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  • Vingt années de Paris by GILL, André.
    GILL, André.
    Vingt années de Paris Avec une preface par Alphonse Daudet

    Paris: C. Marpon et E. Flammarion, 1883. Very nice copy of this first edition. Text in French. Contemporary half burgundy leather, with gilt titles and marbled boards. A little rubbing to the spine. Internally clean and tidy. Complete, with Frontis and 4 caricatures on silk paper. xii, 238 pages. 190 by 120mm (7½ by 4¾ inches). Très bel exemplaire de cette première édition. Texte en français. Cuir demi bordeaux de l'époque, avec titres dorés et plats marbrés. Un petit frottement à la colonne vertébrale. Intérieur propre et bien rangé. Complet, avec Frontis et 4 caricatures sur papier de soie. xii, 238 pages. 190 x 120 mm

    Book ID: 3257
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  • Wonderful British vintage postcard
    Vintage Comic Postcard - Old Man on Tricycle with Charabanc full of daytrippers behind by Dennis Mallet
    Dennis Mallet
    Vintage Comic Postcard - Old Man on Tricycle with Charabanc full of daytrippers behind

    London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, c. 1940. Tuck's Postcard No. 58. In an excellent condition. Shows an elderly gentleman on a country road, slowly riding his tricycle in front a charabanc full of people eager to be on their way either to or from a seaside day out. One is holding a 'Kiss Me Quick' sign, some are shouting to get his attention, one has a horn and others have rattles. He seems oblivious to their eagerness to get past. Simply saying to himself (presumably in response to a vague level of noise) "'Ello! Sounds like they danged old pedals be wantin' another drop of oil". 80 x 135 mm (3¼ x 5¼ inches). AS THIS IS EPHEMERAL - PLEASE CONSULT US ABOUT THE POSTAGE COSTS.

    Condition: In an excellent condition. Has not been written on or ever posted. Blank to verso.

    Book ID: 2339
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  • Volunteer Service Gazette and Militia Dispatch by KELLY, Frederick George.
    KELLY, Frederick George.
    Volunteer Service Gazette and Militia Dispatch

    London: Court Circular, 1860. Two volumes of bound issues of this newsheet. Folio. 3/4 brown leather with buckram boards. Vol. 1 contains issues 21-52. (March 17th 1860 - October 20th 1860) Vol. 2 contains issues 79-104 (April 27th 1861 - October 19th 1981). There are also a number of "supplements" to the gazette. A total of 56 issues. In Vol. 1 Each is separately paginated, generally 16 pages long. Some pages have been bound incorrectly, but all seem to be present. Vol. 2 is numbered 417-836 pp. Initially entitled the "Volunteer Service Gazette and Militia Dispatch" From August 25th 1860, the name was shortened to "Volunteer Service Gazette."
    370 by 260mm (14½ by 10¼ inches). Volunteer Services & Forces…

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    London: Court Circular, 1860. Two volumes of bound issues of this newsheet. Folio. 3/4 brown leather with buckram boards. Vol. 1 contains issues 21-52. (March 17th 1860 - October 20th 1860) Vol. 2 contains issues 79-104 (April 27th 1861 - October 19th 1981). There are also a number of "supplements" to the gazette. A total of 56 issues. In Vol. 1 Each is separately paginated, generally 16 pages long. Some pages have been bound incorrectly, but all seem to be present. Vol. 2 is numbered 417-836 pp. Initially entitled the "Volunteer Service Gazette and Militia Dispatch" From August 25th 1860, the name was shortened to "Volunteer Service Gazette."
    370 by 260mm (14½ by 10¼ inches). Volunteer Services & Forces Newspapers were aimed at the volunteer services and regular army and navy, and flourished in the nineteenth century. In 1859 a new corps of volunteers was formed to supplement both the militia and the regular army in case of invasion. These rifle brigades attracted members from those able to afford to purchase their own uniform and rifle, which could amount to £8 -12. Newspaper proprietors responded to this wave of patriotism by creating newspapers to disseminate news of the military and the volunteer forces. Issues of the Volunteer Service Gazette carried reports on the various volunteer units, including descriptions of their uniforms and the progress of their drill and weapons training.

    These papers also included news of the movements and engagements of the regular army and navy. The posting of officers and the movement of troops are treated in great detail. These papers will tell you where a regiment was on a given date, at home or abroad. There were also an increasing number of advertisements for rifles, apparel and equipment as time went on.

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    Condition: The boards are somewhat rubbed and have lost much surface sheen. The leather is a little rubbed but in good condition. The binding is tight. Darkening to the pages of both volumes. Scattered worm holes to both volumes. These are worse to the front of vol. 1.

    Book ID: 2600
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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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  • 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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  • 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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