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  • SAMPSON, Henry
    A HISTORY OF ADVERTISING from the earliest times. Illustrated by anecdotes, curious specimens, and biographical notes

    Edition: First edition

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1874. Stout octavo, original red pictorial cloth stamped in gilt & black, black endpapers. pp (2), x, 616, 40 pp Nov., 1874, ads + folding colour frontispiece + 2 b&w folding plates + 7 b&w plates + 2 double page b&w plates. Numerous illustrations facsimiles in text. The repaired spine is rather a mess - rippled, bit of loss to gilt title, bit of wear to ends, joints repaired; inner hinges, title, and dedication leaves neatly repaired with rice paper at inner edges; slight foxing to the frontispiece and title page; just good externally, internally clean and VG, now tight in the binding and protected with a plastic wrapper. An extensive and most interesting treatment…

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    London: Chatto & Windus, 1874. Stout octavo, original red pictorial cloth stamped in gilt & black, black endpapers. pp (2), x, 616, 40 pp Nov., 1874, ads + folding colour frontispiece + 2 b&w folding plates + 7 b&w plates + 2 double page b&w plates. Numerous illustrations facsimiles in text. The repaired spine is rather a mess - rippled, bit of loss to gilt title, bit of wear to ends, joints repaired; inner hinges, title, and dedication leaves neatly repaired with rice paper at inner edges; slight foxing to the frontispiece and title page; just good externally, internally clean and VG, now tight in the binding and protected with a plastic wrapper. An extensive and most interesting treatment of the subject. Owing to its bulk and antique cloth that is not strong enough, it is usually found with worn spine. 1.5 kg

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46674
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  • TULLY, Jim
    BEGGARS OF LIFE: a hobo autobiography

    London: Collins, 1930. Second UK edition. Blue cloth stamped in black. pp (iii)-xii, 234, (11, ads). Spine very lightly darkened with nicks at end; page edges tanned; else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. Basis for the 1928 silent film featuring Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, and Richard Arlen. US ed. in 1924. UK first ed. Chatto & Windus 1925. Author's autobiography, one of the great hobo books.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43477
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  • GLAZEBROOK, G. P. de T.
    LIFE IN ONTARIO. A Social History. Drawings by Adrian Dingle.

    Edition: First edition.

    University of Toronto Press, 1968. Octavo. Green cloth. (x), 316 pp + 3 double-sided plates, map. Previous owner's bookplate, some pencil lines to margins early in text, otherwise fine. Price-clipped jacket has nicks and tears at head of spine, VG otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 23272
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  • NEVILLE, Ralph
    LIGHT COME, LIGHT GO: Gambling-Gamesters-Wagers-The Turf

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Macmillan, 1909. Maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt. pp x, 448, (4, ads) + colour frontispiece with tissue guard and 8 other colour plates + 13 b&w plates; 1 illustration in text, indexed. Ex library, with paper label at lower spine, cloth splits to joints neatly repaired; small rubber stamp and small remains of label on front endpapers, front inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG copy, text clean and tight, no other library marks. A fascinating history of gambling in England and the Continent in the 18th and 19th centuries. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Book: Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31659
    View cart More details Price: USD $35.00 USD $31.50
  • Vale, V. and Andrea Juno, editors
    RE/SEARCH #12: modern primatives

    Re/Search Publications, c1989, 1991. 7th printing. Card covers. pp (216). Well illustrated. Tattoo, piercing, scarification. VG+.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50807
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  • RULES AND REGULATIONS for the government of the degrees from the 4° to the 32° inclusive under ths Supreme Council 33° of the Ancient and Accepted Rite for England and Wales, and the Dependencies of the British Crown...

    London: Ancient and Accepted Rite for England and Wales. Title page continues: "Togethr with a list of members, June, 1906". 16mo, 16.5 cm, original red cloth gilt. (6), x, 274, [2] + folding map frontispiece. Chips to cloth at foot of spine and upper outer corner of front cover and to edges; inner hinges and inner edge of p (3) repaired with rice page; short creased tear to bottom edge of pp 5-8; good clean copy otherwise, no tight in the binding. Freemasonry.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42948
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  • Wheeler, Nicholas J.
    Saving Strangers: Humanitarian Intervention in International Society

    Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, c2000. Third printing. Black cloth. pp (xvi), 336, Index. Fine in fine jacket. In print (2017) at USD 150.00.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47104
    View cart More details Price: USD $65.00 USD $58.50
  • TABORI, Paul
    THE ART OF FOLLY

    Edition: First Edition

    Philadelphia: Chilton, 1961. Tall octavo. Cloth and decorated boards. (xx), 259 pp. VG+ copy, no owner names. Pale green price-clipped jacket sunned; tanned, spotted; tears and small chips all along top edge; good. A book about human fads, fashions, and folly, the author is again "on the trail of stupidity". A good read.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 7174
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  • Peacock, Shane
    The Great Farini

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Viking, 1995. Octavo. Black & grey boards. pp viii, 457 + plates. Fine copy. Jacket has creased nick at head of spine, else fine. Biography of William Leonard Hunt, "The Great Farini". William Leonard Hunt was born in Lockport, New York. His parents moved to Hope Township (Port Hope) in 1843, and then to Bowmanville, ON, where he grew up. Fascinated by the circus from an early age, he determined to become an acrobat and trained himself to proficiency. Changing his name to Guillermo Antonio Farini and adopting the stage name "The Great Farini", "he made his most famous tightrope performances at Niagara Falls during 1860, commencing on August 15. His feats included crossing a high wire with…

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    Toronto: Viking, 1995. Octavo. Black & grey boards. pp viii, 457 + plates. Fine copy. Jacket has creased nick at head of spine, else fine. Biography of William Leonard Hunt, "The Great Farini". William Leonard Hunt was born in Lockport, New York. His parents moved to Hope Township (Port Hope) in 1843, and then to Bowmanville, ON, where he grew up. Fascinated by the circus from an early age, he determined to become an acrobat and trained himself to proficiency. Changing his name to Guillermo Antonio Farini and adopting the stage name "The Great Farini", "he made his most famous tightrope performances at Niagara Falls during 1860, commencing on August 15. His feats included crossing a high wire with a man on his back or with a sack over his entire body, turning somersaults while on the rope, hanging from it by his feet, and other seemingly impossible manoeuvres." (Wikipedia). Farini toured the USA and Europe as an acrobat, becoming famous, retiring in 1869, but not before inventing the standard circus stunt "the human cannonball". "Farini purportedly overcame many obstacles when he traversed the Kalahari Desert on foot during his stay in Africa, allegedly becoming the first white man to survive the crossing. He also claimed to have found the famous Lost City of the Kalahari, but his claims have never been verified." - Wiklipedia. The Lost City is almost certainly a fable.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45064
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  • Wilson, David A.
    The History of the Future

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Mcarthur & Company, 2001. Brown boards. pp 280. Yellowing to page edges, else fine in fine jacket. "A wry look at the way in which people in the past imagined their own future. David A. Wilson takes the reader into a world of prophets, self-proclaimed Christs, astrologers, witches, utopians and economists - all of whom predicted the future, and almost always got it wrong."

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50949
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  • NEVILL, Ralph
    THE MAN OF PLEASURE

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1912. Dark grey cloth. xii, 310, (2) pp, indexed. 28 plates inserted (3 in colour). Spine a bit sunned, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. In a home-made plain beige dust wrapper, with nicely printed spine label. English social history of the 19th century - the amusements of fashionable men. Sporting resports; gulls, pigeons, books [grouped together]; duelling; reckless spendthrifts; pleasure-loving undergraduates; dancing places and music halls, and much on France. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 22442
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  • WALFORD, Jonathan
    THE SEDUCTIVE SHOE: four centuries of fashion footwear

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2007. Square quarto, black boards. pp 288. Colour photos, b&w reproductions of ads, glossary, index. Fine in fine jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45674
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  • QUINLAN, Maurice J.
    VICTORIAN PRELUDE. A History of English Manners 1700-1830.

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Columbia University Press, 1941. First edition. Tall octavo, hardcover, green cloth. [12], 301 pp. Spine a bit tanned, with tips a little frayed; yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean and tight jacketless copy, no previous owner names or marks.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 18264
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