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Image for The Principal Speeches and Addresses of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort

The Principal Speeches and Addresses of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort

By: ,

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1862

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 2539

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, third edition, 268pp. Good/NoWrapper. Book is aged, with block edges frayed, boards and spine bumped and worn with tear to top of spine. Also foxing to opening and closing pages, but boards and block together still solid. An 1862 collection of speeches by the recently-deceased Prince Albert, covering a wide range of subjects of national interest, with a lengthy editorial introduction. Catalogue: Antiquarian and Collectabl... View more info

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Brother Bertie and His Friends

By: ,

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Seeley, Jackson, Halliday: 1868

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2541

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 8vo red decorated boards, gilt titles, first edition, 294pp. plus advertisments,Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped, frayed at spine ends, a little darkening here and there. Gilt block edges still bright, pages clean if a little wobbl, binding secured with tape.. A poignant and delightful story for children - a country story featuring an unfortunate child who finds joy in plant and animal life, here ... View more info

A Picture Song Book - The Songs Taken From Various Sources

By: ,

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and The Fine Art Society: 1910

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 4070

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 290mm x 226m blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 198pp. Colour illustrations.Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Boards and spine bumped and scuffed. Some light staining. Board edges gilt a little scratched, block very slightly dusky - no foxing except to half-title and all colour plates intact Collection of popular songs, for children and for adults, with music, all illustrated in colour in paintings by the Earl of Carlisle.. Catalogue: Antiquarian and Collec... View more info

Webster's Improved Dictionary of the English Language Exhibiting the Origin, Orthography, Pronunciation and Definitions of Words

By: ,

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Edinburgh & London, William Mackenzie:

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 4369

Condition: Good


Hardback, 28cm x 19cm brown half leather binding, gilt titles, , xxiii prelims, 611, 540+111pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Two hefty volumes, half brown leather on embossed brown boards, spines have five raised bands. Some bumping and scuffing, with small tear of surface leather at rear of v1. Marbled block edges clean. Fold-out illustrations intact and neat. Undated but internal and external evidenc... View more info

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Ameliaranne's Washing Day

By: ,

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap: 1934

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6460

Condition: Good


Hardback, 207mm x 140mm maroon decorated boards, black titles, first edition, 48pp. Colour illustrations.Good/NoWrapper. Book has been read, differential fading opposite inner boards, binding a little loose. Colour pictures all bright and clean. Anonymous illustrated children's tale. Catalogue: Antiquarian and Collectable. Keywords: Ameliaranne, washing, Harrap View more info

Image for Wide Awake Stories for Wide Awake Children - Jolly Stories and Merry Pictures for the Little People

Wide Awake Stories for Wide Awake Children - Jolly Stories and Merry Pictures for the Little People

By: ,

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons:

Seller ID: 6508

Condition: Less than good


Hardback, 258mm x 250mm decorated card boards over cloth spine, 160pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Book is old and much read over many decades. Card boards bumped, scuffed and grubby with some surface loss at corners. Block also grubby and worn, but no markings. No date given but surely a pre-WW1 children's book full of stories, poems and features. Catalogue: Antiquarian and Collectable. Keywords: Children, Nelson, ... View more info

A Formidable Commission

By: ,

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Seeley, Service:

Seller ID: 6689

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, black titles, , 157+pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. One page (47) has a small tear loss at top edge. Spine faded, small point mark to top of front. Block clean. Written by the Wardroom Officers of H.M. Aircraft Carrier Formidable, with a Foreword by Vice-Admiral Sir P.L. Vian, and illustrated with Official Photographs, this is an account of a great ship's active service in the ... View more info

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The Description of Britain, Translated from Richard of Cirencester with the original treatise De Situ Britanniae and a commentary on the Itinerary; illustrated with maps

By: ,

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, J. White: 1809

Seller ID: 6717

Condition: Fair


Hardback, tall 8vo brown and marbled vard boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, , xxiii prelims, 127pp. plus index, Fair/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped, block edges grubby and ragged where cut but not unduly, and binding is good. Fold-out maps present if aged. Pages clean. Edition of a famous forgery published when the book "De Situ Britanniae" was widely accepted as an actual acount of the peoples of ancient Britain. However, the book was actually the wor... View more info

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Josephine's Pantomime

By: ,

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son:

Seller ID: 16164

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 25cm x 19cm buff card boards with affixed decoration over cloth spine, red titles`, , 64+pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book is bumped and scuffed and grubby from handling by tiny hands over many years, some foxing and blotchy marks to some pages also and one plate torn. Undated but surely a 1920s or 1930s book for very young children in which the toys of Josephine's nursery get to put on a show. Author and illustrato... View more info

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The Garden of Paradise and other stories

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1923

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 4375

Condition: Good


Some fading on front board, including titles. Small nick part way up spine. Block basically clean but some pages have light foxing and one of b/w illustration pages is torn. No page numbers given, but pehaps 150 pages. Four illustrated stories by Andersen including "The Wind's Tale" "What the Moon saw" and "The Snow Queen." Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Dugald Stewart Walker. View more info

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The Victorian Titanic - The loss of the S.S. Schiller in 1875

By: Austin, Keith

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Tiverton, Halsgrove: 2001

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8945

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 225mm x 243mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 240pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Rewarding illustrated account of a notorious shipwreck of 1875. Catalogue: Antiquarian and Collectable. Keywords: Scilly, Schiller, shipwreck This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a hig... View more info

Image for The Master of Game by Edward, Second Duke of York

The Master of Game by Edward, Second Duke of York

By: Baillie-Grohman, Wm. A.; Baillie-Grohman, F.

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1909

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 6551

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 213mm x 137mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xxix prelims, 302pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Ephemeral 1924 complement slip from Sir David Brooks, erstwhile Lord Mayor of Birmingham. Book has been much read. Spine and boards bumped, rear board stained, spine also a little faded and frayed. Book was released uncut so right and bottom edges ragged. Also some foxing to right edge, dusty on top, ... View more info

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Foxiana

By: Bell (M.F.H.), Isaac

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London / New York, Country Life / Charles Scribner's Sons: 1929

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6574

Condition: Good


Hardback, 254mm x 184mm maroon and black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 84 + 16pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by G.D. Armour. Good/NoWrapper. Binding a little weak is places, one plate detached but present. Spine and board bumped and scuffed, block darkened, including flysheets of plates. Just a hint of faint foxing here and there. Illustrated collection of witty vignettes with a fox-hunting theme. Catalogue: Antiquarian and Collectable.... View more info

Image for The Macro Plays - The Castle or Perseverance - Wisdom - Mankind

The Macro Plays - The Castle or Perseverance - Wisdom - Mankind

By: Bevington, David (ed)

Price: £125.00

Publisher: New York / Washington, Johnson Reprint Corporation / Folger Shakespeare Librry: 1972

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16778

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 310mm x 205mm red cloth boards, black titles, first edition, xxvi prelims, 306pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has scuffing around exterior edges, spine ends and corners worn, block edges a little grubby from handling, a few isolated pencil notes to introduction and a handful of pages proper, otherwise clean. Large-scale and scholarly presentation of three late medieval English plays in East Midland dialect, with facsimile pages from the original manuscripts in the... View more info

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A Poetic Survey Round Birmingham; with a Brief Description of the Different Curiosities and Manufactories of the Place. Intended as a Guide to Strangers.

By: Bisset, J.

Price: £950.00

Publisher: Birmingham, J. Bisset: 1800

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8378

Condition: Good


Hardback, 226mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, vi prelims, 122pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book in good condition given age in tight and likely latter-day binding - surely by Davis of Birmingham whose small sticker is on inner front board. Spine and boards a little bumped but overall clean. Block is generally a little darkened and grubby from handling with occasional pencil marks and some staining particularly on blank pag... View more info

Image for The Italian Conjuror / Amelia, Ye Aged Sowe

The Italian Conjuror / Amelia, Ye Aged Sowe

By: Blackwood, Algernon ; Strong, L.A.G.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Oxford, Basil Blackwell:

Seller ID: 16171

Condition: Good


Hardback, 210mm x 168mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 32pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Irene Mountfort, Moubray Good/NoWrapper. Book has some blotchy marks to rear board and a 1943-inscribed prize sticker on front endpaper. Some page corners creased at top. Clean and tight overall. Undated but likely 1930s volume from "Jolly Stories" series contains two short illustrated tales for children. Catalogue: Antiquarian and Collectable. Ke... View more info

North of 53 - An Alaskan Journey

By: Blount (F.R.G.S., F.R.C.I.), Ellen S.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Percy Lund Humphries & Co.:

Inscription: Owners pencil inscription

Seller ID: 1578

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo yellow and brown , 128+pp. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Ellen S. Blount. Good/NoWrapper. Owners pencil inscription. Yellow buckram spine, patterned paper (cork?) covered boards, now bowed outwards. Paper label titles. Slight bumping to spine and boards. Some foxing to block edges and opening/closing pages. Obituary notice tipped in to ffep. Short newspaper clipping "Intrepid Englishwoman - Death of former Storrington Resident" i... View more info

The Naughtiest Girl in the School

By: Blyton, Enid

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes: 1940

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9116

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 215mm x 154mm orange cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 184pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by W. Lindsay Cable. Fair/NoWrapper. Book generally bumped and worn, some light staining and fading to boards and spine, block darkened with some foxing in places, edges grubby from handling. Binding tight. Second impression of first edition of classic Blyton schoolgirl tale. Catalogue: Antiquarian and Collectable. Keywords:... View more info

H.M.S. Cumberland - Then and Now

By: Bon Boeselager, Baroness Max

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Carlisle, Chas. Thurmam & Sons: 1914

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4210

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 8vo dark blue decorated boards, gilt titles, first edition, 47pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Boards and spine a little bumped. Some faint markings to boards, differential fading to endpapers, binding just a little loose in places. "An Illustrated Lecture Delivered on January 17th, 1913, to the Childen of Rocliffe and Cargo" on the subject of the locally-named ship of the line then in service, as well... View more info

A Summer in Northern Europe, including Sketches in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Aland Islands, Gothland &c. - Volumes 1 & 2

By: Bunbury, Selina

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett: 1856

Seller ID: 16625

Condition: Less than good


Hardback, 202mm x 122mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 310+309pp. Less than good/NoWrapper. Book is old and tired; spine and boards bumped, scuffed and discoloured, spine also creased; binding weak with spine only precariously attached; block edges worn and grubby from handling, pages clean overall. Combined two-volume account of 19th century travels in Scandinavia, rich in social, historical and cultural detail concerning the Europeans of the North. Catalogue:... View more info

Happy-thought Hall

By: Burnand, F.C.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Evans: 1872

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3996

Condition: Less than good


Hardback, 8vo green Quarter leather binding over cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 227pp. Black and white illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Spine and corners bumped and scuffed, with top corners damaged. Marbled block edges a little dusty. Quite tight and solid for a book which has been extensively read. Jovial literary work from the editor of Punch. Catalogue: Antiquarian and Collectable. Keywords: Burnand, happy-thought, Punch View more info

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Red Cloud - The Solitary Sioux - A Story of the Great Prairie

By: Butler (C.B.), Lieutenant-Colonel

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston: 1892

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 10645

Condition: Good


Hardback, 185mm x 126mm green decorated boards, gilt titles, first thus, vi prelims, 327+pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book in good condition given age. Spine and boards bumped, block edges grubby with some foxing, else clean. Binding a little loose at bottom of early pages, prize sticker on inner front board with 1894 inscription. "New and Cheaper Edition" of a British officer's account of a great Red Indian of the fro... View more info

Wanderings in Central Africa

By: Campbell (F.R.G.S.), Dugald

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Seeley, Service: 1929

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16704

Condition: Good


Hardback, 222mm x 140mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 284+pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Exterior worn with some small faint stains, differential fading to endpapers, block edges a little worn but pages clean overall, binding tight. "The Experiences & Adventures of a Lifetime of Pioneering & Exploration" in equatorial Africa at the height of the colonial era, with plates of original photograp... View more info

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Log-Letters from "The Challenger"

By: Campbell, Lord George

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1877

Edition: fifth edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 13362

Condition: Good


Hardback, 192mm x 130mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, fifth edition, 512pp. Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Endpapers stained, rear with a little damp, stains from damp also to base of boards. Exterior bumped and a little scuffed. Block edges worn and grubby but book is overall clean and tight. Popular Victorian-era account of an adventurous sailing of the world's seas. Catalogue: Antiquarian and Collectable. Keywords: Pacific, New Hebrides, sail View more info

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The Spice-Box of Earth

By: Cohen, Leonard

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1973

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16170

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 215mm x 137mm , 93pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean without creasing, perhaps just a little tanned. First UK edition of Cohen poetry collection first published in 1961. Catalogue: Antiquarian and Collectable. Keywords: Poetry, Cohen, Canada View more info

The People's History Of Essex: Comprising A Narrative Of Public And Political Events In The County, From The Earliest Ages To The Present Time

By: Coller, Duffield William

Price: £48.00

Publisher: Chelmsford, Meggy and Chalk: 1861

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Pencil previous owner's inscriptions

Seller ID: 4043

Condition: Reading copy only


Hardback, 8vo half leather binding, marbled card boards, gilt titles, first edition, 632pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Reading copy only/NoWrapper. Pencil previous owner's inscriptions. Ephemeral dried leaves. Book is well scuffed and bumped but feels good and solid in the hands. Block is darkened and creased regularly near spine, but still clean and readable. Frontspiece with fold-out map present but detached. At least one page of Appendix index is lost... View more info

After Dark

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz: 1856

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 6256

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 156mm x 110mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, vi prelims, 377pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Book has been well read over 150 years. Spine and boards bumped with light staining, block darkened with some foxing. Also feels a little crinkly. Opening pages torn at binding by spine but still attached. Block edges darkened and grubby from handling. Comtemporary Leipzig edition (in English) of Collins collection of short stories. Catalogue: Antiquarian and Collect... View more info

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Peggy and Joan

By: Cradock, Mrs. H.C.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son:

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 16165

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 25cm x 19cm buff cloth boards, red titles, , 96+pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Honor C. Appleton. Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book is bumped and scuffed and grubby from handling by tiny hands over many years, some foxing to block edges and one plate torn. Undated but surely a 1920s or 1930s illustrated story for very young children featuring two infant sisters and their toy-making uncle… Catalogue: Antiqu... View more info

Anna Pavlova in Art and Life

By: Dandré, V.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1932

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 16658

Condition: Good


Hardback, 237mm x 174mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 409pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Book is a hardback whose boards have a little flex to them. Exterior has some discolouring, spine faded, board edges also with a little peeling to spine surface, tiny mark to front above cameo portrait. Some wear to block edges, discolouring to opening and closing pages, text and photographs clean overall. Excellent ... View more info

Church of the Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

By: Davenport (D.D.), Reverend James

Price: £78.00

Publisher: London, Ash (Surrey), J.P. Neale, J. Le Keux: 1824

Seller ID: 4108

Condition: Less than good


Hardback, 8vo marbled card boards, gilt titles, , 12pp. Black and white illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Marbled boards and spine are bumped and scuffed. Block is darkened, creased as if once dampened, and foxing to plate pages. Some damage at top edge of inner front board by spine. Now protected by clear film. Short 1824 account of the Stratford church which contains the grave of Shakespeare. Catalogue: Antiquarian and Collectable. Keywords: Stratford, Hol... View more info