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Book Id: 15cw01131

Price: $32.40

Title: MILLERS ANTIQUES PRICE GUIDE MILLER'S Professional Handbook 1983 Vol IV Pottery, Furniture, Glassware, Clocks, Pop Art

Author: Edited by M & J Miller - the preeminant price guide for Antiques, Pottery, Glassware etcetera.

Publisher: MJM Publications, Kent, England, 1983 Edition. 710 pages plus directory, extensive index.

Condition:Crisp hard cover, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, ROBUST and INTACT.

Description: Over 700 pages of photographs and descriptions of over 54 categories of antiques and collectables from Pottery, Porcelain, Furniture, Clocks, Antiquities, Gramophones, Kitchenalia, Pop Art, Rugs & Carpets, Ivory, Stoneware, Photographs and so much more !

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Book Id: 15cw0846

Price: $39.80

Title: NORTHWEST PATROL 1949 by Samuel Alexander White Hardcover in FAIR CONDITION a RARE Finding

Author: Samuel Alexander White A SCARCE OLD WESTERN Hardcover IN FAIR PLUS CONDITION

Publisher: J Coker, London, 1949, second printing in year of publishing in UK, hardcover 8vo without dj (frontcover within), 37 chapters, 253 pp Samuel Alexander White

Condition:Worn blue cloth-bound hardcover w black title to spine, STRAIGHT & TIGHTLY BOUND in FAIR PLUS CONDITION with the front cover of the dustjacket pasted to the endpaper (see Scan), a small "XA" in pen to cover and title page, fox-spotting throughout, ROBUST

Description: Samuel Alexander White 1885-1956 was a writer of Northwest USA & Canadian and Mountie Fiction. Set in 1882 before the Northwest Rebellion, amongst the metis and the Freemen who were buffalo hunters. A genuinely SCARCE copy by the author S A White

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Book Id: 15cw0850

Price: $29.80

Title: THE LIFE OF AN AMOROUS WOMAN - AND OTHER WRITINGS JAPANESE GEISHA EROTICA

Author: IHARA SAIKAKU - Edited and translated by Ivan Morris - in a brown Slipcase with some water stains and rubbed edges.

Publisher: Chapman & Hall, London, 1963, This is published in accordance w/an agreement with Unesco & Japanese Government, hardcover 8vo with dj, 403pages, B/W ILLUSTRATIONS, Map to eprs

Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover w/title to spine & geisha design on black to frcvr, minimal edgewear, water stain to spine & frcvr, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, bookshop sticker to frepr, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET w/water stain to spin

Description: This 17th century Japanese writer had a repution as a lubricious story-teller, and Saikaku writes most movingly and sometimes with high eroticism across the whole range of sexual love between man and woman.

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Book Id: 15cw01086

Price: $37.40

Title: RARE OLD HYMN & QUOTES BOOK ILLUSTRATED GILT 1878 GATHERED SHEAVES of GOLDEN GRAIN from Golden Grain Christian Almanack

Author: THE TEXTS, HYMNS, AND OTHER CONTENTS of Ten Years' Issues of the Golden Grain Almanack & Christian's Text Book

Publisher: pub. James E. Hawkins, London, not dated, Preface dated 1878, hardcover small 8vo without dj, 301pp., plus 2 pages adv., Index of Text-Subjects and General Index.

Condition:Burgundy cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title and design to spine and frcvr with indented and engildered "Sheaf" motif & design, fading to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions,STRAIGHT, ROBUST, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION

Description: From the Preface : 'Sunday-school teachers, preachers of the gospel, and others engaged in the Lord's work, will, we trust, find the collations of Texts, under the various subjects, useful in their study of the Word.' A compilation of 10 years' issues.

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Book Id: 15cw01085

Price: $38.40

Title: SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD OLD GILT BOOK c1850's "their Associations with Art & History" ILLUSTRATED Ornate Hardcover

Author: Authors: Various and W Harvey (illustrator). Gilt motif of the COLOSSUS of RHODES to frontcover of book -ORNATE VICTORIANA with FINE ILLUSTRATIONS

Publisher: Routledge, London, c1853. Hardcover with Decorative Gilt Cloth cover, no dust Jacket. 330pp, plus seven plates and an engraved half title page, decorated endpapers.

Condition:Crisp red cloth-bound hardcover with gilt decoration (see scan) to frontcover and also to sun faded spine, TIGHT, STRAIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD PLUS CONDITION with no inscriptions. All plates & engravings in situ and clean.Neat bevilled board outside covers.

Description: Historical & cultural analysis of : The PYRAMIDS - Temple, Walls & Gardens of BABYLON - STATUE OF JUPITER at OLYMPUS - TEMPLE to DIANA at EPHESUS - The MAUSOLEUM at Caria - The PHAROS at ALEXANDRIA - The COLOSSUS of RHODES . Classic VICTORIANA.

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Book Id: 15cw01006

Price: $38.40

Title: Pastor HSI One of CHINA'S SCHOLARS by Taylor 1908 Chinese MISSIONARY Conversion of a Confucian Scholar to Christianity

Author: by Mrs. Howard Taylor (nee Geraldine Guinness) Preface by J. Hudson Taylor -Two Volumes in One --- with many OLD PHOTOS of CHINA

Publisher: Morgan & Scott, London, 1908, Reprint 2 volumes in one, hardcover 8vo without dj, 400pp., plus 8 pages adv., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 19 + 24 Chapters & Appendix.

Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine & frcvr with gilt Chinese writing on red to frcvr, rubbing to spine, corners & edges, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr (dated 1910), slight foxing and age-toning to eprs.

Description: Preface - J. Hudson Taylor was the father of Mr Howard Taylor - 'It is interesting to see in the following story how the self-centered, proud Confucianist was completely transformed through the power of the Gospel, and filled with the love of Christ".

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Book Id: 15cw0982

Price: $34.40

Title: 9 POSTCARDS of BRIGHTON & HOVE in UK 1910s from a WWI collection 3 Colour Tinted, most postcards appear pre WWI.

Author: POSTCARDS : 6 black & white and 3 tinted colour cards, all are blank on the reverse. FULL SCANS of ALL CARDS are available upon request

Publisher: Manufactured by Dennis & Sons and by Valentines. WE WILL SUPPLY FULL SCANS OF ALL CARDS UPON EMAIL REQUEST

Condition:STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, all are blank on the reverse, with the usual posting divisions. FULL SCANS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Description: 1Mixed Bathing Hove Beach 2New Park Hove showing Goldstone Druids Altar. 3Town Hall, Church Road, Hove 4Brunswick Lawns, Hove 5At Devils Dyke, near Hove 6 Paddlers at Brighton with Pier 7King's Road and West Pier,Brighton 8Rough Seas, Brighton 9 West Pier

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Book Id: 15cw0948

Price: $12.10

Title: RAILWAY WORLD ANNUAL 1979

Author: edited by Alan Williams

Publisher: Ian Allen,London, 1978, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 4to without dj, 20 chapters, illustrations in black & white and in colour, 130pp.

Condition:Hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, with very mild rubbing.

Description: Inner-city electrics, Snow Hill, the Green Arrows; the end of the BR Fish Van; TGV Sud Est; The Northern Belle of the 1930s; The Orient Express and much more.

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