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Cologne - Konemann, 1999 Book. FINE with a very. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition photographic history of the Greco-Roman cities long lost under the desert sands of North Africa. The work covers the archaeological research in Libya, the city of White Stone in the 1st Century A. D. Sabratha and the Hellenistic city, along with the other cities of Pentapolis and the sacred buildings. Includes an artist's colour impression of Lepcis and the forum at Lepcis at the beginning of the 3rd Century A. D. Chronology of North Africa as well as Greece and Rome is provided along witha series of biographies on the key figures of the period. Condition: In a cloth binding with original unclipped dust jacket. Externally, in excellent condition with just minor shelfwear as head and tail of spine are bumped. Dust jacket is generally smart with some shelfwear and light rubbing to back board with closed tear to back board. Internally, firmly bound with pages bright and clean. Overall: FINE with a VERY GOODdust jacket ... Read more

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ont> Methuen and Co : London, 1928 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A A Milne's poem from 'When We Were Very Young' set to music by H Faser-Simson. Illustrated throughout, with drawings by E H Shepard. This is the third impression of this work. A charming work, using the lyrics of popular children's writer A A Milne. This poem was also made into a 1963 British family film. Condition: In original quarter cloth binding with pictorial boards. Externally, bumped to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Spots to the boards. Offsetting to endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with occasional light spots. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed.

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/font> Methuen & Co : London, 1924 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. Two books of poetry by the popular children's author A A Milne, featuring his famous anthropomorphic character, Winnie the Pooh. Both volumes are charmingly illustrated, with the noted pen and ink drawings by E H Shepard. 'Now We Are Six' is a first edition (1927), with 'When We Were Very Young' being a fourth edition, issued four weeks after the first edition (1924). Milne was a prolific author and is now best-remembered for his creation of Winnie-The-Pooh and his many friends. This set of best-selling works comprises of two poetry collections, 'Now We Are Six' and 'When We Were Very Young'. 'Now We are Six' contains thirty-five verses, eleven of which are accompanied by illustrations featuring Winnie-The-Pooh. 'When We Were Very Young' contains forty-four poems, including 'Teddy Bear' which, upon its initial publication in 'Punch' magazine, was the first l ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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London - Methuen and Co., 1929 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A selection of writings by A A Milne. This work is a combination of four pieces of writing originally published in Punch Magazine prior to his Winnie-The-Pooh series. Comprising of :The Day's Play, Once a Week, The Holiday Round, and The Sunny Side. The first edition. Lacking original dustwrapper. A A Milne was an English author, best known for his works about teddy bear Winnie-The-Pooh as well as for his poems. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, smart with bumping to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Light rubbing to the joints. spine has faded. Small stain to the spine at the rear joint. A few marks to boards. Slight offsetting to half-title page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with just the odd spot. Publisher's catalogue to the rear is spotted to foredge affecting pages slightly. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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ont> Methuen and Co : London, 1934 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The second English language edition of this children's work featuring the famous elephant Babar. In unusually pleasing condition. With a preface by popular children's author, A. A Milne. Babar the Elephant first appeared in 1931 for the title Historie de Babar. This is the English language edition of this work. The book and character are based on a tale that Brunhoff's wife, Cecile, had invented for her children. Condition: In original quarter cloth binding with pictorial boards. Externally, rubbed to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Spots to boards and a few light marks. Patches of rubbing to the rear board. Front hinge is strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with the occasional spot. Overall Condition: Very Good.

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ont> Methuen and Co : London, 1926 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A musical compilation formed from A. A Milne's 'When We Were Very Young' poetry collection. Set to music by Harold Fraser-Simson, this work is beautifully complemented by the pen-and-ink illustrations of E H Shepard. The first edition of this work. Held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Harold Fraser-Simon composed many scores to musical comedies. His best known is the Edwardian operetta 'The maid of the Mountains'. Milne's children's poems were some of many adaptations Fraser-Simson created. 'When We Were Very Young' was first published in 1924 and met instant success. Of the forty-four poems in the original work, this composition comprises of fourteen. The third from last score to this work is from Milne's famous poem 'Teddy Bear'. 'Teddy Bear' is the first literary appearance of Winnie-The-Pooh, and was first seen in the February 1924 issue of Punch Magazine. This w ... Read more

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Spanish Chariot

A A Thomson

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ondon- Herbert Jenkins, 1953 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of this novel by A A Thomson. Arthur Alexander Thomson was an English writer best known for his books on Cricket. This is one of his lesser known novels. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, smart with some light rubbing in places and some bumping. Slightly cocked. Faded to spine. WH Smiths library plate to front pastedown. Booksellers label to rear endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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London - George Philip and Son, 1902 Book. Good. Hardcover. An instructional work on gymnastic exercises. Illustrated throughout, with diagrams indicating particular movements and stances. With accompanying music scores to the right hand page of most exercises. A lovely little work, providing an insight into 'Modern Gymnastics'. This work instructs the reader on elementary exercises, there was a later 'advanced' work published. Part I of an eventual two part series. Fourth edition of this work, revised. Condition: In publisher's cloth binding with gilt stamping to the front board and spine. Externally, rubbed to the extremities and joints. Further patches of rubbing to the head and tail of spine. A few small ink spills to front board. Marks to rear board. Front hinge is strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age generally bright. Occasional pencil notations to the margins. Occasional scattered spots. Overall: GOOD..

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ont> A. Arrowsmith; E. Williams : London, 1839 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce copy of this useful referential index to the 'Eton Comparative Atlas of Ancient and Modern Geography', complied by Aaron Arrowsmith. A very scarce work. A new and improved edition. This work is the index to the 'Eton Comparative Atlas of Ancient and Modern Geography'. This volume is part I only, showing Ancient and Modern names. A useful reference work. Compiled by Aaron Arrowsmith, who was the hydrographer to the King George IV. He was the founding member of the Arrowsmith family of geographers, which included his son Samuel Arrowsmith, and nephew John Arrowsmith. He contributed to 'New and Elegant General Atlas Comprising all Discoveries to the Present Time'. His most celebrated works were his maps of North America and Scotland. Prior owner's charming sketch in pencil to the front pastedown. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Some light marks to the boards. A ... Read more

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London - Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1941 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Correspondence of Charles Arbuthnot being theCamden Third Series Volume LXV. Edited for the Royal Historical Society by A. AspinallWith a fold out genealogical table to rear. Charles Arbuthnot (1767 - 1850) was a British diplomat and Tory politician. He was Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire between 1804 and 1807 and held a number of political offices. He was a good friend of the Duke of Wellington. His second wife, Harriet, became a hostess at Wellington's society dinners, and wrote an important diary cataloguing contemporary political intrigues. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, smart but with minor wear to extremities and slight fading to spine. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Bright and generally clean throughout but with institutional labels and ink stamps. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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04, 1910 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. A first English edition of this notable history of the French Revolution, complete in four volumes. Its author, Francois Victor Alphonse Aulard, was the first professional historian of the French Revolution, and of Napoleon, arguing famously that The French Revolution differed fromother revolutions in being not merely national, for it aimed at benefitting all humanity , thus allowing for aninformed sympathy of the revolution throughout the work. Dealing with The revolution under the monarchy (volume one), the democratic republic (volume two), the revolutionary government (volume three) and the bourgeois republic and the consulate (volume four), this is a meticulous and definitive work. Contains bookplates to each pastedown. Condition: In cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally quite smart, there is wear to the extremities and joints, as well as sunning to the backstrips and a small split to the board of volume one. Internally, the pages are firmly bound ... Read more

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Spas of England

A.B. Granville

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Bath - Adams and Dart, 1971 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. Cream cloth binding with pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with some in text illustrations and includes a copy ofthe title page and frontispiece from the first edition of 1841. Condition: The binding is tight and firm and both covers are firmly attached. There is very little waer to the extremities or the dust jacket. Internally the book is clean and bright throughout with no obvious marks..

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ont> T Fisher Unwin : London, 1899 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Albert Lloyd's tales of being a missionary for four years in Central Africa, signed by the author to the recto of front endpaper. Albert Lloyd was a missionary sent to Central Africa. This book documents his four years of work as a missionary, the trials he faced and the people he met. With an introduction by Sir John Kennaway, a Conservative politician and Member of Parliament. He was also the President of the Church Missionary Society, which sent Lloyd to Africa. Signed by the author to the recto of front endpaper 'With love and Every Good Wish from Albert B Lloyd'. With a frontispiece, thirteen plates, and a further one-hundred and thirty-three in text illustrations and photographs. Collated; complete. Condition: In the original publisher?s cloth binding. Externally, sound. Light rubbing to the boards and spine, and fading to the spine. Bumping to the head and tail of the spine, and to the extremities. Hinges are tender. Tidemark ... Read more

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Contemporary

A. L. Baldry

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London - The Studio, 1925 Book. Good. Hardcover. A collection of colour illustrated plates from various international artistswith a discussion of nationality in art from Baldry. Includes twenty-four colour plates tipped in. The work is edited by Geoffrey Holme and some of the artists included in this collection of plates are: Hermen Anglada, Julius Diez, Paul Gaugin, Vilhelm Hammershoi, Augustus John andLaura Knight. Condition: In a cloth binding with gilt and blindstamped detailing to front board. Externally, sound with some marks to boards and bumping to corners. Spine is slightly sunned and head and tail ofspine are bumped. Inkstamp to front free end-paper. Internally, firmly bound withlight foxingto end-papers and some scattered spotting, otherwise pages bright and clean. Overall: GOOD..

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Contemporary

A. L. Baldry

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London - The Studio, 1925 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A collection of colour illustrated plates from various international artistswith a discussion of nationality in art from Baldry. Includes twenty-four colour plates tipped in. The work is edited by Geoffrey Holme and some of the artists included in this collection of plates are: Hermen Anglada, Julius Diez, Paul Gaugin, Vilhelm Hammershoi, Augustus John andLaura Knight. Condition: In a cloth binding with gilt and blindstamped detailing to front board. Externally,generally smartwith some marks to rearboard. Spine is lightly sunned and head and tail ofspine are bumped. . Internally, firmly bound withlight foxingto end-papers, otherwise pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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Paris - Alphonse Picard & Fils, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. This volume has been rebacked with new endpapers. A comprehensivehistory of the English city of Bath, including chapters on some of the major landmarks, such as Prior Parkas well as many personalities connected with the city including writers (such as Jane Austen andSheridan)and members of the Royal Family. Bath was granted its city status by Queen Elizabeth in 1890, but it's history goes back much further. Archaeologists believe that the original site of the city contained a spring that the Celts considered a sacred shrine. This wasdedicated to the Goddess, Sulis. The Romans identified this Goddess with their own, Minerva but the name endured and the city became Aquae Sulis. This volume is in French. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with the boards securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities includingsome marks and stains to the boards. Internally, the pages are generally bright with some age-toning to the pages and ... Read more

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The Devil's Visit;

a Barrister

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London - William Kidd, 1830 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this humorous poem The Devil's Visit. With five illustrated plates and an additional frontispiece by Robert Cruikshank. Advertisement on verso to title page signed C E D. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Isaac Robert Cruikshank was a caricaturist, illustrator and portrait miniaturist. He was the less-known brother of George Cruikshank. His father, Isaac Cruikshank was well known for hissocial and political satire cartoons. Condition: In a half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart with a minor amount of rubbing to the joints. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, Walter Flinn. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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ont> Malcomson & Co., Limited : London, 1902 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce copy of A. Bautte's vast collection of French and English recipes, illustrated throughout. A very scarce work. With a Sotheran stamp to the verso to the front endpaper, though the book is in the original publisher's cloth binding. An extensive collection of French and English recipes, containing a total of over three-thousand five hundred recipes, ranging from starters, mains, and puddings. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and twenty-five plates. Written by A. Bautte. Prior owner's ink inscription to the reverse of the frontispiece, 'Joanna McGilvray, 81 Piccadilly 1903'. With one page of publisher's adverts to the rear. Condition: In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Slight mark to the rear board. A little discolouration to the head and tail of the spine. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. A few light marks to the fro ... Read more

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Whaling in the Antarctic

A. G. Bennett

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ont> WM. Blackwood and Sons Ltd : Edinburgh, 1931 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition third impression copy of this copiously illustrated work on whaling in Antarctica, by A. G. Bennett. This work contains a brief outline of the history of bothold-time and modern whaling in Antarctica, with specific attention given to: the zoology of whales, the ice conditions in the Antarctic, whaling stations (and the social life on board them), whale hunting, the creatures of the region, and much more. Collated, complete with twenty four black and white illustrated plates and numerous diagrams in-text throughout. This third impression copy was published in December 1931, with the first published in May 1931 and the second in July 1931. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear to extremities and head and tail of spine. Very slight offsetting to endpapers. Prior owner's ink inscription to front free-endpaper. Internally firmly bound, s ... Read more

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This Way To Arcady

A. Bonnet Laird

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ont> Herbert Jenkins Limited : London, 1926 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition copy of A. Bonnet Laird's work, 'This Way To Arcady', with several illustrations throughout by Donald Maxwell. First edition. In excellent condition, bound in the publishers original cloth binding, with the 'Herbert Jenkins Book' crest to the rear board. Written under the name A. Bonnet Laird which, according to Copac, was the pseudonym of Roy Frank Johnson. Little is known about the author of this volume, those he wrote numerous works, her other titles including 'My Part of The Country' And 'One Minute A Day'. With illustrations by illustrator Donald Maxwell. He is best remembered for his topographical painting. Collate complete, with 7 plates and a frontispiece Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, exellent with very light bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Crease to the rear endpaper, to the tail. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clea ... Read more

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