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Familiar Studies of Men and Books

By: Stevenson, R. L

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus 1912: 1997

Book number: 52530

Condition: Very Good


277 pp, a Morrell binding with gilt decorated vellum spine, name in ink on f.e.p. fine paper edition, foxing to title page. View more info

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Art and Science : A Study of Alberti, Piero della Francesca and Giorgione

By: Stokes, Adrian

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber 1949: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 54297

Condition: Near Fine


75, plus 24 plates, pp. Bound in full polished red calf with gilt decoration to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Boards bright. Very clean copy. Leaves slightly age-darkened. With 24 b&w illustrations. This is the de-luxe calf binding used on the limited edition. This is, however, the 1949 first edition. View more info

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The Spell of the Pacific: An Anthology of Its Literature

By: Stroven, Carl and A. Grove Day, Editors

Price: £95.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Company 1949: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 45040

Condition: Very Good


xx, 940 pp. Bound in green half calf over boards. Top edge gilt. Spine gilt. Owner's gilt initials to lower front board. Bound for Sotheran's. Some small rubbing to spine. View more info

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Fra Lippo Lippi

By: Strutt, Edward C

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons. 1901: 1901

Book number: 40194

Condition: Very Good


xxiii, 202 pp., Beautiful dark green full morocco binding with gilt ornaments on spine. AEG. Lovely gilt borders. Illustrated with b/w plates. Prev owner's library plate on pastedown. Spine faded, some transference to endpapers, very minor scuffs to front board. Beautifully clean internally. View more info

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Les Mysteres De Paris

By: Sue, Eugene

Price: £300.00

Publisher: Paris, Libraire De Charles Gosselin 1843 / 1844: 1844

Edition: First Illustrated Edition

Book number: 36439

Condition: Very Good


4 Vols various paginations. Black quarter morocco bindings with marbled boards. Edges rubbed, corners chipped. Sporadic minor foxing throughout. FRENCH TEXT View more info

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The Winds of the World: Seven Love Stories

By: Sutherland, Millicent

Price: £350.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann 1902: 1902

Book number: 45463

Condition: Very Good


226 pp. Painted full vellum binding. Patterned design of floral and leaf motifs in yellow, orange and green outlined in gilt. Motif repeated on spine and rear board. All edges gilt. Bevelled edges. Bookplate to front pastedown. Front board slightly marked. Slight foxing to prelims. Frontis by Walter Crane. A VG copy. View more info

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Gulliver's Travels. Two volumes in one

By: Swift, Jonathan

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, Jones & Company 1826: 1826

Book number: 57774

Condition: Very Good


2 volumes in 1. xxviii, 200, viii, 210 pp. Small 48mo format measuring 5.5cm x 10cm. Contemporary dark blue straight-grained morocco with gilt decoration to spine. Frontis portrait and extra-engraved title-page to each volume. Clean copy in VG condition. Binding firm. According to Copac, just Trinity have this earliest printing of 1826 in the 'University Edition,' with Cambridge showing an 1830 imprint and the National Trust an 1828 edition in the 'Temple of Muses' serie... View more info

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English Based On The Oxford English Dictionary and Its Supplements

By: Sykes, J. B., editor

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press 1982: 1982

Edition: Seventh Edition

Book number: 49031

ISBN: 0198611315

Condition: Very Good


xxvii, 1264 pp. Green full morocco with five raised bands and gilt panels to spine. All edges gilt. Leather doublures and marbled endpapers. Bound by Asprey. Spine slightly faded. View more info

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The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson : Poet Laureate

By: Tennyson, Alfred

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited 1911: 1911

Book number: 55858

Condition: Very Good


viii, 901 pp. Dark green full morocco. Raised bands to spine with gilt title lettering. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Bound by Riviere. Spine and part of front board faded to brown. Small mark to board. Internally very clean. No ownership names. Frontis portrait. View more info

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Maud, and Other Poems

By: Tennyson, Alfred

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Edward Moxon & Co. 1864: 1864

Edition: New Edition

Book number: 57367

Condition: Very Good


168 pp. Contemporary full red gilt-decorated morocco. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels. All edges gilt. Prize binding with gilt school device to front & rear boards. Minor wear to extremities. Ink owner's name to first blank. Internally clean. View more info

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The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson : Poet Laureate

By: Tennyson, Alfred Lord

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited 1911: 1911

Book number: 56028

Condition: Very Good


viii, 901 pp. Maroon half morocco over red cloth. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels and lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Riviere. A few marks to boards. Spotting to prelims and fore-edge. Internally clean. Frontis portrait. Binding firm. View more info

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Lord Tennyson's Works in Nine Volumes: The Eversley Edition: Poems I and II; Idylls of The King; Enoch Arden, In Memoriam; Demeter, Etc.; Queen Mary, Harold; Ballads, Etc.; The Princess Maud; Becket, Etc.

By: Tennyson, Alfred Lord; Tennyson, Lord Hallam (ed.)

Price: £950.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan & Co Ltd. 1908: 1908

Book number: 54631

Condition: Fine


Complete in 9 volumes. Full red morocco with raised bands to spines and gilt title lettering. All edges gilt. Gilt dentelles. Coloured headbands. Ribbon markers. Bound for Hatchards. Minor marks to a few boards. Offsetting to endpapers from dentelles. Original owner's inscription card lightly attached to endpaper. Internally bright and fresh. A handsome set in Fine condition. View more info

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The Four Georges and English Humorists

By: THACKERAY, W. M.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Asprey & Co., Ltd.:

Book number: 45056

Condition: Very Good


N.d. [c. 1910]. 388 pp. Maroon pebbled calf. Spine elaborately gilt with five raised bands. Boards gilt. All edges gilt. Inner dentelles. Bound for Asprey's. Handsome copy. View more info

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Vanity Fair, Pendennis, the Newcombes, the Virginians

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: £1,000.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury and Evans 1849: 1849

Book number: 5753

Condition: Very Good


7 vols various paginations. 4 novels in 7 volumes, bound in a beautiful black half morocco with gilt panels on spine and marbled boards. AEG. All first editions bar 'Vanity Fair'. B/w plates bearing the author's own illustrations, some of these have transferred slightly on to the facing page. Slight rubbing to the boards and leather, but this a very strong handsome set in spite of what are very minor exterior defects. View more info

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The New Print Magazine : Being a Collection of Picturesque Views and Beautiful Scenes in the Several Counties of England and Wales, With Letter Press Descriptions

By: The New Print Magazine

Price: £500.00

Publisher: London, H. D.Symonds, J. Parsons, Allen & West, et al. N.d. [1795/96]: 1795

Book number: 55959

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated. Oblong format measuring 21cm x 13cm. Recent dark red blind-stamped & sprinkled full calf. Raised bands to spine with black leather title label & gilt lettering. New endpapers. Bound by Atlkinsons. Engraved title-page. One-page description of each plate followed by finely engraved copper engraving of views, grand houses, seats, etc. With 58 full-page copper engraved plates, as called for. Most plates with tissue-guards, lacking a few. Some foxing to tissue-gu... View more info

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British Sports and Sportsmen : Breeding Agriculture Country-Life Pursuits

By: The Sporting Life and Sportsman, edited by

Price: £195.00

Publisher: London, Sports and Sportsmen, Ltd. N.d. [c. 1920's]: 1912

Edition: Limited Edition

Book number: 56836

Condition: Near Fine


This is copy no. 623 of an edition limited to 1,000 copies. xiv, 491 pp. Large thick folio. Full dark red morocco with gilt lettering to front board. Raised bands to spine with gilt decoration & lettering. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Minor marks to boards. Internally clean. Title-page in red & black. Tissue-guarded full-page photogravures. Numerous in-text illustrations. In Near Fine condition. View more info

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British Sports and Sportsmen : Athletic Sports Tennis Rackets and Other Ball Games

By: The Sporting Life, edited by

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, Sports and Sportsmen Ltd. N.d. [c. 1920's]: 1912

Edition: Limited Edition

Book number: 56837

Condition: Near Fine


This is copy no. 536 of an edition limited to 1,000 copies. xiii, 421 pp. Large thick folio. Full dark red morocco with gilt lettering to front board. Raised bands to spine with gilt decoration & lettering. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Internally clean. Title-page in red & black. Tissue-guarded full-page photogravure portraits. Numerous in-text illustrations. In Near Fine condition. View more info

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Shelley

By: Thompson, Francis

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Burns and Oates 1911: 1911

Book number: 56974

Condition: Very Good


91, (4) pp. Bound in maroon full calf. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels & lettering. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Harrods. Wear to head of spine. Boards clean. Internally clean. Four-page adverts at rear of Francis Thompson's works. View more info

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The Works of Mr. James Thomson : With His Last Corrections and Improvements. To Which is Prefixed, The Life of the Author by Patrick Murdoch. In 3 volumes

By: Thomson, James and Patrick Murdoch

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Printed for R. Baldwin; J. Nichols and Son; F. and C. Rivington; et al. 1802: 1802

Book number: 54994

Condition: Very Good


In three volumes complete. 280; 307; 310, (1) pp. Contemporary full calf with gilt borders. Five raised bands to spines with gilt panels and leather title & volume labels. One label chipped with slight loss. Boards clean with slight fading to one board. Marbled endpapers. Frontis portrait engraving. Additional full-page engravings. Minor scattered foxing. Bindings firm. An attractive set. View more info

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Women Bookbinders, 1880-1920

By: Tidcombe, Marianne

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, The British Library 1996: 1996

Book number: 55442

ISBN: 0712304118

Condition: Fine


240 pp., the book is fine and looks unread, but there are a couple of short tears to the glassine jacket. During the period 1880 to 1920 the number of women bookbinders in Britain increased dramatically. This is an introduction to the role and work of women craft binders during the period, including Sarah Prideaux, Katharine Adams, Sybil Pye and the Guild of Women Binders. All significant figures are included, and the text is supported with appendices illustrating the t... View more info