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Owen, R Jones The Practice of Perfumery
London: Houlston and Sons, 1870. Dec Cloth Boards. Good/No Jacket. 12mo Very scarce copy. Book of the art of perfumery, what smells work together, with ingredients list etc. Boards moderately worn, spine sunned, edges bumped and chipped, small patches of loss to extremeties. Front and rear retain regal purple colour. Gutters weak and cracked, flyleaf extant, with ink inscrip and to titlepage. Some mild tanning, C/E coloured red, PPvery clean and tidy (Book ref. 001148) £250.00
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Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Herbs Bulletin No 76
HMSO, U.K., 1936 Reprint. Binding: Softcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. v, 61 pages, size 9.5 inches tall by 6 inches, in card covers. Illustrated with black and white plates and line drawings. Contents : Culinary Herbs; Aromatic herbs Used In Perfumery and Confectionery; Medicinal Herbs. Book - in Good card covers with some marking/browning and a small closed tear to the top edge, small amount of loss to the top of the spine with a neat repair, other light wear to the spine. Contents, some scattered browning, otherwise clean and tightly bound. A nice early copy. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Farming & Rural Life; Inventory No: 002197. (Book ref. 002197) £18.00
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SABETAY, HERMINE et SEBASTIEN:: Les Travaux Recents d'Analyse et De Synthese Organiques et La Chimie Des Parfums de 1935 a 1938.
Paris: Gauthieer-Villars, 1941. Large 8vo, pp. 821, original wrappers. Lacking lower wrapper, upper wrapper detached and soiled. Spine chipped. First leaf of advertisements detached, last leaf of index detached & torn, with pieces of blank margin torn away not affecting text. the last ten leaves (part of the bibliography and index) detached and with chipped blank margins. A poor copy hence the price. (Book ref. 8900) £17.00
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PARRY, ERNEST J :: 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
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HASKELL, G.: 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
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Reco Capey [Yardley and Company; Perfume; Perfumery]: Typed Letter Signed to Kenneth Luckhurst, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts, together with unsigned copy of letter to Luckhurst from G. Hollewell, carbon copy of Luckhurst's reply to Hollewell, and carbon copies of two letters from Luckhurst to Capey.
All items 1947: Capey's letter, 18 March, on letterhead of Yardley and Co. ('Perfumery and Fine Soap Makers'); copy of Hollewell's letter, 7 March, Lincolnshire; copy of Luckhurst to Hollewell, 20 March; copies of Luckhurst to Capey, 11 and 20 March. British industrial designer (1895-1961); Chief Instructor, Design, Royal College of Art, 1925-35. The two carbons to Capey from Luckhurst, one page, 12mo; the other three letters, one page, quarto. All very good, though somewhat dusty and lightly creased, and with staple holes to the top left-hand corners. Throwing useful light on the state of post-war art education, the correspondence concerns a request to Luckhurst from 'one-time Fellow of the Society' Hollewell for 'information and advice in regard to my daughter's future training'. 'She is now nearly 17 years of age, is attending the local High School and shows exceptional aptitude in Art. [...] | I suppose that commercial art is the most suitable for lucrative employment, but I should be pleased to have your views on this.' Luckhurst writes to Capey that Hollewell's letter 'asks for advice which I always find it very difficult to give'. Capey suggests sending Hollewell the Royal College of Art prospectus, and informing him that 'Any art student, who is proposing to make a profession of art, should safeguard his or her future by obtaining a degree. The Royal College of Art is the main recognised Institution for this purpose. There are others such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Dundee Colleges, but the degrees offered by them are not of much consequence. | Of the schools suggested by Mr. Hollewell, the Slade is essentially Painting. The Chelsea Art School and the Colleges at Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham are good of their kind, but I would suggest that for general purposes the London Central School of Arts and Crafts is second best to the Royal College of Art.' Luckhurst incorporates this information in his reply to Hollewell, and thanks Capey in his second letter to him. (Book ref. 4154) £100.00
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Pietro Bortolotti, Italian perfumer ('profumiere ed aromatario') based in Bologna, creator of 'Acqua di Felsina' [perfumes; perfumery]: Printed handbill advertisement for 'Nuova Acqua Ammirabile di Felsina, composta da Pietro Bortolotti Profumiere, ed Aromatorio sotto il portico della Piazza del Pavaglione, all' insegna di S. Petronio in Bologna'.
[1827.] 'Imprimatur - Leopoldus Archip. Pagani Provic. Gen. Bologna coi Tifi del Nobili e Comp.' On one side of a piece of laid paper, trimmed, roughly 28 x 18 cm. Decorative border. 46 lines of text. Aged and stained, but clear and complete. A rare piece of ephemera, relating to the launch of an extremely popular scent. '1827' (the year of the perfume's launch) in manuscript at head of page, and this date consistent with the imprimatur. 'PIETRO BORTOLOTTI profumiere, ed aromatario in questa Città è stato tanto fortunato, che è riescito a trovare a forza di indagini e studio indefesso un'acqua ammirabile, che riunisce in sommo grando queste ultime qualità, e che egli offre al Pubblico, e specialmente ai suoi rispettabili concittadini sotto il nome di ACQUA DI FELSINA.' Eight of the 'Virtù e proprietà dell' Acqua ammirrabile di Felsina' are listed. (Book ref. 9107) £180.00
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Beale, Thomas A Few Observations on the Natural History of the Sperm Whale, with an Account of the Rise and Progress of the Fishery. and of the Modes of Pursuing, Killing, and Cutting-In that Animal, with a List of the Favorite Places of Resort
Not Stated. First Edition Thus. Almost Fine. 8vo. 130mm x 205mm tall (5" x 8" approx.). 60pp, including a 2pp list of the original Subscribers, with 5 text figs. Staples lightly rusting, otherwise fine in the original black-printed, light-blue, soft-card covers. No date, or place or indeed name of a Publisher is stated in this republication of the scarce 1835 original (Book ref. 003752) £28.00
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Beale, Thomas The Natural History of the Sperm Whale: Its Anatomy and Physiology, Food, Spermaceti, Ambergris &c., &c. To Which is Added, a Sketch of a South-Sea Whaling Voyage
London: The Holland Press, 1973. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. Sm 8vo. Hardback, 125mm x 193mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). Pp xvi, 393, with a frontispiece and 2 other b/w plates, together with some figures in the text. Fine, in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with price-clipped and very lightly sunned illustrated dust-wrapper. (Book ref. 003751) £58.00
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Sinclair, Robert Essential Oils - the basis of Nature's perfumes
Unilever London 1961 PB. Soft cover. Good. Informative illustrated booklet Stapled booklet, good 38pp (Book ref. BYB6459) £5.02
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Pillivuyt, Ghislaine. Histoir Du Parfum Collection De La Parfumerie Fragonard
Paris: Denoel, 1988. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 2207235289 Folio. 239 pp. light uniform browning, very good in very good original black cloth gilt and lightly worn, very good dustwrapper, top edge spine a little creased and rubbed. (Book ref. 17688) £30.00
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GREEN, Peter & MILLER, Diana The Genus Jasminum in Cultivation (with a chapter on jasmin in the perfume industry By Robert Calkin)
Kew Publishing, 2009. 9781842460115 Well illustrated, including 31 colour plates (by Christabel King, Margaret Stones, Steven Porwol, and earlier plates from Curtis Botanical Magazine artists such as Sydenham Edwards, Lilian Snelling etc), large slim 8vo, pp x, 150, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [A superb new Kew Magazine Monograph, edited by Martyn Rix, destined for gardeners, nurserymen, botanists, and lovers of botanical art. The Genus Jasminum details the historical and cultural use of jasmine, its role in perfumery and medicine, cultivation in temperate and tropical gardens, and taxonomy, including a key to cultivated species. Full colour illustrations, photographs and maps illustrate the text.] (Book ref. 004936) £33.00
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Curtis, Tony Introduction to Perfumery: Technology and Marketing (ISBN: 013491614X / 0-13-491614-X)
Ellis Horwood Ltd, 1994. "Thick 4to. xii;752pp/ Pictorial card covers. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY from one of the authors. AS NEW" SUMMER SALE = ALL PRICES NOW WITH 30% REDUCTION OFF THE LISTED PRICE (Book ref. 103459) £125.00
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Boston, 1881 300pp small octavo with portrait frontispiece, many other illustrated plates and advertisements about perfumes and articles used in the toilet. Ornately gilt decorated green cloth. Slight rubbing to edges of coth, otherwise very good. SUMMER SALE = ALL PRICES NOW WITH 30% REDUCTION OFF THE LISTED PRICE (Book ref. 12045) £140.00
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FOSTER, Kate Scent Bottles
London: The Connoisseur & Michael Joseph, 1965. Illustrated, pp 111, neat owner's signature on both sides of the front endpaper, otherwise a good copy in slightly worn dustwrapper. (Book ref. 005074) £4.00
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MACDONALD, Duncan. The new London family cook; or, Town and country housekeeper's guide. Comprehending directions for marketing ... practical instructions for preparing soups, broths, gravies, sauces, and made dishes ... With the respective branches of pastry and confectionary, the art of potting, pickling, preserving, &c., cookery for the sick, and for the poor; directions for carving ... Also a collection of valuable family recipes,in dyeing, perfumery, &c. Instructions for brewing, making of British wines, distilling, managing the dairy, and gardening. And an appendix, containing general directions for servants relative to the cleaning of household furniture, floor-cloths, stoves, marble chimney-pieces, &c. forming in the whole a most complete family instructor
London printed and published by J. Robins and Co, N.D. 8vo. Pp iv, 5-604, 609-630, [2]pp adverts, [register is continuous] plates. Contemporary full black calf gilt. Random spotting and browning to text. * Dated as [1800] in COPAC but almost ceratinly later. Sole location for this edition is Leeds. (Book ref. 39486) £175.00
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Day, Ivan.: Perfumery With Herbs.
London: Darton, Longman & Todd in association with The Herb Society, 1979. 1st. edn. 218 pp. Cold. and b/w illus. D/w, very slightly rubbed on corners otherwise a fine copy. (Book ref. 818) £8.00
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DONATO, Guiseppe & SEEFRIED, Monique The Fragrant Past - perfumes of Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar
Atlanta & Rome: Instituto Poligrafico e Zecca Dello Stato, 1989. Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 64, paperback, very slightly bowed, otherwise a very good copy. [Well researched]. (Book ref. 004004) £8.50
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Cooley, Arnold J. The Toilet and Cosmetic Arts in Ancient and Modern Times: With a Review of the Different Theories of Beauty, and Copious Allied Information, Social, Hygienic and Medical, Including Instructions and Cautions Respecting ..SEE DESCRIPTION FOR REST OF TITLE
London: Robert Hardwicke, 1866. First Edition. Hard Cover. Title continues ......the Selection and Use of Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Articles, and a Comprehensive Collection of Formulae and Directions for their Preparation. 130mm x 200mm tall. Pp viii, 804 + 4pp Publisher's adverts. A few minor internal marks. A couple of leaves carelessly opened, and some of the gatherings still unopened. Recently re-cased in the original gilt decorated green cloth-covered boards, with new endpapers and the spine cloth preserved and laid-down. (Book ref. 000404) £195.00
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Matthews: The Antiques of Perfume
Bell & Sons London 1973 1st edition, H/B, D/W, 8vo, 88pp, illustrated G+/G+ (Book ref. 6961) £30.00
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