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London - Royal Horticultural Society, 1962 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A fascinating publication from the Royal Horticultural Society. In a folio size, this text has five beautifully illustrated plates by Margaret Stones. Limited edition, one of 500 copies printed in letterpress and colour lithography. This text discusses several species in the genus of lilium, otherwise known as lilies. Each plate has accompanying details regarding the history of the genus, its discovery as well as size details regarding the different parts of the flower. These descriptions are written by English botanist William Bertram Turrill. The specific lilies discussed to this volume are Lilium washingtonianum, lilium pitkinese, lilium pardalinum, lilium kelleyanum and lilium nanum. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, smart with bumping to the extremities. Some spotting to the wraps also. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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London - Royal Horticultural Society, 1960 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A fascinating illustratedpublication from the Royal Horticultural Society. In a folio size, this text has five beautiful colour lithographicillustrated plates by Margaret Stones. Limited edition, one of1,000 copies printed in letterpress and colour lithography. This text discusses several species in the genus of lilium,more commonlyknown as lilies. Each plate has accompanying details regarding the history of the genus, its discovery as well as size details regarding the different parts of the flower. These descriptions are written by English botanist William Bertram Turrill. The specific lilies discussed to this volume are Lilium henrici, lilium rubescens, Lilium sherriffiae, Lilium michiganese and Lilium macklinae. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, generally smart with spotting to the wraps. Some bumping to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD IND ... Read more

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d 1800 now in the British Museum, 1912 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A catalogue of Printed Music Published Between 1487 and 1800 now in the British Museumprinted by the order of the Trustees of the British Museum and written by W. Barclay Squire. First edition. In two volumes complete. Volume one is A-K, volume two L-Z together with the first supplement to rear to volume two. With a preface by G. K. Fortescue from the British Museum, dated 1912 to front of volume one. The dates covered in the catalogue (1487 - 1800) are those generally accepted as marking the division between the earlier and the modern schools of music. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and with slight rubbing and marks to boards. Front hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places, with first page to volume two starting. Bright and generally clean throughout but with slight scattered foxing to first and last few pages. Overall: VERY G ... Read more

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Dominoes and Solitaire

Berkeley [W. H. Peel]

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ondon- G. Bell and Sons Ltd., 1921 Book. NEAR. Hardcover. An illustrated guide to dominoes and solitaire. With publisher's advertisements to the front of the work. Profusely illustrated with many demonstrative vignettes throughout. Part of The Club Series of instructional guides to a variety of parlour games, including whist, backgammon and billiards. Condition: In brown pictorial paper wraps. Externally in excellent condition, with just some very light edgewear to the extremities. Slight creasing to the spine. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just some very marginal age toning. Overall: NEARFINE.

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The Astral Plane

C.W. Leadbeater

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London - Theosophical Publishing House, 1941 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uncommon theosophical volume. Dating from the mid-twentieth century, the work focusses on the afterlife and prorgression of souls into the titular plane. Condition: In cloth binding. Externally sound, there is wear to the extremities and joints, as well as markings to backstrip and the remnants of an adhesive label. Internally, the pages are generally firmly bound, and are bright and clean throughout, aside from the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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Flagships Three

C. E. W. Bean

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ont> Alston Rivers, Ltd. : London, 1913 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition copy of this fascinating history and development of the Royal Australian Navy, by Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean. Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean was a renowned Australian World War I war correspondent and historian, best remembered as the editor (and one of the authors) of the monumental twelve volume 'Official History of Australia in the War of 1914?1918', that was praised for its incredibly detailed account of the Australian armed forces, whilst maintaining accessibility for a non-military reader. Bean was also an instrumental force in establishing the Australian national War Memorial, and played a key role in the creation and popularisation of the ANZAC legend; a concept that suggests that New Zealand and Australian soldiers possess shared characteristics such as endurance, courage, good humour,and mateship, allegedly exemplified on the battlefields of the First World War. This copy is copiously illustrat ... Read more

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ont> George P Putnam and Co : New York, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A beautifully bound, uncommon work of natural history and ornithology. Sumptuously illustrated, with brightly coloured chromolithographs after Alfred Jacob Miller. Extremely scarce in this original publisher's deluxe morocco binding. This morocco binding is seldom seen, and not recorded by Bennett. (Bennett p. 111). The first edition, first issue of this work. With twenty chromolithographs, after illustrations by Mrs C W Webber and Alfred J Miller. Miller contributes five illustrations, notable for their depictions of Native American life. Miller was a pioneering Baltimore-born artist, who accompanied Sir William Drummond Steward on his hunting journey to the Rocky Mountains. This is one of two works published containing Miller's illustrations. Collated, complete. The title page states that there are twenty-five coloured lithographs. This is misprint and this edition only contains twenty plates, as stated to th ... Read more

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The Astral Plane

C.W. Leadbeater

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sp;-Madras - Theosophical Publishing House, 1949 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. Avery scarce centenary edition of thisTheosophical volume. Dating from the mid-twentieth century, the work focusses on the afterlife and prorgression of souls into the titular plane. The work contains an introduction by C. Jinarajadasa. Condition: In cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally smart, there are some markings to the boards, with some faded gilt. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are bright and clean throuhgout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> Cambridge University Press : Cambridge, 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. Two volumes of this historical work by esteemed medieval historian, Charles William Previte-Orton. This posthumously published work allows the general reader access into Previte-Orton's expertise in this particular area. The first edition. Complete in two volumes. Volume I is 'The Later Roman Empire to the Twelfth Century' and volume II is 'The Twelfth Century to the Renaissance'. Illustrated, with several small monochrome photographs of various pieces of art and artefacts. Charles Previte-Orton was the first Professor of Medieval History at the University of Cambridge. This work is an abridged edition of his previous textbooks. Condition: In the original cloth bindings. Externally, smart with fading to the spines. Small tidemarks to the spines and joints. The odd handling marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Scattered spotting to the endpapers and the occasion ... Read more

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Guns, Ammunition, and Tackle

Captain A. W. Money

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ont> The Macmillan Company : New York, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition copy of this work of sporting history which discusses the art of shooting. Profusely illustrated throughout, with a total of twenty three plates. First edition. Written by Captain A. W. Money, Horace Kephart, W. E. Carlin, A. L. A. Himmelwright, and John Harrington Keene. Each of these respective authors contributing several chapters under several titles, these are: The Shot-Gun and Its Handling, The Hunting Rifle, The Theory of Rifle-Shooting, The Pistil Revolver, The Artificial Fly. A varied work of shooting history by numerous authorities in the field. Edited by Caspar Whitney. Illustrated throughout with 3 colour plates and 20 black and white plates. Collated complete. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally bumped to the head and tail of the spine, with a small amount of loss to the cloth. Heavy rubbing to the spine, joints and extremities. Repairs to both the front and ... Read more

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London - Macmillan and Co, 1900 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. An uncommon second edition of Charles W Wood's In the Valley of Rhone. With 78 illustrations including 61 plates. A prolific travel writer, Charles W Wood here describes the journey in and through the valley of Rhone, fromarriving to history to excursions. Condition: In a cloth binding with gilt detail. Externally, smart with light handling marks. Bumping to spine and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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Charles W Wilson, 1884 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very bright four volume set of this profusely illustrated account of nineteenth century Palestine, Sinai and Egypt. All volumes are first UK editions. 'Picturesque Palestine' was first published in America in the same year by D Appleton and Co as two volumes, or four divisions. Undated, dated using Copac. The editor of this work, Charles William Wilson was a British Army officer, geographer and archaeologist. The illustrations to this work are by Harry Fenn and J D Woodward. With a frontispiece, engraved title page and eight plates and numerous vignettes to volume I. With a frontispiece, vignette title page and ten plates to volume II. Frontispiece, vignette, map of Palestine and nine plates to volume III. Frontispiece, vignette and seven plates to volume IV. This work explores takes a journey through Palestine, Sinai and Egypt and discusses the history of notable locations. It was published as a part of a larger 'Picturesque' series which i ... Read more

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Old Hicks The Guide

Charles W Weber

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London - Charles H Clarke, 1856 Book. Good. Hardcover. A U. K Edition of Charles Webber's Old Hicks The Guide. Undated, dated from WorldCat which references the British Library's catalogue. This work was originally published in New York, 1848. Webber was a United States journalist and explorer. This work explains Webber's mining expeditionin Camanche/Comanche Country in the nineteenth century. A scarce work, in any edition. Condition: In a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to the spine. Externally, generally smart with minor rubbing to the extremities and minor bumping to the head and tail of spine. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm after endpapers. Prior owner's inscription to the title page Thomas Flint. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned with the odd spot throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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font> Wells Gardner, Darton and Co : London, 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce instructional work on change ringing for beginners, by the renowned authority on Church and hand bells, Charles Arthur William Troyte. Charles Arthur William Troyte was a Colonel in the service of the 1st Royal Devon Yeomanry Cavalry, but is best known his extensive entries on bells in the 'Dictionary of Music and Musicians'. This copy is undated, dated using Copac and the 'Note to the Third Edition' to the front of the text. A fourth edition copy. Featuring three illustrated plates. This copy is lacking its free-endpapers, and pages 15/6 and 177/8, with evidence of pages to gutter. Condition: Rebacked, with original tooled cloth boards preserved. Externally, slightly bumped and rubbed to extremities. Internally firmly bound. Lacking its free-endpapers, and pages 15/6 and 177/8, with evidence of removal to gutter. Pages slightly age toned to edges with the odd spot, heavier to first and last few page ... Read more

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ondon- The Library Association, 1976 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A lsit of mateiral added to the Libraries of the Institutes and Schools of Education, 1965-1974. Together with works from certain universities, edited by Dr. Higson a fomer librarian at the University of Leicester. Condition: In a cloth bidning. Externally, very smart with some light bumping and slight sunning to front board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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ondon- The Religious Tract Society, 1884 Book. Good. Hardcover. An illustrated edition of this work on mineralogy. Contains chapters on Salt and Salts; Metals; Coals and Combustibles; Clay and Slate; Flint and Sand; Gravel; Chalk, Coal, Magnesia and Asbestos; Lime, Marble, and Granite; Volcanic Productions; Gems; and Fossils. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound with rubbing and bumping. Some dampstaining to boards. Tidemarks to endpapers and pastedowns. Pencil inscription dated 1884 to frotn pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright with scattered spotting and some tidemarks. Overall: GOOD.

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English Odes

Edmund W Gosse

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London - C Kegan Paul & Co., 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this critical work by Edmund Gosse. In asigned J Ramage and Co Binding. This anthology consists of avariety ofpoetry fromseveral English poets such asSpenser, Jonson, Milton, Cowley, Dryden, Congreve, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson and many more. With a long introductory essay by Gosse discussing his choice of poets, and their strengths and weaknesses. This text is a wonderfulcross-section of English poetry andfeatures many of the greatOdes over the 17th, 18th and 19thcenturies. Edmund Gosse was an English poet, author and critic. He started his career as an assistant librarian at the British museum. His publications include originalverse, biographies, essays and prose. Condition: In a full crushed morocco binding. Externally, smart with some rubbing to the spine and joints. Some minor bumping to the extremities also. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Signed binding by J Ramage and Co. With decorative clo ... Read more

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ont> John Lane : London, 1897 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A collection of sketches of African Americans by Edward Windsor Kemble. A collection of drawings of African Americans by E W Kemble. Kemble is best known for illustrating the first edition of 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'. Kemble was a frequent contributor to magazines and periodicals such as 'Life Magazine', 'Collier's' and 'Harper's Weekly. ' This collection of sketches are all captioned, in the Southern American dialect. The second edition of this work, which was first printed a year earlier. Condition: In original quarter cloth binding with pictorial boards. Externally, generally smart with bumping to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Small loss to the extremities due to bumping. Scattered spots to the boards. Gift inscription to the recto of front endpaper, 'Herbert Dumergue from Emily E Procter, 1898'. Front hinge is strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. ... Read more

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ont> The Athlone Press : London, 1960 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A part of the Survey of London series edited by F. H. W. Sheppard, this work explores this history of Brooke House in Hackney. This copy is in excellent condition, with numerous plates to the rear of the volume. A scarce work, in the publisher's original cloth binding. Part of the Survey of London series, being Volume XXVIII, Part I. Edited by F. H. W. Sheppard, an authority on history of the city of London. Sheppard was the editor of volumes XXVI to LXI of the Survey of London series. A excellent work of London topography, this volume is concerned solely with the history of a single building, Brooke House in Hackney. Profusely illustrated the work features a series of photographs of the property, as well as architectural drawings and plans. With 41 plates to the rear of the volume, alongside 1 folding plate. Collated complete. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally smart, with minor shelfwear to the extremi ... Read more

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F W Hacklander, 1850 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A collection of tales by Friedrich Wilhelm Hacklander. Containing 'The Austrian Campaign in Piedmont 1849', translated from the German of F W Hacklander; 'Notice of theDefence of Temeswar'; and 'The Camp of the Ban. 'With a map to the rear. A scarce work. Hacklander was asuccessful German author. his humorous and realistic style made him one of the most widely read German authors of his time. Condition: In a half calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with patches of light rubbing to the boards and to the spine. Further rubbing to the extremities and to the joints. Front endpaper is loosening ever so slightly at the head. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Spots to the first and last few pages. The odd spot found throughout. Work is preserved in a plastic wrap. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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