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Cest Daucasi and De Nicolete
1 Cest Daucasi and De Nicolete
Oxford Uk Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1906 First Limited/ Numbered Edition Half Vellum Boards Good Plus No Jacket Hardcover 9 x 7Inches 
This book contains this manuscript reproduced in photo facsimile and type-transliteration the unique manuscipt in the Bibliotheque Nationale at Paris. 75 pages plus two pages of subscribers names. Limited to 165 copies this is presentation copy number 3. Pages are clean with some foxing to edges of a few pages, endpapers are browned. Neat ink details of previous owner on front endpaper John Gardner famous British Composer. Outer boards are attractive half vellum a little discoloured with blue cloth covered boards and gold lettering. A nice attractive copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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2 Heroes Who Have Won Their Crown : David Livingstone and John Williams
London S W Partridge & Co Ltd Pictorial Cloth Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 19.5 x 14 Cms 
Book from early 1900s descibing the lives and achievments of David Livingstone and John Williams 160pp plus 32 pages of S W Partridge 's book catalogues. Two colour plates and many other B/w drawings, a very attractive book in red cloth with gold, cream, green and black illustration, spine slightly faded. No date to book but neat inscription of previous owner dated 1912. Outer edges of pges browned due to quality of paper used but overall a pleasing copy. DETAILED PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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The House of Lords: A Thousand Years of British Tradition
3 The House of Lords: A Thousand Years of British Tradition
London Smith's Peerage Ltd 1994 0952422905 / 9780952422907 First Limited/ Numbered Edition Gold Decorated Buckram Near Fine No Jacket Hardcover 10 x 6 Inches 
Very informative book on the history of the House of Lords, 223 pages in very bright clean condition, all edges gold. Several colour illustrations, all present as listed plus very informative text, NO dustwrapper, outer boards are gold embossed faux grained leather, very attractive. Limited edition of 500 numbe not given. A very nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Letters to My Father : 1660-1663, Abney, Edward; Randall, Edward; Melinsky, Clare SIGNED
4 Abney, Edward; Randall, Edward; Melinsky, Clare SIGNED Letters to My Father : 1660-1663
Sevenoaks UK Simon Randall 2005 0955070902 / 9780955070907 First Limited Edition Signed Half-Leather Cloth Boards Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 10 x 7 Inches Clare Melinsky Signed by Artist
Series of letters written in the English Civil war and reproduced here on quality Magnani mould-made paper and bound in half leather, black cloth and gold lettering B/w illustrations by Clare melinsky. This is a limited edition of 300 with numbers 1to 50 specially bound by the Fine Bindery and signed by the artist, this copy is not numbered. 63 pages the book is near fine, a beautiful looking book with maroon leather spine and corners plus jet black cloth covered boards and gold lettering. Book comes in black cloth covered slipcase, this is also in very good condition just a few very light dusty marks, a splendid copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 90.00 GBP
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XXXII Ballades in Blue China, Andrew Lang
5 Andrew Lang XXXII Ballades in Blue China
London C Kegan Paul and Co 1881 First Half-Leather Cloth Boards Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 16 x 10 Cms 
Very attractive book bound in dark blue, gold embosed, half leather. 112 pages in very bright clean condition with marble endpapers. Neat former owner's name on blank page after the front endpaper, on next blank page someone has neatly tipped in a picture of Andrew Lang, top edges of pages are gilt edged. A really nice copy of a collectable book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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The Life of Charlotte Bronte, E C Gaskell
6 E C Gaskell The Life of Charlotte Bronte
London Smith Elder and Co 1858 Reprint Gold Decorated Boards Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 7 x 5 Inches 
Very attractive gold decorated full leather binding, very informative book on the life of Charlotte Bronte, fourth edition. 486 pages plus 6 pages of adverts in bright clean condition just some light foxing to first and last couple of pages, all outer edges of pages are gold. NO dustwrapper, outer boards are gold decorated full leather binding a little rubbed on edges. A very nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 
Price: 58.00 GBP
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The Monarchy: Fifteen Hundred Years of British Tradition, Edited By Robert Smith and John S Moore
7 Edited By Robert Smith and John S Moore The Monarchy: Fifteen Hundred Years of British Tradition
London Smith's Peerage Ltd 1998 0952422956 / 9780952422952 First Limited/ Numbered Edition Gold Decorated Buckram Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 10 x 6 Inches 
Very informative book on the history of the British Monarchy 379 pages in very bright clean condition, all edges gold. Several colour illustrations, all present as listed plus very informative text, NO dustwrapper, outer boards are gold embossed faux grained leather, very attractive, small mark to top right front board. Limited edition of 500 number not given. A very nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Le Superbe Orenoque, Jules Verne
8 Jules Verne Le Superbe Orenoque
Paris J Hetzel 1898 Decorative Boards Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 11 x 7 Inches George Roux 
Beautifully bound book by Jules Verne in original FRENCH TEXT. 411 pages plus 8 pages of adverts and catalogue of publications for period dated 1898-1899. Pages are slightly browned on edges, outer edges are gold on on all sides. Many B/w illustrations, some full page with single background colour, outer boards are very ornate with gold, blue and black decoration, lightly rubbed on edges and very slight fade to spine. HEAVY BOOK 2 Kg with packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. A really bright attractive copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 270.00 GBP
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Fragments Des Oeuvres d'Alexandre Dumas, Mary Russell Mitford
9 Mary Russell Mitford Fragments Des Oeuvres d'Alexandre Dumas
London Pierre Rolandi 1846 First Edition Gold Embossed Full Leather Good Plus No Jacket Hardcover 7 x 4 Inches 
A selection of writings by Alexandre Dumas presented for use by the younger reader TEXT IN FRENCH. 483 pages with some coloured illustrations. There is a light brown outline water stain throughout the book on the left side of the pages, this is larger on some pages than on others, not greatly detracting. All edges of the pages are gold, neat former owners name on first blank page, endpapers are a little dusty. Outer full leather boards are gold tooled and very attractive a little worn on edges and a few marks but gold is bright. For all its faults still an atractive copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Essais De Michel De Montaigne, Michel De Montaigne
10 Michel De Montaigne Essais De Michel De Montaigne
Paris Librairie De L Hachette 1860 Half Leather/ Boards Good Plus No Jacket Hardcover 7 x 4 Inches 
Book with FRENCH TEXT Essays of Montaigne with a letter A M Villemain in praise of Montaigne, 718 pages in bright clean condition just some browning to outer edges of pages and some light foxing to endpapers and first and last couple of pages and occasional pages inside, bookplate of Henry George Edwards pasted on inside front board. Outer boards are half leather, corners and spine with marbled paper covered boards, lightly rubbed and worn to edges, a nice sound binding and nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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Adventures in Australia the Wanderings of Captain Spencer in the Bush and the Wilds, Mrs R LEE
11 Mrs R LEE Adventures in Australia the Wanderings of Captain Spencer in the Bush and the Wilds
London Griffith Farran Okeden and Welsh Reprint Illustrated Boards Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 7 x 5 Inches J S Prout 
Detailed book on the travels and adventures of Captain Spencer, 336 pages in overall clean condition just a few occasional very light marks and light browning to endpapers. Many B/w illustrations, all present as listed, plus very informative text, not dated but school prize label on front endpaper is dated 1903. Outer illustrated boards are lightly rubbed on edges, a very nice attractive copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Poems By Thomas Gray, Thomas Gray
12 Thomas Gray Poems By Thomas Gray
Eton UK Eton College 1920 First Edition Decorative Vellum Very Good No Jacket Hardcover Signed by Masters Eton College
Poems of Thomas Gray privately published for Eton college 1920 though someone has put vii in ink after the Roman numerals on presentation page so this may have been given to someone in 1927. Signed by two masters of Eton College in the presentation box on the presentation details page printed by C T Jacobi in the Riccardi Press fount of the Medici society ltd.Contains 89 pages plus some blank pages at end. Pages are in clean condition, outer full vellum boards slightly discoloured from age and slightly bowed but still sound and attractive binding with gold embossed shield of Eton on front. A nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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