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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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

English Furniture

By: Gloag, John

Price: £8.75

Publisher: London, A. & C. Black: 1934

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5690

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xv prelims, 200 + 48pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by E.J. Warne. Fair/NoWrapper. Binding is tight, and pages are clean if a little dusky, Faint foxing to endpapers. Plates also bright and clean. However, spine and boards generally faded, with fraying also to top of spine. Rewarding illustrated guide to the evolution of the English furniture style.... 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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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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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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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

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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

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Honest Penny

By: Pedrick, Gale ; Stroud, Jean

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Pelham Books: 1970

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5666

Condition: Good +


Some foxing to top of block, differential marking to rear endpaper. Pages and plates all clean. A history of the old British penny, published just before its abolition in 1971. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. View more info

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The Price Guide to Crested China

By: Pine, Nicholas

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Horndean, Waterloovilee, Hampshire, Milestone Publications: 1992

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2992

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 487pp. plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Some dusting of block edges. Dustwrapper has slight shelfwear and slight bumping of spine, which has three small line marks. Comprehensive collector's guide to crested china, including histories and marks for over 300 factories. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: China, crested, Carlton, Arcadian View more info

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At Home - An Illustrated History of Houses and Homes

By: Ridley, Anthony

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5809

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 237mm x 164mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 191pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Top of block dusty otherwise very good. Pages all clean. Dustwrapper is not new and has been handled but basically clean with no shelfwear. The story of how humans have made shelter - in all its forms - through history, with an emphasis on the West. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: ... View more info

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Eighteenth Century English Porcelain

By: Savage, George

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Spring Books: 1964

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 5680

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo Light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xx prelims, 435 + 112pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Good. Owners inscription. Ends of spine faded, Block darkened with some grubbiness to edges. Some spotty staining to rear endpaper/board. Pages and 112 plates all clean save for ink marks on 2 pages on Shropshire work. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and fading. Serious guide to a glorious age of English pottery manufacturers.... View more info

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Maiolica, Delft and Faience

By: Scavizzi, Giuseppe

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Hamlyn: 1970

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5687

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 192mm x 137mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 157pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Discolouring along top edge of spine and boards. Base of front board grubby by spine. Tight and solid with all pages and plates clean. Dustwrapper has some shelfwear and evidence of handling, First English edition in translation from original Italian by Peter Locke. Beautifully illustrated little guide to European tin... View more info