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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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Winesburg Ohio. LIMITED EDITION

By: Anderson Sherwood

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library, Franklin Center,: 1979

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 113399

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A Very Good copy but has slight fading to the spine - all gilt titling/decoration is very clear but just a little less bright than on the rest of the covers. Genuine FULL LEATHER covers, decorated in Gilt and Red Leather. Bright Gilt decorated tooling to front and rear boards, but not quite so bright leather or gilt to the spine. 4 Plain raised bands to the spine bordering the decoration/compartments and titling/lettering. All Edges bright Gilt. (Gilt VERY slightly rubbe... 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 missi... 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... 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 t... 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 an... 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 gil... View more info

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The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio. Two Volumes Complete. (Edition De Luxe - Limited to 1000 Copies Only)

By: Boccaccio Giovanni; (Faithfully translated by) J. M. Rigg,

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Privately Printed: (1903)

Edition: Limited Edition (Limited to 1000 copies)

Seller ID: 113582

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Privately Printed. Stated "Edition de Luxe. 1000 copies printed for England and America". This copy is un-numbered and undated. I would put it at anything between 1900 and 1920? In green watered-silk cloth boards, spine slightly sunned, but the gilt titling to the spine is still clear and pretty bright. No Dustjacket. Bright Gilt 'fleur-de-lys-type' vignette on both front boards. Integral green silk bookmark to both volumes. NO Inscriptions in either volume. Volu... View more info

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... 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

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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 numberi... View more info

Image for 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)

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 substanc... View more info

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

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 G... 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, Tigh... 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... 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 o... View more info

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Lyrics in Prose by De Quincey. Selected by R. Brimley Johnson

By: De Quincey Thomas

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, George Allen,: 1897

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114830

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Delightful small 'Art Nouveau' binding in bluey-green covers, decorated and titled in gilt to the front cover and spine, illustrated with with small gilt pansies. Very good, clean covers with only some very light wear to the head/tail of the spine and corners - light bumping only from storage - no damage. Top edge Gilt. The remaining page fore-edges are deckle-edged (rough-cut) and with some light foxing (pale brownish spots) flecking the more exposed edges. Internally o... 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 s... 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 ... View more info

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The Counterfeiters. LIMITED EDITION

By: Gide Andre ( Translated From The French by Dorothy Bussy)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library, Franklin Center,: 1979

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 113402

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A FINE copy. Genuine FULL LEATHER covers, decorated in BRIGHT GILT and Green Leather. Bright Gilt decorated tooling to front and rear boards and similar to the spine, with bright gilt lettering/titling. 3 Plain raised bands to the spine bordering the decoration/compartments and titling/lettering. All Edges Gilt. A LIMITED EDITION published exclusively for subscribers to "The Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century". Special contents copyright Franklin 1979. Inter... View more info