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English Dolls - Effigies & Puppets

By: Early, Alice K.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1955

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12991

Condition: Good


Hardback, 227mm x 154mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 226pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Spine and boards bumped, block edges grubby with foxing, latter also to opening/closing pages, else clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally grubby from handling, edges worn and chipped with loss at extremities, some foxing also to flaps, front flap clipped. Excellent illustrated guide for the serious co... View more info

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The Genuine Article - The making and unmasking of fakes and forgeries

By: Fitz, John ; Mills, Maurice ; Mansfield John M.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, BBC: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5670

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 240pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) is smart and clean. TV tie-in book explains the tricks of the forger and the faker, for the benefit of the art and antiques collector, alnd also the general reader. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Art, antiques, fake View more info

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The Farmer's Tools - The history of British farm implements, tools and machinery AD 1500-1900

By: Fussell, G.E.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1985

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 15228

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 231mm x 154mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, third edition, 246+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Spine bumped, light foxing to block edges and a little differential fading to endpapers, else clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean wih light edgewear, some foxing visible on interior. First published in 1952, this is a classic illustrated history of farm tools in Britain in the era before tractors and combines. Catalogue... View more info

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French Pottery

By: Gasnault, Paul ; Garnier, Edouard

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1884

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12173

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 198mm x 134mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 183pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been read over years, binding a little weak (like a WW2/austerity book) block a little darkened, rear embossed with school stamp also indenting final pages, front endpaper clipped, tiny retailer sticker on inner front board. Else clean and guite impressive for an 1884 volume. A "South Kensington Museum Art handbook&... View more info

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Collecting Antique Plants - The History and Culture of the Old Florists' Flowers

By: Genders, Roy

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Pelham Books: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5652

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 224mm x 140mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 329pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read. A little foxing to top of block. Pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some chipping to spine ends, rear a little grubby from handling. Smart wth protection. The first full-length guide to collecting antique plants. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Plants, carnati... View more info

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The Arcanum - The Extraordinary True Story of the Invention of European Porcelain

By: Glesson, Janet

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Bantam Press: 1998

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14461

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 205mm x 134mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , ii prelims, 273pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +++. Board corners bumped, book in otherwise very good condition. Clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. The remarkable tale of how German manufacturers acquired the secret of making porcelain from the Chinese. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: China, Dresden, Saxony View more info

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Minton Pottery & Porcelain of the first Period 1793 - 1850

By: Godden, Geoffrey A.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 925

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 254mm x 190mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 168 + c.100pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is not new and has been read but tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) has tiny partial sticker residue on front, else clean with minimal wear. Originally published in 1968, this is the first book to be devoted... View more info

Stevengraphs and other Victorian Silk Pictures

By: Godden, Geoffrey A.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2999

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 240mm x 213mm beige cloth boards, orange tit, first edition, 492pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Block and boards are sturdy and tight, but there is some ocasional staining to boards, with spine faded, and dusting to block edges. A comprehensive guide to the once famous silkwork pictures made in Coventry in Victorian times by Thomas Stevens - the so-called "Stevengraphs&... View more info

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The French Empire Style

By: Gonzalez-Palacios, Alvar

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hamlyn: 1970

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 5686

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 192mm x 137mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 157pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Owners inscription. Tight and solid, pages, including colour plates, all clean. Discolouring along top edge of spine and boards. Top of block dusty. Dustwrapper has been handled, but little or no wear. Lavishly illustrated little book celebrates a period of French art which was itself largely a celebration - of Napo... View more info

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Alfred Maudslay and the Maya - A Biography

By: Graham, Ian

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, British Museum Press: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3116

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, tall 8vo grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 323pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper (now protected) is near fine. The fascinating biography of Maudslay (1850-1931) - an imperial official who became a great scholar of the Mesoamerican Maya people. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Maya, Guatemala, hieroglyph, Maudslay View more info

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The Furniture Collector - An Introduction to the study of English Styles of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

By: Gregory, Edward W.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins:

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5699

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 194mm x 126mm olive cloth boards, black titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 299pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book is generally aged, with spine and boards bumped, scuffed and grubby in places. Block also darkened with dusty edges, differential fading to endpapers, but pages and plates all clean. No date given but internal evidence suggests c.1920 publication offering guidance... View more info

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Chats on Old Furniture

By: Hayden, Arthur ; Bunt, Cyril G.E.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn: 1950

Edition: fifth edition

Seller ID: 5689

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 204mm x 131mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, fifth edition, 192pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Boards nice and clean if a little bumped. Block also clean save for some faint foxing to endpapers/inner boards, top edge also dusty. Dustwrapper is a little aged, with faint grubbiness in places, and shadowing around site of former sticker on front. Hayden's classic 1903 guide to historical English - ... View more info

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Chats on English China

By: Hayden, Arthur ; Bunt, Cyril G.E.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn: 1952

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 5693

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 22cm x 13cm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 168pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is not new, and has been read, but spine, boards and block all clean, save for a little dustiness to top edge of block. Dustwrapper has frayed top of spine, otherwise clean with little wear. Hayden's classic 1904 guide to historical English porcelain, updated by Cyril Bunt. Catalogue: Antiques ... View more info

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English Period Furniture - An Account of the Evolution of Furniture from 1500 to 1850

By: Hayward, Charles H.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Evans Brothers: 1962

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 5688

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 220mm x 141mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 3rd impression, , viii prelims, 246pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Fair. Owners inscription. Book is not new, and block edges are dusty, but boards are clean, binding is tight, and pages are all unmarked. Dustwrapper is complete, with llttle or no wear, but has been much handled and is generally grubby as a result. Popular volume illustrates the development of the uniq... View more info

English Pottery and Porcelain

By: Honey, W.B.

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, A. & C. Black: 1945

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 5701

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 225mm x 137mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, xvi prelims, 271pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Book is not new, and clearly a wartime production, but nonetheless tight and clean, with just a little darkening of block. A concise history of English ceramic art. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: England, porcelain, china, Worcester View more info

English and Scottish Earthenware

By: Hughes, G. Bernard

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Abbey Fine Arts:

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 5681

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, , 238 + 46pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Spine creased, boards nice and clean. Block edges a little grubby in places. Some creasing/crackling to top of later pages by spine. Illustrated guide to British earthenware. No date but inscription dated 1973 and publication surely not long prior. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Earthenware, majolica, lustre, Spode View more info

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English and Scottish Earthenware

By: Hughes, G. Bernard

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Abbey Fine Arts:

Seller ID: 8151

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 225mm x 145mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, , 238+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Spine, boards and block are clean, binding good. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally worn with chipping around edges. No date or edition stated for this collector's guide to old British earthenware, but likely late 1950s/early 1960s. With 51 plate... View more info

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Cottage Antiques

By: Hughes, Therle

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1967

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 2993

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 219pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Less than good. Gift Inscription. Boards slightly bumped. Block slightly slippy with dusting to top. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear around edges. Unfortunately a large area of rear is lost - perhaps 7cm x 5cm, with further 1 sq cm loss to top. Front still intact, though, and with protection is still easy to handle. A delightful guide to the... View more info

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Toys of Other Days

By: Jackson, Mrs. F. Nevill

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1908

Seller ID: 15387

Condition: Reading copy only


Hardback, 261mm x 192mm green cloth boards, green titles, , xxii prelims, 309+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Reading copy only/NoWrapper. Final preliminary page detached but present. Book in otherwise fair- condition. Binding loose, block edges ragged as cut, some surface damage to exterior, pages a little grubby from handling, plates bright and clean. Big-scale illustrated review of children's playthings through history, ... View more info

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High Victorian Design

By: Jarvis, Simon

Price: £6.20

Publisher: Woodbridge, The Boydell Press: 1985

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15818

Condition: Good


Paperback, 245mm x 160mm , 188pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, spine creased, chipping to edges, price stickers front and rear, pages clean. Softcover edition of excellent guide to High Victorian design. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Pugin, Ruskin, Landseer, architecture View more info

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Perfume and Pomanders - Scent and Scent Bottles through the Ages

By: Launert, Edmund

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Potterton Books: 1987

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 9571

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 215mm x 205mm brown cloth boards, black titles, first thus, 212pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper spine colour is faded, else very good condition. A lavishly illustrated book which relates the story and use of perfumes through the centuries. Examples of perfume bottles drawn principally from the Schwarzkopf colle... View more info

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Victoriana

By: Laver, James

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock: 1967

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 5700

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 20cm x 14cm bl black cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 256pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Book has been read. Sticker residue to front endpaper, no other obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is bright and clean, but worn at edges. Sticker residue on front flap which is also clipped. Illustrated guide for the collecter of Victorian antiques. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Antique... View more info

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The Price Guide to Collectable Antiques

By: Mackay, James

Price: £5.75

Publisher: Woodbridge, Chancery: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5716

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 21cm x 14cm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 590pp. Photographic illustrations. Fair/Good. Notable foxing to block edges, spine faded at top. Dustwrapper has some shelfwear and has been handled but basically clean. Heavyweight antiques guide. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Antiques, prices, auction View more info

Monumental Brasses

By: Macklin (M.A.), Reverend Herbert W.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, George Allen: 1913

Edition: Sixth Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author's wife

Seller ID: 5651

Condition: Good


Hardback, 190mm x 123mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, Sixth Edition, 194pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author's wife. Foxing to endpapers, Spine bumped and just a little frayed, block edges a little grubby, pages and plates all clean, binding good. Reference guide to church brasses in the United Kingdom. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Brasses, church, medieval View more info

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Alt-Meissner Porzellan in Dresden

By: Menzhausen, Ingelore

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Berlin, Henschel Verlag: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9578

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 275mm x 245mm white cloth boards, blue titles, first edition, 212pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Jurgen Karpinski. Very Good/Very Good. Large-scale book has been handled but still tight and clean. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal evidence of handling. A stunning photographic presentation of the finest of all German porcelain. German text. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. ... View more info

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Chelsea and Chelsea-Derby China

By: Mew, Egan

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London / New York, T.C. & E.C. Jack / Dodd-Mead:

Seller ID: 12056

Condition: Good


Hardback, 214mm x 155mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 96+pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book has been well read, spine and boards bumped, block edges darkened and ragged as cut, endpapers grubby, pages basically clean. Undated but early 20th century volume in "Masters of Handicraft" series offers an illustrated historical review of the finest Chelsea and Chelsea-Derby ware. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Key... View more info

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The Collector's Manual

By: Moore, N. Hudson

Price: £18.75

Publisher: New York, Tudor Publishing: 1935

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 12980

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 243mm x 161mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , xvi prelims, 329+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Ex-libris sticker on inner front board. Book is generally bumped, scuffed and grubby on outside with some small stains, block edges ragged with some foxing, latter also to opening/closing pages, text and plates basically clean. 1935 edition of standard American antiques guide, first published in 1905. With 336 photo... View more info

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Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies - The Journal of the Irish Georgian Society - Volume I, 1998

By: O'Reilly, Sean (ed)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Dublin, Irish Georgian Society: 1998

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5671

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, 24cm x 17cm , 224pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Corners of cover bumped, else near fine. Collection of articles on Georgian exterior and interior design in Ireland. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Ireland, Georgian, architecture View more info

English Domestic Silver

By: Oman, Charles

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1949

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 9731

Condition: Good


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, third edition, xii prelims, 232+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book is basically tight and clean. Just a hint of foxing to opening/closing pages, front board has a couple of scuff marks. Excellent historical guide for the collector of English silverware,with 31 full-page plate illustrations. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: silver, England, hallmark, plate View more info

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The Character Jug Collectors Handbook

By: Pearson (M.B.A., B.A.), Kevin

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Kevin Francis Publishing: 1992

Edition: fifth edition

Seller ID: 5698

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 207mm x 147mm , 156pp. plus advertisments,Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, with block edges a little dusty. Overall clean and bright with no creasing of spine. Fully illustrated collectors guide to all character jugs produced by Doulton from the 1930s onwards, with guide prices offered. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Jugs, Doulton, Staffordshire, ... View more info