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    Nouvelles Demonstrations D'Accouchemens, avec des planches en taille-douce, accompagnees d'un texte raisonne by MAYGRIER, J.P

    Paris: Bechet, 1822. First. hardcover. very good(-). Illustrated with 80 magnificent stipple engraved plates (one double-page) by Forestier and Couche fils after Antoine Chazal (scattered foxing throughout, fairly heavy on several plates, but mostly quite clean; lacks the frontispiece portrait). x, [2 blank], 80, [2] pages. Folio, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards with red spine label (worn); marbled endpapers, uncut edges. Paris: Bechet, 1822-1827. First edition. Text in French. Originally issued in 20 parts with 4 plates in each part. This is Dr. Charles Meigs' copy with his inked name at top of the title page.



    Bygone Helston and the Lizard by Jill Newton

    Phillimore & Co., 1987. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Firmly bound and very carefully read. Both book & unclipped jacket are in excellent clean condition. No inscription or ownership markings. No tears or loss. .


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    A HISTORY OF CANNIBALISM : From Ancient Cultures to Survival Stories and Modern Psychopaths by Constantine, Nathan

    London: Capella, 2006. 208pp., b/white photographic and art illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very mildly edgeworn, and indented, small, soft crease to rear panel. "Desperation, duty and desire - the three primary motives for breaking what is the oldest taboo in the Western world, cannibalism. This book investigates all three and presents startling evidence that will challenge cultural and moral perceptions as never before." Contents include: Introduction, Cannibalism and Ritual, Cultural Cannibalism, Cannibalism and Disasters, Famine and Cannibalism, Infamous Cannibals Through The Ages, The Fascination with Cannibalism, Looking to the Future, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 710g. . Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.



    Bromley: From the Earliest Times to the Present Century by Horsburgh, E.L.S

    Lodgemark Press, 1980. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Reprint of the 1929 edition published by Hodder & Stoughton. Firmly bound and seems unread. Both book & jacket are in excellent clean condition. No inscription or ownership markings.The jacket has a couple of very small edge tears but no loss. Illustrated in b/w with foldout map at the rear and a colour frontis..



    A Short History of Berkhamsted by Birtchnell, Percy

    Berkhamsted, 1972. Revised. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Percy Birtchnell, A Short History of Berkhamsted, Berkhamsted, England, 1972 by the author, revised. Navy blue cloth hc, 8vo (22 cm), 128 pp with index, 20 plates of bw reproductions and photographs plus small bw illustrations in the text; yellow dustjacket with 1857 engraving on front and red lettering. Compiled articles on the town and castle history (from the Norman conquest to early 20th century), social history, anecdotes and characters. Very good/good: corners bumped, pages crisp, no markings; DJ faded, spine chipped, unclipped with price.



    More Memories of Huddersfield by Holland. Phil

    Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom: True North Books, 1997. Not paginated. 690g. Nostalgic photographs of local people, places and events from 1040 to 1970. Illustrated in b/w. Soft covers . The top of the spine is a little damaged probably from a knock or fall, o/w book is Near FINE wth the contents tight and clean.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.



    The Water Cure in Chronic Disease by GULLY, James Manby

    New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1846. First. hardcover. very good. Engraved frontispiece. 405pp. + ads, dated 1846. 8vo, original blind stamped brown cloth; light binding wear; some foxing. New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1846. First American edition. Very good. A highly popular work on hydropathy by one of its most successful practitioners. Gully and James Wilson are given the credit of introducing water treatment of diseases into England. DNB 8 778.



    South African Protocol and Other Formalities by Nicol, Margaret

    (Cape Town: Nasionale Boekhandel, 1964). 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; dustwrapper; pp. 100 + (viii). Dustwrapper a little rubbed; some tape marks and foxing to endpapers; some spotting to edges and occasionally elsewhere. Good condition. This manual covers such subjects as precedence, social lists and selection of guests, formal calling, visiting cards, invitations, functions and entertainments, modes of address, decorations, orders and medals, and correspondence (official and private). "In our day when we are so free in dress and conduct that hardly any rules seem to apply, protocol has great merit if it can impart more decorum to our multi-mannered society. Miss Nicol has from her wide experience, and from official documents, produced a vade-mecum for the South African so complete that there must be little that she has overlooked. If she has taken her subject beyond our borders - far and often - that must also have value for the information on conventions observed by others with whom we are in frequent touch." .



    Elizabethan Andover by Coldicott, Diana K

    Andover History & Atchaeologicical Society, 2004. Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. Excellent clean condition. No inscription or other annotations. Carefully read..



    The Pedant's Revolt: Know What Know-It-Alls Know by Barham, Andrea

    NY: Delacorte Press/Bantam Dell. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2006. First Printing. Hardcover. Like new condition. DJ improved with new, clear mylar cover. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 148 pages .



    Marquis De Sade: A Biography and a Note of Hope by Quiaro, Robert Del

    London, United Kingdom: Messidor Books, 1994. Book. Very Good. Paperback. Paperback book. VG clean and sound condition. No inscription or ownership markings. No tears or loss. Carefully read..



    Mendip Country by Powell, Jillian And Julia Davey

    Cornwall, England: Bossiney Books., 1987 First printing in trade paperback. 96 pp. Photographs. Minor shelfwear. Near Fine.. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. BC1-9 Right Pile.



    Portland : Then and Now by Morris, Stuart

    Wimborne: The Dovecote Press, 2006. 141 pages. 910g. Pictorial laminated Boards Near MINT. Illustrated with nearly 300 b/w then and now photographs, covering 150 years of history of the island and Royal Manor of Portland. Owing to the weight, extra shipping will be required.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near MINT/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Pictorial laminated Boards.



    Desert Lawmen, the High Sheriffs of New Mexico and Arizona 1846-1912 by Ball, Larry D

    Albuquerque ( (1992): University of New Meixico. First Edition. Octavo. The author's detailed study which includes an informative list of sheriffs, legal hangings, and lynchings, make this volume the definitive work on frontier law enforcement.414pp., bound in brick cloth, spine lettered and decorated in black. A fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket with some fading to spine.



    History of Belgian tramways and Vicinals (Histoire des tramways et vicinaux belges) by Delmelle, Joseph

    Bruxelles: Paul Legrain, 1981. 160 pages, 1.14kg. Green cloth boards FINE in a Very Good d/w rubbed to corners and top of spine. Illustrated with b/w photographs. . 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Book.



    Gentlemen and Blackguards: Gambling Mania and the Plot to Steal the Derby of 1844 by Nick Foulkes

    Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2010. Book. As New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st printing. Firmly bound & very carefully read. Both book & unclipped jacket are in excellent clean condition. No inscription or ownership markings. No tears or loss..



    The Empire Ships - A Record of British-built and Acquired Merchant Ships During the Second World War by Mitchell, William Harry; Sawyer, Leonard Arthur

    Colchester: LLP Professional Publishing, 1990. 503 pages, 1.59kg. Red boards Near MINT in a Near FINE d/w with 2cm repaired tear to front bottom corner. Illustrated with b/w photographs.. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Near MINT/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.



    London in the Country: The Growth of Suburbia by Williams, Guy R

    Hamish Hamilton, 1975. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st printing. Firmly bound and carefully read. Both book & unclipped jacket are in VG clean condition. No inscription or ownership markings. No tears or loss..



    The Formation of the Liberal Party 1857-1868 by Vincent, John

    London: Constable, 1966. xxxvii, 281 p. : tables. ; 22 cm. Bibliographical footnotes. A neat square copy, clean and tightly bound. Free of any inscriptions, in a complete dust jacket, good colour, very light extremity rubs only. [ Location: Dark Oak ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    War-date Autographed Document Signed by (REVOLUTIONARY WAR)

    Providence, 1779. unbound. 2 pages (front and back), 4 x 6.5 inches, Providence, Rhode Island, June 23, 1779 -- a payment voucher-receipt payable to a physician who had placed a bill for services rendered to the Continental Army (possibly rations for a field hospital). In full: "Then personally appeared the within named James Pelliseur and made oath to the truth of the within amount before me, Sam. Chase, Jus Peace." With an additional endorsement by a semi-illiterate Major Fairchild (Rhode Island Militia), quote: "Pleas to pay the with in to Major Fairchild. James Polliseor the within contents in full recieved by Major Fairchild, 40 dollars and 52 cents." On the back is an autographed document signed "John Cooke" -- Regimental Quartermaster for the First Rhode Island Regiment (1778 - 1780), attesting that the invoice is correct. In part: "UNITED AMERICAN STATES...I do certify the above is due Dr. James Pelliseur to the best of my knowledge." Contains a list of rations received and the price determined in Pounds Sterling. Natural folds; some toning and rough spots along the edges. Very good condition.



    Bentley 1919-1931 - an Autocar Special. by Peter Garnier

    London: I.P.C Transport Press, 1978. 138 pages, 465g. Soft card covers magazine format witg age toning to pages, Very good. Illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings with 4 pages in colour. The story of WO's great cars from the first prototype 3-litre of 1919 through to the magnificent 8-litre, six-cylinder of 1931. An Autocar Special. . Soft Card Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Book.



    Huddersfield - A Third Selection [ Britain in Old Photographs ] by Wheeler. Hazel

    Stroud: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1994. 127pp. 270g. A nostalic look at Huddersfield over the past one hundred years, illustrated with over 200 b/w photographs. Soft covers with minimal edgerubbing o/w FINE. SIGNED by author on half-title page.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    The Wyoming Lynching of Cattle Kate, 1889 by Hufsmith, George W

    Glendo, WY.: (1993): High Plains Press. First Edition. Octavo. 367(1)pp., Inscribed by the author "with very best wishes" . An important work in which the author unravels the true story of Cattle Kate (Ellen Watson and her husband Jim Averell and their hanging. bound in a violet cloth, spine lettering gilt. A fine bright copy in fine bright pictorial dust jacket.



    Among the Mescalero Apaches, the Story of Father Albert Braun, O.F.M. by Emerson, Dorothy

    Tucson, AZ, (1973): The University of Arizona Press. First Edition. Octavo. Signed by Father Braun. Father Braun had worked with the Apaches for over 30 years. He learned to understand them and their way of life. They treated him with respect and as a friend whom they simply called Father Al. 224pp., bound in rust cloth lettered in gilt, sine lettering gilt, previous owner's name and date. A very nice copy in good unclipped pictorial dust jacket with a few spots of soiling and wear to edges.



    Miracle in the Hills by Mary T, Martin Sloop & Legette Bluth

    McGraw-Hill Book Co. 1953. Third edition. Book is in good condition. Text is clean and unmarked. Binding and boards are sturdy. Boards show some shelf wear and moderate soiling. On the front paste down is a bookplate with "Mary T. Sloop" written in. On the front end page is the signature "Legette Blyth". These appear to be the signatures of the authors.On the front end page there is also a memorial inscription written by a previous owner. Price in the upper right hand corner is blacked out. No DJ.

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