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The Arts

Dickson Robert - Introduction of the Art of Printing Into Scotland

A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black. Bevelled edges. Upper board a little marked. This is no. 106 of the small paper edition of 500 copies. Pp.xvi,98. 27 illustrations. Three of the six chapters are on Androw Myllar.
Published : J & J.P. Edmond & Spark, Aberdeen 1885, First Edition

Dilke, Lady - French Engravers and Draughtsmen of the XVIIIth Century

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in the original cloth which is lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Not foxed. Pp.xix,227. 50 illustrations.
Published : George Bell & Sons, London 1902, First Edition

Douglas Bill (Edited By Eddie Dick, Andrew Noble and Duncan Petrie) - Bill Douglas : A Lanternist's Account

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 237 pages. Numerous illustrations. Includes the scripts of Douglas's trilogy: "My Childhood," My Ain Folk," and "My Way Home" together with various articles about Douglas and his film-making.
Published : BFI Publishing in Association with the Scottish Film Council, London 1993,

Dowling Henry G. - A Survey of British Industrial Arts

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper (designed by Frank Brangwyn) with a few closed edge tears two of which have been internally repaired. A clean, attractive, copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 57pp + 100 plates. Covers interior decoration, furniture and woodwork, carpets and textiles, metalwork, lighting and heating, pottery and glass.
Published : F. Lewis, Benfleet, Essex 1935, First Edition

Erdmann Prof. Alfred and Braun Adolphe A. - Decorative Writing and Arrangement of Lettering

Nd. c. 1922. 4to. A good copy. 132pp + 4pp adverts. 67 plates including colour.
Published : Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd., London,

Eyre-Todd George (Editor) - Ancient Scots Ballads with the Traditional Airs to Which They Were Wont to be Sung with Harmonies for The Pianoforte Arranged By Emile Berger

Large 4to. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in red. Some mainly end-paper and edge foxing. 218 pages. Includes the words and music to many of the finest Scots traditional ballads together with a Note on each ballad. As the editor says: "Probably no country in Europe was richer than mediaeval Scotland in popular minstrelsy".
Published : Bayley & Ferguson, London, First Edition

Fenton, James - You Were Marvellous: Theatre Reviews from the Sunday Times

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn but just a little faded on the spine. Signed by the author on the title page. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 272 pages. This is a selection of Fenton's theatre reviews.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1983, First Edition

Foort Reginald - The Cinema Organ a Desciption in Non-Technical Language of a Fascinating Instrument and How it is Played

A good copy in a fair dustwrapper with a number of chips. Some splashing to title page but otherwise a nice copy internally. Pp.vii,126 + adverts at front and back. 58 illustrations. Difficult to find in first edition.
Published : Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd., London 1932, First Edition

Foot, Mirjam M. - The Decorated Bindings in Marsh's Library, Dublin

A near fine copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on upper board. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xii,130. 8 colour plates. Numerous black and white illustrations. A study of the fine European book bindings - mainly from the 16th-18th centuries- in Marsh's Library, Dublin.
Published : Ashgate Publishing Limited 2004, First Edition

Fournier Katou and Lehmann Jacques - Le Chat Magnifique

4to. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 184 pages. A book of superb cat photographs in colour. Text in French
Published : Editions Cartes D'Art, Paris 1987, First Edition

Fox Charlotte Milligan - Annals of the Irish Harpers

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and with harp in gilt on upper board. A little wear to spine ends and board tips. No ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,[1],320. Six illustrations. Includes a memoir of Edward Bunting in nine chapters, a memoir of Arthur O'Neill in four chapters, three chapters of the diary and letters of Patrick Lynch and chapters on the harp in ancient Ireland, the last harpers, famous harps etc.
Published : John Murray, London 1917,

Francatelli Charles Elme - The Royal Confectioner : English and Foreign. A Practical Treatise on the Art of Confectionary in All Its Branches; Comprising Ornamental Confectionary Artistically Developed; ---Also, the Art of Ice-making, --

A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on spine and upper board. Pencilled ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xxvii,422 + 6pp adverts. 5 wood engravings. 8 (of 9) chromolithographs, lacking the plate at page 278. The author was at one time head chef to Queen Victoria.
Published : Chapman and Hall, London 1866,

Francis Grant R. - Old English Drinking Glasses Their Chronology and Sequence

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good dustwrapper with minor edge tears. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.xxxi,214. 72 plates illustrating 385 drinking glasses etc. Deals mainly with 18th century drinking glasses and includes a lengthy chapter on "Glasses devoted to the Jacobite cause and clubs."
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London 1926, First Edition

Freeman Michael - The 35MM Handbook a Complete Course from Basic Techniques to Professional Applications

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 320pp. Many illustrations including colour. An invaluable work of reference for every photographer.
Published : Leisure Books 1987,

Fulton, Willie - The Hebridean kitchen: A light-hearted look at aspects of cooking in the Western Isles of Scotland

Softback. Ring-bind format. A good copy. Unpaginated - about 40 pages. A quirky item on various colours of paper. Recipes on the left-hand page with a drawing on each right-hand page. Recipes for sea-weed, bran-bread, oven scones, clootie dumpling etc, not to mention "poached" salmon! Uncommon.
Published : Buidheann-foillseachaidh nan Eilean an Iar, Stornoway 1978, First Edition

Gabszewicz Anton - Bow Porcelain: The Collection Formed By Geoffrey Freeman

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a couple of small edge tears. A clean copy internally without ownership inscription or other marking. 164 pages. 10 colour plates. 270 black and white illustrations.
Published : Lund Humphries, London 1982, First Edition

Ganthony Robert - Bunkum Entertainments: Being a Collection of Original Laughable Skits

Hardback. Nd. but catalogue at end is dated 6/12 so may be 1912. A very good copy in the original decorated green cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription. Moderate edge foxing. Pp.[xiv],188 + 20pp catalogue. Frontispiece. Illustrations in text. "The following collection of travestical or burlesque sketches are intended to offer to the amateur an opportunity of amusing his friends with a new class of entertainment in which the fyn created is a substitute for the genuine entertainment parodied, and an excuse for the humorous swindle perpetrated". Parodies conjuring, juggling, phrenology, second sight, spiritualism etc.
Published : L. Upcott Gill, London,

Garner Philippe - The Contemporary Decorative Arts from 1940 to the Present Day

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 224pp. Many illus. including colour. A survey of the developments in every category of the applied arts from 1940 to 1980.
Published : Phaidon, London 1980, First Edition

Gibbs-Smith Charles H. - The Fashionable Lady in the 19th Century

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 184pp. After an Introduction and Descriptive Commentary there are 200 plates in black and white of day and evening dresses, corsets etc. dealing with each five-year period in the century.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1960, First Edition

G�nzl, Kurt - The British Musical Theatre Volume 11 1915-1984

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.ix,[3],1258. A superbly detailed reference work which deals in chronological order with every original British musical performed in London's West End between 1915 and 1984 as well as many produced in the provinces.
Published : Macmillan, London 1987,

Godden Geoffrey A. - British Porcelain an Illustrated Guide

A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper. 451pp. 567 plates. Deals with porcelain pieces from more than forty factories.
Published : Barrie & Jenkins, London 1974, First Edition

Godden, Geoffrey A. - Caughley and Worcester Porcelains, 1775-1800

Hardback. A fine copy in a price-clipped, very good plus dustwrapper. No.1185 of 1500 copies. Pp.xxxvii,336. 10 colour plates. 317 black and white plates. Described as "one of the most important ceramic reference books" which "has successfully resolved the problem of distinguishing between the porcelains made at the Caughley and those made at the Worcester factory." First published in 1969 this second limited printing has a new Introduction by the author, additional illustrations and other minor amendments.
Published : Antique Collectors' Club Ltd 1981,

Gordon Enid and Shirley Midge - A Taste of the Belgian Provinces

Illustrated by Charles Burton.
4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription. 223pp. Profusely illustrated. A book of Belgian cuisine with many recipes.
Published : The Tuesday Group 1982, First Edition

Gow, Ian - The Scottish Interior: Georgian and Victorian Decor

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protectred in a clear removable sleeve. 174 pages. Numerous black and white illustrations. "Scotland has a vigorous and independent history of interior decoration and in this pioneering visual study Ian Gow traces its history and development."
Published : Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh 1992, First Edition

Grant Jamie - Winter in Glen Lyon

Hardback. Oblong 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Unpaginated. (Approx. 130 pages). A collection of black and white photographs of Glen Lyon in Winter. "Taken over ten long winters, this book is a unique celbration of the landscapes, people and spirit of Scotland's longest glen."
Published : Watermill Books, Aberfeldy 2013, First Edition

Grigson, Jane - The Best of Jane Grigson's Desserts

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Previous owner's name on f.e.p. 92 pages Good plus dustwrapper which is rubbed on spine and has l closed tear. Not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover. This collection includes adaptations of homely family puddings and some of the traditional English dishes which she loved.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1993, First Edition

Haining John - Introducing Model Traction Engine Construction

A very good copy. Paperback. 112pp. Illustrated. UK postage on this item one pound.
Published : Special Interest Model Books Ltd. 2002,

Hair Graham (Editor) - The Music of Thomas Wilson : A Symposium

4to. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. 231 pages. Musical examples. A collection of essays which gives, for the first time, an extended, considered, synoptic view of the life's work of Thomas Wilson (1927-2001) who is widely considered to be the leading Scottish composer of his generation.
Published : Musica Scotica Trust, Glasgow 2004, First Edition

Halsey Mike and Youngmark Lore - Foundations of Weaving

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Red on spine has faded to yellow. 205pp. 16 plates. 137 figures. Errata slip. "Provides all the relevant information and instruction for the creation of textiles of your own design".
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1980,

Harrison, Max; Fox, Charles; Thacker, Eric - The Essential Jazz Records Volume I Ragtime to Swing

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated pictorial boards. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,595. This is a personal selection of the 250 best jazz records from the earliest roots of the music to the beginnings of the modern jazz era.
Published : mansell Publishing, London 1984, First Edition

Heath Ambrose - American Dishes for English Tables

A very good copy in a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has minor edge tears/chips. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Not foxed. 179 pages. "Simple instructions in the preparation of 300 favourite American dishes".
Published : Hamish Hamilton, London 1939, First Edition

Hodgett, Gerald A. J. - Stere Htt Well: A Book of Medieval Refinements, Recipes and Remedies from a Manuscript in Samuel Pepys's Library

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Approx. 58 pages. Introduction by Delia Smith. Recipes and remedies for ailments from a 15th century manuscript with a modern English edition on facing pages.
Published : Mary Martin Books, Adelaide 1972,

Honey W.B. - German Porcelain

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows wear and tear at the top of the spine. Little foxing and no ownership inscription. Pp.xv,56 + 96 monochrome plates at end. 4 colour plates in text.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1947, First Edition

Hope Robert Charles - Mediaeval Music: An Historical Sketch

A very good copy in original red cloth with gilt lettering. Some writing on front end-paper. 181pp. Diagrams. Unopened.
Published : Elliot Stock, London 1894, First Edition

Hughes G. Bernard - English and Scottish Earthenware 1660-1860

Nd. c. 1965? A very good copy in a good dustwrapper showing a little wear and tear at the edges. 238pp. 50 plates including 4 in colour. 5 line drawings.
Published : Abbey Fine Arts, London,

Hughes Therle and Bernard - English Painted Enamels

A very good copy in a poorish dustwrapper with some chips and tears. Not foxed. Small ownership inscription. 156pp. 8 colour and 83 black and white illustrations. The first book to attempt a detailed study of 18th century enamelling in Britain.
Published : Country Life, London 1951, First Edition

Jacob Naomi - Me - in the Kitchen

Hardback. A very good copy, just a little darkened on spine.. No dustwrapper. 144 pages. A cookery book by the well-known novelist with a narrative rather than recipe-based format.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1935, First Edition

Jacobs Bertram - Axminster Carpets (hand-made) 1755-1957

4to. A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper with one or two small closed tears. 80pp +89 illustrations at rear. Tipped-in colour frontispiece.
Published : F. Lewis, Leigh-On-Sea 1970, First Edition

Jenkins, David Fraser - John Piper: A Painter's Camera - Buildings and Landscapes in Britain 1935-1985

Oblong 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 141 pages. 119 photographs. Introductory essay. A selection of photographs by the well-known painter and illustrator.
Published : The Tate Gallery, London 1987, First Edition

Jones E. Alfred - Catalogue of the Plate of Oriel College Oxford

Large 4to. A very good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. No ownership inscription. A little end-paper foxing but otherwise clean. Pp.xxviii,96. Frontispiece and 20 plates at end.
Published : Oxford University Press 1944, First Edition

Joy, Edward T. - English Furniture, 1800-1851

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription. 318 pages. 8 pages of colour illustrations. 400 black and white photographs. A detailed consideration of the stylistic developments of the period.
Published : Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications, London 1977, First Edition

Kavanagh Peter - The Irish Theatre Being a History of the Drama in Ireland from the Earliest Period Up to the Present Day

Hardback. A good copy in a good dustwrapper, now protected, which is largely complete but which shows a little edge wear and tear. The book has a fairly considerable spine lean. 489 pages. Frontispiece and ten illustrations. Described as "a monumental and exhaustive history of every facet of the dramatic movement in Ireland".
Published : The Kerryman Limited, Tralee 1946, First Edition

Kendrick A.F. - English Decorative Fabrics of the Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries

4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is chipped at the spine ends. Smallish ownership inscription. 88 pages of text followed by 52 plates. Frontispiece. Includes embroideries, tapestries and carpets.
Published : F. Lewis, Benfleet Essex 1934, First Edition

Kidson Joseph R. And Kidson Frank - Historical Notices of the Leeds Old Pottery

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Pp. x, 161. 21 plates. This is a reprint of a book first published in 1892 with a new introduction by Peter Walton. It was the pioneer monograph on the pottery.
Published : S.R. Publishers & the Connoisseur 1970,

Knutsson, Bo - Swedish Art in Glass 1900-1990: An Important Private Collection

Softback. Oblong 8vo. A very good copy. Text in English and Japanese. Unpaginated. Comprises a short introduction followed by 138 examples illustrated in colour with a brief description of each.
Published : Knuttson Art and Antiques, Vanersborg, Sweden 1991, First Edition

Komisarjevsky Theodore - The Costume of the Theatre

Small 4to. A good copy. Spine darkened with some fading to the lettering. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription. Some pencilled drawings on rear end-papers. Pp.xiii,178. Frontispiece and 44 illustrations.
Published : Geoffrey Bles, London 1931, First Edition

Lake Nancy - Menus Made Easy; or, How to Order Dinner and Give the Dishes Their French Names

A good copy in brown decorated cloth which is a bit marked on the back board. Ownership inscription. Pp.viii,182. Described as "a humble endeavour to afford some assistance to ladies in the daily difficulty of what to order for dinner, and how to describe it"!
Published : Frederick Warne, London 1889,

Larner Gerald and Larner Celia - The Glasgow Style

Softback. A very good copy. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.vii,23 + 205 illustrations with accompanying text. In the 1890s Glasgow was one of the centres of the European Arts and Crafts Movement. "This book ----is the most complete record ever produced of an episode in 20th century art history whose importance and influence is being increasingly appreciated."
Published : Astragal Books, London 1980,

Layton T. A. - Five to a Feast

Hardback. A very good copy. Spine slightly faded. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to Sir Compton Mackenzie, decribed as "The man who escaped!!". 219 pages. End-paper maps. Part 1 is headed "The Great Banquet of 1363". Part II is headed "Nearly Six Centuries Later"and is concerned with the author's catering career and five of his food and drink loving friends.
Published : Gerald Duckworth & Co, London 1948, First Edition