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Church Builders of the Nineteenth Century A Study of the Gothic Revival in England
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Church Builders of the Nineteenth Century A Study of the Gothic Revival in England

by Basil F. L. Clarke

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Trowbridge : David & Charles Reprints , 1969. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 9" by 5.5". Not Stated. A smart reprint of Church Builders of the Nineteenth Century with illustrations throughout. A reprint of Church Builders of the Nineteenth Century A Study of the Gothic Revival in England, with a new preface by Sir Charles Nicholson and with corrections and annotations by the author. With the first publication of this volume in 1938 is was a pioneer appreciation of the buildings of the High Victorian Period.The volume considers the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Church building and Architectural Styles. With thirty two plates. Collated, complete.In the original unclipped dustwrapper. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Internally, firmly bound with bright and clean pages. In the original unclipped dustwrapper that is smart. Fine
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Machine, Metaphor, and the Writer: A Jungian View
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Machine, Metaphor, and the Writer: A Jungian View

by Bettina L Knapp

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University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1989. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good Indeed. 9.5" by 6". None . A brilliant comparative work by Bettina L Knapp, exploring the impact of the machine on the literary mind and its ramifications. The first edition, in the original dust wrapper. A fascinating study looking into the impact of the machine on the literary and artistic minds by Betting L Knapp. Knapp offers powerful analysis of texts by Irish, German, Polish, Japanese, French, and American authors such as Alfred Jarry, Luigi Pirandello, Jiro Osaragi; all of these authors were deeply affected by the changes occurring in their lives and time. The first edition, in the unclipped dust wrapper. An excellent review copy of this uncommon work. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally lovely with minor shelf wear only. With a 'Review Copy' stamp to the front pastedown and to the verso of the title page. The dust wrapper is unclipped and lovely with minor shelf wear only… Read More
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The Story of the Royal Regiment of Artillery
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The Story of the Royal Regiment of Artillery

by C. A. L Graham

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Woolwich: The Royal Artillery Institution, 1928. Paperback. Very Good. 7" by 5". None. An early edition of this illustrated work on the history of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. A second edition of this history of the Royal Artillery, with nine plates, collated and complete. This history of the Royal Artillery Regiment was originally compiled by Cuthbert Aubrey Lionel Graham to help soldiers preparing for the Second Class Certificate of Education. Comprised of ten chapters, the volume discusses the artillery before the regiment's formation, the regiment's early days, and the important role it played in in The Seven Years War, the Revolutionary and Peninsular Wars, Battle of Waterloo, The Indian Mutiny, The South African War, and the Great War. The Royal Regiment of Artillery is one of two regiments that make up the artillery arm of the British Army. Prior owner's ink inscription to the front wrap and the title page . Reads 'Master W. A. Fordham mbr R.A., 28/5/28', indicating that the… Read More
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Campaigns on the North-West Frontier
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Campaigns on the North-West Frontier

by Captain H. L. Nevill

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London: John Murray, 1912. First edition. Cloth. Good. 8.5" by 5.5". Not Stated. A very scarce first edition study on the military operations undertaken on the North-West Frontier, an illustrated work with four folding maps. The first edition of this very scarce work.Illustrated with six plates, and four folding maps to the pocket to the rear. Collated, lacking one folding map to the pocket to the rear.A comprehensive survey of the operations undertaken on the North West Frontier from 1849 to 1908.The North West Frontier was absorbed into British India after the Second Sikh War. During these years the frontier was home to a series of expeditions against the Pashtun tribes.This work was a valuable resource to soldiers when it was first published, as many British officers who were later distinguished in the First and Second World Wars has learnt how to become a soldier on the North-West Frontier, which they named the 'Grim'.By Captain H. L. Nevill. In the original publisher's cloth binding.… Read More
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The Nine Tailors
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The Nine Tailors

by Dorothy L Sayers

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London: Victor Gollancz, 1934. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 7.5" by 5". None. A scarce first edition of one of Sayers' most loved novels, featuring her protagonist, Lord Peter Wimsey. The first edition, first impression. Lacking the very scarce original dust wrapper. The Nine Tailors is the ninth novel to feature Lord Peter Wimsey and is set in the Lincolnshire Fens, with the story concerning a group of bell-ringers at the local parish church. Widely considered her best work, Sayers can perhaps be forgiven for the minor criticism regarding her inaccurate campanology details. Sayers was a prolific author of crime fiction during the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, and one of the 'Queens of Crime', alongside notable others such as Agatha Christie and Ngaio Marsh. A smart copy of Sayers' finest literary achievement. In the original black cloth binding. Externally smart with slight rubbing to the boards. Lifting to backstrip. Slight bumping to the extremities. Contemporary ink… Read More
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A Treasury of Sayers Stories
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A Treasury of Sayers Stories

by Dorothy L Sayers

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London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1967. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 8" by 6". None. A very smart early edition of this collection of short stories, by noted crime writer, Dorothy L. Sayers. In the original unclipped dust wrapper. The fourth impression of the work, first published in 1958. An uncommon edition of this collection of twenty four short stories by noted crime writer Dorothy Sayers, featuring her protagonist, Lord Peter. The included works were first featured in the two collections of short stories, entitled Lord Peter Views the Body and Hangman's Holiday. By Dorothy Sayers, noted crime writer and one of the Queens of Crime, alongside notable others such as Agatha Christie and Ngaio Marsh. In the original red cloth binding in the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally in lovely condition. Dust wrapper is in excellent condition with just a minor chip to the lower extremity of the front of the wrap. Wrap remains exceptionally bright. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. A… Read More
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The 5 Red Herrings
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The 5 Red Herrings

by Dorothy L Sayers

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London: Gollancz, 1936. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good Indeed. 7.5" by 5". None. A lovely copy of Sayers' novel 'The 5 Red Herrings' in the particularly smart unclipped dust wrapper. The first cheap edition, being the tenth impression. First published in March 1931. In an exceptional smart example of the unclipped Gollancz yellow jacket. The Five Red Herrings is the sixth novel to feature Sayers' protagonist Lord Peter Wimsey, and is set in Galloway, following the death of artist and local drunk, Sandy Campbell. By Dorothy Sayers, noted crime writer and one of the Queens of Crime, alongside notable others such as Agatha Christie and Ngaio Marsh. In the original red cloth binding in the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally in excellent condition. Dust wrapper is very smart with slight sunning to the spine. Very minor closed tears and chipping to the head and tail of the spine. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with the odd spot, heavier to the fore edge. Very Good Indeed Read More
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The Nine Taylors
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The Nine Taylors

by Dorothy L Sayers

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London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1946. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 7.5" by 5". None. An uncommon edition of ths mystery novel featuring Lord Peter Wimsey by Dorothy Sayers. A later cheap edition on thin paper of one of Dorothy Sayers' favourite Lord Peter detective novels. Another incredible mystery novel by Dorothy Sayers, featuring Lord Peter Wimsey. This volume is regarded by many as the author's finest literary achievement. Sayes was an English crime writer, known for her excellency and vitality. English aristocrat and sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is the detective in her series.With the original and unclipped dustwrapper and illustrations. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally very smart with slight shelfwear and minor bumping to head and tail of spine and extremities. Cloth to spine has slightly faded. The dustwrapper is unclipped and very smart with only minor shelfwear and chipping. Front and rear wrap as well as spine are slightly tone ages, as usual Minor mark to tail of spine… Read More
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Hints for the Home Guard. Training and Duties; Including the Methods of Defeating an Armed Man....
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Hints for the Home Guard. Training and Duties; Including the Methods of Defeating an Armed Man. Observation, Communication, Self-Preservation

by Duncan C. L. Fitzwilliams

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London and Melbourne: Hutchinson & Co., c1940. Paperback. Very Good. 7" by 4". Not Stated. A scarce second world war pamphlet offering advice for volunteers of the Home Guard In this scarce work, Duncan Fitzwilliams relays hints and guidance to help those joining the Home Guard. Hopefully more organised than Dads Army. Initially called the Local Defence Volunteers, the Home Guard was an armed citizen militia supporting the British Army during the Second World War between 1940 and 1944. Comprised of local volunteers that were otherwise ineligible for military service, such as those who were too young or old to join the regular army , the role of the Home Guard's 1.5 million volunteers was to act as a secondary defence force in case of invasion by the forces of Nazi Germany. With chapters on compass reading, firearms, dealing with an enemy, and defending villages, this guide was designed to help volunteers who had little training or experience in scouting, observing, or resisting an armed… Read More
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A Short    History of Weymouth    For the Use of Schools.
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A Short History of Weymouth For the Use of Schools.

by E. S. L .Cosens.

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London : Sherren & Son, 1927. Cloth. Good. 7.5" by 5". None. A scarce editon of this history of Weymouth. Illustrated frontispiece of King George III at Weymouth with illustrated plates throughout. The book details the derivation of the name Weymouth, the Black Death, St. Nicholas Chapel, the Charter of James I and much more. In a cloth binding. Externally, sound with some dampstaining to boards. Corners bumped.Internally, firmly bound with light foxing to pastedowns and closed tear to pages 43-46, otherwise pages bright and clean. Good
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Fairyland in 1918 and Other Poems
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Fairyland in 1918 and Other Poems

by E L Thomas

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London : T Werner Laurie Ltd, 1919. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good. 9" by 6". None. A scarce limited edition of poems by E L Thomas. Limited to 500 copies, printed on hand-made paper. First edition. The poems were written while Thomas was on active service in France. Though childlike in subject, the poems were not intended for children, and instead as a celebration of nature, and a reflection on the destruction caused by the war. In paper covered boards in the original dustwrapper. Externally, smart with just some browning to the boards and light rubbing. Dustwrapper chipped with light rubbing and sunning. Offsetting to first and last pages, lacking endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just the odd spot. Very Good Indeed
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Broadland Birds
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Broadland Birds

by E.L. Turner

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London : Country Life, Ltd., 1924. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 10" by 7.5". Not stated . A first edition of pioneering bird photographer Emma Louise Turner, including the first publication of her award winning photo of the Great Crested Grebe on its nest. A first edition copy of this work, published 1924. With extensive and beautifully shot monochrome photographic plates taken by the author. Collated complete.Written and photographed by E.L. Turner, this work is a thoughtful account of various species of bird in the Norfolk Broads. As the author writes in the preface, "it is not a book for the scientist nor the collector, but for the bird-lover, who may be either, or neither...or all three". Author Emma Louise Turner (1867-1940) became interested in photography after meeting wildlife photographer Richard Kearton in 1900 and shortly after joined the Royal Photographic Society. She travelled extensively around the UK and Europe to photograph various birds, but her main base was in the… Read More
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The Book of Daniel
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The Book of Daniel

by E L Doctorow

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London: Macmillan , 1972. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 9" by 5.5". None. The review copy for this first edition novel by E L Doctorow, an excellent copy in the original, unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work by E L Doctorow. A review copy, with the slip from the publishers loosely inserted to the volume.A semi historical work based on the trials and execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg; the fictional character are named Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, and their story is told from the point of view of their son Daniel, and their daughter Susan, college students very interested in the politics surround the sixties. A fascinating story of humanity, trial, and politics loosely based on real life events.In the original, unclipped dustwrapper. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally lovely with only minor shelfwear. Loosely inserted, a review copy slip from the publishers. The dustwrapper is unclipped and very smart with only minor shelfwear and a slight sunning to… Read More
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In Scripture Lands
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In Scripture Lands

by Edward L Wilson

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 9.5" by 6.5". Edward L Wilson. The uncommon first edition containing Edward S Wilson's account of his travels in the Holy Land, with one hundred and fifty illustrations from original photographs by the author. Edward L Wilson's travelogue of the Holy Land, which he explored with the aim to give an account of the places made sacred by Scriptural History, without attachment or embellishment; to give a more vivid and truthful insight on the life and practices of the Land. The uncommon first edition of 1890. Wilson visited places at the time rarely visited by tourists, and spent time with the locals and the wandering tribes. This helped him gain some light upon the oriental life, and secured some apt illustrations for the sacred writings, as well as valuable pictures. Illustrated with one hundred and fifty illustrations from original photographs by the author as well as two maps. In the original publisher's cloth binding.… Read More
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English Thought 1860-1900    The Theological Aspect
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English Thought 1860-1900 The Theological Aspect

by L. E. Elliott-Binns, D.D., F.R.Hist.S

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London , New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1956. Cloth. Near Fine/Good. 8.5" by 5.5". None. English Thought 1860-1900 The Theological Aspect by L. E. Elliott-Binns. In unclipped dustwrapper. First edition. Providing the sequel to Canon Storr's well-known study of the subject down to 1860. With D. A. Palin's ink inscription dated 1959 to front pastedown, notes to front free endpapers, and further sheet of notes inserted by book reviewer David A. Palin. In a cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, in excellent condition but with minor wear to extremities and very odd slight marks to boards. Dustwrapper has occasional slight chipping, a closed tear and handling marks. Internally, generally firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout. Near Fine
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The Grandfather Clock
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The Grandfather Clock

by Ernest L Edwardes

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Altrincham : John Sherratt and Son , 1952 . Leather. Near Fine. 9.5" by 7.5". None stated . The new edition of this study of the grandfather clock by Ernest L Edwardes, in a handsome red crushed half morocco binding and illustrated throughout. The new edition, revised and enlarged. In a lovely vibrant crushed half morocco binding with cloth to the boards. Gilt fore edge and details with raised bands to the spine and a ribbon bookmark.Bound by Morrel with binder's stamp to the front blank. Illustrated with a frontispiece, diagrams and 47 monochrome plates. Collated complete.This work was written by Ernest L. Edwardes and contains a comprehensive study of the grandfather clock. Bound in crushed half morocco. Externally excellent with only slight fading to the spine and the odd minor mark to the boards. Light offsetting to the extremities of the endpapers. Internally firmly bound with clean and generally bright pages. Near Fine
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The Story of the Pendulum Clock
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The Story of the Pendulum Clock

by Ernest L Edwardes

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Altrincham: John Sherratt and Son, 1977. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 10" by 7.5". Not Stated . A signed first edition of this sweeping history of the Pendulum Clock, featuring a letter by the author loosely inserted. Looking at the history and development of the pendulum clock. The first edition of this work. Featuring a colourful frontispiece and numerous further plates in black and white. Signed by the author to title page. A handwritten letter from the author loosely inserted reads: "Dear Mr and Mrs Knight, it gives me the very greatest pleasure to be able to send you, at last, a complimentary copy of my new book The Story of the Pendulum Clock. In it, you will see many familiar clocks - your own! Still, however, [...] unpublished the pictures of your fine Japanese "lantern" clock and the little pillar clocks. These, deo volente, will appear in my next and final volume of the series "Weight-driven Chamber Clocks of Holland, 1550-1850; and An Introduction to the… Read More
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Excursions in the County of Cornwall
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Excursions in the County of Cornwall

by F. W. L. Stockdale

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London: Simpkin and Marshall, 1824. First edition. Leather. Good. 6.5" by 4". Not Stated. The first edition of this illustrated guide to the beauties and history of Cornwall by F. W. L. Stockdale. The first edition of this work.A charming topographical work on Cornwall by Frederick Wilton Litchfield Stockdale, in which he offers a historical and topographical study on the towns and villages of the county. Stockdale also examines the antiquities of the county and the notable residents.Illustrated with an engraved title, one folding map, and forty-eight plates.Collated, bound without the frontispiece. In a full calf binding, rebacked with the original spine and boards restored. Externally, smart. Light bumping to the extremities. A few light marks to the boards. Spine is age-toned. A small amount of loss to the tail of the spine. Front endpaper is detached but present. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with some scattered spots. Very small patch of worming to the tail of the textblock.… Read More
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Pedigrees of 200 Leading Winners 1912-1929
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Pedigrees of 200 Leading Winners 1912-1929

by F L Birch

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London: The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, [1930]. Leather. Very Good. 6.5" by 5.5". None . A scarce volume compiling the pedigrees of some leading winners in horse racing. A catalogue of the pedigrees of some two hundred leading winners of horse racing from 1912 to 1929, the second edition dated 1930 from Jisc. The first edition was entitled Pedigrees of 150 Leading Winners 1912-1925, published in 1926.Compiled by L F Birch in alphabetical order, it comprises pedigrees arranges under the families of Bruce Lowe and in Tail-Male family groups, with index and a preface. With information on a selection of two hundred leading winners, and some leading Sires of winners from 1899 to 1929.  In the original publisher's full limp morocco binding. Externally generally sound with a minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and extremities, and some minor rubbing to the extremities of the boards. A minor chipping to the head and tail of the spine. Previous ownership to the front free endpaper, John… Read More
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A Circumstantial Report of the Evidence and Proceedings upon the Charges     Preferred Against...
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A Circumstantial Report of the Evidence and Proceedings upon the Charges Preferred Against his Royal Highness the Duke of York In the Capacity of Commander in Chief in the Months of February and March 1809

by G L Wardle

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London: James Cundee, 1809. First edition. Leather. Good. 9" by 5". Not Stated. The first edition of this important report, which instigated one of the great scandals of the Georgian era. An account of the court proceedings between G L Wardle and the Duke of York. Illustrated, with a frontispiece and twelve plates. Collated, complete. This report is an account of the proceedings upon the charges against Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany by Gwllym Lloyd Wardle. Wardle was an army officer serving as a soldier in Sir William Watkins Wynn's Ancient British Regiment of light dragoons. He then was elected MP of Okehampton in 1807. During his time as an MP, Wardle developed an interest in corruption in the army. He alleged that Prince Frederick's mistress, Mary Anne Clarke, was promising promotion to officers in return for money. Wardle pursued a legal case against the Duke of York and secured his resignation as commander-in-chief. Following this resignation it emerged that Wardle had… Read More
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