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PLUTARCH LIVES
Written by Plutarch; Arthur Hugh Clough. Illustrated by David Rooney.
Stock no. 2136714
Published by Folio Society. Circa 2010. As new condition.

A four volume set based on the Dryden Translation and edited by A.H. Clough: The rise of Classical Greece; The Age of Empire-Builders; From Kings to Consuls; The Age of Caesar. Biographies of Green & Roman figures. Red cloth boards with gilt decorations and titles. B/w plates. Slip case appears fine. Still in original shrink wrap - UNUSED! This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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ANCIENT WOODLAND: ITS HISTORY, VEGETATION AND USES IN ENGLAND
Written by Oliver Rackham.
Stock no. 2136658
Published by Castlepoint Press. 1st thus 2003. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Green boards with gilt title to spine. New edition. Photos and diagrams. ISBN: 1897604270.

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CREATIVE RE-USE OF BUILDINGS (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Derek Latham.
Stock no. 2136644
Published by Donhead. 1st 2000. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Colour pictorial boards. B/w photos and diagrams. ISBN for Volume I: 1873394365. ISBN for Volume II: 1873394373. Principles and Practice; Building Types: Selected Examples. Some knocks along cover edges. Wrappers have light edge-wear.

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MACBETH (THE LETTERPRESS SHAKESPEARE)
Written by William Shakespeare; Nicholas Brooke.
Stock no. 1823469
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2007. Nearly fine condition.

Edited by Nicholas Brooke. Very large format, includes a commentary volume, contained in solander case. Three-quarter bound in red goatskin leather, red marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Commentary volume is bound in red cloth. Limited Edition of 3750. This is copy 45 of 3750. A fine copy contained in publisher's solander case which has a few heavy knocks to bottom edge and minor scuffs.

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AS YOU LIKE IT (THE LETTERPRESS SHAKESPEARE)
Written by William Shakespeare; Alan Brissenden.
Stock no. 1823468
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2008. Nearly fine condition.

Edited by Alan Brissenden. Very large format, includes a commentary volume, contained in solander case. Three-quarter bound in green goatskin leather, green marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Commentary volume is bound in green cloth. Limited Edition of 3750 numbered copies. This is copy 45 of 3750. A fine copy contained in publisher's solander case which has a few knocks to edges and a few minor scuffs.

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OTHELLO (THE LETTERPRESS SHAKESPEARE)
Written by William Shakespeare; Michael Neill.
Stock no. 1823467
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2007. Nearly fine condition.

Edited by Michael Neill. Very large format, includes a commentary volume, contained in solander case. Three-quarter bound in red goatskin leather, red marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Commentary volume is bound in red cloth. Limited Edition of 3750. This is copy 45 of 3750. A fine copy contained in publisher's solander case which has a couple of gentle knocks to edges and a few minor scuffs.

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JULIUS CAESAR (THE LETTERPRESS SHAKESPEARE)
Written by William Shakespeare; Arthur Humphreys.
Stock no. 1823466
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2008. Nearly fine condition.

Edited by Arthur Humphreys. Very large format, includes a commentary volume, contained in solander case. Three-quarter bound in burgundy goatskin leather, burgundy marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Commentary volume is bound in burgundy cloth. Limited Edition of 3750 numbered copies. This is copy 45 of 3750. A fine copy contained in publisher's solander case which has a few minor knocks at edges and minor scuffing.

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FOUR MYSTERIES (4 VOLUMES)
Written by Wilkie Collins. Illustrated by Alexy Pendle.
Stock no. 1823464
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 1992. Slightly better than very good condition.

Four volumes. Green decorative cloth, gilt. B/w illustrations. Armadale; No Name; The Moon Stone; The Woman In White. Top of spine headbands have come unstuck from backstrip (see photo). Thus three volumes are concave on the spine. Contents are fine. Publisher's slipcase has a minor dint to lower edge and is lightly scuffed.

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THE BIRMINGHAM JEWELLERY QUARTER: AN ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY OF THE MANUFACTORIES
Written by John Cattell; Sheila Ely; Barry Jones.
Stock no. 1823431
Published by English Heritage. 1st 2002. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter is remarkable for its dense concentration of converted houses, factories and specialist buildings: a particular combination of structures associated with jewellery and metalworking which does not seem to exist anywhere else in the world. This book describes the development of the Quarter and the various building types in contains. Large format. Blue cloth boards, gilt titles. Colour & b/w photos. ISBN: 1873592485. Small dint to rear spine edge of boards and dustwrapper (as if something heavy was dropped on it). Else a fine copy.

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A HISTORY OF METALLURGY
Written by R.F. Tylecote.
Stock no. 1823430
Published by The Institute Of Materials. 2nd 1992. Nearly fine condition.

Second Edition. A unique introduction to the history of metallurgy from the earliest times to the present. The development of metallurgy skills and techniques of different civilizations, and the connection between them, carefully chartered. This volume is concerned with such important topics as the rise of metallurgy in the Near East and the Industrial Revolution in Western Europe. Large format. Pictorial glazed boards. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0901462888. Top & tail of spine & corners lightly bumped. Contents clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1945 - A NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1322507
Published by Daily Express. 1945. Slightly better than very good condition.

Colour pictorial card wraps - Rupert flying on winged bicycle. 1st story Rupert and the Reindeer. 9.5x7 inches. 120 pages. Minimal rubbing to spine and corners. Some light marks to rear cover. Inscription in ink inside front cover. Name and address in pencil in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Joints are pulled with some evidence of glue seeping out during the binding process, binding still tight. One page (105/6) is lightly creased. This is an unusually bright copy.

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THE HOLKHAM BIBLE
Written by Michelle P. Brown.
Stock no. 1322499
Published by Folio Society. 2007. Nearly fine condition.

A glorious Folio Society facsimile edition of a unique medieval Picture-Bible which first surfaced in 1816 when it was bought by Thomas Coke of Holham Hall. Large format. Three quarter bound in blue leather, raised bands to spine, gilt decorations to spine. Blue patterned cloth boards with leather onlay to front containing title in red and gilt vignette. All edges gilt. Blue ribbon page marker. Illuminated manuscript. Limited to 1750 numbered copies and 25 lettered copies. Complete with Commentary by Michelle P. Brown which is bound with a blue cloth spine with gilt title and blue paper boards with white title onlay to front. This is copy no. 356. The Bible and the commentary are in fine condition contained in the original solander box which just has a tiny dent to lower edge of front side.

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