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LONDON Longman,Brown,Green,and Longmans 1854. First published in 1841 this is the revised and definitive edn on which the 1968 facsimile was based [ Cass Industrial Classics series] A nice clean sound copy in original publishers cloth by Burn with their ticket to rear pastedown.The front endpaper has the ticket of Howard Baker of Birmingham "The most Expert Bookfinder Extant - Submit your Wants" The title page has the ownership stamp of Robert Rigby the colliery owner. (Book ref. 4997)
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London. C.Arthur Pearson Ltd.Henrietta Street, 1905 An exceptional copy of the dated 1905 edition, clean, tight, and with no ownership marks. (Book ref. 5000)
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Guildford, Billing & Sons, 1889 An architectural study, by an associate of Sir Gilbert G. Scott;rather than the usual nostalgic / romantic portrayal, of the cottages around Guilford and Godalming.Quarto 138pps two large folding maps and numerous lithographed line drawings and text figures. A very good copy of a book often found in a shaken or disbound state.A good copy of the First Edition (Book ref. 4987)
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London Henry Colburn 1818. French-Swiss writer and woman of letters, an early champion of women's right, who was considered among Napolťon's major opponents, and spent much of her life in exile. However, Mme de StaŽl did not only gain fame with her books or her salon for leading intellectuals, but with her numerous affairs.Her lovers included Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, who was bishop of Autun,Count Louis de Narbonne (1788-93),with whom she had 2 sons, Benjamin Constant, a writer and influential politician, and Count Adolphe-Louis Ribbing, who masterminded the assassination of Gustavus III, the king of Sweden-Finland.Her father, Jacques Necker, was an aristocrat and banker, who was appointed Louis XVI's finance minister in 1777. His dismissal by the king was a link in the series of events which led to the storming of the Bastille. The memoir occupies the first 156pps followed by Miscellanies a lengthy essay on the Corn Laws, and The Corn Trade and The Fatal Consequences of a Single Fault 8vo.xvi. 416pps. Scarce COPAC records only the Charlecote Park copy. A good clean sound copy in original half leather with marbled sides. (Book ref. 4995)
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LONDON : Jarrold & Sons,12 Paternoster Row. ND [1868] 171 pages + 3 pages of publisher adverts. Original brown coated endpapers attractively inscribed "To Mary Moore 1st Prize for good attendance in 2nd Class Yoxall National Schools Xmas 1871". Coloured Wood Block frontispiece and numerous wood engraved illustrations and chapter headings and initials. 34 ballads several involving Lucy Bell. some spotting a little grubby but generally good.Dated from the British Lib Cat see Copac (Book ref. 4999)
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Sheffield. Printed by Pawson & Brailsford for The Company of Cutlers. 1905/06. The 2 volume First Edition in the original quarter vellum & green cloth lettered gilt to spine & blocked coat-of-arms to the front boards,some discolouration to the spine of vol 1 but still an exceptionally clean sound set of this standard work on the Company who oversaw the cutlery trades for almost two hundred years from 1624 & then continued as a trademark sub-registry and mouthpiece of the cutlery, steel and edgetool industry. Its rules insisted that all apprenticeships in the cutlery trades had to be registered at the Cutlers' Hall, thereby assembling a wealth of biographical detail for over 30,000 people. Large heavy volumes please request an individual shipping quote. Also available is an original 1781 "Father & Son" Apprenticeship Document for a Sheffield scissor and knifemaker who appears in the list of apprentices in volume two. (Book ref. 4998)
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LONDON B.T.Batsford 94 High Holborn 1910. A Good copy of the First Edition printed at the Darien Press Edinburgh and prepared for the guidance and instruction of the architectural and building student in his endeavor to obtain an intimate knowledge of all the drawings necessary for the erection of a building and including its finishings & fittings.Small Folio.40 lithographed plates including details of Billiard Room,Oriel, Verandah, Conservatory,Tower, Motor House,Chauffers Lodge as well as site plan of drainage foundations, heating and electric light.Original cloth rebacked.Loosely inserted are a couple of colour plates of country seats (Lawton & Clifton Hall). An interesting period piece in nice order and empahtically NOT ex library (Book ref. 4996)
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London. Chatto & Windus 111 St Martins Lane Charing Cross 1902 An excellent copy,clean and sound throughout all 1,200 pages, listing peerage, baronetage, knightage, and untitled in one alphabetical list allowing cross reference from a house name to the owners. An exceptional copy of an invaluable genealogical reference. Please request an exact shipping quote (Book ref. 4993)
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LONDON Ward Lock & Co Ltd 1904 An exceptional unblemished copy of the First Edition in striking decorated cloth with tissue guarded frontispiece and binding onlay by Fred Pegram 8vo 251pps & 4pp catalogue (Book ref. 4992)
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Sheffield: J W Northend, 1922. Large 8vo.viii, 259pp, frontis, 43 plates, plus text illustrations. Original red cloth gilt, uncut and top edge coloured. List of subscribers and a useful Bibliography of Sheffield History. (Book ref. 4991)
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London:Anthony Treherne & Co.,Ltd. 3 Agar Street. Charing Cross.1902 A clean sound copy of the First Edition in original publishers cloth.8vo 308pps+4pp publishers advert. Orig brown coated endpapers verso of which has a small oval stamp for Christophers & Son and a pencilled ownership inscription Mr Luff,Sefton Manor, Nr Sefton Quarries, Sefton. A scarce title the author John Byers Maxwell was a London editor of a provincial newspaper who died on July 6th 1931 in the County Mental Hospital at Whittingham, Lancashire. (Book ref. 4990)
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LONDON Published at the Headquarters of the Club 1928. A Good Clean Sound Copy of the First Edition in original publishers cloth,8vo. 286pps and 15 tipped in art paper plates. Covers the development of the bicycle as well as the history of cycling and the club itself and includes a Bibliography of Books & Pamphlets.A nice copy and emphatically NOT ex library (Book ref. 4988)
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London T.Fisher Unwin Paternoster Square 1902 A good copy of the First Edition signed by the author with his presentation inscription to Isidore Marcie "With every good wish from his brother photographer Albert Chevalier" from the library of Anne and F.G.Renier with there engraved bookplate and an article from The Times headed The Creator of My Old Dutch and begining "Albert Chevalier, perhaps the greatest entertainer this country has ever produced..." Large 8vo 258pps + publishers catalogue 60 illustrations pictorial cloth.teg. The usual foxing but generally a clean sound copy (Book ref. 4994)
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Preston R.Parkinson & Co. 1890. The record of enquiries held by the County Council of the County Palatine of Lancaster in the year 1889 at Southport,Lytham, Morecambe,Ulverston Liverpool,and Fleetwood. 8vo.151pps original half roan over printed cloth boards.Good. (Click on illustration) (Book ref. 2344)
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LONDON The Sunday Referee and The Parton Bookshop Parton Street WC1 1934 The First issue FIRST EDITION of the authors important first book, with flat back and without the later advertisement leaf [Rolph 1956] one of only 250 copies published a month after his 20th birthday. A clean sound copy but with a light staining to the gutter caused by the binders glue. Inscribed " To Peggy with best wishes Xmas 1945 Berry." and the neat signature of the contemporary Welsh poet Herbert W. Corby to the paste down. (Book ref. 4975)
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DUBLIN George Faulkner,in Essex Street 1742 An excellent copy of the first volume of the Faulkener edition of the authors works of 1746 in original full calf with raised bands 8vo.317pps clean and sound with minimal wear. Armorial bookplate of J.L.Shirreff to the paste down. (Book ref. 4978)
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London Eveleigh Nash,Fawside House 1908 A clean sound copy of the second impression in original decorated cloth. Virtually unobtainable in the original. As are his other novels "Semi Society " The Kings Council" and "The Man who lost his Past" etc. 8vo.269pps +36pp publishers catalogue. The Novelis/Satirist best known for "Whiskers & Soda" [1910] commited suicide 1n 1917 aged 46. (Book ref. 4983)
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IPSWICH W.E.Harrison,The Ancient House 1931 The scarce first printing in original printed wrappers.8vo. 145pps.Frontispiece and two plates. Occasional [useful] marginal notes.Clean and sound The steward's record of daily domestic expenditure,food and guests of a wealthy 14th century Suffolk household. (Book ref. 4981)
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London Ward Lock 1906. A clean sound copy of the First Edition in original publishers cloth. Facsimiles and reprints abound but the original edition is scarce. Crown 8vo.Frontispice 316pps plus 4pp publishers advertisement for E. Phillips Openheim and Guy Boothby (Book ref. 4986)
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London Constable & Co.Ltd 1919 A very good to fine Copy of the First Edition signed by the author. Her second collection of verse with some striking war poems written from her perspective as a nurse and a land girl. (Book ref. 4985)