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Charles Stonham: Illustrated with 318 monochrome drawings by L.M. Medland:
The Birds of the British Islands. [Complete in 5 volumes].

London: E. Grant Richards, 1906-1911. First edition. With the 318 beautiful monochrome drawings. Heavy grey spotting to some pages and a few plates. The original reddish buckram bindings are firm, and rather mottled, with slight knocks or scuffs to ends, and have benefited from some corrective tinting where faded. A good set. VG.
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Captain Henry Hallam Parr:
A Sketch of the Kafir and Zulu Wars. Guadana to Isandhlwana.

London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1880. First edition. [vi], 283pp (+ 32 ads); including 4 maps, and with a tinted foldout map of South Africa. Faded 1880 gift inscription to head of title page, and author's rank corrected in pencil, to Colonel. Originally a stapled binding: now sewn, with small rust spots remaining in the gutter at some openings. Contents very clean, with stain to the margin at p.3, and minimal signs of use to the first few pages. With the original brown endpapers: ownership name to free endpaper, and modern crested bookplate to pastedown - names here and on the title indicate that the book has stayed in the same military family since publication. In the original binding of dark green cloth, titled in gilt and with a tree decoration in blind: rebacked, with the original spine laid down. A very nice firm bright copy of the original edition. VG+.

Price: £550.00


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Jules Verne, translated by George M. Towle:
The Tour of the World in 80 Days.

Boston: James R. Osgood and Co., 1873. First edition. vii, 291pp. Some light foxing to title page, frontis, and its tissue guard. Contents fresh and clean, with lightly pencilled 1873 gift inscription to first blank leaf. 15x10.5cms, with the original dark green endpapers and red edges to text block. In the original binding of green cloth decorated in blind, with Verne's ship and the titling done in gilt. Minimal discreet professional repairs to spine ends done with Japanese tissue. A charming copy. VG+.

Price: £100.00


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Samuel Mossman, late editor of the North China Herald:
China. A Brief Account of the Country, its Inhabitants, and their Institutions.

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK), n.d. [1867?]. First edition. v, [ii], 356, with a number of plates and a foldout tinted map. A seriously-written account by one who knows the country. While the contents are notably clean in general, a few pages have corner creases, or are slightly bent parallel to the margin. The map has been professionally repaired, and it and its adjacent page have some foxing. 16.5x10.5cms, with the original yellow endpapers, in the original binding of dark blue cloth over bevelled boards, decorated in blind, and with illustrations blocked in gilt to spine and front board. Firm and clean, but a little rubbed and dulled, spine ends puckered. Good copy of a very scarce title. Very Good.

Price: £300.00


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John E. Dews and Eric Milner:
Breeding Better Bees - using simple methods.

UK: BIBBA - British Island Bee Breeders Association, 2004. Third / 3rd Edition. viii, 64pp, illustrated, followed by 3 diagrams associated with a morphometry programme. Fresh unmarked copy. 21.5x15cms booklet, in pale green glossy covers. Lovely copy. Near Fine.

Price: £30.00


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Roger Morse and Ted Hooper:
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Beekeeping.

New York: Dutton, 1985. First edition. 432pp, with many illustrations, some in colour. Clean, unmarked copy, in the original brown textured boards, spine titled in gilt. Firm and clean, with slight blunting to extremities. Nice copy. Very Good+.
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David Hamilton:
David Hamilton's private collection. [German Text]

Kehl am Rhein: Swan Verlag, 1977, 1981. Reprint. 125pp: colour plates. Contents fresh and unmarked. Quarto, in the original binding of black cloth, spine titled in white: clean and bright, one corner very slightly blunted. In the protected unclipped black pictorial dust jacket: bright and clean, with a tiny white spot. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £40.00


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Authors include: Isaak Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Poul Anderson, Robert A. Heinlein, Frederick Pohl, Brian W. Aldiss, and John Wyndham:
Science Fiction: English and American Short Stories. [in English]

Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1979. Apparently first edition of this collection. 348pp +[4]. A reader for teaching English to Russians. 288pp of stories in English, preceded by 18pp of prelims and an introduction in cyrillic, and followed by 42pp of notes and a name pronounciation guide, also in cyrillic. Glossy white paperback with pictorial cover. Contents clean, covers have some toning and slightly knocked corners, spine ridged. Uncommon, a fair copy. [Caution: poorly built: chunks of pages likely to come away if the book is opened wide: they've been glued back once.] Good.

Price: £18.00


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Trinidad's Oil: An Illustrated Survey of the Oil Industry in Trinidad.

[Port of Spain] : The Petroleum Association of Trinidad, n.d. [1952]. First edition. 73pp, illustrated with photographs, and with a foldout map. Compliments slip pasted inside front cover. Contents clean and fresh. 24x16cms, in thin green card covers titled in black and red. Bright and square, with minimal soiling. Very nice copy. Near Fine.

Price: £60.00


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Naomi Mitchison:
We Have Been Warned.

London: Constable, 1935. First edition. xiv, 553pp. Contents fresh, clean, and unmarked. Gutter split to rear endpaper has been neatly glued. Firm, in the original binding of smooth crimson cloth, spine titled in gilt. Boards bright, corners sharp, spine a little dulled, ends puckered, negligible soiling. A very nice copy of the first printing of her notorious novel. Very Good+.

Price: £800.00


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Alice Williamson (Mrs. C.N. Williamson):
The Lightning Conductor Comes Back. [Association copy]

London: Chapman and Hall, 1933. First edition. viii, 289pp, with map endpapers. Ebullient fictional motor travelogue through the Southern Counties of England. The half title bears the ownership signature of the writer Clarence Winchester, who appears as a character in the book, the protagonists' guide to the Sussex part of the tour: below his signature he has listed the page numbers of his appearances. There is also his small printed ownership label to the border of the map on the front pastedown. Contents clean and in very good order - except for that Sussex section, whose 20-odd pages he has enthusiastically dog-eared, and variously marked in ink. He has also marked his astonishment at the statement in the Foreword that the original Lightning Conductor title, published nearly 30 years earlier, sold over a million copies. In the original binding of black cloth, titled and decorated in pink and green: firm, slightly soiled, and a pale line marks a small fault in the cloth; corners sharp, spine rather faded, ends puckered, with a scuff at the foot of the upper joint. A nice association copy of an uncommon title. VG-.

Price: £50.00


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Pitigrilli [Dino Segre]: translated from the Italian by Warre B. Wells:
Mr. Pott.

London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd, 1933. First UK edition. [vi], 312pp. First UK edition of Wells' translation of 'L'esperimento di Pott', which was published in the US as 'The Man who searched for Love'. Contents clean: faint stain to prelims, rust marks in gutter at pp160-172. Small faint 1935 ownership name to front fly. In the original binding of blue cloth titled in yellow. Firm, but quite worn and discoloured: some splitting of the external joints has been informally, but lightly and effectively, repaired. Shadow of former Boots library sticker to upper board. No other library marks. Scarce. Used.

Price: £50.00


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A.J. Jukes-Brown:
The Cretaceous Rocks of Britain. Vol. I: The Gault and Upper Greensand of England. [Memoirs of the Geological Society of the United Kingdom series].

London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office / H.M.S.O., 1900. First edition. xiv, 499pp, with many tables, illustrations and maps in the text, three photographic plates, and two folding coloured maps. Contents in very clean unmarked condition. First map has a neat repair with archival tape. Endpapers tanned. 25.5x16cms, in the original binding of green cloth decorated in blind and titled in gilt. Firm, and very fresh and bright: lovely copy. Near Fine.
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Price: £80.00


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J. Flower [Job Flower]:
A Golden Guide to Matrimony, with Six Qualifications for Wedded Life. [Third edition of 'A golden Guide to Matrimony, or, Three Steps to the Altar']

London: Passmore & Alabaster, n.d. [c.1895?]. Third edition. xx, 214, [4], 8; illustrated by seven engravings, and including pages for 'Remarks' to be added. The last 12 pp consist of the publisher's advertisements for Sturgeon's works. Extensive depiction and discussion of a variety of difficult social and relationship scenarios and moral dilemmas, considered from a pious Christian viewpoint. Contents in good order, with occasional soiling, and with some dog-ear creases. Endpapers soiled and foxed, with a pencilled ownership name. 18.5x12.5cms, in the original limp brown cloth, printed in black: soiled and darkened, with a little fraying to the lower corners. A good original copy of this scarce, and larger, edition. [copac gives the dates for the 1st & 2nd edns as [1892] & [1889?], with respectively 183pp & 198pp. There is no mention of the present edition, which does not have 'Three Steps to the Altar' in the title.] G.

Price: £35.00


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Gabrielle McDonald:
The Man with Nine Lives.

Lewes, Sussex: The Book Guild Ltd., 2005. First edition. xvii, 275pp, plus 8pp of photos. The story of WW2 pilot Geoffrey Rothwell, DFC & Bar, Order of Leopold II & Palme, Croix de Guerre 1940 & Palme. An entirely fresh and unmarked copy, in the original maroon cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, firm and bright, corners sharp. In the unclipped pictorial dust jacket, crisp and bright, very slightly knocked to head of spine. Scarce title. Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: £40.00


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W. Ellerton Fry: edited by Peter McLaughlin:
Occupation of Mashonaland: views by W. Ellerton Fry.

Bulawayo: Books of Zimbabwe, 1982. Limited Edition, First thus. xvi, 175pp, of which 159pp are pages of photographs, including photographs of the ruins of Great Zimbabwe. #451 of 1,000 copies. In the 1891 edition there were two photographs per page: here, the format of the book is smaller, but the photographs are printed larger, at only one to a page. There are two maps on p.2, and two large foldout translucent maps mounted at the same opening. Contents clean and unmarked throughout. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. 28.5x38cms, landscape folio, in the original maroon half calf binding with textured boards, illustrated and titled in gilt, very bright and fresh. Lovely copy. Fine.
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Richard T. Parsons: with a foreword by Stirling Moss:
The Observer's Book of Automobiles.

London: Frederick Warne, 1955. First edition / 1st edn. 286pp. Contents clean and unmarked. 1955 ownership details to front fly. Neat repair to front endpaper gutter. Firm in the original ochre cloth binding titled in maroon, slightly soiled and mottled, with slight fading to spine. In the protected unclipped Sunbeam-Talbot dust jacket: this is heavily worn and chipped and with stains from former sellotape, but all loss has been made good with Japanese tissue. Good in poor dust-jacket.

Price: £60.00


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Foreword by D.C. Woodward:
Nigerian Railway Jubilee, 1900-1951.

A P.R.O. Nigeria Publication, [1951]. Presumed first and only edition. 36pp, with many illustrations and large foldout Longitudinal Section of the Nigerian Railway. All very clean and fresh. 16.5x20.5cms, landscape format stapled booklet with green pictorial covers. Staples slightly rusted. Lovely copy. Near Fine.

Price: £50.00


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Les Locomotives à Vapeur de la S.N.C.F. Région du Sud-Ouest.

Paris: Documents et Collections d'Art, 1948. Presumed first edition. 24pp of tables and photographs. Notes page not used, contents clean and unmarked. 17.75x10.75cms, stapled booklet with pictorial covers. Covers faintly soiled, with slight knocks to lower corners. Very nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: £32.00


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Cecil Beaton:
The Book of Beauty.

London: Duckworth, 1930. First edition. xii, 67, plus a colour frontis and 27 full page photographs, with many drawings in the text. Contents clean and unmarked. In the original binding of decorative boards with a textured pink cloth spine, titled in gilt. The spine is in very good condition with discreet professional repairs to the ends. The boards are marked and very scratched. A very good firm copy with scratched boards. VG.

Price: £165.00


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William le Queux: Naval Chapters by H.W. Wilson, Introductory Letter by Field-Marshal Earl Roberts:
The Invasion of 1910: with a full account of the Siege of London.

London: Eveleigh Nash, 1906. Second impression. xiv, 550pp, including maps, plans, proclamations etc, and a facsimile of Earl Roberts' letter. Fictional account of the invasion of Britain by Germany. 1906 gift inscription to front free endpaper. Some foxing to first and last twenty pages, little elsewhere. Closed edges of text block are tanned. In very good condition in the original binding of red cloth titled in gilt and decorated in blind. Firm and bright, with fading to spine. An unusually attractive copy of a book which is more often found the worse for wear, and from the same year as the first printing. Very Good.

Price: £80.00


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Colonel Reginald Clare Hart, V.C., Director of Military Education in India:
Reflections on the Art of War.

London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894. First edition. x, [ii], 236pp. Contents very clean: with some marks in the margins of pp86-7. Publisher's pink advert slip tipped in at last page has tanned the facing pages. With the original yellow endpapers, with a faded Bombay bookseller's stamp and a small crested bookplate to the front pastedown, and bearing an ownership name and gift inscription to the fly. 18x12.5cms, in the original binding of red cloth, ruled and titled in gilt. Firm, boards bright, spine dulled, ends puckered: corners slightly knocked and scuffed. A very good copy. Very Good.

Price: £80.00


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Per Petterson:
Out Stealing Horses.

London: Harvill Secker, 2005. UK first edition, first printing. [vi], 264pp. Full number line ending in '1'. Contents very fresh and unmarked, appears unread. Copyright page (lower left edge) and half title (under 'Horses') have small, light, unrelated smudges (see photo). In the original navy cloth-textured binding titled in white, clean, bright and firm, all corners and spine ends sharp. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: crisp and fresh, top edge very lightly knocked. A very nice copy. Near Fine in Near Fine dust-jacket.

Price: £50.00


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Frédéric Chopin, recueillie, revisee, annotee et traduite par Bronislas Edouard Sydow et al:
Correspondance de Frederic Chopin: 3 vols: Vol. I: L' Aube 1816-1831; Vol. II: L'Ascension 1831-1840; Vol. III: La Gloire 1840-1849.

Paris: Richard-Masse, 1953, 1954, 1960.. First editions. c.1250pp altogether, with many illustrations. Contents of all volumes clean and fresh. 25x16.5cms, in the original cloth-textured bindings titled in gilt, clean and bright, corners good. In the protected white pictorial dust jackets: these have some wear and repairs, with a little soiling to the front of Vol II, and chips to the top edge of the back of Vol I, but are still serviceable and attractive. A very good set, scarce in the dust jackets. Near Fine in good dust-jacket.
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Price: £140.00


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Gelasio Caetani:
Domus Caetana: Storia Documentata della Famiglia Caetani. Vols. I:i & I:ii Medio Evo [Medioevo] parte prima e seconda: . Vol. II : Il Cinquecento. Complete 2 vols bound in 3. [Family History of the Caetani Family].

San Casciano in Val di Pesa: Fratelli Stianti, 1927, 1933. Limited Edition of 425 copies. Vol I part i: 324pp; Vol I part ii 346pp; Vol. II: 389pp. With rubricated capitals and many illustrations, some in colour. Contents in fine condition, with a little soiling at the prelims. Laid in is the card of the President of the Fondazione Caetani, with a gift inscription, signed and dated 1987. The three volumes each 36x26cms, in quarter bindings of dark grey cloth titled in red, with cream spines titled in black, clean, bright and firm, with the original paper covers bound in. Very nice bound set. Near Fine.
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Price: £320.00


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George Cairns, Chris Moore, Christine Reid, John Scouller, Roy Wilkie; [and] (anon).
Exploring the Business Environment; [and] Managing. 2 of the 4 titles which constitute the 'Management Strategy and the International Environment' unit of Strathclyde's MBA course.

University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business, 2005, 2005. New Editions. Large quarto glossy paperbacks, 24.5x17cms, both vols appear very fresh, but Managing has some pencil underlining to the earlier part of the book, while Exploring the Business Environment is sunned at the spine. Near Fine.
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Price: £60.00


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Penny Ciancanetti, John Dunn, Barry Koch, Margaret Stewart; [and] Dick Davies:
Financial and Management Accounting; [and] Finance and Financial Management, Volume 1 and Volume 2. The 2 titles (3 volumes) which constitute the 'Managing Financial Resources' unit of Strathclyde's 'Management Fundamentals and Processes' course for the MBA.

University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business, 2005, 2005. New Editions. Large quarto glossy paperbacks, 24.5x17cms, appear very fresh, but a few pages have pencil underlining and marginalia. Near Fine.
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Royal Academy of Arts: William Scott:
Royal Academy of Arts Recipe Book: illustrated with a selection of paintings by William Scott RA (1913-1989). [aka Scott Recipe Book].

London: Royal Academy, [2004] Presumed only edition. Ring-bound in boards: lined paper for recipes to be added, divided into 12 sections by stoutly thumb-tabbed dividers, each of which reproduces a Scott painting (or detail), with a related recipe on the reverse. The tabs are labelled with categories of dish - Starters, Soup, Vegetables, Fish, etc. The ring binding is housed in a firm, curved spine. All fresh, clean and unused. 21.5x17cms, in durable and attractive smooth grey boards, both of which carry Scott images. The boards do, however, register any contact with, say, a fingernail, in handling, and such happenings have left a few lines which, however insignificant, can catch the light. Lovely copy, like new. Fine.

Price: £28.00


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Ronnie McMillan, Tom Mullen:
Operations Management, Vols 1 and 2. One of the titles in the 'Management Fundamentals and Processes' course for Strathclyde's MBA.

University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business, 2004. Revised edition. Large quarto glossy paperbacks, 24.5x17cms, appear very fresh, but both vols have pencil underlining and marginalia. Very Good.
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Val Belton and George Wright; [and] Val Belton; [and] Forbes Gibb:
Making Decisions; [and] Data Management; [and] Information Systems. The 3 volumes which constitute the 'Managing Information' unit of the 'Management Fundamentals and Processes' course for Strathclyde's MBA.

University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business, 2001, 2001, 2002. First editions. Large quarto glossy paperbacks, 24.5x17cms, unmarked and appear unread, as new. Fine.
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B.W.D.Yardley, W.S.MacKenzie and C.Guilford:
Atlas of Metamorphic Rocks and their Textures. [SOLD WITH: Atlas of Igneous Rocks and their Textures [and] Atlas of the Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section - in the same series, by Mackenzie et al. = 3 vols.]

London: Longman Scientific and Technical, 1990. First edition. 120pp: richly illustrated quarto paperback, 27.5x22cms: contents clean and unmarked, ownership name inside front cover. Upper corners slightly knocked, and covers have faint crease marks. A firm clean copy. [The other two volumes are in similar VG condition, and are 1991 reprints: the fourth volume in the series, not present here, is Atlas of Sedimentary Rocks Under the Microscope.] VG.
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Price: £110.00


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[Gyorgy Ligeti]:
Ligeti in Conversation - with Peter Varnai, Josef Hausler, Claude Samuel and himself.

London: Ernst Eulenberg, 1983. First English edition. 140pp, with a frontis portrait and a list of compositions. Very fresh, unread copy, free of marks. 22.5x15cms, in pictorial glossy card covers. These are similarly fresh, though with a small knock to the bottom corner of the front cover, and a price sticker on the back cover. The scarce first English printing, and a very fresh copy. Near Fine.

Price: £120.00


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Graham Masterton:
The Manitou.

London: Neville Spearman, 1975. First edition. 160pp. Contents fresh and clean and unmarked. In the original maroon cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm: bottom corner of rear board has been slightly stubbed, spine ends blunted. In the protected unclipped blue pictorial dust jacket by Laurence Cutting: jacket fresh and bright, lightly knocked at spine ends and faint other signs of handling: barcode sticker to lower panel. Horror story: 'One of the most remarkable books ever written on the subject of magic and witchcraft' - Colin Wilson. A very good copy. VG+ in VG+ dust-jacket.

Price: £65.00


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'BB', illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford:
Brendon Chase.

London: Hollis and Carter, 1954. New Edition. [vi], 236pp, with many illustrations, some full-page. Contents very fresh and clean. Free endpapers tanned, that at the front with a deft ownership name. In the original blue cloth-textured binding illustrated and titled in gilt, clean and bright, corners sharp, head of spine slightly puckered. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: front panel bright, slightly browned towards the spine: spine browned and marked with small repairs to the ends, with minimal loss: back panel slightly tanned. Lovely book, very nice copy. Near Fine in very good dust-jacket.

Price: £50.00


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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, illustrated by E. McKnight Kauffer: translated by Motteux, revised by J. Ozell:
Don Quixote de la Mancha. [Limited Edition, in two volumes. ]

London: The Nonesuch Press, 1930. First edition thus. ix, 502; iv, 549; beautifully printed on fine Casinensis hand-made paper, with the twenty-one pochoir plates by McKnight Kauffer. #135 of the 900 copies printed for the UK (of 1475 in toto). Contents of both volumes very fresh and unmarked. In the original tan morocco bindings, darkened to the spines and the board edges as usual, but with no spotting to the upper boards: lower board of Vol I has a surface scuff and a few dark patches, that of Vol II has some sunning. Beautifully produced, and a pleasure to read. Very Good.
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E.Thorne:
The Heresy of Teetotalism. In the light of Scripture, Science, and Legislation.

London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1903. First edition. viii, 331pp. Endpapers browned: armorial bookplate to front pastedown. First and last few pages have some browning or foxing. Contents otherwise clean, faintly toned at edges. In the original binding of dark green cloth, spine titled in gilt. Firm, corners sharp, spine ends blunted, with a touch of fraying at the head. Boards slightly bowed. Lower board slightly marked, and has a light peppering of white dots to the upper corner. A blast against the Temperance lobby. Good copy: highly uncommon. VG.

Price: £80.00


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Charles H. Ashdown, illustrated by Frederic G. Kitton:
St Albans Historical & Picturesque. With an account of the Roman City of Verulam.

London: Elliot Stock, 1893. Original signed limited editon. 308pp, printed on coated stock, with a frontispiece, 16 other plates, and many text illustrations. Pages bright and unmarked. Small mark at pp174-5. Tissue guards foxed. #40 of the Ordinary Limited Edition, signed by author and artist, of 300 copies printed in toto. Original brown endpapers, top edge gilt. Large quarto, 32x25cms, in the original russet brown cloth over bevelled boards, titled in gilt. The binding has had some professional refurbishment. Firm and bright, spine dulled, some light bubbling to cloth. Very scarce, and a nice copy. Very Good+.
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Price: £240.00


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John Bunyan:
The Pilgrim`s Progress: From this World to that which is to Come, Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream, Wherein is discovered the Manner of his Setting Out, His Dangerous Journey, and Safe Arrival at the Desired Country: to which is added The Life and Death of John Bunyan. [3 parts in one volume, the Life being appended to the third part. ]

London: W.Johnston et al., The parts: 1771, 1775, 1774. The 32nd, 27th and 22nd editions. [viii], 205, [1]; [x], 179, [1]; iv, 119, & 30, [2], 4. With a frontis to each title, and a number of other cuts in the text. Contents in very good clean condition. The prelim blank leaf bears an early owner's jotted sum in brown ink recto: facing it, on the back of the front endpaper, is a recent owner's name in biro. Top line of text shaved at A4 & A6 of the second part. 12mo, 15x8.5cms, original binding of contemporary full calf, with four raised bands, gilt ruled. Professionally refurbished with Japanese tissue, and some peeling of calf from rear board tinted not to obtrude. An attractive, sound, and very well preserved copy. Very Good+.

Price: £240.00


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Andrew Marrison:
British Business and Protection 1903-1932.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. First edition. xvii, 491pp. In-depth study of the involvement of businessmen in the campaign for Tariff Reform. Review copy, with residue of publishers' request label to front free endpaper. Contents otherwise fine. In the classic Oxford navy and gilt cloth binding, bright and clean, corners sharp, spine ends slightly blunted. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: clean and bright, with a small label to the foot of the spine, a tiny snag to one corner, and top edge a little creased. Very Good+ in VG dust-jacket.
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SVIIB Students' Association of the Faculty of Business Administration, and Rotterdam School of Management:
India, Culture and Management: the art of doing business.

Delft: Eburon, 1989. First edition. viii, 271pp. Illustrated with text diagrams and 24 colour plates of work by contemporary Indian artists. The half-title bears a signed gift inscription which appears to be that of Amit Ambalal, one of the artists whose work is reproduced, and whose painting also adorns the cover. Contents otherwise clean. Large paperback, 240x158mm, with bright pictorial covers, slightly faded to spine: firm and clean with very small knocks to corners. Very nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: £30.00


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Tessa Newcomb: with Philip Vann, and with a foreword by Richard Mabey:
The Adorable Plot. Paintings and writings about garden allotments. [Signed copy]

Bristol: Sansom & Company, 2012. First edition. 96pp, richly illustrated in colour. The title sounds as though this could be an anthology, but the paintings and, after the introduction, the writings, are all by Newcomb. Quarto glossy paperback, 27x21cms, in fresh, unread condition. Brings together her art, her sly writing, and her love of country process and growing things: full of delight, and firmly rooted in earthy and concise observation. Half title signed by Tessa Newcomb. Lovely copy. Mint.

Price: £85.00


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Roger White:
Nicholas Hawksmoor and the Replanning of Oxford.

Oxford: British Architectural Library Drawings Collection and Ashmolean Museum, 1997. 90pp, illustrated. Contents clean and unmarked, except for a few marginalia on the final page of bibliographical sources. 20x21cms glossy pictorial thin card covers. Clean and firm and with minimal signs of handling. Nice copy. Near Fine.

Price: £40.00


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edited bt Bhupendra Karia:
Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective

New York: CICA / Center for International Contemporary Arts, 1989. First edition. viii, [2], 134pp, with many works illustrated, including 46 in colour. Contents clean and unmarked. Large quarto, 28x21.5cms, glossy red thin card covers, firm and clean, with light signs of use - light scuffs, small knocks to corners, and a faint crease to one corner. Very good copy. Very Good.

Price: £100.00


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Charles A. Padgham:
The Well-Tempered Organ.

Oxford: Positif Press, 1986. First edition. 107pp, illustrated with photographs, diagrams, charts and musical examples. Ownership name inside front cover. Contents clean and unmarked. c.20x19cms, glossy pictorial thin card covers, in near-new condition. Very nice copy. Near Fine.

Price: £40.00


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edited by Cecil Clarabut:
Some letters of Stella Benson 1928-1933.

Hong Kong: Libra Press (privately published), 1978. First edition. viii, 83pp, illustrated with a few drawings. In the original binding of green cloth, spine titled in silver: bright, with a little damp discoloration to the foot of the boards. Contents fresh and unmarked, with a slight waviness to the lower part of the pages. In the protected green dust jacket: corners slightly knocked, and a little sunned to the spine. [Not a signed or limited edition]. VG in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £42.00


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L.A. Manwaring: with a foreword by Stirling Moss:
The Observer's Book of Automobiles.

London: Frederick Warne, 1967. 13th edition/ thirteenth edn. 288pp. Contents very clean and unmarked: faint tanning to endpapers, with ownership name to front free endpaper. In the original light blue textured binding titled in navy, clean and firm, corners good, indentations near head of spine and to the 'A' of the title. In the protected unclipped Singer dust jacket. The spine of the jacket is toned, and has chips to the ends, a hole near the top, and a little tape residue at the foot. The front panel is quite bright, but a small strip of the pictorial surface has been torn off the bottom left corner. There is some soiling and other light wear to the edges. Good copy of the scarce 13th edition. VG in G- dust-jacket.

Price: £40.00


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Richard T. Parsons: with a foreword by Stirling Moss:
The Observer's Book of Automobiles.

London: Frederick Warne, 1956. Second edition / 2nd edn. 288pp. Contents very clean and unmarked: faint tanning to endpapers. In the original fawn cloth-textured binding titled in red, clean and firm, corners good, spine ends blunted. Several pin-pricks to front and back boards, not affecting the pages. In the protected unclipped Armstrong Siddeley dust jacket. This has a chip to the head of the spine, some soiling and scuffing, and has the same pin-pricks as the boards. It has several internal repairs with what is probably 'magic tape', supposedly non-decaying. Good copy of the scarce 2nd edition. VG in G- dust-jacket.

Price: £80.00


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Noel Coward: with an Introduction and Annotations by Noel Coward. Decorations by Gladys Calthrop and portrait frontis by Clemence Dane:
The Noel Coward Song Book. [Signed copy]

London: Michael Joseph, 1953. First edition. 315pp, mostly music, illustrated with sketches in line, and with 4 colour plates including the frontis portrait. Coward's signature in biro to the title page. Someone else's 1953 gift inscription to front free endpaper. Contents clean and unmarked, with just one opening (pp138-9) having some foxing. Light spotting to closed edges: top edge yellow. Quarto, in the original binding of grey cloth with a yellow spine, corners sharp, bright and firm, with a little browning near the top of the spine. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Extremities and edges scuffed, some wear to spine head (with minimal loss), and some small foxing spots. A very nice copy! Very Good+ in VG dust-jacket.
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Price: £150.00


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Lady Cecilie Goff:
A Woman of the Tudor Age.

London: John Murray, 1930. First edition. xviii, 326, illustrated, including two foldouts - a genealogy and a panorama, and with an addendum slip tipped in at p.vii. Faint pencilled 1936 gift inscription to front fly (readily erased). An account centred on the life of Katherine Willoughby, Duchess of Suffolk. The pages are clean but for a little spotting to the prelims and index. The severe and obtrusive foxing spots which affect the closed edges of the text block encroach a few mm onto the page edges. In the original binding of smooth blue cloth, with gilt spine title and front decoration, bright and firm, faintly marked, corners sharp, with slight puckering to the spine ends. A good copy of a very scarce title. VG.

Price: £80.00


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James Dixon & Sons:
Catalogue of James Dixon & Sons, Cornish Place, Sheffield. Silversmiths. [cover title: James Dixon & Sons, Silversmiths, Sheffield]

Sheffield: James Dixon & Sons, n.d. [1908, 1911, 1914, 1919] Original edition. xx, 498pp, incorporating Supplements of New Goods dated 1911 and 1914, with some hiccups in the pagination. The main catalogue appears to be 1908; while 'September 1919' is printed at the foot of p.400. With wondrous thousands of illustrations of wares (some in colour), and a few photographs of workers and factory. Contents bright and in very good condition. Title page has some creasing, p345-6 has a picture cut out, and p389/90 has had some damage. A tab has been attached to the edge of p[441]. Quarto, firm, in the original gilt-embossed brown boards, at some time rebacked with a spine of brown buckram titled in gilt. An almost entirely pre-first world war edition, with Victorian design still very much in evidence. A very good copy. Very Good.
[EXTRA Heavy Item]

Price: £280.00


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