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ADVENTURES AT HAMPTON COURT

By: NEEDHAM, VIOLET

Price: £80.00

Publisher: LONDON, LUTTERWORTH PRESS: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10325

Condition: VG


Maroon Boards with gilt lettering to spine, Illustrated end papers, 160pp. First Edition 1st printing 1954.VG/ Poor+(Book- Name of previous owner to free front end paper which has been partially snopaked out. date of publication in ink to foot and a few light foxing spots. Boards clean and free from shelf wear. Dust Jacket- price clipped with numerous tears max- 30mm top rear panel and ditto to top front panel, nicks and with some loss- max 13x15mm chip to top front pane... View more info

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THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM in verse

By: NESBIT, E , [ NESBIT , Edith ]

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Saint Paul's Graveyard , London, GRIFFITH, FARRAN OKEDEN & WELSH [ Griffith , Farran & Company ]: 1894

Seller ID: 9260

Condition: Good


c.1894.SCARCE.Small P/b.Illustrated sewn card, landscape format, Undated, Credited on rear end paper as produced and printed by Ernest Nister, Nuremberg, Unpaginated, 14pp all edges gilt. Short story in rhyming verse and charming vignettes and illustrations of two Victorian children following what they believe to be the Star of Bethlehem across a snowy winters landscape in search of the Christ Child, An early and scarce title by Edith Nesbit who later found fame with The... View more info

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DOT A TALE FOR THE VERY LITTLE ONES in Words of One Syllable

By: No Author Stated , COOKE , E W , Artist

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE / SPCK: 1870

Seller ID: 117872

Condition: Good


Victorian Red cloth boards with black and gilt embossed decs and gilt titles. 155x125mm approx.92pp+ 4 of publisher's adverts. Illustration of a Tinker's wayside camp engraved by E W Cooke 1869 to frontis, tissue guard and further steel engraving repeating the small gilt illustration to front board on half title. Tale of Dot the small child of a Tinker, Bill Mace and of her friendship with a playmate,Nell.Undated but [1870] according to listings held at National and Univ... View more info

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THE DISCOVERY OF SHIP MODELS

By: NORMAN BOYD

Price: £8.50

Publisher: COLCHESTER, NAPIER EDITIONS: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 121630

ISBN: 0946235015

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.Blue Faux leather boards with gilt titles to spine. 152pp. 51 b/w photographic plates. Interesting work which sets out to explain the development of ship models through the ages ; the many purposes of models, most of which had a serious part to play in the countless stages of maritime development. Chapters include Shipbuilders' models, Napoleonic Prisoner Models, Sailor Models, Recreational models and kits, Experimental models, Some modern professionals and T... View more info

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THE BIG LAUGH

By: O''HARA, JOHN

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, THE CRESSET PRESS: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8161

Condition: Fine


H/b+ Dust Jacket,FINE/VG.1st ed. dark Blue cloth+ Gilt titles. 250pp.This novel is set in Hollywood; featuring the singularly unsavory youth Hubert Ward. (book- no previous owner name or inscription, fine] Dust Jacket not price clipped, 18s , minor shelf soiling to white of rear panel , tiny rub to front corner edge , even tanned spine.now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES

By: OPPER , F , ANNON TRADITIONAL

Price: £200.00

Publisher: LONDON, J.M.DENT: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119591

Condition: Fair


(The book has been graded fair because of the loss of one leaf pp257/8 containing the rhymes and associated illustrations for Jack Spratt's Cat and Little Blue Ben and damage to the fore edge of the colour frontis plate. The latter has been laid on to a leaf of paper the same as the new end papers The book has also clearly been a favorite as over 20 of the pages of illustrations have been coloured or partially coloured- in the main quite neatly. There are also some finge... View more info

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EXLIBRIS JAPAN An INTRODUCTORY HANDBOOK to the BOOKPLATES of JAPAN [ A Study of Japanese Bookplates ]

By: PARFIT, Cliff , Director English Centre , Japan

Price: £150.00

Publisher: TOKYO , Japan, NIPPON EXLIBRIS Association: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6317

Condition: Fine


SCARCE.H/b Dust Jacket FINE/NearFINE. 1st ed." Meticulous workmanship, beautiful handmade paper & careful printing are all part of the Japanese exlibris world; in a country of small - bonsai, netsuke & origami - small graphic work has a special appeal to Japanese artists." A study of Japanese bookplates containing an introductory essay on Japanese Exlibris, Short bibliography, 71pp Colour plates showing Bookplates. list of Japanese Exlibris Artists. (Olive boards... View more info

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THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF POTTERY and PORCELAIN No 51

By: PAYTON , GEOFFREY , PAYTON , MARY

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10362

ISBN: 0723215189

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in near Fine D/j.1st ed.illustrated 8 Pages of Colour plates + 123 line & 1/2 tone , 192pp. No 51 in Observer series.Preface , intro; An A-Z of Pottery & Porcelain , 4 Appendices [ Dates / Notable collections / Useful books / Marks ] " First rate deserving every success" Geoffrey A Godden FRSA" [Bright Sky blue boards navy titles. Book 1278-573 , card no 73-80247.[ No inscsp ]Dust Jacket price clipped,.Please see our images of the actual book offered... View more info

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The OBSERVER'S BOOK of GLASS

By: PAYTON , Mary , PAYTON , Geoffrey

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co Ltd: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122404

ISBN: 0723215499

Condition: VG+


VG H/b in VG+ D/j.1st ed.1976. No 62 in series.192pp.Colour & b/w illustrated: 95 b/w & 8 Pages in Colour.Bristol Blue vase to front.G Patton & M Payton are widely known to Collectors , A-Z Glass and Appendices Card no.75-8054.[ 608.1175] no inscsp. clean throughout. fox tan starting to end papers & foredge.[ Dust Jacket price clipped starting to fox cream; no loss, no tears, no crease] Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION OF WELSH BYGONES A DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF OLD-FASHIONED LIFE IN WALES

By: PEATE, IORWERTH C.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: CARDIFF, THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WALES AND BY THE PRESS BOARD OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WALES: 1929

Edition: 1st Ediiton

Seller ID: 8966

Condition: VG


SCARCE Paperback , VG , Card wraps with printed titles. xvi + 148pp + LII b/w photo. plates at end. Part I pp 1 to 79 contains a descriptive account of old fashioned life in Wales with chapters on Crafts and industries such as Spinning and Weaving, Wood- Turning, Mining and Domestic industries. The Kitchen- Fireplace, Cooking, Knives Forks Spoons, Horse-brasses, Clocks Chairs dressers etc. The Farm - Sheep Marks, Threshing and Winnowing, Appliances, Social and commercial... View more info

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STEIFF Sensational Teddy Bears, Animals and Dolls

By: PISTORIUS, ROLF, PISTORIUS, CHRISTEL ,

Price: £18.50

Publisher: Maryland, USA, Hobby House Press: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11624

ISBN: 0875883567

Condition: Fine


FINE Large H/b in FINE D/j.1st ed.Steiff Teddy Bears , Dolls & all kinds of Animals: cats dogs & wild animals. Textby R & C Pistorius. How to test for the Authenticity of Steiff / REference.Intro; Brief history - Margarete Steff 1847 - 1909. Steiff ephemera - advertising products. Hugo Steiff credited for starting the factory belt-production. Profusely Colour illustrated.Biblio;160pp.[ bright mid-blue cloth , book Fine as new, No inscsp] Dust Jacket also Fine as new, not... View more info

RAMAGE AND THE DRUM BEAT

By: POPE , DUDLEY

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8198

Condition: Near Fine


H/b+ D/j Near FINE/VG.The second in the " Ramage" Series of maritime adventures centered on the British and Spanish sea battle known as the Battle of Cape St Vincent. Red boards with gilt lettering to spine. Illustrated end papers. 270pps. (book- no previous owner name or inscription. illus. end papers.A little light foxing to top edge of book block - all else Fine] Dust Jacket not price clipped, 21s , mild fade to red title on spine. No nicks or tears.now in cle... View more info

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SOME NOTES ON PERIOD FURNITURE AND DESIGN

By: RADFORD MOSES

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., USA, W B MOSES & SONS: 1925

Seller ID: 123095

Condition: Good


rare.Buff Card wraps (Stapled/Saddle stitched) paperback with black titles to upper panel and blind blocked boarders.150 x 90 mm approx. Undated (Copyright 1925) Un paginated [48pp] Floor plan of period exhibit Dept of Interior Decoration W B Moses & Sons, Inc. + 19 b/w illustrations with descriptive pages of text opposite of items of period furniture presumably then available from this famous Washington Furniture and Drapery store on 11th and F streets Washington and wh... View more info

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ANTIQUE MAPS

By: RADFORD, P.J.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: DENMEAD, PORTSMOUTH, P J RADFORD: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5990

Condition: VG


VG H/b in VG D/j. Interesting work on Antique Maps giving Pointers to Identification of Originals from Modern Reproductions; the production of the original maps, including their colours, & notes on the principal map maker with examples of their work. 46pp. b/w illustrated. VG/VG ( Illust. Cream Cloth boards repeating illustration to dust jacket. No inscsp. no annotation, tight binding] D/j not price clipped,20/- ,edgewear crease-line rear base, small nicks/closed tears, ... View more info

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CAROLINGIAN ART PAINTING AND SCUPTURE IN WESTERN EUROPE A.D. 800-900

By: ROGER HINKS

Price: £30.00

Publisher: LONDON, SIDGWICK & JACKSON: 1935

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123711

Condition: Very Good


Blue Cloth Boards with dark Blue Titles to spine, 220 x 150 mm approx. xii + 224 pp. Frontis + 25 other monochrome illustrations on 24 plates as called for. The first book in any language devoted to Carolingian art as a whole. It examines the illuminated manuscripts and ivory carvings produced in the Frankish monasteries under the patronage of Charles the Great and his successors [A.D. 800-900]; and it relates them to their Roman and Byzantine models. (From flap fold).... View more info

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CAROLINE STREET or Little Homes and Big Hearts

By: ROPES , Mary E

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society / RTS: 1920

Seller ID: 119017

Condition: Good -


Good- H/b [ VG interior - covers Poor+] c.1920. olour illus. Frontis; & Title page. A Family story of yesteryear.156pp+ 10pp publisher adverts.[Neat tidy Sunday School bookplate to front end paper dated 1920, sound binding, small crease tear to en-paper] illus. cover faded with dusting mainly the margins with most to right-hand side front. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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A STORY ABOUT HUMPHREY and WOFFLES and WHISKERS [ 2 Stories ]

By: ROYCE , Marjory , UNCLE TEDDY ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, THOMAS NELSON and Sons: 1930

Seller ID: 4420

Condition: VG


c.1930 VG Small H/b.Two Charming children's stories of yesteryear. illus.Colour Frontis to both tales & in line. Younger child - larger font type.64pp 160x115mm.Undated [Mid brown cloth, black titles & front cover illus., sound clean copy with light shelf wear & minor dot/spot marks to rear base.Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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JAPANESE COLOUR PRINTS , Victoria & Albert Museum No 8

By: RUFFY , A W , Ass.Keeper [Arts] ,ASHTON , Leigh , Director

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, HMSO: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121522

Condition: Good


P/b Good , Large picture book no 8 Victoria & Albert Museum ,24pp+ 111 B/w plates.Intro; by Arthur W Ruffy , Ass.Keeper, Department of Engraving, illustration & Design.HMSO 1952., 8s 6d ,Foreword + 13pp introduction & brief history. 7pp.listing plates with brief descriptions, [ profusely illustrated ]clean throughout, no inscp, no annotations.[Covers no loss or creasing, light handling.PLease see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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Septimus Heap Book Five SYREN

By: SAGE , Angie , Author & an Artist

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120953

ISBN: 0747594155

Condition: Near Fine


H/b+D/j near Fine/ FINE.1st ed.1st print.3579108642 Epic Saga 628pp. No 5 in the series.John Septimus on his Magykal Journey , good " laugh aloud"humour , adventure , spells & dark goings-on.[ Dragon Spit Fyre , Jenna , Beetle , Syrah, Lucy, Wolf] book never been read however paper [ end papers & all pages edges beginning to fox cream] tight binding, No inscp. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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STANDARD CATALOGUE OF BRITISH COINS 1 ENGLAND AND UNITED KINGDOM That is Excluding Scottish Irish and the Island Coinages, 1968 , 7th Edition

By: SEABY , Peter , Editor

Price: £6.95

Publisher: London, B A Seaby Ltd: 1968

Seller ID: 8730

Condition: VG


H/b , Dust Jacket , VG/Good+ , 7TH EDITION 1968 ,All types from Celtic to 1816 & every date from 1816 onwards.280pps , light fox browning to spine of book , no inscsp , tight binding , glossy paper light fox creamed , [ dark pink coin illus D/j not price clipped , 25s , edgwear colour rub, minor even spine fade , few feint markings. PLs see our image View more info