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Karl Baedeker, Leipzig, 1878, Sixth remodelled edition, xxxiv prelims, 341pp, 21 maps, 19 plans, red limp cloth covers with gilt titles. The contents are in very good, tight condition, with some minor marks & dustiness here & there. All the maps & plans are as called for and are in excellent condition. The covers are somewhat grubby and a little worn and the book has been recased, retaining its original spine, which is darkened. Overall a good copy of an uncommon, early Baedeker (Book ref. 2169)
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London Brighton & South Coast & Western of France Railways, 1894, 5" x 3.25", 84pp with speckled edges, illustrated paper covers. A fine copy with a replacement spine in matching cloth. A comprehensive handbook for travellers to Europe in the late 1800s - fares, regulations, tourist information, timetables, distance tables etc etc, including advertising by Cunard, White Star, Pullman, P&O and so on. Delightful! UK postage for this item will be 90p (Book ref. 2254)
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Hurst & Blackett, London, 1936, fifth impression, 288pp, blue cloth, gilt titles to spine, dustwrapper. The book is in very good condition, with foxing to the page edges and sporadically in the text (quite heavy on a few pages). The covers are in excellent condition. The striking dustwrapper has a little edge wear and a tiny chip at the bottom of the fornt panel. There is a little foxing and the spine is a touch browned. (Book ref. 2260)
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Ward Lock, London, 1950, first edition, 350pp, blue cloth covers, dustwrapper. The book is in near fine condition, with a touch of foxing & tanning to the end papers and some pinprick marks on the covers. The dustwrapper has loss at the top & bottom of the spine & corners, there is a 3" closed tear with associated creasing at the bottom of the front panel and the front panel/joint is worn with a short closed tear. This is the third book in the Poldark series, to find one in its dustwrapper, albeit defective, is unusual (Book ref. 2257)
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Mills & Boon, London, 1926 First edition, frontispiece, xxxii prelims, 96pp, 16 plates, blue cloth covers. The contents are in very good, tight condition with a former owner's name and small bookplate on the front paste down. The covers are a little worn at the edges and marked and the spine is faded. Overall a nice copy of a rare book - Fairbairn's first. UK postage for this item will be 1.40 (Book ref. 2258)
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Daniel O'Connor, London, 1921, tissue guarded colour frontispieces, 532pp in total, 70 plates (33 in Volume 1, 37 in Volume 2), blind stamped green cloth covers with gilt titling to spines. The contents are in very good condition, with some foxing here and there and a few annotations in the text. The hinges of both volumes are a little loose (Volume 1 more so than Volume 2). The covers have edge & corner wear and a few minor marks, but overall are in very good order. A handsome set - the first I've had. Shipping will be by myHermes for 3.35. Overseas shipping will be considerably more (Book ref. 2256)
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The Architectural Press, London, 1930 & 1932, first editions, 128pp + 152pp, numerous illustrations, 2 maps in Volume 2, cloth covers, dustwrappers. The books are in excellent condition - the covers of Volume 2 are a touch grubby and marked. The dustwrappers are also in excellent condition - a little grubby & edge worn. Overall, a handsome set - examples in good dustwrappers are hard to find. (Book ref. 2255)
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W J Adams & Sons, London, January 1912, No 776, Special Edition in cloth, 2pp advertisements, cxivii pp prelims, 1097pp (pages 1 to 335 timetables etc, pages 336 - 382 steamer services, mail coaches etc pages 383 - 708 topographical information on the towns & cities of mainland Europe, pages 709 - 712 Traveller's Vocabulary, pages 713 - 1097 advertisements), blank leaves at end for notes, folding map of the Rhine, folding map of Switzerland, folding map of Europe in pocket at front, decorated red textured cloth covers with titles tooled in gold, elastic tie, South Eastern & Chatham Railway bookmark. The contents are in excellent condition, the page edges are brittle as usual, and there are some minor tissue repairs here & there. There are pencil notes on the first two pages of the blank pages at the back. The covers are very clean & bright. The maps are in very good order - the Europe map a little fragile on the folds. The Index only calls for 3 maps (the town plans were issued separately) so the example on offer here is is complete. The elastic tie is complete but has stretched over the years so is no longer elastic! The book has been re-cased by my bookbinder retaining the original spine. Overall this is the best copy I've had of the scarce Bradshaw's Continental Guide - this is the title carried by Michael Portillo on his 'Great Continental Railway Journeys', although his is from 1913. (Book ref. 2253)
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Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1878, halt title, frontispiece (portrait of Robert Stevenson), title page, 2pp Preface, 4pp contents, 1pp List of Plates, 283pp, illustrations in the text, 12 plates, cloth covers with gilt titles to spine and The High School of Glasgow device to upper cover. The contents are in excellent condiiton, with a prize sticker on the front paste down. The covers are a touch worn & rubbed at the edges & corners. Overall a cracking copy of a rare book - the first I've had. Stevenson was prolific Scottish engineer, famous for his lighthouses, including the Bell Rock Lighthouse, and his work on bridges, roads, harbours and rivers. He also surveyed a number of railway lines in Scotland but due to lack of funds these were never built. This Memoir was published by his son, David. A heavy book, shipping will be by myHermes for 3.35. Overseas shipping will be considerably more (Book ref. 2247)
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David McKay Company, Philadelphia, 1931, 62pp, text and black & white illustrations, card covers, blue cloth spine. The contents are in reasonably good condition - some marks here & there and a few small pieces of tape mending short closed edge tears. The covers are quite creased and worn, particularly to the lower right where you can flick through the pages to see Mickey and Minnie dancing. A rare book. UK postage on this item will be 1.60 (Book ref. 2249)
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The British Publishing Company Limited, Gloucester & London, fourth edition, 1930-31, 140pp on art paper, photographs in the text, adverts front & rear, folding map, card covers. Some browning to the edges of the covers and a small piece of sticker residue at the top of the front cover. Contents in fine condition. Nice! UK postrage on this item will be 1.60 (Book ref. 2243)
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Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co, London, not dated, 1908, 8pp general information, list of vessels in the P&O fleet etc, 1pp 'The P&O Postcard Albums', 23 (out of 24) detachable photogravure postcards with 1pp preceding each giving a short description of the view, deck activity etc, green cloth covers with P&O device and title in gilt blind. The prelims are in very good condition. The postcards have some foxing, one is missing (Slinging the Monkey), 2 cards and 1 descriptive pages are detached but present. The covers are a little worn, the gilt has faded and these is a small mark on the P&O device. The postcards are a mix of topographical views (Aden, Port Said, Suez etc) and deck activities (egg & spoon race, potato race, sack race etc) with perforations down the left hand side. There were two of these Souvenirs published for sale on board at 2/- each, this is No.2. I have never seen one before and to find it with all but one of its postcards present must be exceptional. I date it to 1908 as this is the year in which the 3 vessels noted in the fleet list as 'Building' were built! UK postage on this item will be 1.60 (Book ref. 2248)
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Hulton Press Ltd, London, 1958, folio, 64pp in full colour, glazed boards. The contents have some foxing and the page edges are browned. The covers are bright, with a few marks and a replacement cloth spine. This is a reprint of Frank Bellamy's early work for the Eagle comic - he went on to draw Thunderbirds in the TV Century 21 and TV 21 comics. A nice piece of unuusal Churchilliana - hard to find! (Book ref. 2250)
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Charles Griffin & Company, London, 1899, first edition, 339pp + 84pp adverts for Griffin & Co's other publications, 4 figures in the text, 9 folding plates (as called for), maroon cloth covers with titles tooled in gold, Griffin & Co device on front board. The contents are in excellent condition, with a small piece of archival tape mending a short closed tear in the front end paper. The covers have a little corner and edge wear and some light rubbing. The spine is a touch faded. Overall a very nice copy of a rare book - only the second I've seen. A heavy book, shipping will be by myHermes for 3.35. Overseas shipping will be considerably more (Book ref. 2246)
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Blakes (Norfolk Broads Holidays) Limited, Blake's, London, 1946, "Austerity Edition", landscape 24mo, 64pp, illustrations, booking form, illustrated paper covers, 'Low Water at Yacht Station (Great Yarmouth)' loosely inserted. In excellent condition, with just a little wear. The first post-war issue of Blakes' holiday brochure. UK postage on this item will be 1.20 (Book ref. 2242)
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Henry Blacklock & Co. Ltd (London), N Karger (Paris) & Brentano & Co (New York), 1922, lxxxiii pp prelims, 344pp, folding map of Switzerland, South Eastern & Chatham Railway bookmark, paper covers. The contents are in very good condition, although the map of Europe is missing from the pocket at the rear. The covers are a little grubby, creased and worn. Overall a very good copy, one with its original bookmark is unusual! This is Part II to the Bradshaw's Continental Guide which provides topographical information on the main towns & cities of Europe. Part I was essentially a railway timetable and was issued 8 times a year , but as Part II was much less of a movable feast, it only needed to be updated infrequently. As to its date, it carries the reference number 1.122 on the first page so I surmise from this that it was published in 1922. This makes sense as at the front of the 'Battlefields of Belgium, France & Italy' section it refers to '[these] pages being first published in 1919' and the South Eastern & Chatham Railway ceased to exist on the grouping of the railways at the beginning of 1923. A rare book, Part II is much harder to find than Part I. Michael Portillo carries a copy of Bradshaw's Continental Guide from 1913 on his 'Great Continental Railway Journeys' - this is the complete guide (Parts I & II) with the timetables at the front and the topographical information (to which he regularly refers!) at the back. (Book ref. 2245)
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George Allen & Unwin, London, 1969 Fifth one volume paperback impression, 1077pp, card covers, cover illustration by Pauline Baynes. The contents are in clean, tight condition, apart from two light tape marks on each of the end papers (not sure why). The covers have diagonal creases to the corers, the bowed spine has some reading creases and is slightly faded (Book ref. 2240)
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Macmillan, London, 1941, 795pp, blue cloth covers, dustwrapper. The book is in fine condition with a former owner's name & date on the front end paper. The dustwrapper is very good, unclipped, with a touch of edge wear. Ignoring the Holiday Edition (1939) and the Cheap Edition (1940), this is the second reprint from June 1941. Early editions in good dustwrappers are hard to find (Book ref. 2239)
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Ministry of Immigration & Colonisation, Ottawa, Canada, 1924, 32pp, photographs & maps in the text, thin card illustrated covers. A little wear & grubbiness to the covers, otherwise good condition. A delightful booklet extolling the virtues of Eastern Canada to 'the land hungry people of Great Britain and Ireland'. UK postage on this item will be 1.20 (Book ref. 2232)
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Central News Agency, South Africa, not dated, not paginated but 2pp introduction + 30 cartoons (printed on side of the page only), illustrated thick paper covers. The whole book is somewhat crumpled and the covers are a little creased & worn with some light scuffs on the back cover and a name at the top of the front cover. The title page is dirty. Lloyd was a cartoonist for the Sunday Times and the Sunday Post, this collection was compiled based on his experiences in the East African Campaign of the Great War. UK postage on this item will be 1.20 (Book ref. 2233)