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The Modern Encyclopedia of Photography in Two Volumes
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The Modern Encyclopedia of Photography in Two Volumes

by S. G. Blaxland Stubbs, F. J. Mortimer, Gordon S. Malthouse

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London: The Amalgamated Press Ltd, c1938 . First edition. Leather. Very Good. 10" by 7". Not stated. The scarce first edition of this encyclopaedia of photography from the early twentieth century in two volumes with colour illustration. First edition, first impression of The Modern Encyclopedia of Photography in the original publisher's quarter morocco bindings and cloth boards. Complete in two volumes. Associate editors of this work are S. G. Blaxland Stubbs, F. J. Mortimer, and Gordon S. MalthouseVolume I has 47 monochrome plates and nine colour plates. Volume II has 51 monochrome plates. Collated, complete.Undated, dated through jisc.  In the original publisher's quarter morocco binding with cloth boards. Externally, very smart. There is some bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. There are some small markings to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean with some occasional spotting, particularly to the endpapers. Very Good
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Hornblower and the Atropos
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Hornblower and the Atropos

by C.S. Forester

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London: Michael Joseph, 1953. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 7.5" by 5". None. A First Edition, first impression copy of the third of C. S. Lewis' Hornblowers series, Hornblower and the Atropos. A first edition, first impression copy of Hornblower and the Atropos, one of C. S. Forester's series following the adventures of Horatio Hornblower, a fictional Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic Wars. The Hornblower series consists of twelve novels, of which one unfinished, and five short stories published between 1937 and 1967. Hornblower and the Atropos (1953) is the fifth novel in the series and third published. C. S. Forester was born in Cairo in 1899, lived in the UK and died in California, USA in 1966 (aged 66). He was an English novelist known for his writings on naval warfare. With unclipped dustwrapper. In the publisher's original brown cloth binding, with titles stamped in gilt to spine. externally very smart with minor shelfwear only and minor bumping to tail of spine. Dustwrapper… Read More
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The Earthly Paradise
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The Earthly Paradise

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London: Michael Joseph, 1940. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Indeed. 7.5" by 5". None. A very handsome first edition copy of The Earthly Paradise by the well-known novelist C. S. Forester. The first edition copy of The Earthly Paradise, by well-known novelist C.S. Forester. In the publisher's original red cloth.This novel follows the story of Christopher Columbus and his third voyage to America, told by the point of view of Don Narciso Rich, a 15th century liberal in a New World. That voyage was said to be the most disastrous for Columbus, who was sent back to Spain still in chains after being captured. This is a tale not only of history, but also of greed, ambition, thirst and jealousy.With unclipped dustwrapper. In the publisher's original red cloth binding, with titles stamped in silver to spine. Externally, very smart with minor shelfwear only. Spine is slightly bumped to head and slightly fainted. Dustwrapper is unclipped and smart, with minor chipping and closed tears. Internally,… Read More
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Household Elegancies: Suggestions in Household Art and Tasteful Home Decorations
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Household Elegancies: Suggestions in Household Art and Tasteful Home Decorations

by C.S. Jones

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New York: Henry T. Williams, 1877. Cloth. Very Good. 8.5" by 6". Henry T. Williams. In this illustrated volume, C. S. Jones instructs readers on how to make their homes more ornamental. In this delightful illustrated volume, C. S. Jones advises readers on how to improve the home with ornaments and embellishments. With over two hundred and fifty in-text illustrations. Comprised of twelve chapters, including sections on leaf work, leather work, and wax flowers, the volume instructs readers in how to make ornamental objects such as wall pockets, picture frames, hanging baskets, and shelves to improve the home. With a recipe for making skeleton ferns tipped in to the front paste down. With seven pages of publisher's adverts to the rear. In the publisher's original green cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. A little rubbed to the boards and spine, with some bumping to the head and tail of the spine and the extremities. The front and rear hinges are starting, but firm. Internally,… Read More
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Lieutenant Hornblower
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Lieutenant Hornblower

by C.S. Forester

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London: Michael Joseph, 1952. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 7.5" by 5". None. A First Edition, first impression copy of the second of C. S. Lewis's Hornblower series, Lieutenant Hornblower. A first edition, first impression copy of Lieutenant Hornblower, one of C. S. Forester's series following the adventures of Horatio Hornblower, a fictional Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic Wars. The Hornblower series consists of twelve novels, of which one unfinished, and five short stories published between 1937 and 1967. Lieutenant Hornblower (1952) is the second novel in the series and second published.C. S. Forester was born in Cairo in 1899, lived in the UK and died in California, USA in 1966 (aged 66). He was an English novelist known for his writings on naval warfare.With unclipped dustwrapper. In the publisher's original blue cloth binding, with titles stamped in gilt to spine. Externally smart, with minor shelfwear only and slight bumping to spine. Spine has slightly darkened. Minor handling… Read More
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The Complete Works of C. S. Calverley
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The Complete Works of C. S. Calverley

by C S Calverley

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London : George Bell & Sons, 1902. Leather. Near Fine. 8" by 5.5". None. The complete works of this English poet, in a Blackwell's half calf binding. Calverley has been called the father of the so called "university school of humour". He is now perhaps best-remembered for his Ode to Tobacco, which has been immortalised on a bronze plaque found on Rose Crescent in Cambridge. George W E Russell commented, "He was a true poet; he was one of the most graceful scholars that Cambridge ever produced; and all his exuberant fun was based on a broad and strong foundation of Greek, Latin, and English literature" In a half calf Blackwell binding, with gilt detailing and titles to the spine. Externally sound, though with some fading to the spine. With a bookseller's stamp to the front pastedown. With the binder's stamp to the front free endpaper. Internally, some light foxing to the frontispiece. Otherwise clean and bright, and firmly bound. Near Fine
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The African Queen
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The African Queen

by C.S. Forester

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London: William Heinemann, 1936. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8" by 5.5". None. The scarce 'cheap edition' of C.S. Forester's thrilling novel about the adventures of a Christian missionary and a steamer captain who travel up a treacherous river in German East Africa. The scarce 1936 cheap edition of this work, which was the second edition to be published in the UK, and is preceded only by the first edition and first US edition. In the publisher's original price unclipped dust wrapper. Contemporary UK editions of this work in the original dust wrapper are scarce.Forester's novel, set in WWI East Africa, follows a gin-swilling Canadian riverboat captain is persuaded by an English missionary to undertake a trip up a treacherous river to attack a German gun-boat.With eight pages of advertisements to the rear.The novel was adapted into a 1951 motion picture starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price unclipped dust wrapper. Bumping to back strip head… Read More
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The Complete Works of C. S Calverley
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The Complete Works of C. S Calverley

by C S Caverley

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London: G Bell and Sons, 1926. Leather. Fine. 8" by 5". None. A copy of 'The Complete Works of Charles Stuart Calverley'. 'With a biography notice by Sir Walter J. Sendall'. Includes a frontispiece of the author. Charles Stuary Calverley was a popular English poet and wit. He is probably best known for his poem 'Ode to Tobacco' which is on a bronze plaque in Rose Crescent, Cambridge. In a half calf binding with cloth boards. Externally, in excellent condition with just minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound, very bright and clean with just some spotting to the text block edge encroaching on the margins. Fine
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Hornblower in the West Indies
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Hornblower in the West Indies

by C.S. Forester

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London: Michael Joseph, 1958. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good Indeed. 8" by 5". None. A First Edition, first impression copy of the last of C. S. Lewis' Hornblowers series, Hornblower in the West Indies. A first edition, first impression copy of Hornblower in the West Indies, one of C. S. Forester's series following the adventures of Horatio Hornblower, a fictional Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic Wars. The Hornblower series consists of twelve novels, of which one unfinished, and five short stories published between 1937 and 1967. Hornblower in the West Indies (1958) is the last novel in the series and the ninth published. C. S. Forester was born in Cairo in 1899, lived in the UK and died in California, USA in 1966 (aged 66). He was an English novelist known for his writings on naval warfare.With unclipped dustwrapper. In the original publisher's blue cloth binding, with titles stamped in gilt to spine. Externally, in excellent condition with minor bumping to head and tail of spine… Read More
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Napoleon and His Court
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Napoleon and His Court

by C.S. Forester

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London: Methuen, 1924. First edition. Cloth. Good. 9.5" by 6". Not Stated. An illustrated historical account of the life and court of Napoleon Bonaparte, noted French military and political leader. A fascinating and detailed account of the French court of Napoleon Bonaparte, including chapters on his wives, family, paladins, leisure activities, and more. The first edition of this work.An early work of noted novelist C.S. Forester, most well-known for the Lieutenant Hornblower series. Including sixteen illustrated plates, collated and complete. Containing a loosely inserted letter and inscription from a previous owner, dated 1929. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, smart, with bumping to the head and tail of the spine and slight fading to the spine. Cloth is split slightly at the joints. Internally, front hinge is strained at the title page, remaining binding is firm. Some spotting to the fore-edge and a few instances of light spotting throughout Good
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Hornblower in the West Indies
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Hornblower in the West Indies

by C.S. Forester

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London: Michael Joseph, 1958. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8" by 5". None. A First Edition, first impression copy of the last of C. S. Forester's Hornblowers series, Hornblower in the West Indies. A first edition, first impression copy of Hornblower in the West Indies, one of C. S. Forester's series following the adventures of Horatio Hornblower, a fictional Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic Wars. The Hornblower series consists of twelve novels, of which one unfinished, and five short stories published between 1937 and 1967. Hornblower in the West Indies (1958) is the last novel in the series and the ninth published. C. S. Forester was born in Cairo in 1899, lived in the UK and died in California, USA in 1966 (aged 66). He was an English novelist known for his writings on naval warfare.With the unclipped dust wrapper. In the publisher's original navy blue cloth binding, with titles stamped in gilt to spine. Externally, in excellent condition with minor shelfwear only.… Read More
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The Night-Mare
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The Night-Mare

by C.S. Forester

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London: Michael Joseph, 1954. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Indeed. 8" by 5". None. The first edition of C. S. Forester's novel about the end of Nazi Germany, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of The Nightmare by C.S. Forester, English novelist particuarly known for his naval writings, such as the Hornblower series.This novel deals with the events that took place in Nazi Germany, until the end of the Reich with the Nuremberg trials. In the publisher's original cloth binding, with unclipped dustwrapper. In the publisher's original cloth binding, with titles stamped in black and red to spine. Externally, very smart with minor shelfwear only, Spine is slightly fainted. Dustwrapper is very smart, with minor shelfwear and minor closed tears and chipping to head of spine, which is slightly sunned. INternally, firmly bound. Minor faint spotting to front free endpaper and edges, affecting only the occasional gutter. Otherwise, pages are very bright. With unclipped… Read More
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With Roberts to Candahar     A Tale of the Third Afghan War
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With Roberts to Candahar A Tale of the Third Afghan War

by Captain F. S. Brereton

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London: Blackie and Son Limited, 1907. First edition. Leather. Very Good. 7" by 5". William Rainey . The first edition of this illustrated fictional work set during the third Afghan War by Captain Brereton, in a full calf prize binding. The first edition. In a full calf prize binding from 'Lewisham School' with their crest on the front board. Illustrated with a monochrome frontispiece and five monochrome plates by William Rainey. Collated complete. This work was written by Frederick Sadleir Brereton, a British Army medical officer and author. Captain Brereton wrote many works set during war, with this work being set during the Afghan War. In a full calf prize binding with 'Lewisham School's' crest to the front. Externally very smart with fading to the spine and the odd slight mark to the board. Front hinge starting. Internally firmly bound with prize inscription in ink to the front blank dated 1908. Pages lightly age toned with the odd spot, heavier to the front and rear and minor tidemarks to… Read More
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Verses and Fly Leaves
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Verses and Fly Leaves

by Charles S Calverley

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London : George Bell and Son, 1891. Cloth. Very Good. 8" by 5". None. A collection of poetry by Charles S Calverley. The new edition of this work. Charles Stuart Calverley was an English poet and wit. He is often seen as the literary father of the 'University School of Humour.' In a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the joints and to the head and tail of spine. A few marks to spine, which has faded. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned to edges with a few light spots to endpapers and the odd spot throughout. Very Good
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My Sudan Year
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My Sudan Year

by E S Stevens

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London: Mills and Boon, 1912. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 9" by 6". Not Stated. A scarce travelogue by Ethel Stefana Stevens regarding her time in the Sudan during her career as an anthropologist. The first edition of this work. In the publisher's original binding. Profusely illustrated, with forty illustrations. Collated, complete. Ethel Stefana Stevens, who is also known under her married name Ethel Stefana Drower, was a cultural anthropologist who specialised in the Middle East and its cultures. She was the primary specialist on the Mandaeans during her time and was the chief collector of Mandaean manuscripts. To the preface Stevens notes that this book's intentions is the 'convey to the tourist or fireside traveller something of the interest and charm of the Sudan in an unambitious form.' Uncut to the top edge at the contents. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Light bumping to the head and tail of spine. Joints are lightly… Read More
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Waterloo     A Narrative and a Criticism
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Waterloo A Narrative and a Criticism

by E. L. S. Horsburgh

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London: Methuen & Co., 1895. First edition. Cloth. Good. 8" by 5". None stated. An uncommon first edition of this work on the battle of Waterloo by E. L. S. Horsburgh. A first edition of the work.In the publisher's original cloth. With 7 plates including maps. Collated complete. This work is written by E. L. S. Horsburgh and discusses the battle of Waterloo including the days before and after the event, an in depth look at the battles and a critique on the events discussed. Publisher's advertisements to the rear. In the publisher's original cloth. Externally generally smart with marks to the boards and spine, fading to the spine, slight discolouration to the extremities of the back board and damp stains to the spine and front board. Bumping resulting in light rubbing to the extremities. Offsetting to the free end papers and remnants of paper adhered to the rear pastedown. Internally firmly bound with bright and generally clean pages with the odd spot and very light offsetting to the extremities of… Read More
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Waterloo a Narrative and a Criticism
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by E. L. S. Horsburgh

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London: Methuen & Co, 1895. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8" by 5.5". Not Stated. An uncommon first edition volume looking into the Battle of Waterloo, illustrated with plans of the Battle. The first edition of this uncommon work.An interesting narrative and critical look at the decisive Battle of Waterloo, a close study of the event, the moments that led up to the Battle, and the aftermath. Illustrated with six plans.By E. L. S. Horsburgh. Thirty-two pages of adverts to the rear, dated September 1895. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. A few light marks and a little rubbing to the boards and spine. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Spine is a little faded. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with some spots. Very Good
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A History of Gothic Art in England
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A History of Gothic Art in England

by Edward S Prior

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London: George Bell and Sons, 1900. First edition. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 11" by 8". Gerald S Horsley. A first edition of this essential work on the subject of the Gothic Architecture of England. A first edition of this 1900 work on the Gothic architecture of England, with a major focus on the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.This scholarly work from architect Edward Schroeder Prior is recognised as a standard text on the subject, achieving international acclaim, and contributing to his appointment as Slade Professor of Fine Art and Cambridge University. With 442 illustrations, plans and diagrams by British architect and draughtsman Gerald Callcott Horsley.This is an ex-library copy, and while in excellent condition, bears marking as such. There is a bookplate for the Weston-Super-Mare Reference Library to the front pastedown, and the front free endpaper bears an Avon County Library stamp.A publisher's advertisement appears at the rear. In a quarter calf library binding, with cloth covered… Read More
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The Story of The American Sailor     in Active Service on Merchant Vessel     And Man-of-War
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The Story of The American Sailor in Active Service on Merchant Vessel And Man-of-War

by Elbridge S Brooks

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Boston: D Lothrop Company, 1888. First edition. Cloth. Good. 9" by 7". Various. An uncommon first edition of this fascinating study of the duties, experiences, adventures, and 'romance' of the American Sailor, by Elbridge S Brooks. Elbridge Streeter Brooks was an American author, editor, and critic, renowned as an author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction for children, much of it on historical or patriotic subjects. Copiously illustrated throughout with numerous monochromatic in-text illustrations and plates. This work also contains a list of 'The Best Hundred Books on the American Sailor' complied by Brooks, to the rear of the text. In the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding. Externally, bumped to extremities and head and tail of spine. Marking to boards. Fading to spine. Hinges split and tender. Mark to fore edge of front free-endpaper. Internally firmly bound, slightly strained in places. Pages slightly age toned to edges but very bright and clean throughout. Mark to… Read More
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English Poetesses: A Series of Critical Biographies with Illustrative Extracts
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English Poetesses: A Series of Critical Biographies with Illustrative Extracts

by Eric S Robertson

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London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1883. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 7" by 5". None. A charming collection of writings and biographies for English Poetesses. A collection of works and biographies of English female poets such as: Aphra Behn, Charlotte Smith, Anna Sewars, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and many more. Collected and written by Eric S. Robertson. In the original green cloth binding. Externally, excellent with minor shelf wear to the extremities only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean with very light spotting to the first and last few pages. Very Good Indeed
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