Ron Brown (1994), “Great Masters of Beekeeping” (Burrowbridge, Somerset: Bee Books New and Old)
Hardback, in d/w . Both book and d/w in fine condition. Pp 110. Illustrated in b&w.
Ing Chang-Ki (1986; 11th Edition), “The SST Laws of Wei-ch'i” (Taipei, Taiwan: Ing Chang-Ki Wei-Ch'i (Go) Educational Foundation) £5.00
Paperback, no d/w. Fine condition. Pp 107. Illustrated in colour and b&w.
Jasper Whitfield Snowdon (1878; First Edition), “A Treatise on Treble Bob [2 Volume Set]” (Leeds: Self-published)
Softback, no d/w. Green card covers, slightly grubby, corners bumped. Part 1 somewhat stained on rear covers. Part 2 slightly worn around edges. Both parts are internally in very good condition. Part 1 published 1878; pp xv, 85 . Part II published 1879, pp xv, 121, . Very scarce.
John Gilmore (1997; First Edition), “Laid Bare” (Los Angeles: Amok)
Soft cover, no d/w. Pp 251. Brand new book. “A memoir of wrecked lives and the Hollywood death trip”.
David Bannister, F.R.G.S. (1983; First Edition), “An Illustrated Catalogue of British and Irish County Maps By John Luffman 1806, and Aristide Perrot 1824” (Cheltenham: Self-published)
Yellow paper wraps, in clear plastic covers, bound in black plastic spine. Unpaginated: approx. 40 pages of text and illustrations. Every map illustrated in monochrome. 113 maps in total. Printed in black, on pale yellow paper. Size : 8.25” x 11.75”. Lists 54 Luffman maps of England and Wales, 1806, and 20 of England, 6 of Wales, 15 of Scotland, 18 of Ireland by Perrot, 1824.
“Chinese Ceramics: Leeds Art Gallery and Temple Newsam House” (1966)
Pictorial stapled card wraps. Small label removed from rear cover, otherwise in fine condition. Unpaginated . Illustrated in b&w.
M Cutmore (1984; Reprint), “The Pocket Watch Handbook” (London: Bracken Books)
Hardback, in d/w. D/w slightly creased head and tail of spine, and on front flap. Book slightly bumped at head and tail of spine, o/w very good. Pp 208. Illustrated throughout.
Russell Edwards & Steve Hare (editors) (1995; First Edition), “Miscellany 10 - Twenty-One Years” (London: Penguin Collectors' Society)
Softback. This book is in near fine condition. Pp 60.
Steve Hare (editor) (1998; Limited First Edition), “Miscellany 13 - Lost Causes” (London: Penguin Collectors' Society)
Softback. Single crease to front cover. Pp 65. Limited to 600 copies.
“Lynn Silver” (First Edition) (Stoke Ferry, King's Lynn: Daedalus Press)
Stapled card wraps, in near fine condition. Undated (1972). Pp 64. Illustrated in b & w. Size 210mm x 150mm, landscape format.
Rob Piercy (1994; First , Limited and Signed), “Portmeirion” (Porthmadog: Snowdonia Press)
Paperback, no d/w. Card wraps. Exhibition catalogue, as new. Unpaginated [pp 8] . With 5 full page, coloured plates. English and Welsh language. SIGNED by Piercy inside rear cover alongside his photo and biography. The exhibition was held at Hercules Hall, Portmeirion, June 12th - July 2nd 1994.
Derrick Pratt [Compiler] (1983; First Edition), “A Calendar of the Flintshire Quarter Sessions Rolls 1747 - 1752” (Hawarden: Clwyd Record Office)
Paperback, no d/w. Stapled card wraps ; book in fine condition. Pp 186. With map and illustrations.
Bertie Wyllie (First Edition), “Sheffield Plate” (London: Georges Newnes Limited)
Blue cloth; gilt titles and design to spine and front board. Spine slightly faded, worn slightly at head and tail, and down hinges; corners lightly worn. Pp xix, 117; with 121 b&w illustrations. Inscribed on fep: “To Max Hecht Esq, with kindest regards from the Author, Dec 17 1907.”
“Recueil de la diversite des habits, qui sont de present en usage…..” (1927; Limited Edition) (Lyon: Editions de l'Antilope)
Grey paper French wraps, darkened down spine. Reprint of the 1567 original. Limited edition of 150 copies. Internally fine condition. Unpaginated.
Dan Ingman (1965; First Edition), “Television Advertising” (London: Business Publications Ltd.)
Hardback, no dust wrapper. Grey / black and silver to spine. Bumps to head and tail of spine. Light shelfwear. No markings or inscriptions to interior. Pp xvi, 395; with sixty b&w photographic plates; and b&w line drawings in the text; with index. Published on behalf of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising.
W E Steward (1960; Fifth Edition), “Modern Wiring Practice” (London: Newnes)
Hardback in protected d/w. D/w minor chips and repaired tears, grubby. Book in very good condition indeed. Company office stamp to fep and tp. Pp viii, 228. Illustrated throughout.
G. Howard Mellor (2005; First , Limited and Signed), “Cliff More Than a College” (Calver: Cliff College Publishing)
Paperback, no d/w. Book as new. Pp xiv, 562.
A. Vera G. Wright (First Edition) “The Unrelated Family: Being an Account of a Woman's Experiment in Child Education” (London: Jarrolds)
Hardback, in protected d/w. Grey d/w with wrap-around illustration of children in blue, stretched along top edge, minor repaired tears. Book in pale brown cloth, with wrap-around illustration of children in dark brown, mirroring the d/w. Text block edges foxed, otherwise in fine condition. Undated [c.1920]. Pp 144, with b&w frontis and 5 other plates. A teacher's experience in a rural town, 1918. Foreword by The Rev. W. Hume Campbell.
Henry W. Stevens (1881; Third Edition), “Some Practical Remarks on Shoeing, and the Advantages of the Improved Charlier Shoe Advocated with Rules for its Application” (London: W.W. Barwise & Co [printer])
Stitched green paper wraps. Slight loss to edges. Tape repaired hinges. Cover bears signature of Colonel J. Sprot, 47th Scottish Battalion, 1881. Pp 16, illustrated in b&w.
J.E. Masters [comp] (1938; Limited Edition), “Old English Wines and Cordials: Rules and Receipts for making all sorts of English Wines and all the choicest Cordials for the Closet 1737” (Bristol: High House Press)
1/4 vellum, gilt to spine, patterned paper-covered boards. Lower spine slightly discoloured. Pp 31. Printed at the High House Press Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol 1/4 vellum, slightly discoloured to lower 2”, patterned, paper-covered boards. Pp 31. Printed at the High House Press Westbury-on Trym, Bristol. The type is 16-point Monotype Bembo, hand-set by James E. and Beatrice Masters, and printed on an Albion hand-press by James E. Masters.The decorationns, designed and engraved by Reynolds Stone are printed direct from theoriginal wood blocks The edition is limited to 215 copies, of which Nos. 1-25 are signed by the artist & the printer. This is copy No. 15.
“Catalogue of the Parish Registers in the Possession of the Society of Genealogists” (1924; First Edition) (London: The Society of Genealogists)
Hardback, no dust wrapper. Rebound 1970s in pale yellow cloth, now somewhat discoloured. Pp 64; these numbered pages alternate with blank, unnumbered pages. These unnumbered pages are to accommodate paste-ins from subsequent publications with up-dated material. The number of paste-ins show that these updates have been extensively used.
Mistress Carr (First Edition), “Family Record: AD 1690 to 1771” (Susanna Carr)
Hardback, no dust wrapper. Undated hardback, no dust wrapper. Published privately sometime after 1833 and later re-bound in blue cloth, gilt title to front, t.e.g. Spine faded, head and tail worn with slight loss, corners bumped, lower edges knocked. Pp 107, . Front paste-down stamped with the name of Somerset F. Gough-Calthorpe. Susanna Carr was aunt to Lucy, wife of George Ramsden Esq, and aunt to Frances, wife of Sir Henry Gough-Calthorpe Bt. This is an account of family, military and court life of the period, both in the UK and continental Europe.
James S. Cushing (1952; 2nd Edition), “Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John Walters and Mary deVessaille” (Privately Printed)
Hardback, no dust wrapper. Red cloth / gilt. Boards are now grubby. Dewey number at foot of spine. Head and foot of spine worn. Signs of removed library labels at end-papers. Pp 62; printed on right hand side only; with illustrations. Family originally from North Devon and Liverpool before emigration to the New World.
“Acme Novelty Library, Volume II, Number II, Featuring Quimby the Mouse” (1996; First Edition, Third Impression) (Seattle: Fantagraphics Books)
Large format, stapled paprback in very good to fine condition. Unpaginated [24pp]. Printed in black, blue and white, with colour to rear cover. Originally published summer, 1994, this edition is the 3rd impression of winter 1996.
“Acme Novelty Library, Volume 3, Number 4: Sparky's Best Comics and Stories” (1994; First Edition) (Seattle: Fantagraphics Books)
Large stapled paperback in very good to fine condition. Unpaginated [24pp]. Winter 1994 - 5. Covers and some stories in colour, the rest in b&w.
Brian Augustyn, Humberto Ramos and Sandra Hope (2001; First Edition), “Crimson: Earth Angel; Tome 3” (Boston, Mass.: Wildstorm)
Card covers. Unpaginated. Book as new.
Brian Augustyn, Humberto Ramos and Sandra Hope (2001; First Edition), “Crimson: Redemption; Tome 4” (Boston, Mass.: Wildstorm)
Card covers. Book as new. Unpaginated.
Daniel Clowes (2000: First UK Edition), “Ghost World” (London: Jonathan Cape)
Paperback, no d/w. Book in fine condition. Pp 80.
Simon Gane (1997; First Edition), “Arnie Comix #2” (Hove: Slab-O-Concrete)
Stapled paper wraps, in almost fine condition. Unpaginated [pp 28]. Coloured wraps, b&w contents.
David Ocon Fernandez and Titus Ackermann [eds] (2009; First Edition), “Lingua Comica: Graphic Novels from Asia & Europe” (Singapore: Asia-Europe Foundation)
Paperback, no d/w. Slate-blue pictorial card wraps. Book in fine condition. Pp 154. Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w.
Seth [Gregory Gallant] (1996; First Paperback Edition), “It's a Good Life, if You Don't Weaken” (Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly Publications)
Paperback, no d/w. Book in fine condition. Coloured pictorial card wraps; illustrated throughout in black/white/grey. Pp 164, . Picture-novella/graphic novel.
Gilbert Shelton (1994; First Edition), “Famous Tales of Fat Freddy's Cat” (London: Knockabout Comics)
Hardcover, no d/w (as issued). Laminated pictorial boards, in fine condition. Unpaginated (approx. 160 pages). Comic strips throughout in b&w. “The funniest cat in comics”.
Daniel Way (2009; First Edition), “Deadpool, Volume 2: Dark Reign” (New York: Marvel)
Hardback. in d/w. Both book and d/w in fine condition. Unpaginated. In full colour.
F. Hadland Davis (1917; First Edition), “Myths & Legends of Japan” (London: George G. Harrap & Company)
Bound in red suede, yapp edges, gilt titles to spine and front cover; gilt tooled birds (cranes?) in flight to front cover. Tail of spine has 5mm tear to lower rear hinge, otherwise in lovely condition. TEG. Grey ep's. Pp 432: paginated xx, 21 - 431, ; includes list of gods, genealogy of the gods, bibliography, glossary and index. With 32 full page colour illustrations by Evelyn Paul.
Arland Ussher (1957, Limited Edition), “The XXII Keys of The Tarot” (Dublin: Dolmen Press)
1/4 cream cloth, marbled paper-covered boards. Top edge red. Pp 61, . Number 224 of a limited edition of 250.
Richard De Bury [Trans By E. C. Thomas] (1946; First Edition), “The Love of Books: The Philobiblon of Richard De Bury” (Margaret Street, Birmingham: City of Birmingham School of Printing)
1/4 blue cloth, blue paper-covered boards, label to front. Spine slightly faded, worn at head and tail. Binding slightly cracked between sections a and b. Pp 91 + colophon. Errata slip to fep.
E. Greswell [ed] (1833; First Edition), “A View of the Early Parisian Greek Press; Including the Lives of the Stephani; Notices of Other Contemporary Greek Printers of Paris; and Various Particulars of the Literary and Ecclesiastical History of their Times. Volume the First [only] ”
Original 1/4 green cloth over grey boards, paper label to spine. Cloth generally worn, with tears to head and tail. Boards bumped and worn along edges and on corners. Label worn and just legible. Binding loose, Occasional foxing; some pages uncut. Pp xix, 412. Woodcut illustation to tp. “Oxford M.DCCC.XXXIII. Edited by E Greswell, B.D. Printed by S. Collingwood, Printer to the University. For D.A.Talboys.” Front past-down bears the bookplate of Guy Phillips; fep bears signature - Lewis Guy Phillips Ch. Ch. Guy Phillips (1831 - 1887) was educated at Eton and Christchurch College, Oxford, before joining the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards as Lieutenant, becoming Captain 1859, Lt-Col in 1867, and Colonel in 1885. While stationed in Canada he fought in the U.S. civil war for the Confederates at Fredericksburg.
“Preparation of Manuscripts and Correction of Proofs” (1951; First Edition) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
Sewn, green paper wraps. Spine repaired with “Magic” tape, otherwise very good condition. Previous owner's name and Japanese ink stamp to tp. Pp 19. With 2 plates. Cambridge Authors' and Printers' Guides, Volume II.
Osbert Sitwell (1937; Limited), “Mrs Kimber” (London: Macmillan) £20.00
Hardback, with protected dust wrapper. Dust wrapper has five closed tears and slight vertical creases and some ingrained dust. Limited edition of 500. Inscription on front end paper reads 'For Ivy with best wishes for Christmas and the New Year, from Osbert December 1942'. Pp 24.
Neil Ritchie (1987; Limited & Numbered First Edition), “Sacheverell Sitwell” (Florence: The Giardo Press)
Hardback with protected dust wrapper. Mint pictorial dust wrapper. Scarlet cloth / black. Limited to 425 copies, of which the first 400 are signed by the author. This volume is number 338. This volume is the definitive annotated and descriptive bibliography 1916-1986. Pp 391.
“Electric Locomotive Series 6E Train Drivers” (Transnet Freight Rail)
Stapled white paper wraps, front cover slighlty marked and creased; internally fine condition. Undated. Illustrated in b&w. Pp 198, 13. The last 13pp section is on Pantograph Faults, by “Spoornet Technology Management”, dated 2005.
T. Hurry Riches, “High Speed Locomotives - Report No. 2 (England and Colonies)” (Railway Congress)
Hardback, no dust wrapper. Dark blue publishers' cloth / gilt to spine. Very light wear to extremities. All edges coloured. Very light internal foxing. In lovely condition. No markings or inscriptions to interior. Pages run from 2727 to 2918 (192 pages), being a report 'On the Question of Locomotives for Trains Run at Very High Speed (Subject XII for Discussion at the Sixth Session of the Railway Congress).' Contains a multitude of extremely detailed diagrams and plans of the internal workings of high speed locomotive engines of England and the colonies. Scarce. Not in Otley (2nd ed.).
R. W. Kidner (1978; First Edition), “The Carriage Stock of Minor Standard Gauge Railways” (Blandford: Oakwood Press)
Stapled card wraps, light shelf-wear. Pp 50 + 24pp b&w phots and slipped-in addendum. Locomotion Papers No. 109.
“Shuttle Locomotive Operating Manual: Driving Instructions & Fault Finding Data” (1993: Euroshuttle Consortium)
Paper wraps, bound with black cable ties. Pp 240. Illustrated in b&w. Text and illustrations to recto only. Heavy item may require extra postage.
John Thomas (1969; Facsimile reprint), “Gretna: Britain's Worst Railway Disaster (1915)” (Newton & Abbot: David & Charles)
Hardback, in d/w. D/w price-clipped, slightly edge-worn. Book very good condition. Pp 143, Illustrated with 32 plates and 5 in text maps & diags.
Glynn Waite and Laurence Knighton (1991; First Edition), “Rowsley and Darley Dale: a Chronology of Railway History” (Sheffield and Bakewell: Self-published)
Pictorial, stapled card wraps, slightly darkened along top edge. Internally in fine condition. 83 type-written pages, illustrated in b&w.
G. J. Ashworth and J. E. Tunbridge (1990; First Edition), “The Tourist-Historic City” (London: Belhaven Press)
Hardback, in d/w. D/w bumped at top of spine, stretched along top edge; pink front cover now white. Book in black cloth, gilt to spine, in almost fine condition. Pp (12), 283. Illustrated with b&w figures in text.
Walter Bachmann (1960; First Edition), “Round the World in 80 Days, Including a Fortnight in Hawaii” (Putney: Self-published)
Hardback, no d/w. Blue cloth, faded down spine, gilt to front board. Pp 220, with many b&w photographs. Dedicated, dated, and signed by author on fep.
Marc Cooper (1994; First , Limited and Signed), “Roll Over Che Guevara: Travels of a Radical Reporter” (London: Verso)
Hardback in d/w. Light pencillings to margins, otherwise both book and d/w in fine condition. Pp x, 291.
Marion Doughty [Helton Mervyn] (1902; First Edition), “Afoot Through the Kashmir Valleys” (London: Sands and Company)
Dark blue cloth, gilt to spine and front board, with goat's head motif. TEG. Pp xxxii, 276. Lower corners, and head & tail of spine bumped. Illustrated throughout in b &w. Ep's foxed, otherwise in lovely condition.
Kim Fay (2004; First , Limited and Signed), “To Asia with Love” (San Francisco, CA: Things Asian Press)
As new paperback. Pp 248. With colour illustrations. A connoisseurs' guide to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand & Vietnam.
Richard Gott (1993: First , Limited and Signed), “Land Without Evil: Utopian Journeys” (London: Verso)
Hardback, in d/w. Review copy [slip included]: would be in fine condition save for occasional light pencil annotations. Pp xv, 320. Illustrated with photos and maps.
Willem Jaspert (1929; First Edition), “Through Unknown Africa: Experiences from the Jaspert African Expedition of 1926 – 1927” (London: Jarrolds)
Hardback, no d/w. Black cloth, gilt to spine. Faint white smudges to cloth here and there, spine bumped at head and tail, front board faded to lower edge. Internally very good condition. Pp 287. With frontis and maps.
William Jerdan (“A Late Visitant”) (1817; First Edition) Six Weeks in Paris; or a Cure for the Gallomania: Volume I” (Cheapside, London: J. Johnston)
1/2 leather, marbled boards. Boards damaged and detached. Spine very worn. Fep detached. Text block tight and sound. Occasional foxing. Small piece missing to lower right-hand corner of page145. Occasional light pencil annotations. Volume I only. “By a Late Visitant” - actually William Jerdan, editor of the Literary Gazette for 34 years.
H. M. Tomlinson (1924; First Edition), “Tidemarks” (London: Cassell and Co Ltd) £3.00
Hardback, no dust wrapper. Light brown cloth / gilt. Front board blind-stamped to edges. Very light shelfwear. Foxing to edges. Slight foxing to prelims and last few pages. Pp 311; with frontispiece.
Bernard Venables (1974; First Edition), “Coming Down the Zambezi” (London: Constable) £5.00
Hardback, in d/w. D/w slightly shelf-worn along edges, very minor loss to head of spine. Book slightly bumped at head and tail of spine. Internally fine condition. Illustrated ep's. Pp 238. Illustrated throughout in b&w.
Evelyn Waugh (1991; Reprint), “Labels: a Mediterranean Journal” (London: Methuen)
Hardback, in d/w. Slight bump to foot of spine, affecting both book and d/w, otherwise in fine condition. Pp ix, , 192. With 7 b&w illustrations, and an introduction by Kingsley Amis.
Isabel Lebourdais (1966; First Edition), “The Trial of Steven Truscott” (London: Victor Gollancz)
Hardback, in protected d/w. Both book and d/w in very good condition. Pp 240. With 4 pages b&w photos and fold-out map in fine condition.
Jan Harold Brunvand (1983; First English Edition), “The Vanishing Hitchhiker” (London: Picador/Pan)
Paperback, no d/w. Slight shelf-wear only. Pp 156, . On the htp the previous owner has written several other “urban myths”: subsequently he must have contacted Brunvand with his ideas, and included loosely in this book is Professor Brunvand's reply: this is a type-written letter, on University of Utah notepaper, signed by the professor, giving other myths from his forthcoming book; a hand-written post script follows with yet more ideas.