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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 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

Our Conservative and Unionist Statesmen. 2 Volume Set Complete.

By: Anon (Photographs)

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Newman, Graham & Co: (1905)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 112098


No date but from internal evidence this was published circa 1905 or just after. Burgundy Red bevelled edged thick morocco leather covers with gilt titling and crown decoration to the front covers and the Royal Coat of Arms in bright gilt to the rear covers. Gilt decorated inner dentelles. All Edges Gilt. The leather is a bit marked/rubbed and the edges/extremities have some scuffing/chipping - particularly the corners which in some cases are through to the boards - but t... View more info

Yr Eglwysydd a'r Cenhadwr Eglwysig. Cyfrol XI. 1857 (Complete Year)

By: Anon (Various)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Treffynnon ( Holywell, Flint, North Wales), Treffynnon: Argraphwyd a Chyhoeddwyd yn Swyddfa'r ' Cymro ', Gan W. Morris: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112365


Welsh Text. A bound volume of this journal running the full year from Ionawr (January) 1857 complete to Rhagfyr (December) , 1857. A VERY Attractive Binding. Bound in full dark burgundy leather with Bright gilt titling and decoration to the spine. Both front and rear covers have a double gilt border with luxurious corner decoration. The edges and inner dentelles are also decorated in gilt. The corners of the boards are lightly bumped, rubbed and worn, as are the edges an... View more info

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The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland, Illustrated from Drawings by W. H. Bartlett - Volume II (Volume 2 of 2) ONLY

By: Bartlett, W. H. and (Text by) J. Stirling Coyne

Price: £165.00

Publisher: London, George Virtue: 1842

Edition: Presumed First Edition but Undated

Seller ID: 113713


NO Date or Edition shown - the consensus seems to be circa 1842 - and as the title page states that "Literary Portion of the Work" is only done by J. Stirling Coyne in this copy, I would assume that this may be a first, and that the copies with the addition of N. P. Willis are later, but I could be wrong. I can find little information on this. In a most attractive, quite sumptuous, full sage green leather, decorated/illustrated on both covers and the spine in gil... View more info

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The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio. Two Volumes Complete. (Edition De Luxe - Limited to 1000 Copies Only)

By: Boccaccio Giovanni; (Faithfully translated by) J. M. Rigg,

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Privately Printed: (1903)

Edition: Limited Edition (Limited to 1000 copies)

Seller ID: 113582


Privately Printed. Stated "Edition de Luxe. 1000 copies printed for England and America". This copy is un-numbered and undated. I would put it at anything between 1900 and 1920? In green watered-silk cloth boards, spine slightly sunned, but the gilt titling to the spine is still clear and pretty bright. No Dustjacket. Bright Gilt 'fleur-de-lys-type' vignette on both front boards. Integral green silk bookmark to both volumes. NO Inscriptions in either volume. Volu... 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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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

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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

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Geng Tian Jing Quan Tu = Picture Story of Chinese Old Farming. the Story of Rice (Early 20th Chinese Concertina-Style 'fold-Out' Book with Wood Covers and Hand-Painted Illustrations)

By: Chinese - Unknown

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Foochow, China, Unknown - Sold By Ling Yu Sing: 1920

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 113994


No date, but this is an early 20th Century Chinese book with 12 lovely hand-painted illustrations depicting the tale of the the cultivation of rice, starting with how Water Buffalo are used to prepare the soil. 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. 350 cms) with a wood cover front and back. A Chinese "Foo" (Fu) character is carved into front board and attr... 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

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Peril At End House. The Pale Horse ( 2 Volumes in One) Agatha Christie Collected Works - Heron Books.

By: Christie Agatha

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Heron Books: 1977

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 113844


Excellent Copy! Looks Unread. A hardback in luxurious leather-look bright scarlet-red Skivertex (pseudo leather) , with bright gilt tooling and lettering to the spine, and with the author's gilt facsimile autograph and border decoration to the front board. Overall 'As New'. An integral yellow ribbon bookmark. Page fore-edges generally very clean and white. Pink/gilt decorative endpapers. Black/white frontispiece, plus original illustrations by Jean-Pierre Meuer & Devis G... View more info

Poirot Investigates

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Pan: 1956

Edition: Reprint (2nd Pan Paperback)

Seller ID: 113029


The IMAGE shown Is NOT mine. My copy is MUCH better. In the original publisher's pictorial card covers. A good plus copy of this 1924 collection of 11 short detective stories featuring the inimitable eponymous sleuth. Attractive 'period' artwork featuring Poirot covering a man's face with a cloth making him drop a dagger...! . 2/- on the front cover. Covers have some light soiling with a little, very slight, edge rubbing, LIGHT creasing to the spine, and one light corner... View more info

The Poets' Corner or Haunts and Homes of the Poets. (with an Introduction By Fred E Weatherley)

By: Cockran, Alice

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Nister: c1900/10

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 000021


17cm x 19 cm. No date. (circa 1900/10). Illustrated half title. Frontispiece. Decorated title page. The usual lovely Nister publication but with Sepia and Monotone text illustrations. Illustrated Grey pictorial cloth boards with gilt, dark brown and orange decoration. Dk. Brown Titling to the spine. E/p's sl. Browning. All edges gilt. 2 - 4 pps on each of 15 poets including Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Longfellow, Wordsworth, etc, etc. No Inscriptions. Very Clean, Tigh... View more info

An Essay on the Organic Diseases and Lesions of the Heart and Great Vessels (Corvisart). Together with 'On Percussion of the Chest' (Avenbrugger)

By: CORVISART, Jean Nicolas & AUENBRUGGER, Leopold

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Alabama, USA, The Classics of Medicine Library,: 1984

Edition: First Thus Limited Edition

Seller ID: 108230


A 1984 Facsimile reprint of the 1812/1761 editions. Privately Printed for Members of the Classics of Medicine Library. Bound in a Beautiful Black (? Very Dark Brown ?) Full Leather (top grain cowhide) with an intricate stamped design in gold on the front cover. Four raised bands, with lettering and similar designs in gold on the spine as well. The page edges are gilded in 22 karat gold. All printed on especially made Monadnock Paper. Marbled Endpapers. There is... View more info

The Poetical Works of George Crabbe. Complete in One Volume

By: Crabbe George

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Paris, A & W Galignani and Co. ,: (1833/5?)

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 112221


NO date shown and nothing internally to indicate a date, but Copac (Copac National, Academic, & Specialist Library Catalogue) gives the date as 1829, but it has to be later as Crabbe didn't die until 1832 and this copy includes a short 'Memoir of his life'. Probably rushed out shortly after his death...? . Bound in full contemporary green leather with 5 gilt decorated raised bands on spine and a gilt border decoration in the compartments on the spine. The title in gilt o... View more info

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The Book of Old Sundials and Their Mottoes . (A Book of Sundials) This Title Showing on the Front Cover and on the DUSTJACKET)

By: Cross Launcelot (Alfred Rawlings and Warrington Hogg - Illustrators)

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, Edinburgh And Boston, T. N. Foulis: 1917

Edition: Reprint (2nd Edition)

Seller ID: 114485


This is one of the nicest copies I've seen of this title, complete in the original Jessie M. King illustrated paper covered boards. (see full list of her book art on 'textualities.net') and in the original publishers' DUSTJACKET. The dustjacket has a few small edge tears, and to the bottom of the d/j spine, all of which are now neatly repaired to the reverse of the d/j with clear archive tape. The d/j is lettered in a deep grey and with a pasted on, full colour illustrat... View more info

Mosaics from India . Talks about India, Its Peoples, Religions and Customs

By: Denning Margaret Boehme

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Chicago; New York; Toronto, Fleming H. Revell Company: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112947


Book By Margaret BOEHME Denning. In the original sand-brown cloth with the titling in black (possibly very dark green) to the spine - the front cover is titled and decorated simulating a 'mosaic' format with an Elephant design surrounded by a 'tile' pattern and the Title and Author picked out in 'mosaic' style lettering/decoration in black (or very dark green) /cream - a Delightful binding! . No dustjacket. The cloth covers are slightly 'bumped' to the head/tail of the s... View more info