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Book Id: 15cw01308

Price: $34.40

Title: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Magazine BOUND Edition September,October,November,December 1949, Volume XCIV 6, KODAKCHROME PHOTOS

Author: by various authors for the National Geographic Society, Washington DC, USA, 1949, bound edition.

Publisher: National Geographic Society, Washington DC, USA, 1949, bound edition without individual covers, complete issues, hardcover quarto without dj, approx 550+ pages.

Condition:Burgundy cloth-bound hardcover boards with gilt title to spine, TIGHTLY BOUND in GOOD MINUS CONDITION with chips, bumps, mild watermarks and edgewear.

Description: Mid Atlantic ridge, American Artists, The Smithsonian, Mesa Verde, Easter egg chickens, Mindanao, RAJPUTANA, Maine, Brazil, Aleutia, German youth post WWII, 4-H, Portugal, URUGUAY, electricity, SINBAD, Santa Rosa, Europe paintings, CURLEW, Lascaux, Sinai.

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Book Id: 15cw01306

Price: $34.40

Title: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Magazine BOUND Edition May June July August 1949, Volume XCV with KODAKCHROME COLOUR PHOTOS

Author: by various authors for the National Geographic Society, Washington DC, USA, 1949, bound edition.

Publisher: National Geographic Society, Washington DC, USA, 1949, bound edition without individual covers, complete issues, hardcover quarto without dj, approx 550+ pages.

Condition:Burgundy cloth-bound hardcover boards with gilt title to spine, TIGHTLY BOUND in GOOD MINUS CONDITION with chips, bumps, mild watermarks and edgewear.

Description: California, Berlin airlift, USA Flags, TIBET, Italy, Western USA, Newfoundland, fishing Menhaden, Appalachia, SHELLS, Skyway 1, Lapland, Pittsburg, illustrated vegetables of the world, US Skyline Trail, Gilbert Grosvenor, Andorra.

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Book Id: 15cw01293

Price: $11.30

Title: OCTOPUSSY ---James Bond 007 by Ian Fleming 1968 Pan Edition softcover with THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS & The PROPERTY of a LADY

Author: Ian Fleming _ James Bond 007 Espionage 3 stories in one volume ORIGINAL PAN edition

Publisher: Pan, London, 1968. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good+. 2nd Pan Printing. 12mo. 128pp. Covers and book very clean and tidy.

Condition:Crisp paperback with slight age-toning to internal pages, in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions

Description: Jamaica, Berlin & London - 3 stories OCTOPUSSY and the LIVING DAYLIGHTS plus a Bond bonus "The Property of a Lady"- first appearance in book form.

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Book Id: 15cw01270

Price: $42.20

Title: THE HISTORY OF THE CALIPH VATHEK by Beckford, The CLASSIC GOTHIC NOVEL 1887 Cassell's National Library Edition 12Mo

Author: William Beckford, edited by Professor Henry Morley. Vathek capitalised on the 18th century obsession with all things Oriental, viz. The Arabian Nights

Publisher: Cassell, 1887 12Mo size, 192 pages + advts., this book satands beside Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) in the first rank of early Gothic fiction, 1st pub. 1786.

Condition:Decorated brown cloth cover , advts to endpapers, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and ROBUST in GOOD CONDITION without a dustjacket and with occasional fox-spots to prelims and page edges. First published in 1786

Description: Vathek (alternatively titled Vathek, an Arabian Tale or The History of the Caliph Vathek) is a famous Gothic novel written by William Beckford. It was composed in French beginning in 1782, and then translated into English by Reverend Samuel Henley.

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Book Id: 15cw01267

Price: $134.60

Title: RARE 1723 The Present State of Great Britain and Ireland Part I of South Britain, II of North Britain, III of Ireland +

Author: printed for A Bettesworth, G Strahan, J Round, J Brotherton, W Mears and J Clark MDCCXXIII (1723) London, 5th corrected edition price 6s.

Publisher: printed for A Bettesworth, G Strahan, J Round, J Brotherton, W Mears and J Clark 1723 London, 4 parts 289pp + 184pp + 82pp + 51pp supplement "Dominions in Germany"

Condition:Elegantly re-bound in full brown leather with gilt title to the spine panel, professional new endpapers, STRAIGHT & TIGHTLY BOUND in GOOD PLUS CONDITION with age-toning to ROBUST pages, some foxing throughout and some early watermarks e.g. the title page.

Description: IN 1723 "An Accurate and Impartial Account of thefe Famous Iflands: of their feveral counties, and inhabitants..Of the vaft,populous and opulent City of LONDON...of the Britons Original, Language, Temper, Genius, Religion..with Lifts of Prefent Officers".

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Book Id: 15cw01223

Price: $23.40

Title: POTTERY & PORCELAIN & CHINA for COLLECTORS of European Continental China by Cushion 1970 PHOTOS ILLUSTRATED

Author: J P Cushion leading authority on Porcelain at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Publisher: Frederick Muller, London, 1970, FIRST edition, hardcover quarto with dj, 204 pp., 3 parts, 26 chapters b/w photos, line drawings, Bibliography, detailed INDEX.

Condition:Crisp cloth-bound hardcover boards with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with chips, bumps and edgewear

Description: POTTERY: Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Austria & Central Europe, France, Belgium, Holland, Scandinavia. PORCELAIN: Medici & other Italians, Meissen, other German factories; Vienna, Switzerland, Hungary, early French; Vinennes & Sevres, Paris, Holland

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Book Id: 15cw01201

Price: $Not for Sale

Title: PHILOSOPHY An Idealist View of Life by Sarvepalli RADHAKRISHNAN 1951 The HIBBERT LECTURES for 1929,a detailed analysis

Author: by S. RADHAKRISHNAN An Indian philospher and statesman who was the second President of India from 1962 to 1967. Scholar of comparative religion.

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin, London, 1951, Fourth Impression (Second Edition), hardcover 8vo with dj, 352pp., 8 Chapters & INDEX.

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, slight foxing and age-toning to endpapers & to a few outside page edges, in unclipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET

Description: One of India's most influential scholars of comparative religion and philosophy, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan built a bridge between the East and the West by showing how the philosophical systems of each tradition are comprehensible within the other's terms.

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Book Id: 15cw01185

Price: $44.30

Title: THE BALLAD BOOK A SELECTION OF THE CHOICEST BRITISH BALLADS 1907 Edited by WILLIAM ALLINGHAM Full leather cover.

Author: Edited by WILLIAM ALLINGHAM Author of 'Day and Night Songs' Etc.................From Thomas the Rhymer to TAMLANE

Publisher: Macmillan and Co., London, 1907, seventh reprint, 1st pub. 1864, hardcover small 8vo without dj, 393pp., pale coloured marbled endpapers with gilt embossed design.

Condition:Blue leather hardcover with gilt title to spine with 5 raised leather bands across spine, rubbing to spine, corners & edges, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, with inscription to frepr, slight foxing to eprs and the one page with bookmark ribbon in situ.

Description: "O, I forbid ye, maidens a', Who are sae sweet and fair, To come or gae by Carterhaugh, For young Tamlane is there" We have several books on Ballads & Poetry on this website

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