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Being a history of great contests in which the British nation has been engaged from the time of William the Conqueror to the accession of King Edward VII., with a descriptive account of the battles and of their influence on the Empire and the growth of our vast Colonial possessions, told by a series of pictures painted specially by Henri Dupray. Large oblong format. Three quarter burgundy leather binding, raised bands to spine. Gilt title to front. B/w line drawings to text. Tipped in b/w plates. Leather binding rubbed, worn at edges and marked. Cloth boards heavily mottled and marked. Endpapers and text block browned, a few marks to endpapers. Name in ink to verso of front blank page. Page edge browning and a few minor margin marks. One or two foxspots present. Generally a nice copy internally.
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam the Astronomer Poet of Persia, Translated into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with an introduction by Byatt, full page colour illustrations throughout by Puttapipat, Top edge gilt. Blue Nigerian Goatskin spine with gilt title, purple vendome cloth sides. Gilt endpapers. Originally published in 1859. 69 pages. Contained in original slip case which has full colour onlay to one side; in excellent condition apart from a couple of small marks.
With Coloured Illustrations of Their Eggs. Volume 4 is the Plates volume. Green leather spines and corners; green cloth boards. Published between 1883 and 1885. All spines have faded to brown, with wear. Bumping to corners. Some browning also to corners of a couple of volumes. Heavy bump along top edge of Volume 1. Bookplates to front pastedowns of all volumes. Foxing throughout; more minimal to plates volume. Some margin marks/annotations.
A HISTORY OF BRITISH MOLLUSCA, AND THEIR SHELLS (4 VOLUMES)
Written by Edward Forbes; Sylvanus Hanley.
Stock no. 2133307
Published by John Van Voorst. 1st 1853. Almost very good condition.
Leather spines and corners. Maroon title blocks to spines, gilt titles. Marbled outer page edges and endpapers. 203 hand-coloured plates. Bookplates of 'The Wheelton hind Collection 1920' to front pastedown of each book. Rear join at rear of Volume 1 (on outside); leather has split, but still holding together well. Some scuffs and chips of leather spines and corners. Foxing to prelims of books; some margin marks; page browning. Hand-coloured illustrations are still nice and bright.
Black leather binding with raised bands to spine; gilt title to spine, with other gilt decorations to spine and covers. Silk endpapers and bookmark. All edges gilt. B/w illustrations. Introduced by Maurois. Translated by Wraxall. Part of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. Collector's Edition. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
Stunning set of different colour leather bound books, with raised bands to spines, gilt titles and decorations. All edges gilt. Silk endpapers and book marks. Colour frontispieces by Van Allsburg. Other b/w illustrations by Baynes. Collector's Edition Series. The seven titles are: The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair and The Last Battle. Exquisite set. This would make a wonderful gift.
Featuring the Lotus Seven and a History of the World's Independent Builders. Telling the story of the life and times of this "four wheeled motorbike", detailing for the first time the many Seven derivatives that have been manufactured the world over. Limited edition of 50 specially bound hand numbered copies. Black cloth, embossed title to spine. All edges gilt. Gold ribbon page marker. Colour and b/w photos throughout. 208 pages includes index. ISBN: 1902351126. Copy no. 23. Gold bookplate on front endpaper SIGNED by author and publisher. A superb copy.
THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY OF BRECKNOCKSHIRE FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY
Written by Edwin Poole.
Stock no. 2132629
Published by Edwin Poole. 1886. Almost very good condition.
Containing the General History, Antiquities, Sepulchral Monuments and Inscriptions, With the History of the Principal Families, Institutions and Societies of the County, Together With the Parochial History of all the Parishes in the Said County, To Which is Added a Biographical Record of Emminent Inhabitants, History of the Borough and County Parliamentary Representatives, With a Roll of High Sheriffs to the Present Time, Mayors of Brecknock and Many Useful Tables of County Information. Large format. Brown leather binding, gilt titles with raised bands to spine. 15 b/w plates including 1 map. xxiii pages (including list of subscribers) + 495 pages. Some damp marks to leather - including rear cover top corner. Some scuffing and wear to leather. Appears that binding at one time may have been tightened at joints. Inscriptions in ink to free front endpaper. Foxing - heaviest to prelims and outer page edges. Preface page (IX-X) has a corner repair (original torn off - a new one put on).
Facsimile edition. Large format. Three quarter bound in blue leather, raised bands to spine, gilt decorations to spine. Blue patterned cloth boards with leather onlay to front containing title in red and gilt vignette. All edges gilt. Blue ribbon page marker. Illuminated manuscript. Limited to 1750 numbered copies and 25 lettered copies. Complete with Commentary by Michelle P. Brown which is bound with a blue cloth spine with gilt title and blue paper boards with white title onlay to front. This is Copy No. 3. In original box/case in near fine condition; just a few tiny marks and wear. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
Large format. Deluxe Signed, Limited edition to 800 copies. Exquisite green leather binding with raised bands to spine. Red and gilt titles and decorations to spine and front cover. Frontis is a tipped-in colour plate - folded in half. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Tipped-in colour plates with guards. All edges gilt. SIGNED by artist to special page directly after front endpaper. This is Copy No. 412. Also comes with it's original certificate of authenticity, also SIGNED by artist and witnessed. A stunning copy! In original green cloth slip case that is near fine; couple of lightest marks to top one side. Pictorial onlay and gilt titles to one side of slip case. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
THE FOXHOUNDS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND THEIR MASTERS AND HUNTSMEN
Written by Humphrey F. De Trafford; et al. Illustrated by Cuthbert Bradley; et al..
Stock no. 2130948
Published by Walter Southwood & Company. 1906. Very good condition.
Large format. Heavy volume! Red leather spine and corners. Raised bands and gilt titles to spine. Gilt vignette to front cover. Colour frontis. B/w plates and photos. Spine and edges are unevenly faded. Slight bow to front cover. Marks to outer page edges, with a few margin marks.
Very large format. Red, black and gilt elaborately decorated cloth. 50 of the finest examples of the old masters in mounted b/w plates. All edges gilt. Skillfully rebacked with original spine laid down and new endpapers. Part of title to front cover has worn colour away. Rear board scuffed. Foxing to contents. REDUCED FROM Â£200.