Biographia Britannica: Or, The Lives Of The Most Eminent Persons Who Have Flourished In Great Britain and Ireland…
London, W. and A. Strahan for C. Bathurst etc. etc.
2nd Edition, five volumes (all printed).
Folio (37x25cm) 5 volumes: Volume 1 (1778) prelims. (but the Table of Lives for Vol. 1 bound in Volume 2) + 697 pages. Volume 2 (1780) prelims + 708 pages. Volume 3 (1784) 702 pages. Volume 4 (1789) prelims + 664 pages ( with Table etc. bound at the back, instead of with the preliminary leaves). Volume 5 (1793) prelims. + 710 pages.
The New York edition, Volume 10: The Spoils of Poynton, The London Life, The Chaperon.
London, MacMillan and Co., 1913
8vo. (21x14cm), xxvi + 500 pages. Frontispiece from a photograph by Alvin Langdon Coburn. Generally a good clean copy, with very slight browning to the pages, the endpapers a little more browned. The edges of the pages untrimmed, and somewhat rough and browned when the book is closed. A few leaves short in the blank margin.
Catalogue of Books of World Wide Interest from Remainder Centre Ltd.
Remainder Centre Ltd. London, 1943
The date is not stated on the catalogue. A book advertised on the back cover is ’Published pre-war’ and inside the front cover this catalogue is numbered 1/43.
This is a fascinating insight into the history of the distribution of remaindered books. The catalogue, which I have never seen before, states specifically that it is for retail customers, and a loose order form is enclosed at the front.
A General Catalogue of Books, Offered At To The Public At The Affixed Prices By Bernard Quaritch
London, Bernard Quaritch, 1880
22 x 14.5 cm, 2,395 pages. The Sion Library copy, with a single ink stamp applied to the back of the title page. Clean internally, but the back cover detached and with it the last few pages, a couple of pages before these rather loose. Two gatherings standing rather proud when the book is closed. The binding of this extremely thick book (about 16cm) is rather dry and tight, so that the book +requires careful handling.
The History of the University of Oxford. Volume VI Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 1.
Oxford, University Press, 1977
1st edition. ( 23.5 x 15 cm), xxxviii + 806 pages, illustrations reproduced from photographs. A good copy with slight signs of use: a small crease at the edge of the front endpaper, a few other pages with slight creasing. When the book is close the top edge slightly dusty and the bottom edge has a mark from contact with the shelf.