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Halliwell James Orchard - A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs and Ancient Customs from the Fourteenth Century [2 Volumes Complete]

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set which has been rebound in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. New end-papers. No ownership inscription. Vol. I,pp.xxvi,1-480. Vol. II,pp.[iv],481-960. Quite a nice clean set.
Published : John Russell Smith, London 1887, Tenth Edition
£34.00

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
£20.00

Hankinson C.F.J. (editor) - Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Companionage with Her Majesty's Royal Warrant Holders

A very good, bright, copy. 2127pp. Postage at cost.
Published : Odhams Press, London 1956,
£38.00

Harris Paul - When Pirates Ruled the Waves

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, price-clipped but otherwise complete dustwrapper which shows some wear to the edges and the trace of an old damp stain. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.x,213. Illustrated. The story of the pirate radio stations which operated off Britain's shores in the 1960's.
Published : Impulse Publications, Aberdeen 1969, Third Edition
£15.00

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, Reprint
£18.00

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
£10.00

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
£16.00

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
£10.00

Heatley G.S. - Our Dogs and Their Diseases

A very good copy. Free of foxing and ownership inscription. Yellow end-papers. 224pp. Illustrated.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London 1884, First Edition
£30.00

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
£48.00

Heninger S.K. Jr. (Editor) - The Kalender of Sheepehards

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on spine. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxviii,204. Illustrated throughout. This is a facsimile reprint of a 15th century work which "is in essence a compendium of ancient lore, a secular bible for daily reference preserved by the invention of printing" (and not to be confused with Spenser's famous work). This is a reprint of a later edition of about 1585. There is a new Introduction by the editor.
Published : Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints, New York 1979, First Edition Thus
£65.00

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, Fifth Printing
£10.00

Hewitt Graily - Lettering for Students and Craftsmen

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in white cloth. Upper board has a few marks. In a glassine wrapper which is a little torn. Top edge gilt. Foxing to end-papers but otherwise largely clean internally. This edition de luxe is printed on Arnold's Unbleached Hand-Made paper and is limited to 380 copies of which this is number 199. It is signed by the author and has "two specially designed and hitherto unpublished alphabets by the Author." 336 pages. 383 illustrations + the two decorated alphabets by the author. Photograph available on request.
Published : Seeley Service & Co. Ltd., London 1930, Edition De Luxe
£120.00

Hitler Adolf - Speech Delivered in the Reichstag April 28th, 1939

Softback. Nd but presumably 1939. A good copy in the original stapled wrappers which are lettered in black on the front cover. 63 pages. This speech is a rsponse to President Roosevelt who had sent a telegram to Hitler emphasising the danger of the situation in Europe and expressing hope for a peaceful outcome.
Published : M. Muller & Sohn, Berlin, First Edition
£28.00

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

Hardback. 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. Pp.vi,[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
£35.00

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
£5.00

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
£14.00

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

Hardback. 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
£15.00

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
£12.00

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
£5.00

Howell, Georgina. - In Vogue 75 years of Style

Hardback. 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
£25.00

Hutchins B.L. And Harrison A. - A History of Factory Legislation

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Small ownership inscription. Some pencilled underlining, side-lining, etc. Pp.xvi,298.
Published : P.S. King & Son, London 1911, Reprint
£13.00

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
£20.00

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, Second Edition
£30.00

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
£30.00

Johns Rowland (Editor) - Our Friend the West Highland White Terrier

Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which is incomplete and which has a sellotape repair to the rear panel. Pp.viii,86. Frontispiece. Origin, character, breeding, grooming etc.
Published : Methuen, London 1935, First Edition
£7.00

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
£7.00

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
£8.00

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
£11.00

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
£70.00

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
£45.00

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
£8.00

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
£20.00

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,
£70.00

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
£10.00

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
£20.00

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
£65.00

Lambeth M. - A Golden Dolly The Art, Mystery and History of Corn Dollies

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. 143pp. Illus.
Published : John Baker, London 1973, Reprint
£5.00

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
£5.00

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
£6.00

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
£22.00

Learmount Brian - A History of the Auction

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is protected in a clear removeable sleeve. 212 pages. 16 illustrations. The story of auctions from ancient times to the present day.
Published : Barnard & Learmount 1985, First Edition
£8.00

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
£7.00

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, Seventh Edition with Additions
£20.00

Levine Philippa - The Amateur and the Professional: Antiquarians, Historians and Archaeologists in Victorian England 1838 - 1886

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's light blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Previous owner's name and date on front endpaper. Pp.x,210. Near fine dustwrapper which is protected in a removable cover. "This book highlights the growing divide in 19th century intellectual circles between amateur and professional interest, and explores the institutional means whereby professional ascendancy was achieved in the broad field of studies of the past."
Published : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1986, First Edition
£50.00

Lewis Roy Harley - Antiquarian Books: An Insider's Account

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 200pp. Illus. Described as "a guided tour of the realm of antiquarian books".
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1978, First
£5.00

Llanover,The Right Hon. Lady - Good Cookery Illustrated. And Recipes Communicated By the Welsh Hermit of the Cell of St. Gover, with Various Remarks on Many Things Past and Present

Hardcover. A good copy in publisher's original green boards which have been re-backed with original spine laid down. New end-papers. Previous ownership label on fornt fixed end-paper. Pp.xii,482. 11 black and white illustrations. Now protected in a removable cover. Little foxing. A decent copy.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1867, First Edition
£150.00