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- All About Everything Being a Dictionary of Practical Recipes and Every-Day Information

Hardback. Nd. c.1880? A good copy in green cloth with decorated upper board. Spine darkened and with wear at ends. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. 356 pages + undated adverts. One of the Beeton's "All about it" books.
Published : Ward Lock, London,
£35.00

- A Cyclopaedia of Wit and Wisdom: An Extensive Collection of Modern Witty Sayings, Anecdotes, Americanisms, Bon Mots Etc.,etc.,etc.,

Hardback. 12mo. A good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A little wear and tear at spine ends. Small bookplate. 512 pages. Frontispiece and illustrated title page.
Published : Milner and Sowerby, Halifax 1856,
£35.00

- Almanach Comique Pittoresque, Drolatique, Critique et Charivarique Pour 1871-1872

Softback. A fair copy in paper covers missing a triangular piece at the foot of the front cover. 184 pages + adverts. Hunorous illustrations. Text in French.
Published : Librairie Pagnerre, Paris 1872, First Edition
£12.00

- Annuaire De La Noblesse De France et Des Maisons Souveraines De L'Europe 92eme Volume

Hardback. Nd. c.1982? Bright quarter leather red binding lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Marbled end-papers. Bookplate. Frontispiece appears to have been cut out and sellotaped back in. Pp.xii,[12],622. Illustrations. Text in French. An attractive copy.
Published : , Paris and London,
£20.00

- Boyle's Fashionable Court & Country Guide, and Town Visiting Directory Corrected for May 1909 (234th edition) Containing Street and Alphabetical Arrangements of the Names and Places of Abode, in Town and Country, of the Nobility and Gentry

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine, which is very slightly faded. A.e.g.. No inscriptions. Fold-out map showing the West End of London. Adverts at front and rear. Too Late List (most of the names appear in the Alphabetical List but were too late for insertion in the Street List). Rear hinges fragile. 1186 pages. A lovely clean copy. A glimpse of a bygone era.
Published : Boyle's, London 1909, First Edition
£25.00

- Calendar of Various Chancery Rolls A.D.1277 - 1326.

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark blue cloth with title in gilt on spine and embossed on front and rear boards.Supplementary Close Rolls, Welsh Rolls and Scutage Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office prepared under the superintendence of The Deputy Keeper of the Records A.D. 1277-1326. pp.ix. 552. This is a nice tight clean copy.
Published : H.M.S.O., London 1912, First Edition
£45.00

- Debrett's Illustrated Baronetage, with the Knightage, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to Which is Added Much Information Respecting the Immediate Family Connections of the Baronets

A fair to good copy with some wear and tear to the ends and edges of the spine. Hinges cracked. Bookplate. 644pp + adverts.
Published : Dean & Son, London 1874,
£30.00

- Dod's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland for 1909 Including All the Titled Classes

Hardback. A good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine which is slightly faded and with a vertical crease. No inscriptions. Hinges a little tender. Adverts at front and rear including The "Peerage" List of Selected Firms in various branches of trade. Foxing to Additions and Alterations from pages13-17. 1295 pages.
Published : Simpklin, Marshall, Hamilton,Kent & Co, London 1909, First Edition
£22.00

- Harrap's Tintin Illustrated Dictionary English-Spanish/Spanish-English

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's laminated boards with illustration on front board and title in white on front board and on spine. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Many coloured cartoon illustrations with relevant translations.English section has 214 pages and 10 pages of Spanish Grammar. Spanish section has 213 pages and 7 pages of English grammar
Published : Harrap in Co-operation with Methuen Children's Books, Edinburgh 1991, First Edition
£40.00

- John Baskerville: Two Documents Pertaining to His Life and Affairs

Soiftback. A very good copy. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Unpaginated. 12 pages. Limited to 325 copies. The booklet "was set by hand and printed on a Cropper platen press. The type is Monotype Baskerville 169 and the Paper is Basingwerk Parchment".
Published : Morenardo Press, Birmingham 1973, First Edition
£12.00

- Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed, and Official Classes 1962

A near vg copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. 2175pp. Postage at cost.
Published : Kelly's Directories Ltd, London,
£12.00

- Kettner's Book of the Table: a Manual of Cookery Practical Theoretical Historical

Hardback. A good copy in the original decorated covers. A little wear to the upper tip of the front board. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 500 pages. Adverts for and specimen menus from Kettner's restaurant. First published in 1877 this is a dictionary of cookery terms, ingredients, dishes, methods etc written in an opinionated and engaging style from a bygone age.
Published : Kettners Ltd, London 1912, Reprint
£30.00

- Latini Sermonis Exemplaria e Scriptoribus Probatissimis. Prima Solutae Orationis Excerptio

Hardback. A good copy in a full leather binding with five raised bands on the spine which is lettered in gilt on a maroon title-piece. Some wear to spine which is also decorated in gilt. Small ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Light foxing to end-papers but generally clean internally. Appears to be two Parts in one as a second title page later in the book is identical except for the addition of the words "Pars Altera." There is a Latin-French "Vocabulaire" at the end of the book.
Published : Apud Fratres Guerin, Lutetiae Parisiorum 1744,
£85.00

- Marriage of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret with Mr. Antony Armstrong-Jones in Westminster Abbey on Friday May 6th 1960 at 11.30am

Wraps. 4to. A very good copy. 16 pages. The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony etc.
Published : ,
£15.00

- On Display a Celebration of 40 Years of Fair Organ Preservation

4to. A fine copy in laminated boards. 128pp. Many illustrations including colour.
Published : Fair Organ Preservation Society 1999, First Edition
£18.00

- Photography in Science, Art and Industry

Soft cover. This is a special number of the Photographic Journal for April 1939 marking the centenary of photography. 366 pages. Mnay illustrations. Small piece missing from foot of spine otherwise a very good copy.
Published : Royal Photographic Society, London 1939, First Edition
£12.00

- Printing in the Twentieth Century a Survey Reprinted from the Special Number of the Times October 29, 1929

A good copy in red cloth faded to brown on spine and lettered in gilt. Bookplate but otherwise a nice clean copy internally. 298pp + 29pp adverts. Many illustrations including colour. Deals with the history of printing, typography, book making, illustration, colour printing etc.
Published : The Times Publishing Company , London 1930, First Edition
£10.00

- Short-title Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Aberdeen University Library

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is price-clipped but otherwise complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xii,313. A short-title catalogue followed by two indices, one of printers and publishers, the other of provenances.
Published : Oxford University Press 1979, First Edition
£8.00

- Some Account of the Oxford University Press 1468-1921

A good copy. Ownership inscription. 111pp. Well illustrated.
Published : Oxford University Press 1922, Second Impression
£6.00

- The Comic Almanack an Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest Containing Merry Tales, Humorous Poetry, Quips and Oddities

Illustrated by Cruikshank George.
Nd. c. 1880? A very good copy of the first series (1835-1843). Half-leather binding with five raised bands on gilt lettered and decorated spine. Marbled boards and end-papers. Some wear to board tips. Page edges yellow. A little foxing. 388pp. Many hundred illustrations by George Cruikshank and others.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London,
£35.00

- The Dictionary of Trade, Commerce and Navigation

Hardback. Brown cloth lacking title piece to spine and with fairly minor tears to spine edges. Internally some foxing mainly to end-papers but at least good. Unpaginated. 400 engravings in the text. The Dictionary is said to be "explanatory of the general affairs of business".
Published : Brittain, London 1844, First Edition
£40.00

- The Gallery of English Costume: Picture Books Numbers 1-6 and 8

Softback. A very good set of seven booklets published betwen 1949 and 1963. Number one is entitled "A Brief View." Numbers two to six deal with women's costume between the eighteenth century and 1930. Number eight is entitled "Costume for Sport". Each booklet has 20 illustrations and between 28 and 32 pages
Published : Published for the Art Galleries Committee of the Corporation of Manchester,
£20.00

- The Kennel Club's Illustrated Breed Standards

4to. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 342pp. Each breed of dog is illustrated with colour photographs and paintings. Includes a brief history of each breed, its origins and purpose.
Published : The Bodley Head, London 1989, First Edition
£28.00

- The Lady's Realm: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine Vol. XXIV May to October 1908

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's maroon cloth with title in maroon on gilt back-drop on front board and on spine, which is very slightly faded. No inscriptions. Over 500 black and white illustrations. 688 pages. A nice copy internally and showing a fascinating insight into Edwardian Britain.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London, First Edition
£20.00

- The Last Recollections of Captain Gronow Formerly of the First Foot Guards

Illustrated by Malcolm Easton.
A very good copy. 302pp. Illus. by Malcolm Easton. Reminiscences of English and French court and society life between 1800 and 1865.
Published : Selwyn & Blount, London 1934, First Edition Thus
£6.00

- The Star-Spangled Banner

Illustrated by Peter Spier.
Hardback. Large 4to. A very good copy with illustrated front board which is slightly rubbed top and foot of spine and at corners. Front and rear illustrated endpapers show a collection of flags of the American Revolution, those of its Government and its Armed Forces and those of the United States of America. No inscriptions. Profusely illustrated in colour.Good illustrated dustwrapper with some edge wear and tear which is not price-clipped.
Published : Doubleday & Company Inc., New York 1973, First Edition
£10.00

- The Union Jack Detective Magazine Supplement Vol. 1

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Some foxing. Page edges browned. 668 pages. Many illustrations. Comprises the issues of the magazine supplement from no.1, for the week ended May 6th 1922 to no.87 for the week ended December 29th 1923. Comprises articles on true crime and its detection.
Published : The Amalgamated Press (1922) Ltd, First Edition
£35.00

- The Union Jack Detective Magazine Supplement Vol. II

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in gilt. Some foxing. Browning to page edges. 410 pages. Many illustrations. Comprises the 1924 issues of the magazine supplement. "We intend to deal with all phases of criminality and detective work--". True crime as it was in 1924.
Published : The Amalgamated Press (1922) Ltd, First Edition Thus
£25.00

- The Wardour Press Series of Armorial Bookplates - Baronets - from the Collections of Joseph Jackson Howard

Hardback. 4to. No. 68 of 200 copies signed by the publisher. A very good copy in reddish-brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Bevelled edges. Shelf number on spine. Bookplate. Hinges professionally strengthened. A book of baronial bookplates + 27 pages of Memoranda relative to the bookplates and index.
Published : Mitchell and Hughes, London 1895, First Edition
£90.00

"Charles" - The Cocktail Bar

Hardback. Nd. but probably first edition of 1950. A good copy in grey cloth lettered in red on spine. No ownership inscription. Pages browned. 159 pages + one page publisher's adverts. Provides "instructions for mixing a wide variety of cocktails and other drinks."
Published : W. Foulsham & Co, London,
£12.00

"Stonehenge" - The Dog Its Varieties and Management in Health; with Its Diseases and Their Treatment By George Armatage

Nd. but ownership inscription is dated 1902. A good copy in decorated red cloth which is darkened on spine. 267pp. 16 plates + illustrations in text.
Published : Frederick Warne, London, Reprint
£23.00

"W.B." (W. Baucke) - Where the White Man Treads

A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 313pp. A book about the Maori.
Published : Wilson & Horton, Auckland 1928, Second Edition
£9.00

Abercrombie John - Inquiries Concerning the Intellectual Powers and the Investigation of Truth

Hardback. A very good copy in a half-leather binding. Pp.xv,435. A fairly faint stain affects a corner of the last few pages. The author was a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and First Physician to His Majesty in Scotland. Although he had previously written medical works this was his first philosophical publication.
Published : Waugh & Innes, Edinburgh 1830, First Edition
£150.00

Adburgham Alison - Shops and Shopping 1800-1914.

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Profusely illustrated with black and white plates and text illustrations. No inscriptions. 304 pages. Near very good dustwrapper which has 1closed tear and minor edgewear. Not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover. The author has gathered her information from the archives of famous stores and from retired members of the drapery trade; from old newspapers and magazines, catalogues, department ledgers and shop bills.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1967, Second Impression
£10.00

Adburgham, Alison - Women in Print : Writing Women and Women's Magazines from the Restoration to the Accession of Victoria

Hardback .A very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Gift label on front free endpaper stating "the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers" signed by Philip Unwin, Master 1972. Many black and white illustrations. 302 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover. "The first Englishwoman to earn her living by her pen was Aphra Benn author of licentious plays and scandalous novels, who was buried in Westminster Abbey cloisters in the year when William and Mary came to the throne. This book gives an account of all the curiously intriguing women who supported themselves by writing during the following 150 years."
Published : George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London 1972, First Edition
£18.00

Al-Mulk Nizam - The Book of Government or Rules for Kings

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other marking. Pp.xi,259. Written between 1086 and 1091 by a Persian vizier for his sultan the book gives advice on the administration of a civilised country. Translated from the Persian by Hubert Darke and with an Introduction by Reuben Levy.
Published : Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1960, First Edition Thus
£50.00

Anderson James S. M. - Addresses on Miscellaneous Subjects: I. The Profitable Employment of Hours Gained from Business. II. Dr. Johnson. III.Columbus. IV. Sir Walter Raleigh. V. England and Her Colonies

Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Some fading to spine. Partly unopened. 439 pages + adverts. These addresses were mostly delivered in 1846 to the Brighton Athenaeum, an Institution established "for the purpose of affording to persons engaged in professional and commercial pursuits the means of moral and mental advancement".
Published : Francis and John Rivington, London 1849, First Edition
£45.00

Anderson M. - Reformers and Rebels a Calendar of Anniversaries

A very good copy without dustwrapper. Lacks a smallish (blank) piece of the half-title. 146pp. Consists of one or more quotes for each day of the year from a reformer or rebel.
Published : Cobbett Press, London 1946, First Edition
£8.00

Annas Julia (Editor) - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy Volume VI 1988

Hardback. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. 281 pages. Includes 10 original articles, or review articles of major books, covering a wide range of topics in ancient philosophy.
Published : Oxford University Press 1988, First Edition
£25.00

Anon - Picture Paragraphs -Things Seen in Every Day Life , Explained and Illustrated

Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's mustard coloured boards with title in black and illustrated on front board. 475 black and white illustrations. Browning to pages. 3 pages of advertisements at front and rear of book. Selected from "Pearson's Weekly" the book tells how to examine a roof, a book merchant's trick, detecting water escapes, the origin of our numerals and much more. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., London 1907, First Edition
£22.00

Anon - Recollections of a Society Clairvoyant

Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt and vignette on front board and title on spine in gilt. Spine slightly faded as is top of rear board. No inscriptions. Top edge gilt. Some foxing. 207 pages. Fascinating glimpses of a bygone era.
Published : Eveleigh Nash, London 1911, First Edition
£10.00

Ashton-Wolfe H. - Outlaws of Modern Days

A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Some foxing. Pp.xiii,278. 10 illustrations. Deals with mostly European outlaws of the early 20th century.
Published : Cassell, London 1927, First Edition
£10.00

Asquith Stewart - Children and Justice Decision-Making in Children's Hearings and Juvenile Courts

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.vii,258. Provides a detailed comparison between decision-making in Scottish children's panels and in English juvenile courts together with a study of the legal philosophy underlying each system.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1983, First Edition
£40.00

Austin J.L. - How to Do Things with Words : The William James Lectures Delivered at Harvard University in 1955

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper which is a little darkened on the spine and with minor wear at the top of the spine. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removeable sleeve. A clean copy without foxing, ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.vii,[i],167. Austin was a leading British philosopher of language. This is one of his best -known and most influential works.
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1962, First Edition
£32.00

Aveling S.T. - Heraldry Ancient and Modern Including Boutell's Heraldry Edited and Revised with Additions

A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. 428pp. 488 illustrations.
Published : W.W.Gibbings, London 1892, Reprint
£15.00

Bailey Victor (Editor) - Forged in Fire: The History of the Fire Brigades Union

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 486pp. Illustrated.
Published : Lawrence & Wishart, London 1992, First Edition
£18.00

Baldwin, the Right Hon. Stanley - The New World: Address Delivered to the Students of the University of Glasgow -- on January 20, 1930 on the Occasion of His Installation as rector -

Softback. A very good copy in brown paper covers lettered in black. Some rusting to staples. 21 pages. An address about the world which came into being after the First World War.
Published : Jackson, Wylie & Co, Glasgow 1930, First Edition
£20.00

Barnes William - Eighth Annual Report of the Superintendent of the Insurance Department State of New York

A very good copy in blind decorated green cloth which is lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. Small paper label at foot of spine and two smallish letters in white on spine. Internally there is one unobtrusive stamp on the verso of the title page from the University library of St. Andrews. No other markings. Pp.cci, 676. A mine of information on insurance companies operating in the state of New York in 1867.
Published : Charles Van Benthuysen & Sons, Albany 1867, First Edition
£45.00

Barty-King, Hugh - Eyes Right: The Story of Dollond & Aitchison, Opticians 1750-1985

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. 264 pages. Illustrated.
Published : Quiller Press, London 1986, First Edition
£9.00

Bar-Zohar Michel - Spies in the Promised Land Iser Harel and the Israeli Secret Service

A very good copy in a near vg dustwrapper. Pp.viii,292. The story of the first fifteen years of the Israeli secret service.
Published : Davis-poynter, London 1972, First Edition
£6.00