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1957 British Optical Association Library Catalogue Volume III Leather Binding
1957 British Optical Association Library Catalogue Volume III Leather Binding

Price: £55.00

A scarce library catalogue, in attractive leather binding.Detailing the contens of the British Optical Association Library, as well as regulations for the library and explanatory notes, the work contains numerous vignettes throughout....

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1957 Clock Jacks and Bee Boles Country Sights Courtney Dainton First Edition
1957 Clock Jacks and Bee Boles Country Sights Courtney Dainton First Edition

Price: £19.99

A fascinating referential work listing various man-made objects from earlier centuries. Arranged alphabetically. Featuring twenty-three photographic plates and the original unclipped dustwrapper.

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1957 Greg Bibliography English Printed Drama Restoration Volume Three Reference
1957 Greg Bibliography English Printed Drama Restoration Volume Three Reference

Price: £90.00

Volume three of a four volume bibliography of English printed drama to the restoration.Originally issued to members of the bibliographical society, this volume focusses on illustrated monographs of the period.

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1957 William Jackson Records Of The Court Of The Stationers' Company 1602-1640
1957 William Jackson Records Of The Court Of The Stationers' Company 1602-1640

Price: £120.00

A bibliography of the court of the Stationers' Company from 1602-1640.A meticulous and exhaustive work, the volume reproduces the records of the company for the years stated, making for a facinating insight into its inner workings,...

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1958 Buck and Hickman General Catalogue of Tools and Supplies Industrial
1958 Buck and Hickman General Catalogue of Tools and Supplies Industrial

Price: £29.99

A trade catalogue for mechanical tools and supplies for Buck and Hickman of Whitechapel Road for 1958. With many illustrations throughout.

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1958 Guide to the Kent County Archives Office by Felix Hull
1958 Guide to the Kent County Archives Office by Felix Hull

Price: £21.99

A useful reference book on the Kent County Archives Office. Prepared for the County Archives Committee by Felix Hull, County Archivist. With a Foreword by The Rt. Hon. the Lord Cornwallis, Lord Lieutenant of Kent and Custos Rotulorum. From...

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1958 KELLY'S HANDBOOK Titled, Landed and Offical Classes genealogy
1958 KELLY'S HANDBOOK Titled, Landed and Offical Classes genealogy

Price: £29.99

An interesting edition of 'Kelly's Handbook' for the year 1948, with an alphabetical list of the royal warrant holders. Includes advertisements within for Clarion Insurance Approved Burglar Alarm, Maples Estate Offices, King's Detectives. ...

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1959 Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Trades Directory
1959 Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Trades Directory

Price: £120.00

A scarce edition of the Trades Directory for 1959 by the Brimingham Trade of Commerce.With photographs and advertisements.ScarceA primary source for a now largely vanished industrial heartland on the cusp of its disappearance.With...

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1959 The Victoria University Of Manchester Register Of Graduates 1st Edition
1959 The Victoria University Of Manchester Register Of Graduates 1st Edition

Price: £55.00

A scarce volume listing all of the graduates of Manchester University over the period.The list is alphabetical. In 1851 Owens College was founded: this was the oldest  forerunner institution to the University. The list runs...

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1959-70 2vols Dictionary of National Biography L. G. Wickham Legg George Smith
1959-70 2vols Dictionary of National Biography L. G. Wickham Legg George Smith

Price: £70.00

A two volume set of works being the notable British reference work. These two volume are in excellent

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1960 Benham's Book Of Quotations Proverbs Household Words Gurney Benham
1960 Benham's Book Of Quotations Proverbs Household Words Gurney Benham

Price: £34.99

A nice copy of Benham's collection of quotes and sayings, in a full vellum binding. 1960 reprint of 1948 edition. 'New and revised edition with supplement and with full indexes'.

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1960 Dictionnaire Erotique Moderne by Un Professeur de Langue Verte
1960 Dictionnaire Erotique Moderne by Un Professeur de Langue Verte

Price: £54.00

An erotic dictionary by Alfred Delvau.New edition, revised, corrected, considerably increased by the author and enriched with numerous citations.In French.One of a limited print run of 2500 copies.

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1960 Georges Rohner Catalogue Nicolas 1961 Illustrated 1st Edition
1960 Georges Rohner Catalogue Nicolas 1961 Illustrated 1st Edition

Price: £40.00

An illustrated catalogue of French wines for 1961.Beautifully illustrated with photographic representations of oil paintings representing rural themes.Distinctiely of its era in terms of design, this is a wonderfully vivid artefact...

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1960 Kelly's Handbook To The Titled Landed And Official Classes
1960 Kelly's Handbook To The Titled Landed And Official Classes

Price: £34.00

A uncommon 1960 edition of Kelly's Handbook.Detailing the members of various British classes, the work features many interesting contemporary adverts to the front of the book, offering intruiging insight into the era, as...

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1961 Kellys Directory Illustrated Merchants Manufacturers Shippers Advertisement
1961 Kellys Directory Illustrated Merchants Manufacturers Shippers Advertisement

Price: £44.00

A scarce edition of this trade directory from one of the largest and oldest directory publishers in the world. Illustrated advertisements for various services and products varying from insurance to carpets.Index to trades,...

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1961 Mores A Dissertation Upon English Typographical Founders And Founderies
1961 Mores A Dissertation Upon English Typographical Founders And Founderies

Price: £45.00

A volume detailing the history of typography in England.Originally published in 1778, and bound also with a catalogue of the typefoundry of John James (1782), the work contains forty-eight pages of facsimiles, a frontispiece plate...

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1961-2 Macdonald's English Directory and Gazetteer Scarce
1961-2 Macdonald's English Directory and Gazetteer Scarce

Price: £75.00

A scarce edition of the 1961-2 edition of Macdonald's English Directory and Gazetteer.Copyright.Compiled, Printed and Published by the Proprietors William Macdonald and Company, Limited.Seventy-First Annual EditionVolume I.

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1962-76 3 Vols Catalogue of Printed Books Wellcome Historical Library First Ed
1962-76 3 Vols Catalogue of Printed Books Wellcome Historical Library First Ed

Price: £295.00

A scarce first edition set of of catalogues listing all the works in the library printed before 1641 and from 1641 to 1850.The first volume consists of all the items printed before 1641 with this terminal date chosen because it...

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1963 Contemporary Printed Sources for British and Irish Economic History Hanson
1963 Contemporary Printed Sources for British and Irish Economic History Hanson

Price: £39.99

A bibliography of significant eighteenth-century economic texts. First Edition.

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1963 Everyman's English Pronouncing Dictionary Daniel Jones Twelfth Phonetic
1963 Everyman's English Pronouncing Dictionary Daniel Jones Twelfth Phonetic

Price: £35.00

A twelfth edition of this popular phonetic dictionary.A standard work revised and enlarged with all previous supplements included in the body of work, and a new supplement for the new edition.

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1963 Hanson Contemporary Printed Sources For British And Irish Economic History
1963 Hanson Contemporary Printed Sources For British And Irish Economic History

Price: £48.00

A reference volume concerning British and Irish economic history, in original dustwrapper.Detailing noteworthy sources for the subject for the years 1701-1750, the work is an interesting guide for documents on this subject.

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1964 Bibliotheca Bibliographici Catalogue of the Library of Geoffrey Keynes
1964 Bibliotheca Bibliographici Catalogue of the Library of Geoffrey Keynes

Price: £200.00

A striking first edition of the catalogue of the collection of bibliographer Geoffrey Keynes.From a limited print run of 500 copies. With colour plates throughout; and a list of plates at the front of the volume. Keynes (25 March 1887,...

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1964 Concise Dictionary of American Biography Genealogy
1964 Concise Dictionary of American Biography Genealogy

Price: £28.00

A compendium of biographies of notable Americans. The Dictionary of American Biography is a multi-volume reference work listing the dates of birth and death, ancestry, education and accomplishments of figures of American...

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1964 Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed, and Official Classes 1964
1964 Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed, and Official Classes 1964

Price: £24.99

An uncommon edition of Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed, and Official Classes.For the year 1964.Ninetieth annual edition.Published by Kelly's Directories Limited, Established 1799, the Oldest and Largest Directory Publishers...

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1964-1965 2vol Dictionary National Biography Concise Part I Part II
1964-1965 2vol Dictionary National Biography Concise Part I Part II

Price: £50.00

A complete two volume set of 'The Concise Dictionary of National Biography'. This work is separated into two volumes, with the first being an 'epitome' or summary of the the main 'Dictionary...

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1965 2vols Biographisch Literarisches Handworterbuch J C Poggendorff Science
1965 2vols Biographisch Literarisches Handworterbuch J C Poggendorff Science

Price: £190.00

A set of Poggendorff's work on notable scientists, in German.Complete in two volumes.Johann Christian Poggendorff (29 December 1796 24 January 1877), was a German physicist born in Hamburg. By far the greater and more important part...

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1965 3Vol Burke's Landed Gentry Heraldic Genealogical History Townend
1965 3Vol Burke's Landed Gentry Heraldic Genealogical History Townend

Price: £575.00

A complete three volume set of the eighteenth edition of this definitive guide to the landed gentry of the United Kingdom. Published between 1965 and 1972, each volume lists esteemed but untitled families from A to Z. Illustrated...

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1965 Les Ebenistes Parisiens Nineteenth Century Denise Ledoux-Lebard Plates
1965 Les Ebenistes Parisiens Nineteenth Century Denise Ledoux-Lebard Plates

Price: £90.00

A copy of this work on nineteenth century furniture from Paris.With photographic plates at the rear of the volume, displaying beautiful examples of the work presented; and reproductions of furniture makers' stamps throughout.Ouvrage...

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1965 St. Peter's College RADLEY REGISTER 1847-1962
1965 St. Peter's College RADLEY REGISTER 1847-1962

Price: £24.99

The seventh register for Radley College. 'Containing the names of all Radleians who entered before Michaelmas term 1962'. Includes birth dates, addresses, parents' names, short and abbreviated biographies, and death dates when...

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1965 The Works of Charles Darwin by R. B. Freeman First Edition Dustwrapper
1965 The Works of Charles Darwin by R. B. Freeman First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £65.00

The first edition of this bibliographical work of Charles Darwin. With four full page monochrome illustrations, including facsimile pages of Darwin's works.In this work, R. B. Freeman combines his two specialities of zoology and bookcollecting...

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1965-66 Kelly's Directory of Manufacturers and Merchants for Europe 79th Edition
1965-66 Kelly's Directory of Manufacturers and Merchants for Europe 79th Edition

Price: £69.99

The 79th edition of Kelly's Directory of Manufacturers and Merchants for Europe for the year 1965-66 Volume II. Kelly's Directory (or more formally, the Kelly's, Post Office and Harrod & Co Directory) was a trade directory...

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1966 2vol The Concise Oxford Dictionary Modern English Usage Fowler
1966 2vol The Concise Oxford Dictionary Modern English Usage Fowler

Price: £160.00

A handsome two volume set offering a comprehensive guide the English languages, its vocabulary and its usage. The set includes the fifth edition of 'The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current...

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1966-67 Kelly's Directory of Manufacturers and Merchants for Europe 80th Edition
1966-67 Kelly's Directory of Manufacturers and Merchants for Europe 80th Edition

Price: £59.99

The 80th edition of Kelly's Directory of Manufacturers and Merchants for Eurpe for the year 1966-67 Volume II. Kelly's Directory (or more formally, the Kelly's, Post Office and Harrod & Co Directory) was a trade directory in...

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1966-7 Government and Municipal Contractors Register Buying Guide
1966-7 Government and Municipal Contractors Register Buying Guide

Price: £39.00

A scarce edition of the Government & Municipal Contractors Register.A Buying Guide 1966-7 Edition.By Dunlop and Ranken Ltd, Structural Engineers and Steel Stockholders.

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1967 Who Was Who 1929-1940 Dictionary Directory Volume Three
1967 Who Was Who 1929-1940 Dictionary Directory Volume Three

Price: £28.00

A 1929-1940 edition of Who Was Who, volume three of the series.A opposed to Who's Who, in which notable British figures were noted for their achievenment in a given year, these works deal with the people who had died during the specified...

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1967-68 Kelly's Directory of Manufacturers and Merchants for GB 81st Edition
1967-68 Kelly's Directory of Manufacturers and Merchants for GB 81st Edition

Price: £59.99

The 81st edition of Kelly's Directory of Manufacturers and Merchants for Great Britain for the year 1967-68 Volume I. Kelly's Directory (or more formally, the Kelly's, Post Office and Harrod & Co Directory) was a trade directory...

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1968 Geoffrey Godden Encylopaedia British Pottery Porcelain Marks
1968 Geoffrey Godden Encylopaedia British Pottery Porcelain Marks

Price: £25.00

An extensive encyclopaedia of pottery and porcelain marks.Meticulously compiled and cross-referenced, this volume enables the reader to find information on the subject with ease and efficiency and contains illustrative plates and vignettes...

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1968 Historical Catalogue of Printed English Bibles 1525-1961 A S Herbert
1968 Historical Catalogue of Printed English Bibles 1525-1961 A S Herbert

Price: £120.00

A bibliographical work of all printed English Bibles, printed between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. Revised and expanded from the edition of T. H. Darlow and H. F. Moule.

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1968-1971 4vols Literatures Of The World English Translation Bibliography
1968-1971 4vols Literatures Of The World English Translation Bibliography

Price: £115.00

Four of six volumes of the Literatures of the World, bibliographies in English. Volume I, The Greek and Latin Literatures, is the First Edition, edited by Temple and Parks; with a list of contributors, and a preface by the editors.Volume...

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1968-69 2Vol The Register of John Pecham 1279-1292 F N Davis Eccleiastical
1968-69 2Vol The Register of John Pecham 1279-1292 F N Davis Eccleiastical

Price: £110.00

A two volume set of the register of John Pecham.Part of a wider series of publications by the Canterbury and York society but these two volumes form a complete work.The Canterbury and York society is a British text publication...

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1968-69 Kelly's Manufacturers and Merchants Directory Vol 1
1968-69 Kelly's Manufacturers and Merchants Directory Vol 1

Price: £60.00

The 82nd edition of Kelly's Directory of Manufacturers and Merchants for Great Britain for the year 1967-68 Volume I.Kelly's Directory  was a trade directory in the United Kingdom that listed all businesses and tradespeople in...

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1968-69 Kellys Manufacturers And Merchants Directory Volume 2 Industrial Service
1968-69 Kellys Manufacturers And Merchants Directory Volume 2 Industrial Service

Price: £180.00

Kelly's Manufacturers and Merchants Directory including Industrial Services 1968-69 Volume II by Kelly's Directories Limited. Volume two only of two.Published annually. This volume covers Europe, Africa, America, Asia, Oceania. Volume...

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1969 Genealogy Kelly's Handbook to the Titled Landed and Official Classes
1969 Genealogy Kelly's Handbook to the Titled Landed and Official Classes

Price: £23.99

A copy of Kelly's comprehensive list to British titled families in 1969.Ninty-fifth annual edition.Frederic Festus Kelly founded Kelly & Co., and he and various family members gradually expanded the company over the next several...

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1969 Kelly's Handbook to the Titled Landed and Official Classes GENEALOGY
1969 Kelly's Handbook to the Titled Landed and Official Classes GENEALOGY

Price: £24.99

A copy of Kelly's comprehensive list to British titled families in 1969. Frederic Festus Kelly founded Kelly & Co., and he and various family members gradually expanded the company over the next several decades, producing directories...

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1969 The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture Ralph Edwards
1969 The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture Ralph Edwards

Price: £69.99

The first edition of this dictionary of furniture. Third impression. Illustrated with numerous photographs throughout, including a coloured frontispiece.

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1969-70 Kelly's Directory of Manufacturers and Merchants International 83rd Ed
1969-70 Kelly's Directory of Manufacturers and Merchants International 83rd Ed

Price: £59.99

The 83rd edition of Kelly's Directory of Manufacturers and Merchants International for the year 1969-70 Volume II. Kelly's Directory (or more formally, the Kelly's, Post Office and Harrod & Co Directory) was a trade directory...

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1970 Canney And Knott Catalogue Of The Goldsmiths Library Of Economic Literature
1970 Canney And Knott Catalogue Of The Goldsmiths Library Of Economic Literature

Price: £28.00

The first volume of this Goldsmiths' University library catalogue.Detailing the economic works held in their library dating from before 1800, the work is an extensive document of the library's economics section, and contains a frontispice...

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1971 7Vols Birmingham Shakespeare Library Bibliography Catalogue Reference Books
1971 7Vols Birmingham Shakespeare Library Bibliography Catalogue Reference Books

Price: £395.00

A hugely comprehensive and exhaustive seven volume catalogue of the works held at The Birmingham Shakespeare Library.Rare and very rarely seen in this

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1971 Sporting Arms by Harrington and Richardson Arms Co
1971 Sporting Arms by Harrington and Richardson Arms Co

Price: £37.99

A catalogue of sporting arms sold by Harrington & Richardson Arms Co. Including rifles, shotguns and revolvers. With colour images of the products.

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1971 The Pewter Collector by H J L J Masse Revised With Additions
1971 The Pewter Collector by H J L J Masse Revised With Additions

Price: £29.99

An edition of The Pewter Collector.A guide to British pewter with some reference to foreign work.H. J. L. J. Masse revised with additions by Ronald F. Michaelis."A new, up-to-date, in part substantially re-written, edition of this...

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1971 William Camden Brittania Facsimile Chorographical Survey Stuart Piggott
1971 William Camden Brittania Facsimile Chorographical Survey Stuart Piggott

Price: £375.00

A facsimile of the 1695 edition of William Camden's Brittania, originally published by Edmun Gibson.The first chorographical and survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, also encompassing a history, the work was hugely...

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1972 Life in England in Aquatint and Lithography J R Abbey Coloured Frontis
1972 Life in England in Aquatint and Lithography J R Abbey Coloured Frontis

Price: £290.00

A smart copy of this record of illustration of life in England, taken from the collection of J. R. Abbey. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates, including a coloured frontispiece. Reprinted from the 1953 edition.

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1972 Mark Severin Engraved Bookplates European Ex Libris 1950-70 Illustrated
1972 Mark Severin Engraved Bookplates European Ex Libris 1950-70 Illustrated

Price: £80.00

A beautifully illustrated book on engraved bookplates.Illustrated with over 500 representations of bookplates by the finest engravers in Europe.Includes a list of bookplate societies, specimen exchange letters, international technical...

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1973 Francis Meynell Herbert Simon Fleuron Anthology Typography Reference Book
1973 Francis Meynell Herbert Simon Fleuron Anthology Typography Reference Book

Price: £55.00

A comprehensive guide to Fleurons, an ornamental typographic element.Illustrated throughout with plates and vignettes of their usage, there are chapters by many typography experts that trace the Fleuron's usage throughout the...

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1975 2vols Dictionary of National Biography Compact Edition In Two Vols Oxford
1975 2vols Dictionary of National Biography Compact Edition In Two Vols Oxford

Price: £140.00

The compact edition of the Dictionary of National Biography.The DNB is a standard reference work providing short biographies of notable figures from British history. It was first published in 1885 and has been updated for years to...

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1975 Arthur Burke Prominent Familes United States America Reference Book
1975 Arthur Burke Prominent Familes United States America Reference Book

Price: £50.00

A reference book of prominent American families.Including information on hugely influential families such as the Roosevelts and Clintons, this comprehensive work is introduced and edited by Arthur Meredith Burke.Contains the stamp...

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1975 Nineteenth Century Jewellery by Peter Hinks with Photographs First Edition
1975 Nineteenth Century Jewellery by Peter Hinks with Photographs First Edition

Price: £59.99

A historical work on Nineteenth Century Jewellery by Peter Hinks."More jewellery was made in Europe during the nineteenth century than in any other period before or since.""Peter Hinks is Sotheby's leading expert on nineteenth...

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1975-1979 3Vol Obituaries from The Times 1951-1975 Frank C. Roberts
1975-1979 3Vol Obituaries from The Times 1951-1975 Frank C. Roberts

Price: £99.99

A set of contemporary dictionaries and reference works; being reprints of the obituaries which appeared in the The Times, from the years 1951 through to 1975. An impressive source for students and researchers on the...

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1975-76 3Vol Sotheby Catalogue Library of the Stiftung Fur Botanik Arpad Plesch
1975-76 3Vol Sotheby Catalogue Library of the Stiftung Fur Botanik Arpad Plesch

Price: £140.00

A three volume set of this Sotheby's catalogue.With three pamphlets loosely inserted detailing estimates and realised prices.Illustrated throughout with colour and monochrome plates.A three part catalogue of the sale of the collection...

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1975-79 3Vol Frank C. Roberts Obituaries from The Times 1951-1975
1975-79 3Vol Frank C. Roberts Obituaries from The Times 1951-1975

Price: £115.00

A set of contemporary dictionaries and reference works; being reprints of the obituaries which appeared in the The Times, from the years 1951 through to 1975. An impressive source for students and researchers on the...

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1976 4Vol Le Tresor du Bibliophile Romantique et Moderne L Cartert Illustrated
1976 4Vol Le Tresor du Bibliophile Romantique et Moderne L Cartert Illustrated

Price: £600.00

A four volume set of this bibliography by L Carteret.One of a limited 800 copies.Illustrated with 281 plates.A bibliography of a selection of books of the nineteenth century, particularly first editions and illustrated works, produced...

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1976 Albert Hyamson Dictionary National Biography Reference Book Guide List
1976 Albert Hyamson Dictionary National Biography Reference Book Guide List

Price: £40.00

An uncommon second edition of Albert M. Hyamson's A Dictionary of Universal Biography.Entirely re-written for this edition, there is a full key ot the references included here, showing where the full biographies can be found to...

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1976 Boris Vian de A a Z Revue Obliques Film Music Art Illustrated
1976 Boris Vian de A a Z Revue Obliques Film Music Art Illustrated

Price: £59.99

An A-Z of the many works of French polymath, Boris Vian.Revues Obliques no. 8-9.In French. Boris Vian (10 March 1920 23 June 1959) was a writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer.Illustrated...

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1976 How to Live in a Flat W Heath Robinson K R G Browne Illustrated
1976 How to Live in a Flat W Heath Robinson K R G Browne Illustrated

Price: £89.99

A humorous guide to living in flats and apartments by Heath Robinson. Tenth impression. Illustrated throughout with many vignettes, and a frontispiece.

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1976 Supplement to the Sources for the History of Education Dr Higson
1976 Supplement to the Sources for the History of Education Dr Higson

Price: £28.00

A lsit of mateiral added to the Libraries of the Institutes and Schools of Education, 1965-1974.Together with works from certain universities, edited by Dr. Higson a fomer librarian at the University of Leicester.

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1978 A Bronte Bibliography by G Anthony Yablon and John R Turner First Edition
1978 A Bronte Bibliography by G Anthony Yablon and John R Turner First Edition

Price: £160.00

An attractive first edition of this bibliography of, and about, the works of the Bronte family.From the Introduction: "This bibliography is designed to assist librarians and others including the growing number of collectors interested...

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1978 BRITISH BOOK ILLUSTRATORS 1860-1900
1978 BRITISH BOOK ILLUSTRATORS 1860-1900

Price: £39.99

A limited edition of the Bibliography of British Book Illustrators 1860 - 1900 Bound in paper-covered boards, with a clipped dust wrapper. First edition Limited edition Number 385 of 1000 A comprehensive bibliography of...

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1979 Who Was Who 1961-1970 Adam and Charles Black Second Edition Biographies
1979 Who Was Who 1961-1970 Adam and Charles Black Second Edition Biographies

Price: £95.00

A bright, attractive copy of this biography and reference book.Serves as a companion to Who's Who, containing the biographies of those who died during the decade 1961-1970.

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1980 NATURAL HISTORY Manuscript Resources British Isles
1980 NATURAL HISTORY Manuscript Resources British Isles

Price: £59.99

Hardbound volume in brown cloth covered boards with glassine dustjacket. This volume contains a comprehensive list of where one can find original manuscripts in the UK for the purposes of research into natural history. ...

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1981 Craftsmen and Interior Decoration in England 1660-1820 by Geoffrey Beard
1981 Craftsmen and Interior Decoration in England 1660-1820 by Geoffrey Beard

Price: £89.99

A first edition of this volume of Craftsmen and Interior Decoration in England 1660-1820 by Geoffrey Beard. With sixteen coloured plates and one hundred and forty-five black and white plates. Part I is on Masters, Men and Materials,...

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1983 Ben Weinreb Christopher Hibbert London Encylopedia Reference Book
1983 Ben Weinreb Christopher Hibbert London Encylopedia Reference Book

Price: £80.00

A hugely extensive encyclopedia of London, compiled by antiquarian Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert.The recipient of notable acclaim upon the volume's release, reviews stated that no other book 'carried so much valuable information...

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1984 A Dictionary and Grammar of the Malayan Language Russell Jones W Marsden
1984 A Dictionary and Grammar of the Malayan Language Russell Jones W Marsden

Price: £40.00

A dictionary and reference work on the Malayan language.This is a facsimile of the original 1812 work.First thus.With an introduction by Russell Jones. The second volume of this work only. Lacking the first volume. A scarce and fascinating...

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1984 Phil Hardy The Encyclopedia Of Western Movies With Dustwrapper Illustrated
1984 Phil Hardy The Encyclopedia Of Western Movies With Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £60.00

A film encyclopedia dating from the 1980s.Dealing specifically with Westerns, the work approached the subject chronologically in decades, and features four hundred and fifty monochrome illustrations.

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1986 2vol Biographical Dictionaries Robert B Slocum Universal Biography Scarce
1986 2vol Biographical Dictionaries Robert B Slocum Universal Biography Scarce

Price: £59.99

A reference work on biographies from around the world. Second edition. Complete in two volumes.

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1987 - 1989 5vol The Estelle Doherty Collection Catalog
1987 - 1989 5vol The Estelle Doherty Collection Catalog

Price: £299.99

Catalogues of the auction of The Estelle Doheny Collection with prices. Five red cloth hardbacks with gilt lettering on their boards and spine. Carrie Estelle Doheny donated her rare book collection St. John's Seminary in Camarillo,...

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1988 Erasmus of ROTTERDAM The Man and the Scholar Weiland and Frijhoff
1988 Erasmus of ROTTERDAM The Man and the Scholar Weiland and Frijhoff

Price: £47.99

A scarce text recording the proceedings of the symposium held at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam 9-11 November 1986.  With many speeches in French including from Jean-Claude Margolin and Margherita Isnardi-Parente,...

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1990 Biblography of Economics 1751-1775 Henry Higgs
1990 Biblography of Economics 1751-1775 Henry Higgs

Price: £49.99

A comprehensive list of eighteenth-century writings of economic interest. Reprint of the 1935 edition published by the Cambridge University Press. Henry Higgs (4 March 1864-21 May 1940) was a British civil servant, economist,...

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1990 Stephenson Specimen Printing Types Various Ornaments Catalogue Letter
1990 Stephenson Specimen Printing Types Various Ornaments Catalogue Letter

Price: £40.00

Very scarce copy of this catalogue of two sales of S. & C. Stephenson.Printed roughly two centuries after the sales by the Printing Historical Society, the catalogues contains many illustrations and descriptions of printing apparatus....

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1991 Christopher Wood Dictionary Victorian Painters British Art Catalogue
1991 Christopher Wood Dictionary Victorian Painters British Art Catalogue

Price: £45.00

An uncommon edition of The Dictionary of Victorian Painters, volume IV of the 'Dictionary of British Art' series.Written by Christopher Wood, this exhaustive catalogue lists artists alphabetically, and contains information on both...

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1991 Illustrated ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FIREARMS IAN V. HOGG
1991 Illustrated ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FIREARMS IAN V. HOGG

Price: £24.99

A comprehensive reference guide to military and civil firearms. Bound in paper-covered boards with gilt lettering, and an unclipped dust wrapper. Ian V. Hogg (1926 2002) was a notable British author of books on firearms, artillery,...

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1991 Thom's Dublin and County Street Directory
1991 Thom's Dublin and County Street Directory

Price: £78.00

A scarce edition of Thom's Dublin & County Street Directory 1991.Thom's Dublin City and County Directory One Hundred and Fortieth Publication.A comprehensive Street List in alphabetical order showing occupants of Business and Residential...

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1991 Who Was Who Adam & Charles Black Index 1897-1990
1991 Who Was Who Adam & Charles Black Index 1897-1990

Price: £38.00

A first edition of this index to Who's Who.Serves as a cumulative companion to the Who's Who volumes from 1897-1990, containing the biographies of those who died during this period.

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1992 3vols The Concise Dictionary of National Biography Earliest Times to 1985
1992 3vols The Concise Dictionary of National Biography Earliest Times to 1985

Price: £55.00

A three volume set of works held in the original slipcase. A excellent example of this important work of biographical reference work. The concise edition of the National Biography. Held in...

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1992-3 4Vol The Concise Dictionary of National Biography Plus Supplement First
1992-3 4Vol The Concise Dictionary of National Biography Plus Supplement First

Price: £110.00

A four volume set of the Concise Dictionary of National Biography.First edition thus of the Concise Dictionary in three volumes with summaries of the biographies taken from the main work The Dictionary of National Biography.Together...

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1993 John Grigg The History of the Times 1966-81 Vol VI of VI First Ed Signed
1993 John Grigg The History of the Times 1966-81 Vol VI of VI First Ed Signed

Price: £125.00

A single volume fromt he History of the Times.Illustrated with numerous full page photographic platesVolume VI of original VI, although volume itself is complete covering The Thomson Years between 1966-1981.Signed and inscribed by...

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1998 A Dictionary of Suffolk Crests by Joan Corder First Edition
1998 A Dictionary of Suffolk Crests by Joan Corder First Edition

Price: £44.99

An illustrated dictionary of Suffolk Crests. "Joan Corder's Dictionary, so-called because it is not only an Ordinary of crests but also contains an index of names, is a companion to her earlier Dictionary of Suffolk Arms." "Together...

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2001 Catalogue of the Icelandic Collection Willard Fiske Hemannsson Facsimile
2001 Catalogue of the Icelandic Collection Willard Fiske Hemannsson Facsimile

Price: £120.00

A very interesting facsimile edition of the 1914 Catalogue of Icelandic Collection.This reference catalogue is formed from a collection of books bequeathed by Willard Fiske, American librarian and scholar. Fiske was the university...

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2003 Literature Lewis Clark Expedition Stephen Down Beckham Bibliography Essays
2003 Literature Lewis Clark Expedition Stephen Down Beckham Bibliography Essays

Price: £65.00

A very smart first edition copy of this volume chronicling the literature of the Lewis and Clark expedition.This extensively detailed and thoroughly illustrated work puts into place all the significant literature that has been written...

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2004 Rouse British Medieval Libary Catalogue Of Henry de Kirkestede
2004 Rouse British Medieval Libary Catalogue Of Henry de Kirkestede

Price: £55.00

A British library catalogue of works concerning Henry of Kirkestede.A medieval bibliographer and monk, Kirkestede was noted for compiling a universal bibliography of writers and their works. This extensive catalogue is testament to...

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2004 Rouse Henry Of Kirkestede Corpus Of British Medieval Library Catalogues
2004 Rouse Henry Of Kirkestede Corpus Of British Medieval Library Catalogues

Price: £60.00

A British library catalogue of works concerning Henry of Kirkestede.A medieval bibliographer and monk, Kirkestede was noted for compiling a universal bibliography of writers and their works. This extensive catalogue is testament to...

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2006 Making Cars at Crewe by Peter Ollerhead Signed by the Author
2006 Making Cars at Crewe by Peter Ollerhead Signed by the Author

Price: £59.99

A reference book about Making Cars at Crewe."Peter Ollerhead, a former Rolls-Royce employee, has spent years researching the history of the company in Crewe, from 1938 to 1998, focusing on the endeavours and the experiences of its...

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c1763-c1789 2vol Christian Ludwig A Dictionary English German and France
c1763-c1789 2vol Christian Ludwig A Dictionary English German and France

Price: £295.00

A two volume set of Christian Ludwig's dictionary's, in german and in english. A volume set of Christian Ludwig's Dictionary's, in a uniform binding. Volume I: A Dictionary English, German...

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C1802 Boulard Traduction Interlineaire Hollandaise Allemande Danoise Suedoise
C1802 Boulard Traduction Interlineaire Hollandaise Allemande Danoise Suedoise

Price: £75.00

A very scarce first French edition of this book on translations.Including translations from Dutch, German, Danish and Swedish, this book is an excellent example of the study of Northern European languages.

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c1812 GREEN Plans of Economy the Road to Ease and Independence
c1812 GREEN Plans of Economy the Road to Ease and Independence

Price: £89.99

A scarce edition of this once-wildly popular guide to domestic economy.Replete with exemplary tables of expenditure, this little volume seeks to educate the smallholder on prudent estate management with a view to establishing long-term...

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c1820s Catalogue of Splendid Curious Extensive Library Sir Mark Masterman Sykes
c1820s Catalogue of Splendid Curious Extensive Library Sir Mark Masterman Sykes

Price: £45.00

A catalogue of this library for auction.Sir Mark Masterman-Sykes, 3rd Baronet, born Mark Sykes (20 August 1771 16 February 1823) was an English landowner and politician, known as a book-collector.Sykes was famous as a bibliophile,...

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c1827 The Standard Miniature English Dictionary Samuel Johnson Scarce
c1827 The Standard Miniature English Dictionary Samuel Johnson Scarce

Price: £170.00

A scarce miniature edition of the English dictionary. Full title reads: 'The standard miniature English dictionary by Dr Samuel Johnson. To which are added, tables of words and phrases from the Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish languages;...

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C1830 Godin Instruction Levier Hydraulique Illustrated Diagrams Hydraulic Lever
C1830 Godin Instruction Levier Hydraulique Illustrated Diagrams Hydraulic Lever

Price: £120.00

An uncommon French instruction book on how to operate a hydraulic lever.The author, Jean-Francois Godin appears to be the owner of this particular model of lever by patent, and the volume contains two pull-out instructional diagrams...

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c1834 The Little Lexicon; or Multum in Parvo of the English Language By Maunder
c1834 The Little Lexicon; or Multum in Parvo of the English Language By Maunder

Price: £44.99

A little lexicon of the English Language. With an engraving of Samuel Johnson to frontispiece and an illustrated second title. The fifth edition. Carefully revised; with Additions from the Treasury of Knowledge. With an ink inscription...

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c1837 A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary by John Walker New Edition
c1837 A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary by John Walker New Edition

Price: £85.00

An uncommon edition of this Dictionary by John Walker.In which the sounds of letters, syllables, and words, are critically investigated, and systematically arranged; the influence of the Greek and Latin accent and quantity, on the...

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c1837 DICTIONARY English & German by J.H. KALTSCHMIDT
c1837 DICTIONARY English & German by J.H. KALTSCHMIDT

Price: £34.99

A German-English dictionary by Kaltschmidt. Bound in half-leather with gilt lettering and decoration and marbled paper-covered boards. Presumed First Edition. Stereotype-edition. Contains English-German and German-English...

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c1840 John Timbs The Literary World Popular Information and Entertainment Illus
c1840 John Timbs The Literary World Popular Information and Entertainment Illus

Price: £40.00

An illustrated compilation of popular information and entertainment.Contains a full year of weekly issues between March 1839 and March 1840. With numerous engravings illustrative of the sciences and arts; popular antiques; natural...

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c1845 SECRETARY'S ASSISTANT Clerical ADMIN Kingdom
c1845 SECRETARY'S ASSISTANT Clerical ADMIN Kingdom

Price: £59.99

  Full cloth binding with gilt bordered title to front board. A scarce copy of this mid nineteenth century work.  Contents are organised under the following headings; Her Majesty and the Royal Family Nobility and Gentry Navy...

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c1856 INTERVIEW Enquire Within ANON First
c1856 INTERVIEW Enquire Within ANON First

Price: £39.99

A presumed first edition of this intriguing Victorian collection of articles on diverse subjects. The preface, dated October 1856, states: 'The series of papers... will be found to convey an amount of information scarcely to...

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c1859 Critical Dictionary of the English and German Languages Thieme Part 1
c1859 Critical Dictionary of the English and German Languages Thieme Part 1

Price: £39.99

A copy of Thieme's English-German dictionary. New stereotype edition, greatly enlarged and improved. Dated using Copac. Part one only, containing the English-German translations.

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c1859 The Merchant and Tradesman's Hand-Book edited by T A Readwin
c1859 The Merchant and Tradesman's Hand-Book edited by T A Readwin

Price: £170.00

A hand-book for merchants and tradesmen by T. A. Readwin. Containing statistical information on money, corn, cloth, cotton, minerals, Metals, Trade, Commerce, Exports and Imports, &c. With a comprehensive calendar and political...

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c1860 4 Volumes The Dictionary of Architecture Rare
c1860 4 Volumes The Dictionary of Architecture Rare

Price: £450.00

A rare 8 volumes in 4 set of The Dictionary of Architecture.Issued by the Architectural Society.Volume 1 comes with a "List of Imperfections" to the set.Each volume is illustrated with full-page plates throughout, a select few...

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c1860 4vol in2 Cassell's Popular Natural History Illustrated Mamallia Birds Fish
c1860 4vol in2 Cassell's Popular Natural History Illustrated Mamallia Birds Fish

Price: £175.00

The complete four volumes of Cassell's Popular Natural History. Four volumes bound in two.Illustrated throughout, with nearly 1,500 vignette and full page engravings across all volumes. Including twelve plates to volume I and II, thirteen...

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c1860 5vols The Royal Dictionary-Cyclopaedia for Universal reference T Wright
c1860 5vols The Royal Dictionary-Cyclopaedia for Universal reference T Wright

Price: £250.00

Five extensive volumes of this encyclopaedia of knowledge. With an illustrated frontispiece to volumes I and III. With twenty additional plates to volume I, seven to volume II, nine to volume III, eleven to volume IV and eight to volume...

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c1867 Witcomb Dr Fisher New Guide to Modern Conversation in English and German
c1867 Witcomb Dr Fisher New Guide to Modern Conversation in English and German

Price: £49.00

An informative pocket sized work for conversational English and German,In English and German.Intended for use by travellers and students from both nationsWith dialogues on ordinary and familiar subjects augmented by dialogues on travelling,...

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c1868 2vol The Percy Anecdotes Reuben Percy and Sholto Percy General
c1868 2vol The Percy Anecdotes Reuben Percy and Sholto Percy General

Price: £59.99

A collection of essays on many different topics from the Percy brothers. A verbatim reprint of the original edition. With engraved frontispieces to each volume. Including essays on honour, genius, music, women, and many other...

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c1870 2vol The Technical Educator An Encyclopaedia Illustrated Colour Plates
c1870 2vol The Technical Educator An Encyclopaedia Illustrated Colour Plates

Price: £295.00

A scarce edition in four volumes of The Technical Educator: An Encyclopaedia of Technical Education illustrated throughout including some colour plates. In four volumes bound in two. Cassells Technical Educator was a intended...

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c1870 Beeton's DICTIONARY of Universal Information Emerson
c1870 Beeton's DICTIONARY of Universal Information Emerson

Price: £39.99

A detailed referential text containing descriptions of countries and town's of importance, biographies of eminent persons, historical associations, mythologies and pronunciation of names. New Edition. Volume one and two bound together. Featuring...

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c1880 2 Vol Nouveau Dictionnaire Universel Maurice Lachatre French Dictionary
c1880 2 Vol Nouveau Dictionnaire Universel Maurice Lachatre French Dictionary

Price: £145.00

A complete set of this illustrated French dictionary. 'New Universal Dictionary'. Complete in two volumes. In French. With illustrations in the text throughout. Maurice Lachtre is the pen name of Maurice de la Chatre, French...

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c1880 Bibliography of John Ruskin Published Prose and Verse
c1880 Bibliography of John Ruskin Published Prose and Verse

Price: £55.00

A bibliography of Ruskin's work; no date.Additional pages, 64-72pp. have been added by hand in pencil, with newspaper clippings detailing further works of John Ruskin. Fourth edition, revised and enlarged.

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c1880 The Amateur Pottery and Glass Painter by E Campbell Hancock
c1880 The Amateur Pottery and Glass Painter by E Campbell Hancock

Price: £49.99

A second edition of this reference book on pottery and glass painting. Illustrared with Chromo-Lithographs, Fac-similes from the Sketch Book of N. H. J. Westlake, and numerous Woodcuts. With an appendix reprinted by the special...

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c1880 The Practical Carver and Gilders Guide Picture Frame Makers Illustrated
c1880 The Practical Carver and Gilders Guide Picture Frame Makers Illustrated

Price: £160.00

An illustrated practical guide to carpentry and gilding.Illustrated with vignettes throughout as well as 9 full page plates and four pages of alphabets.With seven pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear.

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c1881 The Bibliographer Journal Of Book-Lore Volume I First Edition
c1881 The Bibliographer Journal Of Book-Lore Volume I First Edition

Price: £60.00

A scarce first volume, first edition of The Bibliographer.In the publishers' original paper binding.A noted journal of books and book-lore, the work contains a decorative title pages, as well as samples from bibliographies...

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c1887 Parlour Conjurer Conjuror Spencer Blackett British Standard Handbook No 19
c1887 Parlour Conjurer Conjuror Spencer Blackett British Standard Handbook No 19

Price: £595.00

A small instructional work on parlour magic.An extremely scarce work on parlour magic.Number 19 from the 'British Standard Handbooks' series from Spencer Blackett. Undated, copac estimates date at 1883. However, Spencer Blackett...

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c1889 The Rossall Register 1844-1889 W King School Lancashire Foldout Map
c1889 The Rossall Register 1844-1889 W King School Lancashire Foldout Map

Price: £29.99

Register of the staff and students of Rossall School, dating from the 1880s. Featuring a fold-out frontispiece. Rossall School is a British co-educational, independent school between Cleveleys and Fleetwood, Lancashire. ...

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c1890 Golden Links A Birthday Book Illustrated
c1890 Golden Links A Birthday Book Illustrated

Price: £48.00

This is a charmingly illustrated and personalised birthday book from the late nineteenth century.With illustrated extracts of poetry for each month of the year. Details

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c1890 Nouveau Dictionnaire Anglais-Francais et Francais-Anglais Clifton Fenard
c1890 Nouveau Dictionnaire Anglais-Francais et Francais-Anglais Clifton Fenard

Price: £30.00

A pocket sized English/French dictionary.In two parts, with the first being a French to English dictionary and the second an English to French dictionary.Undated, dated using Copac.With the layout across two columns, this compact dictionary...

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c1890 The Brook and its Banks by Rev. J. G. Wood Illustrated
c1890 The Brook and its Banks by Rev. J. G. Wood Illustrated

Price: £17.99

A new edition of The Brook and its Banks by the late Rev. J. G. Wood. With forty-five illustrations. From the Preface: "The reader is conducted along the banks of an English brook, and taught in the pleasantest of ways, and by...

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c1900 2v Dizionario di CULTURA UNIVERSALE
c1900 2v Dizionario di CULTURA UNIVERSALE

Price: £119.99

An illustrated Italian encyclopedia of culture and language from the turn of the century. In Italian. With a selection of illustrations, including colour plates and maps. In Two Volumes. Volume 1: A - H. Volume 2: I...

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c1900 2vol Clifton And Grimaux New Dictionary Of English And French Languages
c1900 2vol Clifton And Grimaux New Dictionary Of English And French Languages

Price: £79.99

A New Dictionary of the French and English Languages or Nouveau Dictionnaire Francais Anglais Compos sur un Plan Nouveau by E. C. Clifton and Adrian Grimaux. In two volumes complete. One volume is from English to French, the...

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c1900 5Vol The Standard Dictionary of the English Language Isaac Funk
c1900 5Vol The Standard Dictionary of the English Language Isaac Funk

Price: £195.00

A five volume set of this standard dictionary by Isaac Funk.Complete in five volumes. Dated from atlas title page.With an abridged cycolpaedia and atlas of the world.With 33 coloured maps and 33 plates.Edited by Isaac Kaufmann Funk...

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c1900 8vol in 4 Cassell's Encyclopaedia Storehouse of General Information Illus
c1900 8vol in 4 Cassell's Encyclopaedia Storehouse of General Information Illus

Price: £225.00

Eight volumes of Cassell's encyclopaedia.Eight volumes bound as four.Illustrated throughout with 76 plates over all eight volumes. Lacking 'European Colonies' plate to volume III, 'Ethnology' to volume IV, 'Telescopes' and writing'...

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c1900 Encyclopedie des Ouvrages de Dames by Therese de Dillmont
c1900 Encyclopedie des Ouvrages de Dames by Therese de Dillmont

Price: £89.99

A French reference book on female pastimes.Therese de Dillmont (10 October 1846 - 22 May 1890) was an Austrian needleworker and writer, "one of the most important pioneers in the international and multicultural enterprise of hobby...

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c1900 Illustrated Catalogue Milling Cutters Reamers Gauges James W Carr
c1900 Illustrated Catalogue Milling Cutters Reamers Gauges James W Carr

Price: £45.00

An illustrated catalogue by James W. Carr & Co. on available gauges, cutters, mills and other items for sale.With several engravings throughout.

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c1902 E Brewer The Readers Handbook to Famous Names in Fiction
c1902  E Brewer The  Readers Handbook to Famous Names in Fiction

Price: £60.00

A beautiful copy of the Revised Edition of Brewers Readers Handbook.This is a book of reference which also contains an English and American bibliography and a list of the authors and dates of dramas and operas.'The  object of...

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c1910 4Vol The Popular Educator a Complete Cyclopaedia of Educational Knowledge
c1910 4Vol The Popular Educator a Complete Cyclopaedia of Educational Knowledge

Price: £69.99

A uniformly bound complete set of The Popular Educator, comprising of facts, figures, and all subjects used in 'popular education'. Featuring one-thousand, four-hundred and twenty-one illustrations and diagrams, twelve folding...

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c1910 Auctioneers Institute Series of Papers Taverns Pottery Property Scarce
c1910 Auctioneers Institute Series of Papers Taverns Pottery Property Scarce

Price: £59.99

A series of papers delivered to The Auctioneers' Institute. Papers are 'English Pottery' by Frank Litchfield (1909), 'The Property Market Retrospect and Outlook' by J. Geo. Head (1910), 'Rights and Liabilities of Auctioneers...

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c1910 Automatic Telephone System Pamphlet
c1910 Automatic Telephone System Pamphlet

Price: £45.00

This is a pamphlet explaining the transition to the automatic telephone system in the early 20th century.This pamphlet, printed for informational purposes, explains this transition to the telephone system owner. The automatic telephone...

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c1910 Chambers and Co Alpha Cakes Scarce Edition
c1910 Chambers and Co Alpha Cakes Scarce Edition

Price: £24.99

A product catalogue for Chambers and Co Alpha Cakes. Manufacturers of Alpha Round Feeding and Dairy Cakes, Cubes and Meal. Suitable for all Classes of Stock, and Alpha Oil Cakes Highly Recommended for Feeding Beasts.

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c1910 Various Incunabula Xylographica Et Typographica 1455-1500 With Plates
c1910 Various Incunabula Xylographica Et Typographica 1455-1500 With Plates

Price: £60.00

A work on the illustrated books of Europe, from 1455-1500.Focussing on works of xylographic and typographic interest, the work contains facsimiles throughout, including one fold out, and has text written in German, French and...

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c1912 Wrexham Co-Operative Society, Ltd. 1890-1911 Coming of Age History Rare
c1912 Wrexham Co-Operative Society, Ltd. 1890-1911 Coming of Age History Rare

Price: £79.99

A very rare copy of the Wrexham Co-Operative Society's history.There are several plates throughout, displaying the likes of Committee Members, the Women's Guild and various stores throughout Wrexham itself.Wrexham is the largest town...

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c1914 Cameras and Photographic Materials Shields and Warren Ilford Illustrated
c1914 Cameras and Photographic Materials Shields and Warren Ilford Illustrated

Price: £59.99

An early twentieth-century catalogue of cameras and photographic equipment. Illustrated with numerous vignette engravings of cameras and equipment.

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c1914 Chambers's BIOGRAPHICAL Dictionary PATRICK GROOME
c1914 Chambers's BIOGRAPHICAL Dictionary PATRICK GROOME

Price: £59.99

A smartly bound copy of Chambers's useful and informative biographical dictionary. The preface is dated 1914.

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c1915 Chemical Handicraft Illustrative Catalogue of Chemical Apparatus Griffin
c1915 Chemical Handicraft Illustrative Catalogue of Chemical Apparatus Griffin

Price: £175.00

An illustrated catalogue of chemical apparatus from John J. Griffin and Son, including bullion balances, calorimeters, and more.Illustrated throughout with many illustrations in the text. With an index to the rear.

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c1915 National Froebel Union Regulations for Award Teachers' Certificates
c1915 National Froebel Union Regulations for Award Teachers' Certificates

Price: £29.99

A collection of the National Froebel Union's syllabus papers for 1915. The National Froebel Foundation Archive comprises a unique historical record of the Froebel movement in the UK. The Froebel Society [for the Promotion of the...

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c1919 English Hops by George Clinch with Illustrations
c1919 English Hops by George Clinch with Illustrations

Price: £79.99

A useful reference book on the cultivation of English hops.With numerous black and white illustrations."No survey of the natural wealth and industries of England can be regarded as complete  which does not include an account of...

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c1920 2vol Marvels of the Universe A Popular Work on the Marvels of Heaven Earth
c1920 2vol Marvels of the Universe A Popular Work on the Marvels of Heaven Earth

Price: £70.00

A large reference work containing many scientific articles.Complete in two volumes.Lacking title pages to both volumes and therefore all publication information is taken from Copac.This work contains a variety of articles written by...

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c1920 Chats on Photography Guide for Beginners W. Wallington Seventh Edition
c1920 Chats on Photography Guide for Beginners W. Wallington Seventh Edition

Price: £24.99

A charming pocket-sized guide to photography for beginners. Scarse seventh edition, fiftieth-thousand. Featuring photographic plates throughout, and contemporary advertisements to endpapers.

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c1920 New Edition of the Encyclopedia of Needlework by Therese de Dillmont
c1920 New Edition of the Encyclopedia of Needlework by Therese de Dillmont

Price: £39.99

An illustrated Encyclopedia of Needlework by Therese de Dillmont. New edition, revised and enlarged. The Encyclopedia of Needlework is published in English, French, German and Italian. Number of copies issued until now: 750,000. From...

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c1925 STYLE TITLE Complete Guide Social Address Ellen DESART Constance Hoster
c1925 STYLE TITLE Complete Guide Social Address Ellen DESART Constance Hoster

Price: £34.99

A comprehensive introduction social conventions of address, style and title. Written in a collaboration between Constance Holster and Ellen Countess of Desart, an Irish politician and company director.

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c1930 Collection of Vida Elastics and Laces Samples Salesman Volume Scarce
c1930 Collection of Vida Elastics and Laces Samples Salesman Volume Scarce

Price: £325.00

A salesmans sample portfolio of elastic and lace samples.  Containing samples of Vida elasti, thread and laces including boilproof Nylon and luxury thread.With 25 examples of elastic, thread and lace. This very...

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c1930 Courage in Colour by R Goulburn Lovell with Coloured Plates
c1930 Courage in Colour by R Goulburn Lovell with Coloured Plates

Price: £80.00

A scarce copy of Courage in Colour by R. Goulburn Lovell.Applied to personal attire and home surroundings.A simple exposition based upon the balanced primaries.With six facsimile colour plates and pocket containign two revolving discs...

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c1930 The Westminster Annual of Photographic Accessories Catalogue Illustrated
c1930 The Westminster Annual of Photographic Accessories Catalogue Illustrated

Price: £39.99

A twentieth-century catalogue of photographic accessories, published by The Westminster Photographic Exchange Ltd. Including details of leather cases, paper, tripods, and more. With many engraved illustrations throughout.

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c1931 Who's Who in Literature Mark Meredith Literary Year Book History Arts
c1931 Who's Who in Literature Mark Meredith Literary Year Book History Arts

Price: £30.00

A scarce edition of this literary companion for 1931.Edited by Mark Meredith, noted editor for The Literary Year Book between 1920-1932. With obituaries for various writers loosely inserted including Thomas Hardy who died in 1928....

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c1935 Dictionary Banking William Thomson
c1935 Dictionary Banking William Thomson

Price: £19.99

An unusual subscriber's copy of this informative financial dictionary. Bound in half maroon leather, with cloth coverings, and gilt lettering. With letter tabs to the fore-edge. Including a 'Dictionary of Banking...

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C1938 The Bankrupt Bookseller Speaks Again William Darling Bibliography
C1938 The Bankrupt Bookseller Speaks Again William Darling Bibliography

Price: £37.00

The successor to Darling's The Private Papers of a Bankrupt Bookseller.A fascinating semi-fictional account of the trials and tribulations of second hand bookselling. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD...

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c1939 Braby's General Catalogue No. 19 Frederick Braby and Co. Ltd.
c1939 Braby's General Catalogue No. 19 Frederick Braby and Co. Ltd.

Price: £99.99

A scarce and profusely illustrated catalogue for renowned manufacturer Frederick Braby and Co. Ltd. Bristol edition. Frederick Braby & Co. was a manufacturer of a vast range of products made from tin, zinc, lead and iron. The...

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c1949 The Morris Six Series MS Workshop Manual Illustrated
c1949 The Morris Six Series MS Workshop Manual Illustrated

Price: £29.00

This is a manual for the Morris Six of the MS Series.Morris Motors Limited was a British motor vehicle manufacturer formed in 1919.

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c1953 Quantuplication Media Planners Guide To Better Use Of Daily Herald Letter
c1953 Quantuplication Media Planners Guide To Better Use Of Daily Herald Letter

Price: £34.99

Quantuplication. A Media Planner's aid to the better use of the "Daily Herald". Issued by E. H. Hull, Advertisement Director, The "Daily Herald".With a letter from E. H. Hull dated 1952 regarding an advertisement in "The Times" along...

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c1959 Builders' and Decorators' Reference Book by DRURY
c1959 Builders' and Decorators' Reference Book by DRURY

Price: £36.99

A detailed reference book aimed at builders and decorators, with helpful illustrations. Bound in red cloth. Third edition.

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 This post shall begin with a tenuous link to a seemingly...

The World's Fair and Great Exhibition

 In 1851 London hosted an international exhibition in Hyde...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is a man who generally needs no introduction....

Winnie-The-Pooh Day and A A Milne

 Last week, the 18th January marked National 'Winnie -the-Pooh...

Blue Monday

Feeling a little downcast today? You’re not the only one....

Cosy Tales

 Given this chilly December air we have decided to discuss...

Science Fiction

 Last week the world saw the ‘supermoon’. The...

When is a book not a book?

 When is a book not a book? When it's a... No, this isn't...

Printing In A Time Of Revolution

Here at Rooke Books we have a large collection of interesting...

The Lesser Known Works of David Garrick

 David Garrick is known for his incredible influence on...

The Nonesuch Press

 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is an English idiom of...

Watermarks and Spurious Editions

 Paper. It’s been around since the 2nd Century AD,...

The Library of Hugh Selbourne

 Over the next few weeks our website will be seeing the...

Roald Dahl First Editions

Many of us have fond memories of the children’s books of...

The Darwin Legacy

 Charles Darwin is a figure who needs no introduction, but...

Elizabeth Greenly's Signed Letters of Horace Walpole

 As mentioned in our previous post, we have recently acquired...

The Regency Library of Elizabeth Greenly

 We have recently acquired several lots from the sale of...