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The Old Gospel Ever New - the Story of Naaman or Sin and Its Cure

By Charles Bullock B. D

London: Home Words Publishing Office A beautifully published book. Blue boards with gilt title and gilt and black design to the cover. Bright gilt title to the spine. 148 clean firm pages plus adverts. frontispiece line sketch of the 'source of the Nile'. No date but a beautifully scripted gift sentement reads 'As a momento of her confirmation to Agnes Rose from her Father James Barron Rose, Leyland March 1899.. Hard Back. Very Good. 7.5in x 5in. Religion.


Oliver Wyndham - A Tale of the Great Plague

By Annie Webb (aka Webb- Peploe 1805 - 1880)

London: Hodder and Staughton, 1878. Decorated green boards. Gilt title and gilt embossing. Decorated spine also with gilt title and design. Age spotting to the ffep. 352 page. Back hinge cracking but holding. A handsome book.. Hard Back. Very Good. 6m5in x 4.5in. Classic.


Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others

By Thomas Bewick

London: Bickers & Son, 1871. The book is a bright blue cloth decorated in gilt and orange, showing a pictorial motif in the middle of a lamb and a lion in gold. The cover is complete, showing some whitening spots. The corners are rubbed at the tips as is the top and base of the spine.The opening page has a neat inscription dated December 14th, 1872. There is some weakness in the opening two pages at the spine, but most of the rest of the pages are sound and reasonably clean. The pages are edged in gilt. Contains numerous woodcuts by Thomas Bewick. A scan can be sent on request.. Decorative Cloth. Illus. by Thomas Bewick.


Haunted Hearts

By Maria S. Cummins

Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz, 1864. vol 720 of the 'Collection of British Authors'. Green hard back book with banded spine. The title and author to the spine. Gilt line decoration to the spine. Marbled end pagess. 378 pages. Some light age spotting to first 28 pages. Some rubbing to the board edges, and light rubbing to the board face. Please note that on checking the pages of this book page 15/16 has been wrongly inserted between pages 2 and 3. This must have been a mistake on publication as this page has been sewn in place by the the publisher. Knowing this the story can be followed easily. All other pages have been checked and follow correctly. This must be a 1864 error in the collating of this book. (in my opinion). First. Hard Back. Good. 6in x 4.5in. Fiction.


The Gambler's Wife

By Mrs Grey

London: Ward Lock Green boards with a gilt decoration and title to the cover. Gilt title and decoration to the spine. Bevelled board edges. Gilt top page edge. Rough-cut pages. 415 pages plus book adverts. no date but prize certificate to inner cover dated 1897. Some light age spotting throughout the book. A good reading copy.. Hard Back. Good. Collectable Fiction.


Queens of Literature - Mary Somerville, Harriet Martineau, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charlotte Bronte, George Elliot, Felicia Hemans

By Eva Hope

U K: R. Denham Deep red boards with gilt title and decoration to the spine. Gilt page edges. 301 clean pages. Line drawing portraits of Mary Somerville, Hariet Martineau, Felicia Hemans. no date. circa 1900. A clean, firm copy of this book. . Hard Back. Very Good. BiographIcal History.



By Amy le Feuvre

London: The Religious Tract Society Grey pictorial boards showing a lady playing a (church) organ. Title to the spine and another picture of a man and child. 160 pages printed on heavy paper. Some line drawing illustrations. Spine becoming broken at page 100 but pages holding well. no date but an inscription to ffep is dated 1907.. Hard Back. Good. Collectable Fiction.


How Trip Won His V. C

By Stepney Rawson

London: John F. Shaw Red illustrated boards showing a man/youth rock climbing. Title to the front and spine. Some childs drawings of a football pitch and winners trophy (?) to the ffep, inner cover and a sentence about football acoss the title page. Page 83 has become detatched but all the other pages are firm. (hence the low price) no date but circa 1920. Hard Back. Fair. Childrens Collectable.


Harry's Discipline

By Laura M. Lane

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1891. Dark blue boards with a bright gilt title to the front and spine. Decorated with gilt boxes (faded) 150 very clean pages plus book adverts. Tissue protected frontispiece. Some black/white plates.Some age spotting to the title page and ffep but clear of this throughout. The cover and spine are sound. A firm neat book. no date to the book but bibliography shows 1891. Sunday School prize certificate to inner board.. First. Hard Back. Good. 7.5in x 5in. Fiction.


Jacob's Sunbeam

By H Burch

London: The Religious Tract Soc Red boards with a coloured drawing of two children and a dog running. The boards are firm.Some small and light ares of age whiteing no date but circa 1905. 80 pages printed on high quality paper plus books for children adverts. Pages darkening to the edges and centre slightly. Coloured frontispiece of three children in a delightful drawing running from wasps. Decorated title page. ffep may have been neatly removed as the first page is the plain title page. A neat clean book.. Hard Back. Good. 6.5in 4.5in. Children' s Collectable.


Everyday Battles or Fighting the Foe

London: John F. Shaw no date but circa 1885. Blue decorated boards with a lovely coloured floral design to the front and spine. The title is black in a gilt oblong. The spine and boards are in sound condition eith only very minor wear to the corners and a slight softening to the spine ends. 343 pages browning lightly to the edges. illustrated. This book has 'new edition' to the title page but circa 1877 - 85. originally 1877. Hard Back. Good. Childrens Collectable.


The Orphans of Merton Hall

By Emile Brodie

London: The Religious Tract Soc Grey boards with a picture of four figures coloured in two tone - orange and black line drawing. The title is to the front in gilt. Title to the spine - faded. 192 pages plus book adverts. no date but circa 1905. Illustrations to the chapter headings and some black and white plates through the book. Owners name to ffep. Both book boards and pages are in good condition.. Hard Back. Good. Fiction.


A Bubble Fortune

By Sarah Tytler

London: Hutchinson & Co (publishers) Ltd, 1893. Sarah Tytler (Henrietta Keddie) 1827 - 1914. A very good copy of this rare book. Red decorated boards. Decorated spine. Design of flowers and leaves to the cover, title in gilt. Title in gilt box to the spine also decorated with flowers. Corners sharp. Boards clean.Gilt edge to pages. 319 clean pages plus list of gift and prize books (with several black/white plate illustrations) Tissue guard to frontispiece. Black/white plates to novel. Lovely prize label to inner board dated Dec 1910. Altogether a very clean, firm copy of this book.. First. Hard Back. Very Good. Fiction.


Echoes of Heart Whispers

By Esther Charlotte Anne Allen

London: John Heywood, 1867. Green board with indented design. Gilt title to the cover. Gilt title to the spine. (slightly faded) 368 clean pages. Gilt page edges. ffep removed. (leaving hinge firm but visible) 2nd edition with additional poems. A rare copy.. Hard Back. Good. Poetry.


A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language to Which are Prefixed Principles of English Pronunciation; the Whole Interspered with Observations, Etymological, Critical, and Grammatical

By John Walker

London: E. Nelson, 1855. Half leather boards, Spine complete. Banded spine with title set in to black leather. Covers complete but rubbed. Pages firm and clean. Some foxing to the ffep. Portrait to the frontispiece. Front hinge cracking but holding fast. Scan available on request.. Hard Back. Good. Dictionary.


Memorandum on the Subject of the Earl of Elgin's Pursuits in Greece

London: John Murray, 1815. Printed for John Murray, Albemarle Street on high quality heavy paper. Blue boards. Gilt title to the spine - slightly faded. Mild fading to the front board where book has been exposed to light while positioned on shelf next to a smaller book. 100 rough cut pages. The name 'Preston Institution 1928' is stamped to the title page and repeated 21 times throughout the book. Rather than defacing the pages these stamps sre generally in the margins and add a somewhat 'aged' character to the book. very clean ffep - some 'dusty marks to the first title page, the third free page has age foxing, the main title page has some 'dusty marks' to the page edge. All the pages are firm and very readable. Some dusty edges throughout. To the inner board is a small neat stamp - 1300 and a pencil number E6/26. Printed by W Bulmer and Co, Cleveland, St.James.. Second Edition - Corrected. Hard Back. Good. 9in x 6in. Antiquarian.



By Annie S. Swan

London: Hutchinson & Co (publishers) Ltd, 1896. Blue boards with black and gilt design to the title on cover and spine. - the 'K' of Kingsfolk being gilt. Boards are very gook with hardly any wear. 192 pages. The pages are clean,. Two names to ffep - in 'period style' handwriting. illustrated in black and white. Pres. first edition.. Hard Back. Very Good. Illus. by D. A. H. Drew. 7in x 4in. Collectable.


Orange Blossoms - for All Who Have Worn, are Wearing, or are Likely to Wear Them

By T. S. Arthur - Editor

London: George Routlege, 1866. A very attractive gold and grey/cream (leather) bound book. The covers show a bride and bridesmaid set in a circle with the bride and groom set in a lower circle, the two designs being set in a frame of ivy, ribbons and orange blossom flowers. The design is repeated on the back board. Title and floral design to the spine. 294 pages. The pages are gilt edged. Pencil name and date to ffep, also a pencil crossed out name. Frontispiece wedding black/white sketch protected by a plain paper, also title page which shows the bride and bridesmaid black/white sketch. A lovely gift book for a bride.. Hard Back. Good. Collectable.


Atlantis and Other Lost Worlds - New Evidence of Ancient Secrets

By Frank Joseph

London: Arcturus, 2008. A new and unread copy of this book. 206 pages. Illustrated throughout. Cover price £9.99p. Large Glossy Card Covers. Fine - New Book. 11.5in x 8.5in. Ancient History.


Sex or Symbol ? Erotic Images of Greece and Rome
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Sex or Symbol ? Erotic Images of Greece and Rome

By Catherine Johns

London: British Museum Press, 1999. An unread copy of this book in stock now. No creases or wear to the spine or to the covers. 160 pages. fully illustrated with 125 black and white and 38 colour pictures.. Large Soft Cover. Very Good. 81/2in x 101/2in. Art.


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