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THE CLOCKMAKER'S LIBRARY The Catalogue of the Books and Manuscripts in the Library of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

By: BROMLEY, JOHN

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, Philip Wilson Publishers for Sotheby Parke Bernet: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10466

ISBN: 0856670332

Condition: VG


Blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt blocked Livery Device to front board. 136pp.52 b/w plates. Interesting work which not only catalogues the contents of the library founded in 1813 but reproduces some of the notable contents including much on the John and William Harrison "Longitude" prize, Watch Papers, Title pages of important works etc etc. VG/G (Book- no previous owner name or insc. No notable defects. Dust Jacket- Moderate to heavy wear to ... View more info

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PETER BULL'S BOOK OF TEDDY BEARS

By: BULL, PETER

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, CASSELL & CO: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119427

ISBN: 0304298506

Condition: Near Fine


Brown Boards with gilt titles to spine. 250x195mm approx. v + 154pp. Illustrated with line drawing chapter heads and with many photos this is a celebration of the Teddy Bear , telling of the first teddies, of famous, intrepid and therapeutic bears to those who go on picnics. A must for all arctophiles.Peter Bull - Universally known actor & Joint proprietor of Zodiac Emporium - reputation of a fun & very witty speaker. Near Fine/Near Fine Book- light offset browning to fr... View more info

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MODERN FIREARMS

By: CADIOU ,Yves, Aeronautical Engineer & Technical Translator. ALPHONSE , Richard ,

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, ROUTLEDGE & KEGAN PAUL: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 3596

ISBN: 0710084242

Condition: VG+


Large VG+ H/b in VG D/j.1st.thus.Authors R Alphonse, whose family have been Gunsmiths for 5 Generations, and Y Cadiou, an Aeronautical Engineer. Modern Firearms Over 850 illus.b/w & Colour plates, including 120 Technical Data Sheets presenting a methodical catalogue & an Indispensiable Reference book.Translated, from French, by Simon Pleasance.[ previous publications Guide des Collectonneurs d'aAmse des Poing, & Monsieur Winchester, & L'aristocratie du Pistolet.] 300x210... View more info

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NEEDLEWORK , The Smithsonian Illustrated Library of Antiques

By: CAVALLO , ADOLPH S

Price: £12.00

Publisher: USA, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11588

Condition: Near Fine


Adolp S Cavallo Consultant & Curator, Cooper-Hewitt Museum , Smithsonian Library of Antiques, Needlework Through the Centuries , Tapestry, Indigenous , Far East , Raised Embriodery, Fabric Textiles Design. Spanning 2,000 years this is a charm of a book for all interested in ebroidered work - dragon robes , festival costumes, Middle Age wall hangings etc.[ Art & design] craftsmen, Antiquities & social history.Book Green 1/4 binding to boards+gilt titles to front & spine.n... View more info

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ANCIENT CHINESE BRONZES IN THE SHANGHAI MUSEUM

By: CHEN PEIFEN Curator of Chinese Bonzes Shanghai Museum

Price: £18.50

Publisher: LONDON, SCALA BOOKS: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123525

ISBN: 1857591143

Condition: VG+


Grey cloth effect paper covered boards with gilt titles to spine, 280 x 200 mm approx. 96 pp. Illustrated in colour and with b/w rubbings to highlight the decorative detail of the bronzes. Written by the then curator of Chinese Bronzes at the museum and published to mark the opening of the new gallery in 1995 the book incorporates all five stages of Chinese Bronze technology from the Emergent Stage (21st-16th Century BC) through to the Renewal Stage (7th Century- 221 BC)... View more info

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GOLFING BYGONES , Shire Series No 233

By: CONANNON , Dale , Professional Golfer

Price: £1.00

Publisher: Risborough, SHIRE Publications Ltd: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119912

ISBN: 0747800359

Condition: VG -


D Doncannon professional golfer & teacher.Shire no 233.32p. 1894 oil painting to front cover.Contents - Early golf / clubs/ balls / collecting ] further reading.places to visit. [ col illus cover book - Clean tight staples , ink inscsp , small feint top corner crease line 10mm. no other notable defects. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE HISTORY OF WINCHELSEA ONE OF THE ANCIENT TOWNS ADDED TO THE CINQUE PORTS

By: COOPER , WILLIAM DURRANT , F.S.A.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, JOHN RUSSELL SMITH: 1850

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8595

Condition: Good


1850 h/b.Olive green cloth boards with blind embossed boards and gilt title to spine. vii+ 264pp + 12 page publisher's catalogue at end. Fold out frontis map (street plan) of Winchelsea in 1763 by Charles Stephens + 10 other plates as listed in the instructions to the binder. Numerous other line illustrations and tables in text. Published by subscription with list of subscribers- less than 250 copies) indicating that the print run would have been modest- which accounts f... View more info

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INSPECTOR WEST AT BAY

By: CREASEY , John

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Pan Books Ltd: 1962

Seller ID: 118500

Condition: Very Good


VG P/b 1962 3rd.Great Pan P/b.John Creasey - West is the quarry in ruthless game of blind man's buff.[ light tan to paper, tight binding, no inscsp, light wear] Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

OLD ENGLISH PLATE, ECCLESIASTICAL, DECORATIVE, AND DOMESTIC: ITS MAKERS AND MARKS

By: CRIPPS, WILFRED JOSEPH

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON: JOHN MURRAY 1891:

Seller ID: 1592


235x165mm approx. Dark Green cloth boards with chamferred edges, Loepard Head gilt plate mark to top board. Gilt lettering to spine. First published in 1878 this is the fourth edition revised and corrected with 117 illustrations, and upwards of 2,400 facsimiles of plate marks.Contains a wealth of information including chapters on Care of Old Plate, The Mediaeval Guilds of goldsmiths in France and England, Legislation from the time of Charles II. Table of London Marks, Pr... View more info

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THE SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF SIR TOADY LION WITH THOSE OF GENERAL NAPOLEON SMITH An Improving History for Old Boys, Young Boys, Good Boys, Bad Boys, Big Boys, Little Boys, Cow Boys and Tom Boys

By: CROCKETT, SAMUEL RUTHERFORD , BROWNE, GORDON ,

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, GARDNER, DARTON AND CO: 1897

Seller ID: 11099

Condition: Good


Green cloth boards with black, yellow and white illust. and titles. xiv + 379pp + 16 pp of publisher's adverts. Undated, copyright 1897 in USA Stokes. Appears therefore to be 1st UK or early reprint of such. Frontis + 68 other line illustrations by Artist Gordon Browne as called for. Adventures of our heroes Arthur George (Toady Lion) and Hugh John Picton Smith ( General Napoleon Smith) two young boys inspired by events of history and empire. The illustrations by Gordon ... View more info

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WILLIAM AND THE BRAINS TRUST

By: CROMPTON , RICHMAL

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes Limited: 1950

Seller ID: 11433

Condition: Good +


Good+ H/b.1950. 4th Imp.A sound reading copy of an early Just William title.illus in line by Artist Thomas Henry. Red cloth black titles.252pp No inscsp. Spine evenly sunned, general shelf wear to boards with speckled fading to rear. Light foxing to end-papers. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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WILLIAM and the THE POP SINGERS

By: CROMPTON , RICHMAL , FORD, HENRY ,

Price: £140.00

Publisher: London, GEORGE NEWNES Ltd: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5976

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine in like non price clipped dust Jacket.Green boards with gilt lettering.190pp.Line illus. by Artist Henry Ford (Green top for-edge a little faded. No previous owner name or inscp. Minor rubbing to top of rear panel and head of spine. Collectable condition. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

ENGLISH PORCELAIN

By: CUSHION,JOHN

Price: £4.50

Publisher: LONDON,CHARLES LETTS,1974 FIRST EDITION:

Seller ID: 3453


1st ed. 232x168mm approx,black boards with gilt lettering,book as new,no inscps,72 pages,the dustjacket intact but price clipped,a Collectors Letts All Colour Guides,the author leading authority in field of ceramics,Senior Research Assistant Depmt.of Ceramics Victoria and Albert Museum, Hon.Member English Ceramic Circle,President Morley College Ceramic Circle,lecturer and has published many books in this field.Illustrated in colour,all plates listed,Marks,Biblio.,Gloss.,... View more info

CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN

By: CUSHION,JOHN

Price: £4.50

Publisher: LONDON,CHARLES LETTS,1974 FIRST EDITION:

Seller ID: 3454


1st ed. 232x168mm approx,black boards with gilt lettering,book as new,no inscps,79 pages,the dustjacket intact but price clipped,a Collectors Letts All Colour Guides,the author published many books in this field,a Lecturer on Ceramics,Senior Research Ass.Depmt.Ceramics Victoria and Albert Museum,Hon;Mem;English Ceramic Circle and president Morley.Cer;Circle.Illustrated Listed colour plates[61],Marks,Glos;,Biblio;-[ other Title available- English Porcelain], F-/VG+ View more info

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SUSSEX CLAY TOBACCO PIPES AND THE PIPEMAKERS

By: D.R.ATKINSON , FSA

Price: £10.00

Publisher: EASTBOURNE, Privately Published / Crain Services: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123776

Condition: Very Good


Yellow Card Covers with Black titles and clay Pipe Bowl illustration to front. (Stapled Paperback) 210 x 145 mm approx. 64pp incl rear blanks. 10 pp of line figs, 3 photo. plates and numerous line illustrations in text. Undated circa late 1970's An interesting booklet on the humble clay tobacco pipe and its manufacturing history in Sussex. A subject of interest in itself it also establishes the importance of the use of the discovery of fragments of such items as a tool ... View more info

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ARTS & CRAFTS of SOUTH AMERICA

By: DAVIES , Lucy , FINI , Mo ,

Price: £14.00

Publisher: San Francisco, USA, Chronicle Books: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122123

Condition: VG+


VG+ Large P/b.Traditional Handicraft of Indigenous Peoples of S'America.[ Crafts / Textiles / Costumes / Jewllery / Metalwork / Basketry / Hats / Bags / Pottery / Collectors / background history & beliefs - to ward off evil spirits [myth / folklore ] Lavishly illustrated Full Colour plus some b/w plates & in line.A Rich Vitality & Diversity.Extensive Research by L Davies & M Fini.[an even light spine fade not effecting titles & minor dot-spot colour loss to spine, book F... View more info

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FOR KING AND HOME French Revolution Period Tale

By: DEBENHAM , Mary H ,

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Westminster, London / New York, NATIONAL Society's Depository: 1880

Seller ID: 120174

Condition: VG


UNCOMMON Title.Undated c.1880's.Maroon-red bevel edged cloth Victorian boards+ colour illust. to front & spine with bold Gilt titles & decoration. dec.end papers. 192pp+16pp of publishers adverts. 3 full- page b/w illus by a prominent artist of the time.[Childrens History] Of the rising in la Vendee during the Great Revololution & of the adventures that befell a well-to-do family there; together with English cousin Dorothy . (book a little shelf wear to extremities of bo... View more info

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THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB The Pickwick Papers

By: DICKENS, CHARLES , REYNOLDS , FRANK , R I .

Price: £29.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER & STOUGHTON: 1910

Seller ID: 3469

Condition: VG


VG H/b.Large.c. 1910. Ccolour illus.25- Tipped-in plates with Tissue-guard with explanatory text. Maroon Cloth Boards + Bright Gilt Decs. & titles. Illus. end papers.Victorian Artist Frank Reynolds R.I ( NB 2/3rds of the illust. on page 336 is missing ) Moderate shelf wear to extremities mainly colour rub/loss. Slight fraying to top front corner 3mm , some soiling to boards commensurate with handling. No exposed hinges to end papers, No inscsp. Despite the loss to one o... View more info

MEISSEN PORCELAIN Orbis Pictus 13

By: DUCRET , SIEGFRIED

Price: £2.00

Publisher: Berne,Switzerland, Hallwag Ltd: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10936

Condition: VG


Small slim laminated H/b, 1969 1st, Orbis Pictus no 13 in Series. Many Gilt decorated examples. A brief history in 7pp Introduction, 19 full-page colour plates opposite one-page explanatory text . No inscp, tight binding, clean throughout-fine [ external- light / small minor edgwear rub/loss all corners 1mm. View more info

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AUDREY'S AWAKENING

By: E L HAVERFIELD , JAMES DURDEN ,

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, HUMPHREY MILFORD O.U.P.: 1923

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123866

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated blue cloth boards with orange titles to spine, 195 x 135 mm approx. 304 pp. Colour frontis + 5 other colour plates by James Durden all as called for. 1923 Reprint. School Girl Adventure story. VG (Book- No notable shelf wear or soiling to cloth. School prize bookplate to front paste down dated June 1923. A little browning to end papers and mild foxing to edges of book block and prelims. Binding sound with no cracks to end papers.). Please see our images of th... View more info