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COLLECTIBLE BOOKS OF THE WORLD FOR SALE– Ballet, opera and theatre programmes & programs, books of historic importance, signed editions and first editions. Please browse our categories to the left to find collectible first editions and signed books. We are proud of our reputation for careful customer service, with efficient packing & shipping world-wide. We offer tracking with all our shipments, where possible. See the About Us Page. All prices are in Australian (AUD) $
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Author: by P G Wodehouse & Guy Bolton. This is the first UK edition. GERTRUDE LAWRENCE Anything Goes W C FIELDS
Publisher: pub. Herbert Jenkins, London, 1954. Hardcover (Original burgundy cloth). First Edition. 540 gm; 248pp., b/w photo illustrations. 17 chapters.
Condition:Burgundy cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, STAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with occasional age-foxing to pages and edges. "Vanguard Bookshop, Johannesburg South Africa" book sticker to front paste-down page.
Description: The history of the association of Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse, who teamed up in the 1930s to write musical theatre.
Author: Edited by T.S. Baynes -- 9th Edition of the ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA in 25 HANDSOME matching hardcover volumes. Produced between 1875 & 1889.
Publisher: Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh,in 25 matched volumes between 1875 and 1889,approx 980 pages per volume, gilt-stamped titles, gilt to top pages, green cloth bindings
Condition:Crisp green matching hardcover set of 25 heavy volumes with gilt detailing, slightly rubbed exteriors. CRISP, TIGHT, STRAIGHT volumes in GOOD PLUS CONDITION -This is a VERY HEAVY SET of BOOKS please contact us for FREIGHT costs, probably not international
Description: A stunning complete set of antique reference books. There is some mild rubbing to covers consistent with over 100 years of love. Back & front covers are all unfaded, with no inscriptions. There are no torn, folded or marked pages. In GOOD plus CONDITION
Author: Georges CHAPIER with a preface by M. Victor Demage, President de la Societe Philatique des Voges RARE Hard-to-find RARE STAMP REFERENCE
Publisher: Emile Bertrand, Lucerne, Switzerland c 1936 SCARCE ORIGINAL STAMP COLLECTORS TIMBRES 105 pages in 2 divisions (includes 45pp supplement)RARE REFERENCE
Condition:Crisp card-covered softcover in VERY GOOD CONDITION with a spot to the page edges and no inscriptions, ROBUST, INTACT & CLEAN. RARE
Description: Very scarce, first edition, no date but believed to be 1936 issue, no inscriptions, RARE. Reproductions and descriptions of RARE stamps of Apocryphal subjects
Author: edited by Maria Ricci & Corinna Ferrari with individual forewords for each volume. CORPORATE DESIGNS LOGOS SYMBOLS TRADEMARKS .........RARE REFERENCE
Publisher: Deco Press,Milano, Italy 1973 FIRST EDITION Complete 7 Volume Set USA Canada Spain Latin America Japan U.K.Ireland Benelux France Italy Germany Austria Suisse Soviet
Condition:Seven crisp matching hardcover volumes, 210x100mm, TIGHT, WHITE & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions. This is the ORIGINAL SEVEN-VOLUME SET issued in 1973.
Description: Symbols, Logos and Designs used in Trademarks all over the world. USA Canada Spain Latin America Japan U.K. Ireland Benelux France Italy Germany Austria Suisse Soviet Block countries All reproduced in solid black on white with references and details. RARE
Author: Editor Norris D McWhirter
Publisher: Guinness Superlatives, London, 1984, Hardcover Quarto, 382pp., includes Australian Supplement, 12 Sections + STOP PRESS, illustrated eprs, Index.
Condition:Illustrated bound hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, in GOOD CONDITION with neat pen Xmas 1983 inscription to front endpaper.
Description: The Human Being, The Living World, The Animal Kingdom, The Natural World, The Universe & Space, The Scientific World, The World's Structures, The Arts and Entertainments The Mechanical World The Business World, Human Achievements, Sports, etc.
Author: W. WELLS - Revised and Enlarged Edition with PHOTOS & ILLUSTRATIONS
Publisher: Country Life, London, 1920, small 8vo without d/j, 113 pages, B/W PHOTOS & ILLUSTRATIONS, 26 Chapters & INDEX.
Condition:Stiff card to covers with brown cloth to spine, title to spine, slight rubbing to spine, corners & edges, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, foxing throughout, without dustjacket.
Description: From 'The First Chrysanthemum in England' to 'Chrysanthemums for Market' and 'Chrysanthemums During the War' and so much in-between.
Author: Giorgio Bassani editor: with DYLAN THOMAS;e.e.cummings; David Gascoyne; Rene Char.Andre Dhotel; William Sansom; Iris Tree; Peter Everett; & many more
Publisher: published and edited in Rome by Marguerite Caetani (Princess di Bassiano) from 1948 - 1960 INCLUDES works by DYLAN THOMAS;e.e.cummings; David Gascoyne; Rene Char.
Condition:Vol IX 478 pp, contains many UNCUT PAGES, bump to spine. Vol XVII 544pp. bump to spine-both Yellow card-covered large 8vo softcovers, Austral Bookshop Melbourne 1950's sticker BOTH ARE INTACT & ROBUST, TIGHTLY BOUND in GOOD CONDITION with general ageing.
Description: Named after Botteghe Oscure Street (Latin: Ad Apothecas Obscuras), where the editorial office was located. With poetry and prose in five languages (Italian, French and English, and alternating issues featuring German and Spanish-language segments).
Author: Charles A Hayward - Author of Practical Veneering, Tools for Woodwork, Cabinet Making for Beginners, Period Furniture Designs etc.
Publisher: Evans Brothers, London, third impression 1944 edition (first published in 1936), hardcover 8vo without dj, 232pp., 13 chapters, measured drawings,index.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with faded red title to spine & front cover, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with slight rubbing and edgewear and a few marks to the cover. No inscriptions in this invaluable REFERENCE - Tudor, Gothic, Jacobean,
Description: Everyone interested in old furniture will find this book invaluable..collectors who need to recognize period features: general readers who admire the handiwork of a bygone age: practical woodworkers who make reproductions & repair old pieces; & designers