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Image for Sämmtliche Märchen: Einzige vom Verfasser besorgte deutsche Ausgabe. Mit 65 in den Text gedruckten Holzschnitten ... von V. Petersen und L. Hutschenreuter.   (All the Fairy Tales - in German)

Sämmtliche Märchen: Einzige vom Verfasser besorgte deutsche Ausgabe. Mit 65 in den Text gedruckten Holzschnitten ... von V. Petersen und L. Hutschenreuter. (All the Fairy Tales - in German)

By: Andersen H. (Hans) C. (Christian)

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Ed. Wartig Verlag, (Ernst Hoppe): 1884

Edition: 26th Edition

Seller ID: 114653

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


In an attractive full red leather/gilt 'signed' binding, with the logo of Crauford College in bright gilt on the front board. Gilt banding to the borders with a small rosette to the corners, to the front and rear covers. The spine has five raised bands and gilt decoration to each compartment, with a dark brown leather title label lettered in gilt to the second compartment. Slight splitting to the outer top front edge of the spine but hinges holding tight with no splittin... View more info

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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

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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

Image for Original Watercolour of DANBURY COMMON, Essex. UK

Original Watercolour of DANBURY COMMON, Essex. UK

By: Anon

Price: £55.00

Publisher: UK, None: 1866

Edition: None

Seller ID: 114020

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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

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The Blessedness of the Poor in Spirit. A Sermon Preach'd before the Queen At St James's Novemb. 17. 1706 (ORIGINAL 18th Century Pamphlet)

By: Blackall, Ofspring D. D.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Publish'd by Her Majesty's Special Command. Printed and Sold By H. Hills, in Black-Fryars, Near the Water-fide. for the Benefit of the Poor: 1706

Edition: The Third Edition

Seller ID: 114584

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


An ORIGINAL early 18th Century sewn pamphlet. Complete. Possibly disbound, but could have been published 'as is'. It does state after the Printer's details - "For the Benefit of the Poor". Generally very good, but with light browning and splitting at the spine, most pages loose, and a slightly ragged edge to the blank fore-edge of page 1. The Third Edition. 8vo. 16 pp including the covers. Published by Her Majesty's Special Command. Pages lightly toned with age. ... View more info

Image for The Way of Trying Prophets. A Sermon Preach'd before the Queen At St James's November. 9. 1707 (ORIGINAL 18th Century Pamphlet - Disbound)

The Way of Trying Prophets. A Sermon Preach'd before the Queen At St James's November. 9. 1707 (ORIGINAL 18th Century Pamphlet - Disbound)

By: Blackall, Ofspring D. D.

Price: £39.00

Publisher: London, Publish'd By Her Majesty's Special Command. Printed and Sold By H. Hills, in Black-Fryars, Near the Water-Fide. for the Benefit of the Poor: 1707

Edition: The Third Edition

Seller ID: 114585

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


An Original early 18th Century pamphlet. Complete. Possibly disbound, but could have been published 'as is'. It does state after the Printer's details - "For the Benefit of the Poor". Generally good, but with browned pages, most pages loose and splitting at the spine and a slightly ragged edge to the blank fore-edge of page one, with some small losses to the top and bottom of the blank spine edge. The Third Edition. 8vo. 24 pp including the covers. Published by H... 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

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


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

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

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

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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

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

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

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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

Image for The History of WALES. Written Originally in Welsh, By Caradoc of Llancarvan; Translated into English By Dr Powell and Augmented By W. Wynne... To Which is Added A Description of Wales, By Sir John Price.  A New Edition, Greatly Improved and Enlarged with Pedigrees of Families. with 2 Maps of Wales by Will'm Owen 1788

The History of WALES. Written Originally in Welsh, By Caradoc of Llancarvan; Translated into English By Dr Powell and Augmented By W. Wynne... To Which is Added A Description of Wales, By Sir John Price. A New Edition, Greatly Improved and Enlarged with Pedigrees of Families. with 2 Maps of Wales by Will'm Owen 1788

By: Caradoc Of Llancarvan. Translated by Dr Powell. Augmented by W. Wynne.

Price: £145.00

Publisher: Merthyr Tydfil, Printed By W. Williams; and Sold in London By Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown...: 1812

Edition: New Ediiton

Seller ID: 114706

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Half leather with marbled paper covered boards. Five slightly raised bands to the spine with gilt/decoration to the compartments, with a leather Title block and gilt lettering. Rebound at some point in the past, there is some light fading from storage and some 'ink' (? ) spotting to the spine, so quite when this had the attention of a Binder I don't know. No binder's label. It may even be a mix of 'old' and new'. Either way it's tight, all hinges sound, and very clean - ... 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

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


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

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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 El Testamento Nuevo de Nuestro Senor Jesu Christo (Written as = El Testamento Nvevo de Nvesftro Senor Iefu Christo).   (Slightly AF - Lacks Last Leaf )

El Testamento Nuevo de Nuestro Senor Jesu Christo (Written as = El Testamento Nvevo de Nvesftro Senor Iefu Christo). (Slightly AF - Lacks Last Leaf )

By: El Testamento Nuevo (1596 New Testament In Spanish)

Price: £2,750.00

Publisher: Presumed printed in London ?), En casa de Ricardo del Campo (Richard Field,: 1596

Edition: 1st THUS (This 'Ricardo del Campo' Edition)

Seller ID: 114608

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An ORIGINAL LATE 16th Century New Testament in Spanish - This is presumed to be the version of Cassiodorus Reyna (Casiodoro de Reina) , revised by Cipriano de Valera (Darlow and Moule). Slightly AT FAULT, lacks LAST LEAF ONLY. This copy ends on page 740, and this book is given (Lowndes & D & M again) as having 742 pp. The Printer "Ricardo del Campo" was actually Richard Field of London. Field's Protestantism led him to publish a number of Spanish-language Protest... View more info

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

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 resto... View more info

Image for The History of England from the Earliest Times to the Death of George The Second. To which is added A Continuation... to the Celebration of the Jubilee of His Majesty King George The Third.

The History of England from the Earliest Times to the Death of George The Second. To which is added A Continuation... to the Celebration of the Jubilee of His Majesty King George The Third.

By: Goldsmith, Oliver M. D. (with A Continuation by D. Rivers, Esq. )

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, Printed By MacDonald and Son, for A. Whellier: 1812

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 114641

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Full Leather Boards, with red title label lettered in gilt. 4to - over 8" - 10" Tall. "Embellished with portraits. Added to which is a Continuation from the death of George the Second to the Celebration of the Jubilee of His Majesty George The Third". NO Date shown, circa 1811/1812. Undated, but George 3rd's Jubillee was 1809 and the last paragraph of the text mentions 1811. Boards sound, but somewhat scruffy, with surface wear and the leather of the corn... 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

Condition: Good+


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

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

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

ISBN: 0900785519

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


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

Image for A Dictionary of the English Language In Which the Words Are Deduced from Their Originals, and Authorised by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They Are Found.

A Dictionary of the English Language In Which the Words Are Deduced from Their Originals, and Authorised by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They Are Found.

By: Johnson Samuel (Abridged From The Rev. H. J. Todd's ...edition by Alexander Chalmers)

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, C. and J. Rivington; J. Scatcherd; J. Cuthell; J. Nunn, Et Al,: 1820

Edition: Unknown but probably the Ist Edition in this form?

Seller ID: 114904

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A fairly scarce edition of Chalmer's extensively revised text of Johnson's famous dictionary. Bound in full leather boards - front cover completely detached, splits to the spine, but stitching still holding, and some wear to the boards/board extremities - the covers need some TLC. Internally there is a lot of browning/foxing to the endpapers front and back, o/w the text block is very good and clean, with just the odd spot here and there. A former owner's name and date in... View more info

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

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

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


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