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  • Book condition: Very Good
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Dolgellau - Richard Jones, 1826 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Rebound with cloth covered boards and gilt lettering to spine. Welsh book of poetry by Thomas Edwards, called Twm o'r Nant. Bannau y byd; Neu Greglais o Groglofft Goruwch magwrydd y ddinas ddihenydd; Sef, ychydig sylwadau ar gwrs y byd a'r llygredigaeth sydd ynddo:Ac yn ganlynol, ynghylch y gwrthddadleu sydd rhwng crefyddwyr yn bresenolGan Thomas EdwardsCondition: The book is tight and firm and both covers are attached firmly. There is very little wear to the extremities. Internally the book is bright apart from some age toning of the pages, and some isolated spotting and handling marks. There are also some isolated pencil and ink marks. The title page is a photocopy of the original which is detachedand missing..

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The Deipnosophists

C.D. Yonge

  • Book condition: Near Fine
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London - Henry G. Bohn, 1854 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. A scarce complete set of Yonge's translation of The Deipnosophists, in very attractive full-morocco binding. A philosophical work of enormous importance, The Deipnosophists uses an allegorical series ofbanquets in order to discuss philosophical topics via the means of the guests' dialogue. Notable elsewhere for the extensive discussions of food and homosexuality, as well as condensed quotations from important Greek philosophers, the work has provided valuable insight into ancient Roman and Greek history. Condition: In full morocco binding with gilt detailing. Externally very smart indeed, there is some very minor wear to the backstrips only. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and generally bright and clean, aside from the odd spot and handling mark, particularly to endpages. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: FINE in a FINE d
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nbsp;London -Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1968 Book. FINE in a FINE d. Hardcover. First edition.. A geologicalsurveyof parts of the Welsh borderland in South Shropshire, includes discussion of rock formations and limestone distribution. A first edition with price-clipped dustwrapper. With photographs, maps and diagrams throughout. Condition: Ina pictorial dustwrapper and full cloth binding. Externally, very smart with minor bumping only. Internally, firmly bound, very bright and clean. Overall: FINE in a FINE dustwrapper.

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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Very Good
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ont> William Clowes : London, 1929 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this fascinating ornithological study on the birds of Rhodesia. Colourfully illustrated, this work is also a handy guide to the fundamentals of studying birds at the start of the twentieth century. With introductory chapters and diagrams indicating the parts of a bird, how to measure them, to measure their eggs, how to preserve bird skin and how to blow and care for eggs in addition to a useful glossary. These preliminary pages provide an insight to the practices of ornithological study contemporaneously. With a foreword by Major A L Cooper who notes that little has been written previously on the birds of Rhodesia. He notes that 'the most effective method of preserving bird life is to excite an interest in studying it, and as up to the present there has been no literature on the subject, Captain Priest's work fills a greatly-felt want'. Priest notes to his own introduction that by writing this bo ... Read more

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The House in the Water

Charles G. D. Roberts

  • Book condition: VERY GOOD INDEED
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London , Melbourne and Toronto - Ward, Lock and Co., Limited, 1908 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A lovely illustrated early edition ofThe House in the Water a novel by Charles G. D. Roberts with eighteen full-page plates and illustrated endpapers. Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, KCMG FRSC (1860- 1943) was a Canadian poet and prose writer who is known as the Father of Canadian Poetry. Robertswas almost the first Canadian author to obtain worldwide reputation and influence; he was also a tireless promoter and encourager of Canadian literature. . . . He published numerous works on Canadian exploration and natural history, verse, travel books, and fiction. At his death he was regarded as Canada's leading man of letters. . With 'Times Book Club' label to rear pastedown. Condition: In an illustrated buckram binding. Externally,smart but with minor wear to extremities, slight rubbing to boards and slight stainto rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOO ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Near Fine
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London - Duckworth and Company, 1907 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of this beautifully illustrated collection of animal stories. First Edition. Featuring a tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece. Illustrated throughout with plates by Charles Livingston Bull. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, excellent with just some minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean with just one very minor tidemark to the first few pages. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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The Ledge on Bald Face

Charles G. D. Roberts

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: VERY GOOD INDEED
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London - Ward, Lock and Co., 1918 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. 1st Edition. The first UK edition of this collection of short animal stories. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates. Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, (January 10, 1860 November 26, 1943) was a Canadian poet and prose writer who is known as the Father of Canadian Poetry. Condition: In a red cloth binding. Externally smart, with just some minor shelfwear and light sunning to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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Earth's Enigmas

Charles G. D. Roberts

  • Book condition: Near Fine
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London - Duckworth and Company, 1904 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. An excellent copy of Roberts' illustrated stories about nature and human life. Second Edition. Featuring a tissue-guarded frontispiece. With 9 illustrated plates by Charles Livingston Bull. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean with just one or two spots to the fore-edge. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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Enchanted Pilgrimage

Clifford D Simak

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: NEAR FINE IN NEA
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ondon- Sidgwick & Jackson, 1976 Book. NEAR FINE IN NEA. Hardcover. 1st Edition. A first UK edition of this dystopian novel by Clifford D Simak. Clifford D Simak was an American science fiction author who was frequently honoured with literary awards. Condition: In a blue cloth binding in original dustwrapper. Externally, in excellent condition with just some light edgewear. Dustwrapper excellent with some light edgewear and a price sticker to the flyleaf. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE dustwrapper..

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All Flesh Is Grass

Clifford D Simak

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: FINE with a NEAR
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New York - Doubleday & Company, 1965 Book. FINE with a NEAR. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this science fiction novel by Clifford D Simak. Held in original unclipped dustwrapper. Clifford D Simak was a very famous science fiction writer. During his lifetime hewas honoured with all three Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award. He wasalso the third 'Grand Master' of theScience Fiction Writers of America. All Flesh is Grass is set around a small town in Wisconsin which is closed off from the outside world by a mysterious barrier placed there by benign extraterrestrial beings. The extraterrestrials take the form of a patch of purple flowers, alike to the pictorial dustwrapper of this edition. The small town is named Millville, Simak's birthplace, and often the setting for his stories. Condition: In original black cloth binding and held in original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, excellent with some very minor shelfwear. Very small evidence of some damp staining to tail of spine and ... Read more

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  • Book condition: FINE in FINE dus
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London - Macmillan Press, 1975 Book. FINE in FINE dus. Hardcover. A charming work critiquing Jane Austen's educational style. Devlin investigates the educational details of the heroines of Austen's novels and examinesthe author'sthoughts on education. He looks in-depth into Austen's views of the pupil-teacher relationship and what it is to enjoy learning. Following this Devlin discusses the moral assumptions in Austen's work and concludes with a study of Mansfield Park. Condition: In acloth binding with original unclippeddustwrapper. Externally, in excellent condition. Personal bookplate to front pastedown. Pencil annotation to rear blank. Dustwrapper excellent with very light spotting to flyleaf. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: FINE in FINE dustwraper..

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sp; - London -Pickering10 by 6; 96pp., 1845 Book. Hardcover. A very scarce historical play by E. D. Davenport, in a handsome Pickering edition. Edward Davies Davenport was an enthusiastic Whig politician and social reformer. He often found himself in despair at the tumultuous relationship he enduredwith his staunchly traditionalist father. Davenport released much of this stress in anonymously-published literature, such as this rare edition of his play 'the Borgias. 'Condition: Bound in cloth. Sound with slight rubbing. Blue publisher's cloth with paper label. Sunning to spine; corners of boards and head and tail of spine bumped. Internally, firmly bound. Lovely rough-cut, uncut leaves. Some spotting. Bookplate of Bernard Warrington to front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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Affairs of West Africa

Edmund D Morel

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Very Good
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ont> William Heinemann : London, 1902 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of Edmund Morel's essays, focusing on the rights of Africans under the colonial rule. Edmund Morel was inspired by Mary Kingsley in her sympathy for the African colonies, believing that the Africans should have rights under colonial rule. In 1903 he founded his own magazine with the assistance of John Holt, ?West African Mail? This book ?Affairs of West Africa?, is a collection of his essays about the ?growing interest in West and Central African questions? With a forward by Mary Kingsley, who?s travels around Africa and her experiences published in her books help to change the European view on Africans and the colonial rule. With a frontispiece, thirty five plates, and three maps. Collated, complete. Condition: In the original publisher?s cloth binding. Externally smart. Slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine, and light bumping to the extremities. Loss to the cloth at the head and tail of spine ... Read more

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Oxford - Printed at the Theatre, 1677 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce and importantearly volume bound in decorative, paper covered boards. Edward Pococke (1604-1691) was an English Orientalist and biblical scholar. His most important works were a Lexicon heptaglotton (1669) and English commentaries on Micah (1677), Malachi (1677), Hosea (1685) and Joel (1691). Malachi or Mal'achi was a prophet in the Bible, the Christian Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh. Condition: The binding is fairly firm, although the cords are visible in several places as you might expect from an original paper binding of this period. Both covers and all internal pages are securely attached. There is wear to the extremities, including rubbing to the boards and some slightchips to the spine. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright, apart from the occasional handling mark and very minor brown spot. Overall, this scarce volume is in very good condition..

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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Good
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ondon- John Murray, 1883 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A beautifully bound first edition of this scarce work. Complete with ten full page plates and a folding map detailing the route of the work in colour. Illustrations taken from sketches by the author, of whom very little is known. In a Bickers and Son binding for Owen's Grammar School. Condition: In a full morocco prize binding Bickers and Son. Externally, very smart with some rubbing and marks to the boards. Spine slightly faded. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. Front hinge tender after frontispiece. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages bright with light scattered spotting throughout. Folding map with closed tears at creases but otherwise in very good condition. Overall: GOOD.

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  • Book condition: VERY GOOD INDEED
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London - Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society, 1912 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A handsome second edition of F D Walker's The Call of the Dark Continent. With 24 plates. F D Walker describes his journey to Africa on a missionary progress. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, smart with light bumping to extremities and spine. Fading to spine. Ink annotation to front pastedown and front free-endpaper. Light foxing to endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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  • Book condition: Near Fine
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London - James Nisbet and Co., 1838 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. A collection ofsermons by G D Krummacher. Translated from the original German into English. The seventhedition of this translation. Complete in two volumes. Gottfried Daniel Krummacher was a GermanReformed clergyman. He was a brother of the famous theologian Frederich Adolf Krummacher. He published several books of sermons, however hisIshmael's Wanderings in the Wildernessare the most well known. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, excellent with some minor rubbing to the joints, extremities and to the head and tail of spines. Some light spotting toboards. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright with the odd spot throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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Thirty Bindings

G.D. Hobson

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Very Good
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London - The First Edition Club, 1926 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A volume on bookbinding dating from 1926. Published by the First Edition Club,a collective of rare and antique book enthusiasts, the volumes deal withexceptional bindings from throughout the world and centuries, displayed in thirty monochrome and colour plates. Limited to six hundred copies, this is anunnumbered copywithin that printing. Condition: In decorative cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally smart, there is someminor wear to the joints, backstrip and extremities, the latter of which are also somewhat rubbed. Internally, the pages are firmly bound, though chipped, although there are light instances of spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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400 Years of America

Georgie D Runyan

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Very Good
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Springfield - The New Era Company, 1892 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce historical work on the discovery of America. This work briefly starts by discussing pre-columbian discoveries of America however the majority of the work discusses Columbus and the colonisation of America by the Europeans. With sixteen colour plates. With the title page dated 1892 and paper wraps dated 1893. Scarce, particularly in the original paper wraps. The first edition. This work draws focus on specific areas of America and their achievements in the four hundred years since Columbus' discovery. An interesting late Victorian perspective on the colonisation of America. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, generally smart with chipping to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Handling marks and some fading to the colour of wraps. Internally, generally firmly bound though strained in places. Pages are slightly age toned to edges. The odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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Make- Believe

H D Lowry

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Fine
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ondon- John Lane, 1896 Book. Fine. Hardcover. First edition.. A beautifully bound and illustrated first edition of this work by H D Lowry. Henry Dawson Lowry was an English journalist, short story writer, novelist and poet. Bound by Riviere and Son for Sotheran. First edition, illustrated throughout by Charles Robinson. Charles Robinson was a prolific British book illustrator. This is an example of some of his earlier illustration work. The first full work he illustrated was Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses in 1895. He was especially popular for his illustrations of fairy tales and children's books. Condition: In a full crushed morocco binding by Riviere for Sotheran. Original cloth boardsand spine bound in. Externally, in excellent condition with just some rubbing to joints and slightly darkened spine. Attractive marbled endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Publisher's advertisements to the rear. Overall: FINE.

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