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Image for CIGARETTE CARD ALBUM CONTAINING 223 CARDS

CIGARETTE CARD ALBUM CONTAINING 223 CARDS

By: ---- ........

Price: £30.00

Publisher: LONDON, JOHN PLAYER , LAMBERT & BUTLER: 1933

Seller ID: 123466

Condition: Good


Cigarette Picture Card Album containing 223 cards vis:- Series - Player;s Cricketers 1930 (31) Cards; Players Derby and Grand National Winners [1932/3] (49) cards; John Players Aviary & Cage Bird Series [1930's] (48) cards; Players Boy Scout and Girl Guides Patrol Signs and Emblems [1930's] (47) Cards and Lambert & Butler Footballers [1930/31] (48) Cards) Good (Album- Covers rubbed and soiled with fading near spine. Binding sound - a few retaining tabs broken. Cards Mainly VG+ condition with a very few-good to poor). Please see our images of the album and cards offered for sale. View more info

Image for THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS, AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND IRELAND TOGETHER WITH THE PSALTER OR PSALMS OF DAVID APPOINTED ETC. + NEW TESTAMENT

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS, AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND IRELAND TOGETHER WITH THE PSALTER OR PSALMS OF DAVID APPOINTED ETC. + NEW TESTAMENT

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

Price: £150.00

Publisher: CAMBRIDGE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1863

Seller ID: 122936

Condition: Very Good


Ivory Boards and spine with ivory clasp mounted on silver with silver and enamel I.H.S.to upper panel, 135 x 95 mm approx.Sewn silk head and tail bands. All edges of book block gilt, champaign colour silk end papers. Double columnar text with red boarders. Un paginated.Printed by C.J.Clay and sold by Rivingtons. Dated-1863 to half title.Two vols bound in one - Book of common prayer with Psalms + New Testament at rear. The Title page to the New Testament also dated 1863. VG (The book has been skilfully re backed with a white book cloth and the curved ivory spine re laid thereon. The original mo... View more info

Image for THE LAWS AND CUSTOMS, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, AND PRIVILEGES OF THE CITY OF LONDON : CONTAINING THE  SEVERAL CHARTERS GRANTED TO THE SAID CITY, FROM WILLIAM THE CONQUERER TO THE PRESENT TIME ETC

THE LAWS AND CUSTOMS, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, AND PRIVILEGES OF THE CITY OF LONDON : CONTAINING THE SEVERAL CHARTERS GRANTED TO THE SAID CITY, FROM WILLIAM THE CONQUERER TO THE PRESENT TIME ETC

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

Price: £225.00

Publisher: LONDON, R.WITHY & W.GRIFFIN: 1765

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123277

Condition: Very Good


Brown Calf Leather quarter binding with blind ruled bands, gilt blocked title slip and plain gray paper covered boards. Applied two colour head and tail bands. 175 x 115 mm approx. xx + 316 pp. Title continues : the magistrates and officers thereof, and their respective creations, elections, rights , duties, and authorities; the Laws and customs of the City, as the same relate to the persons or estates of the citizens; the nature, jurisdiction, practice and proceedings of the several courts in London and the acts of Parliament concerning ( many trades, professions and institutions of the time... View more info

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BENIN AND THE EUROPEANS 1485-1897

By: A.F.C.RYDER , Research Fellow in the Sheme for the Study of Benin History

Price: £95.00

Publisher: LONDON, LONGMANS, GREEN & Co.: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123216

ISBN: 058264514X

Condition: Very Good


Brown cloth boards with gilt titles to spine, 220 x 145 mm approx. Maps to end papers, xii + 372 pp + 4 pp of publisher's adverts.Colour frontis + 8 pp of b/w plates on glossy paper + 3 line maps all as called for. The book; published in the Ibadan History Series under the editorship of K.O.Dike; explores one of the major themes of the pre-colonial period: the relationship between African peoples and the Europeans who came persistently but precariously to their shores. The Portuguese, English, Dutch, Spaniards, Italians and Frenchmen - to trade, evangelise or negotiate. The book ends with the ... View more info

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THE SPIRIT OF THE DOWNS Impressions and Reminiscences of the Sussex Downs

By: ARTHUR BECKETT , Historian & Co-Founder South Downs Soc.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: LONDON, METHUEN: 1909

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123547

Condition: Good


Publisher's Original Decorative cloth boards, 225 x 145 mm approx. xvi + 366 + 40pp publisher's catalogue for March 1909. Colour Frontis + 19 other full colour plates by Stanley Inchbold as called for. First Edition 1st printing of this collectible book on the Downs written by a prominent local historian and co founder of the South Downs Society. Good (Book- Covers colour rubbed with a little fraying of cloth to head and tail of spine and tiny nick to head probably from careless withdrawal from the shelf. Ink stamp of original bookseller to front free end paper. H & C Treacher Brighton. Ink in... View more info

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THE ARMOURIES OF THE TOWER OF LONDON (THE ORDNANCE)

By: BLACKMORE , H.L.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: LONDON, HMSO Department of The Environment: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8957

ISBN: 0116702516

Condition: Fine


Red buckram Boards with gilt lettering to spine,285 x 225 mm approx. ix + 425pp.top edge of book block gilt. Colour frontis Fold out illust. + many unspecified line drawings in text + 80 b/w photo. plates at end as called for. First Edition 1st printing. Catalogue of the cannon with accessories and ammunition housed at the Tower Of London, one of the finest and largest collections in the world. Introduction giving a fascinating story of the Armouries and the officials responsible for gathering the collection of ordnance, extensive appendices of interest to archivists and historians including T... View more info

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THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS

By: C.S.LEWIS

Price: £150.00

Publisher: LONDON, GEOFFREY BLES: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123536

Condition: Very Good


Black Cloth Boards with laid on white paper title slip.190 x 130 mm approx. 160 pp. First Published in February 1942 the book has become one of the great religious classics and compared to Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. The copy offered by us is of the seventh impression of August 1942. A witty and profound book being comprised of Thirty One letters from "Screwtape" to his nephew "Wormwood". VG/VG (Book - minor shelf wear/ colour rubbing to cloth at extremities. Previous owner names and town in ink to free front end paper. No notable defects. Dust Jacket- rubbed with loss princi... View more info

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ESSAYS ON NATURAL HISTORY EDITED WITH A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR

By: CHARLES WATERTON / NORMAN MOORE , B.A.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, FREDERICK WARNE AND CO: 1871

Seller ID: 123461

Condition: Very Good


FULL Red Morocco LEATHER a Fine Binding by Bickers and Son London with five raised bands, gilt compartments, gilt dec. framed upper and lower boards. 190 x 140 mm approx. Sewn two colour head and tail bands, gilt dentelles, marbled end papers. All edges of book block gilt. . iv + 632 pp. Portrait steel engraved frontis + 4 other unspecified full page steel engravings. Book consists of 136pp on the Life of the Author , Charles Waterton , by Norman Moore B.A., 62 essays , appendix 545- 617 being letters + index. VG (Colour rubbing / shelf wear to spine edges and extremities of boards. Ink prev... View more info

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THE TESTING OF THE TORMENT

By: ELSIE JEANETTE OXENHAM , P.B.HICKLING

Price: £30.00

Publisher: LONDON, CASSELL & CO: 1925

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123861

Condition: Very Good


Olive Cloth Boards with Black decs and titles, laid on oval colour plate to upper board. [vi] + 214 pp. Colour frontis + 3 other b/w illustrations by Artist P.B.Hickling as called for. First Edition 1925. VG (Book- Light general shelf wear and soiling. Contemporary ink gift insc. to free front end paper. Light foxing to edges of book block and to prelims.Binding sound with no other notable defects). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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FLOWERS OF THE ENGADINE DRAWN FROM NATURE

By: EVELYN D. HEATHCOTE , M.A.

Price: £450.00

Publisher: WINCHESTER, PRIVATELY PUBLISHED: 1891

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123429

Condition: Very Good


Sea Green Cloth Boards with black titles to spine and gilt blocked flower plant to front panel. 285 x 200 mm approx. Victorian Green End Papers, [vi] + 22pp + [x] being index + 224 Hand Coloured Plates. Printed by Warren and Son for the author who points out in the preface that the work has the advantage over other books on the Alpine flora of The Engadine Switzerland in that the illustrations are life size and drawn and coloured from freshly gathered specimens. This would have been a very time consuming book to produce due to the many hand coloured paintings - up to four to some pages and alt... View more info

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NORTH-WESTERN FRANCE THE BLUE GUIDES

By: FINDLAY MUIRHEAD AND MARCEL MONMARCHE (EDITORS)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, MACMILLAN: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123445

Condition: Very Good


Blue Cloth Boards with Gilt titles to spine and upper board. 160 x 110 mm approx. xliv + 392 pp.Blue sprinkled edges to book block. Two silk markers. Maps to front end papers + 43 Other Maps and Plans as called for. First Edition 1926 (High no of other titles to rear panel of dust jacket- Southern Italy (1925). VG/Good (Book- Negligible shelf rubbing to cloth, Previous owner name in ink to half title - scored through in ink and another under. 3cm approx repaired tear to fold out frontis map (repaired with archival repair tissue). Dust Jacket not price clipped 12/- ,-Spine a little tanned- no... View more info

Image for THE TUTOR'S ASSISTANT, BEING A COMPENDIUM OF ARITHMETIC;AND COMPLETE QUESTION-BOOK; ---------

THE TUTOR'S ASSISTANT, BEING A COMPENDIUM OF ARITHMETIC;AND COMPLETE QUESTION-BOOK; ---------

By: FRANCIS WALKINGAME

Price: £25.00

Publisher: DERBY, HENRY MOZLEY: 1824

Seller ID: 123194

Condition: Good


Original FULL brown Roan LEATHER boards with blind embossed chain borders to panels.175 x 110 mm approx. 192pp + 2 of adverts. Mozley's New Stereotype Edition of Walkingame's Tutor's Assistant, revised and thoroughly corrected. 1824. To which is added A Compendium of Book-Keeping by William Birkin. Contains I Arithmetic in whole numbers, II Vulgar Fractions, III Decimals, IV Duodecimals, V A Collection of Questions promiscuously arranged to which are added . The compendium of Book-Keeping by Birkin at the end is by Single Entry. Arithmetical tables and tables of weights and measures in various... View more info

Image for Early English Meals and Manners: John Bussell's Boke of Nurture, Wynkyn de Worde's Boke of Keruynge, The Boke of Curtasye, R. Weste's Booke of Demeanor Seager's Schoole of Vertue, The Babees Book, Aristotle's A B C, Urbanitatis, Stans Puer ad Mensam, The Lytylle Childrens Lytil Boke, for to serve a Gord, Old Symon, The Birched School-Boy, &c. &c. With some Forewords on Education in Early England.

Early English Meals and Manners: John Bussell's Boke of Nurture, Wynkyn de Worde's Boke of Keruynge, The Boke of Curtasye, R. Weste's Booke of Demeanor Seager's Schoole of Vertue, The Babees Book, Aristotle's A B C, Urbanitatis, Stans Puer ad Mensam, The Lytylle Childrens Lytil Boke, for to serve a Gord, Old Symon, The Birched School-Boy, &c. &c. With some Forewords on Education in Early England.

By: Frederick J. Furnivall (Editor)

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, N.Trubner & Co: 1876

Edition: 1st Edition Thus,

Seller ID: 123550

Condition: Very Good


Recent Black Morocco Half Leather Binding with Burgundy Cloth Sides. Five raised Bands with burgundy leather titles slip and hand gilt tiles. Appied two colour head and tail bands. 230 x 150 mm approx.1876. Book block sewn on three tapes which have been laced into made boards. There are also three cords which have been laced into the boards, these together with the flat back imitate a17th century binding on the bookshelf. c + 388 pp. VG (Book - Blind Impressed stamp of British and Foreign School Society, Training College Stockwell London SW to half title, Rough fore and bottom edges of book bl... View more info

Image for A TREATISE ON NAVAL GUNNERY ( SIR FRANCIS LEOPOLD McCLINTOCK's PERSONAL COPY ) Revised 4th ed.

A TREATISE ON NAVAL GUNNERY ( SIR FRANCIS LEOPOLD McCLINTOCK's PERSONAL COPY ) Revised 4th ed.

By: GENERAL SIR HOWARD DOUGLAS

Price: £450.00

Publisher: London, JOHN MURRAY: 1855

Edition: 4th Edition

Inscription: Previous owner of note

Seller ID: 123340

Condition: Poor


Original publisher's blue cloth decorative blocked boards with gilt titles to spine. 230 x 150 mm approx. Original End papers with publisher's adverts. viii + 594 pp + 2 folding plates at end. Frontis + numerous unspecified plates, figs, diags. and tables in text. The book was dis -bound when bought by us but worthy of restoration despite faults mentioned under, due to it's prior ownership.It was Sir Francis Leopold McClintock's copy and bears his signature and date Feb 1855 to the title page. Other p.o.n. (later but 19th C.) under and same to prelim and rear blank. This famed Irish Explorer, ... View more info

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WARRIOR With 81 Unique Illustrations

By: GRAHAM SETON HUTCHISON, LIEUT-COLONEL DSO MC.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, HUTCHINSON: 1935

Inscription: Signed by Author on Title Page

Seller ID: 119302

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED Copy.Red cloth boards with black titles to spine, 220x140mm approx. 316pp + Note. First published in 1932 the copy offered by us is undated, Third Thousand to title page. 81 illustrations being b/w photos, reproductions of paintings by war artists including the author and sketch maps. The story of the soldier "Warrior" on the Western Front. Signed by the author on the title page with no other name or insc. Born in Scotland in 1890 Hutchison attended Sandhurst and at the outbreak of the Great War was serving with the Argyl & Sutherland Highlanders and subsequently the Machine Gun Corps; ... View more info

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THE WHISPERING MOUNTAIN

By: JOAN AIKEN

Price: £65.00

Publisher: LONDON, JONATHAN CAPE: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123828

ISBN: 0224615742

Condition: Very Good


Turquoise Boards with gilt titles to spine, 200 x 135 mm approx. 240pp. Illustrated End Papers, Dust Jacket and title page illustration by Pat Marriott. First Edition, 1st printing of this children's book set in a fictional Welsh town Pennygaff. The legendary golden Harp of Teirtu is found in a ruined monastery. Before the question of ownership is settled the harp is stolen. The search to recover it leads to the heart of the Whispering Mountain. VG/VG (Book - light shelf wear to extremities. Ink gift insc. to half title page. A little cockling to bottom margin of book block and feint tide mark... View more info

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BREAKDOWN

By: JOHN BRATBY Controversial Novelist & Artist

Price: £45.00

Publisher: CLEVELAND, THE WORLD PUBLISHING COMPANY: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123157

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.Illustrated paper covered boards with black cloth quarter binding and gilt titles, 220 x 145 mm approx. Top edge of book block stained red. 336pp. Illustrated frontis, titlepage and many other unspecified b/w illustrations by the author/artist.First novel by controversial artist John Bratby inscribed and signed by him in ink to front free end paper. First published in the UK by Hutchinson and described by the Times Literary Supplement as anarchic and savage, sometimes very funny, sometimes painfully facetious and sometimes downright silly. Lots of sex.art parties, all ponytails and... View more info

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EARLY GEORGIAN PORTRAITS NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Two Vol Set Complete

By: JOHN KERSLAKE ,

Price: £135.00

Publisher: LONDON, H.M.S.O.: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123218

ISBN: 0112900437

Condition: Fine


Maroon Buckram Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt seal to upper boards. Applied Two Colour head and tail bands, 285 x 230 mm approx. 1977. Two Vol Set in Original Slip Case. Vol I Text xviii + 392 pp. Colour Frontis + 5 tipped in full colour plates. Vol II Un paginated Colur fronti + 953 b/w photographic reproductions of portraits in the National Portrait Gallery of celebrities in the reigns of George I and George II. Fine/Fine in Fine Slip Case. (Books- no previous owner names or insc. Dust Jackets No defects and non price clipped, no spine fade.In removable proprietary protectiv... View more info

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OUR GAME - SIGNED

By: JOHN Le CARRE (DAVID CORNWELL)

Price: £85.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER & STOUGHTON: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123341

ISBN: 034064026X

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy. Maroon Cloth Quarter-binding with gilt titles and black boards.240 x 165 mm approx. Maps to end papers,Silk Marker, 348 pp. First Edition 2nd Impression, Signed by the author to the title page with no p.o.n. or insc. Near Fine/Near Fine (Book no notable defects. Dust Jacket - price clipped. 1 mm nick to laminate bottom front corner. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

Image for THE CITY SOLICITOR'S PAINFUL STORY BEING AN EPITOME OF THE MINUTES OF EVIDENCE TAKEN BEFORE THE SPECIAL ENQUIRY COMMITTEE OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF LONDON, AND THE REPORT THEREON, WITH ILLUSTRATIVE CORRESPONDENCE AND OTHER PAPERS . 1879

THE CITY SOLICITOR'S PAINFUL STORY BEING AN EPITOME OF THE MINUTES OF EVIDENCE TAKEN BEFORE THE SPECIAL ENQUIRY COMMITTEE OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF LONDON, AND THE REPORT THEREON, WITH ILLUSTRATIVE CORRESPONDENCE AND OTHER PAPERS . 1879

By: JOHN S. STORR

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, KELLY and Co.: 1880

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123193

Condition: Very Good


Victorian Shagrin effect purple cloth boards with maroon morocco leather quarter binding, 245 x 160 mm approx. Marbled end papers, two colour head and tail bands, top edge gilt. xii + 176pp in original Blue paper covers with the slightly different but more apposite title The City Solicitor's "Painful Story" and other papers which suggest the need of reform in the Corporation of the City of London, and the necessity that has arisen for Mr Cross's long promised bill for the Suppression of Bribery. An interesting and now scarce item appertaining to the endemic bribery in high office in London pre... View more info