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A definitive study covering the history, mechanism, restoration and conservation of the lantern clock. Large, heavy format. Blue cloth boards, gilt titles. 8 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations throughout. ISBN: 0907462332. Boards clean and bright. Text block grubby. Surface paper damage to front endpaper caused by removal of labels. Title page is MISSING. Colour plate 1 has a two line ink stamp to lower margin, text crossed out with black felt-tip pen. (Suspect possibly EX-LIB). Couple of small patches of surface paper loss to rear pastedown. Contents are clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is rubbed at corners, has a small closed tear to lower front corner repaired with clear tape to verso, creasing to horizontal edges and a little grubby to top of front panel, slight surface paper loss to lower spine. Overall a decent copy at a lower price due to faults.
The most historically significant and interesting coins from 200 years of the gold sovereign's history. Oblong format. Matt pictorial boards. Colour & b/w illustrations. Ribbon page marker. ISBN: 9781640083240. A few small, minor marks to boards. Contents clean.
Revised and Expanded edition. An illustrated reference guide for collectors. Includes more advice to novice collectors on the international marketplace, the basis for selecting items for collections, means of renovating and restoring bayonets and methods of storage and display. Over 270 b/w photographs of bayonets. Red boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 1854093444. Boards clean. Foxing to top edge of text block. Else contents clean. Red pictorial dustwrapper is very clean.
The best of the "Bizarre" years. Every single one of Clarice Cliff's finest designed illustrated in colour. Large format. ISBN: 0952635410. Top of spine bumped. Glue which binds the free front endpapers to the contents has dried out and therefore the endpapers are unstuck inside the front hinge. Otherwise, contents clean and bright. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed to rear panel.
Observer book No. 97. Laminate boards. Illustrating and describing of 230 household objects from the 17th century to the 20th century. ISBN: 0723216371. Spine lightly browned with black mark to lower half, red title to spine slightly faded. A few marks to boards. Top and vertical edge of text block is greyed/discoloured. A few minor marks to contents.
Observer book No. 97. Laminate boards. Illustrating and describing of 230 household objects from the 17th century to the 20th century. ISBN: 0723216371. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Endpapers lightly foxed and marked.
Blue boards, gilt title to spine. Colour and b/w photos of antique British police equipment including truncheons & tipstaves. ISBN: 0907621503. Spine and corners slightly bumped. A few spots to contents, some pages 'stuck' together by damp(?) but easily separated (although some very slight surface paper damage may occur). Price cut wrapper is slightly edge rubbed.
SEARCHING FOR BEAUTY: LETTERS FROM A COLLECTOR TO A STUDIO POTTER
Written by Richard Jacobs.
Stock no. 1825566
Published by Kestrel Books. 1st 2007. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
In these forty letters from a collector to a studio potter, Richard Jacobs attempts two momentous revisions to the spirit of the times. The first is a reinsatement of the word 'beauty' as a meaningful and unapologetic description in our daily lives... Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 095488406X. A lovely copy.
THE HISTORY OF CLOCKS AND WATCHES
Written by Eric Bruton.
Stock no. 1825545
Published by Black Cat. 1st thus 1989. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 0748102450. A nice copy.
Teh final volume of the Feldzug series. How the use of ersatz or replacement material became so prevalent in German manufacturing. The development of weaponry and uniforms, adapted to suit the new style of fighting by the trench raiging German Stormtroopers. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w photo to endpapers. Colour photos throughout. ISBN: 9781513630601. A lovely copy, includes a couple of relevant letters loosely inserted.
A reference work of interest to the collector of Imperial Austrian Medals and Decorations. Yellow cardwraps, black spine. Colour plate of Austrian Ribbons plus numerous b/w illustrations. xvii and 180 pages. Second printing. Covers grubby and rubbed at corners. Light diagonal crease to lower front corner and prelims. Text block browned. A few instances of neon pink highlighting of text. Rear joint pulled but binding tight.
The extraordinary range of automobilia inspired by the Jaguar marque - everything except the full-size cars themselves. Square format. Black cloth boards, silver title to spine. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 187097994X. Board corners lightly rubbed. Contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed to rear panel and has minor foxing to verso (not visible to outside).