British History

Joseph Hume MP (1777-1855) Radical Politician. Two important letters.

Joseph Hume MP letter

Hume, Joseph

Two unpublished letters

Joseph Hume (1777-1855) Scottish doctor and Radical MP.  One of the leading figures in British political life and an MP for over 25 years.  A constant thorn in the side of any government, a wealthy entrepreneur yet a tireless worker for the well being of the labouring man.
  The letter give a vivid picture of the man; determined, requiring quick action and passionately attached to the radical cause.  A number of names mentioned in the text would merit further research and throw fresh light on Hume’s social circle.

Price: £80.00

Harleian Miscellany: A wonderful collection of British tracts, partly edited by Dr. Johnson

The Harleian Miscellany; for sale

The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection Of Scarce, Curious And Entertaining Tracts…Found In The Late Earl Of Oxford’s Library.

London, T. Osbourn, 1744-45.

8 volumes. 4to (25x19cm).

Two library bookplates in the front of each volume. The books rather dusty on the top, which effects the top margins of some pages.

Price: £285.00

Memoirs of Edmund Ludlow Esq. British Civil War

Ludlow Memoirs, 1751, for sale

Ludlow, Edmund

Memoirs of Edmund Ludlow Esq.; Lieutenant-General of Horse…

London, A. Millar etc., 1751

Folio (31x20cm), portrait frontispiece + xii +502 + 18 + pages + index.

Generally a clean, crisp copy internally, with a little browning and light marking to some pages. A brown mark on the back of the portrait and a narrow brown mark at the edge of the title page (approximately 3 millimetres wide and 8cm long).

Price: £180.00

Robert Cecil, Later Lord Salisbury and Prime Minister. Inscription.

Signatue of Prime Minister, Lord Salisbury

The Debate Upon the Corn Laws, Volume 2.

Office of the Society for the Protection of Agriculture and British Industry. No date, circa 1846.

Price: £135.00

Folio Engraved Portraits, Published in 1821

Portrait of Sir Francis Bacon

Lodge, Edmund

Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain Volume II

London, Lackington, Hughes etc, 1821

Folio (42x27cm), 41 full page engravings, each with accompanying text (varying from four to ten pages for each subject).

The subjects of the engravings include: Francis Bacon, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Releigh and Sir Thomas Bodley.

Price: £175.00

Biographia Britannica, 2nd Editon, All Published

Biographia Britania, 1778

Kippis, Andrew and Towers, Joseph editors

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.

Price: £695.00

The Trial of Dr. Henry Sacheverell, 1710... an earth-shaking event in British politics and religious affairs

Trial of Sacheverell, 1710

The Trial of Dr. Henry Sacheverell…Published by Order of the House of Peers

London, Jacob Tonson, 1710. 8vo. (19.5 x 12 cm), 465 pages. Bound with The Bishop of Salisbury’s and the Bishop of Oxford’s Speeches… On the…Impeachment of Dr. Henry Sacheverell…

Price: £65.00

The Secret and True History of the Church of Scotland, from the Restoration to the Year 1678.

The Secret and True History of the Church of Scotland, from the Restoration to t

Kirkton, Rev. Jame

The Secret and True History of the Church of Scotland, from the Restoration to the Year 1678.…

Edinburgh, for Longman, Hurst etc London and John Ballantyne Edinburgh, 1817.

Price: £75.00

History of the University of Oxford in the Nineteenth Century

History of the University of Oxford in the Nineteenth Century, for sale

Brock, M.G. and Curthoys, M.C. editors

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.

Price: £85.00

The Merrie Days of England, 1859, beautiful Victorian gift book illustrated by Birket Foster etc.

Merrie Englandm Birket Foster

Edward McDermott

The Merrie Days of England, Sketches of Olden Time

Published in  London by William Kent & Co., 1859
With 20 full page illustrations by Birket Foster, Joseph Nash and others.

Price: £48.00