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VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN LONDON FROM OLD PHOTOGRAPHS
Written by John Betjeman.
Stock no. 2132585
Published by B.T. Batsford Ltd.. 1975. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
B/w photos. ISBN: 0713401125. Page edge browning. Wrapper is price-cut with faded some and edge; a little edge-creasing.
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.
A complete compendium of over 5000 items to furnish and decorate the Victorian home. The Victorian catalogue of household goods was first published in 1883. This is a facsimile of that edition. Large format. Colour & b/w illustrations. 328 pages. ISBN: 1851706380. Reprint. Text block lightly browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly faded.
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 lightly rubbed at corners.
Red cloth covered boards, gilt titles. ISBN: 0854300473. Wrapper is faded to spine with some light marks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blue cloth spine. Cream pictorial boards with attractive front cover. Beautiful chromolithos on every page. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Scuffing to covers. Some foxing and browning throughout.