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Adventures in Field, Flood, and Forest
London, Blackie. 1900, First Edition. Hardcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 256 pages plus 4 full-page plates, plus a 32-page publisher's list at the back of the book. Undated, but a typical late-Victorian book of adventure stories for boys and girls, all taken from true events. Includes the story of the Keeper of the Old Eddystone Lighthouse, Life Among the North American Indians, At Sea in a Small Boat, etc. Lightly tanned and aged on edges, previous owner's stamp in front, all in blue cloth with the title gold-embossed on front cover and spine, plus a drawing and floral decoration on front cover. Cloth slightly bumped at corners, spine faded, with slight handling wear at head and foot of spine, but still a handsome copy. Very Good/Not Issued with a Dust-Jacket.
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Book number: 11098
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 US$ 9.93 | JP¥ 1116]
Keywords: Victorian Childrens Adventure-Story Eddystone-Lighthouse North-American-Indian Red-Indian Lighthouse-Keeper

 
Agfacolor Manual, Guide to User Processing of Agfacolor Negative-Processing Material
Germany, Agfa-Gevaert. 1968. Paperback, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. From the shelf in our private library. 1968 3rd edition. 74 pages. A technical guide to colour photography using the Agfacolour process. Contents Fine in illustrated card covers, with previous owner's notes on front cover. Publisher's original amendment slip in front. Most scarce. Near-Fine.
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Book number: TC488
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 20 US$ 23.17 | JP¥ 2605]
Keywords: Colour-Negative Colour-Transparency Color-Negative Color-Transparency Agfa-Gevaert

 
Antiquarian Print of a Tiger Lily, Lithographed By W H Fitch
London, Journal of Horticulture. 1863, First Edition. Loose Sheet, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ill.: Walter Hood Fitch. A very rare copy of a Plate from The Florist & Pomologies, the Victorian monthly magazine of flowers, fruits and general horticulture. This is a superb drawing of a Tiger Lily - Lilium tigrinum flore-pleno - drawn and lithographed by the pre-eminent Victorian botanical artist Walter Hood Fitch, then hand-coloured. The plate is Fine with the original colours still as bright and vibrant as when they were first produced. Very Good.
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Book number: 100270
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.62 | JP¥ 744]
Keywords: Walter-Hood-Fitch W-H-Fitch Lithographic-Print Floral-Print Antiquarian-Print Lithography Florist-&-Pomologist Florist-and-Pomologist Lilium-Tigrinum Flore-Pleno Tiger-Lily Walter Hood Fitch

 
Antiquarian Print of Crab Apple Blossom, Lithographed By W H Fitch
London, Journal of Horticulture. 1863, First Edition. Loose Sheet, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ill.: Walter Hood Fitch. A very rare copy of a Plate from The Florist & Pomologies, the Victorian monthly magazine of flowers, fruits and general horticulture. This is a superb drawing of Crab Apple Blossom - Pyrus Malus floribunda - drawn and lithographed by the pre-eminent Victorian botanical artist Walter Hood Fitch, then hand-coloured, and printed by John Nugent Fitch, the artist's nephew. The plate is Fine with the original colours still as bright and vibrant as when they were first produced. Fine.
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Book number: 100271
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.62 | JP¥ 744]
Keywords: Walter-Hood-Fitch W-H-Fitch Lithographic-Print Floral-Print Antiquarian-Print Lithography Florist-&-Pomologist Florist-and-Pomologist J-N-Fitch John-Nugent-Fitch Crab-Apple-Blossom Pyrus-Malus-Floribunda Walter Hood Fitch

 
Antiquarian Priint of a Rose, Lithographed By W H Fitch
London, Lovell Reeve. 1861, First Edition. Loose Sheet, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ill.: Walter Hood Fitch. A very rare copy of Plate No 64 from The Floral Magazine, Vol 1, published in 1861. This is a superb drawing of roses, drawn, lithographed by the pre-eminent Victorian botanical artist Walter Hood Fitch, printed by Vincent Brookes in B&W then hand-coloured. The plate is slightly aged and marked consistent with age, but the image is Fine, with some marks from previous mounting on the reverse. Very Good.
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Book number: 100269
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.62 | JP¥ 744]
Keywords: Walter-Hood-Fitch W-H-Fitch Floral-Magazine H-Dombrain Vincent-Brookes Lithographic-Print Floral-Print Antiquarian-Print Lithography Walter Hood Fitch

 
AP 1596A & B - Pilot's Notes for Oxford I & II, Two Cheetah X Engines
UK, Air Data Publications. Facsimile Edition. Paperback, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 36 pages, stapled, with a frontispiece photograph plus 3 captioned fold-out pages showing the cockpit and instrument panel. An undated modern facsimile of the original 1944 2nd Edition of the Pilot's Notes for the Airspeed Oxford. Contents Fine in slightly aged but complete covers. Near Fine.
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Book number: 17887
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Keywords: Aircraft Flight Flying Pilot Pilots-Notes Controls Instruments Landing Take-Off Airspeed-Oxford

 
Aqua-Etchings of London Town
London, Ed J Burrow. First Edition. Paperback, Large 8vo - Over 9" Tall. Ill.: Margaret Holman. Undated, c. 1923. A very rare copy of this collection of 12 etchings of London landmarks bty Margaret Holman, all measuring approximately 7 x 5 inches - 180 x 130 mm - and each tipped-in onto a seperate page. No text. The views are of Westminster Abbey; Nelsons Column; Westminster from the Thames; St Paul (2 views); The Cenotaph; The Tower of London; Tower Bridge; Picadilly Circus,; The Royal Exchange; The Victoria Memorial and the Statue of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. The etchings are in Fine condition. Brown card pages, all in a brown card covers tied at spine with the original braid. Illustration pasted down onto front cover, and printed on the front cover is Selfridge, London. Covers wron and marked, with a slightl chip out of top of back cover. Very Good.
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Book number: 100210
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 39.75 US$ 46.34 | JP¥ 5209]
Catalogue: UK Topography
Keywords: Margaret-Holman Etching Aqua-Tint London-Views London-Scenery Westminster-Abbey St-Pauls Tower-of-London Tower-Bridge Royal-Exchange Peter-Pan Kensington-Gardens Margaret Holman

 
Arnhem Lift
London, Pilot Press. 1945, First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 96 pages. The scarce first edition of a glider pilot's moving account of his experiences at Arnhem, written by Louis Hagen but published anonymously. Rather than a description of the battle in total, he provides a series of vivid and moving recollections and experiences which combine to provide an unusually fine sense of the human disaster. Lightly aged edges as usual, missing rear free end-paper, otherwise contents Fine in bumped and marked grey cloth. Very Good/No Dust-Jacket.
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Book number: 11551
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Keywords: Glider Glider-Pilot Red-Beret Para Parachute-Brigade Arnhem-Bridge Landing-Zone Dakota C-47 Operation-Market-Garden Louis-Hagen Glider-Regiment Parachute-Regiment

 
Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II Operating Manual
Japan, Asahi. 1961, First Edition. Paperback, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. From the shelf in our private library. 48 pages. Illustrated Instruction manual. with list of accessories. Uncommon. Very Good.
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Book number: TC468
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.62 | JP¥ 744]
Catalogue: Cameras
Keywords: Camera. Camera-Collecting. Camera-History. History-of-Cameras. Pentax. Pentax-Camera Asahi-Pentax-Spotmatic

 
The Beatles, For the Record
UK, Stafford Pemberton Publishing. 1981, First Edition. (ISBN: 0860303403) Paperback, Square 4to - 11" x 11". 96 pages. The story of the Beatles in words and pictures, the latter being a fine selection of B&W and Colour photographs from a range of sources, The informative text provides an accurate early history of the Beatles and their music. Becoming scarce. Very good throughout in slightly worn, curled and creased photographic covers showing a Gold LP on the front cover with the four very young Beatles in the centre. A very collectible souvenir of a group that will never be matched. Slightly curled, otherwise Fine throughout in slightly curled card covers. Very Good.
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Book number: 5052
GBP 5.50 [Appr.: EURO 6.25 US$ 7.28 | JP¥ 819]
Catalogue: Various: Music
Keywords: The-Beatles John-Lennon Paul-Mccartney Ringo-Star George-Harrison Pop-Song Top-Ten Number-One Merseybeat Fab-Four Record-Album Cavern-Club 0860303403

 
Bestway Cookery Gift Book, Sixth Book
London, Bestway. First Edition. Hardcover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Undated, c.1930s. 158 pages. The sixth book in the Bestway series, providing a collection of delictious recipes, easy to prepare and inexpensive to produce. Covers sweet and savoury foods, from cakes and biscuits to full breakfasts and dinners. Every recipe is accompanied by a B&W photograph, plus there are 4 full-page colour plates. Lightly tanned edges as usual, top corner neatly cut off front end-paper, otherwise Contents Fine in slightly bumped and worn orange cloth, printed black only. Very Good/Not Issued with a Dust-Jacket.
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Book number: 100236
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Keywords: Cookery Recipe Menu Kitchen-Utensil Chef Caterer Cookery-Terms Cooking

 
The British Almanac of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1834, in Leather Binding
London, Charles Knight. 1834, First Edition. Hardcover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 252 pages with some B&W line drawings. Lightly foxed throughout. Bookplate of previous owner, Samuel Eaton Edge, in front; One Shilling and Three Pence stamp in red on page 2, otherwisie Contents Fine. All in worn and bumped marbled boards and quarter leather binding. Spine has five decorated raised ridges, with title in gold on a black panel. Covers slightly bowed. Some loss to outer surface of spine, but binding stilll good and tight. Very Good.
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Book number: 100160
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Keywords: 1834-Almanac Yearbook Year-Book Binding Leather-Binding

 
The British Almanac and Companion 1862
London, Knight & Co. 1962, First Edition. Hardcover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 288 pages plus 8 pages of advertisements at front and 30 at rear. A very rare copy of the Almanac for 1862, 'Being the Second after Bissextile, or Leap Year'. Contains an amazing amount of contemporary information on British life in mid-Victorian times - the Royal Family, politics, the armed forces, commerce, education, post, taxation, etc. An absolute bible. Some ink notes on diary pages by original owner, Lightly tanned edges as usual, otherwise Contents Fine in slightly bumped green cloth, gold-embossed on front cover and spine. Very Good/Not Issued with a Dust-Jacket.
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Book number: 100339
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 US$ 16.55 | JP¥ 1860]
Keywords: Almanac British-Almanac British-Life Armed-Forces Postal-Rates Victorian-England

 
The Camera Touring Guide
London, Focal Press. 1960, First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. FROM THE SHELVES IN OUR PRIVATE LIBRARY. 176 pages plus 8 pages of advertisements. Produced as the photographer's holiday guide and travel companion, crammed with facts and tips essential for successfull photography in a score of countres. Covers topics such as customs, prices, shops and services, foreign photo-words and phrases, emergencies, etc. A most useful and unique guide at the time, and today a rare and unusual item. Lightly aged on edges, otherwise Contents Fine in Fine red plastic covers and slightly aged covers. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 8651
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.62 | JP¥ 744]
Keywords: Photographer Photograph Camera Holiday Landscape-Photography Portrait Holiday-Photograph

 
Cassell's New Dictionary of Cookery Containing About Ten Thousand Recipes
London, Cassel & Co. 1912. Hardcover with dust jacket, Large 8vo - Over 9" Tall. 1165 pages plus 96 pages on The Principles of Cookery and Table Management. Well illustrated with 8 full-page coloured plates and numerous B&W illustrations in the text. After the extensive dictionary, there are three Appendices, on Kitchen Utensils, Seasonable Food, and a Glossary of Terms used in Cookery. Remains a useful source of information for both professional and amateur caterers. Lightly aged edges, front internal joint repaired with a small piece of acid-free tape, otherwise Contents Fine in slightly bumped and worn embossed red cloth, printed black only. Very Good/No Dust-Jacket.
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Book number: 100230
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Keywords: Cookery Recipe Menu Kitchen-Utensil Chef Caterer Cookery-Terms Cooking-Dictionary

 
Coronation Souvenir and Guide, Westminster Abbey, May 12 1937
London, Odhams Press. 1937, First Edition. Paperback, Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 54 pages, fully illustrated throughout with B&W photographs. The Weekly Illustrated souvenir of the Coronation of King George VI on May 12 1937 at Westminster Abbey. Includes full details of the procession and service, the royal descent, the regalia etc. Includes a full-page colour photograph of the Crown on England with the Orb and Sceptre. Also includes photographs of the new king with his family - his wife Queen Elizabeth, later to become The Queen Mother, and the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. A charming and historic souvenir, with a few original advertisements as a bonus. Very good throughout in slightly curled covers, staples rusting, centre form loose but complete. Very Good.
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Book number: 4932
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Keywords: Royal-Family Royalty Coronation Abdication King-George George-Vi Queen-Elizabeth Queen-Mother Queen-Mum Princess-Margaret Princess-Elizabeth Westminster-Abbey Buckingham-Palace Windsor-Castle Crown

 
Eckermann's Conversations with Goethe
London, Morgan, Laird & Co. 1950, First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 630 pages plus 20 pages of Prelims and Introduction. Translated into English by R O Moon, this remains one of the classic works of literature, now becoming scarce. Johann Peter Eckermann was a German poet and author; he is best known for this work - the result of his association with Goethe during the last years of Goethe's life. Lightly tanned on edges, otherwise Contents Fine in slightly bumped blue cloth, gold-embossed on spine, spine faded. Very Good/No Dust-Jacket.
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Book number: 100343
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Keywords: R-O-Moon. Johann-Wolfgang-Von-Goethe Johann-Peter-Eckermann

 
Irish Point-to-Point Handbook 1969
Ireland, Lord HolmPatrick. 1969, First Edition. Paperback, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 64 pages plus 8 pages of advertisements. A most scarce copy of this handbook published for the Irish Nationall Hunt Steeplechase Committee, which provides the results of all Irish point-to-point meetings in 1969. Contents Fine in slightly tanned printed card covers. Fine.
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Book number: 100100
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Keywords: Point-to-Point Hunter-Race Jockey Jumping Fence Point-to-Pointer Steeplechase National-Hunt Horse-Race Horse-Racing Horse-Jumping

 
List of the Linnean Society of London
London, Linnean Society. 1887, First Edition. Hardcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 48 pages, containing a full list of Felllows with addresses, Foreign Members, and Associates. Complete for the Session 1886-87. Slightly aged at edges, otherwise Contents Fine, bound into modern half-bound blue cloth with marbled front and back. An attractive copy of this now-scarce work. Fine.
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Book number: 100226
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.86 | JP¥ 2233]
Keywords: Botany Botanical Linnean-Society

 
Lynton and Lynmouth
UK, Smith. 1900, First Edition. Paperback, Landscape 4to - 10" - 12" Wide. Undated, but circa 1900, published by W H Smith & Son, The LIbrary, Lynton. A fine collection of 18 tipped-in sepia photographs - 14 size 8 x 6 inches, and 4 size 5 x 3 inches - showing a historic collection of views in and around the Devon towns of Lynton and Lynmouth. All photographs are captioned in the negative, and all have the original tissue guards. The photographs and pages are all in Very Good condition, all in slightly creased and curled brown card covers, printed black ony. 2-hole punched and secured with original ties. Most rare. Very Good.
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Book number: 7074A
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Catalogue: UK Local History
Keywords: Lynton-&-Lynmouth Devon-Coast the-Tors Lynton-Castle Countisbury-Hill Lee-Bay Wringcliffe Woody-Bay Watersmeet Glen-Lyn Lee-Abbey

 
Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
London, Heinemann. 1980. (ISBN: 1434958582) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Arthur Rackham. First published in 1913, this is a 1980 reprint of the 1969 edition. 154 pages illustrated throughout with B&W line drawings, plus 12 full-page colour plates by Arthur Rackham. A charming collection of nursery rhymes selected here by Rackham, mostly well-known and much loved. Lightly aged edges, childish "This Book Belongs to" inscription in ink in front, otherwise Contents Fine in red cloth, gold-embossed on front cover and spine. Very Good/No Dust-Jacket.
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Book number: 100173
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 US$ 16.55 | JP¥ 1860]
Keywords: Nursery-Rhyme Arthur-Rackham Childrens-Story 1434958582 Arthur Rackham

 
The New London Album, Six Cabinet Sized Views
London, W Sutton. 1890, First Edition. Paperback. Undated, c.1890. Booklet containing six sepia illustrations of London landmarks - The Houses of Parliament, The Albert Mermorial, St Pauls Cathedral, The Mansion House, Cleopatra's Needle,and The Royal Exchange. The only traffic in view are horse-drawn vehicles and one penny-farthing. Each illustration is approximately 5 x 3½ inches, sewn into card covers. Illustrations worn at edges, with some repairs, all in aged illustrated card covers. Very Good.
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Book number: 100222
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Catalogue: UK Topography
Keywords: Albert-Memorial St-Pauls Mansion-House Cleopatras-Needle Royal-Exchange London-Views

 
The Oxford Library of Words and Phrases, 3 Volumes, in Slipcase
UK, OUP/Book Club. 1988, Book Club Edition. Hardcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Boxed Set, Volume 1, Quotations,466 pages. Volume 2, Proverbs by John Simpson, 256 pages. Volume 3, Word Origins by T F Hoad, 552 pages. A fine work on English words and useage. All three volumes in Mint condition, all in matching red quarter cloth binding, gold-embossed on front covers and spines, all in original slip-case. As New/Not Issued with Dust-Jackets.
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Book number: 100186
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.86 | JP¥ 2233]
Keywords: English-Languge English-Proverbs John-Simpson T-F-Hoad Quote English-Literature

 
The Oxford Library of English Usage
UK, OUP/Book Club. 1990, Book Club Edition. Hardcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Boxed Set, The classic 3-volume work on using the English language correctly. Vol 1, Grammar, by A J Thomson and A V Martinet, 384 pages. Vol 2, Spelling, by R E Allen, 300 pages. Vol 3, Usage, by H W Fowler, 726 pages. All three volumes in Mint condition, all in matching red quarter cloth binding, gold-embossed on front covers and spines, all in original slip-case. As New/Not Issued with Dust-Jackets.
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Book number: 100187
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.86 | JP¥ 2233]
Keywords: English-Languge English-Literature English-Grammar Punctuation English-Usage Correct-English Queens-English

 
The Pearl of Days, Vol 1 and 2
London, Working Men's Lord's Day Rest Association. 1882, First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 96 pages, illustrated throughout with line drawings and engravings. The Pearl of Days was a monthly periodical, each issue containing 4 pages of short features and articles, mainly on a Christian theme. Many of these 24 issues have a full-page illustration on the front cover. A most interesting and very rare collection, professionally-bound into blue cloth, with an illustration of a canal boat on the front cover in black and gold, all heavily embossed. Previous owner's name (a child) in front, generally Very Good throughout in slightly rubbed and bumped cloth. Very Good/No Dust-Jacket.
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Book number: 9516
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.86 | JP¥ 2233]
Keywords: Church Christian Christianity Religion Sunday-School Working-Men's-Association

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