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10555. Allen, Alistair & Hoverstadt, Joan: The History of Printed Scraps.

London: New Cavendish Books 1990. 29.5 by 21 cms. 175 pp. illustrated, soft covers, apart from a small crease to the lower corner of the rear cover in very good condition. Perhaps the best book on the subject. 20.00


10533. Antiquarian Horological Society: Antiquarian Horology and the Proceedings of the Antiquarian Horological Society Number Four Volume Twelve Winter 1980.

London 1980. pp. 358-475 illustrated, paper covers, in good condition, articles include, Longcase Engraved Dials Mid Scotland, Martin Matthews Watch Case Maker, George Newton, Blacksmith turned Clockmaker of Seend Wiltshire, Sully, Verlinden and others, Clocks and Bells, Burgi and the Pendulum controlled Escarpment, and others. 5.00


16760. Army and Navy Co-Operative Society Ltd.: General Price List 1925-1926.

London: Army and Navy Co-Operative Society Ltd., 1925. Price List No. 96. lxxxvi + 1150 pp. 26 x 20.5 cm. Literally thousands of illustrations. Black-blocked red boards. Spine professionally relaid. In very good condition. A wonderful catalogue of the Army and Navy Stores, London, in the mid-1920s. A truly vanished world. Very useful in identifying contemporary items. The first catalogue seems to have been produced in 1914. These early copies are fairly scarce. A heavy book weighing some 2kg unpacked. Overseas shipping will require extra postage. 95.00


10565. Baldwin & Sons: A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. Commemorative Medals 1997.

London: A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. 1997. 29.5 by 21 cms. A selection of Historical Medals including Tickets & Passes and Prize medals. 65 pp. illustrated soft covers. In very good condition. A very useful reference source. 8.00


10566. Baldwin & Sons: A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. Commemorative Medals 1999.

London: A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. 1999. A selection of Historical Medals including Tickets & Passes, Prize Medals, a group of fine English Coins and a collection of Wax and Ceramic Portraits. 29.5 by 21 cms. no pagination, c.110 pp. illustrated soft covers. In very good condition. A very useful reference source. Good illustrations 8.00


10567. Baldwin & Sons: A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. Commemorative Medals 2000.

London: A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. 2000. 29.5 by 21 cms. A selection of Historical Medals including Tickets & Passes, Ivories and Prize medals. 65 pp. illustrated soft covers. In very good condition. A very useful reference source. 8.00


17140. Belfast Museum and Art Gallery: Exhibition of Historic Silver in Ulster. Catalogue of the Exhibits.

Belfast: Belfast Museum and Art Gallery, 1956. Publication No. 154. 36 pp. 21 x 15 cm. The catalogue of an 1956 exhibition. Ten illustrations. Printed card covers. The front cover is stained. One-page Supplement loosely inserted. A useful short survey of the subject. . 15.00


12575. Bonhams: The Channel Islands Sale including the Voisin Collection of Channel Island Silver Part One 23 September 2004.

London: Bonhams, 2004. Auction catalogue. 59 pp. 26.5 x 21 cm. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. 6.00


10588. Boussac, Pierre and Delangre, Jean-Marie: Ancient Coins Riches of Yesteryear, Treasures of Today.

Paris: Les Editions de l'Estampille 1976. 29 by 21.5 cms. 159 pp. illustrated, hardback, no dustwrapper, in good condition. From the library of Professor E.A. Newboult. 6.00


15310. Bowe, Nicola Gordon, David Caron & Michael Wynne: Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass. The Works of Harry Clarke and the Artists of An Tur Gloine, (The Tower of Glass) 1903-1963.

Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1988. 112 pp. 21.5 x 15 cm. Four coloured illustrations, twelve b&w illustrations, map, and two cover illustrations. Gold-stamped red boards, in a very good dustwrapper. In very good condition, almost as new. A very scarce title. 135.00


6437. Boydell, Mary: Irish Glass.

Dublin: Eason & Son Ltd, 1976. The Irish Heritage Series 5. 24 pp. 25 x 15.5 cm. Forty-six illustrations in colour and b&w. A useful short survey of the subject. Pictorial card wrappers. Good condition. 5.00


15023. Breguet: The Breguet Collections 2006-2007.

Paris: Breguet, 2006. 17 by 24 pp. illustrated, hardcover, with a separate printed pricelist. In very good condition. Beautiful and expensive top-of-the-range watches. 15.00


16671. Bruton, Eric: The History of Clocks and Watches.

London: Orbis Publishing Limited, 1979. 288 pp. 30 x 23 cm. A scholarly introduction to the subject. Glossary, bibliography, and index. Profusely illustrated, in colour and b&w. Gold-blocked black boards, in dw. Apart from slight sunning to the top of the boards the book itself is in good condition. The dw is chipped, with a short tear to the back carefully closed with peelable tape, and the dw has a sunned spine. Unpackaged weight 1,650g. 11.00


10817. Buckley, J. J: Some Irish Altar Plate.

Dublin: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 1943. A descriptive list of Chalices and Patens, dating from the Fourteenth to the end of the Seventeenth Century, now preserved in the National Museum and in certain Churches. 226 pp. with lxiv plates, hardback, no dustwrapper, as issued, in very good condition, an excellent copy of a now very scarce title. 225.00


10544. Christie's: Christies Monaco: Mobilier, Objets d'Art et Porcelaines Europennes, Lundi 20 Juin 1994.

Monaco: 1994. 264 pp. illustrated in colour, soft covers, in very good condition, text in French. Gorgeous furniture. 10.00


12873. Christie's, New York: Ocean Liner Furnishings and Art.

New York: Christie's, New York, 2006. 126 pp. 27 x 21 cm. Christie's, New York, Thursday 1 June 2006 Auction Catalogue of the "Ocean Terminal" sale. 344 important Lots of maritime memorabilia, each superbly photographed. Pictorial glazed card covers. In good condition. 25.00


13033. Christies: Christies London: Dundas Masterpieces.

London: Christies Thursday 3 July 1997. 67 pp. illustrated, hardback in a very good dustwrapper, in very good condition. Auction catalogue of important English furniture from Dundas House, the property of the Marquess of Zetland. Armchairs, sofas designed by Adam, made by Chippendale. A valuable reference book. 15.00


10598. Clevely, H. C: The First Edition and Book Collector.

London: The First Edition and Book Collector No. 1 July - August 1924. 28 by 22 cms. 48 pp. illustrated. Page decorations, initial letters and tail pieces by Alan Odle and from old woodcuts. In blue library boards without original wraps, ex-library, but the only other evidence is a small withdrawn, sold stamp on the title page margin. Articles include, "On Collecting First Editions, How I built myself a house by Thomas Hardy, The Condition of Books, George Moore, Extending the collecting interest, Poem Winter Nightfall, Buying first editions and picking up bargains, Cafe Royalists, Marie Romesco, The Quinn Sale, Walt Whitman, Psycho-Analysts and Others: Notes on Modern Authors." the latter article dismisses Ulysses as, "certainly not a great piece of literature, except in size. It is twice as long as a Railway Timetable and not half so interesting." Perhaps so, but who would't want a first of it today? We cannot trace furher issues. 25.00


16380. Cooper, J. & E.: 18th Century Moravian Craftsmen.

Newtownabbey: Moravian History Magazine, No. 22, 2002. Moravian History Magazine No. 22, September 2002. 33pp. 21 x 15 cm. Articles include: J.F. Hintz; Abraham & David Roentgen; Roentgen/Ruess 1998; J. Planta; J. Antes; J.G. Klemm & D. Tannenberg; and Moravian Trading Rules 1766 (selection). Six illustrations. Pictorial semi-matt card covers, in very good condition. 10.00


10586. Country Artists Limited: Country Artists for the discerning 2001 Collection Limited Edition Collectors Book.

Stratford Upon Avon: Country Artists limited 2001 No 7696 of 15,000 copies. 30.5 by 21.5 cms. 104 pp. illustrated in colour, in very good condition. We also have the 2002, 2003, editions also 8. 8.00


18110. Crudgington, I.M. and D.J. Baker: The British Shotgun Volume One 1850-70.

Southampton: Ashford, Buchan & Enright, 1990. Second edition. 256 pp. 26.5 x 20.5 cm. Profusely illustrated. Gold-blocked brown boards, in very good condition, in a v.g. dustwrapper. Signed by Crudgington on the title page. Unpackaged weight 1,050g, so overseas shipping will require extra postage. 15.00


18111. Crudgington, I.M. and D.J. Baker: The British Shotgun Volume Two 1871-1890.

Leatherhead: Ashford, Buchan & Enright, 1992. Reprint. 250 pp. 26.5 x 20.5 cm. Profusely illustrated. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked brown boards, in very good condition, in a price-clipped dustwrapper. 23.00


18525. Drinkwater, Peter Innocentius: The Art of Sundial Construction With an Appendix on Declining / Reclining and Declining / Inclining Dials.

Shipston on Stour: P. Drinkwater, 1987. Second edition. x + 74 + 6 pp. 22 x 20.5 cm. 33 illustrations Printed matt card covers. Bibliography. Index. In very good condition. All you need to know! 10.00


9469. Francis, Peter: A Pottery by the Lagan Irish Creamware from the Downshire Pottery Belfast 1787-c.1806.

Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies in association with the Ulster Museum, 2001. 83 pp. 26.5 x 21 cm. 23 coloured plates, and 23 figures. Map. Plans. Pictorial glazed card covers, in very good condition. The result of excavations on the site of one of the largest potteries built in Ireland. The Downshire pottery was set up to compete with Wedgewood, producing creamwares. Their pieces were unmarked but now pieces are being identified and the range of material continues to grow. Two of the pottery buildings survive in use which is also exciting. 18.00


13077. Galeries Lafayette: Galeries Lafayette Special Sale List.

London: Galeries Lafayette n.d. c.1920. Galeries Lafayette London branch, the only one in the U.K. A sales catalogue from the early 1920's (?). Folding 8pp, printed in sepia and cream. Haberdashery, bags, feathers, lace, veilings, ribbons, lingerie, household linen, stockings, gloves. There is alas a 15 by 1 cm long silver paint mark on the page illustrating lace which partly disfigures a few images, otherwise in good condition. A nice survival despite this. 15.00


6007. Gallagher, Fiona, editor: Christie's Art Deco.

London: Pavilion Books 2000. 26 by 26.5 cms. 192 pp illustrated, very good in dustwrapper. In association with Christies the vibrant world of Art Deco is revealed in superb colour. Architectural detailing, furniture, glass, ceramics, silver, metalwork, jewellery, sculpture, graphics and posters. Illustrations from Christie's archives. 20.00


10558. Gamage's: Mr. Gamage's Great Toy Bazaar 1902-1906.

London: Denys Ingram Publishers 1982. 28.5 by 23 cms. 160 pp. illustrated, introduction by Charlotte Parry-Crooke, hardback, very good in a v.g. dustwrapper. This is a selection from two rare and early Gamage's catalogues from 1902 and 1906. The Golden Age of Toys. 25.00


7339. Ginsburg, Madeleine: Paris Fashions The Art Deco Style of the 1920's.

London: Bracken Books 1989. 34 by 23.5 cms. 189pp. illustrated, very good in dustwrapper. The illustrations are from theFrench magazine Art-gout Beaute from 1920-1933. They are very chic. The author was Curator of Textiles, Furnishing and Dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. A heavy book, extra postage inevitable. 25.00


12940. Hall, Major H. Byng: The Adventures of a Bric a Brac Hunter.

London: Tinsley Brothers 1868. vi+190 pp. In half leather and cloth boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, small gilt motifs in panels and original spine labels. A nice bright copy of a fairly scarce title. It describes his travels, as a Military Attache, around Europe in search of porcelain and other ceramics. It is really rather charming. 110.00


17755. Hayward, Helena: Thomas Johnson and English Rococo.

London: Alec Tiranti, 1964. viii + 45 pp. + 191 plates. 28.5 x 22 cm. Concordance. Index. Gold-blocked red boards, in very good condition, in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. Contains all Johnson's surviving furniture designs. 95.00


8673. Huguenin, Pierre: The Inside Story of the Swiss Watch.

La Chaux-de-Fonds: Swiss Watch Chamber of Commerce July 31st 1949. 23 by 17 cms. 31 pp. illustrated, card covers with cellophane wraps, in very good condition, apart from a small loss to the rear dustwrapper. 8.00


12206. Jackson, Robert Wyse: Irish Silver.

Cork and Dublin: Mercier Press 1972. 85 pp. illustrated, hardback, in a slightly worn, rubbed dustwrapper. Feep removed and a library withdrawn stamp on the half title, and another stamp on the acknowledgements page. Otherwise internally very fresh, a good copy overall. We don't usually offer ex-lib. stock but this classic work is increasingly uncommon. 48.00


10578. Kingsley, Rebecca: Dolls Houses.

London: Grange Books 1999. 21 by21 cms. 64 pp. illustrated, hardback, dustwrapper, in very good condition. A concise introduction to collecting Doll's Houses, and where to see, identify, buy and care for Doll's Houses, well illustrated. 8.00


16718. Leach, Bernard: A Potter's Book.

London: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1960. Reprint of second edition. xxvii + 294 pp. 22 x 14 cm. A scholarly reflection on pottery. Introduction 'Leach in Japan' by Soyetsu, and Preface by Michael Cardew. Four colour plates, 77 b&w plates, and 82 line-drawing in text. Glossary, and index. Red-blocked linen-covered boards. No dw. Neat signature on ffep, and foxing to eps, o/w the book is in good condition. 24.00


14853. Library of Congress: The Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection.

Washington: Library of Congress, 1977. A Catalogue of the Gifts of Lessing J. Rosenwald to the Library of Congress 1943 to 1975. 29.5 by 24 cms. xxi+517 pp. Twelve superbly-printed coloured illustrations, tipped in. Hardback, in cream linen cloth with an elaborate embossed capital R in a panel on the front board, with matching spine labels. In very good condition. This is a large and heavy book which will require extra postage. 20.00


10590. Mallett: Mallett A Gold Service.

London: Mallett & Son (Antiques) Ltd n.d. c. 1995. 28 pp. illustrated in colour, a.e.g. hardback. A catalogue of a 110 piece service in 18 carat gold which was then being offered for sale. 25.00


10596. Midland Bank & Spink & Son: The Development of English Coinage Elizabeth I - Elizabeth II.

London: Midland Bank & Spink & Son August 1963. 17.5 by 20 cms. 32 pp. illustrated, card covers, covers a little dusty, one small mark where a price label has been removed, otherwise in good condition. 6.00


10571. Pollen, John Hungerford: Gold and Silver Smith's Work.

London: Chapman and Hall 1879. viii+160 pp. with numerous woodcuts, hardback, in very good condition. A South Kensington Museum Art Handbook. 16.00


10601. Poole, Denise: Fine Old English Silver .

South Thoresby in Lincolnshire, n.d. c. 1970(?). A collection of 7 illustrated catalogues of silver for sale by this dealer. All but 2 are with covers showing an illustration of Lincoln Cathedral. Rusty staples otherwise good. As a lot. 10.00


15721. Rawlings, G.B.: Ancient Medieval Modern Coins and how to know them.

Chicago: Ammon Press, 1966. xix+360 pp. 21.5 x 15 cm. Thirty-five Plates illustrating 294 coins. Gold-blocked maroon boards, in a price-clipped, worn dustwrapper. Internally a good clean tight copy. 12.00


18114. Rywell, Martin: The Powder Flask The complete guide for the collector of the principal accessory to the firearm.

Tennessee: Pioneer Press, 1967. 81 pp, 23 x 15 cm. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial matt card covers. In very good condition. 33.00


17107. Sandon, Henry: Royal Worcester Porcelain from 1862 to the Present Day.

London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1975. Second edition. xxix+265 pp. 25.5 x 18 cm. 220 illustrations. Gold-blocked blue boards, in very good condition, in a slightly worn, price-clipped, dustwrapper. A classic study. 15.00


10576. Schlosser, Ignaz: Le Verre Ancien.

Paris: Presses Universitaires de France 1957. 46 pp. illustrated, hardback, the book is in very good condition but the dustwrapper has some wear to the upper part of the spine. 9.00


12349. Semple, Miss: The Costume of The Netherlands Displayed in Thirty Coloured Engravings after Drawings from Nature by Mrs Semple with descriptions in English and French.

London: Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1817. 30 pp. + 24 acquatint hand-coloured prints of Dutch costume, out of 30 called for. 37 x 26.5 cm. The date of publication on most of the drawings is January 1st 1817: on the titlepage, and on drawings 4 and 7, March 1st 1817. The engraved titlepage incorporates a coloured vignette of five figures in a coastal scene, including a fisherman with his nets, a gentleman conversing with a lady, and a square-rigged boat. The engraver is W Bartlett. A page then notes "The following Drawings, being correct representations of the Costumes of the Netherlands, (each subject having been sketched from Nature) may be found interesting at this time when British valour has made that part of the continent familiar to the Public." Miss Semple seems to have known the country and its inhabitants, and seems to have had little trouble in getting them to pose for her. Her brief descriptions of the illustrations are a joy, full of wit and acute observation and understanding, and are given in English and French. In a contemporary dark-green leather binding with six panelled spine with raised bands, and very extensive gilt decorative detailing to boards and spine. Internally dusty, with some spotting and light fingering to foreedge of plates. Henry Manley's copy, with the name written neatly on the titlepage, and the date 1824. The six plates that have been removed are numbers 12, 14, 16, 17, 25, and 28. 750.00


4167. Shaw, Henry: Specimens of Ancient Furniture, drawn from existing authorities.

London, William Pickering 1836. 4to. pp.57 + 68 engraved plates, original mid-green boards restored, plate edges dusty and some spotting, otherwise good. The items illustrated are medieval and Tudor. This was the first book to treat old furniture and other objects as antiques and stimulated the Tudor Revival in design. 225.00


4784. Spence, Hilda and Kevin: A Guide to Early Canadian Glass.

Longmans Canada Ltd. 1966. 112pp, illustrated in black and white as well as colour. Very good in a slightly worn d.w.The value of the book is that it is a visual guide for collectors. 18.00


11823. Stanton, Victoria and Cooper-Willis, Eaun: The Story of Portmeirion Potteries 1960-1995 SA Collector's Guide.

Stoke on Trent: Portmeirion Potteries 1995. 21 by 9 cms. 60 pp. illustrated, laminated hard covers, in very good condition. Useful for the collector of this pottery founded in 1960 by Susan William-Ellis and her husband. Classic 1960's ceramics 10.00


5033. Strange, T.A.: English Furniture, Decoration, Woodwork & Allied Arts, during the last half of the Seventeenth Century, the whole of the 18th Century, and the earlier part of the Nineteenth.

no publisher, no date. 28 by 22 cm. 368 pp. illustrated, original boards, with new spine and endpapers, a good tight copy of a major, superbly illustrated, reference book. 55.00


17145. Taggart, Rose E.: The Frank and Harriet Burnap Collection of English Pottery in the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery.

Kansas City: Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum, 1967. Revised and enlarged edition. 219 (4) pp. 28 x 22 cm. Profusely illustated in colour and monochrome. Printed white on blue card covers, in a good but slightly edge-rubbed pictorial dustwrapper. A very useful study collection, making a good reference book. 15.00


10570. Tait, Hugh: Clocks in the British Museum.

London: Published by the Trustees of the British Museum. 55 pp. +58 plates. card covers, in good condition. Weight driven Frame Clocks, Spring driven Frame Clocks, Spring driven Plated Clocks and Clocks with Pendulums. 8.00


8037. Truin, Ronald: Collecting Meccano Dinky Toys A New and Fascinating Hobby A Meccano Magazine Digest of Dinky Toys modelled miniatures & railway accessories 1928-1940.

London: Cranburn Press n.d. c.1970's. 28 by 22 cms. n.p. c.28 pp. illustrated, card covers, near fine condition. 15.00


10532. Veteran Machines: Veteran Machines No 1 Nov.-Dec. 1974 No.2. Spring 1975.

Maidstone. Grade Magazines 1974-75. 2 issues of this magazine, 16 pp. and 16 pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. Articles on Talking Machines, Sewing Machines, an organ, a Victorian factory Bradbury's of Oldham. 10.00


16219. Wallis, George: The Exhibition of Art-Industry in Paris 1855.

London: Virtue & Co., 1855. 46+xx pp. 33 x 23.5 cm. This is an article from The Art Journal which has been bound with paper covers as a stand-alone item. The first section is a profusely illustrated section of objects in the exhibition, whilst the second half is an article about the exhibition and its displays written by George Wallis. The Exposition Universalle was held in the Champs Elysees 15 May-15 Nov. 1855. It was an attempt to rival the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, and attracted over five million visitors. 15.00


17316. Wallwitz, Angela Grafin von: Celebrating Kaendler 1706-1775 Meissen Porcelain Sculpture.

Munchen: Angela Grafin Von Wallwitz, 2006. 216 pp. 28.5 x 22 cm. A profusely-illustrated catalogue. Green- and white-printed black boards, no dw, as issued. Some minor wear to boards, otherwise in very good condition. The text is in parallel German and English. 50.00


10160. Westropp, Dudley: Irish Glass An Account of Glass-Making in Ireland from the XVIth Century to the Present Day.

London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1920. 206 pp. 28 x 22 cm. "Illustrated with reproductions of 188 typical pieces of Irish glass and 220 patterns and designs." An indispensable reference work for anyone interested in Irish glass, or, indeed, early glass in general. A very handsome book in gold-blocked red boards. 50.00


2045. Wetton, J.L: Seventeenth Century Tradesmans' Tokens.

Minerva Numismatic Handbooks no.Five 1969. 70pp. illustrated, paper covers v.g. 8.00


15914. Young, Derek: Coin Catalogue of Ireland 1928-1967.

Dublin: Stagecast Publications, 1968. Coin Record Series 1. Second edition. 44 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Illustrated. Covers dusty, otherwise good. Scarce. 20.00

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