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Leather spine with paper boards. Edited by Derek Parker, Introduction by Nigel Ramsay. Contained in publisher's slipcase which is grubby.
The history of Queen Victoria's reign. Large format. Cream cloth spine with gilt title and decoration. Blue cloth covers with gilt title to front. All edges gilt. 239 numbered pages. Chromolithograph frontis with tissue-guard, packed full of b/w photos and illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Covers grubby with some splash marks from spilt drink. Name in ink to front free-endpaper. Small damp stains affecting lower page margins of rear half of book. Rear free-endpaper is creased.
Introduction by Roy Strong. Illustrated in colour. Fold-out genealogical tree to rear. Minimal bumping to top of spine. Contained in publisher's blue slipcase which has some light scuff marks, a black mark to one side of the opening and some surface paper damage to one edge of spine.
Foreword by Thomas Penn. Red cloth pictorial boards, white title to spine. Red endpapers with crown pattern. B/w & colour illustrations. A fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase in near fine condition - slightly scuffed.
Second Edition. Blue pictorial cloth, black title to spine. 6 b/w illustrations. 102 pages plus publication list to rear. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Covers slightly marked. Large name plate to front pastedown. Front free-endpaper removed. There is a tobacco smell to the contents of the book.
Large format. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. 62 pages. Rebacked with a blue cloth spine, corners worn with some loss of card and surface paper. Foxing to contents. Some page corner tips creased.
MILITARY DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS IN THE COLLECTION OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN (2 VOLUMES)
Written by A.E. Haswell Miller; N.P. Dawnay.
Stock no. 1819800
Published by Phaidon. 1st 1970. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Volume One: Plates. 478 illustrations, 28 in colour. Volume Two: Text. Large format. Red cloth boards, gilt titles. ISBN: 0714813826. Volume 1: text block browned, white pictorial dustwrapper is browned and faded to spine. Volume 2: Minor foxing to text block, white pictorial dustwrapper is a little scuffed.
THE LIFE OF THE CROWN PRINCE RUDOLPH OF HASBURG WITH LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS FOUND AMONGST HIS EFFECTS
Written by Baron Von Mitis.
Stock no. 1819718
Published by Skeffington & Son, Ltd.. 1st UK 1930. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Crown Prince of Austria. Red cloth boards, black title to spine. B/w plates. Heavy mottling to boards, spine faded. Name in red ink to front endpaper. Heavy foxing throughout. White dustwrapper is edge-worn and torn with a couple of tape stains.
Being the True Story of Marie-Antoinette and the Cardinal de Rohan in which her reputation was left in tatters, being implied as defrauding the jewellers of an expensive diamond necklace. Translated by Edwards. Green cloth boards, gilt titles and 'diamond' pattern to spine and front board. 12 b/w plates. Inscription in pencil to front pastedown and in ink to front endpaper. Small closed tear to vertical edge of front endpaper. Front joint cracked. Endpapers browned, foxing throughout, heavy in places.
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE MEDIEVAL ENGLISH MONARCHY
Written by John Steane.
Stock no. 2132592
Published by B.T. Batsford Ltd.. 1st 1993. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Gilt title to spine. B/w diagrams and photos. ISBN: 0713472464. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few marks. Foxing to outer page edges.
ASOKA AND THE DECLINE OF THE MAURYAS
Written by Romila Thapar.
Stock no. 1818897
Published by Oxford University Press. 1963. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
An authoritative work based largely on the edicts of the Emperor Asoka, whose policies are analysed against the background of Mauryan civilization during the fourth and third centuries B.C. - on e of the most important periods of Indian history, which saw the emergence of a pattern that throws much light on the later developments of Indian civilization. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. 6 B/w plates. A few minor marks and bumps to boards. Minor foxing and browning to text block. Dustwrapper is lightly browned.
Based mainly on accounts left behind by those who personally knew the emperor well, the result of several years of research. Insight into the character and achievements of the founding fathers of the celebrated Mogul dynasty in India. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine.