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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
£60.00

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

Hardback. 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, First Edition Thus
£10.00

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
£9.00

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
£15.00

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,
£6.00

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
£15.00

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
£10.00

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
£60.00

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

Hardback. 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
£28.00

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
£70.00

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
£24.00

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
£70.00

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
£23.00

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, Reprint
£15.00

Kinnaird, Alison - The Harp Key: Music for the Scottish Harp

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription ot other internal marking. 94 pages. Preface, Introduction, 24 harp tunes, background notes etc.
Published : Kinmor Music, Temple, Midlothian 2003, Reprint
£7.00

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
£45.00

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
£22.00

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, Fifth Edition
£18.00

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
£20.00

Lemaire Henri - La Valencienne and L'Ecole Du Tulliste

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. A little superficial water damage to boards. Two volumes in one. Pp.132 and 36. Numerous illustrations. Text in French. Deals with lace embroidery.
Published : Nuez & Cie, Lille 1906, First Edition
£100.00

Levine, Gemma - Faces of British Theatre

Hardback. Square 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 227 pages. A collection of portraits of actors, actresses, writers, directors etc. Preface by Sir John Gielgud.
Published : Prion, London 1990, First Edition
£12.00

Lindsay Lady Sarah - A Few Choice Recipes

Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Patterned end-papers. No ownership inscription. Pp.vi,234. Recipes mainly collected from the manuscript books of the author's family and friends "several given by epicures well known in former days".
Published : Richard Bentley & Son, London 1883, First Edition
£25.00

Litchfield Frederick - Illustrated History of Furniture from the Earliest to the Present Time

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Bevelled edges. Pp.xxii,358. Coloured frontispiece. Numerous black and white illustrations. This edition is revised and considerably enlarged.
Published : Truslove and Hanson, London 1907, Sixth Edition
£11.00

Llanover, Lady - The First Principles of Good Cookery

Hardback. This would be a fine copy in a fine dustwrapper except that the lower board tips are a little bumped. Signed by Bobby Freeman who wrote the Introduction to this edition. Pp.24,xii,491. 12 plates + a further new plate of the author at the end of the Introduction. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1867, to which has been added a 6,000 word Introduction and an Index. Loosely inserted is the press release for this edition headed ""Cookery Classic republished after 124 years".
Published : Brefi Press, Tregaron, Dyfed 1991, Reprint
£28.00

Lorinczy Gyorgy - A Budai Var

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. 84 black and white photographs of the Budai Var area of Budapest by the photographer of the acclaimed "New York, New York". Text in Hungarian.
Published : Corvina, Budapest 1967, First Edition
£50.00

Lorinczy Gyorgy - Sopron

Hardback. A very good copy in illustrated laminated boards. 123 photographs of the Hungarian city of Sopron by the acclaimed avant-garde photographer of "New York, New York". Text in Hungarian.
Published : Corvina, Budapest 1971, First Edition
£50.00

Lowe Robson - Masterpieces of Engraving on Postage Stamps 1840 - 1940

Hardback. A very good copy in a dustwrapper which lacks a piece (approx. 3 inches by 1 inch) at top of front panel. A lovely clean copy internally. 96 pages. Over 400 illustrations. Descibed as a "Limited De Luxe edition" but no limitation given.
Published : Postal History Society, London 1943, First Edition
£30.00

MacDonald, Joseph - Compleat Theory of the Scots Highland Bagpipe

Hardback. Folio. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.vi[xi],36. First published in 1803 this is a facsimile reprint of the 1927 edition. Music examples. New Introduction by Seumas MacNeill. Described as "the earliest authentic record of a piper's view of his music -- which has undoubtedly provided much source work for later preparations."
Published : S. R. Publishers Ltd., Wakefield, Yorkshire 1971,
£35.00

MacKay, Angus - Collection of Ancient Piobaireachd or Highland Pipe Music

Hardback. Folio. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 208 pages. This is a facsimile reprint of the first editioin of 1838 with a new Foreword by Seumas McNeill in which he says of the book that "it records the heritage of the MacCrimmons for all time in a form which can be understood and used by succeeding generations of pipers." Includes historical information on the tunes and on the families of pipers.
Published : EP Publishing Ltd., Wakefield 1972,
£120.00

Mackenzie Compton - The House of Coalport 1750-1950

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 128 pages. Colour and black and white illustrations. The story of Coalport china. This copy came from the author's library but this is evidenced only by his pencilled initials and library reference number.
Published : Collins, London 1951, First Edition
£15.00

MacNeill, Seumas; Richardson, Frank - Piobaireachd and Its Interpretation : Classical Music of the Highland Bagpipe

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which is a little "sunned" to the spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.v,130. Descibed as the first serious attempt to explain piobaireachd (pibroch) to the general public "and to convey the old tradition of playing it for the benefit of pipers and enthusiasts".
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1987, First Edition
£50.00

Matthews Denis (editor) - Keyboard Music

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Previous owner's name on front pastedown. 386pp. Describes the music written for the clavier from the virginal to the grand piano.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1972, First Edition
£6.00

McEwen R.F. (Preface) - Nelson Hall Concerts - Edinburgh a List of the Programmes (1901-1914) Together with an Analysis of Their Contents

N.d. c.1914. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in white. 116 pages. These concerts appear to have been free and aimed at improving the musical taste of the ordinary citizens of Edinburgh. An uncommon title.
Published : Privately Published, First Edition
£22.00

McKendrick, Melveena - Theatre in Spain, 1490 - 1700

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.xii,330. 12 plates. "This is the first book to examine the rise of Spain's extraordinary national theatre in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in all its aspects--."
Published : Cambridge University Press 1989, First Edition
£30.00

McNeill Carol - Kirkcaldy Potteries

A fine copy. Softcover. 96 pages. Many illustrations including colour. Considers both Wemyss Ware and the work of four other Kirkcaldy potteries.
Published : Fife Publicity 2000, Reprint
£18.00

McNeill, Carol - Kirkcaldy Potteries

Softback. A fine copy. 96 pages. Many illustrations with some in colour. The book "concentrates mainly on the men and women who worked in the four Kirkcaldy potteries or whose families owned them, to record a little of the lives of the people whose products now give us so much enjoyment."
Published : Fife Publicity 1998, First Edition
£15.00

McVeigh, Patrick - Scottish East Coast Potteries, 1750-1840

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is price-clipped but otherwise complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other marking. Pp.xiii,194. 100 illustrations of which 85 are in colour. Described as "a volume that will be of great value to students and collectors of Scottish pottery."
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1979, First Edition
£30.00

McVeigh, Patrick - Scottish East Coast Potteries, 1750-1840

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Pp.xiii,194. 100 illustrations (of which 85 are in full colour). A highly regarded work " of great value to students and collectors of Scottish pottery."
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1979, First Edition
£30.00

Meehan Joseph (Editor) - Photography Yearbook 1996

4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 225pp. Over 200 photographs in colour and black and white.
Published : Fountain Press, First Edition
£12.00

Meighn Moira - A Little Booke of Conceited Secrets & Delightes for Ladies Wherein is Contained the Most Incomparable Recipes & Choicest Curiosities of Many Good Huswives & Learned Doctors of Phisicke

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's turquoise cloth with maroon spine. Black and white illustrations. 79 pages. Good dustwrapper with title typewritten on darkened spine by previous owner. The wrapper is not price-clipped and has some fading and small slight surface damage to front panel. Contains recipes taken "from the manuscript pages of gentle ladies of bygone days, who had a touching faith in the quaint potions and mixtures they brewed so sedulously".
Published : The Medici Society, London 1928, First Edition
£25.00

Meulenbelt-Nieuwburg, Albarta - Embroidery Motifs from Dutch Samplers

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 193 pages. 6 colour plates. 14 black and white photographs. Over 700 line illustrations. "The designs wil be a fruitful source of ideas to all embroiderers."
Published : B T Batsford, London 1984, Second Edition
£8.00

Michaelson Katherine - A Centenary Exhibition of the Work of David Octavius Hill 1802-1870 and Robert Adamson 1821-1848

A very good copy in paper covers. 86pp. 31 plates. An exhibition catalogue.
Published : Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh 1970, First Edition
£12.00

Milet, Jacques and Forbes, Robert - Toy Boats, 1870-1955: A Pictorial History from the Forbes Magazine Collection

Hardback. Oblong 4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little frayed along the lower edge of the rear panel. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.viii,110. Numerous illustrations mainly in colour.
Published : Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1979, First Edition
£15.00

Mockridge Patricia and Philip - Weathervanes of Great Britain

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 320pp. More than 200 illustrations. The first comprehensive study of the subject.
Published : Robert Hale, London 1990, First Edition
£32.00

Moran James - Stanley Morison His Typographic Achievement

4to. A near-fine copy in a similar, price-clipped, dustwrapper. 184 pages. Many illustrations. A study of one of the major figures in the history of typography.
Published : Lund Humphries, London 1971, First Edition
£12.00

Murray Alexander - The Domestic Oracle: Or a Complete System of Modern Cookery and Family Economy Containing Directions for Purchasing, Keeping and Dressing All Kinds of Butcher's Meat, Fish, Poultry and Game

Nd. Probably mid-19th century. A fair to good copy in green cloth with red leather spine lettered and decorated in gilt. A little wear and tear at spine ends and edges. Front hinges cracked. 567pp + 8pp index. 8 illustrations (of 9). The "Marketing" illustration is absent. There is no evidence of its removal and it may not have been inserted in this edition. The book's lengthy title also refers to "hints to masters and instructions to servants: observations calculated tro diminish expense and to promote comfort in housekeeping; monitions for the preservation of health and a copious collection of receipts for family purposes and occasional circumstances".
Published : "Printed for the Publisher", London,
£200.00

Murray J. Clark - The Ballads and Songs of Scotland, in View of Their Influence on the Character of the People

A good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. A little marked on rear board. 205pp + 56pp catalogue. Explores the influence the ballads and songs of Scotland have exerted on the character of the Scottish people.
Published : Macmillan, London 1874, First Edition
£22.00

Nettel Reginald - A Social History of Traditional Song

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper wchich has a little wear and tear at the edges. Some foxing to the boards. 282pp. Includes love songs, highwaymen's songs, drinking songs, negro spirituals, sailors' songs etc. First published in 1954 under a different title.
Published : Adams & Dart, London 1969,
£8.00