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Elizabethan Garlands: The Flowers and Plants Which Inspired Shakespeare
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Elizabethan Garlands: The Flowers and Plants Which Inspired Shakespeare

By De Bray, Lys

London: Brockhampton Press, 1997. A fine, fresh copy in a like dust jacket. Charming title. p.93, colour illustrated. [ Loaction: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$7.86

Pictorial England and Wales
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Pictorial England and Wales

By Cassell & Company

London: Cassell & Company [ undated: ] This edition more importantly is the image with 335 photographic illustrations and not the more common edition bearing the same title which only has 320 pages. p.viii, 335. Bound in quarter Leather, font board has virtually worked itself loose [ hanging on ]. Index is at the front of the book, and names each full page photograph. A pleasant and interesting item and with some sensitive repair will be an album to savour for years to come. { Images to follows } [ Location: F.P 1./base ]. Hard Cover. Fair/Good. Landscape.

$28.82

My Hunting Sketch Book
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My Hunting Sketch Book

By Edwards, Lionel 1878-1966.

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1928. .REPRINT: published November of 1928. Originally published October 1928. Written and illustrated by Lionel Edwards. Includes 15 colour halftone-photoengravings of hunting scenes by Lionel Edwards. Text on left, plates on right; unumbered interleaving blank pages. Light sage green cloth, with paper title label to right side of the front cover as called for. A clean and tight copy, quite heavy foxing to the half -title, thereafter only evident along page edge spine. The Dust Jacket has been reinforced where necessary, there is small loss, but a welcome clean addition to this item. xiii, 28 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm. [ Loaction: F. P.1. / Base ]. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good - Repaired. Illus. by Includes 15 colour halftone-photoengravings of hunting scenes by Lionel Edwards.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$55.02

R.M.S. "Queen Mary" : A Noble Tribute to the Imagination of Man; launched September 26th, 1934, by Her Majesty Queen Mary, who was accompanied by His late Majesty King George V and His Majesty King Edward VIII, then Prince of Wales
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R.M.S. "Queen Mary" : A Noble Tribute to the Imagination of Man; launched September 26th, 1934, by Her Majesty Queen Mary, who was accompanied by His late Majesty King George V and His Majesty King Edward VIII, then Prince of Wales

By Tomlinson, H.M.; Leigh-Bennett, E.P Kemble, John Haskell, 1912-1990, donor. CSmH; Cunard White Star, ltd.

United Kingdom: Cunard White Star, 1934. With cold. tipped-in frontis + 9 other tipped-in plates (cold. or tinted) ; 3 large plates (cold. & fldg.) ; & 30 other plates (chiefly cold., incl. double-page cold. plate of ship). Gold & red embossed covers, with black lettering ; circular embossed view of ship ; sewn with gold silk ribbon. 33 x 27cm. A tipped-in frontis + 9 other tipped-in plates. Has gold silk ribbon as called for which enhances and secures this attractive brochure. 33 x 27cm. A luxurious souvenir celebrating the entry into Cunard's service of the brilliant new liner of the age ' QUEEN MARY. There is a description of the ship by H. M. Tomlinson and a further article entitled A City goes to Sea by E. P. Leigh-Bennett. The fine mural decorations, paintings, plaster friezes, motifs, carved panels, bronze work, and more are illustrated here. A near fine copy. [ Loaction: F. P.1. / Base ]. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$98.26

Coloured views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway
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Coloured views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway

By Bury, T. T. (Thomas Talbot) 1811-1877.

Oldham: Hugh Broadbent , 1976. Facsimile reprint of: 1st ed. London : R. Ackermann, 1831. xi, 8p, [16] leaves of plates (3 fold) : chiefly ill, 1map ; 35cm. Bibliography: p.vi. Lovely item, plates excellent quality. In fine condition. [ Location: BR2]. Soft Cover. Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$32.75

A Brief Guide to Inn Signs. 27 half-tone and 12 line illustrations, etc.; Timpson's English country inns  { 2 Volumes Regarding INNS }
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A Brief Guide to Inn Signs. 27 half-tone and 12 line illustrations, etc.; Timpson's English country inns { 2 Volumes Regarding INNS }

By Delderfield, Eric R. [ Written and Compiled By

United Kingdom: Raleigh Press Ltd in Association with David & Charles , 1961. 2 Volumes Regarding INNS: 1st Listed: Fifth Edition: illustrated wrappers, pages 36. Decent copy. 2nd Listed; Near Fine Soft Cover, published 1995, photographs by Andrew Perkins. Published by Headline, ISBN: 0747277702, A collection of the most interesting and attractive country pubs in England, each personally visited by the author, and each with an unusual history, from a ghost to a highwayman. Accompanied by specially commissioned colour photographs. 216p. : col.ill. ; 25cm. [ Location: FP1 ]. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by 4o Interesting Pictures . 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$9.17

Three cheers for Pooh : a celebration of the best bear in all the world
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Three cheers for Pooh : a celebration of the best bear in all the world

By Sibley, Brian.

London: Methuen, 2001. This copy does not have the figure '1' within the printing string to verso of title page. Therefore, it is being sold as the second impression of this title. Winnie the Pooh, the bear introduced to us in 1926 by A.A.Milne, has become a World-wide celebrity. He is introduced to us again, seventy five years later, by Brian Sibley, in this celebration of The best Bear in All The World. From Christopher Robin's beloved toy teddy bear, to the Bear known and loved by children everywhere, Brian Sibley explores how Pooh got his name, how A.A.Milne came to write the stories found in Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, and how, with the help of E.H.Shepard's endearing illustrations of Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin and his Bear will always be playing. This special book is a celebration of Pooh's life and his 75th Anniversary. 127 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 25 cm. A very nice xample in a like Dust Jacket. [ Location: BR1/4 ]. Hard Bound. Fine/Fine. Illus. by E.H.Shepherd . 8vo.

$15.72

Black Beauty
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Black Beauty

By Sewell, Anna 1820-1878.

London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1926. Later issue of the Edition first published in 1915. Effectively the Third Edition of this particular version of this everlasting Classic. x, 226, [2]p., [24] leaves of plates : ill.. (some col.) ; 1922. A rather pleasing copy, in the red gilt decorated cloth. Firm, square and clean. Only very minor marks to covers, with all pages clean. Very few with evidence of fox spots. The illustrations are not only charming, but retain excellent colour and brightness. { representative images to follow } [ Location: STT ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by With twenty-four coloured pictures & many line illustrations by Lucy Kemp-Welch.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$32.75

The Portfolio 1894, Monographs on Artistic Subjects
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The Portfolio 1894, Monographs on Artistic Subjects

By HAMERTON, P.G { Edited By }

London: Seeley & Co, 1894. EFFECTIVELY WE HAVE 3 VOLUMES of interest AMALGAMATED INTO THE PORTFOLIO FOR 1894. Philip Gilbert Hamerton was an etcher, critic and writer on art. From 1869 until his death Hamerton was also editor and co-proprietor of The Portfolio, which conveyed the aesthetics of the French etching revival and sought to advance the cause of the 'painter-etcher' by publishing the work of English artists. Within this book is included, (a) Series: Portfolio (Seeley and Co. : 1894) ; no. 10. 'Bookbinding in France' - W.Y.Fletcher; 80 p., viii col. leaves of plates : ill. ; 28 cm. (b) 'Albert Durer's Engravings' - Lionel Cust; 88 p. : ill., plates, ports 1894; Series: Portfolio (Seeley and Co. : 1894) ; 11 [ [ c ] Italian book illustrations : chiefly of the fifteenth century - Alfred W Pollard; Seeley and Co., limited 1894; 80 p. : front., ill., plates, facsim. ; 27 cm. Series: Portfolio (Seeley and Co. : 1894) ; 12 BOOK: A clean and tight copy, in the original cloth. Light rubs to joints and extremities; ; internally is very clean, with only an occasional mark here and there. Plates, both colour and black and white are as 'called for', in excellent order. This particular publication is notable for including the 3 above titles, which are stand alone issues. . The Front cover states The Portfolio 1894. A Nice Book. Size: 8vo (thick). The measurements are [ Cover size ] A tad under 11" long x 7.5" wide. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Colour & B/W.. 8vo.

$19.65

Robin Hood and His Merry Outlaws: : retold from the old ballads
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Robin Hood and His Merry Outlaws: : retold from the old ballads

By McSpadden, J. Walker & Wilson, Charles

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1923. {Full Title Taken from Spine and Half Title } - Circa 1923, neat ink inscription to ffep from 1923.Twenty-four tales of Robin Hood, Little John, Will Scarlet, Friar Tuck, and Allan-a-Dale, and the merry adventures they have while defying the Sheriff of Nottingham and other authority figures in and around Sherwood Forest. A very nice copy, bright clean covers. Binding tight and secure. All pages clean, with nice illustrations. Colour title page and 8 colour plates. 289 pages. Very good indeed. [ Location: Landing Case ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by N. C. Wyeth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$45.85

Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale's Golden Book of Famous Women.
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Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale's Golden Book of Famous Women.

By Fortescue-Brickdale, Eleanor.

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1919. [The text by various authors. The illustrations by E. F. Brickdale.] viii, 200 p., 16 tipped in colour plates Collation is that of the first edition of 1919, although the book is undated. Is a very sound tight copy. Cloth in light blue with gilt decorations. Some light dis colour along front cover edges, rear cover with a dark brown stain about 2" x 2", else clean. Internally is very good indeed with occasional fox spotting. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Fortescue-Brickdale, Eleanor.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$58.95

The Illustrated news of the world and drawing-room portrait gallery of eminent Personages
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The Illustrated news of the world and drawing-room portrait gallery of eminent Personages

By London Joint Stock Newspaper Company

London: London Joint Stock Newspaper Company, 1858. 'The Illustrated News of the World and National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Personages' was a new publication with the strong visual emphasis of numerous large woodcuts to illustrate local and world events and featuring several fine steel engravings of eminent persons. A competitor to the existing illustrated magazines: - The Illustrated London News and Punch Magazine. Here we have Nos 22 - 48 or / July 1858 - January 1859. The Journal had only been first published [ No 1] on the 6th February 1858. This is a truly fascinating publication and covers a vast array of subjects. Particularly noticeable when working through the volume is how extensive Queen Victoria's travels were and these and other articles are supported by illustrations. I am only able to provide a small 'snap shot' of examples here: Queen's visit to Birmingham, engravings of Aston Hall, her Boudoir etc; Numerous adverts: Bass's East India Ale - Gallon Casks!; Engraving of the Port of Caernarvon from a Water colour by Thomas S. Robins, with Snowdon in the background; The running debate at Parliament about the state of the Thames; A beautiful Full page engraving of the Royal Agriculture Exhibition held at the Racecourse in Chester; Another of the Grand Reception of the 1st British Ambassador to China. Overall the Book is Good. The Covers are sturdy, and although the front hinge is showing it is secure. The boards themselves are somewhat rubbed {images to follow}. The interior is very good overall, but a few points should be noted: pages are very clean, bar a few occasional fox spots and offsets. The base margins of a small number of pages have been trimmed [ at the time the Journals were bound?] not affecting text or engravings; there are a few tears to the following: 1" -p.120, p.139, p168, p.394, 400, 2" - p.397; 3" - p.120, &; 401-403; 7" - p.419. Each is easily repairable with archival type tape. Collation: Period Journal format, bound in Quarter Leather Boards, comprehensive Indices covering Articles and Engravings. {Representative images will follow}. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Illus. by Steel Engravings By D.J.Pound. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

$189.96

The art of the Turkish Tale: Volume 2
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The art of the Turkish Tale: Volume 2

By Walker, Barbara K. (Barbara Kerlin) 1921-

United States: Texas Tech University Press Series: v. 2: Ministry of Culture publications of the Republic of Turkey ; 1437. This is the Hard Cover version in a Dust Jacket. { see image of copyright page for more details } 'In casting them into English, Walker has paid particular attention to capturing the flavor and excitement of the Turkish telling, while not infringing 'on the narrator's right to have the tale recreated as he had told it'. The Beauty, power, and appeal of the present volume for the general reading public, however, depends largely upon Barbara Walker's own consummate skill as a teller and re-teller of tales and her commitment to conveying as much of the Turkish performance context as possible. In a gesture which is perhaps symptomatic of the reasons for this volume's success, [Barbara Walker] recognizes in the Acknowledgments section each and every tale-teller by name - all forty of them, ranging in age from nine to ninety and coming from the many different walks of life, both urban and rural, to be found in twenty out of Turkey's seventy-four provinces from Mugla to Kars and from Istanbul to Diyarbakir. In presenting the works of 'all these generous bearers of tradition' to an English-speaking audience, [she] has achieved her aim of opening a small window on the art of the Turkish tale in a volume which stands as a tribute to the art of book making as well' - Sarah Moment Atis, Chair, Middle East Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison President, Turkish Studies Association. 'This will stand as a fine, quintessential contribution. One hears the whispers of the original voices in these versions, all of which are artful, recast in colloquial rhythms, and couched in a style that conveys the substance, the shape, the spirit, and the sumptuousness or the simplicity of the tale' - Talat Sait Halman, Turkey's former Minister of Culture, then Ambassador for Cultural Affairs; now Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, New York University. p.262, illustrated, with Index. [ Location: Landing Case ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.70

Mr. Lock of St. James's Street : his continuing life and changing times
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Mr. Lock of St. James's Street : his continuing life and changing times

By Whitbourn, Frank 1910-; James Lock & Co. Ltd. (Firm : London, England).

London: Heinemann, 1971. The almost never changing longevity of a Shop, how this Family business has continued to follow the identity and formulated by it's founding member. xiii, 192 pages, 16 plates : illustrations, facsimiles, genealogical table, portraits ; 24 cm. A nice firn clean copy, in a very decent Dust Jacket, very minor signs of rubs to the extremities. [Location: BR2 1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by with drawings by Ronald Searle.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.41

Newcastle upon Tyne : a pictorial History
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Newcastle upon Tyne : a pictorial History

By Foster, Joan. [ Compiled By

Chichester, United Kingdom: Phillimore, 1995. Newcastle upon Tyne has a long history which began with the building of the first Tyne bridge in about A.D. 122. The river has played a crucial part throughout Newcastle's history, leading to prosperity from trade and shipbuilding. Coal gave the impetus to industrial development and great engineering achievements, which placed the city at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution. Robert Stephenson, Lord William Armstrong and Sir Charles Parsons are portrayed, together with the leading Newcastle radicals and reformers: Joseph Cowen, Dr John Rutherford and Robert Spence Watson. 1 v. : chiefly ill., facsims., maps, ports. ; 26cm. Includes index. Very nice example in a like Dust Jacket. [ Location: Dark Oak BR1 ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.17

Les Merveilles De La France
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Les Merveilles De La France

By Granger, Ernest

Paris: Hachette [Undated] [ C: 1920's ]: Dark Green Boards Gilt - pp: 432 + Index, profusely illustrated with full page tipped in, tissue guarded colour plates, also with b/white images throughout. The original boards are firm and clean, but along outer edges in main suffers from discolour, gilt to leather spine excellent. Binding and book are tight and square, pages clean, if with some age tone. A very nice copy. Size: 4to (heavy) [ Location: BR1]. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to.

$26.20

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes. 3 Volume Set
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The Complete Calvin and Hobbes. 3 Volume Set

By Watterson, Bill.

Kansas City, Mo. Burnham : Andrews McMeel ; Derek Searle [distributor] , 2005. 3 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 x 32 cm. Calvin and Hobbesis unquestionably one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The imaginative world of a boy and his real-only-to-him tiger was first syndicated in 1985 and appeared in more than 2,400 newspapers when Bill Watterson retired on January 1, 1996. Composed of three hardcover, four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase, this edition includes all Calvin and Hobbescartoons that ever appeared in syndication. This is the treasure that all Calvin and Hobbesfans seek. Review: "Watterson's imaginative approach to his material and his inventive graphics have made. Bill Watterson is the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, one of the most popular and well-regarded cartoon strips of the twentieth century. Calvin and Hobbes appeared in newspapers from November 1985 until Watterson's retirement in 1995.The Books are unread, the Slip Box is clean, just with a few small dints to surface. { representive images will follow }. Hard Cover. Fine+/Very Good Slip Box. Landscape 4to.

$91.71

The pick of 'Punch' : an annual selection. [ 1st July 1940 - 30th June 1941
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The pick of 'Punch' : an annual selection. [ 1st July 1940 - 30th June 1941

By Punch

London: Chatto & Windus, 1941. This copy is solid, but with some fade/dis colour to spine and edges. Internally clean, secure and tight. p.213, illustrated. Index. [ Location: BR2 / 1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.86

Six engravings in illustration of The antiquary : for the members of the Royal Association for Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland."
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Six engravings in illustration of The antiquary : for the members of the Royal Association for Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland."

By Scott, Walter Sir 1771-1832.; Royal Association for Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland.

Edinburgh: Royal Association for Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland , 1867. Original magenta cloth, with gold lettering on upper cover, and blind border lines on upper and lower covers.Title on front cover: Illustrations of The antiquary. Six steel engraved plates with - 4 unnumbered pages, : illustrations ; 44 cm. SEE IMAGES TO FOLLOW - Includes the list of Artists and Engravers. [ Location: BR2 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

$23.58

Auvergne and Its People
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Auvergne and Its People

By Gostling, Frances M.

London: Methuen, 1911. Blue Boards Gilt - With eight illustrations in colour by Leopold Lelee, with several further monotone illustrations, end paper map.This copy is in very nice order, with just some surface spotting to spine, else is extremely clean and square. Internally is a firm and very clean copy. Handles and presents well. Location: [ BR2/1 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Leopold Lelee. 8vo.

$14.08

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