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  • Waikua; or Adventures on the Mosquito Shore by SQUIER, E.G. / BARD, Samuel A.
    SQUIER, E.G. / BARD, Samuel A.
    Waikua; or Adventures on the Mosquito Shore

    Edition: First Thus

    London: Sampson Low & Son: 1856. 1st Thus- Notable survey of the Mosquito Coast region of Honduras, Belize and Nicaragua; includes a short glossary of the Miskito language. Red soft back with titles and engraving to the front cover - adverts to the rear. These are dated May 15th 1856. An unusual variant of an uncommon book. This edition has no maps or illustrations. iv, 188, 16pp. Adverts to rear.

    Condition: The soft red covers are a little darkened / marked, but without significant wear. Internally clean and tidy.

    Book ID: 1822
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  • Limited to 100 examples
    Wallonie by MALCLES-MASEREEL, Laure
    MALCLES-MASEREEL, Laure
    Wallonie 18 lithograhies originales de Laure Malcles-Masereel

    Bruxelles: Wastiau-Jeukens, 1976. Limited edition of 100. Preface in French by Jean Servais. One of the 18 examples where the signed lithographs are in two states: on Japon paper and also on Arduenna (this is # 16 of 18). These are loose in gathers, and uncut. With both an original signed sketch on glassine, and a simple pencil drawing. Enclosed in a light blue portfolio, and inside its original slipcase. Unpaginated. 350 x 255 mm (13¾ x 10 inches). Laure Malcles-Masereel was an accomplished illustrator in her own right, previous to becoming Frans Masereel's second wife.

    Condition: Slipcase has some sun fading, and light wear. Spine of the portfolio has sun fading. Internally the lithographs and original artwork are all in a very good condition.

    Book ID: 2563
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  • Warne's Model Cookery and Housekeeping Book by JEWRY, Mary
    JEWRY, Mary
    Warne's Model Cookery and Housekeeping Book

    London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co. Undated - but circa 1900. Original publisher's hardback red cloth boards, with gilt and black embossed titles to front and spine. The corners are a little rubbed / bumped. Spine is lightly sun faded. A thick revised version of the popular Victorian cookbook, first published in 1868 in a smaller format. Scattered foxing throughout, but contents generally in a clean and bright condition. Complete with all six colour plates, by J.M. Kronheim. All in very good condition. 728 pages. 205 x 145 mm (8 x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3007
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  • Warne's Picture Puzzle Toy Books. Holiday Fun by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Warne's Picture Puzzle Toy Books. Holiday Fun

    London: F. Warne & Co: [1870]. First Edition. Illustrated publisher's soft covers. Undated but late 19th century (1870). Six charming colour plates depicting children enjoying Christmas and other holidays. The idea was for a child to cut out and glue the figures from separate sheets (not included) on to the scenes to complete the pictures. Or, it is suggested, the blanks could be hand coloured. There is a note to say: Gum Arabic dissolved in boiling water is the best material to make the cut-out figures adhesive. 12 pages. 265 x 230 mm (10½ x 9 inches).

    Condition: Covers are a little soiled, and have moderate edge wear. Four pages are complete, and two partially complete. Signs of sheen from dried glue on some pages, and on back cover.

    Book ID: 2954
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  • Wennerberg-Album. 20 Farbige Kunstblaetter nach Originalbildern. by WENNERBERG, B.
    WENNERBERG, B.
    Wennerberg-Album. 20 Farbige Kunstblaetter nach Originalbildern.

    Berlin: Dr. Eysler & Co. A.-G, 1921. First edition. In blue buckram with cloth spine. Charming colour illustrated plate pasted to front board. Blindstamped gilt border and title to front, and gilt title to spine. 20 full page plates, on glossy pages, depicting carefree looking young women of the time. Brynolf Wennerberg was a Swedish painter of the Düsseldorf School. 340 x 260 mm (13½ x 10¼ inches).

    Condition: Some rubbing to extremities (shown in photos). Internally very good, with just one or two fingermarks.

    Book ID: 2616
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  • Werke 7 -12. (7) Die Stadt. (8) Bilder der Grossstadt. (9) Ostern in New York. (10) Capitale. (11) Das Gesicht Hamburgs. (12) Antwerpen (Beiheft) by MASEREEL, Frans
    MASEREEL, Frans
    Werke 7 -12. (7) Die Stadt. (8) Bilder der Grossstadt. (9) Ostern in New York. (10) Capitale. (11) Das Gesicht Hamburgs. (12) Antwerpen (Beiheft)

    Frankfurt: Zweitausendeins, 1987. First editions - six books and one booklet, in slipcase. 210 x 150 mm (8¼ x 6 inches).

    Condition: The books and the slipcase are all in a fine condition.

    Book ID: 2658
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  • Westminster Abbey. A Guide to the Buildings and the Monuments. by RUSSELL. A. L. N.,
    RUSSELL. A. L. N.,
    Westminster Abbey. A Guide to the Buildings and the Monuments. With a Plan and an Explanation of English Gothic Architecture.

    London: Chatto & Windus: 1955. Original red paper covers with white titles. Third Impression. Frontis plan of the Abbey over two pages. 8 photographs and three further line drawings. 116 pp.

    Condition: A lovely copy of this book. The red covers are clean and tidy with just a touch of handling to them. Internally clean and tidy throughout.

    Book ID: 1342
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  • When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don't seem to matter, do they? A Literary Art Print by OBVIOUS STATE
    OBVIOUS STATE
    When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don't seem to matter, do they? A Literary Art Print

    United States: Obvious State, 2019. A literary Art print / Poster featuring one of the cards from the "Visual Ode to Visual Women" series. 360 by 280mm (14¼ by 11 inches). As new, unopened.

    Book ID: 2476
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  • Witchcraft at Salem. by HANSEN, Chadwick
    HANSEN, Chadwick
    Witchcraft at Salem.

    New York: George Braziller, Inc. First Edition. First printing. Signed author dedication to front pastedown dated 1969. In original unclipped dust jacket, protected by archival cover. Red Boards with black and silver gilt title to spine. 215 x 150 mm (8½ x 6 inches). Chadwick Hansen made an astonishing claim in this book. He asserted that a few of those accused in Salem were actually guilty, and that witches did practice in Salem, some causing real harm to others.

    "There was witchcraft in Salem, and it worked," writes Hansen, who was a former English professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "There was every reason to regard it as a criminal offense."

    Belief in witchcraft was far from…

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    New York: George Braziller, Inc. First Edition. First printing. Signed author dedication to front pastedown dated 1969. In original unclipped dust jacket, protected by archival cover. Red Boards with black and silver gilt title to spine. 215 x 150 mm (8½ x 6 inches). Chadwick Hansen made an astonishing claim in this book. He asserted that a few of those accused in Salem were actually guilty, and that witches did practice in Salem, some causing real harm to others.

    "There was witchcraft in Salem, and it worked," writes Hansen, who was a former English professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "There was every reason to regard it as a criminal offense."

    Belief in witchcraft was far from unique to Salem, Hansen argued; it was endemic to Europe at the time and a constant in the English culture that 17th century New England reflected.

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    Condition: Very slight bumping to spine and corners. Cover has some small closed tears, rubbing, and edge wear. Overall very good copy that author gave as a gift to friends in March 1969.

    Book ID: 2802
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  • Witness Number Five: Joseph Mills by MILLS, Joseph
    MILLS, Joseph
    Witness Number Five: Joseph Mills

    New York: Joy of Giving Something Inc, 2008.

    Book ID: 2105
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  • Witness Number Four: Sections of Time by del VALLE, Eduardo & GOMEZ, Mirta
    del VALLE, Eduardo & GOMEZ, Mirta
    Witness Number Four: Sections of Time

    New York: Joy of Giving Something Inc, 2007.

    Book ID: 2104
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  • Witness Number Three: Martin Parr by PARR, Martin
    PARR, Martin
    Witness Number Three: Martin Parr

    New York: Joy of Giving Something Inc, 2007. Signed by Martin Parr

    Book ID: 2106
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  • Women in Culture: A Women's Studies Anthology by PEACH, Lucinda Joy
    PEACH, Lucinda Joy
    Women in Culture: A Women's Studies Anthology

    Malden: Blackwell Publishers, 1998. This is a publisher's review copy, in laminated boards (hardback). 240 mm x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches). An anthology which collects texts on women in culture and offers an introduction, for students in women's studies and feminism, to the cultural dimensions of women's experience. It reveals how the mass media, music, and pornography industries portray women, and how advertising promotes unattainable standards of beauty for women. 457 pp.

    Condition: As new.

    Book ID: 2227
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  • Women on the Move by FARNHAM, Eliza, W., LESLIE, Mrs Frank., & FULLER, Margaret.
    FARNHAM, Eliza, W., LESLIE, Mrs Frank., & FULLER, Margaret.
    Women on the Move A Series of Books on the American West and Midwest by Women who Traveled and Settled there between 1835 and 1877

    Niewuwkoop: B De Graaf. These facsimiles of the original publications were produced as a set by De Graaf in 1972. Scarce as a set.
    4 volumes in slipcase. The slipcase is clean and tidy with no significant flaws. A small stamp stating archief exemplaar to the slipcase. A touch of handling / marking.
    All the books are as new, without flaws.
    1) Eliza W. Farnham. 'California, In-doors and out: How we Farm, Mine, and Live Generally in the Golden State' Originally 1856. Blue Cloth. 42 pp. introduction / life of Farnham, with 2 folding plates.
    facsimile is xiv, 508 pp. As new.
    3) S.M. Fuller. 'Summer on the Lakes in 1843' Originally 1844. Red…

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    Niewuwkoop: B De Graaf. These facsimiles of the original publications were produced as a set by De Graaf in 1972. Scarce as a set.
    4 volumes in slipcase. The slipcase is clean and tidy with no significant flaws. A small stamp stating archief exemplaar to the slipcase. A touch of handling / marking.
    All the books are as new, without flaws.
    1) Eliza W. Farnham. 'California, In-doors and out: How we Farm, Mine, and Live Generally in the Golden State' Originally 1856. Blue Cloth. 42 pp. introduction / life of Farnham, with 2 folding plates.
    facsimile is xiv, 508 pp. As new.
    3) S.M. Fuller. 'Summer on the Lakes in 1843' Originally 1844. Red Cloth. 35 pp. introduction / life of Fuller.
    facsimile is 508 pp. Engraving as frontis. As new.
    3) Eliza W. Farnham. 'Life in Prairie Land' Originally 1855. Green Cloth. 32 pp. introduction / life of Farnham.
    facsimile is xii, 408 pp. As new.
    4) Mrs Frank Leslie. 'California, A pleasure trip from Gotham to the Golden Gate, April, May, June 1877',
    Originally 1877. Brown Cloth. 24 pp introduction / life of Leslie. facsimile is 286, ii. pp. Frontis engraving.
    As new. Apart from the fact that the gilt title to the spine has been put on upside down.

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    Book ID: 2245
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  • Woodcut of a Windmill by Kröger, H.
    Kröger, H.
    Woodcut of a Windmill Holzschnitt einer Windmühle

    1937. Signed and limited woodcut. Copy # 5 of 50 copies. Part of a series by German artist H. Kröger. Signature in pencil, and dated 1937. On fine Japan paper. In a card mount. Slight discolouration to mount, otherwise very good. 155 x 130 mm (6 x 5 inches).

    Book ID: 3107
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  • Woodworking Machinery; by POWIS BALE, M.
    POWIS BALE, M.
    Woodworking Machinery; Its rise, progress, and construction, with hints on the management of saw mills and the economical conversion of timber.

    London: The Technical Press Limited, 1922. 5th Printing. In original navy blue cloth hardback, with gilt stamped title to spine. 40 b/w plates - 10 of which are fold out. 442 pages. 200 x 140 mm (7¾ x 5½ inches).

    Condition: In a very good and clean condition. Minor rubbing to boards. Inside just a number 1 in ink on title page, otherwise virtually spotless.

    Book ID: 2890
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  • Wordsworth's Poems for the Young by WORDSWORTH, William
    WORDSWORTH, William
    Wordsworth's Poems for the Young With fifty illustrations by John Macwhirter and John Pettie and a vignette by J. E. Millais. Engraved by the Dalziel brothers

    London: Alexander Strahan & Co, 1863. Nice copy of this first issue. decorated and blind stamped boards. A touch of handling. There is some light white staining to the boards. Brown end papers with gift inscription. Attractive work with engravings throughout. A light foxing intermittently throughout. 92 pages +10 page ads. 195 by 155mm (7¾ by 6 inches).

    Book ID: 2426
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  • XIVth Century Carols by DAGLISH, M.M.
    DAGLISH, M.M.
    XIVth Century Carols Chiefly from the Sloane MS. A.D. 1396

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Burns and Oates: 1909. Limp card covers with blue titles and blue illus. to front cover. Yapped edges. Heavy laid bond paper throughout. viii, 9-46, [2]. pp

    Condition: The card covers are slightly darkened and marked with a touch of bumping to the corners. Overall in good sound condition. Internally clean and tidy throughout. Name of Syon Abbey (Bridgettine order) to the inside cover in ink.

    Book ID: 1244
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  • XX Stories by XX Tellers by WAGNER, Leopold
    WAGNER, Leopold
    XX Stories by XX Tellers

    Edition: First Edition

    London: T. Fisher Unwin: 1895. First edition. In original orange cloth with black title to front and spine. Spine slightly darkened, cloth covers show signs of handling and so are slightly grubby. The title page is printed in red and black. End papers and pages have some darkening, but there is virtually no foxing (see images). Small label on inside back end paper says Oldershaw Stationer.
    Stories included are by Barry Pain, Brandon Thomas, W.S. Gilbert, George Manville Fenn, B.L. Farjeon, and Robert Barr, plus others. The editor also includes his work; a supernatural story called 'The Romance of a Melody'.

    Book ID: 1959
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  • XXX. vypusk wratschei 1-go Leningradskogo Medizinskogo Instituta by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    XXX. vypusk wratschei 1-go Leningradskogo Medizinskogo Instituta 30th graduation year of the 1st Leningrad Medical Institute

    Leningrad Medical Institute, 1931. Cloth hardback with gilt titles. Commemorative album with 20 photos (montages) The famous medical college, founded in 1897 as a women's medical institute, is now named after IP Pavlov. The photos are montages with several people each, exterior and interior views. On the rear inner cover 1 sheet of legend with the names of all those depicted. The corners are a little rubbed, and titles slightly dulled. Binding is fractionally loose, but holding well. Internally clean and tidy. Images size 21.5 x 27.5 cm Album size 310 by 390mm (12¼ by 15¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3001
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