The Gently Mad Book Shop

The Gently Mad Book Shop We sell a good range of antiquarian and collectable titles - we specialise in Children's illustrated books, Natural History, Scottish, History, Field Sport

Just in .....The Stranger in Ireland ; Or a Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of That Country in the Year 1805By Jo...
19/07/2020

Just in .....

The Stranger in Ireland ;
Or a Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of That Country in the Year 1805

By John Carr

London: Richard Phillips, 1806. Hardcover. Recent half-leather binding with gilt to spine. Fine. 4to. xiv, (2), 530pp. plus 6 pages of publisher's ads. Illustrated with an engraved folding aquatint frontispiece, 16 engraved aquatint plates (5 of which are folding) and a wonderful engraved hand-colored map of the Lakes of Killarney. All plates present.

The Gently Mad have lots of lovely French fashion prints dating from 1914, which are mounted in Oxford blue, backed and ...
09/07/2020

The Gently Mad have lots of lovely French fashion prints dating from 1914, which are mounted in Oxford blue, backed and sealed in plastic sleeves ... approx overall size is 14 x 11 inches.

The b&w prints are £30 each / colour ones are £40 each plus shipping costs for anyone interested ... discount available on multiple purchase

The polar cruise print is no longer available, sorry!

Just in ... Signed first edition of The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling ... comes with hologram of authenticity ... very go...
18/10/2019

Just in ... Signed first edition of The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling ... comes with hologram of authenticity ... very good in unclipped dust jacket ... collectors item currently priced at £385.00

Flower Fairy prints by Cicely Mary Barker now available at The Gently Mad
07/05/2019

Flower Fairy prints by Cicely Mary Barker now available at The Gently Mad

A few snaps of our shop by one of our visiting customers
31/10/2018

A few snaps of our shop by one of our visiting customers

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30/10/2018

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27/10/2018

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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, Published by Harrap, 1933. Rebound in Liberty cloth and with Liberty cloth endpapers. O...
12/06/2018

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, Published by Harrap, 1933. Rebound in Liberty cloth and with Liberty cloth endpapers. Our price £85.00. If interested please drop us a lne.

Baz’s latest project from The Gently Mad bindery ... this creation measures 12.5 x 9 cm and is made from just over 100 s...
15/04/2018

Baz’s latest project from The Gently Mad bindery ... this creation measures 12.5 x 9 cm and is made from just over 100 separate leather inlays individually pared thin, stained and cut with precision ... this leather pictorial picture will be inset on to a leather slipcase that will hold the first edition of Mervyn Peake’s edition of Alice in Wonderland ... a similar onlay will be produced for the reverse side of the slipcase ... a huge undertaking but the results speak for themselves ... amazing work Baz!!!

Just in and introducing  . . . The Architects, Surveyors and Engineers' Compendium and Complete CatalogueFourth Annual I...
27/08/2014

Just in and introducing . . .

The Architects, Surveyors and Engineers' Compendium and Complete Catalogue

Fourth Annual Issue, 1890

Edited by John Edward Sears

Published by Compendium Publishing Company, 1890. Large Hardback (4to). Green cloth with blind titling to upper board and gilt title to spine. 674 pages + ii. Overflowing with illustrations of all that one required for state-of-the art construction in the fin-de-siecle period of Victorian England. Illustrated using Commercial photo-repdoduction process, colour lithography, and lithography. Some fold-out plates.

Very good condition and scarce as hens teeth,

PRICE: £525.00

Just arrived and available to buy . . . . Around the World on a Bicycle : From Terehan to YokohamaWritten by Thomas Stev...
27/08/2014

Just arrived and available to buy . . . .

Around the World on a Bicycle : From Terehan to Yokohama

Written by Thomas Stevens

Published by Sampson, Low, Marston etc, London, 1888.

Scarce First UK Edition. Hardback book with pictorial cover and gilt titles. 477 pages. Illustrated with b&w drawings.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOOK
Thomas Stevens left Oakland, California in 1884 on a Columbia Standard (that is a model with an oversized front wheel) and became the first person to pedal around the world. It took him two years, and when he was done he wrote this book about his adventure.

Good condition with small amount of bubbling to cloth and a little fading to cloth at top front corner - pages good throughout.

PRICE: £385.00

How to Find Your Way in the AirBy C W Fergusonpublished by Isaac Pitman, london, 1942. hardback book with dust jacket. 8...
21/08/2014

How to Find Your Way in the Air

By C W Ferguson

published by Isaac Pitman, london, 1942. hardback book with dust jacket. 88 pages. illustrated.

Armed with this book, a map, a protractor, and a proportion calculator, the beginner can map out imaginary flights long before ever attempting to learn to fly, and will never regret the time and small cost spent thereon.

Good clean condition.

Price: £28.00

Just in . . . .Practical Electric Light FittingA treatise on the wiring and fitting up of buildings deriving current fro...
21/08/2014

Just in . . . .

Practical Electric Light Fitting
A treatise on the wiring and fitting up of buildings deriving current from central station mains, and the laying down of private installations including the latest edition of the Phoenix fire office rules.

By F C Allsop

Published by Whittaker & co., Paternoster Square, London, 1892. Scarce First Edition. Hardback binding in publisher's original navy cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and the upper panel. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. [xv] 270pp + [40 pages of Whittaker's catalogue and Index] . 224 monochrome illustrations throughout, three folding plans.

This book was published just 5 years after Edison made the first public demonstration of his incandescent light bulb on December 31, 1879, in Menlo Park. It was during this time that he said: "We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles."

Good codition

Price :£85.00

Lilliput Lyrics. By W B Rand. Edited by R Brimley Johnson. Illustrated by Charles Robinson. Published by John Lane The B...
20/08/2014

Lilliput Lyrics. By W B Rand. Edited by R Brimley Johnson. Illustrated by Charles Robinson.

Published by John Lane The Bodley Head, London & New York, 1899. First Edition. Pictorial upper board and spine with gilt titles, illustrated endpapers, colour frontis and title page, profusely illustrated with b&w drawings by Charles Robinson, 330 pages. 8vo - Good Condition throughout.

Price: £85.00 - SOLD

The Works of D. Jonathan Swift :1743 - -  This sale is for Volume III only, containing Travels into Several Remote Natio...
14/08/2014

The Works of D. Jonathan Swift :1743 - - This sale is for Volume III only, containing Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World ; In Four Parts:

I. A Voyage to Lilliput,
II. A Votage to Brobdingnag.
III. A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnag, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan.
IV. A voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms -

By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain, of Several Ships.

Dublin Printed, and Edinburgh Reprinted for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour ..... undated but known to be 1743. Recently been rebound in full leather by The Gently Mad in a typical 18th century style. Green spine label. viii, viii + 301pp. All contents complete. Swift's original telling of Gulliver's Travels. Good Condition.

Price: £225.00

American Wild Flowers in their Native Haunts. With Twenty Plates of Plants Carefully Coloured After Nature; and Landscap...
13/08/2014

American Wild Flowers in their Native Haunts.
With Twenty Plates of Plants Carefully Coloured After Nature; and Landscape Views of Their Localities from Drawings on the Spot

by E. Whitfield. By Emma C Embury.

D. Appleton & Co. Philadelphia 1845. First Edition. 256pp. All edges gilt. Beautiful full leather binding in sumptous chieftain goatskin with gilt decoration and silk marker. Bond at The Gently Mad

Price: £650.00

The Animal Kingdom. Arranged According to its Organization. Serving as a Foundation for the Natural History of Animals a...
13/08/2014

The Animal Kingdom.
Arranged According to its Organization. Serving as a Foundation for the Natural History of Animals and an Introduction to Comparative Anatomy.

by Baron Cuvier.

With Figures Designed After Nature: the Crustacea Arachnides & Insecta by M. Latreille.

London: G Henderson, 1834-7. First Edition Complete in Eight Volumes. 4 volumes of text and 4 volumes of hand-coloured plates). Recent quarter leather bindings with cloth sides. Plain endpapers. pp 380 , 412, 472, 544, - the four volumes of plates are unpaginated. 4 black and white engraved portraits, 42 black and white plates (8 folding), and 711 hand coloured plates. The printed title pages of the text volumes are dated 1834 or 1836, the plate volum£1es have an engraved title page dated 1837, followed by a table of contents to the plates

Rebound by The Gently Mad

Price: £1,200 - NOW SOLD!!

The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes Edited by Walter Jerrold.  Illustrated By Charles Robinson. Published by Blackie & Son, L...
12/08/2014

The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes

Edited by Walter Jerrold. Illustrated By Charles Robinson.

Published by Blackie & Son, London, not dated but known to be 1903 (see COPAC for details). 4to. Hardback book with gilt decoration to upper board and spine. 320 pp. 8 full-page colour plates and 12 two-colour illustrations, all present. Close to 300 nursery rhymes are entailed in this wonderful edition. Illustrated with full-page color, and in-text drawings by Charles Robinson. Good Condition.

Price: £145.00

A Historical Account of the Belief in Witchcraft in ScotlandBy Charles Kirkpatrick SharpePublished by Hamilton, Adams, &...
12/08/2014

A Historical Account of the Belief in Witchcraft in Scotland

By Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe

Published by Hamilton, Adams, & co, London and Thomas D Morison, Glasgow, 1884. First Edition. Hardback book, red cloth, paper title label. 268pp + 4 pages of adverts at the rear. Good Condition with worn spine title piece (spine label).

Price: £100.00

Green Willow and other Japanese Fairy Talesby Grace James - Illustrated by Warwick GobleLondon: Macmillan & Co, 1923. Fi...
12/08/2014

Green Willow and other Japanese Fairy Tales

by Grace James - Illustrated by Warwick Goble

London: Macmillan & Co, 1923. First Medium 8vo Edition. First Thus. 16 wonderful colour plates by Warwick Goble. 232 pages. Beautiful full leather decorative binding, handstained nigerian goat leather (black over scarlet) with blind tooling to both baords and spine, black title label with gilt, grey endpapers. Bound by The Gently Mad.

These tales and legends have been collected from many sources. Some of them have been selected from the Record of Ancient Matters, which contains the mythology of Japan. Many are told from memory, being relics of childish days, originally heard from the lips of a school fellow or nurse. Certain of them form favorite subjects for representation on the Japanese stage.

Price: £245.00

The Philosophy of Wiitchraft by J Mitchell and Jn. DickiePublished Paisley: Murray and Stewart, 1839. First Edition. Rec...
12/08/2014

The Philosophy of Wiitchraft

by J Mitchell and Jn. Dickie

Published Paisley: Murray and Stewart, 1839. First Edition. Recent full leather binding. Deep purple Indian goatskin with blind tooling to boards and gilt title direct to spine. 424 pages. With one illustration to the last page of the book showing Maggie Lang's Snuff Mill.

Rebound by The Gently Mad - full leather with gilt title and blind tooling.

Price: £165.00

Here we have a very scarce title - Teutonic Mythology by Jacob Grimm.(The Brothers Grimm) - Complete in 4 volumes - 1883...
12/08/2014

Here we have a very scarce title - Teutonic Mythology by Jacob Grimm.(The Brothers Grimm) - Complete in 4 volumes - 1883 - 1888

Ground-breaking work on these popular German tales, compiled by one of the "Grimm Brothers," the pioneers of German folk and fairy tales. The first edition of "Deutsche Mythologie" (German/Teutonic Mythology) appeared in 1835. This great work traced the mythology and superstitions of the old Teutons back to their beginnings and followed their evolution through modern-day popular traditions, tales and expressions. Translated into English by James Steven Stallybrass.

Rebound by The Gently Mad . . half leather, paper-covered boards, and orange title pieces.

Price: £850.00

Gulliver's Travels, illustrated by Arthur Rackham. First Thus. Published by J M Dent, 1909. Lovely clean condition throu...
12/08/2014

Gulliver's Travels, illustrated by Arthur Rackham. First Thus. Published by J M Dent, 1909. Lovely clean condition throughout.

Price: £165.00

Just in . . . . A Third Printing of 'Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians' by Woislav M. Petrovitch et al. in Very Goo...
12/08/2014

Just in . . . . A Third Printing of 'Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians' by Woislav M. Petrovitch et al. in Very Good condition published by George G. Harrap & Co in 1921.

Price : £60.00

The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories by Hans Christian Andersen. Published circa 1890. Lovely pictorial upper board and s...
12/08/2014

The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories by Hans Christian Andersen. Published circa 1890. Lovely pictorial upper board and spine. 4 B&W plates.

Price: £120.00

2 volume hardback set of Nansen's Farthest North describing North Pole expedition and exploration. This set was publishe...
12/08/2014

2 volume hardback set of Nansen's Farthest North describing North Pole expedition and exploration. This set was published in 1898.

Price: £125.00

Just in . . . The elements of Land Surveying designed principally for the use of Schools and Students by A Crocker. Four...
12/08/2014

Just in . . . The elements of Land Surveying designed principally for the use of Schools and Students
by A Crocker.

Fourth Edition London 1817, Contemporary full leather binding. 304 pages, measures 111mm x 182mm, plates collated complete includes 2 folding plans.

Price £90.00

Just in . . Edinburgh Almanack 1826, Embracing a Minute and Comprehensive Development of their Ecclesiastical, Municipal...
12/08/2014

Just in . . Edinburgh Almanack 1826, Embracing a Minute and Comprehensive Development of their Ecclesiastical, Municipal, Literary, and Charitable Institutions, Public Buildings, Improvements, Remarkable Events &c.-Chronologically Arranged.A.C.320-A.D.1839.

Oliver & Boyd, 1826. First Edition. 478pp. 8vo, Contemporary calf with gilt date to spine. Good Condition. - £75.00

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Thank you for letting me take some photos on Friday