Sacred Luxuries : Fragrance, Aromatherapy and Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt
Opus, 1999. Hardcover. Very Good. 160 pages, many coloured illustrations, very good condition in dustwrapper, Heavy book please ask for postal rates before ordering. (Book ref. 021928) £11.00
Sunset House. More Perfume from Provence;
Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1940; Third impression, Hardback. Very good/ Dj Good-. 311pp with frontis. & jacket by E. H. Shepard. Dust jacket has small loss at bottom of spine, edge wear, price intact. " Depicts the life of Provence, its exasperations, its smiles and its charm...." (Book ref. 11513) £32.00
New York: Bantam, 1990. Nr fine cream/red p/b with col illus & black/blue lettering. 13.5cms x 20.75cms, 342pp. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 315g. 0553348981. (Book ref. 3191) £5.50
A Handbook of Tropical Gardening and Planting With Special Reference to Ceylon
Colombo: H. W. Cave & Co., 1910. 1st. Cloth Covered Hardback. Good/No Dustwrapper. 8vo An 8 3/4" by 6 " teal blue cloth covered hardback of PP xii + 524 pages text + pp i-xvi index + 26 pages of advertisements ( 1 loose ) at the rear of the book.There are two small round holes in the front spine gutter which may have been book worm - this book has been freeze treated. The cover edges have colour rubbed from them and the covers have some superficial scuffing. The cover fore edges are dented. The spine ends and cover corners are worn. There are new front endpapers. (Book ref. 025316) £25.00
Herbs and the Fragrant Garden
Seal, Sevenoaks Kent: The Herb Farm Ltd., 1957. Illustrated by Brownlow, Margaret E.. 1st. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo A thorough account of the cultivation preparation and use of herbs, particulary fragrant ones. A very clean and tight book with an unclipped dustwrapper with rubbing and wear at the extremities, some short tears and small pieces missing and has been supportively repaired. 140 pages, 28 coloured drawing plates, 1 page bibliography. (Book ref. 003551) £8.00
Perfume & petrol fumes
Edinburgh, diehard, 1999 First edition in mint condition, no dustjacket. (Book ref 3560) (Book ref. 1641) £6.00
Perfume from Provence
Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood, 1947. Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 18th impression, , x prelims, 274pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/Fair. Postwar austerity production. Spine bumped, top edge of block a little grubby. Base of block irregular as produced. Dustwrapper (now protected) is aged, generally a little darkened, with shelfwear and some slight loss to spine. A series of vivid impressions of the people of Provence Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Provence, Domaine, Fortescue (Book ref. 4621) £5.00
Perfume from Provence
London: Black Swan, 1993. Illustrated by Ernest H Shepard. Rpt. Pictorial Card Covers. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" 0552994790 Paperback Facsimile of original Blackwood edition 1935. Pages faintly age toned, o/w immaculate clean bright copy.274 pp. (Book ref. 002865) £5.00
PERFUME The Story of a Murderer
Folio Society, 2008. Tall 8vo. Original gilt decorated cloth, slipcase (Fine/Fine). Pp. 235 (no inscriptions), with pictorial endpapers. (Book ref. 53889) £15.00
The Gilded Lily
London: Cassell & Company, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. New/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0304938610 A look at women and the beauty enhancements like make-up perfume etc. (Book ref. 032961) £4.99
The Antiques of Perfume.
London: G. Bell & Sons, 1973 8vo Cloth D.w. 1st Edn. Illus. xii, 88 pp. Dw. sl. worn; top edges dusty o/w V.g. (Book ref. 23134) £20.00
More Miniature Perfume Bottles. With Values.
Atglen, PA., Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1996 4to Pict.Card 1st Edn. IIlus 176pp. V.g. copy (Book ref. 31657) £26.00
Brrm, Brrm, or the man from Japan or Perfume at Anchorage.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1991. 1st hardcover. 160 pr. pages. Without inscription v/g+ In d/j not price clipped v/g+ (Book ref. 4244) £5.00
Sunset House (More Perfume from Provence)
Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1937. Illustrated by Shepard, E.H.. First Edition. Green Cloth. Very Good.. 14cm x 21cm viii, 312pp, frontis by E. H. Shepard. Contemporary signature ffep, foxing foredge, slightly cocked, first two leaves fingered. Internally clean, binding and gilt titling bright. (Book ref. 004763) £18.00
The Closet of Beauty or, An Old Way to Procure New Loveliness, By N.H. 1694. Prersentation copy.
Fisher's Pond: Grayhound Press, 1925. 1 of a limited edition of 104 copies printed. 8vo, pp.32, original wrappers, sewn as issued. Being extracts from 'The Ladies Dictionary' printed by John Dunton in 1694. Powders, perfumes, oilis, essences & sweet waters, 'How to Beautifie and Adorn the Brows of the Eyes' , 'Apparel or The Ladies Dressing-Room' , etc. Inscribed by the printer, A. W. Mathews, to his father, with two printed prospectuses for the work loosely inserted and newspaper reviews pasted to inside of front wrapper. (Book ref. 10983) £15.00
Parfums de Plantes.
Paris: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 1987. Catalogue of the Exhibition at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle Paris, December 1987 - June 1988. Illustrations in colour and black & white. 4to, pp.256, softcover; very good. French text. (Book ref. 10339) £15.00
Parry's Cyclopaedia of Perfumery. A Handbook on the Raw Materials used by the Perfumer; their Origin, Properties, Characters and Analysis; and on other subjects of ....Interest to the User of Perfume Materials. Two volumes.
London: J. & A. Churchill, 1925. First edition. Two volumes. Tall 8vo, pp. 432 & 433-840, original green cloth; binding marked and dusty, gilt lettering to spines dulled. (Book ref. 8899) £50.00
Chemicals and Toilet Preparation Industry.
London: Published by the author, 1936. First edition. 8vo, pp. 221, original grey cloth; binding soiled; internally, very good. Chemistry for the Perfumery, Toilet Preparation and the Soap industries. (Book ref. 8896) £15.00
La Parfumerie Moderne. Fascicule specialise No. 7. Structure et Nutrition de la Peau.
Lyon: Revue Scientific et de Defense Professionnelle, 1948. 8vo, pp. 82, plus advertisements. Original tan wrappers; binding very foxed and dusty. (Book ref. 8888) £15.00
The Closet of Beauty or, An Old Way to Procure New Loveliness, By N.H. 1694.
Fisher's Pond: Grayhound Press, 1925. 1 of a limited edition of 104 copies printed. 8vo, pp.32, original wrappers, sewn as issued. Being extracts from 'The Ladies Dictionary' printed by John Dunton in 1694. Powders, perfumes, oilis, essences & sweet waters, 'How to Beautifie and Adorn the Brows of the Eyes' , 'Apparel or The Ladies Dressing-Room' , etc. (Book ref. 284) £10.00