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399 The Kedge-Anchor ; or Young Sailors' Assistant - Brady, William, Sailing master, U.S.N.
Price : £50.00 Publisher : New York: R.L.Shaw; London;:Trubner & Co. Binding : Hard
The ninth edition of 1857. We have had this volume rebacked, with the original cloth spine (rather dulled) laid on and embossed cloth-covered boards re-used.Now a good solid job again.The early pages have a brown-stained area entering from the top of the spine, three leaves have been mended with archival tissue. Foxing is extensive throughout. A tipped in letter describes the mariner (1848-1928) to whom the book belonged, and the ship he joined at South Shields in 1869.Despite the faults described, this is now a serviceable and acceptable copy of this most informative aND Graphic work.
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4266 The Kiddies Annual - [None]
Price : £12.00 Publisher : London: Epworth Press Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp240. Illustrated board cover (boy and girl putting radio headset on a white dog) with blue ribbon spine (title print still good). End of spine bumped. Wear about edges of boards and bumping at corners. Colour frontispiece (by Louis Wain) and three other colour plates (1 by Gordon Richardson). "Paul" has written his name in pencil on the title page. Many two colour illustrations throughout. Principle authors Bertha Leonard and Kathleen Harke. Overall more VG than G.
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5644 The King of Terrors - Bloch, Robert
Price : £20.00 Publisher : Mysterious Press Published : 1977 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Book in very good condition in a very good dustjacket, with some wear and rubbing, and a little edgecreasing/chipping. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions. 202 pages.
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3175 The King of the Peak: A Romance (Three Volumes) - [Bennett, William]
Price : £450.00 Publisher : London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown Published : 1823 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Very rare early 19th century three-decker novel. 12mo. Only 750 copies printed. In the original publisher's boards, with paper label to spine. The books have been restored, text-blocks re-sown, and new endpapers added. Two-thirds of the paper to the rear board of volume III is missing, and all the original labels are worn and chipped. Cloth to the front joint of volume I repaired. Half-title present in all 3 volumes. Internally there is some age-toning to paper, and the occasional foxing and marking, but overall pretty clean. xvi, 333, [2]; 412; 376 pages. Please enquire for any photos. "The scene, as the title imports, is laid in Derbyshire, and the time is the age of England’s glory,—the reign of our maiden queen. The hero, Edward Stanley, is of the rabid species." (from the Monthly Review, 2nd ser. 102 (Oct 1823): 210–12)
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1472 The Kingdom Under the Sea and other stories - Aiken, Joan (illus. Jan Pienkowski)
Price : £75.00 Publisher : Jonathan Cape Published : 1971 Edition : 3rd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine Jacket : J
Fine/VG. Dark green cloth, gilt title to spine and illustration to front cover, decorated endpapers, 104pp. Light green illustrated dust jacket. East European folk tales with beautiful black silhouette illustrations by Jan Pienkowski throughout, mostly interspersed with text on white background, but nine on marbled colour background; each story starts with an 'illuminated capital' in colour. Dust jacket has very light foxing. Altogether a beautiful book.
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531 The Kittens' ABC - Newberry, Clare Turlay
Price : £25.00 Publisher : London: Hamish Hamilton Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
VG+/VG. Undated. Red cloth, blue/green title to front cover, pictorial dust jacket. 1" tear at bottom front edge of dust jacket. ABC rhymes with charming colour illustrations of kittens.
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1917 The Koran: or, Alcoran of Mohammed; Enriched with Numerous Explanatory Notes; Various Readings from savary's Version of the Koran; and a Valuable Preliminary Discourse on the Religious and Political Condition of the Arabs Before the Days of Mohammed. - Sale, George
Price : £50.00 Publisher : William Tegg Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
Undated, C.1875. 1 folding frontis, 3 plates of geneaologies and 1 map at rear. (xvi)+ 516pp.
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5406 The Krug Collection of Glass: Four Volumes - [None]
Price : £50.00 Publisher : Sotheby Parke Bernet Published : 1981 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Quarto. Part I, pp185: auction date 7 Aug 1981. Part II, pp169, 7 Dec 1981. Part III, pp92 + estimates, conditions, 15 Nov 1982. Part IV, pp150 + estimates, conditions, 14 Mar 1983. Illustrated green cloth bindings with black lettering. Colour photograph on each DW. Each DW shows a remarkably symmetrical fading of the spine. Internally, BW and colour plates. Please check postage due to weight.
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4666 The Lamp of Love - A. O. Peacock
Price : £25.00 Publisher : London/Derby: Bemrose and Sons Published : 1908 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good
pp38. Green card binding with ovoid plate tipped on (illustration by author of child with lamp), black lettering. Some bumping to corners. Spotting to pages. Six stories. Derbyshire interest.
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7967 The Land-Leaguers: A New Edition - Trollope, Anthony
Price : £250.00 Publisher : London: Chatto and Windus Published : 1884 Edition : 2nd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
pp304 + publisher's announcements before and after the text. 8vo. Recently rebound in maroon, keeping original cloth front cover. New endpapers. A very attractive work for the Trollopian, and for anyone interested in Irish life of the period (the 1850s). Photographs available on request.
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1465 The Last Letter Home - Moberg, Vilhelm (transl. by Gustaf Lannestock)
Price : £25.00 Publisher : Albert Bonniers Forlag Binding : Hard Condition : Fine Jacket : No Jacket
Dark red cloth, gilt title to spine, 383pp. Lacks dust jacket. Novel by Swedish author of The Emigrants and Unto a Good Land.
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1213 The Law of Rivers and Watercourses - Wisdom, A.S. , Solicitor
Price : £40.00 Publisher : London: Shaw & Sons Ltd. Published : 1976 Edition : 3rd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine Jacket : J
LXVI + 396 pages in polished green cloth, handsome gilt titling, dustwrapper with Bewick print. A long and detailed and historical and case-supported explanation of just how far legal and natural rights can diverge in a busy, crowded and wealthy country! A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper.
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5515 The Lawn Tennis Championships Upon the Lawns of the All England Club Wimbledon - 31 issues from 1960 - 1975. Official Programme - [None]
Price : £35.00 Published : 1960 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good
31 issues of the official programme for Wimbledon between Wednesday 22nd June (3rd day) and Saturday 28th June 1975 (sixth day). 1960 - 1 day, 1961 2 days, 1962 2 days, 1963 1, 1964 5 days, 1965 2 days, 1966 2 days, 1967 1 day, 1968 2 days, 1969 1 day, 1970 4 days, 1971 2 days, 1972 2 days, 1973 1 day, 1974 2 days, 1975 1 day. Four programmes have loose covers, the rest are VG to Fine. Please contact us for full postage details of this heavy item.
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1273 The Lay of the Poor Fiddler, a Parody on the Lay of the Last Minstrel with Notes and Illustrations - An Admirer of Walter Scott (John Roby? says B.L.Catologue)
Price : £100.00 Publisher : London: B. and R. Crosby & Co. Published : 1814 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
Binding size 4.25 X 7 inches;168 pp., no endpapers, gatherings signed as a quarto printing. Case is buff-rose sugar paper on boards, printed as title page plus a border. Repaired with part of an early nineteenth century print; turquoise paper with Bewick-type vignette and curious epitaphs enclosed in a border. The parody itself is preceeded by a lengthy prologue and followed by even lengthier notes. A worn but atmospheric item.
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7783 The Leavetaking - McGahern, John
Price : £150.00 Publisher : Faber & Faber Published : 1974 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Book in very good condition in a very good unclipped dustjacket, with wear and rubbing, some chipping/creasing to edges and couple of small closed tears. Internally clean, previous owner's name and date acquired to top of ffe, binding is firm. 'New Fiction Society' sticker to bottom of jacket spine. Light dust soiling to top edge of textblock. Paper beginning to brown at edges. 195 pages.
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5129 The Legendary Lore of the Holy Wells of England; including Rivers, Lakes, Fountains, and Springs; Copiously illustrated by curious original woodcuts - Hope, Robert Charles
Price : £80.00 Publisher : London: Elliot Stock Published : 1893 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good
pp222. Octavo. Green cloth quarter bound with contrasting spine. Gilt lettering to spine. PO name written on reverse of FEP with date 1893, and same name inscribed on title page. Irregularly cut pages. BW illustrations. Condition is G-VG.
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3190 The Lentiad; or Peter the Pope and his pioneers the Puseymen - A Beefeater; Rearranged by John Allan
Price : £45.00 Publisher : London: Freeman Published : 1863 Edition : 2nd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp396. Uncut pages from p75. First few leaves heavily foxed. Brown cloth cover. Paper label on spine disfigured by wear with some loss. Body VG. A hudibrastic attack on the Pusey-ites and presumably the whole mid-Victorian Oxford movement.
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7116 The Less Deceived: Poems - Larkin, Philip
Price : £120.00 Publisher : Hessle: Marvell Press Published : 1955 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp43. 8vo. Card covers in pink card DW. DW spine and top front 1" faded from pink (symetrically from standing next to a smaller book). Small tears to edges of DW spine at top and bottom. Price 6/- nett. PO name inscribed on FEP. "Absences" page 38 begins "Rain patters on a sea that tilts and sighs" which, correcting "floor that tilts", we believe indicates this is the early-1956 reprinting of the 1st edition. Some pencilled annotations, and tucked in another poem by Larkin dated 1955, "Born Yesterday".
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3374 The Libyan Oil Industry - Frank C. Waddams
Price : £20.00 Publisher : Croom Helm Published : 1980 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine Jacket : J
pp338. Black cloth cover with gold lettering. Mainly yellow DW is fading on spine. PO stamp inside cover and edge of pages.
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1815 The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, his Relatives, Friends, and Enemies . in 2 volumes - Dickens, Charles
Price : £50.00 Publisher : Leipzig: Bernh. Tauchnitz Jun. Published : 1844 Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
Half panelled and decorated leather with red title label and marbled boards ( almost certainly an English binding). Both volumes rubbed and splitting in spine joint where pulled at top. Volume 1 has some loss of red label and four pages loose as they missed the stitching. Otherwise internally very good and strong.The price, we hope, relects the above faults in what remain acceptable/reparable books.
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86 The Life of Beau Brummell - Jesse, Captain
Price : £40.00 Publisher : The Navarre Society Ltd, London, 1927 Published : 1927 Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
2 volumes 8vo, good condition, brown cloth with gilt lettering, some slight fading to both spines and bottom of front board second volume. Twenty coloured plates. Some foxing to front and back endpapers both volumes. Gilt to top edges.
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3419 The Life of Eleanor Marx 1855 - 1898 A Socialist Tragedy - Tsuzuki, Chushichi
Price : £33.00 Publisher : Oxford: Clarendon Press (Oxford University Press) Published : 1967 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
A very good copy in an edge-worn but complete dustjacket, siged "To Edith from Chushichi Tsuzuki". Probably a gift to a friend, the wife of a socialist academic.
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1873 The Life of Mahomet - Muir, Sir William
Price : £100.00 Publisher : Smith, Elder, & Co. Published : 1878 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Rebound with burgundy boards. (xxvii)+ 624pp. Pages a little browned, otherwise a clean, tidy copy.
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4249 The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. including A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides - James Boswll (With Numerous Additions and Notes by John Wilson Croker)
Price : £400.00 Publisher : London: John Murray Published : 1831 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp532 + 571 + 565 + 559 + 551. Vol I full leather binding. Vols II to V half leather binding with marbled board. The pattern and shade of the Vol I spine is slightly different to the other four volumes. Vol I marbled endpapers. Vol II to V grey endpapers. Vol I PO name inscribed second endpaper. Blocked marbled pages. Generally, slight wear to corners and ends of spine. Overall an excellent opportunity to obtain a full set of this edition at a reasonable price.
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3908 The Life of Shelley - Thomas Jefferson Hogg (Intro. Edward Dowden)
Price : £30.00 Publisher : London: Routledge Published : 1906 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp585. Red cloth binding, fading slightly on spine and around edges. Slight bumping to spine ends. BW frontispiece portrait tissue protected.
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4786 The Life of Spencer Compton, Eighth Duke of Devonshire (Two Volume Set) - Holland, Bernard
Price : £60.00 Publisher : London: Longmans Published : 1911 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
Two volume set. Books in good condition in the original cloth, with some wear and rubbing, and some marking to cloth. Bookplate to front pastedowns and remains of label to rear pastedowns mark this as an ex-library set, although there are no other library markings elsewhere. Internally clean, and the bindings are tight. Portrait frontispiece to each volume, 10 other illustrations and a folding map to rear of volume one. 494 pages; 440 pages including index.
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6949 The Life of William Hutton and the History of the Hutton Family - Jewitt, Llewellyn
Price : £40.00 Publisher : London: Frederick Warne & Co. Published : 1872 Edition : 2nd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Part of the Chandos library series. Book has been rebound recently in light brown buckram, new endpapers, with gilt to spine. Inscribed by Jewitt to his daughter Clara. Internally there is some age-toning and foxing to pages, otherwise clean. Portrait frontispiece. 464 pages.
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2129 The Little Neath River Cave - Standing, Newson, Wilkins
Price : £10.00 Publisher : Bristol: University of Bristol Speliological Society Published : 1971 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
14 pp. B/W photographs. Fold-out map. This is the 1988 reprint of the second (1971) report on the Neath Cave system.
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921 The Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1929-1969 - Peel, Sir John , compiled by
Price : £5.00 Publisher : William Heinemann Medical Books Published : 1976 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine
frontispiece+xviii+390pp in maroon cloth, gilt titling and front-board shield and supporters. A near-fine copy.
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7850 The Lives of the Poets - Schmidt, Michael
Price : £33.00 Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson Published : 1998 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Large book in very good condition minor wear and rubbing. Internally clean, signed by the author on the title-page. 939 pages. This is a heavy book which will incur extra overseas postage; please enquire for rates.
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4233 The Local Posts of the Midlands Counties to 1840 (Midland (GB) Postal History Society No 3) - [None]
Price : £40.00 Publisher : Midland (GB) Postal History Society Published : 1993 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good
pp368. Ring bound plastic spine. Yellow card front and rear with clear plastic front sheet. A4 duplicated.
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77 The London Scottish in the Great War - Lindsay, J H, D.S.O. Lt.-Col.
Price : £250.00 Publisher : Regimental Headquarters, London, 1925 Published : 1925 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
'This Edition de Luxe is limited to 200 copies of which this copy is Number 132.'signed by Colonel G.C.K.Clowes and also by Robert Whyte the regiment's sometime commander. A typewritten note is attached by paperclips to frontispiece(has made a hole in margin) and refers to Whyte and to the publication history of the volume. Dark blue boards with gold embossed regimental crest, fading to spine 20 pull out maps and full-page illustrations very good copy
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5563 The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway: 2. Establishment and Growth - J Howard Turner
Price : £20.00 Publisher : London: Batsford Published : 1978 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine Jacket : J
pp xv, 320. Green binding with gilt lettering to spine. DW priceclipped.
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2753 The Longest Journey - E. M. Forster
Price : £350.00 Publisher : Edinburgh: Blackwood Published : 1907 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp360. 1st Edn, presumed 1st printing. Green cloth binding with gold lettering to spine and front (title in double quotes), fading slightly. Smith's impressed stamp top corner fep. Desirable copy. Check our other Forster first editions.
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509 The Loom of Art - Bazin, Germain
Price : £25.00 Publisher : London: Thames and Hudson, 1962 Edition : F Binding : Hard Jacket : J
Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. 442pp, 146 cold plates, 273 b/w plates, 23 line drawings.
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6708 The Lost Childhood and Other Essays - Greene, Graham
Price : £25.00 Publisher : London: Eyre & Spottiswoode Published : 1951 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Book in very good condition in a good unclipped jacket, which has some wear and rubbing. Chipping to head and tail of jacket spine panel, and a couple of small closed tears to edges. Internally clean, previous owner's signature to front free endpaper.
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6665 The Love Story of Thomas Davis told in the Letters of Annie Hutton - Hone, Joseph
Price : £125.00 Publisher : Dublin: The Cuala Press Published : 1945 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Scarce limited edition book, No. 168 of 250 copies for sale. Book in very good condition in cloth-backed paper boards, with some light fading and wear,some bumping to corners. Retains its original glassine jacket which is very worn and has a good deal of loss to edges. 18 pages.
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4252 The Lovers AND Margaret: A Poetical Excercise - Raymond E. Negus
Price : £40.00 Publisher : Erskine Macdonald Published : 1917 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine
Bound together are The Lovers (1917) and Margaret (1918). Half bound. Inside the front cover is inscribed "To a very gracious Lady, with the author's most respectful compliments Christmas 1926". Raymond E Negus was a lawyer who specialised in international trade law, but also contributed to at least one of Gertrude Jeckyll's gardening books. Line 6 of "To Margaret" (page 19) misuses the omissive apostrophe in "it's", as the sense requires "its".
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1429 The Lower Peninsula of Michigan: An Inventory of Historic Engineering and Industrial Sites - Hyde, Charles K (director)
Price : £10.00 Publisher : Historic American Engineering Record Published : 1976 Binding : Soft Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
Red/white soft cover, picture to front, 322pp. Many b/w illustrations.
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6597 The Lure of Freemasonry - Johnson, W Bro The Rev Joseph (fFwd Joseph Fort Newton)
Price : £15.00 Publisher : London: Masonic Record Published : 1936 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp164 + pp2 advertisements. Octavo. Grey cloth binding with blue lettering to front and spine, fading on spine.
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3243 The Macleay Memorial Volume - J J Fletcher (Ed.)
Price : £40.00 Publisher : Linnean Society of New South Wales Published : 1893 Binding : Hard Condition : Good
pp 308. Plates numbered 1 to 42, number 28 missing (query: is this missing in all?). Tipped in frontispiece photograph of William Macleay. This appears to have been unbound at some time, and is now in a yellow card cover printed with a facsimile of the title page. (This is not a facsimile). Pages are rough cut.
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7956 The Magistrates of the Roman Republic (Two Volumes) - Broughton, T. Robert S.
Price : £300.00 Publisher : American Philological Asssociation Published : 1954 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Two volume set, volume one is a reprint from 1954, volume two is a first edition from 1952. Books in very good condition in the original cloth, with some wear and rubbing, especially to head and tail of spines. Internally clean, previous owner's initials to ffe, bindings tight. Vol.1: 588 pages; Vol.2: 647 pages + 90 page supplement. Heavy set which will incur extra overseas postage; please enquire for rates.
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70 The Manufacture of Leather - Davis, Charles Thomas
Price : £70.00 Publisher : Henry Carey Baird & Co, Philadelphia, 1897 Published : 1897 Binding : Hard Condition : Good
2nd edition illustrated and 12 samples dyed leather dark red cloth exposed under endpapers at hinges but still strong, some wear top and bottom of spine and hinges -stamp of Mr. James Hudson, Leather Merchant, Bridge St. Burnley. Page edges darkened otherwise a very good copy.
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4171 The Mark of the Broad Arrow, or the life of a convict - Convict 77 [Ex lib Sydney Dernley]
Price : £150.00 Publisher : London: Everett Published : 1903 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good
pp302 + bound in catalogue + press impressions. Brown illustrated cloth binding. Spine ends heaily bumped. Last pages not properly cut. Spotting to end papers. Bears Sydney Dernley's bookplate inside front cover. Scarthin Books acquired the library of Sydney Dernley, Britain's last surviving hangman. Check our stock for other items from his library of criminology, mostly bearing his bookplate.
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1997 The Markova-Dolin Ballet Souvenir Programme Coronation Season 1937 - [None]
Price : £15.00 Publisher : Vivian van Damm Productions Ltd. Published : 1937 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Good
Large format souvenir programme, 40 (un-numbered) pages of art paper featuring spectacular half-tone photographs of artists and ballet scenes, with many names of cast, musicians and other staff. Bound by two rivets into externally plain gilt-covered card covers, the latter edge-worn and creased, the contents very good apart from some foxing of pages 1 and 40.
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2820 The Marquis of Carabas - Rafael Sabatini
Price : £40.00 Publisher : Hutchinson Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp384. Price has publisher's overstamp: "5/- Including Extra War Costs". DJ in protective plastic wallet. Dust staining to top of pages.
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4905 The Marvels of the Heavens - Camille Flammarion (Trans Mrs Norman Lockyer)
Price : £40.00 Publisher : London: Richard Bentley Published : 1872 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp289. Red cloth cover with gilt lettering (spine slightly grubby and ends rubbed). Colour frontispiece. 48 illustrations. "Third thousand" so not 1st Edn, 1st imprint. Along with the then latest scientific knowledge on the Moon, planets, Sun and comets, Flammarion quotes some poetry which Mrs Lockyer leaves in the demure original latin and french.
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2499 The Masks of Spain - Gibbs, Henry
Price : £15.00 Publisher : London: Frederick Muller Published : 1955 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp214. 8vo. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine, fading slightly, in illustrated DW (torn at edges, piece missing from end of spine). Gibbs had reported on the Spanish Civil War, he returned twenty years later to report on the situation in Spain and Morocco - this is his account.
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1393 the Master of the House - Hall, Radclyffe
Price : £22.00 Publisher : Jonathan Cape Published : 1932 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
A very good copy of the first trade edition (light endpaper foxing) in a nearly complete dustkacket - quarter-inch losses at head and foot of (darkened) spine, couple of tears.
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2511 The Materials of Medieval Painting - Thompson, Daniel V.
Price : £20.00 Publisher : London: George Allen Published : 1936 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Book in very good condition in a good dustjacket, with some wear and rubbing, creasing/chipping to edges. Internally clean, bookplate to front pastedown, binding tight. 239 pages.
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68 The Meaning of Relativity: Four lectures delivered at Princeton University May 1921 With Four Diagrams - Einstein, Albert (Trans: E P Adams)
Price : £300.00 Publisher : London: Methuen Published : 1924 Edition : 2nd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp123 including index. 8vo. Brown cloth binding with dark lettering to spine in grey DW (now in protective wrap). Wear showing on edge of DW spine, also DW spine grubby, and dirty thumbmark to right of "Relativity" on cover, similar but smaller stain on edge of page 101. Edges of pages grubby. Internally tight and clean otherwise. Volume definitely VG+ overall. "Four diagrams" refers to four figures within text.
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630 The Mediaeval Woodwork of Manchester Cathedral - Hudson, Henry A
Price : £120.00 Publisher : Manchester: Sherratt & Hughes, 1924 Edition : F Binding : Hard
VG. Blue cloth, bevelled boards, gilt titling to spine and front cover, top edge gilt, xix + 227pp. 56 b/w plates, 46 figures. Some light foxing. Spine faded and corners lightly bumped.
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5016 The Mercurial Chemist: A Life of Sir Humphry Davy - Treneer, Anne
Price : £18.00 Publisher : London: Methuen & Co. Ltd Published : 1963 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Book in very good condition in a dustjacket which has wear and rubbing. Edge chipping and creasing, with the rear panel repaired and some edge loss. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions, binding is tight. binding is tight. Illustrated. 264 pages.
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2622 The Merry-Go-Round Volume 2 1924-5 - Rose Fyleman (ed.)
Price : £100.00 Publisher : Oxford: Blackwell Published : 1925 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp 480. The 12 monthly parts have been bound into the publisher's loose-left binder with draw-cords still intact. A previous owner's bookplatre on inside cover has been placed over the binding instructions. Some later illustrations have been hand-coloured. Authors include Eleanor Farjeon and Walter de la Mare.
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643 The Messiah Full Score including Mozart's Additional Accompaniments - Handel
Price : £45.00 Publisher : Novello Binding : Hard
Conductor's score, about 14 by ten inches in a heavily embossed and gilt decorated High-Victorian red cloth binding. The preliminary poges are letterpress ( or stereotype) but the music pages are from engraved plates, the plate marks evident. Alas, S.J.Oxley ( member of a very musical family) has mad his ownership to obvious in biro on the front free end-paper, and less obviously on the front cover. All edges gilt, the index leaf loose, else VG contents in VG minus cover. We also have a modern full score in Prout's edition. 01629 823272 after 9.30 weekdays, after 12 Sundays.
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4505 The Metaphorical Brain 2 : Neural Networks and Beyond - Arbib, Michael A.
Price : £60.00 Publisher : John Wiley Published : 1989 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Large book in very good condition in a very good dustjacket, with some wear and rubbing. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions. Illustrated throughout with figures in the text. 458 pages. May incur extra postage overseas; please enquire for rates.
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3227 The Microscope in Brewery and Malt-House - C G Matthews and F E Lott
Price : £75.00 Publisher : London: Bemrose Published : 1899 Edition : 2nd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp252. BW frontispiece. 21 plares. 38 woodcuts. Green cloth binding, gold lettering front and spine. Wear on all corners and edges. Marbled end-papers. Neat inscriptions on fep and title page. 2nd fep appears to have been cut out. This second editon carries supplementaty chapters on developments since 1889 (1st ed).
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4927 The Microtomist's Vade-Mecum (Bolles Lee) A handbook of animal and plant microscopic technique 11th Edn - J Bronte Gattenby and H W Beams
Price : £25.00 Publisher : London: J & A Churchill Published : 1950 Edition : 5th or later Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp753 + 6p adverts. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine. PO bookplate and inscription FEP, address stamped on second EP.
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4926 The Microtomist's Vade-Mecum (Bolles Lee) A Handbook of the methods of the animal and plant microscopic anatomy 10th Edition - J Bronte Gatenby and Theophilus S Painter
Price : £25.00 Publisher : London: J and A Churchill Published : 1937 Edition : 5th or later Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp784 + 4p adverts. Blue cloth binding. Crease in cover. PO bookplate on FEP.
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0044 The Middle Way: The Journal of the Buddhist Society - [None]
Price : £10.00 Publisher : Buddhist Society Binding : Soft
We have issue for May 1960, then an almost full run from May 1964 to Feb 2002 (phone to check availability). Price is per year (4 issues). Large discounts for quantity, single issue prices negotiable. Condition generally fine to mint.
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8007 The Midland Line: New Zealand's Trans-Alpine Railway - Churchman, Geoffrey B
Price : £30.00 Publisher : Wellington: Industrial Publishing Published : 1988 Edition : 2nd Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Unpaginated. Folio. Stiff card photographic cover. Text, BW historic and contemporary photographs, colour photographs, facsimile documents; foldout map pasted inside rear cover. This is the second, revised and expanded edition.
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4614 The Mightier Sword - Ursula Bloom
Price : £16.00 Publisher : London: Robert Hale Published : 1966 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp173. Black cloth binding with siler lettering to spine. DW has 'Biro' illustration, worn along top edge. Signed by Ursula Bloom on title page. Endpapers yellowing. An autobiographical examination of her writing life. Check our stock for other Bloom collectables.
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390 The Mind in Disease: Some Conditions cured by Suggestion - Leahy, M.P.
Price : £20.00 Publisher : William Heinemann (Medical Books), 1928 Edition : F Binding : Hard
A sound copy, spine somewhat faded, else "VG", inscribed "Given to me by the author. D. 1.11.33. 2 Carlton Gardens." This book has a Chatsworth staff connection, so "D" will be the 8th. Duke of Devonshire. Second impression.
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5518 The Mineralogy of Derbyshire: with a description of the most interesting mines in the North of England, in Scotland, and in Wales; and an analysis of Mr William's work intitled The Mineral Kingdom; subjoined wiis a glossary of the terms and phrases used by Miners in Derbyshire - John Mawe
Price : £375.00 Publisher : London: William Phillips Published : 1802 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine
pp xv, i (map), 211. Two other plates. 8vo. New leather binding with gilt decoration to corners and gilt lettering on spine. New marbled endpapers. Binding tight. Light browning to pages. P207 bears a probably C20th inscribed note on the glossary. A desirable copy of this classic of Derbyshire mining.
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6998 The Mines of Cardiganshire - Foster-Smirh, J. R.
Price : £15.00 Publisher : Sheffield: Northern Mine Research Society Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
British Mining No. 12. Paperback book in good condition, with some wear and rubbing, and some damage to spine. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions, illustrated throughout. 99 pages.
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6607 The Miscellaneous Works in Prose and Verse of Sir Thomas Overbury - Rimbault, Edward F. (editor)
Price : £15.00 Publisher : London: John Russell Smith Published : 1856 Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
Book in good condition in the original cloth, with wear and chipping to head and tail of spine. Some light fading to cloth. Corners bumped. Part of the Library of Old Authors series. Internally clean, portarait frontispiece of Sir Thomas Overbury.
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4320 The Mode in Footwear: From Antiquity to the Present Day - R Turner Wilcox
Price : £30.00 Publisher : New York: Charles Scribner's Sons Published : 1948 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp190. Black cloth binding with white lettering. DW is worn,with small tears around all edges, small parts missing from front top and bottom. In historical chapters liberally illustrated with pages of shoe designs from each period.
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598 The Modern Boy's New Book of Aircraft - [None]
Price : £35.00 Publisher : London: The Amalgamated Press Ltd Edition : F Binding : Hard
VG-. Illustrated boards, scuffed at edges. Contents page opposite colour frontispiece (may have lost title leaf). Joint at contents page has been neatly repaired with tape. Undated, but pre-WWII (circa 1936). Small tear on page 3. Many stirring illustrations. Previous owner's name inside front cover. Spine has been repaired with blue leatherette tape.
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2823 The Modern Chair: Classics in Production - Clement Meadmore
Price : £30.00 Publisher : Studio Vista Published : 1974 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine Jacket : J
pp191. Approx 9" x 11". DJ in plastic wrapper, has bumping to corners and ends of spine. Includes photographs and original designs. Includes Le Corbusier and Eames. Either a calligraphic PO inscription or a printed inscription inside cover and fep (adds to work in this rare case).
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105 The Modern Practical Angler - Cholmondeley-Pennell, H.
Price : £60.00 Publisher : G. Routledge & Sons Published : 1870 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
First edition, green cloth binding, some foxing otherwise very good. Previous owner's inscription. Illustrated with colour chromolitho frontis of flies and further engravings.
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3680 The Monastery of St. Catherine on Mount Sinai - Paliouras, Athanasios
Price : £30.00 Publisher : Published by St Catherine's Monastery Published : 1985 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Large format book in very good condition in a very good dustjacket, with some wear and rubbing. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions, printed on coated paper, some cockling to paper no doubt due to being kept in less than ideal conditions in the past, binding tight. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour.
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583 The Monster Rupert: A Story and Picture Book with 200 cut-outs in colour - [None]
Price : £120.00 Publisher : London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co Ltd Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine
Near fine copy. Has over 200 coloured figures to cut out plus 5 Rupert stories. Illustrated board covers. 5 Rupert stories.
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5251 The Monthly Reporters' Journal 1887 Volume 13 No 1 - No 12 - James Herbert Ford (Ed.)
Price : £15.00 Published : 1887 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine
pp192. Large 8vo. Rebound by us gorgeously. Half bound in blue buckram with marbled boards (Victoria Hall marbled paper), gilt lettering to spine. Plain, new endpapers. Original marbled edge to text block. Pages browning slightly, but still VG. Apart from titles and index, all is otherwise printed in Pitman shorthand. Search our stock for similar volumes.
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5252 The Monthly Reporters' Magazine 1885-1887 Volume VII No 73 - No 84 - Edward J Nankivell (Ed.)
Price : £15.00 Publisher : London: Reporters' Magazine Published : 1887 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine
pp190. Large 8vo. Rebound by us gorgeously. Half bound in blue buckram with marbled boards (Victoria Hall marbled paper), gilt lettering to spine. Plain, new endpapers. Apart from titles and index, all is otherwise printed in Pitman shorthand. Search our stock for similar volumes.
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5253 The Monthly Reporters' Magazine 1888-1889 Volume IX Sept 1888 - August 1889 - Edward J Nankivell (Ed.)
Price : £15.00 Publisher : London: Reporters' Magazine Published : 1889 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine
pp192. Large 8vo. Rebound by us gorgeously. Half bound in blue buckram with marbled boards (Victoria Hall marbled paper), gilt lettering to spine. Plain, new endpapers. Apart from titles and index, all is otherwise printed in Pitman shorthand. Search our stock for similar volumes.
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4727 The Morality of Punishment - Ewing, A. C.
Price : £35.00 Publisher : London: Kegan Paul, Trench Published : 1929 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
Book in good condition in the original cloth, with some wear and rubbing, marking to rear cover, otherwise this book would be in very good condition. Internally clean, browning to pages, binding tight. 233 pages.
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6026 The Mountain Village - Yeh, Chun-Chan
Price : £30.00 Publisher : London: Sylvan Press Published : 1947 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
First edition, signed by the author on the title-page. Book in very good condition in a very good unclipped dustjacket, with some wear and rubbing, and a little chipping to head and tail of jacket spine. Internally clean, binding tight. 230 pages.
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2263 The Mule - Travis, Lorraine
Price : £22.00 Publisher : London: J.A.Allen Published : 1990 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : As New
A mint copy, in its illustrated laminated boards, signed by the author and with a "compliments" letter on British Mule Society notepaper loosely inserted.
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1770 The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat - Blyton, Enid
Price : £40.00 Publisher : Methuen & Co Ltd, London Published : 1949 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Very good first edition copy with clean grey boards, slight foxing to pages. Dust cover (with film) has slight tear and missing piece on spine.
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8105 The Naming of the Dead : An Inspector Rebus Novel - Rankin, Ian
Price : £18.00 Publisher : Orion Published : 2006 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Near Fine Jacket : J
pp420. 8vo. Black cloth binding with silver lettering to spine. Tipped in signed plate on title page.
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2106 The National Miscellany. A Magazine of General Literature Complete in 4 volumes , 1853 - 1855 - [None]
Price : £60.00 Published : 1853 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good
Four 8vo volumes of around 400 pages each, commenting on a wide variety of subjects, explorations and events - a forerunner of the later Victorian illustrated magazines (this has no illustrations). Bound in royal blue textured cloth with ornate gilt decoration and titles. The binding is strong and sound but the covers have about inch-wide bands of damp-fading, which Backus's bookcloth-cleaner has only partially alleviated, and the spines are dull;some endpapers also damp-stained along the edge, but the text in all 4 volumes is in very good condition. A fairly rare set rescued after a long sojourn "packed up". Please check postage due to weight.
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7722 The Nature of Derbyshire : The Wildlife and Ecology of the County - Elkington, Trevor; Anderson, Penny
Price : £16.00 Publisher : Barracuda Books Published : 1986 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : No Binding Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Book in very good condition in a very good dustjacket, with some wear and rubbing. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions. illustrated throughout. 164 pages.
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2528 The Neo-Platonists: A Study in the History of Hellenism - Thomas Whittaker
Price : £20.00 Publisher : Cambridge University Press Published : 1918 Edition : 2nd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
pp318. Rough-cut pages. Spine and lettering fading. This is "second edition with a supplement on the commentaries of Proclus".
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4628 The Nether World - Gissing, George
Price : £25.00 Publisher : London: Eveleigh Nash and Grayson Published : 1928 Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
Book in good condition, with some wear and rubbing, and fading to spine, some staining to cloth along board edges. Internally there is some foxing, heavy in places, bookplate to pastedown, inscription to ffe, binding tight. 392 pages.
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6557 The Neurocognition of Language - Brown, Colin M. (editor)
Price : £40.00 Publisher : Oxford University Press Published : 1999 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Book in very good condition in a very good dustjacket, with some wear and rubbing. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptiions, binding tight. Illustrated. 409 pages.
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5081 The New Collotype Album of Picturesque Views (Marple Hall, Cheshire and Environs) - Christopher Isherwood Interest
Price : £60.00 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good
A cream printed cover (yellowing; title: "The New Collotype Album of Picturesque Views"), is wrapped about grey card pages onto which are tipped BW collotypes (photographs), labelled: "Marple Hall", "The Roman Bridge", "All Saints Church", "The Old Toll-Bar, Dan Bank", "On the Goyt, Windybottom", "Clock Tower, Marple Hall", "The Locks", "The Flood Gates", "The Aqueduct", "The Wier (sic), "Marple Bridge", "The Watermeetings, Compstall", "St Paul's, Compstall". Period is late Victorian by the dress of the children by the Goyt. This was Christopher Isherwood's family home and William Morris also worked locally.
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4466 The New English Bible - [None]
Price : £10.00 Publisher : Oxford Cambridge Published : 1970 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : As New
ppxxi+1166+ix+336. Red plasticised dustjacket. Gold blocked. Includes sewn-in ribbon bookmark. The first edition of The New English Bible which brought together the Old and New Testaments.
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5330 The New jerusalem - G K Chesteron
Price : £16.00 Publisher : London: Hodder and Stoughton Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp x + 304. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine. Slight wear to ends of spine and other extremities. Inscription FEP dated Xmas 1923. Tucked in brochure fo World Wide Advent Missions (4 pages), also 1920s.
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506 The New Pewter Marks and Old Pewter Ware - Markham, Major C A
Price : £24.00 Publisher : London: Reeves & Turner Published : 1928 Edition : 2nd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
VG+, little or no foxing. Crimson cloth, ornate gilt decoration, 355pp. Second edition. Frontispiece + 118 b/w illustrations. Very bright and fresh. Please check postage.
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4635 The New Poultry Guide for British Farmers and Others - Baghot-De la Bere, Kinard
Price : £30.00 Publisher : London: Seeley and Co. Published : 1897 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
Book in good condition in the original paper-covered boards, with wear and rubbing, and some marking. Two small pieces of the paper missing. Internally there is a there is a largish stain to the top edge of the first 14 pages, and the last 4, binding tight. Illustrated. 64 pages.
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1059 The New, Impartial and Complete History of England - Barnard, Edward
Price : £800.00 Publisher : London: Alex Hogg, N.D. but material up to February 1791 Published : 1791 Edition : 3rd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
One of those characteristically mighty illustrated volumes with full-page titles (Histories, Geographies, Bibles) produced in the industrially booming 1780's and 1790's. This volume has its binding and concluding leaves loose, but is complete and contains all the many copper-plates including those of the American War of Independence. The book comprises, from the beginning: Front leather-covered board with attached endpaper, (no free endpaper) frontispiece,(i-iii),iv,(2),folding map of England,(5),6-714 (omitting 441-444 as seems normal;no missing text), a unique 24pp of "copperplate" handwriting, comprising "The History of England from 1787 to 1795" (which ends in mid sentence just after Disraeli has moved for the abolition of slavery "for the second time" in 1792),709-712 (being index and directions to binder),(2) (being list of subscribers and a short publisher's advertisement),free-endpaper, attached endpaper on back board. Presumably the eccentric numbering of the index preserves that of the first edition, where the text ended at p.708. The spine is sewn eightfold and has six strings in raised bands; much covering leather lost but the embossed "History of England" still visible where once was a gilded label. Including the frontispiece and folding map mentioned above, there are ,in addition to the numbered pages ,106 copper-plates, which seem to be all "called for" though the Directions to the Binder lists 107, but "Portrait of the Prince of Wales", to be opposite P.656, which is not there,is presumably a duplicate listing of "Edward, Prince of Wales.The Black Prince.", which is in place opposite P.184. The Frontispiece and folding map are heavily creased and the volume is variously foxed with area darkened anciently by damp, but the other plates are all sound and intensely printed , with foxing mainly to margins only, the book appearing to have been little opened. The seven spectacular American War of Independence plates, with their very full captions detailing British defeats, are all present and in very good condition with the exception of an ancient crease (rather a double-fold) running across two, which could easily be remedied. One other plate (Edward I) is simlarily anciently creased. The only pages loose or detached are the 24pp handwritten section and the 6 following pages and free end-paper. The leather on the boards is heavily marked and they are completely detached but certainly re-usable in a rebinding which we are hesitating over at present. Complete cleaning and resewing is probably not necessary but the rebacking is a large-scale job needing very sensitive craftsmanship;no doubt the later French/Spanish/American war plates are very tempting. Barnard stakes his claim to impartiality by including illustrations of England losing, but only to Americans (or to the French when in league with Americans). Did he already have an eye for the transatlantic market? If so, we are following in his footsteps. A heavy and precious item that might be expensive to ship and insure. Enquiries welcome, David Mitchell. (01)629 823272.
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3536 The Nine Circles, or the Torture of the Innocent. Being records of vivesection, English and foreign. Second and revised edition - G M Rhodes (Introd. Edward Berdoe)
Price : £100.00 Publisher : London: Swan Sonnenschein Published : 1893 Edition : 2nd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp148. Black/Red cloth binding with gold lettering. PO inscription top fep. Endpapers browning.
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7830 The North Staffordshire Railway: A history of the line and its locomotives - "Manifold"
Price : £50.00 Publisher : Ashbourne: J H Henstock Published : 1955 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
pp182. Octavo. Review copy in card cover, which has been torn perhaps by some glued symetrical object placed near it. Interior much better. Colour frontispiece, and BW photographs. Various tipped in facsimile documents (e.g. 1909 timetable) in VG condition. An essential reference work.
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3300 The Northern Rambler (Vol1:1 Oct 1935 - Vol III:36 Sept 1938) Bound set - [None]
Price : £30.00 Publisher : Manchester and District Ramblers Federation Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
Approx 500 pages. A binding up of the first three years of the Northern Rambler. Only the card cover of the first issue appears to be missing. Ex lib. Library hard cover binding, with green ribbon spine. Lib bookplate and ticket wallet inside front cover. Appears to be an individual's library as the later issues have been folded length-wise (presumably through post). Small tears to pages have been repaired with archival tape (only two found by us). We are finding other matter bound in: for instance, glued to the inside cover of Dec 36 is an Ordnance Survey map list of peaks over 1000' in the Peak District. What else might there be?
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6824 The Northwest Peninsula of Iceland: Being the Journal of a Tour in Iceland in the Spring and Summer of 1862 - Shepherd, C. W.
Price : £150.00 Publisher : London: Longmans, Green & Co. Published : 1867 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Book in very good condition in the original green cloth, with very little signs of wear. Now protected by a removable clear jacket. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions, binding tight. Coloured frontispiece and one other colour plate, and a fold-out map. 162 pages.
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4071 The Norwegian Fjords - Cooper, A. Heaton
Price : £25.00 Publisher : London: Adam and Charles Black Published : 1907 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
pp178 + publisher's announcements. 8vo. Illustrated cloth cover (showing a fjord). Water stain to bottom of rear cover. Corners bumped. 24 colour plates. Lacks the ffe, inscriptions on half-title and front pastedown record "holidays spent in the ill-fated 'Argonaut'" - and which further record that grandfather and father had ship sink beneath them. Handwriting indicates this volume passed through family.
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5554 The Nottinghamshire Boy Scouts Gazette Vol 11 No 5 May 1926 - [None]
Price : £6.00 Published : 1926 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Good
pp6 within card cover. Quarto. Creased where folded.
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132 The Occasion Fleeting - Barber, Hugh
Price : £20.00 Publisher : H K Lewis Published : 1947 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
VG. Blue boards, gilt lettering, 199pp. A collection of essays regarding medicine. Inscribed "K J Gurling, with king regards, Hugh Barber", and has an accompanying letter to Gurling from The Lancet regarding Hugh Barber's obituary.
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3974 The Old English Gardening Books (The New Aldine Library V) - Eleanor Sinclair Rohde
Price : £50.00 Publisher : London: Martin Hopkinson Published : 1924 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp144. Blue cloth boards with brown spine, labels on front and on spine VG. Grey card DW tearing slightly top of spine. Bound-in blue ribbon bookmark. Rough cut pages. 16 plates and 8 plans. Slight spotting to pages throughout.
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5667 The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha 2 Volumes - James H Charlesworth (Ed)
Price : £60.00 Publisher : Doubleday Published : 1983 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine Jacket : J
VolumeI: Apoocalyptic Literature and Testaments: pp995. Volume II: Expansions of The Old Testament and legentds, wisdom etc pp1006. PO name stamped on edge of pages. Heavy - please check postage before ordering.
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7191 The Orchard and Fruit Garden. A New Pomona for Hardy and Sub-Tropical Fruits - Hyams, Edward & A A Jackson
Price : £22.00 Publisher : London: Longmans Published : 1961 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Large format book in very good condition in good slipcase, with wear and rubbing, and fading/sunning to spine of book and edges of slipcase. Internally clean, binding tight. Illustrated with 80 full colour photographic plates. 207 pages. Please note that this is a heavy book and so will incur extra overseas postage; please enquire for rates.
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4207 The Orchid Growers Manual containing descriptions of the best species and varieties of orchidaceous plants in cultivation (.) 7th Edition - Benjamin Samuel Willis, Revised by Henry Williams
Price : £55.00 Publisher : London: Victoria and Paradise Nurseries Published : 1894 Edition : 5th or later Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good
pp796 + advertisements. Blue illustrated cloth binding, with gold lettering to front and spine. Spine heavily faded, worn at ends. Cover worn about edges. Gold blocked pages. Patterned endpapers. The list of illustrations itself occupies 7 1/2 pages: part, full- and double-page BW illustrations. [We have another copy whose cover makes it VG. Check our stock]
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3248 The Origin and Development of the Compositae: New Phytologist Reprint No 11 - Small, James
Price : £20.00 Publisher : London: William Wesley and Son Published : 1919 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
pp334. 8vo. Half bound in green leather with grey boards, gilt lettering to spine. Ends of spine worn. Endpapers browned. Marbled pages.
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6434 The Other Mind of Europe Goethe as a Scientist - Uberoi, J.P.S.
Price : £35.00 Publisher : Delhi: Oxford University Press Published : 1984 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
A near-fine copy of this 96pp + 4pp plates hardback, dark blue cloth in illustrated dustjacket. Well-produced for an Indian book of this period.
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7244 The Oxford Companion to World Exploration 2-volume set - Buisseret,, David (Editor)
Price : £70.00 Publisher : Oxford University Press Published : 2007 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : As New
The set of two volumes in illustrated laminated hardcover, in mint condition. No extra postal charges within the UK but please ask for a quote for overseas mailing.
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595 The Paintings of Fragonard: Complete Edition - Wildenstein, Georges
Price : £60.00 Publisher : London: Phaidon, 1960 Binding : Hard Jacket : J
Fine in VG slipcase. Tan cloth, gilt title to spine, viii + 339pp. 16 tipped-in colour plates and 334 b/w illustrations. Clear dust jacket. Slipcase has minor scuffing. This book is very heavy and expensive to post - please enquire for quote.
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2065 The Parliament-House Book for !864-65 (fortieth publication) - Burness, William, Printer
Price : £15.00 Publisher : Edinburgh: William Burness Published : 1865 Binding : Soft Condition : Good
You will know what this is; the binding is limp, covered in morocco-effect leather with gilt titling on the front cover; the spine is damaged and the hinges splitting for about an from use as a reference, but still strong and complete.
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6830 The Parts of a Farm - Heath, Sidney H.
Price : £15.00 Publisher : London: George Philip & Son Published : 1928 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Book in very good condition, with some wear and rubbing to covers. Internally clean, bookplate to front endpaper, foxing to endpapers, binding tight. Illustrated throughout in black and white. 35 pages.
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3390 The Path to the Nest of Spiders - Italo Calvino
Price : £35.00 Publisher : Ace/Harborough Published : 1958 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good
pp158. Wear to spine, pages browning but very good otherwise. Calvino's "impressionistic view of a small boy's experiences with a group of partisans" first published in Italian 1947 (with this translation appearing in HB in 1956) is given the "JD" treatment (ie paperback with a youth with a gun in raw colour cover illustration. "JD" is juvenile delinquent).
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5144 The Pattern of Scottish Roofing - Gerald Emerton
Price : £16.00 Publisher : Historic Scotland Technical Conservation, Research and Education Published : 2000 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good
pp171. Folio. Photographic soft cover. Slight bending at corners.
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2617 The Pavilion on the Links - Robert Louis Stevenson, Illus Gordon Brown
Price : £15.00 Publisher : London: Chatto and Windus Published : 1913 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
pp 96. Colour frontispiece and title page, 23 full page illustrations. Pictorial board cover and spine (all in good condition). Slight aging to end papers.
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5415 The Peek-A-Boos in Town - Chloe Preston
Price : £200.00 Publisher : London: Henry Frowde and Hodder and Stoughton Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
Folio. Embossed cover with red ribbon spine bearing gilt lettering. Wear about edges revealing card beneath, and light age staining. 16 illustrations, 2 loose. Front hinge cracked. Prose stories rather than poems accompany the illustrations.
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5414 The Peek-A-Boos in Winter - Chloe Preston
Price : £350.00 Publisher : London: Henry Frowde and Hodder and Stoughton Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
Folio. Embossed cover with red ribbon spine bearing gilt lettering. Wear about edges revealing card beneath, and light age staining; some red staining to rear cover from spine? All 18 plates are present. This volume lacks the plain FEP but otherwise a nice copy. The tale of two girls and two boys whose names, Theodore and Washington are those of two US Presidents: was this signficant in 1911 when this volume was published?
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5068 The Penrose Annual 1933 Volume 35 Review of the Graphic Arts - William Gamble (Ed.)
Price : £45.00 Publisher : London: Lund Humphries and Co Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp72 + colour section + advertisements. Quarto. Yellow card cover in photographic DW (worn about edges; small piece missing bottom front, now protectively) wrapped. BW and colour plates; tipped in plates. Inscription on second endpaper (property of Baskerville Printing Works). Fascinatingly good copy.
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5066 The Penrose Annual 1936 Volume 38 Review of the Graphic Arts - R B Fishenden (Ed.)
Price : £45.00 Publisher : London: Lund Humphries and Co Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp164 + colour section + advertisements. Quarto. Khaki card cover in cream DW (worn about edges; now protectively) wrapped. BW and colour plates; tipped in plates; samples in tipped in glassine envelope. Fascinatingly good copy.
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1028 The Penrose Annual Review of the Graphic Arts, Vol;ume xxxviii (38) 1936 - Fishenden, R.B. (Editor)
Price : £65.00 Publisher : Lund Humphries Ltd Published : 1936 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
One cellophane protective sheet has corrugated, likewise the edge of one card plate-mounting sheet; owner's initials on free endpaper, otherwise fine contents in a very good binding. We have a very long run of Penrose (Penrose's) annuals, both pre- and post-war in stock at present; call at Cromford (they are shelved in the "Ivanry" through the Cafe) (open 9.30-6; 12-6 Sundays) Dave Mitchell/Ivan Sendall/David Booker are the contacts here.
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5482 The People of Perth: A Social History of Western Australia's Capital City - C T Stannage
Price : £80.00 Publisher : Perth City Council Published : 1979 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp364. Quarto. Faux leather slipcase. Faux leather half board binding. Photographic DW. Limited edition, 31 of 450 signed by the author. Photographs, document facsimiles, diagrams etc.
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7970 The Perennial Philosophy - Huxley, Aldous
Price : £30.00 Publisher : London: Chatto and Windus Published : 1946 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp358. 8vo. Brown cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine in DW (missing bottom inch spine, small nicks to top of spine). DW now in protective wrap. PO inscription FEP. Some spottings to DW foldovers have touched endpapers.
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3689 The Persecution of Shen Lien: Story No. XIII - Kuan, Chin Ku Ch'i (translated by E.B. Howell)
Price : £20.00 Publisher : Reprinted from The China Journal of Science & Arts. Published : 1930 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
Paperback booklet in good condition, with some wear and rubbing, and marking to paper with some edge-chipping. Internally there is the odd ink correction, stapled binding is tight. With several plates.
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7167 The Peter Pan Picture Book - Woodward, Alice B and O'Connor, Daniel
Price : £40.00 Publisher : London: George Bell and Sons Published : 1908 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
pp61, 28 plates. Light brown cloth binding with red illustration and lettering to front and spine. Staining to front top and edge of cloth, corners bumped. Illustrated endpapers.
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5053 The Phenomena of The Gyroscope - Barnard, J.G.
Price : £120.00 Publisher : NY: D Van Nostrand Published : 1858 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Good
Stitched offprint of three articles: The Self-Sustaining Power of the Gyroscope Analytically Examined, pp537-550, (1857); On the Motion of the Gyroscope as Modified by the Retarding Forces of Friction, and the Resistance of the Air; with a Brief Analysis of the Top, pp529-536, 1857), On the Effects of the Initial Gyratory Velocities, and on Retarding Forces on the Motion of the Gyroscope, pp299-304, 1858. Stitching now poor, with some small tears about the (front) title page. Title page bears a library stamp, a pencilled inscription, and copperplate inscription reading "Purchased by (or 'of') D. Van Nostrand".
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2329 The Philosophy of Evolution - Jensen, U. J. and Harre, R.
Price : £45.00 Publisher : Harvester Press Published : 1981 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine Jacket : J
Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Dust jacket is faded on the spine and has small mark on the front, otherwise fine in fine. (vii)+ 299pp are clean and tight.
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2281 The Physics of Combustion and Explosion - Khitrin, L. N.
Price : £30.00 Publisher : Israel Program for Scientific Translations Published : 1962 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Book in very good condition in the original cloth, with some wear and rubbing. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions, binding tight. Illustrated. 448 pages.
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3293 The Pinfold - J. S. Fletcher
Price : £25.00 Publisher : London: Everett Published : 1911 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp319 + 20pp pub's advts. Ex Lib: small stamp inside cover and small label. Classification label on base of spine. Half cloth board cover. A novel of religion in the country by an author who became a crime bestseller between the wars.
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2397 The Pioneers of Evolution - Edward Clodd
Price : £25.00 Publisher : Watts & Co (Grant Richards/Rationalist Press) Published : 1903 Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
pp114. 4p account of Rationalist Press + publisher's announcements. Blue board cover with title impressed in darker blue. Spine fading. Test inside printed in double columns. Nicely preserved edition. Struggle for rational understanding is unending.
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6556 The Place-Names of Westmorland (Two Volume Set) - Smith A. H.
Price : £40.00 Publisher : Cambridge University Press Published : 1967 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Complete in two volumes. Books in very good condition in very good dusjackets, with some wear and rubbing. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions, bindings tight. With 5 maps in pocket to rear. 212; 367 pages.
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197 The Poetical Works and Other Writings of John Keats (4 vols) - Keats, John (ed. Harry Buxton Forman)
Price : £175.00 Publisher : London: Reeves & Turner, 1883 Published : 1883 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
VG. Black cloth with gilt titles and decoration, scuffed in places. Vol 1 (Poetry): 366pp, binding loose near front, frontispiece and flyleaf almost detached; Vol 2 (Poetry): 573pp, hinge cracked near back, but no loose pages; Vol 3 (Prose): 387pp, hinge cracked at front endpaper, but no loose pages; Vol 4 (Prose): 493pp. Pages all untrimmed, some foxing.
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7122 The Poetical Works of Edward Young 2 Volumes Aldine Edition - Young, Edward
Price : £50.00 Publisher : London: Bell and Daldy Published : 1858 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp lvii, 298, pp393 + publisher's announcements. 12mo. Green cloth binding with gilt illustration to front and gilt lettering to spine - colours bright. Tissue protected frontispiece. Foxing to pre-title pages. No foxing in volume 2. Photographs on request.
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4150 The Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Little, Esq - Thomas Little
Price : £25.00 Publisher : London: Carpenter Published : 1817 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
ppxxiv + 176. Marbled board covers. Title label mostly missing from spine. Inscription dated 1854 on fep. Inside cover bears signs of marbled sheet having been removed. This is the thirteenth edition.
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7144 The Poetical Works Of Winthrop Mackworth Praed With A Memoir - Praed, Winthrop Mackworth
Price : £40.00 Publisher : London: Ward, Lock and Co. Published : 1889 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Complete in two volumes. Books in very good condition in the original cloth, with some wear and rubbing. Corners and head and tail of spine a little worn. Internally clean, front inner hinge of volume 2 weak and endpaper splitting. 390 + 439 pages. This set may incur extra overseas postage; please enquire.
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2869 The Polish Defeat September 1939 - Grosz, Wiktor
Price : £18.00 Publisher : Czytelnik Published : 1950 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good
pp92. 8vo. Card cover (browning, and larger than pages inside so edges are wearing; fading symetrically where stood next to smaller volume). A political analysis of the fall of Poland written by an apologist of the post-war Communist government).
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1487 The Political Ideologies of Our Time - Okafor, Amanke
Price : £20.00 Publisher : London: Published by the Author Published : 1952 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Scarce paperback pamphlet in very good condition, with some wear and rubbing. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions, binding tight. 72 pages.
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7 The Politics of Dissolution : The Quest for a National Identity and the American Civil War - DeRosa, Marshall L. (editor)
Price : £30.00 Publisher : Transaction Publishers Published : 1997 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Book in very good condition in a good dustjacket, with some wear and rubbing, and remains of removed sticker to rear panel. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions, binding tight. 356 pages.
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6164 The Popular Moral and Family Tales of Mrs M M Sherwood - Sherwood, Mrs M. M.
Price : £30.00 Publisher : London: Simpkin, Marhshall, Hamilton, Kent Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp400 + pp14 publisher's announcements. Octavo. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine. No date but pencilled inscription on FEP dated 1900. Paper lightly yellowing, otherwise VG. Mrs Sherwood wrote the moral but blood-curdling Fairchild Family, perhaps best recalled from George Orwell's discussion of it among early children's literature. This volume reprints The History of Lucy Clare; The Story of Charles Lorraine; Waste Not, Want Not; Troublesome Tom Page and 15 other works. Fascinating source work for the cultural historian.
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5201 The Portrait of Peter Pett and the Sovereign of the Seas - Callender, Geoffrey
Price : £35.00 Publisher : National Maritime Museum Published : 1930 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Good
pp52. Folio. Brown card covers with brown lettering to front. Wear/tearing to corners, dogearing to corners (and first few pages). V. light creasing to some of the BW plates may be due to fingers rather than humidity or water damage. Hence cover reduces this fom condition: VG to G.
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7150 The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (Two Volumes) - Dickens, Charles
Price : £35.00 Publisher : London: Piccadilly Fountain Press Published : 1932 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
2 large 8vo volumes in DW bearing facsimile illustrations of original cover. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine: ends of spine show wear. DWs are worn, grubby about edges; vol 2 DW has 2" tear up spine/front edge. Contains 43 illustrations by Seymour, Buss and Phiz (i.e. the original illustrations). Plates in introduction show samples of Dickens' manuscript. ALSO tucked in, in a glascene envelope, is a copy of Dickens' own bookplate, "printed from the original Copper-plate" (as Henry Sotheran Ltd bought Dickens library shortly after his death).Please check postage as these are two large volumes.
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3257 The Pot of Basil (Arts & Crafts Printing) - Boccaccio, Giovanni
Price : £30.00 Publisher : London: L.C.C. Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts Published : 1913 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Scarce example of arts and crafts printing from Camberwell typography class. Design for frontispiece by Guy Miller, design for heading and initial by William Ritson. Measures 27cm by 21 cm approx. Book in very good condition in the original cloth. Ex-Leicester Polytechnic, with remains of label to ffe, small round stamp and accession number to reverse of half-title, small round stamp to top of first page in margin, and on final page. Internally clean, binding tight. 11 pages.
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5738 The Power of Climbing - David B A Jones, Patricia Donnelly
Price : £25.00 Publisher : Vision Poster Company Published : 1991 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine Jacket : J
pp192. Folio. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine. BW photographic DW in protective sleeve.
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2474 The Practical Exemplar of Architecture Fifth Series - Mervyn Macartney
Price : £35.00 Publisher : Architectural Review Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
112 plates, diagrams and measured diagrams. Notes on some plates and 1/2 plates. Dusty around the edges, otherwise VG in worn portfolio, which has lace ties present.
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2476 The Practical Exemplar of Architecture Fourth Series - Mervyn Macartney
Price : £35.00 Publisher : Architectural Review Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
112 plates, diagrams and measured diagrams. Notes on some plates and 1/2 plates. Dusty around the edges, otherwise VG in worn portfolio, which has lace ties present. (This volume appears thinner than others due to thinner paper).
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2475 The Practical Exemplar of Architecture Third Series - Mervyn Macartney
Price : £35.00 Publisher : Architectural Review Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
112 plates, diagrams and measured diagrams. Notes on some plates and 1/2 plates. Dusty around the edges, otherwise VG in worn portfolio, which has lace ties present.
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1509 The Practical Mangement of Poultry With a View to Profit: A guide to successful poultry keeping on a large or small scale - Webster, Richard W
Price : £40.00 Publisher : London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton Published : 1899 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp146 + pp14 advertisements. 8vo. Maroon cloth binding with gilt lettering to front and spine; spine faded and worn at ends. Inscription dated 1931 on FEP. Advertisements on REP.
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1217 The Practical Surveyor, or the Art of Land-Measuring Made EASY. - Wyld, Samuel
Price : £250.00 Publisher : London: W.Johnston in Ludgate-Street Published : 1764 Edition : 5th or later Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
A slim volume, 18th. century full leather with five raised bands, two gilt rules make panels of the front and back boards,and edge the raised bands; otherwise plain. 191 pages plus folding frontispiece plus six folding plates.Frontispiece is creased and the front hinge splitting, but all well held together by the mighty strings.Lacks front free endpaper, binding rubbed and patches peeled, so binding might be described as "good", the contents "very good".
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2088 The Present State of Ecclesiastical Architecture in England - Pugin, A.W.N.
Price : £25.00 Publisher : Oxford: St. Barnabas Press Published : 1969 Edition : 2nd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine Jacket : J
Octavo-format facsimile reprint of the 1843 edition, bound in green cloth with purple, line-illustrated jacket. All in near-fine condition, though the previous reverend owner has neatly stamped his name on the fore-edges - a rare conceit, fore-edge stamping!
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6033 The Preservation of Natural History Specimens. Vol. 1 Invertebrates; Vol.2 Zoology-Vertebrates, also Botany Geology. - Wagstaffe, Reginald and Fidler, J. Havelock
Price : £60.00 Publisher : London: H. F. & G. Witherby Ltd. Published : 1970 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Complete in two volumes. Larger format books in very good condition in very good dustjackets, with some wear and rubbing, and browning/creasing to edges. Internally clean, some spotted foxing to endpapers, no marks or inscriptions, bindings tight. Illustrated. 205; 404 pages. This is a heavy set which will incur extra postage; please enquire for rates.
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6926 The Prestige Treasures of Wedgwood - Tachibana, Yoko (editor)
Price : £100.00 Published : 2002 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine Jacket : J
Itself a prestige volume,unpaginated full-colour on art paper bound in real cloth-covered boards, black with gilt lettering, illustrtaed dustjacket in Wedgwood Blue and gilt. Date is a guess, but post 2000.The subject is a brief celebratory history of the pottery company and its archive. Mainly in Japanese, with some titling in English.
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1480 The Prevention of Corrosion - Diamant, R M E
Price : £22.00 Publisher : Business Books Ltd, London Published : 1971 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Tan cloth, silver dust jacket, 199pp. Dust jacket yellowed at top and bottom.
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237 The Princes of Saxony, or Ernest and Albert - Huard, L; Skelton, P; Dudley, R; Slader, A, and Kendrick C
Price : £30.00 Publisher : London: Ward,Lock and Tyler Edition : F Binding : Hard
VG. Red cloth decorated and embossed in gilt and green, ix + 296pp + 4pp adverts. Undated, but about 1862. Many b/w illustrations. A scarce book of a period when we were open to German culture.
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7190 The Principles & Practice of Lubrication - Nash, Alred W & A R bowen
Price : £30.00 Publisher : London: Chapman & Hall Published : 1937 Edition : 2nd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Book in very good condition in a good dust-jacket, with wear and rubbing, and some marking/soiling. Closed edge tears. Internally clean, author's inscription on front endpaper, binding tight. Illustrated throughout in black and white. 345 pages.
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2594 The Principles and Practice of Obstetricy - Blundell, James (Notes and illus. Thomas Castle)
Price : £190.00 Publisher : London: E Cox Published : 1834 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
pp838 + index. Large 8vo. Recently rebound in blue cloth, with new title label to spine ("Obstetricy Blundell 1834"). The full title continues "In Five Parts: I. The anatomy of the female system II The physiology of the female system III The signs and disease of pregnancy IV The art of delivery V The after-management of the puerperal state, the disease of puerperal women, and strictures on the diseases of infants. Edges of pages showing fingering and wear, but interior is clean and bright. Light spotting to title pages and a few small tears to edges. Original half title page, inscribed "Jno Beatson Junr Rotherham October 1834". As Thomas Castle's printed preface is dated March 1834, and allowing for the publisher's lead time, Beatson's inscription means that he acquired this volume almost literally hot off the press. A fascinating addition to the medical library.
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6869 The Principles of Diagnosis Second Edition (2 Volumes bound in 1) - Hall, Marshall
Price : £300.00 Publisher : London: Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper Published : 1834 Edition : 2nd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
Title page stating "Two Volumes In One", vi, 188 (Vol. 1); xxxii, 426 (Vol 2). Octavo. Quarter bound with new spine, with label (new, lifting at bottom R corner) on spine; and original front and back boards (heavily rubbed about edges). New endpapers. Modern book plate inside front cover. "2 vols in one" written above "Vol I." on title page of volume one (difficult to date from script, appears to be pencil). Eccentrically bound pages in Volume 2, but appears to be complete. Relating to volume 2: p22 bound at back though should after p20; 370 and verso 370 should be after 369 but bound at back; 423, 424,426,425, 420, 419, 422,421 all present but bound in wrong order. Some foxing to first and last pages, and pages irregularly cut as common in works of this period, but interior overall is clean, VG. An opportunity to obtain this rare and significant work at a reasonable price. Marshall Hall was born in Nottinghamshire and did some of his most important work at Nottingham General Hospital. He died in Brighton in 1857; it is unclear if he was related to the barrister Edward Marshall Hall who was born in that town in 1858, perhaps as a grandfather.
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6841 The Principles of Fluxions: Designed for the Use of Students in the University - Vince, Rev. S.
Price : £100.00 Publisher : Cambridge: J. Burges Published : 1795 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Scarce first edition, sympathetically rebound in buckram with gilt titling to spine, new endpapers. Bookplate to front pastedown. Internally clean, age-toning to pages. 230 pages.
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2787 The Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colours and their Application to the Arts - Chevreul, M E; Trans Charles Martel
Price : £50.00 Publisher : London: Henry G Bohn Published : 1859 Edition : 3rd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
pp403. 8vo. Impressed red cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine, wear to edges of spine. Publisher's announcements, printed in blue, on endpapers and first and last pages. Some spotting to edges of colour plates but colour areas themselves unmarked. Concludes with six pages of plates, including fold-out chromatic diagram.
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6862 The Promised End: A century of observations on the philosophy and pattern of story, and the parables of Jesus - Jackson, Gordon
Price : £15.00 Publisher : Asgill Press Published : 1981 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp40. Octavo pamphlet in stiffer DW (torn at top of spine). Limited editon: 121 of 400.
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5357 The Proper Yacht - Arthur Beiser
Price : £22.00 Publisher : London: Adlard Coles Published : 1966 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp307. Blue cloth binding. DW has been plastic covered, now showing wear about joints. Diagrams, line drawings, BW photographs.
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3351 The Psalms of David - Rylands, George (editor)
Price : £22.00 Publisher : London: Faber & Gwyer Published : 1926 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
Book in good condition in the original cloth, with some wear and rubbing. Some fading to covers and staining to edges of rear cover. Internally clean, light spotted foxing to endpapers, no marks or inscriptions, binding tight. Illustrated with 32 drawings by Frideswith Huddart. 130 pages.
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971 The Pyramid - Golding, William
Price : £40.00 Publisher : Faber and Faber Published : 1967 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good
An uncorrected proof copy; 217pp, 181X121 mm. Losely inserted a typed letter to Keele lecturer Michael Paffard from Faber director Peter Crawley: ".we do not normally have spare proofs but as it happens a copy has just been returned to us.". On the front cover is written "Provisional publication date: June 1st. 1967". Rubbed and a little dog-eared otherwise VG.
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4156 The Racegoer: Vol 1 No 2 Official Journal of the Racegoers' Association - [None]
Price : £4.00 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Good
Approx pp28. BW photographs. Worn. No date late 1946? Check our stock for other volumes of The Racegoer.
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4157 The Racegoer: Vol 2 (8 issues: No. 5, 6, 7,8,9, 10, 11, 12) Official Journal of the Racegoers' Association - [None]
Price : £25.00 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Good
Each approx pp28. BW photographs. Worn. No date, 1947? Check our stock for other volumes of The Racegoer.
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4158 The Racegoer: Vol 3 (12 issues: No. 1 - 12) Official Journal of the Racegoers' Association - [None]
Price : £30.00 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Good
Each approx pp28. BW photographs. Worn. No date, 1947? Check our stock for other volumes of The Racegoer.
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4159 The Racegoer: Vol 4 (6 issues: No. 1 - 6) Official Journal of the Racegoers' Association - [None]
Price : £25.00 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Good
Each approx pp28. BW photographs. Worn. No date, 1948? Check our stock for other volumes of The Racegoer.
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4857 The Racing Calendar for the Year 1854: Races to Come - Weatherby, Charles and James
Price : £50.00 Publisher : London: Reynell & Weight Published : 1854 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
Book in full calf binding, label to spine, leather in good condition with some wear and rubbin. No splitting to joints, leather worn to head of spine, and wear to edges. Internally clean,no marks or inscriptions, binding is tight. lxi, 467 pages.
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1334 The Ramblers' Federation (Manchester and District) Handbook, 1932,1933,1934,1935 - Royce, E.( of Levenshulme )(Editor)
Price : £20.00 Publisher : Manchester: Ramblers' Federation Published : 1935 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
(A second copy of) Volume III of the annual handbooks, paginating through to some 340 pages plus plates. Nicely bound in dark-green cloth, gilt, probably by Manchester Central Library, the rems.of whose stickers are in the front. Otherwise a strong, very good copy.
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289 The Reading of Books - Jackson, Holbrook
Price : £30.00 Publisher : London: Faber & Faber, 1946 Edition : F Binding : Hard
VG. Brown cloth, 292pp. Top edge green. Inscribed "To Ernest Callard, Greetings from his old friend Holbook Jackson, Mill Hill, Dec.'46". Occasional pencil annotation by H.J. Spine and top edge of cover faded.
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3941 The Real Sky-Blue - Bela Balazs (Illus Mary Shillabeer)
Price : £120.00 Publisher : London: John Lane The Bodley Head Published : 1936 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp55. Illustrated boards cover. DW has small tears at spine ends, small tears bottom front, top back DW; price clipped. BW and colour illustrations. Enormous fold-out illustration of cats. Full page illustration with cut-out and rotating window, so sky changes behind house (survived wonderfully well).
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6872 The Red Light: Intimate Hygiene for Men and Women of HM Forces (and Others) - MacAndrew, Rennie
Price : £8.00 Publisher : London: Wales Publishing Published : 1943 Edition : 5th or later Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good
pp70 + p2 publisher's announcements. A soft cover, pocket sized guide to sexual relations, placing some stress on women's right to pleasure, but far more on the need to avoid anyone carrying venereal diseases. Syphilis at this date was still close to uncurable. Has some interesting reassurances, reflecting considerably advanced attitudes for the time, for instance, suggesting tampons for unmarried as well as married women. First published in February 1941, this is the July 1943 "eighth edition" (ie reprinting).
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5479 The Red, Brown and Black Men of Australia And Their White Supplanters [Also Africa bound-in] - G T Bettany MA
Price : £30.00 Publisher : London: Ward Lock Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
One volume paginated as two: pp289 (America and Australia) & 221 (Africa). 8vo. Pictorial cover in red and brown. Many line drawn illustrations. Tables. Maps. Inscription on FEP dated January 1918.
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5213 The Red-Spotted Handkerchief and Other Stories - Blyton, Enid (Pictures by Kathleen Gell)
Price : £45.00 Publisher : Leicester: Brockhampton Press Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp79. Sand-coloured cloth binding with red illustration to front and red lettering to spine. DW now in protective wrapping, is missing 2" bottom front wraparound and half inch bottom RH corner front; similarly missing 2" bottom rear wraparound and bottom rear LH corner; small tape repair to top RH corner; half inch missing from bottom spine and 1" across bottom front; 1" tears down top spine edges. DW is grubby but colours are bright. The original owner wrote her name and the date 1948 inside front cover, and written her name and address on the pre-title page. Pages are not dogeared, and colour illustrations are still bright. Worth the price!
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2782 The Reliquary Volume IV Jan. to Oct. 1890 - [None]
Price : £25.00 Publisher : London: Bemrose and Sons Published : 1890 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Book in very good condition in the original cloth, with some wear and rubbing. Internally clean, some foxing and age-toning to pages, binding is tight. Illustrated. 269 pages.
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4510 The Reliquary: A depositary of precious relics- legendary, biographical and historical, illustrative of the habits, customs and persuits of our forefathers (Volume 1: 1860-1) - Llewellynn Jowett (Ed)
Price : £50.00 Publisher : London: Russel Smith Published : 1860 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp263. The four quarterly issues bound up in blue boards (spine fading) with gilt lettering to spine. Inscribed to P C Currey, the Derbyshire architect. Another name inscribed on title page.
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4177 The Reluctant Hangman: The story of James Berry, Executioner 1884-1892 + Sydney Dernley's photographs of Berry's home, and notes made in 1988 - Justin Atholl [ex lib Sydney Dernley]
Price : £650.00 Publisher : London: John Long Published : 1956 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp191. Black cloth binding. May have been ex lib before SD acquired from glue marks inside front cover. Sydney Dernley's bookplate inside front cover. Rear end papers and inside rear end papers bear 6 colour photographs of Bilton Place, James Berry's residence, and a half page of notes in a neat script on the visit in 1988. Tucked in is an article from "Lincolnshire Life March 1969" (written in ballpoint) on William Marwick the executioner who developed the long drop. A fascinating example of Sydney Dernley's continuing and historical interest in his one-time occupation and those others who pursued it. Scarthin Books acquired the library of Sydney Dernley, Britain's last surviving hangman. Check our stock for other items from his library of criminology, mostly bearing his bookplate.
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7086 The Repertory of Arts, Manufactures and Agriculture. Volume XXXV. - Second Series - [None]
Price : £45.00 Publisher : London: J. Wyatt Published : 1819 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
Book in good condition in a half-leather binding which has a lot of wear and rubbing. Joints starting to split but both boards firmly attached. Internally there is age-toning to pages and some soiling to title-page, binding is tight. Illustrated with 17 plates, some folding, one of which has wear to outer edges and some loss, but not affecting illustration. 392 pages.
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521 The Rev. Patrick Bronte's Collected Works - Horsfall Turner, J. (Editor) (Rev Patrick Bronte)
Price : £150.00 Publisher : Harrison, 1898 Published : 1898 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp304. Very fine copy, slight wear top and bottom of spine and corners, but mostly very clean indeed.
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6995 The Rheidol United Mines - Prichard, R. J.
Price : £22.00 Publisher : Sheffield: Northern Mine Research Society Published : 1985 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
British Mining No. 27. Paperback book in very good condition, with some wear and rubbing. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions, illustrated throughout. 36 pages.
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6749 The Rolls of the 1281 Derbyshire Eyre - Hopkinson, Aileen M, (Ed.), Crook, David (Intro)
Price : £25.00 Publisher : Derbyshire Record Society Published : 2000 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine Jacket : J
pp310. Octavo. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine. Illustrated DW has creases and small tear on edge of fold over.
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2995 The Rontgen (Roentgen) Rays in Medical Work: Third Edition - Walsh, David (Part I Re-written by Lewis Jones)
Price : £75.00 Publisher : London: Bailliere, Tindall and Cox Published : 1902 Edition : 3rd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
pp316. Large 8vo. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering. PO modern bookplate inside front cover. Part I Apparatus and Methods Re-written by Lewis Jones. Part II Medical and Surgical Brought up to date with an appendix. Original owner signed his name with the date on title page: "31-1-02" - within days of publication. Illustrated with photographs of equipment and X-Ray plates.
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3724 The Rose Annual 1922 - National Rose Society
Price : £12.00 Publisher : Croydon: The Croydon Advertiser Published : 1922 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
The familiar green volume, with decorative blind embossing, and titles and decoration in black. A little aged but basically a very good copy.
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3728 The Rose Annual 1926 - National Rose Society
Price : £12.00 Publisher : Croydon: The Croydon Advertiser Published : 1926 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
The familiar green volume, with decorative blind embossing, and titles and decoration in black. A little aged but basically a very good copy.
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3729 The Rose Annual 1927 - National Rose Society
Price : £10.00 Publisher : Croydon: The Croydon Advertiser Published : 1927 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
The familiar green volume, with decorative blind embossing, and titles and decoration in black. A little aged but basically a very good copy.
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3730 The Rose Annual 1928 - National Rose Society
Price : £10.00 Publisher : Croydon: The Croydon Advertiser Published : 1928 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
The familiar green volume, with decorative blind embossing, and titles and decoration in black. A little aged but basically a very good copy.
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3731 The Rose Annual 1929 - National Rose Society
Price : £10.00 Publisher : Croydon: The Croydon Advertiser Published : 1929 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
The familiar green volume, with decorative blind embossing, and titles and decoration in black. A little aged but basically a very good copy.
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3732 The Rose Annual 1930 - National Rose Society
Price : £8.00 Publisher : Croydon: The Croydon Advertiser Published : 1930 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
The familiar green volume, with decorative blind embossing, and titles and decoration in black. A little aged but basically a very good copy.
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3733 The Rose Annual 1931 - National Rose Society
Price : £8.00 Publisher : Croydon: The Croydon Advertiser Published : 1931 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
The familiar green volume, with decorative blind embossing, and titles and decoration in black. A little aged but basically a very good copy.
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3734 The Rose Annual 1932 - National Rose Society
Price : £8.00 Publisher : Croydon: The Croydon Advertiser Published : 1932 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
The familiar green volume, with decorative blind embossing, and titles and decoration in black. A little aged but basically a very good copy.
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3735 The Rose Annual 1933 - National Rose Society
Price : £8.00 Publisher : Croydon: The Croydon Advertiser Published : 1933 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
The familiar green volume, with decorative blind embossing, and titles and decoration in black. A little aged but basically a very good copy.
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3736 The Rose Annual 1934 - National Rose Society
Price : £8.00 Publisher : Croydon: The Croydon Advertiser Published : 1934 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
The familiar green volume, with decorative blind embossing, and titles and decoration in black. A little aged but basically a very good copy.
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3740 The Rose Annual 1938 - National Rose Society
Price : £8.00 Publisher : Croydon: The Croydon Advertiser Published : 1938 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
The familiar green volume, with decorative blind embossing, and titles and decoration in black. A little aged but basically a very good copy.
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3743 The Rose Annual 1941 - National Rose Society
Price : £5.00 Publisher : Croydon: The Croydon Advertiser Published : 1941 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
The familiar green volume, with decorative blind embossing, and titles and decoration in black. A little aged but basically a very good copy.
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5836 The Rose Book for Girls - Mrs Herbert Strang (Ed)
Price : £20.00 Publisher : Henry Frowde Published : 1927 Edition : 2nd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
Unpaginated. Quarto. Rose red board cover where a boy reads and a girl stitches under a stylized rainbow; spine shows title and a regency woman in black. Coloured frontispiece and five colour plates. BW illustrations. Hinge cracked between frontispiece and title page. This is the 1927 reprint of a post-war title.
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4113 The Rose Fyleman Fairy Book: Selected from the poems of Rose Fyleman - Fyleman, Rose
Price : £100.00 Publisher : London: Methuen Published : 1923 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp102. Quarto. Blue cloth binding with gilt illustration and lettering to front and spine. Ends of spine and corners bumped. Spine faded, front and back cloth grubby about edges. Illustrated endpapers have browned, hinges cracked, glue appears to have bubbled under paper on boards. 12 tipped-in colour plates - after the frontispiece the first is "There are fairies at the bottom of our garden" (did Ms Fyleman invent the phrase, I wonder). There is light foxing throughout, but none on the plates. BW line drawings, part and whole-page.
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8070 The Royal Gunroom at Sandringham - Baker, David J.
Price : £130.00 Publisher : Phaidon Published : 1989 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Large format book in very good condition in a very good dustjacket with some wear and rubbing, small chip to head of spine panel. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions. Illustrated throughout. 160 pages. May incur extra overseas postage; please enquire for rates.
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3567 The Royal Naval Division - Jerrold, Douglas
Price : £20.00 Publisher : No publisher noted Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Facsimile reprint of the 1923 edition. Book in very good condition in the original cloth, with some wear and rubbing. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions, binding tight. Illustrated. 368 pages.
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7887 The Royal School of Needlework Art of Embroidery : A History of Style and Design - Synge, Lanto
Price : £33.00 Publisher : Antique Collectors' Club Published : 2001 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Large book in very good condition in a very good dustjacket, with some wear and rubbing. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions. Illustrated throughout. 352 pages. Heavy book which will incur extra overseas postage; please enquire for rates.
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4777 The Rue Bargain. A Story - Gilchrist, R. Murray
Price : £100.00 Publisher : London: Grant Richards Published : 1898 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
Very scarce first edition book in good condition in the original cloth. Top edge gilt. Slight lean to spine. Cloth is worn and rubbed, with a couple of small dents to edges. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions, binding is tight. Two page publisher's notices to rear. 183 pages.
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63 The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying - Taylor, Jeremy
Price : £75.00 Publisher : London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown Published : 1819 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
In full calf, which has been repaired along the joints with pared leather laid on rather than being rebacked. The binding overall is in very good condition, with some wear and rubbing. The rear inner hinge has been strengthened with a strip of matching marbled paper laid over the original. Internally clean, and the binding is tight. 288 pages.
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2231 The Running Foxes - Stranger, Joyce
Price : £15.00 Publisher : Viking Press Published : 1966 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine Jacket : J
pp152. First American edition. Signed by the author. Illustrations by David Rook. A tale of Cumberland and its peculiar style of fox hunting.
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3324 The Sahara: Ecological change and early economic history - J A Allan (Ed.)
Price : £15.00 Publisher : Middle East and North African Studies Press Published : 1981 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Fine
pp146. Soft cloth cover. BW maps and illustrations.
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4048 The Salyut Project - Dubbelaar, Bert
Price : £22.00 Publisher : Moscow: Progress Publishers Published : 1986 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp182. Dark blue mock-leather binding with gold lettering. DW worn about edges. Covers Salyut and Soyuz with a historical introduction.
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4844 The Savage South Seas - Norman H. Hardy (Painting), E Way Elkington (Description)
Price : £100.00 Publisher : London: A & C Black Published : 1907 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp xii + 211 + foldout map. Mainly green cloth cover with illustration of clubs (?) and bird, and gilt lettering. In protective plastic wrapping. Endpapers yellowing. 68 illustrations with explanatory note opposite. Map is creased at edges as it does lie square. This is just one of the wonderful copies of the A & C Black illustrated series we are offering. Check our stock.
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597 The Schoolgirls' Own Annual 1937 - [None]
Price : £15.00 Publisher : London: The Amalgamated Press Ltd Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
VG-. Illustrated boards, 224pp. Corners and edges rubbed, title page partly detached, else VG. Inscribed on ffep: "From Betty with love to Margaret, Christmas 1936".
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2236 The Scientific Knowledge of Dante - D. lloyd Roberts
Price : £25.00 Publisher : Manchester University Press/Sherratt and Hughes Published : 1914 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
pp28. Pages roughcut. Approx 6" by 9". Inscribed by the author to Sir Thomas Barlow Bart, PhD, FRS, 14 March 1914. Transcript of a lecture delivered at the University before the Manchester Dante Society.
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5564 The Scout Movement - E E Reynolds
Price : £22.00 Publisher : Oxford University Press Published : 1950 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp234. 8vo. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on red title box to spine. DW has 2" tear on bottom edge. Yellowing to endpapers. BW plates.
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270 The Sea Lady - Wells, H G
Price : £35.00 Publisher : London: Methuen & Co, 1902 Edition : F Binding : Hard
VG, but slight nick at top of spine. Adverts in back dated September 1902, so probably 2nd binding of 1st edition. 301pp + 40pp adverts. Back cover embossed with crest of Grocers' Company's School, Hackney Downs. Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, spine rather faded. Cover has some damp staining along top edge at front and back. Light foxing to first and last few pages.
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7829 The Second Afghan War: 1878-79-80: Its causes, its conduct and its consequences (Volume II only) - Hanna, Colonel H. B.
Price : £100.00 Publisher : Westminster: Archibald Constable Published : 1904 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
pp372. Octavo. Maroon cloth cover is fading, worn at corners and edges of spine; a label is partially removed from front cover. Hinges cracked. A numeric inscription inside rear cover suggest this have been ex-lib. All 3 maps are still tipped in, VG (2" tear in map 3). Edges of pages worn, but pages clean and smooth.
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1772 The Secret Life of the Ex-Tsaritza - Le Queux, William
Price : £60.00 Publisher : London: Odhams Published : 1918 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
Second impression of the first edition of this scarce book. Cheaply produced book in good condition in the original cloth, with wear and rubbing, and some marking. Boards are thin card and have some creasing, and bubbling to cloth. Forward lean to spine. Internally the paper is browned, but conternts are clean and the binding is tight. 190 pages.
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551 The Self-named William Shake-speare, The Prince of Wales - Mudie, Alfred
Price : £25.00 Publisher : London: Cecil Palmer, 1929 Published : 1929 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good
Good+. Orange boards, maroon lettering. 106pp. Cover rather faded, otherwise in excellent condition. An examination of the cyphered name of Francis Bacon hidden in the works of Shakespeare.
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5698 The Shadow of Everest: With Lut Vivijs and Jan Vanhees to the roof of the world - Peter Grypdonck (Trans. S Hahmann)
Price : £20.00 Publisher : Antwerp: Standaard Published : 1989 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good
pp174. 8vo. Softcover with colour photographic cover. Colour plates and BW diagrams.
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7025 The Shakespeare Head Edition of the Novels of Anthony Trollope in 14 Volumes - Trollope, Anthony
Price : £300.00 Publisher : Oxford: Basil Blackwell Published : 1929 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
One of 525 unumbered sets limited edition, complete in 14 volumes. Bound in green cloth which is in very good condition, with some wear and rubbing. Top edge gilt with rough cut foredge. Wear to extremities, including bumping to edges. Internally clean, though the odd water stain to the edge of front and rear boards. Spines dulled, though titles are visible, except 'The Warden'. Pages clean and bright apart from occasional handling marks and mild spots, some spotted foxing to endpapers. A very heavy set which will incur extra postage; please enquire for rates.
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7175 The Sheaf 8 issues (Magazine of) High Storrs Grammar School - December 1953 - December 1957) - [None]
Price : £40.00 Publisher : Sheffield: High Storrs Grammar School for Boys Published : 1953 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good
Eight issues of The Sheaf, school magazine of High Storrs Grammar School for Boys, Sheffield (presumably successor to Sheffield Central Secondary School whose magazine was also called The Sheaf, and whose volume numbers segue into these). Card covered stapled pamphlets, some rust stains about staples. December '53 (Vol 24:3), July '54 (24:4), Dec '54 (24,5), July '55 (also 24:5), Dec 55 (24:6), July '56 (also 24:6), Dec '56 (24:7), (No July '57), Dec '57 (24:9). These could be the record of a boy's five years from 11+ entrance to O-Levels. A name is written in fountain pen on the fourth volume - it would be interesting to see if that name appears in the records inside.
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6011 The Sheffield Book of Recipes - [None]
Price : £10.00 Publisher : Sheffield: City of Sheffield Education Committee Published : 1930 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Fair Jacket : No Jacket
A scarce book running to 149 pages in thin card covers. Wear and rubbing to covers and internally there is vertical marking to the endpapers and title-page from old sellotape which has been removed. Otherwise internally clean.
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3569 The Shishapangma Expedition - Doug Scott and Alex MacIntyre
Price : £30.00 Publisher : London: Granada Published : 1984 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp322. Grey cloth binding. DW shows slight wear around edge and corners. BW illustrations.
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5808 The Shishapangma Expedition - Doug Scott and Alex MacIntyre
Price : £30.00 Publisher : London: Granada Published : 1984 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp322. 8vo. Grey cloth binding with white lettering to spine in priceclipped DW. BW illustrations.
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3229 The Sicilian Defence: A quantitative analysis of the opening - Levy, David; Kevin O'connell and David Watt
Price : £12.00 Publisher : London: Imprint Capablanca Published : 1981 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp221 & appendix. Folio. Cloth bound. Slight wear to corners.
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2383 The Siege and Conquest of the North Pole - George Bryce
Price : £85.00 Publisher : Gibbings Published : 1910 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
pp334 + 2p ads. Handcut pages. Some weakening of spine. Inscribed in pencil: "The Skipper. Christmas 1914. FH". This may indicate it was given by Shackleton to his photographer Frank Harley.
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11 The Sins of Sumuru - Rohmer, Sax
Price : £90.00 Publisher : Herbert Jenkins ,1950 Published : 1950 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine Jacket : J
Page edges foxed and usual ghost image of wrapper edge on fep, dust jacket price-clipped and stamped 5/- net, else near fine in VG wrapper (darkened due to rubbing).
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7924 The Slave Systems of Greek and Roman Antiquity - Westermann, William L
Price : £30.00 Publisher : Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society Published : 1955 Edition : 2nd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
pp180. Folio. Blue cloth covers with gilt lettering to front and spine (cloth shows rubbing at centre; corners bumped). PO inscription on FEP. Internally tight and clean.
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4012 The Slavonic New Testament - [None]
Price : £50.00 Publisher : United Bible Societies Published : 1996 Binding : Hard Condition : Near Fine Jacket : No Jacket
The New Testament in Slavonic, first published in 1959. Pagination in Slavonic, octavo, black cloth binding. An impressive volume printed by Cambridge University Press.
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2394 The Snark's Summer Annual 1919 (Number 18) - Starr Woods
Price : £10.00 Publisher : Angold's Published : 1919 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Fair Jacket : No Jacket
pp 94. Spine very worn. Heavy paper. In 1919 still carries direction on sending copies to the troops, but the women's skirts are only just below the knee. Light reading, jokes and attractive young women. Cover shows silhouette of girl diving.
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4557 The Social Psychology of Industry - J A C Brown (Intro. Adrian Cadbury)
Price : £15.00 Publisher : London: Sidgwick and Jackson Published : 1986 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine Jacket : J
pp336. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine. Slight wear to DW (green and gold, classic appearance). A attractive HB copy of this management classic.
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5381 The Sonnets of Shakespeare and Henry Wriothesley, Third Earl of Southampton, together with A Lover's Complaint and The Phoenix & Turtle - Walter Thomson (Ed. & Intro.) (Shakespeare)
Price : £45.00 Publisher : Oxford: Basil Blackwell Published : 1938 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine Jacket : J
pp199. 8vo. Ginger cloth binding (colours still bright) with gilt lettering to spine. DW sand-coloured, tears along top edge, back bottom; light browning and fading variously located. Tucked in is six page brochure of the publication. Thomson argues that the poems alternate between Shakespeare and Southampton.
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5102 The Soul of Nigeria - Delano, Isaac. O.
Price : £35.00 Publisher : London: T. Werner Laurie Published : 1937 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Book in very good condition, with some wear and rubbing. The dustjacket is worn and has some edge pieces missing, soiling to cream paper, now retained within a clear protective sleeve. Internally clean, some foxing, ecpecially to endpapers and prelims, binding is tight. With black and white illustrations. 251 pages.
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7828 The South Kensington Museum: Examples of the works of art in the museum and of the decorations of the building with brief descriptions (2 Volumes) - [None]
Price : £200.00 Publisher : London: Published with the sanction of the Science and Art Depar Published : 1881 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
2 folio volumes, half bound in blue both with gilt decorated corners and spine. Light wear to corners, ends of spine; cloth rubbed front edge of spine Vol 1. Marbled edge of pages, marbled endpapers. Volume 1 has 96 plates each with 1 or 2 pages of descriptive text to each. Volume 2 has 80 plates with 1 or 2 pages of descriptive text to each. Please enquire for postage. Photographs available on request.
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5088 The Soviet Transport System - [None]
Price : £5.00 Publisher : Novosti Press Agency Published : 1986 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Good
pp48. Pamphlet with soft cloth cover, stapled. Covers road (cars, buses, trolleybuses, lorries, railways, ships, aviation and pipelines. English text with photographic illustrations on every page.
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4359 The Special Evils of the Streets of London, a speech made in the House of Commons Friday 13th 1900 - Samuel Smith MP
Price : £12.00 Publisher : London: Chas J Thynne Published : 1900 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good
pp24. Red card cover, grubby, splitting along spine. Printed in a first edition of 100000.
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6521 The Speeches of Charles Dickens - Fielding, K. J. (editor)
Price : £60.00 Publisher : Oxford at the Clarendon Press Published : 1960 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Book in very good condition in a very good dustjacket, with some wear and rubbing. Internally clean, inscription to ffe, binding is tight. 456 pages.
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708 The Sphere An Illustrated Newspaper for the Home, Vol 1, Jan-June 1900 - [None]
Price : £150.00 Publisher : London, Nineteen Hundred Publishing Syndicate, 1900 Edition : F Binding : Hard
The first six months of this weekly journal, 740 pp plus adverts, in the house binding, crimson cloth with gilt Britannia on the spine and two gorgeous gilt girls hefting the globe on the front cover - but could they lift this colossal volume? Very good in fine condition binding.
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1904 The Staffordshire Terrier - Ormsby, Clifford A.
Price : £200.00 Publisher : F. A. Owen, NY Published : 1956 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Signed by the author on the title page. Previous owners name inside board. Original green cloth boards with black lettering to spine and cover. Dust jacket has a small tear to top of spine. 48pp, including many B&W photographs.
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6838 The Standing Orders of the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment - [None]
Price : £25.00 Publisher : Chester: W. H. Evans Published : 1940 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Scarce book in very good condition, with some wear and rubbing, and a little marking, spine sunned. Internally clean, foxing to endpapers, binding tight. 145 pages.
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6950 The Star of the Fairies - Hope, Mrs. C.- W. Elphinstone
Price : £75.00 Publisher : London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington Published : 1881 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
Book in good condition, with chipping to head and tail of spine, and wear to corners. All page edges gilt. Internally there is some splitting to the endpaper along front inner hinge, binding is still tight. Some foxing, heavy on a few pages. Illustrated with 11 full-page tisssue-guarded lithographs by John Laurent. 75 pages.
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4997 The Stories of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata - Oman, John Campbell (translator)
Price : £20.00 Publisher : London:George Routledge Published : 1895 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Book in very good condition in the original cloth, with some wear and rubbing. Spine a little soiled. Internally clean, previous owner's name to ffe, binding tight. Illustrated. 231 pages.
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2451 The Storm A Novel in Six Parts - Ehrenburg, Ilya
Price : £40.00 Publisher : Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House Published : 1948 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
A very good copy in discoloured and rubbed but complete jacket, signed "Ilya Ehrenburg" on the free endpaper. Signature looks natural and authentic, the initial I looks like a dashed-off copperplate capital T, the final g like a dashed-off copperplate y. The binding is quarter cloth and patterned boards, with attached woven bookmark. A Stalin Prize novel by, obviously, a survivor!
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3434 The Story He Was Told; or the Adventures of a Tea-Cup - Nellie Hellis
Price : £20.00 Publisher : Religious Tract Society Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp64 + pp16 publisher's notices. Green illustrated board cover, a branch (Elderflower?) in berry going diagonally across, while the bottom right quadrant is occupied by a colour picture of a girl holding a baby up to see a rabbit in a cage. The whole is pocket sized. Coloured frontispiece. Illustrated endpapers bear a list of other titles. BW illustrations. No longer tight bound, slight split at front hinge.
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620 The Story of Don Vincente - Jackson, Holbrook
Price : £250.00 Publisher : Corvinus Press, 1939 Edition : F Binding : Hard
Near fine. Limited edition of 60 copies printed on hand-made paper for presentation by Lord Carlow, owner of the Corvinus Press, as Christmas presents to his friends. Printed on silver-flecked paper (in silver-flecked boards with repeating design of a crow holding a ring in its beak in black). Spine bound in navy cloth with gilt lettering. Inscribed on presentation page from Ernest Callard to Holbrook Jackson. Also two press cuttings referring to the Corvinus Press and its successor Dropmore Press, stuck to the back of the last page of a pencilled letter signed by Wilfred T Ray.
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2366 The Story of the Garden - Rohde, Eleanour Sinclair
Price : £50.00 Publisher : London:Medici Society Published : 1933 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
pp326. Large 8vo. Green cloth cover with gilt lettering to spine, in worn DW. DW torn about spine corners and small tears in top edge, top and bottom spine worn away - now in protective wrap with backing. Typed bookplace inside front cover. Signed on title page by author, and with a seven line inscription in her hand at bottom of title page. Tucked-in is card addressed to owner (of bookplate) and signed by the author. This is the 1933 reprint of the 1932 first edition. Colour and BW plates. Rough cut pages.
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3432 The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War - Winston L Spencer Churchill
Price : £50.00 Publisher : Nelson Published : 1916 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp383. Nelson's pocket sized library. Blue cloth binding with gold lettering on spine. PO name stamped neatly on fep. Fold out map. No longer tight bound, but a desirable copy of a rare work. Churchill at this time still had to distinguish himself from Winston Churchill the bestselling American novelist, hence the middle name and initial.
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2158 The Strange Case of Edmund Gurney - Hall, Trevor H.
Price : £15.00 Publisher : London: Duckworth Published : 1964 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Book in very good condition in a very good dustjacket, with some wear and rubbing. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions, binding tight. Illustrated. 219 pages.
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4239 The Stranger in Ireland from the Reign of Elizabeth to the Great Famine - Maxwell, Constantia
Price : £20.00 Publisher : London: Jonathan Cape Published : 1954 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Book in very good condition in a good dustjacket, with wear and rubbing, soiling to rear panel of jacket. Edge-chipping and closed reapired tear to top edge of front panel. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions, binding tight. Illustrated, and with a folding map to rear. 340 pages.
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6639 The Strife for Religious Liberty - Potten, Reverend H T
Price : £35.00 Publisher : Cranleigh: Samurai Press Published : 1908 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp276, Octavo. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering to front and spine. Black endpapers. Inscription on reverse of FEP. Includes chronology and index.
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4185 The Student's Hand-book of Forensic Medicine and Medical Police - H Aubrey Husband [ex lib Syd ney Dernley]
Price : £150.00 Publisher : Edinburgh: Livingstone Published : 1883 Edition : 4th Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp604. Brown cloth binding is worn at corners and edges. Pages containing diagrams tend to stand proud. Scarthin Books acquired the library of Sydney Dernley, Britain's last surviving hangman. Check our stock for other items from his library of criminology, mostly bearing his bookplate. This copy does not bear SD's bookplate.
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5306 The Substance of Architecture - Butler, A. S. G.
Price : £25.00 Publisher : London: Constable Published : 1932 Edition : 2nd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Book in very good in a very good dustjacket, with some wear and rubbing, and spotted foxing to jacket. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions, binding tight. Illustrated with 8 black and white plates. 319 pages.
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733 The Subtle Knife - Pullman, Philip
Price : £40.00 Publisher : London: The Folio Society Published : 2008 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Fine Jacket : No Jacket
First Folio Society edition. Book in fine condition, with very little signs of any wear. No slipcase. Internally very clean, no marks or inscriptions. With colour illustrations by Peter Bailey. 299 pages.
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394 The Sun King - Mitford, Nancy
Price : £60.00 Publisher : Hamish Hamilton, 1971 (Seventh Impression) Binding : Hard Jacket : J
Owner's self-adhesive label on FEP else a near-fine copy in a dustwrapper with marginal tears and two centimetre-square pieces missing near top of spine.Inscribed "For (the owner) from Deborah Devonshire" (the author's sister). Although a common book unsigned, this is still a prperly-made book with headband and bound in real Oxford Library Buckram or similar - unlike today's testured-cardboard """cloth""" bindings.
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1647 The Sussex Fowl (The Book of the Sussex) - Sharpe, S.C.
Price : £150.00 Publisher : Lewes: F.J.Parsons, Ltd. at the "Sussex Express" Office Published : 1920 Edition : 2nd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
The "Second Edition", the date deduced from the text.(vi)+174 pp.+ 8 coloured plates+30 halftones on 15 plate leaves (+one blank plate leaf!). The whole bound in grey-green cloth, black titling and a colour fowl plate affixed to the front board. The colour plates are all from paintings by "Wippell". In short a lovingly produced volume!This is a very good copy apart from a yellowed fade strip down the front board edge and grubby top edges. We have many,many more recent and much more reasonably priced poultry books from the collection of a learned bachelor farmer, but you would have to make an appointment to look at these, we just haven't time to catalogue or search out inexpensive items, David Mitchell 01629-823272
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2502 The Syllabus of Physical Exercises For Schools Third Edition - Board of Education
Price : £10.00 Publisher : Eyre and Spottiswood Published : 1909 Edition : 3rd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good Jacket : No Jacket
pp168. Appears to be slight waterdamage to cover (rubbing fingertips over). First owners name written on top front cover. Names of first and second owners on fep: "Anita Evans STC 1914-1916" and "Delphine Evans STC 1921-23". Some pencilled amendations made neatly in side.
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6651 The Symbol and the Saint - Field, Eugene
Price : £50.00 Publisher : Privately printed for the friends of Mr and Mrs W Van R Whitall Published : 1924 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Good
pp18. Duodecimo. Illustrated board cover with title label tipped on to front. Spine is missing, revealing cloth beneath.
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4660 The Tanganyika Problem: An account of the researchs undertaken concerning the existence of marine animals in Central Africa - J E S Moore
Price : £350.00 Publisher : London: Hurst and Blackett Published : 1903 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp371 + colour fold out map + publisher's announcements. Black cloth binding with gilt design and lettering. Bumping to corners and ends of spine. Front endpaper hinges cracked. Colour frontispiece. Colour plates. 3 foldout maps internally.
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4155 The Thoroughbred: A Periodical Devoted to Breeding and Racing: Volume 1 Number 1 (1947) and Volume 1 Number 3 (1947/48) - [None]
Price : £15.00 Publisher : Rataplan Publications Published : 1947 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Very Good
Each approx. pp32. Magazine with BW phographs.
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1541 The Thousand and One Days (Arabian Tales) A Companion to the "Arabian Nights" - Pardoe, Miss J. (introduction by)
Price : £100.00 Publisher : London: Lambert and Co Published : 1857 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
An attractive navy-blue volume, with gilt decoration and titling to spine and front board and blind-embossed decorative surrounds to both boards; very characteristic of its day - short and plump (170X110 mm). x+358+8pp publisher's adverts.The book begins with frontispiece and illustrated title-page separated by a tissue guard. These look to have been lithographically printed after steel engravings, but perhaps I'm just ignorant.The spine is a little dulled and the sections now sit with the fore-edges unevenly projecting, but the book is sound and in almost very good condition. An uncommon survival.
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2293 The Three "Superstitions" of Professor Haeckel - Dr Keeling
Price : £30.00 Publisher : Sheffield: Pawson and Brailsford Published : 1904 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Soft Condition : Fair Jacket : No Jacket
31 pages. Over-size card wrapper shows considerable wear. Stiff sheets of pamphlet itself in good condition. Dr Keeling who lived at 267 Glossop Road Sheffield issued this ripost to Haeckel's "Riddle of the Universe". A previous owner has corrected a date on the preface, indicating that this pamphlet was written in July 1904. A good example of tendacious literature.
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5076 The Thrilling Mysteries of a Convent Revealed! and The Nun; or, Six Months Residence in a Convent - Anon. and Rebecca Theresa Reed
Price : £20.00 Publisher : Philadelphia: T B Peterson Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp238. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering to front and spine. Octavo. Continuous pagination but actually consists of The Thrilling Mysteries of a Convent Revealed! with no author given, but Peterson was the publisher, 191 pages AND The Nun; or, Six Months Residence in a Convent by Rebecca Theresa Reed (also published by Peterson). Frontispiece. Endpapers browning. PO name scratched from inside front cover but date of 1884 has been left. Appears to be neither anti-clerical pornography, nor anti-Catholic propaganda (despite the earlier work of the US Know-Nothing Party. Though this had presumably left an interest in Catholic power in the USA). The "mystery" of the first work involves the head of the Jesuit Order in the USA.
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6098 The Tibetans : A Struggle to Survive - Lehman, Steve
Price : £20.00 Publisher : New York: Umbrage Editions Published : 1999 Edition : 2nd Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : J
Oblong format book in very good condition in a very good dustjacket, with some wear and rubbing. Internally clean, no marks or inscriptions. Illustrated throughout. 199 pages.
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5498 The Timber Trades Journal List of Shipping Marks on Timber, Embracing Sawn and Planed Wood, Joinery, Hardwood, and Plywood exported from the producing countries of the world: Twelth Edition - [None]
Price : £22.00 Publisher : London: Benn Brothers Published : 1937 Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good
pp247 (pagination includes endpapers). Quarto. Blue cloth binding with gold lettering.
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6188 The Times House of Commons - [None]
Price : £50.00 Publisher : London: The Times office Published : 1945 Edition : 1st Edition Binding : Hard Condition : Very Good Jacket : No Jacket
Book in very good condition in the original cloth, with some wear and rubbing. Fading along spine and faded markings to rear cover. 174 pages. Internally clean, includes map of general election, binding is tight.
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