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The Arts

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

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.,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

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,

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,

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

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

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

MacDonald, Joseph - Compleat Theory of the Scots Highland Bagpipe

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,

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

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

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

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

McKendrick, Melveena - Theatre in Spain, 1490 - 1700

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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,

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ramsay Allan - The Tea-Table Miscellany: Or, a Collection of Choice Songs, Scots and english

Small 8vo. A good copy in a full leather binding. Rebacked with new spine laid down. Title page and frontispiece browned. Small ownership inscription. Four volumes in one. 448pp +8pp glossary of Scots words used in the songs. This edition is described as "the compleatest and most correct of any yet published".
Published : A. Millar, London 1763,

Ramsden Charles - Bookbinders of the United Kingdom (Outside London) 1780-1840

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 4to. 250pp. 16 plates.
Published : B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1987,

Rogers John C. - English Furniture Its Essentials and Characteristics

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. Some foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.xxiv,188. Numerous illustrations. Deals with oak, walnut and mahogany furniture.
Published : Country Life, London 1923, First Edition

Rolleston Mrs. J.D. and Harris Mrs. K.M. - The Emboideress Volume Six a Collection of Articles Published in Parts 41 to 48 of This Quarterly Magazine Treating of the Practice and History of All Kinds of Decorative Needlework, Including Stitches, Designs & Materials

Hardback. 4to. Externally a very good copy in light green cloth lettered in dark green. Internally good with one loose page. Pp.967-1154 + 4pp index. Numerous illustrations.
Published : James Pearsall & Co Ltd. And Old Bleach Linens Ltd. 1933, First Edition

Rudnitsky Konstantin - Russian & Soviet Theatre Tradition & the Avant-Garde

4to. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 320pp. 64 colour illustrations. 393 black and white illustrations. Deals with the development of Russian theatre in the early part of the 20th century up to 1932.
Published : Thames & Hudson, London 1988, First Edition

Sandon, John - The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain: Volume One 1751-1851

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 384 pages. 101 colour plates. 465 black and white illustrations. A standard reference work.
Published : Antique Collectors' Club 1993, First Edition

Sandys William and Forster Simon Andrew - The History of the Violin and Other Instruments Played on with the Bow from the Remotest Times to the Present, Also, an Account of the Principal Makers, English and Foreign, with Numerous Illustrations

Hardback. A good plus copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear at spine ends. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xii,390. Coloured frontispiece. 2 other plates. 58 figures in text. A reprint of the first edition with "Reeves & Turner" appearing in gilt at the foot of the spine.
Published : John Russell Smith, London 1864,

Schlesinger Kathleen - The Precursors of the Violin Family Records, Researches and Studies

A very good copy in original green cloth lettered in gilt. 658pp. Over 200 illustrations and plates. Includes a 97pp bibliography of music and archaeology. This is the second volume of a two volume work, the first volume being concerned with modern orchestral instruments. This volume includes indices to the two volumes. The text of each volume, however, seems to stand alone.
Published : William Reeves, London 1910, First Edition

Scorsese Martin and Wilson Michael Henry - A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 191pp. Profusely illustrated. A look at American films from the silent movies to the 1970s.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1997, First Edition

Shapiro Nat and Hentoff Nat (Editors) - The Jazz Makers

Hardback. A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which is chipped at the spine ends and which shows some wear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,368. Illustrated. "Tells of the lives and works of twenty-one jazzmen".
Published : Rinehart & Company, New York 1957, First Edition