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Hardback. 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,
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,
Hardback. A good copy in the original maroon leatherette binding with pictorial insert to front board.. A little edge foxing but no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 160 pages. "Published to provide a cocktail and recipe book that would be authentic and accurate." This fifth edition has a new 16 page colour insert "beautifully illustrating the most popular mixed drinks, together with suggestions for some very appetizing and simple to make hors d'oeuvres."
Published : Ben Burk, Inc., Boston 1941, Fifth Printing
Hardback.N.d. c.1880? A good plus copy in publisher's olive green cloth lettered and decorated in red and black. 147 pages with 12 pages of publisher's catalogue. Contents consist of Chapters on whist - introductory, preliminary instructions, acknowledged rules of the game, first, second and third hand and fourth hand -underplaying, ruffling forcing etc.- together with chapters on short whist, loo and cribbage.
Published : Ward Lock & Co, London, Eleventh Edition Revised.
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
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
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
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
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
Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Signed by George Cushing on the half-title. 174 pages. Numerous illustrations in colour and black and white. This is the story of George Cushing who made one of the most famous fairground museums in the world.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1982, First Edition
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription. A little pencilled writing and side-lining in the text. Pp.x,272.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1981, First Edition
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, Reprint
Hardback. 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
Hardback. A very good copy. Fore-edge foxing. Pp.viii,167. Three pedigree charts (one folding).
Published : The Scrivener Press, Oxford 1950, First Edition
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, First British Edition
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
A good copy in rather soiled boards. Internally vg. 472pp. Many illustrations.
Published : Denlinger's, Richmond, Virginia 1953, First Edition
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
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
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Spine lettering dull but quite clear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Small corner clipped from front end-paper. 244 pages + 4 pages index and 8 pages publisher's adverts at end. Frontispiece. 88 figures. A rather unusual book in that there is no title page (as issued), the first chapter (by "W.J.H".) consists largely of newspaper extracts praising the author and the "index" at the end is really a list of "Contents". Nevertheless a classic and highly regarded work by a man known as the "King of Koins".
Published : Hamley Bros., London 1900, First Edition
A very good copy of the first, limited, edition this being no.105 of 500 copies printed on hand-made paper, bound in Welsh Mountain Sheepskin and signed by the authors. 31 pages. Illustrated. Label on front fixed end-paper states "From the Collection of John Fuller." Some browning to edges of end-papers.
Published : Golden Cockerel Press 1933, First Edition
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, New and Revised Edition
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
Hardbacks. 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,
Hardback. 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
A good copy in light blue cloth lettered in black on spine. 245 pages. Illustrated. An early work on space exploration and missiles.
Published : Thames and Hudson, London 1959, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Lacks dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 265 pages. Numerous illustrations throughout. "This catalogue is the first general summary of the British commemorative medal; a medium which has recorded the development and achievements of Britain and its people."
Published : B. A. Seaby Ltd., London 1987, First Edition
Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 147 pages. 36 plates illustrating 300 medals. Frontispiece and 24 text illustrations + cover illustrations. Gives detailed descriptions and values of medals etc making the book an efficient reference catalogue to British commemorative medals.
Published : B.A. Seaby Ltd, London 1989, First Edition
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
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,
Hardback. 4to. Nd. 1932? 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, First Edition
4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 214pp. Over 200 illustrations. This is an introduction to English dolls and toys.
Published : Promotional Reprint Co.ltd 193, Reprint
Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in publisher's grey cloth with title in silver on front board and on spine. No inscriptions. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour and in black and white. Endpapers showing the Famijly Tree of Queen Elizabeth II. 192 pages. Very good black dustwrapper with diamond and emerald necklace on front cover and photograph of the Queen on the rear cover.The dustwrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Harry N. Abrams, New York 1987, First Edition
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
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, Abridged Edition
A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 383pp. Frontispiece and 22 illustrations. This is "a survey of theory and practice and of prevailing medical attitudes from Mesmer to the present day". Foreword by Anthony Storr.
Published : Black Ace Books 1999, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 383 pages. Frontispiece and 22 illustrations.
Published : Black Ace Books, Forfar 1999, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in brown boards. Paper title label on spine is rather worn but just readable. Gift inscription (to the Forsyth Association) on front end-paper. A little end-paper foxing but otherwise quite clean. Pp.xviii,,412 + 4pp publisher's adverts. 10 illustrations. This historical sketch on the office and functions of an advocate looks at the postion in Greece and Rome, France and England.
Published : John Murray, London 1879, Third Edition
Hardback. Oblong 4to. A near fine copy in a green leatherette binding lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 102 pages. Numerous illustrations throughout. This is largely a collection of cuttings, photographs, notices etc for the Company's staff kept over the years. Uncommon.
Published : Privately Published 2007, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on upper board. Previous owner's stamp on half title. Little foxing. Pp.xvi,144. Eleven full-page plates including four in colour. More than 100 other illustrations in the text.
Published : John Murray, London 1923, First Edition
Hardbacks. Twelve volumes including "The Aftermath" but lacking the volume which contains the Bibliography and General Index (but each Part has its own Index as does The Aftermath). The Aftermath is the first edition of 1936 in very good condition in the original green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and with top edge gilt. It is in a very good dustwrapper. There is no ownership inscription and the book is clean internally although there is some fore-edge foxing. The other eleven volumes are reprints of the third edition dated between 1925 and 1930. All are in very good condition in the original green decorated cloth and all are in dustwrappers which are either good or very good. The dustwrappers are now protected in a clear removable sleeve. All have top edge gilt. There is no ownership inscription in any volume. Most volumes are clean although a few have either a little edge or end-paper foxing. A nice set. Photograph available on request.
Published : Macmillan, London,
Hardback. 12mo. A good copy in decorated brown cloth. Rear board has some wrinkling and is marked in a couple of places. Internally very good with no ownership inscription and little foxing. 104pp + 8pp adverts. As might be gathered from the publisher this is a rather disapproving history of the drinking of toasts. An uncommon title.
Published : National Temperance Publication Depot, London 1881, First Edition
A good copy in paper covers. 89pp. A contemporaneous account of the great strike of 1926.
Published : The Labour Publishing Company Ltd., London 1926, Third Impression
Hardback. A fair to good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Half inch tears to cloth at top of spine and at join with front board. Some spine wear at ends and edges. A good copy internally although with some foxing. Pp.xv,359 + 4pp adverts. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Folding diagram. Other diagrams in text.
Published : Robert Banks & Son, London 1905, First Edition
Softback. A near very good copy just a little torn/chipped at spine ends. Pp.xii,,198. The Masque of Ancient Learning is described as "A Pageant of Education from Primitive to Celtic Times".
Published : Sociological Publications Ltd, London 1923, Seventh Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine. Many black and white illustrations. No inscriptions. 158 pages. Very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. "The High Court trial under Lord Braxfield, perhaps Scotland's most famous criminal judge, locked in conflict the political adversaries and legal lights of old Edinburgh. Appropriately, Lord Cameron, the distinguished judge of today , contributes a Foreword in which he brings out the high importance of the trial and his respect for the great Braxfield."
Published : Paul Harris Publishing, Edinburgh 1977, First Edition
A very good copy in a very good price-clipped dustwraper. 190pp. 24 col. plates. 78 black and white photographs.
Published : John Gifford Ltd., London 1971, Reprint
Hardback. A near very good copy in light blue paper-coverd boards with cream spine. Paper title label on upper board lettered in red and black. Rear board a little marked. This is no. 10 of 50 copies signed by the author on a tipped-in slip. Unopened. No ownership inscription. Pp.xii,115. Numerous illustrations by the author. Humorous political satire.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1908, First Edition
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