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Brown blind decorated cloth with gilt titles to spines. An American's impressions of Great Britain in Victorian times. Volume 1 is probably nearer very good - Bumping and a bit of chipping to corners, some browning and foxing; binding is nice and tight. Volume 2 - is chipped with splits to edges; tear in cloth on rear, but top cloth still present; damp stained; half of title page is MISSING - some heavy foxing and damp marking throughout. Please note, this appears to be a MIXED set with slightly different cloths - possibly bought at different times.
Leather spine and corners. Blue boards. A Poem, In Six Cantos By An Amateur Of Fashion. 8th edition, corrected and enlarged. Colour frontis. Much of leather spine and corners are chipped away/worn away and missing. Stitching to binding can be seen through spine. Covers are grubby and foxed. Prelims are almost detached. Foxing and page browning. Musty smell to book.
Pale blue boards with paper title to spine. Consisting of Imitations of The First Two Books of The Odes of Horace. Third edition. Much of paper covering to spine is chipped away (so can see gatherings/stitching of pages underneath. Covers are marked. Foxing throughout, but heaviest to prelims and endpapers and outer page edges. Name in ink to title page. Binding a bit weak; a few hinges are pulled. A working copy ONLY!
CHEMISTRY, THEORETICAL, PRACTICAL, AND ANALYTICAL AS APPLIED TO THE ARTS AND MANUFACTURES (8 VOLUMES)
Written by F.A. Abel; J. Attfield; R. Calvert Clapham; et al.
Stock no. 2135846
Published by William Mackenzie. Circa 1882. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Brown cloth with gilt and black titles and decorations to each cover and spine. B/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spines and corners; couple of chips/dents to cover edges; a little fraying to cloth, also on a few corners. Varying degrees of foxing throughout different volumes, also to outer page edges.
AN HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF THE OLD STONE CROSSES OF SOMERSET
Written by Charles Pooley.
Stock no. 2135764
Published by Longmans, Green & Co.. Circa 1877. Almost very good condition.
Brown cloth, gilt titles and decorations. B/w illustrations and lithographic plates. Bumping to spine and corners. 1" split to top of spine, with small piece of cloth missing. Some foxing throughout.
Dark red cloth spine with green cloth covers, gilt title to spine and motif to front cover. In the Fields. With illustrations and maps. The Camden Library Series. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some fading to spine; grubby marks and a bit of foxing to covers. Foxing and browning to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins.
Comprising a topographical description of the several counties of Anglesey, Caernarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth, and Montgomery. To which is prefixed a review of the History of Britain from the Roman period to the Saxon Heptarchy. Interspersed with notes biographical and explanatory. Large format. Two volumes, leather spine & corners, three raised bands to spine, gilt title to label to spine. Marbled paper boards. B/w plates. Volume II binding appears to be a more modern binding than volume I. Both volumes expertly repaired, volume I has contemporary notes bound in at front. Some paper repair also. Address stamp to volume I title page (small). Foxing and dampstaining affecting plates as well as text mainly to volume II. Marbled paper boards of volume I are scuffed. Bindings of both volumes are nice and tight.
Maroon cloth with gilt titles and black decorations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Spotting and other marks to covers. Binding is starting to weaken. Some foxing and browning throughout. Ink stamp to title page.
Brown boards; paper title to spine. New edition. Scuffing and marks to covers; uneven fading. Chipping to spine. Bookplate to front pastedown. Foxing throughout. Some page edge creasing. A reading copy.
KALM'S ACCOUNT OF HIS VISIT TO ENGLAND ON HIS WAY TO AMERICA IN 1748
Written by Pehr Kalm; Joseph Lucas.
Stock no. 2135190
Published by Macmillan & Co.. 1892. Good condition.
Maroon cloth with gilt title to spine. B/w map. Ex-lib. with many usual markings; e.g. to spine, front pastedown, rear endpaper has remains of labels. Tears and chips, with splits and loss to top and tail of spine. Front joint is cracked. Rear joint has been repaired with white cloth tape. A reading copy.
New binding of Brown cloth spine, green boards; white paper title to spine. A Selection of the Most Humourous and Entertaining Reports Which Have Appeared in the Morning Herald. B/w illustrations. Some fading and wear to new spine. New endpapers. Rest of pages have uncut edges; foxing to varying degrees throughout.
Green cloth, gilt titles. B/w illustrations. A personal narrative of fighting and serving the Dervishes 1879-1895. Book has been rebacked with new headband and tail band underneath original spine; some fraying to cloth. Spotting and other marks to covers. Bumping/knocks along cover edges. Original endpapers over new joints; some lifting of original endpapers; a few tears. Some foxing and page browning; a few margin nicks/tears.