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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

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, First Softback Edition
£10.00

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

Macadam J.H. (Introduction and Notes) - The Baxter Books of St. Andrews. A Record of Three Centuries

Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Minor tears at head of spine. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Some light pencil marking in text. Pp.ciii,338. Frontispiece and six plates. Partly unopened. Comprises the records of the minutes of the proceedings of the Incorporation of Bakers of St. Andrews from 1548 to 1861.
Published : Scottish Association of Master Bakers, Leith 1903, First Edition
£20.00

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. 48 pages. 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

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

Marks, P.J.M. - Beautiful Bookbindings : A Thousand Years of the Bookbinder's Art

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper (smallish faded patch). 192 pages. Colour illustrations throughout. Erratum slip loosely inserted. Introduction on the history and craft of bookbinding then considers in detail 100 of the most beautiful bookbindings of the last 1000 years.
Published : The British Library, London 2011, First Edition
£28.00

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

McLean, Ruari and Antonia - Benjamin Fawcett: Engraver and Colour Printer

Hardback. A fine copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. In a complete untorn dustwrapper which shows some fading to the spine. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. 196 pages. 9 colour plates and "upwards of 36 illustrations in black and white." "The book includes a checklist of all known publications containing plates by Fawcett, with every individual plate listed."
Published : Scolar Press, Aldershot 1988, First Edition
£25.00

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 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

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

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

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

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

Nicoll Allardyce - English Drama 1900-1930 the Beginnings of the Modern Period

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 1083pp. A very substantial piece of work of which more than half consists of a hand-list of plays acted and printed during the years covered with information on production dates and publication.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1973, First Edition
£12.00

Norman John - The Organs of Britain an Appreciation and Gazetteer

A very good copy in a complete dustwraper which has suffered water damage and adhesion to the rear cover. Internally the book is unaffected. 330pp. Illustrated. Includes a history of organs, how to listen to them, organ builders etc. together with a gazetteer of where they are to be found.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1984, First Edition
£25.00

Normand Tom - Scottish Photography: A History

Hardback. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small edge tear. Signed by the author on the title page. No ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.188 + 3pp index. 142 illustrations including colour.
Published : Luath Press Ltd, Edinburgh 2007, First Edition
£15.00

Norris Pipe Major W. - The Glendaruel Collection: Bagpipe Music Comprising Marches, Strathspeys & Reels

Nd. c. 1951? Internally good but paper covers are rather worn, marked and torn with ink blot at top corner of first few pages. 61pp. Includes 24 Marches, 12 Strathspeys and 12 Reels.
Published : Mozart Allan, Glasgow,
£15.00

Null Harold - Riva Di Po Fotografie Di Harold Null

Folio. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Preface by Riccardo Bacchelli followed by 56 full page captioned photographs by Null who was an American and long-time resident of Europe. A nice clean copy.
Published : Edizioni Valdonega, Verona 1965, First Edition
£48.00

Oliver. Michel - La Cuisine Est Un Jeu D'enfants

A near very good copy. Folio. Ring-bind format with stiff card covers. Board tips a little worn. Two or three letters of the title on the decorated front cover are faded. Very good internally with colour illustrations by the author throughout. Unpaginated. Consists of recipes for children to make. Preface by Jean Cocteau. Text in French.
Published : Librairie Plon, Paris 1963, First Edition
£30.00

Ord-Hume Arthur W.J.G. - Clockwork Music an Illustrated History of Mechanical Musical Instruments from the Musical Box to the Pianola from Automaton Lady Virginal Players to Orchestrion

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has a little edge wear and tear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 334pp. Numerous illustrations. The story of instruments producing mechanical music with an Appendix containing the names of instruments and their makers.
Published : George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London 1973, First Edition
£22.00

Ord-Hume, Arthur W. J. G. - Harmonium the History of the Reed Organ and Its Makers

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn but with some fading to the spine (although the lettering is clear). A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 256 pages. 50 plates. Frontispiece and 54 line illustrations + 11 additional illustrations. This is the first ever comprehensive history of the reed organ.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1986, First Edition
£28.00

Owens L.T. - J.H. Mason 1875-1951 Scholar- Printer

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xvi,192. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations. Traces the life and work of Mason who was one of the great scholar-printers of the 20th century.
Published : Frederick Muller, London 1976, First Edition
£7.00

Parry Stephen - Miniature Decanters and Whisky Measures

A very good copy Softcover. 15 pages. 4 pages of illustrations. A monograph published to coincide with an exhibition of the collection it describes.
Published : Polyptoton, London 1981, First Edition
£8.00

Pearce Harry Hastings - On the Origins of Waltzing Matilda (Expression, Lyric, Melody)

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which has the trace of a damp-stain at the foot of the spine and lower board. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 145 pages. Frontispiece and eight illustrations.
Published : The Hawthorn Press, Melbourne 1971, First Edition
£10.00

Perugini Mark Edward - The Omnibus Box Being Digressions and Asides on Social and Theatrical Life in London and Paris, 1830-1850

A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. 287pp. Many illustrations.
Published : Jarrolds, London 1933, First Edition
£5.00

Philpott John (Foreword By Tony Worobiec) - Face the Camera: The Portrait Photography of John Philpott

4to. Paperback. A fine copy. 48pp. Monochrome portrait photography.
Published : Creative Monochrome Ltd. 1994, First Edition
£6.00

Pinto Edward and Eva - Tunbridge and Scottish Souvenir Woodware with Chapters on Bois Durci and Pyrography

A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is a bit chipped and torn and with sellotape repairs. 149pp. 63 plates. 17 figures. The first full-length study of the decorative woodware produced in the 19th century at Tunbridge Wells and in Scotland.
Published : G. Bell & Sons, London 1970, First Edition
£40.00

Ponting Herbert and Hurley Frank - 1910-1916 Antarctic Photographs. Scott, Mawson and Shackleton Expeditions

Hardback. Oblong 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 120 pages. Contains numerous captioned photographs by Herbert Ponting from Scott's expedition of 1910-1913 and by Frank Hurley from Mawson's expedition of 1911-1913 and Shackleton's expedition of 1914-1916. Foreword by Sir Vivian Fuchs. Introduction by Jennie Boddington.
Published : Macmillan, London 1979, First Edition
£25.00

Pringle W. J. - Melrose Abbey in Twelve Photographic Views

Hardback. 4to. A good plus copy in a green half-leather binding which shows a little scuffing. Raised bands on spine. Titled in gilt on upper board. All edges gilt. Foxing to end-papers and title page (which has a photographic vignette) but the 12 full-page photographic plates are clean. Quite scarce.
Published : Marion & Co, London 1870, First Edition
£110.00