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Alexis Badmaieff and Don Davis:
How to build Speaker Enclosures.

Slough, UK: Foulsham-Sams, [c.1970]. First or early UK edition. 144pp, illustrated. Contents fresh and clean, although 6 pages have lightly-pencilled technical notes. Ownership name to front fly. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, one corner slightly knocked. In the unclipped pictorial dust jacket: bright, top edge has slight scuffs and knocks. VG+ in VG dust-jacket.

Price: 25.00


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[Elizabeth Tuckett]:
How We Spent the Summer, or a Voyage en Zigzag: in Switzerland and Tyrol, with some Members of the Alpine Club; from the Sketch Book of One of the Party.

London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, 1864. Second edition. Landscape format: title, dramatis personae, map, + 40pp printed recto, packed with light-hearted drawings and notes recording the party's adventures and things seen. Occasionally obtrusive - but generally light - foxing to many pages. Original red-brown endpapers with new cloth hinges. In the original pictorial boards, foxed, edges darkened and scuffed, with a new spine of brown cloth. A good firm early copy: the plates were redrawn for later editions. VG.
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Price: 225.00


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W. Robinson, F.L.S:
Gleanings from French Gardens: comprising an account of such features of French Horticulture as are most worthy of adoption in British Gardens.

London: Frederick Warne, 1868. First edition. xvi, 291, [12], illustrated. With original mauve endpapers: back of each endpaper and its adjacent page are tanned. Faded 1869 ownership name to front free endpaper, and small accidental ink mark to title page. Slight foxing at one or two openings, and the closed edges are tanned, but contents otherwise good. In the original binding of green pebble cloth over bevelled boards: front ruled in blind, with gilt foliage, bright; gilt title to the spine, which is darkened, with ends nicked and a small snag to the lower joint. Boards firm. A good copy. VG.

Price: 85.00


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Agnes C. Maitland:
The Cookery Primer - for School and Home use. A Careful Collection of Recipes for very Cheap Wholesome Dishes fit for Hard-working Thrifty People. With a Variety of Hints for Hard Times.

London: John Hogg, n.d. [1888]. Presumed first edition. 158pp. Verso of title page bears an 1889 Prize inscription. Much earnest advice, and the ingredients for each recipe are priced - most meals costing only a few pennies. Contents in good condition, with some foxing to prelims, and minor spotting or slight soiling throughout. pp10-11 & 32-33 tanned from former bookmarks. Publishers' advertisements to pastedowns. In kitchen-toned decorative cloth boards, with a later black cloth spine. Firm and trim, a very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: 60.00


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Stansfeld-Hicks, C.:
Yachts, Boats and Canoes: with special chapters on model yachts and single-handed sailing.

London: Sampson Low & Co., [1888 or earlier]. First UK edition. xii, 384pp, followed by 16 foldout plans, +xii (adverts); with a frontis, 8 plates, a folding displacement sheet, and many drawings in text. Adverts also to endpapers. Defective, lacking both the title page and p.xi/xii in the prelims, which should conclude the list of diagrams. First plan quite creased, but the rest are good, one or two with repairs or mis-folds. In the original binding of navy cloth with yacht in gilt on front, lettered in black, spine lettered in gilt: rebacked, conserving the yellow advertisement endpapers, and with the original worn spine laid down. Good firm working copy. [Precedes the 1888 US first edition.] Good.

Price: 160.00


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H.M. Doughty: illustrated by his daughters:
Our Wherry in Wendish Lands: From Friesland, through the Mecklenburg Lakes, to Bohemia.

London: Jarrold & Sons, n.d. [1892?]. Second edition. 406pp, with many illustrations, and with the four coloured folding maps in crisp condition. Contents very clean. Decorative endpapers tanned, with light foxing to their adjacent pages. Firm, in the original binding of navy cloth, with the decorative gilt title to the front set on the black, white and red ground of a flag. Bright and clean, spine ends puckered, no serious signs of wear: a very nice copy. Very Good+.
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Price: 140.00


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Edited by 'Isobel' of Home Notes:
Dainty Dishes for Slender Incomes. [No. I of the Isobel Handbooks].

London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, n.d. [1895]. First or early edition. 128pp, endpapers foxed and pages tanned, but contents otherwise unmarked and in good clean order: includes some advertisements. In the original binding of green cloth printed in black. Boards firm, with some toning and soiling, upper joint fraying a little. Good+.

Price: 24.00


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J.W. McWhinnie:
Modern Wrestling. Graeco-Roman and Catch-as-Catch-can Styles. Various Holds, etc., illustrated. Poses by Tom Cannon, Carkeek & Carroll.

London: Health and Strength Magazine, n.d. [c.1902?] Presumed first and only edition. Small stapled booklet: 55pp, illustrated. Contents clean, with light foxing to first and last pages, and small corner creases to the latter pages. 6.5x4ins, in the frayed and toned pictorial paper covers, scuffed at the spine, and with some loss at the edges. Extremely scarce. G.

Price: 70.00


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J.B. Wroe:
Chrysanthemums and How to Grow Them for exhibition. With Instructions for Timing and Stopping for Northern and Southern Growers; Selections of the Best Varieties of Japanese, Incurved, Anemone, Reflexed, and Pompon.

London: W.H. & L. Collingridge, 'Amateur Gardening' Office, n.d. [c.1904]. Third edition. 94 + [10] adverts, with illustrations in the text. Contents clean and in good order, with creases to some corners. 8vo, in the original orange boards printed in black and red with green cloth spine. Slight soiling and small red stain to boards, and a tiny amount of fraying to spine ends. Good firm copy. Very Good.

Price: 45.00


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D.M.M.Crichton Somerville, W.R. Rickmers, and E.C.Richardson: edited by E.C.Richardson:
Ski Running.

London: Horace Cox, 1905. Second edition. vi, 116, +(18) adverts (ads also on pastedowns). Very nicely produced, and illustrated with photographs and drawings. Dedicated to the Ski Club of Great Britain. Slight foxing to title page, contents otherwise clean and fresh. In the original binding of smooth grey cloth decorated and titled in black. Small red mark to upper joint, and slight rubbing and darkening to spine, which is slightly puckered at the ends, but otherwise a very fresh clean copy. Very Good+.

Price: 320.00


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Charles Vidal Diehl:
Poker Patience, and Progressive Poker Patience.

Halifax and London: Messrs Edward Mortimer (publishers of the 'Court' series), n.d. [c.1909] Early edition. 16pp, illustrated. Stapled booklet. Contents clean and unmarked. In green card covers with decorative red title in relief to front, adverts for cards to the back. Crease to fore-edge of front cover where it is proud of the text, and slight rusting to staples: very light other wear. Attractive copy. VG+.

Price: 32.00


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Arthur Dimmock:
Tricks and Exercises on the Horizontal Bar and How to do them: Upwards of 100 examples, with Chart.

London and Aldershot: Gale & Polden, n.d. (c.1910?). Second Edition. 38pp + portrait frontis, followed by 8pp of adverts (illustrated). Publisher's list pasted onto front pastedown. Laid in is the 25-inch square folded chart illustrated with photographs: slightly creased and repaired and with a spot of old glue on the back at one corner. Octavo, pictorial red cloth softcover, tight, bright and clean: small knock to upper corner, affecting covers and pages. VG.

Price: 25.00


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R.C. Anderson:
Canoeing and Camping Adventures: being an account of three cruises in northern waters.

London: C. Gilbert-Wood, 1910. First edition. x, (vi), 192pp, with photo frontis portraits, and illustrated with line drawings. 1915 ownership name to front free endpaper. Trim, well-kept copy with no wear or soiling, but endpapers browned, and some heavy foxing to the closed edges, sometimes encroaching on to the pages. In the original binding of blue cloth, front titled and illustrated in black, spine titled in gilt. Slight toning to spine. Very Good.

Price: 48.00


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'The General':
Golf and How tp Play it. Being a Treatise with Hints.

London: A.W. Gamage Ltd., The Caxton Press, n.d. Second edition. 60pp, including 9pp of advertisements, with many photographic illustrations. Contents in fresh, clean condition. 17.5x11.5 cms, in the original pictorial boards, faded and soiled, with a new plain cloth spine. Very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: 65.00


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deLisle, H. deB.:
Polo in India: with numerous diagrams and photographic reproductions: including the Hurlingham Rules.

Bombay: Thacker & Company, 1913. Second edition. ix, 286pp, +(ii) adverts: illustrated with 13 photographs (including guarded frontis), 20 example diagrams, and a number of text illustrations. Slight browning to endpapers. Ownership name of C B Loring on pastedown with note 'Reviewed June 1913'. One plate corner creased, and a little minor foxing: contents otherwise clean and unmarked. In the original dark green cloth titled in gilt. Firm, and titles clear, but heavily used - very rubbed, extremities blunted, and nicks at joint ends. Still a viable copy of the expanded edition. Good+.

Price: 95.00


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['G.M.B.']:
The Cruise of the "Dauntless". July 23rd to August 1st, 1914. G.M.B.'s Diary.

Great Yarmouth: printed by C.A. Campling, Ltd., n.d. (1914?). Presumed first and only edition. 32pp sewn into thin brown printed wrappers. After the title page, the text is entirely on the even-numbered pages. Nicely produced, and all in very fresh clean condition. Near Fine.

Price: 30.00


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Ernest E. Noakes: with a preface by J.N. Maskelyne:
Magical Originalities: A chat on practical magic.

London: G. Bell and Sons Ltd, 1914. First edition. xii, 161, [2] adverts; including a portrait frontis and many text illustrations. Contents very good, with a few small stains at pp75-81. In the original binding of carmine cloth, top edge gilt: firm, upper board illustrated and titled in gilt, bright; spine dulled, and lower board has cup rings and a couple of small indentations, extremities slightly blunted. Good copy. VG.

Price: 110.00


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Laurence B. Hyde; edited by T.W. Sanders:
Simple Gardening (School Gardening): A Handbook for Beginners.

London: W.H. & L. Collingridge, 'Amateur Gardening' Office, n.d. [1917]. Reprint. 108pp, with many illustrations in the text and a photo frontis: the last 4 pages are advertisements. First issued in 1913 as 'School Gardening: A simple book for teaching boys and girls in elementary schools the rudiments of practical horticulture.' A few pages have some foxing, but contents otherwise clean. In the original printed green card covers: firm and clean with minor knocks and scuffs.

Price: 45.00


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Robert Alton:
Violin Making and Repairing. Cassell's "Work" Handbooks.

London: Cassell, 1923. First edition. [iv], 152pp, illustrated. Contents clean, with some soiling to title page. 8vo, with thin red card covers, battered but made good, illustrated to the front, adverts to rear and inside. With new red spine and label. VG.

Price: 60.00


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Alfred G. Barralet:
Camping and Caravanning: a call to the open road.

London: Fleetgate Publications ('Daily News' Books Dept.), 1926. First edition. 144pp, illustrated with a few drawings in the text, and with some advertisements, particularly for Kuklos Annual. Contents clean and unmarked. 184x122mm, in the original coloured pictorial paper covers. Clean and firm, with light scuffs to joints and slight creasing to corners. Nice copy. Very Good.

Price: 32.00


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