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Braithwaite Lewis - Canals in Towns

A very good copy. Glazed boards. 146pp. Many illus. This is essentially a study of urban canals from the environmental and planning standpoint.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, London 1976, First Edition

Braithwaite Paul - Swings, Park Swings, Overboats and Over the Tops Including Rides Presented By Carters Royal Berkshire Steam Fair

A fine copy. Paperback. 29pp. Numerous illustrations including colour. UK postage on this item one pound.
Published : John Carter & Sons 1996, First Edition

Bridges T.C. - Adventures Under Ground

A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Some foxing mainly to page ends. 212pp. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations. Adventures which have taken place in caves, tunnels, mines etc.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1937, First Edition

Britten F.J. - Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers Being an Historical and Descriptive Account of the Different Styles of Clocks and watches of the Past, in England and Abroad to Which is Added a List of Eleven Thousand Makers

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription. Some end-paper and fore-edge foxing. Pp.viii,790 + 24pp.adverts. More than 800 illustrations.
Published : B.T. Batsford, London 1911,

Brockett L.P. - Woman: Her Rights, Wrongs, Privileges and Resaponsibilities

A very good copy. 447 pages. 20 illustrations. First published in 1869 this is a male view of how women should behave and an anti-female suffrage tract. It sets out to show the "folly and inexpediency" of woman suffrage "and the injury and deterioration which it would cause in her character".
Published : Books for Libraries Press, New York 1976,

Brockwell David - The Alsatian

Nd. c.1930. A good copy in red cloth lettered in black on spine and upper board. A small piece of the spine cloth has been rubbed away. 223pp. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. 17 text illustrations. Quite a nice copy overall.
Published : Hutchinson, London, First Edition

Brown Arthur and Foote Peter (Editors) - Early English and Norse Studies Presented to Hugh Smith in Homour of His Sixtieth Birthday

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xii,225. 8 plates.
Published : Methuen, London 1963, First Edition

Browne Charles F. M. - A Short History of the British Embassy at Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Or Forty Years in a School of Diplomacy

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in silver on upper board. A clean book without foxing or ownership inscription. 121pp. Many illustrations. The author began working in the Embassy in 1888. An unusual book which appears to have been privately published.
Published : 1930,

Browne Isaac Hawkins (Edited By H. F. B. Brett-Smith) - A Pipe of Tobacco: In Imitation of Six Several Authors

Hardback. A good plus copy in light grey cloth which is a little torn at the top of the spine. Bookplate. Neat gift inscription. Pp.viii,62. A reprint of an 18th century work in verse.
Published : Basil Blackwell Publisher to the Shakespeare Head Press 1923, First Edition

Burgess Susan - The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. A damp stain to the rear board does not affect the book internally. 102 pages. Many illustrations including 6 in colour.
Published : K. and R. Books (Publishers) Ltd 1975, First Edition

Burkhart Brian - The Ancestry and Family History of Maxwell Strange of Scotland and Canada Including the Descendency of Sir Robert Strange as a Possible Ancestor

Softback. 4to. Nd. c.1998? Ring-bind format. Unpaginated - approx. 50 pages. A number of ink amendments to the text. This is a piece of research into a branch of the Strange or Strang family, but not a published book.
Published : ,

Cargill Alexander (Editor) - Memorial of the Celebration of the Centenary of Savings Banks Held at Edinburgh 8th,9th and 10th June 1910

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xv,312. Numerous illustrations. Includes a number of papers presented at the meeting on savings banks.
Published : T & A Constable, Edinburgh 1910, First Edition

Cawdor Hugh - Thistles in Aspic : Leaves from the Commonplace Book of Hugh Cawdor

Hardback. A fine copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. In the original clear plastic wrapper. Pp.xi,258. Frontispiece. Head and tail pieces. The extracts here are described as "nuggets of concise, distilled excellence." Also included are four short stories.
Published : Angelika Cawdor, Cawdor Castle 2000, First Edition

Chaffers William - Marks & Monograms on European and Oriental Pottery and Porcelain

A very good two volume set in good dustwrappers faded on spine but with lettering clear. Vol.1,636pp. Vol.2,443pp. Numerous illustrations in text.
Published : William Reeves, London 1965,

Chamberlain Sir Austen - The League of Nations - Address Delivered to the Students of the University of Glasgow -- on November 2nd 1926 on the Occasion of His Installation as Rector

Softback. A very good copy in brown paper covers lettered in black. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 31 pages. Frontispiece.
Published : Jackson, Wylie & Co, Glasgow 1926, First Edition

Chappell Connery - The Dumbell Affair

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,126. Colour frontispiece and numerous black and white photographic illustrations. George William Dumbell was involved in the affairs of almost every Manx company of note in the latter half of the 19th century. He created a banking empire on the Isle of Man the like of which had not previously been seen on the island. The rise and fall of Dumbell's bank is part of the island's social history.
Published : T. Stephenson & Sons Ltd., Prescot, Merseyside 1981, First Edition

Chiari, Joseph - Twentieth-Century French Thought : From Bergson to L�vi-Strauss

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Presentation copy from the author (signing himself "Jo"). 207 pages. A critical examination of 20th century French thought and a speculative exploration of the ideas at work during that period.
Published : Paul Elek, London 1975, First Edition

Clark Cumberland - The Flags of Britain Their Origin and History

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription and just a little foxing. 124 pages + 5pp Index. Colour illustrations of flags.
Published : Wilding & Son, Shrewsbury 1934, First Edition

Coates Doris E. - Tuppenny Rice and Treacle Cottage Housekeeping (1900-1920)

A very good copy in a very good protected dustwrapper which is price-clipped. Inscription on f.e.p.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1975, First Edition

Coldstream J.N. - Geometric Greece

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. Previous owner's inscription on front end-paper. 405pp. 117 figures including maps, charts and plans. This is the story of Greece between 900 and 700BC which saw the dawn of Hellenic civilisation.
Published : Ernest Benn, London 1977, First Edition

Collins, Verite Reily - About the Border Terrier

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. 224 pages. Many illustrations including colour. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Kingdom Books 1997, First Edition

Cook Eliza - Melaia and Other Poems

Hardback. A good copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on upper board surrounded by a floral garland. Rebacked with new end-papers. All edges gilt. Some foxing to early pages. Previous owner's name, address and date (1839) on Contents page. Hand- coloured frontispiece and coloured vignette on title page are foxed but still attractive. 202 pages. Now protected in a removable cover.
Published : R.J. Wood, London 1838, First Edition

Cooper John Gilbert - Letters Concerning Taste. To Which are Added, Essays on Similar and Other Subjects

A very good copy in a dark green half-leather binding with marbled boards. Raised bands on spine which is lettered and decorated in gilt. A little rubbing to head of spine and boards. Marbled edges and end-papers. Two ownership inscriptions on front end-paper, the author of the later of which has written of the earlier, neatly and rather charmingly: "Why should his name be erased? He cannot for ever own it. Neither can you." Very little foxing. A multiplicity of end-papers both front and rear. Pp.[xvi],220. Engraved frontispiece by Grignion. This is the fourth edition of the "Letters Concerning Taste" and the second edition of the "Essays." The essays are on Education, the Power of Habit, Good and Beauty, Self-Love, True and False Religion, Friendship, Conjugal Love, Solitude and Society, and Contentment. Photograph available on request.
Published : J. Dodsley, London 1771,

Copley, Mrs. - Female Excellence; Or, Hints to Daughters. Designed for Their Use from the Time of Leaving School Till Their Settlement in Life

Hardback. Nd. but prize inscription on front free end-paper is dated 1863. Green blindstamped cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. All edges gilt. Pp.viii,224. One gathering coming loose otherwise this would be a very good copy of this small book. Guidance on the proper way to behave for the well-brought up young Victorian lady.
Published : The Religious Tract Society, London,

Cory, Isaac Preston - A Practical Treatise on Accounts, Mercantile, Partnership, Solicitor's, Private, Steward's, Receiver's, Executor's, Trustee's, Etc. Etc.

Hardback. A good plus copy in the original paper-covered boards with paper title label on spine. Some tearing at spine ends. Author's inscribed presentation copy ("J. Gladstone Esq. with the Authors respects"). Loosely laid in is a short hand-written letter dated 1839 from the author to Gladstone begging his acceptance of the volume. J. Gladstone was John Gladstone, the father of Willam Ewart Gladstone, who later became Prime Minister. The book bears the label of "Fasque" on the front fixed end-paper. This was the house in Aberdeenshire that John Gladstone (later Sir John Gladstone) had bought in 1829. The book is unopened and clean internally but with some edge foxing. Pp.v,340 + one page publisher's adverts. The title of the book continues: "Exhibiting a View of the Discrepancies Between the Practice of the Law and of Merchants; With a Plan for the Amendment of the Law of Partnership, by which such Discrepancies may be Reconciled and Partnership Disputes and Accounts Adjusted." Bound in at the end of the book is an eight page pamphlet by Cory entitled "Proposal for the Introduction of the Decimal Division in Money" which had been read by him before the Numismatic Society in 1838. Photographs available on request.
Published : William Pickering, London 1839, First Edition

Crawley Ernest - The Mystic Rose a Study of Primitive Marriage

A good copy bound in red half-leather. Top edge gilt. This would be a handsome volume but for a damp stain which affects the boards towards the foot. Internally the book is virtually unaffected. Book plate. Pp.xviii,492.
Published : Macmillan, London 1902, First Edition

Cremer W. H. (editor) - Magic No Mystery: Conjuring Tricks with Cards, Balls and Dice; Magic Writing, Performing Animals Etc. Etc

Hardback. A very good copy in decorated brown cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear to board edges. Now protected in a clear removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. 333 pages + 32 pages publisher's adverts dated April 1876. Numerous black and white illustrations. Apparently lacking frontispiece although no sign one was present.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1876, First Edition

Croft-Cooke Rupert - A Few Gypsies

Illustrated by Peter Emmerich.
Hardback. A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered in gilt. In a near good dustwrapper which has a two inch tear in the rear panel. Some edge foxing. 240 pages. Illustrated. Essays on gypsy lore, musical traditions, superstition etc .
Published : Putnam, London 1955, First Edition

Currie A.W. - Origins of the Cased Book

Hardback. A very good copy. Neat ownership inscription. 10 pages + 6 plates. The book was produced as an exercise by two students on the Book and Periodical Publishing course at Napier College, Edinburgh. Uncommon.
Published : The Albemarle Press, Edinburgh 1970, First Edition

Cushing George with Starsmore Ian - Steam at Thursford

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 174pp. Many illustrations including colour. The story of the man who made one of the most famous fairground museums in the world.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1982, First Edition

Davies Robert - A Memoir of the York Press with Notices of Authors, Printers and Stationers in the Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is faded on the spine but with lettering clear. Bookplate. 397pp. This is a facsimile reprint of a book first published in 1868. This edition has a new introduction and bibliography by Bernard Barr.
Published : Ken Spelman, York 1988,

Dawson, Warren R. - The Custom of Couvade

A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. The boards are protected by a clear removable sleeve. Fairly light fore-edge and some end-paper foxing. Small ownership inscription. Pp.ix,118. Informative pencilled writing at end of text.
Published : Manchester University Press 1929, First Edition

De Forest Louis Effingham - Ancestry of William Seaman Bainbridge

Hardback. A very good copy. Fore-edge foxing. Pp.viii,167. Three pedigree charts (one folding).
Published : The Scrivener Press, Oxford 1950, First Edition

de la Roche Catherine - Cats in Focus

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a bit rubbed nd which has one edge tear. 82 pages. Many colour illustrations. Bears witness to what the author has learned from cats.
Published : Godfrey Cave Associates, London 1982,

Denham Sidney and Helen - The Complete Book of the Siamese Cat

Hardback. A very good copy in a good complete and untorn dustwrapper which is faded on the spine although leaving the lettering clear. Inscribed presentation copy from the authors to Sir Compton Mackenzie. 173 pages. 22 photographs.
Published : Arco Publications, London 1968, First Edition

Denlinger Milo G. - The Complete Doberman Pinscher

A good copy in rather soiled boards. Internally vg. 472pp. Many illustrations.
Published : Denlinger's, Richmond, Virginia 1953, First Edition

Dodds Harold W. Et al - Government Assistance to Universities in Great Britain: Memoranda Submitted to the Commission on Financing Higher Education --

Hardback. A very good copy in grey cloth lettered in red. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.x,133. 12 tables. Memoranda submitted by three American academics.
Published : Columbia University Press, New York 1952, First Edition

Dorling E. E. - Leopards of England and Other Papers on Heraldry

Hardback. A near very good copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated on upper board. Rear board a little scuffed. No ownership inscription. Pp.viii,136. Numerous illustrations including colour. Contains seven essays on heraldry.
Published : Constable, London 1912, First Edition

Drummond J.C. And Wilbraham Anne - The Englishman's Food - A History of Five Centuries of English Diet

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's reddish cloth with title in gilt on spine. Black and white illustrations. Some foxing to page ends. Chapters on the Production of Food, Diet and Health, Army Rations, Feeding of Infants, Quality of Food etc.. This revised edition has a new chapter by Dorothy Hollingsworth and a Preface by Norman C. Wright. 482 pages. Good plus dustwrapper showing minor edgewear and some very minor tea stains. The wrapper is now protected in a removable cover. Internally a nice tight clean copy.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1957,

Dulcie M. Ashdown - Christmas Past

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is slightly faded on spine and is not price-clipped. Numerous illustrations. Foreword by Jilly Cooper. A selection of articles from Victorian magazines
Published : Elm Tree Books, London 1976, First Edition

Dumas Alexandre - Celebrated Crimes (3 Vols.)

A very good three volume set in dark green boards lettered in gilt and quite elaborately decorated in gilt on spines and upper boards. Top edge gilt. Bookplate and ownership inscriptions to front end-papers of each volume.Pp.291;287,294. Tissue-guarded frontispiece to each volume.
Published : H. S. Nichols, London 1896,

Duncan William Wallace - Duncan on Investment and Speculation in Stocks and Shares

A very good copy in the original boards lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. A little wear to spine ends. Patterned end-papers. Browning to two early and two late blank pages. No ownership inscription. Pp.[vi],227 + 2pp adverts. for W.W. Duncan & Co stock and share dealers. A very early guide to investment in the stock exchange. Scarce in first edition. Photographs available on request.
Published : Effingham Wilson, London 1894, First Edition

Eustace May - Top Cats and Some Others

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 103 pages. 11 photographic illustrations. Advice to those considering breeding pedigree cats or simply keeping them as pets. Loosely laid in is a typed and signed letter from the author to Sir Compton MacKenzie sending him this copy of the book.
Published : Max Parrish, London 1964, First Edition

Fairchild L.H. And Fairchild Helen G. - Cats and All About Them

A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. 231 pages. 34 illustrations. An American book. This appears to be the first British edition.
Published : Kegan Paul Trench Trubner & Co, London 1945,

Fawcett Frank Burlington (Editor) - Their Majesties' Courts Held at Buckingham Palace 1932 with Full Particulars of the Courts and Gowns Worn Presentations to Their Majesties

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. In a very good dustwrapper with minor closed edge tears. A few spots of fore-edge foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.viii,198. Eight full-page tissue-guarded plates. Intended as an official record of the four courts held at Buckingham Palace in 1932 "including the names of all those attending and those presented to Their Majesties, together with a description of toilettes worn, informative data and the Lord Chamberlain's regulations as to costumes and ceremonial". Uncommon, especially in dustwrapper.
Published : Grayson & Grayson, London 1932, First Edition

Fawdry Kenneth & Marguerite - Pollock's History of English Dolls and Toys

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 214pp. Over 200 illustrations. This is an introduction to English dolls and toys. 193
Published : Promotional Reprint,

Fisher Harrison - American Beauties

Illustrated by E. Stetson Crawford.
4to. A very good copy in a poor dustwrapper which is incomplete,comes in two parts and has external sellotape repairs. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Unpaginated. Attractive colour illustrations. The spine lettering has faded but otherwise the book itself is a very nice copy.
Published : The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis 1909, First Edition

Fisher, Claude - The World Jamboree 1929 the Quest of the Golden Arrow

Hardback. Smallish tear at foot of spine otherwise a very good copy. Decorative upper board. 152 pages. Illustrated throughout. Foreword by Lord Baden-Powell.
Published : The Boy Scouts Association, London 1929, First Edition

Flexner Abraham - Prostitution in Europe

Hardback. A good copy in dark green cloth with rather faded gilt spine lettering. Bookplate of Compton Mackenzie. 304 pages.
Published : Grant Richards, London 1919,