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Author: CARL CHRISTIAN DAUTERMAN - COLLECTORS' BLUE BOOKS - ART & ANTIQUES - DESIGN _ PORCELAIN
Publisher: Studio Vista, London, 1970, hardcover 8vo with dj, 84pp., B/W & a few COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS & Workers' Marks ILLUSTRATIONS, 6 Chapters & Appendices
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside, slight fading to spine, a few tiny tears & rubbing.
Description: The Sevres manufactory was one of the most prized possessions of Louis XV and Louis XVI.
This handsomely illustrated text considers in detail the four principal categories of Sevres products : the useful wares (often of great beauty); the ornamental etc
Author: by William Grier, Civil Engineer, tenth edition, corrected and greatly enlarged. Published in 1845. Millwrights, Engineers and artisans in general.
Publisher: Blackie & Son, Queen St., Glasgow, MDCCCXLV (1845) small Hardcover 8vo with rubbed marbelled stiff covers & worn leather corners & spine gilt title 344pp. +tables.
Condition:Stiff card hardcover with leather corners and spine which has gilt title, names in pen to inside cover, another to front endpaper, stamp to prelim. & rear page, slightly shook but intact, internally STRAIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD MINUS CONDITION with ageing
Description: This is an OLD 1845 calculations book for workmen with many diagrams and tables "The Mechanic's Calculator comprehending Principles, Rules and Tables in the Departments of Mathematics and Mechanics useful to Millwrights, Engineers & artisans in general".
Author: Marshall McLuhan --- "Getting behind the collective public mind" - COLLECTIBLE BOOKS WORLD-WIDE , FIRST EDITION,
Publisher: Routeledge & Kegan Paul Limited, London, 1967, First UK Edition, (USA edition 1951) 157pp hardcover quarto with dj, b/w illustrations, analysis of advertising.
Condition:Crisp black hardcover with gilt title to spine, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION in a clipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with rubbing and edgewear. No inscriptions.
Description: Any informed discussion of advertising and communication centres around the writings of Marshall McLuhan.The Mechanical Bride is a brilliant study of illustrations and copy in which the actual advertisments are printed and then stringently commented upon.
Author: Myra Waldo (Cookbook) & Gerald W. Whitted (Pub. Editor for Travel Facts)
Publisher: Pan Am/Doubleday, NY, 1957 (Cookbook) and Pan Amercan Airways, 14th revised edition, first printing, 1967 (Travel Facts)
Condition:Worn blue cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & frcov.,STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN with a minor repair to the spine and minor foxing (Cookbook) Green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & covers STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION (Travel)
Description: A quaint view of the world with recipes from 81 countries (Cookbook)
Ten years after the 1st book and there have been changes in approach......
TWO INTERESTING BOOKS from a time when Pan Am ruled the skies
Author: The Commonwealth Stamp Co
Publisher: The Commonwealth Stamp Co, Liverpool UK, 1952, hardcover, 248pp 8vo, divided into countries, illustrations, reproductions of stamps, Index. Second revised edition
Condition:Worn red cloth-bound hardcover with title to cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD MINUS CONDITION without dj with occasional notes in pencil
Description: Detailed and specific information on the stamps of every country in the Commonwealth. Includes all Commonwealth stamps issued during the reign of HM King George
Be sure to add me to your favourites list !
Author: JOHN G. MURRAY
Publisher: John Murray, London, 1996 second reprint, 1st pub.1996, slim 8vo, 120pages, amazing B/W ARTWORK/ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, plus 12pages at rear for Personal Additions
Condition:Blue cloth-bound Hardcover with minimal edgewear, illustrated eprs, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION with a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minimal edgewear. The wealth of illustrations, either commissioned by Jock, or sent to him; Arthur Rackham +
Description: The notebooks that made it into the Commonplace Book included quotations, proverbs, advice and jokes imbued with wisdom and humour, and provided, over sixty years, by his authors, friends and family who all used to feed him with additions
Author: C.S. Lewis - regarded by some as "The greatest religious apologist of the modern era".
Publisher: 1. Surprised by Joy - The shape of my early life - pub. Fontana Books, 1960, 2. Reflections on the Psalms pub. Fontana, London, OUT OF PRINT EDITIONS
Condition:Matching softcovers with title to spine & front cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with minor ageing
Description: 1. Surprised by Joy
The shape of my early life
pub. Fontana Books, 1960, 190pp., softcover 8vo pb, 15 chapters.
2. Reflections on the Psalms
pub. Fontana, London, 1962, 128pp., softcover 8vo pb, 12 chapters, appendices.
Author: RALPH HANDCOCK and MARGARET SMITH , B.A., Dip.Ed.
Publisher: Dymock's Book Arcade, Sydney, 1959, second edition, 1st pub. 1955, hardcover large 8vo with d/j, 58 pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 2 colour plates, 7 Chapters, Appendix.
Condition:Beige cloth-bound Hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, no inscriptions, with slight age-toning to eprs, in an unclipped FAIR-GOOD DUSTJACKET with several tears, rubbing & edgewear & stains.
Description: All you need to know about growing exquisite orchids from this well-known work on their growing and care.