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The New Theologians.
Acheson, R. R. (Ed). Contributions from: Baker, T. G. A.; Gibbs, J.; Moss, B. S.; Jarrett-Kerr, M.

Book Description: A. R. Mowbray & Co, London, 1964. First edition. Soft covers. Octavo. 47 pp. Book Condition: Very Good. Faint stains to first and last leaves. Studies on Bultmann, Bonhoeffer, Tillich & Teilhard de Chardin.

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Breasts: Women Speak About Their Breasts and Their Lives.
Ayalah, Daphna & Isaac J. Weinstock.

Hutchinson & Co., London. 1979. 1st edition quarto. 286pp. Hard covers. Condition: Fine with fair dust jacket. Fully illustrated throughout to accompany the 36 interviews and the 40 pp section on pregnancy and breast feeding.

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Essays, Moral, Economical & Political. New Edition.
Bacon, Francis.

... with the Latin quotations translated. RARE as bound with A Collection of Apophthegms*. New & Old. Printed for several London booksellers. 1819. 12mo. Hard covers. xix; 387pp. Full diced calf with gilt ruling to boards whose edges have gilt decoration. Spine has 5 raised bands with gilt rulings and gilt stamped decorations in the panels. The title label is missing but the title is blind stamped. All edges marbled as are the endpapers, which are surrounded by blind stamped decoration. Text block and hinges firm. This is a very lovely volume in its original expensive binding and its 200 years are just shown by having been handled but with care. Dedication on the ffep. *a concise saying or maxim; an aphorism. e.g. tomorrow is another day.

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Ref 10556 : £45
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Brave Tales, Bold Ballads and Travels and Perils by Land and Sea.
Beeton, S. O. (Ed).

Ward, Lock & Tyler, London, N.D. (1872). Thick octavo. Hard covers. Title, vi, 1088pp. Three quarter morocco with marbled boards. Blind tooling to the boards and spine and with 5 raised bands, gilt title, gilt ruling and gilt decorative motifs. All edges marbled. Binding strong and hinges firm. Apart from small scratching to the marbled boards this book is in remarkable condition for its age. Very good +. There are 33 of 34 whole page plates, the missing one supplied in facsimile (no sign of it ever having been in situ). There are also scores, if not hundreds, of engravings throughout the text. The volume includes 7 papers on Pyrotechny with detailed ingredients for the making of huge fireworks; 7 papers fully illustrated on the mechanic's workshop. Multiple papers on the Zoological Gardens with some full page plates. 2 papers on Antipodean weaponry. 4 pages on football at Rugby School. Long novella A Tale of Southern Africa., etc., etc. There are no other copies of this original book for sale on the internet.

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Ref 10554 : £45
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Les caracteres de Theophraste, avec les caracteres ou les moeurs de ce siecle. Nouvelle edition augmentee de quelques notes sur ces deux ouvrages, & de la defense de La Bruyere & de ses caracteres par M. Coste, Vol. 2 (of 2).
Bruyere, M de la.

Book Description: Amsterdam Chez Francois Changuion, 1743. 12mo. 559 pp, half title, printed title with vignette. Full calf. Book Condition: The single volume’s text block is solid and in very good order. The original calf binding has suffered and there are gaps on the boards and from the head and tail of the spine but the boards are firmly attached although they are bumped at the corners. The pages are free of foxing and very clean. The volume is offered at a very competitive price being less than any other I can find of the editions from the eighteenth century and less than a single volume of the infinitely inferior modern reprints! I have had to remove all the accents from the title as my program treats them as blanks!

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Only a Soldier.
Bryans, Captain James W.

Jas. Nisbet, London. 1880. First edition. Being extracts from the journal of an Indian Subaltern. 16mo. Hard covers. 60pp. Original red cloth. Gilt title to upper board and blocked blind rulings to both boards. Cloth a bit marked and owner's signature and date to the title page. (see images). Lacks ffep. A very scarce item. Last seen on the internet at £500. There is no reference to this first edition on COPAC and second editions are only in the four main holding libraries. No copies in World Cat.

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Dinghies to Divas or Comedy on the Bridge (Some Memoirs of a Compulsive Sailor in Troubled Waters).
Caplat, Moran.

Book Description: Collins, London, 1985. Hard covers. Brown Cloth. Book Condition: Very good but browning of the page edges. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo. Frontis (pen and ink by Gerard Hoffnung), 281pp, b&w photographic illus. D/W with illus cartoon by Marc. No inscriptions.

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The Church Today and Tomorrow the Prospect for Post-Christianity.
Casserley, J. V. L.

Book Description: SPCK, London, 1965. Soft covers. First Paperback Edition. Octavo, 114 pp. Book Condition: Good.

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A Churchill Anthology: Selections from the Writings and Speeches of Sir Winston Churchill.
Churchill, Sir Winston. Chosen and arranged by F.W. Heath.

Odhams Books Ltd., London, 1962. 720pp. Hard covers. Red buckram, with gilt decoration and titling on black labels to spine. Embossed portrait of Churchill smoking a cigar to upper board. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good but faded/toned spine. 8vo.

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Great Expectations.
Dickens, Charles.

Penguin, London. 2008. Hard covers. Condition: Fine. Cloth bound, 514pp. Penguin Classics edition in fine condition. Unread. All pages clean, no markings, binding firm. See image.

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The Witch of Exmoor.
Drabble, Margaret.

Book Description: Viking, London, 1996. Hard covers with dust-jacket. First Edition. First Printing, octavo, 276 pp. Book Condition: Near Fine, no inscriptions. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, not price clipped. See images.

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New Selected Poems 1984-2004.
Duffy, Carol Ann .

Book Description: Picador, London, 2004. Hard covers. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition, First Edition, first printing. 253pp. Black publishers’ boards titled in silver on spine. One hundred and forty-five poems taken from the following collections: Standing Female Nude, Selling Manhattan, The Other Country, Mean Time, The World's Wife and Feminine Gospels.

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The World (Boy Scout) Jamboree 1929: The Quest Of The Golden Arrow, Arrowe Park, Near Birkenhead.
Fisher, Claude & Baden - Powell, Lord ( foreword ).

The Boy Scout Association, London, 1929. Hard covers. Very Good Condition. No Jacket. First Edition. Bound in colour printed boards, (featuring 3 scouts and flag) and the date 1929. 152pp including index. Illustrated maps to endpapers. Packed full of illustrations on virtually every page but this is a unique copy EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 36 original photographs. (see images of some of them). One cm at lower end of spine split at hinges.

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Ref 10507 : £60
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Storia del Testamento Vecchio e Nuovo con spiegazioni estratte d Santi Padri. Edizione Novissima Adorna di Bellissime Figure, e corretta colla maggior esattezza.
Fontaine, Nicolas. Translated from the French original.

Book Description: Venezia: dai torchi di Giuseppe Molinari, 2 vols in one. 1817. Hard covers. Octavo, 336 + 168 pp. Frontispiece and about 137 wood engravings, one to each story and some rather gruesome in their depiction of death and martyrdom. Bound in quarter vellum with paper clad boards, Gilt title to leather label on spine. Book Condition: Very good, just a little rubbed and bumped as would be expected for a 200 year old book in its original binding. There is only one copy of this rare book on COPAC (the database of over 70 UK and Irish academic, national & specialist libraries); which is held by the National Library of Scotland. The only other copy is a later edition in the British Library.

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Essays in a Series of Letters to a Friend.
Foster, John.

Book Description: Published by Gale & Curtis of London and printed in Oxford in 1811, fourth edition. Octavo, xx + 446 pp. Hard covers. This copy is bound in full diced calf with raised bands and a gilt titled label on the spine with gilt rulings and blind decoration, gilt decoration to the boards, marbled endpapers and all edges and the bookbinders label of W. Whereat of Bristol is on the front pastedown. The book unbound was ten shillings and sixpence and binding must have cost twice that sum making this a costly volume. Book Condition: There is damage to the lower spine affecting that part of the front hinge but the book is otherwise firmly bound but the corners are bumped (see images). There is some light foxing, mostly in the first 20 pages. This volume of Essays was published in four editions in England and two in the USA between 1804 and 1811 but continued to be reprinted right through the nineteenth and into the twentieth century. All early copies for sale are to be found in the United States except for an odd volume of the third edition and this is the only copy of the fourth edition. The four essays in 27 letters comprise I On a Man's Writing Memoirs of Himself, II On Decision of Character, III On the Application of the Epithet Romantic and IV On Some of the Causes by Which Evangelical Religion Has Been Rendered Less Acceptable to Persons of Cultivated Taste. John Foster was the son of a weaver, born in Halifax, Yorkshire, and educated for the ministry at the Baptist college in Bristol, Foster served as a minister for a number of years in various parts of England and Dublin. In 1800 he took charge of a small congregation at Downend, near Bristol, and in February 1804 of one at Sheppard's Barton, Frome, but troubled with ill health his preaching was interrupted and becoming a full-time writer, he contributed nearly 200 articles to the Eclectic Review. His works include Essays, in a Series of Letters, and Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance, in which he urged the necessity of a national system of education. In May 1808 he married and went to live at Bourton in Gloucestershire. About a year after he recovered enough to resume occasional preaching, and towards the end of 1817 he again took charge of the congregation at Downend. In 1821 he gave it up and went to live at Stapleton, Gloucestershire. In 1822 he began to lecture fortnightly in Broadmead Chapel, Bristol; at the end of two years poor health forced him to make the lectures monthly, and in 1825, when Robert Halls began his ministry in Bristol, he dropped them. Foster became involved in a controversy between the Serampore missionaries and the committee of the Baptist Missionary Society, strongly siding with the missionaries. In 1836 his health began to give way, and his lungs became diseased. On 15 October 1843, he was found dead in bed. He was buried in the burial-ground attached to the Downend baptist chapel. A contemporary notice of Foster's Essays: I have read, with the greatest admiration, the Essays of Mr. Foster. He is one of the most profound and eloquent writers that England has produced.--Sir James Mackintosh.

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Come To Grief.
Francis, Dick.

Putnam, New York, 1995. Hard covers. 1st American (US) Edition; 1st Printing. Condition: very good but spine creased. Dust Jacket very good with sunned spine. See images.

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Aesop's Fables in William Caxton's Original Illustrated Edition.
Gascoigne, Bamber & Christina (eds).

Book Description: Hamish Hamilton, London, 1984. First thus. Hard covers with pictorial dust-jacket, octavo, 62 pp. (unpaginated), 37 fables, each illustrated in colour. Book Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good – just sunned spine and edge of rear. A delightful book for adults or as stories for children.

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The Last Abbot of Glastonbury and Other Essays.
Gasquet, Francis Aidan.

Book Description: London; George Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1908. First edition. Hard covers, brown cloth, gilt titles. Top edges gilt. 8vo, viii + 330pp, with 9 illustrations on 8 plates and two facsimiles in the text. Book Condition: Very Good. No dust-jacket. Just a couple of small bumps to the boards which are very clean. Fore-edges spotted; text clean and un-foxed throughout except for a few marginal spots. This book contains nine other essays on pre-reformation times including two dinners at Wells and troubles of a catholic family in penal times. Two images.

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Treat Yourself to a Better Sex Life.
Gochros, Harvey L. & Fischer, Joel.

Prentice-Hall, New Jersey. 1980. xix + 396pp. Ist edition, 1st printing. Hard covers. Very good condition. Dust jacket. Good condition. Few copies available on the internet.

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Kate Greenaway's Family Treasury: Selections from Kate Greenaway's Applepie, Under the Window, Mother Goose, Book of Games and Marigold Garden.
Greenaway, Kate

Book Description: Derrydale Books, New York, 1979. Hard Covers. Pictorial Laminated Boards with matching Dust Jacket. Book Condition: As new. Dust Jacket Condition: As new. First Edition. 4to. 94 pp. Charming volume packed with delightful coloured illustrations and verse extracts from the five books.

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The Associate.
Grisham, John.

Book Description: Century, London, 2009. Hard covers with dust-jacket. First Edition. First Printing, octavo, 373 pp. Book Condition: Near Fine, no inscriptions. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, not price clipped. See images.

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The Saturday Book 28
Hadfield, John (ed.)

Book Description: Hutchinson, London, 1968. Hard covers. Orig. pink cloth with gilt titles on green stamped labels on upper board and spine. 256 pp. Dust jacket and matching pictorial box. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket is Near Fine, unclipped. The only blemishes being four small marks on the pastedowns resulting from sellotape tacks that had held the dust jacket to the book. The box has a very faded left edge but is otherwise very good. 8vo. A really beautiful copy of a book packed with '60's nostalgia.

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Letters on the Elementary Principles of Education. Vol. II.
Hamilton, Elizabeth.

Book Description: Printed for Wilkie & Robinson and G. Robinson, London, 1810. iv, 455 pages. Hard covers. Original marbled boards with (bumped) leather corners, recently given a new hollow backed spine in blue cloth with a paper label. The text block is firm and clean. Faint pencil notes of the date read from 1831 to 1832. Ownership inscription in ink to the title page dated 1822 from her dear mama! Volume I of Hamilton's book was published in 1801 and she added a second volume in 1802, slightly amending the title. This volume contains 13 letters addressing intellectual faculties; perception; attention; conception being different from memory; educating those with different degrees of vigour and capacity and opposite tempers; education of the lower Orders; religious instruction poor and of the rich; abstraction; judgment; reflection; the use of history and science in education; etc.

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English Coloured Books.
Hardie, Martin.

With an Introduction by James Laver. Book Description: Reprint, 4to, pp. xxiv, 340pp, 28 plates, Fitzhouse Books, London, 1990. Hard covers, green cloth with gilt spine titling, pictorial dust-jacket. Book Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good except sunned spine and short split on one fold. A classic book on the subject of colour printing; first published in 1906 and published at £40 in 1990.

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William Shakespeare: An Illustrated Biography.
Holden, Anthony.

Book Description: Little, Brown Company, Boston, New York & London, 2002. Hard covers in dust-jacket. Quarto, 320pp. Ribbon marker. Book Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Just slight shelf wear. This book has splendid full page and double page colour plates which illustrate the text which has been abridged from Holden’s popular biography published in 1999. A large, heavy and beautiful book.

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Discourses on Several Subjects and Occasions. Volume 3.
Horne, George.

Book Description: J. Cooke, Oxford and G.G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster Row, London, for G. Woodfall, No. 22, Paternoster Row. 1799. Hard covers. Bound in original tree calf, with gilt decoration to spine and gilt rulings to the boards. Marbled endpapers, all edges speckled. Xiv + 360pp. Sermons by George Horne, D. D. Late Bishop of Norwich and President of Magdalen College, Oxford. Volume 3. Book Condition: Good. Text blocks crisp and clean and boards firmly attached but splitting at hinges; spine end torn and corners bumped. Sermons preached in a variety of churches, some in the 1780s, including: Considerations on the Sea, The Paralytic Healed, The Woman taken in Adultery, The Duty of Considering the Poor, The Children in the Temple, etc. Don’t buy a nasty modern reprint when the original is much less expensive!!

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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Volume II, only.
Johnson, Samuel.

Book Description: Nichols and Son; F. C. and J. Rivington (and many others), London, 1816. A New Edition in Twelve Volumes with an Essay on His Life and Genius by Arthur Murphy Esq. Hard covers, cloth, octavo, 472 pp. Vol 2 only, of 12. All edges marbled. Book Condition: Fully re-bound in brown cloth with a paper label. The old boards have been re-used and the original endpapers are a bit stained. There is a damp stain in the inner margins, most obvious in the later pages but it does not extend to the printed area. A very solid book. This volume opens with an essay on the plan for an English dictionary, a project for which Johnson is rightly famous. It also contains several essays about Shakespeare and his plays running to over 100 pages as well as 55 pages of observations on the Tragedy of Macbeth. This copy is priced to reflect the lack of a leather binding.

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The Oxford Book of French Verse, xiiith Century - xxth Century, (India Paper Edition).
Lucas, Chosen by St. John.

Book Description: O. U. P., Oxford, 1946. Original cloth hard-covers with dust-jacket. 12mo. 554 pp. First Edition, revised and reprinted. Silk marker. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, nibbled at corners and top and foot of spine.

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Mr Punch's County Songs.
Lucas, E.V. with E. H. Shepard.

Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd, London, 1928. Illustrated throughout by Ernest H. Shepard. Large quarto, hard covers. Blue cloth quarter binding with paper covered boards and label to upper board. No dust jacket. Very good condition. Very slight marking to upper board. (see images). 92pp including notes to the verses and pictures at the rear. Tiny and very neat owner's signature to pastedown.

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The Way of the Church: an Explanatory Outline of History, Worship, & Practice for English Catholics.
Mackenzie, K. D.

Book Description: Mowbray, London, 1956. Fifth printing. Soft covers. 12mo. viii + 268 pp. Book Condition: Very Good. A handbook for the High Church movement within the Church of England.

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The Lady of La Garaye.
Norton, Hon Mrs.

Book Description: Macmillan, London, 1866. Hard covers. Original green decorated cloth, gilt title, small 8vo, 153pp + 6 pp adverts, frontispiece and title vignette, top edges gilt, others uncut. Book Condition: Text clean and sound, corners bumped and cloth a little spotted. Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton (22 March 1808 – 15 June 1877) was a British feminist, social reformer, and author of the early and mid-nineteenth century. Caroline left her husband in 1836, following which her husband sued her close friend Lord Melbourne, the then Whig Prime Minister, for criminal conversation. The jury threw out the claim; however Caroline was unable to obtain a divorce and was denied access to her three sons. Caroline's intense campaigning led to the passing of the Custody of Infants Act 1839, the Matrimonial Causes Act 1857 and the Married Women's Property Act 1870. Caroline modelled for the fresco of Justice in the House of Lords by Daniel Maclise, who chose her because she was seen by many as a famous victim of injustice. The Lady of La Garaye was the last of 11 collections of poems she published along with five novels and many political pamphlets.

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The Forest of Wild Thyme.
Noyes, Alfred. Claude A. Shepperson (illustrator).

Book Description: William Blackwood, London, 1911. Hard covers. First Edition. Crown octavo, xvi + 82 pp. Uncut. Tissue guarded colour frontispiece + two other tissue guarded colour plates. Green cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Free of foxing. Top edges gilt (dulled). Small mark on front board (see image).

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A History of Astrology.
Parker, Derek and Julia.

Andre Deutsch Limited, London, 1983. Hard covers. Quarto. 192pp. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Neat inscription on ffep. Illustrations in colour and black and white.

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Ref 10569 : £7
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Off His Own Bat.
Pearce, St. John.

Ward Locke & Co, London, (N.D.). Crown 8vo. 320pp. Hard covers. Original pictorial cloth very slightly bubbled with one or two corners bumped and some shelf wear. A public school story of an unlikely boy becoming a cricketing hero!

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The Faith, Doctrine & Religion, Professed & Protected in the Realm of England, & Dominions of the Same; Expressed in Thirty Nine Articles.
Rogers, Thomas (? - 1616).

Book Description: London, 1675/81/91? Small quarto. Hard covers. Rebound in quarter calf with marbled boards. Spine has blind tooling and a neat leather label with gilt title. Title page and end of the preface (e and e2) provided in facsimile. These 3 editions, listed above, had (18) + 236pp as in this copy. Book Condition: In this new binding; very good. Firm and easily readable copy of this much re-issued work which nevertheless is scarce in a seventeenth century edition. The pages are toned as might be expected. Two images.

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The Green Book. Number 6. Autumn/Winter 1981.
Spencer, Keith, editor.

Book Description: The Green Book, Bath, Avon, 1981. Pictorial Card Covers. (iii) + 17 pp + 6 pp of period adverts. Book Condition: Very Good. A Celebration of the Native Genius of the British & Celtic Peoples. English landscape issue. The Glassware of Peter Tysoe, Artistic Sibship - Laurence and Clemence Housman, Edward Thomas – An Introduction, Profile of Tom and Laurie Clark and the Moschatel Press, verses from 8 poets including two from Graham Ovenden.

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The Chess-Player's Text-Book.
Staunton, H.

… A concise and easy introduction to the game. Published by John Jacques & Son, London. N. D. Revised by Rev. E. E. Cunnington. Hard covers. Small octavo. (2) + viii + 132pp + (8). Original red cloth boards with title and decoration in black to the upper board. Condition is good to very good. The only downside is that the text block has been refixed within the covers giving a tight binding with a somewhat uneven spine. Illustrated by Numerous Diagrams of Instructive Situations. Adverts for chess boards & alternative board games.

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Ref 10561 : £18
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
Stoppard, Tom.

Book Description: Faber and Faber, London, 1969. Soft covers. Reprint of 1968 Faber paper-covered editions. (Play first published 1967). Octavo, 92 pp. Pictorial wraps; photo of the performing characters lower half front cover. Book Condition: Very Good, neatly covered in protective film. Book plate to inside cover.

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English Books with Coloured Plates. 1790-1860. A Bibliographical Account of the Most Important Books Illustrated By English Artists in Colour, Aquatint and Colour Lithography.
Tooley, R.V.

Book Description: Dawsons, Folkestone, 1979. Revised edition (3rd Edition), with additions and Appendix. Hard covers. Cloth with dust-jacket. Quarto, x + 452 pp. Book Condition: Good, shelf-wear and a little bumped at extremities of spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Clipped jacket rubbed with repaired tear (see images). Mr Tooley has made a comprehensive and accurate collation of all the colour plate books published in England between 1790 and 1860 excluding those on botany and ornithology. Two images.

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