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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

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

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


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 the front pastedown of all 62 vols, but o/w with minimal internal markings/stamps. Full of interesting social ‘source’ m... View more info

Gleanings from a Printer's File (Limited Edition)

By: Ballinger, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1928

Edition: 1st and Limited Edition of 1000 copies only

Seller ID: 106988

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Printed at the private press of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Limited to 1,000 copies only. A series of essays on various documents from Welsh history in the library. Grey card covers, pencil name/writing on corner, foxing spots, fading, stain to front cover which runs through to the reverse of black/white frontispiece. Foxing spots to page edges, (10) + 64pp, rough cut pages, illustrated in black and white, hinges sound, internally clean and bright. Papers reprinted from the "Transactions of the West Wales Historical Society", Vols IX-XII. Includes papers on "The Reb... View more info

Gleanings from a Printer's File (Limited Edition)

By: Ballinger, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1928

Edition: 1st and Limited Edition of 1000 copies only

Seller ID: 113159

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Printed at the private press of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Limited to 1,000 copies only. A series of essays on various documents from Welsh history in the library. Marine Blue cloth spine with Bright Gilt titling, and blue patterned paper covered boards. The boards are lightly rubbed to the tips of the corners o/w in VG plus condition. Light foxing spots to page fore edges. Internally there is a stamped name/address and a separate n/a sticker of 2 former owners on the plain white front free endpaper. (10) + 64pp. Black/white frontispiece (A Recantation - in Welsh - 1849) , and... View more info

Caxton: England's First Publisher .

By: Blake N. F.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Osprey Publishing Ltd: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111834

ISBN: 085045106X

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Yellow/Grey Cloth, with printed bright Red blocking and Bright Gold Titling to the spine, with cream laid endpapers, in three colour, typographic jacket. A little light creasing to the top/rear of the dustjacket, but NO Inscriptions or marks. (xi) + 220 pp. Black and White Frontispiece (a page of the First English Printed book) and illustrated throughout in b/w. With bibliography and index. An Excellent Near 'AS New' copy, Looks Unread/untouched. This is a general biography of Caxton but it also describes fully the technical aspects of the production of his books, paper, watermarks, woodcuts, ... 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

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


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 substance. See Images. The History of the cover design (The "Foo" (Fu) character = Happiness) is given in English on the firs... View more info

CAXTON: THE DESCRIPTION OF BRITAIN

By: COLLINS MARIE

Price: £4.99

Publisher: London, SIDGWICK & JACKSON: 1988

Seller ID: 7965

ISBN: 0283994363

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


V GOOD D/W GOOD EXLIBRIS USUAL STAMPS MARKS & ATTACHMENTS SPINE OF D/W SUNNED; 7965; Ex-lib Usual Stamps and Marks View more info

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Printing Review. CORONATION NUMBER. Vol. 18, No. 62 1953 The Magazine of the British Printing Industry. (AF - LACKS a Portrait of Her Majesty)

By: Cousland C. W. (editor)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Printing Review Limited: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 119649

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


At Fault = LACKS a Portrait of Her Majesty. Black card covers, titled in white and gold. With the Royal Crest on the front cover. Some damage, with a little loss and repairs, to the spine o/w a Fine Copy. Internally Excellent with No Inscriptions or marks. A Special Coronation Number - with - (xvi - Adverts) + 44 pages + Mint colour and b/w inserts and paper samples, etc, + 10 adverts at the end. Contents include : - The Royal Family and the Printing Industry; Printing the Coronation Stamps; Printing for Royal Occasions; Specimen Pages from the Bible and the order of Service printed by the Oxf... View more info

Donald Cowie. Representative Lyrics of Donald Cowie in the Modern Poets from the Tantivy Press, Malvern

By: Cowie, Donald

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Malvern, Tantivy Press: 1946

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 111827

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Small oblong booklet. Spine splitting a little. Staples rusting. Orange and white banded paper covers, with inner flaps. Slightly grubby. Rear cover has small tear (with 0.5 cm loss) near the spine. 30 pp. Contents = Ode to the West Wind, (1 & 2) , Sonnet 1, Blind Man's Song, No Progress? , Ode to a Wildbird. Internally Clean and Bright. Overall Good Plus. ; Modern Poets - One; Vol. 1; Oblong 64mo 3" - 4½" tall View more info

Nonsense Verses " The Junior Best-Seller "

By: Cowie, Donald

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Malvern, Tantivy Press: (1940s)

Edition: Second Large Edition

Seller ID: 111828

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


No date, circa ? 1946+ as on the rear flap it says = "To the Children : Donald Cowie is the first young poet to make a name for himself since the war...." . Stated "A little classic from the Tantivy Press". With the original illustrations by the Author in b/w. Blue and white banded outer paper cover, with inner flaps, which is torn and chipped, with archive taped repaired tears to the inside, marked and scruffy, but 99% complete. Rusty staples. On the front flap it states - 'Second Large Edition on Cartridge paper. 32 pp, at the special price of 9d, net.' ; Oblong 48mo 3½"... View more info

The Changing Year: A Miniature Anthology of the Four Seasons - The ' Lute Lyre and Lotus ' Series of Minithologies

By: Crombie Max ( Designed and Edited)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Northwood,, Knights Press Ltd: (1940s)

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 9198

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The Lute, Lyre and Lotus Minithologies, No 26. NO Date but c. 1942. Decorated Card covers. Some light shelfwear - foxing/'rubbing' to edges/corners, rear cover, and rusty staples, o/w Very Good. Internally NO Inscriptions or Marks. 24 pp. Printed in b/w. With delightful b/w illustrations by Gerald Gardiner. An Anthology of Prose and Poetry on the 'Four Seasons'. At the time of listing I also have No. 8 In this most attractive series - 'The Chaffinch on the Bough. A Miniature Anthology in praise of The English Scene'. - Please enquire if interested in both. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall View more info

The Chaffinch on the Bough: A Miniature Anthology in Praise of the English Scene - ' Lute Lyre & Lotus ' Minithology Series

By: Crombie Max (Designed and Edited by)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Northwood,, Knights Press Ltd: (1940s)

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 9197

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


The Lute, Lyre and Lotus Minithologies, No 8. NO Date but c. 1942. Decorated Card covers. Small amount of light shelfwear - foxing/'rubbing' to edges/corners, rear cover, and some tiny spots of rust to spine by the staples, o/w Very Good. Internally NO Inscriptions or Marks. 24 pp. Printed on glossy paper in b/w. With delightful b/w illustrations by Gerald Gardiner. An Anthology of Prose and Poetry on the 'English Scene'. At the time of listing I also have No. 26 in this most attractive series - 'The Changing Scene. A Miniature Anthology of The Four Seasons'. - Please enquire if interested in ... View more info

Machine Printing

By: Durrant, W.R. & etc.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Focal Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47883

ISBN: 0240508211

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Dark Greenboards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. (ix) + 245 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Overall despite its status as an Ex-Lib copy this is a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Library of Printing Technology; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages View more info

The Plays of Euripides. Volume One ONLY. Hippolytus; the Bacchae; the Trojan Women; Electra.

By: Euripides (translated Into English Rhyming Verse by Gilbert Murray)

Price: £145.00

Publisher: Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales, The Gregynog Press: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition Thus (Gregynog Press)

Seller ID: 109660

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Limited Edition, - this being No. 346 of 500 copies. Crimson red cloth boards with gilt titling to the spine, with a design in gilt on the front board. Bevelled edges. The cloth is slightly rubbed and a little creased, the head/tail of the spine and the corners are 'bumped' and there is some staining which has darkened the cloth in patches. One small half inch-ish patch to the top front edge has rubbed through to the boards but Overall the covers are sound and Good plus to Near VG. The page fore-edges, which are rough cut, are a little browned/foxed. All hinges secure. Some browning to the end... View more info

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The Mortal Light

By: Garrett, Elizabeth

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Hitchin, Herts, UK, The Mandeville Press: 1990

Edition: FIRST Limited Edition

Seller ID: 114922

ISBN: 1870410173

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


FINE periwinkle-blue card covers. Sewn wrappers. Condition: Near As New. First Edition. One of a Limited Edition of 250 copies ONLY. An un-signed copy (the first 60 were signed). Corners gently bumped - NO damage - just slight storage wear. Internally As New with NO Inscriptions or Marks. Frontispiece by Giles Scupham 20pp. Mandeville Publicity slip loosely inserted. The Author's first collection for this Private Press which precedes her Bloodaxe book - 'The Rule of Three'. Private Press. See Images. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 20 pages View more info

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EASEL and BOOK DRAWING. SCULPTURE by Lado Grigolia (In Georgian / Russian (?) and ENGLISH)

By: Grigolia Lado (Vladimir Davidovich Grigolia). Compiled and Designed by Inna Divnogortseva-Grigolia

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Tbilisi, Georgia, Khelovneba Publishers: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113814

Condition: Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


TEXT IN GEORGIAN/RUSSIAN and ENGLISH. Grey cloth-covered boards with deep black titling to the spine and decoration to the front board. Sewn head binding. In the original publisher's cream and black dustjacket. The dust jacket has some light edge wear here and there, but is complete and now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Very Good. The book covers are overall VG/NF but the very bottom edge has some green paint which has also smudged on to the bottom front edge - the paint is likely to be removable, but I'm not going to try. The former owner was an arti... View more info

English Coloured Books

By: Hardie, Martin; James Laver

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Fitzhouse Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 111831

ISBN: 0713462655

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Dark green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. Unfortunately since putting on the shelf a customer replaced it badly creasing and tearing the bottom sides of the rear d/j a little - the tears are now closed and the whole d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and overall looks Near Fine. There are NO inscriptions or marks. Probably never read/used. With an Introduction by James Laver. (xxiv) + 340 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates. Four Appendices; General Index. Overall, th... View more info

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THE WRECKERS of PENDARVEN. (From the 1893 Children's Anthology 'Now for a Story').

By: Henty, G. A.

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Launceston, Cornwall, Angel Hill Publications,: 1979

Edition: 2nd Edition/Limited Edition of only 200 copies

Seller ID: 114951

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


EDITION LIMITED to 200 COPIES ONLY. This copy being No.16 which is Initialled RG (by RICHARD GILBERT = The Publisher). 17.1 x 12.5 cm, (6¾ x 5 inches) Stapled booklet. In blue card covers, illustrated/titled in black to the front cover only. (2pp) + the original pagination of 47 - 63 pp. NO inscriptions or marks. Staples rusted, otherwise a Fine crisp clean unread copy. Limited edition, No. 16/200. Facsimile of a short story which was originally first published by Skeffington in a volume of short stories in 1893. This volume included stories by Mrs Molesworth, etc. See Images. ; 16mo 6" ... View more info

Simple Bible Stories for the Little Ones

By: Heward, S. L.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London / New York, Ernest Nister / E P Dutton & Co: 1900s

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 107098

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


No date, c 1890"s/1900. Chromolithographs, nice copy, staples rusting, good +, internally some thumbing/marks/tears (closed), but mainly to the blank borders. Tight, presentation Name/writing on front pastedown. Colour illustrated paper covered boards, edges rubbed, corners and head/tail of spine bumped, cloth spine, ; 107098; 4to View more info

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NEWPORT THEATRE. Deaf & Dumb; Or. the Orphan Protected... an ORIGINAL THEATRE Poster/ Theatre Bill for Monday, May, 12th, 1828... Will be Presented... 1820s Playbill / Broadside Poster

By: Holcroft Thomas

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Salop (shropshire), H. P. Silvester: 1828

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114542

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A Single sheet Theatre Bill ( 25.00 cm x 18.2 cm. Approx 10" x 7") - some edge-wear and tears, tears now closed with a little loss. Ragged edges possibly near as published. Fragile 'pulp' paper. A couple of small letters/words lost at the very bottom between "the performance..(? Will beg)..in exactly at half-past Seven, o/w all Text complete. Printed in black on white, for a performance which "Will be presented, Holcroft's admired Play of 'Deaf & Dumb; Or, The Orphan Protected'....; End of the Play, The Original Epilogue, by Miss Stanton. Singing by Mr. Hallam and Mr. Maitland;... View more info