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Image for The Book of Household Management;  Comprising information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen Maid, Butler etc.......Also, sanitary, medical, and legal memoranda; With a history of the origin, properties, and uses of all things conected

The Book of Household Management; Comprising information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen Maid, Butler etc.......Also, sanitary, medical, and legal memoranda; With a history of the origin, properties, and uses of all things conected

By: Beeton, Mrs Isabella (edited by)

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock, and co. 1878: 1878

Edition: New Edition

Book number: 43153


circa 1878 new edition, revised and corrected. Three hundred and first thousand. pp. half title with advert on verso, frontis, xl, plate list, verso advt, [4] adverts printed in red and black, 1139, 12 (adverts) printed in red and black, 16 pp. publisher's catalogue, a further 12 pp. publishers catalogue. 12 coloured lithographic plates in totalYellow endpapers, with adverts printed in red and black. Bound in the publishers gilt decorated red morocco with green cloth... View more info

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [and] Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: £395.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited 1927: 1927

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 53230


x, 300 pp. Recent full red morocco with large gilt White Rabbit device to front board. Raised bands to spine with gilt Alice devices and lettering. Top edge gilt. New endpapers. Original red cloth cover bound in at rear. Internally very clean. No ownership names. No foxing. With 92 illustrations by John Tenniel, including eight in colour. View more info

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Christmas Books and Hard Times : The Biographical Edition

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, Ltd. 1906: 1906

Book number: 54569


xxiv, 566 pp. Dark blue full calf with gilt school device to front board. Raised bands to spine with decorative gilt panels and brown leather title label. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. A volume in Chapman & Hall's Biographical Edition. With 68 illustrations. Minimal wear. Clean copy. View more info

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The Chimes

By: DICKENS, Charles

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton [1913]: 1913

Book number: 56061


v, 138 pp., Illustrated with 7 tipped in full colour plates. Very bright and clean gilt decorated publisher's cloth. Minor rubbing to edges. Some offsetting to pages facing plates from the darker card that the plates are mounted on. Some foxing to prelims. View more info

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Here Comes Santa Claus

By: Father Christmas

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Bancroft and Co 1950: 1950

Book number: 43364


9 page pop up illustrated in colour, spiral bound, [1950], some wear to edges and a small tear to top of card front, cover illustration of a hairy faced old man in a red hoodie holding a teddy bear, the only known suspect to have written such a tale.. View more info

Image for Christmas With the Poets: A Collection of Songs, Carols, and Descriptive Verses, Relating to the Festival of Christmas, From the Anglo-Saxon Period to the Present Time

Christmas With the Poets: A Collection of Songs, Carols, and Descriptive Verses, Relating to the Festival of Christmas, From the Anglo-Saxon Period to the Present Time

By: Foster, Birket

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, David Bogue 1852: 1852

Edition: Second Edition

Book number: 51005


x, 200 pp. Dark green full morocco with attractive geometric and floral gilt decoration to front and rear boards. Five raised bands to spine with gilt panels and lettering. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Riviere. Corners slightly bumped and slight wear to extremities. Bookplate to front pastedown and name stamp to first blank. Occasional light foxing. Extra chromolithographed title page. Leaves with gilt ruled frames. With 53 tinted illustrations by Birket F... View more info

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Robin Hood and the Men of the Greenwood

By: Gilbert, Henry

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, T.C. & E. C. Jack circa 1920s:

Book number: 55553


xi, 360 pp. Yellow / beige cloth with pale green lettering and a circular illustration mounted to the front board. With sixteen full-page colour plates by Walter Crane. The preface is dated 1912, but this is a later issue binding completely unlike the gilt decorated green cloth of the first edition. Likely a 1920s issue, as Jacks' reissued the book adding Brock illustrations to those of Crane in the 1930s. Some mottling to the lower back corners and a couple of dog ... View more info

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Our Man in Havana, an Entertainment

By: Greene, Graham

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann 1958: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 53009


273 pp. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and in pictorial dust wrapper. Wrapper design by Donald Green. Minor darkening to dj spine lettering and a few marks to rear of jacket. Dj not price-clipped. Leaves slightly tanned. No ownership names. View more info

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A Semaphore Alphabet : From Angels to Zebras. Wishing You Happy Christmas and New Year

By: Hatzius, Lynn

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Church Hanborough, Inky Parrot Press 2002: 2002

Edition: Limited Edition

Book number: 54772


Edition limited to 300 copies. Probable presentation. Signed on the front cover 'from Sylvia and Dennis.' Inky Parrot Press is owned by Dennis Hall. Unpaginated [30 pp]. Original printed pictorial wrappers. Alphabet book with illustration to each page. VG to Near Fine. View more info

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Les Miserables

By: Hugo, Victor

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Paris, Pagnerre 1862: 1862

Edition: 8th Edition

Book number: 5872


10 volumes in a contemporary quarter red french morocco with blind stamped morocco grained cloth. Marbled endnapers Some spotting. Published in the same year as the Brussels first edition. It had been published there while the author was in exile during the Second Empire of Louis Napoleon. Rubs and marks to the binding but a good, solid contemporary set. View more info

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The Christmas Party

By: Jaques, Faith

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Orchard Books 1986: 1986

Book number: 40540


Collection of unpaginated colour illustrated sheets which can be erected into a festive diorama. View more info

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Father Christmas the Children's Annual 1884

By: Lennard, Horace

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, 1884: 1884

Book number: 38252


32 pp., Colour illustrations by George Cruikshank. Portions of loss to head and foot of spine on cover, foxing and a few small tears to margins of cover, internally good and clean. View more info

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The Man of Snow, and Other Tales. A Story Book for Winter.

By: Myrtle, Mrs. Harriet [Miller, Lydia Falconer]

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Joseph Cundall 1848: 1848

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 51342


124 pp. Original blind-stamped red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration to spine. All edges gilt. Slight wear to spine ends. With the small bookplate to the corner of the front pastedown of Dr. L. G. E. Bell, noted collector of early children's books. Four full-page lithographic plates. Binding firm. Scarce, with Copac only recording V & A, Trinity, NLS & Birmingham. A VG copy. View more info

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The Child's Christmas pictured by Charles Robinson

By: Sharp, Evelyn

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London, Blackie and Son Limited N.d. [1906]: 1906

Book number: 51327


227 pp. Bound in full crimson morocco with gilt lettering & decoration to spine. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and pictorial endpapers. Original gilt decorated cloth cover bound in at front. Area of darkening to front board at lower right and edge. With 38 colour plates and colour title page by Charles Robinson. Plates complete. Numerous b&w illustrations. A VG copy. View more info