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Autobiography of a Bow Street Runner giving a first-hand account of the life of a police-detective over a century ago. Brown cloth, silver title to spine. B/w frontis. Bumping to corners. Light fading to cover edges. Page edge browning. Wrapper is grubby with small stain to front panel; some tears and chips; repairs to verso.
A Tale of Two London Waifs. Brown pictorial cloth, yellow titles. Colour frontis. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Grubby marks to covers. Inscription in ink to front endpaper, dated 1923. Foxing and margin marks throughout.
Red pictorial cloth, black titles. B/w plates. Spine is faded. A little fraying to cloth on spine. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Page edge browning. Some margin browning.
Small format. Title roughly translates to: The Good Bee. Text in German. Gorgeous colour illustrations! Wear to cover edges; chipping to spine and corners. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Foxing throughout.
Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour photos and illustrations. Text in FRENCH. ISBN: 290818222X. Bumping to top and tail of spine. Some fading to cover edges and spine.
ENGLISH CHURCH WOODWORK: A STUDY IN CRAFTSMANSHIP DURING THE MEDIAEVAL PERIOD A.D. 1250-1550
Written by F.E. Howard; F.H. Crossley.
Stock no. 2134792
Published by B.T. Batsford Ltd.. 1st 1917. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Blue boards, gilt titles; blind decoration to front cover. Numerous b/w photos throughout. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Browning to spine. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Paper tape joint repairs to list of subscribers pages to front of book.
THE OLD HALLS & MANOR HOUSES OF YORKSHIRE WITH SOME EXAMPLES OF OTHER HOUSES BUILT BEFORE THE YEAR 1700
Written by Louis Ambler.
Stock no. 2134791
Published by B.T. Batsford. 1st 1913. Very good condition.
Green cloth boards, gilt titles and vignettes. 91 b/w plates from photographs, 20 plates of measured drawings and numerous illustrations in the text. Subscribers list to front. xv and 97 pages including index. Top edge gilt. Spine is very browned with fading/dulling of gilt title. A few marks and scuffs to covers, with a little uneven fading at edges. Name in ink to front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges.
THE LAST CRUSADER: JOHN COBB'S WORLD WATER SPEED RECORD CHALLENGER
Written by Barry Stobart-Hook.
Stock no. 2134790
Published by April Cottage Publications. 1st 2008. Slightly better than very good condition.
Card wraps. B/w photos. In the later 1940s and early 50s, Britain still led the world in technical innovation. Three men were determined to recapture the World's Water Speed Record with the first purpose built jet propelled craft. This is the story of the design and construction of their incredible boat, and the trials and attempt on Loch Ness at speeds far higher than every achieved before. ISBN: 9780955914706. Includes bottom half of what appears to be a letter/receipt from the author; SIGNED by author on slip.
LUCY BROWN AND MR. GRIMES
Written by Edward Ardizzone. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Stock no. 2134789
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1937. Slightly better than very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Very large format (14 x 8.25"). Pictorial boards, green spine. Delightful colour illustrations with text in script. Printed on one side of pages only. Text later changed as this story of a little girl who was befriended by an old gentleman is now considered to be "politically incorrect". Ardizzone's second book. Page edge browning, with a few foxspots to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with some tears and chips to cover edges; small loss along top edge of rear panel.
Very large format. Colour pictorial boards. Colour lithographs throughout. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Scuff marks and browning to rear cover. Red mark to front cover. Front joint is partially cracked. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Green crayon to verso of one page (plain page). Margin marks to some pages.
Large format. Dark blue leatherette covers with gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. Colour and b/w photos throughout. ISBN: 0903264382. SIGNED by author, with dedication to a previous owner to half-title page. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges; a few small nicks. White smudge (possibly paint) marks to covers. Contents are still very good.
A beautiful book! Pictorial boards, Colour illustrations throughout. Oblong format, 7.25 x 9.5". ISBN: 0370020200. Light bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Page edge browning. Wrapper is browned, with fading to spine; creased at edges and corners; a few closed tears, but virtually no loss.