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Foulis Douglas - Hunter & Foulis Publishers' Bookbinders Edinburgh the First One Hundred and Fifty Years - A Personal Journey

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

Franklin Charles A. H. - The Bearing of Coat-Armour By Ladies: A Guide to the Bearing of Arms By Ladies of All Ranks, Whether Maid, Wife or Widow, in England, Scotland & Ireland

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

French the Rev. Richard Valpy - The History of Toasting, or Drinking of Healths in England

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

Fyfe Hamilton - Behind the Scenes of the Great Strike

A good copy in paper covers. 89pp. A contemporaneous account of the great strike of 1926.
Published : The Labour Publishing Company Ltd., London 1926,

Geddes Patrick (Devised and Interpreted by) - Dramatisations of History 1 the Masque of Ancient Learning and Its Many Meanings and II the Masque of Medieval and Modern Learning and Its Many Meanings

Softback. A near very good copy just a little torn/chipped at spine ends. Pp.xii,[4],198. The Masque of Ancient Learning is described as "A Pageant of Education from Primitive to Celtic Times".
Published : Sociological Publications Ltd, London 1923,

Gohm D.C. - Maps and Prints for Pleasure and Investment

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,

Gould, Sir F. Carruthers - F.C.G.'s Froissart's Modern Chronicles 1903-6

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

Graham Cooper C. - Leni Riefenstahl and Olympia

A very good copy in original green cloth lettered in gilt. Pp.xi,323. Frontispiece. This is the history of the production by Leni Riefenstahl of the film "Olympia" which was the film of the 1936 Olympic Games in Germany. Uncommon.
Published : The Scarecrow Press, New Jersey and London 1986, First Edition

Grassi Giuseppe - Dictionary of the English and Italian Languages for General Use

Hardback. A good copy in a slightly rubbed black leather binding. Pp.viii,356 + 8pp. adverts.
Published : William Allan, London 1860,

Gray, Cecil and Margery - The Bed or the Clinophile's Vade Mecum

Illustrated by Michael Ayrton.
Hardback. A good copy. Some rubbing to the top edge. In a fair dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear and minor chipping. Bookplate. 280 pages. 8 full-page black and white illustrations + decorated title page and coloured end-papers. Described as more than a mere anthology of the bed "but also a history of the rise and fall of The Bed from the earliest up to modern times."
Published : Nicholson & Watson, London 1946, First Edition

Grounds G.W. (editor) - The Samoyed

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little faded on the spine. Ownership inscription. 280pp. Numerous illustrations. This edition has been considerably expanded and includes more photographs. A breed history.
Published : The Samoyed Association, London 1971,

Grounds G.W. (editor) - The Samoyed

A very good copy in a rather edge-worn and spine-faded dustwrapper. 280pp. Illustrated. This edition is considerably expanded and with an index added. History, breeding, showing etc.
Published : The Samoyed Association, London 1971,

Guenee (M. L'Abbee) - Lettres De Quelques Juifs Portugais, Allemands et Polonais a M. De Voltaire, Avec Un Petit Commentaire, Extrait D'un Plus Grand, a L'Usage De Ceux Qui Lise Ses Oeuvres; et Memoires Sur La Fertilite De La Judee

Hardback. A good copy in a quarter leather binding with marbled boards and end-papers. Some wear to spine but title-piece lettering is clear. Bookplate of the author, Compton Mackenzie. Pp.xvi,668.
Published : J. A. Lebel, Versailles 1817,

Gunston Bill - Jane's Aerospace Dictionary

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with a small tear at top of spine. 565pp. The dictionary has 20,000 entries (including over 6,000 new entries) from the many disciplines that contribute to aerospace.
Published : Jane's, London 1986,

Hamilton A.E. - This Smoking World

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. Bookplate. Pp.xvii,178. Introductory essay by Sir Montague Shearman. Described as a comprehensive book on tobacco smoking "which will interest and stimulate the fumiphobe and tobaccophile alike"!
Published : Methuen, London 1928, First Edition

Hart W.H. - Index Expurgatorius Anglicanus

A very good copy without the wrapper. 290 pages. First published in London in 1872 this is "a descriptive catalogue of the principal books printed or published in England, which have been suppressed, or burnt by the common hangman, or censured, or for which the authors, printers or publishers have been prosecuted".
Published : Burt Frnklin, New York 1969,

Haskell Arnold and Lewis Min - Infantilia the Archaeology of the Nursery

Illustrated by Stanley Lewis.
4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 120pp. Many illustrations. The story of prams, feeding bottles, rattles etc.
Published : Dennis Dobson, London 1971, First Edition

Hay Denys - Renaissance Essays

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Hand-written postcard by author loosely laid in (together with his obituary from the Times). A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,435. 8 illustrations.
Published : The Hambledon Press, London 1988, First Edition

Heath Ambrose - Small Meat Dishes

A very good copy in a good chipped dustwrapper which has been sellotaped on the inside. Red cloth with silver title on spine. 103 pages.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1953, First Edition

Henderson, D. V. - Dragons Can Be Defeated : A Complete Record of the George Medal's Progress 1940-1983

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Small previous owner's label on front fixed end-paper. 120 pages. The first book to deal comprehensively with the history of the George Medal. Gives details of every award including date and place.
Published : Spink & Son, London 1984, First Edition

Herbel Norman and Carolyn - The Complete Lhasa Apso

A very good copy. Ownership inscription. 304pp. Many illustrations including colour. History, official standards, grooming, care etc.
Published : Howell Book House, New York 1984,

Hobson John A. - Problems of Poverty : An Inquiry Into the Industrial Condition of the Poor

A good plus copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Some browning to end-papers. Neat ownership inscription on front end-paper.,[ii],232. An early study of the causes of poverty in an industrial society and possible remedies. A volume in the University Extension Series. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1891, First Edition

Holloway Sally - London's Noble Fire Brigades 1833-1904

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 168pp. Illus.
Published : Cassell, London 1973, First Edition

Holmes Edwin F. - Thimbles

A good copy in a good dustwrapper. A rip or tear one third way down junction of spine and lower board has penetrated the cloth. 150pp. 118 illustrations. The history of the thimble, identification of different types, hints for collectors etc.
Published : Gill and MacMillan, Dublin 1976, First Edition

Horden John (Editor) - Bibliographia: Lectures, 1975-88, by Recipients of the Marc Fitch Prize for Bibliography

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiii,160. 4 colour plates. 10 black and white illustrations. Lectures on "The Literature of English Bookbinding"; "A Dictionary of Scottish Biography"; "Pepys and his Editors" etc.
Published : Leopard's Head Press, Oxford 1992, First Edition

Horne H. Oliver - A History of Savings Banks

A good copy in original cloth. 407pp. Illustrations. 4 folding maps. The standard history.
Published : Oxford University Press 1947, First Edition

Household and Smith - To Catch a Sunbeam

A very good copy with numerous illustrations in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1979, First Edition

Howell, Georgina. - In Vogue 75 years of Style

4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. 255 pages. Over 300 photographs from the world's finest photographers with many in colour. Described as "the 20th century's most comprehensive book on fashion."
Published : CONDE NAST BOOKS 1991, First Edition

Irving R, Sampson J. And Willis M. - Dogs, Dog Breeding and the Control of Inherited Disease in the Dog

Hardback. Large 4to. A near fine copy in laminated boards. 98 pages. Figures. Illustrations including colour. Includes in an Appendix an alphabetical list of the breeds recognised by the kennel club with a colour photograph and brief details of each.
Published : Kennel Club 2006, First Edition

Jennings John - Domestic & Fancy Cats a Practical Treatise on Their Varieties, Breeding, Management and Diseases

Nd. c.1900? A good copy, rebound in a plain blue cloth binding lettered in gilt on spine. Number in white at foot of spine and stamp of Cats' Protection League on verso of frontispiece. Hinges strengthened. 110 pages. Illustrated. This edition is said to be revised and considerably enlarged.
Published : L. Upcott Gill, London,

Jerrold Douglas - The Story of a Feather

Illustrated by Leech.
Hardback. A good copy in publisher's brown cloth with gilt decoration on upper board and title in gilt on spine which shows a split along the join with the lower board. New endpapers. Frontispiece and title page illustration by Leech. Some foxing to pages. Pp.xi,255.
Published : The Punch Office, London 1844, First Edition

Johnson Di - Great Danes Today

A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which lacks a piece (approx. 1inch by 1.5 inches) at the top of spine and front cover. Internally fine. 158pp + adverts. Numerous illustrations. Origins, breeding, judging etc.
Published : Ringpress Books 1994, First Edition

Johnson Jan Lee - Trompe L'Oeil: Techniques & Projects

Soft cover. Quarto.A very good copy with numerous colour illustrations giving instructions and techniques 154 pages.
Published : Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd., Lewes, East Sussex 2001, First Edition

Johnson Peter - The History of Mendip Caving

A very good copy in a good complete dustwrapper. Sellotape marks to endpapers and inner flaps of wrapper. 196pp. 20 plates. 9 plans.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1967, First Edition

Jones Geoffrey - The State and the Emergence of the British Oil Industry

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.xi,264. Tables, figures and maps. A study of the emergence of the British oil industry in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Published : Macmillan, London 1981, First Edition

Kalay, Yehuda E. - Modeling Objects and Environments

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xix,402. Numerous figures in text. Deals with the principles of computer-aided design.
Published : John Wiley & Sons, New York 1989, First Edition

Kames, Henry Home, Lord - Elements of Criticism [Complete in Three Volumes]

Hardbacks. A very good three volume set in blue cloth lettered in gilt, being a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1762. Pp.xiv,x,417; [iv],463; [iv],406 + index. Introduction by Robert Voitle which desribes the work as "essentially a compendium of mid-eighteenth century British ideas and attitudes on literature, human nature, and morals---." A clean set without ownership inscription or other internal marking. This edition forms part of the publisher's Anglistica and Americana series.
Published : Georg Olms, Hildesheim and New York 1970,

Kettell Brian - Gold

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Pp.xv,283. Covers gold's history, properties, the gold standard, gold markets, gold as an investment etc.
Published : Graham & Trotman, London 1982, First Edition

Kilpatrick P.J.W. (Editor) - Catalogue of the Edward Clark Library with Typographical Notes By Harry Carter and an Essay on the Printing of Illustrations By Frank P. Restall

A very good two volume set. Boards a little marked. 685pp. 74 plates. Clark owned the printing firm of R&R Clark. The library built up from the fund he left concentrated on books which demonstrated the development of type-faces and the history of typography (and in particular the work of private presses since 1880); books which showed how the printing of illustrations developed; and bindings.
Published : Privately Printed For Napier College of Commerce and Technology 1976, First Edition

Knowles Richard Brinsley (Editor) - The Illustrated London Magazine: a Monthly Journal, Devoted to the Useful and Instructive; And Pledged to Advocate Those Social Changes Which Happily Engage So Large a Portion of Public Sympathy in This Age Vols. I and II

Hardback. Two volumes in one, volume I from July-December 1853 and vol. II from January-June 1854. Only a fair copy externally in a half-leather binding showing wear, tear and rubbing with front board not held on by much. Marbled boards and end-papers. Internally very good. Pp.282;264. Many illustrations. Includes a wide variety of interesting articles e.g. "Gleanings from the Gold Fields," "Irish Poplin Manufacture," "Otter Hunting in Devonshire," "A Day on the Mer de Glace," "Merthyr Tydfil in 1852" etc.
Published : Piper Stephenson and Spence, London 1853,

Knox D. B. - Children's Funny Sayings: An Amusing Book for Everybody

Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in dark blue. No ownership inscription and little foxing. 206 pages.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1925, First Edition

Kruse Fr. Vinding - Hume's Philosophy in His Principal Work a Treatise of Human Nature and in His Essays

A very good copy both externally and internally. Free of foxing and without ownership inscription. 67pp.
Published : Oxford University Press 1939, First Edition

Lacroix Paul - Manners, Customs and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period

Hardback. A good copy externally in an attractive red leather binding which is lettered and decorated in gilt. Five raised bands on spine. The leather is rubbed at the ends and edges of the spine and this has become a two inch tear at the join of the spine and front board. All edges gilt. Internally very good. Small ownership label. Attractive green end-papers with gilt thistles in each of the four corners. Pp.xviii,554. Fifteen chromolithographic prints by F. Kellerhoven and 437 wood engravings. Includes chapters on food and cookery, hunting, punishments, gipsies, tramps and beggars, guilds and trade corporations etc.
Published : Chapman and Hall, London 1874, First Edition

Laver James - Costume

4to. A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper which is a bit foxed. 136pp. Many illustrations including colour. Traces the history of costume from primitive times to the present day.
Published : Cassell, London 1963, First Edition

Laver James - Victorian Vista

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected. 256pp. Many full-page illustrations including colour. An informative and interesting account of many aspects of the Victorian age.
Published : Hulton Press, London 1954, First Edition

Law Frank W. - The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers a History

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,110. 3 colour plates. 10 black and white illustrations. The story of a craft guild which dates back to 1629 and is the oldest functioning optical body in the world.
Published : Privately Published 1978, First Edition

Lee William Alexander - Thirty Years in Coal 1917-1947 a Review of the Coal Mining Industry Under Private Enterprise

A good copy with lots of little white specks on the upper board (no, I don't know what they are!). 255pp. Publishers' compliment slip.
Published : The Mining Association of Great Britain 1954, First Edition

Leonards Lord St. - A Handy Book of Property Law in a Series of Letters

A very good copy in flexible brown cloth covers lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Some fading to spine. Inscription on front end-paper of "T. Gladstone" who was the elder brother of the Liberal Prime Minister, William Gladstone. Pp.viii,232 + 16pp adverts.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1859,