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David Benedictus:
Dropping Names.

London: Ernie Books, 2005. Second edition. x, 284pp. Contents very clean and fresh, appears unread. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, firm and bright, corners sharp, spine ends slightly blunted. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, very bright and fresh. A very nice copy. Near Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: £45.00


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Yi Pangja [Princess Masako]: translated by Kim Sukkyu, edited by Joan Rutt: with jacket notes by Edward B. Adams:
The World is One: Yi Pangja's autobiography.

Seoul & Los Angeles: Taewon Publishing Co., 1973. First English edition. 220pp, illustrated with photographs. The story of the Japanese Princess who was betrothed at an early age to a Korean Prince, but who, following the death of her son, dedicated herself to social work in Korea. Front free endpaper bears a gift inscription from the Editor. Contents very clean. In the original binding of tan cloth, spine titled in red and metallic blue, clean, bright and firm, corners sharp, small angled ridges to spine cloth. In the protected pictorial dust jacket: light fraying or wear to some edges, the spine has angled ridges corresponding with those of the cloth, and there is a small chip to the foot. Inner edge of front panel sunned. A good copy. VG in G dust-jacket.

Price: £35.00


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Percy W. Blandford:
Canoes and Canoeing.

London: Lutterworth Press, 1962. First edition. 207pp, illustrated with many photographs and drawings. Contents notably fresh, appears unread. In the original pale blue cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, with a small bump to one corner and slight puckering and fading to the top edge of the spine. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: this is very clean and bright, with a small repair to one corner, and minimal scuffs and a knock to the top edge, with two small (4mm) closed tears. An exceptional copy. very near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £65.00


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George Orwell:
Nineteen Eighty-Four.

London: Secker and Warburg, 1954. Reprint. 318pp. Contents very clean: no foxing or soiling. Ownership name and date lightly written to front free endpaper. Top edge pink. In the original binding of green cloth, spine titled in red. Fresh and bright, corners good, spine ends slightly blunted. In the protected green unclipped dust jacket: lightly soiled, with a crease to the front panel, a two-inch chip to the head of the spine, and a one-inch chip to the foot of the lower panel: other minor edge wear, and a two-inch closed tear to the foot of the upper joint, and a one-inch tear with a little loss at the foot of the lower joint. Not immaculate, then. But the book is very good. Near Fine in poor dust-jacket.

Price: £60.00


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R.A. Cooke: illustrated by Monica Brailey:
The Children of Blowy Tump.

London: Blackie & Son, n.d. [1951] First edition. 160pp, with many illustrations, and pictorial endpapers. 1953 gift inscription to back of frontis. Contents very clean. Some tanning to endpapers. 21x16cms, in the original binding of grey-green cloth, titled and illustrated in brown, in clean bright condition, corners good, spine ends blunted. In the protected unclipped dust jacket with wraparound illustration: foxed, the front panel near-enough complete, spine and rear panel missing the top few inches. A good copy, much enhanced by the spirited jacket illustration. VG in worn dust-jacket.

Price: £45.00


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A.H. Hourani:
Syria and Lebanon: A Political Essay.

London: Oxford University Press, 1946. Second impression. Issued under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. x, 402, with 4 maps in the text, and a double-page map following the index. Contents very clean: slight toning to endpapers. In the original binding of bright ochre cloth titled in gilt. Firm, corners sharp, spine puckered at head and with two small spots. In the protected unclipped dust jacket: front panel very good, spine soiled and rubbed with a small chip at the head, back panel clean, with a long closed tear to the top edge. Very good copy. Near Fine in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £34.00


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Charles Kingsley: illustrated by George Soper:
The Heroes; or, Greek Fairy Tales for my children.

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1929. First edition thus. 8vo. pp 248, with many illustrations, including six colour plates, and with pictorial endpapers (these have some faint tanning). Contents exceptionally fresh, appears unread these 90 years. p191/192 has a crease where the page was misfolded when the book was made, and, due to a binding fault, there is a little adhesion damage to the upper corners of the front endpaper. In the original pictorial binding of green cloth, decorated and titled in black, extremely fresh and sharp. In the exceptionally fresh protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket with its colour pictorial onlay of the golden ram flying off with the children. An unbeatable copy. Near Fine in Fine dust-jacket.

Price: £75.00


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Pollard Wilkinson and William E. Watkins:
An Elementary Commercial Arithmetic for Continuation & Commercial Classes.

London: George Philip & Son, n.d. [c.1910 - or much later?] Third edition. iv, [ii], (5)-149pp. Contents well-printed on good paper, very clean and fresh. Smudge on p.iii. Faint tanning to endpapers. Ownership name and address to front pastedown. 18.5x12.5cms, in red cloth with black decoration: notably fresh and bright, with a few marks. [date? - 2nd edn was pubd 1905]. Very nice copy of very uncommon title. Very Good+.

Price: £35.00


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E. Nesbit: illustrated by H. Millar:`
The Story of the Amulet.

London: Fisher Unwin, 1906. First edition, first impression. 374, [2], [8] adverts. Contents notably fresh and clean. In the original binding of bright red cloth, titled and illustrated in gilt, rebacked, with the original spine (chipped at the head) laid down, and with new endpapers. All firm, boards bright, spine slightly dulled and rubbed. A very nice copy. VG+.

Price: £125.00


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Anon:
A Hero-Poet. [biography of Theodor Körner]

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge / SPCK / S.P.C.K., nd [1885]. First or early edition. 80pp +8p adverts, plus a frontis. No sign of the title page. Contents clean. 1891 prize inscription to front free endpaper. Lacks rear endpaper: final page tanned. 17x12cm, in the original binding of decorative blue-green cloth. Firm, a little dulled and soiled. G-.

Price: £30.00


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Sydney Hodges: with numerous illustrations by H. Petherick:
Among the Gibjigs. A Child's Romance.

London: Remington & Co., 1881. First edition. viii, 146pp: with H. Petherick's illustrations in line, enhanced throughout with watercolour by the original young owner: not meticulously, but enlivening the tale: forget clean pages, here there are smudges and soilings. Her grandfather's 1881 gift inscription is on the verso of the front endpaper, with a Plymouth bookseller's miniature stamp. Recently refurbished, with new cloth inner hinges for the original brown endpapers. Now firm, in the original binding of green/blue pictorial cloth, lllustrated in gilt, silver and black: front bright, but with some rubbing or soiling. Very scarce. [A sequel followed - Among the Woblins]. VG-.

Price: £60.00


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Alexis de Tocqueville:
Correspondance et Oeuvres Posthumes. [Two Volumes]

Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1866. Reprint. 474, 500pp. First published in 1860. With the bookplates of George Grote, the radical and historian. Contents clean and in very good order, with foxing to prelims and final leaves. In contemporary bindings of half green-brown calf with red marbled boards: spine with five raised bands ruled and decorated in gilt and blind, with red and tan lettering pieces. Firm and bright, spines very good; marbling a little rubbed, and a few scuffs to leather. Very nice copy. Very Good+.
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Price: £240.00


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Colonel John T. Jones:
Journals of Sieges: carried on by the Army under the Duke of Wellington in Spain, between the years 1811 and 1814. [Complete in 2 vols].

London: for T. Egerton, bookseller to the Ordnance, 1827. Second edition. Vol I: xix, [3], 485, followed by 10 large foldout maps and plans; Vol II: [iv], 480, plus a further 7 foldout maps = 17 (all called for). Contents of both volumes in beautifully fresh clean condition, including the maps all in very good order, with clean folds. 8vo, all edges marbled, top edges of first and last few pages shaved. In new bindings of brown cloth with red and black lettering-pieces. Very nice copies. Near Fine.

Price: £160.00


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Edited by John Kucich and Jenny Bourne Taylor: General Editor Patrick Parrinder:
The Nineteenth Century Novel 1820-1880. OHNE - The Oxford History of the Novel in English, Volume 3.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. First edition. xxx, [2], 548pp. Contents very fresh, appears unread. In the original binding of black cloth, spine titled in silver, clean, bright and firm, corners sharp. In the protected pictorial dust jacket, fresh as new. An immaculate copy. Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: £100.00


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Michael Kitson, selected and edited and with an introduction by John Gage:
The Seeing Eye: Michael Kitson: Critical Writings on Art, Renaissance to Romanticism.

London: Mnemosyne Art History Press (MAH): 2008. First edition. x, 182, illustrated in colour. New unread copy. Quarto, In the original green cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, corners sharp, foot of spine slightly blunted. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, bright and crisp. Lovely copy. Fine in Fine dust-jacket.

Price: £75.00


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W.G. Sebald: translated by Anthea Bell:
Austerlitz. [Signed Copy]

London: Hamish Hamilton, 2001. First English edition. [iv], 415pp, illustrated with photographs. Extremely fresh copy, unread and never opened beyond the prelims, signed by Sebald to the title page. In the original maroon cloth-textured binding, spine titled in gilt, bright, corners sharp, head of spine faintly blunted. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, clean and crisp: just forward of its upper joint, there is a vertical indentation (as if someone had idly run their thumbnail down it): this is visible in the photo of the jacketed book; a few edges are very slightly blunted, and there is a small pucker to the head of the lower joint. Included, should you want it, is the Waterstones 'Signed by the author' band: this has a couple of tiny scuffs to the edges. A superb copy. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £485.00


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Mac Daly:
Crackpot Texts. Absurd explorations in modern and postmodern literature.

London: Zoilus Press, 1997. First edition. 204, [4] ads. Pages clean and unmarked. White glossy paperback, 23.4x15.4cms, clean, spine sunned, small knocks to corners, front lower corner creased. Very Good.

Price: £25.00


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edited by Ron Sandrey and Russell Reynolds:
Farming Without Subsidies: New Zealand's recent experience.

New Zealand: GP Books: a MAF Policy Services Project: 1990. Reprint. [viii], 347pp. Contents clean and unmarked. Prelim pages slightly knocked at the top edge, and 6 of the text pages have dog-ear corner creases. Glossy pictorial paperback, 23.4x14.9cms, bright and firm, with slight knock to top edge and minimal blunting of corners. Very Good.

Price: £20.00


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Henry de Montherlant:
Selected Essays.

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1960. First English edition. 304pp. Contents clean. In the original green cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, firm and bright, corners sharp. Small nick to head of spine, foot of spine slightly blunted. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, which has three neatly-repaired closed tears, and some rubbing to the lower panel. VG in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £35.00


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Monica Edwards: illustrated by Anne Bullen:
The Midnight Horse.

London: Collins, 1949. First edition. 256pp. Contents extremely fresh and clean. Bottom edge uncut, in the original binding of red cloth, spine titled in gilt: gilt slightly age-tarnished, cloth bright and clean, corners good, spine ends puckered, small pressure mark to bottom edge of lower board. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: pictorial front and spine bright (as far as dark illustrations can be), advert back panel slightly rubbed. Thin short scratch to front panel, light scuffs to upper joint and foot of spine: top edge knocked, head of spine frayed: 1cm closed tear to back panel, and nick to top front corner. A very nice copy. Near Fine in very good dust-jacket.

Price: £120.00


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Friend Sykes:
Humus - and the Farmer.

London: Faber and Faber, 1947. Second impression. xix, 298pp, illustrated with photographs and two foldout coloured maps. Maps crisp, contents very clean and fresh, some tanning to endpapers. In the original binding of green cloth, clean and bright, titled in gilt to spine, slight blunting of extremities, slight sunning to top edge of spine. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, bright, with some wear, and small chips to spine ends. Very Good in G+ dust-jacket.

Price: £24.00


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Lionel Robbins:
An Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science.

London: Macmillan, 1940. Reprint of the revised and expanded second edition. xviii, 160pp. Contents very clean. Some foxing to closed edges. In the original binding of green cloth, spine titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm: one corner knocked, head of spine slightly puckered. In the unclipped grey dust jacket: clean, with one corner knocked, and a little faint tanning. Very Good in very good dust-jacket.

Price: £45.00


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Major R.S. Waters (late 40th Pathans):
History of the 5th Battalion (Pathans) 14th Punjab Regiment Formerly 40th Pathans ("The Forty Thieves").

London: James Bain Limited, 1936. First edition. xv, [5], 398, illustrated with photographs and sketch maps, including 6 foldouts, and with both the initial Corrigenda slip and the large folded 'Final Addenda and Corrigenda (No.2)' sheet laid in. Contents very clean and fresh. Faded 1937 ownership name to front free endpaper, of C. Leslie Smith [Lieut-Col, mentioned several times in the text]. Later armorial bookplate to pastedown. Quarto, in the original binding of dark green cloth with gilt titling to spine and 5th Battalion badge to upper board. Firm, clean and bright, with a little faint mottling and a small nick to the head of the lower joint. A very nice copy. Very Good+.
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Price: £350.00


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[Anon]
I Lost My Memory: The case as the patient saw it.

London: Faber and Faber, 1932. First edition. 305pp, with a coloured chart frontis. Pages very clean and unmarked. Neat small 1943 gift inscription to front endpaper. Firm and clean in the original binding of brown cloth. Upper corner bumped. Nice copy of a scarce title. [First-person account by a man who discovered himself wandering remembering nothing of the preceding 20 years. The return to a family he was told was his was quickly effected, but it took much patient work to eventually bring him back to himself. Includes a preface by the doctor who helped bring him through.] Very Good.

Price: £120.00


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Sister Mary Philip: with a Preface by the Rev. G. Bliss, S.J.:
A Jesuit at the English Court. The Life of the Venerable Claude de la Colombiere, S.J.

London: Burns Oates & Washbourne, 1922. First edition. viii, 264pp, illustrated. Text very clean and unmarked. The endpapers, prelims and last few pages have a faint tide stain to the lower edge. Front free endpaper has a faint indentation from former pencilled ownership name. In the original red-brown cloth, spine titled in gilt. Firm and clean, slightly mottled, with some darkening to lower edge of boards, extremities slightly blunted. An attractive copy. Very uncommon, perhaps in part due to the subject's later elevation: 'Colombière was beatified by Pope Pius XI on 16 June 1929, and canonized by Pope John Paul II on 31 May 1992.' (Wikipedia). Very Good.

Price: £80.00


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Lieut.-Colonel A. Cotton:
Public Works in India: their Importance. With Suggestions for their Extension and Improvement.

London: Wm. H. Allen & Co., 1854. First edition. [iv], 295pp. Contents very clean, with slight soiling to first 4 pages. 20x12.5cms, in the original binding of russet brown cloth, decorated in blind and titled in gilt, rebacked with the original spine laid down. Rubbed and soiled, with an effect of patina. Appears principally to be a detailed argument for judicious expenditure on railways and irrigation to facilitate the development of the cotton trade with Britain - 'by which we may render ourselves independent of the slave-grown cotton of America' - 'to the great profit of the shareholders, of the people of India, and of the public treasury.' VG.

Price: £65.00


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'C.S.' [Charles Sabine]:
The Jewel and Star.

London: William Yapp 1855. Presumed first edition. 104pp. Poems with celestial aspirations. Publishers' hand-coloured vignette to title page, with another hand-coloured emblem heading the first poem, at p.11. Ruled borders to text. Preface 'to the reader' by 'C.S.'. Contents clean with minimal signs of handling. A very few minor foxing spots. Original brown endpapers. All edges gilt. c.22x17cms, in the original binding of blue pebble cloth over bevelled boards, decorated in blind and in gilt, with a plain spine. Firm and bright, with a couple of minor soil marks. Small scuffs to extremities: spine ends puckered, with small nicks at the head. Scarce. Very good copy. VG+.

Price: £65.00


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Johan van Merrienboer:
Mansholt: a biography. Series 'Memories of an Evolving Europe' No. 2.

Brussels, Oxford, etc: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2011. First English edition. 642pp, [i]. Unread copy. Contents mint. 22x15cms, in black pictorial covers with faint handling marks when these catch the light, and small knocks to the tips of the corners. One of the founding fathers of the European Union. A very good copy. Near Fine.

Price: £48.00


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edited by Scott Ballintyne, Ken Pease, Vic McLaren:
Secure Foundations. Key Issues in Crime Prevention, Crime Reduction and Community Safety.

London: IPPR, Institute of Public Policy Research, 2000. First edition. [x], 312pp, plus a section of 10 glossy coloured maps showing crime and urban layout. Appears unread, contents very fresh. 23.5x15.5cms, in blue pictorial covers: bright and fresh, with a faint crease down centre of spine and upper corner of the back cover is slightly bent. Very nice copy. Near Fine.

Price: £50.00


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W. Pembroke Fetridge:
The American Traveller's Guide: Harper's Hand-Book for Travellers in Europe and the East. Complete in 3 vols.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1882, 1878, 1878. 21st & 17th years of publication. Consecutively paginated, 1330pp, illustrated with maps, some folding, plus c.470pp of Indexes and advertisements. Three vols, each 7.4 x 5 ins, bound in red leather in wallet form, with map pockets in the covers and flaps for closure. 18 of the flimsy monochrome maps are present in the pockets: almost all are in very good condition, the exceptions being those of London and Paris. Three of those listed are missing, and some are duplicates. There is also an unlisted plan of the 1878 Paris Exposition. While a section concerns itself with travel in the US and Canada, the 'East' of the title ventures no further than Egypt, Syria, and Russia. The blank leaves preceding the titles to Vols 2 & 3 bear an 1878 ownership name, while this page has been removed from Vol I. The contents are fresh and clean, and the bindings have been professionally refurbished. A very attractive set, and invaluable for the US traveller setting out for 19th Century Europe. Very Good+.
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Price: £480.00


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James Barr:
A Line in the Sand. Britain, France, and the Struggle that shaped the Middle East.

London: Simon & Schuster, 2011. First edition (first printing). vi, [4] maps, 454, plus two sections of photographs. In very fresh and unmarked condition, appears unread. In the original navy cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, firm and bright, corners sharp, spine ends blunted. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, slightly knocked to the head: bright and fresh, with some minimal soiling, and some darkening to the top inch of the front panel and to the bottom inch of the lower panel. Very nice copy. Near Fine in VG+ dust-jacket.

Price: £90.00


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Christina Pratt:
An Encyclopedia of Shamanism. Volume One A-M, and Volume Two N-Z. Complete in 2 vols.

New York: Rosen Publishing Group Inc., 2007. First edition. l, 316; (317)-615. Unused books, contents very clean and fresh. Quarto, in the original flexible laminated colour-illustrated boards. There are knocks to two corners, slightly affecting the pages within. An otherwise fine set. Near Fine.
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Price: £65.00


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Phil Lapworth, Charlotte Sills, Sue Fish:
Transactional Analysis Counselling. Helping People Change: the Essential Counselling Series.

Bicester: Winslow Press, 1994. Reprint. 229pp, illustrated with diagrams. In very fresh and unmarked condition, appears unread. Large-ish format paperback, 25x17.5cms, glossy covers bright, very slight knocks to corners. Very nice copy, very scarce title. Near Fine.

Price: £80.00


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Compiled from authentic sources by G. Thompson:
The Lives of Notorious and Daring Highwaymen and Robbers. aka (spine title): Lives of the Celebrated Highwaymen and Robbers.

London: J.S. Pratt, 1844. Early reprint. 318pp +[2] index; with a frontis. Tales of the (generally unpleasant) doings of Dick Turpin and 26 others. Contents firm and in very good order: unmarked, with some toning of the pages, and a little light soiling, mostly at the title page and frontis. Small format, 16mo (12.9x7.8cms), in the original brown cloth decorated in blind, spine titled in gilt. A very nice bright firm clean copy. Very Good.

Price: £140.00


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Sally Bibb:
Strengths-based recruitment and development : a practical guide to transforming talent management strategy for business results.

London: Kegan Page, 2016. First edition. xviii, 264pp. Personal inscription from author on title page. Contents otherwise fresh and unmarked. 23x15.5cms, black glossy paperback, bright and square, appears unread. Near Fine.

Price: £24.00


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Sir Bernard Burke: edited by his son:
A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland. Ninth Edition. aka (spine title): Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland 1899.

London: Harrison & Sons, 1899. 9th Edition. liv, [prelims & Supplement] 495, 6 [Advertizer], 16 [publisher's advertisements]. Original black endpapers with modern armorial bookplate. Title page has 2cms of surface abrasion near top edge (due to heavy use of eraser). Some of the Supplement pages have a tiny stain to the bottom corner. Contents very fresh and firm. Quarto, in the original ruled red pebble cloth over bevelled boards with crest to upper board and decorative gilt titling to spine. Bright, firm and clean, with some dulling to spine gilt, spine ends professionally refurbished. A particularly nice copy of this scarce edition. Very Good+.
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Price: £300.00


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Edw. Coke:
Third Part of the Institutes of the Lawes of England:

London: M.Flesher, for W.Lee & D.Pakeman, 1644. First edition. [xii], 243, (i), [2] Epilogue. Lacks portrait. Pages cockled but very clean. Extensive contemporary notes at ends. '3' (ie - 3rd part) inked in an early hand to closed fore-edge. Quarto, 29x19cms, in contemporary full calf with four raised bands, borders and compartments ruled. Firm, label gone, upper joint professionally repaired, boards slightly bowed. A very nice copy. [Second Part also available]. Very Good.

Price: £1,600.00


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Edw. Coke:
Second Part of the Institutes of the Lawes of England:

London: M. Flesher, and R. Young, for E.D.R.M. w. L. and D.P., 1642. First edition. [x], 746, [1]. Lacks portrait and index. 1st state, with p.28-9 misnumbered. Contents very clean. Extensive contemporary notes at ends. '2' (ie - 2nd part) inked in an early hand to closed fore-edge. Quarto, 31x20cms, in contemporary full calf with raised bands, borders and compartments ruled. Firm, label gone, corners bumped, has had a little discreet professional refurbishment to head of spine. A very nice copy. [Third Part also available]. Very Good.
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Price: £1,200.00


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Deborah Bragg: illustrated by Barrie Newson:
How to Pick the Perfect Puppy ...for You.

Cumbria: Canine Behaviour Centre, 2007. First edition. 36pp, illustrated. 21x14.5cms: a glossy stapled booklet with cream covers. Mint copy. Excellent advice, clear and insightful, an easy and engaging read. As a review on the cover says, 'This should be mandatory reading for every potential puppy purchaser - and every breeder too.' The author is a psychologist as well as being a canine consultant. New.

Price: £9.00


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David Cargill and Julian Holland: with a foreword by Dr Francis Camps:
Scenes of Murder: A London Guide.

London: Heinemann, 1964. First edition. x, 230pp: illustrated with photographs. Scarce, as withdrawn from publication due to objections by the then-current owners of the properties identified. 'Unpublished' neatly in biro on the copyright page. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Contents clean and in very good order: light foxing to closed fore-edge. In its binding of black cloth, spine titled in silver: firm, corners good, cloth slightly marked, ridge down spine, silver bright. The protected unclipped dust jacket is lightly soiled and has two large (one-inch) chips, and lesser chips and some creasing and rubbing to the edges. Fascinating morbid read, and a good copy. VG in fair dust-jacket.

Price: £54.00


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Cecily Mackworth:
Czechoslovakia fights back.

London: Lindsay Drummond, 1942. First edition. [viii], 117, [3]: illustrated with photographs. Errata slip tipped in. Contents very clean, pages inconspicuously cockled towards the lower corner. Neat ownership name in ink, and trace of erased pencil price, to front endpaper. Firm and tidy in the original slim binding of light red cloth titled in blue, clean and slightly sunned. A very good copy. Very Good.

Price: £30.00


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Dorothy L. Sayers:
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club.

London: Penguin Books, 1935. First Penguin printing. Lacking original green and white covers! In very basic DIY red cloth boards supplied by Penguin for self-binding, with hand-written spine title in gilt. However, the text block has benefited from the protection: it is nice and square, and the contents are clean, with slight signs of handling to the first few pages, and small corner spots to pp58-63. Worth rebinding to your taste, perhaps. Contents VG+, cover - no!.

Price: £30.00


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H.J. Barton Chapple: with a foreword by Mr J.L. Baird [Logie Baird]:
Television for the Amateur Constructor.

London: Pitman, 1933. First edition. xx, 233pp, [1], 34 adverts. With foldout plans, and many diagrams and photographs. Foldouts crisp, contents clean and fresh. Firm, in the original binding of green cloth titled in gilt: firm and clean, corners good, cloth mottled, front bright, spine dulled: joints slightly rubbed, spine ends blunted. A book for the adventurous, from the early period of television: a very good copy of the scarce first edition. Very Good.

Price: £140.00


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R.E. Crompton:
Reminiscences.

London: Constable, 1928. First edition. xiv, [ii], 238, illustrated with photographs. Erratum slip pasted in at p.1. Previous owner has neatly written on the front pastedown his account of trying for five years to obtain a copy. He has also attached a xeroxed inscription by the author below the frontis portrait. Contents clean and in very good order. In the original binding of dark green grained cloth, spine titled in gilt. Firm and clean, with faint marks, corners blunted, spine ends professionally refurbished. Engrossing: Crompton was a great electrical and mechanical engineer. A good copy. Very Good.

Price: £45.00


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Gabrielle M. Vassal:
Life in French Congo.

London: Fisher Unwin, 1925. First edition. [iv], 192pp, illustrated with photographs. Contents very clean and fresh. Some foxing to the fore-edge of the closed text block, and faint stain to top margin of a few plates. In the original binding of blue cloth, title in blind to front and in gilt to spine: clean and firm, corners sharp: dent to foot of spine. A bright, square copy. VG+.

Price: £60.00


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compiled by Drum Major J. Winter, The "Queen's" Regiment:
Bugle and Trumpet Tutor. Containing Complete Instructions together with Routine, Infantry, Cavalry & Regimental Calls of the British Army & The Royal Air Force.

London: John E. Dallas, n.d. [c.1920s?] First or early edition. Stapled landscape format booklet, 13.5x21.5cms. 48pp including the paper covers. Contents clean and in good order, with slight marks to first two pages. There is an upper corner crease to the front cover and first page, and the back cover is creased towards the spine, slightly affecting the last pages. The buff pictorial covers are soiled and the staples are rusty. Very uncommon. Good copy. Good.

Price: £30.00


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[Thomas Cook]:
Peking and the Overland Route.

London: Thos. Cook & Son, 1917. Third edition. [iv], 181, xxii (adverts). Illustrated with photographs and maps, including 3 crisp foldouts. Contents very clean. Early ownership name to head of advertisement front free endpaper, offset onto pastedown. 18x12.5cms, in the original binding of green cloth printed in black. Firm, cloth bubbling (as if creased) and faintly marked. Very good copy. Very Good.

Price: £76.00


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Ian Fleming:
Live and Let Die.

London: Cape, 1954. First edition (ie: first impression). 240pp. Previous owner has removed library evidences: front endpaper removed, stained half-title pasted onto pastedown. Rear endpaper creased and heavily spotted. Light foxing to prelims, minor soiling or handling to a few pages. In the original black cloth-textured binding: slightly dulled, spine sightly ridged, spine ends blunted, small knock to head of lower joint. 1cm splits to the head of the upper joint and the foot of the lower joint are probably due to the spine having been tugged, as the joints are not otherwise worn. Firm and square, corners good, no actual library marks. Not bad: not cheap, not common. G+.

Price: £1,650.00


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Philip MacDonald, G.D.H. & M. Cole, Hulbert Footner, Virgil Markham:
The Sixth Crime Club Omnibus: Rope to Spare, Death of a Star, Dead Man's Hat, Song of Doom.

London: The Crime Club Ltd, by Wm. Collins Sons, 1934. First edition thus. Ex-Library copy. Over a thousand pages, well-printed, on good paper - and clean, except for about 20 which have either idle ink marks (mostly in the margins), a library stamp to the corner, some minor soil mark, or, in two cases, a small tear. Endpapers toned, with some soiling, and with a modern armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, library labels to the facing endpaper, and a library stamp to the rear pastedown. In the refurbished sturdy library binding of an attractive smooth brick-red cloth, spine titled in gilt, and with two faint library numbers in white. The MacDonald and Markham stories are rare. A surprisingly congenial copy.

Price: £85.00


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Rev. John Eadie, D.D., LL.D. (the commentaries condensed, and the whole edited by):
The National Comprehensive Family Bible. [or, on the decorative title page: The Illustrated National Family Bible]. The Holy Bible with the Commentaries of Scott and Henry, and containing also many thousand critical and explanatory notes, selected from the Great Standard Authors of Europe and America. [King James Bible with brass clasps].

London: Robins & Company, n.d. [c.1885] xvi, [8], 1216pp +34. With many handsome guarded plates in colour and monochrome, as well as the decorative title page. An edition of the Bible issued by various publishers in the Victorian era, but Robins is uncommon. Family Register pages partially completed to 1912. Contents very clean and fresh. All edges gilt. 33.5x25x9.5cms, in strong black morocco gilt with inset decorative title panel to the upper board, and ornate brass corners with clasps. A splendid production, with a mass of informative text, and in superb condition: all firm, gilt bright, brass bright. Near Fine.
[EXTRA Heavy Item]

Price: £250.00


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