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Swain John - The Pleasures of the Torture Chamber

Hardback. Publisher's turquoise cloth with title in dark blue on spine. Some mottling to the cloth. No inscriptions. Faint tape marks on front and rear free endpapers. Many black and white illustrations. 229 pages. Chip from page 69/70 means a few words have been lost. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. This is a history of torture, written in a sardonic vein with liberal quotations from historical sources and with many illustrations reproduced from rare old engravings and woodcuts. Looks a lovely copy at first sight but with the defects mentioned.
Published : Edward O. Beck (Publishers) Ltd., London 1957, Thirteenth Imnpression

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, Reprint

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, Second Revised Edition

Timbs John - English Eccentrics and Eccentricities

Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's black cloth with gilt vignettes on front board and spine and title in gilt on spine. Spine ends a little rubbed. Black endpapers. No inscriptions. Light foxing to title page. Coloured frontispiece and many black and white illustrations.. 578 pages with 32 page catalogue at the rear. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1877, New Edition

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, First Edition Thus

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

Tudor-Hart Beatrix - Play & Toys in Nursery Years

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in black on spine. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. 7 black and white illustrations including frontispiece. Chapters covering the period from birth to 6 years with a further chapter on "What a Nursery School provides". 86 pages. Good dustwrapper showing wear and chips to spine, and some edgewear. Foreword by Susan Isaacs.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London 1945, Reprint

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

Tweedale Violet - Found Dead and Other True Ghost Stories

A very good copy in original green cloth lettered in black. 255pp. Six true ghost stories.
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London 1928, 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, Reprint

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, Reprint

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 UK 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

Watts Diana - The Renaissance of the Greek Ideal

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Some foxing to end-papers. 186 pages. Numerous illustrations. A study of how the state of physical excellence enjoyed by the Ancient Greeks may be attained today..
Published : William Heinemann, London 1914, 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, Revised Edition

Wheeldon Linda (Editor) - Aspects of Language Production

Hardback. 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

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, Third Edition with Additions

Wiesinger Alois - Occult Phenomena in the Light of Theology

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a number of tears. A few stamps from a Catholic church library. Pp.xvi,294. The author was a distinguished Cistercian theologian.
Published : Burns & Oates, London 1957, First Edition

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, Reprint

Wrightson Thomas - On the Punishment of Death

A good copy in greenish-blue pebbled cloth. A piece of the cloth surface has come off at the spine ends (approx. 2.5 centimetres at bottom of spine). Label on front end-paper intimates the book was presented to the Ravenstonedale library in 1893 and the library rules are pasted onto the rear end-paper but there are no stamps. Pp.xxiv,113. An early treatise advocating the abolition of capital punishment.
Published : John Hearne, London 1837, Third Edition Greatly Augmented

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

Hardback. 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