Old Books & Things..

The kasidah of Haji Abdu el Yezdi

translated by Sir Richard Burton, illustrated by John Kettlewell

An unusual and distinctive style of illustration similar to Ephraim Moses Lilien and Aubrey Beardsly..

19th century bible with engraved brass clasp closure 

When papa comes home 
unusual pictorial covers 1882

When papa comes home 

unusual pictorial covers 1882

Attractive pictorial covers c1900

Attractive pictorial covers c1900

The Story Without an End 

translated from the German by Sarah Austin 

First Edition 1834

Great Expectations Charles Dickens 

Great Expectations was serialised in Dicken’s weekly publication All the Year Round Dec 1860 - Aug 1861.
The first printing in book form was by Chapman and Hall in Oct 1861 in three Volumes
As a consequence this edition is very early, published within the first few months of the book edition between Oct 1861 and January 1862.
Unfortunately Tauchnitz editions varied very little when they were reprinted giving no printing history - so this may well be a reprint of the 1861 edition - 
An attractive copy never the less..
The New House Mistress
Elinor M Brent Dyer - c1920’s

The New House Mistress

Elinor M Brent Dyer - c1920’s

Beautiful Flowers And How to Grow Them 
Art nouveau influence covers

Beautiful Flowers And How to Grow Them 

Art nouveau influence covers

Cecilia by Fanny Burney

3 Volume Edition 1923

Elements of Land Surveying &c &c A Crocker

London 4th Edition 1817