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Aldrin (Buzz) Reaching for the Moon, colour illustrations by Wendell Minor, signed to title by both author and illustrator, photograph of Aldrin loosely inserted, original pictorial boards, dust-jacket, very minor creasing at spine ends, 2005 § do Nascimento (Edson Arantes) "Pelé" & others. The Autobiography, translated by Daniel Hahn, limited edition signed by the author, illustrations, most colour, original boards, dust-jacket, slip-case, 2006; and 3 others, signed by the respective authors, 4
Comprenant les Matinées du Roi de Prusse; quelques Particularitées sur sa Vie Militaire, Privée et Littéraire; ses Opuscules Littéraires; son Testament; la Relation du Siége d'Asoph per les Russes, et du Voyage de Pierre 1er en Hollande, trouvée dans son Cabinet a Potzdam, etc. etc. etc. Précédés d'une Préface très-curieuse envoyée de Berlin. Publiés par. Light browning, otherwise very good in C19th half calf on marbled boards, just a little rubbed. l, [ii] table, 552pp. Paris, Uncommon, OCLC re
HARDBACK IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH BINDING, COMPLETE WITH FRONTIS ILLUSTRATION. BOOK MEASURES APPROX 8 X 5 INCHES WITH 429 PAGES. SOME WEAR, TEARS & LOSS TO CLOTH AT TOP & BOTTOM OF SPINE, FEW MINOR NICKS TO CLOTH AT EDGES OF BOARDS, CORNERS BUMPED, SOME CRACKING TO FRONT & REAR INNER HINGES [BOARDS ARE FIRMLY ATTACHED], NAME TO TITLE PAGE,VERY OCCASIONAL MINOR FOXING, BLEMISH OR CREASE TO PAGES. OVERALL SOME FAULTS BUT NOTHING TOO SERIOUS & STILL A GOOD-VERY GOOD ACCEPTABLE COPY AN UNCOMMON EARLY E
4 vols boxed set. Tall 8vo. Original gilt lettered vellum-backed decorative paper-laid boards (near Fine), in very torn glassine wrappers, lacks slipcase. Pp. various, illus with coloured plates (no inscriptions).
1929. 587 pages. No dust jacket. Vol. I. Navy cloth with gilt lettering. Boards are mottled with mould. Fairly bright pages with light tanning and moderate foxing to endpapers and page edges. Inscription on front endpaper, with rubbing and a few small nicks to text block edges. Some minor dog-eared corners. Former owner's name on front paste-down. Light tanning along spine and board edges. Forward leaning and bowed. Mild rub wear to surfaces and edges with crushing to spine ends and bumps to cor
xiii, 254pp + plates. 14 b/w plates + rear fold-out family tree. With rubbed, chipped, and stained dust jacket Final plate after 237 rather than at 234 as listed. VG: in very good condition. Tape repairs to jacket interior. Cover lightly marked. Light shelfwear and bumping. Partial browning to eps Board board cover with red cloth spine
Complete. Second Edition Including the Part omitted in the first. Ex Library with the usual stamps and seals. Good condition with rubbing to edges, recently rebounded, tanned edge paper. One volume has a tear to the top of the spine. Secure binding.
Limp back, 22x28cms, 20 pages including the covers, of these 12 pages are full colour illustration.There is some rubbing to the edges, some minor marks. Two of the original three staples remain, doing a good job. We can find no evidence for, or other existance of, this book. Not in Copac, no recorded copies found , no references to it. Unless you know otherwise!
ou les Élémens de la Fortification Permanente, Réguliere et Irréguliere, mis dans un Ordre plus Méthodique, qu'il ne s'est Pratiqué jusqu'à Présent, pour servir de Suite à la Science des Ingénieurs, de M. Belidor: avec Deux Nouvelles Méàthodes de fortifier une Place; plusieurs nouveaux Ouvrages, beaucoup de Remarques & de Planches &c. 4to. Title-page vignette and twenty folding plates. Light browning, some worming to the first fifty or so pages, marginal damp-staining, overall a good copy only i
Green decorative paper-covered boards, with loss on front board affecting title. Some wear to board edges and corners. Free endpapers a bit browned. Both hinges cracked and repaired. Light stain to page fore-edge and edge of rear board, but pages largely clean and unaffected with bright colour illustrations. A few pages have repaired tears. Used - Acceptable. Fair hardback
2 volumes in 1, duodecimo (156 x 94 mm). Contemporary quarter speckled calf, twin calf spine labels, spine ruled in gilt with floral roundels to four compartments, patterned paper boards, edges sprinkled red, blue page marker. Volume 1 lacking the terminal blank. Early inscription in French to title page. Extremities a little rubbed, front joint starting, front free endpaper partly loose, contents occasionally spotted, very minor loss to top corners of Q3-4, overall a bright, clean copy. Woodcut
1909. Second Edition. 499 pages. No dust jacket. Brown cloth with gilt lettering. Contains black and white photography and illustrations. Mild tanning to endpapers. Crack at guttering between front endpaper and half-title page. Pages remain bright and clear throughout with occasional thumb marking present. Boards have moderate shelf wear with rubbing and heavy corner bumping. Some prominent bleaching to surfaces and tanning to spine with crushing at ends.
1969. First Edition. 180 pages. Black pictorial dust jacket over pink cloth. Photographs by John Haynes. Pages are clean and bright with a firm binding. End papers and pages edges are lightly tanned and foxed. Thumb marks to page edges, heavier to endpapers. Boards are a little rub worn with some slight shelf wear to corners, spine and edges. Corners are a little bumped and spine ends are a little crushed. Bottom corner of spine is heavily bumped, causing cloth to crease. Book has a forward lean
, xxiv 1-824, 1-80 pages, contains 1400 illustrations of armorial bearings, also includes 80 pages of advertisements at the rear of the volume Royal Edition (176th Year of Publication) , corners and edges rubbed, covers marked slightly, spine sunned with small tears top and tail, front hinge split and front board loosely held, rear hinge split, pages clean, good condition , red cloth with gilt titles and decoration to front and spine, blindstamped decoration to rear, black endpapers, full gilt e
, 1-249 pages, contains 14 black woodcut plates and 1 colour plate First Edition , spine, corners and edges rubbed, spine sunned, covers marked and paper peeling on front board, fingermarks inside, untrimmed edges and endpapers foxed, fair condition , white cloth over the spine with white illustrated paper over hard covers, black titles on the front cover and spine, illustrated endpapers , octavo, 26.7 x 20 cm Hardback ISBN:
[Classic Literature] FINE PRIZE BINDING, volume VI of the Skerryvore Edition. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp.xii; 313; . Contemporary navy half calf for Charterhouse School, with raised bands, gilt titles to spine and blue cloth over boards. Gilt armorial crest stamped to upper board. All edge and endpapers marbled. Large school prize plate for Biology to front pastedown. Spine toned to a dark brown colour; just a little outer wear with some bumping to corners. Near fine. First published in 1893.
FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp xviii, , 456. burials graph and 5 maps within text, of which 2 full-page. Publsihers' dark blue cloth with gilt titles to spine in unclipped pictorial dust-jacket from John Gibson's "Plan of the Collieries on the Rivers Tyne and Wear". A clean tight copy; no annotation or inscriptions. Jacket lightly creased top edge. A Near Fine copy in like jacket. The first intensive study of an industrial community in early modern England, set in the Durham coalfield and drawing
First edition in a very good half leather binding. Folio. 12.75" x 9.5" x 2.25". [6pp.]/pp.92/[2pp.] + 316 leaves of plates. Photographs taken at the British Museum and plates and letterpress printed at Oxford by Horace Hart. Crimson calf spine and corners over crimson buckram. Flat spine with bright gilt titles. Top page edge gilt. Dedication to front endpaper dated 1919. Light foxing to free-endpapers, otherwise clean text and illustrations throughout, with just light foxing and blemishes to t
Volume one: first in series. Blue covers heavily watermarked to front and back but no obvious penetration to the reverse of the boards. Spine sunned. Edges scuffed. Spine with small tears to head and worn to tail. Corners worn. Faces of page block generally marked. Front hinge firm, rear hinge cracking: unsurprising, considering the weight of the book. Contemporary owner's name and date to front pastedown. Some loss to the lower corner of the ffep. Some toning of pages but contents generally bri
Second Edition, revised and augmented. 4to. Ten photogravure portrait plates, eighteen maps, some of them folding, many illustrations to the text. Very good in the original light card wraps, slightly rubbed. [iv], 576pp. Torino, Attractive pictorial history of Italian involvement in the Great War.
not paginated, Arabic and Latin text, contemporary full calf leather binding (18th century) with rich spine-gilt, gold-embossed decoration, marbled edges, marbled end papers, decorative gilt fillets on boards and on inside of end papers, upper spine and corners a little bumped, some pages are browned, otherwise copy in good condition. Rare work of the Weimar-born Protestant theologian and Orientalist Theodoricus Hackspan (1607-1659), who after his studies in Jena, Altdorf and Helmstedt, first be
1889. English translation. 523 pages. No dust jacket. Grey cloth hardback. Pages are mildly tanned but ultimately remains clear throughout. Illustrated. Moderate scuffing and use marking to boards and spine. Mildly tanned. Gilt dulled. Binding remains firm.
A very nice copy in the original Ward Locke wrapper. 256 foxed pages. Dated as 1929 on the copyright page. Previous owners name and date. Outer red boards with black lettering to the front and slightly faded spine. The original wrapper is complete with no loss. Shows a price of 2/6 net on the spine panel.
First edition. Rebound (probably in the 1950s) in grey cloth. Original label pasted onto spine. vi, , 542,  pp. Engraved title page, 15 further engraved plates and some further vignettes. Attractive stamp for the "Tetschner Bibliothek" to the verso of the title page. Although anonymous, the book was penned by the journalist and author Pierce Egan (1772-?1849) who also trained as a compositor/ printer. 230 by 150mm (9 by 6 inches). The label to the spine is a little nicked and somewhat da
Quarto, original cloth-backed boards, title gilt to the spine together with geometric decoration in brown, title to the front board in gilt and green, boards decorated with a repeated quatrefoil design in taupe, gilt panel, pale green decorated endpapers. With the dust jacket, title repeated from front board within debossed cartouche. Lowers corners rubbed, spine gilding a touch oxidised, else very good in slightly rubbed jacket with a few minor splits and chips. Tipped-in colour frontispiece an
The coloured [aquatint?) satirical caricature shows a group of dissolute looking men , including one military officer who has just knocked ovdr some wine, seated around a table with two black bottles. They are yawning and bored by the peroration of one lof their number. Size: 15.5 x 13.25 Ins Overall
The second edition of this illustrated work on the roads of Spain by George John Cayley. The second edition of this work. A fascinating work looking at the experiences of the author travelling in Spain in the nineteenth century. Illustrated with a frontispiece, vignette title, and four plates. Written by George John Cayley. Cayley was a lawyer who was known for his habit of travelling and living in other countries. He often adopted native dress whilst living in other countries. He also worked as
First Edition (first printing). Small 8vo. 120pp. Grey printed card wrappers with French flaps, very lightly discoloured, with a hint of wear to several corner tips and a touch of light occasional off-setting from the red wrap-around band. A very good copy with the original warp-around band laid-in, torn and with a small area of loss. Also laid-in is a postcard detailing a scene from the 1929 Old Vic production of 'Romeo and Juliet' starring John Gielgud and Adele Dixon, signed by Gielgud. Sever
SIGNED by the photographer. From Ian Dickson's 'Collector's Series'; a range of handmade box sets, each title containing seven hand-printed images in signed mounts; offered in Standard, Digital or De Luxe (best) edition. The Glimmer Twins comprises six silver gelatine prints of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards live on stage in 1973 and 1976, and one colour digital print of Keith Richards in concert, 1992; this is the superior DeLuxe edition which uses fibre-based prints (instead of resin-coated),
1961. 174 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over blue cloth. Contains black and white illustrations. Moderate tanning to pages, with light foxing throughout. Heavy tanning to text block edges and foxing to endpapers. Light marking to pastedowns. Boards have moderate shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and heavy sunning. Slight warping to boards. Unclipped jacket with heavy edge wear, large tears and chipping, causing loss around edges and spine. Heavy creasing, with r
Wheatley (Dennis) They Found Atlantis, first American edition, jacket price-clipped, spine ends and corners a little chipped, light surface soiling to lower panel, 1939; The Quest of Julian Day, ink ownership inscription, map endpapers, jacket spine slightly faded, spine ends and corners a little chipped, rubbing and creasing to head and foot, ; The Haunting of Toby Jugg, jacket extremities a little rubbed and creased, ; Sixty Days to Live, map endpapers, , all but the first fi
1942. 64 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth with blue illustration to front and blue lettering to spine. Two illustrated plates are detached but present. There is a previous owners inscription to front paste-down. The pages remain clear with some light tanning and foxing throughout and some occasional marking which is heavier towards the endpapers. The boards are light to moderately marked with moderate edge wear, bumping to corners, wear and some crushing to spine. Heavy sunning to spine.
Taschen, the publisher of Brobdingnagian art and design books, has collected one hundred interiors in two hefty volumes to produce a sort of Dictionary of global interiors. Clean, glossy, very large volumes housed in its own heavy-duty slipcase. A-M shows very slight 'stretch' to front flap. Text in ENGLISH, GERMAN, and FRENCH. ISBN 9783836529884. Prompt dispatch. Size: Folio
1957. 264 pages. Signed by the author. Orange and blue pictorial dust jacket over red cloth. Signed by the Author and dedicated to friend of the Author. Insert to front pastedown. Inscription to front pastedown. Pages are clean and bright with a firm binding. End papers and pages edges are lightly tanned and foxed. Corners are dogeared in places. Boards are a little rub worn with some slight shelf wear to corners, spine and edges. Corners are a little bumped and spine ends are a little crushed.
Mexico.- [Lopez de Gomara (Francisco)] The Pleasant Historie of the Conquest of the Weast India, now called new Spayne, Atchieved by the worthy Prince Hernando Cortes, first edition in English, largely printed in black letter, woodcut device on title, woodcut initials, first word of title and several headlines shaved, lower corner of title and a few other preliminary leaves repaired, just touching last word on a4, some slight worming and repairs to upper corners at beginning, stain to lower corn
First edition thus. Small 8vo. Near fine bright red cloth, gilt, light dust soiling to top edge, dustwrapper bright and unclipped with a sunned spine, otherwise a lovely clean example in the dustwrapper, second appearance of this title and first 'Phoenix Library' issue. xi, 257pp.
15th 1934. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. Blue cloth, black titles and vignettes of Christopher Robin and Pooh. Delightful b/w illustrations throughout. 159 pages. This is the "Cheap Edition" first published in 1934. Spotting and browning to spine. Erased pencil insription to front endpaper (can still see indentation marks). Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is browned and unevenly faded with edge-creasing and chipping; some scuffing/surface paper damage to wrapper. Lo
24 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges stained blue. With the pale blue dust jackets printed on the spine and front panel in black. One volume dented to the spine but overall a bright and clean set in the chipped but reasonably bright and clean jackets, a couple with significant loss and tearing at the folds and one jacket with tape repair across the spine and back panel. A good set. Photographic frontispiece to each volume. A complete set of the Hogarth Press'
[Crime fiction] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.197; , blank. Publisher's hardback in pictorial dust-wrapper. Collins' FILE COPY, marked as such to flyleaf. Sight wear at crown, minor toning otherwise an unused example. The publisher's editorial copy, although never corrected as such. Scarce (possibly unique).
1956. First Edition. 166 pages. Blue dust jacker over blue cloth. Contains black and white diagrams and photography. Previous owner's inscription to front endpaper. Mild foxing to half-title page. Mild tanning to pages throughout with occasional thumb marking present. Diagrams and photography remain clear. Light foxing to text block edges. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some white marking to front and sunning to spine with crushing at ends. Unclipped jacket ha
Circa 1919. Good condition with no wrapper. Brown boards, white lettering. Pictorial onlay to front cover. 84 pages. Early Reprint. Spine has been re glued (appears to have at one time been detached). Some chipping. Bumping and wear to corners. Small name in ink to front endpaper. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Some grubby margin marks and the odd foxspot. Front joint is a bit cracked. Packaged with care and promptly dispatched!
[Modern Literature] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.; 307; . Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the photographic dust-jacket by Ron Alexander. Slight dustiness to edges, cloth and jacket lightly handled, marginally toned to spine. Near fine.