- Topic: Children's: Educational and Text Books
London: J. Harris and Son, n.d. [c.1825].
Early edition. The title page, followed by the 69 hand-coloured stipple engravings in facing pairs. Some soiling or toning up to p.10, thereafter generally clean. The missing blank corner of the last page has been made good. 1848 ownership name to the front pastedown, with a subsequent gift inscription. 13x10cms, in a new binding of quarter calf with marbled boards and new back endpapers. Title first published in 1817 (some engravings are dated 1816 or 1817): the paper here [p.31] is watermarked 1825. A very nice complete copy. Very Good+.
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The Teacher's Manual of Lessons on Domestic Economy.
London: Blackie, .
Presumed first edition. viii, 436pp +(4), 8 adverts: illustrations in the text: lacks title page. Contents clean and fresh, with minor soiling to a few pages. In original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Firm and bright, some marks to lower board. A comprehensive, if rather prescriptive and scripted, teaching aid. [Edition uncertain: those listed on COPAC are all 1893.] VG-.
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London: [Boy Scouts Association (Great Britain)], April 1934 to October 1937.
[The book titled 1934-36 comprises Vols I & II, from April 1934-March 1936, each Volume followed by an Alphabetical Index, but lacking issues #2, #4 and #7 from Vol I, and #12 is mis-bound into Vol II #1. The book titled 1936-37 comprises Vol III & part of Vol IV, from April 1936-October 1937: Vol III lacking #7, and Vol IV lacking #2.] ** Contents clean and unmarked, slightly tanned, but printed on better stock than the average magazine, in very good order. Endpapers have some foxing. The covers have not been bound in, but the issues included appear otherwise complete, with c.45pp each, many illustrations, good articles, fun, and advertisements. Quarto, edges sprinkled, in contemporary brown pebble cloth, spines ruled and titled gilt. Clean and firm, with small scuffs to spines, and ends puckered. Very nice collection. Scarce. [The large range of articles includes a series of 'Recipes for Living' - a series of interviews by Arthur Groom with, for example, Sir Malcolm Campbell, G.K. Chesterton, and Eric Gill.] Very Good.
[EXTRA Heavy Item]
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