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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, Seventh Thousand
£15.00

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
£40.00

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
£9.00

Morris, Rev. Richard - A Funeral Sermon Preached in the Church of Eatington in the County of Warwick Sunday January 11,1857 on the Death of Evelyn John Shirley, Esq. D.C.L.

Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth with embossed design on front board and no lettering. Inscription dated 1858 on front fixed end-paper from E.P. Shirley (who was a Member of Parliament and son of the deceased) to a member of the Gladstone family. 50 pages. Contains (1) an Address to E.P. Shirley from the local gentry; (2)Shirley's Answer to the Address; (3) a Memoir of Evelyn John Shirley; and (4) the Funeral Sermon for Evelyn John Shirley.
Published : Printed for Private Distribution Only 1858,
£35.00

Mrs. Humphry - Manners for Girls

Hardback. A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered in black on spine and upper board. Illustration on upper board. A little light foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.iii,[i],139. An interesting book on etiquette and manners for well-brought up young ladies at the end of the Victorian era.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1901, First Edition
£35.00

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, New Edition
£10.00

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,
£10.00

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
£25.00

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
£15.00

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
£8.00

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
£50.00

Northcote James, R.A., - Fables Original and Selected: Second Series

Hardback. A good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. The spine is a little faded and has a smallish piece missing along the top edge. Yellow endpapers. Old gift inscription. 248 pages. 280 wood engravings.
Published : John Murray, London 1833, First Edition
£70.00

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, Reprint
£7.00

Panayi Panikos (Editor) - Germans in Britain Since 1500

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.x,[4],266. 9 illustrations. Traces the history of German settlement in Britain.
Published : The Hambledon Press, London 1996, First Edition
£18.00

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
£95.00

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
£15.00

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
£13.00

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
£8.00

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,
£80.00

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. Pp.vi,265. This volume starts with Bundle A1 and ends with Bundle D64.
Published : Chas J. Clark, London 1889, First Edition
£25.00

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
£15.00

Platt Charles - Popular Superstitions

A very good copy. A little fore-edge foxing. No ownership inscription. 244pp + adverts. Explains the nature and origin of many superstitions of everyday life.
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London 1925, First Edition
£7.00

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
£20.00

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
£5.00

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,
£15.00

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
£9.00

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, Ninth Edition Revised and Enlarged
£10.00

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, Fifth Impression
£8.00

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
£35.00

Rettig, James (Editor) - Distinguished Classics of Reference Publishing

Hardback. A fine copy. Pp.xv,356. The book relates the stories of 31 major reference works including Baedeker guidebooks, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, the Encyclopedia Britannica, the Guinness Book of Records and the Oxford English Dictionary.
Published : Oryx Press, Phoenix, Arizona 1992, First Edition
£25.00

Richardson, Lieut.-Col. E.H. - Watch-Dogs: Their Training and Management

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Some edge and a little end-paper foxing. 271 pages. Frontispiece and 16 illustrations. Includes an 80 page chapter on "Dogs in the Great War."
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London 1923, First Edition
£25.00

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
£12.00

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
£35.00

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
£9.00

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
£35.00

Robinson Ralph M. - Coutts' the History of a Banking House

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. A few superficial spots of damp-fading to the boards but overall a clean, attractive copy. Pp.xii,189. Frontispiece and 30 illustrations.
Published : John Murray, London 1929, First Edition
£20.00

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,
£40.00

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 UK Edition
£18.00

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
£20.00

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
£45.00

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
£40.00

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
£5.00

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
£15.00

Sergeant Philip W. - Witches and Warlocks

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth with title in gilt on spine. Bookplate of Paul Tabori (British novelist, jounalisty and psychical researcher). 17 black and white illustrations. 290 pages + 32 page publisher's catalogue. Introduction by Arthur Machen. Good dustwrapper which is browned on spine making the title lettering rather difficult to read, also with minor chipping at top of spine and a closed tear at the foot of the front panel. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve.
Published : Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers} Ltd., London 1936, First Edition
£50.00

Simmonds Peter Lund - The Curiosities of Food; or the Dainties and Delicacies of Different Nations Obtained from the Animal Kingdom

Hardback. A fair to good copy in the original boards which have been rebacked with the original spine laid down. (The title on the spine is almost illegible). The hinges have been strengthened. Two bookplates. Pp.xvi,372. Deals with food from animals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects etc explaining what was eaten in different parts of the World in the mid-19th century.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1859, First Edition
£190.00

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
£60.00