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[Edward Donovan. ] Prospectus for 'The Natural History of British Quadrupeds', headed 'Donovan's British Quadrupeds; with coloured plates. | On the First of January will be published, | Part I. Price Nine Shillings; and Volume I. Price One Pound'.

Author: 
E. Donovan [Edward Donovan (1768-1837)] [ F. C. and J. Rivington, 62, St. Paul's Church-yard, London booksellers ]
Publication details: 
London: Printed for the Author; and for F. C. and J. Rivington, 62, St. Paul's Church-yard and 3, Waterloo-place, Pall-mall. ['Advertisement' dated 'November, 1819.'
£90.00

4pp., 8vo. Bifolium. Disbound. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. The first page, with 'Conditions' and details of publishers, is headed 'Donovan's British Quadrupeds; with coloured plates. | On the First of January will be published, | Part I. Price Nine Shillings; and Volume I. Price One Pound | Sixteen Shillings in Boards; | of | The Natural History of British Quadrupeds; | [...]'.

[Printed booksellers' catalogue.] Illustrated Hand-books of Art included in The Art Prize List of the Science and Art Department Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington.

Author: 
[E. J. Poynter and Professor Roger Smith, editors, 'Illustrated Hand-books of Art history', Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London publishers, St Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane
Publication details: 
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington at St Dunstan's House in Fetter Lane. 1887.
£45.00

8pp., 12mo. Two bifoliums, one loosely inserted in the other. Printed in red. In fair condition, on aged and lightly-stained paper. A tasteful Italianate design, with thick decorative borders containing flowers, birds, a cherub and a monkey. The last page ends with commendatory quotations from the Spectator and Times.

Six More Letters on Fox's Acts and Monuments, originally published in the British Magazine, in the Years 1837 & 1838.

Author: 
Rev. S. R. Maitland [Samuel Roffey Maitland; J. G. F. & J. Rivington, London booksellers]
Publication details: 
London: Printed for J. G. F. & J. Rivington, St. Paul's Church Yard, and Waterloo Place, Pall Mall. 1841. [Gilbert & Rivington, Printers, St. John's Square, London.]
£95.00

8vo: [iv] + [70] + [i] pp. The body of the text is paginated 75-144, with the six letters numbered seven to twelve. At the end of the volume are an index to the whole work, and a title-page for Maitland's 'Twelve Letters on Fox's Acts and Monument' (Rivingtons, 1841). In original buff wraps, with white printed label on front cover. Text clear and complete, but in poor condition: worn, dogeared and lightly-stained, with loss to margins.

Letter 'by the hand of an amanuensis' to the poet and biblical scholar the Rev. Henry Alford (1810-1871).

Author: 
Charles Mackay (1814-1889), Scottish poet and journalist
Publication details: 
7 March 1853; 21 Brecknock Crescent, Camden Road Villas, [London].
£45.00

Three pages, 12mo. Very good: lightly aged and with the merest glue spot to blank verso of second leaf of bifolium. Mackay's 'signature' appears to be in the same hand as the rest of the letter. He has had a 'severe attack of inflammation of the eye', and this has prevented him from reading or writing during the previous week. For the same reason he is replying to Alford's letter of 1 March through an amanuensis. Three weeks previously Mackay 'received a packet from Mr.

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