Cassell Petter & Galpin
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Four volumes in two. Three-quarter dark green leather binding. Gilt titles and decorations to spines. B/w illustrations. The Sea, its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril & Heroism. A few small marks/spotting to covers. Brown mark to rear cover of one volume. Foxing and browning to outer page edges and some page margins. Corner creasing to a few pages. Leather to spine and corners is still lovely and bright.
Brown cloth covers with black and gilt decoration, onlay of small girl to front. B/w illustrations. 380 pages plus book list. Serial stories are Two Fourpenny Bits, Harry Maxwell; or Schoolboy Honour and Over the Rocky Mountains. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers slightly grubby and bottom corner of rear cover damp stained. Yellow tape stuck down full length of front joint, rear joint cracked. One hinge badly cracked. Name in pen and pencil writing about contents to front endpaper. First couple of gatherings pulled. Contents generally clean with some light foxing and browning.
The Cosy Corner Series. Blue cloth, gilt title blocks, black and gilt decorations with pictorial onlay to front cover. B/w illustrations. Spine bumped and slightly rubbed. Joints are broken but stitching still holding. Some light page browning and foxing else contents clean.
CHOKE-BORE GUNS AND HOW TO LOAD FOR ALL KINDS OF GAME
Written by W.W. Greener.
Stock no. 1810697
Published by Cassell Petter & Galpin. Circa 1876. Almost very good condition.
Burgundy boards, gilt titles and vignettes. Pockets containing diagrams of shooting from various choke-bore guns (three larger folded diagrams, and 3 smaller folded diagrams, all are printed on both sides.) Two fold-out tables. B/w illustrations. vii, 215, xv and 4 pages of publisher adverts to rear. Name and date in ink to front pocket (x 2). Name and date in ink to half-title page. Name in ink to page 11 and page 93 (neat and contemporary). Front and rear joint strengthened amateurishly with brown paper glued to joint, also to verso of front endpaper and facing half-title page. Rear hinge is broken (after page 4 of publisher advertistements) and therefore cloth starting to come away from the spine inside the book. All diagrams mentioned are present. Fold-out tables are creased and worn on folds.
Pages: vi, 156 + 4. Original red cloth with gilt lettering. Corner clipped from title page else contents very good. Boards scuffed.
Red cloth, gilt title to spine. ABC, 1-10, short stories and pieces of music. B/w text illustrations. Spine and corners worn. Covers slightly marked. Inscription in ink (dated 1873) to front endpaper. Appears to have been rebound as there is no title-page, the book starts at the Contents page and then page 11 (which is the end of the ABC). Grubby marks to first few pages. A couple of pages have tape repairs. Contents generally clean.