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Royal Doulton Figures Produced At Burslem, Staffordshire, c.1890-1994 (Third Revised Edition)

By: Eyles, Desmond & Richard Dennis & Louise Irvine & Valerie Baynton

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset, UK, Richard Dennis: 1994

Edition: Third Revised Edition

Seller ID: 113124

ISBN: 0903685353

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Third Revised Edition. This New Edition has been updated and includes the latest introductions to the range for 1994, Additional illustrations of Pre-War colourways and most of the undiscovered early models, except for six which remain elusive! . With a New chapter on Experimental glazes, etc. THE seminal reference guide for collectors of Royal Doulton Figures. In Plain Blue Cloth boards (a couple of marks ) with Bright gilt titling to the spine, in the original pictorial dustjacket, which shows some slight storage / shelfwear / creasing - but overall pretty negligible - and the dustjacket id ... View more info

A Nursery in the Nineties

By: Farjeon, Eleanor

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110827

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The Title Refers to the 1890's. Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. No dustjacket. The paper is cream and the page fore-edges are uniformly tanned. The inner paper hinge is splitting slightly, otherwise there are no Inscriptions or other Marks. 528 pp. Under the title it states "With Many Illustrations" but there are not that many - a few sepia photographic prints, etc,. Apart from the minor 'faults', as noted above, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Very Good' copy. " This is an account of the author's unusual childhood, growing up in the 1890's with h... View more info

John Rylands of Manchester

By: Farnie, D.A.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Manchester, The John Rylands University Library of Manchester: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108774

ISBN: 0863731163

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial, larger format, card covers. No d/j as issued. Biography of John Rylands, textile manufacturer, of Manchester, England. 103 pages including bibliography. Illustrated throughout in b/w. No Inscriptions or Marks. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'As New' copy. ; 8vo 6" - 9.5" tall; 103 pages View more info

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Capablanca's Chess Career. Capablanca in the United Kingdom 1911-1920.

By: Fiala, Vlastimil

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Czech Republic, Publishing House Moravian Chess, Olomouc: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114151

ISBN: 8071895695

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In the original black cloth-covered boards with glossy paper panels pasted to the front cover (illustrated) , to the spine (titled) and rear cover (plain). No dustjacket, presumably as issued. VERY slight rubbling to the extremities - negligible. Very clean, white page fore-edges. Internally FINE. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 379 pp. Illustrated in b/w with Chessboard/Moves and Tables, etc. Contents cover: - Foreword; Introduction; Part One: Capablanca's First Scheduled Stay in the U K in 1911; Part Two: Capablanca's First Visit to Britain in 1911...; Part Three: Capablanca in London in 1913...; ... View more info

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A Pastor's Memorial of Egypt, The Red Sea, The Wilderness of Sin and Paran, Mount Sinai, Jerusalem & Other Principal Localities of the Holy Land, with Brief Notes of a Route through France, Rome, Naples, Constantinople and up the Danube

By: Fisk Rev. George, Prebendary Of Litchfield

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Seeley, Burnside and Seeley, Fleet Street,: 1847

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 113045

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


In original sage green cloth covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. The covers and spine are also attractively decorated in blind. The spine is very LIGHTLY age-faded but not affecting the gilt - which is still bright. The corners and head/tail of the spine are a little 'bumped' and the tips/edges are slightly 'rubbed', there is also a little fading/staining to the top front corner, but overall the covers are Very Good. The book is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Very Good. Plain lemon endpapers with the former owner's heraldic bookpl... View more info

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Who's Who in History Set of 5. (Volumes 1 - 5) from 55 BC (Volume 1) to 1837 (Volume 5)

By: Five Individual Authors (W. O Hassall; C. R. N Routh; C. P. Hill and G. R. R Treasure - General Ed = C. R. N. Routh)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Oxford, Basil Blackwell: 1953

Edition: Mixed Editions; First Printing

Seller ID: 113975

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Each volume in various different coloured cloth-bound boards. All volumes are in overall very good condition with GOOD dustjackets - some slightly better than others but ALL Complete - but with some marks and a few repairs to 'closed' tears to the reverse with clear archive tape. The pictorial dustjackets have a little chipping/rubbing here and there and some 'tinting' to meld in - each dustjacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks G/VG. Bright Gilt titling to the spine of boards. Overall the set is VG minus. Internally Excellent - NO Inscriptions o... View more info

Renoir . His Life and Work (Revised Edition)

By: Fosca, Francois

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson: 1969

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 111671

ISBN: 0500200130

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial card covers. No dustjacket, as issued. There are very light smudge marks to the covers, there are light crease lines running down the spine and there are very light foxing (brown) spots to the page fore-edges. There is also a price-sticker to the bottom of the half-title page, otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. 288 pp. 165 plates, 58 in colour. List of Works Reproduced; Photographic Sources; Index. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. ; The World of Art Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Hereford Then and Now (Volume One) . SIGNED Copy.

By: Foxton, Derek

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Hereford, The Author (Derek Foxton): 1993

Edition: Second Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 111338

ISBN: 0951408100

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


SIGNED by the Author on the Title page. Green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is price-clipped. There is a sticker to the front cover stating that 'This Book Is Signed By The Author'. There is some very slight edgewear/ chipping to the dustjacket corners otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. 96 pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs and maps. List of Places and Events. Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'Fine' copy. "This book reco... View more info

Miners Against Fascism: Wales and the Spanish Civil War (SIGNED Copy)

By: Francis, Hywel

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London, Laurence and Wishart: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 113103

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


SIGNED and dated (1984) by the Author to Sir Glanmor Williams (a full inscription in WELSH) on the front free blank endpaper. Bound in original sage green cloth boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price clipped. No other Inscriptions or Marks. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright near 'As New' copy. 304 pp. B/w frontispiece, line maps and archive black & white photo-illustrations. Chronology; Foreword by Will Paynter; Preface; Prologue; 12 Chapters; Letters from Welsh Miners in Spain; Bibliographical ... View more info

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A Pottery by the Lagan. Irish Creamware from the Downshire Pottery, Belfast 1787-C.1806

By: Francis, Peter

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Belfast, The Institute of Irish Studies: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113568

ISBN: 0853896941

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. No dustjacket as issued. A couple of small marks to the edges of the covers (no loss) and some light 'shelfswear' - small smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light - All negligible, o/w Near As New. Internally NO Inscriptions or Marks. (x) + 85 pp. Contents include - Documentary History; The Pottery Site; The Wares; Catalogue of Excavated Wares; Sources of Ilustrations; Bibliography. "The First Monograph on a Scarce Subject. A scarce subject because of the dificulty of attribution due to lack of marked examples b... View more info

Bronte Society Transactions. Part 86 of the Society's Publications . No 1 of Volume 17

By: Fry, Christopher. Daley, A. Stuart. Tintner, Adeline R.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Keighley, The Keighley Printers Ltd: 1976

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 002318

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


One or two marks on rear cover, crease to bottom corner of front cover. Black and white frontispiece. NO INSCRIPTIONS OR MARKS. Illustrated in black and white. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. Contents include; Genius Talent and Failure, Russian and French Editions of Wuthering Heights, Charades at Thornfield Hall and Gaunt House, Literary and Biblical Allusion in the Professor, The Date of Heathcliff's Death; April, 1802. Henry James's Use of Jane Eyre in the Turn of the Screw, etc etc. ; 002318; 8vo View more info

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Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. 2009. New Series Volume 16. 2010. Trafodion Anrhydeddus Gymdeithas Y Cymmrodorion

By: Fulton Helen (editor)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Cyhoeddir Gan Y Gymdeithas. Published By the Cymmrodorion Society: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113723

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's card covers. Near 'As New'. NO INSCRIPTIONS or Marks. Published annually from 1893 (Vol. I) the transactions each contain various historical, scientific, art, literary and other essays and reviews - all Welsh related in some form. The publication also includes society notes/info. Some Essays in WELSH, but most in ENGLISH. Many of the articles in Welsh in these journals have a 'Summary' of the essay in English at the end - but not all. 179 pp. 3 b/w illustrations. Articles include: - 'Manawydan uab Llyr: A Tale of the Norman Occupation of Deheubarth', by Byron Huws; ... View more info

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Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. 2008. New Series Volume 15. 2009. Trafodion Anrhydeddus Gymdeithas Y Cymmrodorion

By: Fulton Helen (editor)

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Cyhoeddir Gan Y Gymdeithas. Published By the Cymmrodorion Society: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113724

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's card covers. Near 'As New'. A few light 'score' lines to the rear cover - possibly a printer's flaw - negligible. Internally - NO INSCRIPTIONS or Marks. Published annually from 1893 (Vol. I) the transactions each contain various historical, scientific, art, literary and other essays and reviews - all Welsh related in some form. The publication also includes society notes/info. Some Essays in WELSH, but most in ENGLISH. Many of the articles in Welsh in these journals have a 'Summary' of the essay in English at the end - but not all. 236 pp. B/w illustrations. Article... View more info

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The Gladstone Album. Victorian ' Musical ' Carte De Visite / Cabinet Photograph Album with Working Musical Mechanism.

By: G. M. & Co. Ltd

Price: £225.00

Publisher: Bound in Germany., G. M. & Co. Ltd. Designed & Printed in England,: 1893

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114643

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Original Victorian Photographic Album with working musical box incorporated into the album. Full leather over boards, padded front cover, and the album has been professionally restored at some point in the past, with a new plain leather spine. Externally, titled ornately to the front cover but what (I assume) was originally bright gilt, has dulled with age. Four brass studs on the rear cover to rest it on. Some light wear to the corners/edges, but overall, with the restored new spine, very sound and complete and near very good. All edges gilt. The musical box operates from the triple U shaped ... View more info

Private Battles . Our Intimate Diaries: How the War Almost Defeated Us

By: Garfield, Simon

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Ebury Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 111662

ISBN: 0091910765

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is very light edge-wear to the dustjacket covers and the paper is uniformly cream, otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. (vi) + 554 pp. Acknowledgements; Photo Credits; Index. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "In Private Battles, award-winning writer Simon Garfield has skilfully interwoven the diaries of four ordinary people as they struggle to cope with the day-to-day reality of life during the... View more info

Dock Leaves Winter 1953. Volume Four, Number Twelve . a National Review in English of Welsh Arts and Letters.

By: Garlick Raymond (edited by)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, The Dock Leaves Press: 1953

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 110448

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's lettered card covers.. No dustjacket as issued. Quite Rusty Staples - but the book is tight and holding firm. The Pink covers are a little faded to the edges and has a little corner creasing - general shelfwear/storage, but overall the covers are Near VG. This copy comes from the Library of the late Arthur Giardelli the well known Artist, but is unascribed. Internally No inscriptions or marks. Bright and clean, apart from around the staples. 64 pp. Unillustrated. This self termed 'Welsh Literary Review' publishes poetry, art and literature, mainly relating to / or b... View more info

Dock Leaves . A Summer Anthology Number. Summer 1955. Volume Six, Number Seventeen . A National Review in English of Welsh Arts and Letters.

By: Garlick Raymond (edited by)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, The Dock Leaves Press: 1955

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 110455

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's lettered card covers.. No dustjacket as issued. Top staple rusting but bottom staple clean - but the book is tight and holding firm. The the covers are a little marked/discoloured, with faint foxing spots - general shelfwear/storage, but apart from this overall the covers are Near VG. This copy comes from the Library of the late Arthur Giardelli the well known Artist, but is unascribed. Internally NO inscriptions or marks. Bright and clean, apart from around the staples. 50 pp. This self termed 'Welsh Literary Review' publishes poetry, art and literature, mainly rel... View more info

Dock Leaves . A JOHN COWPER POWYS Number . Spring 1956. Volume Seven, Number Nineteen. A National Review in English of Welsh Arts and Letters.

By: Garlick Raymond (edited by)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, The Dock Leaves Press: 1956

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 110458

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's lettered card covers.. No dustjacket as issued. Quite Rusty Staples - but the book is tight and holding firm. The the covers are a little dusty/discoloured and they haveA very few light scattered foxing spots on the card covers only - general shelfwear/storage, but apart from this overall the covers are Near VG. This copy comes from the Library of the late Arthur Giardelli the well known Artist, but is unascribed. Internally NO inscriptions or marks. Bright and clean, apart from around the staples where the rust has browned the inner edges. 60 pp + (4 Advert pp). Il... View more info

Dock Leaves Winter 1956. Volume Seven, Number Twenty . A National Review in English of Welsh Arts and Letters.

By: Garlick Raymond (edited by)

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, The Dock Leaves Press: 1956

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 110460

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's card covers, with a cover-block illustration in red designed and drawn by Kenneth Cooper.. No dustjacket as issued. Quite Rusty Staples which also affect the pages with browning on the inner edges around the staple area. The covers are a little lightly marked/dusty - general shelfwear/storage, but overall are Near VG. This copy came from the Library of the late Arthur Giardelli the well known Artist, but is unascribed. Internally No inscriptions or marks. 62 pp + (2 Advert pp) + a loose leaf advert /order form for the book by Roland Mathias - 'The Eleven Men of Eppy... View more info

Dock Leaves Summer 1957. Volume Eight, Number Twenty One . A National Review in English of Welsh Arts and Letters.

By: Garlick Raymond (edited by)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, The Dock Leaves Press: 1957

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 110461

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's card covers, with a cover-block illustration in blue designed and drawn by Kenneth Cooper.. No dustjacket as issued. Very Rusty Staples which have broken and the text block is loose in its covers but tight. This also affects the pages with browning on the inner edges around the staple area . The covers are a little lightly marked/dusty - general shelfwear/storage. This copy came from the Library of the late Arthur Giardelli the well known Artist, but is unascribed. Internally No inscriptions or marks. 77 pp + (4 Advert pp) + a (now loose) Annual subscription list fo... View more info