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Twenty-Four Costumes of Wales

By: Anon

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Germany, Made in Germany: (1880)

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 114019


Blue cloth-covered boards with a untitled plain cloth spine. The front board has the title, decorative borders and an heraldic 'Welsh Dragon' tooled in gilt on the front cover, the gilt a little dulled in places. The rear board has blind stamped decoration. The edges and corners are slightly rubbed here and there. NO date or publisher shown other than 'Made in Germany' on the bottom of the front board. This type of publication was usually sold as a gift 'souvenir' and in... View more info

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Original Watercolour of DANBURY COMMON, Essex. UK

By: Anon

Price: £55.00

Publisher: UK, None: 1866

Edition: None

Seller ID: 114020


Delightful Original Watercolour of Danbury Common, Essex, done (presumably? ) by a talented Victorian amateur hand. On the reverse of the watercolour there is written in old fading ink and entitled - 'Danbury Common, Essex, Sept 1866'. No artist named, and was discovered loose in a Mid Victorian Souvenir book, so no provenance either. Measures 12 cm x 8.8 cm. A most attractive ORIGINAL Mid-Victorian Watercolour. See Images. ; 32mo 4" - 5" tall View more info

Image for THE BOOK of HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT; Comprising Information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen-Maid, Butler, Footman, Coachman, Valet, Upper and Under House-Maids... Etc, Etc,... Also, Sanitary, Medical, & Legal Memoranda; ...

THE BOOK of HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT; Comprising Information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen-Maid, Butler, Footman, Coachman, Valet, Upper and Under House-Maids... Etc, Etc,... Also, Sanitary, Medical, & Legal Memoranda; ...

By: Beeton Mrs Isabella

Price: £325.00

Publisher: 248, Strand, WC. London, S. O. Beeton,: 1864

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 113875


In what I assume is the Original Publisher’s decorated quarter leather binding over purple (now patchily faded) 'pebble' cloth boards, with gilt titling to the spine - the gilt is very rubbed and some of the gilt lettering rubbed off completely, and (slightly faded) gilt title to the front board. The cloth is rubbed through to the boards on the corners, and the leather is split/splitting to either side of the spine, which seems to have been re-glued at some point in th... View more info

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Songs of Innocence

By: Blake William

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition Thus (1st with these Illustrations); First Printing

Seller ID: 113930


In the original pictorial paper-covered boards with an IDENTICAL pictorial dustjacket. All delightfully Illustrated by HAROLD JONES. First Edition THUS, First Printing, with these lovely Illustrations by Harold Jones. The head and tail of spine of the boards are VERY slightly bumped, NO damage. The book is VERY Clean and Bright. The dustjacket is lightly spotted (foxed - pale brown spots) to the reverse, which shows through a little on the jacket, predominently to the ba... View more info

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Trioedd Ynys Prydein. The Welsh Triads Edited with Introduction, Translation and Commentary by Rachel Bromwich

By: Bromwich, Rachel [editor]

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113924


Blue cloth-covered boards with Bright gilt titling to the spine. No dustjacket. Covers are generally clean and the titling is bright. A little 'bumping' to the head/tail of the spine and the corners, and a little light wear to the covers overall, but the book is generally VG, and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks very good. (Images taken without the clear cover) . Internally the endpapers and page fore-edges are lightly spott... View more info

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Anne of Geierstein or The Maiden of the Mist (Three Volume Set)

By: by The Author of " Waverley " etc, (Walter Scott)

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, Cadell and Co. , and Simpkin & Marshall: 1829

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114026


A re-backed 3 volume,1st Edition, set. Each volume in identical (presumed original) green pebbled cloth-covered boards with a newer, very similarly coloured, green cloth spine, and a Blue blocked, Gilt bordered, Gilt Title to the spine of each volume. New lemon endpapers to each book. Corners bumped and rubbed with age. Lacks all half-titles and advertisements, all books start with the title page after the new endpapers. Quite heavy foxing (browny-yellow spotting/patchin... View more info

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Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth (Complete in Five Volumes)

By: By the Author of Evelina and Cecilia

Price: £39.00

Publisher: Bath, Portway (Cedric Chivers - Library Association): 1966

Edition: Facsimile Edition in 5 Volumes of 1st Edition (1796)

Seller ID: 113978


A complete set of 5 Uniform Volumes in maroon cloth-covered boards, with black title label, banded and titled in bright gilt to each spine. All covers fine. All volumes in the original publisher's dustjackets. Some light edgewear/creasing to the dustjackets, and an old sellotape repair to the front flap on the volume 5 dustjacket - all of which are now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and the set looks Very Good. Dustjackets are NOT price cl... View more info

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Hypatia or New Foes with an Old Face (Early Half-Leather Binding)

By: Charles Kingsley

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan and Co. , Limited: 1899

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 114476


In a handsomely bound volume. Half Leather binding (spine and corners) with marbled paper covered boards. 5 raised bands with gilt titling/decoration to the spine. 4 compartments with a gilt flower, 1 compartment with a red leather title label and the Author's name in gilt titling to a lower compartment. A few very light marks and scratches to the covers from storage, and the base colour of the blue to the spine has a slight tinge of green from light exposure - but only ... View more info

Image for Alton Locke Tailor and Poet. An Autobiography  (Early Half-Leather Binding)

Alton Locke Tailor and Poet. An Autobiography (Early Half-Leather Binding)

By: Charles Kingsley

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan and Co. , Limited: 1900

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 114477


In a handsomely bound volume. Half Leather binding (spine and corners) with marbled paper covered boards. 5 raised bands with gilt titling/decoration to the spine. 4 compartments with a gilt flower, 1 compartment with a red leather title label and the Author's name in gilt titling to a lower compartment. A few very light marks and scratches to the covers from storage, and the base colour of the blue to the spine has a slight tinge of green from light exposure - but only ... View more info

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Yeast . A Problem (Early Half-Leather Binding)

By: Charles Kingsley

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan and Co. , Limited: 1897

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 114478


In a handsomely bound single volume. Half Leather binding (spine and corners) with marbled paper covered boards. 5 raised bands with gilt titling/decoration to the spine. 4 compartments with a gilt flower, 1 compartment with a red leather title label and the Author's name in gilt titling to a lower compartment. A few very light marks and scratches to the covers from storage, and the base colour of the blue to the spine has a slight tinge of green from light exposure - bu... View more info

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Hereward the Wake 'Last of the English' (Early Half-Leather Binding)

By: Charles Kingsley

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan and Co. , Limited: 1900

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 114479


In a handsomely bound volume. Half Leather binding (spine and corners) with marbled paper covered boards. 5 raised bands with gilt titling/decoration to the spine. 4 compartments with a gilt flower, 1 compartment with a red leather title label and the Author's name in gilt titling to a lower compartment. A few very light marks and scratches to the covers from storage, and the base colour of the blue to the spine has a slight tinge of green from light exposure - but only ... View more info

Image for Certain Sermons, or Homilies Appointed to be Read in Churches in the Time of the Late Queen Elizabeth of Famous Memory & Now Thought Fit to be Reprinted by Authority from the Kings Most Excellent Majesty. Bound Together with 'the 2nd Tome of Homilies...'  Certaine Sermons, or Homilies Appoynted to be Read in Churches. in the Time of the Late Queene Elizabeth of Famous Memory. and Now Thought Fit to be Reprinted by Authority from the Kings Moft Excellent Majefty. with ' the Second Tome of Homilies of Such..

Certain Sermons, or Homilies Appointed to be Read in Churches in the Time of the Late Queen Elizabeth of Famous Memory & Now Thought Fit to be Reprinted by Authority from the Kings Most Excellent Majesty. Bound Together with 'the 2nd Tome of Homilies...' Certaine Sermons, or Homilies Appoynted to be Read in Churches. in the Time of the Late Queene Elizabeth of Famous Memory. and Now Thought Fit to be Reprinted by Authority from the Kings Moft Excellent Majefty. with ' the Second Tome of Homilies of Such..

By: Church Of England (Cranmer, Thomas and John Jewel ?)

Price: £295.00

Publisher: London, = Printed By Iohn (John) Norton, for Ioyce (Joyce) Norton, and Richard Whitaker: and Are To Be Sold At Their Shop At the Kings Armes in St. Pauls Churchyard.: 1635

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114343


Original 1635 Edition. Virtually DISBOUND - NO Covers & only the remnants of a leather spine. Quarto - 7 3/4 x 11 inches. TWO Volumes bound as One. The book lacks the half title & front endpapers & starts at the Engraved Title Page & ends with the rear blank endpaper after FINIS & the Printers Details as it should. The wood-engraved title page is chipped, worn, & ragged with loss at edges/corners & a bit grubby & many page corners are friable, particularly the bottom fro... View more info

Image for Old Pembrokeshire Parishes; Traditions, Histories, and Memories. Also, HAVERFORDWEST; Or, "Tis Sixty Years Since." - Waverley. In a SERIES of LETTERS.

Old Pembrokeshire Parishes; Traditions, Histories, and Memories. Also, HAVERFORDWEST; Or, "Tis Sixty Years Since." - Waverley. In a SERIES of LETTERS.

By: Cobbe Webbe, Christopher, Gent.

Price: £49.00

Publisher: Haverfordwest, S. W. Wales, UK, Llewellyn Brigstocke, Publisher,: 1881

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114181


Clean brown cloth covers but patchily faded with age. Clear, bright gilt titling to the front board. The plain spine is a bit crumpled and probably has been re-glued at some point in the past. The tips of the corners and head/tail of the spine are lightly scuffed but no damage. Internally the little book lacks all before the title page so probably lacks a plain front endpaper. The front pastedown is patchily browned. All pages are browned to the page edges, mainly to the... View more info

Image for The Life and Campaigns of Field-Marshal Prince Blucher of Wahlstaat, From the Period of His Birth and First Appointment in the Prussian Service, Down to His Second Entry Into Paris, in 1815:  Comprehending Not Only Authentic Biographical Incidents of Leading Military Characters of Both the French and Confederate Armies, but Enriched Likewise with Much Novel and Interesting Matter

The Life and Campaigns of Field-Marshal Prince Blucher of Wahlstaat, From the Period of His Birth and First Appointment in the Prussian Service, Down to His Second Entry Into Paris, in 1815: Comprehending Not Only Authentic Biographical Incidents of Leading Military Characters of Both the French and Confederate Armies, but Enriched Likewise with Much Novel and Interesting Matter

By: Gneisenau, General Count (translated "in Part with Considerable Additions" by J. E. Marston, Esq. )

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, Sherwood, Neely and Jones,: 1815

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 114344


ORIGINAL 1st English Edition 1815. Translated "in part" from the German of General Count Gnesisenau, with considerable additions by J. E. Marston. In a (likely) contemporary half cloth binding (cloth spine and corners) with paper covered boards and a (marked) leather label with gilt titling to the spine. A lot of wear and rubbing to the edges / boards / corners, and the front and rear boards look as if they have been re-glued / re-attached at some point in the pa... View more info

A Practical Treatise on Mining, Land and Railway Surveying, Engineering, etc. Containing The Errors of the Magnetic Needle; Practical Geometry and Trigonometry; with Descrition, Use and Adjustments of the Miners' New Transit Theodolite; Also ......

By: Hoskold, H.D.

Price: £105.00

Publisher: London, Atchley and Co: 1863

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 50395


The rest of the Title reads "Also, A New Plan of Setting out Underground Railway Curves; Underground levelling; Construction of Longitudinal, Transverse, and Geological Sections of Mines, etc. with Tables of distances from Planes of the Meridian and Latitude, Tables of Natural sines, Secants, Tangents, Ratios of Inclined Planes, etc." Greeny-grey cloth with blind-stamped decoration, gilt titling on spine. Spine lacks some of the cloth to the head of the spi... View more info

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The Wallace Collection. Catalogue of Furniture. 3 Volume Set. Complete in Slipcase. (Signed Copy)

By: Hughes, Peter

Price: £180.00

Publisher: London, Trustees of the Wallace Collection: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 113907


SIGNED COPY - Dedicated to the former owner with an inscription by the Author near the bottom of the Half Title of Volume One. 3 MINT volumes in glossy pictorial card covers. The 3 volumes are housed in a plain light maroon coloured paper-covered board SLIPCASE. The Slipcase is Near Fine - just a few light pressure indents from storage and a few very light smudges/scratches - Negligible overall. All 3 volumes are MINT and Unused, BUT Volume One has a single light crease ... View more info

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Fabeln. Drey Bücher. Nebst Abhandlungen Mit Dieser Dichtungsart Verwandten Inhalts

By: Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim

Price: £225.00

Publisher: Berlin, Christian Friedrich Voß: 1759

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 114490


Quarter Leather (spine only) with grey marbled paper covered boards. Probably a later 18th/early 19th century rebind, but retaining most of the original spine ( ? ) . Loss to the top of the spine and repaired to the bottom. Bumped corners. Title label in gothic lettering to spine. Copper engraved Frontispiece, and Vignette engraving on the title page. A former owners name in old ink has been erased from the title but some traces remain. Pagination runs as follows : - Bla... View more info

Image for The New Sanitary Laws: Namely, The Public Health Act, 1848, The Public Health Act, 1858, and The Local Government Act, 1858, An Introduction, Notes, and Index:  And an Appendix, Containing the Various Statutes Referred to Therein and Those Which Are Incorporated Therewith.

The New Sanitary Laws: Namely, The Public Health Act, 1848, The Public Health Act, 1858, and The Local Government Act, 1858, An Introduction, Notes, and Index: And an Appendix, Containing the Various Statutes Referred to Therein and Those Which Are Incorporated Therewith.

By: Lumley W. G.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Shaw and Sons, Fetter Lane,: 1864

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition; 5th Printing?

Seller ID: 114513


Brown cloth cloth-covered boards with gilt titling to the spine, and 10/- in gilt to the foot of the spine. The front and rear boards have a plain border and the Publisher's logo/name and place blind stamped in the centre. A few scattered marks to the covers and the head/tail of the spine bumped but no damage and overall the covers are near very good. All Hinges Tight. The page fore-edges are lightly browned with age and have a couple of marks/spots. The front and rear f... View more info

Image for Michel De Montaigne. Twenty-Nine Essays.

Michel De Montaigne. Twenty-Nine Essays.

By: Montaigne, Michel De (Selected and Introduced by Mortimer J. Adler)

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1982

Edition: 1st Thus ( The Franklin Library)

Seller ID: 003733


Quarter leather (or possibly imitation/bonded leather) - not stated - but looks like leather. Bright Gilt decoration to the brown cloth-covered boards, 'leather spine', 3 raised bands, with bright gilt titling and bright gilt decorations to the spine. Ribbon bookmark. All page edges gilt ( a few light scratches from handling) . Marbled endpapers. (xi) + 482 pp. The translation of Donald M. Frame. Illustrated with a black/brown/tan/white coloured frontispiece and other si... View more info

Image for A Course of Lectures on the Steam Engine, Delivered before the Members of the London Mechanics' Institution - to Which is Subjoined, a Copy of the Rare and Curious Work on Steam Navigation, Originally Published by Jonathan Hulls in 1737.

A Course of Lectures on the Steam Engine, Delivered before the Members of the London Mechanics' Institution - to Which is Subjoined, a Copy of the Rare and Curious Work on Steam Navigation, Originally Published by Jonathan Hulls in 1737.

By: Partington Charles F. (and A Work by Jonathan Hulls)

Price: £495.00

Publisher: London, G. Virtue, Ivy Lane,: 1826

Edition: 1st Edition (in book form); First Printing

Seller ID: 113375


In the ORIGINAL illustrated paper covered boards, but re-laid and re-spined, with a new grey card spine. The bottom corner of the paper to the front cover is missing, but only losing a letter or two of the booksellers name and the border. There is also a small 'nibble' losing a very small part of the very bottom of the rear board. SEE IMAGES. New plain endpapers. Internally a little browning to the page edges, mainly to the beginning and the end pages, but Overall an EXC... View more info