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Winesburg Ohio. LIMITED EDITION

By: Anderson Sherwood

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library, Franklin Center,: 1979

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 113399


A Very Good copy but has slight fading to the spine - all gilt titling/decoration is very clear but just a little less bright than on the rest of the covers. Genuine FULL LEATHER covers, decorated in Gilt and Red Leather. Bright Gilt decorated tooling to front and rear boards, but not quite so bright leather or gilt to the spine. 4 Plain raised bands to the spine bordering the decoration/compartments and titling/lettering. All Edges bright Gilt. (Gilt VERY slightly rubbe... View more info

The Story of the Willow Pattern Plate

By: Anon

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Alexander Moring Limited ( At the De La More Press ): (1922)

Edition: 1st Thus (Publisher)

Seller ID: 111293


No Date, but Copac (National, Academic, and Specialist Library Catalogue) gives the date as 1922. Light brown paper covered boards with a pictorial paper label/onlay on the front cover with titling and a picture of the Willow Pattern Plate - all in blue/white - as is the Plate of course - and a circular onlay illustration of the plate on the rear cover. No dustjacket. The boards show slight signs of wear (a little tiny chipping to the head of the spine and a bump/indent ... View more info

The Library Assistant. a Partial ‘run’ of Bound Volumes from Volume.3 (III) October 1901 to Volume LXIV ( 64) 1971 - Lacks Nos Volumes 1,2, - o/w Complete from 1901 - 1971. The Official Journal of the Association of Assistant Librarians

By: Anon (edited by F Seymour Smith - Etc Al)

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, The Association of Assistant Librarians: 1901-1971

Edition: 1st Editions

Seller ID: 47773


62 Volumes complete running from 1901-1971. All 8vo (except the last 3 Volumes - 62/63/64, which are near 4to size) , but with varying widths, the earlier ones are ‘fatter’! All uniformly bound in Dark Bluish/Black Half Leather/blue cloth with bright gilt lettering/titling to the spine. Volumes 7 and 8-9 have quite a lot of rubbing/chafing to the spine, with one spine re-glued - all the rest are near VG. An Ex- REFERENCE library label (each with a 'Discard' stamp) on... View more info

Gleanings from a Printer's File (Limited Edition)

By: Ballinger, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1928

Edition: 1st and Limited Edition of 1000 copies only

Seller ID: 106988


Printed at the private press of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Limited to 1,000 copies only. A series of essays on various documents from Welsh history in the library. Grey card covers, pencil name/writing on corner, foxing spots, fading, stain to front cover which runs through to the reverse of black/white frontispiece. Foxing spots to page edges, (10) + 64pp, rough cut pages, illustrated in black and white, hinges sound, internally clean and bright. Papers... View more info

Gleanings from a Printer's File (Limited Edition)

By: Ballinger, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1928

Edition: 1st and Limited Edition of 1000 copies only

Seller ID: 113159


Printed at the private press of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Limited to 1,000 copies only. A series of essays on various documents from Welsh history in the library. Marine Blue cloth spine with Bright Gilt titling, and blue patterned paper covered boards. The boards are lightly rubbed to the tips of the corners o/w in VG plus condition. Light foxing spots to page fore edges. Internally there is a stamped name/address and a separate n/a sticker of 2 former... View more info

Caxton: England's First Publisher .

By: Blake N. F.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Osprey Publishing Ltd: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111834


Yellow/Grey Cloth, with printed bright Red blocking and Bright Gold Titling to the spine, with cream laid endpapers, in three colour, typographic jacket. A little light creasing to the top/rear of the dustjacket, but NO Inscriptions or marks. (xi) + 220 pp. Black and White Frontispiece (a page of the First English Printed book) and illustrated throughout in b/w. With bibliography and index. An Excellent Near 'AS New' copy, Looks Unread/untouched. This is a general biogra... View more info

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Zhi Si Jing Quan Tu = Picture Story of Silk Cultivation. The Story of Silk. (Early 20th Chinese Concertina-Style 'fold-Out' Book with Wood Covers and Hand-Painted Illustrations)

By: Chinese - Youting Shi Hui

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Foochow, China, Youtingshi - Sold By Ling Yu Sing: 1916

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 114061


No date, but this is an early 20th Century Chinese book with 12 hand-painted illustrations depicting the tale of the the cultivation of Silk, starting with Silkworm Eggs. The book has a 'fold-out accordion binding' which when folded out to the full extent, cover to cover, measures c. 3. 5 Metres (c. 11' 5" or c. 350cms) with a wood cover front and back. A Chinese "Foo" character is carved into front board and attractively infilled with a green chalky substanc... View more info

CAXTON: THE DESCRIPTION OF BRITAIN

By: COLLINS MARIE

Price: £4.99

Publisher: London, SIDGWICK & JACKSON: 1988

Seller ID: 7965


V GOOD D/W GOOD EXLIBRIS USUAL STAMPS MARKS & ATTACHMENTS SPINE OF D/W SUNNED; 7965; Ex-lib Usual Stamps and Marks View more info

Donald Cowie. Representative Lyrics of Donald Cowie in the Modern Poets from the Tantivy Press, Malvern

By: Cowie, Donald

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Malvern, Tantivy Press: 1946

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 111827


Small oblong booklet. Spine splitting a little. Staples rusting. Orange and white banded paper covers, with inner flaps. Slightly grubby. Rear cover has small tear (with 0.5 cm loss) near the spine. 30 pp. Contents = Ode to the West Wind, (1 & 2) , Sonnet 1, Blind Man's Song, No Progress? , Ode to a Wildbird. Internally Clean and Bright. Overall Good Plus. ; Modern Poets - One; Vol. 1; Oblong 64mo 3" - 4½" tall View more info

Nonsense Verses " The Junior Best-Seller "

By: Cowie, Donald

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Malvern, Tantivy Press: (1940s)

Edition: Second Large Edition

Seller ID: 111828


No date, circa ? 1946+ as on the rear flap it says = "To the Children : Donald Cowie is the first young poet to make a name for himself since the war...." . Stated "A little classic from the Tantivy Press". With the original illustrations by the Author in b/w. Blue and white banded outer paper cover, with inner flaps, which is torn and chipped, with archive taped repaired tears to the inside, marked and scruffy, but 99% complete. Rusty staples. On the fro... View more info

THE MISTRESS with Other Select Poems of Abraham Cowley 1618-1667

By: Cowley, Abraham (Edited by John Sparrow)

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, The Nonesuch Press: 1926

Edition: First Edition - Limited Edition 923/1050

Seller ID: 50545


In the Original, bevel-edged, Light Brown buckram covers with a Title label in red leather with bright gilt titling, on the spine. The label is Very Slightly worn to the edges, but not affecting the titling. Both endpapers (plain) have some offsetting and browning to various degrees.. NO inscriptions. Number 923 of a Limited Edition of 1050 numbered copies on Dutch rag paper printed and made in Scotland by R.& R. Clark for the Nonesuch Press in Monotype Bodoni. The ... View more info

The Changing Year: A Miniature Anthology of the Four Seasons - The ' Lute Lyre and Lotus ' Series of Minithologies

By: Crombie Max ( Designed and Edited)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Northwood,, Knights Press Ltd: (1940s)

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 9198


The Lute, Lyre and Lotus Minithologies, No 26. NO Date but c. 1942. Decorated Card covers. Some light shelfwear - foxing/'rubbing' to edges/corners, rear cover, and rusty staples, o/w Very Good. Internally NO Inscriptions or Marks. 24 pp. Printed in b/w. With delightful b/w illustrations by Gerald Gardiner. An Anthology of Prose and Poetry on the 'Four Seasons'. At the time of listing I also have No. 8 In this most attractive series - 'The Chaffinch on the Bough. A Minia... View more info

The Chaffinch on the Bough: A Miniature Anthology in Praise of the English Scene - ' Lute Lyre & Lotus ' Minithology Series

By: Crombie Max (Designed and Edited by)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Northwood,, Knights Press Ltd: (1940s)

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 9197


The Lute, Lyre and Lotus Minithologies, No 8. NO Date but c. 1942. Decorated Card covers. Small amount of light shelfwear - foxing/'rubbing' to edges/corners, rear cover, and some tiny spots of rust to spine by the staples, o/w Very Good. Internally NO Inscriptions or Marks. 24 pp. Printed on glossy paper in b/w. With delightful b/w illustrations by Gerald Gardiner. An Anthology of Prose and Poetry on the 'English Scene'. At the time of listing I also have No. 26 in this... View more info

Machine Printing

By: Durrant, W.R. & etc.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Focal Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47883


Dark Greenboards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. (ix) + 245 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Overall despite its status as an Ex-Lib copy this is a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Library of Printing Technology; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages View more info

The Plays of Euripides. Volume One ONLY. Hippolytus; the Bacchae; the Trojan Women; Electra.

By: Euripides (translated Into English Rhyming Verse by Gilbert Murray)

Price: £145.00

Publisher: Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales, The Gregynog Press: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition Thus (Gregynog Press)

Seller ID: 109660


Limited Edition, - this being No. 346 of 500 copies. Crimson red cloth boards with gilt titling to the spine, with a design in gilt on the front board. Bevelled edges. The cloth is slightly rubbed and a little creased, the head/tail of the spine and the corners are 'bumped' and there is some staining which has darkened the cloth in patches. One small half inch-ish patch to the top front edge has rubbed through to the boards but Overall the covers are sound and Good plus ... View more info

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The Counterfeiters. LIMITED EDITION

By: Gide Andre ( Translated From The French by Dorothy Bussy)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library, Franklin Center,: 1979

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 113402


A FINE copy. Genuine FULL LEATHER covers, decorated in BRIGHT GILT and Green Leather. Bright Gilt decorated tooling to front and rear boards and similar to the spine, with bright gilt lettering/titling. 3 Plain raised bands to the spine bordering the decoration/compartments and titling/lettering. All Edges Gilt. A LIMITED EDITION published exclusively for subscribers to "The Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century". Special contents copyright Franklin 1979. Inter... View more info

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EASEL and BOOK DRAWING. SCULPTURE by Lado Grigolia (In Georgian / Russian (?) and ENGLISH)

By: Grigolia Lado (Vladimir Davidovich Grigolia). Compiled and Designed by Inna Divnogortseva-Grigolia

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Tbilisi, Georgia, Khelovneba Publishers: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113814


TEXT IN GEORGIAN/RUSSIAN and ENGLISH. Grey cloth-covered boards with deep black titling to the spine and decoration to the front board. Sewn head binding. In the original publisher's cream and black dustjacket. The dust jacket has some light edge wear here and there, but is complete and now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Very Good. The book covers are overall VG/NF but the very bottom edge has some green paint which has also smud... View more info

English Coloured Books

By: Hardie, Martin; James Laver

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Fitzhouse Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 111831


Dark green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. Unfortunately since putting on the shelf a customer replaced it badly creasing and tearing the bottom sides of the rear d/j a little - the tears are now closed and the whole d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and overall looks Near Fine. There are NO inscriptions or marks. Probably never read/used. W... View more info

Simple Bible Stories for the Little Ones

By: Heward, S. L.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London / New York, Ernest Nister / E P Dutton & Co: 1900s

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 107098


No date, c 1890"s/1900. Chromolithographs, nice copy, staples rusting, good +, internally some thumbing/marks/tears (closed), but mainly to the blank borders. Tight, presentation Name/writing on front pastedown. Colour illustrated paper covered boards, edges rubbed, corners and head/tail of spine bumped, cloth spine, ; 107098; 4to View more info

David Jones, Artist and Poet .

By: Hills, Paul (Edited by, and as a contributor with other contributors)

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, UK, Scolar Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 110579


Scarlet Red Boards with Bright gilt titling to the spine and to the front cover. A couple of slightly indented 'bumps' to the top of the spine (could be a neatly repaired split? Difficult to tell? ) and top of the rear board o/w the book is Fine/Near As New. No dustjacket. A loose leaf compliment slip from the University of Warwick is enclosed, and this copy came from the Library of the late Arthur Giardelli, the well-known Artist, a friend of the Editor Paul Hills, and ... View more info