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THE ANGLER IN WALES (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Thomas Medwin.
Stock no. 2117186
Published by Richard Bentley. 1834. Very good condition.

Professionally recased with green cloth; green leather spines with raised bands and corners. New endpapers. B/w illustrations. Some browning to spines and outer page edges. A few margin marks; some foxing. A lovely rebound set!

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TANNHAUSER
Written by Richard Wagner; T.W. Rolleston. Illustrated by Willy Pogany.
Stock no. 1314507
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. circa 1915. Very good condition.

Publishers full brown calf binding with gilt decorations/titles. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Colour and b/w mounted plates plus b/w illustrations. Very slight rubbing to cover edges. There is foxing to the contents (which affects the b/w plates but not the colour ones) but otherwise this is a lovely, bright copy. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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SWITZERLAND ITS MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS
Written by Woldemar Raden. Illustrated by A. Closs.
Stock no. 1606890
Published by Bickers & Son. 1878. Very good condition.

Large format. Brown leather binding with gilt decoration, raised bands to spine. Gilt page edges. With 418 illustrations engraved by A. Closs. 487 pages. Some scuffs to leather at corners and edges, and a chip to leather towards top right corner of front board, and smaller chip at bottom of rear board. Leather on rear board is stained. Binding firm. Pressed flowers and foliage taped to front endpaper, with inscriptions. Endpapers foxed, some scattered foxing throughout contents, mainly to page margins. Engravings are generally clean and bright. A handsome volume.

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WANDERINGS AND EXCURSIONS (TWO VOLUMES)
Written by Thomas Roscoe.
Stock no. 1606432
Published by C. Tilt and Simpkin and Co.. Almost very good condition.

Two volumes: 'Wanderings and Excursions in South Wales, including The Course of the Wye' and 'Wanderings and Excursions in North Wales'. With 48 and 51 plates respectively. Engravings by Radclyffe. Full burgundy leather bindings with gilt titles and decoration. Small bookplates to front pastedowns. Some scuffing to leather, with a little surface loss on board edges of the North Wales volume. Plate for Brecon Church (p.262, South Wales) is detached, and plate at p.260 is partially detached. Partial cracking to front joint of South Wales volume. All plates present.

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TEUTONIC ANTIQUITIES; OR, HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ROMAN AND BARBARIAN HISTORY
Written by C. Chatfield.
Stock no. 1810345
Published by Hurst, Chance And Co.. 1st 1828. Very good condition.

Explanatory of the origin and progress of the following Nations: Goths; Wisigoths; Ostrogoths; Vandals; Lombards; Thuringians; Burgundians; Bavarians; Franks; and Britons. Leather spine and corners, raised bands to spine with gilt title. Green cloth boards. Red text block. vi and 270 pages plus Genealogical tables to rear. Leather rubbed and lightly worn at corners. Gilt title to spine completely rubbed away leaving a blind title. Joints starting to crack but binding nice and tight. A few scattered foxspots present. Overall a very nice copy considering the age.

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A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Thomas Bewick; Jenny Uglow. Illustrated by Thomas Bewick.
Stock no. 1809501
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2010. Fine condition.

Two volumes. Vol I containing the history and description of land birds; volume II history and description of water birds. Introduction by Jenny Uglow. Blue leather spine with raised bands and gilt titles. Marbled paper boards. B/w illustrations. Very slight imperfection in the leather spine of volume 1 to rear (barely noticeable). Else a fine set in the publisher's slipcase which is a little marked to bottom edge.

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THE PRACTICAL BUILDER'S PERPETUAL PRICE-BOOK
Written by Richard Elsam.
Stock no. 1712337
Published by Thomas Kelly. 1825. Fair condition.

10.5 x 8.5 inches. Brown leather spine and corners. 6 b/w plates. No author mentioned but believed to be Richard Elsam. The Practical Builder's Perpetual Price-Book; Elucidating the Principles of Correctly Ascertaining the Average Value of the Different Artificer's Works Usually Employed in Buildings; With the Customs of Measuring and Valueing in the Various Parts of the United Kingdom. Book: Inscription in ink to front endpaper which is also part detached from binding. Endpapers foxed. Front board detached. Boards worn with loss of colour. Base of spine chipped with loss. Corners bumped and worn. The plate descriptions on page 160 are slightly confusing and it could be argued that there should be 8 plates in this volume, but only 6 are bound in and none appear to have been removed. Opposite the frontis appears to be the half-title page with no title page present, we believe this is the way this copy was bound.

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COSTUMES OF BRITISH LADIES FROM THE TIME OF WILLIAM THE 1ST TO THE REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA
No author listed.
Stock no. 1809112
Published by Dickinson & Son. Circa 1840. Almost very good condition.

Very large format (14.5" x 10.75"). Three quarters leather binding, marbled sides. Gilt title to spine. Elegant, colour floral title page. 49 mounted colour lithographs with tissue guards and accompanying text describing the era. Subscribers list to rear. Edges rubbed and scuffed, marbled sides scuffed. Joints starting to crack but binding still firm and tight. Subscribers list is MISSING from the rear. All plates present, some have a few small foxspots. Overall a nice copy of a scarce item.

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BRITISH WILD FLOWERS
No author listed. Illustrated by Jane Loudon.
Stock no. 1808982
Published by William Smith. 1847. Very good condition.

Contemporary three-quarters morocco, raised bands to spine and gilt title. Marbled boards, endpapers and text block. 60 hand-coloured lithographs. Printed title page. xvi and 311 pages including index. Early reprint. Edges of boards rubbed with some slight loss of leather in places. Marbled boards are scratched and scuffed. Binding is lovely and tight. All plates present. Scattered foxing and grubby marks throughout also affects plates, some worse than others. Overall a desirable copy.

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GREAT FLOWER BOOKS 1700-1900
Written by Sacheverell Sitwell; Wilfrid Blunt.
Stock no. 1710390
Published by Collins. 1st 1956. Almost very good condition.

Very large format. Leather spine and corners. Tissue guarded plates. A Bibliographical Record of Two Centuries of Finely-Illustrated Flower Books. Large format. Colour & b/w illustrations. Limited to 295 numbered copies printed on 'Amstel' special mould-made paper. Due to the size of this book, if posted, it will need to be sent via courier and may incur extra shipping costs. SIGNED by authors, Sittwell and Blunt. Copy No. 42. Ex-Library (reference) minimal stamps. A few tissue guards have chips. Contained in a slipcase which has split for approx. 4" to bottom edge.

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THE YELLOW FAIRY BOOK
Written by Andrew Lang. Illustrated by H.J. Ford.
Stock no. 1207997
Published by Longmans, Green & Co.. 1st 1894. Very good condition.

The large paper edition, limited to 140 copies. Vellum spine, gilt titles. Grey boards. B/w plates and woodcuts to text. 321 pages. Copy no. 21. Contents fine. Corners rubbed. Vellum lightly browned.

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HISTORY OF ILKESTON
Written by Edwin Trueman; R. Westland Marston.
Stock no. 2112526
Published by The Pioneer Printing Company Limited. 1899. Very good condition.

Together with Dale Abbey, Kirk Hallam, West Hallam, Shipley, and Cossall. Large format. Leather spine and corners. Maroon cloth. B/w photos. Scuffing to covers. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Chipping along couple of cover edges. Front joint is a little cracked. Inscription in ink to prelims. Some foxing and page browning; a few margin marks.

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