Thornton's Bookshop
( W A & J S Meeuws ) ( ABA, BA, ILAB )
Established in Oxford in 1835 -
Member of the ABA since 1907
The Old Barn - Walnut Court - Faringdon, SN7 7JH
Faringdon is a small market town near the Cotswolds,
about 20 miles from Oxford
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Pictures, Manuscripts, Letters

Robert Cruickshank 7 original coloured aquatints, in identical wooden frames behind glass with brass wall hooks in the centres of top and bottom of the frames. Each measures  240 x 180 mm including the frames. 

6 of these have the titles, name of the engraver R. Cruikshank,  Publ. by Sherwood, Jones, and Co., 1824

Text page from the Biblia Latina ( Isaiah ) in French, c. 1290, 61 lines in colours on both sides.140 x 200 mm. Printed on vellum. brown Gothic typeface (textualis) chapter headings in red and blue and coloured decorations in the left margins and between colums. glassine protected , in carton frame  £750

Smith, Edward Herbert ,
Poems,/original / and / translated by E.H. Smith, A.B. Incubent / of Killamarsh.

Manuscript written in ink measuring 189 x 285 mm ] [6] 147 [5] pp., 

The manuscript starts with the index and then with The Philosophic Traveller or a Review of the Globe. A poem, translated from Bruguière de Sorsum, by Edward Herbert Smith. With the translator's preface explaining that he translated this from Le Voyageur , with the exception of the paragraph on Botany Bay, added by himself. Then followed by Argument of the following poem then followed by the translation itself pp. 1-11, the followed by Note on Lapérouse pp. 12-13 and dated at the end of page 13: Caen, Septr, Cheltenham, October 1824. Followed by poems translated from such poets like Desbarreaux (dated Southsea, Oct. 1821) followed by Smith's own poems on pages 15 - 152. The texts are often corrected, crossed out etc. by Smith. 

**Published texts by this author include: Samuel Bochart. Recherches sur la Vie et les Ouvrages de cet Auteur Illustre. Mémoire." by Edward-Herbert Smith (Caen, 1833 ) [ Brugnière, Antoine André Baron de Sorsum ( 1773-1823 ) was general secretary of the war ministry in the Kingdom of Westfalia and personal secetary of King Jérôme Bonaparte. He became a baron of the Empire in 1812. He translated Roderic by Thomas Southern in 1820. Bound in full calf, gilt decorations on treh spine, binding rather worn. Ex libris pasted to inner front board with motto: VIRTUS INCENDIT VIRES.and initials FLS below the coat of arms ) ( Smythe. ?) marbled end papers.  £ 750 

EDWARD VIII, (1894-1972). King of Great Britain and Ireland; later Duke of Windsor.
Signed Photograph Dated Oxford 1914.
Original Photograph Taken By the Oxford Photographers Gillman & Co. Signed Edward and dated Oxford, 1914. and was presented to Mr. Frederick Thornton, the proprietor of our bookshop at the time . the then Prince of Wales was a regular customer of the bookshop. the photograph is presented behind glass in an oak frame headed by a small crown (sl. damaged) and the prince's motto Ick dien. Measurements: 199 x 255 mm inside the frame. With an oak back panel and hinged stand. A very rare early photograph, the prince was 18 years old at the time. After he succeeded his father, King George V, on January 20, 1936. On December 11, 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne, proclaiming to the people of Britain, "I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love." He was never crowned; his reign lasted 325 days. In 1937, Edward was created Duke of Windsor and married Wallis Simpson. Forwarding by DHL only, please ask for details of cost of this. Payment exclusively by bank transfer. credit card orders will be automatically rejected.
£ 975.00