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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

Pearson Neil - Obelisk: A History of Jack Kahane and the Obelisk Press

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. Very small ownership label on front end-paper. Pp.xiii,[1],494. Illustrated, mainly in colour. The story of the Paris publisher of the early works of Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Anais Nin and others together with cheap erotica. Includes a complete bibliography of Obelisk titles.
Published : Liverpool University Press 2007, First Edition
£14.00

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

Price Harry - Confessions of a Ghost-Hunter

A good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A small piece of the cloth has worn through at the foot of the lower board. Some foxing. 396 pages. Frontispiece and 16 illustrations + 10 illustrations in the text.
Published : Putnam, London 1936, First Edition
£50.00

Professor Hoffman - Later Magic

Hardback. Nd. [1904]. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt and decorated on spine and upper board. A little wear to board edges. Previous owner's name stamped (not too obtruvisely) on front end-paper. Not foxed. Pp.xviii,554 + 2 pages publisher's adverts at end. 221 figures in text. In addition to the tricks themselves the author has included more than in previous books of the conjurer's "patter" which accompanies the tricks.
Published : George Routledge & Sons Ltd, London, First Edition
£125.00

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

Redfern Percy - The Consumers' Place in Society

This is a presentation copy from the Co-Operative Union to the Lord Provost of Brechin and is signed by the chairman and secretary of the Union. It appears to be a copy specially bound by the Cooperative Printing Society and is in dark green leather with gilt lettering and decoration. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. 107pp.
Published : Co-operative Union Ltd., Manchester 1920, First Edition
£25.00

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

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

Ross, George MacDonald & McWalter Tony (Editors) - Kant and His Influence

Hardback. A fine copy in publisher's maroon cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Pp.xv, 374. Very good illustrated dustwrapper (would be fine but there is a small crease on the spine and front panel which appears to be a production flaw). The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. The book "shows how Kant's thought has had a marked effect on philosophers, both Continental and British, social and art historians, theologians and Church leaders".
Published : Thoemmes Antiquarian Books, Bristol 1991, First Edition
£20.00

Rule, John - The Experience of Labour in Eighteenth-Century Industry

A fine copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. 227 pages. Deals with work and health, trade unionism, apprenticeship etc.
Published : Croom Helm, London 1981, First Edition
£12.00

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

Saintsbury George - A Scrap Book

A very good copy in white boards with red cloth spine lettered in gilt. Some fading to spine. This is one of 300 large paper copies signed by the author. Pp.xvi,299.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1922, First Edition
£20.00

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

Sanderson C.C. (Editor) - Pedigree Dogs as Recognised By the Kennel Club

A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Some fading to spine but the lettering is clear. No ownership inscription. Some end-paper and fore-edge foxing. Pp.xvi,362. 143 illustrations.
Published : T.Werner Laurie, London 1927, First Edition
£28.00

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

Scott-Elliot W. - The Story of Atlantis a Geographical, Historical and Ethnological Sketch

A good copy although lacking a small piece of the cloth at the head of the spine. Spine faded. Ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,87. 3 (of 4) maps present in pocket at end.
Published : Theosophical Publishing Society, London 1914, Reprint of Second Edition
£10.00

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

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
£25.00

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
£5.00

Smyth Sir John - Beloved Cats

Illustrated by Lady Smyth.
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has minor edge wear and tear. Bookplate of Compton MacKenzie to whom the book was sent for review with a review slip from the publisher loosely laid in. 84 pages. Photographs and line drawings. The story of the author's two Siamese cats.
Published : Frederick Muller, London 1963, First Edition
£10.00

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 fairdustwrapper 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
£18.00

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
£14.00

Spoth Max (edited by W.H. Evans) - Spoth's Cake Making and Decoration.

Hardback. .A very good copy in publisher's maroon cloth. Many black and white photographs and coloured frontispiece. 380 pages. Described as "a compilation of practical and tested recipes for all kinds of cakes with an extensive illustrated section of modern cake designs".
Published : Virtue & Co. Ltd., London 1950, First Edition
£25.00

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
£18.00

Stephen Adrian - The "Dreadnought" Hoax

Hardback. A very good copy in the original cream boards with illustration to upper board. Spine a little browned. A little wear to lower board tips. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 47 pages. Frontispiece and two other illustrations. The story of a hoax in 1910 by Horace De Vere Cole and friends (including Virginia Woolf) who had themselves made up as Abyssinian Royals and tricked the navy into showing them around their flagship, the battleship H.M.S. Dreadnought.
Published : Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London 1936, First Edition
£120.00

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

Hardback. 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
£65.00

Stewart John B. - The Moral and Political Philosophy of David Hume

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Lacks dustwrapper. Pp.viii,[2],422. A study of Scotland's foremost philosopher.
Published : Columbia University Press, New York and London 1963, First Edition
£15.00

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, Reprint
£6.00