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Catalogue of Western Illuminated Manuscripts the Property of The John Carter Brown Library Providence, Rhode Island.
Sotheby's, 1981. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Illustrated catalogue with detailed discussion of each lot. Lots included the Ottobeuren Gradual and Sacramentary and the so-called Psalter of the Prince d'Anjou from the collection of Horace Walpole. Condition: Boards a little bumped at corners and rubbed at edges, some marking/fading etc, but internally in very good condition. Good.
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Book number: 2369
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 12.75 | JP¥ 1370]

 
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Catalogue of Books Placed in the Galleries of the Reading Room of the British Museum.
London, 1886, First Edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 4to. Ex-library (City of Lincoln) with their stamp to title page. Red cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, fore-edges uncut (ie untrimmed), 611 pages. Condition: Boards a little rubbed, some straining of hinge across front end papers, age tanning to pages, library indications to prelims, paper label remnants to spine, spine strip chipped at top and generally worn and faded. Good.
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Book number: 4789
GBP 17.00 [Appr.: EURO 19.25 US$ 21.67 | JP¥ 2329]
Keywords: Catalogues, Libraries, British Library

 
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The Centenary Volume of Charles Griffin and Company Ltd.
London, Charles Griffin, 1920, First edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Dark blue cloth-covered boards, gilt decoration and titles to front board and spine, marbled end papers, coloured embellishment to pages (top margin), illustrations from photographs. Engraving- Griffin's Public Library, Glasgow 1921- preceding half title, portrait of Francis J Blight (Griffin's Chairman at time of publication) to verso of half title, both this page and the title page much decorated. Many chapters have a small portrait of a relevant worthy as a vignette. Condition: Boards a little bumped and rubbed but still a bright, attractive copy. Some blotchiness to the first page of the Foreword, thereafter clean and bright. Binding strained at one point. Weight before packing .9 kg; extra postage will be needed for destinations outside the UK.. Very Good.
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Book number: 5842
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.12 | JP¥ 2055]
Keywords: Publishing, scientific publishing, Glasgow

 
Cicero, an Excerpt from the general catalogue of printed books in the British Museum..
London, 1944. Paperback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: Folio. Sewn, paper covers, printed in two columns, 196 columns in all. Condition: Some creasing at corners of pages, covers torn and grubby, pulling away from the text block, but text block is clean and sound. Fair.
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Book number: 2371
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The English Catalogue of Books for 1932.
The Publishers' Circular Ltd, 1933. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Still a useful reference- 'Giving in one alphabet, under author and title, the size, price, month of publication, and publisher of books issued in the United Kingdom, being a continuation of the "London" and "British" catalogues; with the publications of learned and other societies and directory of publishers'. Green cloth-covered boards, blind stamped, gilt year number to front board, gilt titles to spine. Condition: Some rubbing to extremities, a few pencil marks (old prices etc) to prelims. Very Good.
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Book number: 4961
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The English Catalogue of Books for 1933.
The Publishers' Circular Ltd, 1934. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Still a useful reference- 'Giving in one alphabet, under author and title, the size, price, month of publication, and publisher of books issued in the United Kingdom, being a continuation of the "London" and "British" catalogues; with the publications of learned and other societies and directory of publishers'. Ex-library. Green cloth-covered boards, blind stamped, gilt year number to front board, gilt titles to spine. Condition: Small stamp of Ipswich Public Libraries to margin of first few pages. Some rubbing to extremities, a few pencil marks (old prices etc) to prelims. Good.
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Book number: 4962
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The English Catalogue of Books for 1934.
The Publishers' Circular Ltd, 1935. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Still a useful reference- 'Giving in one alphabet, under author and title, the size, price, month of publication, and publisher of books issued in the United Kingdom, being a continuation of the "London" and "British" catalogues; with the publications of learned and other societies and directory of publishers'. Ex-library. Green cloth-covered boards, blind stamped, gilt year number to front board, gilt titles to spine. Condition: Label (with crest) of Ipswich Public Libraries to front paste down and their stamp to margin of first few pages. Some rubbing to extremities, a few pencil marks (old prices etc) to prelims. Good.
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Book number: 4963
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The English Catalogue of Books for 1935.
The Publishers' Circular Ltd, 1936. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Still a useful reference- 'Giving in one alphabet, under author and title, the size, price, month of publication, and publisher of books issued in the United Kingdom, being a continuation of the "London" and "British" catalogues; with the publications of learned and other societies and directory of publishers'. Green cloth-covered boards, blind stamped, gilt year number to front board, gilt titles to spine. Condition: Label (with crest) of Ipswich Public Libraries to front paste down and their stamp to margin of first few pages. Some rubbing to extremities, a few pencil marks (old prices etc) to prelims. Good.
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Book number: 4964
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 12.75 | JP¥ 1370]
Keywords: bibliography

 
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Fine Books and Manuscripts from the Library of the late Alan G. Thomas.
Sotheby's, 1993. Paperback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Indexed catalogue of the sale of 474 lots. Condition: Rather worn covers, some creasing to first two or three pages, pencilled notes (prices) against some lots, one page with a short tear to margin and some creasing. Good.
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Book number: 2368
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 12.75 | JP¥ 1370]

 
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Livres Anciens et Modernes.
Monaco, Sotheby's Monaco, 1986. Paperback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 4to. Catalogue of sale at Monaco, 20 October 1986. Some but not all lots illustrated. Condition: A little scuffing to the covers, internally excellent. Very Good.
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Book number: 6457
GBP 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.75 US$ 17.85 | JP¥ 1918]
Keywords: books, antiquarian books, sale catalogue

 
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Nationalsozialismus und Faschismus, Eine Dokumentation.
Frankfurt, Sauer & Auvermann, 1969. Paperback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. . Catalogue of books on National Socialism and Fascism on sale from Sauer & Auvermann KG, Frankfurt am Main in 1969. Brown card covers, black titles to spine and front cover, 295 pages with details of 2040 books and other paper works, including a section of anti-Nazi works. With a few illustrations. Condition: Covers worn, text block sound and clean but a little bumped. Good.
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Book number: 6151
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.12 | JP¥ 2055]
Keywords: Bibliography, Nazism, National Socialism, Third Reich

 
Robert Burns, an Excerpt from the general catalogue of printed books in the British Museum..
London, 1939. Paperback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: Folio. Stapled, paper covers, printed in two columns, 38 columns in all. Condition: Stapled, paper covers, printed in two columns, 38 columns in all. Some creasing at corners of pages but clean and sound. Some creasing at corners of pages but clean and sound.. Good.
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Book number: 2370
GBP 11.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 US$ 14.02 | JP¥ 1507]

 
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Subject-Index of the London Library St James's Square, S.W. 1 (4 Volumes).
London, 1909, First edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: Good. Size: 4to. Comprising the volume of 1909 with the three volumes of additions, published in 1923, 1938 and 1955. Black (Volumes I, II and IV) or blue (Volume III) cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, gilt motif to front board. Condition: Volume I has split to front hinge, about half way along the length of the volume, and another towards the base; boards rubbed and bumped, binding slack, tanning to half-title, some light foxing until after the title page. The other three volumes are sound, with rubbing/bumping etc to boards roughly correlating with age; internally clean. Volume IV is from Canterbury Public Library, with their label to front paste down, while the others appear to have been private copies. Weight before packing over 5kg; extra postage will be needed for destinations outside the UK.. Good.
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Book number: 6343
GBP 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 78.5 US$ 89.24 | JP¥ 9588]
Keywords: bibliography, libraries

 
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University of London: Hand-Catalogue of the Library - Brought down to the end of 1897.
London, HMSO, 1908, 1. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Faded dark red cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 398 pages including Subject Index. The Preface (for the 1900 printing, and included in this printing) describes it as "an abbreviation of the Library Catalogue brought down to the end of 1897". Condition: Spine very faded, boards rubbed but sound, hinge strained at front end papers, pages age-toned, ownership details to front free end paper but otherwise clean and unmarked. Good.
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Book number: 4558
GBP 48.00 [Appr.: EURO 54 US$ 61.19 | JP¥ 6575]
Keywords: library catalogues, University of London, history of education

 
ADAMS, THOMAS R.
The Non-Cartographical Maritime Works Published by Mount and Page, A Preliminary Hand-List.
London, The Bibliographical Society, 1985. Paperback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 4to. Occasional Publications of the Bibliographical Society, Number 1, 1985; 54 pages. Condition: Covers slightly rubbed and worn, internally clean and sound. Good.
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Book number: 2358
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 US$ 7.65 | JP¥ 822]
Keywords: Books about books

 
ALSTON, R.C.
Handlist of Library Catalogues and Lists of Books and Manuscripts in the British Library Department of Manuscripts.
London, The Bibliographical Society, 1991. Paperback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 4to. Occasional Publications of the Bibliographical Society, Number 6 1991, 87 pages. Condition: A little wear to the covers, otherwise very good. Very Good.
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Book number: 2363
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BLACKMORE, RUTH MATTESON
Cumulative Index to the Annual Catalogues of Her Majesty's Stationery Office Publications, 1922-1972 Volume One, Volume Two.
Washington USA and Inverness, UK, Carollton Press, 1977, 2nd edition. ISBN: 0840801408. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 4to. Two volumes, complete. Grey cloth-covered boards, gilt titles on dark blue ground to spine and front board. Volume 1 A-K, 567 pages; Volume 2 L-Z 583 pages. Condition: A little scuffing and wear, but two sound, clean volumes. Weight before packing 4.1 kg; extra postage will be needed for destinations outside the UK.. Very Good.
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Book number: 6361
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.25 US$ 76.49 | JP¥ 8219]
Keywords: HMSO, Government Publishing

 BLACKWELL, BASIL, The World of Books, A Panorama.
BLACKWELL, BASIL
The World of Books, A Panorama.
London, Dent, 1932, First Edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: Poor. Size: 16mo. Decorative covers to boards, marbled page edges. Foreward by Hugh R. Dent. A Dent Memorial Lecture. Condition: Some age-yellowing to front end papers, one brown spot to half title and to the blank page opposite, otherwise clean, bright and sound. Slight bumping to corners and top of spine. Dust jacket in tatters. Free postage within the UK. Very Good.
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Book number: 2356
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 12.75 | JP¥ 1370]
Keywords: Books on books
http://duckcottagebooks.co.uk/StockPhotos/2356/2356.jpg BLACKWELL, BASIL, The World of Books, A Panorama. 

 
BOAG, ANDREW
One Hundred Years of Type Making 1897 - 1997 The Monotype Recorder Centenary Issue.
London, Monotype Typography Limited, 1997, First edition. ISBN: 0907322808. Paperback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 4to. New Series, Number 10. Co-editor Lawrence W Wallis. A series of essays covering the history of type making at Monotype in its first 100 years, with a chronology of key events in Monotype's history. Grey paper covers, 56 pages. Condition: A little wear, and one light pencil mark, to front cover; small smudge to title page. Very Good.
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Book number: 6616
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50.5 US$ 57.37 | JP¥ 6164]
Keywords: printing, industrial history, typography

 
CHANDLER, G
How To Find Out.
Oxford, Pergamon Press Ltd, 1974, 4. ISBN: 0080177816. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. . General introductory chapters (How To Find information, How To Trace Books etc), then chapters 6 to 15 each covers a Dewey classification in more detail. 194 pages, red cloth-covered boards, gilt titles on black to the spine. Condition: A little bumping and grubbiness to the boards, otherwise a very nice copy, internally bright. Very Good.
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Book number: 4493
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.12 | JP¥ 2055]
Keywords: Dewey system, reference, use of libraries

 
CLARKE, TIM
International Academic and Specialist Publishers Directory.
UK, Bowker Publishing Co, 1975, First Edition. ISBN: 0859350029. Hardback, Dustjacket: Good. Size: Folio. Black cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, dustjacket, 555 pages. Lists nearly 10,000 publishers and imprints. Condition: Dust jacket with edge wear, a little chipped; book clean, sound and unmarked. Weight before packing 1.8 kg; extra postage will be needed for destinations outside the UK.. Very Good.
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Book number: 6070
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.12 | JP¥ 2055]

 
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The Cambridge Modern History. An Account of Its Origin, Authorship and Production.
Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1907, First edition. Paperback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Grey paper covers, black titles and motif to front cover, 106 pages, illustrations. Order form etc for the Modern History bound in at the rear. "Recd. 31 Oct. 1907" in ink to front cover. Condition: Covers chipped and rather worn, light spotting to title page. Very Good.
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Book number: 6733
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 US$ 25.5 | JP¥ 2740]
Keywords: Cambridge University Press, History of publishing

 
EADEN, B E
Non-Current Serials - A Select List of Holdings in the University Library.
Cambridge, Cambridge University Library, 1978, 1. ISBN: 0902205320. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Holdings of non-current serial publications in the University of Cambridge Library., as an alphabetical list. Original black cloth-covered boards, gilt titles, no dust jacket. Condition: A little foxing/dust soiling to external page edges, a very little wear to the front board. Weight before packing 1.3 kg; extra postage will be needed for destinations outside the UK. Very Good.
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Book number: 4494
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 45 US$ 51 | JP¥ 5479]
Keywords: Catalogue, University of Cambridge

 
EINBINDER, HARVEY
The Myth of the Britannica, The Great Encyclopedia of the Western World, Reputation and Reality.
London, MacGibbon and Kee, 1964, First edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: Good. Size: 8vo. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 390 pages. Related newspaper cuttings left laid in. The author's own summary of his conclusion is "A once great and respected vehicle of learning has largely decayed and lost its essential purpose by becoming a commercial enterprise". Condition: Dust jacket soiled and chipped, book sound, clean and bright. Very Good.
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Book number: 5066
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 US$ 15.3 | JP¥ 1644]
Keywords: encyclopaedias, criticism, books about books

 
GOODRUM, CHARLES A
The Library of Congress.
New York, Praeger Publishers Inc, 1974. Hardback, Dustjacket: Very good. Size: 8vo. In the series U.S.Government Departments & Agencies. Light blue cloth-covered boards, silver titles to front board and spine, black and gold dustjacket, 292 pages plus one page of publisher's list. Condition: Light dust spotting to top edges of text block, some edge wear, including a small nick near a joint, to the dust jacket. Very Good.
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Book number: 5915
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 US$ 15.3 | JP¥ 1644]
Keywords: libraries, Library of Congress

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