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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.
THE ROMANCE OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE
Written by Alfred W. Pollard; D'Arthur Malory's Morte. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2131378
Published by Easton Press. 2011. Fine condition.
Large format. Cream leather with raised bands to spine, gilt titles and decorations. Easton Press Deluxe Limited Edition, to 400 copies. Adapted by Pollard. Mohawk Superfine eggshell finish paper especially milled by Mohawk Fine Papers, Cohoes, New York. Cowhide leather imported from Italy by Cortina Leathers of New York. Lithography by Falcon Press, Nashville, Tennessee. Custom binding by Kingsport Book, Church Hill, Tennessee. This Easton Press edition reproduces the contents of the original as first published in 19717 by MacMillan and Company, Limited, London. Contains 16 colour plates and other b/w illustrations and plates. All edges gilt. A stunning book. Heavy! This is Copy No. 5, stated on first title page and to original certificate, which is still present and inserted loosely at front. All plates are present and in fine condition. Contained in original clip case which is in slightly better than very good condition; a few small marks. An absolutely stunning edition. 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.
Smaller format. Leather binding. Black title to spine and front cover. Pictorial onlay to front cover. Deluxe, Limited edition to 55 copies. B/w illustrations. Being a Practical Treatise on Angling with Float and Ledger in Still Water and Stream. ISBN: 1899600248.
Very large format. Limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by the author and artist. Green leather spine with raised bands and gilt title. Green cloth sides with small gilt vignette to front. 24 tipped-in colour plates. B/w text illustrations and chapter headers. Top edge gilt. SIGNED by Author and Illustrator to Limited edition page. This is Copy No. 26. Some light rubbing/wear to spine. Absolutely stunning book! Contained in a slip case that has some spotting.
POE'S TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION
Written by Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2129024
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1935. Slightly better than very good condition.
Publishers special binding of green leather (morrocco) with gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. Marbled endpapers; 12 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, 17 full page b/w illustrations. 317 pages. Top edge gilt. Spine is browned. Small bookplate to front endpaper. Browning to endpapers and outer page edges. A few light margin marks. Still a lovely copy!