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Image for The Manual of Rank and Nobility; or Key to the Peerage.

The Manual of Rank and Nobility; or Key to the Peerage.

By: N/A

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Saunders & Otley: 1832

Seller ID: 000159

Condition: Fair


Hand coloured frontispiece depicting crowns and coronets (offset onto title page), pp xx,598, uncut, rather weak internally, hinges weak, frontispiece detached, original polished cloth, rubbed, spine poor, joints breaking. View more info

Swank - the Gentle Art of Kidding- Being the Inner Mystery of the Art of Kidding, as Now Set Forth for the First Time in the King's English.

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Success Publishing Company Ltd.:

Seller ID: 001037


(TITLE CONTINUES : Written by one Who has Made it his Special Study, Who has Found it Pay where Ordinary Brains Failed to Impress, and Who now Wishes to Impart his Knowledge to the Great Army of Incompetents all Over the World.) Small 8vo, pp 96, in pictorial wrappers, undated (circa 1920's), copy has some wear and browning, some small tears and creasing to wrappers, part of "Political Humbug" sticker attached to front of wrappers, some small tears and nicks to f... View more info

Image for The State of India's Environment 1984-85, the Second Citizen's Report

The State of India's Environment 1984-85, the Second Citizen's Report

By: N/A

Price: £4.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Centre for Science and Environment: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001944

Condition: Good


Illustrated with monocrome photos and line drawings, 4to, pp xvii, 393, (v), laminated boards, slightly worn and rubbed, base of board spine cracking but held together by the cellaphane layer of the laminated board, internally sound and tight, slight scuff on the rear pastedown endpaper. View more info

Image for Planning - a Broadsheet Issued by PEP (Political and Economic Planning) Volume 1 - Vol 32  (i.e. Issues 1 - 498)

Planning - a Broadsheet Issued by PEP (Political and Economic Planning) Volume 1 - Vol 32 (i.e. Issues 1 - 498)

By: N/A

Price: £500.00

Publisher: London,

Seller ID: 005801

Condition: Good


1933 - 1966. (Lacking only three issues - 415, 466, 471). An amazing, highly unusual long run of this diverse publication. Volumes 1 - 18 are clothbound, slightly marked and faded but very sound; the rest are in original parts, a few minor imperfections, but overall very good. A quick sample glance through the 495 issues offerd here immediately shows the range of articles : The Use of Statistics (1934). The Fuel problem (1935). The State of the Highlands (1936). The Heal... View more info

Image for The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - Statistical Guide to Jordan, 1965

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - Statistical Guide to Jordan, 1965

By: N/A

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Amman, Department of Statistics: 1970

Seller ID: 006900


A few illustrations, one folding chart, one folding map, small slim 8vo, pp (c.100), paperback, very slight signs of wear. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter]. View more info

Image for Alcohol : its Action on the Human Organism

Alcohol : its Action on the Human Organism

By: N/A

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Alcohol Investigation Committee (Medical Research Council): 1924

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 007278

Condition: Good


Second edition, enlarged and revised. Small slim 8vo, pp xx, 170, paperback, covers slightly worn and creased. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper] View more info

Image for Flats - Municipal and Private Enterprise

Flats - Municipal and Private Enterprise

By: N/A

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Ascot Gas Water Heaters Ltd: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009832

Condition: Good


Very well illustrated throughout, quarto, pp 287, very slightly worn internally, cloth a little marked and thumbed, a small stain around the top edge of the upper cover. [There are extensive site plans, floor plans, photographs and kitchen details of many newly constructed buildings, mainly throughout the home counties and London, such as Islington, Southwark, Stockwell, Hackney, Hampstead, Pinner, Staines, Bournemouth etc.. These are preceeded by short articles on worki... View more info

Image for American Advertising, 1800 - 1900

American Advertising, 1800 - 1900

By: N/A

Price: £3.75

Publisher: Maynard, Mass, Chandler Press: 1988

Seller ID: 011155

ISBN: 0944593038

Condition: Good


Well illustrated, small slim 8vo, pp (32), papeback, a little wear and foxing to the covers, upper cover slightly creased, otherwise a good sound copy. [A collection of amusing and bizarre advertisements]. Postage will be reduced. View more info

Image for A Hackney Camera, 1883 - 1918 : a photographic portrait of Hackney during the last years of Queen Victoria's reign until the First World War

A Hackney Camera, 1883 - 1918 : a photographic portrait of Hackney during the last years of Queen Victoria's reign until the First World War

By: N/A

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Hackney Workers Educational Association:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011227

ISBN: 0903738147

Condition: Very Good


[Not dated - c. 1975 ?]. Well illustrated, square octavo, pp (60), paperback, covers slightly age-toned and very slightly worn. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

Image for The Smoker's Garland - Part III

The Smoker's Garland - Part III

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Liverpool, Cope's Tobacco Plant: 1890

Seller ID: 011908

Condition: Good


Slim 12mo, frontispiece, vignette title page printed in red and black, pp (60), a few period advertisements, uncut, pictorial wrappers printed in red brown black and gilt, dull chipped and frayed. SCARCE. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

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Famous Old Inns of London

By: N/A

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Torquay, Hamilton-Fisher & Co:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012077

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small horizontal 12mo (measures 150mm x 116mm], pp (48), paperback, very slightly worn. SCARCE. [" 45 photographs of inns with history, general information and map".) Postage will be much reduced. View more info

Image for JOURNAL ROYAL SOCIETY ARTS COLLECTION, 217 PARTS BETWEEN 1888 & 1969

JOURNAL ROYAL SOCIETY ARTS COLLECTION, 217 PARTS BETWEEN 1888 & 1969

By: N/A

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London,

Seller ID: 012976

Condition: Fair


Journal of the Society of Arts (later The Royal Society of Arts, and later still, in 1964 The Journal of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) - an extensive and rare collection of c.217 parts, mainly duplicates from a National Botanic Garden library, with neat withdrawn stamps on most of the upper covers. Paperbacks, as issued. The covers of the early issues are extremely fragile and crumbling, though the contents are sound. A fe... View more info

Image for The Croydon and Saffron Walden Old Scholars Association - Annual Report, 92nd Year.

The Croydon and Saffron Walden Old Scholars Association - Annual Report, 92nd Year.

By: N/A

Price: £3.00

Publisher: 1961

Seller ID: 013386

Condition: Fair


Four plates, small slim octavo, pp 112, a little worn throughout with a few folded corners, ink manuscript notes on a few corners, paperback, covers a little worn and creased. View more info

Image for The Complete Servant

The Complete Servant

By: Adams, Samuel & Sarah

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Lewes, Southover Press: 1993

Seller ID: 010949

ISBN: 1870962095

Condition: Good


Small illustrations from contemporary sources within the text, large 8vo, pp x, 180, slightly worn internally (mainly at the corners), paperback, covers slightly worn at the margins. View more info

Image for Gamage's Christmas Bazaar 1913, being a facsimile reprint of the 1913 Christmas catalogue of A.W. Gamage Ltd of Holborn, London, with some pages from the 1911 General Catalogue

Gamage's Christmas Bazaar 1913, being a facsimile reprint of the 1913 Christmas catalogue of A.W. Gamage Ltd of Holborn, London, with some pages from the 1911 General Catalogue

By: Adburgham, Alison (introduction)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1974

Seller ID: 013239

ISBN: 0715366084

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, quarto, pp (36), 472, top edge foxed and fore-edge slightly foxed, otherwise a very good copy in a slightly faded dustwrapper. [Gamages began life in 1878 in a rented watch repair shop and, after quickly becoming a success amongst its customers, was established as a London institution. In time it was to grow large enough to take up most of the block on which it was situated. The store finally closed in 1972, but prior to that had been unusual in th... View more info

The Story of Our Inland Waterways

By: Aickman, Robert

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd: 1955

Seller ID: 005570


Illustrated, slim 8vo, pp x, 69, dark blue cloth, faded along the spine, very slightly worn. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter]. View more info

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The History of Printed Scraps

By: Allen, Alistair & Hoverstadt, Joan

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, New Cavendish Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011739

ISBN: 0904568946

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, quarto, pp 174, very clean internally, paperback, covers showing only very slight signs of wear. View more info

Image for The Romance of the Rostrum - being the business life of Henry Stevens and the history of thirty-eight King Street, together with some account of famous sales held there during the last hundred years

The Romance of the Rostrum - being the business life of Henry Stevens and the history of thirty-eight King Street, together with some account of famous sales held there during the last hundred years

By: Allingham, E.G.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, H.F. & G. Witherby: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011124

Condition: Fair


Illustrated with 12 plates (of 13 - lacking plate at page 234), lge thick 8vo, pp 333, a little foxing, ageing and marking throughout, signature and address on front endpaper, the plate at page 18 a little marginally frayed, slightly weak internally, cloth a little rubbed and marked, spine slightly pulled at the head and foot, joints rubbed. [Remarkably scarce: according to a Wheldon & Wesley catalogue the print run was only 750 copies]. View more info

Image for The Haberdashers'  Company in the Later Twentieth Century

The Haberdashers' Company in the Later Twentieth Century

By: Archer, Ian W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Chichester, Phillimore & Co Ltd: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011527

ISBN: 1860773184

Condition: New


Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp xiv, 178, a very good new copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Now, Where Are We ? 1967 - 2017

Now, Where Are We ? 1967 - 2017

By: Armour, Jonathan (introduction)

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Androtechnie: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013216

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small square 12mo, (measures 148mm x 148mm), pp (36), paperback, a very good copy. [Complete with illustrated price list, quarto, five pages, stapled]. An exhibition in response to the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminilisation of sex between men. {Postage will be reduced} View more info