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OLD ENGLAND A PICTORIAL MUSEUM OF REGAL, ECCLESIASTICAL, BARONIAL, MUNICIPAL AND POPULAR ANTIQUITIES , FACSIMILE , 2 VOLUME-in-ONE Complete Set, --------
1 -------- OLD ENGLAND A PICTORIAL MUSEUM OF REGAL, ECCLESIASTICAL, BARONIAL, MUNICIPAL AND POPULAR ANTIQUITIES , FACSIMILE , 2 VOLUME-in-ONE Complete Set
New York ARNO Press 1978 0405091435 / 9780405091438 1st Edition Thus Hard Back VG+ Fine Book 
1st ed.thus -both Vols -in-one Book. 335x245mm approx. Green imitation leather boards with gilt lettering to spine.392+386pp. Vols I & II bound in one volume. Facsimile of the original edition first published in 1845 save that the illuminated engravings are here reproduced in black and white. Old England as seen in hundreds of engravings, available for the first time since its initial publication in 1845. The encyclopedic text of this monumental work provides a fact-filled panorama of delight to the casual reader and in -depth information for both historian and artist. VG+/F (book no incsp. . tight binding, small thumb-size area of white paint mixed into the green cover on the spine beneath bold bright gilt title [40x10mm]. free of bumps and clean throughout] Dust Jacket not price clipped ,Clean bright and free of any defects..now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. NB.oversea orders only will incur extra postage as unfortunately heavy vol. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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OUR WORK , Christmas 1892, --------
2 -------- OUR WORK , Christmas 1892
London The CHURCH EXTENSION ASSOCIATION 1892 Paper Back Good Book 240 x 180mm Approx 
Paper Back, Illustrated card wraps. vii + 84pp. 10 b/w photos. Christmas Issue of a publication of The Church Extension Association a Christian charitable organisation founded to help the poor and which in addition to supporting work houses and food missions for the poor in London also operated two orphanages/ convalescent homes in St Annes Lancs and Broadstairs in Kent where by public support looked after between 600 and 700 orphans. The annual contains articles about the organisation as well as stories promoting christian values etc. Another interesting feature are the many contemporary adverts from commercial sponsors. Good - prize insc for reciting a chapter of the bible Christmas 1892 to obverse of frontis. Rubbing /damage to paper covered spine near tail but surprisingly sound and complete for age. See our image of the actual item offered for sale. 
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Inns of Kent, ---------
3 --------- Inns of Kent
LONDON WHITBREAD & CO 1948 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 
Illustrated paper covered boards repeating the design of the dust Jacket. 245x160mm approx. 66pp. 7 colour plates and 37 illustrations and 7 sketch maps in b/w. Published by Whitbread's Brewery in a series of books on Beer Brewing and Imbibing and called "The Whitbread Library" the first two published simultaneously were this book and "Whitbread's Breweryl". Together they form an interesting and informative history of the famous brewery it's inns in London and the South East mainly in Kent where it had it's centre of Hop growing and on the social history of drinking.Inns of Kent is Vol 6 in the series. Copies either presentation or complimentary have the name of the recipient on a bookplate pasted to the front paste down and bear the "Whitbread 1742 " Logo. Good/Good (Book- Shelf wear- colour loss to extremities of boards. Offset browning to ffep.Whitbread 1742 plate to front paste down with neat ink name and compliments slip loosely laid in. Dust Jacket- Edge rubbing and chips but no notable soiling and now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. We are pleased to be able to offer the option of card payment at our website where additional images of the item may also be available. 
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WHITBREAD'S BREWERY, ---------
4 --------- WHITBREAD'S BREWERY
LONDON WHITBREAD & CO 1947 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 
Illustrated paper covered boards repeating the design of the dust Jacket. 245x160mm approx. 54pp. 7 colour plates and 24 illustrations in b/w. Published by Whitbread's Brewery in a series of books on Beer Brewing and Imbibing and called "The Whitbread Library" the first two published simultaneously were this book and "Your Local". Together they form an interesting and informative history of the famous brewery it's tied inns mainly in Kent where it had it's centre of Hop growing and on the social history of drinking. Copies either presentation or complimentary have the name of the recipient on a bookplate pasted to the front paste down and bear the "Whitbread 1742 " Logo. Good/Good (Book- Shelf wear- colour loss to extremities of boards. Offset browning to end papers. Whitbread 1742 plate to front paste down with neat ink name. Our copy of "Your Local" SKU 118944 has the same name. Dust Jacket- Edge rubbing and chips but no notable soiling and now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. We are pleased to be able to offer the option of card payment at our website where additional images of the item may also be available. 
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Your Local, ---------
5 --------- Your Local
LONDON WHITBREAD & CO 1947 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 245x160mm Approx. 
Illustrated paper covered boards repeating the design of the dust Jacket. 245x160mm approx. 50pp. 7 colour plates and 26 illustrations in b/w. Published by Whitbread's Brewery in a series of books on Beer Brewing and Imbibing and called "The Whitbread Library" the first two published simultaneously were this book and "Whitbread's Breweryl". Together they form an interesting and informative history of the famous brewery it's inns in London and the South East mainly in Kent where it had it's centre of Hop growing and on the social history of drinking. Good/Good (Book- discolouration to covers due to reaction with straw boards. negligible colour rubbing to extremities.Internal pages Fine. Dust Jacket- a little edge rubbing and chips but no notable soiling and now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. We are pleased to be able to offer the option of card payment at our website where additional images of the item may also be available. 
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6 --------- --------- AUTHORISED GUIDE TO THE TOWER OF LONDON Revised 1937
London HMSO 1937 1st Edition Thus Paper Back Good Book 185x120mm Approx 
Small Slim Stapled paper Back , Good , 1st edition thus - Revised edition 1937. "Crown Copyright Reserved." illustrated 5 b/w full-page plates . 32pp.price 2d . Fold-out Map Layout-Plan of the Tower [ known yesteryear as the Bloody Tower ] publishers adverts to rear & feps.[ Guide booklet - rusted staples but sound binding , no inscsp , minor edgwear & handling 
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ARCHITECTURAL BRASSFOUNDRY (TRADE CATALOGUE), --------------
7 -------------- ARCHITECTURAL BRASSFOUNDRY (TRADE CATALOGUE)
LONDON TAYLOR PEARSE & CO 1958 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Large slim H/b.Maroon paper covered cloth effect boards with black titles to spine and front board. 290x225mm approx. 62pp. Trade catalogue of door and window fittings in non-ferrus alloys, brass, bronze, nickel bronze, zinc-base, aluminium alloys and the combination of wood and metal supplied by Taylor, Pearse & co 345 Gray's Inn Road London WC1. Undated - printer's code and style of fittings indicate 1958. An interesting item of style and architectural building ephemera. VG (Book- A little light shelf rubbing and general soiling to boards. No previous owner name and no anotations).Please see our images of the actual item offered for sale. 
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THE TAROT Sacred Symbols, -----------.............
8 -----------............. THE TAROT Sacred Symbols
LONDON Thames & Hudson 1995 0500060193 / 9780500060193 1st Edition Hard Back VG+ VG+ Book 130x120mm Approx 
Hard Back smaller format , Dust Jacket , VG+/VG+ , 1st edition , colour illustrated , Unpaginated , The Tarot fisrt appeared in the 15th century , mysterious and strange , often seen today as a means of diviantion , presented here with lucid commentaries accompanied by colour illustrations from some of the most beautiful packs designed [ no notable defects to D/j or book , D/j not price clipped , no inscsp 
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SUSSEX YESTERDAYS  NO 2   History and Heritage of the County, --------..........---------
9 --------..........--------- SUSSEX YESTERDAYS NO 2 History and Heritage of the County
Maidstone South Eastern Magazines Ltd 1980 0001446878 / 9780001446878 Soft cover VG Book 210x145mm Approx 
Small slim stapled P/b.1st ed.Internal Fine throughout.covers fading.No 2 in series. 56pps , Sussex yesterdays of country ways and Uppark mystery , Henry James and Lamb House Rye , Chichester Needles , making Hove's lagoon , coaching artist , birthplace British motor racing etc [ booklet - internally Fine , no inscsp , tight binding = Externally - pale fade edgwear areas vg - shows woodmen of yore [ Miscellany ] 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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RABELAIS AND HIS FRIENDS  Embellished with Several Portrait Plates MINIATURE MEMOIRS, ..---..
10 ..---.. RABELAIS AND HIS FRIENDS Embellished with Several Portrait Plates MINIATURE MEMOIRS
LONDON " SISLEY'S Ltd Makers of Beautiful books" Hard Back Good + Book 130x76mm Approx 
SCARCE Title-Small slim Hard Back Good+, Undated- c.early 1900? - 65 pp card covers white mottled with time+olive green 1/4 binding, title to front and spine ,Embellished with several portrait plates [ Francis Rabelais /Francis 1 after Titian /Cardinal du Bellay / Ettiene Pasquier / Pope Paul 111] publisher's "Sisley's Makers of Beatiful Books" / a Miniature Memoir.[no insscsp] PLs see our image 
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IN THE COMPANY OF SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY , REPRINTED FROM THE SPECTATOR 1711 , FLEUR DE LYS BOOKLETT NO 2, ....-----------------.
11 ....-----------------. IN THE COMPANY OF SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY , REPRINTED FROM THE SPECTATOR 1711 , FLEUR DE LYS BOOKLETT NO 2
LONDON O ANACKER Soft Back VG VG Book 190x110mm Approx HARDY , FRANK C Inscribed and Signed By Illustrator
A SIGNED COPY and inscribed by the illustratorLilac stiif paper french fold Dust Jacket with laid on colour illustration over card covers. 52pp , illustrated , Fleur-de-Lys Booklet No.2 . reprint of short essays on 18th century London High Society Life previously published in The Spectator 1711 with charming illustrations by Frank C. Hardy in the same style as E.H.Sheppard. VG/VG (book- Some sporadic foxing mainly to endpapers. Warm inscription by the illustrator and signed FC Hardy and dated Christmas 1923 to ffep. D/J- Fadeing extremities and with a little rubbing to spine with minimal loss at tail) , 1mm , paperback 
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THE HAND-BOOK OF THE LAUNDRY, A LADY
12 A LADY THE HAND-BOOK OF THE LAUNDRY
LONDON W.S.ORR 1839 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Black cloth limp boards with gilt blocked title and price to front panel. 140 x 90 mm approx. Publisher's yellow end papers, viii + 140pp + 4pp of publisher's adverts. A few unspecified line illustrations. Detailed instruction and advice on soaking, cleaning, stain removal, drying, ironing, folding and storage of diverse fabrics and clothing items from Silk to Calicoes and Kid Gloves to Dusters. NB "Attention must be paid to the soaping of lace...which requires to be delicately and carefully handled.. and should never therefore be intrusted to those great, robust country girls, who would drive a thumb or finger, without perceiving it, through the firmest web lace. The purifying of these articles from dirt, belongs to the department of the art of washing, and is the work of those skilful dames, who by long labour and experience, have risen to eminent rank among washer-women' One of a series of "Hand-Books" published by Wm.S. Orr this particular title seems to now be quite uncommon.We can find no copies at the time of listing, either offered for sale on the internet or held by libraries per Copac.Offer price reflects this as it is consequently one for purchase by an enterprising business for subsequent offering as a print on demand or e book. VG (Book- moderate rubbing to cloth and a little shelf soiling, no previous owner name or insc. liquid stain to bottom margins of front end papers. A couple of signatures strained where glue has failed but sewing holding and book block quite sound in it's binding with no cracks to end papers. No other notable defects). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
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THAMES  Sacred River, ACKROYD , PETER
13 ACKROYD , PETER THAMES Sacred River
LONDON CHATTO & WINDUS 2007 0701172843 / 9780701172848 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 240x160mm Approx 
H/b larger format chunky Epic , Dust Jacket , FINE/FINE book as new , 1st edition , profusely illustrated , no inscsp , not price clipped 25 ., 490pps , illustrated , Peter Ackroyd author of historic fiction / poetry / criticism / biographies - TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore etc , illus colour & mono plates - listed , 45 chpts in 15 sections , Maps , index , biblio;, ackns;,an alternative topography from source to sea [ col illus d/j covers col + photo illustrated boards , [ History / Social history of the River Thames ] 
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ALBION  the Origins of an English Imagination, ACKROYD , Peter , Award Winning Author
14 ACKROYD , Peter , Award Winning Author ALBION the Origins of an English Imagination
London CHATTO and WINDUS 2002 1856197212 / 9781856197212 1st Edition Hard Back Fine Fine Book 240x160mm Approx Signed by Author(s)
SIGNED.Larger H/b+D/j.both FINE, book as new. Epic. 516pps.Colour & b/w illustrated.Peter Ackroyd Award Winning [ many awards] author of historic fiction, poetry, criticism, biographies. - TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore, London a biography , Thames etc] 4pages Lists illustrations.53 chpts , chronology , biblio; ackns;, History/Social history. [ maroon cloth Gilt titles No inscsp Fine - Loosely laid-in Posted Envelope addressed by Peter Ackroyd containing a Petr Ackroyd Card Signed in name only & in protective plastic cover.] Dust Jacket not price clipped, Fine. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover. Unfortunate heavy tomb will incur extra postage for outside UK.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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ALBION  the Origins of an English Imagination, ACKROYD , Peter , Award Winning Author
15 ACKROYD , Peter , Award Winning Author ALBION the Origins of an English Imagination
LONDON CHATTO & WINDUS 2002 1856197212 / 9781856197212 1st Edition Hardcover Fine VG+ Book 240x160mm Approx 
Thick FINE H/b in VG+D/j.Discovering the roots of the English Cultural Society.Colour & b/w illustrated.Peter Ackroyd Award Winning [ many awards] author of historic fiction, poetry, criticism, biographies. - TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore, London a Biography , Thames etc ] 4 pages List illus.53 chpts.516pp.Chronology , Biblio; [ maroon cloth gilt titles, Gilt titles,No inscsp. book Fine as new] Dust Jacket not price clipped .light wrinkling top/tail spine. no other defect.NB Unfortunate heavy book will incur extra postage Oversea orders..Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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LONDON  The Biography, ACKROYD , PETER , Award Winning Author
16 ACKROYD , PETER , Award Winning Author LONDON The Biography
LONDON VINTAGE 2001 0099422581 / 9780099422587 1st Edition Thus Paper Back VG+ Book 235x155mm Approx 
Larger format chunky Epic P/b VG+. 822pp.no inscsp, pages clean throughout.not clipped..Peter Ackroyd author of historic fiction / poetry / criticism / biographies - TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore etc.Profusely illustrated 36 b/w plates+32 in colour & line illust throughout text.79 chpts , chronology , Maps , ackns;,Essay on sources [ History / Social history ] tight binding, clean copy, no inscsp. several light crease lines to spine. 1st ed thus- Vintage p/b 2001. PLS see our image 
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ROMAN ANTIQUITIES: OR AN ACCOUNT OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE ROMANS; DESIGNED TO ILLUSTRATE THE LATIN CLASSICS, BY EXPLAINING WORDS AND PHRASES, FROM THE RITES AND CUSTOMS TO WHICH THEY REFER., ADAM, ALEXANDER
17 ADAM, ALEXANDER ROMAN ANTIQUITIES: OR AN ACCOUNT OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE ROMANS; DESIGNED TO ILLUSTRATE THE LATIN CLASSICS, BY EXPLAINING WORDS AND PHRASES, FROM THE RITES AND CUSTOMS TO WHICH THEY REFER.
London THOMAS TEGG & SON 1834 Hard Back Good Book 175x110mm Approx 
Original green cloth boards with laid on paper title block to spine. 528pp. Approx 100 Engravings on wood and steel, and numerous notes and improved indices by James Boyd.to illustrate the Latin Classics - words. phrases, rites & customs .Good. Names of previous owners in ink to front paste down and to title page. End papers and binding sound. Corners rounded with shelf wear to boards but no fraying of cloth. The title block is brittle - chipped and browned being consequently virtually illegible. PLS See our image. 
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THE COMPLETE SERVANT, ADAMS , SAMUAL , ADAMS , SARAH
18 ADAMS , SAMUAL , ADAMS , SARAH THE COMPLETE SERVANT
LEWES Southover Press 1989 1870962036 / 9781870962032 1st Edition Hard Back Near Fine Very Good Book 250x190mm Approx. 
Near FINE H/b in VG D/J.Authors S & S Adams were themselves 50 yrs in service.Iintroduction by P Horn - an Authority on servant life of the period [ late Georgian era ] places the work in the context of the time.... they wrote their book as advice .. as there was no tradition of apprenticeship.[18th / 19th c.] Ackns; Sources , Editor's note , Intro, Original Preface 1825 , 34 chpts covering all employed , index [ grooms, nurse , housemaid , cook , coachman valet , butler etc - over 30 catagories - sirprisingly more than 1/2 of the job descriptions are for men . [ blue cloth gilt titles, end blank page small thumb loss, "wanted Advertisements illus. end papers, clean throughout, tight binding, No inscsp.] Dust Jacket price clipped, Faded spine.no loss.no creases. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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THE CHARM OF OLD SURREY Revised Edition, ALDERMAN , H M
19 ALDERMAN , H M THE CHARM OF OLD SURREY Revised Edition
London TREFOIL Publishing Company 1931 2nd Edition Hard Back Good Book 220x145 mm Approx 
H/b Navy cloth+ gilt lettering. 205pg. profusely illustrated line drawings - 199 Figs.- by the author & Artist HM Alderman. 2nd revised ed. 1931. [ History/ Social history] book - bright gilt titles to front board, dulled titles to spine.light edgewear colour rub/loss.softness top/tail spine.paper lightly creamed , sound bindings, No insscp. PLS see our image. 
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A WEST NORFOLK CAMERA King's Lynn , Wells and Wisbech in Old Photographs, ANCKORN , Gordon , Newspaper Reporter
20 ANCKORN , Gordon , Newspaper Reporter A WEST NORFOLK CAMERA King's Lynn , Wells and Wisbech in Old Photographs
Sevenoaks , Kent Ashgrove Press Ltd 1981 0906798086 / 9780906798089 1st Edition Hard Back VG+ VG+ Book 240x180 mm Approx 
VG+ large H/b in VG+ D/j.1st ed.A Fine selection of photographs from 1857 -to - WW2;.illustrated all pages with 168 Sepia Plates.Places; [[ King's Lynn / Dersingham / Sandringham / Snettisham / Sedgeford / Hunstanton / Wells / Wisbech ].and;[ People / Transport / Farming / Railways / the Pendennis Steam Tug ] author G Anckorn - former Newspaper Reporter & Sub-Editor - employed King's Lynn Magistrate Court.[ No inscsp./ not price clipped , bright covers no fadie to spine.] both book & dust Jacket no notable defect. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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