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Sotheby & Co. 12-13 July 1965.: Catalogue of the Fine Collection of Scientific Books: The Property of Professor E. N. DA C. Andrade, F.R.S.
London: Sotheby & Co., 1965. Paperback. 120pp. Fine. Includes a price list of final bids. Illustrated with 5 plates. (Book ref. 8202) £5.00
Jo„o Pestana.: VivÍncias. [Book of black and white photographs - text in Portugese].
O Liberal, 1997. Large paperback with french wrappers. No page numbers - about 200 pages. First edition, limited to 3000 copies. Includes an introduction by Professor Doutor Jo„o David Pinto-Correia. Fine condition. Looks near new. (Book ref. 8057) £10.00
Austen, Jane.: Persuasion (The Novel Library).
The Novel Library, 1947. Hardback. 254pp. Good / no dustwrapper. Bright copy with shelf-wear to edges. Newspaper cuttings (about this novel) on the front endpapers and a cutting of a drawing of Sir Walter Elliot (a character) on the title-page. (Book ref. 9020) £15.00
Williams, Tennessee.: The Night of the Iguana. (First Penguin edition, no. 2270 / film tie-in.
Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1964. Paperback. 120pp. First Penguin edition. Fine condition. The play from which the film was adapted. Film-tie in with "Sue Lyon Richard Burton star in the John Huston Film" printed on the front cover, which is illustrated with both actors in a scene from the film. (Book ref. 8727) £4.00
Ricardo Alvarez Cela and Luis Eceizabarrena: Torneos Retrospectivos Serie Capablanca Lake Hopatcong 1926
Madrid: de Arzon, 1973. Paperback. 144pp. First edition. Crease to spine and slightly marked page edges. Published 1973. First printing of this edition. Text in Spanish, with algebraic notation and illustrations of game positions. (Book ref. 9019) £20.00
More, Charles.: The Training of Teachers 1847-1947: A History of the Church Colleges at Cheltenham.
London: The Hambledon Press, 1992. Hardback. 206pp. First edition. Near Fine book in Fine dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. No underlining or annotations. (Book ref. 3331) £4.00
Fredrick, Peter.: Creative Sunprinting: Early Photographic Printing Processes Rediscovered.
London and New York: Focal Press, 1980. Hardback. 156pp. First edition. Fine book in near Fine dustwrapper with slight fading to yellow colour along the spine - not the lettering. Illustrated with lots of drawing and ten photographs - four b/w, the others sepia and colour. (Book ref. 8775) £7.00
Y Estrin & I B Glaskov.: Play the King's Gambit Volume 2: King's Gambit Declined (Pergamon Chess Openings)
Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1982. Paperback. 134pp. "First English Edition". Originally published in Russian. Good condition. Fading to spine. Ink annotations to six pages. (Book ref. 9016) £12.00
Words by James Joyce, set to music by E. J. Moeran.: Rahoon.
Oxford University Press, 1947. Four pages of sheet music plus cover pages. A tear through the booklet has left a 1.5cm tear to each page, otherwise a bright copy. Staple to 'spine' edge to keep pages together. Previous owner's neat signature to front cover. A poem by James Joyce (from Pomes Penyeach) set to music by Ernest John Moeran. (Book ref. 9014) £30.00
Velasco, Gabriel.: Masterpieces Of Attack: The Brilliant Games of GM Marcel Sisniegna Campbell.
Grand Prairie, Texas, USA: Chess Digest, 1997. Paperback. 300pp. First edition. Very Good condition. Crease to back cover and slight shelf-wear. (Book ref. 9015) £10.00
Sid Pickard, ed.: The Games of Wilhelm Steinitz: First World Chess Champion.
Dallas, USA: Pickard & Son, 1995. First edition. Very Good condition. Some shelf-wear to corners. (Book ref. 9018) £15.00
Sabine Baring-Gould.: Early Reminiscences: 1834-1864 and Further Reminiscences1864-1894 (Two-volume set).
London: The Bodley Head, 1925 Two hardbacks. 350pp and 291pp. Both Very Good bright copies in tatty dustwrappers. Volume one is a a 1925 reprint (first published in 1923). Volume two is a first edition. Both illustrated. Autobiography of a reverend who was a social historical reseracher, writer of hymns and collector of folk songs - has a folk festival in Devon named after him. (Book ref. 9013) £15.00
Nick Daughtry, Jon Daughtry and Stephen Jones.: Travel Sickness.
Die Gestalten Verlag, 2001. Paperback. 160pp. First edition. "'Travel Sickness' is a singular book project from Sheffield which takes us on a surreal journey into the 21st century. Drawing inspiration from the messiness, violence and beauty of the world around them together with the writings of Stephen Jones . . . the book's design is a literal and emotional reaction to the text. The illustrations convey the fragmented thoughts of Jack as he takes an unwanted and disturbing journey into his own sense of loss. Stephen Jones's bizarre narrative describes how absurd life can be in the new millennium. He uses consumer goods, ads, themes and McPlaces as effective metaphors of the everyday . . . The result is an experimental combination of graphics and text, full of bittersweet irony and humour. (Book ref. 6594) £5.00
Iakov Neishtadt (Author), K.P. Neat (Translator).: Paul Keres Chess Master Class.
Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1983. Paperback. Near Very Good condition. Some shelf-wear to corners and a few dog-eared pages. (Book ref. 9017) £15.00
Royal Historical Society.: Writings on British History 1901-1933: Volume Four: THe Eighteenth Century 1714-1815, Part 2.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1969. Hardback. 390pp. First edition. Fine/no dustwrapper. Navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "A Bibliography of books and articles on the history of Great Britain from about 450 A.D. to 1914, published during the years 1901-1933 inclusive, with an Appendix containing a select list of publications in these years on British history since 1914". (Book ref. 9012) £10.00
Philip F. Skottowe, ed.: Local Government 1933: Comprising Statutes, Orders, Circulars, Memoranda, Cases and Departmental Decisions Affecting Local Authorities.
London: Butterworth & Co., 1934. Hardback. xiv + 961pp. + 16pp. First edition. Good condition/no dustwrapper. Some marks to boards and dusty page edges.1cm tear to cloth at top of spine. Includes the Local Government Act (252 pages) "extensively annotated" (Book ref. 9011) £30.00
Moody, Roger.: The Risks We Run: Mining, Communities and Political Risk Insurance.
Utrecht, the Netherlands: International Books, 2005. Paperback. 322pp. Fine condition. Looks near new. (Book ref. 9009) £4.00
Revised English translation by Dr. Joseph Loewy and Joseph Guens. Illustrations by M. Kunstadt.: Haggadah: Service for the First Nights of Passover.
Vienna: Jos. Schlesinger, 1929. Large format hardback. 84pp. Third enlarged edition with a supplement of music. Text in Hebrew with English translation. Colour illustrations (six full-page, 3 double-page) reproduced from original artistic drafts of M. Kunstadt. Good condition. No dustwrapper. Pictorial boards. 5cm tear to cloth along spine - external only: not through to endpapers. Shelf-wear to edges. (Book ref. 9005) £30.00
Mrs Frewen Lord.: Tales from Westminster Abbey Told to Children.
London and Edinburgh: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, n.d. Small hardback. 112pp. "New and Revised edition". Very Good book in Good dustwrapper with wear and tear to edges. (Book ref. 9007) £5.00
Tess Cosslett, ed.: Science and Religion in the Nineteenth Century.
Cambridge University Press, 1984. Paperback. 249pp. Very Good condition. A book of selections from 19th century writers involved in the debate about the relation between science and religion. Includes extracts from writing by Darwin, theologian William Paley, evolutionist Robert Chambers, geologist Hugh Miller, agnostics T.H. Huxley and John Tyndall, Charles Godwin (contribution to "Essays and Reviews") and the Anglican bishop Frederick Temple. Includes a 24-page introduction by the editor. (Book ref. 8998) £4.00