:
THE STOLEN BOY. AN INDIAN TALE
BY MRS. HOFLAND,
AUTHOR OF
THE CLERGYMAN'S WIDOW; MERCHANT'S WIDOW; SISTERS; GOOD GRANDMOTHER; AFFECTIONATE BROTHERS; PANORAMA OF EUROPE; DAUGHTER-IN-LAW; BARBADOES GIRL; BLIND FARMER; YOUNG CRUSOE; YOUNG NORTHERN TRAVELLER; &c., &c.
London: Printed for A. K. Newman and Co
Opposite there is an engraving of Indians throwing tomahawks or hatchets at the young boy Manuel who is tied to a tree. The picture drawn by E Burney and engraved on steel by S Springscroft. The title is 'Until the eleventh struck into the calf of his leg Page 57'.
The second title page reads as follows:
THE STOLEN BOY.
A STORY, FOUNDED ON FACTS.
BY MRS. HOFLAND,
AUTHOR OF
THE CLERGYMAN'S WIDOW; THE SISTERS; BLIND FARMER; BARBADOES GIRL; PANORAMA OF EUROPE; YOUNG CRUSOE; YOUNG NORTHERN TRAVELLER; GOOD GRANDMOTHER; AFFECTIONATE BROTHERS; DAUGHTER-IN-LAW; MERCHANT'S WIDOW; &c., &c.
There might you have beheld one joy crown another so, and in such a manner, that it seemed sorrow wept to take leave of them, for their joy waded in tears. Shakespeare.
London: Printed for A. K. Newman and Co
There is then a page as follows:
TO THE READER.
The following Story, in its principal incidents, was published in the Juvenile Souvenir for 1828; but being necessarily curtailed so much as to exclude that development of mind in the subject of the tale, and those affecting circumstances which give deep interest to his long and extraordinary escape, it is now offered to the youthful public in a more finished state.
It is perhaps necessary to repeat, that the Story of the Stolen Boy is founded on facts, which were communicated to the writer by Mr. Parker, a gentleman now in this country, but who resided at Nachitoches at the period of the boy's return, where the circumstance created considerable sensation
The next page is missing but it would have continued with the last line as follows:
among all classes of the community who became acquainted with the extraordinary escape of the boy.
After that the book starts with the story on page 1 and continues to the end on page 168.
At the back there are two pages of adverts listing other new publications for the instruction and amusement of Youth. Sold by A K Newman and Co, London. In this list of publications there are a number with dates and the most modern date is 1829 so we can assume that this book was printed in 1829.
£300



Two volumes of works by Rev HH Milman. The Fall of Jerusalem and The Martyr of Antioch.
Both with the same binding and with the armorial bookplate of Richard Shuttleworth Streatfeild (1805-1851).
The Fall of Jerusalem, A Dramatic Poem.
By the Rev H. H. Milman. Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford.
New Edition. London. John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1822.
Printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars.
Full leather binding with 6 compartments on the spine. Marbled paper on the inside of the covers. This would in its time have been a very high quality binding but is now showing its age. The back cover is still attached but the front cover is detached. There are bits of leather missing from the top and bottom of the spine. The pages themselves inside are relatively clean. This book could look brilliant if it was rebound.
The book measures 219mm x 141mm x 20mm, approx 500gm.
Bookplate inside the cover of Richard Shuttleworth Streatfield. The family coat of arms has the crest of a gantlet at the top holding a flag pole. Three circles underneath and the motto DATA FATA SEQUUTUS. There is the shelf number 'H2' in pencil.
The Martyr of Antioch, A Dramatic Poem.
By the Rev H. H. Milman. Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford.
London. John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1822.
Printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars.
Full leather binding with 6 compartments on the spine. Marbled paper on the inside of the covers. This would in its time have been a very high quality binding but is now showing its age. Both front and back covers are attached. There are bits of leather missing from the top and bottom of the spine. The pages themselves inside are relatively clean. This book could look brilliant if it was rebound.
The book measures 219mm x 141mm x 20mm, approx 500gm.
Bookplate inside the cover of Richard Shuttleworth Streatfield. The family coat of arms has the crest of a gantlet at the top holding a flag pole. Three circles underneath and the motto DATA FATA SEQUUTUS. There is the shelf number 'H2' in pencil.
Information about the bookplate
Richard Shuttleworth Streatfeild of the Rocks, Uckfield Sussex.
Born 4 JUN 1805 and died 5 FEB 1851
His father was Richard Thomas Streatfeild b. 23 Dec 1759, d. 26 Aug 1813
His mother was Anne Shuttleworth b. 1770, d. 6 Jul 1848
Richard Shuttleworth Streatfeild was born on 4 JUN 1805 at Uckfield, Sussex.
He married Charlotte Anne Brown on 11 JUN 1833 at Leeds, Yorkshire.
Richard Shuttleworth Streatfeild died on 5 FEB 1851 at The Rocks, Uckfield, Sussex, aged 45.3
He was buried on 12 FEB 1851 at Holy Cross, Uckfield, Sussex.
He and Charlotte Anne Brown lived at Rocks House, Uckfield, Sussex, together with Anne Charlotte Streatfeild and Marian Gertrude Streatfeild.
Richard Shuttleworth Streatfeild left a will on 14 JUN 1865; proved by Lt. Richard James Streatfeild, 5th Dragoon Guards.
His children were:
Anne Charlotte Streatfeild b. 1836, d. 12 Mar 1882.
Marian Gertrude Streatfeild b. Jul 1840, d. 8 Feb 1890.
Richard James Streatfeild b. 26 Feb 1844, d. 30 Jul 1931.
£25




Art of Love, Ovid. History of Love, Charles Hopkins. 1782 Caslon
Ovid's Art of Love in three books together with his Remedy of Love translated into English Verse by Dryden, Congreve, and others. To which are added The Court of Love, A Tale from Chaucer: And The History of Love [by Charles Hopkins]. London. Printed for T Caslon and W. Daveshill. MDCCLXXXII [1782].
Small book 158mm x 100mm x 23mm. Weighs approx 175gm. Binding looks original. Full brown leather binding with 6 sections on the spine, missing a piece of the leather at the very top. No illustrations. Maybe missing a page opposite the title page but if so it would appear that this was probably just a blank page. 263 pages.
Art of Love by Ovid: Pages 9 to 115.
Remedy of Love by Ovid: Pages 135 to 163
Art of Beauty by Ovid: Pages 179 to 182.
Court of Love a Tale from Chaucer by Mr Maynwaring: Pages 185 to 194
History of Love. To her Grace the Dutchess of Grafton by Charles Hopkins: Pages 202 to 263.
Inside the front cover is the bookplate of William Bell printed by Robson and Sons. The family coat of arms has three bells and one bird. The moto in Latin is Perseverantia. This bookplate appears to be of the same period as the book. I assume that this was William Bell of Ford Hall. He was born on 11 April 1779. He was the son of William Bell and Jane Kirsopp. He married Mary Wilhelmina Morrison on 20 May 1828. He was Justice of the Peace (J.P.) Sunderland. He was Paymaster Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert in 1843. He died on 16 December 1856 at age 77.
Considering its age this book is in relatively good condition.
It should be noted that while works by Ovid and Chaucer are well known, works by Charles Hopkins are very rare. Information about him from Wikipedia is as follows:
Charles Hopkins (1664?-1700?) was an Anglo-Irish poet and dramatist. He was the elder son of Ezekiel Hopkins, bishop of Derry, he was born about 1664 at Exeter and was taken early to Ireland. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and then at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. 1688. Returning to Ireland Hopkins engaged in military service. He subsequently settled in England, and gained some reputation as a writer of poems and plays. Giles Jacob in the Poetical Register says that he might have made a fortune in any scene of life, but was unmotivated. His death aged 35, about the beginning of 1700, was put down to a debauched lifestyle.
John Dryden, in a letter to Mrs. Steward (7 November 1699), described Hopkins as "a poet who writes good verses without knowing how or why; I mean, he writes naturally well, without art or learning or good sense."
Charles Hopkins wrote:
Epistolary Poems; on several Occasions: With several of the Choicest Stories of Ovid's Metamorphoses and Tibullus's Elegies, London, 1694, dedicated to Anthony Hammond. One of the epistles is addressed to the Earl of Dorset; another to Walter Moyle.
The History of Love. A Poem: in a letter to a Lady, London, 1695, dedicated to Isabella FitzRoy, Duchess of Grafton; translations from Ovid's Metamorphoses and Heroides.
The Art of Love: In two Books dedicated to the ladies, London, a paraphrase of portions of Ovid's Ars Amatoria.
Whitehall; or the Court of England: A Poem, Dublin, 1698, dedicated to the Duchess of Ormonde; reprinted in Dryden's Miscellany Poems under the title of The Court Prospect.
Charles Hopkins was also the author of three tragedies, performed at Lincoln's Inn Fields:
Pyrrhus, King of Epirus, 1695, to which William Congreve contributed a prologue.
Boadicea, Queen of Britain, 1697.
Friendship Improved, or the Female Warrior.
Before 'Friendship Improved' there is a dedicatory epistle, written from Londonderry (to Edward Coke of Norfolk), in which the author refers to his failing health: "My Muse is confined at present to a weak and sickly tenement; and the winter season will go near to overbear her, together with her household." In John Nichols's Collection of Poems are preserved some verses written by Hopkins "about an hour before his death".
£50.



Color Problems. A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color. By Emily Noyes Vanderpoel.
Originally published 1902, this copy printed 1903.
Color Problems. A practical manual for the lay student of color. By Emily Noyes Vanderpoel. With one hundred and seventeen colored plates. Published by Longman's Green and Co, 91 and 93 Fifth Avenue, New York, London and Bombay 1903. Copyright by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel. First edition January 1902, Reprinted January 1903.
Illustrated with 117 plates printed in colours, each bound on a stub. 8vo, 23mm x 153mm x 50mm, 137 pages and then a further 117 plates (CXVII). Bound in original green cloth, hardcover. First Edition, second printing of a magnificent and little known masterpiece of American book-making. Vanderpoel was a New York artist, author, and collector of oriental art objects. Color Problems was intended as a manual for all those (decorators, designers, lithographers, etc.) requiring a fuller understanding of colour theory. She refers to Chevreul, Bezold, Rood, Church, and others as having written more technical treatises or artist's manuals. The text focuses on colour contrasts and harmonies. The 117 plates printed in colour are especially notable. Includes an appendix of definitions and terms and an interesting bibliography of fifty titles in several languages. There is an envelope pocket inside the rear cover but this is empty. I understand that this would originally have had a mask in it.
£500.

 

A New Biographical Dictionary :
Containing a Brief Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons and Remarkable Characters in Every Age and Nation.
By Stephen Jones
London. Printed for G G and J Robinson, J Wallis, J Scatcherd, E Newbery
1796
Small pocket size. 130mm x 90mm x 29mm.
£15

 

A Select Collection of Ancient and Modern EPITAPHS and Inscriptions
 to which are added some on the decease of eminent personages. Collected by Thomas Caldwall. London. Printed for and sold by the compiler, Bevis Marks, Saint Mary Axe. Also by Robinsons etc, MDCCXCVI [1796]
Believed to be the first edition.
416 printed pages. 178mm x 115mm x 28mm
Boards are cracked on the edges but are still attached
This is a very rare book.
£50

Aelianide Varia Historia 1560. Very old Latin History Book
Ælianide Varia Historia
Libri XIIII
NVNC PRIMVM ET LATINITATE DONATI ET
In lucem editi,
IVSTO VVLTEIO VVET
terano interprete.
ITEM,
De Politiis, siue Rerumpublicarum deseriptiones, ex Heraclide, eodem interprete
INMEMORS, IN ME VITA  PARISIIS
Apud Hieronymum de Marnef, sub Pelicano, monte D. Hilary 1560
Seems to translate from Latin to English something like as follows:
Ælianide
History
Book 14
NVNC The first in Latin gifts and
In the light of history,
Ivsti VVLTEIO VVET
Teranei interpreter.
Also,
The government, whether republics description of Heraclides, the interpreter
Unmindful of my life in Paris
Hieronymus Marnesius, under the pelicans, the mountain of D. Hilary 1560
On the back page is the following:  VIRTVTIS ET GLORIA COMES INVIDIA 
This little history book is just over 450 years old.  It is still completely original and does not appear to have had any restoration work done on it.  The leather covers have an embossed design which is still easily visible.  The book appears to be complete with all its original pages still present.
119mm x 83mm x 24mm   228 numbered pages
Presumably this book is a Latin translation of the book Varia Historia (Ποικίλη Ἱστορία) originally written by Claudius Aelianus (Greek: Κλαύδιος Αἰλιανός;[1] c. 175 – c. 235),
Claudius Aelianus  is often seen as just Aelian, born at Praeneste, was a Roman author and teacher of rhetoric who flourished under Septimius Severus and probably outlived Elagabalus, who died in 222. He spoke Greek so perfectly that he was called "honey-tongued" (meliglossos); Roman-born, he preferred Greek authors, and wrote in a slightly archaizing Greek himself. 
His two main works were:
De Natura Animalium (Περὶ Ζῴων Ἰδιότητος)
Varia Historia (Ποικίλη Ἱστορία)
£150

 

Francois Le Bossu by Mme La Comtesse De Segur nee Rostopchine 1879
François
Le Bossu
Par Mme La Comtesse De Ségur nee Rostopchine
Ouvrage illustré de 114 vignettes par Emile Bayard
Septième Edition
Paris Libraire Hachette Et Co,
79 Boulevard Saint-Germain
1879
Half leather binding with title on spine in gold lettering. 408 pages.
In the front is a round bookplate with the arms of Charles William Bell.
The family coat of arms has three bells and one bird.
The moto in Latin is Perseverantia
£10

 

Documents relating to the estate of John Edward Hesketh who died in 1877.
He had no children and no brothers or sisters and possibly no 1st cousins. The estate appears to have been claimed by a Mrs Margaret Hesketh a few years later. There is also a letter from a Gilbert William Hesketh who appears to also have put in a claim. A family tree notes John Hesketh’s father to have been another John Hesketh (died 1861) and his parents were John Hesketh and Elizabeth Hesketh. The estate appears to have been administered by John Whittaker.
£15

 

The Works of Abraham Cowley 1680
consisting of those that were formerly printed and those which be Designed for the Press.
Now published out of the Authors Original Copies.
The Sixth Edition.
London,
Printed by J M for Henry Herrington, at the Sign of the Blue Anchor in the Lower Walk of the New Exchange.
1680
Frontispiece portrait of Cowley by William Faithorne. Quite ragged around the edge but otherwise in reasonable condition.
Several works bound together but paginated separately
Contains a hand written index in the front. Then follows An Account of the Life and Writings of Mr. Abraham Cowley [by] T[homas] Sprat pp. [24]; Dedication and Preface pp. [16]; Miscellanies pp. 41; The Mistress, or, Several Copies of Love-Verses pp. 80 [with separate title-page]; Pindarique Odes pp. 70 [with separate title-page]; Davideis pp. 154. [with separate title-page]; Davideidos pp. 23; Verses Written on several occasions. pp.1-42; A Proposition for the Advancement of Experimental Philosophy pp. 43-51; A Discourse.Concerning the Government of Oliver Cromwel [sic]; pp.52-78; Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose. pp.79-148.)
Abraham Cowley (1618 – 1667) was an English poet born in the City of London late in 1618. He was one of the leading English poets of the 17th century, with 14 printings of his Works published between 1668 and 1721.
This book is now over 300 years old and is showing its age. Appears to be complete including a few blank pages in the front and at the back. Both covers detached. Probably good for a restoration project.
£100

 


 

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