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The Black Tower

by P D James

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Published
1975
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£100.00

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London : Faber and Faber, 1975 A very good copy of the 1st edition signed by P D James on the front endpaper. The dustwrapper, designed by Errol le Cain, is complete with some edge nibbling at the spine and at the folds, more pronounced at the bottom edge. It has slight toning, more obvious on the inner surface and… Read more
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£100.00
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The Life of a Sailor

by Capt. Frederick Chamier

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Published
1850
Condition
Fair
Edition
New Edition
Item Price
£60.00

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London: Richard Bentley; and Bell & Bradfute, 1850 A fair copy of the Richard Bentley single volume edition in the original Bentley Standard Novels decorative cloth binding. With tissue-guarded frontispiece and endpapers listing the Standard Novels. The binding is bright and clean. There is some wear at splitting at the spine ends and the beginning of splitting at the front… Read more
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£60.00
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The Natural History of Fishes of the Perch Family. The Naturalist's Library. Ichthyology. Vol I

by Sir William Jardine

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Published
1835
Condition
Fair
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£80.00

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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1835 A fair copy of the 1st edition in the original publisher's cloth binding. With half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of Sir Joseph Banks; hand coloured vignette title page with picture of Pentaceros capensis; 2 further title pages; advert; contents listing; Memoir of Sir Joseph Banks; text with black and white illustrations and 34… Read more
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£80.00
image of Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca: or a Compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels: Consisting of above Four Hundred of the most Authentick Writers; ....Vols I & II

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London : Thomas Bennet; John Nicholson; and Daniel Midwinter, 1705 A good copy of the 1st edition in recent full panelled calf bindings with 9 maps, 21 (of 22) plates, 2 frontispieces (one with loss) and 8 engravings in the text. John Harris (1633-1719) was an anglican priest and scientist, specialising in mathematics. He was admitted as an FRS in… Read more
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£4,800.00
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The Tale of Lohengrin Knight of the Swan after the drama of Richard Wagner

by T W Rolleston

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Published
1913
Condition
Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£195.00

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London: G G Harrap & Co, 1913 A good copy of the 1st trade edition in the original decorative cloth binding with 8 tipped in colour plates, 44 full page plates and numerous designs by Willy Pogany. The brown cloth binding has gilt titles and designs and blind stamped designs to the front board, and gilt titles and designs to… Read more
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£195.00
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The Book of Princes and Princesses

by Mrs Lang; Andrew Lang [editor]

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Published
1908
Condition
Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£80.00

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London, New York, Bombay, and Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908 A good to very good copy of the 1st edition in the original blue decorative cloth binding with 8 colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations by H J Ford. All page edges gilt. The front board and spine have bright gilt illustrations. The spine is slightly duller… Read more
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£80.00
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William Tell Told Again

by P G Wodehouse

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Published
1904
Condition
Fair
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£250.00

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London : Adam and Charles Black, 1904 A fair copy of the 1st impression of the 1st edition in the original decorative cloth binding with colour frontispiece and 15 further colour plates by Philip Dadd. The cream cloth binding has gilt titles to the front board and spine with a design in green and tan to the front. The spine… Read more
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£250.00
image of A New System, or, an Analysis of Ancient Mythology: Wherein an Attempt is made to divest Tradition of Fable; and to reduce the Truth to its Original Purity. Vols I - III

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London: T Payne; P Elmsly; B White; and J Walter, 1775 A very good 3 volume set with 29 plates (some text engravings) and 3 maps as called for in contemporary full calf bindings. Jacob Bryant (1715-1804) is chiefly known for this work which attempts to link the mythologies of the world to stories and events in the book of… Read more
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£1,200.00
image of An Account of the Conduct and Proceedings of the Pirate Gow, (the original of Sir Walter Scott's Captain Cleveland).

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London and Kirkwall : H Sotheran & Co; William Peace & Son A good to very good copy of the limited facsimile edition of Pirate Gow in the publisher's binding. No 166 of 250 (of which 220 were for sale). The preface notes that the only copy that could be found of the original 1725 publication was in the British… Read more
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£80.00
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The Arabian Nights. Tales from the Thousand and One Nights

by

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Published
1924
Condition
Good
Item Price
£290.00

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London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1924 A good copy of a scarce work, with 12 tipped in colour plates by E J Detmold. Undated but 1924. In the original cream decorative cloth binding with gilt illustration and titles to spine and front board. This copy has been rebacked with new endpapers, so the binding is sound and tight. The front… Read more
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£290.00
image of The Natural History of the Fishes of Guiana. Part I. and Part II. (The Naturalist's Library. Ichthyology. Vol III. Fishes of Guiana. Part I and Part II

The Natural History of the Fishes of Guiana. Part I. and Part II. (The Naturalist's Library. Ichthyology. Vol III. Fishes of Guiana. Part I and Part II

by Robert H Schomburgk, Sir William Jardine - editor

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E C Books
Published
1841
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£280.00

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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1841 A very good 2 volume set of the 1st edition in original publisher's cloth binding with 61 plates, of which 59 are hand coloured. The bindings have the usual light sunning to spines and board edges. The spines have pulling and slight fraying to spine ends. Corners with light wear. Original green endpapers present and… Read more
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£280.00
image of The New British Traveller; Or, A Complete Modern Universal Display of Great-Britain and Ireland: being a new, complete, accurate and extensive tour Through England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, The Isles of Man, Wight, Scilly, Hebrides, Jersey, Sark, Guernsey, Alderney, And other Islands adjoining to and dependent on the Crown of Great-Britain.

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London: Alex Hogg, 1784 A very good copy in contemporary full calf binding. Originally issued in 60 parts, this work claims to be a comprehensive and accurate picture of Great Britain and Ireland. In reality the work mostly covers England with very small sections on everywhere else. There does not appear to be a definitive collation. There are directions to… Read more
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£950.00
image of Culpeper's English Physician; and Complete Herbal. To which are now first added Upwards of One Hundred additional Herbs, with a display of their medicinal and occult properties, physically applied to the Cure of all Disorders incident to Mankind...Parts I and II

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London : Lewis and Hamblin , 1807 A good to very good copy of Culpeper's Herbal in 2 parts, as revised by Sibley, in rebacked contemporary full leather binding. The first edition of this was published in the mid 1790's. The binding has a new spine with gilt-lined raised bands and title label. The boards have delicate gilt decoration to… Read more
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£360.00
image of Stories from Hans Andersen with illustrations by Edmund Dulac

Stories from Hans Andersen with illustrations by Edmund Dulac

by Hans Andersen

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E C Books
Published
1911
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£295.00

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London : Hodder and Stoughton , 1911 A very good copy of the first trade edition, in the original green decorative cloth binding with 28 fine tipped in colour plates by Edmund Dulac. Dulac designed the edition and the work has decorative endpapers, decorative borders to pages and decorated leaves before each tipped in plate. The plate images have been… Read more
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£295.00
image of Popular British Entomology; containing a familiar and technical description of the insects most common to the various localities of the British Isles

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London : Reeve and Co, 1852 A good copy of the 2nd edition in the original decorative cloth binding with 16 hand coloured plates. This was part of the Popular History series published originally in the late 1840's - mid 1850's. The series was designed to give young people a good introduction to the study of nature and a range… Read more
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£100.00
image of Profitable Plants; A Description of the principal articles of vegetable origin used for Food, Clothing, Tanning, Dyeing, Building, Medicine, Perfumery, etc

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London: George Routledge and Sons A very good to near fine copy of Profitable Plants, which was originally published under the title Popular Economic Botany by Lovell Reeve as part of their Popular Natural History series. It is undated but probably circa 1865 and is unusual in retaining the original decorative spine design from the Popular Natural History series. It… Read more
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£100.00
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Popular History of the Aquarium of Marine and Fresh-water Animals and Plants

by George Brettingham Sowerby

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Published
1857
Condition
Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
£95.00

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London: Lovell Reeve, 1857 A good copy of the 1st edition in the original decorative cloth binding with 20 hand coloured plates by George Brettingham Sowerby. One of the last volumes to be published in Lovell Reeve's Popular Natural History series, aimed at providing a good grounding for children and young people in a variety of natural science subjects. This… Read more
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£95.00
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Historiae Naturalis de Insectis

by Joh. Jonstonus; John Jonston; Johannes Jonstonus; Jan Jonston

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Published
1657
Condition
Fair
Edition
2nd Edition
Item Price
£900.00

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Amsterdam: Joannem Jacobi fil. Schipper, 1657 A fair copy of the extremely scarce Insectis section of Jan Jonston's famous work Historiae Naturalis. Jonston (1603-1675) studied botany and medicine and was a doctor. This copy is classed as 'fair' because it has been rebound in plain buckram binding without the title page, and the paper is very soft and lightly stained… Read more
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£900.00
image of The Mabinogion, from the Welsh of the Llyfr Coch O Hergest (The Red Book of Hergest) in the Library of Jesus College, Oxford. Translated with notes.

The Mabinogion, from the Welsh of the Llyfr Coch O Hergest (The Red Book of Hergest) in the Library of Jesus College, Oxford. Translated with notes.

by Lady Charlotte Guest (translator)

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Published
1877
Condition
Good
Edition
2nd Edition
Item Price
£140.00

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London : Bernard Quaritch , 1877 A good copy in newer half morocco leather binding with relaid spine. Marbled boards (probably part of the original binding) and newer endpapers. The binding is in good condition with light wear and scuffing to the board surfaces. Contents: half title; rubricated vignette title page; dedication; preface to 2nd edition; contents; introduction; text with… Read more
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£140.00
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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

by J M Barrie

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Published
1907
Condition
Good
Edition
4th Edition
Item Price
£190.00

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1907 A good copy of the 4th edition in this format with 50 tipped in colour plates by Arthur Rackham. This edition was first published in 1906 and was extremely popular and this is the fourth printing. The decorative cloth binding is clean and tight having been rebacked with new matching cloth to the back board.… Read more
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£190.00