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Christie's Review of the Year 1968/1969

By: ,

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Newman Neame: 1969

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 926

Condition: Very Good


, 248mm x 185mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 368pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight, bright and clean. Just a hint of foxing to top block edge. Dustwrapper has been handled but still clean with just a little edgewear. A lavishly illustrated record of the finest works of art to pass through Christie's auction rooms across the world over a twelve month pe... View more info

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The Art of Record Buying - A List of Recommended Microgroove Recordings

By: ,

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, E.M.G.: 1970

Edition: fifteenth edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 9559

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 222mm x 144mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, fifteenth edition, 330pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book is not new and has been handled over years. Spine bumped, with owner inscriptions on rear endpaper and inner board only. Pages otherwise clean. Reference guide for the collector of gramophone recordings of classical music - organized by composer, alphabetically. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Gramophone,record, LP View more info

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Doomed Village and other poems

By: Aldrich, Robert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Mitre Press: 1972

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 3108

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 117pp. Very Good/Good +++. Inscribed by author. Very faint dusting to top of block and equally slight bumping of base. Book seemingly unread. Dustwrapper is basically bright and clean and unworn except for some chipping to ends of spine and front corners. Collection of verse by a minor 20th century English poet. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Aldrich, poems, Doomed Village View more info

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The Price Guide to Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s Furniture

By: Andrews, John

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, Antique Collectors' Club: 1980

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8865

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 283mm x 215mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 217pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean save for dusting to top block edge. Deustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. Collectors' guide ro British furniture made in the years 1860-1930. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Furniture, British, bureaux, cabinets This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than autom... View more info

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European Porcelain

By: Bacci, Mina

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hamlyn: 1969

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 8153

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 195mm x 139mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 157pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is bright and clean with no obvious signs of wear. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with little or no wear. Originally published in Italy in 1966, this is a smart guide to European porcelain in English translation by Adeline Hatcup, with extensive colour photograph illustration. Catalogue: An... View more info

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The Price Guide to Pot-Lids and other Underglaze Multicoour Prints on Ware

By: Ball, A.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Antique Collectors' Club: 1980

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 918

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 282mm x 216mm maroon card faux leather boards, gilt titles, second edition, 320pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book basically tight and clean. Base of spine bumped, some dusting to top block edge. Ephemeral errata slip with up-dated prices for 1980, Dustwrapper (now protected) has some colour fading to spine and adjacent, chipping at top edge of rear, else smart and presentable. First published in 1970, thi... View more info

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Old Spode China

By: Bedford, John

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1969

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8127

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 194mm x 127mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 64pp. Black and white illustrations. Fair/Good +++. Book is actually in very good condition save for tear across p.17-18. Otherwise tight, clean and solid. Dustwrapper has been handled but still clean with minimal wear. Volume #19 in Cassell Collectors' Pieces series offers a short illustrated history of Spode china. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: China, Spode, Josiah, history View more info

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Staffordshire Pottery Figures

By: Bedford, John

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1968

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 8128

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 190mm x 130mm light green cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 2nd impression, , 62pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Previous owner's name. Spine and boards a little darkened at edges, block clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper has been handled, general light wear and darkening around edges. Volume #3 in Cassell Collectors' Pieces series offers a short guide to Staffordshire Pottery figures, generously illustrated... View more info

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Old English Lustre Ware

By: Bedford, John

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1965

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 8129

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 190mm x 129mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 66pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +. Previous owner's name. Book is not new but still bright and clean with no signs of wear. Dustwrapper has been handled, some shelfwear and a little grubbiness here and there. Volume #3 in Cassell Collectors' Pieces series offers a short guide to examples of Old English Lustre Ware. Catalogue: An... View more info

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Staffordshire Pottery Figures

By: Bedford, John

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1964

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8130

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 190mm x 130mm light green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 62pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Spine and boards a little bumped, foxing to top block edge, differential fading to endpapers, pages otherwise nice and clean. Dustwrapper has been handled, some light wear to edges but basically bright and clean. Volume #3 in Cassell Collectors' Pieces series offers a short guide to Staffordshire Pottery figures, ... View more info

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Chinese and Japanese Lacquer

By: Bedford, John

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1969

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8152

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 190mm x 126mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 64pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good. Spine bumped at top, single small spot mark to p.57, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper has some shelfwear along top and is a little grubby from handling over years. Volume #18 in Cassell Collectors' Pieces series offers a short illustrated history of Chinese and Japanese lacquerware. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Lacquer, China, Yan... View more info

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Collecting for Pleasure - a practical guide to small antiques

By: Bennett, Raymond

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1969

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5715

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 192mm x 127mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 120pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Spine a little bumped, no other obvious imperfections. Duastwrapper is worn and darkened around edges. An antiques guide for those with a limited budget. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Antiques, tongs, coasters View more info

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Friends of the House: Furniture from China's Towns and Villages

By: Berliner, Nancy ; Handler, sarah

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Salem, MA, Peabody Essex Museum: 1995

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9230

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 307mm x 223mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 134pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is near fine save for some tiny pinpoint marks to block edges. Else lovely and clean. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Full-scale catalogue book for a 1995 US exhibition of Chinese furniture. 46 exhibits presented with full page colour photographs. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: China, furnitu... View more info

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The A B C of collecting Old Continental Pottery

By: Blacker, J.F.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul: 1913

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owner name stamp

Seller ID: 14462

Condition: Good


Hardback, 210mm x 147mm brown cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 315+pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Owner name stamp. Book is now protected by clear plastic jacket. Block edges darkened and ragged a cut, block generally darkened by age, but clean overall. Excellent pre-WW1 guide for the collector of European pottery. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: faience, stonew... View more info

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The Confident Collector - How to Recognize an Authentic Antique

By: Bly, John (ed)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New York, Prentice-Hall: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9642

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 265mm x 183mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 224pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Top block edge has some dusting, book otherwise tight, bright and clean. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally but still clean with minimal wear. Comprehensive guide for the collector of all kinds of antiques, written by a team of specialists undef the editorship of Bly, fully... View more info

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The Nineteen Twenties Style

By: Brunhammer, Yvonne

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1987

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 12061

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 186mm x 130mm , 156pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Small paperback has been well read, with some light wear and creasing, edges also grubby from handling, pages otherwise clean. Latter-day republication of classic 1925 acccount of contemporary Western style in art and artefact, translated from the Italian by Raymond Rudorff. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: pottery, art, architectur... View more info

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Chats on Old Copper and Brass - A Practical Guide for the Collector

By: Burgess, F.W.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1914

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2996

Condition: Less than good


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 400pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Book is better than just a "reading copy" but block and boards are both frayed and aged, with spine discoloured and some separation of block front front board. It's an old and well-thumbed book, but block is still solid and intact. Illustrated guide for the collector of old metal objects. Cata... View more info

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Silver: Pewter: Sheffield Plate

By: Burgess, Fred W.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge: 1921

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9732

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 228mm x 147mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 304+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been well read, right and bottom block edges ragged, differential fading to endpapers, just a hint of foxing to some page edges, block a little wobbly in places. Excellent historical guide for the collector of antique silver and pewter. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Silver, Sheffield, hallmark... View more info

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On Horseback through Asia Minor

By: Burnaby, Captain Fred

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston: 1898

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 2537

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, viii prelims, 364pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped, scuffed and a little stained here and there. inner boards slightly discoloured, block edges grubby, pages generally darkened by age but clean. A single-volume version of the two-volume 1878 original, describing the journey of an English army officer through present-day Turkey. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Key... View more info

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Chinese Painting

By: Bussagli, Mario

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hamlyn: 1969

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 8154

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 195mm x 139mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 157pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is in very good condition save for some fading/discolouring along top block edges. Dustwrapper has faded evenly at top of front by spine, else bright and clean with minimal wear. Originally published in Italy in 1966, this is a guide to historical Chinese painting in English translation by Hen... View more info

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The Victorian Home

By: Calder, Jenni

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1977

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12491

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 254mm x 187mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 238pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Spine just a little bumped, book basically clean with little or no wear. Dustwrapper has some light edgewear and evidence of handling. A rather lovely account of Victorian domestic life across all classes, well illustrated with pictures, photographs and quotations from Victorian writers including Dicken... View more info

Wish You Were Here - The art of Donald McGill

By: Calder-Marshall, Arthur

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1966

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 8168

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 205mm x 128mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 128pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Donald McGill. Good +/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. No d/w. Spine titles faded, some darkening of boards by right edge, single small indentation to rear, block a little tanned round edges, pages otherwise clean. A celebration of the smutty English seaside postcards of Donald McGill, with 50 full colour reproductions of his finest wor... View more info

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The Collector's Handbook of Marks and Monograms on Pottery & Porcelain

By: Chaffers, William ; Litchfield, Frederick

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Reeves and Turner: 1903

Seller ID: 12057

Condition: Good


Hardback, 195mm x 127mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , xxx prelims, 234pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Exterior of book is bright and clean, block a little darkened around edges but also clean, ragged as cut with opening pages still uncut at top. Tiny retailer sticker on inner front board. "New Edition" of Chaffers' reference guide to pottery and porcelain marks of British and European manufacturers, extensively revised by L... View more info

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Boxes

By: Cole, Brian

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Pitman: 1976

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 9558

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 254mm x 188mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 112pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Gift Inscription. Spine and boards bumped, faded around edges. Block basically tight and clean, edges just a little darkened with age. Dustwrapper is chipped and worn around all edges, with a little fading also to spine and adjacent. Volume in the "Collecting for Tomorrow" ... View more info

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English China Collecting for Amateurs

By: Cushion, J.P.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller: 1967

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5692

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 19cm x 13cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 168 + 12pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Spine and boards clean, block also, save for dusty edges., Dustwrapper has been handled, one small nick to top of spine. Pocket-sized guide to collecting English china. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Porcelain, Wedgwood, Staffordshire View more info

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French Tapestries - from the XIVth to the XVIIIth centuries

By: Digby, George Wingfield

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1951

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9698

Condition: Good


Hardback, 240mm x 187mm green card boards, green titles, first edition, 12+32pp. Colour illustrations.Good/Fair. Spine bumped, boards clean, foxing to block edges and endpapers, pages (and plates) otherwise clean. Dustwrapper has comparatively little edgewear but is affected by foxing inside and out. Full-page plates of sixteen tapestries from the classic age of French manufacture, with Introduction and Notes on the Plates by Wingfield Digby of the V&A Museum. Catalogue:... View more info

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Alternative Investment

By: Duthy, Robin

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1979

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 8862

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 255mm x 190mm grey cloth boards, black titles, first thus, 271+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Book is tight and clean save for dusting along top block edge. Small owner sticker on front endpaper. Dustwrapper has been handled but still clean. Small surface loss at bottom front corner. Guide to collectable items and products with a proven record of gaining value, including wine, ar... View more info

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Collecting Postcards in Colour 1894-1914

By: Duval, William ; Monahan, Valerie

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Poole, Blandford Press: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14463

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 197mm x 137mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 212pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been handled but still clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean and bright with some wear to corners. With 64 pages of colour illustrations, this is a lovely guide to collecting colour postcards from the golden age of production in Europe prior to WW1... View more info

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Collecting Postcards in Colour 1894-1914

By: Duval, William ; Monahan, Valerie

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Poole, Blandford Press: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15820

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 197mm x 136mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 212pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean with minimal wear, spine and boards bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear to edges, loss of 1/2 sq cm to top of spine. Attractive guide to a golden age of postcard production around the world, for the collector and general reader. Catalogue: Antiques & Coll... View more info

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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