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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

Condition: Good


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

Image for Commentaries on the Laws of England : In Four Books by Sir William Blackstone, Knt. One of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas. In four volumes

Commentaries on the Laws of England : In Four Books by Sir William Blackstone, Knt. One of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas. In four volumes

By: Blackstone, Sir William ; Richard Burn ; John Williams ;

Price: £750.00

Publisher: London, A. Strahan ; T. Cadell 1787: 1787

Edition: Tenth Edition

Book number: 57767

Condition: Good


In 4 volumes complete. Contemporary tree calf. All volumes sympathetically rebacked with maroon & black title & volume labels to spines. Corners repaired. All bindings firm. Previous owners' names to front pastedowns & endpapers. Internally clean. Frontis portrait engraving. Folding chart and one additional chart. In Good to VG condition. 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

Condition: Fine


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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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd 1947: 1947

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 57790

Condition: Good


[xii.], 162 pp, illustrated with 13 colour plates by Arthur Rackham, as well as black and white illustration. Bound in a half blue calf by Truslove and Hanson, cloth boards. Original endpapers preserved. Some fading to the spine and chipping. View more info

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The Hunting of the Snark. An Agony, in Eight Fits

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Ltd. 1898: 1898

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 57878

Condition: Very Good


xi, 84 pp. Elaborately gilt-decorated red cloth. All edges gilt. Light wear to extremities and to head & foot of spine. Foxing to extremities. Early ink name to verso of front endpaper. With nine illustrations by Henry Holiday. Gilt covers bright. A VG 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

Condition: Near Fine


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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The Chimes

By: DICKENS, Charles

Price: £75.00

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

Book number: 56650

Condition: Very Good


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. Previous owner's name on the endpaper. 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

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

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

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

Condition: Very Good


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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The Christmas Party

By: Jaques, Faith

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Orchard Books 1986: 1986

Book number: 40540

ISBN: 1852130024

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Good


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 House at Pooh Corner

By: Milne, A. A.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd 1928: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 57871

Condition: Good


xii., 180 pp. Publisher's original salmon-coloured cloth with gilt decoration to front board. Top edge gilt. Cloth faded but lettering faintly legible, some marking. Early ink name to half-title (dated Xmas 1928. Pictorial endpapers. Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. View more info

When We Were Very Young

By: Milne, A. A.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd 1924: 1924

Edition: 5th Edition

Book number: 57905

Condition: Good


xi., 100 pp., Blue publisher's cloth a little marked, TEG. Head and foot of spine a little rubbed. Ownership signature on half title. Very slight warp to boards 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

Condition: Very Good


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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Comedies. Tragedies. Histories and Poems. In 3 volumes.

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: £350.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Sons, Limited 1911: 1911

Edition: First Thus

Book number: 57771

Condition: Very Good


Complete in three volumes. First edition thus with the Edmund Sullivan illustrations. 848; 982; 888 pp. Contemporary dark blue half morocco over blue cloth. Raised bands to spines with gilt decoration & lettering. Top edges gilt. Bound by Thuslove & Hanson. Slight fading to spines. With tissue-guarded photogravure illustrations by Edmund Sullivan in each volume. Plates complete. Minimal wear. An attractive set in VG to Near Fine condition. 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

Condition: Very Good


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

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The Father Christmas Letters

By: Tolkien, J. R. R. and edited by Baillie Tolkien

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1976: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 57882

ISBN: 0048231304

Condition: Good


Unpaginated. Publisher's original colour laminated boards. No jacket. Boards slightly rubbed. Small area of sticky residue to rear panel. Internally clean. No ownership names. Colour illustrations throughout by the author. View more info