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A History of the Spanish Stage from Medieval Times Until The End of The Seventeenth Century
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A History of the Spanish Stage from Medieval Times Until The End of The Seventeenth Century

By Shergold, N.D.

Oxford: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1967 Hardback, 145mm x 222mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.), Pp xxx, 624 + (xx) with 20 pages of plates containing a total of 34 b/w photo-illustrations, and a useful Glossary and Bibliography. A little minor spotting to prelims and closed-page edges, otherwise fine, in the original dark-blue, cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the almost fine and unclipped illustrated dust-wrapper. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo..

$67.23

The Peculiar Institution. Negro Slavery in the American South
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The Peculiar Institution. Negro Slavery in the American South

By Stampp, Kenneth M.

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1964 Hardback, 150mm x 223mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 431pp with title-page vignette. Fine, in the original light-green, cloth-covered boards/gilt on brown spine title. Illustrated dust-wrapper slightly creased at lower corner, otherwise very good and unclipped.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 8vo..

$24.20

XXth Century Gridiron Primer...... [20th Century]

By Anon. [ Leupp, Francis E.; Fearn, Richard Lee; Clarke, H. Conquest; Seckendorff, M.G. & Cunningham, J. Harry ]

Washington D.C., 1901 A curious alphabet and primer, the Title-page of which continues "...Wherein are laid down in Easy Characters, adapted to the most senile Understanding, the Principles of Patriotic Politics specially arranged for Bosses (easy and otherwise), Henchmen, Heelers, Trimmers, Floppers, Grafters, Watchers, Workers, Mixers, Handlers, Satellites and Satraps. Copiously Embellished by Elegant and Stimulating Cuts, designed to amuse and instruct, no less than elevate and adorn, the Minds of Public Men; rendering easy the Problem of separating Vice from Virtue, or discovering the differential Value of Push and Pull; To Which is Added an Elementary Table of Gastronomy for Advanced Beginners, Compiled with conscientious Care and constructed upon a Novel and Improved Recipe by a Gentleman living upon the Business, From which Table both Wise and Foolish may choose with Discretion or defy The Dictates of Politeness and Prudence; the Whole followed by a Social and Political Catechism in which are set forth the Rudiments of Good Manners as well as Good Politics, enabling the Diligent Student thereof to become by the End of the XXth Century (but no sooner) THE PERFECT FLOWER OF MAN - Issued for the improvement of the Pupils of the GRIDIRON ACADEMY and entered according to an Act of the G.C. in the office of the Librarian A.D. 1901". Hardback 4.75" x 7.5" tall approx.. 48 pages unpaginated. Printed in red and black on wood-pulp stock and leaves therefore browning. Some internal finger-soiling and one leaf torn without loss. Original red decorated blue paper-covered boards rubbed and marked and original white paper spine eroded. LIMITED EDITION, this being 212 of 300 copies only.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Limited Edition.

$67.23

Black Jacks and Leather Bottells. Being some account of Leather Drinking Vessels in England and incidentally of other Ancient Vessels

By Baker, Oliver, Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers (London); Member of the Royal Society of Artists (Birmingham)

Cheltenham Spa: Privately Printed by Ed. J. Burrow, & Co. Ltd., 1921 Hardback, 250mm x 330mm tall (9.5" x 13" approx.). 197pp with 72 text figs. (line-drawn by the Author), a coloured frontispiece, 2 further coloured plates; 21 b/w plates, In all, 24 plates with a total of 45 illustrations, many of multiple items., and (detached but present) the original brown silk(?) page-marker. Rubs to the hd/tl of spine as usual, but otherwise very good, in the original brown cloth-covered boards/gilt titles/gilt logo to front board. Signed Limited Edition, this being No. 337. Weighing over one and a half kilos, some additional postage will be required for overseas mailing.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. Signed, Limited Edition.

$168.08

Harry Furniss 1854-1925: Confessions of a Caricaturist.
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Harry Furniss 1854-1925: Confessions of a Caricaturist.

By Opyrchal, Alison

London: National Portrait Gallery, 1983 150mm x 210mm tall (6" x 8.25" approx.). 24pp, incl. covers, with 20 illustrations in all. Almost fine, in the original illustrated soft covers.. First Edition. Very Good.

$20.17

Men in Petticoats. A Selection of Letters from Victorian Newspapers
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Men in Petticoats. A Selection of Letters from Victorian Newspapers

By Farrer, Peter [editor]

Garston, Liverpool: Karn Publications Garston, 1987 145mm x 210mm tall (5.75" x 8.25" approx.). 48pp (incl.covers) with illustrations in b/w & line. Fine, in the original illustrated, soft-card covers.. First Edition. Card Covers. Fine. 8vo..

$12.77

Illustrated Notes on Church History. Complete - 2 Vols in 1.
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Illustrated Notes on Church History. Complete - 2 Vols in 1.

By Lane, Rev. C. Arthur, F.R. Hist. S.

London, Brighton & New York: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1908 Hardback, 115mm x 170mm tall (4.75" x 6.75" approx.). Pp xl, 584 with decorated head & tailpieces, a map and profuse illustrations in b/w & line, and a frontispiece plate to each of the two parts. [Part One: "From the Earliest Times to the Dawn of the Reformation" and Part Two: "The Reformation and Modern Church Work"]. Minor rubs to hd/tl of spine and previous owner's neat signature to front pastedown,, otherwise very good, in the original binding of light- blue and dark-blue cloth-covered, bevelled-edge boards/gilt spine title/all edges red.. Revised Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket. 16mo..

$20.17

Jen
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Jen

By Wingate, Mrs. Alfred

London: Crosby Lockwood, 1928 Hardback, 140mm x 225mm tall (5.5" x 8..75" approx.). Pp (vi), 286 plus a double-folding map. Original decorated cloth-covered boards, with black titles. Covers a little marked and dusty but very good internally.. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No d/w. 8vo..

$26.89

Three Meiji Leaders: Ito, Togo, Nogi
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Three Meiji Leaders: Ito, Togo, Nogi

By Scherer, James A.B., Ph.D., LL.D., Author of The Romance of Japan, Etc.

Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1936 Hardback, 130mm x 195mm tall (5" x 7.75" approx.). Pp (viii), 133 + (v)) blank leaves at rear, with a tissue-guarded b/w photo frontispiece plate and red-printed title-page vignette. With the Compliments slip of the Hokuseido Press tipped-onto the half-title page, and with the tissue-guarded original black & red-printed Japanese/English sales ticket preserved on a rear blank leaf. Withdrawn from Keele University Library, with a few minor external light rubs and marks, and Keele's neat embossed stamp impression to the lower blank margin of the title-leaf. Otherwise very good, in the original green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title/red-printed Mount Fuji logo to front board.. Presentation Copy. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No d/w. Sm 8vo..

$67.23

The Divided Circle. A History of Instruments for Astronomy, Navigation and Surveying
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The Divided Circle. A History of Instruments for Astronomy, Navigation and Surveying

By Bennett, J. A.

Oxford: Phaidon. Christie's, 1987 Hardback.4to. 222mm x 228mm tall (8.75" x 12" approx.). 224 pages with 260 illustrations, including 16 in colour. Fine, in the original black cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the fine and unclipped colour-illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth-Covered Boards. Fine/Fine.

$127.74

The Tall Ships Pass. The Story of the Last Years of Deepwater Square-Rigged Sail, Embodying Therein the History and Detailed Description of the Finnish Four-Masted Steel Barque "Herzogin Cecilie" SIGNED COPY
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The Tall Ships Pass. The Story of the Last Years of Deepwater Square-Rigged Sail, Embodying Therein the History and Detailed Description of the Finnish Four-Masted Steel Barque "Herzogin Cecilie" SIGNED COPY

By Derby, W.L.A. [ with an Introduction by Basil Lubbock ]

London: Jonathan Cape, 1937 Hardback, 195mm x 260mm tall (7.5" x 10" approx.). 415pp + plus 64 plates containing a total of 96 superb period b/w photographs; a tipped-in Errata slip, and 4 plans [three of which are folding. Contents include 3 Appendices [including a useful Bibliography & a Glossary], an Addendum and a Corrigenda. Presentation inscription, signed in full by the Author to prelim leaf [foolishly struck through with a single pen stroke by a subsequent owner but still clear]. A few minor white paint spots to cloth and spine cloth slightly darkened, otherwise very good in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title/gilt vignette to front board. Some additional postage may be required for overseas mailing.. Inscribed & Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket. 4to.190mm x 250mm Tall (7.5" x 9.75" Approx.)..

$181.52

Chronicle of the Reign of King Pedro III of Aragon. Part One: A.D. 1134-1275
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Chronicle of the Reign of King Pedro III of Aragon. Part One: A.D. 1134-1275

By Desclot, Bernard - translated from the original Catalan text By Critchlow, F.L., Ph.D.

Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1934 Hardback, 155mm x 235mm tall (6" x 9.25" approx.). Pp xxiv, 222. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University. Minimal markings consist of a neat embossed impression the the blank lower margin of the title-page, unfaded mark to spine and a blank label to rear pastedown. Endpapers lightly toned, otherwise very good, in the original gilt-decorated, red cloth/gilt titles.. First Edition. Gilt-decorated Cloth. Very Good/No d/w. 8vo..

$100.85

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.

$369.77

The Castle Diaries. Two Volumes 1964-70 & 1974-76
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The Castle Diaries. Two Volumes 1964-70 & 1974-76

By Castle, Barbara - SIGNED

London 1980 & 1984: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1980 Two volumes, hardback, each 175mm x 255mm tall (7" x 10.25" approx.). Pp xvi, 858 & (x), 788, each with a b/w photo frontispiece plate, Fine, in the original cloth covered boards/gilt spine titles, and with almost fine, unclipped, dust-wrappers. The first of the two volumes published, being the Castle Diaries 1974-76, is inscribed and signed on the half-title page "To Drew - best wishes from Barbara Castle". Some additional postage may be required for this heavy set.. Inscribed and Signed by the Author. First Editions. Cloth. Fine/Almost Fine.

$100.85

An Exhortation to Styrre All Englyshe Men to the Defence of Theyr Countreye. Made by Richard Morysine (1539)
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An Exhortation to Styrre All Englyshe Men to the Defence of Theyr Countreye. Made by Richard Morysine (1539)

By Morison, Richard

Amsterdam & New York: Da Capo Press. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd. [ Theatrvm Orbis Tarrarvm Ltd ], 1972 Hardback, 155mm x 207mm tall (6" x 8.25" approx.). Unpaginated but (i), 62pp with a decorated title-page headpiece and capital. Very good, in the original gilt-decorated, red cloth-covered boards/gilt-on-black titles. Number 476 in 'The English Experience, its Record in Early Printed Books' series, published in facsimile.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket.

$20.17

The Gouernaunce of Good Helthe, 1530 [ie Governance of Good Health ]
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The Gouernaunce of Good Helthe, 1530 [ie Governance of Good Health ]

By Plutarch

Amsterdam & New York: Da Capo Press. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd. [ Theatrvm Orbis Tarrarvm Ltd ], 1968 Hardback, 155mm x 207mm tall (6" x 8.25" approx.). Unpaginated but 32pp with three vignettes and decorated capitals. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Fairleigh Dickinson Library, with a blind-stamp impression to the title-leaf and a blank patch obscuring the accession number to the front board. Some external sunning otherwise very good, in the original gilt-decorated, red cloth-covered boards/gilt-on-black titles. Number 16 in 'The English Experience, its Record in Early Printed Books' series, published in facsimile.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Good/Later loose protective Jacket.

$40.34

The Foure Bookes of Martiall Policye [ ie Four Books of Martial Policy  London 1572
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The Foure Bookes of Martiall Policye [ ie Four Books of Martial Policy London 1572

By Renatus, Flauvus Vegetius

Amsterdam & New York: Da Capo Press. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd. [ Theatrvm Orbis Tarrarvm Ltd ], 1968 Hardback, 155mm x 230mm tall (6" x 9" approx.). Unpaginated [approx. 170pp with decorated head & tail pieces, decorated capitals, an illustrated title-page and 7 woodcuts of siege-engines &c. (6 full-page). Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Fairleigh Dickinson Library, with stamp impressions to prelims and closed-page edges & a blank patch obscuring the accession number to spine. Some sunning to cloth, otherwise very good, in the original gilt-decorated, red cloth-covered boards/gilt-on-black titles. Number 41 in 'The English Experience, its Record in Early Printed Books' series, published in facsimile.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Good/Later loose protective Jacket.

$64.54

Tables Shewing the Legally Appointed Weight of British Gold and Silver Coin Manufactured Pursuant to Mint Indenture, dated 6th February 1817, and the remedy as to weight allowed thereon; constructed for the use of goldsmiths composing the Jury of the Pyx
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Tables Shewing the Legally Appointed Weight of British Gold and Silver Coin Manufactured Pursuant to Mint Indenture, dated 6th February 1817, and the remedy as to weight allowed thereon; constructed for the use of goldsmiths composing the Jury of the Pyx

By Watherston, James H., Goldsmith

16, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden [ London ]: Privately Published, 1847 Hardback, 130mm x 205mm tall (5" x 8" approx.). 48pp. Almost fine, in the original blind-decorated, green cloth-covered boards. The title continues: "..with Considerations on the Remedy as to Fineness, and suggestions for altering the same. Dedicated to the Wardens of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths". An important and most uncommon work (written at a time when our money was still worth something!). First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/No d/w.

$168.08

Master of Deception. Tangled Webs in London and the Middle East.
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Master of Deception. Tangled Webs in London and the Middle East.

By Mure, David

London: William Kimber, 1980 Hardback, 160mm x 240mm tall (6.25" x 9.5" approx.). 284pp, including an Appendix and a Bibliography, plus 8pp plates with 13 illustrations, chiefly in b/w photo. Very good, in the original black cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the slight edge-chipped but otherwise sound and unclipped illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo..

$24.20

A Handy Book on Criminal Law, Applicable Chiefly to Commercial Transactions
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A Handy Book on Criminal Law, Applicable Chiefly to Commercial Transactions

By Sleigh, W. Campbell, Esq., of the Middle Temple, Barrister-at-Law

London & New York: G. Routledge & Co., 1858 Hardback, 120mm x 182mm tall (4.75" x 7.25" approx.). Pp vii, 168. The signature of a contemporary owner to the front pastedown; underlinings on a few leaves, and a couple of minor external marks. Otherwise good, in the original blind-decorated, cloth-covered boards/gilt titles. Uncommon.. First Edition. Decorated Cloth. Good/No d/w. Sm 8vo..

$26.89

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