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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hardback. A fair plus 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

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

Smith C.J. - Synonyms Discriminated a Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the English Language, with Descriptions of Their Various Shades of Meaning and Illustrations of Their Usages and Specialities

A very good copy in brown cloth decorated in gilt and black and lettered in gilt. Pages uncut. This is a nice, clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 610pp.
Published : Bell & Daldy, London 1871, First Edition

Smith W.J. (editor) - James Chalmers Inventor of the Adhesive Postage Stamp

A very good copy in a complete but rather scuffed and marked dustwrapper. 148pp. 11 illus. The book sets out to show it was Chalmers and not Rowland Hill who invented the adhesive postage stamp.
Published : David Winter & Son Ltd., Dundee 1970, First Edition

Smith, Adam - Essays on Philosophical Subjects with Dugald Stewart's Account of Adam Smith [Volume Three of the Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith]

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.ix,358. Includes miscellaneous pieces by Smith in addition to his essays on philosophical subjects and Dugald Stewart's account of Smith. Includes a General Introduction, an Introduction to each subject area and an Index of Persons.
Published : Oxford University Press, Oxford 1980,

Sparrow Judge Gerald - Murder Parade

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions.13 black and white photographic illustrations as listed. 190 pages. A fair dustwrapper showing some edge wear and with a piece missing on the rear panel. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected in a removable cover. "This is a book for the connoisseur of murder. The notorious and unusual murders described are mainly British starting with the Wallace case, the perfect crime - but two American and two Far Eastern murders, including the murder of King Ananda of Thailand, make up the fascinating collection."
Published : Robert Hale Ltd., London 1957, First Edition

Spence Lewis - Myth and Ritual in Dance, Game and Rhyme

A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Ownership inscription and some ink writing on a couple of pages. Pp.x,202. Well illustrated.
Published : Watts & Co, London 1947, First Edition

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

Stephens Meic - Linguistic Minorities in Western Europe

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with faded (but easily readable) lettering on spine and one smallish edge tear. No ownership inscription. Pp.xxxv,796. 15 maps. "Describes the cultural and political situations of over fifty linguistic minorities in sixteen States of Western Europe." Includes Gaelic, Welsh and Cornish.
Published : Gomer Press 1976, 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

Stevenson, Pauline - Edwardian Fashion

Hardback. Large 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which apart from being price-clipped is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 128 pages. Illuistrated throughout including 8 pages of colour illustrations. A nostalgic survey of the clothing and style of the Edwardian era.
Published : Ian Allan Ltd, Shepperton, Surrey 1980, 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,