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Taste and Technique in Book-Collecting. A Study of Recent Developments in Great Britain and the United States
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Taste and Technique in Book-Collecting. A Study of Recent Developments in Great Britain and the United States

By Carter, John

New York: R.R. Bowker Company, 1948 Hardback, 155mm x 225mm tall (6" x 9" approx.). Pp xxiii, 203, with the decorated bookplate of George G. Wright to the front pastedown. Very good, in the original grey cloth-covered boards/maroon spine title, and with the unclipped but creased and chipped dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Poor. 8vo..

$13.58

Wilkes and Liberty 1768-69 + A Brass Roundel from St. Michael Paternoster Royal + The Fore-Edge Paintings of Stephen and Thomas Lewis + a Complete List of the Seventeenth-Century Newspapers. All contained in The Guildhall Miscellany, No. 8, July 1957
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Wilkes and Liberty 1768-69 + A Brass Roundel from St. Michael Paternoster Royal + The Fore-Edge Paintings of Stephen and Thomas Lewis + a Complete List of the Seventeenth-Century Newspapers. All contained in The Guildhall Miscellany, No. 8, July 1957

By Rudé, George F.E. + Merrifield, Ralph + Kellaway, William + Garrett, K.I. & Grosfils, M.M.

London: Library Committee of the Corporation of London, 1957 198mm x 260mm tall (7.75" x 10.25" approx.). 44pp, including a b/w photo of the brass roundel and 6 of Lewis' fore-edge paintings. Withdrawn and sold from Keele University, with one small label and a single circular stamp-impression to the front cover, otherwise very good, in the original soft-card covers/black title. First Edition. Very Good. 4to..

$16.98

The Marine Chronometer, Its History and Development
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The Marine Chronometer, Its History and Development

By Gould, Lieut-Commander Rupert T., R.N. F.R.G.S.

London: The Holland Press, 1976 Hardback, 150mm x 222mm tall (6" x 9" tall approx.). Pp xvi, 287 with b/w photo frontis. and 39 other b/w photo plates 85 figures on multiple-image plates. Very good, in the original dark-blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. The unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper is sun-faded, but otherwise sound.. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo.

$67.91

Modern Office Machinery.
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Modern Office Machinery.

By Foster, Leonard F.

London: Gee & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., 1929 Title continues: "..Being a practical handbook on the construction, methods of work, etc., of the most modern types of Office Machinery for the use of Principals, Directors, Secretaries, Accountants, Office Managers and others". Hardback 4to. 7.25" x 9.75" tall. Pp xiv, 163 with 111 b/w illustrations. A most comprehensive work detailing the machines to be found in use in offices in the pre-electronic era. Contents include much detail on typewriters, dictating machines, inter-communicating telephones, duplicating machines, addressing machines, calculating machines, accounting machines, sorting and tabulating machines, time recorders, etc. Endpapers lightly spotted and a couple of small oval library stamp impressions to blank areas, otherwise very good in the original blind-ruled, olive green cloth/blind title/gilt spine title.. First (& 0nly?) Edition. Cloth. Good/No d/w. 4to.

$169.76

The Enchanted World of Jessie M. King
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The Enchanted World of Jessie M. King

By White, Colin

Edinburgh: Canongate Publishing Ltd, 1989 Hardback, 220mm x 287mm tall (8.75" x 11.25" tall approx.). Pp xii, 164 with a coloured frontispiece plate, 176 further illustrations in colour, b/w photo & line, and a most useful Biblioraphy. Fine, in the original grey boards/gilt spine title, and with the fine and unclipped colour-illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Boards. Fine/Fine. 4to..

$196.92

Samuel Roberts Clock Maker. An eighteenth century craftsman in a Welsh rural community. W.A. Seaby's Copy
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Samuel Roberts Clock Maker. An eighteenth century craftsman in a Welsh rural community. W.A. Seaby's Copy

By Pryce, W.T.Rees, & Davies, Alun T.

Caerffili: National Museum of Wales Welsh Folk Museum, 1985 Hardback, 170mm x 250mm tall (6.75" x 9.75" approx.). Pp xvii, 450 with 128 text figs. in b/w & colour-photo and line, and a colour-plate frontispiece. Signed, in pencil, to the front free endpaper by W.A. Seaby [Author and expert on numismatics, horology and windmills). Fine, in the original green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the almost fine, unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper. TOGETHER WITH, loosely inserted, a manilla envelope containing b/w photos; copy correspondence and letters signed by both Pryce and Davies, concerning Samuel Roberts' clock No.233, offered for sale at Warwick Antiques Centre in Aug-Sept 1978. A very heavy volume, for which some additional postage may be required. Please ask for details of the cheapest option before placing your order.. With Enclosures signed by the Authors. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Almost Fine. Large 8vo..

$47.53

Joseph Haydn and the Mechanical Organ
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Joseph Haydn and the Mechanical Organ

By Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G.

Cardiff: University College Cardiff Press, 1982 Hardback 190mm x 250mm tall (7.5" x 10" approx.). 185pp with 36 illustrations in line, 55 plates and a useful Bibliography. Very good, in the original tan cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title and very good and unclipped illustrated dust-wrapper.. First ( & Only?) Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good.

$47.53

Clockwork Music. An Illustrated History of Mechanical Musical Instruments from the Musical Box to the Pianola, from Automaton Lady Virginal Players to Orchestrion
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Clockwork Music. An Illustrated History of Mechanical Musical Instruments from the Musical Box to the Pianola, from Automaton Lady Virginal Players to Orchestrion

By Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G.

New York: Crown Publishers Inc., 1973 Hardback, 190mm x 250mm tall (7.5" x 10" approx.). 333pp, including an extensive list of Makers and illustrations in b/w & line. Almost fine, in the original dark-green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. Rub to the top of the price-clipped, illustrated dust-wrapper, which is otherwise very good.. First Edition. Cloth-Covered Boards. Almost Fine/Very Good. 4to.

$40.74

Clocks and Their Value. Illustrated guide to ancient and modern clocks with a unique chart of all known Tompion clocks.
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Clocks and Their Value. Illustrated guide to ancient and modern clocks with a unique chart of all known Tompion clocks.

By De Carle, Donald, F.B.H.I.

London: N.A.G. Press Ltd, 1968 Hardback, 150mm x 210mm tall (6" x 8.25" approx.). Pp vii, 144, with line illustrations throughout. Fine, in the original light-blue cloth-covered boards/gilt titles, and with price-clipped, but otherwise very good, illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 8vo..

$10.86

Collecting Musical Boxes and How to Repair Them. (CLIFF PARFIT's copy)
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Collecting Musical Boxes and How to Repair Them. (CLIFF PARFIT's copy)

By Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G.

London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1967 Hardback 4to., 190mm x 255mm tall (7.5" x 10" approx.). 141pp, including a short Bibliography, + 44 plates, with 78 b/w photos and 20 text figs., + 3pp Publisher's adverts. Fine, in the original red cloth-covered boards/ gilt spine title, and with laminated [but not to the book] very good and unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper. BOOKPLATE of Cliff Parfit to the front pastedown. [Author of book on the bookplates of Japan]. First Edition. Cloth-Covered Boards. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Illustrated by the Author.

$47.53

Medals of the British Army, and How They Were Won - The Crimean Campaign
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Medals of the British Army, and How They Were Won - The Crimean Campaign

By Carter, Thomas

London: Groombridge and Sons, 1861 Hardback, 140mm x 223mm tall [[5.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp x, 185 + 6 tissue-guarded colour plates [including that of the only recently instituted Victoria Cross], + 2pp Publisher's adverts. Original cloth-covered, bevelled-edge boards with gilt spine titles and gilt Victoria Cross to front board. Binding rubbed and with some patchy fading, and with wear to head and tail of spine and board corners, spine cloth half part detached but present. Internally good.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$61.11

Collecting Musical Boxes and How to Repair Them
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Collecting Musical Boxes and How to Repair Them

By Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G.

London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1967 Hardback 4to., 190mm x 255mm tall (7.5" x 10" approx.). 141pp, including a short Bibliography, + 44 plates, with 78 b/w photos and 20 text figs., + 3pp Publisher's adverts. Fine, in the original red cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. The lightly edge-rubbed and price-clipped, illustrated dust-wrapper has a neat repair to the front upper edges, but is otherwise sound.. First Edition. Cloth-Covered Boards. Fine/Good. Illus. by Illustrated by the Author.

$24.45

English Bracket and Mantel Clocks
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English Bracket and Mantel Clocks

By Nicholls, Andrew

Poole, Dorset: Blandford Press, 1981 Hardback, 190mm x 252mm tall (7.5" x 10" approx.). 160pp with 115 illustrations. Very good, in the original brown cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with price-clipped, but otherwise very good, colour photo-illustrated dust-wrapper.. First & Only Edition?. Boards. Very Good/Price-clipped, otherwise VG. 4to.

$20.37

Collecting Microscopes - Christie's South Kensington Collectors Series
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Collecting Microscopes - Christie's South Kensington Collectors Series

By Turner, G. L'E

London: Cassell Ltd - A Studio Vista Book, 1981 Hardback 202mm x 254mm tall. (8" x 10" approx.). 120pp with 102 illustrations in colour & b/w photographs. Very good, in the original grey-white cloth-covered boards/brown titles and with, price-clipped but otherwise very good, colour-photo-illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 4to..

$33.95

Badges of Office. An Illustrated Guide to the Helmets and Badges of the British Police 1829 to 1989
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Badges of Office. An Illustrated Guide to the Helmets and Badges of the British Police 1829 to 1989

By Taylor, Michael Bradley & Wilkinson, Victor Legender

Police Insignia Collectors Association of Great Britain, 1995 215mm x 300mm tall (8.5" x 11.75" approx.). Pp (iv), 150 with over 1,400 b/w photographs. Very good, in the original illustrated, blue soft-card covers/white titles.. First Edition Thus. Very Good/N/A. 4to..

$88.28

Some Notes on the Nutmeg Graters Used in Folk-Medicine
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Some Notes on the Nutmeg Graters Used in Folk-Medicine

By Newman, L.F.

London: William Glaisher Limited, 1943 4pp + a b/w plate with 11 illustrations, contained in 'Folk-Lore - Being the Transactions of the Folk-Lore Society" Volume LIV, September, 1943. Other contents include G.H. Doble "Hagiography and Folklore" and, in Collectanea, 'The Seven Planets' by P.J. Heather & 'Early Irish Satire and the White-Thorn Tree' by M.C. Randolph. Original black-printed orange thin-card covers a little dusty, otherwise very good with the pages still unopened..

$16.98

The Evolution of Clockwork, with a Special Section on the Clocks of Japan, Fully Illustrated from the Author's Collection, Together with a Fully Comprehensive Bibliography of Horology Covering Over Six Hundred Items
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The Evolution of Clockwork, with a Special Section on the Clocks of Japan, Fully Illustrated from the Author's Collection, Together with a Fully Comprehensive Bibliography of Horology Covering Over Six Hundred Items

By Robertson, J. Drummond

London: Cassell & Company Limited, 1931 Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xvi, 358, with 92 illustrations in b/w photo & line and an extensive Bibliography. Covers sunned and neat signature of previous owner to front pastedown, otherwise very good, in the original, maroon cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w. 8vo..

$81.49

Miniatures of the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries. An Historical and Descriptive Record. [the half-title gives it as '....of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries..']

By O'Brien, The Honble. Donough, M.A. Christchurch, Oxford, Barrister-at-Law of the Middle Temple, Fellow of the Irish Genealogical Society, Hon. Member of the Royal Society of Minature Painters

15, North Audley Street, London, W.1: Published for the Author by B.T. Batsford Ltd, and Printed in Cairo By R. Schindler, 1951 Hardback 4to, 205mm x 277mm tall (8" x 11" approx.). Pp (xiv), 193 + 4pp un-numbered (list of Plates), + 385 illustrations, in half-tone, of individual minatures, on 136 plates, from specially taken photographs, and a six-colour-printed frontispiece plate. Title-page printed in red and black, and with the Errata et Corrigenda slip tipped-in. Almost fine, in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt titles, and with toned but otherwise very good, unclipped, dust-wrapper. Uncommon, and a major work on the subject, the scope of which includes paintings on porcelain, card, parchment, papier-mâché, enamel, metal, plaster-of-Paris and Ivory. Some account is also given of 'eye' miniatures and snuff-boxes.. First (& Only?) Edition.

$169.76

Old English Toby Jugs and Their Makers
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Old English Toby Jugs and Their Makers

By Woodhouse, Charles Platten, F.R.S.A.

London: The Mountrose Press, 1949 Postage will be reduced for this item. Hardback, 167mm x 228mm tall (6.5" x 9" approx.). 48pp with 12 b/w photo plates. Spine rubbed and boards creased with cracking to the front pastedown. Otherwise good, in the original grey paper-covered boards/black spine title.. First ( & Only?) Edition. Boards. Sm 4to..

$13.58

Horology. The Science of Time Measurement and the Construction of Clocks, Watches and Chronometers. WITH SUPPLEMENT
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Horology. The Science of Time Measurement and the Construction of Clocks, Watches and Chronometers. WITH SUPPLEMENT

By Haswell, J. Eric, F.B.H.A.

East Ardsley, Wakefield: EP Publishing Limited, 1976 Hardback, 140mm x 225mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xvi, 288, with 107 illustrations in b/w and line. Fine, in the original red cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. The unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper is lightly sunned to the spine, as usual, but is otherwise very good.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 8vo..

$40.74

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