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Classic Car Bodywork Restoration Manual: The Complete Illustrated Step-by-step Guide by Lindsay Porter (£48.00)Publisher: Sparkford: Haynes Publishing Group — 2010Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9781844258291]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Diagrams; Tables; Cutaways; Exploded drawings;

From the cover: “This book is the complete practical guide to repairing and renovating classic car bodywork for the amateur repairer. Illustrated throughout with step-by-step photo sequences, it describes how to undertake high-quality repairs at a fraction of the cost of that charged by an automotive body shop or restoration specialist — from removing a scratch to fitting a new body panel.

The techniques shown demystify the ‘black art’ of bodywork repair, using commonly available tools and materials to achieve professional results. It is an essential guide for anyone looking to restore or maintain a classic car on a budget.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 283 pages. Tags: porter automobiles bodies maintenance repair handbooks manuals conservation restoration amateurs vehicle automotive antique classic cars 9781844258291
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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The Handyman In The Home: In 3 Volumes by Edited by Arthur W. Judge (£40.00)Publisher: Caxton Publishing Company — 1956Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Pages lightly age-tanned otherwise a pleasant set.Description: September Reprint of the 2nd Edition. [First: 1930] Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the preface: “As its title indicates, this work has been prepared expressly for the practical handyman desirous of undertaking a wide variety of jobs connected with the home, garden, garage and small workshop, including not only the domestic repairs and renovations that become necessary from time to time but also useful improvements and additions to the home and its contents. The keen home dweller, with a knowledge of the use of the simple tools and materials described in these volumes, can not only tackle most household repairs and additions expeditiously, but also avoid a good deal of expense. Apart from these considerations, there is always the satisfaction associated with the completion of a job that would otherwise have meant calling in someone else for the purpose. In addition to the extensive range of household repairs, fittings, furniture and other relevant items dealt with in this work, there are also a number of sections, including those on homecrafts, hobbies, sports accessories, outdoor constructions, etc., which will be found both useful and profitable to the handyman and housewife. Since many of the articles in these volumes deal with woodwork repairs and new constructions, it was considered desirable to include a comprehensive section, written by a well-known expert in such matters, on the subject of carpentry and woodworking tools, so that the reader who is not very well acquainted with the use of the latter can improve both his knowledge and experience.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 994 pages. Tags: examples ferranti temporal choosing rawlplug cleaners location formulas ragbolts fingered gate-leg concrete patterns stitches shunting tapestry frosting arterial seamless pressing imperial portiere employed schrader wireless utensils handsaws shooting ifailure trimming twaddell scissors dressing prufitol watering injector fastener grinding slater's bandages hammocks mandolin grafting lavatory ironwork basketry chenille grinders transfer fixtures charging
P&P: UK 1st £12.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £19.46. EU Air £19.10. ROW Surface £19.46. ROW Air £36.72

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Slow Cooking by Joanne Glynn (£32.00)Publisher: Sydney & London: Murdoch Books — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1740451287]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Slow cooking is the culinary equivalent of stopping to smell the roses. During the week most of us opt for a quick and easy meal, but the weekend should be celebrated and enjoyed with a complete change of pace. This introduction to a new movement in the kitchen guides the way. It includes a mixture of traditional and modern recipes, chosen to reflect the pure enjoyment of cooking without time constraints. An original photograph illustrates each recipe, while photographs of the antique kitchenalia seek to further evoke the mood of an aroma-filled kitchen.”
Notes: Illustrated by Alan Benson (Photos.). Size: 12" x 9¾". Brown boards with Blind-stamped titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: glynn alan benson cooking electric slow cookery casserole classic savoury inspiring recipes art
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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The Plant Kingdom Compendium: A Definitive Volume of More Than 2,400 Copyright-free Engravings by Edited by Jim Harter (£31.00)Publisher: Merehurst Press — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 185391018X]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper nicked at the spine otherwise pleasant. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “This extraordinary collection of fine engravings will be an inspiration and an indispensable source book of copyright-free material for designers and artists. It will also provide an opportunity for plant lovers and admirers and collectors of old engravings to spend hours enjoying the beauty and infinite variety within the plant kingdom. And it certainly will be a veritable feast for the eye for lovers of fine books.

Classifications within the plant kingdom have changed substantially since the time these engravings were produced. Although classifications have been updated wherever possible, The Plant Kingdom Compendium should not be taken as a complete, scientifically accurate-in-every-detail encyclopaedia. Rather, this book reflects the finest available plant images that the late-Victorian period had to offer. It provides fine engravings of a great selection of plant species and varieties, and, whenever possible, it also offers two or more alternative choices from which the designer can make his or her selection.

The text is arranged alphabetically by plant family and represents everything from maples to mushrooms, palms to and plants used in graphic design, including borders and motifs

Much of this material is now quite rare — and expensive if one has the good fortune to come across it. The earliest material in this book is from A History of British Forest Trees, Indigenous and Introduced, published in 1842. The most recent material dates from the 1900s. However, the great bulk of it dates from 1875 through 1895, when wood engraving reached its zenith and had become greatly refined so that very realistic and graphic representations of images could be achieved.

The artist, designer, plant lover, or bibliophile will enjoy discovering this antique material freshly presented, while venturing back in time to the late nineteenth century and into its fantasy of the plant kingdom.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Cynthia Dunne. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". White Spine Strip with Green boards with Green titling to the Spine. [IX] 374 pages. Tags: plants art nineteenth century pictorial works botanical illustration wood engraving 19th classification graphic arts special subjects
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22
The Natural Philosophy of Life by Remy De Gourmont (£23.00)Publisher: Casanova Society — 1926Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Poor - in Poor DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled with several small tears, some nicks and loss. Book nibbled badly at tail of spine. Internally bright and clean and a little better than it sounds!Description: An un-numbered copy of 1500 on deckle-edged laid watermarked Antique De Luxe. 183pp. Bibliography. Size: 4to Large Post (10½" x 8¼" approx.) Translated by Ezra Pound. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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The Complete Carp Angler by Andy Little (£20.50)Publisher: The Crowood Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852236906]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Carp fishing is addictive and 50,000 anglers hunt this extraordinary beast. In what is perhaps the most comprehensive book ever written on carp angling, Andy Little explains the immense magnetism surrounding the species which has driven some anglers to spend their entire lives in its pursuit. This is essentially a practical book with some general chapters on tackle, rigs and baits, and other more specialist chapters on the likes of winter fishing, conservation and continental carping.

Andy Little has enlisted the help of two further experts in their fields. Jan Wenczka, the best stalking carp angler this country has ever produced, has contributed a chapter on stalking, the eyeball-to-eyeball method of stalking carp, and Chris Ball, a traditionalist at heart who gets great enjoyment from using almost antique tackle, describes how to catch carp on the surface.

As well as the practical, there is plenty in this book for the armchair angler. The book is full of carp-fishing tales and anecdotes and the large number of photographs and line-drawings enliven the text and help clarify many of the points raised.

This is a book for today’s carp angler, bringing together in one volume every aspect of the sport. Andy Little is passionate about all types of carp fishing and is conscious of the responsibility that today’s angler has for the enjoyment of those to come. A recurring theme of the book is therefore where carp angling is going towards the end of the 20th century.

Whether you are a dedicated carp angler or someone new to the sport, pick up this book and prepare to be entertained, educated and inspired to catch another, perhaps even larger, prize.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: tackle rigs and baits winter fishing conservation continental carping sports recreation angling field outdoor activities behaviour patterns feeding sundries specialist strong jan wenczka float ball special playing andy little 1852236906 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Character Steins: A Collector's Guide by Eugene V. Manusov & Mike Wald (£19.00)Publisher: New York, Toronto & London: Cornwall Books — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0845347845]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has a tape reinforcement to the reverse of the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “This comprehensive book provides a finely illustrated guide to the field of character stein collecting. These unique figural pieces, usually not cylindrical, are modeled so that the body and lid form a caricature, a figure, or an object. The fanciful imagery of the steins is always imaginative, and sometimes comical. An eclectic variety of creations are depicted in the steins: people (monks, historic personages, military figures, mythological characters); animals (horses, lions, foxes’ heads — even a rhinoceros); and objects (skulls, sports equipment, buildings, for example).

The book thoroughly examines each of these and is arranged according to subject depicted, each chapter treating a different category. The result is an intriguing picture catalog containing over 600 illustrations of steins and stein-related items, many of which are in full color. Each illustration is accompanied by a brief description that includes the stein’s dimensions, its coloring, a translation of old German inscriptions, an explanation of what the stein represents, and the manufacturers (if known). The text also offers an extensive listing of the manufacturer’s marks that are found on many of the steins.

Several special chapters written by authorities on character steins have been included in the book: Jack G. Lowenstein writes about Beer Stein Ceramics, Ron Fox tells How Musterschutz Character Steins Were Made, and the late Dr. J. Joseph Hersh contributed an interesting chapter on The Hexagram as the Brewer’s Symbol. There are also chapters on contemporary steins and the artifacts relating to them, and a concise history of antique character drinking vessels. Since the publication of the Encyclopedia of Character Steins in 1976, old and new character stein collectors have brought forth a number of previously unknown steins. The book includes pictures of these newly discovered steins, and complements them with a fascinating section that outlines new facts that have come to light concerning the intricacies of this absorbing field of study. The chapter Musterschutz and the Elusive # Mark sheds light on the identity of the manufacturer of the popular so-called Musterschutz steins.

Collectors like Werner Sahm, Roland Henschen, and Lotti Lopez, through diligent searching, have been able to obtain copies of many original stein manufacturers’ catalogs, some pages of which show original sketches or photos of character steins. Because of this research, the authors are able to display in the Old Catalogs portion of the book some of these exciting finds from manufacturers such as Rosskopf & Gerz, Steinzeugwerke, Reinhold Hanke, Mer-kelbach & Wick, Marzi & Remy, and J. W. Remy. These catalogs facilitated the search to identify the previously unknown makers of many character steins.

In addition to these catalogs, much new information has come from researchers who have recently published their results in Prosit, the quarterly publication of Stein Collectors International. While much progress has been made in determining manufacturers, there is still much to be discovered. Answers always seem to raise new questions; new character steins that are “found” occasionally fill in known gaps, but more often seem to carry still unknown marks or styles. Gene Manusov’s and Mike Wald’s enthusiasm for the study and collection of character steins is infectious. In this highly informative work, collectors, dealers, and antique lovers will enjoy their beautiful pictures supplemented by their stimulating perceptive text.”
Notes: Illustrated by Claire Hill. Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 271 pages. Tags: wald claire hill 0845347845 beer stein ceramics musterschutz character steins lithophanes marks manufacturers original catalogs hexagram brewers symbol
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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The Complete Book of Furniture Restoration by Tristan Salazar (£19.00)Publisher: Bison — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861240898]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “The skills of a furniture restorer will help you make the most of bargains still to be found in rummage sales and auctions. The Complete Book of Furniture Restoration enables you to recognize different woods and explains how they are related to styles of furniture, and teaches you to look at a piece as an expert would.. Full of practical hints and advice easy enough for even the most unskilled to follow, it will introduce the newcomer to the pleasures of working with wood and extend the skills of the already experienced. This book is a must for all those trying to furnish their homes without spending a fortune.”Notes: 160 pages. Tags: adam and anne antique antiques art baluster baroque beading bed beds bevel book bridal burr-walnut cabinet cabinet-making cabinets carpentry carved carver case cassette century chair chair-back chairs chest chestnut chests chippendale clock clocks collectibles collectors commode cornice cots cottage court cradles cressent cromwellian cupboard cupboards day dentils dining drawers dutch early
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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A Collector's Guide to Teddy Bears by Peter Ford (£18.50)Publisher: London: The Apple Press — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1850762228]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a small nick to the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “From its creation at the turn of the century to the present day, the teddy bear has been one of the most universally popular of toys. Today, as well as being every child’s beloved companion, it has also become a valuable collector’s item.

A COLLECTOR’s GUIDE TO TEDDY BEARS tells collectors, or would-be collectors, everything they need to know. It has information on valuing unusual or antique bears, what to look for, and where and how to buy. In addition it has detailed advice on the repair and restoration of damaged bears. It also covers a wide selection of bear-related collectables, such as automata, advertising materials and products featuring bear motifs.

Other intriguing chapters contain information about literary bears, such as Pooh and Rupert and Paddington, and on bears owned by famous people, as well as the romantic story of the birth of the first teddy bears.

Beautifully illustrated throughout with specially commissioned colour photographs, and written in a lively, readable style, this is a book not just to consult, but to treasure and enjoy.”
Notes: Size: 13" x 9¾". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: 1850762228 teddy bears collectors collecting automated literary restoring steiff teddies arctophiles collection children toys
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Complete Book of Furniture Restoration by Tristan Salazar (£16.50)Publisher: Tiger International — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1870461479]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: First in this edition. [First: Bison, 1980] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The skills of a furniture restorer will help you make the most of bargains still to be found in rummage sales and auctions. The Complete Book of Furniture Restoration enables you to recognize different woods and explains how they are related to styles of furniture, and teaches you to look at a piece as an expert would.

The book details the tools you need and how to use and maintain them, and how to improvise to keep costs down. It has sections on chairs, cabinets, and tables, illustrating the most common faults, how they are caused and how to repair them in keeping with the style of furniture. The techniques are explained clearly enough for even the complete beginner to follow. The author shows how to remove scratches, dents and cigarette burns without spoiling the patina which gives old furniture much of its value. The art of reupholstering sagging chairs and sofas is made clear and a final section deals with repairs to wicker and rush furniture.

The Complete Book of Furniture Restoration, written by Tristan Salazar, an experienced restorer, is extensively illustrated with over 250 step-by-step diagrams and photographs. Full of practical hints and advice easy enough for even the most unskilled to follow, it will introduce the newcomer to the pleasures of working with wood and extend the skills of the already experienced. This book is a must for all those trying to furnish their homes without spending a fortune..”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: adam and anne antique antiques art baluster baroque beading bed beds bevel book bridal burr-walnut cabinet cabinet-making cabinets carpentry carved carver case cassette century chair chair-back chairs chest chestnut chests chippendale clock clocks collectibles collectors commode cornice cots cottage court cradles cressent cromwellian cupboard cupboards day dentils dining drawers dutch early
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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The End Of The Romanovs by Victor Alexandrov (£14.00)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with the laminate lifting at the join of the lower panel. Blanks and reverse of the dust wrapper somewhat tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “TSAR NICHOLAS II, the last emperor of Russia, was an ardent photographer. He took frequent family snap-shots both before and after the revolution, little realising that he was contributing an invaluable addition to the scanty documentary evidence of the final tragic chapter of the Romanov history.

He left for posterity a vivid picture of family life at the palace at Tsarskoye-Selo before and after the revolution; of the comparatively luxurious exile at Tobolsk in Siberia — a family of seven with a retinue of forty; and finally at Ekaterinburg where conditions deteriorated and the ex-Tsar and Tsarina and their five children met their brutal end in a cellar. The executioners were only just in time. The White Army regained possession of Ekaterinburg for a brief period, before the final triumph of the Reds.

The Tsar’s photographs came into the possession of Nicholas Sokolov, an examining magistrate who investigated the killing of the Romanovs. He assembled not only the Tsar’s photographs but copies of documents and pictures of the house at Ekaterinburg, of the mineshaft where the bodies were thrown, of personal belongings which he disinterred.

Forty years later Victor Alexandrov, who was engaged in research for another project, came by chance across two boxes among a heap of junk in the attic of a Russian antique dealer in Paris. It was part of the dossier collected by Sokolov in Ekaterinburg in 1918.

Some sixty photographs from this priceless collection are published in this volume — almost all for the first time. Armed with this new evidence, Victor Alexandrov has made a thorough re-investigation of the whole tragic story and tells it in a vivid and compelling narrative, throwing a great deal of new light on this endlessly fascinating subject.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Brian Russell. Size: 9¼" x 6". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: alexandrov sutcliffe nicholas emperor russia assassination execution ekaterinburg white army romanovs executed bolshevic troops admiral kolchak revolution family’s history romanov house
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Farm Machinery Third Edition by Brian Bell (£12.50)Publisher: Farming Press — 1989Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0852361998]Condition: Very Good.Description: 3rd edition. [First Edition: 1979] Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the cover: “Over the past decade Brian Bell’s book has established its position as the prime guide to tractors and farm machinery. There are sections dealing with the farm tractor, cultivating, sowing and harvesting machinery, also equipment for crop protection and the application of manure and fertiliser. There is also a section on farm power and the farm workshop.

This third edition builds on the strengths of the previous editions and includes major updates in areas such as harvesting machinery, all-terrain vehicles, rough-terrain forklift trucks and estate maintenance equipment. Other significant changes are complete resetting in an enlarged hardback format and incorporation of 151 photographs showing examples of current equipment.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Pictorial boards. [X] 265 pages. Tags: agricultural agriculture antique arable automotive britain classic engineering equipment farm farming general great machinery miscellaneous technology tractors transportation vehicles
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72
The Antique Buyer's Handbook by Peter Cook (£12.50)Publisher: McLaren Book — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good + in Very Good + DJDescription: The Antique buyer's handbook. 300pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72
The Joy Of Antiques by Ronald Pearsall (£12.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine DJ (Page 55 untrimmed at lower corner)Description: Here, surely, is the ultimate antique book. Its richly-diverse ingredients wil give endless enjoyment and instruction, whether you are a beginner with a handful of inherited items or a discriminating collector. 208pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 4to Large Post (10½" x 8¼" approx.)Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾".
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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From A Collector by ANON. (£11.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Price Clipped. Previous owner’s inscription to the title page. Tanning to the endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “While sale-room prices for antiques continue to soar, there remain many fields where the collector of limited resources can with both pleasure and profit pursue objects of beauty and interest. The articles which make up this collection are taken from the well-known weekly antique collecting column in The Times, and contain many suggestions of new lines for the collector. The scope of the book is wide, and it will be a rare reader indeed who does not find some new inspiration to goad him into fresh hunts of the shops and arcades.”Notes: Jacket designed by John Curtis. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 125 pages. Tags: decorative tiles photo engraving huys castle cork papier mache tray book fore-edge painting nutmeg grater food warmers silver spice dredgers lemon squeezers tea caddies cream jug samuel meriton knives late sixteenth century salt cellar egg frame italian fish trowels queen anne chocolate pot eighteenth-century sugar tongs cider glass orange ship’s decanters
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Reflections in the Sea by Douglas Phillips-Birt (£11.50)Publisher: Nautical Publishing — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 024559566X]Condition: Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled with ¾" tear at head of spine, further small nicks and chips. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the flap: “In five parts: The Sea, Sailor’s Talk, The Poet’s Eye, Antique Seas, Ocean Waves. With 16 magnificent photographs of the sea ranging from calms to gales by Captain Th. D. A. de Lange.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 115 pages. Tags: yachting monthly conrad charles morgan beloc aristotle galsworthy herodotus homer hugo leonardo vinco kipling maugham shakespeare stevenson strachy tomlinson
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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The Which? Guide to Buying Antiques by Rachael Field (£11.50)Publisher: Consumer Association — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340287497]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ a little faded at spine, slightly ruffled at top edges. A nice copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs and drawings. From the cover: “This book is for people who would like to buy antiques but are uncertain where and how to start. It is not about priceless pieces, but about items that can be bought out of an average income and used in an ordinary home. The Guide therefore restricts itself to Furniture, Rugs, Pottery and Porcelain, Glass, and Silver (especially tableware). It deals with what is readily available and tells you how much you should expect to pay.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾. 160 pages. Tags: antique dealers sale rooms auctions cabriole legs queen anne georgian adam brothers aesthetic movement art nouveau avoirdupois weight balloon-backs boulton british antique dealers cabinet ware candlesticks carlton house desks castleford chambersticks chesterfields chiffonier china chinese oriental chinoiserie chippendale coalport cologne ware delft derby dresden fife pottery gate-legged tables german silver great
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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with love and Elbow Grease by Elizabeth Lowry Browning (£11.50)Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co. — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper slightly ruffled along edges, with one closed tear top front and several other marks and chips. Penned over price and small mark to rear pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the cover: “This book tells all about antiquing — by current definition, the furniture-finishing technique of painting and glazing that produces a mellow finish similar to that which otherwise only age and wear can create. The reader is shown how to antique new furnishings as well as old, wood as well as metal.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 91 pages. Tags: acrylic paints removing varnish antiquing undercoat paint base paint brasses restoring colonial american folk painting cleaning furniture pigments damar varnish marbleizing finishing furniture interiors repairing priming furniture interiors galvanized ware textural effects tortoise-shell effect metallic leaf paintbrushes varnish remover wood
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Fanfare for Europe: The British Art Market 1973 by ANON. (£10.50)Publisher: Sotheby Publications — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 085667009X]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges and tanned on the reverse with slight fading to the spine. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Errata slip tipped in. Pages lightly age-tanned toward the margins and slightly spotted to start and finish.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “This book, published on the occasion of The British Art Market 1973 exhibition, as part of Fanfare for Europe, illustrates a selection of some of the finest and most interesting antiques and works of art that have recently appeared on the market. Chosen from dealers throughout Britain and the two major auction houses, the items are not restricted to pieces originated in the countries of the enlarged E.E.C., or indeed to objects included in the exhibition. They show the wide range and exceptional quality of works available in the United Kingdom.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Francis Watson. Size: 9¾" x 8¾". Gilt titling to the Spine. 291 pages. Tags: albert and antique arms art auction auguste british catalogues clocks collect collecting collections contemporary continental courtauld david dealers drawings duccio edward english eumorfopoulos ferdinand furniture gainsboroughs george grand greek guinness holbein houses impressionist instruments jewellery london major market martin metalwork modern museum oriental paintings percival prints raux rembrandt richard rothschild rowlandson ruben sale salting samuel scientific sculptures sir textiles the tour van velasquez vermeers vertu victoria wallace weyden works
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Macdonald Guide to Buying Antique Silver & Sheffield Plate by Rachael Feild (£10.50)Publisher: Macdonald Orbis — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356123820]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Collecting antique English silver is a pleasure that need by no means be confined to the rich, yet many people shy away from buying old pieces and opt for something modern, just to be on the safe side. The terminology used by dealers seems too mysterious, the choice overwhelmingly wide, the decisions too hard. How rewarding it can be, however, with a slowly growing knowledge of the subject, to delve into the rich history, to recognise the changing styles, and to appreciate with increasing delight the use and display of old English silver in your own home.

If sterling silver bites too deep into a slim budget, it can be highly enjoyable to explore the possibilities of old Sheffield plate, and to acquire a few pieces that will grace a table with all the appearance of its more expensive cousin.

The Macdonald Guide to Buying Antique Silver and Sheffield Plate provides all the essential information the buyer needs — quickly, clearly and simply. It looks in detail at forty-eight classic items likely to be encountered in shops or salerooms — ranging from large, important pieces originally made to demonstrate the wealth and power of their owners, down to the smallest, most affordable silver made to use and enjoy: cutlery, cruets, card cases, vesta cases and all the charming little objects that were taken for granted by earlier generations.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 175 pages. Tags: silverware england collectors and collecting silverwork sheffield plate english 1400-1981 guides rachael feild 0356123820 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Opera House Album by Charles Osborne (£10.50)Publisher: Taplinger Publishing — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0800858360]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Edges of dustwrapper somewhat ruffled, two small closed tears to the head of the upper panel.Description: A collection of turn-of-the-century postcards. From the flap: “Few books can have originated in more curious circumstances or more fortuitously than this. While browsing in a Viennese antique shop, Charles Osborne, the well-known author and musicologist, came across a collection of postcards of European theatres and opera houses, all neatly mounted in an album. Further investigation revealed that they had all been sent to the same man — one Emil Wipperich, principal horn player for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra between 1882 and 1914 — from all over Central and Eastern Europe, from places such as Prague, Dresden, Warsaw, Bayreuth, Salzburg, Leipzig, and Ljubliana.”Notes: Jacket designed by Paul Turner. Size: 6¾" x 9½". White boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: turn-of-the-century austro-hungarian illustrations philharmonic lesser-known postcards wipperich evocative pictorial orchestra mementoes professor theaters european subjects theatres outposts viennese hermann history picture special theatre objects postal vienna moissl empire houses alfred europe works world state cards opera holy lost emil art and the old
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The Sir Ralph and Lady Halpern Collection: Thursday 24 February 2005 by Anon. (£10.50)Publisher: London: Christie's — 2005Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Advertisements;Notes: Size: 10½" x 8¼". 115 pages. Tags: halpern ralph sir antique auctions england london
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Antique Furniture on a Budget by Graham Shearing (£9.50)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. A Practical Guide to Furnishing Your Home.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: nineteenth-century eighteenth-century mass-production cabinet-making austin-process 9780723200772 semi-precious collectibles commonwealth balance-cock powder-flask mid-georgian cromwellian hepplewhite seventeenth earthenware chamberlain accessories renaissance elizabethan chippendale mantelpiece restoration furnishings burr-walnut love-tokens secretaire portuguese chair-back gadrooning collectors sunderland sea-farers eighteenth caricature roisterers observer's calamander decorative shell-back sideboard carpentry sixteenth chocolate cupboards jewellery squeezers decanters punch-pot orangemen stretcher
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Clocks and Watches by Hugh Tait (£9.50)Publisher: British Museum Press — 1990Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0714120227]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Description: 3rd impression. [First Edition: 1983] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Recording the passing of time has absorbed and challenged mankind for thousands of years, but it was not until the Middle Ages that a fundamental advance was made when the first mechanical clocks harnessed the power of the falling weight and the unwinding spring. Hugh Tait traces the history of clocks and watches from the earliest medieval examples to modern times, with special reference to the matchless collection on display at the British Museum. From the grand long-case clocks to the most exquisite of watches, this book shows how invention and mechanical ingenuity have been matched with craftsmanship and artistry for more than five hundred years. Clear diagrams and colour photography enable the reader fully to appreciate some of the most fascinating functional objects ever made.

Hugh Tait is Deputy Keeper in the Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities, and a member of the Livery of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 8½". 72 pages. Tags: clocks and watches history british museum antique chronometers art hugh tait 0714120227
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Detective Lauriant Mysteries: A Death in a Ditch and the Murder in the Vendee by Graham R. Wood (£9.50)Publisher: Philadelphia: Intrigue Press — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1890768448]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. One small mark to the leading edge of the text block otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Pictorial boards. In the Worldkrime Mystery series. 370 pages. Tags: 1890768448 worldkrime mystery fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st crime france cynical death antique dealer broken neck count murder suspect political
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Dreaming of Water by Belinda Brett (£9.50)Publisher: Piatkus — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0749903848]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: From the cover: “Towards dawn a tidal wave, sleek and bright, rose to engulf her. She awoke, drenched in sweat.

The strange peace of the East Anglian coast seems to be invading Frances Lambert’s dreams. Her father drowned here many years before and Frances is still numbed by the recent loss of her mother. But everything else about her new life in Fressenworth has worked out as if ordained; her lovely, dilapidated farmhouse, Mark’s friendship, even her job in an antique shop — they might have been waiting for her.

Of course the job is only temporary; Margaret, the proprietor’s usual assistant, is away for a while. But when days stretch into weeks with no word of her return, Frances becomes curious. No one else seems to think it odd, not even the shady dealers who frequent the shop — like Vie Howden who appears to have some special relationship with Margaret. Howden is a devious character if Frances has ever seen one and when he tricks her into joining an illegal dealing ring her suspicions are confirmed. Still, she can’t help finding him strangely attractive, to the annoyance of her new friend Mark.

So life in her new surroundings isn’t going to be as simple as it first seemed — and before long Frances realises that it is not only in her dreams that something dark and strange is happening.

Belinda Brett’s debut mystery novel is a compelling psychological study of a crime — one that may or may not have already occurred.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 209 pages. Tags: activity anglia anglian antiques attractive barrister bereavement bizarre butchery career carnage character compelling contract court courtroom crimes dealers dealing detective devious dilapidated double dreams drowned evidence explosive farmhouse fiction fictional games guilty homicide illegal invading investigation justice killer killing lawyer’s legal loss manslaughter massacre murders mystery novels peace police policeman policewoman prime prosecuting psychological scenes shady slaughter slippery strangely suspect suspense thriller trial underworld unlawful wrongdoing
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Husband of Delilah by Eric Linklater (£9.50)Publisher: Macmillan & Co. — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper, nicks and chips to the spine ends and corners. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd Impression. [First Edition: Same Year] From the flap: “Among all the great figures of the Old Testament, none is more enigmatic than Samson. His appeal is simple and compulsive, his story dramatic — but what was his true character, his real significance? In his new novel Eric Linklater sees him as one of the great folk-heroes of the world — an antique Till Eulenspiegel, a God-haunted Robin Hood, whose legendary feats of strength, ribald humour, and fanatical nationalism saved the threatened independence of the Hebrew tribes from the insidious take-over bids of the prosperous and powerful Philistines.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 318 pages. Tags: history-based story-telling machinations civilization god-haunted proportions magnificent folk-heroes enthralling characters historical philistine character governors testament weakness dramatic frontier enigmati stories fiction picture league samson police novels hebrew tribes master alien bible force great giant moody story robin novel hood gaza vast life old the
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The Duke: What a Bobby Dazzler by David Dickinson (£9.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563487240]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. The binding lacks titling to either the spine or boards, does not appear to be a re-binding. Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “David Dickinson is a household name, the king of the catchphrase, undisputed darling of daytime TV and a rising star. He’s a respected antiques expert and exudes a taste for the finer things in life. But the road to his success has not been as smooth as his patter and he’s learnt a lot at the school of hard knocks. In his autobiography David tells how he grew up in a working class district of Manchester, and reveals how he discovered at age 12 that he was adopted. David also describes his early foray into wheeling and dealing in the garment industry in Manchester, as well as his stint in Manchester’s notorious prison, Strangeways. David was first introduced to showbiz when he travelled the world as the manager of his international cabaret star wife, Lorne. In his book David describes some of the remarkable people they met on their travels, and discloses the dark and dangerous side of showbiz he had no idea existed. Finally, after building himself a reputation as an antiques dealer to the rich and famous with an eye for treasures, a chance meeting with a TV exec at a barbecue began David’s journey to primetime TV on Bargain Hunt, and in his autobiography David shares some of his experiences of sudden celebrity..”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 224 pages. Tags: 0563487240 antique arts autobiography biography britain david dealers dickinson film great music performing personalities television theatre
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The Essence of Italian Country by Catherine Sabino (£9.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0500278555]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: 177Notes: Size: 4½" x 4½". 206 pages. Tags: italians dolce vita italian country tuscany umbria delicate antique furnishings milanesi amalfi palazzi costa porto mezzadria
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The Antique Collectors Handbook by SABAGE George (£9.00)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - price clipped, spine slighty markedDescription: Going to an auction sale? Visiting a street market or antique shop? Whether you are a beginner at collecting antiques or are more experienced, this is the book to take with you. Buying selling and collecting. Points to look for in the major groups of antiques-ceramics, silver, glass, furniture, carpets and textiles.
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The Observer's Book of Furniture by John Woodforde (£8.50)Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co. — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0723200777]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Leans slightly. Price Clipped.Description: Reprint of the Revised Edition. [First: 1964] Illustrated with line drawings. From the flap : “The furniture is grouped in the conventional periods: Tudor, Stuart, Georgian, Regency and Victorian. In each the examples are set out in the same order — chests, chairs, tables and other living-room and bedroom furniture. For more leisurely reading every period has a general introduction. There are five attractive line drawings of typical interiors of the times and the 190 articles of furniture described are authentically illustrated. Rare features of this book are the coloured end- papers of different woods and the drawings of handles. There is also a glossary of technical terms and the book is fully indexed.”Notes: Illustrated by Roy Spencer. Size: 5¾" x 3¾". Brown boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 224 pages. Tags: nineteenth-century eighteenth-century mass-production cabinet-making austin-process 9780723200772 semi-precious collectibles commonwealth balance-cock powder-flask mid-georgian cromwellian hepplewhite seventeenth earthenware chamberlain accessories renaissance elizabethan chippendale mantelpiece restoration furnishings burr-walnut love-tokens secretaire portuguese chair-back gadrooning collectors sunderland sea-farers eightcenth eighteenth caricature roisterers observer's calamander decorative shell-back sideboard carpentry sixteenth chocolate cupboards jewellery squeezers decanters punch-pot orangemen
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