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Games and Hobbies : Collecting


Sir Hans Sloane - Collector Scientist Antiquary - Founding Father of the British Museum

British Museum Press, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 308pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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£70.00
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Art Deco Sculpture - Chryselephantine Statuettes of the Twenties and Thirties

Academy Editions, London
Extra Large 4to. in plain white stiff card covers with glossy colour printed dust jacket, 107pp, colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations, etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (name on fly-leaf, page-block edges slightly tanned) in a FINE Dust Jacket but for a neatly repaired and barely visible short closed tear to top edge of rear panel. A very nice copy of this elusive book
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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£51.00
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Documentary Chinese Works of Art - In Scholars Taste

Sydney L Moss, London
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 244pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, bibliog, index etc.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, tiny spot of tan soil to bottom edge of page block)
1st editionSoftcover
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£46.00
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Chinese Snuff Bottles - From the Collection of the Rt Hon the Marquess of Exeter Kcmg

Hugh Moss, London
1st printing. Heavy 8vo in brown cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover with tipped-on colour plate to front cover (as issued), 162pp on thick glossy art paper, numerous plates in colour and b/w, etc.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
1st editionHardcover
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£23.00
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The Eye of Duncan Phillips - A Collection in the Making

Phillips Collection, Washington D C / Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Thick, exceedingly heavy 4to in steel blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine,, 810pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight shelf rub to cover bottom edges) in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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£31.00
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Radios - the Golden Age

Chronicle Books, San Francisco
Large landscape 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 119pp, illustrated in colour throughout
An extremely well preserved FINE copy (hint of tanning to covers, very thin sliver of mild creasing to top edge of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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£11.00
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The Aero Field - July 1945 - Volume 9 (New Series) No. 6

Francis J Field, Sutton Coldfield
Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff paper wraps, pages numbered 114 to 132, plus single sheet printed catalogue 'Flown Cover Collections'. This is an original copy, not a facsimile
Covers slightly tanned else FINE, an extremely well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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£41.00
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The House on the Klong - The Bangkok Home and Asian Art Collection of James Thompson

Privately Printed, Tokyo
Quarto size (4to) in Thai silk covered boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, colour plate mounted on front cover (as issued), 87pp, plates in colour and b/w (some with tissue guards). Text in English
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (small printed bookplate on fly-leaf, hint of foxing to rear two leaves only)
Hardcover
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British Jigsaw Puzzles of the 20th Century

Richard Dennis, Shepton
Extra Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed boards, 132pp, illustrations in text, colour plates, index etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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£12.00
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Sir William Burrell 1861 - 1958 (Revised Edition 1985)

Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries, Glasgow
Landscape Quarto size (4to) in stiff glossy card covers, 24pp, sepia plates etc
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (slight and mild cover creasing, corners a little rubbed)
Softcover
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Postcards and Cigarette Cards (Philips Auction Catalogue for Sale 29 and 30 July 1987)

Phillips, Son and Neale, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 56pp plus 16pp plates at rear, 974 lots listed and described
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread or barely read copy
1st editionSoftcover
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£8.00
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Historische Aktien USA / Historic Stock Certificates USA, - Spiegelbilder der Wirtschaft - Band I / Mirrors of the Economy - Volume 1

Hermann Schmidt, Mainz
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in red cloth backed boards with printed paper labels to spine and front cover (as issued), 295pp, numerous colour illustrations, dual text in English and German
An almost AS NEW unread copy (faint shelf-rub to cover bottom edges, slight bump to bottom cover corner tips)
1st editionHardcover
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£14.50
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Durham Bookbinders and Booksellers 1660 - 1760

Oxford Bibliographical Society, Oxford
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers, 61pp, plates etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread or barely read copy
1st editionSoftcover
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£13.00
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These Three

Morley & Mitchell Kennerley, London
Octavo size (8vo) in rust red cloth over bevel edged boards, top edge gilt, gilt lettered black leather spine label (as issued), frontispiece with tissue guard, 91pp. One of only 400 copies for sale in Britain
A FINE+ unread or barely read copy (spine very slightly sunned and page-block edges faintly tanned)
1st editionHardcover
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£12.00
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Thimbles Make You Happy - Small and Pretty Treasures for Needlework

Yoshio Kanno, Japan
Quarto size (4to) in stiff grey plastic coated card covers, white lettering to spine and front cover. 88pp, Text in English and (mainly) Japanese with full page colour plates illustrating many hundreds of antique and collectible thimbles divided into a number of themed sections including Wedgwood, thimbles reflecting women's history, glass thimbles, Franklin Mint, advertising thimbles etc
An AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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£20.00
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Understanding Prints - A Contemporary Guide

Waddington Galleries, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in colour printed stiff card covers, 80pp, plates etc
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (faint signs of pencil erasure to fly-leaf, covers lightly edge-rubbed)
1st editionSoftcover
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£9.50
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Bird-Keeping and Birdcages - A History

David & Charles, Newton Abbot
Hardcover 143pp, plates and illustrations in text, index
An almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy page block edges faintly dusty) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (hint of fading to spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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