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Pierced Hearts and True Love. An Illustrated History of the Origin and Development of European Tattooing and a Survey of its present State
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Pierced Hearts and True Love. An Illustrated History of the Origin and Development of European Tattooing and a Survey of its present State

By Ebensten, Hanns

London: Derek Verschoyle, 1954 Hardback, 145mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). 96pp with 87 illustrations in the text and a Bibliography, plus a multi-image colour-plate frontispiece and 8 further plates containing a total of 10 b/w photos. Some light occasional foxing, otherwise very good, in the original orange cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title and gilt front board logo, and with the very good and unclipped colour-illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition, Second Impression. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$128.56

Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction. The 14th Century
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Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction. The 14th Century

By Price, Brian R.

Boulder, Colorado: Paladin Press, 2000 Hardback, 220mm x 290mm tall (8.25" x 11.25" approx) Pp xviii, 508 with profuse illustrations in b/w photo and line. Almost fine, in the original black cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the almost fine, unclipped, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper. Please note that some additional postage will be required for overseas posting.. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Almost Fine. Sm Folio.

$372.16

The English Woman's Domestic Magazine, an Illustrated Journal Containing Practical Information, Instruction and Amusement [ The first nine volumes of the New Edition, with over 100 coloured plates. ]
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The English Woman's Domestic Magazine, an Illustrated Journal Containing Practical Information, Instruction and Amusement [ The first nine volumes of the New Edition, with over 100 coloured plates. ]

By Beeton, S.O., Editor

248, Strand, London: S.O. Beeton, 1860 Hardbacks, nine volumes, each measuring 135mm x 218mm tall (5.25" x 8.5" approx.). Pp vii, 288: vii, 336: vii, 312 (plus 4pp 'List of Prizeholders'); iv,284: iv,288: iv,288: iv,288: iv,288: & iv,288, giving a total of over 2,700 pp with engraved title vignettes, very many text figs. and engravings throughout [many full-page], PLUS 106 colour-plates, 57 of which are hand-coloured, single-sided, fashion plates, [the remaining 49 being chromos, several folding and/or on coloured stock [two of which have had archival tape repairs to versos of folds, otherwise all very good]. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University, with only a small blind-stamp impression to the blank lower margin of each of the nine title-pages. Contemporary green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine titles, with a two-inch fraying to the upper spine joint of volume one and a few very minor external rubs elsewhere. Undated, but published circa 1860-1864. Photos and/or postal quote supplied on request.. New Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/w's. Sm 8vo.

$608.99

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..

$196.23

Handweaving Notes for Teachers
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Handweaving Notes for Teachers

By Mairet, Ethel, R.D.I.

London: Faber and Faber, 1949 Hardback, 150mm x 223mm tall (5.75" x 9.75" approx.). 63pp. TOGETHER WITH, loosely inserted, an 8-page pamphlet with illustrated cover "Instructions for the Dryad Braid Loom". The pamphlet's staples have rusted out, and in doing so have rust-marked the gutter of the book's front endpapers. Previous owner's neat signature to the front free endpaper (and upper blank margin of the pamphlet), otherwise almost fine, in the original cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the price-clipped but otherwise very good, red & black-printed dust-wrapper. {Chapter Six deals with the subject the Author is perhaps more well-known for, colour and vegetable dyes.]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo..

$47.37

A Primer of Japanese Sword -Blades
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A Primer of Japanese Sword -Blades

By Robinson, B.W. M.A., B.Litt. Deputy Keeper, British Museum

Leatherhead: Dyer the Printer, for the Author, 1955 Hardback, 170mm x 250mm tall (7" x 9.75" approx.). 95pp, including Errata, plus a map frontispiece, 6 plates with a total of 64 blade types & profiles, and a folding double-page chart showing 216 Japanese Maker's identification ideograms. Withdrawn and sold from Lambeth Library's Reference Section with several stamp impressions to lower blank margins. Very good, in an excellent library-binding of black cloth-covered boards with a gilt spine title.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/w. Sm 4to..

$60.90

Antique Buttons Their History and How to Collect Them [Published earlier in the UK as ' Buttons for the Collector ']

By Peacock, Primrose

New York: Drake Publishers, 1973 Hardback, 194mm x 253mm tall (7.75" x 10" approx.). 128pp, with 6 colour, and 53 b/w plates + illustrations in the text, in total depicting many hundreds of buttons, and including a useful bibliography. The Author describes virtually every type of button manufactured in the 140-year period [1800-1940) covered by this erudite study. Very light sunning of top edges of boards, otherwise very good, in the original light-blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and price-clipped and slightly chipped but otherwise sound, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper. First Edition, Second Printing. Cloth. Good/Good. 4to.

$33.83

The Romance of Invention: Vignettes from the Annals of Industry and Science [ by the Author of "Fortunes Made in Business", "Two Sides of the Atlantic" , Etc.]

By Burnley, James

London: Cassell & Company Limited, 1892 Hardback, 125mm x 190mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). Pp viii, 376 + (xvi) Publisher's adverts, with a tissue-guarded frontispiece plate and five futher full-page illustrations by Gordon Browne. Handwritten Sunday School Prize inscription to front pastedown and a few minor external rubs, otherwise very good, in the original gilt & colour decorated, green cloth-covered, bevelled-edge boards/gilt titles.. Fifth Thousand. Illus. by Browne, Gordon.

$27.07

Incredible Collectors, Weird Antiques, and Odd Hobbies
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Incredible Collectors, Weird Antiques, and Odd Hobbies

By Carmichael, Bill

Amjon Publishers, Inc.[after Prentice-Hall, Inc. ), 1971 Hardback, 155mm x 235mm tall (6.25" x 9.25" approx.). 282pp + 29pp plates with a total of 50 b/w photographs. Very good, in the original illustrated boards/white titles.. Boards. Ver/N/A. Lge 8vo..

$10.15

English Papier-Mâché. Its Origin, Development and Decline. [ Papier Mache ]
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English Papier-Mâché. Its Origin, Development and Decline. [ Papier Mache ]

By Dickinson, George

London: The Courier Press, 1925 Hardback. 140mm x 223mm tall (5.5" x 9" approx.). Pp xv, 135 + 4 colour and 27 b/w plates with a total of 63 illustrations. Light foxing to prelims, otherwise very good in the original dark-green, cloth-covered boards/gilt titles. . First (& Only?) Edition. Cloth. Very Good/no d/w. 8.vo..

$101.50

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..

$87.96

Colour

By Various Authors & Ernest Charles Wallcousins, Edited in the Art Department of The Bennett College Ltd, Sheffield

Sheffield n.d. [1920-1930? ]: The Bennett College Hardback, 170mm x 250mm tall (6.75" x 9.75" approx.). Pp vii, 76, with 66 illustrations in the text, plus a series of single-sided plate leaves with 62 illustrations, several multi-image, and predominately in colour. Previous owner's signature to front pastedown, and very minor rubs to head & tail of spine. Otherwise very good, in the original dark-blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. No copy recorded on COPAC. . First Edition. Boards. Very Good/No Jacket.

$33.83

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.

$169.16

English Costume - Its History and Its Design

By Cooke, Patricia Gerrard

Liverpool: The Gallery Press, 1968 Provincially-printed hardback, 135mm x 203mm (5.5" x 8" approx.). 128pp with profuse illustrations by the Author. Very good, in the original blue boards/gilt spine title, and with blemished but unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper. Signed presentation inscription and original sketch drawing by the Author to front free endpaper.. Presentation Inscription Signed by Author. First (& Only?) Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good.

$20.30

The Linen Trade, Ancient and Modern
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The Linen Trade, Ancient and Modern

By Warden, Alex. J., Merchant, Dundee

London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1864 Hardback, 145mm x 230mm tall (5.5" x 9" tall approx.). Pp xi ( with Errata ), 745. Prelims lightly spotted, otherwise very good and tight. Professionally recased, with marbled endpapers, in the original pictorial gilt-decorated green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, the original spine cloth having been preserved and neatly laid-down on matching cloth. Photographs and/or postage quotes supplied on request.. First Edition. Good.

$196.23

Buttons. A Collector's Guide
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Buttons. A Collector's Guide

By Houart, Victor

London: Souvenir Press, 1977 170mm x 212mm tall (6.75" x 8.75" approx.). 128pp, illustrated throughout in b/w & line... First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Sm 4to..

$24.36

The Romance of the Straw Hat, being a History and a Guide to the Collections
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The Romance of the Straw Hat, being a History and a Guide to the Collections

By Bagshawe, Thomas W., with Harry Inwards & C.E. Freeman

Luton: The Committee, the Public Museum, 1933 140mm x 216mm tall (5.5" x 8.5" approx.). 48pp, with 9 text figs + a frontispiece and 14 further plates with a total of 22 b/w photos. A staple-sized rust stain to the leading edge of the final dozen pages, otherwise very good, in the original black & yellow-printed, light-blue, soft-card covers.. First Edition. Good.

$33.83

Bobbin Lacemaking

By Southard, Doris

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1977 Hardback, 215mm x 280mm tall (8.5" x 11" approx.). Pp viii, 216 with illustrations throughout and a short bibliography. Previous owner's name to front pastedown inked-out, otherwise very good, in the original grey cloth-covered boards/blue spine title, and with price-clipped but otherwise very good, illustrated dust-wrapper. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 4to..

$16.92

Fashions in Eyeglasses
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Fashions in Eyeglasses

By Corson, Richard

London: Peter Owen, 1967 Hardback, 185mm x 254mm tall (7.25" x 10" approx.). Pp 287 with 120 illustrations and 500 annotated drawings of spectacle frame types. Very good, in the original green cloth-covered boards, with gilt title to the (slightly sunned) spine, and with the very good and unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper. IT'S INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT THE CHEAPER MODERN REPRINTS CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED AND DESCRIBED AS 'ENLARGED' APPARENTLY HAVE ONLY 130 ILLUSTRATIONS, AS COMPARED WITH THE 620 CONTAINED IN THIS FIRST EDITION. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 4to.

$60.90

The Townswoman's First Book of Pattern Design, for the Craftswoman who ' cannot draw '

By Roper, Ruth V.

Westminster, S.W.1: National Union of Townswomen's Guilds 120mm x 185mm tall (4.75" x 7.25" approx.). Pp (viii), 47, (i), with 51 text figs., Almost fine, in the original decorated blue paper covers/black title. Undated but circa 1930's?. First Edition. Very Good.

$20.30

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