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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

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Nautical Antiques and Collectables by Jon Baddeley (£26.00)Publisher: Sotheby's Publications — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0856673943]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper, a little fraying to the spine ends. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “This well-illustrated collector’s guide covers a wide range of nautical decorative arts and navigational instruments. The book spans the period from the sixteenth century to the present day with an emphasis on the golden age of production between 1800 and 1940. These more modern pieces are readily found in specialist shops and auctions and are therefore more affordable than earlier and rarer pieces.

The book is divided into eight chapters, covering ship models, navigational instruments, ship fixtures and fittings, marine arts and crafts, ocean liner artefacts and ship portrait painting.

A concluding chapter lists public and private collections where marine art can be seen and provides information on its purchase internationally. There is also practical advice on the restoration of these artefacts.

A much needed publication, this book will be of interest not only to collectors but to all those connected with ships and the sea.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: baddeley 0856673943 nautical decorative arts navigational instruments ship models paraphernalia collectors collecting antiques antiquities model ships naval relics marine art 20th century fixtures fittings crafts ocean liner artefacts portrait painting
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
The History of Silver by Edited by Claude Blair (£24.50)Publisher: Macdonald Orbis — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356140679]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Faint edgewear otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. This guide to silver is as much for the reader with a broad interest in the decorative arts and their historical background as for the serious collector. 256pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 4to Royal (12½" x 9¾") Introduction / preface by Claude Blair.Tags: mazcpa-koledinsky silver-mounted churchwarden's flying-scroll breaking-wave out-of-period candlesnuffer candleshears candlesticks acid-etching silversmiths restorations box-cum-vins chinoiserie half-sphere vinaigrette thimblecase salt-cellar elizabethan chippendale breadalbane accessories lionsejant hanoverian bell-shape enrichment birmingham chesterman needlework silverwork decoration collection gadrooning de-chasing references goldsmiths thumbpiece collecting collectors silverware hall-marks brentford chocolate tigerware companies cruciform victorian guilloche sweetmeat engraving montaigne
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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Character Steins: A Collector's Guide by Eugene V. Manusov & Mike Wald (£22.00)Publisher: Cornwall — 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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Pottery and Porcelain: A Guide to Collectors by Frederick Litchfield (£22.00)Publisher: New York: The Macmillan Company — 1925Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is faded at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned with scattered spotting throughout. Plate remnant to the first blank.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Colour frontispiece; Top Edge Gilt; 4th (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1879]Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Ruled Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XV] 464 [1] pages. Tags: litchfield pottery history porcelain collectors collecting marks
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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Breese's Guide to Modern First Editions by Martin Breese (£19.50)Publisher: Breese — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780947533670]Condition: Near Fine.Description: An essential guide for book collectors and provides a price guide to nearly 2000 modern first editions by over 200 of the world's most collectable authors. All values are provided for books with and without dust jackets and every single valuation has been checked by highly experienced dealers and specialists. There are chapters dealing in detail with such authors as Ian Fleming, Ruth Rendell, P G Wodehouse, Graham Greene, Agatha Christie and the New Wave of Crime Writers in the USA and the UK.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 307 pages. Tags: Ian Fleming, Ruth Rendell, Wodehouse, Graham Greene, Agatha Christie and the New Wave Crime Writers
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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From the Ends of the Earth by Christian Lamb (£19.00)Publisher: Bene Factum Publishing — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1903071089]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “What risks did the early plant collectors take to bring us the plants we know and love? Who found what and where? And how similar are their finds to the plants we grow today? Christian Lamb has been to extraordinary lengths to find out, as we soon discover in From the Ends of the Earth.

This lively and richly-illustrated book is all about the special plants that Christian grows in her small garden in Cornwall, which she calls her Living Plant Museum. The plants are mostly chosen because she likes them, but also for their fascinating and colourful history. Christian tells us which collectors found her treasures — and the amazing challenges they faced bringing them back to our shores — with many quotes from diaries and personal writings which bring her hero plantaholics to life. She has dug deep into the Linnean, Kew, British, Royal Horticultural and Natural History Libraries to unearth all kinds of new or little-known facts.

Christian also gaily recounts her own intrepid adventures following in the footsteps of the early collectors; around New Zealand in the wake of Joseph Banks, up the Yangtze after Robert Fortune, to North, South and Central America in the paths of Lewis and Clark, the Lobb brothers and others — all the more inspiring since Christian is a spry octogenarian, who might by now have been expected to have hung up her spade.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [V] 225 pages. Tags: lamb christian travel plant collectors biography gardens england cornwall plants ornamental garden history
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 the Ends of the Earth: Passionate Plant Collectors Remembered in a Cornish Garden by Christian Lamb (£19.00)Publisher: Bene Factum Publishing — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1903071089]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “What risks did the early plant collectors take to bring us the plants we know and love? Who found what and where? And how similar are their finds to the plants we grow today? Christian Lamb has been to extraordinary lengths to find out, as we soon discover in From the Ends of the Earth.

This lively and richly-illustrated book is all about the special plants that Christian grows in her small garden in Cornwall, which she calls her ‘Living Plant Museum’. The plants are mostly chosen because she likes them, but also for their fascinating and colourful history. Christian tells us which collectors found her treasures — and the amazing challenges they faced bringing them back to our shores — with many quotes from diaries and personal writings which bring her hero plantaholics to life. She has dug deep into the Linnean, Kew, British, Royal Horticultural and Natural History Libraries to unearth all kinds of new or little-known facts.

Christian also gaily recounts her own intrepid adventures following in the footsteps of the early collectors; around New Zealand in the wake of Joseph Banks, up the Yangtze after Robert Fortune, to North, South and Central America in the paths of Lewis and Clark, the Lobb brothers and others — all the more inspiring since Christian is a spry octogenarian, who might by now have been expected to have hung up her spade.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 225 pages. Tags: lamb christian travel plant collectors biography gardens england cornwall garden plants history ornamental
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 the Ends of the Earth: Passionate Plant Collectors Remembered in a Cornish Garden by Christian Lamb (£19.00)Publisher: Bene Factum Publishers — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1903071089]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “What risks did the early plant collectors take to bring us the plants we know and love? Who found what and where? And how similar are their finds to the plants we grow today? Christian Lamb has been to extraordinary lengths to find out, as we soon discover in From the Ends of the Earth.

This lively and richly-illustrated book is all about the special plants that Christian grows in her small garden in Cornwall, which she calls her ‘Living Plant Museum’. The plants are mostly chosen because she likes them, but also for their fascinating and colourful history. Christian tells us which collectors found her treasures — and the amazing challenges they faced bringing them back to our shores — with many quotes from diaries and personal writings which bring her hero plantaholics to life. She has dug deep into the Linnean, Kew, British, Royal Horticultural and Natural History Libraries to unearth all kinds of new or little-known facts.

Christian also gaily recounts her own intrepid adventures following in the footsteps of the early collectors; around New Zealand in the wake of Joseph Banks, up the Yangtze after Robert Fortune, to North, South and Central America in the paths of Lewis and Clark, the Lobb brothers and others — all the more inspiring since Christian is a spry octogenarian, who might by now have been expected to have hung up her spade.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: cornwall england travellers plant collectors biography gardens garden plants history nature ecology gardening science lamb christian travel ornamental essays reference life sciences botany 1903071089 first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
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 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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The Menil Collection: A Selection from the Paleolithic to the Modern Era by Anon (£19.00)Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0810923300]Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs;Notes: Foreword or introduction by William Hopps & Dominique de Menil. Size: 11" x 9½". 320 pages. Tags: menil art collection houston texas sculpture museums collectors collecting catalogues united states history design styles museum historic sites gallery guides rothko chapel u.s.a. 0810923300
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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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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Royal Heritage: The Story of Britain's Royal Builders and Collectors by J. H. [John Harold] Plumb & Huw Wheldon (£18.50)Publisher: Chancellor Press — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0907486738]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; First in this edition. [First: B. B. C. , 1977] Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white.Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 360 pages. Tags: wheldon 0907486738 britain kings rulers collectors royal heritage buildings building art families visual arts critical
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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Miller's Antiques Checklists: Art Deco; Art Nouveau; Victoriana by Eric Knowles (£18.00)Publisher: Chancellor Press — 2000Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0753703270]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. An apparently unread set, all three of which are in very good condition whilst slipcase has slight rubbing.Description: From the flap: “This sense of fully illustrated guides makes the world of antiques accessible as never before. Collectors today are not satisfied with a purely historical approach — particularly when they need information “on the spot”. These guides to individual collecting areas offer a uniquely fast and accurate way to recognize, identify and date antiques.”Notes: Size: 8" x 4". Tags: abstraction accessories adelbert advertising almeric amedee aquitania architecture argy-rousseau arionov armand-albert armoires arpels artists ashbee atelier aubusson baccarat bailly bakclite ballets barbara barbier barman barnes bathrooms bauhaus beaton beauvais beecham benito bennet berard berenice berlin bernard berthclot blanche blumenthal boccioni boileau bonfils bottles bouchard boucheron bourdelle bournvita bouval bradley brandt braque
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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Print Restoration and Picture Cleaning: An Illustrated Practical Guide to the Restoration of All Kinds of Prints; Together with Chapters on Cleaning Water-Colours, Print Fakes and Their Detection, Anomalies in Print Values, and Prints to Collect by Maurice James Gunn (£17.00)Publisher: London: The Bazaar, Exchange and Mart — 1922Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Small crease and tear to the head of the title page. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: 2nd (revised & enlarged) edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates [18]; Advertisements;Notes: Size: 9" x 5½". Ruled Green boards with Gilt & Blind-stamped titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VI] 168 pages. Tags: gunn art conservation engraving restoration painting collectors collecting engravings laying print detaching laid-down canvas handling wet india paper
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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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
Royal Heritage: The Story of Britain's Royal Builders and Collectors by J. H. Plumb; Huw Wheldon; (£16.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight shelf wear at edges of dust wrapper and also slightly loose.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white.Notes: 360 pages. Tags: michelangelo studiesgreat winterhalter hanoverians collections sandringham collecting kensington buckingham Rembrandts royalgreat collectors studiesart eighteenth buildings treasures elizabeth furniture patronage families heritage building critical medieval victoria vermeers leonardo balmoral monarchy painting britain private raphael studies history holbein windsor palaces england british century stuarts hampton rulers master palace tudors french castle visual albert george rubens queen great kings isles vinci royal court house owned arts the art and
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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James McNeill Whistler: Beyond the Myth by Ronald Anderson & Anne Koval (£16.00)Publisher: John Murray — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0719550270]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little faded at the spine and pulled at the top edges of both panels. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “The myth perpetuated throughout Whistler’s life — of a witty, irascible dandy endlessly feuding with the establishment or anyone else who stood in his way — clouds the real extent of his artistic achievement. Now, for the first time ever, his art and life are brought together to recreate the extraordinary career of the man behind that myth.

From a youth in Tsarist Russia, an American military training at West Point and a Bohemian lifestyle in 1850s Paris, Whistler went on to embody the image of the cosmopolitan artist. His friendships with Courbet, Fantin Latour, Rossetti, Millais, Manet, Monet, Degas, Baudelaire, Swinburne, Wilde and Mallarme mark him out as a crucial player in the larger art movements of the nineteenth century, and a pivotal figure between the British and French art scenes.

The many strands that make up Whistler’s personality form a complex and intriguing individual who sought to uphold a public persona often at variance with his private self. His life reflected the title of his only book, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, most notably in his libel suit against Ruskin. Plagued by doubts about his work, his sensitivity made him temperamental, He was often at odds with his family, and was rarely seen without a beautiful woman on his arm, until in his fifties he found happiness in a tragically short-lived marriage to Beatrice Godwin.

By examining Whistler’s life and work together with the impact his followers, collectors and friends made on his reputation after his death, Anderson and Koval show this most controversial and colourful artist to be one of the most remarkable men of his age.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 544 pages. Tags: whistler james mcneill art movements the nineteenth century cosmopolitan artist artists united states biography courbet fantin latour rossetti manet monet degas baudelaire wilde and mallarme
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The Arthur Negus Guide to British Silver by Brand Inglis (£15.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0600331997]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges. Price Clipped. Top edges slightly dusty. A nice copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Tells the history of British silversmiths from medieval times.Notes: Jacket designed by Michael Plome. Foreword or introduction by Arthur Negus. 160 pages. Tags: mazcpa-koledinsky silver-mounted churchwarden's flying-scroll breaking-wave out-of-period candlesnuffer candleshears candlesticks acid-etching silversmiths restorations box-cum-vins chinoiserie half-sphere vinaigrette thimblecase salt-cellar elizabethan chippendale breadalbane accessories lionsejant hanoverian bell-shape enrichment birmingham chesterman needlework silverwork decoration collection gadrooning de-chasing references goldsmiths thumbpiece collecting collectors silverware hall-marks brentford chocolate tigerware companies cruciform victorian guilloche sweetmeat engraving montaigne
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Antiques of the Future by Lisa S. Roberts (£14.00)Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang — 2006Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 1584795549]Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Slip Case. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Illustrated by Kelly Turso (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Michael Graves. Size: 9¾" x 9¾". Pictorial boards. 192 pages. Tags: 9781584795544 antiques collectibles collectors and collecting house furnishings architecture individual architect household appliances design popular culture art lisa roberts kelly turso photos michael graves 1584795549
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Collecting Fashion & Accessories by Carol Harris (£14.00)Publisher: Millers — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1840002123]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper pulled slightly at the top corner of both the panels otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “From the 1920s flapper dresses to 1940s twin-sets, 1970s flares and the avant-garde catwalk creations of the designers of the 1990s, the multitude of fashions produced in the 20th century offers something for every sartorial taste.

This easy to use book takes a close look at this increasingly popular area of collecting, covering styles from the very beginning of the century to the present day. For ease of reference, this book is divided into decades and then subdivided into daywear, evening wear, underwear, accessories and menswear, with special sections on unisex clothing included under the 1970s and 1990s. It features information on key designers and trends and is packed with handy tips on how to spot a bargain.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¾". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: costume history 20th century collectors and collecting dress accessories fashion dates covered 1901-2000 antiques collectibles textiles collectables carpets rugs clothes design united kingdom great britain hobbies crafts reference accessori carol harris madeleine marsh 1840002123 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Snow Globes: The Collector's Guide to Selecting, Displaying, and Restoring Snow Globes by Connie A. Moore & Harry L. Rinker (£14.00)Publisher: Philadelphia: Courage Books — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1561382183]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 80 pages. Tags: rinker 1561382183 snowdomes collectors collecting catalogs snow-storms paperweights antiques collectables manufacturing technologies collectibles technology engineering
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Harleys, Popes and Indian Chiefs: Unfinished Business of the Sixties by Tim Paulson with Frederic Winkowski (£13.50)Publisher: Pavilion — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857934903]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs [inc. 1 4pp fold-0ut]; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “There is nothing so exciting or so liberating as riding a motorbike; for sheer speed, danger and excitement bikes have become the ultimate icons of the late twentieth century.

Harleys, Popes, and Indian Chiefs is the first book devoted exclusively to a pictorial appreciation of shining chrome and metal. Over 150 colour photographs, taken especially for the book, capture the raw energy and excitement of these machines. Each image reveals the splendour of over fifty international models past and present, each with a different story to tell and a unique design to study; such as the 1913 Silent Gray Fellow, the Henderson K, the 1951 Indian Chief Roadmaster, and the 1994 Kawasaki Ninja. The colour photographs are accompanied by archive memorabilia, which set the motorcycles in their historical contexts and chart the evolution of their design.

Also included is a pictorial account of the restoration of a 1934 Ariel VG500 Deluxe carried out over a year of loving care and attention, taking it from a rusty wreck to a gleaming dream machine — an inspirational journey for all enthusiasts.

The popularity of the motorcycle — which has always been strong among the many hardcore collectors — is experiencing a resurgence today among the newly hip; for their aesthetic qualities and the beauty of their design. This celebratory volume will appeal to all enthusiasts who yearn for the open road and who are turned on by the gleam of polished chrome and leather.”
Notes: Illustrated by Frederic Winkowski (Photos.). Size: 11½" x 10¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: 9781857934908 2275 automotive technology photographs collections road motor vehicles interest civil motorcycles history 1840923237 pictorial works united states photography catalogs exhibitions transportation tim paulson with frederic winkowski photos 1857934903 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Macdonald Guide to Buying Antique Furniture by Rachael Field (£13.50)Publisher: MacDonald — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356126196]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. More than 50 classic styles expertly analysed. Each piece keyed to quick ref points of authenticity, repair and restoration. Tell-tale signs of reproduction and much more. 176pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")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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Moving Tagets by Louisa Buck (£13.00)Publisher: Tate Gallery — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1854372238]Condition: Very Good.Description: A users guide to British Art Now.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 192 pages. Tags: british art critics curators collectors goldsmiths college chadwick bacon gary hume whiteread monchaux collishaw christine borland matthew higgs kirsty ogg commercial galleries artists
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Infantilia: The Archaeology of the Nursery by Arnold Haskell & Min Lewis (£12.50)Publisher: London: Dennis Dobson — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0234776781]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “It is rare to find material assembled for the first time between the covers of a book that deals with objects so familiar that we are no longer aware of them. Infantilia is such a book. It tells in drawings and text the history of perambulators, feeding bottles and rattles in a manner that is of interest to the collector of increasingly rare and often beautiful objects, to the sociologist and to the pram-pushing mum and dad in the street.

It is amazing that no such study has previously appeared and its experienced authors have made it lively, personal and scholarly with illustrations of 125 different objects.

When was the first pram made? Can you date a vintage pram? Did you realise that they were collector’s pieces? Would you recognise a blue and white willow pattern feeding bottle of 150 years ago when even the pottery that made it has no record? Did you know that the feeding bottle has a 4,000-year-old history? In no book on silver is there a section on rattles… did you realise that they were made by the finest craftsmen of the day and that they are the oldest toys in the world?

This book opens up a new field of study, the archaeology of the nursery, a fascination for anyone who has ever been pushed in a pram.”
Notes: Illustrated by Stanley Lewis. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Light Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 120 pages. Tags: 0234776781 children paraphernalia collectors collecting nurseries equipment supplies history nursery feeding bottles papboats rattles teething sticks perambulators
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The Antique Collectors' Illustrated Dictionary by David Mountfield (£12.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0600301540]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: 3rd impression. [First Edition: 1974] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 12" x 8¾". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 273 pages. Tags: antiques dictionaries art objects terms english collecting and collectors david mountfield 0600301540
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The Price Guide to English Watercolours 1750 - 1900 by Denis Thomas & Ian Bennett (£12.50)Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club — 1971Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A reasonable reading copy only. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, a little soiled and marks. Pages lightly age-tanned with some light soiling in places. Text complete, clean, for the most part, and tight.Description: Notes: Size: 8" x 10". Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Price Guide series. 338 pages. Tags: abbot albert all-colour and angelo arthur atkins bargain barret barrett blake body-colour bonington brabazon bright british brush burne-tones callow cattermole clarkson claude collectable collecting collectors collier constable copley cotman cox cozens cristall david different downman drawings early elba english fielding finch finest francis frederick fripp george girtin glover goodwin guides
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The Wildlife of the Royal Estates by Robin Page (£12.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Hinges weak at the front flap. Tanning to the blanks and first & last few pages. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. The Royal estates of thousands of acres of land not only rich in natural beauty but remarkable havens for wildlife of all kinds. Contents: Balmoral; Sandringham; Buckingham Palace Garden; The Duchy Of Cornwall; The Duchy Of Lancaster; A Guide To The Royal Estates And Their Wildlife;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: 574-941 natural history great wildlife the royal estates wildlife habitats conservation techniques erosion litter damage public access countryside responsible land-owners estates deerstalking red deer roe deer golden eagles peregrine falcons ptarmigan crested tits salmon otters native fauna flora threatening wildlife mountains moorlands islands bogs forests fens lowlands sand dunes sea landscape birds animals plants habitat streams valleys seas harriers hunting foxes scavenging badger cubs deer browsing birds butterflies flowers collectors irresponsible birdwatchers plant thieves
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Silver for Pleasure and Investment by Geoffrey Wills (£11.50)Publisher: John Gifford — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0707102715]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, short closed tears, now archive-tape repaired, to the foot of the panels with rubbing at the spine ends. Price Clipped. Top corner of the first blank clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint. [First: 1969] Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the flap: “Old English silver has a wide appeal for a variety of reasons. The beauty of the shining metal is one of them, and its intrinsic value ensures international acceptance. In the pages of this book the reader will find clear descriptions of the methods of assaying and hall-marking. They are followed by a comprehensive glossary of silver articles, which is illustrated copiously in black-and-white and colour.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 170 pages. Tags: mazcpa-koledinsky silver-mounted churchwarden's flying-scroll breaking-wave out-of-period candlesnuffer candleshears candlesticks acid-etching silversmiths restorations box-cum-vins chinoiserie half-sphere vinaigrette thimblecase salt-cellar elizabethan chippendale breadalbane accessories lionsejant hanoverian bell-shape enrichment birmingham chesterman needlework silverwork decoration collection gadrooning de-chasing references goldsmiths thumbpiece collecting collectors silverware hall-marks brentford chocolate tigerware companies cruciform victorian guilloche sweetmeat engraving montaigne
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Steam Around Bath by Mike Arlett & Ivo Peters (£11.50)Publisher: Bath: Millstream Books — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0948975075]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight but with a little offset to the title page from the frontispiece. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Frontispiece;

From the cover: “Ivo Peters and Mike Arlett, whose talents combined to make the award-winning film All Change at Evercreech Junction, will need no introduction to the many devotees of the Somerset & Dorset Railway. Here they cover not only the beloved S&D but also Great Western, Midland and even a few Southern railway scenes. It may come as a surprise to collectors of Ivo Peters’ earlier books that there exists such a wealth of previously unpublished material and, for those faithful followers, the S&D emphasis is on pre-1950 views.

The beautiful city of Bath is surrounded by some equally picturesque countryside, the industrial aspects of the area blending and sometimes contrasting with the landscape. Extending as far as Bristol and Yate in the north, Chippenham on the eastern side, Hallatrow and Wells to the west and Upton Scudamore just beyond Westbury to the south, the unrivalled range of Ivo Peters’ photographs and Mike Arlett’s informative text will captivate all steam enthusiasts who lament the passing of so magnificent an era as that pictured and described within.”
Notes: Illustrated by Ivo Peters (Photos.). Size: 11" x 8¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 0 pages. Tags: peters ivo photos. avon bath steam locomotives history somerset dorset railway southern scenes bristol yate chippenham hallatrow wells west upton enthusiasts 0948975075
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The BBC Antiques Roadshow by David Battie (£11.50)Publisher: Mitchell Beazley — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1845332121]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper snagged at the head of the spine, ½” closed and tape-repaired tear to bottom corner of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the flap: “This book celebrates all that has made the Antiques Roadshow such an outstanding success. Fiona Malcolm uncovers the origins of the programme and lists all the locations visited since the first series in 1977. She introduces the current team with illustrated biographies of current and past experts — many of whom have been on the programme since the first series. You also meet 20 of the experts at home and learn about some of the best-loved pieces in their own collections.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Michael Aspel. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". 160 pages. Tags: mass-production austin-process semi-precious commemorative encyclopedias balance-cock enthusiastic collectables broadcasting collectibles mid-georgian powder-flask commonwealth restoration love-tokens earthenware collectable accessories collections fascinating elizabethan renaissance tyntesfield chamberlain decorative performing calamander discovered lusterware sunderland sea-farers caricature collection television eighteenth trowbridge collectors roisterers jewellery chocolate furniture worcester orangemen postcards victorian decanters heirlooms programme criticism reference top-class
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The Incredible Pierpont Morgan: Financier and Art Collector by Cass Canfield (£11.50)Publisher: Hamish Hamilton — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0241024951]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, some small nicks at head, tail and corners. Internally bright and clean although some imbecile has run a black pen over the publisher details on verso of title page.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “Incredible not only for his financial genius, which made his credit more reliable than that of the U.S. Government, but also for his flair for art, which made him one of the foremost collectors of modern times, J. Pierpont Morgan’s career spans the period from the end of Abraham Lincoln’s administration to the end of Theodore Roosevelt’s – a time of intense change and development.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". 176 pages. Tags: pierpont morgan origin susquehanna rainsford u.s. steel pujo investigation princes gate hartford connecticut american civil war railroads industry financed bondholders banker park avenue
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Thomas Hope 1769-1831 and The Neo-classical Idea by David Watkin (£11.50)Publisher: London: John Murray — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0719518199]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a very small nick to the top edge of the upper panel and a marginally larger one to the foot of the lower. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted with a stain to the edges of the last few edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; Appendices [5]; Plans;

From the cover: “Thomas Hope, 1769-1831, eccentric offspring of a Dutch banking family, employed his wealth and taste to impress on Regency society the principles of Neo-Classicism. While he invested in Old Masters, antique statuary and vases, he also patronised such contemporary artists as Flaxman, Thorvaldsen, Haydon and Benjamin West; and he anticipated William Morris by training craftsmen to make durable furniture from his own Greek and Egyptian designs. His London mansion was something between a djinn’s fabrication and a museum — filled at night with fashionable routs, by day with ticket-holding members of the public. His country place in Surrey was a model of all that an enlightened gentleman’s estate should be.

Although Hope prescribed classical austerity for others, he himself simultaneously flirted with oriental splendour and the Picturesque. He wrote a romantic novel called Anastasius, had himself and his wife painted in Turkish costumes, and backed his Greek vases with seraglio draperies. In this he expressed the yearning of his age to have every beauty, every strangeness, all at once; and being a man of character as well as feeling, he carried off his grand ideas superbly.

In Thomas Hope Dr Watkin has found a subject hitherto unknown except to cognoscenti, and, with much new material, has created round him a work rich in social and aesthetic history, full of delights for the discerning reader of today. His book, with its wealth of illustrations, many of which are published for the first time, is a highly instructive and entertaining picture of a past age. It also has significance now, bewildered as we are in much the same way by the present clamour of conflicting values.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 316 pages. Tags: watkin hope thomas art collector england london history 19th century collectors collecting interior decoration ornament regency style united kingdom architecture decorative arts neo-classicism greek classical neoclassicism furniture design construction british 0719518199
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Cash-In On Collecting by Tony Curtis (£10.50)Publisher: Lyle — 1986Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0862480558]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine and the boards. Slightly shelf-cocked. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white.

From the cover: “Collecting is a passion that can become a way of life. The lure of the chase, the search for the elusive treasure, the fascination of knowing almost, but not quite, everything about some out-of-the-ordinary subject are what makes a collector’s adrenalin surge.

Collectors thrive most of all on the teasing certainty that fortunes can be made out of their hobbies and that around the next corner they could find the one thing that will make their collection complete and unique.

This book contains the stories of many fascinating and successful collectors. They are men and women of all ages and from all walks of life who have been bitten by the collecting bug. Their specialities range from old bank notes to cigarette lighters, from dolls to picture postcards.

From their own experience they give first hand tips on collecting including how to start, where to go and, most interesting of all for the would be collector, what to start specialising in now so that your hobby can be turned into money. The astute collector picks an area of the market that is unexploited and develops it. Two young men who tell their collecting story in the book introduced the words ‘street jewellery’ to the Oxford English Dictionary because that was what they called the enamel signs, manhole covers and street direction boards which they began to collect only a few years ago. Street jewellery is now a large and thriving area for other collectors.

Everything and anything can be collected from 18th century prints to today’s throwaway beer cans. In this book you learn how to build up your collection and also how to add an unexpected pleasure to your life for collecting can not only be a cure for boredom and the blues but it carries with it the very real possibility of turning a modest outlay of money into a considerable nest egg.

The sky is the limit for the successful collector. Read how it can be done..”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Pictorial boards. 444 pages. Tags: collecting elusive treasure collectors astute collector street jewellery dolls toys cigarette lighters cookery books advertising inserts masonic items crown cork bottle poison bottles beer lables motoring signs gladys cooper postcards shell memorabilia cream pots bairnsfather ware quack medicine royal fairground guinness stout piscatorial paper packets car mascots football wireless equipment petrol
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China by Edited by Dorothea Hall (£10.50)Publisher: W. H. Smith — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854353187]Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper would be Very Good were it not for the 2" tear to the leading edge of the lower panel, otherwise a nice copy.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Tony Curtis. Size: 12" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. In the Everyday Collectables series. 144 pages. Tags: hall tony curtis 1854353187 everyday collectables art basin blue breakfast china collecting collectors country cow cream creamers creamware deco dinner ewer figurines holders jugs lustreware meat ornaments pearlware plate porcelain pottery scent services staffordshire teasets teapot victorian west white
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Collecting Bookmarkers by Arthur Wilfred Coysh (£10.50)Publisher: Newton Abbot: David & Charles — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715367226]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine with a short, closed, tear to the foot of the upper panel. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 96 pages. Tags: coysh 0715367226 bookmarkers collectors collecting bookmarks
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Country Life Book of Antique Maps: An Introduction to the History of Maps and How to Appreciate Them by Jonathan Potter (£10.50)Publisher: Mappamundi — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0600556263]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with the expected associated abrasion to the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “It is possible that long before Man could communicate through the written word, he was making primitive maps from clay or bits of bark, probably to indicate nothing more than good places to hunt. As the sea became important for food and transport so charts were produced on shells and bones to indicate sheltered coves, fishing grounds, hidden rocks or safe routes. But it was not until the 16th century that maps evolved into the intricate documents we know today.

The beginning of the 1500s heralded the age when cartographers not only recorded geographical boundaries, but introduced a style which, with their historical content, made maps beautiful and irresistible works of art. It is from this time to the 1850s that this book concerns itself — the age of the mapmaker as scientist and artist.

Country Life Book of Antique Maps is a thorough introduction to the history of antique maps and how to collect and enjoy them, written by one of the world’s leading antique map dealers..”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: antique art beautiful boundaries cartographers cartography celestials charts collecting collectors curiosities early geographical history irrcsistible landmarks made makers making map maps not objects only plans rccorded sea thematic town works world
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Macdonald Guide to Buying Antique Furniture by Rachael Feild (£10.50)Publisher: London: MacDonald Orbis — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356126196]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; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: feild 0356126196 furniture collectors collecting prices antique buyers guides
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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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More Looking in Junk Shops by John Bedford (£10.50)Publisher: London: Max Parrish & Co — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: With black and white illustrations by Susan Holland.Tags: bedford art objects collectors collecting antiques guides applied arts collector manuals
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Scripophily: Collecting Bond and Share Certificates by Keith Hollender (£10.50)Publisher: London: Ward Lock — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0706361555]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Boards faded at the margins. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Tables;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: bonds collectors collecting index stock certificates antiques collectables books manuscripts ephemera printed matter collectibles paper bonds investments shares guides
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The Lyle Official Antiques Review 1981 by Compiled by Margo Rutherford (£10.50)Publisher: Lyle Publication — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ a little loose with some rubbing and nicks at extremities. Ffep clipped top right.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & line drawings.Notes: 670 pages. Tags: and antiques art catalogs collecting collectors guidebooks objects periodicals prices sale yearbooks
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The Price Guide to Victorian Furniture by John Andrews (£10.50)Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a short closed tear to the head of the upper panel. Knocked at the head of the spine with slight damage to the top inch of the join with the upper board. Sticker remnant and small brown mark to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 298 pages. Tags: and british catalogs century collecting collectors edwardian england english furniture guides history isles prices sale victorian
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A Guide to Collecting Silver by Elizabeth De Castres (£9.50)Publisher: Queen Anne Press MacDonald Futura — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0362005206]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper pleasant but snagged at the head of the spine and price clipped. Text complete, clean and tight but with a small stain to the contents page.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white, and drawings. From the cover: “Practically every conceivable type of domestic and social object has been made in silver since the Restoration of Charles II in 1660, and this provides a vast field from which collectors may choose. It not only embraces rare, esoteric objects, but also a wide range of later items for the collector with less to spend, and many pieces which can still be used today. A valuable source of reference, A Guide to Collecting Silver is the first book of its kind, covering as it does the complete spectrum of items wrought in silver and silver plate, and including information on related subjects such as hallmarking, caring for silver, and how to recognise styles and methods of working.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: 1700-1900 acanthus accessories acid-etching actaeon anthemion articles assaying baluster basket bead beaumont beer bell-shape bettridge binning bird’s birmingham bottle boulsover bowl box-cum-vins boxes boyle bradbury brandy breadalbane breaking-wave brentford bristol britannia broake buying caddies caddy campanula candleshears candlesnuffer candlesticks card carolean caryatid cases caskets casters caudle chaffers champagne channels chartier chesterman
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A Short Guide to Long Play: How to Enjoy Music On and Off the Record by Martyn Goff (£9.50)Publisher: Museum Press — 1957Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a triangular tear to the head of the upper panel and several further nicks. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Red boards with White titling to the Spine. [XII] 127 pages. Tags: goff music appreciation sound recordings collectors collecting phono record collect long playing gramophone records faced buy concert goer radio listener
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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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Introduction to Antiques by Therle Hughes (£9.50)Publisher: Country Life — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0600303462]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Developed from material originally published by ‘Homes and Gardens’ in 1971. From the flap: “The down-to-earth common sense of the text, combined with the 70 illustrations, provides the ideal beginner’s guide to this most absorbing of hobbies.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: nineteenth-century eighteenth-century mass-production austin-process identification misconceptions commemorative semi-precious balance-cock powder-flask mid-georgian commonwealth chamberlain elizabethan earthenware love-tokens renaissance restoration collectable accessories sea-farers collecting eighteenth roisterers calamander lusterware correcting collectors caricature decorative sunderland chocolate cigarette squeezers engraving orangemen worcester victorian octagonal newcomers furniture porcelain technical important landmarks tableware sheffield punch-pot mauchline fore-edge tunbridge
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Invertebrate Animals Other Than Insects by H. A. Baylis & C. C. A. Munro (£9.50)Publisher: The Trustees of the British Museum — 1941Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Boards and spine slightly faded with spotting to the upper board and several small dings. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: 12 pages of plates to the rear. Number 9a in the series. Notes: Foreword or introduction by Martin A. C. Hinton. Size: 6¾" x 4¾". In the Instructions for Collectors series. 73 pages. Tags: arnold arthur baylis british carmichael charles collecting collection collectors harry history invertebrates monro museum natural preservation
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Kept: A Victorian Mystery by D .J. Taylor (£9.50)Publisher: Chatto & Windus — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0701178957]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “August 1863. Henry Ireland, a failed landowner, dies unexpectedly in a riding accident, leaving a highly-strung young widow. Not far away lives Ireland’s friend James Dixey, a celebrated naturalist who collects strange trophies, a stuffed bear, a pet mouse, and a wolf that he keeps caged in the grounds of his decaying house, lost in the fog on the edge of the fens. The poachers, Dewar and Dunbar, with their cargo of pilfered eggs; Esther the observant kitchen maid, pining to be reunited with her vanished admirer; the ancient lawyer Mr Crabbe made careless by snobbery; John Carstairs, in search of his cousin, the elusive widow; an enigmatic debt-collector, busily plotting an audacious robbery; various low-life henchmen; a beady-eyed country curate who sees more than he should; and Captain Me Turk of Scotland Yard, patiently investigating the circumstances of Mr Ireland’s death and many other things besides — all are drawn into a net of intrigue with wide and sinister implications. Ranging from the lochsides of Scotland to the slums of Clerkenwell, and from the gentlemen’s clubs of St James’s to the Yukon wilds, Kept is a gorgeously intricate novel about the urge to possess, at once a gripping investigation of some of the secret chambers of the human heart and a dazzling reinvention of Victorian life and passions.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 431 pages. Tags: 19th account ages ancient and annals avarice britain bygone century chronicles city collecting collectors conditions crime days domestics earlier england fable fiction general great historical history ill legend life medieval mentally middle modern mystery myth narration narrative old olden one past period saga social stories story storyline swindlers swindling tale times town women yore
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