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THE ENGLISH JIGSAW PUZZLE 1760 TO 1890

By: HANNAS , Linda ,

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, Wayland [ Publishers] Ltd: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121964

ISBN: 0853401896

Condition: Fine


Large FINE H/b in VG D/j.no inscsp. L Hannass researched & visited 35 Museums.She is a collector of old Jigsaws'.Puzzles in this book are arranged under subject headings. Publishers, Engravers etc. are listed with their products.Thus the reader/ collector / can discover the Origin & History and see at a glance the whereabouts of any particular puzzle. 164pp.green illus. end papers.59 listed illus.Intro; background,The Inventor etc .Illustrated.[ Dissections / publishers / trade / educationalists / literature / Foreign puzzles etc] Postscript.Biblio; Biographical & general index.[ no inscp.book... View more info

Image for GUNNERY IN 1858: BEING A TREATIS ON RIFLES, CANNON, AND SPORTING ARMS; EXPLAINING THE PRINCIPLES OF THE SCIENCE OF GUNNERY, AND DESCRIBING THE IMPROVEMENTS IN FIRE-ARMS

GUNNERY IN 1858: BEING A TREATIS ON RIFLES, CANNON, AND SPORTING ARMS; EXPLAINING THE PRINCIPLES OF THE SCIENCE OF GUNNERY, AND DESCRIBING THE IMPROVEMENTS IN FIRE-ARMS

By: WILLIAM GREENER

Price: £300.00

Publisher: LONDON, SMITH, ELDER AND CO: 1858

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123448

Condition: Good


Publisher's original navy cloth with gilt titles and blocked illustrations to spine and blind blocked decorative frame to upper and rear boards. 230 x 150 mm approx. xvi + 440pp + 16 pp of trade adverts + 16p publisher's catalogue. Frontis Plate with tissue guard + 4 other plates and 37 + woodcuts (37 as called for + a few other unspecified - omitted from list). Greener was a gun manufacturer in Aston Birmingham which specialised in the 19th century in sporting guns and military rifles, a prolific inventor he made numerous advances in munitions and gun barrel forging/ proofing winning Gold Me... View more info

Image for FLEET WALKER'S DIVIDED HEART  The Life of Baseball's First Black Major Leaguer [ 1880's - Moses Fleet Walker ]

FLEET WALKER'S DIVIDED HEART The Life of Baseball's First Black Major Leaguer [ 1880's - Moses Fleet Walker ]

By: ZANG , David W , University Sports Studies Teacher

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Lincoln, USA / London, UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA Press: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10367

ISBN: 0803249136

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in VG D/j.1st ed.1st print. During the 1880's a Gifted Athlete Moses Fleet Walker, reached stardom despite the racial hatred against black Americans. A student at Oberlin College - life was never going to be easy. He served time in prison - was a gifted inventor - civil right's activist & author - living precariously along the fault lines of America's racial dilemma. illus. One Map+ 13 b/w photo-plates. 158pp.240x160mm [ dark salmon cloth silver titles, No inscsp. book as new] Dust Jacket not price clipped, real miniscule edgewear & creasing to inner flaps. now in clear easily Remo... View more info