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Adams, H. G.
Beautiful Shells - Nature, Structure and Uses Familiarly Explained
London, O. Newmann & Co. 1903
£45.00
Very attractive green cloth cover.Silver titles on spine and front cover. Decorated cover in blue, pink ,yellow and green flowers and silver shell. All page edges gilt. Bevelled cover edges.Very minor rubbing to top and btm.spine and corners.No inscr. 8 lovely colour plates and numerous engravings. Small publishers label inside front boards. VG
775
Anobile, Richard J. edited by
The Maltese Falcon
London, Macmillan 1974 1st
£20.00
Black cloth covers with silver titles on front cover and spine. Clean and tight. No inscription. Bottom corners slightly rubbed. Tiny ink mark on ffep. Over 1,400 frame blow-up photographs. Pictures and dialogue from the feature motion picture "The Maltese Falcon". Silver and black pictorial d/w. Slightly edge-chipped and price - clipped d/w. VG / G++
2440
Avi-Yonah, Michael Amiran, David H.K. Rothschild, Julius Jotham Meyer, H.M.Z. contributions by
Jerusalem The Saga Of The Holy City
Jerusalem, The Universitas 1954 1st limited edition
£150.00
Very large hardback ( 14" x 13" ).Beige linen cloth covers with cream colour pictorial inlay on front cover and cream b/w pictorial inlay on rear cover. Very slight rubbing to top and btm.of rear cover. Small repaired tear ( 1" )on rear endpaper. There are a number of tiny nicks to the edges of some pages, these are approx.2mm and do not affect the text or illustrations. Limited edition No 614 for subscibers only. The page stating the limited edition has two inscriptions of the original owners - Dr.J.A. Van De Merwe and Dr. B.S.Levine. There are 25 illustrations including 12 superb coloured plates,some are hand-coloured and some are mounted plates. Two of the colour plates are maps which are loose in a rear pocket. A Very Good copy.
3878
Baldwin Nick
THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 40
London, Warne 1974 1st edition
£10.50
HARDBACK with dustwrapper. Dark green covers with white titltes on front cover and spine.No inscription or name. Exceptionally clean and tight. describing models from 77 companies with over 250 illustrations. Attractive white pictorial dustwrapper, price-clipped and slightly darkened. VG+ / VG
6714
Baronetage
The Baronetage of England.
London, Stockdale John. 1806.
£145.00
Recased in blue cloth, 6"x4" 588pp, contains A new genealogical history of the existing English baronets, and baronets of Great Britain, and of the United Kingdom,from the institution of the order in 1611, to the last creation. with their Amorial Bearings correctly engraved. a V.G. copy.
50
Bartholomew John
THE OBSERVER'S WORLD ATLAS 91
London, Warne 1981 (only edition)
£75.00
Hardback. Attractive cream pictorial covers. No inscription or name. Front cover and spine have darkened and lettering has faded on spine (not on the front cover) otherwise very clean and tight and corners sharp. A nice copy of very scarce Observer. VERY GOOD.
6753
Bartholomew John
THE OBSERVER'S TOURIST ATLAS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND 63
London, Warne 1976 1st edition
£8.50
Hardback in dustwrapper. Tan covers with clear black titles on front cover and spine. Small address label on title page otherwise very clean and tight. Pictorial dustwrapper, a little edge-rubbed and browned and tiny edge repair at top corner. Not price-clipped. VG / G
6752
Bell, Florence
HUGH LOWTHIAN BELL 1878 - 1926
Middlesbrough, William Appleyard 1928 (printed for private circulation)
£75.00
Hardback ( 8" x 10 1/2" ). Blue half-leather with titles in gilt on spine and on front of blue cloth covers. There is some wear to ends of spine and three corners which has caused the blue colouring to wear away. Rear cover a little grubby. No inscription or name. Internally clean and tight. Decorated endpapers. There are 35 black and white photographs throughout. Very scarce.
6314
Bolgar, R. R.
The Classical Heritage and its beneficiaries
Cambridge, University Press 1954 1st
£25.00
Red cloth cover,clean and tight. Red and cream plastic - covered d/w. VG / VG
587
Brooks, David
THE STORY OF RICHMOND in YORKSHIRE
Richmond 1946 1st edition
£20.00
Hardback ( 6 1/2" x 9" ). No dustwrapper. Grubby cream covers with Coat of Arms and titles in brown on front cover. Ends of spine, spine edges and corners are a little rubbed. Childs neat name and address on inside of cover. Internally very clean and tight. There are numerous lovely wood engravings by E. M. Gray. A Good copy.
5931
Burns, Tom Scott
CANON ATKINSON AND HIS COUNTRY ( SIGNED COPY )
Leeds, M.T.D. Rigg 1986 LIMITED EDITION OF 50 LEATHER COPIES - THIS IS NO. 41
£20.00
Hardback ( 6" x 8 3/4" ). Beautifully bound in wine quarter leather with marbled boards and titles in gilt on spine. Foreword by Lord Downe. No inscription or name. Exceptionally bright, clean and tight ( AS NEW ). There are 42 black and white illustrations throughout. A FINE copy.
6051
Burton, Maurice
Reptiles and Amphibians of the World Hippo Books No.4
London, Longacre Press 1962
£9.50
Attractive colour pictorial covers. Hardback ( 5" x 4" ). Very clean and tight. No inscription. No d/w. 94 b/w illustrations and descriptions. VG+
3220
Burton, Maurice
Mammals of Great Britain Hippo books no.3
London, Longacre Press 1962
£9.50
Attractive colour pictorial covers. Hardback ( 5" x 4" ). No inscription. No d/w. Very clean and tight. 92 b/w illustrations and descriptions. VG+
3221
Calder, Nigel
Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual How to Maintain, Repair and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems
London, Adlard Coles Nautical 1993
£35.00
Black cloth covers with gilt titles on spine. No inscription. Very clean and tight. "Its scope encompasses all parts of the boat : electrical systems, engine, transmission, bilge pumps, steering systems, rigging,anchor windlasses, generators and much more ". Pictorial d/w. A Fine copy in a VG+ d/w
2670
Candeze, Dr. Ernest
Adventures Of A Field Cricket
London, Sampson Low 1881
£150.00
Green cloth covers highly decorated in gilt and black on both front cover and spine.Slight wear to corners and ends of spine. All page edges are gilt. No d/w. Small neat inscription on reverse of ffep. A little foxing to first few pages. Superb illustrations by C.Renard. A nice copy . VG
2677
Carducci, Giosue
Poesie Di Giosue Carducci MDCCCL - MCM
Bologna, Nicola Zanichelli MCMXIII
£25.00
Hardback. Dark wine cloth covers with titles in gilt on front cover and spine. Slight rubbing to ends of spine. No d/w. No inscription or name Clean and tight.. Wine marbled decorated endpapers. Some facsimiles of handwritten poems affixed in book. A Very Good copy.
4124
Chadwick Robert
IN AND AROUND CLEVELAND A TRIBUTE TO ALEC WRIGHT
Cleveland, Billingham Press 1986
£70.00
Hardback in a dustwrapper ( 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" ). Black cloth covers with titles in gilt on spine. No inscription or name. Exceptionally clean and tight with white pages and page edges. There are thirty SUPERB colour plates and thirty-one WONDERFUL black and white illustrations showing a selection of the beauty spots of Cleveland. Lovely pictorial dustwrapper with Guisborough Priory on front cover and Roseberry Topping on rear cover. VERY SCARCE. A FINE copy in VERY GOOD PLUS DUSTWRAPPER.
6808
Cooper, Ernest R.
MARDLES FROM SUFFOLK - A Taste of East Anglian Humour
Berkshire, Countryside Books 1989
£7.00
Softback-large format ( 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" ). Attractive photographic pictorial cover by Ronald Cobley. No inscription or name. Exceptionally clean and tight (as new! ) A FINE copy.
5771
Cotterill, H.B.
Homer's Odyssey
LOndon, George G. Harrap 1911
£50.00
Blue cloth covers with embossed decoration and titles in blue on front cover and gilt decoration and titles on spine. Large heavy book (8" x 11"). A few small marks on front and rear covers. Bumping to spine ends and corners are slightly rubbed. Internally very clean and tight. No inscription. No d/w. Uncut pages. Ribbon marker. 24 superb b/w illustrations by Patten Wilson. A nice copy. VG
3341
Croucher Robert M.
THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF MOTORCYCLES 61
London, Warne 1977 2nd edition (new edition)
£9.00
Hardback in dustwrapper. Maroon covers with clear white titles on front cover and spine. Feint remains of pencil inscription on first blank endpaper. Exceptionally clean, crisp and tight. Numerous black and white photographs throughout. Pictorial dustwrapper, some indentations on front cover. Spine and about 1/2" at btm.of front cover are a little browned. A Very Good copy.
6746
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