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With explanatory notes and a life of the author by Waller. Black leather spine and corners, gilt title and raised bands to spine. Marbled boards. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations, many full-page. 352 + xliii pages. Corners worn with slight loss of leather. Spine edges rubbed. Boards rubbed with some loss of colour. Pages browned. some more than others. Occasional foxspots. Overall a decent copy for its age.
THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY OF BRECKNOCKSHIRE FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY
Written by Edwin Poole.
Stock no. 2132629
Published by Edwin Poole. 1886. Almost very good condition.
Containing the General History, Antiquities, Sepulchral Monuments and Inscriptions, With the History of the Principal Families, Institutions and Societies of the County, Together With the Parochial History of all the Parishes in the Said County, To Which is Added a Biographical Record of Emminent Inhabitants, History of the Borough and County Parliamentary Representatives, With a Roll of High Sheriffs to the Present Time, Mayors of Brecknock and Many Useful Tables of County Information. Large format. Brown leather binding, gilt titles with raised bands to spine. 15 b/w plates including 1 map. xxiii pages (including list of subscribers) + 495 pages. Some damp marks to leather - including rear cover top corner. Some scuffing and wear to leather. Appears that binding at one time may have been tightened at joints. Inscriptions in ink to free front endpaper. Foxing - heaviest to prelims and outer page edges. Preface page (IX-X) has a corner repair (original torn off - a new one put on).
SECRET MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF LOUIS XIV AND OF THE REGENCY
Written by Duchess Of Orleans.
Stock no. 1819112
Published by G. And W.B. Whittaker. 1st 1824. Very good condition.
Extracted from the German correspondence of the Duchess of Orleans, Mother of the Regent. Preceded by a Notice on this Princess, and accompanied with notes. Three quarter leather binding with marbled paper boards. B/w frontis of Duchess d'Orleans. viii and 472 pages. Front edge of spine split to top half but still firm. Edges rubbed. Name in ink to front endpaper and a few ink annotations to front pastedown. Foxing mainly to prelims and last few pages. Binding tight.
Three-quarter brown leather binding, raised bands, gilt titles and decorations to spine. Marbled boards. 36 b/w plates plus text illustrations. x + 384 pages. Rebound with new endpapers. Contents are grubby, slightly foxed and browned.
Each letter has an illustration and a verse to accompany it. Large oblong format. Green cloth spine, red pictorial paper boards. Colour illustrations. Edges rubbed, corners worn, boards browned and a little grubby. New endpapers. Some professional repair to gutters and also some paper repair. Some pages creased and edge-worn (mainly A-E and V-Z). Grubby marks throughout.
OUR DARLINGS: AT HOME, IN TOWN, AT THE SEA-SIDE, IN THE COUNTRY, AT PLAY
Written by Mars. Illustrated by Mars.
Stock no. 1818422
Published by George Routledge & Sons. Circa 1890. Almost very good condition.
A picture book with minimal text. Oblong format. Bevelled edge boards. Green cloth spine, pictorial boards. Green, floral endpapers. 47 pages. Edges rubbed, corners worn, boards a little browned and scuffed. Joints repaired. Diagonal corner crease to lower corner of free front endpaper is fragile and liable to tear. Vertical crease to half-title page. Light browning to contents with minor grubby marks in places.
LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE L'AVIATION ET LA DIRECTION DES AEROSTATS
Written by Gaston Tissandier.
Stock no. 2131329
Published by Librairie Hachette Et Cie. 1st 1886. Good condition.
L'Aviation et la Direction des Aerostats dans les temps anciens et modernes (the aviation and direction of airships in old and modern times). Blue paperwraps. B/w illustrations. Text in French. Re-bound with a near matching blue card, front and rear paperwrap covers glued to card for strength, original spine missing. Some hinges broken but binding is generally tight. One or two scattered foxspots else contents clean.
Cream spine and corners (appears to have been rebound from original), with original brown title label laid down on spine. Colour and 8 b/w plates. Top edge gilt. A New Edition. Darkening and chipping, with some loss to spine and corners. Bumping to corners. Scuffing also to marbled covers. Bookplate to front pastedown. Names in ink to free front endpaper. Foxing and browning to outer page edges.
STABLE TALK AND TABLE TALK: OR, SPECTACLES FOR YOUNG SPORTSMEN (VOLS 1 & 2)
Written by Harry Hieover.
Stock no. 1817634
Published by Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans. 2nd 1846. Very good condition.
Two volumes bound in one. Brown leather spine & corners, 5 raised bands to spine and gilt title with horse vignettes. Marbled paper sides and endpapers. B/w frontispiece. Red ribbon page marker. Top edge gilt. A nice, tight binding. Board edges lightly rubbed. Red ribbon page marker is detached but present.
Leather spine & corners with gilt title to spine and 5 raised bands. Marbled paper sides. 17 hand-coloured steel engravings, numerous b/w engravings on wood. viii and 550 pages. Rebound. Front and rear joint very tight. Front joint pulled between endpaper and frontispiece. All plates present. Contents grubby.
Large format. Cloth spine. Pictorial boards. 24 colour illustrations by Harding. Other b/w illustrations. Heavy wear to covers; bumping; some chipping. Spotting to spine. Front endpaper has edge-tears. Joints appear to have been repaired. Foxing and grubby marks to pages throughout.
Large format. Blue cloth with gilt title. Grey pictorial boards. Humourous political cartoons. Board edges rubbed, corners worn. Free endpapers heavily browned. Some light crinkling to contents and faint dampstaining to margins.