284 pp + 4 pages publisher's ads at rear, 18 black and white plates, red cloth with gilt titles. Spine darkened and marked, cover a little faded and spotted , inscription and tanning to endpapers - solid reading copy
Published in London by Darton and Hodge, this is the Rare First Edition of this scarce early Science Fiction fantasy Ballooning and Diving Adventure possibly influenced by the early Jules Verne novels which were just appearing in Britain at the same time, the book is figured in George Locke's "Spectrum of Fantasy" and Bleiler's "Checklist of Fantastic Literature", bound in the original pictorial gilt decorated cloth, page edges gilded all-round, internally illustrated with twelve full page illus
1907. Second Impression. 367 pages. No dust jacket. Blue pictorial boards. Bleach staining on front board. Second endpaper is missing. Mostly clean pages with moderate tanning and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Former owner's name on front endpaper, with rubbing and a few small nicks to text block edges. Some minor dog-eared corners. Cracked hinge and guttering with exposed netting. Binding remains firm. Occasional finger marking throughout. Moderate tanning along spine and board edges. Not
2 volumes, octavo. Uncut in original printed wrappers. Mostly unopened. Light sunning and creasing to spines from reading, contents foxed as usual. An exceptional copy in the original wrappers. First edition of Skarbek's most substantial contribution to economic theory, which influenced Karl Marx's theory of labour. The bibliography of economic literature at the end of vol. II, covering Xenophon to Voltaire, is particularly valuable. The book is uncommon in the original wrappers, especially in s
A lovely uncommon first thus edition of this illustrated encyclopedia on coins of the Roman Empire; by the renowned numismatist Edward A. Sydenham. This fascinating work attempts to place the coins of the Roman Empire in their historical setting and is hence organised in chronological order; from the beginning of the Empire to the third century wars of Gallienus. This is a first Anglo-American edition copy published in 1968. With charming in-text illustrations throughout. Condition: In the publi
1895. 151 pages. No dust jacket. Beige cloth with blue and red lettering. Rough cut page are moderately tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Inscription to front pastedown. Some internal hinge cracking and a loose binding. Boards have been moderately rub worn with some noticeable shelf wear to corners, spine and edges. Corners are bumped and a little frayed and spine ends are crushed, with some small splits and chips. With some tanning to spine and edges. Water
An original illuminated vellum leaf from a Medieval Book of Hours. It contains 12 lines, ruled in red, of written text in Latin. The text is a fine example of the popular Medieval script, used extensively for French vernacular books, known as lettre bâtarde. The leaf is executed in red and blue tempera, gold and liquid gold on vellum on both sides.
First edition, 4to (285 x 220 mm), xvi, 244pp., with half-title, 9 folding engraved plates, the Lawes stamp at head of title, orig. boards scuffed, cloth reback, uncut. William Amos (c.17451825), Lincolnshire farmer and Agriculturalist writer. Amos's interest in new agricultural practices led him to undertake a series of crop trials from 1783 onwards, and these convinced him of the superiority of seed-drilling over the traditional broadcast method of sowing. As early as 1787 he was developing h
A very scarce first edition of this work on the history of chemistry from the late eighteenth century. A useful guide to the history of chemistry, and one of many text books produced by an authority on the subject, Johann Friedrich Gmelin. In the original German. The eighteenth century was an important time for the development of modern chemistry. This work serves as a handy text-book to the science and provides a useful list of further scientific works for the reader. Gmelin was the son of the
Printed card wrappers with owner's inscription to top edge, light soiling and chipping to edges. Contents clean except for minor foxing. Binding cocked and shaken with one page separating. 126 pp. Stated Fourth Edition on title page and Second Edition on spine. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Interesting newspaper cutting laid in.
Frontispiece and numerous illustrations to the text. 4to. Very good in slightly rubbed dust-jacket. 350pp. NY, Thorough, well-illustrated piece of research sponsored by The Company of Military Collectors & Historians.
1968. 221 pages. No dust jacket, Folio edition with slipcase. Black cloth with silver lettering. Black marbled slipcase. Book is in better condition than most examples of this age. Neat, clean, well bound pages with very minimal foxing, tanning and thumbing. Small inscriptions and neat labels may be present. 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. Slip case is scuffed in places with min
Unpaginated. No dust jacket, Folio edition with slipcase. Black cloth with yellow lettering. Remains in original sealed plastic wrapping. Presumed clean, bright pages with firm binding. Little to no visible wear to spine, board edges and corners. Slipcase is very good, with little to no wear and bumping to boards.
Classic mid-century British architecture particularly well-illustrated with many colour plates. 208 p. : ill. (many colour). First edition, first printing. Brown cloth boards, unclipped dust jacket (now in a removable protective sleeve). Shelf wear and tears to jacket edges, small loss to top edge of front cover, no inscriptions. Photographs available on request. All books dispatched same or next working day in robust packaging.
The First UK Printing published by John Murray, London in 1958. The BOOK is in Near Fine condition with light pushing at the upper spine end. A hint of toning to the text-block. Light offsetting to the end-papers. Gilt titling and decoration remain bright. The WRAPPER is in Very Good++ or better condition. It is neatly clipped but the price remains on the lower flap. Light edge-wear at the spine tips. Mild toning to the spine, rear panel and flap edges. The 'Book Society Choice' wraparound Band
Octavo (199 x 123 mm). Contemporary green morocco, spine lettered in gilt and richly gilt to compartments, covers with gilt floral border, gilt turn-ins, cream endpapers, gilt edges. Original ornately gilt wrappers bound in. Some very light marking and rubbing to morocco, first few leaves slightly creased. A very good copy. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Shakespeare by Robinson after Droeshout, printed throughout in red and black, letterpress in double columns within red ruled borders. First
12mo, 170 x 98 mms., pp. [viii], 376, contemporary sheepskin; a few leaves sprung, ink stain on pages 22 - 23, corners worn, top and base of spine chipped. A fair copy This anthology was first published in 1758 and proved to be popular; it was reprinted five times between in the next thirt years, including an edition published in 1775 in Leipzig and Zullichau. It was also instrumental in forming a canon, as Barbara M. Benedict notes in her book, Making the Modern Reader: Cultural Mediation in Ea
[Children's Illustrated] FINELY BOUND, first Sambourne illustrated edition. Small quarto (21 x 17cm), pp.; 371; . With frequent in-text wood engravings by Sambourne. In slightly later green full crushed morocco by BAYNTUN for Charles E. Lauriat, with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spine; further gilt decoration to boards. Marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Some spotting to preliminaries. Spine sunned to brown. Light wear and bumping to outer edges. Lower joint starting, upper
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.4 x 5 inches). Some light foxing to a most pages but generally a very good copy in an attractive early twentieth century arts and crafts style binding of red/brown morocco. Spine with raised bands, each decorated with gilt dots. Compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Decorative gilt tooled borders on both boards with double ruled lines and floral corner pieces. Triple gilt ruled lines on turn-ins, with gilt dots in the corners. All edges gilt. A little rubbing to the ext
FIRST EDITION, 2 Volume Set. 4to. blue clothbound hardbacks, gilt. 510pp and 314pp. with colour and b/w illustrations. A clean set with no previous owners' markings or inscriptions. Very light soiling to cloth covers and small spot of wear to top edge of rear cover to Volume I. A VERY GOOD SET. (Shelf 14) PLEASE NOTE: VERY Heavy set (3.1 kg+): postage outside the UK might incur a surcharge.** Pictures available upon request, if not already displayed here.** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 2
A Lot of vintage books and log books, Includes Star Identifier/ Hydrographic office, Silk printed nautical themed certificate, Stowage the properties and stowage of cargoes 3rd edition 1954 and various ship log books.
John Dryden, The Comedies, Tragedies, and Operas, first collected edition, 2 voumes [London, Jacob Tonson and Richard Wellington 1701] large folding engraved portrait frontispiece (often lacking), titles printed in red and black, portrait with closed tear along fold, leaves towards end of both volumes a little mottled, engraved bookplates of William Denny to upper pastedowns, plus a Graham Pollard bookplate to pastedown of first volume, contemporary calf, covers ruled in blind, both volumes reba
London: The Kingsgate Press, 1946 and 1947, Reprinted Editions. Eight miniature books bound in soft leatherette with marbled endpapers and page edges, gilt titles to the spine. Thin volumes in good condition, two volumes loose (Shelley and Milton) with the text block detached. Around 95 pages to each volume with a selection of works by each poet selected and arranged by Walter Fancutt. Approximately 4 inches tall. Condition Report Externally Spine good condition gilt titles. Joints good co
Hardcover (no jacket) in good condition. Ex-library from Mansfield College in Oxford. Die Griechischen Christlichen Schriftsteller der Ersten Drei Jahrhunderte. Minor edgewear and a few light scores on the hardcover; minor nick on the spine head. Labels on the front pastedown. Light marks on a few pages. The binding is sound and all text is clear. CM
Quarto (200 x 136 mm). Nineteenth-century half vellum, marbled paper sides, titles in gilt to black morocco spine label, top and bottom edges marbled. Bookseller's ticket of T. Connolly, Dublin to front pastedown. Slight shaving to headlines, running titles, pagination and catchwords without any loss of comprehension. Boards very slightly bowed, minor rubbing to extremities, very faint water-staining to a couple of gatherings, book block edges foxed; a very good copy indeed. First edition of thi
Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1867 18th Edition. 12mo. Numerous illustrations and folding maps. Hardcover. Wear to edges of boards with small tear to cloth at top of spine. Hinges cracked, otherwise binding good. Minor foxing. Text and images bright. Overall Good condition. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL.
Three volumes. Boston, Lincolnshire: R. Roberts, 1875-1876. All volumes first impression. §One of a hand-numbered edition of 400 small-paper sets. WESTMINSTER DROLLERIES: 1875. [viii],xliv,[iv],125,,[vi],132,[lxxxiv]pp,+pp.ads. Extra title-page printed in red and black. Number 5 of 400; MERRY DROLLERY: 1875. [viii],xl,[ii],14,17-408pp.,+pp.ads. Frontispiece. Title-page printed in red and black. Number 243/400. ; CHOYCE DROLLERY: 1876. xxxviii,[vi],426pp.,+pp.ads. Frontispiece. Title
1967. 383 pages. Clipped illustrated jacket in plastic lamination over plain orange cloth. This is an Ex-Library book with expected inserts, plates, stamps and markings. Pages remain clear with moderate tanning throughout and some heavy occasional marking. Page 281 onwards affected by damp or liquid hence bobbling. Binding is good and all pages remain securely attached. Boards are moderately marked and have wear to edges, bumping to corners, some crushing and fraying to spine. Residual marking f
A good condition ex library copy with the usual markings. Rebound into original covers. Light wear with some signs of use. Mild tan to page edges. Binding is tight and secure and the contents are clear. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the ne
1st edition, hardback, 4to, 192pp, numerous photo illustrations, plans and drawings, parallel text in english, french and German, slight foxing, otherwise clean and sound, Very Good / Good dustwrapper, wrapper rubbed and slightly frayed
Hi, This lot is an 1888 Original Paperback Wisden with a Facsimile Spine. In Very Good Condition. The covers are very nice indeed, a couple of small feint marks to the rear cover but they are nice and square. The spine is expertly made and internally the pages are very clean, a touch of foxing mainly to the page block, which is pretty normal for a book from the 1880s. Tightly bound with minimal trimming.
Hardcover (no jacket) in good condition. Western Genesis of the idea of Zombies. Reprinted 1st edition. 320pp including 18 illustrations and 27 photographic (taken by the author) plates. The hardcover is lightly marked and worn with frayed leading corners, spine ends and front spine side. Foxing on the page block and a few pages. The half title page and last page are tanned. Dedication note penned on the FEP. The binding is sound; all content is clear. CM