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Image for The English Parson-naturalist: A Companionship Between Science and Religion

The English Parson-naturalist: A Companionship Between Science and Religion

By: Armstrong, Patrick

Price: £6.75

Publisher: Leominster, Gracewing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014091

ISBN: 0852445164

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp x, 198, extremely clean internally, paperback, covers showing the slightest signs of age, View more info

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In a League of Their Own - the story of the Women's league of Health and Beauty

By: Ashburner, Lynn

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Market Drayton, Heritage Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008403

ISBN: 0954996305

Condition: Very Good


illustrated, large 8vo, pp (8), 130, paperback, the very slightest signs of wear, but really a very good copy. View more info

A Century of Ballads. Collected, Edited and Illustrated in Facsimile of the Originals

By: Ashton, John

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Elliott Stock: 1887

Seller ID: 001453


["Ballads Illustrative of the Life, Manners and Habits of the English Nation During the Seventeenth Century."] . Illustrated from woodcuts, small quarto, pp xx, 354, rebound in tan buckram, (the original upper cover and spine laid down, slightly rubbed and frayed). An ex College library copy, with tiny oval stamp on title page, label on front endpaper, trace of label on spine, and stamp on top edge, fore-edge and bottom edge. View more info

The Alsford Tradition. A Century of Quality Timber, 1882-1982

By: Beaver, Patrick

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Henry Melland: 1982

Seller ID: 003853

ISBN: 0907929001


Well illustrated, octavo, pp 100, rear endpaper stuck down, otherwise a good copy in a very slightly rubbed dustwrapper. View more info

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Into Thin Air - People Who Disappear

By: Begg, Paul

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014510

ISBN: 0715377248

Condition: Very Good


A few illustrations, octavo, pp 184, extremely clean internally, grey cloth very slightly worn, the dustwrapper is faded on the spine but otherwise very good, and protected in a removable plastic sleeve. VERY SCARCE. View more info

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Tobacco Tins and Their Prices

By: Bergevin, Al

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Radnor, Pennsylvania, Wallace-Homestead Book Company: 1986

Seller ID: 010880

ISBN: 0870694642

Condition: Fair


Well illustrated in black and white, large 8vo, pp 232, a faint stain to the bottom edge of the last few pages, corners curled or slightly dog-eared, fore-edge faintly marked, paperback, covers slightly worn and curled at corners. View more info

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Surrey Memories

By: Berry, Patricia

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Thrupp, Stroud., Sutton Publishing Limited: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011209

ISBN: 0750908025

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, small quarto, pp 160, a very good copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for The Clouds and the Rain - the art of love in China

The Clouds and the Rain - the art of love in China

By: Beurdeley, Michel; Schipper. Kristofer; Fu-Jui, Chang & Pimpaneau, Jacques

Price: £27.50

Publisher: Fribourg & London, Office du Livre, and Hammand, Hammond & Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013230

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, including many mounted colour plates, folio, pp xiv, 209, a very good copy in a dustwrapper showing very slight signs of age-toning. In the original plain card slipcase. [A heavy book - extra postage may be required]. View more info

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Flora Domestica: A History of Flower Arranging, 1500-1930

By: Blacker, Mary Rose

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, The National Trust & William Collins: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014090

ISBN: 0707803802

Condition: New


Very well illustrated, horizontal quarto, pp 256, red cloth, a very good new copy in dustwrapper. [This social and horticultural history includes practical instructions on recreating "authentic" historical floral displays, including those for weddings.] View more info

Image for The Cetus Library - Food and Drink, Agriculture, Gardening and Social History.  Auction Catalogue, September 2011

The Cetus Library - Food and Drink, Agriculture, Gardening and Social History. Auction Catalogue, September 2011

By: Bloomsbury Auctions

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, 2011

Seller ID: 008198

Condition: Good


Paperback, large quarto, well illustrated, 148 pages, corners slightly bumped, otherwise a good copy.. View more info

Image for Paradise Row: or, A broken piece of old Chelsea, being the curious and diverting annals of a famous village street newly destroyed, together with particulars of sundry noble and notable persons who in former times dwelt there

Paradise Row: or, A broken piece of old Chelsea, being the curious and diverting annals of a famous village street newly destroyed, together with particulars of sundry noble and notable persons who in former times dwelt there

By: Blunt, Reginald

Price: £32.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Company Ltd: 1906

Edition: Limited edition

Seller ID: 009622

Condition: Good


Number 93 of a Special Limited Edition of 110 copies. Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp xvi, 200, top edge gilt, fore-edge foxed, half-vellum and marbled boards, slightly worn. a bit marked, and with larger stain on rear cover and side of spine. View more info

An Examen of Witches, drawn from various trials of many of this sect in the District of Saint Oyan De Joux in the county of Burgundy, including the procedure necessary to a judge in trials for Witchcraft

By: Boguet, Henry. (translated by E. Allen Ushwin and edited by the Rev. Montague Summers)

Price: £65.00

Publisher: John Rodker: 1929

Seller ID: 005020


Small 8vo, pp liv, 328, printed in red & black, edges uncut, slight splash mark to the top edge, slight staining to the rear endpaper, green faux-parchment and cloth, faded, otherwise a very good copy of a scarce book. [Number 941 of a limited numbered edition of 1275 copies] View more info

Image for A Country Parish - Great Budworth in the County of Chester   [Richard Fitter's copy]

A Country Parish - Great Budworth in the County of Chester [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Boyd, A.W.

Price: £70.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013077

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Illustrated, pp xvi, 278, very slight foxing here and there, upper corners of cloth slightly bumped, lower cover with a faint scratch, otherwise a good clean copy in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped but which is a little foxed and sl worn around the margins, and with a slight crease near the head of its spine. It is now contained in a removable plastic cover. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info

Image for Radical Technology: Food, Shelter, Tools, Materials, Energy, Communication, Autonomy, Community

Radical Technology: Food, Shelter, Tools, Materials, Energy, Communication, Autonomy, Community

By: Boyle, Godfrey & Harper, Peter (editors of "Undercurrents")

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Wildwood House: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014453

ISBN: 0704501597

Condition: Fair


Illustrated, quarto, pp 304, extremely age-toned internally, rather worn, egdes marked and a bit stained, paperback,covers worn and creased. Scarce, but a poor copy. View more info

Image for Eating for Victory : suggestions for war-time economy in food-stuffs

Eating for Victory : suggestions for war-time economy in food-stuffs

By: Branson, J.R.B.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Bordon, Branson's Publications:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014707

Condition: Very Good


[Not dated - c.1939/1940]. Small slim octavo, pp 20, paperback, a very good copy. RARE. [The author promoted grass-clippings as a major dietary source. This raised some controversy at the time, and was frowned on, to say the least, by the Minister for Health. Nevertheless it received some publicity at the time, with various letters and newspaper accounts, and even a short Pathe News item showing Mr Branson preparing his nutritious meal. Despite all - he apparently lived well in to his nineties.] View more info

Image for Bermondsey Story - the Life of Alfred Salter

Bermondsey Story - the Life of Alfred Salter

By: Brockway, Fenner

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd: 1951

Seller ID: 010916

Condition: Very Good


Second impression. A few plates, pp xii, 246, endpapers a little browned otherwise very clean internally, red cloth with only slight suggestions of fading or wear; the dustwrapper is price-clipped, it is a little age-toned, slightly worn and frayed at the margins, lacking a few small pieces at the head and tail of the spine and at the corners. Now nicely protected in a removable film cover. SCARCE. View more info

Image for Footwear - a short history of European and American Shoes

Footwear - a short history of European and American Shoes

By: Brooke, Iris

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Pitman Publishing: 1974

Seller ID: 011366

ISBN: 0273361392

Condition: As New


Illustrated, small 8vo, pp (6), 131, an excellent copy in a dustwrapper which is very faded on and around the spine. View more info

Image for The Pursuit of Paradise : a social history of gardens and gardening

The Pursuit of Paradise : a social history of gardens and gardening

By: Brown. Jane

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010953

ISBN: 0002558440

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp xviii, 377, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. [Full of fascinating characters and vignettes - from ancient Greeks to suffragettes, from eccentric military men to Catholics in hiding from persecution - The Pursuit of Paradise looks into how society’s changes have altered our views of gardening, who does it, and how we do it. What drives people to risk their lives in search of a rare Himalayan flower? Why are so many gardeners homosexual? How did gardening become a respectable career for women? When did looking at other people’s gardens become a... View more info

Image for The Orrible Synne - a look at London lechery from Roman to Cromwellian Times

The Orrible Synne - a look at London lechery from Roman to Cromwellian Times

By: Burford, E.J.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Calder & Boyars: 1973

Seller ID: 011307

ISBN: 0714511269

Condition: Very Good


A few illustrations, pp 256, very clean internally, paperback, covers very slightly worn, spine slightly wrinkled. View more info

Image for Liquor - The Servant of Man [Alan Davidson's copy)

Liquor - The Servant of Man [Alan Davidson's copy)

By: Chafetz, Morris E.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Phoenix House Ltd: 1967

Edition: First UK edition

Seller ID: 013975

Condition: Very Good


Small octavo, pp xii, 236, purple cloth, a very good copy in a soiled and frayed dustwrapper with an inked price on the fold-over flap. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, Tunis, Brussels, Cairo, the Hague; fro... View more info