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The Agriculturist's Calculator: a Series of Tables for the use of All Engaged in Agriculture or the Management of Landed Property.
London, Blackie and Son. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 12mo. Undated, but previous owner's details on front free end paper are dated 1897. Forty-six tables plus a list of local weights and measures. Tables include"..the number of thorns, quicksets, or palings &c required to make a fence", "..the value of land, of growing crop, or of work done, at any rate per acre, from 3d to 100".. The superficial content of Slater, Tiler, or Thatcher Work,..". Irresistible. Condition: A much-used copy. Black cloth-covered boards very knocked and rubbed, spine strip splitting away. Text block sound, but some grubbiness throughout, and the first few pages are especially soiled. Fair.
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Book number: 1477
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.12 | JP 2055]
Keywords: farming, agriculture

 
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The Black Book; or, Corruption Unmasked!.
London, John Fairburn, 1820, First Edition. No Binding, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Sub-title: "Being an account of places, pensions, and sinecures, the revenues of the clergy and landed aristocracy; the salaries and emoluments in courts of justice and the police department; the expenditure of the Civil List; the amount and application of the droits of the crown and admiralty; the robbery of charitable foundations; the profits of the Bank of England, arising from the issue of its notes, balances of public money, management of the borough debt, and other sources of emolument; the debt, revenue, and influence of the East-India company; the state of the finances, debt, and sinking-fund....... The whole forming a complete exposition of the cost, influence, patronage, and corruption of the Borough Government". A neat, presumably contemporary hand has listed on the first, blank leaf the members of the "New Parliament for 1827", both Peers and Commoners. Condition: For recasing; boards lost, with only a few inches of the spine strip remaining (and attached to the text block). Considerable foxing to title page, thereafter occasional spotting. Text block sound and complete. Previous owner's name and address to recto of last, blank leaf. Poor.
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Book number: 6670
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 US$ 31.87 | JP 3424]
Keywords: Black Book, reform

 
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The Black Book; or, Corruption Unmasked!.
London, John Fairburn, 1820, First Edition. No Binding, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Sub-title: "Being an account of places, pensions, and sinecures, the revenues of the clergy and landed aristocracy; the salaries and emoluments in courts of justice and the police department; the expenditure of the Civil List; the amount and application of the droits of the crown and admiralty; the robbery of charitable foundations; the profits of the Bank of England, arising from the issue of its notes, balances of public money, management of the borough debt, and other sources of emolument; the debt, revenue, and influence of the East-India company; the state of the finances, debt, and sinking-fund....... The whole forming a complete exposition of the cost, influence, patronage, and corruption of the Borough Government". Previous owner's name to front paste down, "Loftus Grey" (Grey is my best guess), "Rifle Brigade".A Loftus Grey is listed as Lieutenant-Governor of Pendennis Castle, 18321835. Condition: Front board detached, as are front free end paper and title page. Both boards very worn, spine strip cracked along its length with considerable loss of the surface layer. Some spotting, especially to earliest pages. Uncut (untrimmed) page edges age-darkened. Fair.
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Book number: 6731
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 45 US$ 51 | JP 5479]
Keywords: Black Book, reform, Loftus Grey, Pendennis Castle

 
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The Century Edition of Cassell's History of England, Volume 3.
London, Cassell and Company, Limited. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 4to. From Great Rebellion to fall of Malborough. Special edition, not available through booksellers. Many illustrations, some in colour. Undated but presumed 1900. Brown boards, faux leather, gilt decoration and titles. All edges gilt. Condition: A little knocking to boards, tanning to end papers, but overall a very good, attractive volume. If you are trying to match an odd volume in a set don't hesitate to ask for more details and/or photographs. We also have volumes 7 and 4. Heavy book; extra postage is likely to be needed.. Very Good.
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Book number: 785
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 US$ 15.3 | JP 1644]
Keywords: history, nineteenth century

 
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The Century Edition of Cassell's History of England, Volume 7.
London, Cassell. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 4to. The Century Edition. From the illness of the Prince of Wales to the occupation of Egypt. 'Special edition, not available through booksellers'. Many illustrations, some in colour. Undated but presumed 1900. Brown boards, faux leather, gilt decoration and titles. All edges gilt. Condition: A little knocking to boards, tanning to end papers, but overall a very good, attractive volume. If you are trying to match an odd volume in a set don't hesitate to ask for more details and/or photographs. We also have volumes 3 and 4. Heavy book; extra postage is likely to be needed.. Very Good.
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Book number: 784
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 US$ 15.3 | JP 1644]
Keywords: history, nineteenth century

 ,, Charterhouse Register Volume 1 1872-1891, Volume 2 1892-1910.
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Charterhouse Register Volume 1 1872-1891, Volume 2 1892-1910.
London, 1911, 2nd edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 4to. Tercentenary edition. Green boards, gilt decoration and titles, top edges gilt. This second edition includes the names of fathers, and dates of marriages, with name of wife and name and profession etc. Of wife's father. Condition: Some fading and bumping to covers, foxing to the first few pages. Binding firm, pages clean and bright. Overall, a tight, clean set. Heavy book; extra postage is likely to be needed.. Very Good.
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Book number: 2516
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 56.25 US$ 63.74 | JP 6849]
http://duckcottagebooks.co.uk/StockPhotos/2516/2516.jpg ,, Charterhouse Register Volume 1 1872-1891, Volume 2 1892-1910. 

 
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The Civil Service Year Book and Official Calendar 1885.
London, Sheppard & St John Ltd, 1885. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Red cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to front board, advertisements to front endpapers, to verso of some of early pages and to rear paste down. Contents include regulations for competition to enter the civil service as well as details of entrance examinations for various grades of employee, together with specimen questions. 274 pages in all. Small octavo, barely 7.5 inches high. Condition: Externally shabby, with stains and soiling to the boards, a pencilled number on the front board, wear and damage to the spine strip, probably related to removal of a label. Traces of tape that might have once held the label remain on the boards. The title page and at least one of the other pages has in ink "Jarrold & Sons Ltd Printing Office Copy". The page containing the Preface has the same number scrawled across it as the front board. Pages 17 to 32B are detached, as are pages 97 to 112. There is age-yellowing to the pages, but apart from the ownership inscriptions I can find no markings. The text is complete. Fair.
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Book number: 6404
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 US$ 25.5 | JP 2740]

 
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A Dictionary of Dates.
London, Nelson, 1913. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 12mo. Complete in three volumes. In the series Nelson's Encyclopaedic Library. Undated, but Volume 11 carries an advertisement for Nelson's Encyclopaedia Yearbook for 1912-1913, and for Volume III. From Aachen to Zululand. Volume I 376 pp, Volume II 370 and Volume III 416, with pub;lisher's advertisements following at the end of the first two volumes. Condition: Boards a little rubbed, but three sound, clean volumes. Very Good.
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Book number: 4365
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 US$ 25.5 | JP 2740]
Keywords: Complete, reference, dates

 
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Le Dix-Huit Brumaire, ou Tableau des événemens qui ont amené cette journée;.
Paris, Garnery, 1800, First edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Title continues: "des moyens secrets par lesquels elle a t prpare ; des faits qui l'ont accompagne, et des rsultats qu'elle doit avoir. Auxquels on a ajout des anecdotes sur les principaux personnages qui taient en place; et les pices justificatives, etc. ". No author stated, but usually credited to Vincent Lombard de Langres (1765-1830). Printed/published by Garnery and P. Catineau et Rat. Full leather, gilt decoration, spine label almost completely lost, marbled end papers, 431 pages. Date of publication given as "An VIII de la Rpublique", which dated from 23rd September 1799. As the events described took place in November of that year, a modern rendering of the publication date as 1800 seems reasonable. Condition: Faint traces of damp damage to both sets of end papers and earliest and last few pages, otherwise pages clean and bright. Binding sound. Boards with some wear and rubbing, leather worn at joints but boards still soundly attached. A few pages remain unopened, and one or two have been carelessly opened resulting in uneven page edges. Very Good.
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Book number: 6245
GBP 105.00 [Appr.: EURO 117.75 US$ 133.86 | JP 14383]
Keywords: French Revoution, Napoleon

 
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Eminent Persons: Biographies Reprinted from the Times 1880-1889.
London, The Times, 1892, First edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. The biographies are reprintings of the obituaries as they appeared in The Times, and include George Eliot (pp 11-16), Garibaldi (pp 80-96), General Gordon (pp 159-175) and Victor Hugo (pp 177-189). Mushroom-brown cloth-covered boards, bevelled and with black decoration, gilt crest to front board, gilt titles to spine, 341 pages, 4 pages of advertisements. Additional obituaries and similar material- newspaper cuttings- laid in to rear, (once secured by a paper clip). These include Boris Pasternak, Rose Macaulay and Augustus John. Condition: Boards a little worn, binding pulled slightly in one place. The paper clip has left rust stains to the ear end paper. Very Good.
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Book number: 4784
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.12 | JP 2055]
Keywords: Biography, Victorians, obituaries

 
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The Extraordinary Black Book; an Exposition of Abuses in Church and State, Courts of Law, Representation, Municipal and Corporate Bodies; with a Precis of the House of Commons, Past, Present, and to Come..
London, Effingham Wilson, 1832. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. "A New Edition, greatly enlarged and corrected to the present time". Publisher's advertisments pp 1-16, Frontispiece portraits of Friends of Reform, title page, i-xiv Advertisement to the New Edition, Contents to xxxii, then the text and index pp1-683. Condition: In a very poor way. Boards detached, no spine strip, front free end paper with remnants of unsuccessful tape repair, half of p 683 (last page of Index) and of the rear free end paper missing. Weight before packing 1 kg; extra postage will be needed for destinations outside the UK.. Poor.
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Book number: 6634
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 56.25 US$ 63.74 | JP 6849]
Keywords: Black Book, reform

 ,, The Great Sheffield Flood, Its History Retold.
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The Great Sheffield Flood, Its History Retold.
Sheffield, 1898, 2nd edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 4to. Reprinting of "A complete history of the great Flood at Sheffield on March 11 and 12, 1864". Pictorial card covers, protected by paper wrappers (amateur, probably not recent). Reprint of the original 1864 edition, with original wood engravings. A Sheffield Independent Extra, number 5. Undated, but the advertisements suggest late 19th century, and one of the advertisements is for a tailor's selection of spring season trousers and suits for the season 1898. Condition: Top board detached and stained. Title page soiled and with a tear to the top right-hand corner (with no loss). Three separate previous owner's names to title page. The remainder is sound, but the advertisements towards the end are occasionally grubby, and the last but one has acquired some staining from tape used on the paper cover. Fair.
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Book number: 2641
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50.5 US$ 57.37 | JP 6164]
http://duckcottagebooks.co.uk/StockPhotos/2641/2641.jpg ,, The Great Sheffield Flood, Its History Retold. 

 ,, L'Italie pour les Populations Islamiques de l'Afrique Italienne.
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L'Italie pour les Populations Islamiques de l'Afrique Italienne.
Rome, Soc. Ed. "Novissima", 1940. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 4to. Paper covers, green and gold. Wartime Italian fascist propaganda piece. Many photographs of schools, mosques, hospitals and such like, some of genuine intrinsic historical interest quite aside from their interest as instances of propaganda. A fascinating period snapshot. 124 pages plus brief index. Produced by the "Centro Studi di diretto e politica coloniale fascista" (I.R.C.E.). Condition: Paper covers very rubbed and worn, with spine especially suffering from old age. Ink stain to base of spine and showing through to bottom of pages internally (about half to one centimetre). Photographs and text pages clean apart from this. Good.
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Book number: 558
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 45 US$ 51 | JP 5479]
Keywords: Italian Fascism, Islam, propaganda
http://duckcottagebooks.co.uk/StockPhotos/558/558.jpg ,, L'Italie pour les Populations Islamiques de l'Afrique Italienne. 

 ,, The Letters of Junius.
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The Letters of Junius.
London, 1804. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 16mo. In two volumes- 'A New Edition'. Tree calf, gilt edging, gilt decoration and titles to spine. Engraved title page, 4 engraved portraits to Volume 1, 6 to Volume 2. Roughly 5.75" by 3.5" Condition: Leather worn, front and rear free end papers of Volume 1 missing, with crude tape repair (relatively modern) across hinge of title page and paste down. Front board of Volume 2 detached. Previous owner's name, dated 1845, to verso of front free end paper; initials in same hand to title page of Volume 1. Good.
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Book number: 2071
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 33.75 US$ 38.25 | JP 4109]
http://duckcottagebooks.co.uk/StockPhotos/2071/2071.jpg ,, The Letters of Junius. 

 
Lincoln Stamp Album.
London, William S Lincoln, 5th or later edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Seventh Edition. Red cloth-covered boards, black titles. Contains a few stamps, mostly nineteenth century, in varying conditions, but of interest chiefly for the philatelic information that it offers. Early twentieth century, with pages for (for example) Eastern Roumelia, Thessaly, Two Sicilies, Schleswig Holstein and so on and a separate page for 'Greece- Olympic games'. Many pages of advertisements to the rear. Condition: Some damp damage to rear board, front board very rubbed so that titles are faded. Binding sound. Pencilled notes to rear paste down. Foxing to rear end papers, age tanning to title page.
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Book number: 1735
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 US$ 15.3 | JP 1644]

 
A Little Book of London.
Oxford University Press, 1951, 2nd edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: Good. Size: 12mo. A picture "of London as it is today", i.e. 1951. in the "Chameleon Books" series. Illustrated with 11 photographs and with a double page plan of the cities of London and Westminster. Undoubtedly intended for children, but an attractive little period piece. 56 pages plus index. Condition: Dust jacket rubbed and a little grubby, but the book itself is clean and crisp. There is a little bumping to the top right-hand corner of the front board. Internally clean and bright. Previous owner's name to front free end paper. Very Good.
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Book number: 1144
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.37 | JP 685]
Keywords: 1950s, London

 
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London Post Office Guide.
London, HMSO, 1943. ISBN: 0906520754. Paperback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. December 1943. Stapled paper guide laid in to a home-made card cover. Stamped "LONDON POST OFFICE TRAINING CENTRE" to front cover, 49 pages. Condition: Loss to last page (no loss of text); covers soiled, ink blot to front cover that has penetrated several pages into the guide. Some pages have several ink spots. Covers soiled. Fair.
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Book number: 5051
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 33.75 US$ 38.25 | JP 4109]
Keywords: Post Office, Wartime publication

 
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Map of Monastic Britain.
Chessington, Ordnance Survey, 1950. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. North and South sheets (linen-backed maps) bound in one volume, together with the text introductions etc, with the original card front covers; probably privately bound. The rear covers of each booklet have been removed, almost certainly at the time of binding, to facilitate the opening up of the map that follow. Bookplate of Dennis H N Sellers to front paste down. Bound in dark blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine and front board, red end papers. The two sheets (1:625,000) attempt to represent the character and geographic distribution of the monastic houses in Great Britain fron the Norman conquest until the Dissolution. Map compiled by R Neville Hadcock. Condition: Old price in pencil to front cover of North Sheet booklet, a little soiling to each front cover, otherwise excellent inside and out. Very Good.
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Book number: 5934
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 56.25 US$ 63.74 | JP 6849]
Keywords: Monastic Britain, Monasteries

 ,, Panhandle-Plains Historical Review XXXVIII.
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Panhandle-Plains Historical Review XXXVIII.
Canyon, Texas, Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, 1965. Paperback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Articles include 'The British Interest in Panhandle-Plains', 'Wintering in Palo Duro Canyon', 'Scotland and the Texas Mortgage Business' and 'Three Comancheros and a Trader'. 161 pages plus list of members and an index. Star item in this number must be the map included, loose, of the cattle holdings as they were in the Texas Panhandle in 1885, showing ranch locations, their brand marks, their names and their owners. Condition: The soft paper covers are grubby and knocked, but the volume is internally clean and attractive. Map in excellent condition. Good.
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Book number: 581
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 12.75 | JP 1370]
Keywords: Texas, ranching
http://duckcottagebooks.co.uk/StockPhotos/581/581.jpg ,, Panhandle-Plains Historical Review XXXVIII. 

 
The Ratcliffian, Celebrating 150 Years of Ratcliffe College 1847-1897.
. Paperback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: Folio. Illustrated. Condition: Slightly bumped, with a very little soiling to covers, internally clean, binding sound. Very Good.
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Book number: 2221
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 US$ 25.5 | JP 2740]
Keywords: public schools

 
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The Ratcliffian, Celebrating 150 Years of Ratcliffe College 1847-1997.
. Paperback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: Folio. Undated, but presumably 1998. Cream coloured card covers, illustrated with picture of the College and its badge; 239 pages of essays and photographs. Condition: Some bumping to top corner of front board, with matchig creasing to the first two pages, otherwise clean and sound. Very Good.
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Book number: 6738
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 US$ 31.87 | JP 3424]
Keywords: public schools

 
Reichsarchiv: Weltkriegsende an der mazedonischen Front.
Berlin, 1925. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Volume 11 of the series. With 8 maps and 21 photographic illustrations. The maps are of excellent quality, clearly printed on good paper. Binding: handsome green boards, gilt stamped decoration and titles. Condition: A very attractive volume; boards a little bumped. Very Good.
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Book number: 538
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.12 | JP 2055]
Keywords: First World War, Macedonia, Balkans

 
Self Taught Men: a Series of Biographies.
London, Nelson, 1876. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 12mo. Coloured frontispiece (Wilson and the Mocking Bird) and vignette to half title (Benjamin West and the Indians), a few monochrome illustrations. Condition: A manufacturing fault to one page has resulted in its being too big for the binding and being folded back. Boards slightly rubbed but still attractive; a sound, clean copy. Very Good.
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Book number: 1101
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 12.75 | JP 1370]

 ,, Speeches of the Earl of Shaftesbury and Others. With the 33rd Annual Report of the Glasgow Working Men's and West of Scotland Sabbath Protection Association..
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Speeches of the Earl of Shaftesbury and Others. With the 33rd Annual Report of the Glasgow Working Men's and West of Scotland Sabbath Protection Association..
Glasgow, 1882. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Red morocco bindings with gilt decoration; handsome marbled end papers. A slim volume totalling 50 pages in all. Condition: The leather is worn and rubbed and there is some loss of the spine to the top end (about 1 cm). Nevertheless this is an attractive little volume. Very Good.
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Book number: 633
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.12 | JP 2055]
Keywords: philanthropy, sabbath, religion
http://duckcottagebooks.co.uk/StockPhotos/633/633.jpg ,, Speeches of the Earl of Shaftesbury and Others. With the 33rd Annual Report of the Glasgow Working Men's and West of Scotland Sabbath Protection Association.. 

 
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Supreme Court of Judicature, The Daily Cause List.
London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: Folio. Court lists dated Tuesday 1st May 1973. The document has apparently been collected and bound because it includes mention of The Village Hall, Iken, Suffolk, although another case- Rodney Scarp Metal Ltd vs E. C. G. Trailers Ltd.- has also been marked by a previous owner. Red cloth-covered boards. Condition: Apart from the two cases mentioned, which have been marked up (the second in pen), the pages are clean and unmarked. The binding is sound and clean. Bookplate of A.T. Copsey to front paste down, and also of R.W.Lamb. Very Good.
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Book number: 2376
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 US$ 9.56 | JP 1027]

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