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1909 Volume XIX No 2 The Monist Quarterly Magazine Devoted To Philosophy Science
1909 Volume XIX No 2 The Monist Quarterly Magazine Devoted To Philosophy Science

Price: £59.99

Volume XIX. No. 2 of periodical The Monist: A Quarterly Magazine Devoted to the Philosophy of Science. Edited by Dr. Paul Carus with associates E. C. Hegeler and Mary Carus. Illustrated with of black and white diagrams...

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1910 The Chanticlere Jesus College Cambridge Illustrated
1910 The Chanticlere Jesus College Cambridge Illustrated

Price: £120.00

An illustrated volume of Jesus College Cambridge's Chanticlere. Containing a variety of  poetry, stories, photographs, comical drawings and articles on students, past and present.  Spans...

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1912-13 The Girl's Own Paper Vol 34 Girl's Periodical Short Stories
1912-13 The Girl's Own Paper Vol 34 Girl's Periodical Short Stories

Price: £48.00

A collection of Girl's Own Paper numbers published around 1912.Volume thirty four. Dated based on volume number.With four colour platesGirl's Own Paper was a British story paper catering for girls and young women published...

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1914 Betica Revista Ilustrada Sevilla
1914 Betica Revista Ilustrada Sevilla

Price: £69.99

A scarce copy of this Spanish periodical containing many religious articles and poetry. Ano II, Numero 10 5th April 1914. Illustrated throughout with decorative head and tail pieces, as well as photographic plates. Featuring contemporary...

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1914-15 The Girl's Own Paper Vol 36 Girl's Periodical Short Stories
1914-15 The Girl's Own Paper Vol 36 Girl's Periodical Short Stories

Price: £49.00

A collection of Girl's Own Paper numbers published around 1914-15.Volume thirty six. Dated based on volume number.With seven colour platesGirl's Own Paper was a British story paper catering for girls and young women published...

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1914-20 2vol Connoisseur Magazine For Collectors Illustrated Volumes 38 And 58
1914-20 2vol Connoisseur Magazine For Collectors Illustrated Volumes 38 And 58

Price: £39.99

The Connoisseur, An Illustrated Magazine For Collectors Vol. XXXVIII (January - April, 1914) and Vol. LVIII (September - December, 1920), these volumes are scarce. With numerous illustrations, some of which are in colour. The...

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1916-17 2vol Chambers' Journal Seventh Series Pincher Martin
1916-17 2vol Chambers' Journal Seventh Series Pincher Martin

Price: £59.99

Two uniformly bound copies of Chambers' Journal from the early twentieth century. Seventh series. Containing volume VI (1916) and VII (1917). Including chapters of Pincher Martin by Taffrail, John Pardon's Choice by Mrs...

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1918 Records of the Indian Museum Vol XIV Nelson Annandale Illus
1918 Records of the Indian Museum Vol XIV Nelson Annandale Illus

Price: £125.00

Nelson Annandale and Frederic Gravely's study at the Inle Lake in Burma. This volume of 'Records of the Indian Museum' contains observations and research conducted by Nelson Arnnandale and Frederic...

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1919 The London Mercury Periodical November 1919 Volume I No I J C Squire
1919 The London Mercury Periodical November 1919 Volume I No I J C Squire

Price: £60.00

The first volume, first issue of the London Mercury. Edited by J.C Squire. Comprising of poetry by the likes of Thomas Hardy, Rupert Brooke, W J Turner, Siegfried Sassoon and more. There are...

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1920-25 3 vols PUNCH Humour Cartoons Illustrated
1920-25 3 vols PUNCH Humour Cartoons Illustrated

Price: £129.99

Three hardbound volumes in burgundy cloth covered boards with gilt detailing to the spine and front board, illustrated throughout. Punch was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire published from 1841 to 1992 and from...

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1924-1926 2vol The Field The Country Gentleman's Newspaper Vol 143 147 Very Scarce
1924-1926 2vol The Field The Country Gentleman's Newspaper Vol 143 147 Very Scarce

Price: £450.00

A very scarce collection of interwar period folio issues from the world's oldest country and field sports magazine 'The Field; in an attractive full green cloth binding, with elaborate gilt stamped designs to the boards...

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1924-1926 Eton College Chronicle BIrdsall Binding Scarce Periodical
1924-1926 Eton College Chronicle BIrdsall Binding Scarce Periodical

Price: £150.00

A pleasing copy of this scarce three year run of The Eton Chronicle, handsomely bound in a Birdsall binding. An uninterrupted run of The Eton Chronicle from Thursday October 2nd 1924 (No. 1902)...

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1924-1932 2 vols The Newspaper Directory and Advertisers Guide Foreign Press
1924-1932 2 vols The Newspaper Directory and Advertisers Guide Foreign Press

Price: £65.00

Two scarce editions of the newspaper map of Great Britain and Ireland. Illustrated title pages with various illustrated advertisements throughout. Also contains an advertiser's guide and particulars of every newspaper, magazine, review,...

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1924-5 26vol Rovering Outdoor Magazine for Boys Scouting A L Haydon
1924-5 26vol Rovering Outdoor Magazine for Boys Scouting A L Haydon

Price: £400.00

Twenty-six issues of the outdoors magazine for young men published in the 1920s, Rovering.Containing adverts, short stories, essays, and more. Illustrated throughout with many photographs and illustrations. Including:Number 14, volume...

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1928 Almanach Vermot Maurice Vermot French Periodical Illus Colour Plates 1st
1928 Almanach Vermot Maurice Vermot French Periodical Illus Colour Plates 1st

Price: £48.00

The first edition of this comical and informative French annual, illustration throughout. The first edition of this work. In the original French. 'Almanach Vermot' was a French annual periodical,...

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1929-1939 10Vol The British Shoeman Boot Traders Makers Scarce Advertisements
1929-1939 10Vol The British Shoeman Boot Traders Makers Scarce Advertisements

Price: £750.00

A very scarce set of this 20th century trade periodical.Original source material.Produced by the National Trade Press.Volumes 9-18, covering 1929-1939. Each volume runs from May to April the following year.A trade periodical servings...

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1930 The Liverpool Review Religious Social Industrial Volume V Illustrated
1930 The Liverpool Review Religious Social Industrial Volume V Illustrated

Price: £29.99

A scarce copy of the ecclesiastical periodical, The Liverpool Review, from July 1930. Volume V, number 7 (The Jubilee Number). Including adverts, photographs, sermons, and more.

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1930 The Tribute D Mackenzie Colour Plates Advertisements Short Stories
1930 The Tribute D Mackenzie Colour Plates Advertisements Short Stories

Price: £34.99

A scarce copy of this homage to the reign of George V, published for the anniversary of his recovery from septicaemia. Edition de luxe. Including advertisements, illustrations, short stories and much more. Illustrated with numerous...

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1931 A Century of Journalism The Sydney Morning Herald 1831-1931 Australian Life
1931 A Century of Journalism The Sydney Morning Herald 1831-1931 Australian Life

Price: £90.00

An interesting collection of articles from The Sydney Morning Herald.This collection contains articles from the Herald's infancy in 1831 to the date of this publication in 1931. Illustrated throughout with twelve colour plates,...

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1931 The Fourth New Yorker Album Robert Benchley Illustrated Album
1931 The Fourth New Yorker Album Robert Benchley Illustrated Album

Price: £55.00

A collection of cartoons and drawings from the 'New Yorker'. With a foreword by Robert Charles Benchley, In the original publisher's binding. 'The New Yorker' is an American reportage magazine...

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1931 The Times Newspaper Royal Edition November With Daily Mail Silver Jubilee
1931 The Times Newspaper Royal Edition November With Daily Mail Silver Jubilee

Price: £140.00

A collection of 25 editions of The Times Newspaper from November 1931. Containing consecutive issues from Monday 2nd November to 30th November 1931 (excluding Sundays), numbered 969-993 (collated complete). Royal edition. Containing...

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1932-33 2 vols ACTA APOSTOLICAE SEDIS Holy See VATICAN
1932-33 2 vols ACTA APOSTOLICAE SEDIS Holy See VATICAN

Price: £59.99

Nicely bound in vellum with marbled boards and smart contrasting black spine labels.  In Latin. Includes the issues for the years 1932 and 1933. The Acta Apostolicae Sedis (literally "Acts of the Apostolic See" in Latin) is...

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1933 26Vol The Great War Photographs Drawings and Maps Original Parts Churchill
1933 26Vol The Great War Photographs Drawings and Maps Original Parts Churchill

Price: £750.00

An uncommon collection of these periodicals dealing with the scenes and various fronts associated with the first world war, in the original 26 fortnightly parts. Bound in their original pictorial wrappers. Fully illustrated...

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1933 The Railway Magazine Volume LXXIII Illus Folding Colour Plate First Edition
1933 The Railway Magazine Volume LXXIII Illus Folding Colour Plate First Edition

Price: £45.00

The first edition of this collection of the July to December copies of 'The Railway Magazine', illustrated throughout, including with a colour folding plate. The first edition of this work....

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1934 Bradford Rag Times Scarce Satirical Periodical Technical College Scarce
1934 Bradford Rag Times Scarce Satirical Periodical Technical College Scarce

Price: £160.00

A satirical periodical publication from the British town of Bradford. Appears to be a produce of some individuals from the Bradford Technical College. An unusual, and very scarce work. This...

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1935 Bradford Rag Times Scarce Satirical Periodical Technical College Scarce
1935 Bradford Rag Times Scarce Satirical Periodical Technical College Scarce

Price: £160.00

A satirical periodical publication from the British town of Bradford containing a variety of articles. Appears to be a produce of some individuals from the Bradford Technical College. An unusual,...

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1935 Doidge's Western Counties Illustrated Annual Mevagissey Cornwall Folding Plate
1935 Doidge's Western Counties Illustrated Annual Mevagissey Cornwall Folding Plate

Price: £38.00

A charming copy of the 67th publication of 'Doidge's Western Counties Illustrated Annual'. With a folding plate depicting Mevagissey, Cornwall. A publication dedicated to the south-west of England....

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1935 The Connoisseur Magazine Spetember 1935 Vol XCVI No 409 scarce
1935 The Connoisseur Magazine Spetember 1935 Vol XCVI No 409 scarce

Price: £19.99

The original Connoisseur Magazine was created in 1904, a periodical and chronicle for collectors and investors in fine art, collectibles and antique furniture. This scarce edition features the Acton Surgery on Bond Street, London...

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1935 The Times Newspaper Royal Edition
1935 The Times Newspaper Royal Edition

Price: £250.00

A collection of  editions of The Times Newspaper from July 1935. Containing consecutive issues from 1st July to 31st July 1935 (excluding Sundays), numbered 47, 104-130 (collated complete). Royal edition. Containing...

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1936-1937 35vols The New Motoring Encyclopedia Periodical Maps Very Scarce
1936-1937 35vols The New Motoring Encyclopedia Periodical Maps Very Scarce

Price: £120.00

A very scarce complete run of this motoring magazine, in the original paper wraps and with the very scarce map cards. Complete in thirty five volumes with thirty one supplementary maps and...

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1937-1938 3vol Poetry of Today Quarterly Extra of Poetry Review Scarce Set
1937-1938 3vol Poetry of Today Quarterly Extra of Poetry Review Scarce Set

Price: £29.99

Three issues of Poetry of Today, an additional "extra" of Poetry Review. Poetry Review is the magazine of the Poetry Society. Founded in 1912, shortly after the establishment of the Society, its editors have included such poets...

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1940-1943 2vol Boletim Da Direcao Geral Dos Edificios Monumentos Nacionais Plate
1940-1943 2vol Boletim Da Direcao Geral Dos Edificios Monumentos Nacionais Plate

Price: £195.00

A collection of a periodical of in the field of Portuguese architectural history and archaeology 'Bulletin of the general direction of the buildings and national monuments'. Highly illustrated with numerous charts, maps and...

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1941 Chums Annual The Amalgamated Press Illustrated Publishers Cloth Scarce
1941 Chums Annual The Amalgamated Press Illustrated Publishers Cloth Scarce

Price: £60.00

A scarce work of this notable children's annual from the twentieth century, illustrated with four bright colour plates A scarce children's annual from the mid-20th century. Handsomely bound...

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1941 Daily TELEGRAPH Second MISCELLANY Firth
1941 Daily TELEGRAPH Second MISCELLANY Firth

Price: £49.99

The second volume of collected Daily Telegraph miscellany, dating from the Second World War. With a wonderful introduction from J. B. Firth.

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1944 Sussex County Magazine Volume XVIII January to December 1944 Illustrated
1944 Sussex County Magazine Volume XVIII January to December 1944 Illustrated

Price: £30.00

A illustrated collection of Arthur Beckett's 'Sussex Country Magazine' from January to December 1944. Volume XVIII of the 'Sussex County Magazine', collecting the issues from January to December...

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1946-73 60vol The Blackwood's Magazine Miscellany Periodical Manson Hole
1946-73 60vol The Blackwood's Magazine Miscellany Periodical Manson Hole

Price: £295.00

A collection of sixty editions of Blackwood's Magazine, published between 1946 and 1973.Containing: Number 1565: March 1946Number 1566: April 1946Number 1567: May 1946Number 1572: October 1946Number 1573: November 1946Number 1574:...

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1946-8 6 Vol Supplement London Gazette War Office Middle East African Campaign
1946-8 6 Vol Supplement London Gazette War Office Middle East African Campaign

Price: £120.00

A collection of supplements to The London Gazette.An official journal recording the movements of the British government, The London Gazette claims to be the oldest English newspaper. Though it does not have a large circulation...

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1949 This England Audrey Hilton Illustrated Ronald Searle First Edition
1949 This England Audrey Hilton Illustrated Ronald Searle First Edition

Price: £49.99

A nice copy of this humorous collection of cuttings from various English tabloids between 1946 and 1949. Illustrated throughout by Ronald Searle, featuring the original coloured pictorial paper wraps. "They make us rave, they make...

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1951-1964 12vol Archivum Revue Internationale des Archives UNESCO
1951-1964 12vol Archivum Revue Internationale des Archives UNESCO

Price: £290.00

Eleven volumes of Archivum, containing the proceedings of the International Congress of Archives, along with the first volume of the supplementary bibliography. Most of the text is in French with occasional sections in...

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1951-56 5Vol Vor Viden Magasin For Ny Teknik og Forskning Technology Magazine
1951-56 5Vol Vor Viden Magasin For Ny Teknik og Forskning Technology Magazine

Price: £175.00

A collection of volumes of Vor Viden magazine.In Danish.Volumes are: I. Den Modern Teknik- Liv Ogt Stof- Dyrelivet- Fra Kemikerens VarkstedII-III. 2 Raekke [Second Number] Volumes I-II, 1951-1952IV. 3 Raekke [Third Number] Volume...

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1959-1964 5vol British Farmer Magazine National Farmers Union Weekly
1959-1964 5vol British Farmer Magazine National Farmers Union Weekly

Price: £150.00

Five separately bound weekly issues of The British Farmer, the official magazine of The National Farmers' Union of England and Wales. Each is the first issue of its respective year and features the NFU's Annual Report. Collection is...

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1963 23 November KENNEDY ASSASSINATED! New York Herald Tribune Newspaper
1963 23 November KENNEDY ASSASSINATED! New York Herald Tribune Newspaper

Price: £69.99

An original copy of the New York Herald Tribune from the morning of Saturday 23 November 1963, carrying the headling KENNEDY ASSASSINATED - Johnson Sworn in as President.  Highly collectible.The New York Herald Tribune was a...

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1975 Here at the 'New Yorker' Brendan Gill First Edition Dustwrapper
1975 Here at the 'New Yorker' Brendan Gill First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £40.00

A reference work on American magazine 'The New Yorker' by regular contributor, Brendan Gill. Issued as a celebration of the magazine's fiftieth birthday and Gill's own fortieth anniversary...

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1975 La Revolution Surrealiste 1924-9 Periodical Illustrated
1975 La Revolution Surrealiste 1924-9 Periodical Illustrated

Price: £245.00

A handsome uncommon copy of La Rvolution Surraliste.With numerous illustrations.A collection of twelve issues of the daring publication founded by Surrealist painters in the early twentieth century. Containing a great amount of literature...

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1979-82 7 vols MODEL ENGINEER Magazine Trains 145 - 149
1979-82 7 vols MODEL ENGINEER Magazine Trains 145 - 149

Price: £444.00

A great collection for model enthusiasts, issues of one of Britain's foremost model magazines, Model Engineer from January 1979 through to December 1981, with July-Dec 1982 included: in modern fine bindings. Complete with...

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1981-2013 31Vols The Antiquaries Journal Society of Antiquaries of London Illus
1981-2013 31Vols The Antiquaries Journal Society of Antiquaries of London Illus

Price: £335.00

A thirty one volume set of the noted Antiquaries Journal produced by the Society of Antiquaries London.Volumes as follows: LXI Part II (1981), LXII Part II (1982), LXIII Part I (1983), LXIII Part II (1983), General Index to Vols LI-LX...

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1985 Christopher Hawtree Night and Day illustrated Introduction Graham Greene
1985 Christopher Hawtree Night and Day illustrated Introduction Graham Greene

Price: £40.00

A beautiful illustrated book exploring the magazine Night and Day Pages from the brilliant but short-lived British magazine in the style of the New Yorker, July-December 1939.  Published weekly from July to December...

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2002 Modesty Blaise Peter O'Donnell and Neville Colvin First American Edition
2002 Modesty Blaise Peter O'Donnell and Neville Colvin First American Edition

Price: £29.99

A pristine copy of this renowned comic strip featuring the well known protagonist, Modesty Blaise. First American edition. Written by Peter O'Donnell and illustrated Enrique Romero.

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c1764 2vol BENJAMIN MARTIN Miscellaneous Correspondence
c1764 2vol BENJAMIN MARTIN Miscellaneous Correspondence

Price: £1,820.00

A scarce copy of Benjamin Martin's Miscellaneous Correspondence. Bound in calf with gilt lettering. Scarce. With fifteen plates in volume one and eighteen in volume two, including five folding plates. Volume I & II only of...

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c1770-1859 121vols The Annual Register America Declaration Independence Napoleon
c1770-1859 121vols The Annual Register America Declaration Independence Napoleon

Price: £14,250.00

121 volumes of The Annual Register spanning a fascinating 100 years. Includes volumes on the American Revolutionary War, American Independence, The Regency Era, Napoleonic Wars and much more. Comprising of 105 volumes of The Annual...

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c1813 The PROTESTANT ADVOCATE Scarce PERIODICAL
c1813 The PROTESTANT ADVOCATE Scarce PERIODICAL

Price: £130.00

A scarce periodical from October 1812 to February 1813. Disbound. A Protestant periodical with contributions from Shute Bishop of Durham, George Isaac Huntingford Bishop of Gloucester, George Tomline Bishop of Lincoln, Tomas Burgess...

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c1817 The Correspondent, consisting of letters moral, political, and literary
c1817 The Correspondent, consisting of letters moral, political, and literary

Price: £39.99

A scarce copy of the periodical The Correspondent discussing political issues in the form of letters. Numbers one to two, with both English articles, and French translated articles. With letters discussing "On the Nepaul War",...

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c1850 4vols Mrs Ellis' Morning Call A Table Book of Literature and Art
c1850 4vols Mrs Ellis' Morning Call A Table Book of Literature and Art

Price: £175.00

Four volumes of Sarah Stickney Ellis' The Morning Call. With an engraved frontispiece to volume I and additional engraved title pages to volumes I, II and IV.With twelve engraved plates to volume I, twelve plates to volume II,...

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c1887 2vols John Leech's Pictures of Life and Characters Illus Punch Magazine
c1887 2vols John Leech's Pictures of Life and Characters Illus Punch Magazine

Price: £44.00

Two volumes of John Leech's contributions to Punch.Volumes II and III only of this eventual five volume set.Really reading copies to perhaps be broken for the plates or to mend a better copy. Priced accordingly.Volume II is dated 1887,...

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c1890 Crest and Monogram Album W S Lincoln Stamps Collectors Booklet Third Ed
c1890 Crest and Monogram Album W S Lincoln Stamps Collectors Booklet Third Ed

Price: £200.00

A late nineteenth century crest and monogram album.This album was intended to be filled by the owner, with many crests and monograms.The third edition of this work.Of this album there are seventeen pages that are completely full and...

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c1891 Our Own GAZETTE Menzies Periodical Vols 7-8 YWCA
c1891 Our Own GAZETTE Menzies Periodical Vols 7-8 YWCA

Price: £39.99

Hardbound volume in brown cloth covered boards, illustrated throughout. This volume contains serial stories by Emma Marshall, Agnes Giburne, and Alice Lang, among others, plus lots of useful articles on subjects such as gardening,...

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c1893 Voor't Jonge Volkje Geillustreerd P Louwerse Colour Plates
c1893 Voor't Jonge Volkje Geillustreerd P Louwerse Colour Plates

Price: £40.00

An illustrated magazine for youngsters.In Dutch.With illustrations in the text, two coloured plates and pages of music notation.

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c1900 Selections from Addison's SPECTATOR Mrs Herbert Martin
c1900 Selections from Addison's SPECTATOR Mrs Herbert Martin

Price: £59.99

A selection of essays and letters intended for female readers, originally published in The Spectator. With frontispiece of Sir Roger de Coverley in the hunting field. Containing many articles, amongst which are Lady Burnt...

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c1910 5 vols The Strand MUSICAL Portfolio
c1910 5 vols The Strand MUSICAL Portfolio

Price: £39.99

Five volumes with card boards.  

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c1924-5 The Girl's Own Annual Vol 46 Girl's Periodical Short Stories
c1924-5 The Girl's Own Annual Vol 46 Girl's Periodical Short Stories

Price: £45.00

A collection of Girl's Own Paper numbers published as the Girls' Own Annual.Volume fourty six. Dated from volume number.With two colour platesGirl's Own Paper was a British story paper catering for girls and young women published...

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c1970 The Agricultural Merchant First Facsimile John Powling Farm Seeds Scarce
c1970 The Agricultural Merchant First Facsimile John Powling Farm Seeds Scarce

Price: £14.99

A scarce facsimile copy of the first ever issue of The Agricultural Merchant. "This facsimile copy of this first issue of The Agricultural Merchant is presented with the compliments of John Powling Farm Seeds Ltd, Downham Market,...

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