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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

ORIENTAL CARPETS AND RUGS a Guide for Salsemen

By: COLLINS , I F S

Price: £18.50

Publisher: London, Carpet Review Haymarket Press Ltd: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9934

Condition: Fine-


H/b , Dust Jacket , FINE - / VG , 1st edition , well illustrated b/w plates , 184pps+18 pages publishers adverts , IFS Collins a practical Rug Dealer well equiped to write on this subject - formerly on Export side of leading London bonded warehouse , illus show hand-woven rugs , details of weave and construction . Foreword , Gloss, index , 39 chpts [ includes chpt on Salesmanship & suitability ] the East , the Far east , Middle eastern , North Africa etc [ mid green clot... 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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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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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

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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SOUTH AFRICAN ORDERS, DECORATIONS AND MEDALS

By: E.G.M.ALEXANDER, G.K.B.BARRON, & A.J.BATEMAN

Price: £35.00

Publisher: CAPE TOWN, HUMAN & ROUSSEAU: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120898

ISBN: 0798118954

Condition: Fine


Brown Boards with white titles to spine. 250 x 190 mm approx. 160 pp. Many colour and black and white illustrations. Includes statistical tables a comprehensive index and a chapter on "obsolete" post 1952 awards bestowed on South Africans by other countries dominant of which being Great Britain during it's 150 years of influence. Fine/Fine (Book- no previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket complete and supplied in a removable proprietary protective sleeve. No not... View more info

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ANCIENT STAINED and PAINTED GLASS Revised & Enlarged 2nd Edition

By: EDEN , F Sydney

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Cambridge, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1933

Edition: 1st Edition Thus,

Seller ID: 8768

Condition: VG


H/b+D/j.VG/VG.1st ed thus - Revised & Enlarged 1933.xiv+ 214pp. well illustrated 57 b/w plates plus 6 in Colour.First published as a Cambridge manual in 1913.Intended to supply sufficient data to ground an intelligent appreciation of such remains of stained & painted glass Older than 1714 as are still to be found in ancient buildings.( book neat ink inscsp beneath d/j inner flap., tight binding, light dusting to maroon boards.] Dust Jacket clipped but cover price of 7/6d... View more info

CATALOGUE OF ENGLISH FURNITURE & WOODWORK VOL.IV- GEORGIAN

By: EDWARDS, RALPH

Price: £6.00

Publisher: LONDON, VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7247

Condition: VG


Paper wraps. 95pp + 58 b/w photo. plates printed on quality glossy paper. Printed under the autority of the Board of Education this is one of a series of catalogues of exhibits at the V&A Museum issued by The Department of Woodwork. The accompanying text gives details of the items including description, components dimentions and origin. Bibliography, Index and List of Donors VG (Clean, Complete with sound binding and spine intact). View more info

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A DOG DAY Or The Angel in the House

By: EMANUEL, Walter , ALDIN , Cecil ,

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, WILLIAM HEINEMANN LTD: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 118927

Condition: Very Good


VG Large Slim H/b.GREEN SILK EFFECT cloth boards with white linen quarter binding and gilt titiles. 285x220mm approx. Decorative end papers. Unpaginated. 28 endearing pastel drawings by Aldin with accompanying text on opposite pages relating an eventfull day in the life of a small terrier. First published by William Heinemann in Sept 1902 this is the New and cheap edition of October 1903. The book has been subject to a recent rebind having lost it's original covers over ... View more info

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JACKANAPES and OTHER TALES

By: EWING , J H , BROCK , H M

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE / S.P.C.K.: 1920

Seller ID: 4333

Condition: VG


VG H/b.Undated c.1920's.196pp.JH Ewing.Artist HM Brock.Stories are Daddy Darwin's Dovecot & The Story of a Short Life. a time when children died young and daddy's went to war [WW1] illus 8 Colour plates.Village scene to end papers with This book Belongs To left blank. No previous owner name. 180x130 mm-Small h/b Green cloth , Gilt decs & Titles to spine & front with Laid- on Colour plate to front.paper of book block browned.[ uncut - for-edge, minor colour rubbing to ext... View more info

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TISSOT The Story of a Watch Company Swiss Watches since 1853

By: FALLET , Estelle

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Switzerland, TISSOT S.A./ Swatch Group: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121669

Condition: Fine


FINE P/b .Small. laminated.1st ed.No inscsp.Company history of Tissot swiss watches since 1853 celebrating 150th Anniversary. B/w illustrated. Foredge tan. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info