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COLLECTIBLE BOOKS WORLD WIDE ; BALLET, OPERA, THEATRE, FIRST & LIMITED EDITIONS, OUT OF PRINT BOOKS

Book Id: 15cw01441

Price: $33.00

Title: BRING ON THE GIRLS by P G Wodehouse & Guy Bolton HOLLYWOOD MUSICAL COMEDY ZIEGFELD JEROME KERN GERSHWIN ASTAIRE COWARD

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.

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Book Id: 15cw01438

Price: $545.00

Title: ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA 1875 NINTH EDITION complete in 24 Volumes + INDEX - MAPS (Colour) Engravings Historic Reference

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

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Book Id: 15cw01435

Price: $34.40

Title: STAMP COLLECTOR Les Timbres de Fantaisie Etude historique et descriptive des emissions apocryphes et de fantaisie c1936

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

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Book Id: 15cw01420

Price: $$348SOLD

Title: TOP SYMBOLS & TRADEMARKS of the WORLD ed. Ricci & Ferrari DECO PRESS 7 volume set RARE BOOK of LOGO DESIGN SYMBOL STUDY

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

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Book Id: 15cw01385

Price: $14.00

Title: GUINNESS BOOK of RECORDS 1984 Edition with Australian Supplement Hardcover GOOD COPY for COLLECTORS

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.

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Book Id: 15cw01320

Price: $17.80

Title: CHRYSANTHEMUM The CULTURE of the Chrysanthemum - Exhibition - Decoration - Cut Flower and Market

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.

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Book Id: 15cw01313

Price: $98.70

Title: BOTTEGHE OSCURE the influential European literary review published between 1948 and 1960. 2 ISSUES IX 1952 & XVII 1956

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).

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Book Id: 15cw01310

Price: $34.40

Title: ENGLISH PERIOD FURNITURE-AN ACCOUNT OF THE EVOLUTION OF FURNITURE FROM 1500 TO 1850 by Charles Hayward. 1944 edit

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

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