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A chronicle of the nineteenth century. B/w wood engravings. Scarlet decorated cloth. Top edge mauve. Re-issue. Spine very slightly faded else a lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is bumped on one corner and a little scuffed.
Something unique for all lovers of angling, a selection from some of the best descriptive writing in English, practical advice, unusual adventures, records, everything which can recall for fishermen the pleasures of their chosen sport. Illustrated thoughout with BB's dramatic woodcuts. 568 thin pages. Small format, 6.75" x 4.25" Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and vignette. Spine and corners slightly bumped, cover edges slightly rubbed. Name plate to front pastedown. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and textblock. Dustwrapper is foxed and slightly grubby/browned, small stain to base of spine.
BB has been a-wandering again... Colour frontis and over 70 atmospheric b/w engravings. A memorable book. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. 168 pages. Spine bumped. Some slight fading to edges and a small dent to top edge of front cover. Textblock is browned, some slight foxing to endpapers. Slight musty smell to contents. Price-cut wrapper is edge rubbed and browned.
THE SHOOTING MAN'S BEDSIDE BOOK
Written by BB; Duff Hart-Davis. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1826890
Published by White Lion Books. 1996. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A companion volume to BB's "Fisherman's Bedside Book", illustrated throughout with numerous woodcuts. Brown cloth, gilt titles to spine. A handsome new edition with an introduction by Duff Hart-Davis. ISBN: 1874762112. Reprint.Pictorial dustwrapper is heavily faded to spine and spine edges of panels, tiny nick to front vertical edge.
THOMAS BEWICK: A RESUME OF HIS LIFE AND WORK
Written by Graham Reynolds. Illustrated by Thomas Bewick.
Stock no. 1826352
Published by Art & Technics Limited. 1st 1949. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine (reads 'The Engravings of Thomas Bewick'). B/w illustrations. A few minor knocks to board edges. Text block browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is grubby, worn at corners and browned to rear panel.
A thorough and entertaining discourse on the art of hunting by orthodox methods. Numerous b/w engravings. Blue/green cloth. Boards a little grubby. Spine is a little cocked. Some minor foxing mainly to endpapers. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is a little grubby, worn at corners with slight loss, surface paper rubbing to spine.
Three volumes. Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma. Red cloth. Wood engravings. Eighteenth printing, reset. Books are fine. Slipcase is slightly dusty and rubbed at corners.
Translated by Magie and introduced by Birley. Grey patterned leather. B/w wood engravings. xxxvii and 583 pages including index. Top edge silver. A lovely copy in publisher's slipcase which is lightly scuffed.
The essence of the English countryside captured in text and superb wood-engravings and sepia plates. 7 etchings by BB, 5 drawings by G.D.Armour and chapter tail-pieces by BB. 237 pages. Green cloth, yellow title to spine. Spine bumped. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Foxing to endpapers. Dustwrapper is worn and marked with damp stains to spine and loss to spine and corners.
EVERYMAN'S BOOK OF ENGLISH FOLK TALES
Written by Sybil Marshall. Illustrated by John Lawrence.
Stock no. 1825411
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1981. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Tales of the little people and of giants, of the Devila nd the saints, supernatural and domestic and moral tales, retold in the tradition of a storyteller. Grey boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0460044729. Boards clean, spine slightly cocked. Text block slightly dusty. Contents clean. Grey dustwrapper is slightly faded to spine and lightly creased at edges.
83 b/w wood engravings. Bates paints a rare picture of rural England, along the Ouse and Nene rivers. Large format. Navy blue cloth with gilt title to spine. Spine and corners bumped, wear to top of spine. Ink scribbles and remains of a Boots Library sticker to front cover. Rear cover is slightly faded at edges. Name and date in ink to front free-endpaper. Foxing to endpapers, textblock and page margins. Remains of a couple of labels to rear endpapers.
Introduction by Devendra P. Varma. Black cloth spine, red, black and white patterned boards. B/w plates. Endpapers laid slightly crooked (does not detract from overall appearance). Else a fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase in almost fine condition.