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  • TOMLINSON, Geoffrey William
    AUSTRALIAN BANK NOTES 1817-1963...

    Edition: First Edition

    Melbourne: Hawthorn Press, 1963. Title page continues : "A Descriptive Catalogue of the Notes of the Banks of Issue 1817 to 1910, the Commonwealth of Australia 1910 to 1963 and others, together with brief notations.TOMLINSON, GEOFFREY WILLIAM". Red cloth. pp (8), 143. Many photos. Tape stains to endpapers and lightly to covers, else a VG clean and unworn copy. Dust jacket has shallow chips to spine ends, tan spot to spine; VG otherwise. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 44966
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  • SHOVE, Fredegond
    FREDEGOND AND GERALD SHOVE. With a Preface by Ermengard Maitland

    Colliers, Brookthorpe, Gloucester: Privately printed, 1952. Quarter bound in black cloth and patterned boards. pp (xviii), (47) + 5 photo plates. Edition of 250 copies. Some yellowing to page edges and endpapers, bubbling to pastedowns, rippling to frontispiece, boards just a little splayed, else VG. Pale grey jacket has yellowing, chips to spine ends and one corner, old internal cellotape repair to spine splits; fair. Autobiographical writings, quotes from her poetry, and a memoiir of her husband the economist Gerald Shove. Fredegond Shove, a cousin of Virginia Woolf, published three volumes of poetry (one with the Hogarth Press). ; Tall octavo

    Book ID: 51925
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  • THIERS, (Jean-Baptiste, 1636-1703).
    Histoire des perruques, où l'on fait voir leur origine, leur usage, leur forme, l'abus et l'irrégularité de celles des ecclésiastiques.

    Edition: First Edition

    Paris: aux dépens de l'auteur, 1690. Édition originale. 12mo. [24], 544 pp + Privilege leaf; three small woodcuts on p. 133. Bound in old calf, spine with raised bands and gilt-decorated compartments, sprinkled page edges. Shallow chips to spine tips; front joint cracked but cover still firmly attached; fingernail-size skinned spot to upper outer corner of front cover; fingernail-size damp spot to top margin of page 529 to end; in all a VG tight copy, text quite clean and unworn, no owner names. Thiers was a respected theologian and writer. This work, which opposes the wearing of wigs by the clergy, has been said to be the first comprehensive book on wigs.

    Book ID: 22054
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  • Interparliamentary Union
    Interparliamentary Union: XVIIth Conference, Geneva, September, 18-20th, 1912. Resolutions voted and Elections made at the Conference. Circular to the Groups

    Uccle-Brussels: Interparliamentary Bureau, 1912. 16 pp, stapled, in pale orange printed paper covers. Some sunning to margins of covers, soft creases, else a VG+ clean and unworn copy, no owner names. Founded in 1889 and still active, the Interparliamentary Union "is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and co-operation among peoples and for the firm establishment of representative democracy. " (their website). A precursor to the League of Nations and the United Nations.; Tall octavo

    Book ID: 28048
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  • ZAMMIT, Nicholas, M.D.
    MALTA AND ITS INDUSTRIES. Published by the Commission appointed to superintend in Mlta the sending of objects to the Exhibition of Industries of Her Majesty's Colonial and Indian possessions to be held in London in 1886...

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Waterlow and Sons, Printers, 1886. Octavo, pp (iv), 88, stapled, in buff printed wrappers. Spine darkened, with chips at ends; staples rusty, with a narrow chip at inner margin of front cover at staple; rear cover has slight soiling and a small chip and insect holes at top margin; pencil ownership inscription inside front cover; front cover has light rubbing; else a VG copy of this fragile booklet. Translated from the Italian by H. Vella. Text only, no illustrations, as issued.

    Book ID: 38316
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  • OPPENHEIM, E.C.
    NEW CLIMBS IN NORWAY: An Account of Some Ascents in the Sondmore District. Illustrated by A.D. McCormick and from Photographs

    Edition: First Edition

    London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1898. Original dark green cloth gilt lettered, with photographic label on front cover. pp [2], x, (258), [2] + frontispiece with captioned tissue guard; 17 illustrations in text, many full-page, top edge gilt. Library discard, with black panel on spine; shadow of removed label on front and rear pastedown; small rubber stamp to front free endpaper and lower margin of page 73; ink notation on verso of title leaf; small chip to fore edge of front free endpaper; creases and short tear to inner margin of tissue guard; inner hinges quite neatly repaired with rice paper; rubbing to the cover label; light red check mark to title page; else a VG unworn copy, text quite…

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    London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1898. Original dark green cloth gilt lettered, with photographic label on front cover. pp [2], x, (258), [2] + frontispiece with captioned tissue guard; 17 illustrations in text, many full-page, top edge gilt. Library discard, with black panel on spine; shadow of removed label on front and rear pastedown; small rubber stamp to front free endpaper and lower margin of page 73; ink notation on verso of title leaf; small chip to fore edge of front free endpaper; creases and short tear to inner margin of tissue guard; inner hinges quite neatly repaired with rice paper; rubbing to the cover label; light red check mark to title page; else a VG unworn copy, text quite clean, now tight in the binding, cover gilt bright. A scarce and desirable mountaineering book.; Octavo

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    Book ID: 29533
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  • SABINE, Lorenzo
    NOTES ON DUELS AND DUELLING, Alphabetically Arranged, with a Preliminary Historical Essay. Third Edition

    Boston: Crosby, Nichols, 1859. Third printing (first was in 1854). Original dark brown cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered, [2], viiii, 426, [4], cream endpapers. Spine a bit worn at tips, with gilt lettering dulled; cloth splits to spine and front joint neatly repaired; scattered foxing (not heavy); book just a little leaned; else a VG clean & tight copy, no owner names.; Octavo

    Book ID: 27886
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  • SCANDALS AT CAIRO IN CONNECTION WITH SLAVERY. Published with the Sanction and Under the Auspices of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. To Whom the Documents in Proof of the Statements Made, Have Been Submitted. By an English Resident at Cairo.

    Cairo, 3rd June, 1885. 18 pp, sewn, in tan printed paper covers. Ex American Antiquarian Society, with their blind stamp on front cover and discreet withdrawal rubber stamp at rear. The whole is vertically creased; wrappers are browned and chipped at edges; spine split neatly repaired; VG otherwise. A fragile and rare pamphlet. WorldCat locates only at BL and Cambridge U, author not identified.; Octavo

    Book ID: 23932
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  • TREMEARNE, A. J. N., Major
    Tailed Head-Hunters of Nigeria. An account of an official's seven years' experiences in the northern Nigerian pagan belt, and a description of the manners, habits, and customs of some of its native tribes

    London: Seeley, Service & Co. Second edition, with new author Preface (first also 1912). Original terra cotta cloth stamped in gilt and blind. pp xvi, 17-(342 ), (10, ads) + 16 pp publisher's catalogue + 36 illustrations on 30 plates and one folding map at rear; 2 illustrations in text, indexed. Light offset tanning to endpapers, else a fine, bright & tight copy, no flaking to the gilt cover stamping. With nice engraved Canadian West Coast bookplate of Canadian anthropologist T.F. McIlwraith (U of Toronto Prof. of Anthropology, author of The Bella Coola Indians, 1948).; Octavo

    Book ID: 30212
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  • HENNEBERG, Alfred von
    THE ART & CRAFT OF OLD LACE. With an Introduction by Wilhelm Pinder

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: E. Weyhe, 1931. Original black bevel edge cloth gilt lettered. pp (3)-181. 47 pp text following by the plates (some in colour; captions in English, French, German, and Italian). Library discard with rubber stamps; pouch at rear; bit of wear to spine tips; else a sound, clean copy, text unworn, tight in the binding. An excellent and uncommon book on the subject. Note: 3.5 kg parcel, please enquire for shipping rate.; Folio

    Book ID: 28832
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  • Robinson, John
    THE ATTWOOD FAMILY, with historic notes & pedigrees

    Edition: First Edition

    Sunderland, England: Printed for Private Circulation by Hills and Company, 1903. Octavo, blue cloth gilt. pp (x), 123, (ix)-xxiii, index, (2) + numerous plates with tissue guards + 12 folding genealogical charts at rear (collated and complete). Page edges untrimmed. Minor rubbing to tips of lightly darkened spine; yellowing to page edges; light foxing to endpapers, scattered foxing in text; some tissue guards creased; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Laid in is a view of Cakemore from another source, and a printed sheet dated 19 and 21 Dec., 1903, from Buckhingham Palace. The king and queen's private secretaries send thanks for the gift of the book. The pedigrees are for the Gaunt Family;…

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    Sunderland, England: Printed for Private Circulation by Hills and Company, 1903. Octavo, blue cloth gilt. pp (x), 123, (ix)-xxiii, index, (2) + numerous plates with tissue guards + 12 folding genealogical charts at rear (collated and complete). Page edges untrimmed. Minor rubbing to tips of lightly darkened spine; yellowing to page edges; light foxing to endpapers, scattered foxing in text; some tissue guards creased; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Laid in is a view of Cakemore from another source, and a printed sheet dated 19 and 21 Dec., 1903, from Buckhingham Palace. The king and queen's private secretaries send thanks for the gift of the book. The pedigrees are for the Gaunt Family; Sutton alias Dudley [from Grazebrook]; Willam Gande; Rachel Maria Gaunt; Attood Family [from Grazebrook]; Elliot of Whitehaven; Wood of Whitehaven; Moore of Sunderland; Hutchinson of Sunderland; Lamb of Sunderland; McDowell of Sunderland and Hull of Sunderland.

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    Book ID: 31918
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  • TREMEARNE, A. J. N., Major
    THE BAN OF THE BORI: Demons and Demon-Dancing in West and North Africa

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Heath Cranton & Ouseley, no date (1914). Original brown pictorial cloth stamped in black, spine gilt lettered. pp 504 + colour frontispiece with tissue guard and 32 plates containing 60 photos; 47 figures in the text. Spine has minor rubbing at ends, gilt just a little dulled; tissue guard browned; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; slight foxing to top page edges; else a near fine, clean, bright and unworn copy. With nice engraved Canadian West Coast bookplate of Canadian anthropologist T.F. McIlwraith (U of Toronto Professor of Anthropology and author of The Bella Coola Indians, 1948), and one of his folded examination questions from 1951 (U of Toronto) laid in.; Thick octavo

    Book ID: 30215
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  • PORNY, M.A. (pseud. of Antoine Pyron du Martre)
    THE ELEMENTS OF HERALDRY, containing the definition, origin, and historical account of that ancient, useful, and entertaining science....The fifth edition, with considerable alterations and additions

    London: printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, W. Goldsmith, J. Scatcherd, W. Bent, and G. and T. Wilkie, 1795. The title page continues "The divers sorts of coats-of-arms in use; with their essential and integral parts displayed separately. The several marks by which bearers of the same coat-of-arms are distinguished from each other. The different kinds of tinctures, lines, figures, charges, and ornaments used for coats-of-arms. The laws of heraldry; practical directions for marshalling coats-of-arms; and the order of precedence. The hatchments so clearly described, that the branch and title, the deceased was of, may be readily known. Illustrated with several cuts, and twenty-four copper-plates, containing above five hundred examples of escutcheons, arms, &c. and interspersed with the…

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    London: printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, W. Goldsmith, J. Scatcherd, W. Bent, and G. and T. Wilkie, 1795. The title page continues "The divers sorts of coats-of-arms in use; with their essential and integral parts displayed separately. The several marks by which bearers of the same coat-of-arms are distinguished from each other. The different kinds of tinctures, lines, figures, charges, and ornaments used for coats-of-arms. The laws of heraldry; practical directions for marshalling coats-of-arms; and the order of precedence. The hatchments so clearly described, that the branch and title, the deceased was of, may be readily known. Illustrated with several cuts, and twenty-four copper-plates, containing above five hundred examples of escutcheons, arms, &c. and interspersed with the natural history and allegorical signification of the several species of birds, beasts, fishes, vegetables, &c. comprised in this treatise. To which is annexed, a dictionary of the technical terms made use of in heraldry. &c. By M. A. Porny, French Master at Eton." pp xxiv, 278, [82, A Dictionary of the Technical Terms] + 24 plates. Half-title present, no rear free endpaper. Page edges rough trimmed. Later binding of brown leather, raised bands, appllied over boards with no pastedowns, new paper spine label. Chip at head of spine neatly repaired with insert; corner crease to front free endpaper; front inner hinge neatly repairde with rice paper; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. ESTC T94010. First published 1765. Contains over 500 examples along with the allegorical meaning of some creatures used in heraldry. ; Octavo

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    Book ID: 51035
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  • Sinclair, John, Sir, 1754-1835.
    THE HISTORY OF THE REVENUE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE...The Third Edition

    London: A. Strahan, for T. Cadell and W. Davies...1803, 1803, 1804. Third edition, revised, with a new author introductory note (first was in 1785). Three volumes, octavo, old mottled calf, spines with labels, raised bands, gilt ornaments, page edges marbled. pp (2, half-title), xvi, 532; viii, 411, (1), 63 (appendices); viii, 320, 196 (appendices). Gilt spine ornaments rubbed, dulled; joints lightly rubbed; cracks to joints and hinges neatly repaired internally with rice paper; offset browing to endpaper margins for turn-ins; VG copy otherwise, internally fine; clean, attractive, tight in the bindings. "Containing an Account of the public Income and expenditure from the remotest Periods recorded in History, to Michaelmas 1802. With a Review of the Financial Administration of the Right Honorable William Pitt." A standard work on British taxation in its day. Sabin 81397

    Book ID: 31243
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  • THE KRONDSTADT REBELLION. With Map of Kronstadt and a Facsimile Page of the Kronstadt Izvestia

    Edition: First Edition

    Berlin: "Der Syndikalist, 1922. Green card covers lettered in red and black. pp (44), stapled. Russian Revolution Series no. 3. Printed on pulpy, now tanned and brittle paper; last leaf pulling at the rusty staples; creases and chips to upper outer corners of late leaves, well away from any printing; first leaf has a pencil name at top margin and a small chip at fore margin; short splits at spine tips neatly repaired, otherwise a VG sound copy of this scarce and fragile pamphlet, now protected with a plastic wrapper. The German edition was in 1923.; Octavo

    Book ID: 26217
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  • THE OXFORD BOOK OF DEATH by ENRIGHT, D.J., editor
    ENRIGHT, D.J., editor
    THE OXFORD BOOK OF DEATH

    Edition: First printing

    Oxford University Press, 1983. Black cloth. pp (xiv), (353). Index. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine in fine jacket. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 53040
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  • PETERS, Willis H.
    THE RETAIL SHOE DEALER'S ADVERTISER. Spring Edition. Volume VIII.

    Norwalk, OH: Willis H. Peters, no date (1904?). Octavo, red cloth, red page edges. [2], xx pp + 325 leaves printed rectos only + 327-56, [2] pp. With numerous suggested pictorial shoe ads from the turn of the century with tips on advertising. A former owner has written his name in ink numerous time on the blank verso of one leaf and to the top portion of the facing ad; text paper lightly yellowed; VG tight and unworn copy otherwise.

    Book ID: 525
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  • THE WORLD BOOK OF WONNACOTTS

    USA: Halbert's Family Heritage, 1995. Quarto. Colour illustrations. Made to order geneaology of the Wonnacott family. Mostly general stuff with pages of names and addresses of Wonnacotts around the world at the rear. Fine copy. ; Quarto

    Book ID: 44970
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  • FELLOWS, (Dexter W. & Andrew A. Freeman).
    THIS WAY TO THE BIG SHOW. The Life of Dexter Fellows.

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Viking, 1936. Squarish octavo, hardcover, beige cloth. [12], 362 pp. Numerous sepia-toned photo plates inserted. Spine a bit tanned, with small rubbed spot at foot; sunning to the red top page edges; else a VG tight jacketless copy, no owner names. Fellows was the press agent for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and later for Barnum and Baily and Ringling Brothers circuses. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Book ID: 18250
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  • (George, Lloyd)
    YR EISTEDDFOD: Sef, Cyhoeddiad Chwarterol y Sefydliad Cenedlaethol. Dan Olygiaeth Creuddyfab. Cyfrol I [-II].

    Wrexham: (1864-1866). Octavo. Volumes 1-2 bound as a single volume containing nos. 1-8, 1864-1866. Half-calf with marbled boards and marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to spine and some light edge-wear, very good otherwise. A Welsh language literary periodical, containing a translation into Welsh of Shakespeare's HAMLET (v.II, #6). British Prime Minister Lloyd George's copy with his distinctive "Big Ben" bookplate. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Book ID: 1074
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