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The Etiquette of Love, Courtship, and Marriage, to which is added The Etiquette of Politeness
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The Etiquette of Love, Courtship, and Marriage, to which is added The Etiquette of Politeness

By Anon

London and Halifax: Milton and Sowerby, 1866 Hardback, 80mm x 128mm tall (3" x 5" approx.). 160pp , plus a hand-coloured frontispiece and two engraved plates, the first of which is stated as being the work of Lizars (presumably William Home Lizars,1788 - 30 March 1859). Minor rubs to cloth edges and corners and neat [early] owner's inscription to the blank head of the half-title. Otherwise very good, in the original blind-decorated, blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title/all edges gilt and, to the front board, the gilt decorated aphorism "Happy is the Man That Has Made Her His Wife" . [COPAC records only two copies, published respectively in 1850 & 1859.]. Cloth. Good. Sm 8vo..

$101.50

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

Astrology and the Popular Press. English Almanacs 1500 - 1800
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Astrology and the Popular Press. English Almanacs 1500 - 1800

By Capp, Bernard

London & Boston: Faber and Faber, 1979 Hardback, 145mm x 220mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 452pp + 8pp plates, with title-leaf vignette, 13 b/w photos and 3 illustrations in the text. A fine copy, in the original red cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with fine unclipped illustrated dust-wrapper.. First (& Only?) Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$27.07

Counting-Out Rhymes. A Dictionary
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Counting-Out Rhymes. A Dictionary

By Abrahams, Roger D. & Rankin, Lois [Editors]

Austin & London: University of Texas Press, 1980 Hardback, 145mm x 235mm tall (5.5" x 9.25" approx.). Pp xix, 243. Fine, in the original cloth/black spine title, and with the fine and unclipped illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo..

$20.30

In Chimney Corners. Merry Tales of Irish Folk Lore
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In Chimney Corners. Merry Tales of Irish Folk Lore

By MacManus, Seumas

London & New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899 Hardback, 130mm x 205mm tall (5.25" x 8" approx.). Pp xviii, 281, with a b/w pictorial title-page, plus a tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece plate, 7 further colour plates, and 6 chapter head & tail-piece line drawings. Original coloured pictorial cloth-covered boards somewhat rubbed and marked to spine, but internally very good. Blind-stamp impression of Keele University to the lower blank margin of the title-leaf and, to the front free endpaper, the signature of Charles Sarolea.. First Edition. Decorated Cloth. Covers marked, internally Vg/No d/w. Illus. by Smith, Pamela Colman. Sm 8vo..

$101.50

The English Gipsies and Their Language [ Gypsies ]
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The English Gipsies and Their Language [ Gypsies ]

By Leland, Charles G.

London: Trübner & Co., 1874 Hardback, 125mm x 182mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). Pp xiii, 259. Withdrawn stamp impression of University of Keele to front free endpaper, and library stamping and accession marks to title-page. Otherwise good, in a library binding of turquoise cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. Third Edition. Cloth. Fair/N/A.

$54.13

A Tractate on Language with Observations on the French Tongue, Eastern Tongues and Times , and chapters on Literal Symbols, Philology and Letters of Speech, Rhyme, Time, and Longevity
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A Tractate on Language with Observations on the French Tongue, Eastern Tongues and Times , and chapters on Literal Symbols, Philology and Letters of Speech, Rhyme, Time, and Longevity

By Gyll, Gordon Willoughby James, Esq., of Wraysbury, Bucks.

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1860 Hardback, 140mm x 278mm tall (5.5" x 9" approx.). Pp ix, 388, plus Contents leaf and tipped-in Errata slip. Title-leaf printed in red & black. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University, with minimal stamping &c. and a small chip to the lower free corner of the title leaf, otherwise good, in the original blind-decorated, dark-green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. Second Edition, Augmented and Revised. Decorated Cloth. Good/Later Glassine d/w. 8vo..

$60.90

The Origin and History of the English Horse-shoe

By Murray, R.W., F.R.C.S.

Gloucester: Printed for the Cotteswold Naturalists' Field Club by John Jennings, 1928 165mm x 280mm tall (6.5" x 10.25" approx.), Contained in Vol XXIII of the Club's Proceedings and comprising pages 79 to 105 incl. plus 4 single-sided plate leaves containing a total of 33 illustrations in b/w photo or line. Fine and partially unopened. This learned article is only one of ten contained, the whole volume having pp vii, 124 with further b/w photo plates, some tissue-guarded, plus a folding plan, printed in red & black, of Roman Caerleon. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University, the volume has only one stamp impression and is otherwise almost fine, in the original black-printed, thin card covers.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$40.60

The Immortal Negro Melodies. These are the Songs Paul Robeson Sings.
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The Immortal Negro Melodies. These are the Songs Paul Robeson Sings.

By Foster, Stephen Colins and Others [ Paul Robeson ]

London: The Family Journal, 1937 165mm x 228mm tall (6.5" x 9" approx.) 24pp incl. covers. Paper toned and staples rusted but sound, otherwise good. Published as a Supplement to the November 6th, 1937 issue of The Family Journal. The illustrated words and music to fourteen negro spirituals from the repertoire of the great Paul Robeson. Postage will be reduced for this item.. First Edition. Good/N/A.

$16.92

L'Art Fantastique de Segrelles [ the French edition of The Art of Segrelles ]
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L'Art Fantastique de Segrelles [ the French edition of The Art of Segrelles ]

By Segrelles, Vincente [ Illustrator of the Dust-Wrapper to Terry Pratchett's "The Colour of Magic"]

Bruxelles: Magic Strip SA, 1987 230mm x 295mm tall (9.25" x 11.5" approx.). 23 full-page and 7 double full-page full colour illustrations, many of an erotic nature. Text in French. Very good, in the original full-colour, thin card covers.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/N/A. Sm Folio.

$27.07

Erinsaga. The Mythological Paintings of Jim Fitzpatrick
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Erinsaga. The Mythological Paintings of Jim Fitzpatrick

By Fitzpatrick, Jim, Introduction by Andrew M. Greeley

Dublin: De Danaan Press, 1985 210mm x 295mm tall (8.25" x 11.75" approx.). 112pp illustrated throughout mostly in full colour. Very good, in the original colour-illustrated thin card covers.. First Edition. Card. Very Good/N/A. Folio.

$33.83

Le Morte DArthur - in One in Specyal et al. The Immortalizers of King Arthur [ One in Special Morte D'Arthur ]

By Hart, Sidney [Editor] [& William Lewis Jones]. - Malory

Presteigne, Principality of Wales: Three Golden Crowns, 1985 4.75" x 6.75" tall. Pp x, 53, viii, 145 + 2 blank leaves for notes. Printed for the Morte DArthur Quincentenary 1485-1985, the book comprises: A note of the histories of the only two extant copies of Le Morte D'Arthur with facsimiles of their variant colophons: A short biography of William Lewis Jones, author of "King Arthur in History and Legend": A map showing the sites of the battlefields of the Wars of the Roses: A scholarly chapter on Anthony Woodville, brother of Elizabeth wife to King Edward IV, who later as Earl Rivers brought Malory's story of Arthur to Caxton: Four bibliographies: Caxton's Preface: A. W. Pollard's title-page: Malory's Epilogue: Caxton's Colophon: An index, and a facsimile reprint of the book " King Arthur in History and Legend", originally published at the Cambridge University Press, 1911. A fine unread copy in the original colour-printed pictorial soft card covers. Postage will be reduced for this item. MULTIPLE COPIES of this title are in stock and available for immediate dispatch. Please ask for details of special terms for bulk orders.. First & Only Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.

$6.70

Clown
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Clown

By Disher, M Willson

London: Leonard Parsons, 1924 Hardback, 120mm x 178mm tall (4.75" x 7.5" approx.). 313pp. Rubs to head, tail and edges of spine, prelims spotted with some lesser occasional spotting to margins, and lacking front free endpaper. Otherwise sound, in the original double black-ruled green cloth-covered boards/black titles.. First Edition. Cloth. Fair/Later Glassine d/w. 8vo..

$60.90

Myth in the Modern French Theatre - An Inaugural Lecture
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Myth in the Modern French Theatre - An Inaugural Lecture

By North, R.J., M.A., Professor of French in the University of Keele

University of Keele, 1962 142mm x 223mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx). 18pp. The first Professorial Lecture given in the, then new, University, on 7th November, 1962. Very good, in the original pink soft-card covers/black title.. First & Only Edition.

$13.53

The Knight Rides Out. The Myth & Legend of Ashton-under-Lyne's Black Knight and the rise & fall of the once popular Black Knight Pageants
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The Knight Rides Out. The Myth & Legend of Ashton-under-Lyne's Black Knight and the rise & fall of the once popular Black Knight Pageants

By Williams, Philip, Martin & Williams, David L.

Ashton-Under-Lyne: Hoyd Publications [ History on Your Doorstep ], 2009 Softcover, 145mm x 200mm tall (5.5" x 8" approx.). Pp viii, 129 with b/w illustrations plus 1p Publisher's advert. Almost fine, in the original illustrated soft-card covers.. New Edition. Very Good/N/A. 8vo..

$20.30

Gestures, Their Origins and Distribution SIGNED BY DESMOND MORRIS
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Gestures, Their Origins and Distribution SIGNED BY DESMOND MORRIS

By Morris, Desmond: Collett, Peter: Marsh, Peter; O'Shaughnessy, Marie

London: Jonathan Cape, 1979 Hardback, 160mm x 240mm tall (6.25" x 9.5" approx.). Pp xxiv, 296 with over 100 illustrations, diagrams and distribution maps. Very good, in the original black cloth-covered boards/ gilt spine title and map endpapers, and with the slightly corner-rubbed but otherwise very good and unclipped illustrated dust-wrapper. Signed by Desmond Morris on the title-page. . Signed. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. Lge 8vo..

$101.50

Finis Pyramidis BOUND WITH Thoughts on the Creation, and on the Systems of Astronomy

By Gabb, The Rev. Thomas

London: Mr. Taylor; Mr. Booker & Lackington & Co. AND Keating, Brown and Co., 1805 Hardback, 130mm x 225mm tall (5.25" x 9" approx.). Pp 284, (20), and Pp 100. "Finis Pyramidis; or, Disquisitions concerning The Antiquity and scientific end of the great Pyramid of Giza or Ancient Memphis, in Egypt, and of the First Standard of Linear Measure. Also, A complete description of Solomon's Temple of which the true dimensions recorded in the Holy Bible are explained, and the erroneous opinions of commentators refuted; being a recent discovery. And, Architectural Discussions on sundry controverted documents of Vitruvius. The canon of symmetries ascertained from his books. With the true ordination and diposition of some of the most celebrated Grecian temples, and strictures on Mr. Stuart's second Vol. of the Antiquities of Athens". Undated [Preface dated 1805].BOUND WITH "Thoughts on the Creation, and on the Systems of Astronomy" 1812. "Finis Pyramidis", which has some marginal annotations and corrections to the text believed to be in the Author's own handwriting, is complete with the 8pp 'List of Subscribers' and the 12pp 'Explanation of the one hundred and twenty-four Technical and Unusual Terms'. "Thoughts on the Creation" includes 6pp List of Subscribers', and Errata. Very occasional minor spotting and a repair to the upper blank margin of one leaf. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Nottingham Library with minimal stamping. Otherwise very good, in cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. The second work contained is most uncommon.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8vo..

$1211.20

The Egyptian Gods, A Handbook

By Shorter, Alan W., M.A. (Oxon)., Assistant Keeper in the Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities, British Museum

London, Boston & Henley: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979 125mm x 182mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). Pp xii, 144. Fine, in the original brown boards/gilt spine title, and with spine-sunned, but otherwise very good and unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper.. Reprint. Boards. Fine/Very Good.

$13.53

Deutsche Volkslieder [ German Folksongs ]
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Deutsche Volkslieder [ German Folksongs ]

By Mittler, Franz Ludwig

Frankfurt am Main: Karl Theodor Völcker, 1865 Hardback, 150mm x 230mm tall (6" x 9" approx.). The lyrics for hundreds of folksongs. Pp (viii), 992 + 36. Four books in one. Ex-library copy wirth minimal stamping. Some spotting to prelims, otherwise very good. As this book weighs over a kilo, even before packing, some additional postage might be required. Please ask for details of cheapest mailing option before ordering.. Second [ Enlarged ] Edition. Cloth. Good/No d/w. 8vo..

$37.89

Forty Years On. An Anthology of School Songs

By Ewart, Gavin ( compiler )

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1969 Hardback, 130mm x 205mm tall (5.25" x 8" approx.). Unpaginated (252pp) with a frontispiece plate and 8 other full-page illustrations. 150 school songs and anthems, from Britain, the United States of America and the Commonwealth. Very good, in the original light-green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with very good, unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper.. First (& 0nly?) Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo..

$13.53

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