CAMDEN LOCK BOOKS
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I have owned Camden Lock Books since 1984 & list uncommon, in demand and hard to find books. My book expertise came with many years as Chairman of London P.B.F.A. & exhibiting at bookfairs.
My name is Jason Burley. I learnt the trade as a bookdealer at the former Francis Edwards Ltd. 84 Marylebone High Street, London W1 as a teenager, working alongside the late Alan Mitchell, Reg Remington, Anthony Gilbert and Clive Farahar (expert on books and manuscripts on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, which he joined in 1986). In 1984 I opened my own independent bookshop in Camden, London NW1. In 2002 I opened a bookshop premises in Old Street, London EC1 and in 2015 I opened Burley Fisher Books, my current bookshop, in Haggerston E4. I was chairman of the PBFA (London) for over four years and exhibited at the monthly Russell Hotel, London PBFA Bookfairs for about fifteen years alongside Bernard Shaphero, Jarndyce Books, Blackwell's Rare Books, Jean Hedger, M.E. Korn, Robert Frew, Sotherans and many others. Under my chairmanship, the PBFA (London) founded and established specialist bookfairs (Military, Travel, Art, Children's books) in London. I now focus on cataloguing books online, while my partner, Sam Fisher, runs the bookshop selling new and secondhand books with a permanent staff of four bookdealers. I retired from bookfairs & the PBFA in about 2000, and engaged with internet bookselling directly through my own website. I have recently updated my website for making my books available for purchase and am busy loading new material onto it daily. IOBA provides an additional layer of confidence to potential clients wanting to buy expensive books from me online, people who have not met me or bought books from me in the past and do not therefore personally know who I am. I would always be delighted to meet you by appointment at my central London rare book-room at home or my bookshop, Burley Fisher Books.
Danger 66,000 Volts TGM 0038 Submission Stage 2 Rem Koolhaas/Office for Metropolitan Architecture
A Thelemic Tarot Baphomet Publishing 1977
222 year old embroidered Royal binding
OVER 100 HAND-COLOURED AQUATINT COSTUME PLATES FROM 1814
AN ALMANACK FOR The Year of our Lord God, 1679. John Goldsmith. >>WONDERFULLY ANNOTATED<<
Title: AN ALMANACK FOR The Year of our Lord God, ...
Publisher: London:Printed by Mary Clark, for the Company of Stationers.
Publication Date: 1679
Book Condition: Very Good
24, unnumbered blank pages (interesting contemporary hand written account entries, some dated ); [Printed pages of calendar are interspersed with blanks] pages -: alternates between 2 printed (Title-page and calendar printed in red & black) & 2 blank pages (title within double-lined border). Further 28 unnumbered blank pages (page 7/8 at rear, is torn with small loss; many more contemporary hand written pages). Possibly some blank pages may be missing but definite evidence of any such fault. 2 letterpress woodcut text vignette illustrations. Pages are age-toned, stained & thumbed, & some corners creased. An unidentified dried pressed (hairy) leaf inside almanac. 10.75 x 6 cm. Original titled & dated sheepskin binding, complete with folding flap (to keep it closed & protected). Wonderfully tactile wrinkles & patination from 342 years of gentle handling and pockets. Age related wear includes rubbed and slightly worn corners, cracking along flap & hinges; fading from original olive-green colour still seen inside front & back covers. Wear to front & rear paste-down endpapers. Printed contents: Monthly calendar (opposite January is written, Hear God and honour the King ). Includes times of high water at London Bridge, the weather ( white hoary frost ), phases of the moon, election written by hand on 21st February 1679 [In 1679 Robert Peyton was elected Knight of the Shire of Middlesex with Sir William Roberts as the 2nd member of parliament], equinoxes, saints days, Ember week on 13th March, fairs, quarter days, days of Christian religious celebration, birthday of royalty ( K.Char.ii.N [ N ee/ born] 30th May, astrological signs, term dates. Plain table shewing beginning & end of the Reign of all Kings & Queens of England since Conquest, to this present year, 1679 . Dominion of Moon in Mans Body, under the 12. Zodiacal Constellations . Twelve Signs of Zodiack . Compendious Chronology . Plain Table, shewing interest of money from five shillings to 100 pounds for a year or under, after rate of 6 per Cent . Use of foregoing Tables for Purchase of Leases, &c . Catalogue of the most Reverend, Right Reverend, & reverend Archbishops, Bishops & Deans of Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in England . Names of several Learned Judges of Law, in his Majesties four Grand Courts of Record . A Table of Terms . Geographical Description of Wales". Names of principal Fairs in England & Wales . Brief Notes for Computation of Expences . To know time of day by your hand . Contemporary ink hand written entries include: "James Tillyer July 9th 1679. Iron works for a cart and wheels weighed 4 bushell a half and ten pounds . cow leases 1765. Lord Uxbridge 4 bullocks.Child 1 bulluck leeses.at Harmondsworth. Parsonage £134. Doust lodge £66, 13s & 4p. . Lord Pagett £146 [Henry Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge (1663 -1743), of Beaudesert, Staffordshire, and West Drayton, Middlesex, was a British landowner and Tory MP from 1695- 1712 when he was raised to the peerage as Baron Burton as one of Harley's Dozen. He was a Hanoverian Tory, supportive of the Hanoverian Succession] . The Lord s lands at Drayton: .Church Hoas £7. Stable House £20. Great Brickhill £19. . Little Brickhill £6. Great Benty £14 .£189 [total] . Take half a pound of ffiggs and slice them, half a pound of Rasons of the Sunn & stone them. Six.of oates. Heate an ounce of Lirkowish and half an ounce of Anniseed & boyle all these in three quarts of the strongest ale till it comes to two quarts and take and drink of it half a pint mornings & evenings . " For the Minister of the Parish of Westbury in the County of Middx. And the Church Wardens & Overseers . of said Parish, I hereby.". George Batt His book December 31 1794 . Goldsmith published his almanac from 1661 [printed R.White] until early 19th century. Most editions uncommon; of 1679 issue WorldCat lists only 3 copies worldwide, 1 in UK. Rare contemporary insights into Stuart rural economy.
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN. FAIRY TALES. 12 LARGE DESIGNS IN COLOUR BY Eleanor Vere Boyle.
Gideon Harvey The city remembrancer: being historical narratives of the great plague at London, 1665
Hand-coloured copper engraving (1819) from the GRANDEST BOOK of VIEWS OF CONSTANTINOPLE.
JOHANN LEONHARD FRISCH 1712 Nouveau dictionnaire des passagers françois-allemand + allemand-françois
WILLIAMS (Samuel Wells) . Narrative of the American Embassy to Peking, in July, 1859
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Jason Burley, Camden Lock Books, IOBA
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