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Rudiments of Zoology

By: Anon

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, W and R Chambers Ltd: 1870

Edition: 1870 EDITION

Seller ID: 106679

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


...illustrated with wood engravings. Chambers educational course. Crisp tight copy. Black and white wood engravings in text. Previous owners name written on title page. Covers clean, spine faded, corners lightly bumped, 253pp, internally excellent, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT.; 106679; 8vo View more info

Bertram Mills Circus 29th Season - Olympia 20th December 1955 - 4th February 1956

By: Anon

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Programme Publications Ltd:

Seller ID: 106738

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Official programme. Illustrated covers, scrape to front cover, creasing, staples rusting. NO INSCRIPTIONS, unpaginated, illustrated in colour and black/white, contents include; a day in the life of the chimpanzees; Fredy Knie's 12 Lippizana horses; Reco and May; Sonny Moore and his Roustabouts; numerous advertisements - Ovaltineys, Sharps Toffee, Lucas car batteries etc., Internally clean and bright.; 106738; 8vo View more info

Russian Folk Tales. Folk Tales of the Peoples of the U.S.S.R

By: Anon

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House: (1950)

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 113055

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


No Date given - but likely 1940s / early 1950? . In red-orange boards with blue decorative titling to the spine and decorated title stamped in blue and white to the front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which has some closed tears (internally repaired with clear archival tape) , some chipping and surface scrapes to the edges but is otherwise complete and now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks VG. Internally some browning to the endpapers o/w FINE. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 243 pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w by T. A. Mavrina and K... View more info

Playing Cards History of the Pack and Explanations of its Many Secrets

By: Benham, W. Gurney

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Spring Books: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111897

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Pink boards with black titling to the spine and black decoration to the front cover. No Dustjacket. There is very light sunning to the spine, although the lettering is still bright and clear. There are NO inscriptions or other marks. (vii) + 196 pp. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates. Index; Index to Illustrations. Overall, this is a Clean, Tight and Secure, Near 'Fine' copy. "One of the chief objects of this book is to make players and also manufacturers of playing cards, in Great Britain and in America, jealous and zealous about this interesting and honourable heritage, which has bee... View more info

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Noddy Goes to the Fair. Enid Blyton's Noddy Pop-Up Book

By: Blyton Enid

Price: £26.00

Publisher: Paulton ( Somerset) & London, Purnell & Sons: 1960

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 114697

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy red pictorial laminated boards with coloured illustrations to both covers. No dustjacket as issued. The boards are overall VG. The clear laminate is lifting/splitting along the spine hinge fold. Some light wear/repair to the spine at either end, with a small nick to the left hand side, but no loss. Overall the boards are Very Good, Bright and Tight. There is NO Date given but this has to be late 50s possibly even early 60s - This 'pop-up' title was first published by Sampson Low, Marston in 1954 with a plastic spiral spine. In this reissue the publisher is Pu... View more info

Image for Hurrah for the Secret Seven - ENID BLYTON Serial COMPLETE in 12 Issues of the ' Mickey Mouse Weekly ' Comics - from December 22nd 1951 to March 8th 1952. Pre-Publication Issues - Published as a Book Later in 1952 as - ' The Secret Seven on the Trail'

Hurrah for the Secret Seven - ENID BLYTON Serial COMPLETE in 12 Issues of the ' Mickey Mouse Weekly ' Comics - from December 22nd 1951 to March 8th 1952. Pre-Publication Issues - Published as a Book Later in 1952 as - ' The Secret Seven on the Trail'

By: Blyton Enid (and Others - Various)

Price: £149.00

Publisher: London, Willbank Publications Ltd By Odhams Press Ltd: 1951/2

Edition: 1st Editions - Pre-Publication

Seller ID: 113436

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


12 issues of the 'Mickey Mouse Weekly' Comic from 22nd December 1951 to March 8th 1952. Each issue = Pictorial paper wraps c. 38 cm x 27 cm (c. 15" x 10.75"). Most issues consisting of 12 pages (INCLUDING the covers which are paginated) , with colour covers and colour centre pages, the remainder in b/w. 3 of the Issues are ENLARGED issues with 16 pages, with colour covers, 2 other colour pages and colour centre pages. The comics overall range from Good to Very Good. None have been folded (as usually found) but some of the spines are rubbed and slightly chipped, to a greater or lesser e... View more info

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Fauna of Saudi Arabia Vol. 7 1985

By: Buttiker W. and F. Krupp (editors)

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Switzerland, Pro Entomologia c/o Natural History Museum, Basle: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: M010325

ISBN: 372340006X

Condition: As New in Very Good+ dust jacket


A FINE Hardback book in beige cloth boards with deep brown titling to the spine, and titling and illustration to the front cover. Without inscriptions or other marks. Bright and tight. Immaculate inside - looks unused. The dustjacket is also VG but has 2 x c. 1" tears down each side at the top rear cover of the d/j (now neatly closed and repaired to the reverse with archive tape). The base colour to the spine of the d/j is very slightly faded but all lettering/titling is still very clear and bright - negligible. The d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover ... View more info

The Agricultural Zoology of the Malay Archipelago . The Animals Injurious and Beneficial to Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry in the Malay Peninsula, the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines

By: Dammerman, K. W.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, J. H. de Bussy Ltd: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110913

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This copy has been Rebound with a Red cloth spine, and red paper covered boards with the original cover pasted to front cover, which is grubby/stained. Names/prices written on the half title. There are also some very occasional ink notes/underlining - but only on a very few pages. Many attractive Colour plates and lots of black/white illustrations. The plate on p 388 has edge repairs with tape. OVERALL Internally VERY clean, tight and bright. (xi) + 473pp. Contents cover: - Animal Pests. Soil Fauna; Termites and Ants. Internal Plant Parasites. - Borers. External Plant Parasites - Biting Animal... View more info

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Sammy Joins a Circus

By: Fair Sam

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1955

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 114489

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


A Pixie Book. One in a series of various titles, but all undated. (circa 1950s to 1960s? ) Very small format - circa 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm). Pictorial paper-covered boards. Stapled (slightly rusty). In an identical dustjacket. An Unclipped dustjacket. 1s (1 shilling) originally. The whole book and d/j has been slightly damp at some point during storage but is now perfectly dry, with no smell. The pages have a very slight 'wave'. Marks show on the inside of the d/j. Under the d/j the book has been well preserved and the covers of the book look Very Good. However looking closely at the re... View more info

Steiff . Sensational Teddy Bears, Animals and Dolls

By: Pistorius, Rolf & Christel

Price: £17.00

Publisher: Maryland, Hobby House Press: 1991

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 111939

ISBN: 0875883567

Condition: As New in Fine dust jacket


Blue boards. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped. There is some very light chipping to the dustjacket corners, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 160 pp. Illustrated with charming b/w and colour plates. Bibliography; Index. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "This work is a must for Steiff Toy Animal Collectors, with readers rediscovering their childhood playmates in lovingly arranged scenes." ; Folio 13" - 23" tall View more info

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The Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest: Ecology, Behaviour, and Conservation. (Oxford Biology)

By: Reynolds Vernon

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press.: 2005

Edition: First Paperback Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: M010323

ISBN: 0198515464

Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued


An 'As New' book. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. (xiii) + (3) + 297 pages. 5 b/w Maps plus b/w illustrations, charts, tables and figures, etc, in text. No Inscriptions or Marks. 12 Chapters, 6 Appendices, References, Index. "Chimpanzees have never been more threatened with extinction than they are today. This book focuses on one chimpanzee group, the Sonso community, living in a tropical rain forest, the Budongo Forest in western Uganda. The book builds up a detailed picture of the forest environment of these apes, their social and behavioural adaptations, and th... View more info

Pears Encyclopaedia of Myths and Legends. (4 volumes) Western and Northern Europe, Central and Southern Africa. The Orient. Oceania and Australia, the Americas. Ancient Near and Middle East Ancient Greece and Rome.

By: Savill, Shiela (Geoffrey Parrinder, Mary Barker, Christopher Cook, Elizabeth Locke)

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Pelham Books: 1976/8

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112653

ISBN: 0720709318

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


An Ex-REFERENCE Library set. The Complete FOUR (4) volume Set each in their original pictorial d/js, which are very slightly sunned, but all titling is VERY clear and bright. NOT PRICE CLIPPED. Each volume in black boards, with gilt titling to spine, extremities rubbed, corners and head/tail of spine a little bumped here and there. All FIRST EDITIONS 1976/1977/1977/1978. A black and white frontispiece to each volume. 223/191/223/247pp - per volume respectively. Profusely illustrated in colour and black/white. Apart from Ex Reference library marks/stamps, etc, and some old yellowing sellotape t... View more info

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The Medicine Tree . Traditional Healing in Wales from Pre-History to the Present

By: Sharkey, John

Price: £11.50

Publisher: Lampeter, Llanerch Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 119604

ISBN: 1861431503

Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued


A near As NEW, unused, unmarked copy in pictorial card covers. Slight bumping to the head of the spine - no damage - negligible. First Edition. First impression. No Inscriptions or Marks. 333 pp. "John Sharkey's book is a fascinating compilation of the enormous range of traditional healing practices found in Wales, from pre-history to the present day. Split into three historical periods, each subdivided to reflect different aspects of medicine, it is well-planned, well-researched, and well-written. This massive historical sweep encompasses material including; the operative techniques used ... View more info

Tomarts Illustrated Disneyana Catalog & Price Guide . Volume Three

By: Tumbusch, Tom

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Ohio, Tomart Publications: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111871

ISBN: 091429301X

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial card covers. No dustjacket, as issued. There are NO inscriptions or marks. 144 pp. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "This is one of the largest Disneyana publishing ventures ever undertaken. A must for the collector of Disney Memorabilia." At the time of listing, I also have Volumes one and two for sale. So Please enquire if interested in buying all three. ; Vol. 3; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

Tomarts Illustrated Disneyana Catalog & Price Guide . Volume Two

By: Tumbusch, Tom

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Ohio, Tomart Publications: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111872

ISBN: 091429301X

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial card covers. No dustjacket, as issued. There is a very light crease to the front bottom corner, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 144 pp. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Fine' copy. "This is one of the largest Disneyana publishing ventures ever undertaken. A must for the collector of Disney Memorabilia." At the time of listing, I also have Volumes one and three for sale. So Please enquire if interested in buying all three. ; Vol. 2; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

Gwlad Y Dreigiau. Cerddi a Straeon (SIGNED Copy)

By: Various Welsh Authors. (Illustrated by / Lluniau Gan ) Breckon, Brett

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Llandysul, Cardigan, South West Wales, Gomer Press: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition in Welsh

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 113216

ISBN: 1843233886

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


SIGNED by the Illustrator. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial laminated boards. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket identical to the boards. All Text in WELSH. This is a Rich, Full Colour illustrated collection of magical and wonderful stories and poems about Dragons by twelve contemporary popular Welsh authors with delightful and striking colour illustrations by the very skilled artist Brett Breckon, who is now living and working in Pembrokeshire. 82 pp. Illustrated throughout in full colour with full page plates and delightful illustrative touches on every page. Signed... View more info

Myths and Legends of the Bantu

By: Werner Alice

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd: 1933

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 112875

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


In the original blue cloth boards attractively decorated in black with orange, with black titling to the spine and front cover. The boards have some patchy fading, and the head/tail of the spine is 'bumped'. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. The dustjacket is printed on the reverse of another Harrap dustjacket and has quite a few (neatly repaired to the reverse) closed tears and chips with some small loss to the head/tail of the d/j spine, the corners and the top rear. The spine of the d/j is a little sunned/creased. The exact date of this book is called into question due to th... View more info