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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

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

Our Conservative and Unionist Statesmen. 2 Volume Set Complete.

By: Anon (Photographs)

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Newman, Graham & Co: (1905)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 112098

Condition: Very Good


No date but from internal evidence this was published circa 1905 or just after. Burgundy Red bevelled edged thick morocco leather covers with gilt titling and crown decoration to the front covers and the Royal Coat of Arms in bright gilt to the rear covers. Gilt decorated inner dentelles. All Edges Gilt. The leather is a bit marked/rubbed and the edges/extremities have some scuffing/chipping - particularly the corners which in some cases are through to the boards - but the Set is Complete and all Hinges are secure if a bit shaky at the back - amazing considering each volume is HUGE and weigh a... View more info

Yr Eglwysydd a'r Cenhadwr Eglwysig. Cyfrol XI. 1857 (Complete Year)

By: Anon (Various)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Treffynnon ( Holywell, Flint, North Wales), Treffynnon: Argraphwyd a Chyhoeddwyd yn Swyddfa'r ' Cymro ', Gan W. Morris: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112365

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Welsh Text. A bound volume of this journal running the full year from Ionawr (January) 1857 complete to Rhagfyr (December) , 1857. A VERY Attractive Binding. Bound in full dark burgundy leather with Bright gilt titling and decoration to the spine. Both front and rear covers have a double gilt border with luxurious corner decoration. The edges and inner dentelles are also decorated in gilt. The corners of the boards are lightly bumped, rubbed and worn, as are the edges and head/tail of the spine. All hinges, outer and inner, are Tight and Secure. All edges Gilt. Plain endpapers, and there is a ... View more info

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The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland, Illustrated from Drawings by W. H. Bartlett - Volume II (Volume 2 of 2) ONLY

By: Bartlett, W. H. and (Text by) J. Stirling Coyne

Price: £165.00

Publisher: London, George Virtue: 1842

Edition: Presumed First Edition but Undated

Seller ID: 113713

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


NO Date or Edition shown - the consensus seems to be circa 1842 - and as the title page states that "Literary Portion of the Work" is only done by J. Stirling Coyne in this copy, I would assume that this may be a first, and that the copies with the addition of N. P. Willis are later, but I could be wrong. I can find little information on this. In a most attractive, quite sumptuous, full sage green leather, decorated/illustrated on both covers and the spine in gilt. The base colour to the spine has sunned from green to a tan colour, but all the gilt (Irish themed) illustration/titling i... View more info

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The Book of Invention

By: Bridges T. C.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, George G Harrap and Company Ltd,: 1925

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114841

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


One of the most gloriously preserved bindings I've had in 40 years of trading. Green cloth-covered boards with SUMPTUOUSLY BRIGHT gilt titling, gilt borders and pictorial paper onlay to the front cover and similarly superbly bright gilt titling, gilt decorative blocks and a gilt owl illustration to the spine. In the original identically designed dust-jacket, on heavy card stock. The dust-jacket has some clear archive tape 'strengthening' to the inside, mainly to the head/tail of the spine, but no major tears just a few small chips to the foot of the d/j. The dust-jacket is now in a new protect... 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/patching) throughout to all volumes. Bindings very tight, all hinges sound, and, apart from the foxing, the text is clear and otherw... View more info

Image for Sartor Resartus. the Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdröckh. in Three Books.  Henry Frowde/Oxford Edition - Suede Leather

Sartor Resartus. the Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdröckh. in Three Books. Henry Frowde/Oxford Edition - Suede Leather

By: Carlyle Thomas

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Henry Frowde - Oxford University Press,: 1909

Edition: Reprint - Gift Edition

Seller ID: 114932

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


One of those delightfully attractive suede leather-bound small books intended as 'Gift Editions'. Externally FINE - bound in green suede leather with black stamped decoration and bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Remaining page fore-edges clean and unmarked. With an integral clean white silk ribbon bookmark. Internally the pastedown endpapers (only) are very slightly browning. A gift note in ink on the blank reverse of the frontispiece "With best wishes from..." then 5 signatures - and the date 'Jan 1918' at the foot of the page. Apart from this the book ... View more info

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Cassell's Illustrated History of England. Toned Paper Edition

By: Cassell Publishers

Price: £295.00

Publisher: London, Cassell, Petter, and Galpin: 1885

Edition: New and Revised Edition

Seller ID: 114721

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


In the original publishers russian-green cloth-covered boards. The boards to all volumes have blind-stamped decoration and very bright gilt titling and decoration to the spine and front covers. At the foot of each spine it states 'Toned Paper Edition'. Beautiful Victorian bindings, They LOOK wonderful on the shelf! Oddly, though I didn't notice at first, ALL volumes are in Identical Livery/bindings and are numbered on the spine, but all volumes have Roman numeral numbering, EXCEPT Vols 8 and 10 which are numbered in Arabic = '8' and '10'. Across all of the volumes there is some rubbing to the ... 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

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Peril At End House. The Pale Horse ( 2 Volumes in One) Agatha Christie Collected Works - Heron Books.

By: Christie Agatha

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Heron Books: 1977

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 113844

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Excellent Copy! Looks Unread. A hardback in luxurious leather-look bright scarlet-red Skivertex (pseudo leather) , with bright gilt tooling and lettering to the spine, and with the author's gilt facsimile autograph and border decoration to the front board. Overall 'As New'. An integral yellow ribbon bookmark. Page fore-edges generally very clean and white. Pink/gilt decorative endpapers. Black/white frontispiece, plus original illustrations by Jean-Pierre Meuer & Devis Grebu. NO Marks or Inscriptions. As NEW. VERY CLEAN, TIGHT AND BRIGHT. See Images. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

The Poets' Corner or Haunts and Homes of the Poets. (with an Introduction By Fred E Weatherley)

By: Cockran, Alice

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Nister: c1900/10

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 000021

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


17cm x 19 cm. No date. (circa 1900/10). Illustrated half title. Frontispiece. Decorated title page. The usual lovely Nister publication but with Sepia and Monotone text illustrations. Illustrated Grey pictorial cloth boards with gilt, dark brown and orange decoration. Dk. Brown Titling to the spine. E/p's sl. Browning. All edges gilt. 2 - 4 pps on each of 15 poets including Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Longfellow, Wordsworth, etc, etc. No Inscriptions. Very Clean, Tight and Bright. Printed in Nuremberg (Bavaria). A Handsome copy. ; 000021; 8vo Square (ish) View more info

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Missel Romain Avec Illustratons D'Apres Raphael (Missel Romain No. 136)

By: Collectif (A Collection) Divers (Various)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Tours, Maison Mame: 1949

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 119613

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Missel Romain Avec Illustratons D'Apres Raphael. The Roman Missal with illustrations after RAPHAEL. Number 136. A most attractive Missal in a full leather binding in caramel/pale caramel swirled morocco, with a smooth back cover, titled in gold to the spine with 5 slightly raised bands, and decorated with a very 'modern' design to the front cover in dark brown and gold and with a small cross to the very centre of the pattern. Slight rubbing to the head/tail of the spine, but overall in very good condition. All hinges tight. All edges gilt. Attractive marbled endpapers. A light yellowy patch to... View more info

An Essay on the Organic Diseases and Lesions of the Heart and Great Vessels (Corvisart). Together with 'On Percussion of the Chest' (Avenbrugger)

By: CORVISART, Jean Nicolas & AUENBRUGGER, Leopold

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Alabama, USA, The Classics of Medicine Library,: 1984

Edition: First Thus Limited Edition

Seller ID: 108230

Condition: As New


A 1984 Facsimile reprint of the 1812/1761 editions. Privately Printed for Members of the Classics of Medicine Library. Bound in a Beautiful Black (? Very Dark Brown ?) Full Leather (top grain cowhide) with an intricate stamped design in gold on the front cover. Four raised bands, with lettering and similar designs in gold on the spine as well. The page edges are gilded in 22 karat gold. All printed on especially made Monadnock Paper. Marbled Endpapers. There is a loose leaf slip inside stating that this is Number 338 in the library of J.S Grimwood. The first volume is as the title ... View more info

The Poetical Works of George Crabbe. Complete in One Volume

By: Crabbe George

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Paris, A & W Galignani and Co. ,: (1833/5?)

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 112221

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


NO date shown and nothing internally to indicate a date, but Copac (Copac National, Academic, & Specialist Library Catalogue) gives the date as 1829, but it has to be later as Crabbe didn't die until 1832 and this copy includes a short 'Memoir of his life'. Probably rushed out shortly after his death...? . Bound in full contemporary green leather with 5 gilt decorated raised bands on spine and a gilt border decoration in the compartments on the spine. The title in gilt on a burgundy leather label on the spine. Gilt borders around the edges of covers front and rear, and gilt decoration on the o... View more info

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Will Adams, The First Englishman in Japan. A Romantic Biography.

By: Dalton William

Price: £128.00

Publisher: London, James Blackwood & Co. ,: 1870

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114870

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


An early edition. No date but likely circa 1870s. (The original was published in 1861 and other publishers quickly followed suit). In the original pictorial cloth covered boards, with gilt titling to the spine and front board. No dust-jacket. Spine ends and corners are a little bumped, but no damage. The spine is slightly faded and rubbed, but the gilt is quite bright. Page fore-edges dust-ingrained and with some marks. Internally pale lemon endpapers, some thumbing/marks on the front free endpaper, a few small neatly closed edge tears, and a top corner crease to the first 6 pages of the first... View more info

Mosaics from India . Talks about India, Its Peoples, Religions and Customs

By: Denning Margaret Boehme

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Chicago; New York; Toronto, Fleming H. Revell Company: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112947

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Book By Margaret BOEHME Denning. In the original sand-brown cloth with the titling in black (possibly very dark green) to the spine - the front cover is titled and decorated simulating a 'mosaic' format with an Elephant design surrounded by a 'tile' pattern and the Title and Author picked out in 'mosaic' style lettering/decoration in black (or very dark green) /cream - a Delightful binding! . No dustjacket. The cloth covers are slightly 'bumped' to the head/tail of the spine and there is one SMALL tan spot/splash mark just above the Publisher's details and a slightly larger similar mark to the... 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

Corneille and His Times

By: Guizot, M

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1852

Edition: Revised Edition UK

Seller ID: 8577

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


This is the Revised and Expanded Edition of this work (which was first published in 1813). In full leather with 5 Raised Bands to the spine and gilt decorated panels and banding. Burgundy Title label with gilt titling. The boards have 3 gilt lines and a corner finial, some rubbing/chaffing to the extremities/spine, and tho the top section of the spine appears to have been re-glued on close inspection, it's a very neat repair and is hardly noticable. Hinges secure. Overall a Handsome Full leather Prize binding with an unusual "unheraldic" school prize logo - 'Mr Hunter's School, 20 York... View more info

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A Popular History of the Great War (6 Volumes - 'De Luxe' Binding)

By: Hammerton, J. A. (edited by) and Others.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, The Fleetway House: 1933

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 119610

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A handsome looking six volume hardback set, all volumes in Good to Very Good condition. All quarter-bound in beige-ish cloth/black leather (or possibly 'faux' leather? ) with bright gilt titling and bright gilt decoration to spines. Top edge blue - blue faded to Volume One - and some light foxing (the odd pale tan spot) to some of the page fore-edges. Some flaws to each volume - marks/fading/patchy stains to the cloth, (large ink stain to the rear of V 4) , some small splits to the leather, but the set looks most attractive on the shelf. Internally some light foxing (spotting/tanning) to the p... View more info