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The Advertisments of the Spectator - being a study of the literature, history and manners of Queen Anne's England as they are reflected therein, as well as an illustration of the Origins of Advertising.

By: Lewis, Lawrence

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Boston & New York, Archibald Constable and Houghton Mifflin,: 1909

Seller ID: 006817


With appendix of representative advertisements, now for the first time reprinted, and with an introductory note by George Lyman Kittredge. Folding facsimile frontispiece (double-sided), 8vo, pp xiv, 308, quarter hessian and blue boards, a little marked and worn, paper label on spine (chipped and rubbed). SCARCE. [Articles for sale, lost or stolen, rewards, clothing, dramas, dancing instruction, operas, water-works, lotteries, swindling schemes, quacks, cosmeticks etc.] View more info

The Colour Bar in East Africa

By: Leys, Norman

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, The Hogarth Press: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007264

Condition: Fair


pp 160, slightly age-toned internally, the last page rather browned, a very tiny hole in the rear endpaper, cloth slightly worn and very unevenly faded, and exremely faded on the spine. [[From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper] View more info

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An Introduction to Population Genetics [Sir John Burnett's copy]

By: Li, Ching Chun

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Peiping, National Peking University Press: 1948

Seller ID: 010980

Condition: Good


Large 8vo, pp (8), 321, a bit used internally, with slight bumping and dog-earing to the corners, paperback, covers a bit worn, lacking tiny pieces, two small sellotape marks on each cover, lacking several pieces of the spine, but all still sound and tight. The rare original printing. [From the library of Sir John Burnett, with his signature on the front endpaper and on the upper cover. A distinguished academic career and a lifelong interest in fungi, botany and nature conservation made him the ideal champion for biological recording in the UK. He held that effective nature conservation could ... View more info

Emma, Lady Ribblesdale - Letters and Diaries Collected By Her Daughter Beatrix Lister.

By: Lister, Beatrix

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, (Privately Published) The Chiswick Press: 1930

Seller ID: 001159


Illustrated with monochrome portraits and photographs. 8vo, pp 232, green cloth with gilt crest on cover and lettering on spine, some light markings on the cloth, head and bottom of spine slightly pulled, top-edge gilt, other edges uncut, a few internal hinges cracking slightly. This copy was given to the owner Eva Hickes by Beatrix Lister, and the ownership inscription and presentation note are written and sellotaped onto the front and back endpapers. A family portrait has been sellotaped on to the half-title page and also another facing page 57. The author's newspaper obituary has been paste... View more info

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The Highlander in Anecdote and Story

By: Maclennan, Roderick

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Stirling, Eneas Mackay: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014708

Condition: Good


Small octavo, illustrated with a frontispiece and seven plates, pp 192, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, a little used internally, several thumb-marks and light stains, green blind-stamped cloth, rubbed and a little worn, slightly marked. RARE. [Mainly light and humerous short tales.] View more info

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Deadly Magic - The Power of Darkness

By: MAPLE, Eric

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Wellingborough, Thorsons: 1076

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011372

ISBN: 0722503164

Condition: Good


A few illustrations, small slim 8vo, pp 96, very slight age-toning, paperback, covers very slightly worn, spine slightly creased. SCARCE. View more info

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Elements of Economics of Industry, being the first volume of Elements of Economics

By: Marshall, Alfred

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1907

Seller ID: 014032

Condition: Very Good


Fourth edition. Small octavo, pp xiv, 440, slight age-toning, otherwise clean and tight internally, dark blue cloth, very slightly worn, binding leaning slightly. View more info

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Folklore of Wells - being a study of water-worship in east and west

By: Masani, R.P.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Bombay, D.B. Taraporevala: 1918

Seller ID: 008639

Condition: Good


First edition. Illustrated with a few plates, slim 8vo, pp xxvi, 131, a little age-marking throughout, a couple of hinges cracking internally, hinge at front endpaper slightly cracked, cloth a bit faded and marked, dull and lightly worn. [Folklore of Bombay wells, sanctity of water, water saints, quaint Parsi beliefs, animism, healing waters, procreatriver powers, water wraiths etc.]. An extremely scarce book. View more info

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Spectacles

By: Mazza, Sanuele

Price: £8.50

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011298

ISBN: 0811813673

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, small horizontal 8vo, pp 190, paperback, covers very slightly rubbed, but a very good copy. [Here is visual art like nothing you've seen before! Spectacles is a dazzling book of original, beautiful, and outlandish eyeglasses. In this one-of-a-kind volume, nearly 200 gorgeous full-color photographs focus on eye-catching creations by noted designers and artists from around the world. Exploring themes of perception, vision, and insight, Spectacles is a brilliant foray into optical fashion that is sure to delight designers, artists, and anyone who wears glasses.] View more info

Lady Inspectors - the Campaign for a Better Workplace, 1893 - 1921

By: McFeely, Mary Drake

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Oxford, Blackwell: 1988

Seller ID: 003151

ISBN: 1557860025


A few illustrations, 8vo, pp (6), 200, a very good hardback copy in dustwrapper. View more info

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I, Flook: an autobiography with drawings by Trog

By: Melly, George

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014543

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated with cartoons, large 12mo, pp (6), 85, very clean internally, paperback, covers slightly age-toned. A remarkably good copy. [Flook was a British comic strip which ran from 1949 to 1984 in the Daily Mail newspaper. It was drawn by Wally Fawkes (of the jazz group Wally Fawkes and the Troglodytes), who signed the strips as "Trog". The central characters were a young boy called Rufus and his magical animal friend, Flook. According to the strip 'The Coming of Flook', which forms part of the cartoon book Rufus and Flook v. Moses Maggot, we learn that Flook, who vaguely rese... View more info

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Where There's a Will - a collection of wills : hilarious, incredible, bizarre, witty, sad.

By: Menchin, Robert S.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller Ltd: 1980

Seller ID: 010881

ISBN: 0584105215

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with cartoons, pp160, good clean copy in a price-clipped dustwrapper which is slightly worn and faded. [An entertaining and detailed selection. Deliciously malicious! WhereThere's a Will is an absorbing collection of odd and curious wills from many countries and many times. The vindictive wills, revealing wills, wills written on nurses petticoats, eggshells, tractor fenders and wills found in a bottle at sea included in the book reflect the full range of man's virtues and vices. The colorful individuals whose Last Will and Testament grace the pages of this book give more than thei... View more info

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The Great Fire of London

By: Milne, Gustav

Price: £3.00

Publisher: New Barnet, Historical Publications Limited: 1990

Seller ID: 011198

ISBN: 0950365696

Condition: Good


Well illustrated, large slim 8vo, pp 126, lower corners slightly dog-eared, paperback, lower cobe very slightly worn. View more info

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The Art of Driving a Motor Car

By: Montagu, Lord

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, The Car Illustrated, Ltd: 1907

Seller ID: 014732

Condition: Very Good


Second reprint, 1907. Illustrated with small line drawings within the text, 12mo, pp 57, plus 8 pages of book advertisements, slightly age-toned but otherwise very clean internally, yellow printed endpapers with advertisements, red cloth showing only very slight signs of use, the spine slightly faded. The small shop label of Alfred Dunhill on the front endpaper. [Alfred Dunhill was an English tobacconist, entrepreneur and inventor. He was the progenitor of Alfred Dunhill Ltd. a London-based luxury goods company From 1893 Dunhill ran a company selling motoring accessories, and in 1902 opened... View more info

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Between the Lines. A Personal History of the British Public Telephone and Telecommunications Service 1870-1990

By: Morris, Robert C.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Just Write Publishing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed letter from author

Seller ID: 014687

ISBN: 0952403404

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 127, very clean internally, grey cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is very slightly creased along the top edge, otherwise a very good copy. With a short letter, signed by the author. View more info

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The Door in the Wall, or The Story of My Garden

By: Mrs Duggan

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1915

Seller ID: 012629

Condition: Very Good


Second impression. Not dated, but the Lindley Library suggest 1915.Slim octavo, pp 25, one double page plan, ten black and white photographic plates, very clean internally, cream cloth slightly rubbed and marked. SCARCE. [Published to raise funds for Queen Mary's Convalescent Auxiliary Hospitals at Roehampton - the Manchester Regiment beds. One of the plates shows the frontage of Roehampton with many of the patients in deckchairs. Loosely inserted at the rear is a prospectus for the book, and donation slip for Queen Mary's; this mentions Mrs Duggan's address as "Clevedon", Altrincha... View more info

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The Summer Walkers: Travelling People and Pearl Fishers in the Highlands of Scotland

By: Neat, Timothy

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, Canongate Books Limited: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 014651

ISBN: 0862415764

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp x, 230, paperback, very slight signs of use, but really a very good copy. [Signed by Timothy Neat,and also by two of the contributors - Essie Stewart and Alec John Williamson. The signing was done at The Captain's Cabin, Ullapool, presumably at the book launch.] View more info

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The Book of Jacks

By: Nevin, Charles

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, Mainstream Publishing: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011712

ISBN: 1845964055

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small octavo, pp 304, the fore-edge is lightly waved throughout, otherwise extremely clean and sound internally, green cloth, the lower corners very slightly bumped otherwise very good, in a dustwrapper showing only the slightest signs of wear. [Jack. Always popular, it has become one of the most common names throughout the English-speaking world over the last 25 years, topping lists in most countries. But how much do all these new Jacks know about their name? Charles Nevin has explored history, folklore, legend and fiction to emerge with an enthralling list and lexicon of the wor... View more info

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The Real Coke, the Real Story

By: Oliver, Thomas

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Elm Tree Books: 1986

Edition: First UK edition

Seller ID: 010991

ISBN: 0241118956

Condition: Good


Octave, pp (8), 195, age-toned, slightly worn, red cloth very slightly worn, in a dustwrapper which is frayed at the margins. View more info

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Maori Myth and Legend

By: Orbell, Margaret

Price: £27.50

Publisher: Christchurch, Canterbury University Press: 2007

Seller ID: 014927

ISBN: 0908812477

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, large octavo, pp 274, very clean internally, lower corners very slightly bumped, paperback, covers very slightly worn. SCARCE. View more info