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The Queen - Rare Play King Arthur and Queen Guinevere
Leicester, The Excelsior Press, 1920. 21 cm, Hardcover. 106 pp. No images. Conditie: Fair, Bound by Cross. Binder from Leicester in al full bordeauxred leather binding with gilt details. Leather along spine at the top at the front somewhat split and also starting at the lower front. Faint waterstains on boards and the usual wear considering it's age. Marbled end papers, turn-ins gilt with binders stamp at the front. Watermarks at the top at the front and rear end pages, not touching the other pages. Top edge of pages gilt. Somes pages a little fingersoiled but overall a clean copy considering it's nearly one hundred years old. Very Rare. I could not find any other copies in any collection or for sale. The Queen is a play in five acts and is situated in the Arthurian world. The usual characters like King Arthur, Merlin, Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere and many others play their part in this unknown gem.
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Book number: 9551
€  250.00 [Appr.: US$ 303.87 | £UK 216.5 | JP¥ 33074]

The Old Book Collector's Miscellany or, a collection of readable reprints of literary rarities illustrative of the history, literature, manners and biography of the English nation during the sixteenth and the Seventeenth centuries
London, Reeves and Turner, 1871, 1872, 1873. 22 cm, Hardcover (cloth). Black & White images. Conditie: Good, Very rare set of three volumes printed on blue paper. Volume one states: Only twelve copies printed on this coloured paper. We hereby certify that only Twelve Copies Of Volume I. of The Old Book Collectors Miscellany have been printed on this coloured paper. With a signature by editor Charles Hindley. Mordern bindings with number on spines. With labels from Blackburn Public Libraries (Reference Library) as well as some stamps and numbers. Name by previous owner. Size about 22 x 13, about 9 cm thick, set weight 2,4 kg.. Contents: Volume I: 1. A Dialogue Between the Common Secretary and Jealousy 2. A Bundle of Old Ballads in the Black Letter, laid open to view in Modern Type and Orthography 3. A True History of Prince Radapanthus 4. A Caveat or Warning for Common Cursetors, vulgarly called Vagabonds 5. A Quip for an Upstart Courtier 6. The Trimming of Thomas Nash, Gentleman 7. Nashs Lenton Stuff: in Praise of the Red-Herring and Yarmouth 8. Tom Nash His Ghost 9. George Peeles Merry Conceited Jests Volume II: 1. How the Good Wife taught her Daughter 2. King Jamess Counterblast to Tobacco 3. The Arraignment and Execution of the Late Traitors, &c. 4. The Penniless Parliament of Thread-bare Poets 5. Deckers The Gulls Hornbook 6. A Strange and Monstrous Serpent, or Dragon 7. Work for Cutlers; or, Sword, Rapier, and Dagger 8. A Dialogue Between Band, Cuff, and Ruff 9. The Great Snow Storm of 1614 10. Taylors (the Water-Poet) Penniless Pilgrimage 11. A Kicksey Winsey 12. Farewell to the Tower Bottles 13. A Navy of Land Ships 14.. Jack a Lent 15. The Watermens Suit 16. The Life of Long Meg of Westminster 17. A True and Certain Relation of a Strange Birth 18. Murder! Murder!! 19. The Character of a Town Gallant 20. Poor Robins True Character of a Scold Volume III: 1. Taylors Travels: Three weeks from London to Hamburgh 2. The Unnatural Father 3. Sir Gregory Nonsense 4. A Verry Merry Werry Ferry Voyage, or York for my money 5. A New Discovery with a Wherry from London to Salisbury 6. The Great Eater of Kent 7. The Old, Old, Very Old Man 8. Part of this Summers Travels 9. The Complaints of Hop the Brewer and Kilcalf the Butcher 10. The Countrymans Care, and the Citizens Fear 11. Sions Charity towards her Foes in Misery 12. The Poets Blind Mans Bough 13. Bartholomew Fair 14. The Stage-Players Complaint 15. The Generous Usurer 16. Archys Dream 17. Mother Shiptons Prophecy 18. A Threefold Discourse 19. The Actors Remonstrance 20. An Ordinance against Stage Plays 21. Lady Eleanors Audleys Prophecies 22. Taylors: Walker the Ironmongers Recantation 23. Mad Fashions, Odd Fashions 24. The Kings Majesties Welcome 25. Sir Walter Rawleighs Farewell 26. taylors Wandering to See the Wonders of the West 27. Taylors Short Relation of a Long Journey 28. The Certain Travels of an Uncertain Journey 29. Vinegar and Mustard 30. The Character of a Town Miss 31. Jacksons Recantation 32. Ushers Predictions.
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Book number: 9762
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 486.19 | £UK 346.25 | JP¥ 52918]

British Intelligence in the Second World War. Volume One
London, HMSO, 1979. Hardcover (cloth), met stofomslag. xiii+601 pp. No images. Conditie: Very good.
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Book number: 6406
€  12.00 [Appr.: US$ 14.59 | £UK 10.5 | JP¥ 1588]

British Intelligence in the Second World War. Volume Three Part Two V3 Part 2
London, Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1988. Hardcover (cloth). xv+1038 pp. No images. Conditie: Very good.
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Book number: 6408
€  12.00 [Appr.: US$ 14.59 | £UK 10.5 | JP¥ 1588]

British Intelligence in the Second World War. Abridged Edition
London, HMSO, 1993. Hardcover (cloth). xiii+628 pp. No images. Conditie: Very good.
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Book number: 6412
€  20.00 [Appr.: US$ 24.31 | £UK 17.5 | JP¥ 2646]

Tokelau Oral Literature
n.p., Scandinavian University Press, n.d.. Different. 196 pp. Black & White images. Conditie: Good, Hardcover. Translation in English of old oral tales in the language of Tokelau.
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Book number: 6871
€  35.00 [Appr.: US$ 42.54 | £UK 30.5 | JP¥ 4630]

Gollancz. The Story of a Publishing House 1928-1978
London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1978. 23,5 cm, Hardcover, met stofomslag. 256 pp. Black & White images. Conditie: Very good, Dustjacket with protective transparant sleeve.
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Book number: 9746
€  25.00 [Appr.: US$ 30.39 | £UK 21.75 | JP¥ 3307]

Quasi Cursores. Portraits of the High Officers and Professors of the University of Edinburgh at its Tercentenary Festival. Drawn and etched by William Hole
Edinburgh, Printed at the University Press by T. & A. Constable, 1884. 41 cm, Different. Black & White images. Conditie: Very good, Printed in a limited edition of 850 copies, this being number 11 of 100 folio size copies (the other copies printed as the smaller quarto). Spine covered in vellum. Red leather title shield and year of publication on spine, letters and decoration on shields gilt. Front board decorated in red. First few pages a bit thumbed and some foxing. Title page printed in red and black. With 46 plates and 2 smaller illustrations. Book weighs about 4,7 kg not including packaging (which would take the weight above the 5 kg). Rare to find as the folio edition. .
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Book number: 6354
€  150.00 [Appr.: US$ 182.32 | £UK 130 | JP¥ 19844]

Desert Encounter. An Adventurous Journey Through Italian Africa
London, Darf Publishers Ltd., 1989. Different, met stofomslag. 281+(1) pp. Black & White images. Conditie: Good, Knud Holmboe converted to Islam and travelled through North Africa in 1930. Driving a Chevrolet from 1929 he rode from Morocco to Egypt.
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Book number: 9686
€  15.00 [Appr.: US$ 18.23 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1984]

The Headlong Career and Woful Ending of Precocious Piggy
London, Griffith and Farran, 1859, 1e ed.. 24 cm, Hardcover. 20+(2) pp. Color Illustrations. Conditie: Fair, Boards rubbed, light scattered foxing, a few small tears in the margins, one touching the printed part. Spine reabcked. Colour illustrations by the author's son (Tom?). Pages printed on just one side. Nice childrens book with comical illustrations.
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Book number: 6643
€  150.00 [Appr.: US$ 182.32 | £UK 130 | JP¥ 19844]
Catalogue: Children

The Roman History from the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth
London, G. Hawkins, W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington, R. Bladwin, W. Johnston, T. Longman, T. Cadell, 1770-1771. 27, Leather binding. (6)+xlvi+xlvi+634, xxxii+xxxiii+668, viii+694, vii+:464+(71) pp. Engravings. Conditie: Good, Leather bindings with five raised bands on spines. Gilt decorations on spines (floral and eagles). Four volumes. Wear to spines, missing three title shields. Contents good for age.. List of plates and maps present: Volume one with frontispiece and plates for or after page 1 (folding map of Latium), plates of Romans in the Toga, 88 (folding map of Rome), 140 (folding engraving of besieging instruments), 424 (The Trictinium of the Ancients), 438 (folding map of the north of Italy), 508 (engraving of Roman military), 516 (engraving of a Roman legion), 518 (engraving of Roman military), 524 (engraving), 525 (engraving of a besieging tower), 526 (engraving of a siege), 528 (folding map of the south of Italy and the islands of Corsica and Sardinia). Volume two with frontispiece and plates for or after page 1 (folding map of Sicily), 88 (folding map of the Balkan), 228 (folding map of the Iberian peninsula), 268 (folding map of North Africa, region of present day Tunesia), 306 (folding map of Macedonia), 324 (folding map of Asia Minor), 346 (folding map of the Balkan), 347 (folding map of the Peloponnesus). Volume three with frontispiece and plates for or after page 10 (map Provence), 222 (folding map Caspian sea), 584 (folding map titled A Map of Belgium), 585 (folding map of France). Volume four with frontispiece and plates for or after page 136 (folding plate titled The Battle of Pharsalia in the Year of Rome 705), 148 (large folding map of Egypt in ancient times). More photo's available upon request.
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Book number: 5621
€  450.00 [Appr.: US$ 546.97 | £UK 389.5 | JP¥ 59533]

The History of Napoleon. Illustrated with many hundred engravings on wood, from design by Faffet and Horace Vernet
London, Robert Tyas, 1841. Halfleather binding. xii+379, x+510+28+12 pp. Black & White images. Conditie: Good, Green leather on spine and corners, marbled boards. Gilt decorations on spines. Red leather title shields. Wear to bindings, loss of some leather to one corner and some paper to back board. Contents with some foxing. . With illustrations in the text as well as plates (reverse side of plates blank). More photo's available upon request.
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Book number: 3426
€  250.00 [Appr.: US$ 303.87 | £UK 216.5 | JP¥ 33074]

The Journal of Frederick Hornemans travels, from Cairo to Mourzouk, the Capital of the Kingdom of Fezzan, in Africa, in the Years 1797-8
London, Darf Publishers Limited, 1985. Different. iv+xxvi+195 pp. Black & White images. Conditie: Good, With folding maps. Horneman was een jonge Duitser en lid van The African Society, welke in 1788 was opgericht met als doel het verkennen van het binnenland van Afrika. In 1797 vertrok Horneman vanuit Cairo. Hij maakte deel uit van een karavaan richting Mourzouk, gelegen in het hart van de Libische woestijn. Nadat hij in Mourzouk is aangekomen wordt hij ziek en door de dreiging van geweld tegen ongelovigen en de dood van zijn bediende besluit hij terug te keren via Tripoli.
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Book number: 9695
€  35.00 [Appr.: US$ 42.54 | £UK 30.5 | JP¥ 4630]

Theatrum Machinarum Universale: of Keurige Verzameling van verscheide grote en zeer fraaie Waterwerken, Schutsluizen, Waterkeringen, Ophaal- en Draaibruggen - 1736-1737
Amsterdam, Petrus Schenk, 1736. 54 cm, Leather binding. (10), 14, (25 platen),(4), 12, (30 platen). Engravings. Conditie: Good, Full leather (calf) binding (rebacked preserving old spine), binding a little rubbed and bumped. With half titles, title pages (printed in red and black). Part one (published 1736) with two leaves with engraved dedication (including coats-of arms), not showing on digitised copies. A little light spotting and staining, mainly to the text. Contents good. With 47 double paged or folding plates (more than double-paged), all numbered (the eight folding plates numbered as 2 plates, so 55 numbered engravings). Rare first edition. Large paper copy. .
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Book number: 10559
€  2500.00 [Appr.: US$ 3038.71 | £UK 2163 | JP¥ 330737]

Submarine Boats
London, E. & F.N. Spon, 1887. Hardcover. v+98+17+(7) pp. Black & White images. Conditie: Fair, Binding a bit stained. Split at the front endpaper. Contents in good condition. With 7 figures in the text and 2 fold-out plates with multiple illustrations. On plate one Le Plongeur (from 3 different angles), Submarine Torpedo Boat (System Goubet, from 3 different angles), Nordenfeldts submarine boat for Turkey (from 3 different angles). On Plate two illustration from section through steering room of submarine vessel and sketch of submarine vessel (2 angles). Rare and early publication about submarines.
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Book number: 6481
€  450.00 [Appr.: US$ 546.97 | £UK 389.5 | JP¥ 59533]

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