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Peacham, Henry: The Compleat Gentleman fashioning him absolut and The Gentlemans Exercise.
London, Printed for Francis Constable, 1634 7.5" x 6". Prelims, 255pp/163pp. Rebound in red calf bdg. Original front & back eps have notes. Good copy for period .Further information on request (Book ref. 5714) £3000.00
King, Horatio Nelson (Photographer): The Empire : Its Cities, Palaces and Buildings. Part 8 - Tower of London.
London, Marion & Co. [circa 1903] Landscape Quarto.10.5 x 13.5". 16 photographic views. Blue covers. Very good condition. (Book ref. 5746) £5.00
The Descriptive Album Of London : A Pictorial Guide containing separate monthly Parts 1 - 7.
London, Descriptive Album Pub. Co. [circa 1895] Landscape Quarto. 10.5" x 13.5". Blue paper covers. Contains in all 108 views of London. Part 7: A Pictorial Guide Book includes Explanatory notes, an Introduction & a List of Plates. This Album is regarded as the finest complete series of London views that has ever been published. Very good condition. (Book ref. 5747) £45.00
Round London : An Album of Pictures from Photographs of the Chief Places of Interest in and around London.In 12 parts : each includes 24 pictures.
London, George Newnes, 1896 Landscape Quarto.10.5" x 14". Blue paper covers. Included are prestigious buildings: palaces, colleges, churches, hospitals and theatres.Very good condition. (Book ref. 5744) £80.00
Round London : An Album of Pictures from Photographs of the Chief Places of Interest in and around London. Part 8 of 12 part series : each includes 24 pictures.
London, George Newnes, 1896 Landscape Quarto.10.5" x 14". Blue paper covers. Included are prestigious buildings: palaces, colleges, churches, hospitals and theatres.Very good condition. [ Full set of parts 1 - 12 also available] (Book ref. 5745) £7.00
Webber, Ronald: The Early Horticulturists
Newton Abbot, David and Charles.1st ed, 1968. 9" x 5.5", 224pp.Includes 28 plates & 3 line drawings. Hdbk in mylar protected illustrated d/w. Mint - unused copy (Book ref. 5739) £16.00
Taylor, Richard H. [Editor]: Emma Hardy Diaries
Mid-Northumberland Arts Group, 1985 10.5" x 7.5" 216pp. Hdbk , no d/w. In original turquoise, blue spine titling. Bdg tight and strong. Text clear and clean but editor's biographical record on inner front board and f.p. missing, contents page has a few lines missing. This apart, a Fine copy. (Book ref. 5742) £8.00
Mason, A.E.W.: The Courtship of Morrice Buckler : A Romance
London, Macmillan, 1st ed., 1896 7" x 5", 373pp + 56pp of adverts. Hdbck with gilt decorated blue cloth. Spine scuffed a little top and bottom, corners slightly worn. Bdg strong and tight, text clear, clean and unmarked. Ownership imprint on half title page & name on fep. (Book ref. 5737) £13.00
Dorfles, Gillo: Kitsch : An anthology of bad taste. With contributions by John McHale, Karl Pawek, Ludwig Giesz, Lotte H.Eisner,Ugo Volli,Vittorio Gregotti,Aleksa Celebonovic and essays by Hermann Broch and Clement Greenberg
London, Studio Vista,1st ed. in Britain, 1969 9.5" x 7". 313pp.Hdbck in mylar protected d/w. Ex Library copy. Stamp on back of t/page,o'wise Mint copy. (Book ref. 5741) £16.00
C.C. & D.G. [eds]: The English in Love : A Museum of Illustrative Verse and Prose Pieces from the 14th century to the 20th.
London. Martin Secker, 1st ed., 1934 7" x 5".(xi) 360pp.Hardback, gilt titled on spine and blue cover.Illustrated e.p.s. Binding tight and strong, paper clear, clean and unmarked. A fascinating anthology in prose and verse on the theme of love and its ramifications. Very good copy.rtong (Book ref. 5736) £35.00
Borras,Maria Lluisa [Photos : Clovis Prevost / Seleccion y secuencia : J.Prats Valles]: Mondo de Los Juguettes/World of Toys/Monde des Jouets/Welt der Spielzeuge
Spain. Barcelona.Ediciones Poligrafa. 1st ed., 1969 8" x 8". Text in four languages : Spanish,English, French and German. 63pp, 184 photos in b/w and colour, Hardback with protective mylar sleeve d/w. Comprises descriptions of antique toys from the collection of Peter Foss, President of The Toy Car Collectors Club. Mint copy (Book ref. 5735) £35.00
Besant, Sir Walter: The Rise of the Empire [The Story of the Empire series]
London.Horace Marshall [Postscript dates it as 1897] 7" x 4".Hdbck, 125pp.Gilt titled on spine and front cover of red cloth. H.W.Fincham bookplate.Bdg tight and firm, the text clean, clear and unmarked save for the slight browning of time. Fine copy. (Book ref. 5740) £16.00
: The Secret of Certainty in Recollection : Plainly Stated ; Simply Taught. The Pelman-Foster System. [Five Lessons, Paginated 32p,32p,32p,36p,40p].
London. The Pelman School of Memory [nd but about 1930] 7" x 5". Hdbck. Olive green cloth boards, gilt titled spine. Bdg tight and strong, text clear clean and unmarked save for a few underlinings. Fine copy. Very scarce. (Book ref. 5738) £35.00
Bruno, Giordano: The Heroic Enthusiasts (Gli Eroici Furori) An Ethical Poem. Part the First. Trans by L.Williams.
London. Bernard.Quaritch, 1887 7.5" x 5",170pp.Hardback in strong tight bdg in original red cloth.Text is clear,clean and unmarked. Very rare in this edition.Fine copy (Book ref. 5732) £70.00
: A Life of Christ from Pictures in the National Gallery : With text according to the Authorised Version of The Bible.
London.National Gallery, 1948 11" x 8.5" Many b/w pictures with corresponding notes. Ex library (small stamp on front e.p.) Hardback, no d/w. Gilt titling on red boards and spine. Bdg strong and tight and contents clear, clean and unmarked. Very Good Copy (Book ref. 5734) £15.00
The Notebooks of a Spinster Lady 1878 - 1903
London. Cassell, 1st ed., 1919 8" x 5.5" 319pp.Hdbk, no d/w.Dulled spine, stained covers.Strong tight bdg, pages clear, clean and unmarked . Fair copy (Book ref. 5733) £25.00
Wavell, Field Marshall Viscount [A.P.Wavell]: Other Men's Flowers : An Anthology of Poetry compiled by..
London. Cape, 1944 7" x 5",452pp.Hdbk with d/w. Bdg tight and strong, text clear, clean and unmarked. Very Fine copy (Book ref. 5727) £8.00
Smith, Logan Pearsall: Reperusals and Recollections
London.Constable, 1936 8.5" x 5.5".(vii),371pp.Hdback, no d/w.Gilt spine titling, front cover stains. Bdg strong and tight, pages clear, clean and unmarked (Book ref. 5728) £6.00
Saint-Exupery, Antoine de: Vol de Nuit. Preface d'Andre Gide, French text
Paris.Gallimard.1931 7" x 4.5" 169pp.Paperback. Bdg strong and tight, pages clear clean and unmarked Good copy (Book ref. 5729) £10.00
Parsons, Denys: Too Funny for Words.
London,Futura. 1986 Small paperback. 127pp. A book of funny misprints. Mint copy, (Book ref. 5721) £5.00