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Burns, Robert. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns, With Numerous Illustrations. Collins’ Clear-Type Press, Limp Vellum [n.d.] c. 1929.

Burns, Robert. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns, With Numerous Illustrations. London, Collins’ Clear-Type Press, n.d.. Limp Vellum, 24mo – over 5 – 5¾” tall, Very Good/ 648pp. [n.d.] c. 1929. Frontispiece. Top edge gilt, cased in calf leather, yapp edges (limp vellum), gilt inlay on blindstamp illustration of ship, embossed gilt titles. Minor rubbing and small splitting near top spine not significant. Tight binding with clean pages, inscribed with date to frontispiece verso. A very nice copy. (cat.-000172)

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December 9, 2012 at 5:13 pm

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Ballard, Robert D.. Exploring the Titanic. Pyramid Books, 1988.1st Edition

Ballard, Robert D.. Exploring the Titanic. London, Pyramid Books, 1988.1st Edition, Hardcover, Folio – over 12 – 15″ tall, Ken Marschall,Near Fine/ Near Fine, 64pp. Scarce First edition hard back binding in publisher’s original colour illustrated glazed boards, colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Special edition Titanic poster to rear of dustwrapper. Book and dustwrapper in near fine condition with minor edgewear to top spine of dustwrapper, no inscriptions. (cat.-000171)

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December 9, 2012 at 5:10 pm

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Playfair, Guy Lyon. This House is Haunted. London, BCA, 1980.

Playfair, Guy Lyon. This House is Haunted. London, BCA, 1980.Book Club Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall, Near Fine/ Near Fine, 288pp. FIRST EDITION thus. 33 plates. Clean cloth, endpapers and pages, no inscription. Dustwrapper lightly toned inside, otherwise near fine condition. Scarce classic book on poltergeist haunting. (cat.-000170)

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December 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm

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Sudell, Richard. Practical Gardening and Food Production in Pictures. Odhams Press Limited, 1946. (Allotment book)

Sudell, Richard. Practical Gardening and Food Production in Pictures. London, Odhams Press Limited, 1946.Reprint, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall, Poor/ 384pp. Illustrated green cloth, scuffed and marked. Spine cloth scuffed, frayed and splitting at the rear hinge. Binding tight. Endpapers and pages otherwise clean with previous owner’s name neatly inked to title page. A well-used practical book with information about adapting the garden for use as an allotment in wartime. (cat.-000169)

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December 9, 2012 at 5:06 pm

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Seago, Edward. With the Allied Armies in Italy. Collins, 1945.1st Edition

Seago, Edward. With the Allied Armies in Italy. London, Collins, 1945.1st Edition, Hardcover, 4to – over 9¾ – 12″ tall, The Author,Very Good/ Dust Jacket Included, 227pp. Frontispiece. 103 pages in ink and wash illustrated by the author, 24 text. Endpapers illustrated with maps. Gilt on red cloth. Very good cloth and boards, light fray to top of spine. Otherwise clean in tight binding. [Dustjacket included but has significant loss hence included for references purposes only.] (cat.-000168)

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December 9, 2012 at 5:05 pm

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Leyland, Eric. Crash Dive: the Story of the Submarine. Edmund Ward, 1961.1st Edition

Leyland, Eric. Crash Dive: the Story of the Submarine. London, Edmund Ward, 1961.1st Edition, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall, Very Good/ No Jacket, 128pp. 21 plates, 8 drawings. Gilt on leather spine label, yellow cloth. Endpapers and pages clean in tight binding. Light green stain to corner of rear board, otherwise very good. Scarce edition. No DJ. (cat.-000167)

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Parker, Dorothy. The Best of Dorothy Parker. Methuen & Co., 1955.1st Edition,

Parker, Dorothy. The Best of Dorothy Parker. London, Methuen & Co., 1955.1st Edition, Hardcover, Good/ Poor, 192pp. Gilt on green cloth, lightly bumped. Pages clean in tight binding. DJ taped at front inside hinge (cat.-000166)

 

 

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December 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm

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