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Image for The Mistery or Art of the Leathersellers of the City of London  (Worshipful  Company of Leathersellers Brochure laid-in)

The Mistery or Art of the Leathersellers of the City of London (Worshipful Company of Leathersellers Brochure laid-in)

By: N/A

Price: $22.00

Publisher: No Publisher Stated:

Seller ID: 21006RC

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean, as new booklet consisting of grey card covers and eleven pages, including two full page drawings of Leathersellers' Hall. Former owner's name penciled at top front corner of first page. Text tells the story of one of the oldest Livery Guilds of London. Also accompanying this booklet is a trifold brochure produced the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers written in both French and English. This one is illustrated with four black and white photographs and two... View more info

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Keith Tyson: Fractal Dice

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York City, PaceWildenstein: 2008

Seller ID: 23127

ISBN: 1930743904

Condition: Fine


From its notebook look to its colorful sculptures this is a very different art catalog. Keith Tyson is a British conceptual artist and winner of the Turner Prize in 2002 for his graphic art. The sculpures depicited came to light due to his curiosity about decision-makng during the creative process.The essential question was can the artist dare to take a chance on chance? Yes! And from then he went on to create a series of steps to calculate and detemine the size, sharpe,... View more info

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Strand Theatre The Magazine Programme; 1066 And All That

By: Arkell, Reginald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Picadilly, The Strand Theatre: 1935

Seller ID: 23025

Condition: Very Good


Very nice threatre programme from 1935 issued for the comic musical history play, 1066 And All That, which ran for 387 performances at England's historic Strand. Book and lyrics by Alfred Reynolds. Three acts with orchestra. Great ads, photos of stars, and comic art to cover. Retains original price sticker to side edge. Measures 5-1/2"x8-1/2" . Clean and tightly bound with light foxing to front only. Staples show a bit of rust, but no staining to pages.. Photos... View more info

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Crime Stories From the Strand

By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie et al

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, England, Folio Society: 1991

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 23836

Condition: Finein VG Slipcase


Books by Folio Society are always beautiful, but I think this one is especialoly so. The cover is pictorial witha jigsaw puzzle backdrop and elements of gold and silver. The book is pristine with snow white pages and page edges, no bumps, no creases. and no names or writing. The gold slipcase is sturdy with just a small bit of soil to the back. . The book measures. 6-1/4" x 9-1/4" and has 350 pages filled with 20 sories, each of which begins with a black and white illus... View more info

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Exit Lady Masham (SIGNED first Edition)

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Franklin Centrer, PA, Franklin Library First Editions Society: 1983

Seller ID: 26052

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean book bound in red leather and beautifully, lavishly, decorated with gilt to both boards and to spine which has two raised bands. Pages are gilded on all three sides and there is a bound-in ribbon marker. SIGNED with actuall readability by Auchincloss on first page after front free endpaper. A period novella based on the life of Abigail Hill, Lady Masham, who was cconsidered a climber of the Uriah Heep variety. Book is dedicated to historian Barbara Tuchman.... View more info

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The Duke and Duchess of Windsor Auction Catalogs Deptember 1997 (Two Volumes in Slipcase Plus Information Book)

By: Auction Catalogs No Author

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, Sotheby's: 1997

Seller ID: 25715

Condition: Fine in Near Fine Slipcase


Three pristine volumes -- The Private Collections; The Public Collections; and the Information book. Slipcase shows the Duke's portrait on one side and the Duchess's on the other -- only fault is a couple inor surface scratches. Measures 9"x12" and with books is quite heavy. All books are illustrated in both black and white and color and contain detailed descriptions and a range of probable hammer prices. The Private Collections Catalog has 540 pages and 3311 i... View more info

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The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen (Six Volumes)

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London & New York, Oxford University Press:

Edition: 3rd Edition Thus

Seller ID: 28020

Condition: Near Fine


Very nice six volume set which appears to be published for the Book of the Month Club in this edition. All are clean and bright with no names or writing and no creases to any spines. Consists of Austen's complete ouvre including the minor writings. Titles are" Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion in one volume, and the Minor Writings. There's also a bonus -- books are illustrated and come with notes and indexes... View more info

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Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames With Special American Instances

By: Bardsley, Charles Wareing

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, Genealogical Publsiohign Co. Inc,.: 1996

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23470

Condition: Very Good


Book is very clean and bright with pristine red cloth binding and bright gilt on face and spine. Book is a library cull with very little evidence of its origin. There is one neat, small stamp which reads "Discard:" on the bottom of the text block, a plastic strip with numbers on the copyright page and a very light shadow at the back cover in the upper outer corner with no stickiness and no residue. There is also a nice book plate affixed to the back paste-down from ... View more info

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The American Revolution Through British Eyes; A Documentary Collection (Two Volume Set)

By: Barnes, James J.; Barnes, Patience P.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Kent, Ohio, Kent State University Press: 2013

Seller ID: 25868

Condition: NEW


Crisp, BRAND NEW two volume set still in original publisher's shrinkwrap. Retails at two hundred fifty dollars. Set consists of letters written by British military officers and diplomats reporting directly to their superiors in London. Many were actively engaged in combat from 1775 until 1783 while others were colonial administrators traveling through North America assessing the progress of British troops. The letters begin with great optimism, but of course that dwindl... View more info

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The First 25 Years of Halcyon Days Enamels The Revival of an English 18th-Century Craft

By: Benjamin, Susan

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Benjamin Dent & Co. , Ltd.: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23419

ISBN: 0950580619

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean, beautiful book which appears gently read, if at all, and still contains two unused postcards depicting enameled boxes and two Siamese cats in porcelain. No defects of note other than a message written on the front endpaper thus, " ------- ------, She gave Tom the Commander's Table (page 46 ) Purchased 1993 at Buckingham Palace." Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover,.Enamelling was a Georgian craft, but it began in 1750 and lasted lless than 10... View more info

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I Will Plant Me A Tree: An Illustrated History of Gresham's Schooll (SIGNED 1st)

By: Benson, Steve

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, James & James: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed & Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 28030

Condition: Fine


Very handsome book, pristine inside and out. No names or writing other than the SIGNATURE and inscription of the author on the title page. It reads thus, "To ----'s Daddy with my best wishes, Steve Benson." The book opens with a chapter by Martin Crossley Evans who worte the history of the school's early beginnings. The rest os covered by Benson, relete with numerous black and white photographs. The school pulled back from the classical mode to open a new kind of school ... View more info

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Folk Lore, Old Customs and Superstitions in Shakespeare Land

By: Bloom, Harvey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, Gale Research Company: 1973

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 24689

Condition: Near Fine


Very clean attractive book with no names or writing and no defect of note. Measures 7" tall and 5-1/2" across, Brown cloth boards printed in gilt at spine. Originally published in 1929 by Mitchell Hughes & Clarke of London. Discusses the stuff of everyday life -- farming, marriage, birth customs, children, death and funerals, husbands and wives, furniture, the occult, fairs, markets, festivals, folk rhymes, the poor, and much more. 167 pages. Indexed. View more info

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The Hypochondriack; Being the Seventy Essays By the Celebrated Biographer, James Boswell (2 Volume Set)

By: Boswell, James; Bailey, Margery (editor)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: California, Stanford University Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition Thus Stated

Seller ID: 28076

Condition: Very Good


Beautiful books -- clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Black boards show no bumps and there are no names or writing inside. Pages clean and without foxing. Silver printing is still bright on faceboards and spines. Only fault is a stain to front of volume I which is seen when you hold it "in the right light." I took many pictures, but could not reproduce it. Books are comprised of 70 essays which were first published in the London Magazine from November, 177... View more info

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From Winston with Love and Kisses: Young Churchill

By: Celia Sandys

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Sinclair-Stevenson Ltd: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23808

ISBN: 1856194310

Condition: Fine


Very handsome book bound in red cloth and covered with a charming dustjacket which shows a photo of the sickly little boy who grew up to be the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. The book as written by his granddaughter who spent much times listening to his memories and sorting photographs of which there are many. The story begins in 1874 to 1895, but the focus is on childhood. In addition to photos there are young Winst... View more info

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The Strawberry Hill Press & Its Printing House

By: Clarke, Stephen

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut, The Lewis Walpole Library, Yake University: 2011

Seller ID: 24243

ISBN: 0300170408

Condition: NEW


Crisp BRAND NEW book still in original publisher's shrinkwrap. An illustrated study of Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill Press, founded in 1757, a highly regarded English private press revered for the qaulity of its offerings. The author was able to access a "remarkable array" of images of the Printing House, many of which are newly discovered and never before studied. Surprisingly, much of Walpole's Printing House remains. View more info

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The Private Journals of the Long Parliament 3 January to 5 March 1642

By: Coates, Wilson H.; Young, Anne Steele; Snow, Vernon F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University Press: 1982

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 20762RC

Condition: Hard Cover


Very nice book -- dark blue boards show handsome gilt printing to face and spine. Tightly bound with pristine pages and page edges. Former owner's name written neatly on front free endpaper for which we will provide a new bookplate to use, or not, at buyer's discretion. Includes excerpts from the journals of Sir Simonds D'Ewes and John Moore primarily, but also Framlingham Gawdy, Roger Hill and Sir Thomas Peyton. View more info

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The First Detectives and the Early Career of Richard Mayne Commissioner of Police

By: Cobb, Belton

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24715

Condition: Fine


Pristine red boards show no bumps or wear and pages and page edges are very clean. Paper is crisp on dustjacket and there are no tears or chips. Has not been prcie-clipped and looks most handsome in brand new mylar. No names or writing. An intriguring look at the eight men who comprised the Detective Department of a metropolitan British police force which was established in 1842. The author dug up facts and stories about seven of them and their work. 214 pages. Indexed. View more info

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Collins Memorial

By: Collens, Clarence Lyman

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The William Feather Comoany: 1959

Edition: Very Limited Edition

Seller ID: 27517CS

Condition: Very Good


This is a high quality volume with a print run of just 250 copies. The book has been gently cared for and shows no names or writing. Includes written sketches of Amos Morris Collins and his wife Mary Lyman, William Lyman Collins, Morris Collins, Erastus Collins, Charles Collins, Maria Elizabeth Collins Strong and Mary Frances Collins. Also contains random notes and an index to same, exhibits, the coat of arms, source material, the genealogical record of the Collins fami... View more info

Membury Church Registers Part I MDCXXXVII-MDCLXXXV!

By: Cornish, Robert

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Axminster, Edwin Snell: 1903

Seller ID: 18417

Condition: Good


A scarce volume in good, clean condition. Book is tightly bound with red heavy card boards and a green cloth spine. It is tightly bound with wear at spots to both boards. Inside front an inscription reads "With the compliments of F.E.W. Langdon, Curate of Membury." The first few and last few pages show foxing and there is the start of a Brunson family tree written on one of the blank pages at back, but otherwise book is quite nice. Begins in 1637 and ends in 1686... View more info

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South Bank Exhibition Festival of Britain 1951

By: Cox, Ian

Price: $36.00

Publisher: London, Festival of Britain: 1951

Seller ID: 23755

Condition: Very Good


This is a spectacular catalogue/guide -- big in ideas and big in the number of pages, 96 of text, plus 31 vibrant color ads at the back and 30 at the front. The story of the festival is told by Ian Cox in a lengthy text. The festival was all about contemporary design and bright color. Millions of people (international) thronged to the south bank of the Thames. In addition to what was at the main site there were other areas of London to offer more wonders. Among the exhib... View more info