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THE LIFE OF AN ACTOR
Written by Pierce Egan; T. Greenwood. Illustrated by Theodore Lane.
Stock no. 2134073
Published by Pickering & Chatto. 1892. Almost very good condition.

Modern binding; black leather spine, gilt title. Red cloth covers. 27 hand coloured plates. Large paper edition. A reprint. Bumping to a couple of corners; some scuff and other marks. New endpapers. Foxing and page browning; some page edges are chipped/creased or not neatly cut.

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PIERCE EGAN'S FINISH TO THE ADVENTURES OF TOM, JERRY, AND LOGIC, IN THEIR PURSUITS THROUGH LIFE IN AND OUT OF LONDON
Written by Pierce Egan. Illustrated by Robert Cruikshank.
Stock no. 2134072
Published by John Camden Hotten. Circa 1872. Very good condition.

Modern binding - green leather corners and spine; raised bands to spine; gilt titles. Marbled boards. 36 Hand coloured plates. Large paper edition. New endpapers. Some wear and rubbing to edges of leather. Page browning and some foxing. Margin marks in some places.

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THE ENGLISH SPY (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Bernard Blackmantle. Illustrated by Robert Cruikshank.
Stock no. 2134071
Published by Methuen & Co.. 1st thus 1907. Good condition.

New edition. Leather spines and corners; raised bands to spines; gilt titles. Bound by Root & Son. The Illustrated Pocket Library of Plain and Coloured Books. An original work, characteristics, satirical, and humorous, comprising scenes and sketches in every rank of society, being portraits of the illustrious, eminent, eccentric and notorious. Volume one is better than good - some wear and rubbing to spine and edges. Page edge browning; some foxspots. However, Volume 2 - front cover almost detached along front edge (only held on by 1 thread). Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Contents are still very good - some browning. Both spines are faded.

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BABYLON THE GREAT: A DISSECTION AND DEMONSTRATION OF MEN AND THINGS IN THE BRITISH CAPITAL (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Robert Mudie.
Stock no. 1820501
Published by Charles Knight. 1st 1825. Good condition.

A book about London, 'in its confusion of tongues, of people, and of employments, it is Babylon; and in all its attributes it is "Babylon the Great."' A two volume set. Leather spine and corners, marbled paper boards. Raised bands and gilt title label to spines. Boards scuffed and worn at edges. Volume II is cracked to outside front spine edge with slight loss of leather to top. Contemporary inscription in ink to front endpapers. Volume II has insect damage to gutter edge of prelims. Scattered foxing and age marks throughout.

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REAL LIFE IN LONDON (2 VOLUMES)
No author listed.
Stock no. 1820499
Published by Jones And Co.. Circa 1822. Good condition.

Or, the Rambles and Adventures of Bob Tallyho, Esq. and his cousin, The Hon. Tom. Dashall, through the Metropolis; Exhibiting a living picture of fashionable characters, manners and amusements in High and Low Life by An Amateur. Leather spine and corners, marbled paper boards. Vol 1: hand coloured frontispiece, title page and 17 plates plus Tom and Bob catching a Charley napping. Vol 2: hand coloured frontispiece, title page and 11 plates plus St Georges Day presentation. One of the better imitations of the hugely popular 'Life in London' by Pierce Egan, portraying with accuracy 17th century London society, scenes and buildings. Leather spine & corners, title label with gilt title to spine, marbled paper boards. First Edition, later printing e.g. contains 'A word to the wise' in vol II. Covers heavily scuffed and worn at edges. Slight loss to title blocks. Leather missing from one front corner. Joints cracked. Title pages have been swapped by the binder i.e. volume one contains title page for volume two and vice versa. All plates present. Text block browned. Contents browned and foxed. Plates nice and bright with browning and foxing mainly to margins.

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THE TOUR OF DOCTOR SYNTAX THROUGH LONDON, OR THE PLEASURES AND MISERIES OF THE METROPOLIS.
Written by Doctor Syntax.
Stock no. 1820498
Published by J. Johnston. 1st 1820. Good condition.

A poem. Leather spine & corners, marbled paper boards. Gilt title and tooling decorations to spine. Marbled text block. 19 hand-coloured plates plus title page. Boards rubbed and worn at edges. Marbling to text block fading. Front hinge cracked. Contents grubby. All plates are present, nice and bright but margins browned.

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LIFE IN PARIS
Written by David Carey. Illustrated by George Cruikshank.
Stock no. 1820497
Published by John Fairburn. 1st 1822. Fair condition.

Comprising the rambles, sprees, and amours, of Dick Wildfire, of Corinthian celebrity, and his Bang-up companion, Squire Jenkins and Captain O'Shuffleton; with the whimsical adventures of the Halibut family; including sketches of variety of other eccentric characters in the French Metropolis. Full calf binding, raised bands to spine and gilt tooling, gilt title in title block. Marbled endpapers. 21 hand coloured plates representing scenes from real life, 22 wood engravings to text. All edges gilt. Front board DETACHED. Spine rubbed. Boards a little scratched but still bright. Free front endpaper part detached from bottom. All plates present and bright, foxing to margins of plates, browning to tissue guards. Contents are tight.

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THE WORLD ON WHEELS
Written by H.O. Duncan.
Stock no. 2133940
Published by H.O. Duncan. 1st 1926. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Leather spine; raised bands to spine. B/w illustrations. Includes a fascinating History of the Bicycle. Covers are very heavily worn, with much loss of cover/top surface of leather spine. Chipping along edges of covers and scuffing/grubby marks. Foxing to outer page edges. Contents are still very good - a few pale margin marks. Joints are a bit cracked.

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COACHING, WITH ANEDCOTES OF THE ROAD
Written by William Pitt Lennox.
Stock no. 2133876
Published by Hurst & Blackett. 1876. Almost very good condition.

Leather spine and corners; raised bands to spine; gilt title. Chipping and wear to leather spine and edges. Spotting to covers. Joints are cracked. Some foxing. Bookplate of Windsor Holden White (American Polo player) to front endpaper. Name and address label to rear pastedown.

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THE CAR TO BUY: A COMPLETE AUTOMOBILE RECORD
No author listed.
Stock no. 2133868
Published by The Motor Press. 1907. Good condition.

Maroon leather, gilt titles. Much b/w advertising. Containing a complete list of Motor Vehicles of all classes, with full particulars as to prices, records, etc., alphabetically arranged and classified. New spine (cloth), in same colour as covers. Wear and chipping to cover edges. Binding is weak and has been strengthened with cloth tape and sticky tape at joints and hinges internally. A few foxspots. A reading copy.

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THE HEROES OR GREEK FAIRY TALES
Written by Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by T.H. Robinson.
Stock no. 2133819
Published by J.M. Dent & Co.. Almost very good condition.

Small format. Blue leather binding, gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. Red page marker. Colour frontis, b/w illustrations. 177 pages. A Temple Classics for Young People. Spine is browned, with wear and chipping to leather - a little loss. Some browning/darkening to cover edges. Name in ink to belongs to box. Page edge browning - some foxing to endpapers. Contents are still generally very good.

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THE COMPLEAT ANGLER
Written by Izaak Walton. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1319481
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st thus 1931. Very good condition.

Publishers special binding. Bound in dark green morocco with gilt titles, vignettes and borders. Top edge gilt. Two-tone green pictorial endpapers. 12 tissue-guarded colour plates and b/w text illustrations. Slight rubbing to spine and corners. Name and date in ink to front free-endpaper. Endpapers lightly browned. A few foxspots to textblock.

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