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Lucy Henry W. - A Diary of the Salisbury Parliament 1886-1892

Illustrated by Harry Furniss.
A good copy in maroon cloth which shows a little wear at spine ends. Top edge gilt. Pp.xii,530. Many illustrations by Harry Furniss. Includes a few chapters on Parnell and Irish matters.
Published : Cassell, London 1892,

MacDonald, Cynthia - Mind-Body Identity Theories

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn but a little faded on the spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiii,255. A volume in "The Problems of Philosophy: Their Past and Present" series.
Published : Routledge, London 1989, First Edition

Mackie John - How to Make a Woollen Mill Pay

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. No ownership inscription and only light edge foxing. Stamped "Presentation Copy" on title page. Pp.viii,69 + adverts and publisher's 32 page catalogue for June 1903.
Published : Scott Greenwood & Co, London 1904, First Edition

Madell Geoffrey - The Identity of the Self

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper.,148. Described as the first work to argue clearly and fully for the view that personal identity is strict and indefinable.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1981, First Edition

Malthus, Rev. T. R. - An Essay on the Principle of Population or a View of Its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness, with an Enquiry Into Our Prospects Respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils Which it Occasions

A good copy in the original cloth. A little wear to spine ends. Some foxing to end-papers. No ownership inscription. Pp.xv,551 + 8pp publisher's adverts. A famous work which pointed out the dangers of population growth.
Published : Reeves and Turner, London 1872,

Maxwell D. Fyfe - The Low Road Hardy Heathers and the Heather Garden

Illustrated by Winifred Walker.
A good copy. Piece of paper affixed to front end-paper indicates book once belonged to Gullane Village Library but there are no markings.,105. 7 attractive colour plates. How to build and plant a heather garden.
Published : Sweet & Maxwell, London 1927, First Edition

McLean, Ruari and Antonia - Victorian Publishers' Book-Bindings in Paper

Large 4to. A near fine copy in a very good glassine wrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 112 pages.200 illustrations with over half in colour. The author "shows, by illustration, some of the attractive ways in which paper was used as the main surface on publishers' bindings between 1800 and 1900."
Published : Gordon Fraser, London 1983, First Edition

Merrett John - A Clowder of Cats

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. Signed by author on title page. 86 pages. Illustrated. Loosely enclosed is a two page handwritten letter to Sir Compton and Lady MacKenzie signed "Hamie and Mrs. Stritch", which I assume is from the author or his wife.
Published : Frederick Muller, London 1957, First Edition

Miall Antony and Peter - The Victorian Christmas Book

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 192pp. 29 colour plates. 154 black and white illustrations.
Published : J.M. Dent & Sons, London 1978, First Edition

Miller James - Alcohol: Its Place and Power

Hardback. A good copy in blind-stamped cloth lettered in gilt. Gift inscription dated 1858 on front end-paper. What look like splash marks on a number of pages. 151 pages + 16pp publisher's adverts. The author, a surgeon and Professor of Surgery, gives his view on the medical aspects of the temperance question.
Published : Scottish Temperance League, Glasgow 1858,

Moberly Sir Walter - The Ethics of Punishment

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with smallish edge tears. Ownership inscription of Compton Mackenzie. 386 pages. A study of the ethics which should underlie our penal code.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1968, First Edition

Morley Geoffrey - The Smuggling War

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Illustrated endpapers. Many black and white illustrations. No inscriptions. 170 pages. Very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover. The Government's fight against smuggling in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Published : Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd., Stroud, Gloucestershire 1994, First Edition

Mrs. Jameson - Memoirs and Essays Illustrative of Art, Literature and Social Morals

Only a fair copy externally as the boards are dusty and darkened but very good internally. Gift inscription dated 1861. 269pp. Essays on "Adelaide Kemble", "Woman's Mission and Woman's Position", "The Relative Social Position of Mothers and Governesses" etc.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1860,

Munby A.N.L. (Introduction) - Heffer Catalogue Seven: E.M. Forster 1879-1970

A very good copy. Softcover. Some foxing to end-papers. 96 pages. 2 illustrations. This is a catalogue of the residue of the library of E.M. Forster with an Introduction by the librarian of King's College, Cambridge.
Published : W.Heffer & Sons Ltd., Cambridge 1971,

Nash Paul W. - Folio 50 a Bibliography of the Folio Society 1947-1996

A very good copy in the original slip-case (which is also very good). A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 331 pages. Many illustrations including 32 colour plates.
Published : The Folio Press, London 1997, First Edition

National Library of Scotland - A Short-Title Catalogue of Foreign Books Printed Up to 1600

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper in slipcase. 546pp. Includes "books printed or published outside the British Isles now in the National Library of Scotland and the Library of the Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh."
Published : HMSO, Edinburgh 1970, First Edition

Naylor P.I.H. - Astrology an Historical Examination

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. Small piece missing at corner of front end-paper. 242pp. Illustrated. A wide-ranging survey of the history of astrology.
Published : Robert Maxwell, London 1967, First Edition

Newman F.W. - The Crimes of the House of Hapsburg Against Its Own Liege Subjects

Softback. A good copy in plain brown unlettered card covers (not original?) which have a 1" piece missing at foot of spine. Illustration of author has been tipped-in on front endpaper. Hinges fragile. 60 pages. Protected in a removable cover. The author, Professor Newman was the brother of Cardinal Newman.
Published : John Chapman, London 1853, First Edition

Orwin Christabel S. & Whetham Edith H. - History of British Agriculture 1846-1914

A very good copy in dustwrapper but ex-library with the usual markings. Pp.xx,411.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1971,

Parker R. H. And Yamey B. S. (Editors) - Accounting History : Some British Contributions

Hardback. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small closed edge tear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.ix,661. Brings together published work by the major British scholars in the field of accounting history and includes an Introduction by the editors "which traces the evolution of accounting history and summarizes key topics of research and debate in the post-war period."
Published : Oxford University Press 1994, First Edition

Pauvert Jean-Jacques (Editor) - Dictionnaire De Sexologie

Hardback. Square 12mo. A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which has a number of fairly substantial tears. Pp.xi,567. Numerous illustrations. Text in French.
Published : Societe Des Editions Jean-Jacques Pauvert, Paris 1962, First Edition

Peacock, Alan - Public Choice Analysis in Historical Perspective

A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xi,231. These are a series of lectures which "pose the question as to whether the history of economic thought is an essential part of the training of scholars concerned with the study of public finance". Includes a short biographical note together with a bibliography of the author's works.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1992, First Edition

Peake Harold - Early Steps in Human Progress

Nd. c.1930? A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which is missing a piece at the foot of the spine. Pp.xii,256. 74 plates. Deals with early tools, agricultural implements, weapons etc.
Published : Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London, First Edition

Pearce Zacharias (Editor) - Dionysii Longini De Sublimitate Commentarius

Hardback. A good copy in a full leather binding lettered in gilt on a red title-piece. Five raised bands on spine. A little torn at head of spine. A clean copy with little foxing and no ownership inscription. Pp.xxxv,304 + Indices. Frontispiece.Text in Greek and Latin.
Published : G. Strahan et al, London 1773,

Phillimore W.P.W. (ed.) - Chancery Proceedings Bills and Answers Filed in the Reign of King Charles the First Vol.I

Hardback. A good copy in publisher's crimson cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine. The spine shows some fading and a little wear at ends. Previous owner's bookplate on front fixed end-paper.,265. This volume starts with Bundle A1 and ends with Bundle D64.
Published : Chas J. Clark, London 1889, First Edition

Phillips, Brenda - Flatcoated Retrievers (The world of dogs)

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 288 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour.l;
Published : Kingdom Books, Waterlooville 1996, First Edition

Polkinghorne R.K. & M.I.R. - Topics and Stories for the Infant School

Hardback N.d. 1940's? A very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Some browning to free endpapers. Many black and white illustrations. 128 pages. Good plus dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. Short letter from authors dated Dec.21st 1949 loosely laid in.
Published : Evans Brothers Ltd., London, First Edition

Pond Grace and Calder Muriel - The Longhaired Cat

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 184pp. 41 photographic illustrations. 5 line illustrations. Description, care, breeding, judging etc.
Published : B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1974, First Edition

Posse, the Baron Nils - The Special Kinesiology of Educational Gymnastics

Hardback. A near very good copy in greenish blue cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear at spine ends. Marbled end-papers. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.vii,380. 267 illustrations. Folding analytic chart in pocket at rear. A description of the Swedish system of educational gymnastics.
Published : Arthur F. Bird, London 1908,

Raleigh Katherine A. (Translator and editor) - The Gods of Olympos or Mythology of the Greeks and Romans

A very good copy. Some fore-edge foxing. Pp.xv,271. 8 full-page plates. 46 text figures. Preface by Jane E. Harrison. A book about the ancient Roman and Greek Gods.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1892, First Edition

Ramsay Wiliam - A Manual of Roman Antiquities

A fair copy which has been rebound in a plain binding. Marbled end-papers. Ownership inscription. Pp.xi,514. Folding plan. Many illustrations. Some pencilled marking in text.
Published : Charles Griffin & Company, London 1873,

Read Piers Paul - The Templars

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Ownership inscription partly hidden by inner flap of wrapper. Pp.xiii,350. Illustrations. Maps. An account of the Knights Templar.
Published : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London 2000,

Renton Edward H. - Heraldry in England: The History and Science of Heraldry Concisely Explained Together with a Glossary of Terms the Whole Illustrated with Numerous Examples

A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. A touch of wear at spine ends. Attractive patterned end-papers. Very small ownership inscription. 101pp. 142 illustrations.
Published : Wyman & Sons, London 1887, First Edition

Riddervold Astri and Ropeid Andreas (Editors) - Food Conservation

A very good copy. Softcover. 224 pages. Illustrated. Consists of the 24 papers on food preservation delivered at the seventh international conference on ethnological food research held in Norway in 1987.
Published : Prospect Books, London 1988, First Edition

Risk James C. - The History of the Order of the Bath and Its Insignia

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little frayed at top of spine. Pp. xvii,150 + 28 plates and index.
Published : Spink & Son, London 1972, First Edition

Risk James C. - The History of the Order of The Bath and Its Insignia

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownbership inscription. Pp.xvii,214. Frontispiece and 28 plates (including colour). "This is the first book to tell the full story of the Order of the Bath from its 18th century origins to the present day."
Published : Spink & Son, London 1972, First Edition

Robertson R.K. - The Treatment of the Backward Child

A very good copy in pink card covers which are slightly faded at the spine. 4 black and white illustrations including frontispiece. 36 pages.
Published : Methuen & Co. Ltd., London 1950, First Edition

Rosen, Frederick - Jeremy Bentham and Representative Democracy: A Study of the Constitutional Code

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Inscribed presentation copy from the author (signing "Fred R") to "JHB" (whom I take to be Professor J.H.Burns who is mentioned in the Preface).,[ii],255. Described as "the first full study of Bentham's theory of democracy."
Published : Oxford University Press, Oxford 1983, First Edition

Russ, Dr. Karl - Canary Birds : How to Breed for Profit or Pleasure.

Hardback. Nd but probably late 19th century and probably first English edition. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with decoration of a canary in gilt on the upper board. Patterned end-papers. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 132pp + 3pp index and one page of publisher's adverts. Frontispiece and black and white illustrations. The title continues: "An Exhaustive Treatise on all the Different Breeds; With Chapters on Pairing, Colour, Breeding, Feeding Cages, Nesting, Egg Food, Sanitary Measures, Diseases to which the Canary Bird is Subject, etc.etc."
Published : Dean & Son, London,

Saint-Laurent Cecil - A History of Ladies Underwear

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 222 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. Covers ladies underwear from the earliest times to the present day "and traces the developments and changes of fashions in underclothes in relation to morals, sensibility, sex and practical considerations". A lovely clean copy.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1968, First Edition

Sanders Maurice H. - Characters of Wood, Wurlitzer & Wesley - Maurice Sanders Looks Back

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's orange cloth with title in gilt on spine. Small indentation mark on front board. Black and white photographs throughout. 186 pages. SIGNED by author and dated September 1990. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which has one tiny closed tear, is not price- clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Cortney Publications, Baldock, Herts 1990, First Edition

Sassoon David & Stemp Sinty - The Glamour of Bellville Sassoon

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine. Gift inscription SIGNED by the author "Dear Maria & Simon a Big thank you for all your help over the years. I hope you will enjoy this Book. Much love, David Sassoon.xx". Profusely illustrated throughout. Chapters on Bellville Brides, Jewels and Balls , Royals, and Vogue Patterns. Unpaginated. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is not clipped and is protected in a removable cover. "As the formality of the 50's gave way to the Swinging Sixties, the new design partnership of Bellville and Sassoon quickly became Britain's foremost couture label - THE label, for High Society dressing."
Published : ACC Editions, Woodbridge, Suffol;k 2009, First Edition

Schutte Gudmund - Our Forefathers the Gothonic Nations a Manual of the Ethnography of the Gothic, German, Dutch, Anglo-Saxon, Frisian and Scandinavian Peoples

A very good two volume set in dustwrappers which are a little chipped and torn. Internally a nice clean set without inscriptions or foxing. Vol.1, 288pp, 10 illus. Vol. 2, 482pp, 20 illus. "The aim of this work is to supply the lack of a systematic ethnological description of our forefathers, the peoples of the North".
Published : Cambridge University Press 1929, First Edition

Scott Malcolm - Mauriac the Politics of a Novelist

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 158pp. The first book in English on the subject.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1980, First Edition

Scott Thomas E. - A Short History of the First Fifty Years (1877-1927) of the All Saints Lodge No.1716, on the Roll of the Most Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of England

A good copy in grey cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. 60pp. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. List of members etc.
Published : Privately Printed 1928, First Edition

Shusterman, Richard - T.S. Eliot and the Philosophy of Criticism

Hardback. A fine copy in a dustwrapper which would also be fine but for some fading to the spine (which leaves the lettering clear). Pp.xii,236. Eliot bergan as a student of philosophy "and his later critical theory was deeply influenced by his philosophical outlook." This book "is the first philosophically rigorous and systematic account of Eliot's views and development."
Published : Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, London 1988, First Edition

Simpson Frances - Cats and All About Them

Hardback. A good plus copy in the original yellow cloth which is lettered and decorated in black. Ownership stamps and inscription on front end-paper. 126 pages + 24 pp. adverts including stud adverts. 25 illustrations including the cover illustration.
Published : Isbister and Co., London 1902, First Edition