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A Selection of the Most Interesting of Sir Robert Ainslie's Celebrated Collection of Views in EGYPT, ASIA MINOR, etc, etc.

By: Ainslie Sir Robert

Price: £1,255.00

Publisher: London, R. Bowyer: 1812

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 113312

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A Folio of " A Selection of the Most Interesting of Sir Robert Ainslie's Celebrated Collection of Views in EGYPT, ASIA MINOR, etc, etc." . This is a Selection taken from Ainslie's 2 collection of Views, each containing 48 views, originally published separately in 1801 and 1803. The Front and Rear (grey/green paper covered) Original boards are Detached and Scuffed/Scruffy, The title label on the front cover is torn away and only retains the word 'Views', and there is No spine - but all content is present. The quality paper pages are sewn in sections and the sections are loose in the non... View more info

Celtic Art in Pagan and Christian Times . Second Edition, Revised.

By: Allen, J. Romilly

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1912

Edition: 2nd Edition Revised

Seller ID: 110981

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. There is slight edge wear to the corners of the boards and the page fore-edges are uiniformly tanned with foxing (brown) spots. The endpapers are also browned. The paper/plates is/are generally Very Clean and the paper uniformly cream. There are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. (xxii) + 315pp. Illustrated with b/w prints. (Plates Collated). Index. Overall, apart from the 'faults' as detailed above, this is a Tight and Bright, Near 'Very Good' copy. "This work is an attempt to give a concise summary as to the origin and develo... View more info

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Naval Swords. British and American Naval Edged Weapons, 1660-1815

By: Annis, P. G. W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Arms & Armour Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114874

ISBN: 0853680469

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


In Near Fine cherry-red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. Just a slight 'bumping' to the head/tail of the spine, and a sliver of fading to that top edge, due to storage - NO damage. In the original publisher's pictorial dust-jacket, which is price-clipped and with light discolouration. Page fore-edges lightly 'toned' with age. NO Inscriptions or Marks, but some pale lemon edge discolouration mainly to the first few and last few pages. 80 pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w. Cutlasses, Hunting swords, Small swords, Dirks, etc. Overall, apart from the minor flaws as noted above, this i... View more info

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Postcard Illustrated by Ethel Parkinson

By: Anon

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Faulkner & Co (printed by): 1908

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 003914

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Colour illustration of mother/girl carrying a small girl, another child standing by her side. Greeting reads 'To greet you heartily with every good wish.' Written on the front by the previous owner/sender, with their name and date-1908. Stamped (Sent from South Shields) , postmarked, written on the reverse with a ? Christmas & New Year Greeting but this is obscured, as there is something all over the back as if it had been stuck in an album (but not sticky). Front illustration = Bright and Clean. Lovely example of Ethel Parkinsons artwork. See Image. ; Postcard; 14 cm x 9 cm View more info

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Jemima Jane (Child's Storybook shaped as little girl)

By: ANON

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Unknown: (1930)

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 9993

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


There is no date, no publisher (tho' numbered '993' at the foot of the rear cover). I would date this c. 1920 ? - but could be 1930, or even early 40s? - but the latter date at the latest. Full colour stapled pictorial card covers with the image of a charming little girl in an old fashioned Victorian costume with ringlets and a bonnet, and with her hands in a white muff. The rear cover is her back view. The whole book is shaped around her. Internally the shaped pages have the text and illustrations printed in red/blue/black based on white paper. The story is written in verse "Jemima Jane I... 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

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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 to the top edge) but overall the boards are clean, unmarked and are VG. The paper label has a little light foxing. Plain Endp... View more info

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Miniature German Calender in Book Form. 1914. Book Shaped like a Vase of Pansies.

By: Anon

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Germany, None Given: 1914

Edition: Presumed First German Edition

Seller ID: 113955

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


A 1914 Calendar in German, printed in black & red. The book is cut out in the shape of a Vase with Pansies, and the front cover is in full vibrant colour with 1914 in gold on the vase. Internally it shows the days of the months with Saint's names for each day. At the end are the names and dates of Jewish Festivals; Genealogies of German 'Rulers' (? Can't read the German? ) , etc; and Postal prices, etc. No publisher shown. Attractive little Miniature shaped book. See Images. ; Miniature Less than 3" tall View more info

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Handsome Original Victorian Cabinet Photograph Album C1860s/70s

By: Anon

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Unknown, Unknown: 1870

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114642

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Ornate 'stamped' leather binding, Raised diamond/fleur de lys 'stamped' decs to front board. Raised decs/banding to rear board. Plain Banding to spine. Extremities very slightly rubbed. Broad brass clasp of the usual type - but is missing 1 'tack/pin' to the holding edge. All edges bright gilt. Glossy white e/p's. Slight browning/offsetting to pageswhere the light has 'slipped' in. An album of sepia/b & w cabinet portrait photographs back to back (c.50 images - one missing). Yellow decorative notelet stuck to the rear e/p with a poem entitled 'The Wish' printed on it. No publishernoted. A love... View more info

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Books About......A 'Dig for Victory' Exhibition (pamphlet)

By: Anon (Newport Library)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Newport, Wales, R. H. J. Ltd. , (Newport Library): 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114681

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original lettered paper wraps. Near Fine - apart from very Rusty staples - but holding tight. First Edition. 8vo. 8 pp pamphlet.. Not Illustrated. Part of the 'Dig for Victory' campaign during 2nd World War. The 'Dig for Victory Exhibition' was held in the Great Central Hall on 24-27 February 1943. " The object of the exhibition was to encourage increased production of vegetables, etc... And to show how best old methods could be applied".." This Pamphlet Advises people on the best 'self-help' books, etc. The Leaflet is entitled - 'Books About..Vegetables, Wild Foods, Fruit, ... View more info

A Companion to the British Army . 1660-1983

By: Ascoli, David

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Harrap: 1984

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 111237

ISBN: 0245539603

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped. There is some very light smudging to the covers which can only be seen if held up to the light, otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. 319 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and insignia. Select Bibliography; Index. Overall, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright 'Fine' copy. "This is a book for both military buffs and the general reader, at once entertaining and instructive; the British Army is its own best historian." ; Small 4to 9" - 11... View more info

Miller's Twentieth Century Ceramics . A Collector's Guide to British and North American Factory-Produced Ceramics

By: Atterbury, Paul & Ellen Paul Denker & Maureen Batkin

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Miller's Publications: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111970

ISBN: 1840000341

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Black boards with bright silver gilt titling to the spine. In the original publishers pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There are some very slight creases and chipping to the dustjacket edges, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 256pp. Illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Bibliography/Key to Prices; Index; Acknowledgments. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Fine' copy. "This guide covers a range of 20th-century British and North American ceramic factories. Over 200 are explored and for each there is information on its history, i... View more info

Advertising Art of Steiff . Teddy Bears and Playthings

By: Ayers, Dottie & Donna Harrison

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Maryland, Hobby House Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111966

ISBN: 087588363X

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Dark blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. In the original publishers pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is some very light edge-wear and a couple of closed tears to the dustjacket covers which are neatly repaired to the inside with clear archive tape, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 127 pp. Illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Very Good Plus/Near Fine' copy. "A nostalgic look back at the playthings of yeste... View more info

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Percussion Guns & Rifles. An Illustrated Reference Guide to the Muzzle-Loading Percussion Guns and Rifles of the Nineteenth Century

By: Bailey, D. W. (De Witt)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Arms & Armour Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114873

ISBN: 0853680825

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


In Near Fine cherry-red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. Just a slight 'bumping' to the head/tail of the spine due to storage - NO damage. In the original publisher's FINE pictorial dust-jacket. Page fore-edges lightly 'toned' with age. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 79 pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w. Overall, apart from the minor flaws as noted above, this is an Excellent copy. See Images. ; Arms And Armour Press Illustrated Monographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 80 pages View more info

Farewell to London's Trolleybuses

By: Baker, Michael

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Shepperton, Surrey, Ian Allan Ltd: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112315

ISBN: 071102281X

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The book is actually in a b/w photocopied dustjacket of the original, tho I have put 'no d/j' as it is NOT the original. This copied d/j is sellotaped onto the books front and rear pastedown endpapers, but there is no detail on thehose inner flaps.. This book is a rather 'odd' edition - in that I think it is an edition which has been bound up from a set of 'offcuts' - the binding is green cloth boards with black (Non professional) 'hand-written' lettering to the spine. Internally the book looks New and unread/unopened. 112 pp. Illustrated throughout with numerous b/w archive photos/illustratio... View more info

The Price Guide to Baxter Prints

By: Ball, A. And Martin, M.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Suffolk, Baron Publishing (printers): 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001576

ISBN: 0902028235

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Gilt titling to front board and to spine. D/w slight chipped, one small tear on top right corner otherwise nice and bright. Baxter was a faithful chronicler of early victorian life as well as an artist craftsman of extraordinarily high ability. Includes small booklet dated August 1976, The price guide to Baxter prints, price revision list. 275 pp. Profusely illustrated in colour and black/white. Clean tight and bright.; 001576; 4to View more info

Mechanical Toys

By: Bartholomew, Charles

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Hamlyn: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002051

ISBN: 0600363317

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Dustwrap has a few closed tears otherwise very good. Boards faded, gilt titling to spine. Illustrated e/p's and title page/frontispiece. Introduction by Harriet Bridgeman. Contents include; mechanical and musical toys/dolls, automata, mechanical banks and bell toys etc., 156 pp. Profusely illustrated in colour and black/white. NOT PRICE CLIPPED. NO INSCRIPTIONS. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT.; 002051; Folio View more info

The Price Guide to Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British Pottery Including Staffordshire Figures and Commemorative Wares

By: Battie, David & Michael Turner

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Suffolk, Antique Collectors' Club Ltd: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7747

ISBN: 0902028804

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Dark Blue shiney 'leatherette' boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. 243 pp, Illustrated with many black + white and a few colour photographs. Bibliography, Appendices (3) including - Calendar of People and Events. Overall despite its status as an Ex-Lib copy this is a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Antique Collectors' Club Price Guide Series; Ex-Library; Large 4to; 243 pages View more info

The Price Guide to Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British Pottery . Including Staffordshire Figures and Commemorative Wares. Second Edition with New Prices

By: Battie, David & Michael Turner

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Suffolk, Antique Collectors' Club: 1987

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 111967

ISBN: 1851490094

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Dark blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. In the original publishers pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is some slight edge-wear and smudge marks to the dustjacket covers, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 243pp. Illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Three Appendices; Bibliography; Index. Overall, apart from the 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. "This work is valued not only by established collectors and dealers, but also as an excellent general reference ... View more info

Paperweights . Collectors Pieces

By: Bedford John

Price: £5.50

Publisher: LONDON, Cassell: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 60121

ISBN: 0304922471

Condition: Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


CLOTH BOUND BOARDS. Good Plus/Nr Fine. First Edition. Ex-Lib Usual Stamps and Marks. Small 8vo.; Ex-Library; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall View more info

Collecting for Tomorrow. Spoons.

By: Belden, Gail and Snodin, Michael

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Pitman Publishing: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003815

ISBN: 0273002368

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Pictorial dustwrap, NOT PRICE CLIPPED, in protective plastic film. Blue boards, gilt titling to spine, clean, head/tail of spine slightly bumped. 112pp. Old sellotape marks to rear pastedown. Profusely illustrated in colour and black/white. Apart from ex lib stamps/marks CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT.; 003815; Ex-Library Usual stamps/marks; 4to View more info