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Olwyn Owen and Magnar Dalland:
Scar: A Viking Boat Burial On Sanday, Orkney.

East Linton, Scotland: Tuckwell Press in association with Historic Scotland, 1999. First edition. xii, 236pp, with many illustrations, some in colour. Contents very fresh and clean, appears unread. 26x20cms, in glossy pictorial thin card covers, all very fresh. Lovely copy. Fine.

Price: £30.00


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Paul Tyers:
Roman Pottery in Britain.

London: Routledge, 1999. Reprint. xii, 228pp. Contents very fresh and clean. Neat ownership name to first page. 24.5x18.8cms, in glossy pictorial thin card covers, all very fresh, with faint crease along spine and very slight knocks to edges. Very nice copy. Near Fine.

Price: £45.00


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Viola Bayley: illustrated by Marcia Lane Foster:
Kashmir Adventure.

London: Dent, 1958. Second impression. 151pp, with a colour frontis and illustrated with drawings. Ex-school library copy, with label to rear free endpaper, and a few library marks to front free endpaper. Faint spill stain to blank area of p57, pages otherwise clean. In the original dark green cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, with a little faint label residue round the foot of the spine. In the protected pictorial dust jacket: the front panel illustration (the same as the frontis) is bright, but that on the spine is faded, and darkened at the foot from a former label. There is some soiling to the lower panel, there are small chips to the corners and the spine ends, and there are several internal repairs, including to a long and neatly-closed tear down the front flap fold. Good copy of a scarce title. Good+ in G dust-jacket.

Price: £48.00


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A. Conan Doyle: illustrations by Sidney Paget:
The Last Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Being a new edition of his 'Memoirs'.

London: George Newnes Ltd, 1897. Twenty-seventh thousand. [vi], 296pp, 12 adverts. Original pale green floral-patterned endpapers. Contents clean: some toning or foxing to endpapers. Early ownership name rubber-stamped to front free endpaper, partially offset to pastedown. Stained inner hinges professionally repaired with Japanese tissue. In the original smooth green cloth titled in gilt and with the small Newnes street scene in black to the front. Boards bright, spine gilt very dulled: upper corners slightly blunted, and top edge of spine has benefited from a small indiscernible professional repair. A very nice square copy. Very Good.

Price: £200.00


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Illustrated by John Sowerby, described by Charles Johnson and C. Pierpoint Johnson:
British Poisonous Plants. Illustrated with Thirty-two Coloured Plates, including the Principal Poisonous Fungi.

London: John Van Voorst, 1861. Second edition. iv, 76, followed by the hand-coloured plates. Contents clean and fresh: dog-ear crease to one page corner, and an inch torn from margin of p8/9, losing no text. Tanning to pp11/12 where a newspaper cutting was laid in. Lightly-pencilled ownership name to front endpaper. In the original binding of maroon cloth, titled gilt: firm, clean and bright, with slight fading to spine, and spine ends slightly puckered. Nice copy. VG+.

Price: £125.00


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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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Shirley Bloomfield:
The Applique Garden. [Appliqué Garden]. Baltimore style with an English twist. [Inscribed copy].

UK: Teamwork Craftbooks, 2006. First edition. 104pp, illustrated in colour throughout. Author's 2006 signed gift inscription to title page. Fresh and clean copy, corners of front cover and first page or two slightly bent. Quarto softcover. Very nice copy. Near Fine.

Price: £40.00


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Anthony Vitti:
[4 books:] The Finger Funk Workbook Vol. 1; The Finger Funk Workbook Vol. 2; Slap Bass Soloing; and The Slap Bass Bible.

Haverhill, Mass.: Daa Doo Music, 1997, 2012, 2006, 2010. 1st edn, reprint, 1st edn, reprint. All are glossy quarto paperbacks in new condition, excepting that there is no sign of the CD mentioned on the cover of the Workbook Vol.2. Between 36 and 56 pages per book. Text, with music to practise: and the Bible has photographs too. Uncommon titles. [Price is for all four: can split at £20 per vol.] Fine.

Price: £75.00


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edited by J.R. Smart:
Tradition and Modernity in Arabic Language and Literature.

Richmond: Curzon, 1996. First edition. viii, 351pp. Fresh and unmarked, unread copy. In the original binding of maroon cloth titled in gilt: bright and sharp. Some very faint soiling or flecking to the closed page edges. near-Mint.

Price: £30.00


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P.M. Michele Daviau:
Houses and their Furnishings in Bronze Age Palestine.

Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1993. First edition. 489pp, illustrated with many site plans. In the original binding of brown cloth titled in gilt, fresh, sharp, and bright. Mint unread copy. Fine.

Price: £40.00


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Dorothy L. Sayers:
The Lord Peter Wimsey Collection. [Whose Body?, The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, The Five Red Herrings, The Nine Tailors.]

London: Octopus Books, 1990. 709pp. Appears unread. Pages very clean and unmarked, but slightly tanned. In the original light blue pictorial boards: very bright and clean, corners sharp: red spine title slightly faded. Very nice copy of an uncommon edition. Near Fine.

Price: £30.00


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Joan Dering:
Number Two, North Steps.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1965. First edition. 189pp. Contents very fresh and clean. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean and bright, corners sharp, spine ends slightly blunted. In the protected unclipped dust jacket, very fresh, clean and bright to the pictorial front and the spine, with light soiling only to the white back panel, which advertises other novels. A lovely copy. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £60.00


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Edward Abbey:
The Brave Cowboy.

London: Western Book Club, n.d. [c.1957]. 277pp. Contents very clean, unmarked and fresh. Middle pages printed on slightly paler paper than the outer sections. Closed top edge very lightly peppered with non-penetrating foxing. In the original light blue cloth-textured binding: bright and clean, spine ends slightly puckered. In the protected unclipped Noel Stern pictorial dust jacket: image strong and complete, faintly soiled, with scuffs to corners and ends, and a 4mm split to head of the upper joint. Lower panel is evenly toned or soiled with a crease across one corner. Top edge slightly knocked. [Book famous as the basis for the 1962 film 'Lonely are the Brave'.] A very nice copy. Near Fine in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £60.00


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Charlotte M. Mason:
'Home Education' Series, Volume IV. Ourselves. Book I. Self-Knowledge; Book II. Self-Direction [ie: 2 vols in 1].

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, Ltd, 1905. Second edition - revised. xliv, 210, 252. Contents fresh, clean and unmarked. In the original series binding of green cloth decorated and titled in gilt. Boards clean and bright, bottom corners knocked, spine a little dulled and soiled, ends blunted. A very good firm bright copy. [Wikipedia: 'Ourselves was .. published in 1904. In it, Mason addressed herself directly to the children, or for parents to read aloud with their children, to help them learn to examine themselves and develop high moral standards and self-control. The first part is for children under age 16. Book two of Ourselves is written for students over 16.'] VG+.

Price: £200.00


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Souvenir of the Inauguration of the Australian Commonwealth.

Sydney: N.S.W. Bookstall Co, printed by John Sands, 1901. Presumed first and only edition. 40pp. Large format stapled production in colour pictorial paper covers. 17x11ins / 43x27.5cms. With celebratory verse, an article on the Australian Union, Queen Victoria's Royal Assent, and statistics of New South Wales. With many captioned photographs, plus a number of advertisements. Firm, bright, and clean. The tips of the bottom corners of the pages have been bent, now flattened. The front cover has a one-inch chip from the bottom corner, and two closed tears to the margin have been repaired. The back cover - advertisements in colour - is a little rubbed. There are other very minor scuffs or signs of handling to the edges. The staples are in very good condition, just slightly rusted at the centre fold. A very nice copy.

Price: £140.00


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Ruth Kenny, Jeff McMillan, Martin Myrone:
British Folk Art.

London: Tate Publishing, 2014. First edition. 144pp, with many illustrations. Contents fresh and clean. Library sticker and marks to half-title, front pastedown damaged by a removed label, and a transparent adhesive laminate has been carelessly applied to protect the covers. Flattened crease to front cover. Hardly used. Good.

Price: £70.00


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Rikki Walker:
A Guide to Post-Cranial bones of East African animals. Mrs Walker's bone book.

Norwich: Holochoerus Press, 1985. First edition. [ii], 285pp, illustrated in line. Quarto paperback. Appears unread. Small crease to one corner. Very fresh bright copy. Fine.

Price: £50.00


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N.J. Jayal: and R.L. Holdsworth and others:
Nandu Jayal and Indian Mountaineering: A Tribute to Major Narendra Dhar Jayal.

Poona: Printed and Published at the College of Military Engineering Dapodi, n.d. [c.1975] Presumed first and only edition. [viii], 134pp, illustrated with photographs. A very nicely produced book, done with love. Contents fresh and clean, with faint tanning to the endpapers. Small quarto, 25x17cms, in the original binding of dressed russet cloth, titled in black: firm and bright, corners sharp. In the protected pictorial dust jacket, printed gilt and monochrome: clean, with light wear to the edges, and the gilt very rubbed, as is the plain white lower panel. A very nice copy. Fine in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £120.00


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edited by John MacSymon:
The Camera and Amateur Cinematographer: for the Advancement of Photography. Jan to Dec 1930. [bound]

Dublin: 1930. Original issues. >600pp of articles, photographs, and advertisements. The January cover forms the pictorial surface of the upper board, the other covers are bound in. Contents in fresh and bright condition. In a custom binding of black and maroon cloth, with the Ceylon binder's small label to front pastedown: firm, with scratches and marks to boards. Very Good.
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Price: £40.00


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Jules Verne:
The Chase of the Golden Meteor.

London: Grant Richards, 1909. First English edition. vi, [ii], 292pp, plus 24 guarded plates, including the frontis. Contents in very good order. The frontis tissue guard is lightly pencilled-on (someone tracing the outlines of the image). Ownership name to front free endpaper, and small ownership stamp to front pastedown. The endpapers are slightly tanned and have been professionally repaired at the gutter. Firm in the original binding of blue pictorial cloth, clean and fairly bright, spine ends slightly puckered. A very nice copy. VG+.

Price: £180.00


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A. Conan Doyle: illustrations by Sidney Paget:
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

London: George Newnes Ltd, 1895. Forty-first thousand. [vi], 343pp. Original pale green craquelure-patterned endpapers. Contents clean: foxing to prelims. Early ownership name rubber-stamped to front free endpaper, partially offset to pastedown. Stained inner hinges professionally repaired with Japanese tissue. In the original smooth blue cloth titled in gilt and with the small Newnes street scene in black to the front. Boards fairly bright, spine rather darkened: upper corners slightly blunted, string-pull indentations to edges of front board, and top edge of spine has benefited from a small indiscernible professional repair. Has 'cucaine' for cocaine at p.133. A very nice square copy. Very Good.

Price: £280.00


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Major-General Donald MacIntyre, V.C.:
Hindu-Koh: Wanderings and Wild Sport on and beyond the Himalayas.

Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1889. First edition. xx, 464, +24 adverts, with text illustrations, a number of guarded plates, and a tinted frontis (all called for). 1892 ownership name to half-title. Original maroon endpapers, gutters professionally repaired, with a small crested bookplate to front pastedown. Contents in very good order, with occasional minor soiling or spots to margins. In the original binding of bottle-green cloth with rubbed image of an antelope in gilt to the upper board. Rebacked, with the original spine laid down. A good, firm copy. VG.
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Price: £95.00


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J.B. [Joseph Boyse]:
Sermons Preach'd on Various Subjects [Vol I title] and Sermons Preach'd on Several Subjects [Voll II title].

Dublin: for the use of the Author: printed by [Vol.I] S.Powell and [Vol.II] E.Waters, 1708. First thus compiled. Vol I: [vi] preface, 56, 60, 27, 464, [14] appendix, [2] contents; Vol II: [viii] (incl.contents), 625. But for a few in Vol II, each sermon has its own title page, dated 1707 or 1708. The first three sermons in Vol I have separate pagination. Contents in very good order, with some tanning and soiling to the pages of Vol I, as well as some contemporary doodling and trying-out of pens to its pastedowns, and to the title page and its verso. There is a little face in the margin of p.[iv] in the same brown ink, and an 'N' inked to the closed fore-edge. Volume II appears less used. 8vo, in matching contemporary bindings of full panel calf with five raised bands, refurbished and with new labels, in very good firm condition. Very scarce. Very Good+.

Price: £380.00


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Alfred Kindsey, et al:
Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male.

Philadelphia and London: W.B. Saunders Company, 1949. Ninth printing. 804pp. Contents very fresh and clean. In the original binding of maroon cloth, spine titled in gilt on black lettering-pieces. Firm, clean and bright, corners sharp, base of spine knocked, head slightly blunted. An exceptionally nice copy. VG+.
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Price: £40.00


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edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes:
The Rattle Bag. An Anthology of Poetry. [aka Rattlebag].

London: Faber and Faber, 1982 First edition (first printing). 498 pp. A beautiful jacketed copy. Appears unread. In the original bright yellow cloth-textured boards, corners sharp, spine with the slightest flattening of extreme ends. Immaculate, so that a minor cloth fault at top right of upper board shows up. In the protected blue and yellow dust jacket. This is very crisp and fresh, with a slight fade to the spine, and to the top centimetre of both the front panel and the rear flap, of which the lower edge is knocked: the jacket spine ends are also slightly knocked. A splendid copy. Near Fine in Near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £280.00


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Edgar J. March:
Spritsail Barges of Thames and Medway.

London: Percival Marshall, 1948. First edition. [viii], 304pp, illustrated with drawings and many photographs, some printed in green. Contents very clean. Quarto, in the original binding of blue cloth in gilt: bright, slightly rubbed at head of spine. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: this has a one-inch chip to the head of the spine, a narrow hole just below this, and a two-inch nearly-closed tear to the foot of the upper joint, besides a little other wear to the edges. The splendid front illustration by Mudge Marriott is practically complete. A nice copy. Very Good in good dust-jacket.

Price: £35.00


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Harmsworth:
Harmsworth's Business Encyclopedia and Commercial Educator.

London: Educational Book Company, n.d. [1925] Presumed first and only edition. 700+ pp per volume. A substantial and well-produced set, copiously illustrated in colour and black and white, including many lively fold-outs. Introductory essays by the Earl of Birkenhead (Reality and Opportunity), Neville Chamberlain (Personality and Success), and Sir John Marriott on the Romance of Trade. Contents clean and very fresh. Quarto, in the original bindings of grey cloth. Bindings firm, a few extremities blunted, joints and spine ends rubbed, gilt spine titles dulled. Externally dreary-looking, internally exhilarating! A very good set. Very Good.
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Price: £85.00


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The Hon. Arnold Keppel:
Gun-running and the Indian North-West Frontier.

London: John Murray, 1911. First edition. xiv, 214pp, [2] ads. All plates and foldout maps present, including the curious 'Frontier Fingerpost' map. Slip 'With the Author's Compliments' tipped in at title page. Contents clean, with light foxing to prelims and p.58. Early ownership name to front free endpaper. In the original binding of green cloth, titled and decorated in gilt: firm but battered, and with the appealing patina of having been there. A well-seasoned copy. Good.

Price: £40.00


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Charles D. Laughlin, Jr., John McManus, Eugene G. d'Aquili:
Brain, Symbol & Experience: Toward a Neurophenomenology of Human Consciousness.

Boston & Shaftesbury: New Science Library, Shambhala Publications, 1990. First edition. xvi, 403pp, [i]. Illustrated with diagrams. Contents clean and unmarked. Large cream paperback, 23x15cms, clean and firm, covers splaying slightly, and slightly sunned to the spine. 'This groundbreaking book relates consciousness to brain physiology, cultural symbols and rituals, and the experiences of contemplatives....' A good copy. VG.

Price: £35.00


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J.M. Boyd and I.L. Boyd:
The Hebrides. A Natural History. [New Naturalist #76]

London: Collins, 1990. First edition. 416pp, illustrated with photographs, some in colour, and maps and charts. Contents very fresh and clean. In the original binding of green buckram, spine titled in gilt. Very bright, fresh, and sharp. In the protected unclipped Robert Gilmor jacket, fresh and bright to the front, slightly knocked to the top edge, and with some fading to the spine. Unfortunately, the book was cased upside-down: so that if the text and the jacket are the right way up, peel back the jacket and the gilt spine titling and NN logo are shown to be the wrong way up. A very nice copy - but with a twist. Fine (but..) in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £260.00


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Jeremy Reed:
Red Eclipse [Signed Copy].

London: Jonathan Cape, 1989. First edition. [viii], 157. Contents fresh and unmarked, title page signed by Reed. In the original maroon cloth-textured binding, spine titled in gilt, fresh, bright, and sharp. In the protected unclipped black dust jacket illustrated with a Rothko painting, clean and bright, front panel slightly knocked at the top edge and with some variegation to the glossiness when angled to the light. A very nice copy. Fine in VG+ dust-jacket.

Price: £32.00


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George MacDonald Fraser, Edited and Arranged by:
Royal Flash. From The Flashman Papers 1942-43 and 1947-48.

London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1970. First edition. 261pp. Map endpapers. Japanese-style ownership stamp to half title. Contents clean and unmarked. In the original binding of red paper-covered boards titled in silver. Bright, corners sharp, spine ends bumped, and with a few minuscule marks. A good copy of the second Flashman book. VG-.

Price: £30.00


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Malcolm Lowry: with an Introduction by Stephen Spender:
Under the Volcano.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1967. Reprint. xxvi, 375, [i]. Contents clean and unmarked. In the original grey cloth-textured binding titled in silver. Top edge red, corners sharp, a few faint marks. A very nice clean copy. Near Fine.

Price: £40.00


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Alexander Lowen:
Physical Dynamics of Character Structure. Bodily Form and Movement in Analytic Therapy.

New York & London: Grune and Stratton, 1958. First edition. x, 358pp. Contents clean and unmarked, in the original binding of brown cloth. Clean, spine ends blunted, nick to head of upper joint. Good copy. VG.

Price: £40.00


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Marmaduke Multiply's Merry Method of Making Minor Mathematicians: or, the Multiplication Table, illustrated by Sixty-Nine appropriate engravings.

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+.

Price: £450.00


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The Folio Society: with contributions by Sir Francis Meynell and Hugh Williamson:
Folio 25. A bibliography of The Folio Society, 1947-1971.

London: The Folio Press, 1972. First edition thus. 207, 60, illustrated in line and colour, and with photographs. 'This edition contains Folio 21 published in 1968, and Folio 1968-1971 published in 1972.' The 1968 section includes the appraisal by Sir Francis Meynell, and has the errata slip tipped in at p.5. The 1972 section includes an introduction by Hugh Williamson. Contents fresh and unmarked. c.28x18cms, in the original binding of grey cloth, with the Folio Society's logo in blind to the upper board, and the spine titled with a red lettering-piece, which has a faint scuff. All extremities sharp. Complete with the slipcase, which is firm and bright, with slight marks to the red sides, and scuffs to the black ends. A very good copy. VG+ in VG slipcase.
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Price: £99.00


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Albert Camus: translated by Stuart Gilbert, and with an introduction by Cyril Connolly:
The Outsider.

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1946. First English edition. [iv], 3-104. Small original bookseller's label to foot of front pastedown, and small early discreet gift inscription to top inner corner of front free endpaper. Contents otherwise very clean and unmarked. In the original binding of pale grey-green cloth, spine titled in gilt: sunned in places where the jacket is torn. In the protected unclipped Edward Bawden pictorial jacket: the front panel is clean and bright, with c.1-inch chips to the upper corners; and there is similar loss to the ends of the toned spine, and to the inner top corner of the publishers' list on the back panel. There are a number of old carefully-done repairs to its inner surface with an apparently benign adhesive tape, fixing a closed tear to the spine and reinforcing frayed edges. A good copy with 80% of the significant appeal of the classic Bawden dust jacket. VG in G dust-jacket.

Price: £280.00


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John Prioleau:
Forty Years of Progress: The story of the Daimler, Lanchester, and B.S.A. motor cars.

Coventry: Printed and made for the Daimler Company, 1936. Original edition. 60pp, illustrated with photographs and drawings. Well-printed on coated stock, clean and unmarked. Quarto, 27x21.5cms, in the original slate-grey paper-covered boards, with white-lettered gold paper title labels to front and to spine. Firm, faintly marked, with a knock and a scuff to the head of the spine. Nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: £90.00


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Jane Austen:
Pride and Prejudice. A Novel. [No. XXX in the publishers' 'Standard Novels' series.]

London: Richard Bentley, 1839. Reprint of the 1833 first single vol edn. [vi], 340. The prelims have some toning and soiling, and consist of the series title page, dated 1839, - followed by the frontis, which has a tide stain, and the engraved title page, dated 1833, both with designs by Pickering engraved by Greatbatch, - followed by the letterpress title page, which is dated 1839. Text pages slightly toned, a few having minor marks of age or use. c.16x10cms, in a new fine binding of green morocco with raised bands, ruled and titled gilt, with the name Austen slightly displaced from the centre line. Such early editions are scarce. A beautifully-housed copy. Very Good.

Price: £1,050.00


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Journal of the British Institution of Radio Engineers - renamed from vol.25 onwards The Radio and Electronic Engineer: Journal I.E.R.E.: 42 bound volumes, from #6 - #52, lacking only vols #8, #11, #13, #45 & #48.

London: The British Institution of Radio Engineers, then the Institution of Electronic and Radio Engineers, 1946 to 1962. First editions. 400+pp per vol, illustrated with photographs and diagrams, contents very clean. In varying quarto sizes up to 30 x 21cms, all in the original green buckram gilt, in very fresh bright condition, with occasional minor crimping of spine ends. A fantastic resource and record of electronics research and development. Near Fine.
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Price: £550.00


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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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Price: £240.00


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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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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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Price: £60.00


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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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