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Early English watercolours : and some cognate drawings by artistsborn not later than 1785

By Williams, Iolo Aneurin 1890-1962.

Bath: Kingsmead Reprints, 1970. REPRINT: Originally published (B52-6826), London, Connoisseur, 1952. ; Introduction to the Reprint by Edward Croft-Murray and Malcolm Cormack. xxii, 266 pages, 201 pages of plates : illustrations ; 31 cm. Includes bibliographical references. A nice copy, firm and clean, in a pleasant complete Jacket, few minor marks, a small squeeze to spine head. [ Location: BR2 ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$19.75

The art of the Old West from the collection of the Gilcrease Institute

By Rossi, Paul A. ; Hunt, David C. ; Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. 335p : ill.(some col.); Includes bibliographical references (p. 332-335). A particularly nice copy in a like dust jacket. No inscriptions. Fresh and crisp copy. [ Location: BR2 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$21.95

R. M. S. "Queen Mary". The Ship of Beautiful Woods
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R. M. S. "Queen Mary". The Ship of Beautiful Woods

By Bousfield, H.T.W.

United Kingdom: Cunard White Star An uncommon pamphlet, with 32 pages of text and colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Listing he rare woods and veneers used in decorating the ship. Very good copy, with some abrasion to surface of the rear panel, else nearer fine { images to follow }. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$38.41

The mistaken fury, and other lapses.
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The mistaken fury, and other lapses.

By Couldrey, Oswald J. (Oswald Jennings)

Oxford: B. H. Blackwell, 1914. COULDREY (OSWALD JENNINGS), Poet and Artist. Couldrey considered himself a poet and a writer rather than an artist. He had an immense vocabulary and extreme erudition. Somewhat biographical in their nature. A solid tight and clean copy, if the light coloured cloth to spine are quite toned. Small nick to spine end. Limited foxing, but sporadic and mainly to margins. Notes: Corydallus -- The love office -- The lock-keeper and the water nymph -- Letters from the Phaeacian capital -- The mistaken fury -- The tower gargoyle -- Arielle -- Finding the elixir -- Leonidas in Hades -- Cyclops in meditation -- The inquisitive satyr -- The strange story of Jabez Edwards -- The story of the sleeping vagabond. 242 p. ; 18 cm. Errata slip as called for. [ Location: FP2 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$49.38

More
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More

By BEERBOHM, Max

London & New York.: John Lane: the Bodley Head, 1899. Beerbohm devoted himself to writing charming pieces about whatever topic struck his fancy. The essays collected in More described here, reflect his lifelong belief that good sense about trivialities is preferable to nonsense about important matters. The London published first edition. The covers are very fresh and clean, with title label to spine in excellent condition. Dark green cloth as called for. Binding is very tight and secure. There is an ink signature, bold and flambuoyant across the top right corner of the title page [ image to follow ]. The ink has seeped/blotted and can be seen via verso and a tad on the half-title and following page [ not affecting text . I cannot figure out the signature. Else this copy is very very nice indeed. p.201. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$65.85

A Survey [ Signed Ltd Edition: 104 / 275 &  ' Letter from one "Eddie Marsh to Lady Gwendolene" - See below'.]
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A Survey [ Signed Ltd Edition: 104 / 275 & ' Letter from one "Eddie Marsh to Lady Gwendolene" - See below'.]

By Beerbohm, Max Sir 1872-1956

London: William Heinemann, 1921. "This edition, numbered and signed by the author, is limited to two hundred and seventy-five copies, of which two hundred and fifty are for sale, and twenty-five for presentation." viii p., [52] leaves of mounted plates : chiefly ill (1 col.) ; 26 cm. Each plate accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress. This copy in the original purple cloth covers, there is dis colour to the upperboard [ images will illustrate this ]. Else, it is clean, binding very secure, all contents as called for.An additional bonus is the letter from one "Eddie Marsh to Lady Gwendolene., pasted neatly to front pastedown - this offers this book as a pardon for non attendance at an event, and if it is not suitable, then Lady Gwendolen shall have a replacement." Sir Edward (Eddie) Marsh, was Arts Patron, poetry publisher and private secretary to Winston Churchill among others. I believe that Lady Gwendolen was married to Winston Churchill's brother. She was known to be a kind, if remote individual. Sometimes known as "Goonie" Marsh was enormously influential in furthering Siegfrid Sassoon’s career as a poet. { See Images - particulary to front cover and the Letter to front pastedown. [ Location: FP2 ]. Signed Letter from Eddie Marsh. Hard Cover. Very Good - See below/images. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$235.95

The Complete Works of John Ruskin in 39 volumes. The Library Edition. Edited by E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn { 37 in Original Dust Jackets }
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The Complete Works of John Ruskin in 39 volumes. The Library Edition. Edited by E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn { 37 in Original Dust Jackets }

By Ruskin, John

London: George Allen and Unwin, 1902. 39 Volumes of the Definitive Edition of John Ruskin's Works. The edition consisted of 2062 sets, of which 2000 were available for sale to subscribers. Published between 1903- 1912. Incredibly, there are 37 books with Dust Jackets. Mostly they are excellent, but some with small repairs, short tears, abrasions, but they remain very presentable. The books too, in the main are near fine. Some pages uncut, which further reflects the excellent condition. To obtain a fuller description, please contact me. I will add representative images soon after listing. The Books: The Library Edition of the Works of John Ruskin, is one of the greatest works in the history of editing. The editor was Sir Edward Tyas Cook, one of this country's great but unsung men of letters, who made his mark in journalism as editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, the Westminster Gazette, and the Daily News. His assistant in the edition was Alexander Wedderburn, a former pupil of Ruskin's at Oxford. Volumes: frontis (some colour) illustrations, plates (some colour, part mounted) portraits, plans, facsimiles (some folded) diagrams; Ruskin's coat of arms in gilt on front cover. Each volume also has a special title page. VI - Early Prose Writings; VII - Poems; VIII - VII - Modern Painters; VIII - The Seven Lamps of Architecture; VIX - XI - The Stones of Venice and Examples of the Architecture of Venice; VXII - Lectures on Architecture and Painting (Edinburgh, 1853) with Other Papers (1844-1854); VXIII - Turner, The Harbours of England and Catalogues and Notes; VXIV - Academy Notes, Notes on Prout and Hunt and Other Art Criticisms (1855-1888); VXV - The Elements of Drawing, The Elements of Perspective and The Laws of Fésole; VXVI - "A Joy For Ever" and The Two Paths with letters on The Oxford Museum and various addresses (1856-1860); VXVII - Unto this Last, Munera Pulverise and Time and Tide with other writings on Political Economy (1860-1873); VXVIII - Sesame and Lilies, The Ethics of Dust and The Crown of Wild Olive with letters on Public Affairs (1859-1866); VXIX - The Cestus of Aglaia and The Queen of the Air with other papers and lectures on Art and Literature (1860-1870); VXX - Lectures on Art and Aratra Pentelici with lectures and notes on Greek Art and Mythology (1870); VXXI - The Ruskin Art Collection at Oxford: Catalogues, Notes and Instructions; VXXII - Lectures on Landscape, Michael Angelo & Tintoret, The Eagle's Nest and Ariadne Florentina with notes for other Oxford lectures; VXXIII - Val D'Arno, The Schools of Florence, Mornings in Florence and The Shepherd's Tower; VXXIV - Giotto and his works in Padua, The Cavalli Monuments Verona, Guide to the Academy Venice and St Mark's Rest; VXXV - Love's Meinie and Proserpina; VXXVI - Deucalion and other studies in Rocks and Stones; VXXVII - XXIX - Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain; VXXX - The Guild and Museum of St. George; VXXXI - Bibliotheca Pastorum: The Economist of Xenophon, Rock Honeycomb, The Elements of Prosody and A Knight's Faith; VXXXII - Studies of Peasant Life: The Story of Ida, Roadside Songs of Tuscany, Christ's Folk in the Apennine and Ulric the Farm Servant; VXXXIII - The Bible of Amiens, Valle Crucis, The Art of England and The Pleasures of England; VXXXIV - The Storm-cloud of the Nineteenth Century: On the Old Road, Arrows of the Chace and Ruskiniana; VXXXV - Praeterita and Dilecta; VXXXVI - XXXVII - The Letters of John Ruskin (1827-1889); VXXXVIII - Bibliography, Catalogue of Ruskin's Drawings and Addenda et Corrigenda; VXXXIX - General Index. [ Location: Lothlorien]. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good /Very Good [ See Below ]. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$5487.18

The Church of St. mary the Virgin Oxford
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The Church of St. mary the Virgin Oxford

By JACKSON, T.G.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1897. A well-produced volume by Thomas Graham Jackson (1835-1924), the Oxford architect and Gothic revivalist who was best known for the Examination Schools and other late nineteenth century college buildings in the city. The church of St. Mary the Virgin, which had recently undergone repairs, occupies an important place in the history of Oxford University, and Jackson shows his erudition (he was at one time a fellow of Wadham College) in charting its history and its architectural history. p. xiv+(2)+231+(1)pp, 24 photo, steel- & wood-engraved plates (3 of which double-page, and 1 of these folding), incl. frontis. Publishers qtr gilt-vellum, cloth sides. Pictorial bookplate of Christabel A Frampton to fr. pastedown. BOOK: Qtr cloth and boards - a tight book, covers a bit dulled; has browning to spine, with cloth chipped and rubbed to spine ends.Bound securely, very good internally.[ Location: BR2]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Good+. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$26.07

Jewellery
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Jewellery

By Davenport, Cyril James H.

London: Methuen, 1905. SERIES: Little Books on Art. A fresh clean copy in the original gilt decorated covers. Tighly bound. Free of any inscriptions. Occasional foxing. x, 166 p., 25 leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 14 cm. Bibliography: p. 159-160. Index. [ Location: FP2 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$10.70

Argentor Volume II. No. I. The Journal of The National Jewellers' Association. March 1947 - December 1947.
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Argentor Volume II. No. I. The Journal of The National Jewellers' Association. March 1947 - December 1947.

By National Jewellers' Association

London: The National Jewellers' Association, 1947. A bound copy in the light blue cloth covers. Very clean, with just a light fade to spine. Very securely bound, internally very clean throughout. Free of any inscriptions. Includes a tipped in portrait plate of James I, with numerous contributions to the jewellers craft. I believe the Argento ran from 1946-1953. p.272, illustrated, Index to front of book. . Hard Cover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$24.14

In Vogue : 75 years of style
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In Vogue : 75 years of style

By Howell, Georgina 1942-

London: Conde Nast Books, 1991. A history of fashion, society and the arts, as seen through "Vogue" magazine, from 1916 to 1990. 255 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm. Includes index. Decent clean book, free of any inscriptions, in a complete, colourful Jacket, just a little squeezed at spine ends. [ Location: Dark Oak 1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$16.46

The monkey in art
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The monkey in art

By Tompkins, Ptolemy. [ Text By

Wappinger's Falls, N.Y. ; Woodbridge, England: Antique Collectors' Club, 1994. 128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 125). A fine copy in a like dust jacket. free of any inscriptions. [ Location: Fp1 / FP2 ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.82

The treasures of Mount Athos : illuminated manuscripts, miniatures-headpieces-initial Letters [ Volume 1: The Protaton and the monasteries of Dionysiou, Koutloumousiou, Xeropotamou, and Gregoriou ]
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The treasures of Mount Athos : illuminated manuscripts, miniatures-headpieces-initial Letters [ Volume 1: The Protaton and the monasteries of Dionysiou, Koutloumousiou, Xeropotamou, and Gregoriou ]

By S. M. Pelekanidis, P. C. Christou, Ch. Tsioumis, S. N. Kadas [Translation by Philip Sherrard]

George A. Christopoulos, John C. Bastias Greece : Ekdotike Athenon S.A, 1974. At head of title: The Patriarchal Institute for Patristic Studies. In the original Beige Gilt decorated leatherette type covers. Fine+ copy, in Fine Jacket, a very minor rub to a small area to base edge, in a Very Good Slip Box, light rub at extremity. p.496, 383 pages in colour, with remaining pages by way of the text. [ Location: Lothlorien Br2 ] . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

$54.87

Attic Black-Figured Neck-Amphorae, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Fascicule 4 . [U.S.A. Fascicule 16]
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Attic Black-Figured Neck-Amphorae, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Fascicule 4 . [U.S.A. Fascicule 16]

By Moore, Mary B., and Dietrich von Bothmer

New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1976. This fascicule concludes the publication of the Museum's Attic black-figured amphorae by presenting all of its neck-amphorae. As in the previous fascicule, the vases have been cleaned, and many have been newly restored. The photography is the work of William Pons and his staff, who, with consummate skill and untiring patience, accomplished an arduous task. The sequence follows the principles established in MMA fasc. 3 of segregating the vases according to shapes and their subdivisions. Though vases by the same painter are thus often separated, the overriding considerations of shape and scheme of decoration permit an objective arrangement, the significance of which can readily be grasped. Within each subdivision the order is chronological. CONTENTS: Preface, Abbreviations, III H Attic Black-Figured Vases, Neck-amphorae, Ovoid neck amphorae, Plates 1-11, Early panel neck-amphorae, Plate 12, Neck-amphora of Panathenaic shape, Plate 13, Neck-amphorae with figures on shoulder and body. Plates 14-19, Standard neck-amphorae, Plates 20-40, Special neck-amphorae, Figures on shoulder, with eyes, Plates 41-42, Black below figures Plate 43, Figures on shoulder, stripes below, Plates 44-45, Bands below figures, Plate 46, Small, late neck-amphorae, Plates 47-48, Doubleens, Plates 49-51, Botkin Class, Plate 52,1-4, Class of Cabinet des Medailles 218, Plate 52, 5-8, Index of Accession Numbers, Concordance with CVA Gallatin Collection, Index of Attributions to Painters, Groups, and Classes. The Folder is tight and secure, but a few dust/soil marks to corners, extremities [ Location: BR2 ] . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good - See Comm. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$35.12

Tela, Arcilla, Madera : artesani´a Brita´nica Contempora´nea
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Tela, Arcilla, Madera : artesani´a Brita´nica Contempora´nea

By Margetts, Martina.; British Council.

London: British Council, 1987. Catalogue of an exhibition organised by the British Council, London and shown in Spain, 1987. Text by Martina Margetts.Artists: Janet Bolton, Susie Freeman, Geraldine Hubbard, Janice Salmon, Sian Tucker, Walter Keeler, Sara Radstone, Angus Suttie, Janice Tchalenko, Sasha Wardell, Ray Key, Peter Niczewski, Jim Partridge, Howard Raybould, Guy Taplin. 24p : ill ; 31cm. Nice copy.[ Location: FPS1/base ]. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. Folio.

$9.88

Original unpublished papers illustrative of the life of Sir Peter Paul Rubens as an artist and a diplomatist with an appendix of documents.
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Original unpublished papers illustrative of the life of Sir Peter Paul Rubens as an artist and a diplomatist with an appendix of documents.

By Sainsbury, William Noel 1825-1895.

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1859. Continuation of full title: - preserved in H. M. State Paper Office. With an appendix of documents respecting the Arundelian Collection ; the Earl of Somerset's collection ; the great Mantuan Collection; the Duke of Buckingham, Gentileschi, Gerbier, Honthorst, Le Sueur, Myttens, Torrentius, Vanderdoort, etc., etc., etc. A solid copy, firm and tightes, the slightes sign of front hinge strain, spine with fade, and some chipping to cloth to spine head. Some foxing to early pages, else very clean. xxiv, 391 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$49.38

The Merchants Adventurers and the Continental Cloth-trade (1560s–1620s)
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The Merchants Adventurers and the Continental Cloth-trade (1560s–1620s)

By Baumann, Wolf R.

Berlin: De Gruyter, 1990. European University Institute - Series B ; 2. Translated from the German. First English Translation: xii, 425 p ; 24 cm. Includes bibliography (p 365-384) and indexes. A very clean copy, in a lightly rubbed dust Jacket. [Location: BR2/1 ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.12

The Roman inscriptions of Britain. Vol.2 Instrumentum domesticum (Personal belongings and the like). Fascicule 1-8, Plus Epigraphic Index Volume  [ 9 Volumes All in Matching Dust Jackets ]
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The Roman inscriptions of Britain. Vol.2 Instrumentum domesticum (Personal belongings and the like). Fascicule 1-8, Plus Epigraphic Index Volume [ 9 Volumes All in Matching Dust Jackets ]

By Collingwood, R. G. (Robin George) 1889-1943.

Gloucester: Published for the Administrators of the Haverfield Bequest by Alan Sutton, 1990. These texts are part of a series of volumes covering objects inscribed in the province of Britain during the Roman period. Together, the volumes aim to cover all materials on which it is possible to inscribe or carve, such as stone, ceramics, wood, gems and base and precious metals. This particular volume is devoted to inscriptions on metal ingots, tesserae, dies, labels, lead sealings and military diplomata. The text provides transcriptions, descriptions, bibliography and notes for each entry. Vol 1: xiv,126, viii p of plates : ill ; Bibliography: pxiii-xiv. - Includes index. Contents: Military diplomata; silver ingots; copper ingots; lead pigs; tin ingots; pewter ingots; brass ingots; tesserae; dies; labels; lead sealings - imperial, provincial, taxation office, civic, legions, alae, equites and pedites singulares, auxiliary cohorts, miscellaneous, alienum. Vol 2: pub1991: xii, 146p : illus., 8pls ; Contents: Inscribed steelyards, scale-pans and weights; gold vessels; silver vessels; bronze vessels; lead vessels; pewter vessels; shale vessels; glass vessels; spoons.Vol 3: Pub 1991: x, 176 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. ;Contents: Brooches; finger rings; gemstones, amulets and cameos; bracelets; helmets; shields and armour; weapons and other military equipment; iron tools; bronze baldric- and belt-fittings; votive objects and an amulet in gold; votive objects in silver; votive objects in bronze; miscellaneous objects in bronze; lead water pipes; lead roundels; lead sheets (except defixiones); miscellaneous lead objects; stone roundels; pottery roundels; miscellaneous objects in bone, horn or ivory.Vol 4: Pub 1994: xiii, 210 p., 8 p. of plates : ill.; Contents: Wooden barrels; wooden stilus-tablets; miscellaneous objects of wood; leather objects; oculists' stamps; wallplaster; mosaics; handmills; rectangular stone tablets; stone balls; stone pebbles; small stone votives; miscellaneous objects of stone; figurine of jet; figurines of baked clay; objects of fired clay; terracotta antefixes; legionary stamped tiles - introduction; tile stamps of Legion II Augusta; tile stamps of Legion VI Victrix; tile stamps of Legion VI Victrix or Hispana IX; tile stamps of Legion IX Hispana; tile stamps of Legion XX Valeria Victrix; tile stamps of Legion XXII Primigenia (alienum); tile stamps of the auxilia. Vol 5: Pub 1993: xiii, 162p : illus + 8pls, Contents: Tile stamps of the Classis Britannica; imperial tile stamps; procuratorial tile stamps; civic tile stamps - introduction; civic tile stamps - RPG; civic tile stamps with Duoviri; civic tile stamps with Quinquernnales; stamps of private tile-makers; relief-patterned tiles; graffiti on tiles. Vol 6: Pub 1994: xiii, 102p : illus + 8pls; Contents: Amphorae - painted inscriptions; amphorae - graffiti cut before firing; amphorae - graffiti cut after firing; mortaria - inscriptions other than graffiti; mortaria - graffiti cut before firing; mortaria - graffiti cut after firing; inscriptions painted in white barbotine; painted or moulded inscriptions on coarseware; samian barbotine or mouled inscriptions.Vol 7: Pub 1995: xi, 152p : illus; Contents: This text is part of a series of volumes covering objects inscribed in the province of Britain during the Roman period. Together, the volumes aim to cover all materials on which it is possible to inscribe or carve, such as stone, ceramics, wood, gems and base and precious metals. This particular volume is devoted to graffiti on samian ware (terra sigilatta), and provides transcriptions, descriptions, bibliography and notes for each entry. Vol 8: pub 1995: xiii,165p, plates : ill; Graffiti on coarse pottery cut before firing; graffiti on coarse pottery cut after firing; stamp on coarse pottery; addenda to RIB ii Fascicules 1-8; corrigenda to RIB ii, Fascicules 1-8.; Vol 9: Pub 1995: The Epigraphic Indexes: x, 93 p. ; 30 cm. A very nice set indeed. Apart from a tiny nudge to base of two volumes, virtually pristine, in very similar Jackets. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$137.18

A catalogue of letters and other historical documents exhibited in the library at Welbeck [ IN THE VERY GOOD DUST JACKET ].
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A catalogue of letters and other historical documents exhibited in the library at Welbeck [ IN THE VERY GOOD DUST JACKET ].

By Strong, Sandford Arthur.

London: John Murray, 1903. This copy can be set apart by way of the inclusion of the Rare dust Jacket. A selection of documents from the Portland collection, transcribed and annotated, with index. Compiled by S. Arthur Strong , with portraits and numerous facsimiles. xvi, 316 p : 3 port. (incl. front.), 25 facsim ; 28 x 22 cm. In Quarter bound morrocco leather, light bumps t corners, but a very clean and tight example, together with a complete near Fine Dust Jacket, with the price £2.2.0 Net Cash to spine as called for. [ Location: FP2 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$115.23

Eton college portraits.

By Cust, Lionel Henry Sir 1859-1929.

London: Spottiswoode & Co., 1910. One of a Limited Edition of only 550 copies. xiv,81,[1]p., 40 plates : ill.., portraits/tissue guards Index to portraits at rear. Lionel Cust was the surveyor of the King's pictures and works of art. [ On leaf before half-title (p.[ii]): This edition is limited to five hundred and fifty copies, of which twenty-five are printed upon hand-made Japanese vellum. ] Whilst this is a firm and square copy, the boards are somewhat rubbed, with some marking. Binding tight and secure and contents remian very good. Inscription of David Cecil { a few of that name were educated at Eton ]. Hard Cover. Very Good (See Comnts/ Images). Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

$52.68

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