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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; | [...]'.

Autograph Letter Signed from Lord John Manners [later the 7th Duke of Rutland] to the autograph hunter John T. Baron of Blackburn, discussing the publication by Rivingtons of London of two early books of his poetry.

Author: 
Lord John Manners [John James Robert Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland] (1818-1906), Conservative politician [John T. Baron of Blackburn, autograph hunter]
Publication details: 
St. Mary's Tower, Birnam. 18 August 1882.
£56.00

2pp., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. In worn envelope, with stamp and postmark, addressed by Manners to 'John Baron Esq | 48 Griffin Street | Witton | Blackburn.' Regarding his books 'England's Trust and Other Poems' (1841) and 'English Ballads and Other Poems (1850), Manners begins the letter by apologising for not being able to give 'very definite information respecting my two little volumes of poetry.

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.

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