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Collinson, Francis - The Bagpipe: The History of a Musical Instrument

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Gift inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xx,257. 24 plates. 19 figures. Described as "a fascinating full-length history of one of the world's most interesting and ancient musical instruments."
Published : Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1975, First Edition
£28.00

Compton Theodore - William Cookworthy

A good copy in rather darkened and dusty white boards. A little pencilled underlining to early pages.138pp. Frontis and four illus. The biography of the discovereer of English china-clay and the first maker in England of true porcelain.
Published : E.Hicks, Junr., London 1895, First Edition
£18.00

Conway, Susan - Silken Threads and Lacquer Thrones : Lan Na Court Textiles

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 281 pages. Numerous illustrations, many in colour. This is a history of the Lan Na princes, their alliances and the textiles and dress of their 19th century courts.
Published : River Books, Bangkok 2002, First Edition
£25.00

Copeland, Robert - Spode's Willow Pattern and Other Designs After the Chinese

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 182 pages. Numerous illustrations.
Published : Studio Vista/Christie's, London 1980, First Edition
£12.00

Cotton Bernard D. - Scottish Vernacular Furniture

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 304 pages. 544 illustrations of which 412 are in colour. An authoritative study founded on thirty years of research.
Published : Thames & Hudson, London 2008, First Edition
£30.00

Coysh, A.W.; Henrywood, R.K. - The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery, 1780-1880 Volumes I and II

Hardbacks. 4to. A near fine two volume set in near fine dustwrappers. Vol. I is a 1982 reprint. 421 pages. Vol. II is a 1989 first edition. 239 pages. Both volumes profusely illustrated in colour and black and white. With more than 3,300 entries in the two volumes they constitute the standard reference work for these popular and much collected wares. Please note these heavy books will require extra postage.
Published : Antique Collectors' Club Ltd 1989,
£50.00

Cruickshank Graeme - Prestonpans Pottery a Definitive Study of Scotland's Heritage

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 288 pages. Nearly 400 illustrations including many in colour. Prestonpans was the centre of the Scottish pottery industry in the 18th century and the tradition continued up to the 1930s. This is the definitive history of that industry.
Published : Prestoungrange University Press with Burke's Peerage and Gentry, Prestonpans 2007, First Edition
£60.00

Cumming Elizabeth (Editor) - The Art of Modern Tapestry : Dovecot Studios Since 1912

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Signed by the editor on the title page. 192 pages. Numerous coloured plates and figures. Documents the work and role of interantional tapestry workshop, Dovecot Studios. "Offers the definitive account of one of the world's most innovative centres of textile art production." Includes an essay by Dovecot Director, David Weir on "Dovecot Today."
Published : Lund Humphries in Association with Dovecot Studios 2012, First Edition
£32.00

Dater Judy - Imogen Cunningham: a Portrait

4to. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 125pp + 60 photographs by Cunningham at end. Further illustrations in text.
Published : Gordon Fraser, London 1979, First Edition
£40.00

David, Elizabeth - Harvest of the Cold Months: The Social History of Ice and Ices

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Small previous owner's inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xvii,413. 12 colour plates. Black and white illustrations in text. Described as "a meticulously researched social history" of the part played by ice in history in relation to food.
Published : Michael Joseph Ltd, London 1994, First Edition
£14.00

De Castres Elizabeth - A Collector's Guide to Tea Silver 1670-1900

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small edge tear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 136pp. 56 plates.
Published : Frederick Muller, London 1977, First Edition
£9.00

De Salverte, Comte Francois - Les Ebenistes Du XVIII Siecle Leurs Oeuvres et Leurs Marques

Softback. A good plus copy in wraps. Spine a little torn at ends and smallish part of title piece missing. Internally a very good, clean copy. Unopened. Pp.xxiv,352 + loose errata page. 72 plates. A biographical dictionary of 18th century European furniture makers.
Published : Les Editions D'Art et D'Histoire, Paris 1953, Quatrieme Edition Revue et Augmentee
£40.00

Dean Irene F.M. - Scottish Spinning Schools

A near very good copy in a similar dustwrapper. The front fixed end-paper shows evidence that the book was at one time in a library but there are no actual library markings. Pp.xi,150. 8 illustrations. Attempts to elucidate the part played by technical education in fostering the Scottish woollen and linen industries. Described as "an important contribution not only to the educational but also to the social and economic history of Scotland".
Published : University of London Press 1930, First Edition
£20.00

Dick Stewart - Arts and Crafts of Old Japan

A good copy in brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. 153pp. Illustrated.
Published : T.N. Foulis, Edinburgh 1906,
£9.00

Dick Stewart - Arts and Crafts of Old Japan

A very good copy. Spine a bit darkened but the gilt lettering is clear. 153pp. + adverts. Frontispiece and 28 illustrations.
Published : T.N. Foulis, Edinburgh 1908, First Edition
£9.00

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
£38.00

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
£24.00

Dolge Alfred - Pianos and Their Makers

Hardback. A good plus copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Some fading to spine and rear board. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. 478 pages. Numerous illustrations throughout. "A comprehensive history of the development of the piano from the monochord to the concert grand player piano."
Published : Covina Publishing Company, Covina California 1911, First Edition
£18.00

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,
£22.00

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
£60.00

Duveen Edward J. - Colour in the Home: With Notes on Architecture, Sculpture, Painting and Upon Decoration and Good Taste

Hardback. Folio. A very good copy in light blueish-green cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription. Pp.ix,168. 44 full-page illustrations including 32 in colour.
Published : George Allen, London 1911, First Edition
£35.00

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, Second Edition
£12.00

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
£60.00

Fairley Robert (editor) - Jemima : The Paintings and Memoirs of a Victorian Lady

Hardback. A fine copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine. Profusely illustrated in colour. No inscriptions. 207 pages. Fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. Jemima Blackburn (1823-1909) was a watercolourist of outstanding ability whose keen sense of observation gives a faithful and evocative picture of life in 19th century Scotland.
Published : Canongate, Edinburgh 1988, First Edition
£8.00

Farmer Henry George - History of the Royal Artillery Band 1762-1953

A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Sellotape traces on end-papers otherwise a nice clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,485. 24 plates.
Published : Royal Artillery Institution, London 1954, First Edition
£20.00

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
£20.00

Fini Leonor and Kaleya Tana - Chats D'Atelier

Folio. Appears to be first edition of 1988. A fine copy in a dustwrapper which has one smallish edge tear to the rear panel. Unpaginated. Weird and wonderful cat photographs in colour. Text in French.
Published : Michele Trinckvel,
£35.00

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
£35.00

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

Hardback. 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
£65.00

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
£15.00

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,
£85.00

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, --

Hardback. 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, Second Edition
£120.00

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
£150.00

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, Reprint
£10.00

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
£18.00

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,
£40.00

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
£5.00

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
£22.00

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, Reprint
£70.00

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
£8.00

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,
£38.00

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
£12.00

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
£18.00

Grigson Jane - Jane Grigson's Fruit Book

Illustrated by Yvonne Skargon.
Hardback. A near very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has one small closed edge tear. No ownership inscription and not foxed. A few splash marks, especially at page 278/279, show that the book has been used for its intended purpose. Pp.xiii,[v],508. Black and white illustrations.
Published : Michael Joseph Ltd, London 1982, First Edition
£30.00

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
£8.00

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, Reprint
£5.00

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

Softback. 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
£35.00

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, Third Impression
£5.00

Hancock, E. Campbell - The Amateur Pottery & Glass Painter, with Directions for Gilding, Chasing, Burnishing, Bronzing and Groundlaying

Hardback. Nd. c.1880 A good plus copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription. Pp.xv,198 + 4pp adverts. Numerous illustrations including frontispiece and two others in colour.
Published : Chapman and Hall, London,
£12.00