Archive for March, 2008

Recollections of Deal

March 14, 2008


Recollections of Deal.

Justin Croft Antiquarian Books ABA, ILAB
(Faversham, KEN, United Kingdom)

Price: $835.62

For sale at:

Book Description: London: Newman & Co., n.d. [c. 1864.], 1864. 32mo (60 × 48 mm.), 15 tinted engraved views presented concertina fashion on a long folding sheet. Publisher’s blindstamped green cloth, title and imprint in gilt to upper cover. Slightly rubbed, paper lining to spine slightly cracked. An excellent copy. A rare miniature seaside souvenir from Deal, Kent. Though undated, several of the views depict the iron pleasure pier opened in 1864 and perhaps this ephemeral item was printed to accompany the opening. The views present a rather elegant view of a Victorian seaside town full of fashionably attired promenaders. The town would have been working hard to dispel its reputation for infamy and gloom reported earlier in the century by Cobbett (“a most villainous place. It is full of filthy looking people”) and later by Dickens in Bleak House. Besides the pier there are images of the esplanade, castle, barracks and church. Not in COPAC. Bookseller Inventory # 1694



March 6, 2008


Roberts,Eric S.

John L. Capes (Books) Established 1969
(Staithes, ., United Kingdom)

Price: $102.61

For sale at:

Book Description: SHEFFIELD. J.W.Northend West Street., 1930. A Fine Copy in dustwrapper of this first world war autobiography from the notable Sheffield family of Queens Tower first published for private circulation in 1925. 8vo. 167pps.eight illustrations. Scarce Not in COPAC or BL Catalogue. Bookseller Inventory # 2726

An Almanack for the Year of our Lord God MDCCC

March 4, 2008

Annuals and serials can be confusing to look up on WorldCat, but if I’m not mistaken, this is only listed in an electronic version put out by the Gale Group.  I believe that they may have digitized a copy owned by the British Library.  Great for access, but not quite the same.  This beautiful material object calls out to be handled.



An Almanack for the Year of our Lord God MDCCC
Goldsmith, John

George Bayntun ABA ILAB
(Bath, SO, United Kingdom)

Price: $920.39

For sale at:

Book Description: by H. Baldwin and Son, for the company of Stationers, [1799], London, 1799. .. Wherein are contained Necessary Rules, and Useful Tables. With a New Chronology of Remarkable Events; also the Proper Days and Hours for Transferring Stocks and receiving Dividends; and a List of Holidays Kept at the Public Offices, &c. Calculated by John Goldsmith. Printed in black and red. Interleaved with blanks. 24mo. [104 x 56 x 9 mm]. 48pp. Contemporary binding of red goatskin, the covers tooled in gilt with a border of a fillet and three rolls, enclosing a variety of small tools, including a bow and arrows and an anchor, and with a large wheat-sheaf at the centre. Smooth spine divided into six panels by a gilt pallet, each with a central star shaped tool, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt roll, marbled endleaves, circular silver bosses on the covers secured with a stylus, gilt edges. (Corners a little bumped). With the duty stamp on the verso of the title, and two coated leaves for use with the stylus. This edition is not listed on COPAC. A fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # ebc2371