Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Sentimental Journey



Sadly not a first edition, but printed in 1792, so still an interesting book. Condition is fairly poor with damage to the bindings.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Waystation to the Stars: signed copy


Donated to our 188 Mill Road bookshop. Waystation to the Stars by Colin Foale and his son astronaut Michael Foale. Signed by Colin Foale.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Baedeker

Travel back in time with pre-WW1 Baedeker guides to Europe at our Mill Road bookshop. Some are a bit battered, but good condition considering they're over a hundred years old.


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Little Arthur's History of England



King Alfred having a cake-related accident 






























If the title of this book sounds awfully familiar, this is probably because you once read 1066 and All That (also available at our bookshop now).

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Legends of the Fenland People

1st Edition Legends of the Fenland People, by Christopher Marlowe, 1926. £9.50 at RSPCA Bookshop, Mill Road




Monday, December 30, 2013

Illustrated Early Nineteenth Century Pilgrim's Progress

 




Coloured illustrations of the Divine Emblems

Donated to our bookshop at 188 Mill Road on Saturday. 
(Notice the title page misprint; "Pilgri'ms" instead of "Pilgrim's".)



Sunday, May 5, 2013

Thomas Kerigan's nautical astronomy

I think what we have is volume I of this book:


The complete mathematical and general navigation tables, including every table necessary to be used with the nautical almanac in finding the latitude and longitude ... plane and spherical trigonometry, navigation, nautical astronomy
.. Vol.1 / by Thomas Kerigan.-- London : Baldwin and Cradock, Parbury, Allen, and Co. and J.W. Norie, 1828.-- xxxvi, 720 p. : 1 ill. ; 25cm

The spine is almost unreadable, but seems to say, simply: "Nautical Astronomy: vol I"

Contents are navigation tables with explanatory materials and a long preface, so I don't think this can be Kerigan's other 1828 book: The Young Navigator's Guide to the siderial and planetary parts of Nautical Astronomy ... To which is prefixed the description and use of a new celestial planisphere. / [KERIGAN, Thomas.].-- Second edition, corrected..-- London, 1828.-- 8ยบ

£450 at our shop at 188 Mill Road in Cambridge.

Also listed on eBay









Dedication by Kerigan on 2nd page