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Arabian Nights

By: N/A

Price: £6.50

Publisher: The Children's Press:

Seller ID: 000148

Condition: Good


Quarto, well illustrated, (one plate with marginal loss), a little weak and worn throughout, original cloth-backed boards, slightly worn, one-inch tear in middle of spine, pencilled note on half-title page. View more info

Cathedrals - a contribution by poets to the celebration of the nine hundredth anniversary of Winchester Cathedral

By: N/A

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Winchester College Printing Society: 1979

Seller ID: 005361


Limited edition of 900 copies (this being number 625). Small, tall quarto, pp (56), title-page printed in red and black, wood-engraved illustrations, hessian cloth with leather labels on spine and upper cover, small bookplate of John Sparrow on front endpaper. View more info

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Cartoons From "Punch" Volume III

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Agnew & Co. Ltd: 1906

Seller ID: 009402

Condition: Fair


Very well illustrated with many full page cartoons, large quarto, pp 500, very slightly worn internally, standard red half leather, a bit marked, spine very oxidised, and lacking small portions at the head and base. View more info

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The Poppy and Other Deadly Plants

By: Baskin, Esther

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press (a Seymour Lawrence Book): 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014343

Condition: Very Good


With very atmospheric illustrations by Leonard Baskin, slim quarto, pp 74, black cloth, a very fine copy in a slightly worn and chipped dustwrapper with one closed tear on the upper cover. View more info

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The Wild Orchids of Britain

By: Brooke, Jocelyn

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011060

Condition: Good


Illustrated with 40 colour plates by Gavin Bone, additional drawings by Muirhead and Stephen Bone, small folio, pp 140, endpapers very lightly marked, otherwise clean internally, buckram rather bleached in places, a little abrasure of the cloth in the bottom corner of the upper cover, otherwise clean and sound, the dustwrapper is a little worn and frayed with some dustiness and age-browning. [Limited numbered edition of 1,140 copies]. View more info

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The Wild Orchids of Britain

By: Brooke, Jocelyn

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013211

Condition: Good


Illustrated with 40 colour plates by Gavin Bone, additional drawings by Muirhead and Stephen Bone, small folio, pp 140, endpapers a little foxed, otherwise clean internally, buckram only slightly faded, otherwise clean and sound, the dustwrapper is slightly worn and marked, with slight loss here and there. [Limited numbered edition of 1,140 copies]. View more info

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Obstinate Artist

By: Burrows, W.F.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.:

Seller ID: 009980

Condition: Good


[Not dated, c.1938?]. Well illustrated, small 8vo, pp 124, tiny amount of foxing to half-title and title page, small neat inscription on front endpaper, a small stain runs throughout on the bottom inner corner of the pages, otherwise clean and sound internally, dark blue pictorial cloth, slightly worn, a small stain to the borrom corner, binding leaning slightly. [A collection of cartoons which first appeared in "The Daily Sketch" and which are based on alternative interpretations of well-known phrases such as "putting his back in to it", "running water in every room", ... View more info

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Irish Botanical Illustrators and Flower Painters

By: Butler, Patricia

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Woodbridge, Antique Collectors' Club: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014753

ISBN: 1851493573

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, small quarto, pp 143, very clean internally, blue cloth in excellent condition, the dustwrapper shows just very slight signs of use. [Botanical illustration and flower painting are perhaps two of the most skilled and captivating forms of expression in the history of art and Irish artists have excelled in these fields. The author presents a general survey of the subject from an Irish standpoint, covering the period from 1729 to the end of the twentieth century and defining the styles and techniques of the individual artists. Considerable original research into both public and ... View more info

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Plant Portraits

By: Chatto, Beth

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014365

ISBN: 0460046004

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated with striking watercolour images by Jill Coombs and line drawings by Christine Grey-Wilson, large slim horizontal octavo, pp109, (iii), very clean internally, grey cloth with slightly bruised corners, the dustwrapper is price-clipped and is creased, torn and repaired, but now nicely protected in a removable clear cover. View more info

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Proverbs of the Mountain

By: Clark. Thomas A.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Moschatel Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014328

Condition: Very Good


12 loose sheets, each with a proverb illustrated with a charming line drawing by Laurie Clark, in very good condition, in the original printed blue folder wich is very slightly age-toned and slightly worn. [Limited edition, signed by author and artist, number 106 of 300 copies]. {Thomas A Clark was born in Greenock, Scotland. His poetry has been consistently attentive to form and to the experience of walking in the landscape, returning again and again to the lonely terrain of the Highlands and Islands. In 1973, with the artist Laurie Clark, he started Moschatel Press. At first a vehicle for s... View more info

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British Trees, Drawn and Described [Special subscribers' edition]

By: Cole, Rex Vicat

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1907

Seller ID: 009032

Condition: Good


Two volumes, large thick quarto, pp 720, vii, very slightly foxed worn and marked internally, original publisher's half calf, a little worn rubbed and marked but still very sound, a small hole in the upper joint of one volume. The first volume has a slight crack to the front hinge (but no weakness), and a creased rear endpaper. [Special subscribers' edition, with 13 proof photogravures, each one signed in pencil, limited to 150 copies. In this edition the text has been revised by Dorothy Kempe.] RARE. Extremely heavy, weighing 8 kilos when packed - extra postage may be required. View more info

John Nash Book Designs

By: Colvin, Claire

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Colchester, The Minories: 1986

Seller ID: 004351

ISBN: 0948252014


Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 104, paperback, a very good copy . [A standard reference work.] View more info

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Insects and Plants - the amazing partnership

By: Cooper, Elizabeth K.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1965

Seller ID: 013907

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition, octavo, illustrated by Shirley Briggs, pp 142, a slight mark to the front endpapers, cloth very slightly bumped at the corners, otherwise a very good copy without dustwrapper. [The illustrations, I think a mixture of woodcuts and line drawings, are striking. Shirley Ann Briggs (1918 - 2004) was an American artist, photographer, writer, editor, and naturalist. She spent a large portion of her career participating in efforts to inform the public about the environment in regards to synthetic chemicals such as pesticides. A talented artist and writer, Briggs would often use the co... View more info

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The Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds

By: Cooper, William T & Forshaw, Joseph M.

Price: £225.00

Publisher: Sydney & London, Collins: 1977

Edition: First Trade

Seller ID: 014028

ISBN: 00021144710

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated with many fine colour plates, folio, pp 304, a tiny mark on the half-title otherwise very clean internally, green and brown cloth, the slightest of bumps to the lower corners, in a dustwrapper which is slightly age-toned on the spine and showing very slight crease marks. Complete with the cloth slipcase. [Very heavy - extra postage will be required] View more info

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The Diverting History of John Gilpin: Showing how he went farther than he intended and came safe home again

By: Cowper, William

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 1954

Seller ID: 012099

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated throughout by Ronald Searle, small slim 12mo, pp 44, endpapers slightly age-toned, otherwise clean and sound internally, pictorial boards showing the slightest signs of use, binding leaning very slightly, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped, it is very slightly marked and worn. Ovewrall a nice copy. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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An Unsentimental Journey Through Cornwall

By: Craik, Mrs

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co: 1884

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014177

Condition: Good


Well illustrated by C. Napier Hemy, quarto, pp xii, 144, (i), fore-edge slightly marked, endpapers age-toned, otherwise very c lean internally, blue cloth with gilt decoration, slightly worn and rubbed, corners slightly bumped, the spine slightly pulled at head and tail. A much better than average copy. View more info

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Jan's Journal

By: Duncan, Ronald

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, William Campion: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014424

Condition: Good


Small octavo, pp 167, with four line drawings and a coloured frontispiece by Betty Swanwick, fore-edge slightly foxed, otherwise very clean internally, green cloth very slightly bowed. View more info

Ormond - a tale

By: Edgeworth, Maria

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1895

Seller ID: 006371


Illustrated by Carl Schloesser. Introduction by Anne Thackeray Ritchie. pp xvi, 344, edges uncut, slightly age-toned, otherwise good and tight, no signatures, endpapers slightly marked, standard red cloth, dull and slightly rubbed, the spine is faded dull and slightly marked and worn. Maria Edgeworth was a novelist and children's writer of Anglo-Irish descent. She was one of the first realist writers in children's literature. Maria Edgeworth was born at Black Bourton, Oxfordshire, on January 1, 1768. She was the second child of Richard Lovell Edgeworth and Anna Maria Edgeworth (née Elers) and... View more info

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Horses and Riders - an anthology for horsemen (and horsewomen) of all ages (Alan Titchmarsh's copy)

By: Edwards, Lionel (editor)

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Peter Lunn: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011653

Condition: Good


Illustrated with line drawings and a colour frontispiece by Lionel Edwards, large horizontal octavo, pp 79 (rather age-toned), very slightly weak internally, black cloth, a little faded and rubbed, slightly worn, a small page-fold to the botton inner corner of the frontispiece, but no loss. [Alan Titchmarsh's copy, with his bookplate on the front endpaper.] View more info

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Sketching from Nature - a handbook for students and amateurs

By: ELLIS, Tristram J.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1907

Seller ID: 006127


An entirely new edition, with added matter and illustrations. Illustrated with thirty-eight sketches by the author, and a frontispiece and ten illustrations by H. Stacy Marks, small 8vo, pp xii, 188, spine rubbed and faded, address scribbled out on front endpaper, but otherwise a good copy. View more info