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Staff Frank - The Valentine & Its Origins

4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a few smallish edge tears. 144 pages. Profusely illustrated including colour. Not foxed and no ownership inscription.
Published : Lutterworth Press, London 1969, First Edition

Stern, Robert - Transcendental Arguments and Scepticism: Answering the Question of Justification

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper of the first impression of the first edition. Pp.x,261. "Investigates how scepticism can be countered by using transcendental arguments concerning the necesary conditions for the possibility of experience, language or thought." The author is a professor of philosophy particularly known for his work on the history of philosophy.
Published : Oxford University Press, Oxford 2000, First Edition

Stewart Seumas - Book Collecting a Beginner's Guide

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 304pp. 17 illustrations. This is the revised edition of a standard modern work.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1980,

Stirling Amelia Hutchison - Torch Bearers of History : A Connected Series of Historical Sketches

A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with illustated front board and spine. No inscriptions. Some edge foxing but clean internally. 174 pages + publisher's adverts. Frontispiece. Maps. Illustrations in text.
Published : T. Nelson & Sons, London 1894, First Edition

Strachey Ray - "The Cause" a Short History of the Women's Movement in Great Britain

A good copy in brown cloth which is a bit faded and marked on the spine. One inch tear in cloth at edge of spine. Some mainly end-paper and fore-edge foxing. 429 pages. 16 illustrations.
Published : G. Bell & Sons, London 1928, First Edition

Stuart David C. - Georgian Gardens

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription partly hidden by inner flap of wrapper. 256pp. Profusely illustrated. An exploration of the rise and fall of the English landscape style of garden between 1730 and 1830.
Published : Robert Hale, London 1979, First Edition

Sully James - Sensation and Intuition: Studies in Psychology and Aesthetics

A good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Bevelled edges. Pp.xix,372 + 32pp. adverts. Consists of a series of essays with such titles as "New Theories of Emotional Expression", "The Genesis of the Free-Will Doctrine", "On the Possibility of a Science of Aesthetics" etc.
Published : C. Kegan Paul & Co, London 1880,

Taburiaux, Jean - Pearls : Their Origin, Treatment and Identification

A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. Gift inscription. 247 pages. 14 colour plates. 200 drawings and maps. A comprehensive and authoritative work.
Published : Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA 1986,

Thomson George L. - Christmas Recipes Written Out in Manuscript Form and Illustrated By George L. Thomson Scribe

4to. A very good copy in decorated boards. 89pp. Text in red and black. Illustrations on most pages.
Published : Canongate, Edinburgh 1980, First Edition

Thornton John L. - Medical Books, Libraries and Collectors: a Study of Bibliography and the Book Trade in Relation to the Medical Sciences

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little worn at the edges. 445pp. 16 illustrations. A mine of information on medical books.
Published : Andre Deutsch, London 1966,

Tolstoy Leo - The Slavery of Our Times

A very good copy. Softcover. 63pp. Introduction and Notes. Described as "one of the best expositions of Christian radicalism in its most extreme and logical form". This is no. 2 of the Porcupine pamphlets.
Published : Porcupine Press, London 1948,

Trench Charles Chenevix - A History of Marksmanship

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 319pp. Many illustrations including colour.
Published : Longman, London 1972, First Edition

Tuer Andrew W. - Old London Street Cries and the Cries of Today

Hardback. 24mo. A good plus copy with marbled boards and cord ties. Green cloth spine (rebacked).. Paper title label on upper board a little rubbed. Some rubbing to boards at tips. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Hand coloured frontispiece and many black and white illustrations. 137 pages + adverts. A nice tight copy.
Published : Field & Tuer The Leadenhall Press, London 1885,

Tuke A.W. And Gillman R.J.H. - Barclays Bank Limited 1926-1969 Some Recollections

A very good copy in a near vg dustwrapper which has a small chip at top of spine. Ppviii,167. Frontispiece and 18 illustrations.
Published : Barclays Bank Ltd., London 1972, First Edition

Turner E.S. - A History of Courting

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with some chips and tears. 290pp. 21 illustrations. A study of human courtship.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1954, First Edition

Tyson Geoffrey - 100 Years of Banking in Asia and Africa: a History of National and Grindlays Bank Limited 1863-1963

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue leather binding lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. Pp.xii,246. Frontispiece and 25 illustrations. Bookmark made for this book loosely laid in.
Published : National And Grindlays Bank Ltd, London 1963, First Edition

Ullyett Kenneth - In Quest of Clocks

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with one closed tear. Small inscription on f.e.p. 269pp. 84 illustrations. 28 line drawings. A survey of clockmaking with a glossary of technical and historical terms.
Published : Spring Books 1968,

Victoria and Albert Museum - List of Rubbings of Brasses

A very good copy. 115pp + 56 plates. The rubbings are classified and arranged in chronological order and date back as far as the 13th century.
Published : HMSO, London 1915, First Edition

Von Pufendorf Samuel - De Officio Hominis et Civis Juxta Legem Naturalem Libri Duo Vol. 1

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in beige cloth lettered in black. No ownership inscription and not foxed. This volume includes a photographic reproduction of the edition of 1682 with an Introduction by Dr. Walther Schucking and a List of Errata.. This is a volume in "The Classics of International Law" series.
Published : Oxford University Press, New York 1927,

Von Volborth Carl-Alexander - Heraldry Customs, Rules and Styles

Nd. c. 1990. 4to. A very good copy. Paperback. 229pp. Many illustrations including colour.
Published : New Orchard Editions, Poole,

Vurpillot Eliane - The Visual World of the Child

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 372pp. 37 tables. Described as "the first comprehensive study of the relationship between cognitive development and perceptual activities in small children". It explores how children interpret visual information and gradually build up a picture of the world.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1976, First Edition

Walker John E.N. - A Record of the Mount Sinai Holy Royal Arch Chapter of Jerusalem Numbered 1,81,37,56,47,49 and Today 19

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board.,384. Illustrated. Errata slip. Author's compliment slip and By-Laws of the Chapter loosely laid in.
Published : Privately Printed for the Author 1970, First Edition

Watson John - The Cave-Dweller's Dream and Other Poems

Hardback.. A good copy in publ;isher's black cloth with title in gilt on front board. Lacks all before title page (including frontispiece?).102 pages. Not foxed. Poems in English on a wide variety of subjects e.g. "Peace and War", "On Life and Faith", "To the Highlanders" etc.
Published : William Smith, Bon-Accord Press, Aberdeen 1902, First Edition

Wells Professor F.A. - The British Hosiery and Knitwear Industry: Its History and Organisation

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 256pp. 10 plates. 4 diagrams. First published in 1935. Part2 dealing with the modern industry has been completely rewritten for this edition.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1972,

Wheeldon Linda (Editor) - Aspects of Language Production

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xi,419. Figures. Diagrams. "The focus of this volume is experimental psycholinguistic research into language production processes."
Published : Psychology Press, Hove, East Sussex 2000, First Edition

Wheeler, Harry (Revised By James Blake) - Exhibition and Flying Pigeons

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.viii,327. Numerous illustrations. "This book covers the management of pigeons, both as a hobby and for racing."
Published : Nimrod Press Ltd, Alton, Hampshire 1989,

Wheen, Francis - The Chatto Book of Cats

Illustrated by John O'Connor.
A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 406 pages. An enchanting and unusual anthology.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1993, First Edition

Whitaker Joseph, F.S.A. - An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1905

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on red leather spine, which is a little rubbed at ends. 792 pages +151 pages of adverts at rear. A mine of information about a bygone age.
Published : Whitaker, London 1904, First Edition

Whitman Alfred - The Print-Collector's Handbook

A good copy. Just a little wear to the spine ends. Some foxing to endpapers. 164pp. 80 illus.
Published : George Bell & Sons, London 1903,

Wilcox Ella Wheeler - A Woman's Letters Her Counsel to Other People's Sons and Daughters

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's light blue cloth with title and illustration in white on front board and title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Some foxing to page ends. 293 pages. Letters concern maternity, the ministry, polygamy, creeds and marriage, the attentions of married men and many other subjects.
Published : Gay & Hancock, London 1912, First Edition

Williamson David and Ellis Patricia (editors) - Debrett's Distinguished People of Today 1988

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Some creasing to a few pages. 1125pp. The first edition of this publication. Described as an indispensable reference book and a mine of useful and fascinating information.
Published : Debrett's Peerage Ltd., London, First Edition

Wimhurst C.G.E. - The Book of the Hound

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some wear at the edges. Some fore-edge foxing. PP.xv,208. Illustrated.
Published : Frederick Muller, London 1964, First Edition

Wing Charles - Evils of the Factory System Demonstrated By Parliamentary Evidence

A good copy in green cloth which has been covered in a clear adhesive material. Ex-college reference library with usual markings. Pp.clxxxvi,498. First published in 1837 the book includes evidence given in 1832 to a Parliamentary Committee about the factory system, reports of the committee, parliamentary debates etc.
Published : Frank Cass & Co, London 1967,

Young, James D. - Women and Popular Struggles: A History of British Working-class Women 1560-1984

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 219 pages.
Published : Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh 1985, First Edition