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VICTORIAN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
Written by Percy Muir.
Stock no. 1317084
Published by Portman Books. 1st thus 1989. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Until the first appearance of this book in 1971, no overall chronicle of Victorian illustrated books was available. Fully illustrated in b/w. Includes sections at the end of each chapter listing the most important books of each period. An essential reference work. This is the revised impression. Maroon boards. 287 pages includes index. ISBN: 0713407255. Spine and corners bumped. Some faint evidence of pencil writing (now erased) to top corner of front free-endpaper. Dustwrapper is badly sunned to spine.

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TRAVELS OF A VICTORIAN PHOTOGRAPHER
Written by Roger Hudson. Illustrated by Francis Frith.
Stock no. 1814350
Published by Folio Society. 1st 2001. Fine condition.

The photographs of Francis Frith with texts by various writers, selected by Roger Hudson. Large format. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine and blocked photograph design to front. B/w photos. 298 pages. Contained in publisher's pictorial slipcase which is scuffed to top and tail.

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'MONGST MINES AND MINERS
Written by J.C. Burrow; William Thomas.
Stock no. 1814043
Published by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1893. Very good condition.

Underground Scenes by Flash-Light: A series of photographs with explanatory letterpress, illustrating methods of working in Cornish mines. Part I: An Account of the Photographic Experiences by J.C. Burrow; Part II: A Description of the Subjects Photographed by William Thomas. Large format. Red cloth boards, gilt titles. Frontis plus 26 b/w mounted photographs with tissue guard, two per page. 32 text pages. All edges gilt. Spine rubbed, slight loss to tail of spine, top & tail have slight fraying, gilt title to spine is rubbed and faded. Corners worn. Boards a little stained by damp, mainly to the rear board. Prelims have been professionally reinforced to front and rear joints.Name and date in ink to half-title page (dated 1979). Tissue paper to frontis is torn. Contents crinkled by damp. Just a few red damp stains to top corner margins at rear of book not affecting photos. A few minor marks to contents. A nice copy of a scarce item.

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SHOTGUNS AND GUNSMITHS: THE VINTAGE YEARS
Written by Geoffrey Boothroyd.
Stock no. 1813367
Published by A. & C. Black. 1st 1986. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A book about the sporting shotgun providing fascinating insight into the lives and skilled work of gunsmiths who helped develop the British shotgun during the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 240 pages including index. ISBN: 0713655526.

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THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON
Written by J.R. Wyss; Julia S.E. Rae. Illustrated by Florence Maplestone.
Stock no. 1406458
Published by Trischler & Company. 1st thus 1891. Almost very good condition.

Old stories told anew edited by Rae. Green pictorial cloth with gilt titles to spine and front. 67 pages. 6 chromo plates plus tinted text illustrations. Oblong format. 8.75 x 6". Bumping and wear to spine and corners. bubbling to cloth on front and rear boards. A few marks to covers. Front joint and some hinges cracked. Tissue guard for frontis is loose. One plate and its tissue guard is detached. Foxing to tissue guards and prelims. A few margin marks.

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THE WORLD OF ICE
Written by R.M. Ballantyne.
Stock no. 1812739
Published by Thomas Nelson & Sons. 1893. Very good condition.

R.M. Ballantyne's Books for Boys series. Blue pictorial cloth, gilt title blocks. Attractive colour frontis and title page. Corners lightly bumped, edges lightly rubbed, small patch of fading to base of spine. Prize-plate to front endpaper. Contents clean.

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TRAVELS OF A VICTORIAN PHOTOGRAPHER
Written by Roger Hudson. Illustrated by Francis Frith.
Stock no. 2122007
Published by Folio Society. 2001. Fine condition.

The photographs of Francis Frith with texts by various writers, selected by Roger Hudson. Large format. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine and blocked photograph design to front. B/w photos. 298 pages. Contained in very good photographic slip case that has some bumping and wear to edges.

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ARBORICULTURISTS AND OTHERS IN NORTH GERMANY 1895
No author listed.
Stock no. 1812302
Published by McFarlane & Erskine. Circa 1895. Good condition.

Being a sketch by pen and pencil of their terrible sufferings at Sea, and their hair-breadth escapes by land. Large format. Red cloth boards with illustration to front and rear. No title to spine. B/w illustrations. 55 pages. All edges gilt. Boards mottled and damp stained. Top & tail of spine fraying. Endpapers browned. Small name in ink to front endpaper. A few grubby marks to contents mainly to margins.

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EDINBURGH PICTURESQUE NOTES
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Stock no. 1208203
Published by Seeley & Co.. 1st thus 1890. Almost very good condition.

New Edition. Red cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Gilt title to spine. Light brown floral patterned endpapers. 27 b/w illustrations plus illustrated title page. 182 pages + 16 page book catalogue. Spine bumped with small tears at top and tail. Corners bumped. Covers slightly marked. Spine slightly browned. One page has a pencil annotation in the margin else contents clean.

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A FEW OF MY MOST FAVOURITE FOX CHASES IN EAST SUSSEX
Written by John Kent.
Stock no. 1811888
Circa 1880. Good condition.

Small phamphlet with stapled binding. Paperwraps. 20 pages. Printed for Private Circulation. Paper covers are detached from the contents. Small white address label to lower corner of title page. Staples rusty, center pages working loose. Contents are clean.

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THE BRIDE ELECT
Written by Mrs. Johnson.
Stock no. 1404707
Published by Hand And Heart Publishing Office. circa 1880. Almost very good condition.

Hints to brides useful to girls anxious to do their duty to God and their neighbour. Blue cloth with red and gilt decorations to spine and front cover. Gilt title blocks. B/w frontis and chapter headings. 158 pages plus 6 page booklist to rear. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Spine and board edges browned. A little bumping to bottom of rear cover. Covers a little marked. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Couple of hinges cracked. Some foxing mainly to page edges and tissue guard otherwise contents generally clean.

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A MASQUE OF DAYS
No author listed. Illustrated by Walter Crane.
Stock no. 1505143
Published by Cassell & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1901. Very good condition in a poor dustwrapper.

From the last essays of Elia. Attractive pictorial boards, cream cloth spine. Blue and yellow decorated endpapers. Pretty colour illustrations on every page. Unpaginated. Pages printed one side only and unopened. 11 x 8.5". A little wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Small dent to top edge of front cover and tiny dent to top edge of rear cover. Foxing visible on white dress on front cover, a little scuffing to rear cover. Small mark to lower margin of first two text pages and tiny edge tear to edge of first text page. Heavy foxing and browning to prelims and last two pages, of which one is blank and one has green and white illustration. Very little foxing to contents. Dustwrapper has been in two pieces, now held together with brown tape, half of spine missing, pieces remaining are stuck to brown tape. Clear tape across spine on front. Panels and flaps are edge worn and creased. Brown tape along bottom edge and top of folds on verso. Scarce in dustwrapper.

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