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A New And Authentic System Of Universal Geography, Antient And Modern: All the late important discoveries made by the English..., BANKES, Thomas.
1 BANKES, Thomas. A New And Authentic System Of Universal Geography, Antient And Modern: All the late important discoveries made by the English...
London: Printed for C. Cooke, No.17, Pater-Noster-Row, and sold by the booksellers... no date - (c. 1788-89). . 0 
"One of the most imposing books is Thomas Bankes, Edward Warren Blake, and Alexander Cook's A New Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography (hereafter Thomas Bankes's). A massive folio volume of 990 double-columned pages, this was a popular work, running to six editions in the ten years from 1787 to 1797. This is the First edition, well bound in brown half calf, complete with all engravings and maps. Folio. pp.900/[6pp.] . A very good half calf binding: Brown leather spine and corners over brown linen covered boards. Spine with 6 raised bands and brown leather title label: "Bankes' Geography". Modern brown endpapers (handmade paper). Clear English text throughout. Engraved frontis carefully strengthened around the edges. Most of the folding maps show signs of wear and creasing and have been carefully strengthened along the folds with archival standard repair tape. Light water staining to some engravings at the rear. Otherwise all text and engravings in very good condition, with just the odd small blemish, missing corner, or edge tear. From all accounts very rare to find a complete first edition. ** Referenced by: ESTC N42049. ***An excellent paper published by the State Library, Victoria: La Trobe Journal (No. 8 October 1971) identifies this edition as a true first edition. The 'New & Accurate Chart of the Western or Atlantic Ocean' is signed 'Thos. Bowen 1788'. There is, the inclusion of the abstract of Keate's Pelew Islands in the Supplement [in later editions it is included in 'New Discoveries']. Bankes concludes the Supplement with some paragraphs, the details of which indicate that they were written about August 1788. Also; Cut. No. 90, the last listed in the Directions to the Binder, bears the legend 'Published as the Act directs by C. Cooke No. 17 Paternoster Row, Oct. 31. 1788'. From this, then, it would seem that this edition was published in sections in the period between early 1787 and October 1788, with the plates being the last section issued; and the wording of the Directions to the Binder and of the note at the conclusion of the List of Subscribers supports this view. Collation is as follows: Frontispiece (Neptune raising Captn. Cook up to Immortality); Titlepage; Verso (blank); (1)-(2) His Majesty's Royal Licence and Authority (for publication); (3)-(4) Preface; (5)-106 Book I, New Discoveries; (107)-314 Book II, Asia; (315)-460 Book III, Africa; (461)-576 Book ;IV, America; (577)-944 Book V, Europe; 944-947 Supplement; 947-948 Origin and Progress of the Art of Navigation; (949)-953 A General Table of Coins; (954)-959 A New Geographical Table; (960) The Superficial Contents of the Globe; (961)-980 A Guide to Geography; (981)-990 Index; + 2 pp. ;Directions to the Binder; + 4 pp. A List of Subscribers; 90 plates (including the frontispiece) ; 10 full-page maps; 12 double-page/folding maps. **** Full title reads: "A new and authentic system of universal geography, antient and modern : All the late important discoveries made by the English, and other celebrated navigator of various nations, in the different hemispheres, from the celebrated Columbus, the first discoverer of America, to the death of our no less celebrated contryman Captain Cook, &c. and containing a genuine history and description whole world, as consisting of empires, kingdoms, states, republics, provinces, continents, Islands, oceans, &c. with the various countries, cities, towns, promotories, capes, bays, peninsulas, isthmusses, gulphs, rivers, harbours, lakes, mountains, volcanos, deserts, &c. Europe Asia, Africa, and America: together with their respective situations, extent, latitude, longitude, boundaries, climate, soil, natural and artificial curiosities, mines, metals, minerals, trees, shrubs, fruits, flowers, herbs, and vegetable productions. With an account of the religion, laws, customs, manners, genius, habits amusements, and ceremonies of the respective inhabitants: their arts, sciences, manufactures, trade, commerce, military and civil governments, &c. also exact descriptions of the various kinds of beasts, birds, fishes, amphibious creatures, reptiles, infects, &c. together with a complete history of every empire, kingdom, and state. Also an account of the most remarkable battles, sieges, sea-fights, and various revolutions that have taken place in different parts of the world. The whole forming an authentic and entertaining account every thing worthy of notice throughout the whole face of nature, both by land and water. In which is introduced, to illustrate the work, a considerable number of the most accurate whole sheet maps, forming a complete atlas. To which is added a complete guide to geography, astronomy the use of the globes, maps, &c. with an account of the rise, progress, and present state, of navigation, throughout the known world. Likewise containing every important, interesting, and valuable discovery throughout the whole of Captain Cook's voyages round the world. Together with those of the modern circumnavigators, particularly byron, carteret, wallis, clerke, gore, King, forrest, and Wilson. Also containing a particular account of the Pelew Islands. And the latest accounts of the English colony of botany bay: with a particular description of Port Jackson, Norfolk Island, &c. where the convicts are now settled. The whole forming a complete collection of voyages and travels. By the Rev. Thomas Bankes, vicar of dixton, in monmouthshire and author of the christian's family Bible. Edward Warren Blake, Esq. Alexander Cook, Esq. and Thomas Lloyd. Embellished with near two hundred beautiful engravings, consisting, of views, antiquities, customs, ceremonies, &c. together with whole sheet maps, plans, charts, &c. executed in a much superior stile than any work of the like kind that has ever appeared in this kingdom.". 
Price: 2000.00 GBP
 
 
No Glorious Dead: The Impact of War on Sudbury, a Suffolk Market Town. (Valerie Herbert & Shirley Smith)., HERBERT, Valerie & SMITH, Shirley . Foreword by BLYTHE, Ronald.
2 HERBERT, Valerie & SMITH, Shirley . Foreword by BLYTHE, Ronald. No Glorious Dead: The Impact of War on Sudbury, a Suffolk Market Town. (Valerie Herbert & Shirley Smith).
Sudbury Museum Trust, 2009. 9780956364500 0956364500 / 9780956364500 
Brand New Large Format Paperback. 11.5" x 8.25". [6pp.]/pp.142 . Illustrated card covers, with 240 sepia and black and white illustrations within the text. Chapter on the 'friendly invasion' by the USAAF 486th'. Contents include: World War One - features immigrants to Australia and Canada that came back to fight Europe's war; Sudbury Territorials; The Toll at Ypres; Disaster at Gallipoli; The Zeppelin Raid, and World War Two: The Miracle of Dunkirk; Women at War; 5th Suffolks Captured at Singapore; USAAF 486th; The struggle to Win the Peace; and ending with "In Memoriam" listing all 313 deaths of people living in Sudbury and 204 deaths from the United States American Air Force 486th Bomb Group. All proceeds from the sale of this book will be shared by Sudbury Royal British Legion and Sudbury Trust. "By the beginning of the 21st century memories and photographs of Sudbury men lost in the two World Wars were fast fading and in some instances had been totally lost, the long list of surnames and initials on the war memorial revealing nothing of their lives and deaths. This book sets out to tell the stories of many of these lost lives and to reflect the town, in which they were lived..." ** ‘A real page turner …an intensely glorious read.’ Lord Phillips of Sudbury.‘A lively read peppered with hundreds of photographs and illustrations of Sudbury and its people.Works well as a cover-to-cover read or as a source of treasures and snippets to dip into.’ Marcia Davis. Suffolk Free Press.‘This compelling history will have such wide appeal . . . The authors skilfully weave together the everyday events in a Suffolk market town with the great historical forces and events sweeping the globe, changing forever the lives of Sudbury’s inhabitants.’Mark Crossley. West Suffolk Editor, East Anglian Daily Times.Proceeds to Sudbury and District Royal British Legion and Sudbury Museum Trust. 
Price: 14.95 GBP
 
 
The Shadow on the Moor.  By the late Duke of Northumberland.  Illustrated by 'B.B.' Denys Watkins-Pitchford., NORTHUMBERLAND, Alan Ian Percy Duke of (1880-1930).
3 NORTHUMBERLAND, Alan Ian Percy Duke of (1880-1930). The Shadow on the Moor. By the late Duke of Northumberland. Illustrated by 'B.B.' Denys Watkins-Pitchford.
Colchester: Privately printed and published (Benham and Company Limited), 1967 0 
First Illustrated Edition, limited to 200 copies. Said to be one of the rarerest books illustrated by "BB" Denys Watkins-Pitchford (There is not even one listed on COPAC - British Library). Original plum cloth with gilt titles to front board and spine. Light soiling and rubbing to all surfaces. Small brown mark to top of endpapers, otherwise clean throughout. Clean text throughout illustrated with 7 full-page engraved plates by "B.B." (including the frontis). Last leaf states: "Two hundred copies of this illustrated edition have been privately printed, of which this is number ....." . No number has ever been entered. Scarce. VG.This charming ghost story was written by Alan, 8th Duke of Northumberland and published in 1930. As stated in the preface his son Hugh, 10th Duke, decided with his friend Col C. G. Lancaster to reprint the book in a small limited edition for their friends. Almost certainly it woulld have been Col. Lancaster who owned Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire, near to the home of B.B., who would have suggested commisioning him to illustrate the book. The book was never made available to the general public. 
Price: 780.00 GBP
 
 
The Book Of Common Prayer And Aministration Of The Sacraments And Other Rites And Ceremonies Of The Church According To The Use Of The Church Of England..., PRAYER BOOK WITH PAINTED VELLUM BOARDS .
4 PRAYER BOOK WITH PAINTED VELLUM BOARDS . The Book Of Common Prayer And Aministration Of The Sacraments And Other Rites And Ceremonies Of The Church According To The Use Of The Church Of England...
Oxford: Printed At The University Press; London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press warehouse, Amen Corner, [no date c.1901 ?] . 0 
A very good original full vellum binding with coloured decoration to both boards and spine. Emerald 12mo. 14.6cm x 9.2cm x 2.0cm. Vellum yellowed and corners bumped. Front board with initials IHS and art nouveau style floral decoration (lightly rubbed). Spine with similar decoration and title: "Common Prayer" (rubbed). Rear board with a single fleur de lys within a shield, on a red spotted background (rubbed). All page edges gilt. Gold endpapers decorated with many small fleur de lys. Coloured (hand-painted) name to front free-endpaper: "Olive". Printed title page. First leaf of "Morning Prayer" torn with loss and later crudely repaired with sellotape along the border. Otherwise clean text throughout. Bound with: "Hymns Ancient And Modern...London: William Clowes..." N.B.: Date of publication estimated from the state prayers for King Edward, Queen Alexandra and Goerge Prince of Wales. Referenced by D. N. Griffiths: bcp bibliography revised 2007; 1901/6a . 
Price: 250.00 GBP
 
 
A Philosophical And Political History Of The Settlements And Trade Of The Europeans In The East And West Indies. Translated From The French of the Abbe Raynal, by J. Justamond,  M.A.  ., RAYNAL, Abbe Guillaume Thomas Francois, 1713-1796. /  JUSTAMOND, John Obadiah, d. 1786.
5 RAYNAL, Abbe Guillaume Thomas Francois, 1713-1796. / JUSTAMOND, John Obadiah, d. 1786. A Philosophical And Political History Of The Settlements And Trade Of The Europeans In The East And West Indies. Translated From The French of the Abbe Raynal, by J. Justamond, M.A. .
London : Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand., 1777. 0 
A Translation of: Histoire philosophique et politique des e´tablissemens et du commerce des Europe´ens dans les deux Indes, first published London 1766. The third edition, revised and corrected. With maps adapted to the work, and a copious index . A very good 5 volume set in the original matching full leather bindings, with 4 fold-out maps and clean pages throughout . 8vo. 8.25" x 5.50" x 1.50" . Brown calf covered boards with gilt decorated border. Hinges and top & tail of spine carefully strengthened. Spines with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, original red leather title labels and green leather volume numbers. Original marbled endpapers. Previous owner's signature to each front free-endpaper: "Jn Totton". Clean English text throughout with marginal references. A very good set of this excellent work. Vol. 1: [4pp.]/pp.486/[2pp. - Adverts] with portrait frontis and folding map; Vol. 2: [4pp.]/pp.595/[1p. - Adverts] with one folding map; Vol. 3: [4pp.]/pp.504 with one folding map. Vol. 4: [4pp.]/pp.509/[3pp. - Adverts] with one folding map; Vol. 5: [4pp.]/pp.605/[3pp.]/pp.83 - Index/[1p.- Adverts] . Referenced by: Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature, no. 11579. / ESTC T94803 / OCLC 20936760 . ** " Guillaume Thomas Raynal (12 April 1713 – 6 March 1796). French historian and philosopher. Raynal was a priest, but he was dismissed from his parish in Paris; he then turned to writing and sought the society and collaboration of the philosophes. Two historical works, one on the Netherlands (1747) and one on the English Parliament (1748), established his career. His most important work, completed with the assistance of Denis Diderot, was a six-volume history of the European colonies in the Indies and Americas (1770). It was condemned by the Parlement of Paris (1781) for impiety and its dangerous ideas on the right of the people to revolt and to give or withhold consent to taxation. Nevertheless, the History was extremely popular, going through 30 editions between 1772 and 1789; the radical tone becoming more pronounced in later editions. Placed on the Index of the Roman Catholic Church in 1774, Raynal's book was burned and he was forced into exile in 1781. Allowed to return to France, but not Paris, in 1784; his Parisian banishment was rescinded in 1790. Elected to the States General in 1789, he refused to serve and later advocated a constitutional monarchy. The "philosophic" declamations perhaps constituted its chief interest for the general public, and its significance as a contribution to democratic propaganda. The book examines the East Indies, South America, the West Indies, and North America. The final chapter comprises theory around the future of Europe as a whole. Raynal also examines commerce, religion, slavery, and other popular subjects, all with a perspective of from the French Enlightenment. " - See Wikipedia 
Price: 1200.00 GBP
 


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