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Image for THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON D.C. ITS PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTURAL AND DECORATIVE FEATURES in the colours of the originals

THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON D.C. ITS PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTURAL AND DECORATIVE FEATURES in the colours of the originals

By: --------------

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., USA, HOWARD GREY DOUGLAS: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122437

Condition: Good


Slate Green Heavy paper covers with cloth quarter binding laced with cord. Laid on colour plate and printed short title in white. Landscape format 240 x 280 mm approx. Bound in 8pp contents booklet on white laid paper. Unpaginated. 22 full colour tipped in plates all as called for. Undated. Copyright date to reverse of front cover1901.Presumed 1st Edition as later copies have black and white illustrations. Good (Book- rubbing and nicks to edges of covers. The book has recently been re-backed with a cloth quarter binding applied. This done as the original glue had failed and the spine was heavi... View more info

Image for ROMAN ANTIQUITIES: OR AN ACCOUNT OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE ROMANS ; DESIGNED TO ILLUSTRATE THE LATIN CLASSICS, BY EXPLAINING WORDS AND PHRASES, FROM THE RITES AND CUSTOMS TO WHICH THEY REFER.

ROMAN ANTIQUITIES: OR AN ACCOUNT OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE ROMANS ; DESIGNED TO ILLUSTRATE THE LATIN CLASSICS, BY EXPLAINING WORDS AND PHRASES, FROM THE RITES AND CUSTOMS TO WHICH THEY REFER.

By: ADAM , ALEXANDER , LLD

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, THOMAS TEGG & SON: 1834

Seller ID: 4760

Condition: Good


H/b. Dated 1834 to Title page [ mdcccxxxiv ] Original green cloth boards with laid on paper title block to spine. 528pp. Approx 100 Engravings on Wood and Steel with numerous notes and improved indices, by James Boyd LLD ; to illustrate the Latin Classics - words. phrases, rites & customs . [ old ink name previous owner to front paste down & title page. End papers & binding sound. Corners rounded with shelf wear to boards but no fraying of cloth. The title block is brittle - chipped and browned being consequently virtually illegible. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

Image for MORE NURSERY RHYMES , The Three Little Pigs , Simple Simon & The House That Jack Built illustrated by Artist Frank Adams

MORE NURSERY RHYMES , The Three Little Pigs , Simple Simon & The House That Jack Built illustrated by Artist Frank Adams

By: ADAMS , Frank , Artist

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, BLACKIE & Son Ltd: 1935

Seller ID: 120237

Condition: Good


UNCOMMON title.Undated c. 1930's? pos.1st? Three classic Nursery Rhymes illustrated by Renouned Artist Frank Adams with humour. 27 full-page b/w.Small pocket-size Square H/b card-boards. Cloth spine , Colour plate Frontis of 3 pigs ; same as the cover. Unpaginated- 62pp.[ almost erased childs name - feint outline, no other inscsp. or annotation., light spot-dot marks to page margins of light handling. centre-hessian exposure to 2 pages but sewn bindings sound. fade to cloth spine.small edgewear corner col rub/loss. a 15x6mm area missing from front cover.Spotting also to rear plain card. Please... View more info

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THE LETTERS OF A PORTUGUESE NUN (MARIANNA ALCOFORADO) Revised edition

By: ALCOFORADO, MARIANNA PRESTAGE, EDGAR (TRANSLATOR)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, DAVID NUTT In the Strand: 1897

Seller ID: 118349

Condition: Very Good


2nd Revised Edition.Green cloth boards with gilt titles to front board, 170x115mm approx. 80pp incl. Bibliography and opinions on the 1st edition. 24pp Introduction by the translator followed by the text of 5 letters written in 1667 by Marianna Alcoforado who had been "let down" by her lover a French Army Officer. The bibliography runs to 6 pages and is testament to the intensity and power of the letters. VG (Minor shelf wear to boards, Front free end paper replaced, a few foxing spots to prelims and last few pages. No other notable defects). Please see our image of the actual book offered for... View more info

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STORIES FROM HANS ANDERSEN De Luxe Edition

By: ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN , DULAC , Edmund [ Signed by this Artist ]

Price: £2,500.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON: 1911

Edition: Deluxe Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator(s)

Seller ID: 9505

Condition: VG


Original full morocco binding with gold tooling to spine and front board, Decorative end papers repeating the Peacock Design to front board, 250pp printed on Japanese velllum with 28 tipped in full colour plates by Edmund Dulac. De Luxe edition limited to 100 copies signed by Dulac of which this is number15. VG ( Book- A few marks to the leather binding with small chip to head of spine of up to 10x5mm. No previous owner name or inscription, Tissue guard to frontis browned. No other notable defects). One of the Scarcest Signed Limited Editions and therefore an investment opportunity.Oversize,... View more info

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

By: APEY , DEBORAH , HAGUE , MICHAEL ,

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, METHUEN / Methuen Children's Books: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 3558

ISBN: 0416452809

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine H/b in VG D/j.1st thus. Retold by Deborah Apy a former copywriter. Artist Michael Hague - Honours, Art & Design College. Illus full page Colour pictures.A classic Fairy-Tale. [ red boards gilt titles, no inscps ] Dust Jacket price clipped. no los, .cover starting to cream. 64pp. 260x210mm. Large, Slim Vol. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE WORLD OF ICE Or The Whaling Cruise of the Dolphin and The Adventures of Her Crew in the Polar Regions

By: BALLANTYNE , R M ,

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son Ltd / Blackie's Library of Famous Books: 1930

Seller ID: 119558

Condition: VG


H/b Dust Jacket VG/Gd-.Undated c.1930's. Red+ gilt titles & blind embossed decs.Colour Frontis ;-" The Two Parties Mingled Together with the Utmost Confidence".Publisher Blackies Library of Famous Books. Boy's Adventure Classic Fiction with author Biographical Note & Preface.Contents listing 26chpts.223pp.[ bright clean red book no inscsp. tight binding. light-med fox tan to foredge , 1st/last page margins.] cream col illus D/j not clipped,some spine fade to red lettering.llittle grubby from handling, small edgewear loss max 5x10mm spine base but no tears/creases. now in clear propriet... View more info

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THE CORAL ISLAND The Children's Illustrated Classics

By: BALLANTYNE , R M , BATES , Leo ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London / New York, DENT / DUTTON: 1961

Seller ID: 124586

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b in Good D/j. Dent/Dutton Classics series. illus.8 Colour plates & in line by Artist Leo Bates.First published in this edition 1949, last reprint 1961. Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751 etc." [a castaway/ the desert isle/ journey in Scottish Highlands / the notorious Jacobite / Alan Breck Stewart / wicked uncle / his many sufferings / the belt of gold etc.] green illus.cloth with red titles and matching green illus. end papers,tight bindingd , No inscsp. no annotation, light fox tan to foredge.[Orange illus. Dust Jacket not price clipped 10/6 , ligh... View more info

THE BRONTES

By: BARKER , Juliet , Doctorate Medeavil History , Former Curator & Librarian of Bronte Parsonage Museum

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, FRANCES LINCOLN: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124446

ISBN: 0297812904

Condition: Very Good


Larger VG H/b in VG D/j.1st.The first book to strip away a century of legend, revealing the truth about the Brontes and their extraordinary lives.A spectacular achievement, a vivid picture of 19th.c.Yorkshire by this Yorkshire born author who lived within a few miles of Hawthorn House all her life. Eleven years research is behind this work. She is the author of many books about the Brontes & a regular Radio / Television contributor. Listed b/w illustrated+2 Maps of Hawthorn & Vicinty. Intro; Foreword.Akns; Notes, Ancillary Source Info; Characters & Places in the Juvenilia. Index. Thick forma... View more info

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HERO LEGENDS OF THE WORLD

By: BAUMANN , Hans , HOLZING , Herbert ,

Price: £8.95

Publisher: London New York, DENT DUTTON: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120238

Condition: VG+


H/b , Dust Jacket , VG+/Good+. 1952. Dent/Durtton Childrens Classics.C.I.C series no 95.Colour Frontis & b/w illustrated by Artist Herbert Holzing.Exotic, rich & compelling tales by Hans Baumann. English text by S Humphries.Outstanding collection global Myths Folk tales & Legend worldwided. Set in 4 parts; - Eastern Europe & Siberia / Africa / Asia & Australia / America. Intro; [ brown boards with black title blocks with gilt decs. surround & tiles; both spine & front.book itself is Fine as new, however neat ink name to fep[ 1st blank page] D/j not price clipped.spine med even fade,edgewear ti... View more info

Image for MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT FACSIMILE 1937 Annual

MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT FACSIMILE 1937 Annual

By: BESTALL , ALFRED

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, DAILY EXPRESS: 1986

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 4061

ISBN: 0850791650

Condition: Near Fine


1937 Annual FACSIMILE.Thicker format H/b near FINE. Paper covered illustrated boards red cloth spine. Numbered Collectors' Edition with most of the wrap around promotional band ( price cut away) Very minor bump to top corners and minor rubbing. No previous owner name or inscp. Boards bright and clean.[ This book Belongs to is blank] PLS See our image View more info

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RUPERT and the Young Dragon , Rupert Colour Library series

By: BESTALL , Alfred , HARROLD , John ,

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Maidenhead, PURNELL Books: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119968

ISBN: 0361034873

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b Good D/j.1st ed. 45pp. Rupert Colour Library series.Rupert's adventures with his new friend the young Dragon.Written as a Story [ not in verse] internally Fine. no inscsp.tight binding, col illus end papers. Laminated boards light edgewear.[ Dust Jacket not clipped, no tears/loss , med edgewear colour rub/fade/loss with assoc. crease- mainly base edges. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

Image for EDELWEISS Fur Frauensinn und Frauenherz Eine Auswahl aus der Neueren und Neueten Lyrik

EDELWEISS Fur Frauensinn und Frauenherz Eine Auswahl aus der Neueren und Neueten Lyrik

By: BETTEL , Dr Karl ,

Price: £25.00

Publisher: STUTTGART, DRUCK und VERLAG von Greiner & Pfeiffer: 1885

Seller ID: 120754

Condition: Very Good


Undated c. 1885.GERMAN TEXT. Red H/b with Gilt decorative boards. Classic 19th century Poetry.Wonderful illustrations - profusely illus. A real charm of a book. Gilt to top,side and base foredge of book.Internally VG very clean copy throughout.small neat fading ink inscsp to 1/2 title page.fox tan 1st/last few pages only. Publisher adverts to rear.after Index.Light thuimb-size stain to rear.Sunned spine.Please see our actual images View more info

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THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING NECKLACE , THE FIFITH ADVENTURE OF THE FIVE FIND-OUTERS AND DOG

By: BLYTON , ENID

Price: £18.50

Publisher: LONDON, Methuen & Co: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124310

Condition: VG


Green cloth boards+ black titles & spy glass/finger print. 167pp +1 of other titles published by Methuen. Line illustrations by J.Abbey. The Find-outers seek to crack the case of the burglaries going on in Peterswood with or without the assistance of Policeman Mr Goon alias "Clear-Orf". First published in Nov 1947 this is a 1959 reprint..VG/VG (Book- No notable shelf soiling or wear to boards. School prize book plate to front paste down. Binding sound and square with no other defects. Dust Jacket- price clipped. Mild to moderate shelf rubbing and soiling and red author title to spine sun fade... View more info

Image for NODDY HAS AN ADVENTURE All Aboard for Toyland no 17

NODDY HAS AN ADVENTURE All Aboard for Toyland no 17

By: BLYTON , Enid ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, SAMPSON LOW / Marston & Co.Ltd / Dennis Dobson Ltd: 1970

Seller ID: 122296

ISBN: 0361004192

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b in VG D/j.[ internal FINE throughout] c.1970's. No 17. Colour illustrated all pages.60pp This Book Belongs to is blank.[ No inscsp. tight binding,illus. end papers, Fine throughout, minor edge & spine-fold col/rub/loss/spots ] Dust Jacket not clipped, minor edgewear col/rub/crease/dot-loss & fade to spine. Other titles listed to rear jacket inner flap. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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NODDY HAS MORE ADVENTURES The Tiny Noddy Book no 2

By: BLYTON , Enid , BEEK ,

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, SAMPSON LOW / Marston & Co./ C.A.Publications Ltd: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121589

Condition: Good +


Uncommon.Very Small P/b. c.1951.[undated 1st ed] 3+ half x3 inches square] Original Artist Beek: illustrated in b/w with col.cover.Story pages clean throughout without loss or colour-in [ No inscsp.No annotation.sound tight binding, stapled. paper-card pages creamed End papers+ foredge tanned] covers med fox tanning.light edgewear & crease.col rub/loss spine.no loss, VG for this book. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

Image for NODDY and the BIG BALLOON ,  The Noddy Ark Book no 5

NODDY and the BIG BALLOON , The Noddy Ark Book no 5

By: BLYTON , Enid , BEEK ,

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, SAMPSON LOW / Marston & Co./ C.A.Publications Ltd: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122078

Condition: Good


Very Small P/b. c.1951.[undated 1st ed] 3x4 inches square] Original Artist Beek: illustrated in b/w with col.cover.internal story cream card pages are Fine.throughout.no loss . no colour-in. no annotation.No inscsp.tight binding, stapled.[ covers good, small area sky loss.minor edgewear. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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BEECHY of the HARBOUR SCHOOL

By: BRENT-DYER, ELINOR M., WARDILL ,

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, OLIPHANTS Limited: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7282

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b.Good- D/j.1st. A Scarce title.Green boards with black lettering to spine & blind embossed publisher's device to front board. 96pp. Colour Frontis by Artist Wardill;- repeating the illustration to the Dust Jacket.(book- glue residue from prize-bookplate to front blank end paper. Pages tanned. No previous owner name & no other notable defects. D/J price clipped with moderate to heavy rubbing to extremities & loss, principally around head of spine. Max area 14x15mm approx. Wear to colour at flap & spine folds with small tears to rear panel with associated line creases - max tear 20mm at to... View more info

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BABAR Comes To AMERICA an Original Laurent de Brunhoff Book

By: BRUNHOFF , Laurant de ,

Price: £8.50

Publisher: NEW YORK, ABRAMS Books for Young Readers / Harry N Abrams Inc / HNA: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 123935

ISBN: 0810972441

Condition: Fine


FINE Laminated H/b in Good D/j.Book claims" Reinforced Binding", colour illustrated all pages.1st ed thus.1st print.10987654321. Babar, King of the Elephants, receives an invitation to meet with the President of the United States. illus. end papers.Book Fine, no inscsp ] matching design to Dust Jacket, not price clipped, spine fade , edgewear nicks & crease. Unpaginated. 270x190mm Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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WESTWARD HO!

By: CHARLES KINGSLEY

Price: £18.00

Publisher: LONDON, The Religious Tract Society: 1927

Seller ID: 119812

Condition: Very Good


Green Cloth Boards with Illustrations to spine and front board, black titles. 220x150mm approx. 597 nos. pp.Undated circa 1920's. Colour Frontis + 16 b/w plates + 50 line drawings in text. A sound clean copy of Kingsley's classic adventure story illustrated by Finnemore and from the library of the Late Vice Admiral Sir John Charles Young Roxburgh RN with His Siignatures to front paste down at age 12 and later to front free end paper. VG (Book - Boards respectably clean with no significant shelf wear. Binding sound with no other previous owner name or insc.) Please see our images of the actual ... View more info