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WORLD TIMBERS VOLUME TWO: NORTH & SOUTH AMERICA (INCLUDING CENTRAL AMERICA & THE WEST INDIES)
Written by B.J. Rendle.
Stock no. 1826758
Published by Ernest Benn Limited. 1st 1969. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A comprehensive work containing some of the better known world timbers illustrated in colour and concisely described with the minimum of technical terms. The information is presented in a form designed to appeal to those who are interested in timber but are not specialists in wood technology. Intended primarily for use by architects and their clients, the timber trade, and timber-using industries. Large format. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0802016677. A few minor marks to boards, lower corners lightly bumped. Previous owner's library label to front and rear pastedown. Light browning to page edges and text block. Black dustwrapper with yellow spine is lightly rubbed and scuffed.
Price: £20.00 £17.00.
Red cloth. Limited to 1000 copies. B/w illustrations. Valentine Morris was born in the island of Antigua in 1727 but lived for 30 years at the Piercefield, part of which is now Chepstow racecourse. SIGNED by author to front endpaper, dedicated to a previous owner. Foxing to spine. Foxing and browning to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few small tears and chips; minimal loss.
Price: £50.00 £42.50.
A & C Black Colour Book 20 Shilling Series. Cerulean blue cloth with attractive sailing ship, crab and sun vignettes. Gilt titles to spine and front cover. 74 tissue-guarded colour plates. Top edge gilt. Index and booklist to rear that lists books later than 1905. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Spine and edges are browned; a few nicks to cloth to top and tail of spine. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Joints are a bit cracked. Frontis is MISSING! Tape marks to tissue-guard of plate opposite page 104. Some light foxing and browning. Assumed reprint from books listed in booklist to rear.
Price: £68.00 £57.80.
A Plan for the Union of the Fifteen British West Indian Colonies. Pages: 175. Original brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Folding coloured map. Royal Statistical Society stamps to verso of map and title page. Contents very good indeed.
Price: £90.00 £76.50.