William Matthews, Bookseller

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
 
 
 

Antiquarian

Antiquarian

Click on Title to view full description

 
Memoirs of the Mother and Wife of Washington, Conkling (Margaret C.)
41 Conkling (Margaret C.) Memoirs of the Mother and Wife of Washington
NY: C.M. Saxton, Barker & Co./San Francisco: Bancroft, 1860. New Edition, Revised and Enlarged. anticat16 
Original brown blind-stamped cloth, spine designed in gilt. Yellow end papers. Frontispiece portrait. Light shelf wear, a nice clean copy. First published in 1850. 
Price: 45.00 CAD 22.50 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
An ALS dated Dec. 1782, relating to the sending of troops to Jamaica., Conway (Henry Seymour)
42 Conway (Henry Seymour) An ALS dated Dec. 1782, relating to the sending of troops to Jamaica.

ALS in pen on the recto of a bifolium, to an unknown recipient. Written from Little Warwick Street; the date is Dec 21, 1782. Conway suggests that regiments heading for Jamaica should "if possible touch at Barbados". He expresses concern about the accommodation of troops, mentioning the Carolina Garrison. Signed: "H.S. Conway". Titled on the verso of the second leaf: "Dec 21, 1782 / Genl. Conway". Old stains and discoloration, quite severe, several horizontal folds, but intact. Conway had held the post of Commander-In-Chief of the Forces since March of 1782; he would be promoted to Field Marshall in October of 1793. 
Price: 200.00 CAD 100.00 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Chinese Games with Dice. Read Before The Oriental Club of Philadelphia. March 14, 1889., Culin (Stewart)
43 Culin (Stewart) Chinese Games with Dice. Read Before The Oriental Club of Philadelphia. March 14, 1889.
anticat16 
Philadelphia, 1889. Original sewn tan wrappers, front cover lettered in red, back cover designed in red with a dice design. Splitting along the edge of the front wrapper and the spine, a few small marks, small number in red on upper front cover, a clean very good copy otherwise. Several small illustrations, and one full-page plate in black & red. 
Price: 150.00 CAD 75.00 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The French convert : Being a True Relation of the Happy Conversion of a Noble French Lady from the Errors and Superstitions of Popery to the Reformed Religion .... To Which is Added, A brief Account of the severe persecutions of the First Protestants., d'Auborn (A.) [Attributed to John MacGowan]. [published anonymously].
44 d'Auborn (A.) [Attributed to John MacGowan]. [published anonymously]. The French convert : Being a True Relation of the Happy Conversion of a Noble French Lady from the Errors and Superstitions of Popery to the Reformed Religion .... To Which is Added, A brief Account of the severe persecutions of the First Protestants.
anticat16 
[np: USA]: Printed for the Book-Sellers, 1812. 12mo. [108]pp. Original boards, leather spine. Boards chipped at edges, paper entirely missing from outer front board, very good generally. The edge of the title page is chipped partly away, affecting the title and part of the imprint. Shaw & Shoemaker 24654. A popular anti-Catholic tract, first published in 1696. 
Price: 50.00 CAD 25.00 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom., Darwin (Charles)
45 Darwin (Charles) The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom.
NY: Appleton, 1902. 
Original brown cloth, front cover designed in black, spine lettered in gilt. Yellow coated end papers. Old stain to upper corner of book, discoloration to lower back cover, front end paper and first blank creased with some damage; a very good copy otherwise. Later edition; first published in England in 1876, the first American edition appeared from Appleton in 1877. 
Price: 50.00 CAD 25.00 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Hymns and Litanies. Compiled for Sole Use at The Chapel of S. Mary, Star of the Sea, in Wemyss Castle. By Herbert S. Dean (Sacristan and Organist). Privately Printed., Dean (Herbert) -compiler.
46 Dean (Herbert) -compiler. Hymns and Litanies. Compiled for Sole Use at The Chapel of S. Mary, Star of the Sea, in Wemyss Castle. By Herbert S. Dean (Sacristan and Organist). Privately Printed.
Privately printed, 1898. anticat16 
[302]pp. 8vo. Full vellum, heavily designed in gilt on spine and covers. Patterned end papers. All edges gilt. A piece chipped from the upper rear cover, boards bowed somewhat, fore-edges of some leaves wrinkled, otherwise a nice copy. Very uncommon; WorldCat locates a copy at the University of Edinburgh, and COPAC locates another at the Bodleian. There was a large paper edition of 25 copies; this is the regular edition. 
Price: 150.00 CAD 75.00 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Legions humble Address to the Lords. To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal Assembled in Parliament., Defoe (Daniel) and/or Pierce (John). -possible authors.
47 Defoe (Daniel) and/or Pierce (John). -possible authors. Legions humble Address to the Lords. To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal Assembled in Parliament.
anticat16 
[Edinburgh: Printed by John Reid younger, 1704]. First edition. Issued anonymously. A single leaf, once folded to create a 4-page booklet. The paper is badly yellowed, chipped at edges, with some loss to the lower edge, where someone has rebuilt the paper somewhat, and hand-lettered the missing text. One word has been inked out on page 3. Once attributed to Daniel Defoe, however: "There can be no doubt that [Daniel Defoe] was deeply involved in it, in conjunction with ... John Pierce ... the weight of evidence is in favour of Pierce, rather than Defoe, as the actual author."--Furbank and Owens, Defoe de-attributions, 1994. Exceedingly fragile. 
Price: 100.00 CAD 50.00 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Scout's Guide and Field Book., Delavoye (Captain [Alexander Marin])
48 Delavoye (Captain [Alexander Marin]) The Scout's Guide and Field Book.
anticat16 
London: Richardson / Marchant Singer, 1880. First edition. Black calf, front cover lettered in gilt. Marbled end papers. 92 pages, plus some (unused) blank forms and a leaf of ads at the rear. A bit over 5 X 3 inches, opens at the top. The lower black elastic ribbon (for attaching it while consulting?) is intact; indentations on the upper rear cover suggest that there may have been a second attachment, now absent. A few scuffs, but quite a nice copy. A guide to military reconnaissance, and to such things as ammunition, building platforms, Morse code, and a wealth of associated subjects. Delavoye was the author of The Records of the 90th Regiment, (Perthshire Light Infantry), 1880. This book is very scarce. 
Price: 150.00 CAD 75.00 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Pressing Necessity for Increased Docks and Basins at Portsmouth, with some Observations on Mr. Cobden's "Three Panics". A Letter to Lord Palmerston.  [with]  The Pressing Necessity for Increased Docks and Basins at Portsmouth, with some Observations on Mr. Cobden's "Three Panics". A Letter to Lord Palmerston., Denman (Rear-Admiral The Honble. Joseph)
49 Denman (Rear-Admiral The Honble. Joseph) The Pressing Necessity for Increased Docks and Basins at Portsmouth, with some Observations on Mr. Cobden's "Three Panics". A Letter to Lord Palmerston. [with] The Pressing Necessity for Increased Docks and Basins at Portsmouth, with some Observations on Mr. Cobden's "Three Panics". A Letter to Lord Palmerston.
anticat16 
London: James Ridgway, 1862. First edition. 8vo. [34]pp. Disbound. Ownership signature on title, final leaf detached (and not trimmed, so larger than the book); very good // London: James Ridgway, 1863. Third edition. 8vo. 34pp. Disbound. Ownership signature on title, very good. The third edition incorporates some small changes, and adds a "Postscript" on the final page. Cobden's "Three Panics" had to do with the comparative strengths and costs of the British and French Navies. For the two works, the first & third editions together: 
Price: 100.00 CAD 50.00 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Broad Stone of Honour: or The True Sense and Practice of Chivalry. Godefridus., Digby (Kenelm Henry)
50 Digby (Kenelm Henry) The Broad Stone of Honour: or The True Sense and Practice of Chivalry. Godefridus.
London: Edward Lumley, 1844. 
Red cloth stamped in blind, spine and front cover stamped in gilt. Pale yellow coated end papers. Frontispiece, illustrated title page, and one other illustration in the text. Light chipping at spine ends, a bookplate and private library stamp on front end papers, a few spots to cloth, but a bright very good copy. This is the first of three volumes published in this series; it was followed by Volume 2: Tancredus, and Volume 3: Morus. The entire work was first published by Rivington in 1822 as: The Broad Stone of Honour, or Rules for the Gentlemen of England. 
Price: 50.00 CAD 25.00 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
L'Officine ou Repertoire General De Pharmacie Pratique. Quatorzieme Edition. Entierement revue et augmentee par Frederic Wurtz., Dorvault (F.L.M.)
51 Dorvault (F.L.M.) L'Officine ou Repertoire General De Pharmacie Pratique. Quatorzieme Edition. Entierement revue et augmentee par Frederic Wurtz.
anticat16 
Paris: Asselin & Houzeau, 1898. Quatorzieme Edition. 1488 pages. Old quarter calf & marbled boards, front hinge split with some repair, also repair to upper rear hinge & spine, some wear to edges, generally very good. Large folding table at rear, which has wear where it overextends the binding, and some splitting along its folds. Many illustrations throughout the text. First published in 1844, a standard medical reference work which saw upward of 18 editions. 
Price: 75.00 CAD 37.50 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
A Review of Winthrop's Journal, as Edited and Published by the Hon. James Savage, under the title of "The History of New England from 1630 to 1649  ...., Drake (Samuel Gardner) [published anonymously]
52 Drake (Samuel Gardner) [published anonymously] A Review of Winthrop's Journal, as Edited and Published by the Hon. James Savage, under the title of "The History of New England from 1630 to 1649 ....

Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1854. First edition. Disbound, 24pp. Stitch holes along spine, a few creases, very good condition. This copy without the portraits found in some copies; this one has no illustrations, nor any sign that they ever were present. 
Price: 45.00 CAD 22.50 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Last Words of Famous Men and Women., Egbert (Walter R.)
53 Egbert (Walter R.) Last Words of Famous Men and Women.
Norristown, PA.: Herald Printing and Binding Rooms, (1898). 
First edition. Brown & white 2-tone cloth, floral end papers, spine lettered in gilt. Some scuffs to cloth, a few folded page corners and scattered foxing; a very good copy. We take some comfort in the final words of Louis XIV: "I thought that dying had been more difficult". 
Price: 50.00 CAD 25.00 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
52 Erotic & Naughty Illustrations., Erotic Art.
54 Erotic Art. 52 Erotic & Naughty Illustrations.
anticat16 
[np/nd: 1930s?]. Printed photographically on heavy textured paper, measuring 5.5 x 8.25 inches. These are copies of earlier etchings and engravings, many look to be originally from the 18th & early 19 century. Condition is generally fine, a couple have dark coffee stains at margins. Subjects range from quite explicit to merely suggestive. 
Price: 125.00 CAD 62.50 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Art of Losing One's Remove: A Treatise; being A Preparation to the Art Of Pluck; to which is added Fragments from the Trial Papers. By Scriblerus Etonensis [pseudonym]., Eton College.
55 Eton College. The Art of Losing One's Remove: A Treatise; being A Preparation to the Art Of Pluck; to which is added Fragments from the Trial Papers. By Scriblerus Etonensis [pseudonym].
anticat16 
Eton: Ingalton and Son / London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.; and Ollivier Pall Mall, [1845]. First edition. Pale yellow wrappers printed in red, sewn. [24] pages. Some light chipping to edges, and there is a perforation through the front cover and first two leaves, just above the author's name, with some small loss of paper but no loss of text. Otherwise, clean and very good, with some old pencil notes to upper cover and title. Very clever and humorous, concerned with Latin and Greek translation and composition. A note accompanying this book suggests that it is the work of William Johnson Cory, who became assistant master at Eton in 1845; we have been unable to verify this. 
Price: 125.00 CAD 62.50 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
National Ballad and Song. Merry Songs and Ballads Prior to the Year A.D. 1800. Edited by John S. Farmer., Farmer (John S.) - editor.
56 Farmer (John S.) - editor. National Ballad and Song. Merry Songs and Ballads Prior to the Year A.D. 1800. Edited by John S. Farmer.
[London]: Privately Printed for Subscribers Only, 1897. 
Five volumes. Small 4to. Olive boards, vellum paper spines with printed labels in black, outlined in red. Title pages printed in red & black. Light soiling of boards, modest shelf wear to edges, a clean very good set for the most part. Expanded from the earlier work by Farmer: Merry, Facetious, and Witty Songs and Ballads (1895). 
Price: 225.00 CAD 112.50 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Elizabeth de Valois, Queen of Spain, and The Court of Philip II. From Numerous Unpublished Sources, in the Archives of France, Italy, and Spain. In Two Volumes., Freer (Martha Walker)
57 Freer (Martha Walker) Elizabeth de Valois, Queen of Spain, and The Court of Philip II. From Numerous Unpublished Sources, in the Archives of France, Italy, and Spain. In Two Volumes.
anticat16 
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1857. Two volumes. Original red cloth, covers ruled in blind, spines lettered in gilt. Pale yellow coated end papers. Frontispieces in both volumes. Yellowing and discoloration to the margins of the first leaves of Volume II, some modest rubbing to hinges and corners, in general a clean and attractive set in the original cloth. 
Price: 100.00 CAD 50.00 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
A small group of documents & letters from 1899 relating to French Spoliation: the capture of the Sloop Mary in 1798., French Spoliation Claims.
58 French Spoliation Claims. A small group of documents & letters from 1899 relating to French Spoliation: the capture of the Sloop Mary in 1798.

This takes the form of a 4-pg booklet detailing the dispersals of monies by an attorney, John C. Hollister, of New Haven. It has the sum ($34.62) filled in, and is signed by Hollister. Also included is a printed receipt which was to be returned to Hollister, and a 2-page ALS dated Dec. 1st, 1899, from the recipient (Mrs. Maimie E. Miller) to a Mr. Hunt, who had participated in organizing the payments, thanking him (never sent). Also there is an autograph receipt, copying the text of the printed one sent by Hollister. In the original envelope from Hollister, postdated New Haven, July 24, 1899, postage intact. An interesting package, showing how the French Spoliation claims were settled many years later; this one relates to the Sloop Mary, and claims paid to the heirs and next of kin of Frederick Hunt, for "damage sustained by capture of the Sloop Mary by French privateers ...." 
Price: 75.00 CAD 37.50 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Question of Legislative Military Responsibility: A Consideration ...., Gardiner (General Sir Robert, K.C.B.  Royal Artillery)
59 Gardiner (General Sir Robert, K.C.B. Royal Artillery) Question of Legislative Military Responsibility: A Consideration ....
anticat16 
London: Byfield, Hawksworth, 1857. First edition. 8vo. 34pp. Disbound, later sewing along spine. Addresses the question of which arm of government should control the army. Some page numbers in pen throughout, very good condition. 
Price: 45.00 CAD 22.50 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Prince George's Letter to the King. The Lord Churchill's Letter to the King., George (Prince) [consort of Anne, Queen of Great Britain, 1653-1708].
60 George (Prince) [consort of Anne, Queen of Great Britain, 1653-1708]. Prince George's Letter to the King. The Lord Churchill's Letter to the King.
anticat16 
[London? : 1688]. Broadside, a single sheet measuring 7 x 13 inches. Old backing paper along one edge, chipping at edges, very good. Lacking an inch or so from the upper edge, so lacking the first five words of the title: "Prince George's Letter to the". Text begins with "KING" (beginning of the title has been added in pencil). Harvard College Library stamp on the verso, dated 1914; Harvard College Library "Released" stamp on verso as well. Beneath the Harvard stamp is the name "E.L. Gay" in pencil, suggesting that this came from the collection donated by Gay to Harvard. Bibliotheca Lindesiana: Catalogue of English Broadsides 1505 - 1897, item 455, saying: "The first letter from Prince George of Denmark, addressed to his father-in-law James II., assures the King of his devotion to the Reformed religion .... The second letter from Lord Churchill to the King is very much in the same tenour". 
Price: 225.00 CAD 112.50 CAD 
Add to Shopping Cart
 
< PREV  1 2   3  4 5 6  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to bill@rainbownorth.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie