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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

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, Seventh Edition with Additions

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

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

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

Lloyd Thomas - An Inquiry Into the Causes of the Growth and Decay of Civilisation

Hardback. A near very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Spine a little marked. A little foxing. Pp.xiv,859.
Published : "The Statist", London 1926, First Edition

Loaring Henry James - Epitaphs: Quaint, Curious and Elegant with Remarks on the Obsequies of Various Nations

Nd. c. 1880? 12mo. A good copy in blind-stamped brown cloth lettered in gilt. Lacks front end-paper. Small ownership inscription. 263pp. Frontispiece.
Published : William Tegg, London,

Locke John - An Essay Concerning the True Original, Extent and End of Civil Government---to Which is Prefixed the Life of the Author

Hardback. 16mo. Full leather binding lacking two-thirds of spine and with rear board coming loose. Internally very good. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 157 pages. Frontispiece.
Published : Printed at the Revived Apollo Press By John Bell, London 1814, New Edition

Longmate Norman - The Water-Drinkers a History of Temperance

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is complete and untorn. Signed by the author on the front end-paper. Pp.xiii,322. Illustrated. The story of the British temperance movement.
Published : Hamish Hamilton, London 1968, First Edition

Lord Acton (Edited By John Neville Figgis and Reginald Vere Laurence ) - Selections from the Correspondence of the First Lord Acton Vol. 1 Correspondence with Cardinal Newman, Lady Blennerhassett, W. E. Gladstone and Others

Hardback. 8vo. A good copy in rather faded grey cloth lettered in gilt. Bookplate of the author, Compton MacKenzie. Pp.xx,324. Acton's intersts were religion and politics. He saw freedom as an absolute end for all men and believed it should be the governing principle of true statesmanship. Rather scarce in first edition.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1917, First Edition

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, Second Thousand

MacBride A.S. - Speculative Masonry : Its Mission, Its Evolution, and Its Landmarks

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on he spine. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.[xx],255 + 2 pages adverts. The book is described as "the condensed and matured wisdom of an experience extending over half a century as a Master and Instructor. It is the work of a sincere lover of our ancient craft."
Published : R.E. Robertson Ltd, Glasgow 1931, Second Edition

MacDonald, Cynthia - Mind-Body Identity Theories

Hardback. 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

Mackenzie Compton - Catmint

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear. 103 pages. Fine photographs of cats by Richard Herzenberg. Imaginary conversations between cats.
Published : Barrie & Rockliff, London 1961, First Edition

Mackenzie Compton - Look at Cats

Illustrated by Constance Marshall.
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription and internally clean although with light edge foxing. 94 pages. Many drawings. This copy came from the author's library but is not, alas, signed by him.
Published : Hamish Hamilton, London 1963, 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

Hardback. 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, Seventh Edition

Martineau Harriet - How to Observe. Morals and Manners

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth which is faded on the spine although the gilt lettering is clear. Some wear at top of spine and tearing to cloth at spine edges. Ownership inscription dated 1877. A little foxing only. Pp.[viii],238 + 2pp adverts. Described as "a series of hints for travellers and students calling their attention to the points necessary for inquiry or observation" in the area of manners and morals.
Published : Charles Knight & Co, London 1838, First Edition

Maslen Keith and Lancaster John (Editors) - The Bowyer Ledgers : The Printing Accounts of William Bowyer Father and Son with a Checklist of Bowyer Printing 1699-1777, a Commentary, Indexes, and Appendixes

Hardback. 4to. As new. Text and microfiche volumes, both unopened in the original cellophane packaging. Text volume pp. lxxv,616. 70 microfiches in box.
Published : The Bibliographical Society 1991, First Edition

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

McKenzie, John R.P. And Sharpe Lesley (Editors) - The Austrian Comic Tradition : Studies in Honour of W. E. Yates

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xviii,279. Frontispiece. Comprises 14 essays ranging over 150 years of the Austrian comic tradition from Blumauer in the late 18th century to Horvath in the 20th century.
Published : Edinburgh University Press 1998, First Edition

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

Hardback. 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

Meller Walter Clifford - Old Times Relics, Talismans, Forgotten Customs and Beliefs of the Past

Nd. c.1920? A very good copy in original red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and lettering and design in black on upper board. 264pp. Frontis and 8 illus. Chapters on stone crosses, sanctuaries, talismans, English bells, holy wells, the holy grail and several others.
Published : T. Werner Laurie Ltd., London, 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, Seventh Thousand

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

Moloney Niamh - EU Securities and Financial Markets Regulation

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.lxvi,1044. "Provides the first comprehensive, critical and contextual account of the vast new rulebook which now applies to the EU financial market in the aftermath of the seismic reforms that have followed the financial crisis." This edition has been almost entirely rewritten from the 2008 edition.
Published : Oxford University Press, Oxford 2014, Third Edition

Montagu Ashley - The Elephant Man a Study in Human Dignity

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has minor edge tears. Ownership inscription. Pp.x,140. 28 illustrations.
Published : Allison & Busby, London 1972, First Edition

Moore George Edward - Principia Ethica

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. In a good complete and untorn dustwrapper but with the spine lettering faded. Small ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xxvii,232. The author's masterpiece and a major work in 20th century philosophy.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1929, Third Impression

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

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,

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

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

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

North Maurice - The Outer Fringe of Sex a Study in Sexual Fetishism

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 243pp. 12 illustrations. Mainly concerned with rubber fetishism.
Published : The Odyssey Press, London 1970, Second Impression

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

O'Leary, Patrick - Sir James Mackintosh : The Whig Cicero

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine. 13 Black and white illustrations. No inscriptions. Pp.ix, 226. Very good dustwrapper which is protected in a removable cover. Judge, historian, politician, honoured in his lifetime by Oxford, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Harvard and Revolutionary France, James Mackintosh was one of the best loved and worst hated men of his time (1765-1832)
Published : Aberdeen University Press, Aberdeen 1989, 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, Reprint

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