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WOOLDRIDGE, S. W. and GOLDRING, FREDERICK. THE WEALD. (The New Naturalist. 26) Collins, 14 St James’s Place. 1966.
8vo. 6.25 x 8.75 inches. x + 276 pp. Illustrated by 8 colour and 24 pages of black and white plates and by 53 text figures and maps. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper which has small upper edge chips and creases and some inside edge browning; otherwise a very good clean copy.
A fine modern survey of the geology, archaeology, natural history and economic, social and settlement history of the Weald, constituting an important early volume in the New Naturalist series. Fourth reprint of the 1953 edition. £15.00 [Stock No. 24689]

VINCENT, ALEX. ROMAN ROADS OF KENT.  Middleton Press. 2007.
8vo. 6.75 x 9.5 inches. Unpaginated. [96] pp. Illustrated throughout by colour photographs and maps. In pictorial laminated boards. A fine copy.
A well illustrated guide to the Roman roads and tracks of Kent in fifteen sections, each of which shows the roads superimposed on Ordnance Survey maps, accompanied by recent photographs. £10.00 [Stock No. 24688]

ASHLEY, CLIFFORD W. THE ASHLEY BOOK OF KNOTS. By Clifford W. Ashley Author of the Yankee whaler. With amendments by Geoffrey Budworth, International Guild of Knot Tyers.  Faber and Faber Limited. 2000.
Large 4to. 8.75 x 11.25 inches. x + [ii] + 610 pp. Illustrated by 8 pages of black and white plates and by 7,000 drawings, of which 3854 are numbered knots, and including introductory and chapter heading vignettes. Decorated by title page vignette.Bound in original quarter blue cloth over blue boards in pictorial dust wrapper. A fine copy.
‘The bible of dedicated knot tyers, with a worldwide general readership.’ First published in New York in 1944, this standard work was reprinted twelve times. It is organised in twenty chapters according to the different types of knots, of which over 3,800 are illustrated. Clifford Warren Ashley (1881-1947), born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, was an artist and sailor but chiefly remembered as the author of this encyclopaedic reference book on knots. £25.00 [Stock No. 24687]

GERE, CHARLOTTE and MUNN, GEOFFREY C. PRE-RAPHAELITE TO ARTS AND CRAFTS JEWELLERY.  Antique Collectors’ Club. 1996.
4to. 8.75 x 11 inches. 244 pp. Illustrated throughout by 102 colour, including frontispiece, and by 141 black and white photographs and by title page vignette. Pictorial endpapers. Bound in original grey cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, which has slightly sunned spine; otherwise a fine copy.
Survey of the jewels designed and produced by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and by the later Arts and Crafts movement, including the original artists’ drawings. Among those whose work is featured are Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman-Hunt, William Morris and Edwin Lutyens. The pieces were made by eminent jewellers, some as presents for high society ladies. A title in the Antique Collectors’ Club series first published in 1989 as Artists’ Jewellery Pre-Raphaelite to Arts and Crafts. £20.00 [Stock No. 24686]

GREENWOOD, MARTIN. DE MORGAN, WILLIAM. THE DESIGNS OF WILLIAM DE MORGAN. A catalogue by Martin Greenwood. Richard Dennis and William E. Wiltshire III. 1989.
Large 4to. 9.25 x 12.25 inches. 256 pp. Illustrated throughout in black and white with 52 pages of colour plates, including portrait frontispiece and by colour vignettes, including title page. Pictorial endpapers. Bound in original pictorial laminated boards in matching dust wrapper. A very good copy.
A catalogue of the drawings of the art potter and tile designer, William de Morgan (1839-1917) held in the Victoria and Albert Museum. It also includes 363 numbered illustrations of the De Morgan wares, which were produced at Chelsea, Merton Abbey and Fulham, shown at the Museum’s exhibition of 1989. £25.00 [Stock No. 24685]

ATTERBURY, PAUL. MOORCROFT. A GUIDE TO MOORCROFT POTTERY 1897-1993. By Paul Atterbury. Additional material by Beatrice Moorcroft. Revised Edition reprinted.  Richard Dennis and Hugh Edwards, The Old Chapel. 1998.
Large 4to. 9.25 x 12.25 inches. 206 + [1] pp. Illustrated throughout by colour and black and white photographs and facsimiles.Bound in original blue cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper. A fine copy.
An account of the Moorcroft family art pottery at Burslem and nearby Cobridge, with the firm’s wares copiously illustrated in colour. The hand made wares in Art Nouveau and later Art Deco styles were designed by William Moorcroft (1872-1945),who established his own pottery in 1913, and developed by his son Walter (born 1917, retired 1987). A final chapter covers the company and its products under John Moorcroft, 1986-1993. The first edition was published in 1990 and revised in 1993. £15.00 [Stock No. 24684]

LIMITED EDITION.BELLOC, HILAIRE. HOLME, GEOFFREY, edited by. THE HIGHWAY AND ITS VEHICLES. Edited by Geoffrey Holme. This Edition is limited to one thousand two hundred and fifty copies of which this is number 99. The Studio Limited. 1926.
4to.9.25 x 11.5 inches. xvi + 40p. Title page in red and black.Illustrated by 131 numbered plates in 93 pages of plates, of which 24 pages are tipped in chromolithograph plates with captioned tissue guards. Decorated by title page device, endpiece vignette and by red initial. Pictorial endpapers. Bound in original green cloth, gilt. Bevelled edges. Spine slightly sunned, a little wear to extremities and some scattered foxing, but otherwise a very good copy.
Published as a special number of The Studio, this limited edition is principally an illustrated work with introductory text. £45.00 [Stock No. 24682]

ROBERTS, CLAIRE and HUH DONG-HWA, edited by. POWERHOUSE MUSEUM, SYDNEY. RAPT IN COLOUR. KOREAN TEXTILES AND COSTUMES OF THE CHOSÕN DYNASTY. Claire Roberts and Huh Dong-hwa (eds). Powerhouse Publishing. Powerhouse Museum and The Museum of Korean Embroidery, Seoul. 1998.
4to. 9 x 12 inches. 107 pp. Illustrated by 63 colour plates and by vignette. Decorated by sponsor’s devices on verso of title .
Catalogue of loan exhibition of Korean textiles, from The Museum of Korean Embroidery, Seoul to the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, with four introductory essays. £45.00 [Stock No. 24681]

LONDEI, JOHN. SHUTTING UP SHOP. The decline of the traditional small shop.  Dewi Lewis. 2007.
Square 4to. 10.25 x 10.25 inches.Illustrated throughout by colour photographs. Bound in original pictorial boards in matching dust wrapper . A fine copy.
Illustrations of sixty shops and shopkeepers from the Art Shop to the Umbrella Shop, from photographs taken on a 10 X 8 plate camera in the 1970s and 80s by John Londei. The project finished in 1987 and in 2004 the author began revisiting the shops to update it, finding that many had closed, often not long after the photographs were taken. The results are recorded in the afterword which gives small then and now photographs and a brief account of the changes that have occurred. £20.00 [Stock No. 24679]

SKINNER, BERNARD. COLOUR IDENTIFICATION GUIDE TO MOTHS OF THE BRITISH ISLES. (Macrolepidoptera). Colour photography and text figures by David Wilson. Second Edition.  Viking 1998.
4to. 8x 9.75 inches. xi + [i] + 275 + [1] pp. Illustrated by 43 colour plates and by 57 text figures. Decorated by publisher’s device on half title. Bound in original black cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, which has slightly sunned spine. A fine copy.
Updated and enlarged from the first edition of 1984, this guide provides a current assessment of the status, habits and distribution of all breeding species and genuine migrants of the larger British moths. Forty three colour plates illustrate over 1,600 specimens and show all species and races. £25.00 [Stock No. 24678]

ORKNEY ISLANDS. [THE NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND]. THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF THE ORKNEY ISLANDS. By the Ministers of the Respective Parishes, under the Superintendence of a Committee of the Society for the Benefit of the Sons and Daughters of the Clergy. [Label title:] NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND, ORKNEY ISLANDS. William Blackwood and Sons, and 22, Pall Mall, London. 1842.
8vo. 5.75 x 9 inches. [iv] + 230 pp. Illustrated by double page map as frontispiece. Bound in original dark brown cloth with original paper label; spine rebacked. Deckled edges. Extremities slightly worn but otherwise a very good clean copy. Armourial bookplate with signature of Humphrey Waterhouse and H. Waterhouse stamped on first free endpaper and on title label.
A parish by parish survey of the Orkney Islands with some general observations on the county. This was a separately published issue of the Orkney section of The New Statistical Account of Scotland, compiled by parish ministers, doctors and schoolmasters, and published under the auspices of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 1834-45. £145.00 [Stock No. 24673]

ATTON, HENRY and HOLLAND, HENRY HURST. THE KING’S CUSTOMS. VOL. I. AN ACCOUNT OF MARITIME REVENUE AND CONTRABAND TRAFFIC IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND, FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE YEAR 1800. VOL. 2. AN ACCOUNT OF MARITIME REVENUE AND CONTRABAND TRAFFIC, THE INTRODUCTION OF FREE TRADE, AND THE ABOLITION OF THE NAVIGATION AND CORN LAWS, FROM 1801 TO 1855. With a Preface by F. S. Parry, C.B. Deputy-Chairman of the Board of Customs. (Reprints of Economic Classics). Augustus M. Kelley. 1967.
TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. Vol. I, xv + [i] + 489 pp.; Vol. II, xi + [i] + 506 pp. + [1] pp. original publisher’s advertisements. Illustrated by 11 plates, including, 2 portrait frontispieces, folding and double page facsimiles and by tables in text. Bound in original green cloth, gilt with contrasting black spine titles, gilt. A fine set.
Reprint of this standard work on the history of the British customs and maritime revenue service, including contraband, smuggling and the preventive forces. The two volumes were first published, 1908-10. £30.00 [Stock No. 24672]

CRE-FYDD. MEALS FOR THE MILLION. By Cre-fydd Authoress of ‘Family Fare.’ A Help to Strict Economy containing one hundred and twenty-five dinners, arranged for the seasons breakfast or supper dishes. Delicacies for invalids and other useful matters.  Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. 1867.
FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. 4.25 x 6.75 inches. 27 + [1] + 134 pp. + [2] pp. advertisements. Decorated by author’s device on title page.Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt; spine rebacked using original. Extremities worn and foxing and staining of pages, with some damage to pp. 15-18 with slight loss of text; otherwise a good copy.
Scarce cookery book, also containing remedies and a section on ‘Things to be remembered,’ etc. The identity of the author is unknown. £75.00 [Stock No. 24671]

THOMAS, EDWARD. THE ICKNIELD WAY. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY A. L. COLLINS. Constable & Co.,  1913.
First Edition, 8vo. 8.75 x 6.5 inches xv + 320 pp.Illustrated with 8 coloured and numerous black and white plates and a folding map.
One of the last books published by Thomas before the war. £100.00 [Stock No. 24670]

BIBLES IN GREEK AND LATIN. NOVUM TESTAMENTUM GRÆCO-LATINUM, INTERPRETE DESIDERIO ERASMO ROTERDAMO CAPITUM SUMMARIIS, INNUMERIS SCRIPTURÆ CONCORDANTIIS, VARIANTIBUS LECTIONIBUS, ex Clarissimorum Virorum Scriptis collectis, difficiliorumque vocabulorum Explicationibus locupletatum, et vitis atque imaginibus Evangelistarum exornatum. Editio Nova, Accuratissimè recognita, à mendis repurgata, et usui Juventutius tàm Scholasticæ, quàm Academicæ destinata. Cum Privilegio Saxonico.  Apud Balth. Christoph. Wustium.  1673.
4to. 6.25 x 8 inches. [22] + 714 pp. + [30] pp. index. Title page in red and black. Text in double columns in Greek and Latin. Copy lacks plates of the four Evangelists. Decorated by device on title page, by head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. Bound in original calf with gilt borders; spine rebacked, preserving original , in compartments with gilt bands, with contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Marbled boards. Extremities worn, light foxing throughout and faint water staining of both lower margins and ink stain on margin of C1; otherwise a very good copy. 1869 inscription of John Arthur Girling, Sidney Sussex College Cambridge on verso of first free endpaper.
The Erasmus version of the Greek and Latin New Testaments first published in 1516. This edition is a reissue of the version originally published at Giessen in 1669. The form of the book suggests an octavo printed on large paper. The wide margin seems intended for students' notes. In this issue, the text is from the same typesetting as the 1669 issue. The twenty two preliminary pages and the thirty final pages are new in the 1673 edition, but this copy lacks the four plates of the Evangelists. The Greek and Latin texts are printed in parallel columns on each page (the Greek in the inner column), with parallel references in the outer margin and variant readings at foot of page; Latin summaries precede the chapters (this note partly adapted from the entry for the Cambridge copy in COPAC). A scarce title. £200.00 [Stock No. 24668]

TERRY, CHARLES S. MASTERWORKS OF JAPANESE ART. Compiled and edited by Charles S. Terry based on the definitive six-volume Pageant of Japanese Art edited by staff members of the Tokyo National Museum. Fifth Printing. Charles E. Tuttle Company. 1959.
Large 4to. 8.75 x 12 inches. 252 pp.. Illustrated throughout by 100 plates, including 40 tipped in colour plates and by 35 text figures. Bound in original beige cloth with black titles and pictorial block on front board, in cardboard slipcase with pictorial printed title. A very good copy.
Reprint of the first edition of 1956, a work based on the six volume Pageant of Japanese Art. The plates cover painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, lacquer ware, metalwork and architecture. The introductory survey, chronologically arranged, is by Charles Sanford Terry (1926-82), translator and academic specialising in Japanese culture. £30.00 [Stock No. 24666]

HASTED, EDWARD. THE HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF THE COUNTY OF KENT. WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY ALAN EVERITT. W. Bristow, Canterbury, 1797 - 1801- Republished by E.P. Publishing & Kent County Library, 1972.
12 vols 8vo. 9 x 6 inches, with folding maps and plates throughout.Original cloth, gilt in near mint condition in the original dust wrappers.
A fine complete set of the reprint of the 12 volume edition. The second edition of Hasted's great county history was revised and enlarged, comprising 7,000 pages and nearly three million words was compiled and written entirely by Hasted himself. The smaller size than the 4 folio volumes of the first edition made it easer to use, the text was reset and the maps of the Hundreds were updated and folded to accommodate this smaller format. This reprint was very well produced and is itself now scarce complete. £375.00 [Stock No. 24665]

WYE. RICHARDS, STEWART. WYE COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON. WYE COLLEGE AND ITS WORLD A CENTENARY HISTORY  Wye College Press. 1994.
4to. 7.75 x 10 inches. 336 pp. Illustrated throughout by colour and black and white photographs, facsimiles, plans, graphs, etc. with a colour portrait frontispiece. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy.
Well produced history of the former famous limb of the University of London. Wye College was still flourishing as a centre of agricultural excellence when this centenary history was published in 1994, but by 2005 its courses had been withdrawn by Imperial College, London, with whom it had merged. Having failed in its plan to develop the land for building 4,000 house, Imperial closed Wye College completely in 1909. Stewart Richards taught agricultural history and biological ethics at Wye. £20.00 [Stock No. 24589]

SMUGGLING. DOUCH, JOHN. ROUGH, RUDE MEN A HISTORY OF OLD-TIME KENTISH SMUGGLING.   Crabwell Publications/Buckland Publications Ltd.  1985.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8 inches. 150 pp. Illustrated throughout by black and white photographs, maps, drawings, facsimiles and engravings. Pictorial endpapers. Bound in original brown cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy
Further research into smuggling episodes along the Kentish coast by the established smuggling historian. £15.00 [Stock No. 24582]

DOUCH, JOHN. SMUGGLING - ‘THE WICKED TRADE.’ Being a Factual Account of some Clandestine Activities practised over the Past Centuries in and around the Romney Marsh in Kent, with special reference to the Ransleys of Aldington, Mersham and Ruckinge. Dover, Crabwell Publications/ Buckland Publications Ltd. 1980.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 8.5 inches. 118 pp.Illustrated throughout by photographs, maps, facsimiles, engravings, etc. Map endpapers. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in price clipped dust wrapper, which has small chips at head and tail of spine. Slight sunning of edges but otherwise a very good copy.
The first of John Douch's smuggling books, now difficult to find. £25.00 [Stock No. 24581]

 

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