- Category = Other Interesting Volumes
The Netsuke Handbook of Ueda Reikichi with 226 new photographs in color and gravure
London, Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1961. First Edition hardback. Author signed dedication to 'fellow collectors' on half-title. Original gift postcard from the author to the same people also included inside. In original dust jacket. Inside publisher's corrugated cardboard slipcase with pictorial title label; this is somewhat darkened and rubbed. There is some wear to the price-clipped dust jacket. The grey cloth boards underneath remain in very good condition. Overall in good condition. B/w and colour images of netsuke - miniature collectable sculptures, originating from 17th Century Japan. 325 pages. 245 x 165 mm (9¾ x 6½ inches).Book ID: 3056More details Price: £35.00
The New Pocket Hoyle, Containing the Games of Whist, Quadrille, Piquet, Quinze, Lansquenet, Pharo, Rouge et Noir, Cribbage, Matrimony, Cassino, Reversis, Put, Connexions, All Fours, and Speculation.
Accurately Displaying the Rules and Practice, as Admitted and Established by the First Players in the Kingdom.
London: T Bensley for Wynne and Scholey and J Wallis, 1802. First Edition Thus (Pocket edition). Original Full Leather with title and ornaments in gilt to spine. The boards are rubbed and there is some splitting to the sides of the spine, leaving the front hinge a little weak. There has been some minor worm damage to the front endpaper, and first few blank pages. Does not affect title or half title. Owner's inscription to the front end paper. 204 pp.
130 x 90 mm (5 x 3½ inches).Book ID: 2251More details Price: £120.00
The Princesse De Lamballe: A Sketch.
London: Richard Bentley And Son, 1896. First edition in neat library brown cloth hardback binding, with title in gilt to the spine. Ex-library copy with usual stamps to a few pages. With numerous illustrations. The tragic life of the Princess Marie-Louise Thérèse of Savoy-Carignan (1749 1792), who was a friend and confidante of Marie Antoinette. Her fate was to be put to death in the September Massacres of the French revolution. 210 pages. 250 x 190 mm (9¾ x 7½ inches).Book ID: 2849More details Price: £25.00
A Contemporary Course of the Quintessence of Hermetic Occultism.
London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1962. First edition. Blue cloth hardback boards, with embossed symbol to front board. Scarce here in original unclipped dust jacket. In this work, Mouni Sadhu (pen name of Polish writer Mieczyslaw Demetriusz Sudowski) offers the reader an encyclopaedic exploration of the Western esoteric tradition and magical philosophy with the major arcana of the Tarot as the guide. Blue cloth of book is somewhat faded at the spine ends, and dust jacket has some cracks, and small areas of loss. Now in clear protective wrap. With many b/w illustrations, tables etc. Overall in good clean shape. 494,  pp. 240 x 165 mm (9½ x 6½ inches).Book ID: 3946More details Price: £90.00
Women in Culture: A Women's Studies Anthology.
Malden: Blackwell Publishers, 1998. This is a publisher's review copy, in laminated boards (hardback). 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. 240 mm x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches). 457 pp.Book ID: 2227More details Price: £50.00