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Rudiments of Zoology

By: Anon

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, W and R Chambers Ltd: 1870

Edition: 1870 EDITION

Seller ID: 106679


...illustrated with wood engravings. Chambers educational course. Crisp tight copy. Black and white wood engravings in text. Previous owners name written on title page. Covers clean, spine faded, corners lightly bumped, 253pp, internally excellent, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT.; 106679; 8vo View more info

Bertram Mills Circus 29th Season - Olympia 20th December 1955 - 4th February 1956

By: Anon

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Programme Publications Ltd:

Seller ID: 106738


Official programme. Illustrated covers, scrape to front cover, creasing, staples rusting. NO INSCRIPTIONS, unpaginated, illustrated in colour and black/white, contents include; a day in the life of the chimpanzees; Fredy Knie's 12 Lippizana horses; Reco and May; Sonny Moore and his Roustabouts; numerous advertisements - Ovaltineys, Sharps Toffee, Lucas car batteries etc., Internally clean and bright.; 106738; 8vo View more info

Russian Folk Tales. Folk Tales of the Peoples of the U.S.S.R

By: Anon

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House: (1950)

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 113055


No Date given - but likely 1940s / early 1950? . In red-orange boards with blue decorative titling to the spine and decorated title stamped in blue and white to the front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which has some closed tears (internally repaired with clear archival tape) , some chipping and surface scrapes to the edges but is otherwise complete and now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks VG. Internally so... View more info

Playing Cards History of the Pack and Explanations of its Many Secrets

By: Benham, W. Gurney

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Spring Books: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111897


Pink boards with black titling to the spine and black decoration to the front cover. No Dustjacket. There is very light sunning to the spine, although the lettering is still bright and clear. There are NO inscriptions or other marks. (vii) + 196 pp. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates. Index; Index to Illustrations. Overall, this is a Clean, Tight and Secure, Near 'Fine' copy. "One of the chief objects of this book is to make players and also manufacturers of play... View more info

Enid Blyton's Noddy Pop-Up Book Noddy Goes to the Fair

By: Blyton Enid

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Paulton (somerset) & London, Purnell & Sons: 1960s?

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 108826


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial laminated boards. No dustjacket as issued. The boards are overall VG the clear laminate is splitting along the spine hinge fold, and the top left hand cornewr has a small tear. The very tips of the corners are sl. Rubbed but o/w the boards are Very Good, Bright and Tight. There is NO Date given but this has to be late 60s possibly even early 70s? ? - I have put that it is a reprint as I believe that the very first edition of t... View more info

Image for Hurrah for the Secret Seven - ENID BLYTON Serial COMPLETE in 12 Issues of the ' Mickey Mouse Weekly ' Comics - from December 22nd 1951 to March 8th 1952. Pre-Publication Issues - Published as a Book Later in 1952 as - ' The Secret Seven on the Trail'

Hurrah for the Secret Seven - ENID BLYTON Serial COMPLETE in 12 Issues of the ' Mickey Mouse Weekly ' Comics - from December 22nd 1951 to March 8th 1952. Pre-Publication Issues - Published as a Book Later in 1952 as - ' The Secret Seven on the Trail'

By: Blyton Enid (and Others - Various)

Price: £149.00

Publisher: London, Willbank Publications Ltd By Odhams Press Ltd: 1951/2

Edition: 1st Editions - Pre-Publication

Seller ID: 113436


12 issues of the 'Mickey Mouse Weekly' Comic from 22nd December 1951 to March 8th 1952. Each issue = Pictorial paper wraps c. 38 cm x 27 cm (c. 15" x 10.75"). Most issues consisting of 12 pages (INCLUDING the covers which are paginated) , with colour covers and colour centre pages, the remainder in b/w. 3 of the Issues are ENLARGED issues with 16 pages, with colour covers, 2 other colour pages and colour centre pages. The comics overall range from Good to Very Go... View more info

The Agricultural Zoology of the Malay Archipelago . The Animals Injurious and Beneficial to Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry in the Malay Peninsula, the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines

By: Dammerman, K. W.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, J. H. de Bussy Ltd: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110913


This copy has been Rebound with a Red cloth spine, and red paper covered boards with the original cover pasted to front cover, which is grubby/stained. Names/prices written on the half title. There are also some very occasional ink notes/underlining - but only on a very few pages. Many attractive Colour plates and lots of black/white illustrations. The plate on p 388 has edge repairs with tape. OVERALL Internally VERY clean, tight and bright. (xi) + 473pp. Contents cover... View more info

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Sammy Joins a Circus

By: Fair Sam

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1955

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 114489


A Pixie Book. One in a series of various titles, but all undated. (circa 1950s to 1960s? ) Very small format - circa 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm). Pictorial paper-covered boards. Stapled (slightly rusty). In an identical dustjacket. An Unclipped dustjacket. 1s (1 shilling) originally. The whole book and d/j has been slightly damp at some point during storage but is now perfectly dry, with no smell. The pages have a very slight 'wave'. Marks show on the inside of the d/j... View more info

Steiff . Sensational Teddy Bears, Animals and Dolls

By: Pistorius, Rolf & Christel

Price: £17.00

Publisher: Maryland, Hobby House Press: 1991

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 111939


Blue boards. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped. There is some very light chipping to the dustjacket corners, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 160 pp. Illustrated with charming b/w and colour plates. Bibliography; Index. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "This work is a must for Steiff Toy Animal Collectors, with readers rediscovering their childhood playmates i... View more info

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. 'De Luxe' Edition, (2nd Printing - Special Edition)

By: Rowling, J. K.

Price: £145.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Books: 1999

Edition: 2nd Impression; Second Printing

Seller ID: 114039


First Edition, SECOND Impression. In grass green cloth, with gilt lettering/titling and pictorial onlay in a gilt border on the front cover. Also a gilt facsimile (J. K. Rowling) signature on the front board. In Near Fine condition but with a VERY light rubbbing to the corners/head/tail of the spine and a couple of very light, thin scratch lines to the cloth of the boards. Here I am being Very 'picky' - there is NO damage or fraying - just the VERY lightest signs of rubb... View more info

Pears Encyclopaedia of Myths and Legends. (4 volumes) Western and Northern Europe, Central and Southern Africa. The Orient. Oceania and Australia, the Americas. Ancient Near and Middle East Ancient Greece and Rome.

By: Savill, Shiela (Geoffrey Parrinder, Mary Barker, Christopher Cook, Elizabeth Locke)

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Pelham Books: 1976/8

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112653


An Ex-REFERENCE Library set. The Complete FOUR (4) volume Set each in their original pictorial d/js, which are very slightly sunned, but all titling is VERY clear and bright. NOT PRICE CLIPPED. Each volume in black boards, with gilt titling to spine, extremities rubbed, corners and head/tail of spine a little bumped here and there. All FIRST EDITIONS 1976/1977/1977/1978. A black and white frontispiece to each volume. 223/191/223/247pp - per volume respectively. Profusely... View more info

Myth and Ritual in Dance, Game and Rhyme

By: Spence, Lewis

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Watts & Co: 1947

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113076


No dustjacket.. Red cloth bound boards with gilt titling to the spine. The head/tail of the spine and the tips of the corners are a little 'bumped' but no damage. Generally very clean, bright covers but with a few marks and some small black spots on the rear board. A former owners' name and date is written in ink on the front free endpaper, and the endpapers have some light border marking o/w NO other Inscriptions or Marks. The page fore-edges are VERY Lightly spotted wi... View more info

Tomarts Illustrated Disneyana Catalog & Price Guide . Volume Three

By: Tumbusch, Tom

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Ohio, Tomart Publications: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111871


Laminated pictorial card covers. No dustjacket, as issued. There are NO inscriptions or marks. 144 pp. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "This is one of the largest Disneyana publishing ventures ever undertaken. A must for the collector of Disney Memorabilia." At the time of listing, I also have Volumes one and two for sale. So Please enquire if interested in buying all three. ... View more info

Tomarts Illustrated Disneyana Catalog & Price Guide . Volume Two

By: Tumbusch, Tom

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Ohio, Tomart Publications: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111872


Laminated pictorial card covers. No dustjacket, as issued. There is a very light crease to the front bottom corner, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 144 pp. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Fine' copy. "This is one of the largest Disneyana publishing ventures ever undertaken. A must for the collector of Disney Memorabilia." At the time of listing, I also have Volumes one and t... View more info

Gwlad Y Dreigiau. Cerddi a Straeon (SIGNED Copy)

By: Various Welsh Authors. (Illustrated by / Lluniau Gan ) Breckon, Brett

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Llandysul, Cardigan, South West Wales, Gomer Press: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition in Welsh

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 113216


SIGNED by the Illustrator. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial laminated boards. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket identical to the boards. All Text in WELSH. This is a Rich, Full Colour illustrated collection of magical and wonderful stories and poems about Dragons by twelve contemporary popular Welsh authors with delightful and striking colour illustrations by the very skilled artist Brett Breckon, who is now living and working in Pembrokeshire.... View more info

Myths and Legends of the Bantu

By: Werner Alice

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd: 1933

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 112875


In the original blue cloth boards attractively decorated in black with orange, with black titling to the spine and front cover. The boards have some patchy fading, and the head/tail of the spine is 'bumped'. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. The dustjacket is printed on the reverse of another Harrap dustjacket and has quite a few (neatly repaired to the reverse) closed tears and chips with some small loss to the head/tail of the d/j spine, the corners and... View more info

Meddygon Myddfai

By: Williams, John Ab Ithel (edited by) (Erroneously Given As John Pughe)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Felinfach, Wales, Llanerch Press: 1993

Edition: First thus (Facsimile Reprint)

Seller ID: 111767


A Facsimile Reprint of the WELSH TEXT 'Meddygon Myddfai' which was first published in 'The Physicians of Myddfai' published in Llandovery in 1861, (which book was translated into English by John Pughe, and who in fact is shown as the Author of this title in error on the cover - however there is a note in the book to the effect that the work was EDITED by John Ab Ithel Williams, but Translated by Pughe. ) In the original publishers' decorated card covers. 298 pp. The cove... View more info