LIVERPOOL A collection of over 300 books and pamphlets relating to Liverpool, the city's inhabitants, its maritime history and the slave trade. Along with the manuscripts, maps and ephemera in the other 7 adjoining lots, these were to form a catalogue on Patrick King's native city, the books and pamphlets are mostly in modern calf-backed boards by Patrick's regular binder. A list of the titles in the collection is available on request.

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Lot 67
LIVERPOOL
A collection of over 300 books and pamphlets relating to Liverpool, the city's inhabitants, its maritime history and the slave trade. Along with the manuscripts, maps and ephemera in the other 7 adjoining lots, these were to form a catalogue on Patrick King's native city, the books and pamphlets are mostly in modern calf-backed boards by Patrick's regular binder. A list of the titles in the collection is available on request.

Sold for £ 22,500 (US$ 28,878) inc. premium
LIVERPOOL
A collection of over 300 books and pamphlets relating to Liverpool, the city's inhabitants, its maritime history and the slave trade. Along with the manuscripts, maps and ephemera in the other 7 adjoining lots, these were to form a catalogue on Patrick King's native city, a major project which sadly he was not able to complete.

Many of the books are association copies or attractively bound, reflecting Patrick's reputation for scholarly research and his expert knowledge of fine bindings. They include books on Liverpool, books printed in the city, works written by Liverpudlians, or simply books with a Liverpool provenance or association. As one might expect, there is a strong focus on the history and topography of Liverpool, maritime history, commerce, the slave trade, and the cultural life of the city, with emphasis on William Roscoe.

The list below is but a small sample of the collection, which also includes extensive runs of guide books, by Moss, Gore and others. Unless otherwise stated, the books are all printed in Liverpool, and where the binding is not given, the books and pamphlets are mostly in modern calf-backed boards by Patrick's regular binder. A list of the titles in the collection is available on request.

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  • SEACOME (JOHN) Memoirs; Concerning.. the... House of Stanley... also a Full Description of the Isle of Man, 2 parts in 1 vol., 2 engraved portraits inserted (one coloured), text browned, contemporary calf, rebacked, 4to, A. Sadler, [1741]

    BINDING - OCTAGON CHAPEL. A Form of Prayer, and a New Collection of Psalms, for the Use of A Congregation of Protestant Dissenters in Liverpool, 2 parts in 1 vol., contemporary black morocco, sides with ornate gilt centre- and cornerpieces and triple outer borders, gilt panelled spine with raised bands and repeated bird tool, g.e., in solander box, 4to, [London & Liverpool, Printed for the Society; and sold by Chr. Henderson... and John Sibbald, 1763

    ENFIELD (WILLIAM) An Essay Towards the History of Liverpool, FIRST EDITION, 9 engraved plates, 2 large folding maps (one laid on linen, repaired) and folding diagram, some soiling, contemporary half calf, rebacked, folio, Warrington, no publisher, 1773; idem, second edition, FINE COPY, London, J. Johnson, 1774

    HUTCHINSON (WILLIAM) A Treatise on Practical Seamanship, FIRST EDITION, engraved frontispiece and 10 plates, lacking folding diagram, occasional staining, 4to, Printed and Sold for the Author at all the Principal Seaports, 1777; and editions of 1791 and 1794, uniformly bound in half calf, spines with gilt ship tools

    Copy of the Instructions for the Commanders of such Merchant Ships or Vessels who shall have Letlers [sic] of Marque or Reprizals, soiled, modern stitching, uncut, slipcase, from the Scott Library (Christie's, 4 December 1974, lot 280), F. Smith, [1778]

    NEAL (ADAM) A Catalogue of the Plants in the Garden of John Blackburne, Esq. at Orford, Lancashire... by Adam Neal, Gardener, Blackburne's own copy, interleaved and annotated, and with his signatures (dated 1788 and 1790) and bookplate, Warrington, William Eyres, 1779

    BINDINGS. Collection of Psalm and Common Prayer books specially bound in red morocco for Liverpool Mayors, Bailiffs, Churchwardens etc., including 'Ch. Goore. Mayor. 1768' (a tall folio 1766 Book of Common Prayer), 'Thos. Birch. Thos. Earle, Gentlemen Bailiffs 1771', 'William Crosbie, Mayor, 1776', 'Henry Hardwar. Monday Pole, Bailiffs, 1780', 'George Case. Mayor 1781', 'Thomas Hutton. Joseph Birch. Gent. Bailiffs 1781', 'John Dixon, St. Pauls Churchwarden 1781', 'Charles Pole, Edmund Rigby. Gent: Bailiffs 1783', 'John Sparling. St. Domingo House, 1790. Lancashire' (a 1768 large 4to Cambridge Bible, 2 vol.,), 'Thomas Littledale. Mayor of Liverpool, 1826', all tooled in gilt, some with inset morocco panels bearing the owner's name, various sizes; and 3 others Psalm and Prayer books in black morocco bindings

    ANCELL (SAMUEL) A Circumstantial Journal, Or the Long and Tedious Blockade and Siege of Gibraltar, folding engraved frontispiece, contemporary sheep, rebacked and recornered, Charles Wosencroft, 1784; idem, second edition, engraved portrait, folding map and folding plate, contemporary sheep, J. Schofield, 1785

    DISTON (JOHN) The Seaman's Guide... The Courses by the Compass, and Distances from Place to Place round England, Scotland, Ireland, and the Islands Adjacent... and up the Baltick to Cronstadt..., [ESTC N498518, Huntingdon copy only of this edition], some dampstaining, contemporary sheep, oblong 4to, Printed for the author John Diston; and sold by him in Liverpool, [1785?]

    [ROSCOE (WILLIAM)] The Wrongs of Africa, a Poem, 2 parts in 1 vol., tears and repairs to last few leaves, 4to, London, R. Faulder, 1787; The Life of Lorenzo de Medici, FIRST EDITION, 2 VOL., INSCRIBED "To the very Reverend Canonico Bandini/ These volumes are most respectfuly presented by the Author", engraved portrait, contemporary diced russia, hinges reinforced, one cover detached, 4to, J. McCreery, 1795; idem, another copy, contemporary red morocco gilt, g.e.; Butterfly's Ball, and the Grasshopper's Feast, engraved title, 14 hand-coloured wood-engraved plates, publisher's wrappers (worn), in solander box [Moon 725 (2), our copy a variant with last plate watermarked "07" and with a final blank], 16mo, London, J. Harris, 1 January 1807; A New Arrangement of the Plants of the Monandrian Class Usually Called Scitamineae, FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, engraved frontispiece, contemporary diced calf gilt [rare, not in Nissen], 4to, R. Taylor 1807; ROSCOE (WILLIAM) Occasional Tracts Relative to the War Between Great Britain and France, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO WILLIAM RATHBONE, contemporary diced calf gilt by Frye of Halifax, skilfully rebacked, lower cover repaired, Cadell & Davies, 1810; Catalogue of the Very Select and Valuable Library of William Roscoe... sold by auction, by Mr Winstanley..., marked up with prices and buyers throughout, 1816

    HARRIS (RAYMUND) Scriptural Researches on the Licitness of the Slave-Trade, H. Hodgson, 1788

    HOLLAND (PETER) Select Views of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, engraved title and 21 aquatint plates by C. Rosenberg after Holland, contemporary half calf, rebacked and repaired [scarce, not in Abbey], oblong 4to, 1792

    GRAHAM (CHARLES, Writing-Master and Teacher of the English Language) Miscellaneous Pieces in Prose and Verse, folding engraved frontispiece, 7-page list of subscribers, contemporary calf, spine repaired, T. Schofield, 1793

    DAULBY (DAVID) A Descriptive Catalogue of the Works of Rembrandt, WILLIAM ROSCOE'S COPY ON LARGE PAPER, annotated in pencil and with his bookplate, engraved portrait, contemporary crimson morocco, rebacked, 4to, J. McCreery, 1796; idem, another copy, annotated throughout, presumably by the author (some notes signed 'D.D.'), wanting frontispiece

    RUSHTON (EDWARD) Expostulatory Letter to George Washington, of Mount Vernon, in Virginia, on his Continuing to be a Proprietor of Slaves, 24pp., soiled [scarce, Sabin 74280], 1797

    SMYTH (WILLIAM) English Lyricks, contemporary crimson morocco gilt, gilt panelled spine with classical motifs, g.e., tall 8vo, J. McCreery, 1797; English Lyricks. Part II, inscribed "from the author", contemporary mottled calf gilt, small 8vo, London, Cadell & Davies, 1805

    McCREERY (JOHN) The Press, A Poem. Published as a Specimen of Typography, inscribed by the author, wood-engravings, 4to, London, Cadell & Davies, 1803; idem, another copy, modern cloth

    The Vision for Coquettes. An Arabian Tale, modern boards, 4to, J. McCreery, 1804

    ASHE (THOMAS) Memoirs of Mammoth, and Various other Extraordinary and Stupendous Bones... found in the Vicinity of the Ohio, Wabash, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Osage, and Red Rivers, half-title [Sabin 2179], G.F. Harris, 1806

    HEMANS (FELICIA) Autograph manuscript initialled ("F.H.") of her poem 'Where is the Sea?', 1 page, mounted on an album leaf, loosely inserted in a worn and stained copy of Poems, 1808

    MOSS (WILLIAM) An Essay on the Management and Feeding of Infants, contemporary boards, spine worn, Philadelphia, Benjamin Johnson, 1808

    BULLOCK (WILLIAM) A Companion to the Liverpool Museum, Containing a Brief Description of Upwards of Four Thousand of its Natural and Foreign Curiosities, Antiquities, and Productions of the Fine Arts... the Seventh Edition [Catalogue of objects associated with the voyages of Captain Cook and Joseph Banks, including specimens from Hawaii, Botany Bay, New Zealand, and many Pacific islands], wood-engraved frontispiece, uncut in the original papered boards, wood-engraved label ('Museum') on upper cover, solander box [Ferguson, 480a], London, Richard Cruttwell, 1809

    [CORRY (JOHN)] The History of Liverpool, folding map and plan (foxed, repaired), illustrations, additional typed list of plates and 2 portraits bound in, half morocco by Henry Young of Liverpool, gilt panelled spine, 4to, William Robinson, 1810

    [RENNIE (JOHN)] A Statement of the Grounds Upon Which the Trustees of the Liverpool Docks Propose... Additional Dock Space, long folding hand-coloured plan, G.F. Harris, 1810

    [GLADSTONE (JOHN)] Remarks and Reflections on the Intended Liverpool Dock Bill.... By Mercator, folding panoramic plan [Goldsmiths 20374.1, only copy located], M. Galway for Wright & Cruikshank, 1811

    [SMITH, THOMAS] Hints to Emigrants... to the United States of America, with Copious Extracts from the Journal of Thomas Hulme, untrimmed and stitched as issued in original wrappers, W. Bethell, 1817

    NICHOLSON (SAMUEL AND GEORGE) Twenty-Six Lithographic Drawings; Views in the Vicinity of Liverpool,27 lithographed plates, list of subscribers, half morocco gilt, folio, S. & G. Nicholson, 1821; idem, another copy, large India paper copy, loose and frayed with original front wrapper

    Rules and Regulations of the Liverpool Marine Society, sewn in original wrappers, solander box, 12mo, J. Gore, 1822

    YATES (JOHN ASHTON) Colonial Slavery. Letters to... William Huskisson... on the Present Condition of the Slaves, Harris & Co., 1824

    SYLVESTER (CHARLES) Report on Rail-Roads and Locomotive Engines... Liverpool and Manchester Projected Rail-road, contemporary half calf, Thomas Kaye, 1825

    CROPPER (JAMES) Present State of Ireland: with a Plan for Improving the Condition of the People, modern cloth [Goldsmith's 24395; Kress C.1401], George Smith, 1825

    Botanical Specimens, Copied from Nature and Designed as Simple Illustrations of the Twenty-Four Classes, into which, according to the Linnaean system of arrangement, all plants are divided. The first fifty pounds arising from the sale of the work will be given to the Ladies Society for promoting the early education and improvement of the Children of Negroes, and of people of Color in the British West Indies [title on upper wrapper], series of 24 hand-coloured lithographed plates, preserved in modern box, the original wrappers pasted onto sides, in solander box [not in Nissen or Pritzel], George Smith, 1828

    [RATHBONE (HANNAH)] The Poetry of Birds, 21 finely hand-coloured plates [Nissen IVB 756], 4to, George Smith, 1833
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