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/font>, 1945 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An uncommon work of travel writing from the twentieth century, illustrated with numerous folding plates throughout. An uncommon copy of this geographical handbook to the Africa county of Tunisia. With a tipped-in slip to the reverse of the title page that reads: 'This volume was produced and printed for official purposes during the war 1939/45'. Illustrated with 5 folding maps, 1 folding plates and two additional folding maps to held in a pocket to the rear pastedown. Collated complete, with a large collection of photographic plates throughout. An interesting geographic work published during, and to be used during the second world war. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally sound, with light patches of rubbing to the extremities and heavy fading to the spine. Light rubbing to the front and rear joints, with a pocket to the rear pastedown which holds 2 folding maps. Internally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with each o ... Read more

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B-1

Michael Chapman

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London - Medusa Press, 1969 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarcecopy of 'B-1; A Collection of Poems' by Michael Chapman. Bound in unusual yellow paper with green ink and contains a small autobiography to the back of the dustwrapper. First Editon. Condition: In a cloth binding with original dustwrapper. Externally, in lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound, very bright and clean throughout. The dustwrapper is in generally smart condition with some marks and closed tears to the edges of the sheet. Overall Condition: FINE with a GOOD dustwrapper..

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THE BOOK

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size=5>THE BOOK, 1827 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Nice leather bound copy of this French play by Lally Tollendal, Gerard de Trophime. Prepared in secret by the three children of Lady Francis Wedderburn and performed in the Theatre at L'hotel de Noailles in October 1927. This is the author's presentation copy inscribed on the half title page; To her Excellency Lady Stuart of Rothsay, Englis Embassadress to the Court of France, respectful hommage, From the author. The original blue paper covers are bound to the front of the book. Condition: The binding is tight and firm and both covers are firmly attached. There is some minor wear to the extremities. Internally the book is generally clean and bright apart from the occasional mild spot and some slight background staining to thetop ofsome pages including the title pages. There is a small closed tear to the top of the dedication page. Any questions, just ask. Please note: Occasionally different photographs will show pages of the boo ... Read more

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THE BOOK

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size=5 face=Arial>THE BOOK Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An act published under the reign of George III for the erection of a new jail for debtors in surrey, due to the inadequate jail which previously housed debtors. Condition: The binding is loose, although the majority of the pages are partially attached. The first page is completely detached. The book is Disbound. Internally it is generally clean and bright with a couple of minor marks. Any questions, just ask. Please note: Occasionally different photographs will show pages of the book as different shades of white. This is due to the automatic white balance on the camera for different shots, and it is safe to assume all pages are the same tone unless stated otherwise above..

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The Bab Ballads

W. S. Gilbert

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London - Macmillan and Co, 1924 Book. Fine. Hardcover. A beautifully bound copy of Glibert's Bab Ballads, illustrated with his own comic drawings. Gilbert wrote the Ballads before he became famous for his comic opera librettos with Arthur Sullivan. In writing the Bab Ballads, Gilbert developed his unique topsy-turvy style, where the humour was derived by setting up a ridiculous premise and working out its logical consequences, however absurd. The Ballads also reveal Gilbert's cynical and satirical approach to humour. They became famous on their own, as well as being a source for plot elements, characters and songs that Gilbert would recycle in the Gilbert and Sullivan operas. The Bab Ballads take their name from Gilbert's childhood nickname, and he later began to sign his illustrations Bab. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt tooling to the spine. Externally, in lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just some very slight marginal browning. Over ... Read more

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The Bab Ballads

W.S. Gilbert

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London - George Routledge and Sons, 1868 Book. Good. Hardcover. A uncommon ediion of this collection of children's poetry. Illustrated throughout with vignettes by the author, the work is bound in attractive cloth with gilt lettering, and offers a humorous, if occasionally sinister, collection of works. Condition: In cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, there is wear to the boards. joints, extremities and backstrip, with significant tenderness to hinges. Internally, there is strain to the binding in several areas and the pages are generally bright and clean throughout, aside from the odd spot and someslight age-toning. There is loss to a section of the front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD..

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The Babe of Bethlehem

the Reverend George Ratcliffe Woodward

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Fine
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Highgate, London - Privately Printed, 1923 Book. Fine. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition pamphlet of Woodward's Christmas Carols. Hand-numbered, 122 of 200 copies. George Ratcliffe Woodward (27 December 1848 3 March 1934) was an Anglican priest who wrote mostly religious verse, both original and translated from ancient authors. The best-known of his works is perhaps Ding Dong Merrily on High. This pamphlet includes Far and Wide all the Earth, Our Lady Sat Within Her Bower and Child in the Manger, amongst others. Condition: In a card binding. Externally, very smart. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: FINE.

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The Babees Book,

Frederick J. Furnivall

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London - N. Trubner and Co., 1868 Book. Good. Hardcover. A collection of old texts on manners and etiquette of the ages, collected by Frederick J. Furnivall. Including some French and Latin poems on similar subjects, and some forewords on education in early England. Frederick James Furnivall (4 February 1825 2 July 1910), one of the co-creators of the Oxford English Dictionary, was an English philologist. He founded a number of learned societies on early English Literature, and made pioneering and massive editorial contributions to the subject. Illustrated with sixteen plates to the rear. Condition: In a half-calf binding. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing and slight wear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge is slightly strained. Pages are bright, though with some scattered spotting throughout. Bookplate to front pastedown. Overall: GOOD.

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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> The Early English Text Society : London, 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this educational work on manners and meals provided through Early English, French, and Latin poetry, edited by Frederick Furnivall. The first edition of this work. A collection of Early English poems and treatises, and French and Latin poems, on the subject of manners and meals in the 'olden time'. The work is intended as an educational work. Edited by Frederick James Furnivall. Furnivall was one of the creators of the 'New English Dictionary'. He also founded a number of literary societies on early English literature. With sixteen plates to the front. Errata slip bound in before the title page. Condition: In a half crushed morocco binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, with some rubbing to the spine and boards. Two institutional labels to the tail of the spine, and evidence of a label being formerly adhered to the spine. Institutional labels to the front pasted ... Read more

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Babel Tower

A. S. Byatt

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: FINE in a FINE d
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London - Chatto and Windus Limited, 1996 Book. FINE in a FINE d. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. A signed, first edition of Babel Tower by A. S. Byatt. Babel Tower is a soaring achievement, an exhilarating evocation of the private and public obsessions of Britain in the 1960s. Dame Antonia Susan Duffy, DBE, known as A. S. Byatt (born 24 August 1936), is an English novelist, poet and Booker Prize winner. In 2008, The Times newspaper named her on its list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. Condition: In a black cloth binding in an unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, very smart. Dustwrapper is very smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. There is an author's signature to the title-page. Overall: FINE in a FINE dustwrapper..

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Babes in the African Wood

Ronald Gorell Barnes

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ont> Longmans, Green and Co : London, 1911 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of Ronald Barnes' documentation of his time travelling and hunting in Africa. 'Babes in the African Wood' is about Ronald Barnes' hunting trip to Africa, during which he was successful in killing many animals. Barnes was, at this time, also a barrister, and later became a journalist for the Times. He received the Military Cross for his efforts in World War One, and quickly found his way in government. He also worked with many charities, being a chairman of various charities, and contributing to them greatly during his life. With a frontispiece and a further thirty-five photographic plates, and with a folding map to the rear. Collated, complete. Condition: In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Minor marking to the boards, causing a little discolouration. Light sunning to the spine. Very minor cockling to the spine. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spin ... Read more

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The BabesIn The Wood

Ruth Rendell

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London - Hutchinson, 2002 Book. FINE with a fine. Hardcover. First edition.. A novel from the Inspector Wexford Series. First edition. With original unclipped dustwrapper. Numberline is 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4The novel is set, as usual for the Wexford novels, in Kingsmarkham. It was selected by The New York Times as one of the top five crime novels of that year. Ruth Rendell was an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries. Her best known creation was Chief Inspector Wexford of the Wexford series. Condition: In original cloth binding and held in original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear to the head and tail of spine. Dustwrapper is also in excellent condition with very minor shelfwear. Prior owner's inscription to half-title page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges and clean throughout. Overall: FINE with a FINE dustwrapper..

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The Baby's Bouquet A Fresh Bunch of Old Rhymes & Tunes

's Bouquet A Fresh Bunch of Old Rhymes & Tunes

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ont> George Routledge and Sons : London; New York, 1878 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely example of this children's book, featuring thirty-seven nursery rhymes and song. Undated, dated using Copac. Arranged and decorated by Walter Crane, the noted English artist and book illustrator. This work is a companion to 'The Baby's Opera', with music featured in this volume collected and arranged by 'L. C'. Illustrated with 11 full page illustrations, and additional illustrations throughout. The songs featured in this volumes are as follows: Polly Put The Kettle On; Hot Cross Buns; The Little Woman and the Pedlar; The Little Disaster; The Old Woman of Norwich; The Old Woman Tossed up in a Blanket; Hausegefinde; Schlaf, Kindlein, Schalf; Little Man and Maid; The Jolly Tester; Lucy Locket; If all the World were Paper; Ye Fairy Ship; The Little Cock Sparrow; The Carrion Crow; The Scare-Crow; The North Wind & the Robin; A. B. C. ; Et moi de m'en Courir; The Old Man in Leather; Aiken ... Read more

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The Baby's Bouquet.

's Bouquet.

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London - Frederick Warne & Co, 1900 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A very scarce collection of illustrated old children's songs and rhymes. Numerous colour illustrated plates by Walter Crane, an English artist and book illustrator, considered to be the most influential, and among the most prolific, childrens book creator of his generation. This work is a companion to The Baby's Opera and contains rhymes such as, Polly Put the Kettle On, The Little Disaster and Hot Cross Buns. All of the songs in the workareprinted withsheet music. Condition: In a cloth binding with paper covered boards. Generally smart, with slight rubbing to edges of boards and some light marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound with pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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Baby's Own ?sop

's Own sop

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London - Frederick Warne, 1908 Book. NEAR FINE in ver. Hardcover. A beautiful edition ofBaby's Own sop, illustrated by Walter Crane. Illustrated throughout by Walter Crane and engraved and printed in coloursby Edmund Evans. Very scarce in the dustwrapper especially in this condition. This publication condenses sop's classic fables into smaller, rhyming stories for young children and babies. Containing 48 fables includingThe Fox and the Grapesand The Dog and the Shadow. Crane was a Victorian artist and book illustrator and is considered the most influential and most prolific children's book creator of his generation. Condition: In paper board binding with original dustwrapper. Externally, in excellent condition with light bumping to extremities and spine. Dustwrapper age toned with handling marks and light spotting. Chipping and tearing to edges. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD dustwrapper..

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The Baby's Own Aesop Being the Fables Condensed in Rhyme with Portable Morals

's Own Aesop Being the Fables Condensed in Rhyme with Portable Morals

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ont> George Routledge and Sons : London, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A colourfully illustrated collection of Aesop's fables, condensed for children, illustrated by Walter Crane and Edmund Evans. This work is a reworking of Aesop's fables, worked into rhymes for babies and young children. Aesop's fables are a collection of ethical fables, guiding in religious, social, and political themes. Illustrated throughout with numerous pages of coloured illustrations. Edited and illustrated by Walter Crane. Crane was an illustrator, and was the most influential children's book creators of his time. Engraved and printed in colour by Edmund Evans. Evans was a wood-engraver and full-colour printing, and worked to produce many classic children's books. Evans and Crane begun working together in 1863, and the begun collaborating in 1851 to produce two of three toy books for children each year for over ten years. Condition: In the original publisher's quarter cloth binding with pictorial paper t ... Read more

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Bacchanales

Nicos Nicolaidis

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aris- Elyette Peyre, 1996 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). This is a scarce proof copy of this collection of lithographs by artist Hastaire. One of 115 limited edition copies signed by the artist. Hastaire is the pseudonym of Claude Hilaire, a French writer and artist. Condition: In a cloth binding within a slipcase. Externally, in lovely condition. Internally, pages loose as in proof copy. Pages bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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Bachelors Anonymous

P G Wodehouse

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: VERY GOOD INDEED
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ondon- Barrie and Jenkins, 1973 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of this novel by P G Wodehouse. Bachelors Anonymous follows mogul Ivor Llewellyn and his lawyer Ephraim Trout establishing a support group for bachelors. Condition: In a cloth binding in original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart with some shelfwear and light bumping. Slightly cocked. Dustwrapper smart with some edgewear. Internaly, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Ex libris plate to half title. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED in NEAR FINE dustwrapper..

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  • Edition: First edition.
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Edinburgh - Oliver and Boyd and London - G and W. B. Whittaker, 1824 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce edition of The Bachelor's Wife; A Selection of Curious and Interesting Extracts with Cursory Observationsa collection of essays and verse by John Galt. First edition. John Galt (1779 - 1839) was a Scottish novelist, entrepreneur, and political and social commentator. Because he was the first novelist to deal with issues of the industrial revolution, he has been called the first political novelist in the English language. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, rubbing and marks to boards, splitting to cloth to joints. Hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright but with occasional spotting and handling marks and a small initalled label to front pastedown. Overall: GOOD.

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ont> Richardson and Urquhart : London, 1767 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce early English translation of Alain-Rene Lesage's novel 'The Bachelor of Salamanca'. First published in 1736, this novel followed Le Sage's popular picaresque work, 'Gil Blas'. An early translation, following Mr Lockman's translation of 1737. ESTC No. N15330 Alaine-Rene Le Sage/Lesage was a French novelist and playwright. He began his literary career by translating plays by other playwrights such as Lope de Vega and Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla. Lesage's bibliography is extensive, and his best known works include 'The Devil Upon Two Sticks', 'Turcaret' and 'Gil Blas'. With prior owner's inscription to the half-title of volume I, John Borthwick Esq, Crookstown. A lovely, early translation of this lesser-known work by the popular French novelist and playwright Alain-Rene Lesage. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally, generally smart. Light rubbing to the head ... Read more

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