"The Mistress of a family should always remember that the welfare and good management of the house depends on the the eye of the superior and consequently that nothing is too trifling for her notice, whereby waste may be avoided; and this attention is of more importance now that the price of every necessary of life is increased to an enormous degree." Originally published 1806 it had the first known published recipe for Scotch Eggs. CONDITION Purple blind embossed decoration to bds with Gilt title, age toned and faded with some soiling, cloth to spine ends chipped, nick to bd at top rear, lemon eps, inked price label to ffep, small dampstain to edge of front prelime, frontis engaving, pp 350 plus index and 8 engravings, internally nice and ... Show Complete Entry
The Lutterworth Press, London, United Kingdom, 1934
2nd Impression in year of publication. With preface by Isaac Foote MP. CONDITION Stiff card wrap with DJ bound at spine (fresh with faintest edge wear) pp 119 is tight and bright with faintest discolouration to eps.
Inspirational stories, women included are Dorothy Hazzard, Elizabeth Gaunt, Ann Steele, Hannah Marshman, Mary Carey, Ann Judson, Elizabeth Sale, Henrietta Shuck, Lily de Hailes, Hettie Rowntree Clifford, Mary Elenaor Bowser etc..Heavy card wraps, 116 pages. Bright and crisp as new.
Purple embossed bds with heavy gilt decoration, full gilt edges, lemon eps, portait frontis with tissue guard, pp 198 on quality paper. CONDITION cloth is soiled and loose due to water damage, open tear at head of spine, cnrs canted, gilt still bright, eps wrinkled with stain to rear, interior clean and bright, not foxed, tight book block.
United Nations University (UK) research into the Arab future as predicted in global models, examines future as reflected in Arab stratedgy documents and future studies. Black bds with crisp gilt spine titles, pp 242, in clean undamaged jacket.
John Lane The Bodley Head, London, United Kingdom, 1943
Orange cloth bds with Black title (fresh and unworn, sl cant top cnrs) Map eps, small name to title page, pp 183 bright and clean. Original DJ is fresh with wear to spine head and top tips, small name to front.
Jewish thikers series. Biography of Chaim Bialik, one of the most influential Hebrew poets of the 20th Century. CONDITION Burgundy bds with Black cloth spine and crisp gilt title, not bumped or worn, name inked to ffep, pp 143 with map, in unread state. Potrait wrapper is unworn.
Grey light card wraps tied with brown cord photo pasted to front (nice and fresh) pp 55 plus 29 Monogravure illustrations, with smoke browning to newsprint pages, illustrated pages very fresh (tight not inscribed)
Green bds with Black titles (not worn but damp specked heavily to leading edge, not bumped, one tiny nick) pp 147with portrait frontis and photo illus of author aged 10, bright interior, not inscribed or foxed, internal plate sl. creased.
Ruth Augusta Adam (1907 - 1977) was an English writer and feminist. This book is both human and humane, wise and cynical, polemical and witty. It concludes, wearily: 'A woman born at the turn of the century could have lived through two periods when it was her moral duty to devote herself, obsessively, to her children; three when it was her duty to society to neglect them; two when it was right to be seductively ''feminine''; and three when it was a pressing social obligation to be the reverse.' CONDITION 224 pages with photo plates and comic sketch illus, bright and crisp copy. DJ has been scrunched up at bottom front causing a large tear either side repaired with archival tape o/w mild wear to spine head.
1st UK. "Frank Shade wasnt much of a gun slinger, certainly too slow to be a railroad detective, but there he was, trying to track down a murderous gun toting road agent known only as Brown. Brown had already cost the Grabhorn Express Company endless, grief not to mention a heap of money and the life of an employee, and they were willing to pay plenty for him dead or alive. Shade soon met others interested in the Grabhorn bounty. The first was Pleasant Potter, an old squaw man who was once Custers best scout. There was Horseblanket Mary, a broken down hag who made a living cheating Indians at cards, a deputy named Hicks, whose courage had a price tag, and Bess Durrell, a squatters daughter with a face like an angel and a mind like something ... Show Complete Entry
Not Dated  printed in US for Methuen. Grey bds with paste down title flag to front and blue spine title, minor browning to ffep and rfep, pp 224, Original orange wrapper has browned spine and near imperceptable edge wear. Condition is as unread not inscribed, foxed or bumped.
A well known dramatic critic, this is a collection of essays, mainly theatrical. CONDITION Red cloth boards with gilt title spine, and blind stamped theatrical figure to front. Faint yellowing to endpapers o/w tight and bright, pp 268 in unread state, not inscribed. Original wrapper with mild browning to spine and minor chips to top spine edge.
A selection of Sermons by the Late Master of the Temple and Canon Residentiary of Bristol. Blue cloth boards with gilt spine title. Spine age darkened, corners bumped, usual browned endpapers. Otherwise a tight copy with bright text.
Original illustrated Edition nd but illus ed pub1858. Red bds with gilt spine title, spine has browned with age with wear at head and foot, cnrs canted front bd clean, greasy spot to rear bd, has been professionally tightened with new eps, named inked to ffep and dated 1913, beautifully engraved frontis and title page vignette with tissue guard, pages untrimmed, pp 372 + viii with 22 engraved illus CONDITION is clean, very bright and tight, not foxed. Overweight
Her Majesty's Stationary Office, London, United Kingdom, 1955
The Typhoon was a British single-seat fighter-bomber which became one of the Second World War's most successful ground-attack aircraft. Not Dated this information was released for general use after it became declassified c1955. CONDITION Orange card wraps 3 holed laced spine binding (unworn) unpaginated with photo illus and 2 double sided fold outs. Nice clean copy.
Ist Phoenix Library Edition. Blue waxed cloth bds with crisp gilt title, blind stamped bdrs and emblem (very fresh not bumped, sl. shelf wear to spine ends) Named to ffep, pp 495 plus ads to rear (tight and very clean) Original Burgundy wrapper has tanned spine with pieces missing to head and foot. An excellent copy in a fresh but not so good wrapper.
Blue bds with gilt title, not bumped or worn, edges sl. faded, pp 199 tight and very clean with faintly tanned edges, not inscribed. Original blue wrapper has tanned spine and top edge, has 1 tiny tear top rear of spine, o/w not worn or price clipped. An excellent copy.
Blue bds with crisp silver title and front decoration, blind stamped publishers device to back, not worn but sl. faded to top edge, Lawrence quote inked to ffep, faintly foxed to pages next to photo plates, pp 367 with photo illus, very tight. Original wrapper not worn, but faintly tanned. An excellent copy.
Copyright Edition stating 'Not to be introduced into the British Empire or the USA' Contains five stories: ''Yes Aunt': A Warning', 'Now Lies She There: An Elegy', 'Nobody's Baby: A Mystery Story', 'A Gentleman Of England: A Speculation', and 'Stepping Heavenward: A Record'. CONDITION Orange card wraps, spots to front D/W, rear leading edge corners lightly bumped. Very tight with clean text, in unworn DJ.
Blue bds with crisp gilt title, not worn but 2 cnrs sl. bumped, eps lightly foxed, not inscribed, pp 366 tight and clean with lightly browned page edges. Original blue wrapper fresh with browned edges and sl. rubbed spine head, not price clipped. An excellent copy.
Green cloth with bright Silver title (fresh and unworn) Book sellers stamp and label ghosting to feps, pp 326 nice tight copy, not inscribed, light scatted foxing to ends and edge. Original DJ is age toned with mild edgewear, price clipped.
"Bizarre corporation Intangibles Inc. are represented by a small bespectacled man with a very long face, who travels about selling his product to people who don't really know what an intangible is but whose lives are gradually dominated by the presence of an Intangible in their homes. Such is the theme of the title story in this collection of five novellas, which also include 'Send Her Victorious' - featuring a psychiatrist who believes he is the Emperor Franz Joseph and a client posing as Freud; and 'Since the Assassination' - about a president with a drug-pushing wife and a schizoid son." Published in the USA as 'Neanderthal Planet' with only 4 stories. CONDITION Red cloth with bright gilt title ... Show Complete Entry
Fiction of Soviet official interrigator and executioner for secret police, told in monologue. CONDITION Blue bds with crisp gilt title, not bumped or worn, name inked to ffep, pp 237 in tight unread state, original wrapper not worn but sl. foxed to inside flaps. An excellent copy.
Not Dated (1946 BL) Studies of 58 preachers from many denominations and many schools of thought, with portrait illus of each. CONDITION Blue bds with bright Gilt title (clean and unworn) 200 pages with photo plates. Crisp and clean. DJ has chips and tears due to war economy paper that have been nicely repaired internally.
Memorial edition with biographical and critical appreciation by Prof Archibald Main, DD. Story of the 17th century Covenant Matyrs. CONDITION Red Buckram cloth (bottom front cnr bumped) top edge Gilt, portrait frontis of Alexander Henderson with clean tissue guard, title page printed in Red & Black, pp xv 535 with numerous illus and plates. Copy is nice and clean through text, very odd fox spot mostly to edges, named to ffep. Overweight
Contains 8 short stories by the Editor of 'Inkshed' the NZ writers workshop magazine. CONDITION Light Blue bds with Black titles (fresh and unworn with very light speckling mainly to rear) pp 102 has tight pristine interior with abstact illus throughout (not inscribed) Original wrapper is fresh and unworn.
The history of the Goodyear company incorporated 1898. Has inscription to head of Goodyear New Zealand from P W Litchfield Company President to ffep. CONDITION Navy bds with Gilt titles (dulled) and pastedown pictoral cameo to front (spine eds and tips worn, odd faint mark) Front eps is partially cracked at spine but mull intact, pp 413 with b/w plated through out (page browning with odd fox spot to ends and edges, sl. shaken) Overweight
Grey bds with Red/Black and bright Gilt illus spine and front showing crossed Cardinal Birds (very fresh, sl. canted cnrs) Bright Gilt top edge, pp 138 with 4 nice illus plate, interior clean and bright.Condition would be fine except first free end paper has been removed tidily probably due to inscription.
American Authors Series. Green bds with all over Black floral Decoration and Bright Gilt titles (fresh and unworn, sl faded to edges, bottom rear cnr sl bruised) Bright Gilt top edge, Brown eps, nice classical vignette to title page, pp 336 with pp 33 catalogue which has 12 wonderful full page engravings (tight and very clean, not foxed or inscribed)
"Memoir in which truth is most definitely stranger than fiction. Exploring the events of her life and those of the country in which she lived until the assassination of her cousin, the president Salvador Allende, in Pinochet's military coup, Allende takes us on a highly personal tour through her homeland, bringing it to life. In this charming book, portraits of her family and friends jostle with vivid descriptions of local customs and beliefs but through it all strides the indomitable figure of the young Isabel." CONDITION 199 pages. Appears unread. Bright and crisp as new apart from slight edge toning.
1897-1987 Rewi Alley was a prolific western writer about 20th century China, and especially about the Communist revolution. 99 pages, bright and crisp copy with toned spine and slightly crushed top cnr.
NZ China Society / Prograssive Book Society, Auckland, New Zealand, 1972
1897-1987 Rewi Alley was a prolific western writer about 20th century China, and especially about the Communist revolution. Brief history with b/w photos. Stapled wraps, 46 pages. Bright and crisp copy with toned spine edge.
A lovely book of Myths and Legends of the South Pacific. 80 illustrations many from the period 1769-1876. A successor to the book Maori Myths and Tribal Legends. Folk tales from Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Hawaii, New Zealand and Easter Island. Folk tales from Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Hawaii, New Zealand and Easter Island. CONDITION Gold cloth (clean, bumped top rear cnr causing some damage to cloth)) map eps, pp xii 416. Quality production printed on cream paper stock with blue publishers staining at top edge. Very good condition with only small tear to DJ rear and label to half title. Cloth bound 8vo. d/w with plastic cover and illustration of Paul Gaugin painting. Overweight
Intellectual and artist living in primitive conditions, who is exiled by the secret police for parasitism. He reports on agricultural methods in collective farms, which is hair raising and humorous, revealing backwardness and negligence, explains Russian food shortages. Due to this publication the author was again sent to labour camp near the artic circle for spreading anti Soviet frabrications. CONDITION Burgundy bds with crisp gilt spine title, pp 282 in tight unread condition. Original red wrapper has no wear except for 2 mm tear to bottom front. A mint copy.