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Notre Bon Cur?

Belleforte-Ramiere [P. J. Goedert]

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Paris - Taffin-Leffort, 1900 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. A lovely decorative edition of this French work of fiction. With several full page engraved illustrations. Prize plate to front pastedown from Maison Sainte-Marthe, dated 1903. Condition: In a decorative red cloth binding. Externally, rubbed. Some minor loss to the base of the spine. Joints are starting. Internally, generally firmly bound with just the odd page working loose. Some scattered marks but pages are otherwise clean. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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70 - London- Kaye & Ward, 1969 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Cecil Lawson's History of the Uniforms of the British Army. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and unclipped dust wrappers, except volume three. With John W. Woodfield's military nameplate on the front pastedown. This History has now become the standard work on the subject. All branches of the Army - horse, foot, artillery, supply, regulars and volunteers - are dealt with; exact details of dress and equipment, and their development from reign to reign, with more accuracy than ever before, are given in both the very attractive drawings - of which there have been around two hundred in each volume - and in the descriptive text. - FlyleafCondition: The binding is tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including bumping. The dust wrappers have some closed tears, chips and discolouration. Internally the pages are clean and bright with some light background foxing on the first and last couple of pages. Overall the condition is v ... Read more

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ont> Ward and Lock : London, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A very scarce work of local interest exploring the large market town of Huddderfield, in the Northern English county of Yorkshire. Very scarce. First edition. With a frontispiece and four illustrations. Collated complete. An fascinating work of local interest exploring the city of Huddersfield, written by Chas. C. P. Hobkirk, exploring the architecture, nature and landmarks of the region. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding, with cloth covered boards. Externally sound. Heavy rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, with light bumping to the extremities. Rubbing also to the front and rear joints, with light fading to the extremities of the front and rear boards. Light offsettting to the front and rear endpapers. Internally firmly bound. Pages are generally clean, with light age toning and the occasional spot. Overall Condition: Good.

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Southern Golf

E P Leigh-Bennett

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London - Southern Railway of England, Waterloo Station, 1935 Book. Good. Hardcover. A guide to the game of golf in the south of England. This early twentieth century publication is a guide to the golf courses of the south. Counties discussed include Kent, Sussex, Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Bournemouth, Somerset and more. The work was published by the Southern Railway of England and there is a map at the start of the work indicating which golfing locations are reachable via the railway. The work advertises their service through this writing on golf. To the preface the author states that one could reachno fewer than 'two hundred and thirty two golf courses in England and on the Continent by means of the Southern Railway. ' Illustrated throughout with lovely designs by Helen McKie. Condition: In original pictorial boards. Externally, rubbed to the boards and joints. Smaller patches of rubbing to the head and tail of spine. Small loss to the head of rear joint due to rubbing. Front board is faded at the hea ... Read more

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David Garrick, Dramatist

Elizabeth P Stein

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nbsp;NewYork- The Modern Language Association of America, 1938 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A biography of thepioneering dramatist and theatre owner, Daivd Garrick. The first edition. With a portrait frontispiece of Garrick and upwards of tenfull pageplates. Apresentationcopy with a note from the author addressed to actor Maurice Herbert Evans. Stein congratulates Evans for his 'perfect interpretation of Shekespeare's Richard II'and anticipates 'the many more great characterizations he will present in the future' signed with her 'high regards and good wishes' dated April 5 1938. It can therefore be assumed that a prior owner to this text was Maurice Evans. Evans was noted for hisShakespearean acting although is best known on-screen as Dr Zaius in Planet of the Apes and as Samantha Stephens' father Maurice in Bewitched. David Garrick was a large influence of nearly all aspects of theatrical practice throughout the 18th century, and several of his influences ... Read more

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aris- Apud Bloud & Barral, 1897 Book. Fair. Hardcover. This is a ninth edition of this concordance to the bible. In Latin. A revised and enlarged edition. A Bible concordance is a verbal index to theBible which most simply lists Biblical words alphabetically, with indications to enable the reader to find passages of the Bible where the words occur. Verbal concordances of the Bible were the inventionof Dominican Friars the first of which was completed in 1230. Condition: In a quarter calf binding. Externally, worn with rubbing and bumping. Label to front board. Joints and hinges failed. Both boards and backstrip detached but present. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Title page and endpapers loosening. Pages foxed to first and last otherwise generally bright and spotted throughout. Overall: FAIR.

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ont> Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. : London, 1858 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A third edition copy of Francis Gustavus Paulus Neison's fascinating record of morality and sickness in England and Wales. With particular emphasis given to the influence of occupations, lifestyle, and habituation on health in England and Wales, in addition to a comprehensive study of railway accidents and progress of crime. In writing this work, Neison obtained returns from several thousand societies and compiled this extensive research work for four years. His paper on the subject was first read before the Statistical Society on the 17th of March 1845, and the paper was lauded as the most valuable contribution to the laws of sickness and morality that had hitherto appeared. A fascinating mid-nineteenth century work on statistics in relation to health and morality. A third edition copy. Whilst the binding of this copy is loosening and failed in places, it is collated complete. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth bi ... Read more

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Shadowmancer

G.P. Taylor

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ont> Faber and Faber : London, 2003 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). An excellent signed, special edition of G. P. Taylor's fantasy novel. This signed special edition of G. P. Taylor's fantasy novel for young adults, 'Shadowmancer', takes place on the North Yorkshire coastline telling the story of an evil sorcerer searching for powerful amulets he can use to dominate the world, and is cited as a Christian allegory through the fantasy genre akin to C. S. Lewis' 'The Chronicles of Narnia'. Taylor makes use of his own experiences with the occult in the highly successful 'Shadowmancer' series, having worked in an occult, musical scene in the 1970s before becoming an Anglican vicar. Special edition, in unclipped dustwrapper. Author's signature to the title page. A story full of folklore and epic battles, Taylor's 'Shadowmancer' well deserved its place as a UK and US bestseller. Condition: In the publisher's original binding, with unclipped ... Read more

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ont> A C McClurg and Company : Chicago, 1891 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An in-depth look at cantatas by various composers, including ones by Bach, Handel, Mozart, and Schubert. ?The Standard Cantata? was one book in George Upton?s series looking at the history of character of music. This series included two other books, ?The Standard Oratorios? and ?The Standard Symphonies? ?Cantata? takes a look at some of the famous vocal compositions by some of the greatest composers of all time. These include ?Ein? Feste Burg? by Bach, ?The Ruins of Athens? by Beethoven, ?Acis and Galatea? by Handel?, ?The Bells of Strasburg? by Liszt, and ?Oedipus at Colonos? by Mendelssohn. With a library plate to the recto of the front endpaper from Hampshire County Library, and further library stamps to the verso of the title page from Hampshire Country Library and Winchester Public Library. Library stamp to pages 50 and 367, however doesn?t affect any text. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled paper boards. Externall ... Read more

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ont> A C McClurg and Company : Chicago, 1891 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An insightful reference work on several oratorios, their composers as well as the origin of oratorios. In a stunning half morocco binding. Ex-library, with several small stamps to the head and tail of a few pages, not affecting text. To the verso of title page there are library stamps and ink shelf notations. Library sticker to the rear pastedown. This work was intended as a companion to Upton's previous work on 'Standard Operas'. In this title Upton aims to present a comprehensive sketch of standard oratorios outlining the stories they tell and indicating their principal numbers, with a short biography of the composer and other contextual information. Composers discussed are Bach, Beethoven Bennett, Berlioz, Brahms, Costa Mozart, Haydn, Handel and more. Condition: Rebound, in a half morocco binding with paper covered boards. Externally, excellent with little to no shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Library plates to the ... Read more

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Connecticut -The Marine Historical Association, 1959 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An historical work on the indigenous people of America. This work looks into the colonial times and the indigenous Americans that travelled the seas. There are chapters on 'The Indian as a Mariner and Boatbuilder' and fights at sea with the Europeans. It is an interesting insight into the history of some native Americans and their encounters with the Europeans. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally. generally smart. Minor bumping to the extremities and creasing to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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Manchester - Henry Blacklock and Co., 1891 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A reference work on the constables' accounts of Manchester. Volume I of four only. Bound by Henry Blacklock of Manchester. This work covers the year 1612-1633. Compiled by J P Earwaker, an English antiquary. Condition: In a half vellum binding with paper covered boards. Externally, smart with rubbing t to the boards and to the extremities. Bumping to the spine at the rear joint. Many marks to the vellum spine. Rubbing to the spine label, resulting in small losses. Binder's label to the verso of front endpaper, Hy Blacklock. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper, crossed out in pencil. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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font>, 1801 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1801 With the bookplate of John Philip Morier to the front pastedown, his signature to the title page. This is Morier's only work. He was a diplomat and his campaign is an admirable account. He was dispatched in 22 Dec 1799 to Egypt to accompany the grand vezir in the Turkish expedition against General Kleber. This work traces the campaign from February to July 1800. Inscription to the recto of front endpaper, Horatio Alfred S Maum, August 21st 1853. With a folding map to the start by D'Anville. Collated, complete. A very scarce work, with the author's provenance. Condition: In a full calf binding. Rebacked, with the original boards preserved. Externally, very smart with light rubbing to the extremities. Bookplate to the front pastedown of John Philip Morier. His inscription to the title page. Another prior owner's inscription to the recto of front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned. Closed tear to the map has been r ... Read more

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Bookbindings

John P Harthan

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London - His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1950 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A handsome copy of Bookbindings by John P Harthan. Illustrated with 60 plates. A short introduction to the art and skill of bookbinding using examples from the collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Condition: In a paper binding with gilt detail. Externally, smart with handling marks. Light spotting to rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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The Lost River

Lawrence P Spingarn

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London - William Heinemann Ltd., 1951 Book. NEAR FINE with a. Hardcover. A collection of poetry by Lawrence P Spingarn. These selected works are from his well known works Rococo Summer and The Lost River. Spingarn mostly wrote on the countryside and penned many farm poems, several on the people ofNew England. Spingarn was an American poet. He devoted himself to writing verse whilst working in the Library of Congress. Condition: In publisher's cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, bumped to the head and tail of spine. A few light marks to rearboard. Dustwrapper is generally smart with scattered spots to flyleaves and internally. A few spots to outer wraps and marks to the rear wrap. Sunning to the spine. Offsetting to endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with the odd spots to the first and last few pages. Overall: NEAR FINE with a VERY GOOD dustwrapper..

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Bearers of the Burden

Major W. P. Drury

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London - Lawrence & Bullen, Ltd., 1899 Book. Good. Hardcover. A copy of this novel by Major Walter Price Drury. Lieutenant-Colonel William Price Drury CBE (8 November 186121 January 1949) was a Royal Marine Light Infantry officer, novelist, playwright, and Mayor of Saltash from 1929 to 1931. The saying Tell It to the Marines , often incorrectly attributed to King Charles II, actually came from the preface of his collection The Tadpole of an Archangel. Drury also wrote a poem entitled The Dead Marines in tribute to the Royal Marines after the Duke of Clarence supposedly called empty alcohol bottles Dead Marines. Condition: In a decorative red cloth binding. Externally, sound with slight rubbing. Thereis some cockling to the cloth on the boards. Spine is cocked. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some browning to the end papers. There is an ink inscription to the recto of front free end papers. Overall: GOOD..

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ont> Chapman and Hall : London, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce first edition copy of this charming collection of short stories by the notable novelist and playwright William Price Drury. Lieutenant-Colonel William Price Drury was a Royal Marine Light Infantry officer who is best known for his dramatic and prose works on naval themes. With eight black and white plates by the renowned English book illustrator (and a leading literary figure during the Golden Age of British book illustration) Arthur Rackham. Featuring a bookplate (and an ink inscription) of a Frederic Golding-Bird. This copy is lacking its original dustwrapper, as usual. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally generally smart with minor bumping to extremities and head and tail of spine. Slight fading to spine, and the odd mark to boards. Hinges split and tender, showing cords. Prior owner's bookplate tipped to front pastedown. Prior owner's ink inscription to front free-endpaper. ... Read more

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ont> Railway Times Office : London, 1857 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce examination of Sir William P. Andrew's memoir detailing his proposal for the construction of a railway along the Euphrates to the port at Basra, as an alternative route to India. William Patrick Andrew was the director of the East Indian Railway and founder of the Scinde, Punjab and Delhi Railway. He was best known for promoting railway and telegraphic communication with India and for his numerous publications on on Indian railways, that allowed his capacities for engineering to become known. The largest scheme of Sir William Andrew's life was the 'Euphrates Valley Railway'; first proposed in the 1830s as a more direct route between Britain and India. Whilst the idea was supported with funding by Sultan Abdulmecid I in 1857 the British government refused to fund the scheme, leading it to be dropped with the completion of the Suez Canal in 1869. This fascinating work, written anonymously by two authors, provid ... Read more

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ont> Harvard University Press : Cambridge, 1956 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A case study on Belorussia by Professor Vakar of Wheaton College. This book is a case history, written in 1956, regarding the USSR, the U. N and their influence on Belorussia. The flyleaf notes that Vakar has 'sifted the verifiable facts of Belorussian history from among the many and partisan accounts, both reliable and unreliable, written from Russian, Polish, Lithuanian, nationalist and communist points of view, and provides the reader with a solid background for further research while leaving him free to interpret the facts in any way he wishes. ' In the original, price-clipped dustwrapper. The work touches on the German occupation during 1941-1944 and the origins of the guerrilla movement in World War II, analysing contradictory Belorussian, German and Soviet evidence. There are chapters on 'the land and its people', 'the traditions', 'Russian empire', 'War and Revolution' and much more. ... Read more

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Lanyard Lyrics

R P Keigwin

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ont> Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent : London, 1914 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A collection of poems and excerpts from well known children's works. Written by R P Keigwin, which Copac states is a pseudonym for Richard Prescott. Illustrated throughout, by P L Butt. First edition. Undated, dated from Copac. Condition: In original cloth binding. Externally, bumped to the extremities. Light rubbing to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Prior owner's inscription to the verso of front endpaper, H J Wilde. Overall Condition: Good Only.

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