ORDNANCE SURVEY. THE OLD SERIES ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS OF ENGLAND AND WALES. VOLUME 1. KENT, ESSEX, E. SUSSEX AND S. SUFFOLK.
SCALE : 1 INCH TO 1 MILE.
Introduction by J.B. Harley and Yolande O’Donoghue. Harry Margary, Lympne Castle, Kent. 1975.
Folio. xl + 48 double-page reproduction plates.Bound in original cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper. A little worn on extremities but a very good copy.
A most useful reprint of the earliest states of the 4-sheet Mudge map of Kent (1801) and the 8 sheets of the first issue of the Ordnance Survey map of 1819. The introduction explains how the first ‘modern map’ of Kent came about, and is also very useful in its listing of points of identification for the early issues of these maps, something of a bibliographical minefield. This book was the first part of a project aimed at reproducing the whole of the first O/S maps for England and Wales in 10 volumes. Long out of print and has become very hard to find. £95.00 [Stock No. 21750]
FOLKESTONE BEACH 1832. ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR.
By an unknown artist. Titled and dated ‘Folkestone 1832.’ 1832.
Watercolour, 8 x11 inches, mounted in acid-free conservation board and framed in plain light oak with Ultravue low-reflective conservation glass. In fine condition.From the collection of Folkestone historian Dr. C.H. Bishop, via the collection of another Folkestone historian, the late Mrs. Ann Nevill.
An interesting view from the east of the harbour, near Copt Point. Depicted at low tide, the serious silting of the harbour is clearly shown in this view. A solitary figure is seated on what is now the Sunny Sands beach. Beyond is the East Arm or Mole and further off the the Bayle church and houses. Masts and sails can be seen along with buildings on and behind the Stade. A fishing boat waits off the harbour and a smaller craft is sailing further inshore. The scene is depicted in the early evening with a yellow sky, and purpling clouds, lit from below by the setting sun.
An inscription, in Dr. Bishop’s hand and preserved on the back of the frame, states: ‘View of Folkestone Harbour from the Copt Rocks. It shows the sand bank or bar blocking the harbour mouth.’ £300.00 [Stock No. 21736]
WATSON, G. FOLKESTONE FISH MARKET
ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR BY G. WATSON 1909.
Watercolour on artists prepared board, 8 x12 inches, mounted in acid free conservation board and framed in plain oak with Ultravue low reflective conservation glass. In fine condition.
A charming view of the inner harbour and fishermen's quarter and fish market in late afternoon, figures enlivening the foreground and the cliffs, church, and the cluster of houses in the Bayle behind.
£350.00 [Stock No. 21735]
THE KENTISH REGISTER. THE KENTISH REGISTER, No. 7.
For February, 1794. Price Sixpence. Printed by Simmons, Kirkby, and Jones. This work may be had of all the Booksellers in Kent, of J. Johnson, St. Paul’s Church Yard, London, and of the Newsmen who deliver the Papers 1794.
Magazine. 6 x 9 inches. Engraved frontis + pp.41 - 80. Bound in the original printed blue sugar-paper wrappers with title and contents to front and publisher’s adverts to insides and rear. The wrappers are a little undersize and leave the untrimmed edges exposed, thus a little dusty. Occasional spotting otherwise a very good copy. Neat ownership signatures in ink to front and head of first page, M.H. Brydges.
A very good example of a scarce 18th century periodical, published in Canterbury. Aside from assorted items of interest - On the Age and Size of Forest Trees, with mention of the ‘venerable oaks at Fredville.’ [Majesty, The Fredville Oak still extant, is now one of the oldest and largest oaks in England] ; Animals and Plants at Port Jackson [Australia]; The Character of the Swiss, etc., - the principal item of interest is the rarely surviving copper engraving of Acrise Place, seat of Thomas Papillon, included to accompany a short article on the house and its origins. Births, Marriages, Deaths, and Preferments are dealt with and various items of ‘Intelligence’ or news are offered. A fascinating glimpse of late 18th century Kent. £85.00 [Stock No. 21734]
DOVER GUIDE, HEYWOOD, JOHN. JOHN HEYWOOD’S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO DOVER WITH EXCURSIONS.
PRICE ONE PENNY. John Heywood, Deansgate and Ridgefield, Manchester. n.d. c.1893.
8vo. 7.5 x 5 inches  + 24 pp. +  + double page plan of Dover with adverts on verso. Illustrated from photographs.Original printed paper wrappers, somewhat fragile with a corner missing from the front cover not affecting the printed matter, otherwise a very good example.
These ephemeral, paper-bound, ‘Penny’ guides are very hard to find and must have had a very high mortality rate. £100.00 [Stock No. 21733]
DOVER HARBOUR BOARD. BROCHURE FOR 1932.
Dover Harbour Board, 1932.
Oblong 4to. 10 X 8 inches, 64 pp. with plan and photo illustration throughout. One or two of the photo plates of ships have had the sea water-coloured in by a child but quite neatly, and this remains a good copy.Original decorated boards, gilt.
Interesting look at the history of the Board and its state in the 1930s with some fine photographs of the docks and ships, including the Aerial Ropeway which ran from Tilmanstone Colliery to Bunkers in the harbour, and the early Townsend Motor Car Ferry. £35.00 [Stock No. 21732]
ANDERSON, JAMES. A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON CHIMNEYS,
Containing full directions for preventing or removing smoke in houses. Printed for C. Elliot. Sold at London, by T. Cadell. 1783.
Third Edition. 12mo. 4 x 7 inches. vi + 82 p. + . The final leaf contains directions to the binder. Headline, A Practical Treatise on Smoky Chimneys.Bound in original quarter calf over marbled boards, with contrasting title label, gilt, to spine, although lettering only just legible. Extremities a little worn, otherwise a very good copy. Ink inscription, M’ Tavish Esq from The Author, on verso of title page. Ink inscription of A. Seton and armourial bookplate of Seton of Mounie on front pastedown.Illustrated with one folding copperplate, containing 18 figures.
An analysis of the causes of smoky chimneys with suggested solutions to the problem. This work was first published anonymously in an Edinburgh edition of 1776 but, as the author explains in his Advertisement, he has cast aside his concealment as other writers ‘of several Treatises’ and inventors had been taking advantage of his ideas. Dr James Anderson (1739-1807) was a Scottish agriculturist and political economist who co-operated with Jeremy Bentham and Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, the famous Scottish agronomist, but also produced a large body of his own work and issued the monthly ‘Recreations in Agriculture’ 1797-1802. Although Anderson originally signed this particular copy for an unknown M’ Tavish, it later passed into his wife’s family, the Setons of Mounie, Aberdeenshire. Anderson married the heiress Margaret Seton in 1768. The inscription, A. Seton, may refer to their eldest son, Alexander (1769-1850) who succeeded his mother in 1768, having assumed the Seton surname by the terms of succession, or possibly his eldest son, also Alexander, born 1815. This edition is very scarce; ESTC records only four copies, in the British Library, Edinburgh, and one each in Germany and the US. £450.00 [Stock No. 21730]
[COSNETT, THOMAS.] THE FOOTMAN'S DIRECTORY AND BUTLER'S REMEMBRANCER;
OR, THE ADVICE OF ONEISMUS TO HIS YOUNG FRIENDS: Comprising, Hints on the Arrangement and Performance of their Work; Rules for Setting Out Tables and Sideboards; The Art of Waiting at Table, and Conducting Large and Small Parties; Directions for cleaning Plate, Glass, Furniture, Clothes, and all other things Which come within the Care of a Man-Servant; and Advice respecting Behaviour to Superiors, Tradespeople, and Fellow-Servants With an Appendix, comprising various Useful Receipts and Tables. Printed for the Author and Sold by J. Hatchard and Son, 187, Piccadilly. 1823.
Second edition, with considerable Additions and Improvements. 12mo. 4.5 x 7.5 inches. xii + 324 pp.Bound in the original printed boards, with titles on spine and upper board. The title on the board having a decorated border, in imitation of a panelled binding, and the publisher’s advertisement on rear board. The paper backstrip is split and chipped at either end with loss but the title is present in its entirety. Slight wear to the boards but remarkable in this completely original condition. A very good copy.
The first edition of this title was published earlier in 1823 and soon followed by this second, enlarged edition. A very scarce item, we can find no copies of this edition accounted for in British libraries. £450.00 [Stock No. 21728]
MARGATE - KIDD, WILLIAM. THE PICTURESQUE POCKET COMPANION TO MARGATE, RAMSGATE, BROADSTAIRS, AND PARTS ADJACENT;
ILLUSTRATED WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ENGRAVINGS ON WOOD BY G.W. BONNER. William Kidd, 228, Regent Street; London, 1831.
12mo. iv + 215 pp. + 1 advert + 12 pp. catalogue. Illustrated with charming wood-engravings throughout. Over 120 views including head and tail-pieces.Quarter-bound with new red morocco spine, lettered in gilt, over the original moiré cloth, with the original paper label on upper board. A contemporary inscription in ink states that ‘F. Witby (?) gave this book to me Geo Bonner Artist of Oswestry Son of the within named G.W. Bonner’ A little worn at the corners, otherwise a very good copy.
This is a very good example of the steam packet guide, designed to fit the pocket of the traveller and describe the journey from London Bridge down the Thames to Thanet. Then, all aspects of the isle are described and illustrated with great detail; the wood engravings by Bonner are particularly charming and skilful. The preface states that since the advent of steam packets visitors had increased from an average of 20,000 per season to 98,128 in 1830.
£250.00 [Stock No. 21726]
ROBERTS, N. CRAMER. DUNGENESS
BY THE ROMNEY, HYTHE AND DYMCHURCH RAILWAY. WORLD’S SMALLEST PUBLIC RAILWAY. Vincent Brooks, Day and Sons Ltd. Lith. London WC2. No date but c. 1928.
Large railway advertising poster, 26.5 x 41 inches, original colour-printed lithograph. Conservation mounted on to linen and expertly framed in a 2-inch solid oak frame using conservation backing etc.
This charming period piece of railway poster art is a romantic depiction of the sun setting behind the old Dungeness lighthouse at the end of the peninsula, whilst an elegant liner passes by on a becalmed sea. The image is depicted in bold primary colours with exciting modern typography - a classic of its era.
The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway line was opened to Dungeness in the first weekend of August 1928 and this poster was printed to encourage travellers to venture out to this barren and sparsely inhabited wasteland! £1,000 [Stock No. 21709]
DEPTFORD - DEWS, NATHAN. THE HISTORY OF DEPTFORD IN THE COUNTIES OF KENT AND SURREY.
Compiled from Authentic Records and Manuscripts. By Nathan Dews, Author of the ‘History of Somersham,’ ‘The Banks of Calder.’ etc., etc. Second edition. Revised and Enlarged, with Illustrations. Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers’ Hall Court. Deptford: J. D. Smith, Printer, etc., Broadway. 1884.
8vo. 5 x 7.25 inches. 328 pp. Errata et addenda sheet paste to verso of contents page.Illustrated by 4 plates, including one frontispiece plates and three folding (two genealogical tables and facsimile map) and other engravings in text. Numerous decorated initials.Bound in original blue cloth, decorated gilt. Bevelled edges. All page edges gilt. Slight wear to extremities and some light foxing, but otherwise fine condition. Printed presentation page, with name Arthur Crane in ink, from Mr. Evelyn, M.P. on the day of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee. Wotton, 21st June, 1887.
Revised and enlarged second edition of the standard nineteenth century history of Deptford, first published in 1883. The book includes chapters on the manors and Evelyn family, ecclesiastical sites, charities and schools and on commercial and industrial history, including a list of all vessels launched from the Royal Dockyard, 1551 to 1869, when naval shipbuilding ceased. The presentation leaf from the Deptford Conservative MP, William John Evelyn (1822-1908), has been included three years after publication of the book and must have been added to unbound copies. He was a descendant of the Evelyn family of Deptford and Wotton, Surrey and, through his purchase and donation of land served as a public benefactor to the inhabitants of the town. He served as MP, 1885-88, resigning in protest against the government’s Irish policy. Fine copy of a scarce book. £100.00 [Stock No. 21707]
BARTHOLOMEW, JOHN AND CO. NEW PLAN OF LONDON.
By John Bartholomew, F.R.G.S [Cover title:] THE SURVEY PLAN AND GUIDE LONDON. With index to streets. With separate text: Visitor’s Guide to London. W. H. Smith and Son, 186 , Strand. [n.d but after 1904].
Folding coloured map 31 x 23 inches. Visitor’s Guide to London. 35 pp +  pp. publisher’s advertisements.Map folded into printed red card cover with publisher’s advertisements on front pastedown and back fold of map. A few splits along fold lines, but otherwise in good condition.
The plan is divided into squares of 1/2 miles from St Pauls. These maps were produced by John Bartholomew for W. H. Smith from about 1875 and into the twentieth century. £75 [Stock No. 21704]
CANTERBURY - GOSTLING, WILLIAM. A WALK IN AND ABOUT THE CITY OF CANTERBURY, WITH MANY OBSERVATIONS NOT TO BE FOUND IN ANY DESCRIPTION HITHERTO PUBLISHED.
By William Gostling, M.A., a native of the place, and minor canon of the Cathedral. A new edition with considerable additions, and embellished with numerous engravings. Published and sold by William Blackley; sold also in London, by Baynes and Son, and Longman and Co., Paternoster Row, and Nichols and Son, Parliament Street, Westminster. [W. Batcheller, Printer, Dover.] 1825.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. xxiv + 366 pp. +  pp. index + 402 pp. + (16) pp index +  pp. publisher’s advertisements. With list of subscribers.Illustrated by folding plan of the City of Canterbury (with table of references), 2 folding maps, of East Kent and Sandwich, and 31 copperplate engravings, 4 of which folding, and including portrait frontispiece (with 11 plates new to this edition). Bound in original publisher’s quarter cloth, over plain stiff card boards with original paper spine label, with price. Extremities a little worn but very good internally.
The work by William Gostling (1696-1777) was first published in 1774 and proved immediately popular, with five editions appearing by 1804. It contains some fine plates, including the folding view of the castle. This sixth and last edition of 1825 includes eleven additional plates (Plate 5. Westgate without, with intended improvements, has not been bound in this copy, nor does it appear in the list of plates quoted by Smith and it is possible that it was never issued). It also incorporates many additions to the letterpress and an extra chapter on recent alterations and improvements, which could not be conveniently introduced into the body of the work, including the gas works, water works, proposed canal and the ‘Iron Rail Way from Whitstable to Canterbury,’ begun in October of that year. An appendix includes a tour of East Kent. £75.00 [Stock No. 21691]
ANDREWS, GEORGE. MEMORIALS OF MURSTON.
Privately Printed 1930.
First and only edition, 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. 204 pp.Illustrated by 50 pages of black and white photographic plates, including signed portrait frontispiece.Rebound in blue cloth, gilt. Lower third of title page and lower right hand part of pp.203-4 at end missing, both with some loss of text. Contemporary ink inscription on front pastedown crossed through.
Well-illustrated and scarce memoir of life in a village in the north Kent marshes.
£45.00 [Stock No. 21674]
WYLLIE, W.L. AND M.A. LONDON TO THE NORE.
A. and C. Black, Soho Square. 1905.
4to. 6.5 x 9 inches. ix + [i] + 259 +  +  pp. advertisements. Half title. Illustrated with 60 colour plates and black and white title page vignette and 28 head and tailpiece vignettes.Bound in original pictorial brown cloth, gilt. Top edges gilt. Extremities worn and water stain on inside edge of title page; otherwise a very good copy.
One of Black’s famous colour books. A very desirable copy of a rare title, packed with Wyllie’s highly evocative paintings of the Thames and its shipping and craft. £120.00 [Stock No. 21668]
HOGARTH, WILLIAM. HOGARTH'S FROLIC. THE FIVE DAYS' PEREGRINATION AROUND THE ISLE OF SHEPPEY OF WILLIAM HOGARTH AND HIS FELLOW PILGRIMS, SCOTT, TOTHALL, THORNHILL, AND FORREST.
With sketches in sepia from the original drawings illustrating the tour by W. Hogarth and Sam. Scott. John Camden Hotten, 74 and 75, Piccadilly, W. No date but 1872.
Large 8vo. 6.75 x 8.5 inches.  + xiv + [ii} + 42 pp. Transcript of original title and additional title for The Five Days’ Peregrinations, imitated in Hudibrasticks By one well acquainted with some of the Travellers, and of the places here Celebrated.Illustrated with 13 lithographic plates and half title title, all printed in sepia and folding coloured plate and other wood engravings in text, after original drawings by William Hogarth and Samuel Scott.Bound in original green decorated cloth, blocked gilt. All edges gilt. Occasional foxing but otherwise a good copy. Label of G. Bond, Bookseller and Stationer, 3, Market Row Gt. Yarmouth, on front pastedown.
The famous tour took place in late May of 1732. ‘The party consists of Hogarth, Thornhill, Scott, Tothall, and Forrest, and each of the five has his allotted department. Thornhill made the map, Hogarth [1696-1764] and [Samuel] Scott [c.1710-1772] furnished the sketches, Tothall faithfully discharged the joint offices of treasurer and caterer, and [Ebenezer] Forrest wrote the journal...They sent the manuscript to their friend, The Rev. W.[illiam] Gostling, the author of ‘A walk in and about Canterbury,’...Amused by the Humour of Forrest’s description, he wrote an imitation in Hudibrastic verse, with additions of his own.’ It was first published in 1782. £150.00 [Stock No. 21667]
TUTT, W. G. RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE SHEERNESS CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED.
[Cover title:] Sheerness Co-operative Society Limited. Established 14th December, 1849. A Souvenir of the Society’s Jubilee February, 1900. Shewing its Rise and Progress by W. G. Tutt President. Co-operative Printing Society Limited, Tudor Street, New Bridge Street, E.C; and at Manchester and Newcastle. 1900.
8vo. 5 x 7.25 inches. 99 pp. +  pp. Title page in red and black.Illustrated by black and white photographs and drawings; decorated with title page vignettes and publisher’s device at end.Bound in original decorated burgundy cloth, gilt. Extremities a little worn but otherwise a fine copy.
An attractive production with photos of the staff and shop etc. Very scarce. and not listed in the Kent Bibliography. COPAC records two copies in the British Library and the Bishopsgate Library. £35.00 [Stock No. 21643]
SHOBERL, WILLIAM. A SUMMER’S DAY AT GREENWICH, BEING A GUIDE TO THE HOSPITAL AND PARK;
WITH A SELECT CATALOGUE OF THE PICTURES IN THE PAINTED HALL; TO WHICH IS ADDED A HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT PALACE FROM ITS FOUNDATION. Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street. 1846.
Second edition. small 8vo. 4 x 7 inches. 137 pp. +  +  publisher’s catalogues, with 23 engraved illustrations including two full-page plates.Bound in the original green cloth with gilt title to spine and upper board, which has a gilt vignette of Greenwich. At some time neatly re-backed retaining original spine. Edges untrimmed. A little wear at corners and a two inch ink stain to lower board. An 1871 ownership inscription in ink to half title and both plates partially damp-stained, nonetheless a very good copy.
A very scarce title; COPAC records only five copies, all in London Institutions. £125.00 [Stock No. 21636]
IRELAND. PICTURESQUE VIEWS, ON THE RIVER MEDWAY, FROM THE NORE TO THE VICINITY OF ITS SOURCE IN SUSSEX: WITH OBSERVATIONS ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND OTHER WORKS OF ART IN ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD.
Published by T. and J. Egerton, Whitehall. 1793.
First Edition, small 4to. xii + 206 + (1) pp with aquatint engraved frontis and 28 fine sepia aquatint plates and a map and 8 wood-cuts in the text.
Condition: Bound in modern half calf gilt, antique style with marbled boards and contrasting title label. A very clean fresh copy.
The finest illustrated view-book of Kent’s principal river, performed in classic 18th century style, at the height of the cult of the Picturesque. Sadly this book has been much broken for its plates and become quite scarce. £400.00 [Stock No. 21635]
WALLENBERG, J.K. KENTISH PLACE NAMES. A TOPOGRAPHICAL AND ETYMOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE PLACE -NAME MATERIAL IN KENTISH CHARTERS DATED BEFORE THE CONQUEST.
First and only edition, 378 pp.
Condition: Skilfully bound in modern buckram, a near mint copy.
The first of the two definitive studies of Kentish Place Names, issued in wrappers only, this has been very well bound in a strong and attractive working binding. This fundamental work has never been reprinted and demand always outstrips supply. Rare. £165.00 [Stock No. 21634]